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Manash Kalita, Ashutosh Balodhi, Kartik Ved, Vaibhav Sharma & Goonjan Mall Champion the Sunday Marquees

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis September 13, 2021
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Sunday was expectedly action-packed, with the third edition of the Final Table Series (FTS) now underway on Spartan Poker. PokerGuru Ambassadors dominated much of the action by winning four marquees and posting numerous FT finishes.

One of the biggest attractions of Sunday was the live-streamed final table of FTS#5 Saturday Special on Spartan Poker. The stacked final table featured well-known names from the domestic circuit, and Manash Kalita topped them all to collect ₹7.79 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh placed second for ₹4.95 Lakhs.

Stablemates Ashutosh Balodhi and Ratul Steves were both top contenders in Adda52’s Mega Suits. The duo chopped the event with Balodhi walking away with the title for ₹5.02 Lakhs. Steves collected ₹4.73 Lakhs in second place.

Similarly, Kartik Ved and Laksh Pal Singh were fighting over the BSS SuperStack title on PokerBaazi. Ved won the event for ₹3.93 Lakhs, and Singh banked ₹3.21 Lakhs for his runner-up finish, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha (Won FTS#9 for ₹2.37 Lakhs) and Shashank Desai (Won FTS#7 for ₹1.69 Lakhs) were the other two PokerGuru Ambassadors who took down Sunday titles.

In the PokerStars India flagships, Vaibhav Sharma won the Sunday Special Progressive KO for ₹3.70 Lakhs, and Goonjan Mall took down the Sunday Highroller for ₹3.28 Lakhs.

M Balakrishnan, Raghav Ananth, Ashok Choudhary, Mohsin Shaikh, Deepak Singh, Prabhat Kumar, Amit Kumar Singh, Sandeep Varma, Umesh Sharma, Rahul Thakur, Shagun Jain, Tarush Gupta, and Yash Chitre shipped the other Sunday marquees!

Here are the Sunday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Day 3 of the FTS 3.0 had four events on the tap running alongside the live-streamed FT of the FTS#5 Saturday Special.

The ₹1 Crore GTD FTS – The Feast ran its third starting flight, and Day 1C registered 335 entries. Only 42 players survived the day’s onslaught. Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay (175,224), Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar (169,090), and ‘CultOfPersonality’ (145,218) topped the day-end chip counts.

Ashwin Vijay
Ashwin Vijay

 

Another big draw, the ₹60 Lakhs GTD FTS#8 Sunday Special, locked in 594 entries, overlaying ₹60,000. Like the last two FTS flagships, the gameplay was paused with the formation of the eight-handed final table. Headlining the action today will be Piyush ‘jacks_apart’ Jain (2,525,354), who returns with the start-of-final table chip lead. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (1,882,520) and ‘THENERDGUY’ (1,696,182) carried forward the next two big stacks.

Piyush Jain
Piyush Jain

 

However, even before the Sunday Special started, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD FTS#5 Saturday Special had declared a champion. The former UVS Main Event champion Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita was the last player standing and won ₹7.79 Lakhs! PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘Zima Blue’ Mahesh chasing his first FTS title, finished runner-up for ₹4.95 Lakhs.

Manash Kalita
Manash Kalita

 

The ₹7,700 entry buy-in event registered 498 entries, filling in ₹5.14 Lakhs in overlays. Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover bagged the Day 1 chip lead.

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover

 

The first-ever NPS Main Event champion Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar was the first to be eliminated on Day 2 in eighth place for ₹97,600. Young Gun Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani (7th for ₹1.32 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Akshay ‘AustralianAccountant’ Kapoor (6th for ₹1.80 Lakhs), Rahul ‘sttoned’ Kumar (5th for ₹2.36 Lakhs), Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (4th for ₹3 Lakhs), and Arsh Grover (3rd for ₹3.71 Lakhs) banked the other FT payouts.

You can watch the replay of the cards-up FT live stream below.

Joining Ashutosh Balodhi and Kartik Ved on the list of Sunday winners were two more PokerGuru Ambassadors, Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha and Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

Arjanveer Singh Chadha trounced an 825-entry field in the ₹12 Lakhs GTD FTS#9 to win ₹2.37 Lakhs. He scored in a total of four events yesterday, raking in ₹2.69 Lakhs cumulatively.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #9 for ₹2,37,476

> 24th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹16,800

> 36th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹13,750

> 70th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹1,250

Chadha’s fellow stablemate, Shashank Desai, posted his fourth deep run in the ongoing series (winning his career-first FTS title) in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD FTS#7. Desai struck a heads-up deal with Himanshu ‘shambolic794’ Arora (2nd for ₹1.64 Lakhs) before collecting the ₹1.69 Lakhs winner’s payday.

