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Daily Majors: Vishnu Khandelwal, Gokul Raj, Neeraj Kumar & Deepak Singh Topped the Monday Charts

Though Mondays are usually lackluster in terms of action. However, with the India Online Poker Championship 14.0 on the home stretch, there was a slight uptick in action on the virtual felts.

The former ITM #18 – Blizzard runner-up finisher, Vishnu Khandelwal, emerged as Monday’s single-biggest scorer. Khandelwal took down Spartan Poker’s Monday’s headliner, the IOPC #91 Monday Prime, for ₹7.04 Lakhs (won ₹7.09 Lakhs overall). The seventh Game Changer winner Anant Purohit collected a ₹4.44 Lakhs paycheque in second place (won ₹4.52 Lakhs overall).

The other big Monday scorer was Neeraj Kumar, who won his first IOPC silver badge at the ongoing IOPC 14.0 in the IOPC #92 Monday Spotlight, claiming the ₹3.41 Lakhs up top (won ₹3.63 Lakhs) overall. Amit Gaikwad collected ₹2.15 Lakhs in second place.

Last Monday’s IOPC #40 All Rounder Monster Stack and IOPC #35 champion Mohit Mehta shipped Spartan Poker’s IOPC #93 All Rounder (6-Max) for ₹2.22 Lakhs -his third IOPC title at the IOPC 14.0, 11th IOPC title overall! As he had already secured his seat to the IOPC #137 All Rounder SnG Finale, his latest win will now see him carry a 1.5X stack to the February 5 marquee.

Sunday’s IOPC #86 PKO winner Deepak Singh collected ₹1.40 Lakhs in second place. Singh did one better in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT, bagging the title and ₹72,444 top prize, adding to ₹2.27 Lakhs in Monday winnings. ‘Highness’ collected a ₹71,000 paycheque as the event runner-up.

Rahul Solanki parlayed a ₹165 satellite investment into a personal-best ₹2.11 Lakhs payday in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show! The IOPC #28 Sunday Prime winner Rishabh Gupta collected ₹1.40 Lakhs in second place.

Ankit Jajodia won Adda52’s Iron Man for his fourth title of January and ₹1.76 Lakhs (Won ₹2.11 Lakhs overall), chopping the title heads-up with G Mohan (2nd for ₹1.56 Lakhs).

Ronen Achouba captured PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for ₹1.19 Lakhs (won ₹1.21 Lakhs overall), striking a three-way deal with Chirag Khanduja (2nd for ₹1.13 Lakhs), and ‘Hrohit’ (3rd for ₹1.05 Lakhs).

Sunday’s Adda52 Millions champion, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, went back-to-back, shipping PokerStars India’s Eliminator [8-Max] for 85,831 (Won 1.44 Lakhs overall), defeating Pavankiran Bellamkonda (2nd for ₹77,000) heads-up.

Ravinder Singh clinched the afternoon IOPC attraction, the IOPC #88, for ₹1.48 Lakhs and his second IOPC silver badge of the series, with Snehil Aggarwal coming in second for ₹99,680.

Abhishek Sonu (Won IOPC #89 for ₹91,057), Vinay Rajpal (Won IOPC #90 PKO for ₹88,000), and Parag Shah (Won IOPC #87 for ₹72,882) were the other Monday IOPC winners.

PokerBaazi user ‘Fahd147’ took down the (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹89,000. Last Monday’s IOPC #38 Monday Prime winner Gokul Raj collected a ₹67,000 payday in second place. Raj was one of Monday’s chartbusters as he rounded out an impressive ₹3.91 Lakhs across three deep finishes.

Aniruddha Joshi, Vinay Verma, Pankaj Nanda, Prem Madderla, Partho Datta, Ringphamatai Ningshen, Abhishek Pal, and Mohsin Shaikh won the other Monday marquees.

Here are the Monday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

IOPC #91 Monday Prime – 35 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 337

Re-entries – 113

Rebuys – 278

Prize Pool – 36,40,000

Places Paid – 63

The ITM #18 – Blizzard runner-up finisher from September, Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal, marched his way to victory in Monday’s IOPC headliner, the 35 Lakhs GTD IOPC #91 Monday Prime. Khandelwal overcame the 728-player (337 unique) field in the 8 PM flagship to grab the title and top prize of 7.04 Lakhs. The latest Game Changer winner Anant ‘ProMaco’ Purohit, collected a 4.44 Lakhs paycheque in second place.

Vishnu Khandelwal
Vishnu Khandelwal

 

Khandelwal also ITMed PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT, lapping up at least 7.09 Lakhs. His top Monday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for 7,03,976

> 24th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 5,283

Vishnu Khandelwal’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 92.38 Lakhs | Site Profits: 4.67 Lakhs

Anant Purohit picked up another deep run in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #93 All Rounder, making away with 4.52 Lakhs in total winnings.

Anant Purohit
Anant Purohit

 

His Monday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for 4,44,080

>27th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #93 All Rounder for 7,583

Anant Purohit’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 10.20 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 4.07 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Last week’s IOPC #38 Monday Prime winner Gokul ‘Born NinjAA’ Raj, was another breakout Monday scorer as he ITMed another three events, including a runner-up finish in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT, adding a collective 3.91 Lakhs to his bankroll.

Gokul Raj
Gokul Raj

 

His ITM finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for 3,18,500

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 67,338

> 79th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 3,507

> 66th in PokerStars India’s Eliminator [8-Max’ for 1,707

Gokul Raj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.16 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.36 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #3 | IOPC Titles Won: #5

Avish ‘thehorse7’ Sharma (5th for 1.98 Lakhs), and Anand ‘$treet$mart’ Babu Pallikona (6th for 1.55 Lakhs) were others who FTed the 6-Max IOPC #91 Monday Prime.

Final Table Results

  1. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – 7,03,976
  2. Anant ‘ProMaco’ Purohit – 4,44,080
  3. Gokul ‘Born NinjAA’ Raj – 3,18,500
  4. psycocky – 2,52,980
  5. Avish ‘thehorse7’ Sharma – 1,98,380
  6. Anand ‘$treet$mart’ Babu Pallikona – 1,55,428
  7. TheDriver – 1,16,844
  8. sharkisbackk – 82,992

 

IOPC #92 Monday Spotlight – ₹17 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 381

Re-entries – 106

Rebuys – 220

Prize Pool – ₹17,67,500

Places Paid – 63

The 1000X#31 (PLO-6) champion, Neeraj ‘$elfClaimedPro’ Kumar, captured his first IOPC silver badge of the IOPC 14.0 in Spartan Poker’s 9:30 PM flagship, the ₹17 Lakhs GTD IOPC #92 Monday Spotlight, walking away with a cool ₹3.41 Lakhs up top. Amit ‘Penguin071’ Gaikwad came in second for ₹2.15 Lakhs.

