Nov 16, 2020
Recap provided by PokerGuru.in.
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Sunday wrapped up a hectic weekend on the virtual felts, primarily because Adda52’s WPT Online India was hosting five featured tourneys, most of which successfully smashed their prize pool guarantees!
The 11th day of the WPT Online India series hosted five big-ticket tournaments on Adda52, of which three awarded WPT trophies. Leading the charge was the ₹35 Lakhs GTD WPT India 6-Max Championship that clocked in 376 contenders, easily surpassing its advertised guarantee by a comfortable ₹2.60 Lakhs margin! Running from 9 PM to 5:55 AM, the event finally awarded the WPT Trophy to Pratibha ‘TeamRocket’ Arya. One of India’s more prominent female poker players, Arya bested Abhishek ‘abhisekchem86’ Mandal (runner-up for ₹5.69 Lakhs) in the heads-up play to bank the single-largest score of the day, a mouth-watering ₹9.40 Lakhs.
Next up was the ₹30 Lakhs GTD WPT Mega Stack that generated a colossal ₹36.15 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 233 participants. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot locked horns with Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover (runner-up for ₹5.24 Lakhs) in the heads-up battle. In the end, it was Munot to took home the title for ₹9.03 Lakhs. Munot, the 2019 WPT India Main Event champion, added a second WPT trophy to his collection. He also placed seventh in Spartan Poker’s Sunday SuperStack for ₹1.12 Lakhs, to collect a seven-figure haul worth ₹10.16 Lakhs. He currently has ₹3.95 Crores in lifetime online earnings and is a little under ₹5 Lakhs away from crossing the ₹4 Crore-mark in recorded winnings.
The multi-flight ₹25 Lakhs GTD WPT India Mini Main Event also played down to a winner last night. The tourney had commenced on November 11 and registered 2,704 entries across seven starting flights, posting a guarantee-smashing ₹27.04 Lakhs prize pool. A total of 310 entries advanced to Day 2, of which 296 runners were unique entries, and only the top 287 players were assured payouts. The event ultimately culminated at 4:39 AM on Monday, and it was former Millionaire champion and Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav who was the last player left standing. Yadav beat ‘NareshNow’ (runner-up for ₹2.94 Lakhs) in the heads-up showdown to claim his career-first WPT title, along with a ₹4.09 Lakhs winner’s paycheque.
Yadav also final tabled the WPT India 6 Max Championship, finishing third for ₹4.13 Lakhs, winning a cumulative ₹8.22 Lakhs on Sunday.
The ₹10 Lakhs GTD WPT Monster Turbo attracted 503 entries to generate ₹11.44 Lakhs in the prize pool. Another former Millionaire winner, Saurabh ‘saurabh21’ Rohila, shipped the event for ₹2.97 Lakhs, just as Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar came in second for ₹1.68 Lakhs.
The ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic yet again failed to meet its prize pool guarantee. After drawing in 305 entrants, the event recorded a deficit of ₹83,675. Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari championed the tourney to win ₹1.25 Lakhs, while Sushant ‘Tryndamere’ Singh placed second for ₹75,750.
WPT India 6 Max Championship ₹35 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹11,000
Entries – 213
Re-entries – 163
Prize Pool – ₹37,60,000
Places Paid – 38
Boasting the most massive guarantee among the three WPT Trophy tournies running on Adda52 last night was the ₹35 Lakhs GTD WPT India 6-Max Championship. Commencing at 9 PM, the event logged in 376 entries (213 unique and 163 re-entries) by the end of late registrations. The event smashed its guarantee to collect a ₹37.60 Lakhs prize pool, and by the time the last hand got dealt, it was almost 6 in the morning.
Pratibha ‘TeamRocket’ Arya, who was part of the 2018 Match IPL Season 2 winning team Haryana Hawks and was crowned the “Player of the League” for the season, pocketed a near seven-figure score of ₹9.40 Lakhs after beating Abhishek ‘abhisekchem86’ Mandal (runner-up for ₹5.69 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.
WPT India Mini Main Event Finale champion, Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav (3rd for ₹4.13 Lakhs), Himanshu ‘Himanshu_s’ Sehgal (4th for ₹3 Lakhs) and Advait ‘ronaldinho018’ Rajguru (5th for ₹2.03 Lakhs) also final tabled the event.