Runner-up Himanshu Arora
Runner-up Himanshu Aroraq

 

Shashank Desai’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹29.30 Lakhs

Spartan Poker`s Destiny 20.0 series also came to a close last night, with M ‘LACHANCE’ Balakrishnan emerging victorious in the SNG Finale for ₹5 Lakhs. Ashish ‘King$layer’ Kumar came second for ₹3 Lakhs, and Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma placed third for ₹2 Lakhs.

Runner-up Ashish Kumar
Runner-up Ashish Kumar

 

‘Siryourchipsplease’ (Won Sunday Kick-off ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹43,950), ‘SHIV208951’ (Won Sunday Night Rider ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹27,771), ‘Renben888’ (Won Sunday Deep Freeze ₹75K GTD for ₹21,863) and ‘tranquilo5’ (Won Epic ₹30K GTD for ₹9,581) won the other Sunday Marquees.

Three days into FTS 3.0 and its Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar, who sits on top of the FTS leaderboard standings with 1,723 points. PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai (1,694 points) and Ashish ‘notoriouskonvict1’ Nailwal (1,659 points) occupy the #2 and #3 position, respectively.

Abhijeet Kumar
Abhijeet Kumar

 

FTS 3.0 Leaderboard Standings After Day 3

RankPlayer NamePoints
1Abhijeet 'TheSupremeOne' Kumar1,723
2Shashank 'reconnecting' Desai1,694
3Ashish 'notoriouskonvict1' Nailwal1,659
4Vinay 'BeepBeepImaJeep' Rajpal1,535
5Manash 'Siver555' Kalita1,497
6Mithun 'Zima Blue' Mahesh1,407
7Vinay 'ConCrete' B1,288
8Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha1,274
9Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC1,195
10Prabhas 'Baba_Tufaani' Sharma1,158

 

PokerBaazi

Like most flagships yesterday, PokerBaazi`s ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack had PokerGuru Ambassador’s gunning for the title and not but two of them – Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved and Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh were the last two players standing. The teammates chopped the title with bracelet winner Kartik Ved clinching his second BSS SuperStack title for ₹3.93 Lakhs. Kartik Ved had previously won the event on August 18 for ₹5.54 Lakhs.

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved

 

Kartik Ved also placed 13th in Adda52 Millions for ₹38,400. His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.88 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.17 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.27 Crores | Ranked #11 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The #3 ranked player of the year, Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh, ITM-ed in three events for a cumulative ₹5.02 Lakhs.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

His ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹3.21 Lakhs

> 5th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹1.15 Lakhs

> 8th Adda52 Millions for ₹64,000

Laksh Pal Singh’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.08 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.90 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹3.06 Crores | Ranked #3 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings | Ranked #2 in Annual Profits

September is an awesome month for the small to mid-stakes players on PokerBaazi. And Sunday marked the start of the site`s biggest IMPS ever, the ₹3 Crores GTD IMPS Gold Editon, with eight events running.

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD IMPS Value Blast also got underway yesterday. Day 1A of the six-flight strong event logged in 1,262 entries, and 129 runners bagged Day 2 stacks. PokerBaazi user ‘Varun2601’ (583,000), Kiran ‘bhokalishiva’ Kakde (579,000) and ‘ajaydevgan’ (536,000) topped the day-end chip counts.

Seven players won IMPS titles on Sunday. The biggest of them was Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth, who overcame a 503-entry strong field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD IMPS#5 to win ₹97,733. Ananth banked a cumulative ₹1.57 Lakhs, touching ₹31.47 Lakhs in recorded winnings (across PokerBaazi and Adda52) and ₹10.31 Lakhs in corresponding profits.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s IMPS#5 for ₹97,733

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s IMPS#8 for ₹34,527

> 24th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹18,750

> 98th in Adda52’s Nano Main Event Finale for ₹5,750

Raju ‘rajukumar9852’ Kumar posted two FT scores for a cumulative ₹64,347.

His ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s IMPS#3 for ₹44,730

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s IMPS#5 for ₹19,617

The other IMPS title winners of the day include Ashok ‘Ashok1098’ Choudhary (Won IMPS#7 DAILY ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹61,992), Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh (Won IMPS#1 KICKOFF Turbo ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹59,247), ‘Cheifisback’ (Won IMPS#3 ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,488), Deepak ‘3streakbluff’ Singh (Won IMPS#8 ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹49,255), Prabhat ‘prabhat2810’ Kumar (Won IMPS#2 (5-Max) Hyper Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹31,953), and ‘naman44’ (Won IMPS#4 5-Max Turbo ₹60K GTD for ₹9,999).

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India once again has both the Sunday Special PKO and the Sunday Highroller running.

