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There could not have been a more thrilling end to August than what transpired last night! With the Adda52-hosted World Poker Tour (WPT) Online India on its penultimate day, two of the biggest tournaments of the series, the ₹3 Crores GTD WPT Main Event and the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal, both played down to winners.
Grabbing the day’s single biggest paycheque was Kushal Sogani, who took down the WPT Main Event for a career-defining ₹47.45 Lakhs. The former Full House Finale also final-tabled the WPT 3000, cumulatively banking ₹48.82 Lakhs.
The first-ever NPS Champion Mohammad Azhar came close to capturing yet another Main Event title (his second in two months) but ultimately settled for a runner-up finish worth ₹34.09 Lakhs. Two more ITM finishes boosted his Sunday winnings to ₹34.34 Lakhs.
Ram Kakkar (3rd for ₹24.51 Lakhs) and Puneet Mishra (4th for ₹17.62 Lakhs) were the other WPT Main Event final table finishers to bank seven-figure payouts.
Running alongside the WPT Main Event was the WPT Unreal. The marathon event finally culminated last night after declaring a winner in Ankita Malik. Claiming her career-fourth WPT title, Malik outlasted Simran Sharma (2nd for ₹10 Lakhs) and her own husband, Gagandeep Singh (3rd for ₹8 Lakhs) on the FT to claim a career-best ₹15 Lakhs payday. A rising star in the domestic poker circuit, Ankita Malik’s incredible run is an inspiration for many up-and-coming players, especially women who struggle to find their footing in the industry.
Young Gun Anuj Yadav won Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire title, becoming the eighth player in our database to win weekend flagship twice. He earned a top prize of ₹17.24 Lakhs (cumulatively) after defeating Sachin Sharma (2nd for ₹9.27 Lakhs) heads-up. The 25-year-old Yadav joins Manoj Pentakota, Phanindra Akkina, Sriharsha Doddapaneni, Manish Lakhotia, Gaurav Sood, and Arsh Grover in the elite two-time Millionaire champion’s club.
If Ankita Malik’s WPT Unreal win was inspiring, then Young Gun Kanchan Sharma‘s consistent form is equally motivating. The former Destiny winner was in stellar form yesterday as she championed PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹4.88 Lakhs. She wrapped up her Sunday run with a career-best ₹10.88 Lakhs in total winnings on the back of another three deep runs.
Anujkumar Kodam was another Young Gun who joined the Sunday winner’s list after taking down Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹7.09 Lakhs.
Manesh Rathod, Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal Patni, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, Niteen Raj, Young Gun Arsh Grover, Vijay Singh, Pradip Ghosh, Raman Arora, Anish Arora, Clinton Tavares, Aditya Kesharwani, Chaitanya Dhingra, Hemant Meena, and Sumit Gupta won the other Sunday marquees!
Here are the Sunday highlights!
Spartan Poker’s final The Millionaire edition of August came to a close last night. The weekend flagship registered a guarantee-crushing 2,010 participants, surpassing its listed guarantee by ₹50,000. Only 297 qualifying stacks made it to Day 2, and the list included 209 unique players. The final confrontation over the title was between the recent IOPC July 20201 Leaderboard topper, Young Gun Anuj ‘titooTauji’ Yadav, and Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma. Yadav, who had placed runner-up in The Big Deal and the Highroller on Thursday before winning The Elite for the second time on Friday, bagged the prized title and a whopping ₹16.83 Lakhs! Sharma conceded to a runner-up finish worth ₹9.27 Lakhs.
The 25-year-old Anuj Yadav has emerged as one of the poker powerhouses on the domestic felts. He crushed it in the 11th edition of the IOPC (July edition), landing himself five IOPC titles alongside a third-place finish in the IOPC – The Crown. Last April, Yadav had championed The Millionaire Legends for ₹42.93 Lakhs. He had brought five qualifying stacks to Day 2 of The Millionaire yesterday and scored through all of them. Yadav also placed 148th for ₹11,658, 212nd for ₹10,553, 274th for ₹9,045, 288th for ₹9,045, to collectively earn ₹17.24 Lakhs in the event.
Joining the Sunday list of winners was another of our Young Gun’s, Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam. The 32-year-old player is the first-ever MoneyMaker winner and a former Millionaire champion. Last night, Kodam ran past a 403-player field to win the ₹11,000 entry buy-in Sunday Superstack for ₹7.09 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with ‘MysticRiver’ (2nd for ₹6.36 Lakhs).
The third Sunday headliner on Spartan Poker, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Money Heist, registered a turnout of 692 entrants, overlaying ₹38,800. Priyank ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ Kothari proved the eventual champion and won the ₹1.29 Lakhs up top, following a heads-up deal with Rahul ‘iLiSHMaCh’ Sahni (2nd for ₹1.23 Lakhs).
Priyank Kothari ITMed another five events yesterday, padding his bankroll by a cumulative ₹1.99 Lakhs. He presently boasts ₹3.33 Crore in lifetime winnings.
Spartan Poker ran the ₹17 Lakhs GTD OFC Festival from August 27 to 29. Headlining the action on the final day was the ₹3 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #9 Main Event – Pineapple OH. Sumit K ‘Newsharkintown’ Dogra bested the 107-player field to win the Main Event title for ₹93,572, defeating ‘pokergambit’ (2nd for ₹67,410) in the heads-up showdown.
‘Sanu15’ (Won the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Reloaded for ₹42,300), ‘DOT Com’ (Won ₹1.15 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #8 – Pineapple OH for ₹36,225), Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain (Won ₹70K GTD OFC Fantasy Series #7 Pineapple OH for ₹22,050) and Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar (Won ₹75K GTD Sunday Deep Freeze for ₹21,863) were the other Sunday winners on Spartan Poker.
DanielNeg07’ topped the ₹2 Lakhs-added OFC Fantasy Series leaderboard to win ₹50,000 in bonus money. ‘Asalie ‘AcesOnDeck’ Peseyie and ‘Honey17890’ won ₹35,000 and ₹30,000 respectively, for rounding out the top three on the OFC Fantasy Series leaderboard.
OFC Fantasy Series Final Leaderboard Standings
|Rank||Player||Prize Amount (BM)|
|2||Asalie 'AcesOnDeck' Peseyie||₹35,000|
|4||Ravi 'Rvjn91' Jain||₹25,000|
|5||Hemanshu 'CM.PUNK2412' Tandon||₹20,000|
|7||Paras 'AAKKQQJJ' Jain||₹10,000|
|8||Sumit 'Newsharkintown' Dogra||₹7,000|
|9||Siddarth 'PeterPunter' Singhvi||₹5,000|
Spearheading the Sunday schedule on PokerBaazi was the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack. The former Destiny winner, Young Gun Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma, took down the title – her first time winning the event – netting a personal best (on PokerBaazi) ₹4.88 Lakhs. She beat Shashank ‘shashank171992’ Mehrotra (2nd for ₹3.42 Lakhs) heads-up.
Kanchan Sharma was one of the top Sunday winners and posted three more ITM scores, banking a career-best ₹10.88 Lakhs (cumulatively).
Her scores include:
> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹4.88 Lakhs
> 4th & 88th in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire for ₹4.60 Lakhs & ₹17,990 (₹4.78 Lakhs cumulatively)
> 39th in Adda52’s WPT Main Event for ₹91,800
> 36th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹27,807
Kanchan Sharma’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.34 Crores| Annual Winnings: ₹1.65 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹54.73 Lakhs
The ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS MonsterStack 6-Max registered 233 entries to surpass its advertised guarantee by ₹82,500. The former IOPC SHR runner-up finisher and the #2 ranked player of 2020, Young Gun Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover, toppled the former IOPC – Mega Stack winner Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (2nd for ₹96,171) heads-up to clinch the title for ₹1.37 Lakhs.
The third most profitable player of the year (currently), Grover crossed the money line in three more events yesterday, earning a cumulative ₹2.64 Lakhs. His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.93 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.42 Crores| Annual Winnings: ₹2.49 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹1.20 Crores | Ranked #5 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
Sunday also brought an end to the Baazi Grinders Series. The featured event of the budget series, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Grinders#40 Main Event, saw Vijay ‘VIJAYAIR01’ Singh decimating a guarantee-crushing 618-entry strong field to win a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹1.17 Lakhs. The user ‘stonedurr’ came second for ₹81,885. Singh boosted his lifetime winnings to ₹11.75 Lakhs (₹90,401 in profits) with this win.
Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani (Won Grinders#39 6-Max ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹28,707), Hemant ‘hkm2828’ Meena (Won Grinders#41 WTB ₹80K GTD for ₹15,720), Sumit ‘m0ney’ Gupta (Won Grinders#38 ₹65K GTD for ₹13,020), ‘molik06’ (Won Grinders#42 Turbo ₹50K GTD for ₹10,575), and ‘Samrudra55’ (Won Grinders#37 ₹15K GTD for ₹2,861) won the other titles on the last day of the Baazi Grinders Series.
