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Daily Majors: Devvrat Himatsingka, Karan Kapur, Sagar Raj, Naresh Veeravalli, & Rubin Labroo Champion the Tuesday Marquees

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  • RUPAM THAKUR January 20, 2021
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It was an electrifying Tuesday for poker players as three major stops kept the online action ticking. The day was replete with big-ticket tourneys and jaw-dropping finishes. A special shoutout to Young Gun Gaurav Sood for crossing the ₹7 Crore-mark in recorded winnings.

Here is a complete recap of all that transpired yesterday.


Spartan Poker

The MTT action on Spartan Poker was nothing short of spectacular, with another seven players walking away with IOPC titles on Day 6 of the series. The day`s featured tourney, the ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC #37 Mega Stack, logged in 1,118 entries to record a marginal ₹1.46 Lakh overlay shortfall. The former Elite champion, Sagar ‘Pocket_king_K’ Raj, outlasted the competition to book his first title victory of 2021, worth ₹5.51 Lakhs in prize money. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra finished runner-up for ₹5.15 Lakhs – courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Sagar Raj
Sagar Raj


There is simply no stopping Rubin ‘icantwin’ Labroo, who took down his fourth flagship title of the month, winning the ₹13 Lakhs GTD IOPC #38 for ₹2.15 Lakhs. The anonymous ‘carryminati_1’ chopped the title with Labroo, collecting ₹2.04 Lakhs. Labroo placed sixth in PokerBaazi’s APT#23 Turbo for ₹28,412, improving his online record to ₹5.90 Crores.

Rubin Labroo
Rubin Labroo


Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj topped the 483-entry field in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC #39 Destiny IOPC Edition to win ₹1.94 Lakhs, becoming the second player after Aarchit ‘Aarchit’ Dhadwal to book a seat in the ₹1 Lakh GTD IOPC Destiny Finale. Parminder ‘Bounceez’ Randhava finished runner-up for ₹1.23 Lakhs.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj



The ₹7 Lakhs GTD IOPC #34 came down to a heads-up battle between Sagar ‘grinder1111’ Tuteja and Abhiroop ‘Ron007’ Gupta (runner-up for ₹1.13 Lakhs), with the former eventually coming out on top for ₹1.20 Lakhs.

Sagar Tuteja
Sagar Tuteja


Young Gun Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta (Won IOPC #35 ₹6.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.26 Lakhs), Badri ‘Dontwantbadbeat’ Narayan (Won IOPC #33 ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹95,950), and Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan (Won IOPC #36 ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹86,504) took down the other IOPC titles on Tuesday.

There has been a lot of movement at the top of the IOPC leaderboard, with Kunal ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ Patni charging his way to the #1 position with 5,283 points. Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan (4,812 points) and Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakas KC (4,556 points) are currently ranked #2 and #3 in the standings, respectively.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni



IOPC Leaderboard Standings After Day 6

1stKunal 'NutsTodayBluffTomo' Patni5,283
2ndAnkur 'showstopper89' Aryan4,812
3rdBhanu 'spectre' Prakas KC4,556
4thPrakash 'Robin Van Charsi' Gupta4,531
5thDevvrat 'deranzzdd' Arya4,427
6thParikshit 'zapdos1311' Dhal4,235
7thGadadhar 'Roohdaar' Behera3,935
8thSanket 'BANK$Y' Arora3,728
9thAvinash 'Seiborg09' Anand3,153
10thTathagata 'RadioActivity' Sengupta3,451


PokerStars India

PokerStars India laid out a full platter of seven high-value tourneys on Day 3 of its ₹2.50+ Crores GTD Winter Series. The biggest of them, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-16 Sixth Sense SE, registered 263 entries to fill in an overlay shortfall of ₹2.11 Lakhs. Online beast Sagar ‘sagarpupull’ Choudhury navigated his way to the top to win ₹1.82 Lakhs, defeating ‘TheLagLawyer’ (anonymity requested) (runner-up for ₹1.31 Lakhs) in heads-up play. This happens to be Choudhury’s third title victory in January, boosting his online earnings to ₹5.24 Crores.

Sagar Choudhury
Sagar Choudhury


The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-18 Uppercut Mini generated a prize pool worth ₹5.60 Lakhs from 224 entries. And scoring a flagship victory for the second day running, Pranav ‘pkpok13’ Khandalkar came out on top to collect ₹89,729. The final table saw a three-way deal, with Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni (runner-up for ₹52,197) and Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta (3rd for ₹41,190) securing the other top payouts.

Pranav Khandalkar
Pranav Khandalkar


The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-19 Supersonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD saw Tanay ‘tanayp’ Parekh outlasting 128 entries to win ₹29,772. He cut a three-way deal with ‘msf2943’ (2nd for ₹21,689) and Shubham ‘theViperArena’ Chaudhary (3rd for ₹23,639).

Tanay Parekh
Tanay Parekh


‘Infic11’ (Won Winter Series-20 Ultrasonic ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹39,054), Akhilesh ‘GM2318’ Gautam (Won Winter Series-15 Bubble Rush ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,234), Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia (Won Winter Series-14 Afternoon on Stars ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹21,974), and Akash ‘as5072828’ Sharma (Won Winter Series-17 Win the Button ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹20,357) were the other title winners of the day.

All the ITM finishers in the Winter Series-16 Sixth Sense SE and Winter Series-19 Supersonic collected TLB points for PokerStars India’s “Star of the Month” – January leaderboard race. For more details and the latest leaderboard standings, visit the promotions page.



The featured tourney on Adda52, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Mint, running as part of the site`s “Suit Up January” promotion, brought in 420 entries (216 unique, 204 re-entries), overlaying ₹30,000. PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘emperor457’ Veeravalli championing the tourney for the second time ever collected ₹3.72 Lakhs. Young Gun Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia placed runner-up for ₹2.25 Lakhs.

Naresh Veeravalli
Naresh Veeravalli


Veeravalli finished sixth in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #39 – Destiny – IOPC Edition for ₹45,200, crossing ₹3.09 Crores in tracked online winnings. This is the fifth consecutive day a member of PokerGuru Staking has championed a headline tourney!

The ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Voyager saw the mystery user ‘Cashton’ navigating their way to the top of a 265-entry field to win ₹68,900. ‘vroy219’ finished runner-up for ₹41,075. This is “Cashton’s” second consecutive week winning the Voyager.



Firing up the MTT action on PokerBaazi was the inaugural APT Online India Series that completed five events on Tuesday.

The day`s star attraction, the ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT Mini Main Event, logged in 976 entries (Day 1A – 337, Day 1B – 288, and Day 1C – 351) across three starting flights, registering a moderate ₹1.20 Lakhs in overlays. Day 2 of the tourney commenced at 6 PM on Tuesday, and racing past the competition was none other than Devvrat ‘IntelInvest’ Himatsingka. The Kolkata-based player defeated Sunday’s Mega Suits & Winter Series-02 Sunday Special SE champion Sahil ‘bluffme19’ Chutani heads-up to collect ₹8.49 Lakhs along with the coveted APT Guardian Trophy and the APT Championship Ring. The runner-up Chutani banked ₹5.62 Lakhs for his efforts, pushing his lifetime MTT scores to ₹2.04 Crores.

Devvrat Himatsingka
Devvrat Himatsingka


PokerBaazi gave away a second APT Trophy in the ₹25 Lakhs GTD APT#24 PLO Highroller yesterday. The tourney pulled in 266 hopefuls to post a guarantee-smashing ₹26.60 Lakhs prize pool. The heads-up finale took place between Karan ‘bozo’ Kapur and the 2020 leaderboard topper, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood, with the former eventually coming out on top to win ₹5.88 Lakhs.

Karan Kapur
Karan Kapur


The runner-up, Sood, added ₹4.12 Lakhs to his bankroll. Sood also placed fifth in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #39 – Destiny – IOPC Edition for ₹59,200. Sood had won APT#10 PLO on Saturday and IOPC #22 – Sunday Superstack on Sunday and is already ranked #3 on the January leaderboard. His smashing Tuesday night run helped him cross the benchmark ₹7 Crore-mark in online winnings!

Another tourney with a sizable virtual rail following the FT was the ₹7 Lakhs GTD APT#23 Turbo. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla was the last player standing in the tourney, and he ran past a field of 470 entries to win ₹1.42 Lakhs. What made the win more remarkable was that Rohilla was live-streaming his deep run. ‘aceskings4’ finished runner-up for ₹99,335.

Gautam Rohilla
Gautam Rohilla


The other APT Online title winners of the day were Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma (won APT#21 DST ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹86,030) and Armaan ‘Armaan007’ Kochhar (won APT#25 Hyper 6-Max ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.03 Lakhs).

Check out the APT series leaderboard standings below:

1stVivekk 'Vivek25' Dube4,140
2ndVinay 'vinay09' Rajpal4,028
3rdPrakash 'pinnug' Gupta3,765
5thBhanu Prakash 'Chennaino1' KC3,437
6thAshish 'Notoriouskonvict' Nailwal3,187
7thGautam 'M8a7' Rohilla2,952
8thPuneet 'neo1' Dua2,890
9thPratibh 'pratibhsaluja' Saluja2,727
10thGaurav 'gaug17' Sood2,670


The other Tuesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Armaan 'Armaan007' Kochhar₹1.03APT#25 6-Max Hyper ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan₹86,504IOPC #36 ₹4 Lakhs GTDIOPC #36 ₹4 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Ashit 'nexus010' Sharma₹86,030APT#21 DST ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Cashton₹68,900Voyager ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Infic11₹39,054Winter Series-20 Ultrasonic ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Tanay ‘tanayp’ Parekh₹29,772Winter Series-19 Supersonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 9-MaxPokerStars India
Ramukaka₹24,500Battlefield Tuesday ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
Akhilesh ‘GM2318’ Gautam₹22,234Winter Series-15 Bubble Rush ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia₹21,974Winter Series-14 Afternoon on Stars ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Akash ‘as5072828’ Sharma₹20,357Winter Series-17 Win the Button ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
daniel_negreanu₹17,250Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTDPocket52
YSoSerious₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
Redlady₹10,000Under The Gun PLO ₹20K GTDKhelo365
Mandil700₹6,800Grinder2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365


APT#22 Mini Main Event 50 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 976

Prize Pool – ₹50,00,000

Places Paid – 98

PokerBaazi’s ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT#22 Mini Main Event gathered 976 entries (Day 1A – 337, Day 1B – 288, and Day 1C – 351) across three starting flights, filling in an overlay worth ₹1.20 Lakhs. A total of 114 runners had carried a stack to Day 2.

Day 2 started at 6 PM on Tuesday. It was 11:07 PM on the tournament clock by the time Devvrat ‘IntelInvest’ Himatsingka championed the tourney for ₹8.49 Lakhs, besting Sunday’s Mega Suits and Winter Series-02 Sunday Special SE champion, Young Gun Sahil ‘bluffme19’ Chutani (runner-up for ₹5.62 Lakhs) in the heads-up finale. Along with the prize money, Himansingka also won himself an APT Guardian Trophy and an APT Ring!

Young Gun and Monday’s Iron Man winner Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta (3rd for ₹3.68 Lakhs), Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha (4th for ₹2.94 Lakhs), Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (5th for ₹2.31 Lakhs), along with PokerGuru Ambassadors Madhav ‘goacartel’ Gupta (6th for ₹1.87 Lakhs) and Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha (8th for ₹1.23 Lakhs) FT-ed the tourney.

Anmol Mehta and Arjanveer Singh Chadha FT-ed two tourneys each. Mehta won Spartan Poker’s IOPC#35 for ₹1.26 Lakhs, while Chadha had placed sixth in the APT#21 DST for ₹17,250.

Runner-up Sahil Chuttani
Runner-up Sahil Chuttani


Final Table Results

  1. Devvrat ‘IntelInvest’ Himatsingka – ₹8,49,000
  2. Sahil ‘bluffme19’ Chutani – ₹5,62,000
  3. Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta – ₹3,68,000
  4. Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha – ₹2,94,000
  5. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹2,31,000
  6. Madhav ‘goacartel’ Gupta – ₹1,87,000
  7. tks54321 – ₹1,55,000
  8. Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha – ₹1,23,000


IOPC #37 Mega Stack 35 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 498

Re-entries – 227

Re-buys – 393

Prize Pool – ₹35,00,000

Places Paid – 103

The IOPC headliner, the ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC #37 Mega Stack, garnered a player pool of 1,118 participants to leave an overlay deficit of ₹1.46 Lakhs.

