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Daily Majors: Anirudh Reddy, Allen Romeo, Nitin Rawat & Nishaanth S Conquer the Wednesday Flagships

Daily Majors: Anirudh Reddy, Allen Romeo, Nitin Rawat & Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram
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  • RUPAM THAKUR August 18, 2022
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Wednesday was another action-driven day for online MTT players, with PokerBaazi’s Baazi Turbo Series, Pocket52’s Pocket Poker Championship, PokerDangal’s Destiny Changer Lite, and IndiaPlays’s Independence Special Tournament setting up a firecracker line-up of tournaments!

Anirudh Reddy made the mid-week headlines for winning Spartan Poker’s Wednesday High Roller for 5.88 Lakhs (his first title in almost four months) and crossed 3 Crores in tracked online earnings. He chopped the title heads-up with PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul Steves (2nd for 5.57 Lakhs).

Spartan Poker user ‘MagicMan13’ took down the site’s other Wednesday flagship, Destiny, scoring a site-best 4.55 Lakhs and a seat in the Destiny 24.0 SnG Finale. Upcoming poker pro Gopal Bajaj came second for 3.03 Lakhs.

PokerBaazi reg Allen Romeo shipped the Baazi Turbo Series headliner last night, BTS#19 Mini Main Event, for a career-best 4.31 Lakhs. Ankit Agarwal made away with an even better 5.01 Lakhs (personal-best) in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

The BTS#14 Tuesday Prime runner-up finisher, poker streamer Nitin Rawat fired up five ITM runs yesterday, netting an impressive 3.92 Lakhs. He notably took down PokerStars India’s Night on Stars (1.01 Lakhs) and booked third-place finishes in Adda52’s Maverick (2.34 Lakhs) (three-way deal) and Spartan Poker’s Wed Poker Nite #1 (46,305). The BTS#16 third-place finisher Himanshu Kataria came second in the Night on Stars for 77,611 (won 1.46 Lakhs overall).

Last week`s FCS #69 High Roller runner-up finisher, Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram, championed Adda52’s Maverick for 2.69 Lakhs following a three-way deal with Vishnu Khandelwal (2nd for 2.46 Lakhs) and the Night on Stars winner Nitin Rawat (3rd for 2.34 Lakhs).

Kunal Agrawal topped PokerBaazi’s BTS#18 for 1.28 Lakhs, with Ishaan Pandya collecting 94,480 as the runner-up.

Pradip Ghosh conquered PokerBaazi`s BTS#21 WTB for 1.26 Lakhs, picking up his fourth title this month. Vishal Kumar (2nd for 96,642) and Siddhanth Kapoor (3rd for 68,719) locked in podium finishes.

Manoj Sharma (Won BTS#17 4-Max Hyper for 1.08 Lakhs) and Prince Singh (Won BTS#16 for 74,400) won the other Baazi Turbo Series titles.

Sankalp Marwah, Sanjay Khanna, Avinash Kumar, Shibsambhu Ghosh, Clinton Tavares, Rahul Agarwal, Bhanu Prakash KC, Shobhit Bhargava, Abhishek Sonu, Akash Saluja, Ravi Kumar, and Naresh Kumar won the other Wednesday marquees.

Here are the Wednesday highlights!

 

PokerBaazi

BTS#19 Mini Main Event – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 4,400

Entries – 416

Re-entries – 341

Prize Pool – 30,28,000

Places Paid – 90

PokerBaazi loyalist Allen ‘romeo333’ Romeo clinched his first seven-figure score on the site yesterday, taking down Wednesday`s featured Baazi Turbo Series attraction, 25 Lakhs GTD BTS#19 Mini Main Event, for a career-best 4.31 Lakhs.

Allen Romeo
Allen Romeo

 

Romeo outplayed the 757-entry field and chopped the Mini Main Event title heads-up with Ankit ‘gabru1410’ Agarwal, who locked in the biggest share of the prize pool, a personal-best 5.01 Lakhs in second place.

Allen Romeo fired up another three ITM runs across PokerBaazi events, adding 4.45 Lakhs altogether. His Wednesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s BTS#19 Mini Main Event for 4,31,020

> 15th in PokerBaazi`s BTS#17 4-Max Hyper for 9,870

> 60th in PokerBaazi`s BTS#16 for 2,100

> 67th in PokerBaazi`s Daily Boost for 1,769

Allen Romeo’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 21.45 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7

Final Table Results

  1. Allen ‘romeo333’ Romeo – 4,31,020*
  2. Ankit ‘gabru1410’ Agarwal – 5,01,301*
  3. Vishal ‘Darky’ Ojha – 2,47,690
  4. CrystalTurtle44 – 1,83,194
  5. Kovid ‘fzzzyyy’ Saraswat – 1,37,168
  6. Mayank ‘Newsolidcash’ Maruka – 1,10,825
  7. Sanket ‘aslipapaji’ Jain – 91,748
  8. Prashant ‘prashant031’ Pandagre – 72,975

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

BTS#18 PKO – ₹8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 241

Re-entries – 192

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 77

Kunal ‘symbolicchamp’ Agrawal waded across the 433-entry field in PokerBaazi’s BTS#18, winning the 7 PM flagship for ₹1.28 Lakhs (₹7,200 in bounties). Ishaan ‘ideatheater11’ Pandya collected ₹94,480 (₹2,000 in bounties) in second place.

Agrawal also cashed the Daily Boost (62nd for ₹1,769), bringing his Wednesday take-home to ₹1.34 Lakhs and his tracked online winnings to ₹29.35 Lakhs.

The ₹2,200 buy-in tournament had to fill in ₹1.07 Lakhs in overlays, and 77 places earned a share of the prize pool.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Kunal ‘symbolicchamp’ Agrawal – 1,28,000
  2. Ishaan ‘ideatheater11’ Pandya – 94,480
  3. abhi321letsgo – 71,760
  4. qwertyyy2621 – 50,880
  5. Arjun ‘Asuran’ Baskaran – 37,200
  6. Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah – 26,480
  7. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – 23,440
  8. Harshit ‘Gotiyaa’ Swaika – 17,680

 

BTS#21 WTB – 8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 259

Re-entries – 159

Prize Pool – 8,36,000

Places Paid – 77

Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh has been having a gala time in online MTTs and the online reg picking up his fourth title of the month last night, winning PokerBaazi`s 8 Lakhs GTD BTS#21 WTB for 1.26 Lakhs.

Pradip Ghosh
Pradip Ghosh

 

Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar (2nd for 96,642) and the multi-talented Siddhanth ‘Bullzeye’ Kapoor (3rd for 68,719) locked in podium finishes.

Siddhanth Kapoor
Siddhanth Kapoor

 

Pradip Ghosh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.47 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.01 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #22 | Annual Winnings: 1.21 Crores

Siddhanth Kapoor has been on a scoring spree recently, and he made away with 1.08 Lakhs last night from six ITM finishes, which include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BTS#21 WTB for 68,719

> 40th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#19 Mini Main Event for 14,534

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s Afternoon Boost for 10,400

> 13th in Spartan Poker’s Wed Poker Nite #1 for 7,425

> 55th in Adda52’s Maverick for 4,500

> 80th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#16 for 1,950

Siddhanth Kapoor’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.53 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #6 | Annual Winnings: 1.14 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – 1,26,236
  2. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – 96,642
  3. Siddhanth ‘Bullzeye’ Kapoor – 68,719
  4. Amit ‘churu’ J – 51,498
  5. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni – 35,948
  6. Rafiq ‘Mrkhan’ Khan – 25,164
  7. Rohit ‘mrblue1205’ Malhotra – 20,315
  8. Ravi ‘rvjn91’ Jain – 16,386

 

BTS#17 4-Max Hyper – 7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 169

Re-entries – 177

Prize Pool – 7,00,000

Places Paid – 65

Improving upon his third-place finish in BTS#5 earlier in the week, Manoj ‘cutymannu’ Sharma made the victory march in PokerBaazi`s 7 Lakhs GTD BTS#17 4-Max Hyper last night, picking up his first BTS title and 1.08 Lakhs in first-place prize money. Rohit ‘mrblue1205’ Malhotra finished runner-up for 80,290.

Rohit Malhotra
Rohit Malhotra

 

The small stakes grinder, Manoj Sharma, had a breakout run last, cashing almost 1.29 Lakhs from two final table scores. His Wednesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BTS#17 4-Max Hyper for 1,08,500

> 2nd in Adda52’s Nano Maverick for 20,088

Manoj Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 34.02 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #23

The 7 PM marquee registered a 346-player field and had to fill in a glaring 1.81 Lakhs in overlays.

Final Table Results

  1. Manoj ‘cutymannu’ Sharma – 1,08,500
  2. Rohit ‘mrblue1205’ Malhotra – 80,290
  3. Ravi ‘rvjn91’ Jain – 58,100
  4. Jitin ‘Jraj94’ Nath – 44,170

 

BTS#16 – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 231

Re-entries – 205

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 83

PokerBaazi loyalist Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh came out on top in PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD BTS#16 to collect a winner’s paycheck worth 74,400.

Prince Singh
Prince Singh

 

The five-time SPRINT champion, Prince Singh, lapped up ₹78,900 in Wednesday winnings as he also cashed PokerBaazi’s Afternoon Boost (29th for ₹4,500). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.77 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹46 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #24

The 1,100 buy-in tournament attracted 436 entrants, and the top 83 finishers benefitted from the ₹64,000 in overlay value added by the site.

Final Table Results

  1. Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh – 74,400
  2. Satya222 – 57,000
  3. Himanshu ‘himkat’ Kataria – 43,000
  4. anish130 – 31,050
  5. Maverick_ – 21,800
  6. Nadeem ‘SpadeHunter’ Basha – 15,350
  7. HGOEL1993 – 12,250
  8. Pranay ‘hungryanimal’ Sikka – 9,750

 

1 Crore GTD BTS#20 Main Event – Day 1A

> Day 1A – Entries: 229 | Re-entries: 114 | Survivors: 48 | Chip Leader: ‘Lexux2302’ (264,000)

 

BTS Leaderboard Standings After Day 4

After four action-packed days of action, the top three names on the BTS leaderboard standings remain unchanged from Tuesday. Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh (3,555 points) is still the player to catch in the 10 Lakhs GTD BTS Leaderboard race, with Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal (3,419 points) and Ganesh ‘Ganesh24’ Durgade (3,222 points) ranked #2 & #3 respectively.

RankPlayerPoints
1Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh3,555
2Ashish 'Notoriouskonvict' Nailwal3,419
3Ganesh 'Ganesh24' Durgade3,222
4Bhanu 'Chennaino1' Prakash KC3,044
5Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta2,952
6CrystalTurtle442,872
7Neeraj 'SelfClaimedPro' Kumar2,829
8Siddhanth 'Bullzeye' Kapoor2,733
9Pritam 'Pritam1301' Amritkar2,710
10Shubham 'bakchod' Agarwal2,513

 

Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah (Won 5 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Boost for 80,000), Sanjay ‘sanjaykotak’ Khanna (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for 60,700), ‘Kunnuuu’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for 53,060), ‘Sksushil’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD SPRINT for 37,310), Rahul ‘rahullpharm’ Agarwal (Won 1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for 23,110), Akash ‘Bazingaking’ Saluja (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for 10,700), and ‘migueangel’ (Won 50K GTD 5-Max Daily for 5,830) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

Spartan Poker

Destiny – ₹22 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 205

Re-entries – 78

Rebuys – 171

Prize Pool – ₹22,70,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker user ‘MagicMan13’ conquered the site’s Wednesday headliner ₹22 Lakhs GTD Destiny, outlasting a vast 454-player field to win a site-best ₹4.55 Lakhs and a seat in the Destiny 24.0 SnG Finale. Upcoming poker pro Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj came second for ₹3.03 Lakhs – his third time making it into the FT in the Wednesday flagship.

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj

 

Gopal Bajaj made away with almost ₹3.14 Lakhs in Wednesday winnings on the back of three ITM finishes. His online stats (Spartan Poker & PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.37 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹72.36 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #28 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.26 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. MagicMan13 – ₹4,55,135
  2. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – ₹3,02,591
  3. Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha – ₹2,21,325
  4. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – ₹1,78,649
  5. Sreekanth ‘GL1DE’ Narayan – ₹1,40,059
  6. Rahul ‘JacK`spArrow’ Kumar M Jain – ₹1,06,009
  7. frostbyte28 – ₹77,861
  8. bigbucks – ₹57,204

 

Wednesday High Roller – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹16,500

Entries – 91

Re-entries – 38

Rebuys – 52

Prize Pool – ₹27,15,000

Places Paid – 17

Taking down his first flagship title since returning from the 2022 WSOP, Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy galloped across the finish line in Spartan Poker’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD Wednesday High Roller, overcoming a guarantee-crushing 181-entry field to win ₹5.88 Lakhs. He struck a heads-up deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves (2nd for ₹5.57 Lakhs).

Anirudh Reddy
Anirudh Reddy

 

Not only was yesterday’s victory Reddy’s first in almost four months, but it also pushed him past ₹3 Crores in tracked online earnings.

Anirudh Reddy’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.03 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹99.49 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #6

Sahil ‘d0nkish’ Mahboobani picked up ₹2.54 Lakhs on the back of two ITM runs, which include:

Sahil Mahboobani
Sahil Mahboobani

 

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Wednesday High Roller for ₹2,48,423

> 39th in Adda52’s Maverick for ₹6,000

Sahil Mahboobani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.9 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.90 Crores |Titles Won in 2022: #8

Final Table Results

  1. Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy – ₹5,88,102*
  2. Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves – ₹5,56,542*
  3. Tom Keen – ₹3,00,008
  4. Sahil ‘d0nkish’ Mahboobani – ₹2,48,423
  5. Raghav ‘Mr. Bean’ Ananth – ₹2,00,367
  6. Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora – ₹1,58,013

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

‘aashikali13’ (Won 4 Lakhs GTD Wed Poker Nite #1 for 99,675) and ‘vishalguru’ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for 60,000) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

Pocket52

PPC#17 Pocket Jacks – 6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,500

Entries – 120

Re-entries – 88

Prize Pool – 6,00,000

Places Paid – 30

The user ‘GotNoChange’ took the 208-player field by storm in Pocket52’s Wednesday PPC flagship, 6 Lakhs GTD PPC#17 Pocket Jacks, adding first place prize money worth 1.20 Lakhs to their bankroll.

Shrvan ‘SSAHisoka’ Amlekar fell inches short of the finish line, taking home 85,500 in second place.

Shrvan Amlekar
Shrvan Amlekar

 

Final Table Results

  1. GotNoChange – 1,20,000
  2. Shrvan ‘SSAHisoka’ Amlekar – 85,500
  3. Gizopy – 60,000
  4. killer001 – 42,000
  5. Madlen – 31,500
  6. Salazar – 24,000

 

PPC#18 Pocket Tanks – 3 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 111

Re-entries – 60

Prize Pool – 3,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Pocket52 network user ‘Jayjay’ emerged triumphant over the 171-strong field in the other PPC marquee, 3 Lakhs GTD PPC#18 Pocket Tanks, accumulating 63,000 in first-place prize money.

‘rocks_hPLmeIVX82’ banked 46,500 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. jayjay – 63,000
  2. rocks_hPLmeIVX82 – 46,500
  3. user1654179704 – 34,500
  4. quick_farfetch’d165_9398083 – 24,000
  5. tiltmenot – 18,000
  6. Sam_PEDbKBtEzK – 13,500

 

Shailesh ‘MrShailesh’ Kumar Patel (Won 2 Lakhs GTD PPC#15 Pocket Brunch for 40,200), ‘tiltmenot’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD PPC#20 Pocket Chips for 34,500), ‘jayjay’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD PPC#16 Pocket Snacks for 32,960), ‘kof98’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD PPC#14 Pocket Soda for 23,000), and ‘known_bear55_19204157’ (Won 75K GTD PPC#19 PocketsFull for 13,875) won the other Pocket Poker Championship titles on Wednesday.

 

MPL Poker

Wednesday Bonanza – 3 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 247

Prize Pool – 3,00,000

Places Paid – 37

MPL Poker user ‘ninja910549’ trampled over a 247-player field in the 3 Lakh GTD Wednesday Bonanza to win 70,500. The user ‘gaganlovepriya’ finished runner-up for 44,850.

Final Table Results

  1. ninja910549 – 70,500
  2. gaganlovepriya – 44,850
  3. r_g_love – 30,450
  4. Mampi ‘smartmaps189060’ Biswas – 24,150
  5. mirajahmed11 – 15,900
  6. Sandeep ‘kryptic99’ Varma R S – 11,250
  7. Mumal ‘yashashvi20’ Bhati – 9,000
  8. Suresh ‘fakir0098’ Kumar – 7,200

 

 

PokerDangal

PokerDangal’s “more affordable” 30 Lakhs GTD Destiny Changer Lite made its grand debut yesterday, playing out the first of six starting flights.

30 Lakhs GTD Destiny Changer Lite – Day 1A

> Day 1A – Entries: 97 | Rebuys: 18 | Survivors: 22 | Chip Leader: ‘Allin1’ (160,398)

 

PokerStars India

Night on Stars – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,750

Entries – 94

Re-entries – 70

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 20

A day after finishing runner-up in BTS#14 Tuesday Prime, poker streamer Nitin ‘NRIPOKER’ Rawat scored the winning touchdown in PokerStars India`s 5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars, netting 1.01 Lakhs. Last night`s BTS#16 third-place finisher, Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria, made away with 77,611 in second place.

Nitin Rawat
Nitin Rawat

 

The two-time FTS title winner, Nitin Rawat, accumulated almost 3.92 Lakhs across five ITM runs, including three FT finishes, and even made Day 2 in the BTS Main Event!

His Wednesday finishes include:

> 3rd in Adda52’s Maverick for 2,33,612

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Night on Stars for 1,00,803

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Wed Poker Nite #1 for 46,305

> 79th in PokerBaazi`s BTS#19 Mini M