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Daily Majors: Arjanveer Singh Chadha, Rubin Labroo, Apoorva Goel, Naresh Veeravalli & Vivek Singh Dominate the Friday MTTs

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  • Arpit Jain January 9, 2021
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The online action is heading towards a blockbuster weekend. Still, the Friday flagships were hit hard by the overlay avalanche that swept across all the top poker platforms.

It turned out to be a firecracker day for our PokerGuru Ambassadors, with the team winning two flagship titles between them alongside a string of deep runs.

Here`s a complete recap of the Friday tourneys.


Spartan Poker

Once again, Spartan Poker played host to the most-massive guaranteed tourney of the day. The site`s ₹30 Lakhs GTD The Elite ended up filling in an overlay of ₹2.60 Lakhs after 274 runners bought in for ₹11,000, and 27 players walked away with a payday. The field whittled down to an epic showdown between the 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin ‘icantwin’ Labroo and the former Elite champion Apoorva ‘apgo’ Goel. The duo eventually chopped the prize money, with Labroo winning the title for ₹5.79 Lakhs, with Goel banking an almost comparable ₹5.33 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Rubin Labroo
Rubin Labroo


It`s been a blazing start in the New Year for PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh, who added another top finish to his 2021 tally by taking down the ₹10 Lakhs GTD TGIF for ₹2.06 Lakhs. Prateek ‘OMGdabangg2’ Sharma finished runner-up for ₹1.30 Lakhs. This happens to be Singh`s third flagship title victory of the week; he had won the Mega Stack on Tuesday and followed through by championing the Monster Stack on Thursday!

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh


The ₹4.35 Lakh GTD UVS #30 found a champion in Suraj N ‘MR_BEAST’ Yadav, who banked ₹70,817 following a four-way deal with Atif ‘LuckyWoolF’ Khan (2nd for ₹54,982), ‘bhagwanBharose’ (3rd for ₹54,914) and ‘Liu Kang’ (4th for ₹50,583).

Suraj N Yadav
Suraj N Yadav



PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Uppercut [6-Max] MAGIC Edition experienced an overlay shortfall of ₹1.40 Lakhs after clocking in 215 entries. Outlasting the competition was the anonymous player ‘flipper595,’ who recorded their best finish on the site yet, i.e., ₹2.26 Lakhs after defeating ‘assassin1528’ (runner-up for ₹1.26 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

The Classic [Progressive KO] ₹2 Lakhs GTD got away with a marginal shortfall as 129 entries signed up to play. ‘tks5432’ was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹55,104 after striking a three-way deal with Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda (runner-up for ₹23,982) and ‘sanjbat’ (3rd for ₹28,428).

The 10:30 PM ₹1 Lakh GTD Bigstack Turbo found a champion in ‘Czar2110,’ who lapped up a cash prize of ₹22,373, with ‘Guddu_Ki_Gun’ placing runner-up for ₹16,922.

All the ITM finishers in the Uppercut MAGIC Edition and the Bigstack Turbo collected TLB points towards PokerStars India`s “Star of the Month” – January leaderboard race. For more details and the latest standings, visit the promotions page.



Headlining the Friday night action on Adda52 was the ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD The Ballers. The tourney recorded 300 entries, overlaying ₹1.95 Lakhs. After almost eight hours of intense play, the heads-up showdown took place between the two PokerGuru Ambassadors Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha and Naresh ’emperor457′ Veeravalli. The former eventually came out on top to win ₹5.76 Lakhs, while Veeravalli collected ₹3.43 Lakhs for placing second.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha


One of the top 15 winners of 2020, Chadha has already posted six FT finishes in the New Year – this includes two flagship victories! Last night, he also placed fifth in fifth in The Weekly Highroller on PokerBaazi for ₹92,092, collecting over ₹6.90 Lakhs for the day`s work, enough to catapult himself to the top of the January leaderboard standings!

The ₹6 Lakhs GTD Running Hot posted a guarantee-smashing ₹6.22 Lakhs prize pool after pulling in 311 participants. After over five hours of non-stop play, navigating his way to the top was the former The Millionaire champion Pranav ‘pkpok’ Khandalkar. The Mumbai-based online reg raked in ₹1.55 Lakhs for the victory with ‘Psychonaut007’ finishing runner-up for ₹94,233.

Pranav Khandalkar
Pranav Khandalkar




PokerBaazi ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller was the only exception to the otherwise overlay-ridden day. The ₹11,000 entry buy-in event generated a guarantee-smashing ₹14.30 Lakhs prize pool after registering 143 hopefuls, and the top 18 places walked past the money line. Last Sunday’s BSS MegaStack winner, Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh, added a second flagship title to his name, winning ₹3.68 Lakhs in the process. The mystery user ‘dilbaghsingh’ finished runner-up for ₹2.58 Lakhs.

The site`s 9 PM Special ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Friday 5PLO was taken down by Taliwagang ‘Meverick’ Jamir, who ran past the 102-entry field to win ₹43,070. Rising Star Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna finished runner-up for ₹30,156.

Runner-up Ritwik Khanna
Runner-up Ritwik Khanna


The other Friday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Suraj N ‘MR_BEAST’ Yadav₹70,817UVS #30 ₹4.35 Lakh GTD – DeepStack PKO Spartan Poker
tks5432₹55,104The Classic [Progressive KO] ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
lolthisguy₹51,687Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker
Ero Sennin₹48,287Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.45 Lakh GTDSpartan Poker
Taliwagang 'Meverick' Jamir₹43,070Friday 5PLO ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Clownfish₹33,213UVS #29 ₹1.30 Lakhs GTD PKOSpartan Poker
Raag-bhav₹32,485Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakh GTD
PokerStars India
callmeifyoucan₹30,1206-Max Holdem BOOST DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
smokeup₹26,400Dangal Friday ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Rajpokers₹25,165UVS #28 ₹95K GTD KOSpartan Poker
Czar2110₹22,373Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
momstacos₹19,747Afternoon on Stars ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
khichdi₹17,250Hercules ₹1 Lakh GTDPocket52
Winner21₹12,900Prime Time PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
devaryan₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
Sho037₹10,137UVS #25 ₹70K GTDSpartan Poker
rockon2002₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD



The Elite ₹30 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 142

Re-entries – 56

Rebuys – 76

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Spartan Poker’s ₹30 Lakhs GTD The Elite logged in 274 entries to register an overlay shortfall of ₹2.60 Lakhs. After more than seven-and-half hours of play, the 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin ‘icantwin’ Labroo came out on top to win ₹5.79 Lakhs. The Delhi-based pro struck a heads-up deal with Apoorva ‘apgo’ Goel (runner-up for ₹5.33 Lakhs) and currently boasts of ₹5.75 Crores in recorded online winnings.

Anirban D ‘pokernoob’ Das (3rd for ₹3.08 Lakhs), Shashank ‘westworld’ Jain (4th for ₹2.51 Lakhs), Ramji Kishore ‘bluffpolice123’ G (5th for ₹2 Lakhs), Rajeev ‘onlywinner007’ Atal (6th for ₹1.54 Lakhs), Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru (7th for ₹1.12 Lakhs) and Nitin ‘TheWitcher’ Arora (8th for ₹81,300) were the other known players to post FT scores.

Runner-up Apoorva Goel
Runner-up Apoorva Goel


Final Table Results

  1. Rubin ‘icantwin’ Labroo – ₹5,79,319*
  2. Apoorva ‘apgo’ Goel – ₹5,33,681*
  3. Anirban D ‘pokernoob’ Das – ₹3,08,700
  4. Shashank ‘westworld’ Jain – ₹2,51,709
  5. Ramji Kishore ‘bluffpolice123’ G – ₹2,00,700
  6. Rajeev ‘onlywinner007’ Atal – ₹1,54,200
  7. Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru – ₹1,12,200
  8. Nitin ‘TheWitcher’ Arora – ₹81,300

*denotes heads-up deal


The Ballers 22.5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 155

Re-entries – 145

Prize Pool – ₹22,50,000

Places Paid – 30

Adda52’s ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD Ballers dragged in 300 entrants, overlaying ₹1.95 Lakhs. The fight for the title came down to a heads-up battle between the two PokerGuru Ambassadors, Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha and Naresh ’emperor457′ Veeravalli. Eventually, Chadha came out on top to win the tourney for the second time in the career for ₹5.76 Lakhs. This is the second tourney he has won this week. On Thursday, he had won PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹3.79 Lakhs.

The Chandigarh-based Chadha posted two other deep runs. He FT-ed PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller, finishing fifth for ₹92,092 and placed ninth in Adda52`s Running Hot for ₹12,440. With almost ₹6.81 Lakhs in total winnings, he boosted his lifetime tally to ₹5.73 Crores.

Veeravalli settled for a runner-up prize of ₹3.43 Lakhs. He also placed seventh in Spartan Poker’s TGIF for ₹34,283 and finished 14th in The Elite for ₹45,000 to add over ₹4.22 Lakhs to his lifetime tally that currently stands at ₹2.92 Crores.

Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay1399’ Vijay (3rd for ₹2.59 Lakhs), Sanish ‘sanish21’ Chhabra (4th for ₹1.91 Lakhs), and Tanmay ‘tsb2127’ Sanjay Bhalerao (5th for ₹1.29 Lakhs) also FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Naresh Veeravalli
Runner-up Naresh Veeravalli


Final Table Results

  1. Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha – ₹5,76,000
  2. Naresh ’emperor457′ Veeravalli – ₹3,43,125
  3. Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay1399’ Vijay – ₹2,58,750
  4. Sanish ‘sanish21’ Chhabra – ₹1,91,250
  5. Tanmay ‘tsb2127’ Sanjay Bhalerao – ₹1,29,375
  6. sugth01 – ₹90,000


The Weekly Highroller 12 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 88

Re-entries – 55

Prize Pool – ₹14,30,000

Places Paid – 18

PokerBaazi’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller smashed its advertised guarantee by exactly ₹2.30 Lakhs after registering 143 entries.

Starting out at 8 PM, the event took over eight hours to crown Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh the champion for ₹3.68 Lakhs. ‘dilbaghsingh’ finished runner-up for ₹2.58 Lakhs.

This victory was even sweeter for Singh, who had sattied his way into the tourney. His lifetime online tally stands at ₹16.83 Lakhs.

The final table featured the likes of Game Changer 3.0 champion Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani (3rd for ₹1.65 Lakhs), Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury (4th for ₹1.23 Lakhs), and PokerGuru Ambassadors Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha (5th for ₹92,092) and Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (6th for ₹73,645).

Final Table Results

  1. Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh – ₹3,68,225
  2. dilbaghsingh – ₹2,57,829
  3. Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani – ₹1,65,880
  4. Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury – ₹1,22,837
  5. Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha – ₹92,092
  6. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹73,645


Uppercut [6-Max] MAGIC Edition 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 113

Re-entries – 102

Total Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹5,70,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹4,30,000

Places Paid – 41

PokerStars India`s Friday night flagship, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Uppercut [6-Max] MAGIC Edition, clocked in 215 participants resulting in an overlay shortfall of ₹1.40 Lakhs.

The 7:30 PM tourney culminated at 2:18 AM with site regular ‘flipper595’ championing the event for ₹2.26 Lakhs (₹90,638 in prize money and ₹1.35 Lakhs in bounties). ‘assassin1528’ finished runner-up for ₹1.26 Lakhs (₹90,638 in prize money and ₹36,313 in bounties).

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘ThePokeRajaIN’ Mahesh (3rd for ₹62,604) and Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar (6th for ₹30,041) earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. flipper595 – ₹2,26,514
  2. assassin1528 – ₹1,26,951
  3. Mithun ‘ThePokeRajaIN’ Mahesh – ₹62,604
  4. NightfoxTJ – ₹63,287
  5. allinsanePS – ₹44,462
  6. Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar – ₹30,041


TGIF ₹10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 349

Re-entries – 110

Rebuys – 253

Prize Pool – ₹10,68,000

Places Paid – 63

Starting out at 8 PM, Spartan Poker`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD TGIF logged in 712 entries. PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh outlasted them all to win ₹2.06 Lakhs, with Prateek ‘OMGdabangg2’ Sharma finishing runner-up for ₹1.30 Lakhs.

This is the third tourney Singh has shipped in this week. On Tuesday, he captured the ₹17 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack for ₹3.29 Lakhs, and two days later, he shipped the ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹1.59 Lakhs.

Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani (4th for ₹74,226), PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan (5th for ₹58,206), Mahesh ‘mariokart’ Shyamsundar (6th for ₹44,363), PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli (7th for ₹34,283) and Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (8th for ₹24,350) rounded out the FT finishers in the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – ₹2,06,658
  2. Prateek ‘OMGdabangg2’ Sharma – ₹1, 30,296
  3. NutsOrBust90 – ₹93,450
  4. Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani – ₹74,226
  5. Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan – ₹58,206
  6. Mahesh ‘mariokart’ Shyamsundar – ₹44,363
  7. Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli – ₹34,283
  8. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹24,350


Running Hot 6 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 180

Re-entries – 131

Prize Pool – ₹6,22,000

Places Paid – 34

Adda52`s ₹6 Lakhs GTD Running Hot registered 311 entrants to post a guarantee-smashing ₹6.22 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Racing past the field was Pranav ‘pkpok’ Khandalkar, who banked ₹1.56 Lakhs as the first-place prize after besting ‘Psychonaut007’ (runner-up for ₹94,233) in heads-up play. Khandalkar’s online scorecard has touched ₹2.48 Crores after this win.

Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez (3rd for ₹68,420), Aamir ‘flipper1’ Husain (4th for ₹51,937), Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay1399’ Vijay (5th for ₹35,765), Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani (6th for ₹23,325), and Anshul ‘Anshbag’ Bagai (7th for ₹18,660) FT-ed the tourney.

The Ballers champion Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹12,440.

Final Table Results

  1. Pranav ‘pkpok’ Khandalkar – ₹1,55,500
  2. Psychonaut007 – ₹94,233
  3. Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez – ₹68,420
  4. Aamir ‘flipper1’ Husain – ₹51,937
  5. Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay1399’ Vijay – ₹35,765
  6. Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani – ₹23,325
  7. Anshul ‘Anshbag’ Bagai – ₹18,660
  8. jigmet8888 – ₹15,550


The Classic [Progressive KO] 2 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 89

Re-entries – 40

Total Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,03,250

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹96,750

Places Paid – 14

PokerStars India’s ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Classic [Progressive KO] logged in 129 entrants, recording a marginal overlay shortfall of ₹6,500.

After a little over four hours of non-stop play, the mystery user ‘tks5432’ took down the event for ₹55,104, following a three-way deal Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda (runner-up for ₹23,982) and ‘sanjbat’ (3rd for ₹28,428).

Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan (4th for ₹12,539), Akshat ‘takingcuntrol’ Sharma (7th for ₹5,585), Anirban ‘nocluewho’ D Das (8th for ₹5,817) and Shubham ‘theViperArena’ Chaudhary (9th for ₹3,659) were others who posted FT finishes.


Friday 5PLO 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 49

Re-entries – 53

Prize Pool – ₹1,53,000

Places Paid – 15

The 9 PM Special ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Friday 5PLO saw PokerBaazi regular Taliwagang ‘Meverick’ Jamir championing the tourney to win ₹43,070. Rising Star Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna placed runner-up for ₹30,156.

Like the Weekly Highroller, this tourney successfully surpassed the listed guarantee on the back of 102 runners, and the top 15 places finished ITM.

Varun Vikrant ‘wazza92’ Pande placed fourth for ₹14,367.


Dangal Friday 1.2 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 88

Re-entries – 45

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 20

PokerDangal’s ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Dangal Friday registered 133 entries, and the top 20 places boarded the money bus. Topping them all was site regular ‘smokeup,’ who beat ‘limpingKK’ (runner-up for ₹19,800) heads-up to win ₹26,400.

Prashant ‘kingslayer’ Jha placed sixth for ₹6,000.


Bigstack Turbo 1 Lakh GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 55

Re-entries – 39

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 17

Running from 10:30 PM to 1:44 AM, PokerStars India’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Bigstack Turbo brought in 94 entries – falling six entries short on its 100-player guarantee.

The anonymous user ‘Czar2110’ shipped the event for ₹22,373, with ‘Guddu_Ki_Gun’ placing runner-up for ₹16,922.

Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi (3rd for ₹12,799), Shivam ‘brooskyradio1’ Shukla (4th for ₹9,681), and Tanmaya ‘RTDi27’ Gupta (6th for ₹5,538) FT-ed the tourney.


Hercules 1 Lakh GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹770

Entries – 72

Re-buys – 53

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 19

Pocket52’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Hercules registered 125 entries, falling ₹12,500 short of its advertised guarantee. The unknown player ‘khichdi’ navigated their way to the top to win ₹23,000. ‘muckforvalue’ finished runner-up for ₹16,500.


Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 60

Re-entries – 35

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 15

The anonymous user ‘devaryan’ defeated ‘a1j2’ heads-up in Pocket52`s ₹50K GTD Unravel to win ₹11,500. The latter added ₹8,500 to their bankroll for finishing runner-up.

Rajarshi ‘rajarshi’ Biswas netted ₹4,000 for his fifth-place finish.


Prime Time PLO 30K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 24

Re-entries – 18

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 5

Khelo365`s ₹30K GTD Prime Time PLO was taken down by ‘Winner21’, who ran past the 42-player field to win ₹12,900. ‘Siliguri’ finished runner-up for ₹6,900.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 52

Re-entries – 36

Prize Pool – ₹22,000

Places Paid – 9

‘rockon2002’ championed Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 to win ₹6,800.


This report was updated at 5:30 PM on 09.01.2021.

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