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Rohit Kumar Wins India`s Biggest Guaranteed Tournament, PokerBaazi’s G.O.A.T, For a Jaw-Dropping ₹94.69 Lakhs (Heads-Up Deal)

With less than two months left for 2022 to wrap, we have finally had the BIGGEST Sunday of the year! While Spartan Poker’s Final Table Series (FTS) 5.0 concluded with a bang, PokerBaazi’s inaugural G.O.A.T. stole the show!

India’s first, and to date, biggest online tournament, offered a never-before-seen ₹7 Crores in guaranteed prize money! The ₹11,000 buy-in, 8 Qualifier-long mega tournament registered 7,233 entries to hit a new record by generating a jaw-dropping ₹7.20 Crores prize pool!

The finale of such an event was, expectedly, a heavily contested one. In the end, Rohit Kumar bagged the bragging rights of becoming the first-ever G.O.A.T champion and collected a life-changing ₹94.69 Lakhs for his breakout run. A heads-up deal ensured Puneet Sachan a monstrous ₹68.73 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Kumar, a 35-year-old data scientist at Walmart, residing in Bengaluru, said the following on his GOAT victory, “Struggle and failure teach us the most.” Wise words from a man who now has the second-largest online score in the domestic circuit, after Abhishek Maheshwari, PokerBaazi’s first-ever EndBoss champion.

Given the magnitude of the event, the top ten finishers in the GOAT entered the ‘Millionaire’s Club.’ Besides Kumar and Sachan, the eight-handed final table comprised Young Gun Anmol Mehta (3rd for ₹31.52 Lakhs), Avish Sharma (4th for ₹27.13 Lakhs), Shashank Shekhar (5th for ₹23.03 Lakhs), Vishal Kumar (6th for ₹19.43 Lakhs), Vinayak Bajaj (7th for ₹16.19 Lakhs) and Anish Grover (8th for ₹13.24 Lakhs).

It was a choc-a-block lineup on PokerBaazi yesterday, and shipping the site’s other Sunday flagship, the (6-Max) BSS Championship, was Mohammad ‘Thepokerlion’ Shabaz for ₹11.54 Lakhs. WSOP Online bracelet winner Kartik Ved secured a runner-up finish worth ₹8.08 Lakhs and pocketed ₹9.95 Lakhs overall through five ITM finishes, crossing ₹9 Crores in tracked online winnings.

Online phenom Vaibhav Sharma came out on top in PokerBaazi`s BSS HighRoller, netting ₹6.77 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Ayush Garg (2nd for ₹6.72 Lakhs). Sharma accumulated a whopping ₹11.30 Lakhs in Sunday winnings, hitting ₹9 Crores in online winnings. Garg collected ₹6.86 Lakhs in total earnings, storming into the “₹7 Crore Club.”

Gokul Raj ended an over three-month dry spell last night when he nailed PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹5.85 Lakhs (won ₹6.33 Lakhs overall) after besting Young Gun Aayush Arya (2nd for ₹3.72 Lakhs) heads-up.

Spartan Poker lit up the felts with a litany of mouth-watering tourneys as the FTS 5.0 wrapped up proceedings. Headlining the Sunday lineup was the ₹2 Crores GTD FTS #56 Main Event that crowned a champion in high-stakes crusher Sajal Gupta who took home a personal-best ₹39.67 Lakhs payday! Gupta also won himself a diamond-studded gold emblazoned Medallion studded with a 3-carat diamond and 37 grams of gold, along with an exclusive NFT! The lawyer-turned-poker pro Armaan Kochhar pocketed a career-best ₹24.89 Lakhs for his second-place finish in the FTS 5.0 showstopper.

Abhishek Kumar got himself an FTS Gold Medallion after taking down the FTS #53 Sunday Special for ₹12.07 Lakhs (his first title in three months). He collected a career-best ₹12.80 Lakhs through six deep runs.

Young Guns Sanat Mehrotra (Won FTS #55 Maestro for ₹3.94 Lakhs) and Gaurav Sood (Won FTS #52 for ₹3.08 Lakhs) along with Melo Partin (Won FTS #54 Double Chance for ₹2.13 Lakhs), won the last few FTS 5.0 titles.

Tanmay Benara was the last player standing in PokerStars India’s Sunday headliner, Sunday Special – Boosted Guarantee, netting a site-best ₹4.63 Lakhs (won ₹5.50 Lakhs overall).

Vishal Bajaj won the second EPT Prague Step 3 qualifier on PokerStars India, securing an all-expenses paid package to the upcoming series worth ₹6 Lakhs.

Sarthak Singhal, Dayanand Prass, Aditya Kulkarni, Ambika Chowdhury, Ganesh Durgade, Rahul Agarwal, Manish Jangid, Ramakrishna Sagi, and Prithvi Singh shipped the other Sunday marquees.

Here are the Sunday highlights!

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PokerBaazi

G.O.A.T – ₹7 Crores GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 5,319

Re-entries – 1,914

Prize Pool – ₹7,20,00,000

Places Paid – 944

It was one of the most climactic Sundays for domestic online poker, as PokerBaazi played host to the G.O.A.T. finals that started at 9 PM. 1,036 qualifiers from a starting field of 7,233 entries (across eight Qualifiers) got back to the tables for a shot at winning the most-massive cash prize in Indian poker history.

While the first few Qualifiers registered subdued turnouts, a late rush in the final flight ensured the massive ₹7 Crores guarantee was not only met but comfortably crushed, and the prize pool stood at a never-seen-before ₹7.20 Crores.

PokerBaazi has emerged as a site that gives upcoming players a chance at winning life-changing money, EndBoss 1.0 champion Abhishek Maheshwari, EndBoss 2.0 champion Ishan Chugh and EndBoss 3.0 winner Jitendra Gadhwal being cases in point.

In the wee hours of Monday, another relatively lesser-known player RohitHuskaralKumar, became the new poster boy for Indian poker after taking down the record-breaking event for a career-defining ₹94.69 Lakhs.

Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumar

 

Kumar chopped the G.O.A.T title heads-up with Puneet ‘puneetdurr111’ Sachan, who made away with ₹68.73 Lakhs as the runner-up of the biggest tournament held in the country!

Puneet Sachan
Puneet Sachan

 

Thirty-five-year-old Kumar, a data scientist at Walmart, hails from Patna, Bihar though he is currently based in Bengaluru. Kumar had sailed into the G.O.A.T finals via Qualifier 2. Talking to us earlier today, Kumar let out that he has been playing poker for over five years.

The G.O.A.T is the fourth tournament Kumar has won, though he has played plenty of poker in live settings in Bengaluru and in international locations like Las Vegas, New York, and Montreal. He summed up his feeling after the remarkable feat in one line, “Struggle and failure teach us the most.”

While his prior lifetime winnings were a modest ₹51.77 Lakhs, Kumar’s stellar Sunday run has nearly tripled his online earnings! Rohit Kumar’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹1.46 Crores | Site Profits: ₹94.58 Lakhs

The G.O.A.T runner-up Puneet Sachan also min-cashed PokerBaazi`s BSS MonsterStack (23rd for ₹7,106), bringing his Sunday winnings to ₹68.80 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.03 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹73.95 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #6

Young Gun Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta (3rd for ₹31.52 Lakhs), Avish ‘thehorse7’ Sharma (4th for ₹27.13 Lakhs), Shashank ‘Iverson003’ Shekhar (5th for ₹23.03 Lakhs), Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar (6th for ₹19.43 Lakhs), Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (7th for ₹16.19 Lakhs), and Anish ‘Sniper7’ Grover (8th for ₹13.24 Lakhs) were the other players who made the FT in the G.O.A.T.

The G.O.A.T. fifth-place finisher, Shashank Shekhar, cashed another six events, rounding up ₹24.57 Lakhs in Sunday winnings, crossing ₹3 Crores in tracked online winnings.

Shashank Shekhar
Shashank Shekhar

 

His top Sunday finishes include:

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s G.O.A.T for ₹23,03,000

> 27th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #56 Main Event for ₹1,09,562

> 61st in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹16,540

> 86th in PokerBaazi’s (6-Max) BSS Championship for ₹14,504

Shashank Shekhar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.11 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #3 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.28 Crores

The Millionaire Series 5.0 Main Event champion Vinayak Bajaj cashed five events, making for a Sunday take-home worth ₹18.35 Lakhs.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj

 

His Sunday finishes include:

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s G.O.A.T for ₹16,19,000

> 4th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Boosted Guarantee for ₹1,34,715

> 15th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStck for ₹41,350

> 46th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #53 Sunday Special for ₹22,931

> 16th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #52 for ₹16,904

Vinayak Bajaj`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.87 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.96 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #16 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.42 Crores

Former IOPC – The Crown champion Vaibhav ‘vane_shado’ Temani (10th for ₹10 Lakhs), Aryan cyberpaapi’ Chandwani (13th for ₹6.84 Lakhs), Pranav pranav.bang1’ Bang (15th for ₹4.32 Lakhs), Loveleen kartoos’ Singh (16th for ₹4.32 Lakhs), Chirag chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja (17th for ₹4.32 Lakhs), and Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (20th for ₹2.16 Lakhs) were others who posted a deep run in the ₹7 Crores GTD G.O.A.T.

Final Table Results

  1. Rohit ‘Huskaral’ Kumar – ₹94,69,000*
  2. Puneet ‘puneetdurr111’ Sachan – ₹68,73,000*
  3. Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta – ₹31,52,000
  4. Avish ‘thehorse7’ Sharma – ₹27,13,000
  5. Shashank ‘Iverson003’ Shekhar – ₹23,03,000
  6. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – ₹19,43,000
  7. Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj – ₹16,19,000
  8. Anish ‘Sniper7’ Grover – ₹13,24,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(6-Max) BSS Championship – 50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 8,250

Entries – 439

Re-entries – 440

Prize Pool – 65,92,000

Places Paid – 108

Given the frenzy surrounding the G.O.A.T, PokerBaazi slotted in the 50 Lakhs GTD (6-Max) BSS Championship last night. Mohammed ‘Thepokerlion’ Shabaz outran the guarantee-busting 879-entry field to collect a jaw-dropping 11.54 Lakhs. The win didn‘t come easy for Shabaz, who had to take on Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved heads-up – the WSOP bracelet winner netting 8.08 Lakhs as the runner-up.

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved

 

Mohammed Shabaz’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 12.83 Lakhs | Site Profits: 11.82 Lakhs

Ved made away with 9.95 Lakhs in Sunday winnings from five deep runs, becoming the second player (alongside Vaibhav Sharma) to cross 9 Crores in tracked lifetime winnings last night.

His Sunday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (6-Max) BSS Championship for 8,08,241 (His third-best finish of 2022)

> 32nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #56 Main Event for 97,158

> 367th in PokerBaazi’s G.O.A.T for 35,980

> 33rd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #53 Sunday Special for 32,760

> 41st in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 20,675

Kartik Ved`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 9.04 Crores | Annual Profits: 4.20 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #8 | Annual Winnings: 1.83 Crores

Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain (7th for 1.93 Lakhs), Arvind ‘BigRedShove’ Halaharvi (8th for 1.54 Lakhs), Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia (9th for 1.15 Lakhs), and Puneet ‘neo1’ Dua (10th for 85,700) were others who posted top-10 finishes in the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Mohammed ‘Thepokerlion’ Shabaz – 11,53,688
  2. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – 8,08,241
  3. classic78 – 5,22,785
  4. Nishaanth ‘shanni’ Shanmughasundaram – 3,86,321
  5. Wilson ‘kalingkaling’ Yomso – 2,88,752
  6. M Keerthi ‘pokerkid08’ Kumar – 2,33,375

 

BSS SuperStack – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 389

Re-entries – 438

Prize Pool – ₹41,35,000

Places Paid – 100

The ₹5,500 buy-in BSS SuperStack recorded 827 entries on Sunday, generating a guarantee-smashing ₹41.35 Lakhs prize pool. Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj eventually crushed the vast field, winning the Sunday headliner for ₹5.85 Lakhs, scoring his first title victory in over three months. The #6 ranked player of the year, Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya, collected ₹3.72 Lakhs in second place.

Gokul Raj
Gokul Raj

 

While this was the first time that Raj won the 7 PM tourney, he cashed another two events last night, adding ₹6,33,283 Lakhs to his poker bankroll.

His Sunday finishes includs:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹5,85,103

> 300th in PokerBaazi’s G.O.A.T for ₹43,180

> 98th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Boosted Guarantee for ₹5,000

Gokul Raj`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.50 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.20 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Final Table Results

  1. Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj – ₹5,85,103
  2. Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya – ₹3,72,150
  3. Anurag ‘13anurag’ Srivastava – ₹2,89,450
  4. Suneeth ‘suneethkalmady’ Kalmady – ₹2,27,425
  5. Ankit ‘gabru1410’ Agarwal – ₹1,86,075
  6. Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra – ₹1,44,725
  7. tiltplay – ₹1,03,375
  8. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – ₹82,700

 

BSS HighRoller – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 198

Re-entries – 180

Prize Pool – 37,80,000

Places Paid – 45

The buzz around the G.O.A.T helped all the other Sunday flagship turnouts on PokerBaazi, including the 20 Lakhs GTD BSS HighRoller that registered a guarantee-crushing 378-player field. The event played down to a heads-up deal between two top pros, Vaibhav ‘WakhraSwagNi’ Sharma and Ayush ‘Proman502’ Garg – both hitting significant career milestones.

Vaibhav Sharma
Vaibhav Sharma

 

Sharma was named the champion and won the BSS HighRoller title for 6.77 Lakhs. He raked in a seven-figure payday worth 11.30 Lakhs last night (from four deep runs), crossing 9 Crores in tracked online winnings.

His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for 6,77,254* (heads-up deal)

> 11th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #56 Main Event for 3,84,499 (including multiple scores)

> 21st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #53 #SundaySpecial for 51,480

> 76th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Championship for 16,481

Vaibhav Sharma’s online stats (including HU SnGs): Lifetime Winnings: 9.03 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.66 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #21 (including EPT Prague Qualifier) | Annual Winnings: 2.37 Crores

The two-time The Millionaire winner Ayush Garg collected 6.72 Lakhs as the runner-up. He posted 6.86 Lakhs in Sunday winnings (from two deep runs and a bounty), enough to get him into the “7 Crore Club.”

Ayush Garg
Ayush Garg

 

His Sunday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for 6,72,206* (heads-up deal)

> 94th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Championship for 12,526

> 20th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Kickoff for 6,415

Ayush Garg’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.69 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #17 | Annual Winnings: 2.17 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Vaibhav ‘WakhraSwagNi’ Sharma – 6,77,254*
  2. Ayush ‘Proman502’ Garg – 6,72,206*
  3. Chizzale – 3,57,210
  4. bluffme19 – 2,64,600
  5. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – 1,98,450
  6. Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar – 1,58,760

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

BSS Value Boost – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 450

Re-entries – 398

Prize Pool – ₹10,60,000

Places Paid – 137

Friday’s Daily Value Boost finalist Dayanand ‘dayanandprass’ Prass redeemed himself yesterday as he raced past a massive 848-entry field in one of PokerBaazi’s Sunday Flagships, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD BSS Value Boost and ended up bagging a career-best ₹1.77 Lakhs in first-place prize money. Site-user ‘kawkaw13’ placed second for ₹1.24 Lakhs.

Dayanand Prass
Dayanand Prass

 

Prass also ran deep in two other events and cumulatively added ₹1.87 Lakhs to his bankroll yesterday. His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS Value Boost for ₹1,77,126

> 21st in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹9,345

> 8th in PokerBaazi’s Turbo for ₹903

Dayanand Prass’ online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹44.20 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.78 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #18| Annual Winnings: ₹33.86 Lakhs

Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal placed eighth for ₹14,734 and grossed ₹1.03 Lakhs overall across another two ITM finishes, which include:

Shubham Agarwal
Shubham Agarwal

 

> 18th in PokerBaazi’s (6-Max) BSS Championship for ₹59,333

> 10th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special for ₹27,546

> 8th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Value Boost for ₹14,734

Shubham Agarwal`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹45.57 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #13

Final Table Results

  1. Dayanand ‘dayanandprass’ Prass – ₹1,77,126
  2. kawkaw13 – ₹1,23,914
  3. Akshay ‘AkshayP’ Pathak – ₹86,390
  4. Chandan ‘Darkfish’ Arora – ₹60,102
  5. Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar – ₹41,552
  6. Mitarani111111 – ₹28,938
  7. banatah – ₹20,140
  8. Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal – ₹14,734

 

(7-Max) BSS SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 269

Re-entries – 255

Prize Pool – 10,48,000

Places Paid – 63

The PokerBaazi user ‘badshah123’ scored the big break they were chasing last night after coming out on top of a vast 524-player field in the 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) BSS SPRINT to collect a site-best 1.78 Lakhs*.

‘badshah123’ struck a four-way deal with Naman ‘KidPoker09’ Puri (2nd for 1.32 Lakhs), Siddhanth ‘Bullzeye’ Kapoor (3rd for 1.08 Lakhs), and ‘ggkcse’ (4th for 86,973).

Naman Puri
Naman Puri

 

Before the win, Badshah123 had 5.63 Lakhs in registered losses on the site and recovered almost 30% with the Sunday score.

The 2,200 buy-in BSS SPRINT registered a guarantee-crushing 524 entries, and the top 63 finishers got a share from the hefty 10.48 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. badshah123 – 1,77,822*
  2. Naman ‘KidPoker09’ Puri – 1,32,623*
  3. Siddhanth ‘Bullzeye’ Kapoor – 1,08,661*
  4. ggkcse – 86,973*
  5. Sonu ‘sonushejpal’ Shejpal – 50,933
  6. Hemu0212 – 40,872
  7. Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni – 34,060

*denotes a four-way deal

 

BSS MonsterStack (6-Max) – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,750

Entries – 169

Re-entries – 154

Prize Pool – 8,07,000

Places Paid – 36

The #BB4 MoneyMaker runner-up finisher Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni tamed the 323-entry field in PokerBaazi’s 5 Lakhs GTD BSS MonsterStack, winning the 5 PM marquee for 1.44 Lakhs. He took the diplomatic route before taking down the title by striking a three-way deal with Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna (2nd for 1.29 Lakhs), and last night`s Sunday Storm champion Sarthak ‘snickers21’ Singhal (3rd for 1.10 Lakhs).

Aditya Kulkarni
Aditya Kulkarni

 

Kulkarni had also made Day 2 in the G.O.A.T (348th for 43,176) and collectively added 1.89 Lakhs across his Sunday run. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.92 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 78.87 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #13

Ritwik Khanna, who recently crossed 7 Crores in tracked online winnings, made away with over 3.54 Lakhs across six deep runs, which include:

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi`s BSS MonsterStack for 1,29,012

> 11th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #53 Sunday Special for 94,224

> 48th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #56 Main Event for 84,755

> 71st in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 16,540

> 77th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Championship for 16,481

> 22nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #52 for 12,776

Ritwik Khanna’s Lifetime Winnings: 7.04 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.14 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #14 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.91 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni – 1,44,674*
  2. Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna – 1,29,012*
  3. Sarthak ‘snickers21’ Singhal – 1,10,361*
  4. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – 59,594
  5. Sandeep ‘PoKcey’ Singh – 44,736
  6. Nishant ‘rektace’ Kumar – 35,772

*denotes a three-way deal

 

BSS Kickoff – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 112

Re-entries – 86

Prize Pool – ₹5,94,000

Places Paid – 24

PokerBaazi user ‘zarxi’ championed the ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS Kickoff after coming out on the top of a 198-entry field to collect the top prize of ₹1.43 Lakhs. ‘Thefacebook’ placed runner-up for ₹1.01 Lakhs.

zarxi’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹3.31 Lakhs

The ₹3,300 buy-in BSS Kickoff had 198 hopefuls buying for a share of the ₹5.94 Lakhs prize money and the top 24 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. zarxi – ₹1,43,451
  2. Thefacebook – ₹1,00,564
  3. jaiden1777 – ₹64,627
  4. Anurag ‘13anurag’ Srivastava – ₹47,876
  5. Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Jha – ₹35,937
  6. kalakhata – ₹28,750
  7. Pawan ‘Pawan46’ S – ₹23,879
  8. Smikijoejr – ₹19,127

 

blazin666’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD BSS for ₹71,130), ‘Bk108’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Midnight SPRINT for ₹67,790), Ambika IronThrone’ Chowdhury (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD BSS Night SPRINT for ₹50,490), Ganesh Ganesh24’ Durgade (Won ₹1 Lakhs GTD BSS for ₹33,040), Rahul rahullpharmAgarwal (Won ₹1 Lakhs GTD SPRINT for ₹30,900), ‘Suhas0108’ (Won ₹1 Lakhs GTD Daily Morning SPRINT for ₹30,130), harsh005’ (Won ₹40K GTD PLO Daily for ₹10,640) and ‘johnimsong’ (Won ₹50K GTD (5-Max) Daily for ₹5,830) won the other Sunday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

Spartan Poker

FTS #56 Main Event (6-Max) – ₹2 Crores GTD

Buy-in – ₹35,000

Entries – 327

Re-entries – 125

Rebuys – 194

Survivors – 86 (73)

Prize Pool – ₹2,06,72,000

Places Paid – 79

Spartan Poker’s biggest-ever FTS 5.0 came to a thundering close last night with last FTS edition’s FTS #32 High Roller champion Sajal ‘GoMuckYourself’ Gupta whisking away the Main Event title for a career-best ₹39.67 Lakhs. He also notched up a second FTS Gold Medallion for the win while locking in one of the last two remaining seats on the Masters Table.

Sajal Gupta
Sajal Gupta

 

The 28-year-old Computer Science grad from IIT Delhi hasn’t been playing as much, but there was no denying him the glory last night. Coming into the weekend grind after an almost six-week gap, Gupta carried an above-average stack through Day 1A, making it all the way to the finish line to become the fifth-ever FTS Main Event champion!!

Sajal Gupta’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.48 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ~₹1.85 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2 | Annual Winnings: ₹92.05 Lakhs

Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar, who had qualified from Day 1A, banked an equally impressive ₹24.89 Lakhs in second place. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.62 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.42 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #16 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.77 Crores

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar

 

The two-time Millionaire winner Sriharsha ‘lvey2’ Doddapaneni picked up ₹15.05 Lakhs in Sunday winnings on the back of deep runs in the FTS Main Event (4th for ₹14.66 Lakhs) and FTS #53 Sunday Special (31st for ₹39,000).

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni

 

Sriharsha Doddapaneni`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.67 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.21 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹75.96 Lakhs

Friday’s FTS #45 runner-up finisher, Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh, locked in ₹11.80 Lakhs through five deep runs, which include:

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh

 

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #56 Main Event for ₹10,89,414

> 20th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹37,215

> 51st in PokerBaazi’s (6-MAX) BSS Championship for ₹25,711

> 43rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹21,168

> 49th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #52 for ₹6,832

Vivek Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.88 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.32 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #19 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.48 Crores

Anurag ‘Norman Bates’ Srivastava accumulated a whopping ₹12.22 Lakhs from seven cashes and one bounty.

Anurag Srivastava
Anurag Srivastava

 

His top Sunday finishes include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #56 Main Event for ₹8,55,821

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹2,89,450

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Kickoff for ₹47,876

Anurag Srivastava’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.56 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.12 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #25 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.95 Crores | Moves to #7 on the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The ₹35,000 buy-in tourney registered 646 entries across two starting flights, comfortably surpassing its advertised ₹2 Crores guarantee. The jaw-dropping ₹2.07 Crores in the prize pool was distributed among the top 79 finishers.

