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We`ve seen a thundering start to the New Year with power-packed performances by some of the best poker players in the country. PokerStars India`s mega leaderboard race, “Star of the Month” is one contest that`s starting to pick up steam as players gear up to become the first “Star of the Month” of 2021. The January race is past the halfway stage already, and a new brigade of 25 qualifiers has stormed their way into the month-ending January Finale.
Online regular Anirban D. Das hogs the limelight this week and for a good reason. The Delhi-based MTT reg was in crackling form this past week as not a single day went by when Das didn’t get results for his efforts; he finished ITM in at least one qualifying tournament every day, pulling in an impressive 10 scores through the week! Das collected 805 TLB points through the week, placing second to ‘flipper595’ (852 points). Since the anonymous player is not registered on PokerGuru, Das tops the 25 qualifiers making it into the January Finale.
Harsh Bubna (783 points), Young Gun Anmol Mehta (645 points), Leela P (397 points), and Pratibh Saluja (379 points) round out the top five players on the January Week #2 standings.
A close look at the qualifiers list shows a band of top regs who have made their way into the January Finale. Some notable names include Young Gun Gaurav Sood (358 points), Sahil Mahboobani (355 points), Young Gun Arsh Grover (351 points), Ranjeet Negi (335 points), PokerGuru Ambassadors Mithun Mahesh (324 points), Parikshit Dhall (314 points), Devvrat Arya (20 points), and Laksh Pal Singh (264 points), Mahesh S (246 points) and Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (225 points).
The “Star of the Month” is a mega leaderboard race that ranks players who score in the 7.30 PM and 10.30 PM tourneys from Monday to Saturday and the 5 PM and 10.30 PM tourneys on Sunday. Each week, the top 25-ranked players qualify for the month-ending Finale that awards ₹1.15 Lakhs in MTT tickets and a PokerStars India goodie bag to the winner. The runner-up receives ₹35,000 worth of tournament tickets.
For more details on the promotion and the latest standings, visit the promotions page.
PokerStars India Star of the Month Leaderboard Standings (January 4 – 10)
|1||Anirban D Das||805|
|6||Pavan Kiran B||374|
|18||Laksh Pal Singh||264|
Let’s take a look at the top 5 qualifiers from Week #2 of January.
Top 5 Qualifiers
1. Anirban D Das
Leaderboard Points – 805
Anirban ‘nocluewho’ Das put up what has been the most consistent performance so far this month. The Delhi-based MTT reg raked up 805 TLB points through the week from an incredible 10 ITM finishes, enough to catapult himself to the top of the January Week #2 standings.
Not a day went by last week when Das did not score in at least one qualifying tourney on PokerStars India. Even though a title victory eluded Das, he managed to FT two tourneys with his standout score coming in the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special PKO last night, where he placed 13th for ₹35,501.
– 31st in the Battle Royale ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹3,947 on January 4
– 3rd in the Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹13,726 on January 4
– 40th in the Sixth Sense ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹3,803 on January 5
– 42nd in the Night on Stars ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹3,526 on January 6
– 20th in the Highroller ₹10 Lakh GTD for ₹12,919 on January 7
– 7th in the Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹4,237 on January 7
– 13th in the Uppercut MAGIC Edition ₹10 Lakh GTD for ₹9,551 on January 8
– 18th in the Eliminator ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹2,700 on January 9
– 2nd in the Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹16,922 on January 9
– 13th in the Sunday Special PKO ₹15 Lakh GTD for ₹35,051 on January 10
2. Harsh Bubna
Leaderboard Points – 783
Harsh Bubna, who plays as ‘harsh1327’ on PokerStars India, is ranked #2 behind Das on the January Week #2 leaderboard. Bubna had a great start to the week as he topped 181 entrants in the ₹5 Lakh GTD Battle Royale on Monday to win ₹96,238. He also placed ninth in the Sixth Sense on Tuesday for ₹12,345 alongside another five ITM finishes, collecting 783 TLB points for his efforts.
– 1st in the Battle Royale ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹96,238 on January 4
– 9th in the Sixth Sense ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹12,345 on January 5
– 34th in the Night on Stars ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹4,038 on January 6
– 17th in the Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹1,817 on January 8
– 7th in the Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹4,189 on January 9
– 22nd in the Sunday Special PKO ₹15 Lakh GTD for ₹28,029 on January 10
– 11th in the Sunday Supersonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹2,397 on January 10
3. Anmol Mehta
Leaderboard Points – 645
Young Gun Anmol Mehta, aka ‘Kaanchacheena’ put up a strong show at the week’s qualifying events and rounds out the top three on the January Week #2 leaderboard with 645 TLB points.
Mehta got active mid-week onwards with an FT finish in the ₹10 Lakh GTD Highroller on Thursday for ₹28,991. He closed out the week strong by conquering the 243-player field in the ₹15 Lakh GTD Sunday Special for a cool ₹3.20 Lakhs!
– 29th in the Night on Stars ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹4,038 on January 6
-8th in the Highroller ₹10 Lakh GTD for ₹28,991 on January 7
– 35th in the Uppercut MAGIC Edition ₹10 Lakh GTD for ₹9,835 on January 8
– 1st in the Sunday Special PKO ₹15 Lakh GTD for ₹3.20 Lakhs on January 10
4. Leela P
Leaderboard Points – 397
Leela ‘kidpokerr’ P slides in at #4 this week. She got her breakout score on Monday, finishing fourth in the ₹5 Lakh GTD Battle Royale for ₹50,286.
Three other ITM finishes, including an 18th place finish worth ₹12,919 in the ₹10 Lakh GTD in the Thursday Highroller, brought Leela`s tally up to 397 TLB points, securing her a seat in the January Finale.
– 4th in the Battle Royale ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹50,286 on January 4
– 26th in the Sixth Sense ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹4,633 on January 5
– 18th in the Highroller ₹10 Lakh GTD for ₹12,919 on January 7
– 9th in the Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹2,765 on January 7
5. Pratibh Saluja
Leaderboard Points – 379
Pratibh Saluja made just one ITM finish this past week, but he sure made it count. Saluja outran a packed field of 238 entries in Tuesday’s primetime tourney, the ₹5 Lakh GTD Sixth Sense, to win ₹92,186. Along with the prize money, Saluja lapped up 379 TLB points to officiate his entry in the January Finale.
– 1st in the Sixth Sense ₹5 Lakh GTD for ₹92,186 on January 5
Do Note –
> You need to have a registered account on PokerGuru to enter this leaderboard challenge
> Your profile must be updated with your PokerStars India screenname
> Your PokerStars India screenname must be opted-in on SharkScope (https://www.sharkscope.com/#Screenshot-Opt-In.html/PokerStars.in)
> All TLB points in decimals will be rounded off to the nearest integer
> Prizes will be credited within 72 hours of the completion of the Finale.
> Merchandise will be delivered within 14 working days of the completion of the Finale.
> The tickets will be non-exchangeable and non-transferable.
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