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Anujkumar Kodam, Sumit Sapra, Pulkit Goyal, Utsav Taneja & Shagun Jain Bag Sunday Flagship Titles

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis March 15, 2021
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With Spartan Poker’s Final Table Series (FTS) on the brink of closing out its second edition, this Sunday was packed to the brim with electrifying action.

The star attraction of the FTS 2.0, the ₹2 Crores GTD FTS Main Event, played down to its final table, with Young Gun Anujkumar Kodam grabbing the overnight chip lead. The FTS Main Event will play down to a champion today, and you can tune it for the FT live-stream starting at 6 PM on the PokerGuru Facebook page. The former SSS Millionaire and MoneyMaker champion, Kodam, packed quite the punch last night as he also championed the Adda52 Millions for ₹6.86 Lakhs.

Another former SSS Millionaire champion, Pulkit Goyal, collected his second FTS Champions Medallion at the series by shipping the ₹40 Lakhs GTD FTS Head Hunter for ₹5.65 Lakhs earlier in the day. He also final-tabled the ₹12.50 Lakhs GTD FTS#24, raking in over ₹6 Lakhs on Sunday.

Seasoned pro and one of the top five winners of 2020, Sumit Sapra joined the FTS winner’s list after taking down the ₹35 Lakhs GTD FTS#23 for ₹6.77 Lakhs.

Utsav Taneja collected his fifth tourney title of the year after shipping PokerBaazi’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS#4 SuperStack for ₹4.20 Lakhs.

The former Grand Mega Suits champion Shagun Jain came out on top in PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD MicroMillions Main Event to win ₹1.75 Lakhs. He added three more FT scores to his bankroll, adding ₹3.48 Lakhs overall in Sunday winnings.


Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s much-awaited FTS 2.0 is now on its final day. The series’ magnum opus, the ₹2 Crores GTD FTS#25 Main Event, had a marathon run last night. The ₹35,000 entry buy-in event hosted two starting flights, gathering 622 entries, with the site having to fill in a marginal ₹96,000 in overlays. Day 2 kicked off at 10 PM, and the tourney was paused once the eight-handed final table was formed. Last night’s Adda52 Millions winner, Young Gun Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam (4,649,177), grabbed the overnight chip lead. Avinit ‘pushnpray17’ Bagri (3,923,129) and Young Gun Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia (3,013,791) bagged the next top stacks.

Anujkumar Kodam
Anujkumar Kodam


PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘deranzzdd’ Arya (2,498,890), ‘Rockydgreat’ (2,276,610), Kushagra ‘Nkush’ Mehta (2,034,136), Alok ‘Mazacar’ Birewar (1,871,559) and Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar (1,502,708) are the other contenders in the running to win the prestigious FTS Main Event title and the ₹38.38 Lakhs up-top.

This is Kushagra Mehta’s third FTS featured final table appearance of the series. He has already finished second twice before in the ₹75 Lakhs GTD FTS#2 Kick-Off (runner-up for ₹9.03 Lakhs) and the ₹85 Lakhs GTD FTS#11 Big Game (runner-up for ₹10.37 Lakhs).

The final table begins at 6 PM today and will be live-streamed on the PokerGuru Facebook page. World-renowned poker coach ‘Bencb’ is expected to join the commentator’s panel, so stay tuned!

While the FTS Main Event garnered most of the attention, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD FTS Head Hunter, crowned a champion in Pulkit ‘Championplayer’ Goyal, who walked away with ₹5.65 Lakhs in cash prize, along with the Champions Medallion. The former SSS Millionaire winner, who had shipped the ₹30 Lakhs GTD FTS#18 for ₹4.47 Lakhs on March 12, also FT-ed the FTS#24, placing eighth for ₹35,429. Following his Sunday night’s run, Goyal added ₹6.01 Lakhs to his bankroll, catapulting his way to the #1 position on the FTS leaderboard.

Pulkit Goyal
Pulkit Goyal


Hitesh ‘hitesh bhai’ Batra secured the runner-up finish in the FTS Head Hunter for ₹3.80 Lakhs. He also placed second in PokerBaazi’s BSS#3 Monster 6-Max, collecting ₹4.68 Lakhs in cumulative winnings.

Runner-up Hitesh Batra
Runner-up Hitesh Batra


You can watch the FT recap of the FTS Head Hunter below, with Sam Razavi, Muskan Sethi, and Peter Abraham commentating on the action.

