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Daily Majors: Arsh Grover, Raghav Bansal, Siddhanth Kripalani & Gaurav Sood Shine in the Thursday Flagships

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  • Namita Ghosh December 11, 2020
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Spartan Poker’s brand-new “The Millionaire Series” has really set the pulses racing for the poker community, but there was some mind-blowing action taking place at the other sites as well. Two high roller tourneys across Spartan and PokerStars India, alongside the Thursday staples like the Godfather and The Summit, handed out massive paycheques last night!

Here`s a complete recap of the Thursday tourneys!


Spartan Poker

The Millionaire Series continues to ride high on Spartan Poker, and Thursday saw another three big-ticket tourneys crown champions while the D’Lite began proceedings.

The series’ most expensive buy-in tourney, the ₹50 Lakhs GTD #12 Highroller, opened to action at 10 PM, allowing entry at ₹27,500. A total of 195 runners hit the felts, resulting in a marginal ₹1.25 Lakh overlay shortfall. Standing out from the crowd was Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover. The online maestro shook hands on a heads-up deal with the mystery player ‘ephemeral’ (runner-up for ₹9.70 Lakhs) to pocket the day’s biggest payout of ₹10.44 Lakhs.

Arsh Grover


Grover is ranked #2 on the annual charts and has top-tier Spartan Poker titles like the Destiny and FTS #2 Kickoff under his belt. Last night, he also final-tabled the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Highroller on PokerStars India, finishing fifth for ₹75,131.

With Grover at the top, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood was not far behind and placed fourth in the Highroller for ₹4.44 Lakhs. Sood also went on to champion the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Thursday 6-Max DeepStack on PokerBaazi for ₹1.03 Lakhs, adding over ₹5.45 Lakhs to his burgeoning bankroll.

Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav (5th for ₹3.56 Lakhs), Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (6th for ₹2.79 Lakhs), and Kunal ‘Alex52’ Bhatia (8th for ₹1.55 Lakhs) were the other notable finalists in the Highroller.

In the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #11 Monster Stack, a starting field of 519 entries meant that the ₹4,400 entry buy-in tourney generated a profitable prize pool of ₹20.76 Lakhs. The anonymous player ‘LuciferAA’ made it to the podium and netted a hefty ₹3.68 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘Shankar_Usha’ (runner-up for ₹2.92 Lakhs). MTT specialist Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$Kripalani, who championed The Summit last night for ₹3.80 Lakhs, finished third in the Millionaire Series #11 for another ₹1.92 Lakhs, accumulating a neat ₹5.72 Lakhs for the day`s work.

The ₹11 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #10 logged in 537 entries, booking a sizable ₹2.95 Lakhs overlay loss. The final two contenders agreed to close it out with a deal that saw Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain walk away with the title and the top prize of ₹2.01 Lakhs. ‘steak_addict’ placed runner-up for ₹1.49 Lakhs.

Paras Jain
Paras Jain


Jain has final tabled several tourneys over the past three months but has always fallen short of a clear win. While he finally ended his over two-month-long title drought last night, his online repertoire of MTT scores has crossed ₹1.52 Crores.

Another headline tourney at the series, the D’Lite, got underway yesterday, playing out Day 1A and Day 1B at 3 PM and 9 PM, respectively. The event offers a ₹10 Lakhs prize pool guarantee at a buy-in of only ₹110. Sure enough, Day 1A mustered a massive 1,256 entries, leaving only 99 runners to carry a stack to Day 2. ‘MAAHI MAAREGA’ (267,069) bagged the end of Day 1A chip lead, with Vineet ‘The Mentalist’ Kumar (217,040) and ‘Kharola111’ (213,926) rounding out the top three stacks from the flight.

2nd in Chips Vineet Kumar
2nd in Chips Vineet Kumar


Day 1B registered an even better 1,329 entries, and 98 players survived the onslaught with ‘SHAA31’ (316,514), ‘Wandoor’ (259,600), and ‘kingissai’ (239,847) bagging the top three stacks of the flight.

‘SHAA31’ came out as the overall chip leader among the 197 Day 2 qualifiers on Thursday. The field has grown 2,585-strong, and there are four more starting flights to the event before all the qualifying stacks converge for Day 2 at 10 PM on Saturday.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD Highroller was the star attraction on the site on Thursday. The event began 8 minutes late from its scheduled start time of 7.30 PM and pulled in a starting field of 157 entries, overlaying ₹1.01 Lakhs. It took a little over six hours to find a winner, with Abhijeet ‘sexylady7766’ Kumar eventually coming out on top for a ₹2.09 Lakhs payday. He chopped the top prize with PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal ‘B00MTilt23’ Singh, who walked away with the largest slice of the prize money worth ₹2.13 Lakhs.

Abhijeet Kumar
Abhijeet Kumar


Kumar’s last recorded title victory on PokerStars India dates back to November 20, when he had captured the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Magic Edition for ₹2.06 Lakhs. This is the first time he has made it to the podium in the site’s Highroller, and it’s also his personal best online score to date, bringing his lifetime winnings to ₹71.13 Lakhs.

Joining Kumar and Singh on the FT was the Millionaire Highroller champion Arsh ‘BiggggTymeRGrover (5th for ₹75,131), Rajat ‘sharabikebabiSharma (6th for ₹56,058), JaiKiran ‘ZEEKE777’ Kumar (7th for ₹41,827) and Bharat ‘hzgod’ Suda (8th for ₹31,209).

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale took off at 9.30 PM and brought together 175 entries, overlaying ₹62,500. The action went on till almost 3.30 AM in the wee hours of Friday, with Rishab ‘NoChan(3’ Malik proving to be the last player standing and won ₹1.44 Lakhs (₹56,815 in prize money and ₹88,105 in bounties). The “Star of the Month” – October, Shailesh Kumar ‘ArithemeticMeanPatel, finished runner-up for ₹55,361 (₹42,392 in prize money, ₹12,969 in bounties).

Rishab Malik


The anonymous player ‘rish7777’ posted fourth-place finishes in both the marquee tourneys on PokerStars India last night. While they picked up a ₹1 Lakh cash prize in the Highroller, they finished at the same position in the Battle Royale, pocketing ₹31,335.



Headlining the Thursday run of tourneys on Adda52 was the ₹5,500 entry buy-in Godfather. The hugely popular tourney crushed its ₹25 Lakhs guarantee by collecting a whopping ₹27.20 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 544 entries. The #1 ranked player in online winnings last month, Raghav ‘BaLyGaWhAlE’ Bansal, navigated his way to the top to win ₹6.52 Lakhs. He ran past a field of tough opponents on the FT, defeating poker veteran Raman ‘thuscameGujral (runner-up for ₹3.80 Lakhs) heads-up.

Raghav Bansal


Though we have been unable to update some of Bansal’s scores on Adda52 due to technical issues, the Delhi-based MTT pro has been on a breakout run recently. Bansal had a fantastic November with two WPT titles, along with a runner-up finish in another WPTOI tourney.

Debayan ‘debz19’ Das (3rd for ₹2.04 lakhs) and Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez (4th for ₹2.04 Lakhs) also FT-ed the Godfather.

Incidentally, Tez also championed The Punch on Adda52 for ₹31,705, earning over₹2.35 Lakhs for the day.

Pawan Tez


The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo had a fast-paced run last night with a starting field of 247 runners playing down to a winner in just four-and-a-half hours. Saahib ‘saahibBawa was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹1.24 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Manish ‘manurathi’ Rathi (runner-up for ₹1.12 Lakhs).



PokerBaazi’s Thursday night marquee, The Summit, logged in 210 entries to generate a guarantee-busting ₹15.75 Lakhs prize pool. Blazing his way to the top was the former Game Changer 3.0 champion Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani, who defeated PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja heads-up to win ₹3.80 Lakhs. Kripalani has a long litany of accolades and had only two days back captured The Endeavour for ₹2.65 Lakhs.

Siddhanth Kripalani


Kripalani also FT-ed the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #11 Monster Stack, placing third for ₹1.92 Lakhs. His present MTT scorecard reflects over ₹2.28 Crores in earnings, of which ₹1.96 Crores he has accumulated in 2020.

Ahuja, the PokerStars India “Star of the Month” leaderboard topper for Week #1 of December, banked ₹2.66 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Fellow PokerGuru Ambassador Madhav ‘goacartel’ Gupta (3rd for ₹1.71 Lakhs), Young Gun Siddharth ‘schemerKaria (5th for ₹95,288), Aditya ‘hashoilSardana (6th for ₹76,230), Manish ‘thekidLakhotia (7th for ₹63,315), and Abhishek ‘messi010010Gubba (8th for ₹50,715) were others who FT-ed The Summit.

Over at the 9 PM Special ₹4 Lakhs GTD Thursday 6-Max DeepStack, the #1 ranked player of 2020, Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood, topped the 146-entry field to win ₹1.03 Lakh. The online phenom has pushed his annual tally to over ₹4.35 Crores!

Gaurav Sood


The other notable Thursday winners were –

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
Nish 'nutscracker' Majithia₹36,080Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
arminvanbuuren₹30,000PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
harsh005₹29,8406-Max Holdem BOOST DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Ram 'TheLagLawyer' Kakkar₹23,113Afternoon on Stars ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Blue_heart₹17,250Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTDPocket52
Banerjee₹13,800Hitman PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
Reverse88₹8,000Grinder 2.0 NLHE ₹20K GTDKhelo365


Millionaire Series #12 Highroller 50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹27,500

Entries – 108

Re-entries – 41

Re-buys – 46

Prize Pool – ₹50,00,000

Places Paid – 20

The biggest buy-in tourney of the inaugural Millionaire Series, the ₹27,500 entry buy-in Millionaire Series #12 Highroller, clocked in 195 entries to experience an overlay shortfall of ₹1.25 Lakhs (5 entries).

Cutting his way through the reg-infested field was none other than the #2 ranked player on the annual leaderboard, Arsh ‘BigggTymer’ Grover, who banked the single-largest score of the day worth ₹10.44 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with ephemeral’ (runner-up for ₹9.71 Lakhs).

Young Gun Grover has won several titles on the site, including the Destiny on November 4 for ₹6.63 Lakhs and the FTS #2 – Kick-Off on November 18 for ₹7.68 Lakhs.

Grover`s phenomenal Thursday night run has sent his annual scorecard soaring to ₹3.82 Crores, while his lifetime MTT scores are also closing in on ₹6.22 Crores.

Young Gun`s Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (4th for ₹4.44 Lakhs) and Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav (5th for ₹3.57 Lakhs), and Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (6th for ₹2.80 Lakhs) were the other notables who FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Arsh ‘BigggTymer’ Grover – ₹10,44,045*
  2. ephemeral – ₹9,70,955*
  3. sharkhunterr – ₹5,37,500
  4. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – ₹4,44,000
  5. Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav – ₹3,56,500
  6. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – ₹2,79,500

*denotes a heads-up deal


Godfather 25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 275

Re-entries – 269

Prize Pool – ₹27,20,000

Places Paid – 55

The Thursday flagship tourney on Adda52, the ₹25 lakhs GTD Godfather, accumulated a guarantee-smashing ₹27.20 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 544 participants, and the top 55 places walked past the money line.

The 8 PM tourney ended in the wee hours of Friday morning, with MTT crusher Raghav ‘BalugaWhale’ Bansal walking away with the up-top cash prize of ₹6.52 Lakhs.

It was a well-deserved victory for the Delhi-based poker pro who defeated the more experienced Raman ‘thuscame’ Gujral (runner-up for ₹3.80 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

Bansal, who was among the top performers at last month’s WPT Online India series, is fast closing in on ₹4 Crores in lifetime earnings!

Debayan ‘debz19’ Das (3rd for ₹2.58 Lakhs), Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez (4th for ₹2.04 Lakhs), Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla (5th for ₹1.36 Lakhs), and Aniket ‘anteman’ Waghmare (7th for ₹68,000) were others who FT-ed the tourney!

Runner-up Raman Gujral
Runner-up Raman Gujral


Final Table Results

  1. Raghav ‘BalugaWhale’ Bansal – ₹6,52,800
  2. Raman ‘thuscame’ Gujral – ₹3,80,800
  3. Debayan ‘debz19’ Das – ₹2,58,400
  4. Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez – ₹2,04,000
  5. Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla – ₹1,36,000
  6. ctf – ₹95,200
  7. Aniket ‘anteman’ Waghmare – ₹68,000
  8. riverking021 – ₹54,400


Millionaire Series #11 Monster Stack 20 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 261

Re-entries – 89

Re-buys – 169

Prize Pool – ₹20,76,000

Places Paid – 47

The second featured tourney on Spartan Poker was the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #11 Monster Stack. A turnout of 519 entries helped the event surpass its listed guarantee by ₹76,000.

Navigating his way to the top was the mystery user ‘LuciferAA’, who netted a personal-best (on Spartan Poker) ₹3.69 Lakhs in prize money after a heads-up chop with ‘Shankar_Usha’ (runner-up for ₹2.93 Lakhs).

The winner ‘LuciferAA’ also placed eighth in the Millionaire Series #10 for ₹26,840, winning a cumulative ₹3.96 Lakhs for the day.

The FT was replete with regs like The Summit winner Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani (3rd for ₹1.93 Lakhs), TLB crusher Neeraj ‘Jannat52’ Kumar (4th for ₹1.56 Lakhs), Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan (6th for ₹93,835), Abhishek ‘MambaMentality’ Goindi (7th for ₹68,923), and Samay ‘Limitless’ Modi (8th for ₹50,654).

Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh bubbled the FT, finishing 9th for ₹41,520.

Final Table Results

  1. LuciferAA – ₹3,68,964*
  2. Shankar_Usha – ₹2,92,657*
  3. Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani – ₹1,92,653
  4. Neeraj ‘Jannat52’ Kumar – ₹1,55,908
  5. misamvasr – ₹1,22,899
  6. Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan – ₹93,835
  7. Abhishek ‘MambaMentality’ Goindi – ₹68,923
  8. Samay ‘Limitless’ Modi – ₹50,654

*denotes a heads-up deal


The Summit 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 128

Re-entries – 82

Prize Pool – ₹15,75,000

Places Paid – 24

PokerBaazi’s Thursday night extravaganza, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, generated a prize pool worth ₹15.75 Lakhs after registering 210 entries.

There are not many flagship titles that Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani doesn`t have on his poker resume, and he added The Summit to that list last night. He pipped PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (runner-up for ₹2.67 Lakhs) in the heads-up play to collect a winner’s paycheque worth ₹3.80 Lakhs.

Ahuja’s fellow Team Ambassador Madhav ‘goacartel’ Gupta placed third for ₹1.71 Lakhs.

Kripalani has been one of the biggest revelations of 2020. A former PMVS Main Event winner, Kripalani holds the distinction of being the first player to win consecutive Destiny titles on Spartan Poker on April 1 and April 9, respectively. He also won the Game Change 3.0 on July 5. Kripalani has accumulated ₹2.28 Crores in online earnings – ₹1.96 Crores of them this year!

Young Gun Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia (5th for ₹95,290), Aditya ‘hashoil’ Sardana (6th for ₹76,230), and Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (7th for ₹63,320) were others who FT-ed the tourney!

Runner-up Ashish Ahuja
Runner-up Ashish Ahuja


Final Table Results

  1. Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani – ₹3,80,363
  2. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – ₹2,67,000
  3. Madhav ‘goacartel’ Gupta – ₹171,360
  4. Ankitmodi – ₹1,27,000
  5. Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia – ₹95,290
  6. Aditya ‘hashoil’ Sardana – ₹76,230
  7. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹63,320


Highroller 12 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 89

Re-entries – 60

Prize Pool – ₹12,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Spearheading the Thursday primetime action on PokerStars India was the site`s ₹12 Lakhs GTD Highroller. The tourney experienced a slight delay starting and kicked off at 7:38 PM.

The ₹7,700 entry buy-in tourney locked in 157 entries, experiencing a ₹1.01 Lakh overlay deficit.

After a heads-up chop, coming out on top was Abhijeet ‘sexylady7766’ Kumar, who won a personal-best ₹2.09 Lakhs for the victory. His heads-up opponent, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh, walked away with a better ₹2.13 Lakhs.

Young Gun Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover (5th for ₹75,131), Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma (6th for ₹56,058), JaiKiran ‘ZEEKE777’ Kumar (7th for ₹41,827), Bharat ‘hzgod’ Kumar (8th for ₹31,208) and Anand ‘easywithducks’ Babu Pallikona (9th for ₹27,199) were all in the running on the star-studded final table.

Runner-up Laksh Pal Singh
Runner-up Laksh Pal Singh


Final Table Results

  1. Abhijeet ‘sexylady7766’ Kumar – ₹2,09,372*
  2. Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh – ₹2,13,911*
  3. Mr.Blackeh – ₹1,34,955
  4. rish7777 – ₹1,00,694
  5. Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover – ₹75,131
  6. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma – ₹56,058
  7. JaiKiran ‘ZEEKE777’ Kumar – ₹41,827
  8. Bharat ‘hzgod’ Kumar – ₹31,208
  9. Anand ‘easywithducks’ Babu Pallikona – ₹27,199

*denotes heads-up deal


Millionaire Series #10 11 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 269

Re-entries – 80

Re-buys – 188

Prize Pool – ₹11,00,000

Places Paid – 47

With 537 entries ponying up the ₹1,650 entry buy-in, Spartan Poker’s ₹11 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #10 had to fill in a landslide ₹2.95 Lakhs overlay.

Starting proceedings at 6 PM, it took almost seven hours of play before the PLO reg Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain championed the tourney to win ₹2.01 Lakhs. Jain has won SSS and IOPC titles in the past and ended a long dry spell with the title to touch ₹1.52 Crores in lifetime earnings.

The anonymous ‘steak_addict’ finished runner-up for ₹1.50 Lakhs.

Pranav ‘pranav40973’ Agarwal (3rd for ₹1.02 Lakhs), Mahima ‘mambojojo’ Walia Das (5th for ₹65,120), and Himanshu ‘Bholesekheloge2913’ Dwivedi (6th for ₹49,720) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain – ₹2,01,043*
  2. steak_addict – ₹1,49,527*
  3. Pranav ‘pranav40973’ Agarwal – ₹1,02,080
  4. $enior@dvocate – ₹82,610
  5. Mahima ‘mambojojo’ Walia Das – ₹65,120
  6. Himanshu ‘Bholesekheloge2913’ Dwivedi – ₹49,720
  7. Gdsa – ₹36,520
  8. LuciferAA – ₹26,840

*denotes a heads-up deal


Millionaire Series – D’lite Day 1A 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹110

Entries – 630

Re-entries – 80

Rebuys – 546

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Survivors – 99

Offering insane value, the ₹110 entry buy-in ₹10 Lakhs GTD D’lite kicked off proceedings yesterday with two of its starting flight running course.

Day 1A registered 1256 entries (630 unique, 80 re-entries, and 546 rebuys) and took just over three hours to find the 99 Day 2 qualifiers.

Topping the surviving field was ‘MAAHI MAAREGAA’ (267,069), with The MAMMOTH champion Vineet ‘The Mentalist’ Kumar (217,040) and ‘Kharola111’ (213,926) rounding out the top three stacks.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. MAAHI MAAREGAA – 267,069
  2. Vineet ‘The Mentalist’ Kumar – 217,040
  3. Kharola111 – 213,926
  4. iamdecieved – 188,668
  5. blackfly – 174,295
  6. Henk – 173,372
  7. Greyhound15 – 158,484
  8. King_Masters – 148,827
  9. sIr111 – 147,897
  10. flushspecialist – 144,214


Millionaire Series – D’lite Day 1B 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹110

Entries – 497

Re-entries – 135

Rebuys – 697

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Survivors – 98

The second starting flight, Day 1B of the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series – D’lite logged in 1,329 players, and 98 players advanced to Day 2. Adding the 1256 entries from Day 1A, the event has registered 2,585 entries already, with four more flights to go.

SHAA31’ (316,514), ‘Wandoor’ (259,600), and ‘kingissai’ (239,847) bagged the top stacks of the day.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. SHAA31 – 316,514
  2. Wandoor – 259,600
  3. kingissai – 239,847
  4. lailaterilelgi – 217,504
  5. rajeshpenumatsa – 192,298
  6. Johnmartin – 185,982
  7. MAAHI MAAREGAA – 179,009
  8. mak06nrit – 177,115
  9. mojo_99 – 174,496
  10. Dark Nature – 160,241


Battle Royale 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 109

Re-entries – 66

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,81,250

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,18,750

Places Paid – 27

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale garnered 175 entries, registering a gaping ₹62,500 overlay shortfall.

Rishab ‘NoChan(3’ Malik was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹1.44 Lakhs (₹56,815 in prize money and ₹88,105 in bounties). Malik dusted off an almost three-month-long dry run, touching ₹1.56 Crores in recorded online earnings.

The “Star of the Month – October” Shailesh ‘ArithemeticMean’ Kumar Patel came in second for ₹55,361 (₹42,391 in prize money and ₹12,968 in bounties).

Sandy ‘Ziigmunddd’ Lamba finished 9th for ₹11,531.

Runner-up Shailesh Patel
Runner-up Shailesh Patel


Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Rishab ‘NoChan(3’ Malik – ₹1,44,921
  2. Shailesh ‘ArithemeticMean’ Kumar Patel – ₹55,361
  3. deadpan16 – ₹34,247
  4. rish7777 – ₹31,335
  5. 7II7II7II – ₹23,390
  6. CS2Poker – ₹19,818
  7. ForeverTJ – ₹13,846
  8. hypnoticenzyme – ₹9,189
  9. Sandy ‘Ziigmunddd’ Lamba – ₹11,531


Monster Turbo 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 157

Re-entries – 90

Prize Pool – ₹5,55,749

Places Paid – 27

Adda52 regular Saahib ‘saahib’ Bawa shipped the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo to win ₹1.24 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with Manish ‘manurathi’ Rathi (runner-up for ₹1.12 Lakhs).

The tourney garnered 247 participants who ponied up the ₹2,500 entry buy-in, and the top 27 places took a stab at the ₹5.55 Lakhs prize pool.

Arjun ‘Beatthefish66’ Arora (3rd for ₹66,690), Akshat ‘Akshat03’ Sharma (4th for ₹48,628), Ayan ‘gutshotguru1’ Ray (5th for ₹33,345), Sumit ‘sumit4game’ Saurav (7th for ₹18,062), and Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari (8th for ₹13,894) posted FT scores.

Final Table Results

  1. Saahib ‘saahib’ Bawa – ₹1,24,630*
  2. Manish ‘manurathi’ Rathi – ₹1,12,954*
  3. Arjun ‘Beatthefish66’ Arora – ₹66,690
  4. Akshat ‘Akshat03’ Sharma – ₹48,628
  5. Ayan ‘gutshotguru1’ Ray – ₹33,345
  6. dillan747 – ₹23,619
  7. Sumit ‘sumit4game’ Saurav – ₹18,062
  8. Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari – ₹13,894

*denotes heads-up deal


Thursday 6-Max Deepstack 4 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 74

Re-entries – 72

Prize Pool – ₹4,00,000

Places Paid – 12

PokerBaazi`s 9 PM Special ₹4 Lakhs GTD Thursday 6-Max Deepstack pulled in 146 entrants to leave an overlay of ₹35,000, and the top 12 places got paid.

Outlasting the competition was none other than the top-ranked player of the year, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood, who eliminated ‘daredevilcalls’ (runner-up for ₹72,120) in second-place to win ₹1.03 Lakhs.

Sood has now crossed ₹4.35 Crores in recorded earnings in 2020.

Known players who FT-ed the tourney included Rising Star Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna (4th for ₹34,360), Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (5th for ₹25,760), Mohit ‘imohitahuja21’ Ahuja (6th for ₹20,600), Pawan ‘Pawan46’ S (7th for ₹17,120), and Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal (8th for ₹13,720).


Warrior Arena 1.2 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 71

Re-entries – 37

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 17

Topping a field of 108 entries, ‘donald123’ took down PokerDangal`s ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Warrior Arena for ₹28,800. The player struck a heads –up deal with Ajit Singh ‘ace_bob’ Arora (runner-up for ₹20,400).

Runner-up Ajit Singh Arora
Runner-up Ajit Singh Arora



Pocket Jacks 75K – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 77

Re-entries – 35

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 17

The user ‘Blue_heart’ took down the ₹75K Pocket Jacks for ₹17,250, besting ‘111king’ (runner-up for ₹12,375) in heads-up play.


Hitman PLO 30K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 23

Re-entries – 11

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 4

Khelo365’s ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO drew 34 entries, overlaying ₹13,000. The user ‘Banerjee’ claimed the title and the top prize of ₹13,800.


Grinder 2.0 NLHE 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 38

Re-entries – 16

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 6

Khelo365’s daily ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 attracted 54 entries. Online reg ‘Reverse88’ shipped the event for ₹8,000.

The winner ‘Reverse88’ also FT-ed the Bounty Hunter on Khelo365, placing 5th for ₹1,350.


Bounty Hunter 15K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹330

Entries – 34

Re-entries – 24

Prize Pool – ₹15,000

Places Paid – 6

The ₹15K GTD Bounty Hunter experienced an overlay deficit of 3,400 after registering 58 entries. ‘ninja111’ took down the tourney to win ₹6,000.


This report was updated at 4.30 PM on 11.12.2020

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