Final Table Results
WPT Mega Stack ₹30 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹5,500
Entries – 348
Re-entries – 375
Prize Pool – ₹36,15,014
Places Paid – 72
The ₹30 Lakhs GTD WPT Mega Stack had 233 entrants ponying up the ₹5,500 entry buy-in, collecting a guarantee-crushing ₹36.15 Lakhs in the prize pool.
When all was done, the defending WPT India Main Event Champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot, walked away with his second WPT Trophy (his first WPT Online title) and ₹9.04 Lakhs in prize money.
Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover finished runner-up for ₹5.24 Lakhs.
Munot FT-ed another tourney on Sunday, placing seventh in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹1.12 Lakhs. With a seven-figure ₹10.16 Lakhs in total earnings last night, his lifetime record went soaring to ₹3.95 Crore.
The other prominent players on the final table were Chirag ‘mahikk’ Bhardwaj (3rd for ₹3.54 Lakhs), Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (6th for ₹1.27 Lakhs), Aditya ‘a_sushant’ Sushant (6th for ₹99,413), and Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi (8th for ₹72,300).
Final Table Results
WPT India Mini Main Event Finale ₹25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹1,100
Entries – 1,461
Re-entries – 1,243
Prize Pool – ₹27,04,000
Places Paid – 287
After running seven starting flights, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD WPT India Mini Main Event played down to a winner on Sunday night. A total of 310 runners (Day 1A – 49, Day 1B – 39, Day 1C – 42, Day 1D – 16, Day 1E – 25, Day 1F- 49, Day 1G- 90) had qualified for Day 2 from a starting field of 2,704 entries. With multiple stacks removed, 296 players began Day 2 at 10.15 PM, and 287 of them were assured a payout from the guarantee-smashing ₹27.04 Lakhs prize pool.
After a little over six hours of play, riding to the top was the former Millionaire champion, Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav. Yadav rode past a stacked field and eventually beat Naresh ‘NareshNow’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹2.94 Lakhs) heads-up to win a WPT Trophy and ₹4.09 Lakhs in prize money.
Not stopping at that, Yadav also placed third in the ₹35 Lakhs GTD WPT India 6-Max Championship for ₹4.13 Lakhs.
Haider ‘Donktown22’ Madraswala (3rd for ₹2.11 Lakhs), Himanshu ‘StupidCommonMan’ Kataria (4th for ₹1.52 Lakhs), Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla (6th for ₹78,614), Young Gun Shardul ‘Vamos96’ Parthasarathi (7th for ₹56,524) and Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury (8th for ₹40,642) were others who made it on the 8-max FT.
Final Table Results
WPT Monster Turbo ₹10 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Entries – 291
Re-entries – 212
Prize Pool – ₹11,44,325
Places Paid – 55
The ₹10 Lakhs GTD WPT Monster Turbo generated a guarantee-crushing ₹11.44 Lakhs prize pool, backed by 503 contenders.
Starting at 10 PM, the event ran for six hours before Adda52 regular Saurabh ‘saurabh21’ Rohila bested online regular Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar heads-up to claim the title and ₹2.97 Lakhs in first-place prize money. The latter netted ₹1.68 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.
Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta (3rd for ₹1.17 Lakhs), Hemant ‘hemant0606’ Poddar (4th for ₹85,824), P Raghavendra ‘ThikanaCK’ Hada – ₹40,051 (6th for ₹40,051), and Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari (7th for ₹31,461) posted FT scores.
Final Table Results
WPT Classic ₹5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹1,500
Entries – 170
Re-entries – 135
Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000
Places Paid – 34
The ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic overlaid ₹83,675 after attracting 305 registrations.
Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari was the last player standing and won ₹1.25 Lakhs after eliminating Sushant ‘Tryndamere’ Singh (runner-up for ₹75,750) in second-place.
Aarchit ‘Aarchit’ Dhadwal (3rd for ₹55,000), Parth ‘punit7690’ Aggarwal (4th for ₹41,750), Md ‘007shakuni’ Zeeshan (6th for ₹18,750) and Faizan ‘realkidsanju’ Samad (7th for ₹15,000) FT-ed the tourney.
Final Table Results