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Daily Majors: Saransh Garg, Raghav Chauhan, Anuj Yadav, Vivek Singh & Vishal Bajaj Rake in the Top Scores on Wednesday

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  • RUPAM THAKUR September 29, 2022
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Wednesday witnessed another electrifying day of online action, and Spartan Poker’s India Turbo Masters 2.0 was once again the driving force that kept the tempo in top gear!

The freshly-minted The Millionaire champion Saransh Garg took the ITM tourneys by storm last night, cashing three of them for almost 7.20 Lakhs (overall) and crossing 1 Crore in online profits. He banked the day’s single-largest score worth 6.38 Lakhs in Spartan Poker’s ITM #37 Wednesday Big, winning his second ITM tournament in four days. PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek Singh (2nd for 4.31 Lakhs) and Aditya Singh (3rd for 2.80 Lakhs) locked in podium finishes.

The day`s biggest guaranteed tournament, Spartan Poker`s ITM #36 Wednesday Supersonic, ended in a heads-up deal b/w the mystery reg VishalAlicent HightowerTulsyan (1st for 4.66 Lakhs) and the #1 ranked player of the year Young Gun Anuj Yadav (2nd for 4.61 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj makes the headlines for the third time this week. A day after missing out on the ITM #30 Tuesday Big title and three days after championing the ITM #18 Blizzard, Bajaj nailed Adda52’s Maverick for 3.82 Lakhs (won 3.91 Lakhs overall).

Snehil Aggarwal kept his September heater going by shipping Spartan Poker’s ITM #38 DST for 2.46 Lakhs. Akshat Sharma finished runner-up for 1.57 Lakhs.

Shakti Soni (Won ITM #35 Hyper for 62,880), Anant Malik (Won ITM #33 Hyper 5-Max for 63,450), ‘Scud’ (Won ITM #34 Multi-Entry Turbo for 48,510), and Sameer Sharma (Won ITM #34 PLO 4 Bounty for 38,984) won the other India Turbo Masters tournaments on Wednesday.

Sandy Lamba shipped PokerBaazi`s The Pride for the second time last night for 2.06 Lakhs, winning his first title in almost seven months. Lamba won his entry into the event through a ₹165 buy-in satellite and ended up chopping the top prize three-way with ‘intervntion’ (anonymity requested) (2nd for 2.02 Lakhs) & yesterday`s breakout winner Raghav Chauhan (3rd for 1.86 Lakhs).

The lawyer turned poker pro Armaan Kochhar conquered PokerStars India’s Night on Stars, winning the mid-week marquee for the second time for 1.01 Lakhs. Deepesh Raka collected 77,285 as the runner-up.

The ranked #4 in the POY standings, Young Gun Arsh Grover, unlocked a significant benchmark after his Wednesday grind. He ITM-ed two events for 1.05 Lakhs in net winnings, becoming the third player on our tracked database after Gaurav Sood & Ashish Ahuja to cross 12 Crores in recorded online earnings.

Aman Chouhan, Sanish Chhabra, Kaleem Pasha, Rajneesh Thakur, Kamlesh Raul, Sandeep Varma RS, Sankalp Marwah, and Aabhas Bandlish won the other Wednesday marquees.

Here are the Wednesday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker`s India Turbo Masters 2.0 had a cracking Wednesday lineup with seven events on the tap.

ITM #36 Wednesday Supersonic (7-Max) – ₹22 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹6,600

Entries – 215

Re-entries – 83

Rebuys – 165

Prize Pool – ₹27,78,000

Places Paid – 39

Tuesday`s biggest draw, Spartan Poker`s ₹22 Lakhs GTD ITM #36 Wednesday Supersonic, saw the 463-player starting field whittling down to a heads-up playoff b/w the mystery reg ‘Alicent Hightower‘ & the #1 ranked player of the year Young Gun Anuj Yadav.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

Last week’s Thursday High Roller fourth place finisher ‘Alicent Hightower,’ who signed up on Spartan Poker with the House of Dragons-inspired moniker just two weeks ago, ended up taking down the event for a site-best ₹4.66 Lakhs.

Anuj Yadav, chasing his first title in over five weeks, collected a comparable ₹4.61 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal, pulling ahead of the aggressive advances of Sahil Chutani in the POY race.

Sahil Chutani
Sahil Chutani

 

Alicent Hightower’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹10.26 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹6.24 Lakhs | Titles Won: #1

Anuj Yadav’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.31 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.98 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #19 | Annual Winnings: ₹3.36 Crores | Ranked #1 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #2 in Annual Profits

Anant ‘Dr.infinitipower’ Malik had a field day in the ITM marquees yesterday! He won the ITM #33 Hyper and cashed another two events for ₹2.38 Lakhs (overall), crossing ₹50 Lakhs in tracked online winnings.

Anant Malik
Anant Malik

 

His Wednesday finishes include:

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #36 Wednesday Supersonic (7-Max) for ₹1,71,403

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s ITM #33 Hyper (5-Max) for ₹63,450

> 15th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #34 Multi-Entry Turbo for ₹3,293

Anant Malik’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹52.07 Lakhs| Titles Won in 2022: #2

Raghav ‘sariyaa’ Chauhan was one of the day`s top scorers and fired up FT runs in three flagship tournaments, rounding up an impressive ₹5.03 Lakhs (overall).

His Wednesday FT finishes include:

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #37 Wednesday Big (6 Max) for ₹1,87,083

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹1,86,423

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #36 Wednesday Supersonic (7-Max) for ₹1,29,733

Raghav Chauhan’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.27 Crores| Lifetime Profits: ₹43.53 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.23 Crores

The ₹6,600 buy-in event collected a guarantee-crushing ₹27.78 Lakhs and paid out the top 39 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Alicent Hightower – ₹4,65,993*
  2. Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹4,61,304*
  3. Maddhav ‘maddhav’ Kohli – ₹2,70,855
  4. anand85 – ₹2,18,629
  5. Anant ‘Dr.infinitipower’ Malik – ₹1,71,403
  6. Raghav ‘sariyaa’ Chauhan – ₹1,29,733
  7. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – ₹95,285

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

ITM #37 Wednesday Big (6-Max) – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹16,500

Entries – 91

Re-entries – 35

Rebuys – 43

Prize Pool – ₹25,35,000

Places Paid – 17

The titles keep coming to Saransh ‘TerrorGandhi$’ Garg, and the top MTT reg made the mid-week headlines with panache. The freshly-minted The Millionaire champion took the India Turbo Masters tourneys by storm last night, cashing three of them for almost ₹7.20 Lakhs (overall), breaching ₹1 Crore in online profits.

Saransh Garg
Saransh Garg

 

His Wednesday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s ITM #37 Wednesday Big for ₹6,37,806 (his second ITM title in four days)

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #38 DST for ₹57,404

> 27th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #36 Wednesday Supersonic for ₹24,446

Saransh Garg’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.13 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.01 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #17 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.65 Crores

PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (2nd for ₹4.31 Lakhs) and Aditya ‘Ben K Rolle’ Singh (3rd for ₹2.80 Lakhs) secured podium finishes in ITM #37 Wednesday Big.

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh

 

The ₹16,500 buy-in high roller tournament collected ₹25.35 Lakhs in the prize pool and paid out 17 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Saransh ‘TerrorGandhi$’ Garg – ₹6,37,806
  2. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – ₹4,30,950
  3. Aditya ‘Ben K Rolle’ Singh – ₹2,80,118
  4. Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve – ₹2,31,953
  5. Raghav ‘sariyaa’ Chauhan – ₹1,87,083
  6. Laksh ‘b00mTilt23’ Pal Singh – ₹1,47,537

 

ITM #38 DST – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 247

Re-entries – 88

Rebuys – 173

Prize Pool – ₹12,70,000

Places Paid – 47

Snehil ‘gaurav_arsh’ Aggarwal has been on a trailblazing run this month, having already won three flagships and posting runner-up finishes in two others! He took down his maiden ITM title yesterday, outlasting a 508-player field in Spartan Poker’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD ITM #38 DST to collect ₹2.46 Lakhs.

Snehil Aggarwal
Snehil Aggarwal

 

Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma (2nd for ₹1.57 Lakhs) and ‘hutu001’ (3rd for ₹1.18 Lakhs) locked in podium finishes in the 9:30 PM tournament.