Neeraj Kumar
Neeraj Kumar

 

Kumar cashed in seven more tourneys, raking in ₹3.63 Lakhs in Monday winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.29 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.57 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #2 | IOPC Titles: #5

Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri ran deep in two tournaments, lapping up ₹2.09 Lakhs in total winnings. His Monday finishes include:

Ravindra Arikeri
Ravindra Arikeri

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #92 Monday Spotlight for ₹1,53,949

> 11th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for ₹54,964

Ravindra Arikeri’s online stats (Spartan Poker & Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.84 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹18.18 Lakhs

The ₹2,750 entry fee headliner collected 707 entries (380 unique), generating a guarantee-surpassing ₹17.68 Lakhs prize pool. The top 63 players boarded the money bus.

Final Table Results

  1. Neeraj ‘$elfClaimedPro’ Kumar – ₹3,41,128
  2. Amit ‘Penguin071’ Gaikwad – ₹2,14,928
  3. Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri – ₹1,53,949
  4. paras1617 – ₹1,21,251
  5. Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee – ₹95,268
  6. Kumar ‘Huskaral’ Chandra Rohit – ₹74,412
  7. Md ‘Barrel_57’ Zeeshan – ₹56,030
  8. Akanksha ‘HashBrownie’ Singh – ₹39,062

 

IOPC #93 All Rounder (6-Max) – 11 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 346

Re-entries – 128

Rebuys – 292

Prize Pool – 11,49,000

Places Paid – 71

Last Monday’s IOPC #40 All Rounder Monster Stack and IOPC #35 champion Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta (opted out of tracking) kept his IOPC title scorecard ticking. Mehta traversed the 766-player field in Spartan Poker’s 11 Lakhs GTD IOPC #93 All Rounder (6-Max) to claim the title and the 2.22 Lakhs up top – his third IOPC title at the ongoing edition and 11th IOPC title overall!

Mohit Mehta
Mohit Mehta

 

Mehta had already booked his seat to the 6 Lakhs GTD IOPC #137 All Rounder SnG Finale (February 5, 9 PM) last week, but with his latest victory, he will be carrying a 1.5X stack forward to the SnG Finale.

Sunday’s IOPC #86 PKO winner Deepak ‘Optimist’ Singh attempted to pull another title in two days but fell out in second place, collecting a runner-up payday of 1.40 Lakhs.

Deepak Singh
Deepak Singh

 

Singh ITMed six events in all, rounding out 2.27 Lakhs on Monday. His top finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #93 All Rounder (6-Max) for 1,39,718

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for 72,444

Deepak Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.11 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.04 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #3 | IO0PC Titles Won: #3

Sunday’s Mega Suits champion Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma (3rd for 1 Lakhs), Md Asraf ‘Asraf786786’ Ali (4th for 78,821), Siddharth ‘FLIPopotamus’ Kadel (5th for 61,931), and Kabir ‘KAKAROT98$’ Tandon (6th for 48,373) were others on the 6-Max FT of the IOPC #93 All Rounder.

Final Table Results

  1. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – 2,21,757
  2. Deepak ‘Optimist’ Singh – 1,39,718
  3. Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma – 1,00,078
  4. Md Asraf ‘Asraf786786’ Ali – 78,821
  5. Siddharth ‘FLIPopotamus’ Kadel – 61,931
  6. Kabir ‘KAKAROT98$’ Tandon – 48,373

 

IOPC #88 – ₹7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 156

Re-entries – 66

Rebuys – 120

Prize Pool – ₹7,00,000

Places Paid – 31

Ravinder ‘BROgoingPRO’ Singh has persisted with his breakout form and claimed his sixth title of the year in Spartan Poker’s afternoon marquee, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD IOPC #88. Singh grabbed his second IOPC silver badge of the series after trouncing the 342 entry field (156 unique), taking home a ₹1.48 Lakhs payday. Snehil ‘snehil99’ Aggarwal (opted out of tracking) finished runner-up for ₹99,680).

Ravinder Singh
Ravinder Singh

 

The IOPC #16 All Rounder Deepstack champion, Singh, cashed in the IOPC #93 All Rounder (70th for ₹4,366) and picked up bounties in the IOPC #90 PKO to lock in ₹1.54 Lakhs in Monday winnings.

Ravinder Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹49.71 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #6 | IOPC Titles: #2

The ₹2,200 buy-in tourney overlayed ₹16,000 and the top 31 runners received payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Ravinder ‘BROgoingPRO’ Singh – ₹1,48,050
  2. Snehil ‘snehil99’ Aggarwal – ₹99,680
  3. Shashank ‘SHASHANKMURARKA’ Murarka – ₹70,280
  4. Sumit ‘Toin Coss’ Sapra – ₹56,980
  5. Al-Qaeda – ₹45,080
  6. Sankalp ‘boombooomboooomer’ Marwah – ₹34,230
  7. Twins_ ACES – ₹24,990
  8. Whateveh – ₹18,270

 

IOPC #90 PKO – 6.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 990

Entries – 416

Re-entries – 130

Rebuys – 351

Regular Prize Pool – 4,03,650

Knockout Prize Pool – 4,03,650

Total Prize Pool – 8,07,300

Places Paid – 79

Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal has been the talk of the town and for all the right reasons. Having dominated Spartan Poker’s ongoing IOPC January 2023 leaderboard standings, Sunday’s Wanderer champion is simply unstoppable and claimed a second IOPC title (his third IOPC title of the series) in two days!

Vinay Rajpal
Vinay Rajpal

 

Rajpal wreaked havoc in the 897-entry field (416 unique) in the 6.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #90 PKO, winning the 7:30 PM marquee for 87,237 (28,800 in bounties). Sunday’s IOPC #79 DST champion Young Gun Shardul ‘fish2022’ Parthasarathi secured a runner-up payday worth 87,237 (53,443 in bounties).

Shardul Parthasarathi
Shardul Parthasarathi

 

Rajpal has posted 58 cashes in the ongoing series, including three more ITM finishes in IOPC events last night, and extended his lead in the 1.50 Crore GTD IOPC January 2023 leaderboard standings!

Overall, he lapped up 1.41 Lakhs in Monday cashes, which include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #90 PKO for 87,237

> 13th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for 43,559

> 24th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #92 Monday Spotlight for 10,222

Vinay Rajpal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.07 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #5 | IOPC Titles Won: #7| Ranked #1 on the IOPC 14.0 Leaderboard

Shardul Parthasarathi reeled in an impressive 1.88 Lakhs last night across an impressive eight deep runs, which include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #90 PKO for 1,08,299

> 14th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for 42,224

> 21st in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for 12,390

> 22nd in Adda52’s Iron Man for 6,618

> 13th in PokerStars India’s Eliminator [8-Max] for 5,693

> 46th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #93 All Rounder for 4,941

> 35th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for 4,330

> 92nd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 3,106

Shardul Parthasarathi’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.84 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.75 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #4

The 990 buy-in IOPC #90 PKO created a guarantee-smashing 8.07 Lakhs prize pool and paid out the top 79 places.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal – 87,237
  2. Shardul ‘fish2022’ Parthasarathi – 1,08,300
  3. Kunal ‘SoormaBhopali’ Patni – 64,596
  4. Shrikant ‘baphomate’ Sanjay Pradhan – 36,060
  5. Akshay ‘hitler9’ Singh – 33,647
  6. Aditya ‘SuperuSer’ Sushant – 21,985
  7. Arpit ‘bilbo_baggins’ Jain – 20,250
  8. Sumeet ‘Sumitsingh199’ Rajpurohit – 9,763

 

IOPC #89 – 4.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 880

Entries – 279

Re-entries – 62

Rebuys – 243

Prize Pool – 4,67,200

Places Paid – 47

The IOPC #3 champion from earlier this month, Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu, overran a 584-entry field in Spartan Poker’s 4.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #89 to win his second IOPC silver badge and 91,057 in prize money. Kabir ‘KAKAROT98$’ Tandon placed second for 57,839.

