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Daily Majors: Saurabh Rohila, Mohammad Azhar, Ujjwal Narwal, Harrish Chaudary & Jagdeep Singh Headline the Friday Winners

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  • Namita Ghosh June 26, 2021
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It’s been a hectic fortnight for online grinders with the first-ever National Poker Series (NPS) dishing out massive cash prizes and medals daily. Friday ended up being the perfect prelude to a blockbuster NPS finale coming up on Sunday! As the ₹3 Crores GTD The NPS Main Event and the ₹1 Crore GTD Golden Rush continued to bring in numbers through starting flights, Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire also played out its second starting flight last night.

Speaking of wins, the former SSS ‘The Millionaire’ champion Saurabh Rohila landed the biggest Friday score as he outran a 352-player field to win Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹7.80 Lakhs.

Another player who stands out for his stellar Friday run is Mohammad Azhar. Azhar had started NPS on a winning note by shipping the multi-flight NPS Kick-Off on June 16 and became the first player to bag a second NPS Gold Medal after taking down the NPS #79 Friday Force for ₹7.07 Lakhs. While he closed out Friday with ₹7.44 Lakhs in collective winnings, two flagship NPS titles have catapulted Azhar to the top of the NPS Podium Leaderboard standings, with 20 points!

Vinayak Bajaj, one of the top scorers last Friday, continued his hot run after placing runner-up in the NPS #79 Friday Force for ₹4.96 Lakhs, in all adding ₹5.02 Lakhs.

Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal bagged his second flagship title of the month after taking down The Ballers for ₹5.79 Lakhs.

Harrish Chaudary won a personal-best ₹3.19 Lakhs and his first NPS Gold Medal in the NPS#81 Sprint for ₹3.19 Lakhs. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube placed runner-up for ₹2.23 Lakhs.

Jagdeep Singh, the skipper of Team India that recently won the IFMP Nation’s Cup Qualifiers, is known for his high-stakes PLO skills. Singh proved his mettle in the OFC format last night as he championed the OFC Fantasy Series Day 1 headliner, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #3 High Roller on Spartan Poker for ₹2.33 Lakhs.

Prince Singh (Won NPS#78 MegaStack for ₹1.73 Lakhs), Suneeth Kalmady (Won NPS #76 Deep Dive for ₹95,086), and ‘dejavutilt’ (Won PokerStars India’s Uppercut for ₹76,547) took down the other Friday marquees.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s ₹33 Lakhs GTD The Elite brought in 352 participants, collecting a generous ₹35.20 Lakhs prize pool. The former SSS The Millionaire champion and Day 1A chip leader of the ongoing The Millionaire edition, Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila, outran the reg-laden field to win ₹7.80 Lakhs, his second-best career-finish. The user ‘denoi’ placed runner-up for ₹5.26 Lakhs.

Saurabh Rohila
Saurabh Rohila

 

The win ends a three-month-long title drought for Saurabh Rohila. He had missed making it to the final table of The Elite last week, eventually placing eighth. Rohila also finished 28th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹16,207, adding ₹7.96 Lakhs in Friday winnings.

Saurabh Rohila`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.98 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹60 Lakhs

The other Spartan Poker marquee, the ₹9.50 Lakhs GTD Futuristic, saw the user ‘acesnkings12’ besting the 1,205-entry field to win ₹1.40 Lakhs after striking a three-way deal with Abhimanyu ‘IshqBector’ Mittal (2nd for ₹1.21 Lakhs) and ‘hariya1058’ (3rd for ₹1.13 Lakhs).

Runner-up Abhimanyu Mittal
Runner-up Abhimanyu Mittal

 

Abhimanyu Mittal seems to have made a habit of finishing runner-up in marquee events, and last night’s runner-up finish was his eighth time taking second place in an online MTT this year. His collective Friday winnings of ₹1.28 Lakhs pushed his lifetime tally to ₹73.84 Lakhs.

The ₹19 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series was the other featured offering on Spartan Poker. Day 1 of the three-day series had three events running, headlined by the ₹8 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #3 High Roller. The ₹8,800 entry buy-in tournament drew 92 runners, filling in ₹64,000 in overlays. PLO beast Jagdeep ‘ZenosSingh outran the competition to win ₹2.33 Lakhs, beating ‘Milds’ (runner-up for ₹1.68 Lakhs) heads-up. Primarily a high-stakes PLO cash game specialist, Singh had recently led Team India to victory at the IFMP Nations Cups 2021 Qualifiers.

Jagdeep Singh
Jagdeep Singh

 

Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire logged in 291 entries on Day 1B, the exact turnout as Day 1A! This brought the total field size to 582 entries, and only 38 runners qualified from Day 1B. Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (200,536), ‘NoPrisoners’ (195,493), and PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (192,373) bagged the top stacks of the day.

Shardul Parthasarathi
Shardul Parthasarathi

 

The Millionaire has another three starting flights to run, one today and two tomorrow, and needs 1,418 more entries to meet its eight-figure guarantee.

Kiran ‘KingAA’ Kumar (Won OFC Fantasy Series #2 ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,500), ‘Jai1209’ (Won The Centurion ₹1.10 Lakhs GTD for ₹22,055) and ‘I M SIMBA’ (Won Striker ₹45K GTD for ₹8,494) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The inaugural National Poker Series (NPS) has another two days to reach the finish line, and Friday saw six tournaments play the course, four of them awarding NPS Gold Medals.

The day`s biggest draw, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD NPS #79 Friday Force, registered 782 entries, smashing the advertised guarantee by over 30% to collect a ₹39.10 Lakhs prize pool. The NPS #21 Kick-Off champion Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar created history by becoming the first player to win two NPS Gold Medals as he took down the title for ₹7.08 Lakhs. Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (runner-up for ₹4.96 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj (3rd for ₹3.19 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.

Mohammad Azhar
Mohammad Azhar

 

We must say, Mohammad Azhar went all out for the win as he fired an eye-popping 13 bullets in the event! As he landed the second-biggest payday of the day and a career-second NPS Gold Medal, the investment was not in vain. Additionally, he added two more ITM finishes, more prominently the 10th place finish in The Ballers for ₹34,730, collecting adding ₹7.44 Lakhs. Some of his other achievements include:

> Moves up to #1 on the ₹20 Lakhs-added GTD NPS Podium Leaderboard with 20 points

> Moves up to #5 on the ₹35 Lakhs-added NPS Leaderboard standings

> Ranked 4th in the ₹3 Lakhs-added Daily Leaderboard and won ₹27,000

Mohammad Azhar’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹98.53 Lakhs|Lifetime Profits: ₹18.64 Lakhs

The NPS Super Highroller finalist Vinayak Bajaj, one of the top Friday scorers last week, made another ITM finish for a collective ₹5.02 Lakhs in Friday winnings. Bajaj boasts over ₹4.24 Crores in online earnings.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj

 

The 9:30 PM NPS marquee, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD NPS#81 Sprint, registered 911 runners to collect a profitable ₹12.68 Lakhs prize pool (26.8% more than its listed guarantee).

Harrish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary had fired six bullets in the event, and the perseverance paid off as he championed the event to win his first NPS Gold Medal and a career-best ₹3.19 Lakhs. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube came second for ₹2.23 Lakhs.

Harrish Chaudary
Harrish Chaudary

 

The win helped Harrish Chaudary recover all his losses on PokerBaazi, bringing him in the green with ₹1.05 Lakhs in site profits!

Chaudary also min-cashed the ₹30 Lakhs GTD NPS #79 Friday Force for ₹13,294, touching ₹68.88 Lakhs in lifetime earnings.

Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh (Won NPS#78 MegaStack ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.73 Lakhs) and Suneeth suneethkalmady Kalmady (Won NPS#76 Deep Dive ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹95,086) bagged the other NPS Gold Medals on Friday.

Two starting flights played out at the NPS last night. The most prominent of them was Flight 1E of the ₹3 Crores GTD NPS Main Event. The ₹5,500 entry buy-in event registered 704 entrants, and after the 27 ten-minute levels of play, only 81 players were left standing. ‘l0ll0l0lajaf’ (325,000), Dipankar ‘dbelieves’ Arhat (315,000), and Aayush ‘Goyal0279’ Goyal (309,000) topped the day-end chip counts. All the qualifiers will be returning for Day 2 at 9.30 PM on Sunday.

The super value tourney, the Golden Rush that offers a mouth-watering ₹1 Crore GTD at an entry buy-in of ₹550, got done with the 13th of its 15 starting flights. Flight 1M logged in 938 entries, and only 96 among them made it through to Day 2. ‘Yadkara15′ (432,000), ‘dang’ (402,000), and ‘himanshuth1997’ (341,000) bagged the top three stacks of the day.

Prince Singh topped the ₹3 Lakhs-added Daily Leaderboard on Friday to win ₹75,000, with Suneeth ‘suneethkalmady’ Kalmady (2nd for ₹45,000) and Harrish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary (3rd for ₹33,000) cashing out in #2 and #3 place, respectively.

Prince Singh
Prince Singh

 

Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC (9,920 points) continues to frontline the ₹35 Lakhs-added NPS Leaderboard standings after Day 13 of the series. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal (9,357 points) and ‘BigFishh’ (9,098 points) are next in line, with Kunal “VasooliChacha” Patni (8,747) falling down to fourth place.

NPS Leaderboard Standings After Day 13

RankPlayerPoints
1Bhanu 'Chennaino1' Prakash KC9,920
2Vinay 'vinay09' Rajpal9,357
3BigFishh9,098
4Kunal 'VasooliChacha' Patni8,747
5Mohammad 'chandlerbing' Azhar8,245
6Chirag 'miyagi' Sodha7590
7Kritagya 'Kritagya_17' Sharma7,457
8Sanat 'mehro2511' Mehrotra7,218
9Neeraj 'SelfClaimedPro' Kumar6,765
10Anirban 'pottysingh' D Das6,753

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Uppercut attracted 225 hopefuls, filling in ₹50,000 in overlays. The event played down to a three-way deal with the mystery player ‘dejavutilt’ walking away with the title and ₹76,547 for the win.\ Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria (2nd for ₹64,450) & Prithu ‘fna1tics’ Gaur (3rd for ₹54,050) were the other beneficiaries of the deal.

Himanshu Kataria
Himanshu Kataria

 

The Classic returned with a ₹1.75 Lakh prize pool guarantee, and 141 entrants helped to collect a ₹1.76 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘POKER030489’ took down the event for ₹48,828 after eliminating ‘kidwithim’ (runner-up for ₹25,039) in second place.

Umesh ‘dhondu.chill’ Sharma (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,970), ‘ulta_chor’ (Won Total KO 75% ₹50K GTD for ₹21,801), ‘niceowl888’ (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTD for ₹18,893), ‘lavesh786’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹14,277), ‘ranvijay113’ (Won Deepstack ₹40K GTD for ₹8,285) and ‘Lara4u’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹40K GTD for ₹7,849) took down the other marquees.

Umesh Sharma
Umesh Sharma

 

 

Adda52

Adda52`s Friday marquee, the ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD The Ballers, attracted 338 runners, collecting a profitable ₹23.15 Lakhs prize pool. Young Gun Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal championed the event to win ₹5.79 Lakhs, with Abhishek ‘thegrinder’ Garg placing runner-up for ₹3.51 Lakhs.

Ujjwal Narwal
Ujjwal Narwal

 

This is the second flagship title the 24-years-old Ujjwal Narwal has won in June. On June 5, he had captured the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Summer Series – 61 Sunday Highroller for ₹4.86 Lakhs.

Adda52`s second Friday feature, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Running Hot, pooled in a ₹5.06 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 253 entries. ‘MAN1506’ proved the last player standing and won ₹1.14 Lakhs, just as Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari placed runner-up for ₹95,688. This is the second site-best score for the champion ‘MAN1506,’ whose best finish on the site remains their fourth-place finish in the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Mint on May 11 for ₹1.34 Lakhs.

The ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event at the ₹1.10 Crore GTD Nano Poker Series continues to expand its field. Friday saw Day 1B play out with 213 entries, and by the end of the day, only 30 players made the cut for Day 2. Top regs PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya (289,202), Nitin ‘Bigbluffs’ Arora (228,916), and the Godfather champion Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla (228,346) topped the survivor’s list.

2nd in Chips Nitin Arora
2nd in Chips Nitin Arora

 

The Day 1A chip leader ‘faizal1506’ (318,412) continues to be the overall chip leader, with three more starting flights to run before Day 2 starts at 9 PM on Sunday, June 27.

‘ShamalDas’ (Won Nano Ballers ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹52,419), Praveen ‘praveen2626’ KR (Won Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,171), Rishab ‘Rishh14’ Jain (Won Nano Siesta ₹1.35 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,720), ‘Leandude’ (Won Nano Crack Jack ₹75K GTD for ₹18,663), ‘rajshekhar123’ (Won Nano Friday Adda for ₹31,200), ‘narayanpn’ (Won Morning Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹14,253), ‘Agreykapetha’ (Won Nano Battleship ₹30K GTD for ₹8,246) and ‘Lkchauhan007’ (Won Nano PLO ₹35K GTD for ₹7,132) won the other NPS title.

The other Friday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Prince 'NaNki' Singh₹1.72 LakhsNPS#78 MegaStack ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
suneethkalmady₹95,086NPS#76 Deep Dive (5-Max) ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ero Sennin
₹54,213Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.10 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Praveen ‘praveen2626’ KR₹54,171Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Funkroki99₹51,750Weekend Special ₹2.25 Lakhs GTDGoodPoker
Rishab ‘Rishh14’ Jain₹36,720Nano Siesta ₹1.35 Lakhs GTDAdda52
rajshekhar123₹31,200Nano Friday AddaAdda52
Kaps19₹28,800Dangal Friday ₹1.20 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Kiran 'KingAA' Kumar
₹27,500OFC Fantasy Series #2 ₹1 Lakh GTD
Spartan Poker
Umesh ‘dhondu.chill’ Sharma₹24,970Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Jai1209
₹22,055The Centurion ₹1.10 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
ulta_chor₹21,801Total KO 75% ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
niceowl888
₹18,893Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
Leandude₹18,663Nano Crack Jack ₹75K GTDAdda52
lavesh786₹14,277Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
narayanpn₹14,253Morning Adda ₹50K GTDAdda52
I M SIMBA
₹8,494Striker ₹45K GTD
Spartan Poker
ranvijay113₹8,285Deepstack ₹40K GTDPokerStars India
Agreykapetha₹8,246Nano Battleship ₹30K GTDAdda52
Lara4u₹7,849Primetime Grind ₹40K GTDPokerStars India
Lkchauhan007₹7,132Nano PLO ₹35K GTDAdda52

 

NPS#55 Main Event 3 Crores GTD Flight 1E – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 506

Re-entries – 198

Survivors – 81

The ₹3 Crores GTD NPS Main Event played out its fifth starting flight on Friday. Flight 1E logged in 704 entries, and after the stipulated 27 ten-minute levels of play, 81 players made the cut for Day 2.

‘l0ll0l0lajaf’ (325,000), Dipankar ‘dbelieves’ Arhat (315,000), and Aayush ‘Goyal0279’ Goyal (309,000) bagged the top three stacks of the day.

Young Gun Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi (309,000), Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani (295,000), Abhishek ‘AbhishekRathod’ Rathod (289,000), Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma (247,000), and Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora (239,000) were the other names on the top 10 chip count`s list.

OVERLAY ALERT: The 6,000-entry guaranteed event has so far registered only 3,007 entries (Flight 1A – 634, Flight 1B – 623, Flight 1C – 512, Flight 1D – 534, and Flight 1E – 704) across five starting flights. It needs to get almost these many entries more in the next two starting flights if it has to meet its advertised guarantee.

