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Daily Majors: Induprakash Mishra, Gopal Bajaj, Aayush Arya, Rishab Malik & Kunal Patni Shine in the Wednesday MTTs

Induprakash Mishra, Gopal Bajaj, Aayush Arya, Rishab Malik, Kunal Patni
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  • RUPAM THAKUR February 17, 2022
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It was a regular Wednesday for online MTT players, and an eclectic mix of regs bagged the top paydays.

BLITZPOKER user Induprakash Mishra took down the day`s biggest guaranteed event, Destiny, for a personal-best 4.91 Lakhs, picking up their third title this month. They chopped the title three-way with Chandan Arora (2nd for ₹3.54 Lakhs) and Gopal Bajaj (3rd for ₹3.23 Lakhs).

Gopal Bajaj won UVS #16 for ₹89,433, collectively banking ₹4.23 Lakhs.

Aayush Arya came out on top in Adda52s Maverick, pocketing a career-best 3.90 Lakhs. Rajat Kumar stood second for 2.21 Lakhs.

Rishab Malik won PokerBaazis The Pride for 2.57 Lakhs, with Vishnu Khandelwal placing runner-up for 1.80 Lakhs.

Kunal Patni was the last player standing in PokerBaazis (7-Max) SPRINT and added 1.27 Lakhs in prize money after beating Nitin Arora (2nd for 88,860) heads-up.

Young Gun Anmol Mehta shipped PokerStars India’s Night on Stars for ₹1.01 Lakhs, booking his third title victory on the site this month.

Ashutosh Kumar, Dwiti Rahule, Ashish Pareek, Aayush Arya, Ashit Sharma, Dhaval Doshi, Rajneesh Thakur, Areyann Gurbaxani, Sumit Pal, Pranay Thawait, and Piyush Nanda were the day’s other prominent title winners.

Here are the Wednesday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s 22 Lakhs GTD Destiny logged in a 441-entry field, collecting a 22.05 prize pool. After seven hours and 25 minutes of non-stop gameplay, BLITZPOKER user Induprakash ‘LARA LARA‘ Mishra walked away with the title and a personal-best 4.91 Lakhs. He struck a three-way deal with Chandan ‘Flow Like Water’ Arora (2nd for ₹3.54 Lakhs) and Gopal ‘TheRealG’ Bajaj (3rd for ₹3.23 Lakhs).

Induprakash Mishra
Induprakash Mishra


Induprakash Mishra has become the eighth player to book a seat in the Destiny 22.0 SnG Finale set for February 27 (9 PM). His Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹13.81 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹6.71 Lakhs | Titles Won in February: #3

The Destiny runner-up Chandan Arora FT-ed two events yesterday, collectively adding 4.06 Lakhs.

His FT finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Pokers Destiny for 3.54 Lakhs

> 6th in PokerBaazis The Pride for 51,477

Chandan Arora’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.27 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.58 Crores

Runner-up Chandan Arora
Runner-up Chandan Arora


Gopal Bajaj was another Wednesday trailblazer who FT-ed three events for ₹4.23 Lakhs in total winnings. His ITM finishes include:

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj


> 3rd in Spartan Pokers Destiny for ₹3.23 Lakhs

> 1st in Spartan Pokers UVS #16 for ₹89,433

> 3rd in PokerStars Indias Big Bubble Rush for ₹10,409

Gopal Bajajs online stats (excluding PokerBaazi & Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.41 Crore | Lifetime Profits: ₹37.22 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7

The second Spartan Poker marquee, 5.50 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes, logged in 342 entries, falling 37,000 short of its listed guarantee. The IPPA streamer Ashutosh ‘trailblazera’ Kumar was the last player standing and won 1.06 Lakhs after eliminating ‘nivayo’ (2nd for 88,624) heads-up.

Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj kept his scorecard ticking with five FT finishes, filling in ₹1.08 Lakhs to his Wednesday tally.

Shrey Baj
Shrey Baj


His ITM finishes include:

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Wednesday Vibes for ₹44,770

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s UVS #18 – Monster Stack for ₹31,626

> 9th in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹25,680

> 20th in Spartan Poker’s UVS #15 – Deepstack for ₹3,420

> 44th in Spartan Poker’s UVS#16 for ₹2,850

Shrey Baj’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹81.55 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.70 Lakhs

Running alongside the Wednesday majors was a full schedule of Day 3 events of the Ultimate Value Series (UVS). A total of seven UVS-branded events ran the course, including Day 1C of the ₹40 Lakhs GTD UVS – Everest.

Day 1C of the ₹550 buy-in event drew 189 entries, expanding the field size to 587 entries after three starting flights. Last night`s Ultrasonic champion Areyann ‘VerbalDiarrhea’ Gurbaxani (203,076), Kiran ‘KingAA’ Kumar (147,666), ‘No Home Jerome’ (113,013), Simon ‘BustedFlush’ Mint (112,428), and Ravinder ‘DRUMLORD88’ Singh (111,196) headlined the 23 survivors.

Areyann Gurbaxani
Areyann Gurbaxani


The Destiny third-place finisher Gopal ‘TheRealG’ Bajaj (Won UVS#16 ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹89,433), ‘iamsifar’ (Won UVS#15 – Deepstack ₹2.85 Lakhs GTD for ₹63,128), Ashish ‘X–factor’ Pareek (Won UVS#18 – Monster Stack ₹2.65 Lakhs GTD for ₹59,211), ‘Dr House’ (Won UVS#17 ₹1.65 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,964), ‘kartik90’ (Won UVS#14 ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD for ₹25,197), and ‘coronapoker’ (Won UVS#13 ₹60K GTD for ₹17,639) won the other UVS titles.



The EndBoss 2020 finalist Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik traversed the 332-entry field in PokerBaazi`s Wednesday headliner, 10 Lakhs GTD The Pride, collecting the lion`s share of the 11.62 Lakhs prize pool worth 2.57 Lakhs. Malik even tried reaching his heads-up opponent Vishnu Khandelwal through social media as the latter was getting blinded out in the heads-up match. Khandelwal pocketed a decent 1.80 Lakhs in second place despite the technical disruptions. The 3,850 buy-in event paid out 36 places.

Rishab Malik
Rishab Malik


Rishab Malik’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.68 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.31 Crore | Titles Won in 2022: #4

The 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT saw the banker-turned-MTT-pro Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni racing past the 403-entry field, banking 1.27 Lakhs. Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora placed runner-up for 88,860. The 1,650 buy-in event collected a 6.04 Lakhs prize pool and paid out 45 places.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni


Kunal Patni made another deep run in PokerStars India’s Night on Stars (19th for 7,933). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 6.99 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.33 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #3

‘stonedurrr’ (Won Daily Boost 2.50 Lakhs GTD for 72,450), Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya (Hyper SPRINT 2 Lakhs GTD for 49,740), ‘heisenberg07’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 47,060), ‘bagdadi345’ (Won Holdem BOOST 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 40,790), ‘mando’ (Won SPRINT 1 AM 1 Lakh GTD for 32,800), and Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (Won PLO Boost 1 Lakh GTD for 23,420) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.


PokerStars India

Young Gun Anmol ‘Kaanchacheena’ Mehta championed PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars for ₹1.01 Lakhs, while ‘guns4655’ finished runner-up for ₹77,611. The ₹2,750 buy-in event brought in 163 hopefuls, overlaying ₹92,500. The top 20 places were paid.

Anmol Mehta
Anmol Mehta


Last night`s win was Anmol Mehta’s fourth title victory of the year and his second-time shipping the Night on Stars. He also placed sixth in Adda52’s La Luna, making away with ₹1.18 Lakhs overall. The Wednesday run pushed him across the ₹5 Crore milestone in online winnings.

Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma fired two bullets in the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush before taking down the event for ₹34,353 (includes ₹19,055 in bounties). ‘harsha@patil’ came second for ₹19,291 (includes ₹3,992 in bounties). The ₹1,100 buy-in event brought together 140 participants, overlaying ₹10,000.

Ashit Sharma
Ashit Sharma


Ashit Sharma made away with ₹47,703 in total winnings on the back of three ITM finishes, which include:

> 1st PokerStars India’s Big Bubble Rush for ₹34,353

> 20th in Adda52’s Maverick for ₹10,500

> 45th in Spartan Poker’s UVS #16 for ₹2,850

Ashit Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.29 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹76.30 Lakhs

Areyann ‘paisenikalbc’ Gurbaxani (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,609), ‘tight_sam888’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹14,678), Pranay ‘pranay1245’ Thawait (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹11,948), and ‘AA660819’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,862) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.



Adda52’s 15 Lakhs GTD Maverick had 511 runners in the fray, and the sub-par turnout resulted in a hefty 2.23 Lakhs overlay shortfall. The 8 PM event went on until 3.45 AM, with Aayush ‘Aayusharya’ Arya coming out on top to collect a career-best 3.90 Lakhs. Rajat ‘rajatnaraKumar finished runner-up for 2.21 Lakhs. The ₹3,850 buy-in event paid out 55 places.

Aayush Arya
Aayush Arya

Aayush Arya cashed another two events, netting over 3.96 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 95.55 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 33.17 Lakhs |Titles Won in 2022: #3

The former Game Changer sixth-place finisher Dwiti ‘dstar’ Rahule championed the 4 Lakhs GTD La Luna for 91,593. She outlasted a 224-entry field, eventually striking a heads-up deal with ‘Ammi20‘ (2nd for 82,207). The 1,800 buy-in event filled in 32,640 in overlays and the top 24 places were paid.

With last night`s victory, Rahule has touched 99.44 Lakhs in recorded winnings and is sitting on the edge of making her way into the 1 Crore club.

Dhaval ‘faizal1506Doshi (Won Nighttide DST Adda 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 30,301), Sumit ‘sumitpal009’ Pal (Won Sundown Adda for 13,362), Piyush ‘NoName30’ Nanda (Won Bounty Adda for 11,253), and ‘aishni12‘ (Won Evening Adda 50K GTD for 10,019) won the other Adda52 marquees.


MPL Poker

MPL Poker user Shiv overcame a 192-entry field in the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Bonanza to win ₹48,000.



The user Ganesh23 defeated Warriorking heads-up to win Khelo365s ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack for ₹9,250. The latter collected ₹6,250 in second place.


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