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Daily Majors: Doddapaneni, Iyer, Parthasarathi, Kulkarni & Choudhury Bank 7-Figure Scores on Friday

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis January 23, 2021
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What a fantastic way to kick-start the weekend! Spartan Poker’s IOPC 10th edition led the way by crowning a champion in the first of its five live-streamed events, the ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC High Roller. The two-time Millionaire winner, Sriharsha Doddapaneni, defeated a star-studded field, including Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (runner-up for ₹17.44 Lakhs) and Sagar Choudhury (3rd for ₹10.50 Lakhs) to clinch his first flagship title of 2021 for a jaw-dropping ₹21.55 Lakhs!

Young Gun and India’s first solo WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer laid claim to his career-second APT title by shipping the APT Super High Roller for a whopping ₹20.73 Lakhs. Aditya Kulkarni may have missed out on the chance to win his first-ever APT trophy, but he still took home an impressive ₹14.51 Lakhs payday for his runner-up finish.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh Balodhi, Spartan Poker Team pro Nikita Luther, Bollywood actor Anita Hassanandani and Young Gun Siddharth Karia, were some other notables seen collecting significant paydays.

So, without any further delay, let’s dive into the highlights from Friday!

 

Spartan Poker

The first live-streamed event on the IOPC January edition schedule culminated last night. Kicking off at 6 PM, the ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC#52 High Roller saw the start-of-the-final-table chip leader, Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni, bulldoze his way to the top to bank a mouth-watering ₹21.55 Lakhs payday. This was Doddapaneni’s first title win of 2021, improving his online record to ₹2.71 Crores.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni

 

Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (runner-up for ₹17.44 Lakhs), Sagar ‘strangeplay’ Choudhury (3rd for ₹10.50 Lakhs), Spartan Poker Team Pro Nikita Luther (4th for ₹8.42 Lakhs), Anita ‘PokerFace14’ Hassanandani (5th for ₹6.90 Lakhs) and Pulkit ‘Championplayer’ Goyal (6th for ₹5.17 Lakhs) banked the other FT payouts.

Shardul Parthasarathi, Sagar Choudhury, Nikita Luther, Anita Hassanandani & Pulkit Goyal
Shardul Parthasarathi, Sagar Choudhury, Nikita Luther, Anita Hassanandani & Pulkit Goyal

 

Watch the FT live stream replay of the event below, with poker pros Celina Lin & Sangeeth Mohan and IPC Director Peter Abraham calling the action!

Another of Spartan Poker’s Friday night attractions – The Elite (IOPC #60) – returned as part of the ongoing IOPC series. With a strong turnout of 618 entries, the 9.30 PM tourney was able to shoot past its posted ₹60 Lakhs guarantee to collect a generous ₹61.80 Lakhs prize pool. The dust settled at 5.10 AM with Harsh ‘harsh20’ Karanpuria walking away with the title and a personal-best ₹9.52 Lakhs payday. The player struck a four-way deal with Young Gun Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia (runner-up for ₹6.87 Lakhs). ‘joey114114’ (3rd for ₹6.79 Lakhs), and ‘ephemeral’ (4th for ₹6.33 Lakhs).

Harsh Karanpuria
Harsh Karanpuria

 

Karanpuria’s last prominent score dates back to October 25, when he placed third in the Adda52 Millions for ₹3 Lakhs. He won his way into The Elite through a ₹660 satellite, and with a hefty win as this, Karanpuria sits with over ₹24.42 Lakhs in recorded MTT winnings across the top four domestic sites.

Over the past two weeks, PokerGuru Ambassadors have been grabbing all the big scores, and last night it was Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall stealing the show yet again. Dhall had won the ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC #5 Ultron on January 14. Bagging his second IOPC title at the ongoing series, the Kolkata-based pro topped 1,359 entries in the ₹18 Lakhs GTD IOPC#59 TGIF to win ₹3.84 Lakhs. Mohd Masroor ‘OttomanRebels’ Ansari (runner-up for ₹2.32 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador`s Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves (3rd for ₹1.65 Lakhs) and Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (4th for ₹1.24 Lakhs) were the other top finishers.

