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Daily Majors: Shashank Jain, Kunal Patni, Bharath Kumar, Karann Dembla & Kaushik Tibrewal Bag the Fat Thursday Paycheques

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  • RUPAM THAKUR June 25, 2021
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Thursday delivered a firecracker lineup of flagship tournaments with PokerBaazi’s National Poker Series once again headlining the day`s proceedings.

Shashank Jain was the standout winner of the day. He grabbed the NPS Gold Medal in the ₹1 Crore GTD NPS Highroller, netting a career-best ₹20.31 Lakhs and a seat in the ₹20 Lakhs added Night of Champions SNG. Last week`s NPS PLO Highroller champion Kunal Patni booked a career-best ₹14.05 Lakhs for placing runner-up, climbing up four places to #6 on the annual leaderboard.

The day saw several players booking career-best finishes, including this week`s Sixth Sense winner Bharath Kumar, who topped PokerBaazi’s NPS Thursday Thunder for a career-high ₹9.64 Lakhs and his first NPS Gold Medal.

Karann Dembla got past the formidable Gaurav Sood heads-up to win Adda52`s Godfather for a personal-best ₹6.13 Lakhs.

Kaushik Tibrewal, Anirban D Das, Shagun Jain, Rajat Sharma, Umesh Sharma, Vivek Karwa, Sagar Raj, Suraj N Yadav & Aditya Kesharwani were the other names on the long Thursday winners list.

Here are the Thursday highlights.


Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker`s ₹1 Crore GTD ‘The Millionaire’ kicked off its final edition of June last evening. Starting out at 7 PM, Day 1A logged in 291 participants, and 40 players survived the day`s onslaught. The top two stacks were bagged by former Millionaire champions Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila (199,356) & Sriharsha ‘Sygrayem’ Doddapaneni (196,667), with the three-time Destiny winner Ghanshyam ‘Tiger10’ Tripathi (184,416) rounding out the top three names on the survivor’s list.

Saurabh Rohila
Saurabh Rohila


The Trending Thursday returned with the same ₹23 Lakhs prize pool guarantee as last week and registered 453 entries – 17 entries lesser than its previous run – filling in ₹35,000 in overlays. Kaushik ‘ikigai’ Tibrewal championed the event for a career-best ₹4.61 Lakhs. The user ‘TejuHel’ raked in ₹3.07 Lakhs for their runner-up finish.

Kaushik Tibrewal
Kaushik Tibrewal


Kaushik Tibrewal made another three ITM finishes, collectively earning ₹4.97 Lakhs. The Trending Thursday victory fetched him his third flagship title of the year, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹82.84 Lakhs (₹19 Lakhs in net profits).

The second Thursday marquee, the ₹9 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack, registered 484 entries to collect a ₹9.68 Lakhs prize pool. The June The Millionaire champion Rajat ‘NoPrisoners’ Sharma shipped the event for ₹1.74 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (runner-up for ₹1.34 Lakhs).

Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma


Rajat Sharma`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.30 Crores |Lifetime Profits: ₹2.86 Crores

The three-time Godfather champion Shardul Parthasarathi breached the ₹4 Crores mark in lifetime earnings after his Thursday night run that included three ITM finishes. At the same time, he crossed ₹1.50 Crores in annual earnings.

Shardul Parthasarathi
Shardul Parthasarathi


Shardul Parthasarathi stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.01 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹1.76 Crores |Annual Winnings: ₹1.51 Crores|Annual Profits: ₹67.83 Lakhs| Ranked #12 on the Annual Leaderboard

Vivek ‘acchemicals’ Karwa (Won Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹64,127), Suraj N ‘MR.BEAST’ Yadav (Won Night Rider DeepStack Turbo ₹2.1 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,096), and Aditya ‘KesarDaa’ Kesharwani (Won Epic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹24,298) took down the other Spartan Poker marquees

Vivek Karwa
Vivek Karwa




The National Poker Series has set a tall benchmark for other operators to meet and Day 12 of the series had seven events on the schedule.

Five events awarded medals, and none was as big as the ₹1 Crore GTD NPS#72 Highroller. The cash game reg from New Delhi, Shashank ‘Westworld’ Jain, overcame the reg-laden 755-entry field and pipped the start-of-Day 2 chip leader Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni heads-up to win the NPS Gold Medal. He bagged a career-best ₹20.31 Lakhs for the win, also becoming the latest player to qualify for the ₹20 Lakhs added Night of Champions SNG. Not just that, the former APT Online India Main Event fourth-place finisher also became the 36th player on our tracked database to breach the ₹1 Crore mark in annual earnings.

Shashank Jain
Shashank Jain


Shashank Jain’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.42 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹1.18 Crores|Annual Winnings: ₹1.04 Crores|Annual Profits: ₹18.55 Lakhs

The former banked turned poker pro Kunal Patni also booked a career-best ₹14.05 Lakhs for his runner-up finish in the NPS Highroller, and this was his second podium score at the NPS. He had previously won the NPS PLO Highroller last week for ₹8.02 Lakhs. The deep run has pushed him up to #3 on the NPS podium leaderboard. He cashed in five more events, including an FT score in NPS#75 Sprint, adding ₹14.97 Lakhs in total winnings. These scores helped Patni climb up three places to #6 on the annual leaderboard standings.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni


Kunal Patni’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.31 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹1.80 Crores|Annual Winnings: ₹1.72 Crores|Annual Profits: ₹46.77 Lakhs

The second biggest event of the day, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD NPS#73 Thursday Thunder, drew 696 participants, collecting a whopping ₹52.20 Lakhs prize pool (over 30% more than its advertised guarantee). Thursday’s Sixth Sense winner Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar came out on top to win a career-best ₹9.64 Lakhs and his first NPS Gold Medal. ‘InAutumn’ (runner-up for ₹6.77 Lakhs) and Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani (3rd for ₹4.37 Lakhs) claimed the Silver and Bronze Medal`s respectively.

Bharath Kumar
Bharath Kumar


Bharath Kumar was one of four players cashing seven figures on Thursday, booking a cumulative ₹10.07 Lakhs overall, counting his runner-up finish in PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for ₹43,673.

The ₹3 Crores GTD NPS Main Event will be making its final descent on Sunday, and in the lead-up to the finale, the event added 534 entries on Flight 1D. After the stipulated 27 levels of play, 53 survivors packed their bags for Day 2. The ₹5,500 entry buy-in Main Event has so far clocked in 2,303 entries across its first four starting flights (Flight 1A – 634, Flight 1B – 623, Flight 1C – 512, and Flight 1D – 534) and has three more flights to go. Raghav ‘maddytilt’ Madan (410,000), Kanav ‘sokopa’ Parwal (367,000), and ‘Pocket__aces’ (350,000) headlined the advancing field.

Raghav Madan
Raghav Madan


The ₹550 entry buy-in ₹1 Crore GTD Golden Rush completed Flight 1L last night, with 1,006 entries joining the fast-expanding field. After 27 levels of play, 92 hopefuls made it through to Day 2, and PokerBaazi users ‘SuperClever’ (525,000), ‘jjrock420’ (508,000), and Devendra ‘dk2yadav’ Yadav (429,000) topped the day-end chip counts. The event needs a whopping 20,000 entries to break even and has recorded 14,243 entries with three more flights on tap.

The Game Changer 2.0 champion Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain outlasted the 900-entry field in the ₹6 Lakhs GTD NPS#75 Sprint to collect a site-best ₹2.36 Lakhs, crossing ₹4 Crores in lifetime winnings.

Shagun Jain
Shagun Jain


Shagun Jain`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.02 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹1.88 Crores

‘MAP8989’ (Won NPS#71 Deepdive ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹2 Lakhs) and ‘venkat11223’ (Won NPS#69 PLO5 Madness ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,620) won the other NPS Gold Medals of the day.

Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni topped the ₹3 Lakhs-added Daily Leaderboard to win ₹75,000. Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma (2nd for ₹45,000) & Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal (3rd for ₹33,000) scored the #2 and #3 payouts.

The ₹35 Lakhs-added, NPS Leaderboard race, has Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC (9,270 points) still in front with Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal (9,006 points) & Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni (8,170 points) driving up the competition.

NPS Leaderboard Standings After Day 12

1Bhanu 'Chennaino1' Prakash KC9,270
2Vinay 'vinay09' Rajpal9,006
3Kunal 'VasooliChacha' Patni8,170
5Kritagya 'Kritagya_17' Sharma7,156
6Mohammad 'chandlerbing' Azhar6,931
7Chirag 'miyagi' Sodha6,770
8Anirban 'pottysingh' D Das6,483
9Sanat 'mehro2511' Mehrotra6,471
10Neeraj 'SelfClaimedPro' Kumar6,348


PokerStars India

PokerStars India always manages to bring in the top guns on Thursday, and last night its ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller had a reg-laden field of 162 entries battling it out for a share of the ₹11.34 Lakhs prize pool. Anirban ‘nocluewho’ D Das kept his hot run going by taking down the title for ₹2.29 Lakhs. Young Gun Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover placed second for ₹1.77 Lakhs.

