2015 has been a great year for Indian poker players at the virtual felt. Indian MTT grinders have been doing exceedingly well in the online tournaments with huge prize amounts. Be it Amit ‘bblacklegend’ Jain winning his career high tournament prize at the online felt or the recent streak of success of Pranay ‘mitarachi89’ Kapoor in PLO tourneys, Indians have fetched striking results of late.
With the increasing appetite of India players for big games, a 7-figure prize pool online tournament was long due in India. Adda52.com, India’s largest poker site came up with the first ever 10 Lakhs guaranteed prize pool online event in the country – Adda52 Millions. The tournament played on Sunday, 27th September saw 130 players entering to take a shot at the colossal prize money up for grab. With the bigger field, came the bigger prize pool which hit Rs 11.70 Lacs after the late registration window was closed.
After a grueling battle for over 4.5 hours, it was meetshah_555 emerging the champion with the top prize of Rs 333,450. smocher, yuvrajch1, sudheehegde, rocketAA and vannuvarun were the others to reach the 6-handed final table. After yuvrajch1 departed in 3rd place for Rs 152,100, smocher and meetshah_555 were left for the heads-up battle. meetshah_555 took the lead and went on to top the chart in the end. smocher took home Rs 210,600 for his efforts to the runner-up place while meetshah_555 won the India’s biggest online poker tournament.
After the unprecedented success of Adda52 Millions, the Indian poker community is looking forward to many such bigger events in coming days. Eyeing the turnout and the response from players, it’s evident that the 7-figure prize pool online tourneys are going to be a regular event. Adda52 has raised the bars of guaranteed online tournaments in India and it would be interesting to watch if any other site approaches this mark. Whatever happens, it will always be a win-win for Indian poker players.