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Tuesday witnessed a significant uptick of action over the slow Monday, and the winner’s list featured a healthy mix of regs and relatively lesser-known names.
Ashish Kaushik emerged as one of the Tuesday chartbusters as he took down Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack (IOPC Bubble RE) for ₹3.02 Lakhs. Monday’s ReCharge runner-up finisher Gopal Bajaj missed out on the title yet again, finishing second for ₹1.92 Lakhs.
The Adda52 user ‘ash_9’ championed Mechanical Bull for a site-best ₹3.05 Lakhs. Vishal Ojha came second for ₹1.85 Lakhs.
Varen Chugh shipped PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for a personal-best ₹2.13 Lakhs after satty-ing his way into the event for ₹385. He chopped the title three-way with ‘classic78’ (2nd for ₹1.81 Lakhs) and Mohak Kapoor (3rd for ₹1.76 Lakhs).
Sanket Banerjee came out on top in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR to collect a paycheck of ₹2.25 Lakhs. Rising Star Pratibh Saluja finished runner-up for ₹1.40 Lakhs.
The FTS 2.0 Main Event champion Siddharth Karia won Spartan Poker’s The Race for ₹1.19 Lakhs. He ITM-ed two other events, banking over ₹1.59 Lakhs from his Tuesday run.
Haider Madraswala and Adarsh Subham dominated the other marquees.
Here are the Tuesday highlights!
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Spartan Poker’s Tuesday run of tournaments was dominated by the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack (IOPC Bubble RE. The 8 PM flagship had 516 hopefuls ponying up the ₹3,300 buy-in, and the top 47 places got a share from the ₹15.48 Lakhs prize pool. The play culminated at 4.01 AM with Ashish ‘Ataraxia’ Kaushik walking away with the title and the ₹3.02 Lakhs up-top. Making a runner-up finish for a second straight day, Gopal ‘TheRealG’ Bajaj collected ₹1.92 Lakhs.
For Ashish Kaushik, it was his second title of the month. On December 7, he won PokerBaazi`s The Big Show for ₹1.60 Lakhs. Tuesday’s win boosted Kaushik’s online scorecard to ₹98.10 Lakhs.
The three-time The Millionaire winner, Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav, money-bubbled the event in 48th place to win a free ticket to the ₹32 Lakhs GTD IOPC #36 – Tuesday Prime. The event is slated for January 25 (8 PM).
The ₹5 Lakhs GTD The Race (IOPC FT) ran from 9.30 PM to 4.53 AM with 397 runners in the fray. The prize pool of ₹5.96 Lakhs was distributed among the top 39 finishers. Young Gun Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia proved the last player standing and won ₹1.19 Lakhs, with ‘JokaGrinder‘ (anonymity requested) finishing runner-up for ₹79,380.
Siddhanth Karia ITM-ed two more events, adding over ₹1.59 Lakhs in the process.
His top finishes include:
> 1st in The Race (IOPC FT) for ₹1.19 Lakhs
> 5th in SPRINT for ₹27,556
> 30th in Mega Stack (IOPC Bubble) for ₹11,300
The top three finishers – including Ashutosh ‘trailblazera’ Kumar (3rd for ₹58,061) won a ticket each to IOPC #1 Launch Party for January 20.
‘Godfather10’ (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹52,875), ‘Bonnie_’ (Won Night Rider – Deepstack ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹48,000), ‘HarishChand007’ (Won Epic ₹80K GTD for ₹21,000), and ‘pint2chem’ (Won The Centurion ₹50K GTD for ₹11,159) won the other Spartan Poker marquees!
PokerBaazi’s Wednesday showstopper, ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Endeavour, attracted 315 entries, falling ₹97,500 short of its advertised guarantee. After a little over seven hours of playing, Varen ‘Pokerrozer’ Chugh, who had satt-ied into the event for ₹385, went on to take down the title for a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹2.13 Lakhs. He chopped the top prize three-way with ‘classic78’ (2nd for ₹1.81 Lakhs) and Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor (3rd for ₹1.76 Lakhs).
Varen Chugh’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹4.64 Lakhs| Site Profits: ₹3.65 Lakhs
The user ‘Shubham123456789’ triumphed over a 242-strong field in the₹4 Lakhs GTD Daily Sprint 6-Max to collect ₹88,993. A three-way deal saw Haider ‘Haider’ Madraswala (2nd for ₹83,537) and ‘Dstar’ (3rd for ₹72,664) posting podium finishes.
Haider Madraswala posted two FT scores, earning a cumulative ₹1.81 Lakhs.
His ITM finishes include:
> 4th in Adda52’s Mechanical Bull for ₹97,720
> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s Sprint 6-Max for ₹83,537
Haider Madraswala’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.05 Crores| Lifetime Profits: ₹63.87 Lakhs
‘Gotiyaa’ (Won Holdem Boost ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹51,531), Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Subham (Won Daily Night Sprint ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹47,538), ‘bhaja’ (Won Evening Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹32,828), ‘Rajputpoy99’ (Won PLO5 BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹31,356), ‘sk97099’ (Won Sprint 1 PM ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹30,488), and ‘sumitpal009’ (Won Sprint 1 AM ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,979) won the other PokerBaazi marquees!
The biggest draw on PokerStars India, ₹10 Lakhs GTD Bounty Builder HR, clocked in 128 entrants who signed up for ₹7,700 to leave an overlay deficit of ₹1.04 Lakhs, and the top 13 places got paid. The former The Mint champion Sanket ‘superjericho300’ Banerjee shipped the event for ₹2.25 Lakhs, with Rising Star Pratibh ‘Pratibh Saluja’ Saluja placing runner-up for ₹1.40 Lakhs.
Pratibh Saluja went on a rampage last night and cashed five events for over ₹1.73 Lakhs in total earnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.90 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹63.39 Lakhs
The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini saw 155 entrants signing up for ₹1,375, registering a marginal ₹6,250 overlay shortfall. The user ‘bunny0900’ raced past the competition to win the title for ₹50,024 after beating ‘flight922’ (2nd for ₹21,391) heads-up.
‘Rishab19’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹29,146), ‘mental_daddy’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹15,991), ‘pranshubansal1’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,852), and ‘underthegun010’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹10,500) won the other Tuesday marquees on PokerStars India.
With Adda52`s New Year Carnival now in full swing, Tuesday’s MTT roster was headlined by the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Mechanical Bull. The ₹3,499 buy-in event gathered 384 participants, collecting a ₹12.22 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘ash_9’ outlasted them all to win the title for ₹3.05 Lakhs, and Vishal ‘darky012’ Ojha finished runner-up for ₹1.85 Lakhs.
‘Ash_9’`s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: ₹5.12 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹85,028
Vishal Ojha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹72.44 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹18.70 Lakhs
The ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Bumper Car drew 282 entries, posting a ₹3.10 Lakhs prize pool. After almost six hours of MTT action, the user ‘dstar’ took down the event for ₹63,438, following a heads-up deal with ‘neelesh04’ (2nd for ₹63,279).
A former Nano Main Event winner, ‘dstar’ now has ₹16.83 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Adda52 and ₹10.98 Lakhs in corresponding profits.
‘gunrider’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,059), ‘FB-Bhanugaur’ (Won Dinner PLO Adda ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,935), ‘Unmesh100’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹18,381), ‘kinggoud’ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹14,215), ‘Nismas’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹10,472), ‘gabbarpoker69’ (Won MidNight Bash ₹22K GTD for ₹5,225), and ‘Kalkatia’ (Won Power Up ₹10K GTD for ₹2,996) shipped the other Tuesday marquees on the site.
Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Under The Gun PLO brought in 41 players, and the user ‘Max07’ topped them all to win ₹10,000. Khelo365 regular ‘nishantdreams’ placed runner-up for ₹6,000.
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