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Ujjwal Narwal, Aayush Arya, Arun Sriram & Abhishek Kumar Top the Sunday Charts

Sunday night saw the Indian rail anxiously awaiting the conclusion of the 2022 WSOP Event #66: $1,000 Mini-Main No-Limit Hold ’em, where PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved was second in chips with five players remaining. While the Goa resident narrowly missed his career-second bracelet, finishing third for $275,593 (~₹2.17 Crores), he managed to rake in the highest score by an Indian at this year`s series and the fourth-best finish by an Indian ever at the annual series.

While the Bally`s and Paris in Las Vegas was brimming with activity, there was no shortage of action on the digital felts across the domestic sites. Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal emerged as Sunday`s top scorer after championing Spartan Poker’s ₹50 Lakhs GTD Sunday High Roller for ₹13.57 Lakhs. Aayush Arya, who sattied his way into the event, collected ₹11.13 Lakhs in second place following a heads-up deal. He pocketed ₹11.93 Lakhs on the back of three ITM finishes.

Arun Sriram jumped three spots on the annual rankings, landing on #7 after a spectacular Sunday run with ₹11.13 Lakhs in total winnings. He FT-ed the Sunday High Roller and won PokerBaazi’s APT#13 Monsterstack for ₹3.32 Lakhs, along with cashing two other events.

Abhishek Kumar won the other Sunday flagship on Spartan Poker, the ₹35 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack, for the second time, banking a personal-best ₹8.08 Lakhs. He, too, scored in multiple events, netting ₹9.53 Lakhs overall. Bhushan Sohani finished runner-up in the Sunday Superstack and collectively added ₹5.39 Lakhs.

Avinash Kumar went on a scorching run across the APT Online India events on PokerBaazi yesterday and cashed three events for a hefty ₹8.87 Lakhs, including the APT trophy event of the day, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD APT#15 Sunday Major, for a career-best ₹8.08 Lakhs.

Anant Purohit collected almost ₹7 Lakhs across his Sunday run, including winning Adda52`s Mega Suits for an impressive third time for ₹6.61 Lakhs.

Sanket Jain championed the other Adda52 flagship, Adda52 Millions, for ₹6.86 Lakhs, picking up his first title in over a year. The former Game Changer champion JaiKiran Kumar collected ₹4 Lakhs in second place.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot has been on a breakout run since last week and won his second flagship title of the month after taking down Spartan Poker`s Armageddon for ₹4.37 Lakhs. He chopped the top prize heads-up with musician and poker pro Dhaval Mudgal (2nd for ₹4.01 Lakhs).

One of seven players on our tracked database with over ₹10 Crores in tracked winnings, Sahil Mahboobani shipped PokerBaazi`s APT#16 Megastack for ₹3.24 Lakhs. Mahboobani collected ₹3.68 Lakhs in Sunday winnings through three ITM finishes. Chirag Sodha, making his second runner-up finish in the ongoing APT India Online series, chopped the Megastack title with Mahboobani for ₹3.02 Lakhs.

Gurpal Singh (Won APT#12 Sunday Kickoff for ₹2.80 Lakhs), and Dishani Vijay (Won APT#14 (6-Max) Tubo for ₹1.31 Lakhs) won the other APT Online titles on Sunday.

Shagun Jain won PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹3.13 Lakhs.

Gudiya Devi shipped MPL Poker’s Sunday Showstopper for ₹72,000. Ruchi Gupta finished runner-up for ₹48,750.

Utkarsh Vaish, Mohammed Arshaq, Uttam Kumar Sinha, Unnikrishnan Nair, Ravinder Singh, Mohsin Shaikh, Abhishek Sonu, Siddharth Pandey, Sarvesh Sharma, Diwakar Das, Mohd Shaan, Annu Kumar, Kamal Punjabi, and Neeraj Saroj won the other Sunday majors.

Here are the Sunday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

It was a blockbuster Sunday on Spartan Poker, with the site introducing its “Sunday Den Tournaments,” offering over 1.30 Crores in guaranteed prizes across twelve high-octane events.

