Thursday Majors: Bansal Denies Gujral Godfather Title; Bawa Takes Down Monster Turbo 5L Tourney

A thundering Thursday saw some massive guarantees on offer. As usual, the 25 Lac GTD Godfather was the main attraction on The INR 5500 buy-in tournament accumulated a colossal prize pool worth INR 27.20 Lac via 544 entrants (275 unique players and 269 re-entries). One of the most congenial personalities of the circuit, Raghav Bansal aka “BaLuGaWhAlE”, who was in the news for shipping the 30 Lac GTD WPT Big Game for INR 9.67 Lac and the 30 Lac GTD WPT Thursday Feature for INR 8 Lac last month on Adda52, was back to winning ways on the site last night. He had even come close to winning the WPT India Mini High Roller last month, ultimately finishing runner-up for INR 5.10 Lac. He did one better last night, championing the Godfather to win INR 6.53 Lac prize.

Total Entries – 544
Prizepool – 27.20 Lac
Places Paid – 55
Min Cash – 12,240

Known as the Godfather of Indian poker, Raman Gujral aka “thuscame”, who had in October this year taken down The Ballers for INR 5.96 Lac, finished runner-up for INR 3,80,800. Debayan Das aka “debz19” (3rd for INR 2,58,400), Pawan Tez aka “_luffy_1x1” (4th for INR 2,04,000), Pranay Chawla aka “setmeup” (5th for INR 1,36,000), Aniket Waghmare aka “anteman” (7th for INR 68,000), and Ratul Steves aka “riverking021” (8th for INR 54,400) were the other notables who final-tabled the tourney.

Tez was in terrific form yesterday as he not only final-tabled the Godfather tourney but also championed The Punch on Adda52 for INR 31,705, earning over INR 2.35 Lac for the day.

5 Lac GTD Monster Turbo

The other major tourney on Adda52 yesterday, the 5 Lac GTD Monster Turbo sporting a buy-in of INR 2500, also had an eventful run and collected INR 5.56 Lac prizepool on the back of 247 entries.

Total Entries – 247
Prizepool – 5,55,749
Places Paid – 27
Min Cash – 4,168

Online MTT reg Saahib Bawa aka “saahib”, who had grabbed headlines for winning the 30 Lac GTD WPT Super Stack for INR 8.97 Lac at the WPT Online India on Adda52 last month, topped the field to bank INR 1.25 Lac after outlasting Manish ‘manurathi’ Rathi (runner-up for INR 1.12 Lac) in HU.

The 2020 WPT Online India Mini Leaderboard topper Arjun Arora aka “beatthefish66” finIshed third to win INR 66,690. MTT regs Akshat “akshat03” Sharma (4th for INR 48,628), Ayan “gutshotguru1” Ray (5th for INR 33,345), Sumit “sumit4game” Saurav (7th for INR 18,062), & Sanjeeta “realkidsanju” Kumari (8th for INR 13,894) were the other notable players who final-tabled the tourney.