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Daily Majors: Anuj Yadav, Gaurav Sood, Pradip Ghosh & Vishal Bajaj Fly Through the Friday Flagships

It was a fluctuating Friday on the virtual felts. While many marquee tournaments crushed their advertised guarantees, others missed the mark. Nevertheless, with PokerBaazi’s 1000X Series 2.0 heading towards its Sunday finale and PokerStars India’s Winter Series 5.0 hitting its first weekend, there will be no dearth of action for players in the coming days.

Returning to the Friday majors, Young Gun Anuj Yadav continues his dominance in online MTTs. The 2022 POY leaderboard topper championed Spartan Poker’s The Elite for the third time taking home the day’s single biggest payout worth ₹6.71 Lakhs. Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalani finished runner-up for ₹4.53 Lakhs.

It was a night for PokerGuru’s Young Guns to shine as Gaurav Sood entered the winner’s circle for the first time in 2023. The two-time POY leaderboard topper took down Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹5.76 Lakhs, lapping ₹6.08 Lakhs in total winnings. Ayush Garg came second for ₹3.49 Lakhs.

One of the most consistent winners of 2022, Pradip Ghosh, continued his winning form into 2023 by taking down PokerBaazi’s 1000X#24 Friday Prime, clinching his maiden 1000X Series title for ₹4.89 Lakhs (won ₹6.08 Lakhs overall).

Vishal Bajaj opened his title tally for the year with a dominating run in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly High Roller for ₹4.01 Lakhs (won ₹4.45 Lakhs overall), following a heads-up deal with Dhiraj Lakhotia (2nd for ₹3.85 Lakhs).

‘VikramJaiswal7’ (Won 1000X#25 for ₹99,068), Kamal Joshi (Won 1000X#23 for ₹89,780), and Shivam Shukla (Won 1000X#22 (PLO-6) for ₹71,250) shipped the other 1000X Series titles of Friday.

Gokul Raj was another breakout winner, for he shipped PokerStars India’s Winter Series-08 [Uppercut], banking ₹2.91 Lakhs (won ₹4.88 Lakhs overall).

Rohit Agarwal, Akhand Shukla, Mukesh Ahuja, Ankit Jajodia, Abhishek Chowrasia, Yash Jaiswal, Jimmy Arora, Nikhel Anand, Abhishek Mishra, Janani Ghosh, Muthukumar Rajagopalan, Kishan Kashyap, Gaurang Bhatti, Laldingliana Tlau Vantawl, and Shailendra Pradhan won the other Friday marquees!

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

PokerBaazi

1000X#24 Friday Prime – ₹35 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 479

Re-entries – 518

Prize Pool – ₹35,00,000

Places Paid – 100

Just a week into the New Year, Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh has already bagged two flagship titles, the latest coming last night. The MTT fiend trumped a formidable 997-player field in PokerBaazi’s ₹35 Lakhs GTD 1000X#24 Friday Prime, shipping Friday’s biggest guaranteed tournament for ₹4.89 Lakhs (his maiden 1000X title). ‘severeStraddL84’ finished runner-up for ₹3.03 Lakhs.

Pradip Ghosh
Pradip Ghosh

 

The Legend Poker Series Main Event runner-up, Ghosh, reeled in almost ₹6.08 Lakhs from five deep runs yesterday, including a fourth-place finish in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-08 [Uppercut] for ₹1.02 Lakhs, making him one of the Friday chartbusters.

Pradip Ghosh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.62 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.65 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #2 | Finished #10 on the 2022 TLB Leaderboard

The ₹3,850 buy-in flagship fell ₹10,500 short of its advertised guarantee, with the top 100 runners crossing the money line.

Final Table Results

  1. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹4,89,300
  2. severeStraddL84 – ₹3,02,750
  3. rexxarf – ₹2,43,600
  4. Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj – ₹1,97,050
  5. Chiraag ‘Versutus’ Patel – ₹1,58,900
  6. Avijit ‘SwangoRay’ Jaiswal – ₹1,21,800
  7. Aishwary ‘czarash’ Sharma – ₹85,750
  8. 1299sanj – ₹70,000

 

The Weekly HighRoller – ₹12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 101

Re-entries – 93

Prize Pool – ₹19,40,000

Places Paid – 20

Vishal ‘Vishzz’ Bajaj was another top pro making the Friday headlines! Just as his mentor Aditya Agarwal was making an FT run in the World Poker Championship Hanoi Kickoff event, the 25-year-old engineer turned poker pro took down the 194-player field in PokerBaazi’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly HighRoller for ₹4.01 Lakhs (his maiden title of 2023), striking a heads-up deal with last week’s The Summit champion Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia (2nd for ₹3.85 Lakhs).

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj

 

Bajaj pulled out a class act last night, netting almost ₹4.45 Lakhs from three ITM finishes, which include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹4,00,619

> 10th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹34,577

> 33rd in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-08 [Uppercut] for ₹9,790

Vishal Bajaj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.39 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.36 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1 | Finished #12 in the 2022 POY Race

Dhiraj Lakhotia also cashed the 1000X#24 Friday Prime (45th for ₹17,500), pocketing ₹4.02 Lakhs overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.74 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹75.93 Lakhs

Dhiraj Lakhotia
Dhiraj Lakhotia

 

The banker-turned-poker-pro Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni collected ₹3.12 Lakhs in Friday winnings on the back of six deep runs, with his biggest score coming in The Weekly HighRoller (3rd for ₹2.49 Lakhs), pushing him across the ₹9 Crores mark in tracked online winnings.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

 

Kunal Patni`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.01 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.97 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘Vishzz’ Bajaj – ₹4,00,619*
  2. Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia – ₹3,84,499*
  3. Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni – ₹2,48,902
  4. Ninad ‘DarAdal’ Naik – ₹1,71,690
  5. AK10JQ – ₹1,29,010
  6. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – ₹91,180

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

1000X#25 – ₹8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 598

Re-entries – 621

Prize Pool – ₹9,75,000

Places Paid – 209

PokerBaazi user ‘VikramJaiswal7’ clinched their eighth title on the site, championing the ₹8 Lakhs GTD 1000X#25 for ₹99,068 (their second-best score on the site), following a four-way deal with Parteek ‘ptk007’ Maheshwari (2nd for ₹96,284), Satyam ‘bolu123’ Shukla (3rd for ₹97,747) and Deepak ‘sabJuwaaHai’ Choudhary (4th for ₹65,482).

VikramJaiswal7’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹19.23 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹4.20 Lakhs | Titles Won: #8

Parteek Maheshwari FT-ed two 1000X Series events, locking in ₹1.54 Lakhs. His FT finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s 1000X#25 for ₹96,284

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s 1000X#23 for ₹57,330

Parteek Maheshwari’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹36.76 Lakhs

The ₹880 entry buy-in tourney logged 1,219 entries, posting a guarantee-crushing ₹9.75 Lakhs prize pool, distributed among the top 209 finishers.

Final Table Results

  1. VikramJaiswal7 – ₹99,068*
  2. Parteek ‘ptk007’ Maheshwari – ₹96,284*
  3. Satyam ‘bolu123’ Shukla – ₹97,747*
  4. Deepak ‘sabJuwaaHai’ Choudhary – ₹65,482*
  5. Vignesh ‘Rajjni007’ Kumar – ₹36,082
  6. Vardatic – ₹25,160
  7. Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra – ₹17,456
  8. Fang987 – ₹12,190

*denotes a four-way deal

 

1000X#23 – ₹7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹770

Entries – 505

Re-entries – 477

Prize Pool – ₹7,00,000

Places Paid – 167

Kamal ‘bagdadi345’ Joshi picked up his first title after nearly 11 weeks with a victory march in PokerBaazi’s ₹7 Lakhs GTD 1000X#23 for ₹89,780, following a heads-up deal with Ajay ‘Rakaa1’ Agrawal (2nd for ₹83,120).

Kamal Joshi
Kamal Joshi

 

Joshi made another deep run in the Daily Boost (23rd for ₹3,075), netting ₹92,855 overall. His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹43.45 Lakhs

The ₹770 entry buy-in marquee attracted 982 entries, overlaying ₹62,600. The top 167 places were paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Kamal ‘bagdadi345’ Joshi – ₹89,780*
  2. Ajay ‘Raakaa1’ Agrawal – ₹83,120*
  3. Parteek ‘ptk007’ Maheshwari – ₹57,330
  4. Sandeep ‘pizzakhanahai’ Chhabra – ₹38,710
  5. Rehmat ‘seinfeld’ Singh Walia – ₹26,950
  6. P0ker23 – ₹19,600
  7. adirajnara – ₹13,090
  8. Kunal1717 – ₹9,100

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) Afternoon Boost – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 134

Re-entries – 118

Prize Pool – ₹5,04,000

Places Paid – 41

The low-to-mid stakes grinder Mukesh ‘Mukeshahuja’ Ahuja traversed the 252-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Afternoon Boost, winning the 2 PM marquee for the first time for ₹88,517. Site user ‘masterbet’ banked a profitable ₹81,498 in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Ahuja min-cashed four other events yesterday, adding ₹96,271 overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.19 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Last month’s (7-MAX) BSS Championship finalist Akshay ‘fsociety’ Dhingra rounded out the podium in the Afternoon Boost (3rd for ₹50,321). He cumulatively grossed ₹65,539 from three deep runs, which include:

Akshay Dhingra
Akshay Dhingra

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) Afternoon Boost for ₹50,321

> 4th in PokerBaazi`s Daily Morning SPRINT for ₹13,685

> 22nd in PokerBaazi`s SPRINT for ₹1,533

Akshay Dhingra`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.77 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹42.25 Lakhs

The ₹2,200 entry buy-in tourney dished out ₹5.04 Lakhs in prize money to the top 41 finishers.

Final Table Results

  1. Mukesh ‘Mukeshahuja’ Ahuja – ₹88,517*
  2. masterbet – ₹81,498*
  3. Akshay ‘fsociety’ Dhingra – ₹50,321
  4. Mahendar0999 – ₹35,235
  5. adirajnara – ₹24,899
  6. Sawan ‘Jaishiv’ Kumar – ₹17,644
  7. Ronywalker – ₹14,407

* denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 141

Re-entries – 122

Prize Pool – ₹5,26,000

Places Paid – 53

September’s MS #17 Sunday Millionaire finalist Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia fired twice before outclassing a 263-strong field in PokerBaazi’s 7:15 PM offering, ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Daily SPRINT, collecting the winner’s due worth ₹81,320 after a five-and-a-half-hour-long action-packed grind. The first-ever APT Online India Main Event champion Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan, finished runner-up for ₹61,595.

Ankit Jajodia
Ankit Jajodia

 

Jajodia ITM-ed four events, raking ₹1.21 Lakhs in Friday’s winnings. His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹81,320

> 14th in PokerBaazi`s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹29,100

> 17th in PokerBaazi`s 1000X#23 for ₹5,250

> 14th in PokerBaazi`s 1000X#22 (PLO-6) for ₹5,150

Ankit Jajodia`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.59 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹37.83 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The #3 finisher on the 2022 TLB leaderboard, Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar, will be a formidable challenger for the 2023 TLB leaderboard title for the mid-stakes grinder made deep runs in many as 14 events, bagging out a Friday take-home worth ₹1.08 Lakhs. His top Friday finishes include:

Neeraj Kumar
Neeraj Kumar

 

> 5th in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹25,090

> 5th in PokerStars India`s Winter Series-10 [Battle Royale] for ₹18,077

> 59th in PokerBaazi`s 1000X#24 Friday Prime for ₹15,750

> 13th in PokerStars India`s Winter Series-08 [Uppercut] for ₹13,474

> 7th in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) Midnight SPRINT for ₹10,017

Neeraj Kumar`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.16 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.58 Crores

The ₹2,200 entry buy-in (7-Max) Daily SPRINT registered 263 runners, crossing its listed guarantee by ₹26,000, and the top 53 finishers got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia – ₹81,320
  2. Rajat ‘happyfish’ Mahajan – ₹61,595
  3. Vinay ‘keechad’ Verma – ₹47,813
  4. Anand ‘aanandd’ Kumar – ₹35,505
  5. Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar – ₹25,090
  6. Sksushil – ₹17,779
  7. Neelakantan ‘difsripp007’ Murali – ₹14,518

 

1000X#22 (PLO-6) – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 251

Re-entries – 365

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 112

Perseverance pays off, and Shivam ‘broosky’ Shukla proved it by firing as many as eight bullets in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD 1000X#22 (PLO-6) before taking down the 3 PM tourney, bagging his first 1000X Series title and ₹71,250 in first-place prize money – ending a six-week-long dry spell.

Shivam Shukla
Shivam Shukla

 

The Winter Series-01 [LittleSnowball, 8-Max] champion, Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra, fell one place short of clinching his second title of the year, netting ₹54,100 as the second-place finisher.

Vikram Mishra
Vikram Mishra

 

Shukla posted up ₹94,741 in total earnings across four deep runs, including another final table finish! His Friday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s 1000X#22 (PLO-6) for ₹71,250

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-12 [Polar Express] for ₹13,705

> 8th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Midnight SPRINT for ₹8,096

> 30th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1,690

Shivam Shukla’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.20 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹15.89 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The runner-up finisher, Vikram Mishra, locked in ₹1.36 Lakhs last night from six deep runs, as follows:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s 1000X#22 (PLO-6) for ₹54,100

> 9th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-08 [Uppercut] for ₹51,337

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s 1000X#25 for ₹17,456

> 17th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-10 [Battle Royale] for ₹9,193

> 64th in PokerBaazi’s 1000X#23 for ₹2,240

> 7th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-09 [Snowflake Omaha Hi-Lo] for ₹1,792

Vikram Mishra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.82 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹76.69 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The ₹550 entry buy-in tourney filled in a glaring ₹1.92 Lakhs overlay shortfall, with the top 112 finishers from the 616-player starting field getting paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Shivam ‘broosky’ Shukla – ₹71,250
  2. Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra – ₹54,100
  3. ashokmanjhi – ₹42,500
  4. madrasmannan – ₹27,500
  5. Akshay ‘akshay9144’ Singh – ₹20,500
  6. Clinton ‘clintontavares’ Tavares – ₹14,200
  7. Akhils20 – ₹10,300
  8. RakeKid – ₹8,450

 

‘Reuben123’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD 7-Max Midnight SPRINT for ₹51,560), ‘Ppatil25x’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for ₹37,270), Yash ‘ShakeyAnimal’ Jaiswal (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD 7-Max SPRINT for ₹37,310), ‘Spades9’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹36,160), ‘Sushilprem’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Morning SPRINT for ₹36,000), Jimmy ‘Jeeven’ Arora (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD PLO-5 BOOST for ₹35,210), AbhishekAbhims05’ Mishra (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹25,620), Muthukumar ‘hero1965’ Rajagopalan (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO-6 BOOST PKO for ₹23,340), ‘Odinson’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD SPRINT for ₹23,220) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

Spartan Poker

The Elite (6-Max) – ₹30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 146

Re-entries – 58

Rebuys – 99

Prize Pool – ₹30,30,000

Places Paid – 27

Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (opted out of tracking) is coming off a trailblazing 2022, where he dominated the POY rankings for a record 45 weeks straight, and he looks dead-set on keeping the momentum going. Last night, the 26-year-old MTT phenom conquered a 303-player strong field in Spartan Poker`s ₹30 Lakhs GTD The Elite, winning the Friday headliner for the 3rd time for ₹6.71 Lakhs. Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani collected ₹4.53 Lakhs in second place.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall rounded out a hefty ₹3.98 Lakhs across two FT finishes yesterday, coming strikingly close to touching ₹10 Crores in tracked online winnings.

Goonjan Mall
Goonjan Mall

 

His Friday finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹3,11,787

> 6th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹86,444

Goonjan Mall’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.9 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.97 Crores

The #3 ranked player of 2022, Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha, added ₹2.79 Lakhs from three ITM finishes, which include:

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹2,54,217

> 66th in PokerBaazi’s 1000X24 Friday Prime for ₹14,000

> 27th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series – 8 [Uppercut] for ₹10,651

Arjanveer Singh Chadha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹12.97 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.57 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹6,71,145
  2. Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani – ₹4,52,985
  3. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹3,11,787
  4. Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha – ₹2,54,217
  5. Ujjwal ‘$hitreg’ Narwal – ₹2,02,707
  6. Aditya ‘Ben K Rolle’ Singh – ₹1,55,742

 

Futuristic (Multi Entry) – ₹8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 626 (377)

Rebuys – 393

Prize Pool – ₹8,15,200

Places Paid – 87

The IOPC July 2021 Saturday Prime winner ‘Giraldik’ nailed Spartan Poker`s Friday value offering, ₹8 Lakhs GTD Futuristic, racing past a guarantee-crushing 1,019-entry field to collect his maiden title of 2023 for ₹1.56 Lakhs.

Chasing his first title in seven weeks, Abhimanyu ‘foul child’ Mittal fell one place short of the finish line, netting the runner-up payday of ₹97,172 – his fourth FT finish of 2023. He posted a six-figure payday of ₹1.01 Lakhs yesterday, counting a few smaller cashes and bounties.

Abhimanyu Mittal
Abhimanyu Mittal

 

Abhimanyu Mittal`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.68 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.48 Crores

Parminder ‘Bounceez’ Randhava made away with ₹79,887 across two deep finishes, which include:

Parminder Randhava
Parminder Randhava

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Futuristic for ₹69,537

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s Sundowner for ₹10,350

Parminder Randhava’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹92.29 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹9.25 Lakhs

The newly hitched Romit ’tilt_83′ Advani lapped up ₹1.05 Lakhs on the back of two deep finishes on Friday, which include:

Romit Advani
Romit Advani

 

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Futuristic for ₹53,803

> 11th in Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹50,789

Romit Advani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.13 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹99 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Giraldik – ₹1,56,111
  2. Abhimanyu ‘foul child’ Mittal – ₹97,172
  3. Parminder ‘Bounceez’ Randhava – ₹69,537
  4. Romit ’tilt_83′ Advani – ₹53,803
  5. WorstFish – ₹42,390
  6. Herro Prease – ₹33,179
  7. M ‘LACHANCE’ Balakrishnan – ₹24,538
  8. rujula16 – ₹16,875

 

‘Haliax0805’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹51,522), Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Chowrasia (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Night Rider for ₹38,325), ‘pokerpineapple1’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Dark Knight for ₹32,295), Nikhel ‘Orion24’ Anand (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Sundowner Multi-Entry for ₹27,308), ‘Lolsfrag2’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for ₹17,158), and Laldingliana ‘patea1971’ Tlau Vantawl (Won ₹50K GTD The Centurion for ₹10,025) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

MPL Poker

Full Stack Friday – ₹1 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 422

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 100

MPL Poker user ‘paytmpsm’ claimed the top spot in the site’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Full Stack Friday, taking home ₹21,100, just as Sachin ‘gunnpalji’ Kumar finished runner-up for ₹12,132.

Final Table Results

  1. paytmpsm – ₹21,100
  2. Sachin ‘gunnpalji’ Kumar – ₹12,132
  3. Mohd. ‘tausifbhai7’ Reyaz Shaikh – ₹6,541
  4. Abhishek ‘royalflush7’ Kumar – ₹5,275
  5. Namvir ‘badalsansi’ Singh – ₹4,220
  6. Mana ‘easyweapon21965’ Sardar – ₹3,165
  7. Gourav ‘idol2580819’ Das – ₹2,637
  8. Nitasa ’hoopsguy953848’ Devi Shaw – ₹2,215

 

 

Pocket52

Pocket Queens – ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,000

Entries – 152

Re-entries – 132

Prize Pool – ₹4,00,000

Places Paid – 43

The Pocket52-hosted Friday showstopper, ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Queens brought in 284 runners, and the user ‘BrownMunde’ outlasted them all to grab the lion’s share of ₹1.35 Lakhs. ‘indian_0jz7n45IPy’ finished runner-up for ₹97,500.

The final table comprised the likes of online regulars Pratik ’GorillaGlue’ Manjrekar (3rd for ₹67,500) and Arpan ‘Novus’ Majhi (5th for ₹35,250).

Final Table Results

  1. BrownMunde – ₹1,35,000
  2. indian_0jz7n45IPy – ₹97,500
  3. Pratik ’GorillaGlue’ Manjrekar – ₹67,500
  4. Alak20 – ₹48,750
  5. Arpan ‘Novus’ Majhi – ₹35,250
  6. SSAHisoka – ₹30,000

 

JananiKhapaGhosh (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch for ₹25,000), ‘shershaah’ (Won ₹75K GTD Pocket Snacks for ₹16,500), ‘99##.006##143_1902583’ (Won ₹75K GTD Pocket Soda for ₹16,500), ‘spotless_henderson19_20629989’ (Won ₹75K GTD Pocket Soda for ₹15,750) and ‘Subhajit11’ (Won ₹60K GTD Pocket Squares for ₹13,800) won the other Pocket52 marquees on Friday.

 

PokerStars India

Winter Series-08 [Uppercut], 6-Max – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 179

Re-entries – 162

Regular Prize Pool – ₹8,18,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹6,82,000

Total Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 41

It`s been a great start to 2023 for Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj, who scored his second title victory of the year last night. The seasoned pro booked a profitable Friday session, picking up FT scores in two flagship tournaments for a total take-home worth ₹4.88 Lakhs.

Gokul Raj
Gokul Raj

 

Raj scored a thumping victory in PokerStars India’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-08 [Uppercut], for ₹2.91 Lakhs with Varun ‘wardev’ Devayya (opted out of our tracking) netting ₹1.54 Lakhs as the runner-up.

Varun Devayya
Varun Devayya

 

Raj’s Friday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-08 [Uppercut] for ₹2,91,037

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s 1000X#24 FRIDAY PRIME for ₹1,97,050

Gokul Raj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.90 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.29 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #2

Another top reg Saransh ‘iammrmeeseeks’ Garg collected ₹1.20 Lakhs across two deep runs, which include:

Saransh Garg
Saransh Garg

 

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-08 [Uppercut] for ₹94,122

> 24th in PokerBaazi’s 1000X#24 FRIDAY PRIME for ₹26,250

Saransh Garg`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.67 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.12 Crores

The ₹4,400 entry buy-in Friday headliner registered a 341-player starting field, falling ₹1.36 Lakhs short of breaking even, and the top 41 places got paid.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj – ₹2,91,037
  2. Varun ‘wardev’ Devayya – ₹1,53,552
  3. Saransh ‘iammrmeeseeks’ Garg – ₹94,122
  4. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹1,02,389
  5. Abhijeet ‘sexylady7766’ Kumar – ₹47,570
  6. Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira – ₹41,484
  7. Mithun ‘ThePokeRajaIN’ Mahesh – ₹40,389

 

Winter Series-10 [Battle Royale], 7-Max – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 116

Re-entries – 92

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,60,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,60,000

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,20,000

Places Paid – 27

Akhand ‘akhand188’ Shukla is off to an explosive start in 2023 as he shipped two Winter Series tournaments yesterday to become the first player on our tracked database to win three titles this year. His breakthrough run saw him taking down PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-10 [Battle Royale] for ₹1.04 Lakhs a few hours after winning Winter Series-11 [Frostbite, 6-Max] (₹20,225).

