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As we get into the holiday mood, the online poker sites keep doling out sizzling hot action! Sundays are the most active day of the week for poker players, and yesterday did not disappoint.
Spartan Poker’s Winter Celebration Series was undoubtedly the star attraction for players, and the first of the two ₹1 Crore GTD events on the WCS schedule, i.e., WCS#40 – United, saw Dhinesh Kumar walking away with the title! The former Full House winner claimed a monstrous ₹18.16 Lakhs, the second-best payout of his online career so far after beating Yash Chitre (2nd for ₹10.38 Lakhs) heads-up.
The veteran MTT pro Sumit Sapra captured his fourth title of the year in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹4.37 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj locked in a runner-up finish worth ₹3.06 Lakhs. The former Millionaire champion, Bajaj, ran deep in two more events, netting ₹6.56 Lakhs collectively.
Sandeep Varma took down Adda52’s Nano Main Event for ₹3.81 Lakhs, following a three-way deal with Bibhu Agarwal (2nd for ₹3.17 Lakhs) and Chirag Sodha (3rd for ₹2.82 Lakhs).
Ashwin Vijay was the last player standing in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO and scored ₹3.14 Lakhs. Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi came out on top in Sunday Highroller to collect ₹2.35 Lakhs.
Joining the Sunday winner’s list was Sanish Chhabra, who shipped the WCS#39 – Mid – Main Event for ₹2.34 Lakhs. Sahil ‘imluminati777’ Babbar came second for ₹2.31 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.
Areyann Gurbaxani, Anurag Srivastava, Shravan Chhabria, Avinash Kumar, Pratik Manjrekar, Laxmi Narayan Meena, Kovid Saraswat, Dhananjay Kanaujia, PokerGuru Ambassador Rony Chowdhury, and Kunal Shalin shipped the other Sunday marquees.
Here are the Sunday highlights!
Spartan Poker`s Winter Celebration Series (WCS) had a firecracker line-up of events this past weekend, and nine of them played down to a winner yesterday!
Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar emerged as the Sunday chartbuster as he took down the ₹1 Crore GTD WCS #40 – United. The former Millionaire Lite winner trounced a 1,468-entry field to claim the lion’s share of the ₹1.02 Crores prize pool worth a ginormous ₹18.16 Lakhs.
The WCS United victory fetched Dhinesh Kumar his 15th title of the year and his second-best online score to date. His career-best finish remains the ₹25 Lakhs he won in Adda52’s Full House on August 23, 2020.
Dhinesh Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.93 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.69 Crores
Yash ‘Babyshark10’ Chitre finished runner-up for ₹10.38 Lakhs, while Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare came third for ₹7.31 Lakhs.
The inaugural IOPC Mastermind winner, Aniket Waghmare, also placed 33rd in Adda52’s Nano Highroller for ₹10,412, lapping up ₹7.42 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.
Kartikeya ‘Kartikeya123’ Yadav (4th for ₹5.39 Lakhs), Abhishek ‘TheGrinder’ Garg (7th for ₹2.45 Lakhs), along with PokerGuru Ambassadors Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (6th for ₹3.20 Lakhs) and Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha (8th for ₹1.73 Lakhs) also final-tabled WCS#40 – United.
Spartan Poker`s other Sunday marquee, ₹35 Lakhs GTD WCS#37 – Sunday Superstack, logged in 388 entries posting a ₹38.80 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘feeslop’ won the event for ₹7.77 Lakhs, while Debashis ‘dev255-pg1’ Bal came second for ₹5.17 Lakhs.
The first-ever INCOOP Main Event champion, Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra, shipped the ₹15 Lakhs GTD WCS#39 – Mid – Main Event for ₹2.34 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with Sahil ‘imluminati777’ Babbar (2nd for ₹2.31 Lakhs).
Sanish Chhabra made quite the splash last night with ₹4.62 Lakhs in Sunday earnings.
His ITM finishes include:
> 1st in Spartan Poker’s WCS #39 Mid – Main Event for ₹2,34,998
> 10th in Spartan Poker’s WCS #40 United for ₹1,80,447
> 13th in Adda52’s Adda52 Millions for ₹40,800
> 61st in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹6,250
Sanish Chhabra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.98 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.36 Crores
Areyann ‘VerbalDirrhea’ Gurbaxani had a weekend unlike any other we have seen this year – winning an incredible six events in two days! After taking down Adda52’s Nano Holdem High & Voyager and PokerBaazi’s Holdem BOOST on Saturday, he shipped Spartan Poker’s WCS#36 ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD (₹50,125) and WCS#35 ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD (₹33,225), as well as, Adda52’s Nano Fantastic Four (₹36,256) on Sunday.
In all,Gurbaxani cashed in six events yesterday, raking in ₹1.51 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹48.45 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹10.83 Lakhs
‘Zed49’ (Won WCS#34 ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹63,328), Pratik ‘LetsFlush’ Manjrekar (Won WCS#41 Reloaded ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹44,300), ‘ManAce’ (Won WCS#33 R+A ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹39,286), Kunal ‘Pokachu’ Shalin (Won WCS#38 ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹19,319), ‘maxchess’ (Won Epic ₹18K GTD for ₹5,734), ‘venom1010’ (Won Striker ₹18K GTD for ₹4,625), and ‘aceskings12’ (Won 6 Cards – PLO Epic ₹12K GTD for ₹4,080) won the other Sunday majors on Spartan Poker.
After five days of action, the #1 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood, headlines the WCS Featured Leaderboard standings with 1,513 points, followed by Young Gun Shardul ‘Caribbean Flex’ Parthasarathi (2nd with 1,361 points) and ‘d@@kudaddy’ (3rd with 1,291 points).
WCS Featured Leaderboard Standings After Day 5
|1||Gaurav 'mozzie17' Sood||1,513|
|2||Shardul 'Caribbean Flex' Parthasarathi||1,361|
|4||Mohit thejoker' Mehta||1,215|
|6||Yash 'Babyshark10' Chitre||1,181|
|7||Nitin 'Demogorgon' Arora||1,133|
|8||Anuj tittooTauji' Yadav||1,085|
PokerBaazi’s Sunday headliner, ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, registered a 435-entry field last night, making for a ₹21.75 Lakhs prize pool. MTT pro Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra came up trumps to win ₹4.37 Lakhs, scoring his fourth title this year.
Sumit Sapra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.53 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.11 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.11 Crores
PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘Vishzz’ Bajaj made three ITM finishes last night, banking a collective ₹6.56 Lakhs.
His ITM finishes include:
> 6th in Spartan Poker’s WCS#40 – United for ₹3.20 Lakhs
> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS Superstack for ₹3.06 Lakhs
> 13th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹28,794
Vishal Bajaj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.87 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.97 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.94 Crores | Ranked #8 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
Like always, PokerBaazi hosted two ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS events yesterday. The ₹2,750 buy-in BSS MonsterStack 6-Max attracted 235 entries, collecting ₹5.87 Lakhs in the prize pool. The top 27 places were guaranteed to min-cash for at least ₹4,876. After almost five hours of gameplay, the former The Millionaire Main Event champion Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava took down the title for ₹1.38 Lakhs beating Nathaniel ‘ante2410’ Fancon (2nd for ₹96,996) in the heads-up duel. Srivastava was one of the breakout winners yesterday and cashed a whopping ₹7.50 Lakhs overall!
The ₹2,200 buy-in BSS Sprint 7-Max brought in 275 participants, creating a ₹5.50 Lakhs prize pool. The long-time MTT pro Shravan ‘fishstars’ Chhabria (opted out from tracking) walked away with the title and a ₹1.21 Lakhs payday after beating Vishal ‘Bhai9’ Marwaha (2nd for ₹85,250) in heads-up play.
Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain crossed the money line in five events, collecting ₹1.47 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.
His ITM finishes include:
> 7th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller ₹54,668
> 8th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special PKO for ₹30,250
> 116th in Spartan Poker’s WCS #40 The Millionaire United for 30,006
> 7th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Sprint for ₹20,240
> 41st in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹11,745
Shagun Jain’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.42 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.65 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.15 Crores
The other title winners of the day include ‘panther193’ (Won BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹50,957), Kovid ‘fzzzyyy’ Saraswat (Won BSS Night Sprint ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹37,305), ‘agaur5’ (Won BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹32,141), and Rony ‘bisadip176’ Chowdhury (Won BSS Afternoon Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹29,158).
PokerStars India`s Sunday major, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO, successfully broke even after 307 contenders coughed up ₹5,500 to enter, and the top 34 places got paid. The former Sunday Highroller winner Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay took down the title for ₹3.14 Lakhs, with Aswin ‘aswinsajeev’ VS placing runner-up for ₹1.40 Lakhs.
Ashwin Vijay’s online stats (excluding PokerBaazi): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.46 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹39.31 Lakhs
The other Sunday flagship, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller, generated a guarantee-crushing ₹12 Lakhs prize pool as 120 challengers signed up for ₹11,000 and the top 15 places boarded the money bus. The WCS #23 The Elite champion Shardul ‘merci999’ Parthasarathi walked away with the title and the ₹2.35 Lakhs up-top, winning the event for the second time this year!
Shardul Parthasarathi’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.09 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.23 Crores
Parthasarathi chopped the Sunday Highroller title heads-up with Anurag ‘GutshotHaiBro’ Srivastava (2nd for ₹2.30 Lakhs). The former IOPC The Millionaire champion, Srivastava, raked in a whopping ₹7.50 Lakhs last night across eight ITM finishes!
His Sunday ITM finishes include:
> 3rd in Adda2’s Adda52 Millions ₹3.17 Lakhs
> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹2.30 Lakhs
> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for ₹1.38 Lakhs
> 56th & 171st in Spartan Poker’s WCS #40 United for ₹38,535 (collectively)
> 53rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹10,005
> 70th in Adda2’s Nano Main Event for ₹7,320
> 17th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SPRINT for ₹6,215
> 57th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special PKO for ₹2,500
Anurag Srivastava’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.44 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.10 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.86 Crores
Avinash ‘ficklesoul’ Kumar (Won Big Bubble Rush ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹52,824), ‘sanjbat’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹27,837), Dhananjay ‘pokersherlock13’ Kanaujia (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹29,434), and ‘solveforme’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,770) won the other Sunday marquee on PokerStars India.
The MTT action on Adda52 was action-packed, with the Sunday marquees running alongside the final day events of the ₹1 Crore GTD Nano Poker Series.
One of the day`s featured events, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions, logged in 272 runners, translating into a guarantee-crushing ₹27.20 Lakhs prize pool. The 9 PM event concluded at 5.31 AM with the mystery reg ‘Padma37’ taking down the title for ₹7.07 Lakhs – their second-best recorded finish on the site. The four-time Destiny winner Nitin ‘bigbluffs’ Arora placed runner-up for ₹4.22 Lakhs. The former Millionaire champion and last night’s BSS MonsterStack winner Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava (3rd for ₹3.17 Lakhs) also secured a podium finish.
Nitin Arora ran deep in WCS #40 United as well, earning a collective ₹4.57 Lakhs.
His top finishes include:
> 2nd in the Adda52 Millions for ₹4.22 Lakhs
> 34th in the WCS #40 – United for ₹35,658
Nitin Arora’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.24 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹89.91 Lakhs
The Nano Poker Series powered down last night and handed out eight titles! The showstopper Nano Main Event played out its Day 2 Finale from 10 PM to 4.03 AM. The 1,650 buy-in event clocked in a total of 1,849 entries across seven starting flights to collect a profitable ₹27.74 Lakhs prize pool. Day 2 began with 224 qualifiers, and circuit reg Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma outran them all to collect a personal-best (on Adda52) ₹3.81 Lakhs. He chopped the title three-way with Bibhu ‘vibhuiit17’ Agarwal (2nd for ₹3.17 Lakhs) and Chirag ‘cs56’ Sodha (3rd for ₹2.82 Lakhs).
Sandeep Varma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹33.98 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹12.54 Lakhs
The ₹15 Lakhs GTD Nano Highroller brought in 547 entrants, filling in a marginal ₹6,690 in overlays, and the top 55 places earned a share of the spoils. The event played down to a heads-up deal with ‘Indianthug’ (anonymity requested) grabbing the title for a top prize of ₹2.42 Lakhs. The 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin ‘kornkif’ Labroo came second for ₹2.40 Lakhs.
‘Ishaan3’ (Won Nano DST ₹2.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹45,533), Laxmi Narayan ‘Godfather7’ Meena (Won Nano Monster Turbo ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,602), Areyann ‘paisenkalbc’ Gurbaxani (Won Nano Fantastic Four ₹2 Lakh GTD for ₹36,256), ‘slayer1235’ (Won Nano Sunday Blast ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,500), ‘checkthat’ (Won Sunday Night PLO for ₹26,836), ‘Shubpinku’ (Won Sunday Bounty for ₹25,620) and ‘Devil1st’ (Won Nano Battleship ₹30K GTD for ₹8,700) won the other Sunday marquees on Adda52.
Khelo365 user ‘AAsKKs’ took down the ₹1 Lakh GTD The Big Bang for ₹37,000. ‘Bikram001’ placed second for ₹25,000.
The ₹50K GTD Dominator was taken down by ‘Legends7,’ who won ₹15,000 in first-place prize money. The user ‘Teka’ finished runner-up for ₹10,000.
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