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Daily Majors: Karan Radia, Harsh Bubna, Anant Purohit, Sreekanth Narayan & Siddarth Singhvi Torpedoed Through the Tuesday Majors

With two mega-series, i.e. the IOPC and the APT India Online Series, on its last legs, there has no dearth of exciting online action. Last night was no different.

Young Gun Karan Radia‘s has been popping up quite frequently in our daily online reports, and yesterday, he was the star performer. He took down PokerBaazi’s APT#14 PLO Highroller for an impressive ₹6 Lakhs. Last year’s winningest player, Gaurav Sood, finished runner-up for ₹4.21 Lakhs.

Harsh Bubna was on a tear last night. Though the promising talent missed out on claiming the title in Adda52’s The Mint, finished runner-up instead, he more than made up for it by taking down PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹2.73 Lakhs. He ended the night with an overall score of ₹5.39 Lakhs.

Seasoned pro Anant Purohit headlined the list of Day 13 IOPC title winners. He won the IOPC#80 – Tuesday Prime for ₹5 Lakhs, while Vishnu Khandelwal came in second for ₹4.73 Lakhs.

Siddarth Singhvi championed the IOPC#81 – Tuesday Spotlight for ₹2.70 Lakhs. Meanwhile, Siddharth Gangwar won IOPC #82 – All Rounder Boost for ₹2.51 Lakhs.

Aditya Singh captured back-to-back titles in Spartan Poker’s IOPC#79 for ₹1.06 Lakhs and PokerStars India’s Uppercut Mini for ₹42,390, raking in ₹1.53 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings.

Sreekanth Narayan shipped Adda52’s The Mint for ₹3.75 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh was the last player standing in PokerBaazi’s APT#15 Megastack, walking away with a ₹2.39 Lakhs top prize.

Pawan Tez, Charu Vikram Kaushik, Jaya Bharathkumar Prajapati, Adarsh Jha, Sahil Roxx, Gopal Bajaj, and John Raphael won the other Tuesday flagships.

Here are the Tuesday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The highlight tourney of Day 13 of the IOPC 12th Edition was the ₹32 Lakhs GTD IOPC#80 – Tuesday Prime. Sporting a ₹3,300 buy-in the event logged in 1,179 entries, collecting a ₹35.37 Lakhs prize pool. Veteran pro Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit picked up his first IOPC title of the series and his third of the year in this event, banking a ₹5 Lakhs payday. A heads-up chop saw Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal take home a second-place payout worth ₹4.73 Lakhs.

Anant Purohit
Anant Purohit

 

Anant Purohit’s online stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.26 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.99 Crores

Clinching his career-fourth IOPC title, Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi raced past the 838-entry-field in the ₹15 Lakhs GTD IOPC#81 – Tuesday Spotlight to claim the lion’s share of the ₹16.76 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹2.70 Lakhs. Lavesh ‘devbhati’ Meena finished runner-up for ₹2.56 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Siddarth Singhvi
Siddarth Singhvi

 

The ₹12 Lakhs GTD IOPC #82 – All Rounder Boost dragged in 644 entries, recording a guarantee-smashing prize pool of ₹12.88 Lakhs. The 11 PM tourney culminated short of 7 AM with Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar grabbing his career-first IOPC title and the ₹2.51 Lakhs up top after defeating the recent IOPC #24 – Blaze champion, Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel Sharma (runner-up for ₹1.59 Lakhs) in the heads-up showdown.

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar

 

Siddharth Gangwar’s online stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.87 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹66.67 Lakhs

Mystery player ‘Tejas.pd’ championed the The ₹7 Lakhs GTD IOPC #78 for ₹1.31 Lakhs after besting a 355-strong entry field, eventually striking a heads-up deal with ‘Rohish’ (runner-up for ₹1.19 Lakhs).

Aditya ‘konstantinn’ Singh persisted with his blistering form, adding yet another win to his tally after taking down the ₹5 Lakhs GTD IOPC#79 for ₹1.06 Lakhs. ‘Benjamin Roulette’ secured a second-place payout worth ₹96,870, following a heads-up chop.

Aditya Singh
Aditya Singh

 

Aditya Singh has been crushing it over the past few weeks on the virtual felts and has already picked up five titles this year, out of which two were IOPC wins. Yesterday, he also shipped PokerStars India’s Uppercut Mini for ₹42,390 and scored in PokerBaazi’s APT#15 Megastack (61st for ₹4,986), netting ₹1.53 Lakhs in cumulative winnings. His online stats (excluding PokerStars India) – Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.99 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹58.79 Lakhs

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD IOPC #77 attracted 823 entries who signed up for ₹550, and the top 71 places shared the ₹4.11 Lakhs prize pool. The last player standing was Jaya ‘denb’ Bharathkumar Prajapati, who collected a paycheck of ₹79,420 after prevailing over Ashish ‘Ataraxia’ Kaushik (runner-up for ₹50,038) in the heads-up clash.

Runner-up Ashish Kaushik
Runner-up Ashish Kaushik

 

The second opening day of the flagship ₹3.50 Crores GTD IOPC – The Crown logged in 421 participants who coughed up the ₹11,000 buy-in, and after the stipulated levels of play, only 55 players advanced through to Day 2. Bagging the chip lead was ‘FuffadJi’ with a stack of 308,636, while rounding out the top five chip counts were Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra (260,833), WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer (254,270), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ’Donkey 07’ Munot (233,891), and Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar (233,422).

Sanish Chhabra
Sanish Chhabra

 

Adding the 373 runners from Day 1A, The Crown has pulled in 794 entrants with six more flights yet to play out before Day 2 on Sunday.