Anish ‘PapaNegreanu’ Arora (Won BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,413), ‘TheTamizhDurrr’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹37,305), ‘Moneyhoneymoney’ (Won BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,921), and Chaitanya ‘chaitanyadhingra’ Dhingra (Won BSS Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹25,290), and ‘Mimoh’ (Won PLO Daily ₹40K GTD for ₹11,820) won the other Sunday marquees on PokerBaazi.
Sunday was an eventful one on Adda52, with the site hosting the penultimate day’s action of the WPT Online India Series. There were nine events on the tap, and all of them crowned champions.
The crème de la crème of the series, the ₹3 Crores GTD WPT Main Event, finally played down to a winner. It took seven hours and 34 minutes for Adda52 reg Kushal ‘dimaria7’ Sogani to come out on top and walked away with a life-altering ₹47.45 Lakhs payday! Besides the WPT Online India trophy, Sogani will also receive a Hublot watch and a WPT Passport worth $5,000.
The former Full House champion was on a rampage as they also final-tabled WPT 3000, finishing fourth for ₹1.37 Lakhs, netting ₹48.82 Lakhs cumulatively. Kushal Sogani now has ₹80.73 Lakhs in online winnings on Adda52, with ₹70.74 Lakhs in net profits.
Winning the WPT Main Event is undoubtedly a mammoth achievement; however, Mohammad ‘blankspace’ Azhar’s runner-up finish for ₹34.09 Lakhs was equally commendable. The NPS Main Event champion was a hair’s breadth away from claiming yet another grand title in just over two months.
Mohammad Azhar also cashed in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire (108th for ₹23,618) and PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (100th for ₹1,250), pocketing ₹34.34 Lakhs in overall Sunday earnings.
Mohammad Azhar’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.35 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹82.31 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹1.84 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹1.10 Crores
The WPT Main Event final table comprised of quite a few familiar names, including Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (3rd for ₹24.51 Lakhs), Puneet ‘j4jolly’ Mishra (4th for ₹17.62 Lakhs), Apratim ‘checmate’ Sharma (6th for ₹9.11 Lakhs) and Abhimanyu ‘PsychoDrama’ Mittal (7th for ₹6.55 Lakhs).
While the WPT Main Event was unquestionably the magnum opus of the series, the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal was arguably the show-stealer. The affordable ₹499 buy-in tourney ran for the entirety of the series, from August 1 to 30, hosting a total of 30 flights and registered 19,568 entries. Day 2 began with 2,048 runners, of which only 2,000 were slated to finish in the money.
The tourney commenced at 7 PM, and in a little less than eight hours of play, Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Malik navigated her way to the top to become the first-ever WPT Unreal champion! Clinching her career-fourth WPT Online title (her third at the series), Malik also banked a career-best ₹15 Lakhs payday. Simran ‘killerinstincts’ Sharma finished runner-up for ₹10 Lakhs, and Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh, who happens to be Ankita Malik’s husband, placed third for ₹8 Lakhs.
Ankita Malik had previously shipped the WPT Mini 6-Max on November 15, the WPT Multiplier on August 9, and the WPT Daily Warmup on August 25. She scored in two other events yesterday, raking in ₹15.02 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.
Her stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹72 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹31.89 Lakhs
Manesh ‘TEAMfromHELL’ Rathod took down the other Sunday marquee, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT 3000, for a personal-best ₹4.90 Lakhs, with ‘babyiamhere’ placing second for ₹2.84 Lakhs. Rathod also finished 35th in the WPT Main Event for ₹91,800, ending the day with ₹5.82 Lakhs in cumulative earnings. He now has ₹34.16 Lakhs (across Adda52 & Spartan Poker) in online winnings.
Friday’s WPT Classic winner, Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj, won the ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Hustle for ₹1.84 Lakhs, while yesterday`s WPT Multiplier champion ‘peacelover’ (anonymity requested) came second for ₹1.05 Lakhs. Niteen Raj now has ₹25.38 Lakhs in tracked online winnings.
‘peacelover’ (Won WPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹90,063), Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (Won WPT Late Night PKO ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹81,276), and Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora (Won WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹63,013) shipped the final WPT titles of the series.
The race to top the WPT Mega Leaderboard standings ran neck-to-neck for the last few days, but in the end, Raghav ‘FuckedUpLife’ Siddalinga held on to his lead. He cashed a total of 49 times in the series and won four titles accumulating 1,334 points, enough to pip the competition to win ₹8 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (1,235 points) placed second for ₹5 Lakhs, and his teammate Ankit ‘d00mtr003r’ Wadhawan (1,228 points) took third place in standings to win ₹3.25 Lakhs.
Final WPT Mega Leaderboard Standings
|1||Raghav 'FuckedUpLife' Siddalanga||₹8,00,000|
|2||Ashish 'rocky3705' Ahuja||₹5,00,000|
|3||Ankit 'd00mtr003r' Wadhawan||₹3,25,000|
|4||Devrat 'vickypune' Singh||₹2,00,000|
|5||Anant 'Pro_baba' Purohit||₹1,50,000|
|6||Arjanveer 'arjan30' Singh Chadha||₹1,20,000|
|7||Kunal 'FoatToMyBoat' Patni||₹1,00,000|
|8||Ritwik 'ritwik27' Khanna||₹83,000|
|9||Gaurav 'gauravarod' Sood||₹70,000|
|10||Arsh 'BigggTymeR' Grover||₹55,000|
Besides the WPT Mega leaderboard, two other leaderboards were running – the WPT Mini and WPT Micro leaderboards.
WPT Hustle champion Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj (2,658 points) topped the WPT Mini leaderboard standings, earning an additional ₹2.55 Lakhs in leaderboard prizes. ‘Indianthug’ (2,631 points) received ₹1.80 Lakhs for placing second, while the WPT Unreal winner, Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Ajay Malik (2,583 points), ranked third for ₹1.15 Lakhs.
The WPT Micro leaderboard was taken down by Satbir ‘satbir2222’ Singh (4,541 points) for ₹1.50 Lakhs. ‘amanpoker27’ (4,353 points for ₹1.08 Lakhs) and Pramila ‘aurora999’ Arora (4,244 points for ₹70,000) secured the following two ranks.
But wait, the WPTOI isn’t over yet! Day 30 of the series will host two exciting SNGs, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD WPT Winners SNG and the ₹3 Lakhs GTD WPT Bubble SNG. So, stay tuned to see who wins these tourneys!
The biggest Sunday draw on PokerStars India, the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO, filled in ₹2.55 Lakhs in overlays after 309 entrants bought in for ₹5,500. After over eight hours of play, the winningest player of the country, Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood, came out on top to win ₹3.07 Lakhs. The Deepstack champion ‘Thucydidezz’ placed second for ₹2.32 Lakhs!
It was a red-letter day for the dentist-turned poker pro Gaurav Sood, who became the first player in Indian history to breach the ₹10 Crores mark in online winnings! The 25-year-old poker prodigy lapped up ₹4.93 Lakhs in total last night and his other deep runs included:
> 15th in The Millionaire for ₹1.29 Lakhs*
> 144th in WPT India Main Event for ₹56,121
Gaurav Sood’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.01 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.22 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹3.30 Crores | Ranked #1 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings, Annual Profits, and Lifetime Profits.
Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni championed the other Sunday marquee on PokerStars India, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller for ₹3.32 Lakhs after prevailing over Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra (2nd for ₹2.56 Lakhs) in the heads-up clash.
Kunal Patni’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.13 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.05 Crores | Ranked #4 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
The event crushed its listed guarantee by ₹1.50 Lakhs (a 10% surplus) after clocking in 165 entrants who bought in for ₹11,000. The top 20 places walked past the money line.
The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush found a champion in site loyalist Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares, who earned a paycheck of ₹41,659 after prevailing over Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer (2nd for ₹27,594) in the heads-up clash. The two-time The Classic champion, Tavares, breached the ₹27 Lakhs mark in lifetime earnings last night. The event generated a ₹2.21 Lakhs prize pool after clocking in 177 participants, and the top 29 places got paid.
‘Stanoneil86’ (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹28,631), ‘Dangerousdaku’ (Won Sunday Warm-Up ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹28,538), ‘Xbox0710‘ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹25,394), and Sunday Special runner-up finisher ‘Thucydidezz’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,809) were the other Sunday winners on PokerStars India.
The centerpiece of PokerDangal’s Dangal Value Series (DVS), the ₹10 Lakhs GTD DVS Main Event, was rescheduled after a technical disruption with the client last Sunday. Last night, the 109 survivors returned to the felts to play down to a champion, and taking the title home was the user ‘Unbelievebleluck,’ who won a cash prize of ₹1.50 Lakhs after defeating ‘flashsurya’ (2nd for ₹1.20 Lakhs) in the heads-up clash.
The other Sunday winners were:
|Player||Prize Amount||Event||Poker Site|
|Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj||₹1.84 Lakhs||WPT Hustle ₹4 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|peacelover||₹90,063||WPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh||₹81,276||WPT Late Night PKO ₹3 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora||₹63,013||WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|Anish 'PapaNegreanu' Arora||₹53,413||BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Sanu15||Reloaded ₹2 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares||₹41,659||Big Bubble Rush 2 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|TheTamizhDurrr||₹37,305||Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|DOT Com||₹36,225||OFC Fantasy Series #8 – Pineapple OH ₹1.15 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Aditya 'KesarDa' Kesharwani||₹28,707||Grinders#39 6-Max ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Moneyhoneymoney||₹27,921||BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Chaitanya 'chaitanyadhingra' Dhingra||₹25,290||BSS Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain||₹22,050||OFC Fantasy Series #7 Pineapple OH ₹70K GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar||₹21,863||Sunday Deep Freeze ₹75K GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Hemant 'hkm2828' Meena||₹15,720||Grinders#41 WTB ₹80K GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Sumit 'm0ney' Gupta||₹13,020||Grinders#38 ₹65K GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Mimoh||₹11,820||PLO Daily ₹40K GTD||PokerBaazi|
|molik06||₹10,575||Grinders#42 Turbo ₹50K GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Samrudra55||₹2,861||Grinders#37 ₹15K GTD||PokerBaazi|
WPT India Main Event ₹3 Crores GTD Final – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹16,500
Survivors – 227
Prize Pool – ₹3,00,00,000
Places Paid – 197
The biggest draw of Sunday, the ₹3 Crores GTD WPT Main Event, found a champion last night in former Full House champion Kushal ‘dimaria7’ Sogani, who won a jaw-dropping ₹47.45 Lakhs, the WPT Online India trophy, a Hublot watch, and a WPT Passport worth $5,000.
Sogani also finished fourth in the WPT 3000 for ₹1.37 Lakhs, improving his recorded winnings on Adda52 to ₹80.73 Lakhs, and ₹70.74 Lakhs in net profits.
The NPS Main Event champion Mohammad ‘blankspace’ Azhar placed runner-up for ₹34.09 Lakhs.
Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (3rd for ₹24.51 Lakhs), Puneet ‘j4jolly’ Mishra (4th for ₹17.62 Lakhs), Apratim ‘checmate’ Sharma (6th for ₹9.11 Lakhs) and Abhimanyu ‘PsychoDrama’ Mittal (7th for ₹6.55 Lakhs) also FT-ed the event.
A total of 227 survivors from across 10 starting flights returned for Day 2, and only 197 places got paid, with a min-cash worth ₹56,121.
Final Table Results
The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD – Day 2 – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹5,500
Entries – 1,068
Re-entries – 255
Re-buys – 687
Prize Pool – ₹1,00,50,000
Places Paid – 295
August ended on a high note on Spartan Poker with the final ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire edition of the month registered 2,010 entries across five starting flights – 10 more than the 2000 player guarantee. A total of 297 qualifying stacks (209 unique players) converged for Day 2 on Sunday.
Making his way past the competition was Young Gun Anuj ‘titooTauji’ Yadav, who beat Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma heads-up to add a career-second Millionaire win to his name, alongside the top prize of ₹16.83 Lakhs. Sharma finished runner-up for ₹9.27 Lakhs.
A former The Millionaire Legends champion, Anuj Yadav, has been in indomitable form since last month. He captured five titles at the IOPC July edition to emerge as the series topper. Before the weekend began, Yadav had already picked up momentum and posted two runner-up finishes in The Big Deal and the Highroller on Thursday. He also won the Friday flagship The Elite.
Yadav brought five qualifying stacks to Day 2 of The Millionaire and scored through all of them, placing 148th for ₹11,658, 212nd for ₹10,553, 274th for ₹9,045, 288th for ₹9,045, to cumulatively collect ₹17.24 Lakhs in the event.
The final table was choc-a-bloc with seasoned runners, and most of them scored multiple times. This included Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani (3rd for ₹6.41 Lakhs, 161st for ₹11,658, 287th for ₹9,045), Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (4th for ₹6.41 Lakhs, 88th for ₹17,990), Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (6th for ₹3.08 Lakhs, 138th for ₹13,065, 154th for ₹11,658), and Usman ‘Witty.White’ Alam (8th for ₹1.66 Lakhs, 204th for ₹10,553).
Amit Suresh ‘Kavipri’ Gehani (8th for ₹1.27 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassadors Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan (10th for ₹1.06 Lakhs, 13th for ₹94,571) and Gokul ‘The Greek Freak’ Raj (11th for ₹1.06 Lakhs), Mohitkumar Sunilkumar ‘FloatingMonkey’ Bohra (14th for ₹84,521), Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (15th for ₹84,521, 26th for ₹44,823), Advait ‘GTfO18’ Rajguru (16th for ₹74,471), Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram (17th for ₹85,023, 209th for ₹10,551), Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita (19th for ₹64,421) and Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (20th for ₹85,727, 71st for ₹21,306) were the other players who ran deep in the tourney.
Final Table Results
WPT Unreal ₹1 Crore GTD Day 2 – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹499
Entries – 16,943
Re-entries – 2,626
Prize Pool – ₹1,00,00,000
Places Paid – 2000
The ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal was bound to set a new benchmark in the country, and the event pretty much lived up to expectations. The marathon event managed to register a blistering 19,569 total entries over 30 starting flights, filling in ₹11.94 Lakhs in overlays. Day 2 had 2,048 runners in the fray after adopting the best stack forward concept, and only 2,000 of them got paid.
After all was done and dusted in this month-long event, the upcoming player Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Malik cemented her name as the first-ever WPT Unreal champion, winning a career-best ₹15 Lakhs, her first WPT Online trophy, and fourth WPT Online title.
With two more ITM finishes under her belt, Malik posted ₹15.02 Lakhs in Sunday earnings, touching ₹36.50 Lakhs in recorded winnings this year (₹8.73 Lakhs in annual profit).
A lady player from Pune, Simran killerinstincts’ Sharma (2nd for ₹10 Lakhs) and Ankita`s husband Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh (3rd for ₹8 Lakhs), secured podium finishes in the event.
Pavan ‘Pawan131’ Kumar placed sixth for ₹3.75 Lakhs.
Final Table Results
Sunday Superstack ₹40 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹11,000
Entries – 200
Re-entries – 78
Re-buys – 125
Prize Pool – ₹40,30,000
Places Paid – 39
Spartan Poker`s Sunday mainstay, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack, attracted 411 runners on its latest run, recording eight entries less than last week. The event could still collect a profitable ₹40.30 Lakhs in the prize pool.
Young Gun Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam played his stack to the finish line and eventually chopped the title heads-up for ₹7.09 Lakhs. ‘MysticRiver’ placed runner-up for ₹6.36 Lakhs, courtesy of the deal.
PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh (5th for ₹2.49 Lakhs), Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (6th for ₹1.88 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai (7th for ₹1.38 Lakhs) and Rahul ‘sttoned’ Kumar (8th for ₹1.02 Lakhs) were the other known players on the FT.
Final Table Results
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BSS SuperStack ₹20 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi
Buy-in – ₹5,500
Entries – 236
Re-entries – 250
Prize Pool – ₹24,30,000
Places Paid – 54
PokerBaazi’s signature Sunday tourney, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, was championed by the former Destiny winner Young Gun Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma for a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹4.88 Lakhs. Shashank ‘shashank171992’ Mehrotra came second for ₹3.42 Lakhs.
Kanchan Sharma finished ITM in three more events, including an FT score in The Millionaire (4th & 88th for ₹4.78 Lakhs cumulatively), netting a career-best ₹10.88 Lakhs (cumulatively).
The ₹5,500 entry buy-in event registered 486 runners, crushing its listed guarantee by a comfortable ₹4.30 Lakhs (over 20% more than its advertised guarantee).
Dishani ‘Dishvish’ Vijay (3rd for ₹2.20 Lakhs), Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria (4th for ₹1.63 Lakhs), Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar (5th for ₹1.22 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj (6th for ₹97,929), and WPT India Main Event third-place finisher Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (7th for ₹81,648) also FT-ed the event.
Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹48,843.
Final Table Results
Sunday Special – Progressive KO ₹18 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India
Buy-in – ₹5,500
Entries – 171
Re-entries – 138
Total Prize Pool – ₹18,00,000
Regular Prize Pool – ₹10,27,500
Bounty Prize Pool – ₹7,72,500
Places Paid – 34
Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood set a new benchmark last night by becoming the first player to cross the ₹10 Crore mark in online winnings. Getting him to this landmark figure was his inspiring run in PokerStars India’s Sunday flagship, the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO. Sood shipped the event for ₹3.07 Lakhs after besting yesterday`s Deepstack champion ‘Thucydidezz’ (2nd for ₹2.32 Lakhs) heads-up.
