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Laksh Pal Singh, Nitin Arora, Shagun Jain, Ankit Wadhawan & Gaurav Sood Reign Supreme on the Final Sunday of the Year

Laksh Pal Singh, Nitin Arora, Shagun Jain, Ankit Wadhawan, Gaurav Sood
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis December 27, 2021
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Yes, folks! The final Sunday of the year is now in the books. While the MTT players are all eagerly waiting for the 12th edition of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) to commence, let`s take a look at Sunday`s top winners!

The day’s biggest winner turned out to be PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, who shipped Adda52’s Roller Coaster for an impressive ₹5.95 Lakhs. This was the former IOPC The Crown winner’s third title win of December.

The four-time Destiny champion Nitin Arora emerged victorious in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack, locking in a ₹5.89 Lakhs payday. He scored in three more events yesterday, resulting in ₹6.36 Lakhs in cumulative earnings.

The former Grand Mega Suits winner Shagun Jain won Adda52’s Carousel for ₹4.47 Lakhs, while seasoned pro Jasven Saigal came second for ₹2.71 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan took down PokerStars India`s Sunday Special PKO for ₹3.42 Lakhs. Meanwhile, the winningest player in the country, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, was the last player standing in the Sunday Highroller for ₹2.39 Lakhs.

Aikansh Ghusinga, Raghav Ananth, Kritika Sharma, Adarsh Subham, Rising Star Pratibh Saluja, Gopal Bajaj, Rachit Soni, Partho Datta, and Tejas Kadam were the other noteworthy Sunday winners.

Here are the Sunday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

With the Winter Celebrations Series (WCS) now in the books and the 12th Edition of the IOPC yet to begin, the last few days of the year are going to be filled by the regular MTTs on Spartan Poker.

Headlining the action on a lazy Sunday was the ₹30 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack (IOPC Bubble) that registered 330 entries, posting a ₹33 Lakhs prize pool. The four-time Destiny champion Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora topped the field to claim the ₹5.89 Lakhs top prize, while Harsh ‘aaja maal phuka’ Dembla secured the runner-up payout worth ₹5.78 Lakhs, following a heads-up chop.

Nitin Arora
Nitin Arora

 

Nitin Arora scored in a total of four events last night, raking in ₹6.36 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s Sunday Superstack for ₹5.89 Lakhs

> 15th in Adda52’s Roller Coaster for ₹26,750

> 25th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹14,197

> 43rd in Adda52’s Gravitron for ₹6,775

Nitin Arora online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.40 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹97.26 Lakhs

Shashank Jain money-bubbled the Sunday Superstack in 32nd place to win a free ticket to the ₹50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#22 Sunday Prime. The event starts at 8 PM on January 23.

Shashank Jain
Shashank Jain

 

Raghav ‘Mr. Bean’ Ananth raced past the 799-entry field in the ₹6 Lakhs GTD Money Heist to clinch the lion’s share of the ₹6.28 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹1.21 Lakhs. ‘Shinu22’ finished runner-up for ₹77,256.

Raghav Ananth
Raghav Ananth

 

Raghav Ananth raked in ₹1.41 Lakhs overall last night on the back of three cashes. His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s Money Heist for ₹1.21 Lakhs

> 16th in Adda52’s Gravitron for ₹10,089

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s BSS ₹2 Lakhs for ₹9,878

Kritika ‘bobdebuilder’ Sharma took down the ₹3.25 Lakhs GTD Sunday Monster Stack for ₹78,469.

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi’s Sunday headliner, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, logged in a 390-entry field, experiencing an overlay shortfall worth ₹50,000. The online reg ‘bencb789’ (anonymity requested) championed the event for the second time this year for ₹4.20 Lakhs beating Yash ‘Riraizer’ Chitre (2nd for ₹2.94 Lakhs) in heads-up play. They had won the BSS SuperStack event for the first time in October for ₹3.29 Lakhs.

Runner-up Yash Chitre
Runner-up Yash Chitre

 

‘bencb789’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹52.49 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹12.96 Lakhs

The former IOPC The Millionaire Main Event champion Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava FT-ed two events for a total Sunday take-home worth ₹1.16 Lakhs.

Anurag Srivastava
Anurag Srivastava

 

His FT finishes include:

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹84,000

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for ₹32,155

Anurag Srivastava’s Online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.59 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.14 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.94 Crores

PokerBaazi user ‘Navneet78’ had an incredible run yesterday. They finished ITM in five PokerBaazi events, including a title win and three other FT finishes, banking a collective ₹2.79 Lakhs.

Their ITM finishes include:

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Superstack for ₹1.40 Lakhs

> 1st in BSS for ₹59,296

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for ₹57,879

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS Kickoff for ₹16,490

> 24th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SPRINT for ₹5,579

‘Navneet78’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹17.23 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹3.86 Lakhs

The two ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS events were both a grand success. The ₹2,750 buy-in BSS MonsterStack 6-Max attracted 218 entries, collecting a ₹5.45 Lakhs prize pool. The top 27 places were guaranteed a min-cash of at least ₹4,524. After almost five hours of playing, Aikansh ‘aikansh98’ Ghusinga championed the event for a site-best ₹1.28 Lakhs. Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari finished runner-up for ₹89,980.

Runner-up Priyank Kothari
Runner-up Priyank Kothari

 

Aikansh Ghusinga’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹11.78 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹1.99 Lakhs

The ₹2,200 buy-in BSS Sprint 7-Max pulled in 317 entries, creating a ₹6.34 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘bagdadi345’ took down the event for a site-best ₹1.08 Lakhs after striking a three-way deal with Ajay ‘Ajaysharawat’ Sharawat (2nd for ₹99,899) and Rehmat ‘seinfeld’ Singh Walia (3rd for ₹93,812).

‘bagdadi345’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹4.13 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹86,056

Rehmat ‘seinfeld’ Singh Walia crossed the money line in three events, collecting ₹1.22 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Rehmat Walia
Rehmat Walia

 

His ITM finishes include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SPRINT for ₹93,812

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Night SPRINT for ₹24,694

> 9th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Afternoon SPRINT for ₹3,105

Rehmat Singh Walia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹36.83 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.85 Lakhs

‘funkin’ (Won BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹36,645), ‘lucifer4820’ (Won BSS Night Sprint ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,983), and ‘kokilong’ (Won BSS Afternoon Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,760) championed the other PokerBaazi marquees!

 

PokerStars India

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan was the last player standing in PokerStars India’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO and banked a winner’s paycheque worth ₹3.42 Lakhs.

Ankit Wadhawan
Ankit Wadhawan

 

This was Anikit Wadhwan’s 14th title win of 2021, and he ended up netting ₹4.86 Lakhs in Sunday earnings on the back of four ITM finishes.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹3,41,505

> 5th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹83,511

> 16th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹43,890

> 17th in Adda52’s Carousel for ₹18,044

Ankit Wadhawan’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.94 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.87 Crores | Ranked #4 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The Sunday Special PKO locked in 255 entries, suffering a ₹2.25 Lakhs overlay. ‘rasik1307’ (2nd for ₹1.64 Lakhs) & Wadhawan’s stablemate Deepankur ‘dp8218’ Gupta (3rd for ₹1.14 Lakhs) secured podium finishes!

The other Sunday flagship on PokerStars India, ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller, gathered 99 participants, falling one entry short of breaking even. Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood, the winningest player of the year, is hell-bent on not giving anyone room to overtake him in the annual rankings. He took down the Sunday Highroller for an incredible fourth time this year, scoring ₹2.39 Lakhs.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

After scoring in four events, Gaurav Sood locked in ₹3.06 Lakhs in cumulative winnings. His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹2,38,966

> 23rd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹35,640

> 14th in Adda52’s Roller Coaster for ₹26,750

> 65th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹5,000

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.82 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹4.43 Crores | Ranked #1 in Annual Winnings & Profits

Bharat ‘MojoJojo2193’ Vasan finished runner-up for ₹1.84 Lakhs, accumulating ₹2.04 Lakhs in overall winnings on the back of three ITM finishes.

Bharat Vasan
Bharat Vasan

 

Adarsh ‘Subham007’ Subham (Won Big Bubble Rush ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹48,925), Gopal ‘MrBigSlick139’ Bajaj (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹29,434), ‘muttonmm’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹28,435), Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹15,792), and Tejas ‘fookerpoker’ Kadam (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,188) shipped the other Sunday marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

 

Adda52 flagged off the New Year Carnival yesterday, guaranteeing 1.68 Crores in winnings with free Goa packages as an added attraction. Day 1 saw three feature tourneys run course, and the biggest draw was the 20 Lakhs GTD Roller Coaster. The 10,999 buy-in event drew 214 players to generate a 21.40 Lakhs prize pool. Making his way to the top following nine hours of play was the #3 ranked player of the year, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh. The 25-year-old MTT pro took down the event for 5.95 Lakhs after beating ‘Chidu’ (2nd for 3.48 Lakhs) heads-up.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

Laksh Pal Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.83 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 4.10 Crores | Annual Winnings: 4.47 Crores | Titles Won in 2021: #21 | Ranked #3 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings | Ranked #2 in Annual Profits

Gautam ‘passthechips’ Sethi (3rd for 2.64 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh ‘arjan30’ Chadha (4th for 1.93 Lakhs), Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni (5th for 1.34 Lakhs) and Chandan ‘darkfish15’ Arora (6th for 92,020) were others who FT-ed the 6-max event.

The 17.50 Lakh GTD Carousel brought in 397 players, and with each of them ponying up 4,999, a 18.04 Lakhs prize pool was collected. The top 43 finishers got paid, and in the end, it was the former Game Changer 2.0 and The Millionaire champion Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain who claimed the bragging rights and the top prize of 4.47 Lakhs. Industry veteran Jasven ‘bajateraho’ Saigal finished runner-up for 2.71 Lakhs.

Shagun Jain
Shagun Jain

 

Shagun Jain cashed another three events, including a third-place finish in the Sunday Highroller, adding over 6.04 Lakhs cumulatively.

His top finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52`s Carousel for 4.48 Lakhs

> 3rd in PokerStars India`s Sunday Highroller for 1.41 Lakhs

The third marquee, the 7.50 Lakhs GTD Gravitron, was championed by ‘Denny18’ who bested the 395-strong player field, including the former Full House Finale champion Md ‘007ShAkuNi’ Zeeshan (2nd for 1.27 Lakhs) heads-up to grab the winners payday of 1.72 Lakhs. The 2,499 buy-in tourney also rode past the listed guarantee to collect 8.97 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Runner-up MD Zeeshan
Runner-up MD Zeeshan

 

Rising Star Pratibh ‘MrGTO’ Saluja (Won Ultimate DST 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 32,600), Rachit ‘baba_ramdev’ Soni (Won Sunday Night PLO 1 Lakh GTD for 24,341) and ‘turtle99’ (Won Holdem 250 for 6,493) were among the other Sunday winners on Adda52.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365 user ‘Jaydeep777’ was the last player standing in the site`s Sunday showstopper, the ₹1 Lakh GTD, Big Bang, and bagged ₹37,000 in first-place prize money. Redjohn finished runner-up for ₹22,000).

The 50K GTD Dominator was championed by site regular ‘gangol’ for ₹15,000. Aftab2613 came second for ₹10,000.

 

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