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Guneet Kwatra, Abhinav Iyer, Aman Parakh, Shashank Jain & Sahil Chutani Shine in the Sunday Flagships

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis June 27, 2022
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An eventful Sunday just passed us by, and while relatively pale compared to the high-octane action from earlier this month, the top sites dished out massive guarantees across their respective weekend flagships.

The fourth edition of Pocket52`s Pocket Poker Championship also powered down to a close last night. At the same time, the fifth installment of MPL Poker`s budget series, the Steal Deal Series, got underway.

Prem Madderla made the Sunday headlines after grabbing the day’s single-biggest score worth ₹19.39 Lakhs in the ₹50 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Big Game! The user “Badbeat4” (2nd for 11.55 Lakhs) & the #2 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Arsh Grover (3rd for 8,71 Lakhs), locked in podium finishes.

Former The Millionaire winner Guneet Kwatra shipped the other ₹50 Lakhs GTD Sunday headliner, Spartan Poker’s Sunday High Roller, taking home the ₹14.04 Lakhs top prize, ending his 11-month-long title drought in style. Young Gun Abhinav Iyer, who is well in the thick of the action at the 2022 WSOP, having already cashed four events at the series, chopped the Sunday High Roller title with Kwatra, collecting ₹13.64 Lakhs in second place.

Rising Star Aman Parakh was among the standout performers on Sunday. He took down Pocket52’s PPC showstopper, The Bracelet Main Event, for ₹4.26 Lakhs and finished runner-up in PokerBaazi’s BSS SPRINT for ₹1.30 Lakhs. He cashed in another five events, rounding up an impressive ₹9.01 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Shashank Jain might not have won any titles yesterday. Still, he ran deep in two Sunday headliners, i.e., Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack (2nd for ₹7.18 Lakhs) and Sunday High Roller (13th for ₹1.27 Lakhs), banking ₹8.44 Lakhs cumulatively.

The most profitable player of the year, Young Gun Sahil Chutani, fired up another smashing run last night. He took down Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for the second time for ₹7.51 Lakhs and made another deep run in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown, pocketing ₹7.63 Lakhs overall.

Ayush Garg took down Spartan Poker’s brand-new ₹20 Lakhs GTD Armageddon for ₹4.13 Lakhs. But that wasn’t his most significant achievement of the day. The two-time Millionaire winner cashed in two more events for ₹5.21 Lakhs in total winnings, storming into the elite “₹6 Crore Club.”

Somesh Patel was another name that bears mentioning for his brilliant Sunday run that saw him take down both the Sunday flagships on PokerStars India. Patel shipped Sunday Special for a career-best ₹2.74 Lakhs, and less than an hour later, he repeated the feat in the Sunday Highroller, netting ₹2.58 Lakhs. In all, the PokerStars India reg accumulated a career-best ₹5.36 Lakhs last night.

Kshitij Dhingra was the last player standing in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack, walking away with a personal-best ₹4.60 Lakhs. Sreeprakaash Seetharaman settled for a runner-up payday worth 4.50 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

After winning two live titles this past month, Alok Birewar finally picked up his first online title of the year last night. He shipped Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹2.25 Lakhs after besting Vikas KN (2nd for ₹1.65 Lakhs) heads-up.

Vikas Vashishth won MPL Poker’s Sunday Showstopper for ₹72,000.

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha, Faiz Alam, Unnikrishnan Nair, Arun Thakur, Abhishek Sonu, Neeraj Kumar, Rahul Thakur, Sylvester Shivraj Vankar, Piyush Ravi, Karan Thakker, and Sanjay Mohan won the other Sunday majors!

Here are the Sunday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Sunday High Roller (6-Max) – ₹50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹55,000

Entries – 73

Re-entries – 20

Rebuys – 31

Prize Pool – ₹62,00,000

Places Paid – 13

After two FT finishes earlier in the week, Guneet ‘GeeKay’ Kwatra made the perfect Sunday closing by taking down Spartan Poker`s Sunday headliner, ₹50 Lakhs GTD Sunday High Roller, for ₹14.04 Lakhs (his third-best career finish), ending an 11-month-long title drought in style! The former AOPS Mini Main Event champion chopped the Sunday flagship with the country’s first solo WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer (2nd for ₹13.64 Lakhs), currently in Las Vegas for the 2022 WSOP.

Guneet Kwatra
Guneet Kwatra

 

Guneet Kwatra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.16 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.15 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Abhinav Iyer
Abhinav Iyer

 

Final Table Results

  1. Guneet ‘GeeKay’ Kwatra – ₹14,04,485*
  2. Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer – ₹13,63,815*
  3. thirteensix ₹7,53,300
  4. Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh – ₹5,92,100
  5. Sharkster2609 – ₹4,77,400
  6. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹3,72,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Sunday SuperStack – ₹35 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 210

Re-entries – 89

Rebuys – 141

Prize Pool – ₹44,00,000

Places Paid – 39

Young Gun Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani is the most profitable player of the year on our tracked database and seems in no mood to let go of that tag anytime soon. The two-time IOPC Legends champion caused another Sunday storm with ₹7.63 Lakhs in total winnings, including shipping Spartan Poker`s Sunday Superstack for the second time! He chopped the title heads-up with Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain (2nd for ₹7.18 Lakhs).

Sahil Chutani
Sahil Chutani

 

Sahil Chutani`s Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹7,50,995 (HU deal)

> 17th in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹11,704

Sahil Chutani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.76 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.25 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #12 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.18 Crores | Annual Profits: ~₹1.60 Crores | Ranked #3 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #1 in Annual Profits

Shashank Jain made another deep run in Spartan Poker’s Sunday High Roller (13th for ₹1.27 Lakhs), netting ₹8.44 Lakhs overall.

Shashank Jain
Shashank Jain

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani – ₹7,50,995*
  2. Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain – ₹7,17,725*
  3. Siddhanth ‘ChintuDedha’ Kapoor – ₹4,29,000
  4. Sahil ‘Captain Falcon’ Mahboobani – ₹3,46,280
  5. Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal – ₹2,71,480
  6. Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot – ₹2,05,480
  7. Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves – ₹1,50,920
  8. Mutemath – ₹1,10,880

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Armageddon – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 204

Re-entries – 71

Rebuys – 166

Prize Pool – ₹22,05,000

Places Paid – 39

Ayush ‘Tabono’ Garg is the newest entrant in the ‘₹6 Crores Club,’ following a trailblazing Sunday run that saw him take down Spartan Poker`s brand-new ₹20 Lakhs GTD Armageddon for ₹4.13 Lakhs. The two-time The Millionaire champion ran deep in two more events, locking in about ₹5.21 Lakhs in Sunday winnings, which eventually led to him claiming the ‘Super Achiever’ badge!

Ayush Garg
Ayush Garg

 

Ayush Garg’s Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Armageddon for ₹4,13,810 (HU deal)

> 25th in Adda52’s Adda52 Big Game for ₹60,600

> 9th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special for ₹46,471

Ayush Garg’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.05 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.39 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7

Garg chopped the Armageddon title heads-up with Deepesh ‘prince1993’ Raka (2nd for ₹3.22 Lakhs). Raka posted another FT finish in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack (4th for ₹1.80 Lakhs), rounding up ₹5.01 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Deepesh Raka
Deepesh Raka

 

Deepesh Raka`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹20.38 Lakhs| Titles Won in 2022: #3

Final Table Results

  1. Ayush ‘Tabono’ Garg – ₹4,13,810*
  2. Deepesh ‘prince1993’ Raka – ₹3,22,219*
  3. Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot – ₹2,14,988
  4. Sahil ‘Captain Falcon’ Mahboobani – ₹1,73,534
  5. Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora – ₹1,36,049
  6. Rajat ‘NoPrisoners’ Sharma – ₹1,02,974
  7. Aditya ‘SuperuSer’ Sushant – ₹75,632
  8. Aditya ‘Ben K Rolle’ Singh – ₹55,566

