Online poker in India has entered a phase of perpetual growth and popularity with 24×7 running games and tournaments. The growing poker appetite of Indian grinders as well as gen-next players multiplied with the festive celebrations in India saw the launch of Grand Diwali Festival on Adda52.com this November. Amongst hundreds of poker promotions and tourneys lined up by the India’s largest poker site was the 5 Lac Depositors Freeroll scheduled on 15th November. The tournament saw an unprecedented participation of poker enthusiasts across the country making it the India’s largest online poker tournament with 818 players vying for the guaranteed prize pool of Rs 5 Lacs.
Adda52.com had announced this tournament to prolong the Diwali celebrations of poker lovers in India. Anyone depositing Rs 500 or above during 01-15 November in his/her Adda52 account was entitle to get an entry ticket of this tournament. The tourney scheduled to start at 9PM on 15th November drew over 700 early-registrations prior to the start of the game. A new chapter in the history of online poker in India was written by the end of 30 minutes late-registration period as the final count of players reached 818.
Taking into account all the live and online poker tournaments in India, this tourney shattered all the previous records of number of entries in a single tournament. While the biggest of the live fields in India have barely touched the 300 mark in recent times, the online tourneys have seldom seen an attendance of around 500 players in free to enter tourneys. However, the bars were raised and records were broken on Sunday night when the action kicked off in the 5 Lac Depositors Freeroll on Adda52.com.
After hours of tussle among over 800 players on the online MTT tables of Adda52.com, it was “gaytrikumari9031” topping this colossal online field to claim the top prize of Rs 115,000. A record 90 players were paid in this tournament with a min-cash of Rs 900. “gaytrikumari9031” beat “the_game” heads-up to win the India’s largest ever online poker tourney. “the_game” bagged Rs 72,500 for the runner-up finish while “prateekraj1993” placed 3rd for Rs 53,750.
Final Table Results of Adda52.com 5 Lac Depositors Freeroll: