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Daily Majors: Tarush Gupta, Mayank Makhija, Sriharsha Doddapaneni, Pranay Chawla & Anurag Srivastava Crush the Thursday Flagships

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  • RUPAM THAKUR April 16, 2021
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As always, the MTT action continues to gather steam as we approach the weekend. Thursday laid out a firecracker lineup of tournaments with almost all the day`s flagships crushing their listed guarantees.

Tarush Gupta topped the Thursday charts after taking down the Godfather for ₹5.50 Lakhs.

The other flagship champions were an eclectic mix of new names and old-timers, with Mayank Makhija, Sriharsha Doddapaneni, Pranay Chawla, Anurag Srivastava, Shaurya Modi, Ankit Saurabh, Priyank Kothari, Abhishek Chhajer, Tanmay Benara, Tapan Mansotra, and Siddharth Gangwar winning the Thursday marquees.

Here’s a detailed recap of all that transpired on the virtual felts on Thursday.


Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire is back for its third edition of April, and the five-flight event shifted to a Thursday start from the usual Friday this week. Day 1A of the ₹5,500 entry buy-in event logged in 322 participants, and only 45 survived the day`s onslaught. ‘slyrock’ (2,97,743), ‘magicmountain’ (2,41,799), and poker pro Shravan ‘D.Trump04’ Chhabria (2,22,192) bagged the top stacks on Day 1A.

Shravan Chhabria
Shravan Chhabria


The site’s Thursday flagship, the ₹16 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday, registered 553 entries, rounding up a bumper prize pool worth ₹19.35 Lakhs, over 20% more than its advertised guarantee. It took close to eight hours of play for Mayank ‘$Magician$’ Makhija to take down the event for a career-best ₹3.77 Lakhs. His heads-up opponent was the Sunday Superstack champion Niharika ‘nutcracker303’ Bindra (runner-up for ₹2.40 Lakhs).

Mayank Makhija
Mayank Makhija


The second Thursday marquee, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack, saw Shaurya ‘PrivateLimited’ Modi walking away with the title and a personal-best ₹1.27 Lakhs. He struck a heads-up deal with Parth ‘ucallucry’ Budhraja (runner-up for ₹1.21 Lakhs).

Shaurya Modi
Shaurya Modi


Day 4 of UVS April edition was all about deep stack tourneys. There were six UVS events on the Thursday schedule, and the day`s featured tourney, the ₹4.65 Lakhs GTD UVS #24 Monster Stack, was championed by Priyank ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ Kothari for ₹60,913. This happens to be Kothari’s second time winning a UVS title, bringing him within touching distance to the ₹3 Crore mark in lifetime earnings (₹2.99 Crores). Kothari struck a four-deal on the FT with ‘Pokerispain’ (runner-up for ₹58,685), Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal (3rd for ₹55,934), and ‘VM.Varga’ (4th for ₹52,683).

Priyank Kothari
Priyank Kothari


The Millionaire D’Lite winner Ankit ‘starnaruto’ Saurabh was another player who bagged a UVS title on Thursday. He overcame a 706-entry field in the ₹3.75 Lakhs GTD UVS #23 Golden Vault to collect ₹72,563. Rajesh ‘neweraguy’ Mahapatra placed runner-up for ₹45,750. Ankit Saurabh`s breakout run has fetched him ₹54.95 Lakhs in lifetime winnings (₹33.38 Lakhs in net profits).

Ankit Saurabh
Ankit Saurabh



PokerStars India

PokerStars India delivered high-octane Highroller action with its ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller making a rerun last night. The ₹7,700 entry buy-in tourney logged in 155 entrants, collecting a guarantee-crushing ₹10.85 Lakhs prize pool. Coming out on top was none other than the three-time Sunday Special – Progressive KO champion Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla, who made an even chop with his heads-up opponent Devang ‘Infic11’ Mehta, with both players banking ₹2.02 Lakhs each. Chawla was awarded the title, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹3.57 Crores (₹91.62 Lakhs in net profits).

Pranay Chawla
Pranay Chawla


The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Classic was taken down by Tapan ‘tweedu_taps’ Mansotra, who outlasted 99 entries to win ₹41,389. Mansotra now has ₹22.82 Lakhs in lifetime winnings (₹3.44 Lakhs in net profits). However, Akshay ‘LalaSaab’ Kapoor got the lion`s share of the prize money worth ₹43,151, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Runner-up Akshay Kapoor
Runner-up Akshay Kapoor


An elated Kapoor later posted the following message on Facebook, “Have won few tournies live and online, but this one feels extra special, entered this FT with only 2BB.”

‘ANCIENT MARINER’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹34,273) and PokerStars India`s “Star of the Month” – December Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹23,896) took down the other Thursday night marques on the site.

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar




PokerBaazi’s 8 PM flagship, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, recorded 240 entries, posting a hefty ₹18 Lakhs prize pool. The event came down to a heads-up showdown between the IOPC January 2021 Super High Roller & High Roller winner Sriharsha ‘Ivey2’ Doddapaneni and IOPC Mega Stack winner Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj. The more experienced Doddapaneni eventually prevailed, adding ₹4.24 Lakhs to his winnings. Bajaj collected ₹2.97 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni


Doddapaneni is presently the second-most profitable player of the year and sits on ₹96.62 Lakhs in recorded winnings (2021) with an impressive ₹66.28 Lakhs in net profits.

Abhishek ‘abhiom’ Chhajer (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,120), ‘rishubhparmar’ (Won Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹52,660), and ‘aikansh98’ (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹30,820) took down the other late-night marquees on PokerBaazi.

Abhishek Chhajer
Abhishek Chhajer




Adda52`s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather roped in 493 runners, overlaying ₹35,000. Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta scored a thumping victory, scoring a career-best ₹5.50 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair (runner-up for ₹4.25 Lakhs). Gupta boosted his online tally to ₹39.83 Lakhs (₹9.13 Lakhs in profits) after last night`s win.

Tarush Gupta
Tarush Gupta


The cornerstone of the ₹90 Lakhs GTD Nano Poker Series (NPS), the ₹25 lakhs GTD Nano Main Event, played out the first of five starting flights on Thursday. Day 1A recorded 283 entries, and after the stipulated 29 eight-minute levels of play, 36 survivors made the cut for Day 2. ‘yatin47’ (269,968), Aniket ‘WhiteRabbit’ Sharma (266,890), and Ranveer ‘seven2222’ Singh Sandhu (247,040) rounded out the top three names on the survivor`s list.

Aniket Sharma
Aniket Sharma


The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo brought in 221 runners, falling a negligible ₹2,750 short of its listed guarantee. The former IOPC – The Millionaire champion Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava was the last player standing and won ₹1.36 Lakhs, with Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar placing runner-up for ₹80,000.

Anurag Srivastava
Anurag Srivastava


Anurag Srivastava has crossed ₹5.07 Crores in recorded MTT winnings after the win (₹1.84 Crores in net profits).

Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara (Won Nano Godfather ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,227) and ‘bhaibhai01’ (Won Nano DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,591) championed the other marquee tourneys on the site.

The other Thursday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Ankit 'starnaruto' Saurabh₹72,563UVS#23 Golden Vault ₹3.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Priyank 'Satoshi_Nakamoto' Kothari₹60,913UVS#24 Monster Stack ₹4.65 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Shrey 'Kingsb30' Baj₹60,913Night Rider - DeepStack Turbo ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Abhishek ‘abhiom’ Chhajer₹54,120Holdem BOOST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
bhaibhai01₹46,591Nano DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara₹46,227Nano Godfather ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Tapan ‘tweedu_taps’ Mansotra₹41,389The Classic ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay₹30,000Warrior Arena ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
vidhan41 ₹18,252Nano Crack Jack ₹70K GTDAdda52
Lavesh ‘lavesh7’ Meena₹13,102Morning Adda ₹50K GTDAdda52
The Fiend
₹12,690UVS#20 Deepstack ₹75K GTD
Spartan Poker
puke1995₹12,000Hitman PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
Reverse88₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365


The Millionaire 1 Crore GTD Day 1A Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 186

Re-entries – 40

Re-buys – 96

Survivors – 55

It`s off to races to find another Millionaire champion with Spartan Poker commencing the run for its third Millionaire tourney of April yesterday. Day 1A of the multi-flight tourney locked in 322 entries, and after four hours and 37 minutes of play, only 55 survived the day`s play.

The mystery user ‘slyrock’ (297,743) bagged the end-of-Day 1A chip lead. ‘magicmountain’ (241,799) and Shravan ‘D.Trump04’ Chhabria (222,192) rounded out the top three stacks of the day.

Rakesh ‘RiverG’ Sharma (178,489), PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘Eunseom176’ Chowdhury (137,020), Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain (121,341), and former Millionaire champion Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra (114,859) featured among the top 10 stacks of the day.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. slyrock – 297,743
  2. magicmountain – 241,799
  3. Shravan ‘D.Trump04’ Chhabria – 222,192
  4. GulzarSahab – 204,558
  5. Rakesh ‘RiverG’ Sharma – 178,489
  6. Pratibha ‘HerMess’ Arya – 157,101
  7. FadeOrHoldz – 137,628
  8. Rony ‘Eunseom176’ Chowdhury – 137,020
  9. Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain – 121,341
  10. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – 114,859


Godfather 25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 251

Re-entries – 242

Total Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 49

Adda52’s Thursday mainstay, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather, had to fill in ₹35,000 in overlays after 493 entrants signed up to play.

Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta was the last player standing after almost nine hours of intense play and lapped up a career-best ₹5.50 Lakhs for the win. Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair cashed an equally handsome ₹4.24 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Gupta also made it to Day 2 in the Nano Main Event, bagging the seventh-largest stack on Day 1A.

The former Full House champion Deepak ‘bothras’ Bothra (3rd for ₹2.50 Lakhs), Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora (4th for ₹1.88 Lakhs), Ankur ‘aceleration’ Sehgal (5th for ₹1.25 Lakhs), and Young Gun Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta (6th for ₹87,500) FT-ed the Godfather last night.

Final Table Results

  1. Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta – ₹5,50,296*
  2. Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair – ₹4,24,704*
  3. Deepak ‘bothras’ Bothra – ₹2,50,000
  4. Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora – ₹1,87,500
  5. Ankur ‘aceleration’ Sehgal – ₹1,25,000
  6. Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta – ₹87,500
  7. bubba88 – ₹68,750
  8. prosharker – ₹56,250

*denotes a heads-up deal


Nano Main Event 25 Lakhs GTD Day 1A – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 197

Re-entries – 86

Survivors – 36

Thursday marked the start of the showstopper event at the Nano Poker Series (NPS), the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event. The ₹1,650 entry buy-in tourney played out the first of its five starting flights yesterday, logging in 283 entries.

Only 36 players advanced to Day 2, with the anonymous ‘yatin47’ (269,968) bagging the end of the day chip lead. Adda52 regular Aniket ‘WhiteRabbit’ Sharma (266,890) and Ranveer ‘seven2222’ Singh Sandhu (247,040) carried forward the next top stacks of the day.

Some familiar faces making the top 10 of the suvivor’s list included Sagar ‘Sagar28389’ Gulati (212,127), MTT reg Pranav ‘pkpok’ Khandalkar (192,657), Vikk ‘UniquePersonality’ Sharma (189,911), last night’s Godfather champion Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta (183,773), Siddharth ‘CARDashian66’ Kadel (154,247), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (150,669).

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. yatin47 – 269,968
  2. Aniket ‘WhiteRabbit’ Sharma – 266,890
  3. Ranveer ‘seven2222’ Singh Sandhu – 247,040
  4. Sagar ‘Sagar28389’ Gulati – 212,127
  5. Pranav ‘pkpok’ Khandalkar – 192,657
  6. Vikk ‘UniquePersonality’ Sharma – 189,911
  7. Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta – 183,773
  8. Krifard – 62,092
  9. Siddharth ‘CARDashian66’ Kadel – 154,247
  10. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – 150,669


Trending Thursday 16 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 250

Re-entries – 87

Re-buys – 216

Prize Pool – ₹19,35,500

Places Paid – 47

The featured Thursday tourney of Spartan Poker’s Daily Poker Marathon, the ₹16 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday, collected 553 entries, generating a guarantee-smashing ₹19.35 Lakhs prize pool.

Mayank ‘$Magician$’ Makhija traversed the playing field to collect a personal-best ₹3.77 Lakhs for the win. He now has ₹22.88 Lakhs in tracked online winnings.

The most recent Sunday Superstack champion Niharika ‘nutcracker303’ Bindra came close to adding another title to her ever-growing tally, eventually settling for a runner-up finish for ₹2.40 Lakhs. With this deep run, Bindra’s lifetime winnings have reached ₹71.98 Lakhs.

Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma (3rd for ₹1.80 Lakhs), the ATOC Mini Main Event champion Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover (6th for ₹87,485), Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma (7th for ₹64,259) and Joseph ‘axone’ Rochungh Touthang (8th for ₹47,226) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Niharika Bindra
Runner-up Niharika Bindra


Final Table Results

  1. Mayank ‘$Magician$’ Makhija – ₹3,77,229
  2. Niharika ‘nutcracker303’ Bindra – ₹2,39,615
  3. Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma – ₹1,79,614
  4. Honey Bee – ₹1,45,356
  5. FadeOrHoldz – ₹1,14,582
  6. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – ₹87,485
  7. Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma – ₹64,259
  8. Joseph ‘axone’ Rochungh Touthang – ₹47,226


The Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 126

Re-entries – 114

Prize Pool – ₹18,00,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerBaazi’s featured Thursday tourney, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, had 240 hopefuls signing up for ₹8,250 buy-in, generating a prize pool worth ₹18 Lakhs. The top 27 spots got paid.

Walking away a clear winner was Sriharsha ‘ivey2’ Doddapaneni, who won ₹4.24 Lakhs after besting Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (runner-up for ₹2.97 Lakhs) in heads-up play. The two-time Millionaire champion, Doddapaneni, won The Summit title for a second time last night. He has previously won this event on February 25.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni is one of the top MTT winners in the country today and ranks an impressive #2 in profits this year. Stats: Annual Earnings: ₹92.38 Lakhs | Annual Profits: ₹62.08 Lakhs

The star-studded FT featured the likes of Dhaval ‘Rehab77’ Mudgal (3rd for ₹1.91 Lakhs), Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (4th for ₹1.41 Lakhs), Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni (5th for ₹1.06 Lakhs), Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani (6th for ₹84,960) and Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria (7th for ₹70,560).

Runner-up Vinayak Bajaj
Runner-up Vinayak Bajaj


Final Table Results

  1. Sriharsha ‘Ivey2’ Doddapaneni – ₹4,24,000
  2. Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj – ₹2,97,000
  3. Dhaval ‘Rehab77’ Mudgal – ₹1,91,000
  4. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹1,41,000
  5. Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni – ₹1,06,000
  6. Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani – ₹84,960
  7. Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria – ₹70,560


Highroller ₹10 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 83

Re-entries – 72

Prize Pool – ₹10,85,000

Places Paid – 17

Thursdays on PokerStars India come with the ₹7,700 entry buy-in flagship, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller. Starting at 7.36 PM, the tourney logged in 155 entrants, generating a smashing ₹10.85 Lakhs prize pool.

The action went on for a little more than eight hours before Pranay “aankhdikhatahai” Chawla (former IPC Highroller champion) and Devang “Infic11” Mehta struck a heads-up deal to end the proceedings. Both players agreed to an even chop for ₹2.02 Lakhs each.

The 2019 IPC Highroller champion currently boasts of ₹3.57 Crores in recorded online winnings.

The FT was replete with top regs like Shravan “lukBo$$13” Chhabria (3rd for ₹1.37 Lakhs), Manish “theoldestkid” Lakhotia (4th for ₹1.06 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal “Vishalb22” Bajaj (5th for ₹83,000), Rajat “sharabikebabi” Sharma (6th for ₹64,000), Deepesh “deep12322” Raka (7th for ₹50,000) and Vishnu “violator2018” Khandelwal (8th for ₹32,000).

Final Table Results

  1. Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla – ₹202,325*
  2. Devang ‘Infic11’ Mehta – ₹202,325*
  3. Shravan ‘lukBo$$13’ Chhabria – ₹137,418
  4. Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia – ₹106,744
  5. Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj – ₹82,916
  6. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma – ₹64,408
  7. Deepesh ‘deep12322’ Raka – ₹50,031
  8. sssss951 – ₹38,863
  9. Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal – ₹32,024

*denotes heads-up deal


Monster Stack 7 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 199

Re-entries – 49

Re-buys – 101

Prize Pool – ₹7,00,000

Places Paid – 31

Shaurya ‘PrivateLimited’ Vikram Modi took down Spartan Poker’s ₹7 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack to collect ₹1.27 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Parth ‘ucallucry’ Budhraja (runner-up for ₹1.21 Lakhs).

Shaurya Modi now has ₹16.2 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker.

The #4 ranked player on the annual leaderboard, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha (4th for ₹56,980), Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (5th for ₹45,080), Raghavendra ‘nslookup’ Hada (6th for ₹34,230), and Piyush ‘tankman’ Jain (7th for ₹23,775) also earned final table payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Shaurya ‘PrivateLimited’ Vikram Modi – ₹1,26,910*
  2. Parth ‘ucallucry’ Budhraja – ₹1,20,820*
  3. magicmountain – ₹70,280
  4. Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha – ₹56,980
  5. Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma – ₹45,080
  6. Raghavendra ‘nslookup’ Hada – ₹34,230
  7. Piyush ‘tankman’ Jain – ₹23,775
  8. WuZetian – ₹18,270

*denotes a heads-up deal


Monster Turbo 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 135

Re-entries – 86

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Adda52`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo pulled in 221 participants. In the end, the former IOPC – The Millionaire Main Event champion 2020 Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava outran them all to collect ₹1.36 Lakhs and the title. Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar finished runner-up for ₹80,000.

The notable players on the final table included Amit ‘penguin07’ Gaikwad (4th for ₹43,750), Wednesday’s The Pride third-place finisher Armaan ‘tandavam’ Kochhar (5th for ₹30,000), Advait ‘ronaldinho018’ Rajguru (6th for ₹21,250), Manish ‘manurathi’ Rathi (7th for ₹16,250), and Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar (8th for ₹12,500).

Final Table Results

  1. Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava – ₹1,36,250
  2. Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar – ₹80,000
  3. adityasharma11 – ₹61,250
  4. Amit ‘penguin07’ Gaikwad – ₹43,750
  5. Armaan ‘tandavam’ Kochhar – ₹30,000
  6. Advait ‘ronaldinho018’ Rajguru – ₹21,250
  7. Manish ‘manurathi’ Rathi – ₹16,250
  8. Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar – ₹12,500
  9. AnachronoX – ₹10,000


UVS#24 Monster Stack 4.65 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 248

Re-entries – 77

Re-buys – 148

Prize Pool – ₹4,73,000

Places Paid – 47

The ₹4.65 Lakhs GTD UVS#24 Monster Stack crowned a champion in Priyank ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ Kothari, who pocketed ₹60,913 and his second UVS title. A four-way deal saw ‘Pokerispain’ (runner-up for ₹58,685), Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal (3rd for ₹55,934), and ‘VM.Varga’ (4th for ₹52,683) banking the other top payouts in the tourney.

Following this win, Priyank Kothari’s lifetime earnings have crossed ₹2.99 Crores. The former PMVS Main Event champion is now just a hair’s breadth away from entering the 3 Crore-Club.’

Niranjan ‘BLUFFINTHESKY’ Kumar (7th for ₹15,571) and Varun ‘Bachekijaanelegakya’ Vohra (8th for ₹11,444) FT-ed the tourney.


UVS#23 Golden Vault 3.75 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 368

Re-entries – 94

Re-buys – 244

Prize Pool – ₹3,75,000

Places Paid – 63

The second biggest guaranteed UVS tourney of the day, the ₹3.75 Lakhs GTD UVS#23 Golden Vault, attracted 706 entries, overlaying ₹22,000.

The former Millionaire D’Lite champion Ankit ‘starnaruto’ Saurabh bested Rajesh ‘neweraguy’ Mahapatra (runner-up for ₹45,368) in the heads-up play to win ₹72,563. Saurabh has been a consistent winner this year and has quickly accumulated ₹54.95 Lakhs in online winnings.

Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh (4th for ₹26,063), Lalit ‘Katyallalit’ Katyal (5th for ₹20,438), and Somesh ‘nao’ Sekhar Sharma (7th for ₹12,038) FT-ed the event.


The Classic 2 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 65

Re-entries – 34

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 11

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Classic found a champion in PokerStars India regular Tapan ‘tweedu_taps’ Mansotra, who raked in ₹41,389 after cutting a heads-up deal with online reg Akshay ‘LalaSaab’ Kapoor.

Kapoor might have settled for a runner-up finish but ended up bagging the lion`s share of the prize pool worth ₹43,151.

The tourney clocked in 99 players, overlaying ₹51,500.

Rising Star Pratibh ’Pratibh Saluja’ Saluja (5th for ₹16,702) and Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer (6th for ₹12,842) FT-ed the tourney!


Holdem BOOST 1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 128

Re-entries – 102

Prize Pool – ₹2,30,000

PokerBaazi`s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost gathered 230 hopefuls that helped collect ₹2.30 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Last night’s PokerStars India’s The Classic sixth-place finisher Abhishek ‘abhiom’ Chhajer championed the event for ₹54,120, while Arish ‘YKNjonsnow’ Taraporewala finished runner-up for ₹37,970.

Mohith ‘makeitbig’ Vamshi placed fifth for ₹13,570.


Warrior Arena 1.2 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 43

Re-entries – 30

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 11

Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay shipped PokerDangal’s ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Warrior Arena for ₹30,000. ‘narangsahab’ finished runner-up for ₹22,800.


Hitman PLO 30K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 30

Re-entries – 24

Total Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 6

Khelo365`s ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO was taken down by ‘puke1995,’ who won ₹12,000 for the outright victory. ‘fortunemaker’ placed second for ₹6,300.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 41

Re-entries – 30

Total Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 8

Khelo365 regular ‘Reverse88’ came out on top in the daily-running ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0, collecting ₹6,800 for the win.


This report was updated at 6:30 PM on 16.4.2021.

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