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Daily Majors: Niharika Bindra, Karan Radia, Rajneesh Thakur & Ram Kakkar Drive Up the Action With Top Finishes in the Friday Flagships

Niharika Bindra, Karan Radia, Rajneesh Thakur, Ram Kakkar
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis June 25, 2022
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The 53rd annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been grabbing the headlines for almost a month now, and the domestic circuit has been closely following the progress of the Indian contingent in Las Vegas.

After a slow start to the week, the online MTT action has picked up the pace, and players have a big weekend ahead. The low to mid-stakes players have Pocket52’s ₹1.30 Crores GTD Pocket Poker Championship to keep them busy till Sunday, June 26.

The well-known cash game reg from New Delhi, Niharika Bindra, made the Friday headlines on the back of her terrific run in Spartan Poker’s The Elite, netting ₹7.50 Lakhs (her first title victory in over a year). She posted another deep run in Adda52’s The Ballers (9th for ₹43,429), making away with an impressive ₹7.94+ Lakhs overall.

Young Gun Karan Radia kept his beastly run going with another breakout performance last night. Hot on the heels of a firecracker performance in Spartan Poker`s Thursday flagships, the poker reg from London shipped Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹5.42 Lakhs, picking up his 19th title of the year. The reigning BPT Main Event champion Nitin Arora made away with over ₹4.48 Lakhs from four deep runs – including a runner-up finish in both the Adda52 flagships.

Rajneesh Thakur has been an absolute revelation over the past few months. The online phenom, the runaway leader in the annual TLB (points) standings, picked up his 32nd title of the year with a victory march in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller, pocketing ₹3.91 Lakhs. He made another five ITM finishes yesterday, rounding up ₹4.12 Lakhs in Friday winnings (his best finish of the year).

Arpan Majhi finished runner-up in PokerStars India’s Uppercut for ₹74,095, losing the title to ‘imac2000’, who made away with the ₹93,033 up-top. But Majhi more than made up for it by taking down the Uppercut Mini for ₹40,607, pocketing ₹1.20 Lakhs overall.

The back-to-back Nano Main Event champion Ram Kakkar won PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹1.01 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with Tanay Hegde (2nd for ₹98,985).

Ashutosh Kumar championed MPL Poker’s Friday headliner, Friday Supreme, for ₹94,000. And what`s even better, he did it while streaming his run in the tournament! You can watch the stream below.

Prashant Jain, Devrat Singh, Chirag Sodha, Nitin Rawat, Satyam Joon, Vaibhav Sharma, and Pratik Doshi won the other Friday marquees.

Due to server issues, all the Friday primetime tournaments on Pocket52 were canceled.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The Elite (6-Max) – ₹30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 154

Re-entries – 89

Rebuys – 112

Prize Pool – ₹35,50,000

Places Paid – 31

The well-known cash game reg from New Delhi, Niharika ‘nutcracker303’ Bindra, made quite an entry into the weekend as she came out on top of a guarantee-crushing 355-entry field in Spartan Poker`s Friday headliner, ₹30 Lakhs GTD The Elite, to win ₹7.50 Lakhs, picking up her first title in over a year. The user ‘RoshuRen’ finished runner-up for ₹5.05 Lakhs.

Niharika Bindra
Niharika Bindra

 

Niharika Bindra made another deep run in Adda52’s The Ballers (9th for ₹43,429), making away with an impressive ₹7.94+ Lakhs overall.

Final Table Results

  1. Niharika ‘nutcracker303’ Bindra – ₹7,50,825
  2. RoshuRen – ₹5,05,520
  3. Guneet ‘GeeKay’ Kwatra – ₹3,56,420
  4. MagicMan13 – ₹2,88,970
  5. Puneet ‘neo888’ Dua – ₹2,28,620
  6. Pranav ‘R_U_SUAR’ Khandalkar – ₹1,73,595

 

Futuristic – ₹8.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 640 (370)

Rebuys – 367

Prize Pool – ₹8,50,000

Places Paid – 95

Spartan Poker`s Friday value offering, the multi-entry ₹8.50 Lakhs GTD Futuristic, brought in a crowded field of 1,007 entries, and the top 95 places benefitted from the ₹44,400 in overlay value filled in by the site.

The user ‘sadhubaba’ was the last player standing and won the Friday marquee for ₹1.52 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with ’57spades’ (2nd for ₹1.09 Lakhs).

sadhubaba’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹3.37 Lakhs | Titles Won: #2 | Final Table Finishes: #5

Final Table Results

  1. sadhubaba – ₹1,52,525*
  2. 57spades – ₹1,09,785*
  3. Kaptan ‘Kaptan786’ Ali – ₹71,570
  4. Zed49 – ₹54,825
  5. Eagle mentality – ₹43,435
  6. Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel – ₹33,830
  7. chibhai88 – ₹24,650
  8. simba11 – ₹16,847

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Nitin ‘NITINBAD’ Rawat (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for ₹42,300), ‘Zed49’ (Won ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Night Rider – Monster Stack for ₹45,384), ‘fizzace’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultimate 6 Card PLO for ₹30,539), ‘Jacques’ (Won ₹80K GTD Epic for ₹21,000) ‘fizzace’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for ₹14,914), ‘saahil11’ (Won ₹50K GTD The Centurion for ₹10,575), and ‘MEHAK….143’ (Won ₹35K GTD Epic – Multi-Entry for ₹9,701) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The Weekly HighRoller – ₹12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 87

Re-entries – 65

Prize Pool – ₹15,20,000

Places Paid – 18

Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur, who is sitting with an insurmountable lead in the annual TLB (points) standings, almost hit a new career-high last night, banking ₹4.12 Lakhs across six ITM runs. He won a whopping ₹3.91 Lakhs (his best finish of the year) after besting the 152-strong entry field in PokerBaazis biggest Friday draw, the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller. Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik finished runner-up for ₹2.74 Lakhs.

Rajneesh Thakur
Rajneesh Thakur

 

Rajneesh Thakur’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.07 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ~₹60 Lakhs| Titles Won in 2022: #32 | Ranked #1 in the 2022 TLB (Points) Standings

The 8 PM event culminated at 3.48 AM, and the top 18 finishers dug into the ₹15.20 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – 3,91,400
  2. Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik – 2,74,056
  3. Fideroyc – 1,76,320
  4. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – 1,30,568
  5. Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam – 97,888
  6. Anant ‘Pro_Pro’ Purohit – 78,280

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 263

Re-entries – 232

Prize Pool – ₹7,42,000

Places Paid – 63

The former NPS Bronze Medallist Prashant ‘jainprashant’ Jain proved the last player standing in PokerBaazi’s Friday edition of the SPRINT! He outran the 495-player field to collect the top prize of ₹1.44 Lakhs. The DPT April High Roller champion Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya locked in the runner-up payday of ₹1.01 Lakhs.

Aayush Arya
Aayush Arya

 

Prashan Jain fell out just short of the FT in PokerBaazi’s ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost (9th for ₹6,608), lapping up ₹1.52 Lakhs in Friday winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹15.89 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.05 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Final Table Results

  1. Prashant ‘jainprashant’ Jain – 1,44,268
  2. Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya – 1,01,129
  3. Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora – 65,043
  4. Piyush ‘aero’ Jain – 48,114
  5. Parshuram001 – 36,086
  6. Tp212121 – 28,958
  7. Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia – 24,131

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 136

Re-entries – 107

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 27

The back-to-back Nano Main Event champion Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar made the winning touchdown in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT, pocketing ₹1,01,215 (at least his sixth title of the year). He chopped the top prize heads-up with Tanay ‘tannycruz’ Hegde (2nd for ₹98,985).

Ram Kakkar
Ram Kakkar

 

The 7.30 PM marquee wound up at 1.40 AM and experienced an overlay shortfall of ₹14,000.

Final Table Results

  1. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – 1,01,215*
  2. Tanay ‘tannycruz’ Hegde – 98,985*
  3. Ashish ‘kapz’ Kapoor – 53,100
  4. Anmolraj Singh ‘PINCIOTTI’ Chawla – 39,300
  5. Mohammed ‘IveGotTheNuts’ Arshaq – 29,500
  6. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – 23,600
  7. Nitin ‘Gambler42’ Rawat – 19,600

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

skshivam43’ (Won ₹3 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST for ₹72,660), ‘pindapanda1’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for ₹63,157), Chirag miyagiSodha (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Afternoon BOOST for ₹55,292), ‘pingu’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Hyper Sprint for ₹43,580), ‘Raldon’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹41,040), ‘bisfu1706’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD SPRINT for ₹33,817), Satyam joonjoonJoon (Won ₹1 Lakhs GTD PLO Boost Monster for ₹24,760), Vaibhav BeBotSharma (Won ₹1 Lakhs GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹24,160), Maverick05’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for ₹16,310), ‘tasmia’ (Won ₹75K GTD PLO-5 SPRINT for ₹15,730), and ‘vivekkurmee’ (Won ₹40K GTD PLO Daily for ₹11,630) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

MPL Poker

Friday Supreme – 4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1800

Entries – 134

Re-entries – 102

Prize Pool – 4,00,000

Places Paid – 37

Ashutosh ‘1111’ Kumar championed MPL Poker’s Friday Supreme and did so flamboyantly while streaming, taking home the lion’s share of the 4 Lakhs prize pool worth 94,000. You can watch the stream below.

Nikil ‘gambler0093’ Sah fell one place short of the title, banking 59,800 in second place.

Ashutosh Kumar
Ashutosh Kumar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ashutosh ‘1111’ Kumar – 94,000
  2. Nikil ‘gambler0093’ Sah – 59,800
  3. Manish ‘any1willdo’ Kumar Barman – 40,600
  4. R Venkat ‘rockybhai1’ Sai – 32,200
  5. Shridhar ‘S21’ Baburao Komti – 21,200
  6. Rohit ‘FOLDKARYAAAAAAR’ Malhotra – 15,000
  7. Abhishek ‘grgambler’ Agarwal – 12,000
  8. Naveen ‘queen0083’ Kumar – 9,600

 

PokerStars India

Uppercut – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 122

Re-Entries – 79

Total Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – 2,99,000

Bounty Prize Pool – 2,01,000

Places Paid – 23

PokerStars India reg ‘imac2000’ came out on top in the site`s Friday headliner, 5 Lakhs GTD Uppercut, to collect 93,033 (41,297 in bounties). Last night`s Uppercut Mini winner Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi secured a runner-up payday worth 74,095 (22,359 in bounties).

The 2,200 buy-in Uppercut logged in 201 entries and was made to fill in a significant 98,000 in overlays.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. imac2000 – 93,033
  2. Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi – 74,095
  3. Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares – 44,756
  4. Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha – 38,158
  5. Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla – 21,969
  6. Sanat ‘durrsanta’ Mehrotra – 22,259
  7. knightRider012 – 20,427

 

Uppercut Mini – 1.75 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,375

Entries – 75

Re-Entries – 44

Total Prize Pool – 1,75,000

Regular Prize Pool – 1,00,625

Bounty Prize Pool – 74,375

Places Paid – 11

Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi dominated the Friday marquees on PokerStars India. He finished runner-up in the 5 Lakhs GTD Uppercut (2nd 74,095) but redeemed himself by going the distance in the 1.75 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini, netting 40,607 (19,761 in bounties). The user ‘vjTILTing’ collected 24,337 (3,491 in bounties) in second place.

Yesterday, Arpan Majhi cashed two events on Adda52, adding over 1.20 Lakhs in Friday winnings. His Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Uppercut for 74,095

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Uppercut Mini for 40,607

> 31st in Adda52’s Friday Bounty for 3,825

> 26th in Adda52’s Nighttide DST Adda for 1,750

The 1,375 buy-in event attracted 119 entries, overlaying 26,250.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi – 40,607
  2. vjTILTing – 24,337
  3. Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil – 24,027
  4. yd199999 – 14,186
  5. Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel – 9,956
  6. RAV1619 – 7,005
  7. rkcravi – 8,303

 

‘sssss951’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for 24,877), ‘Gamestern’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Evening on Stars for 24,292), Pratik ‘pratspratik’ Doshi (Won 50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for 16,699), ‘Garvit01’ (Won 50K GTD Deepstack for 11,148), and ‘yuvidilwariya’ (Won 50K GTD Primetime Grind for 9,827) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

The Ballers – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 7,500

Entries – 163

Re-entries – 154

Prize Pool – 21,71,454

Places Paid – 34

After crushing Spartan Poker`s flagships the day before, Young Gun Karan ‘Reg_Slayer’ Radia continued with his online domination! And this time, he set his sights on Adda52’s 20 Lakhs GTD The Ballers, winning the Friday flagship for 5.42 Lakhs (his best finish on the site this year).

Karan Radia
Karan Radia

 

The reigning BPT Main Event champion, Nitin ‘bigbluffs’ Arora, raked in over 4.48 Lakhs across four ITM runs – including a runner-up finish in both the Adda52 flagships.

Nitin Arora
Nitin Arora

 

His Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in Adda52`s The Ballers for 3.28 Lakhs

> 3rd in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) SPRINT for 65,043

> 2nd in Adda52`s Friday Bounty for 49,353

> 55th in Spartan Poker`s Futuristic for 4,901

Nitin Arora`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.24 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #6

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Reg_Slayer’ Radia – 5,42,863
  2. Nitin ‘bigbluffs’ Arora – 3,28,975
  3. Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves – 2,38,860
  4. Siddhanth ‘Sidstack’ Kripalani – 1,81,316
  5. Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal – 1,24,858
  6. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – 81,429

 

Friday Bounty – 4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,700

Entries – 98

Re-entries – 77

Prize Pool – 4,48,000

Places Paid – 19

The former Full House Finale champion Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh (opted out of our tracking) outmaneuvered a 175-players field in Adda52’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Friday Bounty winning the title for ₹95,713 (₹29,073 in bounties). This was at least his second title victory this year.

Devrat Singh
Devrat Singh

 

The Ballers runner-up finisher, Nitin ‘bigbluffs’ Arora, posting his second runner-up finish on the site, collected 49,353 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh – 88,447
  2. Nitin ‘bigbluffs’ Arora – 49,353
  3. Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava – 37,972
  4. Alok ‘Elusiveflame’ Kumar – 29,196
  5. dcs007 – 19,488
  6. Samimeel – 17,699
  7. Amrit ‘amrit1111’ Mishra – 23,258
  8. Amanadiel – 10,145

 

‘aishni12’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST for 30,059), ‘vimalbhaskar’ (Won 40K GTD Freeze-Out Adda for 15,490), ‘shavzz’ (Won 60K GTD Bounty Adda for 10,424), Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh (Won 50K GTD Evening Adda for 10,020), and ‘shivam1508’ (Won 20K GTD Midnight Bash for 7,794) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365’s ₹30K GTD Prime Time PLO logged in 43 entries, and the user ‘Manoj95’ swiftly sailed past them all to win the title for ₹11,100. ‘Akolum’ collected ₹7,500 in second place.

 

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