Day 2 starts at 9:30 PM on Sunday, June 27, and the NPS Main Event winner is all but assured to bank one of the top prizes of the year so far.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Flight 1E

  1. l0ll0l0lajaf – 325,000
  2. Dipankar ‘dbelieves’ Arhat – 315,000
  3. Aayush ‘Goyal0279’ Goyal – 309,000
  4. Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi – 309,000
  5. Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani – 295,000
  6. Abhishek ‘AbhishekRathod’ Rathod – 289,000
  7. panther193 – 274,000
  8. Actaeon6079 – 247,000
  9. Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma – 247,000
  10. Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora – 239,000

 

The Millionaire 1 Crore GTD Day 1B Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 158

Re-entries – 28

Re-buys – 105

Survivors – 38

The second starting flight of Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire, Day 1B, logged in 291 entries, the exact number of entries registered on Day 1A, taking the total player pool to 582 entries. With three more starting flights left to play out, the ₹5,500 entry buy-in event needs about 1,418 more entries to hit its eight-figure guarantee.

Only 38 runners make it through to Day 2, and Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (200,536) bagged the end-of-day chip lead.

Rajat ‘NoPrisoners’ Sharma (195,493), PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (192,373), Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar (176,092), Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (164,828), Kaushik ‘ikigai’ Tibrewal (164,147), Young Gun’s Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (162,063) and Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta (138,562), along with PokerGuru Ambassadors Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves (136,910) and Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha (134,005) carried forward the other top stacks.

Gaurav Sood (94,624), Dhirendra Kumar (87,344), and Kaushik Tibrewal (33,158) had also qualified through Day 1A – and now have two stacks for Day 2.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi – 200,536
  2. Rajet ‘NoPrisoners’ Sharma – 195,493
  3. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – 192,373
  4. Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar – 176,092
  5. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – 164,828
  6. Kaushik ‘ikigai’ Tibrewal – 164,147
  7. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – 162,063
  8. Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta – 138,562
  9. Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves – 136,910
  10. Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha – 134,005

 

NPS#20 Golden Rush 1 Crore GTD Flight 1M Sprint – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 770

Re-entries – 168

Survivors – 96

The 13th starting flight of the ₹1 Crore GTD NPS Golden Rush, Flight 1M Sprint, registered 938 entries, taking the total entry count to 15,181 (Flight 1A – 1,995, Flight 1B – 1,677, Flight 1C – 1,262, Flight 1D – 1,237, Flight 1E – 1,374, Flight 1F – 1,353, Flight 1G – 1,030, Flight 1H – 888, Flight 1I – 752, Flight 1J – 848, Flight 1K – 821, Flight 1L – 1,006, and Flight 1M – 938).

A highly affordable ₹550 entry buy-in, the NPS Golden Rush needs 20,000 entries to meet its ambitious ₹1 Crore GTD. With 13 of its 15 starting flights in the books, the event has achieved approximately 75% of its set target, with two more flights left to play.

Coming back to Flight 1M, after almost five hours of play, only 96 runners from the starting field of 938 entries made it through to Day 2, with PokerBaazi users ‘Yadkara15’ (432,000), ‘dang’ (402,000), and ‘himanshuth1997’ (341,000) topping the survivor’s list.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Flight 1M

  1. Yadkara15 – 432,000
  2. dang – 402,000
  3. himanshuth1997 – 341,000
  4. KDSHARMA90 – 330,000
  5. Amit ‘walker90’ Jaiswal – 310,000
  6. aloopatty – 272,000
  7. bosspoker – 268,000
  8. Nishant ‘Mr.Wonderful’ Bhutoria – 251,000
  9. Damage -250,000
  10. Prabhat ‘callmenow’ Saini – 239,000

 

The Elite 33 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 154

Re-entries – 49

Re-buys – 149

Prize Pool – ₹35,20,000

Places Paid – 27

The former SSS Millionaire champion Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila ended a three-month-long title drought after winning The Elite for an impressive ₹7.79 Lakhs. Rohila’s last recorded win was Adda52’s The Ballers on March 26.

Saurabh Rohila’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.98 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹60 Lakhs

The user ‘denoi’ locked up a second-place payout worth ₹5.26 Lakhs.

Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj finished fourth for ₹2.95 Lakhs. He also placed second in the Night Rider – Monster Stack for ₹36,910.

The #7 ranked player of the year, Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall placed fifth for ₹2.35 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila – ₹7,79,680
  2. denoi – ₹5,26,240
  3. Shikhahaha – ₹3,62,208
  4. Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj – ₹2,95,328
  5. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹2,35,488
  6. lex_veldi82 – ₹1,80,928

 

NPS#79 Friday Force 30 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 384

Re-entries – 398

Prize Pool – ₹39,10,000

Places Paid – 90

It took 13 bullets for the NPS Kick-off champion Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar to win the ₹30 Lakhs GTD NPS#79 Friday Force for ₹7.08 Lakhs, making him the first player to win two NPS Gold Medals.

Last night`s win pushed the two-time Weekly Highroller champion Mohammad Azhar to the top of the ₹20 Lakhs added NPS Podium Leaderboard with 20 points. He has climbed to #5 on the ₹35 Lakhs added NPS Leaderboard and won an additional ₹27,000 for placing fourth in the ₹3 Lakhs-added Daily Leaderboard.

Azhar made another two ITM finishes on Friday, collectively earning ₹7.44 Lakhs. His other scores were:

> 10th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹34,730

> 27th in PokerStars India’s Uppercut for ₹1,250

Mohammad Azhar’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹98.53 Lakhs|Lifetime Profits: ₹18.64 Lakhs

Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (runner-up for ₹4.96 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj (3rd for ₹3.20 Lakhs) claimed the Silver and Bronze Medal`s respectively.

Gokul ‘gokul1210’ Murugesan (7th for ₹1.18 Lakhs) and poker coach Abhishek ‘singhsaab’ Goindi (8th for ₹94,231) FT-ed the event as well.

Final Table Results

  1. Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar – ₹7,07,710
  2. Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj – ₹4,96,179
  3. Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj – ₹3,19,838
  4. deadman10 – ₹2,36,555
  5. crushflips – ₹1,77,123
  6. PayYourDealer – ₹1,43,106
  7. Gokul ‘gokul1210’ Murugesan – ₹1,18,473
  8. Abhishek ‘singhsaab’ Goindi – ₹94,231

 

Nano Main Event 25 Lakhs GTD – Day 1B – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 141

Re-entries – 72

Survivors – 30

The ₹25 Lakhs GTD NPS Main Event saw 29 runners from a starting Day 1B field of 270 entries making it through to Day 2.

The top stacks belonged to well-known names like PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya (289,202), the four-time Destiny champion Nitin ‘Bigbluffs’ Arora (228,916), and Thursday’s Godfather champion Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla (228,346).

Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood (154,055), Siddharth ‘Gabandheer’ Pandey (142,182), Akshat ‘akshat03’ Sharma (137,473), and Parth ‘punit7690’ Aggarwal (128,779) were others on the top of the end-of-day list.

So far, the event has registered 408 entries. Day 1C starts at 8 PM today.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya – 289,202
  2. Nitin ‘Bigbluffs’ Arora – 228,916
  3. Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla – 228,346
  4. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – 154,055
  5. Siddharth ‘Gabandheer’ Pandey – 142,182
  6. Akshat ‘akshat03’ Sharma – 137,473
  7. NotLikeThis – 134,293
  8. Parth ‘punit7690’ Aggarwal – 128,779
  9. FuckedUpLife – 126,050
  10. pratushguglani – 124,436

 

The Ballers 22.5 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 178

Re-entries – 160

Prize Pool – ₹23,15,300

Places Paid – 34

Young Gun Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal came out on top to win Adda52’s ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD The Ballers for ₹5.79 Lakhs. Chasing his second The Ballers title, Thursday’s Godfather fourth-place finisher Abhishek ‘thegrinder’ Garg placed runner-up for ₹3.51 Lakhs.

This week`s Trending Thursday champion Kaushik ‘cosh’ Tibrewal (3rd for ₹2.55 Lakhs), former The Millionaire champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh (4th for ₹1.93 Lakhs), NPS#48 NPS Mini-Main Event Warm-up champion Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (5th for ₹1.33 Lakhs), and Aditya ‘balls86’ Kumar Patodia (6th for ₹86,824) also posted FT payouts.

Runner-up Abhishek Garg
Runner-up Abhishek Garg

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal – ₹5,78,825
  2. Abhishek ‘thegrinder’ Garg – ₹3,50,768
  3. Kaushik ‘cosh’ Tibrewal – ₹2,54,683
  4. Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh – ₹1,93,328
  5. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – ₹1,33,130
  6. Aditya ‘balls86’ Kumar Patodia – ₹86,824

 

NPS#81 Sprint 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 472

Re-entries – 439

Prize Pool – ₹12,68,000

Places Paid – 108

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD NPS#81 Sprint logged in 911 entries, collecting a whopping ₹12.68 Lakhs prize pool (over 25% more than its listed guarantee).

Harish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary was the last player standing and won a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹3.19 Lakhs along with his first NPS Gold Medal. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube (2nd for ₹2.23 Lakhs) and ‘bababones’ (3rd for ₹1.44 Lakhs) added podium finishes in the event.

It was a much-needed victory for Harish Chaudary, who recovered all his losses on PokerBaazi with the win, and he currently boasts ₹1.05 Lakhs in site profits. His total earnings on PokerBaazi have now reached ₹68.88 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassadors Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli (4th for ₹1.07 Lakhs) and Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh (5th for ₹79,804), along with Sahil ‘instinct’ Luthra (6th for ₹64,499) FT-ed the event.

Kanav ‘sokopa’ Parwal bubbled the FT in seventh place for ₹53,385.

Runner-up Vivekk Dube
Runner-up Vivekk Dube

 

Final Table Results

  1. Harish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary – ₹3,18,850
  2. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube – ₹2,23,377
  3. bababones – ₹1,44,485
  4. Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli – ₹1,06,769
  5. Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh – ₹79,804
  6. Sahil ‘instinct’ Luthra – ₹64,499

 

Futuristic 9.50 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 303

Re-entries – 413

Re-buys – 489

Prize Pool – ₹9,64,000

Places Paid – 103

Running on a reduced ₹9.50 Lakhs prize pool guarantee, Spartan Poker`s Futuristic pulled in 1,205 entries. The mystery user ‘acesnkings12’ walked away with the title and a ₹1.40 Lakhs payday after striking a three-way deal with Abhimanyu ‘IshqBector’ Mittal (runner-up for ₹1.21 Lakhs) and ‘hariya1058’ (3rd for ₹1.12 Lakhs).

Abhimanyu Mittal seems to have made a habit of finishing runner-up – this is his eighth time taking second place in a tourney this year. Not just that, six of his top 10 career scores have all come from runner-up finishes. He presently has ₹73.84 Lakhs in online winnings.

Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk (4th for ₹60,442) and Samay ‘Limitless’ Modi (8th for ₹18,219) were the other notables on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. acesnkings12 – ₹1,40,120*
  2. Abhimanyu ‘IshqBector’ Mittal – ₹1,21,020*
  3. hariya1058 – ₹1,12,987*
  4. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk – ₹60,442
  5. blastabomber – ₹48,104
  6. Zzzxxx – ₹36,921
  7. Somebady – ₹26,703
  8. Samay ‘Limitless’ Modi – ₹18,219

*denotes three-way deal

 

OFC Fantasy Series #3 High Roller 8 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹8,800

Entries – 37

Re-entries – 28

Re-buys – 27

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 9

Friday saw the start of Spartan Poker`s OFC Fantasy Series. Day 1 of the series was headlined by the ₹8 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #3 High Roller that brought in 92 entrants, overlaying ₹64,000.

PLO specialist Jagdeep ‘Zenos’ Singh was the last player standing and won ₹2.33 Lakhs, after besting ‘Milds’ (runner-up for ₹1.68 Lakhs) heads-up.

Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (3rd for ₹1.03 Lakhs), Myron ‘mehhhhh’ Pereira (4th for ₹76,562), Eka ‘masterbluff’ Vedantham (7th for ₹39,200) and Amit ‘Kavipri’ Suresh Gehani (8th for ₹24,562), also earned FT payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Jagdeep ‘Zenos’ Singh – ₹2,33,200
  2. Milds – ₹1,68,000
  3. Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi – ₹1,03,362
  4. Myron ‘mehhhhh’ Pereira – ₹76,562
  5. gkps – ₹64,000
  6. DanielNeg07 – ₹43,762
  7. Eka ‘masterbluff’ Vedantham – ₹39,200
  8. Amit ‘Kavipri’ Suresh Gehani – ₹24,562

 

Running Hot 5 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 159

Re-entries – 94

Prize Pool – ₹5,06,000

Places Paid – 27

Adda52 user ‘MAN1506’ shipped the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Running Hot, outlasting the 253-strong field to win ₹1.14 Lakhs. Adda52 regular Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari placed runner-up for ₹95,688.

The former The Millionaire champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘Vivek94540’ Singh (3rd for ₹58,949), and the NPS#23 Big KO champion Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (8th for ₹12,560) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final table Results

  1. MAN1506 – ₹1,14,302
  2. Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari – ₹95,688
  3. Vivek ‘Vivek94540’ Singh – ₹58,949
  4. loadedtrump – ₹43,010
  5. Greenturtle18 – ₹29,095
  6. SpiritFish – ₹21,505
  7. booster – ₹16,445
  8. Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna – ₹12,650

 

Uppercut 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 140

Re-entries – 85

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,75,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,25,000

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 24

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Uppercut logged in 225 entries, filling in ₹50,000 overlays. The user ‘dejavutilt’ was the last player standing and won ₹76,547 after striking a three-way deal with Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria (runner-up for ₹64,450) and Prithu ‘fna1tics’ Gaur (3rd for ₹54,050)

Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain (7th for ₹13,009) was the only other known name on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. dejavutilt – ₹76,547*
  2. Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria – ₹64,450*
  3. Prithu ‘fna1tics’ Gaur – ₹54,050*
  4. sakthiman03 – ₹36,581
  5. Prison M!ke – ₹34,681
  6. trapcheckbluff – ₹22,800
  7. Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain – ₹13,009

*denotes three-way deal

 

Weekend Special 2.25 Lakhs GTD GoodPoker

Buy-in – ₹1,300

Entries – 131

Re-entries – 52

Prize Pool – ₹2,25,000

Places Paid – 19

GoodPoker’s ₹2.25 Lakhs GTD Weekend Special was taken down by ‘Funkroki99’ for ₹51,750. Thursday’s The Closer runner-up finisher ‘Kissmyjacks’ came second for ₹37,125.

 

The Classic 1.75 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 88

Re-entries – 53

Regular Prize Pool – ₹88,125

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹88,125

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,76,250

Places Paid – 14

The PokerStars India user ‘POKER030489’ was the last player standing in the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD The Classic and won ₹48,828 with ‘kidwithim’ placing runner-up for ₹25,039.

Arman ‘huger_pen’ Khan (3rd for ₹21,031) and Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria (8th for ₹6,322) also FT-ed the tourney!

 

Dangal Friday 1.20 Lakhs GTD PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 74

Re-entries – 35

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 17

PokerDangal’s ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD Dangal Friday garnered 109 entries, overlaying ₹21,900. ‘Kaps19’ took down the event for ₹28,800 while Gaurav ‘BIT00Poker’ Verma came second for ₹20,400.

 

Prime Time 30K GTD PLO – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 26

Re-entries – 16

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 5

The user ‘sara10477’ came out on top in the ₹30K GTD PLO Prime Time to win ₹12,900 after prevailing over ‘Johnathan’ (runner-up for ₹6,900) in the heads-up play.

 

This report was updated at 8:30 PM on 26.6.2021.

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