PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved is the Latest “The Millionaire” Champion; Wins Back-to-Back Titles to Bank ₹44.26 Lakhs in Sunday Winnings!

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis May 10, 2021
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May is off to a flying start and the second Sunday of the month turned out to be a blockbuster one! Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire Series 2.0 wrapped up proceedings in style with the series showstopper, the 1.50 Crore GTD Millionaire Series #16 – The Millionaire, crowing a champion in PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved! The MTT pro is the third PokerGuru Ambassador to ship The Millionaire title in the past two months, after Laksh Pal Singh (Won The Millionaire on April 11) and Vishal Bajaj (Won The Millionaire on March 28)! And it’s the second consecutive time a member of PokerGuru Staking has won The Millionaire Series showstopper. Ashutosh Balodhi had won The Millionaire title at the inaugural series last December.

Given that the final table comprised some of the most prominent names of the domestic circuit, it wasn’t an easy task to accomplish. Nonetheless, Kartik Ved proved his mettle, taking down his career-first Millionaire title for a jaw-dropping 30.31 Lakhs (1st for 29.90 Lakhs, 127th for 23,530, and 261st for 17,560).

Not happy with just shipping The Millionaire, Ved also won the Millionaire Series #14 – Deepstack for 12.76 Lakhs and ran deep in two more tournaments, registering a whopping 44.26 Lakhs in Sunday earnings!

“Always the bridesmaid, never a bride” sadly seems to have become an adage that is most applicable to Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi. The talented poker pro did exceptionally well to finish second in the Millionaire Series – The Millionaire for 17.21 Lakhs (2nd for 16.61 Lakhs, 77th for 32,410, and 98th for 27,745) in total winnings.

Besides Kartik Ved and Shardul Parathasarathi, Goonjan Mall was another seasoned campaigner to book a seven-figure Sunday score as he championed Adda52’s 50 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Big Game for a massive 16.33 Lakhs.

Manish Lakhotia (Won PokerStars India’s Sunday Special for 2.75 Lakhs), Amit Kaushik (Won PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for 2.67 Lakhs), Aditya Kulkarni (Won PokerBaazi’s BSS#5 MegaStack for 1.54 Lakhs), Tanay Hegde (Won PokerBaazi’s BSS#3 MonsterStack for 1.48 Lakhs) and Biplob Rana (Won Adda52’s Ship It for 1.24 Lakhs) won the other Sunday marquees.

Here are the Sunday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

The Millionaire Series 2.0 on Spartan Poker culminated last night, and what a night it was for one Mr. Kartik Ved! The PokerGuru Ambassador has had a few close calls in The Millionaire in the past, the most recent of which was his fifth-place finish in 1.75 Crore GTD IOPC #73 Millionaire Legends (for 9.39 Lakhs) on February 25. The Mumbai-based pro finally got the monkey off his back as he took down his career-first Millionaire title last night in the 1.50 Crore GTD Millionaire Series #16 – The Millionaire for 29.90 Lakhs! Ved is now the second PokerGuru Staking member to have won the star attraction of the Millionaire Series. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh Balodhi had shipped the event at the inaugural series in December last year.

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved


In fact, Ved had carried multiple stacks to Day 2 and ended up with two more ITM finishes, netting 30.31 Lakhs overall. His The Millionaire ITM finishes include:

– 1st for 29,90,468

– 127th for 23,530

– 261st for 17,560

Not only that, Kartik Ved scored a second title in the 40 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #14 – Deepstack, adding a hefty 12.76 Lakhs more to his bankroll. He also made two other ITM finishes, in all, raking in 44.26 Lakhs in Sunday earnings!

> 13th in Adda52’s 50 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Big Game for 89,250

> 12th in PokerStars India’s 12 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller for 29,274).

Coming back to the Millionaire Series #16 – The Millionaire, the 11,000 entry buy-in event logged in 1,756 entries through five starting flights, collecting a guarantee-crushing 1.76 Crores prize pool. Day 2 on Sunday had 271 qualifying stacks (188 unique) in contention. It took Kartik Ved six hours and 18 minutes to get the job done. As expected, the Sunday flagship whittled down to a star-studded final table.

Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi has now become a runner-up extraordinaire. The top four online scores belonging to the Chennai-based pro have all been runner-up finishes in marquee tourneys, comprising PokerBaazi’s The Game Changer 3.0, Spartan Poker’s IOPC#52 High Roller, and PokerBaazi’s APT#33 Championship Event. Last night, Parthasarathi pocketed 17.21 Lakhs (2nd for 16.61 Lakhs, 77th for 32,410, and 98th for 27,745) from three ITM finishes in The Millionaire.

Runner-up Shardul Parthasarathi
Runner-up Shardul Parthasarathi


Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (3rd for 11.57 Lakhs), Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal (4th for 8.37 Lakhs), Bheem ‘MaiMeel’ Singh Meena (5th for 6.75 Lakhs) and Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (6th for 5.40 Lakhs) were others who final-tabled The Millionaire.

Bhanu Prakash KC
Bhanu Prakash KC


Moving on to the other Sunday flagships on Spartan Poker, as mentioned earlier, Kartik Ved stole the thunder on the closing day of The Millionaire Series by winning a second flagship title in the 40 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #14 – Deepstack for 12.76 Lakhs. He denied teammate Gokul ‘Super Kings’ Raj the title in heads-up play, the latter raking in a second-place payout worth 7.65 Lakhs. The event garnered 851 entries, filling in 51 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Runner-up Gokul Raj
Runner-up Gokul Raj


Besides The Millionaire, the Millionaire Series 2.0 had another multi-flight event playing down to a winner last night, the 10 Lakhs GTD D’Lite. The affordable 220 entry buy-in ensured the tourney attracted a lot of attention, and the event ended up building a 12 Lakhs prize pool on the back of a whopping 6,002 entries across seven flights. The mystery user ‘bhaubhau’ shipped the event for 1.57 Lakhs following a heads-up chop. They scored two more times in the event, for 1.59 Lakhs (220th for 1,080 and 383rd for 720) in total winnings.

The runner-up Dhaval ‘mahakal07’ Solanki banked 1.25 Lakhs (runner-up for 1.24 Lakhs and 168th for 1,081), and Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira came third for 58,820.

Myron Pereira
Myron Pereira


The final event of the series, the 8 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #17, logged in 1,088 participants, posting a 10.88 Lakhs prize pool. The unknown user ‘puffpuffpass’ won the event for 1.53 Lakhs, after striking a three-way deal with ‘Zed49’ (runner-up for 1.46 Lakhs) and ‘unknown player’ (3rd for 1.27 Lakhs).

With the Millionaire Series 2.0 now in the books, the series leaderboard standings have been formalized. The Millionaire Series #8 The Elite winner Kanav ‘slickooo’ Parwal (3,165 points) topped the leaderboard, taking home 2.40 Lakhs in leaderboard prizes, while TLB crusher

Kanav Parwal
Kanav Parwal


Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (2,792 points) finished runner-up for 1.80 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (2,493 points) locked in the third spot for 1.50 Lakhs, following his spectacular Sunday run.

The Millionaire Series 2.0 Leaderboard Standings

RankPlayerPointsPrize (BM)
1Kanav 'slickooo' Parwal3,165₹2,40,000
2Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC2,792₹1,80,000
3Kartik 'TheInternetKid' Ved2,493₹1,50,000
4Myron 'Zzzzz369' Pereira2,453₹1,20,000
5Arjun 'lol this guy' Pasricha2,383₹1,00,000
6Laksh 'LuckyBhai$' Pal Singh2,270₹80,000
7Jaya 'denb' Bharathkumar Prajapati2,133₹60,000
8Anant 'Dr.Infinitipower' Malik2,010₹40,000
9Gaurav 'mozzie17' Sood1,979₹20,000
10Kunal 'NutsTodayBluffTomorrow' Patni1,897₹10,000


PokerStars India

The 15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special Progressive KO headlined PokerStars India’s Sunday roster, and a turnout of 284 entries resulted in an overlay shortfall of 80,000. The two-time Millionaire champion Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia was the last player standing and won 2.75 Lakhs (includes 1.42 Lakhs in bounties) for the outright victory. The Game Changer 2.0 winner Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain finished runner-up for 1.67 Lakhs (includes 34,336 in bounties).

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia


Ranked #3 on the annual leaderboard, Manish Lakhotia now has 7.06 Crores in lifetime online winnings.

The 12 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller made a return on PokerStars India yesterday. The 11,000 entry buy-in tourney clocked in 122 entries and just about managed to surpass its listed guarantee by 20,000. PokerStars India reg Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik championed the event for 2.67 Lakhs, just as Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma came in second for 2.05 Lakhs.

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik


Amit Kaushik put out a stunning run last night, netting over 7 Lakhs overall. His deep runs include:

2nd in the Deepstack Madness for 3,34,828

1st in PokerStars India`s Sunday Highroller for 2,67,407

2nd in the BSS#2 Afternoon for 47,275

11th in the Sunday Special PKO for 31,330

15th in PokerBaazi`s BSS#4 SuperStack for 28,080

Amit Kaushik now sits on 1.11 Crores in lifetime online winnings after his stellar Sunday run.



The Baazi Super Sunday (BSS) series ran yet another edition yesterday, and leading the charge as always was the 20 Lakhs GTD BSS#4 SuperStack. 468 entrants ponied up the 5,500 entry buy-in, generating a 23.40 Lakhs prize pool. PokerBaazi reg ‘acessorted’ (anonymity requested) took down the event for a personal-best 4.70 Lakhs, after besting Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia (runner-up for 3.29 Lakhs) in heads-up play. The champion now has 18.26 Lakhs in site-cashes.

The 5 Lakhs GTD BSS#5 MegaStack registered 262 entries, creating a 6.55 Lakhs prize pool. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni emerged victorious after a little over seven hours of play, banking a 1.54 Lakhs top prize. ‘Chetraj100’ placed runner-up for 1.08 Lakhs. Kulkarni also FT-ed Adda52’s 5 Lakhs GTD Ship It (5th for 35,963).

Aditya Kulkarni
Aditya Kulkarni


The 5 Lakhs GTD BSS#3 MonsterStack 6–Max ran from 5 PM to 10:30 PM, locking in 252 entries and posting a 6.30 Lakhs prize pool. Tanay ‘tannycruz’ Hegde won the event for 1.48 Lakhs, and Vatsalya ‘MaxEV’ Rao finished runner-up for 1.04 Lakhs.

Tanay Hegde
Tanay Hegde


‘alex16’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD BSS#2 Afternoon for ₹67,370), Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja (Won BSS#6 After Party for ₹64,061) and Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD BSS#1 Kickoff for ₹41,810) were the other BSS title winners.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh


With three ITM finishes on Sunday, the BSS#3 MonsterStack champion Tanay Hegde topped the BSS leaderboard with 1,194 points, taking home an additional 25,000 in prize money. Rising star Aman Parakh (1,108 points) came in second for 20,000, while the BSS#4 SuperStack winner ‘acessorted’ (1,017 points) placed third for 15,000.



Headlining Adda52’s Sunday schedule was the 50 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Big Game that posted a colossal 59.50 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 238 entries. The 27,500 entry buy-in event played out for nine hours and nine minutes, ultimately concluding with seasoned pro Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall emerging as the champion. The three-time Millionaire runner-up outlasted two-times The Ballers champion ‘pokraj’ (runner-up for 9.52 Lakhs) heads-up to claim the title and top prize of 16.33 Lakhs. With this win, Goonjan Mall has boosted his lifetime online tally to 6.78 Crores.

Goonjan Mall
Goonjan Mall


The 20 Lakhs GTD Deepstack Madness wrangled in 611 participants, generating a 24.44 Lakhs prize pool. The anonymous user ‘pratap2904’

championed the event for 5.74 Lakhs, while PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller champion Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik picked up his second FT finish for 3.34 Lakhs.

The 5 Lakhs GTD “Ship It” found a winner in Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana for 1.24 Lakhs. ‘yuni007’ finished runner-up for 91,316.

The other Sunday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni₹1.35 LakhsHurricane ₹4.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
alex16₹67,370BSS#2 Afternoon ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal₹51,860Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Aditya 'KesarDaa' Kesharwani₹44,826Sunday Night Rider ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh₹41,810 BSS#1 Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTDBSS#1 Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTD – PokerBaazi
Christo91₹40,000Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTDKhelo365
chauhan9186₹38,807Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Aaapus₹38,002Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
mr.wayne9975₹30,908Sunday Warm-Up ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
chupchap fld kr₹23,965Sunday Supersonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Padukon₹16,000Dominator ₹50K GTDKhelo365
Amit1195₹9,300Insomnia ₹30K GTDPokerDangal
Abhi98₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365


Millionaire Series #16 – The Millionaire 1.5 Crores GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 945

Re-entries – 285

Re-buys – 526

Prize Pool – ₹1,75,60,000

Places Paid – 271

Pulling the curtains down on The Millionaire Series 2,0 was the ₹1.5 Crores GTD Millionaire Series #16 – The Millionaire. The ₹11,000 entry buy-in tourney filled in 1,756 entries (Day 1A – 306, Day 1B – 336, Day 1C – 193, Day 1D – 428, Day 1E Turbo – 493) across five starting flights, and 271 players got a share from the whopping ₹1.76 Crores prize pool (almost 17% more than the advertised guarantee).

Day 2 began at 10 PM on Sunday with 271 qualifying stacks (Day 1A – 44, Day 1B – 54, Day 1C – 30, Day 1D – 63, Day 1E Turbo – 80) that included 188 unique players.

After six hours and 18 minutes of play on Day 2, PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved took down his first The Millionaire title, netting a personal-best (on Spartan Poker) ₹29.90 Lakhs. Ved had made it to Day 2 with three qualifying stacks and cashed all of them for ₹30.32 Lakhs in total winnings in the event. His other deep runs include:

> 127th for ₹23,530

> 261st for ₹17,560

The operations head at PokerGuru Staking put up a great example for the team by pulling out a second Sunday title in the Millionaire Series #14 – Deepstack, banking ₹12.77 Lakhs. He finished ITM in three more events, including two deep runs to post a jaw-dropping ₹44.28 Lakh in total winnings, making him the second-biggest single-day winner of 2021. His other deep runs include:

> 13th in Adda52 Big Game for ₹89,250

> 12th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹29,274

> 76th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special PKO for ₹1,250

The breakout Sunday run has made Kartik Ved the 18th player to cross ₹1 Crore in annual earnings this year. In fact, he jumped 21 places to take the #7 place on the 2021 leaderboard standings with over ₹1.24 Crores in yearly scores. His annual profits are approximately over ₹69 Lakhs now. Ved now has over ₹5.80 Crores in lifetime winnings and around ₹2.36 Crores in net profits.

Coincidentally, it`s the second consecutive time a PokerGuru Ambassador has taken down the showstopper title at The Millionaire Series. At the inaugural TMS – Millionaire, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh Balodhi had championed the tourney to collect ₹34.24 Lakhs.

A player almost synonymous with securing runner-up scores in several premium marquees, Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi, yet again, secured a runner-up payday in The Millionaire last night for ₹16.61 Lakhs. Parthasarathi cashed two more times in the event (77th for ₹32,410 and 98th for ₹27,745), netting a cumulative ₹17.21 Lakhs. He has moved up four spots to #6 on the annual leaderboard rankings with over ₹1.28 Crores in yearly earnings.

Kavish ‘Dietchips’ Kukreja bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹2.23 Lakhs.

The action-packed final table featured the likes of TLB crusher Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (3rd for ₹11.57 Lakhs), Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal (4th for ₹8.38 Lakhs and 182nd for ₹21,072), Bheem Singh ‘MaiMeel’ Meena (5th for ₹6.76 Lakhs and 193rd for ₹19,141), Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (6th for ₹5.41 Lakhs and 239th for ₹17,560), ‘Sygrayem’ (7th for ₹4.14 Lakhs, 143rd for 23530, and 228th for ₹17,560), and ‘borntrouble’ (anonymity requested) (8th for ₹2.92 Lakhs), 232nd for ₹17,560, 240th for ₹17,560, and 260th for ₹17,560).

Final Table Results

  1. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – ₹29,90,468
  2. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi – ₹16,61,176
  3. Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC – ₹11,57,204
  4. Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal – ₹8,37,612
  5. Bheem Singh ‘MaiMeel’ Meena – ₹6,75,884
  6. Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma – ₹5,40,848
  7. Sygrayem – ₹4,13,538
  8. borntrouble – ₹2,91,672


Adda52 Big Game 50 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹27,500

Entries – 148

Re-entries – 90

Prize Pool – ₹59,50,000

Places Paid – 24

The headline Sunday tourney on Adda52, the ₹50 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Big Game, signed up 238 participants to create a juicy ₹59.50 Lakhs prize pool and the top 24 places boarded the money bus.

Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall was the last player standing and won ₹16.33 Lakhs after defeating the mystery crusher ‘pokraj’ (runner-up for ₹9.52 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

The seven-figure Sunday score pushed the three-time The Millionaire runner-up finisher, Goonjan Mall, into the top 10 annual leaderboard rankings!

PokerGuru Ambassadors Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha (4th for ₹5.11 Lakhs) and Vivek ‘vivek94540’ Singh (6th for ₹2.52 Lakhs) FT-ed the tourney!

Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (3rd for ₹7.14 Lakhs), Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan (5th for ₹3.57 Lakhs), Shashank ‘felter’ Jain (7th for ₹1.93 Lakhs), and Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover (8th for ₹1.48 Lakhs) were the others banking FT payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹16,33,275
  2. pokraj – ₹9,52,000
  3. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹7,14,000
  4. Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha – ₹5,11,700
  5. Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan – ₹3,57,000
  6. Vivek ‘vivek94540’ Singh – ₹2,52,875
  7. Shashank ‘felter’ Jain – ₹1,93,375
  8. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – ₹1,48,750


Millionaire Series #14 – Deepstack 40 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹6,600

Entries – 403

Re-entries – 178

Re-buys – 270

Prize Pool – ₹51,06,000

Places Paid – 70

One of the featured Sunday events on the last day of The Millionaire Series, the ₹6,600 entry buy-in, ₹40 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #14 – Deepstack registered 851 entries that helped collect ₹51 Lakhs in the prize pool (over 25% more than the advertised guarantee).

It turned out to be the last Sunday flagship to play down to a winner today, with the action winding down at 7:47 AM.

After a marathon of 10 hours and 47 minutes of play, PokerGuru Ambassador & Millionaire Series – The Millionaire champion Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved set a new record at the series by winning his second Sunday title and a ₹17.77 Lakhs payday. The WSOP bracelet winner bested teammate Gokul ‘Super Kings’ Raj (runner-up for ₹7.66 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

The former SSS – The Millionaire champion, Gokul Raj, had posted a deep run in The Millionaire Series – The Millionaire (23rd for ₹1.17 Lakhs) earlier and ended up adding ₹8.83 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. He currently sits on ₹4.80 Crores in lifetime winnings (₹1.95 Crores in net profits).

Young Gun and SSS – The Millionaire champion Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam (3rd for ₹4.34 Lakhs), Anubhav ‘KillaBot’ Ray (4th for ₹3.06 Lakhs), Tripti ‘rakecity’ Narang (5th for ₹2.04 Lakhs), Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma (6th for ₹1.53 Lakhs), Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma (7th for ₹1.02 Lakhs), and Jaykumer ‘Ata Ata Ata Ata’ Pandya (8th for ₹76,590) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – ₹12,76,500
  2. Gokul ‘Super Kings’ Raj – ₹7,65,900
  3. Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam – ₹4,34,010
  4. Anubhav ‘KillaBot’ Ray – ₹3,06,360
  5. Tripti ‘rakecity’ Narang – ₹2,04,240
  6. Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma – ₹1,53,180
  7. Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma – ₹1,02,120
  8. Jaykumer ‘Ata Ata Ata Ata’ Pandya – ₹76,590


Deepstack Madness 20 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 330

Re-entries – 281

Prize Pool – ₹24,44,000

Places Paid – 63

The ₹20 Lakhs GTD Deepstack Madness clocked in 611 contenders. The 7:30 PM tourney got in the books at 3:59 AM, with last week`s The Baller`s champion ‘pratap2904’ walking away with the title and the ₹5.74 Lakhs cash prize that came with it. PokerStars India`s Sunday Highroller champion Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik making his third FT appearance of the day, placed runner-up for ₹3.34 Lakhs.

Sumit ‘runrabbitrun’ Advani (3rd for ₹2.22 Lakhs), Rising Star Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh (4th for ₹1.71 Lakhs), and Umang ‘umang94’ Kakarania (6th for ₹85,540) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. pratap2904 – ₹5,74,340
  2. Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik – ₹3,34,828
  3. Sumit ‘runrabbitrun’ Advani – ₹2,22,404
  4. Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh – ₹1,71,080
  5. Tyche – ₹1,22,200
  6. Umang ‘umang94’ Kakarania – ₹85,540
  7. Padma37 – ₹67,210
  8. debapriya_12345 – ₹48,880


BSS#4 SuperStack 20 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 241

Re-entries – 227

Prize Pool – ₹23,40,000

Places Paid – 54

PokerBaazi`s ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS#4 SuperStack roped in 468 runners that made for a prize pool collection of ₹23.40 Lakhs.

