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With the weekend fast approaching, the virtual felts have been teeming with action. Spartan Poker’s The Elite spearheaded the Friday action, and Sreekanth Narayan emerged as the day’s biggest winner. The former Millionaire LITE champion took down The Elite and placed fourth in PokerStars India’s Super Highroller to rake in ₹7.21 Lakhs cumulatively. Siddarth Singhvi finished runner-up in The Elite for ₹4.02 Lakhs.
Young Gun Anuj Yadav was another breakout performer who almost won the two high roller events back-to-back last night. The 25-year-old MTT pro took down PokerStars India’s Super Highroller for ₹2.77 Lakhs, and almost went the distance in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller as well, ultimately placing runner-up for ₹2.49 Lakhs. He added ₹5.26 Lakhs in Friday winnings.
Meanwhile, Dhinesh Kumar shipped The Weekly Highroller for the third time last night for ₹3.55 Lakhs. This, along with a sixth-place finish in The Elite for ₹1.38 Lakhs, fetched him ₹4.93 Lakhs for the day`s work.
PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja shipped Adda52`s Friday headliner, the DOPT PLO Special, pocketing a winner’s paycheque worth ₹3.32 Lakhs to move up to #6 in the annual leaderboard rankings.
Shekhar Singh, Kanishka Samant, Devrat Singh, Sandeep Varma, Sarthak Sharma, Young Gun Karan Radia, Sameer Agarwal, Bheeem Singh Meena, and Ashish Kumar Yadav were the other prominent winners of the day!
Here are the Friday highlights!
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Spartan Poker’s ₹22 Lakhs GTD The Elite (6-Max) kicked off the weekend in style. The ₹11,000 buy-in event registered 269 entries generating a ₹26.90 Lakhs prize pool. It took former Millionaire LITE champion Sreekanth ‘GL1DE’ Narayan about eight hours to take down the event for ₹5.96 Lakhs. The former Millionaire Legends runner-up finisher Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi came second for ₹4.02 Lakhs.
Sreekanth Narayan, who had chopped PokerStars India’s Highroller on Thursday, bagged ₹7.21 Lakhs last night, making him the day`s top scorer.
His ITM finishes include:
> 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹5,95,835
> 4th in PokerStars India’s Super Highroller for ₹1,25,272
Sreekanth Narayan’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.33 Crores
The ₹7 Lakhs GTD Futuristic logged in 953 entries posting a ₹7.62 Lakhs prize pool. The mystery user ‘Mahaka1’ came out on top to win ₹1.24 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with Himanshu ‘shambolic794’ Arora (2nd for ₹1.12 Lakhs). The champion now has ₹23.12 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker.
‘elbedonk’ (Won Monsterstack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹55,375), ‘rabadas’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.15 Lakhs GTD for ₹51,437), Sameer ‘chipsy’ Agarwal (Won Epic ₹90K GTD for ₹25,663), ‘Lagateraho’ (Won The Centurion ₹80K GTD for ₹16,920), ‘levelupJC91‘ (Won Epic ₹35K GTD for ₹10,203), and Bheeem ‘MaiMeel’ Singh Meena (Won Epic 4 Card PLO ₹20K GTD for ₹5,711) shipped the other Friday marquees on Spartan Poker.
The biggest draw on PokerBaazi last night, the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly Highroller, obliterated its posted guarantee by ₹1.80 Lakhs after recording a starting field of 138 participants. Taking home his third career The Weekly Highroller title was Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar, who won ₹3.55 Lakhs, with last night’s PokerStars India Super Highroller champion Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav missing out on a second high roller title in second place for ₹2.49 Lakhs.
Dhinesh Kumar lapped up over ₹4.93 Lakhs in Friday cashes as he also placed sixth in The Elite for ₹1.38 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.46 Crores
The ₹4 Lakhs GTD Daily SPRINT clocked in 204 entrants to create a profitable ₹4.08 Lakhs prize pool and paid out 24 places. Thursday’s Daily Night SPRINT champion Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni was the last player standing and won ₹88,610 after striking a heads-up deal with Abhishek ‘abbie1987’ Batra (2nd for ₹78,990).
Last night, Aditya Kulkarni clinched his third MTT title of the month. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.30 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹61.51 Lakhs
‘karthickanbu’ (Won PBBS#25 (6-Max) HIGHROLLER ₹80K GTD for ₹16,020), ‘dangeraj’ (Won PBBS#24 Megastack ₹25K GTD for ₹5,348), Ashish ‘Notoriousladka’ Kumar Yadav (Won PBBS#23 DST ₹7K GTD for ₹1,497), ‘rana21’ (Won PBBS#22 ₹6K GTD for ₹1,216), and ‘romeo333’ (Won PBBS#21 7-Max Turbo ₹4K GTD for ₹851) won the PBBS events on Friday.
