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Daily Majors: Sarthak Aswal, Ritwik Khanna, Ravindra Arikeri & Shubham Agarwal Hit the Thursday Jackpot

Daily Majors: Sarthak Aswal, Ritwik Khanna, Ravindra Arikeri & Shubham Agarwal
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  • RUPAM THAKUR August 5, 2022
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After a few weeks of relative quiet, it’s the busy season again for online MTT players, with the 11 Crores GTD Freedom Celebration Series getting underway on Spartan Poker (and partner sites) yesterday and the 6 Crores GTD PokerBaazi Classics running in tandem.

Sarthak Aswal was Thursday`s breakout winner and shipped the PokerBaazi Classics headliner of the day, PBC#10 The Summit, converting a 825 satellite buy-in into a career-best 7.77 Lakhs payday. Goonjan Mall collected 5.45 Lakhs in second place.

Rising Star Ritwik Khanna kept his dominating run going by winning Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller for the second time this year for 7.09 Lakhs. He filled in ₹7.55 Lakhs in total winnings to storm back into the top five of the annual leaderboard rankings. The former The Millionaire Lite champion Sreekanth Narayan finished runner-up for 4.97 Lakhs.

Adda52 loyalist Ravindra Arikeri made the victory march in Godfather, winning the Thursday flagship for the second time last night for 6.20 Lakhs (his biggest score of 2022).

The #BB5 MoneyMaker finalist Shubham Agarwal was another breakout winner with six ITM finishes (including a title win) collectively worth 5.69 Lakhs – enough to get him past 50 Lakhs in annual winnings. He notably placed third in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit (3.50 Lakhs) and won Spartan Poker’s FCS #6 High (1.85 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja was another prolific scorer, belting out three FT finishes and 5.81 Lakhs in total winnings. He posted deep runs in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller (3rd for 3.28 Lakhs), Spartan Poker’s FCS #6 High (2nd for 1.23 Lakhs), and Adda52’s Godfather (5th for 1.30 Lakhs).

Anish Arora is on a heater of a lifetime! Improving upon his runner-up finish in the Wednesday High Roller the day before, he championed the Freedom Celebration Series Day 1 flagship, FCS #3 High – Thursday Celebration, for a career-best 4.87 Lakhs, taking an early lead in the FCS High Leaderboard standings while simultaneously crossing the 1.50 Crores mark in tracked online winnings. Raghav Chauhan came second for 3.09 Lakhs.

The APT Online July 2022 – Super Highroller runner-up finisher Chauhan managed another FT finish in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit (5th for 1.94 Lakhs), making away with a hefty 5.04 Lakhs in Thursday winnings.

‘Broke_Bloke’ (Won FCS #1 – Mid for 1.09 Lakhs), Navaneesha P (Won FCS #9 Mid – Hyper for 93,030), Sarthak Sharma (Won FCS #7 Mid for 84,643), ‘WhatIffGawd’ (Won FCS #4 Mid – Turbo for 80,521), and ‘dk1841’ (Won FCS #5 Low for 26,075) won the other titles on Day 1 of the Freedom Celebration Series.

Gurpal Singh, who is busy attending the Adda52 Colossus High Roller Series in Goa, had a bumper Thursday outing. He grabbed two titles and another FT finish, rounding up over ₹4 Lakhs! Singh most notably won PokerStars India’s Highroller- Galactic Series Main Event Edition for ₹2.25 Lakhs, while the #BB2 MoneyMaker champion Sahil Nair finished runner-up for ₹1.73 Lakhs. Both players won free tickets to the upcoming Galactic Series Main Event.

Poker streamer Aniruddha Joshi came out on top in PokerBaazi’s PBC#12 Holdem Boost to collect a career-best 1.56 Lakhs. He chopped the title heads-up with ‘goelrohan22’ (2nd for 1.47 Lakhs).

This week`s Tuesday High Roller, Ashit Sharma, kept his title-winning spree going by taking down Adda52’s Monster Turbo for 1.37 Lakhs.

Bhanu Singh shipped MPL Poker’s Thursday Smash for 85,305 and ‘nemesis17’ lapped up 54,268 in second place.