The Day 1B of the ₹40 Lakhs GTD IOPC – Value Mine featuring a ₹660 buy-in, gathered a player pool of 570 contestants and by the end, only 44 survivors made the cut for Day 2. Emerging as the chip leader was Dhaval ‘mahakal07’ Solanki (379,698), while ‘RNB317’ (286,928), and Deepak ‘Checktrap6’ G Jain (275,709), rounded out the top three stacks.

‘Kobrakabeer’ (Won Sunday Night Rider – Deepstack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹50,645), jabwebet (Won Afternoon Kick-Off ₹70K GTD for ₹23,800), and MoonKnight7 (Won The Centurion ₹50K GTD for ₹10,661) shipped the other Tuesday marquees on Spartan Poker.

Day 13 of the IOPC leaderboard standings saw Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal (10,472 points) retaining his seat at the top of the table, followed by Bhanu ‘ikiru’ Prakash KC (10,223 points). Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta (9,235 points) jumped up to #3.

IOPC Leaderboard Standings After Day 13

RankPlayerPoints
1Vinay 'BeepBeepImaJeep' Rajpal10,472
2Bhanu 'ikiru' Prakash KC10,223
3Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta9,235
4Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj 9,179
5Siddarth 'PeterPunter' Singhvi8,651
6NoConnection8,578
7Abhijit 'TheSupremeOne' Kumar8,218
8Saransh 'iammrmeeseeks' Garg7,814
9Kritagya 'Kritagya_1703' Sharma7,796
10Anurag 'CultOfPersonality' Srivastava7,637

 

PokerBaazi

Day 3 of the APT Online India Series had a total of five events on the tap.

The day’s featured trophy event was the ₹25 Lakhs GTD APT#14 PLO Highroller. The ₹11,000 entry buy-in tourney was the second PLO event on the schedule and the first high roller tournament of the series. The first player to win three IOPC January 2022 titles, Young Gun Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia, raced past the 255-entry field to claim the most significant portion of the ₹25.50 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹6 Lakhs.

Karan Radia
Karan Radia

 

The 2020 & 2021 Leaderboard topper Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood, who was eyeing for his career-second APT Online India trophy (third APT title), settled for a runner-up score worth ₹4.21 Lakhs.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

The defending APT Online India Championship Event winner, Gaurav Sood, posted ITM scores in four more events, banking a collective ₹4.92 Lakhs.

His scores were:

> Runner-up in PokerBaazi’s APT#14 PLO Highroller for ₹4.21 Lakhs

> 7th in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹41,580

> 52nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #80 – Tuesday Prime for ₹12,733

> 25th in PokerBaazi’s APT#15 Megastack for ₹9,298

> 25th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹7,875

Gaurav Sood’s online stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.61 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹6.04 Crores | Annual Winnings – ₹46.38 Lakhs | Ranked #6 in our Annual Winnings Leaderboard

The ranked #2 player of the year, Young Gun Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav ITM-ed five events yesterday (including two FT scores), collectively earning ₹1.79 Lakhs.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

His scores were:

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s APT#14 PLO Highroller for ₹1.20 Lakhs

> 8th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹40,949

> 27th in PokerBaazi’s APT#16 Turbo 6-Max for ₹7,740

> 41st in PokerBaazi’s APT#15 Megastack for ₹7,007

> 56th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #79 for ₹2,455

Anuj Yadav’s online stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.09 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.18 Crores | Annual Winnings – ₹63.90 Lakhs | Ranked #2 in our Annual Winnings Leaderboard

The ranked #5 player of the year Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik (3rd for ₹2.71 Lakhs), Adda52 Ambassador Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni (4th for ₹2 Lakhs), and Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha (5th for ₹1.50 Lakhs) also FT-ed the APT#14 PLO Highroller.

The former IOPC – The Crown winner PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh took down the ₹8 Lakhs GTD APT#15 Megastack for ₹2.39 Lakhs, following a heads-up chop with stablemate Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (runner-up for ₹2.17 Lakhs). The ₹2,750 buy-in event locked in 539 entries, collecting a ₹13.47 Lakhs in the prize pool (68.44% more than its listed guarantee). The top 63 players got paid.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

Singh earned a collective ₹2.34 Lakhs in Tuesday scores. His online stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.03 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.13 Crores | Annual Winnings – ₹19.74 Lakhs

On Tuesday, the runner-up Ashish Ahuja banked a cumulative ₹2.31 Lakhs from three ITM finishes. His online stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.13 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.92 Crores | Annual Winnings – ₹54.23 Lakhs| Ranked #4 in our Annual Winnings Leaderboard

The ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD APT#16 Turbo 6-Max collected a guarantee-crushing 12.28 Lakhs in the prize pool on the back of 819 entries, and the top 99 places walked past the money line. The former PMVS The Monster champion Sarveshshahni navigated their way to the top to win ₹2.01 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with pareeknaman (second for ₹1.70 Lakhs). The champion ‘Sarveshshahni’ boosted their lifetime earnings on PokerBaazi to ₹20.53 Lakhs.

The ₹6 Lakhs GTD APT#13 KO pulled in 404 runners, generating a profitable ₹6.06 Lakhs prize pool. Eventually, Abhishek ‘abhishekthoke’ Thoke converted a ₹220 buy-in satellite victory to bank a career-best ₹1.34 Lakhs (includes ₹6,500 in bounties). ‘bunnyhigh’ collected ₹96,082 (₹7,000 in bounties) for their runner-up finish. After the win, the champion Thoke improved their lifetime winnings on PokerBaazi to ₹14.90 Lakhs.

Abhishek Thoke
Abhishek Thoke

 

Circuit reg Charu ‘7samcalvin’ Vikram Kaushik ran past a 458-strong player field to champion the ₹4 Lakhs GTD APT#12 Hyper 4-Max for ₹81,684. ‘gehrman’ secured a runner-up payday worth ₹74,906, courtesy of a heads-up chop. Kaushik pushed his lifetime scores tally ₹37.27 Lakhs to after the win.

Charu Vikram Kaushik
Charu Vikram Kaushik

 

Monday’s APT#7 DST winner Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Jha took down the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Daily Night Sprint for ₹68,662, winning his second title on consecutive days.

 

PokerStars India

The staple Tuesday MTT on PokerStars India, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Bounty Builder HR crushed its listed guarantee by ₹1.62 Lakhs on the back of 166 challengers who bought in for ₹7,700, and the top 17 places finished ITM. The last player standing was Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna, who walked away with ₹2.73 Lakhs up top for his site best score, with Harsh ‘Kakori Kabab’ Dembla placing second for ₹1.67 Lakhs.

Harsh Bubna
Harsh Bubna

 

Bubna lapped up over ₹5.39 Lakhs last night and also made it to Day 2 of the IOPC The Crown. His top ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for a site-best ₹2.73 Lakhs

> 2nd in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹2.26 Lakhs

Harsh Bubna’s online stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.37 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹42.80 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

The other marquee on the site, the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini faced a slight overlay of ₹3,750 after clocking in 157 entrants who coughed up the ₹1,375 buy-in, and paid out the top 17 places. Racing past the competition was Aditya ‘ukid767’ Singh who took away ₹42,390 up top after defeating ‘jjrock420’ (runner-up for ₹21,838) in the heads-up quarrel.

Sahil ‘gr8sahil19’ Roxx (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹25,832), ‘I am VR4Poker’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹12,529), Gopal ‘MrBigSlick139’ Bajaj (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹12,221), and John ‘jopay0310’ Raphael (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,524) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Adda52’s Tuesday marquee, The Mint took off at the scheduled 8 PM slot. A total of 432 players registered to play, bringing the collected prize pool of the ₹15 Lakhs GTD tourney to ₹15.12 Lakhs. The final 43 players cashed out, with the former Millionaire Lite and one of January’s Destiny champions Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan picking his second title of the year for ₹3.75 Lakhs. Harsh ‘harsh1327 Bubna finished runner-up to pad his bankroll by ₹2.27 Lakhs.

Sreekanth Narayan
Sreekanth Narayan

 

Narayan also made it to the FT of PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR where he placed seventh for ₹42,322, collectively adding ₹4.17 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings.

His top scores include:

>1st in Adda52’s The Mint ₹15 Lakhs GTD for ₹3.75 Lakhs

> 7th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹42,322

Sreekanth Narayan’s online stats – Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.44 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.39 Crores

The ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager crowned a champion in the former The Big Deal champion Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez who bested the 345-player field, eventually walking away with the biggest share from the ₹3.45 Lakhs prize pool, a payday of ₹86,250. Hemant ‘hemant11300’ Ghusinga placed second for ₹52,268. Tez currently sits with ₹3.47 Crores in tracked lifetime winnings.

Pawan Tez
Pawan Tez

 

Shinichiyamamoto’ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹37,981), ‘sanzoo’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹15,012), ‘6295zafar’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹60K GTD for ₹14,523), ‘chunu79’ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹11,993), ‘gunrider’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹11,200) and ‘pokerkhiladi420’ (Won Midnight Bash ₹22K GTD for ₹7,058) also bagged titles.

 

Khelo365

The ₹20K GTD, Under the Gun PLO engaged 87 player and KInghigh, outlasted them all to bag ₹10,440 in first-place prize money. Zebronic77 finished runner-up for ₹6,525.

 

MPL Poker

User ‘Ruby’ claimed the top spot in MPL Poker’s ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD, Tuesday Slam and walked away with ₹66,000. Their heads-up opponent Fish came second for ₹44,000.

 

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This Week in Poker: January 19 – 25

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!

Anyone following our Daily Majors updates will know that this week was all about the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC). Returning for its 12th edition on January 20, the series is off to a guarantee-crushing start and on track to blow its ginormous ₹30 Crores prize pool guarantee to smithereens!

IOPC completed a week`s run yesterday, and Ankit Bajaj headlines the fiercely-contested leaderboard standings with 5,466 points. Vinay Rajpal (5,297 points) and Spartan Poker user ‘NoConnection’ (5,141 points) are the other frontrunners to win the 1 Crore GTD leaderboard race.

Amit Kaushik was the biggest revelation this week! The upcoming poker streamer was a part of the massive 2,397-entry field in the ₹1.50 Crores GTD IOPC #24 – Blaze and chopped the title five-way on Sunday to collect a whopping ₹16.14 Lakhs in second place. And what`s best – he pulled out the smashing run while live-streaming his hectic grind across a marathon 12 hours! Proving that the Sunday run was no flash in the pan, Kaushik knocked out some other deep runs like winning PokerStars India`s Bounty Builder HR and placing third in IOPC #37 – Tuesday Spotlight. Sitting a very close #2 in the monthly/annual leaderboard standings, Kaushik posted ₹23.82 Lakhs in cumulative winnings, making him our “PokerGuru Star of the Week!”

Young Gun Kanchan Sharma grabbed all the eyeballs on Sunday for winning the IOPC #24 – Blaze on Spartan Poker. As mentioned above, she struck a heads-up deal in the event to collect a personal-best ₹17.99 Lakhs. She has brought two stacks to Day 2 and placed 33rd on the other for ₹60,784, cumulatively adding ₹18.60 Lakhs.

Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalani, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha, Young Gun Neel Joshi, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja, Manish Lakhotia, Rubin Labroo, Harshad Barve, Ankit Bajaj, Amit More, Armaan Kochhar, and Anant Purohit were the other top scorers of the week!

Even with another 10 days of the IOPC extravaganza left to run, MTT players have the Asian Poker Tour India Online Series to look forward to. The third edition of the APT-branded series returns on Sunday and guarantees over ₹7 Crores across 43 events. There are nine APT Trophies and two Championship Rings to be won!

That`s not all! Asia-centric Natural8 will be running the Super Millions Week (January 31 – February 6), guaranteeing $40 Million across 42 events. Wait – there`s more, as the site also has another smashing edition of the Asia Poker League (APL) Online Series returning on January 30. The series will run all the way until February 13 with ¥80,000,000 in guaranteed prizes and 20 “Jade Trophy” events up for grabs!

The country celebrated its 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday, and online poker operators reflected the hues of national pride and patriotism by coming up with Republic Day-themed offers. MPL Poker and PokerHigh hosted special Republic Day tournaments, while IndiaPlays offered a deposit bonus.

In other news updates, the Mobile Premier League (MPL) CEO Sai Srinivas has reached out to the Indian government seeking a fund for up-and-coming online gaming developers to be set up to help the community grow.

The social gaming and entertainment setup WinZO onboarded YouTube content creator Ajey Nagar, AKA “CarryMinati,” as its brand ambassador. Nagar will produce gaming-centric content on his streaming channel “Carryislive.”

International online gaming giant PokerStars has entered a multi-year global partnership with Red Bull Racing ahead of the 2022 Formula One season.

Meanwhile, World Poker Tour (WPT) Season XX officially kicked off on January 21, with the WPT LuckyHearts Poker Open at Hollywood, Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The brand has announced a few changes to its Player of the Year (POY) points system.

 

Online Railbird Report

With the 12th edition of IOPC headlining the proceedings, Amit Kaushik walked away as the week`s chartbuster. Kaushik chopped the massive ₹1.50 Crores GTD IOPC #24 – Blaze five-way, placing runner-up for ₹16.14 Lakhs. He kept piling in scores throughout the week worth a collective ₹23.82 Lakhs to earn the bragging rights of becoming our “PokerGuru Star of the Week.’

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

His top finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #24 – Blaze for ₹16.14 Lakhs, 294th for ₹15,149

> 1st in PokerStars India`s Bounty Builder HR for ₹2.72 Lakhs

> 3rd in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #37 Tuesday Spotlight for ₹1.70 Lakhs

> 7th in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #4 – Thursday Prime for ₹1.22 Lakhs

Our first and to-date only female Young Gun, Kanchan Sharma, missed winning the “Star of the Week” title by a whisker. She made a spectacular run in the ₹1.50 Crores GTD IOPC #24 – Blaze to walk away with the prestigious title and a career-best ₹17.99 Lakhs. Sharma had carried two stacks to Day 2 of the IOPC Blaze and placed 33rd on the second stack for ₹60,784, banking a cumulative ₹18.60 Lakhs. Her weekly tally touched an impressive ₹23.81 Lakhs.

Kanchan Sharma
Kanchan Sharma

 

The ranked #1 player in the annual/monthly standings, Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalani, had a terrific week. He went on a rampage taking down two marquee events, collectively adding ₹19.86 Lakhs.

Siddhanth Kripalani
Siddhanth Kripalani

 

His top finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #22 – Sunday Prime for ₹12.03 Lakhs

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹5.41 Lakhs

> 7th in Adda52`s The Ballers for ₹77,234

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha was another breakout winner who added ₹18.39 Lakhs.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

His top finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi`s The Summit for ₹3.79 Lakhs

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s The Pride for ₹3.25 Lakhs

> 4th in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #4 – Thursday Prime for ₹2.68 Lakhs

> 4th in Adda52`s The Mint for ₹1.32 Lakhs

Young Gun Neel Joshi netted over ₹17.83 Lakhs this week, headlined by a fifth-place finish in IOPC #24 – Blaze.

Neel Joshi
Neel Joshi

 

His top finishes include:

> 5th in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #24 – Blaze for ₹13.07 Lakhs

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #38 – All Rounder for ₹2.64 Lakhs

Another PokerGuru Ambassador, Ashish Ahuja, joined the party. He shipped the Excalibur and FT-ed another six events to walk away with ₹17.67 Lakhs in collective winnings.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

His top finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52`s Excalibur for ₹2.97 Lakhs

> 3rd in Adda52`s The Ballers for ₹2.95 Lakhs

> 2nd in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #37 – Tuesday Spotlight for ₹2.38 Lakhs

> 4th in PokerBaazi`s BSS SuperStack for ₹1.66 Lakhs

> 6th in PokerStars India`s Winter Series – 70 Super Highroller for ₹1.15 Lakhs

The #2 ranked player of 2021, Manish Lakhotia, looks determined to make another run at the top of the annual leader and lapped up ₹16.41 Lakhs this past week.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

His top finishes include:

> 6th, 8th, 131st, & 167th in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #24 – Blaze for ₹8.60 Lakhs

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #2 for ₹2.17 Lakhs

> 5th in Adda52`s The Ballers for ₹1.46 Lakhs

> 3rd in Adda52`s Sunday Showdown for ₹1.10 Lakhs

The 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin Labroo was among the Sunday headliners, primarily on the back of his fourth-place finish in the ₹1.50 Crores GTD IOPC #24 – Blaze for ₹14.27 Lakhs (collectively). He also won PokerBaazi’s SPRINT to close out the week with ₹16.31 Lakhs in total earnings.

Rubin Labroo
Rubin Labroo

 

His top finishes include:

> 4th & 310th in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #24 – Blaze for ₹14.12 Lakhs & ₹15,149

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s SPRINT for ₹1.06 Lakhs

Harshad Barve, Ankit Bajaj, Amit More, Armaan Kochhar, and Anant Purohit were the big scorers of the week.

 

Notable Winners of the Week

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Kanchan Sharma₹18.60 LakhsIOPC #24 ₹1.50 Crore GTDSpartan Poker
Siddhanth Kripalani₹12.03 LakhsIOPC #22 – Sunday Prime ₹50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Amit More₹11.92 LakhsIOPC#11 – Friday Spotlight ₹50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Armaan Kochhar₹7.79 LakhsIOPC#4: Thursday Prime ₹35 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Rahul Singroha₹7.22 LakhsAdda52 Millions 25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Vijendra Sharma₹6.62 LakhsGodfather ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Anant Purohit₹6.55 LakhsMega Suits ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Aniket Waghmare₹6.49 LakhsDestiny ₹25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Harshad Barve₹5.81 LakhsThe Ballers ₹22.50 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Saurabh Rohila₹5.50 LakhsIOPC #23 – Sunday Spotlight ₹20 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Mayank Makhija₹5.44 LakhsIOPC #30 – Monday Prime ₹25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
“Srini2021”₹5.42 LakhsThe Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ayush Garg₹5.42 LakhsWinter Series-82 [Main Event] ₹25 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Siddhanth Kripalani₹5.41 LakhsThe Weekly HighRoller ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Dhiraj Lakhotia₹4.97 LakhsBSS SuperStack ₹20 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Aditya Singh₹4.85 LakhsIOPC#5 Thursday Spotlight ₹18 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Kunal Yadav₹4.72 LakhsWinter Series-70 [Super Highroller] ₹20 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Siddharth Pandey₹4.09 LakhsMaverick ₹15 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Mang Hanghing₹3.63 LakhsIOPC#10 – Friday Prime ₹20 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ankit Bajaj₹3.56 LakhsIOPC #25 – D’Lite Day ₹30 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Arjanveer Singh Chadha₹3.25 LakhsThe Pride ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Vaibhav Arora₹2.96 LakhsIOPC#6: All Rounder ₹12 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Anmol Narang₹2.93 LakhsIOPC #31 – Monday Spotlight ₹15 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Devang Yadav₹2.61 LakhsWinter Series-63 [Highroller] ₹11 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
“Giraldik”₹2.58 LakhsIOPC #32 – All Rounder Monster Stack ₹12 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Yash Chitre₹2.53 LakhsIOPC#1 Launch Party ₹12 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Anurag Srivastava₹2.44 LakhsIOPC#12 – All Rounder (Deepstack) ₹12 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
“openended”₹2.23 LakhsThe Big Show ₹7.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
“Samimeel”₹2.21 LakhsIron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Manish Lakhotia₹2.17 LakhsIOPC#2 ₹7.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Lavesh Meena₹2.17 LakhsIOPC#3 Monster Stack ₹6.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
“golddigger1905”₹1.96 LakhsIOPC#9 – DST ₹7.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Anurag Srivastava₹1.73 LakhsIOPC#8 – ₹6.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Mohammad Azhar₹1.69 LakhsMonster Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Abhijeet Kumar₹1.66 LakhsIOPC #29 ₹6.25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
“ArMaGaDoN”₹1.62 LakhsWednesday Vibes ₹6.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Puneet Sachan₹1.59 LakhsBSS MonsterStack 6-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Nishant Kumar₹1.58 LakhsIOPC#20 ₹ 7.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
“KingOfAllSpades”₹1.57 LakhsBSS Sprint 7-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Mayank Maruka₹1.42 LakhsIOPC #28 ₹7 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker
Nishant Kumar₹1.38 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
“acessorted”₹1.28 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Akshay Kapoor₹1.17 LakhsBattle Royale 7-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
“ZEHER17"₹1.15 LakhsWinter Series-72 [Uppercut Mini] ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Ashish Kumar₹1.14 LakhsWinter Series-65 [Big Bubble Rush] ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
“Gd1921”₹1.08 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Rubin Labroo₹1.06 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Pawan Kumar₹1.05 LakhsFriday Bounty ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
“STEWIEGRIFFIN”₹97KLa Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Mohit Mehta₹94KIOPC#7 – ₹4 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Sankalp Marwah₹82KVoyager ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Tanmay Bhalerao₹81KIOPC #27 ₹4 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
“cowboysinplay”₹70KWinter Series-58 [Bounty Builder] ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India

 

APT India Online Series is Back for its 3rd Edition! (January 30 – February 6)

PokerBaazi is readying to host the third edition of the prestigious Asian Poker Tour (APT) India Online Series. The ₹7 Crores-plus GTD mega fest takes off on Sunday, i.e., January 30, and will run 43 events right up to February 6. There are nine APT Trophies and two Championship Rings up for grabs during the eight-day-long series.

APT India Online Series

Read the complete report here

 

Natural8 to Host Super Millions Week & APL Online Series

Asia’s top online poker room, Natural8, is on the anvil of hosting the $40 Million GTD Super Millions Week. The week-long series runs from January 31 to February 6.

The site has also announced another edition of one of Asia’s most popular online MTT stops – the Asia Poker League (APL) Online Series that starts on January 30 and will run until February 13. The upcoming APL Online Series edition features ¥80,000,000 in guaranteed prizes and 20 “Jade Trophy” events.

 

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.

Top Videos of the Week: January 9 – 15

In this weekly feature, we take a look at the most trending videos from the poker world. From the craziest to the funniest – from the interesting to the bizarre – you’ll find it all here every week!

Super Achiever Ft. Anant Purohit

Last week, 36-year-old Anant Purohit stormed into the elite 8 Crore Club on the back of his stellar run in Adda52’s The Ballers. Purohit took down the event, winning his first title of the year and ₹6.32 Lakhs in prize money.

Find out all about what he`s been up to, the changes he has had to make after a new addition in the family, and more in the interview below.

 

MPL Poker Showdown Week 1 Ft. Rohan Joshi, Sahil Shah, Sharan Nair, Gamerfleet, Karan Singh Magic & Aanchal Agrawal

MPL Poker`s ambitious MPL Poker Showdown got underway on Wednesday. Round 1 featured celebrities – Rohan Joshi, Sahil Shah, Sharan Nair, Gamerfleet, Karan Singh Magic, and Aanchal Agrawal.

Suhani Shah, Nishant Tanwar & MPL Poker Pro Dhaval Mudgal called the shots on the action!

After more than 90 minutes of play, Karan Singh Magic and Sharan Nair qualified for the Semi-Finals and a shot at the ₹15 Lakhs prize pool.

 

Anant Purohit Stream MTTs For Monster Poker Community

The recent ₹8 Crore Club entrant Anant Purohit streamed his Friday run, playing marquee events on Spartan Poker and Adda52.

 

Shobhit Bhargava Streams For PokerBaazi

Last Sunday, Shobhit Bhargava streamed the two PokerBaazi Classics flagships, the ₹2 Crores GTD The Game Changer and the ₹40 Lakhs GTD BSS Superstack!

 

On Thursday, Bhargava streamed a ₹10/₹25 cash game session on his YouTube channel 569poker.

 

IPPA’s Ashutosh Kumar, Umesh Singh, Harsh Dev Jhirmiria & Devvrat Singh Kaurav Stream MTTs

On Sunday, Ashutosh Kumar streamed ₹10 Lakhs GTD Monster Madness on PokerSaint.

 

Umesh Singh streamed PokerBaazi’s ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST on Monday.

 

Ashutosh Kumar returned for his second stream on Tuesday, this time playing Spartan Poker’s ₹16 Lakhs GTD Megastack!

 

On Wednesday, Harsh Dev Jhirmiria took a shot streaming Poker Saint’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD WestCoast.

 

In his third stream of the week, Ashutosh Kumar joined MPL Poker’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Thursday Smash.

 

Devvrat Singh Kaurav streamed Spartan Poker’s ₹9 Lakhs GTD Futuristic on Friday.

 

Nikhil Segel Streams For Natural8

After a long three-week gap, Nikhil Segel fired two streams for Natural8 this week. He played the $200 GTD NLHE PKO 3-Max on Monday.

 

On Wednesday, Segel streamed the $200 GTD PLO/NLO PKO 3-Max.

 

PokerGuru Daily Majors Recap With Saumya Paithankar

PokerGuru’s Saumya Paithankar delivered another week of daily updates. Our top picks are the Sunday (January 9) and Wednesday (January 12) recaps.

 

 

 

Super MILLION$ Show – S02E26

GGPoker’s Super MILLION$ Show returned with the cards-up FT replay of the site’s flagship $1 Million GTD Super Millions Highroller with Kevin ‘Rotterdam’ van der Kooi and Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew calling the action.

Poker superstar Michael Addamo kept his winning streak in High Roller`s ticking as he championed the event for a record fifth time for $518,640.

 

Stairway to Millions Final Table Coverage Event 1, Event 2 & Event 3 – PokerGO

The brand new PokerGO Stairway To Millions gives players the chance to buy in for $1,000 and run it up to the highest of stakes and a chance to compete on the greatest stage at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.

PokerGO streamed the final table action of Event #1, Event #2 & Event #3 on their YouTube channel with colorful commentary by Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks.

Daniel Sepiol took down Event #1 for $28,500.

 

Chance Kornuth went back-to-back, winning Event #2 ($51,600) and Event #3 ($80.640).

 

Kornuth returned to the winner’s circle a day later when he won Event #3: $4,200 NL Hold’em for $80,640. Kornuth has now cashed in all three Stairway To Millions tournaments, winning two of them, and has successfully stepped his way into the fourth tournament.

Cards-up FT Coverage of PokerStars’ Winter Series $5,200 Main Event

PokerStars streamed the final table action from the $5,200 buy-in Winter Series Main Event with James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and Nick Walsh voicing the action.

Bulgaria’s Ognyan “cocojamb0” Dimov was the last player standing and won $384,447.

 

Alex ‘Pwndidi’ Theologis $25K WSOP High Roller Review – Run It Once

Earlier this year, Run It Once Elite coach Alex ‘Pwndidi’ Theologis took down $25K High Roller at the WSOP Online Series for $1,212,033.

Theologis reviews his final table gameplay with five players remaining in the video below.

 

Stream Highlights – Lex Veldhuis

PokerStars Ambassador Lex Veldhuis released another highlight video this week from his time streaming PokerStars MTTs.

 

PokerStaples Stream Highlights – Jaime Staples

Check out the highlights of partypoker Ambassador Jaime Staples’ latest stream below.

 

David Kaye Poker Vlog Ep. 348

In the latest poker vlog, David Kaye plays cash games online.

 

Jeff Gross Podcast Ft. Bryn Kenney – Highlights

The most recent Jeff Gross Podcast highlights featured his interview with Bryn Kenney after winning the 2019 Triton Million.

Kenney can be seen talking all about his wild progression in poker and when and how his poker career really started taking off. He describes in detail an astounding memory that has helped him with his poker success and how he visualized being the best in the world at age 18!

 

Cash Game Action – Live at the Bike

Watch more high-stakes cash game action live from the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles!

 

Keep following PokerGuru for a compilation of the top poker videos each week!

Daily Majors: Ujjwal Narwal, Vinayak Bajaj, Anant Purohit, Tanmay Benara & Anuj Yadav Rocked the Friday Flagships

The MTT action has been intense in the opening week of 2022, dominated primarily by the PokerBaazi Classics. The ₹5 Crores GTD inaugural series is on the home stretch, and as we approach Sunday, all eyes are on the ₹2 Crores GTD Game Changer 5.0 that will run its fourth and final starting flight tonight before playing down to a winner on Sunday.

Coming to Friday’s action, the long-time circuit pro Anant Purohit grabbed the day`s single-biggest score worth ₹6.32 Lakhs in Adda52’s The Ballers, defeating Young Gun Gaurav Sood (2nd for ₹3.83 Lakhs) heads-up. Purohit`s Friday run helped him reach a significant milestone, the exclusive ₹8 Crore Club!’

Headlining Day 6 of the PokerBaazi Classics was the PBC #10 Weekly HighRoller. Thursday’s Godfather champion Vinayak Bajaj went back-to-back to claim his second flagship title in two days, winning ₹6.28 Lakhs following a 3-way deal with Arun Poply (2nd for ₹6.01 Lakhs) and ‘classic78’ (3rd for ₹5.62 Lakhs).

Spartan Poker’s The Elite also played down to a three-way deal with Tanmay Benara walking away with the title and a ₹5.02 Lakhs payday. Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal (2nd) & PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha (3rd) picked up ₹5 Lakhs each, courtesy of the deal.

Ujjwal Narwal was Friday`s top scorer with ₹7.77 Lakhs in total earnings on the back of two blockbuster finishes. In addition to his runner-up finish in The Elite, Narwal posted a fourth-place finish in PBC #10 Weekly HighRoller for ₹2.77 Lakhs.

Young Gun Anuj Yadav topped the charts on PokerStars India. The online phenom bested the 62-strong field in the Super Highroller to win ₹2.83 Lakhs, and Rising Star Ritwik Khanna came second for ₹2.17 Lakhs.

Mandar Darade took down Adda52’s Friday Bounty for ₹1.52 Lakhs, while Young Gun Siddharth Karia won the 6-Max SPRINT on PokerBaazi for ₹1.12 Lakhs following a three-way deal with Priyank Kothari (2nd for ₹1.05 Lakhs) and Haider Madraswala (3rd for ₹1.02 Lakhs).

The user ‘Angelofdeath777’ won Spartan Poker`s Futuristic for ₹1.76 Lakhs, with Samay Modi placing second for ₹1.07 Lakhs.

Prince Singh, Mohit Kumar Singh, Aryaman Arora, and Arjun Chadha won the other Friday marquees.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

PokerBaazi

The inaugural PokerBaazi Classics is just two days away from the finish line. The 30 Lakhs GTD PBC#10 Weekly HighRoller was the featured PBC event running last night, and the turnout didn’t disappoint. The 11,000 buy-in event logged in a guarantee-smashing 414-entry field, and the top 52 places got a share of the 41.40 Lakhs prize pool (38% more than its listed guarantee). Thursday’s Godfather champion Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj came out on top to collect his second successive title on back-to-back days, winning 6.28 Lakhs. The 28-year-old IIT Kharagpur alumni chopped the title three-way with Arun ‘Yoda’ Poply (2nd for 6.01 Lakhs) and ‘classic78’ (3rd for 5.62 Lakhs).

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj

 

The Elite runner-up finisher, Young Gun Ujjwal ‘Mr_robot’ Narwal (4th for 2.77 Lakhs), Nitesh ‘batmanpok’ Katiyar (5th for 2.08 Lakhs), and Puneet ‘neo1’ Dua (6th for 1.67 Lakhs) also FT-ed PBC#10 Weekly HighRoller.

Last night was Vinayak Bajaj`s second time winning The Weekly HighRoller title. He had won The Weekly HighRoller for the first time last November for 3.63 Lakhs. He picked up another 20,221 from his 20th place finish in Adda52’s The Ballers yesterday, collectively banking 6.48 Lakhs. His stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.92 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.11 Crores

The ₹2 Crores GTD PBC#11 Game Changer completed Day 1C yesterday. The ₹5,500 buy-in event reigned in a 928-entry field (661 unique and 267 re-entries), and only 93 among them advanced to Day 2. Raghav ‘raghav14082’ Chauhan (496,000), ‘’KKGodfatherKK’ (493,000), ‘ansh03’ (435,000), Kshitij ‘kshban31’ Bansal (337,000), and last night`s Friday Bounty winner Mandar ‘Thewall233’ Darade (326,000) topped the day-end chip counts.

The PBC Game Changer has recorded a total of 2,290 entries across three starting flights (Day 1A – 652, Day 1B – 710, and Day 1C – 928) and needs to click in at least 1,710 entries in the last flight scheduled today to avoid an overlay.

The traffic from the PokerBaazi Classics percolated to the other Friday marquees as well, and one of the benefactors was the 4 Lakhs GTD Sprint 6-Max. The 2,200 buy-in event ended up collecting a 7.08 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 354 registrations (over 75% more than its advertised guarantee). The FTS 2.0 Main Event champion Young Gun Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia was the last player standing and won his first title of the year for 1.12 Lakhs. He chopped the title three-way with Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari (2nd for 1.05 Lakhs) and The Ballers third-place finisher Haider ‘Haider’ Madraswala (3rd for 1.02 Lakhs).

Siddharth Karia
Siddharth Karia

 

Siddharth Karia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.32 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 91.98 Lakhs

‘Shravankapur’ (Won Holdem BOOST 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 62,291), ‘PoketRockets’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 54,691), ‘purieshaan’ (Won SPRINT 1 AM 1 Lakh GTD for 41,409), ‘Steelbala’ (Won SPRINT 1 PM 1 Lakh GTD for 38,833), ‘rebetshove’ (Won Evening SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for 37,914), ‘skbeniwal’ (Won PLO Boost Monster 1 Lakh GTD for 33,514), and Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh (Won Daily Afternoon SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for 27,525) won the other Friday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s The Elite turned out to be a guarantee-smashing affair last night. The ₹23 Lakhs GTD event began at 9.30 PM and logged in a 330-player field – generating a ₹33 Lakhs prize pool. The action culminated at 5.17 AM after the final three players agreed on a deal. Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara proved the last man standing and pocketed ₹5.02 Lakhs with Young Gun Ujjwal ‘Lord Hendrix’ Narwal (2nd for ₹5 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha (3rd for ₹5 Lakhs) also banking hefty payouts.

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara

 

Tanmay Benara placed 38th in PBC#10 Weekly HighRoller for another ₹22,356, rounding up ₹5.24 Lakhs in Friday earnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.48 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹51.90 Lakhs

Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal might have opted out of our automated tracking system. Still, we know he was Friday’s biggest winner and added at least ₹7.77 Lakhs yesterday. His other standout run was a fourth-place finish in PBC#10 Weekly HighRoller for ₹2.77 Lakhs.

Ujjwal Narwal
Ujjwal Narwal

 

Spartan Poker`s Friday value offering, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Futuristic, was taken down by the user ‘Angelofdeath777,’ who bested the 1,164-strong field to grab the top prize of ₹1.76 Lakhs. Samay ‘Limitless’ Modi finished runner-up for ₹1.07 Lakhs.

Runner-up Samay Modi
Runner-up Samay Modi

 

TheMouth’ (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹60,574), ‘kailen’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹45,942), and ‘Vipannn’ (Won Epic ₹80K GTD for ₹23,273) won the other Friday marquees on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerStars India

Young Gun Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav is back to his winning ways. The only player to have won The Millionaire three times, Yadav outlasted the 108 strong-entry-field in PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Super Highroller, banking the lion’s share of the ₹12.27 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹2.83 Lakhs.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

This was Anuj Yadav’s second time winning the Super Highroller title and his first recorded title victory in the New Year. His online stats (across Spartan Poker & PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.48 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹3.75 Crores

Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna (2nd for ₹2.17 Lakhs) and Young Gun Neel ‘Worm236’ Joshi (3rd for ₹1.66 Lakhs) secured podium finishes in the Super Highroller.

Runner-up Ritwik Khanna
Runner-up Ritwik Khanna

 

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini locked in 214 participants, posting a ₹2.67 Lakhs prize pool. After over five hours of play, the user ‘pravr88’ came out on top to win ₹57,320 (includes ₹34,177 in bounties). Sankalp ‘wobbegongg’ Marwah came second for ₹29,871 (includes ₹6,729 in bounties).

Sankalp Marwah
Sankalp Marwah

 

‘dramaontheriver’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,085), ‘anandh.2018’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹12,901), ‘Tornado0oO’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,322), and Aryaman ‘AryaKnight’ Arora (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹11,241) shipped the other Friday marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

Adda52’s Friday flagship, ₹25 Lakhs GTD The Ballers, drew 369 entries, generating a ₹25.28 Lakhs prize pool. The final 38 players won a share of the prize money, with Anant ‘pro_baba’ Purohit going the distance and winning the title for ₹6.32 Lakhs. The #1 ranked MTT player in the country for the last two years running, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood, finished runner-up for ₹3.83 Lakhs.

Anant Purohit
Anant Purohit

 

Anant Purohit’s Friday run marked a special milestone in his online career by pushing him across the ₹8 Crore mark in tracked lifetime winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.05 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.97 Crores

Haider ‘donktown22’ Madraswala was among the standout winners yesterday and raked in a cumulative ₹4.09 Lakhs, crossing ₹2 Crores in recorded lifetime winnings.

Haider Madraswala
Haider Madraswala

 

His top finishes include:

> 3rd in Adda52`s The Ballers for ₹2.78 Lakhs

> 3rd in PokerBaazi`s SPRINT for ₹1.02 Lakhs

> 31st in Spartan Poker`s The Elite for ₹29,040

In the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Friday Bounty, the former The Summit winner Mandar ‘HighCardJ’ Darade ran past the 247-player field to win the title for ₹1.52 Lakhs (includes ₹12,004 in bounties). The player ‘chunu79’ came second for ₹85,079 (includes ₹8,509 in bounties). Darade also bagged a top stack on Day 1C of the PBC #11 Game Changer and currently sits on over ₹54.84 Lakhs in recorded online winnings.

Mandar Darade
Mandar Darade

 

‘Hiesenberg07’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹42,210), ‘Raosahib6327’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹13,617), Mohit ‘Betoo’ Kumar Singh (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹12,112), ‘swapnilaashu’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹11,268), and ‘MoniBegins’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹11,088) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

Keep following PokerGuru for daily updates on the biggest winners across the major domestic networks!

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