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Shrey Maheshwary Clinches IOPC PLO High Roller Title For a Mouth-Watering ₹11.79 Lakhs!

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis February 1, 2021
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What a firecracker of a Sunday this was! Spartan Poker’s record-shattering IOPC January Edition is just waiting to crown a champion in its showstopper IOPC Main Event – The Crown. The six-handed final table, headlined by Saurabh Jain (17,721,348), commences at 6 PM today. While the much-awaited IOPC Masters Table will take place on February 3.

Coming back to the Sunday action, one of the day’s biggest attractions was the IOPC PLO High Roller FT. Championing the event to claim his career-first IOPC title was Shrey Maheshwary, who banked 11.79 Lakhs for his victory. Roopesh Maheshwari (runners-up for 8 Lakhs) and Dhruvin Kothari (3rd for 5.32 Lakhs) rounded out the podium finishers.

The other marquee on Spartan Poker that doled out the big paydays was the IOPC#115 Sunday Superstack. A three-way deal saw Sachin Sharma walk away with the title for 8.73 Lakhs, while ‘betbetfold’ (runner-up for 7.49 Lakhs) and Advait Rajguru (3rd for 6.80 Lakhs) raked in the other top payouts.

Attman Pradipbhai Velani featured among the day`s breakout winners after winning back-to-back titles in Adda52’s Millions (for 6.50 Lakhs) and Holdem Bash (for 63,000), raking in almost 7.13 Lakhs.

Adding to his ever-growing list of achievements, two-time Destiny champion Siddhanth Kripalani took down PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 5.07 Lakhs.

So, without any further delay, here is a complete roundup of the Sunday action.


Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s biggest-ever IOPC edition is finally gearing up to go down the history books. While the 18-day long extravaganza is now done with its entire line-up of tournaments, the series is not over yet. The biggest showstopper of this record-breaking fest – the 3.50 Crores GTD IOPC #117 The Crown – is yet to declare a champion, while the IOPC Masters Table will be live-streamed on February 3.

The Crown is hours away from crowning a champion. The tourney gathered a ginormous 3,985-entry field across eight starting flights to crush its guarantee, collecting a jaw-dropping 3.98 Crores prize pool. 732 qualifying stacks that included 380 unique players made it to Day 2 that took off at 10 PM last night. The play was halted at the end of Level 31, just as the eight-handed FT was formed with the elimination of Avinit ‘pushnpray17’Bagri (9th for 4.71 Lakhs).

When the FT begins at 6 PM today, starting out with a staggering chip lead will be Saurabh ‘Beast555’ Jain (17,721,348)! The relatively lesser-known player has pulled a significant distance ahead of the other finalists. In fact, he’s the only player on the FT with a 10-million-plus stack and is well-positioned to take his ride to the podium and claim the life-changing 51.80 Lakhs kept aside for the champion.

That said, this is a star-studded FT line-up, and even with a dominating chip lead, Jain will have some really tough competitors to fend off. Returning in the second chip lead today will be Yudhishter Singh ‘McFly’ Jaswal (9,559,849). Jaswal is a well-known force on the felts and has international accolades like the 2018 Event #96 – DCPS $1,600 NLHE Bounty to his name. Jaswal had carried two stacks forward to Day 2 and cashed 3.74 Lakhs from his 10th place finish with his second qualifying stack.

Yudhishter Singh Jaswal
Yudhishter Singh Jaswal


Rounding out the top three is PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh (9,226,849). The Young Gun is already assured to add another significant score to his lifetime tally of 5.19 Crores and will be chasing his first IOPC title at the series.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh


The other players on the FT include Suresh ‘pokergambit’ Kolli (8,296,695), Anirudh ‘kalagato’ Singhal (4,161,056), Avijit ‘evilpotato’ Jaiswal (3,850,996), and top regs Raman ‘tathagat’ Gujral (3,545,944) and Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (3,397,813).

