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Daily Majors: Ram Kakkar, Gaurav Sood, Shagun Jain, & Gokul Raj Make an Impression in the Thursday Flagships

Ram Kakkar, Gaurav Sood, Shagun Jain, Gokul Raj
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  • RUPAM THAKUR April 15, 2022
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As expected, the Thursday flagships took a hit in numbers, with the just-started Deltin Poker Tournament diverting the action towards the live felts in Goa.

Ram Kakkar was the day`s standout winner as he took down Adda52’s Godfather for 6.20 Lakhs!

The user ‘freddiemercury’ championed PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 4.48 Lakhs. The 2020 & 2021 POY, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, came second for 3.15 Lakhs. Sood also FT-ed Adda52’s Godfather (7th for 68,750), his Thursday run pushing him to #4 on the annual leaderboard.

MTT beast Shagun Jain championed Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for 3.50 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘FadeOrHoldz’ (2nd for 2.82 Lakhs). Jain placed second on the site`s Daily Feature Leaderboard for 15,000 (bonus money), while ‘FadeOrHoldz’ topped the standings to win 25,000 (bonus money).

PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul Raj took down Pokerstars India’s Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 1.70 Lakhs. Online crusher Vinayak Bajaj banked a better 1.79 Lakhs for his second-place finish, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Tarush Gupta (Won SPRINT (7-Max) for 1.25 Lakhs) and Shubham Tyagi (Won Daily SPRINT for 1.01 Lakhs*) took down the two SPRINT marquees on PokerBaazi.

The former GPS – Grand Ultron winner Shivam Shukla parlayed a 500 satellite buy-in to clinch Adda52’s Monster Turbo title for 1.23 Lakhs. A heads-up deal saw Harsh ‘BuddhaBhikari’ Dembla collecting 1 Lakh in second place.

Sandeep Singh Kohli (2 titles), Suraj Arora, Dishani Vijay, Sahil Nair, Ravi Kant Kumar, Praveen KR, Rupam Thakur, Manish Jangid, Pawan Tez, Prakash Pandit, and Ankur Aryan won the other Thursday marquees.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Trending Thursday (50K LBD) – 16 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 177

Re-entries – 53

Rebuys – 127

Prize Pool – 17,85,000

Places Paid – 31

The three-time NPS gold medalist and former The Millionaire champion, Shagun ‘Icansuckout’ Jain, added the Trending Thursday title to his glittering resume last night! The poker reg from Jaipur cut through the 357-strong field to claim the 3.50 Lakhs up-top and chopped the title heads-up with ‘FadeOrHoldz’ (2nd for 2.82 Lakhs).

The Trending Thursday victory secured Shagun Jain the #2 position on the Daily Feature Leaderboard, fetching him 15,000 in bonus money.

The Trending Thursday runner-up finisher ‘FAdeOrHoldz’ made another FT finish in Sundowner (6th for 14,713) to top the Daily Feature Leaderboard for 25,000 in bonus money.

The user ‘Charo’ FT-ed Trending Thursday (3rd for 1.79 Lakhs) and Sundowner (4th for 23,650) to win 10,000 in bonus money for their third-place finish on the Daily Feature Leaderboard.

The #BB3 MoneyMaker champion Mukesh ‘Bhavandar’ Surana FT-ed three events, collectively earning 1.59 Lakhs. His ITM finishes include:

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for 1.45 Lakhs

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s Night Rider – Deepstack for 9,758

> 13th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for 3802

Shagun Jain
Shagun Jain

 

Final Table Results

  1. Shagun ‘Icansuckout’ Jain – 3,49,636*
  2. FadeOrHoldz – 2,82,076*
  3. Charo – 1,79,214
  4. Mukesh ‘Bhavandar’ Surana – 1,45,299
  5. Ayush ‘Tabono’ Garg – 1,14,954
  6. Gehe15 – 87,287
  7. Wheelonfire – 63,725
  8. Ritu ‘ritz1911’ Arora – 46,588

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Sundowner (50K LBD) – 2.75 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 146

Re-entries – 20

Rebuys – 91

Prize Pool – 2,75,000

Places Paid – 23

Suraj ‘MichaelScarn’ Arora championed the 2.75 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for 55,270 following a heads-up deal with Rohan ‘oldrod’ Sahni (2nd for 51,980).

That`s not all! Arora made another top finish in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost (2nd for 44,640), collectively banking 99,910. His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 20.67 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 5.78 Lakhs

The Sundowner runner-up finisher Rohan Sahni also cashed in PokerBaazi’s SPRINT (8th for 5,319).

