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In this weekly feature, we list down the most trending videos from the poker world. From the craziest to the funniest – from the interesting to the bizarre – you’ll find it all here every week!
Vishal Ojha Champions USOP Hanoi 2023 Main Event – Final Table Live Stream
Vietnam’s live poker tournaments have recently become a hotbed for Indian talents, with two breakout Main Event wins marking this week’s accomplishments.
USOP Hanoi 2023, the fourth instalment of the tour since its launch in February 2023, saw impressive performances from Indian players. They clinched five title victories at the festival. The spotlight, however, was firmly on Vishal Ojha, who made history by seizing the record-breaking USOP Main Event title. After a thrilling heads-up deal, Ojha pocketed a staggering VN₫ 4.952 Billion (approximately ₹1.71 Crores).
For those who missed the gripping final table action, USOP live-streamed the final table action on their YouTube channel. Relive the excitement below.
Zarvan Tumboli Conquers 2023 VSOP Championship IX Main Event – Final Table Live Stream
Indian poker stars have been making waves in Vietnam, and Zarvan Tumboli is the latest to join the champions’ circle. Hot on the trail of Vishal Ojha‘s ground-breaking win at the USOP Hanoi 2023 Main Event, Tumboli clinched the VSOP Championship IX VN₫ 6 Billion GTD Main Event title.
Well-known as the 2022 WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event champion, Tumboli’s latest win added a remarkable VN₫ 1.57 Billion (approximately ~₹53.76 Lakhs) to his growing list of accomplishments. Vietnam’s poker maestro, “Picasso,” landed a commendable second place, taking home VN₫ 1.026 Billion.
If you missed the nail-biting final table action, fear not. VSOP live-streamed the finale on their YouTube channel. Delve into the thrilling showdown below.
Shah Rukh Khan Stars in A23 Poker’s Latest Ad Film
A23 Poker has rolled out a captivating new ad film starring none other than Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan, aligning with their new tagline: “Poker Khelne Wale Dikhate Nahi!” (Those who play poker don’t show it).
The ad portrays SRK caught in a tense moment with gangsters and his associate. Ingeniously, the storyline weaves in poker terminologies like ‘Bluff’ and ‘Two of a Kind’ in its narrative.
As the ad concludes, his associate curiously inquires about SRK’s thoughts during the nail-biting moment. SRK cheekily responds that poker was on his mind, emphasizing the essence of the game – those who play poker do not reveal anything before going all in.
Dynamic Duo – Chota Machhi & SharmaJI’s Epic Streams
PokerGuru`s dynamic streaming duo, Chota Machhi (Arpit Jain) and SharmaJI (Naman Sharma) have fast become fan favourites with their exhilarating poker streams.
Last Sunday, they joined forces for a dual stream for PokerSaint’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Diamond and the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Daily.
SharmaJI later shifted gears by diving into the ₹5/₹10 and ₹10/₹20 cash game tables on A23 Poker.
SharmaJI returned to PokerSaint on Monday, diving straight into the competitive fray of the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Daily.
Tuesday saw Chota Machhi rise to the challenge, live-streaming his run in PokerSaint’s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Ruby and ₹2 Lakhs GTD Daily.
SharmaJI was back at it on Wednesday with PokerSaint’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Emerald and ₹2 Lakhs GTD Daily. Overcoming a string of past defeats, SharmaJI clinched a remarkable third place in the Emerald, winning ₹52,338. He furthered his winnings with a 17th-place spot in the Daily, accumulating ₹55,487 for the day.
On Thursday, SharmaJI looked to continue the winning momentum by streaming the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Opal and the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily.
Chota Machhi stepped into the spotlight on Friday, firing up his streaming station for PokerSaint’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Sapphire and ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily.
To round off the week, Chota Machhi pitted his skills in PokerSaint`s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Moonstone and the high-intensity ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily.
Aditya Wadhwani & Akash Shekhar’s Thrilling Sunday Stream on PokerBaazi
Last Sunday, the poker community was treated to a riveting stream as the famed commentator Aditya Wadhwani joined forces with Akash Shekhar. Their dual stream on PokerBaazi was nothing short of a spectacle. The pair took on challenges such as the colossal ₹5 Crores GTD EndBoss 6.0, the ₹1 Crore GTD MoneyMaker, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD 1000X#4 Sunday Prime, and the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS HighRoller, making the weekend a memorable one for any poker player tuning in.
