Another weekend was ushered in with online site’s hosting their weekly flagships. PokerStars India’s Diwali Rush Series got off the starting blocks yesterday, with the Diwali Rush-06 Super HighRoller spearheading the day’s schedule. Following through on his breakout Thursday run, PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh championed the event, netting the day’s single-biggest payday worth ₹7.65 Lakhs. Nitin Gupta placed second for ₹5.71 Lakhs.
Spartan Poker’s signature Friday event, The Elite, was taken down by the user ‘ranksster’ for ₹6.22 Lakhs, while seasoned pro Anant Purohit finished runner-up for ₹4.20 Lakhs.
The former HERCULES champion Vinayak Bajaj clinched his first-ever The Weekly HighRoller title on PokerBaazi for a ₹3.63 Lakhs top prize. The mystery reg ‘madhumangal’ secured a runner-up payout worth ₹2.54 Lakhs.
Jyoti Ranjan Nayak shipped Adda52’s The Ballers Junior for a ₹3.37 Lakhs payout, and Aniket Sharma took down the Friday Bounty Junior for ₹1.20 Lakhs.
Clinton Tavares, Yuvraj J Lohakpure, Taliwabang Jamir, and Santosh Kumar were the other prominent Friday winners.
Here are the Friday highlights!
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Spartan Poker’s Friday tournament headliner, the ₹22 Lakhs GTD The Elite, took off at 9.30 PM and had 281 players signing up, collecting a guarantee-busting ₹28.10 Lakhs prize pool. The play culminated at 5.15 AM, with site reg ‘ranksster’ walking away as the champion. The mystery player pocketed a hefty ₹6.22 Lakhs paycheque after defeating Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (2nd for ₹4.20 Lakhs) in heads-up play. Following their victory, ‘ranksster sits with ₹28.20 Lakhs in site cashes.
Anant Purohit, who has placed runner-up in the tourney thrice earlier, boosted his lifetime winnings to ₹7.66 Crores.
The ₹7 Lakhs GTD Futuristic collected a profitable ₹8.06 Lakhs prize pool on the back of a 1,007-entry field. Nikhil ‘Amaan12_9’ Kashyap emerged the champion and pocketed a personal-best ₹1.24 Lakhs after striking a three-way with Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta (2nd for ₹1.07 Lakhs) & “BHAGADBILLA” (3rd for ₹88,820).
‘sanapalbhar’ (Won Monster Stack ₹2.65 Lakhs GTD for ₹59,051), ‘viralhog’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,821), and ‘Militant’ (Won Epic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,240) won the other Friday marquees on the site.
PokerBaazi’s Friday bonanza, the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller, registered 141 entries, posting a ₹14.10 Lakhs prize pool. Last Friday’s The Elite champion, Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj, took eight hours and 19 minutes to clinch his career-first The Weekly HighRoller title for ₹3.63 Lakhs, improving upon his runner-up finish in the event from three weeks ago. The site-reg ‘madhumangal’ placed runner-up for ₹2.54 Lakhs.
Vinayak Bajaj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.43 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.87 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.41 Crores | Ranked #14 on the Annual Leaderboard Standings
The user ‘pintu00’ was the last player standing in the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST and won the title for a ₹38,500 top prize. Akhilesh ‘Aone1’ Gautam (runner-up for ₹38,270), ‘Maverick_’ (3rd for ₹34,200), and Pratik ‘Pratikp’ Kayal (4th for ₹28,900) also secured podium finishes, courtesy of a four-way deal. The champion now has ₹19.89 Lakhs in tracked MTT winnings on PokerBaazi, with ₹4.84 Lakhs in corresponding profits.
‘keechad’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹45,950), Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir (Won Daily Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹28,880), ‘asg9966’ (Won Daily Morning SPRINT ₹50K GTD for ₹15,370), Prabhas ‘prabzter’ Sharma (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹50K GTD for ₹14,700), and Santosh ‘drex7’ Kumar (Won 5-max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹10,770) shipped the other Friday marquees on PokerBaazi.
PokerStars India`s Diwali Rush Series is back for another edition. The four-day series guarantees a whopping ₹1.70 Crores across 29 events. The series had ten events on the Day 1 roster and the day`s biggest draw was the ₹35 Lakhs GTD Diwali Rush-06 SUPER HIGHROLLER. The ₹27,500 buy-in tourney dragged in 130 entries, falling ₹2.50 Lakhs short of its listed guarantee. The former Millionaire champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘ThePokeRajaIN’ Mahesh overcame the reg-laden field and defeated Nitin ‘Mickyn34’ Gupta (2nd for ₹5.71 Lakhs) heads-up to win the ₹7.65 Lakhs top prize.
Mithun Mahesh has been in stellar form these past few days and was Thursday`s top scorer. He had won PokerStars India’s HighRoller and placed runner-up in Adda52’s Godfather Junior, raking in ₹4.36 Lakhs cumulatively. Following through on his spectacular Thursday run, he picked up his second high roller title of the week, moving up to #5 in the annual leaderboard standings.
Mithun Mahesh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.61 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.01 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.85 Crores | Moves Up to #5 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
PokerStars India reg Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares topped the 195-entry-field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Diwali Rush-08 Uppercut Mini to win ₹1.17 Lakhs (includes ₹72,246 in bounties). ‘pkpr2020’ finished runner-up for ₹52,132 (includes ₹7,793 in bounties).
Last night was the second time Clinton Tavares won the Uppercut Mini title, pushing his tracked MTT winnings to ₹76.75 Lakhs, with ₹10.25 Lakhs in corresponding profits.
‘raghav1990’ (Won Diwali Rush-10 Ultrasonic ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,379), Yuvraj ‘yuvrajlo9097’ J Lohakpure (Won Diwali Rush-01 Warm-up ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹44,579), ‘OldMonk1’ (Won Diwali Rush-04 Ultra KO 75% ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,478), ‘Bazzzeee123’ (Won Diwali Rush-03 Deepstack ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,198), ‘Masterpeice 590’ (Won Diwali Rush-07 Primetime Grind ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹20,241), ‘MrBigSlick139’ (Won Diwali Rush-05 Bounty Builder Progressive KO ₹50K GTD for ₹10,371), and ‘sosickkunt’ (Won Diwali Rush-02 The Hot ₹50K GTD for ₹9,661) won the other titles on Day 1 of the Diwali Rush Series.
With Day 1 of the Diwali Rush Series now in the books, ‘pkpr2020’ (190 points) emerged as the leaderboard topper. Akhand ‘akhand188’ Shukla (160 points) and ‘sumitm74’ (145 points) rounded out the top three ranks.
Diwali Rush Series Leaderboard Standings After Day 1
|2||Akhand 'akhand188' Shukla||160|
|7||Clinton 'Clinton Tavares' Tavares||110|
This week, Adda52 has replaced the daily marquees on the site with Junior’s running under similar branding. The Friday headliner, the ₹14 Lakhs GTD The Ballers Junior, obliterated its listed guarantee by ₹2.20 Lakhs after registering a 324-entry field. Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak (opted out of our tracking) outlasted them all to win the title for ₹3.37 Lakhs after beating Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (2nd for ₹3.12 Lakhs) in heads-up play.
The ₹4 Lakhs GTD Friday Bounty Junior logged in 220 entries, and the top 24 places got a share of the ₹4.40 Lakhs prize pool. Aniket ‘WhiteRabbit’ Sharma walked away with the title and a ₹1.20 Lakhs payday, with the user ‘Fletcher03’ placing second for ₹70,400.
Aniket Sharma’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: ₹35.22 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹10.94 Lakhs
Note: On account of the Diwali holidays in our state, we will not be carrying the detailed reports for our Daily Majors recap until November 6.