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With travel restrictions easing up within the country and live operations kicking off in Goa and exhaustion setting in for online poker players, it came as no surprise that quite a few of the Sunday flagships suffered overlays.
The biggest Sunday draw was undoubtedly Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire that ran its revamped edition for a second consecutive week. The inaugural IOPC Mastermind Aniket Waghmare captured his career-second Millionaire title, along with an impressive ₹20 Lakhs paycheque! Runner-up Ashit Sharma locked in an equally remarkable ₹11.27 Lakhs in cash prize.
Last week’s The Millionaire runner-up, Dhinesh Kumar, took down the Sunday Superstack for ₹10 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with Shravan Chhabria (2nd for ₹8.27 Lakhs).
Meanwhile, after striking a heads-up deal with Rajaji Narendra Prajapati(runner-up for ₹3.56 Lakhs), Harsh Bubna won PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for a personal-best ₹3.58 Lakhs payday.
Ankit Khattar, PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh, Md Zeeshan, Tanmay Benara, Naman Puri, Shawn Jose, and Amit Gehani shipped the other Sunday marquees.
Here are the Sunday highlights!
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Headlining the Sunday roster on Spartan Poker was the second edition of the revamped The Millionaire. The first-ever IOPC Mastermind Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare trounced a field of 1,534 entries to clinch his career-second Millionaire title for a handsome ₹20 Lakhs payday!
The former IOPC Millionaire Legends winner claimed his second marquee title in three days after he shipped Adda52’s The Ballers on Friday. He raked in ₹21.89 Lakhs in Sunday winnings on the back of three more deep runs.
His deep runs include:
> 4th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹1,40,000
> 27th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹26,950
> 18th in Adda52’s Adda52 Millions for ₹22,500
Aniket Waghmare’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.26 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.08 Crores
The two-time Mega Stack champion Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma secured the runner-up finish in The Millionaire for ₹11.27 Lakhs. He also placed 47th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹1,875. He presently has ₹2.62 Crores in recorded online winnings, with ₹60 Lakhs in corresponding profits.
The former Millionaire LITE winner Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar has been in splendid form lately. Last week, he came close to grabbing his career-second Millionaire title, ultimately settling for a runner-up finish. This week, he was back again in the spotlight as he championed the ₹35 Lakhs GTD Sunday SuperStack for ₹10 Lakhs.*
Not only did Dhinesh Kumar champion the Sunday Superstack, but he also picked up three more ITM finishes to net ₹14.16 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.
His deep runs include:
> 2nd in Adda52’s Adda52 Millions for ₹4,06,250
> 145th in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire for ₹9,204
> 86th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹1,250
Dhinesh Kumar’s stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.45 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹1.43 Crores
Seasoned pro Shravan ‘D.Trump04’ Chhabria was also among the breakout performers last night, as he finished runner-up in the Sunday Superstack for ₹8.27 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up chop. He also placed 11th in The Millionaire pocketing ₹42,185 in prize money.
Spartan Poker’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Money Heist locked in 766 entries, posting a ₹8.42 Lakhs prize pool. The mystery user ‘TheShowdown’ claimed the title for ₹1.06 Lakhs, following a five-way deal with ‘chacha Chaudhary’ (2nd for ₹88,833), yesterday’s Reloaded champion ‘CHIKKK 18’ (3rd for ₹85,159), ’15_shasha’ (4th for ₹83,385) and Rajeev ‘onlywinner007’ Atal (5th for ₹78,219).
‘vinovilla’ (Won House Party ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹65,565), Amit ‘kavipri’ Gehani (Won Ultimate 4 Card PLO ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹34,375), ‘CHIKKK 18’ (Won Reloaded ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,345), ‘RAOUL-THEOWL’ (Won Sunday Night Rider ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,143), ‘Sherpa555’ (Won Epic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,166), ‘Ashokwagh111’ (Won The Centurion ₹70K GTD for ₹13,643), and ‘Reubenheikru’ (Won Epic 4 Card PLO ₹25K GTD for ₹7,127) shipped the other Sunday marquees on Spartan Poker.
Spearheading the Sunday roster on PokerBaazi, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack fell seven (₹35,000) entries short of meeting its listed guarantee. After close to eight hours of play, Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna clinched the BSS SuperStack title for the first time for a career-best ₹3.58 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Rajaji ‘mymaa’ Narendra Prajapati (runner-up for ₹3.56 Lakhs).
Harsh Bubna’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.87 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹13.25 Lakhs
PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja ITM-ed six events yesterday, including two FT scores, cumulating to ₹3.66 Lakhs. His FT scores were:
> 4th in Adda52’s Adda52 Millions for ₹2.25 Lakhs
> 7th in PokerBaazi’s for BSS SuperStack for ₹70,000
Ashish Ahuja’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.97 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.43 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.51 Crores
PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh posted three ITM finishes yesterday, including two FT scores, earning a cumulative ₹1.37 Lakhs. His FT scores were:
> 7th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹68,335
> 8th in PokerBaazi’s for BSS SuperStack for ₹56,000
Laksh Pal Singh’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.33 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.97 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹3.31 Crores
The site hosted two ₹5 Lakhs GTD events yesterday at 5 PM and 9 PM. The 5 PM marquee, the ₹2,750 buy-in BSS MonsterStack 6-Max attracted 220 entries to collect ₹5.50 Lakhs in the prize pool.
After firing three bullets, PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘thepokeraja’ Mahesh championed the event for ₹1.29 Lakhs beating ‘starlightstanis’ (runner-up for ₹90,805) in the heads-up play.
