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Daily Majors: Grover Champions the FTS Kick-Off; Wadhawan, Munot, Singhvi & Sharma Bank Conquer the Other Wednesday Flagships

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  • Namita Ghosh November 19, 2020
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Wednesday night was choc-a-bloc with intense action as IPC`s Final Table Series on Spartan Poker and the WPT India Online series on Adda52 kept the MTT crowd busy. Here’s a complete recap of the day’s headline tournament action.


Spartan Poker

IPC’s first-ever Final Table Series (FTS) was headlined by four major tournaments. The ₹40 Lakhs GTD FTS #2 Kick-Off that had garnered 797 entries on Tuesday resumed its FT play at 6 PM. The Endeavour champion, Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeRGrover, was in the driver’s seat when the FT began with a massive stack of 4,066,354, and he rode the advantage all the way to the finish line. He eventually came up against Raghav ‘Mr. Bean’ Ananth in the heads-up play. Ananth, who had started the FT third in stacks, laddered up one place, conceding the title and the top prize of ₹7.67 Lakhs to Grover.

The Delhi-based pro, Grover, is currently ranked #2 on the annual online charts and boasts over ₹3.55 Crores in winnings this year. With lifetime winnings worth ₹5.96 Crores, he is raring to enter the 6 Crore-Club!”

Arsh Grover


Ananth pocketed a cool ₹4.81 Lakhs for finishing runner-up. Srijan ‘TheDawnFacereBatra (3rd for ₹3.41 Lakhs), Sreeharsha ‘yUDdamBoneni (4th for ₹2.68 Lakhs), Sagar ‘Strangeplay’ Choudhury (5th for ₹2.07 Lakhs), Madan ‘madsysman’ Kumar (6th for ₹1.65 Lakhs), Harsh ‘Killingmachine’ Bhasin (7th for ₹1.19 Lakhs) and Chetain ‘C.J.’ Jain (8th for ₹85,600) also posted FT scores.

Sagar Choudhury secured a second FT finish in the ₹17 Lakhs GTD WPT Deepstack on Adda52, placing sixth for ₹81,104.

Wednesday also marked the start of the 70 Lakhs GTD FTS #5 Monster Stack – the featured tourney on Day 2 of the series. The event logged in 649 entries to experience a significant 5.10 Lakhs overlay shortfall. Like the FTS#2 Kick-Off, FTS #5 Monster Stack also halted play once the FT was formed with Abhishek ‘PoeticInjustice’ Gubba (4,413,848) bagging the overnight chip lead.

Abhishek Gubba


sai4456’ (4,115,691) is hot on Gubba’s heels, with Vatsal ‘VATTY’ Srivastava (2,184,455) Parth ‘PufferFish’ Aggarwal (2,137,550) and Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (2,038,227) rounding out the top-5 stacks on the FT. The live-streamed FT commences at 6 PM today.

Boasting the second-biggest guarantee on the FTS Wednesday schedule, the ₹3,300 entry buy-in ₹20 Lakhs GTD FTS #6 had a profitable run as 685 entries generated a prize pool worth ₹24.97 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan rose to the podium and added ₹4.65 Lakhs to his winnings after running past Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora (runner-up for ₹2.92 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

Ankit Wadhawan


Ashutosh ‘trailblazera’ Kumar was another winner who won the FTS champion`s medallion and 1.37 Lakhs after coming out on top of 713 entries in the 5 Lakhs GTD FTS #4.

Ashutosh Kumar
Ashutosh Kumar



PokerStars India

PokerStars India hosted its Wednesday special ₹1,750 entry buy-in ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars that began at 7.30 PM yesterday. The primetime tourney registered 264 entries (147 unique and 117 re-entries), overlaying ₹79,976.

The #1 ranked player of the year for the last seven months, Young Gun Gaurav ‘3BetPanda’ Sood, ran past the competition to add another title to his name. Sood pocketed ₹95,585 after defeating ‘ijaydc’ (2nd for ₹70,499) in the heads-up play.

Sood happens to be the only player on the annual leaderboard sitting with over ₹4 Crores in recorded winnings and boasts a gargantuan ₹6.19 Crores in lifetime earnings.

