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Daily Majors: Rajat Mahajan Champions APT Online India Main Event For ₹34.06 Lakhs; Vivekk Dube Wins Player of the Series Title

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  • RUPAM THAKUR January 27, 2021
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As always, the Tuesday flagships outdid the Monday turnouts. And matching the Millionaire Legends fervor from the day before was the APT Online Series India Main Event last night. Rajat Mahajan was named the first-ever APT Online India Main Event champion and won a career-best 34.06 Lakhs and the APT Trophy and Ring Set.

Tuesday marked the close of the inaugural APT Online series, with Vivekk Dube winning the APT Player of the Series (POS) title. Along with the 5.50 Lakhs cash prize, Dube collected the APT POS Trophy, an APT POS Ring, and a luxury watch!

PokerGuru Ambassadors won two tourneys on Tuesday, with Arjanveer Singh Chadha and Mithun Mahesh adding to the team`s tally!

Here are the Tuesday highlights.

Spartan Poker

The IOPC January series’s magnum opus, the 3.5 Crores GTD IOPC – The Crown, played out its second starting flight on Tuesday. The 11,000 entry buy-in tourney logged in 375 entries, increasing the total entry count to 825. Seventy-one players made it across to Day 2, and PokerGuru Ambassadors had a field day with as many as five of them bagging above-average chips. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved walked away as the end of day chip leader with 218,456 in chips. Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall (181,974), Ashutosh ‘SpewMonkey’ Balodhi (178,548), Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (139,640), and Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (135,224) were the other PokerGuru Staking players advancing to Day 2.

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved


Six champions were crowded at the IOPC January edition on Tuesday. The most prominent of them, the 35 Lakhs GTD IOPC#84 Mega Stack, registered 1,074 entries, overlaying 2.78 Lakhs. Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj outlasted the competition to win his second-ever IOPC title, collecting a hefty 6.68 Lakhs cash prize. Bajaj had previously won the IOPC#39 Destiny Edition on January 19. Mayank ‘maglumagic27’ Gupta finished runner-up for 4.12 Lakhs.

Runner-up Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj


Bajaj scored a smashing double victory last night as he also shipped the Tuesday flagship on Adda52, The Mint, for 3.72 Lakhs. With 10.40 Lakhs in total winnings for the day, Bajaj sent his online scorecard soaring to 3.3 Crores.

Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer topped the 766-entry field in the 13 Lakhs GTD IOPC#85 to win 2.50 Lakhs. Sandeep ‘SandeeSingh’ Singh placed second for 1.58 Lakhs.

Runner-up Abhishek Chhajer
Abhishek Chhajer


The 10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#86 – Destiny was taken down by Mayank ‘$Magician$’ Makhija, who bested Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (runner-up for 1.42 Lakhs) heads-up to collect his second IOPC title and a 2.11 Lakhs payday.

Mayank Makhija
Mayank Makhija


The afternoon special 6.25 Lakhs GTD IOPC#82 had Unnikrishnan ‘parzival74’ Nair topping a 299-entry field to win 1.27 Lakhs. Amit ‘guru’ J settled for a runner-up finish worth 1.04 Lakhs.

Runner-up Amit J
Runner-up Amit J


Anand ‘OrnageZuce’ Babu Pallikona (IOPC#83 Deepstack Boost 4.5 Lakhs GTD for 1.09 Lakhs) and Akshay ‘cometodaddy’ Singh (IOPC#84 4.75 Lakhs GTD for 92,150) took down the other IOPC titles on Tuesday.

Anand Babu Pallikona
Anand Babu Pallikona


A quick look at the 1 Crore GTD IOPC leaderboard standings and Kunal ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ Patni continues to hold on to the #1 position with 9,735 points. Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (9,324 points) and PokerGuru Ambassador Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhal (8,736 points) are his closest competitors.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni


IOPC Leaderboard Standings After Day 13

1stKunal 'NutsTodayBluffTomo' Patni9,735
2ndBhanu 'spectre' Prakas KC9,324
3rdParikshit 'zapdos1311' Dhal8,736
4thPrakash 'Robin Van Charsi' Gupta8,579
5thAnkur 'showstopper89' Aryan8,344
6thSanat 'avneed' Mehrotra7,663
7thPriyank 'Piko' Kothari7,640
8thGadadhar 'Roohdaar' Behera7,614
9thShardul 'Faucet Failure' Parthasarathi6,994
10thDevvrat 'deranzzdd' Arya6,942


PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s 5 Lakhs GTD Sixth Sense gathered 223 entrants, and the top 41 places benefitted from the 54,000 overlay shortfall. PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘ThePokeRajaIN’ Mahesh shipped the tourney, collecting 92,186 after defeating Ayan ‘interalia_1’ Ray (runner-up for 66,829) in heads-up play. This happens to be Mahesh’s third final table finish this week and his second title victory.

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh


The daily running Bigstack Turbo tourney returned to the site with a reduced 75K guarantee last night. A turnout of 53 entrants resulted in a significant 37,900 overlay. After almost three hours of play, the anonymous user ‘CS2Poker’ championed the tourney to win 18,228 following a heads-up deal with Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta (runner-up for 19,051).

Runner-up Akshay Gupta
Runner-up Akshay Gupta


The₹2 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini was championed by TLB crusher Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar, who raked in ₹44,377!

Neeraj Kumar


All ITM finishers in the Sixth Sense and Bigstack Turbo collected TLB points for Week #1 of the “Star of the Month” – February leaderboard race. For more details and the latest leaderboard standings, visit the promotions page.



The biggest guaranteed tourney running at Adda52 was the 15 Lakhs GTD The Mint. The Tuesday extravaganza brought in 419 entries, booking an overlay shortfall of 33,500. It took a little over seven hours of play for the IOPC #84 – Mega Stack champion Vinayak ‘bhai_on_mary_jane’ Bajaj to power his way through the competition to win 3.74 Lakhs. The double-victory fetched Bajaj a seven-figure payday worth 10.4 Lakhs. The anonymous user ‘Poker_king52’ came in second for 2.25 Lakhs.

Vaibhav ‘vaibss30’ Bhatia clinched his first tourney title on Adda52 in the 2.5 Lakhs GTD Voyager last night. Bhatia navigated his way to the top of the 288-entry field to collect 52,464. He struck a heads-up deal with donkbet247 (runner-up for 48,524).

Vaibhav Bhatia
Vaibhav Bhatia




The first-ever APT Online Series India wound down to culmination yesterday, and the closing day was marked by a set of five tourneys.

Grabbing the limelight was the 2 Crores GTD APT #52 Main Event that began Day 2 with 240 qualifying stacks. The tourney had registered a starting field of 1,932 entries from four starting flights. Trailblazing his way to the top was well-known MTT reg Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan, who vanquished his heads-up opponent Nikhil ‘boatfish’ Mawandia (runner-up for 24.82 Lakhs) to pocket a jaw-dropping 34.06 Lakhs!

Rajat Mahajan
Rajat Mahajan


Apart from raking in his career-best score, Mahajan also won the coveted APT Trophy and APT Championship Ring while crossing 2.68 Crores in recorded winnings.

Shashank ‘Westworld’ Jain (4th for 15.68 Lakhs), Divanshu ‘1diot’ Khurana (5th for 12.44 Lakhs), and Rahul ‘pokerjoker’ Mittal (8th for 5.28 Lakhs) were others who FT-ed the APT Main Event.

The 25 Lakhs GTD APT #53 Tuesday Major was the featured tourney event on the closing day of the series. Starting at 8 PM, the tourney recorded 545 entries to generate a profitable 27.25 Lakhs prize pool. Racing past them all was the first-ever Game Changer champion,

Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar, who eliminated Raghunath ‘mittpop’ Mittal (runner-up for 3.71 Lakhs) in second place to win his first APT trophy and 5.29 Lakhs in prize money. This is Sekar`s first recorded title win of 2021, and the score has helped him cross 1.56 Crores in recorded earnings.

Prashanth Sekar
Prashanth Sekar


The runner-up Mittal finished 10th in the APT #52 Main Event for 2.44 Lakhs, earning over 6.15 Lakhs yesterday.

