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Wednesday reigned in an eventful day of MTT action with PokerStars India awarding another 11 Summer Series titles.
The day`s top scorer was the former Two-of-a-Kind winner Ghanshyam Tripathi, who championed Spartan Poker’s Destiny for the second time, netting ₹7.92 Lakhs. Sanket Arora came second for ₹4.87 Lakhs.
PokerStars India`s “Star of the Month” – February Armaan Kochhar came out on top in Adda52’s Maverick for the second time, winning ₹2.81 Lakhs.
The March The Millionaire champion PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj banked his fourth title of the year in PokerStars India’s Summer Series-17 “Night on Stars” to collect ₹2.26 Lakhs.
The ranked #1 player of the year, Manish Lakhotia, placed runner-up in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹1.88 Lakhs, with ‘Lucif3rr‘ winning the title for a personal-best ₹2.69 Lakhs.
Rohit Mishra, Kunal Patni, Aditya Singh, Abhiroop Gupta, Clinton Tavares, Ashish Garg, Bharath Kumar, Abhishek Sonu, Vasu Ramanan, and Umesh Sharma were the other prominent winners of the day.
Here are the Wednesday highlights!
Like all the weekday flagships on Spartan Poker so far this week, Destiny ran with a slightly reduced ₹28 Lakhs prize pool guarantee last night, a ₹1 Lakh reduction over last week. However, the ₹5,500 entry buy-in event ended up posting a whopping ₹30.45 Lakhs prize pool from an entry-field of 609 participants. Starting at 8 PM, the event ended at 4:09 AM with the former Two-of-a-Kind champion Ghanshyam ‘Tiger10’ Tripathi walking away with his second Destiny title and a ₹7.92 Lakhs payday. Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora secured the runner-up cash prize of ₹4.87 Lakhs.
Ghanshyam Tripathi had won the Destiny for the first time in October 2018 for ₹6.62 Lakhs. He now sits atop ₹2.3 Crores in recorded earnings on Spartan Poker (₹89.25 Lakhs in site profits). He also became the ninth player to book a seat in the Destiny 19.0 SnG Finale set for June 13 (9 PM).
The Destiny runner-up finisher Sanket Arora posted two more scores, raking in close to ₹5.07 Lakhs through the day. He now boasts ₹3.78 Crores in lifetime winnings (₹91.12 Lakhs in net profits).
Like Destiny, Spartan Poker`s Wednesday Vibes also offered a slightly reduced ₹8.50 Lakhs guarantee than last week. The event registered 660 entries, collecting ₹9.90 Lakhs in the prize pool. The anonymous user ‘OldDogNewTricks’ shipped the tourney to win ₹1.90 Lakhs, besting PokerStars India`s “Star of the Month“ – December Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar (runner-up for ₹1.22 Lakhs) in the heads-up play. ‘OldDogNewTricks’ improved his Spartan Poker winnings to ₹11.25 Lakhs.
Gangwar posted four more ITM finishes yesterday, including a runner-up score worth ₹19,188 in PokerStars India’s Summer Series-20 Deep Hyper. With ₹1.63 Lakhs in Wednesday winnings, his lifetime earnings touched ₹79.01 Lakhs (₹33.89 Lakhs in net profits).
Day 2 of PokerStars India`s inaugural Summer Series awarded another 11 titles. The day`s headliner, the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Summer Series-17 Night on Stars, had to fill in ₹94,000 in overlays after 316 challengers bought in for ₹3,850. The 7:30 PM event got in the books at 3:40 AM today with PokerGuru Ambassador & The Millionaire – March champion, Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj, coming out on top to win ₹2.26 Lakhs.
This was Vishal Bajaj’s fourth title of the year and his second time winning the Night on Stars title. His lifetime earnings have crossed ₹2.65 Crores (₹80.58 Lakhs in net profits).
The first-ever WPT Vietnam Main Event champion Dhaval ‘BithBecool’ Mudgal placed runner-up for ₹1.69 Lakhs. He also FT-ed PokerBaazi’s The Pride, securing the eighth-place cash prize worth ₹35,868. Mudgal now has ₹3.19 Crores in lifetime winnings and ₹96.15 Lakhs in net profits (excluding PokerStars India stats).
The banker turned poker pro Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni shipped the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Summer Series-19 Deepstack for ₹99,190, topping 197 entries. Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker77’ Parakh finished runner-up for ₹76,050. The ₹2,750 entry buy-in tourney logged in 197 contestants, and the top 23 places made it in the money.
Kunal Patni is currently ranked 17th in the annual leaderboard standings with ₹1.24 Crores in reported winnings in 2021. Stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.53 Crores
‘pokergod576’ (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Summer Series-15 Total KO 100% for ₹82,265), Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Summer Series-22 Ultrasonic for ₹52,012), Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Summer Series-20 Deep Hyper for ₹40,617), Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Summer Series-12 Afternoon on Stars for ₹39,080), ‘kidwithim’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Summer Series-14 4-Max for ₹24,270), Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Summer Series-18 Primetime Grind for ₹23,363), Umesh ‘dhondu.chilll’ Sharma (Won ₹35K GTD Summer Series-13 4-Max PKO for ₹12,912), ‘Er.sahab’ (Won ₹25K GTD Summer Series-21 PL Omaha for ₹11,776), and ‘gauravboi’ (Won ₹40K GTD Summer Series-16 Bounty Builder for ₹10,790) took down the other Summer Series titles on Wednesday.
Summer Series Leaderboard Standings After Day 2
|1||Anirban 'nocluewho' D Das||400|
|2||Akshay 'LalaSaab' Kapoor||390|
|3||Clinton 'Clinton Tavares' Tavares||320|
|4||Tapan 'tweedu_taps' Mansotra||290|
|5||Bharath 'hzgod' Kumar||275|
PokerBaazi’s Wednesday marquee, The Pride, registered 366 entries, and 45 places got paid a share from the ₹12.81 Lakhs prize pool. After seven hours and ten minutes of play, ‘Lucif3rr’ outlasted the competition, including the #1 ranked player of 2021, Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (runner-up for ₹1.88 Lakhs), to collect a personal-best ₹2.69 Lakhs.
The two-time Millionaire champion, Manish Lakhotia, made it in the money in four other events to collect ₹2.13 Lakhs overall. With over ₹1.99 Crores in annual winnings, he is almost assured to be the first player to cross the ₹2 Crore mark this year.
Manish Lakhotia’s Stats: Annual Winnings – ₹1.99 Crores | Annual Profits – ₹71+ Lakhs | Lifetime Winnings – ₹7.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits – ₹2.65 Crores
Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost DST for ₹75,390), Abhiroop ‘Daniel90’ Gupta (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Night DST for ₹53,020), ‘saketshah’ (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Turbo for ₹49,450), ‘pingu’ (anonymity requested) (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Afternoon DST for ₹47,620), and Ashish ‘goodpoker68’ Garg (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO Boost Monster for ₹47,620) won the other marquees on the site.
Adda52`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick pulled in a massive 732-entry field, and 82 places got a piece of the ₹16.72 Lakhs prize pool. PokerStars India`s “Star of the Month” – February Armaan ‘tandavam’ Kochhar walked away with the lion`s share of the prize money worth ₹2.81 Lakhs after striking a three-way deal with Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta (runner-up for ₹2.74 Lakhs) and ‘wazza92’ (3rd for ₹2.42 Lakhs).
This is the second time the former Destiny champion Armaan Kochhar has lifted the Maverick trophy. In October 2020, he had championed the Maverick for the first time for ₹3.08 Lakhs. Known for putting in insane volume in MTTs, Kochhar cashed in seven more events, working up a cumulative ₹3.22 Lakhs in Wednesday winnings. Stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.72 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹94.72 Lakhs
The Maverick runner-up finisher Mohit Mehta had a field day on Adda52 last night with a deep run in the La Luna as well. He placed fifth in the 9:30 PM marquee for ₹31,968, collectively earning ₹3.05 Lakhs last night.
The ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna logged in 339 runners to collect ₹5.56 Lakhs in the prize pool (almost 40% more than its listed guarantee). The field whittled down to a heads-up showdown between Rohit ‘rohit22rm’ Mishra & Sumit ‘sumit4game’ Saurav. The more experienced Mishra prevailed, winning his first tourney title of the year for ₹1.39 Lakhs. Sumit Saurav received ₹84,228 for his runner-up finish.
Rohit Mishra`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.11 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 35.16 Lakhs
The other Wednesday winners were:
|Player||Prize Amount||Event||Poker Site|
|Rohit ‘rohit22rm’ Mishra||₹1.38 Lakhs||La Luna ₹5 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|DoronKavilio||₹93,896||Monster Stack ₹4 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|pokergod576||₹82,265||Summer Series-15 Total KO 100% ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|Aditya 'konstantin' Singh||₹75,390||6-Max Holdem BOOST DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez||₹60,372||Afternoon Adda ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|Abhiroop 'Daniel90' Gupta||₹53,020||Night DST ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Clinton Traves||₹52,012||Summer Series-22 Ultrasonic ₹2 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|saketshah||₹49,450||Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy||₹49,391||Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|nirmal512||₹43,725||Mega Freeze ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Ashish 'goodpoker68' Garg||₹42,030||PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar||₹40,617||Summer Series-20 Deep Hyper ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu||₹39,080||Summer Series-12 Afternoon on Stars ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|candy1692||₹28,104||Epic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|kidwithim||₹24,270||Summer Series-14 4-Max ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerStars India|
|Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan||₹23,363||Summer Series-18 Primetime Grind ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerStars India|
|nazgul||₹20,760||Wednesday PLO ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerDangal|
|ishtpreet92||₹13,218||Evening Adda ₹50K GTD||Adda52|
|Umesh ‘dhondu.chilll’ Sharma||₹12,912||Summer Series-13 4-Max PKO ₹35K GTD||PokerStars India|
|Er.sahab||₹11,776||Summer Series-21 PL Omaha ₹25K GTD||PokerStars India|
|gauravboi||₹10,790||Summer Series-16 Bounty Builder ₹40K GTD||PokerStars India|
|Hardik240711||₹10,750||6 Feet Under ₹25K GTD PLO Deepstack||Khelo365|
Destiny ₹28 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹5,500
Entries – 257
Re-entries – 125
Rebuys – 227
Prize Pool – ₹30,45,000
Places Paid – 50
Spartan Poker’s Wednesday flagship, Destiny, enjoyed a smashing first outing in June, with a 609-entry field all but obliterating the ₹28 Lakhs prize pool guarantee. The top 50 places got paid from the ₹30.45 Lakhs kitty.
Spartan Poker regular and last Saturday’s Mukkamar third-place finisher Ghanshyam ‘Tiger10’ Tripathi raced past the competition to claim the mammoth ₹7.92 Lakhs up-top. Last week’s ReCharge champion Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora placed runner-up for ₹4.87 Lakhs.
Ghanshyam Tripathi had won the Destiny for the first time in October 2018 for ₹6.62 Lakhs. He now boasts ₹2.30 Crores in recorded earnings on Spartan Poker (₹89.25 Lakhs in site profits) and is the ninth player to book a seat in the Destiny 19.0 SnG Finale.
Devvrat ‘devvrat89’ Himatsingka (3rd for ₹2.82 Lakhs), seasoned pro Raman ‘tathagat’ Gujral (4th for ₹2.01 Lakhs), Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar (5th for ₹1.28 Lakhs), Neeraj ‘Jannat52’ Kumar (6th for ₹1.07 Lakhs), Sandeep ‘PS_Sunshine’ Singh (7th for ₹72,125), the most recent The Millionaire runner-up finisher Akshay ‘SickRun’ Gupta (8th for ₹66,990) also FT-ed the tourney.
Final Table Results
Maverick ₹15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹2,500
Entries – 354
Re-entries – 381
Prize Pool – ₹16,72,132
Places Paid – 82
Adda52`s Wednesday headliner, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick, logged in 735 entries collecting a prize pool worth ₹16.72 Lakhs. It was 4.32 AM on the tournament clock when the proceedings wrapped up after the three remaining finalists shook hands on a deal.
Armaan ‘tandavam’ Kochhar walked away with the title and ₹2.81 Lakhs. Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta (runner-up for ₹2.74 Lakhs) and ‘wazza92’ (3rd for ₹2.42 Lakhs) banked the other top payouts.
For Kochhar, this was his second time winning the Maverick title. He had last won the tourney in October last year for ₹3.07 Lakhs. With multiple FT finishes last night, Kochhar raked in ₹3.22 Lakhs overall, crossing ₹4.72 Crores in lifetime earnings.
The Maverick runner-up finisher, Mohit Mehta, made it to the FT of the other Adda52 marquee as well, the La Luna, placing fifth for ₹31,968. His total Wednesday winnings tallied up to ₹3.05 Lakhs, getting him to ₹1.76 Crores in lifetime winnings.
Sanish ‘sanish21’ Chhabra (4th for ₹1.10 Lakhs), Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik (6th for ₹53,508), and Kritagya ‘kritagya_17’ Sharma (8th for ₹31,770) also FT-ed the tourney.
Final Table Results
*denotes a heads-up deal
Summer Series-17 Night on Stars ₹12 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India
Buy-in – ₹3,850
Entries – 171
Re-entries – 145
Prize Pool – ₹12,00,000
Places Paid – 39
The primetime headliner on Day 2 of PokerStars India`s ongoing Summer Series was the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Summer Series-17 Night on Stars featuring a ₹3,850 entry buy-in. The 7:30 PM event registered 316 entrants filling in ₹94,000 in overlays, and the top 39 places finished ITM.
After more than eight hours of gameplay, PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj was the last player standing. He won ₹2.26 Lakhs in what can be described as a much-deserved win, as his heads-up opponent was the seasoned MTT pro Dhaval ‘BithBecool’ Mudgal (runner-up for ₹1.69 Lakhs).
The FT was a star-studded one comprising regs like Summer Series-19 Deepstack champion Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni (5th for ₹70,733), PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘[email protected]’ Arya (6th for ₹52,920), Young Gun`s Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover (7th for ₹39,593) and Sanat ‘durrsanta’ Mehrotra (8th for ₹29,622), and PokerStars India regular Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu (9th for ₹22,162).
Final Table Results
The Pride ₹10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi
Buy-in – ₹3,850
Entries – 201
Re-entries – 165
Prize Pool – ₹12,81,000
Places Paid – 45
PokerBaazi’s The Pride crushed its ₹10 Lakhs guarantee with 366 entries generating a ₹12.81 Lakhs prize pool.
It took seven hours and 10 minutes for the mystery user ‘Lucif3rr’ to claim the title and top prize of ₹2.69 Lakhs, while two-time Millionaire champion Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia placing second for ₹1.88 Lakhs.
The champion now has ₹3.12 Lakhs in recorded winnings on PokerBaazi.
The current frontrunner on the annual leaderboard, Manish Lakhotia, is almost assured to be the first player to cross the ₹2 Crore mark this year, with a little over ₹10K separating him from hitting that milestone.
PokerGuru Ambassador Tathagata ‘Tintin84’ Sengupta (3rd for ₹1.21 Lakhs), Pranay ‘5pranay’ Chaudhry (4th for ₹89,670), the “₹7 Crore Club” member Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani (5th for ₹67,253), Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (6th for ₹53,802), and Night on Stars runner-up finisher Dhaval ‘Rehab77’ Mudgal (8th for ₹35,870) also FT-ed the tourney.
Final Table Results
Wednesday Vibes ₹8.50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹1,650
Entries – 310
Re-entries – 101
Rebuys – 249
Prize Pool – ₹9,90,000
Places Paid – 55
Spartan Poker has been reducing the tournament guarantees but receiving better turnouts. The trend repeated itself in the ₹8.50 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes that recorded 660 total participants – a significant improvement over the 620 entries last Wednesday. Needless to say, the advertised guarantee was blown away, with 55 places catching a piece of the ₹9.90 Lakhs prize pool.
