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Vishal Bajaj is the New “The Millionaire” Champion; Shashank Jain, Kanav Parwal, Pratibh Saluja & Sahil Chutani Win the Other Sunday Flagships

Sunday Online Railbird Report
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  • Atmadeep Ghosh March 29, 2021
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Happy Holi! An electrifying Sunday grind made the Holi celebrations extra special for several players, and banking the day`s top score was none other than PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj. One of the youngest members of PokerGuru Staking, Bajaj, took down Spartan Poker`s flagship ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire for a personal-best ₹16.86 Lakhs.

Shashank Jain, Kanav Parwal, Pratibh Saluja & Sahil Chutani championed the other Sunday marquee tourneys.

Here is a quick rundown of the Sunday MTT action!

 

Spartan Poker

Headlining the Holi weekend was Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore The Millionaire. Starting on Friday, the tourney ran five starting flights, and 291 qualifying stacks (207 unique players) came back for Day 2 on Sunday. With 287 of them earning payouts, PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj became the latest entrant in the elite “Millionaire`s Club,” pocketing a career-best ₹16.86 Lakhs for the win. The runner-up Gaurav ‘Gaush’ Sharma also raked in a personal-best ₹9.32 Lakhs in the event.

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj

 

One of PokerGuru Staking`s youngest members, Bajaj, cashed twice in The Millionaire – his second stack getting him a 43rd place payout worth ₹26,800. In all, Bajaj collected ₹17.12 Lakhs in the event to get to ₹1.99 Crores in lifetime online winnings.

Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge MaiselSharma (3rd for ₹6.47 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘deranzzdd’ Arya (4th for ₹4.67 Lakhs), Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni (7th for ₹2.35 Lakhs) and Siddharth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (8th for ₹1.65 Lakhs) collected FT payouts in The Millionaire.

Kanchan Sharma
Kanchan Sharma

 

Spartan Poker’s Sunday mainstay, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack, ran from 8 PM to 4:54 AM with a turnout of 730 runners resulting in ₹80,000 in overlays. The mystery user ‘LorenzoVonMatterhorn’ shipped the tourney for ₹5.79 Lakhs, with ‘MentalScience’ placing runner-up for ₹3.64 Lakhs.

The Destiny 18.0 SnG Finale also played out on Sunday. The nine Destiny 18.0 winners (Vishnu Khandelwal won the title twice in the series) came together to play the ₹10 Lakhs GTD SnG. PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘deranzzdd’ Arya, who placed fourth in The Millionaire, championed the Finale to add another ₹5 Lakhs to the team`s Sunday tally. Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira (2nd for ₹3 Lakhs) and Rahul ‘Vasili Arkhipov’ Lal (3rd for ₹2 Lakhs) rounded out the ITM finishers.

Vishnu Khandelwal
Vishnu Khandelwal

 

Sunday also marked the close of the Ultimate Value Series (UVS). Pulling the curtains down on the series was the showstopper ₹10 Lakhs GTD UVS Main Event. The multi-flight tourney delivered a profitable run by collecting ₹10.37 Lakhs in the prize pool on the back of 1,037 entries. The play narrowed down to an intense heads-up showdown between mystery player ‘Ekatvam’ and MTT crusher Siddharth ‘PluRibu$Kripalani. Kripalani, a former Game Changer 3.0 champion, WPT India Super High Roller trophy holder, and IOPC Millionaire champion was pipped to the finish line by ‘Ekatvam,’ who shipped the tourney for ₹1.96 Lakhs.

Runner-up Siddhanth Kripalani
Runner-up Siddhanth Kripalani

 

Kripalani secured a runner-up payday of ₹1.20. Lakhs. His collective Sunday winnings stood at ₹1.39 Lakhs, boosting his lifetime online scorecard to ₹3.18 Crores.

 

PokerStars India

The Sunday featured tourney on PokerStars India was the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special PKO, with the site dropping the Sunday Highroller from the schedule. The ₹5,500 entry buy-in tourney logged in 244 entries (136 unique and 108 re-entries), filling in ₹2.80 Lakhs in overlays. It took precisely seven hours and thirty-seven minutes of play before IOPC Destiny winner Sahil ‘allezjuju’ Chutani came out on top to collect ₹3.59 Lakhs (₹1.71 Lakhs in prize money, ₹1.88 Lakhs in bounties). The first-ever Game Changer champion Prashanth ‘nemesis9961’ Sekar settled for a runner-up finish worth ₹1.47 Lakhs (₹1.26 Lakhs in prize money, ₹20,625 in bounties). The winning score improved Chutani’s online record to ₹2.32 Crores (₹93.02 Lakhs in net profits).

Sahil Chutani
Sahil Chutani

 

The FT was replete with MTT regs like Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood (4th for ₹90,650), Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain (6th for ₹57,550), Rahul ‘Unleashed2519’ Sahni (8th for ₹23,852), and Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha (9th for ₹28,808).

The 7:30 PM marquee replacing the Sunday Highroller, the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush, registered 203 entries to post ₹46,250 in overlays. The mystery crusher ‘Poker_Basilisk’ was the last player standing and won ₹58,412 (₹25,150 in prize money, ₹33,262 in bounties) after striking a three-way deal with ‘JumboJetPack’ (2nd for ₹29,385) (₹23,545 in prize money, ₹5,840 in bounties) and ‘SportsTalk24’ (3rd for ₹43,178) (₹25,756 in prize money, ₹17,422 in bounties).

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi had a smashing Baazi Super Sunday with five marquee tourneys offering ₹35 Lakhs in cash prizes between them. The Sunday headliner, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS#4 SuperStack, roped in 392 runners last night, resulting in a marginal ₹40,000 in overlays. Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja championed the tourney for ₹4.20 Lakhs – his fourth flagship title in March. Last year`s #3 ranked player, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja, has climbed up to #5 on 2021 leaderboard standings after placing runner-up in the BSS SuperStack for ₹2.94 Lakhs.

Pratibh Salujha
Pratibh Salujha

 

Saluja now has ₹1.35 Crores in recorded online earnings (₹49.5 Lakhs in net profits.)

Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (3rd for ₹1.89 Lakhs), Arun ‘Yoda’ Poply (4th for ₹1.40 Lakhs), Parth ‘VINAY7690’ Aggarwal (5th for ₹1.05 Lakhs), Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal (6th for ₹84,000), Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra (7th for ₹70,000), and MTT pro Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni (8th for ₹56,000) FT-ed the BSS SuperStack.

PokerBaazi ran two ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourneys on Sunday, the BSS#3 Monster 6 – Max and BSS#5 MegaStack.

The 5 PM BSS#3 Monster 6 – Max gathered 194 entries, experiencing an overlay deficit of ₹15,000. The Endeavour third-place finisher Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik navigated his way to the top to collect the ₹1.21 Lakhs winner’s paycheque. Young Gun Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma placed second for ₹84,650.

Rishab Malik
Rishab Malik

 

Starting at 8 PM, the BSS#5 MegaStack logged in 191 entries, overlaying ₹22,500. Deep ‘ChristopherCoke’ Patel navigated his way to the top for ₹1.21 Lakhs, with ‘rajukumar9595’ placing runner-up for ₹84,650.

Deep Patel
Deep Patel

 

PokerBaazi`s micro-stakes series, the PBBS closed out its latest edition on Sunday. The ₹2 Lakhs GTD PBBS#34 Main Event accumulated a 968-player field to post a guarantee-crushing ₹2.90 Lakhs prize pool. ‘santu344’ became the new PBBS Main Event champion and banked ₹49,978 for the win. Ajhar ‘ajharhashmi’ Hashmi finished runner-up for ₹35,022.

 

Adda52

Even with no Full House Finale running, Adda52 managed to hand out almost ₹70 Lakhs in MTT guarantees on Sunday. The biggest draw of the day was the ₹30 Lakhs GTD Mega Suits. The event filled in a marginal ₹35,000 in overlays after 593 entrants ponied up the ₹5,500 entry-buy-in. The 7:30 PM tourney ended at 4:32 AM, with Shashank ‘felter’ Jain walking away with the title and the ₹7.05 Lakhs up-top cash prize. Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra finished runner-up for ₹4.11 Lakhs.

Shashank Jain
Shashank Jain

 

This was Jain’s first flagship title of the year and the former AOPS Super High Roller champion needs less than ₹3 Lakhs to hit the ₹3 Crore-marker in recorded online winnings.

The ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions pulled in 244 entrants to experience an overlay shortfall of ₹60,000. After almost eight hours of action, the former Full House runner-up finisher Kanav ‘alibaba_kings’ Parwal, navigated his way to the top to win ₹6.86 Lakhs! MTT pro Akshay ‘vibaks’ Nasa placed runner-up for ₹4 Lakhs. With this score, Parwal has crossed ₹2 Crores in lifetime online winnings.

Kanav Parwal
Kanav Parwal

 

Taking down the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showdown was Aditya ‘eatingseeds’ Degala, who netted ₹2 Lakhs and the title after besting seasoned pro Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria (runner-up for ₹1.47 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

Aditya Degala
Aditya Degala

 

The ₹4.5 Lakhs GTD Hurricane found a champion in Aayush ‘Aayush55’ Kawar, who earned a payday of ₹1.05 Lakhs. Rahul ‘qwerty3293’ Singhroha placed runner-up for 81,608.

Aayush Kawar
Aayush Kawar

 

The other Sunday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Poker_Basilisk₹58,412Big Bubble Rush ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
santu344₹49,978PBBS#34 Main Event ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
matpoker₹49,740BSS#6 After Party ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
StanlyeT94₹46,000Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTDKhelo365
duryodhan22₹28,622Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Abhithekidkarpo₹21,848Sunday Warm-up ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
adi2244₹17,811Sunday Supersonic ₹75K GTDPokerStars India
nishantdreams₹17,000Dominator ₹50K GTDKhelo365
pablo227799₹14,745Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
RyadAli₹12,900Rivered PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
zravsya₹8,000Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365
nishaarya₹6,250Depositors Freeroll ₹25K GTDPokerDangal

NOTE: On account of Holi, we will not be publishing the detailed Sunday report today.

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