Purohit has been in phenomenal form at the series, having final tabled three events, in addition to posting a ninth-place score worth 3.82 Lakhs in the 1.25 Crores GTD IOPC#97 Super High Roller last week. With a lifetime MTT tally of 6.26 Crores, he is the winningest player on the FT.

Anant Purohit
Anant Purohit


While each of these finalists is guaranteed at least 5.77 Lakhs, they will be putting their best poker skills forward for the bragging rights of winning the Crown and the top prize, not to forget the last remaining seat on the IOPC Masters Table!

The other Sunday headliner on the site, the50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#110 PLO High Roller, was the fourth featured tourney at the IOPC January Edition to have its FT live-streamed. The 27,500 entry buy-in tourney commenced at 9 PM on Saturday and logged in 203 entries, surpassing its advertised guarantee by 75,000. The event played down to the six-handed final table, with Shrey ‘oohmaahaa’ Maheshwary (2,192,365) bagging the overnight chip lead for Sunday. The former DPT Xpress Main Event champion Anant Purohit (1,046,555) and Roopesh ‘StillDrawing’ Maheshwari (1,016,128) rounded out the top three stacks.

Shrey Maheshwary
Shrey Maheshwary


The six finalists returned at 6 PM on Sunday and continued playing for a little over two hours before a winner emerged. Maheshwary successfully rode his chip lead till the end, winning the IOPC title and a 11.79 Lakhs payday. The champion now has 41.88 Lakhs in lifetime earnings.

Roopesh Maheshwari booked the runner-up spot for 8 Lakhs, while the IOPC Millionaire Legends and IOPC Super High Roller champion, Dhruvin ‘thepokerplayer’ Kothari, came in third for 5.32 Lakhs. Avadh ‘cateyes’ Shah (4th for 4.36 Lakhs), Anant Purohit (5th for 3.50 Lakhs), and Sanat ‘avneed’ Mehrotra (6th for 2.71 Lakhs) locked in the other final table payouts.

Dhruvin Kothari
Dhruvin Kothari


Watch the cards-up final table replay of the PLO Highroller below, with Randy Lew, Peter Abraham, and Sangeeth Mohan calling the action.

The 60 Lakhs GTD IOPC#115 Sunday Superstack took off two hours after the live stream at 8 PM and logged in 1,189 entries to register a slight overlay of 55,000. The final 119 players got paid, and the tournament wound down to declare a champion after the final three contenders agreed on a three-way deal. Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma lifted the trophy for 8.73 Lakhs, with ‘betbetfold’ (runner-up for 7.49 Lakhs), Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru (3rd for 6.80 Lakhs) taking up the next two spots.

Sachin Sharma
Sachin Sharma


The 11 PM headliner, the 2,200 entry buy-in IOPC#18, recorded 817 entries to collect a generous 16.34 Lakhs prize pool. As the field whittled down to the final two contenders, it was Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy who claimed the title and the 3.13 Lakhs up-top after defeating Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik in heads-up play. The victory breaks a four-month title drought for Reddy, who now boasts of 1.75 Crores in lifetime online winnings.

Anirudh Reddy
Anirudh Reddy


Kaushik, who had last won the 11 Lakhs GTD IOPC #91 for 2.15 Lakhs on January 27, secured a runner-up payday worth 1.95 Lakhs, boosting his overall MTT tally to 1.12 Crore.

Ashish Kaushik
Ashish Kaushik


Sunday was also when the 10 IOPC – Destiny champions convened for the Destiny Finale. Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj went on to take it down for 2.5 Lakhs, with ‘borntrouble’ (runner-up for 1.50 Lakhs) and Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (3rd for 1 Lakh) rounding out the ITM finishers in the Finale.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj


The other IOPC titles on the last day of the series were taken down by Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna (IOPC#113 6.50 Lakhs GTD for 1.49 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha (IOPC#114 Monster Stack 5.25 Lakhs GTD for 1.12 Lakhs), and Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (IOPC#116 3.25 Lakhs GTD for 1.06 Lakhs).

