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Daily Majors: Saurabh Rohila, Mohammad Azhar, Ujjwal Narwal, Harrish Chaudary & Jagdeep Singh Headline the Friday Winners

It’s been a hectic fortnight for online grinders with the first-ever National Poker Series (NPS) dishing out massive cash prizes and medals daily. Friday ended up being the perfect prelude to a blockbuster NPS finale coming up on Sunday! As the ₹3 Crores GTD The NPS Main Event and the ₹1 Crore GTD Golden Rush continued to bring in numbers through starting flights, Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire also played out its second starting flight last night.

Speaking of wins, the former SSS ‘The Millionaire’ champion Saurabh Rohila landed the biggest Friday score as he outran a 352-player field to win Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹7.80 Lakhs.

Another player who stands out for his stellar Friday run is Mohammad Azhar. Azhar had started NPS on a winning note by shipping the multi-flight NPS Kick-Off on June 16 and became the first player to bag a second NPS Gold Medal after taking down the NPS #79 Friday Force for ₹7.07 Lakhs. While he closed out Friday with ₹7.44 Lakhs in collective winnings, two flagship NPS titles have catapulted Azhar to the top of the NPS Podium Leaderboard standings, with 20 points!

Vinayak Bajaj, one of the top scorers last Friday, continued his hot run after placing runner-up in the NPS #79 Friday Force for ₹4.96 Lakhs, in all adding ₹5.02 Lakhs.

Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal bagged his second flagship title of the month after taking down The Ballers for ₹5.79 Lakhs.

Harrish Chaudary won a personal-best ₹3.19 Lakhs and his first NPS Gold Medal in the NPS#81 Sprint for ₹3.19 Lakhs. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube placed runner-up for ₹2.23 Lakhs.

Jagdeep Singh, the skipper of Team India that recently won the IFMP Nation’s Cup Qualifiers, is known for his high-stakes PLO skills. Singh proved his mettle in the OFC format last night as he championed the OFC Fantasy Series Day 1 headliner, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #3 High Roller on Spartan Poker for ₹2.33 Lakhs.

Prince Singh (Won NPS#78 MegaStack for ₹1.73 Lakhs), Suneeth Kalmady (Won NPS #76 Deep Dive for ₹95,086), and ‘dejavutilt’ (Won PokerStars India’s Uppercut for ₹76,547) took down the other Friday marquees.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s ₹33 Lakhs GTD The Elite brought in 352 participants, collecting a generous ₹35.20 Lakhs prize pool. The former SSS The Millionaire champion and Day 1A chip leader of the ongoing The Millionaire edition, Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila, outran the reg-laden field to win ₹7.80 Lakhs, his second-best career-finish. The user ‘denoi’ placed runner-up for ₹5.26 Lakhs.

Saurabh Rohila
Saurabh Rohila

 

The win ends a three-month-long title drought for Saurabh Rohila. He had missed making it to the final table of The Elite last week, eventually placing eighth. Rohila also finished 28th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹16,207, adding ₹7.96 Lakhs in Friday winnings.

Saurabh Rohila`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.98 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹60 Lakhs

The other Spartan Poker marquee, the ₹9.50 Lakhs GTD Futuristic, saw the user ‘acesnkings12’ besting the 1,205-entry field to win ₹1.40 Lakhs after striking a three-way deal with Abhimanyu ‘IshqBector’ Mittal (2nd for ₹1.21 Lakhs) and ‘hariya1058’ (3rd for ₹1.13 Lakhs).

Runner-up Abhimanyu Mittal
Runner-up Abhimanyu Mittal

 

Abhimanyu Mittal seems to have made a habit of finishing runner-up in marquee events, and last night’s runner-up finish was his eighth time taking second place in an online MTT this year. His collective Friday winnings of ₹1.28 Lakhs pushed his lifetime tally to ₹73.84 Lakhs.

The ₹19 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series was the other featured offering on Spartan Poker. Day 1 of the three-day series had three events running, headlined by the ₹8 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #3 High Roller. The ₹8,800 entry buy-in tournament drew 92 runners, filling in ₹64,000 in overlays. PLO beast Jagdeep ‘ZenosSingh outran the competition to win ₹2.33 Lakhs, beating ‘Milds’ (runner-up for ₹1.68 Lakhs) heads-up. Primarily a high-stakes PLO cash game specialist, Singh had recently led Team India to victory at the IFMP Nations Cups 2021 Qualifiers.

Jagdeep Singh
Jagdeep Singh

 

Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire logged in 291 entries on Day 1B, the exact turnout as Day 1A! This brought the total field size to 582 entries, and only 38 runners qualified from Day 1B. Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (200,536), ‘NoPrisoners’ (195,493), and PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (192,373) bagged the top stacks of the day.

Shardul Parthasarathi
Shardul Parthasarathi

 

The Millionaire has another three starting flights to run, one today and two tomorrow, and needs 1,418 more entries to meet its eight-figure guarantee.

Kiran ‘KingAA’ Kumar (Won OFC Fantasy Series #2 ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,500), ‘Jai1209’ (Won The Centurion ₹1.10 Lakhs GTD for ₹22,055) and ‘I M SIMBA’ (Won Striker ₹45K GTD for ₹8,494) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

 

PokerBaazi

The inaugural National Poker Series (NPS) has another two days to reach the finish line, and Friday saw six tournaments play the course, four of them awarding NPS Gold Medals.

The day`s biggest draw, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD NPS #79 Friday Force, registered 782 entries, smashing the advertised guarantee by over 30% to collect a ₹39.10 Lakhs prize pool. The NPS #21 Kick-Off champion Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar created history by becoming the first player to win two NPS Gold Medals as he took down the title for ₹7.08 Lakhs. Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (runner-up for ₹4.96 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj (3rd for ₹3.19 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.

Mohammad Azhar
Mohammad Azhar

 

We must say, Mohammad Azhar went all out for the win as he fired an eye-popping 13 bullets in the event! As he landed the second-biggest payday of the day and a career-second NPS Gold Medal, the investment was not in vain. Additionally, he added two more ITM finishes, more prominently the 10th place finish in The Ballers for ₹34,730, collecting adding ₹7.44 Lakhs. Some of his other achievements include:

> Moves up to #1 on the ₹20 Lakhs-added GTD NPS Podium Leaderboard with 20 points

> Moves up to #5 on the ₹35 Lakhs-added NPS Leaderboard standings

> Ranked 4th in the ₹3 Lakhs-added Daily Leaderboard and won ₹27,000

Mohammad Azhar’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹98.53 Lakhs|Lifetime Profits: ₹18.64 Lakhs

The NPS Super Highroller finalist Vinayak Bajaj, one of the top Friday scorers last week, made another ITM finish for a collective ₹5.02 Lakhs in Friday winnings. Bajaj boasts over ₹4.24 Crores in online earnings.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj

 

The 9:30 PM NPS marquee, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD NPS#81 Sprint, registered 911 runners to collect a profitable ₹12.68 Lakhs prize pool (26.8% more than its listed guarantee).

Harrish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary had fired six bullets in the event, and the perseverance paid off as he championed the event to win his first NPS Gold Medal and a career-best ₹3.19 Lakhs. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube came second for ₹2.23 Lakhs.

Harrish Chaudary
Harrish Chaudary

 

The win helped Harrish Chaudary recover all his losses on PokerBaazi, bringing him in the green with ₹1.05 Lakhs in site profits!

Chaudary also min-cashed the ₹30 Lakhs GTD NPS #79 Friday Force for ₹13,294, touching ₹68.88 Lakhs in lifetime earnings.

Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh (Won NPS#78 MegaStack ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.73 Lakhs) and Suneeth suneethkalmady Kalmady (Won NPS#76 Deep Dive ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹95,086) bagged the other NPS Gold Medals on Friday.

Two starting flights played out at the NPS last night. The most prominent of them was Flight 1E of the ₹3 Crores GTD NPS Main Event. The ₹5,500 entry buy-in event registered 704 entrants, and after the 27 ten-minute levels of play, only 81 players were left standing. ‘l0ll0l0lajaf’ (325,000), Dipankar ‘dbelieves’ Arhat (315,000), and Aayush ‘Goyal0279’ Goyal (309,000) topped the day-end chip counts. All the qualifiers will be returning for Day 2 at 9.30 PM on Sunday.

The super value tourney, the Golden Rush that offers a mouth-watering ₹1 Crore GTD at an entry buy-in of ₹550, got done with the 13th of its 15 starting flights. Flight 1M logged in 938 entries, and only 96 among them made it through to Day 2. ‘Yadkara15′ (432,000), ‘dang’ (402,000), and ‘himanshuth1997’ (341,000) bagged the top three stacks of the day.

Prince Singh topped the ₹3 Lakhs-added Daily Leaderboard on Friday to win ₹75,000, with Suneeth ‘suneethkalmady’ Kalmady (2nd for ₹45,000) and Harrish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary (3rd for ₹33,000) cashing out in #2 and #3 place, respectively.

Prince Singh
Prince Singh

 

Bhanu ‘Chennaino1’ Prakash KC (9,920 points) continues to frontline the ₹35 Lakhs-added NPS Leaderboard standings after Day 13 of the series. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal (9,357 points) and ‘BigFishh’ (9,098 points) are next in line, with Kunal “VasooliChacha” Patni (8,747) falling down to fourth place.

NPS Leaderboard Standings After Day 13

RankPlayerPoints
1Bhanu 'Chennaino1' Prakash KC9,920
2Vinay 'vinay09' Rajpal9,357
3BigFishh9,098
4Kunal 'VasooliChacha' Patni8,747
5Mohammad 'chandlerbing' Azhar8,245
6Chirag 'miyagi' Sodha7590
7Kritagya 'Kritagya_17' Sharma7,457
8Sanat 'mehro2511' Mehrotra7,218
9Neeraj 'SelfClaimedPro' Kumar6,765
10Anirban 'pottysingh' D Das6,753

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Uppercut attracted 225 hopefuls, filling in ₹50,000 in overlays. The event played down to a three-way deal with the mystery player ‘dejavutilt’ walking away with the title and ₹76,547 for the win.\ Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria (2nd for ₹64,450) & Prithu ‘fna1tics’ Gaur (3rd for ₹54,050) were the other beneficiaries of the deal.

Himanshu Kataria
Himanshu Kataria

 

The Classic returned with a ₹1.75 Lakh prize pool guarantee, and 141 entrants helped to collect a ₹1.76 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘POKER030489’ took down the event for ₹48,828 after eliminating ‘kidwithim’ (runner-up for ₹25,039) in second place.

Umesh ‘dhondu.chill’ Sharma (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,970), ‘ulta_chor’ (Won Total KO 75% ₹50K GTD for ₹21,801), ‘niceowl888’ (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTD for ₹18,893), ‘lavesh786’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹14,277), ‘ranvijay113’ (Won Deepstack ₹40K GTD for ₹8,285) and ‘Lara4u’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹40K GTD for ₹7,849) took down the other marquees.

Umesh Sharma
Umesh Sharma

 

 

Adda52

Adda52`s Friday marquee, the ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD The Ballers, attracted 338 runners, collecting a profitable ₹23.15 Lakhs prize pool. Young Gun Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal championed the event to win ₹5.79 Lakhs, with Abhishek ‘thegrinder’ Garg placing runner-up for ₹3.51 Lakhs.

Ujjwal Narwal
Ujjwal Narwal

 

This is the second flagship title the 24-years-old Ujjwal Narwal has won in June. On June 5, he had captured the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Summer Series – 61 Sunday Highroller for ₹4.86 Lakhs.

Adda52`s second Friday feature, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Running Hot, pooled in a ₹5.06 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 253 entries. ‘MAN1506’ proved the last player standing and won ₹1.14 Lakhs, just as Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari placed runner-up for ₹95,688. This is the second site-best score for the champion ‘MAN1506,’ whose best finish on the site remains their fourth-place finish in the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Mint on May 11 for ₹1.34 Lakhs.

The ₹25 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event at the ₹1.10 Crore GTD Nano Poker Series continues to expand its field. Friday saw Day 1B play out with 213 entries, and by the end of the day, only 30 players made the cut for Day 2. Top regs PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya (289,202), Nitin ‘Bigbluffs’ Arora (228,916), and the Godfather champion Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla (228,346) topped the survivor’s list.

2nd in Chips Nitin Arora
2nd in Chips Nitin Arora

 

The Day 1A chip leader ‘faizal1506’ (318,412) continues to be the overall chip leader, with three more starting flights to run before Day 2 starts at 9 PM on Sunday, June 27.

‘ShamalDas’ (Won Nano Ballers ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹52,419), Praveen ‘praveen2626’ KR (Won Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹54,171), Rishab ‘Rishh14’ Jain (Won Nano Siesta ₹1.35 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,720), ‘Leandude’ (Won Nano Crack Jack ₹75K GTD for ₹18,663), ‘rajshekhar123’ (Won Nano Friday Adda for ₹31,200), ‘narayanpn’ (Won Morning Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹14,253), ‘Agreykapetha’ (Won Nano Battleship ₹30K GTD for ₹8,246) and ‘Lkchauhan007’ (Won Nano PLO ₹35K GTD for ₹7,132) won the other NPS title.

The other Friday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Prince 'NaNki' Singh₹1.72 LakhsNPS#78 MegaStack ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
suneethkalmady₹95,086NPS#76 Deep Dive (5-Max) ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ero Sennin
₹54,213Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.10 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Praveen ‘praveen2626’ KR₹54,171Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Funkroki99₹51,750Weekend Special ₹2.25 Lakhs GTDGoodPoker
Rishab ‘Rishh14’ Jain₹36,720Nano Siesta ₹1.35 Lakhs GTDAdda52
rajshekhar123₹31,200Nano Friday AddaAdda52
Kaps19₹28,800Dangal Friday ₹1.20 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Kiran 'KingAA' Kumar
₹27,500OFC Fantasy Series #2 ₹1 Lakh GTD
Spartan Poker
Umesh ‘dhondu.chill’ Sharma₹24,970Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Jai1209
₹22,055The Centurion ₹1.10 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
ulta_chor₹21,801Total KO 75% ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
niceowl888
₹18,893Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
Leandude₹18,663Nano Crack Jack ₹75K GTDAdda52
lavesh786₹14,277Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
narayanpn₹14,253Morning Adda ₹50K GTDAdda52
I M SIMBA
₹8,494Striker ₹45K GTD
Spartan Poker
ranvijay113₹8,285Deepstack ₹40K GTDPokerStars India
Agreykapetha₹8,246Nano Battleship ₹30K GTDAdda52
Lara4u₹7,849Primetime Grind ₹40K GTDPokerStars India
Lkchauhan007₹7,132Nano PLO ₹35K GTDAdda52

 

NPS#55 Main Event 3 Crores GTD Flight 1E – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 506

Re-entries – 198

Survivors – 81

The ₹3 Crores GTD NPS Main Event played out its fifth starting flight on Friday. Flight 1E logged in 704 entries, and after the stipulated 27 ten-minute levels of play, 81 players made the cut for Day 2.

‘l0ll0l0lajaf’ (325,000), Dipankar ‘dbelieves’ Arhat (315,000), and Aayush ‘Goyal0279’ Goyal (309,000) bagged the top three stacks of the day.

Young Gun Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi (309,000), Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani (295,000), Abhishek ‘AbhishekRathod’ Rathod (289,000), Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma (247,000), and Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora (239,000) were the other names on the top 10 chip count`s list.

OVERLAY ALERT: The 6,000-entry guaranteed event has so far registered only 3,007 entries (Flight 1A – 634, Flight 1B – 623, Flight 1C – 512, Flight 1D – 534, and Flight 1E – 704) across five starting flights. It needs to get almost these many entries more in the next two starting flights if it has to meet its advertised guarantee.

Day 2 starts at 9:30 PM on Sunday, June 27, and the NPS Main Event winner is all but assured to bank one of the top prizes of the year so far.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Flight 1E

  1. l0ll0l0lajaf – 325,000
  2. Dipankar ‘dbelieves’ Arhat – 315,000
  3. Aayush ‘Goyal0279’ Goyal – 309,000
  4. Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi – 309,000
  5. Rahul ‘slowroller’ Melwani – 295,000
  6. Abhishek ‘AbhishekRathod’ Rathod – 289,000
  7. panther193 – 274,000
  8. Actaeon6079 – 247,000
  9. Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma – 247,000
  10. Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora – 239,000

 

The Millionaire 1 Crore GTD Day 1B Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 158

Re-entries – 28

Re-buys – 105

Survivors – 38

The second starting flight of Spartan Poker’s ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire, Day 1B, logged in 291 entries, the exact number of entries registered on Day 1A, taking the total player pool to 582 entries. With three more starting flights left to play out, the ₹5,500 entry buy-in event needs about 1,418 more entries to hit its eight-figure guarantee.

Only 38 runners make it through to Day 2, and Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (200,536) bagged the end-of-day chip lead.

Rajat ‘NoPrisoners’ Sharma (195,493), PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (192,373), Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar (176,092), Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (164,828), Kaushik ‘ikigai’ Tibrewal (164,147), Young Gun’s Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (162,063) and Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta (138,562), along with PokerGuru Ambassadors Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves (136,910) and Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha (134,005) carried forward the other top stacks.

Gaurav Sood (94,624), Dhirendra Kumar (87,344), and Kaushik Tibrewal (33,158) had also qualified through Day 1A – and now have two stacks for Day 2.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi – 200,536
  2. Rajet ‘NoPrisoners’ Sharma – 195,493
  3. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – 192,373
  4. Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar – 176,092
  5. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – 164,828
  6. Kaushik ‘ikigai’ Tibrewal – 164,147
  7. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – 162,063
  8. Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta – 138,562
  9. Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves – 136,910
  10. Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha – 134,005

 

NPS#20 Golden Rush 1 Crore GTD Flight 1M Sprint – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 770

Re-entries – 168

Survivors – 96

The 13th starting flight of the ₹1 Crore GTD NPS Golden Rush, Flight 1M Sprint, registered 938 entries, taking the total entry count to 15,181 (Flight 1A – 1,995, Flight 1B – 1,677, Flight 1C – 1,262, Flight 1D – 1,237, Flight 1E – 1,374, Flight 1F – 1,353, Flight 1G – 1,030, Flight 1H – 888, Flight 1I – 752, Flight 1J – 848, Flight 1K – 821, Flight 1L – 1,006, and Flight 1M – 938).

A highly affordable ₹550 entry buy-in, the NPS Golden Rush needs 20,000 entries to meet its ambitious ₹1 Crore GTD. With 13 of its 15 starting flights in the books, the event has achieved approximately 75% of its set target, with two more flights left to play.

Coming back to Flight 1M, after almost five hours of play, only 96 runners from the starting field of 938 entries made it through to Day 2, with PokerBaazi users ‘Yadkara15’ (432,000), ‘dang’ (402,000), and ‘himanshuth1997’ (341,000) topping the survivor’s list.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Flight 1M

  1. Yadkara15 – 432,000
  2. dang – 402,000
  3. himanshuth1997 – 341,000
  4. KDSHARMA90 – 330,000
  5. Amit ‘walker90’ Jaiswal – 310,000
  6. aloopatty – 272,000
  7. bosspoker – 268,000
  8. Nishant ‘Mr.Wonderful’ Bhutoria – 251,000
  9. Damage -250,000
  10. Prabhat ‘callmenow’ Saini – 239,000

 

The Elite 33 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 154

Re-entries – 49

Re-buys – 149

Prize Pool – ₹35,20,000

Places Paid – 27

The former SSS Millionaire champion Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila ended a three-month-long title drought after winning The Elite for an impressive ₹7.79 Lakhs. Rohila’s last recorded win was Adda52’s The Ballers on March 26.

Saurabh Rohila’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.98 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹60 Lakhs

The user ‘denoi’ locked up a second-place payout worth ₹5.26 Lakhs.

Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj finished fourth for ₹2.95 Lakhs. He also placed second in the Night Rider – Monster Stack for ₹36,910.

The #7 ranked player of the year, Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall placed fifth for ₹2.35 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila – ₹7,79,680
  2. denoi – ₹5,26,240
  3. Shikhahaha – ₹3,62,208
  4. Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj – ₹2,95,328
  5. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹2,35,488
  6. lex_veldi82 – ₹1,80,928

 

NPS#79 Friday Force 30 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 384

Re-entries – 398

Prize Pool – ₹39,10,000

Places Paid – 90

It took 13 bullets for the NPS Kick-off champion Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar to win the ₹30 Lakhs GTD NPS#79 Friday Force for ₹7.08 Lakhs, making him the first player to win two NPS Gold Medals.

Last night`s win pushed the two-time Weekly Highroller champion Mohammad Azhar to the top of the ₹20 Lakhs added NPS Podium Leaderboard with 20 points. He has climbed to #5 on the ₹35 Lakhs added NPS Leaderboard and won an additional ₹27,000 for placing fourth in the ₹3 Lakhs-added Daily Leaderboard.

Azhar made another two ITM finishes on Friday, collectively earning ₹7.44 Lakhs. His other scores were:

> 10th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹34,730

> 27th in PokerStars India’s Uppercut for ₹1,250

Mohammad Azhar’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹98.53 Lakhs|Lifetime Profits: ₹18.64 Lakhs

Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (runner-up for ₹4.96 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj (3rd for ₹3.20 Lakhs) claimed the Silver and Bronze Medal`s respectively.

Gokul ‘gokul1210’ Murugesan (7th for ₹1.18 Lakhs) and poker coach Abhishek ‘singhsaab’ Goindi (8th for ₹94,231) FT-ed the event as well.

Final Table Results

  1. Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar – ₹7,07,710
  2. Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj – ₹4,96,179
  3. Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj – ₹3,19,838
  4. deadman10 – ₹2,36,555
  5. crushflips – ₹1,77,123
  6. PayYourDealer – ₹1,43,106
  7. Gokul ‘gokul1210’ Murugesan – ₹1,18,473
  8. Abhishek ‘singhsaab’ Goindi – ₹94,231

 

Nano Main Event 25 Lakhs GTD – Day 1B – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 141

Re-entries – 72

Survivors – 30

The ₹25 Lakhs GTD NPS Main Event saw 29 runners from a starting Day 1B field of 270 entries making it through to Day 2.

The top stacks belonged to well-known names like PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya (289,202), the four-time Destiny champion Nitin ‘Bigbluffs’ Arora (228,916), and Thursday’s Godfather champion Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla (228,346).

Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood (154,055), Siddharth ‘Gabandheer’ Pandey (142,182), Akshat ‘akshat03’ Sharma (137,473), and Parth ‘punit7690’ Aggarwal (128,779) were others on the top of the end-of-day list.

So far, the event has registered 408 entries. Day 1C starts at 8 PM today.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya – 289,202
  2. Nitin ‘Bigbluffs’ Arora – 228,916
  3. Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla – 228,346
  4. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – 154,055
  5. Siddharth ‘Gabandheer’ Pandey – 142,182
  6. Akshat ‘akshat03’ Sharma – 137,473
  7. NotLikeThis – 134,293
  8. Parth ‘punit7690’ Aggarwal – 128,779
  9. FuckedUpLife – 126,050
  10. pratushguglani – 124,436

 

The Ballers 22.5 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 178

Re-entries – 160

Prize Pool – ₹23,15,300

Places Paid – 34

Young Gun Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal came out on top to win Adda52’s ₹22.5 Lakhs GTD The Ballers for ₹5.79 Lakhs. Chasing his second The Ballers title, Thursday’s Godfather fourth-place finisher Abhishek ‘thegrinder’ Garg placed runner-up for ₹3.51 Lakhs.

This week`s Trending Thursday champion Kaushik ‘cosh’ Tibrewal (3rd for ₹2.55 Lakhs), former The Millionaire champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh (4th for ₹1.93 Lakhs), NPS#48 NPS Mini-Main Event Warm-up champion Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (5th for ₹1.33 Lakhs), and Aditya ‘balls86’ Kumar Patodia (6th for ₹86,824) also posted FT payouts.

Runner-up Abhishek Garg
Runner-up Abhishek Garg

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal – ₹5,78,825
  2. Abhishek ‘thegrinder’ Garg – ₹3,50,768
  3. Kaushik ‘cosh’ Tibrewal – ₹2,54,683
  4. Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh – ₹1,93,328
  5. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – ₹1,33,130
  6. Aditya ‘balls86’ Kumar Patodia – ₹86,824

 

NPS#81 Sprint 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 472

Re-entries – 439

Prize Pool – ₹12,68,000

Places Paid – 108

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD NPS#81 Sprint logged in 911 entries, collecting a whopping ₹12.68 Lakhs prize pool (over 25% more than its listed guarantee).

Harish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary was the last player standing and won a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹3.19 Lakhs along with his first NPS Gold Medal. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube (2nd for ₹2.23 Lakhs) and ‘bababones’ (3rd for ₹1.44 Lakhs) added podium finishes in the event.

It was a much-needed victory for Harish Chaudary, who recovered all his losses on PokerBaazi with the win, and he currently boasts ₹1.05 Lakhs in site profits. His total earnings on PokerBaazi have now reached ₹68.88 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassadors Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli (4th for ₹1.07 Lakhs) and Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh (5th for ₹79,804), along with Sahil ‘instinct’ Luthra (6th for ₹64,499) FT-ed the event.

Kanav ‘sokopa’ Parwal bubbled the FT in seventh place for ₹53,385.

Runner-up Vivekk Dube
Runner-up Vivekk Dube

 

Final Table Results

  1. Harish ‘Realfc’ Chaudary – ₹3,18,850
  2. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube – ₹2,23,377
  3. bababones – ₹1,44,485
  4. Naresh ‘Emperor457’ Veeravalli – ₹1,06,769
  5. Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh – ₹79,804
  6. Sahil ‘instinct’ Luthra – ₹64,499

 

Futuristic 9.50 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 303

Re-entries – 413

Re-buys – 489

Prize Pool – ₹9,64,000

Places Paid – 103

Running on a reduced ₹9.50 Lakhs prize pool guarantee, Spartan Poker`s Futuristic pulled in 1,205 entries. The mystery user ‘acesnkings12’ walked away with the title and a ₹1.40 Lakhs payday after striking a three-way deal with Abhimanyu ‘IshqBector’ Mittal (runner-up for ₹1.21 Lakhs) and ‘hariya1058’ (3rd for ₹1.12 Lakhs).

Abhimanyu Mittal seems to have made a habit of finishing runner-up – this is his eighth time taking second place in a tourney this year. Not just that, six of his top 10 career scores have all come from runner-up finishes. He presently has ₹73.84 Lakhs in online winnings.

Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk (4th for ₹60,442) and Samay ‘Limitless’ Modi (8th for ₹18,219) were the other notables on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. acesnkings12 – ₹1,40,120*
  2. Abhimanyu ‘IshqBector’ Mittal – ₹1,21,020*
  3. hariya1058 – ₹1,12,987*
  4. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk – ₹60,442
  5. blastabomber – ₹48,104
  6. Zzzxxx – ₹36,921
  7. Somebady – ₹26,703
  8. Samay ‘Limitless’ Modi – ₹18,219

*denotes three-way deal

 

OFC Fantasy Series #3 High Roller 8 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹8,800

Entries – 37

Re-entries – 28

Re-buys – 27

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 9

Friday saw the start of Spartan Poker`s OFC Fantasy Series. Day 1 of the series was headlined by the ₹8 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #3 High Roller that brought in 92 entrants, overlaying ₹64,000.

PLO specialist Jagdeep ‘Zenos’ Singh was the last player standing and won ₹2.33 Lakhs, after besting ‘Milds’ (runner-up for ₹1.68 Lakhs) heads-up.

Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (3rd for ₹1.03 Lakhs), Myron ‘mehhhhh’ Pereira (4th for ₹76,562), Eka ‘masterbluff’ Vedantham (7th for ₹39,200) and Amit ‘Kavipri’ Suresh Gehani (8th for ₹24,562), also earned FT payouts.

Final Table Results

  1. Jagdeep ‘Zenos’ Singh – ₹2,33,200
  2. Milds – ₹1,68,000
  3. Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi – ₹1,03,362
  4. Myron ‘mehhhhh’ Pereira – ₹76,562
  5. gkps – ₹64,000
  6. DanielNeg07 – ₹43,762
  7. Eka ‘masterbluff’ Vedantham – ₹39,200
  8. Amit ‘Kavipri’ Suresh Gehani – ₹24,562

 

Running Hot 5 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 159

Re-entries – 94

Prize Pool – ₹5,06,000

Places Paid – 27

Adda52 user ‘MAN1506’ shipped the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Running Hot, outlasting the 253-strong field to win ₹1.14 Lakhs. Adda52 regular Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari placed runner-up for ₹95,688.

The former The Millionaire champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘Vivek94540’ Singh (3rd for ₹58,949), and the NPS#23 Big KO champion Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (8th for ₹12,560) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final table Results

  1. MAN1506 – ₹1,14,302
  2. Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari – ₹95,688
  3. Vivek ‘Vivek94540’ Singh – ₹58,949
  4. loadedtrump – ₹43,010
  5. Greenturtle18 – ₹29,095
  6. SpiritFish – ₹21,505
  7. booster – ₹16,445
  8. Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna – ₹12,650

 

Uppercut 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 140

Re-entries – 85

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,75,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,25,000

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 24

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Uppercut logged in 225 entries, filling in ₹50,000 overlays. The user ‘dejavutilt’ was the last player standing and won ₹76,547 after striking a three-way deal with Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria (runner-up for ₹64,450) and Prithu ‘fna1tics’ Gaur (3rd for ₹54,050)

Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain (7th for ₹13,009) was the only other known name on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. dejavutilt – ₹76,547*
  2. Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria – ₹64,450*
  3. Prithu ‘fna1tics’ Gaur – ₹54,050*
  4. sakthiman03 – ₹36,581
  5. Prison M!ke – ₹34,681
  6. trapcheckbluff – ₹22,800
  7. Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain – ₹13,009

*denotes three-way deal

 

Weekend Special 2.25 Lakhs GTD GoodPoker

Buy-in – ₹1,300

Entries – 131

Re-entries – 52

Prize Pool – ₹2,25,000

Places Paid – 19

GoodPoker’s ₹2.25 Lakhs GTD Weekend Special was taken down by ‘Funkroki99’ for ₹51,750. Thursday’s The Closer runner-up finisher ‘Kissmyjacks’ came second for ₹37,125.

 

The Classic 1.75 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 88

Re-entries – 53

Regular Prize Pool – ₹88,125

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹88,125

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,76,250

Places Paid – 14

The PokerStars India user ‘POKER030489’ was the last player standing in the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD The Classic and won ₹48,828 with ‘kidwithim’ placing runner-up for ₹25,039.

Arman ‘huger_pen’ Khan (3rd for ₹21,031) and Himanshu ‘himkat@stars’ Kataria (8th for ₹6,322) also FT-ed the tourney!

 

Dangal Friday 1.20 Lakhs GTD PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 74

Re-entries – 35

Prize Pool – ₹1,20,000

Places Paid – 17

PokerDangal’s ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD Dangal Friday garnered 109 entries, overlaying ₹21,900. ‘Kaps19’ took down the event for ₹28,800 while Gaurav ‘BIT00Poker’ Verma came second for ₹20,400.

 

Prime Time 30K GTD PLO – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 26

Re-entries – 16

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 5

The user ‘sara10477’ came out on top in the ₹30K GTD PLO Prime Time to win ₹12,900 after prevailing over ‘Johnathan’ (runner-up for ₹6,900) in the heads-up play.

 

This report was updated at 8:30 PM on 26.6.2021.

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This Week in Poker: February 17 – 23

In the PokerGuru feature ‘This Week in Poker,’ we bring you the weekly roundup of the most significant online scores by Indian MTT players and the top stories from both the live and online poker circuit.

Here are this week’s top stories!

We are now in the final week of February, and the month seems to be ending on a strong note. As has been the case since the start of 2021, online poker dominated the action.

With both Spartan Poker and Adda52 running ₹1 Crore GTD tournaments over the weekend, it turned out to be a spectacular Sunday. Adda52`s Full House Finale awarded the week`s single-biggest payout worth ₹21 Lakhs to Devrat Singh. He FT-ed two other tourneys this past week, banking ₹25.31 Lakhs. For his phenomenal weekly run, Singh is our “PokerGuru Star of the Week!”

Singh is presently ranked #32 on the annual leaderboard with ₹38.72 Lakhs (₹25.79 Lakhs in profit) in total earnings in 2021.

The former WPT India champion Alok Birewar placed #2 on the list of top winners of the week. And getting him there was his trailblazing run in Spartan Poker`s third Millionaire edition this month, worth a career-best ₹16.97 Lakhs.

Manish Lakhotia, Myron Pereira, Manish Gandhi, PokerGuru Ambassadors Arjanveer Singh Chaddha, Ashish Munot, Devvrat Arya, and Laksh Pal Singh were the week`s other top winners.

PokerStars India’s ‘Star of the Month’ February leaderboard race closed out Week #4 on Sunday with online phenom Sanat Mehrotra headlining the 25 qualifiers moving into the Finale. Armaan Kochhar came out on top in the February Finale on Wednesday to become the “Star of the Month” – February. He won MTT tickets worth ₹1.15 Lakhs and a PokerStars India branded goodie bag. Amar B Iyer finished runner-up to win ₹35K worth in tournament tickets.

India`s first-ever virtual poker league, the Pocket52 PSL Season 3 (Virtual), is now in the books. A spectacular performance by Vaibhav Sharma secured the Deccan Aces the PSL champion`s title, while MPL Mumbai Anchors came in second and PokerDangal Kolkata Kings finished third. You can watch the replay of the season on the VOOT app.

Spartan Poker ‘FABruary’ promotions kept the poker community entertained with a Millionaire tourney every weekend this month. With the final Millionaire event set to culminate on February 28, the site has announced its plans for the coming month. The site`s popular Final Table Series (FTS) will be returning for a second edition from March 7 to 14 next month. Comprising of 25 events, the series boasts of jaw-dropping ₹10 Crores in prize pool guarantees. The series, like its predecessor, will host eight featured events that will be live-streamed across multiple platforms, with a wide range of national and internationally renowned commentators calling the action.

While the FTS 2.0 is still a while away, for now, poker enthusiasts can focus on the Moneycontrol Poker for People (PFP) promotion running on Spartan Poker. Mega Qualifiers to this one-of-a-kind tourney have been underway since February 24 and will run daily until February 27. The PFP tourney takes place on February 28 and guarantees ₹25 Lakhs in prize money.

Asia’s largest online poker room, Natural8, is running a massive $7 Million giveaway through its “Honeymoon for Newcomers” promotion all through February.

Moving to the live poker circuit, the dark clouds seem to have finally parted. After almost a year of waiting, the first domestic live tournament series has been announced. Deltin Royale will be hosting “India’s Most Buzzing Poker Tournament” – the DPT Xpress next month. Even though the final schedule is still unknown, the series is slated to run from March 11 to 14 and will be the first live poker series in Goa since the COVID-19 induced lockdown.

In other news, The Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his state cabinet, on February 17, granted another six-month extension to offshore casinos operating from the Mandovi river off Panaji.

After Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Karnataka might become the next state to ban real-money online gaming. In the latest hearing of the petition demanding a statewide ban on online betting before the Karnataka High Court, the state government informed a division bench of the court that it would be bringing in legislation to regulate online betting. The government has sought six weeks to respond so as to table a proposal for the proposed legislation before the state cabinet.

With the cricket season back in full swing, fantasy operators have renewed their marketing efforts. The renowned Indian cricketer and legendary test batsman VVS Laxman has been roped in as the latest addition to the fantasy gaming company My11Circle as part of its ‘Play with Champions’ group of ambassadors.

Prominent Asian poker operator Poker King sponsored the World Poker Tour (WPT) Spring Festival. The series concluded on February 22 with the ¥2,000 (~$300) buy-in Main Event crowning “DannyAce66” as the champion. The mystery player traversed a field of 3,505 entries to win the ¥1,750,000 (~$270,305) top prize and the Baccarat Crystal trophy.

Live-action is back in Asia, with the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Taiwan now in full swing. Kun Han Lee shipped the series-opener NT$500K GTD APT Taichung Mini Main Event for NT$332,200 (~$11,900), along with the APT Champion’s Ring and the APT Golden Lion Trophy.

 

Online Railbird Report

Online reg Devrat Singh topped the weekly charts after his blazing run across the 1,892-player field in Adda52’s ₹1 Crore GTD Full House this past weekend. Singh banked a career-best ₹21 Lakhs in the tourney and lapped up ₹25.31 Lakhs through the week, making his debut appearance as our PokerGuru Star of the Week!”

Devrat Singh
Devrat Singh

 

His top finishes include:

– 1st in the Full House Finale ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹21 Lakhs

– 5th in the Maverick for ₹75,000

– 2nd in the Ultimate DST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,616

MTT specialist Alok Birewar finally got his hands on the coveted Millionaire title on Sunday. Birewar banked ₹16.97 Lakhs in the Spartan Poker flagship and ended up cashing ₹17.65 Lakhs over the week.

Alok Birewar
Alok Birewar

 

His top finishes include:

-1st in The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹16.97 Lakhs

Manish Lakhotia has persisted with his phenomenal form. He cashed almost ₹19.50 Lakhs this past week, which included winning The Big Deal alongside another three FT finishes. He currently sits on over ₹81.76 Lakhs (₹19 Lakhs net profit) in recorded winnings in 2021 – ranking #4 in the annual leaderboard standings.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

His top finishes include:

– 1st in The Big Deal ₹35 Lakhs GTD for ₹8.66 Lakhs

– 2nd in The Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTD for ₹2.71 Lakhs

– 3rd in Destiny ₹23 Lakhs GTD for ₹2.38 Lakhs

– 2nd in the Mega Stack 16 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Bubble for ₹1.96 Lakhs

– 21st in The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹1.04 Lakhs

Myron Pereira might have missed out on winning the Full House Finale, but he deserves a prominent mention among the top winners of the week. The online reg FT-ed three tourneys this past week, adding up to ₹19.37 Lakhs in total earnings.

Myron Pereira
Myron Pereira

 

His top finishes include:

– 2nd in the Full House ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹14.32 Lakhs

– 4th in the Godfather for ₹1.87 Lakhs

– 3rd in The Endeavour ₹12 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.20 Lakhs

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chaddha won The Ballers title for the third time on Adda52. He rounded out the week with ₹12.98 Lakhs in total earnings. Chaddha is ranked #7 on the 2021-leaderboard standings and is among four PokerGuru Staking members in the top 10.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

His top finishes include:

-1st in The Ballers for ₹5.62 Lakhs

-2nd in the Adda52 Millions ₹25 Lakhs GTD for ₹4 Lakhs

-4th in the Trending Thursday ₹16 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.36 Lakhs

Chadha`s teammate Ashish Munot made the top scorers list yet again. Munot ran deep in two Spartan Poker flagships to rake in almost ₹12.37 Lakhs this week. He is currently ranked #3 in the annual leaderboard standings with ₹83.97 Lakhs in recorded earnings this year.

Ashish Munot
Ashish Munot

 

His top finishes include:

– 3rd in The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹6.85 Lakhs

– 2nd in The Elite ₹30 lakhs GTD for ₹5.21 Lakhs

Here are the other seven-figure scores of the past week, their cumulative scores, and their best finishes:

> Manish Gandhi: Won ₹12.13 Lakhs, Best Finish: 3rd in the Full House Finale ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹9 Lakhs

> borntrouble: Won ₹12.07 Lakhs, Best Finish: 4th in The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹12.07 Lakhs

> Devvrat Arya: Won ₹10.76 Lakhs, Best Finish: 1st in The Elite ₹30 Lakhs GTD for ₹5.22 Lakhs

>Armaan Kochhar: Won ₹10.68 Lakhs, Best Finish: 2nd in The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹9.40 Lakhs

> Laksh Pal Singh: Won ₹10.08 Lakhs, Best Finish: 1st in The Mint ₹15 Lakhs GTD for ₹3.75 Lakhs

Notable Winners of the Week

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Devrat 'vickypune' Singh₹21 LakhsFull House Finale ₹1 Crore GTDAdda52
Alok ‘Mazacar’ Birewar₹16.97 LakhsThe Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTDSpartan Poker
Manish 'thekid' Lakhotia₹8.80 LakhsThe Big Deal ₹35 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Shagun 'Sogani94' Jain₹6.86 LakhsAdda52 Millions ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Uttam ‘chinunew’ Kumar Sinha₹6.30 LakhsDestiny ₹23 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
borntrouble₹6.12 LakhsGodfather ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Akshat ‘Akki47’ Doshi₹5.74 LakhsSunday Superstack ₹30 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Arjanveer 'arjan30' Singh Chadha₹5.62 LakhsThe Ballers ₹22.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Devvrat 'deranzzdd' Arya₹5.22 LakhsThe Elite ₹30 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Danish 'pagla' Shaikh₹4.15 LakhsBSS#4 SuperStack ₹20 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Utsav 'ranny006' Taneja₹3.86 LakhsThe Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Aditya ‘Konstantin’ Singh₹3.72 LakhsThe Mint ₹15 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Mohammad 'chandlerbing' Azhar₹3.71 LakhsThe Weekly Highroller ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC₹3.45 LakhsTrending Thursday ₹16 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Abhishek 'thegrinder' Garg₹3.11 LakhsMaverick ₹15 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Parth ‘skilloverluck’ Aggarwal₹2.87 LakhsSunday Special - Limited Edition ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Mr.Blackeh₹2.66 LakhsSunday Highroller ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Vaibhav 'WakhraSwagNi' Sharma₹2.65 LakhsThe Endeavour ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
TheUndecided777₹2.37 LakhsBig Slick ₹12.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
TheManager₹2.32 LakhsMega Stack (Millionaire Bubble - RE) ₹16 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ashish ‘Imgabru’ Kumar₹2.21 LakhsThe Pride ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ujjwal 'CougarHunter69' Narwal₹2.09 LakhsHighroller ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
ajaysharawat₹2.04 LakhsIron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar₹2 LakhsUppercut MAGIC Edition ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani₹1.92 LakhsMoney Heist ₹8 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Saransh ‘saransh004’ Garg₹1.90 LakhsGrinders#39 Main Event ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ashit 'D. Carwin1' Sharma₹1.88 LakhsFuturistic ₹10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Anish 'downswing4ever' Arora₹1.74 LakhsMukkamaar ₹10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ashit 'nexus010' Sharma₹1.65 LakhsThe Big Show ₹7.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Laksh 'LuckyBhai$' Pal Singh₹1.44 LakhsMonster Stack ₹7 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Arjun 'beatthefish66' Arora₹1.42 LakhsRunning Hot ₹5.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta₹1.41 LakhsGrinders#30 Highroller ₹6 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Reg_Slayer₹1.36 LakhsMonster Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Rachit 'Ganja_babe' Soni₹1.30 LakhsThe Race ₹6.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani₹1.28 LakhsWednesday Vibes ₹5.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Faiz 'AilaGaya' Alam₹1.24 LakhsBSS#5 MegaStack ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta₹1.20 LakhsBSS#3 Monster 6 – Max ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Niteen 'niteenplus' Raj₹1.17 LakhsHurricane ₹4.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Bhavit ‘HarveyHomes’ Jain₹1.10 LakhsThe Millionaire D’Lite ₹10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Parth 'PufferFish' Aggarwal₹1 LakhThe Flash ₹4.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Debayan 'MonsterD39' Das₹96,377Eliminator Progressive KO ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Karan ‘999AykA999’ Jain₹92,186Sixth Sense ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Vakeel.sahab₹89,425House Party ₹3.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Akshay 'VaahBhaiVaah' Gupta₹88,723Night on Stars ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
thatshowubluff27₹82,940La Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Siddhanth 'bullzeyepower' Kapoor₹75,008Voyager ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
defeated₹72,880Holdem Bash ₹2.25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna₹71,680Voyager ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Candyman_Music₹67,515Battle Royale [6-Max] ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
infinity_#2₹63,250Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Akshay 'SickRun' Gupta
₹58,300Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh₹55,530BSS#2 Afternoon ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
arjit2892₹52,744The Classic [Progressive KO] ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Apocalypto₹51,060Grinders#22 Holdem Boost ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram₹50,825Grinders #16 Holdem BOOST ₹1.5 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Anish 'sheldon11cooper' Garg₹49,194Big Bubble Rush ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Sankalp 'Wobbegong' Marwah₹48,540Grinders#28 Holdem BOOST ₹1.5 LakhsPokerBaazi
Rahul ‘chanakyax’ Bhura₹48,300BSS#6 After Party ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Miss Mania₹47,202Uppercut Mini ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Rohit 'mrblue1205' Malhotra₹45,5126-Max Holdem Boost ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
mcesy1zomx₹45,000Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dubey₹45,000Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Gajab₹43,910Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Myron 'khAAbib' Pereira₹42,952The Classic ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
kira1545₹42,230Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ajinkya ‘Yudhishthira’ Hire₹42,000Ragnarok ₹2 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Naman 'KidPoker09' Puri₹41,5336-Max Holdem Boost ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Azhar777₹40,000BigBang ₹1 Lakh GTDKhelo365
rockstar2424₹35,982Ultimate DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Kiran 'D Badshaa' Pawar₹31,861Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
winedgugu₹31,150Grinders#24 6-Max ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Md '007Bahubali' Zeeshan₹30,400Grinders#29 PLO BOOST ₹1 LakhPokerBaazi
Ritu.79₹30,000PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Prakash ‘pinnug’ Gupta₹29,770Grinders #18 ₹1 Lakh PLO5 GTDPokerBaazi
rahuldiwan18₹29,277Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
rohit25king₹28,800Warrior Arena – Bounty ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
amar21679₹28,150Grinders #17 PLO BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Raghavendra ‘ThikanaCK’ Hada₹28,150Grinders#23 PLO Boost ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Anand8298₹28,150PLO BOOST Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Poker_Basilisk₹27,711Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Akash 'winman4' Arora₹27,051Sunday Punch ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Salazar₹26,400Dangal Friday ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
donald123₹25,200Battlefield Tuesday ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
kissmyJJ₹24,000Wednesday PLO ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
Ashwinip4873₹23,836Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Abhiroop 'durrlagtahain' Gupta₹23,748Afternoon on Stars ₹1 Lakh GTD
PokerStars India
pankaj_533933₹23,748Sunday Supersonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Akash ‘as5072828’ Sharma₹20,049Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
yuvidilwariya₹18,778Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
lethal281088₹18,574Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Azhar777₹18,000Dominator ₹50K GTDKhelo365
BinjaNitches₹17,250Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTD Pocket52
hulk01234₹16,406Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
Poker_Basilisk₹16,023Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
shaktimunjal₹15,750Monday Blues ₹75K GTDPokerDangal
Casanovoracle₹15,661Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
janu201120₹13,868Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
Reverse88₹12,900Rivered PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
acedealer₹12,900Hitman PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
Kingsunnu₹12,800Prime Time ₹30K GTD PLOKhelo365
Imtiyaz ‘jhon’ Shaikh₹12,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
KOHINOOR₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
jethalal008₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52
yutah999₹10,7506 Feet Under ₹25K GTD PLO DeepstackKhelo365
rughani₹10,000Under The Gun PLO ₹20K GTDKhelo365
glitch₹8,125Insomnia ₹30K GTDPokerDangal
Narjo28₹8,000Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365
Taemin ‘taemin007’ Panu₹8,000Grinder ₹2.0 20K GTDKhelo365
ridingbadluck₹7,875Insomnia ₹30K GTDPokerDangal
Kaushal33₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365
Chancetaker₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365
Alexcy ’JonGregor’ Newmai₹6,800Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365
RSS2001₹5,875Depositors Freeroll ₹25K GTDPokerDangal

 

Sanat Mehrotra & Amar Iyer Headline the Last Batch of 25 Qualifiers Moving Into the February Finale

MTT reg Sanat Mehrotra topped the final batch of 25 qualifiers securing their seat into the PokerStars India “Star of the Month” – February Finale. The Finale saw 100 qualifiers converging for a shot to win MTT tickets worth ₹1.15 Lakhs, which Armaan Kochhar eventually won. The runner-up, Amar B Iyer, received ₹35,000 worth of MTT tickets.

Sanat Mehrotra
Sanat Mehrotra

 

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Spartan Poker to Host 10 Crores GTD FTS 2.0 From March 7-14

Spartan Poker has unveiled details of the second edition of its popular Final Table Series (FTS). The 25-event series runs from March 7 to 14 and guarantees a whopping ₹10 Crores.

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Spartan Poker Collaborates with Moneycontrol for Poker for People Promotion Ft. 25 Lakhs in Prizes

Spartan Poker has joined hands with Moneycontrol to host the Moneycontrol Poker for People (PFP) promotion. To bring the game to a new segment of players, Spartan Poker will be hosting a generous ₹25 Lakhs guaranteed free-to-play tournament on February 28. Mega Qualifiers to the tournament will be running at 8 PM daily from February 24 to 27.

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Natural8 is Giving Away $7 Million in February

Asia’s largest online poker room, Natural8, is handing out a jaw-dropping $7 Million through its February offerings.

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Deccan Aces Win Pocket52 PSL Season 3 (Virtual), MPL Mumbai Anchors Finish Second

India`s first-ever virtual poker league, the Pocket52 PSL Season 3 (Virtual), wrapped up on Saturday with the Deccan Aces captained by Kunal Patni walking away as the champions. The team had won the inaugural Virtual Poker League in October last year.

The MPL Mumbai Anchors finished runner-up with the PokerDangal Kolkata Kings rounding out the ITM finishing teams of the season.

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DPT Xpress to Run From March 11 to 14 at Deltin Royale

Live tournament poker is coming back in Goa. The coastal state`s first live poker tournament series since the COVID-19 pandemic last year will be taking place next month, with Casino Deltin Royale announcing the DPT Xpress series from March 11 to 14.

New DPT Xpress coming up at Casino Deltin JAQK

 

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WPT Spring Festival Highlights

Prominent Asian poker operator Poker King sponsored the World Poker Tour (WPT) Spring Festival. The series played out virtually on Poker King from February 11 to 22.

The ¥2,000 (~$300) buy-in Main Event drew 3,505 entries across three starting flights. The mystery player “DannyAce66” came out on top to win ¥1,750,000 (~$270,305) and the Baccarat Crystal trophy.

There were 16 celebrity players, with a ¥1,500 bounty each on them. Six of them made it to Day 2 where Poker King Ambassadors Jean-Robert Bellande (325th for ¥6,000 – $927), and Phil Ivey (233rd for ¥6,000 – $927), Phil Hellmuth (229th for ¥6,000 – $927), and Nick Petrangelo (157th for ¥9,000 – $1,390) finished ITM.

The Main Event FT was live-streamed in different regions, with PokerGuru streaming the action on its Facebook page. Bracelet winners Nipun Java and Mohsin Charania commentated on the stream.

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And with this, we conclude this week’s roundup of the latest news updates and developments from the world of poker. We will return again next week with our weekly report. Stay tuned.

Daily Majors: Lakhotia, Ahuja, Sapra, Sood, & Gandhi Bank the Big Wednesday Scores

It was an eventful Wednesday, even though most flagship tourneys had to fill in sizable overlays. Alongside the big-ticket events, there were a slew of moderately priced tourneys running as part of Spartan Poker’s Ultimate Value Series (UVS) and Adda52’s Nano Poker Series (NPS).

Here’s a quick recap of the Wednesday action!

 

Spartan Poker

After a week’s gap on account of the inaugural Millionaire Series, Spartan Poker’s signature Wednesday flagship, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Destiny, made a smashing comeback last night. The event logged in 547 entries to post a guarantee-crushing ₹27.35 Lakhs prize pool. After more than eight hours of play, ‘papertiger’ (anonymity requested) navigated their way to the top, claiming a site-best ₹5.96 Lakhs and a seat in the Destiny 17.0 SnG Finale. The player struck a heads-up deal with Abhinav ‘shadow12’ Mantri, who finished runner-up for ₹5.43 Lakhs.

The Spartan Poker reg, ‘papertiger,’ was last in the news for winning the Ultron for ₹3.23 Lakhs on December 3. Their total winnings on the site have reached ₹12.39 Lakhs with ₹1.83 Lakhs in net profits.

Day 3 of the Ultimate Value Series (UVS) was all about 6-Max events. The biggest of them, the ₹4.75 Lakhs GTD UVS #18 6-Max, crowned a winner in Varun Raj ‘Arch1806’ Mahajan who won a personal-best (on Spartan Poker) ₹75,248 following a four-way deal with Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik (runner-up for ₹67,802), ‘FloatingMonkey’ (third for ₹62,229), and ‘notoriusB.I.G’ (fourth for ₹60,043).

Runner-up Ashish Kaushik
Runner-up Ashish Kaushik

 

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India once again had two ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourneys on the Wednesday schedule. The Night on Stars, the featured tourney of the day, logged in 280 entrants to post an overlay of ₹54,520. It took a little over six hours and thirty minutes for ‘CS2Poker’ to ship the tourney for ₹88,637, following a heads-up deal with the mystery user ‘xqwxqw’ (runner-up for ₹76,095).

The Big Bubble Rush played out amid 172 runners, overlaying ₹70,000. It was 2:22 AM on Thursday by the time Pranjal ‘lilmessipranjal’ Gandhi wrapped up the tourney, winning ₹1.22 Lakhs (₹47,354 in prize money and ₹74,843 in bounties). Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar finished runner-up for ₹65,155 (₹47,811 in prize money and ₹17,344 in bounties) – courtesy of a heads-up deal. Gandhi is a former Two of a Kind winner who won his second title of the month yesterday. Before this, he had won Adda52’s Maverick on December 2 for ₹3.84 Lakhs.

Pranjal Gandhi
Pranjal Gandhi

 

The ₹1 Lakh GTD Bigstack Turbo pulled in 92 entries to post an overlay of ₹8,000. ‘yash1805’ championed the tourney for ₹22,373, beating ‘deep12322’ (runner-up for ₹16,922) in heads-up play.

 

Adda52

Adda52’s Nano Poker Series played host to Day 1C of the ₹35 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event last night. The event pulled in 294 entries on Wednesday to add to its existing 374 entries (Day 1A – 157 and Day 1B – 217). After the stipulated 29 levels of play, 32 runners made it through to Day 2. Rahul ‘qwerty3293’ Singhroha (457,340) bagged the end-of-day chip lead – also taking the overall chip lead. Niraj ‘ooltus’ Yadav (357,794) and Ankit ‘senshubhamqwerty’ Sen (241,568) rounded out the top three stacks of the day.

Adda52’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick clocked in 598 entries to register an overlay shortfall of ₹1.39 Lakhs. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia championed the tourney, winning ₹3.83 Lakhs for the outright victory. Abhishek ‘DurrrSucks’ Garg finished runner-up for ₹2.18 Lakhs.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

This is the second time that Lakhotia has won the Maverick. He had won the tourney for the first time in January last year for ₹88,386. But what`s really got him noticed was the Millionaire title he won on December 6, when he took down the Millionaire Warm-up for a career-best ₹17.03 Lakhs, making this his second title victory in 11 days. The former IOPC Millionaire United winner Lakhotia now has ₹2.34 Crores in annual earnings with an online scorecard touching ₹5.25 Crores.

Unlike the Maverick, the ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna smashing its listed guarantee comfortably after registering 250 entries. The #1 ranked player of the year for 31 consecutive weeks, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood, took down the event for ₹1.07 Lakhs, with PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour champion, Arpan ‘distroyer’ Majhi, finishing runner-up for ₹63,550.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Young Gun Sood also final tabled PokerStars India’s Big Bubble Rush, placing fourth for ₹26,444, and narrowly missed making it to the Night on Stars` final table, ranking 10th for ₹6,067. With ₹1.39 Lakhs in cumulative winnings for the day, Sood`s annual tally has crossed ₹4.38 Crores, with ₹6.56 Crores in recorded lifetime online winnings.

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride registered 271 entries, overlaying ₹48,000. The #3 ranked player of the year, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja, came out on top to win a top-prize of ₹2.21 Lakhs. Last night`s score has pushed Ahuja`s annual earnings close to ₹3.22 Crores. At the same time, his lifetime tally has also shot up to ₹6.27 Crores.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

The #4 ranked player on the annual leaderboard, Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra, finished runner-up to Ahuja for ₹1.55 Lakhs.

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra

 

The 9 PM Special ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday MegaStack saw Suhas N ‘skullkiker’ Yadav running past 128 entries to win the ₹68,610 first-place cash prize. Aniruddha ‘PocketacesAJ’ Joshi placed runner-up for ₹48,050.

Suhas N Yadav
Suhas N Yadav

 

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Gaurav 'gauravarod' Sood ₹1.07 LakhsLa Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTD Adda52
Arch1806₹75,248UVS #18 ₹4.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
EgoCrusher007₹39,185Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.45 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Mohit ‘imohitahuja’ Ahuja₹36,080Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi
min2thomas₹34,243Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Uttam 'chinunew' Kumar Sinha₹31,720UVS #16 ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
bleedforthis₹28,150PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Taliwagang ‘Meverick’ Jamir₹28,1506-Max Holdem BOOST DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
yash1805₹22,373Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Luckydeep₹22,000Wednesday PLO ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerDangal
Dunnopoker₹17,360UVS #17 ₹85K GTDSpartan Poker
ijaydc₹16,755Afternoon on Stars ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
kd69₹11,500Unravel ₹50K GTDPocket52

 

Nano Main Event 35 Lakhs GTD Day 1C Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,750

Entries – 189

Re-entries – 105

Survivors – 32

The third starting flight, i.e., Day 1C of the ₹35 Lakhs GTD Nano Main Event, took place last night. Only 32 runners from a starting field of 294 entries made it through to Day 2.

Rahul ‘qwerty3293’ Singhroha (457,340) emerged as the end-of-day chip leader, with Niraj ‘ooltus’ Yadav (357,794) and Ankit ‘senshubhamqwerty’ Sen (241,568) carrying forward the next top stacks.

Mohit ‘Gandiaa’ Dhingra (238,080), Sanish ‘sanish21’ Chhabra (235,227), Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood (209,975), Ryan ‘plassma’ Cardoso (209,300), PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha (209,225), Arun ‘runyrules’ Sriram (184,390), and Sathish ‘Sathishlloyds’ Kumar K (170,807), also featured among the top 10 stacks of the day.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1C

  1. Rahul ‘qwerty3293’ Singhroha – 457,340
  2. Niraj ‘ooltus’ Yadav – 357,794
  3. Ankit ‘senshubhamqwerty’ Sen – 241,568
  4. Mohit ‘Gandiaa’ Dhingra – 238,080
  5. Sanish ‘sanish21’ Chhabra – 235,227
  6. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – 209,975
  7. Ryan ‘plassma’ Cardoso – 209,300
  8. Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha – 209,225
  9. Arun ‘runyrules’ Sriram – 184,390
  10. Sathish ‘Sathishlloyds’ Kumar K – 170,807

 

Destiny 25 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 237

Re-entries – 114

Re-buys – 196

Prize Pool – ₹27,35,000

Places Paid – 50

Spartan Poker`s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Destiny coming back after a week-long hiatus, registered 547 challengers (237 unique entries, 114 re-entries, and 196 re-buys) to collect a guarantee smashing ₹27.35 Lakhs prize pool. The top 50 places walked past the money line.

The 8 PM tourney took almost eight hours of uninterrupted action to play down to a winner. papertiger’ (anonymity requested) was the last player standing in the tourney and won ₹5.96 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Abhinav ‘shadow12’ Mantri (runner-up for ₹5.42 Lakhs).

This was a breakout score for ‘papertiger’ who was in the red for almost ₹4 Lakhs and now sits with a profit of ₹1.83 Lakhs.

Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar (3rd for ₹2.52 Lakhs), Avinash ‘Seiborg09’ Anand (4th for ₹1.80 Lakhs), Aditya ‘SuperuSer’ Sushant (5th for ₹1.14 Lakhs), Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (6th for ₹95,725), and Kiran Kumar ‘mannu2424’ Reddy Ainala (8th for ₹55,535) were others who FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. papertiger – ₹5,96,455*
  2. Abhinav ‘shadow12’ Mantri – ₹5,42,975*
  3. Shashank ‘Goldfish097’ Shekhar – ₹2,52,988
  4. Avinash ‘Seiborg09’ Anand – ₹1,80,510
  5. Aditya ‘SuperuSer’ Sushant – ₹1,14,870
  6. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – ₹95,725
  7. argo1 – ₹63,240
  8. Kiran Kumar ‘mannu2424’ Reddy Ainala – ₹55,535

*denotes heads-up deal

 

Maverick 15 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 296

Re-entries – 302

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 63

Adda52`s 8 PM primetime tourney, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick logged in 598 entries, overlaying 1.39 Lakhs.

Play continued till 4:14 AM, with the two-time Millionaire champion Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia navigating his way to the top to win ₹3.83 Lakhs. This is the second time Lakhotia has won the Maverick and currently boasts of ₹5.25 Crores in online earnings.

Abhishek ‘DurrrSucks’ Garg finished runner-up for ₹2.18 Lakhs.

The FT lineup included Basant ‘Rush99’ Kumar Singh (3rd for ₹1.49 Lakhs) Mahesh ‘maheshg1811’ Shivajirao Gambhire (4th for ₹1.08 Lakhs), Sandeep ‘pokesand’ Singh (5th for ₹75,000), Suresh ‘insanium’ Kolli (6th for ₹52,500), Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal (7th for ₹41,250), and Shekhar ‘brat_poker’ Singh (8th for ₹30,000).

Final Table Results

  1. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – ₹3,82,500
  2. Abhishek ‘DurrrSucks’ Garg – ₹2,17,500
  3. Basant ‘Rush99’ Kumar Singh – ₹1,49,250
  4. Mahesh ‘maheshg1811’ Shivajirao Gambhire – ₹1,08,750
  5. Sandeep ‘pokesand’ Singh – ₹75,000
  6. Suresh ‘insanium’ Kolli – ₹52,500
  7. Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal – ₹41,250
  8. Shekhar ‘brat_poker’ Singh – ₹30,000

 

The Pride 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 158

Re-entries – 114

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 36

Struggling to overcome the overlay avalanche, PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride once again had to fill in a ₹48,000 shortfall after registering 272 runners.

Racing past the competition was none other than the #3 ranked player on the Yearly Leaderboard, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish rocky3705’ Ahuja, who boosted his poker bankroll for a hefty ₹2.21 Lakhs with the win.

Seasoned pro and the #4 ranked Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra finished runner-up for ₹1.55 Lakhs.

While Ahuja’s lifetime earnings have crossed ₹6.27 Crores, Sapra now sits on ₹6.37 Crores in lifetime MTT earnings.

With back-to-back FT finishes on December 14 and December 15, Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma scored another ₹99,700 from his third-place finish in The Pride. He even placed eighth in the Wednesday MegaStack for ₹9,139.

Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal (5th for ₹55,400), Ankur ‘Stonecold’ Sehgal (7th for ₹36,800), and Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam (8th for ₹29,500) were others who FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – ₹2,21,000
  2. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – ₹1,55,000
  3. Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma – ₹99,700
  4. Allwyn – ₹73,800
  5. Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal – ₹55,400
  6. krushnadadhich – ₹44,300
  7. Ankur ‘Stonecold’ Sehgal – ₹36,800
  8. Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam – ₹29,500

 

Night on Stars 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,750

Entries – 158

Re-entries – 122

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 47

PokerStars India’s Wednesday primetime attraction, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars, attracted 280 entries resulting in an overlay of ₹54,520. Taking the title home after more than six-and-half hours of play was anonymous player ‘CS2Poker,’ who helped themselves to a ₹88,637 paycheque following a heads-up deal with ’xqwxqw’ (runner-up for ₹76,095).

The top 47 players finished ITM and collected TLB points for the “Star of the Month” leaderboard race.

Abhiman ‘AbhimanUrs’ Urs (5th for ₹27,440) and PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘bhasm@sur1’ Arya (7th for ₹14,743) FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. CS2Poker – ₹88,637*
  2. xqwxqw – ₹76,095*
  3. ForeverTJ – ₹51,072
  4. kanvarlal – ₹37,436
  5. Abhiman ‘AbhimanUrs’ Urs – ₹27,440
  6. rachit9786 – ₹20,114
  7. Devvrat ‘bhasm@sur1’ Arya – ₹14,743
  8. muttonmm – ₹10,807
  9. durr2020 – ₹7,921

*denotes heads-up deal

 

Big Bubble Rush 5 Lakhs GTD 7-Max – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,750

Entries – 100

Re-entries – 72

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 29

Starting off 90 minutes after the Night on Stars, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush ran amidst 172 entries last night, overlaying ₹70,000. The top 29 places got paid.

Sailing past the field, including a stacked final table, was Pranjal ‘lilmessipranjal’ Gandhi, who struck a heads-up deal with Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar to win ₹1.22 Lakhs (₹47,354 in prize money and ₹74,843 in bounties).

Kochhar, a PokerStars India regular, conceded to a runner-up payday of ₹65,155 (₹47,811 in prize money and ₹17,344 in bounties).

This is the record flagship title for Gandhi this month. Before this, he had won the Maverick on December 2 for ₹3.84 Lakhs.

Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta (3rd for ₹35,653), Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood (4th for ₹26,444), and Vinay ‘CharleSCorreA’ Bk (6th for ₹16,108) were the other known FT finishers.

Runner-up Armaan Kochhar
Runner-up Armaan Kochhar

 

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Pranjal ‘lilmessipranjal’ Gandhi – ₹1,22,197*
  2. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar – ₹65,155*
  3. Akshay ‘VaahBhaiVaah’ Gupta – ₹35,653
  4. Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood – ₹26,444
  5. flipper595 – ₹19,742
  6. Vinay ‘CharleSCorreA’ Bk – ₹16,108
  7. muttonmm – ₹14,262

*denotes heads-up deal

 

UVS #18 6-Max 4.75 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 298

Re-entries – 106

Re-buys – 213

Prize Pool – ₹5,55,300

Places Paid – 55

Spartan Poker’s ₹4.75 Lakhs GTD UVS #18 6-Max generated a guarantee-crushing ₹5.55 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 617 runners.

Besting them all was Varun Raj ‘Arch1806’ Mahajan, who added ₹75,248 to his Spartan Poker balance, following a four-way deal with Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik (runner-up for ₹67,802), ‘FloatingMonkey’ (3rd for ₹62,229), and ‘notoriusB.I.G’ (4th for ₹60,043).

Ramesh ‘Dabidi_Dibide’ Pathipati finished 6th for ₹24,322.

Final Table Results

  1. Varun Raj ‘Arch1806’ Mahajan – ₹75,248*
  2. Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik – ₹67,802*
  3. FloatingMonkey – ₹62,229*
  4. notoriusB.I.G – ₹60,043*
  5. maglumagic27 – ₹31,597
  6. Ramesh ‘Dabidi_Dibide’ Pathipati – ₹24,322

*denotes four-way deal

 

La Luna 4 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,800

Entries – 128

Re-entries – 122

Prize Pool – ₹4,10,000

Places Paid – 27

Adda52’s ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna ran from 9:30 PM to 2:45 AM and gathered 250 participants to collect ₹4.10 Lakhs in the prize pool kitty.

Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood is the undisputed annual leaderboard topper and has dominated the charts for 31 consecutive weeks. Adding yet another title to his tally, Sood took down the La Luna last night for ₹1.06 Lakhs.

Sood also final tabled PokerStars India’s Big Bubble Rush (4th for ₹26,444) and narrowly missed out on a final table berth in the Night on Stars (10th for ₹6,067), raking in a cumulative ₹1.39 Lakhs for the day. Sood currently sits on ₹6.56 Crores in lifetime earnings and is the only player with ₹4+ Crores (₹4.37 Crores) in recorded winnings this year.

PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour champion from Tuesday, Arpan ‘distroyer’ Majhi, finished runner-up for ₹63,550. Majhi boasts of ₹78.05 Lakhs in online earnings.

PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘IndianRat’ Desai (3rd for ₹47,765), Sathish ‘Sathishlloyds’ Kumar K (4th for ₹34,850), Yash ‘Zayo’ Dhruv Divesh Wadhawan (5th for ₹23,575), and Usha ‘BobbyAxelrod’ Bharatbhai (6th for ₹17,425) also FT-ed the tourney.

 

Wednesday MegaStack 2.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 84

Re-entries – 44

Prize Pool – ₹2,56,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerBaazi`s 9 PM Special Wednesday MegaStack generated a ₹2.56 Lakhs prize pool from 128 registrations, and the top 15 placed got paid.

After four and half hours of non-stop action, Suhas N skullkiker’ Yadav championed the tourney to win ₹68,610. Online reg Aniruddha ‘PocketacesAJ’ Joshi came in second for ₹48,050.

Tuesday Turbo third-place finisher Ankit ‘Ankitmodi’ Modi (4th for ₹22,890), Avinash ‘aksinha97’ Kumar (5th for ₹17,150), Tuesday Turbo winner Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna (6th for ₹13,720), and last night’s The Pride third-place finisher Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma (8th for ₹9,139) also FT-ed the tourney.

 

Nano Maverick 1.5 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹250

Entries – 335

Re-entries – 296

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,011

Places Paid – 63

Adda52`s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Nano Maverick logged in 631 entrants, enough to get the tourney to scrape past its listed guarantee.

After almost seven hours of play, ‘POKERBRAT0118’ came out on top to win ₹22,793, while Siddharth ‘siddarath1998’ Kumar came in second for ₹18,305.

 

Bigstack Turbo 1 Lakh GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 60

Re-entries – 32

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 17

PokerStars India`s ₹1 Lakhs GTD Bigstack Turbo wrangled in 92 entries – falling eight entries short of its 100-player guarantee.

The 10.30 PM tourney is one of the two daily qualifying events for the PokerStars India “Star of the Month” leaderboard race, and 17 finishers collected payouts and TLB points for December.

After more than three hours of play, ‘Yash1805’ took down the title for ₹22,373 after eliminating ‘deep12322’ (2nd for ₹16,922) in second place.

Dhawel ‘dhawal17’ Baghel (4th for ₹9,681) and Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar (5th for ₹7,322) also final tabled the event.

 

Wednesday PLO 1 Lakh GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 87

Re-entries – 37

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 20

PokerDangal’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Wednesday PLO brought in 124 entrants to leave an overlay deficit of ₹25,600, and the top 20 places finished ITM.

Topping them all was Luckydeep,’ who beat ‘Striker9357’ (runner-up for ₹16,500) heads-up to walk away with ₹22,000 in cash prize.

Jai ‘jaisharma13’ Sharma (6th for ₹5,000) was the only known player on the FT.

 

Pocket Jacks 75K GTD Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 87

Re-entries – 49

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 21

The ₹75K GTD Pocket Jacks on Pocket52 registered 136 entries, overlaying ₹7,000.

The anonymous user ‘Imtheking’ shipped the event for ₹16,500, just as ‘Mrbobo’ placed second for ₹12,000.

Arpan ‘Novus’ Majhi (3rd for ₹9,000), making his second FT finish of the day, won ₹72,550.

Abhiroop ‘Ron007’ Gupta (4th for ₹6,750) also cashed the final table.

 

This report was updated at 5 PM on 17.12.2020.

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