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Daily Majors: Anmol Mehta, Vishal Bajaj, Pranav Khandalkar & Archit Bhardwaj Shine in the Monday Flagships

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis January 4, 2022
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Despite being a Monday, most marquees crushed their advertised guarantees, with Young Gun Anmol Mehta emerging as the day’s biggest winner. He shipped PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹2.28 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj, who had placed fifth in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack the day before, took down ReCharge for ₹1.94 Lakhs. He raked in ₹2.17 Lakhs on the back of two ITM finishes.

Pranav Khandalkar championed PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for ₹92,350, and Archit Bhardwaj won Spartan Poker’s Deepstack for ₹86,252.

Mohak Kapoor was among the standout winners and won two events, PokerBaazi’s Daily Night SPRINT and Adda52’s Nighttide DST Adda for ₹76,751 overall.

Abhishek Gautam, Yuvraj Bhardwaj, and Juli Kumari were the other prominent winners!

Here are the Monday highlights!

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Following a glamourous start, Day 2 of the PokerBaazi Classics had just one event on offer, which was the opening flight of the ₹40 Lakhs GTD PBC#3 Endeavour. Day 1A of Endeavour hit a technical glitch initially, due to which it ended after Level 1. PokerBaazi re-started the tournament at 9:15 PM once again, and all the players who had previously registered were auto-registered during the second start.

Day 1A dragged in 405 entries (241 unique and 164 re-entries), with 43 runners advancing to Day 2. PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh (556,000) emerged as the end-of-day chip leader, while Anubhav ‘Shovemaster’ Ray (376,000) and fellow Team Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (327,000) bagged the following two most significant stacks.

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh


The biggest guaranteed event on PokerBaazi that played to a conclusion was the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show. The ₹2,750 buy-in tourney pulled in 546 entries, posting a ₹13.65 Lakhs prize pool. Young Gun Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta came out on top to clinch his first title of 2022 and the ₹2.28 Lakhs top prize. ‘Psychomachine’ finished runner-up for ₹2.22 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Anmol Mehta
Anmol Mehta


The mystery user ‘vaibhi18’ raced past a 274-entry field in the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem Boost, claiming the most significant portion of the ₹2.74 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹60,527. Young Gun Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia came second for ₹42,470.

Sunday’s BSS Night SPRINT champion, Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor, was on a heater yesterday as he won back-to-back titles. He shipped PokerBaazi’s ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹45,810 and Adda52’s ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST Adda for ₹30,941, pocketing a cumulative ₹76,751.

Mohak Kapoor
Mohak Kapoor


Mohak Kapoor’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.98 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹60.49 Lakhs

‘Avengers26’ (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹36,820), ‘Dumbeldore’ (Won Evening SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹32,980), Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069’ Bhardwaj (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,150) ‘manumkg7’ (Won 5-Max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹12,150), and ‘mhconline’ (Won Turbo ₹50K GTD for ₹10,170) shipped the other Monday marquees on PokerBaazi.


Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s Monday mainstay, the 8.50 Lakhs GTD ReCharge featuring a 2,200 entry buy-in, roped in 500 runners to post a guarantee-crushing 10 Lakhs prize pool. PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj was the last player standing and won 1.94 Lakhs, with ‘Lang Syne’ placing second for 1.23 Lakhs.

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj


Vishal Bajaj, who placed #10 on the 2021 annual leaderboard standings, raked in over 2.17 Lakhs in Monday cashes as he also FT-ed PokerStars India’s Battle Royale (6th for 22,833). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.03 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.07 Crores

The other marquee of the day, the 4.50 Lakhs Deepstack, obliterated its posted guarantee by 40,000 after 490 entrants bought in for 1,100 and paid out 47 places. Archit ‘DeputyDong69’ Bhardwaj walked away with the title and a 86,252 payday after striking a heads-up deal with Ankit ‘bababakchod’ Kasat (2nd for 69,911).

Archit Bharadwaj
Archit Bharadwaj


‘capsule’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack 2.10 Lakhs GTD for 50,044), ‘chiku16’ (Won Epic 80K GTD for 21,000), ‘crownTHEclown’ (Won The Centurion 50K GTD for 9,207), ‘SickFlip’ (Won Epic 30K GTD for 8,227), and ‘G24’ (Won 6 Cards PLO Epic 12K GTD for 3,413) took down the other Monday marquees on Spartan Poker.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale 7-Max brought together 184 hopefuls, filling in ₹40,000 in overlays. The former The Millionaire champion Pranav ‘pkpok13’ Khandalkar took down the event, winning the Battle Royale title for the third time last night for ₹92,350 (includes ₹44,727 in bounties). ‘robert_ford9’ placed runner-up for ₹55,436 (includes ₹7,813 in bounties).

Pranav Khandalkar
Pranav Khandalkar


Pranav Khandalkar also posted a deep run in Adda52’s Iron Man, placing seventh for ₹26,950. His cumulative earnings stood at over ₹1.19 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.94 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹81.52 Lakhs

‘robert_ford9’ might have missed winning the Battle Royale but went all the way in the Primetime Grind yesterday for ₹11,241. Their collective Monday earnings on the site stood at ₹66,677.

Their ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerStars India`s Battle Royale 7-Max for ₹55,436

> 1st in PokerStars India`s Primetime Grind for ₹11,241

‘robert_ford9’s PokerStars India stats: Site Winnings: ₹21.36 Lakhs| Site Profits: ₹5.21 Lakhs

Tanmay ‘tanmay1909’ Benara posted three FT scores, collectively earning ₹1.04 Lakhs. His FT finishes include:

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara


> 6th in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹53,235

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Battle Royale 7-Max for ₹39,940

> 7th in Adda52’s Voyager for ₹10,500

Tanmay Benara’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.41 Crores| Lifetime Profits: ₹46.99 Lakhs

The second featured event of the day, the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack, drew 119 entries, falling one entry short of its listed guarantee. After firing two bullets, Abhishek ‘abhiric12’ Gautam (opted-out from tracking) championed the event for ₹29,437 (includes ₹12,861 in bounties). ‘leverage769’ placed runner-up for ₹21,869 (includes ₹9,111 in bounties).

Abhishek Gautam
Abhishek Gautam


Vikram ‘swingtrader23’ Ved Batra FT-ed three events, cumulatively banking ₹22,815.

Vikram Ved Batra
Vikram Ved Batra


His FT finishes include:

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Deepstack for ₹17,475

> 6th in Adda52’s Bounty Adda for ₹3,380

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s Turbo for ₹1,960

Vikram Ved’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹57.60 Lakhs| Lifetime Profits: ₹13.61 Lakhs

‘revenger_CB’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,591), ‘AA660819’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹14,303), ’07Lt07′ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,453), and ‘Rod123450’ (Won Omania ₹30K GTD for ₹10,506) won the other Monday marquees on PokerStars India.



With Adda52’s New Year Carnival now in the books, it was back to the regular fare. The site’s Monday flagship, Iron Man, returned with a prize pool guarantee of ₹8 Lakhs at a ₹2,200 buy-in. The action began at 8 PM, and with 490 players signing up, a guarantee-crushing ₹9.80 Lakhs prize pool was generated. The user ‘ddplaying’ grabbed the bragging rights for ₹1.89 Lakhs following a three-way deal with ‘Chamisback’ (2nd for ₹1.34 Lakhs) and ‘Indianthug’ (3rd for ₹1.33 Lakhs).

The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager also rode past the listed guarantee, collecting ₹3.50 Lakhs on the back of 350 runners. The top 38 got paid, and it was the mystery player ‘BrahmaBaba’ who won the title for ₹87,500, defeating Yuvraj ‘kalidenalii’ Bhardwaj (2nd for ₹53,025) in heads-up play.

Yuvraj Bhardwaj also won PokerBaazi’s SPRINT for ₹24,147. Along with another three cashes, he earned ₹1.07 Lakhs yesterday, boosting his lifetime winnings to ₹50.48 Lakhs.

His ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in Adda52`s Voyager for ₹53,025

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s SPRINT for ₹24,147

> 2nd in Adda52`s Epic for ₹14,720

> 6th in PokerBaazi`s Holdem BOOST for ₹12,138

‘Danbill001’ (Won Dinner PLO Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹17,690), ‘AryaKnight’ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹15,403), Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹14,692) and ‘ratansanu’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹10,208) bagged the other Monday marquees on Adda52.


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