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Daily Majors: Kochhar, Sood, Parthasarathi & Ved Secure the Big Wednesday Scores

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  • RUPAM THAKUR July 2, 2020
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It was an eventful Wednesday with lots of action all around. Server issues at Adda52 disrupted the site`s tourney schedule benefitting Day 1A of PokerBaazi`s Game Changer and the Spartan Poker flagships. Here`s a quick recap of all the action.


Spartan Poker

The ₹30 Lakhs GTD Destiny was the showstopper tourney of the day. Logging in 758 entries, the ₹5,500 buy-in event accrued a guarantee-smashing ₹37.70 Lakhs prize pool. Racing past the competition was online reg Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar, who walked away with the title and his best-recorded score on the site worth ₹9.80 Lakhs. Kochhar has won several Spartan Poker marquees in the past, and the most notable of them is the Destiny 11.0 SnG finale that he took down in October last year for ₹6.51 Lakhs. Kochhar final tabled two events yesterday. His other deep run was in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Mega Freeze, where he placed eighth for ₹13,880.

Finishing runner-up to Kochhar was the #1 ranked player in the country, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood, who collected ₹6.03 Lakhs. This was his second consecutive runner-up finish. On Tuesday, Sood had finished runner-up in the Race for ₹98,050.

With Adda52 out of commission, even the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Destiny Junior had a field day. The event accrued ₹4.26 Lakhs in the prize pool on the back of 284 entries. The last three players decided upon a deal that saw ‘Fishy27’ take the top spot and ₹81,836. ‘Yashi9696’ finished runner-up for ₹80,155, while Ganesh ‘Alqaeda’ Jrk collected ₹68,048 for his third-place finish.



It promises to be a very rewarding July on PokerBaazi that has brought back the third-edition of its much-awaited The Game Changer franchise. The ₹2 Crores GTD tourney hit the ground running last night at 8 PM with the first of its four starting flights logging in 1,030 entries. Only 114 runners were able to survive the day`s play with Jayant ‘loserfish19’ Makkar (434,000) emerging as the Day 1A chip leader. Vatsal ‘23offsuits’ Kumar (393,000), Ankit ‘helter_skelter’ Kapoor (386,000), Shawn ‘achayan’ Jose (365,000), and PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (353,000) featured among the top five stacks. The second flight begins at 8 PM today.



There were eleven tournaments lined up on Day 24 of the AOPS series, but due to technical interruptions, the organizers were forced to cancel most of them. An official statement on their Facebook page read as follows:

Among the completed events was the ₹5 Lakhs GTD AOPS Brunch. The tourney registered 315 entries for an overlay of ₹1.46 Lakhs. Anonymous user ‘Siddle’ took down the title for ₹1.19 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Amarjeet ‘amarjeet1989’ Singh (runner-up for ₹82,232). Singh boasts of over 50 titles with more than ₹46 Lakhs in recorded online winnings.


PokerStars India

Like the other weekday flagships on PokerStars India, even the Wednesday flagship Night on Stars got a downward revision in its prize pool guarantee. Despite the correction, a below-par turnout of 315 entries resulted in the site having to fill in an overlay worth ₹12,500 on the ₹8 Lakhs posted GTD. The tourney came to a close after an even heads-up chop between the mystery user MH1024 and Shardul ‘merci999’ Parthasarathi, with each player walking away with ₹1.30 Lakhs. Parthasarathi has more than ₹2.08 Crores in recorded online winnings.

The third-place finisher was PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved, who won ₹80,739. He had a productive Wednesday grind that saw him FT-ing two tourneys and bagging a top 5-stack on Day 1A of The Game Changer 3.0. His other FT finish came in Spartan Poker’s Mega Freeze, where he placed third for ₹50,085. He banked over ₹1.30 Lakhs yesterday.

The other big-ticket tourney on the site was the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush. It played out amid 204 runners yesterday, distributing a prize pool worth ₹5.10 Lakhs. In the end, Siddharth ‘siddonuts’ Pandey championed the event for ₹95,942 after beating Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla (runner-up for ₹68,219) in the heads-up play.

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
[email protected]₹1.10 LakhsMega Freeze ₹4 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Abhishek 'singhsaab' Goindi₹89,030Wednesday SuperStack 6-Max ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Captain_Levi₹56,250Gladiator ₹2.50 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Sanket ‘Sanket1402’ Rajput₹50,975Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
bhagatji₹38,779Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel₹34,500Pocket Dinner ₹1.50 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Barney787₹15,500Wow Wednesday ₹50K GTDPoker Dangal
Kingsunnu₹10,7506 Feet Under DeepStack PLO ₹25K GTDKhelo365
Proplr007₹6,480Grinder 2.0 NLHE ₹20KGTDKhelo365


Game Changer 3.0 2 Crores GTD Day 1A – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 722

Re-entries – 308

Survivors – 114

India’s most trusted online poker site, PokerBaazi has come with the third edition of its highly celebrated Game Changer franchise. The ₹2 Crores GTD tourney hit the ground running last night at 8 PM with the first of four starting flights. The event pulled in a large field of 1,030 entries on Day 1A.

One-hundred and fourteen players made it across Day 1A, with Jayant ‘loserfish19’ Makkar (434,000) emerging as the end of day chip leader followed by Vatsal ‘23offsuits’ Kumar (393,000).

Ankit ‘helter_skelter’ Kapoor (386,000), Shawn ‘achayan’ Jose (365,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (353,000), Ajoy ‘ajoy94’ Bala (350,000), Sandeep Singh ‘King19’ Kohli (345,000), Md ‘007Bahubali’ Zeeshan (334,000), Vignesh ‘Phoenixxx’ Ganapati (326,000) and Romit ‘tilt83’ Advani (304,000) featured among the other top stacks.

Prashanth Sekar was the first-ever Game Changer champion and banked ₹33 Lakhs in prize money following a four-way ICM deal. Shagun Jain had taken down the second edition of the event for ₹40.78 Lakhs.

Jayant Makkar
Jayant Makkar


Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Jayant ‘loserfish19’ Makkar – 434,000
  2. Vatsal ‘23offsuits’ Kumar – 393,000
  3. Ankit ‘helter_skelter’ Kapoor – 386,000
  4. Shawn ‘achayan’ Jose – 365,000
  5. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – 353,000
  6. Ajoy ‘ajoy94’ Bala – 350,000
  7. Sandeep Singh ‘King19’ Kohli – 345,000
  8. Md ‘007Bahubali’ Zeeshan – 334,000
  9. Vignesh ‘Phoenixxx’ Ganapati – 326,000
  10. Romit ‘tilt83’ Advani – 304,000


Destiny 30 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 332

Re-entries – 168

Rebuys – 258

Prize Pool – ₹37,70,000

Places Paid- 60

Spartan Poker`s ₹30 Lakhs GTD Destiny crushed its guarantee as a vast field of 758 entries helped generate a profitable prize pool of ₹37.70 Lakhs. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar proved the last man standing and captured the title for ₹9.80 Lakhs after defeating Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (runner-up for ₹6.03 Lakhs).

Kochhar has won several Spartan Poker marquees in the past, and the most notable of them is the Destiny 11.0 SnG finale that he took down in October last year for ₹6.51 Lakhs. He, in fact, final tabled two tourneys on Spartan Poker last night. His other deep run was in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Mega Freeze, where he placed eighth for ₹13,880.

Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha (6th for ₹1.13 Lakhs) and Gaurav ‘VantaBlack’ Gupta (7th for ₹94,250) FT-ed the tourney!

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar


Final Table Results

  1. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar -₹9,80,200
  2. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood -₹6,03,200
  3. rakecity -₹3,46,840
  4. Gogloo -₹2,45,050
  5. ajaybs08 -₹1,52,685
  6. Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha -₹1,13,100
  7. Gaurav ‘VantaBlack’ Gupta -₹94,250
  8. Imthefunnyguy -₹75,400
  9. Dheettttt -₹65,975


Night on Stars 8 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 189

Re-entries – 126

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 53

PokerStars India ran the ₹2,750 buy-in Night on Stars with a ₹8 Lakhs prize pool GTD on Wednesday. The event logged in 315 entries, registering an overlay worth ₹12,500.

After firing six bullets, anonymous user ‘MH1024’ clinched the title following a heads-up chop with online regular Shardul ‘merci999’ Parthasarathi. Both players walked away with ₹1.30 Lakhs in prize money.

A rising star in the domestic circuit, Parthasarathi is ranked #43 on the yearly leaderboard with ₹95.25 Lakhs in winnings.

PokerGuru Ambassador’s Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (3rd for ₹80,739) and Devvrat ‘[email protected]’ Arya (4th for ₹59,182), along with Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia (5th for ₹43,380) and Haider ‘clickasaur007’ Madraswala (6th for ₹31,797) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Shardul Parthasarathi
Runner-up Shardul Parthasarathi


Final Table Results

  1. MH1024 -₹1,30,211*
  2. Shardul ‘merci999’ Parthasarathi -₹1,30,211*
  3. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved -₹80,739
  4. Devvrat ‘[email protected]’ Arya -₹59,182
  5. Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia -₹43,380
  6. Haider ‘clickasaur007’ Madraswala -₹31,797
  7. Infic11 -₹23,307
  8. soma67029 -₹17,084
  9. Aggrolegend -₹12,523

*denotes heads-up deal


AOPS Brunch 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,250

Entries – 190

Re-entries – 125

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 34

Out of the 11 AOPS tournaments on the Wednesday schedule, only two could play down to a winner before technical issues forced the site to cancel all remaining tourneys. The ₹5 Lakhs GTD AOPS Brunch was among the few tourneys that completed their run. Registering 315 entries, the tourney got hit by an ₹1.46 Lakhs overlay, and the top 34 places got paid.

It was an anonymous user ‘Siddle’ who took down the title for ₹1.19 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with online reg Amarjeet ‘amarjeet1989’ Singh (runner-up for ₹82,232). Singh has over 50 recorded title victories and crossed the ₹46 Lakh-mark in online winnings with this score.

Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (6th for ₹18,750) and Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora (9th for ₹10,000) FT-ed the tourney!

Runner-up Amarjeet Singh
Runner-up Amarjeet Singh


Final Table Results

  1. Siddle –₹1,18,518*
  2. Amarjeet‘amarjeet1989’ Singh –₹82,232*
  3. siddhant0 –₹55,000
  4. Hiker53 –₹41,750
  5. Jacksback –₹28,750
  6. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar –₹18,750
  7. Misagh –₹15,000
  8. TheArtist88 –₹12,500
  9. Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora –₹10,000

*denotes heads-up deal


Big Bubble Rush 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 126

Re-entries – 78

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,10,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,55,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,55,000

Places Paid – 35

The ₹2,750 buy-in Big Bubble Rush surpassed its ₹5 Lakhs posted guarantee by₹10,000 after logging in 204 entries.

Siddharth ‘siddonuts’ Pandey locked horns with Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla for the title, and in the end, it was Pandey who came out on top to win ₹95,942 in first-place prize money. Chawla, who had shipped Adda52’s AOPS Table For 6 on June 29 for ₹1.74 Lakhs, came in second for ₹68,219.

Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar (4th for ₹32,070), Abhijeet ‘sexylady7766’ Kumar (5th for ₹23,647), Santosh ‘kaithsbluff’ Kaithal (6th for ₹16,165), Amar ‘AceConsultant’ Mehta (7th for ₹11,862), Armaan’armaan007111′ Kochhar (8th for ₹12,058) and Ankit ‘ankitmod’ Modi (9th for ₹8,347), FT-ed the tourney.

Siddharth Pandey
Siddharth Pandey


Final Table Results

  1. Siddharth ‘siddonuts’ Pandey -₹95,942
  2. Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla -₹68,219
  3. mr.bhatia -₹32,142
  4. Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar -₹32,070
  5. Abhijeet ‘sexylady7766’ Kumar -₹23,647
  6. Santosh ‘kaithsbluff’ Kaithal -₹16,165
  7. Amar ‘AceConsultant’ Mehta -₹11,862
  8. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar -₹12,058
  9. Ankit ‘ankitmod’ Modi -₹8,347


Mega Freeze 4 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 159

Prize Pool – ₹4,77,000

Places Paid – 23

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD Mega Freeze on Spartan Poker played out amid 159 runners. The event managed to obliterate the posted guarantee and run up a ₹4.77 Lakhs prize pool.

The final table was a reg-fest, but racing ahead of them all was [email protected]The player defeated ‘kush1968’ (runner-up for ₹75,127) heads-up to pocket the winner’s cheque worth ₹1.10 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (3rd for ₹50,085), Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor (4th for ₹41,002), Sanat ‘avneed’ Mehrotra (5th for ₹32,913), the latest Destiny champion Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (7th for ₹13,880), and Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar (9th for ₹9,301) were the other notables who FT-ed the tourney.


Destiny Junior 4 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 142

Re-entries – 51

Rebuys – 91

Prize Pool – ₹4,26,000

Places Paid – 25

The mini-version of the Destiny, the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Destiny Junior, mustered 284 entries yesterday, making for a ₹4.26 Lakhs prize pool.

Bringing things to a close was ‘Fishy27,’ who struck a three-way deal with ‘Yashi9696’ (2nd for ₹80,155) and Ganesh ‘Alqaeda’ Jrk (3rd for ₹68,048) before taking down the title for ₹81,836.

Ayan ‘interlalia_1’ Ray finished 5th for ₹27,690.


Wednesday SuperStack 6-Max ₹3 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 109

Re-entries – 70

Prize Pool – ₹3,58,000

Places Paid – 21

PokerBaazi’s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Wednesday SuperStack enjoyed a smashing run last night. The tourney collected a guarantee-busting ₹3.58 Lakhs in prize money on the back of a field of 179 entries. The top 21 places got paid.

It was none other than veteran pro and coach Abhishek ‘singhsaab’ Goindi, who bested another seasoned pro Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar (runner-up for ₹62,400) heads-up to claim the title and ₹89,030 in prize money.

Abhishek Goindi
Abhishek Goindi


This was Birewar’s second FT finish this week. He had placed 3rd in The Endeavour on Tuesday.

Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh (4th for ₹29,710) and Utkarsh ‘Sam20542’ Srivastava (5th for ₹22,300) posted final table scores.


Gladiator 2.50 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,250

Entries – 126

Re-entries – 81

Prize Pool – ₹2,50,000

Places Paid – 36

Pocket52`s ₹2.50 Lakhs Gladiator suffered an overlay of ₹17,125 after selling 207 entry slips. The winner emerged in ‘Captain_Levi,’ who defeated ‘Professor’ (2nd for ₹33,750) heads-up to win ₹56,250.

Rahul ‘Mrrahul777’ Kumar (3rd for ₹25,750) and Pocket Dinner winner Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel (5th for ₹15,000) were others on the six-handed FT.


Night Rider – Monster Stack 2.50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poke

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 215

Re-entries – 72

Re-buys – 128

Prize Pool – ₹3,32,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker’s ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Night Rider – Monster Stack attracted 415 contenders, generating a prize pool worth ₹3.32 Lakhs.

Mystery user ‘bhagatji’ took down the event for ₹38,779, following a seven-way deal with ‘whodahellru1’ (runner-up for ₹38,585), Arun ‘arungeo95’ George (3rd for ₹32,134), ‘Devildareman’ (4th for ₹32,110), ‘Aquib17’ (5th for ₹28,152), ‘TheScourge’ (6th for ₹27,241), and ‘Karthickanbu’ (7th for ₹19,695).


Ultimate PLO 2 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 64

Re-entries – 18

Rebuys – 24

Prize Pool – ₹2,12,000

Places Paid – 11

Spartan Poker’s popular PLO offering, the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Ultimate PLO, collected a ₹2.12 Lakhs prize pool after 106 players signed up.

A heads-up deal between the final two contenders saw Sanket ‘Sanket1402’ Rajput come out on top to win ₹50,975, while ‘EndlessSky’ placed runner-up for ₹47,821.

Well-known pro Anant ‘Pro’ Purohit (3rd for ₹27,136), Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain (5th for ₹15,586), and Himadri ‘Hi mad’ Pal (9th for ₹6,042) also final tabled the event.


Pocket Dinner 1.50 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 91

Re-entries – 41

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 27

Last night, the Pocket Dinner logged in 132 entries to leave an overlay of ₹18,000, and the top 27 places got paid.

Taking down the title was Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel, who defeated ‘Msdhoni007’ (runner-up for ₹21,000) heads-up to win ₹34,500.

Somesh Patel
Somesh Patel


Patel also placed 5th in Pocket52’s Gladiator for ₹15,000.


Wow Wednesday 50K GTD – Poker Dangal

Buy-in – ₹330

Entries – 52

Re-buys – 47

Add-ons – 24

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 8

‘Barney787’ championed Poker Dangal’s ₹50K GTD Wow Wednesday to take home ₹15,500 in cash prize after prevailing over ‘An_ant’ (runner-up for ₹10,500) in the heads-up play.

The event faced an overlay of ₹13,100 on the back of 123 entries, and the top eight places boarded the money bus.


6 Feet Under DeepStack PLO 25K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 26

Re-entries – 15

Prize Pool – ₹25,000

Places Paid – 5

‘Kingsunnu’ took down Khelo365’s 6 Feet Under DeepStack PLO last night for a payday worth ₹10,750.

The event booked a shortfall of ₹4,500 on meeting its ₹25K GTD after engaging 41 entries.


Grinder 2.0 NLHE 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 45

Re-entries – 36

Prize Pool – ₹20,250

Places Paid – 9

The ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 on Khelo365 was championed by ‘Proplr007,’ who boosted his bankroll by ₹6,480. ‘Killerdan’ earned ₹4,050 for placing second.

The tourney generated a prize pool of 2₹0,250 after attracting 81 players.


This report was updated at 2:30 PM on 02.07.2020.

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