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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!
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.
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 Maisel’ Sharma (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.
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’ sh
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The other Sunday winners were:
|Player||Prize Amount||Event||Poker Site|
|Poker_Basilisk||₹58,412||Big Bubble Rush ₹3 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|santu344||₹49,978||PBBS#34 Main Event ₹2 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|matpoker||₹49,740||BSS#6 After Party ₹2 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|StanlyeT94||₹46,000||Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTD||Khelo365|
|duryodhan22||₹28,622||Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|Abhithekidkarpo||₹21,848||Sunday Warm-up ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerStars India|
|adi2244||₹17,811||Sunday Supersonic ₹75K GTD||PokerStars India|
|nishantdreams||₹17,000||Dominator ₹50K GTD||Khelo365|
|pablo227799||₹14,745||Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|RyadAli||₹12,900||Rivered PLO ₹30K GTD||Khelo365|
|zravsya||₹8,000||Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTD||Khelo365|
|nishaarya||₹6,250||Depositors Freeroll ₹25K GTD||PokerDangal|
NOTE: On account of Holi, we will not be publishing the detailed Sunday report today.