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Daily Majors: Harshad Barve, Sandeep Tulsyan, Gaurav Bhandari & Aman Parakh Dominate the Tuesday Flagships

After a lackluster Monday, there was a noticeable uptick in action yesterday. With PokerBaazi Classics slated to hit the ground running on Sunday and Spartan Poker’s Freedom Celebration Series starting on August 4, this downtime will be invaluable for regs and newbies alike before the busy season begins all over again!

Spartan Poker’s primetime tournaments dominated the action, with the winners of the Mega Stack and Tuesday High Roller dishing out the most massive cash prizes.

Harshad Barve banked the day’s single biggest score after winning Spartan Poker`s Tuesday High Roller for ₹4.62 Lakhs and posted another deep run in Adda52’s The Mint (23rd for ₹10,631), rounding up ₹4.73 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings.

The former WPT India Superstack champion Sandeep Tulsyan made a grand return to the winner`s circle after shipping the day`s biggest-guaranteed tournament, Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack, for ₹4.11 Lakhs.

Gaurav Bhandari ended an almost 14-month-long title drought after taking down PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹3.20 Lakhs. He cumulatively added ₹3.28 Lakhs across his Tuesday run.

One of the most consistent winners on our tracked database, Rising Star Aman Parakh, finished runner-up in The Endeavour for ₹2.24 Lakhs and cashed another six events for ₹3.12 Lakhs altogether.

Saturday`s Blockbuster winner Amit J championed PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR title for the second time last night, taking home ₹2.28 Lakhs. He cumulatively added ₹2.42 Lakhs. Dhinesh Kumar came second for ₹1.66 Lakhs and filled in ₹2.15 Lakhs altogether on the back of three deep runs.

Pawan Kumar was the last player standing in MPL Poker’s Tuesday Slam and won his maiden title on the site and ₹96,000 in prize money after besting Manish Barman (2nd for ₹65,000) heads-up.

Ashish Nailwal, PokerGuru Ambassador Debneil Mukherjee, Nitin Tomar, Animesh Thakur, Himanshu Arora, Fayaz Ahmad Akhoon, Mukesh Surana, Navneesha P, and Uttam Gope won the other Tuesday marquees.

Here are the Tuesday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Mega Stack – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 239

Re-entries – 101

Rebuys – 187

Prize Pool – ₹21,08,000

Places Paid – 47

The 2017 WPT India Superstack champion Sandeep ‘SandeepTulsyan’ Tulsyan made a grand return to the winner’s circle last night after shipping the day’s biggest guaranteed tournament, Spartan Poker’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack, for ₹4.11 Lakhs. ‘oreo123’ finished runner-up for ₹2.61 Lakhs.

Sandeep Tulsyan
Sandeep Tulsyan

 

Sandeep Tulsyan’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹56.42 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹19.43 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Kumar Chaurasia made away with ₹81,183 in Tuesday winnings on the back of two ITM finishes, which include:

> 8th in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹51,435

> 18th in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller for ₹29,748

Final Table Results

  1. Sandeep ‘SandeepTulsyan’ Tulsyan – ₹4,10,849
  2. oreo123 – ₹2,60,970
  3. Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha – ₹1,95,622
  4. Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya – ₹1,58,311
  5. Vinay ‘keechad’ Verma – ₹1,24,794
  6. Rohit ‘fishbait’ Barve – ₹95,282
  7. Ashumi ‘ThePhoenix’ Parekh – ₹69,986
  8. Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Kumar Chaurasia – ₹51,435

 

Tuesday High Roller (6-Max) – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 106

Re-entries – 37

Rebuys – 79

Prize Pool – ₹22,20,000

Places Paid – 20

Circuit regular Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve scored the long-overdue breakthrough in Spartan Poker’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Tuesday High Roller, taking down the flagship for ₹4.62 Lakhs – his first title victory in over three months! He struck a heads-up deal with ‘thereisnospoon’ (2nd for ₹4.32 Lakhs).

Harshad Barve
Harshad Barve

 

The IOPC July 2021 Blaze of Glory champion, Barve, made another deep run in Adda52’s The Mint (23rd for ₹10,631), emerging as Tuesday’s top scorer with almost ₹4.73 Lakhs in the bank. His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.61 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ~₹28.50 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

One of the leaderboard toppers, Anurag ‘CultOfPersonality’ Srivastava, raked in ₹2.43 Lakhs through two ITM finishes, which include:

Anurag Srivastava
Anurag Srivastava

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller for ₹2,38,650

> 28th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹4,066

Anurag Srivastava’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.44 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.66 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #19 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.86 Crores | Ranked #13 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha locked in ₹2.84 Lakhs on the back of four deep runs, which include:

Chirag Sodha
Chirag Sodha

 

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller for ₹1,97,136

> 4th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹69,467

> 24th in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹12,899

> 26th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹4,664

Chirag Sodha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.45 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.27 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.48 Crores | Ranked #26 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Rahul ‘BubbleDropMusic’ Kumar (7th for ₹93,018), Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani (9th for ₹53,280), Mohit ‘OfcourseOfcourse’ Savargaonkar (10th for ₹44,400), Deepesh ‘prince1993’ Raka (11th for ₹44,400), Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma (12th for ₹38,850), Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar (14th for ₹35,520), Varad ‘Despar4do’ Patil (16th for ₹32,634), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (17th for ₹32,634), Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Kumar Chaurasia (18th for ₹29,748), Rohit ‘soulcrusher’ Mittal (19th for 29,748), and Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (20th for 29,748) were other notables who cashed the Tuesday High Roller.

Final Table Results

  1. Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve – ₹4,62,171*
  2. thereisnospoon – ₹4,32,489*
  3. Anurag ‘CultOfPersonality’ Srivastava – ₹2,38,650
  4. Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha – ₹1,97,136
  5. Amit ‘Immortal Killer’ Sur – ₹1,58,286
  6. bluechipp – ₹1,24,098

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Tuesday PN – ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 163

Re-entries – 51

Rebuys – 99

Prize Pool – ₹4,69,500

Places Paid – 31

Spartan Poker’s ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD Tuesday PN registered a 313-player starting field (including re-entries and rebuys), posting a ₹4.70 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘Gungun224’ outlasted them all, claiming their first title on the site and a top prize of ₹86,891. ‘mafia666’ collected ₹79,266 in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Gungun224’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹5.53 Lakhs | Title Wins: #1 | Final Table Finishes: #6

Karan ‘Engineerlonda’ Malhotra locked in ₹74,340 in Tuesday winnings on the back of two ITM runs and bounties. His Tuesday finishes include:

Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra

 

> 8th in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹42,679

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday PN for ₹30,236

Karan Malhotra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.61 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹51.35 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #18 | Annual Winnings: ₹64.11 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Gungun224 – ₹86,891*
  2. mafia666 – ₹79,266*
  3. Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee – ₹47,138
  4. Dadwontagree – ₹38,217
  5. Karan ‘Engineerlonda’ Malhotra – ₹30,236
  6. Tarzanakh – ₹22,959
  7. Akshay ‘Eagle mentality’ Thakur – ₹17,761
  8. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – ₹12,254

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Nitin ‘Ladone’ Tomar (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for 55,286), ‘CyberPaapi’ (Won 1.75 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for 51,894), ‘BlindMan’sBluff’ (Won 1.75 Lakhs GTD PN Night Rider for 36,199), ‘BAYMYTH’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD PN Ultimate 6 Card PLO for 25,325), ‘sanzoo’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for 21,203), ‘sleepy’ (Won The Centurion 50K GTD for 10,025) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

MPL Poker

Tuesday Slam – 4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,999

Entries – 108

Re-entries – 63

Prize Pool – 4,00,000

Places Paid – 30

Pawan ‘love4371550’ Kumar outmaneuvered the 171-player field in MPL Poker`s 4 Lakhs GTD Tuesday Slam yesterday, winning his maiden title on the site and a personal-best ₹96,000. Manish ‘any1willdo’ Barman took home 65,000 for his second-place finish.

Pawan Kumar had at least nine FT finishes on the site before last night`s win.

Final Table Results

  1. Pawan ‘love4371550’ Kumar – 96,000
  2. Manish ‘any1willdo’ Barman – 65,000
  3. Avinash ‘avinash587’ Saraf – 42,000
  4. ichayan_ – 34,000
  5. secret_guardian – 23,800
  6. berlin0085 – 16,400
  7. parimalpatra – 12,400
  8. Sunny ‘fossilman’ Kumar – 10,400

 

PokerBaazi

The Endeavour – 12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,850

Entries – 245

Re-entries – 210

Prize Pool – 15,92,500

Places Paid – 54

The IOPC July 2022 – Legends finalist Gaurav ‘Zillastar’ Bhandari ended a prolonged fourteen-month-long title drought with a thumping victory in PokerBaazi`s Tuesday headliner, 12 Lakhs GTD The Endeavour, for 3.20 Lakhs. Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh came second for 2.24 Lakhs.

