‘It’s always special to ship a major…I feel blessed to have such results’: Shravan Chhabria, Mega Suits Winner

This Sunday saw India’s No. 1 Poker Site – Adda52 hosting its 25 Lac GTD Mega Suits, an INR 5,500 buy-in online poker tournament. The popular online event drew a strong field with a total of 533 entries, easily crushing the specified guarantee and taking the total prize pool to a whopping INR 26,65,000, which was distributed among top 55 finishers with min-cashes starting from INR 11,993.

Mega Suits attracts many top pros, regs and past winners, so you to have to be the best to emerge victorious in such tournaments. Last night, it was the Indian online poker star Shravan Chhabria who won the title for INR 6,39,600. It turned out to be a big Sunday for Chhabria as he also ended as a runner-up in his favourite Adda52 Millions, which he has shipped as many as five times in the past.

Shravan is one of the top-rated poker players in India and has several big live and online scores under his belt. While Shravan plays on all major poker sites in India, his biggest hunting ground seems to be Adda52 where he has notched up tons of scores, winning and cashing all major tournaments. Some of his major scores on Adda52 include his wins in Adda52 Millions (won 5 times), Roar, Godfather (won 3 times), Sunday Suits, Adda52’s Crazy Leaderboard-1, Godfather Europe SNG, Maverick (won 2 times), Whale 6-Max (won 2 times) and Victor Leaderboard SNG. Last night, he scored one more win by shipping Mega Suits and adding INR 6,39,600 to his bankroll.

On his way to the Mega Suits win, Chhabria outlasted a strong field and eventually a final table that had good regs in Dimple Vaswani aka ‘troublesome’ (2nd for INR 3,73,100), Ratul Bhat aka ‘riverking021’ – (3rd for INR 2,53,175) and Vinay B aka ‘ContemporisT’ (9th place for INR 39,975).

Top 55 spots were paid last night, the min-cash being INR 11,993. Some of the notables to finish in the money were Deepak Bothra (10th for INR 33,313), Eka Vedantham (15th for INR 26,650), Adda52 Team Pro Kunal Patni (19th for INR 22,653), Siddarth Singhvi (20th for INR 19,988), Aditya Sushant (21st for INR 19988), last night’s Adda52 Millions winner Akshay Nasa (22nd for INR 19,988) and Mihir Thakkar (23rd for INR 19,988). The other notables to finish in the money were Sahil Mahboobani (28th), Adda52 Celebrity pro Minissha Lamba (29th) and Romit Advani (30th).

Post his Mega Suits win, we got in touch with Shravan Chhabria and he said, “Yes, it’s my first Mega Suits win and it’s always special to ship a major on any site. I feel blessed to have such results.”

When asked about his plans in online and live poker, Chhabria said, “Well, I’ll continue to grind online to Vegas and I plan to attend the whole series…. Keeping my fingers crossed for the WSOP.”

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