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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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Daily Majors: Sahil Chutani Wins IOPC #49 – High Roller For Career-Best ₹23.20 Lakhs, Chops the Title Heads-Up With Amit Gehani

The ongoing 30 Crores GTD IOPC January 2022 edition set the stage for an action-driven Thursday, and the ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC #49 – High Roller had the virtual felts buzzing with excitement.

Young Gun Sahil Chutani came out all guns blazing last night as he won the IOPC #49 – High Roller on Spartan Poker for a career-best ₹23.20 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with former IOPC Legends winner Amit Gehani (2nd for ₹21.13 Lakhs).

The user ‘Sami5’ championed IOPC #48 – Thursday Prime for a site-best ₹7.71 Lakhs and pipped WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer (2nd for ₹4.80 Lakhs) in the heads-up play. Iyer also placed third in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹2.53 Lakhs, collectively adding ₹7.33 Lakhs.

Sagar C won the Godfather for the second time for ₹5.60 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with mrscaryking’ (2nd for ₹4.50 Lakhs).

Armaan Kochhar took down PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹5.29 Lakhs. Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra came second for ₹3.71 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh won the IOPC #50 – Thursday Spotlight for his fifth career IOPC title and ₹3.50 Lakhs in prize money. He chopped the top prize heads-up with Romit Advani (2nd for ₹3.38 Lakhs). The #3 ranked player of 2021, Singh added another ₹1.53 Lakhs from his third-place finish in PokerStars India’s Highroller, winning ₹5.04 Lakhs collectively.

PokerStars India’s user ‘Monkey D. Wolfy’ shipped the Highroller for ₹2.57 Lakhs. The first player to win three titles at the ongoing IOPC series, Young Gun Karan Radia, collected ₹1.98 Lakhs in second place.

The former Sunday Superstack third-place finisher Madhab Pal won his second career IOPC title in IOPC #51 – All Rounder Monster Stack for ₹2.34 Lakhs. Aryan Singh finished runner-up for ₹1.93 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

IOPC #40 champion Saahib Bawa was the last player standing in IOPC #47 – Monster Stack and won ₹1.61 Lakhs, bagging his second IOPC title on consecutive days. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B placed runner-up for ₹99,989.

Tanmay Benara won the Sprint 7-Max on PokerBaazi`s for the third time last night for ₹1.46 Lakhs after besting Raman Arora (2nd for ₹1.02 Lakhs) heads-up

Chirag Sodha conquered Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹1.43 Lakhs.

Himanshu Chhikara championed IOPC #46 for ₹1.03 Lakhs following a four-way deal with the IOPC #24 – Blaze runner-up finisher Amit Kaushik (2nd for ₹84,446), ‘FadeOrHoldz’ (3rd for ₹81,756), and ‘Sammyy’ (4th for ₹81,301).

The IOPC – “Crusher of the Day” Saransh Garg, Sandeep Singh Kohli, Shekhar Singh, and Aditya Kulkarni won the other marquee events.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The guarantee-crushing IOPC January Edition had eight marquee events on the Thursday schedule, and seven of them played down to a winner.

The day`s biggest draw was the second eight-figure guaranteed event of the series, the ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC #49 – High Roller. The ₹55,000 buy-in event registered 239 contenders (145 unique, 57 re-entries, and 37 rebuys), collecting a hefty ₹1.19 Crores prize pool. After nine hours of play, Young Gun Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani came out on top to win a career-best ₹23.20 Lakhs and his second career IOPC title. He chopped the top prize heads-up with IOPC Legends winner Amit ‘Kavipri’ Gehani (2nd for ₹21.13 Lakhs).

