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Daily Majors: Singh, Gandhi, Khanna, Chitre, & Udayashankar Champion the Wednesday Flagships

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  • RUPAM THAKUR December 3, 2020
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It was a dull Wednesday, with most of the flagship tourneys having to fill in sizable overlays. PokerGuru Ambassadors had another fantastic day with the team booking multiple deep runs between them. The headliner from the team was Ashish Munot, who added another prestigious title to his tally by becoming PokerStars India`s “Star of the Month” – November. He overcame the 100 qualifiers in the Finale last night to win ₹1.15 Lakhs in MTT tickets and a PokerStars India goodie bag. The runner-up, TLB crusher Neeraj Kumar received ₹35,000 in MTT tickets.

The former PPL MoneyMaker champion, Sandeep Singh, was the day’s biggest winner as he took down the ₹27 Lakhs GTD Destiny on Spartan Poker for ₹7.02 Lakhs.

Here’s a complete recap of the Wednesday action!

 

Spartan Poker

Offering the biggest prize pool guarantee on Wednesday was Spartan Poker’s ₹27 Lakhs GTD Destiny. The signature Wednesday flagship logged in 522 entries, overlaying ₹90,000. Sandeep ‘SandeeSingh’ Singh navigated his way to the top to score a site-best ₹7.02 Lakhs payday and a seat in the Destiny 17.0 SnG Finale. PokerGuru Ambassador Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall finished runner-up for ₹4.32 Lakhs.

Sandeep Singh
Sandeep Singh

 

Singh happens to be a former PokerBaazi PPL MoneyMaker champion who had won the marquee title in March for ₹18.30 Lakhs – his career-best score to date. The Destiny win is Singh’s second title victory on Spartan Poker in the last six days – he had shipped the Monster Stack on the site on November 26 for ₹67,208. Last night`s score has boosted his lifetime earnings to ₹1.15 Crores.

The ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD Mega Freeze brought in 83 hopefuls to register an overlay of ₹26,000. Starting at 9.30 PM, it took almost six hours before Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna came out on top to win the ₹75,625 first-place cash prize. Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar finished runner-up for ₹53,763.

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna

 

Khanna, an avid poker streamer, posted a second FT score yesterday, placing 7th in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹39,200. With ₹1.15 Lakhs in cumulative earnings for the day, he improved his annual MTT tally to ₹1.04 Crores.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India once again ran two ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourneys yesterday. The Night on Stars, the featured tourney of the day, logged in 307 entrants to post an overlay of₹11,563. It took a little under eight hours for Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni to ship the tourney for the second time this year, banking ₹93,920 in the process. The mystery user ‘poquewolf’ finished runner-up for ₹68,843.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

 

The DIWALI RUSH-38 Super Highroller winner, Patni, also placed ninth in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹23,500, pushing his lifetime online record to ₹3.48 Crores. The victory has catapulted him to the #2 spot on the Week# 1 standings in the “Star of the Month” – December leaderboard race.

The Big Bubble Rush played out amidst 176 runners, overlaying ₹60,000. It was 2:22 AM on Thursday by the time Suraj B ‘SlickkkBob’ Udayashankar wrapped up the tourney, winning a career-best ₹1.04 Lakhs (₹53,771 in prize money and ₹50,478 in bounties). PokerStars India regular ‘Infic11’ finished runner-up for ₹57,469 (₹39,725 in prize money and ₹17,744 in bounties).

Suraj B Udayashankar
Suraj B Udayashankar

 

The other highlight of the day was the “Star of the Month” November Finale. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘chipcharity999’ Munot ran past a stacked field of 100 qualifiers in the fiercely contested Finale to walk away with the bragging rights of becoming the “Star of Month” – November. He won ₹1.15 Lakhs in MTT tickets and a PokerStars India goodie bag. The runner-up, TLB crusher Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar, received ₹35,000 in MTT tickets.

Ashish Munot

 

 

Adda52

Adda52’s signature Wednesday tourney, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick, clocked in 666 entries to collect a smashing ₹15.38 Lakhs in prize money. After about nine hours of rigorous play, Pranjal ‘lilmessipranjal’ Gandhi came out on top to win ₹3.84 Lakhs for the outright victory. ‘bulletsbaby’ finished runner-up for ₹2.23 Lakhs.

Pranjal Gandhi Wins Sixth Sense on PokerStars India (Sept 24)
Pranjal Gandhi

 

Gandhi is a former Spartan Poker IOPC Two-of-a-Kind winner with ₹1.31 Crores in lifetime winnings. The Maverick victory ended an almost seven-and-a-half-month-long title drought for him.

Like the Maverick, the ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna also crushed its listed guarantee by a comfortable ₹31,324 margin after registering 253 entries. Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹1.12 Lakhs. The anonymous ‘vedrathi’ finished runner-up for ₹66,855.

Yash Chitre
Yash Chitre

 

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi ran its Wednesday special ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride. Sporting a ₹3,300 entry buy-in, the event registered 250 entries, overlaying a significant ₹1.25 Lakhs. After close to six hours of play, anonymous user ‘Ikka5’ championed the tourney for their best-recorded finish on the site worth ₹2.35 Lakhs. Online reg ‘Apocalypto’ (anonymity requested) finished runner-up for ₹1.65 Lakhs. The champion currently sits with ₹22.22 Lakhs in recorded earnings on PokerBaazi, with a net profit of ₹2.13 Lakhs.

The 9 PM Special ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday MegaStack saw Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja topping a starting field of 131 entries to win ₹70,216 with ‘pagalkutta’ finishing runner-up for ₹49,177. The Pride runner-up, ‘Apocalypto,’ placed fourth for ₹23,423.

Utsav Taneja
Utsav Taneja

 

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
Ritwik 'Fisherman1997' Khanna₹75,625Mega Freeze ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Utsav 'ranny006' Taneja₹70,216Wednesday MegaStack ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Divya Prakash 'sabkaabaap' Jain₹46,917Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.45 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
RAV1619₹24,309Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
moneymind₹20,250Wednesday PLO ₹1 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
pokerking84₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
Hriday ‘MARRII’ Mondal₹16,065Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTDPocket52
CrimeMasterGoGo₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

Destiny 27 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 253

Re-entries – 99

Rebuys – 170

Prize Pool – ₹27,00,000

Places Paid – 50

Spartan Poker’s signature Wednesday offering, Destiny, ran with a ₹27 Lakhs prize pool guarantee last night. A total of 522 entries (253 unique, 99 re-entries, and 170 rebuys) signed up for the 8 PM tourney, resulting in an overlay deficit of ₹90,000.

Making his way to the top was the former PPL MoneyMaker champion Sandeep ‘SandeeSingh’ Singh. He padded his bankroll by an impressive ₹7.02 Lakhs after defeating PokerGuru Ambassador Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall (runner-up for ₹4.32 Lakhs) heads-up for the title.

Singh had, last Thursday, captured the ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹67,207. While he now sits with over ₹1.15 Crores in recorded MTT winnings, Singh has also booked his seat for the Destiny 17.0 SnG Finale slated for December 27.

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha (4th for ₹1.78 Lakhs), Ankur ‘Crimemastergogo’ Sehgal (5th for ₹1.13 Lakhs), Avinit ‘pushnpray17’ Bagri (6th for ₹94,500), and PokerGuru Ambassador Jayjit ‘David Blaine’ Ray (7th for ₹67,500) were others who FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Parikshit Dhall
Runner-up Parikshit Dhall

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sandeep ‘SandeeSingh’ Singh – ₹7,02,000
  2. Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall – ₹4,32,000
  3. Surajk123 – ₹2,45,890
  4. Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha – ₹1,78,200
  5. Ankur ‘Crimemastergogo’ Sehgal – ₹1,13,400
  6. Avinit ‘pushnpray17’ Bagri – ₹94,500
  7. Jayjit ‘David Blaine’ Ray – ₹67,500
  8. randheerbhatt50 – ₹59,400

 

Maverick 15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 316

Re-entries – 360

Prize Pool – ₹15,37,912

Places Paid – 72

Adda52’s Wednesday flagship, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick, logged in 676 challengers, and the top 72 places took a stab at the ₹15.37 Lakhs prize pool.

After almost nine hours of intense action, the winner emerged in Pranjal ‘lilmessipranjal’ Gandhi, who took away ₹3.84 Lakhs, with ‘bulletsbaby’ finishing runner-up for ₹2.22 Lakhs. With this score, Gandhi’s lifetime earnings have crossed ₹1.31 Crores.

Avinash ‘avinkon’ Koneru (3rd for ₹1.50 Lakhs), Anubhav ‘killabot’ Ray (5th for ₹76,895), and Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (8th for ₹30,758) were some others who FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. Pranjal ‘lilmessipranjal’ Gandhi – ₹3,84,475
  2. bulletsbaby – ₹2,22,996
  3. Avinash ‘avinkon’ Koneru – ₹1,50,714
  4. sugth01 – ₹107,653
  5. Anubhav ‘killabot’ Ray – ₹76,895
  6. Misagh – ₹53,827
  7. parimalkumbhakar31 – ₹42,292
  8. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹30,758

 

The Pride 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 138

Re-entries – 112

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 45

It was business as usual at PokerBaazi, with The Pride making its scheduled weekly run starting at 8 PM. The ₹3,850 entry buy-in tourney logged in 250 runners, falling ₹1.25 Lakhs short of its advertised ₹10 Lakhs prize pool guarantee.

Racing past a host of regs on the FT was mystery user ‘Ikka5,’ who pocketed the top prize of ₹2.35 Lakhs. Online reg ‘Apocalypto’ (anonymity requested) finished runner-up for ₹1.65 Lakhs. The champion currently sits with ₹22.22 Lakhs in recorded earnings on PokerBaazi, with a net profit of ₹2.13 Lakhs.

The runner-up, ‘Apocalypto,’ also FT-ed the Wednesday Megastack, placing fourth for ₹23,423.

Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC (3rd for ₹1.06 Lakhs), Akshat ‘takingcuntrol’ Sharma (4th for ₹78,600), Jimmy ‘jeeven’ Arora (5th for ₹59,000), Vinod ‘figureitout’ Megalmani (6th for ₹47,200), Rising Star and last night’s Mega Freeze winner on Spartan Poker, Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna (7th for ₹39,200), and poker coach Abhishek ‘AbhishekRathod’ Rathod (8th for ₹31,400) cashed from the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Ikka5 – ₹2,35,300
  2. Apocalypto – ₹1,65,100
  3. Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC – ₹1,06,200
  4. Akshat ‘takingcuntrol’ Sharma – ₹78,600
  5. Jimmy ‘jeeven’ Arora – ₹59,000
  6. Vinod ‘figureitout’ Megalmani – ₹47,200
  7. Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna – ₹39,200
  8. Abhishek ‘AbhishekRathod’ Rathod – ₹31,400

 

Night on Stars 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,750

Entries – 170

Re-entries – 137

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 53

The more prominent of the two ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourneys running on PokerStars India last evening was the Night on Stars. Sporting a ₹1,750 entry buy-in, the tourney logged in 307 entrants to experience an overlay deficit of ₹11,563.

The former Adda52 team pro Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni was the last player standing after almost eight hours of intense play, banking a ₹93,920 cash prize. ‘poquewolf’ finished runner-up for ₹68,843.

Last week`s DIWALI RUSH-38 Super Highroller winner, Patni, also placed ninth in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹23,500. His current lifetime tally stands at ₹3.48 Crores.

Young Gun Anmol ‘Kaanchacheena’ Mehta (3rd for ₹50,462), Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker77’ Parakh (4th for ₹36,989), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (8th for ₹10,678) were among the notable FT finishers.

Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni – ₹93,920
  2. poquewolf – ₹68,843
  3. Anmol ‘Kaanchacheena’ Mehta – ₹50,462
  4. Aman ‘KarmaPoker77’ Parakh – ₹36,989
  5. sas1412 – ₹27,112
  6. SuitNConnect – ₹19,873
  7. theoldestkid – ₹14,567
  8. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – ₹10,678
  9. abbey4u – ₹7,827

 

Big Bubble Rush 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 103

Re-entries – 73

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,80,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,20,000

Places Paid – 29

PokerStars India’s Big Bubble Rush was the other ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourney that played out last night. The event commenced at 9:30 PM and ran till 2:22 AM, gathering 176 entries through the late registration period.

Suraj B ‘SlickkkBob’ Udayashankar raced past the competition to win the tourney for ₹1.04 Lakhs (₹53,771 in prize money and ₹50,478 in bounties), with site regular ‘Infic11’ finishing runner-up for ₹57,469 (₹39,725 in prize money and ₹17,744 in bounties).

Udayashankar now has ₹10.88 Lakhs in recorded earnings on the site, with a net profit of ₹1.55 Lakhs.

Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla (3rd for ₹37,473), Akshay ‘ak7208’ Panwar (4th for ₹30,119) and Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar (5th for ₹24,924) were others who cashed on the seven-handed final table.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Suraj B ‘SlickkkBob’ Udayashankar – ₹1,04,249
  2. Infic11 – ₹57,469
  3. Anmolraj ‘modi chai wala’ Singh Chawla – ₹37,473
  4. Akshay ‘ak7208’ Panwar – ₹30,119
  5. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar – ₹24,924
  6. samdaddy1991 – ₹18,416
  7. 507002 – ₹15,885

 

La Luna 4 Lakhs GTD 6-Max – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 153

Re-entries – 110

Prize Pool – ₹4,31,324

Places Paid – 27

Adda52`s ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna pulled in 263 participants who signed up for ₹1,800, and the top 27 places boarded the money bus.

Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre championed the tourney to win ₹1.12 Lakhs, with ‘vedrathi’ placing runner-up for ₹66,855.

Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh (4th for ₹36,662) and Shivam ‘barbarik12’ Kumar Singh (6th for ₹18,331) were others who FT-ed the tourney.

 

Mega Freeze 2.75 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 83

Prize Pool – ₹2,75,000

Places Paid – 11

Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna topped a field of 83 entries to win Spartan Poker`s ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD Mega Freeze for ₹75,625.

Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar secured a runner-up payday worth ₹53,763.

Vinay ‘Dhanraj Seth’ Choudhry (5th for ₹21,450), Sanchit ‘tullupump’ Adukia (6th for ₹16,775), and PokerBaazi Team Pro Abhishek ‘nbc345’ Rathod (7th for ₹13,200) FT-ed the tourney.

 

Wednesday MegaStack 2.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 81

Re-entries – 50

Prize Pool – ₹2,62,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerBaazi`s ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday MegaStack logged in 131 entries, and the top 15 places boarded the money bus.

The event commenced at 9 PM and went on until 1:49 AM, by which time Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja had championed the tourney for a ₹70,216 payday.

Tuesday’s The Endeavour runner-uppagalkutta’ finished runner-up for ₹49,177.

Chirag ‘BadSirck’ Khandelwal (3rd for ₹31,623), The Pride fifth-place finisher Jimmy ‘jeeven’ Arora (5th for ₹17,554), and Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora (8th for ₹9,353) FT-ed the tourney.

 

Wednesday PLO 1 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 91

Re-entries – 68

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 26

PokerDangal’s ₹1 Lakhs GTD Wednesday PLO suffered a marginal ₹4,600 overlay shortfall after registering 159 entries. ‘moneymind’ rode past the competition to win the title and the ₹20,250 cash prize that came with it.

Ajit Singh ‘ace_bob’ Arora finished 4th for ₹8,500.

 

Pocket Jacks 75K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 98

Re-entries – 55

Prize Pool – ₹76,500

Places Paid – 24

The ₹75K GTD Pocket Jacks logged in 153 participants to collect ₹76,500 in the prize pool, and the top 24 places got paid.

The winner emerged in Hriday ‘MARRII’ Mondal, who earned a paycheck worth ₹16,065 after defeating ‘Yuvi10’ (runner-up for ₹11,857) in the heads-up play.

Neeraj ‘Professor’ Karn finished 3rd for ₹8,797.

 

Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 66

Re-entries – 30

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 15

Pocket52’s 50K GTD Unravel was championed by ‘pokerking84,’ who took away a cash prize worth ₹11,500 after defeating ‘Srajput451’ (runner-up for ₹8,250) in the heads-up play.

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 43

Re-entries – 18

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

‘CrimeMasterGoGo’ took down Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 for ₹7,200, with ‘Hardik24’ finishing runner-up for ₹4,000.

 

Who R U? 15K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 30

Re-entries – 8

Rebuys – 37

Add-ons – 16

Prize Pool – ₹18,200

Places Paid – 4

The ₹15K GTD Who R U? brought in 91 entrants on Khelo365. Playing on his second bullet in the tourney, ‘RedMercury’ secured the title and ₹8,372 in first-place prize money.

This report was updated at 5 PM on 3.12.2020.

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