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Shagun Jain Creates History; Becomes First Player to Win PokerBaazi’s Game Changer For a Second Time For ₹25.30 Lakhs!

Shagun Jain Creates History; Becomes First Player to Win PokerBaazi's Game Changer For a Second Time
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis August 8, 2022
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This past Sunday was a smashing one, with two eight-figure guarantee tournaments playing down to a winner! Taking the cake was seasoned pro Shagun Jain! The Jaipur-based player created history by becoming the first to win PokerBaazi`s Game Changer for a second time! Jain, who won the Game Changer 2.0 title in 2019, repeated the feat by taking down the ₹2 Crores GTD PBC#22 Game Changer last night for a jaw-dropping ₹25.30 Lakhs.

Sumit Kumar (2nd for ₹17 Lakhs) and Avijit Jaiswal (3rd for ₹13 Lakhs) banked the other seven-figure scores in the PBC#22 Game Changer.

The final day of the PokerBaazi Classics 2.0 crowned many big winners! Among them was the first-ever APT Online India Main Event champion Rajat Mahajan who shipped the PBC#20 BSS Superstack for ₹8.34 Lakhs. Mahajan wrapped up his Sunday run with ₹9.60 Lakhs in total winnings. Pankaj Khandelwal finished runner-up in the PBC#20 BSS Superstack for ₹5.84 Lakhs.

It was an electrifying weekend on Spartan Poker, with the Freedom Celebration Series (FCS) hosting the ₹1.25 Crores GTD FCS #35 – High – Mega Celebration. The multi-flight event signed up 1,630 entrants, creating a guarantee-crushing ₹1.30 Crores prize pool. The user ‘FlyOn’ won the Sunday headliner for ₹15.37 Lakhs, following a four-way deal with ‘ProMaco’ (2nd for ₹12.48 Lakhs), ‘YoungPrince’ (3rd for ₹11.62 Lakhs) and ‘sunrunner’ (4th for ₹11.55 Lakhs).

The #1 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Anuj Yadav, finally found his winning form as he took down Spartan Poker`s FCS#29 – High – Sunday Celebration for ₹7.68 Lakhs, ending an over month-long title drought. Yadav picked up over ₹8.09 Lakhs in Sunday earnings across four ITM finishes.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan, who had been wreaking havoc in the recently concluded APPT Manila, collected ₹7.61 Lakhs for his second-place finish in the FCS#29 – High – Sunday Celebration, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Navaneesha P (Won FCS#32 – High for ₹3.79 Lakhs), Sachin Raj (Won FCS#30 – Mid Main Event for ₹3.32 Lakhs), Utkarsh Vaish (Won FCS #28 High for ₹2.38 Lakhs), ‘BlindMan’sBluff’ (Won FCS #36 – Mid – 6-Max Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.21 Lakhs), ‘HEMAKUNA’ (Won ₹4 Lakhs GTD FCS #33 – Mid – Turbo for ₹75,119), and ‘JULI1LLB’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD FCS #31 – Low – Turbo for ₹44,203) won the other Freedom Celebration Series titles on Sunday.

Vaibhav Sharma championed the 221-entry field in Adda52 Millions, winning the Sunday flagship for the first time for ₹6.86 Lakhs. He posted another three ITM runs, locking in ₹7.98 Lakhs overall.

MPL Poker pro Siddharth Karia collected over ₹7.17 Lakhs across his Sunday run, most notably winning Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹6.12 Lakhs.

Young Gun Sahil Chutani has gradually become a standard fixture in our ‘Daily Majors’ and ‘Sunday Online Railbird Report.’ The poker coach, who is also the most profitable player of the year, came out on top in PokerBaazi`s PBC#21 BSS Megastack for ₹3.90 Lakhs, raking in ₹5.21 Lakhs overall.

Ayush Garg was the last player standing in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Galactic Series Main Event Edition and walked away with ₹3.59 Lakhs in prize money, crossing ₹1 Crore in tracked winnings on PokerStars India. He collected ₹4.57 Lakhs across three deep runs.

Well-known poker pro Chirag Sodha shipped the Sunday Highroller – Galactic Series Main Event Edition for ₹2.63 Lakhs, winning the Sunday title for an impressive fifth time while simultaneously crossing 1 Crore in tracked winnings on PokerStars India. Sodha made away with a whopping ₹6.88 Lakhs across his blistering Sunday run.

Bhairab Ghosh took down Pocket52’s Pocket Kings for ₹1.04 Lakhs.

Ishan Chutani, Mohak Kapoor, Sanjay Khanna, Ravi Kumar, Praveen KR, Anil Nishad, and Bidya Shankar won the other Sunday majors.

While the PokerBaazi Classics 2.0 concluded last night, the Freedom Celebration Series is still ongoing. Moreover, players have several Independence Day-themed MTTs and promotions to look forward to this month.

Here are the Sunday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

FCS #35 – High – Mega Celebration – ₹1.25 Crores GTD

Buy-in – ₹8,800

Total Entries – 921

Total Re-entries – 233

Total Rebuys – 476

Total Survivors – 241 (176)

Prize Pool – ₹1,30,40,000

Places Paid – 239

The first weekend of Spartan Poker`s inaugural Freedom Celebration Series was headlined by the ₹1.25 Crores GTD FCS #35 – High – Mega Celebration. The ₹8,800 buy-in event locked in 1,630 entrants, generating a guarantee-crushing ₹1.30 Crores prize pool.

The user ‘FlyOn’ won the Sunday headliner for ₹15.37 Lakhs and struck a four-way deal with ‘ProMaco’ (2nd for ₹12.48 Lakhs), ‘YoungPrince’ (3rd for ₹11.62 Lakhs) and ‘sunrunner’ (4th for ₹11.55 Lakhs).

The #5 ranked player of the year, Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna, fired up eight ITM finishes (and a bounty) yesterday, rounding up an impressive ₹5.32 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

His top Sunday finishes include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #35 – High – Mega Celebration for ₹4,25,104

> 35th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #29 High Sunday Celebration for ₹31,602

> 47th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#20 BSS Superstack for ₹18,411

> 32nd in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹16,250

> 245th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 Game Changer for ₹16,000

> 21st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #28 High for ₹11,896

> 21st in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack 6-Max for ₹7,772

Ritwik Khanna’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.43 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.04 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #12 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.29 Crores | Ranked #5 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Bharat ‘sanapalbhar’ Kumar made away with ₹5.33 Lakhs in Sunday winnings on the back of three deep runs, which include:

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #35 – High – Mega Celebration for ₹3,08,526

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #28 High for ₹1,61,516

> 15th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #29 High Sunday Celebration for ₹63,204

Bharath Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹48.24 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Pratik ‘GorillaGlue’ Manjrekar pocketed ₹6.07 Lakhs across three deep runs, which include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#20 BSS Superstack for ₹3,78,879

> 8th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #35 – High – Mega Celebration for ₹2,17,898

> 459th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 Game Changer for ₹10,000

Pratik Manjrekar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹65.54 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹11 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Anmolraj ‘Bigboy larry barese’ Singh Chawla (9th for ₹1.67 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee (11th for ₹1.40 Lakhs), Abhimanyu ‘Asraat Manfi’ Mittal (12th for ₹1.24 Lakhs), Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (15th for ₹1.11 Lakhs), Prateek ‘babbar26’ Kukranji (16th for ₹98,322), Vivek ‘Kill Ivey’ Bajaj (17th for ₹85,282), Avneesh ‘IamAM’ Munjal (18th for ₹85,282), and Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Kumar Chaurasia (19th for ₹85,282) were others who posted a deep run in the FCS #35 – High – Mega Celebration.

Final Table Results

  1. FlyOn – ₹15,36,825*
  2. ProMaco – ₹12,47,087
  3. YoungPrince – ₹11,61,551*
  4. sunrunner – ₹11,54,611*
  5. PradhanLi – ₹5,15,080
  6. Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna – ₹4,03,458
  7. Bharat ‘sanapalbhar’ Kumar – ₹3,08,526
  8. Pratik ‘GorillaGlue’ Manjrekar – ₹2,17,898

*denotes a four-way deal

 

FCS #29 – High – Sunday Celebration – ₹40 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 219

Re-entries – 85

Rebuys – 154

Prize Pool – ₹45,80,000

Places Paid – 39

After several weeks of keeping a low profile, the #1 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav, pulled out a breakout run last night. The MTT phenom conquered Spartan Poker’s ₹40 Lakhs GTD FCS#29 – High – Sunday Celebration for ₹7.68 Lakhs – picking up his first title in over a month – following a HU deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘d00mtr00per’ Wadhawan (2nd for ₹7.61 Lakhs). The Sunday win has catapulted Yadav to #2 in the FCS High leaderboard standings.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

The POY race frontrunner, Anuj Yadav, cashed another three Sunday flagships for over ₹8.09 Lakhs in total winnings, inching closer toward the ₹3 Crore milestone in annual earnings.

His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #29 High Sunday Celebration for ₹7,67,447

> 33rd in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹16,250

> 163rd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #35 High ₹1.25 Crore – Mega Celebration for ₹15,257

> 26th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Galactic Series MAIN EVENT Edition for ₹10,319

Anuj Yadav’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.90 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.74 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #17 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.95 Crores | Ranked #1 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #2 in Annual Profits

Poker coach Abhishek ‘MambaMentality’ Goindi pocketed ₹5.05 Lakhs in Sunday winnings through four ITM finishes which include:

Abhishek Goindi
Abhishek Goindi

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #29 High Sunday Celebration for ₹4,46,550

> 78th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 Game Changer for ₹44,000

> 112th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#20 BSS Superstack for ₹7,752

> 70th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #30 Mid Main Event for ₹6,149

Abhishek Goindi’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.29 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.23 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Shailendra ‘TIMBOOR’ Pradhan collected ₹1.73 Lakhs through two ITM finishes, which include:

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #29 High Sunday Celebration for ₹1,57,094

> 238th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 Game Changer for ₹16,000

Shailendra Pradhan’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹55.68 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Final Table Results

  1. Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹7,67,447*
  2. Ankit ‘d00mtr00per’ Wadhawan – ₹7,61,357*
  3. Abhishek ‘MambaMentality’ Goindi – ₹4,46,550
  4. Meshuggee4 – ₹3,60,446
  5. Satish1926 – ₹2,82,586
  6. sarryu – ₹2,13,886
  7. Shailendra ‘TIMBOOR’ Pradhan – ₹1,57,094
  8. elder_flower – ₹,15,416

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

FCS #32 – High – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 209

Re-entries – 51

Rebuys – 151

Prize Pool – ₹20,55,000

Places Paid – 39

Navaneesha ‘np406’ P featured prominently among Sunday`s standout winners! She shipped two tournaments and cashed another five, accumulating a hefty ₹5.84 Lakhs overall!

She took down PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack 6-Max for ₹1.73 Lakhs earlier in the day and followed it by banking her biggest score of the night in Spartan Poker’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD FCS#32 – High, taking home a career-best ₹3.79 Lakhs! This was her second FCS title victory, as she had won FCS #9 Mid on August 4.

Her Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #32 High for ₹3,78,689

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack 6-Max for ₹1,73,407

> 331st in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 Game Changer for ₹12,000

> 42nd in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Galactic Series MAIN EVENT Edition for ₹7,500

> 14th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS SPRINT for ₹7,418

> 133rd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #30 Mid Main Event for ₹3,198

> 32nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS Kickoff for ₹1,383

Navaneesha P’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹79.84 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹18.60 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #10

The heads-up in the FCS#32 – High turned out to be a battle of the ‘Poker Sheroes!’ While Navaneesha took home the title and top prize, Akanksha ‘HashBrownie’ Singh, one-half of the popular Suited Connectors, finished a close second for ₹3.07 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal. Singh picked up another score in Spartan Poker’s FCS #30 Mid Main Event (55th for ₹7,171), netting ₹3.14 Lakhs overall, taking her tracked online winnings to ₹42.02 Lakhs.

