Adda52- India’s number one poker destination, concluded the 6th edition of a month-long mega spectacle ‘Big Millions Tournament’, the showdown of which took place at the Deltin Royale, Goa on 21st April 2022. The tournament enabled players to participate in the tournament with a nominal buy-in & battle it out for the BIGGEST share of the mammoth INR 2 Crore GTD prize pool! Bangalore-based 38-year-old Avinash Koneru emerged as the winner of the Big Millions Tournament and grabbed the lion’s share of the monumental ₹2 Crore prize pool by winning a sum of ₹31, 63,652 while the runner-up grabbed a paycheque of ₹22,72,880
Avinash qualified via a ₹1,100 buy-in satellite tournament and ended up winning the title out of the total players of 1287 poker players who participated in the tournament. Avinash Koneru is an IT professional and has been playing poker on Adda52 for 8 years.
In his winning speech, Avinash Koneru said, “Big Millions was a wonderful amalgamation of the online and offline poker world. I enjoyed my stay at the Deltin, Goa. The casino got a good vibe to it which was complemented by good music and food. The fact that I ended up winning the tournament and am walking away with my career-best performance with a grand sum makes this tournament all the more valuable and fruitful. Meeting players from diverse backgrounds with different age groups and witnessing them play live made me more learned as a player. I thank Adda52 for coming up with such intriguing and engaging tournaments.”
“The real money gaming (RMG) industry is witnessing a rapid increase in its user base with a positive change in people’s perception. Unconventional games like Poker and Rummy are redefining the digital game industry in India as it is providing a real chance to their users to carve a sustainable profession or make it a passive income option. Players like Avinash are a great example of players who are changing the face of the poker industry by establishing the fact that poker is a game of skill and that one may not need to be Dan Bilzerian to play poker. These players not just inspire but also lead the baton of changing the way the society looks at poker”, said Mr. Krishnendu Guha, Chief Revenue Officer, Adda52.
The other two players who made it to the final 3 of the Big Millions Tournament apart from Avinash were Bulusu Venkat Ram Narayana (2nd for ₹22.73 Lakhs) and Himanshu Arora (3rd for ₹16.34 Lakhs). Notably, the participation in such interesting poker events is witnessing an enthralling mix of players from different career paths and ages who are coming forward and taking part in the mind sport.