AOPS Day 1: Vivek Singh & Shashank Jain Rake In Big Scores; Srihari Bang Tops Mini ME Day 1A!

The much-awaited Adda52 Online Poker Series (AOPS) that boasts a whopping INR 9 Crore GTD prizepool and 15 Lac in leaderboard prizes kicked off yesterday on adda52com. Day 1 of the flagship series saw a total of 2535 entries and INR 68.5 Lac paid out across seven tournaments. While the opening day saw several players win big, the biggest winner to emerge was the well-known MTT reg Vivek ‘Vivek945540’ Singh, who shipped the 30 Lac GTD AOPS Godfather for INR 7.05 Lac prize.

30 Lac GTD AOPS Godfather

The biggest tourney to crown a winner on Day 1 of the AOPS was the Godfather featuring a buy-in of INR 5500. The marquee online tourney drew 600 entries (323 unique players and 277 re-entries) to collect INR 30 Lac in prize money that was eventually shared by the top 63 players with a min-cash of INR 12,750. Walking away with the lion’s share of the prizepool was Vivek ‘Vivek945540’ Singh who banked INR 7.05 Lac after defeating Avadh ‘cateyes’ Shah (2nd for INR 4.11 Lac) in the heads-up.

Other notables ending their run at the FT were Alok Birewar (3rd for INR 2.73 Lac), Hitesh Batra (4th for INR 2.10 Lac), Myron Pereira (5th for INR 1.50 Lac), Rohit Setia (6th for INR 1.05 Lac), Laksh Pal Singh (7th for INR 82,500), Sandeep Varma (8th for INR 60,000) & Shagun Jain (9th for INR 45,000).

Top 10 Payouts (INR):


25 Lac GTD AOPS Big Game 

The other flagship tourney, the 25 Lac GTD Big Game featuring INR 15K buy-in, found a winner in the well-known pro Shashank ‘felter’ Jain. The Delhi-based pro raced outlasted a field of 184 entries, including Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan in the heads-up. The two eventually struck a deal that saw Jain claim INR 6 Lac in top prize and Narayan walk away with INR 5.13 Lac for his runner-up finish.

Other notable players posting deep finishes in the tourney included the likes of Sanat Mehrotra (3rd for INR 3.19 Lac), Guneet Kwatra (4th for INR 2.25 Lac), Ravindra Arikeri (5th for INR 1.56 Lac), Laksh Pal Singh (8th for INR 68,750) and the former Adda52 Team Pro Kunal Patni (10th for INR 46,250).

Top 19 players were paid out with a min-cash of INR 25000. The AOPS Godfather winner Vivek Singh was the first player to finish ITM. Other notables included Ashish Munot and Naresh Veeravalli.

Top 10 Payouts (INR):


1 Crore GTD AOPS Mini ME 1A

Yesterday also saw the 1 Crore GTD AOPS Mini Main Event begin proceedings. Day 1A of the INR 5500 buy-in multi-day tourney drew a total of 260 hopefuls. The day ended with only 30 players progressing to the event’s finale and Srihari ‘zombieballs’ Bang leading them with a stack of 442,882.

The AOPS Godfather runner-up Avadh Shah (263,568), Sahil Agarwal (257,173), the AOPS Big Winner Shashank Jain (229,462) and ‘mechchan01’ (207,301) round out the top five stacks in the tournament.

Top 10 Chip Counts – Day 1A

The results from other AOPS tournaments that took place yesterday will be uploaded soon. Stay tuned in!