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Doddapaneni Becomes 5th Player to Win Second Millionaire Title; Kaushik, Grover, Srivastava & Ahuja Bank the Other Big Sunday Scores

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis December 21, 2020
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The penultimate Sunday of 2020 was full to the brim with electrifying action! Immediately after Spartan Poker’s inaugural The Millionaire Series wrapped up, the online poker portal brought back its Sunday Millionaire offerings. Seasoned pro Sriharsha Doddapaneni etched his name in annals of poker history by becoming only the fifth player to claim two Millionaire titles! He shipped the ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire last night for a mouth-watering ₹18.76 Lakhs. Having carried multiple stacks to Day 2, Doddapaneni posted two more ITM runs in the event, collecting ₹19.16 Lakhs in total! Ashish Kaushik may have narrowly missed bagging his first-ever Millionaire title, but he still managed to walk away with a second-place payout worth a whopping ₹10.25 Lakhs.

Young Gun Arsh Grover, who has presently cemented his #2 spot on the annual leaderboard, picked up back-to-back titles in the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions and PokerStars India’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller respectively, for a cumulative Sunday score of ₹10.04 Lakhs.

Former IOPC Millionaire Main Event champion Anurag Srivastava and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja captured the other Sunday flagship titles.

Here are the highlights for Sunday’s events!


Spartan Poker

Grabbing the most eyeballs on Sunday was Day 2 of Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire. The ₹5,500 entry buy-in tourney garnered 2,272 entries across five starting flights, creating a massive ₹1.13 Crores prize pool. Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni became the second player in December to become a two-time Millionaire champion after Manish Lakhotia. The latter had won his second Millionaire title in ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire Warm-up! Doddapaneni is now the fifth player to achieve this feat.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni


Doddapaneni ran past 325 Day 2 qualifiers (228 unique players) to bank a jaw-dropping ₹18.76 Lakhs up-top cash prize! Following nearly seven hours of grueling play, Doddapaneni outlasted Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik in the final showdown. The latter took home ₹10.25 Lakhs for their runner-up finish.

Runner-up Ashish Kaushik
Runner-up Ashish Kaushik


Doddapaneni had carried multiple stacks to Day 2 and posted another two ITM finishes – 40th for ₹30,104, and 241st for ₹9,656 – earning a collective ₹19.16 Lakhs in the event.

Doddapaneni had won his first Millionaire title in the ₹1.5 Crores GTD IOPC Millionaire Legends on July 19 for a personal-best ₹38.75 Lakhs. The 2019 WPT India ₹25K Big Bounty winner now has over ₹3.66 Crores in online earnings.

The Millionaire FT was stacked with known names like Aryan ‘bob_marley’ Kumar (3rd for ₹7.05 Lakhs), Banmanlang ‘bml2012’ Lyndem (4th for ₹5.11 Lakhs), former Millionaire winner ‘McFly’ (6th for ₹3.46 Lakhs), Rajat ‘raso009’ Sood (7th for ₹2.64 Lakhs) and former SVS The Millionaire Lite champion Manmeet ‘fishlover’ Oberai (8th for ₹1.87 Lakhs).

Running alongside The Millionaire was the ₹35 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack. The Sunday mainstay tourney logged in 668 entries, missing the advertised guarantee by ₹1.60 Lakhs. Kunal ‘kvohra’ Vohra decimated the field to capture the top prize of ₹5.53 Lakhs, after striking a heads-up deal with Aniket ‘UltraInstinct’ Marathe (runner-up for ₹5.50 Lakhs). With this win, Vohra has accumulated ₹51.95 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker.

The other Sunday flagship, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Money Heist, was taken down by Kunal ‘Pokachu’ Shalin for ₹1.46 Lakhs, following a three-way deal with Abhijeet ‘knot_snudtke’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹1.26 Lakhs) and ‘Junior-KK’ (3rd for ₹1.23 Lakhs). The event locked in 259 entries and registered a shortfall of ₹23,000.


PokerStars India

As is the usual fare on PokerStars India every Sunday, two ₹15 Lakhs GTD events played out on the platform, namely the Sunday Special – Progressive KO and Sunday Highroller. The Sunday Special PKO was the first of the two to start and clocked in 288 entries, ending up with a deficit of ₹60,000. Site regular ‘muttonmm’ shipped the event for ₹2.70 Lakhs, after besting PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘bhasm@sur1’ Arya (runner-up for ₹1.96 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

The Sunday Highroller pulled in 138 runners and experienced an overlay of ₹1.20 Lakhs. Young Gun Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover championed the event for ₹2.92 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with ‘GudThimma’ (runner-up for ₹2.55 Lakhs).

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover


Grover, who is ranked #2 on the annual leaderboard, went on to win a second flagship title in the Adda52 Millions, taking his overall winnings for the night to ₹10.04 Lakhs. Grover now has ₹6.37+ Crores in recorded MTT cashes.

Runner-up ‘GudThimma’ also placed third in the Sunday Special for ₹1.24 Lakhs, collecting ₹3.80 Lakhs for the day.

Besides the Sunday Special, the ₹1 Lakh GTD Supersonic was the other tourney that awarded TLB points towards PokerStars India’s ‘Star of the Month’ – December leaderboard race. Topping the 119-entry field was anonymous user ‘wolfbacki45,’ who bagged the lion’s share of the ₹1.19 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹25,999.

‘RAV1619’ finished runner-up for ₹19,281.

For complete details on the ‘Star of the Month’ promotion and the latest leaderboard standings, visit the promotions page.



The crème de la crème of Adda52’s Nano Poker Series (NPS), the ₹35 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event, culminated yesterday, along with the series. The ₹1,750 entry buy-in tourney had been underway since December 14. It ran eight starting flights to register a player pool of 2,220 entries, generating a guarantee-busting ₹35.32 Lakhs. The Main Event Finale began at 10 PM on Sunday, with 269 participants returning to the fray. Play continued till 4:54 AM before the former IOPC Millionaire Main Event champion Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava came out on top to win ₹5.44 Lakhs. Akash ‘playboyarya’ Singla finished runner-up for ₹3.91 Lakhs.

Anurag Srivastava
Anurag Srivastava


Srivastava had dominated the annual rankings from February to May before being overtaken by Young Gun Gaurav Sood. Srivastava is ranked #12 in the yearly leaderboard with almost ₹2.70 Crores in annual earnings and ₹4.60 Crores in lifetime winnings.

The ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions posted a ₹27.40 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 274 entrants. Young Gun Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover added ₹7.12 Lakhs to his bankroll by shipping this event, just as APL Ambassador Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra pocketed ₹4.24 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover


Grover has further cemented his place at the #2 spot on the annual leaderboard with ₹3.97+ Crores in yearly winnings. However, the battle for the #3 spot is getting very intense between Sapra and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja.

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra


The ₹18 Lakhs GTD Nano Highroller could not generate the kind of interest the Nano Main Event and Adda52 Millions received. With a turnout of 696 entries, the site had to fill in an overlay of ₹60,000. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹4.50 Lakhs. Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh placed second for ₹2.61 Lakhs. Grover has ₹55.43 Lakhs in overall MTT earnings, of which ₹19.22 Lakhs he has won on Adda52.

Runner-up Surbhit Grover
Surbhit Grover




Headlining the Sunday action on PokerBaazi was the ₹25 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack that wrangled in 459 entries, resulting in a glaring ₹2.05 Lakhs overlay shortfall. It took PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja a little over eight and a half hours of play to pick up his third flagship title of December and win ₹5.03 Lakhs in prize money. The lawyer-turned-poker pro bested Rahul ‘pokerjoker’ Mittal (runner-up for ₹3.52 Lakhs) heads-up to take his lifetime online winnings to ₹6.35 Crores.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja


The first of the two ₹5 Lakhs GTD events starting on PokerBaazi yesterday was the BSS Monster 6-Max. The tourney ran from 5 PM to 9:31 PM with a starting field of 194 entries, falling ₹15,000 short of the break-even mark. The Game Changer 2.0 champion, Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain, shipped the tourney to collect a winner’s paycheque worth ₹1.21 Lakhs. Well-known reg Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha came in second for ₹84,650.

Shagun Jain
Shagun Jain


Sodha had an eventful Sunday outing. Even though he did not win any tourneys, he still managed to final table two events besides the BSS Monster 6-Max, namely PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller (3rd for ₹1.76 Lakhs) and Sunday Special (5th for ₹54,637), raking in a cumulative ₹3.15 Lakhs.

Chirag Sodha
Chirag Sodha


The other ₹5 Lakhs GTD, the BSS MegaStack, saw Mukesh ‘Mukeshahuja’ Ahuja walk away with the top honors, including a ₹1.21 Lakhs payday. At the same time, Anirban D ‘pottysingh’ Das had to settle for a second-place payout of ₹84,650. The ₹2,750 entry buy-in event ran for nearly seven hours, gathering 195 entries and overlaying ₹12,500. The top 24 runners received payouts.

Runner-up Anirban D Das
Runner-up Anirban D Das


The other Sunday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
Taemin ‘Taemin007’ Panu₹46,000BigBang ₹1 Lakhs GTD NLHEKhelo365
POKER46₹42,000Ragnarok ₹2 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Nikhil 'NikhilSegel' Segel₹41,328The Equalizer Lite ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Marvolo10₹39,953Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
JusticeLeague ₹36,080Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
rahul615₹32,990Nano Monster Turbo 2.5 Lakhs GTD Adda52
Pankaj 'jmdpanku27' Sharma₹28,623Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
wolfbacki45₹25,999Supersonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Siddharth 'gangnam gangi' Gangwar₹25,576Sunday Warm-up ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Kinghigh₹20,000Dominator ₹50K GTD NLHEKhelo365
symusam₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
Souma Deep ‘Banerjee’ Banerjee₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD NLHEKhelo365
realme7i₹6,500Depositors Freeroll ₹25K GTDPoker Dangal
mani11₹1,850Weekly Freeroll ₹10K GTDPoker Dangal


The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 2,272

Prize Pool – ₹1,13,60,000

Places Paid – 319

Spartan Poker closed out another smashing edition of its ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire last night. The weekend extravaganza logged in 2,272 entries across five starting flights. A total of 325 qualifying stacks, including 228 unique players, came in for the final day`s play at 10 PM on Sunday.

While 319 of them were assured payouts, MTT pro Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni emerged as the champion after the near seven-hour-long run, banking a whopping ₹18.76 Lakhs for the win.

Doddapaneni had bagged the chip lead on Day 1E with a stack of 189,528; this was the most-massive of three stacks he carried into Day 2 and one that got him his second Millionaire title. Doddapaneni also made good of his other two stacks, picking up a 40th place score worth ₹30,104, while placing 241st for ₹9,656, earning a collective ₹19.16 Lakhs in the event. He now boasts recorded MTT scores worth ₹3.66 Crores and features proudly among the top 10 winners of the year.

This online phenom had come close to clinching his career-first Millionaire title on June 28 when he struck a heads-up deal with ‘McFly’ in The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD to eventually concede to a runner-up finish worth ₹14.97 Lakhs. He finally entered the “Millionaire`s Club” on July 19 when he captured the ₹1.5 Crores GTD IOPC Millionaire Legends for a personal-best ₹38.75 Lakhs. Yesterday`s win has made him the fifth player to have won two Millionaire titles.

Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik (runner-up for ₹10.25 Lakhs), Aryan ‘bob_marley’ Kumar (3rd for ₹7.05 Lakhs), Banmanlang ‘bml2012’ Lyndem (4th for ₹5.11 Lakhs), Rajat ‘raso009’ Sood (7th for ₹2.64 Lakhs) and Manmeet ‘fishlover’ Oberai (8th for ₹1.87 Lakhs) were the other known players who FT-ed the tourney.

Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997Khanna (10th for ₹1.19 Lakhs, 301st for ₹9,656, 67th for ₹23,856), PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘CrownUpJrBajaj (15th for ₹95,310, 171st for ₹12,723), Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (18th for ₹85,314, 175th for ₹12,723), Raman ‘tathagat’ Gujral (19th for ₹72,590, 55th for ₹30,104, 180th for ₹12,723), Eka ‘masterbluffs’ Vedantham (19th for ₹87,131) and Sushant ‘Direwolf22’ Singh (20th for ₹61,230) also ran deep in the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni – ₹18,76,672
  2. Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik – ₹10,25,808
  3. Aryan ‘bob_marley’ Kumar – ₹7,05,456
  4. Banmanlang ‘bml2012’ Lyndem – ₹5,11,200
  5. Beast555 – ₹4,27,136
  6. McFly – ₹3,46,594
  7. Rajat ‘raso009’ Sood – ₹2,64,688
  8. Manmeet ‘fishlover’ Oberai – ₹1,87,781


Sunday Superstack ₹35 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 321

Re-entries – 114

Re-buys – 233

Prize Pool – ₹35,00,000

Places Paid – 63

The ₹35 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack made its weekly run on Spartan Poker, starting at the usual 8 PM last night. This time, the tourney clocked in 668 entries, overlaying ₹1.60 Lakhs.

After more than nine hours of intense play, Kunal ‘kvohra’ Vohra came out on top to win ₹5.53 Lakhs. He struck a heads-up deal with Aniket ‘UltraInstinct’ Marathe (runner-up for ₹5.50 Lakhs).

On November 22, Vohra had won the ₹40 Lakhs GTD FTS#17 for ₹6.66 Lakhs. While that remains his best-recorded online score to date, the Sunday victory has boosted his lifetime MTT tally to ₹46.42 Lakhs.

Rajat ‘BloatedBelly’ Mahajan (3rd for ₹3.06 Lakhs), Rajeev ‘onlywinner007’ Atal (4th for ₹2.43 Lakhs), Sagar ‘Strangeplay’ Choudhury (6th for ₹1.49 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall (7th for ₹1.12 Lakhs) were the other prominent FT finishers.

Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘kvohra’ Vohra – ₹5,53,330*
  2. Aniket ‘UltraInstinct’ Marathe – ₹5,50,920*
  3. Rajat ‘BloatedBelly’ Mahajan – ₹3,06,250
  4. Rajeev ‘onlywinner007’ Atal – ₹2,43,250
  5. powershell – ₹1,90,750
  6. Sagar ‘Strangeplay’ Choudhury – ₹1,49,450
  7. Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall – ₹1,12,350
  8. Junior-KK – ₹79,800

*denotes heads-up deal


Nano Main Event Finale 35 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,750

Entries – 2,220

Survivors – 269

Prize Pool – ₹35,32,020

Places Paid – 233

Bringing the curtains down on the Nano Poker Series on Sunday was the ₹35 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event Finale. The almost week-long tourney obliterated its prize pool guarantee after logging in a massive 2,220 entries across eight starting flights. Only 269 among them made it to the finale, and 233 places earned a payday.

Day 2 of the tourney started out at 10 PM on Sunday, and it was precisely 4:54 AM on the tournament clock by the time the last hand was dealt. The former IOPC Millionaire champion, Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava, navigated his way to the top to win ₹5.44 Lakhs with Akash ‘playboyarya’ Singla placing runner-up for ₹3.91 Lakhs.

Srivastava has raked in almost ₹2.70 Crores in MTT winnings in 2020 and has crossed ₹4.66 Crores in recorded earnings online.

Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS (4th for ₹2.02 Lakhs), Shivam ‘barbarik12’ Kumar Singh (5th for ₹1.45 Lakhs), Jimmy ‘milliondollerdream’ Arora (7th for ₹75,170), and Chandan ‘darkfish15’ Arora (8th for ₹54,047) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava – ₹5,44,050
  2. Akash ‘playboyarya’ Singla – ₹3,91,178
  3. vivek94540 – ₹2,81,260
  4. Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS – ₹2,02,228
  5. Shivam ‘barbarik12’ Kumar Singh – ₹1,45,404
  6. LaufingBuddha – ₹1,04,546
  7. Jimmy ‘milliondollerdream’ Arora – ₹75,170
  8. Chandan ‘darkfish15’ Arora – ₹54,047


Adda52 Millions 25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 149

Re-entries – 125

Prize Pool – ₹27,40,000

Places Paid – 27

Adda52`s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions generated a guarantee-crushing ₹27.40 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 274 challengers. The 9 PM tourney culminated at 6:07 AM on Monday, with 27 players walking away with a payday.

Banking the lion`s share of the prize money was none other than the #2 ranked player of 2020 for the last 16 weeks, Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover. The Delhi-based pro netted ₹7.12 Lakhs after prevailing over the #4 ranked (in 2020) Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra (runner-up for ₹4.24 Lakhs) heads-up.

Grover booked a seven-figure profit last night as the Adda52 Millions was just one of two flagship titles he won for the day. He also championed the PokerStars India Highroller for ₹2.92 Lakhs, penetrating the ₹6.37 Crore-mark in lifetime earnings!

The FT was stacked with MTT regs like Young Gun Neel ‘neeljoshi23’ Joshi (3rd for ₹3.19 Lakhs), Myron ‘zzzzz369’ Pereira (4th for ₹2.32 Lakhs), Vaibhav ‘alienrobot’ Sharma (5th for ₹1.57 Lakhs), Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez (6th for ₹1.16 Lakhs), Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani (7th for ₹89,050), and Kanav ‘alibaba_kings’ Parwal (8th for ₹68,500).

Runner-up Sumit Sapra
Runner-up Sumit Sapra


Final Table Results

  1. Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover – ₹7,12,400
  2. Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra – ₹4,24,700
  3. Neel ‘neeljoshi23’ Joshi – ₹3,19,210
  4. Myron ‘zzzzz369’ Pereira – ₹2,32,900
  5. Vaibhav ‘alienrobot’ Sharma – ₹1,57,550
  6. Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez – ₹1,16,450
  7. Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani – ₹89,050
  8. Kanav ‘alibaba_kings’ Parwal – ₹68,500


BSS SuperStack 25 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 248

Re-entries – 211

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 54

PokerBaazi’s Sunday flagship ₹25 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack pulled in 459 runners, resulting in the site having to fill in a sizable ₹2.05 Lakhs overlay.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish rocky3705’ Ahuja, the #3 ranked player this year, championed the tourney for a hefty ₹5.03 Lakhs. Rahul ‘pokerjoker’ Mittal finished runner-up for ₹3.52 Lakhs.

On Friday, Ahuja had finished third in PokerBaazi`s The Weekly HighRoller for a payday worth ₹1.61 Lakhs.

Honey ‘ho9ey’ Bijlani (3rd for ₹2.27 Lakhs), Thursday’s Godfather ₹25 Lakhs GTD runner-up Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (6th for ₹1.01 Lakhs), and Young Gun Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi (7th for ₹84,000) were other notables on the final table.

Joshi even placed third in the Adda52 Millions last night for ₹3.19 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – ₹5,03,000
  2. Rahul ‘pokerjoker’ Mittal – ₹3,52,000
  3. Honey ‘ho9ey’ Bijlani – ₹2,27,000
  4. RabDaKutta – ₹1,68,000
  5. kabira27 – ₹1,26,000
  6. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹1,01,000
  7. Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi – ₹84,000
  8. bozo – ₹67,000


Nano Highroller 18 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 385

Re-entries – 311

Prize Pool – ₹18,00,000

Places Paid – 72

One of the featured tourney`s at the Nano Poker Series, the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Nano Highroller, suffered a moderate ₹60,000 shortfall after 696 entrants bought-in for ₹2,750.

Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover was the last player standing in the tourney and collected his second-best recorded score to date worth ₹4.50 Lakhs.

Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh finished runner-up for ₹2.61 Lakhs.

Akshay ‘nofuchsgiven’ Dhingra (3rd for ₹1.76 Lakhs), Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani (5th for ₹90,000), Srihari ‘zombieballs’ Bang (6th for ₹63,000), and Shawn ‘echayan’ Jose (7th for ₹49,500) also posted FT scores.

