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Daily Majors: Rahul Kumar Champions IOPC #49 – Wednesday Prime For ₹10.42 Lakhs; Purohit, Singh, Saini & Shyamsundar Among the Other Standout Winners

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  • RUPAM THAKUR June 9, 2022
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It was another electrifying day of virtual action with Spartan Poker’s biggest-ever IOPC June 2022, PokerBaazi’s first-ever 1100 THC, and PokerStars India’s Summer Series dishing out massive prizes.

Rahul Kumar made the mid-week headlines as he crushed Spartan Poker’s 55 Lakhs GTD IOPC #49 – Wednesday Prime for a career-best 10.42 Lakhs, crossing 1 Crore in tracked online winnings. Madhab Pal collected a personal-best 6.37 Lakhs in second place.

Long-time poker pro Anant Purohit was another player who made an impressive Wednesday run, netting over 3.98 Lakhs. He won PokerBaazi’s THC#43 Deepstack for 2.32 Lakhs & finished runner-up in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #51 – All Rounder for 1.37 Lakhs.

The user ‘Himanshu0707’ (Won THC#45 (7-Max) Turbo for 1.35 Lakhs), Shubham Agarwal (Won THC#42 Monsterstack for 1.21 Lakhs) & Tanmay Benara (won THC#44 Megastack for 1.06 Lakhs) took down the other THC titles on Day 9 of the series.

PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek Singh shipped Adda52’s Maverick for the second time last night for 3.90 Lakhs, with his fellow PokerGuru Staking teammates Tarush Gupta (2nd for 2.21 Lakhs) and Arjanveer Singh Chadha (3rd for 1.54 Lakhs) rounding out the podium.

Prabhat Saini announced quite the comeback to the scene with an impressive victory run in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #50 – Wednesday Spotlight! The erstwhile circuit regular lapped up a career-best 3.36 Lakhs, posting his first title victory in almost 18 months. Mohit Goyal secured a runner-up payday worth 2.05 Lakhs.

The IPC Megastacks Kick-off winner Mahesh Shyamsundar went on a tear last night, winning two titles and 2.62 Lakhs in prize money. The more prominent of the two was the IOPC #51 – All Rounder that he took down for 2.17 Lakhs, becoming the fifth player to secure a seat in the 6 Lakhs GTD IOPC #128 – All Rounder SnG.

Gaurav Bhutra (Won IOPC #46 for ₹1.49 Lakhs), ‘abhighosh31‘ (Won IOPC #48 for ₹1.45 Lakhs) & Siddharth Gangwar (Won IOPC #47 for ₹1.36 Lakhs) won the other IOPC title on Day 7 of the series.

Haider Madraswala championed PokerBaazi’s The Pride for 2.43 Lakhs, bagging his third title this month.

Another online reg Akshat Sharma finally got the monkey off his back with a title victory in PokerStars India’s Summer Series-45 – Night on Stars for 2.03 Lakhs, ending a two-month-long title drought. The in-form Pradip Ghosh kept his heater going with a runner-up finish worth 1.50 Lakhs.

Swapnil Patil, Unnikrishnan Nair, Manish Jangid (two titles), Dhiraj Lakhotia, Akshit Madan, Nitin Kumar, Vikram Ved Batra, Bikshapathi Velishetti, Sreeharsha Boneni, Sharad Haridasan won the other Wednesday marquees.

Here are the Wednesday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The 13th edition of the IOPC had a cracking Wednesday lineup with eight events running, including the Day 1C flight of the Wanderer!

IOPC #49 – Wednesday Prime – 55 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 533

Re-entries – 206

Rebuys – 344

Prize Pool – 55,00,000

Places Paid – 103

Rahul ‘BubbleDropMusic’ Kumar couldn`t have asked for a better way to open his title tally for the year as he scored a thumping victory in Spartan Poker`s Wednesday headliner, 55 Lakhs GTD IOPC #49 – Wednesday Prime, netting a career-best 10.42 Lakhs and his second IOPC title. Madhab ‘madhabpal2017’ Pal raked in a personal-best 6.37 Lakhs in second place.

The former Sunday Superstack champion, Rahul Kumar, crossed 1 Crore in tracked online winnings after last night`s seven-figure haul. His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.06 Crores| Lifetime Profits: 17.07 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora fired up a personal-best 5.84 Lakhs across his Wednesday run (including two FT appearances). His Wednesday finishes include:

Anish Arora
Anish Arora

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #49 – Wednesday Prime for 10.42 Lakhs

> 4th in Adda52’s Maverick for 1.12 lakhs

> 32nd in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for 7,473

> 23rd in PokerBaazi’s THC#42 Monsterstack for 4,760

> 19th in PokerBaazi’s THC#44 Megastack for 4,320

Anish Arora`s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.31 Crores| Lifetime Profits: 30.95 Lakhs

The 5,500 buy-in Wednesday flagship registered 1,083 entrants, overlaying a marginal 85,000.