Akshat Sharma
Akshat Sharma

 

Snehil Aggarwal’s top September finishes include:

> 2nd PokerBaazi’s 1000X#28 Super Saturday for ₹3,26,310 on September 17

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Ultron for ₹2,92,594 on September 16

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹2,76,360 on September 21

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s ITM #38 DST for ₹2,45,772 on September 28

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹2,29,955 on September 20

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Rainmaker for ₹2,11,500 on September 19

Final Table Results

  1. Snehil ‘gaurav_arsh’ Aggarwal – ₹2,45,772
  2. Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma – ₹1,57,226
  3. hutu001 – ₹1,17,856
  4. Soodhukavvum – ₹95,377
  5. Sahil ‘d0nkish’ Mahboobani – ₹75,184
  6. Saransh ‘TerrorGandhi$’ Garg – ₹57,404
  7. Devendra ‘thablack’ Suthar – ₹42,164
  8. AllGhilliedUp – ₹30,988

 

Shakti ‘Allineveryone’ Soni (Won ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD ITM #35 Hyper for ₹62,880), Anant ‘Dr.Infinitipower’ Malik (Won ₹3 Lakhs GTD ITM #33 Hyper 5-Max for ₹63,450), ‘Scud’ (Won ₹3 Lakhs GTD ITM #34 Multi-Entry Turbo for ₹48,510), and Sameer ‘Hakuna matata’ Sharma (Won ₹3 Lakhs GTD ITM #34 PLO 4 Bounty for ₹38,984) won the other India Turbo Masters titles on Wednesday.

 

India Turbo Masters 2.0 Leaderboard Standings – Day 6

The top order in the India Turbo Masters 2.0 leaderboard standings kept the status quo yesterday. Vikhyat ‘super Saiyan’ Ahlawat (4,445 points) is still the frontrunner in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD leaderboard race and holds a significant lead over Sushant ‘kalkiyug’ Sirohi (3,045 points) and Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (2,666 points)!

RankPlayerPoint
1Vikhyat 'super Saiyan' Ahlawat4,445
2Sushant 'kalkiyug' Sirohi3,045
3Karan 'Majestic' Radia2,666
4Neeraj 'UnsafeChoice' Kumar2,579
5Alok 'ALOK.' Pawar2,533
6Manish ‘Khatidragon’ Jangid2,314
7Ketan 'Godparticle' Sengar2,294
8pin2chem2,213
9Ravi 'Rvjain91' Jain2,212
10Alicent Hightower2,145

 

‘Skyfall77’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Night Rider for ₹46,848), ‘Forestwow^’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for ₹23,131), and ‘Win55’ (Won ₹50K GTD The Centurion for ₹10,408) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The Pride – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 179

Re-entries – 197

Prize Pool – ₹13,16,000

Places Paid – 45

Improving upon his third-place finish in The Big Show on Monday, Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba picked his second The Pride title on PokerBaazi last night. Lamba won his seat in the Wednesday headliner through a ₹165 satellite and ran past a field of 376 players. In the end, he struck a three-way deal before grabbing the title for ₹2.06 Lakhs – his first win in almost seven months!

Sandy Lamba
Sandy Lamba

 

intervntion’ (anonymity requested) (2nd for ₹2.02 Lakhs) and Raghav ‘raghav14082’ Chauhan (3rd for ₹1.86 Lakhs) were the other beneficiaries of the deal.

Yesterday, Lamba made another deep run in Spartan Poker`s ITM #36 Wednesday Supersonic (32nd for 19,168), raking in over ₹2.25 Lakhs altogether. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.25 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹85.90 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

The APT July 2022 – Super Highroller runner-up finisher Raghav Chauhan made a breakout Wednesday run, pulling out three FT finishes for ₹5.03 Lakhs overall!

Raghav Chauhan
Raghav Chauhan

 

His Wednesday finishes include:

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #37 Wednesday Big for ₹1,87,083

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹1,86,423

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #36 Wednesday Supersonic for ₹1,29,733

Raghav Chauhan`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.23 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹43.53 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.23 Crores

The #2 ranked player in the annual (TLB) standings, Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur, scored another huge haul, posting a title victory, and cashing five other events for ₹1.65 Lakhs in Wednesday winnings. Incidentally, Thakur bagged his career-third midnight marquee title yesterday (all three he has won this month), and this was his eighth FT appearance in the Mi this month.

Rajneesh Thakur
Rajneesh Thakur

 

His top Wednesday finishes include:

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹92,120

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s Midnight SPRINT for ₹57,771

His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹61.43 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #44 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.57 Crores | Ranked #2 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

Final Table Results

  1. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – 2,06,156*
  2. intervntion – 2,01,595*
  3. Raghav ‘raghav14082’ Chauhan – 1,86,423*
  4. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – 92,120
  5. Luciakarma – 69,090
  6. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – 55,272
  7. Ashish ‘ashish030393’ Didwania – 46,060
  8. Gurpal ‘roothless’ Singh – 36,848
  9. jyotilt – 27,636

*denotes a three-way deal

 

Daily Value Boost – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 606

Re-entries – 427

Prize Pool – ₹10,33,000

Places Paid – 161

PokerBaazi user ‘burakumao’ playing their ninth tournament on the site this year, took on a formidable 1,033-entry field in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Daily Value Boost, winning the 7:30 PM flagship for a site-best ₹1.45 Lakhs. Another relatively new MTT player on the site, ‘akgoenka’ (playing their 36th tournament), collected a site-best ₹1.41 Lakhs in second place.

Burakumao’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹1.82 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹1.20 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. burakumao – ₹1,45,043*
  2. akgoenka – ₹1,41,407*
  3. Muthukumar ‘hero1965’ Rajagopalan – ₹81,607
  4. ashish4147 – ₹57,125
  5. Srishti ’kombucha’ Negi – ₹39,771
  6. OM ‘Oppyrates’ Prakash – ₹27,788
  7. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – ₹19,317
  8. Deepak ‘sabJuwaaHai’ Choudhary – ₹13,429

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 279

Re-entries – 215

Prize Pool – ₹7,41,000

Places Paid – 63

The former Excalibur champion Aman ‘aceskings4’ Chouhan grabbed his second title of the year last night. Chouhan topped the 494-player field in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT, eventually claiming the title and the ₹1.44 Lakhs up top (his second-best finish in 2022). Sunday’s ITM #16 Sunday Supersonic and Monday’s The Big Show champion, Young Gun Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover, narrowly missed picking his third title of the week, securing a runner-up score of ₹1.01 Lakhs, with Nitin ‘Gambler42’ Rawat (3rd for ₹64,912) rounding out the three finalists.

Aman Chauhan
Aman Chauhan

 

Chouhan cashed out another event, collectively banking ₹1.47 Lakhs on Wednesday. His Wednesday scores include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1,43,976

> 23rd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for ₹2,824

His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹47.81 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: 2

His Wednesday grind marked a significant milestone for Arsh Grover, currently ranked #4 on the 2022 POY standings. Grover picked up ₹1.05 Lakhs in Wednesday winnings, becoming the third player on our tracked database after Young Gun Gaurav Sood and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja to cross ₹12 Crores in recorded online winnings.

Arsh Grover’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.79 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #20 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.80 Crores Ranked #4 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #3 in Annual Profits

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover

 

In addition to placing third, poker streamer Nitin Rawat also made a top-10 finish in PokerBaazi’s The Pride while cashing out the third tourney to lap up ₹91,287 on Wednesday. His Wednesday scores include:

Nitin Rawat
Nitin Rawat

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹64,912

> 10th in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹20,135

> 17th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹6,240

His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.48 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹59.48 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #20

Final Table Results

  1. Aman ‘aceskings4’ Chouhan – 1,43,976
  2. Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover – 1,00,924
  3. Nitin ‘Gambler42’ Rawat – 64,912
  4. Bibhu ‘Daniel_Ivey’ Agarwal – 48,017
  5. Farookh ‘luckyfa’ Thangkhiew – 36,013
  6. King19 – 28,899
  7. Lavesh ‘upay4myweed98’ Meena – 24,083

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 136

Re-entries – 124

Prize Pool – ₹5,20,000

Places Paid – 27

Early in September, Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra placed third in the MS Main Event for a career-best ₹20.62 Lakhs. The former The Millionaire champion picked up his first title of the month – overcoming the 260-player field in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT to collect ₹1.22 Lakhs. Interestingly, Chhabra’s previous title victory on July 19 was in the same event – overall, he has won the marquee tournament three times this year.

Sanish Chhabra
Sanish Chhabra

 

Sanish Chhabra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.60 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.82 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.34 Crores

Kamlesh Malvette’ Raul finished runner-up for an online best of ₹85,852. Raul went the distance in the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT taking it down for ₹37,153, earning ₹1.23 Lakhs across the two PokerBaazi events.

His known Wednesday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBa