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Daily Majors: Grover, Arora, Vaish & Kodam Headline the Tuesday Marquees

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  • RUPAM THAKUR October 21, 2020
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There was some uptick in action over Monday, and while some flagships registered overlays, several comfortably sailed through. Here is a complete recap of all that transpired yesterday.

 

Spartan Poker

Setting the virtual felts on fire was the Spartan Poker-hosted ₹18 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack. The ₹3,300 entry buy-in tourney logged in 544 entries, overlaying ₹1.68 Lakhs. After more than seven hours of rigorous play, ‘Esoteric’ came out on top to win ₹2.5 Lakhs following a three-way deal with Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish (runner-up for ₹2.45 Lakhs) and ‘pot-pan’ (3rd for ₹2.44 Lakhs). This happens to be Vaish`s second-best recorded score on Spartan Poker.

Runner-up Utkarsh Vaish
Runner-up Utkarsh Vaish

 

The other Tuesday marquee, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD The Race, obliterated its advertised guarantee as a crowd of 790 runners helped collect ₹7.35 Lakhs in prize money. Starting at 9.30 PM, it was 5.18 AM on Wednesday morning by the time the anonymous user ‘PB21’ came out on top to win ₹1.42 Lakhs. ‘UnityPro’ finished runner-up for ₹90,993.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India had two ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourneys running on the site on Tuesday.

The ₹2,750 entry buy-in Uppercut Mini mustered 209 entries, posting ₹5.23 Lakhs in the prize pool. Pranay ‘pranay1245’ Thawait outlasted the competition to win ₹85,460 (₹37,668 in prize money and ₹47,792 in bounties) following a three-way chop with ‘Sahni1509’, the runner-up pocketing ₹51,270 (₹35,605 in prize money and ₹15,665 in bounties) and ‘nandu_ev’ – the third-place finisher raking in ₹39,077 (₹35,605 in prize money and ₹9,531 in bounties). This was Thawait`s third tourney victory in October.

Pranay Thawait
Pranay Thawait

 

Thawait posted a second FT finish yesterday, placing seventh in the Bigstack Turbo for ₹4,237 to take his lifetime tally to ₹55.06 Lakhs, of which ₹44.35 Lakhs are his earnings this year.

The other marquee tourney, the ₹2,200 entry buy-in Sixth Sense logged in 243 entries, falling seven entries short of its ₹5 Lakhs prize pool guarantee. ‘Adwait Pol’ championed the tourney to win ₹71,223, after striking a three-way deal with ‘SirRampagealot’ (runner-up for ₹61,294) and [email protected] (3rd for ₹71,811). The victory also helped ‘Adwait Pol’ secure the top spot on the Week #3 leaderboard standing in the “The Star Of The Month” race.

Navigating his way through 83 entries, ‘MrBigSLick139’ took down the ₹1 Lakhs GTD Bigstack Turbo for ₹22,890. Divyanshu ‘divroxxx’ Patel banked ₹17,280 for their runner-up finish. All ITM finishers collected “Star of the Month” leaderboard points.

Divyanshu Patel
Divyanshu Patel

 

 

Adda52

The day`s featured tourney on Adda52, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Mint, registered 454 entries to generate a ₹15.89 Lakhs prize pool. Young Gun Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover plowed through the field to win the title and ₹3.36 Lakhs in prize money. Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora finished runner-up for ₹2.84 Lakhs.

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover

 

Grover is the #2 ranked player in the country for several weeks now and was also the second player in our rankings to cross ₹3 Crores in earnings for the year. After the win, his yearly scores have neared ₹3.10 Crores with his lifetime tally touching ₹5.49 Crores.

The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Hexagram saw Raghav ‘Raghavv’ Siddalinga taking down the title for ₹62,750 following a three-way deal with ‘the_brave’ (runner-up for ₹58,253) and ‘vibhuiit17’ (3rd for ₹58,247). With an attendance of 148 entries, the tourney fell two entries short of its 150-player guarantee.

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi’s Tuesday flagship, The Endeavour, logged in 419 entries falling ₹33,500 short of its ₹15 Lakhs prize pool guarantee. Mystery user ‘likeaboss85’ topped the reg-laden field to win ₹3.02 Lakhs. The first-ever MoneyMaker winner, Young Gun

Anujkumar ‘aatmaan’ Kodam came close to winning The Endeavour for the second time in a month, eventually placing runner-up for ₹2.11 Lakhs. The score pushed Kodam’s annual tally to ₹74.77, and his online record to ₹1.56 Crores.

Runner-up Anujkumar Kodam
Runner-up Anujkumar Kodam

 

The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Tuesday MonsterStack registered 136 entries to post a deficit of ₹28,000. Powering his way through the tourney was ‘april22g,’ who added ₹80,400 to their bankroll. Taliwagang ‘Meverick’ Jamir finished runner-up for ₹56,310.

