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Daily Majors: Kwatra, Ahuja, Sharma & Pereira Slay the Wednesday Flagships

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  • RUPAM THAKUR September 24, 2020
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There was a noticeable uptick in action on Wednesday, with the guarantees increasing sharply across the major platforms. PokerDangal’s four-day-long Dangal Grinders Series commenced its inaugural run yesterday, and there`s Spartan Poker`s Freezeout Master Series (FMS) that’s starting today, promising exciting action through the weekend.

Here’s a quick recap of the biggest winners from yesterday.

 

Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s signature Wednesday tourney, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Destiny, logged in 490 entries yesterday, overlaying ₹50,000. After a little over eight hours of play, ‘Midge Maisel’ came out on top to win their best-recorded score on Spartan Poker worth ₹6.63 Lakhs along with a seat in the Destiny 16.0 SnG Finale. The former AOPS Mini ME winner Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra finished runner-up for ₹4.08 Lakhs.

Guneet Kwatra
Guneet Kwatra

 

With ₹1.92 Crores in recorded earnings this year, Kwatra is getting closer to breaking into the top 20 on the annual leaderboard and currently boasts of ₹3.67 Crores in lifetime winnings.

The other big-ticket tourneys were taken down by ‘arcadiaaa’ (Night Rider – Monster Stack for ₹58,543) and ‘sam059424’ (Monster Stack for ₹49,748).

 

PokerBaazi

Gracing the Wednesday schedule on PokerBaazi was the ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride. Sporting a ₹3,300 entry buy-in, the event registered 282 entries to witness a deficit of ₹1.54 Lakhs. MTT pro Rajat ‘LungFakeer’ Sharma was the last player standing in the event and won ₹2.21 Lakhs after defeating Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna (runner-up for ₹1.55 Lakhs) heads-up.

Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma

 

Sharma, a former Millionaire Lite champion, posted a second FT score yesterday, placing fourth in PokerStars India’s Night on Stars for ₹40,387. Sitting with ₹4.96 Crores in recorded earnings, Sharma should be entering the “₹5 Crore Club” any day now!

The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Wednesday SuperStack had 126 entries in the fray that resulted in a ₹48,000 shortfall. Chirag ‘BadSirck’ Khandelwal championed the tourney to win ₹80,400 with ‘Nulhad’ finishing runner-up for ₹56,310.

Chirag Khandelwal
Chirag Khandelwal

 

 

Adda52

The featured event running on Adda52 was the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick. The ₹2,500 entry buy-in tourney clocked in 572 entries to experience a ₹1.99 Lakhs shortfall. After nearly nine hours of play, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja claimed the outright victory, adding ₹3.83 Lakhs to his bankroll. Shivam ‘shivam699’ Khandelwal finished runner-up for ₹2.18 Lakhs.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

One of the biggest winners of the year, Ahuja, is currently ranked #7 on the annual leaderboard with ₹2.46 Crores in recorded earnings in 2020. He is fast racing towards the ₹6 Crore-mark in recorded winnings and needs a little over ₹10,000 at ₹5.89 Crores!

Like the Maverick, even the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Moonlight had to fill in a ₹45,760 shortfall on the back of 216 entries. The tourney commenced at 9:30 PM and came to a close at 2:50 PM with ‘hopster99’ grabbing the title and the ₹1.10 Lakhs top prize. ‘gauravgoru’ finished runner-up for ₹64,000.

 

PokerStars India

There has been a noticeable drop in attendance at PokerStars India post the recently concluded INCOOP series. Its Wednesday flagship Night on Stars ran with a ₹5 Lakhs guarantee yesterday and had to fill in a ₹50,000 shortfall on the back of 180 entries. Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹99,391. Raghav ‘maddyrag’ Madan finished runner-up for ₹73,617.

Myron Pereira
Myron Pereira

 

Pereira also placed sixth in PokerBaazi’s Wednesday SuperStack for ₹16,080, his second FT score of the night. The Goa-resident has been on a breakout run this year and has accumulated over ₹1.52 Cores through online MTT`s already. He is currently just ₹6 Lakhs short of hitting the magical ₹2 Crore-mark in lifetime earnings.

