With the deadly coronavirus pandemic forcing most people to stay indoors, online poker traffic has seen a massive surge. Of late, almost all marquee online tournaments on India’s no. 1 poker site – adda52.com and other major sites have been surpassing their specified guarantees. Yesterday saw adda52.com hosting several events and headlining the action was the 7.5 Lac GTD Hitman, which was taken down by online poker phenom Anurag Srivastava aka ‘NormanBates’, who walked away with INR 3.36 Lac prize for his win. Another high-value event was the 2.5 Lac GTD Hexagram that found a winner in Karan Radia aka ‘Reg_Slayer’, who pocketed a cool INR 1,20,445 in top prize.
7.5 Lac GTD Hitman
On Tuesday, the 7.5 Lac GTD Hitman was the biggest tournament on adda52.com. The 4,500 buy-in event logged in a total of 424 entries and generated a prizepool worth INR 13.56 Lac, which was shared by top 43 finishers. In the end, it was MTT crusher Anurag Srivastava aka ‘NormanBates’ who rose to the top of the field and took down the event for INR 3.36 Lac prizemoney. He eventually defeated ‘maroonfive’ who walked away with INR 2.03 Lac for his runner-up finish in the event.
Anurag has been a dominating presence on online felts and has won plenty of big money events on adda52.com and other major Indian sites. We have written a lot about the online crusher in the past 2-3 years. The biggest Spartan Poker Millionaire winner to-date has numerous notable scores on adda52.com and has won Adda52 Millions, Maverick, The Ballers, Whale 6-Max events multiple times. Some of his other wins have come in Beast, The Roar, CrackJack, Victor SNG, Big Slick, AOPS Millions, etc. Last night, he added one more win to his impressive resume by shipping the Hitman.
Total Entries – 424
Total Prizepool – 13,56,796
Places Paid – 43
Min-Cash – INR 7,462
The final table was full of big names like Goonjan Mall (4th for INR 1,08,544), Sanish Chhabra (5th for INR 70,554), Ritesh Tripathi (6th for INR 47,488), and Meherzad Munsaf (8th for INR 30,528).
Other notables to post deep finishes were Adda52 regular Siddarth Singhvi (10th), Sanchit Adukia (11th), Gaurav Sood (15th), Sanat Mehrotra (16th), Laksh Pal Singh (17th), and Ankit Wadhawan (19th).
2.5 Lac GTD Hexagram
Another high-value event on the Tuesday schedule was Adda52’s Hexagram. The INR 2,200 buy-in event drew an impressive 221 entries to comfortably crush its guarantee and generate INR 4.42 Lac prizepool. While top 24 shared the prizepool, the lion’s share went to MTT specialist Karan Radia aka ‘Reg_Slayer’ who defeated ‘P80153’ (runner-up for INR 70,720) in heads-up to bank INR 1.20 Lac.
Other notable players making it to the final table in the event included the likes of Naresh Veeravalli (4th for INR 38,675), Sandeep Varma (6th for INR 18,785), and Sumit Advani (7th for INR 14,365).