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The MTT rush is finally back with India`s grandest online series, ₹30 Crores GTD IOPC getting underway on Spartan Poker about an hour ago! The next 18 days promise to be filled with explosive action, so stay tuned to our Daily Majors report for all the updates!
Overall, it was a colorful Wednesday, and PokerStars India`s ₹1.40 Crores GTD Winter Series Afterparty only added to the excitement.
The first-ever IOPC Mastermind, Aniket Waghmare, seems to have warmed up nicely for the 12th edition of IOPC as he took down Spartan Poker’s Destiny last night for ₹6.49 Lakhs. Another former IOPC champion, Harshad Barve, collected ₹5.88 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.
Siddharth Pandey came out on top in Adda52’s Maverick to collect a site-best ₹4.09 Lakhs. The recent NPS Main Event runner-up finisher, Aayush Arya, placed second for ₹2.37 Lakhs.
One of the top-ranked players of 2021, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha, took down PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹3.25 Lakhs, winning the Wednesday marquee for the third time yesterday! Dinesh Singh placed runner-up for ₹2.28 Lakhs.
Sunday’s Money Heist winner Tarush Gupta shipped PokerStars India’s Winter Series#56 Night on Stars for ₹1.17 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Debneil Mukherjee (2nd for ₹1.16 Lakhs). Mukherjee made a top finish in the Bounty Builder (3rd for ₹27,881), rounding up ₹1.44 Lakhs in total winnings.
Rubin Labroo won PokerBaazi’s 7-Max Sprint for ₹1.06 Lakhs following a three-way deal with Tuesday`s The Endeavour champion Ayush Garg (2nd for ₹1.01 Lakhs) and ‘sanchit1990‘ (3rd for ₹87,324).
Shobhit Bhargava, Sumit Pal, Mohsin Shaikh, Rithik Tawari, and Niteen Raj were the other prominent winners!
Here are the Wednesday highlights!
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Sitting on the eve of the 12th edition of the IOPC, both the Spartan Poker flagships crushed their respective prize pool guarantees!
The ₹25 Lakhs GTD Destiny brought in 589 runners, generating a ₹29.45 Lakhs prize pool. The top 50 finishers got paid, and the former IOPC #73 Millionaire Legends Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare walked away with the title and ₹6.49 Lakhs in prize money. He struck a heads-up deal with the IOPC July 2021 Blaze of Glory champion Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve (2nd for ₹5.88 Lakhs).
Aniket Waghmare had won The Mint in the first week of January and yesterday`s victory and made the seventh player to book a seat in the Destiny 22.0 SnG Finale (scheduled for February 13, 9 PM). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.66 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.27 Crore
The ₹6.50 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes registered a 573-entry field, and the ₹8.60 Lakhs prize pool was distributed among the top 47 finishers. The user ‘ArMaGaDoN’ eventually bagged the title for ₹1.62 Lakhs after shaking hands on a deal with ‘nseexchange’ (2nd for ₹1.12 Lakhs).
‘Bluffdaddy03’ (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹66,548), ‘Manaliaces’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹45,942), ‘GODFATHERRR’ (Won Afternoon Kick-off ₹70K GTD for ₹21,234), ‘Betelgeuse’ (Won Epic ₹80K GTD for ₹20,568), Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh (Won Centurion ₹50K GTD for ₹12,000), ‘prithvig0994’ (Won Epic ₹30K GTD for ₹7,665), ‘limajamir’ (Won Striker ₹18K GTD for ₹6,057), and ‘control’ (Won 6 Cards PLO Epic ₹12K GTD for ₹3,341) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.
PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride witnessed a steady turnout, with 462 participants generating a whopping ₹16.17 Lakhs in prize money. PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha was the last player standing and added ₹3.25 Lakhs to his burgeoning bankroll. Dinesh ‘Daddu26’ Singh finished runner-up for ₹2.28 Lakhs.
Arjanveer Singh Chadha also cashed PokerStars India’s Winter Series#56 Night on Stars (25th for ₹7,723), rounding up ₹3.33 Lakhs in total winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.24 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹3.33 Crores | Finished #5 in the 2021 Leaderboard Standings
Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo overcame the 453-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Sprint, banking the lion’s share of the ₹6.8 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹1.06 Lakhs and his first title of the year. He struck a three-way deal with Ayush ‘Proman502’ Garg (2nd for ₹1.01 Lakhs) and ‘sanchit1990’ (3rd for ₹87,324).
Rubin Labroo’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.30 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹1.88 Crores
The former Millionaire champion Ayush Garg made away with ₹1.40 Lakhs on the back of three deep runs.