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush played out amid 171 runners, to post an overlay of ₹58,000. Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni championed the tourney to win ₹85,359, crossing ₹1 Crore in recorded earnings. ‘khutts’ finished runner-up for ₹41,364.

Sreeharsha Boneni
Sreeharsha Boneni

 

 

PokerDangal

PokerDangal flagged off the brand-new Dangal Grinder Series (DGS) last night, one of its birthday month promotions. The showstopper ₹10 Lakhs GTD DGS Main played out its first of four starting flights on Wednesday. Day 1A registered 205 entries, and 22 survivors made it across to Day 2 with ‘garypanga’ (222,187), ‘papupass’ (220,475), and ‘dashpro’ (203,172) bagging the top stacks of the day.

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
arcadiaaa
₹58,543Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.45 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
faizal1506₹54,000Afternoon Adda ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Saurabh ‘Romosa’ Ramola₹51,875Gladiator ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPocket52
sam059424
₹49,748Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
THE_MOUTH₹47,060DGS #1 ₹2 Lakhs GTDPoker Dangal
Rohit1713 ₹42,950IMPS#27 ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
akhilnegi ₹35,000IMPS#26 Daily ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Happy84₹34,500Pocket Lunch ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPocket52
sachin1055₹34,500Pocket Dinner ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Somenn 'Prokiller' Singh₹24,150DGS Event#2 ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
Dhamiabhis₹7,360Who R U? ₹15K GTDKhelo365
Baazimaker₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

Destiny 25 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 223

Re-entries – 100

Re-buys – 167

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 40

Spartan Poker’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Destiny attracted 490 entries on Wednesday, falling some 10 entries short of the 500-entry guarantee.

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in tourney got going at 8 PM, and a little over eight hours later, mystery user ‘Midge Maisel’ shipped the tourney to win ₹6.62 Lakhs. Former Millionaire champion Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra came in second for ₹4.12 Lakhs.

The mystery champion has touched ₹20.81 Lakhs in recorded earnings on Spartan Poker after the win with a net profit of ₹10.45 Lakhs.

The runner-up score helped boost Kwatra`s online scorecard to ₹3.63 Crores.

Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (3rd for ₹2.50 Lakhs), Arun ‘arungeo95’ George (4th for ₹1.57 Lakhs), Jasven ‘Ponkey’ Saigal (5th for ₹1.12 Lakhs), Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru (8th for ₹60,000), and Nitin ‘TheWitcher’ Arora (9th for ₹47,500) FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. Midge Maisel – ₹6,62,500
  2. Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra – ₹4,12,500
  3. Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC – ₹2,50,000
  4. Arun ‘arungeo95’ George – ₹1,57,500
  5. Jasven ‘Ponkey’ Saigal – ₹1,12,500
  6. Sid297 – ₹87,500
  7. SpewMonkey – ₹72,500
  8. Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru – ₹60,000
  9. Nitin ‘TheWitcher’ Arora – ₹47,500

 

Maverick 15 Lakhs GTD 8-Max – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 303

Re-entries – 269

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 63

The overlay avalanche hit Adda52 hard as its ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick registered a massive ₹1.98 Lakhs.

Starting out at 8 PM, the tourney ended in the wee hours at 4:21 AM.

Navigating his way through the 572-entry field, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja championed the tourney to win ₹3.82 Lakhs. Shivam ‘shivam699’ Khandelwal finished runner-up for ₹2.17 Lakhs.

Boasting a whopping ₹5.89 Crores in recorded earnings, Ahuja has jumped up one place to #7 on the annual leaderboard after the win!

Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (4th for ₹1.08 Lakhs), and Prakash ‘incredible7493’ Gupta (8th for ₹30,000) were the other known names on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – ₹3,82,500
  2. Shivam ‘shivam699’ Khandelwal – ₹2,17,500
  3. acceleration – ₹1,49,250
  4. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹1,08,750
  5. pickpockets – ₹75,000
  6. Aayushlol – ₹52,500
  7. mannu425 – ₹41,250
  8. Prakash ‘incredible7493’ Gupta – ₹30,000

 

The Pride 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 161

Re-entries – 121

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 36

With only 282 entries ponying up the ₹3,300 entry buy-in, PokerBaazi’s The Pride had to fill in a sizable ₹1.54 Lakhs shortfall.

MTT pro and Tuesday’s The Endeavour runner-up Rajat LungFakeer’ Sharma was the last player standing and banked ₹2.21 Lakhs after defeating online reg Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna (runner-up for ₹1.55 Lakhs) heads-up.

Sharma is just ₹4 Lakhs shy of touching the magical ₹5 Crore-mark in recorded online winnings, a feat which, given his current form, he will likely accomplish very soon!

Young Gun Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma (3rd for ₹99,700), Vinay ‘Vinstill’ BK (5thfor ₹55,400), Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar (6th for ₹44,300), Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja (7th for ₹36,800), Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan (8th for ₹29,500), and Sanchit ‘Czar’ Pande (9th for ₹22,100) FT-ed the tourney!

Runner-up Ritwik Khanna
Runner-up Ritwik Khanna

 

Final Table Results

  1. Rajat ‘LungFakeer’ Sharma – ₹2,21,000
  2. Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna – ₹1,55,000
  3. Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma – ₹99,700
  4. AK10JQ – ₹73,800
  5. Vinay ‘Vinstill’ BK – ₹55,400
  6. Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar – ₹44,300
  7. Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja – ₹36,800
  8. Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan – ₹29,500
  9. Sanchit ‘Czar’ Pande – ₹22,100

 

DGS Main 10 Lakhs GTD Day 1A – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 135

Re-entries – 70

Survivors – 22

Part of the 3-year birthday celebrations at PokerDangal, the Dangal Grinder Series (DGS), commenced its debut run last night. The biggest draw at the series, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD DSG Main Event, will run all four days of the DGS, and Wednesday saw Day 1A playing out.

Running from 7:30 PM to 11:37 PM, the ₹990 entry buy-in tourney saw 22 runners from a starting field of 207 entries advancing to Day 2. Grabbing the end-of-Day 1A chip lead was ‘garypanga’ (222,187) with ‘papupass’ (220,475) and ‘dashpro’ (203,172), rounding out the top three stacks of the day.

The Maverick runner-up, Shivam ‘iaafpg’ Khandelwal (132,133), featured among the top 10 stacks of the day.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. garypanga – 222,187
  2. papupass – 220,475
  3. dashpro – 203,172
  4. Hulk62 – 164,816
  5. Shivam ‘iaafpg’ Khandelwal – 132,133
  6. Gabbyrat – 121,942
  7. ashyy – 121,380
  8. jaypy – 98,218
  9. Manavgosain1997 – 91,875
  10. Joonjoon – 76,457

 

Night on Stars 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 100

Re-entries – 80

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 31

PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars drew 180 entries to register a shortfall worth ₹50,000.

Continuing where he left off at the INCOOP, Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira grabbed the title for ₹99,391. Raghav ‘maddyrag’ Madan finished runner-up for ₹73,617.

Pereira`s brilliant form has helped him accumulate ₹1.52 Cores in recorded winnings this year, forming the bulk of the ₹1.92 Crores in earnings he boasts of overall.

Runner-up Raghav Madan
Runner-up Raghav Madan

 

Final Table Results

  1. Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira – ₹99,391
  2. Raghav ‘maddyrag’ Madan – ₹73,617
  3. Yash ‘[email protected]$#116’ Shrivastava – ₹54,526
  4. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma – ₹40,387
  5. Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel – ₹29,914
  6. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – ₹22,156
  7. Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar – ₹16,411
  8. Akshat ‘takingcuntrol’ Sharma – ₹12,155
  9. jinedo – ₹9,003

 

Moonlight 4 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 122

Re-entries – 94

Prize Pool – ₹4,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Adda52’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Moonlight brought in 214 runners who signed-up for ₹1,800, and the site had to fill the ₹45,760 deficit.

Racing past the competition was an unknown player ‘hopster99,’ who defeated ‘gauravgoru’ (runner-up for ₹64,000) in the heads-up confrontation to bank the up-top cash prize worth ₹1.09 Lakhs.

Saahib ‘saahib’ Bawa (3rd for ₹48,000), Vishwanath ‘vish4u2’ Borhade (4th for ₹34,400), & Kunal ‘Charsilaladka’ Chaudhary (8th for ₹10,000) posted FT scores.

 

Big Bubble Rush 4 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 102

Re-entries – 69

Prize Pool – ₹4,00,000

Places Paid – 29

Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni ran through the 171-entry field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush to add ₹85,359 to his bankroll. khutts’ finished runner-up for ₹41,364.

The event suffered an overlay of ₹58,000 and paid out 29 places.

 

6-Max Wednesday SuperStack 3 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 67

Re-entries – 59

Prize Pool – ₹3,00,000

Places Paid – 15

The ₹3 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Wednesday SuperStack registered 126 entries, falling ₹48,000 short of its advertised guarantee.

Chirag BadSirck’ Khandelwal powered his way through the competition to win ₹80,400, besting ‘Nulhad’ (runner-up for ₹56,310) in heads-up play.

Last Sunday`s UVS The Millionaire Lite champion Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (4th for ₹26,820), and the Night on Stars champion Myron ‘priyankAAchoprAA’ Pereira (6th for ₹16,080) FT-ed the tourney.

 

Gladiator 2.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,250

Entries – 131

Re-entries – 56

Prize Pool – ₹2,50,000

Places Paid – 27

Pocket52`s ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Gladiator registered 187 entries. With each of them ponying up ₹1,250 to buy-in, the event suffered a shortfall worth ₹16,250.

Saurabh ‘Romosa’ Ramola was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹51,875.

Saurabh Ramola
Saurabh Ramola

 

Runner-up Vivek ‘Hobbit’ Raj pocketed ₹38,750, while Himanshu ‘hdwivedi3’ Dwivedi finished 6th for ₹10,000.

 

DGS #1 2 Lakhs GTD – Poker Dangal

Buy-in – ₹770

Entries – 135

Re-entries – 100

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 27

The opening event of the Dangal Grinder Series had 235 entrants ponying up the ₹770 entry buy-in that resulted in an overlay of ₹35,500.

The winner emerged in ‘THE_MOUTH,’ who pocketed₹47,060 after defeating ‘Hero29’ (runner-up for ₹33,020) in heads-up play.

Balaji ‘pothumarru’ Sadhanala finished 5th for ₹11,800.

 

Pocket Lunch 1.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1100

Entries – 78

Re-entries – 43

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 27

Happy84’ bested 121 entries to win the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch for ₹34,500.

 

Pocket Dinner 1.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 86

Re-entries – 36

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 27

The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Dinner wrangled in 122 runners to register an overlay worth ₹28,000, and the top 27 places finished ITM.

Pocket52 regular ‘sachin1055’ took down the tourney for ₹34,500 after defeating ‘Prakash7639’ (runner-up for ₹21,000) in heads-up play.

Arpan ‘Novus’ Majhi (4th for ₹12,000) and Uttam ‘Uttaml’ Lamba (5th for ₹9,000) FT-ed the tourney!

 

DGS Event #2 1 Lakh GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹385

Entries – 120

Rebuys – 91

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 24

PokerDangal’s ₹1 Lakh GTD DGS Event #2 registered 211 entries, overlaying ₹26,150.

Somenn ‘Prokiller’ Singh championed the tourney to win ₹24,150 with ‘fishyvishy’ finishing runner-up for ₹16,930.

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹250

Entries – 27

Re-entries – 38

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

After firing three bullets, ‘Baazimaker’ shipped the ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 on Khelo365 for ₹7,200.

 

Who R U? 15K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹220

Entries – 25

Re-entries – 10

Rebuys – 31

Add-ons – 14

Prize Pool – ₹16,000

Places Paid – 4

The ₹15K GTD Who R U? registered 80 runners. ‘Dhamiabhis’ took down the tourney for ₹7,360.

 

This report was updated at 3 PM on 24.9.2020.

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