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Daily Majors: Vishal Bajaj, Harshad Barve, Haider Madraswala & Manish Lakhotia Fire Up Top Scores in the Tuesday Flagships

Daily Majors: Vishal Bajaj, Harshad Barve, Haider Madraswala & Manish Lakhotia
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  • Arpit Jain October 19, 2022
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As always, the Tuesday attendance outdid the Monday turnouts, but it’s going to be a relatively dull week on the virtual felts, with Diwali home games and celebrations keeping many regs away from the action!

Speaking of the Tuesday chartbusters, PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj made a grand return to the winner’s circle by banking the day’s single-largest score! Last month’s ITM Blizzard champion, Bajaj, nailed Spartan’s Tuesday High Roller for ₹3.63 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Sanket Arora (2nd for ₹3.46 Lakhs).

Well-known circuit reg Harshad Barve won the other Spartan Poker flagship, Mega Stack, for the second time this year for ₹3.26 Lakhs, picking up his first title in over a month. Young Gun Kanchan Sharma collected ₹2.19 Lakhs as the runner-up and added an impressive ₹3.45 Lakhs across four deep runs!

Haider Madraswala ended a four-month dry spell last night after taking down Adda52’s The Mint for ₹2.96 Lakhs. He chopped the title heads-up with Vishal Krishna (2nd for ₹2.61 Lakhs).

The Siliguri-based pro Manish Lakhotia came out on top in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour, winning the Tuesday headliner for the third time for ₹2.31 Lakhs and hitting a significant career milestone – becoming the fifth player on our tracked database to cross ₹12 Crores in online winnings! Fayaz Ahmad Akhoon collected ₹1.53 Lakhs in second place.

PokerStars India loyalist ‘GudThimma’ nailed the Bounty Builder HR for ₹2.30 Lakhs, denying PokerGuru Ambassador Advait Rajguru (opted out of our tracking) (2nd for ₹1.92 Lakhs) the title in heads-up play.

The former AOPS Main Event runner-up finisher, Avneesh Munjal, made away with over ₹1.77 Lakhs last night across four deep runs; most prominently shipping PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1.31 Lakhs (his maiden title of 2022).

Rising Star Pratibh Saluja, Young Gun Karan Radia, Yash Chitre, Kashish Sachdev, Vishal Ojha, Amit Jaiswal, Biplob Rana, and Abhinav Menon were Tuesday`s other prominent winners.

Here are the Tuesday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Tuesday High Roller (6-Max) – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 83

Re-entries – 31

Rebuys – 54

Prize Pool – ₹16,80,000

Places Paid – 17

The new screen name ‘SimSlave’ proved to be lucky for PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj (opted out of our tracking), who overcame a 168-player field full of regs in Spartan Poker`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Tuesday High Roller, winning the headliner for ₹3.63 Lakhs, playing just their 32nd tournament on the new ID.

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj

 

Monday’s DeepStack Turbo finalist, Sanket ‘GentleMonster’ Arora, chasing his first online title in over four months, pocketed ₹3.46 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Sanket Arora
Sanket Arora

 

Sanket Arora’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.41 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.20 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4

The #1 ranked player of the year, Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (3rd for ₹1.86 Lakhs) and Sumit ‘Toin Coss’ Sapra (4th for ₹1.54 Lakhs) were the other top regs who FT-ed the 6-max Tuesday High Roller!

Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (7th for ₹74,760), Amrit ‘PinealOptics49’ Bisoyi (9th for ₹42,000), last night`s Bounty Builder HR runner-up finisher PokerGuru Ambassador Advait ‘Rattler$’ Rajguru (10th for ₹34,440), Aditya ‘Ben K Rolle’ Singh (11th for ₹34,440), Mega Stack runner-up finisher, Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (13th for ₹30,240), PokerGuru Ambassador Faiz ‘SoJaoBhaiya’ Alam (14th for ₹27,720), Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani (15th for ₹27,720), DCS High Leaderboard topper Buhr ‘C@rnage’ Advirkar (16th for ₹26,376), and Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (17th for ₹26,376) also cashed the Tuesday High Roller.

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘SimSlave’ Bajaj – ₹3,62,748*
  2. Sanket ‘GentleMonster’ Arora – ₹3,45,540*
  3. Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹1,85,640
  4. Sumit ‘Toin Coss’ Sapra – ₹1,53,720
  5. KAKAROT98$ – ₹1,23,984
  6. mukuw – ₹97,776

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Mega Stack – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 181

Re-entries – 75

Rebuys – 129

Prize Pool – ₹15,40,000

Places Paid – 31

The long-time reg Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve trampled past a stacked 385-entry field in Spartan Poker’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack, winning the Tuesday flagship for the second time this year for ₹3.26 Lakhs (his first title in over a month). Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma collected ₹2.19 Lakhs as the runner-up.

Harshad Barve
Harshad Barve

 

Harshad Barve`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.11 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹34.17 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #8

Kanchan Sharma pulled out a firecracker Tuesday run, raking in almost ₹3.45 Lakhs across four deep runs in flagship tournaments across sites!

Kanchan Sharma
Kanchan Sharma

 

Her Tuesday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹2,19,296

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹55,580

> 7th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹40,217

> 13th in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller for ₹30,240

Kanchan Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.08 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.21 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #9

Final Table Results

  1. Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve – ₹3,25,710
  2. Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma – ₹2,19,296
  3. Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani – ₹1,54,616
  4. Shakti ‘Allineveryone’ Soni – ₹1,25,356
  5. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – ₹99,176
  6. David2000 – ₹75,306
  7. ardneran1 – ₹54,978
  8. kelvinkean3 – ₹40,194

 

The Race – ₹3 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 105

Re-entries – 38

Rebuys – 64

Prize Pool – ₹3,10,500

Places Paid – 20

The MTT crusher based in London, Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (opted out of our tracking), raced past the 206 competitors in Spartan Poker`s ₹3 Lakhs GTD The Race, winning the 9:30 PM tournament for ₹74,520. Last night`s win is his first recorded title victory this month and at least his 33rd title of the year.

Karan Radia
Karan Radia

 

The Mega Stack finalist ‘David2000’ collected ₹50,612 in second place.

The former AOPS Main Event runner-up finisher, Avneesh ‘IamAM’ Munjal, collected ₹33,379 in third place and earned over ₹1.77 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings on the back of four ITM finishes. Munjal also claimed his first title of the year after PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for almost ₹1.31 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – ₹74,520
  2. David2000 – ₹50,612
  3. Avneesh ‘IamAM’ Munjal – ₹33,379
  4. sarryu – ₹27,572
  5. sunrunner – ₹22,139
  6. bootmaker – ₹17,357
  7. Amit ‘Kavipri 2.0’ Gehani – ₹13,010
  8. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – ₹9,626

 

The mystery user ‘GrGambler’ went on a title-winning spree on Spartan Poker, taking down the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Night Rider (₹43,200) and the ₹1 Lakh GTD Chip Up (₹20,050), netting ₹63,250 through the two wins.

‘Arjunb1998’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for ₹28,965), Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultra PLO for ₹26,176), and ‘rohithan’ (Won ₹50K GTD The Centurion for ₹8,105) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

Pocket52

Pocket Jacks – 2.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,450

Entries – 117

Re-entries – 67

Prize Pool – 2,50,000

Places Paid – 27

Pocket52 network user ‘Catfish’ ran past a 184-player field in the 2.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Jacks to win 51,875. ‘chhiku’ came second for 38,750.

Final Table Results

  1. Catfish – 51,875
  2. chhiku – 38,750
  3. Salazar – 27,500
  4. Cholas – 17,500
  5. Raju21 – 13,125
  6. Janani ‘Khapa’ Ghosh – 10,000

 

‘Florida01’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Pocket Tanks for 23,000), ‘sandy08’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Pocket Brunch for 21,000), ‘Mixon’ (Won 65K GTD Pocket Snacks for 13,650) and ‘Auraiya’ (Won 50K GTD Pocket Squares for 11,500), won the other Pocket52 marquees.

 

PokerDangal

PLO 6 Booster Tuesday – 1 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – 660

Entries – 84

Rebuys – 51

Prize Pool – 1,00,000

Places Paid – 23

‘Paperplane’ outdid a 135-player field in PokerDangal’s 1 Lakh GTD PLO 6 Booster Tuesday, netting 21,000 in first-place prize money.

The user ‘Pheqwe’ posting a runner-up finish in the site`s marquee for the second day in a row, took home 15,500.

Final Table Results

  1. Paperplane – 21,000
  2. Pheqwe – 15,500
  3. bigbang – 11,750
  4. Locknkey – 9,000
  5. Pokers111 – 6,750
  6. Ramukaka – 5,000

 

 

PokerBaazi

The Endeavour – ₹12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 206

Re-entries – 191

Prize Pool – ₹13,89,500

Places Paid – 49

Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia makes the Tuesday cover on the back of his scintillating run in PokerBaazi’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Endeavour. The Siliguri-based pro, who finished #2 in the 2021 annual charts, has kept a relatively low profile this year but came out charging last night, shipping the Tuesday headliner for the third time for ₹2.31 Lakhs, ending a two-month-long dry spell.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

The Tuesday score has made Lakhotia the fifth player on our tracked database to cross ₹12 Crores in online winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.34 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #12 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.22 Crores

Fayaz ‘Jorach’ Ahmad Akhoon (2nd for ₹1.53 Lakhs) and Neeraj ‘neeraj2828’ Bajaj (3rd for ₹1.18 Lakhs) locked in the other top finishes in The Endeavour.

The ₹3,850 buy-in The Endeavour logged in a 397-entry field, generating a guarantee-crushing ₹13.89 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹2,31,352
  2. Fayaz ‘Jorach’ Ahmad Akhoon – ₹1,52,845
  3. Neeraj ‘neeraj2828’ Bajaj – ₹1,18,108
  4. bungakat – ₹97,265
  5. Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja – ₹83,370
  6. Varunn ‘Varunn’ Gaala – ₹69,475
  7. Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma – ₹55,580
  8. Vaibhav ‘BeBoT’ Sharma – ₹41,685

 

Daily Value Boost – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 467

Re-entries – 359

Prize Pool – ₹10,32,500

Places Paid – 131

Active for only two months, the user ‘KhanDx’ raced past an 826-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Daily Value Boost, clinching their maiden title on the site and a personal-best ₹1.50 Lakhs. And even better, they won their way into the 7:30 PM flagship through a ₹132 buy-in satellite.

A heads-up deal ensured Nandan ‘ragemonster’ Pugalia an equally impressive ₹1.46 Lakhs in second place.

Nandan Pugalia
Nandan Pugalia

 

‘KhanDx’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹2.04 Lakhs | Site Profits: ~₹1.50 Lakhs| Titles Won: #1

Final Table Results

  1. KhanDx – ₹1,49,570*
  2. Nandan ‘ragemonster’ Pugalia – ₹1,45,932*
  3. Rohit ‘rohit22rm’ Mishra – ₹84,562
  4. Anil1986 – ₹58,853
  5. Aditya ‘gooner67’ Singh Punn – ₹41,094
  6. Roshan ‘roshang60’ Gurbuxani – ₹28,704
  7. Unmesh – ₹19,927
  8. Playcool – ₹13,836

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 252

Re-entries – 181

Prize Pool – ₹6,49,500

Places Paid – 54

It hasn’t exactly been the best year on the digital felts for Avneesh ‘iamam’ Munjal, but his Tuesday grind stood out. The former AOPS Main Event runner-up finisher made away with over ₹1.77 Lakhs in total winnings last night, including PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT title (his maiden title of 2022).

Avneesh Munjal
Avneesh Munjal

 

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1,30,550

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s The Race for ₹33,379

> 30th in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹11,116

> 24th in Adda52’s Voyager for ₹2,367

Avneesh Munjal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.26 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹66.63 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1 | Annual Winnings: ₹59.68 Lakhs

Young Gun Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta fell one place short of taking down the 9 PM marquee for the second time this year, netting ₹91,515 in second place.

Anmol Mehta
Anmol Mehta

 

The IOPC January 2022 – Blaze runner-up finisher Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik accumulated ₹1.06 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings through two FT finishes, which include:

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹58,845

> 8th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹47,055

Amit Kaushik’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.17 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.54 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.07 Crores

The ₹1,650 buy-in (7-Max) SPRINT attracted 433 runners, filling in almost ₹6.50 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Avneesh ‘iamam’ Munjal – ₹1,30,550
  2. Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta – ₹91,515
  3. Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik – ₹58,845
  4. RPat007 – ₹43,517
  5. Aman ‘aceskings4’ Chauhan – ₹32,670
  6. pikapikachu – ₹26,175
  7. Chandan ‘Darkfish’ Arora – ₹21,823

 

(7-Max) Afternoon Boost ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 123

Re-entries – 97

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 41

On Saturday, Rising Star Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja came second in two Diwali Celebration Series marquees. The 26-year-old poker pro made up for those near misses yesterday by ransacking a 220-strong field in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Afternoon Boost, winning the 2 PM marquee for ₹80,000. ‘abhi3298’ finished runner-up for ₹62,950.

Pratibh Saluja
Pratibh Saluja

 

Pratibh Saluja’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.45 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹82.10 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

The former ATOC Mini Main Event champion Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover came out all guns firing on PokerBaazi yesterday, pulling out four FT finishes for ₹95,420 in Tuesday winnings.

Surbhit Grover
Surbhit Grover

 

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s Midnight SPRINT for ₹45,497

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Afternoon Boost for ₹15,900

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹22,191

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Morning SPRINT for ₹11,832

Srubhit Grover`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.88 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.21 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #9

The 2 PM tournament recorded an overlay shortfall of ₹60,000, and the top 41 finishers benefitted from the value on offer.

Final Table Results

  1. Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja – ₹80,000
  2. abhi3298 – ₹62,950
  3. Vishal ‘ishael’ Swami – ₹47,600
  4. Shohini – ₹37,350
  5. tumpa650 – ₹27,100
  6. shako – ₹19,650
  7. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – ₹15,900

Kashish ‘Kashish177’ Sachdev (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Midnight SPRINT for ₹62,782), ‘Anmolarora94’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for ₹43,155), Monday`s top scorer Vishal ‘Darky’ Ojha (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹35,213), Amit ‘walker90’ Jaiswal (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO5 BOOST for ₹30,131), ‘Malchi’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Morning SPRINT for ₹25,933), ‘trpt1992’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD 7-Max SPRINT for ₹25,888), and ‘bigusdikus’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹24,703) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Bounty Builder HR – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 64

Re-entries – 34

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 11

PokerStars India loyalist ‘GudThimma’ outplayed the 98-player field in the site`s Tuesday headliner, ₹10 Lakhs GTD Bounty Builder HR, to collect ₹2.30 Lakhs (₹93,078 in bounties), crossing ₹10 Lakhs in recorded winnings on the site (₹11.80 Lakhs in site winnings).

Last Monday’s SPRINT runner-up finisher, PokerGuru Ambassador Advait ‘ronaldinh18’ Rajguru (opted out of our tracking), finished runner-up for ₹1.92 Lakhs (₹55,453 in bounties).

Advait Rajguru
Advait Rajguru

 

The ₹7,700 buy-in Bounty Builder HR recorded a glaring ₹3.14 Lakhs overlay shortfall, and the top 11 finishers took a bite out of the terrific value added by the site.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. GudThimma – ₹2,29,625
  2. Advait ‘ronaldinh18’ Rajguru – ₹1,92,000
  3. $00th$ayer – ₹145,608
  4. garima14 – ₹78,037
  5. Laksh Pal ‘B00MTilt23’ Singh – ₹58,517
  6. Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma – ₹63,086
  7. Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma – ₹40,217
  8. Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik – ₹47,055
  9. Niraj ‘Niraj2401’ Munka – ₹23,122

 

IMR444’ (Won ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini for ₹34,801), ‘sanjbat’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for ₹23,417), ‘AcesvsKings3107’ (Won ₹50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for ₹12,146), ‘shubhvani1030’ (Won ₹50K GTD Primetime Grind for ₹11,845), and ‘singhbatu07’ (Won ₹50K GTD Deepstack for ₹11,801) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

The Mint – ₹14 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 195

Re-entries – 195