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With the weekend approaching, the MTT turnouts were encouraging across sites. Poker Bootcamp India co-founder Abhishek Goindi emerged as Thursday`s biggest winner. The poker coach took down Adda52‘s Godfather for ₹6.20 Lakhs, while Aniket Waghmare placed runner-up for ₹3.75 Lakhs.
Another Bootcamp India coach, Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi, shipped Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for the second time yesterday for ₹4.33 Lakhs. Fellow boot camper Ashumi Parekh came second for ₹2.88 Lakhs.
The #3 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Anuj Yadav, topped PokerBaazi’s The Summit to collect ₹4.41 Lakhs.
One of the January leaderboard toppers, Amit Kaushik went on a tear last night. The online reg won two titles and ₹2.99 Lakhs cumulatively, most prominently championing Spartan Poker’s Deepstack (₹1.01 Lakhs) and PokerBaazi’s Daily Night SPRINT (₹52,839).
Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra took down PokerStars India‘s Highroller for ₹2.30 Lakhs. The winningest player on our tracked database, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, stood second for ₹1.77 Lakhs – collectively adding ₹3.90 Lakhs to his Thursday tally.
Siddharth Gangwar, Shashank Mehrotra, Clinton Tavares, Young Gun Siddharth Karia, Kripansh Khosla, Akansha Malhotra, Rajneesh Thakur, Harsimar Singh, Karan Malhotra, Rahul Thakur, Neeraj Kumar, Shrvan Amlekar, Aryaman Arora, and Kuldeep Jorwal won the other marquee.
Here are the Thursday highlights!
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Spartan Poker`s Trending Thursday made another smashing run last night. The ₹5,500 buy-in and ₹20 Lakhs guaranteed event logged in a guarantee-crushing 432-entry field, and the top 39 places got a share from the ₹21.60 Lakhs prize pool. Poker Bootcamp India coach Young Gun Shardul ‘Caribbean Flex’ Parthasarathi shipped the Thursday flagship for the second time yesterday for ₹4.33 Lakhs. Fellow boot camper Ashumi ‘ThePhoenix’ Parekh settled for a runner-up payout worth ₹2.88 Lakhs.
Shardul Parthasarathi’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.22 Crores
The #3 ranked player of 2021, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh, crossed the money line in four events (includes two FT scores), pocketing ₹2.67 Lakhs overall.
His ITM finishes include:
> 5th in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹1.33 Lakhs
> 5th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹1.11 Lakhs
> 40th in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹13,750
> 10th in Adda52’s Monster Turbo 5L for ₹9,250
Laksh Pal Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.90 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.61 Crores | Finished #3 in the 2021 Leaderboard Standings
The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Deepstack booked another smashing run, with a 518-strong field making for a ₹5.18 Lakhs prize pool. The former IOPC – Blaze runner-up finisher Amit ‘deshominisation’ Kaushik walked away with the title and a ₹1.01 Lakhs payday after eliminating Srijan ‘TheDawnFacere’ Batra (2nd for ₹63,479) in heads-up play.
One of the biggest winners of the year (so far), Amit Kaushik ITM-ed an impressive nine events yesterday – and won two titles – filling in ₹2.99 Lakhs overall.
His ITM finishes include:
> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Deepstack for ₹1.01 Lakhs
> 6th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹88,500
> 1st in PokerBaazi’s Daily Night SPRINT for ₹52,839
> 13th in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹31,250
> 6th in PokerBaazi’s Holdem BOOST for ₹10,261
> 17th in Spartan Poker’s Sundowner for ₹5,985
> 7th in PokerStars India’s Deepstack for ₹5,664
> 25th in Adda52’s Nano DST for ₹1,773
> 25th in Adda52’s Nano Godfather for ₹1,744
Amit Kaushik’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.74 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.06 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹58.74 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5 | Ranked #10 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)
Kripansh ‘GentMrK’ Khosla topped the 376-entry field in the ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD Sundowner to win ₹95,175. Kamani ‘Sergio’ Natvarlal came second for ₹64,080.
Kripansh Khosla’s stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹18.41 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹84,156
Akansha ‘akanshasehgal’ Malhotra (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹57,236), ‘THE.STORM’ (Won Night Rider – DeepStack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,567), and ‘pin2chem’ (Won Epic ₹80K GTD for ₹21,000) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.
The three-time The Millionaire-winning Young Gun Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav raced past the 250-player field in PokerBaazi’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit to claim the lion’s share of the ₹18.75 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹4.41 Lakhs. ‘anadimish’ stood second for ₹3.10 Lakhs.
Last night`s win happens to be Anuj Yadav`s fifth title victory this year. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.23 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.21 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹78.60 Lakhs | Ranks #3 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
The site`s new ₹7 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost was taken down by last month`s PokerBaazi Classics The MoneyMaker champion Shashank ‘Shashank171992’ Mehrotra. The 31-year-old poker player won the title for ₹1.43 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj (2nd for ₹1.20 Lakhs). The ₹2,200 buy-in event logged in 281 entries, registering ₹1.38 Lakhs in overlays.
Shashank Mehrotra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹52.05 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹29.58 Lakhs
Shrey Baj also finished 25th in (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹4,761, pocketing ₹1.25 Lakhs overall.
