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The blockbuster Sunday was followed by predictably slow tournament action yesterday. Nevertheless, most flagships crushed their listed guarantees, barring a few exceptions. The week ahead promises more action, with Spartan Poker’s Winter Celebration Series commencing its inaugural run tomorrow, December 8, guaranteeing a massive ₹8 Crores in cash prizes across 96 tourneys. Areyann Gurbaxani topped the Monday charts after besting the 379-player field in Adda52’s Iron Man to collect a site-best ₹2 Lakhs – also his second-best finish overall.
The former Millionaire runner-up finisher Ashish Kaushik made it to the finish line in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show, claiming his first title victory in over five months. Kaushik bagged ₹1.60 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Anurag Rawat (2nd for ₹1.49 Lakhs).
Spartan Poker’s ReCharge was taken down by Gopal Bajaj for ₹1.56 Lakhs. ‘itsgrk’ came second for ₹1.35 Lakhs.
Sunday’s Adda52 Millions winner, Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra, shipped PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for ₹1.19 Lakhs, winning his second title in two days.
Former Godfather champion Vinay B came out on top in Spartan Poker`s Deepstack to win ₹70,373, courtesy of a three-way deal with ‘Tandroid’ (2nd for ₹65,460) and Bhushan ‘funchampion’ Sohani (3rd for ₹53,508).
Tanay Parekh pulled out two standout scores yesterday – winning PokerBaazi’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Sprint (₹24,628) and placing runner-up in PokerStars India’s Deepstack (₹19,121), collecting ₹43,749 overall.
Manish Ranjan and Harshit Arora won the other marquee titles.
Here are the Monday highlights!
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Spartan Poker’s Monday headliner, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD ReCharge, logged in 435 entries, generating a profitable ₹8.70 Lakhs prize pool. The top 39 spots got paid and the event played down to a heads-up deal between Gopal ‘TheRealG‘ Bajaj (1st for ₹1.56 Lakhs), and ‘itsgrk’ (2nd for ₹1.35 Lakhs).
Gopal Bajaj, who plays as ‘MrBigSlick139’ on PokerStars India, posted ITM finishes in three other events yesterday, earning a collective ₹1.77 Lakhs.
The second Monday marquee, ₹4 Lakhs GTD Deepstack, also made a profitable run with the 439-player field collecting ₹4.39 Lakhs in the prize pool. The Godfather 7.0 champion Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B was the last player standing and won ₹70,373, following a three-way deal with ‘Tandroid’ (2nd for ₹65,460) and Bhushan ‘funchampion’ Sohani (3rd for ₹53,508).
Vinay B’s collective Monday winnings stood at ₹74,625, boosting his online scorecard to ₹4.08 Crores.
‘mansoon’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.10 Lakhs GTD for ₹48,825), Manish ‘diamond101’ Ranjan (Won Epic ₹90K GTD for ₹23,625) and ‘Pokernoob2315′ (Won The Centurion ₹50K GTD for ₹8,618) won the other Spartan Poker marquees yesterday.
The former The Millionaire runner-up finisher Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik outran the 346-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show to win the lion’s share of ₹8.65 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹1.60 Lakhs. Anurag ‘Krifard’ Rawat bagged ₹1.50 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.
This was Ashish Kaushik’s seventh title win of the year and his first time winning The Big Show title. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹93.52 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.19 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2021: #7
The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST recorded 246 entrants, posting a ₹2.46 Lakhs prize pool. The mystery user ‘Suniljain78645’
‘ChipsGenerator’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,140), ‘abhiraj1990’ (Won Daily Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹32,630), ‘noobda720’ (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹30,490) and ‘3zmnya9mm5y’ (Won 5-max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹11,070) shipped the other Monday marquees on PokerBaazi.
PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale brought in 194 entrants, filling ₹85,228 in overlays. Sunday’s Adda52 Millions champion, Young Gun Sanat ‘durrsanta’ Mehrotra, carried his winning streak to a second consecutive day as he won the title for ₹1.19 Lakhs (includes ₹68,349 in bounties). Dinesh ‘P$_FI$H’ Singh placed runner-up for ₹57,964 (includes ₹7,550 in bounties).
The recent ‘₹7 Crore Club’ entrant, Sanat Mehrotra, made another two ITM finishes last night, lapping up ₹1.31 Lakhs in total winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.02 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.53 Crores | Titles Won in 2021: #23
‘raghav1990’ championed the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack for ₹39,994 after besting a 123-strong field. Tanay ‘tanayp’ Parekh placed runner-up for ₹19,121.
Tanay Parakh did even better in PokerBaazi ₹1 Lakh GTD Sprint as he won the title for ₹24,628. He collected ₹43,749 over these two scores, climbing to ₹44.46 Lakhs in recorded online winnings.
‘dopeinderx’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs for ₹30,199), ‘saurav007’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹16,738), Harshit ‘arora17’ Arora (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,505) and ‘rkrohan@&’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹8,454) won the other Monday marquees!
Adda52`s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man registered a 379-entry field to post an overlay of ₹42,000, and the top 38 places got paid. The former Sunday Superstack fifth-place finisher Areyann ‘paisenikalbc’ Gurbaxani walked away with the title and a personal-best (on Adda52) ₹2 Lakhs. Dhaval ‘dhavhe’ Heda placed runner-up for ₹1.21 Lakhs.
Areyann Gurbaxani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹45 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹8.82 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2021: #17
The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager drew a 326-entry field, and the top 34 places got a share from the ₹3.26 Lakhs prize pool. ‘leron87’ was the last player standing and won ₹81,500 after defeating Yogesh ‘POKERBRAT0118’ Choudhary (2nd for ₹49,389) in the heads-up play. The champion ‘lakshayadhikari’ now has ₹2.81 Lakhs in recorded scores on Adda52.
Monday marked the start of another edition of the Nano Poker Series, and seven events played down to a winner yesterday. ‘rajfortune’ (Won Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,900), ‘jayporwal’ (Won Nano Siesta ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹32,700), ‘rapunzel’ (Won Nano Inception ₹1.7 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,258), ‘Heropoker’ (Won Nano Monday Adda ₹90K GTD for ₹25,913), ‘turtle99’ (Won Nano Crack Jack ₹90K GTD for ₹18,465), ‘adi2244’ (Won Nano Battleship ₹30K GTD for ₹8,400), and ‘Indianthug’ (Won Nano PLO ₹25K GTD for ₹7,623) won NPS titles on Day 1 of the series.
Khelo365 user ‘Pablopicasso’ topped the 44-player field in the ₹10K GTD Quick Freeze PLO to win ₹3,700. The user ‘Zebronic77’ finished runner-up for ₹2,500.
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