The other Tuesday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
Guruprasad ‘DONKAKING’ Gupta₹59,466Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
checkraise88₹51,150Night Rider – DeepStack Turbo ₹2.20 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
notoriouskonvict1₹45,140Monster Stack ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Deepak 'Arav6007' Sharma₹24,000Battlefield Tuesday ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
MrBigSlick139
₹22,889Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
puffpuffpass₹16,500Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTDPocket52
Mayank ‘MasterDevil’ Shekhar₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
inderenggi₹8,000Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

Mega Stack 18 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 284

Re-entries – 80

Re-buys – 178

Prize Pool – ₹18,00,000

Places Paid – 47

The Tuesday bonanza on Spartan Poker, the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack, attracted 544 entrants to experience an overlay of ₹1.68 Lakhs.

Following a little over seven hours of play, anonymous user ‘Esoteric’ took down the tourney for ₹2.50 Lakhs. A three-way deal saw Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish (runner-up for ₹2.45 Lakhs) and ‘pot-pan’ (3rd for ₹2.44 Lakhs) also secure podium finishes.

Pranay ‘kabira speaking’ Chawla (4th for ₹1.35 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘Intuitionnn’ Mahesh (5th for ₹1.06 Lakhs), Nitin ‘TheWitcher’ Arora (6th for ₹81,360), Kunal ‘TiltAtma’ Patni (7th for ₹59,760), Young Gun Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia (8th for ₹43,920), and Anubhav ‘KillaBot’ Ray (9th for ₹36,000), earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Esoteric – ₹2,50,456*
  2. Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish – ₹2,45,927*
  3. pot-pan – ₹2,44,315*
  4. Pranay ‘kabira speaking’ Chawla – ₹1,35,180
  5. Mithun ‘Intuitionnn’ Mahesh – ₹1,06,560
  6. Nitin ‘TheWitcher’ Arora – ₹81,360
  7. Kunal ‘TiltAtma’ Patni – ₹59,760
  8. Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia – ₹43,920
  9. Anubhav ‘KillaBot’ Ray – ₹36,000

*denotes a three-way deal

 

The Mint 15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 242

Re-entries – 212

Prize Pool – ₹15,89,019

Places Paid – 49

Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Mint pulled in 454 runners, who ponied up the ₹3,850 entry buy-in to collect ₹15.89 Lakhs in the prize pool, and the top 49 places finished ITM.

MTT crusher Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹3.36 Lakhs even as Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora finished runner-up for ₹2.83 Lakhs.

With this score, Grover has hit the ₹5.49 Crore-mark in recorded online earnings!

Rohan ‘rohan142’ Soman (3rd for ₹1.58 Lakhs), Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik (6th for ₹55,615), and Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani (8th for ₹35,753) were the other notable FT finishers.

Runner-up Sanket Arora
Runner-up Sanket Arora

 

Final Table Results

  1. Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover – ₹3,36,060
  2. Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora – ₹2,83,650
  3. Rohan ‘rohan142’ Soman – ₹1,58,900
  4. LOOSER_MM – ₹1,19,175
  5. NotLikeThis – ₹79,450
  6. Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik – ₹55,615
  7. aditya1986 – ₹43,698
  8. Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani – ₹35,753

 

The Endeavour 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 213

Re-entries – 206

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 54

PokerBaazi`s Tuesday flagship, The Endeavour, experienced a shortfall of ₹33,500 on its advertised ₹15 Lakhs guarantee. After almost eight hours of non-stop action, the mystery user ‘likeaboss85’ overcame the 419 entries to win the title and the generous ₹3.02 Lakhs first-place cash prize. Young Gun Anujkumar ‘aatmaan’ Kodam finished runner-up for ₹2.11 Lakhs.

Other notables who FT-ed the tourney included Sunday’s The MoneyMaker champion Banmanlang ‘bml2012’ Lyndem (6th for ₹60,450), APL Ambassador Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra (7th for ₹50,400), and Game Changer 3.0 champion Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani (8th for ₹40,200).

Final Table Results

  1. likeaboss85 – ₹3,02,000
  2. Anujkumar ‘aatmaan’ Kodam – ₹2,11,000
  3. karan23 – ₹1,36,000
  4. nimbupani – ₹1,00,000
  5. SBRK – ₹75,450
  6. Banmanlang ‘bml2012’ Lyndem – ₹60,450
  7. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – ₹50,400
  8. Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani – ₹40,200

 

The Race 7 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 258

Re-entries – 79

Re-buys – 153

Prize Pool – ₹7,35,000

Places Paid – 47

The other marquee tourney running on Spartan Poker, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD The Race, clocked in 490 entries, collecting a guarantee-smashing ₹7.35 Lakhs prize pool.

‘PB21’ obliterated the competition to claim the most significant payout of ₹1.42 Lakhs, while ‘UnityPro’ came in second for ₹90,993. The champion now boasts of ₹4.13 Lakhs in recorded earnings on Spartan Poker, with a profit of ₹2.03 Lakhs.