Suraj Arora
Suraj Arora

 

Final Table Results

  1. Suraj ‘MichaelScarn’ Arora – 55,270*
  2. Rohan ‘oldrod’ Sahni – 51,980*
  3. Sukriti ‘Emma Raducanu’ Dembla – 28,875
  4. Charo – 23,650
  5. Lallalorona – 18,975
  6. FadeOrHoldz – 14,713
  7. Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar – 10,890
  8. Gopal ‘TheRealG’ Bajaj – 8,003

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

‘tul1969’ (Won Monster Stack 2 Lakhs GTD for 49,447), ‘aditya1986’ (Won Night Rider – DeepStack 1.75 Lakhs GTD for 41,968), Prakash ‘Aryadarshi11’ Pandit (Won The Centurion 50K GTD for 9,943), Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan (Won Epic – Multi-Entry 35K GTD for 7,804), and ‘iamthebestest’ (Won Striker 18K GTD for 4,667) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

50K Daily Leaderboard Standings

RankPlayerPointsPrize Amount
1FadeOrHoldz714₹25,000
2Shagun 'icansuckout' Jain712₹15,000
3Charo669₹10,000

 

PokerBaazi

The Summit – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 8,250

Entries – 129

Re-entries – 125

Prize Pool – 19,05,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerBaazi’s 15 Lakhs GTD The Summit had 254 hopefuls vying for a share of the 19.05 Lakhs prize pool, and the user ‘freddiemercury’ outlasted them all to win the title for 4.48 Lakhs.

‘freddiemercury’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 5.07 Lakhs | Site Profits: 3.62 Lakhs

The two-time POY titleholder, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood, was among the day`s standout winners! He raked in 3.83 Lakhs from two FT finishes, climbing to #4 in the annual leaderboard rankings.

His ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 3.15 Lakhs

> 7th in Adda52’s Godfather for 68,750

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 12.33 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 6.41 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4 | Annual Winnings: 1.18 Crores | Ranked #1 in the April Leaderboard Standings | Moves to #4 in the 2022 Leaderboard Rankings (Total Cashes) | 2020 & 2021 POY

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Final Table Results

  1. freddiemercury – 4,48,247
  2. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – 3,14,516
  3. Avijit ‘SwangoRay’ Jaiswal – 2,02,311
  4. Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara – 1,49,733
  5. Abhishek ‘abhi3333’ Garg – 1,12,395
  6. Anirudh ‘flash1’ Reddy – 89,916
  7. Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik – 74,676

 

SPRINT (7-Max) – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 263

Re-entries – 230

Prize Pool – 7,39,000

Places Paid – 63

Tarush ‘Busterr’ Gupta won PokerBaazi’s 5 Lakhs GTD SPRINT (7-Max) for 1.25 Lakhs, picking up his sixth title of the year. He struck a heads-up deal with ‘jainprashant’ (2nd for 1.20 Lakhs).

Tarush Gupta also cashed the (7-Max) Daily SPRINT on the site for 11,750, netting 1.36 Lakhs overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.33 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 19.06 Lakhs

Tarush Gupta
Tarush Gupta

 

Final Table Results

  1. Tarush ‘Busterr’ Gupta – 1,24,715*
  2. jainprashant – 1,19,690*
  3. royalking7424 – 64,780
  4. Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta – 47,920
  5. Mandar ‘MAMA04’ Madaye – 35,940
  6. Vicky3160 – 28,841
  7. kalingkaling – 24,034

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 126

Re-entries – 112

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Improving upon his seventh-place finish in PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Daily SPRINT the day before, Shubham ‘BamBhole3796’ Tyagi finally bagged the title yesterday for 1.01 Lakhs. Achintya ‘achu0614’ Acharya pocketed 98,729 in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

The 2,200 buy-in event logged in 238 entries, registering an overlay shortfall of 24,000.

Shubham Tyagi
Shubham Tyagi

 

Final Table Results

  1. Shubham ‘BamBhole3796’ Tyagi – 1,01,471*
  2. Achintya ‘achu0614’ Acharya – 98,729*
  3. chhotubhaiya – 53,100
  4. Arjun ‘CR7Fever’ Bharadwaj – 39,300
  5. Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta – 29,500
  6. Ankit ‘gabru1410’ Agarwal – 23,600
  7. upay4myweed98 – 19,600

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Dishani ‘Dishvish’ Vijay (Won Holdem BOOST 3 Lakhs GTD for 73,780), Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair (Won Daily Boost 2.50 Lakhs GTD for 63,620), Sandeep ‘King19’ Singh Kohli (Won Daily Night SPRINT 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 53,370), Ravi ‘ravi250294’ Kant Kumar (Won Afternoon Boost 2 Lakhs GTD for 51,530), Sandeep ‘King19’ Singh Kohli (Won SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for 48,950), ‘TheBrunson’ (Won Evening SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for 28,710), Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (Won Daily Afternoon SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for 21,980), ‘f46yrw2odzu’ (Won PLO5 BOOST 1 Lakh GTD for 20,910), ‘Gloomytrap’ (Won Daily Morning SPRINT 50K GTD for 16,710), and ‘mahimaarrahahai’ (Won 5-max Daily 50K GTD for 14,820) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) – 9 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 7,700

Entries – 67

Re-entries – 61

Prize Pool – 9,00,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj was among the 128 participants who signed up for PokerStars India`s 9 Lakhs GTD Highroller (On-time Rake Refund). It took the poker pro six hours to take down the title for 1.70 Lakhs.

Another online reg Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj made away with a better 1.79 Lakhs in second place after both players locked in a heads-up deal.

Gokul Raj
Gokul Raj

 

Final Table Results

  1. Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj – 1,69,805*
  2. Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj – 1,79,474*
  3. Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh – 1,17,139
  4. thisisme16 – 90,266
  5. Sahil ‘inaboobham’ Mahboobani – 69,558
  6. Sailor431 – 53,600
  7. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma – 41,304
  8. Ujjwal ‘CougarHunter69’ Narwal – 31,828
  9. Donkeshwar – 27,175

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Deepstack – 1.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,375

Entries – 75

Re-entries – 48

Regular Prize Pool – 76,875

Bounty Prize Pool – 76,875

Prize Pool – 1,53,750

Places Paid – 15

PokerStars India’s 1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack ran from 9:30 PM to 1:46 AM, with 143 participants vying for a share of the 1.53 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘Monkey D. Wolfy‘ won the title for 38,503 (21,653 in bounties), while ‘kenpachipoker‘ finished runner-up for 24,231 (11,262 in bounties).

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Monkey D. Wolfy – 38,503
  2. kenpachipoker – 24,231
  3. Yuvraj ‘yuvrajlo9097’ J Lohakpure – 10,762
  4. Gopal ‘MrBigSlick139’ Bajaj – 9,869
  5. GudThimma – 5,912
  6. $00th$ayer – 9,419
  7. arnavkamboj – 6,940
  8. p4pokerrr – 3,633
  9. ashu_sky – 4,887

 

Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR (Won Ultrasonic 1 Lakh GTD for 21,932), ‘gauravboi’ (Won Afternoon on Stars 50K GTD for 15,201), ‘VinayH71’ (Won Primetime Grind 50K GTD for 13,468), and Manish ‘manish jangid’ Jangid (Won Deepstack 50K GTD for 12,514) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Godfather – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 209

Re-entries – 194

Prize Pool – 25,00,000

Places Paid – 43

Adda52’s Godfather had 403 runners in the field last night, and the site had to shell out a significant 4.85 Lakhs in overlays. The site reg Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar championed the event for 6.20 Lakhs after defeating ‘VishuChi’ (2nd for 3.75 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

The #1 ranked player in the annual TLB standings, Rajneesh ‘rajneesh620’ Thakur, ITM-ed three events (including a title win), filling in 2.26 Lakhs overall. His ITM finishes include:

> 4th in Adda52’s Godfather for 2 Lakhs

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s Daily Afternoon SPRINT for 21,979

> 25th in PokerBaazi’s Daily SPRINT for 4,150

Ram Kakkar
Ram Kakkar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – 6,20,000
  2. VishuChi – 3,75,000
  3. Pocket99 – 2,62,500
  4. Rajneesh ‘rajneesh620’ Thakur – 2,00,000
  5. meat123 – 1,30,000
  6. Rider529 – 87,500
  7. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – 68,750
  8. Abhishek ‘thegrinder’ Garg – 56,250

 

Monster Turbo – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,500

Entries – 135

Re-entries – 94

Prize Pool – 5,15,250

Places Paid – 24

Last night, the former GPS – Grand Ultron winner Shivam ‘brooskyradio11’ Shukla converted a 500 satellite buy-in into a decent 1.23 Lakhs payday after taking down Adda52`s 5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo. A heads-up deal ensured Harsh ‘BuddhaBhikari’ Dembla over 1 Lakh in second place.

Shivam Shukla’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.02 Crore | Lifetime Profits: 4.68 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

Shivam Shukla
Shivam Shukla

 

Final Table Results

  1. Shivam ‘brooskyradio11’ Shukla – 1,22,547*
  2. Harsh ‘BuddhaBhikari’ Dembla – 1,00,299*
  3. rishabhharsh – 63,118
  4. Denny18 – 45,084
  5. Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia – 30,915
  6. Sagar ‘sagar28389’ Gulati – 21,898
  7. Nikhil ‘MaverickMannan’ Mannan – 16,746
  8. tarunalcon – 12,881

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

‘godfather7’ (Won Afternoon Adda 1.20 Lakhs GTD for 32,940), ‘thewhitetiger’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 32,918), ‘omEga996’ (Won Freeze Out 50K GTD for 14,482), Rupam ‘pokerthakur’ Thakur (Won Sundown Adda 50K GTD for 14,000), Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez (Won Bounty Adda 50K GTD for 11,339), and ‘Ronima1978’ (Won Evening Adda 50K GTD for 10,296) won the other Thursday marquees on Adda52.

 

MPL Poker

Alok Kumar Singh‘ championed MPL Poker’s 1 Lakh GTD Thursday Smash for 24,000, and ‘Cs‘ collected 16,250 in second place.

 

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