Akanksha Singh
Akanksha Singh

 

The #3 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover, recorded ₹1.98 Lakhs in Sunday winnings through two deep runs, which include:

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover

 

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #32 High for ₹1,61,729

> 28th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #29 High Sunday Celebration for ₹35,724

Arsh Grover’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.64 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.58 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.42 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹99.31 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #14 | Ranked #3 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #4 in Annual Profits

PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘Eunseom176’ Chowdhury posted ₹2.98 Lakhs in Sunday winnings on the back of seven ITM finishes, which include:

Rony Chowdhury
Rony Chowdhury

 

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #32 High for ₹1,26,794

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #28 High for ₹70,760

> 55th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #35 High – Mega Celebration for ₹59,854

> 49th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹13,750

> 14th in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹11,242

> 19th PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Galactic Series MAIN EVENT Edition for ₹10,723

> 74th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #30 Mid Main Event for ₹5,195

Rony Chowdhury’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.67 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.37 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Final Table Results

  1. Navaneesha ‘np406’ P – ₹3,78,689*
  2. Akanksha ‘HashBrownie’ Singh – ₹3,07,270*
  3. UNKNOWN – ₹2,00,363
  4. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – ₹1,61,729
  5. Rony ‘Eunseom176’ Chowdhury – ₹1,26,794
  6. elder_flower – ₹95,969
  7. UNKNOWN – ₹70,487
  8. Kunal ‘WiFimOneY’ Yadav – ₹51,786

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

FCS #30 – Mid Main Event – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 770

Re-entries – 232

Rebuys – 478

Prize Pool – ₹22,20,000

Places Paid – 143

Sachin ‘brownguy26’ Raj traversed a vast 1,480 entry field in Spartan Poker’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD FCS#30 – Mid Main Event, banking ₹3.32 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘YwzK4927’ (2nd for ₹3.24 Lakhs).

Sachin Raj
Sachin Raj

 

Sachin Raj cashed two other events, locking in ₹4.02 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #30 Mid Main Event for ₹3,32,117

> 37th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #35 High – Mega Celebration for ₹43,814

> 163rd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 Game Changer for ₹26,000

Sachin Raj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹20.26 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹7.94 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #6

Shravan ‘giraffebanger’ Suresh pocketed a cool ₹7.74 Lakhs on the back of two ITM finishes, which include:

> 5th for PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 Game Changer for ₹6,00,000

> 3rd in Spartan Poker`s FCS#30 – Mid Main Event for ₹1,73,826

Shravan Suresh`s online stats (PokerBaazi & Spartan Poker): Lifetime Winnings: ₹34.58 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹11.92 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

Final Table Results

  1. Sachin ‘brownguy26’ Raj – ₹3,32,117*
  2. YwzK4927 – ₹3,24,337*
  3. Shravan ‘giraffebanger’ Suresh – ₹1,73,826
  4. Kushagra ‘The Unconventional’ Mehta – ₹1,30,536
  5. Adarsh ‘I m d GOAT’ Jha – ₹1,01,010
  6. Abhimanisha – ₹74,370
  7. Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel – ₹54,057
  8. suraj4757 – ₹38,606

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

FCS #28 High – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,850

Entries – 135

Re-entries – 28

Re-buys – 130

Prize Pool – 10,25,500

Places Paid – 23

Last week`s Destiny champion, Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish, scored a thumping victory in Spartan Poker`s 10 Lakhs GTD FCS #28 High, scoring 2.38 Lakhs in first-place prize money with Bharat ‘sanapalbhar’ Kumar collecting 1.61 Lakhs in second place.

