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Daily Majors: Ananth, Mehta, Raj, Anmolraj & Chawla Emerge Big Scorers on a Night Marred With Tech Glitches

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  • Namita Ghosh August 1, 2020
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Friday nights are generally packed with action but with two of the country’s leading online poker sites, PokerBaazi and Adda52, calling off their tournaments for technical glitches, it was unusually quiet yesterday. Nonetheless, Spartan Poker and PokerStars India kept the action moving, and let’s take a look at the highlights.


Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s biggest Friday tourney, the ₹35 Lakhs GTD The Elite, began proceedings at 9.30 PM. With 453 entries ponying up the ₹11,000 buy-in, the tourney crushed its guarantee going over 20% above the listed guarantee with a collection of ₹45.30 Lakhs.

Riding his stack to the finish line after the eight-and-a-half-hour grind was this week’s Big Daddy champion, Sathish ‘JaqktenAnanth. He eventually struck a heads-up deal with ‘Bluff.me.not’ (runner-up for ₹7.06 Lakhs) to capture the title and the ₹7.36 Lakhs first-place cash prize.

Ananth seems to have won most of his big scores on Spartan Poker, and his biggest haul to date remains the ₹12.38 Lakhs that he won for his runner-up finish in the SSS Millionaire. With The Elite title in his grasp, Ananth’s total online winnings on the site stand at ₹95.75 Lakhs, and he is fast closing in on the ₹1 Crore-mark!

PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Super King’ Raj (5th for ₹2.68 Lakhs), Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (6th for ₹2.04 Lakhs), Kunal ‘TiltAtma’ Patni (7th for ₹1.50 Lakhs), and Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (9th for ₹90,600) were some top pros on the FT.

Over at the ₹12 Lakhs GTD TGIF, Mohit ‘Thejoker’ Mehta outlasted 1,001 entries and beat his heads-up rival ‘GuruGhantAALin’ (runner-up for ₹1.90 Lakhs) to win the title and the ₹2.22 Lakhs up-top. The event collected a generous prize pool of ₹15.01 Lakhs.


PokerStars India

A total of 270 players played PokerStars India’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD Uppercut MAGIC Edition last night. The tourney had an overlay of ₹1.20 Lakhs.

Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla made a strong bid for the title but eventually fell to ‘adukre,’ who claimed the bragging rights and ₹2.21 Lakhs. Chawla finishing runner-up for ₹1.57 Lakhs.

Former IPC High Roller champion Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla was the other big winner on the site. Chawla ran past 178 competitors to win the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Friday Euphoria for ₹96,018. This was his second consecutive day winning a tourney title on the site. On Thursday, he had won the Battle Royale Mini for ₹1.22 Lakhs.



Another player who won a six-figure payday last night was Tanmoy ‘Tanmo’ Chatterjee. He ran past 190 contenders to capture the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Kings title on Pocket52. Chatterjee defeated ‘Poppat’ (2nd for ₹67,500) heads-up to win ₹1.12 Lakhs. The tourney registered a sizable overlay worth ₹1.2 Lakhs.



PokerBaazi’s Friday tourneys, including its headliner, ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Ridge, were called off yesterday. The site reportedly suffered a technical issue that cropped up during the evening. Though the cash tables started working after only a brief disruption, the site had to cancel all tournaments scheduled before 12 AM. It had recently rolled out a new software update.



Adda52’s technical woes began early this week, and since the site has called off all events this week, no tourneys were running on Friday.

The other Friday winners were –

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
Sumit2121₹74,550Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Prince 'WhySoSick' Kumar₹58,336Night Rider ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
hunkpoker₹52,625MonsterStack ₹3.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Bidya 'Ankit420' Shankar₹49,740Dangal Friday (6-Max) ₹2 Lakhs GTDPoker Dangal
Naman ‘nammy09’ Puri₹46,000Pocket Lunch ₹2 Lakhs Pocket52
Tanvir ‘jungliaunty’ Gulia₹34,500Pocket Dinner ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPocket52
lchhabra15₹12,000Prime Time ₹30K GTD PLOKhelo365
ajaashish₹6,900Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD NLHEKhelo365


The Elite 35 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 213

Re-entries – 108

Re-buys – 132

Prize Pool – ₹45,30,000

Places Paid – 47

With the MTT`s on two major platforms suspended, Spartan Poker`s ₹35 Lakhs GTD The Elite received increased interest. A turnout of 453 entrants generated a guarantee-smashing ₹45.30 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 47 places got paid. MTT reg Sathish ‘Jaqkten’ Ananth took down the title and ₹7.36 Lakhs after a heads-up deal with ‘Bluff.me.not’ (2nd for ₹7.06 Lakhs).

Even though this is not Ananth’s biggest score on the site – he had finished runner-up to Aditya Sushant in SSS The Millionaire in May for ₹12. 38 Lakhs – Ananth is quickly moving towards reaching the₹1 Crore-mark in online winnings!

PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Super Kings’ Raj (5th for ₹2.60 Lakhs), Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (6th for ₹2.04 Lakhs), Kunal ‘TiltAtma’ Patni (7th for ₹1.50 Lakhs), and Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (9th for ₹83,403) posted FT scores.

Sathish Ananth
Sathish Ananth


Final Table Results

  1. Sathish ‘Jaqkten’ Ananth – ₹7,36,928*
  2. Bluff.me.not – ₹7,06,783*
  3. GoldSpot – ₹4,20,384
  4. masterbluff – ₹3,32,006
  5. Gokul ‘Super Kings’ Raj – ₹2,60,979
  6. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – ₹2,04,756
  7. Kunal ‘TiltAtma’ Patni – ₹150,396
  8. bluemonster – ₹110,532
  9. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹83,403
    *denotes heads-up deal


TGIF 12 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 465

Re-entries – 175

Re-buys – 361

Prize Pool – ₹15,01,500

Places Paid – 95

The ₹12 Lakhs GTD TGIF saw a healthy player pool of 1,001 sign-up that ponied the ₹1,650 buy-in to accumulate ₹15.01 Lakhs in the prize pool. Topping them all was Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta, who took away ₹2.20 Lakhs in prize money following a three-way deal with ‘GuruGhantAALin’ (2nd for ₹1.89 Lakhs) and ‘dhaval07’ (3rd for ₹1.77 Lakhs).

This is Mehta’s second title win in 10 days. Last Wednesday, he had won the ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC #92 for ₹2.39 Lakhs. He currently sits with ₹51.91 Lakhs in online winnings.

Also posting FT scores were Ujjwal ‘fultufun’ Rana (5th for ₹76,727), PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli (6th for ₹59,760), and Jyoti ‘joey114114’ RanjanNayak (9th for ₹23,574).

Mohit Mehta


Final Table Results

  1. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – ₹2,20,737*
  2. GuruGhantAALin – ₹1,89,210*
  3. dhaval07 – ₹1,77,214*
  4. ACE_Kicker – ₹96,847
  5. Ujjwal ‘fultufun’ Rana – ₹76,727
  6. Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli – ₹59,760
  7. ronav – ₹43,544
  8. Luckywinner – ₹29,760
  9. Jyoti ‘joey114114’ RanjanNayak – ₹23,574


Uppercut 6-Max MAGIC Edition 12 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 153

Re-entries – 117

Total Prize Pool – ₹12,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹6,60,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹5,40,000

Places Paid – 39

PokerStars India’s Friday flagship tourney, the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Uppercut 6-Max MAGIC Edition, failed to capitalize on the opportunity presented by the technical glitches on the other sites. It could only muster 270 entries, registering a landslide ₹1.20 Lakhs overlay.

After nearly six hours of intense play, mystery user ‘adukre’ emerged as the victor and took home ₹2.21 Lakhs. Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla came in second for ₹1.57 Lakhs.

Well-known poker pro Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha, who had won Spartan Poker’s Ultron ₹22 Lakhs GTD on July 30, bubbled the final table, finishing seventh for ₹41,878.

Kaushik ‘kgjadoo’ Ghosh (3rd for ₹79,400) and Guneet ‘GSK1515’ Kwatra (6th for ₹34,332) were the known names on the FT.

Anmolraj Singh Chawla


Final Table Results

  1. adukre – ₹2,21,812
  2. Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla – ₹1,57,937
  3. Kaushik ‘kgjadoo’ Ghosh – ₹79,400
  4. Karadia M – ₹58,430
  5. rohit7883 – ₹41,716
  6. Guneet ‘GSK1515’ Kwatra – ₹34,332


Pocket Kings 5 Lakhs – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 127

Re-buys – 63

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 36

The Friday flagship on Pocket52, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Kings, witnessed a massive overlay of ₹1.2 Lakhs from a turnout of 190 entries.

Taking home the lion’s share ₹1.13 Lakhs was Tanmoy ‘Tanmo’ Chatterjee, who bested ‘Poppat’ (runner-up for ₹67,500) heads-up.

Prabhat ‘prabhat2810’ Kumar (3rd for ₹51,500) and Lalit ‘msdhoni07’ Devpal (4th for ₹38,750) posted FT finishes.

Final Table Results

  1. Tanmoy ‘Tanmo’ Chatterjee – ₹1,12,500
  2. Poppat – ₹67,500
  3. Prabhat ‘prabhat2810’ Kumar – ₹51,500
  4. Lalit ‘msdhoni07’ Devpal – ₹38,750
  5. greengoblin999 – ₹30,000
  6. Chatarmatar – ₹22,500


Friday Euphoria 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 100

Re-entries – 78

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 29

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Friday Euphoria didn`t fare any better for the site as it logged in an overlay of₹55,000 on the back of 178 entries.

The 2019 IPC ₹100K High Roller champion, Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla, has been on a roll throughout July. He has posted an incredible seven final table finishes, which includes two IOPC titles. He had won the IOPC#81 ₹7 Lakhs GTD on July 20 and the IOPC #92 Destiny ₹50 Lakhs GTD on July 22. On July 30, he took down PokerStars India’s Battle Royale Mini ₹5 Lakhs GTD and added another title to his tally by shipping the Friday Euphoria for ₹96,018. With this win, Chawla’s recorded online winnings have reached ₹2.27 Crores.

‘CyberSpears’ finished runner-up for ₹70,937. Ankur ‘Flopzila’ Agarwal (4th for ₹38,717) and Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar (5th for ₹28,604) posted FT scores.

Pranay Chawla
Pranay Chawla


Final Table Results

  1. Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla – ₹96,018
  2. CyberSpears – ₹70,937
  3. TSbutterchicken – ₹52,407
  4. Ankur ‘Flopzila’ Agarwal – ₹38,717
  5. Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar – ₹28,604
  6. pranay1245 – ₹21,132
  7. Jaffery25 – ₹17,345
  8. durr2020 – ₹14,237
  9. The AnnihiIator – ₹14,237


Dangal Friday (6-Max) 2 Lakhs GTD – Poker Dangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 103

Re-buys – 77

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 21

The Friday marquee event on PokerDangal, the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Dangal Friday, attracted 180 entrants to post an overlay of ₹20,000. Bidya ‘Ankit420’ Shankar was the last player standing and won ₹49,740.‘jugaad’ finished runner-up for ₹34,860.

Bidya Shankar
Bidya Shankar


Anshu ‘nope11’ Pandey finished 6th for ₹9,960.


Pocket Lunch 2 Lakhs – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 121

Re-buys – 53

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 27

The ₹2 Lakhs Pocket Lunch attracted 174 entries to witness a shortfall of ₹26,000. Naman ‘nammy09’ Puri championed the event for ₹46,000, beating ‘mahabir1993’ (runner-up for ₹28,000) in the heads-up play.

Naman Puri
Naman Puri


SanamVenkatVamsidar ‘Venkyy’ Reddy finished 3rd for ₹21,000.


Pocket Dinner 1.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100
Entries – 86

Re-buys – 45

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 27

Tanvir ‘jungliaunty’ Gulia defeated Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel (runner-up for ₹21,000) heads-up to win the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Dinner on Pocket52 for ₹34,500.

Tanvir Gulia
Tanvir Gulia


The site had an overlay avalanche on Friday, as here too, the tourney fell ₹19,000 short on the GTD on the back of 131 entries.


Prime Time 30K GTD PLO – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 25

Re-entries – 28

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 6

Khelo365’s Prime Time ₹30K GTD PLO registered 53 runners last night, suffering a massive overlay of ₹15,975. Making the most of the value on offer was ‘lchhabra15,’ who banked ₹12,000.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD NLHE – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 47

Re-entries – 45

Prize Pool – ₹23,000

Places Paid – 10

The ₹275 buy-in Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD NLHE on Khelo365 attracted 92 entries, generating a profitable prize pool worth₹23,000. A mystery user ‘ajaashish’ topped them all to win ₹6,900, while the Prime Time champion ‘lchhabra15’ finished runner-up for ₹4,600.


This report was updated at 1 PM on 1.08.2020

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