The 8 PM tourney saw Sagar ‘Pocket_king_K’ Raj outlast the competition to win ₹5.51 Lakhs. He cut a heads-up deal with former INCOOP Main Event champion Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra (runner-up for ₹5.14 Lakhs).

Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Omprakash Bajaj (5th for ₹1.71 Lakhs), Vikaash ‘viks82’ Shah (6th for ₹1.31 Lakhs), and Anuj ‘aliceking’ Kumar Mehra (8th for ₹66,150) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Sanish Chhabra
Runner-up Sanish Chhabra


Final Table Results

  1. Sagar ‘Pocket_king_K’ Raj – ₹5,51,070*
  2. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – ₹5,14,813*
  3. betbetfold – ₹2,89,800
  4. MISO21 – ₹2,19,450
  5. Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Omprakash Bajaj – ₹1,71,983
  6. Vikaash ‘viks82’ Shah – ₹1,31,083
  7. iammrmeeseeks – ₹96,950
  8. Anuj ‘aliceking’ Kumar Mehra – ₹66,150

*denotes heads-up deal


APT#24 PLO Highroller 25 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 142

Re-entries – 124

Prize Pool – ₹26,60,000

Places Paid – 36

Sporting an entry buy-in of ₹11,000, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD APT#24 PLO Highroller posted a guarantee-smashing ₹26.60 Lakhs prize pool.

The 2020 leaderboard topper, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood, came up against Karan ‘bozo’ Kapur in the heads-up finale. Eventually, Kapur captured the APT trophy along with the ₹5.88 Lakhs up-top. Sood settled for a ₹4.12 Lakhs payday.

Kapur’s biggest score to date had come in Adda52`s first-ever ₹50 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Big Game on January 10, where he had finished runner-up for ₹9.12 Lakhs.

Sood may have missed out on the APT trophy, but the six-figure score was enough to win him an entry in the prestigious 7 Crore-Club!’

The star-studded final table comprised names like Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal (3rd for ₹2.65 Lakhs), Karan ‘collingwood’ Sitlani (4th for ₹1.96 Lakhs), Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC (5th for ₹1.47 Lakhs), and Nishaanth ‘shanni’ Shanmughasundaram (6th for ₹1.18 Lakhs).

Runner-up Gaurav Sood
Runner-up Gaurav Sood


Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘bozo’ Kapur – ₹5,88,000
  2. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹4,12,300
  3. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – ₹2,65,202
  4. Karan ‘collingwood’ Sitlani – ₹1,96,308
  5. Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC – ₹1,47,364
  6. Nishaanth ‘shanni’ Shanmughasundaram – ₹1,18,000


The Mint 15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 216

Re-entries – 204

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 43

Adda52’s Tuesday mainstay, The Mint, logged in 420 entrants, falling 10 entries short of its listed guarantee.

Keeping the team`s winning streak going, PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘emperor457’ Veeravalli shipped the tourney for ₹3.72 Lakhs. Veeravalli also FT-ed Spartan Poker’s Destiny – IOPC Edition, placing sixth for ₹45,200.

Young Gun Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia finished runner-up for ₹2.25 Lakhs.

This is the second flagship title for Veeravalli in the last six days. He had won the Maverick on January 13 for a handsome ₹3.90 Lakhs.

The star-studded final table included Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (3rd for ₹1.58 Lakhs), Sumit ‘Hammer_Head’ Sapra (5th for ₹78,000), and Kanav ‘alibaba_kings’ Parwal (8th for ₹33,750).

Runner-up Siddharth Karia
Runner-up Siddharth Karia


Final Table Results

  1. Naresh ‘emperor457’ Veeravalli – ₹3,72,000
  2. Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia – ₹2,25,000
  3. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – ₹1,57,500
  4. UniquePersonality – ₹1,20,000
  5. Sumit ‘Hammer_Head’ Sapra – ₹78,000
  6. oshosidhant – ₹52,500
  7. Firepants – ₹41,250
  8. Kanav ‘alibaba_kings’ Parwal – ₹33,750


IOPC #38 13 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 428

Re-entries – 127

Re-buys – 341

Prize Pool – ₹13,44,000

The 2020 India Poker Champion, Rubin ‘icantwin’ Labroo, outran the 896-entry field in the ₹13 Lakhs GTD IOPC #38 to win ₹2.15 Lakhs – his fourth MTT title this month!

