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Daily Majors: Sahil Chutani, Rohan Bhasin, Mohammad Azhar & Gautam Rohilla Headline the Thursday MTTs

Sahil Chutani, Rohan Bhasin, Mohammad Azhar, Gautam Rohilla
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  • RUPAM THAKUR March 11, 2022
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The virtual temperatures went soaring yesterday, with Thursday bringing with it an action-packed day of tournament action.

Young Gun Sahil Chutani topped the Thursday charts with a whopping ₹14.32 in total winnings. The poker coach almost won two FTS medallions last night but what stood out was his smashing run in Spartan Poker’s FTS#28 – Monster Stack. He won the Thursday flagship for 10.67 Lakhs, lapping up his first FTS gold medallion. The two-time Sunday Special PKO winner Mahesh Shyamsundar collected a career-best 6.76 Lakhs in second place.

The former FTS Challenger winner Rohan Bhasin bagged the NPS gold medal after taking down PokerBaazi’s NPS#25 Deepstack Championship (7-Max) for an impressive 10.29 Lakhs. The NPS#14 Tuesday Tee-Off champion Dhiraj Lakhotia placed runner-up for 7.21 Lakhs.

This week`s Adda52 Millions third-place finisher Rahul Singroha came out on top in Adda52’s Godfather to win 6.13 Lakhs. Amrit Mishra came second for 3.58 Lakhs.

The defending NPS Main Event champion Mohammad Azhar got his hands on his first FTS silver medallion in Spartan Poker`s FTS#29, netting 5.36 Lakhs.

Gautam Rohilla made quite the splash last night, cashing 18 NPS events for ₹6.29 Lakhs collectively, climbing to the #1 position in the series’ leaderboard standings. Rohilla bagged his first NPS gold medal in NPS#24 Thursday Mega Rally for 2.77 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Rony Chowdhury (2nd for 2.82 Lakhs).

Nitin Rawat lapped up his second FTS silver medallion in FTS#27, banking 2.35 Lakhs. His stream of FT finishes has catapulted him into a commanding lead in the FTS leaderboard race.

Shagun Jain (Won NPS #26 PLO Slam Dunk for 1.94 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha (Won NPS #27 SPRINT for 1.65 Lakhs), and ‘Dr19sidhu’ (Won NPS #23 Relay 6-Max for 94,824) won the other NPS titles of the day.

Nitin Arora was the last player standing in PokerStars India’s Highroller and won 1.54 Lakhs. He struck a three-way deal with Rishab Malik (2nd for 1.56 Lakhs) and Anurag Srivastava (3rd for 1.56 Lakhs).

Young Gun Siddharth Karia, Gurpal Singh, Mohit Kumar Singh (two titles), Ram Kakkar, Abhiroop Gupta, Siddharth Kumar, Nitesh Mallanar, Nitin Gupta, and Clinton Tavares won the other Thursday marquees.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Heading towards the finish line, FTS 4.0 had four events running on Thursday.

FTS #28 – Monster Stack – 55 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 286

Re-entries – 97

Rebuys – 166

Prize Pool – 55,00,000

Places Paid – 55

Young Gun Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani has a knack for doing well at flagship tournaments. Following thorough on his smashing run at the IOPC Jan 2022 series, the BTR Staking founder became the eighth player to book his seat in the 10 Lakhs GTD FTS The Masters Table after taking down Spartan Poker’s 55 Lakhs GTD FTS #28 – Monster Stack for 10.67 Lakhs, and the FTS gold medallion. The two-time Sunday Special PKO winner Mahesh ‘mariokart’ Shyamsundar collected a career-best 6.76 Lakhs in second place.

The former IOPC – Legends & IOPC – High Roller champion, Chutani, came close to winnings a second FTS medallion in FTS #29. He eventually finished runner-up to Mohammad Azhar, scoring 3.38 Lakhs.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #28 – Monster Stack for 10.67 Lakhs

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #29 for 3.38 Lakhs

> 45th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#25 Deepstack Championship (7-Max) for 27,288

Sahil Chutani made away with a jaw-dropping 14.32 Lakhs last night (his third seven-figure haul this year). The cash game pro`s impressive Thursday run has made him the second player after Young Gun Anuj Yadav (Chutani’s fellow coach at BTR staking) to cross the “1 Crore” mark in annual scores. He has also jumped up two places to #2 on the annual leaderboard rankings.

