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Daily Majors: Shardul Parthasarathi, Gaurav Sood, Sameer Paranjape & Amit Kaushik Seize the Wednesday Flagship Titles

Daily Majors - Shardul Parthasarathi, Gaurav Sood, Sameer Paranjpe and Amit Kaushik
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  • Namita Ghosh April 15, 2021
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Wednesday witnessed a re-run of the usual weekly marquees, and most of the day`s headline events crushed their guarantees.

Young Gun`s were the standout winners, with two of them shipping flagship titles. Shardul Parthasarathi added a Destiny title to his glittering poker resume, banking ₹6.98 Lakhs to become the day`s top scorer. Another Young Gun, Gaurav Sood, picked up a ₹3.80 Lakhs payday in the Maverick to climb up to #4 in the annual leaderboard standings.

Sameer Paranjape, Amit Kaushik, Valsalya Rao, and Armaan Kochhar featured among the other big winners on Wednesday.

Here’s a quick recap of the day`s highlights!


Spartan Poker

Wednesdays on Spartan Poker are synonymous with Destiny. The Wednesday headliner ran with a ₹23 Lakhs prize pool guarantee last night and handed out ₹26.85 Lakhs in cash prizes after registering 537 runners. The 8 PM tourney went on until 3.35 AM today before Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi rode his stack to the finish line, winning ₹6.98 Lakhs. Darshankumar ILLUMINATI78’ Savani (runner-up for ₹4.29 Lakhs) and two-time Millionaire champion Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal (3rd for ₹2.48 Lakhs) rounded out the podium finishers in the tourney.

Ranked among the top 15 winners on the annual leaderboard, Shardul Parthasarathi finally added the missing Destiny title to his long list of poker accolades. He currently boasts of over ₹93.50 Lakhs in annual earnings and ₹3.42+ Crores in lifetime winnings.

Shardul Parthasarathi


The second of the two “Daily Poker Marathon” Wednesday marquees, the ₹5.50 Lakhs Wednesday Vibes, logged in 384 entries to collect a ₹5.76 Lakhs prize pool. Sameer ‘Falcon_Prince’ Paranjape walked away as the eventual champion to bank his second-best career finish worth ₹1.02 Lakhs. ‘vaji’ placed second for ₹89,025.

Sameer Paranjape
Sameer Paranjape


Day 3 of the Ultimate Value Series (UVS) was all about 6-Max events. The featured UVS tourney of the day, the ₹5.25 Lakhs GTD UVS #18, was taken down by ‘denoi,’ who ran past a 585-entry field to collect ₹1.02 Lakhs. Saurabh Shade45’ Barwa finished runner-up for ₹64,760.

Vatsalya ‘TooEasy’ Rao made two deep runs last night, finishing third both times, earned a collective ₹1.26 Lakhs (₹73.93 Lakhs in lifetime earnings).

> 3rd in the Wednesday Vibes for ₹56,160

> 3rd in the La Luna for ₹49,485

Vatsalya Rao


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s 7:30 PM Wednesday marquee, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars, locked in 233 entries last night, overlaying ₹86,891. Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik was the last player standing and won ₹96,614. PokerStars India regular ‘Mr.Blackeh’ placed runner-up for ₹74,241.

This happens to be Amit Kaushik’s ninth MTT victory this year and comes after a 42-day long title drought. His last recorded title-win before this dates back to March 3, when he shipped the ₹5.50 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes for ₹1.26 Lakhs. Kaushik currently sits on ₹98.09 Lakhs in lifetime winnings and should be making it across the ₹1 Crore mark soon.

Amit Kaushik


Site regular Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar was another prominent winner on Wednesday. He toppled a field of 159 entries in the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush to win ₹39,315 (₹22,102 in bounties). The mystery user ‘041195’ finished runner-up for ₹31,065 (₹13,852 in bounties). The site filled in ₹16,000 in overlays.

Ram Kakkar



PokerBaazi`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride registered a starting field of 292 entries that helped generate ₹10.22 Lakhs in prize money. The 8 PM tourney took over six hours to play down to a winner, with 23-year old Delhi-based player Tanay tannycruzHegde walking away with the title and a ₹2.26 Lakhs cash prize. PokerBaazi reg ‘Macchi’ finished runner-up for ₹1.58 Lakhs.

Tanay Hegde
Tanay Hegde


PokerStars India`s “Star of the Month” – February Armaan ‘Armaan007′ Kochhar placed third for ₹1.02 Lakhs. Kochhar cashed out in four more events to earn a collective ₹1.18 Lakhs, improving his lifetime tally to ₹4.11 Crore.

Armaan Kochhar


Deep ‘ChristopherCoke’ Patel navigated his way across the 222-player field in the ₹1.5 Lakh GTD Holdem BOOST to win the ₹52,240, with ‘Parakhprateek’ placing second for ₹36,650.

Deep Patel



Adda52’s Wednesday headliner, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick, attracted 669 entries generating a prize pool worth ₹15.21 Lakhs. The top-ranked player of 2020, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood pushed his way past the competition to win the Maverick title for a second time for ₹3.80 Lakhs. Karan iamaluksack’ Jain )runner-up for ₹2.20 Lakhs), and Monday’s ReCharge champion Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover (3rd for ₹1.49 Lakhs) rounded out the top-three finishers in the tourney.

The Maverick happens to be the 11th tourney title for Gaurav Sood this year. The six-figure score has pushed him up above PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha at #4 in the annual leaderboard rankings. His lifetime winnings have also crossed ₹7.90 Crore after last night`s win.

Gaurav Sood


Starting 90 minutes after the Maverick was the La Luna. The tourney offered a ₹4 Lakhs prize pool guarantee at an entry price of ₹1,800, and with 259 registrations; it collected a prize pool worth ₹4.24 Lakhs. ‘kaamkaro’ proved the last player standing and won ₹1.10 Lakhs after defeating Saurabh newkidintown’ Arora (runner-up for ₹65,838) in heads-up play.

The other Wednesday winners are:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
kaamkaro₹1.10 LakhsLa Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
future of me₹60,912Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Deep 'ChristopherCoke' Patel₹52,2406-Max Holdem Boost ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
ancientkj₹48,870Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ram 'TheLagLawyer' Kakkar₹39,315Big Bubble Rush ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Kriti 'ironlady' Kuksal₹30,565Mega Freeze ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
ratishharsha1₹28,330Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Amei₹28,150PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Skdoc₹28,150Wednesday PLO ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
getsetgo666₹12,785Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
Alexcy 'JonGregor' Newmai₹11,5006 Feet Under Deepstack PLO ₹25K GTDKhelo365
acedealer₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365

PLEASE NOTE: Today being a holiday in our state, a detailed version of this report will not be published.

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