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Spartan Poker’s “Daily Poker Marathon – Champions Week” lit up the Friday primetime action, and The Elite with its ₹10 Lakhs up-top grabbed the most attention. Thursday`s The Summit champion Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalani was the last player standing and won his career-first The Elite title for ₹8.43 Lakhs following a heads-up chop with Kill Ivey (2nd for ₹6.52 Lakhs).
The first-ever IOPC Mastermind Aniket Waghmare ended a near two-month-long title drought as he took down Adda52`s The Ballers for the third time last night, scoring a ₹5.76 Lakhs payday. Thursday`s Godfather third-place finisher Manesh Rathod (2nd for ₹3.43 Lakhs) and Godfather champion Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra (3rd for ₹2.59 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.
Young Gun Kanchan Sharma made away with ₹3.92 Lakhs last night, including PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller title for ₹3.37 Lakhs. Loveleen Singh came second for ₹2.36 Lakhs.
Mohak Kapoor, Prashant Pandagre, Parag Shah, Adwait Pol, Rajat Kumar, Dhirendra Kumar, Tapan Mansotra, and Neeraj Kumar won the other marquee titles.
Here are the Friday highlights!
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Spartan Poker’s ₹30 Lakhs GTD The Elite running as part of the site`s Champions Week sported a revamped format this week, with ₹10 Lakhs guaranteed to the eventual winner. It took Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani seven hours to triumph over the 273-entry field, netting ₹8.43 Lakhs. A heads-up deal saw ‘Kill Ivey’ pocketing ₹6.52 Lakhs in prize money.
The former IOPC Millionaire United champion, Siddhanth Kripalani, has been in stellar form this week. On Thursday, he had clinched The Summit, making last night’s win his second flagship title on consecutive days. He posted another two ITM finishes, moving up to #9 in the annual leaderboard standings.
His deep runs include:
> 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹8.43 Lakhs
> 5th in Spartan Poker’s Futuristic for ₹48,545
> 8th in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹45,000
Siddhanth Kripalani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.81 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.26 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.51 Crores | Moves up to #9 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
Spartan Poker`s Friday night value offering, the ₹9.50 Lakhs GTD Futuristic, offered ₹1.47 Lakhs in overlay value to the 1,004 entrants who signed up for the ₹880 buy-in event. After nearly nine hours of tournament action, the user ‘elbedonk’ walked away with the title and a ₹1.81 Lakhs payday. ‘The Millionaire,’ aka Rohan, came second for ₹1.11 Lakhs.
The second Millionaire edition to run with a revamped ₹20 Lakhs GTD to the winner format played out Day 1B last night. India’s original ‘Poker Guru,’ Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal (238,640), currently among the small Indian contingent making its way to the 2021 WSOP, topped the 28 survivors from a starting field of 189 participants. Rakesh ‘rockynockals’ Kalla (180,796) and Harsh ‘aaja maal phuka’ Dembla (133,409) round out the top three stacks of the day.
‘CashMeIfYouCan’ (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,508), Parag ‘Persie’ Shah (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,760), ‘R.K.K’ (Won Epic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹21,235), ‘Lucky_Patcher’ (Won The Centurion ₹85K GTD for ₹16,158), ‘LARA LARA’ (Won Epic ₹35K GTD for ₹8,806), and ‘RaiseyourEdge’ (Won Epic ₹20K GTD for ₹5,393), shipped the other Spartan Poker marquees.
PokerBaazi’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller clocked in 112 challengers who coughed up ₹11,000 to enter, resulting in an overlay of ₹80,000. After two close finishes, Young Gun Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma finally got the monkey off her back as she won the title for ₹3.37 Lakhs, with Loveleen ‘kartoos’ Singh placing runner-up for ₹2.36 Lakhs.
Arguably one of the best female poker players in the country today, Sharma had already FT-ed The Weekly HighRoller twice in the past month and raked in over ₹3.92 Lakhs last night after two more deep runs.
Her ITM finishes include:
> 1st in The Weekly HighRoller for ₹3.37 Lakhs
> 13th in The Ballers for ₹33,750
> 27th in The Elite for ₹21,000
Kanchan Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.75 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.38 Crores
The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST obliterated its posted guarantee by ₹86,000 after 236 hopefuls bought in for ₹1,100. Outlasting them all, Prashant ‘prashant031’ Pandagre took away ₹55,531 in cash prize after beating Ajay ‘Raakaa1’ Agrawal (2nd for ₹38,964) in heads-up.
Thursday`s Daily Night SPRINT champion Mohak ‘tiltin’ Kapoor (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹56,200), ‘Thor12345’ (Won PLO5 BOOST ₹50K GTD for ₹15,610), ‘Parthsimwal’ (Won Turbo ₹75K GTD for 14,510), and ‘kar98op07tshs’ (Won 5-max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹10,430) took down the other PokerBaazi marquees.
PokerStars India’s Uppercut MAGIC edition was right on schedule and kicked off at 7.30 PM yesterday. A field of 162 entries saw the brand fill in ₹1.52 Lakhs in overlays. The user ‘STK297’ proved the last player standing and won ₹1.81 Lakhs (includes ₹95,703 in bounties), beating Amit Kumar ‘AKumarss’ Singh (2nd for ₹1.05 Lakhs) to the finish line.
The other featured attraction, the ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Classic, was taken down by ‘JumboJetPack’ who pocketed the ₹50,214 (includes ₹28,383 in bounties). ‘durr2020’ finished runner-up for ₹33,151 (includes ₹11,320 in bounties).
Adwait ‘Adwait Pol’ Pol (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹33,639), ‘$nowBioKid’ (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakhs for ₹26,991), Dhirendra ‘dmkool007’ Kumar (Won Time Tourney ₹50K for ₹25,431), ‘iamks05’ (Won Ultra KO 75% 50K GTD for ₹23,715), Tapan ‘tweedu_taps’ Mansotra (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹15,629), ‘Himanshu2206’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,494) and ‘RAV1619’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹8,714) were the other marquee winners.
Adda52 has been filling in overlays all week long, and the trend continued with its ₹22.50 Lakhs GTD The Ballers overlaying ₹3.46 Lakhs after registering 278 players. The first-ever IOPC Mastermind Aniket ‘anteman’ Waghmare walked past the competition to clinch The Ballers title for the third time (his second time this year) for ₹5.76 Lakhs. This was his ninth recorded title win for the year, boosting his online scorecard to ₹3.06 Crores (₹88.45 Lakhs in net profits).
Thursday’s Godfather third-place finisher Manesh ‘TEAMfromHELL’ Rathod (2nd for ₹3.43 Lakhs) and the Godfather winner Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (3rd for ₹2.59 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.
After firing three bullets, Adda52 user ‘Akhaygeorge’ decimated a 110-entry strong field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Friday PLO Bounty to collect a personal best (on Adda52) ₹1.22 Lakhs (includes ₹26,684 in bounties). The winner ‘Akhaygeorge’ now boasts ₹3.95 Lakhs in recorded earnings on Adda52 and ₹71,266 in site-losses. Priya ‘priyaranjan2k12’ Ranjan Das placed runner-up for ₹75,323 (includes ₹5,470 in bounties).
The ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event completed Day 1B yesterday, and only 24 players from a starting field of 191 hopefuls survived the day’s onslaught. ‘loadedtrump’ (208,549), Kritagya ‘kritagya_17’ Sharma (186,518), and Kunal ‘Kunotaguero’ Yadav (176,428) headlined the day-end chip counts.
‘rg912’ (Won Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹56,525), ‘Dinny9’ (Won Nano Ballers ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹47,856), Rajat ‘rajatnara’ Kumar (Won Nano Siesta ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹28,250), ‘DogaXII’ (Won Nano Friday Adda ₹90K GTD for ₹23,850), ‘chunu79’ (Won Nano Crack Jack ₹70K GTD for ₹16,944), ‘GOWDA1993’ (Won Nano Battleship ₹30K GTD for ₹7,543), and TLB crusher Neeraj ‘kumartomar’ Kumar (Won Nano PLO ₹25K GTD for ₹6,614) won titles on Day 5 of the Nano Poker Series.
Khelo365’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Refuel registered 110 entries, overlaying ₹1.70 Lakhs. The user ‘JIOkhelo’ was the last player standing and won ₹1.25 Lakhs. ‘Roar’ finished runner-up for ₹90,000. Our Chota Machhi, AKA Arpit Jain, was streaming his run in the event and min-cashed for ₹6,000. You can watch his stream below.