Akhand Shukla
Akhand Shukla

 

In all, Wednesday’s (7-Max) SPRINT champion, Shukla, took home ₹1.25 Lakhs in Friday winnings across three deep runs on PokerStars India, which include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-10 [Battle Royale] for ₹1,03,684

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-11 [Frostbite] for ₹20,225

> 29th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-07 [Bubble Rush] for ₹1,410

Akhand Shukla’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹38.74 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.90 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #3

The Winter Series-10 [Battle Royale] runner-up finisher, Hardik ‘hardiknair’ Nair, reeled in ₹1.18 Lakhs across seven deep runs, which include:

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-10 [Battle Royale] for ₹70,871

> 2nd in Adda52’s Nighttide DST Adda for ₹23,890

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s Dark Knight for ₹9,543

> 19th in Spartan Poker’s Futuristic for ₹6,359

> 15th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for ₹4,000

> 68th in PokerBaazi’s 1000X#25 for ₹2,828

> 11th in Adda52’s Power Up for ₹250

Hardik Nair’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹30.19 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹11.61 Lakhs

The ₹2,750 entry buy-in tourney brought in a guarantee-crushing 208-entry field, and the top 27 places took a bite out of the ₹5.20 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Akhand ‘akhand188’ Shukla – ₹1,03,684
  2. Hardik ‘hardiknair’ Nair – ₹70,871
  3. Manish ‘manish jangid’ Jangid – ₹44,644
  4. Ankit ‘I am VR4Poker’ Nahar – ₹28,585
  5. Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar – ₹18,077
  6. J500PC – ₹11,887
  7. theghoti – ₹13,892

 

‘$00th$ayer’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-12 [Polar Express] for ₹60,108), ‘gblaze8611’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Winter Series-07 [Bubble Rush] for ₹25,705), and Akhandakhand188Shukla (Won ₹50K GTD Winter Series-11 [Frost Bite, 6-Max] for ₹20,225), and (Won ₹50K GTD Winter Series-09 [snowflake Omaha Hi-Lo] for ₹14771) won the other Winter Series titles on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

The Ballers – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 173

Re-entries – 165

Prize Pool – ₹23,05,160

Places Paid – 34

The poster boy for online MTT players in the country and, hands down, the winningest player on our tracked database, Young Gun Gaurav ‘BuildPuntOK’ Sood announced his candidature for the 2023 POY title by firing up a smashing Friday session!

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

The MTT crusher featured among Friday`s top scorers with ₹6.08 Lakhs in total winnings and clinched Adda52’s Friday headliner, ₹20 Lakhs GTD The Ballers title, after making two runner-up finishes in the event in the last two years. He banked ₹5.76 Lakhs in the first-place prize money as he trounced a field of 338 entrants, while his heads-up opponent, October’s FTS #8 Friday Special champion Ayush ‘lazyman’ Garg, pocketed ₹3.49 Lakhs as the runner-up.

Gaurav Sood`s Friday finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52`s The Ballers for ₹5,76,290 (his first time winning the event)

> 27th in Spartan Poker`s The Elite for ₹30,300

> 208th in PokerBaazi`s 1000X#25 for ₹1,463

Gaurav Sood`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹14.72 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹7.47 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1 | 2020 and 2021 POY | Finished #6 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The ₹7,500 entry buy-in event surpassed its posted guarantee to collect a ₹23.05 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 34 finishers got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘BuildPuntOK’ Sood – ₹5,76,290
  2. Ayush ‘lazyman’ Garg – ₹3,49,232
  3. Sujith ‘sujith97’ Kumar – ₹2,53,568
  4. Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel – ₹1,92,481
  5. Nitin ‘JeeneNhiDunga’ Rawat – ₹1,32,547
  6. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹86,444

 

Rohit ‘Ddarsh’ Agarwal (Won ₹4 Lakhs GTD Friday Bounty for ₹1.09 Lakhs), ‘Valle’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST Adda for ₹31,582), Kishan ‘Baxtere’ Kashyap (Won ₹30K GTD Freeze Out Adda for ₹13,041), Gaurang ‘Bhattigaurang77’ Bhatti (Won ₹40K GTD Sundown Adda for ₹10,740), ‘prakhargupta0808’ (Won ₹60K GTD Bounty Adda for ₹10,555), and Shailendra ‘pshailen29’ Pradhan (Won ₹50K GTD Evening Adda for ₹9,939) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

Khelo365

Friday’s ₹10K GTD Sun Downer title went to Khelo365 user ‘SammyFarha,’ who added ₹3,000 to their poker bankroll. ‘Matkhel963’ came second for ₹2,000.

 

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Daily Majors: Wilson Yomso, Ashutosh Balodhi, Arjanveer Singh Chadha & Myron Pereira Crush the Wednesday Flagships

It was an electrifying Wednesday for MTT grinders as Spartan Poker’s Legend Poker Series (LPS), PokerBaazi’s Asian Poker Tour India Online, Pocket52’s Pocket Friendly Series, and Adda52’s Series of Legend dished out massive prizes.

The banker from Arunachal Pradesh, Wilson Yomso, was the Wednesday chartbuster. Four days after shipping the LEGEND #60 Saturday Showdown, Yomso nailed Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown for 5.85 Lakhs – rocketing to #2 on the LEGEND Deepstack Leaderboard. Online reg Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma, making his second runner-up finish in an LPS marquee, scored 3.71 Lakhs (won 4.66 Lakhs overall).

The APT#25 Megastack runner-up finisher, Ashutosh Balodhi, became the proud recipient of an APT trophy last night as he shipped PokerBaazi’s APT#29 Mini Main Event for 5.56 Lakhs (won 5.79 Lakhs overall). He chopped the APT headliner heads-up with ‘paranoid’ (anonymity requested) (2nd for 5.25 Lakhs).

The #3 ranked player in the POY race, Arjanveer Singh Chadha, piled on over 5.32 Lakhs and most notably championed Adda52s Challenger Chhabria (named after Shravan Chhabria) for 4.42 Lakhs. Bhushan Sohani notched up his third breakout score in four days, pocketing 2.51 Lakhs in second place.

The Goa-based reg Myron Pereira reeled in 4.80 Lakhs last night from four deep runs. He clinched his maiden Legend Poker Series title in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #86 PLO High Roller (6-Max) for 4.28 Lakhs (four-way deal) – sneaking into the top ten of the LEGEND High Roller Leaderboard.

Amit Jain (2nd for 4.24 Lakhs), Prakash Gupta (3rd for 4.09 Lakhs) & this week’s LEGEND #68 Sunday Magnate runner-up finisher Mohammad Azhar (4th for 3.97 Lakhs) were the other beneficiaries of the FT deal.

Shravan Suresh (Won LEGEND #87 Deepstack Turbo for 2.19 Lakhs), J Raju (Won LEGEND #82 for 85,275), Jimmy Arora (Won LEGEND #85 for 63,577), Prince Kumar (Won LEGEND #83 Multi Entry for 50,969), and Prithvi Singh (Won LEGEND #88- PLO4 Monster Stack for 34,201) won the other Legend Poker Series marquees on Wednesday.

Six months after lifting his maiden APT trophy in Event #18 of the 2022 APT Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP, Amit Kaushik won his second APT title (his first APT online title) in PokerBaazi`s APT#30 Superstack for 2.65 Lakhs. He chopped the title heads-up with the in-form Samay Singh Modi (2nd for 2.62 Lakhs).

Ankit Jajodia (Won APT#31 6-Max Turbo for 1.80 Lakhs), Vivekk Dube (Won APT #28 KO for 76,050), and ‘Anurag9009’ (Won APT#27 for 74,400) won the other APT Online titles on Wednesday.

PokerStars India user ‘rummy_11’ nailed the Master Minds [8-Max] for 1.47 Lakhs, with the former Nano Main Event Finale champion Utkarsh Somaaieyaa settling for a runner-up payday worth 1.11 Lakhs.

Hardik Nair (won two tournaments), Sachin Raj, Yash Shrivastava, Chirag Khanduja, Akash Punshi, and Kumar Suresh won the other Wednesday majors.

Here are the Wednesday highlights!

 

 

Spartan Poker

LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown – 30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 6,600

Entries – 255

Re-entries – 80

Rebuys – 165

Prize Pool – 30,00,000

Places Paid – 47

Four days after shipping the LEGEND #60 Saturday Showdown, the banker from Arunachal Pradesh, Wilson ‘Team Any 2’ Yomso, nailed Spartan Poker’s 30 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown for 5.85 Lakhs, rocketing to #2 on the LEGEND Deepstack Leaderboard.

Wilson Yomso
Wilson Yomso

 

Wilson Yomso’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.40 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 42.58 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #6 | Ranked #2 on the LEGEND Deepstack Leaderboard

Online reg Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma, making his second runner-up finish in an LPS marquee, scored 3.71 Lakhs in second place and filled in 4.66 Lakhs across three deep runs while also advancing to Day 2 in the LEGEND Main Event.

Ashit Sharma
Ashit Sharma

 

His Wednesday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown for 3,71,400

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Master Minds 8-Max for 83,833

> 19th in PokerBaazi’s APT#31 6-Max Turbo for 10,492

> Made Day 2 in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND Main Event

Ashit Sharma’s online Stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.31 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #24 | Annual Winnings: 2.06 Crores

Tuesday`s APT#24 (PLO-4) High Roller champion, Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna, kept his online scorecard ticking by reeling in 1.92 Lakhs from six deep runs and made Day 2 in Spartan Poker`s LEGEND Main Event.

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna

 

His top Wednesday finishes include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown for 1,35,600

> 8th in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #87 Deepstack Turbo for 27,468

> Made Day 2 in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND Main Event

Ritwik Khanna’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.30 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.27 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #16 | Annual Winnings: 3.17 Crores | Ranked #8 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Final Table Results

  1. Wilson ‘Team Any 2’ Yomso – 5,84,700
  2. Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma – 3,71,400
  3. LieTeller – 2,78,400
  4. Anant ‘ProMaco’ Purohit – 2,25,300
  5. foul child – 1,77,600
  6. Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna – 1,35,600
  7. Vaid51 – 99,600
  8. Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma – 73,200

 

LEGEND #86 PLO High Roller (6-Max) – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 22,000

Entries – 67

Re-entries – 28

Rebuys – 27

Prize Pool – 25,00,000

Places Paid – 13

After bricking the Tuesday session, Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira fired up a scintillating run yesterday, adding 4.80 Lakhs overall. The Goa-based reg made four deep runs and most notably clinched his maiden Legend Poker Series title in Spartan Poker’s 25 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #86 PLO High Roller (6-Max), netting 4.28 Lakhs (four-way deal) – sneaking into the top ten of the LEGEND High Roller Leaderboard.

Myron Pereira
Myron Pereira

 

His Wednesday finishes include:

> 1st in SpartanPoker’s LEGEND #86 PLO High Roller for 4,27,575* (his second PLO title this year)

> 17th in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown for 35,400

> 112th in PokerBaazi’s APT#29 MINI MAIN EVENT for 9,819

> 39th in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #87 Deepstack Turbo for 7,521

Myron Pereira’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.66 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 98.15 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #13 | Annual Winnings: 2.49 Crores | Ranked #24 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #10 on the LEGEND High Roller Leaderboard

Amit ‘mrlegend’ Jain (2nd for 4.24 Lakhs), Prakash ‘Robin Van Charsi’ Gupta (3rd for 4.09 Lakhs) & this week’s LEGEND #68 Sunday Magnate runner-up finisher Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar (4th for 3.97 Lakhs) were the other beneficiaries of the four-way deal in the LEGEND PLO High Roller.

