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October is one of the few months this year when tournament regs are getting a bit of a respite from grinding out a massive guaranteed series. Nevertheless, the weekly flagships have kept them busy, especially Spartan Poker’s Daily Poker Marathon – Champion’s Week and The Millionaire that commenced another edition last night.
Grabbing the Thursday headlines for the second consecutive time was none other than the first-ever IOPC- The Crown champion Harshit Sanghi, who went back-to-back by defending the title in Spartan Poker’s The Big Deal. He’d won this tournament for ₹7.55 Lakhs last week and lapped up an even better ₹10 Lakhs for repeating the feat. Mitesh Kumar Gupta placed runner-up for ₹5.80 Lakhs, posting his third big score of the week.
The Young Guns dominated most of the day`s other headline events. The most prominent of them was Sanat Mehrotra, who won Adda52`s Godfather for the third time last night for ₹6.20 Lakhs. Vinayak Bajaj was in the reckoning in both the Adda52 marquees and posted runner-up finishes in the Godfather and the Monster Turbo 5L, adding ₹5.04 Lakhs to his tally.
Yash Chitre came out on top in the second Spartan Poker marquee, Trending Thursday, to win ₹3.96 Lakhs. Vinay B placed runner-up for ₹2.63 Lakhs.
Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalani delivered a smashing performance in PokerBaazi’s The Summit and took down the event for the second time for ₹3.84 Lakhs. He added ₹4.22 Lakhs cumulatively across his Thursday night run. Md Zeeshan secured a runner-up finish worth ₹2.69 Lakhs.
Young Gun Sahil Chutani was the biggest winner on PokerStars India. The recent INCOOP Highroller KO champion took down the Highroller title for ₹2.52 Lakhs, while Harsh Dembla finished runner-up for ₹1.96 Lakhs.
Adda52’s Monster Turbo 5L was taken down by the first-ever Game Changer champion Prashanth Sekar for ₹1.35 Lakhs. He made away with ₹2.12 Lakhs last night.
Avid poker streamer Shobhit Bhargava scored a site-best ₹60,707 in PokerBaazi’s Hold’em Boost shortly after streaming a ₹10/₹25 cash game session on the site.
Kunal Yadav, Mohak Kapoor, and Rohan Soman bagged the other marquee titles!
Here are the Thursday highlights!
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The featured event at Spartan Poker’s Champions Week was the ₹30 Lakhs GTD The Big Deal. The ₹22,000 buy-in six-max event clocked in 184 entries (35 entries more than last week), generating a hefty ₹36.80 Lakhs prize pool. The first-ever IOPC – The Crown champion, Harshit ‘PokerinOlympics’ Sanghi took down the event for the second time in a row to walk away with the ₹10 Lakhs guaranteed up-top (the site filled a nominal ₹6,400 deficit). Wednesday`s Destiny runner-up finisher, Mitesh Kumar ‘mikefrbike’ Gupta, placed runner-up again, banking ₹5.79 Lakhs.
Harshit Sanghi`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹91 Lakhs
The ₹19 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday reigned in a guarantee-crushing 395-entry field, and 39 places got paid from the ₹19.75 Lakhs prize pool. Taking home the title was this week’s The Endeavour runner-up finisher Yash ‘BabyShark10’ Chitre, who won ₹3.95 Lakhs. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk came second for ₹2.63 Lakhs.
Another edition of The Millionaire (₹20 Lakhs GTD to 1st Place) took flight last night. The first of five scheduled flights registered 229 participants, and 31 made the cut for Day 2. Anand ‘OrangeZuce’ Babu Pallikona (233,131), Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma (200,824), Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar (156,360), ‘Imtiaz786’ (152,501), and Harshad ‘Omglukbox’ Barve (151,605) topped the day-end chip counts.
Pravin ‘iShowNutz’ Garle (Won Night Rider – DeepStack Turbo ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹39,573), Samay ‘Sweetheartpoker’ Singh Meena (Won Ultimate 4 Card PLO – ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,438), ‘X—factor’ (Won Epic – ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,220), and ‘singh1209’ (Won The Centurion – ₹1 Lakhs GTD for ₹19,743) shipped the other Spartan Poker marquees.
PokerBaazi`s The Summit wrangled in 212 entrants to collect a profitable ₹15.90 Lakhs prize pool. Sunday’s BSS SuperStack champion, Young Gun Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani, was the last player standing and won the Thursday flagship for the second time last night for ₹3.84 Lakhs. The recent The Big Show champion Md ‘007Bahubali’ Zeeshan finished runner-up for ₹2.69 Lakhs. He cashed another two events for ₹4.22 Lakhs in Thursday winnings.
Md. Zeeshan`s ITM finishes include:
> 1st in The Summit for ₹3.84 Lakhs
> 10th in the Godfather for ₹31,250
> 14th in the Monster Turbo for ₹6,650
Siddhanth Kripalani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.18 Crores
569Poker’s Shobhit ‘AlreadyTaken’ Bhargava shipped the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem Boost for ₹60,707. Ajay ‘Raakaa1’ Agrawal placed runner-up for ₹42,596. Bhargava was streaming a ₹10/₹25 cash game session on PokerBaazi when he registered for the event and ended up posting his best-recorded finish on the site.
Mohak ‘Titltin’ Kapoor (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,090), ‘mamaji111’ (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹50K GTD for ₹13,700) and ‘chiranjit1999’ (Won ₹50K GTD 5-Max Daily for ₹9,552) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.
Last month`s INCOOP Highroller KO Championship winner Young Gun Sahil ‘allezjuju’ Chutani toppled a 145-entry field in PokerStars India’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD Highroller to win the title for ₹2.52 Lakhs. This was his 14th title victory of the year and boosted his annual tally to ₹1.60 Crores. Tuesday’s The Race winner Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla (2nd for ₹1.96 Lakhs) and Shravan ‘lukBo$$13’ Chhabria (3rd for ₹1.52 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.
Sahil Chutani`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.45 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.69 Crores
The 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin ‘kornkid4’ Labroo FT-ed two events, lapping up ₹2.11 Lakhs overall.
His FT scores were:
> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹1.55 Lakhs
> 7th in PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹55,334
The WPT India Bounty Championship champion Rohan ‘RSmincer’ Soman beat out the competition in the ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Classic to win ₹43,837. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.28 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹18.32 Lakhs
Akhand ‘akhand188’ Shukla cashed four events, adding a cumulative ₹35,443.
His top finishes include:
> 3rd in PokerStars India’s The Classic for ₹25,967
> 6th in PokerStars India’s Ultrasonic for ₹7,767
‘SayyMyyName’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹27,508), ‘kidwithim’ (Won Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTD for ₹20,957), Jayaraj ‘ijaydc’ DC (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹17,012), Amit ‘Nitin&AMIT9999’ Ayare (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹15,744), and ‘subha549’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹13,024) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.
Adda52`s overlay woes continue with the site filling in almost ₹4 Lakhs to meet the ₹25 Lakhs guarantee in the Godfather. Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra benefitted the most from this added value as he took down the event for the third time last night (his second time this year) for a ₹6.20 Lakhs top prize. The IIT and IIM alumni also ran deep in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday (30th for ₹15,405), netting ₹6.35 Lakhs cumulatively.
Sanat Mehrotra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.50 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹2.34 Crores
Vinayak ‘bhai_on_mary_jane’ Bajaj posted runner-up finishes in both the Adda52 marquees, ending the day with ₹5.04 Lakh in total winnings.
His ITM finishes include:
> 2nd in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹3,75,000
> 2nd in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹1,12,176
> 20th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹17,172
The inaugural Game Changer champion Prashanth ‘ekthatalli’ Sekar outlasted the 257-entry field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo to win ₹1.35 Lakhs. Sekar placed sixth in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for another ₹76,956, netting ₹2.11 Lakhs overall.
Prashanth Sekar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.69 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹83 Lakhs
Kunal ‘Kunotaguero’ Yadav (Won Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹57,549), ‘Maddy000001’ (Won Nano Battleship ₹30K GTD for ₹9,772), ‘Bombaystar’ (Won Win The Button 330 ₹10K GTD for ₹6,727), and ‘pokernomad’ (Won Classic 200 ₹20K GTD for ₹5,800) were the other prominent winners on Adda52.
The other Thursday winners were:
|Player||Prize Amount||Event||Poker Site|
|Kunal 'Kunotaguero' Yadav||₹57,549||Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD|