This Week in Poker: February 14 – 20

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  • PG News February 22, 2018
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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

This past week was taken over by India’s most popular poker tournament Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) as it was action time in Goa once again onboard the Deltin Royale. A major highlight at this edition was the slew of fresh winners in the majority of the events including the featured ₹35K Main Event which found its winner in Dainik Mehta who collected a ₹23.19 lakhs paycheck. Alok Birewar shipped the High Roller event while Vivek Singh, Ashish Ahuja and Nikhil Jain took down side events.

The week has gone by and once again left us with a host of excellent scores to report in our online railbird report too. The one who tops that list is Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota for his exemplary performance in the PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 Edition Main Event which he shipped for ₹28.23 lakhs. For this win, Pentakota is hands down our “PokerGuru Star of the Week”.

Apart from the recently concluded PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 which took the domestic poker tournaments by storm, it was PokerStars Turbo Series that marked it’s beginning last Sunday.

These past seven days also saw many positive developments with promise of further exciting announcements for online poker players. First came the announcement of Khelo365 Fortune Glitz tournament series with ₹60 lakhs GTD that will run till February 28 followed by news of Adda52`s latest promo that will give nine lucky players and chance of a “meet and greet” with Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma.

A host of announcements came from the international circuit as well with 888poker and WPT bringing back WPT500 to UK, ARIA Poker Classic 2018 schedule getting released, Phil Hellmuth getting roped by YouStake as brand ambassador and finally WSOP 2018’s ESPN broadcast schedule getting released.

Hectic action saw several eminent poker tournaments in different places across the globe too! We saw the conclusion of partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany with Viktor Blom taking down the Main Event. We also bring your tournament reports from WSOP Milwaukee Main Event, WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event and the 888poker LIVE London 2018 Kickoff.

Online Railbird Report

Several online regulars made the week worthy of remembrance with their power packed performance on the virtual felts. Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota pocketed an impressive ₹28.23 lakhs for 1st place in the ‘PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 Edition Main Event’. Pentakota also final tabled PPL’s Big 15 event and cashed ₹26,450 for his ninth-place finish. For this, he takes our “PokerGuru Star of the Week” title.

Manoj Pentakota

Manoj Pentakota

Other notable scores include –

Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant won ₹11 lakhs for 1st place in the ‘PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 Edition₹50 Lakhs GTD 6-max High Roller’

Sandeep ‘thak’ Thakral won ₹7.5 lakhs for 1st place in the ‘Adda52 Millions’

‘Sara24’ won ₹5.92 lakhs for 1st place in the ‘PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 Edition Summit ₹30 Lakh Deepstack’

‘raghu2017’ won ₹4.94 lakhs for 1st place in the ‘PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 Edition Endeavour ₹25 Lakhs GTD’

Acesheart’ who ₹4.87 lakhs for 1st place in the ‘PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 Edition ₹25 Lakhs GTD RE’

Pranay ‘murderer90’ Kapoor won ₹3.15 lakhs for 1st place in the ‘PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 Edition ₹15 Lakhs GTD Main Event Warm-Up event’

Abhishek ‘abhishek081190’ Jaiswal won ₹3.02 lakhs for 1st place in the ‘PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 Edition Big 15 ₹15 Lakhs GTD’

Harsh ‘Dembla’ Dembla won ₹2.70 lakhs for 1st place in the Adda52 ‘Sunday Suits’

‘TiltDaddy’ won ₹2.43 lakhs for 1st place in the ‘PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 Edition Big 12 Freeze-out’

‘cs5612’ won $2,854.60 for 1st place in the PokerStars ‘Big $27, $15K GTD’ and won $1,901.75 for 3rd place in the PokerStars ‘Hot $33, $20K GTD’. cs5612 also made $1,229.76 for 58th place in the PokerStars $215 SUNDAY MILLION, $1,000,000 GTD – PSPC Sunday Tournament’

