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Daily Majors: Neeraj Kumar, Karan Radia, Dhaval Doshi & Prabhat Paliya Rake in the Big Monday Scores

Daily Majors: Neeraj Kumar, Karan Radia, Dhaval Doshi & Prabhat Paliya
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  • Namita Ghosh August 23, 2022
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With three headline stops, PokerBaazi’s Baazi Turbo Series, Pocket52’s Pocket Poker Championship, and Adda52’s Nano Poker Series wrapping up on Sunday, poker players had the usual Monday palate to choose from.

Neeraj Kumar made the Monday headlines with a prolific run across the primetime marquees, netting ₹3.07 Lakhs and two titles! The #2 ranked player in the annual TLB (points) standings, Kumar, captured PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹2.46 Lakhs, defeating Rahul Melwani (2nd for ₹1.72 Lakhs) heads-up. Kumar also shipped the Nighttide DST Adda for ₹28,671, bringing his title count for 2022 to 42!

Young Gun Karan Radia (opted out of our tracking) was another Monday chartbuster with three FT finishes and at least ₹2.22 Lakhs in total winnings. He most notably took down PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for the second time this year for ₹1.44 Lakhs, with Himanshu Chalukia making away with ₹1.01 Lakhs in second place.

Dhaval Doshi dominated the Monday action on Adda52, filling in ₹2.21 Lakhs overall. His breakout run last night saw him taking down Iron Man for ₹2 Lakhs, his first title victory in almost three months.

The former Maverick champion Vishal Maharaj grabbed the biggest paycheque on Spartan Poker, shipping the site`s Monday headliner, The Rainmaker, for ₹1.95 Lakhs. ‘angleShot23’ finished runner-up for ₹1.31 Lakhs.

dilbaghsingh’ (anonymity requested) shipped PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹1.10 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with Prabhat Paliya (2nd for ₹91,701). Paliya made another four ITM runs on PokerBaazi, rounding up a six-figure payday worth ₹1.04 Lakhs.

Ravi Kumar captured PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for ₹1.02 Lakhs (₹59,453 in bounties).

Parag Shah, Nitesh Baliyan, Arpan Majhi, Vikas Yadav, Deepak Jain, Rahul Sengar, Pranav Agrawal, Pranav Agarwal, Vijay Pandit, and Shiva Balram won the other Monday marquees.

Here are the Monday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The Rainmaker – ₹9 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 156

Re-entries – 53

Rebuys – 98

Prize Pool – ₹9,21,000

Places Paid – 31

Online reg and former Maverick champion Vishal ‘VishalMaharaj’ Maharaj outran the 307-entry field in Spartan Poker’s The Rainmaker to win the Monday headliner for a site-best ₹1.95 Lakhs. The user ‘angleShot23’ collected ₹1.31 Lakhs in second place.

Vishal Maharaj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹76.58 | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘VishalMaharaj’ Maharaj – 1,94,792
  2. angleShot23 – 1,31,150
  3. Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC – 92,468
  4. Arnav ‘AIOps’ Sharma – 74,969
  5. Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana – 59,312
  6. Sandeep ‘PS_Sunshine’ Singh – 45,037
  7. Ramji ‘bluffpolice123’ Kishore G – 32,880
  8. SBKH21 – 24,038

 

Mon Poker Nite #1 – ₹3 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 159

Re-entries – 51

Rebuys – 108

Prize Pool – ₹3,18,000

Places Paid – 31

Weeks after opening his August scorecard with two FCS titles on August 5, Parag ‘Persie’ Shah took down Spartan Poker’s Mon Poker Nite #1 for ₹67,257 after beating ‘screw_me’ (2nd for ₹45,283) to the finish line.

Parag Shah’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹84.33 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹8.50 Lakhs | Titles Won: #156 | Final Table Finishes: #525

The ₹1,100 buy-in event ran from 9.30 PM to 4.19 AM. The 319-player field generated a ₹3.18 Lakhs prize pool, with 31 places getting paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Parag ‘Persie’ Shah – 67,257
  2. screw_me – 45,283
  3. Sachin ‘brownguy26’ Raj – 31,927
  4. mansoon – 25,885
  5. Grabaka_Hitman – 20,479
  6. The Supercomputer – 15,550
  7. Amit ‘Penguin071’ Gaikwad – 11,353
  8. Soodhukavvum – 8,300

 

‘simsimpola’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹52,824), Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Chaurasia (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for ₹42,306), ParasJhukega nai $alaJain (Won 60K GTD Striker PKO for 19,064), ‘heartslayer8’ (Won 50K GTD The Centurion for 9,506), ‘god with me’ (Won 40K GTD Multi-Entry for 7,579) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The Big Show – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 220

Re-entries – 171

Prize Pool – ₹11,73,000

Places Paid – 45

There seem to be no rest days for Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar, who, after a hectic run at the just-concluded Baazi Turbo Series, came out all guns blazing on Monday. The leaderboard chaser packed in two title victories and over ₹3.07 Lakhs in total winnings, emerging as the day’s top scorer, with his biggest score coming in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Big Show that he shipped for ₹2.46 Lakhs.

Neeraj Kumar
Neeraj Kumar

 

His top Monday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹2,46,330

> 1st in Adda52’s Nighttide DST Adda for ₹28,671

Neeraj Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.53 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.55 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #42 | Ranked #2 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings | Finished #4 in the BTS Leaderboard Rankings

Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani (2nd for ₹1.72 Lakhs) and Affan ‘Anky384’ Khan (3rd for ₹1.11 Lakhs) rounded out the top three payouts in The Big Show.

Final Table Results

  1. Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar – ₹2,46,330
  2. Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani – ₹1,72,431
  3. Affan ‘Anky384’ Khan – ₹1,10,849
  4. Eagle01 – ₹82,110
  5. ciferhound – ₹61,583
  6. Rohan ‘RTJam’ Thomas John – ₹49,270
  7. Sabita ‘quadkiller007’ Mondal – ₹41,055
  8. Vivek ‘betraise’ Parmar – ₹32,844

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 269

Re-entries – 224

Prize Pool – ₹7,39,000

Places Paid – 63

Young Gun Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia (opted out of our tracking) led the charge in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT last night. Radia overcame the 493-player field to capture the title for ₹1.44 Lakhs – his second time winning the event in 2022! Himanshu ‘omega0611’ Chalukia secured a runner-up payday of ₹1.01 Lakhs.

Karan Radia
Karan Radia

 

Radia FT-ed another two Monday flagships, netting at least ₹2.22 Lakhs for the day’s work.

His top Monday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1,43,685

> 2nd in PokerStars India`s Battle Royale for ₹48,459

> 6th in Adda52`s Iron Man for ₹30,000

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia – 1,43,685
  2. Himanshu ‘omega0611’ Chalukia – 1,00,720
  3. Kapil ‘PoketRockets’ Sethi – 64,780
  4. Sahil ‘illuminati777’ Babbar – 47,920
  5. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – 35,940
  6. Umesh4ds – 28,841
  7. Deepak ‘djace’ Jain – 24,034

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 136

Re-entries – 116

Prize Pool – ₹5,04,000

Places Paid – 27

Well-known circuit reg and back-to-back Summer Series Main Event champion, ‘dilbaghsingh’ (anonymity requested), topped the 252-player field in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Daily SPRINT to collect ₹1.10 Lakhs. He chopped the 7:30 PM marquee heads-up with Prabhat ‘greatgatsby’ Paliya (2nd for ₹91,701).

Prabhat Paliya
Prabhat Paliya

 

The two-time The Millionaire finalist, Paliya, squeezed out four small ITM finishes on PokerBaazi, yesterday, rounding up a six-figure payday worth ₹1.04 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.45 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹28.36 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

Final Table Results

  1. dilbaghsingh – 1,10,100*
  2. Prabhat ‘greatgatsby’ Paliya – 91,701*
  3. Omkarnath ‘omipower’ NATH – 53,525
  4. Deepak ‘3streakbluff’ Singh – 39,614
  5. balyanbali – 29,736
  6. unknown123 – 23,789
  7. BadBeatBazzi – 19,757

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

‘ashish03093’ (Won 3 Lakhs GTD Holdem Boost for 47,730), ‘bigfish21’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for 43,890), ‘ciferhound’ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for 41,160), Vikas ‘nohomejerome’ Yadav (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Hyper SPRINT for 39,140), Deepak ‘djace’ Jain (Won 1 Lakh GTD SPRINT for 28,720), Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar (Won 1 Lakh GTD PLO Boost Monster for 27,180), Shiva ‘psilocybin7’ Balram (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for 10,650), and ‘prabhu638’ (Won 50K GTD 5-Max Daily for 6,330) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

MPL Poker

Monday Madness – 4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,999

Entries – 209

Prize Pool – 4,00,000

Places Paid – 30

Madan ‘81*****224’ Jha raced passed the 209-entry field in MPL Poker`s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Monday Madness, taking home ₹54,862 in first-place prize money. Saurav ‘Pokerbrat’ Vohra banked ₹39,841 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. Madan ‘81*****224’ Jha – 54,862
  2. Saurav ‘Pokerbrat’ Vohra – 39,841
  3. Pawan ‘Sunil Kumar’ Kumar – 29,391
  4. Dmytro ‘yanabanana’ Lebid – 20,900
  5. Raghvendra ‘jarvo6996’ Thakur – 15,675
  6. Anish ‘puzzlepro470497’ Dey – 11,495
  7. Avinash ‘avinash587’ Saraf – 9,144
  8. dealtpawn175436 – 7,184

 

Pocket52

Pocket Jacks – 2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 103

Re-entries – 72

Prize Pool – 2,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Pocket52 network user ‘Gizopy’ outplayed the 175-player field in the 2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Jacks, netting ₹41,500 in first-place prize money!

‘pice’ pocketed 31,000 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. Gizopy – 41,500
  2. pice – 31,000
  3. Suffraz ‘molla_c4U3aQ7Fwb’ alam – 22,000
  4. Malil – 14,000
  5. regulatory_aniket91_20606407 – 10,500
  6. Radhe0011 – 8,000

 

PokerDangal

Monday Monster – 1 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – 770

Entries – 97

Rebuys – 34

Prize Pool – 1,00,000

Places Paid – 20

PokerDangal-hosted 1 Lakh GTD Monday Monster brought in 131 participants and paid out 20 places. The user ‘prototype’ championed the event to win the lion`s share of the prize money worth 22,000, beating site regular Uday ‘DARINDA’ Mondal (2nd for 16,500) heads-up.

Final Table Results

  1. prototype – 22,000
  2. Uday ‘DARINDA’ Mondal – 16,500
  3. Varshan – 12,000
  4. madhav31 – 9,000
  5. Breathe – 6,750

 

PokerStars India

Battle Royale (8-Max) – ₹4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 83

Re-entries – 56

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,26,250

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹1,73,750

Total Prize Pool – ₹4,00,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerStars India reg Ravi ‘rkcravi’ Kumar cut his way across the 139-entry field in the site`s Monday headliner, ₹4 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale (8-Max), to win ₹1.02 Lakhs (₹59,453 in bounties).

Young Gun Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia finished runner-up for ₹48,459 (₹6,016 in bounties). Radia FT-ed two other headline tournaments, locking in at least ₹2.22 Lakhs in Monday winnings.

Final Table Results (includes bounties)

  1. Ravi ‘rkcravi’ Kumar – ₹1,01,897
  2. Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia – ₹48,459
  3. LuckyMeNot999 – ₹58,877
  4. Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta – ₹24,731
  5. kenpachipoker – ₹21,724
  6. Deepesh ‘deep12322’ Raka – ₹14,013
  7. Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar – ₹15,738
  8. Niraj ‘Niraj2401’ Munka – ₹11,091
  9. Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi – ₹9,074

 

Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack for ₹35,845), ‘ShaktiMaaan’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for ₹26,930), Pranav ‘PranV’ Agrawal (Won ₹50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for ₹12,736), ‘yuvidilwariya’ (Won ₹50K GTD Deepstack for ₹10,644), and ‘manish_jangid’ (Won ₹50K GTD Primetime Grind for ₹9,559) shipped the other Monday marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

Iron Man – 8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,400

Entries – 184

Re-entries – 142

Prize Pool – 8,00,000

Places Paid – 34

The NPS March 2022 – Slam Dunk winner Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi made a solid start to the week, raking in 2.22 Lakhs across his Monday night run! His best finish last night was taking down Adda52’s 8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man for the second time for 2 Lakhs. ‘oshosidhant’ placed runner-up for 1.21 Lakhs.

Dhaval Doshi
Dhaval Doshi

 

His Monday finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Iron Man for 2,00,000

> 4th in Adda52’s Afternoon Adda for 11,100

> 16th in Spartan Poker’s Monster Stack for 3,181

> 18th in Adda52’s Voyager for 2,751

> 37th in PokerBaazi’s Holdem BOOST for 2,430

> 36th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for 2,132

Dhaval Doshi’s online stats (including HU SnGs and excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.19 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 29.28 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #8 | Annual Winnings: 36.84 Lakhs

The 2,400 buy-in Iron Man registered a starting field of 326 participants, registering an overlay shortfall of 82,800.

Final Table Results

  1. Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi – 2,00,000
  2. oshosidhant – 1,21,200
  3. rokeshaluru – 88,000
  4. ArjunThala – 66,800
  5. 9X0X3X0X5X – 46,000
  6. Karan ‘Reg_Slayer’ Radia – 30,000

 

Voyager – 2.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 143

Re-entries – 119

Prize Pool – 2,62,000

Places Paid – 27

The former AOPS Main Event finalist Nitesh ‘hopster99’ Baliyan scored the winning touchdown in Adda52’s 2.50 Lakhs GTD Voyager, taking down his first title in almost a month for 57,793. Aniket ‘WhiteRabbit’ Sharma, who was chasing his third Voyager title, had to settle for 50,937 in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Nitesh Baliyan
Nitesh Baliyan

 

Nitesh Baliyan’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 56.79 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 14.39 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Final Table Results

  1. Nitesh ‘hopster99’ Baliyan – 57,793*
  2. Aniket ‘WhiteRabbit’ Sharma – 50,937*
  3. Akshay ‘nofuchsgiven’ Dhingra 30,523
  4. LimpersParadise – 22,270
  5. Vikram ‘swingtrader’ Ved Batra – 15,065
  6. Raj5hark – 11,135
  7. terminator001 – 8,515
  8. blasphemistic – 6,550

* denotes a heads-up deal

 

Neeraj ‘kumartomar’ Kumar (Won 1.20 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST Adda for 28,671), ‘varun4192’ (Won 1.20 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Adda for 28,478), Vijay ‘GajaniG’ Pandit (Won 50K GTD Freezeout Adda for 11,075), and ‘brayanetcstudiob’ (Won 50K GTD Bounty Adda for 9,969) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

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