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Daily Majors: Sacheen Ramchandani, Mithun Mahesh & Manish Lakhotia Close Out 2021 With Big Scores!

Sacheen Ramchandani, Mithun Mahesh, Manish Lakhotia
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  • Namita Ghosh January 1, 2022
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Happy New Year!! The last day of 2021 was predictably a slow day on the virtual felts since most of the crowd was presumably busy with celebrations. Nevertheless, the sites ran their regular fare and there were a few standout performers.

Sacheen Ramchandani emerged as the single-biggest scorer of the day, riding past the field of 139 entries to win Adda52’s Ferris Wheel for ₹3.24 Lakhs. ‘mj333’ finished runner-up for ₹2.04 Lakhs.

Claiming this week’s Futuristic on Spartan Poker was the ‘NanuPOW’ who pocketed the ₹1.16 Lakhs up top after beating ‘hypn0tiser’ (runner-up for ₹73,200) heads-up.

PokerBaazi’s New Year Bonanza went down the wire with a three-way deal that awarded the bragging rights to ‘apexpredator26’ who pocketed ₹1.12 Lakhs, with TLB crusher Neeraj Kumar (2nd for ₹72,658) and ‘akasharda’ (3rd for ₹71,098) being the other two finalists.

The #2 ranked player of the year Manish Lakhotia was busy grinding on New Year’s Eve. The Siliguri-based pro overcame the 109-strong entry field in PokerStars India’s Sixth Sense to win the top prize of ₹1.12 Lakhs, adding to ₹1.57 Lakhs in Friday winnings.

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh finished runner-up in the Sixth Sense for ₹86,209. He also FTed the Ferris Wheel and the SPRINT to rake in over ₹1.90 Lakhs in Friday cashes.

Sanjay Chauudhury championed PokerBaazi’s SPRINT for ₹99,480, with ‘nnavin3386’ placing second for ₹69,720.

Aditya Parashar, Umesh Sharma, Kripansh Khosla, Tanmay Bhalerao and Rahul Thakur also won titles on New Year’s Eve.

Here are the Friday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s ₹6 Lakhs GTD Futuristic (IOPC FT) logged in 717 players to register a negligible overlay of ₹26,400. The top 63 places received a min-cash of ₹2,610. After eight hours and fourteen minutes of play, ‘NanuPOW’ was the last player standing and banked ₹1.16 Lakhs. ‘hypn0tiser’ (runner-up for ₹73,200) and ‘Shadoow’ (3rd for ₹52,500) rounded out the podium place scorers. The top three finishers also received a free ticket to the ₹550 buy-in ₹12 Lakhs GTD IOPC #1 Launch Party scheduled on January 20 at 1 PM.

The champion also FT-ed the Night Rider Monster Stack, placing 6th for ₹8,066. They boosted their lifetime winnings on Spartan Poker to ₹18.22 Lakhs with ₹44,471 in site profits.

‘Shakuni mama’ (Won Night Rider Monster Stack ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,084), ‘Brijesh7‘ (Won The Centurion ₹35K GTD for ₹4,786), ‘Playlikeyou‘ (Won Striker ₹18K GTD for ₹4,599), and ‘pokerbroker‘ (Won 6 Cards PLO Epic ₹12K GTD for ₹3,111) were among the other Friday winners on Spartan Poker.



PokerBaazi’s New Year’s Eve attraction, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD New Year Bonanza witnessed participation of 629 players, each ponying up the ₹1,100 buy-in. The event rode well past the advertised guarantee to collect ₹6.29 Lakhs in the prize pool. ‘apexpredator26’ claimed the winner’s cheque for ₹1.12 Lakhs following a three-way deal with Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (2nd for ₹72,658) and ‘akasharda’ (3rd for ₹71,098).

Runner-up Neeraj Kumar
Runner-up Neeraj Kumar


The 6-Max SPRINT fell ₹32,000 short of meeting its listed guarantee of ₹4 Lakhs. The action wound down to a heads-up battle with two of Thursday’s standout scorers, the SPRINT runner-up Sanjay ‘raskolnikov’ Chauudhury and Holdem BOOST champion ‘nnavin3386’. Chauudhury did one better to eventually take it down for ₹99,480, while ‘nnavin3386’ had to concede to a second-place payout of ₹69,720.

‘sceneyahaii’ (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹33,840), ‘vikas705’ (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,000) and ‘baaziraiders’ (Won 5-Max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹8,088) also bagged titles.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Friday flagship, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Sixth Sense was back for another of its weekly runs at 8 PM. The event drew 109 runners, filling in a substantial ₹2.27 Lakhs overlay. Earning his final title of the year was the #2 ranked player of the year, Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia who earned the top prize of ₹1.12 Lakhs, after defeating PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘ThePokeRajaIN’ Mahesh (runner-up for ₹86,209) in the heads-up showdown.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia


Both Lakhotia and Mahesh posted multiple scores yesterday. Lakhotia cashed out in another three events to collectively earn ₹1.57 Lakhs.

Manish Lakhotia’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.79 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.22 Crores | Annual Winnings – ₹4.24 Crores | Ranked #2 in our Annual Winnings Standings

Mahesh also FTed the Adda52-hosted Ferris Wheel and the SPRINT on PokerBaazi, all in all cashing out over ₹1.90 Lakhs yesterday.

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh


His top finishes include:

>2nd in the Sixth Sense ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹86,209

> 6th in the Ferris Wheel for ₹60,000

4th in the SPRINT ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹33,200

Mithun mahesh’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.89 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.04 Crores | Annual Winnings – ₹3.13 Crores | Ranked #6 in our Annual Winnings Standings

The ₹1,375 buy-in ₹2 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini was claimed by Umesh ‘dhondu.chilll’ Sharma who overcame the 100-strong field to pocket the top prize of ₹48,066 (Bounties: ₹19,580). Mayank HarryIsTheHeroSharma finished runner-up for ₹32,480 (Bounties: ₹3,994).

Umesh Sharma
Runner-up Umesh Sharma


The event witnessed an overlay of ₹75,000.

‘kutkut3’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹33,405), Kripansh ‘$nowBloKid’ Khosla (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹17,043), ‘PAAKTS’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,776), and ‘Allin27J’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹11,948).



The Friday feature attraction of Adda52’s ongoing “New Year Carnival” was the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Ferris Wheel. The ₹6,999 buy-in event took off at the scheduled 8 PM slot, and wrangled in 139 entries, filling in a glaring overlay of ₹3.16 Lakhs. The play culminated at 4 AM with Sacheen ‘chiefisback’ Ramchandani driving his stack to the finish line. Ramchandani added a hefty ₹3.24 Lakhs to his poker bankroll, boosting his lifetime winnings to ₹89.64 Lakhs.

Sacheen Ramchandani
Sacheen Ramchandani


axeweilders’ was the other big winner on the site. They bested the 172-player field to ship the ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Bumper Car for ₹60,491. ‘mayanu11’ finished runner-up for ₹49,509.

‘GrGambler’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹34,671), ‘zimbawe’ (Won Dinner PLO Adda ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,469), ‘glycen’ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD for ₹27,104), ‘SpiritFish’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹15,442), ‘dreamanil9’ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹13,642), ‘sathish96’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹10,693), ‘Danbill0001’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹8,906), and ‘hiccup_03’ (Won Classic 200 ₹20K GTD for ₹4,890) were among the other winners on Adda52.


Keep following PokerGuru for daily updates on the biggest winners across the major domestic networks!

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