Suffraz ‘Battleangel55’ Alam (3rd for ₹68,208) and Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (5th for ₹43,512) FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. PB21 – ₹1,42,062
  2. UnityPro – ₹90,993
  3. Suffraz ‘Battleangel55’ Alam – ₹68,208
  4. ronav – ₹55,199
  5. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹43,512
  6. chotunitkat – ₹33,222
  7. Bet2Win – ₹24,402
  8. mariokart – ₹17,934
  9. hichhikara – ₹14,700

 

Uppercut Mini 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 114

Re-entries – 95

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,61,250

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,61,250

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,22,500

Places Paid – 35

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini gathered a player pool of 209 entries that ponied up the ₹2,750 buy-in to collect ₹5.22 Lakhs in the prize pool, and the top 35 places got paid.

Pranay ‘pranay1245’ Thawait walked away with the title and the up-top cash prize worth ₹86,086 following a three-way deal with ‘Sahni1509’ (runner-up for ₹51,270) and ‘nandu_ev’ (3rd for ₹48,608).

Raghavendra ‘Pokeriyaa’ Hada (6th for ₹13,531) and Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik (7th for ₹17,615) posted FT scores.

Final Table Results

  1. Pranay ‘pranay1245’ Thawait – ₹86,086*
  2. Sahni1509 – ₹51,270*
  3. nandu_ev – ₹48,608*
  4. raghav1990 – ₹37,795
  5. Pete012 – ₹27,354
  6. Raghavendra ‘Pokeriyaa’ Hada – ₹13,531
  7. Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik – ₹17,615

*denotes three-way deal

 

Sixth Sense 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 145

Re-entries – 98

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 47

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Sixth Sense commenced at 7:30 PM on PokerStars India. By the time the late registration period came to an end, the ₹2,200 entry buy-in tourney had logged in 243 contenders – suffering a shortfall of ₹14,000.

The tourney came to an end at 2:31 AM with mystery user ‘Adwait Pol’ emerging as the champion for ₹71,223. They struck a three-way deal with PokerStars India regulars ‘SirRampagealot’ (runner-up for ₹61,294) and [email protected] (3rd for ₹71,811).

Vishal ‘DeadGrinder1’ Madan finished 4th for ₹34,132.

Final Table Results

  1. Adwait Pol – ₹71,223*
  2. SirRampagealot – ₹61,294*
  3. [email protected] – ₹71,811*
  4. Vishal ‘DeadGrinder1’ Madan – ₹34,132
  5. arjit2892 – ₹24,595
  6. joy_pn1980 – ₹17,723
  7. Shabbir44 – ₹14,396

*denotes a three-way deal

 

Grinder#9 Tuesday Monster Stack 3 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 96

Re-entries – 40

Prize Pool – ₹3,00,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerBaazi`s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Grinder#9 Tuesday MonsterStack rounded up 136 entries, falling ₹28,000 short of its advertised guarantee.

The mystery user ‘april22g’ championed the tourney to win ₹80,400 even as site regular Taliwagang ‘Meverick’ Jamir finished runner-up for ₹56,310.

Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla (3rd for ₹36,210), TLB crusher Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (4th for ₹26,820), Divij ‘divij24’ Soni (6th for ₹16,080), and Deep ‘ChristopherCoke’ Patel (8th for ₹10,710) posted FT scores.

 

Hexagram 3 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 92

Re-entries –56

Prize Pool – ₹3,00,000

Places Paid – 15

Adda52’s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Hexagram fell two entries short on the break-even quorum after registering 148 challengers, and the top 15 places landed in the money zone.

Raghav ‘Raghavv’ Siddalinga walked away with the title and ₹62,750 in prize money following a three-way deal with ‘the_brave’ (runner-up for ₹58,253) and ‘vibhuiit17’ (3rd for ₹58,247).

Siddharth ‘gabandheer’ Pandey finished 6th for ₹13,500.

 

Battlefield Tuesday 1 Lakh GTD PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 59

Re-buys – 31

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerDangal’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Battlefield Tuesday drew 90 entries that resulted in an overlay of ₹10,000, and the top 15 places received payouts.

Deepak ‘Arav6007’ Sharma took down the event for ₹24,000, while ‘donald123’ came in second for ₹17,500.

 

Pocket Jacks 75K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 104

Re-entries – 34

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 21

The ₹75K GTD Pocket Jacks registered a shortfall of ₹6,000, and the top 21 places got paid.‘puffpuffpass’ took down the tourney for ₹16,500 after beating ‘BHAIJAAN07’ (runner-up for ₹12,000) in the heads-up play.

Karan ‘livefordie’ Gupta finished 4th for ₹6,750.

 

Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 74

Re-entries – 23

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 15

Yesterday’s ₹50K GTD Unravel on Pocket52 was taken down by Mayank ‘MasterDevil’ Shekhar, who defeated ‘HassiAces’ (runner-up for ₹8,500) heads-up to win ₹11,500.

Mayank Shekhar
Mayank Shekhar

 

The tourney logged in 97 players, falling ₹11,200 short of its listed guarantee.

Lionel ‘Liocity’ Mathayas (4th for ₹5,000), Raj ‘Mahakal123’ Mondal (5th for ₹4,000), and Chanti ‘Baahubali’ Nayak (6th for ₹3,000) FT-ed the tourney!

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 32

Re-entries – 22

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 6

Khelo365 regular ‘inderenggi’ took down the ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 for ₹8,000.

 

This report was updated at 3.30 PM on 21.10.2020.

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