The other Friday winners were:
|Player||Prize Amount||Event||Poker Site|
|rg912||₹56,525||Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|Mohak ‘tiltin’ Kapoor||₹56,200||Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Prashant ‘prashant031’ Pandagre||₹55,531||Holdem BOOST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|CashMeIfYouCan||₹54,508||Monster Stack ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Dinny9||₹47,856||Nano Ballers ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|Parag ‘Persie’ Shah||₹46,760||Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Adwait ‘Adwait Pol’ Pol||₹33,639||Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|Rajat 'rajatnara' Kumar||₹28,250||Nano Siesta ₹1 Lakh GTD||Adda52|
|$nowBioKid||₹26,991||Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakhs||PokerStars India|
|Dhirendra ‘dmkool007’ Kumar||₹25,431||Time Tourney ₹50K||PokerStars India|
|DogaXII||₹23,850||Nano Friday Adda ₹90K GTD||Adda52|
|iamks05||₹23,715||Ultra KO 75% 50K GTD||PokerStars India|
|R.K.K||₹21,235||Epic ₹1 Lakh GTD||Spartan Poker|
|chunu79||₹16,944||Nano Crack Jack ₹70K GTD||Adda52|
|Lucky_Patcher||₹16,158||The Centurion ₹85K GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Tapan ‘tweedu_taps’ Mansotra||₹15,629||Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD||PokerStars India|
|Thor12345||₹15,610||PLO5 BOOST ₹50K GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Parthsimwal||₹14,510||Turbo ₹75K GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Himanshu2206||₹11,494||Deepstack ₹50K GTD||PokerStars India|
|kar98op07tshs||₹10,430||5-max Daily ₹50K GTD||PokerBaazi|
|LARA LARA||₹8,806||Epic ₹35K GTD||Spartan Poker|
|RAV1619||₹8,714||Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD||PokerStars India|
|GOWDA1993||₹7,543||Nano Battleship ₹30K GTD||Adda52|
|Neeraj 'kumartomar' Kumar||₹6,614||Nano PLO ₹25K GTD||Adda52|
|RaiseyourEdge||₹5,393||Epic ₹20K GTD||Spartan Poker|
The Millionaire (Top Place ₹20 Lakhs GTD) Day 1B – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹5,500
Entries – 109
Re-entries – 30
Rebuys – 50
Survivors – 28
Day 1B of The Millionaire (Top Place ₹20 Lakhs GTD) logged in a 189-entry field, and only 28 hopefuls made the cut for Day 2.
PokerGuru Mentor Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal (238,640) bagged the day-end chip lead with Rakesh ‘rockynockals’ Kalla (180,796), Harsh ‘aaja maal phuka’ Dembla (133,409), Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar (129,544), Anurag ‘CultOfPersonality’ Srivastava (126,052), Mohit ‘magicmountain’ Mittal (105,993), Young Gun Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra (101,330), the #2 ranked player of the year Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (87,439), and Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani (85,920) carrying forward above-average stacks.
The ₹5,500 buy-in weekend flagship has logged in 418 entries across its first two starting flights (Day 1A – 229 and Day 1B – 189) and has another three flights to run before Day 2 on Sunday.
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B
The Elite ₹30 Lakhs GTD (Top Place ₹10 Lakhs GTD) – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹11,000
Entries – 138
Re-entries – 74
Re-buys – 61
Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000
Places Paid – 30
Spartan Poker’s Friday night extravaganza, The Elite, offered a ₹30 Lakhs prize pool guarantee and ₹10 Lakhs to the winner. The event logged in a 273-entry field, overlaying ₹2.70 Lakhs.
Starting at 9:30 PM, it was 4:30 AM when Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani took down the event for ₹8.43 Lakhs. He chopped the title heads-up with the user ‘Kill Ivey’ (2nd for ₹6.52 Lakhs).
The 26-year-old online phenom has been on a trailblazing run this week. Kripalani had won The Summit on Thursday, making this his second consecutive title victory. Besides shipping The Elite, Kripalani cashed another two events last night, netting ₹9.37 Lakhs overall.
Siddhanth Kripalani`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.81 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.26 Crores | Ranked #9 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
Nitesh ‘KATIYAR11’ Katiyar (3rd for ₹3.60 Lakhs), Vaibhav ‘Beautiful Mistakes’ Sharma (4th for ₹2.10 Lakhs), and PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (6th for ₹1.35 Lakhs) also FT-ed the event.
Final Table Results
*denotes heads-up deal
Nano Main Event ₹25 Lakhs GTD Day 1B – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹1,650
Entries – 148
Re-entries – 43
Survivors – 24
The ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event logged in a 191-entry field on Day 1B, and only 24 survived through to Day 2. The user ‘loadedtrump’ (208,549) topped the day-end chip counts, with Kritagya ‘kritagya_17’ Sharma (186,518), Kunal ‘Kunotaguero’ Yadav (176,428), Pranav ‘pkpok’ Khandalkar (169,216), and Rakshit ‘ved234’ Vedh (144,040) featuring among the top 10 stacks of the day.
The ₹1,650 buy-in Nano Main Event has filled in 388 entries already (Day 1A – 197 and Day 1B – 191) and has four flights left to run.
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B