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Daily Majors: Subhojit Roy, Akanksha Singh, Srihari Bang & Gopal Bajaj Make the Friday Headlines

Daily Majors: Subhojit Roy, Akanksha Singh, Srihari Bang & Gopal Bajaj
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  • RUPAM THAKUR August 13, 2022
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All signs point toward a blockbuster weekend ahead, with Spartan Poker`s Freedom Celebration Series finale and PokerBaazi`s Baazi Turbo Series being the major attractions!

Subhojit Roy was Friday`s winningest player as he won the biggest guaranteed tournament of the day, Spartan Poker`s FCS #75 High – Friday Celebration, for 5.38 Lakhs – his best-recorded finish of the year (third-best overall). The Millionaire Series November 2021– Highroller runner-up finisher, Roy, chopped the Friday headliner three-way with Shahriyar Oshtori (2nd for 5.09 Lakhs) and Akanksha Singh (3rd for a career-best 4.66 Lakhs).

The online reg ‘alwaysnutz’ (anonymity requested) conquered Adda52’s The Ballers to win 4.73 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with ‘masterravi123’ (2nd for 4.03 Lakhs).

The former IOPC The Millionaire champion Srihari Bang kept his scorecard ticking as he took down PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for the second time for 3.60 Lakhs, scoring his first title victory in almost two months. Jaikishan Jangid collected an equally impressive 3.42 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

The five-time Night Rider winner Abhishek Chaurasia made the victory march in Spartan Poker’s FCS #78 High to win ₹2.11 Lakhs, while Sandeep Bhatnagar came second for ₹1.42 Lakhs.

The upcoming poker pro Gopal Bajaj made an impressive run across the FCS marquees last night, booking two FT finishes for ₹1.96 Lakhs overall. He notably shipped Spartan Poker’s FCS #76 Mid for ₹1.55 Lakhs (his first FCS title) following a three-way deal with ‘AceBoy’ (2nd for ₹1.16 Lakhs) & Ishaan Pandya (3rd for ₹1.18 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador Sanchit Anand (Won FCS #81 Turbo PKO Mid for1.27 Lakhs), Paras Jain (Won FCS #73 DST Mid for 54,413), ‘HowardRoark29’ (Won FCS #79 Mid OFC for 58,300), Vikash Vashisth (Won FCS #77 Low Super Centurion for 37,110), and ‘3VOLV3′ (Won FCS #74 Low 4 Card PLO for 31,920) won the other Freedom Celebration Series titles on Friday.

Shivam Khandelwal came out on top in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT to win ₹1.64 Lakhs. Mohit Mehta locked in ₹1.15 Lakhs in second place, his third time placing runner-up in the 9 PM marquee.

Ajinkya Hire nailed Pocket52’s Hercules for 63,000, relegating ‘OneMoreRaise’ (2nd for 46,500) to a runner-up finish.

Trushal Asrani, Mohak Kapoor, Ravinder Singh, Satyam Surendra, Karan Lochab, Deepak Pipalwa, and Rahul Sengar won the other Friday marquees.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

FCS #75 High – Friday Celebration – 35 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 186

Re-entries – 75

Rebuys – 92

Prize Pool – 35,30,000

Places Paid – 39

Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy added an FCS title to his name last night after toppling the stacked 353-entry field in Spartan Poker’s FCS Day 9 headliner, 35 Lakhs GTD FCS #75 High – Friday Celebration, for 5.38 Lakhs – his best-recorded finish of the year (third-best overall).

Subhojit Roy
Subhojit Roy

 

The Millionaire Series Nov 2021– Highroller runner-up finisher Roy chopped the Friday headliner three-way with Shahriyar ‘Shahri’ Oshtori (2nd for 5.09 Lakhs) and Akanksha ‘HashBrownie’ Singh (3rd for a career-best 4.66 Lakhs).

Akanksha Singh
Akanksha Singh

 

Subhojit Roy’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 78.97 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 37.13 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3 | Annual Winnings: 19.57 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy – 5,37,920*
  2. Shahriyar ‘Shahri’ Oshtori – 5,08,544*
  3. Akanksha ‘HashBrownie’ Singh – 4,66,132*
  4. Rubin ‘OMG_s1mple’ Labroo – 2,77,811
  5. Abhishek ‘TheGrinder’ Garg – 2,17,801
  6. Meshuggee4 – 1,64,851
  7. Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara – 1,21,079
  8. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – 88,956

*denotes a three-way deal

 

FCS #78 High – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,300

Entries – 170

Re-entries – 55

Rebuys – 96

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 31

The five-time Night Rider winner Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Chaurasia made the victory march in Spartan Poker’s 10 Lakhs GTD FCS #78 High, picking up his sixth title of the year and a 2.11 Lakhs payday. Sandeep ‘Aya Sofia’ Bhatnagar placed second for 1.42 Lakhs.

Sandeep Bhatnagar
Sandeep Bhatnagar

 

Abhishek Chaurasia’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 36.08 Lakhs | Title Won in 2022: #6

The FCS #63 Mid 4 Card PLO & FCS #45 Mid Turbo winner Varun ‘buffalosoldier’ Meena FT-ed two FCS marquees yesterday, Friday, netting 1.31 Lakhs overall.

His Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker`s FCS #81 Mid Turbo Bounty for 66,782

> 5th in Spartan Poker`s FCS #78 High for 64,400

Varun Meena’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 44.07 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5 | Annual Winnings: 71.58 Lakhs.

The 3,300 buy-in tournament registered a marginal 37,000 overlay shortfall on the back of 321 registrations.

Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Chaurasia – 2,11,500
  2. Sandeep ‘Aya Sofia’ Bhatnagar – 1,42,400
  3. Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve – 1,00,400
  4. sangsss – 81,400
  5. Varun ‘buffalosoldier’ Meena – 64,400
  6. KAKAROT98$ – 48,900
  7. Ronywalker – 35,700
  8. Amit ‘Timaerom’ More – 26,100

 

FCS #76 Mid – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 990

Entries – 698 (425)

Rebuys – 396

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 103

The upcoming poker pro Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj outran the 1,094-entry field in Spartan Poker’s 10 Lakhs GTD FCS #76 Mid, winning his first FCS title for 1.55 Lakhs. A three-way deal ensured ‘AceBoy’ (2nd for 1.16 Lakhs) & Ishaan ‘ip007’ Pandya (3rd for 1.18 Lakhs) locked in the other top payouts.

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj

 

Last month`s ITM #46 Sunday Supersonic winner, Gopal Bajaj, took down the FCS marquees by storm as he also FT-ed the FCS #81 Mid (4th for 37,844), collecting 1.96 Lakhs altogether.

His top Friday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s FCS #76 Mid for 1,54,866

> 4th in Spartan Poker`s FCS #81 Mid for 37,844

Gopal Bajaj’s online stats (Spartan Poker & PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 2.31 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 67.42 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #27 | Annual Winnings: 1.21 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – 1,54,866*
  2. AceBoy – 1,16,399*
  3. Ishaan ‘ip007’ Pandya – 1,18,020*
  4. Anshul ‘bags05’ Bagai – 62,700
  5. Deepesh ‘prince1993’ Raka – 49,900
  6. Melo – 38,300
  7. UNKNOWN – 27,700
  8. Akho ‘Serial Limper’ John Richa – 18,900

*denotes a three-way deal

 

FCS #81 Turbo PKO – Mid – 5.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 138

Re-entries – 42

Rebuys – 73

Regular Prize Pool – 4,23,500

Knockout Prize Pool – 1,26,500

Total Prize Pool – 5,50,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerGuru Ambassador Sanchit ‘devilsanchit’ Anand overcame a 253-player field in Spartan Poker’s 5.50 Lakhs GTD FCS #81 Turbo PKO – Mid to win 1.27 Lakhs.

Sanchit Anand
Sanchit Anand

 

Sanchit Anand’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 62.12 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 15.56 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #19

The two-time FCS title winner, Varun ‘buffalosoldier’ Meena, kept his blistering run going by cashing 66,782 in second place. Meena filled in 1.31 Lakhs in Friday winnings on the back of two FT finishes, which include:

Varun Meena
Varun Meena

 

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #81 Turbo PKO – Mid for 66,782

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #78 High for 64,400

Varun Meena’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 44.06 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

The 2,200 buy-in MTT registered an overlay deficit of ₹44,000, and the top 27 finishers from the 253-player field got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Sanchit ‘devilsanchit’ Anand – 1,26,768
  2. Varun ‘buffalosoldier’ Meena – 66,782
  3. Vikhyat ‘Super Saiyan’ Ahlawat – 52,406
  4. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – 37,844
  5. Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma – 33,770
  6. sparta357 – 25,746
  7. BlindMan’sBluff – 17,295
  8. ImluckNuts – 14,914

 

FCS #73 DST – Mid – 3.25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 880

Entries – 205

Re-entries – 71

Rebuys – 125

Prize Pool – 3,25,000

Places Paid – 39

Paras ‘Jhukega nahi $ala’ Jain’s profit graph has started moving north, and he added another 54,413 to his tally after winning Spartan Poker`s 3.25 Lakhs GTD FCS #73 DST – Mid last night (his second FCS title) following an even heads-up chop with ‘HEMAKUNA’ (2nd for 54,071).

Paras Jain
Paras Jain

 

Paras Jain cashed a collective 95,184 yesterday across four deep runs, which include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #73 DST – Mid for 54,413

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #74 Low 4 Card PLO for 15,882

>11th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #76 Mid for 14,261

> 10th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #81 Mid for 10,628

The 880 buy-in MTT fell a marginal ₹4,200 short of breaking even on its 3.25 Lakhs prize pool guarantee, and the top 39 places made it across the money line.

Final Table Results

  1. Paras ‘Jhukega nahi $ala’ Jain – 54,413*
  2. HEMAKUNA – 54,071*
  3. Naman ‘Nammy09’ Puri – 31,688
  4. SAMA00 – 25,578
  5. Win2Win – 20,053
  6. WhatIffGawd – 15,178
  7. Archit ‘Archit789’ Saraogi – 11,147
  8. Saurabh ‘spidy02’ Ramankumar Chopra – 8,190

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

1.50 Crores GTD FCS High – Main Event – Day 1B

> Day 1B – Entries: 145 | Re-entries: 26 | Rebuys: 71 | Survivors: 35 | Chip Leader: Srihari ‘bangbang99’ Bang (164,448)

> Combined: Entries: 286 | Re-entries: 43 | Rebuys: 141 | Survivors: 64 | Overall Chip Leader: Sukriti ‘Emma Raducanu’ Dembla (200,786)

 

10 Lakhs GTD FCS Low Main Event – Day 1A, 1B & 1C

> Day 1A – Entries: 143 | Re-entries: 23 | Rebuys: 83 | Survivors: 27 | Chip Leader: Harpreet ‘AZA16’ Gurditta (196,695)

> Day 1B – Entries: 156 | Re-entries: 21 | Rebuys: 80 | Survivors: 23 | Chip Leader: ‘Masam’ (353,221)

> Day 1C – Entries: 136 | Re-entries: 21 | Rebuys: 89 | Survivors: 23 | Chip Leader: ‘jits12’ (209,424)

> Combined: Entries: 435 | Re-entries: 65 | Rebuys: 252 | Survivors: 73 | Overall Chip Leader: ‘Madsam’ (353,221)

‘HowardRoark29’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD FCS #79 – Mid – OFC for 58,300), Vikash ‘Waghle007’ Vashisth (Won 3 Lakhs GTD FCS #77 – Low – Super Centurion for 37,110), ‘3VOLV3’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD FCS #74 – Low – 4 Card PLO for 31,920) won the other Freedom Celebration Series titles on Friday.

 

FCS Leaderboard Standings After Day 9

With just two days left for the inaugural FCS to wind up, Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (2,403 TLB points) continues to headline the ₹10 Lakhs-added FCS High leaderboard. Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve (2,382 TLB points), who finished third in both the FCS #69 – High Roller on Thursday and the FCS #78 High on Friday, has jumped to the #2 rank, while Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora (2,110 TLB points) slipping to #3.

The top-order on the ₹6 Lakhs-added FCS Leaderboard remained unchanged, with Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag (5,204 TLB points), ‘BlindMan’sBluff’ (4,885 TLB points), and Paras ‘Jhukega nahi sala’ Jain (4,715 TLB points) leading the charge.

The users ‘newsharkintown’ (3,373 TLB points) and ‘Mndka2.0’ (3,139 TLB points) retained the top two spots in the ₹4 Lakhs-added FCS Leaderboard, while Shiv ‘cheekychugh’ Chugh (3,013 TLB points) stormed into the top three yesterday.

 

PokerBaazi

The Weekly HighRoller – ₹12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 97

Re-entries – 61

Prize Pool – ₹15,80,000

Places Paid – 18

Srihari ‘bangbang999’ Bang has been in sublime form these last two days. The 2019 July IOPC The Millionaire champion finished fourth in Spartan Poker’s FCS #69 High Roller on Thursday and made another splendid run last night, topping the 158-player field in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller to win the Friday title for the second time for ₹3.60 Lakhs, ending an almost two-month-long title drought. Jaikishanroyalking7424Jangid made away with an equally impressive ₹3.42 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Srihari Bang
Srihari Bang

 

Bang bagged the chip lead on Day 1B of the FCS Main Event yesterday while cashing another three events for ₹4.08 Lakhs altogether.

His Friday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹3.50 Lakhs

> 27th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #75 High Friday Celebration for ₹26,118

> 23rd in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹17,549

> Bagged the Day 1B chip lead in Spartan Poker`s FCS High – Main Event

Srihari Bang’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.77 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.85 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Final Table Results

  1. Srihari ‘bangbang999’ Bang – 3,49,576*
  2. Jaikishan ‘royalking7424’ Jangid – 3,42,148*
  3. MeenakshiSundareshwar – 1,83,280
  4. Sandeep Singh ‘King19’ Kohli – 1,35,722
  5. Anirudh ‘flash1’ Reddy – 1,01,752
  6. Siddhanth ‘Bullzeye’ Kapoor – 81,370

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 305

Re-entries – 257

Prize Pool – ₹8,43,000

Places Paid – 63

Shivam ‘skshivam43’ Khandelwal came out on top of a 562-player field in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT to win ₹1.64 Lakhs. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta secured a runner-up payday of ₹1.15 Lakhs, his third time finishing second in the 9 PM marquee.

Mohit Mehta cashed another two events for a total Friday take-home worth ₹1.97 Lakhs.

Mohit Mehta
Mohit Mehta

 

His top Friday scores include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1.15 Lakhs

> 6th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹81,840

Mohit Mehta’s online stats (except PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.28 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.22 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #14 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.45 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Shivam ‘skshivam43’ Khandelwal – 1,63,795
  2. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – 1,14,817
  3. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – 73,847
  4. Vivek ‘betraise’ Parmar – 54,626
  5. Pokerbrat801 – 40,970
  6. Clinton ‘clintontavares’ Tavares – 32,877
  7. Utkarsh ‘Sam20542’ Srivastava – 27,398

 

Afternoon BOOST – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 141

Re-entries – 124

Prize Pool – ₹5,30,000

Places Paid – 53

PokerBaazi user Trushal ‘ILLUMINATI’ Asrani triumphed over the 265-strong field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Afternoon BOOST, taking it down for ₹84,323. Zeshan Hamza ‘Deez49’ Koya added ₹62,063 to their PokerBaazi wallet for finishing runner-up.

Trushal Ansari`s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹15.58 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹94,347

Final Table Results

  1. Trushal ‘ILLUMINATI’ Asrani – 84,323
  2. Zeshan Hamza ‘Deez49’ Koya – 62,063
  3. Ravi Kant ‘ravi250294’ Kumar – 48,177
  4. Harshit ‘Gotiyaa’ Swaika – 35,775
  5. The Old Lady – 25,281
  6. mahakal3329 – 17,914
  7. Himanshu ‘hdwivedi3’ Dwivedi – 14,628
  8. Arun ‘Devillll27’ Thakur – 11,925

 

vinay25isk’ (Won ₹3 Lakh GTD Holdem BOOST for ₹50,530), Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for ₹47,830), Ravinder Ravikirti’ Singh (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Hyper Sprint for ₹44,810), Satyam ‘queenilicious’ Surendra (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹42,110), ‘trpt1992’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD SPRINT for ₹31,100), ‘jackk07’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Evening SPRINT for ₹26,440), Deepak ‘Deep2607’ Pipalwa (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹25,960), Rahul GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO Boost Monster for ₹19,060), ‘Raghavrathi77’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for ₹10,510), and ‘harharm’ (Won ₹40K GTD PLO Daily for ₹9,900) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

Pocket52

Hercules – 3 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,500

Entries – 102

Re-entries – 59

Prize Pool – 3,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Ajinkya ‘Yudhishthira’ Hire conquered Pocket52’s Friday marquee, ₹3 Lakhs GTD Hercules, to collect ₹63,000 in first-place prize money. The user ‘OneMoreRaise’ banked ₹46,500 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. Ajinkya ‘Yudhishthira’ Hire – 63,000
  2. OneMoreRaise – 46,500
  3. lucky_bhai – 34,500
  4. Idries – 24,000
  5. Pankhi806 – 18,000
  6. Gizopy – 13,500

 

 

Pocket Queens – 2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,250

Entries – 80

Re-entries – 46

Prize Pool – 2,00,000

Places Paid – 19

Pocket52 network user ‘Naruto1234’ topped the 126-player field in the 2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Queens, collecting 46,000 for the win. ‘Catfish’ took home 33,000 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. Naruto1234 – 46,000
  2. Catfish – 33,000
  3. Monu12121 – 24,000
  4. killer001 – 18,000
  5. ADHEERA333 – 14,000
  6. BajranG1111 – 10,000

 

‘kingthinosc’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Pocket Lunch for 24,656), ‘jaimahakaal’ (Won 60K GTD Snacks for 13,581), and ‘GuruBhai’ (Won 50K GTD Dessert for 11,721) won the other Pocket52 marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Uppercut – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 131

Re-entries – 107

Regular Prize Pool – 2,62,000

Bounty Prize Pool – 2,38,000

Total Prize Pool –