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Daily Majors: Gaurav Sood Ships Two Thursday Flagships For ₹36.61 Lakhs in Total Winnings

Daily Majors 12-08
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  • RUPAM THAKUR August 13, 2021
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The ₹25 Crores GTD WPT Online India set the stage for an action-driven Thursday, and the ₹1 Crore GTD Super Highroller was the day`s biggest draw.

The ranked #1 player of 2020, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, came out all guns blazing as he won two flagship titles for over ₹36.61 Lakhs in total earnings. His Thursday rampage has catapulted him past Manish Lakhotia at the top of the annual leaderboard standings.

> 1st in Adda52’s WPT India Super Highroller for ₹32.60 Lakhs

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹3.85 Lakhs

The former Millionaire Legends & IOPC High Roller champion Manoj Pentakota placed runner-up in the WPT India SHR for ₹16.25 Lakhs.

Anant Purohit was another standout winner with ₹16.36 Lakhs in cumulative earnings.

> 3rd in Adda52’s WPT Super High Roller for ₹12.98 Lakhs

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹3.38 Lakhs

The long-time MTT pro Shravan Chhabria took down the WPT Gladiator for ₹6.82 Lakhs.

Chirag Sodha chopped Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday title with Gaurav Sood to win ₹3.22 Lakhs.

Vishal Ojha, Rising Star Aman Parakh, Philip Jude, Nakul Sharma, Yuvraj Bhardwaj, Devrat Singh, Jimmy Arora, Sankalp Marwah, Deepesh Raka, Dev Singh, Ayaan Sharma, Rishabh Gupta, Anmol Kataria, Somesh Patel, and PokerGuru Ambassador Jayjit Ray won the other marquee titles.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood went on a tear last night, winning two flagship titles, including the biggest guaranteed event of the day. The Thursday rampage has propelled the 2020 leaderboard topper to the #1 position on the yearly rankings (winnings and profits both), ending Manish Lakhotia’s eight-week reign. Of the four deep runs that Gaurav Sood picked up last night were two title wins, the first of which came in Spartan Poker’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday. He took down the ₹5,500 entry buy-in tourney for ₹3.85 Lakhs, chopping the title heads-up with Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (runner-up for ₹3.22 Lakhs).

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

The dentist-turned-poker pro raked in ₹36.61 Lakhs in Thursday winnings, pushing his online scorecard north of ₹9.83 Crores. Sood happens to be the only player on our tracked database with over ₹9 Crores in online winnings, and at the pace at which he is going, it won’t be long before he crosses the ₹10 Crore mark in online winnings.

The Trending Thursday runner-up finisher Chirag Sodha, for his part, also had an eventful day, picking up two more ITM finishes worth ₹3.47 Lakhs cumulatively. His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.52 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.61 Crores

The ₹8 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack attracted 377 entries, falling 23 entries short of its 400-player guarantee. The mystery user ‘denoi’ shipped the event for ₹1.60 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with Sushil ‘lex_veldi82’ Kumar (2nd for ₹1.07 Lakhs). The champion now has ₹33.53 Lakhs in recorded earnings on Spartan Poker and ₹15.16 Lakhs in net profits.

Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar

 

Running alongside the two Thursday marquee events on Spartan Poker was Day 1A of the ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire. The event commenced at 7 PM and played out till 11:38 PM, with 27 runners from a starting field of 236 entries surviving the day’s onslaught. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (277,385) bagged the end-of-day chip lead, with Kunal ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ Patni (183,396) and PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha (176,406) rounding out the top three stacks of the day.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

 

Day 4 of the Ultimate Value Series (UVS) hosted six events, and headlining the list was the ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD UVS#24 Monster Stack. Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha walked away with the title and won ₹88,680. The WPT Monster Turbo winner from Sunday netted ₹1.28 Lakhs in overall Thursday winnings.

Vishal Ojha
Vishal Ojha

 

His other deep runs include:

> 10th in Adda52’s WPT Gladiator for ₹34,125

> 40th in Adda52’s WPT Late Night PKO for ₹2,675

> 44th in Adda52’s WPT Hustle for ₹2,459

Sankalp ‘wobbegong’ Marwah (Won ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD UVS #23 – Golden Vault for ₹52,372) and Ayaan ‘warrior2020’ Sharma (Won ₹2.10 Lakhs GTD Night Rider – DeepStack Turbo for ₹35,852) won the other Thursday marquees on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi’s Thursday headliner, The Summit, usually witnesses guarantee-smashing fields and yesterday was no different. A total of 248 players entered the ₹15 Lakhs GTD tourney, leading to a prize pool collection of ₹18.60 Lakhs. MTT specialist Anant ‘Pro_Pro’ Purohit claimed his second The Summit title for ₹3.38 Lakhs, following a three-way deal with former IOPC – Millionaire champion Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava (runner-up for ₹3.14 Lakhs), and the recent Sunday Superstack runner-up finisher Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (3rd for ₹2.90 Lakhs).

Anant Purohit
Anant Purohit

 

The former IOPC Super High Roller champion, Anant Purohit, who was on a self-imposed poker sabbatical at the start of the year, seems to be back on the grind in full force. On Sunday, Purohit won his career-second WPT title in the WPT India Bounty Championship for ₹7.35 Lakhs. While The Summit is his second title victory this week, Purohit more significantly placed third in the WPT Super Highroller for ₹12.98 Lakhs. In all, he collected an impressive ₹16.36 Lakhs throughout the day.

His top finishes include:

> 3rd in Adda52’s WPT Super High Roller for ₹12.98 Lakhs

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹3.38 Lakhs

Anant Purohit`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.37 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.60 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.26 Crores

The Summit runner-up finisher Anurag Srivastava also FT-ed the Trending Thursday, where he placed eighth for ₹52,200. He added ₹3.69 Lakhs yesterday, growing his online scorecard to ₹5.74 Crores.

Anurag Srivastava
Anurag Srivastava

 

PokerBaazi’s Daily SPRINT tourneys run from 11.30 AM to 11 PM every day, and the biggest event to run on Thursday was the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Daily SPRINT. The event witnessed a turnout of 259 players, riding past the advertised guarantee to collect a ₹5.18 Lakhs prize pool. The final three players agreed on a deal that saw Philip ‘Philister’ Jude win ₹1 Lakh. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna (runner-up for ₹92,920) and ‘Aonepopp’ (3rd for ₹69,218) were the other three beneficiaries of the deal.

Philip Jude
Philip Jude

 

Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069’ Bhardwaj (Won ₹3 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST for ₹70,880), Dev ‘Eatmedia’ Singh (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹42,960), ‘kw1996’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹33,510), Anmol ‘DapperDogWalker’ Kataria (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Turbo for ₹30,390), and ‘swAAmi’ (Won PLO5 BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹34,060) were the other title winners on PokerBaazi.

 

Adda52

The ₹25 Crores GTD World Poker Tour (WPT) Online India completed Day 12 on Thursday, with nine more champions and two WPT trophy winners added to the list.

The ranked #1 player of 2020, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood, decimated a star-studded field of 88 runners to take down the day`s featured event, the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT India Super Highroller, for a career-best ₹32.60 Lakhs and his first WPT trophy. Not confined to winning just one title, the two-time Millionaire champion, Gaurav Sood, went on to ship a second flagship event, Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday, for ₹3.85 Lakhs. He finished ITM in two more events earning a combined ₹36.61 Lakhs.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

His Thursday scores were:

> 1st in Adda52’s WPT India Super Highroller for ₹32.60 Lakhs

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹3.85 Lakhs

> 47th in Adda52’s WPT Gladiator for ₹9,187

> 28th in Spartan Poker’s Monster Stack for ₹6,240

The Thursday night performance pushed Sood to the top of the annual leaderboard standings. He also crossed the ₹3 Crore mark in yearly winnings, making him the first player to reach this milestone. He also became the first player to breach the ₹1.50 Crore mark in annual profits. At the same time, Sood crossed the ₹2 Crore mark in recorded winnings on Adda52 and now has ₹2.26 Crores with ₹1.19 Crores in site-profits.

