Daily Majors: Arjunn Agrawal, Ranjeet Negi, Utsav Taneja, Arjanveer Singh Chadha, & Ravindra Arikeri Conquer the Wednesday Flagships

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The festive spirit is in the air. While the celebrations are a little muted this year because of the pandemic, it has been business as usual for poker players.

PokerGuru Ambassadors had yet another fantastic day on the virtual felts, with the team booking multiple deep runs between them, including a title victory!

Here’s a complete recap of the Wednesday action!

 

Spartan Poker

Offering the most-massive prize pool guarantee on Wednesday was Spartan Poker’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Destiny. The Wednesday signature flagship logged in 475 entries, overlaying ₹1.25 Lakhs. Arjunn ‘Arjunn Ag’ Agrawal navigated his way to the top and scored ₹5.74 Lakhs for the win along with a seat in the Destiny 17.0 SnG Finale. Agrawal chopped the top prize with ‘Fifa21,’ who finished runner-up for ₹5.01 Lakhs.

Arjunn Agrawal
Arjunn Agrawal

 

This happens to be the second time Agrawal has won the Destiny. He had won the Destiny for the first time in May last year for ₹4.86 Lakhs. Last night`s win brought him his second-best online score, pushing his lifetime earnings to ₹75.07 Lakhs.

The ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Mega Freeze logged in 79 hopefuls to register an overlay of ₹13,000. Starting at 9.30 PM, it took a little over five hours of play before Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar came out on top to win the ₹59,037 first-place cash prize. PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘deranzzdd’ Arya finished runner-up for ₹58,588, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Dhinesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar

 

Even for Kumar, it was his second time winning the Mega Freeze title. He had won the event for ₹1.01 Lakhs on August 12. Kumar’s stats: Annual Earnings: ₹1.45+ Crores, Lifetime Earnings: ₹2.18+ Crores.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India once again had two ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourneys on the day`s roster. The Night on Stars, the featured tourney of the day, logged in 292 entrants to post an overlay of ₹35,428. One of the day’s standout winners, Utsav ‘rannyOO6’ Taneja, championed the tourney to win ₹90,999. He chopped the top prize with Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma (runner-up for ₹73,733).

Utsav Taneja
Utsav Taneja

 

Taneja had a breakout run last night, banking two titles and another final table score. He won PokerBaazi’s Wednesday MegaStack (second time this month) for ₹67,000 and placed seventh in Spartan Poker’s Destiny for ₹72,500, for cumulative earnings of over ₹2.3 Lakhs, pushing his lifetime tally to ₹1.5 Crores. All the ITM finishers in the Night on Stars collected TLB points for the “Star of the Month” – December leaderboard race.

The other marquee tourney of the day, the Big Bubble Rush, played out amid 172 runners, overlaying ₹70,000. It was 2:17 AM on Thursday by the time ‘tournament_007’ shipped the tourney to win a personal-best ₹1.15 Lakhs (₹54,731 in prize money, ₹60,371 in bounties). Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar placed runner-up for ₹52,758 (₹40,434 in prize money, ₹12,324 in bounties).

 

Adda52

Adda52’s staple Wednesday tourney, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick, clocked in 596 entries to post a sizable ₹1.44 Lakhs overlay deficit. Ranjeet ‘rj147’ Negi was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹3.04 Lakhs for the outright victory. Saahib ‘saahib’ Bawa finished runner-up for ₹2.96 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal. This happens to be Negi’s best-recorded finish on Adda52, and it helped him cross the “₹1 Crore-mark” in annual winnings. Negi`s stats: Annual Earnings: ₹1.01+ Crores, Lifetime Earnings: ₹1.25+ Crores.

Ranjeet Negi
Ranjeet Negi

 

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna crushed its listed guarantee by a comfortable ₹87,000 after registering 297 entries. Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri took down the tourney for ₹1.16 Lakhs, with Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora finishing runner-up for ₹83,392. The former Full House runner-up, Arikeri, currently sits on ₹82.05 Lakhs in recorded earnings on Adda52, with ₹22.18 Lakhs in net profits.

Ravindra Arikeri
Ravindra Arikeri

 

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride registered 276 entries, overlaying ₹34,000. PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh ‘holdbaby’ Chadha outlasted the competition to win ₹2.21 Lakhs, with mystery user ‘Royalflush84’ finishing runner-up for ₹1.55 Lakhs.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

The former AOPS MINI ME champion, Chada, crossed another milestone with the win, entering the elite “₹6 Crore Club last night. He currently boasts of lifetime winnings of ₹6.03 Crores (₹2.68 Crores in annual earnings).