Prakash Gupta took the LPS marquees by storm last night, cashing three LEGEND tournaments (making two FT finishes) and walking away with 4.39 Lakhs.

Prakash Gupta
Prakash Gupta

 

His Wednesday finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #86 PLO High Roller for 4,09,436 (4-way deal)

> 42nd in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown for 17,100

> 8th in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #82 for 12,200

Prakash Gupta’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.25 Crores | Lifetime Profit: 28.93 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira – 4,27,575*
  2. Amit ‘mrlegend’ Jain – 4,24,437*
  3. Prakash ‘Robin Van Charsi’ Gupta – 4,09,436*
  4. Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar – 3,97,302*
  5. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – 1,92,500
  6. Jess2010 – 1,50,000

*denotes a four-way deal

 

LEGEND #87 Deepstack Turbo – ₹8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries –203

Re-entries – 70

Rebuys – 163

Prize Pool – ₹10,90,000

Places Paid – 39

This week’s APT#14 Sunday Major finalist Shravan ‘giraffebanger’ Suresh opened his title tally for December with panache by powering through a 436-player field in Spartan Poker’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #87 Deepstack Turbo to win ₹2.19 Lakhs (his third-best score of 2022). ‘nakedsoul’ pocketed the runner-up payday of ₹1.45 Lakhs.

Shravan Suresh
Shravan Suresh

 

Shravan Suresh cashed another two events, rounding up ₹2.25 Lakhs in Wednesday winnings. His online stats (Spartan Poker and PokerBaazi): Lifetime Winning: ₹50.36 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹12.44 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7

The ₹2,750 buy-in tourney generated a profitable ₹10.90 Lakhs prize pool, distributed among 39 top finishers.

Final Table Results

  1. Shravan ‘giraffebanger’ Suresh – ₹2,18,545
  2. nakedsoul – ₹1,45,297
  3. Amit ‘guru’ J – ₹1,06,275
  4. Meghnaath2105 – ₹85,783
  5. Vaid51 – ₹67,253
  6. Harsh ‘Chiraunjilal Khosla’ Bubna – ₹50,903
  7. Forestwow^ – ₹37,387
  8. Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna – ₹27,468

 

LEGEND #82 – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in- 1,100

Entries – 292

Re-entries – 65

Rebuys – 131

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 47

J ‘TIGERCLAW’ Raju outlasted the 488-player field in Spartan Poker’s 5 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #82 to win his maiden title on the site for 85,275. Raju chopped the 8 PM marquee heads-up with Khusdeep ‘khush2945’ Singh (2nd for 74,075).

Raju made another ITM finish in LEGEND #87 Deepstack Turbo (11th for 19,075), collectively adding 1.04 Lakhs. His Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 12.21 Lakhs | Titles Won: #1

The 1,100 entry buy-in LEGEND #82 fell 12 entries short of breaking even on its 500-player guarantee and paid out 47 places.

Final Table Results

  1. J ‘TIGERCLAW’ Raju – 85,275*
  2. Khusdeep ‘khush2945’ Singh – 74,075*
  3. Ishan ‘Death’sDemon’ Sharma – 46,400
  4. keepplaying – 37,550
  5. sajanmehta14 – 29,600
  6. Sumeet ‘Sumitsingh199’ Rajpurohit – 22,600
  7. Critical error – 16,600
  8. Prakash ‘Robin Van Charsi’ Gupta – 12,200

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

2.50 Crores GTD LEGEND Main Event – Day 1C

Day 1C: Entries – 143 | Re-entries – 24| Rebuys – 98 | Survivors – 45 | Chip Leader – Raghav ‘Chinchan0524’ Choudhary (438,084)

Combined: Entries – 441 | Re-entries – 79| Rebuys – 247 | Survivors – 117 | Overall Chip Leader – Raghav ‘Chinchan0524’ Choudhary (438,084)

Jimmy ‘brahmos999’ Arora (Won 3 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #85 for 63,577), Prince ‘drilller’ Kumar (Won 4 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #83 Multi Entry for 50,969), and Prithvi ‘Blunders whale’ Singh (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD LEGEND #88 – PLO4 Monster Stack for 34,201) won the other Legend Poker Series marquees on Wednesday.

Legend Poker Series Leaderboards – Day 14

Legend – High Roller Leaderboard – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Wednesday’s action brought no changes in the top order of the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Legend High Roller Leaderboard. Sunday’s LEGEND #68 Sunday Magnate champion Vivek Singh (1,661 points) slightly extended his lead after FT-ing LEGEND #86 PLO High Roller. Mahesh Shyamsundar (1,404 points) and Young Gun Anuj Yadav (1,371 points) retained the #2 & #3 spots, respectively, without adding any leaderboard points.

RankPlayerPoints
1Vivek 'KasolHieghts' Singh1,661
2Mahesh 'mariokart' Shyamsundar1,404
3Anuj 'br0ckLesnar95' yadav1,371
4Siddhanth 'PluRibu$' Kripalani1,290
5Himanshu 'WhatiffGawd' Arora1,155
6Anujumar 'aatmaan108' Kodam1,011
7Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha988
8Rishabh 'radda' Gupta920
9Kunal 'SoormaBhopali' Patni903
10Myron 'Zzzzz369' Pereira886

 

Legend – Deepstack Leaderboard – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

The ₹15 Lakhs GTD LEGEND Deepstack Leaderboard saw Abhinav Iyer (2,078 points) reclaiming the #1 position. Last night’s LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown winner Wilson Yomso (2,071 Points), came out of nowhere to take the #2 position, displacing Ankit Wadhawan (1,943 points) to #3.

RankPlayerPoints
1Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer2,078
2Wilson 'Team Any 2' Yomso2,071
3Ankit 'd00mtr00per' Wadhawan1,943
4Vikaash 'viks82' Shah1,935
5Amit 'guru' J1,859
6Anuj 'br0ckLesnar95' Yadav1,786
7Deepankur 'AngryPitbull' Gupta1,700
8Vikranth 'borntrouble' Varma1,607
9Rajat 'AimB0t' Sharma1,586
10Ashish 'Spewushhhiiiii' Ahuja1,558

 

Legend – Turbo Leaderboard – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD Legend Turbo Leaderboard maintained the status quo in the top rungs. Mandar Madaye (2,359 points) further solidified his lead after ITM-ing LEGEND #75 Turbo. Harsh Karanpuria (1,850 points) and Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalani (1,575 points) continue to trail him at #2 & #3, respectively, without any change in their leaderboard points.

RankPlayerPoints
1Mandar 'MAMA04' Madaye2,359
2Harsh 'harsh20' Karanpuria1,850
3Siddhanth 'PluRibu$' Kripalani1,575
4Amit 'Kavipri 2.0' Gehani1,523
5Abhishek 'Bittur' Kumar Chaurasia1,258
6Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha1,206
7Ritwik 'Fisherman1997' Khanna1,137
8Vaibhav 'Lang Syne' Temani1,082
9Advait 'Rattler$' Rajguru995
10Vishal 'sarryu' Singh966

 

Legend – PLO Leaderboard – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Induprakash Mishra (1,814 points), Sony Puthussery (1,650 points), and Parag Shah (1,399 points) enjoyed another day as the top-three ranked players on the ₹10 Lakhs GTD LEGEND PLO Leaderboard.

RankPlayerPoints
1Induprakash 'A passage to India' Mishra1,814
2Sony 'swAAmi' Puthussery1,650
3Parag 'Persie' Shah1,399
4poteryk1,337
5Newsharkintown1,289
6Anita 'anny1984' Das1,068
7R.K.K1,025
8Akai 'Akai aye1' Aye1,009
9Varun 'buffalosoldier' Meena1,006
10Vikhyat 'Super Saiyan' Ahlawat1000

 

Legend – Mix Hold’em Leaderboard – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Samay Singh Modi (6,405 points) is still the runaway leader on the ₹10 Lakhs GTD LEGEND Mix Hold’em Leaderboard. ‘HEMAKUNA’ (5,120 points) and Vikhyat Ahlawat (4,919 points) maintained their #2 and #3 positions.

RankPlayerPoints
1Samay 'Limitless' Singh Modi6,405
2HEMAKUNA5,120
3Vikhyat 'Super Saiyan' Ahlawat4,919
4Forestwow^4,451
5poteryk4,187
6crownTHEclown4,002
7Mayank 'barrelbrat' Maruka3,577
8Anup 'Ashoka1' Biswas3,536
9Varun 'buffalosoldier' Meena3,457
10Mahesh 'mariokart' Shyamsundar3,179

 

Legend – Multi Flight Leaderboard – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD LEGEND Multi Flight Leaderboard witnessed no changes in the standings as no multi-flight event played down to a winner on Wednesday. The LEGEND #25 Esteem champion Gursimrann Brar (1,144 points) is still the frontrunner, followed by the LEGEND #70 Sterling winner Harshad Barve (786 points) and Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal (782 points) at #2 and #3 positions behind him.

RankPlayerPoints
1Gursimrann 'f00l4u' Brar1,144
2Harshad 'omglukbox' Barve786
3Ujjwal '$hitreg' Narwal782
4MirchiSeth748
5Ashish 'Spewushhhiiiii' Ahuja715
6Ramji 'bluffpolice123' Kishore G710
7Arun 'vazharmorghulias' Sriram669
8Dhaval 'ElegantlyWasted' Mudgal662
9Mithun '1NTU1T1ON' Mahesh 655
10Adarsh 'I m d GOAT' Jha642

 

‘Kishos’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Night Rider for 37,740) and ‘Sanzoo’ (Won 50K GTD Centurion for 8,503) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

APT#29 Mini Main Event – ₹50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 537

Re-entries – 554

Prize Pool – ₹54,55,000

Places Paid – 148

Coming back stronger after his close finish in the APT#25 Megastack the day before, Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi went on a rampage in the APT Online India Series marquees yesterday.

Ashutosh Balodhi
Ashutosh Balodhi

 

The first-ever Millionaire Series Main Event champion, Balodhi, took on a guarantee-crushing 1,091-player field in PokerBaazi`s ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT#29 Mini Main Event, clinching his first APT trophy and ₹5.56 Lakhs in prize money. He chopped the APT headliner heads-up with ‘paranoid’ (anonymity requested) (2nd for ₹5.25 Lakhs).

Balodhi cashed another two APT Online tourneys and the PokerStars India flagship, reeling in almost ₹5.79 Lakhs across his mid-week run. His Wednesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s APT#29 Mini Main Event for ₹5,55,761* (heads-up deal) (won his first APT trophy)

> 25th in PokerBaazi’s APT#30 Superstack for ₹11,616

> 28th in PokerStars India’s Master Minds for ₹6,934

> 79th in PokerBaazi’s APT#31 (6-MAX) Turbo for ₹4,514

Ashutosh Balodhi’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.94 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.29 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7

The #1 ranked player in the annual TLB standings, Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur, piled on ₹3.21 Lakhs in Wednesday winnings across eight ITM finishes.

Rajneesh Thakur
Rajneesh Thakur

 

His top Wednesday finishes include:

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s APT#29 Mini Main Event for ₹2,63,477

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s (7-MAX) Midnight SPRINT for ₹21,229

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s PLO Daily for ₹12,000

> 26th in PokerBaazi’s APT#30 Superstack for ₹11,616

Rajneesh Thakur’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.09 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹68.89 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #54 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.11 Crores | Ranked #1 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

The WSOP online bracelet winner, Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved, locked in ₹1.23 Lakhs through three ITM finishes, with his deepest run coming in the APT#29 Mini Main Event (7th for ₹1.12 Lakhs). The MTT phenom crossed ₹2 Crores in annual winnings last night.

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved

 

Kartik Ved`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.18 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.25 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #9 | Annual Winnings: ₹2 Crores

The 7 PM flagship generated a guarantee-crushing ₹54.55 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 148 finishers boarded the money bus.

Final Table Results

  1. Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi – ₹5,55,761*
  2. paranoid – ₹5,25,420*
  3. rivermaster – ₹3,27,300
  4. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – ₹2,63,477
  5. Ninad ‘DarAdal’ Naik – ₹2,08,927
  6. Ronywalker – ₹1,56,559
  7. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – ₹1,11,828
  8. CrystalTurtle44 – ₹81,825

*denotes a heads-up deal

APT#30 Superstack – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 351

Re-entries – 353

Prize Pool – ₹21,12,000

Places Paid – 119

Six months after lifting his maiden APT live trophy in Event #18: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo at the 2022 APT Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP, Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik bagged his second APT Trophy (his first APT online title) last night. He came out on top of the 704-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD APT#30 Superstack, pocketing a cool ₹2.65 Lakhs!

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

The LEGEND #73 Monday Showdown winner, Kaushik, chopped the APT Online title heads-up with the in-form Samay ‘Sammybigstac’ Singh Modi (2nd for ₹2.62 Lakhs).

Samay Singh Modi
Samay Singh Modi

 

A notorious multi-scorer, Kaushik made away with ₹3.53 Lakhs overall across an impressive six deep runs, which include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s APT#30 Superstack for ₹2,64,860

> 11th in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #86 PLO High Roller for ₹57,500

> 17th in Adda52’s Challenger Chhabria for ₹15,300

> 14th in Adda52’s La Luna for ₹5,800

> 31st in PokerStars India’s Master Minds [8-Max] for ₹6,934

> 40th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for ₹2,380

Amit Kaushik’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.53 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.60 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #22 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.42 Crores | Ranked #10 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

After his trailblazing Sunday run that saw him win four tournaments, Samay Singh Modi notched up ₹2.74 Lakhs in Wednesday winnings, counting his deep runs in the APT#29 Mini Main Event (107th for ₹9,819) and APT#27 (56th for ₹2,500).

The 8:30 PM marquee gathered 704 entrants, generating a guarantee-smashing ₹21.12 Lakhs prize pool, distributed among the top 119 finishers.

Final Table Results

  1. Amit ‘quark’ Kaushik – ₹2,64,860*
  2. Samay ‘Sammybigstac’ Singh Modi – ₹2,61,662*
  3. Dinesh ‘htc170209’ Kukreja – ₹1,75,296
  4. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – ₹1,19,328
  5. manvendrasingh0 – ₹80,256
  6. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – ₹54,912
  7. CrystalTurtle44 – ₹40,973
  8. Rj147 – ₹31,891

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

APT#31 (6-Max) Turbo – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 266

Re-entries – 222

Prize Pool – ₹12,20,000

Places Paid – 89

Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia finally clinched the APT title he’s been chasing all year! The live MTT reg came excruciatingly close to winning the APT Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP Main Event in July, finishing third. There was no denying him the glory last night, for he nailed PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT#31 (6-Max) Turbo for ₹1.80 Lakhs, ending a seven-month-long title drought.

Ankit Jajodia
Ankit Jajodia

 

Jajodia also cashed APT#29 Mini Main Event (48th for ₹32,730), making for a Wednesday take-home worth ₹2.13 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹40.83 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra stood second in the APT#31 (6-Max) Turbo for ₹1.37 Lakhs and made another five deep runs for a Wednesday haul worth ₹1.73 Lakhs.

Vikram Mishra
Vikram Mishra

 

His top Wednesday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s APT#31 (6-Max) Turbo for ₹1,36,640

> 8th in PokerStars India’s Master Minds [8-Max] for ₹20,749

> 54th in PokerBaazi’s APT#30 Superstack for ₹9,082

Vikram Mishra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.69 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹72.61 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #11

The two-time POY leaderboard topper, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood, raked in ₹1.83 Lakhs last night across four deep runs, which include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s APT#31 (6-Max) Turbo for ₹1,00,040

> 11th in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown for ₹50,400

> 14th in PokerBaazi’s APT#30 Superstack for ₹19,008

> 84th in PokerBaazi’s APT#29 Mini Main Event for ₹13,638

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹14.29 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹7.26 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #13 | Annual Winnings: ₹3.14 Crores | Ranked #9 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #4 in Annual Profits

Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni pocketed ₹1.27 Lakhs through five ITM finishes, which include:

> 13th in PokerBaazi’s APT#29 Mini Main Event for ₹60,005

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s APT#31 (6-Max) Turbo for ₹51,118

> 33rd in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #87 Deepstack Turbo for ₹7,521

> 96th in PokerBaazi’s APT#30 Superstack for ₹6,547

> 70th in PokerBaazi’s APT#28 for ₹1,900

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

 

Kunal Patni’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.78 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.87 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.34 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia – ₹1,80,072
  2. Vikram ‘Poker_lover’ Mishra – ₹1,36,640
  3. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹1,00,040
  4. Mukesh ‘Mukeshahuja’ Ahuja – ₹73,322
  5. Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni – ₹51,118
  6. Mayank ‘Newsolidcash’ Maruka – ₹35,624

 

(7-Max) Afternoon Boost – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 115

Re-entries – 87

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 35

The mid-stakes crusher Sachin ‘browguy26’ Raj nailed PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Afternoon Boost, winning the day-time marquee for 98,250, with ‘Pokemoon’ placing second for 71,200.

Sachin Raj
Sachin Raj

 

Last month’s BSS Value Boost winner, Raj, is gradually moving up in stakes and lapped up almost 1.47 Lakhs across three deep runs, including another podium finish – crossing 50 Lakhs in tracked online winnings!

His Wednesday finishes include:

> 1st in (7-Max) Afternoon Boost for 98,250

> 2nd in (7-MAX) Midnight SPRINT for 34,105

> 19th in APT#30 SUPERSTACK for 14,150

Sachin Raj’s online stats: online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 50.88 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 15.43 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #22

The 2,200 entry buy-in Afternoon Boost brought in 202 entrants, falling 96,000 short of breaking even, and the top 35 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Sachin ‘browguy26’ Raj – 98,250
  2. Pokemoon – 71,200
  3. JigSaw – 51,600
  4. S ‘uiieee’ Ganesan – 37,350
  5. sevenpockets – 27,100
  6. blazin666 – 19,650
  7. Nandan ‘ragemonster’ Pugalia – 15,900

 

APT#27 – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 267

Re-entries – 186

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 83

Playing their 66th tournament on PokerBaazi, ‘Anurag9009’ fired six bullets in the 5 Lakhs GTD APT#27, and the perseverance paid off as the user shipped the 4 PM APT Online marquee for a site-best 74,400. The ever-consistent Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor fell one place shy of the finish line, netting 56,400 in second place.

Anurag9009’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 1.17 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

The runner-up finisher, Mohak Kapoor, who has already won 50 MTT titles in 2022, has a knack for grinding satellites in the day and making a killing with deep runs later. And he pretty much towed the same line yesterday, banking ₹2.23 Lakhs across nine deep runs, including four FT finishes.

Mohak Kapoor
Mohak Kapoor

 

His Wednesday finishes include:

> 2nd in Adda52’s La Luna for 66,031

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s APT#27 for 56,400

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s APT#28 for 43,500

> 3rd in Adda52’s Nighttide DST Adda for 17,660

> 70th in PokerBaazi’s APT#29 MINI MAIN EVENT for 16,365 (won a 750 one hand satellite)

> 70th in PokerBaazi’s APT#30 SUPERSTACK for 7,814 (won a 450 one hand satellite)

> 37th in PokerBaazi’s APT#31 (6-MAX) TURBO for 6,710

> 19th in PokerBaazi’s (7-MAX) Afternoon Boost for 5,500

> 39th in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #82 for 3,200

Mohak Kapoor’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.76 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 71.09 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #50 | Annual Winnings: 1.78 Crores | Ranked #2 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

The 1,100 entry buy-in APT#27 drew 453 entries, registering an overlay shortfall of 47,000, and the top 83 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Anurag9009 – 74,400
  2. Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor – 56,400
  3. preetam91 – 43,000
  4. siddhantsyal – 31,050
  5. Satyam ‘queenilicious’ Surendra – 21,800
  6. Cryptanosaurus – 15,350
  7. 4betpika – 12,250
  8. Rahul ’bunnyhigh’ Solanki – 9,850

 

APT#28 KO – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,380

Entries – 262

Re-entries – 221

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 89

The eight-time The Summit finalist Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube fired four bullets in PokerBaazi’s 5 Lakhs GTD APT #28 KO, and he made the investment count by outlasting the 483-entry field in the 5:30 PM marquee to collect ₹76,050 and his second APT Online title (his first in the ongoing series).

Vivekk Dube
Vivekk Dube

 

Dube made away with almost ₹1.20 Lakhs in Wednesday’s winnings across two deep runs as he also finished 30th in the APT#29 Mini Main Event for ₹43,640. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.49 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #5

The 1,380 entry buy-in APT#28 KO had 483 hopefuls chasing to encash on the 17,000 in overlays, and 89 places scored a payday.

Final Table Results

  1. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube – 76,050
  2. azzy0097 – 56,500
  3. Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor – 43,500
  4. Shailendra ‘classic78’ Pradhan – 32,800
  5. RomanticStar – 22,700
  6. dpatron – 15,350
  7. poker3680 – 13,850
  8. Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth – 11,550

 

‘Realfc’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for ₹51,700), ‘gochibaba’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD 7-Max Midnight SPRINT for ₹44,590), Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD PLO-6 BOOST for ₹39,491), Hardik ‘HARDIKHARDIK’ Nair (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹33,641), Akash ‘winnerwinner’ Punshi (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD 7-Max SPRINT for ₹33,350), and Kumar ‘badm3nt3n’ Suresh (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO-5 Boost Monster for ₹24,420) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees on Wednesday.

Pocket52

PFS#39 Pocket Jacks – ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 174

Re-entries – 109

Prize Pool – ₹3,50,000

Places Paid – 43

Pocket52 network user ‘gentlemen23’ outlasted a 283-player field in the ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD PFS#39 Pocket Jacks on the last day of the Pocket Friendly Series to win ₹63,000 in first-place prize money. He denied Tuesday’s LEGEND #78 Tuesday Showdown PKO finalist Lavesh ‘lavesh7’ Meena (2nd for ₹45,500) the title in heads-up play.

Lavesh Meena
Lavesh Meena

 

Lavesh Meena’s online stats (excluding Pocket52): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.44 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹29.52 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #10

Final Table Results

  1. gentlemen23 – ₹63,000
  2. Lavesh ‘lavesh7’ Meena – ₹45,500
  3. Idries – ₹31,500
  4. Roman16 – ₹22,750
  5. PokerGirl62 – ₹16,100
  6. treebeard – ₹14,000

 

‘Triglott007’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD PFS#40 Pocket Tanks for ₹31,125), ‘Idries’ (Won ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD PFS#36 Pocket Brunch for ₹23,125), ‘Charizard’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PFS#41 Pocket Soda for ₹23,000), ‘Idries’ (Won ₹75K GTD PFS#38 Pocket Snacks for ₹15,000), and ‘Subhajit11’ (Won ₹60K GTD PFS#37 Pocket Squares for ₹11,460) won the other PFS marquees.

 

PokerDangal

Booster Wednesday – ₹75K GTD

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 66

Rebuys – 36

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 17

PokerDangal regular ‘Breathe’ crushed the 102-player field in the ₹75K GTD Booster Wednesday, nailing the primetime marquee for ₹18,000. ‘Notorious_21’ came second for ₹12,750.

Final Table Results

  1. Breathe – ₹18,000
  2. Notorious_21 – ₹12,750
  3. Kingoftexas – ₹9,000
  4. StarJan – ₹6,750
  5. flashsurya – ₹5,250
  6. 88bluff – ₹3,750

 

PokerStars India

Owing to a scheduled server restart, the evening MTTs on PokerStars India were rescheduled. As a result, the Wednesday headliner, Master Minds [8-Max], took off at 8.30 PM instead of 8 PM.

Master Minds [8-Max] – ₹7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 104

Re-entries – 111

Prize Pool – ₹7,52,500

Places Paid – 31

PokerStars India user ‘rummy_11’ overcame a 215-player field and a stacked FT in the site’s Wednesday headliner, ₹7 Lakhs GTD Master Minds [8-Max] last night, clinching the ₹1.47 Lakhs up top.

The Nano Main Event Finale champion Utkarsh ‘Irraiseerr’ Somaaieyaa almost busted an over 10-week-long title drought, netting ₹1.11 Lakhs in second place. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹79.96 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

Utkarsh Somaaieyaa
Utkarsh Somaaieyaa

 

The ever-consistent Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma accumulated almost ₹4.66 Lakhs from three deep runs with two podium finishes!

Ashit Sharma
Ashit Sharma

 

His Wednesday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown for ₹3,71,400

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Master Minds [8-Max] for ₹83,833

> 19th in PokerBaazi’s APT#31 (6-Max) Turbo for ₹10,492

Ashit Sharma`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.31 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #24 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.06 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. rummy_11 – ₹1,46,548
  2. Utkarsh ‘Irraiseerr’ Somaaieyaa – ₹1,10,840
  3. Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma – ₹83,833
  4. vjTILTing – ₹63,406
  5. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹47,957
  6. Aditya ‘ukid767’ Singh – ₹36,272
  7. Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma – ₹27,434
  8. Vikram ‘GreenSTUFF79’ Mishra – ₹20,749

 

Yash ‘hasyY@$#116’ Shrivastava (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush for ₹54,400), ‘sonu201190’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for ₹21,315), and ‘Nitingoswami’ (Won ₹50K GTD Bounty Adrenaline 6-Max for ₹12,125) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Challenger Chhabria – ₹17 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 257

Re-entries – 262

Prize Pool – ₹17,00,000

Places Paid – 55

Arjanveer Singh ‘arjan30’ Chadha had a smashing run last week, and he`s stuck to his winning ways! The #3 ranked player in the POY race piled on over ₹5.32 Lakhs yesterday, scoring the bulk of it, i.e., ₹4.42 Lakhs, for shipping Adda52`s ₹17 Lakhs GTD Challenger Chhabria (named after Shravan Chhabria)!

Arjanveer Singh
Arjanveer Singh

 

Chadha`s Wednesday finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52`s Challenger Chhabria for ₹4,42,000

> 24th in PokerBaazi`s APT#29 MINI MAIN EVENT for ₹49,095

> 27th in Spartan Poker`s LEGEND #84 Wednesday Showdown for ₹24,900

> 19th in SpartanPoker`s LEGEND #87 Deepstack Turbo for ₹11,772

> 89th in PokerBaazi`s APT#31 (6-MAX) TURBO for ₹4,514

Arjanveer Singh Chadha`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹12.86 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.59 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #26 | Annual Winnings: ₹3.85 Crores | Ranked #3 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #7 in Annual Profits | Ranked #7 on the LEGEND High Roller Leaderboard | Ranked #6 on the LEGEND Turbo Leaderboard

After top finishes in the Sunday Showdown and Acer Arun earlier in the week, Bhushan ‘funchampion’ Sohani notched up his third breakout score in four days, collecting ₹2.51 Lakhs for his second-place finish in the Challenger Chhabria. Sohani’s Wednesday run pushed him past ₹2 Crores in tracked online winnings.

Bhushan Sohani
Bhushan Sohani

 

Bhushan Sohani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹53.98 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

The 519-player field in the Challenger Chhabria resulted in an overlay deficit of ₹1.43 Lakhs, with the top 55 finishers finishing in the money.

Final Table Results

  1. Arjanveer Singh ‘arjan30’ Chadha – ₹4,42,000
  2. Bhushan ‘funchampion’ Sohani – ₹2,50,750
  3. Saahib ‘saahib’ Bawa – ₹1,74,250
  4. Bhavyajeet Singh ‘brbhavya’ Rathore – ₹1,27,500
  5. gladiator86 – ₹90,100
  6. Neeraj ‘NeeruNJ’ Sattawat – ₹59,500
  7. Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi – ₹46,750
  8. arjunraghani4444 – ₹34,000

 

₹1 Crore GTD Patni Millionaire – Day 1C

Day 1C: Entries – 153 | Re-entries – 86| Survivors – 25 | Chip Leader – Rajeev ‘devil1st’ Kumar (378,996)

Combined: Entries: 430 | Re-entries: 281 | Survivors: 75 | Overall Chip Leader: Rajeev ‘devil1st’ Kumar (378,996)

Hardik ‘hardiknair1999’ Nair (Won ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna for ₹84,554), ‘poker_king52’ (Won 1.20 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Adda for ₹33,360), and ‘NikhilBidkar’ (Won 50K GTD Evening Adda for 8,488) won the other Adda52 marquees.

Khelo365

Khelo365’s ₹25K GTD 6 Feet Under PLO Deepstack brought in 38 players, and ‘MaruthiKA’ outlasted them all to win the title for ₹10,000. ‘gauti1908’ finished runner-up for ₹6,250.

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

 

Daily Majors: Vinayak Bajaj, Manish Lakhotia, Kartik Ved & Gopal Bajaj Crush the Thursday Flagships

The Thursday turnouts showed a significant uptick over the subdued Wednesday attendance as the lure of bigger guarantees brought many regs otherwise busy at the DPT to the virtual felts. And just as the live tournament action in Goa will be winding up over the weekend, the online MTTs will hit top gear as two blockbuster stops, Spartan Poker’s XXX Poker Series and PokerBaazi’s Baazi Turbo Series, get underway on Sunday.

Speaking of the Thursday winners, the top regs swept away most of the flagship titles. Headlining them all was the Millionaire Series 5.0 – Main Event champion Vinayak Bajaj, who set the virtual felts ablaze last night, rounding up over 6.64 Lakhs from three deep runs. He notably took down Spartan Poker`s Ultron (4.10 Lakhs) and finished fourth in the Thursday High Roller (2.37 Lakhs), crossing 3 Crores in online profits. Subhojit Roy placed second in the Ultron for 2.76 Lakhs.

Spartan Poker user ‘MirchiSeth’ championed the day`s biggest guaranteed tournament, Thursday High Roller, netting 6.49 Lakhs. The DCS #65 High Main Event runner-up finisher Gopal Bajaj fell one place shy of taking down the HR title for the second time in three weeks for 4.47 Lakhs.

Returning stronger after winning the Wednesday High Roller the day before, the Siliguri-based MTT pro Manish Lakhotia shipped PokerBaazi`s The Summit for the third time for 4.75 Lakhs (won 5.58 Lakhs overall). He chopped The Summit title with the live MTT reg Ankit Jajodia (2nd for 4.38 Lakhs).

After a dozen FT scores in the last two months, WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved finally broke the title jinx by taking down Adda52`s Godfather DPT Edition. He won the Thursday headliner for the third time for 4.88 Lakhs (won 5.09 Lakhs overall). Ashutosh Balodhi collected 3.38 Lakhs in second place.

After an impressive Tuesday double whammy, Young Gun Karan Radia made another top finish, nailing PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 1.93 Lakhs, bagging his fourth flagship title this month. The London-based MTT pro chopped the 7:30 PM flagship title heads-up with Uttam Gope (2nd for 1.65 Lakhs).

Sreekanth Narayan, Dhirendra Kumar (won two titles), Sanjay Mohan, Sunny Prajapati, Shalvin Vohra, Dayanand Prass, Nikhil Jain, Diven Nagpal, Zeshan Hamza, Praveen KR, Aryaman Arora, and Nishant Pandey won the other Thursday marquees.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Thursday High Roller (6-Max) – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹22,000

Entries – 72

Re-entries – 28

Rebuys – 37

Prize Pool – ₹25,40,000

Places Paid – 15

Spartan Poker user ‘MirchiSeth’ (opted out from tracking) outplayed a 137-entry field full of regs in the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Thursday High Roller, winning the ₹22K buy-in HR for ₹6.49 Lakhs.

The DCS #65 High Main Event runner-up finisher Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj made another top finish in the Thursday High Roller yesterday, falling one place shy of taking down the HR title for the second time in three weeks for ₹4.47 Lakhs.

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj

 

Gopal Bajaj’s online stats (Spartan Poker & PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.05 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.06 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #31 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.94 Crores

The #3 ranked player of the year, Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha, looks eager to get back to the #2 position. He reeled in ₹1.92 Lakhs last night through two deep runs on Spartan Poker, which include:

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller for ₹1,49,860

> 9th in Spartan Poker’s Ultron for ₹41,904

Arjanveer Singh Chadha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹12.45 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.44 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #24 | Annual Winnings: ₹3.43 Crores | Ranked #3 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #8 in Annual Profits

Final Table Results

  1. MirchiSeth – ₹6,48,970
  2. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – ₹4,47,040
  3. Waking Up – ₹2,93,370
  4. Vinayak ‘firehaimai’ Bajaj – ₹2,37,490
  5. FoldTo1BB – ₹1,91,770
  6. Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha – ₹1,49,860

 

Ultron – ₹18 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 186

Re-entries – 73

Rebuys – 129

Prize Pool – ₹19,40,000

Places Paid – 31

Thursday had the top guns sweeping away the flagships, and walking away with the fattest paycheque of them all was Vinayak ‘firehaimai’ Bajaj. The Millionaire Series 5.0 – Main Event champion was the day’s chartbuster with over ₹6.64 Lakhs in total winnings. He most notably took down Spartan Poker’s ₹18 Lakhs GTD Ultron for ₹4.10 Lakhs, crossing ₹3 Crores in tracked online profits.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Ultron for ₹4,10,310 (won his first title in five weeks)

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller for ₹2,37,490

> 30th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹16,524

Vinayak Bajaj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.91 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.02 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #16 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.49 Crores | Moves to #16 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy (2nd for ₹2.76 Lakhs) and ‘thereisnospoon’ (3rd for ₹1.95 Lakhs) locked in the other top payouts in Spartan Poker`s Thursday signature tournament, Ultron.

Final Table Results

  1. Vinayak ‘firehaimai’ Bajaj – ₹4,10,310
  2. Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy – ₹2,76,256
  3. thereisnospoon – ₹1,94,776
  4. Sacheen ‘chiefisback’ Ramchandani – ₹1,57,916
  5. Ayush ‘Tabono’ Garg – ₹1,24,936
  6. jackairinfo – ₹94,866
  7. Kaccha Limbu – ₹69,258
  8. Mayur ‘Darthvader30’ Telangi – ₹50,634

 

Deepstack Turbo – 3.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in- 1,100

Entries – 203

Re-entries – 47

Rebuys – 106

Prize Pool – 3,56,000

Places Paid – 31

Shalvin ‘tigress83’ Vohra outplayed the 356-player field in Spartan Poker`s 3.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack Turbo to collect 45,161, his third-best score on the site. Shreepad ‘SansuS’ Sansare pocketed 38,400 in second place.

