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PokerBaazi’s The Game Changer 2.0 on the Cusp of Creating a New Record; Reaches 3,586 Entries

PokerBaazi's The Game Changer 2.0 Day 1C
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis August 24, 2019
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The third and penultimate starting flight of The Game Changer 2.0, Day 1C, logged in 1,261 entries (700 unique and 561 re-entries), taking the total field size to 3,586 entries. The tournament is now only 192 entries short of breaking its previous record.

Though this edition’s Day 1C failed to pull in more entries than last time (Day 1C of Game Changer 1.0 had attracted 1,613 entries), it still witnessed some of the biggest names in the country in action. After nearly five hours of relentless play, only 116 runners were left in the fray and leading them to Day 2 will be ‘Pokerroller’ (615,387). The Day 1C chip leader, ‘Pokerroller’ is the first player out of all the three completed flights to bag over 600K in chips.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi (432,458) and The Game Changer 1.0 champion Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar featured among the top 10 stacks of the day.

With the Turbo flight, Day 1D slated to commence at 8 PM later tonight, The Game Changer 2.0 is within striking distance of creating a new record!

You can win a free entry ticket for Day 1D of The Game Changer on making a deposit of 25,000 using the deposit code “GCDAY1D”.

Day 1C Recap

With the race to make it to Day 2 of what will most likely go down the history books as the biggest online poker tournament in the country, Day 1C kicked off with much aplomb at 8 PM on August 23. Registering 1,261 entries (700 unique and 561 re-entries), the third starting flight was left with just 116 remaining players by the time the play wrapped up.

‘Pokerroller’ emerged as the chip leader and also became the first player to cross the 600K-mark in chips by accumulating a stack of 615,387. The user was trailed by ‘effuno’ (539,288) and ‘VasooliChacha’ (494,761), who rounded out the top three stacks.

The previous edition’s champion, Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar bagged the seventh biggest stack of the night. Sekar had won ₹33 Lakhs in prize money following a four-way ICM deal in The Game Changer 1.0. However, Sekar wasn’t the only finalist from the previous edition to qualify through Day 1C. Game Changer 1.0’s third-place finisher ‘brointer’ was also seen in action and worked up a workable stack of 137,625 for Day 2.

Prashanth Sekar - The Game Changer 2.0 Day 1C
Prashanth Sekar

Other notable stacks for the day were Anurag ‘13anurag’ Srivastava (316,850), Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra (183,929), Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant (166,210), Srihari ‘bangbang999’ Bang (163,299), Pranav ‘GarviGujarat’ Desai (121,282), Vinod ‘figureitout’ Megalmani (38,471) and Eka ‘gettingthere’ Vedantham (37,454).

PokerGuru Ambassadors Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi (432,458), Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj (227,201), Nadeem ‘SpadeHunter’ Basha (207,063) and Devvrat ‘flopCheck’ Arya (72,018), were among the 116 Day 1C qualifiers.

Ashutosh Balodhi, Gokul Raj & Nadeem Basha - The Game Changer 2.0 Day 1C
Ashutosh Balodhi, Gokul Raj & Nadeem Basha

Making use of the “Best Stack” format, which allows players to qualify through multiple flights and only the best stack is carried forward, Sahil ‘CairyHunt’ Agarwal (288,943), Nishant ‘nishant177’ Sharma (288,007), Shubham ‘Shabbaking’ Singla (140,526) and Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta (112,404), were some well-known players who qualified for Day 2 a second time in the event.

Top 10 Chip Counts At the End of Day 1C

1. Pokerroller – 615,387

2. effuno – 539,288

3. VasooliChacha – 494,761

4. Ishan ‘lazyguru’ Sharma – 462,832

5. Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi – 432,458

6. checmate – 420,035

7. Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar – 376,492

8. Pratik ‘Pratikp’ Kayal – 372,676

9. Niranjan ‘Orion7’ Singh – 360,125

10. atrij – 354,966

Content & Image Courtesy: PokerBaazi

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