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Daily Majors: Pawan Tez, Ashit Kohal & Bhanu Prakash KC Crush the Monday Marquees

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis April 27, 2021
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It seems like 2020 all over again. About a year ago, when the COVID-19 virus had first reared its ugly head, worldwide lockdown had led to an unprecedented online poker boom. With most players (people in general, actually) quarantining themselves at home, the virtual felts witnessed a meteoric spike in traffic even on typically slow days like Monday. The pattern seems to be repeating itself with the second wave of the pandemic hitting the country hard.

It`s no surprise then that all the Monday flagships successfully crossed their advertised guarantees. Pawan Tez was the day’s biggest winner as he took down Adda52’s Iron Man for ₹2.16 Lakhs. Spartan Poker’s Recharge offered the biggest guarantee, and Ashit Kohal shipped the tourney for ₹2.06 Lakhs. PokerBaazi’s The Big Show was taken down by the TLB crusher Bhanu Prakash KC for ₹1.78 Lakhs.

Basant Kumar Singh (Won Adda52’s Voyager for ₹84,500), Ankit Bawa (Won PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for ₹75,952), and Saksham Sharma (Won PokerBaazi’s 6-Max Holdem for ₹61,649) were the other big Monday winners!

While the online MTTs have been steadily picking up pace, it’s going to get even more action-packed with Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire Series 2.0 slated to hit the virtual felts on May 3. PokerBaazi`s micro stakes series, the PBBS, also took flight on Monday.

Here are the Monday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Offering the most massive prize pool guarantee on Monday was Spartan Poker`s ₹9 Lakhs GTD ReCharge. Locking in 531 entries, the ₹2,200 entry buy-in tourney generated a ₹10.62 Lakhs prize pool. After nearly eight hours of play, Ashit ‘takemymoney’ Kohal emerged as the victor and took home a personal-best ₹2.06 Lakhs in prize money. Well-known reg Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora settled for a runner-up finish worth ₹1.31 Lakhs, his second time placing runner-up in the Monday flagship tourney.

Akshit Kohal
Akshit Kohal

 

The second Monday marquee on the site, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD The Flash, ran from 9:30 PM to 4:13 AM, gathering 598 participants, making for a prize pool collection of ₹5.98 Lakhs. The mystery user ‘DRUMLORD88’ shipped the event for ₹1.04 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with ‘Pokerispain’ (runner-up for ₹85,303).

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Monday headliner, the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale, recorded 208 signups, generating a prize pool worth ₹3.30 Lakhs. Ankit ‘bawa737’ Bawa fired two bullets before he could succeed in his title aspirations. Coming out on top following over six hours of play, Bawa added ₹75,952 (includes ₹47,444 in bounties) to his poker bankroll. The mystery player ‘ShaktiMaaan’ secured a runner-up payday worth ₹49,601 (includes ₹21,093 in bounties).

Starting off two hours after the Battle Royale was the ₹1,250 entry buy-in Deepstack. The tourney fell ₹7,875 short of its ₹1.5 Lakhs prize pool guarantee after registering a field of 125 contenders. With 15 spots assured a payout, it was ‘Narender modi’ claiming the podium for ₹24,174, following a four-way deal with ‘Prison M!ke’ (anonymity requested) (2nd for ₹24,640), Sumit ‘ronnienav53’ Navlani (3rd for ₹19,977), and ‘Muniano19’ (4th for ₹23,855).

The champion ‘Narender modi’ claimed their second title in the ₹70K GTD Bigstack Turbo. They topped 87 entries to bank ₹16,728, lapping up ₹40,902 in total winnings for the day.

Ranjeet ‘Bedevilforyou’ Negi was among the multiple scorers on PokerStars India yesterday. He placed fifth in the Battle Royale for ₹11,879 and took sixth place in the Deepstack for ₹8,879. Negi’s lifetime online winnings have crossed ₹1.53 Crores.

Ranjeet Negi
Ranjeet Negi

 

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi’s ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD The Big Show pulled in 323 entrants, posting a guarantee-busting ₹8.07 Lakhs. The leaderboard crusher Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC championed the event for ₹1.78 Lakhs, just as ‘weediest’ finished runner-up for ₹1.25 Lakhs.

Bhanu Prakash KC
Bhanu Prakash KC

 

Meanwhile, Saksham ‘Razorfish’ Sharma took down the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost DST for ₹61,649. PokerBaazi regular Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor came in second for ₹43,256. The event registered 262 entries, collecting ₹2.62 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Saksham Sharma
Saksham Sharma

 

The PokerBaazi Bankroll Builder Series (PBBS) also commenced yesterday. Promising ₹7.50 Lakhs in guarantees, the series will run all the way through May 2. Day 1 of the series hosted five tournaments. Pritam ‘pritamrockon’ Dhokane (Won ₹15K GTD PBBS#3 for ₹3,385), ‘rajaram786’ (Won ₹7.5K GTD PBBS#1 Turbo DST for ₹1,534) and Vinod ‘brutalgame’ Kirne (Won ₹2K GTD PBBS#2 Hyper for ₹507) featured among the title winners.

 

Adda52

Adda52’s Monday run of tournaments was headlined by the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man. Starting at 8 PM, the tourney wrangled in a 495-strong field, filling in over ₹9 Lakhs in the prize pool. The heads-up SNG reg Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez was the last player standing and won ₹2.16 Lakhs. Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta finished runner-up for ₹1.26 Lakhs.

Pawan Tez
Pawan Tez

 

The ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD Voyager also galloped past the break-even mark on the back of 338 entries. Besting the competition was Basant Kumar ‘Rush99’ Singh, who claimed the win for his second-best payday on Adda52 worth ₹84,500. ‘DogaXII’ secured a runner-up payday of ₹51,207. Singh now has over ₹11.35 Lakhs in online MTT winnings.

The other Monday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Ankit ‘bawa737’ Bawa₹75,952Battle Royale ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Paras 'AAKKQQJJ' Jain₹64,573Monster Stack ₹3.20 Lakhs GTDSpartan
Saksham ‘Razorfish’ Sharma₹61,6496-Max Holdem Boost DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
'This n That'₹58,300Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan
Akshay ‘AkshayP’ Pathak₹34,570PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Manav95₹25,922Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Narender modi₹24,174Battle Royale ₹1.5 LakhsPokerStars India
Apratim ‘HUSTLER.0081’ Chatterjee₹17,123Deepstack ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
Narender modi₹16,728Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
rughani₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

ReCharge 9 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 255

Re-entries – 93

Re-buys – 183

Prize Pool – ₹10,62,000

Places Paid – 47

Spartan Poker’s bi-weekly Monday feature, the ₹2,200 entry buy-in ₹9 Lakhs GTD ReCharge signed up 531 runners last night to collect a guarantee-crushing ₹10.62 Lakhs in the prize pool.

The former TGIF champion Ashit ‘takemymoney’ Kohal shipped the tourney for a career-best ₹2.07 Lakhs, crossing ₹12.45 Lakhs in recorded winnings on the site.

Spartan Poker reg Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora finished runner-up ₹1.31 Lakhs. His lifetime tally has touched ₹2.25 Crores after last night`s score, with ₹63.66 Lakhs in net profits.

The reg infested final table featured the likes of Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (3rd for ₹98,554), Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora (4th for ₹79,756), Vikram ‘MentalScience’ Mishra (5th for ₹62,870), Rohit ‘fishbait’ Barve (7th for ₹35,258), and Pranay ‘kabira speaking’ Chawla (8h for ₹25,913).

Runner-up Sanket Arora
Runner-up Sanket Arora

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ashit ‘takemymoney’ Kohal – ₹2,06,984
  2. Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora – ₹1,31,476
  3. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹98,554
  4. Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora – ₹79,756
  5. Vikram ‘MentalScience’ Mishra – ₹62,870
  6. LACHANCE – ₹48,002
  7. Rohit ‘fishbait’ Barve – ₹35,258
  8. Pranay ‘kabira speaking’ Chawla – ₹25,913

 

Iron Man 8 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,000

Entries – 244

Re-entries – 251

Prize Pool – ₹9,00,906

Places Paid – 55

The Adda52-hosted Iron Man had a bumper draw last night, with 495 entries translating into a prize pool collection of ₹9 Lakhs. The top 55 players earned a share of the prize money.

Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez navigated his way to the top to collect a payday worth ₹2.16 Lakhs. Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta finished runner-up for ₹1.26 Lakhs.

Tez has won this event once before, on December 28 for ₹1.62 Lakhs. Last night’s win has boosted his online scorecard to ₹1.90 Crores.

Ankit ‘kasatankit’ Kasat (3rd for ₹85,586), Gautam ‘passthechips’ Sethi (5th for ₹45,045), and Adithya ‘Rlox1’ NG (6th for ₹31,532) FT-ed the tourney.

The six-max FT was set into motion following the elimination of Rishab ‘Rishh14’ Jain (7th for ₹22,523).

Runner-up Mohit Mehta
Runner-up Mohit Mehta

 

Final Table Results

  1. Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez – ₹2,16,216
  2. Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta – ₹1,26,126
  3. Ankit ‘kasatankit’ Kasat – ₹85,586
  4. slickbobbe – ₹67,568
  5. Gautam ‘passthechips’ Sethi – ₹45,045
  6. Adithya ‘Rlox1’ NG – ₹31,532

 

The Big Show 7.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 177

Re-entries – 146

Prize Pool – ₹8,07,000

Places Paid – 36

With the third edition of Value Bomb Extreme coming to an end on Sunday, PokerBaazi’s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show headlined the Monday proceedings. The ₹2,750 entry buy-in event registered 323 hopefuls, generating a guarantee-smashing ₹8.07 Lakhs prize pool.

A serial TLB crusher Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC obliterated the field, besting ‘weediest‘ (runner-up for ₹1.25 Lakhs) heads-up to claim a top prize of ₹1.78 Lakhs.

Manoj ‘Manojk786’ Kumar (3rd for ₹80,508), PokerBaazi regular Naman ‘KidPoker09’ Puri (5th for ₹44,736), Atul ‘atulkhurana’ Khurana (6th for ₹35,772), and Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja (8th for ₹23,821) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC – ₹1,78,377
  2. weediest – ₹1,25,163
  3. Manoj ‘Manojk786’ Kumar – ₹80,508
  4. watermelon – ₹59,594
  5. Naman ‘KidPoker09’ Puri – ₹44,736
  6. Atul ‘atulkhurana’ Khurana – ₹35,772
  7. nazgul – ₹29,716
  8. Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja – ₹23,821

 

The Flash 5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 309

Re-entries – 98

Re-buys – 191

Prize Pool – ₹5,98,000

Places Paid – 55

The smaller of the two Monday marquees on Spartan Poker, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD The Flash, began proceedings at 9.30 PM, and by the time the late registrations closed, the tourney had clocked 598 entries. The top 55 places got a share of the guarantee-crushing ₹5.98 Lakhs prize pool (19.6% more than its listed guarantee).

It was 4:13 AM on the tournament clock when ‘DRUMLORD88’ and ‘Pokerispain’ decided to end proceedings via a heads-up chop. The deal saw the former taking down the title for ₹1.04 Lakhs while the latter received ₹85,303 for their runner-up score.

This happens to the only notable score for ‘DRUMLORD88’ under this moniker. They now have ₹1.76 Lakhs in recorded winnings on the site (₹1.37 Lakhs in net profits).

Poker Streamers Ashutosh ‘trailblazera’ Kumar (3rd for ₹53,162) and Bhushan ‘funchampion’ Sohani (6th for ₹26,192) along with Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor (5th for ₹34,306) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. DRUMLORD88 – ₹1,04,263*
  2. Pokerispain – ₹85,303*
  3. Ashutosh ‘trailblazera’ Kumar – ₹53,162
  4. Abudaaance – ₹42,996
  5. Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor – ₹34,306
  6. Bhushan ‘funchampion’ Sohani – ₹26,192
  7. borntrouble – ₹19,495
  8. nik889977 – ₹14,113

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Battle Royale 3 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,750

Entries – 119

Re-entries – 208

Prize Pool – ₹3,30,928

Places Paid – 23

Topping a field of 208 entries, Ankit ‘bawa737’ Bawa championed PokerStars India’s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale for ₹75,952. The user ‘ShaktiMaaan’ conceded to a runner-up finish worth ₹49,601.

Deepstack sixth-place finisher Ranjit ‘Bedevilforyou’ Negi (5th for ₹11,879) and Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (7th for ₹10,928) were among the known players on the FT.

 

Voyager 2.75 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 183

Re-entries – 155

Prize Pool – ₹3,38,000

Places Paid – 34

Adda52`s 9:30 PM tourney, the ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD Voyager, signed up 338 entries, making for a healthy prize pool collection of 3.38 Lakhs. The play culminated at 3.42 AM, with Basant Kumar ‘Rush99’ Singh clinching the win for ₹84,500 after defeating ‘DogaXII’ (2nd for ₹51,207) in heads-up play.

Karan ‘iamaluksack’ Jain (3rd for ₹37,180), Subhajit ‘RedStriker’ Das (4th for ₹28,223), Shaan ‘kaamkaro’ Thadani (5th for ₹19,435), Shivam ‘brooskyradio11’ Shukla (6th for ₹12,675), Sagar ‘sagar28389’ Gulati (7th for ₹10,140) and Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj (8th for ₹8,450) FT-ed the tourney.

 

6-Max Holdem Boost DST 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 140

Re-entries – 122

Prize Pool – ₹2,62,000

Places Paid – 27

Saksham Sharma, aka ‘Razorfish,’ took down the 6-Max Holdem Boost DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹61,649. His heads-up opponent, Game Changer 4.0 runner-up Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor, making his second FT finish of the day, added ₹43,256 to his poker bankroll for placing second.

Rahul ‘chanakyax’ Bhura (3rd for ₹27,824), Ashish ‘Imgabru’ Kumar (5th for ₹15,458), and last Friday’s Holdem Boost DST champion Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah (6th for ₹12,366) FT-ed the tourney.

 

Deepstack 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,250

Entries – 79

Re-entries – 46

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerStars India’s ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack registered 125 entries to record a marginal ₹7,875 in overlays. The play halted in a little over four hours with ‘Narender modi’ clinching the title for ₹24,174, following a four-way deal with ‘Prison M!ke’ (runner-up for ₹24,640), Sumit ‘ronnienav53’ Navlani (3rd for ₹19,977) and ‘Muniano19’ (4th for ₹23,855).

The champion ‘Narender modi’ also won the ₹70K GTD Bigstack Turbo for ₹16,728. They also min-cashed the Battle Royale for ₹4,715, netting ₹44,847 last night.

The Battle Royale finalist Ranjeet ‘Bedevilforyou’ Negi (6th for ₹8,879), and Kunal ‘kunnotaguero’ Yadav (8th for ₹5,259) FT-ed the tourney.

 

Monday Blues 75K GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 98

Re-entries – 66

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 26

PokerDangal regular ‘Salazar’ was the last player standing in the ₹75K GTD Monday Blues and won ₹15,187 in first-place prize money. ‘Pulkit ‘FOLDAA’ Goyal’ came in second for ₹11,434.

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 42

Re-entries – 25

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

‘rughani’ took down Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 for ₹7,200, with Sundays’ The Big Bang champion ‘zravasya’ finishing runner-up for ₹4,000.

 

This report was updated at 6 PM on 27.04.2021.

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