Abhishek Sonu
Abhishek Sonu

 

Last week’s back-to-back Daily Night SPRINT winner, Sonu, raked in 1.49 Lakhs across four deep runs yesterday, including a title victory and two FT finishes. His Monday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #89 for 91,057

> 4th in PokerStars India’s Eliminator [8-Max] for 33,883

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Afternoon Boost for 22,022

> 112th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #90 PKO for 1,688

Abhishek Sonu’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.08 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 47.86 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #6 | IOPC Titles Won: #2

The 880 entry buy-in IOPC #89 registered a starting field of 584 entrants and paid 47 players a share from the 4.67 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu – 91,057
  2. Kabir ‘KAKAROT98$’ Tandon – 57,839
  3. Gaurang ‘callmerockets’ Bhatti – 43,356
  4. Karan ‘kk1305’ Walia – 35,087
  5. kingFox – 27,658
  6. Saurabh088 – 21,117
  7. sagru – 15,511
  8. Al-Qaeda – 11,400

 

IOPC #87 – 3.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 550

Entries – 275

Rebuys – 351

Add-ons – 101

Prize Pool – 3,63,500

Places Paid – 39

Sunday’s IOPC #80 Monster Stack champion, Parag ‘Persie’ Shah, obliterated a 626-strong filed (275 unique) in Spartan Poker’s 3.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #87, bagging away the 1 PM marquee for 72,882 in first-place prize money – taking down his third IOPC silver badge.

Parag Shah
Parag Shah

 

The (7-MAX) SPRINT champion from earlier this month, Shah, added 1.13 Lakhs (overall) in Monday’s winnings across four deep runs (and one bounty), which include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #87 for 72,882

> 26th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for 26,390

> 23rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #88 for 7,560

> 67th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #93 All Rounder (6-Max) for 4,366

> 94th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #90 PKO for 1,364

Parag Shah’s online stats (Spartan Poker & PokerBaazi): Lifetime Winnings: 1.86 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 28.45 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #4 | IOPC Titles Won: #3

Last Thursday’s IOPC #64 All Rounder Monster Stack champion, Vikram ‘greenSTUFF79’ Mishra, secured the runner-up spot for 48,455. Mishra generated a Monday take-home worth 1.31 Lakhs across six deep runs (and two bounties), which include:

Vikram Mishra
Vikram Mishra

 

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #87 for 48,445

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for 46,339

> 55th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for 16,380

> 58th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #92 Monday Spotlight for 6,717

> 37th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #93 All Rounder (6-Max) for 5,745

> 42nd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 4,409

> 33rd in PokerStars India’s Eliminator [8-Max] for 1,992

> 88th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #90 PKO for 619

Vikram Mishra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 81.21 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #4 | IOPC Titles Won: #5

The 550 entry buy-in IOPC #87 paid out 39 places a share from the 3.64 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Parag ‘Persie’ Shah – 72,882
  2. Vikram ‘greenSTUFF79’ Mishra – 48,455
  3. Aditya ‘SuperuSer’ Sushant – 35,441
  4. kiriti5 – 28,607
  5. chethan79 – 22,428
  6. 3HitTaxi – 16,975
  7. gblaze8611 – 12,468
  8. Kabir ‘KAKAROT98$’ Tandon – 9,160

 

₹5 Crores GTD IOPC – The Crown Day 1A

Day 1A: Entries – 230 | Re-entries – 70 | Rebuys – 155 | Survivors – 67 | Chip Leader – Azaan ‘papertiger’ Ahmed (351,380)

 

₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC – Value Mine Day 1A

Day 1A: Entries – 257 | Re-entries – 44 | Rebuys – 169 | Survivors – 51 | Chip Leader – Himanshu ‘WhatIffGawd’ Arora (176,137)

 

IOPC 14.0 Leaderboard Standings After Day 12

The ₹1.50 Crores GTD IOPC leaderboard maintained a status quo in the top three rankings following the Monday tournament action. Sunday’s IOPC Wanderer champion Vinay Rajpal (14,364 points) boosted his points tally by shipping the IOPC #90 PKO for ₹59,437.

The IOPC June 2021 leaderboard topper Young Gun Anuj Yadav (12,332 points) and ‘p@tience7744’ (11,443 points) stuck to the #2 and #3 ranks, respectively.

RankPlayerPoints
1Vinay 'vinay0902' Rajpal14,364
2Anuj 'br0ckLesnar95' Yadav12,332
3p@tience774411,443
4Samay Singh 'Limitless' Modi10,244
5Kabir 'KAKAROT98$' Tandon10,044
6Vikram 'GreenSTUFF79' Mishra9,796
7Saransh 'TerrorGandhi$' Garg9,794
8Parag 'Persie' Shah9,694
9Bhanu Prakash 'MafiaGaming' KC9,503
10Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha9,259

 

Legion003’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Chip Up – Triple Chance for 19,500), ‘Neitin’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Holdem PKO for 17,241), and ‘Huntervp’ (Won 50K GTD The Centurion for 8,396) won the other titles on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerBaazi

The Big Show – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,300

Entries – 207

Re-entries – 206

Prize Pool – 12,39,000

Places Paid – 49

Satellite qualifier Rahul ‘bunnyhigh’ Solanki parlayed a 165 satellite investment into a personal-best 2.11 Lakhs payday after stomping past the 226-entry field (207 unique) in PokerBaazi’s 10 Lakhs GTD The Big Show – his first title in over two months. The IOPC #28 Sunday Prime winner Rishabh ‘rgeader’ Gupta placed runner-up for 1.40 Lakhs.

Rahul Solanki
Rahul Solanki

 

Rahul Solanki’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 30.97 Lakhs | Site Profits: 9.49 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The IOPC #34 Triple Chance & IOPC #64 All Rounder Monster Stack winner Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra posted 1.31 Lakhs in Monday’s winnings from six deep runs (and two bounties) to cross the 3 Crores milestone in lifetime MTT winnings.

Vikram Mishra
Vikram Mishra

 

His Monday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #87 R+A for 48,455

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for 46,339

> 55th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for 16,380

> 58th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #92 Monday Spotlight for 6,717

> 37th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #93 All Rounder for 5,745

> 42nd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 4,409

Vikram Mishra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 81.21 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #4 | IOPC Titles Won: #5

The 3,300 buy-in The Big Show collected 12.39 Lakhs in the prize pool and paid the top 49 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Rahul ‘bunnyhigh’ Solanki – 2,11,002
  2. Rishabh ‘rgeader’ Gupta – 1,40,007
  3. Broadway17 – 1,09,000
  4. Highness – 86,110
  5. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – 71,614
  6. Whodahellru – 58,480
  7. Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra – 46,339
  8. Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha – 35,312

 

Daily Value Boost – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 353

Re-entries – 315

Prize Pool – 10,02,000

Places Paid – 113

The former IOPC #66 House Party third-place finisher Ronen ‘Bat456’ Achouba KH collected his first title in over four years last night. Achouba KH toppled the 658-player field in the 10 Lakhs GTD Daily Value Boost, eventually cutting a three-way deal to claim the top prize of 1.19 Lakhs.

Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja (2nd for 1.13 Lakhs) and ‘Hrohit’ (3rd for 1.05 Lakhs) also benefitted from the three-way chop in the 7.30 PM tourney.

Chirag Khanduja
Chirag Khanduja

 

Ronen Achouba KH cashed two events, lapping up 1.21 Lakhs on Monday. His finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 1,19,017

> 46th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Afternoon Boost for 2,153

Ronen Achouba KH’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.47 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal (4th for 55,110), and Bhavyajeet Singh ‘brbhavya’ Rathore (6th for 28,460) were others who FTed the 7.30 PM Daily Value Boost.

Final Table Results

  1. Ronen ‘Bat456’ Achouba KH – 1,19,000*
  2. Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja – 1,13,000*
  3. Hrohit – 1,05,000*
  4. Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal – 55,110
  5. Akki16 – 41,080
  6. Bhavyajeet Singh ‘brbhavya’ Rathore – 28,460
  7. Sihan – 20,640
  8. royalking7424 – 16,930

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 229

Re-entries – 158

Prize Pool – 5,80,500

Places Paid – 71

PokerBaazi user ‘Fahd147’ raced past the 387-entry field in the site’s 9 PM marquee, 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT, winning the marquee title for the second time for 88,584 – their first title of 2023. The IOPC #38 Monday Prime winner Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj, finished runner-up for 67,338.

Gokul Raj
Gokul Raj

 

‘Fahd147’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 9.47 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The MTT pro Gokul Raj scored 3.91 Lakhs from three deep runs (and a bounty) and also made Day 2 of the IOPC – The Crown.

His Monday scores include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for 3,18,500

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 67,338

> 79th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 3,507

> Made Day 2 in Spartan Poker’s IOPC – The Crown (through Day 1A)

Gokul Raj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.16 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.36 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #3 | IOPC Titles Won: #5

The 1,650 entry buy-in (7-Max) SPRINT posted a guarantee-crushing 5.80 Lakhs in the prize pool, with the top 71 places getting a share.

Final Table Results

  1. Fahd147 – 88,584
  2. Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj – 67,338
  3. Pankaj ‘Cyclone6524’ Joshi – 48,762
  4. Nishant ‘Rocketboy’ Malik – 36,165
  5. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – 25,368
  6. Brahmachari ‘NiceTryJack’ Sharma – 18,580
  7. Dhaval ‘Faizal1506’ Doshi – 14,280

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 150

Re-entries – 114

Prize Pool – ₹5,28,000

Places Paid – 53

Sunday’s IOPC #86 PKO champion, Deepak ‘3streakbluff’ Singh, is on a roll! The FTS #13 Supreme winner from March 2022 clinched his third title of the year in PokerBaazi’s 7:15 PM marquee, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹72,444, following a heads-up chop with ‘Highness’ (anonymity requested) (2nd for ₹71,014).

Deepak Singh
Deepak Singh

 

Last week’s IOPC #30 Sunday Spotlight winner, Singh, did not stop with his title win and almost claimed his third IOPC title of the ongoing series in the late-night marquee IOPC #93 All Rounder but settled for a runner-up finish worth ₹1.40 Lakhs.

Singh lapped up ₹2.27 Lakhs across five ITM finishes (and one bounty), which include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #93 All Rounder for ₹1,39,718

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹72,444 (his fourth time winning a SPRINT title)

> 40th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #92 Monday Spotlight for ₹6,157

> 31st in Adda52’s Iron Man for ₹4,963

> 39th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #89 for ₹2,293

Deepak Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.11 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.04 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #3 | IOPC Titles Won: #3

Suraj ‘MR8BEAST’ N Yadav scored in three events, netting ₹42,494, with his biggest score of the day coming in the (7-Max) Daily SPRINT (4th for ₹35,640). His online stats: ₹2.6 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.72 Lakhs | | Titles Won in 2023: #3

Suraj N Yadav
Suraj N Yadav

 

The ₹2,200 buy-in tourney registered 264 entries (150 unique), posting a guarantee-surpassing ₹5.28 Lakhs prize pool. The top 53 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Deepak ‘3streakbluff’ Singh – ₹72,444*
  2. Highness – ₹71,014*
  3. rohandhotre24 – ₹47,990
  4. Suraj ‘MR8BEAST’ N Yadav – ₹35,640
  5. ThePeriodontist – ₹25,180
  6. Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia – ₹17,850
  7. Pranay ‘5pranay’ Chaudhry – ₹14,573

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

‘shakyshark’ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for 50,276), ‘YNWA1892’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for 38,386), ‘castopraa’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD 7-Max SPRINT for 36,962), ‘Stuey’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD PLO-5 BOOST for 35,980), ‘aadi6175’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for 30,045), Ringphamatai ‘matpoker’ Ningshen (Won 1 Lakh GTD PLO6 BOOST PKO for20,270), and ‘nikhilbarthwal’ (Won 50K GTD 5-Max Daily for 5,825) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Eliminator [8-Max] – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,500

Entries – 116

Re-entries – 103

Regular Prize Pool – 2,50,778

Bounty Prize Pool – 2,49,222

Total Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 23

It seems like the two-time POY, Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood, has set his sights on grabbing the 2023 POY title! Clinching back-to-back titles, the dentist-turned-poker-pro and Sunday’s Adda52 Millions champion, Sood, drove up the action in PokerStars India’s 8 PM flagship, the 5 Lakhs GTD Eliminator [8-Max] (his second time winning the title), banking 85,831 (42,310 in bounties).

Gaurav Sood wins APPT Manila Deepstack
Gaurav Sood

 

Sood triumphed over the 219-player field (116 unique) of the Monday headliner & outmaneuvered Pavankiran ‘Rootahua Macchi’ Bellamkonda (2nd for 76,585) heads-up to claim his second title in two days!