The anonymous ‘carryminati_1’ finished runner-up for ₹2.04 Lakhs.

Taliwabang ‘Medusa777’ Jamir (3rd for ₹1.15 Lakhs), Aquib ‘Aquib17’ Ansari (4th for ₹90,317), Buhr ‘Riokid’ Advirkar (5th for ₹70,829), Rajat ‘GoldSpot’ Sharma (6th for ₹55,642), and Nachiketa ’KnowsBleed’ Jha (8th for ₹28,762) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Rubin ‘icantwin’ Labroo – ₹2,15,495*
  2. carryminati_1 – ₹2,04,236*
  3. Taliwabang ‘Medusa777’ Jamir – ₹1,15,853
  4. Aquib ‘Aquib17’ Ansari – ₹90,317
  5. Buhr ‘Riokid’ Advirkar – ₹70,829
  6. Rajat ‘GoldSpot’ Sharma – ₹55,642
  7. maverickRo – ₹41,530
  8. Nachiketa ’KnowsBleed’ Jha – ₹28,762

*denotes heads-up deal

IOPC #39 Destiny IOPC Edition 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 224

Re-entries – 96

Re-buys – 163

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 47

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#39 Destiny – IOPC Edition experienced an overlay of ₹34,000. It took almost seven and a half hours of play for the 483-entry strong starting field to whittle down to a champion, and 47 places got paid.

Racing past the competition was online reg Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj, who walked away with ₹1.94 Lakhs in prize money while Parminder ‘Bounceez’ Randhava came in second for ₹1.23 Lakhs.

Bajaj happens to be the second player to book a seat in the Destiny SnG Finale, after Aarchit Dhadwal.

Mayank ‘$Magician$’ Makhija (3rd for ₹92,800), Kunal ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ Patni (4th for ₹75,100), PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli (6th for ₹45,200), and Monday’s Destiny third-place finisher Jasven ‘Ponkey’ Saigal (7th for ₹33,200) FT-ed the tourney.

This tourney will take place every night until January 29, and all the winners will converge to play the SNG Finale on January 31.

Runner-up Parminder Randhava
Runner-up Parminder Randhava


Final Table Results

  1. Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj – ₹1,94,000
  2. Parminder ‘Bounceez’ Randhava – ₹1,23,000
  3. Mayank ‘$Magician$’ Makhija – ₹92,800
  4. Kunal ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ Patni – ₹75,100
  5. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – ₹59,200
  6. Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli – ₹45,200
  7. Jasven ‘Ponkey’ Saigal – ₹33,200
  8. kush1968 – ₹24,400


Winter Series-16 Sixth Sense SE 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 143

Re-entries – 120

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 47

Returning on Tuesday as part of PokerStars India’s ongoing Winter Series, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Winter Series – 16 Sixth Sense was the mainstay Tuesday attraction on the site. The event began as scheduled at 7.30 PM and continued till 3.06 AM. A field of 263 entries translated into a noticeable overlay of ₹2.11 Lakhs.

Site regular Sagar ‘sagarpupull’ Choudhury was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹1.82 Lakhs. ‘TheLagLawyer’ (anonymity requested) secured a runner-up payday of ₹1.31 Lakhs.

This is the third title that Choudhury has won in January. He had entered 2021 on a high note, after he won two flagship events on January 1, namely, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD The Elite for ₹5.54 Lakhs and the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller for ₹3.64 Lakhs. Yesterday’s win has boosted Choudhary’s MTT winnings to ₹5.24 Crores.

Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia was another standout performer. While Bhatia captured the daytime tourney, ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-14 Afternoon on Stars for ₹21,974, he placed third in the Sixth Sense for ₹94,735. He also ran deep in the Uppercut Mini where he posted a 12th place score worth ₹11,879. Bhatia banked₹1.28 Lakhs from these three deep runs, pushing his online tally to ₹56.32 Lakhs.

Anmol ‘freak_weird0’ Agarwal (4th for ₹68,265), PokerStars India Team Pro Muskan Sethi (5th for ₹49,190), Shubham ‘backchod launda’ Agarwal (6th for ₹35,446), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (7th for ₹28,793) were the prominent names on the 7-max FT.

All 47 ITM finishers in the tourney collected TLB points towards the final week of the “Star of the Month” – January leaderboard race.

Final Table Results

  1. Sagar ‘sagarpupull’ Choudhury – ₹1,82,449
  2. TheLagLawyer – ₹1,31,470
  3. Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia – ₹94,735
  4. Anmol ‘freak_weird0’ Agarwal – ₹68,265
  5. Muskan Sethi – ₹49,190
  6. Shubham ‘backchod launda’ Agarwal – ₹35,446
  7. Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹28,793


APT#23 Turbo 7 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 249

Re-entries – 221

Prize Pool – ₹7,05,000

Places Paid – 54

The ₹7 Lakhs GTD APT#23 Turbo registered 470 entrants, just about making it across the break-even mark.

It took a little over four hours for Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla to champion the tourney for ₹1.42 Lakhs. ‘aceskings4’ finished runner-up for ₹99,335.

The final table comprised the likes of Sumeet ‘Sumitsingh199’ Rajpurohit (3rd for ₹63,873), Rising Star Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna (4th for ₹47,240), Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja (5th for ₹35,462), Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo (6th for ₹28,412), and Aryan ‘pagalkutta’ Singh (7th for ₹23,690).

Final Table Results

  1. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – ₹1,42,000
  2. aceskings4 – ₹99,335
  3. Sumeet ‘Sumitsingh199’ Rajpurohit – ₹63,873
  4. Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna – ₹47,240
  5. Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja – ₹35,462
  6. Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo – ₹28,412
  7. Aryan ‘pagalkutta’ Singh – ₹23,690
  8. rampal2000 – ₹18,894


IOPC #34 7 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 204

Re-entries – 71

Re-buys – 164

Prize Pool – ₹7,00,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker’s ₹7 Lakhs GTD IOPC #34 faced an overlay deficit of ₹41,500 on the back of 439 entries. Sagar ‘grinder1111’ Tuteja took down the tourney for ₹1.20 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Abhiroop ‘Ron007’ Gupta (runner-up for ₹1.13 Lakhs).

Runner-up Abhiroop Gupta
Runner-up Abhiroop Gupta


Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan (4th for ₹55,090), Akai ‘Akai aye1’ S Aye (5th for ₹43,190), and Rahul ‘Mrrahul777’ Kumar (7th for ₹22,654) posted FT finishes.

Final Table Results

  1. Sagar ‘grinder1111’ Tuteja – ₹1,20,303*
  2. Abhiroop ‘Ron007’ Gupta – ₹1,13,357*
  3. noc1296 – ₹68,250
  4. Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan – ₹55,090
  5. Akai ‘Akai aye1’ S Aye – ₹43,190
  6. masternau17 – ₹31,034
  7. Rahul ‘Mrrahul777’ Kumar – ₹22,654
  8. rm19997 – ₹17,640

*denotes heads-up deal


IOPC #35 6.5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 288

Re-entries – 87

Re-buys – 323

Prize Pool – ₹6,50,000

Places Paid – 55

The ₹6.5 Lakhs GTD IOPC #35 registered a marginal ₹21,800 overlay shortfall.

Monday’s Iron Man winner, Young Gun Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta, raced past 698 entries to collect ₹1.26 Lakhs for the win. Spartan Poker regular Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth finished runner-up for ₹79,950.

The lawyer-turned MTT pro, Mehta, scooped another ₹3.67 Lakhs from a third-place finish in PokerBaazi’s ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT#22 Mini Main Event, boosting his lifetime earnings to ₹3.29 Crores.

Monday’s IOPC#31 eighth-place finisher Prakash ‘Robin Van Charsi’ Gupta (3rd for ₹57,785), Vivekk ‘MI7’ Dube (5th for ₹36,985), and Pankaj ‘Uknapdmj’ Sharma (8th for ₹15,340) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Peter Nazareth
Runner-up Peter Nazareth


Final Table Results

  1. Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta – ₹1,26,100
  2. Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth – ₹79,950
  3. Prakash ‘Robin Van Charsi’ Gupta – ₹57,785
  4. Vasili Arkhipov – ₹46,735
  5. Vivekk ‘MI7’ Dube – ₹36,985
  6. joey114114 – ₹28,470
  7. Naveenbarkhageetu – ₹20,091
  8. Pankaj ‘Uknapdmj’ Sharma – ₹15,340


IOPC #33 5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 398

Re-entries – 148

Re-buys – 277

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 79

Starting at 12 PM, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD IOPC #33 registered 823 entries. It took more than seven hours of play before Badri ‘Dontwantbadbeat’ Narayan clinched the title for ₹95,950. Siddharth ‘SidSparta21’ Ojha placed runner-up for ₹60,200.

Deepak ‘DKR007’ U (3rd for ₹43,100), Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Omprakash Bajaj (5th for ₹26,350), and Shrvan ‘SSAScorpion’ Amlekar (8th for ₹10,700) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Siddharth Ojha
Runner-up Siddharth Ojha


Final Table Results

  1. Badri ‘Dontwantbadbeat’ Narayan – ₹95,950
  2. Siddharth ‘SidSparta21’ Ojha – ₹60,200
  3. Deepak ‘DKR007’ U – ₹43,100
  4. Stakeholder – ₹33,600
  5. Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Omprakash Bajaj – ₹26,350
  6. CaptainLevi – ₹20,700
  7. Mercydispointedme – ₹15,450
  8. Shrvan ‘SSAScorpion’ Amlekar – ₹10,700


Winter Series-18 Uppercut Mini 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 122

Re-entries – 102

Prize Pool – ₹5,60,000

Places Paid – 41

PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-18 Uppercut Mini began at 9.30 PM, and with 224 entries converging on the virtual felts, it took just over five hours to conclude.

Scoring back-to-back wins, Pranav ‘pkpok13’ Khandalkar championed the tourney for ₹88,729 (₹44,110 in prize money, ₹44,619 in bounties), following a three-way deal with Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni – runner-up for ₹52,197 (₹41,914 in prize money, ₹10,283 in bounties), and Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta – third-place finisher for 41,190 l (₹30,155 in prize money, ₹11,035 in bounties).

This is the second consecutive day Khandalkar has won a marquee tourney on PokerStars India. He had won the ₹9 Lakhs GTD Winter Series – 9 Battle Royale SE for ₹1.80 Lakhs on Monday. His MTT winnings have crossed ₹2.54 Crores after last night`s win.

Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma (6th for ₹19,086) and Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain (7th for ₹27,429) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Sreeharsha Boneni
Runner-up Sreeharsha Boneni


Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Pranav ‘pkpok13’ Khandalkar – ₹89,729*
  2. Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni – ₹52,197*
  3. Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta – ₹41,190*
  4. princess_fuzzie – ₹36,347
  5. shanky77 – ₹25,664
  6. Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma – ₹19,086
  7. Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain – ₹27,429

*denotes three-way deal


APT#25 6-Max Hyper 4 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 205

Re-entries – 188

Prize Pool – ₹4,91,000

Places Paid – 45

PokerBaazi’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD APT#25 6-Max Hyper attracted 393 entries, collecting ₹4.91 Lakhs in the prize pool. The tournament commenced at 9:30 PM and concluded at 12:58 AM.

Online reg Armaan ‘Armaan007’ Kochhar outlasted the former SVS The Millionaire Lite champion Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha (runner-up for ₹72,214) heads-up to win ₹1.03 Lakhs. Kochhar’s online record reflects an impressive ₹3.45 Crores in lifetime earning.

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar


For Chirag Sodha, this was his second deep run on Tuesday. Earlier, he had busted fourth in the APT#22 Mini Main Event for ₹2.94 Lakhs. In all, he cashed for ₹3.66 Lakhs.

Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube (3rd for ₹46,423), Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor (4th for ₹34,390), Monish ‘monish1965’ Kumar (5th for ₹25,791), and Harshit ‘Harshit114’ Sanghi (6th for ₹20,633) FT-ed the tourney.


IOPC #36 4 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 209

Re-entries – 48

Re-buys – 152

Prize Pool – ₹4,09,000

Places Paid – 31

Online reg Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan championed the ₹4 Lakhs GTD IOPC #36 for ₹86,504. Rasesh ‘RJ994’ Jes finished runner-up for ₹58,242.

Ankur Aryan
Ankur Aryan


This was a deserving victory for Aryan, a very consistent performer at the ongoing series, but somehow a title victory had so far alluded him. He also posted multiple runner-up finishes in IOPC #27 and IOPC #25, crossing ₹97 Lakhs in lifetime earnings.

Gadadhar ‘Roohdaar’ Behera (5th for ₹25,412), Ajit Singh ‘Thoda Bahot’ Arora (7th for ₹14,601), and Adda52’s The Mint eighth-place finisher Kanav ‘SneakyBlinders’ Parwal (8th for ₹10,675) were other known FT finishers.


APT#21 DST 4 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 221

Re-entries – 207

Prize Pool – ₹4,28,000

Places Paid – 54

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD APT#21 DST collected 428 entries, generating a ₹4.28 Lakhs prize pool.

After almost six hours of intense play, Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma took down the event for ₹86,030. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube finished runner-up for ₹60,305.

Ashit Sharma
Ashit Sharma


Sharma also final tabled PokerBaazi’s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Turbo (3rd for ₹19,385), netting almost ₹1.05 Lakhs for the day`s work.

Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna (3rd for ₹38,780), Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta (4th for ₹28,680), PokerGuru Ambassadors Tathagata ‘Tintin84’ Sengupta (5th for ₹21,530) and Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha (6th for ₹17,250), as well as, Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal (7th for ₹14,381), and Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni (8th for ₹11,470) FT-ed the tourney.


Voyager 2.5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 150

Re-entries – 115

Prize Pool – ₹2,65,006

Places Paid – 27

Adda52`s ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Voyager enjoyed a blistering Tuesday night run, as a starting field of 265 entries helped generate a smashing ₹3.65 Lakhs prize pool.

The mystery user Cashton championed the tourney to win ₹68,900, with vroy219 placing runner-up for ₹41,075. This is the second consecutive week the anonymous player has won this tourney.

The other final table finishers included Spartan Poker’s IOPC #1 champion Shrvan ‘SSAHisoka’ Amlekar (3rd for ₹30,873), Shekhar ‘brat_poker’ Singh (4th for ₹22,525), Abhishek ‘abhiraja’ Rajagopal (5th for ₹15,238), and Shivam ‘brooskyradio11’ Shukla (6th for ₹11,263).


Winter Series-19 Supersonic 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 77

Re-entries – 51

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 20

Battling a field of 128 entries, Tanay ‘tanayp’ Parekh took down the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-19 Supersonic for ₹29,772. Like in the Uppercut Mini, Parekh and the other two finalists decided upon a three-way deal that handed out the title to Parekh. ‘msf2943’ banked the runner-up payday of ₹21,689, and the “Star of the Month” – January Week #3 topper, Shubham ‘theViperArena’ Chaudhary placed third for ₹23,639.

The Supersonic was the second qualifying tourney on Tuesday, awarding TLB points for the “Star of the Month” – January leaderboard race.

Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil (5th for ₹9,912), Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni (7th for ₹5,451), and Anirban D ‘nocluewho’ Das (8th for ₹4,042) FT-ed the tourney.


Battlefield Tuesday 1 Lakh GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 54

Re-entries – 27

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 13

PokerDangal’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Battlefield Tuesday brought in 81 entries, overlaying ₹19,000.

The anonymous user ‘Ramukaka’ came out on top to win ₹24,500, just as ‘Amit1195’ finished runner-up for ₹18,500.


Pocket Jacks 75K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 85

Re-entries – 45

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 19

‘daniel_negreanu’ championed the ₹75K GTD Pocket Jacks for ₹17,250. MTT reg Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS placed runner-up for ₹12,375.


Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 67

Re-entries – 38

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 15

The anonymous user ‘YSoSerious’ took down the ₹50K GTD Unravel for ₹11,500. ‘jethalal008’ finished runner-up for ₹8,500.

Ronit ‘Ace_of_Spades’ Saha (4th for ₹5,000), and Tanmay ‘Tanmay007’ Hazra (6th for ₹3,000) FT-ed the tourney!


Under The Gun PLO 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹330

Entries – 21

Re-entries – 3

Rebuys – 14

Add-ons – 12

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 3

Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Under The Gun PLO registered 50 entries, and it took only 75 minutes for ‘Redlady’ to win the tourney for ₹10,000.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 48

Re-entries – 22

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 8

Khelo365`s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 logged in 70 players and ‘Mandil700’ playing on his fourth bullet, outlasted them all to win ₹6,800.


This report was updated at 8 PM on 20.01.2020.

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