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Wilson Yomso Becomes the 18th MoneyMaker Champion; Wins PokerBaazi`s #BB5 MoneyMaker For ₹17.45 Lakhs

Wilson Yomso Becomes the 18th MoneyMaker Champion
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis April 25, 2022
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The Sunday flagships made for an eventful day for online MTT players, and PokerBaazi’s BB#5 MoneyMaker stole the spotlight. It turned out to be a terrific day for PokerGuru Staking, with two team members (incidentally both part of the PSL – Season 4 champions Kolkata Kings) bagging titles – and their mentor Aditya Agarwal!

Headlining the list was winners was Wilson Yomso, who became the 18th MoneyMaker winner on PokerBaazi, and took home a glorious ₹17.45 Lakhs payday. Karan Mehta finished runner-up for ₹12.22 Lakhs.

India’s poker pioneer, Aditya Agarwal, made a stunning comeback to the virtual felts by taking down Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹7.91 Lakhs. Armaan Kochhar finished runner-up for ₹5.32 Lakhs.

The #2 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Arsh Grover, took down the Adda52 Millions for the second time for ₹7.40 Lakhs, becoming the second player after Young Gun Anuj Yadav to cross ₹1.50 Crores in annual winnings.

Aditya Agarwal’s mentees, PokerGuru Ambassadors Ashish Ahuja and Arjanveer Singh Chadha battled it out for PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack title. Ahuja claimed the title and top prize of ₹5.29 Lakhs, while his good friend and flatmate Chadha walked away with ₹3.71 Lakhs in second place.

‘ps pro vegas’ (anonymity requested) won PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) for a personal-best ₹2.81 Lakhs, while Abhishek Garg shipped the Sunday Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹2.60 Lakhs.

Ram Kakkar defended his Nano Main Event title on Adda52, bagging ₹2.81 Lakhs up top, following a four-way deal with Akshay Asawa (2nd for ₹2.74 Lakhs), Sanjay Kumar (3rd for ₹2.73 Lakhs), and ‘piyush0657’ (4th for ₹2.51 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan, Young Gun Karan Radia, Kunal Sharma, Tanmay Benara, Gopal Bajaj, Rudramani Pokhrel, Atishay Samuel, Jyoti Pandey, Manish Jangid, Swapnil Patil, and Md Nazim were the other Sunday winners.

Here are the Sunday highlights!

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PokerBaazi

BB#5 MoneyMaker – 1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 625

Re-entries – 401

Prize Pool – 1,03,00,000

Places Paid – 126

It’s been a while since we have talked about one of the more stylish players on the domestic poker circuit. When one thinks of Wilson ‘kalingkaling’ Yomso, his colorful hairdos always come to mind first, but that does not take away from the fact that he is a fierce competitor on the felts. Proving his mettle once again, Yomso clinched PokerBaazi’s 1 Crore GTD BB#5 MoneyMaker for 17.45 Lakhs (his second-best career finish), becoming the 18th MoneyMaker. Karan ‘karan2507’ Mehta finished runner-up for 12.22 Lakhs.

Wilson Yomso took home 17.48 Lakhs in Sunday winnings, as he also cashed in Spartan Poker’s Money Heist (38th for 3,555). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ~41 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

The 11,000 buy-in tourney locked in 1,026 entries, posting a guarantee-crushing 1.03 Crores prize pool. The top 126 places got paid.

Wilson Yomso
Wilson Yomso

 

Final Table Results

  1. Wilson ‘kalingkaling’ Yomso – 17,45,226
  2. Karan ‘karan2507’ Mehta – 12,22,992
  3. Nitesh ‘batmanpok’ Katiyar – 7,93,098
  4. Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal – 5,85,846
  5. Pranay ‘5pranay’ Chaudhry – 4,37,076
  6. Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi – 3,53,970
  7. Amar ‘kidpoker0109’ Mehta – 2,93,436
  8. tiltplay – 2,33,928

 

BSS SuperStack – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 260

Re-Entries – 295

Prize Pool – 27,75,000

Places Paid – 63

The MTT crowd came in droves to play the Sunday flagships on PokerBaazi! And like the #BB5 MoneyMaker, the site`s 20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack clocked in a guarantee-crushing field with 555 hopefuls filling in 27.75 Lakhs in the prize pool (almost 40% more than the listed guarantee).

After eight hours and 19 minutes of play, the #3 ranked player of the year, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja, won the Sunday flagship for the fourth time, netting 5.29 Lakhs. His flatmate & fellow stablemate Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha settled for a runner-up payday worth 3.71 Lakhs.

Ashish Ahuja also posted a deep run in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (30th for 22,127), collectively adding 5.52 Lakhs. It turned out to be an excellent weekend for the Chandigarh-based pro as his team Kolkata Kings lifted the PSL Season 4 trophy just a day before. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 10.95 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 4.33 Crores | Annual Winnings: 1.36 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #10 | Ranked #3 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

JaiKiran ‘testify’ Kumar crossed the money line in three Sunday marquees (including two FT scores), collectively earning 1.68 Lakhs. His ITM finishes include:

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 1.32 Lakhs

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for 29,736

> 35th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SPRINT for 5,704

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – 5,29,468
  2. Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha – 3,71,145
  3. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – 2,38,710
  4. Kumar ’23offsuits’ Vatsal – 1,76,580
  5. JaiKiran ‘testify’ Kumar – 1,32,435
  6. happyfish – 1,06,275
  7. Akshay ‘freddiemercury’ Gupta – 88,563
  8. Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani – 70,578

 

(7-Max) BSS SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 239

Re-Entries – 221

Prize Pool – 9,20,000

Places Paid – 54

The 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) BSS SPRINT logged in 460 entries, collecting a 9.20 Lakhs prize pool (1.8X times its listed guarantee). Kunal ‘Maharaj3’ Sharma outlasted them all to collect this third title this month (his sixth this year) and 1.85 Lakhs in prize money. Last night`s 2 Lakhs GTD BSS winner Atishay ‘nutscracker’ Samuel pocketed 1.30 Lakhs in second place.

Kunal Sharma FT-ed two more events, filling in 2.94 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS SPRINT for 1.85 Lakhs

> 5th in Adda52’s Nano Highroller for 79,913

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS for 29,212

Kunal Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.69 Crores | Annual Winnings: 17.31 Lakhs |Titles Won in 2022: #6

The two-time Sunday Special PKO champion Atishay Samuel made quite the splash yesterday, posting four ITM finishes for a collective 2.60 Lakhs. His Sunday finishes include:

Atishay Samuel
Atishay Samuel

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS SPRINT for 1.30 Lakhs

> 1st PokerBaazi’s 2L GTD BSS for 64,724

> 4th PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for 49,518

> 14th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Sundowner for 12,416

Atishay Samuel’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.91 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 58.56 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: 52.23 Lakhs |Titles Won in 2022: #9

Kunal Sharma
Kunal Sharma

 

Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘Maharaj3’ Sharma – 1,84,920
  2. Atishay ‘nutscracker’ Samuel – 1,29,628
  3. Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja – 83,352
  4. Luckbad – 61,640
  5. Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta – 46,276
  6. Akhilesh ‘Ikka5’ Chauhan – 37,076
  7. amitjangid28 – 30,912

 

BSS MonsterStack 6-Max – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,750

Entries – 129

Re-Entries – 123

Prize Pool – 6,30,000

Places Paid – 27

The PokerBaazi reg Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara decimated the 252-entry field in the 5 Lakhs GTD BSS MonsterStack (6-Max) and lifted the title for 1.36 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with the user ‘RICHIERICH2365’ (2nd for 1.16 Lakhs).

Tanmay Benara crossed the money line in four events yesterday, pocketing 1.93 Lakhs altogether. His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack 6-Max for 1.36 Lakhs

> 29th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for 32,912

> 9th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Sundowner for 18,583

> 92nd in Adda52’s Nano Main Event for 5,789

Tanmay Benara’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 65.02 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: 70.53 Lakhs |Titles Won in 2022: #11

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara

 

Final Table Results

  1. Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara – 1,36,166*
  2. RICHIERICH2365 – 1,16,086*
  3. Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain – 66,906
  4. Atishay ‘nutscracker’ Samuel – 49,518
  5. Anmolraj ‘PINCIOTTI’ Singh Chawla – 37,170
  6. JaiKiran ‘testify’ Kumar – 29,736

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Atishay ‘nutscracker’ Samuel (Won BSS 2 Lakhs GTD for 64,724), ‘Subhash01’ (Won BSS Night SPRINT 1.5 Lakhs GTD for 48,195), Jyoti ‘akqj1717’ Pandey (Won BSS Kickoff 1 Lakh GTD for 37,998), ‘Gotu111’ (Won BSS Afternoon SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for 33,226), ‘ManiakGod’ (Won 5-Max Daily 50K GTD for 14,220), and ‘spvp23’ (Won PLO Daily 40K GTD for 11,063) won the other Sunday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

Spartan Poker

Sunday Superstack (50K LBD) – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 189

Re-entries – 65

Rebuys – 120

Prize Pool – 37,40,000

Places Paid – 31

India`s poker pioneer Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal made a rare Sunday appearance after “missing in action” for the last few months! And the poker superstar announced his comeback in style by taking down Spartan Poker`s 25 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack for a handsome 7.91 Lakhs. His stellar performance pushed his tracked online winnings north of the 4 Crores mark.

Aditya Agarwal also topped the Daily Feature Leaderboard for an additional 25K in bonus money.

Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (2nd for 5.32 Lakhs) and Manav ‘Gehe15’ Gehe (3rd for 3.75 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.

Aditya Agarwal
Aditya Agarwal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal – 7,91,010
  2. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – 5,32,576
  3. Manav ‘Gehe15’ Gehe – 3,75,496
  4. bluechipp – 3,04,436
  5. Unnikrishnan ‘swimminwdafishies’ Nair – 2,40,856
  6. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – 1,82,886
  7. FadeOrHoldz – 1,33,518
  8. Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita – 97,614

 

Sunday Sundowner (50K LBD) – 6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,300

Entries – 150

Re-entries – 24

Rebuys – 93

Prize Pool – 8,01,000

Places Paid – 23

Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia won back-to-back titles over the weekend. He won PokerStars India’s Eliminator on Saturday, and extended his winning run by topping the 267-entry field in Spartan Poker’s 6 Lakhs GTD Sunday Sundowner last night for 1.86 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh pocketed 1.26 Lakhs in second place, adding another six figure score to the team`s Sunday tally.

Karan Radia
Karan Radia

 

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – 1,86,233
  2. Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh – 1,26,158
  3. Money Plant – 84,105
  4. Ben K Rolle – 68,886
  5. Manav ‘Gehe15’ Gehe – 55,269
  6. Amit ‘deshominisation’ Kaushik – 42,854
  7. Yogic210813 – 31,720
  8. Deepak ‘Edge’ Lamba – 23,309

 

Money Heist (50K LBD) – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,200

Entries – 254

Re-entries – 83

Rebuys – 168

Prize Pool – 5,55,500

Places Paid – 47

The 22-year-old Gopal ‘TheRealG’ Bajaj has been crushing the mid-stakes MTTs on Spartan Poker, and the upcoming poker star took down the 5 Lakhs GTD Money Heist for 88,794 yesterday, picking up his 16th title of the year. The user ‘D@K$H’ pocketed 88,244 in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

The four-time Sundowner champion collected 1.09 Lakhs in Sunday winnings on the back of four deep runs. His online stats (Spartan Poker & PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.69 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 44.13 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #16

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj

 

Final Table Results

  1. Gopal ‘TheRealG’ Bajaj – 88,794*
  2. D@K$H – 88,244*
  3. Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay – 51,550
  4. tiggaster – 41,718
  5. Drunken Monk – 32,886
  6. rahulsuneja – 25,109
  7. Sathyandev ‘yoda23’ Yadav – 18,443
  8. failor – 13,554

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Rudramani ‘rud1478’ Pokhrel (Won Sunday Monster Stack 2 Lakhs GTD for 60,170), ‘Kalaimani4004’ (Won Reloaded 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 34,556), ‘Pogback’ (Won Epic – Boost 60K GTD for 16,500), and ‘Pablit0’ (Won Striker 18K GTD for 4,599) shipped the other Sunday marquees on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerStars India

Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 153

Re-entries – 131

Regular Prize Pool – 7,90,000

Bounty Prize Pool – 7,10,000

Total Prize Pool – 15,00,000

Places Paid – 31

‘ps pro vegas’ (anonymity requested) came out trumps in PokerStars India`s 15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund), netting a personal-best 2.81 Lakhs for the win. Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria collected 1.97 Lakhs in second place.

The 5,500 buy-in event clocked in 284 entries, and the top 31 places benefitted from the 80,000 in overlay value added by the site.

As part of its On-time Rake Refund promotion, the site refunded the 500 in rake to all the players who registered for the event before its 5 PM start time.

Himanshu Kataria
Himanshu Kataria

 

Final Table Results

  1. ps pro vegas – 2,81,358
  2. Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria – 1,97,842
  3. IMR444 – 1,07,735
  4. Ayush ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ Garg – 83,649
  5. Ashutosh ‘Msnugget’ Balodhi – 68,915
  6. Avijit ‘SwangoRay’ Jaiswal – 41,285
  7. Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora – 59,689
  8. Dayanand ‘dayanandprass’ Prass – 30,672
  9. Abhishek ‘TheGrinder333’ Garg – 35,083

 

Sunday Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 67

Re-entries – 46

Prize Pool – 11,30,000

Places Paid – 13

Riding high on form, Abhishek ‘TheGrinder333’ Garg won the 10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 2.60 Lakhs, picking up his second flagship title in the last three days. In the heads-up play, he defeated PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj (2nd for 1.99 Lakhs).

The cash game reg, Garg, made another four ITM finishes, making away with over 3.63 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India`s Sunday Highroller for 2,60,391

> 19th in Spartan Poker`s Sunday Superstack for 44,132

> 9th in PokerStars India`s Sunday Special for 35,083

> 18th in Adda52’s Nano Highroller for 11,265

> 47th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 11,990

Abhishek Garg`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.21 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 82.16 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Like the Sunday Special, the site refunded the 1,000 charged in rake of all players who had entered the 8 PM flagship before it started.

Abhishek Garg
Abhishek Garg

 

Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘TheGrinder333’ Garg – 2,60,391
  2. Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj – 1,99,987
  3. Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal – 1,53,595
  4. Amit ‘the_ziro’ J – 1,17,965
  5. Saurabh ‘saurabh21’ Rohila – 90,600
  6. Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha – 69,583
  7. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – 53,441
  8. sarine29 – 41,044
  9. Kunal ‘kunnotaguero’ Yadav – 31,523

 

Manish ‘Manish Jangid’ Jangid went on a rampage on PokerStars India last night and ended up shipping two tournaments for a collective 33,940 in prize money.

> 1st in 40K GTD Total KO 100% for 16,100

> 1st in 50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for 17,840

‘IamD1992’ (Won Big Bubble Rush 1 Lakh GTD for 36,158), ‘Xx_dadbod_xX’ (Won Sunday Storm 1.25 Lakhs GTD for 24,528), Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil (Won Ultrasonic 1 Lakh GTD for 20,895), and ‘Prat920830’ (Won Deepstack 50K GTD for 14,481) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Nano Main Event Finale – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 1,045

Re-entries – 494

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000