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Daily Majors: Darade, Sodha, Jaiswal, Bajaj & Saigal Dominate the Thursday Flagships

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  • Arpit Jain July 31, 2020
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After a short slump, the online action showed signs of picking up as the prominent online platforms amped up the guarantees closing in on the weekend. Adda52, for the second time this week, had to cancel all MTTs because of technical issues. Here’s a quick recap of all the action.

 

Spartan Poker

As has been the norm, Spartan Poker played host to the biggest guaranteed tourney last night. The site`s Thursday flagship ₹22 Lakhs GTD Ultron logged in massive 664 entries to garner a juicy 26.56 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 63 places boarded the money bus. MTT pro Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha came out on top to win ₹3.95 Lakhs following a three-way deal with ‘Buddy25′ (2nd for 3.65 Lakhs) and ‘veselka’ (3rd for 3.09 Lakhs). This happens to be Sodha`s fourth flagship title of July, and the victory has his taken his annual tally over ₹1.87 Crores.

The other primetime tourney on the site, the ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack, found a champion in ‘palash777,’ who cut a heads-up deal with ‘89aj‘ (2nd for ₹1.58 Lakhs) to win ₹1.73 Lakhs.

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi witnessed a healthy uptick in tournament action on Thursday as its ₹20 Lakhs GTD The Summit saw 331 sign-ups who ponied the ₹8,250 buy-in to generate a ₹24.83 Lakhs prize pool. Walking away with the title and the ₹5.48 Lakhs up-top prize money was MTT reg Mandar ‘Thewall233’ Darade, who was in the red for ₹1.13 Lakhs before last night. The title victory has brought him in a profit of over ₹4 Lakhs on the site. Abhishek ‘sharktops’ Jaiswal finished runner-up for ₹3.84 Lakhs.

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Thursday MonsterStack was championed by veteran pro Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal, who padded his wallet by ₹1.52 Lakhs after defeating MTT reg Kunal ‘pinguv’ Vaswani (runner-up for ₹1.06 Lakhs) in heads-up!

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹18 Lakhs GTD Highroller was the only Thursday flagship that fell short of its guarantee. With a turnout of 234 entries, the site had to fill in a shortfall of ₹45,000. Powering his way through the reg-infested field ‘rpawar2092’ defeated Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj (runner-up for ₹2.56 Lakhs) heads-up to win ₹3.47 Lakhs.

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale Mini logged in 226 entries to generate a ₹5.65 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 39 places finished ITM. Topping them all was Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla, who agreed to an equal chop with Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar. Both players earned ₹47,352 (excluding bounties) in cash prize.

 

Adda52

Adda52 seems to be struggling with technical issues at the moment. The issues resurfaced on the site for the second time this week, forcing them to cancel all Thursday tournaments.

The other Thursday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
Acessquare₹70,175Monster Stack ₹3.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
karannthakker₹67,500Pocket Whopper ₹3 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Tiger10₹53,386Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
OneLuckyOne₹50,820Night Rider - DeepStack Turbo ₹2.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel₹46,000Pocket Lunch ₹2 Lakhs GTDPocket52
kd69₹34,500Pocket Dinner ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Cruzz₹28,800Warrior Arena ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPoker Dangal
harshak124₹13,800Hitman ₹30K GTD PLOKhelo365
Proplr007₹6,960Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD NLHEKhelo365

 

Ultron 22 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 315

Re-entries – 135

Re-buys – 214

Prize Pool – ₹26,56,000

Places Paid – 63

Spearheading the Thursday tourneys on Spartan was the ₹22 Lakhs GTD Ultron. Sporting a buy-in of ₹4,400, the event logged in 564 entries, resulting in a guarantee-smashing prize pool worth ₹26.56 Lakhs.

Poker operator and avid poker player Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha decimated the competition and took down the title, along with a ₹3.95 Lakhs winner’s paycheque. Before claiming the title, Sodha struck a three-way deal that saw ‘Buddy25’ (runner-up for ₹3.65 Lakhs) and ‘veselka’ (3rd for ₹3.09 Lakhs), also secure podium finishes.

A former SVS Millionaire Lite champion, Sodha has been in tremendous form throughout July and has 13 final table finishes under his belt. This includes winning titles in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller ₹15 Lakhs GTD on July 5, along with PokerBaazi’s PMVS#3 Pride ₹10 Lakhs GTD on July 8 and The Pride ₹10 Lakhs GTD on July 15. The first-ever Adda52’s Full House winner, Sodha, presently has ₹3.55 Crores in recorded online winnings.

Sagar ‘Strangeplay’ Choudhury (4th for ₹1.84 Lakhs), Aniket ‘Anteman’ Waghmare (5th for ₹1.44 Lakhs), Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag (6th for ₹1.13 Lakhs) and Shashank ‘westworld’ Jain (7th for ₹85,258), were among the familiar names on the final table.

Chirag Sodha
Chirag Sodha

 

Final Table Results

  1. Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha – ₹3,95,615*
  2. Buddy25 – ₹3,65,679*
  3. veselka – ₹3,09,073*
  4. Sagar ‘Strangeplay’ Choudhury – ₹1,84,592
  5. Aniket ‘Anteman’ Waghmare – ₹1,44,752
  6. Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag – ₹1,13,411
  7. Shashank ‘westworld’ Jain – ₹85,258
  8. Meme lover – ₹60,557
  9. ganuka – ₹48,339

*denotes three-way deal

 

The Summit 20 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 156

Re-entries – 175

Prize Pool – ₹24,83,000

Places Paid – 36

The biggest draw on PokerBaazi was the ₹20 Lakhs GTD The Summit that sported a ₹8,250 buy-in. The event kicked off at 8 PM, logging in 331 entries (156 unique and 175 re-entries) by the time late registration closed. The tourney collected ₹24.83 Lakhs, over 20% more than the listed guarantee.

Capturing the title was Mandar ‘Thewall233’ Darade, who defeated Abhishek ‘sharktops’ Jaiswal (runner-up for ₹3.84 Lakhs) heads-up to win a site-best ₹5.48 Lakhs.

This is Darade’s best-recorded score to date, and also the second flagship title that he has won in the last fortnight. On July 14, he had won The Inception for ₹2.62 Lakhs. His scorecard reflects ₹30.44 Lakhs in online winnings.

Former SSS Millionaire champion Sourabh ‘twister’ Rohila (4th for ₹1.83 Lakhs), Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani (5th for ₹1.37 Lakhs), Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara (6th for ₹1.09 Lakhs), Young Gun Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover (7th for ₹91,356), Suraj ‘soorajtodi’ Todi (8th for ₹73,234) and Jagat ‘jk307’ Bhandari (9th for ₹54,863) posted FT scores.

Mandar Darade
Mandar Darade

 

Final Table Results

  1. Mandar ‘Thewall233’ Darade – ₹5,48,384
  2. Abhishek ‘sharktops’ Jaiswal – ₹3,84,788
  3. karan23 – ₹2,47,505
  4. Sourabh ‘twister’ Rohila – ₹1,83,209
  5. Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani – ₹1,37,531
  6. Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara – ₹1,09,975
  7. Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover – ₹91,356
  8. Suraj ‘soorajtodi’ Todi – ₹73,234
  9. Jagat ‘jk307’ Bhandari – ₹54,863

 

Highroller 18 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 132

Re-entries – 102

Prize Pool – ₹18,00,000

Places Paid – 39

Grabbing the spotlight on PokerStars India was the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Highroller. Sporting a buy-in of ₹8,250, the event fell ₹45,000 short of meeting its advertised guarantee on the back of 234 registrations.

Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay was the last player to hit the rail empty-handed, assuring the remaining 39 players a min-cash worth ₹13,952.

After using two bullets, anonymous user ‘rpawar2092’ prevailed over Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj (runner-up for ₹2.56 Lakhs) heads-up to win ₹3.47 Lakhs.

The runner-up Bajaj is a former Millionaire X5 winner and recorded his best score on the site to push his lifetime online tally over ₹2.52 Crores.

Vikram ‘GreenSTUFF79’ Mishra (4th for ₹1.39 Lakhs), Shiv ‘DarksideOf82’ Verma (5th for ₹1.03 Lakhs), Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha (6th for ₹75,813), Vinay ‘VlNAY09’ Rajpal (7th for ₹55,919), and Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood (8th for ₹41,245) were the other notables to post FT scores.

Runner-up Vinayak Bajaj
Runner-up Vinayak Bajaj

 

Final Table Results

  1. rpawar2092 – ₹3,47,281
  2. Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj – ₹2,56,150
  3. whiskey1601 – ₹1,88,933
  4. Vikram ‘GreenSTUFF79’ Mishra – ₹1,39,354
  5. Shiv ‘DarksideOf82’ Verma – ₹1,02,786
  6. Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha – ₹75,813
  7. Vinay ‘VlNAY09’ Rajpal – ₹55,919
  8. Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood – ₹41,245
  9. rkpoker15 – ₹35,328

 

Monster Stack 7.5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 259

Re-entries – 96

Re-buys – 166

Prize Pool – ₹10,42,000

Places Paid – 47

Spartan Poker’s ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack had a smashing run last night as a total of 521 contenders paid up the ₹2,200 buy-in, collecting ₹10.42 Lakhs.

Mystery user ‘palash777’ topped the field, banking first-place prize money worth ₹1.73 Lakhs. The runner-up ‘89aj’ pocketed ₹1.58 Lakhs from the heads-up chop.

Sanat ‘avneed’ Mehrotra (3rd for ₹96,698) and Vaibhav ‘Vakeel_sahab’ Arora (6th for ₹47,098), FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. palash777 – ₹1,73,747*
  2. 89aj – ₹1,58,338*
  3. Sanat ‘avneed’ Mehrotra – ₹96,698
  4. Hakuna matata – ₹78,254
  5. Indian. – ₹61,686
  6. Vaibhav ‘Vakeel_sahab’ Arora – ₹47,098
  7. Quant00 – ₹34,594
  8. AIT – ₹25,424
  9. ConMan – ₹20,840

*denotes two-way deal

 

Thursday MonsterStack 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 151

Re-entries – 108

Prize Pool – ₹6,48,000

Places Paid – 27

Starting at 9 PM, the ₹2,750 buy-in Thursday MonsterStack logged in 259 entries. Like The Summit, the event surpassed its guarantee, generating a ₹6.48 Lakhs prize pool.

Well-known pro and a former PokerBaazi Ambassador Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal stormed past the competition and his heads-up rival Kunal ‘pinguv’ Vaswani (2nd for ₹1.06 Lakhs) to clinch the title and the top prize of ₹1.52 Lakhs.

Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta finished 3rd for ₹68,765.

Jasven Saigal
Jasven Saigal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal – ₹1,52,357
  2. Kunal ‘pinguv’ Vaswani – ₹1,06,902
  3. Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta – ₹68,765
  4. playboy_1 – ₹50,894
  5. sautri – ₹38,203
  6. BulletsBaby – ₹30,562
  7. sultan1999 – ₹25,382
  8. Amarjeet – ₹20,332
  9. twistandfold – ₹15,216

 

Battle Royale Mini 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 127

Re-entries – 99

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,65,000

Regular Prize Pool –₹2,82,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,82,500

Places Paid – 39

The ₹2,750 buy-in ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale Mini registered 226 entries to surpass its advertised guarantee by ₹65,000.

The top two places decided to chop the remaining prize and play for the bounty and the title. In the end, the 2019 IPC ₹100K Highroller champion Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla clinched the title for ₹1.22 Lakhs (₹47,353 in prize money and ₹74,258 in bounties).

The runner-up Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar received ₹60,790 (₹47,353 in prize money and ₹13,437 in bounties).

Chawla was back to the winner’s podium after nine days. On July 23, he had won IOPC #92 – Destiny for his second-best lifetime score worth ₹14.31 Lakhs. Chawla’s online scorecard has crossed₹2.26 Crores after this win.

Abhijeet ‘sexylady7766’ Kumar (3rd for ₹32,777), Kunal ‘charsilaladka’ Chaudhary (4th for ₹40,738), and Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall (6th for ₹15,961) posted FT finishes.

Pranay Chawla
Pranay Chawla

 

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla – ₹1,22,235*
  2. Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar – ₹60,790*
  3. Abhijeet ‘sexylady7766’ Kumar – ₹32,777
  4. Kunal ‘charsilaladka’ Chaudhary – ₹40,738
  5. Sahni1509 – ₹19,569
  6. Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall – ₹15,961
  7. theoldestkid – ₹19,831
  8. yash1805 – ₹24,090
  9. RebelFish69 – ₹7,420
    *denotes heads-up deal

 

Pocket Whopper 3 Lakhs GTD Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 123

Re-buys – 73

Prize Pool – ₹3,00,000

Places Paid – 36

The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Pocket Whopper had a marginal shortfall of ₹3,000. The tourney offered payouts to the top 36 finishers from a starting field of 196 players.

karannthakker’ was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹67,500. ‘lastlaugh’ finished runner-up for ₹40,500.

 

Pocket Lunch 2 Lakhs GTD Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 116

Re-buys – 57

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Young talent and site regular Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel championed Pocket52’s ₹2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch for ₹46,000. Rahul ‘Mrrahul777’ Kumar finished runner-up for ₹28,000. Kumar finished fifth in the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Dinner later in the day.

Somesh Patel
Somesh Patel

 

The event suffered an overlay of ₹27,000 after registering 173 entries, and 27 places got paid.

 

Pocket Dinner 1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 86

Re-buys – 47

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 27

‘kd69’ took down the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Dinner on Pocket52 for ₹34,500, after defeating ‘bawaking’ (runner-up for ₹21,000) heads-up.

The site had to fill in a shortfall of ₹17,000.

 

Warrior Arena 1.2 Lakhs GTD – Poker Dangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 75

Re-buys – 39

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 17

The ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Warrior Arena on Poker Dangal crowned ‘Cruzz’ as the champion. The mystery player outlasted the 114-entry field to win ₹28,800.

The tourney fell six entries short of the GTD.

 

Hitman PLO30K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 22

Re-entries – 17

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 4

Sporting a buy-in of ₹550, Khelo365`s Hitman PLO witnessed a shortfall of ₹10,500 on the advertised ₹30K GTD on the back of 39 entries.

‘harshak124’ came out on top to win ₹13,800. The runner-up prize worth ₹7,800 went to ‘Traffic666’.

 

Grinder 2.0 NLHE20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 45

Re-entries – 42

Prize Pool – ₹21,750

Places Paid – 9

Khelo365`s daily ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 NLHE had a profitable run yesterday. ’Proplr007’ won ₹6,960 after beating ‘Devloper’ (runner-up for ₹4,350) in the heads-up play.

 

This report was updated at 1:30 PM on 31.07.2020.

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