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Money Heist – ₹6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 304

Re-entries – 104

Rebuys – 241

Prize Pool – ₹6,49,000

Places Paid – 55

PokerGuru Staking’s operations manager Faiz ‘SoJaoBhaiya’ Alam (opted out of our tracking) championed Spartan Poker`s ₹6 Lakhs GTD Money Heist for ₹1.04 Lakhs, while ‘Hindustan’ collecting ₹1.01 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Faiz Alam
Faiz Alam

 

Final Table Results

  1. Faiz ‘SoJaoBhaiya’ Alam – ₹1,04,666*
  2. Hindustan – ₹1,01,067*
  3. Sumit ‘pleasedontbet’ Silwal – ₹56,903
  4. Ankit ‘BuddyLove’ Gupta – ₹46,663
  5. Anamika ‘Confusion_Solution’ Singh – ₹36,928
  6. Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj – ₹28,426
  7. Ram ‘JohnnieRunner-Runner’ Kakkar – ₹21,157
  8. Ankit ‘lucifer_’ Thakur – ₹15,316

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Unnikrishnan ‘swimminwdafishies’ Nair (Won ₹2.25 Lakhs GTD Sunday Monster Stack for ₹74,348), and ‘Jai_Bajrangbali’ (Won ₹50K GTD The Centurion for ₹10,481) shipped the other Sunday majors on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerBaazi

BSS SuperStack – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 265

Re-Entries – 286

Prize Pool – 27,55,000

Places Paid – 63

Kshitij ‘nodeLock11’ Dhingra outlasted the reg-infested 551-entry field in PokerBaazi’s Sunday headliner, 20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, to win the flagship for a personal-best 4.60 Lakhs. Sreeprakaash ‘fitzmagic’ Seetharaman settled for a runner-up payday worth 4.50 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Kshitij Dhingra
Kshitij Dhingra

 

Kshitij Dhingra’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 4.96 Lakhs | Site Profits: 3.78 Lakhs

The runner-up Sreeprakaash Seetharaman also FT-ed PokerBaazi’s Daily Morning SPRINT (4th for 10,365), making away with 4.61 Lakhs overall. His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 39.01 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 4 Lakhs

Sreeprakaash Seetharaman
Sreeprakaash Seetharaman

 

The 5,500 buy-in BSS SuperStack collected 27.55 Lakhs in the prize pool (over 1.37X its listed guarantee) and paid out 63 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Kshitij ‘nodeLock11’ Dhingra – 4,60,264*
  2. Sreeprakaash ‘fitzmagic’ Seetharaman – 4,50,263*
  3. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – 2,41,338
  4. Deepesh ‘deep1221’ Raka – 1,78,524
  5. Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia – 1,33,893
  6. Areyann ‘kreishhAA’ Gurbaxani – 1,07,445
  7. Bhushan ‘bhushansohani’ Sohani – 89,538
  8. Prem ‘premprakash933’ Prakash – 71,355

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) BSS SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 242

Re-Entries – 219

Prize Pool – 9,22,000

Places Paid – 54

Winning his fifth title of the month (his 12th this year) was the former AOPS Mini Main Event champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha! The PokerGuru Staking stalwart overcame a guarantee-crushing field in PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD BSS SPRINT to collect 1.85 Lakhs. Pocket52`s PPC The Bracelet Main Event champion, Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh, made a strong bid to win a second title, eventually placing second for 1.30 Lakhs.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

Last night, Arjanveer Singh Chadha made another three ITM finishes, making away with 2.30 Lakhs across his Sunday run. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 10.68 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.71 Crores | Annual Winnings: 1.65 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #12 | Ranked #11 in the 2022 Annual Winnings Leaderboard Standings

The BSS SPRINT runner-up finisher, Aman Parakh, fired up an electrifying Sunday run. The Rising Star most prominently championed Pocket52’s PPC showstopper, The Bracelet Main Event, for ₹4,26,250. Parakh made five more ITM runs, amassing an impressive ₹9.01 Lakhs overall.

The 2,200 buy-in (7-Max) BSS SPRINT logged in 461 entries, collecting a 9.22 Lakhs prize pool (over 1.84X times its advertised guarantee).

Final Table Results

  1. Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha – 1,85,322
  2. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – 1,29,910
  3. Yash ‘Riraizer’ Chitre – 83,533
  4. Varun ‘vr055’ Ralliaram – 61,774
  5. Anubhav ‘Shovemaster’ Ray – 46,377
  6. Himanshu ‘Himanshu0707’ Gupta – 37,157
  7. Nikhil ‘Silentkiller743’ Mishra – 30,979

 

(6-Max) BSS MonsterStack – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,750

Entries – 145

Re-Entries – 127

Prize Pool – 6,80,000

Places Paid – 36

The former NPS – MEGASTACK champion ‘Smikijoejr’ (anonymity requested) topped PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD (6-Max) BSS MonsterStack to collect their seventh title on the site and 1.29 Lakhs in prize money. A heads-up deal ensured the runner-up Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Subham a 1.26 Lakhs cash prize.

Adarsh Jha
Adarsh Jha

 

‘Smikijoejr’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 30.65 Lakhs | Site Profits: 6.04 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Smikijoejr – 1,29,435*
  2. Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Subham – 1,26,177*
  3. Tushar ‘Tp212121’ Panchal – 67,796
  4. Jaikishan ‘royalking7424’ Jangid – 50,184
  5. Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava – 37,672
  6. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – 30,124

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Arun ‘Devillll27’ Thakur (Won 2 Lakhs GTD BSS for 67,154), Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD BSS Night SPRINT for 39,718), Sylvester ‘Bonty7510’ Shivraj Vankar (Won 1 Lakh GTD BSS Afternoon SPRINT for 22,869), ‘pk7549’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value 9 PM for 16,475), ‘pattelagaobhai’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value 12 AM for 14,372), ‘bigbull11’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value 6 PM for 14,320), and Samridhi ‘LEGGO’ Kapoor (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value 3 PM for 14,289) won the other Sunday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

Pocket52

The Bracelet Main Event– ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3300

Entries – 91

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 91

The reigning APT Mini Main Event champion Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh wreaked havoc on multiple platforms across his magnificent Sunday run. The Rising Star championed Pocket52’s PPC showstopper, The Bracelet Main Event, for ₹4,26,250. The user ‘TryHard’ secured the runner-up finish, netting ₹2.88 Lakhs.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

Yesterday, Aman Parakh made another six ITM runs, netting a whopping ₹9.01 Lakhs altogether. His top Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Pocket52’s The Bracelet Main Event for ₹4,26,250

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹2,41,338

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SPRINT for ₹1,29,910

> 5th in Pocket52’s PPC#45 Pocket Aces for ₹69,000

> 15th in Spartan Poker’s Armageddon for ₹30,429

Aman Parakh`s online stats (excluding Pocket52 & MPL Poker): Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.66 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.66 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #16 | Moves to #4 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

Final Table Results

  1. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – ₹4,26,250
  2. TryHard – ₹2,87,500
  3. Acekiller – ₹1,87,500
  4. raccoon_feroz_9624925 – ₹1,37,500
  5. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – ₹1,00,000
  6. squealing_jagadeesan_8091388 – ₹1,00,000

 

PPC#45 Pocket Aces– ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹4400

Entries – 166

Re-entries – 106

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 43

The user ‘John_wick1399’ championed the 272-player field in Pocket52`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD PPC#45 Pocket Aces, earning a payday worth ₹2.70 Lakhs. ‘Kush97700’ lapped up ₹1,95,000 for their runner-up finish.

