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Daily Majors: Piyush Nanda Wins INCOOP Main Event; Karan Malhotra, Rohit Malhotra & Harsh Bubna Champion the Other Monday Flagships

Daily Majors 27-09
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  • RUPAM THAKUR September 28, 2021
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When Sunday lacked the usual punch, Monday wasn’t going to be any better.

PokerStars India’s ₹1 Crore GTD INCOOP Main Event headlined the action on an otherwise slow-paced Monday. Piyush Nanda was the last player standing in the INCOOP Main Event and banked a career-best ₹12.77 Lakhs for his impressive run. PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul Raj finished runner-up for ₹10.04 Lakhs. The series plays out its last 11 events today.

The recent The Ballers champion Sandeep Thakral added the Iron Man title to his poker resume, netting ₹2 Lakhs. Young Gun Karan Radia came second.

Karan Malhotra made away with over ₹1.98 Lakhs in Monday winnings. He took down Spartan Poker’s ReCharge for ₹1.65 Lakhs and placed runner-up in PokerStars India’s Deepstack for ₹31,060.

Rohit Malhotra lapped up a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹1.97 Lakhs after taking down PokerBaazi’s The Big Show. The long-time circuit regular Jasven Saigal finished runner-up for ₹1.38 Lakhs.

Harsh Bubna added ₹1.48 Lakhs last night, including PokerBaazi’s Daily Sprint title for ₹96,600.

Ravindra Arikeri, Satyam Prakash, Sumeet Rajpurohit, Vijendra Kumar Sharma & Clinton Tavares won the other marque tournaments.

Here are the Monday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s Monday headliner, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD ReCharge, saw Karan ‘Karangogi’ Malhotra overcoming a 411-entry field to collect a ₹1.65 Lakhs payday. Sachin ‘durrred’ Sharma placed second for ₹1.10 Lakhs.

Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra


Karan Malhotra delivered a smashing run last night as he came close to championing PokerStars India’s Deepstack as well. He ultimately settled for a runner-up finish worth ₹31,060. The online reg made another ITM finish in Adda52’s Holdem BOOST (18th for ₹2,350), collecting ₹1.98 Lakhs overall.

Karan Malhotra’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹78.29 Lakhs | Lifetime Profit: ₹31 Lakhs

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD Deepstack dragged in 416 entries, surpassing its advertised guarantee by ₹16,000. The mystery user ‘Ssick_One’ was the last player standing and won ₹69,620 following a heads-up deal with ‘mukuw’ (2nd for ₹69,241).

‘Aceking888’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹39,466), ‘anny1984’ (Won Ultimate 4 Card PLO ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹34,248), ‘gaurav050195’ (Won Striker ₹18K GTD for ₹4,843), and ‘andy2117’ (Won 6 cards PLO – Epic ₹12K GTD for ₹3,355) shipped the other Monday marques.



PokerBaazi’s Monday mainstay, the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show, clocked in 375 challengers. Rohit ‘mrblue1205’ Malhotra raced past them all to collect the lion’s share of the ₹9.38 Lakhs prize pool – a personal-best ₹1.97 Lakhs. The veteran poker pro Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal placed runner-up for ₹1.38 Lakhs.

Rohit Malhotra
Rohit Malhotra


Rohit Malhotra had satellited his way into The Big Show for ₹275 and ended up scoring a 715X ROI on his investment. His PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹24 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹5.72 Lakhs

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD Daily Sprint 5-Max registered 198 runners, falling two entries short of its 200-player guarantee. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna walked away with the title and ₹96,600 in prize money, with ‘sarthak2222’ placing runner-up for ₹67,720.

Harsh Bubna
Harsh Bubna


Harsh Bubna placed 49th in PokerStars India’s INCOOP – 125 Main Event PKO for ₹51,215, collecting ₹1.48 Lakhs cumulatively. Last night was his seventh time scoring six-figures this month. His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.79 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹11.67 Lakhs

Satyam ‘Pkiller28’ Prakash (Won Daily Night Sprint ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹48,950), Sumeet ‘Sumitsingh199’ Rajpurohit (Won Holdem Boost ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹41,900), ‘kw1996’ (Won Turbo ₹75K GTD for ₹16,710), ‘Hemu0212’ (Won PLO5 Boost ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹15,950), ‘davsolo83’ (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹50K GTD for ₹11,870), and ‘shona281088’ (Won 5-Max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹8,910) won the other Monday marquees.


PokerStars India

The second edition of PokerStars India’s INCOOP wraps up today. Monday saw the series’ showstopper, the ₹1 Crore GTD INCOOP Main Event name a champion in Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda, who won the coveted title for a career-best ₹12.77 Lakhs (includes ₹5.54 Lakhs in bounties), almost doubling his site winnings.

Piyush Nanda
Piyush Nanda


This was Nanda’s second INCOOP title at the series (his third overall). His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹39.96 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹16.47 Lakhs

PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj settled for a runner-up finish worth a personal-best (on PokerStars India) ₹10.04 Lakhs (includes ₹2.81 Lakhs in bounties). His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.93 Crores| Lifetime Profits: ₹2.58 Crores

Runner-up Gokul Raj
Runner-up Gokul Raj


The ₹11,000 entry buy-in INCOOP Main Event logged in 983 entries (438 unique and 545 re-entries) across its two-day run, filling in a marginal ₹1.70 Lakhs in overlays. The top 107 places walked past the money line, with each of them guaranteed at least ₹15,300 (aside from any bounties they collected).

PokerGuru Ambassadors Deepankur ‘dp8218’ Gupta (4th for ₹5.28 Lakhs) and Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj (9th for ₹92,451), along with Bharat ‘bharat4623’ Wadhwani (6th for ₹2.71 Lakhs) also FT-ed the INCOOP Main Event.

The ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack registered a starting field of 137 participants, falling three entries shy of breaking even. It took under five hours of play for the user ‘kibolche’ to come out on top and win ₹38,873 (includes ₹22,119 in bounties). Last night`s ReCharge champion Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra placed runner-up for ₹31,060 (includes ₹14,307 in bounties).

‘Xbox0710’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,417), ‘kabir2298’ (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,991), ‘kabir2298’ (Won Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTD for ₹19,267), Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹17,574), ‘sanam bewafa9351’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,813), and ‘Bikr@m76998’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹11,241) won the other Monday marquees on PokerStars India.

Clinton Tavares
Clinton Tavares


The last day of the INCOOP series is scheduled to play out today with eleven events on the cards, including the ₹35 Lakhs GTD INCOOP#137 Deepstack Championship and the ₹10 Lakhs GTD INCOOP#139 PLO Championship.

INCOOP Leaderboard Standings After Day 13

RankPlayerPrize Amount
1Akhilesh 'GM2318' Gautam₹2,00,000
2Manish 'manish jangid' Jangid₹1,40,000
3Akhand 'akhand188' Shukla₹85,000
4Amit 'AKumarss' Kumar Singh₹50,000
5Isogonic Lines₹30,000
7Naman 'Radmod' Aggarwal₹12,500
9Myron 'khAAbib' Pereira₹12,500
10Armaan 'armaan007111' Kochhar₹12,500



Adda52’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man was one of the few Monday flagships that ended up filling in a sizeable overlay. The event registered 369 runners, resulting in a shortfall worth ₹62,000. The former The Ballers champion Sandeep ‘thak’ Thakral championed the event for ₹2 Lakhs after fending off the formidable Karan ‘Reg_Slayer’ Radia (2nd for ₹1.21 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

Karan Radia
Karan Radia


Sandeep Thakral now boasts of over ₹22.74 Lakhs in lifetime scores.

The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager found a champion in Sunday’s Adda52 Big Game fifth-place finisher Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri, who banked the ₹55,343 up top after besting the 285-strong field. He struck a three-way deal with ‘adi2244‘ (2nd for ₹51,194) and Pankaj ‘Pok3rking’ Nanda (3rd for ₹50,513).

Ravindra Arikeri
Ravindra Arikeri


Ravindra Arikeri has crossed ₹1.13 Crore in recorded online earnings after last night`s win.

The FTS 2.0 Main Event champion Young Gun Siddharth Karia was another standout performer and final-tabled both the Adda52 marques, crossing the ₹4 Crore mark in online winnings.

Siddharth Karia
Siddharth Karia


His top finishes include:

> 3rd in the Iron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTD for ₹88,000

> 7th in the Voyager ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹9,000

‘Grandpalessons’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,301), Vijendra Kumar ‘sadhu16’ Sharma (Won Punch ₹80K GTD for ₹19,833), ‘aselvi333’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹12,172) and ‘babalu56’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹9,939) were the other prominent winners on Adda52.

The other Monday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Harsh 'harsh1327' Bubna₹96,600(5-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ssick_One₹69,620Deepstack ₹4 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Aceking888₹39,466Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
kibolche₹38,873Deepstack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
anny1984₹34,248Ultimate 4 Card PLO ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Xbox0710₹31,417Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Grandpalessons₹30,301Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
kabir2298₹26,991Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Vijendra Kumar ‘sadhu16’ Sharma₹19,833Punch ₹80K GTDAdda52
kabir2298 ₹19,267Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares₹17,574Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
sanam bewafa9351₹12,813Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
aselvi333₹12,172Sundown Adda ₹50K GTDAdda52
Bikr@m76998₹11,241Primetime Grind ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
babalu56₹9,939Evening Adda ₹50K GTDAdda52
gaurav050195₹4,843Striker ₹18K GTDSpartan Poker
trickett₹4,000Quick Feeze PLO ₹10K GTDKhelo365
andy2117₹3,35566 Cards PLO - Epic ₹12K GTDSpartan Poker


INCOOP-125 Main Event PKO 1 Crore GTD Day 2 PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 438

Re-entries – 545

Regular Prize Pool – ₹50.85,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹49,15,000

Prize Pool – ₹10,000,000

Places Paid – 107

The 2nd edition of PokerStars India’s INCOOP lit up the Monday action with its ₹1 Crore GTD INCOOP Main Event playing down to a winner. After close to ten hours of non-stop gameplay on Day 2, Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda championed the INCOOP-125 Main Event to win a career-best ₹12.77 Lakhs (includes ₹5.54 Lakhs in bounties). He defeated PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj (2nd for ₹10.04 Lakhs) (includes ₹2.81 Lakhs in bounties) heads-up.

This was Piyush Nanda’s second INCOOP title at the ongoing series and his third INCOOP title overall.

Two other PokerGuru Ambassadors made the FT, namely, Deepankur ‘dp8218’ Gupta (4th for ₹5.28 Lakhs) and Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj (9th for ₹92,451).

The two-day event logged in 983 participants (438 unique and 545 re-entries), registering a nominal ₹1.70 Lakhs in overlays. The user ‘tvardaan’ fell out on the money bubble in 108th place, assuring the remaining 107 places a payday.

Dhirendra ‘dmkool007’ Kumar (11th for ₹1.03 Lakhs), Avneesh ‘IamAM09’ Munjal (13th for ₹1.21 Lakhs), Day 1 chip leader Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar (15th for ₹91,567), Deepak ‘nachughodi’ Bothra (16th for ₹84,380), and Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar (20th for ₹75,280) posted a deep run as well.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda – ₹12,77,311
  2. Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj – ₹10,03,774
  3. Godly Noob04 – ₹5,47,165
  4. Deepankur ‘dp8218’ Gupta – ₹5,28,294
  5. aakhrijanam – ₹3,77,707
  6. Bharat ‘bharat4623’ Wadhwani ₹2,70,669
  7. F!shBait – ₹2,69,180
  8. icecube1001 – ₹1,51,955
  9. Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj – ₹92,451


Iron Man 8 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 205

Re-entries – 164

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 38

Adda52’s Iron Man was one of the few Monday flagships that missed the mark. The event registered a ₹62,000 overlay on the back of 369 entries. Sandeep ‘thak’ Thakral proved the eventual champion and banked ₹2 Lakhs, pipping Young Gun Karan ‘Reg_Slayer’ Radia (2nd for ₹1.21 Lakhs) to the title.

Earlier this month, Thakral had won The Ballers for a career-best ₹5.62 Lakhs. Last night`s score improved his tracked online winnings to ₹22.74 Lakhs.

Young Gun Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia (3rd for ₹88,000), Ranjeet ‘rj147’ Negi (4th for ₹64,000), and Pranav ‘pkpok’ Khandalkar (5th for ₹43,200) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Sandeep ‘thak’ Thakral – ₹2,00,000
  2. Karan ‘Reg_Slayer’ Radia – ₹1,21,200
  3. Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia – ₹88,000
  4. Ranjeet ‘rj147’ Negi – ₹64,000
  5. Pranav ‘pkpok’ Khandalkar – ₹43,200
  6. XXX2837 – ₹30,000


ReCharge 8 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 212

Re-entries – 61

Re-buys – 138

Prize Pool – ₹8,22,000

Places Paid – 39

Karan ‘Karangogi’ Malhotra came out on top in Spartan Poker’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD ReCharge, winning the ₹1.65 Lakhs top prize and his seventh title of the month. Sachin ‘durrred’ Sharma came second for ₹1.10 Lakhs.

The event logged in 411 entries, posting a ₹8.22 Lakhs prize pool. The top 39 places received payouts.

Satyam ‘JOONJOON10’ Joon (3rd for ₹80,145), Kunal ‘kunaly005’ Yadav (4th for ₹64,691), and Devvrat ‘kinghyper’ Singh Kaurav (6th for ₹38,387) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Karangogi’ Malhotra – ₹1,64,811
  2. Sachin ‘durrred’ Sharma – ₹1,09,572
  3. Satyam ‘JOONJOON10’ Joon – ₹80,145
  4. Kunal ‘kunaly005’ Yadav – ₹64,691
  5. vaji – ₹50,717
  6. Devvrat ‘kinghyper’ Singh Kaurav – ₹38,387
  7. coconuts – ₹28,194
  8. FisHoNtilT1 – ₹20,714


The Big Show 7.50 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 207

Re-entries – 168

Prize Pool – ₹9,38,000

Places Paid – 45

PokerBaazi’s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show gathered a 375-entry field, and the top 45 places got a share from the ₹9.38 Lakhs prize pool.

The event ran from 8 PM to 3:11 AM, with Rohit ‘mrblue1205’ Malhotra coming out on top to win a personal-best ₹1.97 Lakhs. Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal finished runner-up for ₹1.38 Lakhs.

Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla (5th for ₹49,219) and Rafiq ‘Mrkhan’ Khan (6th for ₹39,375) also FT-ed the event.

Runner-up Jasven Saigal
Runner-up Jasven Saigal


Final Table Results

  1. Rohit ‘mrblue1205’ Malhotra – ₹1,96,875
  2. Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal – ₹1,37,813
  3. TheTamizhDurrr – ₹88,594
  4. Siddharthsjjain – ₹65,625
  5. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla – ₹49,219
  6. Rafiq ‘Mrkhan’ Khan – ₹39,375
  7. vaibhi18 – ₹32,813
  8. Redalert89 – ₹26,250


Daily SPRINT 5-Max 4 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 120

Re-entries – 78

Prize Pool – ₹4,00,000

Places Paid – 24

PokerBaazi’s 9 PM attraction, the 4 Lakhs GTD, (5-Max) Daily SPRINT, saw circuit regular Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna firing two bullets before taking down the title for ₹96,600. Site regular ‘sarthak2222’ finished runner-up for ₹67,720.

Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur placed fifth for ₹24,200.


Deepstack 4 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 223

Re-entries – 77

Re-buys – 116

Prize Pool – ₹4,16,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker`s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Deepstack registered 416 participants, and the user ‘Ssick_One’ outlasted them all to make away with the ₹69,620 top prize. ‘mukuw’ secured a runner-up finish worth ₹69,241, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Brijesh ‘Sanu15’ Pratap Rao (3rd for ₹40,560), Kunal ‘kunaly005’ Yadav (5th for ₹25,667), and Ramji ‘bluffpolice123’ Kishore G (8th for ₹10,483) also earned final table payouts.


Voyager 3 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 176

Re-entries – 109

Prize Pool – ₹3,00,000

Places Paid – 30

Adda52`s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager brought in 284 hopefuls, filling in ₹15,000 in overlays. The dust settled at 3.31 AM, with Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri claiming the bragging rights for ₹55,343. He struck a three-way deal with ‘adi2244’ (2nd for ₹51,194) and Pankaj ‘Pok3rking’ Nanda (3rd for ₹50,513).

Raghav ‘FuckedUpLife’ Siddalinga (4th for ₹25,500), Iron Man third-place finisher, Young Gun Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia (7th for ₹9,000) and Aditya Kumar ‘balls86’ Patodia (8th for ₹7,500) also FT-ed the tourney.


Deepstack 1.75 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 91

Re-entries – 46

Regular Prize Pool – ₹89,375

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹85,625

Prize Pool – ₹1,75,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerStars India`s ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD,Deepstack logged in a 137-player field, falling a marginal ₹3,750 short of its advertised guarantee. The user ‘kibolche’ championed the event for ₹38,873 (₹22,119 in bounties), besting last night’s ReCharge winner Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra (2nd for ₹31,060) (includes ₹14,307 in bounties) heads-up.

Tanay ‘tanayp’ Parekh (6th for ₹7,333) and Devang ‘Infic11’ Mehta (7th for ₹6,816) also FT-ed the Monday marquee.


Quick Freeze PLO 10K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹220

Entries – 21

Re-entries – 29

Prize Pool – ₹10,000

Places Paid – 6

Khelo365 user ‘trickett’ shipped the ₹10K GTD Quick Freeze PLO for ₹4,000.


This report was updated at 6 PM on 28.09.2021.

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