A little over eight and half hours of intense action later, ‘acessorted’ (anonymity requested) outlasted the competition, including a formidable heads-up opponent in last Thursday’s The Godfather champion, Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia to win ₹4.70 Lakhs. Lakhotia received ₹3.30 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Arun ‘Yoda’ Poply (3rd for ₹2.12 Lakhs), Friday’s The Weekly HighRoller champion PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘indianrat’ Desai (4th for ₹1.57 Lakhs), Rohit ‘Kudos0505’ Behal (6th for ₹94,302), Rising Star Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna (7th for ₹78,624), and Tanay ‘tannycruz’ Hegde (8th for ₹62,712) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. acessorted – ₹4,70,340
  2. Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia – ₹3,29,706
  3. Arun ‘Yoda’ Poply – ₹2,12,004
  4. Shashank ‘indianrat’ Desai – ₹1,56,780
  5. deepank10 – ₹1,17,702
  6. Rohit ‘Kudos0505’ Behal – ₹94,302
  7. Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna – ₹78,624
  8. Tanay ‘tannycruz’ Hegde – ₹62,712


Sunday Special Progressive KO 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 165

Re-entries – 119

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 31

PokerStars India’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special Progressive KO began proceedings at 5 PM yesterday. It registered 284 entries, filling in ₹80,000 in overlays.

The tourney wound down to a champion at 1.07 AM on Monday. And coming out on top was none other than the two-time Millionaire champion Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia, who earned the bragging rights and a ₹2.75 Lakhs (includes ₹1.42 Lakhs in bounties) payday. The Game Changer 2.0 champion Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain finished runner-up for ₹1.67 Lakhs (includes ₹34,336 in bounties).

Manish Lakhotia, the #3 ranked player on the annual leaderboard, won the Sunday Special PKO title for the second time last night in less than a month. He currently boasts ₹7.06 Crores in lifetime winnings (₹1.92 Crores in net profits).

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh ‘ballistik310’ Chadha (6th for ₹76,870) was the only other known player on the FT.

Runner-up Shagun Jain
Runner-up Shagun Jain


Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia – ₹2,74,610
  2. Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain – ₹1,66,973
  3. Dan0379 – ₹1,05,157
  4. GudThimma – ₹1,20,602
  5. Bashir@321 – ₹61,102
  6. Arjanveer Singh ‘ballistik310’ Chadha – ₹76,870
  7. InTooDeep41 – ₹42,540
  8. FLlPflops – ₹39,110


Sunday Highroller 12 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 75

Re-entries – 47

Prize Pool – ₹12,20,000

Places Paid – 15

The 7.30 PM attraction on PokerStars India, the Sunday Highroller, witnessed a turnout of 122 runners, and the top 15 places took a bite out of the ₹12.20 Lakhs prize pool. It took Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik under seven hours of play to take down the title and the first-place purse of ₹2.67 Lakhs. Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma finished runner-up for ₹2.05 Lakhs.

Kaushik was among the big Sunday scorers and raked in over ₹7 Lakhs on the back of several other deep runs, boosting his online tally to ₹1.11 Crore. His other Sunday scores include:

– 2nd in the Deepstack Madness for ₹3.34 Lakhs

– 2nd in the BSS #2 Afternoon for ₹47,275

– 11th in the Sunday Special PKO for ₹31,330

– 15th in the BSS #4 SuperStack for ₹28,080

Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj (3rd for ₹1.58 Lakhs), Guneet ‘GSK1515’ Kwatra (4th for ₹93,828), Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal (6th for ₹72,214), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (7th for ₹55,579) and Ranjeet ‘Bedevilforyou’ Negi (9th for ₹32,922) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Vaibhav Sharma
Runner-up Vaibhav Sharma


Final Table Results

  1. Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik – ₹2,67,407
  2. Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma – ₹2,05,808
  3. Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj – ₹1,58,399
  4. Palden58 – ₹1,21,911
  5. Guneet ‘GSK1515’ Kwatra – ₹93,828
  6. Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal – ₹72,214
  7. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – ₹55,579
  8. Jaffery25 – ₹42,776
  9. Ranjeet ‘Bedevilforyou’ Negi – ₹32,922


Millionaire Series #15 – D’Lite 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹220

Entries – 3,000

Re-entries – 606

Re-buys –2,396

Prize Pool – ₹12,00,400

Places Paid – 599

The other multi-day tourney that wound down to a winner on Sunday, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #15 – D’Lite, locked in an astonishing 6,002 entries (Day 1A – 779, Day 1B – 916, Day 1C – 854, Day 1D – 871, Day 1E – 731, Day 1F – 848, Day 1G Turbo – 1,003) across seven starting flights, accumulating ₹12. Lakhs in the prize pool.

Starting at the same time as Day 2 of The Millionaire, the D’Lite had 632 qualifying stacks (Day 1A – 87, Day 1B – 87, Day 1C – 84, Day 1D – 85, Day 1E – 81, Day 1F – 90, Day 1G Turbo – 118) in contention – this included 459 unique players.

A relatively unknown user, ‘bhaubhau,’ shipped the tourney to win a personal-best (on Spartan Poker) ₹1.58 Lakhs. The player finished ITM two more times in the event (220th for ₹1,080 and 383rd for ₹720) for ₹1.60 Lakhs in total winnings. The winner now has ₹1.81 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker (₹1.55 Lakhs in net profits).

Dhaval ‘mahakal07’ Solanki finished runner-up for ₹1.24 Lakhs courtesy of a heads-up chop. Solanki’s second ITM score in the event was an 168th place finish worth ₹1,081, and these scores helped him cross the ₹10 Lakh-mark in lifetime winnings.

Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira (3rd for ₹58,820), Sacheen ‘chiefisback’ Ramchandani (5th for ₹30,010), and Rahul ‘Rahsam’ Bajaj (6th for ₹25,208 and 203rd for ₹1,080) FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. bhaubhau – ₹1,57,970*
  2. Dhaval ‘mahakal07’ Solanki – ₹1,24,124*
  3. Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira – ₹58,820
  4. MichaelScarn – ₹40,814
  5. Sacheen ‘chiefisback’ Ramchandani – ₹30,010
  6. Rahul ‘Rahsam’ Bajaj – ₹25,208
  7. skulleredge – ₹20,887
  8. DON77777 – ₹16,806

*denotes a heads-up deal


Millionaire Series #17 8 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 493

Re-entries – 178

Re-buys – 417

Prize Pool – ₹10,88,000

Places Paid – 95

Spartan Poker`s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #17 clocked in 1,088 entrants to post a prize pool worth ₹10.88 Lakhs (over a third more than the advertised guarantee). The top 95 places walked past the money line, with a min-cash worth ₹3,210.

The user ‘puffpuffpass’ navigated his way to the top to walk away with the title and a site-best ₹1.53 Lakhs after striking a three-way deal on the FT with ‘Zed49′ (runner-up for ₹1.47 Lakhs) and ‘unknown player’ (3rd for 1.27 Lakhs).

The mystery champion ‘puffpuffpass’ now has ₹6.48 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker (₹3.70 Lakhs in net profits).

Millionaire Series #8 The Elite champion Kanav ‘slickooo’ Parwal (5th for ₹55,597) and Rajesh ‘Folsom’ Kumar (7th for ₹31,552) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. puffpuffpass – ₹1,53,317*
  2. Zed49 – ₹1,46,810*
  3. unknown player – ₹1,27,239*
  4. TheMeisTeR – ₹70,176
  5. Kanav ‘slickooo’ Parwal – ₹55,597
  6. faskb0509 – ₹43,302
  7. Rajesh ‘Folsom’ Kumar – ₹31,552
  8. iamraman – ₹21,564

*denotes a three-way deal


BSS#5 MegaStack 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 155

Re-entries – 107

Prize Pool – ₹6,55,000

Places Paid – 27

Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni ran past a field of 262 entrants in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS#5 MegaStack to win ₹1.54 Lakhs. Thursday’s The Summit seventh-place finisher, the mystery reg ‘Chetraj100,’ placed runner-up for ₹1.08 Lakh.

Thursday’s The Summit fifth-place finisher Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal (3rd for ₹69,561), Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (4th for ₹51,483), Monster Turbo champion Ashish ‘Imgabru’ Kumar (5th for ₹38,645), Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal (6th for ₹30,916), Yogesh ‘pokerbrat0118’ Choudhary (7th for ₹25,676), and Harrish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary (8th for ₹20,567) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni – ₹1,54,122
  2. Chetraj100 – ₹1,08,141
  3. Ashish ‘Notorio uskonvict’ Nailwal – ₹69,561
  4. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – ₹51,483
  5. Ashish ‘Imgabru’ Kumar – ₹38,645
  6. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – ₹30,916
  7. Yogesh ‘pokerbrat0118’ Choudhary – ₹25,676
  8. Harrish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary – ₹20,567


BSS#3 MonsterStack 6–Max 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 132

Re-entries – 120

Prize Pool – ₹6,30,000

Places Paid – 27

Young talent Tanay ‘tannycruz’ Hegde took down the 5 PM special ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS Monster 6-Max for ₹1.48 Lakhs. Vatsalya ‘MaxEV’ Rao pocketed ₹1.04 Lakhs for his second-place finish.

Tanay Hegde also finished eighth in the BSS#4 SuperStack for ₹62,712 and now sits on ₹22.16 Lakhs in lifetime winnings.

Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik (3rd for ₹49,518), Parth ‘VINAY7690’ Aggarwal (5th for ₹37,170), and Akshay ‘darulerofall’ Gupta (6th for ₹29,736) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Vatsalya Rao
Runner-up Vatsalya Rao


Final Table Results

  1. Tanay ‘tannycruz’ Hegde – ₹1,48,239
  2. Vatsalya ‘MaxEV’ Rao – ₹1,04,013
  3. brv07 – ₹66,906
  4. Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik – ₹49,518
  5. Parth ‘VINAY7690’ Aggarwal – ₹37,170
  6. Akshay ‘darulerofall’ Gupta – ₹29,736


Ship It 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 362

Re-entries – 330

Prize Pool – ₹6,92,003

Places Paid – 71

Adda52’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Ship It managed to generate a guarantee-crushing ₹6.92 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 692 entries, and the top 71 places earned a payday.

Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana was the last player standing and won ₹1.24 Lakhs after besting ‘yuni007’ (runner-up for ₹91,316) in the heads-up showdown.

Sandeep ‘2EZ4Me’ Chauhan (3rd for ₹66,934), Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Ajay (4th for ₹49,063), Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni (5th for ₹35,963), and Debayan ‘debz19’ Das (7th for ₹19,322) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana – ₹1,24,579
  2. yuni007 – ₹91,316
  3. Sandeep ‘2EZ4Me’ Chauhan – ₹66,934
  4. Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Ajay – ₹49,063
  5. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni – ₹35,963
  6. pocketrocketaaaa – ₹26,361
  7. Debayan ‘debz19’ Das – ₹19,322
  8. Trk34 – ₹14,163


Hurricane 4.5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 164

Re-entries – 167

Prize Pool – ₹5,42,842

Places Paid – 34

Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni added the ₹4.5 Lakhs GTD Hurricane title to his tally last night, pocketing ₹1.35 Lakhs for the win. Avinash ‘avinkon’ Koneru scored a runner-up payday worth ₹82,240.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni


The Hurricane title happens to be Kunal Patni’s eighth MTT title of the year, and he now sits on ₹4.64 Crores in lifetime winnings.

Lavesh ‘lavesh7’ Meena (4th for ₹45,327), Yash ‘gambler11’ Jaiswal (6th for ₹20,357), Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora (7th for ₹16,285), and Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Ajay (8th for ₹13,571) FT-ed the tourney!


Big Bang 1 Lakh GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 33

Re-entries – 17

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 6

Khelo365’s Sunday marquee, the ₹1 Lakh GTD Big Bang, pulled in 50 entrants, offering ₹25,000 in overlay value. Christo91 fired two bullets before taking down the tourney for ₹40,000. TheBoSs30 placed second for ₹21,000.


Dominator 50K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 57

Re-entries – 30

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 9

The other Khelo365 Sunday fixture, the ₹50K GTD Dominator, registered 87 entries, overlaying a marginal ₹6,500. The user Padukon took down the tourney for ₹16,000 after defeating trk34 (runner-up for ₹10,000) in heads-up play.


Insomnia 30K GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 42

Re-entries – 10

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 8

The user ‘Amit1195’ took down PokerDangal’s ₹30K GTD Insomnia for ₹9,300. ‘Anilkk’ finished runner-up for ₹6,300.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 52

Re-entries – 25

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 8

‘Abhi98’ championed Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 for ₹6,800.


This report was updated at 7 PM on 10.05.2021

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