Sahil Chutani`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.59 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.43 Crores | Annual Winnings: 1.01 Crores | Ranked #2 in the Annual Winnings Leaderboard | Ranked #1 in Annual Profits | Titles Won in 2022: #3

The 11,000 buy-in event logged in 549 entrants, falling one entry short of hitting its 55 Lakhs prize pool guarantee.

Sahil Chutani
Sahil Chutani

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani – 10,67,000
  2. Mahesh ‘mariokart’ Shyamsundar – 6,76,500
  3. Ground_zero – 4,88,950
  4. Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav – 3,95,450
  5. Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh – 3,12,950
  6. Navdeep ‘Psychonaut’ Sahi – 2,40,900
  7. sanapalbhar – 1,79,300
  8. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – 1,29,800

 

FTS #29 – 26 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 4,400

Entries – 330

Re-entries – 119

Rebuys – 243

Prize Pool – 27,68,000

Places Paid – 63

Wednesday’s NPS#21 PLO5 Slam Dunk runner-up finisher Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar is on a three-day winning streak! Last night, the defending NPS Main Event champion bagged the FTS Silver Medallion in Spartan Poker`s 26 Lakhs GTD FTS #29 for 5.36 Lakhs. Young Gun Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani fell one place short of winning his second FTS medallion yesterday and lapped up 3.38 Lakhs as the runner-up.

Mohammad Azhar crossed the money line in five events in total and made Day 2 in the NPS Highroller. His Thursday scorecard crossed 5.74 Lakhs. His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #29 for 5.36 Lakhs

> 26th in Adda52’s Godfather for 16,608

> 34th PokerBaazi’s NPS#24 Thursday Mega Rally for 10,123

> 31st PokerBaazi’s NPS#26 PLO Slam Dunk for 6,012

> 19th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #26 for 5947

> Made Day 2 in PokerBaazi’s NPS#30 HighRoller

Mohammad Azhar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.75 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.79 Crores| Annual Winnings: 70.01 Lakhs | Ranked #15 in the Annual Winnings Leaderboard| Titles Won in 2022: #4

The freshly-minted Adda52 Ambassador Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram ITM-ed four events for a collective 1.87 Lakhs. His ITM finishes include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #29 for 1.18 Lakhs

> 9th in PokerStars India’s Highroller for 27,175

> 40th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #28 – Monster Stack for 26,950

> 77th in NPS#25 Deepstack Championship (7-Max) for 14,213

Mohammad Azhar
Mohammad Azhar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar – 5,35,608
  2. Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani – 3,37,696
  3. 0bliviate – 2,42,200
  4. Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna – 1,92,376
  5. Siddharth ‘FLIPopotamus’ Kadel – 1,50,856
  6. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – 1,18,194
  7. Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora – 88,853
  8. Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel – 63,110

 

FTS #27 – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 374

Re-entries – 78

Rebuys – 357

Prize Pool – 12,13,500

Places Paid – 63

Nitin ‘NITINABD’ Rawat all but locked in the FTS Leaderboard title last night after taking down the 10 Lakhs GTD FTS #27 for 2.35 Lakhs, bagging his second FTS silver medallion in the process. The user ‘Ankit Ranjan’ finished runner-up for 1.48 Lakhs.

Last night’s win has pushed Rawat into an almost insurmountable lead in the standing – he now sits on 4,078 TLB points – nearly double that of his closest competitor Vikram Mishra (2,252 points)!

Nitin Rawat cashed another three events for a total take-home worth 2.69 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 74.90 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 34.51 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #6

Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel crossed the money line in three events (including two FT scores), collectively pocketing 1.72 Lakhs. His ITM finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #27 for 1.06 Lakhs

> 8th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #29 for 63,110

> 44th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #26 for 2,973

Nitin Rawat
Nitin Rawat

 

Final Table Results

  1. Nitin ‘NITINABD’ Rawat – 2,34,812
  2. Ankit Ranjan – 1,48,047
  3. Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel – 1,06,181
  4. Boudicca – 84,338
  5. Navdeep ‘Psychonaut’ Sahi – 66,136
  6. Raghav ‘Mr. Bean’ Ananth – 51,816
  7. Severide – 38,953
  8. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – 27,668

 

FTS #26 – 7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 880

Entries – 526

Re-entries – 89

Rebuys – 338

Prize Pool – 7,62,400

Places Paid – 87

The FTS 2.0 Main Event champion, Young Gun Siddharth ‘SherRun’ Karia, outlasted 952 opponents in Spartan Poker’s 7 Lakhs GTD FTS #26 to collect his third FTS Medallion (his first at the ongoing series) and a 1.46 Lakhs cash prize. Rising Star Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh placed runner-up for 90,878.

Siddharth Karia cashed in one other event, filling in 1.58 Lakhs in Thursday winnings.

Siddharth Karia
Siddharth Karia

 

Final Table Results

  1. Siddharth ‘SherRun’ Karia – 1,46,000
  2. Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh – 90,878
  3. Any1WillDo – 65,033
  4. punk_hazard – 50,318
  5. Himanshu ‘venomaster’ Aggrawal – 39,645
  6. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – 31,030
  7. raddington – 22,948
  8. Ram ‘JohnnieRunner-Runner’ Kakkar – 15,782

 

With just three days left for FTS 4.0 to wrap up, the 30 Lakhs-added FTS leaderboard race seems to have found its winner. Nitin ‘NITINABD’ Rawat (4,078 points) has taken over a commanding lead in the standing, with Vikram ‘MentalScience’ Mishra (2,252 points) and Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav (2,219 points) a very distant #2 and #3 in the rankings.

FTS 4.0 Leaderboard Standings After Day 7

RankPlayerPoints
1Nitin 'NITINABD' Rawat4,078
2Vikram 'MentalScience' Mishra2,252
3Anuj 'tittooTauji' Yadav2,219
4Rahul 'Vasili Arkipov' Lal1,868
5Siddharth 'FLIPopotamus' Kadel1,799
6Rajat 'NoPrisoners' Sharma1,713
7Sahil '$lim$hady19' Chutani1,691
8Archit 'Archit789' Saraogi1,640
9Sanat 'orhem3001' Mehrotra1,634
10Arun 'vazharmorghulis' Sriram1,620

 

PokerBaazi

While the FTS 4.0 is near the finish line, PokerBaazi`s National Poker Series is just warming up with another 10 days of action left to unfold. Day 5 of the NPS had seven events running, and five of them ended up awarding NPS medals.

NPS#25 Deepstack Championship (7-Max) – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 8,250

Entries – 387

Re-entries – 371

Prize Pool – 56,85,000

Places Paid – 90

PokerBaazi’s Thursday showstopper, 25 Lakhs GTD NPS#25 (7-Max) Deepstack Championship, blew its advertised guarantee to smithereens. The 8 PM flagship logged in 758 entries generating a 56.85 Lakhs prize pool.

The former The Millionaire champion Rohan ‘likeaboss85’ Bhasin was the last player standing and won the prestigious NPS gold medal and the hefty 10.29 Lakhs cash prize.

NPS#14 Tuesday Tee-Off winner Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia came within touching distance to grab his second NPS gold medal in three days. He settled for the NPS silver medal and 7.21 Lakhs in prize money. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.28 Crores | Lifetime Profit: 73.31 Lakhs

Rohan Bhasin
Rohan Bhasin

 

Final Table Results

  1. Rohan ‘likeaboss85’ Bhasin – 10,28,985
  2. Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia – 7,21,427
  3. Sriharsha ‘ivey2’ Doddapaneni – 4,65,033
  4. Shardul ‘duuurrrr’ Parthasarathi – 3,43,943
  5. Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi – 2,57,531
  6. Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo – 2,08,071
  7. Piyush ‘aero Jain – 1,72,256

 

NPS#24 Thursday Mega Rally – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 463

Re-entries – 492

Prize Pool – 19,10,000

Places Paid – 117

Fitness enthusiast and the occasional poker streamer, Gautam ‘M8a7 ‘Rohilla, claimed his first NPS gold medal last night after winning PokerBaazi`s 15 Lakhs GTD NPS #24 Thursday Mega Rally for 2.77 Lakhs. He struck a heads-up deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘bisadip176’ Chowdhury (2nd for 2.82 Lakhs).

