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Daily Majors: Ankit Wadhawan, Devrat Singh, Vishal Bajaj, Naresh Veeravalli & Akhand Shukla Dominate the Wednesday Flagships

Daily Majors 02-09
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  • RUPAM THAKUR September 2, 2021
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Wednesday packed quite the punch with PokerGuru Ambassadors dominating the day`s proceedings with three top finishes.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan was the Wednesday chartbuster as he won Spartan Poker’s Destiny for a second time for ₹6.12 Lakhs.

The former Full House champion Devrat Singh took down Adda52’s Maverick for ₹3.94 Lakhs beating Sajjan Barnwal heads-up.

PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj is on a breakout run and bagged a flagship title for a second consecutive day. He shipped PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹2.25 Lakhs. Vijay Shanmugham finished second.

PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh Veeravalli made away with ₹1.40 Lakhs in winnings from two FT finishes.

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Sprint for ₹94,927

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹45,120

Amrit Mishra came out on top in Adda52’s La Luna for ₹1.26 Lakhs.

Akhand Shukla bested Yash Shrivastava heads-up in PokerStars India’s Night on Stars to collect a personal best ₹1.01 Lakhs.

Aditya Kesharwani, Gurukumarswami Gaddigimath, Akshay Gupta, Neeraj Kumar, Karan Radia, Akash Sharma, and Rasdeep Kumar dominated the other marquee events.

Here are the Wednesday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Returning for its scheduled weekly run, the ₹23 Lakhs GTD Destiny saw PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan race past the competition to collect the day’s top score worth ₹6.12 Lakhs and a seat in the Destiny 20.0 SnG Finale (September 5 at 9 PM). The Chandigarh-based pro clinched his career-second Destiny title after besting ‘Stormbreaker19’ (2nd for ₹3.81 Lakhs) heads-up and stormed his way into the top 10 of the annual leaderboard rankings.

Ankit Wadhawan
Ankit Wadhawan

 

Ankit Wadhawan’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.63 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹2.09 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.23 Crores | Ranked #10 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The second Spartan Poker marquee, the ₹6 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes, wrangled in 478 participants, leading to a prize pool collection of ₹7.17 Lakhs. After nearly seven hours of play, the mystery user ‘uLimp_iRaise’ emerged the champion and won ₹1.40 Lakhs. Parth ‘ucallucry’ Budhraja placed runner-up for ₹88,765. The winning user is likely a new screen name on Spartan Poker with ₹1.42 Lakhs in site winnings.

‘giraffebanger’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.10 Lakhs GTD for ₹57,866) and ‘vickyab’ (Won Epic – Insomniac ₹5K GTD for ₹1,355) shipped the other Wednesday marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The WPT Online India High Roller champion PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘Vishzz’ Bajaj is on a heater of a lifetime. If he had posted top finishes in the Mega Stack and The Endeavour on Tuesday, the 25-year-old came out on top in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride last night to win ₹2.25 Lakhs. One of the top talents at PokerGuru Staking, Bajaj outlasted the 291-entry field in The Pride, besting Vijay ‘vijay0709’ Shanmugham (2nd for ₹1.58 Lakhs) in the heads-up showdown.

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj

 

Vishal Bajaj’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.73 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.15 Crores| Ranked #13 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The daily-running ₹5 Lakhs GTD Daily SPRINT (7-Max) played down to a heads-up deal with the former The Pride winner ‘Ikka5’ walking away with the title and a ₹1.08 Lakhs payday. ‘Ikka5’ boosted their recorded earnings on PokerBaazi to ₹43.96 Lakhs after the win.

The former The Millionaire champion PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli chopped the Daily SPRINT and bagged a cumulative ₹1.40 Lakhs yesterday.

Naresh Veeravalli
Naresh Veeravalli

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Sprint for ₹94,927

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹45,120

His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.32 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.78 Crores

Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani (Won Hold ’em Boost ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹70,880), ‘adityalucky’ (Won Daily Night Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹42,430), and TLB Crusher Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (Won PLO Boost ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹34,040) won the other Wednesday titles on PokerBaazi.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars registered an entry field of 262 runners, overlaying ₹35,212. Tuesday’s Afternoon on Stars champion Akhand ‘akhand188’ Shukla was the last player standing and won a personal best ₹1.01 Lakhs. Yash ‘hasyY@$#116’ Shrivastava placed runner-up for ₹55,031.

Akhand Shukla
Akhand Shukla

 

Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta raced past the competition in the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush to collect ₹40,719. ‘kidwithim’ finished runner-up for ₹24,187. The ₹1,100 entry buy-in event just about broke even after clocking in 176 entrants, and the top 19 places finished ITM.

Akshay Gupta
Akshay Gupta

 

‘yd199999’ (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,990), Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹29,821), Akash ‘as5072828’ Sharma (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹13,616), ‘bigshotkapil’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,765), and Rasdeep ‘newsolidcash’ Kumar (Won Primetime Grind ₹60K GTD for ₹10,502) championed the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick made a guarantee-crushing run last night with 692 participants generating a profitable ₹15.74 Lakhs prize pool. The Former Full House champion and one of The Millionaire – May champions Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh proved the last player standing and won ₹3.94 Lakhs. Previous month’s WPT Wednesday Rush champion Sajjan ‘HaiTohHai’ Barnwal placed runner-up for ₹2.28 Lakhs.

Devrat Singh
Devrat Singh

 

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna registered 308 entrants, and Amrit ‘amrit1111’ Mishra bested them all to collect ₹1.26 Lakhs. Adda52 reg ‘MallaNi‘ came second for ₹76,526.

Amrit Mishra
Amrit Mishra

 

Amrit Mishra is one of the early Destiny champions, having won the flagship event in February 2018 for a career-best ₹6.42 Lakhs. He had even won the Maverick once at the AOPS on June 18, 2020. While his best score of the year remains his runner-up finish in the Godfather for ₹4.68 Lakhs in March, last night’s win is his second title victory of the year.

Amrit Mishra’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹30.49 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹8.61 Lakhs

‘jeevan79‘ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,309), ‘efrnd’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹44,504), ‘somyasheshank’ (Won Punch ₹90K GTD for ₹33,800), ‘bopin’ (Won Morning Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹14,415), ‘chunu79’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹13,046) and ‘grandpalessons‘ (Won Midnight Bash ₹25K GTD for ₹8,206) bagged the other titles on Adda52.

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani₹70,880HOLDEM Boost ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
adityalucky₹42,430Daily Night SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Neeraj ‘ SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar₹34,040PLO BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
faze₹32,960Daily Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
prateektib₹11,7605-Max Daily ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
SunnyRim₹10,7506 Feet Under PLO Deepstack ₹25K GTDKhelo365
aby987₹4,137DST ₹12.5K GTDPokerBaazi

 

Destiny 23 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 216

Re-entries – 88

Re-buys – 158

Prize Pool – ₹23,10,000

Places Paid – 40

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan waved the PokerGuru Staking flag high last night as he won the ₹23 Lakhs GTD Destiny title for the second time in his career for ₹6.12 Lakhs. Along with the day`s top score, the Chandigarh-based MTT pro booked his seat for the Destiny 20.0 SnG Finale that takes place at 9 PM on September 5.

Ranked #12 on the annual leaderboard, Ankit Wadhawan boasts ₹2.23 Crores in annual winnings and ₹74.07 Lakhs in net profits for the year.

The event logged in 462 participants (including re-entries and re-buys), collecting a hefty ₹23.10 Lakhs prize pool. The top 40 places got paid.

Abhishek ‘PirateMihawk’ Jain (3rd for ₹2.31 Lakhs), Sandeep ‘ChasingExcellence’ Bhatnagar (4th for ₹1.46 Lakhs), Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia (5th for ₹1.04 Lakhs), Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (7th for ₹66,990), and Joyithung ‘joyi2492’ Lotha (8th for ₹55,440) also earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan – ₹6,12,150
  2. Stormbreaker19 – ₹3,81,150
  3. Abhishek ‘PirateMihawk’ Jain – ₹2,31,000
  4. Sandeep ‘ChasingExcellence’ Bhatnagar – ₹1,45,530
  5. Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia – ₹1,03,950
  6. Daniel0617 – ₹80,850
  7. Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit – ₹66,990
  8. Joyithung ‘joyi2492’ Lotha – ₹55,440

 

Maverick ₹15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 339

Re-entries – 353

Prize Pool – ₹15,74,306

Places Paid – 72

Adda52’s Maverick registered an entry-field of 692 runners, collecting ₹74,306 more than its ₹15 Lakhs prize pool guarantee. The 8 PM flagship carried on well past midnight, eventually drawing to a close at 4.24 AM.

One of the May The Millionaire champion`s Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh, came out trumps and won ₹3.94 Lakhs, bagging his second title in under a week. Sajjan ‘HaiTohHai’ Barnwal placed runner-up for ₹2.28 Lakhs.

The #5 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (3rd for ₹1.54 Lakhs), Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora (4th for ₹1.10 Lakhs), Jyoti Ranjan ‘joey114114’ Nayak (6th for ₹55,101), Mitesh ‘mit2015’ Gupta (7th for ₹43,293), and Avneesh ‘IamAM’ Munjal (8th for ₹31,486) also FT-ed the event.

Runner-up Sajjan Barnwal
Runner-up Sajjan Barnwal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh – ₹3,93,575
  2. Sajjan ‘HaiTohHai’ Barnwal – ₹2,28,274
  3. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – ₹1,54,281
  4. Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora – ₹1,10,201
  5. supernuts13 – ₹78,715
  6. Jyoti Ranjan ‘joey114114’ Nayak – ₹55,101
  7. Mitesh ‘mit2015’ Gupta – ₹43,293
  8. Avneesh ‘IamAM’ Munjal – ₹31,486

 

The Pride 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 160

Re-entries – 131

Prize Pool – ₹10,18,500

Places Paid – 36

After a firecracker Tuesday, PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘Vishzz’ Bajaj kept his breakout run going by taking down PokerBaazi`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride for ₹2.25 Lakhs. Vijay ‘vijay0709’ Shanmugham secured a runner-up payday worth ₹1.58 Lakhs.

PokerBaazi’s Wednesday headliner registered 291 entrants to collect ₹10.18 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (3rd for ₹1.02 Lakhs), the #6 ranked player of the year Anirban ‘pottysingh’ D Das (5th for ₹56,425), last night`s Daily SPRINT runner-up finisher PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli (6th for ₹45,120), and Chetraj ‘Chetraj100’ Mishra (7th for ₹37,481) posted FT finishes.

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘Vishzz’ Bajaj – ₹2,24,987
  2. Vijay ‘vijay0709’ Shanmugham ₹1,57,868
  3. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹1,01,544
  4. Maverick_ ₹75,165
  5. Anirban ‘pottysingh’ D Das – ₹56,425
  6. Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli – ₹45,120
  7. Chetraj ‘Chetraj100’ Mishra – ₹37,481
  8. vijayrev – ₹30,046

 

Wednesday Vibes 6 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 249

Re-entries – 82

Re-buys – 147

Prize Pool – ₹7,17,000

Places Paid – 47

Spartan Poker`s ₹6 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes ran from 9:30 PM to 4:11 AM, and the mystery new user ‘uLimp_iRaise’ bested site-reg Parth ‘ucallucry’ Budhraja (2nd for ₹88,765) heads-up to win the title for ₹1.40 Lakhs.

Sumit ‘DistantTide’ Advani (3rd for ₹66,538), Archit ‘Archit789’ Saraogi (4th for ₹53,847), Sachin ‘durrred’ Sharma (7th for ₹23,804), and Aditya ‘konstantinn’ Singh (8th for ₹17,495) also FT-ed the tourney.

The ₹1,650 buy-in event had 478 runners in contention, and only the top 47 places got a share of the ₹7.17 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. uLimp_iRaise – ₹1,39,743
  2. Parth ‘ucallucry’ Budhraja – ₹88,765
  3. Sumit ‘DistantTide’ Advani – ₹66,538
  4. Archit ‘Archit789’ Saraogi – ₹53,847
  5. Jess2010 – ₹42,446
  6. savvyboi – ₹32,408
  7. Sachin ‘durrred’ Sharma – ₹23,804
  8. Aditya ‘konstantinn’ Singh – ₹17,495

 

Night on Stars 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,950

Entries – 145

Re-entries – 117

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,67,606

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,32,394

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerStars India’s signature Wednesday offering, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars, was taken down by Tuesday’s Afternoon on Stars champion Akhand ‘akhand188’ Shukla for a personal best ₹1.01 Lakhs. Yash ‘hasyY@$#116’ Shrivastava placed runner-up for ₹55,031.

Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora (5th for ₹29,172), Shubham ‘backchod launda’ Agarwal (6th for ₹25,825), Akshay ‘IamUltron’ Dhingra (8th for ₹15,052), and JaiKiran ‘ZEEKE777’ Kumar (9th for ₹9,653) also FT-ed the tourney!

The ₹1,950 entry buy-in event logged in 262 entrants to leave an overlay deficit of ₹35,212. The 7:30 PM tourney ended at 3:08 AM, and the top 27 places finished ITM.

Runner-up Yash Shrivastava
Runner-up Yash Shrivastava

 

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Akhand ‘akhand188’ Shukla – ₹101,432
  2. Yash ‘hasyY@$#116’ Shrivastava – ₹55,031
  3. MrBigSlick139 – ₹42,466
  4. Gunhawak – ₹34,357
  5. Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora – ₹29,172
  6. Shubham ‘backchod launda’ Agarwal – ₹25,825
  7. as5072828 – ₹13,809
  8. Akshay ‘IamUltron’ Dhingra – ₹15,052
  9. JaiKiran ‘ZEEKE777’ Kumar – ₹9,653

 

Daily SPRINT 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 141

Re-entries – 112

Prize Pool – ₹5,06,000

Places Paid – 27

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Daily SPRINT ran from 9 PM to 2.58 AM and signed up 253 contenders to generate a prize pool worth ₹5.06 Lakhs.

The former The Pride champion ‘Ikka5’ was the last player standing and won ₹1.08 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli.

Naresh Veeravalli added ₹1.40 Lakhs in Wednesday earnings on the back of two deep runs in the Daily Sprint (2nd for ₹94,927) and The Pride (6th for ₹45,120).

Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC (3rd for ₹53,737), Shashank ‘Iverson003’ Shekhar (6th for ₹23,883), and Ankit ‘ankit9300’ Mathani (7th for ₹19,835) were the other FT finishers.

Final Table Results

  1. Ikka5 – ₹1,07,675*
  2. Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli – ₹94,927*
  3. Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC – ₹53,737
  4. isildur007 – ₹39,772
  5. Realfc – ₹29,854
  6. Shashank ‘Iverson003’ Shekhar – ₹23,883
  7. Ankit ‘ankit9300’ Mathani – ₹19,835

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

La Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 166

Re-entries – 142

Prize Pool – ₹5,05,123

Places Paid – 34

Adda52’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna logged in 308 participants, making for a ₹5.05 Lakhs prize pool. After almost five hours of playing, Amrit ‘amrit1111’ Mishra came out on top, posting his second recorded title victory of the year for ₹1.26 Lakhs.

The Adda52 reg ‘MallaNi‘ (2nd for ₹76,526) & Aditya ‘Adit11’ Kulkarni (4th for ₹42,178) posted a top finish in the event.

 

Big Bubble Rush 1.75 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 102

Re-entries – 74

Regular Prize Pool – ₹88,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹88,000

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,76,000

Places Paid – 19

PokerStars India`s ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush found a champion in Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta, who collected a winner’s paycheck worth ₹40,719. The user ‘kidwithim’ placed runner-up for ₹24,187.

Akshay Gupta’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.50 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹15.60 Lakhs

Akshay ‘IamUltron’ Dhingra (6th for ₹5,381), and Rishab ‘riverrshiverr’ Jain (7th for ₹5,994) also FT-ed the tourney!

The ₹1,100 entry buy-in event recorded a starting field of 176 runners – going one over its 175-player guarantee. The 9:30 PM event culminated at 2:44 AM, and the top 19 places boarded the money bus.

 

6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack 25K GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 29

Re-entries – 15

Prize Pool – ₹25,000

Places Paid – 5

Khelo365 user ‘SunnyRim’ took down the ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack for ₹10,750. ‘AAsKKs’ earned ₹5,750 for their second-place finish.

 

This report was updated at 6 PM on 02.09.2021.

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