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Daily Majors: Ravindra Arikeri, Dhinesh Kumar, Neel Joshi & Shashank Desai Dominate the Thursday Flagships

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  • Arpit Jain March 19, 2021
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Thursday night was intense, with the flagship tourneys handing out massive paycheques! Spartan Poker hosted the Trending Thursday and the Monster Stack, while Adda52’s Godfather, PokerBaazi’s The Summit, and the PokerStars India Highroller were the day`s other headline tourneys.

Here is a complete recap of the day`s action.

 

Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker`s ₹16 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday filled in ₹21,500 in overlays after 451 entrants bought in for ₹3,850. Akshay ‘Jacks24’ Kadam came out on top to win ₹3.20 Lakhs. Prashant ‘prashant17’ Pandagre finished runner-up for ₹2.13 Lakhs.

The ₹7 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack featuring a ₹2,200 entry buy-in was taken down by ‘GulzarSahab’, who won ₹1.69 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai came second for ₹1.08 Lakhs.

Shashank Desai
Shashank Desai

 

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s Thursday night extravaganza, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller, overlaid ₹48,000 after 136 challengers ponied up the ₹7,700 entry buy-in to enter. The mystery user ‘magisterA1’ came out on top to win ₹2.08 Lakhs, eliminating Young Gun Neel ‘Worm236’ Joshi (runner-up for ₹1.57 Lakhs) in second place. Neel Joshi, the former End Boss runner-up finisher, currently boasts over ₹3.48 Crores in lifetime online winnings.

Runner-up Neel Joshi
Runner-up Neel Joshi

 

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Classic logged in 155 entries, and the top 18 places took a bite from the ₹2.32 Lakhs prize pool. After over four hours of play, Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla came out on top to win ₹47,049. He struck a heads-up deal with ‘Ashwinip4873’ (runner-up for ₹47,049).

Harsh Dembla
Harsh Dembla

 

Dembla also finished sixth in the Highroller last night, netting ₹97,979 overall. After last night`s haul, the three-time Summit champion, Dembla, breached the ₹2.05 Crore-mark in lifetime online winnings.

 

PokerBaazi

Returning for its weekly run on PokerBaazi at 8 PM, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit crushed its posted guarantee by ₹1.13 Lakhs after clocking in 215 entries. The ₹8,250 entry buy-in tourney came to a close at 3:35 AM today, with Alekh ‘1plus’ Jha banking ₹3.79 Lakhs for the win. The former Full House champion Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar placed runner-up for ₹2.66 Lakhs.

Alekh Jha
Alekh Jha

 

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Grinders#22 Holdem Boost brought together 214 participants who ponied up the ₹1,100 entry buy-in to collect ₹2.14 Lakhs in the prize pool. The recent Micro Millions Main Event champion, Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain, decimated the competition to win ₹50,354. ‘chhavi013’ finished runner-up for ₹35,331.

 

Adda52

Day 1D of the ₹1 Crore GTD Full House registered 216 entries and only 21 runners advanced through to Day 2. The event has filled in 661 seats so far across the four starting flights, with four more flights to go. The mystery user ‘Tricker2020’ (402,947) bagged the end of the day chip lead, with the Grinders#22 Holdem Boost champion Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain (298,294) and ‘foldkardunga’ (261,812) carrying forward the other top stacks of the day.

Shagun Jain
Shagun Jain

 

The Thursday headliner, ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather, ended up offering ₹2.55 Lakhs in overlay value as just 449 participants signed up for the ₹5,500 entry buy-in tourney last night. It took a little over eight hours of play before the birthday boy Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri came out on top to collect ₹5.31 Lakhs. This happens to be Arikeri`s first title victory in 2021, and what a b’day celebration he had. Before winning the title, he struck a heads-up deal with Saransh ‘don004’ Garg (runner-up for ₹4.43 Lakhs).

Ravindra Arikeri
Ravindra Arikeri

 

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo was taken down by Young Gun Karan ‘reg_slayer’ Radia, who won ₹1.57 Lakhs in the event. Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora placed second for ₹92,138.

Runner-up Saurabh Arora
Runner-up Saurabh Arora

 

The other Thursday winners are:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla₹47,049The Classic ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Supermo
₹42,065Night Rider - DeepStack Turbo ₹2.20 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Clinton Tavares₹36,532Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Nawneet ‘Nawchunu2089’ Thakur₹28,800Warrior Arena – Bounty ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Param0819₹18,885Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
Neymar₹12,900Hitman PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
LOFAR365₹8,600Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

Full House Day 1D 1 Crore GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 134

Re-entries – 82

Survivors – 21

The ₹1 Crore GTD Full House hosted its fourth starting flight on Thursday. Day 1D dragged in 216 entries, and after the stipulated 29 ten-minute levels of play, only 21 runners made the cut for ‘Tricker2020’ (402,947), Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain (298,294) and ‘foldkardunga ‘ (261,812) bagged the top stacks of the day.

The event has filled in 661 entries (Day 1A – 114, Day 1B – 150, Day 1C – 181, and Day 1D – 216) so far, with four more flights to go before all the qualifying stacks converge for the final day`s play on Sunday.

Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia (205,098), Bhola ‘bhola’ Sharma (192,378), Haider ‘Donktown22’ Madraswala (173,333), and Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (105,842) were the notable names on the top 10 chip counts list.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1D

  1. Tricker2020 – 402,947
  2. Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain – 298,294
  3. foldkardunga – 261,812
  4. PsychGOD – 222,795
  5. darubhai – 208,277
  6. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – 205,098
  7. Bhola ‘bhola’ Sharma – 192,378
  8. Haider ‘Donktown22’ Madraswala – 173,333
  9. pokraj – 171,395
  10. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – 105,842

 

Godfather 25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 240

Re-entries – 209

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 49

Adda52’s Thursday headliner, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather, clocked in 449 entries, filling in ₹2.55 Lakhs in overlays (over 10% of the posted guarantee). The former Full House Finale runner-up Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri had a grand b’day celebration as he rang in his special day by shipping the tourney for a whopping ₹5.32 Lakhs.

Arikeri chopped the top prize with Saransh ‘don004’ Garg, who collected ₹4.43 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

After last night`s win, Arikeri’s lifetime tally has touched ₹90.75 Lakhs with ₹24.04 Lakhs in net profits.

The FT was replete with top regs like Young Gun Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam (3rd for ₹2.50 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (4th for ₹1.88 Lakhs), Sandeep ‘homelite’ Rajora (5th for ₹1.25 Lakhs), ATOC Women`s Day event winner Saumya ‘Letsgetthemoolah’ Paithankar (7th for ₹68,750), and Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan (8th for ₹56,250).

The #1 ranked player on the 2021 leaderboard standings, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘boomtilt23’ Pal Singh, bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹40,000.

Final Table Results

  1. Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri – ₹5,31,677*
  2. Saransh ‘don004’ Garg – ₹4,43,323*
  3. Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam – ₹2,50,000
  4. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – ₹1,87,500
  5. Sandeep ‘homelite’ Rajora – ₹1,25,000
  6. dilliwala – ₹87,500
  7. Saumya ‘Letsgetthemoolah’ Paithankar – ₹68,750
  8. Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan – ₹56,250

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Trending Thursday 16 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 237

Re-entries – 76

Re-buys – 138

Prize Pool – ₹16,00,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker’s ₹16 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday logged in 451 entries last night, overlaying ₹21,500.

The tourney ran from 8 PM to 3:23 AM, with Akshay ‘Jacks24’ Kadam eventually topping the field to win ₹3.20 Lakhs. Prashant ‘prashant17’ Pandagre collected ₹2.13 Lakhs for his second-place finish.

The former UVS Millionaire Lite champion Danny ‘Danny132’ Desai (3rd for ₹1.53 Lakhs), FTS Challenger winner Rohan ‘The Sightseer’ Bhasin (4th for ₹1.23 Lakhs), Srinivas ‘sunshay211’ Akshay (5th for ₹98,720), Aditya ‘ELASTICITY’ Kulkarni (6th for ₹74,720) and Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee (8th for ₹40,320) were the known names on the final table.

Final Table Results

  1. Akshay ‘Jacks24’ Kadam – ₹3,20,800
  2. Prashant ‘prashant17’ Pandagre – ₹2,13,280
  3. Danny ‘Danny132’ Desai – ₹1,53,612
  4. Rohan ‘The Sightseer’ Bhasin – ₹1,23,532
  5. Srinivas ‘sunshay211’ Akshay – ₹98,720
  6. Aditya ‘ELASTICITY’ Kulkarni – ₹74,720
  7. LorenzoVonMatterhorn – ₹54,880
  8. Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee – ₹40,320

 

The Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 112

Re-entries – 103

Prize Pool – ₹16,13,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerBaazi’s Thursday fixture, The Summit, garnered a thumping 215 entries that helped collect a generous ₹16.13 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Starting out at 8 PM, it took just a little over eight hours before Alekh ‘1plus’ Jha fended off Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar in the heads-up showdown to collect ₹3.79 Lakhs. Kumar walked away with a runner-up paycheque worth ₹2.66 Lakhs.

Our latest Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (3rd for ₹1.71 Lakhs), Wednesday’s La Luna runner-up Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba (5th for ₹95,138), PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh (6th for ₹76,110), and Rising Star Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna (7th for ₹63,210) also FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Dhinesh Kumar
Runner-up Dhinesh Kumar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Alekh ‘1plus’ Jha – ₹3,79,421
  2. Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar – ₹2,66,224
  3. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹1,71,248
  4. dilbaghsingh – ₹1,26,743
  5. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – ₹95,138
  6. Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh – ₹76,110
  7. Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna – ₹63,210

 

Highroller 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 82

Re-entries – 54

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 23

PokerStars India’s Thursday night attraction, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller, pulled in 136 entrants, overlaying ₹48,000. The mystery user ‘magisterA1’ claimed the top honors, netting ₹2.08 Lakhs. Young Gun Neel ‘Worm236’ Joshi finished runner-up for ₹1.57 Lakhs.

Rakshit ‘4betshov’ Vedh (4th for ₹89,472), Nitin ‘Mickyn34’ Gupta (5th for ₹67,504), The Classic champion Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla (6th for ₹50,930) and Young Gun Anmol ‘Kaanchacheena’ Mehta (7th for ₹38,426) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. magisterA1 – ₹2,08,329
  2. Neel ‘Worm236’ Joshi – ₹1,57,179
  3. Kabadi7 – ₹1,18,588
  4. Rakshit ‘4betshov’ Vedh – ₹89,472
  5. Nitin ‘Mickyn34’ Gupta – ₹67,504
  6. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – ₹50,930
  7. Anmol ‘Kaanchacheena’ Mehta – ₹38,426
  8. karansc111 – ₹28,991

 

Monster Stack 7 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 253

Re-entries – 64

Re-buys – 122

Prize Pool – ₹8,78,000

Places Paid – 47

‘GulzarSahab’ shipped the ₹2,200 entry buy-in Monster Stack on Spartan Poker for ₹1.69 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai placed second for ₹1.08 Lakhs.

The event registered a guarantee-smashing ₹8.78 Lakhs prize pool from a starting field of 439 entrants and paid out 47 places.

