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Daily Majors: Rubin Labroo Crushes the Tuesday Flagships, Wins Two Headline Tournaments & ₹5.58 Lakhs in Prize Money!

In line with the usual trend, the Tuesday MTTs clocked in better turnouts than Monday. But there`s a lot more to come as the week ahead promises to be laced with exciting online and live action with the country`s biggest online tournament, ENDBOSS, scheduled to start tonight. The third edition of the 5 Crores GTD ENDBOSS returns as part of PokerBaazi`s ongoing #BaaziBillion promotion at 8 PM tonight. There are five scheduled starting flights on the tap, followed by Day 2 on Sunday, where one lucky player will walk away with at least ₹1 Crore in prize money!

The vast majority of the MTT crowd has already arrived in Jhapa, Nepal, for the IPC Megastacks! The four-event series will host its first scheduled event, the ₹25K Kick-Off at Casino Vegas by Big Daddy in Hotel Mechhi from 5 PM onwards today. The PokerGuru coverage team will be posting daily reports of all the action from the venue!

Coming back to the Tuesday headlines, the 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin Labroo single-handedly crushed the primetime tournaments! The MTT pro won two featured events and cashed a third, altogether banking ₹5.58 Lakhs! Labroo`s terrific Tuesday run pushed him past ₹1 Crore in annual winnings. The former PPL Main Event champion won PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour (for the third time) for ₹2.73 Lakhs and Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack (for the second time) for ₹2.67 Lakhs.

Anirudh Reddy finished runner-up in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹1.78 Lakhs.

PokerStars India user ‘snehadl’ championed the Bounty Builder HR (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹2.55 Lakhs (₹1.40 Lakhs in bounties), with the former Millionaire LITE winner Sreekanth Narayan collecting ₹1.28 Lakhs (₹13,125 in bounties) in second place.

Like Rubin Labroo, Vikram Ved Batra was another player bagging two titles. He won PokerBaazi’s Daily SPRINT (₹91,174) and PokerStars India’s UppercutMini (₹40,613) for a total take-home worth ₹1.37 Lakhs.

One of the top-ranked players in the annual TLB standings, Kunal Yadav, took down PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) SPRINT for the second time for ₹1.23 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with ‘upswing4eva’ (2nd for ₹1.13 Lakhs).

The #2 ranked player of the month and the recent SCS Main Event champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Tarush Gupta, added another title to his tally by shipping Spartan Poker`s The Race for the second time for ₹74,084. He struck a heads-up deal with Tanmay Hazra (2nd for ₹60,719).

Suraj Arora, Karan Malhotra, Subhajit Das, Karan Sitlani, Manash Kalita, Partho Dutta, Jagat Bhandari, Mohak Kapoor, Noel Pais, and Anurag Rawat won the other Tuesday marquees!

Here are the Tuesday highlights.


Spartan Poker

Mega Stack – 12.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 205

Re-entries – 77

Rebuys – 162

Prize Pool – ₹13,32,000

Places Paid – 39

We had reached out to Rubin Labroo a few days ago to confirm if he would be defending his IPC Main Event title at the soon-to-start IPC Megastacks. While we were disappointed to hear he won’t be making the trip to Nepal, we know now that this won`t keep him away from the spotlight.

As a precursor to what we hope will be a busy week for the MTT reg, the former PPL Main Event champion took down two headline tournaments yesterday. One of them was Spartan Poker`s ₹12.50 Lakhs GTD Mega Stack – which dropped the Millionaire Bubble branding this week. He topped a 444-entry field to win the Tuesday flagship for the second time for ₹2.67 Lakhs. Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy finished runner-up for ₹1.78 Lakhs.

If that was not enough, the 2020 India Poker Champion also won PokerBaazi’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Endeavour – his third time doing so – for a better ₹2.73 Lakhs via a three-way deal. He posted another deep run in Adda52`s The Mint, netting ₹5.58 Lakhs across his trailblazing Tuesday run, crossing ₹1 Crore in annual winnings.

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹2.73 Lakhs

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹2.67 Lakhs

> 14th in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹14,035

Rubin Labroo’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.32 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.61 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1 Crore | No. of Titles in 2022: #7

Vaibhav ‘Nikka Zaildar’ Sharma ITM-ed three events for ₹87,721 cumulatively. His Tuesday finishes include:

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹45,688

> 8th in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹32,138

> 28th in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹9,895

Vaibhav Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.33 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.94 Crores

Rubin Labroo
Rubin Labroo


Final Table Results

  1. Rubin ‘OMG_s1mple’ Labroo – ₹2,67,066
  2. Anirudh ‘flash’ Reddy – ₹1,77,556
  3. AkkiDan7777 – ₹1,29,870
  4. jabwebet – ₹1,04,828
  5. Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee – ₹82,184
  6. Nitin ‘NITINABD’ Rawat – ₹62,204
  7. Vaibhav ‘Nikka Zaildar’ Sharma – ₹45,688
  8. Akshat ‘doubledown’ Sharma – ₹33,566


The Race – 3 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 119

Re-entries – 32

Rebuys – 72

Prize Pool – ₹3,34,500

Places Paid – 20

Winning his first title since taking down the SCS Main Event earlier this month, PokerGuru Ambassador Tarush ‘Tarush123’ Gupta came out on top in Spartan Poker’s ₹3 Lakhs GTD The Race, netting ₹74,084 (his second time winning the Tuesday marquee). Tanmay ‘tanmay007’ Hazra settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹60,719, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Tarush Gupta crossed the money line in two other events, cumulatively earning ₹87,435. His Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Race for ₹74,084

> 22nd in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹9,625

> 39th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹3,726

Tarush Gupta’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.57 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹49.29 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹59.70 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #10

Tarush Gupta
Tarush Gupta


Final Table Results

  1. Tarush ‘Tarush123’ Gupta – ₹74,084*
  2. Tanmay ‘tanmay007’ Hazra – ₹60,719*
  3. AtomicVendetta – ₹35,959
  5. WW22 – ₹23,850
  6. Sami5 – ₹18,699
  7. Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora – ₹14,016
  8. abhi046rko – ₹10,370

*denotes a heads-up deal


‘prnvkpr’ (Won Sunday Monster Stack ₹2.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹59,063), ‘Sami5’ (Won Sundowner ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹44,826), ‘simsimpola’ (Won Night Rider – DeepStack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,757), ‘skylark77’ (Won Epic ₹80K GTD for ₹20,588), ‘BoomTheBlunt1’ (Won The Centurion ₹50K GTD for ₹10,025), ‘cryme’ (Won Striker ₹18K GTD for ₹4,529), and ‘killerOP’ (Won 6 Card PLO – Epic ₹12K GTD for ₹3,583) championed the other Tuesday marquees on Spartan Poker.



The Endeavour – 12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 247

Re-entries – 209

Prize Pool – ₹15,96,000

Places Paid – 54

The ₹3,850 buy-in event ran from 8 PM to 3.31 AM, and the top 54 finishers earned a share from the ₹15.96 Lakhs prize pool.

The 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin kornkid Labroo was an unstoppable force last night. Some 20-odd minutes before he took down Spartan Poker`s Mega Stack, the MTT reg ran past the 456-player field in PokerBaazi`s The Endeavour, clinching the Tuesday title for the third time for ₹2.73 Lakhs. Labroo chopped the title three-way with ssssss (2nd for ₹2.34 Lakhs) and acenogood (3rd for ₹1.83 Lakhs).

Rubin Labroo’s Tuesday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for ₹2.73 Lakhs

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹2.67 Lakhs

> 14th in Adda52’s The Mint for ₹14,035

Rubin Labroo’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.32 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.61 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7

Rubin Labroo
Rubin Labroo


Final Table Results

  1. Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo – ₹2,73,432*
  2. ssssss – ₹2,33,776*
  3. acenogood – ₹1,83,062*
  4. ramankr888 – ₹1,06,932
  5. Pavankiran ‘rootahuamachi’ Bellamkonda – ₹80,279
  6. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – ₹64,319
  7. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹53,626
  8. Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni – ₹42,773

*denotes a three-way deal


SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 251

Re-entries – 209

Prize Pool – ₹6,90,000

Places Paid – 54

One of the most consistent winners in the mid-stakes MTTs, Kunal callmeifyoucan Yadav, traversed the 460-entry field in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) SPRINT, winning the title for the second time for ₹1.23 Lakhs. The user upswing4eva collected ₹1.13 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Kunal Yadav’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.05 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹20.16 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #12 | Ranked #8 in the 2022 TLB (Points) Standings

Kunal Yadav
Kunal Yadav


Final Table Results

  1. Kunal ‘callmeifyoucan’ Yadav – ₹1,22,908*
  2. upswing4eva – ₹1,13,003*
  3. shipittodaddy – ₹62,514
  4. Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor – ₹46,230
  5. Karan ‘Apocalypto’ Radia – ₹34,707
  6. Ankit ’tiltplay’ Khattar – ₹27,807
  7. stonedurrr – ₹23,184

*denotes a heads-up deal


(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 135

Re-entries – 107

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Online regular Vikram ‘vikrambatra’ Ved Batra was another chartbuster like Labroo, who bagged two titles. He most prominently won PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹91,174 following a three-way deal with site-reg Vivek ‘Vivek769’ Rawat (2nd for ₹87,265) and ‘naughtydude911’ (3rd for ₹74,860).

Vikram Ved Batra also shipped PokerStars India`s Uppercut Mini, rounding up ₹1.32 Lakhs in Tuesday winnings. His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹91,174

> 1st in PokerStars India’s Uppercut Mini for ₹40,613

His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹66.53 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹17.46 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #6

The 7:30 PM marquee logged in 242 entries, falling eight players short of hitting its 250-player guarantee.

Vikram Ved Batra
Vikram Ved Batra


Final Table Results

  1. Vikram ‘vikrambatra’ Ved Batra – ₹91,174*
  2. Vivek ‘Vivek769’ Rawat – ₹87,265*
  3. naughtydude911 – ₹74,860*
  4. espanoza – ₹39,300
  5. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – ₹29,500
  6. Pranav ‘openended’ Mago – ₹23,600
  7. Kovid ‘fzzzyyy’ Saraswat – ₹19,600

*denotes a three-way deal


Karan karangogi Malhotra (Won Holdem BOOST ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹66,270), Subhajit redstriker Das (Won Daily BOOST ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹65,830), Openhand (Won Afternoon BOOST ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹57,730), Karan collingwood Sitlani (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹50,190), Manash ravenclaws Kalita (Won Hyper SPRINT ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹42,400), Vishesh07 (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹41,510), Amol18 (Won Evening SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹32,140), blazin666 (Won Daily Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹26,800), Radheyk3 (Won Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹15,690), Mohak Tiltin Kapoor (Won PLO Daily ₹40K GTD for ₹11,660), and Noel noelpais Pais (Won Turbo Megastack ₹30K GTD for ₹9,340) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.


PokerStars India

Bounty Builder HR (On-time Rake Refund) – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 55

Re-entries – 64

Total Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹5,83,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹4,16,500

Places Paid – 13

Spearheading the Tuesday action on PokerStars India was the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Bounty Builder HR (On-time Rake Refund). The 8 PM bounty event signed up 119 entrants, registering an overlay shortfall of ₹1.67 Lakhs.

It was 2.25 AM by the time the last hand was deal, with the user ‘snehadl’ walking away with the title and the ₹2.55 Lakhs up-top (₹1.40 Lakhs in bounties). Sreekanth ‘LaganaHiToHai’ Narayan finished runner-up for ₹1.28 Lakhs (₹13,125 in bounties).

The first-ever NPS Main Event champion & the #1 ranked player of the week, Mohammad ‘Bund_Blaster’ Azhar, pulled out another prolific run last night, cashing five events (including two FT scores) for ₹1.81 Lakhs (overall).

His Tuesday finishes include:

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Bounty Builder HR for ₹1.17 Lakhs

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s Holdem BOOST for ₹46,500

> 9th in Adda52’s Voyager for ₹6,180

> 16th in PokerBaazi’s Daily SPRINT for ₹6,000

> 15th in Spartan Poker’s The Race for ₹5,362

Mohammad Azhar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.53 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.08 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.48 Crores | Ranked #4 in the 2022 Winnings Leaderboard (Total Cashed) | Ranked #1 in the Weekly Leaderboard Standings

Sreekanth Narayan
Sreekanth Narayan


Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. snehadl – ₹2,54,679
  2. Sreekanth ‘LaganaHiToHai’ Narayan – ₹1,28,132
  3. Mohammad ‘Bund_Blaster’ Azhar – ₹1,17,216
  4. Neel ‘Worm236’ Joshi – ₹78,650
  5. Arsh ‘BiggggTymeR’ Grover – ₹71,526
  6. Ranjeet ‘Bedevilforyou’ Negi – ₹48,534
  7. Amit ‘the_ziro’ J – ₹46,219
  8. Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma – ₹32,138
  9. Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar – ₹30,637


Uppercut Mini – 1.75 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 77

Re-entries – 45

Regular Prize Pool – ₹98,750

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹76,250

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,75,000

Places Paid – 14

The 9:30 PM bounty attraction, ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini, filled in a ₹22,500 overlay deficit on the back of a starting field of 122 participants.

Last night’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT champion on PokerBaazi, Vikram ‘swingtrader23’ Ved Batra, was the last player standing and won ₹40,613 (₹21,728 in bounties). ‘realpanda96’ finished runner-up for ₹27,917 (₹9,033 in bounties).

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Vikram ‘swingtrader23’ Ved Batra – ₹40,613
  2. realpanda96 – ₹27,917
  3. volatilefire – ₹12,849
  4. Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi – ₹11,814
  5. nishant010 – ₹11,814
  6. ratishharsha1 – ₹6,668
  7. Kunal ‘kunalduggal13’ Duggal – ₹7,473
  8. rkrohan@& – ₹9,632
  9. Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta – ₹7,123

Partho ‘Spidermanindia’ Dutta (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,113), ‘IamD1992’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹13,150), ‘newbie884’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,817), and ‘Iamdnutzz2207’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹9,753) shipped the other Tuesday marquee.



The Mint – ₹14 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 213

Re-entries – 188

Prize Pool – ₹14,03,500

Places Paid – 43

The Adda52 userbondo07 made their way past 401 entries in the site`s Tuesday headliner, ₹14 Lakhs GTD The Mint, to win ₹3.13 Lakhs. T_Vercetti47 picked up a ₹2.45 Lakhs payday in second place.

‘bondo07’`s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: ₹22.36 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹3.80 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. bondo07 – ₹3,13,265
  2. T_Vercetti47 – ₹2,45,328
  3. Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara – ₹1,47,368
  4. chunu79 – ₹1,12,280
  5. Bujo – ₹72,982
  6. Rishabh ‘rishabh002’ Gupta – ₹49,123
  7. Bikshapathi ‘bikshapathi’ Velishetti – ₹38,596
  8. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹31,579


Voyager – ₹3 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 173

Re-entries – 136

Prize Pool – ₹3,09,000

Places Paid – 34

Suraj MichaelScarnn Arora outlasted 308 opponents (including 136 re-entries) in Adda52`s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager to collect ₹77,250 (his second-best finish on the site). The user filmyjuwarifinished runner-up for ₹46,814.

Suraj Arora`s online stats (except PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹24.93 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.92 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Suraj Arora
Suraj Arora


Final Table Results

  1. Suraj ‘MichaelScarnn’ Arora – ₹77,250
  2. filmyjuwari – ₹46,814
  3. Gurpal ‘TheUndecided777’ Singh – ₹33,990
  4. Lakshay ‘lakshayadhikari’ Adhikari – ₹25,802
  5. Aarchit ‘Aarchit’ Dhadwal – ₹17,768
  6. Ps161986 – ₹11,588
  7. Rajat ‘rajatnara’ Kumar – ₹9,270
  8. s4pp4s – ₹7,725


The mystery user Machine541 went on a tear in the low to mid-stakes MTTs on Adda52 – winning an incredible three titles and FT-ing the Evening Adda. They raked in ₹57,559 overall, boosting their site winnings to ₹33.98 Lakhs (₹4.39 Lakhs in site profits).

Their Tuesday finishes on Adda52 include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Nighttide DST Adda for ₹30,059

> 1st in Adda52’s Bounty Adda for ₹12,582

> 1st in Adda52’s Freeze Out Adda for ₹13,041

> 7th in Adda52’s Evening Adda for ₹1,877

vamseee450 (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,940), hemantbh (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹14,500), Jagat jk307 Bhandari (Won Morning Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹13,041), and Anurag Krifard Rawat (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹9,325) won the other Adda52 marquees.



Khelo365`s ₹10K GTD Sun Downer was taken down by ‘Akolum,’ who added ₹4,500 to their poker bankroll.


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Daily Majors: Manash Kalita, Anurag Srivastava, Md Zeeshan & Harsh Dembla Champion the Wednesday Flagships

It was a regular Wednesday as far as the online MTT action was concerned, and an eclectic mix of regs bagged the top paydays.

The action is set to increase several notches higher from tomorrow when the 13 Crores GTD Final Table Series 4.0 gets underway on Spartan Poker (and other partner sites BLITZPOKER and Poker High). The weekend ahead promises to be an electrifying one with PokerBaazi`s 18.50 Crores GTD National Poker Series kicking off on Sunday.

The former UVS – The Millionaire LITE champion Manash Kalita took down the days biggest guaranteed event, Spartan Poker‘s Destiny, for 6.74 Lakhs, becoming the first to book a seat in the Destiny 23.0 SnG Finale. Sandy Lamba (2nd for ₹4.20 Lakhs) and Sandeep Singh (3rd for ₹2.54 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.

Anurag Srivastava hit a new career milestone last night by crossing the 7 Crore mark in tracked online scores after winning Adda52s Maverick for the third time for 3.90 Lakhs. The former IOPC – The Millionaire champion bested Young Gun Arsh Grover heads-up, the latter collecting 2.21 Lakhs in second place.

‘Karan23’ came out on top in PokerBaazi’s The Pride and won ₹2.13 Lakhs. He chopped the title three-way with Lakshay Pahwa (2nd for ₹1.78 Lakhs) and Archit Saraogi (3rd for ₹1.69 Lakhs).

The former Full House winner Md Zeeshan was the last player standing in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT and won ₹1.54 Lakhs. Shubham Rai came second for ₹1.08 Lakhs.

This week`s Sunday Highroller champion Harsh Dembla kept his title-winning spree going as he took down PokerStars Indias Night on Stars for ₹1.05 Lakhs. Akshay Panwar placed runner-up for ₹81,190.

Shubham Agarwal, Tanay Parekh, Sanjeeta Kumari, Taliwabang Jamir, Sanjay Khanna, BLITZPOKER user Induprakash Mishra, Manish Jangid, Pankaj Nanda, and Adwait Pol won the other Wednesday marquees.

Here are the Wednesday highlights!


Spartan Poker

Destiny – 22 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 221

Re-entries – 92

Rebuys – 196

Prize Pool – ₹25,45,000

Places Paid – 40

The former UVS – The Millionaire Lite champion Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita made the Wednesday headlines for taking down Spartan Poker’s 22 Lakhs GTD Destiny for ₹6.74 Lakhs. Sandy ‘Fifa21’ Lamba (2nd for ₹4.20 Lakhs) and Sandeep ‘PS_Sunshine’ Singh (3rd for ₹2.54 Lakhs) secured podium finishes.

Manash Kalita is the first winner in the Destiny 23.0 series and correspondingly the first to book hiss seat on the 10 Lakhs GTD Destiny 23.0 SNG Finale set for May 8 (9 PM). He ITM-ed two more events last night, altogether banking 6.78 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 74.57 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 25.72 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

The Destiny runner-up finisher Sandy Lamba made three deep runs yesterday, collectively earning 4.32 Lakhs. His ITM finishes include:

Sandy Lamba
Sandy Lamba


> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Destiny for 4.20 Lakhs

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Night SPRINT for 8,302

> 11th in PokerStars India’s Big Bubble Rush for 4,117

Sandy Lamba’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹77.26 Lakhs

One of the top-ranked players on the annual TLB (points) standings, Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar, added more points to his tally with four ITM finishes worth 1.22 Lakhs. His ITM finishes include:

Siddharth Gangwar
Siddharth Gangwar


> 7th in Spartan Poker’s Destiny for 73,805

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for 38,564

> 10th in Adda52’s La Luna for 6,913

> 26th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for 2,613

Siddharth Gangwar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.11 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹76.25 Lakhs

Manash Kalita
Manash Kalita


Final Table Results

  1. Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita – ₹6,74,425
  2. Sandy ‘Fifa21’ Lamba – ₹4,19,925
  3. Sandeep ‘PS_Sunshine’ Singh – ₹2,54,500
  4. arcadiaaa – ₹1,60,335
  5. Aditya ‘Aara_rara_ra’ Kesharwani – ₹1,14,525
  6. Moji ‘Zaalimp’ Padu – ₹89,075
  7. Siddharth ‘cooking_nuts’ Gangwar – ₹73,805
  8. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – ₹61,080


Wednesday Vibes – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 208

Re-entries – 59

Rebuys – 149

Prize Pool – ₹6,24,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker`s second Wednesday marquee, 5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes, saw the user ‘hodorthedog’ overcoming the 416-entry field to win 1.06 Lakhs. The user ‘LeoBaazoka’ collected an equally impressive 1.02 lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

‘hodorthedog’ made quite the splash last night as they also took down the 2.50 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for 68,695, netting 1.75 Lakhs from the two title wins. Their Spartan Poker Stats: Site Winnings: 14.32 Lakhs | Site Profits: 3.51 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. hodorthedog – ₹1,06,191*
  2. LeoBaazoka – ₹1,02,100*
  3. Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj – ₹60,840
  4. Achilles1001 – ₹49,109
  5. KeepAtItBro – ₹38,501
  6. Yuvraj ‘Kalidenalii’ Bhardwaj – ₹29,141
  7. Boudicca – ₹21,403
  8. JaiKiran ‘GOLI SODA’ Kumar – ₹15,725

*denotes a heads-up deal


PT3025′ (Won Sundowner ₹2.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹51,319), ‘AtomicVendetta’ (Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹45,198), Induprakash ‘LARA LARA’ Mishra (Ultimate 6 Card PLO ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹32,940), ‘NanuPOW’ (Won Epic ₹80K GTD for ₹22,000), ‘Dark Nature’ (Won Epic ₹30K GTD for ₹9,636), and ‘Neel0731’ (Won The Centurion ₹50K GTD for ₹11,421) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.



The Pride – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 198

Re-entries – 156

Prize Pool – ₹12,39,000

Places Paid – 45

PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride wrangled in 354 entries, posting a ₹12.39 Lakhs prize pool. The event played down to a three-way deal with ‘karan23’ walking away with the title and ₹2.13 Lakhs in prize money. Lakshay ‘lakshay2401’ Pahwa (2nd for ₹1.78 Lakhs) and Archit ‘architbl’ Saraogi (3rd for ₹1.69 Lakhs) were the other beneficiaries of the deal.

The champion’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹30.47 Lakhs | Titles Won: #5 | Final Table Finishes: #48

The Pride third-place finisher Archit Saraogi pocketed ₹1.79 Lakhs yesterday on the back of two FT finishes.

Archit Saraogi
Archit Saraogi


> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹1,68,562

> 7th in Spartan Poker’s Sundowner for ₹10,057

Final Table Results

  1. karan23 – ₹2,13,110*
  2. Lakshay ‘lakshay2401’ Pahwa – ₹1,77,736*
  3. Archit ‘architbl’ Saraogi – ₹1,68,562*
  4. Sushil ‘qazxsw2’ Kumar – ₹86,730
  5. Abhijeet ‘ERROR404’ Kumar – ₹65,048
  6. anillaice21 – ₹52,038
  7. kingshigh677 – ₹43,365
  8. Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover – ₹34,692

*denotes a three-way deal


(7-Max) SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 304

Re-entries – 225

Prize Pool – ₹7,93,000

Places Paid – 63

Md ‘007Bahubali’ Zeeshan trounced the 529-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT, clinching his third title of the year and ₹1.54 Lakhs in prize money. The former Full House Finale champion also cashed The Pride (32nd for ₹8,054), rounding up ₹1.62 Lakhs in Wednesday winnings.

Md Zeeshan’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.46 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹33.15 Lakhs

Shubham ‘Don903’ Rai has cashed the (7-Max) SPRINT six times, with his deepest run coming last night as he finished runner-up for ₹1.08 Lakhs.

MD Zeeshan
MD Zeeshan


Final Table Results

  1. Md ‘007Bahubali’ Zeeshan – ₹1,54,177
  2. Shubham ‘Don903’ Rai – ₹1,08,075
  3. Gotiyaa – ₹69,511
  4. MichaelScarn – ₹51,419
  5. Siddharth ‘GangnamGangi’ Gangwar – ₹38,564
  6. Arjun ‘CR7Fever’ Bharadwaj – ₹30,947
  7. nicknjones – ₹25,789


Tanay ‘TanayParekh’ Parekh (Won Daily Boost ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹74,000), Sanjeeta ‘realkidsanju’ Kumari (Won Hyper SPRINT ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹66,930), Taliwabang ‘Meverick’ Jamir (Won Holdem BOOST₹ 1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,370), ‘ManiakGod’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹45,250), ‘chhotubhaiya’ (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹31,170), and ‘jit16070’ (Won 5-max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹14,020) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees.


PokerStars India

Night on Stars – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 90

Re-entries – 62

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 17

Harsh kakori kabab Dembla has been crushing the PokerStars India flagships off late, and there is no slowing him down. After winning the Super Highroller (February 12) & Sunday Highroller (February 27) last month, Dembla added the Night on Stars title to his kitty, netting ₹1,04,951. Akshay ak7208Panwar placed runner-up for ₹81,190.

The ₹2,750 buy-in event clocked in 152 entrants and the top 17 places benefitted from the ₹1.20 Lakhs in overlay value added by the site.

Harsh Dembla
Harsh Dembla


Final Table Results

  1. Harsh kakori kabab Dembla – ₹1,04,951
  2. Akshay ak7208 Panwar – ₹81,190
  3. Harsh harsh1327 Bubna – ₹62,809
  4. Sachit sach4694 Malik – ₹48,589
  5. Aditya Casanovoracle Pasari – ₹37,588
  6. akgdr – ₹29,078
  7. Mahesh masteroffelts Shyamsundar – ₹22,495
  8. Kunal iAlwaysHaveit Patni – ₹17,402
  9. killeerbeee – ₹13,462


Big Bubble Rush – 1.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 71

Re-entries – 58

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 14

One of the three EPT Sochi online qualifiers, Sanjay raghav1990 Khanna, won the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush for ₹36,467. Adarsh Subham007Subham finished runner-up for ₹23,272.

The ₹1,100 buy-in event filled in ₹21,000 in overlays.

Adarsh Jha
Adarsh Jha


Final Table Results

  1. Sanjay raghav1990 Khanna – ₹36,467
  2. Adarsh Subham007 Subham – ₹23,272
  3. RAV1619 – ₹11,125
  4. Amit Stu Ungar 7694 Kaushik – ₹9,839
  5. Gopal MrBigSlick139 Bajaj – ₹7,541
  6. YKARKI2147 – ₹7,240
  7. Hotcheezzzzball – ₹4,694


Sush000 (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹22,882), Manish manish jangid Jangid (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹13,054), sarthakssinghal(Won Prime Time Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹11,240), and Adwait Adwait Pol Pol (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹10,103) took down the other PokerStars India marquees.



Maverick – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,750

Entries – 332

Re-entries – 279

Prize Pool – 15,27,512

Places Paid – 63

Adda52’s Wednesday mainstay, 15 Lakhs GTD Maverick, round up a starting field of 611 runners, filling in 15.28 Lakhs in the prize pool. A total of 63 players earned a share of the money, and the action wound down to a clash between the former IOPC – The Millionaire champion Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava and Young Gun Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover. Srivastava eventually prevailed to claim the title and the 3.90 Lakhs up top – his third time winning this event! Grover had to settle for a runner-up payday worth 2.21 Lakhs.

Anurag Srivastava cashed two other events, rounding up 4.19 Lakhs in Wednesday earnings. He also crossed a significant milestone on the back of his Wednesday grind, crossing 7 Crores in tracked online winnings.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Maverick for 3.90 Lakhs

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Boost for 18,559

> 13th in PokerStars India’s Night on Stars for 11,234

Anurag Srivastava’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.04 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.17 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Anurag Srivastava
Anurag Srivastava


Final Table Results

  1. Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava – 3,89,513
  2. Arsh ‘bigggtymer’ Grover – 2,21,488
  3. sadhu16 – 1,51,986
  4. Faiz ‘theinternetkid’ Alam – 1,10,744
  5. Vishal ‘Mitsen’ Singh – 76,375
  6. rupoomdey – 53,463
  7. Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta – 42,006
  8. saurav39 – 30,550


La Luna – 4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,800

Entries – 143

Re-entries – 138

Prize Pool – 4,60,846

Places Paid – 30

Adda52`s 9.30 PM attraction, the 4 Lakhs GTD La Luna, brought in 281 hopefuls and the top 30 places got a share from the 4.61 Lakhs prize pool. It took the former APT #10 Monday Major champion Shubham ‘NewBackchod’ Agarwal just about six hours to cut his way past the competition and win the title for 1.18 Lakhs. The user ‘Rasalsachin’ placed runner-up for 70,278.

Final Table Results

  1. Shubham ‘NewBackchod’ Agarwal – 1,17,975
  2. Rasalsachin – 70,278
  3. Vishal ‘Mitsen’ Singh – 52,997
  4. Vikash ‘charuz’ Kumar – 39,171
  5. Atishay ‘pokergod56’ Samuel – 26,498
  6. Amrit ‘amrit1111’ Mishra – 18,434


‘Inzexet’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 37,547), ‘pokerpro853’ (Won Sundown Adda 50K GTD for 14,112), ‘Bujo’ (Won Bounty Adda 60K GTD for 12,533), ‘Infinite00’ (Won Freezeout Adda 50K GTD for 12,171), Pankaj ‘Pok3rking’ Nanda (Won Evening Adda 50K GTD for 10,560), and ‘tannyboi’ (Won Midnight Bash 22K GTD for 5,619) won the other Adda52 marquees.


MPL Poker

MPL Poker user Competator championed the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Bonanza for ₹39,000. zdfighter007 collected ₹25,500 in second-place prize money.



Khelo365s Wednesday fixture, the ₹25K GTD Deepstack PLO, was taken down by Abhims05, who won ₹10,000. KaranZZZ placed second for ₹6,250.


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

This Week in Poker: September 8 – 14

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!

After two weeks of downtime, the online scene has exploded with activity, with three high voltage MTT stops starting days apart from each other. Spartan Poker FTS 3.0, PokerBaazi’s IMPS Gold Edition, and PokerStars India’s INCOOP all hit the ground running this week.

With an abundance of massive guaranteed tournaments, the week registered a slew of big winners. However, none more consistent than Haider Madraswala, who stormed his way to the top of the weekly charts. The old-timer has been on the rampage with two title wins and two runner-up finishes, adding 25.72 Lakhs this past week. Being the only player to net over 25 Lakhs in online winnings, Madraswala, deservedly, is our “PokerGuru Star of the Week!”

M Balakrishnan, Mohammad Azhar, Manash Kalita, Anmol Agarwal, Sahil Chutani, and PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh were the other big scorers of the week.

With so much MTT action running all across, sites are going all out to get crossover traffic to hit the cash tables. PokerBaazi is closing in on its seventh anniversary and is pulling out all the stops to make the occasion momentous for the poker community. Just weeks after dropping the news of TheEndBoss 2.0, the site launched two cash game promotions – Cash Smash 7.0 and LIC Leaderboard – both promising 3.50 Crores in guaranteed prizes. The promotions are already live on the site and continue until October 31.

Asia’s largest online poker room, Natural8, also has a hoard of lucrative offers and promotions for September, including the Super MILLION$ Week with $15 Million in guaranteed prizes.

Moving over to the international sphere, the GGPoker/Natural8-leg of the 2021 WSOP Online Series wrapped up on September 12. A total of six gold bracelets were awarded during the final week of play, with France’s Arnaud Enselme claiming the last bracelet of the series in Event #33: $500 The Closer for $360,223. However, Russia’s Aleksei Vandyshev hogged the spotlight in the closing week of the series as he championed the $5,000 Main Event Online Championship for a jaw-dropping $2.54 Million.

Coming to live-action, after the successful culmination of Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) Europe, PokerGO is now streaming high-stakes MTT action from the Poker Masters series taking place at the PokerGO Studios in Las Vegas. The opening week witnessed a lot of high-octane action, with six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu capturing his second live title of the year in Event #5: $50K NLHE for $178,000. The win has made the GGPoker Ambassador the frontrunner in the race for the Purple Jacket.