Runner-up Gaurav Bhandari
Gaurav Bhandari

 

Gaurav Bhandari made another deep run in Adda52’s The Mint (36th for 7,796), netting 3.28 Lakhs altogether. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.87 Crores | Annual Winnings: 61.31 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

The APT Online India January 2022 Mini Main Event champion, Aman Parakh, crossed the money line in seven events (including two runner-up finishes and another FT finish), cumulatively worth 3.12 Lakhs. The Tuesday run has pushed him past 1.50 Crores in annual earnings.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for 2,24,383

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s Hyper Sprint for 34,860

> 4th in Adda52’s Voyager for 22,950

> 31st in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for 12,259

> 15th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 9,448

> 20th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for 5,920

> 53rd in PokerBaazi’s Holdem BOOST for 1,980

Aman Parakh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.04 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.84 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #21 | Annual Winnings: 1.52 Crores |Moves to #21 in the Annual Leaderboard Rankings (Total Cashes)

Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘Zillastar’ Bhandari – 3,20,093
  2. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – 2,24,383
  3. Rohit ‘Kudos0505’ Behal – 1,44,281
  4. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – 1,06,698
  5. Rahul ‘YOUAGAIN’ Pruthi – 80,103
  6. Unnikrishnan ‘TigerGemini1974’ Nair – 64,178
  7. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – 53,508
  8. Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra – 42,679

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 290

Re-entries – 253

Prize Pool – 8,14,500

Places Paid – 63

Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal has had a breakout month, and he kept the heater going by obliterating a guarantee-crushing field in PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT to win 1.58 Lakhs. Avneesh ‘iamam’ Munjal collected 1.11 Lakhs in second place.

Ashish Nailwal
Ashish Nailwal

 

APT Online India July 2022 PLO Highroller champion, Ashish Nailwal, fired up another FT run in the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT (4th for 15,552), collectively adding 1.74 Lakhs across his Tuesday run.

Ashish Nailwal’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.81 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 49.72 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #8 | Monthly Winnings: 26.79 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal – 1,58,257
  2. Avneesh ‘iamam’ Munjal – 1,10,935
  3. nitinmakkar – 71,350
  4. Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah – 52,780
  5. Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor – 39,585
  6. upswing4eva – 31,766
  7. piyushv – 26,471

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 161

Re-entries – 138

Prize Pool – 5,98,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi’s 7:30 PM marquee, 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT, registered 299 entries, generating a prize pool worth 5.98 Lakhs. After almost six hours of play, the recent PokerGuru Staking inductee, Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee, was the last player standing and won 1.32 Lakhs. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni came second for 92,690.

Aditya Kulkarni
Aditya Kulkarni

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Debneil Mukherjee belted out another five deep runs, cumulatively adding 2.09 Lakhs. His Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for 1,32,098

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday PN for 47,138

> 17th in Adda52’s The Mint for 14,175

> 47th in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for 7,326

> 27th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 4,910

> 17th in Adda52’s Voyager for 3,375

Debneil Mukherjee’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.59 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 28.75 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #11

Final Table Results

  1. Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee – 1,32,098
  2. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni – 92,690
  3. Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara – 59,621
  4. Kunal ‘imcursed’ Shalin – 44,132
  5. Guddu ‘gudduhero20’ Chaudhary – 33,129
  6. tjghai – 26,491
  7. Atishay ‘nutscracker’ Samuel – 22,006

 

’emo919′ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Boost for 74,120), Animesh ‘animeshth20’ Thakur (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Hyper Sprint for 49,740), Himanshu ‘pokerbrat7’ Arora (Won 3 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST for 47,730), ‘tjghai’ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for 47,352), Fayaz ‘Jorach’ Ahmad Akhoon (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for 43,937), ‘mazearke’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Daily Morning SPRINT for 32,383), Mukesh ‘Guruuu’ Surana (Won 1 Lakh GTD SPRINT 1 AM 30,466), ‘iamsid2904’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for 25,621), ‘sidan2701’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD PLO5 BOOST for 25,234), ‘Bolt109’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Evening SPRINT for 22,216), Uttam ‘brokenpocker’ Gope (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for 12,650) and ‘slytherin18’ (Won 50K GTD 5-Max Daily for 6,100) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Bounty Builder HR (On-time Rake Refund) ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 72

Re-entries – 59

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 15

Last week`s Blockbuster champion Amit ‘the_ziro’ J won PokerStars India`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Bounty Builder HR for the second time last night. He fired three bullets in the Tuesday High Roller before overcoming the 131-entry field to collect ₹2.28 Lakhs (₹1.26 Lakhs in bounties). Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar secured a runner-up payday of ₹1.66 Lakhs (₹64,695 in bounties).

Amit J
Amit J

 

The IOPC June 2022 – The Crown fifth-place finisher, Amit J, made another ITM finish in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour, collectively adding ₹2.42 Lakhs.

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹2,27,529

> 49th in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹7,326

His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.41 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹13.80 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

The Bounty Builder HR runner-up finisher Dhinesh Kumar filled in ₹2.15 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings on the back of three deep runs.

Dhinesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar

 

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹1,66,279

> 14th in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller for ₹35,520

> 38th in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹8,600

Dhinesh Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.75 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.75 Crores |Titles Won in 2022: 4

The ₹7,700 buy-in tourney filled in an overlay shortfall of ₹83,000, and the top 15 places earned a payday. Everyone registered in the event before the first hand was dealt got the ₹700 in rake on their initial buy-in refunded.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Amit ‘the_ziro’ J – ₹2,27,529
  2. Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar – ₹1,66,279
  3. Pranay ‘aankhdikhatahai’ Chawla – ₹95,673
  4. Chirag ‘WhyworrY_56’ Sodha – ₹69,467
  5. tabahi2k18 – ₹50,270
  6. Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik – ₹46,225
  7. Ravi ‘rkcravi’ Kumar – ₹33,261
  8. Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares – ₹25,812
  9. Gurpal ‘twizelll’ Singh – ₹25,980

 

‘xzqtr1’ (Won ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini for ₹48,498), ‘MeraDeshMahaan’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for ₹24,161), ‘anuj1202’ (Won ₹50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for ₹15,536), ‘JITENDRA PANCHA’ (Won ₹50K GTD Deepstack for ₹11,739), and ‘sarthakssinghal’ (Won ₹50K GTD Primetime Grind for ₹10,959) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

The Mint ₹14 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 206

Re-entries – 199

Prize Pool – ₹14,17,500

Places Paid – 43

Awanabsa’ boosted their MTT winnings on Adda52 by ₹13.33 Lakhs yesterday after outplaying the 405-player field in the Tuesday headliner, The Mint, to collect a site-best ₹3.52 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Niruha’ Raj, chasing his first title in over three months, had to settle for a runner-up payday worth ₹2.13 Lakhs.

Gokul Raj
Gokul Raj

 

Gokul Raj`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.29 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.14 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Final Table Results

  1. Awanabsa – ₹3,51,540
  2. Gokul ‘Niruha’ Raj – ₹2,12,625
  3. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹1,48,838
  4. s4pp4s – ₹1,13,400
  5. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹73,710
  6. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’Ghosh – ₹49,613
  7. VishuChi – ₹38,981
  8. anna0906 – ₹31,894

 

Voyager – ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 160

Re-entries – 110

Prize Pool – ₹2,70,000

Places Paid – 27

‘allinbluff’ bested the 270 player-field in Adda52`s ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Voyager, winning the 9:30 PM Tuesday marquee for ₹70,200. The three-time Sundowner champion Kunal’ Kunotaguero’ Yadav settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹41,850.

Kunal Yadav
Kunal Yadav

 

allinbluff’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: ₹4.06 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹2.11 Lakhs | Titles Won: #3

Kunal Yadav made away with ₹58,774 in Tuesday winnings across four ITM finishes, which include:

> 2nd in Adda52’s Voyager for ₹41,850

> 11th in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday PN for ₹8,592

> 10th in PokerBaazi’s Holdem BOOST for ₹5,520

> 18th in Spartan Poker’s Sundowner for ₹2,812

Kunal Yadav’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.02 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹26.63 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #19

Final Table Results

  1. allinbluff – ₹70,200
  2. Kunal ‘Kunotaguero’ Yadav – ₹41,850
  3. noc1296 – ₹31,455
  4. Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh – ₹22,950
  5. Rohan’ rswim’ Sathe – ₹15,525
  6. tarunalcon – ₹11,475
  7. Naresh’ nareshnow’ Kumar – ₹8,775
  8. bsb36 – ₹6,750

 

PokerDangal

Booster Tuesday – 1 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – 660

Entries – 95

Rebuys – 40

Prize Pool – 1,00,000

Places Paid – 23

Online reg Navneesha ‘np406’ P came out on top of the 135-player field in PokerDangal’s 1 Lakh GTD Booster Tuesday to win 21,000. ‘Papaerplane’ finished runner-up for 15,500.

Final Table Results

  1. Navneesha ‘np406’ P – 21,000
  2. Paperplane – 15,500
  3. Breathe – 11,750
  4. ULBY7042 – 9,000
  5. Elliots – 6,750
  6. Hacked – 5,000

 

Khelo365

Monday’s 10K GTD Sun Downer runner-up finisher, ‘Sogaya123’ went the distance in the Sun Downer last night to win 3,100. ‘CvS’ came second for 2,100.

 

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This Week in Poker: April 13 – 19

In the PokerGuru feature ‘This Week in Poker,’ we bring you the weekly roundup of the most significant online scores by Indian MTT players and the top stories from both the live and online poker circuit. Here are this week’s top stories!

We are midway through April, but the summer buzz seems to be missing from the virtual felts! This past week was especially uneventful as most of the MTT crowd was busy playing the Deltin Poker Tournament series in Goa. Sumit Lalchandani was the standout winner at the six-day series as he shipped the Main Event for a career-best ₹35.64 Lakhs. The other prominent winners included Aayush Arya, who won the Highroller for ₹36.63 Lakhs, and Avinash Koneru, who topped the Big Billions final table for ₹31.64 Lakhs.

