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Sunday Online Railbird Report: Abhineet Jain Obliterates 467-Strong Field to Win PokerStars India Winter Series Main Event For ₹6.23 Lakhs

’Twas the night before Christmas and all the premier poker sites have already begun giving out the big presents to all the players who made it to the winners’ list.

With mere days left for the year to close out, PokerStars India rounded up things in style with the Winter Series. Boasting of ₹1.65 Crores in guarantees, the series crowned many champions, but headlining the list is the winner of the Winter Series #33 Main Event ₹35 Lakhs GTD Abhineet ‘pokemon13s’ Jain who decimated an extremely competitive field of 467 entries (293 unique and 174 re-entries) and added ₹6.23 Lakhs to his bankroll. Team PokerStars pro Aditya Agarwal made a strong bid for the title and pocketed ₹2.33 Lakhs for his fourth-place finish.

To sweeten the deal further, the site rewarded the top 3 finishers in the Main Event along with the closest 3 players to bust before the money bubble at the event with a ticket each to the ₹4 Lakhs GTD European Poker Tour (EPT) Sochi Main Event qualifier that was hosted at the site on December 24. The winners of this contest were, Abhineet pokermon13s Jain, Aditya Agarwal, Muneesh nirwair Tarsem, Akshay youcantcallme Nasa, Ankur InfinityAG1 Gupta and Sandeep Varma effuno007 RS.

Other PokerStars Winter Series special events crowned winners in ‘alankar63’ (Deep Hyper NLHE ₹1,650 NLHE ₹2.25 Lakhs GTD – ₹49,158), Alok ‘VotaryoftheLaw’ Ranjan (Final Warm Up ₹1,100 NLHE ₹2 Lakhs GTD- ₹39,756), ‘tanayp’ (Winter Storm Rebuy ₹275 NLHE [6-Max] ₹2 Lakhs GTD – ₹37,915), ‘rahul.roy1423’ (Last Chance Supersonic ₹1,100 NLHE ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD- ₹29,345), and ‘yogybaba’ (Bubble Rush ₹550 ₹75K GTD- ₹12,936).

Outside of the Winter Series, only one other high-value tournament was hosted on PokerStars India, i.e. the Sunday Stars which pulled in 65 entries (40 unique and 25 re-entries). Topping them all was ‘sheldon11cooper’, who bagged ₹51,365 following a heads-up deal with Sogani22 who finished runner-up for ₹40,468.

India’s most trusted poker site, PokerBaazi returned to its regular routine of Sunday tournaments following the conclusion of the hugely successful PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Winter ’18 edition. ‘Maahi13’ emerged as the biggest winner on the site for taking down the Baazi Super Sunday (BSS) SuperStack ₹15 Lakhs GTD and collected ₹2.87 Lakhs in prize money. Yashi FadeOrHolz Mishra shipped the BSS PLO ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.41 Lakhs, while Akash akash_durr Gupta placed first in the BSS MegaStack ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.09 Lakhs. The Monster 6-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTD found a winner in Abhishek ‘abhi3333’ Garg who grabbed ₹1.06 Lakhs in prize money.

9stacks’ mainstay event, the Sunday Stacks was taken down by Chirag Sandip ‘chilling’ Sodha who outlasted a field of 135 unique entries to win ₹3.82 Lakhs in prize money.

Meanwhile, PokerRaj’s Nations Cup Qualifier awarded ₹35,000 to Man Singh ‘ANACONDA’ Yadav for winning the event, along with a chance to represent Team India at the 2019 IFMP Nation’s Cup.

MadOverPoker came out all guns blazing with it`s Sunday Super Grind series which offered four back-to-back tournaments. The main attraction, however, was the ₹5 Lakhs guarantee tournament -Rehab. Vasu ‘Edawg’ Wadhwani captured the title, along with the top prize of ₹99,912. The other Sunday events crowned winners in Saroj ‘XERXES’ Mondal (Dynamite for ₹31,063 and NightCrawler for ₹16,960) and Uday ‘U2day’ Mondal (Grenade for ₹21,222).

Winter Series #33 Main Event 7,700 NLHE 35 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Entries – 293

Re-entries – 174

Prize Pool – ₹35,00,000

Places Paid – 79

The ₹7,700 NLHE ₹35 Lakhs GTD Main Event was the showstopper event at the PokerStars India Winter Series and attracted an impressive 293 entries and 174 re-entries. Trailblazing his way to the top was well-known pro Abhineet ‘pokemon13s’ Jain, who beat down heavy competition to win the event for ₹6.23 Lakhs. Team PokerStars pro Aditya Agarwal was among the top contenders for the title but fell short at fourth place for ₹2.33 Lakhs. Online regulars Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav and Vikram Prison M!ke Singh were among the other notables who final tabled the event.

Abhineet Jain
Abhineet Jain

Final Table Results

  1. Abhineet ‘pokemon13s’ Jain – ₹6,23,886
  2. shekharpetro – ₹4,49,563
  3. GudThimma – ₹3,23,948
  4. Aditya Agarwal – ₹2,33,432
  5. Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹1,68,207
  6. Vikram ‘Prison M!ke’ Singh – ₹1,21,208
  7. chipcharity999 – ₹87,340
  8. jkracein – ₹62,936
  9. harveyspector29 – ₹53,109
  10. Muneesh ‘nirwair’ Tarsem – ₹44,816

Sunday Stacks – 15 Lakhs GTD 9stacks

Entries – 135

Rebuys – 62

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 25

9stacks’ signature event, Sunday Stacks crowned a champion in Chirag Sandip ‘chilling’ Sodha who won ₹3.82 Lakhs after topping a star-studded final table that comprised of regs like Haresh ‘Dietchips’ Kukreja (runner-up for ₹2.62 Lakhs), Gagandeep ‘kingjack’ Sharma (3rd for ₹1.68 Lakhs), Deepak ‘pokerchess’ Botta (5th for ₹96,000) Danish ‘BigBetMix’Shaikh (6th for ₹63,750), Shravan ‘Kissmyace’ Chabaria (8th for ₹41,250) and Harsh’dembla’ Dembla (9th for ₹33,750).

Final Table Results

  1. Chirag Sandip ‘chilling’ Sodha – ₹3,82,500
  2. Haresh ‘Dietchips’ Kukreja – ₹2,62,000
  3. Gagandeep ‘kingjack’ Sharma – ₹1,68,750
  4. Raghavendra ‘ThikanaCK’ Singh – ₹1,35,000
  5. Deepak ‘pokerchess’ Botta – ₹96,000
  6. Danish ‘BigBetMix’ Shaikh – ₹63,750
  7. Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma – ₹48,750
  8. Shravan ‘Kissmyace’ Chabaria – ₹41,250
  9. Harsh ‘dembla’ Dembla – ₹33,750

BBS SuperStack 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Entries – 194

Re-entries – 144

Total Prize Pool – ₹16,90,000

Paid Places – 38

‘Maahi13’ won the BBS SuperStack ₹15 Lakhs GTD on PokerBaazi for ₹2.87 Lakhs after defeating well-known pro and our former Young Gun Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria (runner-up for ₹1.60 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

Final Table Results

  1. Maahi13 – ₹2,87,300
  2. Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria – ₹2,07,870
  3. Sridhar ‘PlayEasy565’ Ramineni – ₹1,60,550
  4. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹1,30,975
  5. Laksh Pal ‘boomtilt23’ Singh – ₹98,865
  6. Siddharth ‘si151190’ Mehndiratta – ₹76,050
  7. Saravanan ‘Sara24’ Swaminathan – ₹57,460
  8. Broca – ₹46,475
  9. Lalit ‘Lalitkhanna’ Khanna – ₹36,335

BSS PLO 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Entries – 72

Re-entries – 46

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,90,000

Paid Places – 14

Yashi ‘FadeOrHolz’ Mishra juggernauted his way to the top in the BSS PLO ₹5 Lakhs GTD on PokerBaazi and took home ₹1.41 Lakhs in prize money.

Final Table Results

  1. Yashi ‘FadeOrHolz’ Mishra – ₹1,41,600
  2. Nand ‘Nandu’ Kishore – ₹1,09,150
  3. sandyback – ₹78,175
  4. Natansh ‘Evilbunny36’ Basandra – ₹61,950
  5. sunnyangraj – ₹41,300
  6. alwaysriver – ₹32,450
  7. vm44 – ₹25,075
  8. bellarybabu – ₹22,125
  9. starbouy – ₹16,225

BSS MegaStack 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Entries – 112

Re-entries – 78

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Paid Places – 22

Akash ‘akash_durr’ Gupta topped 190 entries to take down the BSS MegaStack ₹5 Lakhs GTD on PokerBaazi and banked ₹1.09 Lakhs for his finish.

Final Table Results

  1. Akash ‘akash_durr’ Gupta – ₹1,09,250
  2. KD2017 – ₹80,000
  3. realkidsanju – ₹60,000
  4. Shashank ‘iphone7s’ Rai – ₹45,250
  5. Anish ‘THENUTS’ Suri – ₹33,000
  6. Abhishek ‘abhi3333’ Garg – ₹24,000
  7. Vinay ‘Lovecee’ Choudhry – ₹20,500
  8. Sridhar ‘PlayEasy565’ Ramineni – ₹15,750
  9. Pratik ‘Pratikp’ Kayal – ₹11,750

The Monster 6-Max 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Entries – 121

Re-entries – 81

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,05,000

Paid Places – 26

Abhishek ‘abhi3333’ Garg outlasted a field of 121 unique entries to take down PokerBaazi’s The Monster 6-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.06 Lakhs. The reg-infested field featured the likes of Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Chadha, Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant, and Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh, all of whom final tabled the event.

Abhishek Garg
Abhishek Garg

Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘abhi3333’ Garg – ₹1,06,050
  2. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – ₹76,760
  3. Pranjal ‘lilmessi’ Gandhi – ₹54,792
  4. YogyBaba – ₹42,925
  5. cheatercock – ₹32,320
  6. Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant – ₹23,735
  7. Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh – ₹20,705
  8. Lalit ‘Lalitkhanna’ Khanna – ₹15,150
  9. Arjanveer Singh ‘holdbaby’ Chadha – ₹11,362

Rehab – MadOverPoker

Entries – 174

Re-entries – 53

Re-buys – 56

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 40

Vasu ‘Edawg’ Wadhwani won Rehab on MadOverPoker adding ₹99,912 to his bankroll.

Final Table Results

  1. Vasu ‘Edawg’ Wadhwani – ₹99,912
  2. Abhishek ‘2500ML’ Gurung – ₹84,537
  3. Wes ‘BinkSSS’ Cardoso – ₹50,400
  4. Aarushi – ₹38,325
  5. Bhachak – ₹29,750

Sunday Stars – 2,200 NLHE 2 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Entries – 40

Re-entries – 25

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 11

The Sunday Stars ₹2 Lakhs GTD on PokerStars India saw ‘sheldon11cooper’ take home the top prize of ₹51,365, after striking a heads-up deal with ‘Sogani22’, who collected ₹40,468 for his runner-up finish.

Final Table Results

  1. sheldon11cooper – ₹51,365*
  2. Sogani22 – ₹40,468*
  3. Sindhu ‘sinvino’ Jayakumar – ₹26,206
  4. Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹15,253
  5. ajocool – ₹11,624
  6. Samu ‘AKumarss’ Rai – ₹10,221
  7. Rohit ‘shashi1183’ Kumar – ₹4,588
  8. GSK1515 – ₹7,903
  9. GONDOR2468 – ₹6,950

*denotes heads-up deal

Winter Series #34 Deep Hyper NLHE, 1,650 NLHE 2.25 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Entries – 83

Re-entries – 34

Prize Pool – ₹2,25,000

Places Paid – 20

‘alankar63’ topped the Winter Series Deep Hyper ₹1,650 NLHE ₹2.25 Lakhs GTD on PokerStars India, after outrunning 82 other opponents and banked ₹49,158.

Final Table Results

  1. alankar63 – ₹49,158
  2. FLIPflops – ₹36,455
  3. you3bi4b – ₹27,034
  4. ATTA5437 – ₹20,048
  5. Prashanth ‘nemesis9961’ Sekar – ₹14,867
  6. Abhineet ‘pokemon13s’ Jain – ₹11,025
  7. jimmyarora – ₹8,176
  8. Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik – ₹6,063
  9. anandsankar – ₹5,359
  10. Samu ‘AKumarss’ Rai – ₹4,737

Winter Series #31 Final Warm Up 1,100 NLHE 2 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Entries – 115

Re-entries – 62

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 31

Alok ‘VotaryoftheLaw’ Ranjan topped a field of 115 entries in the Winter Series Final Warm Up ₹1,100 NLHE ₹2 Lakhs GTD in the Winter Series at PokerStars India. Ranjan pocketed ₹39,756 for his efforts.

Final Table Results

  1. Alok ‘VotaryoftheLaw’ Ranjan- ₹39,756
  2. akhans188 – ₹29,446
  3. adikumar – ₹21,810
  4. Anuj ‘brockLesnar95’ Yadav – ₹16,154
  5. MrJkz – ₹11,965
  6. tullu623 – ₹8,862
  7. garima14 – ₹6,564
  8. bhasm@sur1 – ₹4,862
  9. Pranav ‘pkpok13’ Khandalkar – ₹3,601
  10. nousername666 – ₹3,174

Winter Series #32 Winter Storm – Rebuy 275 NLHE [6-Max]2 Lakhs GTD

Entries – 161

Rebuys – 283

Add-ons – 61

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 24

‘tanayp’ reached a heads-up deal with Ryan ‘OTB_X_REDBACON’ Cardoso and was crowned the champion in PokerStars India Winter Series Winter Storm Rebuy ₹275 NLHE [6-Max] ₹2 Lakhs GTD that fetched him ₹37,915 in prize money, while Cardoso pocketed ₹33,107 for his runner-up finish.

Final Table Results

  1. tanayp – ₹37,915*
  2. Ryan ‘OTB_X_REDBACON’ Cardoso – ₹33,107*
  3. b0ldm0nk – ₹22,871
  4. Ayush ‘(Giz^zY)91’ Khandelwal – ₹17,174
  5. I am VR4Poker – ₹12,896
  6. ravenvlaw410 – ₹9,683
  7. Samu ‘AKumarss’ Rai – ₹7,660
  8. hustler427 – ₹6,059
  9. rahul.roy1423 – ₹6,059
  10. Puja ‘PRAYPLAY’ Babbar Arora – ₹4,793

*denotes heads-up deal

Nations Cup Qualifier – PokerRaj

Entries – 48

Re-entries –36

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 9

PokerRaj is still offering players a chance to represent Team India at the 2019 IFMP Nation’s Cup through its Nations Cup Qualifiers. This past Sunday, the tournament registered 48 entries, and it was Man Singh ‘ANACONDA’ Yadav who took down the event and won ₹35,000 along with a berth in the Indian team representing the country at the IFMP Nations’ Cup 2019.

Final Table Results

  1. Man Singh ‘ANACONDA’ Yadav – ₹35,000
  2. lashextreme – ₹18,000
  3. zti3978 – ₹14,000
  4. Monster_Call – ₹10,000
  5. Outtaufo – ₹8,000
  6. skyisblue – ₹6,000
  7. tekken27 – ₹5,000
  8. Sivag9 – ₹4,000

Dynamite – MadOverPoker

Entries – 73

Re-entries – 9

Re-buys – 21

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 9

Saroj ‘XERXES’ Mondal had more than one reason to celebrate as he won two titles, all in one night on MadOverPoker. His first win saw him defeating Rudra ‘Honeysingh’ Kumare (runner-up for ₹23,938) heads-up in MadOverPoker’s Dynamite for a sizeable ₹31,063 cash prize.

Final Table Results

  1. Saroj ‘XERXES’ Mondal – ₹31,063
  2. Rudra ‘Honeysingh’ Kumare – ₹23,938
  3. Vrj1703 – ₹21,259
  4. Sukhisingh – ₹19,555
  5. quick33 – ₹16,569

Winter Series #36 Last Chance Supersonic 1,100 NLHE 1.5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Entries – 84

Re-entries – 34

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 20

The Winter Series Last Chance Supersonic ₹1,100 NLHE ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD event at PokerStars India saw a total of 84 entries and beating them all was ‘rahul.roy1423’ who made a heads-up with ‘Chalah’ to win ₹29,345 even as the latter banked ₹27,730 for runner-up finish.

Final Table Results

  1. rahul.roy1423 – ₹29,345*
  2. Chalah – ₹27,730*
  3. LSS Danny – ₹18,023
  4. Puneett999 – ₹13,365
  5. alankar63 – ₹9,911
  6. santacruzsam – ₹7,350
  7. 500 FOX – ₹5,451
  8. hedgehog9316 – ₹4,042
  9. monish1965 – ₹3,573
  10. TrojanSheep – 3,158

*denotes heads-up deal

Grenade – MadOverPoker

Entries – 64

Re-entries – 5

Re-buys – 35

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 8

MadOverPoker’s Grenade was taken down by Uday ‘U2day’ Mondal for ₹21,222.

Final Table Results

  1. Uday ‘U2day’ Mondal – ₹21,222
  2. Saswati ‘ChipChain’ Dhal – ₹15,859
  3. Hriday ‘Sigma’ Mondal – ₹14,207
  4. Amarjeet ‘Ninjakar’ Singh – ₹11,757
  5. Ashwatthama – ₹11,388

NightCrawler – MadOverPoker

Entries – 39

Re-entries – 1

Re-buys – 62

Prize Pool – ₹53,000

Places Paid – 8

Saroj ‘XERXES’ Mondal took down his second event on MadOverPoker this past Sunday when he shipped the NighCrawler for ₹16,960.

Final Table Results

  1. Saroj ‘XERXES’ Mondal – ₹16,960
  2. Sunil ‘bababk’ Arora – ₹10,070
  3. Nasrin ‘SPR’ Sheikh – ₹7,685

Winter Series #35 Bubble Rush 550 75K GTD – PokerStars India

Entries – 114

Re-entries – 36

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 26

‘yogybaba’ outlasted a 114-strong entry field in the Winter Series Bubble Rush Bubble Rush ₹550 ₹75K GTDon PokerStars India for ₹12,936, following a three-way deal with swagsen’ and ‘suyoggaikwad’, who won ₹10,007 and ₹11,508 in prize money respectively.

Final Table Results

  1. yogybaba – ₹12,936*
  2. swagsen – ₹10,007*
  3. suyoggaikwad – ₹11,508*
  4. anbu210IN – ₹6,609
  5. ZEORK97 – ₹5,072
  6. mritunjay – ₹3,893
  7. singhissingh – ₹2,988
  8. Mia7262 – ₹2,293
  9. siddharth141098 – ₹1,760
  10. Vikram ‘Prison M!ke’ Singh – ₹1,396

*denotes 3-way deal

That’s it for this week’s Sunday Online Railbird Report. We will be back next week with a roundup of all the major Sunday scores.

This Week in Poker: December 12 – 18

In the PokerGuru feature ‘This Week in Poker’ we bring to you the weekly round-up of the biggest online scores by Indian MTT players along with the top stories from both the live and online poker circuit.

Here are this week`s top stories

2018 has been a breakout year for poker in India, with new milestones and landmark growth and development of the mind sport in the country. It’s only fitting that as the year end approaches, with each passing week we keep seeing some exciting new development and this past week was no different. The headline story was the PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Winter ’18 edition. The record-breaking series smashed its prize pool guarantee in several events and forced us to walk down the nostalgic path as our very first Young Gun Nitish Gupta came out on the top in the biggest event on the schedule, The MoneyMaker ₹1 Crore GTD for a massive ₹32.63 Lakhs payday. For his win, Gupta is our “PokerGuru Star of the Week”.

Sharing the limelight with Gupta was Sameer Killersam Tavanandi who was adjudged the winner of the PPL Winter’ 18 Leaderboard and Ramlakhan ‘Hitler’ Meena who won the PPL Overall Yearly Leaderboard and will ride off into the sunset on his brand-new Harley Davidson bike!

Meanwhile, The Winter Series ₹1.65 Crores GTD on PokerStars India took off right as the PPL came to a close. Running from December 16-24, the series has already crowned several winners and headlining the list is yet another Young Gun Sharad ‘sordykrd’ Rao who won the Sunday Special Progressive KO ₹20 Lakhs GTD for ₹4.14 Lakhs.

In live tournament action, Manila Megastack 10 was the centre of attraction in the Asian circuit as a total of 26 events played out from December 7-16 at the PokerStars LIVE poker room in Okada, Manila. Indian challengers Harsh Dembla, Ankit Jajodia and Rohit Behal were in attendance and the trio posted a total of seven scores at the stop between them, with Dembla topping the list with three scores that got him a total ₱4,89,790 (₹6.63 Lakhs) in prize money.

A select group of Indian pros also made the trip down to 2018 European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague, notably Team PokerStars pro Muskan Sethi but unfortunately, she couldn’t pick a score. The series is now nearing its closure with only two events left to announce winners – €5,300 EPT Main Event and €10,300 EPT High Roller.

The High Roller has reached its final table with only eight players remaining. Canada’s Daniel Dvoress presently holds 29% of the chips in play with a stack of 3,815,000. The Main Event is down to the last three players, namely Paul Michaelis (20,950,000), Artem Kobylynskyi (8,000,000) and Alexandr Merzhvinskii (5,900,000). Both events will crown a winner later tonight.

Coming up soon is the PokerStars Players NLHE Championship (PSPC) in Bahamas. Among the confirmed attendees are, Kavin Shah, Raman Gujral, Vivek Singh, Sourabh Sindhwani, Aneesh Gopinathan, Nikhil Segel, Sharad Rao and Sumit Sapra, alongside Team PokerStars pro, Aditya Agarwal.

The domestic circuit was rife with news of Delta Corp approaching the Bombay High Court to seek a casino license for its property in Daman, police raids on online lottery parlours in Mumbai over GST evasion and former Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh posing a starred question on legalisation of gambling and betting in the Upper House of the Parliament.

Internationally, Run It Once conducted its third invite-only beta testing taking another step towards an official launch. PokerStars meanwhile, picked poker journalist Aleeyah Jadavji as the latest winner of the Platinum Pass to the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship (PSPC) and World Poker Tour (WPT) announced the schedule for its inaugural WPT Russia series that is slated for January 18-27 at Sochi casino.

We conclude this week’s recap with tournament reports from the 2018 Manila Megastack 10, 2018 EPT Prague WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, WPTDeepStacks Deauville Main Event, WSOPC Bicycle Casino Main Event, WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi $400 NLHE Monster Stack, RGPS Downstream Event and the 2018 WSOPC The Star Sydney.

Online Railbird Report

The MoneyMaker ₹1 Crore GTD was the biggest event of the PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Winter’18 Edition which overshot its guarantee with a massive 1.33 Crores prize pool through a total of 1,332 entries (742 unique and 590 re-entries). The field was tough to beat but Nitish ‘Somnath’ Gupta seemed up for the challenge as he bested Chiraag ‘Versutus’ Patel in the heads-up play and bagged ₹32.63 in first-place prize money, becoming our “PokerGuru Star of the Week”.

Nitish ‘Somnath’ Gupta
Nitish ‘Somnath’ Gupta

Read the complete story here.

Other notable scores of the week include –

Avish ‘thehorse7’ Sharma won ₹5.04 Lakhs for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#27 Main Event Warm Up ₹20 Lakhs GTD’

Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan won ₹4.80 Lakhs for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL #32 BBS SuperStack ₹20 Lakhs GTD’

Sharad sordykrd’ Rao won ₹4.14 Lakhs for 1st place in the PokerStars India ‘Sunday Special – Progressive KO ₹6,600 NLHE ₹20 Lakhs GTD’

Haresh ‘Dietchips’ Kukreja won ₹3.82 Lakhs for 1st place in the 9stacks’ ‘Sunday Stacks ₹15 Lakhs GTD’

Haresh ‘Narcos’ Kukreja won ₹3.15 Lakhs for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#23 The Value Town ₹15 Lakhs GTD’

Jitendra ‘jeet0’ Gadhwal won ₹2.85 Lakhs for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#28 6-Max MegaStack ₹10 Lakhs GTD’

Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra won ₹2.31 Lakhs for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#22 ₹10 Lakhs GTD’

Vaibhav ‘durrrr1310’ Saigal won ₹1.66 Lakhs for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#24 PLO ₹5 Lakhs GTD’

Rudraksh ‘GABBARisBACK’ Rudy won ₹1.55 Lakhs for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#30 BSS PLO ₹5 Lakhs GTD’

Sajjan ‘TheTeacher’ Barnwal won ₹1.40 Lakhs for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#33 BSS MegaStack ₹5 Lakhs GTD’

Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta won ₹61,717 for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#25 DST ₹2 Lakhs GTD’

Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube won ₹54,992 for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#26 Time Bomb ₹2 Lakhs GTD’

Vaibhav ‘durrrr1310’ Saigal won ₹47,970 for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#21 6-Max ₹2 Lakhs GTD’

Sridhar ‘PlayEasy565’ Ramineni won ₹45,333 for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#21 6-Max ₹2 Lakhs GTD’

Sridhar ‘PlayEasy565’ Ramineni won ₹45,333 for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#29 ₹2 Lakhs GTD’

‘imhobadshah’ won ₹44,746 for 1st place in the PokerStars India ‘Bigstack Turbo ₹1,650 NLHE ₹2 Lakh GTD’

‘Virshallsee’ won ₹35,543 for 1st place in the PokerStars India ‘Winter Warm Up ₹1,100 NLHE ₹2 Lakhs GTD’

Abhishek ‘Pro123’ Lowanshi won ₹33,000 for 1st place in the PokerRaj ‘Nations Cup Qualifier ₹1 Lakh GTD’

‘anandsankar’ won ₹31,249 for 1st place in the PokerStars India ‘Sunday Supersonic ₹1,100 NLHE ₹1.5 Lakh GTD’

Sriharsha ‘Donkey Committed’ Boneni won ₹31,009 for 1st place in the PokerStars India ‘Winter Storm Winter Storm ₹275 NLHE (6-Max) ₹2 Lakhs GTD’

‘imhobadshah’ won ₹28,181 for 1st place in the PokerStars India ‘Deep Hyper Progressive KO ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD’

Uday ‘u2day’ Mondal won ₹27,765 for 1st place in the MadOverPoker ‘Dynamite’

Mahesh ‘mahikalra’ Shyamsundar won ₹20,250 for 1st place in the MadOverPoker ‘Grenade’

Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi won ₹19,025 for 1st place in the PokerBaazi ‘PPL#34 Time Bomb ₹1 Lakhs GTD’

Neeraj ‘Silentkiller’ Dureja won ₹17,500 for 1st place in the MadOverPoker ‘Night Crawler’

Amarjeet ‘Ninjakar’ Singh Becomes Bounty Champion on MadOverPoker

The Indian Bounty Championship (IBC) crowned its leaderboard champion in 28-year-old Imphal based Amarjeet ‘Ninjakar’ Singh who managed to win ₹50,000 in leaderboard prizes.

Amarjeet ‘Ninjakar’ Singh
Amarjeet ‘Ninjakar’ Singh

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Run It Once Poker Launching Soon

Phil Galfond‘s Run It Once (RIO) Poker site’s third invite-only beta test was a success and it is quite likely that this was the last test before launch.

Run It Once Poker

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Delta Corp Approaches Bombay High Court Against Daman Government Over Casino License Delay

Daman Hospitality Private Limited last week submitted a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking a casino license under Section 13A of the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act, 1976.

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Amar Singh Questions Rajya Sabha on Legalisation of Betting & Gambling

This past week, Independent Rajya Sabha Member and former Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh posed a starred question on legalisation of gambling and betting in the Upper House of the Parliament, asking if the Law Commission of India has sent a proposal to legalise it in the country.

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh
Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh

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Seven Online Lottery Parlours Raided For GST Evasion

Seven lottery parlours across different locations in Mumbai were raided last week for GST evasion. The police seized several computers, hard disks and other paraphernalia along with arresting 11 people for allegedly selling hand-written lottery tickets.

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Poker Journalist Aleeyah Jadavji Wins PSPC Platinum Pass

Poker journalist Aleeyah Jadavji recently won the coveted Platinum Passes for the PokerStars Players Championship for her behind-the-scenes hard-work covering the game and increasing its popularity.

Aleeyah Jadavj

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WPT Russia Schedule Announced

The inaugural World Poker Tour (WPT) Russia tournament series will run from January 18-27 at the Sochi Casino and the stop has a very enticing ₽184,500,000 in guarantees across seven scheduled events.

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EPT Prague 2018

Corentin Ropert shipped the €25K Single-Day High Roller event after besting 28 other players to walk away with the career-best score worth €277,560. Ropert defeated Tsugunari Toma in the heads-up play to take the top honors.

Corentin Ropert
Corentin Ropert

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Meanwhile, Alexander Norden shipped the €10,300 PLO event to clinch his maiden EPT title along with €93,300 in prize money.

Alexander Norden
Alexander Norden


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Other big winners at the series include Thomas Boivin (€25K Single-Day High Roller for €375,520), Yaniv Peretz (€2,200 High Roller for €253,965), Boris Mondrus (€1,100 EPT National for €382,750) and Mathias Eibinger (€50,000 Super High Roller for €653,000).

Matthias Elbinger
Matthias Elbinger

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WSOPC The Star Sydney 2018

The 2018 WSOP Circuit’s The Star Sydney wrapped up with Andrew White claiming his first circuit ring and career-best score of A$103,359 in the $1,150 Monster Stack, while Alex Lynskey defeated Matt Pongrass heads-up to win A$442,796 in the $2,200 Main Event.

Alex Lynskey
Alex Lynskey

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Meanwhile, the $20,000 High Roller saw Luke Martinelli besting the field of 50 players to win A$356,250 along with is maiden WSOPC ring.

In another highlight, Robert Sutherand took down the short deck event for A$37,152.

Robert Sutherland
Robert Sutherland


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Dylan Linde Ships WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event

RunItOnce.com poker coach, Dylan Linde won his first-ever WPT title at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event, along with a best live cash of $1,631,468, including a $15,000 seat into the season-ending Baccarat Crystal Tournament of Champions.

Dylan Linde
Dylan Linde

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Manig Loeser Wins WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic $25K High Roller

German pro Manig Loeser came out on top in the $25K High Roller at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $321,300.

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Saul Berdugo Wins WPTDeepStacks Deauville Main Event

The 2018 WPTDeepStacks Deauville €1,200 Main Event attracted 474 entries across three starting flights. Frenchman Saul Berdugo took down the event for a winner’s payday of €98,000.

Saul Berdugo
Saul Berdugo

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Steven Spunt Takes Down 2018 WSOPC Bicycle Casino Main Event

58-year old Steven Spunt bested a field of 546 runners to take down the 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Bicycle Casino $1,700 Main Event for $174,055.

Steven Spunt
Steven Spunt

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Gavin Munroe Tops 2018 WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi $400 NLHE Monster Stack

Posting his first-ever score along with a gold ring at the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC), Gavin Munroe from Mississippi took down the $400 NLHE Monster Stack at IP Biloxi for $26,278.

Gavin Munroe
Gavin Munroe

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Simon Webster Wins RGPS Downstream Event

The 2018 RunGood Old West Poker Series stop at Downstream Casino Resort drew in 386 entries, crushing the previous attendance record of 344 entries that was set in March 2014. Outlasting the field was Simon Webster, who bagged the title after defeating RG ambassador Daniel Lowery in the heads-up play, along with $44,391 in first-place prize money.

Simon Webster
Simon Webster


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

Manila Megastack 10: Yasutake Oka Wins Main Event For ₱2,562,000, Harsh Dembla Finishes 9th For ₱243,000 (₹3.29 Lakhs)

The tenth edition of PokerStars Manila Megastack kept the first fortnight of December alive with thrilling tournament action. The series is the first major poker festival to be hosted at the PokerStars LIVE poker room in Okada, Manila and played out from December 7-16.

With 2,539 players competing for total prize money of ₱34,463,266, the 10-day poker festival has now culminated, with the ₱30,000 buy-in Manila Megastack 10 Main Event crowning a winner in Japan’s Yasutake Oka.

Oka’s journey to the top was exceptional, and while he managed to outlast the 417-strong field, he found a tough opponent in local talent Martin Gonzales. Oka came into the heads-up play with a big one-to-three chip deficit against the latter, however, he scripted a phenomenal turnaround to take down the title, also banking a career-best ₱2,562,000 in addition to winning a ₱100,000 ($48,500) package to the 2019 APPT Manila.

Indian challenger Harsh Dembla has been a regular at live tournaments in Goa in recent years with two deep runs. After his fifth place finish in the 2017 WPT India ₹20K NLHE Deep Turbo (₹1.57 Lakhs), Dembla made a ninth place finish in the 2018 WPT India ₹55K NLHE Main Event (₹6.63 Lakhs) earlier this year.

In the just-concluded Manila Megastack 10, Dembla was seen in action all through the series and posted two scores early on. At the Main Event, he was the lone Indian to cross money line and finished ninth for ₱243,000 (₹3.29 Lakhs), bringing in his third score at the stop.

On the sidelines, Taiwan’s Fu Bang Huang outlasted a 77-strong field to win the Saturday Superstack for ₱363,000.

We also saw some exciting action in the Teams Event where the final four players made a deal, altering the prize payouts from first to fourth place. Eventually, Team Philippines comprising of Rodrigo Sequite and Ryan Peter Malangen won the event for ₱84,800. Team Korea, comprising of Sang Yeon Hwang and Eugen Co were runner-ups and snagged ₱62,900 in prize money.

Meanwhile, the Turbo Edition of Main Event crowned a winner in Korea’s Byungwook Ahn (₱233,500).

Asian heavyweight, Mike Takayama ran high and mighty at the series and walked away with two titles, one at the ₱15,000 Freezeout and he followed that up by taking down the ₱100K Single Day High Roller (Shot Clock).

2018 Manila Megastack 10 Winners Manila Megastack 10 Winners

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Indian Participation in Manila Megastack 10

The Manila Megastack series saw three Indians, Harsh Dembla, Ankit Jajodia and Rohit Behal in attendance. Between the trio they posted a total of seven scores at the stop, with Dembla topping the list with three scores that got him a total ₱4,89,790 (₹6.63 Lakhs) in prize money.

Ankit Jajodia
Ankit Jajodia

Jajodia was the first Indian challenger to score and like Dembla, he too picked up three scores at the series including a sixth place finish in the Kickoff ₱3M GTD Event. His cumulative earnings at the series stand at ₱2,40,628 (₹3.26 Lakhs).

Meanwhile, Behal cashed the ₱15,000 NLH, where he finished ninth (₱45,000 – ₹60,998), while Dembla finished eighth (₱56,300 – ₹76,315) in the event.

Indian Cashes At Manila Megastack 10

Indian Cashes at Manila Megastack

10 M GTD Main Event

The event attracted 417 runners that included 167 entries from Day 1A and 250 from Day 1B. The field size was enough to overshoot the ₱10 Million GTD Main Event with the total prize pool kitty reaching ₱10,921,230. Besting the field was Japan’s Yasutake Oka, who won the Main Event title for ₱2,562,000, along with a ₱100,000 ($48,500) package to the 2019 APPT Manila.

Only the top 50 finalists posted a score in the event with a min-cash worth ₱48,500. By the time play ended on Day 1, only 90 runners were left in the fray.

India’s Harsh Dembla had a roller-coaster ride in the Main Event. Dembla held a healthy stack when the bubble burst and he had consolidated to around 600,000 by the time the field was down to 22 players. Things changed fast as he came into the final table with the shortest stack of 476,000, and eventually finished ninth for ₱243,000 (₹3.29 Lakhs).

Other notables who cashed in the event include Harold McDonald (17th for ₱108,000), Tomasz Monczak (19th for ₱92,000), Steven Cody (24th for ₱81,000), Michael Raymond (31st for ₱65,000), Redentor Edoc (40th for ₱54,000), Richard Marquez (43rd for ₱54,000), Joseph Sia (46th for ₱48,500) and Roger Spets (50th for ₱48,500).

Hassen Judeh’s (10th for ₱190,000) elimination set the nine-handed final table in motion. Holding ace-seven, Judeh moved the last of his chips pre-flop and was looked up by Marius Zalpys holding ace-jack. A jack-high flop saw Zalpys scoop the pot as Judeh went out on the final table bubble in 10th place.

Coming into the final table, Korea’s Siyong Lee held the largest stack of 3,056,000, while Martin Gonzales and Joachim Chia were a distant second and third in chips with 2,326,000 and 2,226,000 respectively.

Final Table Chip Counts

1.Siyong Lee (Korea) – 3,056,000

2. Martin Gonzales – 2,326,000

3. Joachim Chia – 2,226,000

4. Rob Glasspool – 1,406,000

5. Yasutake Oka – 1,026,000

6. Flo Campomane – 752,000

7. Marius Zalpys – 751,000

8. Jessie Supnet – 494,000

9. Harsh Dembla – 476,000

Final Table Recap

While Siyoung Lee came into the final table as chip leader, he soon lost two big pots, one against Martin Gonzales where his stack stack dropped to 2.42 Million and in the next his pocket kings were run down by Rob Glasspool’s pocket tens that improved to a set on the flop and quads on the turn.

Indian challenger Harsh Dembla played a solid game on the final table. Although he held the shortest stack i.e. 476,000, he took his time during early action and found a much-needed triple up in a hand where he moved all in for his last 130,000 holding pocket treys, that held up against Marius Zalpys’ ace-queen through the five-ten-jack-nine-deuce runout. Dembla climbed to 600,000 here, but was all but eliminated soon thereafter with only 11,000 left behind after he ran his pocket jacks into Oka’s pocket kings.Though Dembla made a strong bid to revive and even came up to 117,000 after hitting trip queens with queen-ten in the next hand, he ended up as the first casualty of the final table. In the hand, Dembla held and found callers in Oka and Glasspool, while Lee led out 900,000 from the small blind. Both Oka and Glasspool folded and Lee tabled . Though Dembla was ahead, the runout saw Lee spike a pair and that was the end of Dembla’s tournament run.

Harsh Dembla
Harsh Dembla

Jessie Supnet was eliminated in eighth place after he moved all in pre-flop for 318,000 from the cutoff and Joachim Chia flat-called from the button, sending Flo Campomanes in the tank. Campomanes finally declared a call, leaving himself with only 452,000 behind. Both players checked their options on the flop and Campomanes shoved the turn while Chia tossed in a single 50,000 chip to make the call. The cards were turned over and Supnet tabled against Chia’s and Campomanes’ . Campomanes collected the pot with his pair of aces sending Supnet to the rail even as Chia suffered a big setback.

The next player to hit the rail was Marius Zalpys, who moved all in pre-flop for the second time and was called by Campomanes from the hijack. Both blinds folded and Zalpys who held found his tournament life at risk with Campomanes holding . The devil’s flop of saw Zalpys getting up in preparation to leave and the on the turn was of no help for him. The river improved Campomanes hand to a set, and Zalpys was eliminated.

Joachim Chia bounced out next in sixth place after Lee opened the action pre-flop and Chia moved all in, that was called by Lee. Chia tabled against Lee’s . Lee hit one-pair on the runout and chipped up to 2.41 Million, while Chia left, wishing the rest of the table good luck.

Despite sending Chia to the rail, Siyoung Lee found his run end shortly thereafter, in fifth place. Lee had sailed into the final table where he had quite a roller-coaster ride. He found his nemesis in Gonzales as the duo moved all in in a battle of the blinds. Action folded to Lee who completed from the small blind after Gonzales led out for 700,000. Lee moved all in for 2.1 Million and the cards were on their backs. Lee’s were trailing Gonzales’ who kept ahead on the flop. The turn improved Gonzales to a set and he went further ahead to hit quads on the river, sending Lee to the cashier`s desk.

Four-handed play saw a couple of all in moves before Flo Campomanes was eliminated in fourth place.On his final hand of the tournament, Campomanes jammed for 900,000 from the cutoff and Gonzales instantly called from the small blind. “Really?” asked Oka, who stood up, looking surprised. Oka rechecked his cards and then grudgingly mucked his pocket eights. Campomanes and Gonzales were on their feet as Campomanes’ trailed Gonzales’ . The flop was favorable for Gonzales who hit a set of tens. Campomanes was drawing very thin and the on the turn had him drawing dead on the river.

UK’s Robert Glasspool was eliminated in third place after suffering a brutal beat at the hands of Yasutake Oka. Despite doubling up once, he couldn’t carry on much further and soon exited. Action saw Glasspool moving all-in on button with and Martin Gonzales made the call from the small blind holding . Gonzales led through the runout eliminating Glasspool in third place.

The heads-up match between Martin Gonzales and Oka began with the talk of a deal, but it didn’t materialize. Gonzales was clearly in the driver`s seat with a stack of 9,280,000 to Oka’s 3,230,000, but Oka proved a tough opponent once again, digging deep and fighting it out through the subsequent pots. Oka took over the lead and finally closed it out in a hand where Gonzales moved all in from the button with and Oka snap-called with . The rails of both players erupted in hoots and shouts as the flop ran . Gonzales was drawing dead after the landed on the turn and the on the river locked up the title for Oka, while Gonzales graciously conceded to a runner-up finish.

Yasutake Oka
Yasutake Oka – Winner of Main Event

Final Table Results (PHP)

1.Yasutake Oka – ₱2,562,000

2. Martin Gonzales – ₱1,542,000

3. Robert Glasspool – ₱952,500

4. Flo Campomanes – ₱730,500

5. Siyoung Lee – ₱541,000

6. Joachim Chia – ₱433,000

7. Marius Zalpys – ₱354,230

8.Jessie Supnet – ₱298,000

9. Harsh Dembla – ₱243,000

Saturday Superstack

Right as the Main Event was closing in towards conclusion, another 2-day tournament i.e. the Saturday Superstack crowned a winner in Fu Bang Huang of Taiwan. Huang topped a 77-strong field to bag the title for ₱363,000.

A prize pool of ₱1,344,990 was generated in the event that was divided among the top 10 finishers.

Huang cruised into the heads-up finale against Konstantin Pogodin of Russia who proved to be a formidable opponent. The heads-up match lasted over two hours before Huang emerged victorious and took down the title.

Fu Bang Huang
Fu Bang Huang – Winner of Saturday Superstack

Final Table Results (PHP)

1.Fu Bang ‘Fubo’ Huang – ₱363,000

2. Konstantin Pogodin – ₱242,000

3. Eugene Co – ₱161,300

4. Masakazu Miyamoto – ₱134,400

5. Darren Ong Abdullah – ₱107,600

6. Seitaro Aso – ₱94,100

7. Kenta Honke – ₱80,700

8. Kentaro Somekawa – ₱67,200

9. Tetsuro Tomita – ₱53,800

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Sunday Online Railbird Report: Manoj Pentakota Triumphs at PokerBaazi`s PPL Spring’18 Main Event, Sandeep Thakral & Harsh Dembla Win Huge on Adda52

Sunday, February 18 was another BIG day in the domestic online poker world with the PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) Spring’18 Edition wrapping up another grand series. As has been the norm, lakhs in prizes were awarded to poker players as sites like PokerBaazi and Adda52 hosted their weekly extravaganzas.

One man who stole the show this Sunday was Vishakhapatnam’s Manoj ’killbill’ Pentakota. He took down the PPL Spring’18 Edition’s ₹1 Crore GTD Main Event for a massive ₹28.23 lakhs payday!

There was certainly a huge bang at India’s most trusted poker site PokerBaazi this past week with the final day witnessing high-octane action. As expected the series attracted some of the best players in the business resulting in huge turnouts. Apart from Pentakota, other large scores went to ‘kris81n’ who shipped the ₹1 Lakh GTD RE event for ₹29,920, ‘superchor89’ who took down the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Deepstack Turbo RE for ₹60,750, Acesheart’ who won the ₹25 Lakhs GTD RE for ₹4.87 lakhs, ‘pokerscientist’ who emerged victorious in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD event for ₹2 lakhs and finally ‘kallolbecs’, who shipped the concluding Hangover ₹2 lakhs GTD RE event for ₹52,580.

Over to India’s largest poker site Adda52 that hosted its highest value events this past Sunday and crowned two big winners. Sandeep ‘thak’ Thakral defeated Young Gun Sahil ‘Bhaijiii’ Agarwal heads-up to take down Adda52 Millions pocketing ₹7.5 lakhs and Harsh ‘Dembla’ Dembla shipped the Adda52 Sunday Suits to bank ₹2.70 lakhs top prize after conquering the heads-up battle against Sajjan ‘SAJJAN0007’ Kumar

Meanwhile, world’s largest poker site PokerStars’ Sunday Million once again drew mammoth turnouts and among our Indian challengers, ‘cs5612’ made the deepest run and won $1,229.76 after finishing 58th. India’s sole Team PokerStars pro Aditya ‘Adi Agarwal’ Agarwal returned to online felts this Sunday after a long halt and cashed $888.18 for his 129th place finish.


PokerBaazi Premier League Spring’18 Edition

Main Event

The event that everybody had their eyes on was the big ticket Main Event which boasted of a humongous ₹1 crore guarantee! 471 players came to the felts with an additional 253 re-entries. After, eight and a half hours, Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota defeated ‘schemer’ heads up for a life-changing ₹28.23 lakhs. Runner-up finisher Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia received ₹16.01 lakhs for his efforts. The final table also featured names like Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo (5th place), Siddharth ‘sidddhu’ Mundada (6th place) and Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi (8th place).

Manoj Pentakota
Manoj Pentakota


Final Table Results (INR)

1. Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota – ₹28,23,600

2. Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia – ₹16,01,850

3. Kris8in – ₹11,40,300

4. Praveen ‘007prince’ Kumar – ₹8,14,500

5. Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo – ₹5,97,300

6. Siddharth ‘sidddhu’ Mundada – ₹4,01,820

7. Vivek ‘vivek_jain’ Jain – ₹2,98,650

8. Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi – ₹2,44,350

9. Arun ‘Darinda’ Poply – ₹1,90,050


Event 37: 1 Lakh GTD RE

The ₹1 lakh guaranteed Re-entry event roped in a total of 129 hopefuls and dominating them all was ‘kris81n’ who crushed ‘griezmann’ in the heads-up battle to walk away with ₹29,920.


Event 38: 3 Lakhs GTD Deepstack Turbo RE

The ₹3 lakhs guaranteed Deepstack Turbo Re-entry Event was next in line and registerd a field of 164 entries. Heads up play saw ‘superchor89’ and Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved battling it out, and when the play got over, the former emerged on top, pocketing ₹60,750 for his efforts.


Event 40: 25 Lakhs GTD RE

Event #40 featured a hefty ₹25 lakhs in guaranteed prize pool and registered a strong field of 208 players. At the end of the day, it was ‘Acesheart’ who defeated Siddharth ‘sidddhu’ Mundada heads up for ₹4.87 lakhs. Sidddhu on the other hand collected ₹3.62 lakhs for his efforts. Notably, India`s first WSOP bracelet winner Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant finished seventh for ₹81,250.

Final Table Results (INR)

1. acesheart – ₹4,87,500

2. Siddharth ‘sidddhu’ Mundada – ₹3,62,500

3. selfclaimedpro – ₹2,68,750

4. Angel89 – ₹2,00,000

5. WhySoSerious – ₹1,43,750

6. slecker – ₹1,06,250

7. Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant – ₹81,250

8. sonaa – ₹62,500

9. PokerAddictive – ₹43,750


Event 41: 10 Lakhs GTD

Event #41 of PPL guaranteed ₹10 lakhs in prize money and after the last hand was dealt, it was ‘pokerscientist’ who pocketed the ₹2 lakhs top prize for defeating Wilson ‘kalingkaling’ Yomso who banked ₹1.47 lakhs for his runner-up finish. PokerBaazi pro Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal made a deep run in the event picking up ₹1.10 lakhs for his third-place finish.

Final Table Results (INR)

1. pokerscientist – ₹2,00,000

2. Wilson ‘kalingkaling’ Yomso – ₹1,47,500

3. Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal – ₹1,10,000

4. Airball – ₹80,000

5. HappyFish – ₹60,000

6. MD20 – ₹45,000

7. EagleSong – ₹32,500

8. Shanni – ₹25,000

9. Nishant177 – ₹17,500


Event 42: Hangover 2L GTD RE

The trademark Hangover Event concluded the PPL, and featured a guaranteed ₹2 lakhs in prize money. The event was shipped by ‘kallolbecs’ who defeated ‘floatfish’ in the heads-up battle pocketing ₹52,580 for his efforts.


Adda52 Millions

The biggest event of Adda52, this past Sunday was the ₹20 lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions, which once again went on to become a grand success with a strong field of 192 entries. The last man standing was Sandeep ‘thak’ Thakral, who defeated Young Gun Sahil ‘Bhaijiii’ Agarwal heads-up to bank the ₹7.5 lakhs top prize. A total of 15 players made it in the money for a min-cash of at least ₹25,000.

In the final hand of the event, Agarwal’s were up against Thakral’s . The board read and Thakral took down the title.

Final Table Results (INR)

1. Sandeep ‘thak’ Thakral – ₹7,50,000

2. Sahil ‘Bhaijiii’ Agarwal – ₹3,45,000

3. gameank123 – ₹2,60,000

4. runez21 – ₹2,00,000

5. vibaks – ₹1,50,000

6. Akzs – ₹1,10,000


Sunday Suits – Adda52

The week’s Sunday Suits found a champion in Harsh ‘Dembla’ Dembla who outlasted a strong field of 257 entries to bank the ₹2.70 lakhs top prize after defeating Sajjan ‘SAJJAN0007’ Kumar heads-up. Kumar settled for ₹1.70 lakhs for his finish. The event paid out the top 18 spots with the min-cash being ₹10,000.

In the final hand of the tournament, Kumar shoved holding and Dembla snap-called with . Dembla hit a set on the board to take top honors.

Harsh Dembla
Harsh Dembla


Final Table Results (INR)

1. Harsh ‘Dembla’ Dembla – ₹2,70,000

2. Sajjan ‘SAJJAN0007’ Kumar – ₹1,70,000

3. badtameez_donk – ₹1,27,500

4. vinayb – ₹1,00,000

5. rtuteja – ₹75,000

6. thegrinder – ₹55,000

7. andydlf – ₹37,500

8. Nixiepixie – ₹30,000

9. amitshur2984 – ₹22,500


PokerStars Sunday Million

The weeks biggest online tournament PokerStars i.e. ‘$215 Sunday Million, $1M GTD – PSPC Sunday Tournament’ closed out another successful event and saw a field of 6,117 entries (4,914 unique entries + 1,203 re-entries) that generated a mammoth $1,223,400 prize pool with the top 1,106 places getting paid. Romania’s ‘joker180785’ topped them all to win $148,775 following a heads-up deal with Brazil’s ‘dennysramos2’ who collected $132,299 for his efforts.

Among our Indian challengers, ‘cs5612’ made the deepest run and cashed $1,229.76 for his 58th place finish. Notably, Team PokerStars pro Aditya ‘Adi Agarwal’ Agarwal was seen back in action after a long halt and cashed $888.18 for his 129th place finish.

Aditya Agarwal
Aditya Agarwal


Only two other Indians made money this week in the Sunday Million i.e. ‘checkm@te’ and ‘Humkaapna’. checkm@te made $754.83 for his 242nd place finish while Humkaapna banked $545.26 from his 497th place finish.

Final Table Results (USD)

1. joker180785 – $148,775*

2. dennysramos2 – $132,299

3. pablotenisis – $81,339

4. Pseudo Fruto – $57,081

5. Erikajax1 – $40,058

6. ibreakutoday – $28,111

7. Balasy-AA – $19,727

8. WATnlos – $13,844

9. Steinzz – $9,715

*denotes heads-up deal

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