Runner-up Devrat Singh
Runner-up Devrat Singh


Final Table Results

  1. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – ₹4,50,000
  2. Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh – ₹2,61,000
  3. Akshay ‘nofuchsgiven’ Dhingra – ₹1,76,400
  4. kvy13 – ₹1,26,000
  5. Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani – ₹90,000
  6. Srihari ‘zombieballs’ Bang – ₹63,000
  7. Shawn ‘echayan’ Jose – ₹49,500
  8. skywalker11 – ₹36,000


Sunday Special – Progressive KO 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 166

Re-Entries – 122

Total Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹7,80,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹7,20,000

Places Paid – 47

Poker Stars India’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO logged in 288 entries to register an overlay worth ₹60,000.

Starting out at 5 PM, it took almost eight hours before the mystery site-reg ‘muttonmm’ navigated their way through the reg-infested final table to win the title and the ₹2.71 Lakhs (₹1,48,563 in prize money and ₹1,22,383 in bounties) first-place cash prize.

PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘bhasm@sur1’ Arya finished runner-up for ₹1.96 Lakhs (₹1,09,213 in prize money and ₹87,070 in bounties). Arya also FT-ed PokerBaazi’s BSS MegaStack, placing sixth for ₹24,200. His lifetime MTT scores have crossed ₹4.04 Crores.

Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha (5th for ₹54,637), Sunday Warm-up Winner Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar (6th for ₹45,880), Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood (7th for ₹48,135), and Dhaval ‘BithBecool’ Mudgal (8th for ₹21,924) FT-ed the tourney.

All 47 ITM finishers received TLB points for the site’s “Star of the Month” – December leaderboard race.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. muttonmm – ₹2,70,946
  2. Devvrat ‘bhasm@sur1’ Arya – ₹1,96,283
  3. GudThimma – ₹1,24,660
  4. kailesh18 – ₹62,145
  5. Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha – ₹54,637
  6. Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar – ₹45,880
  7. Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood – ₹48,135
  8. Dhaval ‘BithBecool’ Mudgal – ₹21,924
  9. ulta_chor – ₹38,076


Sunday Highroller 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 73

Re-entries – 65

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 23

The Sunday 7.30 PM tourney on PokerStars India, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller, closed late registrations with 138 runners (73 unique and 65 re-entries) – overlaying ₹1.2 Lakhs.

After more than seven hours of play, the ₹11,000 buy-in tourney was shipped by Young Gun Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover, who won ₹2.92 Lakhs for the victory. The #2 ranked player of the year for the last 16 weeks, Grover, also took down the Adda52’s Millions for ₹7.12 Lakhs, banking a cumulative ₹10.04 Lakhs for the day.

His phenomenal Sunday winning streak has pushed his annual tally to ₹3.97+ Crores, while his lifetime online earnings have crossed ₹6.37 Crores.

The runner-up cash prize of ₹2.55 Lakhs went to ‘GudThimma’ courtesy of a heads-up deal. The player also placed third in Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹1.25 Lakhs.

Chirag Sodha was another Sunday trailblazer with three FT scores. He placed third in the Sunday Highroller for ₹1.77 Lakhs, 5th in the Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹54,637, and runner-up in PokerBaazi’s BSS Monster 6-Max for ₹84,650. In all, he won ₹3.16 Lakhs for the day, pushing his lifetime tally to ₹4.3 Crores.

The other FT finishers were Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall (4th for ₹1.33 Lakhs), Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora (5th for ₹99,807), Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta (6th for ₹75,032), Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar (7th for ₹56,406), and Siddharth ‘WaaaduHek’ Mundada (9th for ₹31,878).

Final Table Results

  1. Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover – ₹2,92,068*
  2. GudThimma – ₹2,55,347*
  3. Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha – ₹1,76,605
  4. Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall – ₹1,32,765
  5. Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora – ₹99,807
  6. Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta – ₹75,032
  7. Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar – ₹56,406
  8. wolfbacki45 – ₹42,404
  9. Siddharth ‘WaaaduHek’ Mundada – ₹31,878

*denotes a head-up deal


Money Heist ₹8 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 149

Re-entries – 29

Re-buys – 81

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 23

Spartan Poker’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Money Heist experienced an overlay of ₹23,000 after registering 259 entries.

Kunal ‘Pokachu’ Shalin shipped the tourney to win 1.46 Lakhs following a three-way deal with Abhijeet ‘knot_snudtke’ Kumar (runner-up for 1.26 Lakhs) and ‘Junior-KK’ (third for 1.23 Lakhs).

Mahesh ‘mariokart’ Shyamsundar (4th for ₹68,800), PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli (5th for ₹55,200), Siddharth ‘champ-ak’ Pandey (6th for ₹42,800), Ashraf ‘I raise you’ Ali (7th for ₹31,680) and Ankit Omprakash ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj (8th for ₹23,280) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘Pokachu’ Shalin – ₹1,46,603*
  2. Abhijeet ‘knot_snudtke’ Kumar – ₹1,26,211*
  3. Junior-KK – ₹1,23,186*
  4. Mahesh ‘mariokart’ Shyamsundar – ₹68,800
  5. Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli – ₹55,200
  6. Siddharth ‘champ-ak’ Pandey – ₹42,800
  7. Ashraf ‘I raise you’ Ali – ₹31,680
  8. Ankit Omprakash ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj – ₹23,280

*denotes three-day deal


BSS Monster 6-Max 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 117

Re-entries – 77

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Running alongside the Sunday mainstay, BSS SuperStack, on PokerBaazi was the 6-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS Monster. The ₹2,750 entry buy-in event attracted 194 contenders to post a marginal overlay of ₹15,000.

After almost four and half hours of play, the 5 PM tourney crowned Game Changer 2.0 winner, Shagun sogani22’ Jain, as the champion who added ₹1.21 Lakhs to his poker bankroll. Circuit regular Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha settled for a runner-up score of ₹84,650. Sodha also placed third in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹1.77 Lakhs.

Rohan ‘AnshAA’ Soman (3rd for ₹54,400), PokerGuru Ambassador Jayjit ‘england’ Ray (4th for ₹40,300), Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya (5th for ₹30,250), and Shri PAVITHRAN ‘legendofj10’ ARJUN (6th for ₹24,200) FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain₹1,21,000
  2. Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha – ₹84,650
  3. Rohan ‘AnshAA’ Soman – ₹54,400
  4. Jayjit ‘england’ Ray – ₹40,300
  5. Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya – ₹30,250
  6. Shri Pavithran ‘legendofj10’ Arjun – ₹24,200


BSS MegaStack 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 120

Re-entries – 75

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 24

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS MegaStack wasn`t spared by the overlay train even though it got away with just a ₹12,500 shortfall after registering 195 entries.

PokerBaazi regular Mukesh Mukeshahuja’ Ahuja came on top to win the title and ₹1.21 Lakhs after defeating Anirban D ‘pottysingh’ Das in the heads-up play. Das netted ₹84,650 for his second-place finish.

Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba (3rd for ₹54,400), TLB crusher Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (4th for ₹40,300), Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora (5th for ₹30,250), PokerGuru Ambassador and last night’s Sunday Special PKO runner-up, Devvrat ‘flopCheck’ Arya (6th for ₹24,200), and Anmolraj Singh ‘PINCIOTTI’ Chawla (8th for ₹16,100) posted FT scores.

Final Table Results

  1. Mukesh ‘Mukeshahuja’ Ahuja₹1,21,000
  2. Anirban D ‘pottysingh’ Das – ₹84,650
  3. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – ₹54,400
  4. Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar – ₹40,300
  5. Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora – ₹30,250
  6. Devvrat ‘flopCheck’ Arya – ₹24,200
  7. Jatin.ahuja – ₹20,100
  8. Anmolraj Singh ‘PINCIOTTI’ Chawla – ₹16,100


Hurricane 4.5 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 168

Re-entries – 161

Prize Pool – ₹5,39,557

Places Paid – 34

Adda52`s ₹4.5 Lakhs GTD Hurricane pulled in 329 challengers that helped generate a guarantee-smashing ₹5.39 Lakhs GTD, and the top 34 places got paid.

After almost six hours of action, the winner emerged in ‘Bharathgovardhan,’ who pocketed ₹1.34 Lakhs after defeating ‘shivammalik1’ (runner-up for ₹81,743) in the heads-up play.

Known players who FT-ed the tourney included Vikram ‘vikram2323’ Mishra (3rd for ₹59,352), Dhawal ‘dhawal17’ Baghel (4th for ₹45,053), Harsh ‘harsh20’ Karanpuria (5th for ₹31,025), Sumit ‘sumit4game’ Saurav (6th for ₹20,234), Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh (7th for ₹16,187), and Noel Antonio Da Gama ‘noelpais’ Pais (8th for ₹13,489).


Ragnarok 2 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 116

Re-entries – 47

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 24

‘POKER46’ claimed the title and ₹42,000 in prize money in Pocket52’s Sunday major, the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Ragnarok, defeating Jeneva’ heads-up. The latter earned ₹28,500 for their runner-up finish.

The mystery winner even placed runner-up in the Unravel for ₹8,500.

Himadri Sr ‘Himadri’ Pal placed fifth for ₹12,000.


Big Bang ₹1 Lakhs GTD NLHE – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 27

Re-entries – 12

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 4

Khelo365’s Sunday headliner, ₹1 Lakhs GTD Big Bang, logged in 39 challengers, overlaying ₹22,000. Taemin ‘Taemin007’ Panu proved the last player standing and grabbed the top prize of ₹46,000. ‘Samaybk’ finished runner-up for ₹26,000.

Only the top four finishers were paid, including Souma Deep ‘Banerjee’ Banerjee (4th for ₹12,000).


Supersonic 1 Lakh GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 75

Re-Entries – 44

Prize Pool – ₹1,19,000

Places Paid – 20

The late-night tourney on Sunday awarding TLB points to PokerStars India’s ‘Star of the Month’– December leaderboard points, the ₹1 Lakh GTD Supersonic, pulled in a guarantee-smashing 119 entries. ‘wolfbacki45’ was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹25,999, with ‘RAV1619’ placing runner-up for ₹19,281.


Dominator ₹50K GTD NLHE – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹825

Entries – 36

Re-entries – 19

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 6

Khelo365`s ₹50K GTD Dominator registered 55 entries and took precisely 90 minutes to find a champion. ‘Kinghigh,’ who fired three bullets in the tourney, eventually came out on top to win ₹20,000, with ‘suryak’ conceding to a runner-up finish worth ₹10,500. Ankit Pummy ‘Ankkiii’ Talwar finished 3rd for ₹6,000.


Unravel 50K GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹440

Entries – 59

Re-entries – 41

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 15

The ₹50K GTD Unravel saw the mystery user ‘symusam’ championing the tourney for a ₹11,500 payday after besting ‘POKER46’ (runner-up for ₹8,500) in heads-up play.


Depositors Freeroll 25K GTD – Poker Dangal

Entries – 128

Prize Pool – ₹25,000

Places Paid – 25

PokerDangal`s ₹25K GTD Sunday Depositors Freeroll had 128 runners in contention, and the top 25 places took a stab at the ₹25,000 prize pool.cThe winner emerged in realme7i,’ who collected ₹6,500 after defeating ‘Spdf’ (runner-up for ₹3,000) in heads-up play.


Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD NLHE – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 54

Re-entries – 21

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 8

Topping a field of 75 entries, Souma Deep ‘Banerjee’ Banerjee captured the ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 for ₹6,800. Banerjee also FT-ed the ₹1 Lakhs GTD Big Bang, where he placed fourth for ₹12,000. In all, he cashed ₹18,800 on the site last night.


Weekly Freeroll 10K GTD – Poker Dangal

Entries – 334

Re-entries – 111

Prize Pool – ₹10,000

Places Paid – 100

The ₹10K GTD Weekly Freeroll logged in 445 runners and paid out the top 100 finishers. Outlasting them all was ‘mani11,’ who won ₹1,850 after defeating ‘BidhanDebnath’ (runner-up for ₹825) in the heads-up play.


This report was updated at 5:30 PM on 21.12.2020.

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