Be it life or poker, every week brings new challenges which champions take on with gusto. The last week of August saw Indian poker players hitting the online felt once again with all their skills and strategies to conquer the fields. Indian grinders won 7 online tourneys this week which combined with a number of final table and cash finishes made the Indian Poker Pot for Week 35 of 2015. Shashank “felter1989” Jain became the “OPN Star of the Week” by winning the $215 Sunday 2nd Chance, $175K Gtd on PokerStars for $29,231.20.
Monday – Friday
The first 5 days of Week 35 saw only 5 notable score at the online felt by Indian MTT grinders. Rajaav aka crorepathy who has been consistently crushing the Omaha tourneys on PokerStars started off on Monday with the 8th place finish in the $530 Monday PL Omaha [6-Max], $40K Gtd. There was no significant score by Indian grinders on Tuesday. Arsh “BigggTymeR” Grover broke the silence with a bang on Wednesday winning The Big $75, $25K Gtd for $6677. Sharad Rao won the $4,000 Guaranteed Deep Stack on 888 Poker bagging $547. On the same day, Sanjay Taneja finished 3rd in the WCOOP Preview: $27 NL Hold’em [Phase 2], $5,000 Gtd on PokerStars adding $1,457 to his online poker winnings. Except few small cashes, Thursday didn’t bring any notable contribution of the Indian Poker Pot. However, on Friday, Sabyasachi “Infusion_leo” Chakraborty won the Full Tilt $2,000 Guarantee bagging $655.
Amit Jain set off the weekend bash with a 4th place finish in The Big $162, $60K Gtd for $5,487 on Saturday. Arsh Grover joined the party winning $2703 for the 7th place finish in The Big $109, $65K Gtd. Raajav continued his Omaha run but missed the win in $215 Weekly PL Omaha, $8K Gtd by 1 place. He earned $2,150 for his runner-up finish in this tourney. Saby shipped another tourney on Full Tilt winning $944 in the Full Tilt Turbo Fiddy. In the first ever Apple Watch tourney on Adda52, “anujexists” triumphed the battlefield to clinch the brand new Apple Watch.
As always, the best was yet to come and this time it was Shashank “felter1989” Jain winning the $215 Sunday 2nd Chance, $175K Gtd on PokerStars for $29,231.20. Amit “bblacklegend” Jain winning the 5-figure cash prize in The Hotter $75 [Turbo], $100K Gtd on PokerStars on Sunday. In a 1768-player field, Amit battled down to the heads-up with Crackdel29 which unfortunately, he lost. Amit added $19,519 to his online tournament winnings which stands above $1 million. rajesh_asi and Subhodeep Paul were the two Indian players finishing the Week 35 on a winning note. rajesh_asi won the $2.70 NL Hold’em [Turbo, Knockout], $10K Gtd for $1,695 while Subhodeep bagged $2083 winning the $5.50 NL Hold’em [1R1A], $5K Gtd on PokerStars. BigggTymer was again in action in the $215 Sunday Million, $1M Gtd wherein he finished 66th bagging $1,629. Infusion_leo cashed another $478 finishing 19th in The Bigger $55, $160K Gtd on Sunday.
Here is the Indian Poker Pot for Week 35 (Aug 24 – 30):
|crorepathy||$530 Monday PL Omaha [6-Max], $40K Gtd||$1706/8th||24-Aug|
|BigggTymeR||The Big $75, $25K Gtd||$6677/1st||26-Aug|
|sanjaytaneja||WCOOP Preview: $27 NL Hold’em [Phase 2], $5,000 Gtd||$1,457/3rd||26-Aug|
|sharadrao||888 Poker $4,000 Guaranteed Deep Stack||$547/1st||26-Aug|
|Infusion_leo||Full Tilt $2,000 Guarantee||$655/1st||28-Aug|
|bblacklegend||The Big $162, $60K Gtd||$5,487/4th||29-Aug|
|BigggTymeR||The Big $109, $65K Gtd||$2703/7th||29-Aug|
|crorepathy||$215 Weekly PL Omaha, $8K Gtd||$2,150/2nd||29-Aug|
|Infusion_leo||Full Tilt Turbo Fiddy||$944/1st||29-Aug|
|anujexists||Adda52 Apple Watch||Apple Watch/1st||29-Aug|
|bblacklegend||The Hotter $75 [Turbo], $100K Gtd||$14,639/2nd||30-Aug|
|rajesh_asi||$2.70 NL Hold’em [Turbo, Knockout], $10K Gtd||$1,695/1st||30-Aug|
|BigggTymeR||$215 Sunday Million, $1M Gtd||$1,629/66th||30-Aug|
|Subhodeep Paul||$5.50 NL Hold’em [1R1A], $5K Gtd||$2083/1st||30-Aug|
|Infusion_leo||The Bigger $55, $160K Gtd||$478/19th||30-Aug|
|felter1989||$215 Sunday 2nd Chance, $175K Gtd||$29,231.20/1st||30-Aug|
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