Gaurav Sood’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.83 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.83 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹3.13 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹1.58+ Crores | No. of Titles Won in 2021: #20 | Ranked #1 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings| Ranked #1 in Annual Profit

The final table of the WPT Super High Roller unsurprisingly was a starry lineup with players like Millionaire Legends & former IOPC High Roller champion Manoj ‘thatsmymoney’ Pentakota (2nd for ₹16.25 Lakhs), last night`s The Summit champion Anant ‘pro_baba’ Purohit (3rd for ₹12.98 Lakhs), Young Gun Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi (4th for ₹10,37,091), Ankur ‘aceleration’ Sehgal (5th for ₹8.29 Lakhs), & Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni (6th for ₹6.62 Lakhs) in contention.

Runner-up Manoj Pentakota
Runner-up Manoj Pentakota

 

Young Gun Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover (7th for ₹5.29 Lakhs), Vaibhav ‘alienrobot’ Sharma (8th for 4.23 Lakhs), and Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (9th for 3.38 Lakhs) were the other ITM finishers in the WPT India Super Highroller.

The long-time MTT pro Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria took down the second WPT trophy event of the day, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD WPT Gladiator. He topped a 525-entry strong field to win the lion’s share of the ₹26.25 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹6.82 Lakhs. Chhabria opted out from our tracking, so we don`t have his complete stats, but we know that he won Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹6.28 Lakhs on April 16. The former The Mint winner Himanshu ‘pirateking7’ Arora (2nd for ₹3.87 Lakhs) and WPT Lazy Sunday winner ‘rajesh_asi’ (anonymity requested) (3rd for ₹2.69 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.

Shravan Chhabria
Shravan Chhabria

 

Flight 12 of the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT India Unreal logged in 230 contenders, and by the time the play was halted, only 21 players were left standing. Ravinder ‘ravikirti’ Singh (575,050), ‘kalia887’ (341,994), and ‘Warrior2020’ (321,353) topped the day-end chip counts. The ₹499 buy-in tourney has clocked in 5,504 entries over 12 flights (Flight 1 – 417, Flight 2 – 390, Flight 3 – 402, Flight 4 – 307, Flight 5 – 222, Flight 6 – 1,119, Flight 7 – 349, Flight 8 – 554, Flight 9 – 634, Flight 10 – 515, Flight 11 – 365, and Flight 12 – 230), and has another 18 flights left to run.

Ravinder Singh
Ravinder Singh

 

The ₹50 Lakhs GTD WPT India Mini Main Event pulled in 404 entries on Day 1E, and 49 players survived the day’s onslaught. ‘happydent’ (377,063), ‘Dinny9’ (352,583), and ‘sinistro’ (319,082) bagged the top three stacks from the flight. The ₹999 buy-in event has registered 1,281 entries across five starting flights, with another five flights still to run before Day 2.

WPT Alpha winner Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh (Won WPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.04 Lakhs), ‘gauravgoru’ (Won WPT Classic ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.04 Lakhs), Nakul ‘Nakulsharma11’ Sharma (Won WPT Late Night PKO ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹85,721), ‘arushiuagarwal’ (Won WPT Hustle ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹71,190), WPT Single Shot winner Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh (Won WPT Alpha ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹63,264), Jimmy ‘milliondollerdream’ Arora (Won WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,900), and Rishabh ‘rishabh002’ Gupta (Won WPT Battlefield ₹1.4 Lakhs GTD for ₹38,430) were the other WPT title winners of the day.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja`s (687 points) is still the frontrunner on the WPT Online India Mega leaderboard standings after Day 12 of the series, with Raghav ‘FuckedUpLife’ Siddalanga (632 points) and Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (579 points) in close pursuit.

WPT Online India Leaderboard Standings After Day 12

RankPlayerPoints
1Ashish 'rocky3705' Ahuja687
2Raghav 'FuckedUpLife' Siddalanga632
3Ritwik 'ritwik27' Khanna579
4Vishnu 'violator' Khandelwal569
5Gaurav 'gauravarod' Sood562
6Devrat 'vickypune' Singh548
7Arjanveer 'arjan30' Singh Chadha540
8Ankit 'd00mtr003r' Wadhawan534
9Anant 'Pro_baba' Purohit509
10Arsh 'BigggTymeR' Grover484

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Thursday Highroller got canceled last night, diverting the action to the ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Classic PKO. The ₹1,650 entry buy-in event registered 127 participants, and the top 13 places finished ITM. Deepesh ‘deep12322’ Raka decimated the competition to win ₹48,867 after prevailing over ‘JC1870’ (2nd for ₹29,355) in the heads-up play.

Deepesh Raka
Deepesh Raka

 

The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Ultrasonic found a champion in ‘queen9007,’ who won ₹32,571 after defeating ‘shivaay24’ (runner-up for ₹19,083) in the heads-up clash. The ₹880 entry buy-in event filled in ₹26,000 in overlays after clocking 155 entries, and the top 17 places boarded the money bus.

Somesh ‘JacknotMa’ Patel (Won Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTD for ₹21,248), Varun ‘Wardev’ Devayya (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹75K GTD for ₹15,793), ‘Dinesh9999′ (Won Deepstack ₹70K GTD for ₹12,672), and PokerGuru Ambassador Jayjit ‘Unlucky2k’ Ray (Won Primetime Grind ₹60K GTD for ₹12,161) captured the other side events on PokerStars India.

Somesh Patel
Somesh Patel

 

The other Thursday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
gauravgoru₹1.04 LakhsWPT Classic ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh₹1.04 LakhsWPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Vishal 'Darky012' Ojha
₹88,680UVS#24 Monster Stack ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Nakul ‘Nakulsharma11’ Sharma ₹85,721WPT Late Night PKO ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
arushiuagarwal₹71,190WPT Hustle ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069’ Bhardwaj₹70,880Holdem BOOST ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh₹63,264WPT Alpha ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Jimmy ‘milliondollerdream’ Arora₹54,900WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sankalp 'wobbegong' Marwah₹52,372UVS#23 Golden Vault ₹3.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Deepesh ‘deep12322’ Raka₹48,867The Classic PKO ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Dev ‘Eatmedia’ Singh₹42,960Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Rishabh ‘rishabh002’ Gupta₹38,430WPT Battlefield ₹1.4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Ayaan 'warrior2020' Sharma
₹35,852Night Rider - DeepStack Turbo ₹2.10 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
swAAmi₹34,060PLO5 BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
kw1996₹33,510Daily Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
queen9007₹32,571Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Anmol ‘DapperDogWalker’ Kataria₹30,390Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Bazzzeee123₹24,000Wednesday PLO ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
Alexcy ‘JonGregor’ Newmai₹12,900Hitman PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365

 

WPT Super Highroller 1 Crore GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,07,000

Entries – 59

Re-entries – 29

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,00,000

Places Paid – 9

The ₹1 Crore GTD WPT India Super Highroller attracted 59 runners, who re-bought 29 times and fell 12 entries short of its advertised prize pool. After six hours and thirty-six minutes of play, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood was the last player standing and won a career-best ₹32.60 Lakhs and his first WPT Online trophy. Sood shipped a second flagship event, Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday, for ₹3.85 Lakhs. He finished ITM in two more events earning a combined ₹36.61 Lakhs.

The final table was stacked with top pros like Millionaire Legends & former IOPC High Roller champion Manoj ‘thatsmymoney’ Pentakota (2nd for ₹16.25 Lakhs), last night’s The Summit champion Anant ‘pro_baba’ Purohit (3rd for ₹12.98 Lakhs), Young Gun Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi (4th for ₹10,37,091), Ankur ‘aceleration’ Sehgal (5th for ₹8.29 Lakhs), & Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni (6th for ₹6.62 Lakhs).

Young Gun Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover (7th for ₹5.29 Lakhs), Vaibhav ‘alienrobot’ Sharma (8th for 4.23 Lakhs), and Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (9th for 3.38 Lakhs) were the other ITM finishers.

Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – ₹32,60,295
  2. Manoj ‘thatsmymoney’ Pentakota – ₹16,24,507
  3. Anant ‘pro_baba’ Purohit – ₹12,97,984
  4. Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi – ₹10,37,091
  5. Ankur ‘aceleration’ Sehgal – ₹8,28,638
  6. Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni – ₹6,62,083

 

The Millionaire 1 Crore GTD Day 1A Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 118

Re-entries – 32

Rebuys – 86

Survivors – 27

Spartan Poker`s second The Millionaire edition of August got underway last night, and Day 1A locked in 236 entries, with only 27 players progressing to Day 2.

Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (277,385) headlined the day-end survivors, while Kunal ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ Patni (183,396) and PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha (176,406) grabbed the subsequent big stacks.

PokerGuru Ambassadors Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (170,532) and Gokul ‘The Greek Freak’ Raj (154,042), along with Sriharsha ‘Sygrayem’ Doddapaneni (138,706), Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma (134,494), and Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha (117,288) were others who made the top 10 chip counts list.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – 277,385
  2. Kunal ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ Patni – 183,396
  3. Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha – 176,406
  4. Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj – 170,532
  5. Bad reg – 164,004
  6. Gokul ‘The Greek Freak’ Raj – 154,042
  7. Sriharsha ‘Sygrayem’ Doddapaneni – 138,706
  8. Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma – 134,494
  9. norm_macdonald – 119,878
  10. Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha – 117,288

 

WPT Unreal 1 Crore GTD Flight 12 – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹499

Entries – 171

Re-entries – 59

Survivors – 21

The Flight 12 of the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal ran from 7.30 PM to 10.21 PM. The flight filled in 230 runners, and only 21 of them made the cut for Day 2.

Ravinder ‘ravikirti’ Singh (575,050), with ‘kalia887‘ (341,994), and ‘Warrior2020‘ (321,353) topped the day-end chip counts.

Counting the 5,274 entries from the 11 prior flights (Flight 1 – 417, Flight 2 – 390, Flight 3 – 402, Flight 4 – 307, Flight 5 – 222, Flight 6 – 1,119, Flight 7 – 349, Flight 8 – 554, Flight 9 – 634, Flight 10 – 515, Flight 11 – 365), the ₹499 buy-in tourney has clocked in 5,504 participants, and has another 18 flights left to go.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Flight 12

  1. Ravinder ‘ravikirti’ Singh – 575,050
  2. kalia887 – 341,994
  3. Warrior2020 – 321,353
  4. dkak47 – 270,623
  5. XXX2837 – 250,286
  6. Upendrashing – 237,113
  7. aghosh3 – 229,547
  8. STEWIEGRIFFIN – 213,907
  9. Slimshady17 – 144,360
  10. bikshapathi – 131,874

 

WPT India Mini Main Event 50 Lakhs GTD Flight 1E – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹999

Entries – 284

Re-entries – 120

Survivors – 49

The fifth starting flight of the ₹50 Lakhs GTD WPT Mini Main Event pulled in 404 participants – each of them ponying up the ₹999 entry buy-in. After the stipulated levels of play, only 49 among them advanced through to Day 2.

‘happydent’ (377,063), ‘Dinny9’ (352,583), ‘sinistro’ (319,082), Sumit ‘sumit4game