Headlining an otherwise slow week of online MTTs was PokerBaazi’s #BB4 MoneyMaker which doled out the biggest payouts on Sunday. Sumit Advani from Dubai won the 1 flight ₹1 Crore GTD Sunday flagship to emerge as the 17th MoneyMaker champion and banked a personal-best ₹14.57 Lakhs to walk away with our “PokerGuru Star of the Week” title!

Advani chopped the MoneyMaker three-way with Aditya Kulkarni (2nd for ₹11.07 Lakhs) and Sumit Sapra (3rd for ₹11.46 Lakhs), who were the two other players to bank seven-figure scores this week.

Last week`s leaderboard topper, Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal, the #1 ranked player on the annual TLB standings, Rajneesh Thakur, PokerGuru Ambassadors Ratul Steves, Mithun Mahesh, and Ankit Wadhawan, along with Lavesh Meena, and Manish Lakhotia were the other notable scorers of the week.

With the DPT now in the books, the next live MTT series on the horizon is the IPC Megastacks that takes place at the Spartan LIVE poker room at Casino Vegas by Big Daddy in Jhapa, Nepal, from May 17 to 22. If you want to attend the series on a budget, then BLITZPOKER has just the thing for you. The site`s ‘Road to IPC Megastacks’ promises tickets worth over ₹70 Lakhs to the upcoming series through the Cash Fiesta (April 20 to May 10) and Online Satellites (April 15 to May 20).

Asia’s largest online poker room, Natural8, has flagged off another edition of its Omaholic Series! The eight-day series got underway on April 17 and is running a choc-a-bloc schedule of PLO tournaments until April 24, offering $3 Million in guaranteed prizes.

In a surprising turn of events, PokerBaazi LIVE – the live poker arm of PokerBaazi – ended its three-year-old association with Casino Majestic Pride abruptly on April 19. According to a statement by the PokerBaazi management, the decision was made due to space constraints at the venue.

In the international headlines, the ten-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey topped the Super High Roller Series Europe series leaderboard! Jake Schindler championed the Super High Roller Bowl Europe for $3.20 Million.

Meanwhile, Steve O’Dwyer won the Irish Poker Open Main Event for €318,700.

 

Online Railbird Report

Sumit Advani was the week`s top scorer, making him our “PokerGuru Star of the Week.” The poker player based in Dubai topped a 954-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹1 Crore GTD #BB4 MoneyMaker on Sunday! Along with the bragging rights of becoming the 17th MoneyMaker champion, Advani moped up a career-best ₹14.57 Lakhs for the win and added a collective ₹14.65 Lakhs throughout the week!

Sumit Advani
Sumit Advani

 

The #BB4 MoneyMaker witnessed a three-way deal, and Sumit Sapra clinched the second-biggest cut of the prize money, i.e., ₹11.46 Lakhs, in third place. The long-time MTT pro collectively added ₹12.40 Lakhs this past week.

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra

 

The #BB4 MoneyMaker runner-up finisher Aditya Kulkarni was the only other player to rake in a seven-figure score this week! He pocketed ₹11.07 Lakhs in the MoneyMaker and added ₹11.18 Lakhs overall through his weekly run in online MTTs.

Aditya Kulkarni
Aditya Kulkarni

 

Last week`s “PokerGuru Star of the Week,” Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal, kept his indomitable form going as he accumulated over ₹7.73 Lakhs to take the #4 spot in the weekly rankings. He added two flagship titles to his tally since our last weekly update, Adda52’s The Ballers ( for ₹5.18 Lakhs) and PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR (On-time Rake Refund) (for ₹2.55 Lakhs).

Ujjwal Narwal
Ujjwal Narwal

 

Rajneesh Thakur, PokerGuru Ambassadors Ratul Steves, Mithun Mahesh, and Ankit Wadhawan, along with Lavesh Meena and Manish Lakhotia, were the week`s other prominent winners.

Notable Winners of the Week

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Sumit Advani₹14.57 Lakhs#BB4 MoneyMaker 1 Crore GTDPokerBaazi
Gaurav Sood₹6.89 LakhsAdda52 Millions ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Ram Kakkar₹6.20 LakhsGodfather ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Mithun Mahesh₹5.25 LakhsSunday Superstack (₹50K LBD) ₹25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ujjwal Narwal₹5.20 LakhsThe Ballers ₹20 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
“Whale Machi”
₹4.49 LakhsThe Elite (₹50K LBD) ₹20 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
“freddiemercury”₹4.48 LakhsThe Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Siddharth Mundada₹4.04 LakhsBSS SuperStack 20 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Gurpal Singh₹3.90 LakhsMaverick ₹15 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Anirudh Reddy
₹3.60 LakhsThe Weekly HighRoller ₹12 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Shagun Jain₹3.50 LakhsTrending Thursday (₹50K LBD) ₹16 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Deepankur Gupta
₹3.50 LakhsThe Mint ₹14 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
Ashish Munot₹3.33 LakhsDestiny (₹50K LBD) ₹18 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Laksh Pal Singh
₹3.31 LakhsMega Stack (₹50K LBD) - Millionaire Bubble ₹17 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Lavesh Meena₹2.56 LakhsSunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Ujjwal Narwal₹2.55 LakhsBounty Builder HR (On-time Rake Refund) ₹10 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
Ram Kakkar₹2.38 LakhsThe Endeavour 12 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Mohit Mehta₹2.28 LakhsThe Pride 10 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Anish Arora₹2.21 LakhsThe Big Show ₹10 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
“Aneha”
₹2.11 LakhsReCharge (₹50K LBD) ₹10 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Areyann Gurbaxani
₹2 LakhsIron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
“nerdguy”₹1.93 LakhsSunday Showdown ₹10 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Gopal Bajaj₹1.92 LakhsSunday Sundowner (₹50K LBD) ₹8 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Gokul Raj₹1.70 LakhsHighroller (On-time Rake Refund) ₹9 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Debneil Mukherjee₹1.37 LakhsFTV Flamingo ₹5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
“Gehe15”₹1.35 LakhsFuturistic (₹50K LBD) ₹7 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Rajavelu Vijaykumar₹1.28 Lakhs(7-Max) BSS SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Tarush Gupta₹1.25 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Tanmay Benara
₹1.24 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Rajneesh Thakur₹1.24 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Shivam Shukla₹1.23 LakhsMonster Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Lavesh Meena
₹1.21 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
“mgehe”₹1.20 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
“rajvijay”
₹1.18 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
“Greenturtle18”₹1.11 LakhsLa Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
“texaskid2405”₹1.10 LakhsUppercut ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
“blackfly_crazy”₹1.05 LakhsNight on Stars ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Anurag Srivastava₹1.04 LakhsFriday Bounty ₹4 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
Samay Singh Modi₹1.04 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
“auderman”₹1.02 LakhsMoney Heist (₹50K LBD) ₹5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Shubham Tyagi₹1.01 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Atishay Samuel₹1 LakhBattle Royale [8-Max] ₹4 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
“Vengeance.jd”
₹96K(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
“CashMeIfYouCan”
₹94KThe Race (₹50K LBD) ₹5 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Gopal Bajaj₹81KWednesday Vibes (₹50K LBD) ₹3.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
“factory123”
₹78KVoyager ₹3 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
Tarush Gupta₹77KVoyager ₹3 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
“Severide”₹58KSundowner (₹50K LBD) ₹2.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker

 

PokerBaazi LIVE Ends Three-Year-Long Association With Casino Majestic Pride

Less than a month after the record-crushing Baazi Poker Tour series wrapped up came the surprising news of the PokerBaazi LIVE poker room ceasing operations onboard Casino Majestic Pride with immediate effect.

PokerBaazi made the announcement on April 19, citing space constraints at the venue as the reason for taking the decision.

PokerBaazi LIVE Ends 3-Year-Long Association With Casino Majestic Pride

Read the complete report here

 

BLITZPOKER’s ‘Road to IPC Megastacks’ Has IPC Tickets Worth Over ₹70 Lakhs Up For Grabs

With all eyes on the upcoming IPC Megastacks series, BLITZPOKER (and partner sites) have come out with the king of all promotions – ‘Road to IPC Megastacks!’

The site is guaranteeing IPC tickets worth over ₹70 Lakhs to both cash game players and the MTT regs through the Cash Fiesta (April 20 to May 10) and Online Satellites (April 15 to May 20), respectively!

Read the complete report here

 

Natural8’s $3 Million GTD Omaholic Series Runs From April 17–24

Natural8`s immensely popular Omaha festival, Omaholic Series, is back! The eight-day series runs from April 17 to 24, guaranteeing a whopping $3 Million in prize money.

N8 - Omaholic-Series - Cover

Read the complete report here

 

“Stickingsimba” Wins Natural8’s Bad Beat Jackpot Twice

Lightning struck twice for Natural8 player “Stickingsimba,” who bagged a combined $698.11 for hitting the site’s Bad Beat Jackpot, not once but an incredible two times! The best part is he did it while playing at stakes as low as $0.01/$0.02!

Natural8 Bad Beat Jackpot

Read the complete report here

 

Deltin Poker Tournament – April 2022

With the COVID-19 pandemic subsiding, the live MTT scene is reverting back to its former glory!

The second live domestic series after the pandemic, Deltin Poker Tournament, concluded its seven-day run at the Deltin Royale Casino in Panjim, Goa on April 20. The series included six DPT-branded events – a ₹15 Lakhs GTD Freeroll and the final table of the online-live hybrid ₹2 Crores GTD Big Billions!

The biggest attractions at the DPT were the ₹1.20 Crores GTD Main Event and the ₹65 Lakhs GTD Highroller.

The ₹35K buy-in Main Event logged in 602 entries across four starting flights, and the ₹1.89 Crores prize pool was distributed among the top 72 finishers. After three days of grueling action, Sumit Lalchandani was the last player standing and won his maiden DPT title and a career-best ₹35.64 Lakhs. Sandeep Gupta (2nd for ₹25.11 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (3rd for ₹16.14 Lakhs) secured podium finishes!

Sumit Lalchandani
Sumit Lalchandani

 

The second DPT headliner, ₹65K buy-in Highroller, saw Aayush Arya outlasting the 281-entry field to clinch his first DPT title and a personal-best ₹36.63 Lakhs. Paawan Bansal (2nd for ₹25.71 Lakhs) and Bhavesh Patel (3rd for ₹16.54 Lakhs) made podium finishers. The Highroller paid out 36 places from the ₹1.66 Crores prize pool.

Aayush Arya
Aayush Arya

 

The online-live hybrid ₹2 Crores GTD Big Billions had Avinash Koneru topping the competition for a massive ₹31.64 Lakhs payday. The upcoming player had won his way into the event through a ₹1,100 buy-in satellite and ended up topping the 1,936 entry-field. Bulusu Venkat Ram Narayana (2nd for ₹22.73 Lakhs) and Himanshu Arora (3rd for ₹16.34 Lakhs) banked the other top payouts.

Avinash Koneru
Avinash Koneru

 

Amit Kaushik (Won ₹15K Bounty for ₹5.57 Lakhs), Tushar Bharti (Won ₹15K PLO Bounty for 4.85 Lakhs), Vaibhav Shah (Won ₹11K Warm Up for ₹4.28 Lakhs), nant Purohit (Won ₹15 Lakhs added DPT Freeroll for ₹3.30 Lakhs), and Young Gun Kanchan Sharma (Won ₹10K Women’s Special for ₹92,400) were the other title winners at the just-concluded DPT series.

 

With this, we conclude this week’s roundup of the latest news updates and developments from the world of poker. We will return again next week with our weekly report. Stay tuned.

Sumit Advani Champions PokerBaazi’s #BB4 MoneyMaker; Chops Title With Aditya Kulkarni & Sumit Sapra

With no other online MTT series underway, PokerBaazi’s ₹1 Crore GTD #BB4 MoneyMaker was Sunday`s star attraction. Sumit Advani grabbed the spotlight as he won the flagship event to become the 17th MoneyMaker champion and added a career-best ₹14.57 Lakhs to his bankroll. A three-way deal saw Aditya Kulkarni (2nd for ₹11.07 Lakhs) and MTT pro Sumit Sapra (3rd for ₹11.46 Lakhs) banking seven-figure scores.

Siddharth Mundada was the other breakout winner on PokerBaazi! The former IPC ₹10K Freezeout champion ended his eight-month-long title drought by shipping the BSS SuperStack for ₹4.04 Lakhs after chopping the top prize three-way with PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul Steves (2nd for ₹3.71 Lakhs) and Umang Kedia (3rd for ₹2.93 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassadors Mithun Mahesh and Ankit Wadhawan locked horns in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack. The dynamic duo eventually agreed to a heads-up deal that saw Mahesh taking down the title for ₹5.24 Lakhs, while Wadhawan settled for a ₹5.17 Lakhs payday in second place.

Gaurav Sood is a force to be reckoned with on the online felts. We all knew that already. With just days left for his wedding, the Young Gun’s domination of the virtual felts has not ceased. Clinching his career-fourth Adda52 Millions title, Sood took home ₹6.89 Lakhs. He cashed another two Sunday marquees, collecting ₹7.28 Lakhs cumulatively.

Lavesh Meena took down PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹2.56 Lakhs. Ayush Garg came second for ₹2.13 Lakhs.

Rahul Sengar triumphed over a 2,058-strong entry field in PokerStars India’s third Anniversary Freeroll, winning ₹38,077 in tournament money.

Gopal Bajaj, Debneil Mukherjee, Rajavelu Vijaykumar, Atishay Samuel, Nikhil Krishna, Nitin Tomar, Srijan Batra, Prerit Bais, and Sumanth Kumar won the other Sunday marquees!

Here are the Sunday highlights!

 

PokerBaazi

#BB4 MoneyMaker – 1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 623

Re-entries – 331

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,00,000

Places Paid – 117

Running as a part of PokerBaazi’s #BaaziBillion celebrations, the 1-flight ₹1 Crore GTD #BB4 MoneyMaker saw the former Millionaire Series – Double Stack runner-up finisher Sumit ‘runrabbitrun’ Advani cruising past the 954-entry field to become the 17th player to champion the prestigious tournament for a career-best ₹14.57 Lakhs.

Before taking down the title, Advani agreed to a three-way deal with top online regs Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni (2nd for ₹11.07 Lakhs) and Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra (3rd for ₹11.46 Lakhs).

This was Sumit Advani’s first title victory in 21 months. Yesterday, he also placed 35th in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹8,556, taking home a collective ₹14.65 Lakhs. His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.25 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹21.97 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹29.54 Lakhs |Titles Won in 2022: #1

The Siliguri-based pro Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia crossed the money line in four events, filling in ₹5.04 Lakhs overall. His Sunday finishes include:

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

> 5th PokerBaazi’s #BB4 MoneyMaker for ₹4.31 Lakhs

> 7th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special for ₹40,621

> 22nd in Adda52 Millions for ₹23,850

> 36th in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹8,556

Manish Lakhotia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.97 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.49 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.20 Crores

PokerGuru Ambassadors Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj (4th for ₹5.78 Lakhs), Ratul ‘luna’ Steves (8th for ₹2.30 Lakhs), and long-time reg Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani (7th for ₹2.89 Lakhs) also FT-ed the #BB4 MoneyMaker.

Madhav ‘maddy7777’ Sethi (9th for ₹1.72 Lakhs), Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia (10th for ₹1.29 Lakhs), Manmeet ‘manmeet07’ Oberai (11th for ₹1.29 Lakhs), Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni (12th for ₹1.29 Lakhs), Aniket ‘Anteman’ Waghmare (14th for ₹1.04 Lakhs), Niharika ‘nutcracker33’ Bindra (18th for ₹89,000), Aryan ‘aryanstark’ Chaudhary (19th for ₹79,000), and Atif ‘at9176’ Khan (20th for ₹79,000) were others who posted a deep run in the Sunday flagship.

The fourth of the seven ₹11,000 buy-in #BaaziBillion MoneyMaker logged in a reg-infested 954-entry field, filling in a marginal ₹4.60 Lakhs in overlays.

Sumit Advani
Sumit Advani

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sumit ‘runrabbitrun’ Advani – ₹14,56,693*
  2. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni – ₹11,06,789*
  3. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – ₹11,45,518*
  4. Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj – ₹5,78,000
  5. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹4,31,000
  6. apexpredator26 – ₹3,49,000
  7. Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani – ₹2,89,000
  8. Ratul ‘luna’ Steves – ₹2,30,000

*denotes a three-way deal

 

BSS Superstack – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 251

Re-Entries – 260

Prize Pool – ₹26,05,000

Places Paid – 63

PokerBaazi`s Sunday mainstay, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, clocked in a guarantee-crushing 521 entry field, and the top 63 places got a share from the ₹26.05 Lakhs prize pool. After over eight hours of non-stop gameplay, the former The Millionaire Legends third-place finisher Siddharth ‘Sidddhu’ Mundada came out on top to collect ₹4.04 Lakhs, ending an almost eight-month-long title drought. A three-way deal saw PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘luna’ Steves (2nd for ₹3.71 Lakhs) and Umang ‘dejavupoker’ Kedia (3rd for ₹2.93 Lakhs) banking the other top payouts.

Siddharth Mundada also FT-ed PokerStars India’s Sunday Special, placing third for ₹1.19 Lakhs. His collective Sunday winnings crossed ₹5.23 Lakhs, pushing him across the ₹2 Crore mark in tracked online winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.03 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹57.77 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹17.67 Lakhs |Titles Won in 2022: #1

PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul Steves ran deep in three events (including two FT scores), earning ₹6.21 Lakhs (cumulatively). His Sunday finishes include:

Ratul Steves
Ratul Steves

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹3.71 Lakhs

> 8th PokerBaazi’s #BB4 MoneyMaker for ₹2.30 Lakhs

> 14th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special for ₹20,023

Ratul Steves’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.85 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.88 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹51.28 Lakhs

Siddharth Mundada
Siddharth Mundada

 

Final Table Results

  1. Siddharth ‘Sidddhu’ Mundada – ₹4,03,820*
  2. Ratul ‘luna’ Steves – ₹3,70,925*
  3. Umang ‘dejavupoker’ Kedia – ₹2,93,500*
  4. Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik – ₹1,65,564
  5. Vivek ‘mittalgang’ Jain – ₹1,24,173
  6. Dishani ‘Dishvish’ Vijay – ₹99,645
  7. Prashant ‘vanillaice21’ Verma- ₹83,038
  8. Arindam ‘cris0709’ Sengupta – ₹66,175

*denotes a three-way deal

 

BSS SPRINT (7-Max) – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 207

Re-Entries – 164

Prize Pool – ₹7,42,000

Places Paid – 45

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS SPRINT 7-Max logged in 371 entries, collecting a ₹7.42 Lakhs prize pool (almost 50% more than its listed guarantee).

