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Daily Majors: Manish Lakhotia, Rony Chowdhury, Chirag Sodha & Siddharth Karia Feature Among the Top Winners on Christmas

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  • Namita Ghosh December 26, 2020
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Merry Christmas, folks! The festival may be over, but the joy and celebrations still hang heavy in the air! We’ll soon be closing out an eventful 2020, and with the year-end just a few days away, Spartan Poker has rolled out yet another Millionaire edition to keep the festive spirits up. Friday saw the tourney commence proceedings alongside the other weekly flagships running across the different platforms.

Let’s take a quick recap of the featured tourneys on Friday.

 

Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s flagship The Millionaire is making its final run of the year. The ₹1 Crore GTD tourney began yesterday, with the first of its five starting flights registering 330 entries (184 unique, 46 re-entries, and 100 rebuys). By the end of the play, only 40 players made it through to Day 2, and leading the lot was Yash ‘kajuman’ Brijwasi (375,784), with Vishal ‘uttu0501’ Singh (304,039) and Aniket ‘Ntwadumela’ Waghmare (219,445) rounding out the top three stacks from the flight.

The site’s Friday major, The Elite, comfortably breached its posted guarantee of ₹25 Lakhs, collecting ₹25.80 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 258 entries. The tournament commenced at 9.30 PM and took a little over eight-and-half hours to crown a winner in ‘Paperboi,’ who pocketed ₹5.99 Lakhs after besting seasoned reg Manish ‘thekidLakhotia to the finish line. ‘Paperboi’ has won this tournament at least twice already, once on August 14, and the second time on November 13. Exactly a month ago, the mystery crushed had won the Destiny for ₹7.02 Lakhs.

Runner-up Manish Lakhotia
Runner-up Manish Lakhotia

 

Lakhotia, a former IOPC Millionaire United champion, had championed the Maverick and the PokerStars India’s Highroller last week while topping the 25 qualifiers from Week #3 of PokerStars India’s “Star of the Month” December race. Yesterday, Lakhotia helped himself to a runner-up payday of ₹4.06 Lakhs, boosting his online tally to ₹5.35 Crores.

The other Friday attraction, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD TGIF, took flight precisely 90 minutes before The Elite and ended up filling in an overlay of ₹98,500 after 601 entries signed up to play. After over seven hours of play, the final four players agreed to close it out with a deal that handed out the title to Kunal ‘CharsilaladkaChaudhary. Chaudhary pocketed ₹1.37 Lakhs, with Garima lastmountain’ Sharma (runner-up for ₹1.24 Lakhs), ‘EgoCrusher007’ (3rd for ₹1.17 Lakhs), and Vishal VishalMaharaj’ Maharaj (4th for ₹98,152) also banking six-figure scores.

Kunal Chaudhary
Kunal Chaudhary

 

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Friday night attraction, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Magic Edition, logged in 185 entries resulting in a glaring ₹2.6 Lakhs overlay deficit. It took almost six-and-half hours of play before Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha maneuvered his way to the top to win ₹1.84 Lakhs (₹1.03 Lakhs in prize money and ₹81,063 in bounties). Sodha, who beat ‘rkcravi’ heads-up in the tourney, now sits with over ₹2.64 Crores in annual winnings and ₹4.33 Crores in lifetime earnings. The latter collected ₹1.48 Lakhs (₹1.03 Lakhs in prize money and ₹44,563 in bounties) for their runner-up finish.

Churag Sodha
Churag Sodha

 

The other bounty tournament on the site, the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Classic PKO, saw ‘robert_ford9’ outlasting the 118-entry field to claim the title for ₹49,575 (₹23,946 in prize money and ₹25,629 in bounties). The player vanquished Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda in the final showdown, with Nanda banking ₹29,336 (₹23,946 in prize money and ₹5,391 in bounties).

 

Adda52

Adda52’s Friday headliner ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD The Ballers was the featured tourney on the site on Christmas night. The tourney kicked off as usual at 8 PM, and with 307 entries, it recorded an overlay shortfall of ₹1.47 Lakhs. It was 3.21 AM when the dust settled. Walking away with the first-place cash prize of ₹5.62 Lakhs prize was Aditya Kumar ‘balls86’ Patodia, who defeated PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘fish4life’ Chowdhury (runner-up for ₹3.40 Lakhs) heads-up to win the title. This is Patodia’s personal-best score on the site, spinning up his Adda52 scorecard to ₹52.07 Lakhs. Chowdhury now boasts of ₹1.20 Crore in recorded annual winnings, with ₹3+ Crores in lifetime scores.

Runner-up Rony Chowdhury
Runner-up Rony Chowdhury

 

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Running Hot registered 231 entries, filling in an overlay shortfall of ₹38,000. Young Gun Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia championed the tourney to win ₹1.22 Lakhs. Karia, an avid streamer, had picked up a runner-up finish at The Big Show last Monday. He will be closing out the year with over ₹2.46 Crores in recorded winnings!

Siddharth Karia
Siddharth Karia

 

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi’s Friday run of tourneys saw the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly Highroller play out amidst 130 contenders. Even though the turnout recorded was three entries less than its last week’s run, the event collected a guarantee-smashing ₹13 Lakhs prize pool. In the end, ‘shrey.poker’ came out on top to win ₹3.48 Lakhs, beating a tough FT that included PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘flopCheck’ Arya (runner-up for ₹2.44 Lakhs).

In the ₹1.5 Lakh GTD Friday 5PLO, ‘Hemu0212’ ran past 93 others to emerge champion for ₹42,230.

The other notable Friday winners were –

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Hakuna matata₹63,450Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar₹44,330Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Hemu0212₹42,230Friday 5PLO ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Dhirendra 'dmkool007' Kumar₹34,225Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Growmore₹30,000Grinders#29 PLO BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Ajoy ‘Ajoy94’ Bala₹27,610Grinders#30 ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
vinaash₹23,748Afternoon on Stars ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
suryak₹12,900Prime Time ₹30K GTD PLOKhelo365
Sandhiya1122₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365
Raasleela₹2,496Dangal Dinner ₹10K GTDPokerDangal

 

The Millionaire 1 Crore GTD Day 1A Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 184

Re-entries – 46

Re-buys – 100

Survivors – 40

Friday marked the start of Spartan Poker`s final The Millionaire edition of the year. Day 1A of the five-flight ₹5,500 entry buy-in The Millionaire ran from 6 PM to 10:38 PM, and 40 runners from a starting field of 330 entries (184 unique, 46 re-entries, and 100 rebuys) made the cut for Day 2.

Yash ‘kajuman’ Brijwasi (375,784) bagged the most-massive stack of the day, with Vishal ‘uttu0501’ Singh (304,039) and Aniket ‘Ntwadumela’ Waghmare (219,445) carrying forward the next top stacks of the day.

Pulkit ‘MAAHI MAAREGAA’ Mehra (186,652), Shyam ‘Glober’ Kumar (144,324), Abhishek ‘TheGrinder’ Garg (141,344), Snehil ‘legendof91’ Aggarwal (139,907), Eka ‘masterbluffs’ Vedantham (138,608) and Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (134,430) featured among the top 10 stacks of the day.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Yash ‘kajuman’ Brijwasi – 375,784
  2. Vishal ‘uttu0501’ Singh – 304,039
  3. Aniket ‘Ntwadumela’ Waghmare – 219,445
  4. Pulkit ‘MAAHI MAAREGAA’ Mehra – 186,652
  5. iPuntUCall – 165,335
  6. Shyam ‘Glober’ Kumar – 144,324
  7. Abhishek ‘TheGrinder’ Garg – 141,344
  8. Snehil ‘legendof91’ Aggarwal – 139,907
  9. Eka ‘masterbluffs’ Vedantham – 138,608
  10. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – 134,430

 

The Elite 25 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 118

Re-entries – 60

Re-buys – 80

Prize Pool – ₹25,80,000

Places Paid – 23

It was a busy Christmas at Spartan Poker that had the ₹25 Lakhs The Elite running alongside The Millionaire. The ₹11,000 entry buy-in tourney logged in 258 entries, collecting a smashing ₹25.80 Lakhs prize pool.

After a near nine-hour-long run, coming out on top was site regular ‘Paperboi,’ who won ₹5.99 Lakhs for the outright victory. They bested The Millionaire Warm-up champion Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (runner-up for ₹4.06 Lakhs) heads-up.

Lakhotia`s stats: Annual Earnings: ₹2.37 Crores, Lifetime Earnings: ₹5.35 Crores

Pratibha ‘HerMess’ Arya (3rd for ₹2.70 Lakhs), Siddhartha ‘Sid297’ Khanna (4th for ₹2.21 Lakhs), Ramesh ‘Dabidi_Dibide’ Pathipati (5th for ₹1.78 Lakhs) and Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala (7th for ₹1.02 Lakhs) also cashed the final table.

Final Table Results

  1. Paperboi – ₹5,99,850
  2. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹4,06,350
  3. Pratibha ‘HerMess’ Arya – ₹2,70,900
  4. Siddhartha ‘Sid297’ Khanna – ₹2,21,880
  5. Ramesh ‘Dabidi_Dibide’ Pathipati – ₹1,78,020
  6. Junior-KK – ₹1,38,030
  7. Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala – ₹1,02,168
  8. nikko02 – ₹75,078

 

The Ballers 22.5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 160

Re-entries – 147

Prize Pool – ₹22,50,000

Places Paid – 34

Revving up the Christmas celebrations on Adda52 was the site`s Friday flagship ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD Ballers. A starting field of 307 entrants resulted in an overlay deficit of ₹1.47 Lakhs.

Aditya ‘balls86’ Kumar Patodia was the last player standing and banked a personal-best (on Adda52) ₹5.63 Lakhs. Last night`s victory has pushed his recorded earnings on Adda52 over the ₹50 Lakhs-mark, i.e., ₹52.07 Lakhs with ₹5.98 Lakhs in net profits.

PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘fish4life’ Chowdhury finished runner-up for ₹3.41 Lakhs. Stats: Annual Earnings: ₹1.24+ Crores, Lifetime Earnings: ₹3.03+ Crores

Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (3rd for ₹2.48 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha (4th for ₹1.88 Lakhs) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Aditya ‘balls86’ Kumar Patodia – ₹5,62,500
  2. Rony ‘fish4life’ Chowdhury – ₹3,40,875
  3. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹2,47,500
  4. Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha – ₹1,87,875
  5. riddick2099 – ₹1,29,375
  6. ragspoker – ₹84,375

 

The Weekly HighRoller 12 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 78

Re-entries – 52

Prize Pool – ₹13,00,000

Places Paid – 15

Friday unfolded another outing for PokerBaazi`s ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller. With a player field of 130 entrants, the ₹11,000 entry buy-in tourney ended up crushing its showcased guarantee by ₹1 Lakh, and the top 15 places earned a payday.

The mystery user ‘shrey.poker’ raced past the competition to win ₹3.48 Lakhs. For the second time on Friday, the PokerGuru Staking stable was denied a title victory with PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘flopCheck’ Arya placing runner-up for ₹2.44 Lakhs.

Arya has been consistently picking scores over the past week. On December 24, he championed Spartan Poker’s The Ultron for ₹2.74 Lakhs. He also FT-ed Adda52’s The Mint on December 22 and placed runner-up in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – PKO on December 20.

Ankit ‘Ankitmodi’ Modi (3rd for ₹1.57 Lakhs), Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora (4th for ₹1.16 Lakhs), The Millionaire champion Sriharsha ‘ivey2’ Doddapaneni (5th for ₹87,100), and PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘Vishzz’ Bajaj (6th for ₹69,680) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. shrey.poker – ₹3,48,000
  2. Devvrat ‘flopCheck’ Arya – ₹2,44,000
  3. Ankit ‘Ankitmodi’ Modi – ₹1,57,000
  4. Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora – ₹1,16,000
  5. Sriharsha ‘ivey2’ Doddapaneni – ₹87,100
  6. Vishal ‘Vishzz’ Bajaj – ₹69,680

 

Uppercut Magic Edition 6-Max 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 97

Re-entries – 88

Total Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹6,30,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹3,70,000

Places Paid – 35

It was a slow Christmas for PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Magic Edition 6-Max that had to shell out ₹2.60 Lakhs to make up the overlay deficit after registering 185 entrants.

Shipping the tourney was a familiar face in Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha, who navigated his way to the top to win ₹1.84 Lakhs (₹1.03 Lakhs in prize money and ₹81,063 in bounties). Sodha currently sits on ₹2.64 Crores in annual winnings and ₹4.33 Crores in lifetime MTT scores.

‘rkcravi’ placed runner-up for ₹1.48 Lakhs (₹1.03 Lakhs in prize money and ₹44,563 in bounties).

The stacked FT featured Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood (3rd for ₹74,047), Rakesh ‘noviceanari’ Sharma (4th for ₹59,826), and Young Gun Shardul ‘merci999’ Parthasarathi (7th for ₹33,689).

Varun ‘Varun.vib’ Nagpal bubbled the FT in eighth place for ₹28,011.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha – ₹1,84,254
  2. rkcravi – ₹1,47,754
  3. Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood – ₹74,047
  4. Rakesh ‘noviceanari’ Sharma – ₹59,826
  5. chittu10 – ₹44,067
  6. TopiBaaz21 – ₹32,847
  7. Shardul ‘merci999’ Parthasarathi – ₹33,689

 

TGIF 10 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,640

Entries – 293

Re-entries – 100

Re-buys – 208

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 55

Spartan Poker’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD TGIF attracted 601 participants, registering a deficit of ₹98,500. A four-way deal saw Kunal ‘Charsilaladka’ Chaudhary walking away with the title and ₹1.37 Lakhs in prize money.

Garima ‘lastmountain’ Sharma (runner-up for ₹1.24 Lakhs), ‘EgoCrusher007’ (3rd for ₹1.17 Lakhs), and Vishal ‘VishalMaharajMaharaj (4th for ₹98,152) were others who raked in the big bucks.

Ravinder ‘jason’ Singh (5th for ₹56,900), Aryan ‘bob_marley’ Kumar (6th for ₹43,800), and Dhawal ‘Happyace’ Baghel (8th for ₹23,600) rounded out the 8-max FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘Charsilaladka’ Chaudhary – ₹1,37,771*
  2. Garima ‘lastmountain’ Sharma – ₹1,24,330*
  3. EgoCrusher007 – ₹1,17,547*
  4. Vishal ‘VishalMaharaj’ Maharaj – ₹98,152*
  5. Ravinder ‘jason’ Singh – ₹56,900
  6. Aryan ‘bob_marley’ Kumar – ₹43,800
  7. Gazmo – ₹32,600
  8. Dhawal ‘Happyace’ Baghel – ₹23,600

*denotes four-way deal

 

Running Hot 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 131

Re-entries – 100

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Adda52`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Running Hot pulled in 231 entrants, overlaying ₹38,000. Racing past the field was the seasoned pro and Monday’s The Big Show runner-up, Young Gun Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia, who won the title for ₹1.23 Lakhs.

Aditya ‘Konstantin’ Singh came in second for ₹94,437.

Praveen ‘thepokerfaceblr’ Chandra (3rd for ₹60,000), Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury (4th for ₹43,000), Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna (5th for 30,000), and Mukesh ‘silentkid’ Ahuja (6th for ₹21,250) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia – ₹1,22,813
  2. Aditya ‘Konstantin’ Singh – ₹94,437
  3. Praveen ‘thepokerfaceblr’ Chandra – ₹60,000
  4. Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury – ₹43,000
  5. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – 30,000
  6. Mukesh ‘silentkid’ Ahuja – ₹21,250
  7. defeated – ₹16,250
  8. udayd77 – ₹12,500

 

Classic PKO 2 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 74

Re-entries – 44

Total Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,11,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹88,500

Places Paid – 14

PokerStars India`s ₹2 Lakhs GTD Classic PKO was taken down by robert_ford9, who collected 49,575 (₹23,946 in prize money and ₹25,629 in bounties) for the victory, after defeating Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda in heads-up play.

The runner-up Nanda banked 29,336 (₹23,946 in prize money and 5,391 in bounties).

Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla finished 4th for ₹12,760.

 

Friday 5PLO 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 48

Re-entries – 46

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 12

PokerBaazi`s 9 PM Special Friday 5PLO clocked in 94 hopefuls – falling six entries short of its listed ₹1.5 Lakhs guarantee. The user ‘Hemu0212’ defeatedJai ‘BoyJ’ Sharma’ heads-up to win ₹42,230. Sharma added ₹29,570 to his bankroll for finishing second.

Chanti ‘Majay’ Nayak (4th for ₹14,090), and Jayant ‘loserfish19’ Makkar (5th for ₹10,560) FT-ed the event.

 

Hercules 1 Lakh GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹770

Entries – 81

Re-entries – 38

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 17

Pocket52`s ₹75K GTD Pocket Jacks logged in 119 participants, and the top 17 places got paid. The anonymous user ‘BugsBinny’ championed the tourney to win ₹23,000. Mohit ‘gurujii’ Thakur finished runner-up for ₹16,500.

Dinesh ‘mahabir1993’ Tigga rounded out the podium finishers, placing 3rd for ₹12,000.

 

Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 67

Re-entries – 52

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 17

The 50K GTD Unravel was taken down by ‘jethalal008’ for ₹11,500, with ‘Imtheking’ placing runner-up for ₹8,250.

Jeet ‘Tanmay007’ Mondal (4th for ₹4,750) and Pankaj ‘lastlaugh’ Rautela (5th for ₹3,750) also FT-ed the tourney.

 

Prime Time 30K GTD PLO Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 23

Re-entries – 21

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 5

Khelo365`s₹30K GTD Prime Time logged in 44 entries, and the user ‘suryak’ shipped the tourney to win ₹12,900.

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 49

Re-entries – 24

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 8

Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 dragged in 73 entries, and ‘Sandhiya1122’ championed the tourney to win ₹6,800.

 

Dangal Dinner 10K GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹110

Entries – 43

Re-entries – 61

Prize Pool – ₹10,400

Places Paid – 17

PokerDangal`s ₹10K GTD Dangal Dinner was shipped by ‘Raasleela,’ who added ₹2,496 to their bankroll, besting ‘Kaps19’ (runner-up for ₹1,768) heads-up.

 

This report was updated at 4 PM on 26.12.2020.

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