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What a Sunday it was! And taking center stage among the flurry of high-octane action was Young Gun Anuj Yadav (cover image)! The software developer-turned-poker pro not only became the first player to win Spartan Poker`s prestigious The Millionaire for an unprecedented third time, but he also took down PokerStars India`s Sunday Highroller to make away with a whopping ₹31.77 Lakhs overall!
Less than 30 minutes after winning PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹2.55 Lakhs, Anuj Yadav scored his career-third Millionaire title in Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series#24 – The Millionaire for a career-best ₹28.92 Lakhs (also finished 64th for ₹28,800). Both the Millionaire Series #24 and Sunday Highroller played down to heads-up deals!
Finishing runner-up to Yadav in the Millionaire Series#24 – The Millionaire was Arun Sriram, who netted ₹28.40 Lakhs in overall Sunday winnings. Meanwhile, Ashwin Vijay came second in Sunday Highroller for ₹2.51 Lakhs.
Rising Star Aman Parakh was another breakout winner last night. Besides shipping the Millionaire Series#22 – Deepstack for ₹7.92 Lakhs, he picked up six more cashes pocketing ₹8.24 Lakhs in cumulative earnings.
Vishal Kumar shipped Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹6.13 Lakhs, while Ayush Arora took down Adda52 Millions for ₹5.99 Lakhs.
PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul Raj was another standout winner and bagged his second flagship title in three days after shipping PokerStars India’s Sunday Special for ₹3.19 Lakhs.
Sandeep Varma, Sanchit Anand, Karan Malhotra, Yogesh Choudhary, Karan Jain, Raman Arora, Prashant Pandagre, Sagar Gulati, Tarsh Mehrotra, Janish Jain, and Mohsin Shaikh shipped the other Sunday majors.
Here are the Sunday highlights!
Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire Series 3.0 wrapped up last night with the showstopper ₹1.50 Crores GTD Millionaire Series#24 – The Millionaire crowning a champion in Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav!
Over the past few months, Anuj Yadav has been one of our most frequent bloggers. If you haven’t read them yet, do check them out! In his latest blog on Flow State, Yadav had written, “Today I experienced a flow state while playing poker after a long time. The key was to focus on only playing poker and nothing else.”
Considering how Yadav is now the only player to have won The Millionaire three times, he seems to have discovered the secret to harnessing ‘flow state.’ And it was not just the Millionaire Series#24 – The Millionaire (for ₹28.92 Lakhs) that the former engineer shipped last night as less than 30 minutes prior, he won PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller (for ₹2.55 Lakhs), accumulating a career-best ₹31.77 Lakhs in one session!
Anuj Yadav’s online stats (Spartan Poker & PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.15 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.54 Crores
Friday`s Grinders#27 Highroller winner Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram chopped the Millionaire Series#24 – The Millionaire title heads-up with Yadav for an impressive ₹27.31 Lakhs. Sriram scored in two more events for a total of ₹28.40 Lakhs in Sunday earnings.
His ITM finishes include:
> 3rd in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹1,07,098
> 62nd in Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series #23 D’lite for ₹1,900
Naman ‘Nammy09’ Puri (3rd for ₹12.80 Lakhs), Harshit ‘PokerinOlympics’ Sanghi (4th for ₹8 Lakhs), Anuj ‘Anuj16101’ Laddhad (6th for ₹3.68 Lakhs), and Vikash ‘Davill’ Kumar (8th for ₹2 Lakhs) were the other notables who FT-ed the Millionaire Series#24 – The Millionaire.
Rising star Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh went on a tear last night with seven ITM finishes worth ₹8.24 Lakhs overall. His biggest score came in the ₹45 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series#22 – Deepstack (1st Place ₹10 Lakhs GTD) – the win bringing him his first title of November. Parakh chopped the Deepstack title three-way with Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (2nd for career-best ₹7.85 Lakhs) & PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan (3rd for ₹6.04 Lakhs)!
Aman Parakh`s ITM finishes include:
> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series #22 – Deepstack for ₹7,92,806
> 19th in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹9,699
> 9th in Adda52’s Tornado for ₹7,160
> 21st in Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series #23 D’lite Day 2 for ₹6,050
> 62nd in Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series #25 for ₹3,420
> 13th in PokerBaazi’s BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹3,002
> 13th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Night SPRINT for ₹2,459
Aman Parakh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.41 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.08 Crores | Titles Won in 2021: #38
The ₹10 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series – D’Lite was the other multi-flight event playing down to a winner yesterday. It registered 4,215 entries across seven starting flights, experiencing a ₹1.57 Lakhs overlay shortfall. Day 2 opened with 438 survivors (303 unique qualifiers), and 431 places were paid. Day 2 lasted over six hours, and in the end, the mystery user ‘Temple of RNGod’ claimed the ₹1.60 Lakhs top prize. Ashish ‘Ataraxia’ Kaushik locked in the runner-up payout worth ₹88,030.
Ashish Kaushik`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹91.28 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.30 Lakhs
Sanchit ‘devilsanchit’ Anand raced past the 786-entry field in the final event of the series, the ₹9 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series#25, to win ₹1.73 Lakhs. ‘Sami5’ finished runner-up for ₹1.09 Lakhs. The event filled in ₹1.14 Lakhs in overlays and paid out the 71 places.
Sanchit Anand`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹27 Lakhs | Lifetime Profit: ₹10.70 Lakhs
Bhushan Sohani’s spectacular Friday run that saw him ship the Millionaire Series#18 – The Elite and place runner-up in the Millionaire Series #19 helped him win the series leaderboard. He held on to his lead till the final day, wrapping up the series with ₹2.40 Lakhs in additional prizes. ‘Indianthug’ stood second for ₹1.80 Lakhs, and Priyank Kothari came third for ₹1.50 Lakhs.
The Millionaire Series 3.0 Leaderboard Complete Standings
|Rank||Player||Prize Amount (BM)|
|1||Bhushan 'funchampion' Sohani||₹2,40,000|
|3||Priyank 'Satoshi_Nakamoto' Kothari||₹1,50,000|
|4||Prabhas 'Baba_Tufaani' Sharma||₹1,20,000|
|5||Harshit 'PokerinOlympics' Sanghi||₹1,00,000|
|7||Kritagya 'Kritagya_1703' Sharma||₹60,000|
|8||Tanmay 'tsb2127' Bhalerao||₹40,000|
|9||Abhijeet 'The SupremeOne' Kumar||₹20,000|
|10||Anuj 'tittooTauji' Yadav||₹10,000|
‘Guddu_ki_Gun’ (Won The Centurion ₹80K GTD for ₹17,720) and ‘r@isemeonce’ (Won Striker ₹18K GTD for ₹4,667) shipped the other Sunday marquees on Spartan Poker.
PokerBaazi’s Sunday headliner, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, logged in 336 entries to fall ₹3.20 Lakhs short of its advertised guarantee. The user ‘geans89’ championed the event for a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹4.42 Lakhs defeating PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (2nd for ₹3.10 Lakhs) heads-up!
‘geans89’ now boasts of ₹5.84 Lakhs in recorded MTT winnings on PokerBaazi and ₹3.68 Lakhs in site-profits.
Ashish Ahuja crossed the money line in one more event and cashed a bounty in another to collect ₹3.43 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.46 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.68 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹3 Crores | Ranked #6 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari FT-ed two events and cashed a third to bank ₹3.01 Lakhs.
Her ITM finishes include:
> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹1.99 Lakhs
> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s Rs. 10 Mein 10 Lakhpati Finale for ₹1 Lakh
> 130th in Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series #23 for ₹1,750
Sanjeeta Kumari’s Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹35.07 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹38.74 Lakhs
PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha earned over ₹2.30 Lakhs yesterday across four ITM finishes.
His top finishes include:
> 5th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹1 Lakh
> 7th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹73,600
> 12th in Adda52’s Adda52 Millions for ₹38,850
Arjanveer Singh Chadha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.10 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.49 Crores | Ranked #15 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings
The second BSS marquee, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS MonsterStack 6-Max, pulled in a 178-player field, falling ₹55,000 short of its listed guarantee. After close to five hours of play, Yogesh ‘pokerbrat0118’ Choudhary came out on top to win ₹1.24 Lakhs. Dishani ‘Dishvish’ Vijay came second for ₹87,150.
Yogesh Choudhary’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹52.11 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹20.46 Lakhs
The “₹10 Mein 10 Lakhpati” made another 10 players Lakhpati`s on Sunday! The event logged in 22,050 entries over 30 qualifiers. Only 380 unique survivors returned to play the Finale at 8 PM yesterday. After just three hours and 36 minutes of play, the top ten finishers, namely – Shashank ‘Rivert’ Shandilya, Kovid ‘fzzzyyy’ Saraswat, Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari, Anil ‘Anil9916’ Nishad, Urmila ‘vikku9334’ Devi, Krishan ‘Endboss01’ Kanta, Devjit ‘lazylizard’ Singh, Ramratan ‘rrpokerrider’ Jangid, Mohit ‘imohitahuja21’ Ahuja, and Abhijit ‘abhi06020703’ Ghosh each banked ₹1 Lakh in cash prize.
Laxman ‘alex16’ Jagtap was eliminated on the money bubble in 11th place to win a OnePlus Nord phone as consolation!
The last day of the Baazi Grinder Series crowned six winners. The marquee event of the series, the ₹6 Lakhs GTD Grinders#40 Main Event, collected a guarantee-crushing ₹6.47 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 518 entries. Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra was the last player standing and won ₹1.26 Lakhs, his fourth title this month. Myron ‘priyankAAchoprAA’ Pereira placed runner-up for ₹88,190.
