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Daily Majors: Ashish Nailwal, Aman Parakh, Alok Birewar & Adithya NG Crush the Monday Flagships

Daily Majors: Ashish Nailwal, Aman Parakh, Alok Birewar & Adithya NG
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  • Namita Ghosh August 16, 2022
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An extended weekend ended with patriotic flavors on Monday, August 15, as the nation celebrated 75 years of Independence. Breaking the usual Monday monotony was PokerBaazi’s first-ever Baazi Turbo Series (BTS), even as the fifth edition of Pocket52’s Pocket Poker Championship (PPC) (August 15 – 21) and Adda52’s Nano Poker Series got off the ground. These, along with a plethora of Freedom-special freerolls and promotional giveaways, added the extra zing to the Monday action!

Ashish Nailwal topped the online charts on Independence Day with ₹3.62 Lakhs in collective winnings. The PokerBaazi reg won the day`s biggest guaranteed tournament, BTS#9 Monday Prime, for ₹2.86 Lakhs, climbing to #5 in the BTS leaderboard standings. Nailwal chopped the Monday Prime title three-way with ‘Afficionado’ (2nd for ₹2.89 Lakhs) and Rahul Sengar (3rd for ₹2.74 Lakhs).

Rising Star Aman Parakh went the distance in PokerBaazi’s other Monday flagship, BTS#10, posting his second BTS title victory (his third in August) for ₹1.97 Lakhs taking over the #1 position in the BTS leaderboard rankings. Rugal Advani finished runner-up for ₹1.38 Lakhs. Parakh made away with ₹2.14 Lakhs in Monday winnings from five ITM finishes.

Ankush Narang grabbed his first title of the year, taking down Adda52’s Freedom Fest for 1.91 Lakhs.

The FCS #92 High Sunday Celebration runner-up finisher Alok Birewar kept his sails high as he shipped Spartan Poker`s Monday mainstay, The Rainmaker, for ₹1.88 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj (2nd for ₹1.71 Lakhs). Birewar collectively added ₹1.99 Lakhs on the back of three deep runs yesterday.

Adithya NG topped the charts on Adda52 with a victory march in the site`s Monday primetime Iron Man for ₹1.62 Lakhs. He chopped the title heads-up with Sudarshan More (2nd for career-best ₹1.59 Lakhs).

PokerStars India user ‘kaushik010288’ came out on top in the Battle Royale, winning the Monday title for ₹1.01 Lakhs (includes bounties) after striking a three-way deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Sanchit Anand (2nd for ₹40,465) & ‘pablo227799’ (3rd for ₹52,026), Nachiketa Jha, PokerGuru team member Naman Sharma, Yash Jaiswal, Ravinder Singh, Manish Jangid, Ravi Kumar, Nishant Pandey, and Ashish Mudgil won the other Monday marquees.

Here are the Monday highlights!

 

PokerBaazi

After a grand opening on Sunday, the Baazi Turbo Series returned with a set of another five high-octane tournaments yesterday!

BTS#9 Monday Prime – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,850

Entries – 303

Re-entries – 293

Prize Pool – 20,86,000

Places Paid – 72

Last month’s APT Online India PLO Highroller champion Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal took down the day’s biggest guaranteed tournament, PokerBaazi’s 15 Lakhs GTD BTS#9 Monday Prime, for 2.86 Lakhs, taking over the #5 position in the BTS leaderboard standings. Nailwal chopped the Monday headliner three-way with ‘Afficionado’ (2nd for 2.89 Lakhs) & Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar (3rd for 2.74 Lakhs).

Ashish Nailwal
Ashish Nailwal

 

Ashish Nailwal posted another four deep runs, making for a Monday haul worth 3.62 Lakhs. His top Monday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BTS#9 Monday Prime for 2,85,553 (3-way deal)

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BTS#8 Hyper for 37,800

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for 30,907

Ashish Nailwal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.92 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 56.39 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #9 | Annual Winnings: 44.95 Lakhs | Moves to #5 in the BTS Leaderboard Standings

The 3,850 buy-in Monday headliner recorded a 596-player field, and the top 72 players got a share of the guarantee-crushing 20.86 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal – 2,85,553*
  2. Afficionado – 2,89,294*
  3. Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar – 2,73,530*
  4. Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal – 1,31,627
  5. Sahil ‘illuminati777’ Babbar – 98,668
  6. Gaurav ‘gauravgoru’ Bhutra – 79,059
  7. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – 65,918
  8. Arun ‘arumanu1’ Kumar – 52,567

*denotes a three-way deal

 

BTS#10 – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 286

Re-entries – 221

Prize Pool – 10,14,000

Places Paid – 63

The three-time APT Online India title winner, Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh, nailed the second PokerBaazi BTS flagship yesterday, 10 Lakhs GTD BTS#10, for 1.97 Lakhs, bagging his second BTS title to take over the #1 position on the BTS leaderboard. ‘Smikijoejr’ cashed for 1.38 Lakhs in second place.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

The #5 ranked player in the annual TLB standings, Parakh made away with 2.14 Lakhs in Monday winnings on the back of five ITM finishes. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.25 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.89 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #24 | Annual Winnings: 1.69 Crores | Ranked #5 in the 2022 TLB (Points) Standings | Ranked #1 in the BTS Leaderboard Standings

Final Table Results

  1. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – 1,97,020
  2. Smikijoejr – 1,38,107
  3. Maddhav ‘Maddhav’ Kohli – 88,826
  4. Ganesh ‘Ganesh24’ Durgade – 65,707
  5. Abhishek ‘abbie1987’ Batra – 49,280
  6. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – 39,546
  7. Shashank ‘shazhank’ Choudhary – 32,955
  8. Kovid ‘fzzzyyy’ Saraswat – 26,263

 

BTS#7 – ₹6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,380

Entries – 270

Re-entries – 221

Prize Pool – ₹6,14,000

Places Paid – 63

PokerBaazi user ‘Sappi’ took down the ₹6 Lakhs GTD BTS #7 for a site-best ₹1.19 Lakhs after besting Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj (2nd for ₹83,593) heads-up!

Last night`s win turned out to be a breakout one for the mystery user who covered all their past losses on the site at one go, coming out in the green for ₹24,682.

Sappi`s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹1.91 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹24,682 | Titles Won in 2022: #1

The former DPTXpress Burn N Turn winner, Shrey Baj, made away with almost ₹94,000 in Monday winnings across three deep runs, which include

Shrey Baj
Shrey Baj

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BTS#7 for ₹83,593

> 55th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#9 Monday Prime for ₹7,510

> 29th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for ₹2,707

Shrey Baj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.61 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹28.65 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #10

Final Table Results

  1. Sappi – ₹1,19,252
  2. Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj – ₹83,593
  3. enrolled – ₹53,765
  4. Chirag chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja – ₹39,771
  5. Deepesh ‘deep1221’ Raka – ₹29,828
  6. Rohit ‘Mrblue1205’ Malhotra – ₹23,936
  7. chumbakman – ₹19,947
  8. Dipankar ‘dipankar29’ Kaushal – ₹15,896

 

Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (Won 4 Lakhs GTD BTS#6 for 90,001) and Vinay ‘Ammu87’ Gaitonde (Won 4 Lakhs GTD BTS#8 Hyper for 71,240) won the other BTS marquees on Monday.

 

BTS Series Leaderboard After Day 2

Rising Star Aman Parakh`s (2,216 points) BTS#10 victory (his second in the ongoing series) and a set of four deep runs catapulted him to the #1 spot on the 10 Lakhs GTD BTS Leaderboard. The BTS#2 PLO-6 winner Ganesh ‘Ganesh24’ Durgade (2,156 points) has climbed to the #2 position, while the BTS#6 winner, TLB Crusher Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (2,116 points), takes up the #3 spot!

‘Raldon’ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for 57,190), ‘vinay25isk’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for 40,450), Naman ‘saltemp’ Sharma (Won 1 Lakh GTD Daily Morning SPRINT for 30,654), ‘gheesta’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD SPRINT for 30,250), ‘Stuey’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for 11,550), and Ashish ‘Krazy8’ Mudgil (Won 50K GTD 5-Max Daily for 6,100) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

Spartan Poker

The Rainmaker – ₹8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 158

Re-entries – 42

Rebuys – 123

Prize Pool – ₹9,69,000

Places Paid – 27

The APT Vietnam Hanoi Event #13 NLHE 2 winner Alok ‘Mazacar’ Birewar has recently been on a rampage in online and offline tournaments. Riding high on form after his runner-up finish in the Spartan Poker`s FCS #92 High Sunday Celebration the day before, the long-time circuit regular outclassed the 323-player field in the site`s Monday headliner, The Rainmaker, to win ₹1.88 Lakhs. He chopped the Monday flagship heads-up with another Sunday superstar, PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (2nd for ₹1.71 Lakhs).

Alok Birewar
Alok Birewar

 

The former The Millionaire champion, Birewar, collectively added ₹1.99 Lakhs on the back of three ITM finishes. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.24 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.54 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4 | Annual Winnings: ₹30 Lakhs

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj

 

Vishal Bajaj`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.55 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.45 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #8 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.59 Crores

The ₹3,300 buy-in event ran from 8 PM to 3:38 AM, and the top 27 finishers took a bit out of the guarantee-crushing ₹9.69 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Alok ‘Mazacar’ Birewar – ₹1,88,159*
  2. Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj – ₹1,71,340*
  3. Ankit ‘magnum736’ Saurabh – ₹99,710
  4. Sahil ‘d0nkish’ Mahboobani – ₹81,299
  5. Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha – ₹64,826
  6. FormulaMixKid – ₹49,807
  7. Amit ‘Penguin071’ Gaikwad – ₹36,241
  8. Siddharth ‘SherRun’ Karia – ₹26,260

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Dadwontagree’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Mon Poker Nite #1 for ₹68,222), Nachiketa KnowsBleed’ Jha (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for ₹39,400), Yash ‘gambler11’ Jaiswal Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Mon Poker Nite #4 for ₹25,786), Ravinder ‘BroGoingPro’ Singh (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for ₹19,936), ‘wewononceagain’ (Won ₹50K GTD The Centurion for ₹10,291) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

MPL Poker

Monday Madness – 2.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,370

Entries – 168

Prize Pool – 2,50,000

Places Paid – 30

MPL Poker user ‘raceidol168177’ bested the 168-player field in the 2.50 Lakhs GTD Monday Madness to win 60,000 (their first marquee tournament on the site). Kuldeep ‘humberto’ Salvi made away with 40,625 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. raceidol168177 – 60,000
  2. Kuldeep ‘humberto’ Salvi – 40,625
  3. Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia – 26,250
  4. Muntiyaz ‘fireplay111’ – 21,250
  5. Aesh ‘magicodds’ Meena – 14,875
  6. Suryabhau – 10,250
  7. Avinash ‘avinash587’ Saraf – 7,750
  8. larry_zayden – 6,500

 

PokerStars India

Battle Royale – ₹4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 103

Re-entries – 80

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,28,750

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,28,750

Total Prize Pool – ₹4,57,500

Places Paid – 20

PokerStars India user ‘kaushik010288’ came out on top of the 183-entry field (including 80 re-entries) in the site`s Monday marquee, ₹4 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale, to collect ₹1.01 Lakhs following a three-way deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Sanchit ‘devilsanchit’ Anand (2nd for ₹40,465) and ‘pablo227799’ (3rd for ₹52,026).

Sanchit Anand
Sanchit Anand

 

Sanchit Anand, who was chasing his first Battle Royale title, lapped up ₹42,265 in Monday winnings as he also min-cashed Adda52’s Nano DST (27th for ₹1,800). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹63.77 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹15.71 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #18

The ₹2,750 buy-in Battle Royale obliterated its listed guarantee by ₹57,500, and the top 20 places got paid.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. kaushik010288 – ₹1,01,119*
  2. Sanchit ‘devilsanchit’ Anand – ₹40,465*
  3. pablo227799 – ₹52,026*
  4. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹29,062
  5. Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda – ₹23,367
  6. Kunal2112 – ₹16,385
  7. D1D1D – ₹12,257
  8. Gopal ‘MrBigSlick139’ Bajaj – ₹7,832

*denotes a three-way deal

 

‘Arora Sahab’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for ₹24,924), Manish ‘manish jangid’ Jangid (Won ₹50K GTD Deepstack for ₹14,164), ‘lakshmidevi19’ (Won 50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for 12,480), and Ravi ‘rkcravi’ Kumar (Won ₹40K GTD Primetime Grind for ₹9,217) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

PokerDangal

Monday Monster – ₹1 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – ₹770

Entries – 74

Rebuys – 35

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 17

PokerDangal user ‘Maverick27’ took down the ₹1 Lakh GTD Monday Monster for ₹24,000 after defeating ‘88bluff’ (2nd for ₹17,000) heads-up.

Final Table Results

  1. Maverick27 – ₹24,000
  2. 88bluff – ₹17,000
  3. Theflash – ₹12,000
  4. Areyann ‘paisenikalbc’ Gurbaxani – ₹9,000
  5. sannidhi – ₹7,000
  6. Stanley89 – ₹5,000

 

 

Adda52

Iron Man – ₹8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,400

Entries – 189

Re-entries – 163

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 38

Adithya ‘Rlox1’ N G has emerged as a promising poker talent with two standout scores earlier this year – a fourth-place finish in IOPC JUNE 2022 The Crown and third-place in #BB2 Money Maker. The upcoming poker reg added Adda52’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man title to his poker resume yesterday, winning the Monday flagship for ₹1.63 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Sudarshan ‘Sudmore’ More (2nd for career-best ₹1.59 Lakhs).

Adithya N G
Adithya N G

 

Adithya made another small cash in Freedom Fest (68th for ₹2,518), collectively banking over ₹1.65 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹97.05 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹35 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #8

The FTS Big Game champion Pavankiran ‘RootahuaMacchi’ Bellamkonda, who finished runner-up in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special the day before, filled in ₹92,462 in total winnings yesterday.

Pavankiran B
Pavankiran B

 

His Monday finishes include:

> 3rd in Adda52’s Iron Man for ₹88,000

> 49th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#10 for ₹4,462

Pavankiran Bellamkonda’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.88 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹43.52 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

PokerGuru Ambassador Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta locked in ₹76,786 through three deep runs yesterday, which include:

Tarush Gupta
Tarush Gupta

 

> 4th in Adda52’s Iron Man for ₹64,000

> 22nd in Spartan Poker’s The Rainmaker for ₹8,324

> 51st in PokerBaazi’s BTS#10 for ₹4,462

Tarush Gupta’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.94 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹52.04 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #13

One of India’s most celebrated MTT pros, Sriharsha ‘ivey2’ Doddapaneni, coming in hot after a smashing Sunday run, crossed the money line in two Monday marquees, banking ₹52,170.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni

 

His Monday finishes include:

> 5th in Adda52’s Iron Man for ₹43,200

> 54th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#9 Monday Prime for ₹8,970

Sriharsha Doddapaneni’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.32 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.47 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Adithya ‘Rlox1’ N G – ₹1,62,529*
  2. Sudarshan ‘Sudmore’ More – ₹1,58,671*
  3. Pavankiran ‘RootahuaMacchi’ Bellamkonda – ₹88,000
  4. Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta – ₹64,000
  5. Sriharsha ‘ivey2’ Doddapaneni – ₹43,200
  6. Myron ‘zzzzz369’ Pereira – ₹30,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Freedom Fest – ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹750

Entries – 730

Re-entries – 543

Prize Pool – ₹8,68,190

Places Paid – 103

In celebration of India’s 75th Independence Anniversary, Adda52 hosted the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD Freedom Fest yesterday. Sporting a ₹750 buy-in, the 7:50 PM tourney signed up 1,273 entrants, posting a guarantee-crushing ₹8.68 Lakhs prize pool. Ankush ‘Ank4u’ Narang championed the event for ₹1.91 Lakhs, clinching his first title of the year. He overcame ‘deathknell’ in the heads-up battle, with the latter taking home ₹1.12 Lakhs for their runner-up finish.

Ankush Narang’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹15.06 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.19 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Final Table Results

  1. Ankush ‘Ank4u’ Narang – ₹1,91,782
  2. deathknell – ₹1,12,864
  3. terminator001 – ₹73,796
  4. Akarsh96 – ₹55,564
  5. ksmunda – ₹36,464
  6. ratansanu – ₹26,046
  7. Bujo – ₹20,836
  8. Akshay ‘darulerofall’ Gupta – ₹16,061

 

‘Rahulyadav00000’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Nano DST for ₹52,000), ‘THEDESTROYER1993’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Nano Daily Adda for 20,631), and Nishant ‘stockfull’ Pandey (Won ₹25K GTD Nano PLO for ₹7,250) shipped the other Monday marquees on Adda52.

 

Khelo365

The Khelo365-hosted Monday extravaganza, ₹3 Lakhs GTD Independence Special, brought in 428 runners and paid out 20 places. The user ‘Loveyoudeler’ was the last player standing and won the lion`s share of the prize money worth ₹75,000. ‘Welldone’ made away with ₹54,000 as the runner-up.

 

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