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Daily Majors: Ankit Bajaj, Rishi Mundhra, Ravinder Singh, Ashish Kumar & Atishay Samuel Champion the Wednesday Flagships

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  • RUPAM THAKUR July 1, 2021
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Many from the MTT community seem to have taken time off after the hectic NPS grind, as we saw most of the Wednesday flagships registering significant overlays. This is the third consecutive day this has happened.

Ankit Bajaj topped the Wednesday charts. The former FTS Double Stack winner took down Spartan Poker’s ₹26 Lakhs GTD Destiny for ₹5.86 Lakhs, his best-recorded finish this year.

Rishi Mundhra and Ravinder Singh also bagged their best finish of the year so far. While Rishi Mundhra came out on top in Adda52’s Maverick to win ₹3.75 Lakhs, Ravinder Singh snagged PokerBaazi’s The Pride title for ₹2.63 Lakhs after defeating Harshad Barve heads-up.

Tuesday’s The Race champion Ashish Kumar extended his winning run on Spartan Poker by shipping the Wednesday Vibes for ₹1.78 Lakhs. Atishay Samuel championed Adda52’s La Luna for ₹1.22 Lakhs, beating the former AOPS Main Event winner Faiz Alam heads-up.

Dhinesh Kumar, Michael Keishing, Suraj N Yadav, Abhishek Gupta, Anuj Laddhad, and Akash Arora took down the other marquee titles.

Here are the Wednesday highlights.

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Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s Destiny 20.0 series crowned its third champion last night. The ₹26 Lakhs GTD tourney fell ₹2.20 Lakhs short of its listed guarantee after 476 entrants signed up to play. Starting at 8 PM, the event ended at 3:05 AM with the former FTS Double Stack champion Ankit Omprakash ‘ ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj coming out on top to win ₹5.86 Lakhs, making him Wednesday`s chartbuster. He also booked a seat in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Destiny 20.0 SnG Finale set for September (9 PM), at the same time, crossing ₹50 Lakhs in annual earnings.

Ankit Bajaj
Ankit Bajaj


Ankit Bajaj’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.53 Crores| Lifetime Profits: ₹29.50 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹51.90 Lakhs | Annual Profits: ₹24.37 Lakhs

Before taking down the title, Bajaj struck a heads-up deal with the user ‘Bonomo888,’ who banked an equally impressive ₹5.06 Lakhs. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B rounded out the podium, placing third for ₹2.40 Lakhs.

Vinay B
Vinay B


The second Wednesday marquee running as part of Spartan Poker’s Daily Poker Marathon, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes, accumulated a whopping ₹9.18 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 612 entrants. Tuesday’s The Race champion Ashish ‘King$layer’ Kumar continued his hot run by taking down a second Spartan Poker marquee in consecutive days for ₹1.78 Lakhs. Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani placed runner-up for ₹1.13 Lakhs.

Ashish Kumar
Ashish Kumar


Ashish Kumar scored another two ITM finishes last night, collectively earning ₹1.92 Lakhs. He now boasts ₹47.46 Lakhs in lifetime online earnings (₹11.66 Lakhs in net profits).

Michael ‘folditnoob’ Keishing (Won ₹3 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹66,073), Abhishek ‘Terrier’ Gupta (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Ultimate 5 Card PLO for ₹41,135), ‘Mnk_820’ (Won ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD Mega Freeze for ₹26,874), Anuj ‘Anuj16101’ Laddhad (Won ₹70K GTD Afternoon Kick-off for ₹26,527), ‘morphine’ (Won ₹1.10 Lakhs GTD The Centurion Deepstack Boost for ₹22,183), and ‘Mhk123’ (Won ₹50K GTD Energise for ₹16,419) took down the other marquee events on the site.



Ravinder ‘Ravikirti’ Singh was the last player standing in PokerBaazi`s Wednesday headliner, The Pride, and lapped up a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹2.63 Lakhs for the outright win. The long-time circuit reg Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve came second for ₹1.84 Lakhs. The ₹3,850 entry buy-in event logged in a smashing 358-entry field, collecting ₹12.53 Lakhs in the prize pool (over 25% more than its listed ₹10 Lakhs guarantee).

Ravinder Singh
Ravinder Singh


Ravinder Singh bagged his third title of the year on Wednesday, improving his lifetime online tally to ₹67.38 Lakhs (₹18.89 Lakhs in net profits). The former SSS Destiny champion Harshad Barve has touched ₹2.03 Crores in lifetime winnings (₹17.08 Lakhs in net profits).

PokerStars India’s “Star of the Month” – February Armaan ‘Armaan007’ Kochhar FT-ed two events last night, adding ₹1.45 Lakhs overall. His ITM finishes include:

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar


> 4th in The Pride for ₹87,710

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Night on Stars for ₹57,144

> 39th in Adda52’s Maverick for ₹3,750

Armaan Kochhar’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.98 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹97.01 Lakhs|Annual Winnings: ₹1.60 Crores|Annual Profits: ₹33.93 Lakhs|Ranked #11 on the Annual Leaderboard Standings

‘KHATIDRAGON’ (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Holdem Boost DST for ₹62,073), Suraj ‘MR8BEAST’ N Yadav (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Turbo for ₹45,830), ‘Khatriking’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO Boost Monster for ₹41,280), ‘Ronywalker’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Night DST for ₹39,410), and ‘heisenberg07’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Afternoon DST for ₹33,620) championed the other Wednesday marquees.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars was among the several Wednesday marquees that failed to meet its advertised guarantees. The 7:30 PM event experienced an overlay of ₹1.21 Lakhs from an entry field of 214 runners (includes 92 re-entries). The tourney played down to a thrilling heads-up finale between the former Full House winner Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kuma and Rahul ‘LaughingBoddha’ Sengar. Ultimately, Kumar prevailed to win the title for ₹97,576.

Dhinesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar


Dhinesh Kumar made another ITM finish last night, collectively earning ₹1.12 Lakhs. He now has ₹2.66 Crores in lifetime winnings (₹1.09 Crores in net profits). Rahul Sengar, who had satellited his way into the event, added ₹74,672 for his runner-up finish, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹1.20 Crores (₹28.78 Lakhs in net profits).

‘min2thomas’ (Won ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush for ₹39,141), ‘PadfootProngs’ (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Ultrasonic for ₹36,205), ‘Rootahua Macchi’ (Won ₹60K GTD Afternoon on Stars for ₹20,404), ‘dopeinderx’ (Won ₹70K GTD Deepstack for ₹15,949), ‘Ashwinip4873’ (Won ₹50K GTD Total KO 100% for ₹14,827), and Akash ‘AroraSahab’ Arora (Won ₹50K GTD Primetime Grind for ₹11,241) took down the other Wednesday marquees.



Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick registered 639 entries, overlaying ₹46,275. Topping them all was the former Mega Suits AF champion Rishi ‘ronaldo94’ Mundhra, who edged past the user ‘guptaprashant333’ (runner-up for ₹2.17 Lakhs) heads-up to win ₹3.75 Lakhs.

Rishi Mundhra
Rishi Mundhra


This was Mundhra’s fifth title victory of the year, and he now sits on ₹84.23 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Adda52 (₹35.32 Lakhs in site-profits).

Atishay ‘pokergod56’ Samuel raced past the competition in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna to win ₹1.22 Lakhs. The former AOPS Main Event champion Faiz ‘theinternetkid’ Alam finished runner-up for ₹72,529. Compared to the Maverick, La Luna did relatively much better as it collected a guarantee-crushing ₹4.76 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 290 entries.

Atishay Samuel
Atishay Samuel


Atishay Samuel booked his third six-figure score in the last four days with the win and has climbed up to ₹81.88 Lakhs in lifetime online winnings (₹24.42 Lakhs in net profits).

Faiz Alam FT-ed two events yesterday that included a sixth-place finish in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹52,626, collectively adding 1.25 Lakhs.

Faiz Alam’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.45 Crores |Lifetime Profits: ₹79.23 Lakhs

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
shyamzs₹1.74 LakhsNPS#68 Sprint ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
nafeesahmed₹1.28 LakhsNPS#63 Slam Dunk (6-Max) ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
sammybulldog₹61,000Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
hellhell₹59,990Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Yash 'gambler11' Jaiswal₹45,000Mega Freeze ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
60kk108₹37,899Big Bubble Rush ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Muthukumar ‘hero1965’ Rajagopalan₹36,450Nano Siesta ₹1.35 Lakhs GTDAdda52
MaHaKaal777₹28,860Nano Maverick ₹1.65 Lakhs GTDAdda52
sammy19₹24,590Nano Wednesday Adda ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Paperplane₹24,000Daily NLH ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
MallaNi₹18,277Nano Crack Jack ₹75K GTDAdda52
Ravi ‘DJBravo’ Yadav₹9,300Insomnia ₹30K GTDPokerDangal
sangeeta132₹8,424Nano PLO 35K ₹35K GTDAdda52
Neeraj ‘kumartomar’ Kumar₹10,071Nano Battleship ₹30K GTDAdda52
DILAXSHAN₹11,5006 Feet Under PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365


Destiny 26 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 206

Re-entries – 130

Rebuys – 140

Prize Pool – ₹26,00,000

Places Paid – 50

Spartan Poker`s Wednesday headliner, the Destiny, logged in 476 players yesterday, running into a massive overlay worth ₹2.20 Lakhs. The play culminated at 3.05 AM, with the former FTS #5 Doublestack champion Ankit Omprakash ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj coming out on top to win ₹5.86 Lakhs. Bajaj struck a heads-up deal with ‘Bonomo888,’ the latter collecting ₹5.06 Lakhs for their runner-up finish.

Ankit Bajaj’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.53 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹29.50 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹51.90 Lakhs | Annual Profits: ₹24.37 Lakhs

The tournament was the third edition in the ongoing Destiny 20.0 series. TLB crusher Bhanu Prakash KC had claimed the Destiny 19.0 SnG Finale on May 26. There are now seven more weekly runs for the tourney to make before the ten champions sit down to compete in the ₹10 Lakhs added Destiny Finale 20.0 SNG on September 5.

Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk (3rd for ₹2.40 Lakhs), Martin ‘vaipamix’ Gangte (4th for ₹1.72 Lakhs), Kunal ‘Alex52’ Bhatia (6th for ₹91,000), and Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav (7th for ₹65,000) also FT-ed the Wednesday flagship.

Final Table Results

  1. Ankit Omprakash ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj – ₹5,86,349*
  2. Bonomo888 – ₹5,05,651*
  3. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk – ₹2,40,500
  4. Martin ‘vaipamix’ Gangte – ₹1,71,600
  5. Thomas Tuchel – ₹1,09,200
  6. Kunal ‘Alex52’ Bhatia – ₹91,000
  7. Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav – ₹65,000
  8. iceonfire – ₹57,200

*denotes heads-up deal


Maverick 15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 326

Re-entries – 313

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 72

Rishi ‘ronaldo94’ Mundhra was the last player standing in Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick and won a hefty ₹3.75 Lakhs top prize.

Tuesday`s The Mint champion ‘guptaprashant333’ (2nd for ₹2.17 Lakhs) & Deepak ‘peacelover’ Singh (3rd for ₹1.47 Lakhs) secured podium finishes in the event.

The event experienced an overlay worth ₹46,275 after 639 contenders signed up to play the ₹2,500 entry buy-in event.

Last night`s Nighttide DST Adda winner Raghav ‘mrbean98’ Ananth (5th for ₹75,000) and Ankur ‘aceleration’ Sehgal (7th for ₹41,250) also earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Rishi ‘ronaldo94’ Mundhra – ₹3,75,000
  2. guptaprashant333 – ₹2,17,500
  3. Deepak ‘peacelover’ Singh – ₹1,47,000
  4. gouthamishan – ₹1,05,000
  5. Raghav ‘mrbean98’ Ananth – ₹75,000
  6. jahaan – ₹52,500
  7. Ankur ‘aceleration’ Sehgal – ₹41,250
  8. Kalanki – ₹30,000


The Pride 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 178

Re-entries – 180

Prize Pool – ₹12,53,000

Places Paid – 45

Ravinder ‘Ravikirti’ Singh conquered a 358 player-field in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride to collect a ₹2.63 Lakhs payday. The long-time circuit regular Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve finished runner-up for ₹1.84 Lakhs.

The Night on Stars third-place finisher Armaan ‘Armaan007’ Kochhar (4th for ₹87,710), La Luna runner-up finisher Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam (6th for ₹52,626), and Sunday’s The Millionaire runner-up finisher Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani (7th for ₹43,855) also FT-ed the event.

Runner-up Harshad Barve
Runner-up Harshad Barve


Final Table Results

  1. Ravinder ‘Ravikirti’ Singh – ₹2,63,130
  2. Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve – ₹1,84,191
  3. mithalnupur – ₹1,18,409
  4. Armaan ‘Armaan007’ Kochhar – ₹87,710
  5. ante2410 – ₹65,783
  6. Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam – ₹52,626
  7. Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani – ₹43,855
  8. majnubhai – ₹35,084


Wednesday Vibes 8 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 290

Re-entries – 110

Rebuys – 212

Prize Pool – ₹9,18,000

Places Paid – 55

Spartan Poker’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes brought in a bumper 612-entry field, generating a ₹9.18 Lakhs prize pool. Tuesday’s The Race champion Ashish ‘King$layer’ Kumar kept his hot run going as he took down the event for a ₹1.78 Lakhs payday, winning his second title on consecutive days.

The Game Changer 3.0 winner Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani finished runner-up for ₹1.13 Lakhs.

Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana (4th for ₹66,004), Sumit ‘pleasedontbet’ Silwal (6th for ₹40,208), Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj (7th for ₹29,927), and Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (8th for ₹21,665) also FT-ed the event.

Runner-up Siddhanth Kripalani
Runner-up Siddhanth Kripalani


Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘King$layer’ Kumar – ₹1,78,092
  2. Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani – ₹1,12,914
  3. LoopreviL – ₹81,610
  4. Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana – ₹66,004
  5. DogaXII – ₹52,234
  6. Sumit ‘pleasedontbet’ Silwal – ₹40,208
  7. Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj – ₹29,927
  8. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹21,665


Night on Stars 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,950

Entries – 122

Re-entries – 92

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 26

The former Full House Finale winner and four-time Uppercut champion Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar was the last player standing in PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars and won ₹97,576. Rahul ‘LaughingBoddha’ Sengar stood second for ₹74,672.

Dhinesh Kumar`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.66 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.09 Crores

The ₹1,950 entry buy-in event registered 214 participants, overlaying a glaring ₹1.21 Lakhs.

Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar (3rd for ₹57,144) and Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR (7th for ₹19,599) FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar – ₹97,576
  2. Rahul ‘LaughingBoddha’ Sengar – ₹74,672
  3. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar – ₹57,144
  4. Shakthiman – ₹43,731
  5. Rjnshpl – ₹33,466
  6. Vish_Jeet – ₹25,610
  7. Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR – ₹19,599
  8. Loosecannon08 – ₹14,998
  9. rachit9786 – ₹11,478


La Luna 4 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 147

Re-entries – 143

Prize Pool – ₹4,75,600

Places Paid – 30

Upcoming poker talent Atishay ‘pokergod56’ Samuel registered his third deep run in four days last night. After finishing runner-up in Sunday’s Money Heist on Spartan Poker and Monday’s Iron Man on Adda52, Samuel finally locked in a title win in Adda52’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna for ₹1.22 Lakhs.

He also placed 11th in Spartan Poker’s Wednesday Vibes for ₹11,108, raking in ₹1.32 Lakhs in cumulative earnings. Samuel now has tracked online winnings worth ₹81.88 Lakhs (₹24.42 Lakhs in net profits).

Atishay Samuel’s heads-up opponent Faiz ‘theinternetkid’ Alam is another player who’s been in good form of late. The Kolkata-based pro placed third in PokerStars India’s Battle Royale on Monday and secured two FT finishes on Wednesday. Alam posted two deep runs last night, crossing ₹3.45 Crores in lifetime online winnings (₹79.23 Lakhs in net profits).

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹52,626

> 2nd in Adda52`s La Luna for ₹72,529

Anish ‘TheBigBangV2’ Garg (4th for ₹40,426) and PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem ‘nadeem0021’ Basha (5th for ₹27,347) FT-ed the event.


Big Bubble Rush 1.75 Lakh GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 104

Re-entries – 72

Regular Prize Pool – ₹88,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹88,000

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,76,000

Places Paid – 19

PokerStars India user ‘min2thomas’ shipped the ₹1.75 Lakh GTD Big Bubble Rush for ₹39,141 after eliminating Dev ‘quadkiller19’ Singh (runner-up for ₹26,203) in second place.

The ₹1,100 entry buy-in event managed to break even after logging in a starting field of 176 entries, and the top 19 places walked past the money line.

Abhinav ‘hustler427’ Jain (3rd for ₹15,447), Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla (4th for ₹9,527), and Ajay ‘AJ14071988’ Sharma (5th for ₹11,799) also FT-ed the tourney!


6-Max Holdem Boost 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 147

Re-entries – 134

Prize Pool – ₹2,81,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi`s 9 PM fixture, the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost, had the mystery user ‘KHATIDRAGON’ racing past the 281-entry field to win ₹62,073. Their heads-up opponent, ‘TheShowdown,’ placed runner-up for ₹43,555.

Praveen ‘PinaWXD’ KR came fifth for ₹15,567.


The Closer 1.5 Lakhs GTD – GoodPoker

Buy-in – ₹1,000

Entries – 91

Re-entries – 70

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 24

GoodPoker’s daily-running ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD The Closer saw ‘GoGoneGo’ walking away with the title and ₹31,500 in prize money. ‘galat’ came second for ₹23,250.


Wednesday PLO 1 Lakh GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 87

Rebuys – 48

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 23

PokerDangal regular ‘flashsurya’ shipped the ₹1 Lakh GTD Wednesday PLO to win ₹21,000. ‘Mkumar1’ added ₹15,500 to their poker bankroll for placing runner-up.


6 Feet Under 25K GTD PLO Deepstack – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 27

Re-entries – 17

Prize Pool – ₹25,000

Places Paid – 5

‘IameroK8641l’ championed the ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack on Khelo365 for ₹10,750. ‘jio1991’ came second for ₹5,750.


This report was updated at 6:30 PM on 1.7.2021.

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