Sunday High Roller (6-Max) – 50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 55,000

Entries – 56

Re-entries – 27

Rebuys – 22

Prize Pool – 52,50,000

Places Paid – 11

The biggest attraction of the day, Spartan Poker`s 50 Lakhs GTD Sunday High Roller (6-Max), logged in a guarantee-crushing 105-entry field and played down to a heads-up deal. Young Gun Ujjwal ‘Lord Hendrix’ Narwal (opted out from tracking) was the last player standing and won the title for 13.57 Lakhs, making him Sunday’s top scorer. The IOPC – The Crown finalist Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya converted a 3,850 satellite buy-in into a career-best 11.13 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of the heads-up deal!

Ujjwal Narwal
Ujjwal Narwal

 

The Sunday High Roller runner-up, Aayush Arya, crossed the money line in three other events, including an FT score, collectively pocketing 11.93 Lakhs.

Aayush Arya
Aayush Arya

 

His Sunday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday High Roller for 11,12,727

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s Battlezone for 66,900

> 100th in PokerBaazi’s APT#15 Sunday Major for 7,512

> 62nd in PokerBaazi’s APT#13 Monsterstack for 6,248

Aayush Arya’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 2.36 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.01 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #12 |Annual Winnings: 1.69 Crores | Moves to #12 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The Sunday High Roller FT was replete with top regs like Vinayak ‘firehaimai’ Bajaj (3rd for 6.72 Lakhs), last night`s APT#13 Monsterstack winner Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram (4th for 5.17 Lakhs), last week’s Sunday High Roller winner Guneet ‘GeeKay’ Kwatra (5th for 4.09 Lakhs), and APT#14 6-Max Turbo runner-up finisher Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila (6th for 3.20 Lakhs).

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj

 

Rajat ‘NoPrisoners’ Sharma (7th for 2.52 Lakhs), ‘topsetmachli’ (8th for 1.97 Lakhs), the ranked #1 player of the year, Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (9th for 1.50 Lakhs), Anurag ‘CultOfPersonality’ Srivastava (10th for 1.31 Lakhs), and first-ever IOPC – The Crown champion Harshit ‘HeroCaller2.0’ Sanghi (11th for 1.31 Lakhs) were other notables who cashed the Sunday High Roller.

Final Table Results

  1. Ujjwal ‘Lord Hendrix’ Narwal – 13,57,398*
  2. Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya – 11,12,727*
  3. Vinayak ‘firehaimai’ Bajaj – 6,72,000
  4. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – 5,17,125
  5. Guneet ‘GeeKay’ Kwatra – 4,09,500
  6. Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila – 3,20,250

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Sunday Superstack – 35 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 215

Re-entries – 66

Rebuys – 122

Prize Pool – 40,30,000

Places Paid – 39

This past Sunday was a memorable one for the former IOPC title winner Abhishek ‘uncle_scrooge’ Kumar, who won Spartan Poker`s Sunday mainstay, 35 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack, for the second time last night for a career-best 8.08 Lakhs. The #BB8 Endboss third-place finisher Bhushan ‘funchampion’ Sohani secured a runner-up payday worth 5.37 Lakhs.

Abhishek Kumar
Abhishek Kumar

 

In addition to bagging his first title of the year, Abhishek Kumar emerged as one of Sunday`s top scorers and mopped up a personal-best 9.53 Lakhs across three ITM finishes. His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for 8,08,015

> 5th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for 1,37,750

> 57th PokerBaazi’s APT#16 Megastack for 6,831

Abhishek Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.24 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 47.77 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1 | Annual Winnings: 13.43 Lakhs

On Sunday, PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves posted an impressive three FT finishes (four ITMs overall) for 7.44 Lakhs (overall), crossing 1 Crore in annual winnings. His Sunday finishes include:

Ratul Steves
Ratul Steves

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for 3,92,925

> 3rd in Adda52’s Adda52 Millions for 3,00,000

> 7th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) for 33,445

> 32nd in Spartan Poker’s Armageddon for 17,319

Ratul Steves’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.38 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.15 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4 | Annual Winnings: 1.04 Crores

The 11,000 buy-in Sunday Superstack ran from 8 PM to 5.07 AM and paid out 39 places a share from the guarantee-crushing 40.30 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘uncle_scrooge’ Kumar – 8,08,015
  2. Bhushan ‘funchampion’ Sohani – 5,37,199
  3. Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves – 3,92,925
  4. Manish ‘diamond101’ Ranjan – 3,17,161
  5. Siddhanth ‘ChintuDedha’ Kapoor – 2,48,651
  6. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – 1,88,201
  7. Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha – 1,38,229
  8. crispykaro – 1,01,556

