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Daily Majors: Vinayak Bajaj, Mitesh Gupta, Mohit Mehta, Aditya Kulkarni & Rajat Sharma Shine in the Thursday Flagships

Vinayak Bajaj, Mitesh Gupta, Mohit Mehta, Aditya Kulkarni, Rajat Sharma
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  • RUPAM THAKUR January 7, 2022
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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 Adda52s 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 Adda52s Monster Turbo (1.54 Lakhs) and PokerBaazis 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.

Runner-up Mitesh Gupta
Runner-up Mitesh Gupta


‘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.

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar


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.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh


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
Akshat Sharma


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).

Pratibh Saluja
Pratibh Saluja


His ITM finishes include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazis SPRINT 6-Max for 64,207

> 6th in PokerBaazis Daily Night SPRINT for 14,089

> 12th in Spartan Pokers Deepstack for 8,152

> 15th in Adda52s 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.


Spartan Poker

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
Mohit Mehta


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.

Runner-up Ashish Ahuja
Runner-up Ashish Ahuja


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.

Deepankur Gupta
Deepankur Gupta


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

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
Rajat Sharma


Rajat Sharmas 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.

Swapnil Patil
Swapnil Patil


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
Vinayak Bajaj


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
Aditya Kulkarni


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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