Friday Majors: Shaikh Denies Saigal The Ballers Title; Radia Takes Down Running Hot

It was a blockbuster Friday on the virtual felts! Headlining the action on was the 22.5 Lac GTD The Ballers. Running as part of “Suit Up January”, the INR 7500 buy-in tourney wrapped up with grand success, pulling in 343 entries and collecting INR 23.49 Lac prize pool. In the end, walking away with the lion’s share of the prize pool was the well-known online crusher Danish Shaikh aka “king0fmerge” who shipped it for INR 4,96,828. Eventually, Shaikh agreed to a three-way deal with veteran pro Jasven Saigal (runner-up for INR 3,64,692), & Ritwik Khanna (3rd for INR 3,40,276).

Total Entries – 343
Prizepool – 23.49 Lac
Places Paid – 34
Min Cash – 16,447

Chandan “darkfish15” Arora (5th place for INR 1,35,099) and Rohan “sailor85” Bhasin (6th place for INR 88,108) were the other notables who ended their run on the final table of the flagship tourney.

5 Lac GTD Running Hot

The other major tourney running as part of “Suit Up January”, the 5 Lac GTD Running Hot drew a total of 263 entries to crush its guarantee and generate a prize pool of INR 5.26 Lac. Online MTT reg Karan “Reg_Slayer” Radia outlasted the competition to win the tourney for INR 1,20,442.

Total Entries – 263
Prizepool – 5.26 Lac
Places Paid – 27
Min Cash – 4734

Madhab “madhabpal2015” Pal finished runner-up for INR 97,848, while Ram “mowgumotu” Kakkar (3rd for INR 61,279), Shivam “barbarik12” Kumar Singh (4th for INR 44,710), and Devrat “vickypune” Singh (5th for INR 30,245) were the other notable regs ending their run on the Running Hot FT.