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Daily Majors: Karan Radia Wins Two Titles For ₹13.40 Lakhs; Akshat Sharma, Mohit Mehta & Harsh Bubna Champion the Other Thursday Flagships

Karan Radia, Akshat Sharma, Mohit Mehta, Harsh Bubna
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  • RUPAM THAKUR June 24, 2022
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With the weekend closing in, the MTT turnouts on Thursday were encouraging, and the regs dominated most of the day’s flagships!

Young Gun Karan Radia (opted out of our tracking) single-handedly obliterated the Thursday flagships on Spartan Poker, winning the two biggest guaranteed tournaments running on the site for 13.40 Lakhs. He won the Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for 9.10 Lakhs and the Trending Thursday for 4.30 Lakhs (heads-up deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Chandan Arora).

Last week`s The Ballers winner Akshat Sharma finally clinched the elusive Godfather title on Godfather for 6.12 Lakhs (his second-best career finish)! The former The Millionaire champion Rohan Bhasin finished runner-up for 3.62 Lakhs.

Returning to the grind after a well-deserved break post his smashing IOPC leaderboard chase, Mohit Mehta raked in a hefty 5.06 Lakhs last night. He chopped PokerBaazi’s The Summit with Harsh Dembla (3.70 Lakhs) for 3.74 Lakhs and made two other ITM runs, including a fifth-place finish in Adda52’s Godfather for 1.25 Lakhs.

Harsh Bubna set the virtual felts ablaze last night. Coming in hot after winning the Maverick on Wednesday, the poker reg from Kolkata FT-ed three flagship tournaments (including a title win), banking ₹3.76 Lakhs overall. He won Pocket52’s PPC flagship of the day, PPC#24 Pocket Queens, for 1.04 Lakhs, along with top finishes in PokerStars India’s Highroller (2nd for 1.63 Lakhs) and PokerBaazi’s The Summit (5th for 1.10 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassadors won two titles yesterday, and bringing the team its best score of the day was this week`s IOPC #127 – Sunday Prime winner, PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan, who took down PokerStars India’s Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 2.10 Lakhs.

Vaibhav Arora, Vishal Ojha, Pranav Khandalkar, Prashant Baghmar, Mithilesh Choubey, PokerGuru Ambassador Advait Rajguru, Taliwabang Jamir, and Shubham Chaudhary won the other Thursday marquees.

Here are the Thursday highlights.

 

Spartan Poker

Thursday High Roller (6-Max) – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 22,000

Entries – 86

Re-entries – 26

Rebuys – 66

Prize Pool – 35,60,000

Places Paid – 15

Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (opted out from tracking) is a well-known MTT crusher, and his Thursday run was all class. The poker pro based in London single-handedly crushed the primetime flagships on Spartan Poker last night, banking at least 13.40 Lakhs (improving his title tally for the year to 18).

Karan Radia
Karan Radia

 

The highlight of his Thursday run was winning Spartan Poker`s 25 Lakhs GTD Thursday High Roller (6-Max) outright for 9.10 Lakhs (his best finish this year). The two-time Adda52 Big Game winner Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram finished runner-up for 6.27 Lakhs.

Arun Sriram
Arun Sriram

 

A few hours before making the winner`s podium in the Thursday High Roller, Radia conquered the 21 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday for 4.30 Lakhs.

His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for 9.10 Lakhs

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for 4.30 Lakhs

Arun Sriram added 6.56 Lakhs on the back of three deep runs that include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for 6.27 Lakhs

> 10th in PokerStars India’s Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 24,322

> 21st in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for 5,130

Arun Sriram’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.78 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.37 Crores | Annual Winnings: 1.71 Crores| Moves to #9 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Aditya ‘Ben K Rolle’ Singh is one of the most prolific MTT players in the online circuit today. The ever-consistent player crossed the money line in three events (including two FT scores), locking in ₹4.70 Lakhs (overall).

Aditya Singh
Aditya Singh

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for 2.69 Lakhs

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for 1.83 Lakhs

> 20th in Adda52’s Godfather for 18,750

Aditya Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.41 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 81.26 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: 1.48 Crores| Moves to #14 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy (3rd for 4.11 Lakhs), Tanmay ‘Tandroid’ Bhalerao (4th for 3.33 Lakhs), and Utkarsh ‘Pokeriist’ Somaaieyaa (6th for 2.10 Lakhs) also FT-ed the guarantee-crushing Thursday High Roller.

Sajal ‘GoMuckYourself’ Gupta (7th for 1.66 Lakhs), Karan ‘Junior-KK’ Kapur (12th for 69,420), last night`s The Summit runner-up finisher Harsh ‘aaja maal phuka’ Dembla (13th for 69,420), Roshan ‘roshanthefish’ Gurbuxani (14th for 64,080), and PokerGuru Ambassadors Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh (10th for 74,760), Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh (15th for 64,080) were the other top regs who cashed the 25 Lakhs GTD Thursday High Roller.

The 22,000 buy-in Thursday High Roller clocked in 178 entries, collecting a guarantee-crushing 35.60 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – 9,09,580
  2. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – 6,26,560
  3. Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy – 4,11,180
  4. Tanmay ‘Tandroid’ Bhalerao – 3,32,860
  5. Aditya ‘Ben K Rolle’ Singh – 2,68,780
  6. Utkarsh ‘Pokeriist’ Somaaieyaa – 2,10,040

 

Trending Thursday – 21 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 204

Re-entries – 77

Rebuys – 183

Prize Pool – 23,20,000

Places Paid – 39

It would be an understatement to say that it was an outstanding Thursday for Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – who won not one but two flagship tournaments on Spartan Poker! He got his title-winning spree started by taking down Spartan Poker 21 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday for 4.30 Lakhs and followed it up by winning the Thursday High Roller (6-Max) later in the night.

Radia chopped the Trending Thursday title heads-up with PokerGuru Ambassador Chandan ‘Flow Like Water’ Arora (2nd for 3.44 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh made away with 2.61 Lakhs from four ITM finishes (including two FT scores).

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 4th in PokerStars India’s Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 98,381

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for 79,576

> 15th in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for 64,080

> 23rd in Adda52’s Godfather for 18,750

Mithun Mahesh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.19 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.45 Crores | Annual Winnings: 1.32 Crores| Moves to #25 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Chandan Arora
Chandan Arora

 

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – 4,30,262*
  2. Chandan ‘Flow Like Water’ Arora – 3,44,154*
  3. Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra – 2,26,200
  4. Aditya ‘Ben K Rolle’ Singh – 1,82,584
  5. Ujjwal ‘Lord Hendrix’ Narwal – 1,43,144
  6. ECSTACY – 1,03,344
  7. Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh – 79,576
  8. SlugaBed – 58,464

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

‘hemanya66’ (Won 4.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack for 87,427), ‘King’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for 57,646), ‘igneous’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for 53,339), Mithilesh ‘StrangeSandhu’ Choubey (Won 1.75 Lakhs GTD Night Rider – DeepStack for 40,000), ‘Iijeshj007’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for 21,150), and ‘Babbyno’ (Won 50K GTD The Centurion for 10,575) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The Summit – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 131

Re-entries – 133

Prize Pool – ₹19,80,000

Places Paid – 36

Some time off the grind seems to have worked wonders for Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta, who belted out three deep runs yesterday, netting ₹5.06 Lakhs overall. The MTT reg juggernaut his way to the top of the 264-entry field in PokerBaazi`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit to claim the lion’s share of the ₹19.80 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹3.74 Lakhs. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla collected ₹3.70 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Mohit Mehta`s Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹3.74 Lakhs

> 5th in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹1.25 Lakhs

> 16th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹7,380

Mohit Mehta’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.07 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.19 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #13 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.23 Crores | Ranked #7 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

Bhushan ‘bhushansohani’ Sohani pocketed ₹2.13 Lakhs across two deep runs, which include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹1,97,406

> 32nd in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹16,008

Mohit Mehta
Mohit Mehta

 

Final Table Results

  1. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – ₹3,74,255*
  2. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla – ₹3,70,027*
  3. Bhushan ‘bhushansohani’ Sohani – ₹1,97,406
  4. Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani – ₹1,46,124
  5. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – ₹1,10,692
  6. aajnahiaana – ₹87,714
  7. Kumar ’23offsuits’ Vatsal – ₹72,864

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 268

Re-entries – 224

Prize Pool – ₹7,38,000

Places Paid – 63

Last month`s BSS SuperStack winner Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora pulled out an impressive Thursday run, raking in ₹2.80 Lakhs across five deep runs. His biggest score of the day was the ₹1.43 Lakhs he won after trouncing the 492-entry field in PokerBaazi`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT. ‘ogamayaken’ came second for ₹1.10 Lakhs.

Vaibhav Arora`s Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1,43,393

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹60,817

> 9th in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹48,488

> 6th in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹21,803

> 33rd in PokerBaazi’s Holdem BOOST for ₹2,594

Vaibhav Arora’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹78.62 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹24.60 Lakhs |Titles Won in 2022: #14

Vaibhav Arora
Vaibhav Arora

 

Final Table Results

  1. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – ₹1,43,393
  2. ogamayaken – ₹1,10,000
  3. hercules0304 – ₹64,650
  4. Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora – ₹47,822
  5. Rafiq ‘Mrkhan’ Khan – ₹35,867
  6. kednitesh – ₹28,782
  7. Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah – ₹23,985

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 164

Re-entries – 141

Prize Pool – ₹6,10,000

Places Paid – 36

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Daily SPRINT drew 305 entrants. The user ‘DanJr7’ outlasted them all to collect the lion`s share of the ₹6.10 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹1.18 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘DrunkenGoD’ (2nd for ₹1.11 Lakhs).

‘DanJr7’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹1.20 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹96,840

Final Table Results

  1. DanJr7 – ₹1,18,360*
  2. DrunkenGoD – ₹1,11,000*
  3. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – ₹60,820
  4. Shravan ‘Enterthedragon’ Suresh – ₹45,020
  5. yswaika – ₹33,794
  6. stilllearning – ₹27,023
  7. Rakshit ‘destroyer13’ Vedh – ₹22,450

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

‘Daniel_Ivey’ (Won ₹3 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST for ₹83,790), ‘Rids’ (Won ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for ₹67,370), Prashant ‘Morpheus’ Baghmar (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Hyper SPRINT for ₹57,180), Advait ‘ExploitativeGTO’ Rajguru (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹39,310), Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO5 BOOST for ₹30,670), ‘gehrman’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for ₹16,280), and ‘ASHISH199’ (Won ₹50K GTD 5-max Daily for ₹8,890) shipped the other Thursday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

Pocket52

PPC#24 Pocket Queens– 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2200

Entries – 113

Re-entries – 67

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna set the virtual felts on fire last night! Coming in hot after winning the Maverick on Wednesday, the poker reg from Kolkata FT-ed three flagship tournaments (including a title win), banking 3.76 Lakhs across his smashing Thursday run.

His Thursday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 1.63 Lakhs

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 1.10 Lakhs

> 1st in Pocket52’s PPC#24 Pocket Queens for 1.04 Lakhs

Harsh Bubna’s online stats (excluding Pocket52): Lifetime Winnings: 3.18 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 71.33 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: 1.05 Crores

Harsh Bubna
Harsh Bubna

 

Final Table Results

  1. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – 1,03,750
  2. TryHard – 77,500
  3. Nonveg – 55,000
  4. thakre – 35,000
  5. LedyNinja – 26,250
  6. kirmada – 20,000

 

Santu1234’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD PPC#25 Sunburn for 45,298), ‘Punsaajat1999’ (Won 1.50 Lakh GTD PPC#22 Aurora for 34,532), ‘Prabhat2810’ (Won 75K GTD PPC#27 Halos for 17,430) & ‘user1623670102’ (Won 50K GTD PPC#26 Breeze for 9,231) won the other PPC titles on Day 4 of the series.

 

MPL Poker

Thursday Smash – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2200

Entries – 66

Re-entries – 138

Prize Pool – 4,00,000

Places Paid – 30

Online reg Pranav ‘MinakshiSunder’ Khandalkar championed MPL Poker’s Thursday headliner, 5 Lakhs GTD Thursday Smash, for a site-best 1.20 Lakhs. Vikas ‘vkvkvkvkvkvkvkv’ Sikligar collected 81,250 in second place.

Khandalkar also cashed in Adda52’s Godfather (29th for 16,250), making away with 1.36 Lakhs (overall). His online stats (excluding MPL Poker): Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.34 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹85.29 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Pranav Khandalkar
Pranav Khandalkar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Pranav ‘MinakshiSunder’ Khandalkar – 1,20,000
  2. Vikas ‘vkvkvkvkvkvkvkv’ Sikligar – 81,250
  3. Bunisha ‘FrenchVanilla’ Sinha – 52,500
  4. Harsh ‘90*****955’ Bubna – 42,500
  5. Devendar ‘sarpanch_’ Kumar Gurjar – 29,750
  6. Sujit ‘kridence’ Nishad – 20,500
  7. Madhuri ‘navratna1122’ Devi – 15,500
  8. Nikil ‘gambler0093’ Sah – 13,000

 

PokerStars India

Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 7,700

Entries – 74

Re-entries -62

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 17

The IOPC #127 – Sunday Prime winner PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan won PokerStars India’s 10 Lakhs GTD Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 2.10 Lakhs, picking up his fourth title of the year. Last night`s PPC#24 Pocket Queens winner Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna came second for 1.63 Lakhs.

Ankit Wadhawan made another two deep runs last night, rounding up an impressive 2.47 Lakhs overall. His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India`s Highroller for 2,09,902

> 19th in Adda52’s Godfather for 21,250

> 36th in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for 16,008

Ankit Wadhawan’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 9.38 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.21 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4 | Annual Winnings: 1.44 Crores | Moves to #15 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The 7,700 buy-in event logged in 136 entries, experiencing an overlay shortfall of 48,000. Everyone who was registered for the event before the first hand was deal got a refund on the ₹700 in rake.

Ankit Wadhawan
Ankit Wadhawan

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – 2,09,902
  2. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – 1,63,048
  3. Nitin ‘Mickyn34’ Gupta – 1,26,653
  4. Mithun ‘ThePokeRajaIN’ Mahesh – 98,381
  5. Deepesh ‘deep12322’ Raka – 76,421
  6. Ashish ‘chipcharity999’ Munot – 59,362
  7. Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh – 46,111
  8. Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha – 35,818
  9. Gamestern – 29,516

 

Deepstack – 1.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,375

Entries – 86

Re-entries – 47

Total Prize Pool – 1,66,250

Regular Prize Pool – 83,125

Bounty Prize Pool – 83,125

Places Paid – 17

The user ‘Niraj2401‘ bested ‘cacofnix’ heads-up in PokerStars India`s 1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack, winning the 9:30 PM marquee for 37,936 (20,488 in bounties). The latter added 14,904 (1,406 in bounties) in second place.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Niraj2401 – 37,936
  2. cacofnix – 14,904
  3. Gopal ‘MrBigSlick139’ Bajaj – 15,696
  4. Tanay ‘tanayp’ Parekh – 14,679
  5. wildshark100 – 11,718
  6. Mandar ‘MAMA4000’ Madaye – 8,897
  7. IamD1992 – 6,396
  8. Kritarth ‘Turnimator47’ Pant – 4,143
  9. SACKIN25 – 3,410

 

‘JC1870’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for 33,519), Shubham ‘theViperArena’ Chaudhary (Won 1 Lakh GTD Evening on Stars for 27,288), ‘rkcravi’ (Won 50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for 15,166), ‘sanam bewfa9351’ (Won 50K GTD Deepstack for 11,833), and ‘invincible753’ (Won 50K GTD Primetime Grind for 11,738) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Godfather – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 242

Re-entries – 219

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 49

After making the final table in Adda52`s Godfather at least seven times in the past two years, Akshat ‘akshat03’ Sharma finally won the Thursday flagship last night. He bested a 461-entry field in the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather for ₹6.12 Lakhs (his second-best career finish)! The former The Millionaire champion Rohan ‘sailor85’ Bhasin collected ₹3.62 Lakhs in second place.

Last week`s The Ballers winner, Akshat Sharma, made another deep run in PokerBaazi’s The Summit (11th for ₹31,878), making away with over ₹6.44 Lakhs.

His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹6.12 Lakhs

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹31