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Daily Majors: Armaan Kochhar, Vivek Karwa & Sagar Choudhury Crush the Monday MTTs

Armaan Kochhar, Vivek Karwa & Sagar Choudhury - Daily Majors
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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly October 20, 2020
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A predictably slow Monday was plagued with a majority of the flagships facing overlay woes. The dazzling performances of Armaan Kochhar, Vivek Karwa, and Sagar Choudhury brought in some excitement to what was otherwise a dull day on the virtual felts.

Here’s a recap of last night’s flagships.


Spartan Poker

The 10 Lakhs GTD ReCharge headlined the Monday marquees on Spartan Poker and pulled in 476 entries, overlaying 48,000. The mystery user Rajarshi ‘Raj@19911′ Biswas padded his bankroll by 1.70 Lakhs after a heads-up chop with ‘onlywinner007’ (runner-up for 1.46 Lakhs). The champion presently has 8.11 Lakhs in recorded earnings on Spartan Poker, but they are still in the red for 99,120.

Rajarshi Biswas
Rajarshi Biswas


The other big-ticket tourney running on the site, the 5.50 Lakhs GTD The Flash, fared no better than the ReCharge. After logging in 514 entries, the 1,100 entry buy-in event still had to fill in an overlay of 36,000. ‘Mr. Bean’ topped the field to win 96,850, following a heads-up deal with ‘@[email protected] (runner-up for 78,435).



Kicking off the Monday action on Adda52 was the 10 Lakhs GTD Inception that suffered an overlay of 1.36 Lakhs on the back of 270 entrants. After nearly seven hours of play, Armaan ‘tandavam’ Kochhar came out on top and banked the 2.08 Lakhs top prize. Kochhar seems to be in unstoppable form lately. He was coming in fresh from a blockbuster Sunday, where he shipped the 25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions for 6.86 Lakhs and final tabled the Nano Highroller (8th for 32,789), banking 7.19 Lakhs in cumulative earnings. His Monday night run has moved him up one place to #6 on the weekly leaderboard.

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar


Vivek ‘victor2coolsmart’ Karwa finished runner-up for 2.06 Lakhs following a heads-up deal. Site regular ‘Reg_Slayer’ rounded out the top three finishes, placing third for 1.16 Lakhs. At the same time, Sunday night’s ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire runner-up Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury came in fourth for 85,000.

Runner-up Vivek Karwa
Runner-up Vivek Karwa


The 3 Lakhs GTD Hexagram attracted 134 participants and experienced an overlay of 32,000. ‘rohit010587’ took down the event for 84,750, just as ‘ICMsucks’ finished runner-up for 55,500.



PokerBaazi’s Monday night extravaganza, the 10 Lakhs GTD The Bout, witnessed Armaan ‘Armaan007’ Kochhar fighting to claim his second title of the night. He came excruciatingly close, ultimately losing the heads-up battle to ‘Missbluff’. The eventual winner netted 2.10 Lakhs in first-place prize money, while Kochhar increased his bankroll by 1.47 Lakhs, taking his cumulative Monday winnings to 3.55 Lakhs.

The Bout registered 363 contenders, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a shortfall of 92,500. The top 45 runners received payouts, and this once again included Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury, who, posting his second FT score yesterday, placed third for 94,500. His overall Monday score stood tall at 1.79 Lakhs.

Runner-up Sagar Choudhury
Runner-up Sagar Choudhury


PokerBaazi’s 2 Lakhs GTD Grinders#4 Monday MegaStack was taken down by ‘arun12raj,’ who raced past a 114-entry field and pocketed 53,600 in cash prize. The event suffered an overlay of 29,000.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India faced some technical difficulties due to which a majority of its ongoing Monday tourneys had to be canceled.

The 5 Lakhs GTD Eliminator was the day`s featured tourney and clocked in 295 entries, collecting a prize pool of 4.42 Lakhs. Forty-seven players were assured payouts. After the technical glitch caused the game to be canceled mid-way, the prize pool seems to have been distributed among the 47 remaining players. Guruprasad ‘fishcalling1’ Gupta held the most giant stack when the game was halted, receiving the most significant payout of 17,154 (12,936 in prize money and 4,218 in bounties).

Guruprasad Gupta
Guruprasad Gupta


The 1.5 Lakhs GTD Deepstack was also canceled; however, ‘raghav1990’ bagged the biggest payday of 6,248.

The second edition of PokerStars India’s Twenty20 Rush also commenced last night but was also affected by the technical issues. The 50K GTD TWENTY20 RUSH Time Tourney brought in 60 entries, falling 8,000 short of the break-even mark. The 90-minutes long event was shipped by ‘sakht8’ for 14,812.

Due to the events getting canceled last night, the “Star of the Month” Week #2 Leaderboard standing remained unchanged, with ‘muttonmm’ (741 points) at the top. While Neeraj Kumar (624 points) and ‘jul1u592’ (584 points) retaining their second and third spots, respectively.

The other Monday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
PrivateLimited₹51,741Monster Stack 2.25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
KittyKittyKat₹45,764Night Rider - Monster Stack 2.45 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Addysonu₹23,113Afternoon on Stars ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Harsh ‘Littleboy’ Raaj₹17,250Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTDPocket52
Anikk₹15,750Monday Blues ₹75K GTDPokerDangal
sakht8₹14,812TWENTY20 RUSH Time Tourney ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
Sumit ‘AAKKJJ’ Megotia₹12,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
Ashu079₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD



The Bout 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – 2,750

Entries – 194

Re-entries – 169

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 45

After a blockbuster weekend, PokerBaazi was forced to fill in a deficit of 92,500 in its Monday flagship, 10 Lakhs GTD The Bout. The tourney pulled in 366 entries and paid out 45 places.

Almost seven hours of play later, mystery user ‘Missbluff’ navigated their way across the field to win the 2.10 Lakhs up-top. Keeping his breakout run intact, Sunday’s Adda52 Millions ₹25 Lakhs GTD champion Armaan ‘Armaan007’ Kochhar netted 1.47 Lakhs for his runner-up finish. Kochhar seems to be on fire and simply unstoppable at this moment, as he also championed Adda52’s Inception last night.

Sunday’s The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD runner-up on Spartan Poker, Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury (3rd for 94,500), Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora (5th for 52,500), Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba (7th for 35,000), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘luna’ Steves (8th for 28,000) picked up FT scores.

Final Table Results

1. Missbluff2,10,000

2. Armaan ‘Armaan007’ Kochhar – 1,47,000

3. Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury – 94,500

4. daredevilcalls – 70,000

5. Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora – 52,500

6. silentkid – 42,000

7. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – 35,000

8. Ratul ‘luna’ Steves – 28,000


Inception 10 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – 3,500

Entries – 148

Re-entries – 122

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 27

The Monday featured tourney on Adda52, the 10 Lakhs GTD Inception, pulled in 270 entries (148 unique and 122 re-entries), to post an overlay of 1.36 Lakhs.

It took six and a half hours of play for the field to whittle down to the heads-up between Armaan ‘tandavam’ Kochhar and Vivek ‘victor2coolsmart’ Karwa. The duo quickly chopped the prize money, with the former eventually clinching the title for 2.09 Lakhs – Karwa pocketed 2.06 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Since last week, Kochhar has been on a tear, accumulating FT scores with remarkable consistency. His annual tally has already crossed the 1.8 Crore-mark, while his overall MTT scorecard reflects 2.79 Crores in winnings.

Suraj ‘MRvBEAST’ N Yadav was eliminated in seventh place for 32,500, setting up the six-handed final table.

Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury (4th for 85,000) and Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik (5th for 57,500) posted FT scores.

Final Table Results

1. Armaan ‘tandavam’ Kochhar – 2,08,945*

2. Vivek ‘victor2coolsmart’ Karwa – 2,06,055*

3. Reg_Slayer – 1,16,500

4. Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury – 85,000

5. Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik – 57,500

6. fearcheema – 42,500

*denotes a heads-up deal


ReCharge 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 245

Re-entries – 74

Re-buys – 157

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 47

The 10 Lakhs GTD ReCharge clocked in 476 challengers who ponied up the 2,200 entry buy-in to leave an overlay of 48,000.

After almost eight hours of intense action, Rajarshi ‘Raj@19911′ Biswas raced past the competition and netted 1.70 Lakhs cash prize following a heads-up deal with ‘onlywinner007’ (runner-up for 1.46 Lakhs).

Known players who got featured on the FT were Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (4th for 75,100), Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (6th for 43,518), and Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru (7th for 33,200).

Final Table Results

1. Rajarshi ‘Raj@19911′ Biswas – 1,70,573*

2. onlywinner007 – 1,46,645*

3. Azhor Ahai – 92,800

4. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – 75,100

5. R.K.K – 59,200

6. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – 43,518

7. Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru – 33,200

8. flyingFish – 24,400

9. Jannat52 – 20,000

*denotes heads-up deal


The Flash 5.50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 266

Re-entries – 92

Re-buys – 156

Prize Pool – 5,50,000

Places Paid – 47

Spartan Poker’s 5.50 Lakhs GTD The Flash experienced an overlay of 36,000 on the back of 514 entrants.

The winner emerged in ‘Mr. Bean,’ who banked 96,850 following a heads-up deal with ‘@[email protected] (runner-up for 78,435).

Gurpal ‘Boris brejcha’ Singh (3rd for 51,040), Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish (4th for 41,305), and Yash ‘ifoldfullhouses’ Dutt (9th for 11,000) also posted FT scores.

Final Table Results

1. Mr. Bean – 96,850*

2. @[email protected]78,435*

3. Gurpal ‘Boris brejcha’ Singh – 51,040

4. Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish – 41,305

5. waddaplaya – 32,560

6. Mrblue1205 – 24,860

7. luv anand – 18,260

8. Gooday – 13,420

9. Yash ‘ifoldfullhouses’ Dutt – 11,000

*denotes heads-up deal


Hexagram 3 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 72

Re-Entries – 62

Prize Pool – 3,00,000

Places Paid – 15

Adda52’s 3 Lakhs GTD Hexagram pulled in 134 entrants that translated into an overlay worth 32,000.

The tourney started at 9.30 PM and went on till 2:51 AM. It was ‘rohit010587’ who decimated the competition, including their heads-up opponent ‘ICMsucks’ (runner-up for 55,500) to win their second-best score on the site worth 84,750. The winner’s overall earnings on Adda52 currently stand at 5.88 Lakhs with 1.92 Lakhs in profits.

Utkarsh ‘sam20542’ Srivastava bubbled the FT in seventh place for 11,250.


Grinders#4 Monday MegaStack 2 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 89

Re-entries – 25

Prize Pool – 2,00,000

Places Paid – 15

Another edition of Grinders series kicked off yesterday on PokerBaazi. The 2 Lakhs GTD Grinders#4 Monday MegaStack posted an overlay of 29,000 after registering 114 runners. Starting at 9 PM, the tourney went on till 2 AM.

The mystery player ‘arun12raj’ outlasted the competition to win 53,600 in first-place prize money along with additional bounty prizes. ‘Sonukclub’ placed runner-up for 37,540.

Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma (4th for 17,880), and TLB crusher Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (8th for 7,140) FT-ed the event.


Pocket Jacks 75K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – 550

Entries – 94

Re-entries – 41

Prize Pool – 75,000

Places Paid – 15

Monday’s 75K GTD tourney, the Pocket Jacks was championed by Pocket52 regular Harsh ‘Littleboy’ Raaj, who banked 17,250 in first-place prize money. ‘HassiAces’ finished runner-up for 12,375.

Harsh Raaj
Harsh Raaj


Sumit ‘AAKKJJ’ Megotia (3rd for 9,000) and Shaurya Pratap ‘pokerguy123’ Pundir (6th for 6,750) FT-ed the tourney.


Monday Blues 75K GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – 440

Entries – 92

Rebuys – 51

Prize Pool – 75,000

Places Paid – 23

PokerDangal`s 75K GTD Monday Blues suffered an overlay of 17,800 on the back of 143 entries.

Twenty-three places got paid, and making the most of the value on offer was mystery player ‘Anikk,’ who clinched the title for 15,750.

Janani ‘Khapa’ Ghosh finished 4th for 6,750.


TWENTY20 RUSH Time Tourney 50K GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – 770

Entries – 40

Re-entries – 20

Prize Pool – 50,000

Places Paid – 5

The TWENTY20 RUSH Time Tourney on PokerStars India attracted a field of 60 entries (40 unique and 20 re-entries) to fall 8,000 short of meeting the 50,000 prize pool guarantee.

This was a 90-minute tournament, and topping the five finalists who earned payouts in the event was ‘sakht8,’ who pocketed 14,812 for their win.

Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar (5th for 7,095) was also among the finalists who finished ITM.


Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – 440

Entries – 68

Re-entries – 23

Prize Pool – 50,000

Places Paid – 13

The 50K GTD Unravel on Pocket52 fell 13,600 short of meeting its advertised guarantee after registering 91 entries.

Sumit ‘AAKKJJ’ Megotia, who placed third in the Pocket Jacks, shipped the tourney for 12,500, defeating ‘lazylion’ (runner-up for 9,000) heads-up.

Sumit Megotia
Sumit Megotia


Lalit ‘msdhoni07’ Devpal earned 5,000 for his fourth-place finish.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – 275

Entries – 36

Re-entries – 27

Prize Pool – 20,000

Places Paid – 7

Khelo365`s 20K GTD Grinder 2.0 drew 63 runners. The final seven players made it past the money line, and it was ‘Ashu079,’ who eventually picked the top prize of 7,200.


This report was updated at 3:30 PM on 20.10.2020

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