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Daily Majors: Kunal Patni, Guneet Kwatra, Anuj Yadav & Rajat Sharma Shine on Friday

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  • Namita Ghosh July 17, 2021
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It’s been an intense week for online poker players, and Friday was a grand affair for players with Spartan Poker’s IOPC July Edition (July 11 – August 1), Adda52’s Nano Poker Series (NPS) (July 15 – 25), and the Baazi Grinder Series (July 12 – 18) running side-by-side.

The IOPC completed an action-packed Day 6 with eight events on the schedule that included starting flights for the IOPC United and D’Lite. Saroj Mehta was the day`s breakout winner as she took down the ₹50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #35 Friday Spotlight for ₹9.75 Lakhs. Rohit Agrawal (2nd for ₹6.19 Lakhs) & Vivek Rughani (3rd for ₹4.64 Lakhs) secured podium finishes in the event.

Kunal Patni, who returned to Adda52 as the brand’s game ambassador earlier this week, is officially on a heater! The former banker championed The Ballers for ₹5.63 Lakhs while also making top 10 finishes in two more events to collect over ₹6.49 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh finished runner-up for ₹3.41 Lakhs.

Guneet Kwatra outran a 184-strong field in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller to win the Friday night flagship for the third time for ₹4.58 Lakhs. Poker coach Abhishek Goindi, one of two players to win two IOPC titles at the ongoing series, placed runner-up for ₹3.21 Lakhs.

Young Gun Anuj Yadav championed the IOPC #34 Friday Prime for ₹3.51 Lakhs, beating Animesh Sehgal (2nd for ₹2.01 Lakhs) heads-up to move up to #2 on the IOPC leaderboard standings.

Former Destiny winner Siddharth Gangwar posted several ITM scores, starting with a third-place finish in the IOPC #34 Friday Prime for ₹1.42 Lakhs. Gangwar’s Friday winnings touched ₹1.90 Lakhs, pushing him across the ₹1 Crore mark in lifetime winnings.

The IOPC #28 Thursday Prime champion Rajat Sharma bested the 198-entry field in PokerStars India’s Uppercut MAGIC Edition to win ₹1.36 Lakhs. This, along with a fourth-place finish in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller for ₹1.53 Lakhs, earned Sharma a collective ₹2.89 Lakhs last night.

The first-ever National Poker Series Main Event runner-up finisher Ashwini Vishwakarma had final tabled three events already this week. Last night, Vishwakarma increased the count to four FT scores as he bagged his first major title on PokerBaazi in the Grinders#27 Highroller, scoring a ₹1.50 Lakhs payday.

Nirmal Sankhla (Won IOPC #33 for ₹1.58 Lakhs), Sandeep Bhatnagar (Won IOPC #32 for ₹1.11 Lakhs), and Bhavit Jain (Won the Running Hot for ₹91,902) were the other top Friday winners.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The biggest-ever IOPC completes a week today on Spartan Poker and Day 6 of the series had eight events running, six of them playing down to a winner.

The ₹50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#35 Friday Spotlight was the day`s featured event, not just on Spartan Poker but also across all poker sites. The event registered 495 runners resulting in an overlay shortfall worth ₹50,000. Starting out at 9.30 PM, the action went on till 6.16 AM, where closing out a long and arduous grind with a second IOPC title in his grasp was the IOPC Monday Prime champion, Saroj ‘Pepperchino’ Mehta. The player picked up the day’s single-biggest score and a personal-best ₹9.75 Lakhs after vanquishing the FTS #17 Highroller winner Rohit ‘ToTheStreets’ Agrawal (runner-up for ₹6.19 Lakhs) in the heads-up play. Vivek ‘Pokerbatman27’ Rughani finished third for ₹4.64 Lakhs.

Vivek Rughani
Vivek Rughani

 

Rohit Agrawal also placed 49th in the IOPC#34 Friday Prime for ₹5,785, adding ₹9.80 Lakhs overall, boosting his online tally to ₹34.97 Lakhs.

Young Gun Anuj ‘‘Tittoo Tauji’ Yadav might have taken some time off poker, but he’s made a strong comeback recently. The 25-year-old was among the standout performers of Friday as he toppled a 2,458-player field to win the ₹15 Lakhs GTD IOPC #34 Friday Prime for ₹3.51 Lakhs. Animesh ‘animess’ Sehgal finished runner-up for ₹2.01 Lakhs.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC #36 All Rounder – Deepstack registered a smashing ₹12.24 Lakhs prize pool from an entry field of 612 runners. The mystery player ‘Krifard’ fired two bullets before taking down the title for ₹1.92 Lakhs. He struck a three-way deal on the final table with ‘kartik90’ (2nd for ₹1.62 Lakhs) and Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik (3rd for ₹1.44 Lakhs). The champion ‘Krifard’ now has ₹8.59 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker.

2nd in Chips Rishab Malik
Rishab Malik

 

The ranked #1 player of 2020, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood, final-tabled the All Rounder, and cashed another four events for ₹1.77 Lakhs in Friday winnings. His top finishes include:

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #36 – All Rounder for ₹88,006

> 7th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹67,500

> 16th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #34 – Friday Prime for ₹15,288

> 19th PokerStars India’a Uppercut Magic Edition for ₹6,219

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

The ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#33 drew 917 entries, collecting a healthy ₹8.25 Lakhs prize pool. Nirmal ‘varonir’ Sankhla proved the last player standing to win ₹1.58 Lakhs, while Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj came second for ₹99,399.

Nirmal 'varonir' Sankhla
Nirmal Sankhla

 

The former The Pride champion and The Elite runner-up finisher Sandeep ‘ChasingExcellence’ Bhatnagar featured among the IOPC title winners of the day. Bhatnagar outlasted the 686-player field in the ₹6.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #32 to win ₹1.11 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with ‘BetterthanB4’ (runner-up for ₹1.06 Lakhs).

Sandeep ‘ChasingExcellence’ Bhatnagar
Sandeep Bhatnagar

 

The second of the six IOPC marquee events, the ₹1.50 Crore GTD IOPC United, completed Day 1B last night. The flight ran from 7 PM to 11.38 PM, with a starting field of 453 entrants coming down to 58 survivors by the time the play halted. The IOPC January Millionaire United champion, Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani, has placed himself for another deep run in the event as he bagged the end-of-day chip lead with 201,581. The four-time Destiny champion Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora (188,112) and the IOPC Blaze of Glory winner Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve (185,233) rounded out the top three stacks of the day.

Siddhanth 'PluRibu$' Kripalani
Siddhanth Kripalani

 

The event has registered 972 entries already, with three more starting flights to go before Day 2 on Sunday (10 PM).

The ₹25 Lakhs GTD IOPC – D’ Lite logged in 773 entries on Day 1C, and only 64 players survived through to Day 2. Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (333,517), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh ‘SpewMonkey’ Balodhi (264,733), and Prateek ‘praman11’ Ajmani (261,395) topped the survivors.

Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi
Shardul Parthasarathi

 

Counting the 1,870 participants (Day 1A – 1,013, Day 1B – 857) from the two previous starting flights, the event has filled in 2,643 entries already, getting over halfway there on the 5,000 entries it needs to break even. Two more starting flights are scheduled to run before Day 2 on Sunday (10 PM).

Kartikeya Kartikeya123Yadav (Won IOPC#31 ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹78,739) and ‘Winedgugu’ (Won The Centurion ₹1.10 Lakhs GTD for ₹15,419) won the other titles on Spartan Poker.

The Friday results caused a shuffle in the top order of the IOPC July leaderboard standings. And even though Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeone’ Kumar continues to dominate the leaderboard with 5,142 points, the Friday Prime champion Young Gun Anuj ‘tittoo Tauji’ Yadav (4,932) has overtaken Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (4,871) at #2, displacing the TLB crusher to #3 in the standings.

Abhijeet Kumar
Abhijeet Kumar

 

IOPC July Edition Leaderboard Standings After Day 6

RankPlayerPoints
1Abhijeet 'TheSupremeone' Kumar5,142
2Anuj 'tittoo Tauji' Yadav4,932
3Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC4,871
4Suraj 'MR.BEAST' N Yadav4,077
5Saroj 'Pepperchino' Mehta3,944
6Tanmay 'PlusEv' Benara3,925
7Abhishek 'MambaMentality' Goindi3,746
8Anirban 'pokenoob' D Das3,553
9Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh3,500
10Nishkarsh 'DesiKanye' Madavi3,186

 

PokerBaazi

Offering the biggest slice of tournament action on PokerBaazi was the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller. The Friday night flagship registered 184 entries that helped collect a ₹18.40 Lakhs prize pool (over 50% more than the posted guarantee). The MDI Gurgaon alumni and former IOPC Contender champion Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra overcame a stacked final table and defeated the in-form poker coach Abhishek ‘singhsaab’ Goindi heads-up to claim his third The Weekly HighRoller title and a ₹4.58 Lakhs payday.

Guneet Kwatra
Guneet Kwatra

 

Guneet Kwatra`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.12 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹1.54 Crores

Abhishek Goindi, who has won three titles this week, starting with the IOPC #2 Sunday Prime and Thursday’s IOPC #26, was denied his fourth title but picked up ₹3.21 Lakhs for his runner-up finish. He also min-cashed IOPC #33, earning ₹3,054 for a 70th place finish to collectively earn ₹3.24 Lakhs. The poker pro currently boasts over ₹2.35 Crores in lifetime winnings.

Abhishek Goindi
Abhishek Goindi

 

The Baazi Grinders Series had six events running, and the headliner of the day, the ₹6 Lakhs GTD Grinders#27 Highroller, recorded 358 entries, collecting a ₹7.16 Lakhs prize pool. The NPS Main Event runner-up finisher Ashwani ‘Leokarma2609’ Vishwakarma came out on top to win his first major title on PokerBaazi, netting ₹1.50 Lakhs. ‘MRRIGHT’ settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹1.05 Lakhs.

Last night`s win fetched Ashwani Vishwakarma, his fourth final table score of the week, boosting his recorded winnings on PokerBaazi to ₹41.88 Lakhs.

Ashwani 'Leokarma2609' Vishwakarma
Ashwani Vishwakarma

 

‘Ronitankit’ (Won Grinders#28 Holdem Boost ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹58,590), the late-night MTT crusher Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah (Won Night DST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹48,378), ‘arjun100’ (Won Grinders#29 PLO Boost 1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹35,535), Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar (Won Afternoon DST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹31,650), ‘solitudesoul05’ (Won Grinders#30 ₹60K GTD for ₹12,160) and ‘kashish007’ (Won Grinders#26 ₹60K GTD for ₹11,790) shipped the other marquee titles.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Uppercut MAGIC Edition ran with a reduced ₹7 Lakhs prize pool guarantee last night and brought in 198 hopefuls, falling two entries short of breaking even. Thursday’s IOPC #28 Thursday Prime winner Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma is in indomitable form. He extended his winning run by another day by taking down the Uppercut title for ₹1.36 Lakhs (includes ₹75,305 in bounties). The user ‘Rootahua Macchi’ came second for ₹95,455 (includes ₹34,289 in bounties).

Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma

 

Rajat Sharma scored an even better ₹1.53 Lakhs from his fourth-place finish in PokerBaazi`s The Weekly HighRoller, adding over ₹2.89 Lakhs through the day. The former banker currently has ₹7.44 Crore in lifetime winnings.

The other Friday night marquee, The Classic PKO, overlaid ₹29,000 on its ₹2 Lakhs prize pool guarantee after registering 114 participants. The gameplay went on for over five hours before Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares won the title for ₹44,883 (includes ₹22,312 in bounties). The ₹50K GTD Ultra KO 75% winner Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan was denied his second title of the day as he fell out in second place for ₹28,922 (includes ₹6,352 in bounties).

‘CS2Poker’ (Won Time Tourney: 90 Minutes ₹50K GTD for ₹50,400), Manas ‘Batman7796’ Nayak (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,165), Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan (Won Ultra KO 75% ₹50K GTD for ₹19,606), Abhinav ‘hustler427’ Jain (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹13,855) and ‘kidwithim’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,543) took down the other Friday titles.

 

Adda52

Adda52`s ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD The Ballers, as always, was the featured Friday attraction on the site. The 8 PM event clocked ₹306 entries, filling in a significant ₹1.54 Lakhs in overlays. Adda52’s new Game Ambassador Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni commenced his second stint with the site in style as he took down the title for ₹5.63 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh finished runner-up for ₹3.41 Lakhs.

Kunal Patni

 

Kunal Patni, who had lapped up a career-best ₹14.05 Lakhs from his runner-up finish in the NPS Highroller on June 24, made another two ITM finishes last night, netting ₹6.49 Lakhs overall. His Friday night run has pushed him up to #6 on the annual leaderboard standings. His top finishes include:

> 1st in The Ballers ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹5.63 Lakhs

> 3rd in the Uppercut MAGIC Edition ₹7 Lakh GTD for ₹53,695

> 10th in The Weekly Highroller ₹12 Lakhs GTD for ₹33,304

Kunal Patni`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.49 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.86 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.90 Crores | Ranked #6 on the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The ₹12.50 Lakhs GTD Nano Mini Main Event attracted 171 entries on Day 1B, a field size that whittled down to 31 qualifiers by the end of the day. Raghav ‘mrbean98’ Ananth (185,755), Akash ‘WinMan4’ Arora (185,644) & ‘dp178’ (160,720) topped the day-end chip counts. The event has registered 340 entries (Day 1A – 169 and Day 1B – 171), with four flights left to run before Day 2 tomorrow.

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Running Hot had 253 contenders ponying up the ₹2,200 entry buy-in, registering three entries more than its 250-player guarantee. The 9:30 PM event played down to a three-way deal with Bhavit ‘Tyrogambit’ Jain (playing on his third bullet) taking down the title for ₹91,902. Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar (2nd for ₹90,469) & Rafiq ‘rehan_k’ Khan (3rd for ₹86,568) were the other beneficiaries of the deal.

Bhavit Jain
Bhavit Jain

 

‘rknitesh’ (Won Nano Ballers ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹49,789), ‘AnachronoX’ (Won Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹49,692), Sneha ‘sneval’ Moondra Heda (Won Nano Siesta ₹1.35 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,788), Vikas ‘ne1l’ Yadav (Won Nano Friday Adda ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,649), ‘sudhija’ (Won Nano Crack Jack ₹75K GTD for ₹18,912), ‘IamAV’ (Won Nano PLO ₹35K GTD for ₹10,206) & Jimmy ‘milliondollerdream’ Arora (Won Nano Battleship ₹30K GTD for ₹9,324) were the other title winners on Friday.

The other Friday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
KINGofWISDOM₹75,461IOPC#25 ₹3 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ravee007₹68,700Grinders#22 (6-Max) Holdem Boost ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari₹60,826Nano DST ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
rohhit2₹60,482The Classic ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Raghav ‘mrbean98’ Ananth₹56,621Nano Godfather ₹3.2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah₹43,040Night DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
amminikutty₹37,230Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
jackoff₹35,380Grinders#23 PLO Boost ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Janish ‘janish1998’ Jain₹35,020Afternoon DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Tangled₹34,500The Closer ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDGoodPoker
somzprash₹32,330Grinders#24 PLO5 ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
xxprincessxx₹31,200Nano Thursday Adda ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Jitendra ‘jeet0’ Gadhwal₹19,210Nano Crack Jack ₹75K GTDAdda52
rohit2₹17,610Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
Messironaldo007₹16,620Grinders#21 6-Max ₹75K GTDPokerBaazi
Sumitpn2₹13,800Hitman PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
Blacknight9769₹13,244Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
Chinchan0524₹11,562Primetime Grind ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
imtheking₹9,800Nano PLO ₹35K GTDAdda52
dontknowpoker₹9,747Nano Battleship ₹30K GTDAdda52
akash316₹9,263Grinders#20 ₹40K GTDPokerBaazi
subham0326₹9,094Grinders#19 ₹40K GTDPokerBaazi

 

IOPC United 1.50 Crores GTD Day 1B Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 231

Re-entries – 60

Re-buys – 162

Survivors – 58

Day 1B of the second marquee event at the ongoing IOPC, the ₹1.50 Crores GTD IOPC United, ran from 7 PM to 11:38 PM, and only 58 runners from a starting field of 453 entries advanced to Day 2.

January edition’s IOPC Millionaire United champion Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani is looking in good shape to add another IOPC United title to his tally as he bagged the end-of-Day 1B chip lead with a stack of 201,581.

The four-time Destiny champion Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora (188,112), the IOPC Blaze of Glory winner Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve (185,233), Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar (146,598), Sagar ‘maniacmachi’ Choudhury (130,145), PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘Eunseom176’ Chowdhury (126,221) and Abhishek ‘drpokerabc’ Milan Chinya (120,379) carried forward the other top stacks of the day.

Nitin Arora
Nitin Arora

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani – 201,581
  2. Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora – 188,112
  3. Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve – 185,233
  4. JohnnieRunner-Runner – 179,317
  5. Witty.White – 152,302
  6. Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar – 146,598
  7. Sagar ‘maniacmachi’ Choudhury – 130,145
  8. Rony ‘Eunseom176’ Chowdhury – 126,221
  9. Abhishek ‘drpokerabc’ Milan Chinya – 120,379
  10. ITMiser – 119,973

 

IOPC#35 Friday Spotlight 50 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 252

Re-entries – 110

Re-buys – 133

Prize Pool – ₹50,00,000

Places Paid – 47

The IOPC Day 6 headliner, the ₹50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#35 Friday Spotlight, was taken down by Saroj ‘Pepperchino’ Mehta, who won her second IOPC Gold Badge and a ₹9.74 Lakhs payday. Saroj Mehta had earlier won the IOPC Monday Prime and touched ₹34.97 Lakhs in lifetime online winnings after last night`s win.

The 9:30 PM event registered 495 participants, overlaying ₹50,000. The action went on until 6:16 AM, and the top 47 places got paid.

Vivek ‘Pokerbatman27’ Rughani (3rd for ₹4.64 Lakhs), Anurag ‘Sangahi’ Sangahi (4th for ₹3.75 Lakhs), Sumit ‘AAddicted’ Sapra (5th for ₹2.96 Lakhs), Vikram ‘MentalScience’ Mishra (6th for ₹2.26 Lakhs), Akshit ‘takemymoney’ Kohal (7th for ₹1.66 Lakhs), and Abhishek ‘Quant00’ Reddy Rachur (8th for ₹1.22 Lakhs) were the known players who FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. Saroj ‘Pepperchino’ Mehta – ₹9,74,500
  2. Rohit ‘ToTheStreets’ Agrawal – ₹6,19,000
  3. Vivek ‘Pokerbatman27’ Rughani – ₹4,64,000
  4. Anurag ‘Sangahi’ Sangahi – ₹3,75,500
  5. Sumit ‘AAddicted’ Sapra – ₹2,96,000
  6. Vikram ‘MentalScience’ Mishra – ₹2,26,000
  7. Akshit ‘takemymoney’ Kohal – ₹1,66,000
  8. Abhishek ‘Quant00’ Reddy Rachur – ₹1,22,000

 

IOPC – D’Lite 25 Lakhs GTD – Day 1C – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 397

Re-entries – 64

Re-buys – 312

Survivors – 64

Day 1C of the ₹25 Lakhs GTD IOPC – D’Lite logged in 773 entrants, and only 64 players made the cut for Day 2. Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi topped the surviving field with a stack of 333,517.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh ‘SpewMonkey’ Balodhi (264,733), Prateek ‘praman11’ Ajmani (261,395), Sacheen ‘chiefisback’ Ramchandani (194,126), Sanket ‘THEDONKKID’ Deshmukh (189,469), Amar ‘Laughing Buddha’ Mehta (184,007), Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (172,716) and Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar (160,467) made the top 10 chip count`s list.

Adding the turnout numbers of the first two opening days, the event has logged in a total of 2,643 entrants and needs 5,000 entrants to break even.

Ashutosh Balodhi
Ashutosh Balodhi

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1C

  1. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi – 333,517
  2. Ashutosh ‘SpewMonkey’ Balodhi – 264,733
  3. Prateek ‘praman11’ Ajmani – 261,395
  4. Sacheen ‘chiefisback’ Ramchandani – 194,126
  5. Sanket ‘THEDONKKID’ Deshmukh – 189,469
  6. crimemaster – 186,477
  7. Amar ‘Laughing Buddha’ Mehta – 184,007
  8. Casino83 – 183,980
  9. Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit – 172,716
  10. Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar – 160,467

 

The Ballers 22.5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 165

Re-entries – 141

Prize Pool – ₹22,50,000

Places Paid – 34

The newly appointed Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni championed the site`s 8 PM Friday mainstay, the ₹22.50 Lakhs GTD The Ballers for ₹5.62 Lakhs.

The NPS Highroller runner-up finisher, Kunal Patni, claimed his 15th title of the year last night. The former banker turned pro finished ITM in two more events, collectively earning over ₹6.49 Lakhs. These scores helped him climb up to #6 on the annual leaderboard rankings. His ITM scores were:

> 1st in Adda52`s The Ballers for ₹5.62 Lakhs

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Uppercut MAGIC Edition for ₹53,695

> 10th in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹33,304

The ₹7,500 entry buy-in event logged in 306 entries, filling in ₹1.54 Lakhs in overlays.

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh (2nd for ₹3.41 Lakhs), Raghav ‘balugawhale’ Bansal (3rd for ₹2.47 Lakhs), Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari (5th for ₹1.29 Lakhs), and Young Gun Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal (6th for ₹84,375) FT-ed the event.

Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood bubbled the FT in seventh place for ₹67,500.

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh

 

Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni – ₹5,62,500
  2. Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh – ₹3,40,875
  3. Raghav ‘balugawhale’ Bansal – ₹2,47,500
  4. Lemonade ₹1,87,875
  5. Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari – ₹1,29,375
  6. Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal – ₹84,375

 

IOPC#34 Friday Prime 15 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 773

Re-entries – 646

Re-buys – 1,066

Prize Pool – ₹19,88,000

Places Paid – 207

Young Gun Anuj ‘Tittoo Tauji’ Yadav claimed his first IOPC Gold badge of the series on Friday after shipping the ₹15 Lakhs GTD IOPC#34 Friday Prime for ₹3.51 Lakhs. Animesh ‘animess’ Sehgal stood second for ₹2 Lakhs.

The ₹880 entry buy-in event brought in a whopping 2,458 hopefuls, crushing its advertised guarantee by over 30%.

Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar (3rd for ₹1.41 Lakhs), Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (5th for ₹81,706), Gursahib ‘PimpDaddyJiglo’ Singh Sethi (7th for ₹47,434), and Ankit ‘magnum736’ Saurabh (8th for ₹33,617) also FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. Anuj ‘Tittoo Tauji’ Yadav – ₹3,51,279
  2. Animesh ‘animess’ Sehgal – ₹2,00,986
  3. Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar – ₹1,41,545
  4. Sweetie12 – ₹104,370
  5. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – ₹81,706
  6. denoi – ₹61,985
  7. Gursahib ‘PimpDaddyJiglo’ Singh Sethi – ₹47,434
  8. Ankit ‘magnum736’ Saurabh – ₹33,617

 

Nano Mini Main Event 12.50 Lakhs GTD Day 1B – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 115

Re-entries – 56

Survivors – 31

Day 1B of Adda52`s ₹12.50 Lakhs GTD Nano Mini Main Event registered 171 participants, and only 31 among them qualified for Day 2.

Raghav ‘mrbean98’ Ananth (185,755), Akash ‘WinMan4’ Arora (185,644), ‘dp178’ (160,720), poker streamer`s Aniruddha ‘Pocketaces69’ Joshi (151,920) and Shivam ‘cyflopse’ Jain (132,822), and Kamal ‘aadiisluck’ Kishore (103,822) bagged the top ten stacks of the day.

The event has registered 340 entries so far (Day 1A – 169 and Day 1B – 171), with four starting flights still to run.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Raghav ‘mrbean98’ Ananth – 185,755
  2. Akash ‘WinMan4’ Arora – 185,644
  3. dp178 – 160,720
  4. JASVIR88 – 154,826
  5. Aniruddha ‘Pocketaces69’ Joshi – 151,920
  6. maruthi – 142,275
  7. Shivam ‘cyflopse’ Jain – 132,822
  8. Kamal ‘aadiisluck’ Kishore – 103,822
  9. iambond – 100,216
  10. ARG_87 – 97,678

 

The Weekly HighRoller 12 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 104

Re-entries – 80

Prize Pool – ₹18,40,000

Places Paid – 21

PokerBaazi`s Friday night extravaganza, The Weekly HighRoller, obliterated its ₹12 Lakhs guarantee with a packed field of 184 hopefuls collecting a guarantee-crushing ₹18.40 Lakhs prize pool (over 50% more than the listed guarantee).

The former AOPS Mini Main Event champion Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra outlasted the competition to win The Weekly Highroller title for the third time last night for ₹4.58 Lakhs. The victory marked his fifth title win for the year, boosting his lifetime online tally to ₹5.12 Crores (₹1.54 Crores in net profits).

The in-form Abhishek ‘singhsaab’ Goindi, the first player to win two IOPC titles at the ongoing series, secured a runner-up payday of ₹3.20 Lakhs.

Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani (3rd for ₹2.06 Lakhs), Uppercut Magic Edition winner Rajat ‘LungFakeer’ Sharma (4th for ₹1.53 Lakhs), Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra (5th for ₹1.15 Lakhs), and Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (6th for ₹91,632) were other notable FT scorers.

Young Gun Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani bubbled the FT in seventh place for ₹76,176.

Abhishek Goindi
Abhishek Goindi

 

Final Table Results

  1. Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra – ₹4,57,608
  2. Abhishek ‘singhsaab’ Goindi – ₹3,20,712
  3. Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani – ₹2,06,264
  4. Rajat ‘LungFakeer’ Sharma – ₹1,52,720
  5. Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra – ₹1,14,632
  6. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – ₹91,632

 

IOPC #36 All Rounder -Deepstack 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 294

Re-entries – 110

Re-buys – 208

Prize Pool – ₹12,24,000

Places Paid – 55

After firing two bullets, the user Krifard’ took down the ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC #36 All Rounder – Deepstack for ₹1.92 Lakhs. The player now has ₹8.59 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker under this screen name.

Before taking down the title, ‘Krifard’ agreed to a three-way deal with the user ‘kartik90’ (2nd for ₹1.61 Lakhs) and Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik (3rd for ₹1.44 Lakhs).