Mahesh crossed the money line in six events yesterday, collecting a cumulative ₹2.76 Lakhs. His prominent scores were:
> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack 6-Max for ₹1.29 Lakhs
> 4th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special PKO for ₹1.02 Lakhs
Mithun Mahesh’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.70 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.43 Crores
The 9 PM marquee, the ₹2,200 buy-in BSS Sprint 7-Max logged in 288 entries to collect ₹5.76 Lakhs. After six hours and twenty-two minutes of play, the former Full House champion Md ‘007Bahubali’ Zeeshan was the last player standing and won ₹1.27 Lakhs defeating ‘happyfish’ (anonymity requested) (runner-up for ₹89,280) heads-up.
Zeeshan’s collective Sunday earnings were over ₹1.64 Lakhs. His prominent scores were:
> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS Sprint 7-Max for ₹1.27 Lakhs
> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS Kickoff for ₹24,103
Md Zeeshan’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.04 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹23.25 Lakhs
The other title winners of the day include Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara (Won BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹49,158), Naman ‘KidPoker09’ Puri (Won BSS Night Sprint ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,848), ‘loosingfreak’ (Won BSS Afternoon Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹34,022), and ‘rohan1611’ (Won Daily 5-Max ₹50K GTD for ₹8,680).
The biggest draw on PokerStars India, the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special Progressive KO, faced an overlay avalanche of ₹3.15 Lakhs on the back of 297 challengers who bought in for ₹5,500 and the top 34 places finished ITM.
Taking home the title after more than seven hours of action, it was ‘ritvik07’, who walked away with the up top ₹3.80 Lakhs cash prize after prevailing over ‘thisisme16’ (runner-up for ₹1.92 Lakhs) in the heads-up clash.
The ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller clocked in 116 challengers who coughed up the ₹11,000 buy-in, and the top 15 places took advantage of the ₹3.40 Lakhs deficit.
Racing past the competition was ‘bakuryu66’, who took away ₹3.28 Lakhs up top cash prize, with Vinay ‘CharleSCorreA’ B placing runner-up for ₹2.53 Lakhs.
Vinay Bk’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.77 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹69.35 Lakhs
‘JumboJetPack’ (Won Big Bubble Rush ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,164), ‘Poquewolf’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹37,743), ‘Zeejohn007’ (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹25,266), and Praveen ‘Pinawxd’ KR (Won Sunday Supersonic ₹60K for ₹18,643) took down the other Sunday marquees on PokerStars India.
Sunday on Adda52 was marked by the culmination of the ₹1 Crore GTD Nano Poker Series and headlining the show was the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event. The tournament had run six starting flights, drawing 1,396 entries to fill in ₹4.06 Lakhs in overlay shortfall. A total of 177 qualifiers made it to Day 2, but things didn’t go as expected. The Main Event was canceled mid-way due to some glitch on the site. Several players also took to social media complaining that they could not enter Day 2 despite having qualified with stacks. Shortly after the event took off, the players received the following message – “Due to an unexpected server outage, the tournament has been canceled. We are granting the prize money as per our policies. Apologies for the inconvenience. Keep playing.”
While the Main Event certainly proved to be a dampener, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions ran on schedule from 9 PM onwards. A turnout of 213 players resulted in a substantial ₹3.70 Lakhs overlay. It was 5.35 AM today when the winner was announced, with July’s IOPC -73 High Roller fourth-place finisher Ankit ‘loser05’ Khattar claiming the top prize of ₹6.95 Lakhs. Former Millionaire champion Dhinesh ‘dinzy009’ Kumar placed runner-up for ₹4.06 Lakhs.
Khattar, a former The Big Deal champion, also picked a 131st place score in The Millionaire worth ₹9,971, bringing his Sunday earnings to ₹7.05 Lakhs. He presently sits with over ₹1.14 Crore in lifetime winnings.
Continuing his hot run, last Sunday’s The Millionaire runner-up Dhinesh Kumar had another blockbuster Sunday. He did one better in Spartan Poker’s Sunday SuperStack, taking it down for ₹8.28 Lakhs. Kumar racked up over ₹12.45 Lakhs last night, bringing his lifetime tally to ₹3.45 Crore.
‘Sammybulldog’ was the other headline champion. The player topped a field of 492 entries to capture the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Nano Highroller for ₹2.07 Lakhs. Neeraj ‘Kumartomar’ Kumar secured a runner-up payday of ₹1.51 Lakhs. The champion ‘Sammybulldog’ now has ₹7.54 Lakhs in site winnings (₹3.91 Lakhs in corresponding profits).
‘Bujo’ outran a field of 240 entries, including ‘fireexit’ (runner-up for ₹61,094) to capture the ₹3.5 Lakhs GTD Tornado for ₹1.05 Lakhs.
‘prince7664’ (Won Nano DST ₹2.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,664), ‘kripanshk’ (Won Nano Monster Turbo ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹45,320), Shawn ‘echayan’ Jose (Won Nano Fantastic Four ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,541) and ‘nik006’ (Won the Nano Battleship ₹30K GTD for ₹8,416) were the other title winners on Adda52.
Khelo365 regular ‘FULLMOONZZZ’ conquered Khelo365’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Big Bang for ₹43,000. ‘goutham86’ bagged the second-place finish for ₹23,000.
* The Sunday Superstack winner payout will be adjusted to account for the shortfall basis the heads-up deal
Note: Due to the festival of Durga Puja presently taking place in West Bengal, we will not be carrying the detailed reports for our Sunday Online Railbird Report and Daily Majors features till October 17.
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