The 5 PM event recorded a starting field of 309 entrants, who coughed up ₹5,500 to enter, leaving an overlay of ₹2.55 Lakhs.
Pavan ‘Rootahua Macchi’ Kiran B (3rd for ₹1.52 Lakhs), Sunday Highroller champion Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni (4th for ₹90,161), and Abhimanyu ‘fraudscheme’ Mittal (7th for ₹51,032) also FT-ed the tourney.
Final Table Results
WPT 3000 ₹15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹3,000
Entries – 401
Re-entries – 318
Prize Pool – ₹19,61,432
Places Paid – 72
The last ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT 3000 event of the second edition of the WPTOI declared a winner in Manesh ‘TEAMfromHELL’ Rathod. After nine long hours of play, Rathod pipped the mystery player ‘babyiamhere’ (2nd for ₹2.84 Lakhs) heads-up to collect ₹4.90 Lakhs for the win.
The ₹3,000 entry buy-in event logged in a stacked 719-entry field, crushing its listed guarantee by ₹4.61 Lakhs. The top 72 runners walked past the money line.
PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha (6th for ₹68,650), long-time circuit regular Jasven ‘bajateraho’ Saigal (7th for ₹53,939), and WPT Wednesday Rush champion (August 11) Sajjan ‘haitohhai’ Barnwal (8th for ₹39,229) posted FT scores.
The WPT India Main Event champion Kushal ‘dimaria7′ Sogani placed fourth for ₹1.37 Lakhs.
Final Table Results
Sunday Highroller ₹15 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India
Buy-in – ₹11,000
Entries – 102
Re-entries – 63
Prize Pool – ₹16,50,000
Places Paid – 20
Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni came out trumps in PokerStars India`s Sunday Highroller and won ₹3.32 Lakhs. Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra placed second for ₹2.56 Lakhs.
The ₹11,000 entry buy-in event obliterated its advertised guarantee by almost 10% after pulling in a starting field of 165 challengers. The 7:30 PM event ended at 2:56 AM, and the top 20 places earned a payday.
PokerGuru Ambassadors Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (3rd for ₹1.97 Lakhs) and Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha (8th for ₹53,351) along with cash game streamer Aryan ‘PainProvider’ Chauhan (4th for ₹1.51 Lakhs), Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal (5th for ₹1.16 Lakhs), Anmol ‘freak_weird0’ Agarwal (7th for ₹69,293), and Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik (9th for ₹41,076) FT-ed the event.
Final Table Results
DVS Main Day 2 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal
Buy-in – ₹990
Entries – 651
Re-entries – 293
Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000
Places Paid – 95
PokerDangal user ‘Unbelievebleluck’ shipped the ₹10 Lakhs GTD DVS Main Event title to collect ₹1.50 Lakhs. The user ‘flashsurya’ placed runner-up for ₹1.20 Lakhs.
The event had 109 survivors convening after a weeklong break (due to technical issues), and the top 95 places got paid.
Money Heist ₹8 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹1,200
Entries – 347
Re-entries – 120
Re-buys – 225
Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000
Places Paid – 63
Spartan Poker`s 9 PM attraction, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Money Heist, had to fill in ₹38,800 in overlays after only 692 participants signed up to play. The action continued till 5.22 AM, and things went down the wire after the final two players shook hands on a deal.
The former EndBoss finalist Priyank ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ Kothari was awarded the title and ₹1.29 Lakhs. Rahul ‘iLiSHMaCh’ Sahni placed runner-up for ₹1.23 Lakhs.
The Money Heist win was Priyank Kothari’s 20th title victory this year, and boosted his online scorecard to ₹3.33 Crores.
Rishab ‘radda’ Gupta (5th for ₹43,600), poker streamer Shobhit ‘569poker’ Bhargava (7th for ₹25,680), and actor-cum-poker player Siddhanth ‘Liu Kang’ Kapoor (8th for ₹18,240) also FT-ed the event.
Final Table Results
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WPT Hustle ₹5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹1,100
Entries – 504
Re-entries – 294
Prize Pool – ₹7,98,000
Places Paid – 82
Spiking its prize pool guarantee by ₹1 Lakh, the last WPT Hustle event at the series logged in a mammoth 798 participants, creating a guarantee-bursting ₹7.98 Lakhs prize pool.
Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj clinched the title to win ₹1.84 Lakhs, besting ‘peacelover’ (anonymity requested) heads-up. The latter netting ₹1.05 Lakhs for his second-place finish.