Shobhit Bhargava Streams Pocket52 Flagships
Renowned content creator Shobhit Bhargava, behind the widely-followed YouTube channel 569poker, delivered enthralling content throughout the week as he took to streaming multiple multi-table tournaments.
Adding a dash of excitement to the mid-week poker scene, Bhargava showcased his skills on Pocket52, focusing on primetime tournaments like the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Pocket Rockets and the ₹6 Lakhs GTD Avenger.
Then, on Thursday, he returned with yet another engaging session, diving deep into Pocket52’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD Pocket Magnets and the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Highroller.
Aniruddha Joshi & Ashutosh Kumar Streams MTTs & Cash Games
Aniruddha Joshi engaged his audience with a blockbuster weekend showing. It was a massive Sunday for the poker streamer who had made Day 2’s of many standout tournaments, like the ₹5 Crores GTD EndBoss 6.0, ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event, ₹11 Lakhs GTD Orion.
Along with streaming these, Joshi further elevated the excitement by diversifying his streaming portfolio and adding more tables, including the ₹1.10 Crore GTD Zodiac Millions (PKO), the ₹1 Crore GTD Moneymaker, the ₹1 Crore GTD Galactic Series Main Event (PKO), the ₹40 Lakhs GTD 1000x Series Sunday Prime, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD Pocket Kings, and the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Nano Highroller.
Did you miss the thrilling fourth session of the Cash Game Stream Battle, where Aniruddha Joshi and Ashutosh Kumar went head-to-head on Tuesday? Check out who won below.
Devvrat Singh Kaurav Streams MTTs
Devvrat Singh Kaurav broadcasted his participation in PokerSaint’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Diamond last Sunday.
But the action didn’t stop there. For the remainder of the week, Kayrav kept busy on Pocket52. On Tuesday, viewers got a front-row seat to his gameplay in the Pocket52 flagships: the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Pocket Bullets and the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Terminator.
Wednesday saw Kaurav back on the platform streaming, fiercely competing in the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Pocket Rockets and the ₹6 Lakhs GTD Avenger.
Eager to share his expertise, Devvrat Singh Kaurav took his audience along for the ride on Thursday, diving deep into Pocket52’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD Pocket Magnets.
The next day, he dived into Pocket52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Pocket Knights.
Rahul Kumar’s Streams MTTs
Last Sunday, viewers tuned in to watch Rahul Kumar skillfully navigate his way through PokerStars India’s ₹1 Crore GTD Galactic Series Main Event PKO.
The action continued as, on Wednesday, he switched gears and took on PokerSaint’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Emerald.
Jayant Alagawadi Streams MTTs & Cash Games
Jayant Alagawadi brought his A-game last Sunday, streaming his expert gameplay in PokerStars India’s ₹1 Crore GTD Galactic Series Main Event PKO. Audiences got an exciting glimpse into his poker strategies and decision-making processes.
Parth Jain Streams MTTs & Cash Games
On Wednesday, the poker community was treated to Parth Jain‘s livestream as he competed in Pocket52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Pocket Rockets and ₹6 Lakhs GTD Avenger.
But the action didn’t end there. By Thursday, Jain was deep in the world of cash games, streaming a ₹50/₹100 session on Hi Score. He also engaged fans by playing a high-stakes ₹20 Lakhs GTD tournament on the platform.
Ankit Nahar Streams MTTs & Cash Games
Last Sunday, Ankit Nahar captivated audiences by streaming a selection of tournaments from the Galactic Series, including the featured ₹1 Crore GTD Main Event PKO.
By Tuesday, Nahar was back in action, offering viewers a front-row seat to his strategies in Pocket52’s ₹18 Lakhs GTD Pocket Bullets.
Throughout the week, Nahar remained in the limelight by streaming MTTs on Pocket52, diving into events like the ₹6 Lakhs GTD Avenger and the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Pocket Rockets.
Rounding out the week, Nahar treated his viewers to his gameplay in Pocket52’s featured attractions: the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Pocket Magnets and the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Highroller.
PokerGuru’s Daily Majors Recap With Saumya Paithankar: Weekly Highlights
PokerGuru’s Saumya Paithankar delivered another week of insightful updates on the biggest online winners. Our picks are the updates from Sunday, September 10, and Monday, September 11.
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