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Thursday laid out a firecracker line-up of tournaments, and Spartan Poker`s The Millionaire Series dished out the day`s most massive prizes. It turned out to be an eventful day for the PokerGuru Ambassadors, with the team winning two titles, posting two runner-up scores, along with a litany of FT finishes last night.
The #1 ranked player on the annual leaderboard standings, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, became the third Millionaire at Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire Series 2.0 after winning the ₹50 Lakhs GTD High Roller for ₹17.24 Lakhs. The former IOPC – The Crown and Millionaire champion, Singh, has become the first player to cross the ₹1 Crore mark in yearly profits. The two-time Millionaire champion Yudhishter Jaswal (2nd for ₹11.61 Lakhs) and Ranjeet Negi (3rd for ₹8.18 Lakhs) secured podium finishes in the Thursday night flagship!
Dhiraj Lakhotia scored a thumping victory in Adda52’s Godfather, scoring ₹5.91 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Sagar Choudhury.
PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli championed PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹5.09 Lakhs beating teammates Ashish Ahuja and Kartik Ved to the finish line.
The other Thursday marquees were taken down by an eclectic mix of new names and old-timers like Ashish Kumar, Bhanu Prakash KC, Sandeep Singh Kohli, Akshay Asawa, and Sankalp Marwah.
Here are the Thursday highlights!
Spartan Poker turned on the heat several notches higher on Thursday as The Millionaire Series 2.0`s ₹50 Lakhs GTD Event #8 High Roller took center stage. The costliest tourney at the series, the ₹27,500 entry buy-in event managed to register an eye-popping 326 entries to post ₹81.50 Lakhs in the prize pool (over 63% more than its advertised guarantee). After a marathon of nine hours of playing, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh came out on top to win ₹17.24 Lakhs – this third seven-figure score this year. The two-time The Millionaire champion Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal secured a runner-up prize of ₹11.61 Lakhs, while Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi placed third for a career-best ₹8.18 Lakhs.
The former IOPC Crown & The Millionaire winner, Singh, has had an impeccable 2021 so far, clinching big wins almost every month. Currently, the top-ranked player on the annual leaderboard, Laksh Pal Singh, has become the most profitable MTT player of the year and the first to cross ₹1 Crore in yearly profits.
Laksh Pal Singh`s Stats: Annual Winnings: ₹1.77+ Crores |Annual Profits: ₹1.12 Crores | Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.75 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.1 Crores.
Mohit ‘monuguru’ Gupta (4th for ₹6.63 Lakhs), Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira (5th for ₹5.25 Lakhs), and the #3 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (6th for ₹3.99 Lakhs) FT-ed the Thursday night extravaganza.
The other Thursday night marquee, the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #7, saw Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC topping a field of 1,143 players to walk away with a ₹1.27 Lakhs payday. Roshan ‘roshanthefish’ Gurbuxani finished runner-up for ₹66,237.
Laksh Pal Singh`s smashing High Roller victory has placed him at the top of the ₹10 Lakhs added Millionaire Series leaderboard with 1,775 points. Check out the complete standings after Day 3 of the series below.
|1||Laksh 'LuckyBhai$' Singh||1,775|
|2||Aniket 'Ntwadumela' Waghmare||1,708|
|3||Jaya 'denb' Bharathkumar Prajapati||1,705|
|4||Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC||1,671|
|6||Pranav 'I'mThePlayBoi' Bang||1,560|
|7||Arjun 'lol this guy' Pasricha||1,486|
|8||Kunal 'NutsTodayBluffTomorrow' Patni||1,441|
|9||Myron 'Zzzzz369' Pereira||1,330|
|10||Madhur 'Oneday93' Kapoor||1,191|
PokerStars India returned with high-octane Highroller action on Thursday with its ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller logging in 163 entrants, collecting a guarantee-crushing ₹11.41 Lakhs prize pool. After firing four bullets, the user ‘NovaSky47’ shipped the tourney, besting PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj in the heads-up play to win a site-best ₹2.30 Lakhs. The March The Millionaire champion, Vishal Bajaj, settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹1.78 Lakhs, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹2.23 Crores (₹40.81 Lakhs in net profits).
Tuesday’s Sixth Sense champion Akshay ‘powershell42’ Asawa outlasted a field of 158 entries in the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Classic to win ₹47,781. ‘lavesh786’ placed runner-up for ₹36,788. Asawa also placed eighth in PokerBaazi’s PLO Boost Monster for ₹4,677, touching ₹94.25 Lakhs in lifetime winnings (₹30.53 Lakhs in net profits).
PokerBaazi’s 8 PM flagship, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, blew the lid off its advertised guarantee as 307 entrants helped collect a smashing ₹23.03 Lakhs prize pool (over 50% more than its listed guarantee). The field whittled down to a three-way showdown between PokerGuru Ambassadors Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli, Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja, and Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved. Eventually, the former The Millionaire and two-time The Elite champion, Naresh Veeravalli, trumped his two teammates to win the title, bagging a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹5.09 Lakhs. The #4 ranked player of the year, Ashish Ahuja, placed runner-up for ₹3.57 Lakhs, with Kartik Ved rounding out the top three for ₹2.30 Lakhs.
Naresh Veeravalli now has ₹3.69 Crores in lifetime scores with ₹1.36 Crores in net profits.
Ashish Ahuja is the fourth player to cross the ₹1.50 Crore mark in annual winnings (₹1.51 Crores in annual earnings & over ₹63 Lakhs in net profits).
‘Rajjni007’ (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹71,190), Sandeep Singh ‘King19’ Kohli (Won Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹64,540), and Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹35,110) took down the other late-night marquees on PokerBaazi.
The MTT rush was visible in Adda52`s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather as well, with the Thursday night flagship recording 603 entries, collecting ₹30.16 Lakhs in the prize pool. The former Mega Suits champion Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia scored a thumping victory, netting ₹5.91 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury (runner-up for ₹5.30 Lakhs).
One of the top 10 ranked players of the year, Sagar Choudhury now has over ₹1.12 Crores in annual winnings, and his Thursday night haul has pushed him up two places to #8 in the 2021 leaderboard rankings. His lifetime tally stands tall at ₹5.91 Crores (₹1.03 Crores in net profits).
The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo logged in 337 runners, accumulating a guarantee-crushing ₹7.58 Crores prize pool. Ashish ‘lazyfish’ Kumar was the last player standing and won a personal-best ₹2.01 Lakhs, with the #8 ranked player on the 2021 TLB points standings Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma settling in second place for ₹1.16 Lakhs.
Ashish Kumar sits on ₹63.73 Lakhs in lifetime winnings (₹8.16 Lakhs in net profits).
The other Thursday winners were:
|Player||Prize Amount||Event||Poker Site|
|Rajjni007||₹71,190||6-Max Holdem Boost DST ₹1. 5 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Sandeep 'King19' Singh Kohli||₹64,540||Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|BigStack||₹57,757||Night Rider – DeepStack Turbo ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Akshay ‘powershell42’ Asawa||₹47,781||The Classic ₹2 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah||₹35,110||PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Amit 'ragingbull' Kaushik||₹30,621||Nighttide DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR||₹22,181||The Centurion 1.10 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|barath0||₹12,900||Hitman ₹30K GTD PLO||Khelo365|
|Abhi98||₹6,800||Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD||Khelo365|
Millionaire Series #8 High Roller ₹50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹27,500
Entries – 189
Re-entries – 65
Rebuys – 72
Prize Pool – ₹81,50,000
Places Paid – 31
The ₹50 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #8 High Roller was hands down the star attraction on Thursday. The ₹27,500 entry buy-in event took off at 9.30 PM and filled in 326 entries to collect a ginormous ₹81.50 Lakhs prize pool.
Booking his third seven-figure score this year, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh championed the High Roller, adding ₹17.24 Lakhs to his bankroll. Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal secured a runner-up payday worth ₹11.61 Lakhs.
The top-ranked player of the year, Laksh Pal Singh, has been in stupendous form in 2021. His online exploits have seen him scoring big wins almost every month without fail, starting with the career-best ₹51.81 Lakhs he won in the IOPC The Crown on February 1. Singh also shipped the ₹30 Lakhs GTD The Elite in March, and last month, he entered the elite “Millionaire`s Club” by capturing the ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire for ₹14.17 Lakhs.