Sahil Chuttani
Sahil Chuttani

 

The former IOPC Destiny winner Sahil Chutani also placed 53rd in IOPC #51 – All Rounder for ₹6,084, collectively earning ₹23.26 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.89 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.89 Crores

The three-time The Millionaire-winning Young Gun, Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav, came third in IOPC #49 – High Roller for ₹12.30 Lakhs, storming his way to the top of the monthly/annual leaderboard standings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.92 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.07 Crores

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

The ranked #1 player of 2020 & 2021, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood, FT-ed two events, cumulatively winning ₹7.47 Lakhs.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

His FT finishes include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #49 – High Roller for ₹6.14 Lakhs

> 5th PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹1.33 Lakhs

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.50 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.94 Crores

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (4th for ₹10.03 Lakhs), Nitesh ‘KATIYAR11’ Katiyar (5th for ₹7.99 Lakhs) also FT-ed IOPC #49 – High Roller.

Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar (7th for ₹4.47 Lakhs), Kunal ‘SoormaBhopali’ Patni (8th for ₹3.24 Lakhs), Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram (9th for ₹2.68 Lakhs), Myron ‘mehhhhh’ Pereira (10th for ₹2.27 Lakhs), Akshay ‘AustralianAccountant’ Kapoor (11th for ₹2.27 Lakhs), Kanishka ‘wengerunclegend’ Upreti (12th for ₹1.97 Lakhs), Aditya ‘konstantinn’ Singh (13th for ₹1.97 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (14th for ₹1.79 Lakhs), Sriharsha ‘Sygrayem’ Doddapaneni (15th for ₹1.79 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (16th for ₹1.61 Lakhs), Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal (17th for ₹1.61 Lakhs), Sahil ‘Captain Falcon’ Mahboobani (18th for ₹1.43 Lakhs), Akshit ‘takemymoney’ Kohal (21st for ₹1.31 Lakhs), Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (23rd for ₹1.31 Lakhs), Karan ‘Junior-KK’ Kapur (24th for ₹1.19 Lakhs), Shardul ‘Caribbean Flex’ Parthasarathi (25th for ₹1.19 Lakhs), Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare (27th for ₹1.19 Lakhs) were among the 27 finalists who made the money line.

The ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC #48 – Thursday Prime was taken down by Spartan Poker user ‘Sami5,’ who traversed the 1,007 entry-field to collect a site-best ₹7.71 Lakhs. India`s first WSOP solo bracelet winner Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer placed runner-up for ₹4.80 Lakhs.

Runner-up Abhinav Iyer
Runner-up Abhinav Iyer

 

‘Sami5’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹12.65 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹1.95 Lakhs

In a re-run of his breakout run from last Thursday, the former APT Online India – Super Highroller champion, Abhinav Iyer, posted two podium scores for a cumulative ₹7.33 Lakhs.

His ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #48 – Thursday Prime for ₹4.80 Lakhs

> 3rd in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹2.53 Lakhs

Abhinav Iyer’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits:₹2.02 Crores

Vidwath ‘QU@NTUM’ Shetty (4th for ₹2.66 Lakhs), Vaibhav ‘Godfather10’ Sharma (5th for ₹2.09 Lakhs), Young Gun Ujjwal ‘Lord Hendrix’ Narwal (6th for ₹1.64 Lakhs), Prashant ‘CALANY’ Suda (7th for ₹1.21 Lakhs), and Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay (8th for ₹83,380) also FT-ed IOPC #48 – Thrusday Prime.

The ₹18 Lakhs GTD IOPC #50 – Thursday Spotlight registered a 730-entry field, leading to a prize pool collection of ₹21.90 Lakhs. The #3 ranked player of 2021, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh, outlasted them all to win his first title at the ongoing series (his fifth overall) and ₹3.50 Lakhs in prize money. A heads-up deal saw Romit ’tilt_83′ Advani collect ₹3.38 Lakhs in second place.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

Laksh Pal Singh also scored ₹1.53 Lakhs from his third-place finish in PokerStars India’s Highroller, rounding up ₹5.04 Lakhs in Thursday earnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.99 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.13 Crores

The ₹12 Lakhs GTD IOPC #51 – All Rounder Monster Stack recorded a 676-entry field, and the ₹13.52 Lakhs prize pool was distributed among 63 places.

The event ran from 11 PM to 5.37 AM, and in the final moments, the former Sunday Superstack third-place finisher Madhab madhabpal2017 Pal shook hands on a heads-up deal to claim his second IOPC title for ₹2.34 Lakhs. Aryan bob_marley Singh finished runner-up for ₹1.93 Lakhs.

Madhab Pal is now the sixth player to book a seat in the ₹6 Lakhs added IOPC #112 All Rounder SNG scheduled for February 6 (9 PM). His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹57.83 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹8.22 Lakhs

The ₹6.25 Lakhs GTD IOPC #46 drew 458 hopefuls, generating a sizable ₹6.87 Lakhs in the prize pool. After almost seven hours of play, Himanshu ‘fizzlo’ Chhikara championed the event for ₹1.03 Lakhs following a four-way deal with the IOPC #24 – Blaze runner-up finisher Amit ‘deshominisation’ Kaushik (2nd for ₹84,446), ‘FadeOrHoldz’ (3rd for ₹81,756), and ‘Sammyy’ (4th for ₹81,301).

Himanshu Chhikara
Himanshu Chhikara

 

The ₹5.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC #47 – Monster Stack filled in a ₹8.49 Lakhs prize pool after 1,061 hopefuls ponied up ₹880 to enter. The IOPC #40 champion Saahib ‘Str8$$$Homey’ Bawa was the last player standing and banked his second IOPC title on consecutive days for ₹1.61 Lakhs. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B placed runner-up for ₹99,989.

Vinay B
Vinay B

 

Saahib Bawa’s online stats (excluding PokerBaazi and PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.64 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹23.66 Lakhs

Himanshu Chhikara’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹2.22 Lakhs |Site Profits: ₹52,590

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD IOPC #45 – PKO saw Saransh ‘iammrmeeseeks’ Garg topping the 637-strong field to bank the lion’s share of the ₹4.46 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹68,596 (includes ₹6,192 in bounties). Prakhar ‘Prak27’ Kapoor placed runner-up for ₹65,397 (includes ₹6,644 in bounties), courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Saransh Garg
Saransh Garg

 

Saransh Garg went on a trailblazing run at the IOPC yesterday and cashed in four of them for ₹1.40 Lakhs cumulatively. He also eliminated the maximum number of players on Thursday to be named the “Crusher of the Day,” and received FREE tickets to all IOPC events on Friday.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #45 – PKO for ₹68,596

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #47 – Monster Stack for ₹54,748

> 13th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #46 for ₹10,511

> 56th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #51 – All Rounder for ₹5,881

Saransh Garg’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹51.63 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹13.13 in profits.

Day 1D of the ₹40 Lakhs GTD IOPC Wanderer logged in 521 entries, and 56 among them bagged a stack for Day 2. ‘Pokerbaaz579’ (244,456), ‘rocker_z’ (217,054), ‘aslibadshah’ (203,766), ‘SlugaBed’ (190,976), and Young Gun Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta (190,162) rounded out the top five stacks of the day.

Anmol Mehta
Anmol Mehta

 

The ₹880 buy-in event has filled in a total of 2,479 entries across four starting flights (Day 1A – 678, Day 1B – 673, Day 1C – 607, and Day 1D – 521), with another five flights still to go.

With Day 8 of the IOPC done and dusted, Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal finally take over the #1 spot on the ₹1 Crore IOPC leaderboard with 6,394 points. Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj (5,791 points) stumbled down to #2 in the standings. ‘NoConnection’ (5,724 points) stayed put at the #3 position.

IOPC Leaderboard Standings After Day 8

RankPlayerPoints
1Vinay 'BeepBeepImaJeep' Rajpal6,394
2Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj 5,791
3NoConnection5,724
4Mohammad 'Cupid stunt' Azhar5,350
5Amit 'deshominisation' Kaushik5,324
6ikiru5,300
7Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta5,284
8Anurag 'CultOfPersonality' Srivastava5,146
9Karan 'Majestic' Radia5,074
10Kritagya 'Kritagya_1703' Sharma5,023

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi`s Thursday headliner, ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, crushed its posted guarantee by a commendable ₹8.92 Lakhs margin after 319 hopefuls signed up for ₹8,250. Armaan Armaan007 Kochhar navigated his way past the guarantee-crushing field to win ₹5.29 Lakhs, posting his fourth title victory of the year! Young Gun Sanat mehro2511 Mehrotra placed runner-up for ₹3.71 Lakhs.

