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Daily Majors: Shashank Jain, Arun Sriram, Shravan Chhabria & Arjanveer Singh Chadha Champion the Thursday Flagships

Daily Majors: Shashank Jain, Arun Sriram, Shravan Chhabria & Arjanveer Singh Chadha
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis August 12, 2022
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The poker community rang in Raksha Bandhan after an electrifying day of online MTT action. Once again, Spartan Poker’s Freedom Celebration Series (FCS) laid out the most massive guaranteed tournaments.

Well-known circuit regular Shashank Jain topped the Thursday charts convincingly as he championed the day`s biggest guaranteed tournament, Spartan Poker`s FCS #69 – High Roller, for a site-best ₹12.30 Lakhs. The Delhi-based cash game pro, who is no stranger to tournament success, collectively added ₹12.46 Lakhs last night, for he also cashed Adda52’s Godfather (27th for ₹16,250). Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram pocketed ₹8.35 Lakhs for his runner-up finish in the FCS #69 High Roller.

Arun Sriram ended a nearly month-long title drought with a bang by taking down the other Spartan Poker flagship, FCS #66 – High – Thursday Celebration, for ₹5.55 Lakhs. The two-time Adda52 Big Game champion made away with over ₹7.14 Lakhs in Thursday winnings, climbing to #8 in the annual rankings.

‘HEMAKUNA’ (Won FCS #70 – Mid for ₹1.04 Lakhs), ‘badbeat31’ (Won FCS #72 – Mid – Hyper for ₹89,708), ‘Mantri97’ (Won FCS #65 – Low – Hyper 5 Max for ₹33,499), ‘Newsharkintown’ (Won FCS #67 – Mid – OFC Pineapple OH for ₹27,510), ‘Bitturockss’ (Won FCS #71 – Low for ₹25,859), and Shiv Chugh (Won FCS #68 – Low – Turbo for ₹17,156) won the other Freedom Celebration Series titles yesterday.

The long-time MTT pro Shravan Chhabria boosted his online bankroll by ₹6.63 Lakhs on the back of two FT finishes. He shipped Adda52’s Godfather (₹6.13 Lakhs) and finished seventh in PokerStars India’s Highroller (₹50,643).

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha was another top pro reeling in a flagship title. He took down PokerBaazi’s The Summit for the second time for ₹4.57 Lakhs and pocketed ₹4.81 Lakhs altogether.

Rubin Labroo topped the charts on PokerStars India, winning the Highroller for a second time for ₹2.39 Lakhs.

MPL Poker pro Siddharth Karia kept his dominating run on his sponsor`s site running by taking down the Thursday Smash for ₹82,837, picking up his second title on MPL Poker this month.

Prashanth Sekar, Lavesh Meena, Abhishek Batra, Vikram Mishra, Utkarsh Srivastava, Piyush Ravi, Ringphamatai Ningshen, and Rahul Sengar shipped the other Thursday majors.

This coming Sunday promises to be a blockbuster one as the FCS winds down to its finale while PokerBaazi`s new Baazi Turbo Series fires up! For a change, the Monday action will also be power-packed, with a host of Independence Day-themed MTTs and promotions guaranteeing attractive prizes.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

FCS #69 – High Roller (6-Max) – ₹50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹27,500

Entries – 101

Re-entries – 44

Rebuys – 60

Prize Pool – ₹51,25,000

Places Paid – 20

Well-known circuit regular Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain sure knows his way around High Rollers, given his extensive experience playing deep-stacked cash games! Wielding that expertise to his advantage, Jain overcame a 205-entry field in Spartan Poker’s ₹50 Lakhs GTD FCS #69 – High Roller last night, scoring a seven-figure payday worth ₹12.30 Lakhs – his best-recorded score on the site. Nishaanth ‘Metamorphosis’ Shanmughasundaram placed runner-up for ₹8.35 Lakhs.

Shashank Jain
Shashank Jain

 

Shashank Jain, who FT-ed the FCS #60 PLO High Roller the day before, made another ITM run in Adda52’s Godfather (27th for ₹16,250) to make away with the day’s best ₹12.46 Lakhs in total winnings.

Shashank Jain’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.69 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.55 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4 | Crossed ₹2 Crores in tracked online winnings on Spartan Poker

The first-ever IOPC Blaze of Glory winner, Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve, locked in ₹5.84 Lakhs in Thursday winnings from two ITM finishes, which include:

Harshad Barve
Harshad Barve

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #69 High Roller for ₹5,50,938

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹33,327

Harshad Barve online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.75 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹30 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Sujith ‘dancingshrimp’ Kumar raked in almost ₹3 Lakhs in Thursday winnings from two deep runs, which include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #69 High Roller for ₹2,71,636

> 34th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration for ₹13,950

Final Table Results

  1. Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain – ₹12,30,000
  2. Nishaanth ‘Metamorphosis’ Shanmughasundaram – ₹8,35,375
  3. Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve – ₹5,50,938
  4. Srihari ‘bangbang99’ Bang – ₹4,55,100
  5. Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot – ₹3,65,413
  6. Sujith ‘dancingshrimp’ Kumar – ₹2,86,488

 

FCS #66 – High – Thursday Celebration – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 256

Re-entries – 95

Rebuys – 218

Prize Pool – ₹28,45,000

Places Paid – 47

Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram ended an almost month-long chase for a flagship title on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, winning Spartan Poker’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD FCS #66 – High – Thursday Celebration for ₹5.55 Lakhs.

Arun Sriram
Arun Sriram

 

The two-time Adda52 BigGame champion, Sriram, made away with over ₹7.14 Lakhs in Thursday winnings, climbing one rank to #8 in the annual leaderboard standings.

His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration for ₹5,54,491

> 12th in Spartan Poker`s FCS #69 High Roller (6-Max) for ₹89,688

> 6th in PokerStars India`s Highroller for ₹65,588

> 38th in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹4,243

Arun Sriram’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.26 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.57 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #10 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.19 Crores | Moves to #8 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #8 in Annual Profits

The long-time circuit regular Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi ran deep in two events, collecting ₹2.69 Lakhs.

Siddharth Singhvi
Siddharth Singhvi

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration for ₹2,64,016

> 19th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #63 Mid 4 Card PLO for ₹5,394

Siddarth Singhvi’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.16 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.30 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora picked up ₹2.25 Lakhs in Thursday winnings across three ITM finishes in FCS marquees, which include:

Vaibhav Arora
Vaibhav Arora

 

> 4th in FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration for ₹2,13,660

> 12th in FCS #72 Mid for ₹6,683

> 21st in FCS #70 Mid for ₹4,178

Vaibhav Arora’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.08 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹32.22 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #17

Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak added ₹1.83 Lakhs last night through his deep runs in Spartan Poker’s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration (5th for ₹1.64 Lakhs) and Adda52’s Godfather (23rd for ₹18,750).

His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.39 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Final Table Results

  1. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – ₹5,54,491
  2. Sukriti ‘Emma Raducanu’ Dembla – ₹3,52,211
  3. Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi – ₹2,64,016
  4. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – ₹2,13,660
  5. Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak – ₹1,68,424
  6. sha1093 – ₹1,28,594
  7. Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer – ₹94,454
  8. TigerShark – ₹69,418

 

FCS #70 – Mid – ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 164

Re-entries – 42

Rebuys – 106

Prize Pool – ₹4,68,000

Places Paid – 27

Spartan Poker’s ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD FCS #70 – Mid registered a 212-entry field, and 27 players got a share from the ₹4.68 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘HEMAKUNA’ won the lion`s share of the prize pool kitty worth ₹1.04 Lakhs, while ‘dagadfool’ came second for ₹69,966.

dagadfool’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹25.84 Lakhs | Titles Won: #33 | Final Table Finishes: #92

Final Table Results

  1. HEMAKUNA- ₹1,03,662
  2. dagadfool – ₹69,966
  3. Suraj ‘MR.BEAST’ N Yadav – ₹48,157
  4. Jason ‘Jasonroyce’ Fernandes – ₹39,265
  5. Mihir ‘CHIPMAGNET’ Ganatra – ₹31,309
  6. Benjamin Rolle – ₹24,055
  7. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹17,503
  8. abbymads1919 – ₹12,683

 

FCS #72 – Mid – Hyper – ₹4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 132

Re-entries – 49

Rebuys – 89

Prize Pool – ₹4,05,000

Places Paid – 27

Spartan Poker user ‘badbeat31’ took down the ₹4 Lakhs GTD FCS #72 – Mid – Hyper for ₹89,708. Their Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹1.35 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹71,132 | Titles Won: #3 | Final Table Finishes: #19

Prabhat ‘R5R5R5R5R5’ Saini, who recently got active in online MTTs, collected ₹60,548 in second place. His online stats (excluding Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: ₹24.92 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Prabhat Saini
Prabhat Saini

 

Final Table Results

  1. badbeat31 – ₹89,708
  2. Prabhat ‘R5R5R5R5R5’ Saini – ₹60,548
  3. BlindMan’sBluff – ₹41,675
  4. mchlmanoj – ₹33,980
  5. Paras ‘Jhukega nahi $ala’ Jain – ₹27,095
  6. Buhr ‘C@rnage’ Advirkar – ₹20,817
  7. Shikamaru Nara – ₹15,147
  8. screw_me – ₹10,976

 

FCS – High – Main Event Day 1A – 1.50 Crores GTD

Entries: 141 | Re-entries: 17 | Rebuys: 70 | Survivors: 29 | Chip Leader: Sukriti ‘Emma Raducanu’ Dembla (200,786)

Mantri97’ (Won 1.75 Lakhs GTD FCS #65 – Low – Hyper 5 Max for 33,499), ‘Newsharkintown’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD FCS #67 – Mid – OFC Pineapple OH for 27,510), ‘Bitturockss’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD FCS #71 – Low for 25,859), and Shiv ‘cheekychugh’ Chugh (Won 1 Lakh GTD FCS #68 – Low – Turbo for 17,156), won the other Freedom Celebration Series titles on Thursday.

 

FCS Leaderboard Standings After Day 8

As the FCS enters Week #2, Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (2,403 points) continues to headline the 10 Lakhs-added FCS High leaderboard, followed by Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora (2,110 TLB points), and Arun ‘vazharmorghulisSriram (1,815 TLB points).

The top-order on the 6 Lakhs-added FCS Leaderboard remained unchanged, with Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag (5,056 TLB points), ‘BlindMan’sBluff’ (4,483 TLB points), and Paras ‘Jhukega nahi sala’ Jain (3,501 TLB points) leading the charge.

Likewise, ‘newsharkintown’ (3,373 TLB points) sits atop the 4 Lakhs-added FCS Leaderboard, followed by ‘Mndka2.0’ (2,919 TLB points), and JULI1LLB’ (2,724 TLB points).

 

PokerBaazi

The Summit – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 8,250

Entries – 148

Re-entries – 128

Prize Pool – 20,70,000

Places Paid – 36

The Chandigarh-based MTT pro, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha, outplayed a guarantee-crushing 276-player field (including 128 re-entries) in PokerBaazi`s 15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, winning the Thursday flagship for the second time last night for 4.57 Lakhs. The user ‘ankurver’ earned a site-best 3.20 Lakhs for their second-place finish.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

The four-time The Ballers champion, Chadha, lapped up over 4.81 Lakhs in Thursday cashes as he posted another deep run in Spartan Poker’s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration (25th for 23,614), closing in on Rising Star Ritwik Khanna for a place in the top five of the annual leaderboard rankings.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 11.33 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.95 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #14 | Ranked #6 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings | Ranked #7 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

Tanmay ‘Truman’ Benara was another online reg firing up a profitable Thursday grind and raked in over 2.47 Lakhs across three deep runs, which include:

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 2.06 Lakhs

> 12th in Adda52’s Godfather for 25,000

> 41st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration for 16,217

Tanmay Benara’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.87 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 86.26 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #16

Final Table Results

  1. Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha – 457,263
  2. ankurver – 320,850
  3. Tanmay ‘Truman’ Benara – 206,379
  4. Grayjoy – 152,766
  5. Arjun ‘Asuran’ Baskaran – 114,678
  6. Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh – 91,701
  7. Ayush ‘Proman502’ Garg – 76,176

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 291

Re-entries – 253

Prize Pool – 8,16,000

Places Paid – 63

The first-ever Game Changer champion, Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar, ended his extended dry title spell by overcoming a 544-entry field in PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT, picking up his maiden title of the year and the 1.58 Lakhs up top. ’happyfish’ (anonymity requested) collected 1.11 Lakhs in second-place prize money.

Prashanth Sekar
Prashanth Sekar

 

Prashanth Sekar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.96 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 89.04 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Final Table Results

  1. Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar – 158,549
  2. happyfish – 111,139
  3. tiltplay – 71,482
  4. Suneeth ‘suneethkalmady’ Kalmady – 52,877
  5. sarinrun – 39,658
  6. Jayesh ‘jayesh712’ Sher – 31,824
  7. Parteek ‘ptk007’ Maheshwari – 26,520

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 171

Re-entries – 148

Prize Pool – 6,38,000

Places Paid – 36

The mystery player ‘Banta82’ was the last player standing in PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Daily SPRINT and won the 7:30 PM marquee for 1.40 Lakhs, with the #9 ranked player of the year, Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya pocketing 98,890 in second place.

Aayush Arya
Aayush Arya

 

‘Banta82’’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 6 Lakhs | Site Profits 2.08 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Final Table Results

  1. Banta82 – 1,40,934
  2. Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya – 98,890
  3. Raldon – 63,609
  4. t1805 – 47,084
  5. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – 35,345
  6. Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani – 28,263
  7. Dhaval ‘Faizal1506’ Doshi – 23,478

 

Afternoon Boost – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 137

Re-entries – 105

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 47

PokerBaazi loyalist and former The Endeavour champion Abhishek ‘abbie1987’ Batra came out on top in the second edition of PokerBaazi`s new 5 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Boost and walked away with 74,161 in prize money following a heads-up deal with Arvindhan ‘bblackdegen’ Lakshminarayanan (2nd for 64,189).

Last night`s win fetched Batra a much-needed breakout score, for he still sits on 22.81 Lakhs in net losses on the site.

The 2,200 buy-in afternoon marquee registered an overlay deficit of 16,000 after roping in 242 entrants, and the top 47 places boarded the money bus.

Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘abbie1987’ Batra – 74,161*
  2. Arvindhan ‘bblackdegen’ Lakshminarayanan – 64,189*
  3. Aishwary ‘czarash’ Sharma – 44,850
  4. Ridhav ‘Rids’ Chawla – 34.8K
  5. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – 24,750
  6. sarinrun – 17,650
  7. mukesh207 – 14,550
  8. Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani – 12,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Vikram ‘poker_lover’ Mishra (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Hyper Sprint for 58,530), ‘abhilash2356’ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for 49,730), Utkarsh ‘Sam20542’ Srivastava (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for 46,090), ‘Eliminationismu’ (Won 3 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST for 42,750), Ringphamatai ‘matpoker’ Ningshen (Won 1 Lakh GTD Evening SPRINT for 31,870), Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar (Won 1 Lakh GTD PLO5 BOOST for 29,400), and ‘akash316’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for 9,120) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

MPL Poker

Thursday Smash – 3.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 235

Prize Pool – 3,50,000

Places Paid – 37

MPL Poker pro Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia kept his title-winning spree on his sponsor`s site going by outclassing the 235-player field in the ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD Thursday Smash to collect ₹82,837 – his second title victory and third top-two finish on the platform this month! Rohit ‘1tera1mera049’ Surana finished runner-up for 52,698.

Siddharth Karia
Siddharth Karia

 

The Final Table Series 2.0 Main Event champion, Siddharth Karia, won Adda52`s Mega Suits earlier this month and has already bagged three marquee titles in the last fortnight!

Final Table Results

  1. Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia – 82,837
  2. Rohit ‘1tera1mera049’ Surana – 52,698
  3. Neha ‘unconventional’ Saini – 35,778
  4. Utsav ‘yodha277239’ Taneja – 28,376
  5. Mohammad ‘ninja6383’ Rashid – 18,682
  6. Rahul ‘rahulskul’ Kumar – 13,218
  7. Vaibhav ‘jaibaba777’ Sikriwal – 10,575
  8. Shatruhan ‘ananya0037’ Kumar – 8,460

 

Pocket52

Pocket Jacks – 2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 93

Re-entries – 64

Prize Pool – 2,00,000

Places Paid – 24

The user ‘BajranG1111’ bested the 157-player field in Pocket52’s Thursday marquee, 2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Jacks, collecting 42,000 in first-place prize money.

Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS took home ₹31,000 in second place. Varma collectively added ₹32,444 last night as he made another deep run in PokerBaazi’s ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT (37th for ₹1,444).

Sandeep Varma RS
Sandeep Varma RS

 

Final Table Results

  1. BajranG1111 – 42,000
  2. Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS – 31,000
  3. minissha_GpKZ7dqJ3W – 23,000
  4. chester – 16,000
  5. 4betbluff – 12,000
  6. Kidpoker29 – 9,000

 

‘Santu1234’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Gladiator for 23,000), ‘user1658569803’ (Won 75K GTD Unravel for 15,782), ‘jatshankar’ (Won 60K GTD Snacks for 12,600), and ‘charly_brunson’ (Won 50K GTD Dessert for 11,500) won the other Pocket52 marquees.

 

PokerDangal

PLO 5 Thursday – 50K GTD

Buy-in – 550

Entries – 57

Rebuys – 21

Prize Pool – 50,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerDangal user ‘Sahil09malik’ championed the 50K GTD PLO 5 Thursday for 12,000, just as ‘mrprakash26’ fell out in second place, netting 8,750.

Final Table Results

  1. Sahil09malik – 12,000
  2. mrprakash26 – 8,750
  3. Shutterbug57 – 6,375
  4. ws125 – 4,750
  5. Coldblooded – 3,500
  6. limpingKK – 2,500

 

 

PokerStars India

Highroller 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 7,700

Entries – 55

Re-entries – 40

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 11

The 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin ‘kornkid4’ Labroo stood tall among all the winners on PokerStars India yesterday as he toppled a 95-entry field in PokerStars India’s Highroller to win 2.39 Lakhs – his second time shipping this event and his best finish on the site this year. Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira made away with 1.85 Lakhs in second place.

Rubin Labroo
Rubin Labroo

 

Labroo scored another 6,316 in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT (20th), collectively adding 2.45 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.70 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.70 Cr