Yesterday’s High Roller victory happens to be Laksh Pal Singh’s seventh flagship title of the year. In addition to the podium finish, he also ran deep in Adda52’s Godfather, placing 15th for ₹27,135. He is once again the reigning annual leaderboard topper with over ₹1.77 Crores in recorded earnings in 2021 and sits on ₹6.75 Crores in lifetime winnings.
Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi (3rd for ₹8.18 Lakhs), Mohit ‘monuguru’ Gupta (4th for ₹6.63 Lakhs), Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira (5th for ₹5.25 Lakhs), and Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (6th for ₹3.99 Lakhs) were the other notables who FT-ed the tourney.
Sumit ‘AAddicted’ Sapra bubbled the FT in seventh place for ₹2.90 Lakhs.
Final Table Results
Godfather ₹25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹5,500
Entries – 301
Re-entries – 302
Prize Pool – ₹30,15,008
Places Paid – 63
Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather registered an impressive 603 participants, and 63 among them got a piece of the generous ₹30.15 Lakhs prize pool.
The 8 PM tourney ended at 3:55 AM today, with the former Mega Suits winner Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia racing past the competition to collect ₹5.91 Lakhs. Online beast Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury placed second for ₹5.30 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal, moving up two places to #8 on the annual leaderboard.
The Godfather winner, Dhiraj Lakhotia, currently sits on ₹32.48 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Adda52.
Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (3rd for ₹2.74 Lakhs) and Aman ‘GiggsyBet’ Chauhan (6th for ₹1.06 Lakhs) also FT-ed the tourney.
Final Table Results
*denotes a heads-up deal
The Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi
Buy-in – ₹7,250
Entries – 146
Re-entries – 161
Prize Pool – ₹23,03,000
Places Paid – 36
PokerBaazi`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit generated a whopping ₹23.03 Lakhs prize pool through 307 entries.
The FT turned into a fight between the PokerGuru Ambassadors, and the top three payouts were all claimed by PokerGuru Staking members. Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli bested fellow stablemates Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja and Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved in three-handed play to collect a winner’s payday of ₹5.09 Lakhs. Ashish Ahuja took home ₹3.57 Lakhs for his runner-up finish, while Kartik Ved bagged ₹2.30 Lakhs for his third-place finish.
The Summit runner-up score has made Ashish Ahuja the fourth player to cross ₹1.50 Crores in winnings for the year (~₹62 Lakhs in annual profits).
PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (3rd for ₹2.30 Lakhs), Vaibhav ‘vane_shado’ Temani (4th for ₹1.70 Lakhs), Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal (5th for ₹1.28 Lakhs), and Kapil ‘Spady’ Arora (6th for ₹1.02 Lakhs) posted FT scores.
Final Table Results
Highroller ₹10 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India
Buy-in – ₹7,700
Entries – 97
Re-entries – 66
Prize Pool – ₹11,41,000
Places Paid – 20
PokerStars India`s Thursday special ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller accumulated a guarantee-busting ₹11.41 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 163 challengers.
After more than seven hours of non-stop action, the mystery user ‘NovaSky47’ navigated his way to the top and earned a paycheck of ₹2.30 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj placed runner-up, netting ₹1.78 Lakhs for the finish.
This was a breakout score for the anonymous champion who was almost ₹2.20 Lakhs down on the site and recovered most of it last night.
Bharat ‘MojoJojo2193’ Vasan (4th for ₹1.07 Lakhs), Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna (5th for ₹82,444), Young Gun Sanat ‘durrsanta’ Mehrotra (6th for ₹63,790), and Rishab ‘NoChan(3’ Malik (7th for ₹49,357) were the other known players who FT-ed the tourney.
Final Table Results
Monster Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹2,500
Entries – 198
Re-entries – 139
Prize Pool – ₹7,58,253
Places Paid – 34
Adda52`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo locked in 337 entries, creating a ₹7.58 Lakhs prize pool.
After a little over five hours of play, Ashish ‘lazyfish’ Kumar championed the event for ₹2.01 Lakhs, just as Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma came in second for ₹1.15 Lakhs.
Ashish Kumar now has ₹63.73 Lakhs in lifetime online winnings.
Parth ‘punit7690’ Aggarwal (3rd for ₹83,408), Rishab ‘rish1994’ Malik (5th for ₹43,599), Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (6th for ₹28,434), Faiz ‘theinternetkid’ Alam (7th for ₹22,748), and Bibhu ‘vibhuiit17’ Agarwal (9th for ₹15,165), earned final table payouts.
Final Table Results
Millionaire Series #7 ₹3 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹550
Entries – 537
Re-entries – 172
Rebuys – 434
Prize Pool – ₹5,71,500
Places Paid – 103
Starting at 7 PM, the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #7 registered 1,143 entries to make for a prize pool collection of ₹5.72 Lakhs. The top 103 finishers got paid, and it was Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC who claimed the title for ₹1.08 Lakhs, besting his heads-up rival Roshan ‘roshanthefish’ Gurbuxani (2nd for ₹66,237) to the finish line.
Sanket ‘DONKA’ Deshmukh (7th for ₹15,831) and Rohit ‘Kissmyjacks’ Uniyal (8th for ₹10,801) were the other known FT finishers in the event.
The Classic ₹2 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India
Buy-in – ₹1,650
Entries – 105
Re-entries – 53
Prize Pool – ₹2,37,000
Places Paid – 20
PokerStars India`s 9:30 PM tourney, the ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Classic, dragged in 158 participants, who each coughed up the ₹1,650 entry buy-in to generate a ₹2.37 Lakhs prize pool.
Tuesday`s Sixth Sense champion Akshay ‘powershell42’ Asawa raced past the competition to collect a winner`s payday worth ₹47,781 after defeating ‘lavesh786’ (runner-up for ₹36,788) in the heads-up play.
Shivam ‘brooskyradio1’ Shukla (3rd for ₹28,324), Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain (4th for ₹21,807), Shekhar ‘shekhar_singh’ Singh (6th for ₹12,927), Yash ‘Yash9694’ Jain (7th for ₹9,953), and Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta (8th for ₹7,663) also FT-ed the tourney!
Holdem Boost DST ₹1. 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi
Buy-in – ₹1,100
Entries – 194
Re-entries – 145
Prize Pool – ₹3,39,000
Places Paid – 45
With 339 runners (includes 194 unique and 145 re-entries), PokerBaazi`s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost had an action-packed run on Thursday. The ₹3.39 Lakhs gala prize pool was cherished by the top 45 finishers.
The user ‘Rajjni007’ topped the field to win ₹71,190, while Nishant ‘stockfull’ Pandey added ₹49,833 to their poker bankroll for placing second.
Amarjeet ‘ninjakar’ Singh (3rd for ₹32,036), Ashish ‘goodpoker68’ Garg (4th for ₹23,730), and Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069’ Bhardwaj (5th for ₹17,598) also FT-ed the tourney.
Warrior Arena ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal
Buy-in – ₹1,100
Entries – 76
Rebuys – 45
Prize Pool – ₹1,21,000
Places Paid – 20
The user ‘mrbkg’ shipped PokerDangal’s ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Warrior Arena for ₹26,620, with ‘Hero29’ placing runner-up for ₹19,965.
Hitman ₹30K GTD PLO – Khelo365
Buy-in – ₹550
Entries – 27
Re-entries – 21
Prize Pool – ₹30,000
Places Paid – 5
‘barath0’ was the last player standing in Khelo365`s ₹30K GTD PLO Hitman and collected a winner`s payday worth ₹12,900. ‘nishantdreams’ finished runner-up for ₹6,900.
Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD – Khelo365
Buy-in – ₹275
Entries – 58
Re-entries – 20
Prize Pool – ₹20,000
Places Paid – 8
The user ‘Abhi98’ championed Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 to win ₹6,800. ‘Padukon’ placed runner-up for ₹4,000.
This report was updated at 5:30 PM on 7.05.2021.
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