Gautam Rohilla collectively added 3.93 Lakhs on the back of three deep runs in different NPS marquees, storming his way to the #1 position in the NPS leaderboard standings. His ITM finishes include:

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#25 Deepstack Championship for 76,179

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#26 PLO Slam Dunk for 39,078

> 93rd in PokerBaazi’s NPS#23 Relay for 1,162

Gautam Rohilla’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.48 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 13.78 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Gautam Rohilla
Gautam Rohilla

 

Final Table Results

  1. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – 2,76,846*
  2. Rony ‘bisadip176’ Chowdhury – 2,82,211*
  3. vanillaice21 – 1,49,362
  4. tiltplay – 1,10,398
  5. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – 82,321
  6. Aquib ‘Cavallino’ Ansari – 66,659
  7. Neelakantan ‘difsripp007’ Murali – 55,199
  8. Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik – 43,930

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

NPS#27 SPRINT – 7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 643

Re-entries – 669

Prize Pool – 13,12,000

Places Paid – 144

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha added the prestigious NPS gold medal to his name after an impressive late-night sprint in PokerBaazi`s 7 Lakhs GTD NPS #27 SPRINT. The MTT pro from Chandigarh lapped up 1.65 Lakhs in prize money after striking a three-way deal with Tanay ‘TanayParekh’ Parekh (2nd for 1.66 Lakhs) and Eva ‘Nomercy24’ D (3rd for 1.44 Lakhs).

Arjanveer Singh Chadha posted another three ITM finishes, collectively adding approx 2.23 Lakhs. He even made Day 2 in the NPS HighRoller via Qualifier 2.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 9.72 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.44 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4 | Annual Winnings: 70.02 Lakhs | Ranked #14 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings | Finished #5 in the 2021 Leaderboard Standings

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

Final Table Results

  1. Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha – 1,65,118*
  2. Tanay ‘TanayParekh’ Parekh – 1,66,319*
  3. Eva ‘Nomercy24’ D – 1,43,769*
  4. mo7art – 74,259
  5. vtvishal – 55,366
  6. Sreeharsha ‘yUDdam’ Boneni – 44,739
  7. Atul ‘atulkhurana’ Khurana – 37,261
  8. Prabhat ‘prabhat2810’ Kumar – 29,651

*denotes a three-way deal

 

NPS #26 PLO Slam Dunk – 6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 205

Re-entries – 296

Prize Pool – 10,02,000

Places Paid – 63

The former Game Changer 2.0 and The Millionaire champion, Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain, is now an NPS gold medallist. The MTT beast from Jaipur beat out a 501-entry field in the 6 Lakhs GTD NPS #26 PLO Slam Dunk, scoring a 1.94 Lakhs payday and his first NPS gold medal. The first-ever IOPC – The Crown champion Harshit’ Harshit114′ Sanghi collected the NPS silver medal and 1.36 Lakhs in prize money.

Shagun Sogani also ITM’ed PokerStars India’s Highroller (13th for 19,810).

Shagun Jain
Shagun Jain

 

Final Table Results

  1. Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain – 1,94,689
  2. Harshit ‘Harshit114’ Sanghi – 1,36,472
  3. Bhumi’ bossyyyy’ Sanket Shah – 87,775
  4. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – 64,930
  5. Sanjay ‘Sanju876′ Bharti – 48,697
  6. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – 39,078

 

NPS#23 Relay (6-Max) – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 550

Entries – 650

Re-entries – 803

Prize Pool – 7,26,500

Places Paid – 144

The user, ‘Dr19sidhu’ came out on top in the 5 Lakhs GTD NPS #23 Relay (6-Max), picking up a 94,824 cash prize and the NPS gold medal. They chopped the title heads-up with Snehil ‘snehil99’ Aggarwal (2nd for 1.12 Lakhs).

Final Table Results

  1. Dr19sidhu – 94,824*
  2. Snehil ‘snehil99’ Aggarwal – 1,12,809*
  3. Sumeet ‘Sumitsingh199’ Rajpurohit – 55,505
  4. sundar1234 – 41,120
  5. strangerme – 30,658
  6. raosantosh – 24,774

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

NPS Highroller Qualifier 2 – 1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – 16,500

Entries – 137

Re-entries – 143

Survivors – 39

Qualifier 2 of the 1 Crore GTD NPS Highroller recorded a 280-entry field, and only 39 made the Day 2 cut after the stipulated 27 levels of play.

Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik (313,000) emerged as the end-of-day chip leader, with Young Gun Shardul ‘duuurrrr’ Parthasarathi (264,000) and Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna (250,000) carrying forward the other top stacks.

The 16,500 buy-in High Roller registered 602 entries across its two starting flights (Qualifier 1 – 322 and Qualifier 2 – 280), falling 9.70 Lakhs short of the listed guarantee.

The 83 survivors (Qualifier 1 – 44 and Qualifier 2 – 39) will converge for Day 2 at 7:30 PM tonight.

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Qualifier 2

  1. Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik – 313,000
  2. Shardul ‘duuurrrr’ Parthasarathi – 264,000
  3. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – 250,000
  4. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – 212,000
  5. Saurabh ‘twister’ Rohila – 211,000
  6. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – 201,000
  7. IMUNAGI – 195,000
  8. Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar – 192,000
  9. Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar – 164,000
  10. dg2793 – 150,000

 

NPS Value Mine Qualifier 5 – 50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 184

Re-entries – 130

Survivors – 45

The 50 Lakhs GTD NPS Value Mine was the other multi-flight NPS event that ran a starting flight on Thursday. Qualifier 5 of the event ran from 5:30 PM to 9:01 PM, and 45 players from a 314-entry field made it across to Day 2.

Ankit ‘Psycorp’ Bajaj (279,000), Sanjay ‘smr1g10’ Mohan (269,000), and Eva ‘Nomercy24’ D (247,000) topped the day-end chip counts.

Arjun ‘CR7Fever’ Bharadwaj (235,000), Vaibhav ‘vane_shado’ Temani (191,000), Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj (188,000), Archit ‘architbl’ Saraogi (165,000), and Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Jha (165,000) were others who made the top 10 list.

Ankit Bajaj
Ankit Bajaj

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Qualifier 5

  1. Ankit ‘Psycorp’ Bajaj – 279,000
  2. Sanjay ‘smr1g10’ Mohan – 269,000
  3. Eva ‘Nomercy24’ D – 247,000
  4. Arjun ‘CR7Fever’ Bharadwaj – 235,000
  5. Vaibhav ‘vane_shado’ Temani – 191,000
  6. Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj – 188,000
  7. Archit ‘architbl’ Saraogi – 165,000
  8. Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Subham – 165,000
  9. asg9966 – 163,000
  10. janspeed – 153,000

 

Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla (5,724 points) has laddered up to the #1 position in the NPS leaderboard standings on the back of his applause-worthy run yesterday. The race is still wide open with Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni (5,078 points) and the defending NPS Main Event and leaderboard champion, Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar (4,992 points), in hot pursuit.

NPS Leaderboard Standings After Day 5

RankPlayerPoints
1Gautam 'M8a7' Rohilla5,724
2Kunal 'VasooliChacha' Patni5,078
3Mohammad 'chandlerbing' Azhar4,992
4Rohit 'ChubbyGhost' Begwani4,870
5Shagun 'sogani22' Jain4,851
6Rishab 'ryuk' Malik4,757
7Bhanu 'Chennaino1' Prakash K C4,530
8Vishal 'dilbaghsingh' Tulsyan4,360
9Dhaval 'Faizal1506' Doshi4,353
10Shubham 'bakchod' Agarwal4,253

‘asid5’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 56,200), and ‘Anirudhharora’ (Won SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for 37,980) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Highroller – 9 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 7,700

Entries – 69

Re-entries – 54

Prize Pool – 9,00,000

Places Paid – 15

Nitin ‘Checkshoveit’ Arora trounced past 122 other players in PokerStars India’s 9 Lakhs GTD Highroller to win 1.54 Lakhs. He stuck a three-way deal with Rishab ‘NoChan(3’ Malik (2nd for 1.56 Lakhs) and Anurag ‘GutshotHaiBro’ Srivastava (3rd for