Yesterday was an action-packed day on adda52.com with two-high value tournaments taking place on the poker site. The more prominent of the two was the 25 Lac GTD Mega Suits, which went on to attract a large field with 515 entries to easily crush its advertised guarantee and create INR 25.75 Lac in prize pool, which was eventually shared by the top 55 places with a min-cash of INR 11,588.
The largest share of the prize pool went to Ameya Gokhale aka ‘Volcy’ who defeated a strong field to take home INR 6,18,000 in top prize. The heads-up saw Gokhale defeating a tough reg Manish Lakhotia who walked away with an impressive INR 3,60,500 for his runner-up finish. This was by far the first major win for Gokhale on Adda52, while Lakhotia has already won several major events.
There were many prominent pros and regs in the mix and some of them who picked up scores were Prabhat Paliya (3rd for INR 244625), Bit2Easy (9th for INR 38625), Ratul Bhat (11th for INR 32188), Naren Purohit (12th for INR 25750), Sahil Chutani (14th for INR 25750), Siddarth Singhvi (16th for INR 21888), Anil Adiani (22nd for INR 19313), HaiTohHai (24th for INR 19313), Alok Ranjan (27th for INR 16738), Mukesh Surana (30th for INR 16738), Sam Anand (34th for INR 16738), Willson Yomso (37th for INR 14163), Abhishek Goindi (41st for INR 14163), Ujjwal Narwal (42nd), Sahil Mahboobani (44th), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (45th ), Abhinav Iyer (48th) and Adda52 Team Pro Tarun Goyal (53rd).
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15 Lac GTD Big Slick
Adda52’s second major Sunday event was the INR 2,200 buy-in Big Slick that featured INR 15 Lac in guaranteed prize pool. The high-value tournament drew a total of 663 entries to the felts. Topping the field this time was Akshay Dhingra aka ‘NoFuchsGiven’ who earned INR 2,44,055 after a heads-up deal with Naren Purohit aka ‘IMUNAGI’ who settled for the runner-up prize of INR 2,21,184.
Dhingra has plenty of cashes on adda52.com. The rising talent has cashed in several tournaments like Juice, Paycheck, Godfather, Judwaa, Gayle Storm and other events. While he has already scored a couple of FT finishes in Judwaa and Godfather, last night’s Big Slick win was his first major win on adda52.com. With this win, he added an impressive INR 2,44,055 to his growing online bankroll.
It was big day for ‘IMUNAGI’ who not only finished runner-up in Big Slick but also scored a deep run in Mega Suits. He is a well-known name in the online circuit and has already won several tournaments like Mega Suits (2 times), Thursday Thrill, Sunday Masters, Roar, Beast and other events.
Post his win, we caught-up with Dhingra and he said, “Great feeling to ship Big Slick for the first time on adda52.com. It was a decent field and the final table was quite exciting. I entered the final table as one of the top 3 stacks and smoothly maneuvered to reaching heads-up play where ‘imunagi’ and I made a deal”.
When asked about his plans for WPT India 2019, he said, “Yes, WPT is definitely on my list and I hope to ship one there too. In fact, I went through the schedule. It looks really exciting.”
Talking about his preparations for WPT India, he said, “I’m working on my live game as of now. There are some leaks I wanna fix before WPT since I sensed them when I scored 55th rank in the IPC Main Event. I have been working on my routine too since live tournaments take a big toll on your health. So, I’ve been quite regular in working out, managing work and playing poker.”
Top 71 finishers were paid out in last night’s Big Slick with a min-cash of INR 7,130. A lot of regs and experienced players were seen in the field at the event and some of them who finished deep were ‘n0thing’ (7th for INR 41884), Sagar Choudhury (8th for INR 30701), rising talent ‘xoredvoid’ (10th for INR 16495),Willson Yomso (14th for INR 12091) and Pranav Bang (15th for INR 12091).
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