Sunday Roundup: Rajat Sharma takes down Millionaire Lite
A terrific Sunday paved way for dozens of exciting offers. Concluding numerous events including Spartan Poker’s major attraction Millionaire Lite assuring INR 10 Lakhs to the first place, AOPS Freeroll on Adda52 also crowned its winner and 9stacks wrapped up its 3-day long 9stacks Super Series. And here a complete summary of Sunday majors…
With a buy-in as low as INR 1,650 fetched a total of 2,449 entrants in Spartan Poker’s major attraction Millionaire Lite. This February edition’s millionaire assured INR 10 Lakhs to the first place and the one to take away the limelight was circuit popular Rajat Sharma aka ‘Garammasala’ who conquered the field after grinding for more than 6 hours and knocking out Bhanu Prakash aka ‘spectre’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 2,499
- Places Paid - 225
- Min-Cash – INR 4,040
The field was studded with prominent names and the ones who finished in the money include Ashish Kaushik aka 'mmonas' (10th), Aniket W aka 'Anteman' (14th), Anuj Manocha aka 'desijuari' (15th), Srihari Bang aka 'bangbang99' (18th), Sumit Sapra aka 'Sands Myth' (30th), Ram Kakkar aka 'TheLagLawyer' (49th), Anil Adiani aka 'spewtard' (57th), Naren Purohit aka 'IMUNAGI' (68th), Chirag Sodha aka 'chilling' (99th), Vivek Singh aka 'KasolHieghts' (110th), Harshad Barve aka 'omglukbox' (132nd), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting' (150th), Anuj Yadav aka 'moZart' (159th), Pranjal Gandhi aka 'lilmessipranjal' (188th), Sandeep Varma aka 'effuno' (202) and others.
Running alongside Millionaire Lite was Sunday SuperStack INR 35 Lakhs GTD which continued till 5:50 am and eventually Sandeep Singh aka ‘SandeeSingh’ topped the field after eliminating Kanav Parwal aka ‘SneakyBlinders’ in the runner-up position. Singh battled out a field of 709 entries from which 71 finishers ended in the money.
In level 52 of the tournament, Singh had 5♠ 6♣ and Parwal with 9♦ 2♣. Both players checked on flop 9♣ 3♥ Q♣ and eventually, Singh hit a straight with 7♥ 8♣ on turn and river, respectively, and Parwal failed to dominate him with his single pair of 99 ended in the second position.
- Total Entries – 709
- Prize Pool – INR 35,45,000
- Places Paid - 71
- Min-Cash – INR 13,471
The event gradually collected a prize pool of INR 35.45 Lakhs which was distributed to the top 71 finishers including Hitesh Batra aka 'hitesh bhai' (3rd), Chirag Sodha aka 'chilling' (6th), Sumit Sapra aka 'Sands Myth' (6th), Guneet Kwatra aka 'guntz' (21s), Mithun Mahesh aka 'Intuitionnn' (35th), Manish Lakhotia aka 'thekid' (38th), Gaurav Sood aka 'mozzie17' (62nd), Vivek Singh aka 'KasolHieghts' (66th) and so on.
Sunday night on PokerBaazi is reserved for BSS SuperStack INR 25 Lakhs GTD and yesterday garnered 502 entrants after each paid INR 5,500. Capturing the first-place prize money was online grinder Priyank Kothari aka ‘Piko1432’ who boosted his poker bankroll by adding INR 4.87 Lakhs in prize money. Kothari defeated Sanish Chhabra aka ‘Sanish21’ in heads-up who eventually settled with INR 3.41 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 502
- Prize Pool – INR 25,10,000
- Places Paid - 63
- Min-Cash – INR 9,287
Abhinav Iyer aka 'griezmann' (6th), Romit Advani aka 'tilt83' (8th), Kartik Ved aka 'TheInternetKid' (13th), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting' (15th), Manish Lakhotia aka 'thekid' (18th), Nadeem Basha aka 'SpadeHunter' (20th), Faiz Alam aka 'AilaGaya' (28th), Arsh Grover aka 'Button_Hai_Bro' (46th), Ayan Ray aka 'interlalia_1' (48th), Sreekanth Narayan aka 'n0thing' (51st), Raghav Bansal aka 'thatssosick' (54th), Anmol Mehta aka 'anzzzzz' (60th), Sagar Choudhury aka 'sagarpupull' (61st) earned a payout.
Adda52 hosted Freeroll INR 21 Lakhs after the site added another flight to the AOPS Main Event that drew a lot of controversies. Last night pulled out 334 entrants and it was 2:42 am when Kavish Kukreja aka ‘narcoss’ gave a standout performance collecting INR 4.10 Lakhs in prize money after defeating ‘pkpok’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 334
- Prize Pool – INR 21,00,000
- Places Paid - 35
- Min-Cash – INR 20,112
Sreekanth Narayan aka 'n0thing' (3rd), Dhaval Mudgal aka 'dirtyzoso' (6th), Sandeep Varma aka 'effuno' (14th), Kanishka Samant aka 'kanishka27' (31st) and so on received instant bonus!
Running simultaneously with Freeroll on Adda52 was Millions AF INR 20 Lakhs GTD. A total of 271 entries pounced on the field smashing the guarantee to create INR 27.10 Lakhs in prize pool and eventually circuit grinder Manoj Pentakota aka ‘thatsmymoney’ took away a hefty INR 7.04 Lakhs in prize money after defeating Loveleen Singh aka ‘pharlap’ in heads-up who managed to bag INR 4.20 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 271
- Prize Pool – INR 27,10,000
- Places Paid - 27
- Min-Cash – INR 24,390
Anmol Mehta aka 'anzzzzz' (6th), Srihari Bang aka 'zombieballs' (12th), Bhola Sharma aka 'bhola' (17th), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting' (19th), Pranav Bang aka 'pranavbang' (27th) all ended in the money.
Big Slick AF
Sundays are reserved for two feature tournaments and one of them is Big Slick AF INR 15 Lakhs GTD which displayed a fixed buy-in of INR 2,500. The action picked up at 4 pm and eventually the prize pool was shared among the top 71 places, but the one to ship the biggest share from the same was Avneesh Munjal aka ‘iamam’ who captured INR 2.35 Lakhs. Munjal eliminated Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘imhighishove’ in the heads-up play who eventually bagged INR 2.32 Lakhs after falling in the runner-up position.
- Prize Pool – INR 15,000,23
- Places Paid - 71
- Min-Cash – INR 7,130
Shagun Jain aka 'sogani94' (4th), Ayush Garg aka 'lazyman' (8th), Gurpal Singh aka 'gurpal83' (9th), Siddarth Singhvi aka 'badtameez_donk' (27th), Amit Jangir aka 'newcomer' (47th), Siddhanth Kapoor aka 'bullzeye' (70th) earned a payout.
Mega Suits AF
Adda52’s Sunday marquee tourney Mega Suits AF INR 30 Lakhs GTD began at 6 pm. Making a few deep runs, online crusher Anuj Yadav aka ‘anuj25395’ claimed a handsome INR 7.20 Lakhs in prize money. The winner battled out Anirban Das aka ‘ajgar5’ in heads-up who took home INR 4.20 Lakhs as the second-place payout.
- Prize Pool – INR 30,00,000
- Places Paid - 55
- Min-Cash – INR 13,500
Among the few notable players earning a paycheck include Kanishka Samant aka 'kanishka27' (3rd), Ayush Garg aka 'lazyman' (5th), Srihari Bang aka 'zombieballs' (10th), Millions AF winner (read above) Manoj Pentakota aka 'thatsmymoney' (12th), Sreekanth Narayan aka 'n0thing' (30th), Guneet Kwatra aka 'guntz' (34th), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting' (37th), Pranjal Gandhi aka 'lilmessipranjal' (39th), Neel Joshi aka 'neeljoshi23' (52nd)
Sunday Special PKO
Sunday on PokerStars was about Sunday Special PKO INR 15 Lakhs GTD, a bounty tournament which kicked off at 5 pm sharp. Each player chipped in INR 5,500 buy-in to enter the competition and eventually after long intense hours, the star of the night was ‘Wabi-$abi’ who pocketed INR 1.67 Lakhs after outlasting ‘Artooriouss’ in heads-up sending him in the runner-up position.
- Total Entries – 308
- Prize Pool – INR 15,40,000
- Places Paid - 53
- Min-Cash – INR 4,891
The prize pool was well-received by the top 53 places including Shagun Jain aka 'Sogani22' (7th), Sagar Choudhury aka 'sagarpupull' (10th), Honey Bijlani aka 'h09ey' (11th), Ram Kakkar aka 'TheLagLawyer' (22nd), Muskan Sethi aka 'Muskan Sethi' (23rd), Arsh Grover aka 'BiggggTymeR' (24th), Ayan Ray aka 'interlalia_1' (26th), Ashish Ahuja aka 'Spewushhhiiiii' (28th), Kartik Ved aka 'TheInternetKid' (29th), Neel Joshi aka 'Worm236' (34th), Sandeep Varma aka 'effuno007' (43rd) and so on.
9SS Main Event
9stacks’ Super Series hosted the major attraction Main Event INR 9 Lakhs GTD which had a buy-in of 2,750 and drew a total of 324 entrants out of which the top 45 finishers ended up earning a payout. It was an anonymous grinder ‘Morpheaous1’ who added INR 2.16 Lakhs in prize money after beating Manas Nayak aka ‘Batman7796’ in heads-up who bagged INR 1.44 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 324
- Prize Pool – INR 9,00,000
- Places Paid - 45
- Min-Cash – INR 4,500
Akash Shekhar aka 'K9_A' (4th), Rakshit Vedh aka 'ved234' (6th), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting' (8th), Anmol Mehta aka 'anzzzzz' (9th), Siddharth Mundada aka 'CallMeMaybe' (13th), Amresh Kumar aka 'Termi' (22nd), Bidya Shankar aka 'Ankit420' (25th), Sandeep Varma aka 'effuno' (28th), Harsh Bubna aka 'harsh1327' (42nd), Shashank Shekhar aka 'biharibhaia' (45th) ended in the money.
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