Yuvraj Bhardwaj, Shashank Choudhary, and Clinton Tavares won the other Friday marquees.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Thursday High Roller (6-Max) – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 22,000

Entries – 67

Re-entries – 27

Rebuys – 41

Prize Pool – 27,00,000

Places Paid – 13

Tuesday’s Bounty Builder HR – Galactic MAIN EVENT Edition champion Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna has been in indomitable form this year. Displaying the same characteristic form, Khanna shipped Spartan Poker’s 25 Lakhs GTD Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for the second time this year, netting 7.09 Lakhs. The former The Millionaire Lite winner Sreekanth ‘GL1DE’ Narayan came second for 4.97 Lakhs.

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna

 

Ritwik Khanna pulled out another deep run in the day`s biggest guaranteed tournament, PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit (13th for 46,400), rounding up 7.55 Lakhs (overall) to storm his way back into the top five of the annual rankings.

His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 6.37 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.95 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #11 | Annual Winnings: 2.23 Crores | Moves to #5 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

After keeping a relatively low profile in the first half of the week, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja came out all guns blazing last night, netting 5.81 Lakhs across three FT finishes.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller for 3,28,050

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #6 High for 1,23,303

> 5th in Adda52’s Godfather for 1,30,000

>​​ Made Day 2 in #SpartanPoker`s FCS 1.25 Crore GTD – Mega Celebration

Ashish Ahuja’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 11.65 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 4.51 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #17 | Annual Winnings: 2.07 Crores | Ranked #10 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Nikhil ‘OnedOtOne’ Jain (4th for 2.58 Lakhs), the #1 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (5th for 2.08 Lakhs), and Niharika ‘nutcracker303’ Bindra (6th for 1.62 Lakhs) also FT-ed the Thursday High Roller.

Young Gun Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra (7th for 1.28 Lakhs), Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha (8th for 1 Lakh), Sahil ‘d0nkish’ Mahboobani (10th for 62,100), Saransh ‘TerrorGandhi$’ Garg (11th for 62,100), IOPC June 2022 – The Crown champion Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila (12th for 55,350), and two-time The Millionaire champion Phanindra ’16kjap28′ Akkina (13th for 55,350) were the other notables who cashed the Thursday flagship.

Final Table Results

  1. Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna – 7,08,750
  2. Sreekanth ‘GL1DE’ Narayan – 4,96,800
  3. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – 3,28,050
  4. Nikhil ‘OnedOtOne’ Jain – 2,57,850
  5. Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav – 2,07,900
  6. Niharika ‘nutcracker303’ Bindra – 1,62,000

 

FCS #3 High – Thursday Celebration – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 244

Re-entries – 88

Rebuys – 168

Prize Pool – 25,00,000

Places Paid – 47

Improving upon his runner-up finish in the Wednesday High Roller the day before, Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora championed the Freedom Celebration Series Day 1 flagship, 25 Lakhs GTD FCS #3 High – Thursday Celebration, for a career-best 4.87 Lakhs. Yesterday`s win has pushed him into an early lead in the 10 Lakhs added FCS High Leaderboard standings while simultaneously pushing Arora past 1.50 Crores” in tracked online winnings.

Anish Arora
Anish Arora

 

The APT Online July 2022 – Super Highroller runner-up finisher, Raghav ‘sariyaa’ Chauhan, once again missed out on the title, netting 3.09 Lakhs in second place.

Anish Arora squeezed out another three ITM runs last night, making away with a personal-best 5 Lakhs (overall). His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 34.79 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #8 | Ranked #1 in the FCS High Leaderboard

Raghav Chauhan FT-ed two events last night, pocketing 5.04 Lakhs (overall).

His Thursday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #3 High Thursday Celebration for 3,09,500

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit for 1,94,400

> Made Day 2 in PokerBaazi’s PBC#11 Game Changer

Raghav Chauhan’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.09 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 36.63 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #6

The #7 ranked player of the year, Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar, made a smashing mid-week run. He fired up six deep runs (including three FT finishes), adding a hefty 4.18 Lakhs overall.

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit for 2,59,200

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #3 High Thursday Celebration for 83,000

> 4th in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for 45,000

> 22nd in Adda52’s Godfather for 18,750

> 28th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #6 High for 7,215

> 40th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#12 Holdem Boost for 5,052

> Made Day 2 in PokerBaazi’s PBC#11 Game Changer

> Made Day 2 in Spartan Poker’s FCS – Mega Celebration

Siddharth Gangwar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.77 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.47 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #20 | Annual Winnings: 2.14 Crores | Ranked #7 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Final Table Results

  1. Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora – 4,87,250
  2. Raghav ‘sariyaa’ Chauhan – 3,09,500
  3. Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra – 2,32,000
  4. Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha – 1,87,750
  5. UNKNOWN1,44,557
  6. Md ‘Barrel_57’ Zeeshan – 1,13,000
  7. Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar – 83,000
  8. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – 61,000

 

FCS #6 High – 8.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,750

Entries – 201

Re-entries – 62

Rebuys – 107

Prize Pool – 9,25,000

Places Paid – 39

The #BB5 MoneyMaker finalist Shubham ‘ATCBakchod’ Agarwal topped the 370-entry field in Spartan Poker`s 8.50 Lakhs GTD FCS #6 High to win the Thursday title for 1.85 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja finished runner-up for 1.23 Lakhs.

Shubham Agarwal
Shubham Agarwal

 

Shubham Agarwal set the virtual felts ablaze last night, with six ITM finishes and 5.69 Lakhs in Thursday winnings – enough to push him past 50 Lakhs in annual winnings.

His Thursday finishes include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit for 3,50,400

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #6 High for 1,85,463

> 18th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #3 High Thursday Celebration for 25,750

> 12th in PokerBaazi’s Hyper Sprint for 4,782

> 180th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#12 Holdem Boost for 2,021

> 60th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #5 Low for 422

Shubham Agarwal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.59 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 33.91 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5 | Annual Winnings: 53.62 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Shubham ‘ATCBakchod’ Agarwal – 1,85,463
  2. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – 1,23,303
  3. Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana – 90,188
  4. BlindMan’sBluff – 71,467
  5. Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh – 57,073
  6. Deepak ‘Optimist’ Singh – 43,198
  7. kj457 – 30,397
  8. Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha – 23,310

 

FCS #1 Mid – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 880

Entries – 336

Re-entries – 133

Rebuys – 234

Prize Pool – 5,62,400

Places Paid – 63

Spartan Poker user ‘Broke_Bloke,’ who has been active on the site for only two days, found early success as they took down the 5 Lakhs GTD FCS #1 – Mid for 1.09 Lakhs. ‘Tarzanankh’ stood second for 68,613.

Broke_Bloke’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 1.20 Lakhs | Site Profits: 1.14 Lakhs | Ranked #1 in the FCS Mid Leaderboard

Final Table Results

  1. Broke_Bloke – 1,08,824
  2. Tarzanankh – 68,613
  3. Tanmay ‘tanmay007’ Hazra – 49,210
  4. Pocket99 – 39,087
  5. jstbfrnds – 30,651
  6. Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar – 24,014
  7. Laldingliana ‘patea1971’ Tlau Vantawl – 18,053
  8. Amit ‘duky’ Roy – 12,823

 

1.25 Crores GTD FCS Mega Celebration – Day 1A

Entries: 144 |Re-entries: 18 | Rebuys: 63 | Survivors: 36 |Chip Leader: Devang ‘THENERDGUY’ Yadav (180,385)

Navaneesha ‘np406’ P (Won 3 Lakhs GTD FCS #9 Mid – Hyper for 93,030), Sarthak ‘Felix Felicis’ Sharma (Won 4 Lakhs GTD FCS #7 Mid for 84,643), ‘WhatIffGawd’ (Won 3 Lakhs GTD FCS #4 Mid – Turbo for 80,521), yesterday`s Highroller – Galactic Series Main Event Edition winner Gurpal ‘ToTheMoon’ Singh (Won 2 Lakhs GTD FCS #2 Low – Hyper (5-Max) for 49,123), and ‘dk1841’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD FCS #5 Low for 26,075) won the other FCS titles.

 

FCS Leaderboard Standings After Day 1

The top three finishers in the FCS #3 High – Thursday Celebration occupy the top places in the FCS High leaderboard. Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora (856 points) has pulled ahead into an early lead, with Raghav ‘sariyaa’ Chauhan (605 points), and Young Gun Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra (494 points) ranked #2 and #3, respectively.

The FCS #1 – Mid winner ‘Broke_Bloke’ (1,168 points) headlines the FCS Mid leaderboard, with Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar (832 points) and Sarthak ‘Felix Felicis’ Sharma (812 points) occupying the following positions.

The FCS #5 Low winner ‘dk1841’ (859 points) is ranked #1 in the FCS Low leaderboard, with ‘love u guys’ (773 points), and last night’s break-out performer, Gurpal ‘ToTheMoon’ Singh (610 points) next in line.

 

PokerBaazi

PBC#10 The Summit – 40 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 8,250

Entries – 285

Re-entries – 211

Prize Pool – 40,00,000

Places Paid – 63

Sarthak ‘sarthak2222’ Aswal hit the Thursday jackpot, and how! Entering PokerBaazi’s 40 Lakhs GTD PBC#10 The Summit through an 825 buy-in satellite, Aswal ended up conquering the PokerBaazi Classics flagship for a career-best 7.77 Lakhs – almost double that of his previous best finish.

Sarthak Aswal
Sarthak Aswal

 

Sarthak Aswal’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 46.17 Lakhs | Site Profits: 18.18 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall banked 5.59 Lakhs in winnings on the back of two deep runs in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit 40 (2nd for 5.45 Lakhs), and Spartan Poker’s FCS #3 High Thursday Celebration (43rd for 14,250). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 9.04 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.62 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4

Goonjan Mall
Goonjan Mall

 

Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal locked in 5.69 Lakhs on the back of six ITM finishes, which include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit for 3,50,400

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #6 High for 1,85,463

> 18th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #3 High Thursday Celebration for 25,750

> 12th in PokerBaazi’s Hyper Sprint for 4,782

> 180th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#12 Holdem Boost for 2,021

> 60th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #5 Low for 422

Shubham Agarwal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.59 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 33.91 Lakhs

Siddharth ‘GangnamGangi’ Gangwar was on a roll last night! He pocketed 4.18 Lakhs on the back of six ITM finishes and bagged Day 2 stacks for Spartan Poker’s 1.25 Crores GTD FCS Mega Celebration (2nd biggest stack) and PBC#11 Game Changer (46th biggest stack).

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar

 

His ITM finishes include:

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit for 2,59,200

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #3 High Thursday Celebration for 83,000

> 4th in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for 45,000

> 22nd in Adda52’s Godfather for 18,750

> 28th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #6 High for 7,215

> 40th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#12 Holdem Boost for 5,052

Siddharth Gangwar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.77 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.47 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #11

Raghav ‘raghav14082’ Chauhan collected 5.04 Lakhs in Thursday winnings after scoring in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit (5th for 1.94 Lakhs) and Spartan Poker’s FCS #3 High Thursday Celebration (2nd for 3.10 Lakhs). He also bagged qualified for Day 2 of the PBC#11 Game Changer from Day 1A. His online stats (Excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.09 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 36.63 Lakhs

Raghav Chauhan
Raghav Chauhan

 

Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Jha netted 1.68 Lakhs on Thursday through three ITM finishes, with his deepest run coming in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit where he finished sixth for 1.56 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.18 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 42.78 Lakhs

Adarsh Jha
Adarsh Jha

 

The four-time Destiny winner, Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora, banked 1.43 Lakhs in Thursday earnings. His ITM finishes include:

Nitin Arora
Nitin Arora

 

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#10 The Summit for 1,30,000

> 17th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #6 High for 11,378

> 177th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#12 Holdem Boost for 2,021

Nitin Arora’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.66 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.19 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Sarthak ‘sarthak2222’ Aswal – 7,77,200
  2. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – 5,44,800
  3. Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal – 3,50,400
  4. Siddharth ‘GangnamGangi’ Gangwar – 2,59,200
  5. Raghav ‘raghav14082’ Chauhan – 1,94,400
  6. Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Jha – 1,56,000
  7. Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora – 1,30,000
  8. Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra – 1,03,600

 

PBC#12 Holdem Boost – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 618

Re-entries – 645

Prize Pool – 12,63,000

Places Paid – 220

Poker streamer Aniruddha ‘PocketacesAJ’ Joshi raced past the 1,263-entry field in PokerBaazi’s