After the roaring success of its inaugural Big Millions in March 2018, India’s largest website – Adda52.com hosted its second edition on 6th May. The marquee online event went on to become a grand success with a strong 987-entry field. Outlasting the field this time was none other than the DPT 200K Super High Roller winner – Sriharsha Doddapaneni, who won the title for INR 25.5 Lac.
Post his win, the super-excited Sriharsha said, “It feels good to see results for the work you put in, but at the same time, it is important to focus on right things rather than looking into short-term results. I will be working harder than ever for getting better and hopefully will reach the level I want to”.
Talking about the Big Millions structure, he said, “Structure is pretty good. I was the shortest stack when 27 left, but the structure of the tournament allowed me to pick spots and still be in contention for the title. And of course, the most interesting part of the tourney is that final table was played live. I felt it is very interesting and can attract re-creationals more than any usual online MTT.”
Like the first edition, Big Millions 2.0 was again a 2-day tournament. The first round was held online on 6th May. By the time, it reached the final table with 8 finalists, the game was paused for the next round with the final table, which was played live on 15th May at Deltin Royale, Goa. The final table, which was streamed live on Adda52 LIVE Facebook page, began with Sriharsha leading all finalists :
- ‘Ivey2’ (Sriharsha Doddapaneni) – 41,60,978
- ‘degen88’ (Abhishek Kumar) – 23,68,340
- ‘zzzzz369’ (Myron Pereira) – 21,48,410
- ‘ronaldo94’ (Rishi Mundhra) – 21,47,196
- ‘newkidpoker’ (Manish Lakhotia) – 11,89,318
- ‘gameofdeath’ (Mihir Thakkar) – 11,05,372
- ‘spacecadet’ (Avinash Tauro) – 10,31,828
- ‘rohit22rm’ (Rohit Mishra) – 6,53,558
Sriharsha played his A-game and held the chip lead through major part of the final table. He reached heads-up with Mihir Thakkar, who made it to Big Millions Final Table back-to-back. Sriharsha held the massive lead moving into heads up and it did not take more than one hour for the champion to be crowned. The dual ended when Mihir moved all-in with Ad-9c and Sriharsha called with 9h-9d. The board ran Js-4c-6s-8d-2s where Sriharsha’s pocket Nines held up and he won it for his 2ndcareer-best score INR 25.5 Lac. Mihir pocketed a cool INR 14.5 Lac for his efforts.
Check out Sriharsha’s interview where he shares his experience of playing & winning Big Millions.
Sriharsha aka ‘Ivey2’ grabbed big headlines for winning DPT 200K Super High Roller for a whopping INR 28,70,000. Now he is back in the news for winning the coveted Big Millions title for an impressive INR 25,50,000. Playing since 2013, the 28-year old Sriharsha has been in amazing form especially in the recent past. He notched-up several big scores in April. Apart from his win in Adda52’s Big Millions, he made two ITM finishes in Godfather 2.0. He ended April in style by notching up back-to-back runner-up finishes – 2nd place in The Roar on 23rd April and 3rd place in Judwaa on 24th April.
Final Table Payouts (INR):