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Daily Majors: Priyank Kothari, Shravan Chhabria, Umang Kakarania, Sanish Chhabra & Armaan Kochhar Seize the Top Paydays on Thursday

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  • Namita Ghosh March 5, 2021
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The online MTT action has picked up considerably as we move closer to the weekend. Like Wednesday, most of the Thursday marquees overshot their listed guarantees.

Priyank Kothari was the day`s biggest winner. He championed the ₹30 Lakhs GTD ATOC Thursday to win the ATOC trophy and a ₹6.29 Lakhs cash prize after striking a heads-up deal with Umang Kakarania.

Shravan Chhabria, Sanish Chhabra, and Armaan Kochhar featured among the day`s other top scorers.

Here`s a complete recap of the Thursday action!

 

Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker`s featured tourney of the day, the ₹16 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday, brought 541 runners to the virtual felts. The final 47 finishers earned a share of the ₹18.93 Lakhs prize pool, and walking away with the lion`s share of the prize money was circuit reg Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra. The 2020 INCOOP Main Event champion netted ₹3.20 Lakhs for the win after striking a heads-up deal with Hitesh ‘hitesh bhai’ Batra (runner-up for ₹2.83 Lakhs). The Summit champion, Shravan ’D.Trump04’ Chhabria, placed third for ₹1.75 Lakhs.

Sanish Chhabra
Sanish Chhabra

 

The ₹7 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack had 435 hopefuls signing up for ₹2,200. The event comfortably rode past its listed guarantee to collect ₹8.70 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Deepak ‘Checktrap6G. Jain came out on top to win ₹1.74 Lakhs, pipping Rohit ‘ShippingYard’ Mishra (runner-up for ₹1.15 Lakhs) heads-up to win the title.

Runner-up Rohit Mishra
Runner-up Rohit Mishra

 

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller registered a guarantee-smashing 145 entries. Starting at 7.30 PM, it took almost seven hours to play down to a champion. Taking down the title was the newly minted “Star of the Month”- February Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar, who won the lion`s share of the ₹10.15 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹2.11 Lakhs.

Arman Kochhar
Arman Kochhar

 

Kochhar fired three bullets in the event and defeated another well-known name, Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni (runner-up for ₹1.59 Lakhs) heads-up to win the title. Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta secured the third-place finish for ₹1.20 Lakhs.

Runner-up Kunal Patni
Runner-up Kunal Patni

 

Kochhar`s lifetime tally has crossed ₹3.96 Crores after last night`s score, and looking at how he is going, he should be hitting the ₹4 Crore-mark any day now.

The top 23 finishers in the Highroller earned a payday while also collecting TLB points towards the “Star of the Month” – March Week #2 leaderboard race. For more details and the latest leaderboard standings, visit the promotions page.

Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria was the last player standing in the ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Classic. The starting field of 130 entries played down to a four-way deal, with Kataria winning the title for ₹30,427. ‘Vishal2898’ (runner-up for ₹34,133), Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer (3rd for ₹37,179), and ‘SirRampagealot’ (4th for ₹32,473) were the other beneficiaries of the deal. Kataria currently boasts of ₹92.12 Lakhs in lifetime earnings.

Himanshu Kataria
Himanshu Kataria

 

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi`s Thursday flagship, the ₹15 Lakh GTD The Summit, brought in 209 entries that helped collect a generous ₹15.68 Lakhs in the prize pool. Overcoming the reg-laden field was the MTT veteran (and former Young Gun) Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria. He pocketed ₹3.78 Lakhs for the win, with Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh taking second-place for ₹2.65 Lakhs.

Shravan Chhabria
Shravan Chhabria

 

Chhabria was the second biggest winner of the day and supplemented his The Summit score with a third-place finish in Spartan Poker’s ₹16 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday for ₹1.75 Lakhs, cashing ₹5.54 Lakhs overall.

The 9 PM special ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost registered 201 entries, just about meeting its 200-player guarantee. Wednesday’s Big Bubble Rush champion, Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna, extending his winning form, clinched the title for ₹48,542. ‘vr055’ placed runner-up for ₹34,029.

