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Daily Majors: Anmol Mehta, Atul Khurana, Ashish Ahuja, Siddhanth Kapoor & Goonjan Mall Ship the Thursday Flagships

Thursday delivered a firecracker lineup of flagship tournaments, with all of them crushing their advertised guarantees comfortably. Looking at the trend, the weekend ahead promises to be an explosive one, and all eyes will be on Spartan Poker`s ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire that kicked off its fourth and final edition of the month last night.

Adda52 user ‘sadhu16’ bagged the day`s top score, winning ₹5.58 Lakhs in Godfather after striking a heads-up deal with Dhawal Makani (runner-up for ₹4.76 Lakhs).

Young Gun Anmol Mehta championed PokerBaazi’s The Summit for the second time last night for ₹4.74 Lakhs, breaching the ₹4 Crore mark in lifetime winnings to earn a well-deserved Super Achiever badge.

Atul Khurana came out on top in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday to collect a career-best ₹4.61 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassadors posted three top-three finishes, including Ashish Ahuja`s victory run in PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹2.75 Lakhs.

Siddhanth Kapoor, Goonjan Mall, Anmolraj Singh Chawla, Ravee Gohil, Vishal Maharaj, Vineesh Bhatia, and Janish Jain took down the other Thursday marquees.

Here’s a full recap of the Thursday action.


Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s weekend flagship, the ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire, returned last night with the fourth and final edition of May. Day 1A of the ₹5,500 entry buy-in event logged in 351 participants, and 46 survived the day`s onslaught. Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna (234,554), ‘sandysingh’ (234,351), and IOPC Millionaire Main Event champion Anurag ‘TheDarkKnightReturns’ Srivastava (194,983) bagged the top stacks.

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna


The ₹20 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday registered 679 entries, rounding up a bumper prize pool worth ₹23.76 Lakhs (over 18% more than the advertised guarantee). It took eight hours and 43 minutes of play for the 2019 DPT Colossus SHR series ₹25K Bounty winner Atul ‘atulkhurana’ Khurana to take down the title, winning a career-best ₹4.61 Lakhs. This happens to be Khurana`s fourth flagship title this year, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹33.71 Lakhs.

Atul Khurana
Atul Khurana


Last week`s Mega Stack (Millionaire Bubble) champion PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves (2nd for ₹2.92 Lakhs) & teammate Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (3rd for ₹2.11 Lakhs) secured podium finishes in Trending Thursday.

Runner-up Ratul Steves
Runner-up Ratul Steves


The second Thursday marquee, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack, logged in 599 entries to collect a guarantee-crushing ₹11.98 Lakhs prize pool. Bollywood actor, passionate DJ, humanitarian, and poker enthusiast Siddhanth ‘Liu Kang’ Kapoor was the last player standing and won ₹2.32 Lakhs, with seasoned pro and coach Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das placing second for ₹1.47 Lakhs.

Siddhanth Kapoor
Siddhanth Kapoor


Siddhanth Kapoor won his third title of the month, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹1.91 Crores. The tireless crusader, Kapoor, has done remarkable work to raise funds for COVID 19 relief efforts and is hosting a ‘Poker For A Cause’ charity tournament on PokerHigh India on May 30.

‘waghoneblood$’ (anonymity requested) (Won ₹4 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹77,763), Ravee ‘Raveestar007’ Gohil (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Ultimate PLO for ₹63,000), and Vishal ‘VishalMaharaj’ Maharaj (Won ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD Night Rider – DeepStack Turbo for ₹60,913) took down the other Spartan Poker marquees.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India delivered another dose of high-octane Highroller action with its ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller registering 181 entries, making for a guarantee-crushing ₹12.67 Lakhs prize pool. Topping them all was none other than PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja, who bested Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair (runner-up for ₹1.35 Lakhs) (includes ₹22,641 in bounties) heads-up to win ₹2.75 Lakhs (includes ₹1.63 Lakhs in bounties).

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja


The Chandigarh-based Ashish Ahuja is presently ranked #4 on the annual leaderboard, not bad for someone who was the third biggest winner last year. He won the Highroller title for the fifth time last night, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹8.10 Crores (₹3.31 Crores in net profits).

Ashish Ahuja`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.31 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.64 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹71.35 Lakhs

PokerStars India loyalist Anmolraj Singh ‘modi chai wala’ Chawla raced past the 220-entry field in the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale to win ₹72,699 (includes ₹42,547 in bounties). Tuesday’s The Endeavour champion Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik placed runner-up for ₹41,948 (includes ₹11,796 in bounties).

Anmolraj Singh Chawla
Anmolraj Singh Chawla


This is the fourth time Anmolraj Chawla has won the Battle Royale this year, and he currently boasts ₹39.61 Lakhs in lifetime winnings (₹18.82 Lakhs in net profits).



PokerBaazi’s 8 PM flagship, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, attracted 286 entries, posting a hefty ₹21.45 Lakhs prize pool (43% more than the advertised guarantee). The field whittled down to an epic heads-up showdown between two Young Guns Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta and Abhinav ‘griezmann’ Iyer. Eventually, Mehta prevailed, winning the title for the third time for ₹4.74 Lakhs.

Anmol Mehta
Anmol Mehta


The 26-year-old lawyer-turned-poker-pro, Anmol Mehta, won The Summit for the second consecutive time last night – last week, he won the title for ₹4.58 Lakhs. The Summit FT was arguably the toughest among all the Thursday night flagships running across sites. What made the victory special for Mehta was that it pushed him across the ₹4 Crores mark in lifetime winnings, earning him his first Super Achiever badge.

Last week`s The Elite champion, Abhinav Iyer, collected ₹3.32 Lakhs for his runner-up finish in The Summit. He also placed seventh in PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹34,887.

‘Cheifisback’ (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST DST for ₹72,450), Vineesh ‘VanielNegranu’ Bhatia (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Night DST for ₹51,430), ‘Hemu0212’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO Boost Monster for ₹41,720), and Janish ‘janish1998’ Jain (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Afternoon DST for ₹40,960) took down the other PokerBaazi marquees.



Adda52`s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather registered 556 runners, collecting a guarantee-crushing ₹27.80 Lakhs prize pool. The mystery user ‘sadhu16’ scored a thumping victory, winning a site-best ₹5.58 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Dhawal ‘dhawalmakani’ Makani (runner-up for ₹4.76 Lakhs).

Runner-up Dhawal Makani
Runner-up Dhawal Makani


‘sadhu16’ also FT-ed the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo – placing sixth for ₹27,084. With over ₹5.85 Lakhs in total winnings on the site, their recorded winnings on Adda52 have touched ₹14.24 Lakhs (₹6.98 Lakhs in net profits).

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo attracted 321 entries, collecting ₹7.22 Lakhs in the prize pool. The Adda52 Big Game champion Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall took down the tourney for ₹1.91 Lakhs, with Atishay ‘pokergod56’ Samuel placing runner-up for ₹1.10 Lakhs.

Goonjan Mall
Goonjan Mall


One of the big online winners, Goonjan Mall, has jumped up one spot to #8 on the annual leaderboard standings.

Goonjan Mall’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.92 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹3.12 Crores |Annual Winnings: ₹1.32 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹71.87 Lakhs

The other Thursday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
₹77,763Monster Stack ₹4 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Cheifisback₹72,4506-Max Holdem Boost ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Ravee 'Raveestar007' Gohil
₹63,000Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Vishal 'VishalMaharaj' Maharaj
₹60,913Night Rider - DeepStack Turbo ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Vineesh ‘VanielNegranu’ Bhatia₹51,430Night DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Hemu0212₹41,720PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Janish ‘janish1998’ Jain₹40,960Afternoon DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
wildshark100₹27,954Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Ajit ‘ace_bob’ Singh Arora₹27,720Warrior Arena ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDPokerDangal
₹24,090The Centurion ₹1.10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
DeuceSeven09₹17,436Afternoon on Stars ₹75K GTDPokerStars India
Shivam ‘cyflopse’ Jain₹16,728Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
Mridul ‘healingp’ Kharkwal₹11,933Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
₹10,661Striker - 5 Card PLO ₹45K GTD
Spartan Poker


The Millionaire 1 Crore GTD Day 1A Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 171

Re-entries – 40

Re-buys – 140

Survivors – 46

Spartan Poker`s fourth and final ₹1 Crore GTD The Millionaire edition of the month commenced last night, as always, at 7 PM.

Day 1A of the five-flight tourney registered 351 entries, and 46 among them advanced to Day 2.

The play wrapped up at 11:38 PM with Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna (234,554) bagging the end-of-day chip lead.

The mystery user ‘sandysingh’ (234,351), former IOPC Millionaire Main Event champion Anurag ‘TheDarkKnightReturns’ Srivastava (194,983), Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain (191,211), Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover (184,716), former Millionaire United champion Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha (145,306), Anshul ‘bluefloyd’ Garg (141,699), Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj (130,121), and Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira (126,520) were others who made the top 10 survivors list.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna – 234,554
  2. sandysingh – 234,351
  3. Anurag ‘TheDarkKnightReturns’ Srivastava – 194,983
  4. Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain – 191,211
  5. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – 184,716
  6. Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha – 145,306
  7. Anshul ‘bluefloyd’ Garg – 141,699
  8. Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj – 130,121
  9. Myron ‘Zzzzz369’ Pereira – 126,520
  10. furiosa12 – 125,658


Trending Thursday 20 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 295

Re-entries – 110

Re-buys – 274

Prize Pool – ₹23,76,500

Places Paid – 55

Benefitting most from the spillover traffic from The Millionaire participants was Spartan Poker`s ₹20 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday. The site seems to have found the magic formula running The Millionaire – Trending Thursday and Monster Stack together.

Trending Thursday registered 679 contenders last night, creating a ₹23.76 Lakhs prize pool. After eight hours and 43 minutes of play, Atul ‘atulkhurana’ Khurana held all the chips in play, winning the title and a ₹4.61 Lakhs payday. A former DPT Colossus side event champion, he currently boasts ₹33.71 Lakhs in tracked online winnings.

PokerGuru Staking continuing its domination in online MTTs saw PokerGuru Ambassador’s Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves (runner-up for ₹2.92 Lakhs) and Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (3rd for ₹2.11 Lakhs) rounding out the top three payouts.

Alok ‘Mazacar’ Birewar (4th for ₹1.71 Lakhs), Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj (5th for ₹1.35 Lakhs), Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish (7th for ₹77,474) and Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta (8th for ₹56,085) were the other known players on the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Atul ‘atulkhurana’ Khurana – ₹4,61,041
  2. Ratul ‘Atriohm’ Steves – ₹2,92,310
  3. Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj – ₹2,11,271
  4. Alok ‘Mazacar’ Birewar – ₹1,70,870
  5. Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj – ₹1,35,223
  6. U can’t see me – ₹1,04,090
  7. Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish – ₹77,474
  8. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – ₹56,085


Godfather 25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 261

Re-entries – 295

Prize Pool – ₹27,80,000

Places Paid – 63

Adda52`s 8 PM Thursday flagship, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather, registered 556 entries, making for a prize pool worth ₹27.80 Lakhs, approximately 11% more than the listed guarantee.

The mystery player ‘sadhu16’ had quite the run on Adda52 last night as not only did he win the Godfather for ₹5.58 Lakhs, but he also placed sixth in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo for ₹27,084, heading out with ₹5.85 Lakhs in total earnings.

Dhawal ‘dhawalmakani’ Makani came second in the Godfather, netting ₹4.76 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh (6th for ₹97,300) and Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra (7th for ₹76,450) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. sadhu16 – ₹5,58,060*
  2. Dhawal ‘dhawalmakani’ Makani – ₹4,76,100*
  3. gouthamishan – ₹2,52,980
  4. oled – ₹1,94,600
  5. Padma37 – ₹1,39,000
  6. Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh – ₹97,300
  7. Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra – ₹76,450
  8. SpiritFish – ₹55,600

*denotes a heads-up deal


The Summit 15 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹8,250

Entries – 145

Re-entries – 141

Prize Pool – ₹21,45,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi’s ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit once again blew the lid off its advertised guarantee as 286 entrants helped collect a smashing ₹21.45 Lakhs prize pool.

The field whittled down to an epic heads-up showdown between the lawyer-turned-poker-pro Young Gun Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta, and last week`s The Elite champion Abhinav ‘griezmann’ Iyer. Mehta eventually walked away with the title, banking ₹4.74 Lakhs for the win. Iyer bagged ₹3.32 Lakhs for finishing runner-up.

Anmol Mehta hit a significant milestone with the win, crossing the benchmark ₹4 Crore mark in lifetime online earnings to collect his first Super Achiever badge. Moreover, this was his second consecutive week winning The Summit title. He had previously won the event on May 21 for ₹4.59 Lakhs while also taking down PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹2.52 Lakhs.

Tuesday’s The Mint champion, Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava (3rd for ₹2.14 Lakhs), Wednesday’s The Pride seventh-place finisher, Young Gun Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (4th for ₹1.58 Lakhs), Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra (5th for ₹1.19 Lakhs), Adithya ‘ading1’ N G (6th for ₹95,024) and Kaushik ‘kaushik1989’ Tibrewal (8th for ₹78,936) also FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Abhinav Iyer
Runner-up Abhinav Iyer


Final Table Results

  1. Anmol ‘anzzzzz’ Mehta – ₹4,73,831
  2. Abhinav ‘griezmann’ Iyer – ₹3,32,475
  3. Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava – ₹2,13,857
  4. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹1,58,301
  5. Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra – ₹1,18,833
  6. Adithya ‘ading1’ N G – ₹95,024
  7. Kaushik ‘kaushik1989’ Tibrewal – ₹78,936


Highroller 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 97

Re-entries – 84

Prize Pool – ₹12,67,000

Places Paid – 20

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller was the Thursday headliner on PokerStars India. The tourney began at 7.30 PM and registered 181 entries by the time late registrations wrapped up, collecting a hefty ₹12.67 Lakhs in prize money.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja was the last player standing and won ₹2.75 Lakhs (includes ₹1.63 Lakhs in bounties), after eliminating Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair in second place. Nair picked a runner-up payday worth ₹1.35 Lakhs (includes ₹22,641 in bounties).

For PokerGuru Staking`s Ashish Ahuja, it was his fifth time winning the Highroller title and his second title of the month. He had won the Adda52 Millions on May 3 for ₹7.80 Lakhs.

Amar ‘PsykoEko’ Iyer (3rd for ₹98,753), Abhinav ‘abhi58’ Iyer (7th for ₹34,887), and Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal (8th for ₹45,9701) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – ₹2,75,088
  2. Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair – ₹1,34,650
  3. Amar ‘PsykoEko’ Iyer – ₹98,753
  4. Kabadi7 – ₹76,343
  5. gaur83 – ₹93,683
  6. The Annihilator – ₹51,935
  7. Abhinav ‘abhi58’ Iyer – ₹34,887
  8. Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal – ₹45,9701
  9. Jeevan786 – ₹36,276


Monster Stack 10 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 289

Re-entries – 106

Re-buys – 204

Prize Pool – ₹11,98,000

Places Paid – 55

The bigger of the two Monster Stack`s hosted by Spartan Poker on Thursday, the 9:30 PM one, featured a ₹10 Lakhs guarantee. The afternoon Monster Stack offered a ₹4 Lakhs prize pool guarantee.

The event logged in 599 entries, posting ₹11.98 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Bollywood actor, DJ, humanitarian, and poker pro Siddhanth ‘Liu Kang’ Kapoor has been in sublime form these past few weeks. And he added a third title for the month after winning the Monster Stack for a cool ₹2.32 Lakhs.

Kapoor is now sitting atop ₹1.91 Crores in online earnings and fast closing in on the ₹2 Crores milestone.

The poker celebrity has also been at the forefront of India’s fight against the second COVID-19 wave. The actor and poker player will be hosting a ‘Poker For A Cause’ charity tournament on PokerHigh on May 30 and had also donated plasma after recovering from COVID-19.

Online phenom Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das finished runner-up for ₹1.47 Lakhs, pushing his lifetime winnings to ₹5.08 Crores.

Sunil ‘bababk’ Arora (3rd for ₹1.07 Lakhs), Wednesday’s Destiny champion Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar (4th for ₹86,136), Siddharth ‘champ-ak’ Pandey (5th for ₹68,166), and Ekagra ‘Igot2flush’ Vason (6th for ₹52,472) also FT-ed the event.

Runner-up Anirban D Das
Runner-up Anirban D Das


Final Table Results

  1. Siddhanth ‘Liu Kang’ Kapoor – ₹2,32,412
  2. Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das – ₹1,47,354
  3. Sunil ‘bababk’ Arora – ₹1,06,502
  4. Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar – ₹86,136
  5. Siddharth ‘champ-ak’ Pandey – ₹68,166
  6. Ekagra ‘Igot2flush’ Vason – ₹52,472
  7. sewadari – ₹39,055
  8. puffpuffpass – ₹28,273


Monster Turbo 5 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 188

Re-entries – 133

Prize Pool – ₹7,22,253

Places Paid – 34

Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall topped the 321-entry field in Adda52`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo to win ₹1.91 Lakhs. Atishay ‘pokergod56’ Samuel banked ₹1.10 Lakhs for his runner-up finish, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Goonjan Mall has climbed up to #8 on the annual rankings after his Thursday night run.

Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood making his second FT finish of the day (3rd for ₹79,448), Tuesday’s Voyager runner-up Anuj ‘anuj1610’ Laddhad (4th for ₹60,308), Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara (5th for ₹41,529), Kanav ‘alibaba_kings’ Parwal (7th for ₹21,668), Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava (8th for ₹18,056), and Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh (9th for ₹14,445) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹1,91,396*
  2. Atishay ‘pokergod56’ Samuel – ₹1,10,143*
  3. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – ₹79,448
  4. Anuj ‘anuj1610’ Laddhad – ₹60,308
  5. Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara – ₹41,529
  6. sadhu16 – ₹27,084
  7. Kanav ‘alibaba_kings’ Parwal – ₹21,668
  8. Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava – ₹18,056
  9. Gagandeep ‘gaganhyd’ Singh – ₹14,445

*denotes a heads-up deal


Battle Royale 3 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,750

Entries – 126

Re-entries – 94

Prize Pool – ₹3,50,020

Places Paid – 23

The 9.30 PM feature on PokerStars India, the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale, registered an entry field of 220 runners, and 23 places got a share from the ₹3.50 Lakhs prize pool.

After long-drawn play that went on until almost 5 AM today, Anmolraj Singh ‘modi chai wala’ Chawla navigated his way to the top, winning the title for the third time in his career and a ₹72,699 payday (includes ₹42,547 in bounties).

Tuesday’s The Endeavour champion Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik placed runner-up for ₹41,948 (includes ₹11,796 in bounties).

Runner-up Amit Kaushik
Runner-up Amit Kaushik


Anmolraj Chawla currently sits on ₹39.61 Lakhs in lifetime winnings.

Kaushik also FT-ed the Godfather and the Highroller, collectively adding ₹73,813 to his bankroll.

Faiz ‘LFGgggg’ Alam finished eighth for ₹8,786.


6-Max Holdem Boost 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 174

Re-entries – 171

Prize Pool – ₹3,45,000

Places Paid – 45

Coming back to PokerBaazi’s 9 PM hot cake, the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost DST collected a gala ₹3.45 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 345 hopefuls.

The mystery user ‘Cheifisback’ was the player standing and won ₹72,450, after besting Wednesday’s Holdem Boost winner Kunal ‘callmeifyoucan’ Yadav (runner-up for ₹50,715) heads-up.

Chirag ‘fanofivey’ Khurrana (4th for ₹24,150), Ajay ‘Ajaysharawat’ Sharawat (5th for ₹18,113), and PokerBaazi reg Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal (6th for ₹14,490) FT-ed the event.


Warrior Arena 1.2 Lakhs GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 69

Re-entries – 67

Prize Pool – ₹1,26,000

Places Paid – 20

PokerDangal regular Ajit ‘ace_bob’ Singh Arora took down the ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Warrior Arena for ₹27,720. Anshul ‘nope11’ Pandey finished runner-up for ₹20,790.

Ajit Singh Arora
Ajit Singh Arora



Hitman 30K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 28

Re-entries – 12

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 5

The user ‘Aauss’ won Khelo365`s ₹30K GTD Hitman for ₹12,900, just as ‘Azhar777’ placed second for ₹6,900.


This report was updated at 5 PM on 28.5.2021.

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Joshi played the ₹5.5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes.


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569poker’s Shobhit Bhargava streamed his Wednesday night session playing Spartan Poker’s Wednesday Vibes, PokerStars India’s Big Bubble Rush, and PokerBaazi’s Grinders #16 Holdem BOOST!


Gautam Rohilla & Anujkumar Kodam Stream For PokerBaazi

Gautam Rohilla hosted the live-stream for PokerBaazi’s ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD The Big Show on Tuesday. Choosing not to play the tourney, he instead commentated on the last two tables of the event.


Young Gun Anujkumar Kodam streamed his run in the Endeavour.


Shivam Jain Streams Adda52`s Wednesday Flagships

Shivam Jain streamed his Wednesday night session playing the Adda52 flagships.


Rapid Fire With Janish Jain

Ritwik Khanna hosted a Rapid Fire stream with Janish Jain, PokerBaazi’s ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD The Big Show winner.


APT Live Stream – Vinay B

In this short throwback video from the live-stream of the 2021 APT Online India Series ₹7 Lakhs GTD APT #27 Turbo, poker pro Vinay B, aka ‘VB Vinstill’ underlines how having a read on the opponent can help players make the winning move.


Monn Ki Baat Season 2 Ft. Laksh Pal Singh

Monn Ki Baat premiered Season 2 this week, and the show’s first guest of 2021 was none other than PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh. Watch Singh talk to host Karan Sawhney on his grind schedule, winning the IOPC – The Crown, and more.


Super MILLION$ Show – E36

Episode 36 of the Super MILLION$ Show featured the cards-up FT replay of GGPoker’s $2M GTD Super MILLION$. Kevin ‘Rotterdam’ van der Kooi and Randy nanonoko’ Lew, as always, provided expert commentary on the stream.

Sami Kelopuro was the last player standing in the tourney and won $408,406.


Asia Poker League Final Table Live Streams – GGPoker

Running from February 1 – 21 on Natutal8/GGPoker, the Asia Poker League (APL) Online Series boasts a colossal ¥80,000,000 in prize pool guarantees. This week we have the cards-up FT replay of APL Trophy #10 with Randy ‘Nanonoko’ Lew and Lynne Ji calling the action.


Cards-up Coverage of PokerStars Sunday MILLION $1 Million GTD

Watch the cards-up replay of PokerStars $1 Million GTD Sunday Million (Day 2 & FT), where 70 runners from a starting field of 10,900 entries resumed play. James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and Nick Walsh provide crucial and brusque commentary in this one.


PokerStars $5,200 Titans Tourney – Lex Veldhuis

Watch Lex Veldhuis playing the $5,200 buy-in Titans on PokerStars.


Jaime Staples vs. Matt Staples – Daily Legends Challenge

In this week’s episode of the brand-new prop bet based ‘Daily Legends Challenge,’ the Staple brothers – Jaime Staples & Matt Staples – played tournaments on partypoker. Check out who ends up profiting the most to win the challenge!


In-depth Analysis of PKO Bounties Explained With w3c.ray – Bencb

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Learn Low Stakes Game With Bart Hanson

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£250K Les Ambassadeurs Short Deck Private Tournament 2019 FT – Ep.4

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This Week on the World Poker Tour

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The Sickest Chopped Pot in Poker History – PokerStars

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Vanessa Selbst’s Top Blow-Ups – Best Poker Moments By PokerStars

PokerStars brings you this thoroughly entertaining compilation on Vanessa Selbst. Arguably one of the most aggressive players, she gets caught bluffing on four occasions!


The Big Blind Poker Game Show E05

Hosted by Jeff Platt, Episode 5 of the trivia show “The Big Blind Poker Game Show” featured Prahlad Friedman, Scott Vener, and Garry Gates.


Cash Game Action – Live at the Bike

This epic cash game video from Live at the Bike has Garrett Adelstein and Andy Tsai in a hot confrontation.

Another video brings the highlights of Cate Hall’s high-stakes gameplay at Bicycle Casino.


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

Daily Majors: Deepak Singh, Ashish Nailwal, Ankur Sehgal & Ranjeet Negi Headline the Big Monday Winners

The hectic Sunday grind on the domestic virtual felts are usually followed by a relatively quitter Monday and yesterday was no different. While most of the flagships registered overlays, Adda52’s ₹1 Crore GTD Full House began proceedings to play out the first of its six starting flights.

Deepak Singh proved the biggest Monday scorer after he championed the Adda52-hosted ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man for ₹2 Lakhs. Ashish Nailwal picked two FT scores last night. He FTed the ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD The Big Show (3rd for ₹79,650) and also won the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Turbo for ₹46,870 on PokerBaazi.

Ankur Sehgal (runner-up in Spartan Poker’s ReCharge ₹9 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.19 Lakhs and Ranjeet Negi (won PokerStars India’s Battle Royale ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.03 Lakhs) were the other big Monday winners.

Here is a quick recap of the Monday tournament action.


Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s Monday roster was headlined by the ₹9 Lakhs GTD Recharge. The ₹2,200 buy-in event pulled in 441-strong entry field to post an overlay deficit of ₹18,000 and the top 39 places finished ITM.

Running from 8 PM to 3:52 AM, the event saw former Millionaire Legends runner-up ‘borntrouble’ (anonymity requested) decimating his competition to claim the lion’s share of the prize pool kitty worth ₹1.8 Lakhs. After this win, they now have ₹4.29 Crores in lifetime MTT scores.

The player outlasted Ankur ‘Crimemastergogo’ Sehgal (runner-up for ₹1.20 Lakhs) heads-up en-route to capturing the ReCharge title. Sehgal’s overall online scores are now ₹2.04 Crores.

Ankur Sehgal


Unlike the ReCharge, The Flash comfortably crossed its ₹4.5 Lakhs guarantee by ₹11,000 on the back of 461 registrations. Eventually, former Sunday Superstack winner Sajjan ‘KalaAngrez’ Barnwal came out on top defeating Shankar ‘Sup3rThr333’ Singh (runner-up for ₹62,050) in the heads-up finale, padding his bankroll with a ₹84,870 payday.

Sajjan Barnwal


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Monday staple event, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale made its weekly run starting 7.30 PM yesterday. Like last week, the event locked in a field of 149 entries, resulting in a ₹1.27 Lakhs shortfall. Ranjeet ‘bedevilforyou’ Negi fired three bullets before he sailed to the finale, where he pocketed the ₹1.03 Lakhs up top (₹65,363 in prize money, ₹36914 in bounties) after beating his heads-up opponent, Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni (₹49,315 in prize money, ₹12,324 in bounties).

Negi has scored in the event multiple times before and had only last week final tabled it for a fifth-place score of ₹27,781. The circuit reg has boosted his lifetime winnings to ₹1.33 Crore.

Ranjeet Negi


The ₹1 Lakh GTD Bigstack Turbo garnered 73 entries to witness an overlay of ₹27,000. ‘hulk01234’ proved the last player standing and won ₹25,157 after denying ‘MrBigSlick139’ (runner-up for ₹18,582) in heads-up showdown.



Adda52’s ₹1 Crore GTD Full House opened to entries last night, with Day 1A taking off at 8 PM. A total of 138 entries that included 91 unique players signed up. Play halted at the end of Level 29, leaving only 14 survivors who carried stacks to Day 2. Leading the pack is Danish King0fMerge’ Shaikh who bagged up 417,935, with ‘AniShisPsychic’ (297,955) and ‘Hardikbindish’ (216,056) rounding out the top three stacks from the flight.

Danish Shaikh


There are five more starting flights in the event to go before all the qualifying stacks converge for Day 2 on Sunday.

Bringing on the biggest slice of tournament action on the site was the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man that clocked in 356 entries, filling in an overlay of ₹1.52 Lakhs. Deepak Peacelover’ Singh emerged champion after six-and-half hours of play to bag the top prize of ₹2 Lakhs, with ‘foldkardunga’ conceding to a runner-up score of ₹1.21 Lakhs.

Singh’s last title spree was on January 21, when he captured two flagships – the ₹16.5 Lakhs GTD IOPC #53 for ₹3.21 Lakhs and the ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT #35 PKO for ₹1.19 Lakh. With yesterday’s winning score, he has boosted his online MTT tally to ₹1.38 Crore.

Deepak Singh


The ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD Voyager drew 273 contenders to bear a marginal overlay of ₹2,000. Vaibhav ‘vroy219’ Roy ran past the competition including his heads-up rival ‘smr1g10’ (runner-up for ₹42,625) to claim the title for ₹71,500. Roy had come close to winning this event on January 19, eventually finishing runner-up for ₹41,075. He’s run well in February and won the month’s first Maverick edition for ₹3.90 Lakhs on February 3, following that with a runner-up finish in The Ballers for ₹4.16 Lakhs on February 5. Last night, Roy also ran deep in the Iron Man where he placed 13th for ₹8,800. He currently boasts of over ₹15.57 Lakhs in tracked MTT winnings.

Vaibhav Roy



PokerBaazi’s Monday night attraction, The Big Show was choc-a-bloc with 229 entries vying for a share of the ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD prize pool. With an overlay of ₹1.77 Lakhs, there was much value for players on the table. After seven hours of action, Janish ‘Janish1998’ Jain bagged the title for a personal-best score of ₹1.76 Lakhs, toppling his heads-opponent ‘Leaveitelse’ (2nd for ₹1.24 Lakhs).

Third-place finisher Ashish ‘Notoriouskonvict’ Nailwal padded his bankroll by ₹79,650. Nailwal also won the ₹1.5 Lakhs Turbo for ₹46,870 yesterday, collecting over ₹1.26 Lakhs on the site.

Ashish Nailwal


The 9.30 PM tourney, ₹1 Lakh GTD Grinders #5 PLO Boost mustered 85 entries to fill in an overlay of ₹15,000. ‘Tigerr28’ ran past the field to claim the title for ₹30,000, with Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur finishing runner-up for ₹21,000.

The other Monday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Sajjan Barnwal₹85,000The Flash ₹4.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Vaibhav 'vroy219' Roy₹71,500Voyager ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sachind14₹52,523 Ultimate PLO ₹2 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker
Neitpokerdude₹42,636 Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.45 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ashish 'Notoriouskonvict' Nailwal₹46,870Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Tigerr28₹30,000Grinders#5 PLO Boost ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Shivam 'ruskypanda' Baldota₹29,471Deepstack ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
hulk01234₹25,156Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
abhiroopron₹15,750Monday Blues ₹75K GTDPokerDangal
taemin007₹7,200Grinder 2.0 ₹20K GTDKhelo365


Due to the Saraswati Puja holiday in our state, we will not be posting the detailed version of our Daily Majors report.

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