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Daily Majors: Ajay Dhayal, Kanchan Sharma, Rubin Labroo & Anand Babu Pallikona Crush the Thursday Flagships

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  • Arpit Jain January 29, 2021
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Thursday packed quite the punch with the ₹1.25 Crore GTD IOPC #97 Super High Roller setting the virtual felts on the fire. The ₹1.05 Lakh buy-in tourney blew its guarantee to smithereens as 153 runners comprising some of the best poker players in the country signed up to play. The entire poker community was railing the fierce contest that played down to the six-max FT with Vaibhav ‘Nikka Zaildar’ Sharma (2,552,324) bagging the overnight chip lead. The #2 ranked player of 2020 Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (1,822,680) and the IOPC#52 High Roller Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni (1,344,623) are two other superstars in contention. Making his second FT appearance on the IOPC live-stream will be the IOPC #73 Millionaire Legends, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (884,176). Another Millionaire Legends finalist Nagendra ‘SorosDruckTudor’ Vadlamani (660,103) and PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli (405,094) complete the FT lineup. Don`t miss the FT live stream that starts at 6 PM today on our Facebook page.

Ajay ‘gabbarsingh’ Dhayal was the biggest winner of the day as he championed the ₹40 Lakhs GTD IOPC#96 Ultron to collect his third career IOPC title and a personal-best ₹7.66 Lakhs.

Young Gun Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma was another player making the Thursday headlines after taking down Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather for ₹5.05 Lakhs.

Announcing his entry in the prestigious “6 Crore-Club” was Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo, who shipped PokerBaazi’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit for a record third time, collecting ₹4.45 Lakhs.

Well, the above was just a snippet. Let’s take a detailed look at the Thursday highlights!


Spartan Poker

The 10th edition of the IOPC is on the home stretch now with the ₹3.5 Crores GTD IOPC – The Crown only three days away from naming a champion. Day 1D on Thursday logged in 407 entries, and 77 hopefuls made it through to Day 2. Leading the lot was the former WPT Vietnam Main Event champion Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal (219,455), with PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Super Kings’ Raj (184,285) and ‘Isildurr24’ (181,806) rounding out the top three stacks of the day. There are four more starting flights left to play out.

Dhaval Mudgal
Dhaval Mudgal


The third of the five featured IOPC events to be live-streamed played down to the final table on Thursday. We’re referring to the ₹1.25 Crore GTD IOPC #97 Super High Roller – the biggest buy-in tourney at the series with an entry fee of ₹1.05 Lakhs! Despite the steep buy-in, the tourney logged in a guarantee-smashing 153 entries to collect ₹1.53 Crores in the prize pool. With the top 17 players promised a min-cash worth ₹2.4 Lakhs, it was an intense race to make it to the FT that has a mouth-watering ₹38.49 Lakhs up-top.

Grabbing the overnight chip lead was Vaibhav ‘Nikka Zaildar’ Sharma (2,552,324). A well-known name on the domestic circuit, Sharma boasts over ₹4.27 Crores in recorded lifetime winnings. The FT is a stacked one as trailing Sharma is the #2 ranked player of 2020, Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (1,822,680), with the IOPC#52 High Roller champion Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni (1,344,623) third in chips.

Vaibhav Sharma
Vaibhav Sharma


Like the Millionaire Legends, here again, there are two PokerGuru Ambassadors in the running. This includes Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (884,176), who finished runner-up in the live-streamed IOPC #73 Millionaire Legends for ₹22.15 Lakhs. Another Millionaire Legends finalist Nagendra ‘SorosDruckTudor’ Vadlamani (660,103) and PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli (405,094) complete the FT lineup. With a star-studded FT like this, don`t forget to tune in for the live stream at 6 PM today.

While the vast majority of the poker community was busy railing the top talents slogging it out in the IOPC Super Highroller, it was the ₹40 Lakhs GTD IOPC#96 Ultron that awarded the biggest prize money of the day. Running from 8 PM to 4:25 AM, the ₹4,400 entry buy-in tourney wrangled in 247 entries, recording an overlay worth ₹3.16 Lakhs. Ajay ‘gabbarsingh’ Dhayal navigated his way to the top to win a career-best ₹7.66 Lakhs and his third IOPC title. The mystery user ‘bluebeds’ finished runner-up for ₹4.76 Lakhs.

Ajay Dhayal
Ajay Dhayal


The ₹16.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #98 registered 445 entries, overlaying ₹3.15 Lakhs. Anand Babu ‘OrangeZuce’ Pallikona topped them all to grab his first IOPC title and a ₹3.30 Lakhs paycheque. Abhijeet ‘ikilldonks’ Kumar finished runner-up for ₹2.19 Lakhs.

Anand Babu Pallikona
Anand Babu Pallikona


Pallikona has added a host of impressive scores to his poker resume in the past year. This includes flagship titles like the Sunday Superstack on November 29 for ₹6.89 Lakhs and the Mega Stack on December 1 for ₹3.88 Lakhs. At the ongoing IOPC series, Pallikona had two FT finishes to his name before winning IOPC #98. The Thursday night score boosted his lifetime scorecard to ₹1.2 Crores.

Another Destiny – IOPC Edition crowned a champion yesterday. Listed as IOPC #99, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD even got underway at 11 PM and logged in 466 entries, overlaying ₹68,000. ‘Immortal Killer’ (anonymity requested) was the last player standing and won ₹1.78 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (runner-up for ₹1.55 Lakhs).

Runner-up Anant Purohit
Runner-up Anant Purohit


The winner ‘Immortal Killer’ had topped the IOPC February 2020 edition Tournament Leaderboard to win a brand-new MG Hector car. They were also among the top five players who entered the “Millionaire`s Club” in SSS The Millionaire X5 – 1 Million to Top 5 in April last year. After last night`s win, the player has crossed ₹1.34 Crores in tracked online winnings.

The ₹5.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC #94 recorded 501 entries. Himanshu ‘shambolic794’ Arora outlasted them all to win ₹96,560 and his first IOPC title following a three-way deal with Nishkarsh ‘DesiKanye’ Madavi (runner-up for ₹76,542) and Shivam ‘G.O.A.T.’ Shukla (3rd for ₹73,895).

Himanshu Arora
Himanshu Arora


The afternoon tourney, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD IOPC#95 Deepstack, saw Arun ‘kyachahiye’ Shankar come out on top for ₹70,763. A six-way deal saw Abhijeet ‘knot_snudtke’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹51,392), Suraj ‘soorajtodi’ Todi (3rd for ₹50,123), Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth (4th for ₹49,628),‘VantagePoint’ (5th for ₹48,601) and ‘Hakuna matata’ (6th for ₹41,420) banking the other top payouts.

The ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #93 was championed by Animesh ‘animeshth’ Thakur, who raced past the 628-entry field to win ₹49,994 after a heads-up chop with Amol ‘furiosa12’ Shetty (runner-up for ₹48,222).

Animesh Thakur
Animesh Thakur


IOPC Leaderboard Standings After Day 15

1stKunal 'NutsTodayBluffTomo' Patni10,777
2ndBhanu 'spectre' Prakas KC10,672
3rdPrakash 'Robin Van Charsi' Gupta9,886
4thGadadhar 'Roohdaar' Behera9,453
5thParikshit 'zapdos1311' Dhal9,322
6thPriyank 'Piko' Kothari8,931
7thAnkur 'showstopper89' Aryan8,844
8thSanat 'avneed' Mehrotra8,097
9thAmit 'Immortal Killer' Sur8,038
10thSiddharth 'Sidsparta21' Ojha7,711


PokerStars India

The Thursday flagship tourney at PokerStars India, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller, registered 139 entrants, filling in ₹27,000 in overlays. The mystery player ‘iamankityadav’ raced past the competition to win ₹1.94 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘CURR¥300’ (runner-up for ₹1.71 Lakhs).

The ₹70K GTD Bigstack Turbo experienced a marginal overlay after 88 challengers signed up to play. Topping them all, ‘chauhan9186’ collected a cash prize worth ₹16,023 after eliminating ‘singhissingh’ (runner-up for ₹12,096) in second place.

All the ITM finishers in the Highroller and the Bigstack Turbo collected TLB points for Week #1 of the “Star of the Month” – February leaderboard race. For more details and the latest leaderboard standings, visit the promotions page.



The “Suit Up January” special on Adda52, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather, registered 471 participants, overlaying ₹1.45 Lakhs. After a marathon 10 hour-run, Young Gun Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma struck a heads-up deal with former Millionaire Lite champion Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan (runner-up for ₹4.69 Lakhs) before taking down the title and the ₹5.05 Lakhs cash prize that came with it. With the score, Sharma crossed ₹2.05 Crores in recorded online earnings.

Kanchan Sharma
Kanchan Sharma


The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo experienced an overlay of ₹77,000 on the back of 188 entries. Ayush ‘lazyman’ Garg defeated Prabhat ‘nagarbhavininja’ Kiran Mukherjea heads-up to the title and won ₹1.38 Lakhs. Mukherjea collected ₹84,000 for his runner-up finish.

Ayush Garg
Ayush Garg




PokerBaazi’s Thursday primetime tourney, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, recorded 252 entries, posting a guarantee-crushing ₹18.90 Lakhs prize pool. It took 7 hours and 25 minutes of play for the former PPL Main Event champion Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo to navigate his way to the top to win The Summit – his third time winning this tourney – for ₹4.45 Lakhs. The runner-up finisher, ‘karan23’ settled for a payday worth ₹3.12 Lakhs.

Rubin Labroo
Rubin Labroo


Labroo has been a consistent performer in January, having won five titles so far in the month, including Spartan Poker’s IOPC #38 and the APT#15 Megastack. After this win, his monthly scores have touched ₹33.62 Lakhs, and he enters the exclusive “₹6 Crore-Club” in online earnings.

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD Thursday DeepStack 6-Max saw Shivam ‘barbarik12’ Kumar Singh outlast the 152 entries, including ‘Unknown88’ (runner-up for ₹72,120) to capture the title for ₹1.03 Lakhs. Singh currently boasts of ₹31.69 Lakhs in recorded earnings.

Anish ‘THENUTS’ Suri (Won Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹45,000), ‘Jassib’ (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹28,150), and Riyaz ‘rkriyaz’ Khan (Won Holdem Boost DST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹28,150) won the other prominent winners on the site.

Anish Suri
Anish Suri


The other Thursday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Shivam 'barbarik12' Kumar Singh₹1.03 LakhsThursday DeepStack 6-Max ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Animesh ‘animeshth’ Thakur₹49,994IOPC #93 ₹3.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Anish ‘THENUTS’ Suri
₹45,000Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Riyaz 'rkriyaz' Khan₹28,150Holdem Boost DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
assib₹28,150PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
garypanga₹28,000Warrior Arena ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Riverqueen₹16,500Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTDPocket52
chauhan9186₹16,022Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
Gurpreet ‘Gurpreet06’ Singh₹11,868Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
DEEPA48₹8,000Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365


IOPC – The Crown ₹3.5 Crores GTD – Day 1D – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 227

Re-entries – 66

Rebuys – 114

Survivors – 77

Day 1D of the ₹3.5 Crores GTD IOPC – The Crown logged in 407 entries, expanding the tournament field to 1,612 entries with four more flights to go. The cards went up in the air at 6 PM and played through the stipulated levels by 10.39 PM, leaving 77 players standing.

The musician-turned-poker pro and former WPT Vietnam Main Event champion Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal bagged the end-of-day chip lead with a stack of 219,455.

PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Super Kings’ Raj (184,285) and ‘Isildurr24’ (181,806), Siddharth ‘Sidddhu’ Mundada (175,293), India’s poker pioneer Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal (172,538), Deepak ‘chimpoo’ Bothra (144,678), and PokerGuru Ambassador`s Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh (142,966), and Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha (139,485) carried forward the other top stacks of the day.

2nd in Chips Gokul Raj
2nd in Chips Gokul Raj


Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1D

  1. Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal – 219,455
  2. Gokul ‘Super Kings’ Raj – 184,285
  3. Isildurr24 – 181,806
  4. Siddharth ‘Sidddhu’ Mundada – 175,293
  5. Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal – 172,538
  6. shanky2507 – 153,640
  7. Deepak ‘chimpoo’ Bothra – 144,678
  8. Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh – 142,966
  9. Mangubansal – 142,763
  10. Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha – 139,485


IOPC#97 Super High Roller ₹1.25 Crores GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,05,000

Entries – 94

Re-entries – 37

Rebuys – 22

Prize Pool – ₹1,53,00,000

Places Paid – 17

The ₹1.05 Lakhs entry buy-in IOPC #97 Super High Roller is the third of five IOPC featured events to be live-streamed this edition. Promising a ginormous ₹1.25 Crores, the event flagged off at 9 PM last night and registered a starting field of 153 entries to collect a whopping ₹1.53 Crores prize pool.

The top 17 players were assured a min-cash worth ₹2.4 Lakhs (over 1X their initial investment), and play continued till the end of Level 36, by which time the six-handed final table was formed.

Well-known pro Vaibhav ‘Nikka Zaildar’ Sharma bagged the overnight chip lead and will be resuming play as the final table chip leader with a towering stack of 2,552,324.

Hot on Sharma’s heels is the #2 ranked player of 2020, Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (1,822,680), and two-time IOPC Millionaire champion Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni (1,344,623), who has already won the IOPC Highroller but is undoubtedly hungry for more.

This is a star-studded lineup anyway you look at it. Just as last time (Millionaire Legends FT), this time around as well, two PokerGuru Ambassadors have made the FT, namely, Ashish Munot and Naresh Veeravalli.

Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (884,176) and Nagendra ‘SorosDruckTudor’ Vadlamani (660,103) both played their first live-streamed FTs on Monday, at the ₹1.75 Crores GTD IOPC #73 Millionaire Legends. While Munot had placed runner-up for ₹22.15 Lakhs, Vadlamani finished sixth for ₹7.10 Lakhs.

Rounding out the six-handed FT is cash game specialist and another PokerGuru Staking member, Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli (405,094).

There’s a juicy ₹38.49 Lakhs up top, and each of these players will be battling for as much when the FT begins at 6 PM today. The action will be live-streamed (with 30 mins delay), so don`t forget to check in on our Facebook page.

Raman ‘tathagat’ Gujral (7th for ₹6.80 Lakhs), Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani (8th for ₹5.12 Lakhs), Anant ‘Prometheiu$’ Purohit (10th for ₹3.82 Lakhs), Sagar strangeplay’ Choudhury (12th for ₹2.75 Lakhs), Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (13th for ₹2.75 Lakhs), Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha (15th for ₹2.52 Lakhs), Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (16th for ₹2.40 Lakhs) and Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (17th for ₹2.40 Lakhs) were among the known names to make a deep run in the tourney.

2nd in Chip Arsh Grover
2nd in Chip Arsh Grover


Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Vaibhav ‘Nikka Zaildar’ Sharma – 2,533,324 chips
  2. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – 1,822,680
  3. Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni – 1,344,623
  4. Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot – 884,176
  5. Nagendra ‘SorosDruckTudor’ Vadlamani – 660,103
  6. Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli – 405,094


IOPC#96 Ultron 40 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 425

Re-entries – 161

Rebuys – 335

Prize Pool – ₹40,00,000

Places Paid – 87

The other featured tourney on Spartan Poker, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD IOPC#96 Ultron, registered 247 entrants, overlaying ₹3.16 Lakhs.

Two-time IOPC titleholder, Ajay ‘gabbarsingh’ Dhayal, claimed his third title in the event after defeating ‘bluebeds’ (runner-up for ₹4.76 Lakhs) in heads-up play. Dhayal now has ₹20.77 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker, with a profit of ₹6.83 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassadors Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh (3rd for ₹3.41 Lakhs) and Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (7th for ₹1.20 Lakhs), along with Apoorva ‘apgo’ Goel (5th for ₹2.08 Lakhs), Akash ‘playboyarya’ Singla (6th for ₹1.59 Lakhs), and Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar (8th for ₹82,800), also earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Ajay ‘gabbarsingh’ Dhayal – ₹7,66,000
  2. bluebeds – ₹4,76,800
  3. Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh – ₹3,41,200
  4. KAANHAA – ₹2,64,000
  5. Apoorva ‘apgo’ Goel – ₹2,08,000
  6. Akash ‘playboyarya’ Singla – ₹1,58,847
  7. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – ₹1,20,400
  8. Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar – ₹82,800


Godfather ₹25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 248

Re-entries – 223

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 49

The headline tourney on Adda52, part of the site`s “Suit Up January” lineup, the 8 PM tourney Godfather ran with a juicy ₹25 Lakhs prize pool guarantee last night. With a starting field of 471 contenders, it ended up overlaying ₹1.45 Lakhs.

It took a little under ten hours of play for our first and to date only female Young Gun, Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma, to champion the tourney for ₹5.05 Lakhs. Sharma struck a heads-up deal with the former Millionaire Lite champion Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan (runner-up for ₹4.69 Lakhs).

The win helped Sharma cross ₹2 Crores in recorded earnings. Her total online earnings stand tall at ₹2.05 Crores.

It was a packed final table that had the likes of Raman ‘thuscame’ Gujral (3rd for ₹2.50 Lakhs), Kishor ‘kishorvc’ Kumar (4th for ₹1.87 Lakhs), Attman ‘att1992’ Pradipbhai Velani (5th for ₹1.25 Lakhs), Romit ‘ft83’ Advani (6th for ₹87,500), Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (7th for ₹68,750) and Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27 Khanna (8th for ₹56,250) competing for the top honors.

This was Kakar’s second FT finish of the night. He also placed fifth in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹31,250.

Runner-up Sreekanth Narayan
Runner-up Sreekanth Narayan


Final Table Results

  1. Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma – ₹5,05,391*
  2. Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan – ₹4,69,609*
  3. Raman ‘thuscame’ Gujral – ₹2,50,000
  4. Kishor ‘kishorvc’ Kumar – ₹1,87,500
  5. Attman ‘att1992’ Pradipbhai Velani – ₹1,25,000
  6. Romit ‘ft83’ Advani – ₹87,500
  7. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – ₹68,750
  8. Ritwik ‘ritwik27 Khanna – ₹56,250

*denotes heads-up deal


IOPC #98 ₹16.50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 231

Re-entries – 57

Rebuys – 157

Prize Pool – ₹16,50,000

Places Paid – 39

Starting out at 9.30 PM, the ₹16.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #98 had a slow showing as 445 sign-ups resulted in a significant ₹3.15 Lakhs in overlays. Anand Babu ‘OrangeZuce’ Pallikona cut his way across the field, defeating Abhijeet ‘ikilldonks’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹2.19 Lakhs) heads-up to win his first IOPC title and ₹3.30 Lakhs in prize money.

Pallikona, who has won flagships like the Sunday SuperStack and Mega Stack, was also one of the weekly online toppers in December. This was his third FT finish at the ongoing series, and he went the distance last night to lap up his first IOPC title. Pallikona now sits with over ₹1.2 Crore in recorded online earnings.

Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala (3rd for ₹1.58 Lakhs), Pankaj ‘Uknapdmj’ Kumar (4th for ₹1.29 Lakhs), Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar (5th for ₹1.01 Lakhs), IOPC #99 Destiny IOPC Edition ‘Immortal Killer’ (6th for ₹77,055) and Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (7th for ₹56,595) also FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Abhijeet Kumar
Runner-up Abhijeet Kumar


Final Table Results

  1. Anand Babu ‘OrangeZuce’ Pallikona – ₹3,30,825
  2. Abhijeet ‘ikilldonks’ Kumar – ₹2,19,945
  3. Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala – ₹1,58,536
  4. Pankaj ‘Uknapdmj’ Kumar – ₹1,29,855
  5. Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar – ₹1,01,805
  6. Immortal Killer – ₹77,055
  7. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – ₹56,595
  8. Ero Sennin – ₹39,241


The Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 131

Re-entries – 121

Prize Pool – ₹18,90,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerBaazi’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit pulled in 252 hopefuls, generating a smashing ₹18.90 Lakhs prize pool (26% more than the advertised guarantee).

Championing the Thursday flagship was an incredible third time was the former PPL Main Event champion Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo. The Delhi-based MTT pro navigated his way through the tough field to win ₹4.45 Lakhs. The anonymous ‘karan23’ finished runner-up for ₹3.12 Lakhs.

Labroo has been one of the top performers in January, and this happens to be the fifth marquee tourney he has won this month. Some of his other recent exploits include taking down Spartan Poker’s IOPC #38 and the APT#15 Megastack. He has already accumulated ₹33.62 Lakhs in winnings this month, but more importantly, last night`s score has helped him cross the benchmark ₹6 Crore-mark in lifetime earnings.

PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (3rd for ₹2 Lakhs), Karan ‘bozo’ Kapur (4th for ₹1.49 Lakhs), Young Gun Anujkumar ‘aatmaan’ Kodam (5th for ₹1.12 Lakhs), Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (6th for ₹89,208), and Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja (7th for ₹74,088) FT-ed the tourney.

Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari bubbled the FT in eight-place for ₹59,346.

Final Table Results

  1. Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo – ₹4,44,717
  2. karan23 – ₹3,12,039
  3. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – ₹2,00,718
  4. Karan ‘bozo’ Kapur – ₹1,48,554
  5. Anujkumar ‘aatmaan’ Kodam – ₹1,11,510
  6. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹89,208
  7. Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja – ₹74,088


IOPC#99 – Destiny – IOPC Edition ₹10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 218

Re-entries – 74

Rebuys – 174

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 39

The daily running ₹10 Lakhs GTD Destiny – IOPC Edition saw ‘Immortal Killer’ (anonymity requested) walking away with the title and ₹1.78 Lakhs in first-place prize money. Not to forget a seat in the Destiny SnG Finale. The winner also placed sixth in the ₹16.5 Lakhs GTD IOPC#98 for ₹77,055.

Making a grand return to the online felts, seasoned pro Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit picked up ₹1.55 Lakhs for his runner-up finish after a heads-up deal was confirmed. The MTT beast also posted a ninth-place finish in the ₹1.25 Crores GTD IOPC#97 Super High Roller for ₹3.82 lakhs.

Pranay ‘kabira speaking’ Chawla (3rd for ₹97,500), Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta (4th for ₹78,700), and IOPC#52 – High Roller runner-up Young Gung Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (5th for ₹61,700) FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Immortal Killer – ₹1,78,545*
  2. Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit – ₹1,55,255*
  3. Pranay ‘kabira speaking’ Chawla – ₹97,500
  4. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – ₹78,700
  5. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi ₹61,700
  6. asa – ₹46,700
  7. rahulh1 – ₹34,300
  8. Nitparjas – ₹25,200

*denotes heads-up deal


IOPC#94 5.75 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 224

Re-entries – 82

Rebuys – 195

Prize Pool – ₹5,75,000

Places Paid – 39

The afternoon special ₹5.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC#94 overlaid ₹74,000 after registering 501 entries.

A three-way deal took place with Himanshu ‘shambolic794’ Arora walking away with the title and a ₹96,560 cash prize. Nishkarsh ‘DesiKanye’ Madavi (runner-up for ₹76,542) and Shivam ‘G.O.A.T.’ Shukla (3rd for ₹73,895) banked the other top payouts.

Abhijeet ‘knot_snudtke’ Kumar (4th for ₹45,253), Gourav ‘Ammon25121998’ Saini (5th for ₹34,478), Brijesh ‘Vicky3160’ Kumar Shah (6th for ₹26,853), and Pulkit ‘MAAHI MAAREGAA’ Mehra (8th for ₹19,723) rounded out the other known names on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Himanshu ‘shambolic794’ Arora – ₹96,560*
  2. Nishkarsh ‘DesiKanye’ Madavi – ₹76,542*
  3. Shivam ‘G.O.A.T.’ Shukla – ₹73,895*
  4. Abhijeet ‘knot_snudtke’ Kumar – ₹45,253
  5. Gourav ‘Ammon25121998’ Saini – ₹34,478
  6. Brijesh ‘Vicky3160’ Kumar Shah – ₹26,853
  7. Pulkit ‘MAAHI MAAREGAA’ Mehra – ₹19,723
  8. Sunnie_90 – ₹14,490

*denotes three-way deal


Monster Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 124

Re-entries – 64

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 19

The former Millionaire champion Ayush ‘lazyman’ Garg came out on top in Adda52’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo last night, outlasting 188 entries to win ₹1.38 Lakhs. Prabhat ‘nagarbhavininja’ Kiran Mukherjea placed runner-up for ₹84,000.

This happens to be Garg`s first title victory of 2021. His last recorded winning spree was recorded on January 19, when he had run deep in two marquee events, namely Adda52’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man and PokerBaazi’s APT#19 Monsterstack, worth a cumulative ₹1.89 Lakhs in total earnings. He currently sits on ₹3.57 Crores in recorded winnings.

Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (5th for ₹31,250), Haider ‘donktown22’ Madraswala (6th for ₹22,500), and Lavesh ‘lavesh7’ Meena (8th for ₹13,750) also FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Prabhat Kiran Mukherjea
Runner-up Prabhat Kiran Mukherjea


Final Table Results

  1. Ayush ‘lazyman’ Garg – ₹1,38,750
  2. Prabhat ‘nagarbhavininja’ Kiran Mukherjea – ₹84,000
  3. rohit010587 – ₹63,750
  4. Smokijoe – ₹45,000
  5. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar- ₹31,250
  6. Haider ‘donktown22’ Madraswala – ₹22,500
  7. factory123 – ₹18,750
  8. Lavesh ‘lavesh7’ Meena – ₹13,750
  9. lucidity1729 – ₹11,250


IOPC#95 Deepstack 5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 309

Re-entries – 108

Re-buys – 257

Prize Pool – ₹5,39,200

Places Paid – 55

Arun ‘kyachahiye’ Shankar was the last player standing in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD IOPC#95 Deepstack and won ₹70,763 after striking a six-way deal with Abhijeet ‘knot_snudtke’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹51,392), Suraj ‘soorajtodi’ Todi (3rd for ₹50,123), Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth (4th for ₹49,628), ‘VantagePoint’ (5th for ₹48,601) and ‘Hakuna matata’ (6th for ₹41,420).

Final Table Results

  1. Arun ‘kyachahiye’ Shankar – ₹70,763*
  2. Abhijeet ‘knot_snudtke’ Kumar – ₹51,392*
  3. Suraj ‘soorajtodi’ Todi – ₹50,123*
  4. Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth – ₹49,628*
  5. VantagePoint – ₹48,601*
  6. Hakuna matata – ₹41,420*
  7. Jaipalsdangi – ₹17,578
  8. Sarthak ‘$enior@dvocate’ Sharma – ₹12,725

*denotes six-way deal


Thursday DeepStack 6-Max 4 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 90

Re-entries – 62

Prize Pool