Clinton ‘clintontavares’ Tavares made away with ₹1.07 Lakhs in Thursday winnings on the back of four ITM finishes. These include:
> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for ₹69,790
> 1st in PokerBaazi’s Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹31,493
> 35th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹4,157
> 8th in PokerStars India’s Deepstack for ₹1,380
The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Sprint 7-Max brought in 447 runners, making for a prize pool collection of ₹6.71 Lakhs. Young Gun Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia was the last player standing and won ₹1.06 Lakhs after striking a three-way deal with Rajesh Kumar ‘intervntion’ Shukla (2nd for ₹99,470) and ‘Odinson’ (3rd for ₹84,960).
With last night`s win, Siddharth Karia picked up his first title in February and his third this year. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.40 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹90.99 Lakhs
Spartan Poker’s Deepstack champion Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹52,840), Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹38,620), ‘kalakhata’ (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹37,010), Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (Won Evening SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹23,580), ‘somzprash’ (Won PLO-5 Sprint ₹75K GTD for ₹18,040), and ‘jiteshmritkar’ (Won 5-max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹10,460) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees.
PokerStars India`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller had 105 participants signing up for ₹7,700, resulting in an overlay shortfall worth ₹2.65 Lakhs. Young Gun Sanat ‘durrsanta‘ Mehrotra topped them all to collect ₹2.30 Lakhs.
Sanat Mehrotra‘s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.60 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.69 Crores | Finished #8 in the 2021 Leaderboard Standings
Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda‘ Sood came second in the Highroller for ₹1.77 Lakhs. The winningest player on our tracked database and the top-ranked MTT player in the country for the last two years running, Sood lapped up ₹3.90 Lakhs cumulatively last night.
His ITM finishes include:
> 2nd in PokerStars India`s Highroller for ₹1.77 Lakhs
> 3rd in PokerBaazi‘s The Summit for ₹1.99 Lakhs
> 42nd in Adda52‘s Godfather for ₹13,750
The second Thursday marquee, ₹1.75 Lakhs Deepstack, recorded a 130-entry field, and with each of them buy-in for ₹1,375, the top 13 places benefitted from the ₹12,500 overlay value. Harsimar ‘simar78‘ Singh was the last player standing and won ₹48,068 after beating ‘Sush000‘ (2nd for ₹23,244) in heads-up play.
Rahul ‘andarkiaag‘ Thakur (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹28,576), ‘kalra420‘ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹15,470), Shrvan ‘SSAHisoka‘ Amlekar (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹12,591), and Aryaman ‘AryaKnight‘ Arora (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹11,934) took down the other PokerStars India marquees.
Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather registered a glaring ₹5.40 Lakhs in overlays as the ₹5,500 buy-in event could only muster a 392-player field. The top 43 players earned a share of the spoils, with the Poker Bootcamp India co-founder and coach Abhishek ‘pomfret1989’ Goindi walking away as the champion and ₹6.20 Lakhs in prize money. The first-ever IOPC MASTERMIND, Aniket ‘anteman’ Waghmare, came second for ₹3.75 Lakhs.
Abhishek Goindi’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.32 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #1
Siddharth ‘kab00m’ Gangwar was the other big winner on the site. He ran past the 212-player field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo to win ₹1.37 Lakhs. Areyann ‘paisenikalbc’ Gurbaxani finished runner-up for ₹81,250. The ₹2,500 buy-in event overlaid ₹23,000.
Siddharth Gangwar made deep runs in another four events – netting ₹2.31 Lakhs cumulatively. With ₹1.99 Crores in tracked lifetime winnings, Gangwar will likely cross the ₹2 Crores mark anytime now.
His top ITM finishes include:
> 1st in Adda52’s Monster Turbo 5L for ₹1.37 Lakhs
> 10th in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹31,250
> 6th in Spartan Poker’s Deepstack for ₹23,414
> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s Evening SPRINT for ₹21,473
> 22nd in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹17,625
The ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event continues to fill in entries in the run-up to Day 2 scheduled for February 13 (10 PM). Day 1B of the NPS Main Event ran from 8 PM to 11.20 PM yesterday and had 163 players in contention. Only 23 of them qualified for Day 2, with ‘PhoenixEye’ (210,231), ‘peaceyo’ (207,247), and ‘vivek1219’ (165,559) topping the day-end chip counts.
Counting the 211 entries on Day 1A, the Main Event had filled in a 374-player field with another five starting flights left to run.
Rajneesh ‘rajneesh620’ Thakur (Won Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹56,730), ‘RedDevil81’ (Won Nano Godfather ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,701), ‘Hissickness’ (Won Nano Thursday Adda ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,000), ‘Borntogamble’ (Won Nano Crack Jack ₹70K GTD for ₹14,482), Kuldeep ‘lmspro7’ Jorwal (Won Nano Battleship 30K GTD for ₹8,700), and ‘Sagargaba’ (Won Midnight Bash for ₹6,499) won the other Adda52 marquees.
The Khelo365-hosted ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO logged in 37 entries, and ‘Sethu99’ outlasted them all to win ₹12,000. The user ‘poque17’ finished runner-up for ₹7,500.
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