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Daily Majors: Pavankiran Bellamkonda Champions FTS The Masters Table; Prashant Suda, Mohammad Azhar & Anurag Srivastava Ace the Other Monday Majors

Pavankiran Bellamkonda, Prashant Suda, Mohammad Azhar, Anurag Srivastava
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  • Namita Ghosh March 15, 2022
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After a hectic Sunday that saw the Final Table Series drawing to a close, Monday turned out to be unusually busy with PokerBaazi’s National Poker Series crowning five champions.

The former Grand Poker Series champion Prashant Suda made the Monday headlines as he bagged the day`s single-biggest score worth 5.23 Lakhs (his third-best career finish) and the NPS gold medal in PokerBaazi`s NPS#49 Big KO.

The defending NPS Main Event champion Mohammad Azhar extended his NPS gold medal record to four last night and picked up his first gold medal at the ongoing series in PokerBaazi`s NPS#50 Evening Slam Dunk for 2.77 Lakhs. His Monday win has pushed him across the 1 Crore mark in annual winnings. Shubham Agarwal collected the NPS silver medal and 1.94 Lakhs in second place.

PokerStars India`s Sunday Highroller champion from the day before, Anurag Srivastava, came out on top in Spartan Poker’s ReCharge, collecting 1.79 Lakhs and his second flagship title on consecutive days. He made another deep run in NPS#49 Big KO, collectively adding 2.20 Lakhs.

Bharat Vasan almost won his fourth title of the year in NPS#51 Hyper Sprint, eventually conceding the bragging rights to ‘Abhims05,’ who won the NPS gold medal and 2.07 Lakhs in prize money. Vasan settled for a runner-up payday worth 1.45 Lakhs and the NPS silver medal.

Uday Singh came out on top in Adda52`s Iron Man for a site-best 1.98 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh Balodhi climbed up the NPS podium in NPS#49 SPRINT, winning his first NPS gold medal and a 1.53 Lakhs cash prize. He cashed another four events, collectively adding 1.88 Lakhs.

Making his second podium finish at the ongoing NPS, Vinay Rajpal championed NPS#47 Monday Run-Up to collect 1.11 Lakhs and his career-first NPS gold medal. The leaderboard crusher made quite the run in the NPS marquees yesterday, cashing another four of them for 1.34 Lakhs (overall), moving up two places to #3 in the series’ leaderboard rankings. Mandar Madaye secured a runner-up payday of 77,513 and the NPS silver medal.

Kunal Yadav, Md Aalam Ansari, Mukesh Surana, Vinay B, Kaleem Pasha, birthday boy Rajneesh Thakur, Clinton Tavares, Nitesh Mallanar, Rakesh Sharma, and Rakshit Vedh won the other Monday majors.

Here are the Monday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

The Final Table Series 4.0 officially closed out its run last night with the FTS The Masters Table naming a champion, while Spartan Poker`s regular Monday tournaments returned.

FTS Masters Table – 10 Lakhs GTD

Drawing the FTS 4.0 to a close was the 10 Lakhs GTD FTS Masters Table. The 12 flagship winners from across the series converged last night, and outlasting them all was the FTS #24 – Big Game champion Pavankiran ‘Rootahua Machi’ Bellamkonda, who won the SnG for 5 Lakhs.

‘Rohish’ secured the second spot for 3 Lakhs, and Sajal ‘GoMuckYourself’ Gupta came third for 2 Lakhs.

Pavan Kiran`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.12 Crore | Lifetime Profits: 29.34 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Pavankiran Bellamkonda
Pavankiran Bellamkonda

 

FTS Masters Table Final Results

  1. Pavankiran ‘Rootahua Machi’ Bellamkonda – 5,00,000
  2. ‘Rohish’ – 3,00,000
  3. Sajal ‘GoMuckYourself’ Gupta – 2,00,000

 

ReCharge – 8.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 193

Re-entries – 40

Rebuys – 140

Prize Pool – 8,50,000

Places Paid – 31

Coming in fresh after taking down PokerStars India`s Sunday Highroller the day before, the former IOPC – The Millionaire champion Anurag ‘CultOfPersonality’ Srivastava made it two titles in two days as he took down the 8.50 Lakhs ReCharge for 1.79 Lakhs. The mystery player ’Giraldik’ finished runner-up for 1.21 Lakhs.

Anurag Srivastava made another deep run in NPS#49 BIG KO (15th for 40,152), collectively winning 2.20 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.20 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.26 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #9 | Annual Winnings: 60.38 Lakhs | Ranked #33 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The 2,200 buy-in event clocked in 373 entries, filling in 1.04 Lakhs in overlays.

Anurag Srivastava
Anurag Srivastava

 

Final Table Results

  1. Anurag ‘CultOfPersonality’ Srivastava – 1,79,775
  2. Giraldik – 1,21,040
  3. ZindagiJuaHai – 85,340
  4. Charo – 69,190
  5. InscrutablE – 54,740
  6. Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh – 41,565
  7. Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma – 30,345
  8. Oled – 20,734

 

Deepstack – 4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 213

Re-entries – 49

Rebuys – 129

Prize Pool – 4,00,000

Places Paid – 39

The user ‘mahadevvv’ was the last player standing in Spartan Poker’s 4 Lakhs GTD Deepstack and won the title for 80,200. Unnikrishnan ‘swimminwdafishies’ Nair lapped up 53,320 in second place.

The 1,100 buy-in event signed up 391 hopefuls, overlaying a marginal 9,000.

Unnikrishnan Nair
Unnikrishnan Nair

 

Final Table Results

  1. mahadevvv – 80,200
  2. Unnikrishnan ‘swimminwdafishies’ Nair – 53,320
  3. OfcourseOfcourse – 39,000
  4. Ankur3343 – 30,874
  5. Ben K Rolle – 24,680
  6. poker_samrat – 18,680
  7. Ramesh ‘Flimflam’ Pathipati – 13,720
  8. Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag – 9,474

 

Md ‘RJ@KGF1993’ Aalam Ansari (Won Sundowner 3.50 Lakhs GTD for 67,900), and Vinay ‘Minimalist’ B (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack for 40,734) championed the other Monday marquees on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi`s guarantee-crushing National Poker Series is fast approaching the mid-way mark. Monday marked Day 8 of the series and had five events playing down to a winner. The site also ran two starting flights of the NPS Golden Rush and Qualifier 1 of the 3 Crores GTD NPS Main Event.

NPS#49 Big KO – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 327

Re-entries – 381

Prize Pool – 28,32,000

Places Paid – 81

The former GPS champion Prashant ‘calany’ Suda emerged as Monday`s top scorer. He overcame a 708-player field in PokerBaazi`s 20 Lakhs GTD NPS#49 Big KO to win the NPS gold medal and his first title this year. Counting the ₹9,000 he collected in bounties, Suda made away with a payday worth ₹5.23 Lakhs (his third-best career finish). The user ‘abhinavnath’ collected the NPS silver medal and 3.67 Lakhs in prize money (includes 10K in bounties).

Prashant Suda’s online stats (excluding Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: 37.30 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 11.64 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Prashant Suda
Prashant Suda

 

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Prashant ‘calany’ Suda – 5,32,070
  2. abhinavnath – 3,76,744
  3. Siddharth ‘GangnamGangi’ Gangwar – 2,50,472
  4. Megha ‘acessorted’ Khandelwal – 1,97,000
  5. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – 1,36,000
  6. Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna – 1,12,000
  7. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – 94,509
  8. fedkid – 73,670

 

NPS#50 Evening Slam Dunk – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 369

Re-entries – 397

Prize Pool – 15,32,000

Places Paid – 90

Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar is one name almost synonymous with the NPS. After single-handedly crushing the inaugural series last year, the 25-year-old MTT phenom extended his NPS gold medal record to four last night. He ran past 765 other opponents in PokerBaazi`s 10 Lakhs GTD NPS#50 Evening Slam Dunk to win the gold and a 2.77 Lakhs cash prize. He defeated Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal (2nd for 1.94 Lakhs) heads-up.

Last night’s win was Mohammad Azhar`s first title victory at the ongoing series. The Rajasthan native cashed another two events for a collective 2.87 Lakhs, becoming the fifth player to cross 1 Crores in annual winnings.

Mohammad Azhar`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.04 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.04 Crores | | NPS Gold Medals Won: #4 | Titles Won in 2022: #5 | Annual Winnings: 1.02 Crore | Ranked #4 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Mohammad Azhar
Mohammad Azhar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar – 2,77,292
  2. Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal – 1,94,411
  3. adityalucky – 1,25,318
  4. Anmol ‘freakweird0’ Agarwal – 92,686
  5. Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia – 69,400
  6. abijaga – 56,071
  7. Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav – 46,420
  8. Deepankur ‘Dp179’ Gupta – 36,921

 

NPS#51 Hyper SPRINT (4-Max) – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 253

Re-entries – 279

Prize Pool – 10,64,000

Places Paid – 63

One of the featured attractions on Monday, NPS#51, offered a 10 Lakhs prize pool guarantee at an entry buy-in of 2,200. The fast-paced event made a quick run from 9.30 PM to 12.54 AM, and the user ‘Abhims05’ crossed the finish line to win the NPS gold medal and 2.07 Lakhs in prize money. The IOPC #2 – Sunday Prime third-place finisher BharatThinkfloyd’ Vasan bagged the NPS silver medal and 1.45 Lakhs.

Bharat Vasan’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.03 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 65.87 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: 31.72 Lakhs| Titles Won in 2022: #3

Bharat Vasan
Bharat Vasan

 

Final Table Results

  1. Abhims05 – 2,06,735
  2. Bharat ‘Thinkfloyd’ Vasan – 1,44,917
  3. Rohan ‘theoldrod’ Sahni – 93,206
  4. Eva ‘Nomercy24’ Angom – 68,947

 

NPS#48 SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 530

Re-entries – 598

Prize Pool – ₹9,02,000

Places Paid – 126

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi picked up his first NPS gold medal in PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD NPS#48 SPRINT for 1.53 Lakhs. ‘abhinavnath’ finished runner-up for 1.07 Lakhs.

Last night, Ashutosh Balodhi raked in over 1.88 Lakhs across five deep runs. His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in NPS#48 SPRINT for 1.53 Lakhs

> 41st in PokerBaazi’s NPS#49 Big KO for 16,377

> 32nd in PokerBaazi’s NPS#50 Evening Slam for 8,579

> 13th PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for 5,902

> 15th in Adda52’s Voyager for 3,729

Ashutosh Balodhi’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.40 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 67.01 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Ashutosh Balodhi
Ashutosh Balodhi

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi153,498
  2. abhinavnath – 107,566
  3. Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi69,756
  4. upswing4eva – 51,527
  5. Daniel_Ivey – 38,442
  6. thablack – 31,133
  7. gblaze8611 – 25,809
  8. Akshay ‘darulerofall’ Gupta20,575

 

NPS#47 Monday Run-Up – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 269

Re-entries – 316

Prize Pool – 5,85,000

Places Paid – 72

Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal is one player who`s hard to contain in leaderboard races. The poker pro has bounced back in contention in the NPS race after winning his first NPS gold medal in the 5 Lakhs GTD NPS#47 Monday Run-Up to claim the most significant portion of the 5.85 Lakhs prize pool worth 1.11 Lakhs. Mandar ‘MAMA04’ Madaye collected the NPS silver medal and 77,513.

Vinay Rajpal packed in quite the punch last night by cashing another four NPS marquees for a total take-home worth 1.34 Lakhs, climbing two places to #3 in the NPS leaderboard standings. His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s NPS#47 Monday Run-Up for 1,10,565

> 39th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#49 Big KO for 13,877

> 51st in PokerBaazi’s NPS#51 Hyper Sprint for 4,682

> 74th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#50 Evening Slam Dunk for 3,830

> 114th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#48 Sprint for 1,354

Vinay Rajpal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.63 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 95.02 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Vinay Rajpal
Vinay Rajpal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – 1,10,565
  2. Mandar ‘MAMA04’ Madaye – 77,513
  3. Aditya ‘LeoBazooka1897’ Pandita – 49,842
  4. Md ‘007Bahubali’ Zeeshan – 36,914
  5. Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth – 27,671
  6. Shawn ‘achayan’ Jose – 22,172
  7. Morpheus – 18,486
  8. Sumit ‘TheRussian06’ Bajaj – 14,742

 

NPS Main Event 3 Crores GTD – Qualifier 1

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 442

Re-entries – 123

Prize Pool – 3,00,00,000

Survivors – 62

The showstopper of the ongoing NPS, the 3 Crores GTD NPS Main Event, played out its first qualifier last night, registering an entry field of 565 runners (442 unique and 123 re-entries).

After five hours of play, Yogiraj ‘Yogiraj’ Singh (678,000) bagged the day-end chip lead, followed by well-known regs like Jaydeep ‘JDBhaiya’ Dawer (301,000) and Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni (286,000).

Last night`s NPS#48 SPRINT winner, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi (268,000), IMPS Gold Edition ME winner, Abhishek ‘rekop’ Kushwaha (251,000), Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (238,000), Rising Star Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna (236,000), and Apratim ‘checmate’ Sharma (232,000) also made the top 10 chip count’s list.

Seven more starting flights are remaining, and the second qualifier starts at 7:30 PM tonight.

Jaydeep Dawer
Jaydeep Dawer

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Qualifier 1

  1. Yogiraj ‘Yogiraj’ Singh – 678,000
  2. Jaydeep ‘JDBhaiya’ Dawer – 301,000
  3. Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni – 286,000
  4. Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi – 268,000
  5. Abhishek ‘rekop’ Kushwaha – 251,000
  6. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – 238,000
  7. Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna – 236,000
  8. upswing4eva – 236,000
  9. Apratim ‘checmate’ Sharma – 232,000
  10. Hades – 227,000

 

NPS Golden Rush Qualifier 1 – 1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – 550

Entries – 1,923

Re-entries – 302

Survivors – 303

One of the major attractions at the NPS, the ₹550 buy-in and ₹1 Crore GTD NPS Golden Rush, is the only tournament of its kind that offers a 20,000X value. The event got off to a rousing start yesterday, with two starting flights (out of the 14 scheduled flights) playing out on PokerBaazi.

Qualifier 1 registering a whopping 2,225 entries and 303 among them advanced to Day 2. ‘Raverage’ (583,000), ‘Thedarkhorse’ (538,000), ‘Mamon99’ (383,000), ‘mradul28399’ (317,000), Armaan ‘Armouredguy’ Sehgal (311,000), ‘killerkp’ (307,000), Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir (304,000), ‘barbaad777’ (298,000), Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla (296,000), and ‘symbolicchamp’ (285,000) topped the top stacks.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Qualifier 1

  1. Raverage – 583,000
  2. Thedarkhorse – 538,000
  3. Mamon99 – 383,000
  4. mradul28399 – 317,000
  5. Armaan ‘Armouredguy’ Sehgal – 311,000
  6. killerkp – 307,000
  7. Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir – 304,000
  8. barbaad777 – 298,000
  9. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – 296,000
  10. symbolicchamp – 285,000

 

NPS Golden Rush Qualifier 2 Turbo – 1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – 550

Entries – 1,557

Re-entries – 267

Survivors – 291

The second qualifier was the 9 PM Turbo, and the fast-paced flight logged in 1,824 players taking the total entry count to 4,049 across the first two flights combined. With 12 more flights left to run, the 550 buy-in event seems to be on track to hit the 20,000 entries it needs to break even on its eight-figure guarantee.

Coming back to Qualifier 2 Turbo, 291 runners made it through to Day 2 with Kovid ‘fzzzyyy’ Saraswat (391,000), ‘panther193’ (331,000), ‘Happihigh’ (328,000), ‘bhaibhig’ (327,000), ‘tushar2108’ (314,000), Aayush ‘Jindal_92’ Aggarwal (296,000), ‘maninderwalia’ (291,000), ‘Rcardshark’ (282,000), ‘EditzRohit’ (279,000), and ‘prcp’ (244,000) rounding out the top ten stacks.

The Qualifier 1 chip leader ‘Raverage’ (583,000) holds the overall chip lead.

NPS Golden Rush Final is scheduled at 9 PM on March 20, and the Day 2 field will play down to the final table. The finalists will set a few days off before they converge on March 25 (1:30 PM) at the PokerBaazi LIVE poker room onboard Casino Majestic Pride in Goa. Spectators will be able to tune in and rail the final table on PokerBaazi’s YouTube and Facebook channels or follow the live updates on PokerGuru!

Kovid Saraswat
Kovid Saraswat

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Qualifier 2

  1. Kovid ‘fzzzyyy’ Saraswat – 391,000
  2. panther193 – 331,000
  3. Happihigh – 328,000
  4. bhaibhig – 327,000
  5. tushar2108 – 314,000
  6. Aayush ‘Jindal_92’ Aggarwal – 296,000
  7. maninderwalia – 291,000
  8. Rcardshark – 282,000
  9. EditzRohit – 279,000
  10. prcp – 244,000

 

Following the Monday action, Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla (9,469 points) has regained the lead in the NPS leaderboard standings, with Rohit ‘ChubbyGhost’ Begwani (9,416 points) and Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal (9,410 points) taking up the next two spots.

NPS Leaderboard Standings After Day 9

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