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This Week in Poker: October 16 – 22

TWIP Oct 16 to 22
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  • Namita Ghosh October 23, 2019
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In the PokerGuru feature ‘This Week in Poker,’ we bring you the weekly roundup of the most significant online scores by Indian MTT players along with the top stories from both the live and online poker circuit.

Here are this week’s top stories

Big tournament offerings, power-packed performances, new personal-best scores – these are just some of the big highlights of the week that whizzed by. Even before we get to these, let’s begin by giving a big round of applause for Indian poker! The past fortnight rolled out two major live tournament stops in Goa. Immediately following the Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) that was making a comeback after a hiatus of over three years, WPT India came visiting the coastal city of Goa for its third annual tour of the country. The electrifying action over these two stops underlines the evident return of the Golden era for live tournaments in India. Indian poker players are now genuinely spoilt for choice when it comes to domestic tours, and it will be safe to assume that the live poker rush will continue all the way through next year!

WPT India was indeed the highlight news story this past week. Part of the WPT Season XVIII Asia Swing, the stop crowned seven new WPT winners. The series turned out to be a stupendous success for Team PokerGuru, which came out in big numbers. The end result was equally befitting with PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot taking home the most coveted title of the schedule, the ₹55K Main Event for a career-best ₹63.48 Lakhs (includes a $3,500 WPT passport). Munot’s outstanding score is the highest that an Indian pro has earned over the past seven days, making him our “PokerGuru Star of the Week!!”

The same day that Munot took the title home, PokerGuru Staking’s Madhav Gupta also bagged his first live title and that too at a WPT event, winning the ₹20K MegaStack for ₹5.33 Lakhs. Yasheel Doddanavar (₹100K High Roller for ₹34.64 Lakhs), Asif Anis (₹35K SuperStack for ₹14.70 Lakhs), Gurukumar G (₹20K Kickoff for ₹8.05 Lakhs), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (₹25K Big Bounts for ₹6.63 Lakhs) and Pratik Mehta (₹7K Ship It for ₹2.07 Lakhs) were the other winners at the stop.

Even with such high-octane tournament action keeping the circuit regs busy in Goa, the action on the virtual felts was not lagging. In fact, Spartan Poker, one of the top platforms for tournament players in the country, is currently playing host to the 22nd edition of its hugely popular Spartan Super Series (SSS). As for the small-stakes and recreational players, there is the Dangal 100-Max Series that is currently underway on Poker Dangal. The five-day series has 20 events on the schedule and promises ₹15 Lakhs in prize money and another ₹1 Lakhs in Leaderboard prizes.

Topping the online charts was ‘space ace’ who took down Spartan Poker’s Destiny 11.0 ₹20 Lakhs GTD for ₹6.50 Lakhs. Akshay ‘vibaks’ Nasa was the other standout performer as he took down two Adda52 majors last Sunday – he won the Adda52 Macau ₹25 Lakhs GTD for ₹6.12 Lakhs and also captured the Hollywood ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹71,250.

At the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) currently underway at King’s Casino, Rozvadov, six bracelets have already been awarded. There is a small contingent of Indians in the mix with notable finishes coming from Nitin Jain (Mini Main Event -12th for ₹7.33 Lakhs) and Ankit Ahuja (€1,650 PLO/ NLHE Mix – 16th for ₹2.90 Lakhs).

Setting the Asian circuit on fire was APT Taiwan. The 21-event series gave away a total of TWD 35,051,300 (~₹8.11 Crores) in prize money with Zong Chi He (Main Event for TWD 1.949 Million – ₹45.13 Lakhs) and Jinho Hong (Championships Event for TWD 1,697,300 – ₹39.30 Lakhs) winning the major titles. Mike Takayama, who raked in six cashes at the series, including two title wins, was declared the Player of the Series.

Moving over to the industry news, the month of October has brought with it a plethora of significant developments for the gaming industry. The Kerala High Court, after hearing the review petitions by three online rummy websites Ace2Three, Junglee Rummy, and RummyCircle upheld its January judgment that rummy is a game of skill but playing it for money amounted to gambling and is thus illegal under the Kerala Gaming Act, 1960. The Court also made a vital observation that the applicability of the 1976 notification, which lists rummy as one of the six games exempted from the Kerala Gaming Act, has to be decided on a case-to-case basis. Meanwhile, online gaming firm Nazara Technologies invested ₹83.5 Crores for acquiring a majority stake in kid’s subscription company Paper Boat Apps, while India’s gaming and entertainment giant Delta Corp registered 22% growth year-on-year.

In international developments, Google is now allowing sports betting operators in select U.S. markets to advertise on its platform while MGM Resorts has made public its decision to sell off its two Vegas properties – MGM Bellagio and Circus Circus Las Vegas.


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There is no dearth of poker action for tournament players in the country. Headlining the tournament roster is the Spartan Super Series (SSS) currently underway at Spartan Poker. The 41-event series hit the virtual felts on October 21 with a very juicy ₹4.3+ Crores in prize pool guarantees. For the relative newcomers and small stakes players, Poker Dangal is hosting the Dangal 100 Max Series – an affordable tournament series that caps unique entries at 100 players per event.

Speaking of online scores, ‘space ace’ was the biggest winner last week as he took down Spartan Poker’s Destiny 11.0 ₹20 Lakhs GTD for ₹6.50 Lakhs. Akshay ‘vibaks’ Nasa was another standout performer as he won two majors on Adda52 last Sunday. Nasa took down the Macau ₹25 Lakhs GTD for ₹6.12 Lakhs and added another ₹71,250 to his tally by shipping the Hollywood ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹71,250. Rounding out the top scorers’ list of the week is Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan, who won the BSS SuperStack ₹25 Lakhs GTD (RE) on PokerBaazi for ₹5.11 Lakhs.

The notable scores of the week include –

PlayerPrizeEventPoker Site
space ace₹6,50,575Destiny 11.0 ₹20 Lakhs GTD ₹5,500 RESpartan Poker
Akshay ‘vibaks’ Nasa₹6,12,500Macau ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan₹5,11,980BSS SuperStack ₹25 Lakhs GTD (RE)PokerBaazi
Chirag ‘mahikk’ Bhardwaj₹5,09,640MelbourneAdda52
Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant₹4,37,382The Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTD (RE)PokerBaazi
Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi₹4,27,720The Elite ₹15 Lakhs GTD 6 Max RESpartan Poker
Chandan 'MeStrongYouFold' Arora₹4,20,870Sunday SuperStack ₹25 Lakhs GTD ₹5,500 RESpartan Poker
Bit2Easy₹4,20,000Barcelona ₹15 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Anmolraj ‘tottenham’ Singh Chawla₹3,67,500The Joker ₹15 Lakhs GTD9stacks
CrownUpJr₹3,21,230SSS #11 Mega Stack ₹20 Lakhs GTD ₹3,300 RESpartan Poker
Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot₹3,15,000The Endeavour ₹15 Lakhs GTD (RE)PokerBaazi
BatteryDead₹2,71,600SSS #5 ReCharge ₹14 Lakhs GTD ₹2,200 RESpartan Poker
Kapil ‘racemonk’ Arora₹2,51,377Sunday Special Progressive KO ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Reg_Slayer₹2,48,000London ₹10 Lakhs GTDAdda52
SLR111₹2,40,054Bahamas ₹15 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Anurag ‘Norman Bates’ Srivastava₹2,36,220Head-Hunter ₹10 Lakhs GTD ₹5,500 PLO (RE)Spartan Poker
The AnnihiIator₹2,36,149Highroller ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani₹2,35,300The Bout ₹10 Lakhs GTD (RE)PokerBaazi
Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra₹2,20,900The Vegas ₹10 Lakhs GTD (RE)PokerBaazi
hitmanharry₹2,20,900Fri-YAY ₹10 Lakhs GTD (RE)PokerBaazi
Sam ‘Lokimon’ Anand₹2,10,000Hitman ₹7.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Laard Labakdas₹1,94,900TGIF ₹10 Lakhs GTD ₹1,650 RESpartan Poker
PerlJammer₹1,94,606Goa Fest ₹8 Lakhs GTDAdda52
bettingkingg₹1,91,963Uppercut – Progressive KO [6-Max] Magic Edition ₹8 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Ramji Kishore ‘bluffpolice123’ G₹1,53,330SSS $6 Hi-Fi ₹8 Lakhs GTD ₹1,650 RESpartan Poker
Chandan ‘darkfish’ Arora₹1,35,000Thunder ₹5 Lakhs GTD9stacks
Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover₹1,31,768Thursday MonsterStack ₹5 Lakhs GTD (5RE)PokerBaazi
Aditya ‘LeoBazooka1897’ Pandita₹1,27,650The Monster 6-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTD (RE)PokerBaazi
tks5432₹1,23,610Sixth Sense ₹6 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Anirban D. ‘pokernoob’ Das₹1,21,503Electric Big Daddy ₹5 Lakhs GTD ₹1,650 RESpartan Poker
Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma₹1,20,750BSS MegaStack ₹5 Lakhs GTD (RE)PokerBaazi
The AnnihiIator₹1,04,843Monday Hustle ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
MojoJojo2193₹97,496Night On Stars ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Dhaval ‘dhavhe’ Heda₹88,039Tuesday MonsterStack₹3 Lakhs GTD (RE)PokerBaazi
Bizman₹86,000Twister ₹2 Lakhs GTD Deepstack NLHE (Max 5 Rebuys)Khelo365
Anirban D. ‘pottysingh’ Das₹82,5686-Max Wednesday SuperStack ₹3 Lakhs GTD (5RE)PokerBaazi
Imdad ‘rahuljohn1983’ Ahmed₹80,855Friday SuperStack ₹3 Lakhs GTD (5RE)PokerBaazi
Chennaino1₹80,400Monday Megastack ₹3 Lakhs GTD (5RE)PokerBaazi
Pranav ‘dak0o’ Bang₹79,840Sunday Special (L) ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Masterroshi₹72,500Hollywood ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Akshay ‘vibaks’ Nasa₹71,250Hollywood ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Dcs007₹71,250Hexagram ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sabir ‘Sabir’ Hossain₹65,000StackUp @8pm ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD9stacks
sheldon₹65,000StackUp @8pm ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD9stacks
jayadeepreddy9₹61,717Hexagram ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sam ‘Lokimon’ Anand₹60,000Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
abhidread₹56,982Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTD ₹2,200 RESpartan Poker
Shashank ‘Acekiller’ Shekhar₹56,392BSS PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTD (Half RE)PokerBaazi
Nikhil Sethi₹46,000Mega Splash ₹1 Lakh GTD NLHE (Max 5 Rebuys)Khelo365
Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar₹45,477The Classic ₹1,650 ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Amit ‘FeedMeUrStack’ Sinha₹44,719Progressive KO – 4 Max ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Shusant₹43,000Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTD NLHE (Max 5 Rebuys)Khelo365
rdx1111₹34,017Zoom 3-Max ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Akash ‘AroraSahab’ Arora₹29,8016-Max NLHE ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
RRK_19₹29,313Deepstack ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Cheekuri₹25,800Deep Stack ₹60K GTD NLHE (Max 5 Rebuys)Khelo365
ankit111₹23,800100 Max Event #3 ₹100K GTDPoker Dangal


Poker Dangal’s Dangal 100 Max Series On 2nd Run

The Dangal 100 Max Series is back on Poker Dangal for its second edition. The five-day series kicked off on October 21 with ₹15 Lakhs in guaranteed prize money across 20 events.

Dangal 100-Max Series Oct 2019

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Spartan Super Series Returns With ₹4.3+ Crores GTD

The marquee tournament offering of Spartan Poker, Spartan Super Series (SSS) has returned for its 22nd edition. The festive-special series took off on October 21 and will continue till October 27, with 41 events on the schedule and over ₹4.3 Crores in prize pool guarantees.

Spartan Super Series

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Kerala High Court Passes Judgment in Online Rummy Legality Case

The Kerala High Court dismissed the review petitions challenging its January order that had deemed playing rummy for money as gambling and illegal. The review petitions had been filed by several online rummy companies.

Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

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Nazara Acquires Majority Stake in Paper Boat Apps

Online gaming behemoth Nazara Technologies has reportedly invested ₹83.5 Crores in acquiring a 51% stake in the kid’s subscription company Paper Boat Apps. The company’s primary product, Kiddopia, is a pre-school edutainment app offering a wide range of interactive games and activities for children aged 2-3 years.

Nazara Acquires Paper Boat

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Delta Corp Reports 22% Increase in Year-on-Year Profit

According to Delta Corp’s financial report for the September-ending fiscal quarter, the company registered 22% growth in year-on-year (YoY) profit and reported total revenues of ₹252.76 Crores. Delta Corp’s revenue from casinos declined by 1%, but online gaming registered a robust 17% growth.

Delta Corp
Delta Corp

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2019 World Poker Tour (WPT) India

The third edition of the World Poker Tour (WPT) India ran from October 15 to 21 with a packed schedule of seven tournaments. Despite being one of the most popular tournament brands in the country, this year’s WPT India underperformed in comparison to its predecessor. Though the crème de la crème of the domestic poker industry was in attendance at the series, along with four-time WSOP bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi, the series was unable to surpass the attendance records set at this stop last year.

Interestingly, all the seven events at the series crowned champions in players who were either collecting their first-ever live titles or their first WPT trophy.

The series started off with the ₹20K Kickoff, which was a two-day long event and logged in 161 entries. Outlasting the competition was Gurukumar G, who won his first live title along with a career-best ₹8.05 Lakhs in prize money.

Guru Kumar
Guru Kumar

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Just as the Kickoff event was coming to a close, the ₹35K Superstack commenced. Attracting 168 entries, the event generated ₹58.80 Lakhs in the prize pool, with the top 21 places assured prizes. Asif Anis came out on top to win ₹14.70 Lakhs in prize money.

Asif Anis takes down 35K SuperStack
Asif Anis takes down 35K SuperStack

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The third event of the series was the ₹25K Big Bounty, which pulled in 225 entries and found a winner in well-known player Sriharsha Doddapaneni who banked ₹6.63 Lakhs for his win.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni

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Pratik Mehta overcame a field of 90 entries in the ₹7K Ship IT and added ₹2.07 Lakhs to his bankroll, along with his very first live title.

Pratik Mehta & Karan Kapur
Pratik Mehta & Karan Kapur

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The pièce de résistance of the series – ₹55K Main Event – kicked off on October 18 and clocked in 630 entries across three starting flights, falling considerably short of last year’s 697 entries. Rising to the top of this massive field was none other than our very own PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot. He bested Yuvraj Chaudhary (runner-up for ₹42.77 Lakhs) to secure his first-ever WPT title, along with a personal-best ₹63.48 Lakhs (includes a WPT passport worth $3,500)!

Ashish Munot wins WPT India Main Event
Ashish Munot wins WPT India Main Event

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UK-based player Yasheel Doddanavar outlasted the 127 strong-entry field in the ₹100K High Roller to win a career-best ₹34.64 Lakhs.

Yasheel Doddanavar
Yasheel Doddanavar

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The final event that rounded out the series was the fast-paced ₹20K MegaStack. PokerGuru Staking’s Madhav ‘Maddy’ Gupta bagged his maiden live title in the event for ₹5.33 Lakhs.

Madhav Gupta
Madhav Gupta

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2019 WPT India Winners

EventWinnerPrize Money
₹55K Main EventAshish Munot₹63.48 Lakhs
₹100K High RollerYasheel Doddanavar₹34.64 Lakhs
₹35K SuperstackAsif Anis₹14.70 Lakhs
₹20K KickoffGurukumar G₹8.05 Lakhs
₹25K Big BountySriharsha Doddapaneni₹6.63 Lakhs
₹20K MegaStackMadhav Gupta₹5.33 Lakhs
₹7K Ship ITPratik Mehta₹2.07 Lakhs


2019 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE)

The 12th edition of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) began on October 13 at one of the biggest casinos of Europe, the King’s Resort in Rozvadov. Nine out of the 15 bracelet events have already crowned champions, and the latest winners to join the list are Siamak Tooran, Tomas Fara, Kahle Burns, and Asi Moshe.

Siamak Tooran, Tomas Fara, Kahle Burns & Asi Moshe
Siamak Tooran, Tomas Fara, Kahle Burns & Asi Moshe

2019 WSOPE Winners (October 13 to 22)

EventWinnerPrize Money
Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'emRenat Bohdanov€53,654
Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit OmahaDash Dudley€51,600
Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'emVangelis Kaimakamis€167,056
Event #4: €250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'emJames Chen€2,844,215
Event #5: €2,500 8-Game MixEspen Sandvik€75,426
Event #6: €25,500 Short Deck High Roller No-Limit Hold'emSiamak Tooran€740,996
Event #7: €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold'emTomas Fara€59,904
Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'emKahle Burns€596,883
Event #9: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em MixAsi Moshe€97,465

While the who’s who of the international poker community is attending the series, a small group of Indian challengers is also present at the stop. Co-founder of The Indian Poker Series (TIPS) Manish Goenka (66th for €688 – ₹54,420) and Sagar Patnaik (142nd for €465 – ₹36,781) opened Team India`s scorecard with deep runs in Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold’em.

Manish Goenka & Sagar Patnaik
Manish Goenka & Sagar Patnaik

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The first marquee event at the stop, Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold ’em, was taken down by Greece’s Vangelis Kaimakamis for €167,056. Indian contenders Nitin Jain (12th for €9,248 – ₹7.33 Lakhs) and Pulkit Goyal (46th for €2,956 – ₹2.34 Lakhs), both posted scores.

Nitin Jain
Nitin Jain
Pulkit Goyal
Pulkit Goyal

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The latest scores for Team India came in Event #9: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold ’em Mix that saw Ankit Ahuja finish 16th for €3,678 (~₹2.90 Lakhs) while Sandeep Chatlani placed 32nd for €2,699 (~₹2.12 Lakhs).

Ankit Ahuja
Ankit Ahuja
Sandeep Chatlani
Sandeep Chatlani

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Team India Cashes at the 2019 WSOPE (October 13 to 22)

EventPlayerFinishPrize Money
Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold ’emNitin Jain12th€9,248 - ₹7.33 Lakhs
Event #9: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold ’em MixAnkit Ahuja16th€3,678 - ₹2.90 Lakhs
Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold ’emPulkit Goyal46th€2,956 - ₹2.34 Lakhs
Event #9: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold ’em MixSandeep Chatlani32nd€2,699 - ₹2.12 Lakhs
Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit OmahaAditya Singh36th€1,075 - ₹85,032
Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit OmahaNitin Jain38th€1,075 - ₹85,032
Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold’emManish Goenka66th€688 - ₹54,420
Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold’emSagar Patnaik142nd€465 - ₹36,781


Asia Poker Tour (APT) Taiwan

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) Taiwan returned to the Chinese Texas Hold ‘em Association for its third edition in the country on October 9. The 21-tournament stop attracted a total of 1,907 entries that includes 443 unique players from 24 nations to generate an overall prize pool of TWD 35,051,300 (~₹8.11 Crores).

