India’s real-money gaming scene underwent a significant transformation on October 1, with a new 28% GST levied on all player deposits across online gaming platforms. This could have potentially been a significant blow to players; however, leading poker platforms like Adda52.com stepped up in a big way. They decided to shoulder the tax increase by offering an instant bonus equivalent to the deduction on player deposits, effectively neutralizing the impact of the new tax regime for their poker players.
While this tax adaptation was unfolding, the action on Adda52.com was heating up with Sahil ‘bluffme19’ Chutani taking center stage. He took down the 25 Lac GTD Mega Suits for INR 6.12 Lac, beating out a strong field of 437 entrants and securing his third Mega Suits title. The final table saw some heavy hitters including Manesh ‘TEAMfromHELL’ Rathod, Adda52’s game ambassador Arun ‘runyrules’ Sriram, Natural8 India Ambassador Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni, and Siddharth ‘gabandheer’ Pandey.
The Sunday showdowns featured another standout performance by Wilson ‘kaling’ Yomso. The 41-year-old banking professional from Arunachal Pradesh dazzled in the 25 Lac GTD Adda52 Millions. Yomso beat a field of 220 entrants to bag an impressive INR 5.43 lac and also delivered three final finishes besides his grand victory.
The drama didn’t stop there; Bharat ‘rungooserun’ Vasan benefitted from a heads-up deal in which he pocketed a comparable INR 5,42,888. Noteworthy performances were seen from Akshay ‘iamyourdad01’ Kapoor, Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi, and Sashank ‘TheTamizhDurrr’ Chakravarthy.
The 10 Lac GTD Sunday Showdown saw the user ‘gcrahulota339’ rise to the top, winning for INR 1,95,556. The competition was tough with 347 participants battling it out. Rudramani ‘rud1478’ Pokhrel also made waves securing a runner-up finish and taking home INR 1,44,652.
Meanwhile, Dinesh ‘Looser_MM’ Singh was making his mark on the Saturday charts by winning Adda