Niteen Raj topped the WPT Mini leaderboard standings, raking in an additional ₹2.55 Lakhs in prize money.
Meanwhile, the runner-up finisher ‘peacelover’ was gunning for their second WPT title of Sunday, having earlier won the WPT Multiplier for ₹90,063.
Friday’s Grinders#27 Highroller runner-up finisher Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi (5th for ₹37,905) & Rishabh ‘rishabh002’ Gupta (6th for ₹26,254) also FT-ed the event.
Final Table Results
BSS MonsterStack 6-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi
Buy-in – ₹2,750
Entries – 129
Re-entries – 104
Prize Pool – ₹5,82,500
Places Paid – 27
Young Gun Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover outran the 233-player field in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS#3 MonsterStack 6-Max to win ₹1.37 Lakhs. The former IOPC – Mega Stack winner Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj came second for ₹96,171.
Shashank ‘Iverson003’ Shekhar (3rd for ₹61,862), Maria ‘MariaKirloskar’ Kirloskar (4th for ₹45,785), Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari (5th for ₹34,368), and last night`s Money Heist champion Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari (7th for ₹22,834) also FT-ed the tourney.
Final Table Results
Grinders#40 Main Event ₹5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi
Buy-in – ₹1,100
Entries – 309
Re-entries – 309
Prize Pool – ₹6,18,000
Places Paid – 72
Vijay ‘VIJAYAIR01’ Singh was the last player standing in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Grinders#40 Main Event and won a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹1.17 Lakhs. Singh defeated ‘stonedurr’ heads-up, with the latter earning ₹81,885.
Pankaj ‘Jmdpanku’ Sharma (3rd for ₹52,654), Sanjay ‘raskolnikov’ Chauudhury (4th for ₹38,996), Vishal ‘Darky’ Ojha (6th for ₹23,422), Nathaniel ‘ante2410’ Fancon (7th for ₹19,529), and Sreeharsha ‘yUDdam’ Boneni (8th for ₹15,574) posted FT scores.
Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹11,680.
Final Table Results
OFC Fantasy Series #09 Main Event ₹3 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹3,300
Entries – 44
Re-entries – 24
Re-buys – 39
Prize Pool – ₹3,21,000
Places Paid – 9
The three-day-long ₹17 Lakhs GTD OFC Festival came to a finish on Sunday, and the biggest attraction on the schedule was the ₹3 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #9 Main Event – Pineapple OH.
The event registered 107 entrants (after re-entries and re-buys) to collect a ₹3.21 Lakhs prize pool. Sumit K ‘Newsharkintown’ Dogra proved the eventual champion and won ₹93,572, with Suresh ‘pokergambit’ Kolli finishing runner-up for ₹67,410.
Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (4th for ₹33,063), Kiran ‘KingAA’ Kumar (6th for ₹19,902), and Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain (8th for ₹9,539) posted FT scores in the event.
Big Bubble Rush ₹2 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India
Buy-in – ₹1,375
Entries – 91
Re-entries – 86
Prize Pool – ₹2,21,250
Places Paid – 29
PokerStars India reg Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares took down the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush for ₹41,659 after besting Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer (2nd for ₹27,594) in heads-up play.
The ₹1,375 entry buy-in event logged in 177 challengers to create a guarantee crushing ₹2.21 Lakhs prize pool.
Ajay ‘AJ14071988’ Sharma (4th for ₹14,894), Madhab ‘madhabpal2015’ Pal (5th for ₹7,579), Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu (6th for ₹12,586), Adwait ‘Adwait Pol’ Pol (7th for ₹6,494), Vishal ‘KeepYourC()()I_’ Sharma (8th for ₹3,775), and Yash ‘Yash9694’ Jain (9th for ₹5,181) also FT-ed the tourney!
Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTD – Khelo365
Buy-in – ₹1,650
Entries – 36
Re-entries – 6
Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000
Places Paid – 5
Khelo365 user ‘7371973890’ outlasted a 42-entry field in the site`s ₹1 Lakh GTD Sunday marquee, the Big Bang, to collect ₹43,000. ‘ITISJOHNNY’ finished runner-up for ₹23,000.
Dominator ₹50K GTD – Khelo365
Buy-in – ₹550
Entries – 57
Re-entries – 30
Prize Pool – ₹50,000
Places Paid – 9
Khelo365 regular ‘nishant24k’ added ₹16,000 to their poker bankroll after conquering the ₹50K GTD Dominator last night. ‘ajaashish’ placed second for ₹10,000.
This report was updated at 8:30 PM on 30.08.2021.
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