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Daily Majors: Kushagra Mehta, Amar Iyer & Manish Lakhotia Shine in the Wednesday Flagships

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  • Arpit Jain May 13, 2021
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Wednesday night was choc-a-bloc with action, and a mix of known and relatively lesser-known players championed the day`s flagship events.

One of the standout winners at Spartan Poker`s FTS 2.0 in March, Kushagra Mehta, bagged the top score of the day for winning Spartan Poker’s Destiny for ₹8.17 Lakhs.

Debapriya ‘debapriya_12345’ Manna (Won Maverick for ₹4.33 Lakhs), Amar B Iyer (won The Pride for ₹2.65 Lakhs), and Manish Lakhotia (3rd in Maverick for ₹1.59 Lakhs) made top finishes in the other flagships last night.

Here are the Wednesday highlights.

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Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s Wednesday mainstay, the ₹26 Lakhs GTD Destiny 19.0, made a smashing comeback after a weeklong gap on account of The Millionaire Series 2.0. The ₹5,500 entry buy-in event roped in 629 runners to post a guarantee-crushing ₹31.45 Lakhs in the prize pool. Kushagra ‘The Unconventional’ Mehta championed the tourney to collect ₹8.17 Lakhs with TLB crusher Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (he placed second in The Millionaire Series leaderboard standings) placing runner-up for ₹5.03 Lakhs.

Kushagra Mehta
Kushagra Mehta

 

Kushagra Mehta has been a revelation this year. The player went on a tear at the FTS 2.0 on Spartan Poker in March with two runner-up finishes and a third-place score, netting ₹36.64 Lakhs overall! The Destiny score has helped him touch ₹62.19 Lakhs in lifetime winnings.

The other Wednesday night marquee, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes, saw 696 entrants dishing out the ₹1,650 entry buy-in to play. The event ran for almost eight hours, and the top 103 places got a share of the ₹10.44 Lakhs prize pool. The anonymous user ‘rsh7777’ clinched the title and the ₹2.02 Lakhs cash prize that came with it. ‘Captain Falcon’ finished runner-up for ₹1.27 Lakhs.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s ₹6 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars experienced a ₹11,400 overlay setback after 327 challengers signed up for ₹1,950. After over seven hours of non-stop action, the user ‘raghav1990’ ran past the competition to win the title and ₹1.16 Lakhs. Ranked #12 on the annual leaderboard, PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘bhasm@sur1’ Arya placed runner-up for ₹63,141.

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush logged in 238 entries, and 24 places took a bite out of the ₹2.38 Lakhs prize pool. The winner emerged in ‘kalkiom,’ who earned a payday worth ₹48,025 after besting ‘jul1u592’ (runner-up for ₹26,212) in heads-up play.

 

PokerBaazi

The star attraction on PokerBaazi, the ₹3,850 entry buy-in ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride, gathered 361 entrants, and 45 among them got a piece of the ₹12.64 Lakhs prize pool. Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer won the lion`s share of the prize money worth ₹2.65 Lakhs after eliminating Vaibhav ‘WakhraSwagNi’ Sharma (runner-up for ₹1.86 Lakhs) in second place.

Amar B Iyer
Amar B Iyer

 

Amar Iyer, the former Mega Stack champion, had finished runner-up in the same event three weeks back and breached the ₹1.47 Crore mark in lifetime online earnings after last night’s win.

The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem BOOST DST has become a hit among the MTT regs, and last night again, the 9 PM tourney accumulated almost 2X its advertised guarantee from an entry field of 287 runners. The top 36 places boarded the money bus, with Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir walking away with the title and a ₹63,400 payday. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram placed runner-up for ₹44,490.

Runner-up Arun Sriram
Runner-up Arun Sriram

 

AlwaysAhead” (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 LAC GTD for ₹39,400) & “rektace” (Won Turbo ₹1.5 Lac GTD for ₹57,550) took down the other late-night marquees on the site.

 

PokerDangal

PokerDangal’s flagship Dangal Value Series (DVS) – targeting the low to mid-stakes players – got underway on May 11. The showstopper ₹20 Lakhs GTD DVS Main Event kicked off yesterday, with the first of five starting flights recording 121 entries. 16 players advanced through to Day 2. ‘Salazar’ (184,544), Abhiroop ‘abhiroopron’ Gupta (147,943), and ‘BetaSharma’ (141,680) bagged the top stacks on Day 1A.

2nd in Chips Abhiroop Gupta
2nd in Chips Abhiroop Gupta

 

 

Adda52

Adda52`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick made for the second biggest prize pool on Wednesday. The ₹2,500 entry buy-in event had 761 entrants joining the action, and 82 places were paid a share of the ₹17.31 Lakhs prize pool. Debapriya ‘debapriya_12345’ Manna walked away with the title and a personal-best ₹4.32 Lakhs. The former Mega Suits champion ‘filmyjuwari’ placed runner-up for ₹2.32 Lakhs. The #3 ranked player on the annual leaderboard, Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia, had a close run for his third Maverick title. The Siliguri-based pro came third for ₹1.59 Lakhs.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna found a winner in ‘mj129,’ who pocketed ₹1.43 Lakhs. The user ‘sourab14248908’ came second for ₹86,713.

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
mj129₹1.43 LakhsLa Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Rajesh 'Folsom' Kumar₹1.04 LakhsMonster Stack ₹3.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Taliwabang 'Meverick' Jamir₹63,4006-Max Holdem BOOST DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
rektace
₹57,551Turbo ₹1.5 Lakh GTD
PokerBaazi
Anav ‘Greyhound15’ Bhayana₹48,759Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
kalkiom₹48,025Big Bubble Rush ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Daniel0617₹45,650Mega Freeze ₹1.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
AlwaysAhead
₹39,400PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD
PokerBaazi
Madbluffer₹34,314DVS Event #1 ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil₹31,257Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Naval 'Kareem Lala' Lekhra₹25,361Afternoon Kick-Off ₹80K GTDSpartan Poker
Allinle₹24,570DVS Event #3 PLO ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
luckbox₹16,848DVS Event #2 ₹75K GTDPokerDangal
Galba14₹15,668DeepStack ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
Shubham ‘backchod launda’ Agarwal₹14,734Afternoon on Stars ₹75K GTDPokerStars India
srianudeep1993₹11,5006 Feet Under PLO Deepstack ₹25K GTDKhelo365
IAmeroK8641l₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

Destiny ₹26 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 262

Re-entries – 128

Re-buys – 239

Prize Pool – ₹31,45,000

Places Paid – 50

Spartan Poker`s Destiny 19.0 series found its sixth champion last night. The ₹26 Lakhs GTD Destiny wrangled in 629 participants that made for a ₹31.45 Lakhs prize pool (over 20% more than the listed guarantee).

Kushagra ‘The Unconventional’ Mehta, who had grabbed the headlines at the FTS 2.0 in March for making three FT finishes in a week, championed the tourney to collect ₹8.18 Lakhs for his outright victory. Spartan Poker regular Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC secured a runner-up finish worth ₹5.03 Lakhs.

After the win, Kushagra Mehta’s lifetime earnings have touched ₹62.19 Lakhs (₹24 Lakhs in net profits). He also booked himself a seat in the Destiny 19.0 SnG Finale set for June 13 (9 PM).

Ajay ‘ajay2706’ Saharan (3rd for ₹2.91 Lakhs), two-time The Millionaire champion Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal (5th for ₹1.32 Lakhs), the #1 ranked player of the year, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh (7th for ₹78,625), and Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (8th for ₹69,190) FT-ed the tourney.

PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹59,755.

Runner-up Bhanu Prakash KC
Runner-up Bhanu Prakash KC

 

Final Table Results

  1. Kushagra ‘The Unconventional’ Mehta – ₹8,17,700
  2. Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC – ₹5,03,200
  3. Ajay ‘ajay2706’ Saharan – ₹2,90,913
  4. TiltMax01 – ₹2,07,570
  5. Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal – ₹1,32,090
  6. nutty – ₹1,10,075
  7. Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh – ₹78,625
  8. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi – ₹69,190

 

DVS Main Event 20 Lakhs GTD Day 1A – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 92

Re-entries – 29

Survivors – 16

The star attraction of PokerDangal’s ongoing Dangal Value Series (DVS), the ₹20 Lakhs GTD DVS Main Event, played out the first of its five starting flights yesterday. Day 1A registered 121 entries, and only 16 players bagged a stack for Day 2.

‘Salazar’ (184,544), Abhiroop ‘abhiroopron’ Gupta (147,943), and ‘BetaSharma’ (141,680) rounded out the top three stacks of the day.

Prashant ‘kingslayer’ Jha (106,972) was another known name on the top 10 chip counts list.

Top Ten Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Salazar – 184,544
  2. Abhiroop ‘abhiroopron’ Gupta – 147,943
  3. BetaSharma – 141,680
  4. Mr.Z – 110,843
  5. sonofagun – 109,055
  6. arjundada – 108,324
  7. navaneethnk5 – 107,959
  8. Prashant ‘kingslayer’ Jha – 106,972
  9. ankit111 – 88,803
  10. bill – 80,206

 

Maverick 15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 336

Re-entries – 425

Prize Pool – ₹17,31,277

Places Paid 82

Adda52`s Maverick kept its unbeaten record intact with a turnout of 761 entries accumulating ₹17.31 Lakhs in the prize pool. It took nine long hours before the dust settled in favor of Debapriya ‘debapriya_12345’ Manna, who clinched the title for a personal-best (on Adda52) ₹4.32 Lakhs. The former Mega Suits champion ‘filmyjuwari’ finished second for ₹2.32 Lakhs.

The Maverick winner Manna finished fourth in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna for ₹45,789, netting ₹4.78 Lakhs overall on Wednesday.

Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia (3rd for ₹1.59 Lakhs), Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre (5th for ₹77,042), Kunal ‘cvc’ Sharma (6th for ₹55,401) and Adithya ‘Rlox1’ NG (8th for ₹32,894) were the other known players who FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Debapriya ‘debapriya_12345’ Manna – ₹4,32,819
  2. filmyjuwari – ₹2,32,856
  3. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – ₹1,59,277
  4. SGARG13 – ₹1,14,264
  5. Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre – ₹77,042
  6. Kunal ‘cvc’ Sharma – ₹55,401
  7. Aayushlol – ₹43,282
  8. Adithya ‘Rlox1’ NG – ₹32,894

 

The Pride ₹10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 193

Re-entries – 168

Prize Pool – ₹12,64,000

Places Paid – 45

PokerBaazi’s Wednesday highlight tourney, ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride, generated a guarantee-smashing ₹12.64 Lakhs prize pool, and 45 players from a starting field of 361 entrants got paid.

After eight hours of play, site regular Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer was the last player standing and took home ₹2.65 Lakhs in winnings. Vaibhav ‘WakhraSwagNi’ Sharma placed second for ₹1.86 Lakhs.

A former Spartan Poker Mega Stack champion, Iyer now has ₹1.44 Crores in tracked online earnings.

The reg-infested FT comprised of Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (3rd for ₹1.19 Lakhs), Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla (5th for ₹66,334), Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta (7th for ₹44,223) and Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi (8th for ₹35,380).

Runner-up Vaibhav Sharma
Runner-up Vaibhav Sharma

 

Final Table Results

  1. Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer – ₹2,65,335
  2. Vaibhav ‘WakhraSwagNi’ Sharma – ₹1,86,000
  3. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹1,19,401
  4. spraveen – ₹88,450
  5. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – ₹66,334
  6. huhututu – ₹53,070
  7. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – ₹44,223
  8. Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi – ₹35,380

 

Wednesday Vibes 7 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 333

Re-entries – 111

Re-buys – 252

Prize Pool – ₹10,44,000

Places Paid – 63

The Wednesday MTT rush spilled over to the ₹7 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes as well, with the 9:30 PM tourney gathering 696 entries, resulting in a prize pool collection of ₹10.44 Lakhs (almost 50% over its listed guarantee).

It was 5:18 AM on the tournament clock when the anonymous user ‘rsh7777’ championed the tourney to win a site-best ₹2.02 Lakhs. ‘Captain Falcon’ finished runner-up for ₹1.27 Lakhs.

It was a much-needed score for ‘rsh7777,’ who recovered all their losses on the site and then some. The player currently sits on ₹2.68 Lakhs in recorded earnings on Spartan Poker and a marginal ₹7,639 in net profits.

Atif ‘LuckyWoolF’ Khan (4th for ₹72,558), Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar (7th for ₹33,512), and Jaya ‘denb’ Bharathkumar Prajapati (8th for ₹23,803) earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. rsh7777 – ₹2,02,014
  2. Captain Falcon – ₹1,27,368
  3. TheRealG – ₹91,350
  4. Atif ‘LuckyWoolF’ Khan – ₹72,558
  5. Flahoolick – ₹56,898**
  6. Gaush – ₹44,579**
  7. Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar – ₹33,512
  8. Jaya ‘denb’ Bharathkumar Prajapati – ₹23,803

**denotes player has requested anonymity

 

Night on Stars ₹6 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,950

Entries – 194

Re-entries – 133

Regular Prize Pool – ₹3,09,951

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,90,049

Prize Pool – ₹6,00,000

Places Paid – 35

PokerStars India`s Wednesday marquee, the Night on Stars, ran with an increased ₹6 Lakhs prize pool guarantee and did well to register 327 entries – overlaying a marginal ₹11,400 before tournament fees.

Site regular ‘raghav1990’ juggernaut his way to the top to collect a winner’s paycheque worth ₹1.17 Lakhs (includes ₹65,749 in bounties). PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘bhasm@sur1’ Arya finished runner-up for ₹63,141 (includes ₹12,085 in bounties).

Rakesh ‘noviceanari’ Sharma (4th for ₹35,898), PokerGuru Ambassador’s Jayjit ‘unlucky2k’ Ray (6th for ₹20,334) and Millionaire Series #14 – Deepstack ₹40 Lakhs GTD runner-up Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj (8th for ₹11,873), and Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer (7th for ₹16,436) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. raghav1990 – ₹1,16,805
  2. Devvrat ‘bhasm@sur1’ Arya – ₹63,141
  3. kabir12657 – ₹33,468
  4. Rakesh ‘noviceanari’ Sharma – ₹35,898
  5. Bashir@321 – ₹24,599
  6. Jayjit ‘unlucky2k’ Ray – ₹20,334
  7. Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer – ₹16,436
  8. Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj – ₹11,873
  9. volatilefire – ₹7,570

 

La Luna 4 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 171

Re-entries – 178

Prize Pool – ₹5,72,361

Places Paid – 38

The mystery player ‘mj129’ outlasted the 349 entry field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna to win ₹1.43 Lakhs. ‘sourab14248908’ placed runner-up for ₹86,713.

Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (3rd for ₹62,960), and Amit ‘RagingBull’ Kaushik (6th for ₹21,464) FT-ed the tourney.

 

Big Bubble Rush 2 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 140

Re-entries – 98

Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,19,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹1,19,000

Total Prize Pool – ₹2,38,000

Places Paid – 24

The revised ₹2 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush on PokerStars India clocked in 238 runners, posting a profitable ₹2.38 Lakhs prize pool.

After almost five hours of play, the mystery player ‘kalkiom’ took down the event for ₹48,025 (includes ₹27,656 in bounties), just as ‘jul1u592’ placed second for ₹26,212 (includes ₹5,844 in bounties).

Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora (4th for ₹19,174), and last night’s Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD champion Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil (5th for ₹11,062) FT-ed the tourney.

 

6-Max Holdem BOOST DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 161

Re-entries – 126

Prize Pool – ₹2,87,000

Places Paid – 36

Running from 9 PM to 2:36 AM, PokerBaazi`s 6-Max Holdem BOOST DST distributed ₹2.87 Lakhs in prize money to the top 36 places.

Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir, who had taken down PokerBaazi’s ₹50K GTD 6-Max DST earlier in the day for ₹15,770, won his second title of the day, netting ₹63,400. Jamir now has ₹1.02 Crores in lifetime online winnings.

Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram (2nd for ₹44,490) & Anuj ‘MrGreen1610’ Laddhad (4th for ₹21,181) FT-ed the tourney.

 

DVS Event #1 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 154

Re-entries – 147

Prize Pool – ₹1,80,600

PokerDangal`s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD DVS Event #1 logged in 301 entries, collecting ₹1.81 Lakhs in the prize pool. ‘Madbluffer’ championed the tourney for ₹34,314, beating ‘GPDK’ (runner-up for ₹25,284) in heads-up play.

Somenn ‘ProKiller’ Singh (4th for ₹13,545), Nishant ‘CaptainLevi’ Sharma (5th for ₹9,933), and Dheeraj ‘Dangerplayer’ Grover (6th for 7,224) FT-ed the tourney.

 

6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack 25K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 26

Re-entries – 8

Prize Pool – ₹25,000

Places Paid – 4

The user ‘srianudeep1993’ was the last player standing in Khelo365’s ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack and won ₹11,500. ‘Maalwall’ came second for ₹6,500 after firing two bullets.

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 49

Re-entries – 11

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

‘IAmeroK8641l’ took down Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 for ₹7,200, with ‘nishantdreams’ placing runner-up for ₹4,000.

 

This report was updated at 4:30 PM on 13.05.2021.

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