Rahul Kumar
Rahul Kumar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Rahul ‘BubbleDropMusic’ Kumar – 10,41,700
  2. Madhab ‘madhabpal2017’ Pal – 6,37,450
  3. Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora – 4,55,400
  4. punter302 – 3,44,850
  5. ScarletKnight – 2,74,450
  6. Kritagya ‘muckitfcukit’ Sharma – 2,10,650
  7. Ishaan ‘potripper16’ Bhatia – 1,52,350
  8. Kiran ‘Yuki2417’ Ainala – 1,03,950

 

IOPC #50 – Wednesday Spotlight – 17 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 563

Re-entries – 188

Rebuys – 436

Prize Pool – 17,80,500

Places Paid – 111

Prabhat ‘R5R5R5R5R5’ Saini hasn`t been very active in the poker circuit as he once was. Still, the erstwhile poker reg made quite the run on Spartan Poker last night, shipping the 17 Lakhs GTD IOPC #50 – Wednesday Spotlight for a career-best 3.36 Lakhs. Mohit ‘mogo’ Goyal secured a runner-up payday worth 2.05 Lakhs.

Last night`s win marked Prabhat Saini`s first recorded title victory in almost 18 months and also fetched him his first-ever IOPC title. His online stats (excluding Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: 13.96 Lakhs| Titles Won in 2022: #1

The 1,650 buy-in event drew a massive field of 1,187 participants, collecting over 17.80 Lakhs in the prize pool. The top 111 places got paid with a min-cash worth 4,451.

Prabhat Saini
Prabhat Saini

 

Final Table Results

  1. Prabhat ‘R5R5R5R5R5’ Saini – 3,36,336
  2. Mohit ‘mogo’ Goyal – 2,04,935
  3. GoldGrinding – 1,44,127
  4. sdb1401 – 1,09,679
  5. Sanju0101 – 86,888
  6. Ashish ‘X– factor’ Pareek – 65,700
  7. RaghSaiAyy – 47,183
  8. Manish ‘diamond101’ Ranjan – 32,227

 

IOPC #51 – All Rounder – 11 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 342

Re-entries – 113

Rebuys – 293

Total Prize Pool – 11,22,000

Places Paid – 63

The IPC Megastacks Kick-off winner Mahesh ‘mariokart’ Shyamsundar finally tasted success in the online avatar of the live tournament brand last night as he came out on top in Spartan Poker`s 11 Lakhs GTD IOPC #51 – All Rounder for 2.17 Lakhs, becoming the fifth player to book a seat in the 6 Lakhs GTD IOPC #128 – All Rounder SNG scheduled for June 19 at 9 PM.

It was a blockbuster Wednesday for Mahesh Shyamsundar, who earlier in the day won PokerStars India’s Summer Series-40 Afternoon on Stars for 28,296. He made another two ITM runs and bagged a stack on Day 1A of the THC Mini Main Event, ending the night with 2.62 Lakhs added to his tally. His Wednesday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #51 – All Rounder for 2.17 Lakhs

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Summer Series-40 – Afternoon on Stars for 28,296

> 10th in PokerStars India’s Summer Series-47 – Deepstack for 9,767

> 62nd in PokerBaazi’s THC#43 Deepstack for 4,200

> Made Day 2 in PokerBaazi’s THC Mini Main Event

Mahesh Shyamsundar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.64 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #6

Last night`s 15 Lakhs GTD THC#43 Deepstack champion Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit fell whiskers short of grabbing his tenth IOPC title in IOPC #51 – All Rounder, and raked in a runner-up payday worth 1.37 Lakhs. He made away with over 3.98 Lakhs in Wednesday winnings and a Day 2 stack in IOPC – Wanderer.

Anant Purohit’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.68 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.07 Crores | Annual Winnings: 77.31 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7

Mahesh Shyamsundar
Mahesh Shyamsundar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Mahesh ‘mariokart’ Shyamsundar – 2,17,107
  2. Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit – 1,36,884
  3. His Excellency – 98,175
  4. Harjeet2727 – 77,979
  5. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – 61,149
  6. Rahul ‘youagain’ Pruthi – 47,909
  7. Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma – 36,016
  8. I m d GOAT – 25,582

 

IOPC #46 – ₹8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 179

Re-entries – 52

Rebuys – 142

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 31

Gaurav ‘Mr. Bond007’ Bhutra overcame a 373-player field in the Spartan Poker`s ₹8 Lakhs GTD IOPC #46 en route to grabbing his first IOPC title and ₹1.49 Lakhs in prize money. He struck a heads-up with Amit ‘guru’ J (2nd for ₹1.34 Lakhs) before picking up his first title in almost two months.