Pavankiran B
Pavankiran B

 

Sood reeled in almost 1.44 Lakhs across three ITM finishes, which include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Eliminator [8-Max] for 85,831

> 10th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #91 Monday Prime for 54,964

> 94th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 3,106

> Made Day 2 of Spartan Poker’s IOPC – The Crown

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 15.20 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 7.65 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #5 | Ranked #5 of the 2023 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The 2,500 buy-in Eliminator [8-Max] fell short of breaking even by 1 entrant, and the top 23 finishers crossed the money line.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood – 85,831
  2. Pavankiran ‘Rootahua Macchi’ Bellamkonda – 76,585
  3. kapv710 – 46,145
  4. Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu – 33,883
  5. Gautam ‘nomnomnom18’ Sethi – 35,056
  6. Utkarsh ‘Irraiseerr’ Somaaieyaa – 18,450
  7. Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar – 13,221
  8. Ak076 – 18,070
  9. Gurpal ‘twizelll’ Singh – 14,032

 

Vinay ‘Keechad’ Verma (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Super Stack 8-Max for ₹34,354), Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for ₹25,579), Abhishek ‘suyashroy’ Pal (Won ₹50K GTD Bounty Adrenaline [6-Max] for ₹13,596), and ‘wildshark100’ (Won ₹50K GTD Super Stack PKO 8-Max for ₹13,194) won the other Monday marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

Iron Man – 8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,400

Entries – 217

Re-entries – 159

Prize Pool – 8,27,196

Places Paid – 38

It’s been a solid start to 2023 for the live tournament circuit regular Ankit ‘rustypockets’ Jajodia, who picked up his fourth title of the month yesterday. Jajodia came out on top of a 406-player field in Adda52’s Monday headliner, 8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man, taking home 1.76 Lakhs.

Ankit Jajodia
Ankit Jajodia

 

The two-time (7-Max) Daily Sprint champion, Jajodia, agreed to a heads-up chop with G ‘mohan1969’ Mohan, who walked away with 1.56 Lakhs as the runner-up prize.

Ankit Jajodia locked in almost 2.11 Lakhs through seven ITM finishes yesterday, which include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Iron Man for 1,75,831

> 49th in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for 8,673

> 24th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #88 for 6,860

> 29th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #93 All Rounder for 6,664

> 58th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 4,409

> 34th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for 4,330

> 35th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #90 PKO for 3,950

Ankit Jajodia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.79 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 45.87 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #4

Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh collected 61,254 from four deep runs, including winning the Freeze Out Adda. His Monday scores were:

> 5th in Adda52’s Iron Man for 44,669

> 1st in Adda52’s Freeze Out Adda for 10,878

> 82nd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 3,507

> 4th in Adda52 Win the Button for 1,750

Mohsin Shaikh’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.18 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 40.13 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #3

The 8 PM flagship registered 8.27 Lakhs in the prize pool, and the top 38 runners crossed the money line.

Final Table Results

  1. Ankit ‘rustypockets’ Jajodia – 1,75,831*
  2. G ‘mohan1969’ Mohan – 1,56,290*
  3. Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani – 90,992
  4. himadri654321 – 66,176
  5. Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh – 44,669
  6. fearcheema – 31,020

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Aniruddha ‘Pocketaces69’ Joshi (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Voyager for 66,300), Pankaj ‘Pok3rking’ Nanda (Won 1.20 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Adda for 28,733), Prem ‘chutny’ Madderla (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST Adda for 26,862), ‘ANJ2019’ (Won 70K GTD Iron Man Lite for 14,092), ‘tonyjee7’ (Won 40K GTD Sundown Adda for 12,000), Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh (Won 30K GTD Freeze Out Adda for 10,878), and ‘ravi78922’ (Won 50K GTD Bounty Adda for 9,869) shipped the other Adda52 marquees.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365’s 10K GTD Quick Freeze PLO was taken down by ‘Ali3’ for 4,000, beating Sunday’s Dominator champion, ‘TarunRavi143’ (2nd for 2,500) heads-up.

 

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Top Videos of the Week: January 22 – 28

In this weekly feature, we list down 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!

 

Chota Machhi Streams For Spartan Poker

A mad rush to win IOPC badges had the digital felts buzzing with activity throughout the week, resulting in an influx of streams from almost all domestic streamers!

Chasing the IOPC dream Chota Machhi, AKA Arpit Jain, streamed twice this week.

On Thursday, he took a shot at grabbing the spotlight in Spartan Poker’s ₹18 Lakhs GTD IOPC #47 Tuesday Spotlight.

The next day, he joined the race in Spartan Poker’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD IOPC #70 Friday Spotlight – Triple Chance.

 

Harshdev Jhirmiria Streams For Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s very own Harshdev Jhirmiria stuck to his streaming schedule and clocked six action-packed streams this week – posting stellar results!

On Monday, he played most of the day`s IOPC marquees.

The next day, he was back with another stream, multi-tabling the IOPC Day 6 tournaments. He struck silver (literally) as he made his IOPC title debut with a splendid run in the late-night ₹11 Lakhs GTD IOPC #48 All Rounder, scoring ₹1.39 Lakhs (₹33,035 bounties) and the IOPC silver badge.

On Wednesday, he took on Spartan Poker’s IOPC Day 7 marquees.

The next day, he dived into the Day 8 events on the IOPC schedule.

On Friday, he took on the IOPC Day 9 grind.

The Player Hunt Season 2 contestant fired up another hectic stream on Saturday and made quite the splash by taking down the day`s star attraction, ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC #76 Saturday Prime, for a career-best ₹4.47 Lakhs and his second IOPC silver badge.

 

 

Shobhit Bhargava Streams For Spartan Poker

Like all streamers, Shobhit Bhargava had a busy week streaming IOPC 14.0 tournaments.

On Sunday, he did a dual stream with the IOPC July 2021 Blaze of Glory champion Harshad Barve.

The next day, he was joined by Pradip Ghosh in another dual-stream session.

On Thursday, Bhargava streamed two IOPC marquees.

 

IPPA’s Ashutosh Kumar, Shivam Jain, Prapti Singh & Devvrat Singh Kaurav Stream MTTs

This past week was action-packed for the India Poker Players Association (IPPA) streamers!

On Sunday, Ashutosh Kumar played Pocket52`s weekend headliner, ₹12 Lakhs GTD Pocket Kings.

On Wednesday, Shivam Jain dived into PokerSaint’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Emerald.

Upcoming streamer Prapti Singh streamed five times this week.

Avid poker streamer Devvrat Singh Kaurav put up four streams this week across platforms.

 

Aryan Chauhan Cash Game Streams For PokerStars India

On popular demand, cash game specialist Aryan Chauhan streamed his cash game sessions on PokerStars India on Wednesday and Friday.

 

Monster Poker Community’s Animesh Thakur & Arpan Roy Choudhury Stream MTTs

On Monday, Animesh Thakur streamed the IOPC marquees on Spartan Poker.

Arpan Roy Choudhury dived into the IOPC marquees on Spartan Poker on Friday.

 

Aniruddha Joshi Stream MTTs

Like most streamers, Aniruddha Joshi had a busy streaming schedule.

On Sunday, he dived into Adda52’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showdown and ₹2 Lakhs GTD Mega Suits Lite. He ran deep in the Sunday Showdown, finishing fourth for ₹79,146.

On Monday, he streamed the IOPC tournaments on Spartan Poker.

The next day, he again streamed the IOPC events of the day.

On Wednesday, he was back live, streaming his run in Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick and ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD Maverick Lite.

On Friday, he jumped into Pocket52’s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Queens.

On Saturday, he again streamed his run in the different IOPC marquees.

 

Nikhil Segel Streams For Natural8

On Thursday, Nikhil Segel streamed the $2.10 buy-in LHE SPEED RACER PKO $100 GTD on Natural8.

 

Rahul Kumar Streams For Spartan Poker

PokerHigh’s The Player Hunt Season 2 contestant Rahul Kumar streamed his run in Spartan Poker’s IOPC tournaments over four days.

 

Parth Jain Streams Cash Games and MTTs

One of the most sought-after poker content creators around, Parth Jain, aka ‘YourPokerGuy,’ streamed five times this week.

On Sunday and Monday, he hit the cash games on BalleBaazi Poker.

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On Republic Day, he streamed a ₹50/₹100 cash game session on MPL Poker.

Watch the video here

On Friday, he moved from cash games to MTTs by firing up Pocket52’s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Queens.

Watch the video here

The next day, he was back with another cash game streaming session on Playerzpot.

Watch the video here

 

Ginish Vadera Streams IOPC Marquees

Ginish Vadera, AKA Vadera Poker, streamed four times on his YouTube channel this week, each time putting volume in Spartan Poker’s IOPC marquees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsRs8HjvGTkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWtSoiFTK8Q

 

PokerGuru Daily Majors Recap With Saumya Paithankar

PokerGuru’s Saumya Paithankar delivered another week of daily updates. Our top picks are the Sunday (January 22) and Thursday (January 26) recaps.

 

 

FOMO Tank Ep. 3 Ft. Rahul Dua & Abhishek Goindi

In episode 3 of the FOMO Tank on PokerBaazi, Rahul Dua & PokerBaazi Team pro Abhishek Goindi prove “Skill trumps Luck” in everything starting from Life to Poker. But does that apply to a Rubik’s Cube too? Find out in the video below.

 

Super MILLION$ Show – S02E75

GGPoker’s Super MILLION$ Show returned with the cards-up FT replay of the site’s $1 Million GTD Super Millions, with Jeff Gross and Audley Harrison calling the action.

Austria’s Stefan “C3H5N3O6” Lehner won the Super MILLON$ title for a whopping $278,150.

 

How To Win $3 Million in Three Days Part 4 & 5 – Daniel Negreanu

In Part 4 of the “How To Win $3 Million in Three Days” series, GG Poker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu discusses a hand he played against Michael Addamo and how he attempted to exact revenge as Addamo had busted Negreanu in the same event the year before.

In Part 5, Negreanu shows a hand to discuss how to get away from the limping and open with a bonkers raise size.

Stream Highlights – Bencb

Raise Your Edge founder & coach Bencb released another highlight video of his MTT streams.

 

PokerStaples Stream Highlights – Jaime Staples

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

 

Stream Highlights – Lex Veldhuis

PokerStars Ambassador Lex Veldhuis released another highlight video of his MTT streams.

 

WSOP Online PLO Stream Highlights – Phil Galfond

Phil Galfond posted a highlight video from a WSOP Online PLO event.

 

Cash Game Action – Live at the Bike

Watch cash game action live from the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles!

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

Top Videos of the Week: January 8 – 14

In this weekly feature, we list down 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!

Chota Machhi Streams MTTs

It’s been a busy start to 2023 for Chota Machhi, AKA Arpit Jain, who streamed twice this past week.

On Tuesday, our boy set his sights on IndiaPlays’ ₹1 Lakh GTD Texas Bounty.

 

On Thursday, he took on two PokerBaazi tournaments together, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Daily Value Boost and Poker Baazi Classics Game Changer Q1 Satellite. While he bricked the Daily Value Boost, he won a ticket to the Game Changer Q1.

 

Aditya Wadhwani & Laksh Pal Singh Stream For PokerBaazi

Well-known commentator Aditya Wadhwani streamed his Sunday session on PokerBaazi, playing the ₹50 Lakhs GTD 1000X#32 Main Event, ₹35 Lakhs GTD (7-MAX) BSS Championship, ₹15 Lakhs GTD 1000X#33 MEGASTACK, and ₹10 Lakhs GTD 1000X#34 AFTERPARTY.

While his Sunday run was nothing to write home about, he did manage an ITM finish in the 1000X#33 MEGASTACK (32nd for ₹7,900).

 

On Friday, top pro Laksh Pal Singh streamed his MTTgrind on PokerBaazi, including the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller, ₹12 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT, and ₹10 Lakhs GTD Daily Value Boost. He made deep runs in The Weekly HighRoller (5th for ₹1.25 Lakhs) and the Daily Value Boost (10th for ₹13,227), netting almost ₹1.39 Lakhs.

 

 

Harshdev Jhirmiria Stream For Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s very own Harshdev Jhirmiria clocked two thrilling streams this week.

On Monday, he played Spartan Poker’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Rainmaker.

 

He returned on Thursday, streaming the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Ultron.

 

Aryan Chauhan Cash Game Streams For PokerStars India

On popular demand, cash game specialist Aryan Chauhan streamed a cash game session on PokerStars India on Friday. He played the ₹250/₹500 and ₹100/₹200 cash games.

 

Monster Poker Community’s Animesh Thakur, Vasu Bansal & Arpan Roy Choudhury Stream MTTs

The Monster Poker Community’s streamers put up four streams this past week.

On Tuesday, Animesh Thakur took on PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-26 [6-Max, Deep].

 

Thakur returned on Thursday for his second stream of the week, showcasing his run in Gamezy Poker’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Whiplash.

 

The same day, Vasu Bansal continued with his cash game challenge on PokerStars India, playing at the ₹25/₹50 and ₹10/₹25 cash tables.

 

Arpan Roy Choudhury streamed his run in IndiaPlays’s rake-free Resolution Series on Friday.

 

IPPA’s Ashutosh Kumar, Rahul Kumar, Prapti Singh, Sawan Kumar & Devvrat Singh Kaurav Stream MTTs

This past week was relatively light for the India Poker Players Association (IPPA) streamers!

On Sunday, Ashutosh Kumar streamed PokerSaint’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Diamond.

 

On Wednesday, Kumar returned for a second streaming session, playing PokerStars India’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-31 Championship Event.

 

On Sunday, the Player Hunt Season 2 participant, Rahul Kumar, streamed his run in Spartan Poker’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Money Heist.