The ₹35 Lakhs GTD FTS#23 found a winner in APL Ambassador Sumit ‘AAddicted’ Sapra, who knocked out Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel (runner-up for ₹4.27 Lakhs) in second place to win ₹6.77 Lakhs and the FTS Champions Medallion. The event clocked in 651 entries, overlaying ₹2.45 Lakhs.

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra


The ₹12.50 Lakhs GTD FTS#24 was shipped by Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik for ₹2.82 Lakhs. The top 47 places were paid, and Suhas ‘Skullkiker’ N Yadav claimed the runner-up payday worth ₹1.79 Lakhs.

Ashish Kaushik
Ashish Kaushik


Kshithesh ‘tobirama’ Siraboina took down the ₹6 Lakhs GTD FTS#22 for ₹88,946, following a three-way deal with Sumit ‘ronav’ Chhabra (runner-up for ₹84,958) and Pranav ‘Mithrandir16’ Anand (3rd for ₹84,821).

After Sunday’s events, the FTS 2.0 leaderboard witnessed a lot of upheavals. Pulkit Goyal has taken over the #1 spot with 3,566 points, with PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja hot on his heels with 3,538 points. Ankit Omprakash ‘ON_MY_Mac’ Bajaj is a close third with 3,501 points.

1Pulkit 'Championplayer' Goyal3,566
2Ashish 'Spewushhhiiiii' Ahuja3,538
3Ankit Omprakash
'ON_MY_Mac' Bajaj
4Arjun 'lol this guy' Pasricha2,937
'chilling' Sodha
6Sanat 'mehro2511' Mehrotra2,805
7Harshad 'Omglukbox' Barve2,792
'NutsTodayBluffTomo' Patni
9Sooraj 'soorajtodi' Todi2,417
'galafoooo' Pal


PokerStars India

While the MicroMillions came to an end on PokerStars India last night, the site also hosted its Sunday flagship ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special that returned to its PKO format yet again. The ₹5,500 entry buy-in tourney garnered 225 entries that led to a deficit of ₹3.75 Lakhs. Well-known reg Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora raced to the top of the field and won ₹3.17 Lakhs (₹1.80 Lakhs in prize money, ₹1.36 Lakhs in bounties). The 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin ‘kornkid4’ Labroo secured the runner-up spot for ₹1.83 Lakhs (₹1.33 Lakhs in prize money, ₹50,156 in bounties). With this win, Arora’s lifetime winnings have crossed ₹3.24 Crores.

Chandan Arora
Chandan Arora


The showstopper of the MicroMillios series, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD MicroMillions-45 Main Event, ran from 7 PM to 3:15 AM. The event registered 614 entries, falling ₹79,000 short of its listed guarantee. The Game Changer 2.0 champion Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain was on a roll yesterday as he not only took down the MicroMillions Main Event for ₹1.75 Lakhs but also went on to FT Adda52’s Mega Suits and Sunday Showdown and ran deep in PokerBaazi’s BSS#4 SuperStack. He lapped up ₹3.48 Lakhs in cumulative earnings last night. Dharmendra ‘Dman-lica’ Singh Rawat placed runner-up in the MicroMillions Main Event for ₹1.25 Lakhs.

Shagun Jain
Shagun Jain


The other event awarding TLB points towards the March “Star of the Month” leaderboard, the ₹1 Lakh GTD Sunday Supersonic, saw the mystery user ‘Naru96’ winning the tourney for ₹24,571 (₹12,587 in prize money, ₹11,984 in bounties). ‘irr786’ finished runner-up for ₹16,240 (₹9,256 in prize money, ₹6,984 in bounties).

All the ITM finishers of the Sunday Special and Sunday Supersonic received TLB points for the “Star of the Month” – March leaderboard race. For more details of the “Star of the Month” promotion and the latest leaderboard standings, visit the promotions page.

With the MicroMillions series now in the books, here are the final leaderboard standings.

1Nishant 'Balaark' Pandey850
2Shubham 'backchod launda' Agarwal805
3Amit 'Stu Ungar 7694' Kaushik685
4Tapan 'tweedu_taps' Mansotra605
7Sanchit 'devilsanchit' Anand460
8Akash 'as5072828' Sharma425
15Ashish 'evergeek' Singh355
16Rohit 'kick_aasss014' Singh350
17Gopal 'MrBigSlick139' Bajaj345
20Amar 'PsykoEko' B Iyer325
22Akshay 'VaahBhaiVaah' Gupta305
23Zeta Sagittarii295
25Akhilesh 'GM2318' Gautam285
25manish jangid285
27Vasu 'Aggrolegend' Ramanan280
29Sushil 'S8888786' Narnoliya255
37Chaitanya 'crylighter' Dhingra230
38I am VR4Poker225
39Ram 'TheLagLawyer' Kakkar220
40Vishal 'KeepYourC()()I_' Sharma215
42Armaan 'armaan007111' Kochhar210
42Karan 'gogikaran' Malhotra210
45Piyush 'noname3006' Nanda205
47Navaneesha 'np406' P200
47Shubham 'theViperArena' Chaudhary200
49Ajit 'ace_bob_here' Singh Arora195
49Adwait 'Adwait Pol' Pol195



Yet another edition of the Baazi Super Sunday (BSS) played out yesterday. Headlining the day’s roster was the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS#4 SuperStack that locked in 390 entrants, missing the break-even mark by ₹50,000. Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja defeated Vatsalya ‘MaxEV’ Rao (runner-up for ₹2.94 Lakhs) heads-up to bank the ₹4.20 Lakhs winner’s paycheque. Taneja now has ₹1.74 Crores in recorded online earnings.

Utsav Taneja
Utsav Taneja


For Vatsalya Rao, this was one of two runner-up finishes on Sunday. He placed runner-up to Anujkumar Kodam in the Adda52 Millions as well, banking ₹6.94 Lakhs overall.

The first of the two ₹5 Lakhs GTD events running on PokerBaazi, the BSS#3 Monster 6-Max, kicked off at 5 PM. The event attracted 168 entries, overlaying

₹80,000. After a little over five hours of play, site regular Ayush ‘Proman502’ Garg took down the event for ₹1.24 Lakhs, while Hitesh ‘hiteshbhai’ Batra came in second for ₹87,150.

Ayush Garg
Ayush Garg


Starting three hours after the BSS#3 Monster 6-Max, was the BSS#5 MegaStack. The ₹2,750 entry buy-in event logged in 199 entries – falling just one entry short of its 200-player guarantee. The anonymous user ‘atulkhurana’ shipped the event for ₹1.20 Lakhs. ‘madhumangal’ placed runner-up for ₹84,650.



The ₹30 Lakhs GTD Mega Suits was the day`s featured event on Adda52. The tourney experienced a shortfall deficit of ₹2.55 Lakhs on the back of 549 entries. The anonymous user ‘filmyjuwari’ emerged as the champion and took home ₹7.20 Lakhs for the win after outlasting ‘ChupaRustam2901’ (runner-up for ₹4.2 Lakhs) in the heads-up finale.

Sporting a ₹11,000 entry buy-in, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions pulled in 232 participants, overlaying ₹1.80 Lakhs. It took almost nine hours of work for the former SSS Millionaire champion Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam to take down the tourney, and he netted an impressive ₹6.86 Lakhs for his efforts. Kodam was in splendid form last night, as he also bagged the chip lead in the biggest guaranteed tourney last night, Spartan Poker’s FTS Main Event.

Anujkumar Kodam
Anujkumar Kodam


Vatsalya ‘tooeasy’ Rao came close to winning a title for a second time last night but eventually fell one spot short, settling for a runner-up payout worth ₹4 Lakhs. Along with his runner-up finish in PokerBaazi’s BSS#4 SuperStack, Rao pocketed a cumulative ₹6.94 Lakhs.

Vatsalya Rao
Vatsalya Rao


Adda52’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showdown recorded 354 entries, filling in ₹2.04 Lakhs in overlays. Sandeep ‘pizzakhanahai’ Chhabra decimated the competition to claim the title and top prize of ₹1.96 Lakhs. Bharat ‘rungooserun’ Vasan booked the runner-up spot for ₹1.45 Lakhs.

Runner-up Bharat Vasan
Runner-up Bharat Vasan


The other Sunday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
'debapriya_12345'₹1.49 LakhsHurricane ₹4.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Kshithesh ‘tobirama’ Siraboina₹88,946FTS#22 ₹6 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay₹55,702Micro Millions – 44 Final Warrm-upPokerStars India
Mukeshahuja₹48,300BSS#6 After Party ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Vinay2001₹40,000Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTDKhelo365
varunpothan82₹33,842Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
CURRY300₹29,204Micro Millions – 46 Sunday Storm ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Naru96₹24,571Sunday Supersonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
zravasya₹18,000Dominator ₹50K GTDKhelo365
RyadAli₹12,900Rivered PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
JackSparrow₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365
Mahakal₹5,500Depositors Freeroll ₹25K GTDPokerDangal


FTS#25 Main Event 2 Crores GTD Day 2 – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹35,000

Day 1A Entries – 264

Day 1B Entries – 358

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,00,000

Places Paid – 79

The crowning glory of the FTS 2.0, the ₹2 Crores GTD FTS#25 Main Event, featuring a ₹35,000 entry buy-in, played out two starting flights and Day 2 all in one day! The ₹2 Crores guaranteed tourney registered 622 entries, falling ₹96,000 short of its listed guarantee.