Harsh Bubna
Harsh Bubna

 

 

Adda52

Adda52’s ATOC series is fast approaching the finish line. The ₹2 Crores GTD ATOC Main Event played out its fourth starting flight on Thursday. Day 1D registered 208 entries, and 27 runners made the cut for Day 2. Veteran pro Raman ‘thuscame’ Gujral (337,103) bagged the end-of-the-day chip lead, with former Young Gun Kavish Narcos’ Kukreja (284,260) and PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves (213,021) carrying forward the next top stacks of the day.

Raman Gujral
Raman Gujral

 

The ATOC Main Event has filled in 623 entries so far, with five more flights to go before Day 2 on Sunday. The tourney needs 2,000 entries to break-even on its tall ₹2 Crores prize pool guarantee.

The ATOC trophy event of the day, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD ATOC Thursday Feature, clocked in 532 entries, filling in ₹3.40 Lakhs in overlays. Sunday’s BSS MegaStack champion Priyank Piko1432’ Kothari championed the tourney, winning his 11th title of the year. He banked ₹6.29 Lakhs for the win after striking a heads-up deal with Umang Umang94’ Kakarania (runner-up for ₹5.10 Lakhs).

Priyank Kothari
Priyank Kothari

 

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD ATOC Titus PKO winner, Abhijeet 2abhisingh’ Kumar, pulled out a stunning performance last night, cashing ₹1.77 Lakhs through the day!

Abhijeet Kumar
Abhijeet Kumar

 

The other notable Thursday winners:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Harsh 'harsh1327' Bubna₹48,5426-Max Holdem Boost ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
silentkid₹43,910Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Sanjay 'sanjayg007' Gupta
₹36,730Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
Himanshu 'himkat@stars' Kataria₹30,427The Classic ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
nishaarya₹28,800Warrior Arena – Bounty ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Fallure₹12,900Hitman ₹30K GTD PLOKhelo365
KING365₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

ATOC Main Event 2 Crores GTD Day 1D – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 148

Re-entries – 60

Survivors – 27

The ₹2 Crores GTD ATOC Main Event completed its fourth starting flight on Thursday. Day 1D dragged in 208 entries, and after the stipulated 29 ten-minute levels of play, 27 survivors carried a stack to Day 2.

Leading the group of Day 1D survivors was Raman ‘thuscame’ Gujral (337,103), with former Young Gun Kavish ‘narcoss’ Kukreja (284,260) and PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves (213,021) capping the top-three stacks of the day.

The ATOC Main Event has recorded 623 entries (Day 1A – 74, Day 1B – 192, Day 1C – 149, and Day 1D – 208) so far, with five more flights to go before all the qualifying stacks converge for Day 2 on Sunday.

Guruprasad ‘guruprasad_gupta’ Gupta (197,549), Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh (174,362), Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (150,464), Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury (140,891), Rishab ‘Rish1994’ Malik (120,993), and Sriharsha ‘Ivey2’ Doddapaneni (109,501) were some prominent names on the Day 1D top-10 chip counts list.

2nd in Chips Kavish Kukreja
2nd in Chips Kavish Kukreja

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1D

  1. Raman ‘thuscame’ Gujral – 337,103
  2. Kavish ‘narcoss’ Kukreja – 284,260
  3. Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves – 213,021
  4. Guruprasad ‘guruprasad_gupta’ Gupta – 197,549
  5. Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh – 174,362
  6. ctf – 151,962
  7. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – 150,464
  8. Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury – 140,891
  9. Rishab ‘Rish1994’ Malik – 120,993
  10. Sriharsha ‘Ivey2’ Doddapaneni – 109,501

 

ATOC Thursday Feature 30 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 266

Re-entries – 266

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 55

The ATOC trophy tourney of the day, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD ATOC Thursday Feature, couldn`t break the overlay trend. The event registered 532 entries, filling in ₹3.40 Lakhs in overlays.

Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari was the last player standing and recorded his best finish yet on the site worth ₹6.29 Lakhs. He struck a heads-up deal with Umang ‘umang94’ Kakarania (runner-up for ₹5.11 Lakhs).

Kothari`s lifetime tally has crossed ₹2.87 Crores after last night`s win.

Sanchit ‘TheRedWaste’ Pande (3rd for ₹2.85 Lakhs), IOPC – The Crown runner-up Avijit ‘avijitjazz93’ Jaiswal (4th for ₹2.25 Lakhs), Abhijeet ‘2abhisingh’ Kumar (6th for ₹1.05 Lakhs), Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava (7th for ₹75,000) and Chirag ‘cs56’ Sodha (8th for ₹60,000) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Umang Kakarania
Runner-up Umang Kakarania

 

Final Table Results

  1. Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari – ₹6,29,079*
  2. Umang ‘umang94’ Kakarania – ₹5,10,921*
  3. Sanchit ‘TheRedWaste’ Pande – ₹2,85,000
  4. Avijit ‘avijitjazz93’ Jaiswal – ₹2,25,000
  5. debapriya_12345 – ₹1,50,000
  6. Abhijeet ‘2abhisingh’ Kumar – ₹1,05,000
  7. Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava – ₹75,000
  8. Chirag ‘cs56’ Sodha – ₹60,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Trending Thursday 16 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 260

Re-entries – 82

Re-buys – 199

Prize Pool – ₹18,93,500

Places Paid – 47

Spartan Poker Thursday primetime tourney, the ₹16 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday, logged in 541 entries, collecting a smashing ₹18.93 Lakhs prize pool.

The 8 PM tourney culminated at 4:22 AM, with the former INCOOP Main Event champion Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra walking away with the title and a ₹3.20 Lakhs payday. Chabbra struck a heads-up deal in the tourney with Hitesh ‘hitesh bhai’ Batra, who cashed for ₹2.83 Lakhs.

The FT was replete with top regs like The Summit champion Shravan ’D.Trump04’ Chhabria (3rd for ₹1.75 Lakhs), Faiz ‘MidStakeGrinder’ Alam (4th for ₹1.42 Lakhs), Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira (5th for ₹1.12 Lakhs), Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik (6th for ₹85,586), and Amar ‘Laughing Buddha’ Mehta (7th for ₹62,864).

Runner-up Hitesh Batra
Runner-up Hitesh Batra

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – ₹3,20,927*
  2. Hitesh ‘hitesh bhai’ Batra – ₹2,82,531*
  3. Shravan ’D.Trump04’ Chhabria – ₹1,75,716
  4. Faiz ‘MidStakeGrinder’ Alam – ₹1,42,202
  5. Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira – ₹1,12,095
  6. Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik – ₹85,586
  7. Amar ‘Laughing Buddha’ Mehta – ₹62,864
  8. Pokerispain – ₹46,201

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

The Summit 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries- 123

Re-entries – 86

Prize Pool – ₹15,68,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerBaazi only yesterday launched its most-massive cash game promotion ever. Still, tournament players had the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit to keep them busy. The Thursday flagship obliterated its advertised guarantee as 209 hopefuls signed up to play, collecting ₹15.68 Lakhs in the prize pool.

The virtual battle waged on for seven and half hours before veteran pro Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria came out on top to win the title and the ₹3.79 Lakhs first-place cash prize. Online reg Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh came in second for ₹2.65 Lakhs.

Chhabria also posted a third-place finish in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹1.76 Lakhs in last night, working up ₹5.54 Lakhs in cumulative earnings.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot (3rd for ₹1.71 Lakhs), Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla (4th for ₹1.26 Lakhs), Monday’s The Big Show winner Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru (5th for ₹94,834), and Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal (6th for ₹75,867) cashed from the final table.

Final Table Results

  1. Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria – ₹3,78,551
  2. Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh – ₹2,65,378
  3. Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot – ₹1,70,544
  4. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla – ₹1,26,341
  5. Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru – ₹94,834
  6. Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal – ₹75,867
  7. pokerstudent – ₹63,014

 

Highroller 10 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 85

Re-entries – 60

Prize Pool – ₹10,15,000

Places Paid – 23

PokerStars India’s Thursday marquee, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller, ran from 7:30 PM to 2:15 AM. A starting field of 145 entries ensured a guarantee-smashing ₹10.15 Lakhs in the prize pool kitty.

The PokerStars India “Star of the Month” – February, Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar, clinched the title and top prize of ₹2.11 Lakhs, after defeating seasoned pro Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni (runner-up for ₹1.59 Lakhs) in the heads-up finale. Kochhar, who had finished runner-up in Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire on February 21, has accumulated ₹3.96 Crores in online winnings and is within touching distance of entering the 4 Crore-Club.”

The other notables who cashed on the final table included Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta (3rd for ₹1.20 Lakhs), Himanshu ‘LetsFkinGo’ Sachdeva (4th for ₹90,81), and Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar (6th for ₹51,694).

Final Table Results

  1. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar – ₹2,11,454
  2. Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni – ₹1,59,537
  3. Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta – ₹1,20,367
  4. Himanshu ‘LetsFkinGo’ Sachdeva – ₹90,814
  5. The Annihilator – ₹68,517
  6. Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar – ₹51,694
  7. muttonmm – ₹39,002
  8. RAV1619 – ₹29,426
  9. flipper595 – ₹25,034

 

Monster Stack 7 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 234

Re-entries – 77

Re-buys – 124

Prize Pool – ₹8,70,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker`s 9:30 PM marquee, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack, collected a prize pool kitty of ₹8.70 Lakhs on the back of 435 entrants and paid out 39 places.

Racing past the competition was Deepak ‘Checktrap6’ G Jain, who cashed for ₹1.74 Lakhs, with Rohit ‘ShippingYard’ Mishra placing runner-up for ₹1.15 Lakhs.

Chandan ‘Meme lover’ Arora (4th for ₹68,469), Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar (5th for ₹53,679), and Rishab ‘lolthisguy’ Verma (6th for ₹40,629) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Deepak ‘Checktrap6’ G Jain – ₹1,74,435
  2. Rohit ‘ShippingYard’ Mishra – ₹1,15,971
  3. saumiansh – ₹83,165
  4. Chandan ‘Meme lover’ Arora – ₹68,469
  5. Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar – ₹53,679
  6. Rishab ‘lolthisguy’ Verma – ₹40,629
  7. Martinian – ₹29,841
  8. TejuHel – ₹21,924

 

The Classic 2 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 85

Re-entries – 45

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 14

Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria outlasted the 130-entry field in PokerStars India’s ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Classic to win ₹30,427.

The tourney played down to a four-way deal, with ‘Vishal2898’ (runner-up for ₹34,133), Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer (3rd for ₹37,179), and ‘SirRampagealot’ (4th for ₹32,473) banking the other top prizes.

Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil (6th for ₹11,641) and Tanay ‘tanayp’ Parekh (9th for ₹4,909) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria – ₹30,427*
  2. Vishal2898 – ₹34,133*
  3. Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer – ₹37,179*
  4. SirRampagealot – ₹32,473*
  5. vjTILTing – ₹15,524
  6. Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil – ₹11,641
  7. hulk01234 – ₹8,730
  8. mink147 – ₹6,546
  9. Tanay ‘tanayp’ Parekh – ₹4,909

*denotes four-way deal

 

6-Max Holdem Boost 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries- 124

Re-entries – 77

Prize Pool – ₹2,01,000

Places Paid – 24

PokerBaazi`s 9 PM attraction, the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost was taken down by Wednesday’s Big Bubble Rush winner Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna, who collected ₹48,542 for the victory. ‘vr055’ placed runner-up for ₹34,029.

PokerBaazi regular Harrish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary placed fourth for ₹16,201.

Final Table Results

  1. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – ₹48,542
  2. vr055 – ₹34,029
  3. Pkiller28 – ₹21,869
  4. Harrish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary – ₹16,201
  5. bharatagarwal88 – ₹12,161
  6. Surya12 – ₹9,728

 

Warrior Arena – Bounty 1.2 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 79

Re-entries – 32

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 17

‘nishaarya’ shipped PokerDangal’s ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Warrior Arena – Bounty, topping a field of 111 entrants to win ₹28,800. ‘pavbhaji’ finished runner-up for ₹20,400.

Rishi ‘randomguy’ Gupta (5th for ₹8,400) and Arpan Novus Majhi (6th for ₹6,000) also FT-ed the event.

 

Hitman 30K GTD PLO Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 23

Re-entries – 23

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 5

‘Fallure’ shipped Khelo365`s ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO for ₹12,900, beating site regular Chancetaker (runner-up for ₹6,900) heads-up.

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 40

Re-entries – 29

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

‘KING365’ topped the 69-entry field in Khelo365’s daily-running ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 to win ₹7,200.

 

This report was updated at 5 PM on 5.03.2021.

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