India’s largest poker site – adda52.com brought up an opportunity to rise and shine in its 20 Lac GTD weekly tournament – Adda52 Millions yesterday. The INR 11K buy-in tournament drew a strong field of 182 entries with several top pros, regulars and the past winners from across the country.
You have to be a strong poker player to emerge victorious in this particular tournament and yesterday, it was Anik Ajmera aka ‘slotmachine’, who won the tournament for INR 5,03,564.
On his way to the grand victory in this tournament, Ajmera beat a tough final table that included ‘ImHighIshove’ (3rd for INR 2,65,000) who won PayCheck tourney in July this year, and Pranav Bagai aka ‘macchi123’ ( 4th for INR 2,10,000). Ajmera has final-tabled this tourney several times, eventually taking it down yesterday after beating ‘bhagwanbhakta’ in heads-up to take home the first-place prize of INR 5,03,564. ‘bhagwanbhakta’ settled for INR 4,76,436 for his runner-up finish.
Top 12 players made money with min-cashes starting from INR 35K. Some notables ,who finished in the money in this online poker tournament, included Harsh Dembla aka ‘dembla’ (9th for INR 45K), the Crazy Leaderboard III winner and best Indian finisher at 2018 WSOP – Nishant Sharma aka ‘DoJingBULLETS’ (10th for INR 35K) and Abhinav Iyer aka ‘checkshove’ (12th for INR 35K).
Ajmera’s Journey 2018
Ajmera has been in amazing form this year. The player has notched up several big scores on adda52.com. He started off in style, winning Friday FullHouse and The Whale tourneys back-to-back in January. Later, the player made it to the final table in Sunday Suits, Adda52 Millions and The Whale tourneys. The month of March saw him winning Judwaa and making the final table in the Godfather tournament. The same month, he also made an ITM finish in Big Millions.
Later, Ajmera notched up some other crucial scores, finishing runner-up in Judwaa and The Roar and then finally winning Judwaa in June. After his Adda52 Millions win, we caught up with Ajmera and he said, “Feels good to finally take it down after final tabling a couple of times before. It has one of the best structures, deep and 6 max; almost never becomes a shove fest, there’s alot of room to play.”
Talking about the field and his journey in this particular tourney, the player said, “The Adda52 Millions field is generally harder than other tournaments since most of the regs play it; I ran pretty well from the start, had a top 10 stack nearly throughout, managed to run pure in crucial spots”
When asked about his plans in online and live poker, he said, “Will continue grinding online cash games online with a few tourneys every week like I’ve been doing for a while now. I am pretty excited to come back for WPT India (13th November to 19th November2018) again this year, looking forward to it.”
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