Adda52 concluded its biggest Poker championship – ACL 2021; Bangalore entrepreneur emerges as the winner

Arun Sriram takes home Adda52 Pro contract worth INR 20 lakhs

India | 22 February 2022: Adda52 concluded its poker championship – Adda52 Champions Leaderboard (ACL) 2021 followed by its reward and recognition ceremony – Adda52 Champions Night to celebrate the success of the winners of different cash games, tournaments and leaderboards hosted by Adda52 throughout the year. Bangalore-based 38-year-old Arun Sriram emerged as the winner of the ACL tournament and took home an Adda52 Pro contract worth INR 20 lakhs. An year-long leaderboard programme which concluded on 31 Dec 2021, witnessed an action-packed poker battle finale with nine players competing for the winner’s title on 20 Feb 2022 at Deltin Royale, Goa, which was also live streamed across the nation. Not just this, Adda52 gave away a surprise of ₹50,000 cash bonus to all the finalists!

The tournament came down to its final 9 on Sunday night. While Arun Sriram took away the top spot, Arjanveer Chadha who hails from Chandigarh emerged as the runner up, followed by Sandeep Dagar from Jammu, who bagged the third place in the poker battle. Arun Sriram is an entrepreneur and has been playing poker for 1.5 years.

Expressing his happiness to be named as the winner of ACL 2021, Arun Sriram said, “It’s a wonderful feeling to be the winner of ACL 2021. Battling it out after a year long leaderboard and coming out on top in the finale against the best, feels like validation for all the effort that I have put into the game. I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting and believing in me. Poker has been a tough ride, but each experience has strengthened me to be here today. ADDA52 has been my favourite platform to play for years now. And joining them as adda pro is a huge honour.”

With the closing of ACL 2021, Mr. Shivanandan Pare, Executive Director & CEO, Gaussian Networks ( and said, ” With the growing interest for Poker in our country, we aim to establish poker as a skill-based game in India while bringing out the hidden poker talent in the country through our platform. ACL 2021 is one of the milestones for Adda52 and brings us closer to our goal. Another momentous event for us was the Adda52 Champions Night, which honoured and recognized the success of fifteen winners of tournaments and leaderboards hosted by Adda52 throughout the year. I would also like to congratulate all the winners for their wins at our tournaments.

Commenting on the tournament finale, Mr. Krishnendu Guha, Chief Revenue Officer, Adda52 said, “Firstly, I would like to congratulate our winner and runners-up of ACL 2021. The Finale of ACL 2021 witnessed an extraordinary game of poker while creating a thrilling environment for the audience as well. It was fascinating to watch poker players belonging to different age groups and cities coming together to play poker. We believe ACL 2021 was a success and we are looking forward to the next season”

The Adda52 Champions Night also witnessed the rewarding of the Adda52 Champions, wherein the awards were provided to the Rising Stars, the Women Players and the Sharks of the Year in both cash and tournament categories. The winners of the Adda52 marquee tournaments – The Godfather, The Ballers, The Megasuits, The Millionaires and The Highrollers were also awarded at the event along with the Billionaire of the Year.

The eleven-year-old Poker company witnessed participants in its recently concluded first edition of ACL from across the country. Interestingly, the online poker industry has witnessed an unprecedented growth in the wake of the digital and stay-at-home era. Poker tournaments like ACL are further going to provide impetus and engage the online poker community to be more consistent as Adda52 provides a level playing field for all its participants.

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