Final Table Results

  1. John_wick1399 – ₹2,70,000
  2. Kush97700 – ₹1,95,000
  3. Killer – ₹1,35,000
  4. lucky2Blucky – ₹97,500
  5. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – ₹69,000
  6. pacemagic – ₹60,000

 

‘Tanmay007’ (Won ₹3 Lakhs GTD PPC#46 Pocket Jacks for ₹65,036), ‘CKD1728’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD PPC#43 Pocket Lunch for ₹40,800), ‘lucky2Blucky’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakh GTD PPC#44 Aurora for ₹33,120), ‘SuryaRC’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakh GTD PPC#48 Heatwave for ₹34,500), ‘Santu1234’ (Won ₹75K GTD PPC#49 Sundown for ₹20,125) & ‘97##.846##58_1932456’ (Won ₹50K GTD PPC#47 Breeze for ₹8,750) won the other PPC titles on the last day of the series.

 

MPL Poker

Sunday Showstopper – 3 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,800

Entries – 79

Re-Entries – 113

Prize Pool – 3,00,000

Places Paid – 30

Vikas ‘wagle007’ Vashishth was the last player standing in MPL Poker’s 3 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showstopper and won the Sunday title for 72,000, with ‘epicgoal6684834’ collecting 48,750 in second place.

The 1,800 buy-in event logged in 192 entrants, and the top 30 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Vikas ‘wagle007’ Vashishth – 72,000
  2. epicgoal6684834 – 48,750
  3. Biswadip ‘96*****173’ Chowdhury – 31,500
  4. Pulkit ‘pokerking16’ Rathi – 25,500
  5. Himanshu ‘HIMANSHU’ Mehrotra – 17,850
  6. Sudama ‘lastchance319’ Devi – 12,300
  7. Sagar ‘mogambo007’ Maheshwari – 9,300
  8. Sanjeeta ‘skillhero685856’ Kumari – 7,800

 

PokerStars India

Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 141

Re-Entries – 113

Regular Prize Pool – 8,65,000

Bounty Prize Pool – 6,35,000

Total Prize Pool – 15,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel was invincible across his Sunday run on PokerStars India. The site reg single-handedly won both the Sunday flagships running on the site and cashed another event, pocketing a career-best 5.36 Lakhs overall!

Patel scored a personal-best 2.74 Lakhs for taking down the 15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund), with Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal finishing runner-up for 1.60 Lakhs.

Somesh Patel
Somesh Patel

 

Somesh Patel’s Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India`s Sunday Special for 2.74 Lakhs

> 1st in PokerStars India`s Sunday Highroller for 2.58 Lakhs

> 7th in PokerStars India`s Total KO 100% for 2,713

Somesh Patel`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 51.65 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 8.45 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

The 5,500 buy-in Sunday headliner had to fill in a significant 2.30 Lakhs in overlays, and only 27 players from the 254 starters got paid.

As has been the norm, PokerStars India refunded the 500 rake to everyone registered before the event started.

Vishnu Khandelwal
Vishnu Khandelwal

 

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel – 2,74,371
  2. Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal – 1,60,718
  3. 44706625 – 1,22,664
  4. Mayank ‘riverrshiverr’ Maruka – 1,01,743
  5. Anurag ‘GutshotHaiBro’ Srivastava – 87,172
  6. Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth – 52,960
  7. thisisme16 – 65,275
  8. Faiz ‘LFGgggg’ Alam – 30,359
  9. Ayush ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ Garg – 46,471

 

Sunday Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 70

Re-Entries – 48

Prize Pool – 11,80,000

Places Paid – 15

Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel was in indomitable form on PokerStars India last night as less than an hour after winning the Sunday Special, he shipped the other Sunday flagship, 10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller, converting a 2,000 buy-in satellite buy-in into a hefty 2.58 Lakhs payday. PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan finished runner-up for 1.99 Lakhs.