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Daily Majors: Vikash Mantri, Vishnu Khandelwal, Gaurav Sood, Rajeev Kumar, & Dhinesh Kumar Headline the Tuesday Flagships

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  • Arpit Jain August 4, 2021
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It`s time for the final act of the 11th edition of the IOPC, the IOPC Masters Table, to name a new Mastermind. Will the IOPC leaderboard topper Anuj Yadav, who starts with 1.5X the starting stack, add the Mastermind title to his already impressive list of accomplishments at the series? Tune in for the live stream at 6 PM today to find out.

Even with the IOPC run of events now over, Tuesday had no dearth of action with PokerBaazi`s APT Online Series India and the WPT Online India Series on Adda52 laying out a packed schedule of events.

The first-ever WPT India Main Event champion Vikash Mantri topped the Tuesday charts as he took down the APT#16 PLO Highroller to win his first APT trophy and ₹6.16 Lakhs in prize money.

Young Gun Gaurav Sood is the winningest player on our tracked database with over ₹9.27 Crores in recorded online winnings, and he added another ₹4.18 Lakhs to his tally last night. Sood placed second in both WPT Tuesday Feature (₹3.15 Lakhs) and the APT #19 Turbo (₹1.03 Lakhs)!

Vishnu Khandelwal, Rajeev Kumar, PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem Basha, Dhinesh Kumar, and Clinton Tavares dominated the other Tuesday marquees!

Here are the Tuesday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

The biggest-ever edition of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) kept the poker circuit busy for most of July. Bringing the curtains down will be the ultimate ending to the online sizzler – the IOPC Masters Table that runs from 5 PM today. With seven of the biggest IOPC champions coming onto the tables, it will be an exciting watch! In January, the edition’s IOPC Millionaire Legends champion, Aniket Waghmare, had overcome the star-studded IOPC Masters Table to win the first-ever IOPC Mastermind title and a customized Breitling Avenger Chronograph 43 watch. IOPC Leaderboard topper Anuj Yadav will be starting with 1.5X the stack on the table, but there has been no dearth of movers and shakers at the series, so the question is, who is going to walk away with the ‘Mastermind’ title this time?! Tune in to the live stream on PokerGuru`s Facebook page from 6 PM onwards to find out.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav


The ₹16.50 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack was the headline Tuesday attraction on Spartan Poker. The ₹3,300 entry buy-in tourney wrangled in 586 entries to collect a guarantee-busting ₹17.58 Lakhs prize pool. The play began at 8 PM, and it wasn’t until 4:20 AM when the dust settled. The recent IOPC Legends fourth-place finisher Rajeev ‘AthenaVolt’ Kumar clinched the win for a ₹3.41 Lakhs payday, beating PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha to the finish line. Basha banked ₹2.16 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Rajeev Kumar
Rajeev Kumar


A Spartan Poker regular, the 64-year-old Kumar had a fantastic inning in the IOPC. Some of his outstanding finishes include:

> 4th in the IOPC #92 Legends ₹1.75 Crore GTD for ₹11.10 Lakhs

> 6th in the IOPC #117 Super High Roller ₹1.40 Crore for ₹8.15 Lakhs

> 2nd in the IOPC #104 Tuesday Prime ₹32 Lakhs GTD for ₹4.11 Lakhs

Even though the Mega Stack victory fetched Rajeev Kumar his first title win in over 45 days, he has amped up his online winnings significantly in the last two weeks, bringing them to ₹87.93 Lakhs that include ₹23.23 Lakhs in net profits.

MTT pro Anant Purohit bubbled the Mega Stack in 56th place to win a seat into Day 1A of the upcoming The Millionaire edition.

Anant Purohit
Anant Purohit


Taking off 90 minutes after Mega Stack -The Millionaire Bubble was the ₹6.75 Lakhs GTD The Race. A turnout of 378 entries resulted in the site filling in ₹1.08 Lakhs in overlays. Mystery player ‘PradhanLi’ emerged victor to pocket the ₹1.43 Lakhs up-top, with ‘OfcourseOfcourse’ taking second place for ₹96,120.

Anonymous user ‘Kalidenalii’ won two Spartan Poker tourneys yesterday. They championed the ₹2.10 Lakhs GTD Night Rider – DeepStack Turbo for ₹48,730 while also shipping the ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD Epic for ₹25,478.

‘Justhenuts7’ (Won Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,291) and ‘ameya7777’ (Won The Centurion ₹80K GTD for ₹14,297) were the other winners on the site.



Day 3 of the APT Online India Series had a total of six events on the tap, and five of them played down to a winner.