Kanishka ‘highness’ Samant (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,780), ‘stonedurr’ (Won Holdem Boost ₹1.5 Lakh GTD for ₹50,230), Young Gun Karan ‘apocalypto’ Radia (Won Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,980), ‘5AA5’ (Won PLO Daily ₹40K GTD for ₹10,580), ‘pokoyt’ (Won 5-Max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹9,601) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees.
PokerStars India’s Friday headliner, the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Super Highroller, made a slightly delayed start at 8.12 PM, with 105 players (including 43 re-entries) joining the action. The event registered a marginal ₹6,780 overlay and paid out the top 13 finishers. Young Gun Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav emerged the eventual champion and won the ₹2.77 Lakhs up-top, with ‘Rjnshpl’ finishing runner-up for ₹2.12 Lakhs.
The former Millionaire Legends champion, Anuj Yadav, was among the top contenders to win PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller and finished runner-up for ₹2.49 Lakhs. He added ₹5.26 Lakhs in Friday earnings.
Last night`s The Elite champion Sreekanth ‘LaganaHiToHai’ Narayan finished fourth in the event for ₹1.25 Lakhs.
Last Wednesday’s Night on Stars champion Sandeep Varma ‘effuno007’ RS was the other standout winner on the site. Varma overcame the 175-entry field in the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini to win ₹52,311 (includes ₹32,988 in bounties). ‘raghav1990’ finished runner-up for ₹22,554 (includes ₹3,281 in bounties). Varma also championed the ₹45K GTD Time Tourney: 90 Minutes for ₹45,000. His Friday winnings stood at ₹1.04 Lakhs, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹22.48 Lakhs.
‘GoShoveYourself’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹33,860), ‘7Braveheart’ (Won Deepstack 50K GTD for ₹11,772), ‘PAAKTS’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹11,611) and ‘KaKa Ji 0143’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹11,241) shipped the other marquees on PokerStars India.
Day 6 of the DOPT series saw eight events playing down to a winner, while the ₹1.50 Crores GTD DOPT Main Event ran its second starting flight.
The featured event of the day, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD DOPT PLO Special, had to fill in a glaring ₹3.27 Lakhs in overlays after logging in a sub-par 172 entrants. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja outlasted them all to collect his first DOPT title and a ₹3.32 Lakhs payday. He chopped the top prize heads-up with ‘anonymous789’ (2nd for ₹3.28 Lakhs).
Ashish Ahuja also scored a 10th place finish in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹25,806 to make away with over ₹3.58 Lakhs last night. Ahuja posted two FT scores on Thursday, and his Friday night run has pushed him up to #6 in the annual leaderboard standings.
Ashish Ahuja’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.35 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.64 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.88 Crores | Ranked #6 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
Shekhar ‘brat_poker’ Singh (Won DOPT Warm Up ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹83,750), ‘Murti8’ (Won DOPT Jaqk ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹82,082), Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh (Won DOPT Deep Dive ₹2.2 Lakhs GTD for ₹52,360), Aquib ‘aquib17’ Ansari (Won DOPT Royale ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,091), Sarthak ‘tomdwan1993’ Sharma (Won DOPT Daily Kickoff ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹41,175), ‘Rajput451’ (Won DOPT Suites ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹33,748), and ‘DoCrazy’ (Won DOPT Flint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹28,217) won the other DOPT titles on Friday.
The ₹1.50 Crores GTD DOPT Main Event completed its second starting flight yesterday, with only 18 from a 165-player starting field making it through to Day 2. The user ‘bvrn‘ (305,705), Amit ‘4AcesClub’ Saraff (302,383), Young Gun Shardul ‘Vamos96’ Parthasarathi (299,781), ‘amarkhatri999’ (245,548), and Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (205,517) topped the day-end chip counts.
The ₹11,000 buy-in event has registered a 395-entry field so far (Day 1A – 230 and Day 1B – 165) and has another four starting flights to run before Day 2 on Sunday.
After six days of non-stop action, Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi sits on top of the DOPT leaderboard standings with 976 points. Shekhar ‘Brat_Poker’ Singh (693 points) and Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh (690 points) round out the top three places on the leaderboard standings.
DOPT Leaderboard Standings After Day 6
|1||Dhaval 'faizal1506' Doshi||976|
|2||Shekhar 'Brat_Poker' Singh||693|
|3||Devrat 'Vickypune' Singh||690|
|4||Devashish '007.devashish' Jain||638|
|5||Sumit 'sumitpal009' Kumar Pal||605|
|7||Pankaj 'pankajC' Chaturvedi||569|
|8||Shawn 'spanktastic' Chatterton||546|
Khelo365’s Friday showstopper, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Refuel, brought in 150 runners. The anonymous user ‘NH104’ topped the field, banking ₹1.40 Lakhs in first-place prize money. ‘Jiokhelo’ came second for ₹85,000.
Note: We will not be carrying the detailed report for our Daily Majors recap today!