Karan Malhotra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹89.37 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹31.88 Lakhs
Prashant ‘prashant031’ Pandagre (Won Grinders#39 6-Max ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,754), Janish ‘janish1998’ Jain (Won Grinders#41 ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,420), ‘yogeshchhabra99’ (Won Grinders#38 ₹60K GTD for ₹12,018), ‘thereallokimon’ (Won Grinders#42 Turbo ₹50K GTD for ₹9,758), and ‘imtiaz7862’ (Won Grinders#37 ₹10K GTD for ₹1,907) won the other Grinders Series titles!
‘gd1921’ (anonymity requested) topped the Grinders Series leaderboard standings for ₹85,000 in prizes. Ganesh ‘Ganesh24’ Durgade (2nd for ₹55,000) and ‘swAAmi’ (3rd for ₹38,000) made the podium!
Grinders Series Leaderboard Standings
|2||Ganesh 'Ganesh24' Durgade||₹55,000|
|5||Taliwabang 'Meverick' Jamir||₹15,000|
|6||Akhilesh 'Aone1' Gautam||₹15,000|
|7||Prabhat 'prabhat2810' Kumar||₹6,500|
|8||Prashant 'prashant031' Pandagre||₹6,500|
|9||Sumanth 'sp175' Kumar||₹3,000|
The other prominent winners of the day include ‘tingting’ (Won BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹43,970), ‘7jerry7’ (Won BSS Night Sprint ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,958), ‘ankitbawa’ (Won BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹23,863), Tarsh ‘Ceepee’ Mehrotra (Won BSS Afternoon Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,565), ‘gerrard09’ (Won PLO Daily ₹40K GTD for ₹11,820), and ‘DaHodler’ (Won Daily 5-Max ₹50K GTD for ₹8,908).
PokerStars India`s Sunday headliner, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special Progressive KO, overlaid ₹2.60 Lakhs after 248 challengers signed up for ₹5,500. PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj walked away with the title (his second in three days), collecting ₹3.19 Lakhs for the win, with Chirag ‘Whyworry_56’ Sodha placing runner-up for ₹1.62 Lakhs.
Gokul Raj added over ₹3.49 Lakhs last night as he also ranked 52nd in the Millionaire Series #14 The Millionaire for ₹30,400.
The other Sunday staple, ₹12 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller, clocked in 97 entrants to leave an overlay of ₹2.30 Lakhs, and the top 11 places placed in the money. Racing past the competition was none other than last night’s Millionaire Series #14 – The Millionaire champion, Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav, who walked away with ₹2.55 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay (2nd for ₹2.51 Lakhs).
Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain (Won Big Bubble Rush ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹51,323), ‘RAV1619’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,501), ‘Shawn_Williams’ (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹26,016), ‘nonsensicaltius’ (Won Sunday Warm-Up ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹23,748), and ‘gblaze8611’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,612) won the other Sunday marquees on the site.
Adda52 hosted the Adda52 Millions and the Mega Suits, putting up a ₹25 Lakhs guarantee on both flagships. The 7.30 PM Mega Suits logged in 468 entries, filling in ₹1.60 Lakhs in overlays. Cutting his way across the field was the former ATOC Highroller and Adda52 Millions champion Vishal ‘vishalkumar1270’ Kumar, who claimed the title for a hefty ₹6.13 Lakhs. The banker-turned poker pro Rajat ‘Oshoswami’ Sharma finished runner-up for ₹3.63 Lakhs.
The Mega Suits was the third title Kumar has won on the site this year and has boosted his lifetime winnings to ₹79.02 Lakhs.
Giving Kumar company in the champion’s club was Ayush ‘thesetminer’ Arora, who shipped the Adda52 Millions for a career-best ₹5.99 Lakhs. The tourney drew 259 entrants, collecting a ₹25.90 Lakhs prize pool. Chandan ‘darkfish15’ Arora placed second for ₹4.76 Lakhs.
Ayush Arora`s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹24.54 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹10 Lakhs
The ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showdown kicked off at 6 PM and went down the wire at 1.23 AM. Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS decimated the 466-player field, eventually claiming the top prize of ₹1.91 Lakhs. He chopped the title heads-up with Anmolraj Singh ‘anmolrajy’ Chawla, the latter grabbing ₹1.60 Lakhs in second place. The ₹2,500 buy-in event collected a guarantee-crossing ₹10.49 Lakhs prize pool.
‘Ronima1978’ (Won Tornado ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹98,264), Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora (Won Ultimate DST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹28,005), Sagar ‘Sagar28389’ Gulati (Won Sunday Punch ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹24,444) and Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh (Won Midnight Bash ₹25K GTD for ₹7,000) won the other Adda52 marquees!
The Sunday showstopper on Khelo365’s, the ₹1 Lakh GTD, Big Bang, registered a 41-entry field, and ‘ITSJOHNNY’ outlasted them all to win ₹37,000. ‘Vijaypatel58’ finished runner-up for ₹25,000.
The user ‘Hero97’ championed the ₹50K GTD Dominator to earn ₹15,000, beating ‘Stnu99’ (2nd for ₹10,000 ) heads-up.
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