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Daily Majors: Arora, Sharma, Chhabria, Kodam & Singh Rake in the Top Paydays in the Thursday Flagships

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  • Namita Ghosh December 4, 2020
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It was another relatively slow day for online poker, headlined by the usual mainstays on the sites. Nonetheless, the likes of Sanket Arora and Rajat Sharma made spectacular title sprees, along with big scores by Young Guns Shravan Chhabria and Anujkumar Kodam, Srijan Batra, Gagandeep Singh, and the poker playing couple, Anirban D. Das and Mahima Walia Das.

Let’s take a quick look at the Thursday highlights.


Spartan Poker

Thursdays on Spartan Poker are usually dominated by the Ultron, and sure enough, with the FTS now well in the rear-view mirror, the 20 Lakhs GTD tourney returned for another run. A total of 471 runners flocked to the virtual felts, which meant that the tourney had to fill in a 1.16 Lakhs overlay deficit. Rising atop the competition after nearly eight hours of play was ‘papertiger.’ This mystery player banked a personal-best (on Spartan Poker) 3.23 Lakhs after striking a three-way deal with Srijan ‘TheDawnFacere’ Batra (runner-up for 2.71 Lakhs) and Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh (3rd for 2.62 Lakhs).

Gagandeep Singh


Manash ‘Ravenclaws’ Kalita (4th for 1.57 Lakhs), Wednesday’s Destiny champion Sandeep ‘SandeeSingh’ Singh (5th for 1.23 Lakhs) and Anubhav ‘KillaBot’ Ray (8th for 50,400) also FT-ed the Ultron.

The first-ever Millionaire United champion Mahima ‘mambojojo’ Walia Das, was another player on the prowl last night. While her spouse Anirban D. Das placed runner-up in PokerBaazi’s The Summit, Mahima grabbed the 7.5 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack title, pocketing 1.90 Lakhs. Vivek ‘acchemicals’ Karwa finished runner-up for 1.21 Lakhs.

Mahima Walia Das


Mahima Walia Das also placed 14th in the Ultron for 27,600, crossing the 1 Crore-mark in recorded earnings on Spartan Poker. She boasts of an impressive 57.41 Lakhs in net profits on the site.


PokerStars India

The day`s featured tourney on PokerStars India was the 12 Lakhs GTD Highroller. The 7:30 PM tourney was one of the two qualifying tourneys awarding TLB points for the “Star of the Month” – December leaderboard race, and ended up overlaying 52,000 after 164 entries signed up to play. Twenty-seven players finished ITM, and MTT specialist Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma worked his way to the top of the field to win 3.62 Lakhs. Vinod ‘1veyleague’ Megalmani finished runner-up for 1.80 Lakhs.

Rajat Sharma


If Sharma ran over the stacked Highroller FT, he added a second title last night in PokerBaazi’s The Summit, banking a cumulative 6.04 Lakhs for the day. With lifetime MTT winnings of 5.90 Crores and his current winning trajectory, it would be safe to assume that Sharma could be making an entry in the ‘6 Crores Club’ pretty soon.

Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar (3rd for 1.34 Lakhs), Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (5th for 75,131) and Young Gun Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover (6th for 56,058) and Vineet ‘TheMentalistNo1’ Kumar (9th for 27,199) were others who FT-ed the Highroller.

PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘GOAT-245’ Desai was the other Thursday night champion on PokerStars India. The MTT pro navigated his way across 193 entries in the 5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale to win 1.17 Lakhs.

Shashank Desai


The 1 Lakhs GTD Bigstack Turbo garnered 98 entries, and all 17 ITM finishers lapped up TLB points for the December leg of the “Star of the Month” leaderboard race.

Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar was the last player standing and won 19,712 following a heads-up deal with ‘RAV1619‘ (runner-up for 19,584).

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar




The 25 Lakhs GTD Godfather dominated the Thursday night action on Adda52. Putting up the biggest prize pool guarantee of the day, the tourney logged in a guarantee-smashing 556 entries (262 unique and 294 re-entries) to collect 27.80 Lakhs. The 8 PM tourney took a marathon 10 hours to crown a champion, with Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora walking away with the title and his best-recorded finish on Adda52 worth 6.53 Lakhs.

