Nov 10, 2020
Recap provided by PokerGuru.in.
It was yet another day on the virtual felts that was drenched in overlays. So much so that even the guarantee-smashing inaugural WPT Online India (WPTOI) series saw its big-ticket tourneys failing to meet their advertised guarantees.
Here is a recap of the Monday tournaments!
The fifth day of the WPT Online India was headlined by the ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT Monday Feature that offered the most massive prize pool guarantee of the day. The tourney ran for more than six hours and collected 444 entries – falling ₹79,200 short of its listed guarantee to become the series’ first WPT Trophy event to register an overlay.
Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh conquered the title and top prize of ₹3.67 Lakhs, while Rachit ‘baba_ramdev’ Soni finished runner-up for ₹2.17 Lakhs. Besides taking down the WPT Monday Feature, Gangandeep also cashed the WPT Monster Turbo (14th for ₹11,375), taking his overall Monday score to ₹3.78 Lakhs. Singh currently has lifetime online earnings of ₹77.58 Lakhs.
Adda52’s Table For 6 was the other marquee tourney on the WPTOI schedule last night. Offering ₹7 Lakhs in prize pool guarantees, the ₹2,750 entry buy-in event pulled in 307 participants and amassed a prize pool worth ₹7.68 Lakhs. 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin ‘kornkif’ Labroo triumphed over the crowded field to clinch his career-first WPT Online title, along with a cool ₹1.58 Lakhs payday. A heads-up chop witnessed Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar rake in ₹1.49 Lakhs for his runner-up finish. Labroo is presently sitting atop ₹5.3 Crores in online earnings, of which ₹2.01 Crores he has earned this year.
The ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic also experienced an overlay. It fell ₹98,690 short of the break-even mark after registering 294 entrants. Business Head of Poker at Delta Corp, Manish ‘jhulelaal’ J. Adnani, was in phenomenal form yesterday. He kicked off the day by taking the Morning Adda for ₹14,500 before making a 15th place finish in the WPT Hustle for ₹2,039. He came whiskers close to claiming back-to-back WPT Online title in the WPT Classic but ultimately fell one spot short of the win, placing second for ₹76,250. The event was championed by ‘anand1895’ for ₹1.28 Lakhs.
WPT Monday Feature ₹15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹3,500
Entries – 246
Re-entries – 198
Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000
Places Paid – 49
The featured tourney at the inaugural WPT Online India series, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT Monday Feature pulled in 444 entries (246 unique and 198 re-entries), to post an overlay of ₹79,200. Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh navigated his way to the top to win the only WPT Trophy tourney on the day`s schedule and ₹3.68 Lakhs in prize money.
Rachit ‘baba_ramdev’ Soni, who had finished runner-up in the WPT India PLO Championship on November 7, picked up another second-place finish at the series, banking ₹2.18 Lakhs in the process.
This is not the first time that Singh has won a WPT Trophy. In October 2016, he had won the WPT National China NLHE WTB Hyper-Turbo for ¥4,280 (~₹46,720).
Singh, a former Mega Suits champion, registered his third-best online score with this win, improving his online record to ₹81.26 Lakhs.
Raghavendra ‘ThikanaCK’ Hada (3rdh for ₹1.50 Lakhs), Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (4th for ₹1.13 Lakhs), and Anshul ‘vexagon’ Rana (6th for ₹52,500) were others who posted FT scores.
Final Table Results
WPT Table For 6 ₹7 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹2,750
Entries – 162
Re-Entries – 145
Prize Pool – ₹7,67,506
Places Paid – 34
The other WPTOI side event on Adda52, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD WPT Table For 6, attracted 307 entrants to post a guarantee-smashing ₹7.68 Lakhs prize pool.
The tourney started at 9.30 PM and went on till 3:22 AM.
Outlasting the competition was the 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin ‘kornkif’ Labroo, who chopped the top prize with Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar before bagging the title and ₹1.59 Lakhs in prize money. The latter banked ₹1.49 Lakhs for their efforts.
The former Godfather champion, Labroo, has had a tremendous year online. Last night`s win has helped him cross the “₹2 Crore-mark” in MTT winnings for 2020. His current lifetime tally reflects ₹5.30 Crores in recorded earnings.
The WPT Late Night PKO champion Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (3rd for ₹84,425), Sunday`s WPT Super Stack winner Saahib ‘saahib’ Bawa (4th for ₹64,086), and IOPC Main Event – The Crown champion Harshit ‘Harshit114’ Sanghi (5th for ₹44,131) were the other notable final table finishers.
Final Table Results
WPT Classic ₹5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹1,500
Entries – 173
Re-entries – 121
Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000
Places Paid – 30
The other WPTOI side event that got hit by an overlay, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic, pulled in 294 entrants, translating into a shortfall of ₹98,690.
The tourney started at 2 PM and went on till 7:53 PM.
It was ‘anand1895’ who decimated the competition, including their heads-up opponent Manish ‘jhulelaal’ Adnani (runner-up for ₹76,250) to win the title for ₹1.25 Lakhs.
Vivek ‘victor2coolsmart’ Karwa (3rd for ₹57,500), and PokerStars India’s ‘Star of the Month” – October, Shailesh ‘MrShailesh’ Patel (4th for ₹42,500), FT-ed the event.
Final Table Results