WPTOI 2021 Day 1: ‘Chikuu36’, Satnam Singh & Ashwin Vijay Win Trophy Events; ‘realstar007’ Leads 1 CR. GTD WPT Unreal Flight 1 Survivors
It was a rocking Sunday on the virtual felts with several prestigious online series running yesterday. Setting the stage for what promises to be an epic #KhelFameKa was the 25 Crore GTD WPT Online India (WPTOI) 2021 on Adda52.com. The first day of the series had as many as 10 events on the schedule that included four trophy events, out of which three crowned champions. A whopping 3835 entries enrolled for the day, crushing the day’s overall GTD and collecting INR 1,03,76,134 prize pool.
While the opening day saw hundreds of the game’s elite grinders taking to the virtual felt in an attempt to score hefty paydays, stealing the spotlight were ‘Chikuu36’ and Satnam ‘LUCKYS0007’ Singh. Both of them started their quest for WPT glory in style, winning the trophy tourneys of the day. The anonymous user ‘Chikuu36’ shipped the 30 Lac GTD WPT India 6 Max Championship to win INR 7.68 Lac and a beautiful WPT Trophy, while Satnam Singh championed the 30 Lac GTD WPT Super Stack, earning an impressive INR 5.40 Lac top prize along with a grand WPT trophy.
The third trophy of the day was awarded in the 15 Lac GTD WPT Kickoff that was taken down by the 22-year old Ashwin Vijay aka ‘’Ashwinvijay1399′. The anonymous “ckps86” (2nd for INR 52,0695 in the 30 Lac GTD WPT Super Stack) & Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni (2nd for INR 4.57 Lac in the 30 Lac GTD WPT India 6 Max Championship) featured among the other top scorers on the opening day of the series. Here is a quick recap of the WPTOI Day 1 events:
1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal (INR 499 Buy-in)
The first major attraction of the 30-day long series is the 1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal offering an unbelievable 1 Crore guarantee for a mere INR 499 buy-in. The multi-day trophy event got off to a good start with the first of its 30 flights registering 417 entrants. Only 39 players progressed to Day 2, with the mystery player ‘realstar007’ leading them. The mystery regs ‘avikon’ (355,010), ‘Sherpa84′ (349,981),’Pokerbrat0118’ (333,859) & ‘baagdi’ (316,707) ended the flight among the top five stacks.
30 Lac GTD WPT Super Stack (INR 5500 Buy-in)
Coming back to the trophy events that crowned champions, there were three events awarding WPT trophies on Sunday night. Headlining them were two 30 Lac GTD tournaments. The first of them, the 30 Lac GTD WPT Super Stack, began at 7:30 PM. The INR 5500 entry buy-in tourney pulled in a packed field of 529 entries and outlasting them all to win the coveted WPT trophy and the title was Satnam ‘LUCKYS0007’ Singh who banked INR 5,39,887, following a three-way deal with ‘ckps86’ (2nd for INR 5,20,695) and long-time circuit regular Romit ‘ft83’ Advani (3rd place for INR 4,69,418).
Apart from Advani, Sahil “you3bi4b” Nair (4th for INR 2,25,000), Avneesh “IamAM” Munjal (5th for INR 1,59,000), veteran pro Sumit “hammer_head” Sapra (6th for INR 1,05,000) & Ritwik “ritwik27” Khanna (7th for INR 82,500) were the other notable regs who ended their run on the final table.
30 Lac GTD WPT India 6 Max Championship (INR 11K Buy-in)
The other 30 Lac GTD trophy tourney of the day was the 30 Lac GTD WPT India 6 Max Championship. Starting at 9 PM, the INR 11K buy-in tourney logged in a total of 292 entries. After eight hours and 48 minutes of intense play, it was the mystery player ‘Chikuu36’ who outlasted the competition to win his first WPT online trophy and INR 7.68 Lac, the single largest payday awarded on WPTOI Day 1.
Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal Patni aka ‘FloatToMyBoat’ came close to winning the title but had to settle for the runner-up prize of INR 4.57 Lac. Veteran pro – Jasven “bajateraho” Saigal (4th for INR 2,55,000) & Vishnu “violator” Khandelwal (6th for INR 1,20,000) also final-tabled the tourney.
15 Lac GTD WPT Kickoff (INR 3000 buy-in)
The first trophy event on the Day 1 schedule, the 15 Lac GTD WPT Kickoff, began at 6 PM. Sporting INR 3000 buy-in, the tourney drew 517 entries by the time late registered closed. The 22-year-old Ashwin Vijay aka ‘Ashwinvijay1399’ shipped it to bag his first WPT Trophy and the top prize of INR 3,18,644. He eventually struck a heads-up deal with Shashank Desai aka ‘IndianRat’ who collected a cool INR 2,92,606 for his runner-up finish. Ashwin was in terrific form last night and posted another two deep runs, including a 9th place finish in the 8 Lac GTD WPT Lazy Sunday for INR 12,800.
Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma (4th for INR 1,12,500), Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani (5th for INR 79,500), Arun ‘runyrules’ Sriram (6th for INR 52,500), and Karan “iamaluksack” Jain (7th for 41,250) also final-tabled the tourney.
10 Lac GTD WPT Monster Turbo (INR 2500 Buy-in)
Online MTT crusher Devrat Singh aka ‘Vickypune’ came out on top of a 384-entry field in the INR 2500 buy-in 10 Lac GTD WPT Monster Turbo to win INR 2.44 Lac. Avinash “i_fart_you_faint” Kumar (2nd for INR 1,72,550) and ‘MallaNi’ (3rd for 1,10,000) were the other regs to score podium finishes.
8 Lac GTD WPT Lazy Sunday (INR 1750 Buy-in)
The 8 Lac GTD WPT Lazy Sunday found a winner in the online reg Sanish “Sanish21” Chhabra who overcame a field of 439 entries to win INR 1,96,000 in the top prize. The mystery player ‘Hawkz’ finished runner-up for INR 1,16,000. Also finishing on the final table were Guruprasad Gupta aka “guruprasad_gupta” (5th for INR 40,000), and Rony “fish4life” Chowdhury (6th for INR 28,000).
The results from other WPTOI Day 1 tournaments will be posted soon. Stay tuned in!