Sanket Arora
Sanket Arora


Before this win, Arora’s recent prominent score was his third-place finish in the Destiny on Spartan Poker last Wednesday for 2.37 Lakhs. Yesterday, he knocked out a string of seasoned regs, including his heads-up opponent Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (runner-up for 3.80 Lakhs), to win the tourney. Arora is currently sitting on 2.99 Crores in recorded lifetime winnings.

Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria (3rd for 2.52 Lakhs), Young Gun Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam (4th for 1.94 Lakhs), Ayan ‘gutshotguru1’ Ray (5th for 1.39 Lakhs) and Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (6th for 97,300) were others who FT-ed the Godfather.

Kodam ended up running deep in both the Adda52 marquee tourneys last night. He placed second in the 5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo with 285 entries signing up to play. Kodam finished runner-up to ‘IamINEVITABLE,’ who pocketed the 1.71 Lakhs up-top, with the former collecting 99,394 for his efforts. This, combined with Kodam`s fourth-place finish in the Godfather, brought his total winnings to 2.93 Lakhs.

Anujkumar Kodam


Our former Young Guns were clearly in breakout form yesterday, and another name that stands out is Shravan Chhabria. The former actor not only placed third in the Godfather but also FT-ed PokerBaazi’s The Summit – banking 60,300 from a seventh-place finish.

Shravan Chhabria


Another player with multiple FT scores to his name was Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh. He placed sixth in the Godfather for 97,300, and seventh in the Monster Turbo for 19,238, rounding up 1.16 Lakhs in total winnings on Thursday.



PokerBaazi’s Thursday night flagship, the 15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, had 194 contenders ponying up the 8,250 entry buy-in, resulting in an overlay of 45,000. Rajat ‘LungFakeer’ Sharma was definitely on the warpath last night. If Sharma championed PokerStars India`s 7:30 PM Highroller, he did the same at The Summit that started just 30 minutes later. Sharma defeated Anirban D ‘pottysingh’ Das heads-up to win 3.62 Lakhs – raking in a massive 6+ Lakhs from the two wins.

Das had to concede to a runner-up finish worth ₹2.54 Lakhs.

Runner-up Anirban D Das
Runner-up Anirban D Das


Young Gun Ujjwal ‘Mr_Robot’ Narwal (3rd for 1.63 Lakhs), Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi (4th for 1.21 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (5th for 90,750), Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (6th for 72,600) and Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria (7th for 60,300) were others who FT-ed The Summit.

Over at the 4 Lakhs GTD Thursday 6-Max DeepStack, the anonymous ‘GarethBale’ topped the 173-player field to win 1.08 Lakhs.

The other notable Thursday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
Mangubansal₹56,145Monster Stack 3 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Surajk123₹51,794Night Rider –DeepStack Turbo ₹2.2 LakhsSpartan Poker
Somenn ‘Prokiller’ Singh₹28,800Warrior Arena ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Siddharth 'gangnam gangi' Gangwar₹19,712Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Aniruddha ‘Pocketaces_’ Joshi₹16,500Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTDPocket52
Jeet ‘Tanmay007’ Mondal₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
Ashu079₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365
Sampaw₹5,100Bounty Hunterzzz ₹15K GTDKhelo365


Godfather 25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 262

Re-entries – 294

Prize Pool – ₹27,80,000

Places Paid – 63

Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather collected a guarantee-crushing ₹27.80 Lakhs prize pool from a starting field of 556 entries.

It took over 10 hours of uninterrupted play to decide a winner. Racing past the competition was MTT pro Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora, who picked up his second-best recorded score (to date) worth ₹6.53 Lakhs after defeating top online reg Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (runner-up for ₹3.80 Lakhs) heads-up for the title. With this score, Arora has come within touching distance of the ₹3 Crore-mark in recorded winnings (₹2.99 Crores)!

Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria (3rd for ₹2.52 Lakhs), Young Gun Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam (4th for ₹1.94 Lakhs), Ayan ‘gutshotguru1’ Ray (5th for ₹1.39 Lakhs), and Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (6th for ₹97,300) were the known names on the FT.

Runner-up Goonjan Mall
Runner-up Goonjan Mall


Final Table Results

  1. Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora – ₹6,53,300
  2. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹3,80,860
  3. Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria – ₹2,52,980
  4. Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam – ₹1,94,600
  5. Ayan ‘gutshotguru1’ Ray – ₹139,000
  6. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹97,300
  7. Sathishlloyds – ₹76,450
  8. ImAlpha – ₹55,600


Ultron 20 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 233

Re-entries – 75

Re-buys – 163

Prize Pool – ₹20,00,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker`s Thursday flagship, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Ultron, recorded 471 entries last night to fall some ₹1.16 Lakhs short of the listed guarantee. The top 39 places benefitted from the overlay value added by the site.

After close to eight hours of play, mystery user ‘papertiger’ raced paced the competition to win a personal-best ₹3.23 Lakhs, following a three-way deal with Srijan ‘TheDawnFacere’ Batra (runner-up for ₹2.71 Lakhs) and Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh (3rd for ₹2.62 Lakhs).

Manash ‘Ravenclaws’ Kalita (4th for ₹1.57 Lakhs), Sandeep ‘SandeeSingh’ Singh (5th for ₹1.23 Lakhs), and Anubhav ‘KillaBot’ Ray (8th for ₹50,400) were others who FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. papertiger – ₹3,29,862*
  2. Srijan ‘TheDawnFacere’ Batra – ₹2,70,748*
  3. Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh – ₹2,61,990*
  4. Manash ‘Ravenclaws’ Kalita – ₹1,57,400
  5. Sandeep ‘SandeeSingh’ Singh – ₹1,23,400
  6. Ss_gilli – ₹93,400
  7. jmdjmd – ₹68,600
  8. Anubhav ‘KillaBot’ Ray – ₹50,400

*denotes a three-way deal


The Summit 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 111

Re-entries – 83

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Like the Ultron, even PokerBaazi`s 15 Lakhs GTD The Summit had to pitch in ₹45,000 to make up the overlay shortfall after registering 194 entries.

Rajat LungFakeer’ Sharma had a memorable Thursday night grind. The former wealth manager bagged two flagship titles last night, and this included The Summit that he shipped for ₹3.62 Lakhs. He also championed PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹2.42 Lakhs, sending his online scorecard soaring to ₹5.90 Crores.

Anirban D ‘pottysingh’ Das finished runner-up for an equally handsome ₹2.54 Lakhs.

The star-studded FT featured the likes of Young Gun Ujjwal ‘Mr_Robot’ Narwal (3rd for ₹1.63 lakhs), Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi (4th for ₹1.21 lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador, and Tuesday’s The Mint third-place finisher Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (5th for ₹90,750), Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (6th for ₹72,600), and Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria (7th for ₹60,300).

Final Table Results

  1. Rajat ‘LungFakeer’ Sharma₹3,62,000
  2. Anirban D ‘pottysingh’ Das – ₹2,54,000
  3. Ujjwal ‘Mr_Robot’ Narwal – ₹1,63,000
  4. Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi – ₹1,21,000
  5. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – ₹90,750
  6. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹72,600
  7. Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria – ₹60,300


Highroller 12 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 96

Re-entries – 68

Prize Pool – ₹12,00,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerStars India’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD Highroller kicked off at 7:30 PM and logged in a starting field of 164 entries. It was 1:59 AM by the time the final hand got dealt.

Championing the first of the two tourneys that he won last night, Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma added ₹2.42 Lakhs to his bankroll. He also won PokerBaazi’s The Summit shortly afterward, banking a cumulative ₹6.04 Lakhs for the day.

Super Achiever Sharma currently sits on over ₹5.90 Crores in recorded winnings, less than ₹10 Lakh short of entering the exclusive ‘₹6 Crore-Club.’

The Highroller had a star-studded final table lineup featuring Vinod ‘1veyleague’ Megalmani (runner-up for ₹1.80 Lakhs), Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar (3rd for ₹1.34 Lakhs), Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (5th for ₹75,131), Young Gun Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover (6th for ₹56,058) and Vineet ‘TheMentalistNo1’ Kumar (9th for ₹27,199).

Runner-up Vinod Megalmani
Runner-up Vinod Megalmani


Final Table Results

  1. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma – ₹2,42,411
  2. Vinod ‘1veyleague’ Megalmani – ₹1,80,872
  3. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar – ₹1,34,955
  4. finalgo93 – ₹1,00,694
  5. Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar – ₹75,131
  6. Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover – ₹56,058
  7. SirRampagealot – ₹41,827
  8. Infic11 – ₹31,209
  9. Vineet ‘TheMentalistNo1’ Kumar – ₹27,199


Monster Stack 7.5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 245

Re-entries – 86

Re-buys – 157

Prize Pool – ₹9,76,000

Places Paid – 47

Spartan Poker’s ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack clocked in 488 entries that helped generate a guarantee-crushing ₹9.76 Lakhs prize pool.

Topping them all was the former Millionaire United champion Mahima ‘mambojojo’ Walia Das, who took away ₹1.90 Lakhs for the win after eliminating Vivek ‘acchemicals’ Karwa (runner-up for ₹1.21 Lakhs) in second place.

With this win, Das has crossed the ₹1 Crore-mark in recorded earnings on Spartan Poker with a net profit of ₹57.41 Lakhs.

Sandeep ‘hawes’ Bhatnagar finished 8th for ₹23,814.

Runner-up Vivek Karwa
Runner-up Vivek Karwa


Final Table Results

  1. Mahima ‘mambojojo’ Walia Das – ₹1,90,222
  2. Vivek ‘acchemicals’ Karwa – ₹1,20,829
  3. MansaMusa – ₹90,573
  4. TheGTObot – ₹73,298
  5. its my turn – ₹56,298
  6. Sigmund – ₹44,115
  7. Redbullwings – ₹32,403
  8. Sandeep ‘hawes’ Bhatnagar – ₹23,814


Monster Turbo 5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 171

Re-entries – 114

Prize Pool – ₹6,41,249

Places Paid – 30

Adda52’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo pulled in 285 participants, and the top 30 finishers took a bite out of the ₹6.41 Lakhs prize pool.

After almost five hours of intense play, the winner emerged in an unknown player, ‘IamINEVITABLE,’ who beat out the Godfather fourth-place finisher Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam heads-up to win ₹1.71 Lakhs.

Kodam collected ₹99,394 from his second-place finish, taking his day`s haul to almost ₹3 Lakhs.

Shashank ‘Goldfish03’ Shekhar (4th for ₹54,506), Neeraj ‘kumartomar’ Kumar (5th for ₹36,872), and Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (7th for ₹19,238) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. IamINEVITABLE – ₹1,71,855
  2. Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam – ₹99,394
  3. ajsug45 – ₹73,744
  4. Shashank ‘Goldfish03’ Shekhar – ₹54,506
  5. Neeraj ‘kumartomar’ Kumar – ₹36,872
  6. stonecoldking – ₹25,650
  7. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹19,238
  8. ShivamIronman – ₹16,031


Battle Royale 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 117

Re-entries – 76

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,58,750

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,41,250

Places Paid – 31

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale brought in 193 participants, falling exactly seven entries short of its 200-player guarantee.

PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘GOAT-245’ Desai was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹1.17 Lakhs (₹51,435 in prize money and ₹66,386 in bounties). Desai now has ₹2.18 Crores in recorded MTT earnings.

‘kipdokerr’ came in second for ₹47,501 (₹38,360 in prize money and ₹8,515 in bounties).

Ankur ‘ps pro vegas’ Rohatgi (3rd for ₹30,797), Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra (5th for ₹29,819), Ayan ‘interalia_1’ Ray (6th for ₹19,524) and Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR (8th for ₹18,808) were others who FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Shashank ‘GOAT-245’ Desai – ₹1,17,822
  2. kipdokerr – ₹47,501
  3. Ankur ‘ps pro vegas’ Rohatgi – ₹30,797
  4. newbie884 – ₹24,266
  5. Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra – ₹29,819
  6. Ayan ‘interalia_1’ Ray – ₹19,524
  7. Rebellion30 – ₹8,851
  8. Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR – ₹18,808
  9. Lara4u – ₹10,047


Thursday 6-Max DeepStack 4 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 108

Re-entries – 65

Prize Pool – ₹4,33,000

Places Paid – 21

Registering a starting field of 173 entries, the Thursday 6-Max DeepStack collected a generous ₹4.33 Lakhs prize pool, offering payouts to the top 21 finishers.

Walking away with the lion`s share of the prize money was the mystery user ‘GarethBale,’ who bested Lalit ‘lala14351’ Devpal (runner-up for ₹75,380) heads-up to win ₹1.08 Lakh.

Runner-up Lalit Devpal
Runner-up Lalit Devpal


Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey (3rd for ₹48,480) and Chirag ‘BadSirck’ Khandelwal (4th for ₹35,900) were the other known players on the FT.


Warrior Arena 1.2 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 65

Re-entries – 27

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerDangal`s Thursday special ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Warrior Arena registered 92 entrants, falling ₹28,000 short of its posted guarantee.

Site regular Somenn ‘Prokiller’ Singh championed the tourney, collecting ₹28,800 for the win. ‘waddaplaya’ netted ₹21,000 for their second-place finish, while Dhruv ‘Gowani123’ Jain placed fifth for 6,552.


Bigstack Turbo 1 Lakh GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 70

Re-entries – 28

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 17

Running from 10:30 PM to 1:44 AM, PokerStars India’s fast-paced, late-night tourney, the ₹1 Lakh GTD Bigstack Turbo, registered 98 entrants – just two entries short of its 100-player guarantee.

All 17 ITM finishers in the tourney collected TLB points for the “Star of the Month” – December Week #1 standings.

PokerStars India regular Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar proved the last player standing and pocketed ₹19,712, following a heads-up deal with ‘RAV1619’ (runner-up for ₹19,584).

Gangwar had an eventful Thursday as he picked up ITM finishes in three other tourneys to go with his title victory. This included a fifth-place finish in the Ultrasonic for ₹9,185, an 11th place finish in the Highroller for ₹23,706, and a 16th place finish in the Battle Royale for ₹8,501. In all, he collected ₹61,104 for the day, pushing his lifetime tally to ₹46.55 Lakhs.

Raj ‘rsj75’ Shrestha Juneja (5th for ₹9,681) and Mohak ‘Flyingmuck’ Kapoor (8th for ₹3,168) also FT-ed the tourney.


Pocket Jacks 75K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 92

Re-entries – 47

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 21

The ₹75K GTD Pocket Jacks, part of the new Reborn Series, registered 139 entrants who signed up for ₹550.

The top 21 places got paid, and Aniruddha ‘Pocketaces_’ Joshi outlasted them all to win ₹16,500, with ‘divyansh00’ placing runner-up for ₹12,000.


Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 76

Re-entries – 40

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 17

Pocket52’s ₹50K GTD Unravel clocked in 116 entrants, and the top 17 places walked past the money line.

Jeet ‘Tanmay007’ Mondal took down the tourney for ₹11,500, with ‘Silentkid’ placing runner-up for ₹8,250.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 50

Re-entries – 18

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

Khelo365`s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 was championed by ‘Ashu079,’ who added 7,200 to his bankroll.


Bounty Hunterzzz 15K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹330

Entries – 41

Re-entries – 32

Prize Pool – ₹15,000

Places Paid – 8

‘Sampaw’ outran the 73-entry field in Khelo365’s ₹15K GTD Bounty Hunterzzz to win ₹5,100.


This report was updated at 5:30 PM on 4.12.2020

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