OPN Weekly Round Up: Top Stories From 3rd August To 10th August 2017
In the OnlinePokerNews (OPN) Feature ‘ Weekly Round Up’ we bring you the biggest stories from both live as well as online poker circuit. Last week saw some interesting developments in the world of poker with many Indian players winning and making big headlines in international poker arena. Here is a look at the top stories:
Uday Bansal Wins Philippines’s Largest Poker Tournament PS Festival Manila Main Event
The inaugural PokerStars Festival Manila, which proved the biggest international tournament in the history of Philippines saw many champions walking away with the life-changing prize money.The biggest winner of the series was the Indian player Uday Bansal from Delhi who beat a huge field of 594 runners in the Main Event to take home a massive ₱4,676,000 59.24 Lacs) in the prize money. Read more HERE.
Siddarth Singhvi Ships ₱16,500 No-Limit Hold’em – Bubble Rush for ₱280,000 on his Birthday
Well-known on India’s poker circuit, Siddarth Singhvi also managed to clinch a title for India by taking down ₱16,500 No-Limit Hold’em – Bubble Rush event, outlasting the 66-entry field for ₱280,000 on his birthday. In the heads-up battle, Singhvi beat Indonesia’s Anton Widjaya. Read full story HERE
Nipun Java Wins Event #1 of 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open For $230,849
This year has been tremendous for the Indian-origin player Nipun Java who won two WSOP titles this year. He was back in the headlines at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO),one of North America’s largest and most prestigious tournaments, for his victory in the $570 Deep Stack (Re-Entry) event which he claimed for an impressive $230,849. Read the detailed story HERE!
Punjab & Haryana High Court Recognizes Fantasy Sports as Game of Skill
In an interesting development for the online fantasy sports in India, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has recognized that fantasy sports cannot be considered gambling as they require considerable skill, judgement and discretion to win the money. Read the detailed story HERE!
Henry Tran Wins Star Sydney Championship Main Event for AU$300,000
In the Sydney’s longest running home-grown poker tournament series- Star Poker’s the Sydney Championship that celebrated its 9th anniversary, it was Henry Tran who took down the coveted title. He won the $3,000 Main Event ($1 million guaranteed) title for a whopping AU$300,000. Read more Here!
Online Grinder ‘kramer234’ takes down The Rich Race Title on Adda52 for INR 15 Lacs
In online poker India, last week saw Adda52’s flagship monthly tournament- The Rich Race, which took place on 6th August attracted 769 entries. Outlasting them all was the well-known online poker player ‘kramer234’ who defeated Nagendra ‘Doravad’ Vadlamani in heads-up to win the title. The winner walked away with an impressive INR 15 Lacs in prize money. Read the complete story HERE!
Elliott Marais Wins the Biggest Ever GUKPT Goliath Tournament for £85,760
The recently concluded 2017 GUKPT Goliath was officially the biggest-ever live poker tournament to take place outside of Las Vegas. The event attracted staggering 6,385 entries, which took prize pool to a whopping £638,500. Outlasting the huge field was Elliott Marais, who turned one entry for a £120 investment into £85,760 to win the biggest ever GUKPT Goliath. Read the detailed story Here!