This past Sunday was a big one on Adda52 as the poker site hosted its flagship tournament – 30 Lac GTD Mega Suits. The event featuring a buy-in of INR 5,500 drew a strong field of 552 entries. After several hours of tough battles, it was Gaurav Sood aka ‘gauravarod’ who emerged victorious to take home an impressive INR 7,20,000 in top prize. For Sood, it was by far the biggest score on Adda52.
The 2nd to finish in this mega event was 2018 WSOP best Indian finisher Nishant Sharma who took home a cool INR 4,20,000 for his runner-up finish. It is worth a mention here that Sharma had also finished runner-up to Raag Fernandes in the Godfather 8.0, which took place just this past Thursday.
It was not an easy win for Sood as he had to face a tough final table that not only featured Nishant but also several other tough regs in Rajat Sharma aka ‘Oshoswami’ (3rd for INR 2,85,000), Chirag Sodha aka ‘cs56’ ( 6th for INR 1,05,000), Rohit Mishra aka ‘rohit22rm’ (7th for INR 75,000) and Sriharsha Doddapaneni aka ‘Ivey2’ who exited the tournament in 9th place, taking home INR 45K.
Top 55 were paid out in this event with a min-cash of INR 13,500. Some notables to cash out this tourney included Rubin Labroo aka ‘kornkif’ (10th for INR 37,500), Sumit Sapra aka ‘Hammer_Head’ (14th for INR 30K), Sajal Gupta aka ‘sa_jal’ (24th for INR 22,500), ‘badtameez_donk’ (36th for INR 16,500), ‘slotmachine’ (38th for INR 16,500), ‘anzzzzz’ (39th for INR 16,500), Adda52 Team Pro Nikita Luther (47th for INR 13,500) and Shravan Chhabria aka ‘sweatmyass13’ (53rd for INR 13,500).
Post his grand Mega Suits win, we got in touch with Sood and he said, “It was a really tough final table and by far the most interesting and gruelling heads-up I have ever stepped up to against Nishant Sharma. I ran pretty well during the final two tables and ran up my stack to a 4x chip lead. At the FT, I was relatively card-dead but got the right spots. The heads-up was definitely a long one and tough, but I clipped some cards here and there and managed to win. I was pretty zoned in, so that helped obviously.”
Adding more, he said, “Always been some awesome structures on Adda52, so I love playing on it.”
Expressing gratitude towards his mentors and other senior players in the fraternity, he said, “I’m always in absolute gratitude towards my mentors in the game and the people in the fraternity who have supported me in every way possible. Abhishek Goindi, Paawan Bansal, Aditya Sushant and Ratul Steves, I really wanna thank you all for what I have accomplished in my poker life span and a lot to come for sure.
A little About Sood’s Adda52 Journey
Sood has been playing on Adda52 for over 3 years and his journey has been rewarding so far. While this Mega Suits win was by far his biggest score, it was not his first win as he has already won Thursday Thrill on the poker site. Some of his notable scores include over a half dozen of FT finishes in Beast, a couple of FT scores in Judwaa and 3 FT finishes in Godfather. Besides, the player has also made it to the FT in Whale (4th), Adda52 Millions (4th), Mega Suits (4th), Blaze (3rd) and Go Vegas (9th).
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