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Daily Majors: Shashank Shekhar, Vivek Singh, Aditya Singh & Arjanveer Singh Chadha Reel in the Big Friday Scores

Daily Majors: Shashank Shekhar, Vivek Singh, Aditya Singh & Arjanveer Singh Chadha
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  • RUPAM THAKUR October 8, 2022
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Friday delivered an action-packed day of online MTTs, with the top regs locking in massive scores. MPL Poker’s Diwali Lakhpati Party and PokerDangal’s Diwali Poker Festival were the added attraction over and above the other flagship tournaments running across popular online sites. Spartan Poker’s Diwali Celebration Series is almost here, with the series starting on Sunday.

The IOPC Jan 2022 – Super High Roller runner-up Shashank Shekhar topped the Friday charts after taking down Spartan Poker’s The Elite (6-Max) for ₹6.64 Lakhs, ending a seven-month-long title drought. PokerGuru Ambassador Rony Chowdhury (opted out from tracking) placed runner-up for ₹4.48 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassadors entered the weekend on a roll, with three Team Ambassadors adding to the team’s ever-growing tally of titles on Friday. Yesterday’s biggest winner from the stable was the former The Millionaire champion, Young Gun Vivek Singh, who championed Spartan Poker’s Friday High Roller (6-Max) for ₹6.13 Lakhs. A three-way chop saw Jyoti Ranjan Nayak (2nd for ₹5.91 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh (3rd for ₹5.14 Lakhs) securing podium finishes. Singh banked ₹6.29 Lakhs cumulatively, breaching the ₹5 Crores barrier in lifetime profits!

The 2022 Galactic Series Main Event champion Aditya Singh, took down his first title victory of the month in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹5.27 Lakhs. ‘Ncg99‘ came in second and banked ₹3.19 Lakhs.

The ranked #3 player of the year, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha championed PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for the second time for ₹4.56 Lakhs (won ₹5.09 Lakhs overall), crossing the “₹3 Crores” milestone in tracked annual winnings. Navneet Tanwar finished runner-up for ₹3.20 Lakhs (won ₹3.26 Lakhs overall).

Shrikant Sanjay Pradhan clinched his maiden title of the year last night in Spartan Poker’s Futuristic and banked ₹1.55 Lakhs – his second-biggest score on the site. ‘Grabaka_Hitman’ (2nd for ₹95,936) and Nitin Rawat (3rd for ₹68,572) secured podium finishes.

Bashir Ahmed Bhat won PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost yesterday for ₹1.48 Lakhs after a heads-up chop with online reg Pradip Ghosh who took home ₹1.42 Lakhs for his runner-up finish (won ₹1.71 Lakhs overall).

Kunal Yadav won the Uppercut on PokerStars India last night and banked ₹1 Lakh, netting 1.05 Lakhs collectively. Amit Ayare collected ₹62,288 in second place.

Periyar Selvam, PokerGuru Ambassador Faiz Alam, Somesh Patel, Akshit Madan, Raghav Ananth, Dhaval Solanki, Saddam Qureshi, Clinton Tavares, Amit Jaiswal, and Mohit Kumar Singh shipped the other Friday marquees.

Here are the Friday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

The Elite (6-Max) – 30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 136

Re-entries – 57

Rebuys – 102

Prize Pool – 30,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Friday was about the top regs winning the flagship tournaments, and driving up the action on Spartan Poker was Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar. The IOPC Jan 2022 – Super High Roller runner-up started his weekend on a winning note by overcoming a stacked FT in Spartan Poker’s 30 Lakhs GTD The Elite (6-Max) to bank over 6.64 Lakhs, ending a seven-month-long title drought. PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘Eunseom176’ Chowdhury (opted out from tracking) placed runner-up for 4.48 Lakhs.

