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This Week in Poker: September 13th - September 19th
September 21, 2017, 13:08:03
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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

 

 

 

 

Online poker has been all about the ongoing WCOOP this past week. We have already witnessed high-octane action at this years’ biggest online poker extravaganza. But all good things come to an end and so will WCOOP 2017 but not before the whooping $10,000,000 guaranteed $5,200 Main Event takes center stage this Sunday. The high buy-in event will be the grandest online event in the world this year with the crème de la crème of the poker industry expected to be in attendance.

Besides the WCOOP, there have been several other thrilling events online to keep players busy with their plates more than full. 888poker’s XL Eclipse series continues unabated with 100 tournaments getting concluded this past week. Action on domestic sites was no less with the ongoing Poker Millionaire Tour with ₹1 crore guaranteed on Adda52 and the recently concluded Baazi Grinders Series on PokerBaazi.

The week saw a number of familiar names making waves online and topping the cashes list was Sriharsha ‘indiandurr’ Doddapaneni. He takes our “PokerGuru Star of the Week” title for his total cashes of over $26.6K.

Online buffs will surely look forward to the upcoming mega event on PokerBaazi aptly named ‘The MoneyMaker’ (₹1 crore GTD) which is set to debut on October 1.

And, back home, live action was in full swing with the September edition of Deltin Poker Tournament closing out another successful series. There was a visible dent in the turnouts but despite that, the series was a smashing success with all events taken down by veterans of the industry. The headline Main Event was conquered by Kavish Kukreja for ₹18.71 Lakhs. Adda52 pro Amit Jain took down the High Roller event while Bobbe Suri, Vikram Kumar, Minissha Lamba and Jagdeep Singh won the other side events.

Meanwhile, GPL India has started revealing its lineup of team managers and to top it all, signed Nipun Java as it`s brand ambassador. 

Numerous developments occurred in Goa, for starters, a law officer confirmed that the law department has approved the rules for regulating casino operations and for the first time, the casinos in the state will shut operations for 24 hours this year on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti.

To wrap this week’s recap, we have tournament reports from the ongoing APT Philippines 2017 II, Poker Masters Series and partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia.

 

Online Railbird Report

This week we saw an impressive performance by several Indian players in the WCOOP and the top performer was Sriharsha ‘indiandurr’ Doddapaneni. Doddapaneni first cashed $12,709.88 for 3rd place in the PokerStars ‘$215 Battle Royale [Progressive KO], $175K GTD’ and then won $3,572.61 for 29th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-39-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M GTD’. He also made $1,489.25 for 4th place in the 888poker ‘XL Eclipse #89 - $15,000 Tornado’ and finally went on to bank $8,920.95 for 50th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-50-H: $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Million SE], $2M GTD’. With a collective score of $26,691.99, Doddapaneni takes our “PokerGuru Star of the Week” title.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni

                                      Sriharsha Doddapaneni

Other notable scores include –

Sanjay ‘sanjaytaneja’ Taneja won $11,306.71 for 1st place in the PokerStars ‘$55 Sunday Stack, $50K GTD’ and won $4,599.00 for 7th place in the PokerStars ‘$215 Fat Tuesday [Turbo], $75K GTD’

Raghav ‘Rossoneri23’ Bansal won $7,009.85 for 67th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-50-H: $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Million SE], $2M GTD’

Sharad ‘Keenyle’ Rao won $5,641.04 for 4th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-44-L: $27 NLHE [Progressive KO], $100K GTD’

Siddarth ‘gunner9696’ Singhvi won $5,508.11 for 115th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-50-H: $2,100 NLHE [Sunday Million SE], $2M GTD’ and cashed $2,506.32 for 55th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-51-L: $1,050 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], $500K GTD’

Prabhat ‘SuicideSquad’ Mukherjea won $2,872.01 for 47th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-39-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Thursday Thrill SE], $1M GTD’

‘omgjizuzzz’ won $2,813 for 2nd place in the 888poker ‘XL Eclipse #96 - $20,000 Sunday Swordfish’

Rohan ‘rohan142’ Soman won $2,211.25 for 3rd place in the PokerStars ‘Hot $33, $20K GTD’

 

WCOOP 2017

WCOOP has been the biggest news in online poker with another week of high-octane action and more winners being crowned.

 

888poker XL Eclipse

100 more winners were crowned at the ongoing 888poker XL Eclipse series.

 

Poker Millionaire Tour on Adda52 With 1 Crore Guaranteed

The longest running online poker tournament series returned on India’s biggest online poker site – Adda52 bringing over ₹1 Crore in prize money. The 7-day poker fiesta started on September 18 and is slated to run till September 24. Adda52 is also offering TDS back offers and leaderboard prizes for the series.

Read the complete report here.

 

Baazi Grinders Series With 15 Lakhs GTD & Leaderboard Prizes

India’s most trusted poker site, PokerBaazi.com announced another edition of its monthly Baazi Grinders Series with ₹15 lakhs guaranteed. The three-day series concluded the past week and the big winners of the series include ‘happydent’, ‘pokerdaddy9385’, ‘ethanhunt’ and ‘vinay09’

Read the complete report here.

 

Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) September 2017

India’s biggest live poker series i.e. Deltin Poker Tournament returned this past week for its September edition onboard Deltin Royale Casino, Goa. The overall turnout of the series was below par when compared to previous editions but nonetheless; it was a grand success with positive reactions from the poker community. This edition was truly dominated by some of the most experienced poker talent in the country. The headline. ₹35K Main Event attracted a strong 179-player field with Haresh “Kavish” Kukreja taking top honors. Kukreja walked away with a ₹18.71 Lakhs payday.

Haresh Kukreja

                                           Haresh Kukreja

Read the complete report here.

The series also saw the conclusion of the Adda52 Millions High Roller final table which was won by Bangalore based Anujkumar Kodam but to start the official festivities, Bobby Suri won the inaugural Kickoff event for ₹6.40 Lakhs.

Bobbe Suri

                                            Bobbe Suri

Read the complete report here.

The costliest event on the schedule was the ₹75K High Roller that registered an impressive 114 runners. Adda52 Team pro Amit ‘bblacklegend’ Jain put up his A-game and claimed the title netting ₹24.94 Lakhs.

Amit Jain

                                                     Amit Jain

Read the complete report here.

Vikram Kumar shipped the Bounty event for ₹3.59 Lakhs, Adda52 Celebrity pro Minissha Lamba took down her first live title after winning the Ladies event for ₹70,000 while Jagdeep Singh won the series concluding PLO event for ₹3.47 Lakhs.

Minissha Lamba

                                             Minissha Lamba

Read the complete report here.

 

Goa Debacles

Goa came back in news this past week as a law officer confirmed that the vetted rules for regulating casino operations in the state have been approved and a gaming commissioner will be appointed soon. Meanwhile through a notification, the casinos in the state have been directed to shut operations on Oct 2 for 24 hours.

Read the complete report here.

 

Nipun Java, Muskan Sethi & Vidwath Shetty Join Global Poker League India

This past week, GPL CEO Alex Dreyfus announced the first three players who will be associated with the first-ever Global Poker League (GPL) India. India’s first WSOP bracelet Nipun Java will be the International Ambassador, Muskan Sethi will lead the Delhi Diehards and Vidwath Shetty will be the team manager of Bengaluru Hackers.

                       Nipun Java, Muskan Sethi & Vidwath Shetty

Read the complete report here.

 

Poker Masters Series

The ongoing Poker Masters series has seen world-class players making top-notch scores in the four $50,000 buy-in tournaments that have played out so far. Nick Schulman, Steffen Sontheimer, Bryn Kenney and Brandon Adams each won a title with Sontheimer topping the overall scorecard with $1.2 million already to his name. Sontheimer is presently a clear favorite to win the Purple Jacket, which will be awarded, to the player with highest total earnings throughout all five events of the series.

Steffen Sontheimer

                                              Steffen Sontheimer

Read the complete report here.

 

APT Philippines 2017 II

The past week also saw the commencement of Asian Poker Tour’s latest poker festival i.e. APT Philippines 2017 II. The headline main event attracted 132 entries in total with the winner set to walk away with $49,070. The field has dwindled down to the final eight players with Korea’s Sung Ho Kim setto start the final table as the overall chip leader today.

Sung Ho Kim

                                          Sung Ho Kim

Meanwhile, Eugene Co, Marcel McGray, Hajime Mogi, Sung Min Oh, Hideki Azuma, Jukka Jarvinen and Kohei Kawanishi won side event titles.

Eugene Co

                                            Eugene Co

Read the complete report here.

 

Aleksandr Gofman Wins partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia Main Event

The $5 million GTD partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia Main Event officially became the biggest poker tournament in the history of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The event attracted 999 entries and it was local player Aleksandr Gofman who emerged victorious banking a cool $1 million.

Aleksandr Gofman

                                              Aleksandr Gofman

Read the complete report here.

That’s it for this week, folks. We will return same time next week with all the important news from the poker world!

Related Articles:

1. Poker Masters 2017: Nick Schulman, Steffen Sontheimer, Bryn Kenney & Brandon Adams Win First Four Titles

2. DPT September 2017: Haresh Kukreja Ships Main Event For ₹18.71 Lakhs

3. Rules for Regulating Casino Operations Approved With Gaming Commissioner to be Appointed; Casinos in Goa to be Shut on Oct 2

4. Global Poker League India: Nipun Java Announced As International Ambassador, Muskan Sethi to Lead Delhi Diehards & Vidwath Shetty Will Manage Bangalore Hackers

5. Baazi Grinders Series is Coming Back With ₹15 Lakhs GTD & Leaderboard Prizes

6. Poker Millionaire Tour Returns on Adda52 With ₹1 Crore Guaranteed, TDS Back Offers & Leaderboard Prizes


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