Shalvin Vohra’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 7.56 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

Final Table Results

  1. Shalvin ‘tigress83’ Vohra – 45,161
  2. Shreepad ‘SansuS’ Sansare – 38,400
  3. Neeraj ‘UnsafeChoice’ Kumar – 35,451
  4. Falcon R – 35,143
  5. Amit ‘Kavipri 2.0’ Gehani – 32,853
  6. radhe gurjar – 30,869
  7. AaoChipender – 25,877
  8. limitless147 – 9,292

 

MaestroEric’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹47,244), ‘ameyk’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner – Multi Entry for ₹44,944), NikhilOnedOtOneJain (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultra PLO 6 for ₹32,757), ‘Vivekgoyal’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Dark Knight for ₹27,654), ‘Jatinxx’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for ₹20,755), and SandeepTheUnicornMalik (Won ₹50K GTD The Centurion for ₹10,445) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The Summit – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 173

Re-entries – 151

Prize Pool – ₹24,30,000

Places Paid – 36

November is turning out to be a BOMBastic month for Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia! Coming back stronger after winning Spartan Poker’s Wednesday High Roller the day before, the Siliguri-based MTT pro thickened his online bankroll by almost ₹5.58 Lakhs – making him one of three players banking over ₹5 Lakhs yesterday.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

Lakhotia’s best finish was his victory march in PokerBaazi’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit. He shipped the Thursday flagship for the third time last night for ₹4.75 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with the live MTT reg Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia (2nd for ₹4.38 Lakhs).

Ankit Jajodia
Ankit Jajodia

 

Manish Lakhotia’s Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹4,75,215

> 8th in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller for ₹82,670

Manish Lakhotia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹12.27 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.37 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #15 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.49 Crores | Moves to #16 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The ₹8,250 buy-in The Summit had 324 hopefuls vying for a share of the ₹24.30 Lakhs prize pool, and only 36 players crossed the money line.

Final Table Results

  1. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹4,75,215*
  2. Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia – ₹4,38,222*
  3. Suneeth ‘suneethkalmady’ Kalmady – ₹2,42,271
  4. SinWithAGrin – ₹1,79,334
  5. prometheus1224 – ₹1,34,622
  6. Bhushan ‘bhushansohani’ Sohani – ₹1,07,649
  7. Jitendra ‘zxcvuiop’ Chordia – ₹89,424

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Daily Value Boost – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 530

Re-entries – 504

Prize Pool – ₹12,93,000

Places Paid – 161

Young Gun Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia (opted out of tracking) has done it again! After his Tuesday double whammy that saw him top Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller and The Race, the London-based pro nailed PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Daily Value Boost for ₹1.93 Lakhs, bagging his fourth flagship title this month.

Karan Radia
Karan Radia

 

Uttam ‘brokenpocker’ Gope pocketed ₹1.65 Lakhs as the runner-up, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

The #3 ranked player in the annual TLB (points) standings, Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar, locked in ₹1.48 Lakhs in Thursday winnings on the back of seven ITM scores and a bounty.

Neeraj Kumar
Neeraj Kumar

 

His top Thursday finishes include:

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for ₹1,02,108

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Deepstack Turbo for ₹35,451

> 18th in PokerBaazi’s Midnight SPRINT for ₹3,564

Neeraj Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.94 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.57 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #57 | Ranked #3 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

The 7:30 PM flagship registered a guarantee-crushing 1,034-strong field and the top 161 places got to dig into the ₹12.93 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia – ₹1,93,103*
  2. Uttam ‘brokenpocker’ Gope – ₹1,65,307*
  3. Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar – ₹1,02,108
  4. Anurag0506 – ₹71,475
  5. Muthukumar ‘hero1965’ Rajagopalan – ₹49,761
  6. Karan ‘Mahadevpoker’ Pantola – ₹34,768
  7. cOoLfiRe007 – ₹24,170
  8. Shashikant ’15Shasha’ Yadav – ₹16,803

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 256

Re-entries – 175

Prize Pool – ₹6,46,000

Places Paid – 54

PokerBaazi user ‘Kunal1717’ sprinted past the 431-entry field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT, winning the 9 PM marquee for their maiden title on the site and the lion’s share of the ₹6.46 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹1.48 Lakhs. ‘4betdonkey’ finished runner-up for ₹1.04 Lakhs.

Kunal1717’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹3.34 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹1.22 Lakhs | Titles Won: #1

Final Table Results

  1. Kunal1717 – ₹1,48,057
  2. 4betdonkey – ₹1,03,784
  3. Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma – ₹66,751
  4. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube – ₹49,378
  5. morsmordre – ₹37,033
  6. kunwar0510 – ₹29,718
  7. ruchit92 – ₹24,765

 

(7-Max) Afternoon Boost – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 152

Re-entries – 115

Prize Pool – ₹5,34,000

Places Paid – 53

Sunny ‘Sunnyland’ Prajapati entered PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Afternoon Boost through a ₹220 satellite and fired another bullet before obliterating the 267-player field in the 2 PM marquee, clinching the title for a career-best ₹60,988.

Sunny Prajapati
Sunny Prajapati

 

Prajapati struck a four-way deal with Navneet ‘Navneet78’ Tanwar (2nd for ₹58,699), ‘goodnewz’ (3rd for ₹57,057) & ‘pokerkingmannu’ (4th for ₹55,333), all the other three banking better payouts!

Navneet Tanwar
Navneet Tanwar

 

Prajapati made another deep run in PokerBaazi’s Daily Morning SPRINT (18th for ₹1,853), grossing ₹62,841 overall.

His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Afternoon Boost for ₹60,988

> 18th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Morning SPRINT for ₹1,853

Sunny Prajapati’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.84 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹73,666 | Titles Won in 2022: #2

The ₹2,200 buy-in (7-Max) Afternoon Boost clocked an above-par 267-player field and paid out 53 places a share from the ₹5.34 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Sunny ‘Sunnyland’ Prajapati – ₹60,988*
  2. Navneet ‘Navneet78’ Tanwar – ₹58,699*
  3. goodnewz – ₹57,057*
  4. pokerkingmannu – ₹55,333*
  5. riverbluff93 – ₹25,472
  6. Shekhar’ shakyshark’ Singh – ₹18,049
  7. suraj1706 – ₹14,738

* denotes a four-way deal

Former Ultrasonic champion Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar fired up a blistering run on PokerBaazi last night, winning two tournaments and cashing another for a Thursday take-home worth ₹79,515.

Dhirendra Kumar
Dhirendra Kumar

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for ₹50,363

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s PLO-5 BOOST for ₹25,190

> 39th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹3,962

Dhirendra Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.89 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹54.30 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #10

‘missmaisel’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Midnight SPRINT for ₹55,580), ‘FireonNuts’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹36,360), Diven ‘diven’ Nagpal (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹31,120), ‘Tortoise’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹28,200), and Zeshan ‘Deez49’ Hamza (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO-5 BOOST for ₹24,220) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

Pocket52

Pocket Jacks – ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,500

Entries – 149

Re-entries – 88

Prize Pool – ₹3,55,500

Places Paid – 34

Pocket52`s Thursday headliner, ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Jacks, logged in a guarantee-crossing 237-player field last night. Sanjay ‘smr1g10’ Mohan was the last player standing and pocketed ₹66,850 in first-place prize money.

‘akisingh86960373’ came second for ₹49,000.

Final Table Results

  1. Sanjay ‘smr1g10’ Mohan – ₹66,850
  2. akisingh86960373 – ₹49,000
  3. DHIRAJ00 – ₹31,500
  4. crocodile_rana70_14285795 – ₹24,500
  5. Only_Jua – ₹17,500
  6. user1649415838 – ₹14,000

 

‘Nuso’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Tanks for ₹33,000), ‘Sailor’ (Won ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD Pocket Brunch for ₹26,250), ‘Daynamobom’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Pocket Soda for ₹25,000), ‘bhola_FHyfJqkwMI’ (Won ₹75K GTD Pocket Snacks for ₹16,500) and ‘CheemsOp_5193586’ (Won ₹60K GTD Pocket Squares for ₹13,200) won the other Pocket52 marquees.

 

PokerDangal

PLO 5 Thursday – ₹50K GTD

Buy-in- ₹550

Entries – 63

Rebuys – 20

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 13

PokerDangal user ‘Pheqwe’ claimed the top honors in the ₹50K GTD PLO 5 Thursday, banking 12,250 for the win. ‘zokid’ came second for ₹9,250.

Final Table Results

  1. Pheqwe – ₹12,250
  2. zokid – ₹9,250
  3. mjmani1522 – ₹6,750
  4. killfish – ₹5,250
  5. Rajkaro – ₹3,750
  6. sk856 – ₹2,750

 

 

PokerStars India

A server restart yesterday resulted in the primetime flagship getting canned, but the late-night tourneys, including the 9:30 PM Knightly Stars, made their scheduled run.

Knightly Stars Boosted GTD – ₹2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 118

Re-entries – 63

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Sunday’s BSS Value Boost champion Dayanand ‘dayanandprass’ Prass reeled in his second title of the week last night. Prass outran a 181-player field in the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Knightly Stars – Boosted Guarantee, shipping the tourney for ₹39,703.

Dayanand Prass
Dayanand Prass

 

Well-known MTT reg Ram ‘The LagLawyer’ Kakkar collected ₹29,984 in second place.

Ram Kakkar
Ram Kakkar

 

Dayanand Prass’ online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹44.20 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.77 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #19 | Annual Winnings: ₹34.24 Lakhs

The ₹1,100 buy-in Knightly Stars had 181 runners (118 unique players) chasing the biggest slice of the ₹2 Lakhs prize pool, with the site pitching in ₹19,000 in overlays.

Final Table Results

  1. Dayanand ‘dayanandprass’ Prass – ₹39,703
  2. Ram ‘The LagLawyer’ Kakkar – ₹29,984
  3. gs1289 – ₹22,644
  4. grooveab – ₹17,101
  5. gdk2309 – ₹12,914
  6. Ishita ‘Warriori08’ Arora – ₹9,753
  7. Jimmy ‘jimmyarora’ Arora – ₹7,365
  8. tangovictor42 – ₹5,562

 

Praveen pinawxd’ KR (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for ₹23,838), and Aryaman AryaKnight’ Arora (Won ₹50K GTD Bounty Adrenaline 6-Max for ₹12,813) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

The Godfather DPT Edition – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 237

Re-entries – 178

Prize Pool – ₹20,75,000

Places Paid – 43

It’s been over two months since Sunday’s (6-Max) BSS Championship runner-up Kartik ‘Pegasus1505’ Ved won an online tournament, but that doesn’t mean the WSOP bracelet winner has been slacking. With a dozen FT scores in that time, Ved kept his sails high and clinched the overdue title in Adda52`s Godfather DPT Edition last night, winning the Thursday headliner for the third time for ₹4.88 Lakhs.

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved

 

Ved managed another ITM finish in PokerBaazi`s The Summit (22nd for ₹21,384), reeling in over ₹5.09 Lakhs in Thursday winnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.21 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #9 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.90 Crores

The recent FTS #21 Supreme runner-up Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi almost busted a month-long title drought in the Godfather last night but had to settle for a runner-up payday worth ₹3.38 Lakhs. Balodhi also scored in PokerBaazi’s The Summit, adding ₹4.10 Lakhs to his online scorecard.

Ashutosh Balodhi
Ashutosh Balodhi

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 2nd in Adda52’s Godfather DPT Edition for ₹3,37,952

> 8th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹71,685

Ashutosh Balodhi`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.11 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4

The ₹5,500 buy-in Godfather generated a hefty ₹20.75 Lakhs prize pool on the back of its 415-player field, and the top 43 finishers got a share from the kitty.

Final Table Results

  1. Kartik ‘Pegasus1505’ Ved – ₹4,87,898
  2. Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi – ₹3,37,952
  3. Nitesh ‘nitkat’ Katiyar – ₹217,875
  4. Anish ‘PapaNegreanu’ Arora – ₹1,66,000
  5. Raghav ‘FuckedUpLife’ Siddalinga – ₹72,625
  6. Advait ‘ronaldinho018’ Rajguru – ₹1,07,900
  7. Noel ‘noelpais’ Pais – ₹57,063
  8. aj_1211 – ₹46,688

 

Monster Turbo – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 112

Re-entries – 85

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 21

Online reg Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan shipped his first online tournament in November last night. The former The Millionaire Lite winner overcame a 197-entry field in Adda52’s Monster Turbo, winning the 9:30 PM marquee for ₹1,37,500.

Sreekanth Narayan
Sreekanth Narayan

 

Former The Millionaire champion and Sunday`s FTS #50 winner, Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh (opted out of our tracking), settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹81,250.

Devrat Singh
Devrat Singh

 

Narayan had a profitable run in the Adda52 marquees yesterday, raking in ₹1.49 Lakhs overall. His Thursday scores include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹1,37,500 (his first title in almost a month)

> 37th in Adda52’s The Godfather DPT Edition for ₹11,413

Sreekanth Narayan`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.61 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.59 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #9| Annual Winnings: ₹1.34 Crores

The ₹2,500 buy-in Monster Turbo fell ₹56,750 short of hitting its advertised ₹5 Lakhs prize pool guarantee. The event paid out 21 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan – ₹1,37,500
  2. Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh – ₹81,250
  3. char4 – ₹61,750
  4. Vinay ‘ContemporisT’ B – ₹45,000
  5. Deepak ‘peacelover’ Singh – ₹31,250
  6. Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri – ₹21,250
  7. LotJ24 – ₹17,500
  8. Sandeep Varma ‘effuno’ RS – ₹13,750

 

vinaygu02’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST Adda for ₹28,229), Nishant stockfullPandey (Won ₹60K GTD Bounty Adda for ₹11,187), ‘badboy79’ (Won ₹40K GTD Freeze Out Adda for ₹10,759), and ‘chillmaibam’ (Won ₹50K GTD Evening Adda for ₹9,939) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365 user ‘MaruthiKA’ outlasted an 83-player field in the ₹10K GTD Sun Downer to win ₹3,000 after beating ‘Actionjection’ (2nd for ₹2,000) in the heads-up play.

 

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Daily Majors: Pradip Ghosh, Aayush Arya, Vishal Ojha & Sumit Sapra Headline an Action-Packed Thursday

The virtual temperatures soared on Thursday, with Spartan Poker’s Final Table Series 5.0, PokerBaazi’s G.O.A.T qualifier, and PokerStars India’s Boosted GTD Week offering MTT regs plenty to choose from!

Pradip Ghosh had a blast last night, raking in a whopping ₹10.79 Lakhs. He finally got the seven-figure score he had been chasing for so long in Spartan Poker’s FTS #39 Monster Stack. He won the Thursday headliner for a career-best ₹10.75 Lakhs (his second FTS title), clinching the glittering FTS Gold Medallion and NFT while becoming the 12th entrant on the Masters Table.

The #6 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Aayush Arya, put up ₹7.72 Lakhs on his Thursday tally, hitting ₹3 Crores in annual winnings. The FTS #31 Tuesday Big champion booked FT finishes in Spartan Poker’s FTS #39 Monster Stack (2nd for ₹6.81 Lakhs) and PokerBaazi’s The Summit (8th for ₹79,590).

After three runner-up finishes in the last two weeks, Vishal Ojha finally got the job done by taking down Spartan Poker’s FTS #40, collecting his first FTS Silver Medallion and ₹5.52 Lakhs (his third-best online score). The FTS #24 Double Stack champion Gursimrann Brar finished runner-up for ₹3.48 Lakhs (his second near-miss in the last three days), climbing to #5 on the FTS 5.0 Leaderboard.

Rising Star Aman Parakh picked up his first title in over a month in Spartan Poker’s FTS #38, winning his second-ever FTS Silver Medallion and the ₹2.14 Lakhs first-place prize money. The FTS #22 Double Chance champion Khushdeep Singh (2nd for ₹1.36 Lakhs) fell one short of a second FTS title victory.

Kritagya Sharma (Won FTS #37 Triple Chance for ₹1.20 Lakhs) and Bayanna B (Won FTS #41 for ₹1.49 Lakhs) won the other FTS Silver Medallions on Thursday.

Sunday’s Mega Suits champion Sumit Sapra took down PokerBaazi’s The Summit for the fourth time yesterday (first time this year) for ₹4.57 Lakhs (won ₹4.69 Lakhs overall). He struck a three-way deal with Kshitij Dhingra (2nd for ₹4.15 Lakhs) (second-best online score) and Ankit Jajodia (3rd for ₹4.12 Lakhs).

Dhinesh Kumar ended an almost five-week-long wait for a title victory last night when he shipped PokerStars India’s The Colosseum for ₹3.32 Lakhs, striking an even heads-up deal with the recent PSPC Platinum Pass winner Abhinav Iyer (2nd for ₹3.32 Lakhs.

The IOPC June 2022 The Crown third-place finisher Neeraj Sattawat nailed PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for ₹2.03 Lakhs (his second-best score on the site). Poker streamer Nitin Rawat finished runner-up for ₹1.40 Lakhs.

Amit Kaushik, Shubham Agarwal, Saumil Krishnani, Zeshan Hamza Koya, Hardik Naik, Nishant Malik, Shiv Chugh, Snehil Aggarwal, Sudarshan More, Yuvraj Bhardwaj, Shawn Chatterton, Shekhar Singh, Vineeth Bolar, Vivek Parmar, Vijay Pandit, and Sarvesh Sharma won the other Thursday marquees.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

The biggest-ever FTS 5.0 is fast approaching the finish line and had five tournaments running on Thursday, all of them registering guarantee-crushing turnouts!

FTS #39 Monster Stack – ₹55 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 283

Re-entries – 123

Rebuys – 148

Prize Pool – ₹55,40,000

Places Paid – 55

Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh clinched that breakout score he was chasing last night in Spartan Poker’s ₹55 Lakhs GTD FTS #39 Monster Stack, netting a career-best ₹10.75 Lakhs (his second FTS title) and the FTS Gold Medallion along with a seat in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Masters Table.

Pradip Ghosh
Pradip Ghosh

 

The #6 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya, finished runner-up for ₹6.81 Lakhs.

Online reg, Ghosh, posted another deep run in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT (44th for ₹4,433), banking ₹10.79 Lakhs overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.97 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.17 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #28 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.71 Crores | Ranked #10 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

The FTS #31 Tuesday Big champion Aayush Arya ITM-ed four events (including two FT scores), raking in over ₹7.72 Lakhs from his Thursday grind, crossing ₹3 Crores in annual winnings.

Aayush Arya
Aayush Arya

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #39 Monster Stack for ₹6,81,420

> 8th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹79,590

> 15th in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹7,504

> 41st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #41 for ₹3,633

Aayush Arya’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.75 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.60 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #19 | Annual Winnings: ₹3.08 Crores | Ranked #6 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #4 in Annual Profits |Moves to #7 on the FTS 5.0 Leaderboard

The ₹11,000 buy-in FTS #39 Monster Stack had 554 hopefuls vying for a share of the whopping ₹55.40 Lakhs prize pool and paid out 55 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹10,74,760
  2. Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya – ₹6,81,420
  3. Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹4,92,506
  4. Sumit ‘Sumit_5011’ Chordiya – ₹3,98,326
  5. papatumhare – ₹3,15,226
  6. Vhagar – ₹2,42,652
  7. Siddharth ‘FLIPopotamus’ Kadel – ₹1,80,604
  8. Drunken Monk – ₹1,30,744

 

FTS #40 – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 311

Re-entries – 120

Rebuys – 282

Prize Pool – ₹28,52,000

Places Paid – 63

After three runner-up finishes in the last two weeks, Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha scored the title victory that was eluding him by taking down Spartan Poker’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD FTS #40. He fired two bullets in the 8 PM tourney before outlasting the 713-player field, winning his first FTS Silver Medallion and ₹5.52 Lakhs in prize money (his third-best online score).

Vishal Ojha
Vishal Ojha

 

The former Destiny champion, Ojha, cashed another two events last night for ₹5.58 Lakhs in total winnings while also advancing through Qualifier 5 of PokerBaazi’s G.O.A.T.

His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #40 for ₹5,51,577

> 49th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #41 for ₹3,479

> 119th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for ₹2,552

> Made Day 2 of PokerBaazi’s G.O.A.T.

Vishal Ojha`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.37 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹66.93 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #11 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.62 Crores

The FTS #24 Double Stack champion Gursimrann ‘f00l4u’ Brar came whiskers close to clinching his second FTS title for the second time in three days, pocketing ₹3.48 Lakhs as the runner-up. He also cashed FTS #41 (53rd for ₹3,479), collectively earning ₹3.51 Lakhs and climbing to #5 on the FTS 5.0 Leaderboard.

Gursimrann Brar
Gursimrann Brar

 

His Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹27.51 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹9.76 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1 |Moves to #5 on the FTS 5.0 Leaderboard

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha – ₹5,51,577
  2. Gursimrann ‘f00l4u’ Brar – ₹3,47,944
  3. KAKAROT98$ – ₹2,49,550
  4. Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal – ₹1,98,214
  5. Harryputtar24 – ₹1,55,434
  6. Rajat ‘AimB0t’ Sharma – ₹1,21,780
  7. Anant ‘ProMaco’ Purohit – ₹91,549
  8. Buhr ‘C@rnage’ Advirkar – ₹65,026

 

FTS #38 – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 425

Re-entries – 133

Rebuys – 294

Prize Pool – ₹11,05,500

Places Paid – 55

Rising Star Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh rode to the finish line in Spartan Poker`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD FTS #38. He outlasted a vast 852-entry field in the 7 PM marquee, winning his first title in over a month for ₹2.14 Lakhs and his second-ever FTS Silver Medallion.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

The FTS #22 Double Chance champion Khushdeep ‘khush2945’ Singh fell one place short of grabbing his second FTS title, pocketing ₹1.36 Lakhs as the runner-up.

Aman Parakh had quite a lot of tables running last night and ended up cashing almost ₹2.34 Lakhs from five deep runs. His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #38 for ₹2,14,467

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹10,465

> 28th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #38 for ₹3,795

> 59th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹3,191

> 40th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for ₹1,823

Aman Parakh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.50 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.86 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #27 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.95 Crores

The top 55 finishers earned a share from the ₹11.05 Lakhs prize pool in FTS #38.

Final Table Results

  1. Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh – ₹2,14,467
  2. Khushdeep ‘khush2945’ Singh – ₹1,35,977
  3. Sreeharsha ‘yUDdam’ Boneni – ₹98,279
  4. Deepak ‘Optimist’ Singh – ₹79,485
  5. Gurpal ‘ToTheMoon’ Singh – ₹62,903
  6. bigboss20 – ₹48,421
  7. Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik – ₹36,039
  8. KAKAROT98$ – ₹26,090

 

FTS #37 Triple Chance – ₹7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in- ₹880

Entries – 436

Re-entries – 127

Rebuys – 332

Prize Pool – ₹7,16,000

Places Paid – 79

Kritagya ‘muckitfcukit’ Sharma (opted out of our tracking) came out on top of a 938-entry field in Spartan Poker`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD FTS #37 Triple Chance, winning his first FTS Silver Medallion and the lion`s share of the ₹7.16 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹1.20 Lakhs. He chopped 5 PM multi-entry tournament title heads-up with ‘galeforce10’ (2nd for ₹1.03 Lakhs).