Parikshit Dhall
Parikshit Dhall

 

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#61 Destiny IOPC Edition logged in 558 entries, easily smashing its posted guarantee to collect a ₹11.16 Lakhs prize pool. The action began at 11 PM and continued till well past 6 AM today, eventually crowning a champion in PokerBaazi Team Pro Abhishek ‘nbc345’ Rathod. A seasoned and accomplished hand on the domestic circuit, Rathod, denied the top prize of ₹2.17 Lakhs to his heads-up rival Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar, who had to settle for a runner-up payday worth ₹1.38 Lakhs.

Abhishek Rathod
Abhishek Rathod

 

Rathod also placed fourth in the Adda52-hosted ₹22.50 Lakhs GTD The Ballers for ₹1.95 Lakhs – collecting over ₹4.12 Lakhs last night!

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha, who posted a fifth-place score in The Ballers, ranked eighth in the Destiny IOPC Edition for ₹27,230, raking in ₹1.58 Lakhs in total earnings last night.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

In the ₹6.25 Lakhs GTD IOPC#56, Kunal ‘kduggal13’ Duggal ran past a 433-strong field to win ₹1.13 Lakhs. Saurabh ‘Action_Dan’ Chitlangiya finished runner-up for ₹94,111. Like most other IOPC tourneys on the Friday schedule, the event could ride past the guarantee mark, generating ₹6.49 Lakhs in the prize pool. The ₹3.50 Lakhs IOPC #58 champion, Priyank ‘Piko’ Kothari, also FTed the event, placing fourth for ₹52,869.

Runner-up Saurabh Chitlangiya
Runner-up Saurabh Chitlangiya

 

The afternoon IOPC extravaganza yesterday, the ₹4.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC#55, featured a ₹660 buy-in and registered 706 participants that resulted in an overlay of ₹51,400. After almost seven hours of intense action, Anish ‘downswing4ever’ Arora came out on top to win ₹76,666, following a three-way deal with Tanmaya ‘RTD27’ Gupta (runner-up for ₹58,462) and Kishor ‘kishor o7o’ Utsav Siya (3rd for ₹55,724).

IOPC Leaderboard Standings After Day 9

RankPlayerPoints
1stKunal 'NutsTodayBluffTomo' Patni7,214
2ndBhanu 'spectre' Prakas KC7,015
3rdAnkur 'showstopper89' Aryan6,404
4thPriyank 'Piko' Kothari6,328
5thParikshit 'zapdos1311' Dhal6,164
6thPrakash 'Robin Van Charsi' Gupta6,159
7thGadadhar 'Roohdaar' Behera6,075
8thDevvrat 'deranzzdd' Arya5,568
9thSanat 'avneed' Mehrotra5,368
10thVivek 'KasolHieghts' Singh5,254

 

PokerStars India

The Friday headliner at PokerStars India’s Winter Series, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-37 Uppercut SE, had to fill in a glaring ₹3.40 Lakhs overlay deficit after logging in 290 participants. Benefitting the most from the massive overlay value was MTT pro Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar, who took away ₹2.94 Lakhs in cash prize. The former Millionaire Lite winner defeated another Millionaire Lite champion, Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha (runner-up for ₹1.23 Lakhs), heads-up. With this score, Kumar pushed his lifetime tally across ₹5.27 Crores while Sodha now boasts of ₹4.57 Crores in lifetime earnings!

Neeraj Kumar
Neeraj Kumar

 

The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-40 Supersonic pulled in 127 participants to fall ₹23,000 short of breaking even and paid out the top 20 finishers. The 10:30 PM tourney got in the books at 1:34 AM, with PokerStars India regular ‘RAV1619’ championing the tourney for ₹28,538 following a heads-up chop with Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna (runner-up for ₹28,538).

Runner-up Harsh Bubna
Runner-up Harsh Bubna

 

All the ITM finishers in the Uppercut SE and Supersonic received TLB points towards PokerStars India’s ‘Star of the Month’ January leaderboard race. For complete details on the ‘Star of the Month’ promotion and the latest leaderboard standings, visit the promotions page.

The other Winter Series winners included ‘crazyass93’ (won Winter Series-41 Ultrasonic ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹44,626), ‘santha261’ (won Winter Series-35 Afternoon on Stars ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,249), and Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan (won Winter Series-38 Primetime Grind ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹19,876).

 

Adda52

Adda52`s headline Friday tourney, the ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD The Ballers, attracted 356 entries, collecting ₹24.38 Lakhs in the prize pool. After a little over eight hours of play, Tanmay Sanjay ‘tsb2127’ Bhalerao emerged as the champion, padding his bankroll by ₹6.09 Lakhs. Rachit ‘baba_ramdev’ Soni came in second for ₹3.69 Lakhs. With this win, Bhalerao has crossed ₹1.29 Crores in recorded winnings on Adda52; however, he is still in the red for ₹7.81 Lakhs.

Runner-up Rachit Soni
Runner-up Rachit Soni

 

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Running Hot did not fare as well as The Ballers. A starting field of 237 entries led to an overlay deficit of ₹26,000. The mystery user ‘Ritwik0210’ took down the event for ₹1.14 Lakhs, just as Vinod ‘Jamesoo7’ Bhasker finished runner-up for ₹85,290.

 

PokerBaazi

Friday saw four more champions crowned on Day 8 of the inaugural APT Online India series.

The magnum opus ₹2 Crores GTD APT Main Event completed his third starting flight last night. Day 1C saw the biggest day-wise turnout so far, attracting 436 entries to accumulate 1,155 entries (Day1A – 354, Day 1B – 365, and Day 1C – 436) across the three flights combined. After the stipulated 27 levels of play, Satyam ‘Pkiller28’ Prakash (265,000) bagged the end-of-day chip lead among 68 survivors. ‘LOVIS87’ (248,000) and Karan ‘collingwood’ Sitlani (213,000) carried forward the next top stacks of the day.

Karan Sitlani
Karan Sitlani

 

The biggest buy-in tourney on the APT Online schedule, the ₹80 Lakhs GTD APT#38 Super High Roller, had 161 entries ponying up the ₹55,000 entry buy-in to collect a guarantee-smashing ₹80.5 Lakhs in prize money. Besting the star-studded field was Young Gun and India’s solo WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav ‘griezmann’ Iyer, who claimed the lion’s share worth ₹20.73 Lakhs along with the APT Trophy. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni finished runner-up for ₹14.51 Lakhs while PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi netted ₹9.34 Lakhs for his third-place finish.

Abhinav Iyer
Abhinav Iyer

 

This is not the first time that Iyer has won an APT Trophy. In January 2019, he had won the APT Vietnam Main Event for $98,055 (~₹69.51 Lakhs). However, this was his first APT online title and his best domestic online score, boosting his recorded MTT tally to ₹4.37 Crores. He also posted a deep run in Adda52’s The Ballers, placing 7th for ₹73,158 (final table bubble).

PokerBaazi hosted two ₹5 Lakhs guaranteed events on Friday, and both easily surpassed their guarantees. The 6:30 PM tourney, the APT#37 Turbo, saw Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey topping a field of 371 entries, including APT#15 Megastack champion Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo (runner-up for ₹81,810) heads-up to win ₹1.17 Lakhs. Pandey’s lifetime tally crossed ₹2.43 Crores after the win.

Siddharth Pandey
Siddharth Pandey

 

The second ₹5 Lakhs GTD event of the day, APT#40 PLO, saw the mystery user ‘BENCB789’ navigating his way through 421-entry- strong field to win a site-best ₹1.06 Lakhs.

The unknown PokerBaazi MTT crusher, ‘dilbaghsingh,’ championed the ₹2 Lakhs GTD APT#36 PLO for ₹59,540. They became the first player in the ongoing series to win three APT titles and feature among the top-three ranked players on the APT leaderboard. They had earlier won the ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT#11 Hyper 5-Max on January 17 for ₹1.06 Lakhs and the ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT#6 DST for ₹1.11 Lakhs. The mystery crusher now has ₹66.45 Lakhs in recorded winnings on the site (₹6.42 Lakhs in profits).

APT Online Series India Leaderboard Standings After Day 8

RankPlayerPoints
1stVinay 'vinay09' Rajpal5,211
2ndVivekk 'Vivek25' Dube5,052
3rddilbaghsingh5,001
4thBhanu Prakash 'Chennaino1' KC4,915
5thAshish 'Notoriouskonvict' Nailwal3,786
6thAditya 'adti11' Kulkarni4,127
7thPuneet 'neo1' Dua3,929
8thPrakash 'pinnug' Gupta3,913
9thAnirban D 'pottysingh' Das3,868
10thMohak 'Tiltin' Kapoor3,827

 

