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Daily Majors: Dhirendra Kumar, Abhinav Iyer, Kartik Ved, & Peushup Eugene Bank Seven-Figures on a Blockbuster Friday

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  • Arpit Jain November 21, 2020
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While ₹1 Crore GTD tourneys are generally reserved for Sundays, Friday brought a rare sight with Spartan Poker running not one – but two ₹1 Crore GTD events!

IPC`s Final Table Series (FTS) has indeed been a revelation. Even outside the massive guarantees, the world-class streaming of the featured events at the FTS has been an entertaining spectacle for the poker community. Friday set the pace for an action-packed weekend with the FT of the ₹1 Crore GTD FTS#8 Big Game racing to find a winner. Starting a few hours later was the ₹1 Crore GTD FTS#11 Highroller.

There was more than enough action at the other online platforms as well. The WPT Online India (WPTOI) series on Adda52 had an impressive lineup of flagships running while PokerStars India and PokerBaazi hosted their weekly Highroller tournies.

Let’s take a quick look at yesterday`s highlights.


Spartan Poker

There was a significant rail watching the cards-up FT live-stream of the ₹1 Crore GTD FTS#8 Big Game. Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar earned his day under the spotlights as he outplayed the start of the FT chip leader Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved heads-up to grab the mammoth ₹19.50 Lakhs cash prize. In addition to the champion`s medallion and a gift hamper from Spartan Poker, Kumar also crossed the benchmark ₹1-Crore in recorded earnings with the win. Ved banked a seven-figure score worth ₹12.40 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Dhirendra Kumar
Dhirendra Kumar


Just as the FTS#8 Big Game was winding up, the ₹1 Crore GTD FTS#11 Highroller fired up the engines. Starting at 8 PM, the ₹80,000 entry buy-in tourney brought together 156 entrants (93 unique players, 35 re-entries, and 28 re-buys) and played down till the six-handed FT was formed. Bagging the overnight chip lead was Rajesh ‘RULS’ Singh (2,206,826), and he has some fierce competition breathing down on him. MTT crushers Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (1,490,774) and Aditya ‘SuperuSer’ Sushant (1,322,962) round out the top three stacks of the day. Seasoned pros like Sajal Gupta (1,125,250), Jagdeep Singh (1,089,616) & PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul Raj (564,572) bring up the rear on the star-studded FT lineup. The FT resumes at 6 PM today, with the cards-up FT live-stream starting soon after. You can watch the live-stream on the social media channels of PokerGuru.

Rajesh Singh
Rajesh Singh


The other FTS tourney, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD FTS#12, commenced at 10 PM and went on for over eight and a half hours before PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli cut his way through the guarantee-smashing 611-entry field to win ₹4.97 Lakhs. He struck a heads-up deal with Young Gun Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia, who collected an equally impressive ₹4.66 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Naresh Veeravalli
Naresh Veeravalli


Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover is just unstoppable at the moment! He added another title to his glittering resume by taking down the ₹10 Lakhs GTD FTS#10 last night. He made his way through 534 entrants to pick-up ₹1.60 Lakhs for the win, following a three-way deal with ‘mainhunfish’ (runner-up for ₹1.52 Lakhs) and Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar (3rd for ₹1.21 Lakhs).

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover


Grover FT-ed at least two other tourneys on Friday, finishing sixth in the WPT India High Roller for ₹2.86 Lakhs and seventh in PokerStars India`s Battle Royale for ₹14,556.


PokerStars India

The Friday mainstay on PokerStars India, the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Highroller, brought in 143 entries who ponied up the ₹7,700 entry buy-in to leave an overlay of ₹1.99 Lakhs, and the top 23 places walked past the money line. Closing out a title win was PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan, who took away ₹2.49 Lakhs after defeating Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam (runner-up for ₹1.88 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.

Ankit Wadhawan
Ankit Wadhawan


The other featured tourney, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale, experienced an overlay of ₹45,000 after clocking in 182 entries. Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia fired six bullets before making it to the top for a ₹1.06 Lakhs payday. Anish ‘ALWAYSTHENUTS’ Suri finished runner-up for ₹58,005 (₹40,398 in prize money, ₹17,607 in bounties).

Vaibhav Bhatia
Vaibhav Bhatia




The WPT Online India series is on its last legs and will be closing out its smashing inaugural run this weekend.

The ₹2.5 Crore GTD WPT India Main Event ran its fifth starting flight yesterday with 248 hopefuls entering the field. Only 24 players advanced through to Day 2. Harry ‘Harrys111’ Singh (465,264), Ashok Kumar ‘justmissed’ Kailash (460,730), and ‘kapilsuneja’ (313,684) bagged the top three stacks of the day. The Main Event has already registered 1,379 entries (total) and needs 2,500 entries to break-even with five starting flights to go.

Harry Singh
Harry Singh


The ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT India Madness was another tourney that played out its fifth starting flight, i.e., Day 1E. The starting field of 439 entries was whittled down to 79 runners – all of them making the cut for Day 2. Ranveer Singh ‘seven2222’ Sandhu (269,832), Tarun ‘aggtarun’ Goyal (258,141), and ‘Hell12’ (227,609) carried forward the day`s top stacks. The ₹550 entry buy-in tourney has already logged in 1,622 entries.

Ranveer Singh Sandhu
Ranveer Singh Sandhu


The ₹50 Lakhs GTD WPT India High Roller was the WPT Trophy event of the day. Boasting a ₹27,500 entry buy-in, the tourney pulled in 270 entries (149 unique and 121 re-entries), and it took almost 10 hours of play to find a champion. Coming out on top of this competitive field was none other than India`s first solo bracelet winner Abhinav ‘checkshove’ Iyer, who added a WPT Trophy and ₹17.55 Lakhs to his name. Peushup ‘peushup’ Eugene banked an impressive ₹10.46 Lakhs after finishing runner-up!

Abhinav Iyer
Abhinav Iyer


The ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic registered 308 players – falling ₹79,580 short of its listed guarantee. TLB crusher Neeraj ‘Kumartomar’ Kumar was the last player standing in the tourney and pocketed ₹1.09 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Manash ‘Ravenclaws’ Kalita (runner-up for ₹91,247).

Neeraj Kumar
Neeraj Kumar


The ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT PLO Bounty gathered 188 entries, and the top 23 places took a bite out of the ₹5.08 Lakhs prize pool. Navin ‘kutkut69A’ Bohania took down the tourney to win ₹1.42 Lakhs.



The ₹50 Lakhs GTD Value Bomb is currently running its second edition. Day 1C of the multi-flight tourney logged in 486 entries, and only 55 players made it through to Day 2. Grabbing the pole position was MTT pro and coach Abhishek ‘singhsaab’ Goindi (472,000) with Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan (390,000) and ‘manojpatgar’ (314,000) next in line. Adding the 1,024 entries from the first two opening days, the tourney has recorded 1,510 entries so far.

Abhishek Goindi
Abhishek Goindi


PokerBaazi’s signature Friday tourney, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller, clocked in 156 entries, and the top 18 places earned a share of the ₹15.60 Lakhs prize pool. Well-known MTT pro Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra outpaced the competition to collect ₹4.02 Lakhs in prize money. The mystery user ‘Steelbala’ finished runner-up for ₹2.81 Lakhs.

Sanat Mehrotra
Sanat Mehrotra


The other Friday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
Kritagya ‘kritagya_17’ Sharma₹90,160WPT Late NIght ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Avinash ‘avinkon’ Koneru ₹82,350WPT Multiplier ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sankesh ‘CHERRYPAJI’ Kumar ₹47,501WPT Alpha ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Pandurang Baburao ‘PandaRage’ Ghule₹44,200WPT Hustle ₹1.7 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Buster ₹42,230Friday 5PLO ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Veer7700₹36,968Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
berojgar₹30,680Grinders#29 PLO BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Nishant ‘stockfull’ Pandey₹30,190Grinders#26 ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Mr.Wonderful₹29,650Grinders#30 ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Rajneesh ‘Msdhoni’ Thakur₹29,560Grinders#28 6-Max Holdem BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
anvit27₹26,400Dangal Friday ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu₹23,114Afternoon on Stars ₹1 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Saruabi0786₹23,000Hercules ₹1 Lakh GTDPocket52
Nomercy3801₹12,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
Santoshi₹7,500Point Blank ₹15K GTDKhelo365


WPT India ME 2.5 Crore Day 1E – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 170

Re-entries – 78

Survivors – 24

Day 1E of the ₹2.5 Crore WPT Online India Main Event drew 248 entries. After the stipulated levels of play, only 24 runners made the cut for Day 2.

Harry ‘Harrys111’ Singh (465,264) bagged the most massive stack of the day, with Ashok Kumar ‘justmissed’ Kailash (460,730) and ‘kapilsuneja’ (313,684) rounding out the top three stacks on Day 1E.

The other top stacks belonged to Anish Kumar ‘StackOverflow’ Patra (278,042), Vishal ‘IsnapUcry’ Madan (188,425), Himanshu ‘bagdwalhimanshu’ Bagdwal (177,972), Ashumi ‘Ashumi’ Parakh (170,451) and Kunal ‘KunalPatni’ Patni (148,014).

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1E

  1. Harry ‘Harrys111’ Singh – 465,264
  2. Ashok Kumar ‘justmissed’ Kailash – 460,730
  3. kapilsuneja – 313,684
  4. Anish Kumar ‘StackOverflow’ Patra – 278,042
  5. Vishal ‘IsnapUcry’ Madan – 188,425
  6. Himanshu ‘bagdwalhimanshu’ Bagdwal – 177,972
  7. xxbajxx – 176,745
  8. Ashumi ‘Ashumi’ Parakh – 170,451
  9. Kunal ‘KunalPatni’ Patni – 148,014
  10. Iskander – 133,196


FTS#8 Big Game 1 Crore GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹22,000

Entries – 256

Re-entries – 105

Re-buys – 91

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,00,000

Places Paid – 47

The first ₹1 Crore GTD tourney at the FTS to play down to a winner, the FTS Big Game culminated last night. Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar, who had entered the final table with the third-largest stack, bested PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved in the heads-up showdown to claim a gold FTS champion`s medallion and a personal-best ₹19.50 Lakhs in prize money. Ved took home an equally impressive ₹12.40 Lakhs.

Kumar had last banked a six-figure score worth ₹2.20 Lakhs in PokerBaazi’s Saturday staple ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Crest on November 7. Last night`s emphatic victory boosted his lifetime MTT cashes to ₹1.17 Crores – helping him cross the benchmark ₹1 Crore-mark in recorded online earnings.

Next on the payouts list were Sagar ‘strangeplay’ Choudhury (3rd for ₹9.18 Lakhs), Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay (4th for ₹7.51 Lakhs), Srihari ‘bangbang99’ Bang (5th for ₹5.92 Lakhs), Eshan ‘Ekapoor’ Kapoor (6th for ₹4.52 Lakhs) and Mohit ‘ro3bet’ Goyal (7th for ₹3.22 Lakhs).

Runner-up Kartik Ved
Runner-up Kartik Ved


Final Table Results

  1. Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar – ₹19,50,000
  2. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – ₹12,40,000
  3. Sagar ‘strangeplay’ Choudhury – ₹9,18,891
  4. Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay – ₹7,51,000
  5. Srihari ‘bangbang99’ Bang – ₹5,92,000
  6. Eshan ‘Ekapoor’ Kapoor – 4,52,000
  7. Mohit ‘ro3bet’ Goyal – ₹3,22,891
  8. Sid297 – ₹2,34,891


FTS#11 Highroller 1 Crore GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹80,000

Entries – 93

Re-entries – 35

Re-buys – 28

Prize Pool – ₹1,17,00,000

Places Paid – 17

The third of six featured tournaments of the FTS, the ₹1 Crore GTD FTS#11 Highroller, was also the second tourney at the series after the FTS Big Game to offer an eight-figure guarantee. However, unlike the FTS Big Game, the FTS Highroller obliterated its guarantee as a turnout of 156 participants helped collect ₹1.17 Crores in the prize pool.

Following the elimination of Abhishek ‘MambaMentality’ Goindi in seventh place for ₹5.20 Lakhs, the six-handed final table was set up.

Rajesh ‘RULS’ Singh grabbed the overnight chip lead with a massive stack of 2,206,826. He is trailed by two of the domestic circuit`s biggest names – Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (1,490,774) and Aditya ‘SuperuSer’ Sushant (1,322,962). Sajal ‘GoMuckYourself’ Gupta (1,125,250), Jagdeep ‘Zenos’ Singh (1,089,616), and PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Super Kings’ Raj (564,572) are also very much in contention in the tourney.

The final table commences at 6 PM today and will be live-streamed on the social media platforms of PokerGuru!

2nd in Chips Raghav Bansal
2nd in Chips Raghav Bansal


Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Rajesh ‘RULS’ Singh – 2,206,826
  2. Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal – 1,490,774
  3. Aditya ‘SuperuSer’ Sushant – 1,322,962
  4. Sajal ‘GoMuckYourself’ Gupta – 1,125,250
  5. Jagdeep ‘Zenos’ Singh – 1,089,616
  6. Gokul ‘Super Kings’ Raj – 564,572


The Value Bomb Day 1C 50 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 342

Re-entries – 144

Survivors – 55

The third starting flight of PokerBaazi’s ₹50 Lakhs GTD The Value Bomb pulled in 486 entries (342 entries and 144 re-entries), with 55 survivors jumping across to Day 2.

After completing three starting flights, the total registrations currently stand at 1,510 entries, and the final flight, Day 1D, kicks off tonight.

Accomplished MTT pro and poker coach Abhishek singhsaab’ Goindi emerged as the end-of-day chip leader with a stack of 472,000. Thursday’s The Summit runner-up Sreekanth n0thing’ Narayan (390,000) and ‘manojpatgar’ (314,000) bagged the next top stacks.

Day 2 promises to have a lot of talent in the running as notables like Shashank Iverson003’ Shekhar (305,000), Vivekk Vivek25’ Dube (268,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh ‘holdbaby’ Chadha (264,000), Bhanu Chennaino1’ Prakash KC (235,000), and Raghavendra ThikanaCK’ Hada (226,000) have also made it across to Day 2.

2nd in Chips Sreekanth Narayan
2nd in Chips Sreekanth Narayan


Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1C

  1. Abhishek ‘singhsaab’ Goindi – 472,000
  2. Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan – 390,000
  3. manojpatgar – 314,000
  4. Shashank ‘Iverson003’ Shekhar – 305,000
  5. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube – 268,000
  6. Arjanveer Singh ‘holdbaby’ Chadha – 264,000
  7. Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC – 235,000
  8. brokenheart96 – 233,000
  9. Pokerdonk – 231,000
  10. Raghavendra ‘ThikanaCK’ Hada – 226,000


WPT India High Roller 50 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹27,500

Entries – 149

Re-entries – 121

Prize Pool – ₹67,50,000

Places Paid – 27

The ₹50 Lakhs GTD WPT India High Roller enjoyed a smashing run last night. Despite the various flagships running at the other online platforms, it managed to register 270 entries (149 unique and 121 re-entries) to collect a guarantee-crushing ₹67.50 Lakhs!

The ₹27,500 entry buy-in tournament started at 9 PM and had a near 10-hour-long run till 6.45 AM when former bracelet winner Abhinav ‘checkshove’ Iyer defeated Peushup ‘peushup’ Eugene (runner-up for ₹10.46 Lakhs) heads-up to win his first WPT Trophy and ₹17.55 Lakhs in prize money.

While both Iyer and Eugene banked seven-figure scores, also ending their runs on the FT were Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (3rd for ₹7.86 Lakhs), Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (4th for ₹5.73 Lakhs), and Young Gun`s Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia (5th for ₹3.88 Lakhs), and Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (6th for ₹2.86 Lakhs).

Runner-up Peushup Eugene
Runner-up Peushup Eugene


Final Table Results

  1. Abhinav ‘checkshove’ Iyer – ₹17,55,000
  2. Peushup ‘peushup’ Eugene – ₹10,46,250
  3. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹7,86,375
  4. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹5,73,750
  5. Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia – ₹3,88,125
  6. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – ₹2,86,875


FTS#12 30 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 304

Re-entries – 121

Re-buys – 186

Prize Pool – ₹30,55,000

Places Paid – 63

The ₹30 Lakhs GTD FTS#12 pulled in 611 entries, collecting a juicy ₹30.55 Lakhs in prize money.

After almost nine hours of play, PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli championed the tourney to win ₹4.97 Lakhs, following a heads-up chop with Young Gun Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia (runner-up for ₹4.66 Lakhs).

Veeravalli has been in cracking form recently with a string of title victories under his belt. This includes shipping Spartan Poker’s The Race for ₹1.41 Lakhs and Adda52’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD WPT Mini 6-Max for ₹1.89 Lakhs on November 10. He currently boasts ₹2.65 Crores in recorded online earnings.

PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘Jai Bajarangbali’ Desai (5th for ₹1.66 Lakhs), Ashutosh ‘trailblazera’ Kumar (6th for ₹1.30 Lakhs), Rajat ‘GoldSpot’ Sharma (7th for ₹98,066) and Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer (8th for ₹69,654) were others who FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Siddharth Karia
Runner-up Siddharth Karia


Final Table Results

  1. Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli – ₹4,97,362*
  2. Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia – ₹4,66,490*
  3. harshitkumar17 – ₹2,67,313
  4. alokvr – ₹2,12,323
  5. Shashank ‘Jai Bajarangbali’ Desai – ₹1,66,498
  6. Ashutosh ‘trailblazera’ Kumar – ₹1,30,449
  7. Rajat ‘GoldSpot’ Sharma – ₹98,066
  8. Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer – ₹69,654

*denotes heads-up deal


WPT India Madness 15 Lakhs GTD Day 1E – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 288

Re-entries – 151

Survivors – 79

Total entries – 439

The ₹550 entry buy-in ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT India Madness played out its fifth starting flight on Friday.

Day 1E registered 439 entries, with only 79 among them securing their seats for Day 2.

Ranveer Singh ‘seven2222’ Sandhu (269,832) led the group of survivors to Day 2, with Tarun ‘aggtarun’ Goyal (258,141) and ‘Hell12’ (227,609) not far behind.

PokerStars India`s “Star of the Month” – October, Shailesh ‘MrShailesh’ Patel (167,464) also featured among the top stacks of the day.

2nd in Chips Tarun Goyal
2nd in Chips Tarun Goyal


Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1E

  1. Ranveer Singh ‘seven2222’ Sandhu – 269,832
  2. Tarun ‘aggtarun’ Goyal – 258,141
  3. Hell12 – 227,609
  4. documents41 – 218,063
  5. GamblerGopi69 – 197,803
  6. Lokimon – 194,992
  7. thams07 – 169,483
  8. Shailesh ‘MrShailesh’ Patel – 167,464
  9. XXX2837 – 147,943
  10. pokerfish86 – 134,870


The Weekly HighRoller 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 99

Re-entries – 57

Prize Pool – ₹15,60,000

Places Paid – 18

While the Value Bomb happened to be the star attraction at PokerBaazi, the site`s Friday mainstay, The Weekly HighRoller, wasn`t lacking participation either. A ₹15.60 Lakhs prize pool was created by 156 contenders, and the same was shared among the top 18 finishes.

MTT reg Sanat mehro2511’ Mehrotra outduelled ‘Steelbala’ to collect the lion’s share of ₹4.02 Lakhs after more than eight hours of battle. The latter walked away with ₹2.81 Lakhs for their efforts.

Mehrotra’s online scorecard has improved to ₹3.86 Crores with this win – just a few steps away from hitting the ₹4 Crore-milestone.

The trailblazer, Young Gun Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia, finished 3rd for ₹1.81 Lakhs while Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha (5th for ₹1 Lakh) also FT-ed the tourney.

Karia collected another ₹4.66 Lakhs last night from his runner-up finish in Spartan Poker’s ₹30 Lakhs GTD FTS#12.

Final Table Results

  1. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹4,02,000
  2. Steelbala – ₹2,81,000
  3. Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia – ₹1,81,000
  4. C_U_LATER – ₹1,34,000
  5. Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha – ₹1,00,000
  6. Ikka5 – ₹80,340


Highroller 12 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 87

Re-entries – 56

Prize Pool – ₹12,00,000

Places Paid – 23

A total of 143 contenders signed up for the ₹7,700 entry buy-in Highroller on PokerStars India. The tournament offered a ₹12 Lakhs guarantee, while all 23 ITM finishers earned TLB points towards the site’s “Star of the Month” – November leaderboard race.

Instead of the usual 7.30 PM slot, the event began 15 minutes late and registered an overlay deficit of ₹1.99 Lakhs.

It was well past 2 AM in the morning when the dust settled and claiming the bragging rights was PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan. Wadhawan, who had on Wednesday captured the ₹20 Lakhs GTD FTS #6 for ₹4.65 Lakhs, pocketed the winner’s prize of ₹2.49 Lakhs, bringing his tally of lifetime MTT winnings to ₹4.17 Crores.

Young Gun Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam placed runner-up for ₹1.88 Lakhs, while Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla (3rd for ₹1.42 Lakhs), and PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘Mystic Peaks’ Singh (6th for ₹61,116) also ran deep in the event.

Runner-up Anujkumar Kodam
Runner-up Anujkumar Kodam


Final Table Results

  1. Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹2,49,995
  2. Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam – ₹1,88,615
  3. Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla – ₹1,42,306
  4. GudThimma – ₹1,07,366
  5. Czar2110 – ₹81,005
  6. Vivek ‘Mystic Peaks’ Singh – ₹61,116
  7. chittu10 – ₹46,111
  8. superjericho300 – ₹34,790


FTS#10 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 271

Re-entries – 96

Re-buys – 167

Prize Pool – ₹10,68,000

Places Paid – 55

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD FTS#10 drew 534 entries, surpassing its guarantee by ₹68,000.

Running from 6 PM to 1:11 AM, the ₹2,200 entry buy-in tourney eventually found a winner in Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover, who added ₹1.60 Lakhs to his bankroll. Ranked #2 on the annual leaderboard, Grover claimed his second FTS title as he had taken down the first featured event at the series, the FTS Kick-Off, on November 18. Grover now has ₹5.96 Crores in recorded online earnings, of which ₹3.56 Crores he has earned this year.

A three-way deal saw ‘mainhunfish’ (runner-up for ₹1.52 Lakhs) and Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar (3rd for ₹1.21 Lakhs) also secure podium finishes.

Siddharth ‘CARDashian66’ Kadel (4th for ₹76,789), Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru (6th for ₹46,778), and Anubhav ‘KillaBot’ Ray (8th for ₹25,204) also earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – ₹1,60,125*
  2. mainhunfish – ₹1,52,175*
  3. Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar – ₹1,21,200*
  4. Siddharth ‘CARDashian66’ Kadel – ₹76,789
  5. vitaminc – ₹60,769
  6. Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru – ₹46,778
  7. @[email protected] – ₹34,816
  8. Anubhav ‘KillaBot’ Ray – ₹25,204

*denotes three-way deal


WPT PLO Bounty 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹4,000

Entries – 96

Re-entries – 92

Regular Prize Pool – ₹5,07,600

Places Paid – 23

Adda52’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT PLO Bounty gathered a player pool of 188 entries, which generated a ₹5.08 Lakhs prize pool. The top 23 places boarded the money bus.

Navin ‘kutkut69A’ Bohania raced past the competition and walked away with ₹1.42 Lakhs along with additional bounty prizes. This happens to be the player’s best-recorded finish on the site and his second WPT Online victory. On November 11, he had taken down the WPT Late Night PLO for ₹57,039.

‘MadMonkey’ placed runner-up for ₹85,277 (bounties extra).

Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (3rd for ₹64,465), Chirag ‘cs56’ Sodha (4th for ₹45,684), and Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh (5th for ₹31,725) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results (Excluding Bounties)

  1. Navin ‘kutkut69A’ Bohania – ₹1,42,128
  2. MadMonkey – ₹85,277
  3. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – ₹64,465
  4. Chirag ‘cs56’ Sodha – ₹45,684
  5. Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh – ₹31,725
  6. amarkhatri999 – ₹22,842


WPT Classic 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,500

Entries – 175

Re-entries – 133

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 34

Adda52`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic pulled in 308 runners to post a shortfall of ₹79,580.

Neeraj ‘Kumartomar’ Kumar was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹1.10 Lakhs after a heads-up deal with Manash ‘Ravenclaws’ Kalita (runner-up for ₹91,247). Kumar’s lifetime record stands tall at ₹4.5 Crores.

Praveen ‘thepokerfaceblr’ Chandra (3rd for ₹55,000), Vyankatesh ‘FollowTheProcess’ Darade (4th for ₹41,750), Ankit ‘kasatankit’ Kasat (5th for ₹28,750), Chaitanya ‘crylighter’ Dhingra (6th for ₹18,750), and Kamal ‘Kjo’ Joshi (7th for ₹15,000) were the other FT finishers in the tourney.

Runner-up Manash Kalita
Runner-up Manash Kalita


Final Table Results

  1. Neeraj ‘Kumartomar’ Kumar – ₹1,09,503*
  2. Manash ‘Ravenclaws’ Kalita – ₹91,247*
  3. Praveen ‘thepokerfaceblr’ Chandra – ₹55,000
  4. Vyankatesh ‘FollowTheProcess’ Darade – ₹41,750
  5. Ankit ‘kasatankit’ Kasat – ₹28,750
  6. Chaitanya ‘crylighter’ Dhingra – ₹18,750
  7. Kamal ‘Kjo’ Joshi – ₹15,000
  8. pl_618 – ₹12,500

*denotes a heads-up deal


Battle Royale 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 106

Re-entries – 76

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 31

The second marquee tourney running on PokerStars India, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale, took off at 9.30 PM and logged in 182 entries. The tournament fell into an overlay of ₹45,000, and the top 31 finishers shared the spoils.

PokerStars India regular Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia dominated the show and snagged the title after defeating Anish ‘ALWAYSTHENUTS’ Suri (runner-up for ₹58,006) in heads-up play. Along with bounties, Bhatia pocketed ₹1.06 Lakhs.

The other known names on the FT were Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan (3rd for ₹39,739), Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora (4th for ₹27,119), Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar (6th for ₹17,342) and Young Gun Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover (7th for ₹14,556).

Runner-up Anish Suri
Runner-up Anish Suri


Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia – ₹1,06,541
  2. Anish ‘ALWAYSTHENUTS’ Suri – ₹58,006
  3. Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan – ₹39,739
  4. Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora – ₹27,119
  5. rattlesnake3:16 – ₹24,376
  6. Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar – ₹17,342
  7. Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover – ₹14,556
  8. Ish1111 – ₹9,608
  9. #kilmepls# – ₹8,120


Dangal Friday 1.2 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 89

Re-entries – 44

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 20

The ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Dangal Friday was championed by ‘anvit27,’ who took home ₹26,400. Site regular ‘Joonjoon’ finished runner-up for ₹19,800.

Online reg Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna placed third for ₹14,400.


Hercules 1 Lakh GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹770

Entries – 100

Re-entries – 31

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 19

Pocket52’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Hercules registered an overlay of ₹8,300 on the back of 131 registrations.

‘Saruabi0786’ championed the event for ₹23,000, while ‘reallife’ added ₹16,500 to their bankroll for their second-place finish.

Deepak Pal ‘deepak2713’ Bansal (4th for ₹9,000) and Aniruddha ‘Pocketaces_’ Joshi (6th for ₹5,000) FT-ed the tourney.


Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 62

Re-entries – 28

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 13

The anonymous user ‘Nomercy3801’ defeated ‘Hotshot666’ (runner-up for 9,000) heads-up to win the ₹50K GTD Unravel title for ₹12,500.

Aniruddha ‘Pocketaces_’ Joshi, who placed sixth in the Hercules, scored another ₹5,000 for finishing fourth. Saiyaad ‘maxwel07’ Asad (5th for ₹4,000) and Kiran ‘MrBadshaa’ Pawar (6th for ₹3,000) were the other FT finishers.


Prime Time PLO 30K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 20

Re-entries – 15

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 4

The ₹30K GTD Prime Time PLO was taken down by Winner21 for ₹13,800.


Point Blank 15K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹220

Entries – 19

Re-entries – 4

Rebuys – 24

Add-ons – 14

Prize Pool – ₹15,000

Places Paid – 3

Khelo365 loyalist ‘Santoshi’ championed ₹15K GTD Prime Time PLO for ₹7,500.


This report was updated at 6:30 PM on 21.11.2020.

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