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Tarun Goyal, Shagun Jain, Vishnu Khandelwal, Vishal Bajaj & Mithun Mahesh Crush the Sunday Majors

Sunday Online Railbird Report 14-11-21
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis November 15, 2021
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Even as the Indian poker community was sleeplessly railing the former WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer in the WSOP Main Event on Sunday, the virtual felts were also brimming with action. While the Indian busted out in 60th place for a $1,13,800 (~₹84.64 Lakhs) payday, quite a few ‘desi’ pros banked massive scores in the various Sunday flagships running last night.

Topping the Sunday charts was none other than the former Adda52 team pro Tarun Goyal, who took down the DOPT Main Event for a whopping ₹25.05 Lakhs payday.

Shagun Jain came close to clinching back-to-back titles yesterday. While the former Grand Mega Suits champion failed to ship the DOPT Main Event, settling for a runner-up finish worth ₹18.01 Lakhs, he went the distance in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO to collect ₹2.69 Lakhs. Jain added a whopping ₹21.68 Lakhs yesterday.

Spartan Poker’s Sunday roster saw The Prestige returning for a third edition, and this time around, Akhilesh ‘Ikk@5′ Chauhan took down the event for ₹7.72 Lakhs. Vishnu Khandelwal picked up ₹7.23 Lakhs in the event (2nd for ₹6.88 Lakhs and 19th for ₹35,350).

PokerGuru Staking posted an immensely profitable Sunday with three PokerGuru Ambassadors shining through. PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj championed Spartan Poker`s Sunday Superstack for ₹4.27 Lakhs. He also FT-ed the DOPT Main event, netting ₹7.29 Lakhs overall.

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh was another breakout winner who took down PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for the second time last night for a 4.20 Lakhs payout.

Completing the trio of top finishes for the team was Laksh Pal Singh, the #3 ranked player of the year, who chopped the DOPT 6-Max Showdown title with Sam Anand to collect ₹5.92 Lakhs. Anand walked away with a ₹6.01 Lakhs payday.

Vaibhav Sharma came out on top in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller to win ₹2.77 Lakhs. The MTT beast made away with almost ₹4.07 Lakhs in total winnings yesterday on the back of five ITM finishes.

Tanmay Benara, Punya Behera, Arun Sriram, Vinay Rajpal, Taliwabang Jamir, Biplob Rana, Sumit Bajaj, Yogesh Choudhary, Sanket Deshmukh, Gautam Sachdeva, and Sandeep Varma RS shipped the other Sunday marquees!

Here are the Sunday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s ₹50 Lakhs GTD The Prestige returned for its third outing this past weekend. The ₹5,500 buy-in event gathered 975 participants, overlaying ₹1.25 Lakhs. In the wee hours of Monday morning, Akhilesh ‘Ikk@5′ Chauhan emerged as the champion, walking away with a personal-best ₹7.72 Lakhs, helping them recover almost all their past losses on the site!

Akhilesh Chauhan
Akhilesh Chauhan


Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal locked up ₹6.88 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal. He also finished 19th in the event for ₹35,350, pocketing ₹7.23 Lakhs overall in the event.

Runner-up Vishnu Khandelwal
Runner-up Vishnu Khandelwal


The former Millionaire champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj, shipped the ₹30 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack for ₹6.34 Lakhs, winning the Sunday signature event for the first time last night. ‘2Pac4life’ finished runner-up for ₹4.27 Lakhs.

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj


The former WPT India High Roller winner, Bajaj, posted a litany of deep runs yesterday, collecting ₹7.29 Lakhs overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.78 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.98 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.72 Crores | Ranked #10 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

Wednesday’s DOPT PKO winner Punya ‘madhumangal’ Behera won the ₹7 Lakhs GTD Money Heist for ₹1.35 Lakhs, crossing ₹50 Lakhs in lifetime profits. Ashish ‘Ataraxia’ Kaushik placed second for ₹85,400.

Punya Behera
Punya Behera


Punya Behera’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹93.94 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹50.27 Lakhs

Taliwabang ‘Medusa777’ Jamir trounced a 714-entry field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Weekend Punch to win the ₹78,941 up-top. He chopped the title heads-up with the user ‘crimemaster’ (2nd for ₹77,209).

Taliwabang Jamir’s online stats (across Spartan Poker & PokerBaazi only): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.21 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹7.23 Lakhs

Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana (Won Sunday Monster Stack ₹3.10 Lakhs GTD for ₹78,840) and Sanket ‘THEDONKKID’ Deshmukh (Won Reloaded ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹33,225) won the other Sunday marquees on Spartan Poker.



The ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack was once again the Sunday headliner on PokerBaazi. The ₹5,500 buy-in event logged in 379 entries to register ₹1.05 Lakhs in overlays. After almost eight hours of gameplay, PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘thepokeraja’ Mahesh championed the event for the second time this year, adding ₹4.20 Lakhs to his tally. Apaar ‘floatfish’ Gautam finished runner-up for a personal-best ₹2.94 Lakhs.

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh


The former The Millionaire champion, Mahesh, had previously won the BSS Superstack on July 11 for ₹4.23 Lakhs. He cashed in another four events yesterday, banking a cumulative ₹4.96 Lakhs, climbing his way back to #6 place in the annual leaderboard rankings.

Mithun Mahesh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.61 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.03 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.91 Crores | Ranked #6 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

As always, PokerBaazi had two ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS events on the Sunday schedule. The ₹2,750 buy-in BSS MonsterStack 6-Max pulled in 212 entries, collecting ₹5.30 Lakhs in the prize pool. The former Adda52 Big Game champion Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram decimated the competition to win ₹1.28 Lakhs, with Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya placing runner-up for ₹89,729.

Arun Sriram
Arun Sriram


Arun Sriram’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.61 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹33.14 Lakhs

The BSS Sprint 7-Max registered a better 227-entry field but ended up filling in ₹46,000 in overlays. The former Full House runner-up finisher Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal was the last player standing and defeated Sumanth ‘sp175’ Kumar (2nd for ₹82,550) heads-up to win ₹1.18 Lakhs.

Vinay Rajpal
Vinay Rajpal


Vinay Rajpal crossed the money line in five more events, banking a collective ₹2.91 Lakhs.

His top Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS Sprint 7-Max for ₹1.18 Lakhs

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Money Heist for ₹61,250

> 9th in Adda52’s DOPT 6 Max Showdown ₹47,981

> 78th in Adda52’s DOPT ME Finale for ₹41,261

Vinay Rajpal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹89.02 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹1.20 Crores

The last day of the PokerBaazi Bankroll Builder Series (PBBS) crowned five more champions, with the user ‘TheTamizhDurrr’ taking down the ₹1 Lakh GTD PBBS#34 PBBS Main Event for ₹25,489.

‘FAKEPLAY’ (Won PBBS#32 ₹15K GTD for ₹3,041), ‘crystalmathhead’ (Won PBBS#35 DST ₹10K GTD for ₹2,319), ‘xxprincexx’ (Won for PBBS#33 PKO ₹10K GTD ₹1,975), and ‘sudip971368’ (Won PBBS#31 7-Max Turbo ₹6K GTD for ₹1,332) won the other PBBS titles on Sunday.

‘srikarhiks’ (Won BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹41,455), Sumit ‘TheRussian06’ Bajaj (Won BSS Night Sprint ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,901), ‘ziya12’ (Won BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹30,354), Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS (Won BSS Afternoon Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,800), ‘Rohit1713’ (Won PLO Daily ₹40K GTD for ₹16,716), and ‘Rohit1713’ (Won Daily 5-Max ₹50K GTD for ₹7,632) shipped the other Sunday marquees on PokerBaazi.


PokerStars India

Sundays on PokerStars India are always headlined by the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO, and yesterday was no different. The ₹5,500 buy-in tourney registered 278 participants, falling ₹1.10 Lakhs short of breaking even on the guarantee. The Game Changer 2.0 champion Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain was the last player standing and won the Sunday Special title for the second time and a winner’s paycheque worth ₹2.69 Lakhs (includes ₹1.34 Lakhs in bounties). Young Gun Ujjwal ‘CougarHunter69’ Narwal finished runner-up for ₹2.11 Lakhs (includes ₹75,430 in bounties).

Shagun Jain
Shagun Jain


The former Millionaire winner, Shagun Jain, was in the running to win a second title in the Adda52’s DOPT Main Event. He ultimately settled for a runner-up finish worth ₹18 Lakhs. These two finishes and another four ITM scores fetched him an impressive ₹21.68 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Shagun Jain`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.23 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.56 Crores

Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma cut his way across the 103-entry-field in the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller and won the title for ₹2.77 Lakhs. He denied the seasoned pro Sahil ‘inaboobham’ Mahboobani (2nd for ₹2.12 Lakhs) the title in heads-up, posting his 10th win of the year and his first recorded title victory in November.

Vaibhav Sharma
Vaibhav Sharma


Vaibhav Sharma raked in ₹4.07 Lakhs yesterday on the back of five ITM finishes.

His Sunday ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹2,76,522

> 5th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹80,505

> 15th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹25,000

> 39th in Spartan Poker’s The Prestige for ₹16,000

> 26th in Adda52’s DOPT Sunday Special for ₹9,000

Vaibhav Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.99 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹2.36 Crores

The Sunday Highroller runner-up finisher, Sahil Mahboobani, also picked up three ITM finishes worth ₹2.95 Lakhs cumulatively.

His Sunday ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹2,12,376

> 24th in Adda52’s DOPT Main Event for ₹66,504

> 24th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹17,110

Sahil Mahboobani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.03 Crores

‘kabir2298’ (Won Big Bubble Rush ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹42,597), Gautam ‘BE@tTheF!sh’ Sachdeva (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,384), Sandeep ‘effuno007’ Varma RS (Won Sunday Warm-Up ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹28,892), ‘kukz24’ (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹25,321), ‘7binga7’ (Won Sunday Supersonic ₹60K GTD for ₹14,386), and ‘bbalal1984’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,767) shipped the other Sunday marquees on PokerStars India.



The latest edition of the Adda52-hosted Deltin Online Poker Tournament (DOPT) finally came to a close on Sunday, with nine different events playing down to a winner.

The star attraction last night was undoubtedly the 1.50 Crores GTD DOPT Main Event Finale. The six-flight Main Event had 149 survivors from a starting field of 1,242 total entries converging for Day 2 at 10 PM last night. There was massive value for all participating players, with the Main Event filling in a landslide 25.80 Lakhs in overlays. It was past 3 AM by the time a winner emerged, and walking away with the title was none other than the site`s former Team Pro Tarun ‘aggtarun’ Goyal, who collected a career-best 25.05 Lakhs for the win! The GameChanger 2.0 champion and yesterday`s Sunday Special winner Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain picked up the runner-up score worth 18.01 Lakhs.

Tarun Goyal
Tarun Goyal


Arguably one of the top online pros in India, Tarun Goyal is a former IT professional who had won the DPT 10K Kickoff in 2016. While he has won online marquees like the Adda52 Millions and Godfather 7.0 on Adda52, he also has final-tabled big-ticket tourneys like the AOPS Main Event Finale, the WPT India Super High Roller, and the Adda52 Colossus in the past. Still, the DOPT Main Event victory is Goyale’s best online score to date and the first flagship title he has won on the site this year.

Tarun Goyal’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: 1.62 Crores | Site Profits: 85.51 Lakhs

bvrn (3rd for 12.95 Lakhs) and Vinayak ‘bhai_on_mary_jane’ Bajaj (4th for 9.31 Lakhs) posted deep runs in the DOPT Main Event.

The 9 PM slotted DOPT 6-Max Showdown proved to be a guarantee-smashing affair with a 420-entry field generating a 29.99 Lakhs prize pool. SamLokimon’ Anand made a grand comeback to the winner’s circle last night as he took down the title for 6.01 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal ‘BoomTilt23’ Singh picked up 5.92 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Sam Anand
Sam Anand


Sam Anand posted top finishes in two more events, collectively winning 6.98 Lakhs. He now boasts 39.06 Lakhs in site winnings and a corresponding 10.47 Lakhs in net profits.

His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in the DOPT 6 Max Showdown for 6.01 Lakhs

> 29th in the DOPT Main Event for 55,683

> 7th in the DOPT Sunday Special for 41,250

The 15 Lakhs GTD DOPT Sunday Special found a champion in the user ‘Haxton66,’ who bested the 564-strong field to win 3.53 Lakhs. ‘Shashank14’ came second for 2.06 Lakhs.

Among the other DOPT title winners on the final day of the series was ‘happyfish’ (anonymity requested). The online reg overcame a 447-entry field in the 5 Lakhs GTD DOPT Madness to win 1.31 Lakhs, with Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh placing runner-up for 74,174.

Runner-up Devrat Singh
Devrat Singh


Site regular Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara finished third in the DOPT Sunday Special for 1.37 Lakhs and supplemented his Sunday winnings by 84,000 after taking down the 3 Lakhs GTD DOPT Warm Up earlier in the day. Clubbed with another five ITM finishes, Benara made away with almost 2.56 Lakhs on Sunday, boosting his lifetime tally to 1.06 Crore.

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara


‘harishgujwar’ (Won DPT Royale PKO 2 Lakhs GTD for 46,833), Areyann ‘paisenikalbc’ Gurbaxani (Won DOPT Suites 1.5 Lakhs GTD for 40,500), Yogesh ‘POKERBRAT0118’ Choudhary (Won DOPT Daily Kickoff 1.5 Lakhs GTD 34,588) and ‘pokersherlock’ (Won DOPT Flint 1 Lakh GTD for 28,000) also bagged titles.

DOPT Leaderboard Standings

RankPlayer NamePoints
1Dhaval 'faizal1506' Doshi1,082
2Devrat 'Vickypune' Singh921
3Shekhar 'Brat_Poker' Singh834
4Sumit 'sumitpal009' Kumar Pal795
5Devashish '007.devashish' Jain718
6Pankaj 'pankajC' Chaturvedi689
8Shawn 'spanktastic' Chatterton611
9Ahsit 'nexus010' Sharma581



Khelo365’s Sunday marquee, the 1 Lakh GTD, Big Bang, was taken down by the user Ronaldinho for 37,000. GautamSingh secured the second-place finish for 25,000.

Site regular ‘Santoshi’ fired three bullets in the 50K GTD Dominator before toppling the 97-player field to win 15,000. ANGLE99 came second for 10,000.

Note: We will not be carrying the detailed report for our Daily Majors recap today!

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