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar

 

Armaan Kochhar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.21 Crore | Finished #18 in the 2021 Leaderboard Standings

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD SPRINT 7-Max logged in a 483-strong field, resulting in the ₹1,650 buy-in event collecting a guarantee-smashing ₹7.25 Lakhs prize pool. Winning the fast-paced event for the third time yesterday, Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara walked away with the title and a ₹1.46 Lakhs payday after defeating Raman ‘Ranzoo9 Arora (2nd for ₹1.02 Lakhs) heads-up!

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara

 

Tanmay Benara lapped up over ₹2.37 Lakhs across five ITM finishes.

His top ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s SPRINT for ₹1.45 Lakhs

> 9th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #48 Thursday Prime for ₹65,656

Tanmay Benara’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.65 Crore | Lifetime Profits: ₹56.35 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

parvinder07 (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹62,500), gotiyaa(Won Hyper SPRINT ₹2 Lakhs GTD for 57,410), Sandeep King19 Singh Kohli (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,880), Shekhar ‘shakysharkSingh (Won PLO5 BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹34,300), and Aditya ‘Adit11Kulkarni (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹29,460) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller gathered a 185-player field, and the ₹7,700 buy-in event ended up filling in a profitable ₹12.95 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘Monkey D. Wolfy’ won the title for ₹2.57 Lakhs. Young Gun Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia, the first player to win three events at the ongoing IOPC January 2022 edition, locked in yet another deep run, finishing runner-up for ₹1.98 Lakhs.

Runner-up Karan Radia
Runner-up Karan Radia

 

The ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack brought in 1 155-player field, and the top 17 places got a share from the ₹1.93 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘bina111984’ took about four hours to win the title for ₹51,139 (includes ₹33,633 in bounties). ‘aradhya1’ came second for ₹23,365 (includes ₹5,859 in bounties).

‘sssss951’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,491), ‘$00th$ayer’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹15,620), ‘killeerbeee’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹15,073), and ‘Warriori08’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,327) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather drew a 532-entry field that made for a guarantee-crushing ₹26.60 Lakhs prize pool. The top 55 spots got paid, and banking the lion`s share of the prize money was Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ C, who pocketed the ₹5.60 Lakhs up top and his second Godfather title. mrscaryking’ collected a runner-up payday worth ₹4.50 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Sagar C
Sagar C

 

Circuit regular Chirag ‘cs56’ Sodha shipped the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo for ₹1.43 Lakhs. Sodha ran past a 234-strong field and defeated Greenturtle18′ (2nd for ₹84,240) heads-up to lay claim on the title. The ₹2,500 buy-in event filled in ₹5.27 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Chirag Sodha
Chirag Sodha

 

A former Millionaire Lite champion, Chirag Sodha, recently crossed ₹6 Crores in tracked lifetime winnings and lapped up over ₹1.60 Lakhs last night on the back of multiple scores.

His top ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹1.43 Lakhs

> 28th in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹17,290

> Made Day 2 in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #40 – Wanderer

Chirag Sodha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.08 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.66 Crores

att1992′ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,940), ASHADO1′ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,620), Greebi’ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹13,418), VishuChi’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹12,999), and amar21679′ (Won Morning Adda ₹40K GTD for ₹9,922) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

MPL Poker

MPL Poker user ‘TT’ was the last player standing in the ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Thursday Smash and won ₹58,750. Ron007 came second for ₹37,375.

 

Khelo365

‘Manali007’ championed Khelo365’s ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO for ₹11,100. ‘Kinghigh’ bagged ₹7,500 in second place.

 

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Daily Majors: Vinayak Bajaj, Mitesh Gupta, Mohit Mehta, Aditya Kulkarni & Rajat Sharma Shine in the Thursday Flagships

The virtual temperatures went soaring yesterday, with Thursday bringing with it an action-packed day of MTT action headlined by the PokerBaazi Classics.

PokerBaazi user ‘intervntion’ (anonymity requested) converted a ₹825 satellite buy-in into a career-best ₹8.46 Lakhs in the PBC#8 The Summit. Mitesh Gupta placed runner-up for a site-best ₹5.93 Lakhs!

Vinayak Bajaj championed Adda52s Godfather for 5.89 Lakhs. Tuesday`s The Race winner Vinay Rajpal finished runner-up for 4.41 Lakhs.

Mohit Mehta came out on top in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹4.84 Lakhs. The #6 ranked player of 2021, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja, stood second for 3.22 Lakhs.

Aditya Kulkarni shipped two titles, adding 1.88 Lakhs in prize money. He won Adda52s Monster Turbo (1.54 Lakhs) and PokerBaazis Daily Afternoon SPRINT (31,178).

The seasoned MTT pro Rajat Sharma championed PokerStars India`s Highroller for the seventh time last night for 1.87 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh banked the same 1.87 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of an even heads-up chop.

Akshat Sharma took down PokerBaazi’s SPRINT for ₹1.42 Lakhs beating ‘Yoanatanwar’ (2nd for ₹99,820) heads-up.

Rohan Sahni, Yuvraj Bhardwaj, Swapnil Patil, Karan Radia, Samsher Gandhi, and Harsh Dev Jhirmiria won the other marquee titles!

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

PokerBaazi

Day 5 of the PokerBaazi Classics had two events on the tap, the ₹35 Lakhs GTD PBC#8 The Summit and Day 1B of the four-flight strong ₹2 Crores GTD PBC#9 Game Changer.

The event that had both players and railbirds excited was the ₹35 Lakhs GTD PBC#8 The Summit. The ₹8,250 buy-in event brought in a reg-laden 597-entry field that helped collect a hefty ₹44.77 Lakhs prize pool (over 25% more than its advertised guarantee). After over nine-and-a-half hours of gameplay, the user ‘intervntion’ (anonymity requested) walked away with the title and a career-best ₹8.46 Lakhs. The player had won their way into the event through a ₹825 buy-in satellite. Mitesh ‘mikeknp’ Gupta came second for a site-best ₹5.93 Lakhs.

Runner-up Mitesh Gupta
Runner-up Mitesh Gupta

 

‘intervntion’s PokerBaazi`s stats: Site Winnings: ₹91.32 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹25.04 Lakhs

Kunal ‘callmeifyoucan’ Yadav (3rd for ₹3.81 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘luna’ Steves (5th for ₹2.12 Lakhs), Rumit ‘rumit’ Khade (6th for ₹1.70 Lakhs), Dishani ‘Dishvish’ Vijay (7th for ₹1.41 Lakhs), and Subhojit ‘Roysubho85’ Roy (8th for ₹1.13 Lakhs) also FT-ed PCS#8 The Summit.

The former The Big Deal winner Siddharth ‘GangnamGangi’ Gangwar FT-ed two events, banking a collective ₹2.90 Lakhs.

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar

 

His FT finishes include:

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#8 The Summit for ₹2,82,530

> 5th in PokerStars India’s Ultrasonic for ₹6,992

Siddharth Gangwar’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.55 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹55.04 Lakhs

The ₹2 Crores GTD PBC#9 Game Changer played out Day 1B yesterday. The ₹5,500 buy-in event added 710 hopefuls, and 78 of them survived the day’s onslaught. Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair (530,000), PokerGuru Ambassadors Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh (382,000) and Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (359,000), Pranav ‘kratos0206’ Jain (359,000), and Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar (343,000) topped the day-end chip counts.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

The PBC#9 Game Changer has registered 1,362 entries (Day 1A – 652 and Day 1B – 710) in the first two flights and needs another 2,638 participants to join the last two flights to hit the ₹2 Crores prize pool guarantee.

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD (6-Max) Sprint registered a 322-entry field, and 36 places got paid a share from the ₹6.44 Lakhs prize pool. Akshat ‘takingcuntrol’ Sharma scored the win, ending an almost eight-month-long title drought, banking ₹1.42 Lakhs in the process. ‘Yoanatanwar’ locked in the runner-up payout worth ₹99,820.

Akshat Sharma
Akshat Sharma

 

Akshat Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.05 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹51.14 Lakhs

Rising Star Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja lapped up over 95,239 Lakhs last night from five ITM scores (including two FT scores).

Pratibh Saluja
Pratibh Saluja

 

His ITM finishes include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazis SPRINT 6-Max for 64,207

> 6th in PokerBaazis Daily Night SPRINT for 14,089

> 12th in Spartan Pokers Deepstack for 8,152

> 15th in Adda52s Monster Turbo for 6,572

> 25th in Nighttide DST Adda for 2,219

Pratibh Saluja‘s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.93 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹63.64 Lakhs

Rohan ‘theoldrod’ Sahni (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹70,270), Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069’ Bhardwaj (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹50,690), ‘Siddharthsjjain’ (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹33,480), ‘iamsid2904’ (Won Evening SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹31,680), ‘Hemu0212’ (Won PLO Boost ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,790), and Harsh Dev ‘hdjharsh’ Jhirmiria (Won 5-Max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹11,601) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

Spartan Poker

Leading the charge on Spartan Poker was the ₹16 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday. The ₹5,500 buy-in event filled in a 483-entry field, locking in a guarantee-crushing ₹24.15 Lakhs prize pool. After almost eight hours of play, Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta came out on top to win ₹4.84 Lakhs, booking his first title victory of the year.

Mohit Mehta
Mohit Mehta

 

Mohit Mehta banked another ₹27,100 from a 15th place finish in Adda52’s Godfather, raking in ₹5.11 Lakhs in Thursday winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.89 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹82.22 Lakhs

PokerGuru Ambassadors Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (2nd for 3.22 Lakhs) and Deepankur ‘dp179’ Gupta (3rd for 2.35 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.

Runner-up Ashish Ahuja
Runner-up Ashish Ahuja

 

Ashish Ahuja finished 14th in PokerStars India’s Highroller, adding ₹16,532. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.63 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹3.7 Crores

Deepankur Gupta picked up two more scores yesterday to rake in ₹2.74 Lakhs in winnings.

Deepankur Gupta
Deepankur Gupta

 

His ITM finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹2,35,463

> 29th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#8 The Summit for ₹25,970

> 44th in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹12,195

The user ‘Vakeel.sahab’ topped a guarantee-crushing 595-entry field in the ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack and won ₹1.11 Lakhs. ‘Vipannn’ finished runner-up for ₹77,957.

‘Vakeel.sahab’`s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹22.46 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹5.55 Lakhs

‘iamraman’ (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹63,450), ‘David2000’ (Won Night Rider DeepStack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,688), and Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (Won Ultimate 4 Card PLO ₹85K GTD for ₹22,866) won the other Spartan Poker marquees!

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s Thursday headliner, 10 Lakhs GTD Highroller, successfully broke even as 143 participants signed up for 7,700, and the top 17 places got paid. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi Sharma was the last player standing and won the Highroller for an impressive seventh time for 1,86,662 following an equal heads-up chop with PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh B00MTilt23 Pal Singh (2nd for 1,86,662).

Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma

 

Rajat Sharmas online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.51 Crores

The 1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack clocked in 162 entries, and the top 17 places got a share from the ₹2.02 Lakhs prize pool. Like Sharma in the Highroller, Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil too won the Deepstack title for the seventh time for 40,805, with mr.wayne9975 placing runner-up for 29,653.

Swapnil Patil
Swapnil Patil

 

AP9009 (Won Ultrasonic 1 Lakh GTD for 21,827), ukpo284 (Won Deepstack 50K GTD for 17,701), Samsher ‘santacruzsam Gandhi (Won Afternoon on Stars 50K GTD for 16,321), and ulta_chor (Won Primetime Grind 50K GTD for 13,680) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Adda52`s 25 Lakhs GTD Godfather drew a 542-player field, generating a guarantee-smashing 27.10 Lakhs in the prize pool. It was nearly 5 AM when the dust settled, with the former