Anmol A ‘anmols’ Srivats won $2,788.85 for 1st place in the PokerStars ‘Bounty Builder $82, $20K GTD’

Sanjay ‘phunsukwangdu’ Taneja won $2,208.25 for 2nd place in the PokerStars ‘Hot $109, $10K GTD’

‘crackjackace’ won $1,405.79 for 4th place in the PokerStars ‘Big $162, $12K GTD’

Siddharth ‘sidddhu’ Mundada won $1,304.02 for 5th place in the PokerStars ‘$109 NLHE [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $18K GTD’

Aditya ‘Adi Agarwal’ Agarwal won $888.18 for his 129th place finish in the PokerStars ‘$215 SUNDAY MILLION, $1,000,000 GTD – PSPC Sunday Tournament’

PokerStars Turbo Series

This past Sunday marked the beginning of the much-awaited PokerStars Turbo Series and till this date, 18 events have crowned winners.

Turbo Series Winners –

Khelo365 Fortune Glitz Series with 60 Lakhs GTD

The go-to India poker portal Khelo365 came up with an amazing new tournament series this Valentines month, aptly named the Fortune Glitz. The series commenced on February 14 and will run through till February 28, guaranteeing a staggering ₹60 lakhs in prizes.

Read the complete report here.

Exclusive Chance to Meet Anushka Sharma Through Adda52

India’s largest poker site Adda52 has associated with upcoming Bollywood horror movie – ‘Pari’ and is offering nine lucky players a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a special “meet and greet” with the lead actor and producer of the movie Anushka Sharma. Simply sign up on Adda52.com, register for the Pari Qualifier or the Finale Event scheduled for March 3 at 8:00 pm and win a chance to greet the talented actress in person.

Read the complete report here.

Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) February 2018

India’s premier tournament series and live poker extravaganza Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) hosted onboard the biggest floating casino in India – Deltin Royale, Goa wrapped up its first edition of the year this week. The series commenced on February 15 and concluded after its Main Event champion lifted the coveted trophy.

As has been the norm, the ₹35K Main Event witnessed a strong field of 293-players and outlasting them all was Dainik Mehta who took top honors for a well-deserved ₹23.19 lakhs payday. Mehta outlasted a star studded final table that featured the likes of Aditya Sushant, Avinash Tauro and Anil Gulati, and Mehta finally defeated Arjun Arora heads-up to lift the trophy!

Dainik Mehta

Dainik Mehta

Read the complete report here.

The other featured event of the series was also the most expensive event of the series i.e. Adda52 ₹65K High Roller that saw a modest yet tough field of 100 runners. Alok Birewar topped the field banking ₹17.74 lakhs for his splendid victory.

Alok Birewar

Alok Birewar

Read the complete report here.

In side events, Vivek Singh shipped the Deep Dive event for ₹6.57 lakhs, Ashish Ahuja won the ₹20K Bounty NLH for ₹3.32 lakhs and Nikhil Jain won the ₹20K Pot Limit Omaha event for ₹2.49 lakhs.

Ashish Ahuja

Ashish Ahuja

Read the complete report here.

888poker And WPT Bring Back WPT500 to UK

888poker and World Poker Tour (WPT) have teamed up to bring a special edition of the WPT500 to UK after a yearlong hiatus. The revamped event structure features multiple Day 1’s that are to be hosted online at 888poker and live at the Aspers Casinos in London, Casino Milton Keynes and Casino in Newcastle from March 29 – 31. Day 2 is scheduled for April 1, and the winner will be crowned on April 2.

Read the complete report here.

ARIA Poker Classic 2018 Schedule

The official schedule of the ARIA Poker Classic to be hosted at the ARIA Resort & Casino from May 26 – July 8 has been announced featuring a host of mixed-game events, High Rollers, along with affordable NLHE events. The schedule includes different variant events like Eight Game Mix, Limit Omaha 8/B, Triple Draw Mix (2-7, A-5, Badugi), No-Limit 2-7, H.O.R.S.E., Limit O.E., Triple Stud, PLO8 and two editions of PLO, all with a $470 buy-in.

Read the complete report here.

Phil Hellmuth Signed By YouStake as Brand Ambassador & Advisor

14-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil ‘PokerBrat’ Hellmuth has been roped in by YouStake as its brand ambassador and will also serve as an advisor to the company. Youstake is a fully integrated sports crowdfunding platform and Hellmuth will promote a variety of tournaments and cash games on its marketplace.

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth

Read the complete report here.

ESPN’s WSOP 2018 Broadcast Schedule Released

Poker Central and ESPN have released the official broadcast schedule of the 2018 World Series of Poker. The schedule will cover the WSOP Main Event from July 2 –14 and the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop High Roller tournament on July 16-17. ESPN will broadcast over 40 hours of live WSOP coverage on TV, with 130 hours of originally produced episodes in 2018.

Read the complete report here.

MGM Opens Casino Resort in Macau

MGM Resorts has opened its $3.4 billion casino resort in Macau days ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. The property offers a state of the class casino along with 1,500 guestrooms and suites, huge meeting and convention space, a high-end spa, upscale retail outlets, and various food and beverage options.

Read the complete report here.

partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany

The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany hosted at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov came to a close after crowning its Main Event champion. The Main Event attracted a massive field of 1,022 entries across four starting flights with the top 127 finishers making it in the money. The man who emerged victorious was 27-year-old Sweden online poker legend Viktor “Isildur1” Blom who walked away with the €850,000 top prize.

Viktor Blom

Viktor Blom

Read the complete report here.

While Blom shipped the Main Event, simultaneously, the last of the series’ winners emerged in Dominik Nitsche and Mustafa Biz who claimed the final side event titles. Nitsche took down the €10,300 High Roller title for €300,000 while Biz shipped the €1,100 Finale pocketing €175,000 for his finish.

Dominik Nitsche

Dominik Nitsche

Read the complete report here.

Keven Stammen Wins WSOP Milwaukee Main Event

The WSOP Circuit Milwaukee Main Eventhosted at the Potawatomi Casino, Wisconsin attracted 604 runners to create the $906,000 prize pool. The winner emerged in Keven Stammen who banked $190,265 for his finish along with his first WSOP gold ring.

Keven Stammen

Keven Stammen

Read the complete report here.

Mike Leah Wins WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event

The WPT Fallsview Poker Classic $5,000 Main Event hosted at the Fallsview Casino Resort registered a field of 517-entries and topping them all was Mike Leah who walked away with CAD$451,821 in first-place prize money along with a seat worth $15,000 into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.

Mike Leah

Mike Leah

Read the complete report here.

Jonathan Bowers Wins 888poker LIVE London 2018 Kickoff

The 888poker LIVE kicked off with its first stop of 2018 at the Aspers Casino, London and saw 547 hopefuls ponying up the £440 buy-in to generate the £216,565 prize pool. The last player standing who lifted the trophy was Jonathan Bowers who banked £30,634 following a four-way deal.

Jonathan Bowers

Jonathan Bowers

Read the complete report here.

And that is all for this edition of our weekly report. We will be here again next week, same time, so stay logged on to catch all the latest news from the world of poker.

Related Articles:

1. Sunday Online Railbird Report: Manoj Pentakota Triumphs at PokerBaazi`s PPL Spring ’18 Main Event, Sandeep Thakral & Harsh Dembla Win Huge on Adda52

2. Khelo365 Announces Fortune Glitz Series with ₹60 Lakhs in Guaranteed Prizes

3. Seize The Chance to Meet Anushka Sharma on Adda52 Now!

4. DPT February 2018: Dainik Mehta Takes Down ₹35K Main Event For ₹23.19 Lakhs

5. partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany: Poker Legend Viktor “Isildur1” Blom Clinches €5,300 Main Event Title For €850,000

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