After almost eight hours of intense action, the mystery player ‘OldDogNewTricks’ walked away with the title and ₹1.90 Lakhs in prize money. Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar raked in ₹1.22 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.
Siddharth Gangwar has been on a heater since last week. He had won Destiny last week for an impressive ₹6.78 Lakhs and followed that up by taking down House Party three days later for ₹1.21 Lakhs.
Gangwar made it in the money in five events last night for ₹1.63 Lakhs in total earnings. His biggest score outside the Wednesday Vibes was a second-place finish in PokerStars India’s Summer Series-20 Deep Hyper ₹19,188. Stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹79.01 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹33.89 Lakhs.
Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia (4th for ₹71,181), Monday’s The Big Show runner-up finisher PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘deranzzdd’ Arya (6th for ₹43,362), and last week`s The Elite third-place finisher Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj (8th for ₹23,364) also FT-ed the tourney.
Final Table Results
Summer Series-19 Deepstack ₹5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India
Buy-in – ₹2,750
Entries – 123
Re-entries – 74
Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000
Places Paid – 23
Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni outlasted the 197-entry field in PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Summer Series-19 Deepstack to win ₹99,190. He also finished fifth in the “Night on Stars” for ₹70,733.
Kunal Patni is currently ranked 17th in the annual leaderboard standings with ₹1.24 Crores in recorded winnings this year. Stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.53 Crores
Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker77’ Parakh placed runner-up for ₹76,050.
Sanjeeta ‘realkidpoker92’ Kumari (4th for ₹44,707), Sreekanth ‘LaganaHiToHai’ Narayan (6th for ₹26,281), Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar (8th for ₹15,449), and Aditya ‘ukid767’ Singh (9th for ₹11,845) also FT-ed the tourney.
Final Table Results
La Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹1,800
Entries – 165
Re-entries – 174
Prize Pool – ₹5,55,967
Places Paid – 34
Rohit ‘rohit22rm’ Mishra was the last player standing in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna. He raced past the 339 entry field to win the lion`s share of the ₹5.55 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹1.39 Lakhs and his first tourney title of the year. Sumit ‘sumit4game’ Saurav came second for ₹84,228.
Rohit Mishra presently boasts ₹3.11 Crore in lifetime online winnings.
Known commentator Sharad ‘zimbawe’ Haridasan (3rd for ₹61,156), Akansha ‘akanshasehgal’ Sehgal (4th for ₹46,423), and the Maverick runner-up finisher Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta (5th for ₹31,968) also FT-ed the tourney.
6-Max Holdem BOOST DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi
Buy-in – ₹1,100
Entries – 175
Re-entries – 184
Prize Pool – ₹3,59,000
Places Paid – 45
PokerBaazi’s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem BOOST DST once again hit 2X its guarantee with 359 entries generating a whopping ₹3.59 Lakhs prize pool.
The latest Sunday Superstack champion and Tuesday’s Summer Series-06 Sixth Sense runner-up finisher, Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh, emerged as the victor, netting a ₹75,390 top prize. ‘bigfish12’ finished runner-up for ₹52,773.
This was the fourth time Aditya Singh has won the 6-Max Holdem BOOST title.
Singh also placed ninth in PokerStars India’s Summer Series-19 Deepstack for ₹11,845, pushing his lifetime winnings past the ₹1 Crore milestone (₹1.01 Crores excluding his PokerStars India stats).
Wednesday PLO ₹1 Lakh GTD – PokerDangal
Buy-in – ₹660
Entries – 99
Re-entries – 74
Prize Pool – ₹1,03,800
Places Paid – 27
The anonymous user ‘nazgul’ shipped PokerDangal’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Wednesday PLO to win ₹20,760. ‘777Grkrn777’ finished runner-up for ₹15,570.
6 Feet Under ₹25K GTD PLO Deepstack – Khelo365
Buy-in – ₹550
Entries – 30
Re-entries – 13
Prize Pool – ₹25,000
Places Paid – 5
Khelo365 user ‘Hardik240711’ was the last player standing in the ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack and won ₹10,750.
This report was updated at 8 PM on 03.6.2021.
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