 

The next day, Rahul Kumar took on PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost.

 

On Tuesday, Prapti Singh took a shot in Pocket52’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Pocket Jacks.

 

On Thursday, Sawan Kumar joined PokerSaint’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Opal.

 

On Wednesday, Devvrat Singh Kaurav streamed Gamezy Poker’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Whiplash.

 

On Friday, Kaurav jumped into PokerStars India’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-43 [Uppercut], streaming his gameplay live.

 

Ginish Vadera Streams For Gamezy Poker

On Tuesday, Ginish Vadera took a shot in Gamezy Poker’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Whiplash.

 

Nikhil Segel Streams For Natural8

On Wednesday, Nikhil Segel streamed the $2.10 buy-in PLO-NL PKO $125 GTD on Natural8.

 

Aniruddha Joshi Stream For Adda52

On Wednesday, poker streamed Aniruddha Joshi got a virtual rail going for his run in Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick and Day 1A of the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event.

 

Parth Jain Streams MTTs

On Tuesday, Parth Jain, AKA Your Poker Guy, dived into IndiaPlays’s Resolution Series ₹1 Lakhs GTD Texas Bounty.

 

On Wednesday, Parth Jain booked a ₹3,000 loss playing on MPL Poker’s Head2Head tables.

 

On Friday, Jain streamed his gameplay in the Resolution Series showstopper, ₹3 Lakhs GTD PLO-6.

 

Box of Business Episode Ft. Abhishek Goindi & Muskan Sethi

In the first episode of Box of Business by Poker Tank, PokerBaazi Team Pro’s Abhishek Goindi and Muskan Sethi take on the mystery box and try to explain poker terms (drawn through chits) by drawing a business analogy.

 

PokerGuru Daily Majors Recap With Saumya Paithankar

PokerGuru’s Saumya Paithankar delivered another week of daily updates. Our top picks are the Sunday (January 8) and Wednesday (January 11) recaps.

 

 

PokerGO Cup Final Table Live Streams

The PokerGO Cup returned for a third outing at the PokerGO Studio inside the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 11.

PokerGO streamed Event #1: $10K NLHE final table action on its YouTube channel, where Sean Winter came out on top to win $216K. Watch the replay of the final table live stream below.

 

PokerGO put up a one-hour preview of Event #2: $10K NLHE final table on YouTube. The 2018 WSOP Main Event finalist Aram Zobian championed the event for $207,500.

 

WPC Loyal Hanoi FT Streams

The Grand Loyal Poker Club in Hanoi, Vietnam, the host venue for the World Poker Championship Loyal Hanoi, has been continuously streaming the FT action from featured events of the stop.

Vietnam’s Ngo Long championed the series-opener Mystery Bounty to clinch the WPC Mystery Bounty trophy and the winner’s cheque of VN₫ 479 Million. India’s Aditya Agarwal finished 4th for VN₫ 225 Million. Watch the replay of the final table live stream below.

 

Vietnam’s Ta Son Tung grabbed the headlines after taking down Event #15: Super High Roller for VN₫ 1.075 Million. India’s Akshay Nasa placed 4th for VN₫ 405 Million. Watch the replay of the final table live stream below.

 

Dao Ngoc “Newbie” Thang won the WPC Main Event VN₫ 1,540,030,000 after a 5-way ICM deal.

 

DAT Poker Podcast Ep 136

The 136th episode of the DAT Poker Podcast had Adam Schwartz, Terrence Chan, Ross Henry, and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu discussing hot topics like:

> Negreanu’s 2022 tournament results & reactions

> Misapplying GTO, Limpin’ Is Pimpin

> PGT Tour

> DNegs Challenge – $25k vs. any player

> WSOP 2023 schedule

> HU challenge & much more

 

LIMPIN’ is PIMPIN’ Part 1 – Daniel Negreanu

In the first-hand breakdown from this LIMPIN’ is PIMPIN’ series, Daniel Negreanu analyzes the Limpin’ is Pimpin’ strategy he has implemented to take on the GTO geniuses.

 

PokerStaples Stream Highlights – Jaime Staples

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

 

Stream Highlights – Lex Veldhuis

PokerStars Ambassador Lex Veldhuis released another highlight video of his MTT streams.

 

Cash Game Action – Live at the Bike

Watch cash game action live from the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles!

 

 

 

 

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

Top Videos of the Week: December 4 – 10

In this weekly feature, we list down 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!

The PokerGuru Show S3E04 Ft. Zarvan Tumboli

In Episode 4 of The PokerGuru Show Season 3, we caught up with a player who has been instrumental in ensuring the Indian tricolor flies high on the Asian felts, the first-ever WPT Prime Main Event champion Zarvan Tumboli! A poker champ, a doting family man, and an insatiable foodie, Tumboli has been keeping the Indian rail entertained with his poker prowess and off-felt antics.

The Mumbai-based pro’s breakout run began in March, and since then, he has won six live titles and has secured a total of seven titles. Going by his phenomenal form, it was no surprise that Spartan Poker onboarded Tumboli as a brand ambassador in July. In a candid interview with PokerGuru`s Saumya Paithankar, Tumboli talks about his love for playing live poker and his innumerable experiences. He also shares how he became a Spartan Poker Team Pro and much more!

Champions Speak Ft. Spartan Poker’s ₹1.50 Crores GTD LEGEND #25 Esteem Champion Gursimrann Brar

In this week`s Champion’s Speak, we caught up with a recent chartbuster, Spartan Poker’s ₹1.50 Crores GTD LEGEND #25 Esteem champion, Gursimrann Brar! The 35-year-old broke past a stacked 1,903-player field in the LPS flagship to win a jaw-dropping ₹26.06 Lakhs – over 3X his previous best score. Hear all about Brar`s poker journey and exciting career as a sports lawyer below.

 

Your Poker Guy Podcast Ft. Shashank Shekhar

In the most recent Your Poker Guy podcast, Parth Jain invited Shashank Shekhar. The IOPC #93 – Super High Roller runner-up, Shekhar, had a heart-to-heart with ‘Your Poker Guy,’ where he spoke about his college days, his poker-related studies, how his family reacted to him playing poker, and more. Watch his interview below.

 

Chota Machhi Streams MTTs

Our very own Chota Machhi, AKA Arpit Jain, took a shot at APT glory in PokerBaazi’s ₹35 Lakhs GTD APT#14 Sunday Major last Sunday. While his run didn’t exactly go as planned, there were some memorable moments on the 90-minute stream.

 

Gautam Rohilla, Muskan Sethi, Puneet Sachan, Aditya Wadhwani, Abhishek Goindi, Laksh Pal Singh & Gaurav Mittal Stream For PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi recently celebrated its seventh anniversary and has been steadily stepping up its stream game. The site had a notable reg streaming on its YouTube channel daily this past week.

On Sunday, Gautam Rohilla played the ₹35 Lakhs GTD APT#14 Sunday Major and ₹50 Lakhs GTD BSS Championship Event.

 

On Monday, the newly-appointed PokerBaazi team, pro Muskan Sethi, streamed her run in the ₹6 Lakhs GTD APT#17 MonsterStack and ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT#18 (PKO – RE).

 

On Tuesday, the GOAT’s runner-up finisher Puneet Sachan streamed his gameplay in the ₹25 Lakhs GTD APT#24 HIGHROLLER and ₹12 Lakhs GTD APT#25 MegaStack.

 

On Wednesday, Aditya Wadhwani joined the action in the ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT#29 Mini Main Event and ₹15 Lakhs GTD APT#30 SuperStack.

 

On Thursday, the other new addition to PokerBaazi`s pro team roster, Abhishek Goindi, duo-streamed with Aditya Wadhwani. They took on the ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT#35 SuperStack and the ₹15 Lakhs GTD APT#36.

 

On Friday, it was MTT-phenom Laksh Pal Singh’s turn to get a virtual rail going, and he played the ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT#39.

 

On Saturday, Gaurav Mittal showed off his streaming skills by diving into the ₹20 Lakhs GTD APT#45 PLO5 Highroller.

 

Monster Poker Community’s Utsav Taneja, Arpan Roy Choudhury, Kamal Punjabi & Vasu Bansal Stream MTTs

The Monster Poker Community’s streamers followed their busy weekly grinding schedule with four streams.

On Sunday, Utsav Taneja took on PokerStars India’s ₹1 Crore GTD BBS #37 Main Event.

 

On Monday, Arpan Roy Choudhury streamed his run in Spartan Poker’s ₹3 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #72 Multi-Entry.

 

On Wednesday, Kamal Punjabi checked in on MPC`s YouTube channel, streaming his gameplay in Spartan Poker’s ₹3 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #85.

 

On Friday, Vasu Bansal continued his cash game challenge on PokerStars India.

 

Aniruddha Joshi Streams MTTs

Budding streamer Aniruddha Joshi provided PLO enthusiasts with great content by posting three updates on his YouTube channel this week.

On Sunday, he streamed his run in Spartan Poker`s ₹2 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #64 PLO 4 and played ₹10/₹25 PLO cash games on the side.

 

Joshi was back on Wednesday, where he joined the action in Spartan Poker’s ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD PLO Monster Stack.

 

On Saturday, he put in some more volume on the ₹10/₹25 PLO cash tables and joined the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #100 PLO 4.

 

Shivam Jain & Harshdev Jhirmiria Stream For Spartan Poker

On Wednesday, Shivam Jain entered Spartan Poker’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #87 Deepstack Turbo.

 

Spartan Poker’s very own Harshdev Jhirmiria clocked four thrilling streams this week.

On Tuesday, he played the ₹8 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #81 on Spartan Poker.

 

He was back on Wednesday, streaming the ₹30 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown.

 

Without taking a day off, he was back to the streaming grind, playing the ₹35 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #91 Thursday Showdown.

 

And on Friday, he took a shot in the Day 1E flight of the ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD LEGEND Main Event.

 

Devvrat Singh Kaurav Streams MTTs

With a jam-packed schedule of streams, Devvrat Singh kept the entertainment going.

He got his weekly streaming gig going by taking on Spartan Poker’s ₹6 Lakh GTD Legend #75 Turbo.

 

On Tuesday, he jumped into PokerBaazi’s ₹4 Lakh GTD APT#22 (4-Max) Hyper.

 

Keeping up with the busy schedule, Kaurav joined Gamezy’s ₹3.50 Lakh GTD Whiplash on Wednesday.

 

After taking a day off, he was back in action on Friday, streaming Spartan Poker’s ₹15 Lakh GTD Legend #98 Multi-Entry.

 

Sawan Kumar Streams MTTs

Sawan Kumar got a stream going on Thursday, where he played PokerBaazi’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD APT#37 (6-Max) Turbo.

 

Rahul Kumar Streams MTTs

The Player Hunt Season 2 participant, Rahul Kumar, was busy throughout the week and streamed thrice.

On Sunday, he made a strong bid for the title in Pocket52’s PFS headliner, ₹10 Lakhs GTD Pocket Kings.

 

He was back in action on Monday and took on Spartan Poker’s ₹6 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #75.

 

Kumar took a day’s break after getting back to his streaming routine and played Spartan Poker’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Legend #87 Deepstack Turbo on Wednesday,

 

Super MILLION$ Show – S02E69

GGPoker’s Super MILLION$ Show returned with the cards-up FT replay of the site’s $10,300 buy-in WSOP Winter Circuit Super MILLION$, with Jeff Gross and Brian Rast taking on the commentating duties.

The Super High Roller flagship attracted 722 entrants, creating a $7,220,000 prize pool. Israel’s “Corenkas” championed the tournament for a whopping $1,095,775 top prize. Hong Kong’s Biao Ding banked a runner-up payday worth $845,129.

 

High Stakes Duel III Round V – Phil Hellmuth v/s Jason Koon – PokerGO

The biggest one-on-one clash in High Stakes Duel history concluded recently with Jason Koon defeating Phil Hellmuth in Round 5 of High Stakes Poker Duel III. You can watch the one-hour preview of the match below or the complete replay with a subscription to the PokerGO app.

 

Cards-up FT Coverage of PokerStars’ Sunday Million (Day 2 & FT)

PokerStars streamed Day 2 of the $1 Million GTD Sunday Million, with Nick Walsh & Arlie Shaban calling the action.

Bulgaria’s “llewxa” won the weekly flagship for $80,776.

 

Raise Your Edge Podcast Ft. Joey Ingram

In the most recent episode of the Raise Your Edge podcast, the legendary Joey Ingram joined Bencb once again for some insightful discussions canvassing everything from poker to meditating and finding your passion.

 

The Lock-In Ft. Lance Bradley

The hosts of The Lock-in Podcast, David Lappin and Dara ‘O’ Kearney, got locked in with the WPT director of media and player communications Lance Bradley. The trio had a lot of exciting conversations about poker book writing, poker journalism, and today’s online poker landscape. They also look at ambassadors’ and players’ roles in the content creation space and much more!

Top 5 Low Stakes Poker Hacks – Phil Galfond

In the most recent Top Five episode, Phil Galfond shared his best “hacks” to help his viewers gain an edge in low-stakes games. He elaborated on the different styles of play and what to observe in the opponent when they change dramatically between the level of stakes you’re playing and much more.

 

PokerStaples Stream Highlights – Jaime Staples

Check out partypoker Ambassador Jaime Staples‘ latest stream highlights below.

 

Stream Highlights – Lex Veldhuis

PokerStars Ambassador Lex Veldhuis released another highlight video of his MTT streams.

 

Cash Game Action – Live at the Bike

Watch cash game action live from the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles!

 

 

 

Cash Game Action – The Lodge

Check out the high-stakes cash game action live from The Lodge Card Club in Texas!

 

 

 

 

 

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