The week also witnessed a host of new signups. Yuri Dzievielevski, aka “theNERDguy” was onboarded by partypoker as its new sponsored Team Pro, while PokerStars announced Rafael Moraes as its latest ambassador. The 2003 WSOP Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker partnered with European e-wallet digital payments provider MuchBetter, and Darren Elias joined BetMGM’s partypoker US network as a brand ambassador.


Online Railbird Report

Online poker has been the prevailing theme for the better part of two years now – ever since the COVID-19 virus reared its ugly head in the world. And even after all this time, the numbers continue to hold on strong.

On the domestic front, the MTT regs got almost two weeks off between the WPT Online India Series and FTS 3.0. The action has especially escalated in the last few days as PokerBaazi`s IMPS Gold Edition and PokerStars India`s INCOOP have significantly increased the count of daily marquees.

The “PokerGuru Star of the Week” title goes to Haider Madraswala, hands down the most consistent player of the week. Madraswala all but filed his nomination for the title last Wednesday itself with a runner finish in Spartan Poker`s Destiny. The online reg couldn`t have asked for a better start at FTS 3.0. He championed FTS #2 Friday Special for a hefty 9.75 Lakhs, bagging the first Gold Medallion of the series. And just two days later, he won another 7.38 Lakhs for his runner-up finish in the FTS #8 Sunday Special. He also took down the latest The Big Show on PokerBaazi. With 25.72 Lakhs earned over the week, he scored more than double of everyone else on the list.

Haider Madraswala
Haider Madraswala


His top finishes include:

> 2nd in the Destiny 23 Lakhs GTD for 4.27 Lakhs

> 1st in the FTS #2 Friday Special 50 Lakhs GTD for 9.75 Lakhs

> 2nd in the FTS #8 Sunday Special 60 Lakhs GTD for 7.38 Lakhs

> 1st in The Big Show 7.50 Lakhs GTD for 1.66 Lakhs

M Balakrishnan collected 12.05 Lakhs through the week, headlined by two title victories in the Trending Thursday and the Destiny 20.0 SnG Finale.

His top finishes include:

> 1st in the Destiny 20.0 Finale SNG 10 Lakhs GTD for 5 Lakhs

> 1st in the Trending Thursday 20 Lakhs GTD for 3.46 Lakhs

> 3rd in the FTS #6 11 Lakhs GTD for 1.09 Lakhs

Arun Karthik topped the 60 Lakhs GTD FTS #8 Sunday Special to collect a seven-figure score worth 11.65 Lakhs.

Mohammad Azhar added anotherThe Big Deal title to his name – his second consecutive time winning the Thursday flagship. He FT-ed two other events, adding 11.58 Lakhs this week.

Mohammad Azhar
Mohammad Azhar


His top finishes include:

> 1st in The Big Deal 30 Lakhs GTD for 7.80 Lakhs

> 7th in the FTS #5 Saturday Special 40 Lakhs GTD for 1.33 Lakhs

> 7th in The Endeavour 12 Lakhs GTD for 81,534

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh Balodhi was another one of the week’s movers and shakers. He started out with a sixth-place finish in Wednesday’s Destiny and took down Adda52`s Mega Suits on Sunday. In all, he earned almost 11.34 Lakhs.

Ashutosh Balodhi
Ashutosh Balodhi


His top finishes include:

> 1st in the Mega Suits 25 Lakhs GTD for 5.02 Lakhs

> 2nd in the Iron Man 8 Lakhs GTD for 1.24 Lakhs

> 2nd in the INCOOP – 6 Sixth Sense 10 Lakhs GTD for 1.41 Lakhs

Manash Kalita, Anmol Agarwal, Sahil Chutani, and PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh were the other top scorers of the week.

Top Winners of the Week:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Arun 'Rohini Sharma' Karthik₹11.64 LakhsFTS#8 Sunday Special ₹60 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar₹7.79 LakhsThe Big Deal ₹30 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Manash 'Silver555' Kalita₹7.79 LakhsFTS#5 Saturday Special ₹40 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Mantri97₹6.65 LakhsAdda52 Millions ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Nitesh 'KATIYAR11' Katiyar₹5.62 LakhsDestiny ₹23 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Sandeep 'thak' Thakral₹5.62 LakhsThe Ballers ₹22.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
dstar₹5.52 LakhsNano Main Event ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi₹5.01 LakhsMega Suits ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
M 'LACHANCE' Balakrishnan₹5 LakhsDestiny 20.0 Finale ₹10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Dishani 'Dishvish' Vijay₹4.17 LakhsThe Weekly HighRoller ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Kartik 'TheInternetKid' Ved₹3.92 LakhsBSS SuperStack ₹20 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Kunal ‘VasooliChacha’ Patni₹3.91 LakhsThe Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Vaibhav ‘GTO_LIFE_GG’ Sharma₹3.70 LakhsSunday Special Progressive KO ₹18 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Betoo₹3.47 LakhsThe Mint ₹14 Lakhs GTDAdda52
M ‘LACHANCE’ Balakrishnan₹3.46 LakhsTrending Thursday ₹20 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Goonjan ‘gmtesting.ind’ Mall₹3.28 LakhsSunday Highroller ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Anurag 'GutshotHaiBro' Srivastava₹3.13 LakhsINCOOP-08 Bounty Builder HR ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
arushiagarwal₹3.09 LakhsMaverick ₹15 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Manish 'diamond101' Ranjan₹2.89 LakhsFTS#15 ₹15 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Shagun ‘sogani94’ Jain₹2.85 LakhsNano Highroller ₹15 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Rishab 'NoChan(3' Malik₹2.51 LakhsHighroller ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha₹2.37 LakhsFTS#9 ₹12 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar₹2.35 LakhsFTS #1 ₹12 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ashish ‘notoriouskonvict1’ Nailwal₹2.20 LakhsFTS #3 ₹10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
duecesftw₹2.04 LakhsThe Pride ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Dhaval 'faizal1506' Doshi₹2.04 LakhsIron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTD
Jaideep 'NNomadas'Sajwan₹1.97 LakhsUppercut [6-Max] Magic Edition ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Arvind ‘Flippopotomus’ Halaharvi₹1.94 LakhsThe Endeavour ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Harsh 'kakori kabab' Dembla₹1.90 LakhsINCOOP-06 Sixth Sense ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Sachin 'durrred' Sharma₹1.78 LakhsFTS#12 ₹11 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Shashank 'reconnecting' Desai₹1.69 LakhsFTS#7 ₹10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Haider ‘Haider’ Madraswala₹1.65 LakhsThe Big Show ₹7.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Dhinesh 'dinzy009' Kumar₹1.45 LakhsRunning Hot ₹5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Shashank 'reconnecting' Desai₹1.25 LakhsFTS#10 ₹6 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Shashank 'reconnecting' Desai₹1.25 LakhsFTS#10 ₹6 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Mohitkumar 'FloatingMonkey' Bohra₹1.16 LakhsFTS#13 ₹6 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
bloodring_banger₹1.13 LakhsWednesday Vibes ₹6 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Ashish 'TRIPPINonACID' Kumar₹1.12 LakhsBattle Royale (7-Max) ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Vijay 'VIJAYAIR01' Singh₹1.09 Lakhs(5-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
rkrohan@&₹1.03 LakhsINCOOP-09 Uppercut Mini ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
Gautam 'M8a7' Rohilla₹1.02 Lakhs(5-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Killshot0510₹99,377La luna ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Raghav 'scambrahm' Ananth₹97,733IMPS#5 ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
tanusri111₹97,083Daily SPRINT 5-Max ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia₹96,614Night on Stars ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Anmolraj 'anmolrajy' Singh Chawla₹95,728Voyager ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
KickOff11₹74,525Voyager ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari₹62,259Nano DST ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Anurag '13anurag' Srivastava₹61,410Holdem BOOST ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Biplob 'hellhell' Rana
₹59,389Monster Stack ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Hemant ‘hkm2828’ Meena₹58,850Daily Night Sprint ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
R ‘prakash7639’ J Prakash₹56,442Nano Godfather ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Karan 'Apocalypto' Radia₹56,240Holdem BOOST ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Samu ‘AKumarss’ Rai₹56,057Big Bubble Rush 2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Jimmy 'jeeven' Arora₹51,602Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam₹51,000Holdem Boost ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
banti111₹48,600Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
'Siryourchipsplease'₹46,604Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.1 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
CURR¥300₹45,321Big Bubble Rush ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
‘loneraker’₹44,167Ultrasonic ₹1.50 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Harsh 'kakori kabab' Dembla₹42,841The Classic ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
'rajesh1010'₹37,007Daily Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar₹33,900PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Keechad₹35,759Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
cardshark6191₹34,101Time Tourney: 90 Minutes ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
Arun 'Devillll27' Thakur₹34,036PLO5 BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Dhirendra 'dhiru91' Kumar₹31,490PLO5 BOSST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
100NUJ1₹30,550PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Sankalp 'Wobbegong' Marwah₹28,150PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu₹26,779Ultra KO 100% ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
Murali ‘grind121’ Mohan₹25,506Nano Thursday Adda ₹90K GTDAdda52
Messironaldo007₹23,428Nano Siesta ₹1 Lakh GTDAdda52
'Zed49'₹22,062Epic ₹1 Lakh GTDSpartan Poker
‘ladda’₹21,180Daily Afternoon Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
goblem00₹20,485Nano Crack Jack ₹70K GTDAdda52
be_desi₹20,418Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
'Viktor0802'₹19,054The Centurion Boost ₹1 Lakh GTDSpartan Poker
Vikram ‘swingtrader23’ Ved Batra₹18,251Afternoon On Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
Vivek 'viveksnmc10' Pal₹16,710Turbo ₹75K GTDPokerBaazi
Raman 'Ranzoo9' Arora₹16,710Turbo 75K GTDPokerBaazi
Anand 'easywithducks' Babu Pallikona₹16,298Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
‘Vegas316’₹15,592Bigstack Turbo ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
Sreeharsha 'DonkeyCommitted' Boneni₹14,596Primetime Grind ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
'Jaydeep777'₹13,800Hitman PLO ₹30K GTDKhelo365
‘Rk2241’₹13,300Turbo ₹75K GTDPokerBaazi
‘Ilikewinning69’₹12,519Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
‘Bhanuhansu1’₹12,500Bounty Wednesday ₹50K GTDPokerDangal
Mahlima 'zokid' Fanai₹12,250PLO5 Thursday ₹50K GTDPokerDangal
vipinrrrr₹12,2005-max Daily ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
'Bhanusharma1111'₹11,5006 Feet Under PLO Deepstack ₹25K GTDKhelo365
Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia₹11,240Primetime Grind ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
LYM2020₹10,581Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
Ashish Kumar 'Notoriousladka' Yadav₹10,1115-Max Daily ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
Firdosh123₹8,424Nano Battleship ₹30K GTDAdda52
Abhishek372₹7,623Nano PLO ₹25K GTDAdda52
'picnic123'₹4,600SUN DOWNER ₹10K GTDKhelo365


PokerBaazi’s Cash Smash 7.0 & LIC Leaderboard Each Offer 3.50 Crore in Prizes (Sept 13 – Oct 31)

September might be a busy month for the MTT crowd, but cash game players have enough incentive to put in volume as well. Starting September 13 and up to October 31, PokerBaazi runs two promotional offers dishing out 3.50 Crore in each. The popular cash game promotion, Cash Smash 7.0, offering 3.50 Crore in prizes during their 18-day-long run. The site has also brought back the Loss Insurance Cover (LIC) Leaderboard that will run NLHE, PLO-4, and PLO-5 leaderboard sprints offering prizes.

Cash Smash 7.0
Cash Smash 7.0


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Natural8 Running Super Million$ Week, Offering a Chance to Win From $15M GTD Series & 4 Special Edition WSOP Rings (Sept 12 – 19)

Natural8 has come up with attractive offers for September. This includes the Super MILLION$ Week that offers players a chance to win from the $15M GTD series and four Special Edition WSOP rings from September 12 to 19.

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WSOP Online 2021

The GGPoker/Natural8-leg of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online completed its second edition on September 12. The series began on July 26, with 33 bracelets up for grabs.

Russia’s Aleksei Vandyshev grabbed his career-first gold bracelet in the biggest event of the series, Event #27: $5,000 Main Event Online Championship, walking away with a life-changing $2.54 Million.

Aleksei Vandyshev
Aleksei Vandyshev


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Poland’s Dominik Panka grabbed one of the last bracelets at the series, winning Event #28: $2,100 Bounty Championship NLHE for $185,228.

Dominic Panka
Dominic Panka


India’s first solo WSOP gold bracelet champion, Young Gun Abhinav “OBellaCiao” Iyer, placed 10th in the event for $17,383 (includes $5,164 in bounties).

Abhinav Iyer
Abhinav Iyer


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Closing the curtains on the series was France’s Arnaud Enselme, who championed the final tourney, i.e., Event #33: $500 The Closer for his first gold bracelet and $360,223.

Arnaud Enselme
Arnaud Enselme


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Ruslan “Sovs20” Rishko (Won Event #32: $210 WSOP Bounty Double MILLION$ for $282,586), Vlad Martynenko (Won Event #29: $1,500 FIFTY STACK for $250,198), Jase Regina (Won Event #30: $525 WSOP Beat the Pros [Freezeout] for $75,342) and Yuhan “HansNevrLose” Liu (Won Event #31: ¥815 WSOP Zodiac Autumn Festival for ¥563,257 (~$87,404), were also among the last of the series’ champions.


