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The Wednesday MTTs packed quite the punch with two inaugural stops – Spartan Poker‘s ‘Winter Celebration Series’ and Adda52‘s ‘Series of Legends’ steering the mid-week action!
Young Gun Kanchan Sharma shipped the biggest guaranteed event of the day, Spartan Poker`s WCS #62 Destiny for ₹6.62 Lakhs, winning the flagship title for the second time this year (third overall)!
Juli Kumari has been crushing the ‘Series of Legends’ flagships. Following through on her runner-up finish in Tuesday’s The Courageous Arjan, she went the distance in Adda52‘s Minissha Money Bag last night to collect ₹4.01 Lakhs. Nitesh Katiyar, who had placed sixth in The Courageous Arjan the day before, settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹2.28 Lakhs.
The former IOPC – The Millionaire Main Event champion Anurag Srivastava kept his December scorecard ticking as he took down PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹2.51 Lakhs. Srivastava has moved up to #5 in the December leaderboard rankings.
Vishal Ojha was the last player standing in Spartan Poker`s WCS #64 Wednesday Vibes and won ₹1.55 Lakhs.
Young Gun Karan Radia came out on top in Pokerstars India‘s Night on Stars to win ₹1.06 Lakhs, just as Ram Kakkar placed runner-up for ₹81,665.
Himanshu Aggarwal, Shashank Mehrotra, Chandan Arora, Rehmat Singh Walia, Aditya Parashar, Shivkesh Meena, Clinton Tavares, Mohit Kumar Singh, and Aryan Singh were the day’s other prominent winners.
Here are the Wednesday highlights!
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The featured event on Day 8 of Spartan Poker`s Winter Celebration Series (WCS), the ₹25 Lakhs GTD WCS #62 Destiny, was the biggest guaranteed event running across the top poker platforms. The 5,550 buy-in event logged in a 468-entry field, filling in ₹1.60 Lakhs in overlays. It took under eight hours of non-stop action for Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma to walk away with the title and the ₹6.62 Lakhs up-top.
Last night`s win happens to be Kanchan Sharma`s third time winning the Destiny title – her second time this year. Her online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.17 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.62 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.24 Crores
Tanmay ‘Tandroid’ Bhalerao posted top finishes in both the Spartan Poker WCS flagships yesterday, banking ₹4.92 Lakhs!
His ITM finishes include:
> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s WCS #62 Destiny for ₹4.12 Lakhs
> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s WCS #64 Wednesday Vibes for ₹75,270
> 20th in Spartan Poker’s WCS #61 for ₹4,131
Tanmay Bhalerao’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹8.48 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹2.30 Lakhs
The ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD WCS#64 Wednesday Vibes roped in a 386-player field, collecting ₹7.72 Lakhs in the prize pool. The former WPT Monster Turbo winner Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha took down the event for ₹1.55 Lakhs beating ‘PradhanLi’ (2nd for ₹1.03 Lakhs) in heads-up play.
Vishal Ojha‘s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹70.65 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹18.01 Lakhs
The user ‘setup’ topped a guarantee-crushing 396-entry field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD WCS #65 Monster Stack to win ₹1.02 Lakhs and chopped the title heads-up with ‘Zadian’ (2nd for ₹96,021).
Himanshu ‘venomaster’ Aggrawal (Won WCS #61 ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹57,954), ‘PsyDon’ (Won WCS #59 DST ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,485), Rehmat ‘Lologotu’ Singh Walia (Won WCS #58 ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹37,273), ‘gameplay_changed’ (Won WCS #63 ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹16,846), and Aryan ‘bob_marley’ Singh (Won WCS #60 OFC ₹30K GTD for ₹7,500) won the other WCS titles.
The ₹10 Lakhs-added WCS Feature Leaderboard has Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna topping the standings with 2,222 points. Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (#2 with 1,973 points) and PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha (#3 with 1,908 points) are hot on his coattails.
WCS Leaderboard Standings After Day 8
|1||Ritwik 'Fisherman1997' Khanna||2,222|
|2||Gaurav 'mozzie17' Sood||1,973|
|3||Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha||1,908|
|5||Nitin 'Demogorgon' Arora||1,664|
|6||Mohit thejoker' Mehta||1,654|
|7||Kanchan 'Midge Maisel' Sharma||1,629|
|8||Mithun 'Zima Blue' Mahesh||1,503|
|10||Vinay 'ConCrete' B||1,441|
This month, Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastav has been an indomitable force in online MTTs! And adding to his impressive tally, the former IOPC – The Millionaire Main Event champion rode past the 342-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride to collect the ₹2.51 Lakhs top prize. He also placed 36th in Spartan Poker’s WCS #62 Destiny for ₹15,000, raking in ₹2.66 Lakhs overall!
Anurag Srivastava’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.52 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.12 Crores | Title Won in 2021: 14 | Ranked #5 in the December Leaderboard Standings
S ‘uiieee’ Ganesan (2nd for ₹1.76 Lakhs), and the #1 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (3rd for ₹1.13 Lakhs) secured podium finishes in The Pride. Sood also finished 14th in Spartan Poker’s WCS #62 Destiny for ₹30,000.
Gaurav Sood`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.97 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.71 Crores | Ranked #1 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST dragged in 243 participants, posting a ₹2.43 Lakhs prize pool. The mystery user ‘Odinson’ won the title for ₹57,180, while ‘Diwakartyagi’ made away with ₹40,120 in second place.
Shashank ‘shashank171992’ Mehrotra (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹49,300), Aditya ‘adityalucky’ Parashar (Won SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,191), ‘Amei’ (Won 5-max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹10,710), and ‘aashi1811’ (Won Turbo ₹50K GTD for ₹9,564) shipped the other Wednesday marquees on PokerBaazi.
The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars was PokerStars India`s featured Wednesday event. The ₹2,750 buy-in event recorded 220 entries, collecting ₹5.50 Lakhs in the prize pool. The event ran from 8 PM to 2:46 AM, and Young Gun Karan ‘Annihilator’ Radia (opted out of our tracking) was the last player standing and won ₹1.06 Lakhs. Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar came second for ₹81,665.
Karan Radia had won at least three titles last month, and last night`s win was his second flagship victory in December.
Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora took down the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush for ₹46,284 (includes ₹29,625 in bounties), and ‘shanesmarty’ finished runner-up for ₹27,930 (includes ₹11,234 in bounties).
Chandan Arora cashed another four events yesterday, adding ₹83,095 to his Wednesday tally. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.59 Crores
‘aspiringPhoenix’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹28,566), ‘betontheriverr’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹15,449), Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹13,329), and ‘Hotcheezzzzball’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹11,240) won the other Wednesday marquees on PokerStars India.
Wednesday marked Day 3 of Adda52`s ‘Series of Legends,’ and the day`s star attraction was the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Minissha Money Bag – named after Adda52’s celebrity ambassador, Minissha Lamba. A total of 583 hopefuls (includes 264 re-entries) ponied up ₹3,000 to join the action, generating a guarantee-smashing ₹15.74 Lakhs prize pool. The top 63 got paid. The former The Ballers champion and Tuesday’s The Courageous Arjan runner-up finisher, Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari, championed the event for ₹4.01 Lakhs, grabbing her second top finish on consecutive days. The Courageous Arjan sixth-place finisher Nitesh ‘nitkat’ Katiyar finished runner-up for ₹2.28 Lakhs.
Juli Kumari’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: ₹63.06 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹34.07 Lakhs
Minissha Lamba made the ITM list, finishing 56th for ₹3,935.
Like previous two SOL events, the Minissha Money Bag featured a ₹5K bounty on Minissha Lamba and Neeraj “neeraj2828” Bajaj walked away with the bounty prize for eliminating her from the event.
Running alongside the Minissha Money Bag was Day 1C of the ₹1 Crore GTD Patni Millionaire. Only 11 from the starting field of 150 runners survived the day`s play. The Minissha Money Bag eighth-place finisher Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra (551,343) topped the day-end chip counts, with PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘GigaaBet’ Bajaj (423,940) and Mayank ‘AreyBetaRaise’ Maruka (272,079) carrying forward the other top stacks.
The ₹5,500 buy-in event has filled in 467 entries across the first three starting flights and has five more flights to run before the Day 2 Finale on Sunday (10 PM on December 19).
‘gokugg’ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹34,330), Shivkesh ‘wah_bhaii_wah’ Meena (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹17,258), ‘palash45′ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹16,386), ‘Bluffminister’ (Won Morning Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹16,301), ‘rjthegod’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹11,874), and Mohit ‘Betoo’ Kumar Singh (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹10,648) won the other Wednesday marquees!
Khelo365 user ‘DanCingRose47’ defeated ‘PROTECT7’ heads-up to win the ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under Deepstack PLO for ₹9,250. The latter collected ₹6,250 for their runner-up finish.
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