Some other notables who crossed the money line included Rubin ‘OMG_s1mple’ Labroo (7th for ₹6.39 Lakhs), Karan ‘Junior-KK’ Kapur (10th for ₹2.87 Lakhs), Vaibhav ‘Nikka Zaildar’ Sharma (11th for ₹2.87 Lakhs), Spartan Poker Team Pro Zarvan ‘Zarvan Tumboli’ Tumboli (12th for ₹2.44 Lakhs), Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (13th for ₹2.44 Lakhs), Prakash ‘Robin Van Charsi’ Gupta (14th for ₹2.13 Lakhs), Ashish ‘0mg_spew’ Munot (15th for ₹2.13 Lakhs), Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (16th for ₹1.88 Lakhs), Saransh ‘TerrorGandhi$’ Garg (17th for 1.67 Lakhs), Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh (18th for ₹1.67 Lakhs), and Pavankiran ‘Rootahua Machi’ Bellamkonda (19th for ₹1.67 Lakhs).

Final Table Results

  1. Sajal ‘GoMuckYourself’ Gupta – ₹39,66,957
  2. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – ₹24,88,909
  3. Pranav ‘Waking Up’ Bang – ₹17,81,926
  4. Sriharsha ‘lvey2’ Doddapaneni – ₹13,89,158
  5. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – ₹10,89,414
  6. Anurag ‘Norman Bates’ Srivastava – ₹8,55,821

 

FTS #53 Sunday Special – ₹50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 297

Re-entries – 137

Rebuys – 190

Prize Pool – ₹62,40,000

Places Paid – 63

Abhishek ‘uncle_scrooge’ Kumar was another breakout Sunday winner staging an electrifying comeback. The former Sunday Superstack champion had gone MIA from online MTTs for the last three months. However, proving that the layoff hadn’t made him rusty, Kumar pocketed a career-best ₹12.80 Lakhs (across six deep runs) last night.

Abhishek Kumar
Abhishek Kumar

 

Abhishek Kumar hit the jackpot score in Spartan Poker’s ₹50 Lakhs GTD FTS #53 Sunday Special, taking down the final day headliner for an all-time best ₹12.07 Lakhs. The FTS Gold Medallion and a seat on the Masters Table were the other perks accompanying the cash prize. ‘PrettyLiLiar’ finished runner-up for ₹7.61 Lakhs.

Kumar’s Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #53 Sunday Special for ₹12,06,816

> 20th in PokerBaazi’s (6-MAX) BSS Championship for ₹52,740

> 35th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS SPRINT for ₹6,288

> 45th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #52 for ₹5,776

> 84th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #55 Maestro for ₹4,881

> 64th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Value Boost for ₹3,498

Abhishek Kumar`s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.54 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹67.59 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy pocketed ₹5.56 Lakhs from two deep runs, which include:

Anirudh Reddy
Anirudh Reddy

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #53 Sunday Special for ₹5,46,000

> 31st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #55 Maestro for ₹9,776

Anirudh Reddy’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.44 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.13 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7

Kunal ‘SoormaBhopali’ Patni is getting ready for the busy live poker season ahead and had a lot going for him last night, for he fired nine deep runs, collectively adding ₹6.93 Lakhs. His best finish came in Spartan Poker’s FTS #53 Sunday Special (4th for ₹4.27 Lakhs).

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

 

Kunal Patni`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.60 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.92 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.16 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘uncle_scrooge’ Kumar – ₹12,06,816
  2. PrettyLiLiar – ₹7,61,280
  3. Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy – ₹5,46,000
  4. Kunal ‘SoormaBhopali’ Patni – ₹4,33,680
  5. Mrs Kapoor – ₹3,40,080
  6. Whateveh – ₹2,66,448
  7. Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain – ₹2,00,304
  8. Anmol ‘Dead money’ Narang – ₹1,42,272

 

FTS #55 Maestro – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 549

Re-entries – 175

Rebuys – 316

Prize Pool – 20,80,000

Places Paid – 103

Young Gun Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra made quite the run in the penultimate event at FTS 5.0, Spartan Poker’s 20 Lakhs GTD FTS #55 Maestro, as he ransacked the 1,040-entry field in the 9:30 PM flagship, picking up his career-third FTS title (his first title of the series) for a 3.94 Lakhs top prize and the FTS Silver Medallion.

Sanat Mehrotra
Sanat Mehrotra

 

The DCS #32 PLO High Roller champion, Mehrotra, made away with 4.20 Lakhs yesterday across two ITM finishes and one bounty.

His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #55 Maestro for 3,93,952

> 34th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 24,810

Sanat Mehrotra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 9.88 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.40 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #11 | Annual Winnings: 2.67 Crores | Ranked #12 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Leaderboard crusher Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal came close to clinching his first FTS 5.0 title but had to settle for a runner-up payday worth 2.41 Lakhs. Known for his multi-scoring abilities, Rajpal cashed five events (and one bounty), accumulating 2.67 Lakhs overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.77 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 91.51 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #10 | Annual Winnings: 1.50 Crores

Vinay Rajpal
Vinay Rajpal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra – 3,93,952
  2. Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal – 2,41,072
  3. Nitin ‘NITINABD’ Rawat – 1,72,224
  4. Lavesh ‘UPay4MyWeed98’ Meena – 1,30,416
  5. a10jkq – 1,03,792
  6. Sami5 – 79,664
  7. jabwebet – 57,616
  8. Play_like_pro – 39,312

 

FTS #52 – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 662

Re-entries – 248

Rebuys – 466

Prize Pool – 20,64,000

Places Paid – 135

The two-time POY and the winningest player on our tracked database, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood, had quite the Sunday night run. The poker prodigy overcame the 1,376-entry field in Spartan Poker’s 20 Lakhs GTD FTS #52, clinching his fourth FTS title of the series for 3.08 Lakhs. It was his eighth final table finish at the FTS 5.0 and was just the push he needed to win the 50 Lakhs GTD FTS 5.0 Leaderboard race, earning an additional 15 Lakhs in bonus money.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

He chopped the 4 PM tournament title heads-up with ‘Born NinjAA’ (2nd for 3.06 Lakhs).

Sood ITM-ed five more events to bank 5.31 Lakhs (overall), becoming the first player in the country to hit the 14 Crore milestone in online winnings.

His Sunday scores include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #52 for 3,08,222

> 22nd in Spartan Poker’s FTS #56 – Main Event for 1,46,771

> 26th in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for 27,972

> 69th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Championship for 18,459

> 32nd in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Boosted GTD for 15,262

> 82nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 14,473

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 14.03 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 7.20 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #13 | Annual Winnings: 2.89 Crores | Ranked #9 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – 3,08,222*
  2. Born NinjAA – 3,06,437*
  3. Rudramani ‘rud1478’ Pokhrel – 1,63,262
  4. Deepak ‘Optimist’ Singh – 1,22,602
  5. supersaiyan21 – 95,357
  6. Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani – 70,589
  7. Time_HAS_Come – 50,547
  8. Shobhit ‘pinkflyod’ Jaiswal – 36,017

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

FTS #54 Double Chance – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in- ₹1,100

Entries – 849 (639)

Rebuys – 419

Prize Pool – ₹12,68,000

Places Paid – 127

Spartan Poker reg Melo ‘Melo’ Partin picked up one of the last FTS Silver Medallions of the series after shipping the ₹10 Lakhs GTD FTS #54 Double Chance for a site-best ₹2.13 Lakhs, ending an over 20-month-long title drought.

Saturday’s Night Rider champion, Mayank ‘Mayank9894t’ Thakkar, finished runner-up for ₹1.68 Lakhs. His online stats (excluding PokerBaazi): Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.73 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.73 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

The 8 PM tourney locked in 1,268 entries, generating a ₹12.68 Lakhs prize pool. The top 127 places received payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Melo ‘Melo’ Partin – ₹2,12,803
  2. Mayank ‘Mayank9894t’ Thakkar – ₹1,67,851
  3. Devang ‘THENERDGUY’ Yadav – ₹1,01,440
  4. Sammyy – ₹76,080
  5. Ankit ‘magnum736’ Saurabh – ₹59,976
  6. CharlieDREW – ₹44,887
  7. Samay ‘Limitless’ Singh Modi – ₹31,573
  8. Blunder Master – ₹22,190

 

FTS 5.0 Leaderboard Results

The two-time POY, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, was always going to be a threat once he took the lead on the FTS 5.0 leaderboard. And he rode the momentum to the finish line after taking down his fourth title of the series yesterday, winning the FTS 5.0 Leaderboard race for a handsome 15 Lakhs in bonus money.

Samay Singh Modi put up a trailblazing run at the series, but like the DCS, where he finished #2 on the Mid and Low Leaderboards, the aspiring actor finished #2 here as well, netting 10 Lakhs in bonus money. Onas Malhotra, with seven FT finishes, sealed the #3 spot for 7 Lakhs.

RankPlayerPrize Amount (BM)
1Gaurav 'mozzie17' Sood₹15,00,000
2Samay 'Limitless' Singh Modi₹10,00,000
3Onas 'papatumhare' Malhotra₹7,00,000
4KAKAROT98$₹4,50,000
5Karan 'Majestic' Radia₹3,50,000
6Gursimrann 'f00l4u' Brar₹3,00,000
7Aayush 'Eureka226' Arya₹2,50,000
8Ravi 'Rvjn91' Jain₹2,00,000
9Deepak 'optimist' Singh₹1,50,000
10Vaibhav 'Nikka Zaildar' Sharma₹1,00,000

 

suminus’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD OFC Cashfall for 30,000), ‘Yogesh12346’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Smash for 29,740), PrithviBlunders whale’Singh (Won 1 Lakh GTD Dark Knight for 27,735), ‘battlefury’ (Won 60K GTD Striker – PKO for 24,609), ‘Ajay67776’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Chip Up for 18,981), ‘DanielNeg07’ (Won 50K GTD OFC Cashfall for 14,575), and ‘Rocky .’ (Won 50K GTD The Centurion for 11,148) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

Pocket52

Pocket Kings – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 235

Re-entries – 128

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 55

The user ‘PokerG’ outclassed the 363-entry field in the poker network`s Sunday headliner, ₹15 Lakhs GTD Pocket Kings, collecting ₹2.70 Lakhs in first-place prize money.

‘Shiv170’ finished runner-up for ₹1.95 lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. PokerG – ₹2,70,000
  2. Shiv170 – ₹1,95,000
  3. Anujsingh – ₹1,35,000
  4. Rista – ₹97,500
  5. Futolao – ₹70,500
  6. PKBISWAS – ₹60,000

Arpan ‘Novus’ Majhi (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Knights for ₹46,000), ‘user1645726039’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch for ₹33,000), ‘Ginishvadera’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Pocket Soda for ₹25,000) and ‘glamorous_klinklang_6451525’ (Won ₹60K GTD Pocket Squares for ₹14,691) won the other Pocket52 marquees.

 

PokerDangal

Sunday PLO6 – ₹50K GTD

Buy-in – ₹330

Entries – 78

Rebuys – 41

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 20

PokerDangal user ‘Dalbeer’ won the ₹50K GTD PLO6 Sunday for ₹11,000 in first-place prize money. ‘Mechanic’ finished runner-up for ₹8,250.

Final Table Results

  1. Dalbeer – ₹11,000
  2. Mechanic – ₹8,250
  3. Nope11 – ₹6,000
  4. zokid – ₹4,500
  5. bigbang – ₹3,375
  6. Dwayne – ₹2,500

 

 

PokerStars India

Sunday Special – Boosted Guarantee – 30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 337

Re-entries – 282

Regular Prize Pool – 15,47,500

Bounty Prize Pool – 15,47,500

Regular Prize Pool – 30,95,000

Places Paid – 79

The India Turbo Masters Main Event champion Tanmay ‘tanmay1909’ Benara delivered quite the Sunday run, posting almost ₹5.50 Lakhs in total winnings across six deep runs. The one score that stood out was the ₹4.63 Lakhs (his best score on the site) he won after acing PokerStars India`s Boosted GTD Week finale, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special! ‘Merlion30’ pocketed 2.83 Lakhs as the runner-up.