The ₹18 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special Progressive KO had 269 contestants ponying up the ₹5,500 entry buy-in, resulting in a glaring ₹4.55 Lakhs overlay (an over 25% deficit). Fresh from a breakout run in August, Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma kept the winning momentum going as he took down the event for ₹3.70 Lakhs. ‘dealthemaces’ placed runner-up for ₹2.35 Lakhs. Sharma lapped up over ₹4.38 Lakhs on Sunday, counting three deep runs.

Vaibhav Sharma
Vaibhav Sharma

 

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Sunday Special PKO for ₹3.70 Lakhs

> 10th in Sunday Highroller for ₹35,993

> 10th in Mega Suits for ₹31,250

Vaibhav Sharma`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.48 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.33 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.24 Crores

The ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller featuring a ₹11,000 entry buy-in clocked in 125 entrants, falling ₹2.50 Lakhs short, and the top 15 places finished ITM. The 7:30 PM event found a champion at 2:01 AM, with Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall taking down the title for a second time for ₹3.28 Lakhs. Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar finished runner-up for ₹2.53 Lakhs.

Goonjan Mall
Goonjan Mall

 

Goonjan Mall’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.59 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.31 Crores

Amit ‘AKumarss’ Kumar Singh was the last player standing in the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush and won ₹56,057. Rahul ‘Unleashed2519’ Sahni placed runner-up for ₹16,438. The ₹1,375 entry buy-in event registered a 154-player starting field – falling six entries short of its advertised guarantee. The top 29 places boarded the money bus.

Sandeep ‘effuno7’ Varma (Won Sunday Warm-up ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹35,622), Umesh ‘Dhondu.chill’ Sharma (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹29,720), Rahul ‘Andarkiaag’ Thakur (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹27,367), and ‘Errada1.0’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,223) took down the other Sunday marquees.

 

Adda52

Adda52 had a packed Sunday scheduled headlined by three ₹25 Lakhs guaranteed events. The Sunday mainstay, Adda52 Millions, drew 256 entries, generating a ₹25.60 Lakhs prize pool. ‘Mantri97’ proved the last player standing and won ₹6.66 Lakhs. Avadh ‘cateyes’ Shah placed runner-up for ₹3.97 Lakhs.

Runner-up Avadh Shah
Runner-up Avadh Shah

 

The winner ‘mantri97’ now boasts ₹13.62 Lakhs in recorded winnings on the site, which includes ₹8.16 Lakhs in site-profits.

The ₹1 Crore GTD Nano Poker Series also wrapped up last night, with the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event playing down to a winner. The ₹1,650 entry buy-in event wrangled in 1,238 entries via five starting flights overlaying a substantial ₹6.43 Lakhs. The mystery player ‘dstar’ emerged triumphant to clinch the ₹5.52 Lakhs up-top. Ravinder ‘ravikirti’ Singh placed runner-up for ₹3.25 Lakhs.

Runner-up Ravinder Singh
Runner-up Ravinder Singh

 

The other Sunday headliner, the Mega Suits, promised a ₹25 Lakhs prize pool for an entry buy-in of ₹5,500. The event registered 480 runners, and the field whittled down to a heads-up showdown between the two PokerGuru Ambassadors (both former The Millionaire champions) – Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi and Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves. The teammates chopped the title, with Balodhi winning the title and ₹5.02 Lakhs. Steves secured a runner-up payday of ₹4.73 Lakhs.

Ashutosh Balodhi
Ashutosh Balodhi

 

Ashutosh Balodhi cashed in another two events, collecting a cumulative ₹5.92 Lakhs. His lifetime winnings now stand at ₹2.89 Crores.

His top finishes include:

>1st in the Mega Suits ₹25 Lakhs GTD for ₹5.02 Lakhs

> 8th in the BSS SuperStack ₹20 Lakhs GTD for ₹56,000

> 9th in the Nano Main Event Finale ₹25 Lakhs GTD for ₹34,500

The Game Changer 2.0 champion Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain (opted out of our tracking) toppled a 464-strong field in the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Nano Highroller to win ₹2.85 Lakhs. He chopped the title with Siddhartha ‘sid297’ Khanna, who added ₹2.09 Lakhs.

Shagun Jain
Shagun Jain

 

Shagun Jain also placed 30th in the Sunday Special PKO for ₹14,145, banking a collective ₹2.99 Lakhs.

Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta (Won Tornado ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹97,300), ‘GS05’ (Won Nano DST ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹52,208), Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre (Won Nano Monster Turbo ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹45,007), ‘narayanpn (Won Nano Sunday Blast for ₹27,320), ‘messironaldo007’ (Won Nano Fantastic Four ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹23,845), ‘Macchigang’ (Nano Battleship ₹30K GTD for ₹8,400) and ‘goblem00’ (Nano PLO ₹25K GTD for ₹7,250) won the other Sunday marquees.

Tarush Gupta
Tarush Gupta

 

The other Sunday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Ashok 'Ashok1098' Choudhary₹61,992IMPS#7 DAILY ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Mohsin 'gongo' Shaikh
₹59,247IMPS#1 KICKOFF Turbo ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Samu ‘AKumarss’ Rai₹56,057Big Bubble Rush 2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
'Cheifisback'₹54,488IMPS#3 ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
GS05 ₹52,208Nano DST ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Deepak '3streakbluff' Singh₹49,255IMPS#8 ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre₹45,007Nano Monster Turbo ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Siryourchipsplease₹43,950Sunday Kick-off ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Kenny 'kenny1997' Chuphal₹43,000Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTDKhelo365
Sandeep ‘effuno7’ Varma₹35,622Sunday Warm-up ₹1.50 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Prabhat 'prabhat2810' Kumar₹31,953IMPS#2 (5-Max) Hyper Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Umesh ‘Dhondu.chill’ Sharma₹29,720Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
SHIV208951₹27,771Sunday Night Rider ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Rahul ‘Andarkiaag’ Thakur₹27,367Sunday Storm ₹1.50 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
narayanpn₹27,320Nano Sunday BlastAdda52
messironaldo007₹23,845Nano Fantastic Four ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Renben888₹21,863Sunday Deep Freeze ₹75K GTDSpartan Poker
'ajju'₹19,650Turbo ₹75K GTDPokerBaazi
Setnu99₹16,000Dominator ₹50K GTDKhelo365
‘Errada1.0’₹12,223Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
tranquilo5₹9,581Epic ₹30K GTDSpartan Poker
'naman44'₹9,999IMPS#4 (5-Max) Turbo ₹60K GTDPokerBaazi
goblem00₹7,250Nano PLO ₹25K GTDAdda52
ridingbadluck₹6,000Sunday Mega ₹30K GTDPokerDangal

 

FTS – The Feast 1 Crore GTD Day 1 C Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 189

Re-entries – 25

Re-buys – 121

Survivors – 42

The third opening flight of the ₹1 Crore GTD FTS – The Feast pulled in 335 contestants, and by the end of the day’s play, only 42 players made the cut for Day 2.

Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay (175,224), Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar (169,090), and ‘CultOfPersonality’ (145,218), Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das (126,876), and Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (106,532) carried forward the top five stacks.

Three PokerGuru Ambassadors made the top 10 chip counts list, including Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves (101,948), Jayjit ‘David Blaine’ Ray (92,424), and Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha (89,292).

Mohit ‘jacktheripper’ Bhati (89,742) and Amit ‘Kavipri’ Suresh Gehani (86,831) bagged the other top stacks.

With three starting flights now over, the ₹2,200 entry buy-in event has registered 822 participants. The event needs 5,000 total entrants across 10 starting flights to break even.

2nd in Chips Dhinesh Kumar
2nd in Chips Dhinesh Kumar

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1C

  1. Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay – 175,224
  2. Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar – 169,090
  3. CultOfPersonality – 145,218
  4. Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das – 126,876
  5. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – 106,532
  6. Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves – 101,948
  7. Jayjit ‘David Blaine’ Ray – 92,424
  8. Mohit ‘jacktheripper’ Bhati – 89,742
  9. Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha – 89,292
  10. Amit ‘Kavipri’ Suresh Gehani – 86,831

 

FTS#8 Sunday Special ₹60 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 271

Re-entries – 128

Re-buys – 195

Prize Pool – ₹60,00,000

Places Paid – 55

Spartan Poker`s Sunday headliner, the ₹60 Lakhs GTD FTS #8 Sunday Special, pulled in a ₹594 entry field, experiencing a marginal ₹60,000 overlay. Like the two FTS flagships before it, the event was paused as soon as the eight-handed final table was formed.

The current IOPC United champion Piyush ‘jacks_apart’ Jain (2,525,354), borntrouble’ Varma (1,882,520), DevangTHENERDGUYYadav (1,696,182), Rahul ‘BubbleDropMusic’ Kumar (1,447,132), Arun ‘Rohini Sharma’ Karthik (1,305,980), Sunil ‘bababk’ Arora (1,217,448) and Haider ‘Callmebabe’ Madraswala (1,054,896), and Jagat ‘jk307’ Bhandari (750,488) made the FT cut.

