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This Week in Poker: August 23rd – August 29th
August 30, 2017, 16:09:50
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In the PokerGuru feature ‘This Week in Poker’ we bring to you the weekly round up of the biggest online scores by Indian MTT players along with the top stories from both the live and online poker circuit.

Here are this week`s top stories

 

 

 

 

Another high-octane week has passed by, with nary a slack moment in action. Railbirds have relished the updates from numerous live tournaments all across the globe with several prestigious events drawing records fields. The Indian contingent is busy making waves in Macau grabbing two titles already at the ongoing Macau Poker Cup 27, the series has truly eclipsed the horizon of live poker tournaments and how.

Paawan Bansal took down the HK$6,000 NLH event for HK$75,000 while Nishant Sharma took down the HK$3,000 NLH after a heads-up deal. Sharma banked around HK$65,882 for his efforts. Meanwhile Nathan Rao and Akshay Nasa made runner up finishes with Neeraj Kumar and Ronak Jatin Vyas further contributing to the teams scorecard.

Despite a large team in Macau, the online felts have been ringing too with several scores and of them all; Vinay ‘vinstill’ BK topped the list taking our “PokerGuru Star of the Week” title.

This week was one of the most historic weeks in poker for the country with two major announcements starting with the launch of the first-ever Global Poker League (GPL) India. In another first of a kind event, World Poker Tour India’s schedule was officially released this week; the series is slated to run from November 7 – 13 onboard Deltin Royale, Goa.

In other news, PokerBaazi Team Pro Vikram Kumar has taken on the role of strategic consultant at PokerBaazi Live Poker Room in Bengaluru.

Things weren’t all positive though debacles in Goa continued with Panchayat minister Mauvin Godinho claiming that offshore casino vessels will be shifted from River Mandovi within three years.

There were some high-octane events and promotions in the online sphere too. India’s most trusted poker site PokerBaazi’s flagship event PPL Special Edition is currently underway. Not one to be left behind, India`s largest poker site Adda52 took center stage this past week with the Deltin Online Poker Tournament (DOPT) series. The final nine players in the DOPT Main Event will play down to a winner during the DPT series ar Deltin Royale on September 14.

In international news, Season XVI WPT Legends of Poker Main Event is currently underway and the 763-entry field has now been trimmed down to the final 90 players. The event will pay out the top 81 places.

Rounding up this recap are tournament reports from the recently concluded PokerStars Championship Barcelona. There are also stories about the biggest sporting event in history i.e. boxing match between Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, Absolute Poker & Ultimate Bet players compensation update, partypoker Live MILLIONS returning to Sochi, PokerStars new Power Up game launching in UK Market this year and much more.

 

Online Railbird Report

With live tournament action dominating the poker scene globally, the online scene was expected to be relatively quiet but that wasn`t the case. The past week saw many known names making deep runs but topping them all was Vinay ‘vinstill’ Bk who won $4,543.68 for his 8th place finish in the PokerStars ‘$215 Sunday Warm-Up, $275K GTD’. Vinay takes our “PokerGuru Star of the Week title”.

Vinay Bk

                                   Vinay Bk

Other notable scores of the week are –

Sanjay ‘sanjaytaneja’ Taneja won $3,370.32 for 4th place in the PokerStars ‘Bounty Builder $109, $80K GTD’

Sharad ‘Keenyle’ Rao won $2,668.17 for 6th place in the PokerStars ‘Big $55, $80K GTD’

Sumit ‘silwal_7’ Silwal won $1,645.35 for 8th place in the PokerStars ‘$320 Saturday KO, $135K GTD’

Gaurav ‘Ayya10258’ Ayya won $1,490.02 for 6th place in the PokerStars ‘Big $44, $50K GTD’

Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover won $1,061.46 for 2nd place in the PokerStars ‘Big $11, $7.5K GTD’

Sriharsha ‘indiandurr’ Doddapaneni won $1,050.41 for 2nd place in the 888 Poker ‘The $4,000 Typhoon’

 

PokerBaazi Premier League Special Edition With 2.4 Crores GTD

PokerBaazi.com’s flagship series PokerBaazi Premier League commenced this week featuring 31 exciting tournaments with all tournaments guaranteeing at least ₹1 Lakh in prize money. The series guarantees a whopping ₹2.4 crore in prize money. That’s not all as in a one of a kind contest; LeagueGuru in association with PokerBaazi is hosting an exclusive ₹25K GTD Fantasy Poker contest for the Main Event!

Read the complete story here.

 

1 Crore + Freebies Across 4 Major Events in DOPT

Adda52 hosted four special promotions for four of the biggest buy-in events of Deltin Online Poker Tournament (DOPT). These included Adda52’s Rich Race tickets, free action of Team Pro Nikita Luther and mystery bounties as well.

Read the complete story here.

In another special promotion for the recently concluded series, four lucky winners got ₹10,000 instant bonus on Adda52. The players who bought the package of 4 biggest events worth ₹97,500 and shared the FaceBook offer post with #BigMoneyBiggerGlory got assigned a unique number. Manish Adnani spin a roulette 4 times on 24th August to determine the winners.

Read the complete story here.

 

The Rich Race Returns on Adda52 With 15 Lakhs GTD For 1st Place

Adda52’s flagship monthly tournament ‘The Rich Race’ returns on September 3 at 8pm features a massive ₹15 Lakhs guaranteed for the winner, all for a mere₹4,400 buy-in. Adda52 is also offering a free ticket to the event on depositing ₹20K using promo code ‘BERICH’.

Read the complete story here.

 

Join Poker Pros on Bill Perkins Streamboat During WCOOP

Bill Perkins owns a 55’ luxury motor yacht called Singularity in the British Virgin Islands which will now transform into the world’s only Streamboat and joining him will be pros and streamers Jamie Staples, Jeff Gross, Kevin Martin and Matt Staples. PokerStars with these pros will host freerolls with even videos being accepted from potential applicants.

Read the complete story here.

 

PokerStars’ New Power Up to Enter UK Market

Online Poker in UK is set to get the Power Up variant which has whole bunch of new elements thrown in to create new strategies, an immersive experience and some crazy action. The new game will be launched in UK later this year.

Read the complete story here.

 

Global Poker League Announces GPL India With Six Regional Teams

In an effort to grow its presence in Asia, the Global Poker League (GPL) India was recently announced with six city-based regional teams. The game-changing league will help India tie into the game’s worldwide community both through its connections to GPL’s main global league as well as GPL China along with other national leagues in the future.

Read the complete story here.

 

First-Ever World Poker Tour (WPT) India Schedule Released

World Poker Tour signed a multi-year brand licensing agreement with Adda52 last year and recently released the first ever WPT India’s schedule which is slated to run from November 7 – 13 onboard Deltin Royale. WPT has also announced the first-ever WPT India Player of the Year (POY) Award.

Read the complete story here.

 

PokerBaazi Team Pro Vikram Kumar Takes Over PokerBaazi Live Management

PokerBaazi Team pro Vikram Kumar has recently taken the role of strategic consultant at PokerBaazi Live poker room in Bengaluru. Kumar will be heading management and take all strategic decisions regarding events and promotions happening in the room.

Vikram Kumar

                                              Vikram Kumar

Read the complete story here.

 

Goa Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho Claims Offshore Casino Vessels Will Move Out of River Mandovi in 3 Years

Goa Chief minister Manohar Parrikar stated that offshore casino vessels currently operating from River Mandovi would be moved after adopting a policy. Goa Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho went on to add that this would be done in the next three years.

Read the complete story here.

 

Macau Poker Cup 27

The 27th edition of PokerStars LIVE Macau’s flagship tournament series Macau Poker Cup (MPC) commenced this week. The Indian team has always made a splash in eastern tournaments and this time too a large contingent has invaded the series.

Indian challengers have already bagged two titles, two runner-up finishes and numerous other scores. Paawan Bansal shipped the HK$6,000 NLH event for HK$75,000 while Nishant Sharma added another title to our tally yesterday after taking down Event 10: $3,000 NLH for approx. HK$65,882.

Paawan Bansal

                                                 Paawan Bansal

Indian cashes till now –

Read the complete story here.

 

PokerStars Championship Barcelona

The 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona was a resounding success and attracted the best names in the industry.

The €5,300 Main Event registered a total 1,682 entries to take the prize pool to a massive €8,157,700. Sweden`s Sebastian Sorensson claimed the title banking a life changing €987,043 in prize money after a three-way chop.

Sebastian Sorensson

                                             Sebastian Sorensson

Read the complete story here.

The first €25,500 Single-Day Roller Event attracted a total of 112 players with Stephen Chidwick topping them all for a €690,400 payday.

Stephen Chidwick

                                               Stephen Chidwick

Read the complete story here.

The second €25,500 Single-Day High Roller event drew 66 entries (50 unique players + 16 re-entries) and Pavel Plesuv bested them all, netting €406,300 for his efforts.

Plavel Plesuv

                                                   Plavel Plesuv

Read the complete story here.

The €10,300 PLO High Roller attracted 111 entries and topping them all was 2013 WSOP Main Event November Niner Sylvain Loosli who banked €236,400 for his finish.

Sylvain Loosli

                                           Sylvain Loosli

Read the complete story here.

The series concluded with the €10,300 High Roller event coming to a close. The event attracted 557 entries to take the prize pool to €5,402,900 and outlasting the field was Ronny Kaiser who collected €735,000 for his finish.

Ronny Kraiser

                                                 Ronny Kraiser

Read the complete story here.

 

Biggest Sporting Event in History Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Concludes

The boxing match between the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather and MMA champion Conor McGregor undoubtedly grabbed most eye balls and is being tagged as the biggest sporting event till date. The spectacle took center stage on August 27 with Boxing legend Mayweather winning the fight in the tenth round.

Read the complete story here.

 

Absolute Poker & Ultimate Bet Players to Receive Compensation

Absolute Poker and sister site Ultimate Bet’s players will finally receive compensations from the defunct poker sites more than six years after Black Friday. The deadline for the first wave of payments was in June but players still have until September 7 to file their claim.

Read the complete story here.

 

partypoker Live MILLIONS Returns to Sochi

After a successful inaugural event in March, partypoker LIVE returns to Sochi, Russia for MILLIONS Russia in September boasting of $9 Million in guaranteed prizes. Headlining the series is the whopping $5 Million Main Event that will conclude on September 14.

Read the complete story here.

 

WPT Season XVI to be Streamed on PokerGO

World Poker Tour (WPT) recently announced a tie-up with Poker Central to stream Season XVI of WPT Main Tour final tables to PokerGO subscribers via livestream.The WPT Legends of Poker commenced on August 25 and will feature a live streamed final table at PokerGO on August 31. 

Read the complete story here.

 

CryptoCurrency to Enter Regulated Banking Sector

Bankera launched its new CryptoCurrency which has several unique features named Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on August 28 and interestingly member of the European Parliament (MEP) Antanas “Tony G” Guoga is on the company’s board of advisors.

Read the complete story here.

And that is all for this edition of our weekly report. We will return same time next week with all the latest from poker world, so tune in at the same time.

Related Articles:

1. Global Poker League Announces GPL India With Six Regional Teams

2. First-Ever WPT India Schedule Released; Exclusive Interview With Danny McDonagh About the Debut Series

3. PokerBaazi Team Pro Vikram Kumar Takes Over Management of PokerBaazi Live Poker Room in Bengaluru

4. Macau Poker Cup 27: Trailblazing Start For Team India; Paawan Bansal Takes Down HK$6K Event, Nathan Rao & Akshay Nasa Make Runner-Up Finishes in Side Events

5. India`s Largest Online Tournament Series PokerBaazi Premier League Special Edition With ₹2.4 Crores GTD Starts Tomorrow

6. Get Ready to Win ₹1 Crore + Freebies Across 4 Major Events in DOPT This Week


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