The showstopper event at the series, the TWD 33,000 buy-in Main Event attracted 285 hopefuls across three starting flights. In the end, it was local talent Zong Chi He who came out on top to win the Main Event title for TWD 1.949 Million (~₹45.13 Lakhs). He defeated Korea’s Jinho Hong heads-up, but Hong more than made up for the near-miss by taking down the second featured event of the stop – TWD 49,500 buy-in Championships Event for TWD 1,697,300 (~₹39.30 Lakhs).

Zong Chi He & Jinho Hong
Zong Chi He & Jinho Hong

Decorated Filipino pro Mike Takayama, who won two events at the series and cashed in four others, topped the APT Player of the Series (POS) leaderboard with 1,147 points.

Mike Takayama is the 2019 APT Taiwan POS
Mike Takayama wins the 2019 APT Taiwan POS

The Main Event champion He (1,126 points) finished runner-up to Takayama on the POS leaderboard while PLO Hi champion Philip Wang (1,076 points) placed third.


2019 APT Taiwan Winners

TWD 33,000 Main EventZong Chi HeTWD 1,949,900
TWD 49,500 Championships EventJinho HongTWD 1,697,300
TWD 86,000 High RollersSang Yeon HwangTWD 1,071,400
TWD 54,000 High Rollers Single DayBao Qiang HoTWD 868,000
TWD 54,000 High Rollers Single DayMike TakayamaTWD 730,500
TWD 54,000 High Rollers Single DaySoo Jo KimTWD 471,000
TWD 16,500 Monster StackDanny TangTWD 448,200
TWD 16,500 Monster Stack EventHuang Zhi HaoTWD 348,200
TWD 9,900 No Limit Hold'emSung Woon ParTWD 176,600
TWD 9,900 No Limit Hold'emSparrow Park Yu CheungTWD 175,700
TWD 11,000 Head Hunter Bounty EventMike TakayamaTWD 159,800
Event 13: TWD 7,700 Welovesport Super Deep Stack TurboLin Chen AnTWD 145,900
Event 12: TWD NLH Single Day EventWai Tak ChoyTWD 130,700
Event 5: TWD 8,800 Pot Limit Omaha HiPhilip WangTWD 115,700
Event 10: TWD11,000 Pot Limit Omaha HiSegers KristofTWD 112,300
Event 6: TWD 7,700 NLH Single Day EventChi Kwon Li SuTWD 109,500
Event 9: TWD 9,900 Short DeckSan Yi HsiaoTWD 79,800
Event 19: TWD 5,500 Deep Stack TurboDave SpencerTWD 78,900
Event 14: Deep Stack Hyper TurboSeung Yeol KimTWD 73,000
Event 21: TWD 5,500 Deep Stack Hyper TurboHuang Pin HaoTWD 73,000
Event 16: TWD 5,500 Deep Stack TurboPoi ChenTWD 71,100


Ravi Raghavan Wins WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond Main Event

Indian-origin player Ravi Raghavan claimed his second World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) gold ring last week after he shipped the WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond’s $1,700 Main Event for $272,322.

The event attracted a field of 1,063 entries, and the top 160 finishers made it in the money!

Ravi Raghavan wins the WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond Main Event
Ravi Raghavan wins the WSOPC Horseshoe Hammond Main Event

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Faisal Siddiqui Wins WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Baltimore Main Event

The WSOPC Horseshoe Baltimore Main Event logged in a field of 303 players, and outlasting them all was recreational player Faisal Siddiqui. He defeated Joseph Malebranche heads-up for the title and pocketed $113,143 along with his first WSOP Circuit ring.

Faisal Siddiqui
Faisal Siddiqui

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Josh Adkins Captures WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble

The World Poker Tour (WPT) bestbet Bounty Scramble pulled in 349 entries over two starting days, and the top 45 places made it in the money. The event found a winner in 26-year-old Josh Adkins, who took away $331,480 in prize money and a $15,000 seat into the WPT Tournament of Champions after besting Tan Nguyen heads-up for the title.

Josh Adkins
Josh Adkins

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And with this, we conclude this week’s roundup of the latest news updates and developments from the world of poker. We will return again next week with our weekly report, stay tuned.

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