With the final table of the IOPC Main Event – The Crown left to play out later today, the IOPC Masters Table will bring the curtains down on the series. All the winners of the five live-streamed IOPC events, four other featured events, and the leaderboard topper will fight for the bragging rights of being called The Mastermind’ on February 3. The ultimate champion will receive a beautiful AVENGER CHRONOGRAPH 43 BREITLING customized watch.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni, who has won the IOPC High Roller and Super High Roller, qualified twice for the IOPC Masters Table and will start with an additional 50% in chips.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni


All said and done, neither of the two remaining FT`s will impact the standings at the top of the IOPC leaderboard. With less than 24 hours remaining for the leaderboard to officially end, TLB crusher Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (13,262 points) has assured himself of a whopping 30 Lakhs in leaderboard prizes and a seat on the IOPC Masters Table.

Bhanu Prakash KC
Bhanu Prakash KC


Prakash ‘Robin Van Charsi’ Gupta (12,704 points) and Kunal ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ Patni (12,083 points) have also locked in the next top payouts on the 1 Crore GTD leaderboard

IOPC Leaderboard Standings After Day 18

1stBhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC13,262
2ndPrakash 'Robin Van Charsi' Gupta12,704
3rdKunal 'NutsTodayBluffTomo' Patni12,083
4thPriyank 'Piko' Kothari11,606
5thParikshit 'zapdos1311' Dhal10,850
6thGadadhar 'Roohdaar' Behera10,620
7thArjanveer Singh 'bazzingaa' Chadha10,451
8thAnkur 'showstopper89' Aryan10,223
9thAmit 'Immortal Killer' Sur9,441
10thSanat 'avneed' Mehrotra9,028


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s weekly flagship, the 15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO, clocked in 267 entrants, and the top 47 places benefitted from the 1.65 Lakhs overlay shortfall. After almost eight hours of non-stop play, a mystery user, ‘Mr.Blackeh,’ was the last player standing and took away 3.41 Lakhs in cash prize. Aman ‘zontory’ Bhadu finished runner-up for 1.16 Lakhs. This was a breakout score for the winner, who was in the red for almost 6 Lakhs before the win.

Runner-up Aman Bhadu
Runner-up Aman Bhadu


All the ITM finishers in the Sunday Special collected TLB points towards PokerStars India’s “Star of the Month” – February Week #2 leaderboard race. For more details and the latest standings, visit the promotions page.

The 5 Lakhs GTD Micro Week MAIN EVENT overlaid 1.08 Lakhs on the back of 196 entrants. The 7:30 PM ended at 2:46 AM, with ‘kviscool’ shipping the tourney for 94,294. Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain finished runner-up for 69,502.

Runner-up Shagun Jain
Runner-up Shagun Jain




Lighting up the Sunday MTT schedule on Adda52 was the 25 Lakhs GTD Millions that logged in 246 participants, falling a negligible 40,000 (four entries) short of its listed guarantee. The 11,000 entry buy-in tourney went on for over eight hours before Attman ‘att1992’ Pradipbhai Velani navigated his way to the top to collect his best-recorded finish on the site worth 6.50 Lakhs. Abhishek ‘abhisekchem86’ Mandal placed runner-up for 3.88 Lakhs. This was not the only event that Velani won on the site yesterday. He also championed the Holdem Bash for 63,000 and currently sits on 26.81 Lakhs in total earnings on Adda52 (4.18 Lakhs in site profits).

Like the Adda52 Millions, even the site`s new addition, 20 Lakhs GTD Deepstack Madness, fell a marginal 24,000 (six entries) short of its guarantee after registering 494 entries. ‘foldkardunga’ shipped the tourney for a personal-best (on Adda52) 4.80 Lakhs, while Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta finished runner-up for 2.80 Lakhs.

Runner-up Tarush Gupta
Runner-up Tarush Gupta


The runner-up, Gupta, placed second in another Sunday flagship, the Big Slick, for 1.76 Lakhs, raking in over 4.50 Lakhs for the day. He currently sits with 31.44 Lakhs in lifetime earnings.

The 12.5 Lakhs GTD Big Slick sadly fell right back into the overlay pit as a starting field of 439 entries wasn’t enough to avoid the 2.39 Lakhs shortfall. Last Sunday’s champion, Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik, shipped the event in back-to-back weeks for 2.39 Lakhs. Last week, Kaushik had won the event for 2.41 Lakhs, and this latest score has helped him touch 83.94 Lakhs in online earnings.

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik


PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh FT-ed two Sunday tourneys on Adda52. He placed sixth in Adda52 Millions for 1.06 Lakhs and fifth in the Deepstack Madness for 1 Lakh. His overall scores of the night stood at 2.06 Lakhs, boosting his lifetime earnings to 1.86 Crores.

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh




Spearheading the Sunday schedule on PokerBaazi was the 25 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack. After registering 522 entries, the event generated a guarantee-crushing 26.10 Lakhs prize pool. The Game Changer 3.0 champion Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani came out on top to clinch the winner’s paycheque worth 5.07 Lakhs, after outlasting ‘DarkShark’ (runner-up for 3.55 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.

Siddhanth Kripalani
Siddhanth Kripalani


Kripalani, being the MTT beast that he is, has been dominating the online action, most recently winning the IOPC #24 – The Millionaire United for 26.71 Lakhs on January 17. Last night`s score has improved his online record to 2.75 Crores.

As usual, there were two 5 Lakhs guaranteed tourneys running on PokerBaazi –the BSS MegaStack and the BSS Monster 6-Max.

While online reg Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari took down the BSS Monster 6-Max for a payday worth 1.27 Lakhs, ‘si151190’ shipped the BSS MegaStack for 1.21 Lakhs. The anonymous player bested birthday boy, PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘bisadip176’ Chowdhury, heads-up, who came in second for 84,650.

Priyank Kothari
Priyank Kothari


The PokerBaazi Bankroll Builder Series (PBBS) also culminated last night with Ajay ‘Raakaa1’ Agrawal taking down the 2 Lakhs GTD PBBS Main Event for 59,946.

Ajay Agrawal
Ajay Agrawal


The other Sunday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi₹1.06 LakhsIOPC#116 ₹3.25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ajay 'Raakaa1' Agrawal₹59,946PBBS#34 PBBS Main Event ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokeBaazi
Srinikumar₹46,000Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTDKhelo365
Easterdamz₹41,500Ragnarok ₹2 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Santoshi₹20,000Dominator ₹50K GTDKhelo365
Kinghigh₹12,900Rivered PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
Avinash 'Maniac' Kumar₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
shaktimunjal₹8,625Insomnia ₹30K GTDPokerDangal
edward₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365
Chandan000₹2,400Dangal Dinner ₹10K GTDPokerDangal


IOPC#117 – The Crown 3.5 Crores GTD – Day 2 – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 3,985

Prize Pool – ₹3,98,50,000

Places Paid – 695

The most-awaited event at the 10th edition of the IOPC – the ₹3.5 Crores GTD IOPC#117 The Crown – is only hours away from finding its champion. The event ran eight starting flights that tallied up a monstrous 3,985-entry field, easily surpassing its posted guarantee to collect ₹3.98 Crores in the prize pool.

With the top 695 entries guaranteed a min-cash, a total of 732 qualifying stacks (380 unique players) progressed to Day 2.

Day 2 began at 10 PM on Sunday, and it took six hours for the eight-handed final table to be formed. Bagging the overnight chip lead last night was Saurabh ‘Beast555’ Jain, who holds an enormous stack of 17,721,348. Jain is a significant distance ahead of the second chip-lead, Yudhishter Singh ‘McFly’ Jaswal (9,559,849), with PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh (9,226,849) rounding out the top three stacks on the FT.

Both Jaswal and Singh are seasoned players with well-rounded poker resumes. While both of them are formidable players, the remainder of the FT lineup that includes Suresh ‘pokergambit’ Kolli (8,296,695), Anirudh ‘kalagato’ Singhal (4,161,056), Avijit ‘evilpotato’ Jaiswal (3,850,996), Raman ‘tathagat’ Gujral (3,545,944) and Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (3,397,813) is equally competitive.

Each of the eight final contenders is now in the money for at least ₹5.77 Lakhs, but all of them will be chasing the ₹51.80 Lakhs up top. The champion will also fill up the final seat on the IOPC Masters Table that will be live-streamed on February 3. Don`t forget to watch the FT live stream on our Facebook page starting from 6 PM today.

Avinit ‘pushnpray17’Bagri bubbled the final table in 9th place to win ₹4.71 Lakhs.

The FT finisher Yudhishter Singh ‘McFly’ Jaswal made his second stack count and placed 10th for ₹3.74 Lakhs.

Some other notable ITM finishers included Pratibha ‘HerMess’ Arya (12th for ₹3.74 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (13th for ₹3.74 Lakhs), Anurag ‘Sangahi’ Sangahi (14th for ₹2.78 Lakhs), Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (15th for ₹2.78 Lakhs), Siddhartha ‘Sid297’ Khanna (16th for ₹1.99 Lakhs), Harshad ‘Omglukbox’ Barve (17th for ₹1.99 Lakhs), Shravan ‘D.Trump04’ Chhabria (19th for ₹1.39 Lakhs), Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (20th for ₹1.39 Lakhs), poker pioneer Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal (21st for ₹1.39 Lakhs), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (22nd for ₹1.39 Lakhs).

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Saurabh ‘Beast555’ Jain – 17,721,348
  2. Yudhishter Singh ‘McFly’ Jaswal – 9,559,849
  3. Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’Singh – 9,226,849
  4. Suresh ‘pokergambit’ Kolli – 8,296,695
  5. Anirudh ‘kalagato’ Singhal – 4,161,056
  6. Avijit ‘evilpotato’ Jaiswal – 3,850,996
  7. Raman ‘tathagat’ Gujral – 3,545,944
  8. Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit – 3,397,813


IOPC#115 Sunday Superstack 60 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 557

Re-entries – 256

Re-buys – 376

Prize Pool – ₹60,00,000

Places Paid – 119

The other IOPC Sunday headliner on Spartan Poker, the ₹60 Lakhs GTD IOPC#115 Sunday Superstack, registered an overlay shortfall of ₹55,000 on the back of 1,189 entries.

Riding all the way to the finish line after nine-and-half hours of play was Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma, who captured the title for ₹8.73 Lakhs following a three-way deal with ‘betbetfold’ (runner-up for ₹7.49 Lakhs) and Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru (3rd for ₹6.80 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (5th for ₹2.88 Lakhs) and Sunil ‘bababk’ Arora (6th for ₹2.16 Lakhs) were the other known players finishing their runs on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma – ₹8,73,904*
  2. betbetfold – ₹7,49,955*
  3. Advait ‘Ronaldinho18’ Rajguru – ₹6,80,141*
  4. f00l4u – ₹3,66,000
  5. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – ₹2,88,600
  6. Sunil ‘bababk’ Arora – ₹2,16,600
  7. Bankruptcy – ₹1,54,200
  8. madhumangal – ₹1,06,800

*denotes three-way deal


IOPC#110 PLO High Roller ₹50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹27,500

Entries – 109

Re-entries – 45

Re-buys – 49

Prize Pool – ₹50,75,000

Places Paid – 23

The ₹50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#110 PLO High Roller was the 9 PM flagship on Saturday. The starting field of 203 entries played down to the six-handed FT, where Shrey ‘oohmaahaa’ Maheshwary bagged the commanding end-of-day chip lead.

It took about two hours on the live-streamed FT for Maheshwary to clinch his career-first IOPC title for a colossal ₹11.79 Lakhs payday! He bested Roopesh StillDrawing Maheshwari in the heads-up finale. The latter took home almost ₹8 Lakhs in prize money.

This happens to be Shrey Maheshwary`s second-best recorded score to date. His third-place finish in PokerBaazi’s ₹1 Crore GTD PPL#31 Main Event (2018) for ₹13.82 Lakhs continues to be his career highlight. Maheshwary’s lifetime tally touched ₹41.88 Lakhs after the win.

Dhruvin ‘thepokerplayer’ Kothari (3rd for ₹5.32 Lakhs), Avadh cateyes Shah (4th for ₹4.36 Lakhs), Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (5th for ₹3.50 Lakhs) and Sanat avneed Mehrotra (6th for ₹2.71 Lakhs) banked the other FT finishes.

Final Table Results

  1. Shrey ‘oohmaahaa’ Maheshwary – ₹11,79,937
  2. Roopesh ‘StillDrawing’ Maheshwari – ₹7,99,312
  3. Dhruvin ‘thepokerplayer’ Kothari – ₹5,32,875
  4. Avadh ‘cateyes’ Shah – ₹4,36,450
  5. Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit – ₹3,50,175
  6. Sanat ‘avneed’ Mehrotra – ₹2,71,512


Adda52 Millions 25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 147

Re-entries – 99

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 27

The ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions logged in 246 entries, falling ₹40,000 (four entries) short of its listed guarantee.

It took precisely eight hours and nineteen minutes of play for Adda52 reg Attman ‘att1992’ Pradipbhai Velani to champion the tourney, winning a career-best ₹6.50 Lakhs. Abhishek ‘abhisekchem86’ Mandal finished runner-up for ₹3.88 Lakhs.

Velani was clearly on a roll as he earlier took down the Holdem Bash on Sunday for ₹63,000. With a total takehome of ₹7.13 Lakhs, he improved his total earnings on Adda52 to ₹26.81 Lakhs (₹4.18 Lakhs in site profits).

MTT crusher Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (5th for ₹1.44 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh (6th for ₹1.06 Lakhs) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Attman ‘att1992’ Pradipbhai Velani – ₹6,50,000
  2. Abhishek ‘abhisekchem86’ Mandal – ₹3,87,500
  3. terminator369 – ₹2,91,250
  4. akash061989 – ₹2,12,500
  5. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹1,43,750
  6. Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh – ₹1,06,250


BSS SuperStack 25 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 298

Re-entries – 224

Prize Pool – ₹26,10,000

Places Paid – 63

PokerBaazi`s ₹25 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack brought together 522 hopefuls last night, collecting a guarantee-crushing ₹26.10 Lakhs prize pool. The top 63 players received payouts.

The Game Changer 3.0 champion Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani came out on top after almost eight and half hours of play to clinch the winner’s paycheque worth ₹5.07 Lakhs, Kripalani outlasted mystery user ‘DarkShark’ (runner-up for ₹3.55 Lakhs) in the heads-up finale.

Kripalani is an MTT beast who has proved his mettle time and again. He was more recently in the news for winning Spartan Poker’s IOPC #24 – The Millionaire United on January 17 for ₹26.71 Lakhs. He also placed eighth in the IOPC #97 – Super High Roller for ₹4.84 Lakhs on January 28. His lifetime scorecard reflects ₹2.75 Crores in recorded earnings.

Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora (3rd for ₹2.29 Lakhs), Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar (4th for ₹1.69 Lakhs), and Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia (5th for ₹1.27 Lakhs) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final table Results

  1. Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani – ₹5,07,123
  2. DarkShark – ₹3,55,482
  3. Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora – ₹2,28,636
  4. Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar – ₹1,69,128
  5. Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia – ₹1,26,846
  6. manucena94 – ₹1,01,790
  7. macchi – ₹84,825
  8. raavan369 – ₹67,599


Deepstack Madness 20 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 303

Re-entries – 191

Prize Pool – ₹20,00,00

Places Paid – 55

The new addition on Adda52, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Deepstack Madness, logged in 494 entries on its second running on the site, overlaying ₹24,000 (six entries).

It took seven hours and forty minutes of play for ‘foldkardunga’ to navigate his way to the top to win ₹4.8 Lakhs. The anonymous winner has ₹14.90 Lakhs in recorded earnings on Adda52 with ₹6.04 Lakhs in profits.

Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta finished runner-up for ₹2.8 Lakhs – one of two Adda52 flagships he placed second in last night. His second deep run was in the Big Slick, where he banked ₹1.76 Lakhs. Collecting ₹4.56 Lakhs from these two second-place finishes, Gupta`s lifetime earnings has touched ₹31.44 Lakhs.

Srihari ‘zombieballs’ Bang (4th for ₹1.5 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh (5th for ₹1 Lakh), and Karan ‘JUNIOR11’ Kapur (8th for ₹40,000) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. foldkardunga – ₹4,80,000
  2. Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta – ₹2,80,000
  3. anonymously_pro – ₹1,90,000
  4. Srihari ‘zombieballs’ Bang – ₹1,50,000
  5. Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh – ₹1,00,000
  6. nitinrawat768 – ₹70,000
  7. bluewhale25 – ₹50,000
  8. Karan ‘JUNIOR11’ Kapur – ₹40,000


Sunday Special – Progressive KO 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 153

Re-entries – 114

Regular Prize Pool – ₹8,32,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹6,67,500

Total Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 47

PokerStars India’s Sunday headliner, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO, wrangled in 267 entries, overlaying ₹1.65 Lakhs.

After almost eight hours of non-stop play, Mr.Blackeh’ captured the title to score a ₹3.41 Lakhs payday. Aman ‘zontory’ Bhadu finished runner-up for ₹1.16 Lakhs. This was a significant score for the winner, who was down ₹6 Lakhs on the site before last night.

Sagar ‘Thefatfish87’ Suri (5th for ₹65,409), Sagar ‘sagarpupull’ Choudhury (6th for ₹74,589), Utsav ‘rannyOO6’ Taneja (7th for ₹44,400), Gautam ‘BE@tTheF!sh’ Sachdeva (8th for ₹42,147), and Kaushik ’breadbutterjam’ Tibrewal (9th for ₹17,957) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Mr.Blackeh – ₹3,41,531
  2. Aman ‘zontory’ Bhadu – ₹1,16,563
  3. werewolf,in – ₹1,08,189
  4. flipper595 – ₹92,875
  5. Sagar ‘Thefatfish87’ Suri – ₹65,409
  6. Sagar ‘sagarpupull’ Choudhury – ₹74,589
  7. Utsav ‘rannyOO6’ Taneja – ₹44,400
  8. Gautam ‘BE@tTheF!sh’ Sachdeva – ₹42,147
  9. Kaushik ’breadbutterjam’ Tibrewal – ₹17,957


IOPC#118 15 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 394

Re-entries – 133

Rebuys –290

Prize Pool – ₹16,34,000

Places Paid – 79

The ₹15 Lakhs GTD IOPC#118 had a successful run with 817 entries generating a guarantee-smashing ₹16.34 Lakhs prize pool.

Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy won the tourney for ₹3.13 Lakhs after eliminating last Wednesday’s ₹11 Lakhs GTD IOPC #91 champion Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik (runner-up for ₹1.95 Lakhs) in second place.

The win has ended an almost four-month-long dry spell for Reddy. Nonetheless, his repertoire of online cashes has already crossed ₹1.75 Crores. Kaushik, at the same time, boosted his lifetime earnings to ₹1.12 Crore.

Mayank ‘Muckforvalue’ Maruka (3rd for ₹1.39 Lakhs), Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora (5th for ₹1.09 Lakhs), Rainik ‘dvaio’ Swarup Das (6th for ₹65,976) and Sandeep ‘’effuno’ Varma (8th for ₹34,968) were the other familiar players on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy – ₹3,13,565
  2. Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik – ₹1,95,062
  3. Mayank ‘Muckforvalue’ Maruka – ₹1,39,179
  4. Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora – ₹1,09,805
  5. LoaferLooser – ₹86,112
  6. Rainik ‘dvaio’ Swarup Das – ₹65,976
  7. Ace1578 – ₹50,491
  8. Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma – ₹34,968


Big Slick 12.5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 271

Re-entries – 168

Prize Pool – ₹12,50,000

Places Paid – 44

Adda52’s ₹12.5 Lakhs GTD Big Slick registered 439 entries, overlaying ₹2.62 Lakhs.

Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik ran past them all, including the Deepstack Madness runner-up finisher, Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta (runner-up for ₹1.76 Lakhs), to win the event for the second consecutive week for ₹2.39 Lakhs.

Last week, Kaushik had won the event for ₹2.41 Lakhs. After the second consecutive Big Slick win, Kaushik`s lifetime total has touched ₹83.94 Lakhs.

Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia (3rd for ₹1.3 Lakhs), Mandar ‘HighCardJ’ Darade (5th for ₹70,714), Nikhil ‘nikhil234880’Agarwal (6th for ₹52,155), Abhiroop ‘Daniel90’ Gupta (7th for ₹38,467), and Vishwanath ‘vish4u2’ Borhade (8th for ₹28,372) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik – ₹2,38,963
  2. Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta – ₹1,76,248
  3. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – ₹1,29,992
  4. UDAY44 – ₹95,876
  5. Mandar ‘HighCardJ’ Darade – ₹70,714
  6. Nikhil ‘nikhil234880’Agarwal – ₹52,155
  7. Abhiroop ‘Daniel90’ Gupta – ₹38,467
  8. Vishwanath ‘vish4u2’ Borhade – ₹28,372


IOPC – Destiny 17.0 Finale – Spartan Poker

Players – 10

Places Paid – 3

The Destiny is one of Spartan Poker’s most sought-after tourneys, and the site hosted the Finale after a 10-week run, with the 10 champions competing in the SnG Finale for a share of the ₹5 Lakhs prize money.

On October 18, PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul Raj had championed the Destiny 16.0 Finale for ₹5 Lakhs.

Only the top three places were guaranteed a payday, and Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj got there, winning the ₹2.50 Lakhs payday. ‘borntrouble’ picked a runner-up score of ₹1.50 Lakh, while Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia came in third for ₹1 Lakh.

Final Results

  1. Vinyak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj – ₹2,50,000
  2. borntrouble – ₹1,50,000
  3. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹1,00,000


IOPC#113 6.5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 176

Re-entries – 48

Re-buys – 129

Prize Pool – ₹7,06,000

Places Paid – 31

The ₹6.5 Lakhs GTD IOPC#113 pulled in 353 entries, generating a ₹7.06 Lakhs prize pool.

After close to seven hours of play, the 2 PM tourney crowned Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna as the champion. He walked away with ₹1.49 Lakhs, beating Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra (runner-up for ₹1 Lakh) in heads-up play. Khanna has already worked up over ₹1.36 Crores in lifetime earnings.

Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan (3rd for ₹70,882), Madace ‘jstbfrnds’ Madace (5th for ₹45,466), Suraj ‘soorajtodi’ Todi (7th for ₹25,204), and PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha (8th for ₹18,427) also FT-ed the tourney.

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna


Final Table Results

  1. Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna – ₹1,49,319
  2. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – ₹1,00,534
  3. Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan – ₹70,882
  4. Unknown – ₹57,468
  5. Madace ‘jstbfrnds’ Madace – ₹45,466
  6. RedDevils4 – ₹32,657
  7. Suraj ‘soorajtodi’ Todi – ₹25,204
  8. Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha – ₹18,427


IOPC#114 Monster Stack 5.25 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 351

Re-entries – 124

Re-buys – 255

Prize Pool – ₹6,57,000

Places Paid – 71

Taking down his third IOPC title at the series (his fifth overall), PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha championed the 730-entry field in the ₹5.25 Lakhs GTD IOPC#114 Monster Stack to win ₹1.12 Lakhs.

Chadha had last won the IOPC #109 – Titan Stack on Saturday for ₹4.38 Lakhs, and this was his second consecutive day winning an IOPC title. His lifetime earnings are touching an astronomical ₹6.08 Crores.

Shahriyar ‘Shahri’ Oshtori finished runner-up for ₹81,652.

Siddharth ‘champ-ak