The 9 PM Special ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday MegaStack saw The Night on Stars champion Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja banking his second title for the night after topping a field of 119 entries to win ₹67,000. Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey finished runner-up for ₹46,930.

Utsav Taneja
Utsav Taneja

 

 

PokerDangal

Wednesday saw PokerDangal running Day 1C of its ₹5 Lakhs GTD Glory. The tourney added 116 entries (84 unique and 32 re-entries) to its existing 171-strong (Day 1A- 90 and Day 1B – 81) base. Only 14 players bagged Day 2 stacks with ‘TheAceCrown’ (343,327), Prashant ‘kingslayer’ Jha (220,360), and ‘flashsurya’ (127,300) carrying forward the top three stacks of the day.

2nd in Chips Prashant Jha
2nd in Chips Prashant Jha

 

The Day 1B chip leader Dhruv ‘Gowani123’ Jain (479,246) holds the overall chip lead among the 28 survivors (Day 1A – 9, Day 1B – 5, and Day 1C – 14) so far. The last starting flight, Day 1D, starts at 2:30 PM today.

Dhruv Jain
Dhruv Jain

 

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Ravindra 'wormhole' Arikeri₹1.15 LakhsLa Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Utsav 'ranny006' Taneja₹67,000Wednesday MegaStack ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar₹59,037Mega Freeze ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD - Spartan Poker
Newsolidcash₹44,330Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
sachin9734₹33,500Grinders#18 ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Unleashed2519₹30,698Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam₹29,280Grinders#16 6-Max Holdem BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Mahakaal4₹17,250Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTDPocket52
rkcravi₹16,689Afternoon on Stars ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Daft1728₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
RyadAli₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

Destiny 25 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 225

Re-entries – 102

Re-buys – 148

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 40

The flagship Wednesday tourney at Spartan Poker, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Destiny, experienced an overlay of ₹1.25 Lakhs after 475 participants (225 unique entries, 102 re-entries, and 148 re-buys) signed-up for ₹5,500.

It took almost seven and a half hours of play for the starting field to whittle down to a champion, and the top 40 places got paid. Racing past the competition was Arjunn ‘Arjunn Ag’ Agrawal, who walked away with ₹5.74 Lakhs in prize money and his second Destiny title following a heads-up deal with ‘Fifa21’ (runner-up for ₹5.01 Lakhs).

Kunal ‘Pokachu’ Shalin (4th for ₹1.58 Lakhs), Utsav ‘Dwight K Schrute’ Taneja (7th for ₹72,500), and Nagendra ‘SorosDruckTudor’ Vadlamani (8th for ₹55,211) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Arjunn ‘Arjunn Ag’ Agrawal – ₹5,73,865*
  2. Fifa21 – ₹5,01,135*
  3. Ntwadumela – ₹2,50,000
  4. Kunal ‘Pokachu’ Shalin – ₹1,57,500
  5. baked_babua – ₹1,12,500
  6. Liu Kang – ₹87,500
  7. Utsav ‘Dwight K Schrute’ Taneja – ₹72,500
  8. Nagendra ‘SorosDruckTudor’ Vadlamani – ₹55,211

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Maverick 15 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 288

Re-entries – 308

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 63

Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick ran from 8 PM to 4:14 AM. The tourney registered 596 entries – falling ₹1.44 Lakhs short of its listed guarantee.

Ranjeet ‘rj147’ Negi outlasted the competition to win ₹3.04 Lakhs after locking in a heads-up deal with Saahib ‘saahib’ Bawa (runner-up for ₹2.96 Lakhs).

Negi, who had won PokerStars India’s Sunday Special on December 13, crossed the 1 Crore-mark’ in annual earnings after last night’s score and boasts of ₹1.25 Crores in lifetime earnings.

The final table was replete with MTT regs like APL Ambassador Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra (3rd for ₹1.49 Lakhs), Kanav ‘alibaba_kings’ Parwal (5th for ₹75,000), Advait ‘ronaldinho018’ Rajguru (6th for ₹52,500), Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (7th for ₹41,250), and Amit ‘tima1106’ More (8th for ₹30,000).

Final Table Results

  1. Ranjeet ‘rj147’ Negi – ₹3,04,214*
  2. Saahib ‘saahib’ Bawa – ₹2,95,786*
  3. Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra – ₹1,49,250
  4. alienwarelove – ₹1,08,750
  5. Kanav ‘alibaba_kings’ Parwal – ₹75,000
  6. Advait ‘ronaldinho018’ Rajguru – ₹52,500
  7. Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna – ₹41,250
  8. Amit ‘tima1106’ More – ₹30,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

The Pride 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 167

Re-entries – 109

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride registered 276 entries, overlaying ₹34,000. It took precisely six hours for the former AOPS MINI ME champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh holdbaby’ Chadha, to champion the tourney, and he banked ₹2.21 Lakhs for the win. ‘Royalflush84’ finished runner-up for ₹1.55 Lakhs.

Chadha hit another milestone last night, entering the elite 6 Crore-Club,” and boasts an astronomical ₹6.03 Crores in lifetime earnings.

Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey (3rd for ₹99,700), Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma (4th for ₹73,800), Game Changer 4.0 champion Jai Kiran ‘testify’ Kumar (5th for ₹55,400), Vinay ‘Vinstill’ B (6th for ₹44,300), and Honey ‘ho9ey’ Bijlani (7th for ₹36,800) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Arjanveer Singh ‘holdbaby’ Chadha₹2,21,000
  2. Royalflush84 – ₹1,55,000
  3. Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey – ₹99,700
  4. Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma – ₹73,800
  5. JaiKiran ‘testify’ Kumar – ₹55,400
  6. Vinay ‘Vinstill’ B – ₹44,300
  7. Honey ‘ho9ey’ Bijlani – ₹36,800
  8. DOWNSWING – ₹29,500

 

Night on Stars 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,750

Entries – 162

Re-entries – 130

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 47

PokerStars India’s 7.30 PM tourney, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars, saw 292 entries signing up to play, registering an overlay of approx ₹35,500. The top 47 places got paid while also collecting TLB points for the site`s “Star of the Month” – December leaderboard race.

Racing past the competition was Utsav ‘rannyOO6’ Taneja, who chopped the top prize with Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma (runner-up for ₹73,733) to win ₹90,999. This was just one of three top finishes for Taneja last night. He also championed the ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Megastack on PokerBaazi for ₹67,000 and placed seventh in Spartan Poker`s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Destiny for ₹72,500, in all earning over ₹2.30 Lakhs for the day. He is now assured to close out the year with more than ₹1.5 Crores in recorded MTT winnings.

Just 10 days ago, Taneja had won the ₹25 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack on PokerBaazi for ₹4.86 Lakhs.

Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar finished 8th for ₹10,807.

Runner-up Ashit Sharma
Runner-up Ashit Sharma

 

Final Table Results

  1. Utsav ‘rannyOO6’ Taneja – ₹90,999*
  2. Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma – ₹73,733*
  3. SportsTalk24 – ₹51,072
  4. Yogi12340 – ₹37,436
  5. Yash9694 – ₹27,440
  6. abhi42798n – ₹20,114
  7. Czar2110 – ₹14,743
  8. Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar – ₹10,807
  9. 7heart45 – ₹7,921

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Big Bubble Rush 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 86

Re-entries – 86

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 29

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush commenced precisely 90 minutes after the Night on Stars. The event drew 172 entries, with the site filling in ₹70,000 to make up the overlay deficit. The top 29 places finished ITM.

The mystery player ‘tournament_007’ captured the title for ₹1.15 Lakhs (₹54,731 in prize money, ₹60,371 in bounties) after fending off Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar (₹40,434 in prize money, ₹12,324 in bounties) in heads-up play.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. tournament_007 – ₹1,15,102
  2. Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar – ₹52,758
  3. bhavin1234 – ₹41,395
  4. GodPGuru – ₹31,249
  5. RAV1619 – ₹19,273
  6. khelosab – ₹13,451
  7. GudThimma – ₹14,027

 

Glory 5 Lakhs GTD Day 1C PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 84

Re-entries – 32

Survivors – 14

The third starting flight of PokerDangal’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Glory pulled in 116 entries (84 unique and 32 re-entries), and 14 runners bagged a stack for Day 2. So far, 28 players have made it to Day 2. (Day 1A – 9 and Day 1B – 5, Day 1C – 14)

The anonymous user ‘TheAceCrown’ (343,327) emerged as the end-of-Day 1C chip leader with PokerDangal regular Prashant ‘kingslayer’ Jha (220,360) and ‘flashsurya’ (127,300) rounding out the top three stacks of the day.

