After blockbuster five days, the 5.2 Crore GTD Adda52 Online Poker Series (AOPS) is halfway through and the action is heating-up. With a massive number of poker players enrolling each day, almost all the events of the ongoing series have been able to smash the specified guarantees and create hefty prizepools. Yesterday was the Day 5 of the poker extravaganza and the signature event to crown a winner was the 10 Lac GTD Hitman, which found a winner in the notable online grinder – Anmol Mehta aka ‘anzzzzz’. Also taking place yesterday was the third starting flight – Day 1C of the 25 Lac AOPS Freeze where Som Asopa aka ‘som22asopa’ topped 20 survivors from the penultimate flight.
So, let us take a quick look at the highlights of the AOPS Day 5:
Event #1 – 2.5 Lac GTD AOPS Warm-Up
Day 5 began in style with the 2.5 Lac GTD AOPS Warm-Up sporting a buy-in of INR 1,250. After several hours of intense fights, it was ‘sherlockofpoker’ who outlasted 248 entries to ship the event for INR 73,378. The runner-up to finish in the event was a good reg in Deepak Singh aka ‘Peacelover’ who earned for INR 43,745. Top 27 were paid with yesterday’s AOPS Inception winner Rahul Gupta aka ‘sharptooth’ and AOPS Warm-Up winner Anurag Srivastava being the notable ITM finishers.
Event # 2 – 1.5 Lac GTD AOPS Win The Button
The next in line was the 1.5 Lac GTD AOPS Win The Button with INR 880 buy-in. The event crowned a winner in ‘xoredvoid’ who eventually defeated ‘Missmarch’ in heads-up to pocket INR 32,740 prize. The event drew 78 unique entries, out of which 17 places were paid with a min-cash of INR 2,250. Some notables to finish deep were Deepak Singh (6th), Rishi Mundhra (8th) and Srihari Bang (17th).
Event# 3 – 1.5 Lac GTD AOPS Siesta
The third event on the Tuesday schedule of the marquee tournament series was the 1.5 Lac GTD AOPS Siesta featuring INR 9,90 buy-in. The tournament drew a guarantee-crushing field of 202 entries and outlasting the field was a notable online regular in Ram Kakkar aka ‘mowgumotu’ who defeated Mihir Thakkar aka ‘gameofdeath’ to walk away with INR 37,082 in top prizemoney.
Event# 4 – 10 Lac GTD AOPS Hitman
The signature event to play out on Day 5 was the AOPS 10 Lac GTD Hitman that pulled in 392 hopefuls (205 unique and 187 re-entries) to surpass its specified guarantee and generate a prize pool worth INR 12.54 Lac. After several hours intense fights, it was a notable online regular in Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta who shipped the tournament and banked INR 3.11 Lac payday for his win.
Top 43 were paid in the flagship tournament with a min-cash of INR 6,899. Some notables who final-tabled the event included the likes of online regs in Deepak Singh (3rd), Kartik Ved (4th), Neel Joshi (5th)and Rishi Mundhra (6th). Other notables who finished deep in the event were Sumit Sapra (10th), Ram Kakkar (13th), Abhishek Garg (13th), Anant Purohit (17th), and Sahil Mahbooban (22nd).
Event #5 – 25 Lac AOPS Feeze Day 1C
Day 1C of the 25 Lac AOPS Freeze sporting INR 5500 buy-in pulled in total of 87 entries. Following 22 levels of play, the field whittled down to 20 players with Som Asopa aka ‘som22asopa’ (277,728) emerging as the chip leader among the survivors. Here are some notable chip counts from Day 1C:
- Som Asop aka ‘som22asopa’ – 277,728
- Srikanth KN aka ‘n0thing’ – 207,881
- ‘madhabpal2015’ – 171,843
- ‘glitch_d’ – 164, 194
- Neel Joshi aka ‘neeljoshi23’ – 130,362
Day 6 of the AOPS kicks off at 2 pm this afternoon and promises some thrilling action with as many as 5 exciting tournaments lined up today, including the 15 Lac GTD AOPS Maverick and the fourth and final flight of the 25 Lac AOPS Freeze – Day 1D. Here is a quick look at today’s AOPS schedule: