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Daily Majors: Deepankur Gupta Champions SCS #55 High Roller For ₹12.48 Lakhs; Ritwik Khanna, Raghav Bansal & Rubin Labroo Win the Other Thursday Flagships

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  • RUPAM THAKUR May 6, 2022
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With the weekend closing in, the MTT turnouts on Thursday were encouraging, and the regs dominated most of the day’s flagships!

Spartan Poker’s Summer Celebration Series has another three days to the finish line, and the 50 Lakhs GTD SCS #55 High Roller was the biggest guaranteed event playing down to a winner yesterday!

The former The Millionaire champion PokerGuru Ambassador Deepankur Gupta struck the Thursday jackpot as he took down the SCS #55 High Roller title for 12.48 Lakhs, emerging as the day’s top scorer. Shashank Jain (2nd for 8.48 Lakhs) and the SCS – High Leaderboard front-runner, PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek Singh (3rd for 5.59 Lakhs) secured podium finishes in the 50 Lakhs GTD Thursday flagship.

This week`s Sunday Highroller champion, Rising Star Ritwik Khanna, went on a trailblazing run last night and accumulated over 7 Lakhs to move up three places to #6 in the annual rankings. His shining moment was winning Spartan Poker’s SCS #53 – High – Thursday Celebration for 4.46 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘Dr Putin’ (2nd for 4.24 Lakhs).

The veteran MTT pro Raghav Bansal was another top reg making the Thursday headlines as he won Adda52’s Godfather (his second time doing so) for 6.25 Lakhs. Wednesday’s SCS #48 – Mid – Monster Stack runner-up finisher, PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul Raj collected 3.65 Lakhs in second place. Raj also FT-ed Spartan Poker`s SCS #53 – High – Thursday Celebration (7th for ₹90,636).

Rubin Labroo looks primed for the busy live MTT season coming up! The 2020 India Poker Champion won PokerBaazi’s The Summit title for an impressive fifth time last night for 4.82 Lakhs. The former IOPC The Millionaire Main Event winner Anurag Srivastava chasing his fourth title of the week, lapped up 4.12 Lakhs as the runner-up, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Just three days after winning the Battle Royale for the second time, Atishay Samuel binked PokerStars India’s Highroller for 2.10 Lakhs. A heads-up chop saw Young Gun Neel Joshi take home a runner-up payday worth 1.94 Lakhs.

Lavesh Meena, Ruchika Sharma, Alok Pawar, Neelakantan Murali, Animesh Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Shivam Shukla, Ganesh Durgade, Hobito Yepthomi, Vishal Soni, PokerGuru Ambassador Sanchit Anand, and Dinesh Kumar won the other Thursday marquees!

Here are the Thursday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Heading into the home stretch, Spartan Poker’s Summer Celebration Series (SCS) had nine events running on Thursday, including Day 1A of the series’ showstopper, the 1.50 Crores GTD SCS High – Main Event.

SCS #55 – High Roller (6-Max) – 50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 27,500

Entries – 105

Re-entries – 41

Rebuys – 62

Prize Pool – 52,00,000

Places Paid – 20

The 50 Lakhs GTD SCS #55 High Roller was hands down the day’s featured event. Even though the steep 27,500 buy-in was a deterrent for many, the regs came out in strong numbers, and a 208-entry field helped collect a guarantee-crushing 52 Lakhs prize pool.

The former The Millionaire winner PokerGuru Ambassador Deepankur ‘AngryPitbull’ Gupta cut his way across the stacked field, scoring 12.48 Lakhs for the outright victory – his third-best career finish.

Deepankur Gupta’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.73 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 75.80 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3 | Annual Winnings: 69.99 Lakhs

Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain (2nd for 8.48 Lakhs) and the current front-runner in the 10 Lakhs-added SCS – High Leaderboard, PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (3rd for 5.59 Lakhs), secured podium finishes in the Thursday headliner.

The #1 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav, posted deep runs in four events for a collective 5.57 Lakhs. His Thursday finishes include:

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s SCS #55 – High Roller for 4.62 Lakhs

> 9th in Adda52’s Godfather for 39,075

> 12th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 32,278

> 14th PokerStars India’s Highroller for 17,919

Deepankur Gupta
Deepankur Gupta

 

Final Table Results

  1. Deepankur ‘AngryPitbull’ Gupta – 12,48,000
  2. Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain – 8,47,600
  3. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – 5,59,000
  4. Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav – 4,61,760
  5. Metamorphosis – 3,70,760
  6. Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj – 2,90,680

 

SCS #53 – High – Thursday Celebration – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 255

Re-entries – 94

Rebuys – 197

Prize Pool – 27,30,000

Places Paid – 47

The second SCS flagship on the Thursday roster, 25 Lakhs GTD SCS #53 – High – Thursday Celebration, logged in 546 entries, collecting 27.30 Lakhs in the prize pool.