Anirban D Das
Anirban D Das


The first-ever Adda52 Colossus champion, Anirban Das, has been an unstoppable force in online MTTs for the better part of the year, and the last two months undoubtedly stand out on his winning graph. The IIM Ahmedabad alumnus has emerged to become one of the biggest winners in this period and last night`s win fetched him his 19th title victory of the year – his seventh title of June. He has also posted an unbelievable 49 FT finishes this month, and last night alone, he scored 10 ITM finishes for almost ₹4.45 Lakhs in total winnings. These scores have catapulted him into the top 10 of the annual leaderboard.

Anirban D Das’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.75 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹2.11 Crores|Annual Winnings: ₹1.59 Crores|Annual Profits: ₹37.16 Lakhs|Ranked #10 on the Annual Leaderboard

PokerStars India loyalist Umesh ‘dhondu.chilll’ Sharma took down the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale title for ₹65,152 (including bounties) after outlasting a field of 182 entries. The NPS Thursday Thunder champion Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar place runner-up for ₹43,673.

Umesh Sharma
Umesh Sharma




Adda52 has been feeling the overlay pinch ever since the NPS started, and yesterday again, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather fell a good ₹1.55 Lakhs short of its listed guarantee as 469 runners joined the action. Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla scored a thumping victory, winning a career-best ₹6.13 Lakhs after beating one of the best MTT players in the country, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood (runner-up for ₹3.63 Lakhs) heads-up.

Karann Dembla
Karann Dembla


Karann Dembla`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹39.83 Lakhs|Lifetime Profits: ₹9.13 Lakhs in profits (stats across Adda52 & PokerBaazi)

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo attracted 270 hopefuls, collecting a guarantee-crushing ₹6.08 Lakhs prize pool. Adda52 user ‘defeated’ was the last player standing and won ₹1.64 Lakhs, with Anmol ‘anmol39’ Agarwal placing runner-up for ₹95,681.

Runner-up Anmol Agarwal
Runner-up Anmol Agarwal


The ₹1.10 Crore GTD Nano Poker Series (NPS) is the other NPS series currently underway. The only difference is that it’s keeping the low to mid-stakes players busy. The cornerstone of the series, the ₹25 lakhs GTD Nano Main Event, played out the first of five starting flights on Thursday. Day 1A recorded 195 entries, and only 26 among them made the cut for Day 2. ‘faizal1506’ (318,412), ‘SammyBulldog’ (271,291), and Sanish ‘sanish21’ Chhabra (197,327) carried forward the top stacks.

Sanish Chhabra
Sanish Chhabra


Day 4 of Adda52`s NPS declared seven champions. Among them were Rahul ‘poker_king52’ Purohit (Won Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹64,000), ‘sammybulldog’ (Won Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹61,000), Sagar ‘rajsagar32’ Raj (Won Nano Godfather ₹3.2 Lakhs GTD for ₹59,576), ‘SANDY123890’ (Won Nano Thursday Adda ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,200), ‘Messironaldo007’ (Won Nano Siesta ₹1.35 Lakhs GTD for ₹29,743), ‘FuckedUpLife’ (Won Nano Crack Jack ₹75K GTD for ₹19,489), and ‘echan’ (Won Nano PLO ₹35K GTD for ₹9,902).

The other Thursday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
₹2 LakhsNPS#71 Deepdive ₹5 Lakhs GTD
Umesh ‘dhondu.chilll’ Sharma₹65,152Battle Royale ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Vivek ‘acchemicals’ Karwa₹64,127Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
sammybulldog₹61,000Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sagar ‘rajsagar32’ Raj₹59,576Nano Godfather ₹3.2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
₹46,620NPS#69 PLO5 Madness ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD
Suraj N ‘MR.BEAST’ Yadav₹40,096Night Rider – DeepStack Turbo ₹2.1 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ron007₹33,000The Closer ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDGoodPoker
SANDY123890₹31,200Nano Thursday Adda ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Messironaldo007₹29,743Nano Siesta ₹1.35 Lakhs GTDAdda52
TriggerHappy₹29,400Warrior Arena Bounty ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Shivam ‘brooskyradio1’ Shukla₹25,673Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Aditya ‘KesarDaa’ Kesharwani₹24,298Epic 1.25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Rakshit ‘4betshov’ Vedh₹19,814Total KO 90% ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
FuckedUpLife₹19,489Nano Crack Jack ₹75K GTDAdda52
Shubham007₹18,893Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
gauravarora77₹14,102Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
echan₹9,902Nano PLO ₹35K GTDAdda52
yogisoni2704₹8,386Deepstack ₹40K GTDPokerStars India
RAV1619₹7,139Primetime Grind ₹40K GTDPokerStars India


NPS #74 Main Event Flight 1D 3 Crore GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 335

Re-entries – 199

Survivors – 53

The ₹3 Crore GTD NPS Main Event featuring a ₹5,500 buy-in played out Flight 1D last night. Starting at 9 PM, the flight recorded a starting field of 534 contenders, and by the time the play culminated at 2 AM, only 53 players were left standing.

Raghav ‘maddytilt’ Madan (410,000) bagged the end-of-day chip lead.

The other notable stacks belonged to Kanav ‘sokopa’ Parwal (367,000), Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo (342,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘flopcheck’ Arya (284,000), Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir (277,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh (263,000), Kunal ‘Kvohra’ Vohra (261,000), and Arun ‘Yoda’ Poply (257,000).

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in Main Event has clocked in 2,303 entries across its first four starting flights (Flight 1A – 634, Flight 1B – 623, Flight 1C – 512, and Flight 1D – 534) and has three more flights to run.

2nd in Chips Kanav Parwal
2nd in Chips Kanav Parwal


Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Raghav ‘maddytilt’ Madan – 410,000
  2. Kanav ‘sokopa’ Parwal – 367,000
  3. Pocket__aces – 350,000
  4. Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo – 342,000
  5. Devvrat ‘flopcheck’ Arya – 284,000
  6. Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir – 277,000
  7. Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh – 263,000
  8. Kunal ‘Kvohra’ Vohra – 261,000
  9. PayYourDealer – 261,000
  10. Arun ‘Yoda’ Poply – 257,000


NPS#72 Highroller 1 Crore GTD Day 2 – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹16,500

Entries – 445

Re-entries – 310

Prize Pool – ₹1,13,25,000

Places Paid – 76

The three-day-long ₹1 Crore GTD NPS Highroller finally played down to a champion last night. The well-known poker reg from New Delhi, Shashank ‘Westworld’ Jain, outlasted the 84 survivors on Day 2 to collect a career-best ₹20.31 Lakhs and his first NPS Gold Medal. The Flight 1A chip leader Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni could not go the distance and finished runner-up for ₹14.05 Lakhs.

Shashank Jain is now the fifth player to have booked his seat at the ‘NPS Night of Champions’ scheduled for July 3. A high roller specialist, Shashank Jain, had previously won the PPL High Roller title in 2019. The recent Adda52 Millions runner-up finisher now has ₹3.42 Crores in recorded online winnings.

Shashank Jain’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.42 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹1.18 Crores|Annual Winnings: ₹1.04 Crores|Yearly Profits: ₹18.55 Lakhs

The ₹16,500 entry buy-in event logged in 755 entries (Flight 1A – 367 and Flights 1B – 388) across two starting flights, generating a whopping ₹1.13 Crores prize pool. Eighty-four survivors (Flight 1A – 40 and Flight 1B – 44) made it through to Day 2 that commenced at 7:30 PM.

Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant bubbled the final table in ninth place for ₹2.12 Lakhs.

The former Adda52 team pro, Kunal Patni, had booked his seat in the ‘NPS Night of the Champions’ after winning the NPS PLO HighRoller on June 19. He came incredibly close to becoming the first player to win two NPS Gold Medals last night. Patni also final-tabled the NPS#75 Sprint and cash out in four more events, raking in ₹14.97 Lakhs overall.

Kunal Patni has jumped up three places to #6 on the annual leaderboard and has also moved up to #3 on the ₹35 Lakhs GTD NPS Leaderboard with 8,170 points, dislodging ‘BigFishh’ (7,890 points), and behind TLB crusher Bhanu Prakash KC (9,270 points) and Vinay Rajpal (9,006 points). Patni also topped the NPS Daily Leaderboard race with 1,846 points, banking an additional ₹75,000.

