PPL Special Edition 2019 - Day1
The Special Edition of the PokerBaazi Premier League kicked off in style with Events 1-5 being played out on the felts last evening. Day 1 of the 5+ Crore GTD 8-day series witnessed huge numbers, and was headlined by two major events – Flights 1A and 1B of the 50L GTD Endeavour and the 25L GTD BSS SuperStack. Let’s take a look at how each event unfolded:
PPL #1: Flight 1A The Endeavour (50L GTD)
The first flight of this 50L GTD event saw a field of 633 entrants (245 re-entries) each putting up the initial buy in fee of INR 5,500. This event also marked the very first multi- day event seen in the PPL series thus far. Each flight would play down to 10% of the field (including Re-entries) with all the remaining playing making it to the money in Day 2.
After nearly 5 hours of play, the flight came to a close with Dhiren “Sharpshooter” Rupani (4,65,551) finishing on top of the 61 survivors who will move into Day 2. Finishing with the second biggest stack in this flight was “blastupinside” (4,63,736). Some of the familiars who made it through with healthy stacks include durrrr1310 (3,47,551), goacartel (3,04,682), effuno (2,96,306), thatssosick (2,83,762), Rehab77 (2,65,432), and boomtlt23 (2,20,995).
PPL #2: BSS PLO (5L GTD)
Next up was the BSS Pot-Limit Omaha tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of INR 5,00,000. It attracted a field of 293 players which included 149 re-entries, taking the total prize pool up to INR 7,32,500. After about 5 hours of play, we found our champion in Vaibhav “vane_shadow” Temani – who finished on top of the field for a payday of INR 1,96,310. Finishing in second place was well-known player Guruprasad “fish_calling” Gupta, who took home INR 1,13,537 for his finish.
PPL #3: BSS SuperStack (25L GTD)
Event number three for the day was the featured event – the 25L GTD BSS SuperStack event which roped in a massive field of 615 players (296 Re-entries). INR 5,500 was the entry fee to this event and we saw the total prize pool rocket to INR 30,75,000 – with the top 63 players making it to the money. Plenty of pros made it to the final two tables of this event but it was eventually Nishant “nishant177” Sharma who stood his ground after taking a lead in the final two tables and maintained his position till the very end. Sharma took home a whopping payday of INR 7,84,125 after defeating “intervntion” (INR 4,45,875) heads-up.
PPL #4: BSS MegaStack (5L GTD)
Next up was the BSS MegaStack Event. 295 players (including 125 re-entries) signed up for this one, taking the prize pool up to INR 7,37,500. The top 30 players made it to the money with Ankit “akj290” Jajodia finishing on top of the field, taking home INR 1,97,650 in prize money. “Praveenmac” finished in second place, scoring a payday of INR 1,14,312.
PPL #5: Flight 1B The Endeavour (50L GTD)
The last event of the day was the second and final flight of the 50L GTD multi-day event, The Endeavour. As expected, plenty of players came back for this one, either with hopes of improving their stacks or simply making it through the Day. A field of 666 players (304 re-entries) signed up for this one with 62 players making it through to Day 2. Leading them all is “thepokerplayer” with a stack of 4,23,595, followed by “Sidddhu” and his stack of 4,17,360 chips.
Other notables include “holdbaby” (2,62,407), “angel89” (2,61,309), “rohit22rm” (2,51,291), “aatmaan” (2,27,759), “miyagi” (2,23,039), “Mr_Robot” (2,18,018) and “sherlock52” (2,05,209).
Congratulations to all the Winners of Day 1!
Day 2 kicks off at 4PM today and is headlined by The Bout (25 LAC GTD) at 8PM with a buy-in amount of INR 5,500.
The PPL SE Leaderboard race is underway and Nishant “nishant177” Sharma currently leads the table with 1436 points, followed by “akj290” with 1140 points and “internvtion” with 1015 points respectively.
Good luck to all the players for Day 2!