The day`s featured tournament was the ₹25 Lakhs GTD APT#16 PLO Highroller. The ₹11,000 entry buy-in tourney was the second PLO event on the schedule and the first high roller tournament of the series. The first-ever WPT India Main Event winner Vikash ‘Mantvik’ Mantri raced past the 262-entry field to claim the most significant portion of the ₹26.20 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹6.16 Lakhs. ‘shades92’ finished runner-up for ₹4.33 Lakhs.

Vikash Mantri
Vikash Mantri


Vikash Mantri is not very active on the virtual felts despite being a known name on the live felts. Last night’s win marks his third online title since 2019. His stat’s: Lifetime Winnings: ₹38.13 Lakhs|Lifetime Profit: ₹8.60 Lakhs

The mystery player ‘Pabloescobat’ took down the ₹8 Lakhs GTD APT#18 Megastack for ₹2.12 Lakhs, after besting Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh (runner-up for ₹1.49 Lakhs) heads-up. The winner now has ₹2.23 Lakhs in online earnings on PokerBaazi (₹2.06 Lakhs in net profits). The event locked in 695 entries, collecting a ₹11.47 Lakhs prize pool. The top 81 players got paid.

Runner-up Prince Singh
Runner-up Prince Singh


The APT Online India Series hosted two ₹6 Lakhs GTD tourneys yesterday. The APT#15 Hyper (5-Max) Turbo experienced an overlay shortfall of ₹87,500 after 410 participants signed up for ₹1,375, and the top 45 places walked past the money line. The user ‘ankit9300’ navigated their way to the top to win ₹1.26 Lakhs, with PokerBaazi regular ‘dilbaghsingh’ taking second place for ₹88,200.

Kicking off almost four hours after the APT#15 Hyper (5-Max) Turbo was the APT#19 (6-Max) Turbo. It took a little over five hours for Arish ‘YKNjonsnow’ Taraporewala to take down the title, and he bested arguably the most consistent MTT player in the country, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (runner-up for ₹1.03 Lakhs) heads-up to collect a winner’s paycheque worth ₹1.47 Lakhs.

Arish Taraporewala
Arish Taraporewala


Nathaniel ‘ante2410’ Fancon shipped the ₹4 Lakhs GTD APT#14 Hyper (4-Max) Turbo for ₹71,980, just as ‘chickendinner’ placed second for ₹59,137.

Nathaniel Fancon
Nathaniel Fancon


Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani won PokerBaazi`s late-night marquee, the ₹1 Lakh GTD Night DST, for ₹43,480.

Aditya Kesharwani
Aditya Kesharwani


After a slow start, the ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT #17 Mini Main Event brought in a whopping 1,409 participants on Day 1C last night, collecting a profitable ₹60.21 Lakhs prize pool. Only 171 players made the cut for Day 2, with the users ‘abhi2129’ (387,000), ‘meluvah’ (377,000) & ‘omniknight’ (365,000) topping the day-end chip counts

With Day 3 of the APT Online India Series now in the books, the top three leaderboard standings witnessed some changes. While Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh (4,133 points) keeps his pole position, Vinay ‘Vinay09′ Rajpal (3,750 points) jumped up a spot to #2 and, consequently, Chirag ‘Miyagi’ Sodha (3,409 points) dropped down to #3.

APT Online India Series Leaderboard Standings After Day 3

1Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh4,133
2Vinay 'vinay09' Rajpal3,750
3Chirag 'miyagi' Sodha3,409
4Bhanu 'Chennaino1' Prakash KC3,250
5Priyank 'Piko1432' Kothari2,624
6Prabhat 'comeon' Kumar2,586
7Ritwik 'Ritwikkhanna' Khanna2,527
8Rajneesh 'msdhoni' Thakur2,391
9Gautam 'M8a7' Rohilla2,357
10Rishabh 'ryuk' Malik2,261



Day 3 of the WPT Online India series featured 10 events, and nine of them crowned champions while the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal played out its third starting flight.

The trophy event of the day, the ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD WPT Tuesday Feature, saw NPS #91 Sunday Marathon champion Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal outlasting a 500-entry strong field to win the WPT trophy along with ₹5.40 Lakhs in cash prize. The win also helped Khandelwal take the top spot in the WPT Online India Mega leaderboard with 234 points.

Vishnu Khandelwal
Vishnu Khandelwal


The ranked #1 player of 2020 Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood posted two runner-up scores yesterday, collectively earning ₹4.18 Lakhs.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood


> 2nd in Adda52’s WPT Tuesday Feature for ₹3.15 Lakhs

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s APT #19 Turbo for ₹1.03 Lakhs

Gaurav Sood’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.27 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.67 Crores| Annual Winnings: ₹2.57 Crores|Annual Profits: ₹1.12 Crores | Ranked #3 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings|Ranked #2 in Annual Profits

Young Gun Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover posted four ITM scores that included three final table finishes. He earned a cumulative ₹3.21 Lakhs, crossing ₹8.50 Crores in recorded online winnings.

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover


> 3rd in Adda52’s WPT Tuesday Feature for ₹2.14 Lakhs

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s The Race for ₹54,945

> 4th in PokerStars India’s Sixth Sense for ₹44,401

> 25th in PokerBaazi’s APT#18 Megastack for ₹7,454

Arsh Grover’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.52 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.24 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.07 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹1.03 Crores | Ranked #7 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings | Ranked #4 in Annual Profit

The former Full House champion Dhinesh ‘dinzy009’ Kumar overcame the 415-entry field in the ₹8 Lakhs GTD WPT Mini 6-Max to win the lion’s share of the ₹8.30 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹2.06 Lakhs. Debapriya ‘debapriya_12345’ Manna placed runner-up for ₹1.24 Lakhs.

Dhinesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar


This happens to be Dhinesh Kumar’s seventh title win of the year and his first WPT Online title, boosting his lifetime earnings to ₹2.79 Crores (₹1.07 Crores in net profits).

Flight 3 of the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal logged in 402 entries, and after the stipulated 31 levels of play, 49 players bagged for Day 2. ‘SelfishTheist’ (446,388), ‘Bebhav’ (289,490) and Sagar ‘rajsagar32’ Raj (275,515) rounded out the top three stacks from the flight.

Sagar Raj
Sagar Raj


The 499 buy-in event has recorded 1,209 entries over three starting flights (Flight 1 – 417, Flight 2 – 390, and Flight 3 – 402) and has another 27 flights left to play.

Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar (Won WPT Classic ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.04 Lakhs), Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre (Won WPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.02 Lakhs), Mohak ‘sparkie’ Kapoor (Won WPT Hustle ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹82,356), ‘rishav2306’ (Won WPT Late Night PKO ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹75,000), Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh (Won WPT Alpha ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹71,500), Rohan aka ‘rswim’ (Won WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹42,264), and ‘goofy25’ (Won WPT Battlefield ₹1.4 Lakhs GTD for ₹35,840) won the other WPT titles on Tuesday.

Avinash Kumar
Avinash Kumar


A quick look at the WPT Online India Mega leaderboard shows the NPS #91 Sunday Marathon champion Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal sitting in pole position with 234 points. Satnam ‘LUCKYS0007’ Singh (218 points) and ‘FuckedUpLife’ (217 points) are in close pursuit in #2 and #3 positions, respectively.

WPT Online India Leaderboard Standings After Day 3

1Vishnu 'violator' Khandelwal234
2Satnam 'LUCKYS0007' Singh218
4Devrat 'Vickypune' Singh212
5Arun 'runyrules' Sriram187
6Avinash 'i_fart_you_faint' Kumar186
7Ritwik 'ritwik27' Khanna183
9Ashwin 'Ashwinvijay1399' Vijay172
10Gaurav 'gauravarod' Sood164


PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s Tuesday night headliner, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Sixth Sense, witnessed a fall in attendance as only 204 runners signed up to play (11 entries less than last week), resulting in an overlay shortfall of ₹92,000. The top 24 places got paid, and walking away with the lion`s share of the prize money was the user ‘FHIRSE’ (1st for ₹98,114), with Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares (2nd for ₹75,327) placing runner-up.

Clinton Tavares
Clinton Tavares


Clinton Tavares had quite the run last night as he went on to win the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini for ₹55,811. ‘Nikpokernoob’ placed runner-up for ₹25,147. The ₹1,375 entry buy-in event crushed its listed guarantee by ₹32,500 after recording a 186-entry field.

Clinton Tavares’ stat’s: Lifetime Winnings: ₹23.97 Lakhs|Lifetime Profit: ₹5.62 Lakhs

Rahul ‘Andarkiaag’ Thakur (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹37,339), ‘Poker_Basilisk’ (Won Ultra KO 75% ₹50K GTD for ₹16,436), ‘I am VR4Poker’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹13,852), ‘Wildshark100’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹13,170), and ‘Sakeena 9’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹9,616) won the other Tuesday marquees.

Rahul Thakur
Rahul Thakur


The other Tuesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Avinash 'i_fart_you_faint' Kumar₹1.04 LakhsWPT Classic ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Yash 'Babyshark21' Chitre₹1.02 LakhsWPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Mohak 'sparkie' Kapoor₹82,356WPT Hustle ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda5
rishav2306₹75,000WPT Late Night PKO ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Nathaniel 'ante2410' Fancon₹71,980APT#14 Hyper (4-Max) Turbo ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Aman 'karmapoker' Parakh₹71,500WPT Alpha ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Justhenuts7₹54,291Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Kalidenalii₹48,730Night Rider – DeepStack Turbo 2.10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Aditya 'KesarDa' Kesharwani₹43,480Night DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
rswim₹42,264WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
goofy25₹35,840WPT Battlefield ₹1.4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Kalidenalii₹25,478Epic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Dhanaaniya₹25,200Battlefield Tuesday ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal


WPT Unreal 1 Crore GTD – Flight 3 -Adda52

Buy-in – ₹499

Entries – 306

Re-entries – 96

Survivors – 49

Flight 3 of the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal registered 402 entries, and only 49 among them survived the day`s onslaught.

SelfishTheist’ (446,388), ’Bebhav’ (289,490), and Sagar ‘rajsagar32’ Raj (275,515) topped the end-of-day chip counts, with Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh (247,223), the #1 ranked player of the year Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia (215,952), Nitin ‘nitinrawat768’ Rawat (198,769), and Akshay ‘Powershell’ Asawa (189,941) carrying forward the day`s other top stacks.

Tallying the 807 entries from previous flights (Flight 1 – 417, Flight 2 – 390), WPT Unreal has logged in 1,209 entries so far.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Flight 3

  1. SelfishTheist – 446,388
  2. Bebhav – 289,490
  3. Sagar ‘rajsagar32’ Raj – 275,515
  4. ssssunny – 262,158
  5. Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh – 247,223
  6. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – 215,952
  7. preef – 204,740
  8. urtada – 198,799
  9. Nitin ‘nitinrawat768’ Rawat – 198,769
  10. Akshay ‘Powershell’ Asawa – 189,941


APT#17 Mini Main ₹50 Lakhs GTD – Day 1C – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 1,128

Re-entries – 281

Survivors – 171

The third and final flight of the ₹50 Lakhs GD APT#17 Mini Main, Day 1C, ran from 8 PM to 1:02 AM. And after a slow start in the first two flights, the event pulled in a whopping 1,409 participants last night, collecting a mammoth ₹60.21 Lakhs prize pool.

Only 171 runners made it across to Day 2, and users ‘abhi2129′ (387,000), ‘meluvah’ (377,000), and ‘omniknight’ (365,000) topped the surviving field.

The other notables featuring on the top 10 chip counts list included Prabhat ‘comeon’ Kumar (307,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot (305,000), Karan ‘Mahadevpoker’ Pantola (295,000), Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh (279,000), and Kritarth ‘AgentJack’ Pant (265,000).

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1C

  1. abhi2129 – 387,000
  2. meluvah – 377,000
  3. omniknight – 365,000
  4. Rocketpp – 349,000
  5. ShreyMehta – 342,000
  6. Prabhat ‘comeon’ Kumar – 307,000
  7. Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot – 305,000
  8. Karan ‘Mahadevpoker’ Pantola – 295,000
  9. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – 279,000
  10. Kritarth ‘AgentJack’ Pant – 265,000


APT#16 PLO Highroller ₹25 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 124

Re-entries – 138

Prize Pool – ₹26,20,000

Places Paid – 27

The inaugural WPT India Main Event champion Vikash ‘Mantvik’ Mantri clinched his career-first APT title (his third online title) in the ₹25 Lakhs GTD APT#16 PLO Highroller. Mantri defeated ‘shades92’ (runner-up for ₹4.33 Lakhs) heads-up to win the coveted APT trophy and ₹6.16 in prize money.

The event logged in 262 entries, posting a massive ₹26.20 Lakhs prize pool. The top 27 runners finished ITM.

The six-handed final table featured well-known regs such as Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra (3rd for ₹2.78 Lakhs), Anirban ‘pottysingh’ D Das (4th for ₹2.06 Lakhs), and Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (5th for ₹1.55 Lakhs).

Final Table Results

  1. Vikash ‘Mantvik’ Mantri – ₹6,16,486
  2. shades92 – ₹4,33,562
  3. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – ₹2,78,244
  4. Anirban ‘pottysingh’ D Das – ₹2,06,932
  5. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – ₹1,55,580
  6. dilbaghsingh – ₹1,24,664


WPT Tuesday Feature ₹22.50 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 264

Re-entries – 236

Prize Pool – ₹22,50,000

Places Paid – 55

The WPT Online trophy event of the day, the ₹22.50 Lakhs GTD WPT Tuesday Feature, registered a turnout of 500 entries, overlaying ₹2.50 Lakhs.

After firing two bullets, the NPS #91 Sunday Marathon champion Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal came out on top to win the WPT trophy and the ₹5.40 Lakhs up-top. The win pushed Khandelwal to the top of the WPT Online India Mega leaderboard standings with 234 points.

The ranked #1 player of 2020 Young Gun<