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara

 

Tanmay Benara’s Sunday winnings include:

> 1st in PokerStars India`s Sunday Special – Boosted Guarantee for 4,62,632

> 35th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #53 Sunday Special for 32,760

> 38th in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for 21,168

> 94th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 14,473

> 102nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS Championship for 11,207

> 47th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #55 Maestro for 7,696

Tanmay Benara`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.66 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.26 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #22 | Annual Winnings: 2.27 Crore

The 5,500 buy-in Sunday Special, like most of the other flagships on the site this past week, managed to break past its advertised guarantee, generating a profitable ₹30.95 Lakhs prize pool. The top 79 finishers from a starting field of 619 participants got paid.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Tanmay ‘tanmay1909’ Benara – 4,62,632
  2. merlion30 – 2,83,349
  3. Mohammad ‘Bund_Blaster’ Azhar – 2,43,437
  4. Vinayak ‘koi.toh.rok.lo’ Bajaj – 1,34,715
  5. Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia – 85,187
  6. Algorithm101 – 76,580
  7. Siddharth ‘siddonuts’ Pandey – 68,539
  8. Aditya ‘serendipity789’ Sushant – 56,214
  9. Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia – 84,883

 

Sunday Storm (8-Max) – Boosted Guarantee – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 286

Re-entries – 145

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 63

The in-form Sarthak ‘sarthakssinghal’ Singhal came out trumps in the 10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Storm (8-Max) – Boosted Guarantee (his third podium finish in a Boosted Guarantee event) and walked away with 1.79 Lakhs up top along with his fourth MTT title in less than two weeks. Rohit ‘shashi1183’ Kumar collected 1.32 Lakhs for a second-place finish.

Sarthak Singhal
Sarthak Singhal

 

The seven-time Primetime Grind champion, Singhal, made away with almost 3.40 Lakhs in Sunday earnings after two more deep runs, including another top-three finish!

His Sunday winnings include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Sunday Storm (8-Max) – Boosted Guarantee for 1,79,401

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for 1,10,361

> 235th in PokerBaazi’s GOAT for 50,372

Sarthak Singhal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 46.44 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 14.02 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #21

The 1,650 buy-in MTT fell short of breaking even by 3.53 Lakhs after clocking in 431 challengers, and the top 63 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Sarthak ‘sarthakssinghal’ Singhal – 1,79,401
  2. Rohit ‘shashi1183’ Kumar – 1,32,431
  3. Venkat ‘fishyvishy22’ Vishwanath – 97,759
  4. Bharat ‘MojoJojo2193’ Vasan – 72,165
  5. Vaibhav ‘Tems30’ Temani – 53,271
  6. Haider ‘clickasaur007’ Madraswala – 39,324
  7. Rishabh ‘riverrshiverr’ Jain – 29,029
  8. kenpachipoker – 21,429
  9. leperfoot – 17,667

 

EPT Prague Step 3: 1 Seat & Expenses GTD

Buy-in – 7,700

Entries – 58

Re-entries – 20

Prize Pool – 8,50,000

Places Paid – 6

One of the most consistent top regs of the country today, Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj nailed the second EPT Prague Step 3 qualifier on PokerStars India, earning himself an all-expenses paid package to the upcoming series worth 6 Lakhs (his best finish yet on the site)!

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj

 

Bajaj will be joining Vaibhav Sharma (first qualifier winner) as part of EPT Team India at the EPT Prague festival in December.

Vaibhav Sharma
Vaibhav Sharma

 

Not done yet, Bajaj fired up deep runs in two Sunday headliners, reeling in over ₹7.28 Lakhs in total value yesterday. His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India`s EPT Prague Step 3 for 6 Lakhs

> 64th in Spartan Poker`s FTS #56 Main Event for 70,285

> 10th in PokerBaazi`s BSS HighRoller for 57,834

Vishal Bajaj`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.05 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #12 (including the EPT Prague qualifier) | Annual Winnings: 2.69 Crores

The 7,700 buy-in Qualifier registered a 78-player starting field, overlaying 3.04 Lakhs. The top six finishers (excluding the winner) picked up a consolation 50,000 in prize money.

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj – 6,00,000
  2. Not.So.Pro_01 – 50,000
  3. Lavesh ‘lavesh786’ Meena – 50,000
  4. highroller2301 – 50,000
  5. Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover – 50,000
  6. crishabh770 – 50,000

 

‘Maniak God’ (Won Kinghtly Stars PKO 3 Lakhs GTD for 66,327), Manish ‘manish jangid’ Jangid (Won Ultrasonic 1 Lakh GTD for 28,728), ‘min2thomas’ (Won Super Stack PKO 50K GTD for 19,810), and ‘muttonmm’ (Won Total KO 100% 40K GTD for 14,525) won the other Sunday marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

Big Millions Finale – 2 Crores GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 1,277

Re-entries – 696

Prize Pool – 2,00,00,000

Places Paid – 197

It was a BIG Sunday all across and lighting up the Sunday schedule on Adda52 was the Finale of the 2 Crores GTD Adda52 Big Millions.

The seventh edition of the Big Millions brought in 1,973 entries across six starting flights, falling 27 entries short of its 2,000-player guarantee. Some of the best poker players and regs turned up for the tournament, which played down to an eight-handed final table last night – and the final leg of the tournament will be held on November 13 onboard Casino Deltin Royale in Goa during the 13th edition of Deltin Poker Tournament (November 8 to 14). The final table will be live-streamed.

The Big Millions Finale began at 10 PM yesterday with 225 unique survivors, and the top 197 places were assured a payday, with a min-cash worth 37,414.

Varunn ‘VarunnG’ Gaala (5,575,108) bagged the chip lead, while Aarchit ‘Aarchit’ Dhadwal (5,278,732), the #1 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav (4,050,083), Debapriya ‘debapriya_12345’ Manna (3,034,564) ‘dhana141’ (3,017,116), ‘SpaceRacer’ (2,693,061), Raghav ‘BaLuGaWhAlE’ Bansal (2,594,284), and Chandan ‘darkfish15’ Arora (2,079,386) are the other finalists who will be returning for the final table in Goa.

All finalists have won a complimentary three nights and four days stay in Goa for the DPT. They are all guaranteed at least 3.14 Lakhs but will be chasing the 31.64 Lakhs when they take their seats on the final table on November 13.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Varunn ‘VarunnG’ Gaala – 5,575,108
  2. Aarchit ‘Aarchit’ Dhadwal – 5,278,732
  3. Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav – 4,050,083
  4. Debapriya ‘debapriya_12345’ Manna – 3,034,564
  5. dhana141 – 3,017,116
  6. SpaceRacer – 2,693,061
  7. Raghav ‘BaLuGaWhAlE’ Bansal – 2,594,284
  8. Chandan ‘darkfish15’ Arora – 2,079,386

 

Sunday Showdown – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,500

Entries – 248

Re-entries – 201

Prize Pool – 10,10,250

Places Paid – 47

Adda52 user ‘simranspartan’ picked up their third title on the site yesterday by taking down the 10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showdown for a personal-best 1.59 Lakhs.

simranspartan’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: 5.50 Lakhs | Titles Won: #3

The 9:30 PM marquee registered a 449-player field and played down to a three-way deal with Ashish ‘xznny112’ Nailwal (2nd for 1.39 Lakhs) and Sankesh ‘CHERRYPAJI’ Kumar (3rd for 1.37 Lakhs) banking the other top payouts.

Ashish Nailwal
Ashish Nailwal

 

The APT Online July 2022 – PLO Highroller champion, Ashish Nailwal, accumulated 1.74 Lakhs in Sunday winnings through three deep runs, which include:

> 2nd in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for 1,39,458

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Monster Stack (6-Max) for 29,716

> 77th in Spartan Poker’s FTS #52 4,974

Ashish Nailwal’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 2.19 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 63.08 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #11 | Annual Winnings: 71.86 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. simranspartan – 1,59,141*
  2. Ashish ‘xznny112’ Nailwal – 1,39,458*
  3. Sankesh ‘CHERRYPAJI’ Kumar – 1,37,433*
  4. Vishal ‘vishalmaharaj’ Maharaj – 75,639
  5. goofy25 – 55,443
  6. sammy19 – 40,640
  7. Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia – 29,789
  8. Sandy ‘Narcos’ Lamba – 21,835

*denotes a three-way deal

 

Ramakrishna ‘KAdiamonds’ Sagi (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST Adda for 28,402), won the other title on Adda52.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365’s Sunday staple, the 1 Lakh GTD Big Bang, saw ‘nishant24k’ walking away with the title and 40,000 in first-place prize money. ‘Karti18’ finished runner-up for 25,000.

Site regular ‘fortunemaker’ championed the 50K GTD Dominator for 15,000 after defeating ‘Musu1415’ (2nd for 10,000) in the heads-up play.

 

Note: Since Tuesday, November 8, is a state holiday (Guru Nanak Jayanti), we will not be publishing the Daily Majors report tomorrow.

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Daily Majors: Ritwik Khanna, Devvrat Himatsingka, Deepankur Gupta & Nitin Arora Hit the Thursday Jackpot

The domestic online sites brought out the regular tournament fare on Thursday, the only exceptions being the MPL Poker’s Diwali Lakhpati Party and PokerDangal’s Diwali Poker Festival, which are currently underway. Coming up on the weekend is Spartan Poker’s Diwali Celebration Series, making for a blockbuster Sunday ahead!

Rising Star Ritwik Khanna was hands down the biggest Thursday scorer. Ending a five-week-long title dry spell, Khanna took down Adda52’s Godfather for ₹6.13 Lakhs, adding ₹6.43 Lakhs cumulatively to his bankroll. Varunn Gaala came in second for ₹3.62 Lakhs.

A former APT Mini Main Event winner, Devvrat Himatsingka (opted out of our tracking), returned to the winner’s circle last night, claiming Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller for ₹5.57 Lakhs following a four-way deal with Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra (runner-up for ₹5.42 Lakhs), ‘Likita Nuther’ (3rd for ₹4.33 Lakhs), and ‘AkkiDan7777’ (4th for ₹3.92 Lakhs).

The latest Bounty Builder HR champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Deepankur Gupta (opted out of our tracking), championed over an 288-entry field in PokerBaazi’s The Summit (his first-time winning the event), netting ₹4.77 Lakhs up top.

TheManiacInTheCircuit’ hit the Thursday jackpot, pocketing an online best score of ₹4.44 Lakhs in the Ultron, where they outlasted Wednesday’s La Luna champion Nitin Arora (2nd for ₹2.95 Lakhs) heads-up. Arora cashed another event for a Thursday take-home of ₹3.01 Lakhs.

The former The Millionaire runner-up finisher Ashit Sharma collected ₹2.50 Lakhs on Thursday, most prominently shipping PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹2.10 Lakhs. Lavesh Meena picked his second runner-up score in the tourney for ₹1.63 Lakhs.

Naman Pareek collected his first title in nearly eight months in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT, netting ₹1.44 Lakhs. Kritagya Sharma placed second for almost ₹1.01 Lakhs.

Monday’s Iron Man champion Siddharth Pandey grabbed his second title this week in Adda52’s Monster Turbo, adding ₹1.34 Lakhs to a Thursday score of ₹1.63 Lakhs. Pandey chopped it heads-up with Yash Shrivastava (2nd for ₹1.22 Lakhs).

The SCS Main Event champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Tarush Gupta (opted out of our tracking), won PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for ₹1.74 Lakhs (won ₹2.62 Lakhs overall). ‘The Teacher’ collected ₹1.21 Lakhs in second place.

Aditya Kulkarni shipped PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹1.02 Lakhs, beating Vinay Verma (2nd for ₹1 Lakh) to the finish line.

zothanmawia’ converted a ₹110 satellite ticket into an online best score of ₹97,243 after they won Spartan Poker’s Deepstack Turbo. Peush Singhvi secured a runner-up score of ₹64,651.

The BTS#9 Monday Prime champion Ashish Nailwal won PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Afternoon Boost for the second time for ₹80,186, adding to Thursday’s winnings of ₹2.05 Lakhs. Mohit Dhingra was runner-up for ₹59,270.

Ajay Sharma, Sanket Deshmukh, Sarthak Singhal, Elangbam Sunita, Ajay Sawhney, Arnav Sharma, Karan Sitlani, Saptarshi Bhaduri, Ravi Kumar, Prabhas Sharmam, and Pawan Tez won the other Thursday marquees.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Thursday High Roller – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹22,000

Entries – 69

Re-entries – 27

Rebuys – 49

Prize Pool – ₹29,00,000

Places Paid – 13

The former APT Mini Main Event champion Devvrat ‘devvrat89’ Himatsingka (opted out of our tracking) aced Spartan Poker’s MTT headliner of the day, taking down the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Thursday High Roller for ₹5.57 Lakhs. Himatsingha fired two bullets in the event, eventually outrunning the field of 145 entries. In the end, he cut a four-way deal with Young Gun Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra (runner-up for ₹5.42 Lakhs), ‘Likita Nuther’ (3rd for ₹4.33 Lakhs), and ‘AkkiDan7777’ (4th for ₹3.92 Lakhs).

Devvrat Himatsingka
Devvrat Himatsingka

 

The recent WPC-SEAPT Main Event runner-up, PokerGuru Staking’s Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved placed seventh in the event. Ved was among the day’s multiple scorers as he FTed PokerBaazi’s The Summit while posting another two cashes, collectively adding ₹2.38 Lakhs.

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved

 

His Thursday cashes include:

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller for ₹1,37,750

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹79,488

> 14th in PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹16,515

His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.84 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.12 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #8 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.64 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Devvrat ‘devvrat89’ Himatsingka – 5,56,769*
  2. Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra – 5,41,673*
  3. Likita Nuther – 4,33,219*
  4. AkkiDan7777 – 3,92,489*
  5. Aditya ‘SuperuSer’ Sushant – 2,23,300
  6. Ankit ‘d00mtr00per’ Wadhawan – 1,74,000

*denotes a four-way deal

 

Ultron – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 207

Re-entries – 82

Rebuys – 154

Prize Pool – ₹22,15,000

Places Paid – 39

The Spartan Poker user ‘TheManiacInTheCircuit’ came out trumps in the site’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD Ultron last night, shipping the title for an online-best score of ₹4.44 Lakhs. The player defeated Wednesday’s La Luna champion Nitin 18 miles outArora (2nd for ₹2.95 Lakhs) in the heads-up showdown. Following the victory, the winner ‘TheManiacInTheCircuit’ sits with ₹5.89 Lakhs in site cashes and a corresponding profit of ₹3.23 Lakhs.

Nitin Arora
Nitin Arora

 

Arora cashed out another event for collective winnings of ₹3.01 Lakhs. His Thursday winnings include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Ultron for ₹2,95,260

> 16th in Spartan Poker’s Deepstack Turbo for ₹5,966

His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.81 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.17 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #8

The 443-player field generated a guarantee-smashing ₹22.15 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 39 spots got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. TheManiacInTheCircuit – 4,44,108
  2. Nitin ‘18 miles out’ Arora – 2,95,260
  3. Sumit ‘Sumit_5011’ Chordiya – 2,15,963
  4. mukuw – 1,74,321
  5. Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha – 1,36,666
  6. noelpais1 – 1,03,441
  7. KAKAROT98$ – 75,975
  8. Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh – 55,818

 

Deepstack Turbo – ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 240

Re-entries – 67

Rebuys – 178

Prize Pool – ₹4,85,000

Places Paid – 39

zothanmawia’ converted a ₹110 satellite ticket into a victory march in Spartan Poker’s Deepstack Turbo. The player topped the 485-player field to grab the top prize of ₹97,243 – their most significant online cash to date! The victory has boosted their site cashes to ₹1.05 Lakhs, with a corresponding profit of ₹94,231.

Peush ‘Daniel0617’ Singhvi posted a runner-up payday of ₹64,651.

Sarthak ‘sarthaksinghal’ Singhal also FTed the Deepstack. He went the distance in the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner Multi Entry to claim the title for ₹42,300, cashing another two events to add ₹84,494 in cashes.

Sarthak Singhal
Sarthak Singhal

 

His Thursday cashes include:

>1st in Spartan Poker’s Sundowner Multi Entry for ₹42,300

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s Deepstack Turbo for ₹29,925

> 11th in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹8,978

His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹24.18 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.85 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #15

Final Table Results

  1. zothanmawia – 97,243
  2. Peush ‘Daniel0617’ Singhvi – 64,651
  3. bootmaker – 47,288
  4. Piyush ‘NoName30’ Nanda – 38,170
  5. Sarthak ‘sarthakssinghal’ Singhal – 29,925
  6. Yash ‘gambler11’ Jaiswal – 22,650
  7. Aanogood – 16,636
  8. Senbonzakura – 12,222

 

Tarzanankh’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹46,500), Sarthak ‘sarthaksinghal’ Singhal (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Sundowner Multi Entry for ₹42,300), Arnav ‘AIOps’ Sharma (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultra PLO6 for ₹33,249), and ‘Arjunb1998’ (Won ₹50K GTD The Centurion for ₹8,135) won the other titles on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerBaazi

The Summit – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 8,250

Entries – 145

Re-entries – 143

Prize Pool – 21,60,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerGuru Ambassador and the latest Bounty Builder HR champion, Deepankur ’dp179’ Gupta (opted out of our tracking) made the victory march in PokerBaazi’s 15 Lakhs GTD The Summit (won his first The Summit title), and took home a site-best score worth 4.77 Lakhs up top, with ‘sherlockholmesB’ placing second for 3.35 Lakhs.

Deepankur Gupta
Deepankur Gupta

 

The 8,250 buy-in MTT obliterated its listed guarantee by 6.60 Lakhs (over 40% surplus) on the back of 288 challengers, and the top 36 places boarded the money bus.

Final Table Results

  1. Deepankur ’dp179’ Gupta 4,77,144
  2. sherlockholmesB – 3,34,800
  3. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – 2,15,352
  4. Ankit ‘gabru1410’ Agarwal – 1,59,408
  5. Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal – 1,19,664
  6. Chirag ‘Miyagi’ Sodha – 95,688
  7. Kartik ’TheInternetKid’ Ved – 79,488

 

Daily Value Boost – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,375

Entries – 441

Re-entries – 385

Prize Pool – 10,32,500

Places Paid – 131

The SCS High–Main Event champion PokerGuru Ambassador Tarush ‘Busterr’ Gupta (opted out from tracking) shipped PokerBaazi’s 10 Lakhs GTD Daily Value Boost for 1.74 Lakhs, ending a seventeen-week title drought. The user ‘TheTeacher’ placed runner-up for 1.21 Lakhs.

Tarush Gupta
Tarush Gupta

 

Gupta also FT-ed Adda52’s Godfather (6th for 87,500), overall adding 2.62 Lakhs.

The 1,375 buy-in MTT collected over 10.32 Lakhs in the prize pool on the back of 826 entrants and paid out the top 131 places. The min-cash was worth 2,375.

Final Table Results

  1. Tarush ‘Busterr’ Gupta – 1,74,183
  2. TheTeacher – 1,21,319
  3. Ashutosh ‘Trailblazera’ Kumar – 84,562
  4. tm20 – 58,853
  5. Sumanth ‘sp175’ Kumar – 41,094
  6. Pranav ‘MeenakshiSundareshwar’ Khandalkar – 28,704
  7. Kunal ‘Kunal176’ Langer – 19,927
  8. Mahesh ‘iammsnegi’ Negi – 13,836

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 272

Re-entries – 205

Prize Pool – 7,16,000

Places Paid – 54

PokerBaazi loyalist Naman ‘pareeknaman’ Pareek came out trumps in the 5 Lakhs (7-Max) SPRINT, and took home 1.44 Lakhs up top (his second best MTT score on PokerBaazi) along with his first MTT title in almost eight months! Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma placed second for almost 1.01 Lakhs. Pareek made away with almost 1.46 Lakhs in Thursday winnings as he also placed 33rd in Holdem BOOST for 1,875.

Naman Pareek
Naman Pareek

 

Naman Pareek’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 31.37 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

The 1,650 buy-in MTT created a guarantee-crushing 7.16 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 477 participants, and the top 54 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Naman ‘pareeknaman’ Pareek – 1,43,816
  2. Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma – 1,00,814
  3. Ssssn52 – 64,824
  4. Karan ‘Collingwood’ Sitlani – 47,939
  5. Abilash ‘Steelbala’ Bala – 35,990
  6. Rohan ’theoldrod’ Sahni – 28,835
  7. Hemant ‘hkm2828’ Meena – 24,041

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 155

Re-entries – 114

Prize Pool – ₹5,38,000

Places Paid – 36

Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni was the last player standing in PokerBaazi’s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Daily SPRINT and took away 1.02 Lakhs in cash prize following a heads-up chop with Vinay ‘keechad’ Verma (2nd for 1 Lakh). Kulkarni lapped up over 1.11 Lakhs in Thursday cashes after deep runs in two more events. His Thursday finishes include:

Aditya Kulkarni
Aditya Kulkarni

 

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for 1,02,192

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s (6-MAX) Holdem BOOST for 4,950

> 50th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 4,233

Aditya Kulkarni’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.90 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 79.06 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #12

The 2,200 buy-in MTT clocked in 269 entrants to create a profitable 5.38 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 36 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni – 1,02,192*
  2. Vinay ‘keechad’ Verma – 1,00,042*
  3. Khaliq – 53,639
  4. Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007 – 39,704
  5. Yoanatanwar – 29,805
  6. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – 23,833
  7. Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey – 19,798

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) Afternoon Boost – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 141

Re-entries – 111

Prize Pool – 5,04,000

Places Paid – 47

The BTS#9 Monday Prime champion Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal came out on top of the 252-entry field in PokerBaazi’s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Afternoon Boost to win the title for the second time for 80,186. Mohit ‘bhaiyamohit’ Dhingra (2nd for 59,270) and (7-Max) Daily SPRINT runner-up finisher Vinay ‘keechad’ Verma (3rd for 45,209) secured podium finishes.

Ashish Nailwal
Ashish Nailwal

 

The online reg Ashish Nailwal also FT-ed The Summit (5th for 1.20 Lakhs) and ran deep in another PokerBaazi event, walking away with a collective 2.05 Lakhs. His Thursday scores were:

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 1,19,664

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Afternoon Boost for 80,186

> 29th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 5,163

Ashish Nailwal’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 2.06 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 61.09 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #12 | Annual Winnings: 60.09 Lakhs

The 2,200 buy-in Afternoon Boost paid out the top 47 places from the 5.04 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal – 80,186
  2. Mohit ‘bhaiyamohit’ Dhingra – 59,270
  3. Vinay ‘keechad’ Verma – 45,209
  4. Ravi ‘ravi250294’ Kant Kumar – 35,078
  5. fishtiru – 24,948
  6. Vishwas ‘quickmaths’ Khanna – 17,791
  7. ankit178 – 14,666

 

Sanket ‘Profishnalshark’ Deshmukh (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily BOOST for 52,750), ‘5AH1L’ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Midnight SPRINT 1 PM for 51,380), ‘chanchalagr’ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for 45,630), OM ‘Oppyrates’ Prakash (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for 31,000), and ‘aditya32113213’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD SPRINT for 20,690) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

Pocket52

Pocket Jacks – 3 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,500

Entries – 96

Re-entries – 62

Prize Pool – 3,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Pocket52 domain user ‘MinishaLamba’ took down the site’s Thursday marquee, the 3 Lakhs GTD Pocket Jacks, bagging away 63,000 in first-place prize money. User ‘Rista’ placed second for 46,500.

Final Table Results

  1. MinishaLamba – 63,000
  2. Rista – 46,500
  3. Nuso – 34,500
  4. gautam12345 – 24,000
  5. risKyy – 18,000
  6. molla_c4U3aQ7Fwb – 13,500

 

‘Roshni08’ (Won 1.25 Lakhs GTD Pocket Tanks for 28,750), ‘frightened_servine71_21598516’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Pocket Brunch for 22,535), ‘Nuso’ (Won 75K GTD Pocket Snacks for 16,500) and ‘Deva0’ (Won 50K GTD Pocket Squares for 11,500) won the other Pocket52 marquees.

 

MPL Poker

DLP#15 – 2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 550

Total Entries – 371

Prize Pool – 2,00,000

Places Paid – 65

Manish ‘12fail1rupesh’ Kumar was the last player standing in MPL Poker’s ongoing 2 Lakhs GTD DLP#15 and took home 36,200 in first-place prize money. His heads-up opponent Mukesh ‘mukesh65’ Kumar netted 26,000 for his runner-up finish.

Final Table Results

  1. Manish ‘12fail1rupesh’ Kumar – 36,200
  2. Mukesh ‘mukesh65’ Kumar – 26,000
  3. Hemant ‘generalzod’ Kumar – 20,000
  4. Babita ‘pailot979884540’ Kumari – 15,000
  5. Sai ‘neocortex’ Kiran Mudulkar – 10,500
  6. Krishna ‘lion2835828’ Chouhan – 7,300
  7. Saurabh ‘leader1190503’ Kanoujia – 5,800
  8. Damodar ‘radhe_radhe7913’ Singh – 4,600

 

Gagan ‘radiation’ Shuklan (Won the 1 Lakh GTD DLP#16 for 18,500).

 

PokerDangal

PLO 5 Thursday – 50K GTD

Buy-in – 550

Entries – 67

Re-entries – 26

Prize Pool – 50,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerDangal regular ‘88bluff’ clinched the 50K GTD PLO 5 Thursday title for a payday worth 12,000. At the same time ‘MR.Z’ finished runner-up for 8,750.

Final Table Results

  1. 88bluff – 12,000
  2. MR.Z – 8,750
  3. Mechanic – 6,375
  4. Dishu24 – 4,750
  5. offroad – 3,500
  6. Kingoftexas – 2,500

 

 

PokerStars India

Highroller – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 7,700

Entries – 76

Re-entries – 57

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 17

The online poker reg Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma overcame the 133-player field in PokerStars India’s 10 Lakhs GTD Highroller, winning the Thursday headliner for the first time for 2.10 Lakhs. Lavesh ‘lavesh786’ Meena placed runner-up in the Highroller for the second time in three weeks for 1.63 Lakhs.

Ashit Sharma
Ashit Sharma

 

The former The Millionaire runner-up finisher Ashit Sharma ran deep in three more events, taking home a collective 2.50 Lakhs.

His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Highroller for 2,09,902

> 22nd in Spartan Poker’s Ultron for 21,707

> 9th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for 13,836

> 43rd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 3,864

Ashit Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.28 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.16 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #18 | Annual Winnings: 1.54 Crores

The ranked #3 player of the year, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha, posted three deep runs, altogether adding 2.19 Lakhs.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 8th in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller for 1,07,300

> 4th in PokerStars India’s Highroller for 98,381

> 49th in Adda52’s Godfather for 13,750

Arjanveer Singh Chadha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ~12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 4.25 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #19 | Annual Winnings: 2.98 Crores | Ranked #3 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Final Table Results

  1. Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma – 2,09,902
  2. Lavesh ‘lavesh786’ Meena – 1,63,048
  3. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma – 1,26,653
  4. Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha – 98,381
  5. Anurag ‘GutshotHaiBro’ Srivastava – 76,421
  6. Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal – 59,362
  7. Sahil ‘inaboobham’ Mahboobani – 46,111
  8. Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira – 35,818
  9. Aditya ‘ukid767’ Singh – 29,516

 

Ajay ‘AJ14071988’ Sharma (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack for 54,410), Ravi ‘rkcravi’ Kumar (Won 1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for 25,739), ‘sahil7889’ (Won 50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for 14,825), ‘Ash47A’ (Won 50K GTD Primetime Grind for 14,208) and ‘sosickkunt’ (Won 50K GTD Deepstack for 12,203) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Godfather – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries –254

Re-entries – 219

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 49

Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna eclipsed his near five-week-long title drought, shipping Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather for the first time for ₹6.13 Lakhs. Varunn ‘VarunnG’ Gaala finished runner-up for ₹3.63 Lakhs.

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna

 

Ritwik Khanna locked in ₹6.53 Lakhs overall through three deep runs, which include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹6,12,500

> 18th in Spartan Poker’s Ultron for ₹23,922

> 18th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹6,079

Ritwik Khanna’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.76 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.01 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #9 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.62 Crores | Ranked #7 on the Annual Leaderboard (Total Cashes) | Ranked #19 in Annual Profits

PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem ‘nadeem0021’ Basha banked ₹71,641 after scoring in Adda52’s Godfather (7th for ₹68,750) and PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost (98th for ₹2,891). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.85 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.23 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: 6

Nadeem Basha
Nadeem Basha

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna – ₹6,12,500
  2. Varunn ‘VarunnG’ Gaala – ₹3,62,500
  3. Bharat ‘rungooserun’ Vasan – ₹2,50,000
  4. Chamling12 – ₹1,87,500
  5. bopin – ₹1,25,000
  6. Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta – ₹87,500
  7. Nadeem ‘nadeem0021’ Basha – ₹68,750
  8. Pravin ‘spanks’ Garle – ₹56,250

 

Monster Turbo – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 152

Re-entries – 114

Prize Pool – ₹5,98,500

Places Paid – 28

Siddharth ‘gabandheer’ Pandey‘s prolific Thursday run saw him bank ₹1.63 Lakhs through four ITM finishes, which includes championing Adda52’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo for ₹1.34 Lakhs, four days after he won the Iron Man on Monday. A heads-up chop saw Yash ‘yashshri’ Shrivastava taking home ₹1.22 Lakhs in second-place prize money.

Siddharth Pandey
Siddharth Pandey

 

Pandey’s Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹1,34,267

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹19,798

> 23rd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹5,796

> 64th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Value Boost for ₹3,511

Yash Shrivastava FT-ed PokerStars India’s Deepstack (8th for ₹5,617), netting ₹1.27 Lakhs overall. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹95.27 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹36.75 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Final Table Results

  1. Siddharth ‘gabandheer’ Pandey – ₹1,34,267*
  2. Yash ‘yashshri’ Shrivastava – ₹1,21,592*
  3. Saiupp1987 – ₹71,820
  4. Unmesh100 – ₹52,369
  5. TT52 – ₹35,910
  6. Vaibhav ‘vane_shado’ Temani – ₹25,436
  7. UNKNOWN – ₹19,451
  8. Vaibhav ‘Vaibhi18’ Arora – ₹14,963

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Ajay ‘ohyeah’ Sawhney (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST Adda for ₹33,395), ‘bablurai’ (Won ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Adda for ₹26,664), ‘ketugj’ (Won ₹60K GTD Bounty Adda for ₹15,430), Pawan ‘_luffy_1x1’ Tez (Won ₹40K GTD Sundown Adda for 15,042), ‘DomoArigato’ (Won ₹40K GTD Freeze Out Adda for ₹13,041), and ‘sexylizard’ (Won ₹50K GTD Evening Adda for ₹10,020) shipped the other Thursday marquees on Adda52.

 

Khelo365

Thursday’s 10K GTD Sun Downer title was taken down by Khelo365 user ‘PETROL’, who added 3,500 to their poker bankroll. ‘Pokerking456’ placed second for 2,200.

 

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

Daily Majors: Mohit Savargaonkar, Vivek Singh, Manish Lakhotia & Vishal Bajaj Champion the Tuesday Flagships

Even though it’s still early in the week, PokerBaazi`s Baazi Turbo Series and Pocket52’s Pocket Poker Championship drove up the Tuesday action!

Mohit Savargaonkar made the Tuesday headlines and scored an insane ROI by parlaying a ₹1,100 satellite buy-in into a ₹4.93 Lakhs payday (his best finish in 2022) in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller. He cumulatively added ₹5.05 Lakhs across two deep runs. Gautam Bansal pocketed ₹3.33 Lakhs for his runner-up finish in the Tuesday High Roller.

PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek Singh was one of the two PokerGuru Staking stalwarts making away with a flagship victory. Singh proved the last player standing in PokerBaazi`s BTS headliner, BTS#14 Tuesday Prime, and won ₹3.90 Lakhs, crossing 1 Crore in annual winnings. Poker streamer Nitin Rawat collected ₹2.74 Lakhs in second place and pocketed ₹2.85 Lakhs altogether across three ITM finishes.

Last year`s #2 ranked player, Manish Lakhotia, made a profitable Tuesday run with ₹3.80 Lakhs in total winnings. He notably won Adda52`s The Mint for the second time for ₹3.52 Lakh.

The mystery user ‘ProMaco’ took down Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹2.98 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘ZindagiJuaHai’ (2nd for ₹2.79 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj went on a tear across the Tuesday flagships, netting ₹3.35 Lakhs from four deep runs. His biggest score of the night was his victory march in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR that fetched him ₹2.32 Lakhs and his fifth High Roller title this year.

The BTS#9 Monday Prime champion, Ashish Nailwal, conquered his second BTS title on consecutive days, taking down PokerBaazi`s BTS#13 PLO-6 for ₹1.55 Lakhs (₹1.72 Lakhs across four deep runs), climbing to #2 in the BTS leaderboard rankings. Brahmachari Sharma collected ₹1.09 Lakhs in second place.

Online reg Mohit Mehta made the victory run in PokerBaazi’s BTS#15 FREEZEOUT, netting ₹1.14 Lakhs (added ₹1.33 Lakhs across two deep runs). He chopped the 9 PM marquee heads-up with PokerBaazi loyalist Navneet Tanwar (2nd for ₹1.05 Lakhs) (₹1.60 Lakhs across two final table finishes).

Kashish Gupta took down PokerBaazi’s BTS#12 4-Max Hyper for ₹1.01 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘windshearahead’ (2nd for ₹1.24 Lakhs).

Rahul Rajpoot scored a thumping victory in BTS #11, making away with a site-best ₹75,500 after besting ‘badb0y’ (2nd for ₹57,800) heads-up!

Himank Jain came out on top in MPL Poker’s Tuesday Slam to win ₹94,000, while Aeash Meena finished runner-up for ₹59,800.

Prabhat Kumar, Sandeep Varma RS, Kushagra Mehta, Mayank Maruka, Ravee Gohil, Aniket Sharma, Mandar Madaye, Niteen Raj, and Nishant Pandey won the other Tuesday marquees.

Here are the Tuesday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Tuesday High Roller – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 99

Re-entries – 32

Rebuys – 65

Prize Pool – ₹19,60,000

Places Paid – 17

Spartan Poker reg Mohit ‘OfcourseOfcourse’ Savargaonkar pulled out an insane run across the Tuesday flagships on the site. He cashed both the primetime flagships for ₹5.05 Lakhs (overall) and got his big breakthrough in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller, where he decimated a 196-entry field to win ₹4.93 Lakhs – his best finish of the year. Gautam ‘kaana.raja’ Bansal collected ₹3.33 Lakhs in second place.

Mohit Savargaonkar
Mohit Savargaonkar

 

What`s even better, Mohit Savargaonkar got into both the events through satellites, scoring exponential returns. His Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller for ₹4,93,136

> 37th in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹11,923

Mohit Savargaonkar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.25 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹31.06 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: 13

Last Thursday’s Highroller champion Rubin ‘OMG_s1mple’ Labroo was another trailblazer, posting five deep runs (including four FT finishes) for ₹4.26 Lakhs overall, crossing ₹1.50 Crores in annual winnings.

Rubin Labroo
Rubin Labroo

 

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 3rd in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹1,48,838

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller for ₹1,14,072

> 4th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹96,755

> 8th in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹43,546

> 13th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#14 Tuesday Prime for ₹23,112

Rubin Labroo’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.82 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.79 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: 9 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.46 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Mohit ‘OfcourseOfcourse’ Savargaonkar – ₹4,93,136
  2. Gautam ‘kaana.raja’ Bansal – ₹3,33,200
  3. stormyhorizo – ₹2,16,580
  4. Parag ‘Persie’ Shah – ₹1,72,774
  5. Sumit_5011 – ₹1,44,648
  6. Rubin ‘OMG_s1mple’ Labroo – ₹1,14,072

 

Mega Stack – ₹16 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹4,400

Entries – 210

Re-entries – 68

Rebuys – 154

Prize Pool – ₹17,28,000

Places Paid – 39

The mystery user ‘ProMaco’ made it past a 432-player field in Spartan Poker’s biggest Tuesday draw, the ₹16 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack to win ₹2.98 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘ZindagiJuaHai’ (2nd for ₹2.79 Lakhs).

The Tuesday win marked ‘ProMaco’s 60th MTT cash on the site and their second standout score this week. On August 14, the player placed fifth in FCS #95 High for ₹1.39 Lakhs. ProMaco’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹18.72 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹13.01 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. ProMaco – ₹2,97,792*
  2. ZindagiJuaHai – ₹2,79,015*
  3. sunrunner – ₹1,68,480
  4. blackClover1813 – ₹1,33,060
  5. Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha – ₹1,06,618
  6. Akhilesh ‘Ikk@5’ Chauhan – ₹80,698
  7. Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj – ₹59,270
  8. Rubin ‘OMG_s1mple’ Labroo – ₹43,546

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Kushagra Iwlrise’ Mehta (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹48,918), Ravee Raveestar007Gohil (Won ₹75K GTD Tue Poker Nite #2 – PLO6 for ₹37,125), ‘talissya’ (Won ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD Tue Poker Nite #4 for ₹33,614), and ‘manage_level’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Sundowner for ₹39,206) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

BTS#14 Tuesday Prime – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 365

Re-entries – 355

Prize Pool – ₹21,60,000

Places Paid – 90

PokerGuru Staking bagged two flagship titles yesterday. The team`s biggest scorer was PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh, who outplayed a guarantee-crushing field in the Baazi Turbo Series headliner, PokerBaazi`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD BTS#14 Tuesday Prime, to win ₹3.90 Lakhs – crossing ₹1 Crore in annual winnings.

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh

 

Vivek Singh`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.99 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.07 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #14 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.04 Crores

Poker Streamer Nitin ‘Gambler42’ Rawat kept his scorecard ticking with a runner-up finish worth ₹2.74 Lakhs. Rawat made away with over ₹2.85 Lakhs last night on the back of three ITM finishes.

Nitin Rawat
Nitin Rawat

 

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi`s BTS#14 Tuesday Prime for ₹2,74,104

> 22nd in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹10,631

> 44th in Adda52’s Nano Mint for ₹1,075

Nitin Rawat’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.29 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹51.42 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #16

Final Table Results

  1. Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh – ₹3,90,960
  2. Nitin ‘Gambler42’ Rawat – ₹2,74,104
  3. Adarsh ‘lazygamer007’ Jha – ₹1,76,688
  4. Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar – ₹1,30,680
  5. Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan – ₹97,848
  6. Pranav ‘MeenakshiSundareshwar’ Khandalkar – ₹79,056
  7. Nadeem ‘SpadeHunter’ Basha – ₹65,448
  8. bungakat – ₹52,056

 

BTS#13 PLO-6 – ₹7 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 105

Re-entries – 205

Prize Pool – ₹7,00,000

Places Paid – 36

Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal, fresh off winning the BTS#9 Monday Prime the day before, picked up his second BTS title on consecutive days! The PokerBaazi reg scored the winning touchdown in the ₹7 Lakhs GTD BTS#13 PLO-6 to collect ₹1.55 Lakhs, climbing to #2 in the BTS leaderboard rankings. Brahmachari ‘NiceTryJack’ Sharma finished runner-up for ₹1.09 Lakhs.

Ashish Nailwal
Ashish Nailwal

 

Ashish Nailwal fired up another five deep runs, raking in ₹2.05 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings.

His top Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BTS#13 PLO-6 for ₹1,54,630

> 3rd in PokerBaazi`s Daily Boost for ₹30,907

> 39th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#14 Tuesday Prime for ₹10,368

> 28th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#12 4-Max Hyper for ₹4,080

Ashish Nailwal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.94 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹58 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #10 | Annual Winnings: ₹47 Lakhs | Climbs to #2 in the BTS Leaderboard Rankings

The current BTS leaderboard topper, Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh, locked in ₹1.26 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings on the back of seven ITM finishes, which include:

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BTS#13 PLO-6 for ₹69,790

> 16th in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹18,321

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#11 for ₹15,050

> 15th in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹14,175

> 43rd in PokerBaazi’s Afternoon Boost for ₹3,750

> 50th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for ₹2,342

> 23rd in Adda52’s Voyager for ₹2,259

Aman Parakh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.26 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.90 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #23 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.70 Crores | Ranked #5 in the 2022 TLB (Points) Standings | Ranked #1 in the BTS Leaderboard Standings

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal – ₹1,54,630
  2. Brahmachari ‘NiceTryJack’ Sharma – ₹1,08,500
  3. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – ₹69,790
  4. Sankalp ‘Wobbegong’ Marwah – ₹51,660
  5. Divyanshu ‘Divyansh1995’ Agrawal – ₹38,780
  6. Rajputpoy99 – ₹31,010
  7. Amarjeet ‘superchor89’ Singh – ₹25,760
  8. Nandkishor ‘royalpunter’ Meena – ₹20,650

 

BTS#12 4-Max Hyper – ₹6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 163

Re-entries – 162

Prize Pool – ₹6,00,000

Places Paid – 36

The former Mega Suits champion, Kashish ‘kashish007’ Gupta, traversed a competitive 325-player field in PokerBaazi’s ₹6 Lakhs GTD BTS#12 4-Max Hyper to win the 5 PM marquee for ₹1.01 Lakhs. The user ‘windshearahead’ collected ₹1.24 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

The three-time Voyager and Daily Afternoon SPRINT champion, Kashish Gupta, collectively added ₹1.04 Lakhs last night as he also cashed in Adda52’s Voyager (14th for ₹3,138).

Kashish Gupta’s online stats (PokerBaazi and Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: ₹86.99 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹28.83 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #18

The ₹1,650 buy-in tournament registered an overlay shortfall of ₹1.12 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. Kashish ‘kashish007’ Gupta – ₹1,01,303*
  2. windshearahead – ₹1,24,237*
  3. Sarthak ‘sarthak2222’ Aswal – ₹59,820
  4. piyudh1111 – ₹44,280

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

BTS#15 FREEZEOUT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 429

Prize Pool – ₹6,43,000

Places Paid – 54

After three FT finishes in Baazi Turbo Series marquees earlier this week, Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta finally clinched his first BTS title yesterday, winning PokerBaazi`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD BTS#15 FREEZEOUT for ₹1.14 Lakhs (his first title in almost six weeks). He chopped the 9 PM tournament heads-up with PokerBaazi loyalist Navneet ‘Navneet78’ Tanwar (2nd for ₹1.05 Lakhs).

Mohit Mehta
Mohit Mehta

 

The eight-time IOPC title holder, Mehta, made away with over ₹1.33 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings, counting his 13th place finish in Adda52’s The Mint worth ₹17,719.

Mohit Mehta’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.38 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.25 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #15 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.55 Crores

The three-time Daily Morning SPRINT champion, Navneet Tanwar, lapped up almost ₹1.60 Lakhs from two final table finishes, which include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BTS#15 Freezeout for ₹1.05 Lakhs

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s Afternoon Boost for ₹54,983

Navneet Tanwar’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹42.57 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.70 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

The ₹1,650 buy-in MTT obliterated its advertised guarantee by ₹1.43 Lakhs (an almost 30% surplus) from an entry field of 429 hopefuls, and only 54 among them got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – ₹1,14,997*
  2. Navneet ‘Navneet78’ Tanwar – ₹1,05,015*
  3. piyudh1111 – ₹58,301
  4. Ravindra ‘rjvenom619’ Jogi – ₹43,115
  5. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – ₹32,368
  6. Sachin ‘browguy26’ Raj – ₹25,933
  7. Manoj ‘cutymannu’ Sharma – ₹21,622
  8. Pavankiran ‘rootahuamachi’ Bellamkonda – ₹17,246

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

BTS#11 – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 256

Re-entries – 177

Prize Pool – ₹6,49,500

Places Paid – 77

Rahul ‘heisenberg9’ Rajpoot won PokerBaazi`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD BTS #11 for a site-best ₹75,500 with ‘badb0y’ collecting ₹57,800 in second place.

Last night`s win was a breakout one for Rajpoot, who covered all his past losses on the site at one go, coming out in the green for ₹70,940.

Rahul Rajpoot`s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹3.16 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹77,539 | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Final Table Results

  1. Rahul ‘heisenberg9’ Rajpoot – ₹75,500
  2. badb0y – ₹57,800
  3. pablo23 – ₹41,100
  4. 78suited – ₹30,800
  5. Ankit ‘ankit9300’ Mathani – ₹21,500
  6. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – ₹15,050
  7. Atishay ‘nutscracker’ Samuel – ₹12,150
  8. Zafar ‘Zedd’ Ahmed – ₹9,800

 

BTS Series Leaderboard After Day 3

Rising Star Aman Parakh (2,993) retains his lead in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD BTS Leaderboard after three days of non-stop action. However, Ashish Nailwal (2,961) is climbing up the ranks fast and has jumped up three places to #2 in the standings after winning his second BTS title yesterday. Ganesh Durgade (2,645) rounds out the top three places in the BTS leaderboard standings.

RankPlayerPoints
1Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh2,993
2Ashish 'Notoriouskonvict' Nailwal2,961
3Ganesh 'Ganesh24' Durgade2,645
4Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta2,625
5Bhanu 'Chennaino1' Prakash KC2,481
6Pritam 'Pritam1301' Amritkar2,340
7Neeraj 'SelfClaimedPro' Kumar2,281
8Pranay 'setmeup' Chawla2,099
9Shubham 'bakchod' Agarwal2,083
10Siddhanth 'Bullzeye' Kapoor1,932

Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for ₹60,380), ‘nicebloke’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹49,020), Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069’ Bhardwaj (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD SPRINT for ₹36,960), Abhishek ‘chipndchair’ Sonu (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹23,110), ‘makavelli’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for ₹12,290), and ‘Arunmore’ (Won ₹50K GTD 5-Max Daily for ₹5,830) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

Pocket52

PPC#10 Pocket Jacks – ₹6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 120

Re-entries – 78

Prize Pool – ₹6,00,000

Places Paid – 30

The user ‘TryHard’ bested the 198-player field in Pocket52’s PPC flagship, ₹6 Lakhs GTD PPC#10 Pocket Jacks, collecting ₹1.20 Lakhs in first-place prize money.

‘87##.385##64_5581109’ fell inches short of the finish line, taking home ₹85,500 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. TryHard – ₹1,20,000
  2. 87##.385##64_5581109 – ₹85,500
  3. dayuub – ₹60,000
  4. Santu1234 – ₹42,000
  5. lavesh7 – ₹31,500
  6. educational_goldstine116_19020063 – ₹24,000

 

PPC#11 Pocket Tanks – ₹3 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 102

Re-entries – 53

Prize Pool – ₹3,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Prabhat ‘prabhat2810’ Kumar raced through 154 runners in Pocket52’s other Tuesday marquee, ₹3 Lakhs GTD PPC#11 Pocket Tanks, banking ₹63,000 in first-place prize money. Pocket52 network user “Elrond” added ₹46,500 owing to their runner-up finish.

Prabhat Kumar
Prabhat Kumar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Prabhat ‘prabhat2810’ Kumar – ₹63,000
  2. Elrond – ₹46,500
  3. FishyPlayer – ₹34,500
  4. Monu12121 – ₹24,000
  5. Rajkumar ‘Fireman’ Gahlot – ₹18,000
  6. Weedlovers – ₹13,500

 

‘Charizard’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD PPC#8 Pocket Brunch for ₹41,500), ‘Pan8145’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD PPC#13 Pocket Chips for ₹34,500), ‘Razorfish’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD PPC#9 Pocket Snacks for ₹33,920), ‘FishyPlayer’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PPC#7 Pocket Soda for ₹25,000), and Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj (Won ₹75K GTD PPC#12 PocketsFull for ₹14,325) shipped the other marquees on the second day of Pocket52`s Pocket Poker Championship.

 

MPL Poker

Tuesday Slam – ₹4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,999

Total Entries – 211

Prize Pool – ₹4,00,000

Places Paid – 37

Himank ‘gamer0452779’ Jain toppled a 211-player field in MPL Poker’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD Tuesday Slam to win ₹94,000 and bested Aeash ‘magicodds’ Meena (2nd for ₹59,800) heads-up!

Final Table Results

  1. Himank ‘gamer0452779’ Jain – ₹94,000
  2. Aeash ‘magicodds’ Meena – ₹59,800
  3. Vivek ‘lakshmiv9495’ Takur – ₹40,600
  4. Magesh ‘justfeelit’ K – ₹32,200
  5. Ravinder ‘bricklion613427’ Singh – ₹21,200
  6. Vikash ‘herkules’ Kumar – ₹15,000
  7. Vikram ‘noobproo’ Jaiswal – ₹12,000
  8. Ajay ‘spacerock440916’ Singh Meena – ₹9,600

 

 

PokerDangal

PLO 6 Booster Tuesday – ₹1 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 87

Rebuys – 50

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 23

PokerDangal user ‘Mechanic’ defeated ‘sannidhi’ heads-up in the ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO 6 Tuesday Booster to collect ₹21,000. The latter added ₹15,500 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. Mechanic – ₹21,000
  2. sannidhi – ₹15,500
  3. Kiriti1234 – ₹11,750
  4. Poornima – ₹9,000
  5. bendly – ₹6,750
  6. TGashoka – ₹5,000

 

 

PokerStars India

Bounty Builder HR – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 79

Re-entries – 71

Regular Prize Pool – ₹5,25,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹5,25,000

Total Prize Pool – ₹10,50,000

Places Paid – 17

PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj blistered through the Tuesday flagships, pocketed ₹3.35 Lakhs from four deep runs. His biggest score of the night came in PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Bounty Builder HR, which he won for ₹2.32 Lakhs (₹1.37 Lakhs in bounties) – his fifth High Roller title of the year.

Vishal Bajaj
Vishal Bajaj

 

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹2,31,521 (₹1,36,473 in bounties)

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹59,270

> 12th in Spartan Poker’s Tuesday High Roller for ₹35,280

> 48th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#14 Tuesday Prime for ₹8,856

Vishal Bajaj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.50 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #9 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.62 Crores

The recent entrant in the elite ‘₹10 Crores Club,’ Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma, came close to shipping the Bounty Builder HR for a second time, falling four places short of the title. Sharma collectively added ₹64,776 through two deep runs, which include:

Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma

 

> 5th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹47,057 (₹6,125 in bounties)

> 11th in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹17,719

Rajat Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.16 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #5 (won four of them in High Rollers)

Monday’s BTS#5 champion Shubham ‘backchod launda’ Agarwal filled in ₹57,011 in Tuesday winnings through four ITM finishes. Agarwal, who had won the Bounty Builder HR last week, got his ticket to the Tuesday flagship through a ₹880 buy-in satellite and did well to lock in ₹40,991 (₹8,750 in bounties) in sixth place.

Shubham Agarwal
Shubham Agarwal

 

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 6th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹40,991 (₹8,750 in bounties)

> 14th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#12 4-Max Hyper for ₹7,920

> 79th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#14 Tuesday Prime for ₹5,400

> 42nd in PokerBaazi’s BTS#11 for ₹2,700

Shubham Agarwal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.74 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹42 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #10

The #1 ranked player of the year for 24 consecutive weeks, Young Gun Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav pocketed ₹57,364 through three ITM finishes, which include:

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

> 7th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹37,645 (₹12,250 in bounties)

> 32nd in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹11,923

> 41st in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹7,796

Anuj Yadav’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.98 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.84 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #18 | Ranked #1 on the Annual Leaderboard (Total Cashes) | Ranked #2 in Annual Profits

Sreekanth ‘LaganaHiToHai’ Narayan made away in ₹1.40 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings from two deep runs, which include:

Sreekanth Narayan
Sreekanth Narayan

 

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#14 Tuesday Prime for ₹97,848 (Bounties: ₹17,719)

> 8th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹37,722

Sreekanth Narayan’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.32 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.61 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.07 Crores

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj – ₹2,31,521
  2. kabir2298 – ₹1,10,907
  3. Samyak ‘stonedurr’ Sethi – ₹1,12,212
  4. Rubin ‘kornkid4’ Labroo – ₹96,755
  5. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma – ₹47,057
  6. Shubham ‘backchod launda’ Agarwal – ₹40,991
  7. Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹37,645
  8. Sreekanth ‘LaganaHiToHai’ Narayan – ₹37,722
  9. Bedevilforyou – ₹24,529

 

Mayank ‘riverrshiverr’ Maruka (Won ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini for ₹47,450), Mandar ‘MAMA4000’ Madaye (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for ₹24,560), ‘pokerqueen1390’ (Won ₹50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for ₹17,577), ‘Deuces Forever’ (Won ₹50K GTD Deepstack for ₹10,882), and ‘Raise1M’ (Won ₹40K GTD Primetime Grind for ₹9,217) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

The Mint – ₹14 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 211

Re-entries – 194

Prize Pool – ₹14,17,501

Places Paid – 43

The #2 ranked player of 2021, Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia, might not have maintained the same win rate this year, but he’s still in the top 20 in the annual rankings. The MTT pro from Siliguri came out all guns blazing yesterday, netting ₹3.80 Lakhs overall. He notably crushed the 405-entry field in Adda52’s ₹14 Lakhs GTD The Mint to win the Tuesday title for the second time for ₹3.52 Lakhs.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹3,51,540

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s BTS#14 Tuesday Prime for ₹28,944

Manish Lakhotia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.53 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.30 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #11 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.76 Crores | Ranked #18 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The 2020 India Poker Champion, Rubin ‘kornkif’ Labroo, was another breakout winner, posting five deep runs (including four FT finishes) for ₹4.26 Lakhs overall, and finished third in The Mint for ₹1.49 Lakhs.

Rubin Labroo
Rubin Labroo

 

Final Table Results

  1. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – ₹3,51,540
  2. ratansanu – ₹2,12,625
  3. Rubin ‘kornkif’ Labroo – ₹1,48,838
  4. Rishab ‘rish1994’ Malik – ₹1,13,400
  5. anantbansal – ₹73,710
  6. Himanshu ‘pirateking7’ Arora – ₹49,613
  7. Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta – ₹38,981
  8. Sudarshan ‘Sudmore’ More – ₹31,894

 

Voyager – ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 149

Re-entries – 102

Prize Pool – ₹2,51,006

Places Paid – 27

Adda52 user Ramakrishna ‘Kadiamonds’ Sagi, who has been active on the site for just these past seven days, topped the 251 player-field in the site`s 9:30 PM marquee, the ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Voyager, to collect a site-best ₹53,445 (his first title on Adda52). Before taking down the title, Sagi agreed to a heads-up deal with Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre (2nd for ₹50,720).

Yash Chitre
Yash Chitre

 

Ramakrishna Sagi’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: ₹54,373 | Site Profits: ₹31,484 | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Final Table Results

  1. Ramakrishna ‘Kadiamonds’ Sagi – ₹53,445*
  2. Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre – ₹50,720*
  3. Mohit ‘Betoo’ Kumar Singh – ₹29,242
  4. hissickness – ₹21,335
  5. Raghavendra ‘ThikanaCK’ Hada – ₹14,433
  6. ashish9926 – ₹10,668
  7. Raj5hark – ₹8,158
  8. Mohak ‘sparkie’ Kapoor – ₹6,275

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Bhanu ‘ChennaiNo1’ Prakash KC (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Nano DST for ₹43,439), Aniket ‘WhiteRabbit’ Sharma (Won ₹1.90 Lakhs GTD Nano Mint for ₹34,205), ‘thedreamer05’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Nano Adda for ₹26,500), ‘rohit1791’ (Won ₹90K GTD Nano Siesta for ₹21,864), Nishant ‘stockfull’ Pandey (Won ₹70K GTD Nano Crack Jack for ₹14,659), ‘highhand’ (Won ₹30K GTD Nano Battleship for ₹7,432), and ‘Abracadabraa’ (Won ₹25K GTD Nano PLO for ₹7,250) won the Nano Poker Series titles on Tuesday.

 

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Daily Majors: Ashish Nailwal, Aman Parakh, Alok Birewar & Adithya NG Crush the Monday Flagships

An extended weekend ended with patriotic flavors on Monday, August 15, as the nation celebrated 75 years of Independence. Breaking the usual Monday monotony was PokerBaazi’s first-ever Baazi Turbo Series (BTS), even as the fifth edition of Pocket52’s Pocket Poker Championship (PPC) (August 15 – 21) and Adda52’s Nano Poker Series got off the ground. These, along with a plethora of Freedom-special freerolls and promotional giveaways, added the extra zing to the Monday action!

Ashish Nailwal topped the online charts on Independence Day with ₹3.62 Lakhs in collective winnings. The PokerBaazi reg won the day`s biggest guaranteed tournament, BTS#9 Monday Prime, for ₹2.86 Lakhs, climbing to #5 in the BTS leaderboard standings. Nailwal chopped the Monday Prime title three-way with ‘Afficionado’ (2nd for ₹2.89 Lakhs) and Rahul Sengar (3rd for ₹2.74 Lakhs).

Rising Star Aman Parakh went the distance in PokerBaazi’s other Monday flagship, BTS#10, posting his second BTS title victory (his third in August) for ₹1.97 Lakhs taking over the #1 position in the BTS leaderboard rankings. Rugal Advani finished runner-up for ₹1.38 Lakhs. Parakh made away with ₹2.14 Lakhs in Monday winnings from five ITM finishes.

Ankush Narang grabbed his first title of the year, taking down Adda52’s Freedom Fest for 1.91 Lakhs.

The FCS #92 High Sunday Celebration runner-up finisher Alok Birewar kept his sails high as he shipped Spartan Poker`s Monday mainstay, The Rainmaker, for ₹1.88 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj (2nd for ₹1.71 Lakhs). Birewar collectively added ₹1.99 Lakhs on the back of three deep runs yesterday.

Adithya NG topped the charts on Adda52 with a victory march in the site`s Monday primetime Iron Man for ₹1.62 Lakhs. He chopped the title heads-up with Sudarshan More (2nd for career-best ₹1.59 Lakhs).

PokerStars India user ‘kaushik010288’ came out on top in the Battle Royale, winning the Monday title for ₹1.01 Lakhs (includes bounties) after striking a three-way deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Sanchit Anand (2nd for ₹40,465) & ‘pablo227799’ (3rd for ₹52,026), Nachiketa Jha, PokerGuru team member Naman Sharma, Yash Jaiswal, Ravinder Singh, Manish Jangid, Ravi Kumar, Nishant Pandey, and Ashish Mudgil won the other Monday marquees.

Here are the Monday highlights!

 

PokerBaazi

After a grand opening on Sunday, the Baazi Turbo Series returned with a set of another five high-octane tournaments yesterday!

BTS#9 Monday Prime – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in –