The other Friday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Anish ‘downswing4ever’ Arora₹76,666IOPC#55 ₹4.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Priyank 'piko' Kothari₹74,560IOPC #58 ₹3.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
tsukumar₹70,169Winter Series-39 Progressive KO - 4 Max ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
dilbaghsingh₹59,540APT#36 PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
serb₹45,616Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
crazyass93₹44,626Winter Series-41 Ultrasonic 1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
fellowmanx77261₹43,910Turbo 1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
santha261₹31,249Winter Series-35 Afternoon on Stars 1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Dhruv ‘Gowani123’ Jain₹28,800Dangal Friday ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
RAV1619₹28,538Winter Series-40 Supersonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Avinash ‘Maniac' Kumar₹23,961Hercules ₹1 Lakh GTDPocket52
Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan₹19,876Winter Series-38 Primetime Grind 1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Jitu59405₹12,900Prime Time ₹30K GTD PLOKhelo365
devaryan₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
Redlady₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

APT#39 Main Event 2 Crores GTD Day 1C PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 310

Re-entries – 126

Survivors – 68

The magnum opus ₹2 Crores GTD APT#39 APT Main Event completed his third starting flight last night. Day 1C saw the biggest day-wise turnout so far, attracting 436 entries to accumulate 1,155 entries (Day1A – 354, Day 1B – 365, and Day 1C – 436) across three flights combined.

After the stipulated 27 levels of play, Satyam ‘Pkiller28’ Prakash (265,000) bagged the end-of-day chip lead out of 68 survivors, followed by ‘LOVIS87’ (248,000) and Karan ‘collingwood’ Sitlani (213,000).

OVERLAY ALERT: There is one more starting flight left to play out before Day 2 on January 26. Looking at the numbers, the site needs 845 entries to meet the listed guarantee (not counting the rake) – this is almost twice as many runners as the Day 1C turnout last night.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1C

  1. Satyam ‘Pkiller28’ Prakash – 265,000
  2. LOVIS87 – 248,000
  3. Karan ‘collingwood’ Sitlani – 213,000
  4. Anirban ‘pottysingh’ D Das – 204,000
  5. Abhinav ‘griezmann’ Iyer – 201,000
  6. Binit ‘punter27’ Saraf – 184,000
  7. Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal – 176,000
  8. Shashank ‘Westworld’ Jain – 171,000
  9. Actaeon6079 – 165,000
  10. Jayjit ‘england’ Ray – 161,000

 

IOPC#52 High Roller ₹1 Crore GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹55,000

Entries – 114

Re-entries – 43

Re-buys – 29

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,00,000

Places Paid – 23

The ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC#52 High Roller commenced its FT run at 6 PM on Thursday, with two-time Millionaire champion Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni returning as the final table chip leader with a stack of 2,378,573. Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (2,377,386) and Spartan Poker Team Pro Nikita Luther (1,102,894) held the top three stacks on the final table.

The first of the five tournaments of the IOPC January edition to be live-streamed, the IOPC High Roller final table lasted for a little over an hour. The two shortest stacks, former SSS Millionaire champion Pulkit Championplayer Goyal (6th for ₹5.35 Lakhs) and Bollywood actor Anita ‘Pokerface14’ Hassanandani (5th for ₹6.90 Lakhs), were the first two players to hit the rail.

Luther started the final table placed third in stacks but ended up taking fourth-place for ₹8.60 Lakhs.

Down to three-handed play, online beast Sagar ‘strangeplay’ Choudhury, ranked #2 on the January leaderboard last week, exited in third place for ₹10.50 Lakhs.

Doddapaneni and Parthasarathi battled it out for the top honors, and in the end, the former prevailed. Parthasarathi walked away with a runner-up payout of ₹17.44 Lakhs.

Parthasarathi has finished runner-up in several high-profile tourneys in the past year, with his career-best score of ₹26.49 Lakhs coming in PokerBaazi’s Game Changer 3.0.

Widely considered one of the best poker players in the domestic circuit, Doddapaneni has numerous accolades to his name. Besides shipping two Millionaire titles, he also won the WPT India ₹25K Big Bounty back in 2019. Last night, he bagged a colossal winner’s paycheque worth ₹21.55 Lakhs, boosting his MTT earnings to ₹2.71 Crores.

Runner-up Shardul Parthasarathi
Runner-up Shardul Parthasarathi

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni – ₹21,55,750
  2. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi – ₹17,44,249
  3. Sagar ‘strangeplay’ Choudhury – ₹10,50,000
  4. Nikita Luther – ₹8,60,000
  5. Anita ‘Pokerface14’ Hassanandani – ₹6,90,000
  6. Pulkit ‘Championplayer’ Goyal – ₹5,35,000

 

APT#38 Super High Roller 80 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹55,000

Entries – 111

Re-entries – 50

Prize Pool – ₹80,50,000

Places Paid – 45

The biggest buy-in tourney on the APT Online schedule, the ₹80 Lakhs GTD APT#38 Super High Roller, had 161 entries ponying up the ₹55,000 buy-in fee to collect a guarantee-surpassing ₹80.5 Lakhs in prize money.

Besting the star-studded field was Young Gun and India’s solo WSOP gold bracelet winner Abhinav ‘griezmann’ Iyer, who claimed the lion’s share worth ₹20.73 Lakhs along with the APT Trophy. Iyer also bubbled the FT in Adda52’s The Ballers, placing 7th for ₹73,158.

Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni finished runner-up for a career-best ₹14.51 Lakhs while PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi won ₹9.34 Lakhs for his third-place finish.

The star-studded FT featured top regs like Ankur ‘stonecold’ Sehgal (4th for ₹6.91 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh ‘holdbaby’ Chadha (5th for ₹5.18 Lakhs), and Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (6th for ₹4.15 Lakhs).

Runner-up Aditya Kulkarni
Runner-up Aditya Kulkarni

 

Final Table Results

  1. Abhinav ‘griezmann’ Iyer – ₹20.73 Lakhs
  2. Aditya ‘adit11” Kulkarni – ₹14.51 Lakhs
  3. Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi – ₹9.34 Lakhs
  4. Ankur ‘stonecold’ Sehgal – ₹6.91 Lakhs
  5. Arjanveer Singh ‘holdbaby’ Chadha – ₹5.18 Lakhs
  6. Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal – ₹4.15 Lakhs

 

IOPC#60 The Elite 60 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 282

Re-entries – 137

Re-buys – 199

Prize Pool – ₹61,80,000

Places Paid – 55

Spartan Poker’s 9.30 PM Friday attraction – the ₹60 Lakhs GTD IOPC#60 Elite – registered 618 entries, generating a generous ₹61.80 Lakhs prize pool.

After more than seven hours of play, the final four contenders agreed on a deal. Harsh ‘harsh20’ Karanpuria clinched the title for a career-best ₹9.52 Lakhs, with Young Gun Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia (runner-up for ₹6.87 Lakhs), ‘joey114114’ (3rd for ₹6.79 Lakhs) and ‘ephemeral’ (4th for ₹6.33 Lakhs) banking the other top payouts.

Adding more stardust to Karanpuria`s blistering Friday night win is the fact that he had won his seat in the tourney via a ₹660 satellite on the site. He currently boasts of ₹24.42 Lakhs in lifetime winnings.

Siddharth Karia, who had last placed runner-up in Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Mint on January 19, boosted his online winnings to ₹2.55 Crores.

PSL co-founder Pranav ‘Boller’ Bagai (5th for ₹3.51 Lakhs) and seasoned reg Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (6th for ₹2.70 Lakhs) were the other notable players on the FT.

Runner-up Siddharth Karia
Runner-up Siddharth Karia

 

Final Table Results

  1. Harsh ‘harsh20’ Karanpuria – ₹9,52,172*
  2. Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia – ₹6,87,509*
  3. joey114114 – ₹6,79,469*
  4. ephemeral – ₹6,33,654*
  5. Pranav ‘Boller’ Bagai – ₹3,51,642
  6. Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal – ₹2,70,684

*denotes four-way deal

 

The Ballers 22.5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 177

Re-entries – 179

Prize Pool – ₹24,38,606

Places Paid – 38

The featured tourney on Adda52, the ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD, The Ballers, logged in 356 hopefuls, collecting a guarantee-smashing ₹24.38 Lakhs prize pool.

After a near eight and half hours long run, Tanmay Sanjay tsb2127’ Bhalerao shipped the tourney, collecting ₹6.10 Lakhs for the outright victory. Rachit ‘baba_ramdev’ Soni netted ₹3.69 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (3rd for ₹2.68 Lakhs), Abhishek ‘dx23’ Rathod (4th for ₹1.95 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassadors Arjanveer Singh ‘arjan30’ Chadha (5th for ₹1.32 Lakhs), and Madhav ‘madzoopa’ Gupta (6th for ₹91,448) rounded out the stacked 6-max FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Tanmay Sanjay ‘tsb2127’ Bhalerao – ₹6,09,650
  2. Rachit ‘baba_ramdev’ Soni – ₹3,69,448
  3. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹2,68,246
  4. Abhishek ‘dx23’ Rathod – ₹1,95,088
  5. Arjanveer Singh ‘arjan30’ Chadha – ₹1,31,684
  6. Madhav ‘madzoopa’ Gupta – ₹91,448

 

IOPC#59 TGIF 18 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 600

Re-entries – 226

Re-buys – 533

Prize Pool – ₹20,38,500

Places Paid – 119

The ₹18 Lakhs GTD IOPC#59 pulled in 1,359 registrations, collecting a robust ₹20.38 Lakhs prize pool.

Navigating his way past the competition was PokerGuru Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall, who defeated Mohd Masroor ‘OttomanRebels’ Ansari (runner-up for ₹2.32 Lakhs) heads-up to win ₹3.84 Lakhs.

This is the second IOPC title Dhall has won in the ongoing series. On January 14, he had captured the ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC #5 Ultron for ₹5.76 Lakhs. With a week left to January, Dhall has already accumulated ₹19.03 Lakhs in MTT earnings, pushing his online scorecard over the ₹2.43 Crore-marker.

Fellow Team Ambassadors Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves (3rd for ₹1.65 Lakhs) and Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (4th for ₹1.24 Lakhs), Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan (5th for ₹98,052), Pranav ‘pranav40973’ Agrawal (6th for ₹73,590) and Abhishek Reddy ‘Quant00’ Rachur (8th for ₹34,803) also final tabled the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall – ₹3,84,053
  2. Mohd Masroor ‘OttomanRebels’ Ansari – ₹2,32,130
  3. Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves – ₹1,65,119
  4. Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot – ₹1,24,349
  5. Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan – ₹98,052
  6. Pranav ‘pranav40973’ Agrawal – ₹73,590
  7. UnityPro – ₹52,389
  8. Abhishek Reddy ‘Quant00’ Rachur – ₹34,803

 

Winter Series-37 Uppercut SE 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 152

Re-entries – 138

Total Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹9,20,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹5,80,000

Places Paid – 53

PokerStars India’s Friday flagship, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-37 Uppercut SE, clocked in 290 entrants, recording a gaping ₹3.40 Lakhs overlay deficit. The 7:30 PM culminated at 2:57 AM, and the top 53 places landed in the money zone.

Clinching the tourney was former Millionaire Lite champion Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar, who took away ₹2.94 Lakhs in cash prize after prevailing over another Millionaire Lite winner, Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha (runner-up for ₹1.23 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.

PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘GOAT-245’ Desai (3rd for ₹1.38 Lakhs), Anurag ‘GutshotHaiBro’ Srivastava (4th for ₹78,444), Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia (5th for ₹64,979), Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik (6th for ₹65,102), and Anirban ‘nocluewho’ D Das (7th for ₹34,220) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Chirag Sodha
Runner-up Chirag Sodha

 

Final Table Results (including bounties)

  1. Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar – ₹2,94,174
  2. Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha – ₹1,23,266
  3. Shashank ‘GOAT-245’ Desai – ₹1,38,752
  4. Anurag ‘GutshotHaiBro’ Srivastava – ₹78,444
  5. Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia – ₹64,979
  6. Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik – ₹65,102
  7. Anirban ‘nocluewho’ D Das – ₹34,220

 

IOPC#61 Destiny IOPC Edition 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 266

Re-entries – 82

Re-buys – 210

Prize Pool – ₹11,16,000

Places Paid – 47

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#61 Destiny IOPC Edition began proceedings at 11 PM and drew 558 hopefuls in its latest run, collecting a profitable ₹11.16 Lakhs prize pool. Making his way to the top after seven hours of intense action was PokerBaazi Team Pro Abhishek ‘nbc345’ Rathod, who padded his bankroll for ₹2.17 Lakhs after eliminating Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (runner-up for ₹1.38 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

Rathod picked his second FT score of the night in Adda52’s ₹22.50 Lakhs GTD The Ballers, where he placed fourth for ₹1.95 Lakhs. His collective winnings came to ₹4.12 Lakhs, boosting his online scorecard to ₹1.42 Crore.

Seasoned pro Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani (3rd for ₹1.03 Lakhs), Bhanu Prakash ‘spectre’ KC (5th for ₹66,067) and PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha (8th for ₹27,230) were the other notable FT scorers.

Both Chadha and Prakash picked up multiple FT scores. While Prakash placed seventh in the ₹6.25 Lakhs GTD IOPC #56 for ₹23,187, Chadha came in fifth in The Ballers for ₹27,230.

Runner-up Armaan Kochhar
Runner-up Armaan Kochhar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘nbc345’ Rathod – ₹2,17,508
  2. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – ₹1,38,161
  3. Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani – ₹1,03,565
  4. The Sightseer – ₹83,811
  5. Bhanu Prakash ‘spectre’ KC – ₹66,067
  6. Fifa21 – ₹50,443
  7. BlackCat786 – ₹37,051
  8. Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha – ₹27,230

 

IOPC#56 6.25 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 179

Re-entries – 73

Re-buys – 181

Prize Pool – ₹6,49,500

Places Paid – 31

The 2 PM afternoon highlight IOPC#56 garnered 433 entries, generating a prize pool worth ₹6.49 Lakhs.

Kunal ‘kduggal13’ Duggal was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹1.13 Lakhs.

Saurabh ‘Action_Dan’ Chitlangiya (2nd for ₹94,111), IOPC #58 ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD champion Priyank ‘Piko’ Kothari (4th for ₹52,869), Goldi ‘NUTPEDDLER’ Chawla (6th for ₹31,761) and Bhanu Prakash ‘spectre’ KC (7th for ₹23,187) were the other known players on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘kduggal13’ Duggal – ₹1,13,580
  2. Saurabh ‘Action_Dan’ Chitlangiya – ₹94,111
  3. MainEventBaby – ₹85,710
  4. Priyank ‘Piko’ Kothari – ₹52,869
  5. 83KK – ₹41,828
  6. Goldi ‘NUTPEDDLER’ Chawla – ₹31,761
  7. Bhanu Prakash ‘spectre’ KC – ₹23,187
  8. Piyush303 – ₹16,952

 

APT#37 Turbo 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 200

Re-entries – 171

Prize Pool – ₹5,56,500

Places Paid – 45

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT#37 Turbo logged-in 371 entrants to collect ₹5.57 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey decimated the competition to win ₹1.17 Lakhs, crossing ₹2.43 Crores in lifetime earnings. The APT#15 Megastack champion Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo finished runner-up for ₹81,810.

Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha (4th for ₹38,960), Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani (5th for ₹29,220), Puneet ‘neo1’ Dua (6th for ₹23,370), Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh (7th for ₹19,480), and Deep ‘ChristopherCoke’ Patel (8th for ₹15,580) posted FT scores.

Runne-up Rubin Labroo
Runne-up Rubin Labroo

 

Final Table Results

  1. Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey – ₹1,17,000
  2. Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo – ₹81,810
  3. thumkhi – ₹52,590
  4. Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha – ₹38,960
  5. Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani – ₹29,220
  6. Puneet ‘neo1’ Dua – ₹23,370
  7. Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh – ₹19,480
  8. Deep ‘ChristopherCoke’ Patel – ₹15,580

 

Running Hot 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 144

Re-entries – 93

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Adda52’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Running Hot pulled in 237 entrants, overlaying ₹26,000.

Racing past the field was the mystery user ‘Ritwik0210,’ who won the title for ₹1.15 Lakhs, besting Vinod ‘Jamesoo7’ Bhasker in the heads-up play. The latter netted ₹85,290 for finishing second.

Aniket Kumar ‘nahush’ Singh (3rd for ₹77,033), Monday’s Iron Man champion Young Gun Anmol ‘anzzzz’ Mehta (4th for ₹43,000), Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta (5th for ₹30,000), PokerBaazi’s APT#33 Championship Event champion Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia (7th for ₹16,250), and Navin ‘kutkut69A’ Bohania (8th for ₹12,500) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Ritwik0210 – ₹1,14,927
  2. Vinod ‘Jamesoo7’ Bhasker – ₹85,290
  3. Aniket Kumar ‘nahush’ Singh – ₹77,033
  4. Anmol ‘anzzzz’ Mehta – ₹43,000
  5. Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta – ₹30,000
  6. aishni12 – ₹21,250
  7. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – ₹16,250
  8. Navin ‘kutkut69A’ Bohania – ₹12,500

 

APT#40 PLO 5 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 193

Re-entries – 228

Prize Pool – ₹5,26,000

Places Paid – 54

PokerBaazi regular ‘BENCB789’ navigated their way through the 421-strong field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT#40 PLO event to win a personal-best ₹1.06 Lakhs. ‘vjuneja’ came in second for ₹74,150.

Raghavendra ‘ThikanaCK’ Hada placed fourth for ₹35,260.

Final Table Results

  1. BENCB789 – ₹1,06,000
  2. vjuneja – ₹74,150
  3. thegrimm – ₹47,680
  4. Raghavendra ‘ThikanaCK’ Hada – ₹35,260
  5. PoppyPLO – ₹26,470
  6. Don903 – ₹21,210

 

IOPC#55 4.75 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 322

Re-entries – 109

Re-buys – 275

Prize Pool – ₹4,75,000

Places Paid – 63

The ₹4.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC#55 gathered 706 participants, overlaying ₹51,400.

After seven hours of play, Anish ‘downswing4ever’ Arora sealed the title, collecting ₹76,666 in prize money following a three-way deal with Tanmaya ‘RTD27’ Gupta (runner-up for ₹58,462) and Kishor ‘kishor o7o’ Utsav Siya (3rd for ₹55,724).

Shivam ‘barbarik12’ Kumar Singh (5th for ₹25,888) and Kunal ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ Patni (8th for ₹10,258) FT-ed the tourney!

 

Winter Series-39 Progressive KO – 4 Max 3 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 131

Re-entries – 110

Total Prize Pool – ₹3,61,500

Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,80,750

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹1,80,750

Places Paid – 43

The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-39 Progressive KO – 4 Max accumulated a guarantee-crushing ₹3.61 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 241 entries and paid out 43 places.

After almost six hours of non-stop play, ‘tsukumar’ raced past the competition to win ₹70,169. ‘tournament_007’ finished runner-up for ₹45,644.

Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar finished 3rd for ₹21,972.

 

Winter Series-40 Supersonic 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 72

Re-entries – 55

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 20

PokerStars India regular ‘RAV1619’ championed the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-40 Supersonic to win ₹28,538 following a heads-up chop with Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna (runner-up for ₹28,538).

Amar ‘PsykoEko’ B Iyer (6th for ₹7,351), Ujjawal ‘Blindsing’ Modi (8th for ₹4,042), Abhiroop ‘durrlagtahain’ Gupta (9th for ₹3,573) FT-ed the tourney!

 

Dangal Friday 1.2 Lakhs GTD PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 72

Re-entries – 35

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 17

The weekly ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Dangal Friday clocked in 107 challengers, overlaying ₹23,700.

Topping them all was Dhruv ‘Gowani123’ Jain, who took away ₹28,800 in cash prize after defeating ‘nishaarya’ (runner-up for ₹20,400) in heads-up play.

Dhruv Jain
Dhruv Jain

 

Bidya ‘Ankit420’ Shankar finished 4th for ₹10,800.

 

Hercules 1 Lakh GTD Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹770

Entries – 102

Re-entries – 61

Prize Pool – ₹1,14,100

Places Paid – 24

Pocket52’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Hercules logged in 163 participants, and the top 24 places got paid. Avinash ‘Maniac Kumar championed the tourney to win ₹23,961, just as ‘shin_chan431’ came in second for ₹17,685.

Rahul ‘sttoned’ Kumar placed third for ₹13,121.

 

Unravel 50K GTD Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 73

Re-entries – 48

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 17

The ₹50K GTD Unravel on Pocket52 was taken down by ‘devaryan’ for ₹11,500, with GoatBanger placing runner-up for ₹8,250.

 

Prime Time 30K GTD PLO Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 25

Re-entries – 22

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 5

Topping a field of 47 entriesm ‘Jitu59405’ captured Khelo365’s ₹550 buy-in ₹30K GTD Prime Time PLO for ₹12,900.

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 52

Re-entries – 16

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 logged in 68 entries. ‘Redlady’ bested the competition to emerge the champion for ₹7,200, with ‘Sethu99 finishing a close second for ₹4,000.

 

This report was updated at 4:30 PM on 23.01.2021.

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