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Daily Majors: Ashish Ahuja, Nitesh Katiyar, Vikram Mishra & Dhinesh Kumar Shine in the Friday Flagships

Daily Majors: Ashish Ahuja, Nitesh Katiyar, Vikram Mishra & Dhinesh Kumar
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis August 27, 2022
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While August is near its end, September looks promising, with Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series 5.0 (September 1-11) and PokerStars India’s Galactic Series (September 1-12) rearing to go!

Here is a quick round-up of Friday`s top scorers!

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja got his weekend grind off to a flying start by raking in ₹6.19 Lakhs last night. The lawyer-turned-poker player most notably won the day`s biggest guaranteed tournament, Spartan Poker’s The Elite, for ₹5.74 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Nitesh Katiyar (2nd for ₹5.40 Lakhs).

Vikram Mishra championed over a 187-entry-field in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller, pocketing ₹4.65 Lakhs. Deepesh Raka came second for ₹3.26 Lakhs.

Thursday`s Godfather winner Dhinesh Kumar had another good run yesterday with ₹3.50 Lakhs in total winnings. The online reg made podium finishes in two PokerBaazi marquees, The Weekly HighRoller (3rd for ₹2.10 Lakhs) and (7-Max) SPRINT (2nd for ₹98,066), and another deep run in Spartan Poker’s The Elite (16th for ₹40,500), getting within touching distance of crossing ₹5 Crore in lifetime winnings mark (₹4.99 Crores).

Navaneesha P shipped PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for the second time this year for ₹1,37,842 – bagging their fifth title of the month. PokerGuru Ambassador Faiz Alam (opted out of our tracking) finished runner-up for ₹96,720. Alam went on a tear last night, FT-ing three events for at least ₹1.62 Lakhs in total winnings.

Sawan Kumar conquered Adda52`s Friday Bounty for a career-best ₹1,05,781 (includes 14 bounties ~ ₹36,095). Pranav Khandalkar cashed for ₹56,926 (includes 7 bounties ~ ₹15,114) in second place (won ₹72,732 overall).

The user ‘nirwair’ took down PokerStars India`s Uppercut for ₹1.01 Lakhs, with two-time Uppercut champion Karan Malhotra collecting ₹70,392 in second place (won ₹75,557 overall).

Anilkumar Singh, Piyush Ravi, Ashish Pareek, Arjun Singh Bhadauriya, Himanshu Dwivedi, Rahul Saha, Sarvesh Sharma, and Rahul Thakur shipped the other Friday marquees.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The Elite (6-Max) – ₹30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 135

Re-entries – 59

Rebuys – 106

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja got his weekend off to a rocking start by raking in almost ₹6.19 Lakhs last night. His biggest coup was taking down the day’s most massive guaranteed tournament, Spartan Poker’s ₹30 Lakhs GTD The Elite, for ₹5.74 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Nitesh ‘KATIYAR11’ Katiyar (2nd for ₹5.40 Lakhs)!

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

Ashish Ahuja’s top Friday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹5,73,509 (his first title in over a month)

> 14th in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹27,863

Ashish Ahuja’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.82 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.53 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #18 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.23 Crores | Ranked #9 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall and Sriharsha ‘lvey2’ Doddapaneni, incidentally, ITM-ed two events, and that too, the same tournaments.

Goonjan Mall
Goonjan Mall

 

Goonjan Mall accumulated ₹2.66 Lakhs through deep runs in Spartan Poker’s The Elite (4th for ₹2.52 Lakhs) and Adda52’s The Ballers (29th for ₹14,656). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.17 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.63 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni

 

Doddapaneni, who is yet to win an online title this year, cashed the same events as Mall, Spartan Poker’s The Elite (6th for ₹1.54 Lakhs), and Adda52’s The Ballers (24th for ₹16,750), netting ₹1.71 Lakhs overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.34 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4 Crores

The ₹11,000 buy-in The Elite registered a starting field of 300 entries, precisely hitting its ₹30 Lakhs prize pool guarantee.

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – ₹5,73,509*
  2. Nitesh ‘KATIYAR11’ Katiyar – ₹5,39,491*
  3. Peush ‘Daniel0617’ Singhvi – ₹3,08,700
  4. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹2,51,700
  5. Sanju0101 – ₹2,00,700
  6. Sriharsha ‘lvey2’ Doddapaneni – ₹1,54,200

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Futuristic – ₹8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 586 (349)

Rebuys – 329

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 87

Spartan Poker reg ‘RoshuRen’ won the site`s Friday value offering, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Futuristic, for ₹1.53 Lakhs, ending a nearly two-month-long title drought. Their last win had come in the PN Reloaded on July 5. ‘jungle_l10n’ finished runner-up for ₹95,360.

The two-time Night Rider – DeepStack champion, ‘RoshuRen,’ has previously run deep in several Spartan Poker marquees, notably finishing runner-up in The Elite on June 24 and the Mega Stack (Millionaire Bubble) on February 23.

RoshuRen’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹28.63 Lakhs | Titles Won: #5 | Final Table Finishes: #28

The 880 buy-in multi-entry tournament clocked in 915 entries, resulting in a ₹68,000 overlay shortfall.

Final Table Results

  1. RoshuRen – ₹1,53,200
  2. jungle_l10n – ₹95,360
  3. Jhoncarter – ₹68,240
  4. Sagar ‘Jo$ins888’ Raj – ₹52,800
  5. Uri_Peleg – ₹41,600
  6. gTo_Ny – ₹32,560
  7. KING IMO – ₹24,080
  8. Pranav ‘R_U_SUAR’ Khandalkar – ₹15,806

 

‘hicchikara’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for ₹44,300), ‘doublemeter’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹45,500), ‘BackdoorBangkok’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Fri Poker Nite #3 for 35,722), Ashish ‘X–factor’ Pareek (Won 1 Lakh GTD Fri Poker Nite #1 – PLO4 for 35,722), ‘bobo123’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for 17,792), ‘shwelo’ (Won 60K GTD Striker for 17,739), and ‘Thesharkk1’ (Won 50K GTD The Centurion for 10,025) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The Weekly Highroller – 12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 107

Re-entries – 80

Prize Pool – 18,70,000

Places Paid – 21

The NPS 2.0 Main Event finalist Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra made the victory march in PokerBaazi’s 12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly Highroller, banking 4.65 Lakhs – his second-best finish of 2022, while simultaneously crossing 50 Lakhs in annual winnings. Thursday’s Daily SPRINT runner-up finisher Deepesh ‘deep1221’ Raka collected 3.26 Lakhs in second place.

Vikram Mishra
Vikram Mishra

 

Vikram Mishra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 59.49 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5 | Annual Winnings: 53.75 Lakhs

Thursday’s Godfather winner Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar kept his winning momentum going by making two podium finishes yesterday and cashing another event, collectively adding 3.50 Lakhs to get one foot in the “5 Crore Club.”

Dhinesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar

 

His Friday finishes include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for 2,09,627

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 98,066

> 16th in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for 40,500

Dhinesh Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.99 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.82 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #6 | Annual Winnings: 1.08 Crores

Young Gun Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta followed pretty much the same path, FT-ing two events and posting another ITM finish, collectively worth 1.96 Lakhs.

Anmol Mehta
Anmol Mehta

 

His Friday finishes include:

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for 1,55,210

> 4th in PokerStars India’s Uppercut for 34,189

> 32nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 4,315

Anmol Mehta’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.76 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.15 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #8 | Annual Winnings: 96.81 Lakhs

The two-time POY title holder Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood, back from his live poker travels, fired up three ITM runs last night (two FT finishes) for 1.82 Lakhs (overall), crossing 2 Crores in annual winnings.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

His Friday finishes include:

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for 1,16,501

> 7th in Adda52’s The Ballers for 62,812

> 47th in Spartan Poker’s Futuristic for 3,120

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 13.15 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 6.73 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: 2.01 Crores

The 11,000 buy-in The Weekly HighRoller ran from 8 PM to 3.53 AM, and the top 21 finishers dug into the 18.70 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra – 4,65,069
  2. Deepesh ‘deep1221’ Raka – 3,25,941
  3. Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar – 2,09,627
  4. Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta – 1,55,210
  5. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – 1,16,501
  6. Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha – 93,126

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 245

Re-entries – 219

Prize Pool – ₹6,96,000

Places Paid – 54

PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT had a stacked 464-player field vying for a share of the ₹6.96 Lakhs prize pool. The action went down the wire, with site user ‘Grayjoy’ taking home the lion’s share of ₹1.40 Lakhs in first-place prize money – their second-best finish on PokerBaazi. Thursday’s Godfather winner, Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar, collected ₹98,066 in second place.

Dhinesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar

 

Grayjoy’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹5.55 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹1 Lakh | Titles Won: #3

Last night, Dhinesh Kumar collectively added ₹3.50 Lakhs from three deep runs (and bounty), including a runner finish in the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller worth ₹2.10 Lakh!

Final Table Results

  1. Grayjoy – ₹1,39,896
  2. Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar – ₹98,066
  3. Ratul ‘Luna’ Steves – ₹63,058
  4. Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam – ₹46,632
  5. IronThrone – ₹35,009
  6. Clinton ‘clintontavares’ Tavares – ₹28,049
  7. Siddhanth ‘Bullzeye’ Kapoor – ₹23,386

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 166

Re-entries – 146

Prize Pool – 6,24,000

Places Paid – 36

The FCS#32 – High winner Navaneesha ‘np406’ P came out on top of the 312-entry field in PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Daily SPRINT to win the 7:30 PM marquee for the second time this year for 1.38 Lakhs – bagging their fifth title of the month.

The two-time (7-Max) SPRINT champion (in 2022), PokerGuru Ambassador Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam, finished runner-up for 96,720.

Faiz Alam
Faiz Alam

 

Navaneesha P’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 83.49 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 23.51 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #12 | Annual Winnings: 42.40 Lakhs

Faiz Alam (opted-out from our tracking) pulled out a blistering Friday run, FT-ing three tournaments for at least 1.62 Lakhs (overall).

His top Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for 96,720

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 46,632

> 5th in Adda52’s Friday Bounty for 18,593

Final Table Results

  1. Navaneesha ‘np406’ P – 1,37,842
  2. Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam – 96,720
  3. Vikas ‘nohomejerome’ Yadav – 62,213
  4. rajpri1515 – 46,051
  5. Jason ‘jasonroyce’ Fernandes – 34,570
  6. madcat – 27,643
  7. Anuj147 – 22,963

 

Afternoon Boost – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 121

Re-entries – 107

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 41

A relatively new player on PokerBaazi, ‘OsloSeDelhi,’ who was playing just their 68th tournament on the site, nailed PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Boost to collect a site-best 80,000 (their previous best score on PokerBaazi was 425).

OsloSeDelhi`s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 81,537 | Site Profits: 62,670| Titles Won in 2022: #1

PokerBaazi loyalist and three-time IMPS title holder Ganesh ‘Ganesh24’ Durgade collected 62,950 in second place.

Ganesh Durgade’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 59.42 Lakhs | Site Profits: 11.62 Lakhs| Titles Won in 2022: #9

The 2,200 buy-in mid-day marquee logged in 228 entries to leave an overlay of 44,000, and the top 41 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. OsloSeDelhi – 80,000
  2. Ganesh ‘Ganesh24’ Durgade – 62,950
  3. suraj1706 – 47,600
  4. Varunn ‘Varunn’ Gaala – 37,350
  5. Rohit ‘rohit0004’ Yadav – 27,100
  6. Rahul ‘heisenberg9’ Rajpoot – 19,650
  7. Ravindra ‘rjvenom619’ Jogi – 15,900
  8. Diven ‘diven’ Nagpal – 12,850

 

Anilkumar ‘jat777’ Singh (Won 3 Lakhs GTD Holdem Boost for 45,072), Piyush ‘anCap’ Ravi (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily BOOST for 37,430), Arjun ‘TheMathematician’ Singh Bhadauriya (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for 30,386), ‘Hrohit’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD SPRINT 1 AM for 29,919), ‘Odinson’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for 24,365), ‘jyotilt’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Daily Morning SPRINT for 23,645), Himanshu ‘hdwivedi3’ Dwivedi (Won 1 Lakh GTD Evening SPRINT for 22,288), and ‘caps123’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for 12,650) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerDangal

Friday Fun – 1 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – 660

Entries – 99

Rebuys – 43

Prize Pool – 1,00,000

Places Paid – 23

The user ‘kahahoji’ was the last player standing in PokerDangal’s 1 Lakh GTD Friday Fun and won 21,000. ‘mrbkj’ finished runner-up for ₹15,500.

Final Table Results

  1. kahahoji – 21,000
  2. mrbkj – 15,500
  3. RiveRat – 11,750
  4. sush007 – 9,000
  5. Hacked – 6,750
  6. kingkong11 – 5,000

 

 

PokerStars India

Uppercut – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 109

Re-entries – 92

Regular Prize Pool – 2,99,000

Bounty Prize Pool – 2,01,000

Total Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 23

PokerStars India user ‘nirwair’ conquered the site`s Friday marquee, 5 Lakhs GTD Uppercut, for 1 Lakh, with two-time Uppercut champion Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra collecting 70,392 in second place.

Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra

 

Online reg Karan Malhotra made away with ₹75,557 in Friday earnings across two deep runs on PokerStars India.

His Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Uppercut for 70,392

> 12th in PokerStars India’s Uppercut Mini for 5,165

Karan Malhotra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.41 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 50.65 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #19

The 2,200 buy-in Uppercut registered a starting field of 201 participants, filling in 98,000 in overlays.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. nirwair – 1,00,845
  2. Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra – 70,392
  3. julian_king1310 – 43,991
  4. Anmol ‘Kaanchacheena’ Mehta – 34,189
  5. Jitendra ‘zxcvuiop’ Chordia – 27,344
  6. Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra – 22,634
  7. Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth – 13,427

 

‘WingmanMaverik’ (Won 1.75 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini for 50,274), ‘$00th$ayer’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for 28,325), ‘PepperChicken’ (Won 50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for 13,495), Rahul ‘RAHUL072’ Saha (Won 50K GTD Deepstack for 12,301), and Rahul ‘andarkiaag’ Thakur (Won 40K GTD Primetime Grind for 9,217), shipped the other Friday marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

The Ballers – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 151

Re-entries – 156

Prize Pool – ₹20,93,740

Places Paid – 34

The three-time Sunday Superstack winner and last Friday`s Highroller champion Vaibhav ‘alienrobot’ Sharma almost won another Friday flagship yesterday. Sharma was among the 307 entrants that joined Adda52’s 20 Lakhs GTD The Ballers and got pipped to the finish line by the user ‘FaZeMongraal.’ The latter claimed the top prize of ₹5.23 Lakhs – their site-best score to date. Sharma missed his chance at grabbing a second The Ballers title, netting ₹3.17 Lakhs in second place.

Vaibhav Sharma
Vaibhav Sharma

 

FaZeMongraal’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: ₹15.74 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹5.96 Lakhs

Sharma, who entered the “₹8 Crore Club” after shipping the BTS#31 Highroller on August 19, also cashed PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT (17th for ₹7,169), boosting his online bankroll by ₹3.24 Lakhs.

Vaibhav Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.20 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.18 Crores| Titles Won in 2022: #12 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.53 Crores | Crossed ₹2 Crores in Recorded Winnings on Adda52

Final Table Results

  1. FaZeMongraal – ₹5,23,435
  2. Vaibhav ‘alienrobot’ Sharma – ₹3,17,202
  3. Sahil ‘bluffme19’ Chutani – ₹2,30,311
  4. Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh – ₹1,74,827
  5. Saiupp1987 – ₹1,20,390
  6. Saransh ‘don004’ Garg – ₹78,515
  7. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – ₹62,812
  8. Dhaval ‘dirtyzoso’ Mudgal – ₹52,344

 

Friday Bounty – ₹4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,700

Entries – 113

Re-entries – 70

Prize Pool – ₹4,68,480

Places Paid – 19

Sawan ‘kumarsawan2010’ Kumar triumphed over a 183-entry field in Adda52’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Friday Bounty, banking a personal-best ₹1.06 Lakhs (includes 14 bounties ~ ₹36,095). Pranav ‘pkpok’ Khandalkar cashed for ₹56,926 (includes 7 bounties ~ ₹15,114) in second place.

Sawan Kumar
Sawan Kumar

 

Sawan Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹21.30 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7

Pranav Khandalkar also FT-ed Spartan Poker’s Futuristic (8th for ₹15,806), adding ₹72,732 to his Friday scorecard. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.83 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹82.91 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Pranav Khandalkar
Pranav Khandalkar

 

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Sawan ‘kumarsawan2010’ Kumar – ₹1,05,781
  2. Pranav ‘pkpok’ Khandalkar – ₹56,926
  3. Severine – ₹37,683
  4. sarita23 – ₹30,781