The ₹2,200 entry buy-in event registered 612 entries, collecting ₹12.24 Lakhs in the prize pool (over 22% more than its listed guarantee).

Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (4th for ₹88,006), Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das (6th for ₹53,611), PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (7th for ₹39,902), and Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma (8th for ₹28,886) also FT-ed the tourney!

The former Millionaire United and FTS Main Event champion Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹23,378.

Final Table Results

  1. Krifard – ₹1,91,658*
  2. kartik90 – ₹1,61,500*
  3. Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik – ₹1,43,664*
  4. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – ₹88,006
  5. My Dear – ₹69,646
  6. Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das – ₹53,611
  7. Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj – ₹39,902
  8. Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma – ₹28,886

*denotes a three-way deal

 

IOPC#33 7.50 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 400

Re-entries – 141

Re-buys – 376

Prize Pool – ₹8,25,300

Places Paid – 79

Nirmal ‘varonir’ Sankhla defeated Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj (runner-up for ₹99,366) heads-up to win the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#33 title for ₹1.58 Lakhs.

Bollywood actor Siddhanth ‘Liu Kang’ Kapoor (4th for ₹55,460), Chaitanya ‘baz’ Dhingra (6th for ₹34,167), Parth ‘PufferFish’ Aggarwal (7th for ₹25,502), and Suraj ‘MR.BEAST’ N Yadav (8th for ₹17,661) also FT-ed the event.

Shrey Baj
Shrey Baj

 

Final Table Results

  1. Nirmal ‘varonir’ Sankhla – ₹1,58,375
  2. Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj – ₹99,366
  3. s@kuni_m@m@ – ₹71,141
  4. Siddhanth ‘Liu Kang’ Kapoor – ₹55,460
  5. X– factor – ₹43,493
  6. Chaitanya ‘baz’ Dhingra – ₹34,167
  7. Parth ‘PufferFish’ Aggarwal – ₹25,502
  8. Suraj ‘MR.BEAST’ N Yadav – ₹17,661

 

Uppercut MAGIC Edition 7 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 117

Re-entries – 81

Total Prize Pool – ₹7,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹3,53,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹3,46,500

Places Paid – 23

Thursday’s IOPC #28 Thursday Prime champion Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma clinched back-to-back flagships as he took down the ₹7 Lakhs GTD Uppercut MAGIC Edition for a cool ₹1.36 Lakhs (includes ₹75,305 in bounties). The former Millionaire winner bested ‘Rootahua Macchi’ (runner-up for ₹95,455, includes ₹34,289 in bounties) heads-up.

Rajat Sharma also placed fourth in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller for ₹1.52 Lakhs, raking in over ₹2.89 Lakhs in Friday winnings.

Rajat Sharma’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.44 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹2.95 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹83.40 Lakhs | Annual Profit: ₹18.71 Lakhs

The event logged in 198 participants, falling two entries short of the advertised guarantee.

The Ballers champion Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni (3rd for ₹53,695), poker streamer Shivam ‘cyflopse’ Jain (5th for ₹32,392), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (6th for ₹23,214) and Rishab ‘NoChan(3’ Malik (7th for ₹20,664), also earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma – ₹1,36,471
  2. Rootahua Macchi – ₹95,455
  3. Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni – ₹53,695
  4. gb253 – ₹41,786
  5. Shivam ‘cyflopse’ Jain – ₹32,392
  6. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – ₹23,214
  7. Rishab ‘NoChan(3’ Malik – ₹20,664

 

IOPC#32 6.50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 259

Re-entries – 109

Re-buys – 318

Prize Pool – ₹686,000

Places Paid – 55

Sandeep ‘ChasingExcellence’ Bhatnagar bagged his first IOPC title last night in the ₹6.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#32. The former The Pride champion scored ₹1.11 Lakhs for the win after striking a heads-up deal with ‘BetterthanB4’ (runner-up for ₹1.06 Lakhs).

Sandeep Bhatnagar has touched ₹60.07 Lakhs in lifetime online winnings after last night`s run.

The ₹1,100 entry buy-in event logged in 686 participants to create a guarantee crushing ₹6.86 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 55 places finished ITM.

Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk (6th for ₹28,819) and last night`s IOPC Friday Prime champion Anuj ‘Tittoo Tauji’ Yadav (7th for ₹22,364) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Sandeep ‘ChasingExcellence’ Bhatnagar – ₹1,11,171*
  2. BetterthanB4 – ₹1,06,291*
  3. Geniusinmaking – ₹59,758
  4. OfcourseOfcourse – ₹49,323
  5. Juwadi – ₹39,033
  6. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk – ₹28,819
  7. Anuj ‘Tittoo Tauji’ Yadav – ₹22,364
  8. Dapper7 – ₹16,190

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Grinders#27 Highroller 6 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 226

Re-entries – 132

Prize Pool – ₹7,16,000

Places Paid – 45

The NPS Main Event runner-up finisher Ashwani ‘Leokarma2609’ Vishwakarma posted his fourth final table finish of the week, which also happens to be his first recorded win on PokerBaazi, after taking down the ₹6 Lakhs GTD Grinders#27 Highroller for ₹1.50 Lakhs. The user ‘MRRIGHT’ finished runner-up for ₹1.05 Lakhs.

Ashwani Vishwakarma’s stats: Annual Winnings: ₹41.88 Lakhs | Annual Profit: ₹37.75 Lakhs

The ₹2,200 entry buy-in tourney pulled in 358 entrants, posting a ₹7.16 Lakhs prize pool.

Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar (3rd for ₹67,662), Rasdeep ‘Newsolidcash’ Kumar (4th for ₹50,120), the annual leaderboard topper Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (5th for ₹37,590 and Tanay ‘tannycruz’ Hegde (8th for ₹20,050) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Ashwani ‘Leokarma2609’ Vishwakarma – ₹1,50,360
  2. MRRIGHT – ₹1,05,252
  3. Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar – ₹67,662
  4. Rasdeep ‘Newsolidcash’ Kumar – ₹50,120
  5. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹37,590
  6. bilodenge – ₹30,072
  7. daredevilcalls – ₹25,060
  8. Tanay ‘tannycruz’ Hegde – ₹20,050

 

Running Hot 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 153

Re-entries – 100

Prize Pool – ₹5,06,000

Places Paid – 27

Adda52’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Running Hot saw 253 runners ponying up the ₹2,200 entry buy-in, collecting ₹5.06 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Bhavit ‘Tyrogambit’ Jain championed the event for ₹91,902 after cutting a three-way deal with Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar (2nd for ₹90,469) and Rafiq ‘rehan_k’ Khan (3rd for ₹86,568).

Vinay ‘ContemporisT’ Bk (4th for ₹43,010), Praveen ‘praveen2626’ KR (5th for ₹29,095), Sumit ‘sumit4game’ Saurav (7th for ₹16,445), and Young Gun Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi (8th for ₹12,650) also FT-ed the event!

Chandan ‘darkfish15’ Arora bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹10,120.

Runner-up Avinash Kumar
Runner-up Avinash Kumar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Bhavit ‘Tyrogambit’ Jain – ₹91,902*
  2. Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar – ₹90,469*
  3. Rafiq ‘rehan_k’ Khan – ₹86,568*
  4. Vinay ‘ContemporisT’ Bk – ₹43,010
  5. Praveen ‘praveen2626’ KR – ₹29,095
  6. Heidi – ₹21,505
  7. Sumit ‘sumit4game’ Saurav – ₹16,445
  8. Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi – ₹12,650

*denotes a three-way deal

 

The Classic Progressive KO 2 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 67

Re-entries – 47

Total Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,14,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹85,500

Places Paid – 13

PokerStars India’s ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Classic Progressive KO clocked in 114 entries, overlaying ₹29,000. Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares shipped the event for ₹44,883 (includes ₹22,312 in bounties), while the ₹50K GTD Ultra KO 75% champion Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan placed second for ₹28,922 (includes ₹6,352 in bounties).

Prashanth ‘nemesis9961’ Sekar (6th for ₹10,995) and Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar (8th for ₹7,136) also FT-ed the event.

 

Dangal Friday 1 Lakh GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 82

Re-buys – 38

Prize Pool – ₹1,08,000

Places Paid – 20

The ₹1 Lakh GTD Dangal Friday drew 108 entries, surpassing its advertised guarantee by ₹8,000. Bidyut ‘bidyutmatal’ Roy came out on top to book a ₹23,760 winner’s payday. ‘Ankit1305’ placed runner-up for ₹17,820.

Gaurav ‘BIT00Poker’ Verma (5th for ₹7,290) and Abhiroop ‘abhiroopron’ Gupta (6th for ₹5,400) also FT-ed the event.

 

Prime Time 30K GTD PLO – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 24

Re-entries – 9

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 4

‘DEEPA48’ championed the ₹30K GTD Prime Time PLO on Khelo365 for ₹13,800. ‘Johanathan’ placed runner-up for ₹7,800.

 

This report was updated at 7:30 PM on 17.7.2021.

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