This past Sunday saw Adda52 hosting its signature tournament – 20 Lac GTD Adda52 Millions. The popular tournament attracted a strong field with a total of 217 entries and generated INR 21,70,000 in final prizepool, which was shared by top 24 finishers, with min-cashes starting from INR 18,445.
As usual, the INR 11K buy-in online tournament began at 8 pm and lasted for over 8 hours. After several hours of tough battles, it was Chirag Bhardwaj aka ‘mahikk’ who emerged victorious. Chirag beat ‘NEERAJ2828’ in heads-up and took home an impressive INR 4,75,538 after a HU deal with the runner-up ‘NEERAJ2828’ who bagged a cool INR 4,67,327 for his deep run in the tournament.
On his way to victory, Chirag beat a strong field and a tough final table that featured Pranav Khandalkar aka ‘pkpok’ (4th for INR 1,86,620), Sagar Choudhury aka ‘alwaysnutz’ (5th for INR 1,30,200) and Akshay Nasa aka ‘vibaks’ (6th for INR 92,225). Rubin Labroo aka ‘kornkif’ finished 7th for INR 70,525. Some good regs to finish deep were Jitendra Chordia aka ‘zxcvuiop’ (10th for INR 37,975), Rajat Sharma aka ‘Oshoswami’ (11th for INR 37,975), Pranay Chawla aka ‘setmeup’ (12th for INR 32,550), ‘gmtesting’ (13th for INR INR 32,550) and ‘anishpatra’ (14th for INR 27,125).
Some notables to cash were Sahil Chutani aka ‘bluffme19’ (19th for INR 23,870), Abhishek Garg aka ‘thegrinder’ (21st for INR 18,445) and Zarvan Tumboli aka ‘SavitaBhabhi13’ (22nd for INR 18,445).
Chirag is mostly a cash game player though, he recently shifted his focus to the tournaments and it is really working well. Adda52 Millions win was his biggest score and he was extremely happy about it.
Talking about his grand win and the field of Adda52 Millions, Chirag said, “Shipping this online tourney was my dream and I am just ecstatic. Adda52 Million’s field is always very competitive and it was no different this time. ITM stage had a lot of recognized and pro players and everybody just wanted to win.”
Speaking about his experience in the tourney, he said, “Experience was nice. Throughout the tourney, I was just concentrating on maintaining a comfortable chip stack without playing high-variance hands.”
Talking about his journey through the tournament, he said, “I was never on top of table and also during ITM. I was possibly last 2-3 in the ranks..don’t remember accurately. I entered the final table as shortest stack. However, this was my first FT for this tourney, so I was just sure I am not going out easily.”
Chirag was really impressed by the structure and he said, “The structure of the tourney wherein even the shortest stack in FT would have around 18-20 blinds is a good thing about this tourney”.