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Daily Majors: Punya Behera, Ashish Munot, Kartik Ved, Dhinesh Kumar & Ashish Ahuja Score BIG in the Friday MTTs

Punya Behra, Ashish Munot, Kartik Ved, Dhinesh Kumar & Ashish Ahuja
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  • Arpit Jain December 4, 2021
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The MTT action went full throttle on Friday, with the regs dominating the flagships!

Making the most money last night was NIT Raipur alumni Punya Behera, who took down Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹5.63 Lakhs. He chopped the title heads-up with ‘iamraman’ (2nd for ₹4.77 Lakhs). Behera cashed another three events, adding over ₹6.86 Lakhs in Friday earnings.

The mystery user ‘void191’ took down Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹5.31 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassadors out and out dominated PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller with three players from the team chopping the event. The former Millionaire X5 champion Ashish Munot won the title and ₹2.86 Lakhs, with Kartik Ved (2nd for ₹2.82 Lakhs) and Ashish Ahuja (3rd for ₹2.21 Lakhs) collecting comparable payouts.

Anurag Rawat came out on top in PokerStars India’s Super Highroller to win ₹2.66 Lakhs. The three-time The Millionaire winning Young Gun, Anuj Yadav, missed out on winning his fourth title this week and placed runner-up for ₹2.05 Lakhs.

Dhinesh Kumar lapped up over ₹2.82 Lakhs across two top finishes. He took down Friday Bounty on Adda52 for ₹1.24 Lakhs, with ‘harshsingh006a’ finishing second for ₹76,489. Kumar also placed third in Super Highroller for ₹1.57 Lakhs.

Mayank Maruka, Prince Singh, Amit Malhotra, and Lavesh Meena were the other prominent winners!

Here are the Friday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker`s Friday primetime extravaganza, ₹25 Lakhs GTD The Elite, was the biggest guaranteed event of the day, and the turnout didn`t disappoint! The ₹11,000 buy-in event clocked in 294 hopefuls, making for a guarantee-smashing ₹29.40 Lakhs prize pool. Thursday`s Monster Turbo 5L winner Punya ‘madhumangal’ Behera kept his winning streak running as he shipped The Elite for a ₹5.63 Lakhs payday and chopped the title heads-up with ‘iamraman’ (2nd for ₹4.77 Lakhs).

Punya Behera
Punya Behera


After counting another two ITM finishes, the NIT Raipur alumni, Punya Behera, added over ₹6.86 Lakhs yesterday.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s The Elite for ₹5.63 Lakhs

> 5th in PokerBaazi`s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹91,790

> 12th in Adda52`s The Ballers for ₹31,133

Punya Behra’s online stats: Lifetime Earnings: ₹1.24 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹53.52 Lakhs

The site`s Friday value offering, the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD Futuristic, is always a crowd-puller and its latest outing saw the same rush. The ₹880 buy-in event logged in a 1,091-entry field, generating a ₹8.72 Lakhs prize pool. Mayank ‘barrelbrat’ Maruka was the last player standing and won ₹1.57 Lakhs. ‘The Professor 012’ came second for ₹1.12 Lakhs).

Mayank Maruka
Mayank Maruka


The site brought back the ₹5 Lakhs GTD The Punch yesterday, and the event played out its first two starting flights. The Punch has four flights still to run – two today and two tomorrow.

> Day 1A: Total Entries – (rebuys info awaited from Spartan Poker) | Total Survivors – 11 | Chip Leader – ‘Jerome’ (318,158)

> Day 1B: Total Entries – 111 | Total Survivors – 8 | Chip Leader – Nitin ‘Ladone’ Tomar (253,772)

‘Carryminati_1’ (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹58,122), and ‘NanuPOW’ (Won Night Rider – Deepstack ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹51,211) won the other Friday marquees on Spartan Poker.



PokerBaazi’s Friday showstopper, The Weekly Highroller, witnessed explosive FT action. The ₹11,000 buy-in event drew 137 runners, generating a guarantee-smashing ₹13.70 Lakhs prize pool. Incidentally, the event played down to three PokerGuru Ambassadors – and the trio took 30 minutes deciding but agreed to chop the payouts three-way. The former Millionaire X5 champion Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot was named the winner and bagged ₹2.86 Lakhs. Another former Millionaire champion Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (2nd for ₹2.82 Lakhs) and Ashish ‘rock3705’ Ahuja (3rd for ₹2.21 Lakhs) banked the other top payouts.

Ashish Munot
Ashish Munot


Ashish Munot posted a deep run in The Elite as well, collectively earning ₹3.63 Lakhs.

His top finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s The Weekly Highroller for ₹2.86 Lakhs

> 8th in Spartan Poker`s The Elite for ₹76,734

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD Daily SPRINT also ran past its listed guarantee, collecting a ₹4.54 Lakhs prize pool on the back of a 227-entry field. Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh walked away as the champion and won ₹91,010 after striking a heads-up deal with the IOPC – The Millionaire champion Anurag ‘13anurag’ Srivastava (2nd for ₹90,780).

Prince Singh
Prince Singh


Prince Singh went on a scorching run on PokerBaazi yesterday as he cashed another three events, earning over ₹1.03 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.46 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹40.98 Lakhs

PokerBaazi’s 10 Mein 10 Lakhpati” is just a day away from the Week 3 Finale. The week-long event has logged in 11,479 entries across the 10 qualifiers held so far, and the last two qualifiers take place today.

Here are the details of the two Friday qualifiers.

> Qualifier 9: Total Entries – 875 | Total Survivors – 16 | Chip Leader – ‘mintfish’ (911,000)

> Qualifier 10: Total Entries – 1,036 | Total Survivors – 20| Chip Leader – ‘Instamuck’ (725,000)

‘KingOfAllSpades’ (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹57,413), Amit ‘Aryan15’ Malhotra (Won Daily Night Sprint ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹52,158), Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (Won Daily Afternoon Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹37,206), ‘dhwkarnil’ (Won PLO Boost ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹36,180) and ‘Toughman13’ (Won Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹31,838) shipped the other Friday marquees on PokerBaazi.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Super Highroller registered a star-studded field of 98 contenders to collect a guarantee-surpassing ₹11.14 Lakhs in the prize pool. After over six hours of non-stop action, Anurag ‘Krifard’ Rawat (opted-out from PokerStars India tracking) ran past the competition to win ₹2.66 Lakhs. The three-time The Millionaire winning poker phenom, Young Gun Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav, came second for ₹2.05 Lakhs.

Runner-Up Anuj Yadav
Runner-Up Anuj Yadav


Anuj Yadav’s online stats (PokerStars India & Spartan Poker): Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.19 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.57 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.24 Crores

The second Friday marquee, the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini, logged in a 200-entry field to collect a guarantee-crushing ₹2.50 Lakhs prize pool. PokerStars India user ‘BuddhaStation’ championed the event for ₹42,644 (includes ₹21,016 in bounties) defeating ‘cowboysinplay’ (2nd for ₹36,941) (includes ₹15,312 in bounties) in heads-up play.

‘rkrohan@&’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹23,598), ‘akvs23’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹21,991), ‘flight922’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹10,253), and ‘aman_1782’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹9,393) won the other Friday marquees on PokerStars India.



Adda52’s 20 Lakhs GTD The Ballers brought in 303 participants, posting a ₹20.75 Lakhs prize pool. The mystery user ‘void191’ took a little over eight hours to take down the title for ₹5.31 Lakhs. ‘4AcesClub’ placed second for ₹3.16 Lakhs.

‘void191’ also finished runner-up in the Bounty Adda for ₹9,737, raking in ₹5.47 Lakhs in Friday winnings. They now have ₹29.91 Lakhs in MTT winnings on Adda52 and ₹9.83 Lakhs in site-profits.

The former Full House winner Dhinesh ‘dinzy009’ Kumar outlasted the 182-entry field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Friday Bounty and won ₹1.24 Lakhs (includes ₹12,441 in bounties). ‘harshsingh006a’ finished runner-up for ₹76,489 (includes ₹9,289 in bounties).

Dhinesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar


Dhinesh Kumar also placed third in PokerStars India`s Super Highroller for ₹1.57 Lakhs, raking in a cumulative ₹2.82 Lakhs! His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.72 Crores| Lifetime Profit: ₹1.53 Crores | Titles Won in 2021: #14

Lavesh ‘lavesh7’ Meena (Won Dinner PLO Adda for ₹24,341), ‘pokersage’ (Won Bounty Adda for ₹16,626), Ajit ‘Oshuri’ Kumar Mandal (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹12,259), ‘KKR12345’ (Won Classic 200 ₹20K GTD for ₹5,800), and ‘Dara72’ (Won Power Up for ₹3,178) shipped the other Friday marquees on Adda52.


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