Day 1A began at 12 PM and registered 264 entries. Asheesh ‘sceptre’ Boyapati (815,483) and Sagar ‘strangeplay’ Choudhury (641,937) bagged the top two stacks.

Day 1B at 4 PM dragged in 358 entries with Shashank ‘westworld’ Jain (802,956) and Young Gun Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia (741,140) carrying forward the top stacks.

The 85 surviving players from the two flights reconvened at 10 PM. The FTS Main Event commenced Day 2 immediately, and the game was paused as soon as the eight-handed FT was formed.

The former SSS The Millionaire and The MoneyMaker champion, Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam (4,649,177), is the frontrunner to win the FTS Main Event title as he enters the FT today in the chip lead. Avinit ‘pushnpray17’ Bagri (3,923,129) and Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia (3,013,791) are the two other players with over 3 Million in chips.

The FTS Main Event FT promises to be a fiercely contested battle with top regs like PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘deranzzdd’ Arya (2,498,890), ‘Rockydgreat’ (2,276,610), the ever-consistent Kushagra ‘Nkush’ Mehta (2,034,136), Alok ‘Mazacar’ Birewar (1,871,559) and Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar (1,502,708) also in the running.

The final table starts at 6 PM today and you can tune in to watch the live-stream on the PokerGuru Facebook page. To make things even more interesting, world-renowned poker coach ‘Bencb’ is expected to join the commentator’s panel today.

A long list of notables missed out on making it to the FT. The list includes names like Kunal ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ Patni (9th for ₹3.38 Lakhs), Day 1A chip leader Shashank ‘westworld’ Jain (10th for ₹2.78 Lakhs), Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (12th for ₹2.36 Lakhs), Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru (13th for ₹2.36 Lakhs), Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal (16th for ₹1.82 Lakhs), Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve (17th for ₹1.82 Lakhs), and Shivang ‘RegularPlaya’ Yadav (19th for ₹1.62 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador`s Ankit ‘shippament’ Wadhawan (11th for ₹2.78 Lakhs) and Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (14th for ₹2.06 Lakhs) also came within touching distance of the FT.

2nd in Chips Avinit Bagri
2nd in Chips Avinit Bagri


Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam – 4,649,177
  2. Avinit ‘pushnpray17’ Bagri – 3,923,129
  3. Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia – 3,013,791
  4. Devvrat ‘deranzzdd’ Arya – 2,498,890
  5. Rockydgreat – 2,276,610
  6. Kushagra ‘Nkush’ Mehta – 2,034,136
  7. Alok ‘Mazacar’ Birewar – 1,871,559
  8. Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar – 1,502,708


FTS#20 Head Hunter 40 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹16,500

Entries – 155

Re-entries – 58

Re-buys – 53

Prize Pool – ₹40,00,000

Places Paid – 31

The second-last featured FT at the FTS 2.0, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD FTS#20 Head Hunter, played down to a winner on Sunday. The ₹16,500 entry buy-in tourney wrangled in 266 runners (155 unique, 58 re-entries, and 53 re-buys), falling a marginal ₹10,000 short of its listed guarantee.

Pulkit ‘Championplayer’ Goyal topped the eight-handed final table last night to win his second FTS Champions Medallion and the ₹5.66 Lakhs first-place cash prize. Hitesh ‘hitesh bhai’ Batra placed runner-up for ₹3.81 Lakhs.

Ajay ‘lucky_you’ Lathuria (3rd for ₹2.69 Lakhs), Thilakkumar ‘royalkiller’ S (4th for ₹2.18 Lakhs), Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj (5th for ₹1.72 Lakhs), Manish ‘potlords’ Gandhi (6th for ₹1.31 Lakhs), Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira (7th for ₹95,497), and Siddharth ‘iPuntUCall’ Barot (8th for ₹69,817) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Pulkit ‘Championplayer’ Goyal – ₹5,65,762
  2. Hitesh ‘hitesh bhai’ Batra – ₹3,80,920
  3. Ajay ‘lucky_you’ Lathuria – ₹2,68,570
  4. Thilakkumar ‘royalkiller’ S– ₹2,17,745
  5. Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj – ₹1,72,270
  6. Manish ‘potlords’ Gandhi – ₹1,30,807
  7. Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira – ₹95,497
  8. Siddharth ‘iPuntUCall’ Barot – ₹69,817


FTS#23 35 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 325

Re-entries – 124

Re-buys – 202

Prize Pool – ₹35,00,000

Places Paid – 63

Spartan Poker’s ₹35 Lakhs GTD FTS#23 had to pitch in ₹2.45 Lakhs to make up the overlay deficit.

The 8 PM tourney went on till 6:36 AM on Monday, where the #4 ranked player of 2020, Sumit ‘AAddicted’ Sapra, eventually came out on top to win ₹6.77 Lakhs. Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel finished runner-up for ₹4.27 Lakhs.

Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das (3rd for ₹3.06 Lakhs), Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal (4th for ₹2.43 Lakhs), Avadh ‘cateyes’ Shah (5th for ₹1.90 Lakhs), Shravan ‘D.Trump04’ Chhabria (6th for ₹1.49 Lakhs), Suresh ‘pokergambit’ Kolli (7th for ₹1.08 Lakhs), and Sreekanth ‘TheGTObot’ Narayan (8th for ₹79,800) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Yohan Patel
Runner-up Yohan Patel


Final Table Results

  1. Sumit ‘AAddicted’ Sapra – ₹6,77,250
  2. Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel – ₹4,27,000
  3. Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das – ₹3,06,250
  4. Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal – ₹2,43,250
  5. Avadh ‘cateyes’ Shah – ₹1,90,750
  6. Shravan ‘D.Trump04’ Chhabria – ₹1,49,450
  7. Suresh ‘pokergambit’ Kolli – ₹108,742
  8. Sreekanth ‘TheGTObot’ Narayan – ₹79,800


Mega Suits 30 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 284

Re-entries – 265

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 55

The Sunday headliner on Adda52, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD Mega Suits, logged in 549 entries, posting ₹2.55 Lakhs in overlays.

In a little over nine hours of play, the mystery reg ‘filmyjuwari’ navigated their way to the top, winning a personal-best (on Adda52) ₹7.20 Lakhs. ‘ChupaRustam2901’ finished runner-up for ₹4.20 Lakhs.

This happens to be ‘filmyjuwari`s’ second title victory in as many days. On Saturday, the player had taken down the Excaliber for ₹2.64 Lakhs. The player currently sits on ₹12.10 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Adda52, with ₹8.86 Lakhs in net profits.

The reg infested final table featured the likes of Advait ‘ronaldinho018’ Rajguru (4th for ₹2.25 Lakhs), Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury (5th for ₹1.50 Lakhs), Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain (6th for ₹1.05 Lakhs), Vikk ‘uniquepersonality’ Sharma (7th for ₹75,000), and Nitin ‘nitinrawat768’ Rawat (8th for ₹60,000).

Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna bubbled the FT in ninth-place for ₹45,000.

Final Table Results

  1. filmyjuwari – ₹7,20,000
  2. ChupaRustam2901 – ₹4,20,000
  3. philivey21 – ₹2,85,000
  4. Advait ‘ronaldinho018’ Rajguru – ₹2,25,000
  5. Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury – ₹1,50,000
  6. Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain – ₹1,05,000
  7. Vikk ‘uniquepersonality’ Sharma – ₹75,000
  8. Nitin ‘nitinrawat768’ Rawat – ₹60,000


Adda52 Millions 25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 135

Re-entries – 97

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 24

The other Sunday marquee, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions, made its usual run on Adda52. The tourney registered 232 entries, filling in ₹1.80 Lakhs in overlays.

Young Gun Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam came out all guns blazing last night and booked a convincing victory, netting ₹6.82 Lakhs. Vatsalya ‘tooeasy’ Rao placed second for ₹4 Lakhs.

Kodam had an eventful Sunday night grind as he also bagged the chip lead in the ₹2 Crores GTD FTS Main Event. And this comes after a profitable Saturday, where Kodam placed fifth in the ₹1 Crore GTD FTS Highroller for ₹8.36 Lakhs. His lifetime online winnings have crossed ₹2.43 Crores (and will increase more after his FTS Main Event score), with ₹81.52 Lakhs in net profits.

The runner-up, Rao, also placed second in PokerBaazi’s BSS#4 SuperStack for ₹2.94 Lakhs, netting ₹6.94 Lakhs overall last night. His lifetime tally currently stands at ₹64.87 Lakhs.

Sandeep ‘homelite’ Rajora (3rd for ₹3 Lakhs), Alok ‘apb1989’ Birewar (4th for ₹2.15 Lakhs), Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni (5th for ₹1.50 Lakhs), and Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria (6th for ₹1.06 Lakhs) FT-ed the tourney.

The Mega Suits runner-up finisher, ‘ChupaRustam2901,’ bubbled the FT in seventh place for ₹81,250.

Final Table Results

  1. Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam – ₹6,86,250
  2. Vatsalya ‘tooeasy’ Rao – ₹4,00,000
  3. Sandeep ‘homelite’ Rajora -₹3,00,000
  4. Alok ‘apb1989’ Birewar – ₹2,15,000
  5. Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni – ₹1,50K
  6. Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria – ₹1,06,250


BSS#4 SuperStack 20 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 205

Re-entries – 185

Prize Pool – ₹20,00,000

Places Paid – 45

PokerBaazi’s Sunday mainstay, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS#4 SuperStack, ran its usual course last night. With a turnout of 390 entries, the site ended up filling in ₹50,000 in overlays.

Online reg Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja persisting with his winning form, championed the tourney to collect ₹4.20 Lakhs – his fifth title of the year. Taneja bested last night’s Adda52 Millions runner-up Vatsalya ‘MaxEV’ Rao (second for ₹2.94 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.

Utsav Taneja`s lifetime winnings have crossed ₹1.75 Crores after last night`s score, with over ₹41 Lakhs in net profits.

PokerStars India’s Highroller champion from March 11 Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik (4th for ₹1.40 Lakhs), former Millionaire Saurabh ‘twister’ Rohila (5th for ₹1.05 Lakhs), FTS#2 Kick-off champion ,Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (6th for ₹84,000), Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal (7th for ₹70,000) and Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta (8th for ₹56,000) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja – ₹4,20,000
  2. Vatsalya ‘MaxEV’ Rao – ₹2,94,000
  3. Trishuli71 – ₹1,89,000
  4. Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik – ₹1,40,000
  5. Saurabh ‘twister’ Rohila – ₹1,05,000
  6. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹84,000
  7. Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal – ₹70,000
  8. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – ₹56,000


Sunday Special Progressive KO 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 134

Re-entries – 91

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 39

PokerStars India’s 5 PM Sunday attraction, the Sunday Special Progressive KO, drew 225 entries. There was value galore for players with the site filling in ₹3.75 Lakhs in overlays. Thirty-nine players finished ITM while also collecting TLB points towards the “Star of the Month” leaderboard race.

Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora shipped the tourney, banking ₹3.17 Lakhs (₹1.80 Lakhs in prize money, ₹1.36 Lakhs in bounties). The 2020 India Poker Champion, Rubin ‘kornkid4’ Labroo, secured a runner-up payday of ₹1.83 Lakhs (₹1.33 Lakhs in prize money, ₹50,156 in bounties).

For Chandan Arora, this was his second tourney title of 2021. He had taken down Spartan Poker’s ₹17 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack for ₹2.76 Lakhs in January. Taking his Sunday winnings into account, Arora`s lifetime tally has surpassed ₹3.24 Crores.

Deepesh ‘deep12322’ Raka (3rd for ₹1.21 Lakhs), Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain (4th for ₹85,627), Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra (5th for ₹56,034), Anirban D ‘nocluewho’ Das (7th for ₹39,749) and Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall (8th for ₹65,388) were the other FT finishers.

Runner-up Rubin Labroo
Runner-up Rubin Labroo


Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora – ₹3,17,087
  2. Rubin ‘kornkid4’ Labroo – ₹1,83,568
  3. Deepesh ‘deep12322’ Raka ₹1,21,801
  4. Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain – ₹85,627
  5. Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra – ₹56,034
  6. nikpokernoob – ₹60,580
  7. Anirban D ‘nocluewho’ Das – ₹39,749
  8. Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall – ₹65,388
  9. Fajal – ₹24,650


FTS#24 12.50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 259

Re-entries – 67

Re-buys – 158

Prize Pool – ₹14,52,000

Places Paid – 47

The ₹12.50 Lakhs GTD FTS#24 collected a profitable ₹14.52 Lakhs prize pool after 484 participants ponied up the ₹3,300 entry buy-in.

Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik won the tourney for ₹2.82 Lakhs after defeating Suhas ‘Skullkiker’ N Yadav (runner-up for ₹1.79 Lakhs) in second place.

Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (3rd for ₹1.34 Lakhs), Rohit ‘Madmoney007’ Singh (4th for ₹1.09 Lakhs), Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar (5th for ₹85,958), Abhishek ‘Quant00’ Reddy Rachur (7th for ₹48,206), and FTS Head Hunter champion Pulkit ‘Championplayer’ Goyal (8th for ₹35,429) FT-ed the tourney!

Runner-up Suhas N Yadav
Runner-up Suhas N Yadav


Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik – ₹2,82,994
  2. Suhas ‘Skullkiker’ N Yadav – ₹1,79,757
  3. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi – ₹1,34,746
  4. Rohit ‘Madmoney007’ Singh – ₹1,09,045
  5. Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar – ₹85,958
  6. Fishy27 – ₹65,630
  7. Abhishek ‘Quant00’ Reddy Rachur – ₹48,206
  8. Pulkit ‘Championplayer’ Goyal – ₹35,429


Sunday Showdown 10 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 195

Re-entries – 159

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 35

Adda52’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showdown could only muster 354 entries, experiencing a glaring ₹2.04 Lakhs in overlays.

Sandeep ‘pizzakhanahai’ Chhabra raced past the competition to win ₹1.96 Lakhs, with Bharat ‘rungooserun’ Vasan placing runner-up for ₹1.45 Lakhs.

Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan (4th for ₹79,146), Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh (6th for ₹43,305), Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain (7th for ₹32,033), and Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik (8th for ₹23,694) FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Sandeep ‘pizzakhanahai’ Chhabra – ₹1,95,556
  2. Bharat ‘rungooserun’ Vasan – ₹1,44,652
  3. zimbawe – ₹1,06,998
  4. Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan – ₹79,146
  5. AreyBetaRaise – ₹58,544
  6. Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh – ₹43,305
  7. Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain – ₹32,033
  8. Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik – ₹23,694


Micro Millions-45 Main Event 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 373

Re-entries – 241

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 103

The third edition of PokerStars India’s MicroMillions series entered the history books last night with the series’ showstopper, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Micro Millions – 45 Main Event, playing down to a winner. Starting at 7 PM, the event attracted 614 hopefuls to witness a shortfall of ₹79,000.

Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain came out on top, stamping his name as the new MicroMillions Main Event champion. The Game Changer 2.0 champion helped himself to a ₹1.75 Lakhs paycheque, after besting Dharmendra SinghDman-licaRawat (runner-up for ₹1.25 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.

Jain had an eventful grind and ran deep in several to collectively earn ₹3.48 Lakhs last night. His other top finishes include:

> 6th in the Mega Suits for ₹1.05 Lakhs

> 7th in the Sunday Showdown for ₹32,033

> 16th in the BSS #4 SuperStack 20 Lakhs GTD for ₹21,400

Rakshit ‘4betshov’ Vedh (5th for ₹46,504), Pavan Kiran ‘Pavankiranb’ B (6th for ₹33,369), Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain (7th for ₹23,944) and Adwait ‘Adwait Pol’ Pol (8th for ₹17,181) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain – ₹1,75,420
  2. Dharmendra Singh ‘Dman-lica’ Rawat – ₹1,25,873
  3. Kieth9911 – ₹90,320
  4. uthanpatak – ₹64,810
  5. Rakshit ‘4betshov’ Vedh – ₹46,504
  6. Pavan Kiran ‘Pavankiranb’ B – ₹33,369
  7. Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain – ₹23,944
  8. Adwait ‘Adwait Pol’ Pol – ₹17,181


BSS#3 Monster 6-Max 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 110

Re-entries – 58

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 21

Running alongside the BSS SuperStack on PokerBaazi was the 6-Max ₹5 Lakhs guaranteed BSS#3 Monster. The ₹2,750 entry buy-in event logged in 168 entries to register an overlay shortfall of ₹80,000.

MTT reg Ayush ‘Proman502’ Garg’ championed the 5 PM tourney to win ₹1.24 Lakhs, with Hitesh ‘hiteshbhai’ Batra settling for a runner-up finish worth ₹87,150.

Dinesh ‘daddu26’ Singh (3rd for ₹56,050), PokerGuru Ambassador Parikshit ‘zapdos1234’ Dhall (4th for ₹41,500), and Sanchit ‘Czar’ Pande (6th for ₹24,900) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Ayush ‘Proman502’ Garg – ₹1,24,350
  2. Hitesh ‘hiteshbhai’ Batra – ₹87,150
  3. Dinesh ‘daddu26’ Singh – ₹56,050
  4. Parikshit ‘zapdos1234’ Dhall – ₹41,500
  5. dilbaghsingh – ₹31,150
  6. Sanchit ‘Czar’ Pande – ₹24,900


BSS#5 MegaStack 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 127

Re-entries – 72

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 24

The other ₹5 Lakhs GTD Sunday tourney on PokerBaazi, the BSS#5 MegaStack, registered 199 runners – falling one entry short on its 100-player guarantee.

The mystery player ‘atulkhurana’ came on top to win ₹1.21 Lakhs with ‘madhumangal’ netting ₹84,650 for their second-place finish.

BSS SuperStack#4 third-place finisher Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal (4th for ₹40,300), Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar (5th for ₹30,250), Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora (5th for ₹30,250), Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (5th for ₹20,100), and last week`s The Endeavour champion Danish ‘pagla’ Shaikh (8th for ₹16,100) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. atulkhurana – ₹1,20,750
  2. madhumangal – ₹84,650
  3. Asymptote05 – ₹54,400
  4. Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal – ₹40,300
  5. Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar – ₹30,250
  6. Sandy1000 – ₹24,200
  7. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹20,100
  8. Danish ‘pagla’ Shaikh – ₹16,100


Hurricane 4.5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 146

Re-entries – 96

Prize Pool – ₹4,50,000

Places Paid – 24

Adda52`s ₹4.5 Lakhs GTD Hurricane logged in 242 entries, overlaying ₹53,120.

Anonymous user ‘debapriya_12345’ championed the event for ₹1.49 Lakhs after defeating Goa`s Myron ‘zzzzz369’ Pereira (runner-up for ₹72,000) heads-up.

Pritam ‘pritam1301’ Amritkar (3rd for ₹54,000), TLB crusher Neeraj ‘kumartomar’ Kumar (5th for ₹27,000), and Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh (6th for ₹19,125) FT-ed the tourney.


Sunday Supersonic 1 Lakh GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 56

Re-entries – 38

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerStars India’s second Sunday tourney awarding TLB points towards the “Star of the Month” – March race, the ₹1 Lakh GTD Sunday Supersonic, registered 94 entries, falling a paltry ₹6,000 short of break-even.

Naru96’ took down the tourney for ₹24,571 (₹12,587 in prize money, ₹11,984 in bounties), with ‘irr786’ placing second for ₹16,240 (₹9,256 in prize money, ₹6,984 in bounties).

Navaneesha ‘np406’ P (3rd for 10,119), Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda (4th for ₹5,567) and Shubham ‘theViperArena’ Chaudhary (6th for ₹3,206) FT-ed the tourney.


Big Bang 1 Lakh GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 33

Re-entries – 18

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 6

‘Vinay2001’ took down Khelo365’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Big Bang to win ₹40,000. ‘yutah999’ finished runner-up for ₹21,000.


Dominator 50K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 38

Re-entries – 27

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 7

The mystery user ‘zravasya’ championed Khelo365`s ₹50K GTD Dominator for ₹18,000. ‘Reverse88’ finished runner-up for ₹10,000.


Insomnia 30K GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 37

Rebuys – 25

Prize Pool – ₹31,000

Places Paid – 9

PokerDangal’s ₹30K GTD Insomnia registered a guarantee-smashing 62 entries. ‘mrbkg’ outlasted them all to win ₹8,680.


Rivered PLO 30K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 21

Re-entries – 28

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 5

The mystery user ‘RyadAli’ took down Khelo365’s ₹30K GTD PLO Rivered for ₹12,900, just as ‘Abhi98’ finished runner-up for ₹6,900.


Depositors Freeroll 25K Added – PokerDangal

Buy-in – 0 (Rebuy – ₹11)

Entries – 109

Rebuys – 124

Prize Pool – ₹25,000

Places Paid – 50

PokerDangal’s ₹25K added Depositors Freeroll logged in 233 entries (including 124 rebuys), and the top 50 places got paid. ‘Mahakal’ won the tourney for ₹5,500.


Grinder 2.0 20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 42

Re-entries – 19

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 7

JackSparrow’ ran past the 61-entry field in Khelo365’s ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 to win ₹7,200.


This report was updated at 6:30 PM on 15.03.2021.

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