Friday’s SPRINT winner Rajavelu ‘rajvijay’ Vijaykumar took down the ₹2,200 buy-in tournament for ₹1.28 Lakhs, picking up his second title on the site in three days. ‘Vengeance.jd’ (2nd for ₹1.09 Lakhs) and ‘gomzi77’ (3rd for ₹97,817) secured podium finishes, courtesy of a three-way deal.

Rajavelu Vijaykumar also cashed the BSS (18th for ₹3,175). His PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹6.80 Lakhs |Titles Won in 2022: #2

Final Table Results

  1. Rajavelu ‘rajvijay’ Vijaykumar – ₹1,27,871*
  2. Vengeance.jd – ₹1,09,325*
  3. gomzi77 – ₹97,817*
  4. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla – ₹51,940
  5. Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Subham – ₹38,955
  6. Prateek ‘Pm1123’ Ajmani – ₹31,164
  7. asid5 – ₹25,970

*denotes a three-way deal

 

BSS MonsterStack 6-Max – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 134

Re-Entries – 118

Prize Pool – ₹6,30,000

Places Paid – 27

The three-time Sunday Special PKO champion Atishay ‘nutscracker’ Samuel decimated the 252-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS MonsterStack (6-Max), netting ₹1.11 Lakhs. He chopped the title three-way with last week`s #2 ranked player, Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Subham (2nd for ₹1.09 Lakhs) and Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra (3rd for ₹99,134).

Atishay Samuel ITM-ed three more events, filling in over ₹1.26 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.85 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹54.84 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹46.32 Lakhs |Titles Won in 2022: #7

Last week’s #BB3 MoneyMaker runner-up finisher, Adarsh Jha, crossed the money line in four events (including two FT finishes) for ₹1.61 Lakhs (overall). His Sunday finishes include:

Adarsh Jha
Adarsh Jha

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for ₹1.09 Lakhs

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SPRINT for ₹38,955

> 53rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹11,242

> 32nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS Night SPRINT for ₹1,474

Adarsh Subham’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹92.63 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹37.86 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹43.13 Lakhs

Atishay Samuel
Atishay Samuel

 

Final Table Results

  1. Atishay ‘nutscracker’ Samuel – ₹1,10,847*
  2. Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Subham – ₹1,09,177*
  3. Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra – ₹99,134*
  4. Dinesh ‘Daddu26’ Singh – ₹49,518
  5. Sandeep ‘King19’ Singh Kohli – ₹37,170
  6. flipper – ₹29,736

*denotes a three-way deal

 

Nikhil ‘chrisnikhil’ Krishna (Won BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,879), ‘fearlesss’ (Won BSS Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹42,660), Nitin ‘ladone’ Tomar (Won BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹40,531), ‘goodnewz’ (Won BSS Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹34,818), ‘nilansh13’ (Won 5-Max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹14,715), and Sumanth ‘sp175’ Kumar (Won PLO Daily ₹40K GTD for ₹10,823) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

Spartan Poker

Sunday Superstack (50K LBD) – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 153

Re-entries – 37

Rebuys – 91

Prize Pool – ₹28,10,000

Places Paid – 27

Spartan Poker’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack played down to a heads-up clash between two PokerGuru Ambassadors, with the former The Millionaire champion Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh going up against fellow teammate and FTS 3.0 Main Event winner Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan. The duo chopped the title, with Mahesh netting ₹5.24 Lakhs while Wadhawan banked an almost comparable ₹5.17 Lakhs in second place.

Mithun Mahesh made another two ITM runs, netting ₹5.80 Lakhs altogether. He also finished #2 in the Daily Featured Leaderboard, banking an additional ₹15,000 in bonus money. His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹5,24,808

> 41st in PokerBaazi’s #BB4 MoneyMaker for ₹45,000

> 10th in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹10,185

Mithun Mahesh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.30 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4 | Annual Winnings: ₹84.29 Lakhs

Ankit Wadhawan also finished eighth in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹44,441, adding ₹5.62 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.73 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.01 Crores

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh

 

Final Table Results

  1. Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh – ₹5,24,808*
  2. Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan – ₹5,17,702*
  3. Rahul ‘Kya_sceneBro’ Jain – ₹2,89,149
  4. CharlieDREW – ₹2,35,759
  5. PistaBarfi – ₹1,87,989
  6. ayush ‘Tabono’ Garg – ₹1,44,434
  7. Sahil ‘Captain Falcon’ Mahboobani – ₹1,05,094
  8. Amit ‘DoctorGTO’ Ajwani – ₹76,151

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Sunday Sundowner (50K LBD) – 8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 132

Re-entries – 21

Rebuys – 99

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 20

Gopal ‘TheRealG’ Bajaj has been on a title-winning spree in 2022, and he took down Spartan Poker’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Sunday Sundowner last night for a winner’s paycheque worth ₹1.92 Lakhs and his fourth title of the month (his 15th this year)! The former The Millionaire winner Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik finished runner-up for ₹1.30 Lakhs.

Gopal Bajaj raked in ₹1.98 Lakhs last night on the back of four deep runs that include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Sundowner for ₹1,92,000

> 35th in Spartan Poker’s Money Heist for ₹3,365

> 85th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹2,500

> 31st in PokerStars India’s Big Bubble Rush for ₹500

Gopal Bajaj`s two ITM finishes in Spartan Poker`s Sunday features secured him the #3 position in the Daily Feature Leaderboard, fetching him an additional ₹10,000 in bonus money. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.67 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹43.23 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #15

Rishab Malik added ₹1.88 Lakhs across five ITM finishes that include:

Rishab Malik
Rishab Malik

 

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Sundowner for ₹1,30,400

> 16th in Adda52 Millions for ₹33,125

> 99th in PokerBaazi’s #BB4 MoneyMaker for ₹19,000

> 29th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS SPRINT for ₹4,823

> 87th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹1,250

The ₹3,300 buy-in Sunday Sundowner clocked in 252 entries, overlaying ₹44,000.

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj

 

Final Table Results

  1. Gopal ‘TheRealG’ Bajaj – ₹1,92,000
  2. Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik – ₹1,30,400
  3. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – ₹86,000
  4. Dadwontagree – ₹71,040
  5. Tiger10 – ₹57,040
  6. TM20 – ₹44,720
  7. plazyer – ₹33,520
  8. Aditya ‘arajin’ Bengali – ₹24,800

 

Money Heist (50K LBD) – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,200

Entries – 251

Re-entries – 69

Rebuys – 158

Prize Pool – ₹5,25,800

Places Paid – 47

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Money Heist dragged in 383 entries, posting a ₹5.25 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘auderman’ took down the event for ₹1.02 Lakhs and picked up enough TLB points to top the Daily Feature Leaderboard for ₹25,000 in bonus money. Site regular ‘Sanju0101’ came second for ₹65,094.

‘auderman’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹3.14 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹58,713

Final Table Results

  1. auderman – ₹1,02,478
  2. Sanju0101 – ₹65,094
  3. G24 – ₹48,794
  4. Abby2038 – ₹39,488
  5. Tanmay ‘tanmay007’ Hazra – ₹31,127
  6. Yogic210813 – ₹23,766
  7. Naresh ‘NareshNow’ Kumar – ₹17,457
  8. Rise@boveHate – ₹12,830

 

Srijan ‘TheDawnFacere’ Batra (Won Reloaded ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,918), ‘Deathstalker’ (Won The Centurion ₹50K GTD for ₹9,022), and ‘SHAZINATOR07’ (Won Striker ₹18K GTD for ₹4,765) won the other Sunday marquees on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerStars India

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

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 129

Re-entries – 114

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Lavesh ‘lavesh786’ Meena overcame the 243-player field in PokerStars India`s ₹5,500 buy-in Sunday flagship, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund), to grab the title. Counting the ₹1.04 Lakhs in bounties, he pocketed a site-best ₹2.56 Lakhs. The two-time The Millionaire champion Ayush ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ Garg finished runner-up for ₹2.13 Lakhs (₹60,977 in bounties).

Lavesh Meena’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹81.68 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹22.74 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

The IIT Kanpur alumni Ayush Garg made another two ITM finishes, collectively banking ₹3.79 Lakhs to push his tracked lifetime scorecard to ₹5.77 Crores. His Sunday finishes include:

Ayush Garg
Ayush Garg

 

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹2.13 Lakhs

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹1.44 Lakhs

> 87th in PokerBaazi’s #BB4 MoneyMaker for ₹22,000

The 5 PM Sunday Special ran from 5 PM to 1.19 AM and filled in a significant ₹2.85 Lakhs in overlays!

Lavesh Meena
Lavesh Meena

 

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Lavesh ‘lavesh786’ Meena – ₹2,55,546
  2. Ayush ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ Garg – ₹2,12,577
  3. Siddharth ‘WaaaduHek’ Mundada – ₹1,18,975
  4. Sammy ‘LIM!TLE$$’ Modi – ₹1,22,538
  5. robert_ford9 – ₹65,613
  6. Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain – ₹59,608
  7. Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia – ₹40,621
  8. Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹44,441
  9. Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay – ₹60,586

 

Celebrating four years of operations, PokerStars India has been hosting special Anniversary Freerolls from April 15 to 18. The penultimate freeroll, i.e., the ₹3 Lakhs Added PokerStars India Anniversary Freeroll, ran from 9 PM to 1.40 AM last night. Rahul ‘LaughingBoddha’ Sengar topped the vast 2,058-strong field to collect ₹38,077 in tournament money. The user ‘krishna14’ banked an equivalent ₹38,077 (tournament money) in second place.

Rahul Sengar
Rahul Sengar

 

errada1.0’ (Won Big Bubble Rush ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,863), ‘revenger_CB’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹29,856), Prerit ‘robben1309Bais (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹24,529), ‘broke08’ (Won Total KO 100% 40K GTD for ₹24,155) and ‘MONSSTTRR’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹16,435) won the other Sunday marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

Adda52 Millions – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 156

Re-entries – 109

Prize Pool – ₹26,50,000

Places Paid – 27

Even with just a few days left for his wedding, the two-time POY titleholder, Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood, fired up a full Sunday schedule, and the results came pouring! The Young Gun won the Adda52 Millions title for the fourth time for ₹6.89 Lakhs and made another two ITM finishes, adding ₹7.28 Lakhs altogether. His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52 Millions for ₹6.89 Lakhs

> 24th in Spartan Poker`s Sunday Superstack for ₹28,100

> 51st in PokerBaazi`s BSS SuperStack for ₹11,242

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹12.42 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹6.49 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #5 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.27 Crores | Ranked #4 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain finished second in the Adda52 Millions for ₹4.10 Lakhs.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – ₹6,89,000
  2. Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain – ₹410,750
  3. Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh – ₹308,725
  4. Vikash ‘charuz’ Kumar – ₹225,250
  5. bondo07 – ₹152,375
  6. Aditya ‘A_Sushant’ Sushant – ₹112,625

 

Sunday Showdown – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 207

Re-entries – 163

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid –39

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showdown found a champion in ‘nerdguy,’ who took away ₹1.92 Lakhs in cash prize after defeating Mohit ‘Betoo’ Kumar Singh (2nd for ₹1.42 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

The ₹2,500 buy-in event logged in 370 entries to leave an overlay deficit of ₹1.67 Lakhs, and the top 39 places got paid.

Final Table Series

  1. nerdguy – ₹1,92,934
  2. Mohit ‘Betoo’ Kumar Singh – ₹1,42,602
  3. Mohammad ‘blankspace’ Azhar – ₹105,400
  4. Akshay ‘nofuchsgiven’ Dhingra – ₹77,904
  5. Denny18 – ₹57,580
  6. Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta – ₹42,559
  7. filmyjuwari – ₹31,456
  8. UNKNOWN – ₹23,250

 

FTV Flamingo – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 124

Re-entries – 86

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid –21

Online reg Debneil ‘noobneil’ Mukherjee was the last player standing in Adda52`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD FTV Flamingo and took home the ₹1.37 Lakhs up top, with ‘machlimachli’ collecting ₹81,250 in second place.

The ₹2,200 buy-in event experienced an overlay shortfall of ₹80,000 on the back of a 210-player field, and the top 21 places boarded the money bus.

Final Table Series

  1. Debneil ‘noobneil’ Mukherjee – ₹1,37,500
  2. machlimachli – ₹81,250
  3. Karmik – ₹61,750
  4. yuvrajsomani – ₹45,000
  5. thewhitetiger – ₹31,250
  6. Aditya ‘Opulentadi’ Sharma – ₹21,250
  7. threesixteen – ₹17,500
  8. Chopu – ₹13,750

 

‘Sangdi’ (Won Ultimate DST for ₹30,059) won the other Sunday marquee on Adda52.

 

MPL Poker

MPL Poker’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Sunday Showstopper saw Landu clinching the title for ₹24,000, while Kav21ya came second for ₹16,250.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365 Sunday showstopper, ₹1 Lakh GTD Big Bang, was taken down by Victor705, who won the ₹1,650 buy-in event for ₹40,000. Avengers26 finished runner-up for ₹25,000.

The user ‘Max07’ took down the ₹50K GTD Dominator for ₹15,500, besting POKERIAN’ heads-up. The latter lapped up ₹10,500 for their second-place finish.

 

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Daily Majors: Sajal Gupta, Aditya Kesharwani, Sumit Sapra & Laksh Pal Singh Reel in Seven-Figure Scores in the Friday Highrollers

This entire past week was choc-a-bloc with intense action with the Final Table Series and National Poker Series running up a packed schedule of MTTs. At the same time, PokerStars India`s MicroMillions and Pocket52`s March to Victory MTTs have been major attractions for the low to mid-stakes players.

On Friday, it was a High Roller fiesta with three High Roller flagships playing down to a winner, and the former SSS champion Sajal Gupta grabbed most of the spotlight. The IIT Delhi passout shipped the FTS #32 – High Roller on Spartan Poker for a whopping ₹33.21 Lakhs, lapping up his career-best finish and the FTS gold medallion! Aditya Kesharwani (2nd for ₹22.44 Lakhs) and the #2 ranked player of 2021, Manish Lakhotia (3rd for ₹14.59 Lakhs) were others banking seven-figure paydays in the event.

Rising Star Aman Parakh (Won FTS #31 for ₹2.36 Lakhs) was the only other known name to win the FTS medallion on Friday.

The High Roller fireworks were visible on PokerBaazi as well, where the NPS#30 Highroller saw two top pros battling it out for the NPS gold medal. Sumit Sapra was the eventual champion and won his career-first NPS gold medal and a site-best ₹16.86 Lakhs. The seven-figure haul earned him another distinction, a Super Achiever badge for crossing ₹9 Crores in tracked online winnings. The #3 ranked player of 2021, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, making his first podium finish at the NPS, won the silver medal and ₹16.76 Lakhs.

Haider Madraswala opened his 2022 title scorecard with a bang, winning the NPS gold medal in NPS#31 Friday Freestyle for ₹7.40 Lakhs. PokerBaazi regular Megha Khandelwal bagged the silver medal and a ₹5.19 Lakhs cash prize.

Pradip Ghosh (Won NPS#32 Deepdive for ₹2.93 Lakhs), Aquib Ansari (Won NPS#33 Hyper Sprint for ₹2.16 Lakhs), Rajneesh Thakur (Won NPS#29 KO Bout ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.24 Lakhs) and Areyann Gurbaxani (Won NPS #28 DST 7-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹93,989) were others who won NPS gold medals yesterday.

Displaying the same Saturday magic as last week, Dhinesh Kumar raked in ₹4.79 Lakhs after chopping Adda52’s The Ballers title with PokerGuru Staking’s Deepankur Gupta (2nd for ₹4.76 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj grabbed his third high roller title of the year in PokerStars India’s Super Highroller, where he pocketed the top prize of ₹2.39 Lakhs. Mrinal Manna came second for ₹1.83 Lakhs.

Aditya Kulkarni took down Adda52’s Friday Bounty ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.07 Lakhs.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

FTS #32 – High Roller (6-Max) – ₹1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – ₹88,000

Entries – 91

Re-entries – 39

Rebuys – 35

Prize Pool – ₹1,32,00,000

Places Paid – 17

The most expensive buy-in event on the FTS 4.0 schedule, FTS #32 – High Roller, saw Sajal ‘GoMuckYourself’ Gupta making his way past a guarantee-crushing 165-entry field to win the prestigious FTS Gold Medallion and a career-best ₹33.21 Lakhs in prize money.

The IIT-ian, who returned to the online grind after a prolonged absence last month, fired two bullets in the ₹88,000 buy-in High Roller en route to securing a seat on the FTS The Masters Table.

With last night`s win, Sajal Gupta has overshadowed the FTS #13 – Supreme champion Deepak Singh, emerging as the single-largest winner at the series so far. He also cashed the NPS HighRoller (44th for ₹44,000). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.91 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.49 Crores | First Title Victory in Over 18 Months

The EndBoss fourth-place finisher Aditya ‘Aara_rara_ra’ Kesharwani placed runner-up, picking up a personal-best ₹22.44 Lakhs.

The #2 ranked player of 2021, Manish Lakhotia, finished third in the High Roller for ₹14.59 Lakhs (his best finish yet in 2022).

Sajal Gupta
Sajal Gupta

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sajal ‘GoMuckYourself’ Gupta – ₹33,21,120
  2. Aditya ‘Aara_rara_ra’ Kesharwani – ₹22,44,000
  3. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹14,58,600
  4. sariyaa – ₹12,07,800
  5. Mitesh ‘mikefrbike’ Gupta – ₹9,74,160
  6. omg_lucbox – ₹7,68,240

 

FTS #33 – ₹30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 333

Re-entries – 122

Rebuys – 235

Prize Pool – ₹34,50,000

Places Paid – 63

The user ‘nirmal512’ overcame 659 other hopefuls in Spartan Poker`s ₹30 Lakhs GTD FTS #33 to win the FTS silver medallion and ₹6.68 Lakhs. The first-ever IOPC – The Crown champion, Harshit ‘PokerinOlympics’ Sanghi lapped up a runner-up payday worth ₹4.21 Lakhs.

Harshit Sanghi, the 26-year-old Kanpur-based entrepreneur, made another four ITM runs for a total take-home worth ₹4.59 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.41 Crores.

Harshit Sanghi
Harshit Sanghi

 

Final Table Results

  1. nirmal512 – ₹6,67,575
  2. Harshit ‘PokerinOlympics’ Sanghi – ₹4,20,900
  3. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹3,01,875
  4. Rohish ‘Rohish’ Shetty – ₹2,39,775
  5. Haider ‘Callmebabe’ Madraswala – ₹1,88,025
  6. Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam – ₹1,47,315
  7. Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar – ₹1,10,745
  8. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹78,660

 

FTS #31 – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 303

Re-entries – 74

Rebuys – 232

Prize Pool – ₹12,18,000

Places Paid – 55

Last month`s APT#19 Mini Main Event champion, Rising Star Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh, made it past the money line in seven events on Friday, collectively banking ₹2.79 Lakhs. He most prominently took down Spartan Poker’s FTS #31 for ₹2.36 Lakhs. The 30-year-old poker pro from Mumbai made his way past 608 other opponents to win the FTS silver medallion.

Aman Parakh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.41 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹54.14 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #9 | Ranked #7 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings | Ranked #35 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

Final Table Results

  1. Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh – ₹2,36,292
  2. UNKNOWN – ₹1,49,814
  3. hodorthedog – ₹1,08,280
  4. Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar – ₹87,574
  5. Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala – ₹69,304
  6. muckitfcukit – ₹53,348
  7. Jasonroyce – ₹39,707
  8. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹28,745

 

FTS #30 – ₹6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹770

Entries – 715 (494)

Rebuys – 362

Prize Pool – ₹7,53,900

Places Paid – 103

The ₹6 Lakhs GTD FTS #30 logged in a 1,077-entry field, and it took the 5 PM marquee almost eight hours to reach the finish line. The dust settled with the final six players shaking hands on a deal courtesy which ‘hypn0tiser’ won the FTS silver medallion and ₹90,165. Dayanand ‘Uriel’ Prass finished runner-up for ₹74,524.

Jhan007’ (3rd for ₹63,516), Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth (4th for ₹63,100), Dhirendra ‘BustedFish’ Kumar (5th for ₹60,052) and ‘fishyvishy22’ (6th for ₹54,994) were the other beneficiaries of the deal.

Final Table Results

  1. hypn0tiser – ₹90,165*
  2. Dayanand ‘Uriel’ Prass – ₹74,524*
  3. Jhan007 – ₹63,516*
  4. Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth – ₹63,100*
  5. Dhirendra ‘BustedFish’ Kumar – ₹60,052*
  6. fishyvishy22 – ₹54,994*
  7. Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj – ₹20,883
  8. Anil ‘anil999’ Arora – ₹14,249

*denotes a six-way deal

 

The FTS 4.0 is now on the home stretch, and just two days remain for the curtains to fall. The Day 8 action brought no changes in the top-order of the ₹30 Lakhs-added FTS leaderboard standings, with Nitin ‘NITINABD’ Rawat (4,083 points) still firmly entrenched at the #1 position. The upcoming poker streamer is almost guaranteed to win the ₹10 Lakhs set aside for the series’ champion. Vikram ‘MentalScience’ Mishra (2,256 points) and Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav (2,223 points) round out the top three rankings, and we should see a tight contest for the #2 position.

FTS 4.0 Leaderboard Standings After Day 8

RankPlayerPoints
1Nitin 'NITINABD' Rawat4,083
2Vikram 'MentalScience' Mishra2,256
3Anuj 'tittooTauji' Yadav2,223
4Rahul 'Vasili Arkipov' Lal1,874
5Siddharth 'FLIPopotamus' Kadel1,806
6Rajat 'NoPrisoners' Sharma1,716
7Sahil '$lim$hady19' Chutani1,694
8nirmal5121,673
9Archit 'Archit789' Saraogi1,645
10Sanat 'orhem3001' Mehrotra1,638

‘acequeens’ (Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹58,125), ‘LIVETODIEANOTHERDAY’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹42,036), ‘Marvel’ (Won 6 Card PLO ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,073), ‘2waystreet’ (Won The Centurion ₹50K GTD for ₹8,992), and ‘GUUDUP96’ (Won Striker ₹18K GTD for ₹4,818) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The Friday action on PokerBaazi was intense, with the site hosting seven NPS marquees and six of them played down to a champion.

NPS#30 NPS Highroller – ₹1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – ₹16,500

Entries – 602

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,00,000

Places Paid – 60

The first ₹1 Crore guaranteed tournament at NPS 2.0, NPS Highroller, ran its course last night, with the battle for the NPS gold medal ending in a heads-up deal. The long-time MTT pro Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra was the last player standing and won his career-first NPS gold medal and a site-best ₹16.86 Lakhs for the win. The IIT Delhi alumni struck a heads-up deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh, the latter making his first podium finish in the NPS for the silver medal and ₹16.77 Lakhs in prize money.

Sumit Sapra made another deep run in NPS#31 Friday Freestyle (94th for ₹7,914), collecting ₹16.94 Lakhs (overall). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.04 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹3.30 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #1

The #2 ranked player in annual profits last year, Laksh Pal Singh, is already off to a roaring start this year. The Young Gun has already won three titles, two of them in High Rollers.

Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra also hit the Million mark in Friday earnings, banking ₹10.20 Lakhs from six ITM finishes, which include:

Sanat Mehrotra
Sanat Mehrotra

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s NPS#30 Highroller for ₹9,76,000

> 17th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹22,581

> 97th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#31 Friday Freestyle for ₹7,914

> 33rd in PokerBaazi’s NPS#33 Hyper Sprint for ₹6,635

> 79th in PokerBaazi’s NPS#32 Deepdive for ₹4,133

> 33rd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #30 for ₹3,166

Last night, Atul ‘ajjaiswal27’ Jaiswal locked in ₹7.71 Lakhs after scoring in the NPS#30 Highroller (4th for ₹6.47 Lakhs) and NPS#31 Friday Freestyle (7th for ₹1.24 Lakhs).

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – ₹16,86,382*
  2. Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh – ₹16,76,618*
  3. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹9,76,000
  4. Atul ‘ajjaiswal27’ Jaiswal – ₹6,47,000
  5. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – ₹4,86,000
  6. Ujjwal ‘Mr_Robot’ Narwal – ₹3,90,000
  7. Shardul ‘duuurrrr’ Parthasarathi – ₹3,24,000
  8. Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot – ₹2,59,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

NPS#31 Friday Freestyle – ₹30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 369

Re-entries – 464

Prize Pool – ₹41,65,500

Places Paid – 99

28-year-old Haider ‘Haider’ Madraswala clinched his first-ever NPS gold medal in the ₹30 Lakhs GTD NPS#31 Friday Freestyle, collecting a site-best ₹7.39 Lakhs. PokerBaazi reg Megha ‘acessorted’ Khandelwal won the NPS silver medal and ₹5.18 Lakhs in second place.

Haider Madraswala’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.33 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ~₹73 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Haider Madraswala
Haider Madraswala

 

Final Table Results

  1. Haider ‘Haider’ Madraswala – ₹7,39,704
  2. Megha ‘acessorted’ Khandelwal – ₹5,18,543
  3. Pratik ‘zpAAced’ Manjrekar – ₹3,34,866
  4. Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni – ₹2,47,818
  5. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – ₹1,85,343
  6. Bharath ‘hzgod’ Kumar – ₹1,49,940
  7. Atul ‘ajjaiswal27’ Jaiswal – ₹1,24,117
  8. Danish ‘Chetraj100’ Shaikh – ₹98,711

 

NPS#32 Deepdive – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 570

Re-entries – 578

Prize Pool – ₹17,22,500

Places Paid – 126

It`s been an eventful 2022 for Pradip ‘Nit2donk’ Ghosh so far, with the poker player picking up his fifth title last night and his first NPS gold medal in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD NPS#32 Deepdive, netting ₹2.92 Lakhs.

Pradip Ghosh scored in four other events, cumulatively banking ₹3.30 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.62 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹71.50 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Leaderboard crusher Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal came second for ₹2.05 Lakhs. He added ₹2.65 Lakhs in Friday winnings on the back of six ITM finishes.

Pradip Ghosh
Pradip Ghosh

 

Final Table Results

  1. Pradip ‘Nit2donk’ Ghosh – ₹2,92,912
  2. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – ₹2,05,262
  3. Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹1,33,111
  4. gomzi77 – ₹98,326
  5. Chandan ‘darkfish’ Arora – ₹73,357
  6. Deepak ‘3streakbluff’ Singh – ₹59,409
  7. rajvijay – ₹49,249
  8. Jaikishan ‘royalking7424’ Jangid – ₹39,262

 

NPS#29 KO Bout – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 398

Re-entries – 451

Prize Pool – ₹6,79,000

Places Paid – 99

PokerBaazi reg Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur is a bonafide crusher in the low to mid stakes MTTs on the site, and he finally added an NPS gold medal to his name yesterday. He took down the ₹5 Lakhs GTD NPS #29 KO Bout for ₹1.24 Lakhs, with Gurpal ‘roothless’ Singh placing runner-up for ₹85,760.

Rajneesh Thakur`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.25 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹39.56 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #9

Rajneesh Thakur
Rajneesh Thakur

 

Final Table Results

  1. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – ₹1,24,226
  2. Gurpal ‘roothless’ Singh – ₹85,760
  3. uncapabl3 – ₹54,608
  4. Pawan ‘Pawan46’ S – ₹40,812
  5. Ajay ‘Raakaa1’ Agrawal – ₹31,724
  6. yswaika – ₹26,451
  7. zeronerve – ₹20,840
  8. Bhushan ‘bhushansohani’ Sohani – ₹17,497

 

NPS#28 DST 7-Max – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 547

Re-entries – 747

Prize Pool – ₹7,76,400

Places Paid – 144

22-year-old poker boot camper Areyann ‘kreishhAA’ Gurbaxani ran past a guarantee-crushing field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD NPS#28 DST 7-Max to win his second NPS gold medal at the ongoing series and a ₹93,989 cash prize. He struck a three-way deal with Dhaval ‘Faizal1506’ Doshi (2nd for ₹99,637) and Mandar ‘MAMA04’ Madaye (3rd for ₹87,586).

Areyann Gurbaxani had won the NPS#4 Sunday Marathon on the opening day of the series, and he is now the second player after Ankit Bajaj to win two NPS gold medals at the ongoing series. The Friday win has pushed him up to #2 in the NPS Podium Leaderboard race!

Areyann Gurbaxani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹88.55 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹23.73 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹39.40 Lakhs | Ranked #56 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Titles Won in 2022: #6

Areyann Gurbaxani
Areyann Gurbaxani

 

Final Table Results

  1. Areyann ‘kreishhAA’ Gurbaxani – ₹93,989*
  2. Dhaval ‘Faizal1506’ Doshi – ₹99,637*
  3. Mandar ‘MAMA04’ Madaye – ₹87,586*
  4. eliminationismu – ₹43,944
  5. Ankitj – ₹32,764
  6. Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik – ₹26,475
  7. Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal – ₹22,050

*denotes a three-way deal

 

NPS Value Mine Qualifier 6 – ₹50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 201

Re-entries – 149

Survivors – 49

Qualifier 6 of the ₹50 Lakhs GTD NPS Value Mine brought in 350 hopefuls, and only 49 survived through to Day 2.

Karan ‘Mahadevpoker’ Pantola (274,000), Mohit ‘Activa1992’ Kumar (241,000), and ‘Symbolicchamp’ (199,000) bagged the top three stacks of the day.

The NPS#44 Value Mine has another two starting flights left to run before the finale on Sunday, March 13 (9 PM).

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Qualifier 6

  1. Karan ‘Mahadevpoker’ Pantola – 274,000
  2. Mohit ‘Activa1992’ Kumar – 241,000
  3. Symbolicchamp – 199,000
  4. RAJK7 – 197,000
  5. Jivanu – 194,000
  6. Ishaan ‘Ideatheater11’ Pandya – 192,000
  7. Drpkore24 – 182,000
  8. Parth ‘Parthkj’ Jain – 177,000
  9. Myron ‘PriyankAAchoprAA’ Pereira – 175,000
  10. Akshay ‘Akdolos’ Joshi – 168,000

 

With the NPS 2.0 now approaching the mid-way stage, Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla (6,418 points) is still the player to catch at the top of the NPS series leaderboard. Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni (6,370 points) and Rohit ‘ChubbyGhost’ Begwani (5,909 points) sit a close #2 and #3 in the standings.

NPS Leaderboard Standings After Day 6

RankPlayerPoints
1Gautam 'M8a7' Rohilla6,418
2Kunal 'VasooliChacha' Patni6,370
3Rohit 'ChubbyGhost' Begwani5,909
4Dhaval 'Faizal1506' Doshi5,730
5Mohammad 'chandlerbing' Azhar5,664
6Vinay 'vinay09' Rajpal5,529
7Bhanu 'Chennaino1' Prakash K C5,451
8Shagun 'sogani22' Jain5,304
9Rishab 'ryuk' Malik5,251
10Eva 'Nomercy24' D4,896

‘vaibhi18’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹65,350), and ‘Pop93’ (Won PLO Daily ₹40K GTD for ₹11,900) shipped the other Friday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

PokerStars India

Super Highroller – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹12,500

Entries – 46

Re-entries – 38

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 11

PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj was the last player standing in PokerStars India`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Super Highroller and padded his ever-growing bankroll by ₹2.38 Lakhs after winning the Friday flagship for the second time. The user ‘-booy@h-‘ finished runner-up for ₹1.83 Lakhs.

Vishal Bajaj`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.42 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #6

The ₹12,500 buy-in Super Highroller brought in 84 participants to leave an overlay shortfall of ₹45,424.

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj

 

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj – ₹2,38,966
  2. ‘-booy@h-‘ – ₹1,83,734
  3. Kunal ‘kunnotaguero’ Yadav – ₹1,41,267
  4. Mohammad ‘Bund_Blaster’ Azhar – ₹1,08,616
  5. Abhinav ‘abhi58’ Iyer – ₹83,511
  6. Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha – ₹64,209
  7. Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma – ₹49,368
  8. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – ₹37,958
  9. Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia – ₹33,443

 

Micro Millions-24 [Uppercut Mini] – ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 136

Re-entries – 113

Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,55,625

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹1,55,625

Total Prize Pool – ₹3,11,250

Places Paid – 29

The biggest MicroMillions branded event on the site`s Friday roster, the ₹2.50 Lakhs Micro Millions-24 Uppercut Mini, found a champion in Thursday`s Micro Millions-10 Night on Stars winner ‘yuvidilwariya’, who won the title for ₹63,967. ‘yogisoni2704‘ finished runner-up for ₹34,006.

 

Final Table Results

  1. yuvidilwariya – ₹63,967
  2. yogisoni2704 – ₹34,006
  3. revenger_CB – ₹24,658
  4. dhondu.chilll – ₹19,352
  5. Kritagya ‘kritagya’ Sharma – ₹11,442
  6. Kunal ‘kunnotaguero’ Yadav – ₹11,752
  7. Aditya ‘Casanovoracle’ Pasari – ₹5,887

 

‘The First Women’ (Won Micro Millions-25 Supersonic ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹35,281), ‘hkpokerstarin’ (Won Micro Millions-19 Afternoon on Stars ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,556), ‘NgoloKante143’ (Won Micro Millions-23 Primetime Grind ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹20,254 and Micro Millions-21 Bubble Rush ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹16,118), ‘The SittingDuck’ (Won Micro Millions-22 Bounty Builder Progressive KO ₹35K GTD for ₹7,824), and ‘Hotcheezzzzball’ (Won Micro Millions-20 The Hot ₹30K GTD for ₹6,070) won the other MicroMillions titles on Friday.

 

Adda52

The Ballers – ₹22.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 185

Re-entries – 162

Prize Pool – ₹23,76,956

Places Paid – 38

The former Full House champion Dhinesh ‘dinzy009’ Kumar came out on top in Adda52’s Friday primetime attraction, ₹22.50 Lakhs GTD The Ballers, to collect his third title of the year and a ₹4.79 Lakhs payday. PokerGuru Ambassador Deepankur ‘dp178’ Gupta settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹4.76 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Dhinesh Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.25 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.74 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Dhinesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Dhinesh ‘dinzy009’ Kumar – ₹4,78,682*
  2. Deepankur ‘dp178’ Gupta – ₹4,75,664*
  3. FB-Shaitaan_Kilvish – ₹2,61,465
  4. Vijay ‘GajaniG’ Pandit – ₹1,90,156
  5. Ronima1978 – ₹1,28,355
  6. Vishal ‘Mitsen’ Singh – ₹89,136

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Friday Bounty – ₹4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,700

Entries – 125

Re-entries – 70

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,43,750

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,34,000

Total Prize Pool – ₹4,77,750

Places Paid – 21

The former APT Super Highroller champion Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni outplayed the 195-entry field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Friday Bounty to collect ₹1.07 Lakhs (includes ₹38,860 in bounties). Suraj ‘MRvBEAST’ N Yadav came second for ₹46,331 (includes ₹6,722 in bounties).

Aditya Kulkarni’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹69.79 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Md ‘t9ace’ Nazim FT-ed three events on the site, collectively earning ₹65,698. His FT finishes include:

> 3rd in Adda52’s Friday Bounty for ₹38,174

> 3rd in 26th in Adda52’s Nighttide DST Adda for ₹25,839

> 7th in Adda52’s Bounty Adda for ₹1,685

Aditya Kulkarni
Aditya Kulkarni

 

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni – ₹1,06,623
  2. Suraj ‘MRvBEAST’ N Yadav – ₹46,331
  3. Md ‘t9ace’ Nazim – ₹38,174
  4. Amit ‘ragingbull’ Kaushik – ₹27,728
  5. Ronima1978 – ₹25,023
  6. Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar – ₹18,131
  7. Saurabh ‘saurabh21’ Rohila – ₹12,703
  8. yash9995 – ₹13,048

 

Full House Day 1B – ₹1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 208

Re-entries – 135

Survivors – 37

The second starting flight of Adda52’s ₹1 Crore GTD Full House roped in 343 participants. After 29 levels of play, only 37 among them made it across to Day 2.

Young Gun Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta (368,120), Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav (345,801), and Rishab ‘rish1994’ Malik (302,897) topped the day-end chip counts.

The ₹5,500 buy-in weekend flagship has filled in 625 entries across two starting flights (Day 1A – 282 and Day 1B – 343). It needs another 1,375 entries from the remaining three flights if it has to hit its listed ₹1 Crore prize pool guarantee.

Anmol Mehta
Anmol Mehta

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta – 368,120
  2. Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav – 345,801
  3. Rishab ‘rish1994’ Malik – 302,897
  4. Kunal ‘kvohra’ Vohra – 264,798
  5. RareAbility55 – 247,518
  6. Haider ‘Donktown22’ Madraswala – 234,198
  7. Abhimanyu ‘PsychoDrama’ Mittal – 217,174
  8. Harsh ‘BuddhaBhikari’ Dembla – 207,914
  9. Ajit ‘Oshuri’ Kumar Mandal – 207,593
  10. Sandy ‘Narcos’ Lamba – 195,175

 

Khelo365

Khelo365’s monthly extravaganza, ₹5 Lakhs GTD Refuel, brought in 100 runners, and the user ‘Danjarjon’ outran them all to collect ₹1.50 Lakhs. ‘Tallmansari’ came second for ₹1 lakh.

 

MPL Poker

The user ‘Poorvi’ took down MPL Poker’s ₹2 Lakhs GTD Friday Supreme for a payday worth ₹48,000.

 

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