The FT started at 5 PM today and was live-streamed (on delay) across various Social Media platforms, including PokerGuru`s Facebook page.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Piyush ‘jacks_apart’ Jain – 2,525,354
  2. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – 1,882,520
  3. Devang ‘THENERDGUY’ Yadav – 1,696,182
  4. Rahul ‘BubbleDropMusic’ Kumar – 1,447,132
  5. Arun ‘Rohini Sharma’ Karthik – 1,305,980
  6. Sunil ‘bababk’ Arora – 1,217,448
  7. Haider ‘Callmebabe’ Madraswala – 1,054,896
  8. Jagat ‘jk307’ Bhandari – 750,488

 

FTS#5 Saturday Special 40 Lakhs GTD Final Table – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 249

Re-entries – 113

Re-buys – 136

Prize Pool – ₹40,00,000

Places Paid – 47

The ₹40 Lakhs GTD FTS#5 Saturday Special FT was the live-streamed spectacle on Sunday. The FT action commenced at 5 PM, and the former UVS – The Millionaire Lite champion Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita outlasted formidable opponents to win his first FTS Gold Medallion and a ₹7.80 Lakhs payday. He also won a certificate and a hamper. The score helped Kalita breach the ₹50 Lakhs mark in lifetime earnings.

Manash Kalita`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹54.50 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹13.46 Lakhs

The event logged in 498 entries to register ₹5.14 Lakhs in overlays.

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘Zima Blue’ Mahesh, who was also eyeing his first FTS title, settled for a runner-up finish for ₹4.95 Lakhs. His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.89 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.59 Crores

The other final table scorers were Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (3rd for ₹3.71 Lakhs), Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (4th for ₹3 Lakhs), Rahul ‘sttoned’ Kumar (5th for ₹2.37 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Akshay ‘AustralianAccountant’ Kapoor (6th for ₹1.81 Lakhs), Young Gun Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani (7th for ₹1.33 Lakhs), and two-time The Big Deal winner Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar (8th for ₹97,600).

Runner-up Mithun Mahesh
Runner-up Mithun Mahesh

 

Final Table Results

  1. Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita – ₹7,79,600
  2. Mithun ‘Zima Blue’ Mahesh – ₹4,95,200
  3. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – ₹3,71,200
  4. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – ₹3,00,400
  5. Rahul ‘sttoned’ Kumar – ₹2,36,800
  6. Akshay ‘AustralianAccountant’ Kapoor – ₹1,80,800
  7. Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani – ₹1,32,800
  8. Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar – ₹97,600

 

Adda52 Millions ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 153

Re-entries – 103

Prize Pool – ₹25,60,000

Places Paid – 27

Mantri97’ topped a 256-player field in the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions to win ₹6,66 Lakhs. Avadh ‘cateyes’ Shah finished runner-up for ₹3.97 Lakhs. The 9 PM tournament was the only Adda52 headliner to break into profit. It collected a ₹25.60 Lakhs prize pool and paid out 27 places.

Dhinesh ‘dinzy009’ Kumar (4th for ₹2.18 Lakhs) and Ankur ‘acceleration’ Sehgal (6th for ₹1.09 Lakhs) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Mantri97 – ₹6,65,600
  2. Avadh ‘cateyes’ ₹3,96,800
  3. thesetminer – ₹2,98,240
  4. Dhinesh ‘dinzy009’ Kumar – ₹2,17,600
  5. void191 – ₹1,47,200
  6. Ankur ‘acceleration’ Sehgal – ₹1,08,800

 

Nano Main Event Finale ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 751

Re-entries – 487

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 103

The ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event signaled the end of the series. The Main event registered 1,238 participants from five starting flights, and only 159 players qualified for Day 2. Since the event followed the best-stack forward format, two stacks were removed, and 157 qualifiers sat down for the finale at 9 PM.

The event offered significant value to MTT players with ₹6.43 Lakhs in overlays.

The user ‘dstar’ clinched the title for ₹5.52 Lakhs, with SNG specialist Ravinder ‘ravikirti’ Singh placing runner-up for ₹3.25 Lakhs. ‘dstar’ is an Adda52 regular, and the victory run has grown their site cashes to ₹16 Lakhs (₹11 Lakhs in site-profits).

Shrey ‘kingsb30’’ Baj (3rd for ₹2.13 Lakhs), Anant ‘antypanty’ Chaudhary (5th for ₹1.05 Lakh), Ayaz ‘khan1977’ Khan (6th for ₹75,000), and Sharad ‘zimbawe’ Haridasan (8th for ₹46,250) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. dstar – ₹5,52,250
  2. Ravinder ‘ravikirti’ Singh – ₹3,25,000
  3. Shrey ‘kingsb30’’ Baj – ₹2,12,500
  4. zaratetei2009 – ₹1,60,000
  5. Anant ‘antypanty’ Chaudhary – ₹1,05,000
  6. Ayaz ‘khan1977’ Khan – ₹75,000
  7. Chaiwalla79 – ₹60,000
  8. Sharad ‘zimbawe’ Haridasan – ₹46,250

 

Mega Suits ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 268

Re-entries – 212

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 49

Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Mega Suits pulled in a 480-entry field on its latest run, filling in ₹1 Lakh in overlays. Things went down the wire with a heads-up deal between PokerGuru Ambassadors Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi and Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves. Balodhi pocketed the winner’s cheque of ₹5.02 Lakhs, even as Steves took home the runner-up payday of ₹4.73 Lakhs.

Ashutosh Balodhi pocketed ₹5.92 Lakhs yesterday on the back of two more deep runs, crossing ₹2.89 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Fellow PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot (4th for ₹1.88 Lakhs), Basant Kumar ‘Rush99’ Singh (5th for ₹1.25 Lakhs), and Nano Main Event fifth-place finisher Anant ‘antypanty’ Chaudhary (7th for ₹68,750) also FT-ed the event.

Runner-up Ratul Steves
Runner-up Ratul Steves

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi – ₹5,01,648*
  2. Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves – ₹4,73,352*
  3. robinx90210 – ₹2,50,000
  4. Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot – ₹1,87,500
  5. Basant Kumar ‘Rush99’ Singh – ₹1,25,000
  6. alienwarelove – ₹87,500
  7. Anant ‘antypanty’ Chaudhary – ₹68,750
  8. Aj_style19 – ₹56,250

*denotes heads-up deal

 

BSS SuperStack 20 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 197

Re-entries – 196

Prize Pool – ₹20,00,000

Places Paid – 45

PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved championed PokerBaazi`s ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack for the second time last night for ₹3.93 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with fellow stablemate Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh (2nd for ₹3.21 Lakhs).

The bracelet winner, Kartik Ved, had previously won the BSS SuperStack title on August 18 for ₹5.54 Lakhs.

Kartik Ved is ranked #11 in the annual leaderboard and crossed ₹2.27 Crores in recorded winnings after last night`s run.

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in event registered 393 runners to fall seven entries short of its 400-player guarantee.

Abhimanyu ‘AbhimanyuMittal’ Mittal (3rd for ₹1.89 Lakhs), the #2 ranked player of the year Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (5th for ₹1.05 Lakhs), Rehmat ‘seinfeld’ Singh Walia (6th for ₹84,000), Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra (7th for ₹70,000), along with PokerGuru Ambassadors Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh (4th for ₹1.40 Lakhs), and Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi (8th for ₹56,000) also FT-ed the event.

Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹42,000.

Final Table Results

  1. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – ₹3,92,774*
  2. Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh – ₹3,21,226*
  3. Abhimanyu ‘AbhimanyuMittal’ Mittal – ₹1,89,000
  4. Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh – ₹1,40,000
  5. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹1,05,000
  6. Rehmat ‘seinfeld’ Singh Walia – ₹84,000
  7. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – ₹70,000
  8. Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi – ₹56,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Sunday Special Progressive KO 18 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 148

Re-entries – 121

Total Prize Pool – ₹18,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹11,27,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹6,72,500

Places Paid – 31

PokerStars India’s ₹18 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special Progressive KO was taken down by Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma, who padded his ever-growing bankroll by ₹3.70 Lakhs. The user ‘dealthemaces’ finished runner-up for ₹2.35 Lakhs.

Vaibhav Sharma has been in impressive form these past few weeks, and his Sunday exploits have pushed his online tally north of ₹5.48 Crores, with ₹2.33 Crores in net profits!

Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj (3rd for ₹1.73 Lakhs), the IOPC July 2021 leaderboard topper Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav (4th for ₹1.18 Lakhs), Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta (5th for ₹84,943), Harpreet ‘tuffcookie777’ Saluja (6th for ₹72,698), Sanat ‘durrsanta’ Mehrotra (7th for ₹64,158), Ayush ‘ayushgoyal’ Goyal (8th for ₹39,680), and Amar ‘AceConsultant’ Mehta (9th for ₹29,781) also posted FT scores!

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in MTT logged in 269 challengers, and the site had to fill in a glaring ₹4.55 Lakhs in overlays. The 5 PM tourney ended at 1:06 AM, and the top 31 places earned a payday.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma – ₹3,70,630
  2. dealthemaces – ₹2,35,044
  3. Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj – ₹1,73,593
  4. Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹1,18,655
  5. Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta – ₹84,943
  6. Harpreet ‘tuffcookie777’ Saluja – ₹72,698
  7. Sanat ‘durrsanta’ Mehrotra – ₹64,158
  8. Ayush ‘ayushgoyal’ Goyal – ₹39,680
  9. Amar ‘AceConsultant’ Mehta – ₹29,781

 

Sunday Highroller 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 75

Re-entries – 50

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 15

The ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller on PokerStars India was shipped by online reg Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall, who won the title for the second time for ₹3.28 Lakhs. Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar placed second for ₹2.53 Lakhs.

Sagar ‘sagarpupull’ C (4th for ₹1.49 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh (5th for ₹1.15 Lakhs), Young Gun Shardul ‘merci999’ Parthasarathi (6th for ₹88,788), Jaideep ‘NNomadas’ Sajwan (7th for ₹68,335), Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay (8th for ₹52,593), and Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood (9th for ₹40,478) posted FT finishes.

The ₹11,000 entry buy-in event registered 125 challengers to leave an overlay of ₹2.50 Lakhs. The 7:30 PM tourney ended at 2:01 AM, and the top 15 places boarded the money bus.

Runner-up Shashank Shekhar
Runner-up Shashank Shekhar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall – ₹3,28,779
  2. Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar – ₹2,53,043
  3. khazmash32 – ₹1,94,753
  4. Sagar ‘sagarpupull’ C – ₹1,49,890
  5. Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh – ₹1,15,362
  6. Shardul ‘merci999’ Parthasarathi – ₹88,788
  7. Jaideep ‘NNomadas’ Sajwan – ₹68,335
  8. Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay – ₹52,593
  9. Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood – ₹40,478

 

Nano Highroller ₹15 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 277

Entries – 187

Prize Pool – ₹14,99,995

Places Paid – 47

The ₹15 Lakhs GTD Nano Highroller ran from 6 PM to 2.42 AM, with 464 participants joining the action, resulting in an overlay of ₹2.33 Lakhs. Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain won the event for ₹2.85 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Siddhartha ‘sid297’ Khanna (2nd for ₹2.09 Lakhs).

The Game Changer 2.0 champion Shagun Jain had won his career-first Millionaire title for 17.89 Lakhs in July. Yesterday, Jain also placed 30th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special PKO for ₹14,145, collectively adding ₹2.99 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Jayjit ‘pokerminator’ Ray (4th for ₹1.12 Lakhs), Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay1399’ Vijay (6th for ₹60,341), Suraj ‘Bugsbunny08’ Rathi (7th for ₹44,230), and Sandeep ‘thak’ Thakral (8th for ₹32,420) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain – ₹2,85,168*
  2. Siddhartha ‘sid297’ Khanna – ₹2,09,027*
  3. Padma37 – ₹1,53,216
  4. Jayjit ‘pokerminator’ Ray – ₹1,12,307
  5. dhana141 – ₹82,321
  6. Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay1399’ Vijay – ₹60,341
  7. Suraj ‘Bugsbunny08’ Rathi – ₹44,230
  8. Sandeep ‘thak’ Thakral – ₹32,420

*denotes heads-up deal

 

FTS#9 12 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 401

Re-entries – 170

Re-buys – 254

Prize Pool – ₹12,37,500

Places Paid – 79

Spartan Poker`s 10 PM fixture, the ₹12 Lakhs GTD FTS#9, attracted 825 entries to collect ₹12.37 Lakhs in the prize pool. The dust settled at 6:13 AM with PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha walking away with the title, ₹2.37 Lakhs & his first FTS Silver Medallion.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha collected a cumulative ₹2.69 Lakhs from four ITM scores last night and is on the edge of entering the ₹8 Crores Club (₹7.99 Crores in online winnings).

Ram ‘JohnnieRunner-Runner’ Kakkar (3rd for ₹1.07 Lakhs), Buhr ‘C@rnage’ Advirkar (5th for ₹65,216), and Naman ‘Radmod’ Aggarwal (7th for ₹38,239) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha – ₹2,37,476
  2. Panda702 – ₹1,48,995
  3. Ram ‘JohnnieRunner-Runner’ Kakkar – ₹1,06,673
  4. NanuPOW – ₹82,210
  5. Buhr ‘C@rnage’ Advirkar – ₹65,216
  6. Bhavandar – ₹50,282
  7. Naman ‘Radmod’ Aggarwal – ₹38,239
  8. Flow Like Water – ₹26,483

 

Destiny 20.0 Finale ₹10 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 3

The Destiny 20.0 series drew to a finale last evening, with the Destiny champions of the past 10 weeks converging for the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Destiny 20.0 SnG finale.

One of August Destiny champions, M ‘LACHANCE’ Balakrishnan won the SNG for a career-best ₹5 Lakhs. Ashish ‘King$layer’ Kumar (2nd for ₹3 Lakhs) and Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (3rd for ₹2 Lakhs) secured the other payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. M ‘LACHANCE’ Balakrishnan – ₹5,00,000
  2. Ashish ‘King$layer’ Kumar – ₹3,00,000
  3. Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma – ₹2,00,000

 

FTS#7 10 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 507

Re-entries – 186

Re-buys – 401

Prize Pool – ₹10,94,000

Places Paid – 103

PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai past the competition in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD FTS#7 on Spartan Poker to collect his first FTS title and a ₹1.69 Lakhs cash prize. He chopped the top prize with Himanshu ‘shambolic794’ Arora (2nd for ₹1.64 Lakhs).

The FTS 1.0 Main Event champion Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha (3rd for ₹90,583), and Sreeharsha ‘yUDdam’ Boneni (6th for ₹41,900) also posted FT finishes.

The ₹1,100 entry buy-in event raked in a guarantee-crushing ₹10.94 Lakhs prize pool from a turnout of 1,094 entrants. The 6 PM tourney ended at 2:45 AM, and the top 103 places earned a piece.

Final Table Results

  1. Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai – ₹1,69,775*
  2. Himanshu ‘shambolic794’ Arora – ₹1,64,224*
  3. Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha – ₹90,583
  4. AyeAre66 – ₹68,594
  5. SkullCrusher – ₹53,800
  6. Sreeharsha ‘yUDdam’ Boneni – ₹41,900
  7. ITMiser – ₹29,513
  8. Anurag0610 – ₹20,677

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

IMPS#6 Value Blast 10 Lakhs GTD Day 1A PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹110

Entries – 632

Re-entries – 630

Survivors – 129

One of the IMPS marquees, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD IMPS Value Blast, got underway yesterday. The first of the events’ six starting flights attracted 1,262 participants, and only 129 survived the day`s play.

PokerBaazi user ‘Varun2601’ (583,000) topped the day-end chip counts. Kiran ‘bhokalishiva’ Kakde (579,000) and Ashish ‘ashish7d’ Singh (385,000) also made the top 10 chip counts list.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Varun2601 – 583,000
  2. Kiran ‘bhokalishiva’ Kakde – 579,000
  3. ajaydevgan – 536,000
  4. lostfree – 435,000
  5. vimal267151 – 417,000
  6. teza123 – 387,000
  7. Ashish ‘ashish7d’ Singh – 385,000
  8. anita12345 – 379,000
  9. vj6529 – 373,000
  10. aby987 – 337,000

 

IMPS#5 5 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 287

Re-entries – 216

Prize Pool – ₹5,03,000

Places Paid – 63

The IMPS#8 runner-up finisher Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth was the last player standing in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD IMPS#5 and won ₹97,733. Ananth defeated ‘khaishebaatrevenge’ heads-up, the latter earning ₹68,509.

The event logged in 503 entrants, collecting ₹5.03 Lakhs in the prize pool. The top 63 places received payouts.

Siddharth ‘CARDashian66’ Kadel (3rd for ₹44,063), PokerBaazi’s IMPS#3 runner-up finisher Raju ‘rajukumar9852’ Kumar (6th for ₹19,617), Anudeep ‘zeroseven’ Gupta (7th for ₹16,348), and Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir (8th for ₹13,028) also FT-ed the event.

Tanmaya ‘tks54321’ Sahoo fell out on the final table bubble, placing ninth for ₹9,809.

Final Table Results

  1. Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth – ₹97,733
  2. khaishebaatrevenge – ₹68,509
  3. Siddharth ‘CARDashian66’ Kadel – ₹44,063
  4. Langdaa – ₹32,594
  5. Ratan365 – ₹24,446
  6. Raju ‘rajukumar9852’ Kumar – ₹19,617
  7. Anudeep ‘zeroseven’ Gupta – ₹16,348
  8. Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir – ₹13,028

 

Big Bubble Rush 2 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 87

Re-entries – 67

Total Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,03,750

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹96,250

Places Paid – 29

Amit ‘AKumarss’ Kumar Singh came out on top in PokerStars India’s ₹2 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush to win ₹56,057, with Rahul ‘Unleashed2519’ Sahni placing runner-up for ₹16,438.

Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda placed sixth for ₹5,010.

The ₹1,375 entry buy-in event attracted 154 entries to leave a marginal ₹7,500 in overlays. The 9:30 PM event culminated at 1:50 AM, and the top 29 places finished ITM.

 

Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 39

Re-entries – 6

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 5

Online reg Kenny ‘kenny1997’ Chuphal conquered Khelo365’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Big Bang for ₹43,000. Friday’s Hitman PLO runner-up finisher ‘Kapildev77′ continued their impressive run by securing another second-place finish for ₹23,000.

 

Dominator ₹50K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 61

Re-entries – 20

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 9

‘Setnu99’ outlasted the 81-player field in Khelo365’s ₹50K GTD Dominator to collect ₹16,000 in first-place prize money. ‘Jyotica’ came second for ₹10,000.

 

Sunday Mega ₹30K GTD PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 83

Rebuys – 68

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 23

User ‘ridingbadluck’ championed PokerDangal’s ₹30K GTD Sunday Mega for ₹6,000, besting site regular ‘zokid’ (2nd for ₹4,500) heads-up.

 

This report was updated at 10:30 PM on 13.09.2021.

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