This week`s Sunday Highroller champion, Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna, was the last player standing and won the title for 4.46 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with ‘Dr Putin’ (2nd for 4.24 Lakhs).

Ritwik Khanna pulled out a terrific run last night, making away with over 7 Lakhs to move up three places to #6 in the annual rankings. He FT-ed PokerBaazi’s The Summit and ITM-ed two others events. His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st Spartan Poker’s SCS #53 – High – Thursday Celebration for 4.46 Lakhs

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 2.37 Lakhs

> 48th in Adda52’s Godfather for 11,723

> 29th in PokerBaazi’s IMPS#39 PLO Highroller for 5,233

Ritwik Khanna’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.37 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.60 Crores | Annual Winnings: 1.26 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #5 | Moves to #6 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #7 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

Dhirendra ‘BustedFish’ Kumar FT-ed two SCS marquees for a total take-home worth 2.64 Lakhs. His Thursday finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s SCS #53 – High – Thursday Celebration for 2.53 Lakhs

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s SCS #52 – Mid – 4 Card PLO for 10,715

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna – 4,46,079*
  2. Dr Putin – 4,23,972*
  3. Dhirendra ‘BustedFish’ Kumar – 2,53,444
  4. Ujjwal ‘Lord Hendrix’ Narwal – 2,05,023
  5. NanuPOW – 1,61,616
  6. Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy – 1,23,396
  7. Gokul ‘The Greek Freak’ Raj – 90,636
  8. Arunkumar ‘denoi’ Singh – 66,612

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

SCS High – Main Event – Day 1A – 1.50 Crores GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 156

Re-entries – 29

Rebuys – 81

Survivors – 35

The outlook for the weekend ahead looks bright, with the 1.50 Crores GTD SCS High – Main Event getting off to a sturdy start. Day 1A of the five-flight event logged in 266 entries, with none other than the two-time POY titleholder Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (257,274) headlining the 35 survivors advancing to Day 2.

The winningest player on our tracked database, Sood, had been on an almost 10-day-long break after getting married last month.

Kunal ‘SoormaBhopali’ Patni (237,825), Shriram ‘MasterBet10’ Varma (215,875), Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (215,386), Vikaash ‘viks82’ Shah (203,883), poker pioneer Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal (146,702), Young Gun Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta (137,986), and Jasven ‘katsuo06’ Saigal (108,833) were some notables who made the top 10 chip count`s list.

Day 1B of the SCS High – Main Event is scheduled for 7 PM tonight.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – 257,274
  2. Kunal ‘SoormaBhopali’ Patni – 237,825
  3. Shriram ‘MasterBet10’ Varma – 215,875
  4. Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma – 215,386
  5. Vikaash ‘viks82’ Shah – 203,883
  6. Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal – 146,702
  7. Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta – 137,986
  8. kickxxxAA – 130,396
  9. Jasven ‘katsuo06’ Saigal – 108,833
  10. NanuPOW – 105,232

 

Alok ‘ALOK.’ Pawar (Won SCS #56 – Mid – Monster Stack 4.75 Lakhs GTD for 86,708), Vaibhav ‘Vakeel.sahab’ Arora (Won SCS #50 – Mid – Multi-Entry 2.50 Lakhs GTD for 39,591), Shivam ‘Lallalorona’ Shukla (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack 1.75 Lakhs GTD for 36,576), ‘macrobian1’ (Won SCS #49 – Low 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 21,875), ‘Tilted Taxi’ (Won SCS #54 – Low – Centurion 1 Lakh GTD for 20,542), and ‘UnsafeChoice’ (Won SCS #51 – OFC 15K GTD for 3,699) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

SCS Leaderboard

After seven days of SCS action, PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (2,947 points) commands an almost insurmountable lead in the 10 Lakhs-added SCS Feature Leaderboard standings. Dhirendra ‘BustedFish’ Kumar (1,647 points) has moved up to #2, while Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani (1,423 points) has dropped to the #3 spot.

The 7 Lakhs-added SCS – Mid Leaderboard has Vaibhav ‘Vakeel.sahab’ Arora (2,608 points) on top. However, the competition is fierce as both Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (2,354 points) and Alok ‘ALOK.’ Pawar (2,339 points) are closing in.

The 3 Lakhs-added SCS – Low Leaderboard now has ‘KICK_AXXXS’ (2,481 points) in pole position with ‘Underground’ (2,456 points) and ‘adrit’ (2,040 points) chasing him down at #2 and #3 positions.

 

PokerBaazi

The Summit – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 8,250

Entries – 165

Re-entries – 152

Prize Pool – 23,77,000

Places Paid- 36

The PPL Main Event champion Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo has an excellent track record in PokerBaazi`s The Summit, and the defending India Poker Champion overcame a 317-player field in the Thursday flagship to win the title for an incredible fifth time last night for 4.82 Lakhs!

The former IOPC – The Millionaire Main Event champion Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava, who has already won an impressive three titles this week, missed out on a fourth win. Nevertheless, Srivastava banked a hefty 4.12 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of the deal.

Anurag Srivastava
Anurag Srivastava

 

Rubin Labroo came out all guns blazing last night as he also FT-ed PokerStars India’s Highroller, making away with 5.32 Lakhs overall. His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 4.82 Lakhs

> 7th in PokerStars India’s Highroller 50,031

Rubin Labroo’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.22 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.56 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #5 | Annual Winnings: 90.50 Lakhs

Rubin Labroo

 

Final Table Results

  1. Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo – 4,81,815*
  2. Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava – 4,11,888*
  3. Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna – 2,37,037
  4. believe – 1,75,460
  5. Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot – 1,31,714
  6. Ujjwal ‘Mr_Robot’ Narwal – 1,05,323
  7. Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia – 87,492

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

IMPS#39 PLO Highroller – 6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 178

Re-entries – 244

Prize Pool – 8,44,000

Places Paid – 54

Lavesh ‘upay4myweed98’ Meena came out on top of the 422-entry field in PokerBaazi`s IMPS headliner of the day, the 6 Lakhs GTD IMPS#39 PLO Highroller, to collect 1.51 Lakhs. The former The Ballers champion Meena chopped the title heads-up with ‘sagargulati’ (2nd for 1.38 Lakhs).

Lavesh Meena’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 84.86 Lakhs| Lifetime Profits: 24.59 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

Lavesh Meena
Lavesh Meena

 

Final Table Results

  1. Lavesh ‘upay4myweed98’ Meena – 1,51,004*
  2. sagargulati – 1,37,560*
  3. Abhinav – 76,466
  4. Rishabh ’13rishabh’ Harsh – 56,548
  5. eightthreesuited – 42,453
  6. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – 34,013

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

IMPS#41 – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 770

Entries – 530

Re-entries – 597

Prize Pool – 7,89,000

Places Paid – 126

PokerBaazi’s 5 Lakhs GTD IMPS #41 clocked in a guarantee-crushing 1,127 entries, and the top 126 places got a share from the 7.89 Lakhs prize pool.

Banking the lion`s share of the prize money was the former IOPC – ReCharge third-place finisher Ruchika ‘Bohemian’ Sharma (wife of well-known poker pro Anant Purohit), who opened her 2022 title scorecard in style, netting 1.34 Lakhs. Jimmy ‘jeeven’ Arora secured a runner-up payday worth 94,037.

Ruchika Sharma`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹13.15 Lakhs

Ruchika Sharma
Ruchika Sharma

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ruchika ‘Bohemian’ Sharma – 1,34,192
  2. Jimmy ‘jeeven’ Arora – 94,037
  3. soummallik – 60,982
  4. Nilansh ‘nilansh13’ Rajput – 45,046
  5. AK10JQ – 33,607
  6. Hemant ‘hkm2828’ Meena – 27,217
  7. Mkaaa – 22,563
  8. kunwar0510 – 17,987

 

IMPS#37 Mini Main Event Qualifier 3 – 50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 202

Re-entries – 155

Survivors – 35

The IMPS#37 Mini Main Event promises to be another weekend scorcher. Qualifier 3 of the 50 Lakhs GTD flagship logged in 357 entries and made a five-hour run before halting play for the night. 35 players survived the onslaught to bag stacks for Day 2.

Veteran pro Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal (452,000), Peushup ‘RoyalRelic’ Eugene (382,000), and Kapil ‘Spady’ Arora (371,000) topped the day-end chip counts.

After tallying the 862 sign-ups across the first two starting flights, the IMPS#37 Mini Main Event has already clocked in 1,219 entries with three starting flights left to run!

Qualifier 4 is scheduled for 7.30 PM tonight.