This Week in Poker: September 6th – September 12th
September 13, 2017, 20:15:25
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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





After a slew of live action, this past week was one dominated by the online hustle. It was the WCOOP and 888 poker XL Eclipse series, which had players busy at the virtual tables. The score-card took off blazingly last week with Siddarth Singhvi winning a whopping $41,035.53 for second place in the ‘WCOOP-29-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max], $200K GTD’ event to score the biggest cash of this series by an Indian so far. By the virtue of this score, Singhvi also claims our “PokerGuru Star of the Week” title.

Meanwhile, Adda52’s ‘Sunday Suits’ made a great debut with a total of 444 entries with Vivek ‘Ikkvr’ Rughani taking down the event for ₹2,55,300.

PokerBaazi’s ‘The Endeavour’ tournament also concluded this week and was taken down by Nitish ‘KICKASS’ Sharma for ₹3,03,750.

Live action was headlined by Macau Poker Cup (MPC) 27 that concluded on Sunday, witnessing a continued impressive performance by Team India, with several cashes and two titles!

And, right here on our desi shores, the DPT is set to kick off this week at the Deltin Royale Casino in Goa this week from September 14-18.

PokerStars as usual made news this time for two more reasons. First the company announced flattened payouts for their online MTT’s and they also announced the first-ever PokerStars Festival stop in Germany.

In other news, we have reports of Fedor Holz documentary, WSOPE main event guarantee being increased and to conclude the weekly recap, we have tournament report of the inaugural PokerStars Live Sunday Million.


Online Railbird Report

It was another week of adrenaline-charged action online with several marquee events taking center stage across online poker sites both domestic and international. Siddarth Singhvi came close to winning a WCOOP title, eventually finishing runner-up in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-29-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max], $200K GTD’ netting a cool $41,035.53 in prize money. For this Singhvi is our ‘‘PokerGuru Star of the Week’’ title!

 Siddarth Singhvi

                                              Siddarth Singhvi

Other notable scores include –

Vivek ‘Ikkvr’ Rughani won ₹2,55,300 for 1st place in the Adda52 ‘Sunday Suits’ made after besting the 444-entry field.

Nitish ‘KICKASS’ Sharma won ₹3,03,750 for 1st place in PokerBaazi ‘The Endeavour’.

Armaan ‘armaan007’ Kochhar won $26,426.00 for 1st place in the PokerStars ‘$215 Fat Tuesday [Turbo], $75K GTD’ and cashed $3,628.87 for 2nd place in the PokerStars ‘$33 Bubble Rush, $20K GTD’

Amar ‘Kidpoker0109’ Mehta won $7,976.23 for 2nd place in the PokerStars ‘$44 Sunday Marathon, $45K GTD’

Sanjay ‘sanjaytaneja’ Taneja won $4,599.00 for 7th place in the PokerStars ‘$215 Fat Tuesday [Turbo], $75K GTD’ and won $2,779.87 for 6th place in the PokerStars ‘Big $215, $35K GTD’

Raghav ‘Rossoneri23’ Bansal won $2,927.40 for 118th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-26-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $1M GTD’ and won $2,011.15 for 69th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-82-L: $530 NLHE [High Roller], $250K GTD’. Bansal also made $2,179.62 for 31st place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-32-H: $530 NLHE [6-Max], $250K GTD’

Anmol ‘anmols’ A Srivats won $2,676.54 for 1st place in the PokerStars ‘Hot $82, $8K GTD’

Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover won $2,515.85 for 30th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-22-H: $530 NLHE [Win the Button], $400K GTD’ 

Akash ‘proFISHnal’ Malik won $2,379.70 for 29th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-16-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Half Price Thursday Thrill], $1M GTD’ and won $1,615.01 for 86th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-08-H: $215+R NLHE, $300K GTD’. Malik also made $1,152.39 for 277th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-09-H: $530 NLHE [Half Price Super Tuesday], $1M GTD’ and won $1,968.47 for 44th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-22-H: $530 NLHE [Win the Button], $400K GTD’

Sriharsha ‘indiandurr’ Doddapaneni won $2,170.44 for 110th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-09-H: $530 NLHE [Half Price Super Tuesday], $1M GTD’ and banked $1,649.30 for 1st place in the PokerStars ‘$44 NLHE [Turbo, Progressive KO], $10K GTD’. He also won $1,355.11 for 2nd place in the PokerStars ‘$55 NLHE [6-Max, Progressive KO], $10K GTD’

‘philrounder’ won $1,615.01 for 89th place in the PokerStars ‘WCOOP-08-H: $215+R NLHE, $300K GTD’

Gaurav ‘Ayya10258’ Ayya won $1,604.55 for 5th place in the PokerStars ‘Hot $162, $12K GTD’ 



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


888poker XL Eclipse

The 888poker XL Eclipse series kicked off this week and has crowned 29 winners in its first two days.


Exclusive PokerGuru Offers on Adda52

India’s biggest poker site Adda52, in a special treat for PokerGuru members announced three exciting deposit codes meaning “Double The Game, Double The Fun!”

Code: PG10K – Deposit ₹5,000 using PG10K code and get ₹10,000 on your 1st deposit. 

Code: PGURU20K- Deposit ₹7,500 using the code PGURU20Kand get ₹20,000 on your 1st deposit (₹10,000 Bonus + ticket worth ₹2,500 of Sunday Suits Finale event)

Code: PG20K - Deposit ₹10,000 using the code PG20K and get worth of ₹20,000 on your 1st deposit.

Read the complete report here.


PokerStars Increases Payouts In MTT’s

PokerStars announced that from September the number of players getting paid in their multi-table online tournaments (MTT’s) will go up to 20%. The change will be gradual as the payout percent increases by 2% in several tournaments.

Read the complete report here.


Dan Colman & Brian Rast Join Virtue Poker as Ambassadors

Poker superstars Dan Colman and Brian Rast have partnered with Virtue Poker (a decentralized P2P Poker platform built using Ethereum) as ambassadors. The real money client is slated to launch next year and will use blockchain technology providing extreme protection of player funds, safeguarding against fraud and a guarantee of game integrity.

Read the complete report here.


Macau Poker Cup 27

The 27th edition of the popular Macau Poker Cup concluded this week and was a resounding success breaking all sorts of records. The Red Dragon Main Event registered a record 1,308 entries making it the largest-ever live freezeout tournament to be hosted in the Asia-Pacific region. Once the last hand was dealt, it was Qiuming Qin who slayed the dragon pocketing a life changing HK$3.14 million and the prestigious Red Dragon trophy.

Qiuming Qin

                                                   Qiuming Qin

Read the complete report here.

A total of 15 Indians played the Red Dragon Main Event and four among them, namely Ankush Prasad, Pradeep Nudurumati, Prashant Jain Bhutoria and Manoj Pentakota managed to make it in the money.

Prasad missed the final table by a whisker and exited in tenth place, pocketing a cool HK$223,000 (~₹18,25,621). Nudurumati finished 83rd for ₹3,06,901, Bhutoria finished 125th place for ₹2,79,038 and Pentakota finished 158th for ₹2,51,175.

Ankush Aryan

                                             Ankush Prasad

Read the complete report here.


Total Indian Cashes at MPC 27:

Meanwhile, Malaysian pro Michael Soyza took down the HK$80,000 High Roller title after besting the 119-player field for HK$2,030,000.

Michael Soyza

                                                Michael Soyza

Read the complete report here.


PokerStars Festival to Debut in Hamburg, Germany

The online giant PokerStars has announced the first-ever stop in Hamburg, Germany. The first PokerStars Festival Hamburg is slated to run from November 17-26, 2017 at Casino Schenefeld. The series will be headlined by the €1,100 buy-in Main Event with €500,000 guaranteed with online qualifiers on PokerStars already underway.

Read the complete report here.


Fedor Holz Features in a Six-Part Documentary Series at Poker Masters

German prodigy Fedor Holz’s run in five Poker Masters events was shown across all six days of the event through a documentary titled ‘In the Life of a Champion’. The series of 15-20-minute episodes highlight Holz’s preparation, interviews and behind the scenes footage.

Fedor Holz

                                                   Fedor Holz

Read the complete report here.


WSOP Europe Main Event Guarantee Increase to €5 Million

King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik recently announced an increase in the guarantee of the €10,350 buy-in World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event to €5M (€4m previously). The event is slated to run from November 4-10.

Read the complete report here.


Hurricane Irma Forces Florida Poker Rooms to Stop Operations

Poker rooms across Florida closed down with a number of events getting cancelled due to a category 5 Hurricane Irma until the natural calamity passed. Irma had already ripped the Caribbean and was expected to pass near or just north of Puerto Rico. 

Read the complete report here.


Philipp Salewski Wins PokerStars Sunday Live Million

The inaugural PokerStars Sunday Million Live was a hybrid online-live format event that attracted a massive 5,045 entries. Topping them all was Germany`s Philipp Salewski who claimed the champion`s trophy and the first-place prize purse of €111,674.

Philipp Salewski

                                              Philipp Salewski

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. PokerStars Will Now Pay More Players in Online MTT`s

2. Double the Game - Double the Fun! Exclusive PokerGuru Offers on Adda52

3. Macau Poker Cup 27: Qiuming Qin Slays Largest-Ever Red Dragon For HK$3.14 Million

4. Philipp Salewski Takes Down Inaugural PokerStars Sunday Live Million For €111,674

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