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Dhaval Mudgal Champions IOPC #31 Blaze & Anant Purohit Ships PBC#23 Game Changer

Saying that yesterday was a blockbuster Sunday would be an understatement. With almost ₹10 Crores in prize money guaranteed across just the flagship tournaments, it was no surprise that several top regs scored BIG. While Spartan Poker’s IOPC 14.0 completed its first Sunday run, PokerBaazi Classics wrapped up proceedings, and both stops had a ₹2 Crores GTD flagship on offer.

The musician and poker pro Dhaval Mudgal towered over everyone else on the Sunday charts! The veteran pro championed Spartan Poker’s ₹2 Crores GTD IOPC #31 Blaze for a monstrous ₹34.46 Lakhs payday (won ₹35.28 Lakhs overall), bagging his maiden IOPC title and his very first IOPC gold badge.

Sandy Lamba might have missed out on taking down IOPC #31 Blaze but banked an equally commendable ₹21.18 Lakhs in second place. He made deep runs in PokerBaazi’s PBC#21 BSS SuperStack (7th for ₹1.21 Lakhs) and PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (15th for ₹11,174), rounding up a Sunday haul worth ₹22.50 Lakhs.

PokerBaazi’s PBC#23 Game Changer was the other 2 Crore GTD Sunday headliner playing down to a close last night. Seasoned pro Anant Purohit charged through the 3,789-player field to collect a site-best ₹25.70 Lakhs, becoming the seventh player to win the prestigious title. Purohit posted over ₹26.12 Lakhs in Sunday earnings, entering the “₹10 Crore Club” and hitting ₹4 Crores in online profits.

Gunisha Sinha, the wife of two-time POY Young Gun Gaurav Sood, almost became the first woman to win the Game Changer title. Nevertheless, she settled for a career-best ₹17.10 Lakhs in second place.

The unstoppable Aniket Waghmare boosted his IOPC titles tally to 7 after taking down his second IOPC flagship in the ongoing series, IOPC #29 Sunday High, for a mouth-watering ₹17.31 Lakhs, climbing to the #1 position in the POY race. WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer finished runner-up for ₹11.70 Lakhs.

Rishabh Gupta won his maiden IOPC title in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime, locking in a career-best ₹12.17 Lakhs and the IOPC silver badge. He fired up another three deep runs, accumulating a personal-best ₹13.39 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Deepak Singh (Won IOPC #30 Sunday Spotlight for ₹5.24 Lakhs), Pratik Kumbharjuvekar (Won IOPC #32 D’Lite for ₹3.89 Lakhs), Amol Nakhwa (Won IOPC #33 for ₹2.07 Lakhs), Mahesh Shyamsundar (Won IOPC #26 Triple Chance for ₹1.99 Lakhs), Vinay B (Won IOPC #25 for ₹1.67 Lakhs), Vinay Rajpal (Won IOPC #27 PLO6 Card for ₹1.08 Lakhs), and Shreyas Mantri (Won IOPC #24 for ₹1.03 Lakhs) shipped the other IOPC Sunday marquees.

Aditya Singh conquered Adda52`s Sunday headliner, Adda52 Millions, scoring his first title victory of the year and ₹6.50 Lakhs in first-place prize money (won at least ₹8.61 Lakhs overall).

Samyak Sethi shipped PokerBaazi’s PBC#21 BSS Superstack for ₹7.27 Lakhs (his second-best online score). Vishal Ojha came second for ₹4.43 Lakhs.

Suraj N Yadav added ₹6.18 Lakhs in Sunday winnings and most notably conquered PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS Championship for a site-best ₹5.27 Lakhs.

Upcoming poker pro Areyann Gurbaxani took down Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹5.12 Lakhs (won ₹5.77 Lakhs overall).

Adithya N G was the last player standing in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special, taking home a winner’s paycheque worth ₹2.92 Lakhs (won ₹3.89 Lakhs overall).

Sonu Shejpal, Siddharth Kadel, Karan Malhotra, Ujjwal Rana, Clinton Tavares, Aditya Kesharwani, Rajneesh Thakur and Aditya Bansal won the other Sunday majors.

Here are the Sunday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

IOPC #31 Blaze – ₹2 Crores GTD

Buy-in – ₹8,800

Entries – 1,394

Re-entries – 354

Rebuys – 847

Survivors – 353 (244)

Prize Pool – ₹2,07,60,000

Places Paid – 351

Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal was the star that shone the brightest on what was an explosive Sunday for online MTT players! The poker veteran took down a guarantee-crushing 2,595-player field in the IOPC 14.0 weekend headliner, Spartan Poker’s ₹2 Crores GTD IOPC #31 Blaze, to collect an online-best ₹34.46 Lakhs (won ₹35.28 Lakhs overall) and the IOPC gold badge.

Dhaval Mudgal
Dhaval Mudgal

 

The first-ever WPT Vietnam Main Event champion, Mudgal, posted a whopping ₹36.81 Lakhs in Sunday earnings on the back of eight deep runs, pulling ahead into an early lead on the weekly leaderboard.

His top Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 Blaze for ₹35,27,539 (overall) (his first title of 2023)

> 11th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #29 Sunday High for ₹1,41,040

> 34th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS Championship for ₹27,394

> 65th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime for ₹25,346

Dhaval Mudgal’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.87 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.97 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1 | IOPC Titles Won: #1

Sandy ‘ZIIGMUND’ Lamba collected an equally commendable ₹21.18 Lakhs from his runner-up finish in IOPC #31 Blaze. He locked in a mammoth ₹22.50 Lakhs from three deep runs, storming past ₹1 Crore in online profits.

Sandy Lamba
Sandy Lamba

 

His Sunday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 Blaze for ₹21,17,520

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#21 BSS SuperStack for ₹1,21,053

> 15th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special for ₹11,174

Sandy Lamba’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.83 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.11 Crores

Apratim ‘checm@te’ Sharma (3rd for ₹13.23 Lakhs), Dhruva ‘elder_flower’ Kalra (5th for ₹6.23 Lakhs), Ram ‘dharatal’ Mohan Sharma (6th for ₹5.96 Lakhs) and Rohit ‘soulcrusher’ Mittal (7th for ₹4.15 Lakhs) were others who FT-ed the multi-flight IOPC #31 Blaze.

Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik (10th for ₹2.19 Lakhs), Rubin ‘OMG_s1mple’ Labroo (11th for ₹2.19 Lakhs), 2022 POY, Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (12th for ₹1.94 Lakhs), Pranav ‘EatTheRude’ Bagai (14th for ₹1.89 Lakhs), Vaibhav ‘Nikka Zaildar’ Sharma (15th for ₹1.7 Lakhs), Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (16th for ₹1.49 Lakhs), Ankit ‘d00mtr00per’ Wadhawan (17th for ₹1.49 Lakhs), Siddharth ‘Sidddhu’ Mundada (19th for ₹1.29 Lakhs), and Arman ‘ThandaBloke’ Khan (20th for ₹1.29 Lakhs) were others making a top-20 finish in the weekend headliner.

Final Table Results

  1. Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal – ₹34,46,160
  2. Sandy ‘ZIIGMUND’ Lamba – ₹21,17,520
  3. Apratim ‘checm@te’ Sharma – ₹13,23,450
  4. jailakshmi – ₹8,30,400
  5. Dhruva ‘elder_flower’ Kalra – ₹6,22,800
  6. Ram ‘dharatal’ Mohan Sharma – ₹5,96,227
  7. Rohit ‘soulcrusher’ Mittal – ₹4,15,200
  8. Mau050 – ₹3,42,748

 

IOPC #28 Sunday Prime – ₹65 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 360

Re-entries – 116

Rebuys – 191

Prize Pool – ₹66,70,000

Places Paid – 71

A little over two weeks after winning The Summit, online reg Rishabh ‘radda’ Gupta trounced the 667-entry field (360 unique) in Spartan Poker’s ₹65 Lakhs GTD IOPC #28 Sunday Prime, bagging away his first IOPC title and the IOPC silver badge along with a career-best ₹12.17 Lakhs up top!

Rishabh Gupta
Rishabh Gupta

 

Gupta defeated ‘Whateveh’ heads-up in the 8 PM flagship – the latter banking ₹8.81 Lakhs in second place.

Gupta raked in a personal-best ₹13.39 Lakhs in Sunday winnings through four ITM finishes which include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime for ₹12,17,198

> 24th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 Blaze for 1,07,744

> 25th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #25 for 9,232

> 171st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #32 D’Lite for 4,868

Rishabh Gupta’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.69 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹42.79 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #2

The former AOPS Mini Main Event champion, Guneet ‘GeeKay’ Kwatra, raked in ₹7.69 Lakhs from three deep runs, which include:

Guneet Kwatra
Guneet Kwatra

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime for ₹5,80,957

> 9th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #29 Sunday High for ₹1,72,000

> 259th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#23 Game Changer for ₹16,000

Guneet Kwatra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.09 Crores

Poker commentator Akshay ‘AustralianAccountant’ Kapoor was another standout scorer with three FT finishes and ₹6.42 Lakhs in Sunday earnings on his scorecard.

Runner-up Akshay Kapoor
Runner-up Akshay Kapoor

 

His Sunday finishes include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime for ₹2,80,807

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹2,33,750

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 BSS MegaStack for ₹1,10,955

> 44th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹13,750

Akshay Kapoor’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.62 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹68.19 Lakhs

The ₹11,000 entry buy-in 8 PM IOPC flagship generated a guarantee-crushing ₹66.70 Lakhs prize pool and paid out 71 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Rishabh ‘radda’ Gupta – ₹12,17,198
  2. Whateveh – ₹8,81,184
  3. Guneet ‘GeeKay’ Kwatra – ₹5,80,957
  4. Snehil ‘snehil99’ Aggarwal – ₹4,57,562
  5. Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹3,59,513
  6. Akshay ‘AustralianAccountant’ Kapoor – ₹2,80,807
  7. Aditya ‘Ben K Rolle’ Singh – ₹2,11,439
  8. Sumit ‘Toin Coss’ Sapra – ₹1,47,407

 

IOPC #29 Sunday High (6-Max) – ₹50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹44,000

Entries – 87

Re-entries – 34

Rebuys – 51

Prize Pool – ₹68,80,000

Places Paid – 17

Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare is off to a firecracker start in India’s richest online poker festival – IOPC 14.0. Two days after shipping IOPC #14 High Roller for his sixth IOPC title, the two-time The Millionaire champion soared over a stacked 172-player field (87 unique) in Spartan Poker’s ₹50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #29 Sunday High, picking up IOPC title #7 (his second in the ongoing series) and ₹17.31 Lakhs in first-place prize money (his fifth seven-figure score)!

Aniket Waghmare
Aniket Waghmare

 

After an eight-place finish in IOPC #14 High Roller on Friday, Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer had another close brush to bagging his first title of the series in IOPC #29 Sunday High. The WSOP bracelet winner picked up a runner-up score of ₹11.70 Lakhs.

Abhinav Iyer
Abhinav Iyer

 

Last week’s leaderboard topper, Waghmare, lapped up almost ₹20.47 Lakhs last night from a cache of six deep runs, taking over the lead in the POY race and crossing ₹6 Crores in tracked online winnings.

His top Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #29 Sunday High for ₹17,31,008 (his third title this year)

> 29th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 Blaze for ₹1,62,758

> 13th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime for ₹82,708

Aniket Waghmare’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.06 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.46 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #3 | IOPC Titles Won: #7 | Moves to #1 in the 2023 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The 9 PM IOPC flagship collected a guarantee-shattering ₹68.80 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 17 players boarded the money bus.

Final Table Results

  1. Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare – ₹17,31,008
  2. Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer – ₹11,69,600
  3. Sahil ‘C.Dickens’ Chutani – ₹7,60,240
  4. Tarush ‘Tarush123’ Gupta – ₹6,29,520
  5. SnakeBabu – ₹5,07,744
  6. Eku 24 – ₹4,00,416

 

IOPC #32 D’Lite Day 2 – ₹30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 2,967

Re-entries – 494

Rebuys – 1,877

Survivors – 517 (368)

Prize Pool – ₹32,02,800

Places Paid – 515

Spartan Poker loyalist Pratik ‘PK_Kk’ Kumbharjuvekar triumphed over a colossal 5,338-entry field (2,967 unique) in the multi-flight ₹30 Lakhs GTD IOPC #32 D’Lite, bagging away his first title on the site for a career-best ₹3.89 Lakhs and the IOPC silver badge. He struck a three-way deal with Dayanand ‘Uriel’ Prass (2nd for ₹2.97 Lakhs) and ‘Takla1’ (3rd for ₹2.60 Lakhs).

Pratik Kumvarjuvekar
Pratik Kumvarjuvekar

 

Pratik Kumbharjuvekar’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹7.27 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹4.40 Lakhs | Titles Won: #1

The ₹660 entry buy-in multi-flight tourney generated a prize pool worth ₹32.03 Lakhs, and 515 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Pratik ‘PK_Kk’ Kumbharjuvekar – ₹3,89,227*
  2. Dayanand ‘Uriel’ Prass – ₹2,97,280*
  3. Takla1 – ₹2,60,240*
  4. AREWEALIENS – ₹1,38,169
  5. sonju – ₹1,05,692
  6. Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar – ₹85,194
  7. EitherWay – ₹67,259
  8. Tapan ‘tweedu_taps’ Mansotra – ₹51,245

*denotes a three-way deal

 

IOPC #30 Sunday Spotlight – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 400

Re-entries – 102

Re-buys – 274

Prize Pool – ₹27,16,000

Places Paid – 71

Last year`s FTS March 2022 – Supreme champion Deepak ‘Optimist’ Singh stormed past a 776-entry field (400 unique) in Spartan Poker’s ₹25 Lakhs IOPC #30 Sunday Spotlight, picking up his second career IOPC title for ₹5.24 Lakhs (his best score of 2023 yet) and his first IOPC silver badge. The lawyer-turned-poker-pro Ram ‘Chill.Jam.Pray’ Kakkar pocketed ₹3.30 Lakhs as the runner-up!

Deepak Singh
Deepak Singh

 

Deepak Singh made eight ITM runs yesterday, collectively banking ₹6.05 Lakhs, crossing ₹4 Crores in tracked online winnings.

His top Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #30 Sunday Spotlight for ₹5,24,188

> 35th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime for ₹33,350

> 127th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 Blaze for ₹20,345

> 355th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#23 Game Changer for ₹12,000

Deepak Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.02 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹99.06 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The 9:30 PM IOPC marquee pooled in ₹27.16 Lakhs in the prize pool, with the top 71 places making the payouts list.

Final Table Results

  1. Deepak ‘Optimist’ Singh – ₹5,24,188
  2. Ram ‘Chill.Jam.Pray’ Kakkar – ₹3,30,266
  3. Ujjwal ‘$hitreg’ Narwal – ₹2,36,564
  4. Vishal ‘SimSlave’ Bajaj – ₹1,86,318
  5. Pocket Rockets – ₹1,46,392
  6. Pranav ‘R_U_SUAR’ Khandalkar – ₹1,14,344
  7. Gursimrann ‘f00l4u’ Brar – ₹86,097
  8. Rajneesh ‘samkap’ Thakur – ₹60,024

 

IOPC #33 – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 592

Re-entries – 157

Rebuys – 344

Prize Pool – ₹10,93,000

Places Paid – 111

Last week’s Sundowner champion Amol ‘Oustiner’ Nakhwa ransacked a vast 1,093-entry field in Spartan Poker`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC #33 to win ₹2.06 Lakhs (their second title of 2023).

Saturday’s PBC#17 Holdem Boost champion, Siddharth ’cooking_nuts’ Gangwar, almost bagged a second title on consecutive days, finishing runner-up for ₹1.26 Lakhs – won ₹2.90 Lakhs across seven deep runs.

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar

 

The former The Elite runner-up finisher, Nakhwa, accumulated ₹2.20 Lakhs in Sunday earnings as they also scored in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #30 Sunday Spotlight (37th for ₹13,580).

Amol Nakhwa’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹24.93 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #2

Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma had a terrific Sunday outing with three FT scores and ₹4.72 Lakhs in total winnings from the following:

Kanchan Sharma
Kanchan Sharma

 

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹1,98,825

> 45th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 Blaze for ₹86,154

> 23rd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#23 Game Changer for ₹70,000

> 8th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹56,250

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #33 for ₹40,332

> 22nd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 BSS MEGASTACK for ₹14,625

> 49th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special for ₹6,250

Kanchan Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.75 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.37 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The ₹1,100 entry buy-in IOPC #33 had 1,093 hopefuls vying for a share of the ₹10.93 Lakhs prize pool, and 111 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Amol ‘Oustiner’ Nakhwa – ₹2,06,468
  2. Siddharth ’cooking_nuts’ Gangwar – ₹1,25,804
  3. Vaibhav ‘Nikka Zaildar’ Sharma – ₹89,189
  4. MacMafia – ₹67,329
  5. Devil_Fish12 – ₹53,338
  6. Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma – ₹40,332
  7. Prince ‘driller’ Kumar – ₹28,965
  8. Fishheehun – ₹19,783

 

IOPC #25 – ₹9 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 214

Re-entries – 45

Rebuys – 212

Prize Pool – ₹9,42,000

Places Paid – 31

Well-known circuit pro Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B had an eventful Sunday run, netting ₹3.90 Lakhs across eight ITM finishes. Improving upon his runner-up finish in last week`s Destiny26.0, Vinay B went the distance in Spartan Poker’s ₹9 Lakhs GTD IOPC #25, overcoming a 471-player field (214 unique) to win ₹1.67 Lakhs and his first IOPC silver badge.

Vinay B
Vinay B

 

Vinay B struck a heads-up deal in the 2 PM IOPC marquee with site-reg ‘MagicMan13’ (2nd for ₹1.64 Lakhs).

Vinay B’s top Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #25 for ₹1,67,421 (his second IOPC title)

> 46th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#23 Game Changer for ₹56,000

> 53rd in Spartan poker’s IOPC #31 – Blaze for ₹55,014

> 21st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime for ₹50,692

Vinay B’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.78 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.31 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #2

Rising Star Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh (3rd for ₹94,577), Harsh ‘Chiraunjilal Khosla’ Bubna (4th for ₹76,679), Saransh ‘TerrorGandhi$’ Garg (7th for ₹33,629), and Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra (8th for ₹24,586) were the other well-known regs who FT-ed the 2 PM IOPC #25.

The ₹2,200 entry buy-in IOPC #25 generated a guarantee-crushing ₹9.42 Lakhs prize pool, and the last 31 players standing took a bite out of it.

Final Table Results

  1. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B – ₹1,67,421*
  2. MagicMan13 – ₹1,63,972*
  3. Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh – ₹94,577
  4. Harsh ‘Chiraunjilal Khosla’ Bubna – ₹76,679
  5. Blunder Master – ₹58,683
  6. Quetzalcoatl – ₹46,064
  7. Saransh ‘TerrorGandhi$’ Garg – ₹33,629
  8. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – ₹24,586

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Mahesh ‘mariokart’ Shyamsundar (Won 7.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #26 Triple Chance for 1.99 Lakhs), Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal (Won 4 Lakhs GTD IOPC #27 PLO6 Card for 1.08 Lakhs), and Shreyas ‘Mantri97’ Mantri (Won 4.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #24 for 1.03 Lakhs) won the other IOPC titles on Sunday.

 

IOPC January 2023 Leaderboard Standings After Day 4

Just four days into the guarantee-crushing series, Chandigarh-based pro Arjanveer Singh Chadha (5,572 points) continues to lead the charge on the ₹1.50 Crores GTD IOPC leaderboard, holding the top position for the second day in a row!

Trailing Chadha is the user ‘p@tience7744’ (5,298 points) at #2. Vinay Rajpal won the IOPC #27 PLO6 Card yesterday and made deep runs in another six IOPC marquees to storm to #3 in the leaderboard rankings.

RankPlayerPoints
1Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha5,572
2p@tience77445,298
3Vinay 'vinay0902' Rajpal5,043
4Anuj 'br0ckLesnar95' Yadav4,631
5Samay Singh 'Limitless' Modi4,514
6Saransh 'TerrorGandhi$' Garg4,257
7Prakash 'Robin Van Charsi' Gupta3,906
8Parag 'persie' Shah3,944
9Bhanu Prakash 'MafiaGaming' KC3,848
10Blunder Master1,984

 

‘Yadavbomber777’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem PKO for 19,985), and ‘obtuse1’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Chip Up – Triple Chance for 16,777) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The third edition of PokerBaazi Classics played down to a rousing close on Sunday, with the series’ biggest draw, PBC#23 Game Changer, crowning a champion.

PBC#23 Game Changer – ₹2 Crore GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 2,530

Re-entries – 1,259

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000,000

Places Paid – 483

Anant ‘Pro_Pro’ Purohit was another seasoned veteran (alongside Dhaval Mudgal) making away with a fat Sunday paycheque and his first title of the year. He hit the homerun in PokerBaazi’s ₹2 Crores GTD PBC#23 Game Changer on the last day of the PokerBaazi Classics, taming a 3,789-player to collect a site-best ₹25.70 Lakhs (his second-best online score) – becoming the 7th player to win the prestigious title.

Anant Purohit
Anant Purohit

 

Purohit posted over ₹26.12 Lakhs in Sunday earnings across four deep runs, making a grand entry into the elite “₹10 Crore Club” and crossing ₹4 Crores in online profits.

Anant Purohit’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.04 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Gunisha ‘obimikel’ Sinha, the better half of the winningest player in the country, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, almost became a Game Changer champion – one of the few titles even her superstar husband hasn’t won. She lost the heads-up match to Purohit, netting a cool ₹17.10 Lakhs in second place (her first-even seven-figure score)!

Gunisha Sinha
Gunisha Sinha

 

Gunisha Sinha’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹22.32 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹18.67 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Anmol ‘DapperDogWalker’ Kataria (6th for ₹5 Lakhs), first-ever IOPC – The Crown champion Harshit ‘Harshit114’ Sanghi (7th for ₹4 Lakhs), and yesterday’s BSS Monsterstack winner Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani (8th for ₹3 Lakhs) were others who FT-ed the ₹2 Crores GTD PBC#23 Game Changer.

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in flagship ran five starting flights and ended up filling in a landslide ₹10.55 Lakhs in overlays. The top 483 finishers got a share of the ₹2 Crores guaranteed prize money.

Final Table Results

  1. Anant ‘Pro_Pro’ Purohit – ₹25,70,000
  2. Gunisha ‘obimikel’ Sinha – ₹17,10,000
  3. letsplaypoker10 – ₹13,10,000
  4. Mr.XOXO – ₹9,10,000
  5. tipnik74 – ₹7,10,000
  6. Anmol ‘DapperDogWalker’ Kataria – ₹5,00,000
  7. Harshit ‘Harshit114’ Sanghi – ₹4,00,000
  8. Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani – ₹3,00,000

 

PBC#21 BSS Superstack – ₹50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 597

Re-entries – 584

Prize Pool – ₹59,05,000

Places Paid – 148

The second headliner tournament on the last day of the PokerBaazi Classics, ₹50 Lakhs GTD PBC#21 BSS Superstack, saw the first-ever BTS Main Event champion Samyak ‘stonedurrr’ Sethi overcoming the guarantee-crushing 1,181-player field (597 unique) to win ₹7.27 Lakhs (his second-best online score). Vishal ‘Darky’ Ojha added ₹4.43 Lakhs in second place.

Samyak Sethi
Samyak Sethi

 

Sethi made another two ITM runs, filling in ₹7.72 Lakhs overall – his best score yet in 2023. His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s PBC#21 BSS Superstack for ₹7,27,496

> 55th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime for ₹28,681

> 249th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#23 Game Changer for ₹16,000

Samyak Sethi’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹32.31 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (3rd for ₹3.54 Lakhs), Rohan ‘RTJam’ Thomas John (4th for ₹2.85 Lakhs), Himanshu ‘Himanshu0707’ Gupta (5th for ₹2.26 Lakhs), Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot (6th for ₹1.69 Lakhs), last night`s IOPC #31 Blaze runner-up finisher Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba (7th for ₹1.21 Lakhs), and Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli (8th for ₹88,575) round out the FT in the PBC#21 BSS Superstack!

The BSS Superstack ran from 7 PM to 5:16 AM, with the top 148 finishers earning a share from the ₹59.05 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Samyak ‘stonedurrr’ Sethi – ₹7,27,496
  2. Vishal ‘Darky’ Ojha – ₹4,42,875
  3. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹3,54,300
  4. Rohan ‘RTJam’ Thomas John – ₹2,85,212
  5. Himanshu ‘Himanshu0707’ Gupta – ₹2,26,162
  6. Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot – ₹1,69,474
  7. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – ₹1,21,053
  8. Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli – ₹88,575

 

(7-Max) BSS Championship – ₹35 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 242

Re-Entries – 245

Prize Pool – ₹36,52,500

Places Paid – 49

The former The Prestige winner Suraj ‘MR8BEAST’ N Yadav, playing like his online moniker, beasted out four deep finishes (including a title victory) last night for a Sunday haul worth ₹6.18 Lakhs. He most notably shipped PokerBaazi’s ₹35 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) BSS Championship for a site-best ₹5.27 Lakhs (his third title of 2023), crossing ₹2.50 Crores in tracked online winnings.

Suraj N Yadav
Suraj N Yadav

 

Yadav’s Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS Championship for a site-best ₹5,26,572* (heads-up deal)

> 79th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 – Blaze for ₹54,391

> 18th in Adda52 Millions for ₹26,250

> 66th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #30 Sunday Spotlight for ₹10,321

Suraj N Yadav’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.52 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.24 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #3

Mohit ‘coldplay12’ Chopra converted a ₹825 satellite buy-in into a runner-up payday worth a career-best ₹5.08 Lakhs in the BSS Championship after striking a heads-up deal with Yadav. He also cashed PokerBaazi’s PBC#23 Game Changer (297th for ₹12,000), adding ₹5.20 Lakhs to his Sunday tally.

