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Daily Majors: Top Pros Gaurav Sood, Manish Lakhotia, Kunal Patni & Aditya Sushant Champion the Friday Flagships

Gaurav Sood, Manish Lakhotia, Kunal Patni, Aditya Sushant
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis April 2, 2022
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With the BPT March 2022 edition in the rear-view mirror, the poker heavyweights have all returned to the virtual felts with gusto. And sitting on top of the list of Friday champions was a name that we have become very used to seeing in our ‘Daily Majors’ and ‘Sunday Online Railbird Reports.’ We are talking about none other than Young Gun Gaurav Sood.

With the poker phenom`s wedding just around the corner, we honestly thought we wouldn’t be seeing much of him on the felts for a few months. But not only did Sood clinch his first live title less than a week ago in the BPT Kickoff in Goa, but he is back to his dominating form on the online felts. Last night, he picked up his third title of the year in PokerStars India’s Super Highroller and finished runner-up in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for the fifth time, collectively banking 6.13 Lakhs. His Friday performance has made him the first player to enter the 12 Crores Club!’

Last year, Manish Lakhotia gave Sood a tough fight over the #1 position on the annual leaderboard. The Siliguri-based pro seems to be returning to his previous form as he took down Spartan Poker`s The Elite for 5.46 Lakhs yesterday. He took home 5.49 Lakhs in overall winnings, becoming the ninth player to cross the 1 Crore’ mark in yearly winnings.

Another well-known MTT pro Kunal Patni was the last player standing in Adda52’s The Ballers. He pocketed 4.37 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with the 2021 WPT Online India Main Event champion Kushal Sogani (2nd for 4.08 Lakhs).

WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant is in breakout form. He may have missed claiming the BPT Main Event title, but he has been wreaking havoc on the virtual felts, claiming back-to-back titles these last two days. After winning Adda52’s The Godfather on Thursday, the former PokerGuru Team Pro shipped PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller last night for 4.04 Lakhs.

Rishi Mundhra, Karan Malhotra, Rajneesh Thakur, Ringphamatai Ningshen, Chanti Nayak, Arbaaz Ahmed, Partho Datta, Achal Sonale, Abhishek Mandal, Jimmy Arora, and Ashish Pareek, won the other Friday marquees.

Here are the Friday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

The Elite 6-Max – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 113

Re-entries – 43

Re-buys – 79

Prize Pool – 23,50,000

Places Paid –23

The #2 ranked player of 2021, Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia, championed Spartan Poker’s The Elite for the third time yesterday for 5.46 Lakhs. Last night`s Super Highroller winner Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (2nd for 3.70 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (3rd for 2.47 Lakhs) made for a tough three-way battle.

Manish Lakhotia also cashed the Futuristic (35th for 3,086), adding over 5.49 Lakhs to his tally. His Friday night run has made him the ninth player to cross the 1 Crore” mark in annual winnings, also catapulting him to #7 on the yearly leaderboard standings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 10.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.46 Crores | Annual Winnings: 1.03 Crores |Titles Won in 2022: #7

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

Final Table Results

  1. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – 5,46,375
  2. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – 3,70,125
  3. Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot – 2,46,750
  4. Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya – 2,02,100
  5. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – 1,62,150
  6. Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar – 1,25,725

 

Fuuuul Value – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 110

Entries – 2,352

Re-entries – 1,236

Re-buys – 1,960

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 750

Spartan Poker hosted a special 10 Lakhs GTD Fuuuul Value tournament on April Fool’s Day. The value-filled event saw 5,548 hopefuls buying in for 110, booking 4.45 Lakhs in overlays. The top 750 places got paid with a min-cash worth 300.

After eight hours and 23 minutes of gameplay, the user ‘PaisaWala’ was the last player standing and banked a career-best 1.24 Lakhs. He struck a three-way deal with Suhail ‘suhael’ Bashir (2nd for a site-best 1.10 Lakhs) and ‘Hunter7’ (3rd for 82,426).

‘PaisaWala’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 3.11 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. PaisaWala – 1,24,313*
  2. Suhail ‘suhael’ Bashir – 1,09,761*
  3. Hunter7 – 82,426*
  4. Dark_Knight1939 – 53,000
  5. Sacu – 43,000
  6. BBOND007 – 33,000
  7. NagaWarrior77 – 22,000
  8. Kknegi – 12,000

*denotes a three-way deal

 

Futuristic – 7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 880

Entries – 457 (286)

Re-buys – 223

Prize Pool – 7,00,000

Places Paid – 63

Spartan Poker reg ‘TheTamizhDurrr’ raced past the 680-entry field in Spartan Poker’s Friday value offering, 7 Lakhs GTD Futuristic, to collect a career-best 1.35 Lakhs. ‘Tumatauenga’ finished runner-up for 85,400.

‘TheTamizhDurrr’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 5.21 Lakhs

The 880 buy-in event recorded an overlay shortfall of 1.56 Lakhs and paid out 63 places.

Final Table Results

  1. TheTamizhDurrr – 1,35,450
  2. Tumatauenga – 85,400
  3. Infinite Intelligence – 61,250
  4. Panda702 – 48,650
  5. Abhiroop ‘Ron007’ Gupta – 38,150
  6. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – 29,890
  7. stonedurr – 22,470
  8. BIL7477 – 15,960

 

‘Maverick009’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack 1.75 Lakhs GTD for 50,502) ‘NepotismniMKB’ (Won Monster Stack 2 Lakhs GTD for 46,500), Ashish ‘X– factor’ Pareek (Won Sundowner 1 Lakh GTD for 25,160), and ‘PEDRO_SCOOBY’ (Won The Centurion 50K GTD for 7,624) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The Weekly Highroller – 12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 87

Re-entries – 70

Prize Pool – 15,70,000

Places Paid – 18

India’s first WSOP bracelet winner, Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant’s comeback will be remembered for years. The chartbuster of the week took down a flagship title for the second consecutive day yesterday as he outlasted a guarantee-crushing field in PokerBaazi’s 12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly Highroller to win 4.04 Lakhs.

The Baazi Poker Tour Main Event runner-up finisher defeated last night`s The Elite fourth-place finisher Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya (2nd for 2.83 Lakhs) heads-up.

Aditya Sushant
Aditya Sushant

 

Final Table Results

  1. Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant – 4,04,275
  2. Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya – 2,83,071
  3. Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia – 1,82,120
  4. Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh – 1,34,863
  5. Unnikrishnan ‘TigerGemini1974’ Nair – 1,01,108
  6. Abhishek ‘abbie1987’ Batra – 80,855
  7. Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal – 67,196
  8. Vasanth ‘volkafilas’ N – 53,851

 

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 246

Re-entries – 230

Prize Pool – 7,14,000

Places Paid – 54

Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra was the last player standing in the 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT and walked away with 1.43 Lakhs up top. The user ‘Odinson’ finished runner-up for 1 Lakh.

Karan Malhotra made another two ITM finishes, banking ~1.46 Lakhs cumulatively. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.13 Crore | Lifetime Profits: 38.08 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra

 

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra – 1,43,514
  2. Odinson – 1,00,603
  3. Varun ‘wazza92’ Vikrant Pande – 64,688
  4. snoodogg23 – 47,838
  5. Gaurav ‘kira1545’ Kaul – 35,914
  6. Kashish ‘kashish007’ Gupta – 28,774
  7. pingu – 23,990

 

Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (Won Daily Boost 2.50 Lakhs GTD for 61,190), Ringphamatai ‘matpoker’ Ningshen (Won Daily Night SPRINT 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 57,990), ‘gloomytrap’ (Won SPRINT 1 PM 1 Lakh GTD for 35,160), Chanti ‘Majay’ Nayak (Won Holdem BOOST 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 46,370), Arbaaz ‘abbc’ Ahmed (Won Evening SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for 40,770), ‘Realfc’ (Won PLO BOOST Monster 1 Lakh GTD for 25,660), and ‘nochutiyapa’ (Won Daily 5-Max 50K GTD for 15,180) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Super Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 12,500

Entries – 38

Re-entries – 38

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 9

Less than a week ago, Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood bagged his career-first live title in Goa, taking down the BPT Kickoff for 11.25 Lakhs. With the series now over, Sood is back doing what he does best, crushing the online MTTs.

Claiming his third title of 2022, Sood championed PokerStars India’s 10 Lakhs GTD Super Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 2.42 Lakhs, while Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira took home 1.90 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

The dentist-turned-poker pro, Sood, raked in 6.13 Lakhs in Friday winnings, becoming the first player in our tracked database to cross 12 Crores in tracked online winnings. His ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for 3,70,125

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Super Highroller for 2,42,918

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 12.04 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 6.18 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #3 | Annual Winnings: 89.33 Lakhs | 2020 & 2021 POY Winner

The ₹12,500 buy-in event clocked in 76 entries, filling in ₹1.36 Lakhs in overlays. PokerStars India has started on-time rake refunds in most of its higher buy-in flagships, offering anyone who registers into the tournament before it starts a refund of the rake.

Only the top nine players received payouts. ‘thisisme16’ was the unfortunate money bubble, finishing in 10th place.

Young Gun Sanat ‘durrsanta’ Mehrotra (4th for 1.17 Lakhs) and Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar (7th for 56,577) were the other known players who finished in the money.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood – 2,42,918
  2. Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira – 1,90,542
  3. arohit789 – 1,49,458
  4. Sanat ‘durrsanta’ Mehrotra – 1,17,233
  5. gofayo – 91,956
  6. rauflala – 72,129
  7. Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar – 56,577
  8. kunalduggal13 – 44,378
  9. G@rlic1911 – 34,810

 

Uppercut Mini – 1.75 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,375

Entries – 94

Re-entries – 67

Regular Prize Pool – 1,00,625

Bounty Prize Pool – 1,00,625

Total Prize Pool – 2,01,250

Places Paid – 17

The 1.75 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini attracted 161 entries, posting a 2.01 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘kenpachipoker’ shipped the event for 47,556 (includes 29,419 in bounties) and ‘boga577’ finished runner-up for 23,698 (includes 5,562 in bounties).

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. kenpachipoker – 47,556
  2. boga577 – 23,698
  3. ASG 961 – 13,358
  4. Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel – 16,840
  5. RAKRAK1999 – 10,893
  6. Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni – 8,921
  7. irhs – 5,831

 

Partho ‘Spidermanindia’ Datta (Won Ultrasonic 1 Lakh GTD for 22,271), ‘IPPA@PS’ (Won Afternoon on Stars 50K GTD for 17,659), ‘baazigad’ (Won Deepstack 50K GTD for 13,392) and ‘bharatdsp’ (Won Primetime Grind 50K GTD for 10,595) won the other Friday marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

The Ballers – 22.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 7,500

Entries – 161

Re-entries – 141

Prize Pool – 22,00,000

Places Paid – 30

The former banker and NPS Highroller runner-up finisher Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni won Adda52’s The Ballers for 4.37 Lakhs – his second time winning the Adda52 flagship! Patni overcame the 302-strong field, eventually striking a heads-up deal with the 2021 WPT Main Event champion Kushal ‘dimaria7’ Sogani. Sogani placed runner-up to collect a paycheque of 4.08 Lakhs (his second standout score of the year).

Kunal Patni ITM-ed another three events for a collective 4.67 Lakhs. His top ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s The Ballers for 4.37 Lakhs

> 18th in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for 29,610

Kunal Patni’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.31 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.34 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #5 | Annual Winnings: 86.96 Lakhs

The 22.50 Lakhs GTD event had to fill in a significant 1.81 Lakhs in overlays.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

 

Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni – 4,37,142*
  2. Kushal ‘dimaria7’ Sogani – 4,07,922*
  3. Pawan ‘bubba88’ Kumar – 2,37,901
  4. Laksh Pal ‘boomtilt23’ Singh – 1,75,840
  5. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – 1,18,950
  6. Adithya ‘Rlox1’ NG – 82,748

*denotes heads-up deal

 

Friday Bounty – 4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,700

Entries – 114

Re-entries – 107

Prize Pool – 5,41,450

Places Paid – 24

The 9.30 PM Friday Bounty culminated at 3.09 AM, and the top 24 places got paid a share from the 5.41 Lakhs prize pool.

The former Mega Suits AF winner and Sunday’s FTV Flamingo champion Rishi ‘ronaldo94’ Mundhra outlasted 220 opponents in the Friday Bounty to win 1 Lakh (includes 24,805 in bounties). Adithya ‘Rlox1’ NG finished runner-up for 63,018 (includes 18,818 in bounties).

Rishi Mundhra’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: 91.02 Lakhs | Site Profits: 38.40 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7

The Friday Bounty runner-up Adithya NG also FT-ed the Ballers and posted another two ITM finishes, filling in 1.54 Lakhs into his Friday tally. He improved his online scorecard to 43.92 Lakhs.

His top ITM finishes include:

> 6th in Adda52’s The Ballers for 82,748

> 2nd in Adda52’s Friday Bounty for 63,018

Rishi Mundhra
Rishi Mundhra

 

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Rishi ‘ronaldo94’ Mundhra – 1,00,636
  2. Adithya ‘Rlox1’ NG – 63,018
  3. Gautam ‘passthechips’ Sethi – 37,425
  4. FB-Bookie11 – 29,890
  5. Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava – 25,041
  6. DangerDaddy – 30,339
  7. dpk21 – 21,283 (Bounties: 12,305)
  8. Jitesh ‘shooter19’ Kumar – 12,869 (Bounties: 5,963)

 

ROYALSMEENA’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 33,177), ‘TTHOR444’ (Won Freeze Out Adda 50K GTD for 14,771), Achal ‘Believerinpain95’ Sonale (Won Sundown Adda 50K GTD for 14,500), Abhishek abhisekchem86Mandal (Won Evening Adda 50K GTD for 10,020) and Jimmy Milliondollerdream’ Arora (Won Bounty Adda 60K GTD for 11,879) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365’s 30K GTD Prime Time PLO brought in 28 players, and the user ‘COMFY’ overcame them all to collect 15,000 in first-place prize money. ‘Winner21’ stood second for 9,000.

 

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