Along with Sood, the 43 other ITM finishers accumulated TLB points towards the PokerStars India “Star of the Month” – November leaderboard race.

Sood also made a strong start in the ₹50 Lakhs GTD The Value Bomb on PokerBaazi, bagging the second-largest stack among the 56 Day 1A qualifiers.

Gaurav Sood


The other ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourney running on the site, the ₹2,750 entry buy-in Big Bubble Rush, fared slightly better than the Night on Stars as a 175-entry field resulted in a ₹62,500 shortfall. Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar blazed his way to the top to pocket ₹1.22 Lakhs (₹54,011 in prize money and ₹68,047 bounties). One place behind him, Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi, finished runner-up for ₹50,722 (₹39,902 in prize money and ₹10,820 bounties).

Sanish Chhabra, who placed fourth in the event for ₹32,130, added another ₹29,530 from his eight-place finish in PokerBaazi’s The Pride.

The ₹1 Lakhs GTD Bigstack Turbo was championed by ‘ace2hunt,’ who navigated their way across 77 entries to win ₹25,157 and TLB points for the “Star of the Month” – November leaderboard race.



Two WPT Online India flagships ran starting flights yesterday. The series’ showstopper, the ₹2.5 Crore GTD WPT India Main Event, resumed action with Day 1C running course. Another 368 entries (282 unique and 86 re-entries) joined the action, and only 44 among them could secure stacks for Day 2. ‘ravikumaribs’ (417,700) leads the group and has outdone the Day 1B chip leader Mandar ‘HighCardJ’ Darade (383,586) to take the overall chip lead. Raag ‘fernz666’ Fernandes (300,518) and Guruprasad ‘Guruprasad_gupta’ Gupta (275,743) were the next two big stacks qualifying through Day 1C.

The WPT India Madness also ran Day 1C that garnered 283 entries (172 unique and 111 re-entries), to see 35 players eventually make the cut for Day 2. Abhishek ‘Bong’ Paul (389,037) leads the pack with ‘Badpandat (300,037) and ‘HULALA345’ (249,540) in hot pursuit.

Runner-up Abhishek Paul
Abhishek Paul


One of two WPT Trophy events on the day`s schedule was the ₹2,750 entry buy-in ₹20 Lakhs GTD WPT Wednesday Feature. Last week, the event had drawn 904 entries to collect a colossal ₹22.60 Lakhs prize pool. This time, it did even better with 958 signups (441 unique and 517 re-entries) collecting ₹23.95 Lakhs in the prize pool kitty. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot made his way past the reg-infested field and struck a three-way deal to emerge champion for ₹4.11 Lakhs. The 2019 WPT India Main Event champion had only on Sunday picked his second WPT trophy in the ₹30 Lakhs GTD WPT Mega Stack for ₹9.03 Lakhs.

If Munot has now won the bragging rights of being a third-time WPT champion, he also final-tabled PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride, where he placed sixth for ₹44,340. Overall, he sits with over ₹4.67 Crores in lifetime earnings – of which ₹1.77 Crores he has won this year.

Ashish Munot


Pankaj ‘Pok3rking’ Nanda (runner-up for ₹3.80 Lakhs) and Munot’s teammate at PokerGuru Staking, Laksh ‘boomtilt23’ Pal Singh (3rd for ₹3.24 Lakhs) were the other two beneficiaries of the deal.

Laksh Pal Singh also placed fifth in the ₹6 Lakhs GTD WPT Moonlight for ₹32,400.

The second WPT trophy event of the day, the 7,500 entry buy-in 17 Lakhs GTD WPT Deepstack crowned a winner in Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi, who juggernaut his way through the guarantee-smashing 296-entry field to win 4.15 Lakhs. Singhvi struck a heads-up deal with Manika ‘manku1’ Gupta, the latter conceding to a runner-up finish for 4.12 Lakhs.

Siddarth Singhvi


This is the second WPT title for Singhvi, who had won the WPT India Goa 20K Megastack Turbo title in 2018 for ₹5.71 Lakhs. Singhvi has ₹4.45 Crores in online winnings, of which ₹2.28 Crores was added through 2020.

Seasoned reg Vinod Megalmani placed eighth in the event for 50,690 while also posting a fourth-place finish in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride for 73,870.

The₹6 Lakhs GTD WPT Moonlight fell ₹14,520 short of its posted guarantee after registering 357 entries. The mystery player ‘girish_iimc’ ran up the victory lane to pad their bankroll for ₹1.50 Lakhs. Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar finished runner-up for ₹90,900.

Site regular Arjun ‘Beatthefish66’ Arora won another WPT Online title last night. Arora may have missed out on a lifetime of WPT fame after his second-place finish in the 2018 WPT India Main Event. Still, he seems committed to set the record straight at the ongoing series. He is on a heater of a lifetime at the moment, having won at least seven WPT Online titles already.

Arjun Arora


Some of his WPT wins include:

  • Won the 1.7 Lakhs GTD WPT Hustle for 44,851 on November 17
  • Won the 1.7 Lakhs GTD WPT Hustle for 44,200 on November 16
  • Won 1.5 Lakhs GTD WPT Novemberfest for 47,699 on November 16
  • Won the 1.5 Lakhs GTD WPT Novemberfest for 53,026 on November 13
  • Won 2 Lakhs GTD WPT Alpha for 60,840 on November 10
  • Won 1 Lakhs GTD WPT Battlefield for 31,1117 on November 8
  • Won 1 Lakhs GTD WPT Battlefield for 39,750 on November 5


Last night, Arora converted his deep run in the 5 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic on Wednesday to another title victory, adding 1.04 Lakhs to his bankroll.



PokerBaazi’s 50 Lakhs GTD The Value Bomb is back for a second edition and ran the first of its four starting flights on Wednesday. Day 1A gathered 515 entries (402 unique and 113 re-entries), and only 56 could survive the day’s onslaught. Leading the whittled down group of qualifiers was Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (464,000).

Sanat Mehrotra


Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (379,000) and ‘BillyWalsh’ (364,000) round out the top three stacks from the flight. PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (305,000) also bagged an above-average stack.

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride made another of its scheduled runs last night, and with 286 hopefuls (171 unique and 115 re-entries) ponying up the ₹3,850 entry buy-in, the ₹10.01 Lakhs collection was just enough to break even on the posted guarantee. Seasoned pro and last week’s The Pride runner-up Rajat ‘LungFakeer’ Sharma snagged the title and ₹2.21 Lakhs, eliminating the former Millionaire Lite champion Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹1.55 Lakhs) in second-place.

Sharma’s online scorecard has touched ₹5.76 Crores after the win.

Rajat Sharma


Vinod ‘figureitout’ Megalmani (4th for ₹73,870) also ran deep in The Pride, while PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot posting his second FT finish of the night, took sixth place for ₹44,340.

The other notable Wednesday winners were –

PlayerPrize MoneyEventsPoker Site
Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja₹70,380Wednesday MegaStack ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
₹55,556Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.45 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Ravi 'Rvjn91' Jain
₹40,771Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
JC1870₹34,670Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
ladda₹32,190Grinders#18 ₹1.25 Lakhs PLO5 GTDPokerBaazi
₹31,243Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
swAAmi₹30,000Grinders#17 PLO BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Pokerbaazdeev₹20,250Wednesday PLO ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
YSoSerious₹16,695Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTDPocket52
Ritam ‘RitamB’ Bhattacharya₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
Ricardo₹10,7506 Feet Under ₹25K GTD PLO DeepstackKhelo365
kumaraniket₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD NLHEKhelo365


WPT India Main Event 2.5 Crore GTD Day 1C – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 282

Re-entries – 86

Survivors – 44

The biggest draw at the series, the whopping ₹2.5 Crore GTD Main Event, played out its third starting flight last night, with 368 entries (including 282 unique entries and 86 re-entries) signing up to play.

After a little four hours of play, only 44 players advanced through to Day 2. Bagging the chip lead was a mystery player ‘ravikumaribs’ (417,700), with MTT regs Raag ‘fernz666’ Fernandes (300,518) and Guruprasad ‘Guruprasad_gupta’ Gupta (275,743) rounding out the top three stacks on Day 1C.

The other top stacks belonged to Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood (235,062), Anant ‘antypanty’ Chaudhary (227,010), PokerGuru Ambassador Madhav ‘madzoopa’ Gupta (224,220), Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria (192,641), Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (178,012), and Mohit ‘tinda2706’ Mittal (176,604).

2nd in Chips Raag Fernandes
2nd in Chips Raag Fernandes


Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1C

  1. ravikumaribs – 417,700
  2. Raag ‘fernz666’ Fernandes – 300,518
  3. Guruprasad ‘Guruprasad_gupta’ Gupta – 275,743
  4. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – 235,062
  5. Anant ‘antypanty’ Chaudhary – 227,010
  6. Madhav ‘madzoopa’ Gupta – 224,220
  7. Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria – 192,641
  8. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – 178,012
  9. Mohit ‘tinda2706’ Mittal – 176,604
  10. Nairrrr09 – 163,340


The Value Bomb 50 Lakhs GTD – Day 1A – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 402

Re-entries – 113

Survivors – 56

PokerBaazi is back with the second edition of its ₹50 Lakhs GTD The Value Bomb, setting up the virtual felts for an explosive weekend. Out of its four starting flights, Day 1A ran the course yesterday. The flight registered 515 entries (402 unique players and 113 re-entries), and only 56 runners made it through to Day 2.

Prominent MTT pro Sanat mehro2511’ Mehrotra emerged as the end-of-day chip leader with a stack of 464,000. The #1 ranked player in the country, Gaurav gaug17’ Sood (379,000), and ‘BillyWalsh’ (364,000) rounded out the top three stacks of the day.

The other top stacks belonged to PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik TheInternetKid’ Ved (305,000), Pritam pritamrockon’ Dhokane (275,000), and Young Gun Devang laila’ Yadav (270,000).

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – 464,000
  2. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – 379,000
  3. BillyWalsh – 364,000
  4. daddyaddy – 347,000
  5. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – 305,000
  6. Pritam ‘pritamrockon’ Dhokane – 275,000
  7. Devang ‘laila’ Yadav – 270,000
  8. shashank171992 – 269,000
  9. Padaydai9 – 238,000
  10. Acesfull0107 – 224,000


FTS#2 Kick-Off 40 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 397

Re-entries – 146

Re-buys – 254

Prize Pool – ₹40,00,000

Places Paid – 79

The first of the six featured events at the Final Table Series to be live-streamed, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD FTS#2 Kick-Off, played down to a winner on Wednesday.

The event started on November 17 and played down until the eight-handed final table was formed. Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover was chip leading the FT qualifiers with a stack of 4,066,354. Riding his chip lead to the end, Grover championed the FTS Kick-Off for a whopping ₹7.67 Lakhs last night.

Ranked #2 on the annual leaderboard for the last 12 weeks, Grover has amassed ₹5.96 Crores in lifetime online earnings, of which ₹3.48 Crores has won in 2020 alone. He is now about ₹4 Lakhs away from storming his way into the 6 Crore-Club!”

Raghav ‘Mr. Bean’ Ananth had entered the final table with the third largest stack of 2,704,836, and he eventually finished runner-up for ₹4.81 Lakhs.

Srijan ‘TheDawnFacere’ Batra (3rd for ₹3.41 Lakhs), Sreeharsha ‘yUDdam’ Boneni (4th for ₹2.68 Lakhs), Sagar ‘Strangeplay’ Choudhury (5th for ₹2.07 Lakhs), Madan ‘madsysman’ Kumar (6th for ₹1.65 Lakhs), Harsh ‘Killingmachine’ Bhasin (7th for ₹1.19 Lakhs) and Chetan ‘C.J.’ Jain (8th for ₹85,600), also final tabled the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – ₹7,67,600
  2. Raghav ‘Mr. Bean’ Ananth – ₹4,81,600
  3. Srijan ‘TheDawnFacere’ Batra – ₹3,41,101
  4. Sreeharsha ‘yUDdam’ Boneni – ₹2,68,800
  5. Sagar ‘Strangeplay’ Choudhury – ₹2,07,101
  6. Madan ‘madsysman’ Kumar – ₹1,65,600
  7. Harsh ‘Killingmachine’ Bhasin – ₹1,19,901
  8. Chetan ‘C.J.’ Jain – ₹85,600


FTS#6 20 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 397

Re-entries – 139

Re-buys – 273

Prize Pool – ₹24,27,000

Places Paid – 79

The ₹20 Lakhs GTD FTS#6 was one of the marquee tourneys to play out on Spartan Poker yesterday. Registering 809 participants, the ₹3,300 entry buy-in event posted a guarantee-smashing ₹24.27 Lakhs prize pool.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan raced past the competition to add an FTS champion`s medallion to his collection and ₹4.65 Lakhs, taking his overall online winnings to ₹3.99 Crores. He is less than a Lakh shy of crossing the ₹4 Crore-mark.

Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora placed second for ₹2.92 Lakhs.

A reg-infested final table saw the likes of Young Gun Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta (3rd for ₹2.09 Lakhs), Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (4th for ₹1.66 Lakhs), Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer (5th for ₹1.27 Lakhs) and Young Gun Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia (6th for ₹1 Lakh) secure FT finishes.

Runner-up Sanket Arora
Runner-up Sanket Arora


Final Table Results

  1. Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan – ₹4,65,741
  2. Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora – ₹2,92,211
  3. Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta – ₹2,09,207
  4. Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC – ₹1,66,094
  5. Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer – ₹1,27,903
  6. Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia – ₹1,00,478
  7. CM.PUNK2412 – ₹74,994
  8. ephemeral – ₹51,937


WPT Wednesday Feature 20 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 441

Re-entries – 517

Prize Pool – ₹23,95,020

Places Paid – 103

Last night, the flagship WPTOI tourney, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD WPT Wednesday Feature, crushed its posted guarantee by 3.95 Lakhs after gathering a vast player pool of 958 entries, each dishing out the ₹2,750 to enter. The event ran for precisely 8 hours and 40 minutes, and the top 103 places walked past the money line.

Capturing the title was PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot, who added ₹4.11 Lakhs to his ever-growing bankroll following a three-way deal with Pankaj ‘Pok3rking’ Nanda (runner-up for ₹3.80 Lakhs) and fellow PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘boomtilt23’ Pal Singh (3rd for ₹3.24 Lakhs). The victory brought Munot his third WPT trophy – his second at the ongoing series.

Munot, whoalso boasts The Millionaire X5 title, crossed the ₹1.77 Crore-mark in annual earnings after the win, and his lifetime total stands at ₹4.67 Crores!

Other known players who posted FT scores included PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya (4th for ₹1.54 Lakhs), Saurabh ‘Charlizard’ Ramola (5th for ₹99,393), and Meherzad ‘sailaway’ Munsaf (8th for ₹45,505).

Runner-up Pankaj Nanda
Runner-up Pankaj Nanda


Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot – ₹4,11,336*
  2. Pankaj ‘Pok3rking’ Nanda – ₹3,80,802*
  3. Laksh ‘boomtilt23’ Pal Singh – ₹3,24,412*
  4. Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya – ₹1,54,957
  5. Saurabh ‘Charlizard’ Ramola – ₹99,393
  6. rohit00040004 – ₹69,455
  7. bt1977 – ₹57,480
  8. Meherzad ‘sailaway’ Munsaf – ₹45,505

*denotes three-way deal


WPT Deepstack 17 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 156

Re-entries – 140

Prize Pool – ₹20,27,600

Places Paid – 30

Adda52’s ₹17 Lakhs GTD WPT Deepstack clocked in 296 participants who ponied up the ₹7,500 entry buy-in to generate a guarantee-smashing 20.27 Lakhs prize pool. The top 30 places got paid. The event commenced at 9:30 PM and culminated after more than eight hours of non-stop action.

The winner emerged in the former The Millionaire Legends runner-up Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi, who padded his bankroll by ₹4.15 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with Manika ‘manku1’ Gupta (runner-up for ₹4.12 Lakhs).

Singhvi is no stranger to the WPT felts. In 2018, he won his first WPT title after shipping the WPT India Goa ₹20K Megastack Turbo title for ₹5.71 Lakhs. With this score, Singhvi has crossed ₹4.45 Crores in recorded online cashes, while his scorecard for 2020 has crossed ₹2.28 Crores!

The FT was replete with notables like the 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin ‘kornkif’ Labroo (3rd for ₹2.33 Lakhs), Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia (5th for ₹1.16 Lakhs), Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury (6th for ₹81,104), and Vinod ‘iliketobluff’ Megalmani (8th for ₹50,690).

Final Table Results

  1. Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi – ₹4,15,456*
  2. Manika ‘manku1’ Gupta – ₹4,12,819*
  3. Rubin ‘kornkif’ Labroo – ₹2,33,174
  4. Powershell – ₹172,346
  5. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – ₹116,587
  6. Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury – ₹81,104
  7. acceleration – ₹60,828
  8. Vinod ‘iliketobluff’ Megalmani – ₹50,690

*denotes heads-up deal


WPT India Madness 15 Lakhs GTD – Day 1C – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 172

Re-entries – 111

Survivors – 35

The ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT India Madness played out its third opening flight on Wednesday, recording 283 challengers who bought-in for ₹550 each.

Only 35 players survived the day`s play, with Abhishek ‘Bong’ Paul (389,037) leading the way. Rounding out the top three stacks were ‘Badpandat’ (300,037) and ‘HULALA345’ (249,540).

Other known players who bagged top stacks included Madhab ‘madhabpal2015’ Pal (240,105), Chirag ‘cs56’ Sodha (237,191), and Abhishek ‘abhiom’ Chhajer (141,107).

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1C

  1. Abhishek ‘Bong’ Paul – 389,037
  2. Badpandat – 300,037
  3. HULALA345 – 249,540
  4. Madhab ‘madhabpal2015’ Pal – 240,105
  5. Chirag ‘cs56’ Sodha – 237,191
  6. vishalnuts – 184,409
  7. bytheway789 – 182,459
  8. sbaheti83 – 152,293
  9. lavania0108 – 149,195
  10. Abhishek ‘abhiom’ Chhajer – 141,107


The Pride 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 171

Re-entries – 115

Prize Pool – ₹10,01,000

Places Paid – 36

Running alongside Day 1A of The Value Bomb was PokerBaazi`s Wednesday fixture, The Pride. The tournament just about breached the posted ₹10 Lakhs guarantee after registering 286 runners.

Seasoned pro Rajat ‘LungFakeer’ Sharma outlasted the competition to win the title and ₹2.21 Lakhs. He had finished runner-up in this very tourney last week.

Sharma’s heads-up opponent was none other than online regular Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar, who netted ₹1.55 Lakhs for finishing runner-up.

The final table was a star-studded one comprising Vinod ‘figureitout’ Megalmani (4th for ₹73,870), PokerGuru Ambassador and Sunday’s WPT Mega Stack ₹30 Lakhs GTD champion Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot (6th for ₹44,340), last night’s MegaStack ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD winner Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja (7th for ₹36,840), and Tuesday’s Uppercut Mini champion Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra (8th for ₹29,530).

Runner-up Dhinesh Kumar
Runner-up Dhinesh Kumar


Final Table Results

  1. Rajat ‘LungFakeer’ Sharma – ₹2,21,000
  2. Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar – ₹1,55,000
  3. axkr3 – ₹99,800
  4. Vinod ‘figureitout’ Megalmani – ₹73,870
  5. mandiya31 – ₹55,460
  6. Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot – ₹44,340
  7. Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja – ₹36,840
  8. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – ₹29,530


WPT Moonlight 6 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 202

Re-entries – 155

Prize Pool – ₹6,00,000

Places Paid – 38

The ₹6 Lakhs GTD WPT Moonlight brought together 357 challengers that led to a slight ₹14,520 overlay deficit.

Topping them all was ‘girish_iimc,’ who prevailed over Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹90,900) in the heads-up play to win their first-ever WPT Online title and ₹1.50 Lakhs in prize money.

Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari (4th for ₹48,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘boomtilt23’ Pal Singh (5th for ₹32,400), and Piyush ‘NoName30’ Nanda (7th for ₹18,000) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. girish_iimc – ₹1,50,000
  2. Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar – ₹90,900
  3. pranav40973 – ₹66,000
  4. Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari – ₹48,000
  5. Laksh ‘boomtilt23’ Pal Singh – ₹32,400
  6. gladiator86 – ₹22,500
  7. Piyush ‘NoName30’ Nanda – ₹18,000
  8. destroyer – ₹15,000


FTS#4 5 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 331

Re-entries – 89

Re-buys – 293

Prize Pool – ₹7,13,000

Places Paid – 63

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD FTS#4 pulled in 713 entries – collecting a guarantee-surpassing ₹7.13 Lakhs prize pool.

A little over seven hours of play later, Ashutosh ‘trailblazera’ Kumar emerged as the victor and collected a winner’s payday worth ₹1.37 Lakhs, just as Avinit ‘pushnpray17’ Bagri came in second for ₹86,986.

Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar (3rd for ₹62,388), Suhas ‘Skullkiker’ N Yadav (5th for ₹38,858), Uttam ‘chinunew’ Kumar Sinha (6th for ₹30,445), Ravi ‘Rvjn91’ Jain (7th for ₹22,887) and Rainik ‘dvaio’ Swarup Das (8th for ₹16,256) also earned final table payouts.

Runner-up Avinit Bagri
Runner-up Avinit Bagri


Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Ashutosh ‘trailblazera’ Kumar – ₹1,37,965
  2. Avinit ‘pushnpray17’ Bagri – ₹86,986
  3. Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar – ₹62,388
  4. huskar123 – ₹49,554
  5. Suhas ‘Skullkiker’ N Yadav – ₹38,858
  6. Uttam ‘chinunew’ Kumar Sinha – ₹30,445
  7. Ravi ‘Rvjn91’ Jain – ₹22,887
  8. Rainik ‘dvaio’ Swarup Das – ₹16,256


Big Bubble Rush 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 82

Re-entries – 93

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,81,250

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,18,750

Places Paid – 29

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush on PokerStars India brought together 175 entries to experience an overlay of ₹62,500.

This week’s Sunday Special Progressive KO winner, Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar, championed the event for ₹1.22 Lakhs (₹54,011 in prize money and ₹68,047 in bounties).

Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi finished runner-up for ₹50,722 (₹39,902 in prize money and ₹10,820 in bounties).

PokerStars India regular`s Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia (3rd for ₹37,916), Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra (4th for ₹32,130), Himanshu ‘[email protected]’ Kataria (6th for ₹19,777) and Pranay ‘pranay1245’ Thwait (7th for ₹20,069) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar – ₹1,22,057
  2. Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi – ₹50,722
  3. Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia – ₹37,916
  4. Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra – ₹32,130
  5. PokerLegend508 – ₹22,808
  6. Himanshu ‘[email protected]’ Kataria – ₹19,777
  7. Pranay ‘pranay1245’ Thwait – ₹20,069


WPT Classic 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,500

Entries – 193

Re-entries – 140

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 34

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic attracted a 333 player-field (193 unique and 140 re-entries) to register an overlay of ₹45,455.

Adda52 regular Arjun Beatthefish66’ Arora took down the title for ₹1.04 Lakhs after besting ‘Tricker2020’ (runner-up for ₹96,649) in heads-up play.

Arora, who had placed runner-up in the 2018 WPT India Main Event, has been on a rampage at the WPTOI series. He has won at least seven WPT Online titles already.

The top 34 places earned payouts, and this included Kunal ‘cvc’ Sharma (4th for ₹41,750) and Mihir ‘gameofdeath’ Thakkar (6th for ₹18,750).

Final Table Results

  1. Arjun ‘Beatthefish66’ Arora₹1,04,101
  2. Tricker2020 – ₹96,649
  3. clinton_fern – ₹55,000
  4. Kunal ‘cvc’ Sharma – ₹41,750
  5. pizzakhanahai – ₹28,750
  6. Mihir ‘gameofdeath’ Thakkar – ₹18,750
  7. royalchennaifish – ₹15,000
  8. gauravgoru – ₹12,500


Night on Stars 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,750

Entries – 147

Re-entries – 117

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 44

Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood does not let-up. The talented poker pro has been dominating the yearly rankings for 27 consecutive weeks and is now sitting atop ₹6.19 Crores in MTT cashes. He added another title to his ever-growing tally after taking down PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars for ₹95,585.

The event attracted 264 entrants, overlaying ₹79,976. The top 44 players received a piece of the prize pool.

Sood bested ‘ijaydc’ (runner-up for ₹70,499) en-route to claiming the title.

The other notable final table finishers included Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta (3rd for ₹51,997) and Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu (8th for ₹11,349).

Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood – ₹95,585
  2. ijaydc – ₹70,499
  3. Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta – ₹51,997
  4. getsetgo666 – ₹38,350
  5. aspiringPhoenix – ₹28,286
  6. realruny – ₹20,862
  7. lawofaces – ₹15,387
  8. Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu – ₹11,349
  9. chittu10 – ₹8,370


Wednesday PLO 1 Lakh GTD PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 94

Rebuys – 69

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 26

The ₹1 Lakh GTD Wednesday PLO was championed by ‘Pokerbaazdeev’ for a payday worth ₹20,250.

The tourney clocked in 163 runners, falling a marginal ₹2,200 short of its prize pool guarantee.


Bigstack Turbo 1 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 49

Re-entries – 28

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 13

One of the two PokerStars India tourneys that count towards adding TLB points to the ‘Star of the Month’ leaderboard, the ₹1 Lakhs GTD Bigstack Turbo, gathered 77 entries to register an overlay of ₹23,000.

The ‘turbo’ format meant that this would be a fast-paced event, and it took about three hours for the tournament to get over. Anonymous user ‘ace2hunt’ won the event for ₹25,157, just as Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla finished runner-up for ₹18,582.

Runner-up Anmolraj Singh Chawla
Runner-up Anmolraj Singh Chawla


The other notables who final tabled the event included the “Star of the Month” – October Shailesh ‘ArithemeticMean’ Patel (4th for ₹10,139), Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra (5th for ₹7,489), Week #2 leaderboard topper Akash ‘as5072828’ Sharma (7th for ₹4,086) and Pranay ‘pranay1245’ Thawait (8th for ₹3,018).


Pocket Jacks 75K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 107

Re-entries – 52

Prize Pool – ₹79,500

Places Paid – 24

Anonymous user ‘YSoSerious’ defeated ‘Yuvi10’ (runner-up for ₹12,322) heads-up to win Pocket52’s ₹75K GTD Pocket Jacks for ₹16,695.

With a turnout of 159 entries, the tourney overcame the posted guarantee to generate a ₹79,500 prize pool.

Tuesday’s Pocket Jacks winner Hriday ‘MARRII’ Mondal (4th for 6,360) and Abhishek ‘JAATBOY’ Malikm (5th for ₹4,770) FT-ed the tourney.


Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 79

Re-entries – 32

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 17

Last night’s ₹50K GTD Unravel on Pocket52 was championed by Ritam ‘RitamB’ Bhattacharya, who added ₹11,500 to his bankroll. Site regular ‘HassiAces’ finished runner-up for ₹8,250.

Ritam Bhattacharya
Ritam Bhattacharya


The event pulled in 111 entrants, falling ₹5,600 short of its advertised prize pool guarantee.

Abhishek ‘JAATBOY’ Malik finished fourth for ₹4,750.


6 Feet Under 25K GTD PLO Deepstack Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 20

Re-entries – 21

Prize Pool – ₹25,000

Places Paid – 5

Khelo365’s ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack drew 41 entries to leave an overlay of ₹4,500, and the top five places got paid.

‘Ricardo’ took down the tourney for ₹10,750.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD NLHE Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 40

Re-entries – 24

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

The ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 registered 64 entries, and ‘kumaraniket’ outlasted them all to win ₹7,200.


This report was updated at 5 PM on 19.11.2020

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