Ajit ‘ace_bob’ Singh Arora (108,974), Lalit ‘MsDhoni07’ Devpal (89,622) and Chirag ‘Badsirck’ Khandelwal (68,196) also carried forward top 10 stacks on Day 1C.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1C

  1. TheAceCrown – 343,327
  2. Prashant ‘kingslayer’ Jha – 220,360
  3. flashsurya – 127,300
  4. Ajit ‘ace_bob’ Singh Arora – 108,974
  5. Joonjoon – 94,528
  6. Lalit ‘MsDhoni07’ Devpal – 89,622
  7. mailbox – 75,392
  8. Amit1195 – 72,849
  9. Chirag ‘Badsirck’ Khandelwal – 68,196
  10. rvk874 – 60,557

 

La Luna 4 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 147

Re-entries – 150

Prize Pool – ₹4,87,081

Places Paid – 30

Adda52`s ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna gathered 297 entrants, generating a prize pool worth ₹4.87 Lakhs. Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri shipped the tourney for ₹1.15 Lakhs, extending his earnings record on the site to ₹82.05 Lakhs. Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora came in second for ₹83,392.

Suraj ‘MRvBEAST’ N Yadav (3rd for ₹56,014), Bibhu ‘vibhuiit17’ Agarwal (4th for ₹41,402), Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh (5th for ₹28,007) and Aditya ‘balls86’ Kumar Patodia (6th for ₹19,483) also earned final table payouts.

 

Wednesday MegaStack 2.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 76

Re-entries – 43

Prize Pool – ₹2,50,000

Places Paid – 15

The 9 PM Special ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday MegaStack saw the Night on Stars champion, Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja, outlasting a 119-player field to win ₹67,000.

The Pride’s third-place finisher Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey added a runner-up finish to his day`s tally, earning ₹46,930.

Runner-up Siddharth Pandey
Runner-up Siddharth Pandey

 

Utsav Taneja had shipped this same tourney three weeks ago, i.e., on December 3 for ₹70,216.

Kuldeep ‘Bacchapro’ Jorwal (3rd for ₹30,180), Karan ‘collingwood’ Sitlani (4th for ₹22,350), and Tuesday’s The Race third-place finisher on Spartan Poker Bharat ‘Thinkfloyd’ Vasan (6th for ₹13,400) were others who FT-ed the tourney.

 

Mega Freeze 2.5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 79

Prize Pool – ₹2,50,000

Places Paid – 11

Spartan Poker’s ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Mega Freeze suffered a marginal 13,000 overlay after registering 79 entrants. A heads-up deal saw the former Millionaire Lite champion Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar winning the title and ₹59,037, with PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘deranzzdd’ Arya placing runner-up for ₹58,588.

Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar finished 8th for ₹9,375.

 

Pocket Jacks 75K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 89

Re-entries – 46

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 19

Pocket52’s ₹75K GTD Pocket Jacks pulled in 135 players, and the top 19 places got paid. The winner emerged in ‘Mahakaal4,’ who pocketed ₹17,250 after defeating Samstabrej ‘man1234’ Alam Khan (runner-up for ₹12,375) heads-up.

 

Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 83

Re-entries – 40

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 19

Pocket52`s daily ₹50K Unravel brought together 123 hopefuls, falling two entries short of its 125-entry guarantee, and the top 19 places finished ITM. Topping them all was ‘Daft1728,’ who walked away with a cash prize of ₹11,500. ‘Amrabjp’ finished runner-up for ₹8,250.

The only known player on the 6-max FT was Praveen ‘Bewdagiri’ Poonia (5th for ₹3,500).

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 48

Re-entries – 30

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 8

‘RyadAli’ took down Khleo365’s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 for ₹6,800.

 

Who R U? 15K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹220

Entries – 36

Re-entries – 30

Rebuys – 42

Add-ons – 23

Prize Pool – ₹26,200

Places Paid – 7

Khelo365’s ₹15K GTD Who R U? collected a prize pool worth ₹26,200 from 108 entries. ‘LondonFM91’ toppled the field to win ₹9,432, besting ‘JonGregor’ (runner-up for ₹5,240) in heads-up play.

 

This report was updated at 4 PM on 24.12.2020.

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