Saransh ‘iammrmeeseeks’ Garg (4th for ₹65,938), Vineet ‘The Mentalist’ Kumar (5th for ₹51,978), and Deepak ‘ddtheking’ Dekshinamurthy (7th for ₹27,985) also earned FT payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. GulzarSahab – ₹1,69,758
  2. Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai – ₹1,08,696
  3. LorenzoVonMatterhorn – ₹81,478
  4. Saransh ‘iammrmeeseeks’ Garg – ₹65,938
  5. Vineet ‘The Mentalist’ Kumar – ₹51,978
  6. gargrk – ₹39,686
  7. Deepak ‘ddtheking’ Dekshinamurthy – ₹27,985
  8. Ekatvam – ₹21,423

 

Monster Turbo 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 165

Re-entries – 95

Prize Pool – ₹5,85,009

Places Paid – 27

Unlike the Godfather, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo collected a profitable ₹5.85 Lakhs prize pool from 260 registrations.

The 9:30 PM tourney went on until 2:06 AM today, with the former Young Gun Karan ‘Reg_Slayer’ Radia taking down the title for ₹1.58 Lakhs. Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora settled for a runner-up finish worth ₹92,138.

Arora now has ₹47.11 Lakhs in lifetime winnings with ₹10.39 Lakhs in net profits.

Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (4th for ₹51,188), Sumanth ‘sp175’ Kumar (5th for ₹35,100), Mohak ‘sparkie’ Kapoor (6th for ₹24,863), Sagar ‘sagar54’ Naik (7th for ₹19,013), and Nishaanth ‘superdeluxe’ Shanmughasundaram (8th for ₹14,625) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Reg_Slayer’ Radia – ₹1,57,950
  2. Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora – ₹92,138
  3. SpiNNaker – ₹70,200
  4. Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna – ₹51,188
  5. Sumanth ‘sp175’ Kumar – ₹35,100
  6. Mohak ‘sparkie’ Kapoor – ₹24,863
  7. Sagar ‘sagar54’ Naik – ₹19,013
  8. Nishaanth ‘superdeluxe’ Shanmughasundaram – ₹14,625
  9. akash061989 – ₹11,700

 

The Classic 2 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 155

Re-entries – 57

Prize Pool – ₹2,32,500

Places Paid – 18

PokerStars India`s 9:30 PM tourney, the ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Classic, recorded 155 entries that helped collect an impressive ₹2.32 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Online reg Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla made his way past the competition to win the title for ₹47,049 following a heads-up chop with ‘Ashwinip4873’ (runner-up for ₹47,049).

Dembla also finished sixth in the Highroller, collectively earning ₹97,979 on PokerStars India last night.

Ajit Singh ‘ace_bob_here’ Arora (3rd for ₹30,239), Rakshit ‘4betshov’ Vedh (5th for ₹17,005), and Akshay ‘powershell42’ Asawa (8th for ₹7,171) also FT-ed the tourney.

 

Grinders#22 Holdem Boost ₹2 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 122

Re-entries – 92

Prize Pool – ₹2,14,000

Places Paid – 27

Outlasting a field of 214 entries, the Game Changer 2.0 champion Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain took down PokerBaazi`s ₹2 Lakhs GTD Grinders#22 Holdem Boost for ₹50,354. ‘chhavi013’ placed runner-up for ₹35,331.

Deepak ‘sabjuwaaHai’ Choudhary placed fourth for ₹16,820.

 

Warrior Arena – Bounty 1.2 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 81

Rebuys – 22

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 17

Nawneet ‘Nawchunu2089’ Thakur championed PokerDangal’s ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Warrior Arena – Bounty to win ₹28,800. Dhruv ‘Gowani123’ Jain finished runner-up for ₹20,400.

 

Hitman PLO 30K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 20

Re-entries – 25

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 5

The user ‘Neymar’ shipped Khelo365’s ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO for ₹12,900. ‘RyadAli’ placed runner-up for ₹6,900.

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 32

Re-entries – 16

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 5

Khelo365’s daily-running 8 PM tourney, the ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0, was taken down by ‘LOFAR365’ for ₹8,600.

 

This report was updated at 5:30 PM on 19.3.2021.

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