His ITM finishes include:
> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s 7-Max Sprint for ₹1,00,803
> 12th in Spartan Poker’s Destiny for ₹29,450
> 16th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-58 Bounty Builder for ₹9,555
Ayush Garg’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹1.95 Crores
‘kalakhata’ (Won Hyper Sprint ₹2 Lakh GTD for ₹69,140), ‘ravi250294’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹49,150), Shobhit ‘AlreadyTaken’ Bhargava (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹39,660), ‘nimbupani’ (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹34,820), Sumit ‘sumitpal009’ Pal (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹25,720), ‘pintu00’ (Won Daily Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹21,070), and Rithik ‘Rithiktawari’ Tawari (Won 5-max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹10,910) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees.
Wednesday marked Day 2 of PokerStars India`s Winter Series Afterparty, and the MTT turnouts were better than usual!
The day`s signature event, ₹7 Lakhs GTD Winter Series#56 Night on Stars, logged in 270 entries filling in a nominal ₹25,000 in overlays. Sunday’s Money Heist winner Tarush ‘busssster’ Gupta walked away with the title and ₹1.17 Lakhs in prize money following a heads-up deal with Debneil ‘ChhotaD0N’ Mukherjee (2nd for ₹1.16 Lakhs).
Tarush Gupta’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹95.75 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹15.03 Lakhs
Debneil Mukherjee cashed three events (including two FT finishes), collectively worth ₹1.52 Lakhs.
His ITM finishes include:
> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Winter Series#56 Night on Stars for ₹1,15,604
> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Winter Series#58 Bounty Builder for ₹27,881
> 38th in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹8,732
Debneil Mukherjee’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹95.37 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹7.03 Lakhs
Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta posted five ITM finishes, cumulatively adding ₹97,332.
His ITM finishes include:
> 5th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series#56 Night on Stars for ₹41,899
> 11th in Adda52’s Maverick for ₹20,438
> 8th in PokerBaazi’s Sprint 7-Max for ₹18,211
> 7th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series#58 Bounty Builder for ₹13,653
> 5th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series#57 Primetime Grind for ₹3,131
Akshay Gupta’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.70 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹17.73 Lakhs
The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Winter Series#58 Bounty Builder recorded a 187-player strong field, and the top 19 places got a piece of the ₹3.32 Lakhs prize money. The user ‘cowboysinplay’ topped the field and won ₹69,773 (includes ₹40,469 in bounties). Site-reg Vikram ‘GreenSTUFF79’ Mishra finished runner-up for ₹44,438 (includes ₹15,134 in bounties).
Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar crossed the money line in three events for a collective ₹52,019.
His ITM finishes include:
> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s PLO Boost Monster for ₹25,492
> 8th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series#58 Bounty Builder for ₹13,355
> 9th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series#56 Night on Stars for ₹13,172
Armaan Kochhar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.94 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.12 Crores
‘gauravboi’ (Won Winter Series#60 Ultrasonic ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,708), ‘newbie884’ (Won Winter Series#54 Deepstack ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹23,906), ‘$kaching1cr’ (Won Winter Series#59 Omania 6-Max ₹40K GTD for ₹16,306), ‘kick_aasss014’ (Won Winter Series#57 Primetime Grind ₹70K GTD for ₹12,160), ‘Chinchan0524’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹10,856), and ‘kelvinkean3’ (Won Winter Series#55 Bounty Builder PKO ₹40K GTD for ₹9,541) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.
Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick drew 654 entrants, rounding up ₹16.35 Lakhs in the prize pool. The top 72 players earned a share of the spoils. Siddharth ‘gabandheer’ Pandey went all the way last night to win the title for a site-best ₹4.09 Lakhs, while Aayush ‘aayusharya’ Arya finished runner-up for ₹2.37 Lakhs.
Siddharth Pandey cashed another three events, collectively earning ₹4.24 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.56 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹21.74 Lakhs
The 9:30 PM La Luna brought in 329 entries, comfortably riding past its listed ₹4 Lakhs guarantee, and 34 places took a bite out of the ₹5.40 Lakhs prize pool. The event came to a close at 3.17 AM, with Adda52 user ‘STEWIEGRIFFIN’ winning the title for ₹97,188 following a three-way deal with Kunal ‘Kunotaguero’ Yadav (2nd for ₹90,445) and Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari (3rd for ₹88,352).
‘STEWIEGRIFFIN’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: ₹1.88 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹77,486
‘dameshori’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹38,016), ‘Mantri97’ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD for ₹28,260), ‘ArvinJ’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹60K GTD for ₹14,318), ‘eswar518’ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹13,774), ‘Chamling12’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹11,557), and Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹10,384) won the other Adda52 marquees!
Khelo365 user ‘jeyguru’ fired two bullets in the ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack before taking down the event for ₹10,000. ‘Aftab2616’ placed runner-up for ₹6,250.
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