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The virtual temperatures went soaring yesterday, with Thursday bringing with it an action-packed day of MTT action headlined by the PokerBaazi Classics.
PokerBaazi user ‘intervntion’ (anonymity requested) converted a ₹825 satellite buy-in into a career-best ₹8.46 Lakhs in the PBC#8 The Summit. Mitesh Gupta placed runner-up for a site-best ₹5.93 Lakhs!
Vinayak Bajaj championed Adda52‘s Godfather for ₹5.89 Lakhs. Tuesday`s The Race winner Vinay Rajpal finished runner-up for ₹4.41 Lakhs.
Mohit Mehta came out on top in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹4.84 Lakhs. The #6 ranked player of 2021, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja, stood second for 3.22 Lakhs.
Aditya Kulkarni shipped two titles, adding ₹1.88 Lakhs in prize money. He won Adda52‘s Monster Turbo (₹1.54 Lakhs) and PokerBaazi‘s Daily Afternoon SPRINT (₹31,178).
The seasoned MTT pro Rajat Sharma championed PokerStars India`s Highroller for the seventh time last night for ₹1.87 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh banked the same ₹1.87 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of an even heads-up chop.
Akshat Sharma took down PokerBaazi’s SPRINT for ₹1.42 Lakhs beating ‘Yoanatanwar’ (2nd for ₹99,820) heads-up.
Rohan Sahni, Yuvraj Bhardwaj, Swapnil Patil, Karan Radia, Samsher Gandhi, and Harsh Dev Jhirmiria won the other marquee titles!
Here are the Thursday highlights!
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Day 5 of the PokerBaazi Classics had two events on the tap, the ₹35 Lakhs GTD PBC#8 The Summit and Day 1B of the four-flight strong ₹2 Crores GTD PBC#9 Game Changer.
The event that had both players and railbirds excited was the ₹35 Lakhs GTD PBC#8 The Summit. The ₹8,250 buy-in event brought in a reg-laden 597-entry field that helped collect a hefty ₹44.77 Lakhs prize pool (over 25% more than its advertised guarantee). After over nine-and-a-half hours of gameplay, the user ‘intervntion’ (anonymity requested) walked away with the title and a career-best ₹8.46 Lakhs. The player had won their way into the event through a ₹825 buy-in satellite. Mitesh ‘mikeknp’ Gupta came second for a site-best ₹5.93 Lakhs.
‘intervntion’s PokerBaazi`s stats: Site Winnings: ₹91.32 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹25.04 Lakhs
Kunal ‘callmeifyoucan’ Yadav (3rd for ₹3.81 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘luna’ Steves (5th for ₹2.12 Lakhs), Rumit ‘rumit’ Khade (6th for ₹1.70 Lakhs), Dishani ‘Dishvish’ Vijay (7th for ₹1.41 Lakhs), and Subhojit ‘Roysubho85’ Roy (8th for ₹1.13 Lakhs) also FT-ed PCS#8 The Summit.
The former The Big Deal winner Siddharth ‘GangnamGangi’ Gangwar FT-ed two events, banking a collective ₹2.90 Lakhs.
His FT finishes include:
> 4th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#8 The Summit for ₹2,82,530
> 5th in PokerStars India’s Ultrasonic for ₹6,992
Siddharth Gangwar’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.55 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹55.04 Lakhs
The ₹2 Crores GTD PBC#9 Game Changer played out Day 1B yesterday. The ₹5,500 buy-in event added 710 hopefuls, and 78 of them survived the day’s onslaught. Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair (530,000), PokerGuru Ambassadors Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh (382,000) and Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (359,000), Pranav ‘kratos0206’ Jain (359,000), and Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar (343,000) topped the day-end chip counts.
The PBC#9 Game Changer has registered 1,362 entries (Day 1A – 652 and Day 1B – 710) in the first two flights and needs another 2,638 participants to join the last two flights to hit the ₹2 Crores prize pool guarantee.
The ₹4 Lakhs GTD (6-Max) Sprint registered a 322-entry field, and 36 places got paid a share from the ₹6.44 Lakhs prize pool. Akshat ‘takingcuntrol’ Sharma scored the win, ending an almost eight-month-long title drought, banking ₹1.42 Lakhs in the process. ‘Yoanatanwar’ locked in the runner-up payout worth ₹99,820.
Akshat Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.05 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹51.14 Lakhs
Rising Star Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja lapped up over ₹95,239 Lakhs last night from five ITM scores (including two FT scores).
His ITM finishes include:
> 3rd in PokerBaazi‘s SPRINT 6-Max for ₹64,207
> 6th in PokerBaazi‘s Daily Night SPRINT for ₹14,089
> 12th in Spartan Poker‘s Deepstack for ₹8,152
> 15th in Adda52‘s Monster Turbo for ₹6,572
> 25th in Nighttide DST Adda for ₹2,219
Pratibh Saluja‘s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.93 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹63.64 Lakhs
Rohan ‘theoldrod’ Sahni (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹70,270), Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069’ Bhardwaj (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹50,690), ‘Siddharthsjjain’ (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹33,480), ‘iamsid2904’ (Won Evening SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹31,680), ‘Hemu0212’ (Won PLO Boost ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,790), and Harsh Dev ‘hdjharsh’ Jhirmiria (Won 5-Max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹11,601) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees.
Leading the charge on Spartan Poker was the ₹16 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday. The ₹5,500 buy-in event filled in a 483-entry field, locking in a guarantee-crushing ₹24.15 Lakhs prize pool. After almost eight hours of play, Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta came out on top to win ₹4.84 Lakhs, booking his first title victory of the year.
Mohit Mehta banked another ₹27,100 from a 15th place finish in Adda52’s Godfather, raking in ₹5.11 Lakhs in Thursday winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.89 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹82.22 Lakhs
PokerGuru Ambassadors Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (2nd for 3.22 Lakhs) and Deepankur ‘dp179’ Gupta (3rd for 2.35 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.
Ashish Ahuja finished 14th in PokerStars India’s Highroller, adding ₹16,532. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.63 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹3.7 Crores
Deepankur Gupta picked up two more scores yesterday to rake in ₹2.74 Lakhs in winnings.
His ITM finishes include:
> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹2,35,463
> 29th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#8 The Summit for ₹25,970
> 44th in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹12,195
The user ‘Vakeel.sahab’ topped a guarantee-crushing 595-entry field in the ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack and won ₹1.11 Lakhs. ‘Vipannn’ finished runner-up for ₹77,957.
‘Vakeel.sahab’`s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹22.46 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹5.55 Lakhs
‘iamraman’ (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹63,450), ‘David2000’ (Won Night Rider DeepStack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,688), and Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (Won Ultimate 4 Card PLO ₹85K GTD for ₹22,866) won the other Spartan Poker marquees!
PokerStars India`s Thursday headliner, ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller, successfully broke even as 143 participants signed up for ₹7,700, and the top 17 places got paid. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi‘ Sharma was the last player standing and won the Highroller for an impressive seventh time for ₹1,86,662 following an equal heads-up chop with PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘B00MTilt23‘ Pal Singh (2nd for ₹1,86,662).
Rajat Sharma‘s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.51 Crores
The ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack clocked in 162 entries, and the top 17 places got a share from the ₹2.02 Lakhs prize pool. Like Sharma in the Highroller, Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil too won the Deepstack title for the seventh time for ₹40,805, with ‘mr.wayne9975‘ placing runner-up for ₹29,653.
‘AP9009‘ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹21,827), ‘ukpo284‘ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹17,701), Samsher ‘santacruzsam‘ Gandhi (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹16,321), and ‘ulta_chor‘ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹13,680) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.
Adda52`s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather drew a 542-player field, generating a guarantee-smashing ₹27.10 Lakhs in the prize pool. It was nearly 5 AM when the dust settled, with the former Millionaire X5 champion Vinayak ‘bhai_on_mary_jane’ Bajaj taking down the title for a ₹5.89 Lakhs payday. Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal finished runner-up for ₹4.41 Lakhs.
Vinayak Bajaj also cashed the PBC#8 The Summit in 17th place for ₹43,432, rounding up ₹6.32 Lakhs in Thursday winnings – making him yesterday`s second-biggest winner!
His ITM finishes include:
> Won Godfather for ₹5.89 Lakhs
> 17th in PBC#8 The Summit for ₹43,432
Vinayak Bajaj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.85 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.05 Crores
The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo ran from 9.30 PM to 1.46 AM, with 254 players in contention. The ₹5.72 Lakhs prize pool was distributed among the top 27 finishers. The former APT #42 Super Highroller runner-up finisher Aditya ‘Adit11’ Kulkarni overcame the competition to win the Monster Turbo for the second time for ₹1.54 Lakhs. Wednesday’s Nighttide DST champion and Maverick runner-up finisher, Mohit Kumar ‘Betoo’ Singh, extended his hot run to a second consecutive day with a runner-up finish worth ₹90,011.
Aditya Kulkarni also took down PokerBaazi’s Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹31,178, cumulatively adding ₹1.88 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.37 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹63.29 Lakhs
‘Machine541’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,843), ‘FB-Sen-‘ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,240), ‘Deadman2601’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹14,817), ‘BABARAM55’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹12,947), ‘readiit’ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹12,824), and ‘gunrider’ (Won Morning Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹9,093) won the other Adda52 marquees.
Khelo365 user ‘Mohitk’ fired five bullets in the ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO before taking down the title for ₹11,100. ‘ParasP’ finished runner-up for ₹7,500.
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