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Harsh Bubna, Ritwik Khanna, Vivek Bajaj, Nitesh Katiyar & Sanish Chhabra Add Seven-Figure Paydays on Sunday

Harsh Bubna, Ritwik Khanna, Vivek Bajaj, Nitesh Katiyar, Sanish Chhabra
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis December 20, 2021

It was a blockbuster Sunday to ring in the holiday season! It’s been a while since we had two ₹1 Crore GTD tournaments on a Sunday, and yesterday did not disappoint. Spartan Poker’s Winter Celebration Series’ and Adda52’s ‘Series of Legends’ wrapped up in style, making for an electrifying day of MTT action!

Harsh Bubna emerged as the day`s biggest winner as he won the ₹1 Crore GTD Patni Millionaire for a personal-best ₹16.12 Lakhs, pushing his online earnings north of ₹2 Crores. rishabh52 finished runner-up for ₹11.56 Lakhs.

Rising Star Ritwik Khanna has been in stellar form lately, and last night, the 24-year-old sattied his way to victory in the Moz Roller. His ₹3,000 satellite entry returned an insane ROI, fetching him a career-best ₹15.40 Lakhs. Harsh Dembla locked in a second-place payout worth ₹9.24 Lakhs.

The NPS Golden Rush champion Vivek Bajaj added another title to his glittering resume by taking down Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore GTD WCS #95 – The Millionaire – Main Event for ₹12.08 Lakhs. He chopped the title three-way with Nitesh Katiyar (2nd for ₹10.95 Lakhs) and Sanish Chhabra (3rd for ₹10.49 Lakhs & 11th for ₹1.07 Lakhs)!

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot made it back in the spotlight after winning the WCS #92 – Sunday Superstack for ₹8.50 Lakhs. He also finishes seventh in WCS #95 – The Millionaire – Main Event for ₹2.35 Lakhs, lapping up ₹10.86 Lakhs overall!

Young Gun Anuj Yadav has been in indomitable form recently and made quite a splash last night, moving up to the #1 spot in the December leaderboard rankings. The first player to win The Millionaire thrice, Yadav shipped PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹4.22 Lakhs and raked in ₹7.55 Lakhs yesterday, after placing fourth in Spartan Poker’s WCS #92 – Sunday Superstack for ₹3.38 Lakhs.

The PokerStars India flagships were both claimed by the annual leaderboard toppers. Laksh Pal Singh was the second PokerGuru Ambassador to win a Sunday flagship title yesterday and shipped PokerStars India’s Sunday Special PKO for ₹2.87 Lakhs. Manish Lakhotia championed the Sunday Highroller for ₹2.54 Lakhs.

Himanshu Arora, Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalani, Siddharth Pandey, Mohsin Shaikh, Siddharth Gangwar, Deepkant Agarwal, Sai Ganesh Reddy, Nikhil Gutta, Vijendra Kumar Sharma, Kunal Yadav, Pranay Chawla, Rakshit Vedh, and Ganesh Durgade shipped the other Sunday majors!

Here are the Sunday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

The crowning glory of the final day of Spartan Poker`s Winter Celebrations Series – ₹1 Crore GTD WCS #95 – The Millionaire – Main Event – brought the curtains down to the inaugural series last night. The former SSS Main Event champion Vivek ‘Kill Ivey’ Bajaj was the last player standing and won the title for a jaw-dropping ₹12.08 Lakhs. He chopped the title three-way with Nitesh ‘KATIYAR11’ Katiyar (2nd for ₹10.95 Lakhs) and Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra (3rd for ₹10.49 Lakhs & 11th for ₹1.07 Lakhs).

Vivek Bajaj
Vivek Bajaj

 

Vivek Bajaj has a litany of flagship titles under his belt – including The Elite, Sunday Superstack, SSS Main Event, and NPS Golden Rush, and last night’s run helped him cross the ₹1 Crore mark in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker!

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in The Millionaire Main Event logged in 1,767 entries across five starting flights, filling in a significant ₹11.65 Lakhs in overlays. Day 2 commenced at 10 PM yesterday, with 255 players (178 unique) returning to the fray.

The inaugural INCOOP champion Sanish Chhabra scored in four more events, netting ₹12.21 Lakhs in Sunday earnings.

Sanish Chhabra
Sanish Chhabra

 

His ITM finishes include:

> 3rd and 11th in WCS #95 – The Millionaire Main Event for ₹11.56 Lakhs

> 52nd in Adda52’s Patni Millioniare for ₹27,444

> 22nd in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹17,085

> 32nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹13,065

> 17th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS SPRINT for ₹7,362

The final table of the WCS – The Millionaire – Main Event was a star-studded one, to say the least. India’s poker pioneer, Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal, fresh from his WSOP 2021 stint, came close to claiming his career-first Millionaire title and fell three places short, settling down for a fourth-place finish worth ₹4.87 Lakhs. Young Gun Devang ‘THENERDGUY’ Yadav (6th for ₹3.08 Lakhs) and the former The Prestige champion Suraj ‘MR.BEAST’ N Yadav (8th for ₹1.66 Lakhs) also FT-ed the event.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot stormed his way to the top in the ₹40 Lakhs GTD WCS#92 – Sunday Superstack and won ₹8.50 Lakhs. ‘Usbcable’ came second for ₹5.65 Lakhs. With this win, Munot ended an almost three-month-long dry spell. He also final-tabled the WCS#95 – The Millionaire – Main Event (7th for ₹2.35 Lakhs), raking in ₹10.86 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Ashish Munot
Ashish Munot

 

The ₹8 Lakhs GTD WCS#94 – Money Heist registered 799 entries and saw the mystery user ‘Abakasa’ walking away with the title and the ₹1.53 Lakhs up-top. ‘habzera’ placed second for ₹96,320.

Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh overcame a field of 985 entries in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD WCS#96 – The Punch – Value – Main Event to win the ₹94,200 top prize. ‘DONKT@RD’ finished runner-up for ₹57,300.

Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar (Won WCS#91 – Monster Stack ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹78,239), Sai ‘LemonShot’ Ganesh Reddy (Won WCS#97 – Reloaded ₹2.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹43,328), Pranay ‘CurbYour3bets’ Chawla (Won WCS#93 ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,493), and ‘111kundan’ (Won Striker ₹18K GTD for ₹4,768) shipped the other WCS titles on the last day of the series.

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar

 

After 12 days of exciting action, the WCS Feature Leaderboard standings saw Rising Star Ritwik Khanna topping the charts, and he won ₹2.50 Lakhs for his consistency. ‘NoConnection’ ranked #2 to collect ₹2 Lakhs, while the winningest player of the year, Gaurav Sood, locked in ₹1.50 Lakhs for his third-place finish.

WCS Feature Leaderboard Complete Standings

RankPlayerPrize Amount (BM)
1Ritwik 'Fisherman1997' Khanna₹2,50,000
2NoConnection₹2,00,000
3Gaurav 'mozzie17' Sood₹1,50,000
4Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha₹1,20,000
5Kanchan 'Midge Maisel' Sharma₹80,000
6Nitin 'Demogorgon' Arora₹60,000
7Ema Raducanu₹50,000
8Ankit 'Asymptote' Khattar₹40,000
9Tanmay 'Tandroid' Bhalerao₹30,000
10Mithun 'Zima Blue' Mahesh₹20,000

 

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi`s Baazi Super Sundays (BSS) events made for an eventful day of MTT action on the site! The Sunday headliner, 20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, managed to break even after pulling in 402 entrants who signed up for 5,500, and the top 45 places finished ITM. Continuing his online domination, Young Gun Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav was the last player standing and took away 4.22 Lakhs up top, with ‘happyfish’ (anonymity requested) placing runner-up for 2.95 Lakhs.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

The only player in the country to have won The Millionaire title three times, Yadav lapped up over 7.55 Lakhs in Sunday cashes as he also placed fourth in Spartan Poker’s WCS #92 – Sunday Superstack for 3.38 Lakhs.

Anuj Yadav’s online stats (on Spartan Poker and PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 6.41 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.69 Crores | Ranked #1 in the December Leaderboard Standings

The 5 lakhs GTD BSS SPRINT accumulated a guarantee smashing 6.88 Lakhs prize pool after 344 challengers coughed up the 2,200 buy-in, and the top 45 places got paid. Young Gun Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani was the last player standing and won 1.44 Lakhs, while K ‘thesword’ Chandrasekhar placed second for 1.01 Lakhs.

Siddhanth Kripalani
Siddhanth Kripalani

 

The Game Changer 3.0 champion, Siddhanth Kripalani, raked in over 1.90 Lakhs yesterday, storming into the 5 Crore Club.”

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in BSS SPRINT for 1.44 Lakhs

> 77th in Patni Millionaire for 24,153

> 17th in BSS SuperStack for 21,507

Siddhanth Kripalani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.01 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.20 Crores | Annual Winnings: 2.70 Crores | Ranked #14 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The 5 Lakhs GTD BSS MonsterStack obliterated its listed guarantee by 1.28 Lakhs on the back of 251 entrants, who ponied up the 2,750 buy-in. Racing past the competition was Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey, who won the title for 1.33 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with ‘aikansh98’ (2nd for 1.19 Lakhs).

Siddharth Pandey
Siddharth Pandey

 

Siddharth Pandey’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.49 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.16 Crores

‘nkj7240’ (Won BSS 2 Lakhs GTD for 51,060), Nikhil ‘Nikhil93’ Gutta (Won BSS Night Sprint 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 37,990), Ganesh ‘Ganesh24’ Durgade (Won PLO Daily 40K GTD for 14,270), and ‘926094’ (Won Daily 50K GTD for 10,810) took down the other Sunday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

PokerStars India

As always, the Sunday schedule on PokerStars India was headlined by the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special PKO. The ₹5,500 buy-in event filled in ₹1.10 Lakhs in overlays after signing up 278 hopefuls. After an action-packed eight hours and 39 minutes of play, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh clinched the title for ₹2.87 Lakhs (includes ₹1.52 Lakhs in bounties), with Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar placing runner-up for ₹1.57 Lakhs (includes ₹21,641 in bounties).

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

Laksh Pal Singh added another ₹11,256 from his 37th place finish in PokerBaazi’s BSS Super Stack. Last night`s win marked his second title victory for the month and his 20th this year. His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.77 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.12 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹3.75 Crores | Ranked #3 in the Annual Winnings Leaderboard | Ranked #2 in Annual Profits

Young Gun Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia (opted out of our tracking) posted three FT scores, banking a collective ₹3.10 Lakhs.

Karan Radia
Karan Radia

 

His FT finishes were:

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday SuperStack for ₹1,45,432

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special PKO for ₹96,349

> 6th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹68,662

The other Sunday flagship, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller, logged in 116 entrants, and with each of them signing up for ₹11,000, the top 15 places got a share from the ₹11.60 Lakhs prize pool. Friday’s The Weekly HighRoller champion, the Siliguri-based pro Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia, came out on top to win ₹2.54 Lakhs, collecting his 28th title of the year!

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

Manish Lakhotia`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.73 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.20 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹4.19 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹1.12 Crore | Ranked #2 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

Thursday’s Highroller champion ‘JumboJetPack’ FT-ed both of PokerStars India`s Sunday flagships, lapping up ₹2.58 Lakhs.

Their ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹1,95,686

> 6th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special PKO for ₹61,943

Seasoned MTT pro Shravan ‘lukBo$$13’ Chhabria (opted out of our tracking) FT-ed two events to make away with ₹1.57 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Shravan Chhabria
Shravan Chhabria

 

His ITM finishes include:

> 3rd in Adda52’s Crazy Cyflopse Boost for ₹1,26,155

> 9th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹31,303

Deepkant ‘flight922’ Agarwal (Won Big Bubble Rush ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹51,283), ‘solo7183’ (Won Total KO 100% ₹40K GTD for ₹27,912), Kunal ‘kunnotaguero’ Yadav (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹23,035), ‘Xbox0710’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹22,543), Rakshit ‘4betshov’ Vedh (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹18,493), and ‘whitebill9352’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹10,571) won the other Sunday marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

Adda52`s 26 Crores GTD Series of Legends” powered down last night and headlining the action on the last day of the series for the 1 Crore GTD Patni Millionaire. The event ran eight starting flights, registering a total of 1,851 players to witness an overlay shortfall of 7.45 Lakhs. A total of 192 survived through to Day 2, and since double stacks were removed, 184 unique survivors returned for the Finale at 10 PM yesterday. It took five-and-half hours for a champion to be crowned, and claiming the bragging rights was none other than Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna, who pocketed a career-best 16.12 Lakhs. With the victory, Bubna crossed 2 Crores in online winnings! The user ‘rishabh52’ finished runner-up for 11.56 Lakhs.

Harsh Bubna
Harsh Bubna

 

Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna was another player who hit several career milestones yesterday. The 24-year-old poker player converted a 3,000 satellite ticket into a career-best 15.40 Lakhs payday in the 55 Lakhs GTD Moz Roller (named after Young Gun Gaurav Sood). The 24-year-old poker pro outlasted the 183-strong field, relegating Harsh ‘BuddhaBhikari’ Dembla to a runner-up finish for 9.24 Lakhs in prize money. The 30,000 buy-in event experienced an overlay shortfall of 5.59 Lakhs.

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna

 

Ritwik Khanna also cashed the Patni Millionaire, raking in a monstrous 15.71 Lakhs in Sunday earnings. While he has jumped up to the #9 spot on the annual leaderboard rankings, Khanna also rode past the 1 Crore mark in online profits.

His top ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Moz Roller for 15.40 Lakhs

> 44th in the Patni Millionaire for 31,183

Ritwik Khanna`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.03 Crores | Annual Winnings: 2.96 Crores | Ranked #9 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The third Sunday headliner on Adda52, the 12.50 Lakhs GTD Crazy Cyflopse Boost (named after streamer Shivam Jain), brought in 479 runners, and with each of them signing up for 2,750, the site was made to fill in 64,475 in overlays. The top 53 spots got paid. Walking away with the lion`s share of the prize money was the former IOPC #135 Sunday Prime champion Himanshu ‘pirateking7’ Arora, who grabbed the top prize of 2.35 Lakhs after beating Prashant ‘prashant1703’ Pandagre (2nd for 1.72 Lakhs) heads-up. The win boosted Arora’s lifetime winnings to 2.36 Crores.

Himanshu Arora
Himanshu Arora

 

Vijendra ‘sadhu16’ Kumar Sharma (Won Ultimate DST 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 34,668), ‘Raosahib6327’ (Won Bounty Adda 50K GTD for 14,778) and ‘Ajangle215’ (Won Midnight Bash for 7,250) won the other Adda52 marquees!

 

Khelo365

Khelo365 user ‘trickett’ championed the 1 Lakh GTD Big Bang for 37,000. abiroxta secured a runner-up payday worth 25,000).

The 50K GTD, Dominator saw site regular ‘jeyguru’ taking down the title for 15,000 and jungle123 placed second for 10,500.

 

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