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Daily Majors: Patni, Kumar, Narwal, Munot & Bang Bank the Top Thursday Scores

Daily Majors: Patni, Kumar, Narwal, Munot & Bang
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  • Namita Ghosh September 18, 2020
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If it was the GPS High Roller last week, this Thursday was dominated by the INCOOP Super Highroller on PokerStars India running alongside other flagships like the Godfather and the Ultron. For mid and low-stakes players, the ongoing UVS on Spartan Poker provided enough action.

Let’s quickly recap the Thursday headlines.


Spartan Poker

The day`s biggest draw on Spartan Poker was the Ultron. The tournament had a ₹25 Lakhs guarantee last week but returned with a reduced ₹18 Lakhs guarantee last night. The decision was wise as a turnout of 522 entries helped collect a healthy ₹20.88 Lakhs prize pool. There were several talented players on the final table but outlasting them all was the anonymous player ‘crockroax021,’ who won ₹3.82 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘H0PE’ (runner-up for ₹2.83 Lakh). With the win, the champion has boosted their earnings on Spartan Poker to ₹16.27 Lakhs.

Others who made it to the FT included Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (3rd for ₹1.94 Lakhs), Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (4th for ₹1.57 Lakhs), the Godfather champion Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar (5th for ₹1.24 Lakhs), Rohan ‘Redington’ Soman (6th for ₹94,378), and Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (8th for ₹50,947).

In the ₹7.5 Lakhs Monster Stack, Wednesday’s INCOOP-146 Night on Stars champion Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B. Iyer outlasted 432 entries to eventually clash with ‘Stalin_spartan’ heads-up for the title. The duo finally decided upon a deal that saw ‘Stalin_spartan’ claim the title and ₹1.52 lakhs, with Iyer conceding to a runner-up finish for ₹1.35 Lakhs.

Headlining the UVS schedule was the ₹4.5 Lakhs GTD UVS #18, where ‘W@rCry’ topped a 452-entry field to win ₹65,070 after striking a three-way deal with ‘Ottomanrebels’ (2nd for ₹60,509) and ‘arcadiaaa’ (3rd for ₹59,595).



It’s winding down to a weekend that promises to be a thrilling one for PokerBaazi players. Yes, we refer to the ₹2 Crores GTD Game Changer that played out its second starting flight yesterday. The ₹5,500 buy-in tourney had a good start on Wednesday with Day 1A pulling in 855 entries. Day 1B brought in another 814 entries (547 unique and 267 re-entries), expanding the field to 1,669 entries.

Only 83 players survived the day’s onslaught, and bagging the most massive stack among the survivors was PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh (532,000). Following Singh was ‘5pranay’ (453,000), former WPT Main Event champion Vikash ‘Mantvik’ Mantri (357,000), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (344,000).

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh


Counting the 97 survivors from Day 1A, 180 players have assured themselves a seat for the Day 2 finale on Sunday.



Not one to be left behind, Adda52 ran its Thursday flagship Godfather with a generous ₹30 Lakhs prize pool guarantee. The tournament drew 576 entries to experience a manageable ₹1.20 Lakhs shortfall. The event turned out to be a long-drawn affair with the heads-up play coming to an end in the wee hours of Friday morning. Dhirendra ‘Dhiru006’ Kumar was on a rampage last night as he ran through a fiercely competitive FT to capture the title for ₹7.05 Lakhs. This is Kumar’s best-recorded online score to date and his first time winning a flagship title. In fact, he had come whiskers close to winning the Godfather only two weeks ago on September 3, placing runner-up for ₹4.11 Lakhs.

Dhirendra Kumar
Dhirendra Kumar


Kumar also final tabled the Ultron on Spartan Poker, where he finished fifth for ₹1.24 Lakhs, earning ₹8.29 Lakhs on Thursday.

Kumar`s heads-up opponent in the Godfather was the former IOPC Millionaire champion Srihari ‘zombieballs’ Bang, currently ranked #3 on the annual leaderboard. A runner-up payout of ₹4.11 Lakhs has brought him closer to the #2 ranked Arsh Grover.

Sam ‘lokimon’ Anand (3rd for ₹2.73 Lakhs), Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (5th for ₹1.50 Lakhs), Naresh ‘fireexit’ Rathnam (7th for ₹82,500), and Deepak ‘bothras’ Bothra (8th for ₹60,000) were the other prominent FT finishers in the Godfather.

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Table For 6 saw the anonymous ‘Brainny’ besting 174 others to win ₹1.40 Lakhs. The tournament overlaid ₹62,500.


PokerStars India

It was a BIG Thursday at PokerStars India that saw the ₹50 Lakhs GTD INCOOP – 157 Super Highroller kick off at 7.30 PM. The tournament registered 181 entries (115 unique and 66 re-entries) to escape with just a ₹4.75 Lakhs shortfall. After more than seven hours of play, the last three players standing struck a deal, and Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni walked away with the title and a payday of ₹8.31 Lakhs. The banker-turned-poker pro has crossed the 2-Crore mark in recorded winnings this year with his victory run.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni


Young Gun Ujjwal ‘CougarHunter69’ Narwal (runner-up for ₹7.39 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘chipcharity999’ Munot (3rd for ₹7.16 Lakhs) finished in close distance.

The other prominents on the 8-max table included Shashank ‘felterr’ Jain (5th for ₹3.07 Lakhs), Amar ‘AceConsultant’ Mehta (6th for ₹2.29 LakhS), Anant ‘Dr4gonW4rrior’ Purohit (7th for ₹1.71 Lakhs), and Raghav ‘maddyrag’ Madan (8th for ₹1.27 Lakhs).

The ₹2,750 entry buy-in INCOOP-159 ₹6 Lakhs GTD The Classic saw Vishal ‘DeadGrinder1’ Madan come out on top of the 221-entry field and eventually make an equal chop with his heads-up rival Myron khAAbib’ Pereira before clinching the title. Both players banked ₹1.15 Lakhs each.

Vishal Madan
Vishal Madan


The other notable scorers of the week include –

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
W@rCry₹65,070UVS #18 ₹4.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj₹61,200Pocket Whopper ₹3 LakhsPocket52
Dhawal 'Pokerpro5553' Bagaria₹56,645Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
abhinaos₹54,000Afternoon Adda ₹2 Lakhs GTD 8 Max Adda52
pokerboy420₹43,244Night Rider – DeepStack Turbo ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
pranay1245₹40,865INCOOP–162 Ultrasonic ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Saurabh ‘Romosa’ Ramola₹37,500Pocket Dinner ₹1.5 LakhsPocket52
MrBigSlick139₹34,628INCOOP–160 Bigstack Turbo ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
mithun123₹34,500Pocket Lunch ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPocket52
hypnotize₹28,800Warrior Arena ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPoker Dangal
Pawan76₹12,900Hitman ₹30K GTDKhelo365
nishantdreams₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365


Game Changer 2 Crores GTD Day 1B PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 547

Re-entries – 267

Survivors – 83

The second starting flight of PokerBaazi’s ₹2 Crores GTD Game Changer 4.0 is now in the books. Day 1B gathered 814 entries (547 unique and 267 re-entries), expanding the field to 1,669 entries (Day 1A – 855 and Day 1B – 814).

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh grabbed the end-of-day chip lead with a stack of 532,000. Singh is a good distance ahead of the next big stacks, ‘5pranay’ (453,000) and Vikash ‘Mantvik’ Mantri (357,000).

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (344,000), Satyam ‘bolu123’ Shukla (258,000), and Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh (250,000) were others who bagged top stacks.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh – 532,000
  2. 5pranay – 453,000
  3. Vikash ‘Mantvik’ Mantri – 357,000
  4. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – 344,000
  5. Missbluff – 315,000
  6. Amanace – 283,000
  7. guggu – 260,000
  8. Satyam ‘bolu123’ Shukla – 258,000
  9. rotholer07 – 255,000
  10. Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh – 250,000


INCOOP-157 Super Highroller 50 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹27,500

Entries – 115

Re-entries – 66

Prize Pool – ₹50,00,000

Places Paid – 31

Sporting the most expensive buy-in among all the flagships yesterday, PokerStars India’s INCOOP-157 Super Highroller was also the biggest guaranteed tourney on Thursday. Registering 181 entries, the ₹27,500 entry buy-in tourney fell ₹4.75 Lakhs short of meeting its advertised ₹50 Lakhs prize pool guarantee.

After almost seven-and-half hours of nail-biting action, Mumbai-based pro Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni came out trumps to win his best-recorded score on PokerStars India worth ₹8.32 Lakhs. The banker-turned poker pro has also become the 17th player to cross ₹2 Crores in recorded MTT scores for the year with a total tally touching ₹2.8 Crores.

Before taking down the title, Patni struck a three-way deal with Young Gun Ujjwal ‘CougarHunter69’ Narwal (runner-up for ₹7.40 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘chipcharity999’ Munot (3rd for ₹7.17 Lakhs).

Guneet ‘GSK1515’ Kwatra was the unfortunate money bubble in the event, assuring the remaining 31 players a min-cash of ₹49,266.

Young Gun Devang ‘trappyfish93’ Yadav went out in tenth place for ₹92,893.

Shashank ‘felterr’ Jain (5th for ₹3.07 Lakhs), Amar ‘AceConsultant’ Mehta (6th for ₹2.29 Lakhs), Anant ‘Dr4gonW4rrior’ Purohit (7th for ₹1.71 Lakhs), Raghav ‘maddyrag’ Madan (8th for ₹1.28 Lakhs), and Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha (9th for ₹1.09 Lakhs) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Ujjwal Narwal
Runner-up Ujjwal Narwal


Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni – ₹8,31,515*
  2. Ujjwal ‘CougarHunter69’ Narwal – ₹7,39,935*
  3. Ashish ‘chipcharity999’ Munot – ₹7,16,553*
  4. theoldestkid – ₹4,12,301
  5. Shashank ‘felterr’ Jain – ₹3,07,494
  6. Amar ‘AceConsultant’ Mehta – ₹2,29,329
  7. Anant ‘Dr4gonW4rrior’ Purohit – ₹1,71,033
  8. Raghav ‘maddyrag’ Madan – ₹1,27,557
  9. Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha – ₹1,08,854

*denotes a three-way deal


Godfather 30 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 282

Re-entries – 294

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 63

Adda52’s Thursday flagship, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD Godfather, witnessed 576 sign-ups who bought-in for ₹5,500 to leave an overlay of ₹1.20 Lakhs. The event commenced at 8 PM and took over nine hours to play down to a champion.

MTT reg Dhirendra ‘Dhiru006’ Kumar had a smashing Thursday run as he raced past the competition to win the title and a career-best ₹7.05 Lakhs in the event! Before this win, he placed 5th in Spartan Poker`s ₹18 Lakhs GTD Ultron for ₹1.20 Lakhs.

The #3 ranked player on the annual leaderboard, top MTT pro Srihari ‘zombieballs’ Bang, finished runner-up for ₹4.11 Lakhs.

The eight-max FT included online regs like Sam ‘lokimon’ Anand (3rd for ₹2.73 Lakhs), Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (5th for ₹1.50 Lakhs), Naresh ‘fireexit’ Rathnam (7th for ₹82,500), and Deepak ‘bothras’ Bothra (8th for ₹60,000).

Runner-up Srihari Bang
Runner-up Srihari Bang


Final Table Results

  1. Dhirendra ‘Dhiru006’ Kumar – ₹7,05,000
  2. Srihari ‘zombieballs’ Bang – ₹4,11,000
  3. Sam ‘lokimon’ Anand – ₹2,73,000
  4. shay88 – ₹2,10,000
  5. Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna – ₹1,50,000
  6. rtuteja – ₹1,05,000
  7. Naresh ‘fireexit’ Rathnam – ₹82.500
  8. Deepak ‘bothras’ Bothra – ₹60,000


Ultron 18 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 252

Re-entries – 85

Rebuys – 185

Prize Pool – ₹20,88,000

Places Paid – 47

Spearheading the action at Spartan Poker was the site`s Thursday signature tourney, the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Ultron.

A turnout of 522 entries helped collect a profitable ₹20.88 Lakhs prize pool.

It took the anonymous user ‘crockroax021’ a little over seven hours to come out on top to win ₹3.82 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘H0PE’ (runner-up for ₹2.83 Lakhs). This happens to be the winner’s second-best recorded score on Spartan Poker, pushing their overall earnings on the site to ₹16.27 Lakhs.

Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (3rd for ₹1.94 Lakhs), Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (4th for ₹1.57 Lakhs), the Godfather champion Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar (5th for ₹1.24 Lakhs), Rohan ‘Redington’ Soman (6th for ₹94,378), and Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (8th for ₹50,947) posted FT scores.

Final Table Results

  1. crockroax021 – ₹3,81,992*
  2. H0PE – ₹2,83,454*
  3. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi – ₹1,93,766
  4. Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal – ₹1,56,809
  5. Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar – ₹1,23,610
  6. Rohan ‘Redington’ Soman – ₹94,378
  7. Vaisak – ₹69,322
  8. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹50,947
  9. nutskibhookh – ₹41,760

*denotes a heads-up deal


Monster Stack 7.5 Lakhs – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 229

Re-entries – 54

Rebuys – 149

Prize Pool – ₹8,64,000

Places Paid – 39

The second marquee tourney on Spartan Poker, the ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack, got going at 9:30 PM. By the time the late registrations got over at the end of 26 levels, 432 entries had already been accounted for to collect ₹8.64 Lakhs in prize money.

‘Stalin_spartan’ took down the event for their best-recorded finish on Spartan Poker worth ₹1.52 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer (runner-up for ₹1.36 Lakhs).

Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain (7th for ₹29,635), Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS (8th for ₹21,773), and Sumit ‘Sands Myth’ Sapra (9th for ₹18,058) rounded out the familiar names on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Stalin_spartan – ₹1,52,460*
  2. Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer – ₹1,35,943*
  3. Esoteric – ₹84,240
  4. pokebak – ₹67,997
  5. Twenty Four – ₹53,309
  6. AthenaVolt – ₹40,349
  7. Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain – ₹29,635
  8. Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS – ₹21,773
  9. Sumit ‘Sands Myth’ Sapra – ₹18,058
    *denotes a heads-up deal


INCOOP-159 The Classic 6 Lakhs – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 148

Re-entries – 73

Prize Pool – ₹6,00,000

Places Paid – 24

The other tourney flagging off at 9.30 PM last night was the ₹6 Lakhs GTD INCOOP-159 The Classic. After two hours and fifty minutes of late registrations, the event recorded a field of 221 entries – overlaying ₹47,500.

Bringing the tourney to an end was a heads-up chop between Vishal ‘DeadGrinder1’ Madan and Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira (runner-up), with both of them banking an equal ₹1.15 Lakhs.

Akshay ‘IamUltron’ Dhingra (6th for ₹31,174), Dinesh ‘P$_FI$H’ Singh (7th for ₹23,377), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (8th for ₹17,530) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘DeadGrinder1’ Madan – ₹1,15,020*
  2. Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira – ₹1,15,020*
  3. kingsneverdie11 – ₹73,925
  4. whodhellru – ₹55,436
  5. varunkandaswami – ₹41,571
  6. Akshay ‘IamUltron’ Dhingra – ₹31,174
  7. Dinesh ‘P$_FI$H’ Singh – ₹23,377
  8. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – ₹17,530
  9. flipper595 – ₹13,146
    *denotes a heads-up deal


Table for 6 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 105

Re-entries – 70

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 19

Adda52’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Table for 6 logged in 175 participants that translated into an overlay of ₹62,500.

After almost six hours of action, an unknown user ‘Brainny’ defeated ‘uvrv007’ heads-up to win ₹1.40 Lakhs while ‘uvrv007’ settled for the runner-up finish worth ₹84,000.

Notables who posted FT scores included Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh (3rd for ₹63,500), and Rahul ‘rahul615’ Thakur (4th for ₹45,000).

Final Table Results

  1. Brainny – ₹1,40,000
  2. uvrv007 – ₹84,000
  3. Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh – ₹63,500
  4. Rahul ‘rahul615’ Thakur – ₹45,000
  5. np406 – ₹31,250
  6. vibhuiit17 – ₹22,500


Pocket Whopper ₹3 Lakhs – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 139

Re-entries – 65

Prize Pool – ₹3,05,000

Places Paid – 30

Surpassing the proposed guarantee, the Pocket Whopper accumulated ₹3.05 Lakhs in the prize pool, backed by 204 runners, and top 30 finishers got paid.

Claiming the biggest bite was online regular Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj, who championed the event for ₹61,200. ‘Bhishma’ came in second for ₹43,605.

Niteen Raj
Niteen Raj



Pocket Lunch 1.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 88

Re-entries – 44

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 27

‘mithun123’ topped a field of 132 entries in the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch on Pocket52, and earned ₹34,500 in cash prize after defeating ‘HousePlayer52’ (runner-up for ₹21,000) in the heads-up play. The event suffered an overlay of ₹18,000, and the top 27 places boarded the money bus.

The only known player on the FT was Amit ‘SachinTendulkar’ Kumar Sahu (3rd for ₹9,000).


Pocket Dinner ₹1.5 Lakhs – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 86

Re-entries – 27

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 27

Site regular ‘Saurabh ‘Romosa’ Ramola’ claimed another podium finish last night, in Pocket52’s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Dinner for ₹37,500. Sunil ‘pkmb’ Meena finished runner-up for ₹23,250.

Saurabh Ramola
Saurabh Ramola


The event brought in 113 players, falling ₹37,000 short of its advertised guarantee.

Karan ‘karannthakker’ Thakker placed fifth for ₹10,500.


Warrior Arena 1.2 Lakhs GTD Poker Dangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 69

Re-buys – 26

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 15

Poker Dangal’s ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Warrior Arena attracted 95 entries, leading to a deficit of ₹25,000.

The anonymous user ‘hypnotize’ championed the event for ₹28,800, while ‘offroad’ came in second for ₹21,000.


Hitman 30K GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 26

Re-entries – 22

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 5

‘Pawan76’ raced to the top of the 48-entry field in Khelo365’s Hitman to win ₹12,900.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 41

Re-entries – 33

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 8

‘nishantdreams’ took down the ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 on Khelo365 for ₹6,800, with ‘srikantnaya’ finishing runner-up for ₹4,000.


This report was updated at 3 PM on 18.09.2020

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