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Daily Majors:  Anuj Yadav, Ashish Munot, Arman Khan & Deepankur Gupta Make the Thursday Headlines

Daily Majors:  Anuj Yadav, Ashish Munot, Arman Khan & Deepankur Gupta
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  • RUPAM THAKUR July 1, 2022
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Thursday delivered an action-packed day of online MTTs, with the top regs sweeping away most of the flagship titles. The action was abundant for the low to mid-stakes players, with MPL Poker’s Steal Deal Series hosting six events yesterday.

In further good news for all the MTT regs, the fourth edition of PokerBaazi’s Asian Poker Tour (APT) India Online Series starts today (July 1) at 4 PM. The series guarantees 10 Crores in prize money spread across 59 tournaments, including ten APT Trophies and two APT Championship Rings. The Day 1 schedule has two APT Trophy events on the tap – the 20 Lakhs GTD APT#1 Kickoff and the 40 Lakhs GTD APT#4 Friday Major! Get ready for ten days of non-stop action.

Young Gun Anuj Yadav ruled the Thursday charts as the reigning POY leaderboard topper took down Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for 7.08 Lakhs. The IOPC #49 – Wednesday Prime finalist ‘ScarletKnight’ locked in a personal-best 5.69 Lakhs in second place.

Last month`s La Luna runner-up finisher ‘proff_z4’ won Adda52`s Thursday flagship Godfather for a site-best 6.12 Lakhs. This week`s Destiny finalist Arman Khan chasing his first title of the year, collected 3.62 Lakhs in second place (his third-best career finish).

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot has been in the pink of form both live and online! After missing out on the Wednesday High Roller title the day before, Munot went the distance in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday last night to collect 4.55 Lakhs. ‘sanapalbhar’ placed runner-up for 3.03 Lakhs.

Wednesday’s SPRINT winner ‘Tasduq’ bested a guarantee-crushing field in PokerBaazi’s The Summit, winning a career-best 4.09 Lakhs. ‘Vikramsurana‘ finished runner-up for 2.87 Lakhs.

PokerStars India reg ‘rkcravi’ won the Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) title for 2.19 Lakhs. This week’s Tuesday High Roller third-place finisher, PokerGuru Ambassador Deepankur Gupta, came second for 1.69 Lakhs (his 7th FT finish in June). Gupta made another two ITM finishes, rounding up ₹1.87 Lakhs overall.

Pranay Chawla ended an almost three-week-long title drought after shipping Adda52’s Monster Turbo for 1.48 Lakhs. ‘Severine’ finished runner-up for 86,760.

Abhiraj Singh championed PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for a personal-best 1.25 Lakhs after striking a five-way deal with ‘luckyfa‘ (2nd for 89,019), Siddhanth Kapoor (3rd for 83,746), Rajneesh Thakur (4th for 62,873), and Clinton Tavares (5th for 59,373).

Rakasn Kumar championed MPL Poker’s Thursday Smash for 1.20 Lakhs. Anjul Bajpai placed runner-up for 81,250.

Karan Malhotra, Ramesh Pathipati, Abhishek Sonu, Mohit Savargaonkar, Madhur Sandal, Vikram Ved Batra (won two titles), Aditya Navalkar, Amit Gaikwad, Somesh Patel, Saikat Bapari, Malek Aslambhai Abubhai, Ajay Dasila, Hema Kumari, and Rahul Kumar won the other Thursday marquees.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Thursday High Roller (6-Max) – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 22,000

Entries – 76

Re-entries – 24

Rebuys – 48

Prize Pool – 29,60,000

Places Paid – 15

The #1 ranked player of the year for 19 consecutive weeks (and counting), Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav, has been unrelenting in his efforts to take down the POY title. The only player on our tracked database with over 2.50 Crores in annual earnings extended his lead even further after taking down Spartan Poker’s 25 Lakhs GTD Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for 7.08 Lakhs. A heads-up deal ensured the IOPC #49 – Wednesday Prime finalist ‘ScarletKnight’ a personal-best 5.69 Lakhs in second place.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

In addition to picking up his fifteenth title of the year, the three-time Millionaire winner also cashed the Trending Thursday (30th for 17,706), making away with the day’s best 7.26 Lakhs (overall). His Thursday exploits pushed him past the 10.50 Crores milestone in online winnings.

Anuj Yadav`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 10.53 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 5.59 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #15 | Annual Winnings: 2.58 Crores | Ranked #1 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #2 in Annual Profits

Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (3rd for 3.42 Lakhs), Sandeep ‘PS_Sunshine’ Singh (4th for 2.77 Lakhs), and PokerGuru Ambassadors Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (5th for 2.23 Lakhs), Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (6th for 1.75 Lakhs) also FT-ed the (6-Max) Thursday High Roller.

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover

 

Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala (7th for 1.38 Lakhs), Aditya ‘Ben K Rolle’ Singh (8th for 1.05 Lakhs), Niharika ‘nutcracker303’ Bindra (9th for 76,960), Vaibhav ‘Lang Syne’ Temani (10th for 62,160), Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya (11th for 62,160), Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (12th for 57,720), Sajal ‘GoMuckYourself’ Gupta (13th for 57,720), Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (14th for 53,280), and ‘spade11‘ (15th for 53,280) were others who crossed the money line.

Final Table Results

  1. Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav – 7,08,273*
  2. ScarletKnight – 5,68,967*
  3. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – 3,41,880
  4. Sandeep ‘PS_Sunshine’ Singh – 2,76,760
  5. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – 2,23,480
  6. Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj – 1,74,640

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Trending Thursday – 21 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 220

Re-entries – 83

Rebuys – 151

Prize Pool – 22,70,000

Places Paid – 39

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot has been in sublime form both live and online. After missing out on the Wednesday High Roller title the day before, he went the distance in Spartan Poker’s 21 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday last night to collect 4.55 Lakhs. The poker pro is already on a 12+ Lakhs heater this week and stormed into the prestigious 7 Crore Club” on Wednesday.

Ashish Munot
Ashish Munot

 

Ashish Munot’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.09 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.91 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #3 | Annual Winnings: 1.14 Crores | Ranked #45 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

‘sanapalbhar,’ one of the Wednesday High Roller finalists, collected 3.03 Lakhs for their runner-up finish in the Trending Thursday.

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot – 4,55,135
  2. sanapalbhar – 3,02,591
  3. grinderunision – 2,21,325
  4. Adithya ‘Rlox1’ N G – 1,78,649
  5. Abhishek ‘Better Call Paul’ Paul – 1,40,059
  6. Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar – 1,06,009
  7. Harsh ‘aaja maal phuka’ Dembla – 77,861
  8. Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag – 57,204

 

Deepstack – 4.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 237

Re-entries – 104

Rebuys – 158

Prize Pool – 4,99,000

Places Paid – 47

Spartan Poker’s 4.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack ran from 9:30 PM to 4:52 AM, with 499 hopefuls vying for a share of the guarantee-crushing 4.99 Lakhs prize pool. Online reg Karan ‘Engineerlonda’ Malhotra was the last player standing and won the title for 97,255, while PokerStars India’s Sunday Special champion from June 20, Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma, finished runner-up for 61,776.

Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra

 

Karan Malhotra, who returned to the online grind after a week-long break, made away with a total of 1.17 Lakhs across five ITM finishes.

His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Deepstack for 97,255

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Ultrasonic for 8,530

> 15th in PokerBaazi’s Holdem Boost for 4,300

> 15th in Spartan Poker’s Sundowner for 3,767

> 62nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 2,925

Karan Malhotra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.44 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 43.59 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #13

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Engineerlonda’ Malhotra – 97,255
  2. Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma – 61,776
  3. Jaya ‘denb’ Bharathkumar Prajapati – 46,307
  4. Pravin ‘Achilles1001’ Garle – 37,475
  5. Harsh ‘Chiraunjilal Khosla’ Bubna – 29,541
  6. Shinu22 – 22,555
  7. Himanshu ‘venomaster’ Aggarwal – 16,567
  8. Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar – 12,176

 

Ramesh ‘Flimflam’ Pathipati (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for 49,312), Mohit ‘OfcourseOfcourse’ Savargaonkar (Won 1.75 Lakhs GTD Night Rider – DeepStack for 47,058), ‘CrazyTaxi’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for 57,236), ‘puffpuffpass’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Freeze-Out GTD for 34,000), ‘Ashoka1’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for 20,967), Amit ‘Penguin071’ Gaikwad (Won 85K GTD Ultimate 4 Card PLO for 22,423), and ‘Last min fault’ (Won 50K GTD The Centurion for 9,694) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The Summit – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 8,250

Entries – 119

Re-entries – 113

Prize Pool – 17,40,000

Places Paid – 27

Wednesday’s SPRINT winner ‘Tasduq’ went back-to-back after topping a 232-entry field in PokerBaazi’s Thursday headliner, 15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, for a personal-best 4.09 Lakhs. ‘Vikramsurana‘ settled for a runner-up finish worth 2.87 Lakhs.

‘Tasduq’ made another deep run in the 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost (9th for 6,321), collectively adding 4.16 Lakhs. Their PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 6.36 Lakhs | Site Profits: 3.76 Lakhs | Titles Won: #2

Final Table Results

  1. Tasduq – 4,09,422
  2. Vikramsurana – 2,87,274
  3. Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha – 1,84,788
  4. mukunda316 – 1,36,764
  5. Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria – 1,02,660
  6. Jorach – 82,128
  7. Rahul ‘Rurrr’ Rana – 68,208

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 298

Re-entries – 229

Prize Pool – 7,91,000

Places Paid – 63

PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT logged in 527 entries and took under seven hours to wrap up after a five-way deal. Abhiraj ‘Abhiraj1990’ Singh was declared the champion and collected an online-best 1.25 Lakhs payday.

Abhiraj Singh’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 7.70 Lakhs | Titles Won: #6

luckyfa‘ (2nd for 89,019), Siddhanth ‘Bullzeye’ Kapoor (3rd for 83,746), Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (4th for 62,873), and Clinton ‘clintontavares’ Tavares (5th for 59,373) were the other beneficiaries of the deal.

Final Table Results

  1. Abhiraj ‘Abhiraj1990’ Singh – 1,25,140*
  2. luckyfa – 89,019*
  3. Siddhanth ‘Bullzeye’ Kapoor – 83,746*
  4. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – 62,873*
  5. Clinton ‘clintontavares’ Tavares – 59,373*
  6. nik3105 – 30,830
  7. Samrat ‘samratt’ Kanasagra – 25,691

*denotes a five-way deal

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 164

Re-entries – 127

Prize Pool – 5,28,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi regular ‘bencb789‘ (anonymity requested) outlasted the 291-entry field in the 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Daily SPRINT to win 1.29 Lakhs and bested Nandkishor ‘royalpunter’ Meena (2nd for 90,210) heads-up.

The event made an over six-hour run from 7.30 PM to 1.43 AM, and the top 36 finishers took a bite out of the 5.28 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. bencb789 – 1,28,564
  2. Nandkishor ‘royalpunter’ Meena – 90,210
  3. Arpan ‘Novus’ Majhi – 58,025
  4. Daniel_Ivey – 42,952
  5. Nitin ‘ladone’ Tomar – 32,243
  6. Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar – 25,783
  7. Abhishek ‘rekop’ Kushwaha – 21,418

 

‘madcat’ (Won 3 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST for 72,240), ‘Heretowin20′ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Afternoon BOOST for 65,310), Abhishek ‘chipndchair’ Sonu (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for 47,450), Madhur ‘LiTOnyx’ Sandal (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for 45,370), Aditya ‘pnutbutterbacon’ Navalkar (Won 1 Lakhs GTD Evening SPRINT for 29,480), ‘NiceTryJack’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD PLO5 BOOST for 24,430), and ‘ritunjai’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for 15,950) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

MPL Poker

Thursday Smash – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2200

Entries – 61

Re-entries – 147

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 30

Rakasn ‘kisor0031’ Kumar wreaked havoc in MPL Poker’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Thursday Smash as he cut his way through the 208-player field to collect a site-best ₹1.20 Lakhs in first-place prize money. Anjul ‘pariqueenstar’ Bajpai banked ₹81,250 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. Rakasn ‘kisor0031’ Kumar – ₹1,20,000
  2. Anjul ‘pariqueenstar’ Bajpai – ₹81,250
  3. Tanmay ‘dueceseven’ Lodha – ₹52,500
  4. Yogesh ‘abhimanshu’ Chandra Agarwal – ₹42,500
  5. Himanshu ‘winner9363723’ Mehrotra – ₹29,750
  6. Arjun ‘jharkhand0000’ Kumar – ₹20,500
  7. Lalit ‘lalo412mohan’ Mohan – ₹15,500
  8. Anand ‘linearsystem833’ Kevlani – ₹13,000

 

SDS Main Event – ₹10 Lakhs GTD – Flight 1C

> Flight 1C: Entries – 91 | Re-entries – 100 | Survivors – TBD | Chip Leader: ‘quickdemo233276’ (4,56,502)

> Combined: Entries – 273 | Re-entries – 295| Survivors – TBD | Overall Chip Leader – ‘quickdemo233276’ (4,56,502)

Saikat ‘saikat1996’ Bapari (Won ₹70K GTD SDS #19 Thursday Throwdown for ₹18,483), Malek ‘malek0075’ Aslambhai Abubhai (Won ₹80K SDS #20 Monster Stack for ₹18,360), Hema ‘muckyouall’ Kumari (Won ₹50K GTD SDS #18 MPL Brunch for ₹13,000) and Rahul ‘biharikiiller’ Kumar (Won ₹40K GTD SDS #17 MPL Shark Nights for ₹10,800) won the other Steal Deal Series titles on Day 5 of the series.

 

PokerStars India

Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 7,700

Entries – 69

Re-entries – 52

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 15

The PokerStars India reg ‘rkcravi’ won the site’s Thursday headliner, 10 Lakhs GTD Highroller (On-time Rake Refund), for 2.19 Lakhs. This week’s Tuesday HighRoller third-place finisher, PokerGuru Ambassador Deepankur ‘dp8218’ Gupta, added 1.69 Lakhs to the team`s tally in second place (his 7th FT finish in June).

Deepankur Gupta
Deepankur Gupta

 

The former Millionaire champion, Deepankur Gupta, made another two ITM cashes last night, rounding up 1.87 Lakhs in Thursday winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.09 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 83.45 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Like always, PokerStars India refunded 700 charged in rake to everyone registered in the Highroller before it started.

Final Table Results

  1. rkcravi – 2,19,186
  2. Deepankur ‘dp8218’ Gupta – 1,68,902
  3. Amar ‘PsykoEko’ Iyer – 1,30,154
  4. Avijit ‘SwangoRay’ Jaiswal – 1,00,295
  5. snehadl – 77,286
  6. Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma – 59,556
  7. PabloDEscobar – 45,893
  8. Karan ‘JUNIOR1-KK’ Kapur – 35,365
  9. Kunal2112 – 30,194

 

‘palpare’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack for 40,903), ‘Rb2108’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for 28,061), Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel (Won 75K GTD Evening on Stars for 21,630), ‘lakshmidevi19’ (Won 50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for 13,810), ‘Areax97’ (Won 50K GTD Primetime Grind for 11,157), and ‘ag0691’ (Won 50K GTD Deepstack for 10,923) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Godfather – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 235

Re-entries – 252

Prize Pool – 25,00,000

Places Paid – 49

Adda52 user ‘proff_z4’ came out on top in the 25 Lakhs GTD Godfather, winning the Thursday flagship for a site-best 6.12 Lakhs. Wednesday`s Destiny finalist Arman ‘Batman_poker’ Khan was in the hunt for his first title of the year and finished runner-up for 3.62 Lakhs (his third-best career finish).

Arman Khan
Arman Khan

 

‘proff_z4’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: 9.10 Lakhs | Site Profits: 5.57 Lakhs | Title Wins: #2 | Final Table Finishes: #18

Circuit regular Romit ‘ft83’ Advani posted two deep runs, netting 2.73 Lakhs overall.

Romit Advani
Romit Advani

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 3rd in Adda52’s Godfather for 2,50,000

> 15th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 24,534

Final Table Results

  1. proff_z4 – 6,12,500
  2. Arman ‘Batman_poker’ Khan – 3,62,500
  3. Romit ‘ft83’ Advani – 2,50,000
  4. Disconnect2021 – 1,87,500
  5. Ronima1978 – 1,25,000
  6. deathknell – 87,500
  7. Vaibhav ‘vane_shado’ Temani – 68,750
  8. Sanish ‘sanish21’ Chhabra – 56,250

 

Monster Turbo – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,500

Entries – 132

Re-entries – 109

Prize Pool – 5,42,252

Places Paid – 24

Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla ended an almost three-week-long title drought after shipping Adda52`s 5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo for 1.48 Lakhs. ‘Severine’ finished runner-up for 86,760.

Pranay Chawla
Pranay Chawla

 

The 2019 IPC High Roller champion also cashed in Spartan Poker’s Deepstack (33rd for 3,194), collecting 1.51 Lakhs overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.12 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2 | Annual Winnings: 20.61 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla – 1,47,763
  2. Severine – 86,760
  3. 3689gsk – 66,426
  4. Shrey ‘kingsb30’ Baj – 47,447
  5. FB-neocortex – 32,535
  6. Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria – 23,046
  7. dhana141 – 17,623
  8. bluechip – 13,556

 

Vikram ‘swingtrader’ Ved Batra (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST Adda for 31,582), Vikram ‘swingtrader’ Ved Batra (Won 60K GTD Bounty Adda for 12,995), Ajay ‘Juar1’ Dasila (Won 40K GTD Freeze-Out Adda for 13,041), ‘Rajasaab7’ (Won 40K GTD Sundown Adda for 12,000), ‘sanzoo’ (Won 50K GTD Evening Adda for 9,250), and ‘boomshankar6’ (Won 30K GTD Dinner PLO BTY Adda for 6,276) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365 user ‘Maggie23’ bested ‘Winner21’ (2nd for 7,500) heads-up to win the 30K GTD Hitman PLO for 11,100.

 

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