Adda52’s Biggest Poker Championship – ACL 2.0 comes to an end, Goa-based lawyer Ram Kakkar crowned winner

ACL 2.0 winner - Goa-based lawyer Ram Kakkar
ACL 2.0 winner - Goa-based lawyer Ram Kakkar

National | 16th February 2023: Adda52 has concluded its year-long poker championship, Adda52 Champions Leaderboard (ACL) 2.0, on February 19th, 2023. The thrilling finale, which saw nine players vying for the top spot, was held at Deltin Royale in Goa and was live-streamed across the country. Ram Kakkar, a 39-year-old lawyer from Goa, emerged as the winner and was awarded an Adda52 contract worth INR 20 lakhs. The event was action-packed, and Ashit Sharma from Delhi was declared the runner-up, followed by Harsh Dembla, also from Delhi, in third place.

The Adda52 Champions Leaderboard is an exciting program that spans an entire year and culminates in a nail-biting finale. The ACL 2.0 finale was held at Deltin Royale in Goa, where the top nine players competed for the championship title. The winner of the tournament was Ram Kakkar, a Goa-based lawyer who won an Adda52 contract worth INR 20 lakhs. The event was broadcast live across the nation, and the runner-up was Ashit Sharma from Delhi, with Harsh Dembla, also from Delhi, finishing third.

Expressing his happiness to be named as the winner of ACL 2.0, Ram Kakkar said, “All the players were amazing and the game was intense. It’s been a long journey and this win will take some time to sink in. I look forward to giving back to the game and the poker community, as part of the Adda52 team.” He also added, “Adda52 provides a great opportunity for players of different skill levels and all buy-ins to make it to the Finale. There are tonnes of opportunities in terms of monthly leaderboards and quarterly SNGs, to qualify. The live event was full of fun experiences like the fly dining and the yacht party, amongst other things. The finale itself was fun and a very good game against some very good players. To add to this, I am really excited to join Adda52 as one of their Game Ambassadors.’’

Commenting on the tournament finale, Mr. Krishnendu Guha, Chief Revenue Officer, Adda52  said, “First of all, I would like to congratulate the ACL 2022 champion and runner-up. The ACL 2022 Finale featured a remarkable poker match while also generating an electrifying atmosphere for the spectators. It was exciting to see poker players from all cities and age groups gather to play poker together. ACL 2022 has been a success for us and we are looking forward to more participation in ACL 3.0.’’

Following the ACL 2.0 Final Table was the Adda52 Champions Night (ACN), an event dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the winners of various cash games and tournaments hosted by Adda52 throughout the year. Arun Sriram, the ACL 2021 winner, had the honor of crowning the ACL 2.0 winner.

Meanwhile, the third edition of Adda52 Champions Leaderboard, ACL 3.0, has already begun on February 1, 2023, and will continue until December 31, 2023. Players can compete and demonstrate their skills for a chance to win from the prize pool of INR 1.7 crore GTD, which includes a contract of INR 20 Lakhs for the winner, who will also be titled ‘Adda52 Game Ambassador’.

For those interested in participating, more information can be found on