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It’s been an intense week for MTT players – all thanks to Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire Series 3.0 – and the four high-value events at the stop dominated much of the Thursday action!
The low to mid-stakes players had a lot to choose from on PokerBaazi. The site’s “₹10 Mein 10 Lakhpati” ran five qualifiers yesterday, not to forget the six events running as part of the Baazi Grinder Series.
The Millionaire Series (TMS) 3.0 had four events on the Thursday schedule, including the first starting flight of TMS The Millionaire. Spartan Poker reg ‘Zeusneverlose’ emerged as the day`s breakout winner as they took down the ₹65 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series#16 High Roller for ₹15.05 Lakhs. Subhojit Roy was the only other player to collect a seven-figure yesterday – a career-best ₹13.66 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal!
Fascinatingly, all the flagships across the major sites ended in heads-up deals. The former IOPC – The Crown sixth-place finisher Ankit Bajaj took down Adda52’s Godfather for a ₹5.41 Lakhs cash prize after striking a heads-up deal with Guneet Kwatra (2nd for ₹4.34 Lakhs).
The #3 ranked player of the year, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, championed PokerStars India’s Highroller for the fourth time last night for ₹1.94 Lakhs. This week`s Adda52 Millions champion Ayush Garg collected the same payout, all thanks to an even heads-up deal between the two finalists.
Rahul Lal won the Millionaire Series#17 for ₹1.42 Lakhs, with the user ‘Pure Vegetarian’ raking in ₹1.38 Lakhs from the heads-up deal.
The other prominent winners were Utsav Taneja, Rehmat Walia, Akhilesh Gautam, Sumit Kumar Pal, Shekhar Singh, Taliwabang Jamir, Yuvraj Bhardwaj, Akshat Verma, Aryaman Arora, Vikash Kumar, Satyam Prakash, and Dipankar Arhat!
Here are the Thursday highlights!
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The Day 5 schedule of The Millionaire Series 3.0 had three events playing down to a winner while the five-flight strong ₹1.50 Crores GTD The Millionaire ran Day 1A.
The event that had both players and railbirds excited was the ₹65 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series#16 High Roller. The ₹27,500 buy-in event brought in a reg-laden 267-entry field that helped collect a hefty ₹66.75 Lakhs in the prize pool. After almost eight and a half hours of play, Spartan Poker reg ‘Zeusneverlose’ (opted out from tracking) walked away with the title and a whopping ₹15.05 Lakhs payday. But not before striking a heads-up deal with Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy (2nd for a career-best ₹13.66 Lakhs).
Subhojit Roy squeezed out another FT finish yesterday – a fifth-place finish in the ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹17,394, improving his career stats (excluding PokerStars India) to ₹57.26 Lakhs.
The second Thursday marquee, ₹9 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series#17, drew a 917-strong field, filling in a marginal ₹74,700 in overlays. Rahul ‘Vasili Arkhipov’ Lal was the last player standing and won ₹1.42 Lakhs after cutting a heads-up deal with ‘Pure Vegetarian’ (2nd for ₹1.38 Lakhs).
Rahul Lal’s online stats (Spartan Poker & Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: ₹75.08 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹28.20 Lakhs
Rehmat ‘Lologotu’ Walia rounded out the trio of Millionaire Series title winners as the former ReCharge champion overcame a 914-entry field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #15 to win ₹87,698. The user ‘rabadas’ placed runner-up for ₹55,023.
Rehmat Walia’s stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹32.53 Lakhs | Lifetime Profit: ₹3.40 Lakhs
The showstopper ₹1.50 Crores GTD Millionaire Series – The Millionaire hit the ground running last night with 271 entrants signing up to play Day 1A. Only 46 survived the day’s onslaught and ‘StrangeSadhu’ (199,899), ‘Hittuuu’ (167,677), Harsh ‘aaja maal phuka’ Dembla (160,267), Mohit Kumar ‘FloatingMonkey’ Bohra (147,685), and Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav (136,290) topped the day-end chip counts.
The Thursday finishes made no impact on the top order of The Millionaire Series 3.0 leaderboard standings. The user ‘Indianthug’ (anonymity requested) continues to dominate the rankings with 2,712 points. Buhr ‘C@rnage’ Advirkar (1,798 points) and Tanmay ‘tsb2127’ Sanjay Bhalerao (1,729 points) had some catching up to do in #2 and #3 places, respectively.
The Millionaire Series 3.0 Leaderboard Standings After Day 5
Rank Player Points
1 Indianthug 2,712
2 Buhr 'C@rnage' Advirkar 1,798
3 Tanmay 'tsb2127' Sanjay Bhalerao 1,729
4 Kritagya 'Kritagya_1703' Sharma 1,582
5 Rahul 'Vasili Arkipov' Lal 1,566
6 Harshit 'PokerinOlympics' Sanghi 1,554
7 Amar 'Laughing Buddha' Mehta 1,523
8 NoConnection 1,509
9 Abhijeet 'The SupremeOne' Kumar 1,470
10 Prabhas 'Baba_Tufaani' Sharma 1,454
Akhilesh ‘Aone1’ Gautam (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹57,590), ‘hutu001’ (Won Night Rider – DeepStack ₹2.15 Lakhs GTD for ₹43,731), and ‘G24’ (Won The Centurion ₹80K GTD for ₹16,920) shipped the other Thursday marquees on Spartan Poker.
PokerBaazi`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit obliterated its posted guarantee by ₹1.05 Lakhs after 214 hopefuls bought in for ₹8,250. Outlasting them all was the EndBoss 2021 runner-up finisher Dhiraj ‘supernuts‘ Lakhotia, who won the title for ₹3.40 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Rising Star Ritwik ‘RitwikKhanna‘ Khanna (2nd for ₹3.02 Lakhs).
Dhiraj Lakhotia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.42 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹61.31 Lakhs
The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Grinders #22 Holdem Boost also crushed its advertised guarantee with a 306-player field generating a commendable ₹3.06 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 36 places got paid. The user ‘Odinson‘ walked away with the lion`s share of the prize money, i.e., ₹67,600, and ‘TheTamizhDurrr‘ came second for ₹47,430.
The “₹10 Mein 10 Lakhpati” has another two days of qualifiers to run before the Week 2 finale on Sunday. Here are details of the five qualifiers the site ran on Thursday.
> Qualifier 16: Total Entries – 612 | Total Survivors – 11| Chip Leader – ‘yano‘ (469,000)
> Qualifier 17: Total Entries – 487 | Total Survivors – 9| Chip Leader – ‘shagunnnn‘ (1,115,000)
> Qualifier 18: Total Entries – 612 | Total Survivors – 11| Chip Leader – ‘badshah123‘ (697,000)
> Qualifier 19: Total Entries – 699 | Total Survivors – 13| Chip Leader – ‘Sksushil‘ (599,000)
> Qualifier 20: Total Entries – 703| Total Survivors – 13| Chip Leader – ‘klausss‘ (601,000)
Taliwabang ‘Meverick‘ Jamir (Won #23 PLO-5 BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹34,920), ‘awarahoon‘ (Won Grinders #24 ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹25,650), Akshat ‘Badger69‘ Verma (Won Grinders #21 ₹75K GTD for ₹15,020), and Dipankar ‘Dbelieves‘ Arhat (Won Grinders #20 ₹40K GTD for ₹8,108) won the other events at the Baazi Grinders Series yesterday.
‘unicb2‘ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,470), Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069‘ Bhardwaj (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,780), and Satyam ‘Pkiller28‘ Prakash (Won 5-max Daily 50K GTD for ₹9,428) took down the other PokerBaazi marquees.
PokerStars India`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller logged in a 127-entry field, and the ₹7,700 buy-in event ended up overlaying ₹1.11 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh fired two bullets in the Highroller before winning the title for an impressive fourth time for ₹1.94 Lakhs. Sunday’s Adda52 Millions champion Ayush ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ Garg bagged an equivalent ₹1.94 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of an even heads-up chop.
Laksh Pal Singh also cashed PokerBaazi’s The Summit in 12th place for ₹27,606, rounding up over ₹2.21 Lakhs cumulatively! His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.67 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.13 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹3.65 Crores | Titles Won in 2021 – 18 | Ranked #3 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings| Ranked #2 in Annual Profits
Shekhar ‘shekhar_singh’ Singh was the other standout winner on PokerStars India, and he outlasted a 133-player field in the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack to collect ₹43,472 (includes ₹26,250 in bounties). ‘kabir2298’ came second for ₹43,472 (includes ₹7,676).
The mystery user ‘RedDM9’ won back-to-back titles on the site yesterday. They won the ₹50K GTD Deepstack (₹13,680) and the ₹50K GTD Primetime Grind (₹13,055) for a total take-home worth ₹26,735.
‘raghav1990’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹26,398), ‘DreamTrendz’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹19,122), Aryaman ‘AryaKnight’ Arora (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹50K GTD for ₹11,634), and ‘sweeper6661’ (Won Omania ₹30K GTD for ₹10,000) shipped the other marquees on PokerStars India.
Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather logged in a 471-entry field yesterday, filling in ₹1.45 Lakhs in overlays. The event ran from 8 PM to 4.48 AM, and Ankit ‘imluckbox’ Bajaj was the last player standing and won ₹5.41 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra (2nd for ₹4.34 Lakhs).
Ankit Bajaj’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.29 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹70.06 Lakhs
The former Two-of-a-Kind champion Utsav ‘ranny06’ Taneja took down the other Thursday marquee, ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo, for ₹1.37 Lakhs. Taneja decimated the 223-player field, eventually defeating ‘nkhan1414’ (runner-up for ₹80,280) heads-up to collect his first title in over eight months.
Utsav Taneja`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹32.04 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2021: #6
Sumit Kumar ‘sumitpal009‘ Pal (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹34,986), ‘Machine541’ (Won Punch ₹80K GTD for ₹22,815), ‘Vicky1103’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹11,557), and Vikash ‘Charuz’ Kumar (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹9,944) won the other Adda52 marquees!
Khelo365 regular ‘fortunemaker’ defeated ‘DEEPA48’ heads-up to clinch the ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO title for ₹12,000. The latter netted ₹7,500 for their runner-up finish.
Note: We will not be carrying the detailed report for our Daily Majors recap today!
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