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Daily Majors: Nitin Arora, Vivek Singh, Mohit Mehta, Utsav Taneja & Armaan Kochhar Made the Headlines on Wednesday

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  • Namita Ghosh February 25, 2021
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It turned out to be a fantastic Wednesday for Nitin Gupta, the top winner of the day, as he took down the Destiny title on Spartan Poker – his third time winning the tourney.

PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek Singh earned his second “Super Achiever” badge for crossing the ₹5 Crore-mark in online earnings last night after winning the Maverick. Mohit Mehta crushed the Adda52 marquees. He shipped the La Luna, also placing runner-up in the Maverick.

Utsav Taneja championed The Pride on PokerBaazi while Armaan Kochhar won the February Finale on PokerStars India to become the “Star of the Month” – February.

Here is the complete recap of all the Wednesday marquees.


Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker`s Wednesday signature Destiny clocked in 533 entries last night, overlaying ₹1.70 Lakhs on its ₹23 Lakhs guarantee. After over eight hours of play, MTT reg Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora came out on top to win ₹6.10 Lakhs and his third Destiny title. ‘DKDS84’ secured a runner-up payday of ₹3.80 Lakhs.

Nitin Arora
Nitin Arora


Arora, whose career-best score is the ₹6.89 Lakhs he won in the Destiny last year in October, is closing on the ₹2 Crore-milestone with lifetime winnings worth ₹1.97 Crores. He also booked his seat for the Destiny 18.0 SnG Finale scheduled for March 21.

The ₹5.50 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes logged in 405 runners, generating ₹6.08 Lakhs in the prize pool. Daulat ‘rahulh1’ Gupta was the last player standing and cashed ₹1.01 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Utkarsh ‘Utkriish’ Somaiya (runner-up for ₹1.01 Lakhs).

Runner-up Utkarsh Somaiya
Runner-up Utkarsh Somaiya



PokerStars India

It was a special Wednesday on PokerStars India with the 100 qualifiers for the “Star of the Month” February Finale converging to play down to a winner. Making his way to the top after almost four hours of non-stop play was Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar.

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar


The online reg won the “Star of the Month” – February title; MTT tickets worth ₹1.15 Lakhs and a PokerStars goodie bag! Kochhar is a regular on PokerStars India and boasts of ₹15.32 Lakhs in recorded earnings on the site with ₹10.15 Lakhs in net profits.

Amar B ‘PsykoEko’ Iyer stood second in the February Finale to win MTT tickets worth ₹35,000.

Runner-up Amar B Iyer
Runner-up Amar B Iyer

Firing up the Wednesday night action on the site was the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars, where a starting field of 208 entries resulted in an overlay of ₹40,000. The anonymous player ‘nuclear_bis’ championed the tourney to win ₹56,576, with Tuesday`s Sixth Sense champion Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain finishing runner-up for ₹41,701.

Runner-up Karan Jain
Runner-up Karan Jain


All 35 ITM finishers in the Night on Stars earned TLB points towards the “Star of the Month” – March leaderboard race. For more details on the promotion and the latest leaderboard standings, visit the promotions page.

In the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush, an entry field of 214 runners generated a profitable ₹2.14 Lakhs prize pool. Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil was the last player standing and won ₹41,238 (12,874 in prize money, ₹28,363 in bounties), after cutting a four-way deal with Ashok ‘Ashok1098’ Choudhary (2nd for ₹18,021) (13,333 in prize money, ₹4,688 in bounties), ‘dev149’ (3rd for ₹22,578), and ‘garima14′ (4th for ₹13,443).

Swapnil Patil
Swapnil Patil




PokerBaazi`s Wednesday flagship, the ₹10 Lakhs The Pride, logged in 251 entries, filling in ₹1.21 Lakhs in overlays. Online reg Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja outlasted the competition to collect the first-place purse of ₹2.35 Lakhs. Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta picked a runner-up score of ₹1.65 Lakhs, with the most-recent Millionaire champion Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar rounding out the top three places for a ₹1.06 Lakhs payday.

Utsav Taneja
Utsav Taneja


Taneja had championed The Summit last Thursday for ₹3.86 Lakhs. Clinching his second title win in under a week, he currently sits on over ₹1.66 Crores in tracked lifetime winnings.

The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost drew 172 entries. ‘Newsolidcash’ raced past them all to win ₹42,776, with ‘Pokemoon’ finishing runner-up for ₹29,980.

Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar won the ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO Boost Monster for ₹30,000.

Rahul Sengar
Rahul Sengar





Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick registered 526 entries, falling a glaring ₹3.03 Lakhs short of breaking even. PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘vivek94540’ Singh navigated his way to the top to collect the ₹3.90 Lakhs first-place cash prize. The La Luna champion Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta missed out on his second title victory of the day, placing runner-up for ₹2.21 Lakhs.

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh


Last night`s score has catapulted Vivek Singh into the “₹5 Crore Club” earning him his second Super Achiever badge in 28 weeks. This is the second six-figure score of the week for the PokerGuru Staking member. On Monday, he placed runner-up in The Mint for ₹2.25 Lakhs.

The Maverick runner-up, Mohit Mehta, had a breakout run on Wednesday. He toppled 216 entrants in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna to collect ₹99,303 after striking a heads-up deal with ‘Hell12’ (runner-up for ₹74,497). In all, Mehta cashed over ₹3.20 Lakhs yesterday, improving his lifetime tally to ₹1.22 Crores.

Mohit Mehta
Mohit Mehta


The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta₹99,303La Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
sswapnil1904₹46,030Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Newsolidcash₹42,7766-Max Holdem Boost ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Swapnil 'pokpom1' Patil ₹41,238Big Bubble Rush ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Gurukumarswami ‘SSMG6617’ Gaddigimath₹35,158Mega Freeze ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar₹30,000PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
₹24,825Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD
PokerStars India
Shutterbug57₹24,000Wednesday PLO ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
Santoshi₹11,5006 Feet Under PLO Deepstack ₹25K GTDKhelo365
Rajiya99₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365


Destiny 23 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 210

Re-entries – 72

Rebuys – 144

Prize Pool – ₹23,00,000

Places Paid – 40

Spartan Poker’s ₹5,500 entry buy-in Wednesday major Destiny ran with a prize pool guarantee of ₹23 Lakhs last night. A total of 533 entries (232 unique, 109 re-entries, and 192 rebuys) signed up for the 8 PM event, resulting in an overlay deficit worth ₹1.70 Lakhs.

Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora was the last player standing and padded his bankroll for an impressive ₹6.10 Lakhs. The unknown user ‘DKDS84’ placed runner-up for ₹3.80 Lakhs.

Last night`s win was the third time Arora shipped the Destiny title. His career-best online score of ₹6.89 Lakhs also came in this same event in October last year.

Arora also booked himself a seat in the Destiny 18.0 SnG Finale slated for March 21 at 9 PM. His lifetime winnings have crossed ₹1.97 Crores.

Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani (3rd for ₹2.30 Lakhs), Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (4th for ₹1.52 Lakhs), Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy (4th for ₹1.04 Lakhs), Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar (7th for ₹64,400), and Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel (8th for ₹57,500) also final tabled the event.

Last Sunday`s Millionaire champion, Alok ‘Mazacar’ Birewar, bubbled the FT in ninth-place for ₹48,300.

Final Table Results

  1. Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora – ₹6,09,500
  2. DKDS84 – ₹3,79,500
  3. Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani – ₹2,30,000
  4. Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit – ₹1,51,800
  5. Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy – ₹1,03,500
  6. betbetfold – ₹80,500
  7. Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar – ₹64,400
  8. Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel – ₹57,500


Maverick 15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 246

Re-entries – 280

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 55

PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘vivek94540’ Singh announced his entry in the prestigious 5 Crore-Club” after taking down the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick for ₹3.90 Lakhs!

Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta, eyeing his second tourney title of the day, finished runner-up for ₹2.21 Lakhs. He cashed over ₹3.20 Lakhs on Adda52 last night as he also won the La Luna for ₹99,303.

The tourney ended up registering the most-massive overlay deficit of the day worth ₹3.03 Lakhs from 526 entrants.

Young Gun Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma (4th for ₹1.12 Lakhs), Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan (7th for ₹41,250), and Shivam ‘cyflopse’ Jain (8th for ₹30,000) FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. Vivek ‘vivek94540’ Singh – ₹3,90,000
  2. Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta – ₹2,21,250
  3. ChennaiNo1 – ₹1,53,750
  4. Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma – ₹1,12,500
  5. fearcheema – ₹79,500
  6. Hell12 – ₹52,500
  7. Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan – ₹41,250
  8. Shivam ‘cyflopse’ Jain – ₹30,000


The Pride 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 132

Re-entries – 119

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride drew 251 entries, overlaying ₹1.21 Lakhs. It took a little less than six and a half hours for online reg Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja to came out on top for ₹2.35 Lakhs. MTT reg Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta finished runner-up for ₹1.65 Lakhs.

This is the second flagship title for Taneja in under a week. On February 18, he had championed The Summit for ₹3.86 Lakhs. Taneja`s lifetime scorecards now reflect ₹1.66 Crores in online earnings.

Sunday’s The Millionaire champion Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar (3rd for ₹1.06 Lakhs), Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik (4th for ₹78,600), Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah (6th for ₹47,200), Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (7th for ₹39,200), and Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee (8th for ₹31,400) were amongst the other notable FT finishers.

Runner-up Guruprasad Gupta
Runner-up Guruprasad Gupta


Final Table Results

  1. Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja – ₹2,35,300
  2. Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta – ₹1,65,100
  3. Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar – ₹1,06,200
  4. Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik – ₹78,600
  5. dilbaghsingh – ₹59,000
  6. Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah – ₹47,200
  7. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – ₹39,200
  8. Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee – ₹31,400


Wednesday Vibes 5.5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 200

Re-entries – 74

Re-buys – 131

Prize Pool – ₹6,07,500

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker’s ₹5.5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes generated a profitable ₹6.08 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 405 runners. Besting them all was Daulat ‘rahulh1’ Gupta, who took away a personal-best ₹1,01,434 cash prize following a heads-up deal with Utkarsh ‘Utkriish’ Somaiya (runner-up for ₹1,01,350).

Daulat Gupta now has ₹5.11 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker, with ₹1.79 Lakhs in site-profits.

Amit ‘dhallamit’ Dhall (3rd for ₹59,231), Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar (5th for ₹37,483), PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha (6th for ₹28,370), and Banmanlang ‘bml2012’ Lyndem (8th for ₹15,309) FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Daulat ‘rahulh1’ Gupta – ₹1,01,434*
  2. Utkarsh ‘Utkriish’ Somaiya – ₹1,01,350*
  3. Amit ‘dhallamit’ Dhall – ₹59,231
  4. VaTMosTVaT – ₹47,810
  5. Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar – ₹37,483
  6. Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha – ₹28,370
  7. vaji – ₹20,837
  8. Banmanlang ‘bml2012’ Lyndem – ₹15,309

*denotes a heads-up deal


La Luna 4 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – 1,800

Entries – 114

Re-entries – 102

Prize Pool – ₹4,00,000

Places Paid – 24

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna ended up filling in ₹45,760 in overlays after 216 entrants signed up to play.

It took almost five hours before the Maverick runner-up finisher Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta redeemed himself by shipping the La Lune for ₹99,303. He struck a heads-up deal with the mystery user ‘Hell12’ (runner-up for ₹74,497).

Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia (3rd for ₹48,000), Raghav ‘Raghavv’ Siddalinga (4th for ₹34,400), Attman ‘att1992’ Pradipbhai Velani (6th for ₹17,000), and Abhishek ‘patrick2312’ Pathak (7th for ₹13,000) FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta – ₹99,303*
  2. Hell12 – ₹74,497*
  3. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – ₹48,000
  4. Raghav ‘Raghavv’ Siddalinga – ₹34,400
  5. defeated – ₹24,000
  6. Attman ‘att1992’ Pradipbhai Velani – ₹17,000
  7. Abhishek ‘patrick2312’ Pathak – ₹13,000
  8. codekarma – ₹10,000

*denotes heads-up deal


Night on Stars 3 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 115

Re-entries – 93

Prize Pool – ₹3,00,000

Places Paid – 35

PokerStars India’s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars brought in 208 entries, resulting in an overlay shortfall of ₹40,000.

The mystery user ‘nuclear_bis’ was the last player standing and walked away with the ₹56,576 up-top. Tuesday’s Sixth Sense champion Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain finished runner-up for ₹41,701.

Siddharth ‘siddonuts’ Pandey (4th for ₹22,655), Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma (7th for ₹9,911) and Pranav ‘pkpok13’ Khandalkar (8th for ₹7,981) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. nuclear_bis – ₹56,576
  2. Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain – ₹41,701
  3. mafakaralte7 – ₹30,737
  4. Siddharth ‘siddonuts’ Pandey – ₹22,655
  5. JC1870 – ₹16,699
  6. gun$ling3r – ₹12,308
  7. Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma – ₹9,911
  8. Pranav ‘pkpok13’ Khandalkar – ₹7,981
  9. SirRampagealot – ₹7,981


Big Bubble Rush 1.75 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 108

Re-entries – 106

Total Prize Pool – ₹2,14,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,07,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹1,07,000

Places Paid – 42

The 9:30 PM tourney on PokerStars India, the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush, registered 214 entries, collecting a generous ₹2.14 Lakhs in the prize pool.

After a little over five hours of play, Monday’s Bigstack Turbo runner-up finisher Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil took down the event for ₹41,238 (12,874 in prize money, ₹28,363 in bounties). He struck a four-way deal with Ashok ‘Ashok1098’ Choudhary (2nd for ₹18,021) (13,333 in prize money, ₹4,688 in bounties), ‘dev149’ (3rd for ₹22,578) (14,011 in prize money, ₹8,566 in bounties) and ‘garima14’ (4th for ₹13,443) (11,692 in prize money, ₹1,750 in bounties).

Akash ‘AroraSahab’ Arora (6th for ₹11,520) also earned final table payout.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil – ₹41,238*
  2. Ashok ‘Ashok1098’ Choudhary – ₹18,021*
  3. dev149 – ₹22,578*
  4. garima14- ₹13,443*
  5. bhavin1234 – ₹9,136
  6. Akash ‘AroraSahab’ Arora – ₹11,520
  7. Gopal ‘MrBigSlick139’ Bajaj – ₹3,242

*denotes four-way deal.


6-Max Holdem Boost 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 99

Re-entries – 73

Prize Pool – ₹1,72,000

Places Paid – 21

PokerBaazi`s 9 PM Special ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost posted a guarantee-smashing ₹1.72 Lakhs prize pool after bringing in 172 entries.

The mystery player ‘Newsolidcash’ came out trumps to win the title and the ₹42,776 first-place cash prize. ‘Pokemoon’ placed second for ₹29,980. Rishabh ‘rishabhjuneja’ Juneja finished fourth for ₹14,276.


Mega Freeze 1.5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 70

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 9

Gurukumarswami ‘SSMG6617’ Gaddigimath outlasted 70 runners in Spartan Poker`s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Mega Freeze to win ₹35,158. He chopped the top prize three ways with Aditya ‘ELASTICITY’ Kulkarni (runner-up for ₹34,102) and Anurag ‘TheDarkKnightReturns’ Srivastava (3rd for ₹26,440).

Aditya Kulkarni
Aditya Kulkarni


The tourney fell five entries short of meeting its guarantee, and the top nine places got paid.

Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer (4th for ₹15,450), Alok ‘ALOK.’ Pawar (5th for ₹12,000) and Himanshu ‘venomaster’ Aggrawal (7th for ₹7,350) also FT-ed the tourney.


Wednesday PLO 1 Lakh GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 85

Re-buys – 27

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 17

PokerDangal`s ₹1 Lakh GTD Wednesday PLO gathered 112 entries, overlaying ₹32,800. ‘Shutterbug57’ walked away with the title and the ₹24,000 first-place prize after eliminating ‘fightertoads’ (runner-up for ₹17,000) in second place.


6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack 25K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 25

Re-entries – 12

Prize Pool – ₹25,000

Places Paid – 4

Khelo365`s ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack found a winner in ‘Santoshi,’ who cashed ₹11,500 after besting ‘Chancetaker’ (runner-up for ₹6,500) in heads-up play.

Alexcy ‘JonGregor’ Newmai FT-ed the event, placing fourth for ₹3,000.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 39

Re-entries – 26

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

‘Rajiya99’ championed the ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 on Khelo365 last night for ₹7,200. ‘nbcpia’ finished runner-up for ₹4,000.

Alexcy ‘JonGregor’ Newmai (5th for ₹1,800) and Taemin ‘taemin007’ Panu (7th for ₹1,000) also FT-ed the tourney.


This report was updated at 4 PM on 25.02.2020.

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