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We are now just two days away from closing out the year. Most of the Wednesday flagships comfortably sailed through and only a few registered overlays.
The former The Millionaire champion Anmol Narang was the day’s top scorer as he won Spartan Poker’s Destiny (IOPC Bubble) for ₹4.65 Lakhs. A heads-up deal saw MTT pro Shravan Chhabria placing runner-up for ₹4.36 Lakhs.
Sunday’s BSS SuperStack winner ‘bencb789’ walked away with PokerBaazi’s The Pride title for the second time this year for ₹2.48 Lakhs. Harsh Dembla finished runner-up for ₹1.74 Lakhs.
Akash Singhal, Saurav Bansal, Aryaman Arora, Hemang Shah, Hemant Meena, and Nitesh Mallanar were the day’s other winners.
Here are the Wednesday highlights!
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Spartan Poker’s Wednesday flagship, the ₹19 Lakhs GTD Destiny (IOPC Bubble), logged in a guarantee-surpassing 419 entries, collecting ₹20.95 Lakhs in the prize pool. The former The Millionaire champion Anmol ‘geeegeee’ Narang clinched his sixth title of the year in the event for ₹4.65 Lakhs. Narang also became the fourth player to book a seat in the Destiny 22.0 SnG Finale set for February 13, 2022 (9 PM). A heads-up deal saw MTT pro Shravan ‘D.Trump04’ Chhabria securing a runner-up payday worth ₹4.36 Lakhs.
Anmol Narang’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹73.31 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹17.12 Lakhs
Spartan Poker user ‘ranksster’ was eliminated in 41st place as the money bubble and received a ticket worth ₹5,500 for the ₹50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #42 Wednesday Prime scheduled on January 26 (8 PM).
Spartan Poker’s second Wednesday marquee, ₹5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes (IOPC FT), attracted 397 entries to collect ₹5.38 Lakhs in the prize pool. A three-way chop saw ‘BustedFish’ walking away with the title for ₹95,104. ‘Rahul4444s’ (2nd for ₹85,526) and ‘kingdavid88’ (3rd for ₹70,192) rounded out the podium place scores. The top three finishers also received a ticket each for the ₹12 Lakhs GTD IOPC #1 Launch party scheduled on January 20 (1 PM).
‘BustedFish’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹8.95 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹2.47 Lakhs
‘Geniusinmaking’ (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,793), ‘Tarzanakh’ (Won Night Rider Monster Stack ₹2.10 Lakhs GTD for ₹47,811), and ‘Thenewpokerkid’ (Won The Centurion ₹50K GTD for ₹11,068) won the other Wednesday marquees on Spartan Poker.
PokerBaazi’s Wednesday MTT schedule, as usual, was spearheaded by the ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride. Sporting a ₹3,850 buy-in, the event logged in a 321-entry field, collecting ₹11.24 Lakhs in the prize pool. After almost seven hours of MTT action, Sunday’s BSS SuperStack winner ‘bencb789’ (anonymity requested) walked away with The Pride title for the second time this year for ₹2.48 Lakhs. On June 9, they had won The Pride title for the first time for ₹2.69 Lakhs. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla finished runner-up for ₹1.74 Lakhs.
‘bencb789’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹54.98 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹15.40 Lakhs
Shawn ‘achayan’ Jose crossed the money line in three events, including two FT finishes, earning a collective ₹97,410.
His scores were:
> 5th in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹62,242
> 7th in Adda52’s Wipeout for ₹32,772
> 17th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Night Sprint for ₹2,396
Shawn Jose’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹86.51 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹11.08 Lakhs
The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem Boost brought in 239 participants, and with each of them signing up for ₹1,100, a ₹2.39 Lakhs prize pool was formed. ‘param4pnj’ came out on top to win ₹56,237 defeating ‘ptk007’ (second for ₹39,459). The champion ‘param4pnj’ boosted their lifetime earnings on PokerBaazi to ₹1.80 Lakhs.
‘shadow007’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹38,170), ‘Axeweilders’ (Won Evening SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹28,990), ‘skbeniwal’ (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹28,150), Saurav ‘Truelover2342’ Bansal (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹25,780), Hemant ‘hkm2828’ Meena (Won Turbo ₹50K GTD for ₹11,150), and ‘tonton’ (Won 5-Max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹10,710) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.
PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars registered 178 entries, overlaying ₹55,000. Gopal ‘MrBigSlick139’ Bajaj missed out on clinching the titles on a back-to-back in Monday’s ReCharge and Tuesday’s Mega Stack. Finally, Bajaj ended his runner-up streak on Wednesday by claiming his career-second Night on Stars title for ₹1.01 Lakhs while Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik finished runner-up for ₹77,611.
Gopal Bajaj’s online stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.11 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹26.27 Lakhs
The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush attracted 148 entrants, suffering a negligible ₹2,000 deficit. The anonymous user ‘be_desi’ took down the tourney for ₹36,096 (includes ₹21,562 in bounties), while Mayank ‘HarryIsTheHero’ Sharma came in second for ₹20,909 (includes ₹6,375 in bounties).
Mayank Sharma’s PokerStars India online stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.71 Lakhs | Lifetime Profit: ₹99,065
‘reo1997’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,003), Aryaman ‘AryaKnight’ Arora (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹17,312), Hemang ‘Grandmaster786’ Shah (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,608), ‘WARRIORCF’ (Won Omania ₹30K GTD for ₹11,608), and ‘1nathabhi’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹11,241) shipped the other Wednesday marquees on PokerStars India.
The biggest guarantee event on Adda52 last night, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Wipeout, pulled in 437 challengers who coughed up the ₹2,999 buy-in. The top 25 places received a share of the ₹11.92 Lakhs prize pool. The three-time The Millionaire champion Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav championed the event for ₹3.10 Lakhs defeating the EndBoss 2021 runner-up Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia (runner-up for ₹1.76 Lakhs) in the heads-up clash.
Anuj Yadav’s Spartan Poker & PokerStars India stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.43 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.72 Crores | Annual Winnings – ₹2.49 Crores | Ranked #18 in our Annual Winnings Standings
Kovid ‘KovidS’ Saraswat posted three deep runs, including two FT scores, banking a cumulative ₹1.33 Lakhs.
His scores were:
> 4th in Adda52’s Wipeout for ₹89,377
> 4th in Adda52’s Bumper Car for ₹28,424
> 13th in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹14,830
The other marquee on the site, the ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Bumper Car, collected a guarantee-crushing 3.34 Lakhs (33.76% more than its advertised guarantee) on the back of 304 entries. Akash ‘Hell12’ Singhal raced past the competition to take away the top prize worth ₹85,606. Harry ‘harrys111’ Singh placed second for ₹50,996.
‘Sinu222’ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,850), ‘Abhisek372’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,059), ‘Voron0a’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹16,046), ‘TheCrazyGuy’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹11,557), ‘nik006’ (Won FreezeOut Adda ₹50 K GTD for ₹11,356), Nitesh ‘MallaNi’ Mallanar (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹9,939), and ‘MohitMalhotra17’ (Won Classic 200 ₹20K GTD for ₹4,431) took down the other MTTs on the site.
Khelo365 regular ‘trickett’ defeated ‘khori8877’ heads-up to win the ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack for ₹8,750. The latter banked ₹5,500 for their second-place finish.
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