The 10 Lakhs GTD APT #54 Turbo was the other featured tourney that overshot its listed guarantee with 412 entries collecting 10.30 Lakhs in the prize pool. The mystery user ‘macchi’ walked away with the title and the 2.16 Lakhs cash prize.

The first of the two PokerGuru Ambassadors who won a tourney title on Tuesday, Arjanveer Singh ‘holdbaby’ Chadha, topped the 382-strong field in the 5 Lakhs GTD APT #51 Turbo to collect 1.05 Lakhs. Dhruv ‘Gowani123’ Jain placed runner-up for 73,500.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha


Chadha had a breakout run on Tuesday with numerous deep runs fetching him over 3 Lakhs in total earnings. The Chandigarh-based pro has also lapped up over 42 Lakhs in recorded earnings this month, making him among the top five winners of the year (so far)! And – his blazing run last night has made him the latest entrant in the prestigious “6 Crore-Club.”

His top finishes include:

> 1st in the APT #51 Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.05 Lakhs on PokerBaazi

> 4th in The Mint for ₹1.20 Lakhs on Adda52

> 44th in the APT #52 Main Event ₹2 Crores GTD for ₹44,000 on PokerBaazi


The last event of the series, the 3 Lakh GTD APT #55 After Party, was championed by Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba, who outran a field of 330 entries to win 72,900. Kuldeep ‘Bacchapro’ Jorwal placed runner-up for 51,150.

Sandy Lamba
Sandy Lamba


With the APT Online Series India in the rear-view mirror, the leaderboard standings have also been formalized. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube sits on top of the series’ leaderboard with 7,259 points. Along with the APT Player of the Series (POS) title, Dube bagged the APT POS Trophy, APT POS Ring, a luxury watch, and a 5.5 Lakhs cash prize. Aditya ‘adti11’ Kulkarni (6,693 points) and Bhanu Prakash ‘Chennaino1’ KC (6,544 points) placed second and third, respectively. Kulkarni collected 4.25 Lakhs and the APT Trophy, while Prakash received 3.45 Lakhs and the APT Trophy.

Vivekk Dube
Vivekk Dube


The top 25 ranked players took a bite out of the ₹28 Lakhs leaderboard prize pool.

APT Online Series India Leaderboard Standings

1stVivekk 'Vivek25' Dube7,259₹5,50,000
2ndAditya 'adti11' Kulkarni6,693₹4,25,000
3rdBhanu Prakash 'Chennaino1' KC6,544₹3,45,400
4thAshish 'Notoriouskonvict' Nailwal6,160₹2,50,000
5thVinay 'vinay09' Rajpal5,948₹1,90,000
6thGaurav 'gaug17' Sood5,887₹1,50,000
7thChirag 'miyagi' Sodha5,725₹1,25,000
9thPrakash 'pinnug' Gupta5,434₹80,000
10thPuneet 'neo1' Dua5,168₹80,000
11thGautam 'M8a7' Rohilla5,274₹61,600
12thAnirban D 'pottysingh' Das5,224₹44,800
13thMohak 'Tiltin' Kapoor5,203₹44,800
14thSandy 'Ziigmund' Lamba5,078₹44,800
16thArjanveer Singh 'holdbaby' Chadha4,909₹32,200
17thRubin 'kornkid' Labroo4,644₹32,200
18thVinay 'Vinstill' B4,398₹28,000
19thPratibh 'pratibhsaluja' Saluja4,346₹28,000
20thGuruprasad 'fish_calling' Gupta4,233₹28,000
21stRitwik 'Ritwikkhanna' Khanna4,217₹28,000
22ndPriyank 'Piko1432' Kothari4,153₹25,000
23rdTaliwabang 'Meverick' Jamir4,075₹25,000
25thGadadhar 'gd1921' Behera3,833₹25,000


The other Tuesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Akash 'WinMan4' Arora₹66,664Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Cashton₹62,137Voyager ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Deepak '3streakbluff' Singh₹30,5526-Max Holdem BOOST DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
fakeer₹24,000Battlefield Tuesday ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
Shubham ‘theViperArena’ Chaudhary₹23,078Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Ronit ‘Ace_of_Spades’ Saha₹17,250Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTDPocket52
Manoj 'cutymannu89' Sharma₹12,008Afternoon on Stars ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Rickdiculous₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
vivekpandit₹10,000Under The Gun PLO ₹20K GTDKhelo365
JackSparrow₹8,000Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365


IOPC – The Crown 3.5 Crores GTD Day 1B – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 223

Re-entries – 61

Re-buys – 91

Survivors – 71

The second starting flight of the series’ showstopper, the ₹3.5 Crores IOPC – The Crown, gathered 375 entries, and 71 among them survived.

PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved, who was in the news lately for his FT (fifth-place) finish in the IOPC Millionaire Legends ₹9.39 Lakhs, is looking in great form for another deep run. The MTT pro had a strong run on Tuesday and bagged 218,456 in chips to take the chip lead.

It`s been a fantastic IOPC so far for Team PokerGuru. So it comes as no surprise that the top 10 chip counts featured as astounding five PokerGuru Ambassadors. With Kartik Ved at the top, Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall (181,974), Ashutosh ‘SpewMonkey’ Balodhi (178,548), Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (139,640) and Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (135,224) were the other prominent names on the list!

Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das (158,269), Rachit ‘Ganja_babe’ Soni (149,952), Rajeev ‘onlywinner007’ Atal (133,870), and Harshit ‘HeroCaller’ Sanghi (124,906) were others who bagged above-average stacks.

With two starting flights now in the books, the tourney has already registered 825 entries. 154 players have made the cut for Day 2 already.

The third starting flight, Day 1C, is underway on the site since 6 PM.

2nd in Chips Parikshit Dhall
2nd in Chips Parikshit Dhall


Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – 218,456
  2. Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall – 181,974
  3. Ashutosh ‘SpewMonkey’ Balodhi – 178,548
  4. Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das – 158,269
  5. Rachit ‘Ganja_babe’ Soni – 149,952
  6. TwoDonksOneCup – 148,351
  7. Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj – 139,640
  8. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – 135,224
  9. Rajeev ‘onlywinner007’ Atal – 133,870
  10. Harshit ‘HeroCaller’ Sanghi – 124,906


APT #52 Main Event 2 Crore GTD Day 2 – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 1,932

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,00,000

Places Paid – 193

The piece de’ resistance of the inaugural APT Online Series India, the ₹2 Crores GTD APT #52 Main Event, wrangled in 1,932 entries over four starting flights, the last of which was played on Sunday. The 11,000 entry buy-in tourney needed 2,000 entries to break-even and ended up filling in ₹6.80 Lakhs in overlays.

240 qualifiers came to play Day 2 at 6.30 PM on Tuesday. The action was fast and furious. In under six hours of play, seasoned MTT pro Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan beat out Nikhil ‘boatfish’ Mawandia (runner-up for ₹24.82 Lakhs) heads-up to win the coveted title and a career-best ₹34.06 Lakhs.

Mahajan’s brilliant show last night not only fetched him his first-ever APT trophy but also the APT Ring Set.

Shashank ‘Westworld’ Jain (4th for ₹15.68 Lakhs), Divanshu ‘1diot’ Khurana (5th for ₹12.44 Lakhs), and Rahul ‘pokerjoker’ Mittal (8th for ₹5.28 Lakhs) were some other known names who FT-ed the tourney.

Nishant ‘nishant177’ Sharma (9th for ₹3.58 Lakhs), APT#53 Tuesday Major runner-up finisher Raghunath ‘mittpop’ Mittal (10th for ₹2.44 Lakhs), Binit ‘punter27’ Saraf (12th for ₹1.52 Lakhs), bracelet winner Abhinav ‘griezmann’ Iyer (14th for ₹1.52 Lakhs), Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani (15th for ₹1 Lakh), Amar ‘kidpoker0109’ Mehta (16th for ₹1 Lakh), Shivam Kumar ‘barbarik12’ Singh (17th for ₹1 Lakh), Armaan ‘Armaan007’ Kochhar (19th for ₹70,000, and Kamal ‘Identity’ Naruka (20th for ₹70,000) were others who posted a deep run in the tourney.

Nikhil Mawandia
Nikhil Mawandia


Final Table Results

  1. Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan – ₹34,06,000
  2. Nikhil ‘boatfish’ Mawandia – ₹24,82,000
  3. sidkid – ₹19,54,000
  4. Shashank ‘Westworld’ Jain – ₹15,68,000
  5. Divanshu ‘1diot’ Khurana – ₹12,44,000
  6. TheMathematician – ₹9,66,000
  7. iceofspades – ₹7,38,000
  8. Rahul ‘pokerjoker’ Mittal – ₹5,28,000


IOPC#84 Mega Stack 35 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 488

Re-entries – 181

Re-buys – 405

Prize Pool – ₹35,00,000

Places Paid – 95

The ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC#84 Mega Stack was the day`s featured tourney on Spartan Poker. With a starting field of 1,074 entries signing up to play for ₹3,300, the site had to fill in an overlay worth ₹2.78 Lakhs.

It was a red-letter day for Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj, who championed the tourney to collect a hefty ₹6.67 Lakhs payday. This was his second IOPC title for Bajaj in less than 10 days, having previously won the ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#39 Destiny IOPC Edition for ₹1.94 Lakhs.

What made the win even more special for Bajaj was that he had just won Add52’s Tuesday flagship tourney, The Mint, for ₹3.72 Lakhs less than an hour ago. The double-victory fetched him his biggest single-day haul worth ₹10.39 Lakhs.

Mayank ‘maglumagic27’ Gupta finished runner-up for ₹4.12 Lakhs, while Varun ‘Wazza92’ Vikrant Pande rounded out the top three payouts, placing third for ₹2.94 Lakhs.

Kanav ‘SneakyBlinders’ Parwal (4th for ₹2.25 Lakhs), Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (5th for ₹1.78 Lakhs), and Chirag ‘Chiragkhandelwal’ Khandelwal (7th for ₹1.01 Lakhs) also earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj – ₹6,67,800
  2. Mayank ‘maglumagic27’ Gupta – ₹4,12,300
  3. Varun ‘Wazza92’ Vikrant Pande – ₹2,94,700
  4. Kanav ‘SneakyBlinders’ Parwal – ₹2,25,750
  5. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – ₹1,78,850
  6. Rushonflush – ₹1,39,300
  7. Chirag ‘Chiragkhandelwal’ Khandelwal – ₹1,01,500
  8. Zen_Master – ₹69,370


APT#53 Tuesday Major 25 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 277

Re-entries – 268

Prize Pool – ₹27,25,000

Places Paid – 63

The ₹25 Lakhs GTD APT #53 Tuesday Major was the last trophy event on the schedule. The event dragged in 545 entries to register a guarantee-smashing ₹27.25 Lakhs prize pool. Taking his run to the finish line was the first-ever Game Changer champion Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar, who won ₹5.29 Lakhs after beating Raghunath ‘mittpop’ Mittal (runner-up for ₹3.71 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

Sekar’s lifetime record has crossed ₹1.56 Crores after last night`s win.

The runner-up, Mittal, placed 10th in the APT #52 Main Event for ₹2.44 Lakhs.

Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar (3rd for ₹2.39 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Madhav ‘goacartel’ Gupta (4th for ₹1.77 Lakhs), Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (5th for ₹1.32 Lakhs), Akshay ‘AkshayP’ Pathak (6th for ₹1.06 Lakhs), Shiv ‘Darkside2dot0’ Varma (7th for ₹88,560) and Saurabh ‘twister’ Rohila (8th for ₹70,580) were the other players to feature on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar – ₹5,29,000
  2. Raghunath ‘mittpop’ Mittal – ₹3,71,000
  3. Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar – ₹2,39,000
  4. Madhav ‘goacartel’ Gupta – ₹1,77,000
  5. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹1,32,000
  6. Akshay ‘AkshayP’ Pathak – ₹1,06,000
  7. Shiv ‘Darkside2dot0’ Varma – ₹88,560
  8. Saurabh ‘twister’ Rohila – ₹70,580


The Mint 15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 222

Re-entries – 197

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 43

Adda52`s Tuesday night extravaganza, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Mint, brought in 419 entries, overlaying ₹33,500.

After seven and a half hours of play, IOPC #84 – Mega Stack winner Vinayak ‘bhai_on_mary_jane’ Bajaj championed the tourney for ₹3.72 Lakhs. The anonymous ‘Poker_king52’ came in second for ₹2.25 Lakhs.

The two titles fetched Bajaj ₹10.4 Lakhs in total earnings, crossing ₹3.3 Crores in lifetime earnings.

Nitin ‘Bigbluffs’ Arora (3rd for 1.58 Lakhs), Young Gun Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal (5th for 78,000), Raghav ‘Raghavv’ Siddalinga (8th for 33,750), and PokerGuru Ambassadors Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha (4th for 1.2 Lakhs), Vivek ‘vivek94540’ Singh (7th for 41,250) FT-ed the tourney.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj


Final Table Results

  1. Vinayak ‘bhai_on_mary_jane’ Bajaj – ₹3,72,000
  2. Poker_king52 – ₹2,25,000
  3. Nitin ‘Bigbluffs’ Arora – ₹1,57,500
  4. Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha – ₹1,20,000
  5. Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal – ₹78,000
  6. sep1994 – ₹52,500
  7. Vivek ‘vivek94540’ Singh – ₹41,250
  8. Raghav ‘Raghavv’ Siddalinga – ₹33,750


IOPC#85 13 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 368

Re-entries – 108

Rebuys – 290

Prize Pool – ₹13,00,000

Places Paid – 71

Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer was the last player standing in Spartan Poker`s ₹13 Lakhs GTD IOPC#85 and won ₹2.51 Lakhs. Chhajer championed a 766-entry field and defeated the former MoneyMaker champion and Saturday’s House Party winner, Sandeep ‘SandeeSingh’ Singh (runner-up for ₹1.58 Lakhs) heads-up.

Jasven ‘Ponkey’ Saigal (3rd for ₹1.13), Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira (4th for ₹89,180), Pulkit ‘MAAHI MAAREGAA’ Mehra (5th for ₹68,738), Arun ‘kyachahiye’ Shankar (7th for ₹39,428), and PokerGuru Ambassador Tathagata ‘RadioActivity’ Sengupta (8th for ₹28,730) were others who FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Sandeep Singh
Runner-up Sandeep Singh


Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer – ₹2,50,900
  2. Sandeep ‘SandeeSingh’ Singh – ₹1,58,080
  3. Jasven ‘Ponkey’ Saigal – ₹1,13,230
  4. Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira – ₹89,180
  5. Pulkit ‘MAAHI MAAREGAA’ Mehra – ₹68,738
  6. Nik9 – ₹54,730
  7. Arun ‘kyachahiye’ Shankar – ₹39,428
  8. Tathagata ‘RadioActivity’ Sengupta – ₹28,730


APT#54 Turbo 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 222

Re-entries – 190

Prize Pool – ₹10,30,000

Places Paid – 45

PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT #54 Turbo registered 412 entries to collect ₹10.30 Lakhs in the prize pool. The mystery player ‘macchi’ came out on top to win ₹2.16 Lakhs, with ‘Jougan’ placing runner-up for ₹1.51 Lakhs.

Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube (3rd for ₹97,340), Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS (4th for ₹72,100), PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (5th for ₹54,080), Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta (7th for ₹36,050) and Shivam ‘shivam699’ Khandelwal (8th for ₹28,840) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. macchi – ₹2,16,000
  2. Jougan – ₹1,51,000
  3. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube – ₹97,340
  4. Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS – ₹72,100
  5. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹54,080
  6. tran – ₹43,260
  7. Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta – ₹36,050
  8. Shivam ‘shivam699’ Khandelwal – ₹28,840


IOPC#86 – Destiny – IOPC Edition 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 197

Re-entries – 57

Rebuys – 128

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 31

Spartan Poker’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC #54 Destiny IOPC Edition logged in 382 entries, falling ₹2.36 Lakhs short of breaking even.

Mayank ‘$Magician$’ Makhija navigated his way through the reg-laden field, defeating the well-respected TLB crusher Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (runner-up for ₹1.42 Lakhs) heads-up to win his second career IOPC title. Along with the win, Makhija banked ₹2.11 Lakhs and a berth in the IOPC Destiny Finale on January 31.