The former The Ballers third-place finisher, Gaurav Bhutra, made another three ITM runs for a total take-home worth ₹1.62 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹53.28 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹63.15 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

The 3 PM event experienced an overlay shortfall of ₹54,000.

Gaurav Bhutra
Gaurav Bhutra

 

Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘Mr.Bond007’ Bhutra – 1,49,319*
  2. Amit ‘guru’ J – 1,33,801*
  3. Ashish ‘X—factor’ Pareek – 80,320
  4. Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish – 65,120
  5. Ajay ‘gabbarsingh’ Dhayal – 51,520
  6. sdb1401 – 39,120
  7. DEDEBHAI – 28,560
  8. Parag ‘Persie’ Shah – 20,880

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

IOPC #48 – ₹7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹770

Entries – 520

Re-entries – 112

Rebuys – 447

Prize Pool – ₹7,55,300

Places Paid – 87

The user ‘abhighosh31‘ traversed the 1,079-strong entry field in the ₹7 Lakhs GTD IOPC #48, winning the event for a site-best ₹1.45 Lakhs. ‘Ranjan123‘ finished runner-up for ₹90,032.

‘abhighosh31’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹1.45 Lakhs Site Profits: ₹89,399

Final Table Results

  1. abhighosh31 – 1,44,640
  2. Ranjan123 – 90,032
  3. Rahul4444s – 63,825
  4. Ajay ‘gabbarsingh’ Dhayal – 49,850
  5. Akshay ‘freddiemercury’ Gupta – 39,276
  6. Kapil ‘Pokerkingaadi99’ Chaudhary – 30,139
  7. SlugaBed – 22,133
  8. Amarjeet ‘Thodi Mariada Rakhiye’ Singh – 15,635

 

IOPC #47 – ₹7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 300

Re-entries – 64

Rebuys – 273

Prize Pool – ₹7,00,000

Places Paid – 47

The #7 ranked player of the year, Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar, outplayed the 672 other entrants in the ₹7 Lakhs GTD IOPC #47, netting ₹1.36 Lakhs for the win.

One of the most consistent winners at the ongoing IOPC, Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta came second for ₹86,660, collecting enough points to take over the #1 position in the ₹1 Crore GTD series’ leaderboard standings.

Mohit Mehta
Mohit Mehta

 

Last month`s SCS #79 – High – Main Event runner-up finisher, Siddharth Gangwar, cashed another three events for ₹1.51 Lakhs overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.04 Crores| Lifetime Profits: ₹1.15 Crores| Titles Won in 2022: #13 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.46 Crores | Ranked #7 in the 2022 Leaderboard Rankings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #4 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

The ₹1,100 buy-in event filled in ₹27,000 in overlays and made its Wednesday run from 4.30 PM to 11.44 PM.

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar – 1,36,430
  2. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – 86,660
  3. Kewepu ‘Dragon Kewe’ Tsuhah – 64,960
  4. Win2Win – 52,570
  5. BoomBoom01 – 41,440
  6. M@dguy007 – 31,640
  7. Manoj ‘cutymannu’ Sharma – 23,240
  8. anshu86 – 17,080

 

IOPC Wanderer – 40 Lakhs GTD – Day 1C

> Day 1C: Entries – 285 | Re-entries – 36 | Rebuys – 196 | Survivors – 46 | Chip Leader: ‘Ashoka1’ (305,196)

Combined: Entries – 1,061 | Re-entries – 117 | Rebuys – 629 | Survivors – 177 | Overall Chip Leader: ‘Ashoka1’ (305,196)

Unnikrishnan ‘swimminwdafishies’ Nair (Won IOPC #45 4 Lakhs GTD for 80,200), Akshit ‘alwaysgud’ Madan (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack 1.75 Lakhs GTD for 47,244), ‘Djoker11’ (Won Striker – 18K GTD for 5,244), and ‘UHAVESMALLPP‘ (Won 6 Cards – EPIC 12K GTD for 3,498) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

Unnikrishnan Nair
Unnikrishnan Nair

 

After seven days of non-stop action at the IOPC, the series’ leaderboard found a new topper. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta (7,388 points) finally dethroned Dinesh ‘$Lucky Guy$’ Pilkhwal (7,344 points) last night from the #1 position in the 1 Crore added IOPC leaderboard standings, ending his six-day reign. Ashish ‘X– factor’ Pareek (6,538 TLB points) has jumped to the #3 position.

IOPC June 2022 Leaderboard Standings After Day 7

RankPlayerPoints
1Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta7,388
2Dinesh '$Lucky Guy$' Singh7,344
3Ashish 'X--factor' Pareek6,538
4Vinay 'BeepBeepImaJeep' Rajpal6,432
5Bhanu 'MafiaGaming' Prakash KC6,177
6Anurag 'CultOfPersonality' Srivastava5,551
7Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha5,222
8Anuj 'tittooTauji' Yadav5,074
9Aditya 'Ben ke Rolle' Singh4,5607
10Varun 'buffalosoldier' Meena4,496

 

PokerBaazi

THC#43 Deepstack – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 758

Re-entries – 606

Prize Pool – 15,00,000

Places Paid – 221

Well-known pro Anant ‘Pro_Pro’ Purohit pulled out a smashing mid-week run, pocketing 3.98 Lakhs (overall) & his first title in over ten weeks! His best finish was his victory lap in PokerBaazi’s 15 Lakhs GTD THC#43 Deepstack for 2.32 Lakhs. Abhimanyu ‘AbhimanyuMittal’ Mittal finished runner-up for 1.62 Lakhs.

Anant Purohit’s Wednesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’sTHC#43 Deepstack for 2.32 Lakhs

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #51 – All Rounder for 1.37 Lakhs

> 52nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #49 – Wednesday Prime for 17,123

> 40th in Adda52’s Maverick for 6,000

> 51st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #50 – Wednesday Spotlight for 5,248

Anant Purohit’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.68 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.07 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7

Anant Purohit
Anant Purohit

 

Final Table Results

  1. Anant ‘Pro_Pro’ Purohit – 2,32,350
  2. Abhimanyu ‘AbhimanyuMittal’ Mittal – 1,62,150
  3. Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla – 1,12,800
  4. Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya – 78,450
  5. Ganesh ‘Ganesh24’ Durgade – 54,450
  6. Shubh ‘pokernoob91’ Jain – 37,950
  7. JaiKiran ‘testify Kumar – 26,400
  8. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – 18,450

 

The Pride – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,850

Entries – 161

Re-entries – 153

Prize Pool – 10,99,000

Places Paid – 36

June has been a breakout month for Haider ‘Haider’ Madraswala, who picked up his third title of the summer last night in PokerBaazi’s 10 Lakhs GTD The Pride for 2.43 Lakhs.

Chasing his third THC title, Haider Madraswala cashed two THC marquees, netting 2.60 Lakhs (overall). His Wednesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s The Pride for 2,42,769

> 8th in PokerBaazi’s THC#44 Megastack for 9,600

> 13th in PokerBaazi’s THC#45 (7-Max) Turbo for 7,200

Haider Madraswala`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.41 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 73.95 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Haider Madraswala
Haider Madraswala

 

Final Table Results

  1. Haider ‘Haider’ Madraswala – 2,42,769
  2. Sundar1410 – 1,70,345
  3. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – 1,09,570
  4. Neelakantan ‘difsripp007’ Murali – 81,106
  5. borntrouble – 60,885
  6. Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora – 48,686
  7. Subhayan ‘arjun100’ Das – 40,443
  8. Ratul ‘luna’ Steves – 32,421

 

THC#45 (7-Max) Turbo – 8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 455

Re-entries – 330

Prize Pool – 8,00,000

Places Paid – 131

PokerBaazi`s 10 PM offering, the 8 Lakhs GTD THC#45 (7-Max) Turbo, clocked in 785 entries, overlaying 15,000. The user ‘Himanshu0707’ outlasted them all to win the title for 1.35 Lakhs. Leaderboard crusher Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal finished runner-up for 94,000.

‘Himanshu0707’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 6.44 Lakhs | Title Wins: #3 | Final Table Finishes: #16

Vinay Rajpal
Vinay Rajpal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Himanshu0707 – 1,34,960
  2. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – 94,000
  3. Ankit ‘ankit9300’ Mathani – 65,520
  4. hellbaron – 45,600
  5. Piyush ‘anCap’ Ravi – 31,840
  6. Vinay ‘keechad’ Verma – 22,240
  7. Suraj ‘MR8BEAST’ N Yadav – 15,440

 

THC#42 Monsterstack – 7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100