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Daily Majors: Khandelwal, Mahajan, Setia, Kochhar & Arora Banked the Top Tuesday Scores

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  • RUPAM THAKUR September 30, 2020
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The Tuesday flagships had to fill in hefty overlays. While PokerBaazi’s IMPS is the only series running across domestic platforms, Spartan Poker`s ₹7 Crores GTD GPS 4.0 is gearing up to commence from October 2.

The day belonged to Armaan Kochhar, who picked up an incredible six FT scores that included two titles.

Here`s a quick recap of the biggest winners from yesterday.


Spartan Poker

The star attraction at Spartan Poker was the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack. The weekly ₹3,300 entry buy-in flagship logged in 523 entries to fall ₹2.31 Lakhs short of its listed guarantee. After about seven hours and a half hours of play, MTT pro Rajat ‘BloatedBelly’ Mahajan outlasted the competition, including his heads-up opponent ‘Led-ZEppELiN’ (runner-up for ₹2.23 Lakhs) to add ₹3.51 Lakhs to his poker bankroll. Mahajan is just ₹2.5 Lakhs away from reaching the ₹1 Crore-mark in recorded earnings this year and currently boasts over ₹2 Crores in online winnings.

Rajat Mahajan
Rajat Mahajan


The ₹7 Lakhs GTD The Race wrangled in 471 entries to post a profitable ₹7.07 Lakhs prize pool. After nearly eight hours of play, the 9:30 PM tourney was taken down by the unknown user ‘MI7,’ who won their best-recorded score on Spartan Poker worth ₹1.38 Lakhs. The mystery crusher ‘FunkeyFox’ finished runner-up for ₹87,465.



Headlining Tuesday`s MTT line-up on PokerBaazi was the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Endeavour. A turnout of 373 entries resulted in an overlay of ₹1.95 Lakhs for the site to fill. The anonymous user ‘vidhan016’ decimated the competition to win their best finish on PokerBaazi yet worth ₹3.15 Lakhs. Runner-up Rohit ‘acesinyourfaces’ Setia added ₹2.21 Lakhs to his burgeoning bankroll.

Runner-up Rohit Setia
Runner-up Rohit Setia


The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Tuesday MonsterStack logged in 144 entries, falling six entries short of the 150-player guarantee. The ever-consistent Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora came out on top to win ₹77,250 after besting Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla (runner-up for ₹54,090) heads-up.

Himanshu Arora
Himanshu Arora


Arora made a second FT finish last night in The Endeavour, finishing 6th for 63,000. With ₹1.4 Lakhs in total earnings for the day, Arora has already totaled an impressive 10 FT finishes in September, improving his lifetime tally to ₹80.12 Lakhs.



The Tuesday night extravaganza on Adda52, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Mint, logged in 391 entries, overlaying ₹1.32 Lakhs. Siddartha ‘siddyk20’ Khandelwal navigated his way through the reg-infested field to win ₹3.72 Lakhs. Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla finished runner-up for ₹2.25 Lakhs.

Siddartha Khandelwal
Siddartha Khandelwal


Khandelwal picked up another FT finish last night, placing third in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹1.42 Lakhs. With ₹5.14 Lakhs in winnings from these two deep runs, Khandelwal emerged as the day`s biggest winner.

‘ankumalik’ (₹2 Lakhs GTD Quad KO for ₹58,000) and ‘Childbeer’ (₹2 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Adda for ₹50,956) took down the other marquee tourneys on the site.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India hosted two ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourneys on Tuesday. The ₹2,750 entry buy-in Uppercut Mini attracted 201 entries, surpassing its 200-player guarantee. After five hours and half hours of play, Monday`s The Bout champion Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar topped the competition to win ₹1.26 Lakhs. Last month`s HERCULES winner, Rishab ‘NoChan(3’ Malik, scooped up the runner-up payday of ₹55,745.

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar


Kochhar was an unstoppable force last night as he FT-ed an incredible six tourneys, converting two of them into title victories. His second title came in the PLO Deep on PokerStars India for ₹16,142. His other FT finishes came in the Sixth Sense (7th for ₹14,396), Ultrasonic (8th for ₹2,692), Primetime Grind (9th for ₹1,819), and PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour (9th for ₹31,500), making for a cumulative ₹1.92 Lakhs in earnings.

The other ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourney running on PokerStars India was the ₹2,200 entry buy-in Sixth Sense. The Tuesday night tourney logged in 248 entries, resulting in a marginal overlay. Sandeep ‘effuno007’ Varma RS was the last player standing and won ₹91,225, denying Suresh ‘Wabi-$abi’ Kolli (runner-up for ₹65,735) the title. With this win, Varma crossed ₹3.50 Crores in recorded online earnings.

Sandeep Varma RS
Sandeep Varma RS


The other Tuesday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
₹58,000Quad KO - 4 Max ₹2 Lakhs GTD
₹53,838Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Arun ‘Devillll27’ Thakur₹42,000IMPS#81 ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
₹40,258Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
₹40,258Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Rajesh ‘BBBB111’ Dabolkar₹35,000Pocket Dinner ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD

alex16 ₹35,000IMPS#80 Daily ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Papa568₹34,500Pocket Lunch ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPocket52
mnjain₹24,000Battlefield Tuesday ₹1 Lakh GTD (WTB)Poker Dangal
abhijeet007₹10,000Under The Gun ₹20K GTD PLOKhelo365
JonGregor₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD NLHE Khelo365


Mega Stack 18 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 265

Re-entries – 91

Rebuys – 167

Prize Pool – ₹18,00,000

Places Paid – 47

Spartan Poker`s Tuesday night special Mega Stack attracted 523 entries, falling ₹2.31 Lakhs short on its ₹18 Lakhs prize pool guarantee.

Starting at 8 PM, the tourney took almost eight hours to wrap up.

Rajat ‘BloatedBelly’ Mahajan was the player claiming the bragging rights in the end and the ₹3.51 Lakhs winner`s payday. He defeated ‘LEd-ZEppELiN’ (runner-up for ₹2.22 Lakhs) heads-up en route his victory run.

Mahajan`s most recent score before this win was registered on September 24, where he had finished runner-up in Spartan Poker’s ₹18 Lakhs GTD Ultron for ₹2.39 Lakhs.

This win has improved his online record to ₹2.08 Crores, and he is now just ₹2.5 Lakhs away from breaching the ₹1 Crore-mark in recorded earnings for the year!

Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (3rd for ₹1.67 Lakhs), Kaushik ‘ikigai’ Tibrewal (5th for ₹1.06 Lakhs), Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (6th for ₹81,360), and Aditya ‘Nairrrr09’ Nair (7th for ₹59,760) were the other known players who final tabled the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Rajat ‘BloatedBelly’ Mahajan – ₹3,50,820
  2. LEd-ZEppELiN – ₹2,22,840
  3. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – ₹1,67,040
  4. ganuka – ₹1,35,180
  5. Kaushik ‘ikigai’ Tibrewal – ₹1,06,560
  6. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹81,360
  7. Aditya ‘Nairrrr09’ Nair – ₹59,760
  8. BiggBang – ₹43,920
  9. Jhumroo – ₹36,000


The Mint 15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 210

Re-entries – 181

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 18

The IPL fever has taken some players away from the poker tables to the TV sets. Joining the other platforms in facing the brunt of this was Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Mint. The Tuesday flagship suffered a ₹1.31 Lakhs shortfall after only 391 entries registered to play.

Nonetheless, the top 18 spots made runs in the money, and after more than seven hours of play, Siddartha ‘siddyk20’ Khandelwal walked away with the biggest slice of the prize pool!

Khandelwal was among the top performers last week. He championed the popular Godfather on the site for ₹5.61 Lakhs. While that remains Khandelwal’s best-recorded score on the site, he added ₹3.72 Lakhs to his bankroll last night after beating Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla (runner-up for ₹2.25 Lakhs) heads-up in The Mint.

Not done yet, Khandelwal posted a third-place finish in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for another ₹1.42 Lakhs. With ₹5.14 Lakhs in total winnings, Khandelwal was the day`s biggest winner.

Other known players who were able to make it to the final table included Naresh ‘fireexit’ Rathnam (3rd for- ₹1.57 Lakhs), Pranav ‘ijustgamb0l’ Desai (4th for ₹1.20 Lakhs), Young Gun Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia (5th for ₹78,000), Banmanlang ‘bml2012’ Lyndem (7th for ₹41,250), and Mohammad ‘blankspace’ Azhar (8th for ₹33,750).

Runner-up Pranay Chawla
Runner-up Pranay Chawla


Final Table Results

  1. Siddartha ‘siddyk20’ Khandelwal – ₹3,72,000
  2. Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla – ₹2,25,000
  3. Naresh ‘fireexit’ Rathnam – ₹1,57,500
  4. Pranav ‘ijustgamb0l’ Desai – ₹1,20,000
  5. Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia – ₹78,000
  6. beherapunya2111 – ₹52,500
  7. Banmanlang ‘bml2012’ Lyndem – ₹41,250
  8. Mohammad ‘blankspace’ Azhar – ₹33,750


The Endeavour 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 201

Re-entries – 172

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 45

The overlay avalanche didn’t spare PokerBaazi as well, as its Tuesday signature tourney, The Endeavour, had to fill in ₹1.95 Lakhs to meet the showcased ₹15 Lakhs guaranteed prize pool.

An anonymous player under the moniker ‘vidhan016’ emerged the last player standing and won ₹3.15 Lakhs. Rohit ‘acesinyourfaces’ Setia finished runner-up for ₹2.21 Lakhs.

The other FT finishers were Adda52`s The Mint champion Siddartha ‘siddyk20’ Khandelwal (3rd for ₹1.42 Lakhs), Navdeep ‘Psychonaut’ Sahi (5th for ₹78,750), Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora (6th for ₹63,000), and Puneet ‘neo1’ Dua (7th for ₹52,500).

Final Table Results

  1. vidhan016 – ₹3,15,000
  2. Rohit ‘acesinyourfaces’ Setia – ₹2,21,000
  3. Siddartha ‘siddyk20’ Khandelwal – ₹1,42,000
  4. playboyarya – ₹1,05,000
  5. Navdeep ‘Psychonaut’ Sahi – ₹78,750
  6. Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora – ₹63,000
  7. Puneet ‘neo1’ Dua – ₹52,500
  8. vr055 – ₹42,000


The Race 7 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 243

Re-entries – 74

Rebuys – 154

Prize Pool – ₹7,06,500

Places Paid – 47

Spartan Poker`s ₹1,650 entry buy-in ₹7 Lakhs GTD The Race, as always, started at 9:30 PM last night. By the time the late registrations were closed, 471 entries had been accounted for, generating a profitable ₹7.06 Lakhs prize pool.

The anonymous player ‘MI7’ proved the last player standing and collected ₹1.37 Lakhs after defeating the mystery crusher ‘FunkeyFox’ heads-up. This is the winner`s best-recorded score on Spartan Poker. FunkeyFox’ collected ₹87,465 for placing second.

Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPros’ Kumar finished 6th for ₹31,934.

Final Table Results

  1. MI7 – ₹1,37,697
  2. FunkeyFox – ₹87,465
  3. notoriusB.I.G. – ₹65,563
  4. KnowsBleed – ₹53,058
  5. Kneenaud – ₹41,825
  6. Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPros’ Kumar – ₹31,934
  7. buswmaos – ₹23,456
  8. Mr.Bean – ₹17,239
  9. ALOK. – ₹14,130


Uppercut Mini 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 120

Re-Entries – 81

Regular Prize Pool – ₹5,02,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,51,250

Total Prize Pool – ₹2,51,250

Places Paid – 35

The primetime tourney on PokerStars India, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Sixth Sense registered 201 entrants, generating a ₹5.02 Lakhs prize pool.

The ₹2,750 entry buy-in tourney commenced at 9:30 PM and culminated at 3:07 AM on Wednesday morning with Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar taking down the title for ₹1.25 Lakhs (₹47,382 in prize money and ₹78,320 in bounties).

Kochhar was in superb form last night as he delivered a total of six deep runs collecting ₹1.92 Lakhs in total. He presently boasts of ₹1.13 Crore in recorded online winnings.

Rishab ‘NoChan(3’ Malik (runner-up for ₹55,745), Siddharth ‘siddonuts’ Pandey (3rd for ₹28,008), Bharat ‘MojoJojo2193’ Vasan (5th for ₹22,423), and Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla (6th for ₹19,292) were the well known names on the FT.

Runner-up Rishab Malik
Runner-up Rishab Malik


Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar – ₹1,25,703
  2. Rishab ‘NoChan(3’ Malik – ₹55,745
  3. Siddharth ‘siddonuts’ Pandey – ₹28,008
  4. GudThimma – ₹31,474
  5. Bharat ‘MojoJojo2193’ Vasan – ₹22,423
  6. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – ₹19,292
  7. [email protected] – ₹9,551


Sixth Sense 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 135

Re-Entries – 113

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 47

PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Sixth Sense accumulated 248 entries, falling just two entries short of its advertised 250-player guarantee.

It took online reg Sandeep ‘effuno007’ Varma RS a little over seven hours of play and two bullets to take down the title. The victory fetched him ₹91,225, while Suresh ‘Wabi-$abi’ Kolli came in second for ₹65,735.

With this win, Varma now has ₹3.53 Crores in recorded online earnings.

PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem ‘Downtownplaya’ Basha (5th for ₹24,595) and PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Bout winner from Monday, Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar (7th for ₹14,396) also earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Sandeep ‘effuno007’ Varma RS – ₹91,225
  2. Suresh ‘Wabi-$abi’ Kolli – ₹65,735
  3. durr2020 – ₹47,368
  4. aakhrijanam – ₹34,132
  5. Nadeem ‘Downtownplaya’ Basha – ₹24,595
  6. fragileninja – ₹17,723
  7. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar – ₹14,396


Tuesday MonsterStack 3 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 86

Re-entries – 58

Prize Pool – ₹3,00,000

Places Paid – 18

The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Tuesday MonsterStack attracted 144 entrants who ponied up the ₹2,200 entry buy-in, falling six entries short on its guarantee. The top 18 places boarded the money bus.

Monday’s The Bout runner-up Himanshu pokerbrat7’ Arora raced past the competition to win ₹77,250, defeating seasoned pro Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla heads-up. Dembla pocketed ₹54,090 for his second-place finish.

Arora FT-ed The Endeavour as well, finishing sixth for ₹63,000.

Navdeep ‘Psychonaut’ Sahi (3rd for ₹34,800), Dhaval ‘dhavhe’ Heda (4th for ₹25,770), Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta (5th for ₹19,320), Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba (7th for ₹12,840), Young Gun Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta (8th for ₹10,290), and Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar (9th for ₹7,710) FT-ed the tourney.


Gladiator 2.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,250

Entries – 133

Re-Entries – 62

Prize Pool – ₹2,50,000

Places Paid – 30

Continuing the overlay trend, Pocket52’s ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Gladiator overlaid ₹35,500 on Tuesday night. halala outlasted the 195 entrants to win ₹50,000. ‘FLYINGDUTCH’ came in second for ₹35,625 while Tanvir ‘jungliaunty’ Gulia placed third for ₹25,000.


Pocket Lunch 1.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 80

Re-entries – 38

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 27

The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch registered 118 entries, falling ₹38,000 short of its listed guarantee.

‘Papa568’ championed the tourney to win ₹34,500, after besting Pocket52 regular ‘HousePlayer52’ (runner-up for ₹21,000) heads-up.


Pocket Dinner 1.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 80

Re-entries – 35

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 27

The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Dinner booked a ₹35,000 shortfall on the back of 115 entries, and the top 27 places got paid.

Rajesh ‘BBBB111’ Dabolkarwas named the champion and won ₹37,500 after defeating timonpumba(runner-up for ₹23,250) in the heads-up play.

Rajesh Dabolkar
Rajesh Dabolkar



Battlefield Tuesday 1 Lakh GTD (WTB) PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 55

Re-entries – 41

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerDangal’s ₹1 Lakhs GTD Battlefield Tuesday attracted 96 entries yesterday, four entries, or ₹4,000 short of the break-even mark. The final 15 spots earned a payout, with ‘mnjain’ coming out on top to win ₹24,000 after beating ‘fishcall’ (runner-up for ₹17,500) heads-up.


Under The Gun 20K GTD PLO Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹330

Entries – 24

Re-entries – 4

Re-buys – 12

Add-ons – 19

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 3

The ₹20K GTD Under The Gun locked in 59 entries.

Only the top three places were paid, and ‘abhijeet007’ emerged victorious for ₹10,000. ‘Hangcock’ (runner-up for ₹6,000) and ‘DrPoker’ (3rd for ₹4,000) secured the other top payouts.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD NLHE Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 35

Re-entries – 25

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

The daily ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 wrangled in 60 entries, resulting in a shortfall of 5,000. Site regular ‘JonGregor’ won the event for ₹7,200, while ‘msbpoker’ came in second for ₹4,000.


This report was updated at 4.30 PM on 30.09.2020.

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