Mohit Chopra’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹27.46 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹6.34 Lakhs

The ₹8,250 entry buy-in (7-Max) BSS Championship posted ₹36.52 Lakhs in the prize pool on the back of 487 registrations. Only 49 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Suraj ‘MR8BEAST’ N Yadav – ₹5,26,572*
  2. Mohit ‘coldplay12’ Chopra – ₹5,08,182*
  3. Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo – ₹3,20,690
  4. Honey ‘ho9ey’ Bijlani – ₹2,53,849
  5. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – ₹2,11,115
  6. Gurpal ‘roothless’ Singh – ₹1,72,398
  7. bigfish21 – ₹1,36,604
  8. Nishant ‘rektace’ Kumar – ₹1,04,096

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

BSS HighRoller – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 145

Re-Entries – 130

Prize Pool – ₹27,50,000

Places Paid – 35

The Game Changer 5.0 champion Sonu ‘sonushejpal’ Shejpal had a terrific Sunday session with ₹4.92 Lakhs in total winnings. He got his biggest break in PokerBaazi`s ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS HighRoller, winning the 8:30 PM tourney for ₹4.48 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja (2nd for ₹3.50 Lakhs).

Sonu Shejpal
Sonu Shejpal

 

Sonu Shejpal’s Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹4,47,643

> 68th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#23 Game Changer for ₹44,000

Sonu Shejpal’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹56.30 Lakhs| Site Profits: ₹28.07 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Poker commentator Akshay ‘CallmeAK’ Kapoor ITM-ed four Sunday tournaments – making the FT in three of them – packing in ₹6.42 Lakhs overall.

Akshay Kapoor
Akshay Kapoor

 

His Sunday finishes include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime for ₹2,80,807

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹2,33,750

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 BSS Megastack for ₹1,10,955

> 44th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹13,750

Akshay Kapoor’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.62 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹68.19 Lakhs

The ₹11,000 entry buy-in BSS HighRoller collected a guarantee-crushing ₹27.50 Lakhs in the prize pool (over 1.37X the listed guarantee) and paid out 35 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Sonu ‘sonushejpal’ Shejpal – ₹4,47,643*
  2. Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja – ₹3,49,582*
  3. royalking7424 – ₹2,77,750
  4. Akshay ‘CallmeAK’ Kapoor – ₹2,33,750
  5. Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma – ₹1,98,825
  6. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹1,64,450

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

PBC#22 BSS MegaStack ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 353

Re-entries – 297

Prize Pool – ₹19,50,000

Places Paid – 70

Siddharth ‘CARDashian66’ Kadel scored the winning touchdown in PokerBaazi’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD PBC#22 BSS MegaStack, shipping one of the three PokerBaazi Classics marquees on the last day of the series for his maiden title of the year and ₹2.61 Lakhs in prize money – he added ₹3.80 Lakhs across seven deep runs.

Siddharth Kadel
Siddharth Kadel

 

Siddharth Kadel’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.40 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹33.02 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The Winter Series-26 [6-Max, Deep] champion, Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma, pocketed ₹2.33 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal! Sharma lapped up over ₹5.06 Lakhs across six deep runs last night, which include:

Ashit Sharma
Ashit Sharma

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 BSS Megastack for ₹2,32,513

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹1,30,625

> 9th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #30 Sunday Spotlight for ₹47,530

> 85th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#23 Game Changer for ₹44,000

> 170th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 Blaze for ₹33,216

> 67th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#21 BSS SuperStack for ₹17,715

Ashit Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.22 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.39 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #2

The ₹3,300 entry buy-in PBC#22 BSS MegaStack created a whopping ₹19.50 Lakhs prize pool on the back of a guarantee-crushing 650-player starting field. The top 70 finishers landed in the money.

Final Table Results

  1. Siddharth ‘CARDashian66’ Kadel – ₹2,61,000*
  2. Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma – ₹2,33,000*
  3. Rishabh ‘rgeader’ Gupta – ₹1,45,000
  4. Akshay ‘CallmeAK’ Kapoor – ₹1,11,000
  5. Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora – ₹89,500
  6. Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth – ₹68,250
  7. Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor – ₹47,770
  8. Gotiyaa – ₹39,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

BSS Value Boost – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 339

Re-entries – 285

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 113

The user ‘intervntion’ (anonymity requested) came out on the top of the 624-player field (339 unique) in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD BSS Value Boost, winning the 6:30 PM Sunday marquee for ₹1.27 Lakhs (heads-up deal).

Satellite qualifier Unnikrishnan ‘TigerGemini1974’ Nair converted a ₹165 satellite investment into a runner-up payday worth ₹1.24 Lakhs, courtesy of the two-way deal.

Unnikrishnan Nair
Unnikrishnan Nair

 

Unnikrishnan Nair reeled in ₹1.80 Lakhs in Sunday winnings from three deep runs, which include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS Value Boost for ₹1,24,000

> 63rd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#23 Game Changer for ₹44,000

> 52nd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#22 BSS Megastack for ₹11,700

Kritarth ‘AgentJack’ Pant (3rd for ₹85,000), Sagar ‘BustedAA’ Raj (4th for ₹55,000), Farookh ‘luckyfa’ Thangkhiew (7th for ₹20,600), and Ravinder ‘Ravikirti’ Singh (8th for ₹16,900) picked up FT scores in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD BSS Value Boost.

The ₹1,650 entry buy-in event registered an overlay shortfall of ₹64,000, and the top 113 finishes benefited from the value on offer.

Final Table Results

  1. intervntion – ₹1,27,000*
  2. Unnikrishnan ‘TigerGemini1974’ Nair – ₹1,24,000*
  3. Kritarth ‘AgentJack’ Pant – ₹85,000
  4. Sagar ‘BustedAA’ Raj – ₹55,000
  5. DRK2B – ₹41,000
  6. RockingstarYash – ₹28,400
  7. Farookh ‘luckyfa’ Thangkhiew – ₹20,600
  8. Ravinder ‘Ravikirti’ Singh – ₹16,900

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

MPL Poker

Big Bucks Sunday – 1 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – 275

Entries – 380

Prize Pool – 1,00,000

Places Paid – 85

Aditya ‘basketkid271108’ Bansal took down the 1 Lakh GTD Big Bucks Sunday for 20,000 in cash prize, while Aakash ‘aakashii06’ Shakya finished runner-up for 11,500.

Final Table Results

  1. Aditya ‘basketkid271108’ Bansal – 20,000
  2. Aakash ‘aakashii06’ Shakya – 11,500
  3. Mohd. ‘khan00086’ Hasem – 6,200
  4. Dolly ‘dollrohi’ Kumari – 5,000
  5. Ranjita ‘rock4877773’ Sardar – 4,000
  6. Roop ‘roopkishor134’ Kishor Prajapati – 3,000
  7. Shashank ‘champ6005841’ Sengar – 2,500
  8. Aarush ‘quickgenre47133’ Chaudhary – 2,100

 

 

Pocket52

‘Mention’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch for 33,000), ‘user1669731329’ (Won 75K GTD Pocket Soda for 17,250), ‘shershaah’ (Won 75K GTD Pocket Snacks for 15,750), and ‘user1670503057’ (Won 60K GTD Pocket Squares for 13,200) won the other Pocket52 marquees on Sunday.

 

PokerStars India

Sunday Special [8-Max, PKO] – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 174

Re-entries – 148

Regular Prize Pool – ₹8,05,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹8,05,000

Total Prize Pool – ₹16,10,000

Places Paid – 39

The former IOPC The Crown finalist, Adithya ‘RloxRenfield1’ N G, returned to the winner’s circle with a dominating run over the 322-entry field (174 unique) in PokerStars India’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special [8-Max, PKO] to collect ₹2.92 Lakhs (his second title of 2023) – adding ₹3.89 Lakhs across five deep runs.

Adithya N G
Adithya N G

 

Adithya N G’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.60 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹29.90 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #2

The Sunday Special runner-up finisher, Abhimanyu ‘fraudscheme’ Mittal, managed another FT finish in Adda52 Millions! He locked in ₹4.05 Lakhs across five deep runs, which include:

Abhimanyu Mittal
Abhimanyu Mittal

 

> 4th in Adda52 Millions for ₹2,12,500

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special [8-Max, PKO] for ₹1,43,588

> 133rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 Blaze for ₹36,953

> 378th in PokerBaazi’s PBC #23 Game Changer for ₹10,000

> 309th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC D’Lite for ₹1,954

Abhimanyu Mittal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.78 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.52 Crores

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in Sunday Special attracted 322 hopefuls, generating a guarantee-crushing ₹16.10 Lakhs prize pool. The top 39 places got paid.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Adithya ‘RloxRenfield1’ N G – ₹2,91,969
  2. Abhimanyu ‘fraudscheme’ Mittal – ₹1,43,588
  3. kenpachipoker – ₹108,773
  4. Anand ‘easywithducks’ Babu Pallikona – ₹132,398
  5. Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain – ₹101,054
  6. bambyboo88 – ₹67,017
  7. Mohammad ‘Bund_Blaster’ Azhar – ₹33,674
  8. Sahil ‘inaboobham’ Mahboobani – ₹27,580
  9. leperfoot – ₹25,821

 

Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush for ₹48,168), ‘$00$th$ayer’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Sunday Storm for ₹28,984), ‘whitebill9352’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for ₹26,221), Manish ‘manish jangid’ Jangid (Won ₹50K GTD Super Stack PKO 8-Max for ₹15,418), and ‘pokerguru568’ (Won ₹50K GTD Bounty Adrenaline for ₹10,269) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Adda52 Millions – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 149

Re-entries – 100

Prize Pool – 25,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Last year’s Galactic Series-82 [MAIN EVENT] champion, Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh (opted out of our tracking), closed out a smashing Sunday run with two FT finishes and at least 8.61 Lakhs in total winnings. He most prominently crushed the 249-player field (149 unique) in the 25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions, winning the Sunday headliner for the first title (also his first title of 2023) for 6.50 Lakhs.

Aditya Singh
Aditya Singh

 

Singh also FT-ed Spartan Poker`s IOPC #28 Sunday Prime (7th for 2.11 Lakhs).

Himanshu ‘himanshu_s’ Sehgal scored a site-best 3.88 Lakhs (his first score of 2023) for his runner-up finish in the Adda52 Millions and made another deep run in the Sunday Showdown (34th for 9,577), netting 3.97 Lakhs overall.

Himanshu Sehgal’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 61.61 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 12.13 Lakhs

Young Gun Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi (4th for 2.91 Lakhs), Sunday Special [8-Max, PKO] runner-up finisher Abhimanyu ‘PsychoDrama’ Mittal (4th for 2.13 Lakhs), and Young Gun Neel ‘neeljoshi23’ Joshi (6th for 1.06 Lakhs) were other top regs to make the 6-max Adda52 Millions FT.

The 11,000 entry buy-in Sunday headliner fell one entry short of its 250-player guarantee, and the top 27 finishers dug into the prize money.

Final Table Results

  1. Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh – 6,50,000
  2. Himanshu ‘himanshu_s’ Sehgal – 3,87,500
  3. Shardul ‘vamos96’ Parthasarathi – 2,91,250
  4. Abhimanyu ‘PsychoDrama’ Mittal – 2,12,500
  5. picollo1996 – 1,43,750
  6. Neel ‘neeljoshi23’ Joshi 1,06,250

 

Mega Suits – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 254

Re-entries – 230

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 49

Areyann ‘paisenikalbc’ Gurbaxani had a fantastic Sunday outing. Following up on his victory run in Eliminator last week, the upcoming poker pro toppled the 484-player field in Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Mega Suits, shipping the 7.30 PM Sunday flagship for the first time for ₹5.12 Lakhs.

Areyann Gurbaxani
Areyann Gurbaxani

 

Varun ‘slayer1235’ Bansal pocketed a personal-best ₹4.63 Lakhs as the runner-up, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Gurbaxani fired up at least five deep runs yesterday, accumulating over ₹5.77 Lakhs. His top finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹5,11,685

> 72nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 – Blaze for ₹36,745

> 144th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#21 BSS Superstack for ₹10,629

Areyann Gurbaxani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.66 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹69.61 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #2

The star-studded 8-max Mega Suits FT featured Varun ‘VarunnG’ Gaala (3rd for ₹2.50 Lakhs), Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani (6th for ₹87,500), IOPC #28 Sunday Prime finalist, Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra (7th for ₹68,750), and Young Gun Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma (8th for ₹56,250).

Sahil Mahboobani FT-ed two Sunday marquees, cashing another three on the side for a total take-home worth ₹2.32 Lakh.

Sahil Mahboobani
Sahil Mahboobani

 

His Sunday finishes include:

> 6th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹87,500

> 70th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #31 Blaze for ₹73,490

> 8th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special [8-Max, PKO] for ₹27,580

Sahil Mahboobani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.45 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.87 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Final Table Results

  1. Areyann ‘paisenikalbc’ Gurbaxani – ₹5,11,685*
  2. Varun ‘slayer1235’ Bansal – ₹4,63,315*
  3. Varun ‘VarunnG’ Gaala – ₹2,50,000
  4. peaceyo – ₹1,87,500
  5. ChupaRustam2901 – ₹1,25,000
  6. Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani – ₹87,500
  7. Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra – ₹68,750
  8. Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma – ₹56,250

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Sunday Showdown – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 206

Re-entries – 135

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 36

Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra had several deep finishes in Adda52’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showdown to his name. And he finally took down the 6 PM Sunday marquee last night after outlasting a 341-player field to collect ₹1.56 Lakhs.

Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra

 

Arjun ‘ArjunThala’ Baskaran (2nd for ₹1.46 Lakhs) and Pratik ‘manjer24’ Manjrekar (3rd for ₹1.45 Lakhs) made away with profitable payouts on the podium, courtesy of a three-way deal.

Karan Malhotra added almost ₹2.25 Lakhs from six ITM finishes yesterday. His top Sunday scores include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹1,56,141

> 111st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #32 Blaze for ₹26,573

> 16th in Sparta Poker’s IOPC #30 Sunday Spotlight for ₹26,074

Karan Malhotra’s online stats (excluding Pocket52): Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.49 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹77.73 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #2

The ₹2,500 entry buy-in Sunday Showdown recorded an overlay shortfall of ₹2.33 Lakhs, and the top 36 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra – ₹1,56,141*
  2. Arjun ‘ArjunThala’ Baskaran – ₹1,45,875*
  3. Pratik ‘manjer24’ Manjrekar – ₹1,45,190*
  4. Aniruddha ‘Pocketaces69’ Joshi – ₹79,146
  5. UNKNOWN – ₹58,544
  6. Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain – ₹43,305
  7. UNKNOWN – ₹32,033
  8. Ncg99 – ₹23,69

*denotes a three-way deal

 

Ujjwal ‘fullfront’ Rana (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem Bash for ₹70,000), “meenajatin” (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Mega Suits Lite for ₹37,568), ‘vaibhav023’ (Won ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD Sunday Bounty for ₹15,527), ‘Royalgowda’ (Won ₹50K GTD Sunday Night PLO for ₹11,293), and ‘kaly13’ (Won the ₹20K GTD Midnight Bash for ₹7,272) won the other Sunday marquees on Adda52.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365’s Sunday mainstay, 1 Lakh GTD Big Bang, was taken down by ‘AAsKKs’ for a handsome 37,000. ‘ajay2009’ came second for 25,000.

 

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Daily Majors: Aniket Waghmare Chops IOPC #14 High Roller Title With Dhinesh Kumar; Arvind Halaharvi, Sanat Mehrotra & Ashish Munot Champion the Other Friday Flagships

If the opening day of Spartan Poker’s India Online Poker Championship 14th Edition was a blockbuster one, the Day 2 turnouts were even better. With the PokerBaazi Classics running in tandem, Friday was a fantastic start to the weekend!

The first of five IOPC High Rollers, Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC #14 High Roller, crowned a champion in IOPC crusher Aniket Waghmare! The first-ever IOPC MasterMind bagged away his sixth IOPC title, his third-best payout of ₹20.23 Lakhs, and the first of the six IOPC gold badges on offer in the series! He fired up another deep run in IOPC #13 Friday Prime (15th for ₹73,326), adding ₹20.96 Lakhs in Friday earnings.

Not to be outdone, December’s Legend Poker Series Main Event champion, Dhinesh Kumar, gave Waghmare a run for his money but eventually settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹20.07 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal. Kumar pocketed ₹20.57 Lakhs in Friday winnings.

Arvind Halaharvi came out on top in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #13 Friday Prime, winning the IOPC silver badge and the ₹11.76 Lakhs up top. Young Gun Arsh Grover missed out on the title, settling for a runner-up paycheque of ₹7.45 Lakhs (won ₹9.61 Lakhs overall), crossing ₹6 Crores in online profits!

Gopal Kumar Jha closed out his almost 21-month-long dry spell by shipping the IOPC #15 Friday Spotlight – Triple Chance, clinching his maiden IOPC title for a career-best ₹4.19 Lakhs and the IOPC silver badge. Areyann Gurbaxani came second for ₹2.36 Lakhs.

Ravinder Singh (Won IOPC #16 All Rounder – Deepstack for ₹2.25 Lakhs), Nandan Pugalia (Won IOPC #10 for ₹2.10 Lakhs), Rohan Kumar (Won IOPC #12 Deepstack for ₹1.89 Lakhs), Young Gun Karan Radia (Won IOPC #11 for ₹1.22 Lakhs), and ‘chips generator’ (Won IOPC #9 for ₹1.13 Lakhs) won the other IOPC titles on Friday.

Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra picked up his third title of the year in Adda52’s The Ballers, winning the Friday title for the second time and pocketing a winner’s paycheque worth ₹6.34 Lakhs. Saurabh Arora collected ₹3.84 Lakhs in second place.

The reigning Winter Series Main Event champion Ashish Munot emerged victorious in PokerBaazi’s PBC#15 Weekly HighRoller, walking away with his second title of the year and ₹6.13 Lakhs in prize money. He chopped the PokerBaazi Classics headliner heads-up with his good friend and former mentor, WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved (2nd for ₹6.08 Lakhs) (won ₹6.35 Lakhs overall).

Debneil Mukherjee was the last player standing in PokerStars India’s The Big Bash, taking home ₹2.40 Lakhs in first-place prize money. ‘theoldestkid’ (anonymity requested) collected the runner-up payday of ₹1.29 Lakhs.

Kishor Bhanushali, Clinton Tavares, Sandeep Varma RS, Raghav Ananth, Rahul Lillaney, and Rahul Thakur shipped the other Friday majors.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

IOPC #14 High Roller (6-Max) – ₹1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – ₹55,000

Entries – 107

Re-entries – 41

Rebuys – 46

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,00,000

Places Paid – 20

Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare has a terrific track record at the IOPC – his top two career finishes have come in past editions of the series! And the first IOPC MasterMind got his third top score yesterday after crushing a 195-entry field (107 unique) in the first eight-figure GTD tournament at IOPC 14.0, Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC #14 High Roller, picking up his sixth career IOPC title, the first-ever IOPC gold badge, and ₹20.23 Lakhs in prize money.

Aniket Waghmare
Aniket Waghmare

 

If that was not enough, the two-time The Millionaire champion, Waghmare, also ITM-ed the other IOPC headliner last night, IOPC #13 Friday Prime (15th for ₹73,326), and booked a Day 2 seat in IOPC Blaze, posting ₹20.96 Lakhs in Friday earnings.

Aniket Waghmare’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.85 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.29 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #3 | IOPC Titles Won: #6

Last month’s Legend Poker Series Main Event champion, Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar, chasing his maiden IOPC title, pocketed ₹20.07 Lakhs in second place (his third-best online score) courtesy of a heads-up deal. He fired another two deep runs and made Day 2 in IOPC Blaze, adding ₹20.57 Lakhs overall.

Dhinesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar

 

Dhinesh Kumar’s Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #14 High Roller for ₹20,07,254* (heads-up deal)

> 34th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#15 Weekly HighRoller for ₹32,325

> 29th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹17,759

Dhinesh Kumar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.64 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.63 Crores

The IOPC #5 Thursday Prime runner-up, Parag ‘Persie’ Shah, added ₹10.96 Lakhs in Friday earnings on the back of four deep runs, with his biggest score coming in the IOPC #14 High Roller (3rd for ₹10.75 Lakhs).

Parag Shah
Parag Shah

 

Parag Shah`s online stats (Spartan Poker and PokerBaazi): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.76 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹15.57 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #2 | Ranked #3 in the IOPC January 2023 Leaderboard Standings

Final Table Results

  1. Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare – ₹20,22,746*
  2. Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar – ₹20,07,254*
  3. Parag ‘Persie’ Shah – ₹10,75,000
  4. Omicron – ₹8,88,000
  5. Rohit ‘soulcrusher’ Mittal – ₹6,91,505
  6. TheDevilsHand – ₹5,59,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

IOPC #13 Friday Prime – ₹55 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 310

Re-entries – 75

Rebuys – 201

Prize Pool – ₹60,60,000

Places Paid – 55

Arvind ‘MysteriousWays’ Halaharvi was one of four players to land a seven-figure score yesterday. He worked his way around a guarantee-crushing 606-player field (310 unique) in the day`s second IOPC headliner, Spartan Poker’s ₹55 Lakhs GTD IOPC #13 Friday Prime, to win ₹11.76 Lakhs and the IOPC silver badge.

Arvind Halaharvi
Arvind Halaharvi

 

One of the top poker pros in the country, Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover, has been eyeing a title victory since November. However, despite his valiant efforts, Grover lost the Friday Prime title heads-up, raking in ₹7.45 Lakhs in second place.

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover

 

The #4 ranked player of 2022, Grover, accumulated almost ₹9.61 Lakhs across his scintillating Friday run, crossing ₹6 Crores in online profits! His Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in SpartanPoker’s IOPC #13 Friday Prime for ₹7,45,380

> 11th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #14 High Roller for ₹1,78,505

> 25th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#15 Weekly HighRoller for ₹34,480

> Won ₹2,500 in bounties in PokerStars India’s The Big Bash

Arsh Grover’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹13.09 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹6.03 Crores | IOPC Titles Won: #2 | Finished #4 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Thursday’s Godfather champion, Young Gun Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya, added a mouth-watering ₹9.58 Lakhs to his bankroll through two deep runs, which include:

Aayush Arya
Aayush Arya

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #13 Friday Prime for ₹5,38,734

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #14 High Roller for ₹4,19,000

Aayush Arya’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.34 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.74 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #2 | Finished #9 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Young Gun Shardul ‘fish2022’ Parthasarathi bagged nine scores, bringing in ₹5.12 Lakhs in Friday winnings, and made his deepest run last night in IOPC #13 Friday Prime (4th for ₹4.36 Lakhs).

Shardul Parthasarathi
Shardul Parthasarathi

 

Shardul Parthasarathi`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.67 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Utkarsh ‘Pokeriist’ Somaaieyaa converted a ₹880 satellite buy-in into a hefty ₹3.45 Lakhs payday by finishing fifth in IOPC #13 Friday Prime. He made another three deep runs, rallying up ₹3.64 Lakhs in Friday earnings.

Utkarsh Somaaieyaa
Utkarsh Somaaieyaa

 

Utkarsh Somaaieyaa’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹91.54 Lakhs | LIfetime Profits: ₹3.96 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Arvind ‘MysteriousWays’ Halaharvi – ₹11,75,640
  2. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover – ₹7,38,896
  3. Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya – ₹5,38,734
  4. Shardul ‘fish2022’ Parthasarathi – ₹4,35,714
  5. Utkarsh ‘Pokeriist’ Somaaieyaa – ₹3,44,814
  6. Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara – ₹2,58,944
  7. Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani – ₹1,97,556
  8. Chirag ‘chiruji’ Khanduja – ₹1,43,016

 

IOPC #15 Friday Spotlight – Triple Chance – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 1556 (902)

Rebuys – 1106

Prize Pool – ₹23,95,800

Places Paid – 231

The IOPC #1 Launch Party finalist, Gopal ‘pokkersstar’ Kumar Jha, might have slipped up his chance at clinching his maiden IOPC title in the IOPC 14.0 series-opener. But he earned his dues last night by powering through a vast 2,662-entry field (902 unique) in Spartan Poker’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD IOPC #15 Friday Spotlight – Triple Chance, winning the IOPC silver badge and a career-best ₹4.19 Lakhs, while climbing to #4 in the IOPC leaderboard rankings.

Gopal Kumar Jha
Gopal Kumar Jha

 

Jha went heads-to-head with rising poker talent Areyann ‘TheManiacInTheCircuit’ Gurbaxani, besting the latter to end an almost 21-month-long dry spell. Gurbaxani took home ₹2.36 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Areyann Gurbaxani
Areyann Gurbaxani

 

Gopal Kumar Jha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.86 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.17 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1 | Ranked #4 in the IOPC January 2023 Leaderboard Standings

Areyann Gurbaxani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.44 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹63.45 Lakhs

Wednesday’s Daily Night SPRINT, Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora, collected ₹1.10 Lakhs in Friday winnings on the back of six ITM finishes, and his best run came in IOPC #15 Friday Spotlight – Triple Chance (5th for ₹96,072).

Vaibhav Arora
Vaibhav Arora

 

Vaibhav Arora`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.70 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹45.54 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Prabhat ‘Hondrick’ Paliya pocketed ₹80,987 from deep runs in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #15 Friday Spotlight – Triple Chance (6th for ₹76,592) and PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT (31st for ₹4,395).

Prabhat Paliya
Prabhat Paliya

 

Prabhat Paliya`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.70 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹34.47 Lakhs

The 2022 POY, Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav, locked in at least ₹90,181 through two deep runs, charging to the top of the IOPC leaderboard standings.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

His Friday finishes include:

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #15 Friday Spotlight – Triple Chance for ₹55,701

> 28th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#15 Weekly HighRoller for ₹34,480

The 9:30 PM flagship generated a guarantee-crushing ₹23.96 Lakhs prize pool, and 231 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Gopal ‘pokkersstar’ Kumar Jha – ₹4,18,786
  2. Areyann ‘TheManiacInTheCircuit’ Gurbaxani – ₹2,36,226
  3. GKJAT – ₹1,66,508
  4. Ashkon Axel – ₹1,21,707
  5. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – ₹96,072
  6. Prabhat ‘Hondrick’ Paliya – ₹76,592
  7. Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹55,701
  8. MirchiSeth – ₹40,154

 

IOPC #16 All Rounder – Deepstack – ₹11 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 405

Re-entries – 109

Rebuys – 262

Prize Pool – ₹11,64,000

Places Paid – 71

After a Tuesday carnage that saw him winning three tournaments in one day, Ravinder ‘BROgoingPRO’ Sing returned to the winner’s circle again yesterday. This time, he parlayed a ₹385 satellite buy-in into his career-first IOPC title, clinching the IOPC silver badge in Spartan Poker’s ₹11 Lakhs GTD IOPC #16 All Rounder – Deepstack for ₹2.25 Lakhs (his fourth-best score on the site) and a seat in the ₹6 Lakhs GTD All Rounder SnG.

Ravinder Singh
Ravinder Singh

 

Singh defeated Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth (2nd for ₹1.61 Lakhs) heads-up en route to clinching his fifth title of 2023 and lapped up ₹2.46 Lakhs in Friday earnings from four deep runs (and one bounty), which include:

Peter Nazareth
Peter Nazareth

 

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #16 All Rounder – Deepstack for ₹2,24,652

> 23rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #10 for ₹9,612

> 15th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #9 R+A for ₹6,793

> 130rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #15 Friday Spotlight – Triple Chance for ₹2,921

> 15th in PokerBaazi’s Afternoon PLO-5 Boost for ₹2,129

Ravinder Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.46 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹44.79 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #5

Last night’s The Ballers third-place finisher, Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha, pocketed ₹4.46 Lakhs across six ITM runs, including a third-place finish worth ₹1.01 Lakhs in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #16 All Rounder – Deepstack.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

Arjanveer Singh Chadha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹13.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.58 Crores | Finished #3 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Dhawal ‘Stick3rz’ Lachhwani posted ₹93,202 in Friday’s earnings from deep runs in two IOPC marquees, which include:

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #16 All Rounder – Deepstack for ₹79,850

> 8th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #9 R+A for ₹13,352

Dhawal Lachhwani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹84.23 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹34.52 Lakhs

The 11 PM marquee registered 776 entries (405 unique), generating a guarantee-surpassing ₹11.64 Lakhs prize pool. The top 71 finishers crossed the money line.

Final Table Results

  1. Ravinder ‘BROgoingPRO’ Singh – ₹2,24,652
  2. Peter ‘Sigmund’ Nazareth – ₹1,61,237
  3. Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha – ₹1,01,384
  4. Dhawal ‘Stick3rz’ Lachhwani – ₹79,850
  5. $uperBaba2925 – ₹62,740
  6. O Monstro – ₹49,004
  7. Sanket ‘BANK$Y’ Arora – ₹36,899
  8. Sanket ‘Sanket1402’ Rajput – ₹25,724

 

IOPC #10 – ₹8.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 312

Re-entries – 88

Rebuys – 320

Prize Pool – ₹10,80,000

Places Paid – 55

The Friday grind brought a lot of firsts for Nandan ‘RageMonster’ Pugalia, who not only won his first title of the year but also his first-ever IOPC title after topping the 720-player field (312 unique) in Spartan Poker’s ₹8.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #10, bagging away the IOPC silver badge and ₹2.10 Lakhs! Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay finished one spot behind Pugalia for ₹1.33 Lakhs.

Ashwin Vijay
Ashwin Vijay

 

Pugalia had his best day yet on the domestic felts yesterday, as he ITM-ed six events, collectively banking ₹2.56 Lakhs.

His top Friday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #10 for ₹2,09,520

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s Daily Night SPRINT for ₹31,428

Nandan Pugalia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹56.87 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹15.13 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Pranav ‘R_U_SUAR’ Khandalkar made away with ₹84,959 on the back of five deep runs. His top finishes include:

Pranav Khandalkar
Pranav Khandalkar

 

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #10 for ₹47,304

> 10th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹24,133

Pranav Khandalkar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.43 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹87.14 Lakhs

Rudramani ‘rud1478’ Pokhrel (3rd for ₹96,012), Ramesh ‘Flimflam’ Tripathi (4th for ₹77,652), and Shreepad ‘SansuS’ Sansare (8th for ₹25,488) were others who FT-ed the 3 PM IOPC #10.

Final Table Results

  1. Nandan ‘RageMonster’ Pugalia – ₹2,09,520
  2. Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay – ₹1,32,840
  3. Rudramani ‘rud1478’ Pokhrel – ₹96,012
  4. Ramesh ‘Flimflam’ Tripathi – ₹77,652
  5. p@tience7744 – ₹61,452
  6. Pranav ‘R_U_SUAR’ Khandalkar – ₹47,304
  7. GoldGrinding – ₹35,208
  8. Shreepad ‘SansuS’ Sansare – ₹25,488

 

IOPC #12 Deepstack – 8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 493

Re-entries – 109

Rebuys – 384

Prize Pool – 9,86,000

Places Paid – 87

Last week’s Money Heist champion, Rohan ‘conquerorbhaiya’ Kumar, got his first taste of IOPC success yesterday! He trampled over the 986-player field (493 unique) in Spartan Poker’s 8 Lakhs GTD IOPC #12 Deepstack to win the IOPC silver badge and the 1.89 Lakhs up top. Anand ‘$treet$mart’ Babu Pallikona finished runner-up for 1.17 Lakhs.

Anandbabu Pallikona
Anandbabu Pallikona

 

Rohan Kumar added 2.02 Lakhs to his Spartan Poker wallet yesterday after making deep runs in three IOPC marquees, as follows:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #12 Deepstack for 1,88,819

> 21st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #16 All Rounder Deepstack for 8,846

> 100th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #15 Friday Spotlight – Triple Chance for 4,025

Rohan Kumar’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 9.78 Lakhs | Site Profits: 2.88 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #2

The 1,100 entry buy-in IOPC #12 Deepstack paid out the top 87 finishers a share from the 9.86 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Rohan ‘conquerorbhaiya’ Kumar – 1,88,819
  2. Anand ‘$treet$mart’ Babu Pallikona – 1,17,531
  3. Tarush ‘Tarush123’ Gupta – 84,105
  4. Joker144 – 65,076
  5. BiggBuLlll – 51,272
  6. Sameer ‘Hakuna matata’ Sharma – 40,130
  7. Laksh ‘b00mTilt23’ Pal Singh – 29,679
  8. Saransh ‘TerrorGandhi$’ Garg – 20,410

 

IOPC #11 – ₹5.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 362

Re-entries – 89

Re-buys – 343

Prize Pool – ₹6,35,200

Places Paid – 63

After maintaining an average of winning at least one tournament each week throughout 2022, the Delhi-based MTT crusher Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia is on track to repeat the same this year!

Karan Radia
Karan Radia

 

Shipping a marquee tournament for the second day in a row, Radia took down Spartan Poker’s ₹5.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #11 for ₹1.22 Lakhs and the IOPC silver badge (his fifth IOPC title since 2022). Making a close finish for the second day in a row, Kovid ‘Fzzfzz’ Saraswat collected ₹77,494 for a second-place finish.

Kovid Saraswat
Kovid Saraswat

 

Saraswat pocketed ₹87,464 last night from two deep runs, which include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #11 for ₹77,494

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹9,970

Kovid Saraswat’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.35 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹20.92 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The ₹880 entry buy-in IOPC #11 logged in 794 entries to create a guarantee-smashing ₹6.35 Lakhs prize pool, and 63 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – ₹1,22,090
  2. Kovid ‘Fzzfzz’ Saraswat – ₹77,494
  3. Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma – ₹55,580
  4. Somesh ‘JackNotMa’ Patel – ₹43,388
  5. mikeamiri – ₹34,618
  6. Kidwithin12 – ₹27,123
  7. Samay ‘Limitless’ Singh Modi – ₹20,390
  8. Arithmo – ₹14,483

 

IOPC #9 – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 429

Rebuys – 432

Add-ons – 115

Prize Pool – ₹5,85,000

Places Paid – 63

Spartan Poker user ‘chips generator’ came out trumps over the 976-player field in the first IOPC marquee on Friday, ₹5 Lakhs GTD IOPC #9, winning the 1 PM tourney for ₹1.13 Lakhs and the IOPC silver badge. ‘YourLastNightmare’ collected ₹71,443 in second place.

chip generator’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹1.56 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹74,849 | Titles Won: #2

Dhawal ‘Stick3rz’ Lachhwani added ₹93,202 to his online tally from two deep runs in IOPC marquees, which include:

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #16 All Rounder Deepstack for ₹79,850

> 8th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #9 for ₹13,352

Dhawal Lachhwani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹83.43 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹34.51 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. chips generator – ₹1,13,255
  2. YourLastNightmare – ₹71,443
  3. Ishaan ‘ip007’ Pandya – ₹51,240
  4. Jisan1234 – ₹40,699
  5. thekid2003 – ₹31,915
  6. Shahid3660 – ₹25,005
  7. The Basilisk – ₹18,798
  8. Dhawal ‘Stick3rz’ Lachhwani – ₹13,352

 

₹2 Crores GTD IOPC – Blaze – Day 1B

Day 1B: Entries – 209 | Re-entries – 46 | Rebuys – 132| Survivors – 48 | Chip Leader – ‘Bonnie_’ (287,582)

Combined: Entries – 437 | Re-entries – 98 |Rebuys – 258 | Survivors – 96 | Overall Chip Leader – Bhanu ‘MafiaGaming’ Prakash KC (340,558)

 

₹30 Lakhs GTD IOPC – D’Lite – Day 1C and 1D

> Day 1C: Entries – 243 | Re-entries – 35 |Rebuys – 201| Survivors – 43 | Chip Leader – Ashwani ‘ashwani0007’ Kumar (248,201)

> Day 1D: Entries – 301 | Re-entries – 55 | Rebuys – 190 | Survivors – 55 | Chip Leader – Dhaval ‘mahakal07’ Solanki (226,955)

> Combined: Entries – 1,186 | Re-entries – 176 | Rebuys – 870| Survivors – 197 | Overall Chip Leader – Dipin ‘dk1841’ Tamang (387,559)

 

IOPC January 2023 Leaderboard Standings After Day 2

Following intense tournament action on Day 2 of the IOPC that crowned eight winners, Young Gun Anuj Yadav (2,686 points) climbed two rungs to take up the top spot in the ₹1.50 Crores GTD IOPC leaderboard rankings. Yadav most notably finished seventh in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #15 Friday Spotlight – Triple Chance for ₹55,701.

Sitting at #2 in the standings in ‘p@tience7744’ (2,532 points), who posted four deep runs across Friday’s IOPC events, headlined by a fifth-place finish in IOPC #10 worth ₹59,914.

The IOPC #5 Thursday Prime runner-up finisher Parag Shah (2,532 points) continued his hot run in the ongoing series! He fired up an impressive third-place finish in the IOPC #13 High Roller worth a whopping ₹10.80 Lakhs. Still, with Yadav charging ahead, Shah slipped to #3 in the standings.

RankPlayerPoints
1Anuj 'br0ckLesnar95' Yadav2,686
2p@tience77442,532
3Parag 'Persie' Shah2,482
4Gopal 'pokkersstar' Kumar Jha2,353
5Saransh 'TerrorGandhi$' Garg2,193
6Prakash 'Robin Van Charsi' Gupta2,118
7Siddharth 'Haywire910' Sudhir2,098
8Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha1,995
9Abhishek 'letmewinplease' Sonu1,984
10Vinay 'vinay0902' Rajpal1,880

Rahul ‘Thakur615’ Thakur (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Holdem PKO for 30,556), ‘Meghraj08’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Chip Up – Triple Chance for 20,050), and ‘DEEPA48’ (Won 50K GTD The Centurion for 10,575) won the other titles on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerBaazi

PBC#15 Weekly HighRoller – ₹40 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 221

Re-entries – 210

Prize Pool – ₹43,10,000

Places Paid – 49

The PokerBaazi Classics headliner of the day, ₹40 Lakhs GTD PBC#15 Weekly HighRoller, played down to a clash between two titans. The reigning Winter Series – Main Event champion Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot (opted out of our tracking) scored a thumping victory over a star-studded 431-player field (221 unique) in the 8 PM flagship, bagging away his second title of the year for ₹6.13 Lakhs.

Ashish Munot
Ashish Munot

 

Munot’s good friend and former mentor, Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved, banked an equally impressive ₹6.08 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal. The WSOP bracelet winner made another ITM finish in PokerStars India’s The Big Bash [8-Max, PKO] (11th for ₹27,200), collectively adding ₹6.35 Lakhs.

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved

 

Kartik Ved’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.47 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.25 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1 | Annual Winnings: ₹19.43 Lakhs

Myron ‘priyankAAchoprAA’ Pereira (4th for ₹3 Lakhs), Chandan ‘Darkfish’ Arora (5th for ₹2.49 Lakhs), and Sparsh ‘sparsh1231’ Gupta (6th for ₹2.03 Lakhs) were others on the 6-max FT in the ₹40 Lakhs GTD PBC#15 Weekly HighRoller.

The ₹11,000 entry buy-in PBC#15 Weekly HighRoller collected a guarantee-crushing ₹43.10 Lakhs prize pool and paid out 49 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot – ₹6,13,173*
  2. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – ₹6,07,850*
  3. mamyam – ₹3,78,418
  4. Myron ‘priyankAAchoprAA’ Pereira – ₹2,99,545
  5. Chandan ‘Darkfish’ Arora – ₹2,49,118
  6. Sparsh ‘sparsh1231’ Gupta – ₹2,03,432

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 237

Re-entries – 157

Prize Pool – ₹13,79,000

Places Paid – 49

PokerBaazi user ‘Shivakripa,’ who has been active on the site for five months, scored their first top finish last night in the ₹12 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT. They outlasted the 394-entry field in the 9 PM headliner to collect a personal-best ₹1.97 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘Thakurji3017’ (2nd for a site-best ₹1.93 Lakhs).

Shivakripa’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹4.57 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹1.18 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The ENDBOSS 2020 finalist, Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani, added almost ₹1.26 Lakhs in Friday earnings across three deep runs (and a bounty), which include:

Aditya Kesharwani
Aditya Kesharwani

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1,21,076

> 74th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #12 Deepstack for ₹3,057

> 34th in Adda52’s The Ballers Lite for ₹1,915

Aditya Kesharwani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.68 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹72.59 Lakhs

The ₹3,850 entry buy-in (7-Max) SPRINT had 394 hopefuls vying for a share of the ₹13.79 Lakhs prize pool, and 49 players boarded the money bus.

Final Table Results

  1. Shivakripa – ₹1,97,418*
  2. Thakurji3017 – ₹1,93,253*
  3. Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani – ₹1,21,076
  4. Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee – ₹95,841
  5. Praveen ‘baroozgar’ Kumar – ₹79,706
  6. Advait ‘ExploitativeGTO’ Rajguru – ₹65,089
  7. Ritik ‘gargritik’ Garg – ₹51,575
  8. Dinesh ‘htc170209’ Kukreja – ₹39,302

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

PBC#14 Holdem Boost – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 501

Re-entries – 425

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 155

The user ‘khrawkupar’ fired up quite the run on PokerBaazi yesterday, banking ₹1.38 Lakhs from two top finishes. The unknown player emerged victorious over a 926-entry field (501 unique) in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD PBC#14 Holdem Boost, walking away with a site-best ₹1.13 Lakh.

Before taking down the 7:30 PM PBC title, the eventual champion struck a three-way deal with Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar (2nd for ₹1.08 Lakhs) and ‘snoodogg23’ (3rd for ₹1.06 Lakhs).

Earlier on Friday, ‘khrawkupar’ finished runner-up in the Daily Morning SPRINT for ₹24,835. khrawkupar’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹7.12 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹46,136 | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The cash registers went ringing for the G.O.A.T. 2022 finalist Vishal Kumar, who made away with over ₹1.55 Lakhs on PokerBaazi across four deep runs, which include:

Vishal Kumar
Vishal Kumar

 

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#14 Holdem Boost for ₹1,08,388* (three-way deal)

> 9th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹27,580

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s PLO-5 BOOST for ₹11,682

> 17th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹7,611

Vishal Kumar’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.31 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹66.26 Lakhs

The ₹1,100 entry buy-in PBC marquee registered a marginal ₹74,000 overlay shortfall, and the top 155 places benefitted from the value on offer.

Final Table Results

  1. khrawkupar – ₹1,12,953*
  2. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – ₹1,08,388*
  3. snoodogg23 – ₹1,06,058*
  4. Shadab ‘shadab076’ Siddiqui – ₹55,000
  5. Movieee – ₹38,000
  6. Neeraj ‘neerunj’ Sattawat – ₹26,500
  7. Daisy2307 – ₹18,900
  8. tanmay1818 – ₹14,100

*denotes a three-way deal

 

₹2 Crores GTD PBC#13 Game Changer – Qualifier 3

Qualifier 2: Entries – 480 | Re-entries – 224 | Survivors – 78 | Chip Leader – ‘clintontavares’ (454,000)

Combined Entries – 1,421 | Combined Re-entries – 618 | Combined Survivors – 231 | Overall Chip Leader – Avish ‘Thehorse7’ Sharma (571,000)

 

Kishor ‘greatper’ Bhanushali (Won ₹5 Lakhs GTD 7-Max Afternoon Boost for ₹94,122), Clinton ‘clintontavares’ Tavares (Won ₹5 Lakhs GTD 7-Max Daily SPRINT for ₹82,866), ‘potter7676’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for ₹54,170), ‘Jaigautam’ (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD PLO-5 BOOST for ₹45,480), ‘Marcopolo10’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹44,390), ‘udixi18’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Morning SPRINT for ₹34,270), ‘Heisenberg02’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD 7-Max SPRINT for ₹32,660), ‘nash007’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Afternoon PLO Boost for ₹27,280), ‘Shankarnarayan’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD 1 PM SPRINT for ₹25,609), and Shrvan ‘SSAScorpion’ Amlekar (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹23,010) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

MPL Poker

Full Stack Friday – ₹1 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 439

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 100

MPL Poker user ‘fastrace3359718’ nailed the ₹1 Lakh GTD Full Stack Friday for ₹21,950, just as ‘samir_pawar’ came second for ₹12,621.

Final Table Results

  1. fastrace3359718 – ₹21,949
  2. samir_pawar – ₹12,621
  3. lady0148030 – ₹6,804
  4. livestar770412 – ₹5,487
  5. aakashii06 – ₹4,390
  6. rahul00980041 – ₹3,292
  7. kk13qq12 – ₹2,743
  8. travelblast1310 – ₹2,304

 

 

Pocket52

Pocket Queens – ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,000

Entries – 154

Re-entries – 137

Prize Pool – ₹7,50,000

Places Paid – 49

The Pocket52-hosted Friday showstopper, ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Queens, brought in 284 runners, and the user ‘molla_c4U3aQ7Fwb’ outlasted them all to grab the lion’s share of ₹1.35 Lakhs. ‘Mixon’ finished runner-up for ₹97,500.

Final Table Results

  1. molla_c4U3aQ7Fwb – ₹1,35,000
  2. Mixon – ₹97,500
  3. fishyvishy – ₹67,500
  4. enormous_cubone18_22649015 – ₹48,750
  5. Sam_PEDbKBtEzK – ₹35,250
  6. user1664966032 – ₹30,000

 

‘kashvishah’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch for ₹31,500), ‘user1646580655’ (Won ₹75K GTD Pocket Snacks for ₹16,500), ‘762791_BIHgkvEDGa’ (Won ₹75K GTD Pocket Soda for ₹15,750), and ‘shyam44’ (Won ₹60K GTD Pocket Squares for ₹13,800) won the other Pocket52 marquees on Tuesday.

 

PokerStars India

The Big Bash [8-Max, PKO] – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 122

Re-entries – 91

Regular Prize Pool – ₹5,32,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹5,32,500

Total Prize Pool – ₹10,65,000

Places Paid – 27

Debneil ‘ChhotaD0N’ Mukherjee (opted out of tracking) juggernaut his way through the 213-entry field in PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Big Bash [8-Max, PKO], winning the site’s Friday headliner for ₹2.40 Lakhs. This week`s Wednesday High Roller champion, ‘theoldestkid’ (anonymity requested), placed second for ₹1.29 Lakhs.

The Big Bash third-place finisher, Sreekanth ‘LaganaHiToHai’ Narayan, made away with ₹2.47 Lakhs last night across two deep runs.

His Friday finishes include:

> 13th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #14 High Roller for ₹1,75,000 (entered through a ₹3,850 satellite)

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s The Big Bash [8-Max, PKO] for ₹71,864

> Made Day 2 in Spartan Poker’s IOPC Blaze

Sreekanth Narayan’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.74 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #2

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in The Big Bash had 213 entrants contending for a share of the ₹10.65 Lakhs prize pool, and 27 players got paid.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Debneil ‘ChhotaD0N’ Mukherjee – ₹2,40,461
  2. theoldestkid – ₹1,28,546
  3. Sreekanth ‘LaganaHiToHai’ Narayan – ₹71,864
  4. Shagun ‘Sogani22’ Jain – ₹77,337
  5. Spewushhhiiiii – ₹42,755
  6. JaiKiran ‘ZEEKE777’ Kumar – ₹28,811
  7. kenpachipoker – ₹41,397
  8. Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma – ₹34,095
  9. Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR – ₹15,396

 

Raghav ‘scambrahm’ Ananth (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Uppercut for ₹52,099), ‘$00th$ayer’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for ₹30,086), ‘AKKA113131’ (Won ₹50K GTD Bounty Adrenaline [6-Max] for ₹12,573), and ‘pokerlifedream’ (Won ₹50K GTD Super Stack PKO 8-Max for ₹11,178) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

The Ballers – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 185

Re-entries – 187

Prize Pool – ₹25,37,000

Places Paid – 38

Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra kept his scorecard ticking with a dominating run over the 372-player field in Adda52’s ₹20 Lakhs GTD The Ballers, winning the Friday title for the second time for ₹6.34 Lakhs (his third title of 2023). Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora collected ₹3.84 Lakhs in second place.

Sanat Mehrotra
Sanat Mehrotra

 

The IIT-IIM alumnus Mehrotra also bagged a stack from Qualifier 3 of PokerBaazi’s ₹2 Crores GTD PBC#16 Game Changer.

Sanat Mehrotra`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.82 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #3 | Finished #11 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The #3 finisher in the 2022 POY race, Arjanveer Singh ‘arjan30’ Chadha, rounded out ₹4.46 Lakhs in Friday winnings across six ITM finishes while advancing through Day 1C in the IOPC D’Lite.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

His top Friday finishes include:

> 3rd in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹2,79,074

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #16 All Rounder Deepstack for ₹1,01,384

> 18th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#15 Weekly Highroller for ₹43,100

> 10th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #10 for ₹17,064

Arjanveer Singh Chadha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹13.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.58 Crores | Finished #3 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Long-time circuit pro Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi picked up his first few scores of the year yesterday, making two deep runs worth ₹2.39 Lakhs in total.

Siddharth Singhvi
Siddharth Singhvi

 

His Friday finishes include:

> 4th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹2,02,963

> 32nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #13 Friday Prime for ₹35,754

> Made Day 2 in Spartan Poker’s IOPC Blaze

Siddarth Singhvi’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.50 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.25 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹6,34,260
  2. Saurabh ‘newkidintown’ Arora – ₹3,84,362
  3. Arjanveer Singh ‘arjan30’ Chadha – ₹2,79,074
  4. Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi – ₹2,02,963
  5. Vivek ‘vivek94540’ Singh – ₹1,37,000
  6. ANJ2019 – ₹95,139

Sandeep Varma ‘effuno’ RS (Won ₹4 Lakhs GTD Friday Bounty for ₹80,981), Rahul ‘zilelahi007’ Lillaney (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD The Ballers Lite for ₹39,111), ‘Copenhagen’ (Won ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Adda for ₹33,077), ‘Vickymohta’ (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST Adda for ₹30,620), ‘Sihan’ (Won ₹40K GTD Morning Adda for ₹10,468), and ‘ThePokerProfessor’ (Won ₹30K GTD Freeze Out Adda for ₹9,193) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365 regular ‘Loveyoudeler’ defeated ‘Comrade55’ (2nd for ₹7,500) heads-up in the ₹30K GTD Prime Time PLO to win ₹12,000.

 

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

 

Deepankur Gupta, Ashutosh Balodhi, Aniket Waghmare & Kartik Ved Reel in Seven Figures in Sunday Winnings

The third Sunday of January was a blockbuster one! With PokerBaazi`s PokerBaazi Classics and IndiaPlays’ rake-free Resolution Series underway and PokerStars India Winter Series 5.0 and Adda52’s Nano Poker Series wrapping up proceedings, there were innumerable mouth-watering MTTs on offer!

Grabbing the top billing on Sunday night (or the wee hours of Monday morning) was Deepankur Gupta. The former The Millionaire champion raced past the 149-entry field in Adda52’s brand-new Sunday headliner, Top Liners, taking home a personal-best ₹18.46 Lakhs (his fifth seven-figure score), which was also the day’s single-biggest score. Gupta fired up another four deep runs, including finishing runner-up in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack (₹1.08 Lakhs), netting a jaw-dropping ₹20 Lakhs overall!

Ashutosh Balodhi missed out on claiming the Top Liners title but banked an equally impressive ₹14.54 Lakhs as the runner-up (won ₹14.97 Lakhs overall).

The biggest-guaranteed tournament on Sunday, PokerBaazi’s ₹1 Crore GTD PBC#1 The MoneyMaker, ran for over nine hours! The user ‘Elamani’ came out on top, clinching the bragging right of becoming the 19th MoneyMaker champion, converting a ₹550 satellite buy-in into a personal-best ₹14 Lakhs payday! Another satellite qualifier, Kunal Agrawal, parlayed his ₹1,100 satellite investment into a runner-up finish worth ₹8.65 Lakhs (his career-best score).

Joining the list of players banking seven-figure paycheques was Aniket Waghmare. The first-ever IOPC MasterMind championed Spartan Poker’s Sunday flagship, Sunday Superstack (IOPC Bubble), banking the ₹7.04 Lakhs up top. He took home ₹11.06 Lakhs in Sunday earnings. Vinay B finished second in the Sunday Superstack for ₹6.92 Lakhs (won ₹8.32 Lakhs overall).

Navaneesha P nailed PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS Championship for his second-best online score of ₹6.22 Lakhs (won ₹6.39 Lakhs overall). Vishnu Khandelwal placed second for ₹4.13 Lakhs.

WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved was another trailblazer with ₹10.62 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. He won Spartan Poker’s Battlezone for ₹1.47 Lakhs and made a fourth-place finish in Adda52’s Top Liners for ₹7.13 Lakhs.

Coming off a terrific 2022, Ashish Munot has retained his form. The MTT pro scored his first title victory of the year in style by shipping PokerStars India’s Winter Series-55 [Main Event-PKO] for a site-best ₹8.15 Lakhs. Mrinal Manna earned a second-place payout of ₹4.69 Lakhs.

Ram Kakkar accumulated at least ₹6.28 Lakhs in total winnings, including Spartan Poker’s Deepstack Turbo (IOPC FT) title for ₹3.53 Lakhs.

The most profitable online MTT player of 2022, Sahil Chutani took down PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹5.30 Lakhs, just as Aditya Singh finished runner-up for ₹3.50 Lakhs (won ₹4.81 Lakhs overall).

Yash Chitre scored the winning touchdown in Adda52’s NPS headliner, Nano Main Event, for ₹3.57 Lakhs (won ₹7.05 Lakhs overall), following a three-way deal with Prateek Tibrewal (2nd for ₹2.99 Lakhs) and Rashim Garg (3rd for ₹2.77 Lakhs).

Jatin Sablani shipped the second PBC flagship yesterday, PokerBaazi’s PBC#2 BSS MonsterStack, for a career-best ₹3.14 Lakhs (won ₹3.28 Lakhs overall). He struck a heads-up deal with ‘mdjain’ (2nd for ₹3.29 Lakhs).

Anamika Tripathi won MPL Poker’s Big Bucks Sunday for ₹20,000, while Shreyas Parasuram placed runner-up for ₹11,500.

Rony Chowdhury, Avijit Jaiswal, Clinton Tavares, Natansh Basandra, Rohan Kumar, Himanshu Chalukia, Kovid Saraswat, Sandeep Varma RS, Sarvesh Sharma, Dinesh Kukreja, Ankit Saurabh, Raghav Ananth, Muthukumar Rajagopalan, Shivam Jain, Nikhel Anand, Sandeep Jaiswal, and Prateek Tibrewal shipped the other Sunday majors.

Here are the Sunday highlights!

 

PokerBaazi

PBC#1 The MoneyMaker – ₹1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 511

Re-entries – 439

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 100

PokerBaazi kicked off the third edition of its much-beloved PokerBaazi Classics on Sunday. Spearheading the opening day proceedings was the ₹1 Crore GTD PBC#1 The MoneyMaker that clocked a 950-entry field (511 unique), falling ₹5 Lakhs short of its advertised guarantee.

After over nine hours of play, the mystery user ‘Elamani’ came out on top, writing his name in the history books as the 19th MoneyMaker champion. It was an incredible victory run for ‘Elamani,’ who converted a ₹550 satellite buy-in into a personal-best ₹14 Lakhs payday!

Elamani’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹14.21 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹13.77 Lakhs | Titles Won: #1

Kunal ‘symbolicchamp’ Agrawal was another satellite qualifier in the reckoning and almost parlayed his ₹1,100 satellite investment into a MoneyMaker victory! However, it was not to be, as he finished runner-up for a career-best ₹8.65 Lakhs.

Kunal Agrawal
Kunal Agrawal

 

Akhilendra ‘gunmaster7777’ Singh (3rd for ₹6.96 Lakhs), Arshia ‘FlowerMama9’ Mehta (4th for ₹5.63 Lakhs), Gautam ‘rabbithunter’ Kaul (5th for ₹4.54 Lakhs), Prasit ‘Stungunner’ Chowdhury (6th for ₹3.48 Lakhs), Ramji ‘upswing4eva’ Kishore G (7th for ₹2.45 Lakhs), and Haider ‘Haider’ Madraswala (8th for ₹2 Lakhs) were others who FT-ed the PokerBaazi Classics series-opener.

The top 100 finishers were assured payouts. Vaibhav ‘vane_shado’ Temani (9th for ₹1.75 Lakhs), Vikrant ‘borntrouble’ Verma (10th for ₹1.75 Lakhs), Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover (11th for ₹1.50 Lakhs), Vivek ‘V42V’ Bajaj (12th for ₹1.50 Lakhs), Zafar ‘Zedd’ Ahmed (13th for ₹1.29 Lakhs), last night`s Sunday Superstack champion Aniket ‘Anteman’ Waghmare (14th for ₹1.29 Lakhs), Shantanu ‘humkaapna’ Bhardwaj (15th for ₹1.10 Lakhs), Anmol ‘freakweird0’ Agarwal (17th for ₹1.10 Lakhs), and Ramu ‘Ramu0550’ Kushwaha (20th for ₹92,000) were notables to finish in the top 20.

Final Table Results

  1. Elamani – ₹14,00,000
  2. Kunal ‘symbolicchamp’ Agrawal – ₹8,65,000
  3. Akhilendra ‘gunmaster7777’ Singh – ₹6,96,000
  4. Arshia ‘FlowerMama9’ Mehta – ₹5,63,000
  5. Gautam ‘rabbithunter’ Kaul – ₹4,54,000
  6. Prasit ‘Stungunner’ Chowdhury – ₹3,48,000
  7. Ramji ‘upswing4eva’ Kishore G – ₹2,45,000
  8. Haider ‘Haider’ Madraswala – ₹2,00,000

 

(7-Max) BSS Championship – ₹35 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 251

Re-entries – 236

Prize Pool – ₹36,52,000

Places Paid – 49

Eight days after conquering Adda52’s Nighttide DST Adda for his first title of 2023, Navaneesha ‘np406’ P ransacked a 487-entry field (251 unique) in PokerBaazi’s ₹35 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) BSS Championship to win ₹6.22 Lakhs (his second-best online score).

Navneesha P
Navneesha P

 

Last October’s India Turbo Masters Main Event runner-up finisher, Navaneesha, bested Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (2nd for ₹4.13 Lakhs) heads-up en route to taking down his second title of the year.

Vishnu Khandelwal
Vishnu Khandelwal

 

Navaneesha P accumulated ₹6.39 Lakhs in Sunday winnings on the back of three ITM finishes (and one bounty), which include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS Championship for ₹6,22,021

> 95th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#2 BSS MonsterStack for ₹9,944

> 13th in PokerBaazi’s ₹2 Lakhs GTD BSS for ₹3,577

Navaneesha P’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.45 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹54.36 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #2

The former The Millionaire champion, Mithun ‘thepokeraja’ Mahesh (opted out of tracking), raked in at least ₹7.50 Lakhs through four deep runs, which include:

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS Championship for ₹3,20,690

> 8th in Adda52’s Top Liners for ₹2,43,750

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Deepstack Turbo (IOPC FT) for ₹1,67,668

> 56th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-55 [MAIN EVENT – PKO] for ₹17,629

Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh locked in ₹3.06 Lakhs last night from five ITM finishes (and one bounty), including two FT scores. His Sunday finishes include:

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS Championship for ₹1,36,604

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Battlezone for ₹1,03,040

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹45,600

> 30th in Spartan Poker’s Deepstack Turbo (IOPC FT) for ₹14,696

Laksh Pal Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.93 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.14 Crores | Finished #20 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The 6 PM Sunday flagship registered a 487-player starting field (251 unique). The top 49 places dug into the ₹36.52 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Navaneesha ‘np406’ P – ₹6,22,021
  2. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹4,12,733
  3. Mithun ‘thepokeraja’ Mahesh – ₹3,20,690
  4. Gaurav ‘Zillastar’ Bhandari – ₹2,53,849
  5. tiltplay – ₹2,11,115
  6. bullets777 – ₹1,72,398
  7. Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh – ₹1,36,604

 

BSS SuperStack – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 298

Re-entries – 285

Prize Pool – ₹29,15,000

Places Paid – 70

Rony ‘Bisadip176’ Chowdhury (opted out of tracking) had been keeping a low profile these last two weeks. All of that changed last night when he roared back into the spotlight after cutting through the 583-player field (298 unique) in PokerBaazi’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, winning his maiden title of 2023 for ₹2.87 Lakhs.

Rony Chowdhury
Rony Chowdhury

 

Chowdhury chopped the 7 PM Sunday headliner title four-way with Kumar ’23offsuits’ Vatsal (2nd for ₹2.86 Lakhs), The Player Hunt Season 2 champion Samay ‘Sammybigstac’ Singh Modi (3rd for ₹2.85 Lakhs) and last night’s Deepstack Turbo winner Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (3rd for ₹2.63 Lakhs).

Ram Kakkar (opted out of tracking) ran deep in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack (4th for ₹2,63,003) and PokerStars India’s WinterSeries-56 [The Big Crunch] (18th for ₹11,846), raking in at least ₹6.28 Lakhs across his Sunday run.

December’s The MoneyMaker champion, Karan ‘bozo’ Kapur, made away with ₹4.20 Lakhs in winnings on the back of five deep runs, which include:

> 10th in Adda52’s Top Liners for ₹1,68,750

> 22nd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#1 The MoneyMaker for ₹75,000

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹71,418

> 13th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS Championship for ₹54,788

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for ₹49,715

Karan Kapur’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹51.80 Lakhs

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in BSS SuperStack generated a prize pool worth ₹29.15 Lakhs and the top 70 finishers boarded the money bus.

Final Table Results

  1. Rony ‘Bisadip176’ Chowdhury – ₹2,87,015*
  2. Kumar ’23offsuits’ Vatsal – ₹2,85,918*
  3. Samay ‘Sammybigstac’ Singh Modi – ₹2,85,173*
  4. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – ₹2,63,003*
  5. aajtohogaa – ₹1,33,799
  6. Sashank ‘TheTamizhDurrr’ Chakravarty – ₹1,02,025
  7. Karan ‘bozo’ Kapur – ₹71,418
  8. Vishal ‘Vishzz’ Bajaj – ₹58,300

*denotes a four-way deal

 

BSS HighRoller – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 129

Re-entries – 99

Prize Pool – ₹22,80,000

Places Paid – 22

The two-time IOPC Legends champion and the most profitable MTT player of 2022, Sahil ‘bluffme19’ Chutani, scored his first title victory of the year in PokerBaazi ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS HighRoller, outlasting a 228-entry field in the 8:30 PM flagship for a cool ₹5.30 Lakhs.

Sahil Chutani
Sahil Chutani

 

Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh (opted out of tracking) made a close run to the BSS HighRoller title, netting a runner-up payday of ₹3.50 Lakhs. The Galactic Series Main Event champion made another deep run in Adda52’s Top Liners (14th for ₹1.31 Lakhs), posting at least ₹4.81 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Aditya Singh
Aditya Singh

 

Last night’s Sunday Superstack champion, Aniket ‘Anteman’ Waghmare, finished fourth in the BSS HighRoller for ₹1.81 Lakhs, locking in a Sunday haul worth over ₹11.06 Lakhs.

