OPN Weekly Round Up: Top Stories From 10th August to 16th August 2017

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In the ‘OPN Weekly Round Up’ we bring you the top stories from both live as well as online poker landscape. So, here are some of the biggest stories that took place last week in the world of poker:

Deltin Online Poker Tournament (DOPT) Returns With Bigger Prize Pool INR 2 Crore +

The schedule for Adda52’s flagship tournament series- Deltin Online Poker Tournament (DOPT) has been announced and it is coming bigger and better from 18th August to 27th August 2017 with a huge INR 2 Crore + in the prizepool across 76 exciting tournaments in various formats. Read more HERE!

Akash ‘proFISHnal’ Malik Cashes in Sunday Warm-Up ;Aniket ‘ Sandystorm’ Pradhan Wins Adda52 Millions ;

It is all the way a delighting news for online poker community in India that the  well-known player Akash ‘proFISHnal’ Malik has been the headline player of the last week. He finished 3rd in the PokerStars ‘$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $275K GTD’ netting $24,288.40 for his remarkable runner-up finish.

Meanwhile on Adda52.com, it was a great Sunday as the Adda52 Millions took place. The event attracted a total of 193 entries and outlasting them all was Aniket ‘ Sandystorm’ Pradhan  who defeated Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury in the heads-up battle. Both Aakash and Aniket Pradhan are our players of the week.Read more here

Elliott Marais Ships Record-Breaking 2017 GUKPT Goliath Tournament for £85,760

Elliott Marais won the biggest 2017 GUKPT Goliath tournament ever held in poker history. He bested a record-breaking field of 6,385 players to win whopping £85,760 . The biggest live event outside of Vegas created £638,500 in prize pool which was shared among 682 players. In heads-up, Marais defeated Tai Hoang who settled for an impressive £62,060 for his efforts. Read more HERE!

Raj Kundra’s Co. and IFP Announce Poker IPL With INR 3 Crore in Prizes

Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s Viaan Industries Limited in partnership with the International Federation of Poker (IFP) announced one of a kind Match IPL for poker last week in a launch ceremony in Mumbai. Players will prove their skills by playing against the A.I. bot Albi and the 8 city based teams (teams to be announced) will battle it out in October for prizes worth INR 3 Crore. Read more HERE!

Nipun Java Finishes 34th for $19,531 at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event

The 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open hosted in Florida, FL has been a resounding success. Popular poker commentator, Nick Schulman went to top the 19-player field of the $50,000 Super High Roller event and took home $440,000 in top prize money. Meanwhile, the $5,250 buy-in Main Event attracted a massive field of 887 runners. While Team India’s Aditya Agarwal failed to make money in this event, the two time WSOP bracelet winner Nipun Java finished 34th for $19,531. Read more HERE!

Jay Lee Wins World Poker Tour Choctaw Main Event

The 2017 WPT Choctaw $3,700 Main Event drew 924 runners and outlasting them all was the 27-year-old Chinese player Jay Lee who banked his largest cash $593,173 in prize money after beating James “Jeb” Hutton in heads-up who took home $366,895 for his runner-up finish. Read more HERE!

Nick Schulman Wins Super High Roller For $440,000 at 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open

The popular poker commentator Nick Schulman won the coveted $50,000 Super High Roller title at the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. He defeated Jake Schindler in heads-up. Read more HERE!