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Top Videos of the Week: October 17 – 23

In this weekly feature, we take a look at the most trending videos from the poker world. From the craziest to the funniest – from the interesting to the bizarre – you’ll find it all here every week!

 

Chhota Machhi Streams Day 1A of PokerBaazi’s 5 Crore GTD EndBoss

After two failed attempts in the EndBoss Mega-Satty, our Chhota Machhi, a.k.a Arpit Jain, was determined to make a run in PokerBaazi’s EndBoss and joined Day 1A of the even. Did he make the cut?! Watch the stream below to find out.

Also, check out a mini-clip of Chota Machhi`s EndBoss Day 1A run.

 

Monday Motivation Ft. Atishay Samuel

Atishay Samuel was in sublime form this week and deservedly made it on our Monday Motivation feature. Last Sunday, he championed PokerStars India’s Sunday Special PKO for the second time and followed that up by taking down Spartan Poker`s Mega Stack – Millionaire Bubble two days later.

 

Meet PokerBaazi’s Newest Baazi Gaming Pro Pratibha Arya

India’s most trusted online poker site, PokerBaazi, rocked its seventh-anniversary celebration by unveiling Pratibha Arya as its latest Baazi Gaming Pro. Check out the announcement video below.

 

Shobhit Bhargava, Parth Jain, Bhushan Sohani & Harsh Dev Jhirmiria Stream For PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi completes seven glorious years of operations today (October 24), and the brand has gone all out to make sure the celebrations are grand. The site upped its streaming collaborations this past week with a stream almost daily.

Shobhit Bhargava streamed twice for the site. On Tuesday, he played the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Endeavour.

On Thursday, he returned for Day 1B of the ₹5 Crore GTD EndBoss and even qualified through to Day 2.

On Wednesday, Parth Jain made his streaming debut in Day 1A of PokerBaazi`s ₹5 Crore GTD EndBoss.

Bhushan Sohani streamed his run in Day 1C of the ₹5 Crore GTD EndBoss on Friday. Check out the two-hour-long stream below.

On Tuesday, Harsh Dev Jhirmiria streamed the 10 seats GTD satty to Day 1A of the ₹5 Crore GTD EndBoss.

 

Nikhil Segel Streams For Natural8

The streaming OG, Nikhil Segel, fired two streams for Natural8.

On Monday, he streamed his own leaderboard-centric $175 GTD The Nikhil Segel Stream Game PLO PKO.

He returned on Wednesday for the $175 GTD The Nikhil Segel Stream NLHE PKO.

 

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

India Poker Players Association (IPPA) kept the virtual rail entertained with a stream almost daily.

On Tuesday, Devvrat Singh Kaurav streamed PokerSaint’s 7.50 Lakhs GTD Thunder Breaker.

The next day, Shivam Jain streamed his run in Day 1A of PokerBaazi’s 5 Crore GTD EndBoss.

On Thursday, Ashutosh Kumar played Spartan Poker’s 19 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday.

 

Umesh Singh played PokerSaint’s 6 Lakhs GTD SlingShot on stream.

 

Vegas Dreams Ft. Abhinav Iyer & Abhishek Goindi

With the advent of the Indian contingent at the 2021 WSOP, Adda52 has come out with a new video show, “Vegas Dreams,” to be hosted by Jaideep Sajwan. The guest on the first episode was India’s first solo bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer, who is part of the Indian contingent at the WSOP this year.

Poker coach Abhishek Goindi made an appearance in the second episode.

 

Off The Table And Beyond Ft. Gagandeep Malik & Ankita Ajay

Poker couple Gagandeep Malik & Ankita Ajay appeared in the latest episode of Adda52`s “Off The Table And Beyond” interview series. The husband and wife duo dominated a massive field of almost 20,000 players in the 1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal with Ankita eventually winning the title!

They chat with host Swati Singh Rajput about their final table experiences and share some great tips and nostalgic memories of their journey while discussing what they love most about poker.

 

Vegas Diaries Ft. Dhaval Mudgal Vlog #3

In the third vlog in MPL’s Vegas Diaries series, MPL Poker Ambassador Dhaval Mudgal talks about his upcoming plans and Phil Hellmuth‘s 16th bracelet win.

 

Goindi Goes Vegas Vlog#1

Poker pro and Poker Boot Camp India coach Abhishek Goindi is part of the Indian contingent confirmed for the 52nd Annual WSOP. Check out his first WSOP vlog below.

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PokerGuru Daily Majors Recap With Saumya Paithankar

PokerGuru’s Saumya Paithankar delivered another week of daily updates. Our top picks from the week are the Monday (October 18) and Thursday (October 21) recaps.

 

Super MILLION$ Show – S02E15

Like each week, GGPoker’s Super MILLION$ show returned with the cards-up FT replay of the site’s weekly flagship, the $10,300 Highroller, with expert commentary by Kevin ‘Rotterdam’ van der Kooi and Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew.

Uruguay’s Ramiro Petrone championed the event for $267,285.

 

Cards-up Coverage of PokerStars’ Bounty Builder Main Event (Day 2 & FT)

PokerStars streamed the Day 2 and final table of the $2.50 Million GTD Bounty Builder Main Event, with Tom Hayward and Arlie Shaban calling the action.

Renato “bauruzito” Valentim championed the event to win the $158,986 up-top and an additional $90,007 in bounties.

 

WSOP 2021 Vlogs – Daniel Negreanu

There can be no denying, there are few other poker players with a fan following like Daniel Negreanu, and the GGPoker Ambassador has been keeping his fanbase engaged with daily vlogs from the 52nd Annual WSOP.

On Sunday, Negreanu played Day 2 of the No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Event. In the vlog, he also talks about the first Hockey Night in Canada of the season.

On Monday, the six-time bracelet winner played Day 2 of the $3K HORSE. He jumped into the PLO Crazy 8’s Online Event during the dinner break, looking to cash in both simultaneously.

The next day, he vlogged about Day 3 of the $3K HORSE and his eyes on making it to the Final Table and bracelet #7.

On October 20, he posted a vlog on his Day 2 run in the $10k Dealer’s Choice Event, and he is seen battling Phil Hellmuth on the bubble as he looks for cash number 10 of the series.

On Thursday, Negreanu is down to 10 players in the $10k Dealer’s Choice Event battling against Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow for the bracelet.

The next day, he vlogged about the Day 22 of the series.

 

WSOP 2021 Vlogs – Jeff Gross

Poker pro Jeff Gross uploaded two WSOP vlogs this week.

 

Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity Poker Tournament – Episode 9 & 10

In 2019, 54 participants joined the action at the most expensive poker tournament in history, the Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity. The buy-in to enter was a massive £1,050,000, with the winner walking away with an unheard-of £19 million payout.

Previously available only on sports channels worldwide, viewers can now enjoy all ten episodes from the prestigious event on the Triton Poker YouTube channel with poker legend Daniel Negreanu and TV personality Ali Nejad commentating on the action.

Each participant had to pay an extra £50,000 along with their buy-ins, accumulating an incredible £2.70 million raised for charities worldwide.

Watch episodes 9 and 10 below.

 

DAT Poker Podcast Ep 110

The 110th episode of the DAT Poker Podcast saw Adam Schwartz, Terrence Chan, and Ross Henry discussing hot topics like:

> 2021 WSOP and latest updates

> Notable bracelet winners

> Phil Hellmuth winning his 16th bracelet

 

Doug Polk Podcast Ft. David William – Highlights

David William made an appearance on the Doug Polk Podcast this week. The show’s biggest talking point was Phil Hellmuth‘s recent outburst on the FT of a bracelet event, and the talk soon gave way to how the WSOP gives preferential treatment to superstars.

 

$2.50/$5 Streamers Saturday Night Cash Game – Jaime Staples

partypoker pro Jaime Staples streamed the $2.50/$5 Streamers Saturday Night Cash Game featuring Matt Staples, Jeffrey “MaximusBlack” Johnston, Monika “HeyMonia” Zukowicz, Josh “FruitySlots” Green, and Aman Hambleton.

 

Stream Highlights – Lex Veldhuis

Check out PokerStars streamer Lex Veldhuis‘s stream highlights playing the satellite to the $10K buy-in WCOOP event.

 

Bencb’s Thoughts on PokerStars’ New Rakeback System

Raise Your Edge founder and coach Bencb weighs in on PokerStar`s new rakeback system.

 

Brad Owen Vlog Ep. 182

Cash game vlogger Brad Owen heads to Graton Casino for some $2/$5 NLHE cash game action.

 

Michael Addamo Crazy WSOP Bluff Attempt – PokerG

Check out what happens when Michael Addamo puts Justin Bonomo all-in with just 9-high in Event #38: $50K High Roller at the ongoing 2021 WSOP.

 

Highstakes Cash Game Action – Hustler Casino Live

The $200/$400 NLHE high stakes cash game at the Hustler Casino Live with a $100,000 minimum buy-in has been quite the rage on the internet. With an elite lineup of players like Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Garrett Adelstein, Matt Berkey, and Gal Yifrach, we are hardly surprised. Check out the streamed action below.

 

Cash Game Action – Live at the Bike

Watch more high-stakes cash game action live from the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles!

 

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

This Week in Poker: August 25 – 31

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!

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August closed out in style with the second edition of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Online India handing out the last of its titles. There are no brownie points for guessing that the week’s biggest winner was the ₹3 Crore GTD WPT India Main Event champion Kushal Sogani! The relatively lesser-known player trounced over 227 participants in the Main Event finale to lock in a career-defining ₹47.45 Lakhs payday. Not just that, he also bagged a Hublot watch and a WPT Passport worth $5,000. Sogani managed an FT finish in the WPT 3000 as well, boosting his Sunday winnings to ₹48.82 Lakhs! For his inspiring run, Kushal Sogani is our “PokerGuru Star of the Week!”

Young Gun Anuj Yadav won a career-second The Millionaire title for ₹17.24 Lakhs, becoming the eighth player in our database to win the Spartan Poker flagship twice.

Mohammad Azhar, Ram Kakkar, Puneet Mishra, Ankita Ajay Malik, and Vaibhav Sharma were the other notables who added seven figures this week.

With the WPTOI now in the books, poker players get about two weeks of downtime before Spartan Poker returns with the third edition of the Final Table Series (FTS) from September 10 to 19.

Running alongside the FTS 3.0 will be PokerBaazi’s Indian Micro Poker Series (IMPS) Gold Edition from September 12 to 26.

Poker players can also look forward to the return of India’s biggest online event, the ₹5 Crore GTD EndBoss. Timed around PokerBaazi’s seventh anniversary, the mega tournament will run from October 20 to 24, with the eventual champion slated to take home a life-altering ₹1 Crore top prize!

Moving over to the live felts, the 2021 Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) Europe is on its last legs. The series has already crowned eight champions, with Antanas Guoga, a.k.a. Tony G claiming two SHRB titles in less than a week! The $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event is already underway and is expected to play down to a winner soon.

The GGPoker/Natural8-leg of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online gave out five more bracelets this week, with Alexandros Theologis emerging as the biggest winner at the series (so far) after winning Event #21: $5 Million GTD Super High Roller Championship for $1.21 Million.

 

Online Railbird Report

The final Sunday of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Online India unleashed firecrackers on the virtual felts, with the ₹3 Crore GTD WPT India Main Event Finale playing down to a winner. Kushal Sogani cruised past a star-studded 227-strong Day 2 field to ship the tourney and won his career-first WPT trophy, a mind-blowing ₹47.45 Lakhs payday, a Hublot watch, and a WPT Passport worth $5,000. He also placed fourth in WPT 3000 to collectively earn ₹48.82 Lakhs. Sogani’s spectacular Sunday run makes him the week’s biggest scorer and our “PokerGuru Star of the Week!”

Kushal Sogani
Kushal Sogani

 

His top finishes include:

> 1st in the WPT India Main Event Finale ₹3 Crore GTD for ₹47.45 Lakhs

> 4th in the WPT 3000 for ₹1.37 Lakhs

Sogani denied the NPS Main Event champion Mohammad Azhar the WPT Main Event title. Nevertheless, Azhar picked up a hefty ₹34.09 Lakhs for his runner-up finish. With ₹34.58 Lakhs in weekly earnings, Azhar was the second-biggest winner this past week.

Mohammad Azhar
Mohammad Azhar

 

Young Gun Anuj Yadav has been unstoppable since his comeback at the IOPC July Edition. On Sunday, the 25-year-old delivered another brilliant performance as he won Spartan Poker`s The Millionaire – his second time winning this tourney – for ₹17.24 Lakhs. On Thursday, Yadav posted two runner-up finishes in The Big Deal and the Highroller, respectively, and championed The Elite on Friday. He added a whopping ₹31.78 Lakhs over these runs alone.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

His top finishes include:

> 1st in The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹16.83 Lakhs (Cumulatively ₹17.24 Lakhs)

> 1st in The Elite ₹30 Lakhs GTD for ₹6.64 Lakhs

> 2nd in The Big Deal ₹30 Lakhs GTD for ₹5.95 Lakhs

> 2nd in the Highroller ₹12 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.95 Lakhs

Ram Kakkar was one of the regs who made it to the WPT India Main Event final table, where he impressively finished third for ₹24.51 Lakhs.

Ram Kakkar
Ram Kakkar

 

The WPT India Main Event fourth-place finisher Puneet Mishra also banked a cool ₹17.62 Lakhs.

Puneet Mishra
Puneet Mishra

 

This Sunday, Ankita Ajay Malik claimed her career-fourth WPT Online title after taking down the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal for a career-best ₹15 Lakhs. Malik final-tabled five more events, banking ₹16.38 Lakhs cumulatively this past week.

Ankita Ajay Malik
Ankita Ajay Malik

 

This week, Vaibhav Sharma won three titles, starting with The Summit, the WPT Gladiator, and the Bounty Builder, collectively adding 15.80 Lakhs to his tally.

Vaibhav Sharma
Vaibhav Sharma

 

His top finishes include:

>1st in The Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTD for ₹4.32 Lakh

> 1st in the WPT Gladiator for ₹7.65 Lakhs

> 1st in the Bounty Builder ₹10 Lakhs GTD for ₹2.46 Lakhs

Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, Sahil Chutani, Abhimanyu Mittal, former Millionaire champion, Rajat Sharma, Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi, PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan, Sachin Sharma, PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, Kunal Patni, Simran Sharma, Apratim Sharma, and Gagandeep Singh were the other top scorers of the week.

With the WPT Online India closing out, the virtual felts have simmered down to weekly usuals. The series ran three leaderboards. Raghav Siddalinga topped the WPT Mega Leaderboard to collect ₹8 Lakhs. Niteen Raj (WPT Mini Leaderboard for ₹2.55 Lakhs) and Satbir Singh (WPT Micro Leaderboard for ₹1.50 Lakhs) won the other two WPTOI leaderboard races.

 

Notable Winners of the Week

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Kushal 'dimaria7' Sogani₹47.45 LakhsWPT India Main Event ₹3 Crores GTD FinalAdda52
Anuj ‘titooTauji’ Yadav₹16.83 LakhsThe Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTDSpartan Poker
Ankita 'ankumalik' Ajay Malik₹15 LakhsWPT Unreal ₹1 Crore GTDAdda52
Vaibhav 'alienrobot' Sharma₹7.65 LakhsWPT Gladiator ₹30 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam₹7.08 LakhsSunday Superstack ₹40 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Anuj 'tittooTauji' Yadav₹6.64 LakhsThe Elite ₹30 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Harsh 'BuddhaBhikari' Dembla₹6.60 LakhsWPT Friday Feature ₹20 Lakhs GTDAdda52
bluechipp₹6.34 LakhsDestiny ₹23 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Rishab 'rish1994' Malik₹5.03 LakhsWPT Wednesday Rush ₹20 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Manesh 'TEAMfromHELL' Rathod₹4.90 LakhsWPT 3000 ₹15 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Kanchan 'Kanchansharma' Sharma₹4.88 LakhsBSS SuperStack ₹20 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan₹4.43 LakhsWPT Deepstack ₹17 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Vaibhav ‘WakhraSwagNi’ Sharma₹4.32 LakhsThe Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Dhinesh ‘dhineshrocky007’ Kumar₹4.14 LakhsThe Weekly HighRoller ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
abhijay786nov₹3.50 LakhsThe Mint ₹14 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni₹3.32 LakhsSunday Highroller ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood₹3.07 LakhsSunday Special - Progressive KO ₹18 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj₹2.69 LakhsMega Stack ₹16.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Royalflush84₹2.52 LakhsThe Endeavour ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
asdfmrinal₹2.52 LakhsHighroller ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Siddarth 'PeterPunter' Singhvi₹2.52 LakhsOFC Fantasy Series #3 - High Roller ₹8 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma₹2.46 LakhsBounty Builder HR ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Devrat 'Vickypune' Singh₹2.38 LakhsWPT PLO Bounty ₹5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Hiesenberg07₹2.21 LakhsWPT Mini 6-Max ₹8 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Devang ‘laila’ Yadav₹2.11 LakhsThe Pride ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Debapriya 'debapriya_12345' Manna₹1.98 LakhsIron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTDAdda52
asdfmrinal₹1.93 LakhsUppercut [6-Max] MAGIC Edition ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Arun 'vazharmorghulis' Sriram₹1.85 LakhsFuturistic ₹9.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Niteen 'niteenplus' Raj₹1.83 LakhsWPT Hustle ₹5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Myron 'zzzzz369' Pereira₹1.50 LakhsWPT Moonlight ₹6 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Unbelievebleluck₹1.50 LakhsDVS Main ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam₹1.46 LakhsThe Big Show ₹7.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Sushil 'lex_veldi82' Kumar₹1.41 LakhsReCharge ₹8 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
denoi₹1.38 LakhsWednesday Vibes ₹6 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Arsh 'Button_Hai_Bro' Grover₹1.37 LakhsBSS MonsterStack 6-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora₹1.32 LakhsDaily Sprint 7-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Sreeharsha 'DonkeyCommitted' Boneni₹1.29 LakhsBattle Royale (7-Max) ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Priyank ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ Kothari₹1.28 LakhsMoney Heist ₹8 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh₹1.17 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Kya_sceneBro₹1.17 LakhsThe Race ₹6.75 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Vijay 'VIJAYAIR01' Singh₹1.16 LakhsGrinders#40 Main Event ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Prateek "Pm1123" Ajmani₹1.08 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Vijay ‘vijay0709’ Shanmugham₹1.05 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily Sprint ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
chunu79₹1.03 Lakhs WPT Late Night ₹3.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar₹1.02 LakhsSixth Sense 5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Vinay ‘Vinstill’ Bk₹1.01 LakhsDaily Sprint 7-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
samrkhurana₹98,208Voyager ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Suresh 'Wabi-$abi' Kolli ₹96,144Night on Stars ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Karan 'Reg_Slayer' Radia₹95,500Voyager ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Suresh ‘oil_trader’ Kolli₹90,972Grinders#27 Highroller ₹6 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Giraldik₹87,705DeepStack ₹4.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj₹83,749WPT Classic ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Dinny9₹81,996WPT Classic ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Deadman2601₹82,771WPT Hustle ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Biplob ‘hellhell’ Rana₹81,276WPT Classic ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Cashton ₹80,892WPT Hustle ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari₹75,488WPT Alpha ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Vijendra ‘Sadhu16’ Kumar Sharma₹73,308WPT Late Night ₹3.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari₹72,813WPT Alpha ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Jbaat₹72,450Holdem BOOST ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi₹64,902WPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Adarsh ‘Lazygamer007’ Subham₹55,530Grinders#26 6-Max Holdem Boost ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
'jhakass2'₹55,375Monster Stack ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Priyank ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ Kothari₹55,375Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Arun ‘Devillll27’ Thakur₹55,230Grinders#17 PLO Highroller ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Rehmat ‘seinfeld’ Singh Walia₹54,900WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Clinton 'Clinton Tavares' Tavares₹48,425Deepstack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh₹48,000Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Aikansh98₹47,370Grinders#16 (6 Max) Holdem Boost ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Deepak ‘muckMeGently’ Choudhary₹46,317WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Clinton 'Clinton Tavares' Tavares₹46,087The Classic ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
‘awarahoon’₹45,000Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Ajay Malik₹44,818WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
JC1870₹43,460The Classic PKO ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Penguin071₹40,999Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ajay 'AJ14071988' Sharma₹40,768Big Bubble Rush ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Priyank ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ Kothari₹40,320Ultimate 5 Card PLO ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Siddharth ‘CARDashian66’ Kadel₹39,590Grinders#18 6-Max ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD TurboPokerBaazi
'bijlee03'₹36,330Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Arnold77₹35,380Grinders#23 PLO-5 ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
'mani761989'

₹31,984Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Dayanand ‘dayanandprass’ Prass₹31,810Grinders#24 ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Abbie1987₹29,580Daily Night Sprint ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Rohit 'kick_aasss014' Singh

₹29,145Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
'DanielNeg07'₹28,500OFC Fantasy Series #2 ₹95K GTDSpartan Poker
Abhishek 'Addysonu' Sonu₹28,455Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Sarthak '$enior@dvocate' Sharma₹25,560Epic ₹1 Lakh GTDSpartan Poker
aikansh98₹24,450PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
'tryasfuck'₹24,292Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Pratik_39₹24,265The Centurion ₹1 Lakh GTDSpartan Poker
mafia666₹24,000Epic ₹1 Lakh GTDSpartan Poker
ShaktiMaaan
₹23,278Time Tourney: 90 Minutes ₹50K GTD
PokerStars India
Bharath 'hzgod' Kumar₹21,170Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
paisenikalbc
₹20,041Total KO 100% ₹50K GTD
PokerStars India
jjain108₹18,650Daily Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Rajeev 'onlywinner007' Atal₹18,375The Centurion ₹90K GTDSpartan Poker
gauravboi
₹17,336Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD
PokerStars India
Pratik 'pratspratik' Doshi₹16,867Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
Akhilesh ‘Aone1’ Gautam₹15,540Grinders#21 6-Max ₹75K GTDPokerBaazi
SERIOUSLEE08
₹14,166Deepstack ₹50K GTD
PokerStars India
'07Lt07'₹13,370Primetime Grind ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
TheTamizhDurrr₹13,260Grinders#15 ₹60K GTDPokerBaazi
wildshark100₹13,327Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
Warning007₹12,900Hitman PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
'Chandu2'₹12,000OFC Fantasy Series #1 ₹40K GTDSpartan Poker
cr7sr₹9,535Grinders#13 ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
Sumit ‘m0ney’ Gupta₹9,535Grinders #19 ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
abarjatiya₹9,517Grinders#14 PLO ₹45K GTDPokerBaazi
Royalflush84₹9,4935-max Daily ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
Rahul 'andarkiaag' Thakur

₹9,239Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD
PokerStars India
Ravi ‘Rvjn91’ Jain₹8,362Grinders#20 ₹40K GTDPokerBaazi
Gyantidevi1₹7,753Striker ₹35K GTDSpartan Poker
Hardik240711₹4,600Sun Downer ₹10K GTDKhelo365

 

PokerBaazi Announces ₹5 Crore GTD EndBoss 2021 (October 20 24)

PokerBaazi is coming back with the second edition of India’s biggest online event, The EndBoss. Once again, the tournament features a ₹5 Crore guarantee at the buy-in of ₹11,000.

There are five starting flights to The EndBoss 2021, and the tournament assures ₹1 Crore in prize to the champion! Step satellites starting as little as ₹1 are already underway on PokerBaazi.

Read the complete report here

 

Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) Europe 2021 – Updates

The Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) Europe has completed seven of its scheduled nine events. The most recent player to win an SHRB Europe event was the Lithuanian businessman Antanas Guoga a.k.a. Tony G, who championed Event #7: $100K Short Deck for a career-best $1,169,000. This victory was his second title win at the ongoing series and comes less than a week after he took down Event #3: $25K Short Deck for $382,500.

Tony G
Tony G

 

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The other title winners at the series include Russia’s Artur Martirosian (Won Event #6: $100K NLHE for $1.40 Million), Spain’s Santi Jiang (Won Event #5: $50K Short Deck for $756K), Turkey’s Selahaddin Bedir (Won Event #4: $50K NLHE for $832K), French poker pro Johan Guilbert (Won Event #2: $25K NLHE for $506K), and 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey (Won Event #1: $25K Short Deck for $408K).

 

WSOP Online 2021

The international leg of the 2021 WSOP Online Series on GGPoker & Natural8 has already run through 22 WSOP bracelet events.

The biggest winner at the series was announced this week. Greek poker pro Alexandros Theologis defeated two-time bracelet winner Kahle Burns heads-up in Event #21: $5 Million GTD Super High Roller Championship to win his first WSOP bracelet and a career-best $1.21 Million.

Alexandros Theologis
Alexandros Theologis

 

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The other bracelet winners include Malta’s Armando D’avanzo (Won Event #22: $400 Colossus NLHE for $409K), Brazil’s Eduardo Rodrigues (Won Event #20: $1,500 Monster Stack NLHE Freezeout for $213K), Russia’s Radmir “KOPOBA” Sadirov (Won Event #18: $5,000 Short Deck Championship for $169K), and Ukrainian pro Andrii Derzhypilskyi (Won Event #19: $840 6-Handed Bounty for $154K).

 

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.

Mohammad Azhar, Ram Kakkar, Puneet Mishra, Anuj Yadav & Ankita Ajay Malik Shine Through in the Sunday Marquees

There could not have been a more thrilling end to August than what transpired last night! With the Adda52-hosted World Poker Tour (WPT) Online India on its penultimate day, two of the biggest tournaments of the series, the ₹3 Crores GTD WPT Main Event and the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal, both played down to winners.

Grabbing the day’s single biggest paycheque was Kushal Sogani, who took down the WPT Main Event for a career-defining ₹47.45 Lakhs. The former Full House Finale also final-tabled the WPT 3000, cumulatively banking ₹48.82 Lakhs.

The first-ever NPS Champion Mohammad Azhar came close to capturing yet another Main Event title (his second in two months) but ultimately settled for a runner-up finish worth ₹34.09 Lakhs. Two more ITM finishes boosted his Sunday winnings to ₹34.34 Lakhs.

Ram Kakkar (3rd for ₹24.51 Lakhs) and Puneet Mishra (4th for ₹17.62 Lakhs) were the other WPT Main Event final table finishers to bank seven-figure payouts.

Running alongside the WPT Main Event was the WPT Unreal. The marathon event finally culminated last night after declaring a winner in Ankita Malik. Claiming her career-fourth WPT title, Malik outlasted Simran Sharma (2nd for ₹10 Lakhs) and her own husband, Gagandeep Singh (3rd for ₹8 Lakhs) on the FT to claim a career-best ₹15 Lakhs payday. A rising star in the domestic poker circuit, Ankita Malik’s incredible run is an inspiration for many up-and-coming players, especially women who struggle to find their footing in the industry.

Young Gun Anuj Yadav won Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire title, becoming the eighth player in our database to win weekend flagship twice. He earned a top prize of ₹17.24 Lakhs (cumulatively) after defeating Sachin Sharma (2nd for ₹9.27 Lakhs) heads-up. The 25-year-old Yadav joins Manoj Pentakota, Phanindra Akkina, Sriharsha Doddapaneni, Manish Lakhotia, Gaurav Sood, and Arsh Grover in the elite two-time Millionaire champion’s club.

If Ankita Malik’s WPT Unreal win was inspiring, then Young Gun Kanchan Sharma‘s consistent form is equally motivating. The former Destiny winner was in stellar form yesterday as she championed PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹4.88 Lakhs. She wrapped up her Sunday run with a career-best ₹10.88 Lakhs in total winnings on the back of another three deep runs.

Anujkumar Kodam was another Young Gun who joined the Sunday winner’s list after taking down Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹7.09 Lakhs.

Manesh Rathod, Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal Patni, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, Niteen Raj, Young Gun Arsh Grover, Vijay Singh, Pradip Ghosh, Raman Arora, Anish Arora, Clinton Tavares, Aditya Kesharwani, Chaitanya Dhingra, Hemant Meena, and Sumit Gupta won the other Sunday marquees!

Here are the Sunday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s final The Millionaire edition of August came to a close last night. The weekend flagship registered a guarantee-crushing 2,010 participants, surpassing its listed guarantee by ₹50,000. Only 297 qualifying stacks made it to Day 2, and the list included 209 unique players. The final confrontation over the title was between the recent IOPC July 20201 Leaderboard topper, Young Gun Anuj ‘titooTauji’ Yadav, and Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma. Yadav, who had placed runner-up in The Big Deal and the Highroller on Thursday before winning The Elite for the second time on Friday, bagged the prized title and a whopping ₹16.83 Lakhs! Sharma conceded to a runner-up finish worth ₹9.27 Lakhs.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

The 25-year-old Anuj Yadav has emerged as one of the poker powerhouses on the domestic felts. He crushed it in the 11th edition of the IOPC (July edition), landing himself five IOPC titles alongside a third-place finish in the IOPC – The Crown. Last April, Yadav had championed The Millionaire Legends for ₹42.93 Lakhs. He had brought five qualifying stacks to Day 2 of The Millionaire yesterday and scored through all of them. Yadav also placed 148th for ₹11,658, 212nd for ₹10,553, 274th for ₹9,045, 288th for ₹9,045, to collectively earn ₹17.24 Lakhs in the event.

Joining the Sunday list of winners was another of our Young Gun’s, Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam. The 32-year-old player is the first-ever MoneyMaker winner and a former Millionaire champion. Last night, Kodam ran past a 403-player field to win the ₹11,000 entry buy-in Sunday Superstack for ₹7.09 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with ‘MysticRiver’ (2nd for ₹6.36 Lakhs).

Anujkumar Kodam
Anujkumar Kodam

 

The third Sunday headliner on Spartan Poker, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Money Heist, registered a turnout of 692 entrants, overlaying ₹38,800. Priyank ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ Kothari proved the eventual champion and won the ₹1.29 Lakhs up top, following a heads-up deal with Rahul ‘iLiSHMaCh’ Sahni (2nd for ₹1.23 Lakhs).

Priyank Kothari
Priyank Kothari

 

Priyank Kothari ITMed another five events yesterday, padding his bankroll by a cumulative ₹1.99 Lakhs. He presently boasts ₹3.33 Crore in lifetime winnings.

Spartan Poker ran the ₹17 Lakhs GTD OFC Festival from August 27 to 29. Headlining the action on the final day was the ₹3 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #9 Main Event – Pineapple OH. Sumit K Newsharkintown’ Dogra bested the 107-player field to win the Main Event title for ₹93,572, defeating ‘pokergambit’ (2nd for ₹67,410) in the heads-up showdown.

‘Sanu15’ (Won the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Reloaded for ₹42,300), ‘DOT Com’ (Won ₹1.15 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #8 – Pineapple OH for ₹36,225), Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain (Won ₹70K GTD OFC Fantasy Series #7 Pineapple OH for ₹22,050) and Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar (Won ₹75K GTD Sunday Deep Freeze for ₹21,863) were the other Sunday winners on Spartan Poker.

Paras Jain
Paras Jain

 

DanielNeg07’ topped the ₹2 Lakhs-added OFC Fantasy Series leaderboard to win ₹50,000 in bonus money. ‘Asalie ‘AcesOnDeck’ Peseyie and ‘Honey17890’ won ₹35,000 and ₹30,000 respectively, for rounding out the top three on the OFC Fantasy Series leaderboard.

OFC Fantasy Series Final Leaderboard Standings

RankPlayerPrize Amount (BM)
1DanielNeg07₹50,000
2Asalie 'AcesOnDeck' Peseyie₹35,000
3Honey17890₹30,000
4Ravi 'Rvjn91' Jain₹25,000
5Hemanshu 'CM.PUNK2412' Tandon₹20,000
6darklust₹15,000
7Paras 'AAKKQQJJ' Jain₹10,000
8Sumit 'Newsharkintown' Dogra₹7,000
9Siddarth 'PeterPunter' Singhvi₹5,000
10DOT Com₹3,000

 

PokerBaazi

Spearheading the Sunday schedule on PokerBaazi was the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack. The former Destiny winner, Young Gun Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma, took down the title – her first time winning the event – netting a personal best (on PokerBaazi) ₹4.88 Lakhs. She beat Shashank ‘shashank171992’ Mehrotra (2nd for ₹3.42 Lakhs) heads-up.

Kanchan Sharma
Kanchan Sharma

 

Kanchan Sharma was one of the top Sunday winners and posted three more ITM scores, banking a career-best ₹10.88 Lakhs (cumulatively).

Her scores include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹4.88 Lakhs

> 4th & 88th in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire for ₹4.60 Lakhs & ₹17,990 (₹4.78 Lakhs cumulatively)

> 39th in Adda52’s WPT Main Event for ₹91,800

> 36th in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹27,807

Kanchan Sharma’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.34 Crores| Annual Winnings: ₹1.65 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹54.73 Lakhs

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS MonsterStack 6-Max registered 233 entries to surpass its advertised guarantee by ₹82,500. The former IOPC SHR runner-up finisher and the #2 ranked player of 2020, Young Gun Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover, toppled the former IOPC – Mega Stack winner Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (2nd for ₹96,171) heads-up to clinch the title for ₹1.37 Lakhs.

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover

 

The third most profitable player of the year (currently), Grover crossed the money line in three more events yesterday, earning a cumulative ₹2.64 Lakhs. His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.93 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.42 Crores| Annual Winnings: ₹2.49 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹1.20 Crores | Ranked #5 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

Sunday also brought an end to the Baazi Grinders Series. The featured event of the budget series, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Grinders#40 Main Event, saw Vijay ‘VIJAYAIR01’ Singh decimating a guarantee-crushing 618-entry strong field to win a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹1.17 Lakhs. The user ‘stonedurr’ came second for ₹81,885. Singh boosted his lifetime winnings to ₹11.75 Lakhs (₹90,401 in profits) with this win.

Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani (Won Grinders#39 6-Max ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹28,707), Hemant ‘hkm2828’ Meena (Won Grinders#41 WTB ₹80K GTD for ₹15,720), Sumit ‘m0ney’ Gupta (Won Grinders#38 ₹65K GTD for ₹13,020), ‘molik06’ (Won Grinders#42 Turbo ₹50K GTD for ₹10,575), and ‘Samrudra55’ (Won Grinders#37 ₹15K GTD for ₹2,861) won the other titles on the last day of the Baazi Grinders Series.

Aditya Kesharwani
Aditya Kesharwani

 

Anish ‘PapaNegreanu’ Arora (Won BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,413), ‘TheTamizhDurrr’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹37,305), ‘Moneyhoneymoney’ (Won BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,921), and Chaitanya ‘chaitanyadhingra’ Dhingra (Won BSS Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹25,290), and ‘Mimoh’ (Won PLO Daily ₹40K GTD for ₹11,820) won the other Sunday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

Adda52

Sunday was an eventful one on Adda52, with the site hosting the penultimate day’s action of the WPT Online India Series. There were nine events on the tap, and all of them crowned champions.

The crème de la crème of the series, the ₹3 Crores GTD WPT Main Event, finally played down to a winner. It took seven hours and 34 minutes for Adda52 reg Kushal ‘dimaria7’ Sogani to come out on top and walked away with a life-altering ₹47.45 Lakhs payday! Besides the WPT Online India trophy, Sogani will also receive a Hublot watch and a WPT Passport worth $5,000.

Kushal Sogani
Kushal Sogani

 

The former Full House champion was on a rampage as they also final-tabled WPT 3000, finishing fourth for ₹1.37 Lakhs, netting ₹48.82 Lakhs cumulatively. Kushal Sogani now has ₹80.73 Lakhs in online winnings on Adda52, with ₹70.74 Lakhs in net profits.

Winning the WPT Main Event is undoubtedly a mammoth achievement; however, Mohammad ‘blankspace’ Azhar’s runner-up finish for ₹34.09 Lakhs was equally commendable. The NPS Main Event champion was a hair’s breadth away from claiming yet another grand title in just over two months.

Runner-up Mohammad Azhar
Runner-up Mohammad Azhar

 

Mohammad Azhar also cashed in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire (108th for ₹23,618) and PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (100th for ₹1,250), pocketing ₹34.34 Lakhs in overall Sunday earnings.

Mohammad Azhar’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.35 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹82.31 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹1.84 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹1.10 Crores

The WPT Main Event final table comprised of quite a few familiar names, including Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (3rd for ₹24.51 Lakhs), Puneet ‘j4jolly’ Mishra (4th for ₹17.62 Lakhs), Apratim ‘checmate’ Sharma (6th for ₹9.11 Lakhs) and Abhimanyu ‘PsychoDrama’ Mittal (7th for ₹6.55 Lakhs).

Ram Kakkar
Ram Kakkar

 

While the WPT Main Event was unquestionably the magnum opus of the series, the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal was arguably the show-stealer. The affordable ₹499 buy-in tourney ran for the entirety of the series, from August 1 to 30, hosting a total of 30 flights and registered 19,568 entries. Day 2 began with 2,048 runners, of which only 2,000 were slated to finish in the money.

The tourney commenced at 7 PM, and in a little less than eight hours of play, Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Malik navigated her way to the top to become the first-ever WPT Unreal champion! Clinching her career-fourth WPT Online title (her third at the series), Malik also banked a career-best ₹15 Lakhs payday. Simran ‘killerinstincts’ Sharma finished runner-up for ₹10 Lakhs, and Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh, who happens to be Ankita Malik’s husband, placed third for ₹8 Lakhs.

Ankita Ajay Malik
Ankita Ajay Malik

 

Ankita Malik had previously shipped the WPT Mini 6-Max on November 15, the WPT Multiplier on August 9, and the WPT Daily Warmup on August 25. She scored in two other events yesterday, raking in ₹15.02 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Her stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹72 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹31.89 Lakhs

Manesh ‘TEAMfromHELL’ Rathod took down the other Sunday marquee, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT 3000, for a personal-best ₹4.90 Lakhs, with ‘babyiamhere’ placing second for ₹2.84 Lakhs. Rathod also finished 35th in the WPT Main Event for ₹91,800, ending the day with ₹5.82 Lakhs in cumulative earnings. He now has ₹34.16 Lakhs (across Adda52 & Spartan Poker) in online winnings.

Friday’s WPT Classic winner, Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj, won the ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Hustle for ₹1.84 Lakhs, while yesterday`s WPT Multiplier champion ‘peacelover’ (anonymity requested) came second for ₹1.05 Lakhs. Niteen Raj now has ₹25.38 Lakhs in tracked online winnings.

‘peacelover’ (Won WPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹90,063), Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (Won WPT Late Night PKO ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹81,276), and Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora (Won WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹63,013) shipped the final WPT titles of the series.

Pradip Ghosh
Pradip Ghosh

 

The race to top the WPT Mega Leaderboard standings ran neck-to-neck for the last few days, but in the end, Raghav ‘FuckedUpLife’ Siddalinga held on to his lead. He cashed a total of 49 times in the series and won four titles accumulating 1,334 points, enough to pip the competition to win ₹8 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (1,235 points) placed second for ₹5 Lakhs, and his teammate Ankit ‘d00mtr003r’ Wadhawan (1,228 points) took third place in standings to win ₹3.25 Lakhs.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

Final WPT Mega Leaderboard Standings

RankPlayerPrize Amount
1Raghav 'FuckedUpLife' Siddalanga₹8,00,000
2Ashish 'rocky3705' Ahuja₹5,00,000
3Ankit 'd00mtr003r' Wadhawan₹3,25,000
4Devrat 'vickypune' Singh₹2,00,000
5Anant 'Pro_baba' Purohit₹1,50,000
6Arjanveer 'arjan30' Singh Chadha₹1,20,000
7Kunal 'FoatToMyBoat' Patni₹1,00,000
8Ritwik 'ritwik27' Khanna₹83,000
9Gaurav 'gauravarod' Sood₹70,000
10Arsh 'BigggTymeR' Grover₹55,000

Besides the WPT Mega leaderboard, two other leaderboards were running – the WPT Mini and WPT Micro leaderboards.

WPT Hustle champion Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj (2,658 points) topped the WPT Mini leaderboard standings, earning an additional ₹2.55 Lakhs in leaderboard prizes. ‘Indianthug’ (2,631 points) received ₹1.80 Lakhs for placing second, while the WPT Unreal winner, Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Ajay Malik (2,583 points), ranked third for ₹1.15 Lakhs.

Niteen Raj
Niteen Raj

 

The WPT Micro leaderboard was taken down by Satbir ‘satbir2222’ Singh (4,541 points) for ₹1.50 Lakhs. ‘amanpoker27’ (4,353 points for ₹1.08 Lakhs) and Pramila ‘aurora999’ Arora (4,244 points for ₹70,000) secured the following two ranks.

But wait, the WPTOI isn’t over yet! Day 30 of the series will host two exciting SNGs, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD WPT Winners SNG and the ₹3 Lakhs GTD WPT Bubble SNG. So, stay tuned to see who wins these tourneys!

 

PokerStars India

The biggest Sunday draw on PokerStars India, the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO, filled in ₹2.55 Lakhs in overlays after 309 entrants bought in for ₹5,500. After over eight hours of play, the winningest player of the country, Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood, came out on top to win ₹3.07 Lakhs. The Deepstack championThucydidezz’ placed second for ₹2.32 Lakhs!

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

It was a red-letter day for the dentist-turned poker pro Gaurav Sood, who became the first player in Indian history to breach the ₹10 Crores mark in online winnings! The 25-year-old poker prodigy lapped up ₹4.93 Lakhs in total last night and his other deep runs included:

> 15th in The Millionaire for ₹1.29 Lakhs*

> 144th in WPT India Main Event for ₹56,121

Gaurav Sood’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹10.01 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.22 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹3.30 Crores | Ranked #1 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings, Annual Profits, and Lifetime Profits.

Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni championed the other Sunday marquee on PokerStars India, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller for ₹3.32 Lakhs after prevailing over Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra (2nd for ₹2.56 Lakhs) in the heads-up clash.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

 

Kunal Patni’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.13 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.05 Crores | Ranked #4 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The event crushed its listed guarantee by ₹1.50 Lakhs (a 10% surplus) after clocking in 165 entrants who bought in for ₹11,000. The top 20 places walked past the money line.

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush found a champion in site loyalist Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares, who earned a paycheck of ₹41,659 after prevailing over Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer (2nd for ₹27,594) in the heads-up clash. The two-time The Classic champion, Tavares, breached the ₹27 Lakhs mark in lifetime earnings last night. The event generated a ₹2.21 Lakhs prize pool after clocking in 177 participants, and the top 29 places got paid.

Clinton Tavares
Clinton Tavares

 

‘Stanoneil86’ (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹28,631), ‘Dangerousdaku’ (Won Sunday Warm-Up ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹28,538), ‘Xbox0710‘ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹25,394), and Sunday Special runner-up finisher ‘Thucydidezz’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,809) were the other Sunday winners on PokerStars India.

 

PokerDangal

The centerpiece of PokerDangal’s Dangal Value Series (DVS), the ₹10 Lakhs GTD DVS Main Event, was rescheduled after a technical disruption with the client last Sunday. Last night, the 109 survivors returned to the felts to play down to a champion, and taking the title home was the user ‘Unbelievebleluck,’ who won a cash prize of ₹1.50 Lakhs after defeating ‘flashsurya’ (2nd for ₹1.20 Lakhs) in the heads-up clash.

The other Sunday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj₹1.84 LakhsWPT Hustle ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
peacelover₹90,063WPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh₹81,276WPT Late Night PKO ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora₹63,013WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Anish 'PapaNegreanu' Arora₹53,413BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Sanu15Reloaded ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares₹41,659Big Bubble Rush 2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
TheTamizhDurrr
₹37,305Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
DOT Com₹36,225OFC Fantasy Series #8 – Pineapple OH ₹1.15 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Aditya 'KesarDa' Kesharwani₹28,707Grinders#39 6-Max ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Moneyhoneymoney₹27,921BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Chaitanya 'chaitanyadhingra' Dhingra₹25,290BSS Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain₹22,050OFC Fantasy Series #7 Pineapple OH ₹70K GTDSpartan Poker
Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar₹21,863Sunday Deep Freeze ₹75K GTDSpartan Poker
Hemant 'hkm2828' Meena₹15,720Grinders#41 WTB ₹80K GTDPokerBaazi
Sumit 'm0ney' Gupta₹13,020Grinders#38 ₹65K GTDPokerBaazi
Mimoh₹11,820PLO Daily ₹40K GTDPokerBaazi
molik06₹10,575Grinders#42 Turbo ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
Samrudra55₹2,861Grinders#37 ₹15K GTDPokerBaazi

 

WPT India Main Event 3 Crores GTD Final – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹16,500

Survivors – 227

Prize Pool – ₹3,00,00,000

Places Paid – 197

The biggest draw of Sunday, the ₹3 Crores GTD WPT Main Event, found a champion last night in former Full House champion Kushal dimaria7 Sogani, who won a jaw-dropping ₹47.45 Lakhs, the WPT Online India trophy, a Hublot watch, and a WPT Passport worth $5,000.

Sogani also finished fourth in the WPT 3000 for ₹1.37 Lakhs, improving his recorded winnings on Adda52 to ₹80.73 Lakhs, and ₹70.74 Lakhs in net profits.

The NPS Main Event champion Mohammad ‘blankspace’ Azhar placed runner-up for ₹34.09 Lakhs.

Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (3rd for ₹24.51 Lakhs), Puneet j4jolly Mishra (4th for ₹17.62 Lakhs), Apratim ‘checmate’ Sharma (6th for ₹9.11 Lakhs) and Abhimanyu PsychoDrama Mittal (7th for ₹6.55 Lakhs) also FT-ed the event.

A total of 227 survivors from across 10 starting flights returned for Day 2, and only 197 places got paid, with a min-cash worth ₹56,121.

Final Table Results

  1. Kushal ‘dimaria7’ Sogani – ₹47,45,478
  2. Mohammad ‘blankspace’ Azhar – ₹34,09,320
  3. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – ₹24,51,330
  4. Puneet ‘j4jolly’ Mishra – ₹17,62,527
  5. deep1221 – ₹12,67,269
  6. Apratim ‘checmate’ Sharma – ₹9,11,178
  7. PsychoDrama – ₹6,55,143
  8. Abhimanyu ‘PsychoDrama’ Mittal – ₹4,71,054

 

The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD Day 2 Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 1,068

Re-entries – 255

Re-buys – 687

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,50,000

Places Paid – 295

August ended on a high note on Spartan Poker with the final ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire edition of the month registered 2,010 entries across five starting flights – 10 more than the 2000 player guarantee. A total of 297 qualifying stacks (209 unique players) converged for Day 2 on Sunday.

Making his way past the competition was Young Gun Anuj ‘titooTauji’ Yadav, who beat Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma heads-up to add a career-second Millionaire win to his name, alongside the top prize of ₹16.83 Lakhs. Sharma finished runner-up for ₹9.27 Lakhs.

A former The Millionaire Legends champion, Anuj Yadav, has been in indomitable form since last month. He captured five titles at the IOPC July edition to emerge as the series topper. Before the weekend began, Yadav had already picked up momentum and posted two runner-up finishes in The Big Deal and the Highroller on Thursday. He also won the Friday flagship The Elite.

Yadav brought five qualifying stacks to Day 2 of The Millionaire and scored through all of them, placing 148th for ₹11,658, 212nd for ₹10,553, 274th for ₹9,045, 288th for ₹9,045, to cumulatively collect ₹17.24 Lakhs in the event.

The final table was choc-a-bloc with seasoned runners, and most of them scored multiple times. This included Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani (3rd for ₹6.41 Lakhs, 161st for ₹11,658, 287th for ₹9,045), Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma (4th for ₹6.41 Lakhs, 88th for ₹17,990), Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (6th for ₹3.08 Lakhs, 138th for ₹13,065, 154th for ₹11,658), and Usman ‘Witty.White’ Alam (8th for ₹1.66 Lakhs, 204th for ₹10,553).

Amit Suresh ‘Kavipri’ Gehani (8th for ₹1.27 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassadors Ankit ‘Shippament’ Wadhawan (10th for ₹1.06 Lakhs, 13th for ₹94,571) and Gokul ‘The Greek Freak’ Raj (11th for ₹1.06 Lakhs), Mohitkumar Sunilkumar ‘FloatingMonkey’ Bohra (14th for ₹84,521), Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (15th for ₹84,521, 26th for ₹44,823), Advait ‘GTfO18’ Rajguru (16th for ₹74,471), Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram (17th for ₹85,023, 209th for ₹10,551), Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita (19th for ₹64,421) and Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (20th for ₹85,727, 71st for ₹21,306) were the other players who ran deep in the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Anuj ‘titooTauji’ Yadav – ₹16,83,375
  2. Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma – ₹9,26,610
  3. Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani – ₹6,41,190
  4. Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma – ₹4,60,290
  5. Thodi Mariada Rakhiye – ₹3,82,101
  6. Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha – ₹3,08,334
  7. Chen_Khulli_Ki_Maiin – ₹2,36,175
  8. Usman ‘Witty.White’ Alam – ₹1,66,428

 

WPT Unreal 1 Crore GTD Day 2 Adda52

Buy-in – ₹499

Entries – 16,943

Re-entries – 2,626

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,00,000

Places Paid – 2000

The ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal was bound to set a new benchmark in the country, and the event pretty much lived up to expectations. The marathon event managed to register a blistering 19,569 total entries over 30 starting flights, filling in ₹11.94 Lakhs in overlays. Day 2 had 2,048 runners in the fray after adopting the best stack forward concept, and only 2,000 of them got paid.

After all was done and dusted in this month-long event, the upcoming player Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Malik cemented her name as the first-ever WPT Unreal champion, winning a career-best ₹15 Lakhs, her first WPT Online trophy, and fourth WPT Online title.

With two more ITM finishes under her belt, Malik posted ₹15.02 Lakhs in Sunday earnings, touching ₹36.50 Lakhs in recorded winnings this year (₹8.73 Lakhs in annual profit).

A lady player from Pune, Simran killerinstincts’ Sharma (2nd for ₹10 Lakhs) and Ankita`s husband Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh (3rd for ₹8 Lakhs), secured podium finishes in the event.

Pavan ‘Pawan131’ Kumar placed sixth for ₹3.75 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Malik – ₹15,00,000
  2. Simran ‘killerinstincts’ Sharma – ₹10,00,000
  3. Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh – ₹8,00,000
  4. Slimshady17 – ₹6,00,000
  5. docaru1986 – ₹4,50,000
  6. Pavan ‘Pawan131’ Kumar – ₹3,75,000
  7. mishrasudeep0108 – ₹2,50,000
  8. rockstar2424 – ₹1,50,000

 

Sunday Superstack ₹40 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 200

Re-entries – 78

Re-buys – 125

Prize Pool – ₹40,30,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker`s Sunday mainstay, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack, attracted 411 runners on its latest run, recording eight entries less than last week. The event could still collect a profitable ₹40.30 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Young Gun Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam played his stack to the finish line and eventually chopped the title heads-up for ₹7.09 Lakhs. ‘MysticRiver’ placed runner-up for ₹6.36 Lakhs, courtesy of the deal.

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh (5th for ₹2.49 Lakhs), Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (6th for ₹1.88 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai (7th for ₹1.38 Lakhs) and Rahul ‘sttoned’ Kumar (8th for ₹1.02 Lakhs) were the other known players on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam – ₹7,08,769*
  2. MysticRiver – ₹6,36,444*
  3. PradhanLi – ₹3,92,925
  4. ITMiser – ₹3,17,161
  5. Laksh Pal ‘LuckyBhai$’ Singh – ₹2,48,651
  6. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – ₹1,88,201
  7. Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai – ₹1,38,229
  8. Rahul ‘sttoned’ Kumar – ₹1,01,556

*denotes heads-up deal

 

BSS SuperStack 20 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 236

Re-entries – 250

Prize Pool – ₹24,30,000

Places Paid – 54

PokerBaazi’s signature Sunday tourney, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, was championed by the former Destiny winner Young Gun Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma for a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹4.88 Lakhs. Shashank ‘shashank171992’ Mehrotra came second for ₹3.42 Lakhs.

Kanchan Sharma finished ITM in three more events, including an FT score in The Millionaire (4th & 88th for ₹4.78 Lakhs cumulatively), netting a career-best ₹10.88 Lakhs (cumulatively).

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in event registered 486 runners, crushing its listed guarantee by a comfortable ₹4.30 Lakhs (over 20% more than its advertised guarantee).

Dishani ‘Dishvish’ Vijay (3rd for ₹2.20 Lakhs), Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria (4th for ₹1.63 Lakhs), Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar (5th for ₹1.22 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj (6th for ₹97,929), and WPT India Main Event third-place finisher Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar (7th for ₹81,648) also FT-ed the event.

Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹48,843.

Final Table Results

  1. Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma – ₹4,88,430
  2. Shashank ‘shashank171992’ Mehrotra – ₹3,42,387
  3. Dishani ‘Dishvish’ Vijay – ₹2,20,158
  4. Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria – ₹1,62,810
  5. Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar – ₹1,22,229
  6. Gokul ‘Nygma’ Raj – ₹97,929
  7. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – ₹81,648
  8. tigeronhunt1995 – ₹65,124

 

Sunday Special – Progressive KO 18 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 171

Re-entries – 138

Total Prize Pool – ₹18,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹10,27,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹7,72,500

Places Paid – 34

Young Gun Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood set a new benchmark last night by becoming the first player to cross the ₹10 Crore mark in online winnings. Getting him to this landmark figure was his inspiring run in PokerStars India’s Sunday flagship, the ₹18 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO. Sood shipped the event for ₹3.07 Lakhs after besting yesterday`s Deepstack champion Thucydidezz’ (2nd for ₹2.32 Lakhs) heads-up.

The 5 PM event recorded a starting field of 309 entrants, who coughed up ₹5,500 to enter, leaving an overlay of ₹2.55 Lakhs.

Pavan ‘Rootahua Macchi’ Kiran B (3rd for ₹1.52 Lakhs), Sunday Highroller champion Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni (4th for ₹90,161), and Abhimanyu ‘fraudscheme’ Mittal (7th for ₹51,032) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘3betPanda’ Sood – ₹307,494
  2. Thucydidezz – ₹232,923
  3. Pavan ‘Rootahua Macchi’ Kiran B – ₹152,890
  4. Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni – ₹90,161
  5. MrBigSlick139 – ₹76,421
  6. muttonmm – ₹54,639
  7. Abhimanyu ‘fraudscheme’ Mittal – ₹51,032
  8. kparmar – ₹27,523
  9. raghav1990 – ₹43,297

 

WPT 3000 ₹15 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹3,000

Entries – 401

Re-entries – 318

Prize Pool – ₹19,61,432

Places Paid – 72

The last ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT 3000 event of the second edition of the WPTOI declared a winner in Manesh ‘TEAMfromHELL’ Rathod. After nine long hours of play, Rathod pipped the mystery player ‘babyiamhere’ (2nd for ₹2.84 Lakhs) heads-up to collect ₹4.90 Lakhs for the win.

The ₹3,000 entry buy-in event logged in a stacked 719-entry field, crushing its listed guarantee by ₹4.61 Lakhs. The top 72 runners walked past the money line.

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha (6th for ₹68,650), long-time circuit regular Jasven ‘bajateraho’ Saigal (7th for ₹53,939), and WPT Wednesday Rush champion (August 11) Sajjan ‘haitohhai’ Barnwal (8th for ₹39,229) posted FT scores.

The WPT India Main Event champion Kushal dimaria7′ Sogani placed fourth for ₹1.37 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. Manesh ‘TEAMfromHELL’ Rathod – ₹4,90,358
  2. babyiamhere – ₹2,84,408
  3. Themaster777 – ₹1,92,220
  4. dimaria7 – ₹1,37,300
  5. arrowhead – ₹98,072
  6. Arjanveer ‘arjan30’ Singh Chadha – ₹68,650
  7. Jasven ‘bajateraho’ Saigal – ₹53,939
  8. Sajjan ‘haitohhai’ Barnwal – ₹39,229

 

Sunday Highroller 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 102

Re-entries – 63

Prize Pool – ₹16,50,000

Places Paid – 20

Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni came out trumps in PokerStars India`s Sunday Highroller and won ₹3.32 Lakhs. Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra placed second for ₹2.56 Lakhs.

The ₹11,000 entry buy-in event obliterated its advertised guarantee by almost 10% after pulling in a starting field of 165 challengers. The 7:30 PM event ended at 2:56 AM, and the top 20 places earned a payday.

PokerGuru Ambassadors Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (3rd for ₹1.97 Lakhs) and Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha (8th for ₹53,351) along with cash game streamer Aryan ‘PainProvider’ Chauhan (4th for ₹1.51 Lakhs), Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal (5th for ₹1.16 Lakhs), Anmol ‘freak_weird0’ Agarwal (7th for ₹69,293), and Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik (9th for ₹41,076) FT-ed the event.

Runner-up Sanish Chhabra
Runner-up Sanish Chhabra

 

Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘iAlwaysHaveit’ Patni – ₹3,32,650
  2. Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra – ₹2,56,117
  3. Ankit ‘b00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹1,97,192
  4. Aryan ‘PainProvider’ Chauhan – ₹1,51,823
  5. Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal – ₹1,16,893
  6. 041195 – ₹89,999
  7. Anmol ‘freak_weird0’ Agarwal – ₹69,293
  8. Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha – ₹53,351
  9. Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik – ₹41,076

 

DVS Main Day 2 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹990

Entries – 651

Re-entries – 293

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 95

PokerDangal user Unbelievebleluck shipped the ₹10 Lakhs GTD DVS Main Event title to collect ₹1.50 Lakhs. The user flashsurya placed runner-up for ₹1.20 Lakhs.

The event had 109 survivors convening after a weeklong break (due to technical issues), and the top 95 places got paid.

 

Money Heist ₹8 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,200

Entries – 347

Re-entries – 120

Re-buys – 225

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 63

Spartan Poker`s 9 PM attraction, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Money Heist, had to fill in ₹38,800 in overlays after only 692 participants signed up to play. The action continued till 5.22 AM, and things went down the wire after the final two players shook hands on a deal.

The former EndBoss finalist Priyank ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ Kothari was awarded the title and ₹1.29 Lakhs. Rahul ‘iLiSHMaCh’ Sahni placed runner-up for ₹1.23 Lakhs.

The Money Heist win was Priyank Kothari’s 20th title victory this year, and boosted his online scorecard to ₹3.33 Crores.

Rishab ‘radda’ Gupta (5th for ₹43,600), poker streamer Shobhit ‘569poker’ Bhargava (7th for ₹25,680), and actor-cum-poker player Siddhanth ‘Liu Kang’ Kapoor (8th for ₹18,240) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Priyank ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ Kothari – ₹1,28,906*
  2. Rahul ‘iLiSHMaCh’ Sahni – ₹1,23,494*
  3. Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain – ₹70,000
  4. CharlieDREW – ₹55,600
  5. Rishab ‘radda’ Gupta – ₹43,600
  6. mafia666 – ₹34,160
  7. Shobhit ‘569poker’ Bhargava – ₹25,680
  8. Siddhanth ‘Liu Kang’ Kapoor – ₹18,240

*denotes heads-up deal

 

WPT Hustle ₹5 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 504

Re-entries – 294

Prize Pool – ₹7,98,000

Places Paid – 82

Spiking its prize pool guarantee by ₹1 Lakh, the last WPT Hustle event at the series logged in a mammoth 798 participants, creating a guarantee-bursting ₹7.98 Lakhs prize pool.

Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj clinched the title to win ₹1.84 Lakhs, besting ‘peacelover’ (anonymity requested) heads-up. The latter netting ₹1.05 Lakhs for his second-place finish.

Niteen Raj topped the WPT Mini leaderboard standings, raking in an additional ₹2.55 Lakhs in prize money.

Meanwhile, the runner-up finisher ‘peacelover’ was gunning for their second WPT title of Sunday, having earlier won the WPT Multiplier for ₹90,063.

Friday’s Grinders#27 Highroller runner-up finisher Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi (5th for ₹37,905) & Rishabh ‘rishabh002’ Gupta (6th for ₹26,254) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Niteen ‘niteenplus’ Raj – ₹1,83,540
  2. peacelover – ₹1,05,336
  3. abhikumar8299 – ₹71,820
  4. Sophiacooper07 – ₹54,264
  5. Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi – ₹37,905
  6. Rishabh ‘rishabh002’ Gupta – ₹26,254
  7. msrachit – ₹19,950
  8. void191 – ₹15,162

 

BSS MonsterStack 6-Max 5 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 129

Re-entries – 104

Prize Pool – ₹5,82,500

Places Paid – 27

Young Gun Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover outran the 233-player field in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD BSS#3 MonsterStack 6-Max to win ₹1.37 Lakhs. The former IOPC – Mega Stack winner Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj came second for ₹96,171.

Shashank ‘Iverson003’ Shekhar (3rd for ₹61,862), Maria ‘MariaKirloskar’ Kirloskar (4th for ₹45,785), Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari (5th for ₹34,368), and last night`s Money Heist champion Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari (7th for ₹22,834) also FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Vinayak Bajaj
Runner-up Vinayak Bajaj

 

Final Table Results

  1. Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover – ₹1,37,062
  2. Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj – ₹96,171
  3. Shashank ‘Iverson003’ Shekhar – ₹61,862
  4. Maria ‘MariaKirloskar’ Kirloskar – ₹45,785
  5. Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari – ₹34,368
  6. Ashutosh.anand7 – ₹27,494
  7. Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari – ₹22,834

 

Grinders#40 Main Event 5 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 309

Re-entries – 309

Prize Pool – ₹6,18,000

Places Paid – 72

Vijay ‘VIJAYAIR01’ Singh was the last player standing in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Grinders#40 Main Event and won a personal-best (on PokerBaazi) ₹1.17 Lakhs. Singh defeated ‘stonedurr’ heads-up, with the latter earning ₹81,885.

Pankaj ‘Jmdpanku’ Sharma (3rd for ₹52,654), Sanjay ‘raskolnikov’ Chauudhury (4th for ₹38,996), Vishal ‘Darky’ Ojha (6th for ₹23,422), Nathaniel ‘ante2410’ Fancon (7th for ₹19,529), and Sreeharsha ‘yUDdam’ Boneni (8th for ₹15,574) posted FT scores.

Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹11,680.

Final Table Results

  1. Vijay ‘VIJAYAIR01’ Singh – ₹1,16,802
  2. stonedurr – ₹81,885
  3. Pankaj ‘Jmdpanku’ Sharma – ₹52,654
  4. Sanjay ‘raskolnikov’ Chauudhury – ₹38,996
  5. nimbupani – ₹29,231
  6. Vishal ‘Darky’ Ojha – ₹23,422
  7. Nathaniel ‘ante2410’ Fancon – ₹19,529
  8. Sreeharsha ‘yUDdam’ Boneni – ₹15,574

 

OFC Fantasy Series #09 Main Event 3 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 44

Re-entries – 24

Re-buys – 39

Prize Pool – ₹3,21,000

Places Paid – 9

The three-day-long ₹17 Lakhs GTD OFC Festival came to a finish on Sunday, and the biggest attraction on the schedule was the ₹3 Lakhs GTD OFC Fantasy Series #9 Main Event – Pineapple OH.

The event registered 107 entrants (after re-entries and re-buys) to collect a ₹3.21 Lakhs prize pool. Sumit K Newsharkintown’ Dogra proved the eventual champion and won ₹93,572, with Suresh pokergambit’ Kolli finishing runner-up for ₹67,410.

Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (4th for ₹33,063), Kiran ‘KingAA’ Kumar (6th for ₹19,902), and Paras ‘AAKKQQJJ’ Jain (8th for ₹9,539) posted FT scores in the event.

 

Big Bubble Rush 2 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 91

Re-entries – 86

Prize Pool – ₹2,21,250

Places Paid – 29

PokerStars India reg Clinton ‘Clinton Tavares’ Tavares took down the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush for ₹41,659 after besting Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer (2nd for ₹27,594) in heads-up play.

The ₹1,375 entry buy-in event logged in 177 challengers to create a guarantee crushing ₹2.21 Lakhs prize pool.

Ajay ‘AJ14071988’ Sharma (4th for ₹14,894), Madhab ‘madhabpal2015’ Pal (5th for ₹7,579), Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu (6th for ₹12,586), Adwait ‘Adwait Pol’ Pol (7th for ₹6,494), Vishal ‘KeepYourC()()I_’ Sharma (8th for ₹3,775), and Yash ‘Yash9694’ Jain (9th for ₹5,181) also FT-ed the tourney!

 

Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 36

Re-entries – 6

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 5

Khelo365 user ‘7371973890’ outlasted a 42-entry field in the site`s ₹1 Lakh GTD Sunday marquee, the Big Bang, to collect ₹43,000. ‘ITISJOHNNY’ finished runner-up for ₹23,000.

 

Dominator ₹50K GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 57

Re-entries – 30

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 9

Khelo365 regular ‘nishant24k’ added ₹16,000 to their poker bankroll after conquering the ₹50K GTD Dominator last night. ‘ajaashish’ placed second for ₹10,000.

 

This report was updated at 8:30 PM on 30.08.2021.

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Online Rankings: Manish Lakhotia Trailblazing Week Pushes Him to the #1 Position on the Weekly & Annual Leaderboard Standings

In this feature, we bring you to the top three weekly, monthly, and yearly performers every Saturday. These rankings are based on cumulative winnings (cashes). However, the rankings only include players registered to our online ranking system, so if you haven’t signed up on PokerGuru yet, hurry up and register!

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The three-way tussle between Manish Lakhotia, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, and Young Gun Gaurav Sood at the top of the annual leaderboard is like a weekly viewing of ‘Jeopardy!’ – we wait with bated breath to see which of the trio will walk away with the grand prize, or in this case, capture the #1 rank, each week.

Well, with a weekly performance that saw Manish Lakhotia raking in an impressive ₹36.86 Lakhs, it comes as no surprise that not only has the Siliguri-based pro topped the weekly rankings but has also snatched the #1 rank from Laksh Pal Singh on the 2021 leaderboard standings.

Speaking of Laksh Pal Singh, the PokerGuru Staking team member might have lost the #1 position on the annual rankings to Manish Lakhotia this week after registering a relatively modest ₹6.32 Lakhs in weekly cashes. However, he continues to headline the yearly profits charts and is still the only pro sitting with over ₹1 Crore (₹1.28 Crores) in annual profits.

Young Gun Gaurav Sood fared almost similar to Laksh Pal Singh. With ₹5.71 Lakhs in weekly winnings, he has held on to the #3 position on the annual leaderboard. And also retains the #2 position on the yearly profits charts with ₹96.76 Lakhs in net profits.

Even though Manish Lakhotia has pulled up almost ₹25 Lakhs ahead of the others on the annual charts, with the inaugural National Poker Series currently underway, if Laksh Pal Singh or Gaurav Sood manage to win medals, we could easily see a change in the top order next week.

Coming back to the weekly rankings, as we mentioned earlier, Manish Lakhotia`s fantastic performance all through the week landed him at the #1 position on both the weekly and annual charts. PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan raked in over ₹30 Lakhs in just two days (Thursday and Friday) to sit behind Lakhotia on the weekly charts. He took down the NPS#30 DeepStack Championship on Thursday and almost won a second NPS Gold Medal in the NPS#36 NPS Super Highroller on Friday, netting ₹32.60 Lakhs in total earnings through the week.

Sunday`s DOPT Main Event champion Gagandeep Singh rounds out the top three on the weekly leaderboard standings.

NOTE: Because of a technical glitch in our tracking system, we will not be updating the monthly rankings this week.

Online Rankings From June 13 – 19 (Weekly Rankings)

PlayerWeekly CashesWeekly Profit
Manish Lakhotia₹36,86,411₹20,27,504
Ankit Wadhawan₹32,60,736₹12,14,453
Gagandeep Singh₹25,44,058₹23,35,296

 

Online Rankings From January 1 – June 19 (Yearly Rankings)

PlayerYearly CashesYearly Profit
Manish Lakhotia₹2,42,67,732₹84,50,859
Laksh Pal Singh₹2,17,21,890₹1,28,20,123
Gaurav Sood₹2,08,07,509₹96,76,682

 

Weekly Online Rankings

1. Manish Lakhotia

Weekly Cashes – ₹36,86,411

Weekly Profit – ₹20,27,504

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 1,365

Manish Lakhotia became the first player on our tracked database to cross ₹2 Crores in annual winnings earlier this month. While it’s been fiercely contested between him and Laksh Pal Singh for the #1 position on the yearly standings over the past few months, Lakhotia pulled almost ₹25 Lakhs ahead of Singh this week.

The Siliguri-based pro was in phenomenal form this week as he raked in a whopping ₹36.86 Lakhs, primarily on the back of his runner-up finish in the DOPT Main Event on Sunday and a third-place score in the NPS Super Highroller on Friday.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 2nd in Adda52’s Adda52 DOPT Main Event ₹1.5 Crores GTD for ₹17.93 Lakhs on June 13

– 3rd in the NPS #36 Super Highroller ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹10.74 Lakhs

– 5th in PokerStars India’s Summer Series-123 [Main Event] ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹4.76 Lakhs on June 14

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday ₹23 lakhs GTD for ₹3.13 Lakhs on June 17

Manish Lakhotia - Total Profit Graph
Manish Lakhotia – Total Profit Graph

 

 

2. Ankit Wadhawan

Weekly Cashes – ₹32,60,736

Weekly Profit – ₹12,14,453

Weekly Leaderboard Points –N/A

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan topped the charts two days in a row, i.e., on Thursday and Friday. The Chandigarh-based MTT pro bagged his first NPS Gold medal in the ₹50 Lakhs GTD NPS#30 DeepStack Championship on Thursday for ₹10.66 Lakhs, and with a runner-up finish in the Trending Thursday the same day, he added ₹13.79 Lakhs to his kitty.

The PokerGuru Staking player came strikingly close to bagging a second NPS Gold Medal the following day as he placed runner-up in the NPS#36 NPS Super Highroller for a career-best ₹16.71 Lakhs. With a week’s bounty of ₹33.61 Lakhs, Wadhawan sits at #2 on the weekly charts.

Ankit Wadhawan
Ankit Wadhawan

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 2nd in PokerBaazi’s NPS#36 NPS (6-MAX) Super Highroller ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹16.71 Lakhs on June 18

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s NPS#30 (7 MAX) DeepStack Championship ₹50 Lakhs GTD for ₹10.66 Lakhs on June 17

– 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday ₹23 lakhs GTD for ₹3.13 Lakhs on June 17

Ankit Wadhawan - Total Profit Graph
Ankit Wadhawan – Total Profit Graph

 

 

3. Gagandeep Singh

Weekly Cashes – ₹25,44,058

Weekly Profit – ₹23,35,296

Weekly Leaderboard Points – 393

The PLO cash game reg, Gagandeep Singh, has only recently got back to playing MTTs, and he had a blockbuster Sunday. The two-time DPT title winner outran a massive 1,507-entry field in the ₹1.50 Crore GTD DOPT Main Event to collect a personal-best ₹24.70 Lakhs, making him one of the weekly toppers. He cashed ₹25.44 Lakhs this week, with ₹23.35 Lakhs in net profits.

Gagandeep Singh
Gagandeep Singh

 

Top Cashes This Week

– 1st in Adda52’s Adda52 DOPT Main Event ₹1.5 Crores GTD for ₹24.70 Lakhs on June 13

Gagandeep Singh - Total Profit Graph
Gagandeep Singh – Total Profit Graph

 

NPS Super Highroller champion Satyam Prakash (Weekly Cashes – ₹24.31 Lakhs), Young Gun Arsh Grover (Weekly Cashes – ₹23.22 Lakhs), and Vinayak Bajaj (Weekly Cashes – ₹19.76 Lakhs) were the other top weekly scorers.

 

Yearly Online Rankings

1. Manish Lakhotia

Yearly Cashes – ₹2,42,67,732

Yearly Profit – ₹84,50,859

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 43,166

The competition over the #1 position on the annual leaderboard has been neck-to-neck for several months now, but Manish Lakhotia changed that trend somewhat this week. He had first featured in our ‘Online Rankings’ report in the second week of March, where he ranked third – PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh sat at #1 – and has made the weekly report every time since then. Lakhotia was the top-ranked player of the year twice in April, and more recently, the final week of May – a dominion he continued for an entire fortnight before being trumped (yet again) by Laksh Pal Singh.

Well, the Siliguri-based player reclaimed the bragging rights this week, and with aplomb. The two-time Millionaire champion topped the weekly charts with a jaw-dropping ₹36.86 Lakhs in total winnings that featured top finishes in the biggest events, namely, the DOPT Main Event and the NPS Super Highroller to pull ₹28.46 Lakhs ahead of Laksh Pal Singh.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 2nd in Adda52’s Adda52 DOPT Main Event ₹1.5 Crores GTD for ₹17.93 Lakhs on June 13

– 1st in PokerBaazi’s APT Championship ₹40 Lakhs GTD for ₹12.15 Lakhs on January 21

– 3rd in PokerBaazi’s NPS#36 NPS Super Highroller ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹10.74 Lakhs on June 17

Manish Lakhotia - Total Profit Graph
Manish Lakhotia – Total Profit Graph

 

 

2. Laksh Pal Singh

Yearly Cashes – ₹2,17,21,890

Yearly Profit – ₹1,28,20,123

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 22,351

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh had a relatively uneventful week (for his standards) with ₹6.32 Lakhs in weekly winnings and slips down to #2 on the annual charts. Despite the fall, he continues to be told the bastion of being the most profitable player of 2021 and the only one with over ₹1 Crore in annual profits.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #117 – The Crown ₹3.5 Crores GTD for ₹53.12 Lakhs on February 1

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series #8 – High Roller ₹50 Lakhs GTD for ₹17.24 Lakhs on May 6

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹14.47 Lakhs on April 11

Laksh Pal Singh - Total Profit Graph
Laksh Pal Singh – Total Profit Graph

 

 

3. Gaurav Sood

Yearly Cashes – ₹2,08,07,509

Yearly Profit – ₹96,76,682

Yearly Leaderboard Points – 33,007

Like Laksh Pal Singh, Young Gun Gaurav Sood also had an average week with ₹5.71 Lakhs in cumulative earnings, headlined by his winning run in Spartan Poker`s The Race on Tuesday. That said, Sood is still a significant distance ahead of his next closest competitor, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Top Cashes This Year

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD for ₹14.51 Lakhs on April 18

– 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS#2 – Kick-off ₹75 Lakhs GTD for ₹14.39 Lakhs on March 7

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja (Yearly Cashes – ₹1.87 Crore), Goonjan Mall (Yearly Cashes – ₹1.62 Crore), and Young Gun Arsh Grover (Yearly Cashes – ₹1.61 Crore) are the other notable scorers of the year.

Gaurav Sood - Total Profit Graph
Gaurav Sood – Total Profit Graph

 

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Online Rankings

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Member Won
Member Won
Member Won
₹66,31,124
₹61,70,915
₹55,88,072
₹53,72,301
₹51,53,480
₹51,34,193
₹51,11,317
₹49,40,803
₹48,33,923
₹43,66,769
Member Profit
Member Profit
Member Profit
₹42,95,248
₹36,96,375
₹35,05,129
₹32,01,187
₹27,07,723
₹23,77,402
₹22,80,643
₹21,04,863
₹20,82,273
₹19,75,140
Member Points
Member Points
Member Points
14,550
12,490
10,311
9,258
9,219
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8,934
8,929
8,592
8,512
8,481

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