Yesterday being a Thursday night, it was yet again time for the 20 Lac GTD Godfather, an INR 5,500 buy-in tournament on India’s largest poker site – adda52.com. The flagship event drew a strong field with 480 entries to easily surpass the guarantee and generate a massive INR 24 Lac in the total prizepool. Out of this giant amount, the top 49 places were paid out with a min-cash of INR 13,200.
Yesterday’s Godfather 8.0 started at the usual time of 8 pm and ended after a long grind of over 8 hours. In the end, it was Bangalore’s Raag Fernandes aka ‘fernz666’ who emerged as the eventual winner to take home an impressive INR 5,88,000 and a seat to the 9 Lac Vegas Package SNG to be played on Adda52 on 5th May 2019. In heads-up, Raag faced the 2018 WSOP best finisher Nishant Sharma aka ‘DoJingBULLETS’ who eventually settled for INR 3,48,000 for his runner-up finish.
Predominantly a cash game player, Raag has recently notched up several online scores playing on adda52.com. Some of his notable scores in 2019 include a final table finish in Whale 6-Max, a win Blaze, again a final table finish in Go Vegas and cash-outs in Mega Suits, Maverick and other events. This win was the 2nd FT finish of the week for Raag as he had also finished 4th in Blaze this week.
The final table of the event was star-studded with Nishant Sharma (runner-up), King0fMerge (4th for INR 1,80,000), Jasven Saigal aka ‘bajateraho’ (5th for INR 1,20,000) and Adda52 Team Pro Nikita Luther who finished 8th for INR 5,40,00. Harsh Dembla aka ‘dembla’ also made it to FT and finished 7th for INR 66K. Akshay Nasa aka ‘vibaks’ narrowly missed the FT finishing 10th for INR 30k.
Some good regs to cash this prestigious event were Abhishek Goindi aka ‘pomfret1989’ (11th for INR 30K), ‘IMUNAGI’ (19th for INR 20,400), ‘Dgme’ (20th for INR 18K), ‘VnutsG’ (24th for INR 18K), ‘pkpok’ (25th for INR 15,600), ‘Ivey2’ (34th for INR 15,600) and Sajal Gupta aka ‘sa_jal’ (35th for INR 13,200).
Post his grand win, Raag said,“Being predominantly an Omaha cash game player, I must admit that it is a fantastic feeling to take down one of the weekly biggies, the Godfather. This win and a few smaller ones in the previous weeks have really motivated me to start understanding MTTs at a deeper level.”
Talking about the field and his FT journey, he said, “Godfather generally attracts a large field mixed with rookies and the most competent players around, and this week was no different. My journey at the final table was definitely an interesting one. I started with the shortest stack (around 10 bigs) and was fortunate enough to find the winning side of 2 flips early on. Later, I proceeded to get a huge gift from the chip leader, and then there was no looking back from there. Heads-up was a little tricky and I relinquished the chip lead more than once, however, stuck to my strategy and managed to close.”
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