 

Armageddon – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 235

Re-entries – 75

Rebuys – 192

Prize Pool – 25,10,000

Places Paid – 39

Last week`s Trending Thursday champion PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot kept his hot run going by taking down his second flagship title this month. The MTT pro shipped Spartan Poker’s 20 Lakhs GTD Armageddon for 4.37 Lakhs, improving upon his third-place finish in this same event last Sunday. He chopped the Sunday title heads-up with another top pro Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal (2nd for 4.01 Lakhs).

Ashish Munot
Ashish Munot

 

Ashish Munot’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.03 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4 | Annual Winnings: 1.18 Crores | Ranked #44 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot – 4,36,749*
  2. Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal – 4,01,089*
  3. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B – 2,44,725
  4. Atishay ‘momstacos’ Samuel – 1,97,537
  5. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – 1,54,867
  6. Nadeem ‘blindgame’ Basha – 1,17,217
  7. Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh – 86,093
  8. Ekagra ‘TipsyGypsey.’ Vason – 63,252

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Battlezone – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,300

Entries – 159

Re-entries – 45

Rebuys – 120

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish shipped the 10 Lakhs GTD Battlezone on Spartan Poker for 2.07 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with the former national-level water polo professional Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve (2nd for 1.64 Lakhs).

Utkarsh Vaish
Utkarsh Vaish

 

Utkarsh Vaish’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 1.06 Crores | Site Profits: 18.31 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Harshad Barve made away with over 3.05 Lakhs across four ITM finishes (including two FT scores). His Sunday finishes include:

Harshad Barve
Harshad Barve

 

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Battlezone for 1,64,306

> 8th in PokerBaazi’s APT#15 Sunday Major for 1,07,985

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s APT#13 Monsterstack for 24,623

> 36th in PokerBaazi’s APT#12 Sunday Kickoff for 8,584

Harshad Barve’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 3.48 Crores| Lifetime Profits: 30.99 Lakhs

The 3,300 buy-in event had to fill in a nominal 28,000 in overlays.

Final Table Results

  1. Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish – 2,06,694*
  2. Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve – 1,64,306*
  3. Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal – 1,02,900
  4. Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare – 83,900
  5. Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya – 66,900
  6. Zafar ‘Zedd’ Ahmed – 51,400
  7. R_w – 37,400
  8. Devang ‘THENERDGUY’ Yadav – 27,100

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Sunday PN – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 407

Re-entries – 142

Rebuys – 296

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 79

The former Destiny winner Uttam ‘chinunew’ Kumar Sinha came out on top in Spartan Poker`s all-new 10 Lakhs GTD Sunday PN, clinching his second title of the year and 1.60 Lakhs in prize money. He struck a heads-up deal with ”Gotterdammerung” (2nd for 1.53 Lakhs).

Uttam Kumar Sinha’s online stats (Spartan Poker & Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: 2.12 Crores| Titles Won in 2022: #2

The 1,100 buy-in event logged in 845 entries, overlaying 1.55 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. Uttam ‘chinunew’ Kumar Sinha – 1,59,790*
  2. ”Gotterdammerung” – 1,52,510*
  3. Severide – 86,200
  4. suraj4757 – 67,200
  5. hutu001 – 52,700
  6. Sanchit ‘devilsanchit’ Anand – 41,400
  7. Pokerbaaz579 – 30,900
  8. grinderunision – 21,400

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Ravinder ‘BROgoingPRO’ Singh won two titles on Spartan Poker yesterday – the 1 Lakh GTD PN Ultimate 4 Card PLO (20,686) and the 1 Lakh GTD Chip Up (18,812), collectively banking 39,498.

Ravinder Singh
Ravinder Singh

 

‘PokerQuee1911’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD PN Hi-Fi for 49,720), Unnikrishnan ‘swimminwdafishies’ Nair (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for 42,321), ‘thereisnospoon’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Smash for 42,300), Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD PN Reloaded for 34,875), and ‘Suoercc99’ (Won 50K GTD The Centurion for 10,025) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

APT#15 Sunday Major – 40 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 480

Re-entries – 459

Prize Pool – 46,95,000

Places Paid – 117

Avinash ‘I_fart_u_faint’ Kumar drove up the Sunday action at the APT Online India Series on PokerBaazi. He raked in a career-best 8.87 Lakhs from four deep runs in APT-branded events, and shipped the trophy event of the day, the 40 Lakhs GTD APT#15 Sunday Major, for a personal-best 8.08 Lakhs. ‘vishakdelhi’ came second for 5.66 Lakhs.

Avinash Kumar
Avinash Kumar

 

His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in APT#15 Sunday Major for 8,08,010 (won his first APT Trophy)

> 5th in APT#12 Sunday Kickoff for 70,004

> 77th in APT#13 Monsterstack for 4,594

> 22nd in APT#17 (6-Max) Turbo for 4,155

Avinash Kumar`s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 76.34 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 9.95 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Final Table Results

  1. Avinash ‘I_fart_u_faint’ Kumar – 8,08,010
  2. vishakdelhi – 5,66,217
  3. Tasaduq ‘Tasduq’ Hussain Rather – 3,67,149
  4. Mukesh ‘Guruuu’ Surana – 2,71,371
  5. Ankit ‘Ankitmodi’ Modi – 2,02,355
  6. Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir – 1,63,856
  7. Kapil ‘Spady’ Arora – 1,35,686
  8. Harshad ‘omglukbox’ Barve – 1,07,985

 

APT#13 Monsterstack – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,750

Entries – 391

Re-entries – 344

Prize Pool – 18,38,000

Places Paid – 90

Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram was one of the six players bagging APT Online titles yesterday and won the bragging rights in PokerBaazi`s 15 Lakhs GTD APT#13 Monsterstack for 3.32 Lakhs. ‘Navneet78’ collected 2.33 Lakhs in second place.

Arun Sriram
Arun Sriram

 

The Bengaluru-based entrepreneur, Arun Sriram, featured right up among the Sunday chartbusters with a whopping 11.13 Lakhs in total winnings, which happens to be his third-best finish this year. His impressive Sunday run catapulted him up three places to #7 in the annual rankings.

His top Sunday finishes include:

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday High Roller for ₹5,17,125

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s APT#13 MonsterStack for ₹3,32,588

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹1,88,201

> 15th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special for 27,134

Arun Sriram`s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 3.91 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.41 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #8 | Annual Winnings: 1.84 Crores | Moves to #7 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Final Table Results

  1. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – 3,32,588
  2. Navneet78 – 2,33,179
  3. Utkarsh ‘Sam20542’ Srivastava – 1,50,308
  4. Unnikrishnan ‘TigerGemini1974’ Nair – 1,11,169
  5. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – 83,239
  6. Punya ‘madhumangal’ Behera – 67,253
  7. Retheesh ‘shaddy’ K R – 55,676
  8. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – 44,284

 

APT#16 MegaStack – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 434

Re-entries – 394

Prize Pool – ₹20,70,000

Places Paid – 99

Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani, one of seven players on our tracked database with over ₹10 Crores in online winnings, made away with almost ₹3.68 Lakhs in Sunday winnings, including his first APT Online title. The seasoned pro ran past a field of 828 entrants in PokerBaazi`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD APT#16 Megastack, netting ₹3.24 Lakhs. Making his second runner-up finish in the ongoing series, Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha chopped the Megastack title with Mahboobani for ₹3.02 Lakhs.

Sahil Mahboobani
Sahil Mahboobani

 

Mahboobani`s top Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s APT#16 Megastack for ₹3,23,767 (HU deal)

> 9th in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹16,740

> 61st in PokerBaazi’s APT#15 Sunday Major for ₹15,024

Sahil Mahboobani’s online stats: ₹10.23 Crores | Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.36 Crores| Titles Won in 2022: #6

The runner-up finisher Chirag Sodha did even better by cashing six other events and raking in ₹3.90 Lakhs overall. His top Sunday finishes include:

Chirag Sodha
Chirag Sodha

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s APT#16 Megastack for ₹3,01,580 (HU deal)

> 9th in Adda52 Millions for ₹50,000

> 34th in Spartan Poker’s Armageddon for ₹17,319

Chirag Sodha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.14 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7

Final Table Results