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Daily Majors: Arsh Grover, Shashank Desai, Sanat Mehrotra, Anmol Raj Singh Chawla & Kunal Chowdhury Champion the Monday Flagships

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  • RUPAM THAKUR April 20, 2021
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Spartan Poker`s bi-weekly 35 Lakhs GTD The Big Deal made for an action-packed Monday. The majority of the day`s other flagships also crushed their listed guarantees.

Young Gun Arsh Grover and PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank Desai were the standout winners last night. After keeping a relatively low profile these last few weeks, Grover bounced back with a bang as he took down The Big Deal for the second time, netting ₹9.06 Lakhs. Another runner-up finish in PokerBaazi’s Big Show for ₹1.21 Lakhs fetched him seven figures in total winnings.

PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank Desai was another mover and shaker as he championed both the Adda52 Monday marquees. He won the Iron Man for ₹2.15 Lakhs and followed that up by shipping the Voyager for ₹88,500. He also took third place in PokerBaazi`s The Big Show, lapping up ₹3.81 in total winnings.

Two other players shipped two tourney titles each. Jaya Bharathkumar Prajapati had an eventful run on Spartan Poker, winning The Night Rider – Monster Stack for ₹54,442 and the Monster Stack for ₹47,875.

Swapnil Patil went on a rampage on PokerStars India, shipping the Deepstack for ₹38,492 and the Ultrasonic for a record 12th time for ₹29,560.

Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra, Anmoj Singh Chawla, Kunal Chaudhary, and Aditya Kulkarni came out on top in the other Monday marquees.

Here is a complete recap of the day`s highlights.


Spartan Poker

Lighting up the Monday MTT schedule on Spartan Poker was the site`s bi-weekly ₹35 Lakhs GTD Big Deal. The ₹22,000 entry buy-in Highroller tourney, part of the Daily Poker Marathon, ran from 8 PM to 3:10 AM with a field of 180 entries collecting a prize pool worth ₹36 Lakhs. Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover shipped the tourney for the second time in under a month for ₹9.06 Lakhs. Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi finished runner-up for ₹6.12 Lakhs, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹5.14 Crores (₹1.48 Crores in net profits).

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover


The #2 ranked player on the 2020 yearly leaderboard, Arsh Grover, had won The Big Deal for the first time on March 22 for ₹8.68 Lakhs. Grover was in the hunt for a second title in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show and eventually placed runner-up for ₹1.21 Lakhs. With ₹10.27 Lakhs in cumulative winnings, he was the day`s biggest winner.

Grover is ranked #6 in the 2021 annual leaderboard standings with close to ₹1.16 Crores in yearly scores and sits at #4 on the profits leaderboard with over ₹60.53 Lakhs in yearly profits. His lifetime MTT tally stands tall at ₹7.56 Crores (₹3.56 Crores in net profits).

The other Monday marquee, the ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD The Flash, wrangled in 622 entries, posting a guarantee-crushing ₹6.60 Lakhs prize pool. Kunal ‘Charsilaladka’ Chaudhary shipped the tourney for ₹1.01 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with ‘TheMeisTeR’ (runner-up for ₹94,898). Chaudhary’s lifetime tally has touched ₹31.54 Lakhs after last night`s win, with ₹4.23 Lakhs in net profits.

Kunal Chaudhary
Kunal Chaudhary


Jaya Bharathkumar ‘denb’ Prajapati took down two events on the site. He won the ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD Night Rider – Monster Stack for ₹54,442 and the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹47,875, adding ₹1.02 Lakhs to his bankroll.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale locked in 156 entries on Monday, overlaying ₹1.10 Lakhs. Site-reg Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla championed the event for the second time, banking ₹1.19 Lakhs (₹64,180 in bounties). Sandeep ‘SANDYINC.’ Rajora came in second for ₹57,994 (₹3,125 in bounties).

Anmolraj Singh Chawla
Anmolraj Singh Chawla


Chawla had previously won the Battle Royale on February 11 for ₹1.16 Lakhs. He now has ₹33.17 Lakhs in recorded winnings on PokerStars India, with ₹16.91 Lakhs in net profits.

The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Deepstack saw Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil navigating his way to the top to win ₹38,492 (₹21,855 in bounties), after defeating ‘sumitm74’ (runner-up for ₹31,773) (₹15,137 in bounties) in the heads-up play. Later in the night, Patil took down the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Ultrasonic for a record-extending 12th time for ₹29,560. With ₹68,052 in total winnings on the site, Patil`s lifetime tally has touched ₹45.4 Lakhs (₹5.31 Lakhs in net profits).

Swapnil Patil
Swapnil Patil




PokerBaazi’s Monday night extravaganza, the ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD The Big Show, registered a guarantee-smashing 312 entries. Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra was the last player standing and collected ₹1.72 Lakhs – his second time winning The Big Show this year. The Big Deal champion Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover missed out on a second title, placing runner-up for ₹1.21 Lakhs.

Sanat Mehrotra
Sanat Mehrotra


Sanat Mehrotra had won The Big Show for the first time on March 15 for ₹1.76 Lakhs. Mehrotra currently sits on ₹5.52 Crores in lifetime winnings, with over ₹1.90 Crores in net profits.

Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost for ₹54,119) and ‘dheerajarora’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO BOOST Monster for ₹28,150) took down the other Monday marquee tourneys on PokerBaazi.

Aditya Kulkarni
Aditya Kulkarni




Adda52`s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man clocked in 482 entries, collecting ₹8.77 Lakhs in the prize pool. After a little under six and a half hours of play, PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘IndianRat’ Desai outlasted the competition to win ₹2.15 Lakhs, with the former Full House winner Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh placing runner-up for ₹1.27 Lakhs.

Shashank Desai
Shashank Desai


Shashank Desai went on a rampage on Adda52 last night as he took down the other marquee tourney on the site as well, the ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD Voyager. He won ₹88,500 after outlasting a player field of 354 entries. The mystery reg ‘DEEZII’ finished runner-up for ₹53,631.

Desai also placed third in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹77,766, adding over ₹3.81 Lakhs through the day. The PokerGuru Staking member currents boasts ₹2.6 Crores in lifetime winnings.

The other Monday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Kunal ‘Charsilaladka’ Chaudhary₹1.01 LakhsThe Flash ₹4.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Shashank 'IndianRat' Desai₹88,500Voyager ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Jaya Bharathkumar denb’ Prajapati₹54,442Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.75
Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Aditya 'adit11' Kulkarni₹54,1196-Max Holdem Boost ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Jaya Bharathkumar denb’ Prajapati₹47,875Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTDSpartan
Swapnil 'pokpom1' Patil ₹38,492Deepstack ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Swapnil 'pokpom1' Patil₹29,560Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
dheerajarora₹28,150PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
juwadi₹16,500Monday Blues ₹75K GTDPokerDangal


The Big Deal 35 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹22,000

Entries – 94

Re-entries – 39

Rebuys – 47

Prize Pool – ₹36,00,000

Places Paid – 17

Spartan Poker’s ₹35 Lakhs GTD The Big Deal was, by and far, the biggest guaranteed tourney running last night. The 8 PM Highroller event logged in 180 entries, registering a profitable ₹36 Lakhs prize pool.

After over seven hours of play, making his way to the top was Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover. The Delhi-based MTT pro banked a hefty ₹9.06 Lakhs winner`s payday after eliminating Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (runner-up for ₹6.12 Lakhs) in second place.

This is the second time Grover shipped The Big Deal in under a month. He had previously championed the event on March 22 for ₹8.68 Lakhs. Grover has been missing from the virtual felts since his birthday earlier this month, but he came out all guns blazing last night. The MTT pro, currently in Goa, came within touching distance of winning PokerBaazi’s The Big Show as well, eventually placing runner-up for ₹1.20 Lakhs. Two impressive finishes earned him a seven-figure score of ₹10.25 Lakhs, boosting his lifetime scorecard to ₹7.56 Crore.

A quick look at Arsh Grover’s online stats shows that he has already worked up ₹3.56 Crores in lifetime profits and ₹1.16 Crores in recorded winnings in 2021.

Young Gun Ujjwal ‘Paperboi’ Narwal (3rd for ₹3.98 Lakhs), Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar (4th for ₹3.29 Lakhs), Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal (5th for ₹2.66 Lakhs), and Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala (6th for ₹2.10 Lakhs) FT-ed the six-max tourney.

Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall bubbled the FT in seventh place for ₹1.60 Lakhs.

Runner-up Siddarth Singhvi
Runner-up Siddarth Singhvi


Final Table Results

  1. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – ₹9,05,760
  2. Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi – ₹6,12,000
  3. Ujjwal ‘Paperboi’ Narwal – ₹3,97,800
  4. Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar – ₹3,29,400
  5. Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal – ₹2,65,680
  6. Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala – ₹2,09,520


Iron Man 8 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,000

Entries – 231

Re-entries – 251

Prize Pool – ₹8,77,240

Places Paid – 49

Adda52`s Monday headliner, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man, dragged in 482 hopefuls to create a guarantee-smashing ₹8.77 Lakhs prize pool.

Scoring multiple deep runs was a common theme last night, and PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘IndianRat’ Desai featured prominently among the day`s top winners. The PokerGuru Staking member went on a tear on Adda52, winning both the marquee tourneys on the site. He championed the Iron Man for ₹2.15 Lakhs, besting Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh (runner-up for ₹1.27 Lakhs) heads-up to the finish line.

The Pune resident took down the Voyager as well and placed third in the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show, netting over ₹3.80 Lakhs through the day. His lifetime tally stands tall at ₹2.60 Crores.

Rohit ‘rohitvaswani’ Vaswani (3rd for ₹87,724), Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh (4th for ₹65,793), Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC (5th for ₹43,862), and Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh (6th for ₹30,703) posted FT payouts in the tourney.

Runner-up Devrat Singh
Runner-up Devrat Singh


Final Table Results

  1. Shashank ‘IndianRat’ Desai – ₹2,14,924
  2. Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh – ₹1,27,200
  3. Rohit ‘rohitvaswani’ Vaswani – ₹87,724
  4. Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh – ₹65,793
  5. Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC – ₹43,862
  6. Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh – ₹30,703


The Big Show 7.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 175

Re-entries – 137

Prize Pool – ₹7,80,000

Places Paid – 36

The ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD The Big Show was the featured tourney on PokerBaazi’s Monday MTT schedule. The event logged in a starting field of 312 entries, generating a smashing ₹7.80 Lakhs prize pool.

The event played down to an intense heads-up showdown between two Young Guns, where the MTT crusher Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra came out on top. Mehrotra grabbed the ₹1.72 Lakhs first-place payout, denying The Big Deal champion Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover (runner-up for ₹1.21 Lakhs) his second flagship title of the day.

The day`s other standout winner, PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘indianrat’ Desai, placed third for ₹77,766. Shashank Desai`s other deep runs on Monday included:

> 1st in Adda52’s Iron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTD for ₹2.15 Lakhs

> 1st in Adda52’s ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD Voyager for ₹88,500

Rahul ‘chanakyax’ Bhura (4th for ₹57,564), Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi (5th for ₹43,212), Dhaval ‘Rehab77’ Mudgal (6th for ₹34,554), and Mukesh ‘silentkid’ Ahuja (7th for ₹28,704) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹1,72,302
  2. Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover – ₹1,20,900
  3. Shashank ‘indianrat’ Desai – ₹77,766
  4. Rahul ‘chanakyax’ Bhura – ₹57,564
  5. Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi – ₹43,212
  6. Dhaval ‘Rehab77’ Mudgal – ₹34,554
  7. Mukesh ‘silentkid’ Ahuja – ₹28,704
  8. yogibaba260 – ₹23,010


Battle Royale 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 93

Re-entries – 63

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹3,05,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹1,95,000

Places Paid – 17

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale was one of the few Monday night marquees that ended up recording an overlay shortfall. The 7:30 PM tourney wrangled in 156 entries, filling in ₹1.10 Lakh in overlays.

Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla has been making deep runs consistently, and he grabbed the Battle Royale title for the second time last night for ₹1.19 Lakhs (₹64,180 in bounties). Sandeep ‘SANDYINC.’ Rajora came in second for ₹57,994 (₹3,125 in bounties).

Anmolraj Singh Chawla now boasts of ₹31.98 Lakhs in recorded winnings on PokerStars India.

Vikram ‘GreenSTUFF79’ Mishra (6th for ₹22,425) and Yash ‘Yash9694’ Jain (7th for ₹18,372) earned final table payouts.

Vikram Mishra also placed seventh in PokerStars India’s Deepstack for ₹4,885.

Runner-up Sandeep Rajora
Runner-up Sandeep Rajora


Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla – ₹1,19,049
  2. Sandeep ‘SANDYINC.’ Rajora – ₹57,994
  3. dev149 – ₹41,807
  4. Mr.Blackeh – ₹43,753
  5. Muniano19 – ₹25,725
  6. Vikram ‘GreenSTUFF79’ Mishra – ₹22,425
  7. Yash ‘Yash9694’ Jain – ₹18,372


The Flash 4.5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 311

Re-entries – 122

Rebuys – 189

Prize Pool – ₹6,22,000

Places Paid – 63

Kunal ‘Charsilaladka’ Chaudhary topped a player field of 622 entrants in Spartan Poker`s ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD The Flash to win ₹1.01 Lakhs. Chaudhary, who placed third in the UVS Main Event on Sunday, chopped the top prize heads-up with the mystery player ‘TheMeisTeR’ (runner-up for ₹94,898).

Deepak J ‘FireDart’ Ralliaram finished seventh for ₹19,966.


Voyager 2.75 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 183

Re-entries – 171

Prize Pool – ₹3,54,000

Places Paid – 38

Adda52’s ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD Voyager accumulated a guarantee-crushing ₹3.54 Lakhs on the back of 354 participants. The 9:30 PM tourney ended at 3:19 AM today, and the top 38 places boarded the money bus.

The Iron Man champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘IndianRat’ Desai, swept clean the Adda52 marquees last night as he championed the Voyager for a ₹88,500 payday. ‘DEEZII’ finished runner-up for ₹53,631.

Priya ‘priyaranjan2k12’ Ranjan Das (3rd for ₹38,940), Parv ‘kidppoker’ Jain (7th for ₹10,620), and Chaitanya ‘crylighter’ Dhingra (8th for ₹8,850) FT-ed the tourney.


Holdem Boost 6-Max 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 123

Re-entries – 107

Total Prize Pool – ₹2,30,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerBaazi`s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost recorded yet another guarantee-smashing turnout of 230 entries, filling in ₹2.30 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Online reg Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni was the last player standing, adding ₹54,119 to his bankroll. Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey finished runner-up for ₹37,973.

Runner-up Siddharth Pandey
Runner-up Siddharth Pandey


Tanay ‘TanayParekh’ Parekh placed fifth for ₹13,570.


Deepstack 1.5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 90

Re-entries – 52

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,77,500

Regular Prize Pool – ₹88,750

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹88,750

Places Paid – 15

PokerStars India’s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Deepstack logged in 142 entries, and the top 15 places got a share from the ₹1.77 Lakhs prize pool.

PokerStars India loyalist Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil won the event for ₹38,492 (includes ₹21,855 in bounties) after besting ‘sumitm74’ (runner-up for ₹31,773) in the heads-up play.

Swapnil Patil was part of Monday`s two-title club as he also championed PokerStars India’s Ultrasonic for ₹29,560, netting ₹68,052 overall.

Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer (5th for ₹11,171), Apratim ‘HUSTLER.0081’ Chatterjee (6th for ₹8,633), Sunday’s BSS#3 MonsterStack 6-Max champion Vikram ‘GreenSTUFF79’ Mishra (7th for ₹4,885), and Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta (8th for ₹3,330) FT-ed the tourney!


Ultrasonic 1.5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 112

Re-entries – 85

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,57,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹78,800

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹78,800

Places Paid – 20

Shortly after winning the Deepstack on PokerStars India, Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil added a second Monday title to his tally by taking down the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Ultrasonic for ₹29,560 (₹15,656 in bounties). Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu finished runner-up for ₹23,922 (₹10,019 in bounties).

Runner-up Abhishek Sonu
Runner-up Abhishek Sonu


Anish ‘ALWAYSTHENUTS’ Suri (7th for ₹6,871) was the only other known name on the final table.


Monday Blues 75K GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 83

Re-buys – 51

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 20

The user ‘juwadi’ came out on top in PokerDangal’s ₹75K GTD Monday Blues to win ₹16,500. ‘Manukumar’ finished runner-up for 12,375.


This report was updated at 5 PM on 20.04.2021.

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