Shashank Shekhar
Shashank Shekhar

 

Shashank Shekhar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.55 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 72.46 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2| Annual Winnings: 69.95 Lakhs

The 11,000 buy-in event fell a negligible 50,000 short of its listed guarantee on the back of 295 entries and paid out the top 27 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar – 6,64,500
  2. Rony ‘Eunseom176’ Chowdhury – 4,48,500
  3. Trucker3 – 3,08,700
  4. Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel – 2,51,700
  5. Vinayak ‘firehaimai’ Bajaj – 2,00,700
  6. Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy – 1,54,200

 

Friday High Roller (6-Max) – 30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 27,500

Entries – 59

Re-entries – 36

Rebuys – 26

Prize Pool – 30,25,000

Places Paid – 13

The former The Millionaire champion Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh outplayed the 121-player field in Spartan Poker’s 30 Lakhs GTD Friday High Roller (6-Max) to collect 6.13 Lakhs. A three-way chop saw Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak (2nd for 5.91 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘b00mTilt23’ Pal Singh (3rd for 5.14 Lakhs) securing podium finishes.

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh

 

Vivek Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 9.56 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.26 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #20 | Annual Winnings: 1.36 Crores

PokerGuru Stakings’ Laksh Pal Singh emerged as one of the standout performers last night with two top finishes and a hefty 6.29 Lakhs in total winnings, crossing the “5 Crores” mark in lifetime profits.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

His top Friday finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Friday High Roller (6-Max) for 5,13,757

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s The Elite (6Max) for 1,12,200

> 88th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 3,100

Laksh Pal Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 11.12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 5.02 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #9 | Annual Winnings: 2.29 Crores | Ranked #13 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The 27,500 buy-in Friday High Roller collected 30.25 Lakhs in the prize pool and paid out the top 13 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – 6,13,236*
  2. Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak – 5,91,207*
  3. Laksh ‘b00mTilt23’ Pal Singh – 5,13,757*
  4. SimSlave – 2,88,888
  5. Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi – 2,32,925
  6. Nitesh ‘KATIYAR11’ Katiyar – 1,81,500

*denotes a three-way deal

 

Futuristic (Multi Entry) – 8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 880

Entries – 650 (358)

Rebuys – 368

Prize Pool – 8,14,400

Places Paid – 95

Shrikant ‘baphomate’ Sanjay Pradhan clinched his maiden title of the year last night in Spartan Poker’s Friday value offering, 8 Lakhs GTD Futuristic. Pradhan overcame a vast 1,018-player field in the Futuristic to win 1.55 Lakhs – his second-biggest score on the site.

‘Grabaka_Hitman’ (2nd for 95,936) and Nitin ‘NITINABD’ Rawat (3rd for 68,572) secured podium finishes.

Shrikant Sanjay Pradhan’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 13.20 Lakhs | Site Profits: 2.38 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

The 880 buy-in Futuristic collected 8.14 Lakhs in the prize pool and paid 95 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Shrikant ‘baphomate’ Sanjay Pradhan – 1,55,388
  2. Grabaka_Hitman – 95,936
  3. Nitin ‘NITINABD’ Rawat – 68,572
  4. Vishal ‘Alicent Hightower’ Tulsyan – 52,529
  5. Smartyshane – 41,616
  6. sharlegend – 32,413
  7. thereisnospoon – 23,618
  8. Sheeva – 16,141

 

Akshit ‘alwaysgud’ Madan (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for 46,686), Dhaval ‘mahakal07’ Solanki (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner Multi Entry for 35,571), Saddam ‘sam059424’ Qureshi (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Night Rider for 30,294), ‘Shirou Emiya‘ (Won 60K GTD Striker PKO for 15,324), and ‘TopDeck’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for 14,928) won the other titles on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerBaazi

The Weekly HighRoller – ₹12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 113

Re-entries – 76

Prize Pool – ₹18,90,000

Places Paid – 24

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha topped the 189-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller to claim the title for a second time, banking ₹4.56 Lakhs up top. Navneet ‘Navneet78’ Tanwar finished runner-up for ₹3.20 Lakhs.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

Arjanveer Singh Chadha also FT-ed Adda52’s The Ballers (8th for ₹52,685), pocketing ₹5.09 Lakhs overall, pushing him across the ₹3 Crores mark in tracked annual cashes. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹12.05 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.29 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #21 | Annual Winnings: ₹3.03 Crores | Ranked #3 on the Annual Leaderboard (Total Cashes) | Ranked #11 in Annual Profits

Navneet Tanwar scored in PokerBaazi’s (7-MAX) Afternoon Boost (18th for ₹5,550), netting ₹3.26 Lakhs in Friday earnings. His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹58.03 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹6.17 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Sanket ‘aslipapaji’ Jain banked ₹2.16 Lakhs through two deep runs, which include:

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹1,52,334

> 7th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹63,221

Sanket Jain’s online stats (Excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹69.91 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹36.44 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Final Table Results

  1. Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha – ₹4,56,435
  2. Navneet ‘Navneet78’ Tanwar – ₹3,19,977
  3. Fayaz ‘Jorach’ Ahmad Akhoon – ₹2,05,632
  4. Sanket ‘aslipapaji’ Jain – ₹1,52,334
  5. Dankanakan – ₹1,14,345
  6. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – ₹91,476

 

Daily Value Boost – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,375

Entries – 437

Re-entries – 321

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 113

Bashir ‘babloo321’ Ahmed Bhat has been trying for three consecutive days to win PokerBaazi’s 10 Lakhs GTD Daily Value Boost. He managed to cash the event on Wednesday, came close to the final table (11th) on Thursday, and finally clinched the title on Friday for 1.48 Lakhs. It wasn’t an easy tourney to win, and Bhat eventually chopped the title with online reg Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (2nd for 1.42 Lakhs).

Pradip Ghosh
Pradip Ghosh

 

Bashir Ahmed Bhat’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 17.16 Lakhs | Site Profits: 1.67 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Pradip Ghosh locked in 1.71 Lakhs on the back of five ITM finishes, which include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 1,42,020

> 17th in PokerStars India’s Uppercut for 10,488

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s (6-MAX) Holdem Boost for 7,860

> 17th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 7,339

> 32nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for 3,713

Pradip Ghosh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.77 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.17 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #25 | Annual Winnings: 1.53 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Bashir ‘babloo321’ Ahmed Bhat – 1,48,280*
  2. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – 1,42,020*
  3. Lourembam ‘ninjakari’ Joshima Devi – 83,000
  4. mannmanikpuri – 58,000
  5. Vignesh ‘Rajjni007’ Kumar – 40,500
  6. Vikas ‘nohomejerome’ Yadav – 28,200
  7. Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar – 19,900
  8. zeejohn007 – 15,100

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 271

Re-entries – 204

Prize Pool – 7,13,000

Places Paid – 54

Periyar ‘Sagittarius’ Selvam overcame the 475-entry field in PokerBaazi’s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT, banking 1.24 Lakhs up top, winning his first title in over seven weeks. A three-way deal saw Abhinav ‘boom786’ Malhotra (2nd for 92,382) and ‘aadi6175’ (3rd for 91,690) secure podium finishes.

Periyar Selvam
Periyar Selvam

 

This win was Selvam’s third Sprint title of the year and his second time shipping the (7-Max) SPRINT. His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 10.22 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 2.05 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Abhinav Malhotra also ITM-ed PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost (105th for 2,800), netting 95,182 in Friday winnings. His PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 5.23 Lakhs | Site Profits: 2.85 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Final Table Results

  1. Periyar ‘Sagittarius’ Selvam – 1,24,085*
  2. Abhinav ‘boom786’ Malhotra – 92,382*
  3. aadi6175 – 91,690*
  4. Akshay ‘AkshayP’ Pathak – 47,738
  5. Prashant ‘prashant031’ Pandagre – 35,839
  6. Siddharth ‘GangnamGangi’ Gangwar – 28,714
  7. Neeraj ‘neerunj’ Sattawat – 23,940

*denotes a three-way deal

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 136

Re-entries – 137

Prize Pool – 5,46,000

Places Paid – 36

The two-time (7-Max) SPRINT champion (in 2022), PokerGuru Ambassador Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam (opted out of our tracking), opened his title scorecard for October last night. Alam collected the (7-Max) Daily SPRINT title for 1.21 Lakhs after defeating Ravi Kant ‘ravi250294’ Kumar (runner-up for 84,630) in the heads-up showdown.

Faiz Alam
Faiz Alam

 

His Friday scores include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for 1,20,611

> 91st in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 2,900

The 273-player field generated a guarantee-crushing 5.46 Lakhs prize pool, distributed among the top 36 finishers.

Final Table Results

  1. Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam – 1,20,611
  2. Ravi Kant ‘ravi250294’ Kumar – 84,630
  3. Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya – 54,436
  4. Crmvu2010 – 40,295
  5. Areyann ‘kreishhAA’ Gurbaxani – 30,248
  6. Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar – 24,188
  7. Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani – 20,093

 

(7-Max) Afternoon Boost – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 122

Re-entries – 125

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 47

A new user on PokerBaazi, ‘Wabaki,’ were playing their eighth MTT on the site and proved to be the last player standing in the 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Afternoon Boost. ‘Wabaki’ walked away with a site-best 69,835 following a three-way deal with Ketan ‘PokerKhiladi’ Sengar (2nd for 56,792), and ‘The Old Lady’ (3rd for 56,573).

Wabaki’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 73,337 | Site Profits: 44,297 | Titles Won in 2022: #1

The 2,200 buy-in MTT fell short of breaking even by three entries on the back of 247 challengers, and the top 47 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Wabaki – 69,835*
  2. Ketan ‘PokerKhiladi’ Sengar – 56,792*
  3. The Old Lady – 56,573*
  4. blazin666 – 34,800
  5. HarshitMuchhal – 24,750
  6. Harshit ‘Gotiyaa’ Swaika – 17,650
  7. Shashank ‘shashank171992’ Mehrotra – 14,550

*denotes a three-way deal

 

‘Shettru12’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Midnight SPRINT for ₹52,030), ‘fishtiru’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹46,890), ‘Machli26’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹34,660), ‘Parv2626’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD (6-Max) Holdem Boost for ₹31,840), ‘volley12’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Evening SPRINT for ₹27,880) and Amit ‘walker90’ Jaiswal (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO Boost Monster for ₹24,050) shipped the other Friday flagships on PokerBaazi.

 

Pocket52

Pocket Queens – 6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 111

Re-entries – 67

Prize Pool – 6,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Pocket52 domain user ‘PARAMJNV’ championed the site’s Friday attraction, the 6 Lakhs GTD Pocket Queens, taking home 1,24,500 in first-place prize money. Guddu ‘Netflix’ Chaudhary placed second for 93,000.

Final Table Results

  1. PARAMJNV – 1,24,500
  2. Guddu ‘Netflix’ Chaudhary – 93,000
  3. Prabhat ‘ prabhat2810’ Kumar – 66,000
  4. Myraji – 42,000
  5. LHD0007 – 31,500
  6. Nand ‘Baazigar’ Kishore – 24,000

 

‘user1654705244’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Knights for 46,000), ‘prabhat2810’ (Won 1.25 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch for 28,750), and ‘komal2’ (Won 50K GTD Pocket Squares for 11,500) won the other Pocket52 marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Uppercut – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 131

Re-entries – 79

Regular Prize Pool – 2,90,000

Bounty Prize Pool – 2,10,000

Total Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 23

Kunal ‘kunnotaguero’ Yadav nailed the 5 Lakhs GTD Uppercut on PokerStars India last night and took home 1 Lakh up top, with Amit ‘Nitin&AMIT9999’ Ayare collecting 62,288 in second-place.

Kunal Yadav
Kunal Yadav

 

The three-time Sundowner champion, Yadav, made away with almost