His Thursday ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s NPS#72 Highroller for ₹14,05,433

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#75 Sprint for ₹59,130

> 35th in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹15,870

> 40th in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹13,750

> 130th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#71 Deepdive for ₹1,667

> 57th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#69 PLO5 Madness for ₹1,144

Tuesday’s The Mint winner Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal retained his #2 rank on the NPS Series Leaderboard by raking in 5.61 Lakhs in winnings in Day 12’s NPS events. Vinay Rajpal has now cashed in 37 events out of the 51 that he has played. He has accumulated 9,006 points, resulting in ₹8.74 Lakhs in winnings. He added another ₹33,000 to his bankroll by placing third on the NPS Daily Leaderboard behind Kunal Patni and Kritagya Sharma.

His Thursday ITM scores include:

> 6th in NPS#72 Highroller for ₹4,51,351

> 9th in NPS#73 Thursday Thunder for ₹96,570

> 21st in NPS#75 Sprint for ₹10,800

> 86th in NPS#71 Deepdive for ₹2,382

Casino Pride 1 poker room operator Ramesh ‘EXECUTIONRR’ Thotapalli (4th for ₹7.36 Lakhs), Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra (5th for ₹5.47 Lakhs), Harsh ‘bbbvicky’ Sharma (7th for ₹3.61 Lakhs), and Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar (8th for ₹2.83 Lakhs) were among the known names on the FT of this flagship event.

Final Table Results

  1. Shashank ‘Westworld’ Jain – ₹20,31,573
  2. Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni – ₹14,05,433
  3. pablo_escobar – ₹10,01,130
  4. Ramesh ‘EXECUTIONRR’ Thotapalli – ₹7,35,993
  5. Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra – ₹5,46,865
  6. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – ₹4,51,351
  7. Harsh ‘bbbvicky’ Sharma – ₹3,61,268
  8. Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar – ₹2,82,993


The Millionaire 1 Crore GTD – Day 1A – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 142

Re-entries – 34

Rebuys – 115

Survivors – 40

The final June edition of Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire commenced proceedings yesterday. Day 1A, the first of the tourney’s five starting flights, drew 291 entries – the lowest start for the flagship tourney among all the June editions. Only 40 could bag stacks for Day 2, and leading the group was the former SSS Millionaire champion, former IIT-ian, Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila (199,356). MTT phenom Sriharsha ‘Sygrayem’ Doddapaneni (196,667) finished only a few chips behind Rohila. At the same time, the Two of a Kind & three-time Destiny champion Ghanshyam ‘Tiger10’ Tripathi (184,416) rounded out the top three from the flight.

Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain (158,290), PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh (141,211), Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (140,036), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh ‘SpewMonkey’ Balodhi (131,449), Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth (128,475), and Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (121,879) were the other top stacks who qualified from Day 1A.

2nd in Chips Sriharsha Doddapaneni
2nd in Chips Sriharsha Doddapaneni


Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila – 199,356
  2. Sriharsha ‘Sygrayem’ Doddapaneni – 196,667
  3. Ghyanshyam ‘Tiger10’ Tripathi – 184,416
  4. ButtonsHaiBro – 180,919
  5. Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain – 158,290
  6. Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh – 141,211
  7. Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma – 140,036
  8. Ashutosh ‘SpewMonkey’ Balodhi – 131,449
  9. Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth – 128,475
  10. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – 121,879


NPS#70 Golden Rush 1 Crore GTD Flight 1L PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 713

Re-entries – 293

Survivors – 92

Flight 1L of the NPS Golden Rush logged in 1,006 entries, extending the total field size of this ambitious event to 14,243. There are another three flights on tap, and we have 60 tickets to the event up for grabs in a social media contest. To participate, click here.

After 27 levels of play, 92 runners booked their seats for Day 2, with ‘SuperClever’ (525,000), ‘jjrock420’ (508,000) and Devendra ‘dk2yadav’ Yadav (429,000) topping the day-end charts.

Pulkit ‘Ifoldfullhouses’ Goyal (364,000) was the only known name to make it to the top 10 of Flight 1L.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Flight 1L

  1. SuperClever – 525,000
  2. jjrock420 – 508,000
  3. Devendra ‘dk2yadav’ Yadav – 429,000
  4. bigfish12 – 380,000
  5. Pulkit ‘Ifoldfullhouses’ Goyal – 364,000
  6. MaddyMax – 352,000
  7. Sunnyahuja – 323,000
  8. viraj89 – 313,000
  9. chandantilokani – 308,000
  10. destroyer13 – 305,000


NPS#73 Thursday Thunder 40 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 347

Re-entries – 349

Prize Pool – ₹52,20,000

Places Paid – 81

Running from 8 PM to 4:53 AM, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD NPS#73 Thursday Thunder pulled in 696 participants, hauling in a massive ₹52.20 Lakhs prize pool.

Tuesday’s Sixth Sense champion, Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar, won his first NPS Gold Medal and a career-best ₹9.64 Lakhs in the event. In fact, Bharath Kumar picked up another FT finish to add a hefty ₹10.07 Lakhs in Thursday winnings. His top finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s NPS#73 Thursday Thunder for ₹9,64,134

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for 43,673

‘InAutumn’ claimed the Silver Medal for ₹6.76 Lakhs, while Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani settled for the Bronze for ₹4.37 Lakhs.

NPS Podium Leaderboard #2 rank holder Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma fired seven bullets before locking in a seventh-place finish for ₹1.61 Lakhs. Kritagya Sharma is currently placed fifth on the NPS Series Leaderboard with 7,156 points. He also placed second on the NPS Daily Leaderboard with 1,432 points, locking in an additional ₹45,000 in prizes.

Pulkit ‘Ifoldfullhouses’ Goyal (4th for ₹3.22 Lakhs) and Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar (8th for ₹1.28 Lakhs) also earned FT payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar – ₹9,64,134
  2. InAutumn – ₹6,76,990
  3. Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani – ₹4,36,870
  4. Pulkit ‘Ifoldfullhouses’ Goyal – ₹3,22,074
  5. omniknight – ₹2,41,164
  6. sumitkulkarni – ₹1,95,706
  7. Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma – ₹1,61,298
  8. Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar – ₹1,28,412


Godfather 25 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 223

Re-entries – 246

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 49

Adda52`s Thursday night flagship, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather, had to add a significant ₹1.55 Lakhs in overlays after only 469 entrants showed up to play. The 8 PM tourney got in the books in the wee hours of Friday morning and paid out the top 49 places.

Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla was the last player standing and won the lion’s share of the prize money worth ₹6.13 Lakhs. And making a second place finish in the event for an incredible fourth time was one of the country`s top ranked players, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood (runner-up for ₹3.63 Lakhs).

Abhishek ‘thegrinder’ Garg (4th for ₹1.88 Lakhs), Ayush ‘lazyman’ Garg (5th for ₹1.25 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘boomtilt23’ Pal Singh (6th for ₹87,500), Harshad ‘laiibhari’ Barve (7th for ₹68,750), and poker coach Abhishek ‘pomfret1989’ Goindi (8th for ₹56,250) also FT-ed the event.

Runner-up Gaurav Sood
Runner-up Gaurav Sood


Final Table Results

  1. Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla – ₹6,12,500
  2. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – ₹3,62,500
  3. Padma37 – ₹2,50,000
  4. Abhishek ‘thegrinder’ Garg – ₹1,87,500
  5. Ayush ‘lazyman’ Garg – ₹1,25,000
  6. Laksh ‘boomtilt23’ Pal Singh – ₹87,500
  7. Harshad ‘laiibhari’ Barve – ₹68,750
  8. Abhishek ‘pomfret1989’ Goindi – ₹56,250


Nano Main Event 25 Lakhs GTD Day 1A – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 121

Re-entries – 74

Survivors – 26

Day 4 of the Nano Poker Series had eight events running, including Day 1A of the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event. The₹1,650 entry buy-in tourney logged in 191 entries on Day 1A, and 31 survived the day`s play.

The mystery user ‘faizal1506’ (318,412) took the chip lead, with ‘SammyBulldog’ (271,291) and former The Millionaire champion Sanish ‘sanish21’ Chhabra (197,327) bagging the next top two stacks.

Avinash ‘avinkon’ Koneru (191,626), Rising Star Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh (176,263), the #1 ranked player of the year Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia (171,755), Abhijit ‘arkantos11’ Lal (126,928), and Young Gun Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal (110,288) also booked a seat to Day 2.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. faizal1506 – 318,412
  2. SammyBulldog – 271,291
  3. Sanish ‘sanish21’ Chhabra – 197,327
  4. Avinash ‘avinkon’ Koneru – 191,626
  5. Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh – 176,263
  6. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – 171,755
  7. Abhijit ‘arkantos11’ Lal – 126,928
  8. void191 – 125,852
  9. ImAlpha – 119,851
  10. Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal – 110,288


Trending Thursday 23 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 201

Re-entries – 68

Rebuys – 184

Prize Pool – ₹23,00,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker’s ₹23 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday clocked in 453 entries, registering a marginal ₹35,000 in overlays. Kaushik ‘ikigai’ Tibrewal proved the eventual champion to claim a career-best ₹4.61 Lakhs, beating mystery player ‘TejuHel’ (runner-up for ₹3.07 Lakhs) to the finish line.

Kaushik Tibrewal cashed out in three more tourneys yesterday to earn a collective ₹4.97 Lakhs. He presently sits with over ₹82.84 Lakhs in recorded lifetime winnings (₹19 Lakhs in net profits).

His top finishes include:

> 1st in the Trending Thursday ₹23 Lakhs GTD for ₹4.61 Lakhs

> 29th in Godfather for ₹16,250

> 76th in NPS #73 Thursday Thunder ₹40 Lakhs GTD for ₹13,050

> 15th in Monster Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹6,986

Others who featured on the FT include Prakash ‘Robin Van Charsi’ Gupta (3rd for ₹2.24 Lakhs), Man Mohan ‘Gradatim Ferociter’ Singh (5th for ₹1.42 Lakhs), Myron ‘mehhhh’ Pereira (6th for ₹1.07 Lakhs), and Suraj ‘Surajk123’ Kapila (8th for ₹57,960).

Final Table Results

  1. Kaushik ‘ikigai’ Tibrewal – ₹4,61,150
  2. TejuHel – ₹3,06,590
  3. Prakash ‘Robin Van Charsi’ Gupta – ₹2,24,250
  4. J.U.B.L.U.U. – ₹1,81,010
  5. Man Mohan ‘Gradatim Ferociter’ Singh – ₹1,41,910
  6. Myron ‘mehhhh’ Pereira – ₹1,07,410
  7. betbetfold – ₹78,890
  8. Suraj ‘Surajk123’ Kapila – ₹57,960


Highroller 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 90

Re-entries – 72

Prize Pool – ₹11,34,000

Places Paid – 20

The weekly Thursday flagship on PokerStars India, the ₹7,700 entry buy-in ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller, managed to crush its guarantee by ₹1.34 Lakhs on the back of a starting field of 162 challengers.

The 7:36 PM MTT got in the books at 2:59 AM and found a champion in MTT phenom Anirban ‘nocluewho’ D Das, who padded his ever-growing bankroll by ₹2.29 Lakhs. What’s more impressive is that this is Das’ 19th MTT title of the year, and he raked in over ₹4.45 Lakhs after 10 more ITM finishes last night! Young Gun Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover placed runner-up and netted ₹1.77 Lakhs in cash prize.

Anirban Das has laddered up to #10 of the 2021 leaderboard and boasts ₹5.75 Crores in lifetime winnings, with total profits amounting to ₹2.11 Crores!

Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall (3rd for ₹1.37 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassadors Arjanveer ‘Ballistik310’ Singh Chadha (4th for ₹1.06 Lakhs) and Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj (5th for ₹81,939), along with Anurag ‘GutshotHaiBro’ Srivastava (6th for ₹63,399), Ranjeet ‘Bedevilforyou’ Negi (7th for ₹49,054), Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar (8th for ₹37,955), and Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain (9th for ₹31,871) also FT-ed the tourney!

Runner-up Arsh Grover
Runner-up Arsh Grover


Final Table Results

  1. Anirban ‘nocluewho’ D Das – ₹2,28,621
  2. Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover – ₹1,76,893
  3. Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall – ₹1,36,868
  4. Arjanveer ‘Ballistik310’ Singh Chadha – ₹1,05,900
  5. Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj – ₹81,939
  6. Anurag ‘GutshotHaiBro’ Srivastava – ₹63,399
  7. Ranjeet ‘Bedevilforyou’ Negi – ₹49,054
  8. Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar – ₹37,955
  9. Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain – ₹31,871


Monster Stack 9 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 252

Re-entries – 74

Rebuys – 158

Prize Pool – ₹9,68,000

Places Paid – 47

The ₹9 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack was Spartan Poker’s second Thursday attraction, and the tournament drew a crowd of 484 players, collecting a generous ₹9.68 Lakhs prize pool. June’s first The Millionaire champion Rajat ‘NoPrisoners’ Sharma earned the bragging rights to claim his second title win of the month for a ₹1.74 Lakhs payday. Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi placed runner-up for ₹1.34 Lakhs.

Yash ‘gambler11’ Jaiswal (4th for ₹72,697), Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh (7th for ₹32,138), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan (8th for ₹23,619) were the other known players on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Rajat ‘NoPrisoners’ Sharma – ₹1,74,178
  2. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi – ₹1,34,322
  3. Checktrap6 – ₹89,830
  4. Yash ‘gambler11’ Jaiswal – ₹72,697
  5. Vikkypoker1 – ₹57,306
  6. Paulo Dybala – ₹43,754
  7. Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh – ₹32,138
  8. Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan – ₹23,619


NPS#75 Sprint 6 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 451

Re-entries – 449

Prize Pool – ₹13,50,000

Places Paid – 108

The late-night ₹1,650 entry buy-in NPS#75 Sprint offered a ₹6 Lakhs guarantee that was blown to smithereens with 900 entrants registering for the tourney, creating a colossal ₹13.50 Lakhs prize pool.

After nearly seven hours of playing, Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain won his second NPS medal of the series and his first Gold Medal, along with a ₹2.36 Lakhs top prize. The Game Changer 2.0 champion, who had picked up the NPS Bronze Medal in the NPS Mini Main Event (Warm Up), bested ‘sheeshaking’ (runner-up for ₹1.65 Lakhs) heads-up en-route to capturing the title.

Monish ‘Monish1221’ Annthem (3rd for ₹1.07 Lakhs), Anish ‘Sniper7’ Grover (4th for ₹79,110), Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni (5th for ₹59,130), and Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara (6th for ₹47,790) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain – ₹2,36,250
  2. sheeshaking – ₹1,65,510
  3. Monish ‘Monish1221’ Annthem – ₹1,07,055
  4. Anish ‘Sniper7’ Grover – ₹79,110
  5. Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni – ₹59,130
  6. Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara – ₹47,790


Monster Turbo 5 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 160

Re-entries – 110

Prize Pool – ₹6,07,500

Places Paid – 27

The user ‘defeated’ outlasted the 270-entry field in Adda52`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo to win ₹1.64 Lakhs. Sunday Highroller – PKO champion Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain came second for ₹95,681.

Anmol ‘anmol39’ Agarwal (3rd for ₹72,900), Atishay ‘pokergod56’ Samuel (5th for ₹36,450), Akshat ‘akshat03’ Sharma (6th for ₹25,819), Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (7th for ₹19,744), and NPS#23 Big KO champion, Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (9th for ₹15,188) FT-ed the event.

Final table Results

  1. defeated – ₹1,64,025
  2. Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain – ₹95,681
  3. Anmol ‘anmol39’ Agarwal – ₹72,900
  4. jigmet8888 – ₹53,156
  5. Atishay ‘pokergod56’ Samuel – ₹36,450
  6. Akshat ‘akshat03’ Sharma – ₹25,819
  7. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹19,744
  8. Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna – ₹15,188
  9. pratap2904 – ₹12,150


Battle Royale 3 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,750

Entries – 107

Re-entries – 75

Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,55,219

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹1,44,781

Total Prize Pool – ₹3,00,000

Places Paid – 20

Umesh ‘dhondu.chilll’ Sharma raced past the 182-entry field in the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale on PokerStars India to win ₹65,152. The NPS Thursday Thunder champion Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar missed winning his second title last night and banked ₹43,673 for placing runner-up.

Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla (3rd for ₹20,956), Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra (4th for ₹25,298), and Faiz ‘LFGgggg’ Alam (5th for ₹16,518) also posted FT scores.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Umesh ‘dhondu.chilll’ Sharma – ₹65,152
  2. Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar – ₹43,673
  3. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – ₹20,956
  4. Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra – ₹25,298
  5. Faiz ‘LFGgggg’ Alam – ₹16,518
  6. Marvolo10 – ₹13,517
  7. jethalal007 – ₹12,476


The Closer 1.5 Lakhs GTD GoodPoker

Buy-in – ₹1,000

Entries – 143

Re-entries – 48

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 21

‘Ron007’ championed GoodPoker’s ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD, The Closer, to win ₹33,000. ‘Kissmyjacks’ placed runner-up for ₹24,000.


Warrior Arena Bounty 1.20 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Re-buyin – ₹1,500

Entries – 62

Re-entries – 18

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 13

PokerDangal’s ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD Warrior Arena Bounty found a champion in ‘TriggerHappy,’ who banked ₹29,400 for the win. ‘wittybloke’ finished runner-up for ₹22,200.


This report was updated at 7:30 PM on 25.6.2021.

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