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Daily Majors: Veeravalli, Singh, Sood, Dembla & Sharma Dominate the Friday Marquees

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  • Arpit Jain August 29, 2020
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A jam-packed Friday saw a host of big-ticket tourneys awarding wads of cash, and it was the regs who laughed all the way to the bank. It turned out to be another smashing day for the PokerGuru Ambassadors, who banked several top scores headlined by top finishes from Naresh Veeravalli and Laksh Pal Singh.

Here is a quick recap of all the Friday action.

 

Spartan Poker

It`s finally back! The ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire made a grand return on Spartan Poker, registering 461 runners on Day 1A. Only about 10% of the starting field advanced to Day 2, and leading the 47 survivors was ‘D.Carwin1’ (346,464) with ‘nutskibhookh’ (309,099), and Ankit ‘helter_skelter’ Kapoor (227,492) advancing with the next top stacks.

Running alongside The Millionaire was the Friday night extravaganza, The Elite. The ₹11,000 buy-in saw 365 sign-ups that generated a guarantee-smashing ₹36.50 Lakhs prize pool. Starting at 9:30 PM, the tourney went on till well into the wee hours on Saturday, ending a little before 5 AM. PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli was the last player standing and banked the single-largest score of the day worth ₹6.78 Lakhs after a heads-up deal with ‘AdrenALLINeRush’ (runner-up for ₹6.14 Lakhs). The cash game specialist has been on a trailblazing run in 2020 and is just shy of accumulating ₹1.50 Crores in online MTT earnings this year!

The ₹12 Lakhs GTD TGIF was the other marquee tourney on the schedule. It brought in 777 entrants who ponied up the ₹1,650 buy-in to leave an overlay of ₹34,500, and the top 71 places got paid. Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora came out on top to win ₹1.90 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘Zedd’ (runner-up for ₹1.87 Lakhs).

Another tourney on the Friday schedule, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Velocity ran Day 1D. A turnout of 213 entries expanded the field size to 686 entries, and only 22 players survived the flight with Pankaj ‘Uknapdmj’ Sharma (247,242) bagging the end-of-day chip lead.

 

PokerBaazi

The undisputed #1 ranked online MTT player of the year, Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood added another title to his already impressive resume after winning the ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Ridge for ₹2.20 Lakhs. The event suffered an overlay of ₹1.27 Lakhs on the back of 291 entrants, and the top 36 places boarded the money bus.

Flight 5 of the ₹2 Lakhs GTD PBBS#24 Main Event clocked in 144 entries, and only 14 players advanced to Day 2 (Sunday). Ajoy ‘ajoy94’ Bala (422,000), ‘specialops’ (308,000) and ‘newbigdaddy’ (229,000) bagged the top stacks.

 

Adda52

The ₹1 Crore GTD Full House played host to its second starting flight on Friday, logging in 242 entries. Only 25 players made the cut for Day 2 with the mysterious online reg ‘Pokraj’ (333,293) bagging the most massive stack. Close on the heels was high stakes cash game pro Shashank ‘felter’ Jain (293,108).

The day’s featured tourney was the ₹25 Lakhs GTD The Ballers that logged in 331 entrants, with the site filling in a deficit of ₹2.32 Lakhs. After almost seven and a half hours of play, ‘whodahellru’ took down the tourney and collected ₹5.18 Lakhs in cash prize after a heads-up deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘BoomTilt23’ Pal Singh (runner-up for ₹4.85 Lakhs).

 

PokerStars India

The signature Friday tourney on PokerStars India, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Uppercut [6-Max] MAGIC Edition, attracted 266 entrants who ponied up the ₹4,400 buy-in to frame a prize pool worth ₹10.64 Lakhs. The top 47 entrants got paid, and it took more than seven hours of uninterrupted play to find a champion. And walking away with the top honors was none other than Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla, who took home ₹1.99 Lakhs after beating ‘flipper595’ (runner-up for ₹1.33 Lakhs) in the heads-up confrontation. With this blistering win, Dembla has breached the ₹1.33 Crore-mark in online earnings!

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Friday Euphoria gathered 144 entrants who bought-in for ₹2,750 to leave a significant overlay of ₹1.40 Lakhs. The top 24 places finished ITM. After almost six hours of grueling action, top MTT pro Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma championed the tourney to win 98,956.

The other Friday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
pocketbullets₹99,094Moonlight ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Himanshu ‘himanshu.zak’ Singh ₹80,400Friday SuperStack ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Miracle Man₹67,849Night Rider Monster Stack 2.5L GTDSpartan Poker
Aayusharya₹54,000Afternoon Adda ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
its my turn₹49,948Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ankkiii₹46,000Pocket Lunch ₹2 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Abhiboi₹40,500Dangal Friday 6-Max ₹2 Lakhs GTDPoker Dangal
shivam69₹37,500Pocket Dinner ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPocket52
hrhamid11₹11,520Prime Time PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
TEJIYAN₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD

Khelo365

 

The Millionaire 1 Crore GTD Day 1A – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 257

Re-entries – 58

Re-buys – 146

Survivors – 47

The final Millionaire tourney of August kicked off last night. Unlike the other Millionaire events that have played out throughout the month, this ₹5,500 buy-in tournament is a standalone one. Promising a ₹1 Crore guarantee, the tourney registered 461 entries on Day 1A.

Day 1A lasted almost five hours, and by the end of the day`s play, only 47 survivors remained in the fray. Anonymous user ‘D. Carwin1’ bagged the biggest stack of 346,464, with ‘nutskibhookh’ claiming the second-biggest stack of 309,099. Ankit ‘helter_skelter’ Kapoor (227,492) rounded out the top three stacks of Day 1A.

Ayush ‘HighHopes’ Garg (219,172) and Nitish ‘buttonclicking’ Gupta (164,277) were the other two notables with the top 10 stacks of the day.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. D. Carwin1 – 346,464
  2. nutskibhookh – 309,099
  3. Ankit ‘helter_skelter’ Kapoor – 227,492
  4. icantwin – 221,480
  5. Ayush ‘HighHopes’ Garg – 219,172
  6. jignesh0707 – 183,877
  7. berus_sama – 166,171
  8. Nitish ‘buttonclicking’ Gupta – 164,277
  9. McFly – 153,386
  10. KillKish – 152,481

 

Full House Day 1B 1 Crore GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 162

Re-entries – 80

Survivors – 25

Adda52’s ₹1 Crore GTD Full House had Day 1B playing out yesterday. 242 runners came in and added to the 217 entries from Day 1A, the field has now grown 459-strong.

After more than four hours of play, only 25 remained in contention. Mystery player ‘Pokraj (333,293) topped the stacks, with Shashank ‘felter’ Jain (292,108) and ‘shanky92’ (284,646) rounding out the top three stacks from the flight.

Other top stacks from the flight belonged to Paawan ‘fullflush24’ Bansal (248,612), PokerGuru Ambassador`s Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya (241,851) and Laksh Pal ‘BoomTilt23’ Singh (204,112), alongside Binit ‘Punter27’ Saraf (188,321), Deepak ‘bothras’ Bothra (177,425) and Manoj ‘thatsmymoney’ Pentakota (141,662).

2nd in Chips Shashank Jain
2nd in Chips Shashank Jain

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Pokraj – 333,293
  2. Shashank ‘felter’ Jain – 293,108
  3. shanky92 – 284,646
  4. Poker_king52 – 255,163
  5. Paawan ‘fullflush24’ Bansal – 248,612
  6. Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya – 241,851
  7. Laksh Pal ‘BoomTilt23’ Singh – 204,112
  8. Binit ‘Punter27’ Saraf – 188,321
  9. Deepak ‘bothras’ Bothra – 177,425
  10. Manoj ‘thatsmymoney’ Pentakota – 141,662

 

The Elite 35 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 155

Re-entries – 78

Re-buys – 132

Prize Pool – ₹36,50,000

Places Paid – 31

The Friday showstopper on Spartan Poker, the ₹35 Lakhs GTD The Elite, attracted 365 entries, collecting ₹36.50 Lakhs in the prize pool.

PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli championed the event for ₹6.78 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with ‘AdrenALLINeRush’ (runner-up for ₹6.13 Lakhs). With this win, Veeravalli’s online MTT record has soared to ₹2.12 Crores, and he is closing in on ₹60 Lakhs in profits for the year.

Ankur ‘Crimemastergogo’ Sehgal (4th for ₹2.97 Lakhs) and Vishal ‘Juwadi’ Gajaria (6th for ₹1.78 lakhs) banked FT scores.

Naresh Veeravalli
Naresh Veeravalli

 

Final Table Results

  1. Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli – ₹6,78,168*
  2. AdrenALLINeRush – ₹6,13,567*
  3. BANK$Y – ₹3,66,460
  4. Ankur ‘Crimemastergogo’ Sehgal – ₹2,97,110
  5. SHARgK – ₹2,35,060
  6. Vishal ‘Juwadi’ Gajaria – ₹1,78,485

*denotes heads-up deal

 

The Ballers 25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 169

Re-entries – 162

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 34

Running alongside Day 1B of Adda52`s Full House was the ₹7,500 buy-in The Ballers. The tournament suffered an overlay of ₹2.32 Lakhs, after only 331 runners signed up to play.

Racing past a sea of seasoned regs, ‘whodahellru’ captured the event for a sizeable ₹5.18 Lakhs paycheque. The played locked horns with PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal ‘boomtilt23’ Singh heads-up and cut a deal. Singh had to concede to a runner-up finish worth an equally commendable ₹4.85 Lakhs.

Siddhanth ‘Sidstack’ Kripalani (3rd for ₹2.75 Lakhs), Prateek ‘prateekrana587’ Rana (4th for ₹2.08 Lakhs), the Godfather champion Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (5th for ₹1.43 Lakhs) and Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav (6th for ₹93,750) were the other known players on the final table.

Runner-up Laksh Pal Singh
Runner-up Laksh Pal Singh

 

Final Table Results

  1. whodahellru – ₹5,18,347*
  2. Laksh Pal ‘boomtilt23’ Singh – ₹4,85,403*
  3. Siddhanth ‘Sidstack’ Kripalani – ₹2,75,000
  4. Prateek ‘prateekrana587’ Rana – ₹2,08,750
  5. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – ₹1,43,750
  6. Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav – ₹93,750

*denotes heads-up deal

 

TGIF 12 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 383

Re-entries – 139

Re-buys – 255

Prize Pool – ₹12,00,000

Places Paid – 71

Spartan Poker’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD TGIF wrangled in 777 entries – falling ₹34,500 short of the advertised guarantee.

Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora topped the field and pocketed ₹1.90 Lakhs, after striking a heads-up deal with ‘Zedd,’ who secured a runner-up finish worth ₹1.87 Lakhs. The champion presently has ₹1.35 Crores in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker, with a profit of ₹33.23 Lakhs. Incidentally, they also final tabled The Elite, finishing third for ₹3.66 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador’s Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (4th for ₹82,320) and Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall (7th for ₹38,040) also FT-ed the tourney.

Sanket Arora
Sanket Arora

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora – ₹1,90,378*
  2. Zedd – ₹1,87,142*
  3. HECTOR – ₹1,04,520
  4. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – ₹82,320
  5. Badass – ₹64,680
  6. Virtuoso9 – ₹50,520
  7. Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall – ₹38,040
  8. bossbaby97 – ₹26,520
  9. Mr. Bean – ₹21,000

*denotes heads-up deal

 

Uppercut Magic Edition 10 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 143

Re-entries – 123

Total Prize Pool – ₹10,64,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹5,32,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹5,32,000

Places Paid – 47

Sporting a buy-in of ₹4,400, the Uppercut Magic Edition finally ended the long overlay streak for PokerStars India by crushing its ₹10 Lakhs prize pool guarantee by ₹64,000.

