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Young Guns Grover & Sood Bank Seven-Figures; Sapra, Arikeri & Dembla Round Out the Big Sunday Winners

SORR - Arsh Grover, Gaurav Sood, Sumit Sapra, Ravindra Arikeri and Harsh Dembla
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  • Namita Ghosh October 26, 2020
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Sunday had some of the best online regs in the country busy playing flagships like Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire and Adda52’s Mega Suits Finale. Counting in the other big-ticket tourneys running on PokerStars India and PokerBaazi, and the Dangal Showdown coming to culmination, Sunday witnessed climactic action! Let’s take a quick look at the day`s biggest winners.

Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s flagship 1 Crore GTD The Millionaire made another run over the weekend, drawing in 1,796 entries (992 unique, 283 re-entries, and 521 rebuys) across five starting flights. This resulted in a glaring overlay worth 10.20 Lakhs. Only 259 runners (195 of them unique) made it to Day 2 and 255 of them were assured a payout, so it was a short sprint to the money.

Etching their name in the elite “Millionaire`s Club” for an impressive second time in three weeks was mystery player ‘Tokio999.’ The player had on October 11 championed GPS The Millionaire for 17.29 Lakhs. This time the player pipped former Millionaire Lite champion, Sumit ‘Sands Myth’ Sapra, heads-up to pad their bankroll by a whopping 17.20 Lakhs.

Sumit Sapra

 

Sapra helped himself to a runner-up finish worth 9.61 Lakhs, collecting his second-best score of the year. The APL brand ambassador has also moved up one place to #4 on the annual online leaderboard and is within touching distance of crossing the 6 Crore-mark in online MTT earnings.

 

Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (4th & 11th for 6.07 Lakhs), Ashumi ‘ASH1578’ Parekh (5th for 3.88 Lakhs), Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani (6th for 3.09 Lakhs), Sagar ‘strangeplay’ Choudhury (7th for 2.36 Lakhs), Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar (8th for 1.67 Lakhs) and Srihari ‘bangbang99’ Bang (9th & 14th for 2.12 Lakhs) were others on the competitive FT.

 

Ravindra Arikeri

 

The site`s signature Sunday tourney, the 35 Lakhs GTD Sunday SuperStack was championed by ‘TheDarkKnightReturns’ who topped the 613-strong field (302 unique, 121 re-entries and 190 rebuys) to net 6.77 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (4th for 2.43 Lakhs), Kunal ‘TiltAtma’ Patni (5th for 1.90 Lakhs), and Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora (9th for 63,700) were the other standout performers.

Over at the 8.50 Lakhs GTD Money Heist, a familiar name, Kanav ‘SneakyBlinders’ Parwal rose atop a 236-entry field to win 1.74 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (runner-up for 1.56 Lakhs). This is the second time this year Parwal has won this tourney. He had championed the GPS #55 Money Heist on September 13 for 2.24 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘Intuitionn’ Mahesh (3rd for 89,250) and the Grand Mega Suits Finale champion Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (4th for 73,100) were among the standout FT finishers.

Kanav Parwal
Kanav Parwal

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Sunday schedule was an action-packed affair with two flagship tourneys on the schedule – the Sunday Special Progressive Knockout (PKO) and the Sunday Highroller – both putting up 15 Lakhs in the prize pool guarantee.

A total of 275 contenders (166 unique and 109 re-entries) converged for the Sunday Special PKO, overlaying 1.25 Lakhs. Harsh Kumar ‘kakori kabab Dembla was the last player standing in the tourney and won 2.93 Lakhs. The Thursday highroller winner, ‘varunkandaswami,’ finished runner-up for 1.77 Lakhs.

Harsh Dembla

 

Dembla came close to winning a second title yesterday as he finished runner-up in PokerBaazi’s 5 Lakhs GTD BSS Monster 6-Max for 90,150. His Sunday evening session earned him 3.83 Lakhs, expanding his lifetime scorecard to 1.84 Crore.

 

Anurag ‘GutshotHaiBro’ Srivastava (3rd for 1.16 Lakhs), last Sunday’s Adda52 Millions champion and weekly leaderboard topper Armaan Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar (5th for 78,593), Young Gun Anmol ‘Kaanchacheena’ Mehta (6th for 60,177), PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘MuscariAs’ Steves (7th for 34,580), and Umesh ‘dhondu.chilll’ Sharma (9th for 33,679) FT-ed the Sunday Special PKO.

If the former IOPC Millionaire champion, Anurag Srivastava, ran deep in the Sunday Special PKO, he closed out a hard day’s work by taking down the Sunday Highroller for 3.12 Lakhs. He outlasted a stacked field that comprised of eventual runner-up Guneet ‘GSK1515’ Kwatra (2nd for 2.34 Lakhs), Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj (3rd for 1.76 Lakhs), Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood (4th for 1.32 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh (5th for 99,807), Sagar ‘sagarpupull’ Choudhury (6th for 75,032), Ranjeet ‘Bedevilforyou’ Negi (7th for 56,406), Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer (8th for 42,404) and PokerStars India Team Pro Muskan ‘Muskan Sethi’ Sethi (9th for 31,878).

Anurag Shrivastava

 

While all the ITM finishers in the Sunday Special PKO earned points towards the PokerStars India Star of the Month leaderboard race, the second qualifying tourney, i.e., the 1 Lakhs GTD Sunday Supersonic was championed by ‘magnum736’ for 23,341.

Adda52

Adda52’s Sunday tournament run was dominated by the multi-flight 60 Lakhs GTD Grand Mega Suits Finale that mustered 996 entries (Day 1A – 179, Day 1B – 191, Day 1C – 203, Day 1D – 423) across its four starting flights. The tourney experienced a massive 10.20 Lakhs deficit. One-hundred-and-six players made it to Day 2 but topping them all was Young Gun Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover who added a seven-figure score worth 12.70 Lakhs to his bankroll.

Arsh Grover

 

 

Grover defeated ‘NanielDegreanu’ (runner-up for 8.80 Lakhs) and ran past Raman ‘thuscame’ Gujral (4th for 4.57 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya (5th for 3.50 Lakhs), Vishal ‘IsnapUcry’ Madan (7th for 1.25 Lakhs) and Abhishek ‘pomfret1989’ Goindi (8th for 1 Lakhs) on his way to the title. The MTT specialist also placed fourth in Spartan Poker’s Money Heist for 73,100 and has grown his winnings across the tracked domestic sites to 5.69 Crores.

The other headliner, the 25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions, brought in 234 entries (143 unique and 91 re-entries) overlaying 1.60 Lakhs. After almost nine hours of action, the former Full House Finale runner-up Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri shipped the tourney for 6.86 Lakhs! This is Arikeri’s second seven-figure score over the past fortnight. Two Sundays back, he had placed second in the 1 Crore GTD Full House Finale for 12.98 Lakhs.

Anonymous player ‘BackDoorMan’ came in second in the Adda52 Millions for 4 Lakhs. The player also placed third in the 60 Lakhs GTD Grand Mega Suits Finale for 6.50 Lakhs, to earn over 10.50 Lakhs last night.

Others who made it to the six-max FT included Harsh ‘harsh20’ Karanpuria (3rd for 3 Lakhs), Ayush ‘lazyman’ Garg (4th for 2.15 Lakhs), Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora (5th for 1.50 Lakhs) and Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi (6th for 1.06 Lakhs).

Another anonymous player ‘footrocks’ championed the 12.50 Lakhs GTD Big Slick, outlasting 536 runners to win 2.31 Lakhs.

PokerBaazi

The star attraction on PokerBaazi was the BSS SuperStack, offering a 20 Lakhs prize pool guarantee for an entry buy-in of 5,500. The site skipped this tourney last week since there was the MoneyMaker playing out, but it returned at 7 PM last night to register 363 entries (187 unique and 176 re-entries). This was however not enough for the event to surpass its guarantee and there was an overlay shortfall 1.85 Lakhs. Unsurprisingly so it was the #1 ranked player in the country, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood, who outran the competition to capture the title for 4.20 Lakhs! Sood, who has dominated the annual rankings for a scorching 24 consecutive weeks, squared off against ‘pokerman1’ (runner-up for 2.94 Lakhs) in the heads-up encounter.

Gaurav Sood

 

When Sood comes into his own, he can be hard to contain and last night was just one of those days. He raked in a cache of deep runs collectively running into seven-figures. This included Spartan Poker’s 1 Crore GTD The Millionaire, where he placed fourth and 11th for 5.93 Lakhs (total). Another FT finish for Sood in the PokerStars India Sunday Highroller saw him earn 1.32 Lakhs. That adds up to a seven-figure score of 11.46 Lakhs.

Sahil ‘ImHighIshoveMahboobani (3rd for 1.89 Lakhs), also ran deep in the BSS SuperStack. Nitin ‘philhermouthArora (5th for 1.05 Lakhs), Vinod ‘figureitoutMegalmani (6th for 84,000), Pranav ‘GarviGujaratDesai (7th for 70,000), and Rohit ‘rohit22rmMishra (8th for 56,000) were the other seasoned regs who were able to post FT finishes.

Closing out PokerBaazi`s 45+ Lakhs GTD Baazi Grinders Series was its showstopper – the 6 Lakhs GTD Grinders #33 Main Event. The final day`s play started an hour after the BSS SuperStack and managed to bring together 380 entries with the site having to fill in an overlay of 30,000. Championing the tourney to win the 1.26 Lakhs paycheque was well-known pro Haider ‘haider’ Madraswala. The online pro had two Sundays back won the 10 Lakhs GTD GPS #49 Money Heist for 2.13 Lakhs. With another title win his overall online scorecard has improved to 85.43 Lakhs.

Haider Madraswala

 

 

Mystery player ‘dilbaghsingh’ finished runner-up in the Grinders Main Event for 88,200. The player also FT-ed the 5 Lakhs GTD BSS Monster 6-Max, placing seventh for 21,400.

PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘bisadip176’ Chowdhury (3rd for 56,700), and Sumeet ‘Sumitsingh199’ Rajpurohit (6th for 25,200) also FT-ed the Grinders Main Event.

Pranav ‘GarviGujarat’ Desai also got himself a Sunday title after outplaying the 158-strong field in the 5 Lakhs GTD BSS Monster 6-Max for 1.29 Lakhs. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla finished runner-up for 90,150.

Pranav Desai

PokerDangal

PokerDangal’s new tourney offering, the 10 Lakhs GTD Dangal Showdown, played down to a winner last night. The 990 entry buy-in tourney logged in 734 entries (492 unique players and 242 rebuys) to register a whopping 3.39 Lakhs overlay. Day 2 of the tourney had 84 qualifiers converge – all assured a payday. ‘Xhudai’ climbed to the top and won 2 Lakhs after beating ‘OnePlus6T’ (runner-up for 1.35 Lakhs) heads-up.

Ravi ‘DJBravo’ Yadav (4th for 55,000) was among the known players who made it to the 6-Max FT.

The other Sunday winners were –

PlayerPrize MoneyEvent Poker Site
Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh₹1.23 LakhsHurricane ₹4.5 lakhs GTD Adda52
latulkumar₹42,000Ragnarok ₹2 Lakhs GTD Pocket52
cherishqueen₹20,000Dominator ₹50K GTDPokerDangal
AASHIRVAAD₹12,900 Rivered ₹30K GTD PLO Khelo365
phycoz₹12,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
abhijeet007₹12,900 Prime Time ₹30K GTD Khelo365
Ashu079₹9,200 Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD Khelo365
RASHDIP₹7,500Point Blank ₹15K GTD Khelo365

Due to holiday in our state, we will not be posting the detailed version of our Sunday Online Railbird report.

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