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Daily Majors: Ashish Ahuja, Alok Birewar, Gokul Raj & Siddharth Pandey Seize the Wednesday Flagship Titles

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  • RUPAM THAKUR April 8, 2021
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It was a busy Wednesday with the top regs stealing the show. The PokerGuru Ambassadors had a field day last night, winning two flagship titles alongside a string of deep runs.

Ashish Ahuja was hands down the star of the day. The Chandigarh-based pro championed Spartan Poker’s Destiny for the second time last night for ₹6.61 Lakhs, climbing up to #3 on the annual leaderboard rankings. Gokul Raj was the other PokerGuru Ambassador who won a flagship title, taking down PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹2.32 Lakhs.

The February Millionaire champion Alok Birewar, Siddharth Pandey, and PokerStars India`s “Star of the Month” – February Armaan Kochhar championed the other flagship titles.

Here’s a quick recap of the Wednesday action!

 

Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker`s Destiny 19.0 series found its second champion yesterday. The ₹23 Lakhs GTD ₹5,500 entry buy-in tourney pulled in 499 participants, crushing its advertised guarantee by a comfortable ₹1.95 Lakh margin. One of the top-ranked players in the country today, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja, championed the tourney for the second time last night, winning ₹6.61 Lakhs. The Chandigarh-based pro Ahuja had previously won the Destiny title in September 2019 for ₹6.03 Lakhs. Ahuja has booked himself a seat in the Destiny 19.0 SnG Finale set for June 13 (9 PM) with this win. Ishaan ‘potripper16’ Bhatia placed runner-up for a personal-best ₹4.12 Lakhs.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

This happens to be Ahuja’s second title victory in the last seven days. He had won the Elite on April 2 for ₹6.20 Lakhs. The Destiny score has pushed him up two places to #3 in the annual leaderboard standings, and he sits a close distance behind Arjanveer Singh Chadha with over ₹1.15 Crores in yearly earnings. Ahuja now has ₹7.59 Crores in lifetime scores (₹2.79 Crores in net profits).

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

The second Wednesday marquee running as part of Spartan Poker`s Daily Poker Marathon, the ₹5.5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes logged in 485 entries to collect a profitable ₹7.28 Lakhs in prize money. The user ‘MALLI0035’ came out on top to win a site-best ₹1.42 Lakhs, while the 2021 DPT Xpress ₹5K Burn N Turn champion, Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj, finished runner-up for ₹90,065. For Baj, this was his second consecutive week taking second place in the Wednesday Vibes.

Runner-up Shrey Baj
Runner-up Shrey Baj

 

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars pulled in 306 challengers, accumulating ₹5.43 Lakhs in the prize pool. After seven hours and twenty-four minutes of intense action, site-reg ‘Clinton Tavares’ shipped the tourney for ₹1 Lakh (₹55,528 in bounties). Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora finished runner-up for ₹49,255) (includes ₹4,546 in bounties).

Runner-up Chandan Arora
Runner-up Chandan Arora

 

Chandan Arora also placed fourth in Adda52’s La Luna for ₹34,711, netting ₹95,905 overall. His lifetime tally has crossed ₹3.3 Crores.

Like the Night on Stars, even the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush collected a guarantee-surpassing ₹1.93 Lakhs after 193 runners signed up for ₹1,100. The 9:30 PM tourney ended at 2:15 AM today, with the “Star of the Month” – February Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar shipping the tourney for the second time, netting ₹47,924 (includes ₹30,875 in bounties) for the win. Ajit ‘ace_bob_here’ Singh Arora finished runner-up for ₹17,298.

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar

 

Armaan Kochhar`s lifetime earnings have reached ₹4.04 Crores after last night`s win.

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi’s Wednesday special, The Pride, registered 300 entries, surpassing its listed ₹10 Lakhs prize pool guarantee by ₹50,000. PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj shipped the tourney for ₹2.32 Lakhs, ending an over 10 week-long title drought. Parth ‘VINAY7690’ Aggarwal placed runner-up for ₹1.63 Lakhs.

Gokul Raj
Gokul Raj

 

The user ‘raosantosh’ outlasted a 218-entry field in the ₹1.5 Lakh GTD Holdem BOOST to win ₹51,295. ‘Pokemoon’ placed runner-up for ₹35,992.

 

Adda52

Adda52`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick wrangled in 734 entries, accumulating ₹16.70 Lakhs in the prize pool. The top 82 places got paid, with the February Millionaire champion Alok ‘apb1989’ Birewar walking away with the lion`s share of the prize money worth ₹4.17 Lakhs. Vinod ‘jamesoo7’ Bhasker finished runner-up for ₹2.25 Lakhs. Birewar now boasts ₹2.74 Crores in lifetime online winnings.

Alok Birewar
Alok Birewar

 

Even the ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna pulled in a guarantee-busting field of 249 runners. Siddharth ‘gabandheer’ Pandey was the last player standing and won ₹1.06 Lakhs after beating the mystery reg ‘Krifard’ (runner-up for ₹63,296) in heads-up play. This was the second time Pandey has won the event, pushing his lifetime tally to ₹2.62 Crores.

Siddharth Pandey
Siddharth Pandey

 

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Siddharth 'gabandheer' Pandey₹1.06 LakhsLa Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Induprakash ‘Fixed Odds’ Mishra₹64,526Monster Stack ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
raosantosh₹51,2956-Max Holdem Boost DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
BHRIGU23₹49,289Afternoon Adda ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar₹47,924Big Bubble Rush ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD 7-MaxPokerStars India
Dennis9229₹43,070Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
adi2244₹33,554Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
bjTILTing₹32,604Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Gaurav ‘megantereon’ Sharma₹28,430PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
asdfmrinal₹26,990Big Stack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Psyberation₹24,548The Centurion ₹90K GTD Deepstack BoostSpartan Poker
Kiran ‘D Badshaa’ Pawar₹19,917Afternoon on Stars ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Manuvm131313₹10,0006 Feet Under PLO ₹25K GTDKhelo365
rughani₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

Destiny 23 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 228

Re-entries – 98

Rebuys – 173

Prize Pool – ₹24,95,000

Places Paid – 40

Spartan Poker’s signature Wednesday tourney, the ₹23 Lakhs GTD Destiny, piled in an impressive 499 entries last night, handing out ₹24.95 Lakhs in cash prizes – the most massive prize pool across all the MTTs held yesterday.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja stormed his way to the finish line to win the Destiny title for a second time for ₹6.61 Lakhs. Ishaan ‘potripper16’ Bhatia finished runner-up for ₹4.12 Lakhs.

Ashish Ahuja was the third-biggest winner last year, and he has climbed back up to #3 on the annual leaderboard after last night`s run. In fact, this is his second flagship title on Spartan Poker in under a week. Last Friday, he had championed The Elite for ₹6.19 Lakhs.

Ahuja currently sits on ₹1.15 Crore in annual earnings and has surpassed ₹7.59 Crore in lifetime winnings.

PokerGuru Ambassadors came out all guns blazing last night with four players from the team posting a top-10 finish in the Destiny. Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha (3rd for ₹2.49 Lakhs) and Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (4th for ₹1.57 Lakhs) were the other members of PokerGuru Staking who FT-ed the tourney.

Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy (5th for ₹1.12 Lakhs), and Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira (6th for ₹87,325) also banked top payouts.

Runner-up Ishaan Bhatia
Runner-up Ishaan Bhatia

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – ₹6,61,175
  2. Ishaan ‘potripper16’ Bhatia – ₹4,11,675
  3. Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha – ₹2,49,500
  4. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – ₹1,57,185
  5. Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy – ₹1,12,275
  6. Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira – ₹87,325
  7. nymphetamine – ₹72,355
  8. Mr vishnani – ₹59,880

 

Maverick 15 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 340

Re-entries – 394

Prize Pool – ₹16,69,856

Places Paid – 82

It was a busy Wednesday by all accounts, with all the top-tier tourneys crushing their listed guarantees. Not to be left behind, Adda52`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick collected ₹16.70 Lakhs in the prize pool from 734 participants.

The former Millionaire champion Alok ‘apb1989’ Birewar juggernaut his way to the top, netting ₹4.17 Lakhs for the win. The 2018 WPT India Big Bounty winner now has ₹2.74 Crores in tracked online winnings.

The runner-up Vinod ‘jamesoo7’ Bhasker took home ₹2.245 Lakhs for his efforts. Monday’s Iron Man winner Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma (3rd for ₹1.54 Lakhs) added another top finish to his glittering profit graph!

Young Gun Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi (5th for ₹74,308), Arjunn ‘HaanMeinFlipHoon’ Agrawal (7th for ₹41,746), and Kabir ‘chaty’ Singh Chhatwal (8th for ₹31,727) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Alok ‘apb1989’ Birewar – ₹4,17,463
  2. Vinod ‘jamesoo7’ Bhasker – ₹2,24,595
  3. Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma – ₹1,53,626
  4. Oshuri – ₹1,10,210
  5. Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi – ₹74,308
  6. mrbean98 – ₹53,435
  7. Arjunn ‘HaanMeinFlipHoon’ Agrawal – ₹41,746
  8. Kabir ‘chaty’ Singh Chhatwal – ₹31,727

 

The Pride 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi\

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 170

Re-entries – 130

Prize Pool – ₹10,50,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride handed out ₹10.50 Lakhs in cash prizes to the top 36 places.

Grabbing the ₹2.32 Lakhs up-top was the former SSS – The Millionaire champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj. Parth ‘VINAY7690’ Aggarwal finished runner-up for ₹1.63 Lakhs.

Gokul Raj sits on ₹4.56 Crores in lifetime winnings (₹1.85 Crores in net profits).

Satwik ‘Rounderss’ Gupta (3rd for ₹1.05 Lakhs), Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (4th for ₹77,490), Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar (5th for ₹58,170), Gaurav ‘Zillastar’ Bhandari (6th for ₹46,515), Bharat ‘Thinkfloyd’ Vasan (7th for ₹38,640), and Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba (8th for ₹30,975) FT-ed the tourney!

Runner-up Parth Aggarwal
Runner-up Parth Aggarwal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj – ₹2,31,945
  2. Parth ‘VINAY7690’ Aggarwal – ₹1,62,750
  3. Satwik ‘Rounderss’ Gupta – ₹1,04,685
  4. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹77,490
  5. Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar – ₹58,170
  6. Gaurav ‘Zillastar’ Bhandari – ₹46,515
  7. Bharat ‘Thinkfloyd’ Vasan – ₹38,640
  8. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – ₹30,975

 

Wednesday Vibes 5.50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 263

Re-entries – 84

Rebuys – 138

Prize Pool – ₹7,27,500

Places Paid – 47

Running alongside the Destiny on Spartan Poker, the ₹5.50 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes dragged in 485 entries to collect a generous ₹7.27 Lakhs prize pool.

The mystery user ‘MALLI0035’ took down the tourney to win ₹1.41 Lakhs. The 2021 DPT Xpress ₹5K Burn N Turn champion, Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj, placed runner-up for ₹90,065, his second consecutive time taking second place in the Wednesday marquee tourney. Baj has already touched ₹15.76 Lakhs in lifetime winnings.

Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar (3rd for ₹67,512), Maddhav ‘maddhav’ Kohli (4th for ₹54,635), Abhishek Reddy ‘Quant00’ Rachur (5th for ₹43,068), Dhawal ‘Happyace’ Baghel (6th for ₹32,883), and Vikram Pratapdan ‘Tatvmasi’ Langa (8th for ₹17,751) posted FT payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. MALLI0035 – ₹1,41,790
  2. Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj – ₹90,065
  3. Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar – ₹67,512
  4. Maddhav ‘maddhav’ Kohli – ₹54,635
  5. Abhishek Reddy ‘Quant00’ Rachur – ₹43,068
  6. Dhawal ‘Happyace’ Baghel – ₹32,883
  7. Ero Sennin – ₹24,153
  8. Vikram Pratapdan ‘Tatvmasi’ Langa – ₹17,751

 

Night on Stars 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,950

Entries – 162

Re-entries – 144

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,71,422

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,71,422

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,42,844

Places Paid – 35

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars logged in 306 entries to form a prize pool worth ₹5.42 Lakhs.

The 7:30 PM tourney went on until 2:54 AM today, and the top 35 places got paid.

The user ‘Clinton Tavares’ navigated his way to the top to win ₹1 Lakh after prevailing over Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora (runner-up for ₹49,255) in the heads-up play.

PokerStars India’s “Star of the Month” – March Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla (3rd for ₹54,539), Bharat ‘MojoJojo2193’ Vasan (8th for ₹12,293), and MTT crusher Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover (9th for ₹14,916) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Clinton Tavares – ₹1,00,237
  2. Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora – ₹49,255
  3. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – ₹54,539
  4. jul1u592 – ₹30,285
  5. Hennz1478 – ₹17,283
  6. cardshark6191 – ₹27,688
  7. MOGSPRER – ₹16,031
  8. Bharat ‘MojoJojo2193’ Vasan – ₹12,293
  9. Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover – ₹14,916

 

La Luna 4 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 134

Re-entries – 115

Prize Pool – ₹4,08,361

Places Paid – 27

Adda52’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna logged in 249 entries, collecting ₹4.08 Lakhs in the prize pool. Siddharth ‘gabandheer’ Pandey was the last player standing and won ₹1.06 Lakhs, with the mystery reg ‘Krifard’ placing second for ₹63,296.

Pandey also finished third in PokerBaazi’s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Turbo last night for ₹19,385, netting ₹1.47 Lakhs overall.

Harsh ‘harsh20’ Karanpuria (3rd for ₹47,574), Chandan ‘darkfish15’ Arora (4th for ₹34,711), and Arun ‘runyrules’ Sriram (6th for ₹17,355) also FT-ed the tourney!

 

Big Bubble Rush 1.75 Lakhs GTD 7-Max – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 113

Re-entries – 80

Regular Prize Pool – ₹96,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹96,500

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,93,000

Places Paid – 19

“All guarantees crushed” was the theme on Wednesday, and true to that tagline, PokerStars India`s ₹1.75 Lakhs Big Bubble Rush collected ₹1.93 Lakhs in the prize pool from an entry field of 193 challengers.

After almost five hours of intense action, PokerStars India’s “Star of the Month” – February Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar, came out trumps, banking ₹47,924. Ajit ‘ace_bob_here’ Singh Arora placed runner-up for ₹17,298.

Aditya ‘ukid767’ Singh (3rd for ₹14,623) and Akshay ‘ak7208’ Panwar (7th for ₹8,980) also FT-ed the tourney.

 

Holdem Boost DST 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 118

Re-entries – 100

Prize Pool – ₹2,18,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerBaazi`s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Holdem Boost has turned out to be a roaring success for the site. On Wednesday, once again, the 9 PM tourney crushed its listed guarantee by a healthy ₹68,000 margin after registering 218 hopefuls.

The user ‘raosantosh’ came out on top to collect ₹51,295 in first-place prize money, besting ‘Pokemoon’ (runner-up for ₹35,992) in heads-up play.

Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja (3rd for ₹23,152), Aditya ‘pnutbutterbacon’ Navalkar (4th for ₹17,135), and Tanay ‘TanayParekh’ Parekh (5th for ₹12,862) FT-ed the tourney!

 

6 Feet Under PLO 25K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 29

Re-entries – 21

Prize Pool – ₹25,000

Places Paid – 6

Khelo365`s ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack was taken down by ‘Manuvm131313,’ who banked ₹10,000 for the win after firing three bullets. barath0 finished runner-up for ₹5,250.

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 51

Re-entries – 24

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 8

Khelo365 regular ‘rughani’ championed the ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 for ₹6,800. HAFEEZ777 came in second for ₹4,000.

 

This report was updated at 4 PM on 8.4.2021.

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