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Daily Majors: Karan Malhotra, Siddhanth Kripalani, Vishnu Khandelwal & Deepesh Raka Headline the Tuesday Flagships

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  • Arpit Jain May 4, 2022
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Like always, the Tuesday turnouts recorded a sharp uptick from the day before, and Spartan Poker’s Summer Celebration Series and PokerBaazi`s biggest-ever IMPS recorded guarantee-crushing numbers.

Karan Malhotra was hands down the MVP of the day! The online reg made four deep runs, netting over 3.68 Lakhs through them; the more prominent of them was his victory run in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for a personal-best 3.42 Lakhs. Sanchit Nag collected 2.40 Lakhs in second place.

The #8 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalani, took down Spartan Poker`s Summer Celebration Series headliner of the day, SCS #37 – High – Tuesday Celebration, for 3.30 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘0bliviate’ (2nd for 3.08 Lakhs).

Sunil Saraf won Adda52’s The Mint for a personal-best 3.49 Lakhs, while the MTT reg Vishnu Khandelwal came second for 2.50 Lakhs.

Deepesh Raka added another High Roller title to his tally by taking down PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR (On-Time Rake Refund) for 2.47 Lakhs.

The three-time IOPC title winner, Ajay Dhayal, went on a tear last night. He FT-ed four events for 1.76 Lakhs overall, including taking down Adda52’s Voyager for 89,000.

Tanmay Benara and Gopal Bajaj were the day`s other standout winners.

Here are the Tuesday highlights

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Spartan Poker

SCS #37 – High – Tuesday Celebration – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,300

Entries – 302

Re-entries – 102

Rebuys – 268

Prize Pool – 20,16,000

Places Paid – 55

One of the top-ranked players of the year, Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani, overcame the reg-laden field in Spartan Poker`s 20 Lakhs GTD SCS #37 – High – Tuesday Celebration to collect 3.30 Lakhs in prize money. He chopped the Tuesday headliner heads-up with the mystery reg ‘0bliviate’ (2nd for 3.08 Lakhs).

Siddhanth Kripalani`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 6.23 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.88 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: 1.19 Crores | Ranked #8 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Siddhanth Kripalani
Siddhanth Kripalani

 

Final Table Results

  1. Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani – 3,30,171*
  2. 0bliviate – 3,08,901*
  3. bluechipp – 1,79,222
  4. Pure Vegetarian – 1,44,950
  5. Vikaash ‘viks82’ Shah – 1,14,710
  6. Joseph ‘axone’ Touthang – 88,301
  7. sanapalbhar – 65,722
  8. Jupiter20 – 47,578

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

SCS #39 – High – 7.75 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 211

Re-entries – 57

Rebuys – 169

Prize Pool – 8,74,000

Places Paid – 39

The former UVS Main Event champion, ‘OfcourseOfcourse,’ topped the 437-entry field in Spartan Poker`s 7.75 Lakhs GTD SCS #39 – High to walk away with the 1.75 Lakhs up top, posting their second-best finish on the site. ‘ScarletKnight’ finished runner-up for 1.16 Lakhs.

The 9:30 PM event got in the books at 4:39 AM today and paid out 39 places.

Final Table Results

  1. OfcourseOfcourse – 1,75,237
  2. ScarletKnight – 1,16,504
  3. Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora – 82,215
  4. Arshia ‘flowerpower19’ Mehta – 68,784
  5. Shinu22 – 53,926
  6. Ishan ‘neatvat’ Tipre – 40,816
  7. Skylark77 – 29,978
  8. JitinH – 22,025

 

‘auderman’ (Won SCS #40 – Mid 4.25 Lakhs GTD for 89,888), ‘The Supercomputer’ (Won SCS #34 – Mid – Monster Stack 4.50 Lakhs GTD for 88,406), ‘Skylark77’ (Won SCS #33 – Low 1 Lakh GTD for 22,438), ‘DNSAIN’ (Won SCS #38 – Low – Centurion 1 Lakh GTD for 20,009), and ‘adrit’ (Won SCS #35 – Low – 6 Card PLO 1 Lakh GTD for 18,296) won the other SCS titles on Tuesday.

 

SCS Leaderboards

PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (2,213 points) is the runaway leader in the SCS – High Leaderboard standings. The MTT pro from Chennai commands a significant lead over Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (1,269 points) in second place. Last night’s SCS #37 – High – Tuesday Celebration champion Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani (1,174 points) has laddered up to the #3 position.

Nachiketa ‘KnowsBleed’ Jha (1,561 points) remains unmoved atop the SCS – Mid Leaderboard with Vaibhav ‘Vakeel.sahab’ Arora (1,524 points) and TLB crusher Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (1,419 points) occupy the #2 and #3 positions.

Like in the High and Mid leaderboards, the user ‘Underground’ (2,272 points) continues to command the #1 position in the SCS – Low Leaderboard. ‘KICK_AXXXS’ (1,804 points) and ‘Born Gamer’ (1,675 points) round out the top three places in the standings.

‘GoldGrinding’ won the Night Rider – Deepstack 1.75 Lakhs GTD for 42,000.

 

PokerBaazi

The Endeavour – 12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,850

Entries – 234

Re-entries – 269

Prize Pool – 17,60,500

Places Paid – 63

Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra hit the Tuesday jackpot as he made his way past a guarantee-crushing 503-entry field in PokerBaazi’s Tuesday headliner, The Endeavour, to collect a career-best 3.42 Lakhs. Sanchit ‘deuceseven27’ Nag secured a runner-up payday worth 2.40 Lakhs.

Last night, Karan Malhotra posted another three ITM runs, cumulatively adding a commendable 3.68 Lakhs, becoming Tuesday`s top scorer. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.25 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 37.77 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7

The 3,850 buy-in event ran from 8 PM to 3:43 AM, and the top 63 spots earned a share from the 17.61 Lakhs prize pool.

Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra

 

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra – 3,42,065
  2. Sanchit ‘deuceseven27’ Nag – 2,39,780
  3. Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla – 1,54,220
  4. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – 1,14,080
  5. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – 85,560
  6. Vivek ‘mittalgang’ Jain – 68,660
  7. Suneeth ‘suneethkalmady’ Kalmady – 57,216
  8. imcursed – 45,597

 

IMPS #24 (6-Max) – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 770

Entries – 579

Re-entries – 621

Prize Pool – 8,40,000

Places Paid – 135

The mid-stakes MTT crusher Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara traversed a vast 1,200-entry field in PokerBaazi’s IMPS #24, picking up his 12th title of the year and 1.41 Lakhs in prize money. Hemant ‘hkm2828’ Meena finished runner-up for 99,036.

Tanmay Benara`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 67.09 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #12 | Annual Winnings: 77.02 Lakhs

The 9 PM IMPS headliner culminated at 5:20 AM, and like The Endeavour, it generated a guarantee-crushing 8.40 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 135 finishers shared the spoils.

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara

 

Final Table Results

  1. Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara – 1,41,288
  2. Hemant ‘hkm2828’ Meena – 99,036
  3. Prabhat ‘prabhat2810’ Kumar – 64,260
  4. Rahul ‘Mayuri007’ Lillaney – 47,628
  5. Warrior08 – 35,532
  6. mahekc16 – 28,728

 

IMPS #21 Mini Main Event Qualifier 1 – 50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 278

Re-entries – 186

Survivors – 48

Qualifier 1 of the 50 Lakhs GTD IMPS #21 Mini Main Event logged in 464 entries, and only 48 among them made the cut. ‘Jefe24’ (328,000), Jaydeep ‘JDBhaiya’ Dawer (321,000), and Abhijeet ‘ERROR404’ Kumar (295,000) topped the advancing field.

Qualifier 2 is scheduled to start at 7.30 PM tonight.

Jaydeep Dawyer
Jaydeep Dawyer

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Qualifier 1

  1. Jefe24 – 328,000
  2. Jaydeep ‘JDBhaiya’ Dawer – 321,000
  3. Abhijeet ‘ERROR404’ Kumar – 295,000
  4. Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya – 262,000
  5. rick5128 – 261,000
  6. Kiran ‘bhokalishiva’ Kakde – 261,000
  7. Manavgosain1997 – 253,000
  8. Kumar ‘23offsuits’ Vatsal – 228,000
  9. Rafiq ‘Mrkhan’ Khan – 221,000
  10. mechchan01 – 214,000

 

IMPS #22 Value Blast Qualifier 3 – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 110

Entries – 289

Re-entries – 334

Survivors – 82

Tushar ‘awarahoon’ Bhartia (328,000) topped the 82 survivors who made it through Qualifier 3 of the 10 Lakhs GTD IMPS #22 Value Blast. The users ‘mrprakash’ (320,000) and ‘baroozgar’ (271,000) carried forward the other top stacks.

The third starting flight brought in 623 entries, expanding the entry field to 2,828 total entries.

Qualifier 4 is scheduled for 8 PM tonight.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Qualifier 3

  1. Tushar ‘awarahoon’ Bhartia – 328,000
  2. mrprakash – 320,000
  3. baroozgar – 271,000
  4. Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar – 250,000
  5. Mayank ‘mayhem97’ Kajala – 231,000
  6. Protential1 – 229,000
  7. Nitin ‘Nitindragon’ Verma – 219,000
  8. pokemon100 – 210,000
  9. Arun ‘arumanu1’ Kumar – 207,000
  10. pk7549 – 203,000

 

IMPS Series Leaderboard

It promises to be a tight race in the 12.50 Lakhs-added IMPS Series Leaderboard! After three days of action, Hemant ‘hkm2828’ Meena (3,272 points) headlines the points tally but ‘brokenpocker’ (2,877 points) and Laxmi Narayan ‘thedude7’ Meena (2,850 points) are close on his coattails.

Chupacabra’ (Won IMPS #23 Daily 3 Lakhs GTD for 65,500), Ravi Kant ‘ravi250294’ Kumar (Won Daily Night SPRINT 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 59,472), Sushil ‘sushilkumarsara’ Saran (Won SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for 37,310), ‘Destroyer777’ (Won IMPS #20 75K GTD (6-Max) for 18,430), and Ravinder ‘Ravikirti’ Singh (Won PLO Daily 40K GTD for 14,280) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Bounty Builder HR (On-Time Rake Refund) – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 7,700

Entries – 73

Re-entries – 69

Total Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – 5,03,000

Bounty Prize Pool – 4,97,000

Places Paid – 15

Deepesh ‘deep12322’ Raka came out on top in PokerStars India`s Tuesday extravaganza, the 10 Lakhs GTD Bounty Builder HR (On-Time Rake Refund) to win 2.47 Lakhs (1.53 Lakhs in bounties). ‘windshearahead’ came second for 1.10 Lakhs (15,313 in bounties).

A little over a month ago, Raka had finished runner-up in this event for 1.45 Lakhs.

Yesterday, Deepesh Raka posted another deep run in Spartan Poker’s SCS #37 – High – Tuesday Celebration (19th for 19,958), making away with 2.67 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings. His online stats (excluding Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: 1.83 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 19.80 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3 | Annual Winnings: 42.05 Lakhs

Popular poker streamer Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik raked in 1.18 Lakhs last night on the back of four deep runs that include:

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR (On-time Rake Refund) for 87,808

> 22nd in Spartan Poker’s SCS #37 – High – Tuesday Celebration for 17,942

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Night SPRINT for 9,912

> 70th in PokerBaazi’s IMPS#24 (6-Max) for 2,268

Amar ‘PsykoEko’ Iyer made three ITM finishes, netting 84,872.

> 4th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR (On-time Rake Refund) for 74,438

> 54th in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for 7,746

> 59th in PokerBaazi’s IMPS#24 (6-Max) for 2,688

Deepesh Raka
Deepesh Raka

 

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Deepesh ‘deep12322’ Raka – 2,46,994
  2. windshearahead – 1,09,673
  3. Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik – 87,808
  4. Amar ‘PsykoEko’ Iyer – 74,438
  5. Pavankiran ‘Rootahua Macchi’ Bellamkonda – 61,224
  6. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – 47,997
  7. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar – 41,347
  8. Shubham ‘Don903’ Rai – 24,350
  9. wolfbacki45 – 44,880

 

Uppercut Mini – 1.75 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,375

Entries – 89

Re-entries – 57

Total Prize Pool – 1,82,500

Regular Prize Pool – 91,250

Bounty Prize Pool – 91,250

Places Paid – 14

The upcoming poker star, Gopal ‘MrBigSlick139’ Bajaj, shipped PokerStars India’s 1.75 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini for 44,320 (26,870 in bounties), scoring his 17th title victory of the year. Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth finished runner-up for 26,468 (9,019 in bounties).

Gopal Bajaj also cashed in Spartan Poker’s SCS #37 – High – Tuesday Celebration (40th for 7,216), collectively adding 51,536. His online stats (Spartan Poker & PokerStars India:) Lifetime Winnings: 1.70 Crores | Lifetime Profit: 43.06 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #17 | Annual Winnings: 59.66 Lakhs

Monday`s IMPS#16 6-Max runner-up finisher, Raghav Ananth, lapped up 41,735 across four ITM finishes.

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Uppercut Mini for 26,468

> 24th in Adda52’s The Mint for 11,524

> 75th in PokerBaazi’s IMPS#24 (6-Max) for 1,932

> 26th in Adda52’s Nighttide DST Adda for 1,811

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj

 

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Gopal ‘MrBigSlick139’ Bajaj – 44,320
  2. Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth – 26,468
  3. SM9876 – 13,436
  4. Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni – 12,280
  5. Donkeshwar – 10,960
  6. Manish ‘manish jangid’ Jangid – 6,366
  7. Mandar ‘MAMA4000’ Madaye – 7,116

 

‘SportsTalk24’ (Won Ultrasonic 1 Lakh GTD for 28,895), Aswin ‘aswinvsajeev’ VS (Won Deepstack 50K GTD for 11,758), Anant ‘AKARPR’ Agrawal (Won Afternoon on Stars 50K GTD for 11,476), and ‘Wizard O Wonder’ (Won Primetime Grind 50K GTD for 9,686) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

The Mint – 14 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,850

Entries – 232

Re-entries – 207

Prize Pool – 15,36,503

Places Paid – 49

Sunil ‘paulite’ Saraf was the last player standing in Adda52’s 14 Lakhs GTD The Mint and won the title (his first this year) for a career-best 3.49 Lakhs. The online MTT reg Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal collected 2.50 Lakhs in second place.

Sunil Saraf’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: 25.38 Lakhs| Titles Won in 2022: #1

Vishnu Khandelwal
Vishnu Khandelwal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sunil ‘paulite’ Saraf – 3,48,809
  2. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – 2,50,427
  3. Amrit ‘amrit1111’ Mishra – 1,53,650
  4. Gaurav ‘g