Traversing through the challenging field was Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla, who banked ₹2 Lakhs (₹83,503 in prize money and ₹1,16,468 in bounties). flipper595’ finished runner-up for ₹1.35 Lakhs (₹83,502 in prize money and ₹50,031 in bounties).

Shailesh Kumar ‘ArithemeticMean’ Patel (3rd for ₹81,712), Ayush ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ Garg (4th for ₹54,442), Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood (5th for ₹29,544), and PokerGuru Ambassador Jayjit ‘unlucky2k’ Ray (9th for ₹22,692) were the other notable FT finishers.

Harsh Dembla
Harsh Dembla

 

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – ₹1,99,971
  2. flipper595 – ₹1,34,534
  3. Shailesh Kumar ‘ArithemeticMean’ Patel – ₹81,712
  4. Ayush ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ Garg – ₹54,442
  5. Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood – ₹29,544
  6. shivaay24 – ₹48,920
  7. bananabarbar – ₹18,818
  8. Sahni1509 – ₹16,192
  9. Jayjit ‘unlucky2k’ Ray – ₹22,692

 

The Ridge 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 174

Re-entries – 117

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Ridge kicked off at 8 PM, drawing in 291 players. This translated into an overlay of ₹1.27 Lakhs. With 36 players making ITM finishes, it was Young Gun Gaurav Sood who eventually clinched the title for ₹2.21 Lakhs.

Sood, who has been the #1 ranked player in the country for the last four months, had on Monday championed Adda52`s Monster Stack for ₹2.70 Lakhs. Yesterday, he sailed past the likes of PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (3rd for ₹99,700), Anirban D ‘pottysingh’ Das (4th for ₹73,800), Anuj ‘MrGreen1610’ Laddhad (6th for ₹44,300), Vinay ‘Vinstill’ BK (7th for ₹36,800) and Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (8th for ₹29,500) to eventually beat ‘AK10JQ’ (2nd for ₹1.55 Lakhs) in the heads-up to win the title.

Sood’s tally of online scores in 2020 across the major domestic sites has reached an astounding ₹3.07 Crores.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹2,20,900
  2. AK10JQ – ₹1,55, 000
  3. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹99,700
  4. Anirban D ‘pottysingh’ Das – ₹73,800
  5. bazzmarlo – ₹55,400
  6. Anuj ‘MrGreen1610’ Laddhad – ₹44,300
  7. Vinay ‘Vinstill’ BK – ₹36,800
  8. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹29,500
  9. BhuriBilli – ₹22,100

 

Velocity 10 Lakhs GTD – Day 1D – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 135

Re-entries – 12

Rebuys – 66

Survivors – 22

The fourth flight of Spartan Poker’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Velocity registered 213 entries, expanding the total tally to 686 entries.

After four hours of play, only 22 players managed to bag Day 2 stacks. Leading the pack was Pankaj ‘Uknapdmj’ Sharma (247,242), with ‘slr111’ (163,820) and Ankit ‘helter_skelter’ Kapoor (141,403) a distant second and third in chips.

Day 1B chip leader Prashant ‘Namefeme’ Kumar continues to sit with the overall chip lead holding a stack of 261,587 among 70 survivors (Day 1A – 17, Day 1B – 16, Day 1C – 15, and Day 1D – 22) from the four starting flights combined.

Kiran’ KingAA’ Kumar (122,474) and Rishabh’ radda’ Gupta (94,300) were the other top stacks of the day.

One more flight is left to be played out before Day 2 starts at 9.15 PM on Saturday.

Pankaj Sharma
Pankaj Sharma

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1D

  1. Pankaj ‘Uknapdmj’ Sharma – 247,242
  2. slr111 – 163,820
  3. Ankit ‘helter_skelter’ Kapoor – 141,403
  4. asg123 – 134,355
  5. Kiran ‘KingAA’ Kumar – 122,474
  6. Mrblue1205 – 106,537
  7. Rishabh ‘radda’ Gupta – 94,300
  8. dropout – 88,577
  9. Mr. Bean – 83,276
  10. Sumimohi2 – 75,498

 

Pocket Kings 7.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 177

Re-entries – 88

Prize Pool – ₹7,50,000

Places Paid – 45

The headliner on Pocket52, the ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Kings, attracted 265 entries, registering a landslide ₹2.20 Lakhs overlay.

Site regular ‘shivam69’ topped the field and took home ₹1.61 Lakhs in first-place prize money. ‘ONCE’ finished runner-up for ₹99,375.

Final Table Results

  1. shivam69 – ₹1,61,250
  2. ONCE – ₹99,375
  3. Harshad ‘Nirvana’ Dharaiya – ₹71,250
  4. Boxcar69 – ₹54,375
  5. Igneel – ₹41,250
  6. Snupy1030 – ₹31,500

 

Friday Euphoria 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 98

Re-entries – 46

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Unlike the Uppercut, PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Friday Euphoria got walloped by a ₹1.40 Lakhs shortfall on the back of 144 entries.

MTT crusher Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma took down the title for ₹98,956. Vaibhav ‘vaibsaarav’ Shah finished runner-up for ₹75,065.

Sharma’s lifetime scores have reached ₹3.47 Crores after this win.

Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel finished 5th for ₹32,766.

Vaibhav Sharma
Vaibhav Sharma

 

Final Table Results

  1. Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma – ₹98,956
  2. Vaibhav ‘vaibsaarav’ Shah – ₹75,065
  3. TheTamizhDurrr – ₹56,943
  4. prabhat64 – ₹43,195
  5. Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel – ₹32,766
  6. CantBelieveIwon – ₹24,856
  7. ARYAN5** – ₹19,598
  8. AcesvsKingsvsqq – ₹15,452
  9. prawnpickle – ₹15,452

 

PBBS#24 Main Event 2 Lakhs GTD Flight 5 – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹220

Entries – 95

Re-entries – 49

Survivors – 14

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD PBBS#24 Main Event ran Flight 5 yesterday. A total of 144 entries came in, and after the stipulated levels of play, only 14 players could make it across to Day 2.

The tourney has registered 754 entries in its first five starting flights, and 72 players have booked a seat for Day 2 among them.

Ajoy ‘ajoy94’ Bala (4,22,000), ‘specialops’ (3,08,000), ‘newbigdaddy’ (2,29,000), Amit ‘amit_3103’ Sinha (1,27,000) and Naveen ‘TN30pro’ Prajapati (1,16,000) featured among the top 10 stacks of Flight 5.

 

Pocket Lunch 2 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 91

Re-entries – 53

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 27

The unknown player ‘Ankkiii’ ran past a 144-entry field in Pocket52’s ₹2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch to win ₹46,000. ‘Monu12121’ finished runner-up for ₹28,000.

The event was hit by an overlay of ₹56,000, and the top 27 places received payouts.

 

Dangal Friday 6-Max 2 Lakhs GTD – Poker Dangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 109

Re-entries – 46

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 26

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Dangal Friday crowned site regular ‘Abhiboi’ as the champion for ₹40,500. ‘sonofagun’ finished runner-up for ₹30,500.

Subham ‘Jokermaniac’ Khandelwal (3rd for ₹23,000), and Karan ‘99ayka99’ Jain (4th for ₹17,000) FT-ed the tourney.

 

Pocket Dinner 1.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 83

Re-entries – 28

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 18

The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Dinner booked a shortfall of ₹39,000 after bringing in 111 runners.

The Pocket Kings winner, ‘shivam69,’ scored a double victory on the site. They defeated ‘hajaara’ (runner-up for ₹23,250) heads-up to add another ₹37,500 to their bankroll.

 

Prime Time PLO 30K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 33

Re-entries – 31

Prize Pool – ₹32,000

Places Paid – 7

Khelo365’s ₹30K GTD Prime Time had a smashing run with 64 runners in the fray.

‘hrhamid11’ championed the tourney to win ₹11,520.

 

Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 41

Re-entries – 33

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 8

‘TEJIYAN’ took down Khelo365’s 20K GTD Grinder 2.0 ₹ for ₹6,800.

 

This report was updated at 3:30 PM on 29.08.2020

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