Aniket Waghmare`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.62 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.01 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #2

Following through on his trailblazing Friday run, Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant picked up ₹1.80 Lakhs in Sunday scores through three deep runs (and one bounty), which include:

Aditya Sushant
Aditya Sushant

 

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹1,36,800

> 17th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#2 BSS MonsterStack for ₹31,251

> 29th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-56 [The Big Crunch] for ₹10,127

Aditya Sushant’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.46 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.25 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #3 | Ranked #6 in the 2023 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

Long-time pro Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra lapped up ₹1.68 Lakhs from two ITM finishes (and one bounty), which include:

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra

 

> 6th in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹1,10,580

> 49th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#1 The MoneyMaker for ₹45,000

Sumit Sapra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.97 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.94 Crores

The ₹11,000 entry buy-in HR generated a guarantee-smashing ₹22.80 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 22 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Sahil ‘bluffme19’ Chutani – ₹5,30,100
  2. Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh – ₹3,49,980
  3. Deputydong – ₹2,56,500
  4. Aniket ‘Anteman’ Waghmare – ₹1,81,260
  5. Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant – ₹1,36,800
  6. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – ₹1,10,580

 

PBC#2 BSS MonsterStack – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 521

Re-entries – 426

Prize Pool – ₹28,41,000

Places Paid – 100

Jatin ‘patience124’ Sablani fired twice before wreaking havoc in the massive 947-entry field in the second PokerBaazi Classics Sunday flagship, ₹20 Lakhs GTD PBC#2 BSS MonsterStack, clinching his first title of the year for a career-best ₹3.14 Lakhs. A heads-up deal landed the user ‘mdjain’ an even better ₹3.29 Lakhs in second place.

Jatin Sablani
Jatin Sablani

 

Jatin Sablani added ₹3.28 Lakhs to his online bankroll last night from three deep runs, which include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s PBC#2 BSS MonsterStack for ₹3,13,882* (heads-up deal)

> 30th in Adda52’s Nano Highroller for ₹10,932

> 54th in Spartan Poker’s Money Heist for ₹3,027

Jatin Sablani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹22.86 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹7.94 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma accumulated ₹2.04 Lakhs from four deep runs, which include:

Ashit Sharma
Ashit Sharma

 

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#2 BSS MonsterStack for ₹1,59,948

> 8th in in Adda52’s Nano Highroller for ₹32,033

> 47th in Adda52’s Nano Main Event for ₹7,989

> 97th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-55 [MAIN EVENT – PKO] for ₹4,375

Ashit Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.13 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.34 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #3 | Annual Winnings: ₹15.86 Lakhs

Saturday’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT winner Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia posted ₹1.13 Lakhs in Sunday winnings from three deep runs, as follows:

Ankit Jajodia
Ankit Jajodia

 

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#2 BSS MonsterStack for ₹69,605

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Value Boost for ₹41,574

> 28th in PokerBaazi’s (7-MAX) BSS Championship for ₹29,220

Ankit Jajodia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.70 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹41.56 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #2

Final Table Results

  1. Jatin ‘patience124’ Sablani – ₹3,13,882*
  2. mdjain – ₹3,29,036*
  3. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – ₹1,97,734
  4. Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma – ₹1,59,948
  5. bhrahma – ₹1,28,981
  6. Samridhi ‘LEGGO’ Kapoor – ₹98,867
  7. Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia – ₹69,605
  8. Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹56,820

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

BSS Value Boost – ₹10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 368

Re-entries – 308

Prize Pool – ₹10,14,000

Places Paid – 113

Natansh ‘Evilbunny36’ Basandra stomped over a 676-entry field (368 unique) in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD BSS Value Boost and walked away with ₹1.44 Lakhs up top (his first title of 2023), with seasoned pro Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava placing runner-up for ₹1.10 Lakhs.

Natansh Basandra
Natansh Basandra

 

Natansh Basandra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹38.05 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The #7 ranked player of 2022, Srivastava, had a profitable Sunday session, headlined by two podium finishes and ₹4.68 Lakhs in total winnings from the following deep runs:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Armageddon for ₹1,57,500

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS Value Boost for ₹1,09,715

> 12th in Adda52’s Top Liners ₹1,50,000

> 33rd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹28,842

> 80th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-55 [MAIN EVENT – PKO] for ₹16,372

> 26th in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for ₹5,250

Anurag Srivastava’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.09 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.10 Crores | Finished #7 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

The ₹1,650 entry buy-in tourney generated a guarantee-smashing ₹10.14 Lakhs prize pool. The top 113 finishers from the 676-player starting field finished in the money.

Final Table Results

  1. Natansh ‘Evilbunny36’ Basandra – ₹1,44,495
  2. Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava – ₹1,09,715
  3. Bhushan ‘bhushansohani’ Sohani – ₹86,190
  4. Umang ‘Umang94’ Kakarania – ₹55,770
  5. Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia – ₹41,574
  6. chiptricks – ₹28,798
  7. Anshul ‘Bags05’ Bagai – ₹20,888
  8. Arcyboy – ₹17,137

 

BSS Kickoff – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 148

Re-entries – 91

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Last month’s The Pride finalist Kovid ‘fzzzyyy’ Saraswat outmaneuvered a 239-entry field (148 unique) in PokerBaazi’s Sunday starter marquee, ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS Kickoff, bagging away ₹1.06 Lakhs in the first place prize money (also his first title of 2023). He chopped the title heads-up with Utkarsh ‘Sam20542’ Srivastava (opted out of our tracking) (2nd for ₹93,880).

Kovid Saraswat
Kovid Saraswat

 

Saraswat added ₹1.39 Lakhs to his Sunday tally from five ITM finishes, which include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS Kickoff for ₹1,06,320

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s BSS for ₹20,000

> 123rd in Adda52’s Nano ME Finale for ₹5,920

> 46th in Spartan Poker’s Weekender Day 2 for ₹3,450

> 8th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Afternoon SPRINT for ₹3,136

Kovid Saraswat’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.38 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹18.03 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The ₹2,200 entry buy-in BSS Kickoff clocked a 239-player starting field, falling ₹22,000 short of breaking even. The top 27 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Kovid ‘fzzzyyy’ Saraswat – ₹1,06,320*
  2. Utkarsh ‘Sam20542’ Srivastava – ₹93,880*
  3. Vivek ‘Vivek769’ Rawat – ₹53,100
  4. Deepender ‘deepen123’ Singh Ahlawat – ₹39,300
  5. Vivek ‘betraise’ Parmar – ₹29,500
  6. Adwait ‘adwaitpol’ Pol – ₹23,600
  7. max2480 – ₹19,600
  8. Aamir ‘flipper’ Husain – ₹15,700

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

BSS MonsterStack (6-Max) – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 150

Re-entries – 103

Prize Pool – ₹6,33,000

Places Paid – 27

Himanshu ‘omega0611’ Chalukia proved to be the last player standing in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS MonsterStack (6-Max) and won the 5 PM marquee for ₹1.17 Lakhs.

Himanshu Chalukia
Himanshu Chalukia

 

Last night’s Top Liners champion Deepankur ‘DP179’ Gupta (2nd for ₹1.08 Lakhs) and ‘Astrologer23’ (3rd for ₹95,780, banked the other top payouts, courtesy of a three-way deal.

Chalukia made away with ₹1.23 Lakhs in Sunday earnings with two deep runs on PokerBaazi as he also placed sixth in the Daily Morning SPRINT for ₹5,964. His PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹6.88 Lakhs| Site Profits: ₹3.28 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The ₹2,750 entry buy-in tourney registered a 253-player starting field. The top 27 got a share from the ₹6.33 Lakhs prize pool.

Final Table Results

  1. Himanshu ‘omega0611’ Chalukia – ₹1,16,707*
  2. Deepankur ‘DP179’ Gupta – ₹1,07,937*
  3. Astrologer23 – ₹95,780*
  4. Karan ‘bozo’ Kapur – ₹49,715
  5. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – ₹37,318
  6. Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam – ₹29,854

*denotes a three-way deal

 

‘ManiakGod’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD BSS SPRINT for ₹59,860), Dinesh ‘htc170209’ Kukreja (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD BSS Night SPRINT for ₹54,080), ‘abenienu’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD BSS SPRINT for ₹34,340), ‘pingu’ (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD 7-Max Midnight SPRINT for ₹30,090), Muthukumar ‘hero1965’ Rajagopalan (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Morning SPRINT for ₹29,640), Sandeep ‘janspeed’ Jaiswal (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD BSS Afternoon SPRINT for ₹20,740) and ‘KINGGPOKER’ (Won ₹50K GTD 5-Max Daily for ₹5,950) won the other Sunday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

Spartan Poker

Sunday Superstack (IOPC Bubble) – ₹35 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 211

Re-entries – 76

Rebuys – 131

Prize Pool – ₹41,80,000

Places Paid – 39

The first-ever IOPC MasterMind, Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare, looks set for the record ₹43+ Crores GTD IOPC January Edition starting on January 19. Last week’s Wednesday High Roller champion posted over ₹11.06 Lakhs in Sunday earnings, notably winning Spartan Poker’s ₹35 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack (IOPC Bubble) for ₹7.04 Lakhs (his second title of 2023), hitting ₹2 Crores in online profits.

Aniket Waghmare
Aniket Waghmare

 

Waghmare chopped the Sunday headliner title heads-up with Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B (2nd for ₹6.92 Lakhs), the latter accumulating almost ₹8.32 Lakhs across eight deep runs.

Vinay B
Vinay B

 

Aniket Waghmare’s top Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack (IOPC Bubble) for ₹7,03,616 (his second time winning the event)

> 4th in PokerBaazi’s BSS HighRoller for ₹1,81,260

> 14th in PokerBaazi’s PBC#1 The MoneyMaker for ₹1,29,000

> 8th in Adda52’s Nano Main Event for ₹41,473

> 20th in PokerBaazi’s (7-MAX) BSS Championship for ₹36,525

Aniket Waghmare’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.62 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.01 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #2

Vinay B’s top Sunday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack (IOPC Bubble) for ₹6,91,668

> 5th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-56 [The Big Crunch] for ₹61,870

> 23rd in PokerBaazi’s PBC#2 BSS MonsterStack for ₹21,308

> 64th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹17,490

> 44th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-55 [MAIN EVENT – PKO] for ₹17,434

Vinay B’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.68 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.22 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1

The FTS 3.0 Main Event champion Ankit ‘d00mtr00per’ Wadhawan collected ₹6.17 Lakhs on the back of four deep runs (and one bounty), which include:

Ankit Wadhawan
Ankit Wadhawan

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack (IOPC Bubble) for ₹4,07,550

> 8th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Championship for ₹1,04,096

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s Armageddon for ₹59,400

> 15th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹36,438

Ankit Wadhawan’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.18 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.70 Crores | Titles Won in 2023: #1

Prolific multi-scorer Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal banked ₹3.28 Lakhs on the back of eight ITM finishes, with his deepest run of the night coming in the Sunday Superstack (IOPC Bubble) (6th for ₹1.95 Lakhs). His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.31 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹98.20 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2023: #2

Vinay Rajpal
Vinay Rajpal

 

Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisal’ Sharma pocketed ₹1.67 Lakhs after cashing in five tourneys, with his biggest score of the day coming in Sunday Superstack (IOPC Bubble) (8th for ₹1.05 Lakhs). Her online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.64 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.36 Crores

Kanchan Sharma
Kanchan Sharma

 

The ₹11,000 buy-in flagship collected 418 entries, posting a guarantee-crushing ₹41.80 Lakhs prize pool. The top 39 players crossed the money line.

Final Table Results

  1. Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare – ₹7,03,616*
  2. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B – ₹6,91,668*
  3. Ankit ‘d00mtr00per’ Wadhawan – ₹4,07,550
  4. WorstFish – ₹3,28,966
  5. JaiKiran ‘GOLI SODA’ Kumar – ₹2,57,906
  6. Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal – ₹1,95,206
  7. Tarush ‘Tarush123’ Gupta – ₹1,43,374
  8. Kanchan ‘Midge Maisal’ Sharma – ₹1,05,336

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Deepstack Turbo (IOPC FT) (6 Max) – ₹15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 170

Re-entries – 47

Rebuys – 117

Prize Pool – ₹16,70,000

Places Paid – 31

Thursday’s Monster Turbo winner Ram ‘Chill.Jam.Pray’ Kakkar raced past the 334-entry field (170 unique) in Spartan Poker’s 9.30 PM Sunday marquee, ₹15 Lakhs GTD Deepstack Turbo (IOPC FT) (6 Max), picking up his second title in three days and the ₹3.53 Lakhs up top. Rahul ‘hedonictreadmill’ Singroha placed runner-up for ₹2.38 Lakhs.

Ram Kakkar
Ram Kakkar

 

Kakkar made deep runs in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack (4th for ₹2,63,003) (four-way deal) and PokerStars India’s Winter Series-56 [The Big Crunch] (18th for ₹11,846), raking in at least ₹6.28 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

One of Sunday’s most prolific scorers Mithun ‘1NTU1T1ON’ Mahesh (4th for ₹1.68 Lakhs), the two-time POY Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (5