PPL Special Edition 2019 - Day2
The PPL Special Edition witnessed another action packed day of poker yesterday with the conclusion of Day 2 and Events 6-10. Headlining the Day was Event #9 The Bout (25L GTD), which saw rising star Gaurav “gaug17” Sood beat a massive field of 594 players to take home the title along with INR 5,61,330 in prize money. He also went on to finish third in the final event of the day, taking him to the top of the PPL SE Leaderboard after Day 2 of the 5+ Crore GTD series.
Let’s take a look at the yesterday’s highlights:
PPL #6 5L GTD
Action kicked off at 4pm with PPL #6 – a 5 LAC guaranteed event which saw a total of 583 entries. The INR 1100 buy-in event witnessed a star studded final table headlined by the eventual winner – Vikram Kumar. “Lungi”, as he is popularly called, walked away with a handsome payday of INR 1,10,187 after defeating PokerBaazi Team Pro Maria Kirloskar (INR 77,247) heads up.
PPL #7 7-Max 5L GTD FO
Next in line for Day 2’s action was a 5 LAC guaranteed FreezeOut event which roped in 188 players, each of who put up an initial buy in fee of INR 2500. The top 24 players were paid out and it was “dybalamask” who was the last man standing, taking home the title and paycheque of INR 1,20,750. Second place was taken by “Illusionist”, who received a payday of INR 84,650.
PPL #8 DST 5L GTD
Event number eight of the PPL SE was next up and featured a DeepStack Turbo format, attracting a field of 480 players. The top 54 players made it to the money, with “BIT00Poker” receiving the biggest chunk of INR 1,20,600 after defeating “miyagi” (INR 84,540) heads up.
PPL #9 The Bout 8-Max 25L GTD
The featured event of Day 2 was The Bout – which boasted a massive guarantee of INR 25 LAC with a buy in amount of INR 5,500. 594 players signed up for this biggie, pushing the total prize pool up to nearly 30 LAC. 72 players made it to the money, with a min cash good for INR 9,207. After over seven hours on the felts, we finally found our winner in Gaurav “gaug17” Sood - who has been turning heads with some extremely impressive performances off late. Sood walked away with a smashing payday of INR 5,61,330 after coming out on top of a heads up battle with “dilbaghsingh” (INR 3,93,525).
PPL #10 8-Max 15L GTD
The final event of the Day was an 8-Max 15 LAC guaranteed event which saw a total playing field of 490 players. 63 players were paid out, with a massive INR 3,57,026 reserved for the winner. That spot was eventually taken by “coldplay12”, who defeated “NaNki” heads up to secure the title. Second place received a payday of INR 2,50,267. Yet again, Gaurav Sood put up an impressive performance in this event, finishing in third position for a payday of INR 1,60,965 along with some invaluable Leaderboard points.
Congratulations to all the Winners of Day 2!
Day 3 kicks off at 4PM today and will be headlined by Day 2 of the 50 LAC guaranteed multi-flight event, The Endeavour at 8PM. Complete schedule here.
The PPL SE Leaderboard race is warming up now and after Day 2 we currently see Gaurav “gaug17” Sood sitting atop the pack after a great day on the felts yesterday. He currently holds 2325 points, 3 cashes and 1 win from the 7 events he has played thus far. Here are the complete standings: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-leaderboard.
Good Luck to all the Players for Day 3!