Utkarsh Vaish
Utkarsh Vaish

 

Spartan Poker loyalist Vaish raked in 2.55 Lakhs last night as he also placed 130th in the FCS #35 High – Mega Celebration for 16,691. His online stats (Spartan Poker and PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.21 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 27.82 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #8

Final Table Results

  1. Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish – 2,38,429
  2. Bharat ‘sanapalbhar’ Kumar – 1,61,516
  3. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – 1,07,678
  4. Balthazar – 88,193
  5. Rony ‘Eunseom176’ Chowdhury – 70,760
  6. Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj – 54,864
  7. mltrrr – 37,239
  8. Adarsh ‘I m d GOAT’ Jha – 29,842

 

‘BlindMan’sBluff’ (Won FCS #36 – Mid – 6-Max Turbo 5 Lakhs GTD for 1.21 Lakhs), ‘HEMAKUNA’ (Won 4 Lakhs GTD FCS #33 – Mid – Turbo for 75,119), and ‘JULI1LLB’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD FCS #31 – Low – Turbo for 44,203) won the other Freedom Celebration titles on Sunday.

 

FCS Leaderboard Standings After Day 4

The FCS #12 High – Friday Celebration champion ‘Sami5’ (1,475 points) is still the player to catch on the 10 Lakhs added FCS High leaderboard. Last night`s FCS #29 High – Sunday Celebration champion Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (1,330 points) has sneaked up to #2 in the rankings with PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘Eunseom176’ Chowdhury (1,273 points) climbing up to #3.

The FCS #25 DST – Mid & FCS #36 Turbo 6-Max – Mid champion ‘BlindMan’sBluff’ (1,977 points) has charged to the top of the 6 Lakhs added FCS Mid leaderboard after shipping two FCS – Mid titles on consecutive days. The FCS #18 Mid winner Paras ‘Jhukega nahi $ala’ Jain (1,837 points) and FCS #13 Mid winner ‘talissya’ (1,819 points) are a close #2 and #3 in the standings.

The FCS #31 Turbo – Low winner ‘JULI1LLB’ (1,638 points) leads the 4 Lakhs added FCS Low leaderboard standing, with ‘Mndka2.0’ (1,407 points) and Sumit K ‘Newsharkintown’ Dogra (1,306 TLB points) rounding out the top three names in the standings.

 

PokerBaazi

The second edition of PokerBaazi Classics played down to a rousing close on Sunday, with the series’ biggest draw, PBC#22 Game Changer crowning a champion.

PBC#22 Game Changer – ₹2 Crore GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 2,635

Re-entries – 1,162

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000,000

Places Paid – 501

The PokerBaaziClassics 2.0 wrapped up proceedings in the most dramatic fashion on Sunday. The Game Changer 2.0 champion Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain made it two-for-two as he captured the ₹2 Crores GTD PBC#22 Game Changer for a whopping ₹25.30 Lakhs! Just like the past Sunday when Aditya Sushant won The MoneyMaker title for a second time, Jain drove up the action last night, traversing past the 3,797-player field in the Sunday headliner, eventually defeating Sumit ‘Sunmol’ Kumar (2nd for ₹17 Lakhs) heads-up to emerge as The Game Changer 6.0 champion.

Shagun Jain
Shagun Jain

 

The Jaipur-based Jain’s first victory in the flagship tournament dates back to August 2019, when he had pocketed ₹40.78 Lakh for taking down the biggest guaranteed tournament at that time. Last July, Sogani also joined The Millionaire club after he shipped the Spartan Poker flagship for ₹17.89 Lakhs.

The ₹5,500 buy-in tourney ran four starting flights but had to fill in a landslide overlay worth ₹10.15 Lakhs. The top 501 spots got paid, and rounding out the podium of seven-figure scorers was Avijit ‘SwangoRay’ Jaiswal, who cashed for ₹13 Lakhs in third place.

Avijit Jaiswal
Avijit Jaiswal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain – ₹25,30,000
  2. Sumit ‘Summol’ Kumar – ₹17,00,000
  3. Avijit ‘SwangoRay’ Jaiswal – ₹13,00,000
  4. Omkarnath ‘omipower’ Nath – ₹9,00,000
  5. Shravan ‘Enterthedragon’ Suresh – ₹6,00,000
  6. Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla – ₹5,00,000
  7. Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar – ₹4,00,000
  8. meanrev – ₹3,00,000

 

PBC#20 BSS Superstack – ₹40 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 494

Re-entries – 475

Prize Pool – ₹48,45,000

Places Paid – 117

Last night, the second most prominent winner on PokerBaazi was the long-time poker pro Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan. The first-ever APT Online India Main Event champion, Mahajan was one of the 969 challengers who paid ₹5,500 to enter the ₹40 Lakhs PBC#20 BSS Superstack, and he outlasted the competition to win the title for ₹8.34 Lakhs. Pankaj ‘King533933’ Khandelwal collected ₹5.84 Lakhs in second place.

Rajat Mahajan
Rajat Mahajan

 

Mahajan made another two deep runs, filling in ₹9.06 Lakhs in Sunday winnings – his best yet in 2022, crossing ₹5 Crores in tracked online winnings

His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s PBC#20 BSS Superstack for ₹8,33,825

> 27th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #32 High for ₹18,084

> 22nd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #30 Mid Main Event for ₹13,609

The BSS Superstack ran from 7 PM to 4.31 AM, with the top 117 finishers earning a share of the guarantee-smashing ₹48.45 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan – ₹8,33,825
  2. Pankaj ‘King533933’ Khandelwal – ₹5,84,307
  3. Pratik ‘zpAAced’ Manjrekar – ₹3,78,879
  4. Samyak ‘stonedurrr’ Sethi – ₹2,80,041
  5. Gurpal ‘roothless’ Singh – ₹2,08,820
  6. Srihari ‘bangbang999’ Bang – ₹1,69,091
  7. Tarush ‘Busterr’ Gupta – ₹1,40,021
  8. monster0007 – ₹1,11,435

 

PBC#21 BSS Megastack – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 493

Re-entries – 398

Prize Pool – ₹22,27,000

Places Paid – 108

The most profitable player of the year, Young Gun Sahil ‘bluffme19’ Chutani, was July`s biggest scorer and opened his title tally for August in style last night. Making his way past a field of 891 entrants, the poker pro and coach took down PokerBaazi’s PBC#21 BSS Megastack for ₹3.90 Lakhs. Last week’s PBC#4 Holdem Boost champion Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora pocketed ₹2.73 Lakhs in second place.

Sahil Chutani
Sahil Chutani

 

The two-time Legends – IOPC champion Sahil Chutani cashed another two events, making away with ₹5.21 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s PBC#21 BSS Megastack for ₹3,89,813

> 21st in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 Game Changer for ₹70,000

> 61st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #35 High Mega Celebration for ₹61,288

Sahil Chutani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.36 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.66 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #18 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.73 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹1.92 Crores | Ranked #2 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #1 in Annual Profits

The BSS Megastack runner-up finisher Himanshu Arora cashed another five events for a Sunday take-home worth ₹3.44 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.56 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹91.15 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7

Himanshu Arora
Himanshu Arora

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sahil ‘bluffme19’ Chutani – ₹3,89,813
  2. Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora – ₹2,73,092
  3. gunmaster7777 – ₹1,76,641
  4. Shakir ‘shakir123’ Mohammad – ₹1,30,532
  5. inranisi – ₹97,565
  6. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – ₹78,854
  7. Animesh ‘ogamayaken’ Tripathi – ₹65,266
  8. Aditya ‘Konstantin’ Singh – ₹51,901

 

BSS MonsterStack 6-Max – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,750

Entries – 169

Re-entries – 145

Prize Pool – 7,85,000

Places Paid – 36

Navaneesha ‘np406’ P had the best career run last night, winning two flagship titles! The FCS #32 High champion, Navaneesha, was also the last player standing in the 5 Lakhs GTD BSS MonsterStack 6-Max on PokerBaazi and took home an additional 1.73 Lakhs up top.

Navaneesha lapped up a career-best 5.76 Lakhs last night across six ITM finishes, and these included:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #32 High for 3.78 Lakhs (their largest online score to date and second FCS title in the series)

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for 1.73 Lakhs

> 331st in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 Game Changer for 12,000

> 14th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SPRINT for 7,418

> 32nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS Kickoff for 1,383

Navaneesha P’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 75.76 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 18.77 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #10

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja collected 1.21 Lakhs for his second-place finish. Ahuja made away with 2.36 Lakhs across seven deep runs last night. His Sunday cashes included:

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for 1.21 Lakhs