Poker Masters 2021

Offering a fresh dose of international high-stakes action, the 2021 Poker Masters opened for action at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas on September 9. The soon-to-be-dad Shannon Shorr shipped the series opener, $10K NLHE for #205,000.

Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr


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Over the weekend, GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu won his second tournament title of the year by taking down Event #5: $50K NLHE for $178,000. Negreanu’s win has pushed him to the top of the Purple Jacket leaderboard race.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu


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Sean Perry (Won Event #2: $10K NLHE for $206,400), Brock Wilson (Won Event #4L $10K NLHE for $189,800), Stephen Chidwick (Won Event #7: $10K NLHE for $183,600), Adam Hendrix (Won Event #3: $10K PLO for $186,300) and Maxx Coleman (Won Event #6: $10K 8-Game for $120,000) have also win titles.


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.

Manash Kalita, Ashutosh Balodhi, Kartik Ved, Vaibhav Sharma & Goonjan Mall Champion the Sunday Marquees

Sunday was expectedly action-packed, with the third edition of the Final Table Series (FTS) now underway on Spartan Poker. PokerGuru Ambassadors dominated much of the action by winning four marquees and posting numerous FT finishes.

One of the biggest attractions of Sunday was the live-streamed final table of FTS#5 Saturday Special on Spartan Poker. The stacked final table featured well-known names from the domestic circuit, and Manash Kalita topped them all to collect ₹7.79 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh placed second for ₹4.95 Lakhs.

Stablemates Ashutosh Balodhi and Ratul Steves were both top contenders in Adda52’s Mega Suits. The duo chopped the event with Balodhi walking away with the title for ₹5.02 Lakhs. Steves collected ₹4.73 Lakhs in second place.

Similarly, Kartik Ved and Laksh Pal Singh were fighting over the BSS SuperStack title on PokerBaazi. Ved won the event for ₹3.93 Lakhs, and Singh banked ₹3.21 Lakhs for his runner-up finish, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha (Won FTS#9 for ₹2.37 Lakhs) and Shashank Desai (Won FTS#7 for ₹1.69 Lakhs) were the other two PokerGuru Ambassadors who took down Sunday titles.

In the PokerStars India flagships, Vaibhav Sharma won the Sunday Special Progressive KO for ₹3.70 Lakhs, and Goonjan Mall took down the Sunday Highroller for ₹3.28 Lakhs.

M Balakrishnan, Raghav Ananth, Ashok Choudhary, Mohsin Shaikh, Deepak Singh, Prabhat Kumar, Amit Kumar Singh, Sandeep Varma, Umesh Sharma, Rahul Thakur, Shagun Jain, Tarush Gupta, and Yash Chitre shipped the other Sunday marquees!

Here are the Sunday highlights!


Spartan Poker

Day 3 of the FTS 3.0 had four events on the tap running alongside the live-streamed FT of the FTS#5 Saturday Special.

The ₹1 Crore GTD FTS – The Feast ran its third starting flight, and Day 1C registered 335 entries. Only 42 players survived the day’s onslaught. Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay (175,224), Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar (169,090), and ‘CultOfPersonality’ (145,218) topped the day-end chip counts.

Ashwin Vijay
Ashwin Vijay


Another big draw, the ₹60 Lakhs GTD FTS#8 Sunday Special, locked in 594 entries, overlaying ₹60,000. Like the last two FTS flagships, the gameplay was paused with the formation of the eight-handed final table. Headlining the action today will be Piyush ‘jacks_apart’ Jain (2,525,354), who returns with the start-of-final table chip lead. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (1,882,520) and ‘THENERDGUY’ (1,696,182) carried forward the next two big stacks.

Piyush Jain
Piyush Jain


However, even before the Sunday Special started, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD FTS#5 Saturday Special had declared a champion. The former UVS Main Event champion Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita was the last player standing and won ₹7.79 Lakhs! PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘Zima Blue’ Mahesh chasing his first FTS title, finished runner-up for ₹4.95 Lakhs.

Manash Kalita
Manash Kalita


The ₹7,700 entry buy-in event registered 498 entries, filling in ₹5.14 Lakhs in overlays. Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover bagged the Day 1 chip lead.

Arsh Grover
Arsh Grover


The first-ever NPS Main Event champion Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar was the first to be eliminated on Day 2 in eighth place for ₹97,600. Young Gun Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani (7th for ₹1.32 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Akshay ‘AustralianAccountant’ Kapoor (6th for ₹1.80 Lakhs), Rahul ‘sttoned’ Kumar (5th for ₹2.36 Lakhs), Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (4th for ₹3 Lakhs), and Arsh Grover (3rd for ₹3.71 Lakhs) banked the other FT payouts.

You can watch the replay of the cards-up FT live stream below.

Joining Ashutosh Balodhi and Kartik Ved on the list of Sunday winners were two more PokerGuru Ambassadors, Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha and Shashank ‘reconnecting’ Desai.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha


Arjanveer Singh Chadha trounced an 825-entry field in the ₹12 Lakhs GTD FTS#9 to win ₹2.37 Lakhs. He scored in a total of four events yesterday, raking in ₹2.69 Lakhs cumulatively.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FTS #9 for ₹2,37,476

> 24th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹16,800

> 36th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹13,750

> 70th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO for ₹1,250

Chadha’s fellow stablemate, Shashank Desai, posted his fourth deep run in the ongoing series (winning his career-first FTS title) in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD FTS#7. Desai struck a heads-up deal with Himanshu ‘shambolic794’ Arora (2nd for ₹1.64 Lakhs) before collecting the ₹1.69 Lakhs winner’s payday.

Runner-up Himanshu Arora
Runner-up Himanshu Aroraq


Shashank Desai’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹29.30 Lakhs

Spartan Poker`s Destiny 20.0 series also came to a close last night, with M ‘LACHANCE’ Balakrishnan emerging victorious in the SNG Finale for ₹5 Lakhs. Ashish ‘King$layer’ Kumar came second for ₹3 Lakhs, and Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma placed third for ₹2 Lakhs.

Runner-up Ashish Kumar
Runner-up Ashish Kumar


‘Siryourchipsplease’ (Won Sunday Kick-off ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹43,950), ‘SHIV208951’ (Won Sunday Night Rider ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹27,771), ‘Renben888’ (Won Sunday Deep Freeze ₹75K GTD for ₹21,863) and ‘tranquilo5’ (Won Epic ₹30K GTD for ₹9,581) won the other Sunday Marquees.

Three days into FTS 3.0 and its Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar, who sits on top of the FTS leaderboard standings with 1,723 points. PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘recon