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WPT Prime Debuts in Asia With WPT Vietnam (May 19 – 30), Sizable Indian Continent Expected to be in Attendance!

We’re looking at an explosive month ahead for live MTT regulars. While most of the domestic crowd is already in Jhapa, Nepal, for the ongoing IPC Megastacks, starting today, i.e., on May 19, is the WPT Prime’s inaugural stop – WPT Vietnam.

WPT has hosted three editions in Vietnam through 2018 and 2019, but this is the first time the prestigious stop is coming back as part of WPT’s all-new global poker brand –WPT Prime. WPT Prime was launched in February, a month after the brand came out with the partial schedule of the WPT Season XX.

Being hosted at the Crown Poker Club, Hanoi, the 12-day series comprises 24 events, and guarantees VND 15 Billion (~$649,645) in prize money. Headlining the series will be the VND25,000,000 ($1,100) buy-in Main Event that features a VND 8 Billion GTD ($346,477) prize pool and three starting flights taking off on May 26, all the way to Day 2 on May 30.

While you’ll find old favorites like Deepstacks, SuperStacks, Freezeout tourneys, and the Main Event Warm-Up, the most expensive tournament on the schedule is the VND 210 Million ($9,100) buy-in Super Stars Challenge Invitational (May 21). Another featured attraction is the High Roller 2-Day Event (May 29 – 30) with a VND 2.5 Billion ($108,274) guarantee.

 

WPT Prime Vietnam Schedule

Date & TimeEventGTD
May 19, 10 AM₫1,000,000 + ₫100,000 No Limit Hold'em - Opener Satellite3 Seats GTD
May 19, 11 AM₫8,000,000 + ₫800,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT Opener (Event 1 - Day 1A)₫2.5 Billion
May 19, 3:30 PM₫4,000,000 + ₫400,000 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack (Event 2)-
May 19, 6:45 PM₫3,000,000 + ₫300,000 No Limit Hold'em - Hyper Turbo (Event 3)-
May 19, 7 PM₫1,000,000 + ₫100,000 No Limit Hold'em - Opener Satellite-
May 20, 10 AM₫1,000,000 + ₫100,000 No Limit Hold'em - Opener Satellite-
May 20, 11 AM₫8,000,000 + ₫800,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT Opener (Event 1 - Day 1B)₫2.5 Billion
May 20, 3:30 PM₫3,000,000 + ₫300,000 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack Cheap Freeze (Event 4)-
May 20, 6:45 PM₫4,000,000 + ₫400,000 No Limit Hold'em - Turbo (Event 4)-
May 20, 7 PM₫1,000,000 + ₫100,000 No Limit Hold'em - Opener Satellite2 Seats GTD
May 21, 10 AM₫1,000,000 + ₫100,000 No Limit Hold'em - Opener Satellite3 Seats GTD
May 21, 11 AM₫8,000,000 + ₫800,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT Opener (Event 1 - Day 1C)₫2.5 Billion
May 21, 3:30 pm  ₫6,000,000 + ₫600,000 No Limit Hold'em - 2M VND Bounty (Event 6)-
May 21, 7 pm  ₫700,000 + 70,000 No Limit Hold'em - SuperStack Satellite3 Seats GTD
May 21, 7:30 pm  ₫200,000,000 + ₫10,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Super Star Challenge Invitational-
May 22, 10 AM ₫700,000 + ₫70,000 No Limit Hold'em - SuperStack Satellite3 Seats GTD
May 22, 11 AM No Limit Hold'em - WPT Opener (Event 1 - Day 2)₫2.5 Billion
May 22, 12 PM₫6,000,000 + ₫600,000 No Limit Hold'em - SuperStack (Event 7)-
May 22, 1 PM₫50,000,000 + ₫5,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Single Day High Roller (Event 8)-
May 22, 4:15 PM₫1,850,000 + ₫200,000 No Limit Hold'em - Mystery Bounty Satlelite2 Seats GTD
Mon 23, 10 AM  ₫1,850,000 + ₫200,000 No Limit Hold'em - Mystery Bounty Satlelite2 Seats GTD
Mon 23 - 24, 11 AM₫10,000,000 + ₫1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Mystery Bounty (Event 9 - Day 1A)₫1 Billion
May 23, 3:30 PM  ₫10,000,000 + ₫1,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Mystery Bounty (Event 9 - Day 1B)₫1 Billion
May 23, 6:15 PM₫3,000,000 + ₫300,000 No Limit Hold'em - Hyper Turbo (Event 10)-
May 24, 10 AM₫21,000,000 + ₫200,000 NoLimit Hold'em - 8 Max Main Event Warm Up Satellite2 Seats GTD
May 24, 11 AMNo Limit Hold'em - Mystery Bounty (Event 9 - Day 2)₫1 Billion
May 24 - 25, 12 PM₫15,000,000 + ₫15,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - 8 Max Main Event Warm Up (Event 11 - Day 1)-
May 24, 4:15 PM₫6,000,000 + ₫600,000 No Limit Hold'em - Short Deck (Event 12)-
May 24, 6:15 PM₫3,600,000 + ₫400,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event Satellite3 Seats GTD
May 25, 10 AM₫700,000 + ₫100,000 No Limt Hold'em - Feeder to Mega Satellite5 Seats GTD
May 25, 11 AMNo Limit Hold'em - 8 Max Main Event Warm Up (Event 11 - Day 2)-
May 25, 12:30 PM₫3,600,000 + ₫400,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event Mega Satellite10 Seats GTD
May 25, 1:30 PM₫5,000,000 + ₫500,000 No Limit Hold'em - Megastack (Event 14)-
May 25 - 26, 4:15 PM₫10,000,000 + ₫1,000,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Event 15 - Day 1)-
May 26, 10 AM₫3,150,000 + ₫350,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event Satellite2 Seats GTD
May 26, 10:30 AMPot Limit Omaha (Event 15 - Day 2)-
May 26 - 30, 11 AM₫22,730,000 + ₫2,270,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT Main Event (Event 16 - Day 1A)₫8 Billion
May 26 - 28, 1 PM₫100,000,000 + ₫7,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller (Event 17 0 Day 1)-
May 26, 4:15 PM₫5,000,000 + ₫500,000 No Limit Hold'em - Superstack Turbo-
May 26, 6:15 PM₫3,600,000 + ₫400,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event Satellite-
May 27, 10 AM₫3,150,000 + ₫350,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event Satellite-
May 27, 10:30 AMNo Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller (Event 17 - Day 2)-
May 27, 11 AM₫22,730,000 + ₫2,270,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT Main Event (Event 16 - Day 1B)₫8 Billion
May 27, 4:15 PM₫7,000,000 + ₫700,000 No Limit Hold'em - Freezeout (Event 19)-
May 27, 6:15 PM₫3,600,000 + ₫400,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event Satellite5 Seats GTD
May 28, 10 AM₫3,600,000 + ₫400,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event Satellite2 Seats GTD
May 28, 11 AM₫22,730,000 + ₫2,270,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT Main Event (Event 16 - Day 1C)₫8 Billion
May 28, 5:15 PM₫6,000,000 + ₫600,000 No Limit Hold'em - Tag Teams Freezeout (Event 20)-
May 28, 6:15 PM₫8,000,000 + ₫800,000 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Satellite1 Seat GTD
May 29, 10 AM₫1,000,000 + ₫100,000 No Limit Hold'em - Superstack Classic Satellite3 Seats GTD
May 29, 11 AMNo Limit Hold'em - WPT Main Event (Event 16 - Day 2)-
May 29, 12 PM₫7,000,000 + ₫700,000 No Limit Hold'em - Crown Poker Club Superstack Classsic Freezeout - Event 21 - Day 1)-
May 29 - 30, 2 PM₫60,000,000 + ₫6,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller (Event 22 - Day 2)₫2.5 Billion
May 30, 10 AM₫700,000 + ₫70,000 No Limit Hold'em - Closer Satellite3 Seats GTD
May 30, 11 AMNo Limit Hold'em - Crown Poker Club Superstack Classic Freezeout (Event 21 - Day 2)-
May 30, 12 PMNo Limit Hold'em - WPT Main Event (Event 16 - Final Table)-
May 30, 12:30 PM₫7,000,000 + ₫700,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT Megastack Closer (Event 23)₫1 Billion
May 30, 12:30 PM₫60,000,000 + ₫6,000,000 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller (Event 22 - Day 2)₫2.5 Billion
May 30, 4:15 PM₫15,000,000 + ₫1,500,000 No Limit Hold'em - WPT Superstack Closer Turbo-

For the first time in the stop’s history, action clocks will be used in the series. Techno production ShareHand, will provide live updates and live-stream the Main Event final table.

Now that live poker is back with a bang, we can expect a sizable Indian contingent at the upcoming WPT Vietnam, given Vietnam’s popularity as a preferred poker destination for Indian players.

The desi pros have met with massive success as previous WPT Vietnam edition, especially players like Akshay Nasa, Sumit Sapra, Aditya Agarwal, Zarvan Tumboli, Rubin Labroo, Abhinav Iyer, Kalyan Chakravarthy, Jaideep Sajwan, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, and Vaibhav Sharma – to name a few.

Topping the list of Indian finishes at WPT Vietnam is the MPL Poker Pro Dhaval Mudgal, who championed the 2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event for a personal-best VND 2,427,580,000 (~₹76.02 Lakhs) on October 2, 2018. Talking to us about his travel plans for the series, Mudgal said, “I will be traveling to WPT post the IPC Megstacks, so the schedule is hectic. I will play most events after getting there. Numbers ought to be huge. I am looking forward to playing all events with a shot clock; it seems a large Indian contingent will be there.”

Dhaval Mudgal
Dhaval Mudgal

 

From May 15, Vietnam has lifted all precautionary requirements related to COVID-19. All players need now is proof of vaccination to enter the country. All the more reason we can count on a bumper edition at the Crown Poker Club in Hanoi!

 

Series Highlights

The first-ever WPT Prime Vietnam is a 12-day affair with 24 events on the tap, offering a combined VND 15 Billion (~$649,645) guarantee.

Here are the series highlights:

> WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event (May 26 – 30): Buy-in – VND 25M ($1,100), 3 starting flights, features a VND 8 Billion ($346,477) prize pool guarantee

> WPT Opener (May 19 – 22): Buy-in – VND 8.8 M ($381), 3 starting flights, features a VND 2.5 Billion ($108,274) guarantee

> Mystery Bounty (May 23 – 24): Buy-in VND 11M ($476), 2 starting flights, features a VND 1 Billion ($43,310) guarantee

> High Roller 2 Day Event (May 29 – 30): Buy-in – VND 66M ($2,858), features a VND 2.5 Billion ($108,274) guarantee

> WPT Megastack Close (May 30): Buy-in – VND 7.7 M ($33), features a VND 1 Billion ($43,310) guarantee

> High Roller events: There are three High Rollers on the schedule

  • Super Stars Challenge Invitational (May 21): Buy-in – VND 210 Million ($9,100)
  • Single-Day High Roller (May 22): Buy-in – VND 55 Million ($2,380)
  • Super High Roller (May 26): Buy-in – VND 107 Million ($4,635)

The series has a well-rounded schedule, balancing the big buy-in flagships with the more affordable crowd pullers like Deepstacks, SuperStacks, and Freezeout events. There is also a Tag Team and Short Deck event and 2-day PLO events on the schedule.

 

Indian Participation – What to Expect?

The series will be the first well-attended Asian live tournament series by Indians after the COVID-19 pandemic. PokerGuru spoke to several domestic pros and found that many are already at the IPC Megastacks and are planning to fly out to Vietnam directly from Bagdogra after the series.

An old hand at the APT and WPT Vietnam stops in Vietnam, Sumit Sapra is among the Indians who have confirmed his attendance at the WPT Vietnam. Sapra, who finished runner-up in the 2018 WPT Vietnam Welcome Event, is playing the IPC Megastacks and heading to Vietnam right after. Sharing his plans, Sapra said, “I’m expecting 10-15 Indian players at WPT. Planning to play the Main and the HR, not sure about other events right now, will depend on the schedule, but I might stay back for APT in June and Hanoi.”

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra

 

The WPT Vietnam 2018 Ho Chi Minh Cup champion Zarvan Tumboli is another top pro confirmed not only for IPC Megastacks and WPT Vietnam, but he plans on staying back in Hanoi for APT Vietnam (June 7 – 19).

Zarvan Tumboli
Zarvan Tumboli

 

Another seasoned international poker traveler, Kunal Patni, is currently participating at the IPC Megastacks and planning to head straight to Vietnam on May 25. “Playing only the Main Event, High Roller, and a couple of side events for WPT,” Patni told us.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

 

Spartan Poker Team Pro Nikita Luther will be skipping the upcoming WPT Vietnam altogether. While Luther is busy at IPC Megastacks, the 2019 WPT Vietnam Kickoff runner-up finisher Rubin Labroo and fourth-place finisher Jaideep Sajwan will not be playing IPC Megastacks and WPT Vietnam.

The two-time annual leaderboard topper Young Gun Gaurav Sood was honeymooning in Bali and has reached Hanoi for WPT Vietnam directly from there. According to him, “It will be pretty good IMO as live poker’s coming back after a while.”

Alok Birewar, who had finished third in the Superstack Turbo at the September 2019 WPT Vietnam, has also confirmed his participation at the Asian stop.

Among the other Indian pros confirmed to attend the upcoming series are Young Gun’s Kanchan Sharma and Shardul Parthasarathi, India’s first bracelet winner Aditya Sushant, Romit Advani, and Vaibhav Sharma.

From PokerGuru Staking, MTT pros Mithun Mahesh, Vishal Bajaj, Ashish Munot, Ashish Ahuja, Ankit Wadhawan, Kartik Ved, and Laksh Pal Singh will be in attendance.

 

WPT Vietnam – A Peek at Indian Finishes at Past Editions

WPT has run three previous editions in Vietnam. The inaugural WPT Vietnam was held at Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh City in September – October 2018, and the following year, the series made two runs, in March and September 2019.

Here are top Indian achievements from the past three WPT Vietnam editions:

> On September 27, 2018, Sumit Sapra finished runner-up in the WPT Vietnam Welcome Event for VND 163,720,000 (~₹5.06 Lakhs)

> On September 29, 2018, Zurvan Tumboli won the Ho Chi Minh Cup for VND 246,950,000 (~₹7.70 Lakhs)

> On October 1, 2018, Abhinav Iyer placed sixth in VND 44M GTD NLHE – High Roller for VND 346,780,000 (~₹11.68 Lakhs)

> On October 1, 2018, Akshay Nasa won VND 4.4M GTD Deepstack Turbo for VND 144,030,000 (~₹4.85 Lakhs)

> On October 2, 2018, Dhaval Mudgal championed the WPT Vietnam Main Event for a career-best VND 2,427,580,000 (~₹76.02 Lakhs)

> On March 17, 2019, Kalyan Chakravarthy finished eighth in the Super High Roller for VND 200,230,000 (~₹5.91 Lakhs)

> On September 5, 2019, Ronak Vyas finished third in NLHE Bounty for VND 129,728,000 (~₹4.37 Lakhs), and Vaibhav Sharma came fifth for VND 42,802,000 (~₹1.31 Lakhs)

> On September 3, 2019, Jaideep Sajwan finished fourth in Event #1: Kickoff for VND 369,267,000 (~₹12.43 Lakhs), and PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh finished sixth for VND 235288000 (~₹7.92 Lakhs)

> On September 5, 2019, Rubin Labroo finished runner-up in the WPT Vietnam Kickoff for VND 862,923,000 (~₹26.68 Lakhs)

> On September 8, 2019, Alok Birewar placed third in Superstack Turbo for VND 107,088,000 (~₹3.60 Lakhs)

> On September 10, 2019, Akshay Nasa won the VND 16.50M Kickoff GTD for VND 95,331,000 (~₹3.21 Lakhs)

> On September 10, 2019, Manish Lakhotia placed fourth in WPT Pro Poker Club SuperStack Classic for VND 81,334,000 (~₹2.73 Lakhs)

> On September 10, 2019, Aditya Agarwal placed fifth in the VND 15 Million GTD WPT Vietnam Main Event for VND 861,108,000 (~₹26.52 Lakhs)

It’s been a while since our Indian challengers have pitted their skills at the Asian felts. Looking at the expected participation, we can look forward to an eventful series and several deep runs by the Indian flagbearers.

 

Content & Images Courtesy: SoMuchPoker

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BPT 2022: Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal Gets the Monkey Off His Back; Ships ₹15K Big Bounty For ₹8.85 Lakhs

The second event at the 2022 Baazi Poker Tour, ₹15K Big Bounty, is finally in the books! Online crusher Ujjwal Narwal (cover image) topped the 486-entry field, besting the 2019 PPL MoneyMaker winner Romit Advani in a very short heads-up match that lasted just one hand. The win fetched the IIT-ian his first live MTT title and ₹8.85 Lakhs in prize money. Advani collected ₹6.14 Lakhs in second place.

A well-known online MTT pro, Narwal has many accolades to his name; however, his live poker resume was relatively lacking. His career biggest live score, before this win, was a 10th place finish in the 2020 IPC Main Event for ₹5.12 Lakhs.

In the post-match interview, Narwal informed us that he hasn’t played as much poker in the last year and was looking forward to playing the Highroller. But as they say, all’s well that ends well – he bagged the top honors and now has the option to get some overnight rest and register late for the Highroller on Saturday.

It was an eventful Friday at the Baazi Poker Tour with the ₹1 Lakh BPT Highroller and the NPS Golden Rush FT also on the schedule. Day 2 of the Big Bounty began at 2 PM sharp, with 28 players and the eliminations came pouring almost immediately.

The notable eliminations included Avneesh Munjal (11th for ₹72,500), start-of-Day 2 chip leader Shashank Shekhar (15th for ₹57,100), MPL Poker Team Pro Dhaval Mudgal (16th for ₹48,300), Aditya Kesharwani (19th for ₹40,500), Debayan Das (22nd for ₹33,900), Anant Purohit (24th for ₹33,900), Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra (25th for ₹29,300) and Vinay Rajpal (28th for ₹25,800).

Kunal Patni was among the several Day 2 qualifiers who experienced a swingy ride on Day 2! The former banker had built a stack, and just when an FT finish looked imminent, he lost all his chips to successive coolers. He ended up bubbling the FT in 10th place for ₹72,500.

You can watch the replay of the live-streamed FT below.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Unnikrishnan Nair – 1,280,000
  2. Romit Advani – 1,140,000
  3. Mohak Kapoor – 1,055,000
  4. Ujjwal Narwal – 970,000
  5. Akshat Sharma – 720,000
  6. Ankit Bhansali – 655,000
  7. Bharat Vasan – 665,000
  8. Ratul Steves – 465,000
  9. Gautam Sachdeva – 405,000

 

Final Table Recap

The 2020 BPT Main Event champion, Gautam Sachdeva, was the first to fall in ninth place. He had about 2 BBs at the start of the final table and expectedly did not last long.

Gautam Sachdeva
Gautam Sachdeva

 

Bharat Vasan was eliminated in eighth place and lost his stack in back-to-back hands. First, he lost a massive pot to Akshat Sharma, and on the very next hand, Mohak Kapoor grabbed what was left of his stack.

Bharat Vasan
Bharat Vasan

 

After giving away most of his stack to Ankit Bhansali, PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul Steves hit the rail in seventh place.

Ratul Steves
Ratul Steves

 

Even after eliminating Steves, within 30 minutes, Ankit Bhansali found himself to be the shortest stack on the final table. He finished in sixth place.

Soon after that, Ujjwal Narwal busted Unnikrishnan Nair in fifth place.

Finishing in fourth place was Akshat Sharma. He was the second chip lead on the table but lost it all in just two hands. Romit Advani took a big stab at his stack, bringing him down to just 5 BBs. On the very next hand, Sharma jammed with , and Narwal called off with . Narwal rivered the nut flush, sending Sharma to the rail.

The #1 ranked player on the annual TLB (points) standings, Mohak Kapoor‘s lost out to Narwal’s on the runout , bringing an end to Kapoor’s dream run in third place.

It was a starry heads-up battle between arguably the two most accomplished players on the stacked FT – Ujjwal Narwal (4.98 Million) and Romit Advani (2.30 Million), and Narwal was the dominant player with an over 2:1 chip lead at the start. A brief discussion regarding a deal took place, and numbers for an ICM chop were also run. But the players could not reach an agreement and decided to continue playing.

Romit Advani
Romit Advani

 

The heads-up did not last for long. In fact, it only lasted for one hand, and Narwal whisked away the title. On the final hand, Advani open-jammed with for 2.3 Million and Narwal called with . The board ran , and Narwal’s pocket pair won him his career-first live title, relegating Advani to a runner-up finish.

Ujjwal Narwal
Ujjwal Narwal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ujjwal Narwal – ₹8,85,400
  2. Romit Advani – ₹6,14,400
  3. Mohak Kapoor – ₹3,95,000
  4. Akshat Sharma – ₹2,70,000
  5. Unnikrishnan Nair – ₹2,07,500
  6. Ankit Bhansali – ₹1,72,500
  7. Ratul Steves – ₹1,45,000
  8. Bharat Vasan – ₹1,11,900
  9. Gautam Sachdeva – ₹85,000

 

You can read our complete coverage of the event here.

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Daily Majors: Sahil Chutani Wins IOPC #49 – High Roller For Career-Best ₹23.20 Lakhs, Chops the Title Heads-Up With Amit Gehani

The ongoing 30 Crores GTD IOPC January 2022 edition set the stage for an action-driven Thursday, and the ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC #49 – High Roller had the virtual felts buzzing with excitement.

Young Gun Sahil Chutani came out all guns blazing last night as he won the IOPC #49 – High Roller on Spartan Poker for a career-best ₹23.20 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with former IOPC Legends winner Amit Gehani (2nd for ₹21.13 Lakhs).

The user ‘Sami5’ championed IOPC #48 – Thursday Prime for a site-best ₹7.71 Lakhs and pipped WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer (2nd for ₹4.80 Lakhs) in the heads-up play. Iyer also placed third in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹2.53 Lakhs, collectively adding ₹7.33 Lakhs.

Sagar C won the Godfather for the second time for ₹5.60 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with mrscaryking’ (2nd for ₹4.50 Lakhs).

Armaan Kochhar took down PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹5.29 Lakhs. Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra came second for ₹3.71 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh won the IOPC #50 – Thursday Spotlight for his fifth career IOPC title and ₹3.50 Lakhs in prize money. He chopped the top prize heads-up with Romit Advani (2nd for ₹3.38 Lakhs). The #3 ranked player of 2021, Singh added another ₹1.53 Lakhs from his third-place finish in PokerStars India’s Highroller, winning ₹5.04 Lakhs collectively.

PokerStars India’s user ‘Monkey D. Wolfy’ shipped the Highroller for ₹2.57 Lakhs. The first player to win three titles at the ongoing IOPC series, Young Gun Karan Radia, collected ₹1.98 Lakhs in second place.

The former Sunday Superstack third-place finisher Madhab Pal won his second career IOPC title in IOPC #51 – All Rounder Monster Stack for ₹2.34 Lakhs. Aryan Singh finished runner-up for ₹1.93 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

IOPC #40 champion Saahib Bawa was the last player standing in IOPC #47 – Monster Stack and won ₹1.61 Lakhs, bagging his second IOPC title on consecutive days. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B placed runner-up for ₹99,989.

Tanmay Benara won the Sprint 7-Max on PokerBaazi`s for the third time last night for ₹1.46 Lakhs after besting Raman Arora (2nd for ₹1.02 Lakhs) heads-up

Chirag Sodha conquered Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹1.43 Lakhs.

Himanshu Chhikara championed IOPC #46 for ₹1.03 Lakhs following a four-way deal with the IOPC #24 – Blaze runner-up finisher Amit Kaushik (2nd for ₹84,446), ‘FadeOrHoldz’ (3rd for ₹81,756), and ‘Sammyy’ (4th for ₹81,301).

The IOPC – “Crusher of the Day” Saransh Garg, Sandeep Singh Kohli, Shekhar Singh, and Aditya Kulkarni won the other marquee events.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The guarantee-crushing IOPC January Edition had eight marquee events on the Thursday schedule, and seven of them played down to a winner.

The day`s biggest draw was the second eight-figure guaranteed event of the series, the ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC #49 – High Roller. The ₹55,000 buy-in event registered 239 contenders (145 unique, 57 re-entries, and 37 rebuys), collecting a hefty ₹1.19 Crores prize pool. After nine hours of play, Young Gun Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani came out on top to win a career-best ₹23.20 Lakhs and his second career IOPC title. He chopped the top prize heads-up with IOPC Legends winner Amit ‘Kavipri’ Gehani (2nd for ₹21.13 Lakhs).

Sahil Chuttani
Sahil Chuttani

 

The former IOPC Destiny winner Sahil Chutani also placed 53rd in IOPC #51 – All Rounder for ₹6,084, collectively earning ₹23.26 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.89 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.89 Crores

The three-time The Millionaire-winning Young Gun, Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav, came third in IOPC #49 – High Roller for ₹12.30 Lakhs, storming his way to the top of the monthly/annual leaderboard standings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.92 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.07 Crores

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

The ranked #1 player of 2020 & 2021, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood, FT-ed two events, cumulatively winning ₹7.47 Lakhs.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

His FT finishes include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #49 – High Roller for ₹6.14 Lakhs

> 5th PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹1.33 Lakhs

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.50 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.94 Crores

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (4th for ₹10.03 Lakhs), Nitesh ‘KATIYAR11’ Katiyar (5th for ₹7.99 Lakhs) also FT-ed IOPC #49 – High Roller.

Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar (7th for ₹4.47 Lakhs), Kunal ‘SoormaBhopali’ Patni (8th for ₹3.24 Lakhs), Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram (9th for ₹2.68 Lakhs), Myron ‘mehhhhh’ Pereira (10th for ₹2.27 Lakhs), Akshay ‘AustralianAccountant’ Kapoor (11th for ₹2.27 Lakhs), Kanishka ‘wengerunclegend’ Upreti (12th for ₹1.97 Lakhs), Aditya ‘konstantinn’ Singh (13th for ₹1.97 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (14th for ₹1.79 Lakhs), Sriharsha ‘Sygrayem’ Doddapaneni (15th for ₹1.79 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (16th for ₹1.61 Lakhs), Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal (17th for ₹1.61 Lakhs), Sahil ‘Captain Falcon’ Mahboobani (18th for ₹1.43 Lakhs), Akshit ‘takemymoney’ Kohal (21st for ₹1.31 Lakhs), Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (23rd for ₹1.31 Lakhs), Karan ‘Junior-KK’ Kapur (24th for ₹1.19 Lakhs), Shardul ‘Caribbean Flex’ Parthasarathi (25th for ₹1.19 Lakhs), Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare (27th for ₹1.19 Lakhs) were among the 27 finalists who made the money line.

The ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC #48 – Thursday Prime was taken down by Spartan Poker user ‘Sami5,’ who traversed the 1,007 entry-field to collect a site-best ₹7.71 Lakhs. India`s first WSOP solo bracelet winner Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer placed runner-up for ₹4.80 Lakhs.

Runner-up Abhinav Iyer
Runner-up Abhinav Iyer

 

‘Sami5’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹12.65 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹1.95 Lakhs

In a re-run of his breakout run from last Thursday, the former APT Online India – Super Highroller champion, Abhinav Iyer, posted two podium scores for a cumulative ₹7.33 Lakhs.

His ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #48 – Thursday Prime for ₹4.80 Lakhs

> 3rd in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹2.53 Lakhs

Abhinav Iyer’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits:₹2.02 Crores

Vidwath ‘QU@NTUM’ Shetty (4th for ₹2.66 Lakhs), Vaibhav ‘Godfather10’ Sharma (5th for ₹2.09 Lakhs), Young Gun Ujjwal ‘Lord Hendrix’ Narwal (6th for ₹1.64 Lakhs), Prashant ‘CALANY’ Suda (7th for ₹1.21 Lakhs), and Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay (8th for ₹83,380) also FT-ed IOPC #48 – Thrusday Prime.

The ₹18 Lakhs GTD IOPC #50 – Thursday Spotlight registered a 730-entry field, leading to a prize pool collection of ₹21.90 Lakhs. The #3 ranked player of 2021, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh, outlasted them all to win his first title at the ongoing series (his fifth overall) and ₹3.50 Lakhs in prize money. A heads-up deal saw Romit ’tilt_83′ Advani collect ₹3.38 Lakhs in second place.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

Laksh Pal Singh also scored ₹1.53 Lakhs from his third-place finish in PokerStars India’s Highroller, rounding up ₹5.04 Lakhs in Thursday earnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.99 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.13 Crores

The ₹12 Lakhs GTD IOPC #51 – All Rounder Monster Stack recorded a 676-entry field, and the ₹13.52 Lakhs prize pool was distributed among 63 places.

The event ran from 11 PM to 5.37 AM, and in the final moments, the former Sunday Superstack third-place finisher Madhab madhabpal2017 Pal shook hands on a heads-up deal to claim his second IOPC title for ₹2.34 Lakhs. Aryan bob_marley Singh finished runner-up for ₹1.93 Lakhs.

Madhab Pal is now the sixth player to book a seat in the ₹6 Lakhs added IOPC #112 All Rounder SNG scheduled for February 6 (9 PM). His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹57.83 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹8.22 Lakhs

The ₹6.25 Lakhs GTD IOPC #46 drew 458 hopefuls, generating a sizable ₹6.87 Lakhs in the prize pool. After almost seven hours of play, Himanshu ‘fizzlo’ Chhikara championed the event for ₹1.03 Lakhs following a four-way deal with the IOPC #24 – Blaze runner-up finisher Amit ‘deshominisation’ Kaushik (2nd for ₹84,446), ‘FadeOrHoldz’ (3rd for ₹81,756), and ‘Sammyy’ (4th for ₹81,301).

Himanshu Chhikara
Himanshu Chhikara

 

The ₹5.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC #47 – Monster Stack filled in a ₹8.49 Lakhs prize pool after 1,061 hopefuls ponied up ₹880 to enter. The IOPC #40 champion Saahib ‘Str8$$$Homey’ Bawa was the last player standing and banked his second IOPC title on consecutive days for ₹1.61 Lakhs. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B placed runner-up for ₹99,989.

Vinay B
Vinay B

 

Saahib Bawa’s online stats (excluding PokerBaazi and PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.64 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹23.66 Lakhs

Himanshu Chhikara’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹2.22 Lakhs |Site Profits: ₹52,590

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD IOPC #45 – PKO saw Saransh ‘iammrmeeseeks’ Garg topping the 637-strong field to bank the lion’s share of the ₹4.46 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹68,596 (includes ₹6,192 in bounties). Prakhar ‘Prak27’ Kapoor placed runner-up for ₹65,397 (includes ₹6,644 in bounties), courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Saransh Garg
Saransh Garg

 

Saransh Garg went on a trailblazing run at the IOPC yesterday and cashed in four of them for ₹1.40 Lakhs cumulatively. He also eliminated the maximum number of players on Thursday to be named the “Crusher of the Day,” and received FREE tickets to all IOPC events on Friday.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #45 – PKO for ₹68,596

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #47 – Monster Stack for ₹54,748

> 13th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #46 for ₹10,511

> 56th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #51 – All Rounder for ₹5,881

Saransh Garg’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹51.63 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹13.13 in profits.

Day 1D of the ₹40 Lakhs GTD IOPC Wanderer logged in 521 entries, and 56 among them bagged a stack for Day 2. ‘Pokerbaaz579’ (244,456), ‘rocker_z’ (217,054), ‘aslibadshah’ (203,766), ‘SlugaBed’ (190,976), and Young Gun Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta (190,162) rounded out the top five stacks of the day.

Anmol Mehta
Anmol Mehta

 

The ₹880 buy-in event has filled in a total of 2,479 entries across four starting flights (Day 1A – 678, Day 1B – 673, Day 1C – 607, and Day 1D – 521), with another five flights still to go.

With Day 8 of the IOPC done and dusted, Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal finally take over the #1 spot on the ₹1 Crore IOPC leaderboard with 6,394 points. Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj (5,791 points) stumbled down to #2 in the standings. ‘NoConnection’ (5,724 points) stayed put at the #3 position.

IOPC Leaderboard Standings After Day 8

RankPlayerPoints
1Vinay 'BeepBeepImaJeep' Rajpal6,394
2Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj 5,791
3NoConnection5,724
4Mohammad 'Cupid stunt' Azhar5,350
5Amit 'deshominisation' Kaushik5,324
6ikiru5,300
7Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta5,284
8Anurag 'CultOfPersonality' Srivastava5,146
9Karan 'Majestic' Radia5,074
10Kritagya 'Kritagya_1703' Sharma5,023

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi`s Thursday headliner, ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, crushed its posted guarantee by a commendable ₹8.92 Lakhs margin after 319 hopefuls signed up for ₹8,250. Armaan Armaan007 Kochhar navigated his way past the guarantee-crushing field to win ₹5.29 Lakhs, posting his fourth title victory of the year! Young Gun Sanat mehro2511 Mehrotra placed runner-up for ₹3.71 Lakhs.

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar

 

Armaan Kochhar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.21 Crore | Finished #18 in the 2021 Leaderboard Standings

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD SPRINT 7-Max logged in a 483-strong field, resulting in the ₹1,650 buy-in event collecting a guarantee-smashing ₹7.25 Lakhs prize pool. Winning the fast-paced event for the third time yesterday, Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara walked away with the title and a ₹1.46 Lakhs payday after defeating Raman ‘Ranzoo9 Arora (2nd for ₹1.02 Lakhs) heads-up!

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara

 

Tanmay Benara lapped up over ₹2.37 Lakhs across five ITM finishes.

His top ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s SPRINT for ₹1.45 Lakhs

> 9th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #48 Thursday Prime for ₹65,656

Tanmay Benara’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.65 Crore | Lifetime Profits: ₹56.35 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

parvinder07 (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹62,500), gotiyaa(Won Hyper SPRINT ₹2 Lakhs GTD for 57,410), Sandeep King19 Singh Kohli (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,880), Shekhar ‘shakysharkSingh (Won PLO5 BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹34,300), and Aditya ‘Adit11Kulkarni (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹29,460) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller gathered a 185-player field, and the ₹7,700 buy-in event ended up filling in a profitable ₹12.95 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘Monkey D. Wolfy’ won the title for ₹2.57 Lakhs. Young Gun Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia, the first player to win three events at the ongoing IOPC January 2022 edition, locked in yet another deep run, finishing runner-up for ₹1.98 Lakhs.

Runner-up Karan Radia
Runner-up Karan Radia

 

The ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack brought in 1 155-player field, and the top 17 places got a share from the ₹1.93 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘bina111984’ took about four hours to win the title for ₹51,139 (includes ₹33,633 in bounties). ‘aradhya1’ came second for ₹23,365 (includes ₹5,859 in bounties).

‘sssss951’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,491), ‘$00th$ayer’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹15,620), ‘killeerbeee’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹15,073), and ‘Warriori08’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,327) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather drew a 532-entry field that made for a guarantee-crushing ₹26.60 Lakhs prize pool. The top 55 spots got paid, and banking the lion`s share of the prize money was Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ C, who pocketed the ₹5.60 Lakhs up top and his second Godfather title. mrscaryking’ collected a runner-up payday worth ₹4.50 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Sagar C
Sagar C

 

Circuit regular Chirag ‘cs56’ Sodha shipped the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo for ₹1.43 Lakhs. Sodha ran past a 234-strong field and defeated Greenturtle18′ (2nd for ₹84,240) heads-up to lay claim on the title. The ₹2,500 buy-in event filled in ₹5.27 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Chirag Sodha
Chirag Sodha

 

A former Millionaire Lite champion, Chirag Sodha, recently crossed ₹6 Crores in tracked lifetime winnings and lapped up over ₹1.60 Lakhs last night on the back of multiple scores.

His top ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹1.43 Lakhs

> 28th in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹17,290

> Made Day 2 in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #40 – Wanderer

Chirag Sodha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.08 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.66 Crores

att1992′ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,940), ASHADO1′ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,620), Greebi’ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹13,418), VishuChi’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹12,999), and amar21679′ (Won Morning Adda ₹40K GTD for ₹9,922) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

MPL Poker

MPL Poker user ‘TT’ was the last player standing in the ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Thursday Smash and won ₹58,750. Ron007 came second for ₹37,375.

 

Khelo365

‘Manali007’ championed Khelo365’s ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO for ₹11,100. ‘Kinghigh’ bagged ₹7,500 in second place.

 

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

Pavankiran B, Romit Advani, Piyush Ravi, Ankit Wadhawan & Kunal Patni Dominate the Sunday Majors

Poker players couldn’t have asked for a better start to August! With the 11th edition of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) nearing its end and the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Online Series India and World Poker Tour Online India (WPTOI) commencing their second editions yesterday, the virtual felts were buzzing with electrifying action!

All eyes were on the magnum opus of the IOPC July edition, the ₹3.50 Crores GTD IOPC The Crown that formed its eight-player final table last night. Headlined by the original ‘Poker Guru,’ Aditya Agarwal (17,515,429), the eight finalists will return at 5 PM today to contest for the grandest prize of the series and the diamond-studded gold crown!

Coming to the events that did crown a champion last night, the most prominent of them, IOPC#135 Sunday Prime saw Pavankiran B bank a career-best ₹8.79 Lakhs top prize, following a three-way deal with Himanshu Arora (runner-up for ₹7.34 Lakhs) and Joyithung Lotha (3rd for ₹7.14 Lakhs).

Piyush Ravi was the other big winner at the IOPC, as he came out on top of a massive 5,940-entry field in the multi-flight IOPC #139 Value Mine to collect a personal-best ₹5.58 Lakhs.

The APT#4 Sunday Major offered the most significant guarantee on the opening day of the APT India Online series and mystery user ‘stardust’ collected the winner’s paycheque for ₹7.77 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan secured the runner-up finish for ₹5.45 Lakhs.

The long-time circuit regular Romit Advani was among the breakout performers last night. Even though he did not win any titles, Advani ran deep in three marquee events, racking up ₹7.66 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal Patni had shipped two titles on Saturday – IOPC#131 Saturday Spotlight for ₹2.04 Lakhs and IOPC#127 for ₹1.20 Lakhs. He came within touching distance of winning his third title for the weekend with a runner-up finish in the WPT India 6-Max Championship for ₹4.57 Lakhs. The anonymous player ‘Chikuu36’ won the event for ₹7.68 Lakhs.

Rising Star Aman Parakh, Vinayak Bajaj, Ashwin Vijay, Abhishek Sonu, Anuj Yadav, Rahul Sahni, Sanish Chhabra, Tarush Gupta, Saahib Bawa, Nitin Arora, Rishab Malik, Mohak Kapoor, Sandeep Malik, Pankaj Nanda, and Nitin Rawat won the other Sunday flagships!

Here are the Sunday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

It’s almost time now, folks! The headline event of the IOPC July edition, the ₹3.50 Crores GTD IOPC The Crown, is down to the eight-handed final table, where leading the eight finalists is none other than India’s poker pioneer, Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal (17,515,429). The poker maestro is well ahead of the Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani (13,363,991) and Ankit’ ON_MY_MAC’ Omprakash Bajaj (8,669,642), who hold the other top stacks on the final table.

Aditya Agarwal
Aditya Agarwal

 

Joining the trio on the final table at 5 PM will be Vaibhav ‘AllinPavBhaji’ Temani (7,123,702), Amit ‘guru’ J (4,301,304), Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal (2,699,918), Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav (1,866,422) and Mayank ‘KeepHustling’ Jaggi (829,592). The high-octane final table action will be live-streamed across multiple social media platforms, including PokerGuru’s Facebook page, from 6 PM onwards. Now, this is one live stream you don’t want to miss.

Vaibhav Temani
Vaibhav Temani

 

Now that we have discussed the final table set-up, let’s quickly look at how the grand event fared. The ₹11,000 buy-in tourney registered a ginormous 3,758 entry-field (Day 1A – 370, Day 1B – 346, Day 1C – 388, Day 1D – 447, Day 1E – 427, Day 1F – 441, Day 1G – 529, and Day 1H – 810) that saw it not just surpass, but crush its massive advertised guarantee with a ₹3.76 Crores prize pool!

Day 2 saw 531 runners (298 unique) return to contend to the prestigious crown, and only the top 525 entries were assured a min-cash of ₹18,790. Many notable names were in the running on Day 2, and the final table was formed following the elimination of ‘jailakshmi’ in ninth place for ₹4.50 Lakhs.

The biggest guaranteed event on Spartan Poker to play down to a winner was the ₹60 Lakhs GTD IOPC#135 Sunday Prime. Pavankiran’ Rootahua Machi’ B shipped the event to win ₹8.79 Lakhs, following a three-way deal with Himanshu’ shambolic794′ Arora (runner-up for ₹7.34 Lakhs) and Joyithung’ joyi2492′ Lotha (3rd for ₹7.14 Lakhs). The event dragged in 1,108 participants, experiencing a ₹4.60 Lakhs overlay.

Pavankiran B
Pavankiran B

 

Pavankiran B has FT-ed two IOPC events previously, namely, the IOPC#124 Friday Spotlight (runner-up for ₹8.66 Lakhs) and the IOPC#104 Tuesday Prime (4th for ₹2.08 Lakhs). He now boasts ₹20.47 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker (₹16.50 Lakhs in net profits).

The other multi-flight event that played down to a winner on Sunday was the ₹40 Lakhs GTD IOPC Value Mine. The ₹660 entry buy-in event collected 5,940 entries, overlaying ₹4.36 Lakhs. Piyush’ anCap’ Ravi outran the competition to win his career-first IOPC title and a personal-best ₹5.58 Lakhs. Aditya ‘This n That’ Kulkarni finished runner-up for ₹3.19 Lakhs.

Piyush Ravi
Piyush Ravi

 

Rahul’ iLiSHMaCh’ Sahni took down ₹15 Lakhs GTD IOPC#140 for ₹2.95 Lakhs, while the #2 ranked player on the IOPC leaderboard standings Bhanu’ spectre’ Prakash KC came second for ₹1.86 Lakhs.

Rahul Sahni
Rahul Sahni

 

Besides making it to the final table of the IOPC The Crown, Young Gun Anuj’ titootauji’ Yadav championed the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#136 All-Rounder SNG for ₹3 Lakhs. Yadav’s IOPC The Crown’s final table mate, Vinay’ BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal, placed second for ₹2.25 Lakhs. For his phenomenal run, Anuj Yadav will also receive the All Rounder Trophy.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

Saahib’ Str8$$$Homey’ Bawa (Won ₹6 Lakhs GTD IOPC#137 Sunday Spotlight for ₹1.48 Lakhs), Nitin’ Demogorgon’ Arora (Won ₹6.5 Lakhs GTD IOPC#133 for ₹1.37 Lakhs) and ‘TheRealG’ (Won ₹5.5 Lakhs GTD IOPC#134 Monster Stack for ₹1.22 Lakhs), were the other IOPC title winners on Sunday.

Nitin Arora
Nitin Arora

 

Given the outstanding form that he has been in, it comes as no surprise that Anuj Yadav is still on top of the IOPC Leaderboard with 19,249 points. While IOPC The Crown is yet to announce a winner and Anuj Yadav being one of the finalists, his eventual finish in the event will only determine by how many more points he will top the IOPC Leaderboard. Bhanu Prakash KC locks in the #2 spot with 17,761 points, and Abhijeet Kumar rounds out the top three places with 16,238 points.

IOPC Leaderboard Standings After Day 22

RankPlayerPoints
1Anuj 'tittooTauji' Yadav19,249
2Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC17,761
3Abhijeet 'TheSupremeone' Kumar16,238
4Anirban 'pokernoob' D Das14,647
5Tanmay 'PlusEv' Benara14,039
6Neeraj 'Jannat52' Kumar13,598
7Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh13,292
8Abhishek 'MambaMentality' Goindi12,818
9Suraj 'MR.BEAST' N Yadav12,797
10Kunal 'NutsTodayBluffTomo' Patni12,226

 

PokerBaazi

The second edition of the much-awaited ₹8 Crore GTD APT Online Series India kicked off on PokerBaazi yesterday. Sunday saw six APT events crown champions, even as the ₹50 Lakhs GTD Mini Main Event ran the first of its three starting flights.

There are 10 APT trophies to be won at the series, and the first of them was up for grabs in the ₹40 Lakhs GTD APT#4 Sunday Major that took off at 7 PM yesterday. The tournament registered 488 players, overlaying ₹3.40 Lakhs. The play culminated at 4.42 AM after mystery player ‘stardust’ cut past the competition to win the title for ₹7.77 Lakhs after denying PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan in heads-up play. The champion ‘stardust’ now boasts of site cashes worth ₹16.36 Lakhs, which include ₹7.57 Lakhs in net profits.

Runner-up Ankit Wadhawan
Runner-up Ankit Wadhawan

 

Wadhawan picked up a runner-up score of ₹5.45 Lakhs, his best APT Online score to date. The Chandigarh-based player cashed in three more events for a collective ₹5.65 Lakhs.

Ankit Wadhawan’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.44 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.87 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.69 Crores | Ranked #17 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

Gautam’ M8a7′ Rohilla posted a third-place score in the APT#4 Sunday Major for ₹3.50 Lakhs, which formed a significant part of his Sunday winnings that stood at ₹4.04 Lakhs.

Gautam Rohilla
Gautam Rohilla

 

His top finishes include:

– 3rd in the APT #4 Sunday Major ₹40 Lakhs GTD for ₹3.50 Lakhs

– 5th in the APT #2 Monsterstack ₹10 Lakhs GTD for ₹50,160

The EndBoss third-place finisher Romit’ tilt83′ Advani finished one spot after Rohilla, earning ₹2.59 Lakhs for finishing fourth. He also placed fourth in the WPT Superstack. In all, Advani banked ₹7.66 Lakhs.

Romit Advani
Romit Advani

 

His top finishes include:

> 3rd in the WPT SuperStack for ₹4,69,418

> 4th in APT#4 Sunday Major for ₹2,59,200

> 18th in WPT India 6-Max Championship for ₹31,500

The ₹20 Lakhs APT#1 Kickoff saw Vinayak’ salmanbhai’ Bajaj outlast the 709-entry field to win ₹3.93 Lakhs. ‘tiltonlytilt‘ secured a runner-up payday of ₹2.75 Lakhs. Bajaj was able to cash out in six more tourneys, to pad his bankroll by a hefty ₹9.82 Lakhs.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj

 

His top finishes include:

> 1st in the APT #1 Kickoff ₹20 Lakhs GTD for ₹3.93 Lakhs

> 5th in the IOPC #139 Value Mine ₹40 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.21 Lakhs

The top 81 players earned a share of the ₹21.27 Lakhs prize pool.

Three of Sunday`s title winners made it to the APT #1 Kickoff final table.

Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh collected ₹1.31 Lakhs for placing fourth in the APT#1 Kickoff. Parakh also bested a field of 516 entries to win the ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT #2 Monsterstack for ₹1.81 Lakhs, following a heads-up chop with Prabhat ‘comeon’ Kumar (runner-up for 1.61 Lakhs). He collected ₹4.30 Lakhs yesterday.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

His top finishes include:

> 1st in the APT #2 Monsterstack ₹10 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.81 Lakhs

> 4th in the APT #1 Kickoff ₹20 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.31 Lakhs

> 7th in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT #6 Megastack for ₹32,260

> 3rd in the IOPC #133 6.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹65,260

> 3rd in the WPT Classic for ₹44,000

Fifth-place finisher Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla picked up ₹98,270 in the APT #1 Kickoff. Dembla also bested a 94-strong field to champion the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Turbo for ₹42,225. With four FT finishes, including the title win, Dembla pocketed ₹3.68 Lakhs.

Harsh Dembla
Harsh Dembla

 

His top finishes include:

> 7th in the APT #4 Sunday Majors ₹40 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.30 Lakhs

> 5th in the APT #1 Kickoff ₹20 Lakhs GTD for ₹98,270

> 4th in the APT #6 Megastack ₹10 Lakhs GTD for ₹64,415

> 1st in the Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹42,225

Another standout performer was the former Full House Finale runner-up, Myron ‘priyankAAchoprAA’ Pereira, who placed sixth in the APT #1 Kickoff for ₹79,337. Pereira’s best score at the APT and his first APT title came with him shipping the ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT #3 Turbo for a ₹1.09 Lakhs paycheque. He cashed out in four more events, adding ₹2.30 Lakhs to his kitty, which has expanded his online bankroll to ₹4.49 Crores.

Myron Pereira
Myron Pereira

 

The ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT #5 Mini Main Event sounded off yesterday, with the first of its three starting flights. The ₹3,300 buy-in event registered 281 participants on Day 1A. Only 39 bagged stacks for Day 2. ‘acessorted’ (anonymity requested) (271,000) bagged the end-of-day chip lead, with APT #4 Sunday Major finalists Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla (265,000) and Romit’ tilt83′ Advani (231,000) rounding out the top three stacks from the flight.

Tarush’ Busterr’ Gupta (Won ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT#6 Megastack for ₹1.61 Lakhs), and Rishab’ ryuk’ Malik (Won ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT#7 Turbo for ₹1.07 Lakhs) were the other top winners on the site.

Tarush Gupta
Tarush Gupta

 

With the series getting underway, the APT Leaderboard has also begun ticking. Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh (2,424 points) currently tops the standings, with Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla (1,728 points) and Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha (1,652 points) rounding out the top three positions on the leaderboard.

APT Online Series India Leaderboard Standing After Day 1

RankPlayerPoints
1Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh2,424
2Harsh '100crdream' Dembla1,728
3Chirag 'miyagi' Sodha1,652
4Myron 'priyankAAchoprAA; Pereira1,586
5Rishabh 'ryuk' Malik1,507
6Vinay 'vinay09' Rajpal1,446
7Gautam 'M8a7' Rohilla1,260
8Vinayak 'salmanbhai' Bajaj1,192
9Aditya 'KesarDa' Kesharwani1,102
10Bhanu 'Chennaino1' Prakash KC1,077

 

Adda52

The second edition of the WPT Online India (WPTOI), featuring a jaw-dropping ₹25 Crores in guaranteed prizes across 250 events, commenced its run on Sunday.

Offering an unheard-of ₹1 Crore in guaranteed prize money for a mere ₹499 buy-in, WPT Unreal logged in 417 participants on Day 1A. By the end of the play, only 39 players advanced through to Day 2. ‘realstar07’ (368,119), Avinash ‘avinkon’ Koneru (355,010), and ‘Sherpa84’ (349,981) topped the day-end chip counts.

One of the star attractions on Day 1 of the series was the ₹30 Lakhs GTD WPT India 6 Max Championship. The ₹11,000 entry buy-in event registered 292 participants, falling eight entries short of breaking event, and paid out 30 places. After almost nine hours of intense action, the Adda52 user ‘Chikuu36′ came out on top to win the prestigious WPT Trophy and the ₹7.68 Lakhs up-top. Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni secured a runner-up payday worth ₹4.57 Lakhs.

Runner-up Kunal Patni
Runner-up Kunal Patni

 

The ₹30 Lakhs GTD WPT Super Stack featuring a ₹5,500 entry buy-in found a champion in the user’ LUCKYS0007,’ who walked away with a ₹5.39 Lakhs cash prize following a three-way deal with ‘ckps86’ (2nd for ₹5.20 Lakhs) and Romit ‘ft83’ Advani (3rd for ₹4.69 Lakhs). The 7:30 PM event filled in ₹3.55 Lakhs in overlays after recording 529 entries, and the top 55 places finished ITM.

Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay1399′ Vijay took down the series-opener ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT Kickoff for ₹3.18 Lakhs following a heads-up chop with PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘IndianRat’ Desai (2nd for ₹2.92 Lakhs). The ₹3,000 entry buy-in event overlaid ₹89,624 after registering 517 participants, and 55 places boarded the money bus.

Ashwin Vijay
Ashwin Vijay

 

Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh came out on top in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD WPT Monster Turbo to win ₹2.44 Lakhs, while Avinash’ i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar placed runner-up for ₹1.72 Lakhs. The ₹2,500 entry buy-in event overlaid ₹1.36 Lakhs after logging in an entry-field of 384 participants, and the top 38 places walked past the money line.

Devrat Singh
Devrat Singh

 

Sanish ‘Sanish21′ Chhabra (Won ₹8 Lakhs GTD WPT Lazy Sunday for ₹1.96 Lakhs), ‘justbethere’ (Won ₹4 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic for ₹81,207), Mohak ‘Sparkie’ Kapoor (Won ₹3 Lakhs GTD WPT Late Night PKO for ₹80,261), Pankaj ‘Pok3rking’ Nanda (Won ₹1.40 Lakhs GTD WPT Battlefield for ₹30,486), ‘Amanpoker27’ (Won ₹30K GTD WPT PLO for ₹7,141), and ‘Papakratos’ (Won WPT Regular 50 for ₹2,030) won the other WPT Online India titles on Day 1 of the series.

Sanish Chhabra
Sanish Chhabra

 

WPT Online India Leaderboard Standings after Day 1

RankPlayerPoints
1Chikku36160
2Devrat 'Vickypune' Singh155
3Satnam 'LUCKYS0007' Singh154
4Kunal 'FloatToMyBoat' Patni137
5ft3135
6Ashwin 'Ashwinvijay1399' Vijay135
7FuckedUpLife127
8Arun 'runyrules' Sriram122
9Sahil 'you3bi4b' Nair114
10Avinash 'i_fart_you_faint' Kumar113

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India ran the Sunday Special PKO last night but skipped the Sunday Highroller.

The ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special – Progressive KO attracted 254 entries, overlaying ₹2.30 Lakhs. The former Uppercut champion Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu raced past the competition and defeated the #1 ranked player of the year, Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia, heads-up to collect a winner’s paycheque worth ₹3 Lakhs (includes ₹1.53 Lakhs in bounties).

Abhishek Sonu
Abhishek Sonu

 

This win was the second time Abhishek Sonu shipped the Sunday Special. On November 22, 2020, he had won the Diwali Rush-02 Sunday Special SE for a career-best ₹3.60 Lakhs. Following this win, Sonu’s lifetime tally of online winnings touched ₹53.61 Lakhs (₹18.57 Lakhs in net profits).

MTT pro Manish Lakhotia secured a second-place payday worth ₹2.01 Lakhs (includes ₹54,102 in bounties). He finished ITM in seven more events yesterday, collectively earning over ₹3.34 Lakhs. His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.42 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.96 Crores|Annual Winnings: ₹2.88 Crores | Ranked #1 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings|Ranked #5 in Annual Profits

Amar ‘AceConsultant’ Mehta finished ITM in five events that included two FT scores, cumulatively earning over ₹2.69 Lakhs. His FT scores were:

Amar Mehta
Amar Mehta

 

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s APT#4 Sunday Major for ₹1.94 Lakhs

> 5th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special PKO for ₹64,906

PokerStars India regular ‘Poker_Basilisk’ took down the ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush for ₹61,736 (includes ₹34,971 in bounties), while ‘raghav1990’ came second for ₹23,211 (includes ₹3,438 in bounties). The champion ‘Poker_Basilisk’ was an incredible form yesterday as they championed a second event, the ₹1 Lakh GTD Sunday Warm-up for ₹18,118. They also FT-ed the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Sunday Classic, placing sixth for ₹9,744. Their cumulative scores on the site yesterday were ₹89,618.

Sandeep ‘goldypaji’ Malik (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹34,385), ‘shubh79’ (Won Sunday Classic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,075), Nitin ‘NRIPOKER’ Rawat (Won Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹23,854), and ‘Romi 899’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹10,243) were the other title winners on PokerStars India.

The other Sunday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Tarush ‘Busterr’ Gupta₹1.61 LakhsAPT #6 Megastack 10 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Saahib ‘Str8$$$Homey’
Bawa
₹1.48 LakhsIOPC#137 Sunday Spotlight ₹6 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Nitin ‘Demogorgon’ Arora₹1.36 LakhsIOPC#133 ₹6.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
TheRealG₹1.22 LakhsIOPC#134 Monster Stack ₹5.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik₹1.07 LakhsAPT #7 Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Myron ‘priyankAAchoprAA’ Pereira₹1.09 LakhsAPT #3 Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Poker_Basilisk₹61,736Big Bubble Rush ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla₹42,225Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Rahul7463₹40,000Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTDKhelo365
Sandeep 'goldypaji' Malik₹34,385Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
shubh79₹31,075Sunday Classic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Nitin 'NRIPOKER' Rawat₹23,854Sunday Storm ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Madbullmode₹21,000Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDGoodPoker
Poker_Basilisk₹18,118Sunday Warm-up ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Ajaashish₹17,000Dominaor ₹50K GTDKhelo365
Romi 899₹10,243Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India

 

IOPC#138 The Crown ₹3.5 Crores GTD Day 2 Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 1,896

Re-entries – 682

Re-buys – 1,180

Prize Pool – ₹3,75,80,000

Places Paid – 525

The pièce de résistance at the 11th edition of the IOPC, the ₹3.50 Crores GTD IOPC#138 The Crown is only hours away from finding its champion. The event ran eight starting flights that tallied up a monstrous 3,758-entry field (Day 1A – 370, Day 1B – 346, Day 1C – 388, Day 1D – 447, Day 1E – 427, Day 1F – 441, Day 1G – 529, and Day 1H – 810), crushing its posted guarantee to collect ₹3.76 Crores in the prize pool.

A total of 531 qualifying stacks (298 unique players) progressed to Day 2, with the top 525 entries guaranteed a min-cash of ₹18,790.

Day 2 began at 10 PM on Sunday, and Akash ‘Akash0510′ Gupta fell out on the money bubble in 526th place. But with his second stack, he placed 181st for ₹34,198.

Bagging the overnight chip lead was none other than India’s poker pioneer & PokerGuru Mentor Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal, who holds an enormous 17,515,429 (109 BBs). Agarwal is significantly ahead of the second chip-lead, the Game Changer 3.0 & the former IOPC The Millionaire United champion, Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani (13,363,991).

The former IOPC #103 – TGIF winner Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Omprakash Bajaj (8,669,642), Vaibhav ‘AllinPavBhaji’ Temani (7,123,702), Amit ‘guru’ J (4,301,304), Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal (2,699,918), IOPC July 2021 series leaderboard topper Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav (1,866,422), and Mayank ‘KeepHustling’ Jaggi (829,592) are the other players in contention.

Most of the players on the final table had qualified for Day 2 with multiple stacks. Their other finishes in IOPC The Crown were:

> Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal – 16th for ₹1,87,900, 114th for ₹41,338, 145th for ₹41,338, and 372nd for ₹22,924 (over ₹2.93 Lakhs cumulatively)

> Siddhanth’ PluRibu$’ Kripalani – 257th for ₹34,198

> Vaibhav ‘AllinPavBhaji’ Temani – 66th for ₹76,287

> Amit’ guru’ J – 431st for ₹22,924

> Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal – 142nd for ₹41,338

> Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav – 161st for ₹34,198, 194th for ₹34,198, and 286th for ₹28,185 (₹96,581 cumulatively)

The eight final contenders are now in the money for at least ₹5.56 Lakhs, but all of them will be chasing the ₹57.26 Lakhs up top. The champion will also fill up the final seat on the IOPC Masters Table that will be live-streamed on August 4 at 5 PM.

‘jailakshmi’ bubbled the final table in ninth place for ₹4.50 Lakhs.

Some other notable ITM finishers included Dhirendra ‘dhiru91’ Kumar (10th for ₹3,49,494), Prateek ‘AurelionSol’ Bhartia (12th for ₹3,49,494), Amit ‘DoctorGTO’ Ajwani (13th for ₹3,49,494), Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer (14th for ₹2,63,060), Mohit ‘BigFox’ Dhingra (15th for ₹2,63,060), Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia (17th for ₹1,87,900), Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (19th for ₹1,31,530), Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal (20th for ₹1,31,530), Shrey ‘Kingsb30’ Baj (22nd for ₹1,31,530), Akshay ‘powershell’ Asawa (23rd for ₹1,31,530), and Bheem ‘MaiMeel’ Singh Meena (24th for ₹1,31,530).

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal – 17,515,429
  2. Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani – 13,363,991
  3. Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Omprakash Bajaj – 8,669,642
  4. Vaibhav ‘AllinPavBhaji’ Temani – 7,123,702
  5. Amit ‘guru’ J – 4,301,304
  6. Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal – 2,699,918
  7. Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav – 1,866,422
  8. Mayank ‘KeepHustling’ Jaggi – 829,592

 

WPT Unreal Fight ₹1 Crore GTD Flight 1A Adda52

Buy-in – ₹499

Entries – 308

Re-entries – 109

Survivors – 39

With a massive ₹1 Crore GTD for a mere ₹499 entry buy-in, WPT Unreal lives up to its name! The event has 30 starting flights to get through, and it all began last night with Flight 1A registering 417 participants. Only 39 players advanced through to Day 2.

The user ‘realstar07’ bagged up the chip lead after the first opening day and will return on Day 2 with a stack of 368,119 while Avinash ‘avinkon’ Koneru (355,010) and ‘Sherpa84’ (349,981) carried forward the other top stacks.

Yogesh ‘POKERBRAT0118’ Choudhary (333,859), Himanshu ‘Baagdi’ Bagdwal (316,707), Harjas’ jasthegreat’ Wadhwa (275,897), Kritarth ‘TightAgressive28’ Pant (264,862), and Aditya ‘Opulentadi’ Sharma (242,778) were the other know players who made the top 10 chip counts.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Flight 1A

  1. realstar07 – 368,119
  2. Avinash ‘avinkon’ Koneru – 355,010
  3. Sherpa84 – 349,981
  4. Yogesh ‘POKERBRAT0118’ Choudhary – 333,859
  5. 5. Himanshu ‘Baagdi’ Bagdwal – 316,707
  6. Wolowizard – 290,468
  7. Asarishi – 286,848
  8. Harjas’ jasthegreat’ Wadhwa – 275,897
  9. Kritarth ‘TightAgressive28’ Pant – 264,862
  10. Aditya’ Opulentadi’ Sharma – 242,778

 

IOPC#135 Sunday Prime ₹60 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 509

Re-entries – 224

Re-buys – 375

Prize Pool – ₹60,00,000

Places Paid – 103

The IOPC #124 – Friday Spotlight runner-up finisher Pavankiran’ Rootahua Machi’ B clinched an IOPC title on the last day of the schedule. He won the ₹60 Lakhs GTD IOPC #135 Sunday Prime for a career-best ₹8.79 Lakhs following a three-way deal with Himanshu’ shambolic794′ Arora (runner-up for ₹7.35 Lakhs) and Joyithung’ joyi2492′ Lotha (3rd for ₹7.15 Lakhs).

Pavankiran B`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹51.90 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹6.60 Lakhs

One of the IOPC commentators, Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall, finished ITM in six events yesterday for a cumulative ₹4.15 Lakhs. These included two FT scores.

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #135 – Sunday Prime for ₹2.99 Lakhs

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #140 for ₹65,246

Goonjan Mall’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.50 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹3.30 Crores| Annual Winnings: ₹1.91 Crores|Annual Profits: ₹87.87 Lakhs|Ranked #11 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings | Ranked #6 in Annual Profits

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in event pulled in 1,108 entries, falling ₹4.60 Lakhs short of its ₹60 Lakhs prize pool guaranteed.

Siddharth ‘siddchat’ Chaturvedi (6th for ₹2.30 Lakhs), Rahul ‘sttoned’ Kumar (7th for ₹1.66 Lakhs), and Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor (8th for ₹1.13 Lakhs) were the other FT scorers.

PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh ‘FreeFlow’ Veeravalli bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹90,000.

Runner-up Himanshu Arora
Runner-up Himanshu Arora

 

Final Table Results

  1. Pavankiran ‘Rootahua Machi’ B – ₹8,79,120*
  2. Himanshu ‘shambolic794’ Arora – ₹7,34,750*
  3. Joyithung ‘joyi2492’ Lotha – ₹7,14,730*
  4. norm_macdonald – ₹3,76,200
  5. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹2,99,400
  6. Siddharth ‘siddchat’ Chaturvedi – ₹2,29,800
  7. Rahul ‘sttoned’ Kumar – ₹1,66,200
  8. Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor – ₹1,13,400

*denotes a three-way deal

 

APT#5 Mini Main Event ₹50 Lakhs GTD Day 1A – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 191

Re-entries – 90

Survivors – 39

The ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT#5 Mini Main Event opened to action on Sunday. Day 1A of the three-flight tourney logged in 281 players and only 39 bagged stacks for Day 2. Headling this advancing group was the APT#4 Sunday Major finalist, ‘acessorted’ (271,000), with Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla (265,000) and Romit ’tilt83′ Advani (231,000) rounding out the trio of top stacks.

Ashish Kumar ‘Notoriousladka’ Yadav (206,000), Karan ‘bozo’ Kapur (198,000), Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo (166,000), and Yudhishter Singh ‘Rowdy6’ Rathore (139,000) carried forward a big bag of chips for Day 2.

Final Table Results

  1. acessorted – 271,000
  2. Gautam’ M8a7′ Rohilla – 265,000
  3. Romit’ tilt83′ Advani – 231,000
  4. kundumc – 216,000
  5. Ashish Kumar ‘Notoriousladka’ Yadav -206,000
  6. Karan’ bozo’ Kapur – 198,000
  7. stardust – 184,000
  8. Rubin’ kornkid’ Labroo – 166,000
  9. erkarunbansal – 156,000
  10. Yudhishter Singh’ Rowdy6′ Rathore – 139,000

 

APT#4 Sunday Major ₹40 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in –₹8,250

Entries – 255

Re-entries – 233

Prize Pool – ₹40,00,000

Places Paid – 63

The featured APT Online event on Sunday, the ₹40 Lakhs GTD APT#4 Sunday Major, clocked in 488 entries, filling in ₹3.40 Lakhs in overlays. Mystery player ‘stardust’ proved the eventual champion to claim ₹7.77 Lakhs and the first APT Trophy at the event. PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit’ d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan finished runner-up for ₹5.45 Lakhs.

‘stardust’ had entered the heads-up against Wadhawan with a 2-to-1 chip lead and stayed on course to win the title. In the penultimate hand of the event, ‘stardust’s deuce-ten overrode Wadhawan’s pocket treys after flopping two-pair. They sealed the win with a turned full house of tens and eights, beating Wadhawan’s two-pair.

The champion ‘stardust’ now boasts ₹16.36 Lakhs in recorded winnings on PokerBaazi, which include ₹7.57 Lakhs in site-profits.

Wadhawan finished ITM in three more events on Sunday to pad his bankroll by ₹5.65 Lakhs.

Third-place finisher Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla earned ₹3.50 Lakhs. Rohilla also FT-ed the APT #2 Monsterstack, working up scores worth ₹4.04 Lakhs.

The EndBoss third-place finisher Romit ’tilt83′ Advani placed fourth for ₹2.59 Lakhs while finishing in the same spot in the WPT Superstack. Advani added ₹7.66 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

Amar ‘kidpoker0109’ Mehta (5th for ₹1.94 Lakhs), IOPC #92 Legends runner-up Young Gun Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover (6th for ₹1.56 Lakhs) and Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla (7th for ₹1.30 Lakhs) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. stardust – ₹7,77,200
  2. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹5,44,800
  3. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – ₹3,50,400
  4. Romit ‘tilt83’ Advani – ₹2,59,200
  5. Amar ‘kidpoker0109’ Mehta – ₹1,94,400
  6. Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover – ₹1,56,000
  7. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla – ₹1,30,000
  8. acessorted – ₹1,03,600

 

IOPC#139- Value Mine ₹40 Lakhs GTD Day 2 Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹660

Entries – 3,036

Re-entries – 588

Re-buys – 2,316

Prize Pool – ₹40,00,000

Places Paid – 645

After running through eight starting flights, the ₹660 entry buy-in and ₹40 Lakhs GTD IOPC#139 Value Mine played out Day 2 on Sunday, with 649 qualifiers (457 unique entries). This was a whittled-down group of qualifiers from a starting field of 5,940 participants.

The tournament registered an overlay shortfall of ₹4.36 Lakhs, and making the most of the value on offer was Piyush ‘anCap’ Ravi, who captured his first IOPC title and a career-best ₹5.59 Lakhs after beating Aditya ‘This n That’ Kulkarni (runner-up for ₹3.20 Lakhs) heads-up.

Piyush Ravi cashed out twice more in the event, finishing 210th for ₹4,200 and 354th for ₹2,400, to collectively earn ₹5.65 Lakhs in the tourney.

The runner-up finisher, Aditya Kulkarni, also placed 24th for ₹11,560 – netting ₹3.71 Lakhs overall in the Value Mine. Kulkarni’s scores in two more APT and three WPT tourneys added up to ₹3.71 Lakhs, bringing his lifetime tally to ₹2.08 Crores.

The APT #1 Kickoff champion Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj (5th for ₹1.16 Lakhs, 108th for ₹5,400) and Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR (8th for ₹58,000) were the other known players on the FT.

Runner-up Aditya Kulkarni
Runner-up Aditya Kulkarni

 

Final Table Results

  1. Piyush ‘anCap’ Ravi – ₹5,58,800
  2. Aditya ‘This n That’ Kulkarni – ₹3,19,600
  3. THENERDGUY – ₹1,84,000
  4. VM.Varga – ₹1,46,000
  5. Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj – ₹1,16,000
  6. LeLooonga – ₹96,000
  7. savvyboi – ₹76,000
  8. Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR – ₹58,000

 

WPT India 6 Max Championship ₹30 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 162

Re-entries – 130

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 30

The flagship event on Day 1 of the WPT Online India series, the ₹30 Lakhs GTD WPT India 6 Max Championship, found a winner in user ‘Chikuu36′, who won the coveted WPT Trophy and a ₹7.68 Lakhs cash prize. Adda52 Game Ambassador and #4 ranked player of the year, Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni, making a terrific start at the series, placed runner-up for ₹4.57 Lakhs.

Kunal Patni’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.15 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹1.97 Crores|Annual Winnings: ₹2.17 Crores

The ₹11,000 entry buy-in event fell ₹80,000 short of breaking even after only 292 challengers signed up to play. The 9 PM event culminated at 5:48 AM, and 30 places finished ITM.

Jasven ‘bajateraho’ Saigal (4th for ₹2.55 Lakhs) and Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (6th for ₹1.20 Lakhs) were the other notables on the 6-max FT

Final Table Results

  1. Chikuu36 – ₹7,68,000
  2. Kunal ‘FloatToMyBoat’ Patni – ₹4,57,500
  3. Valle – ₹3,45,000
  4. Jasven ‘bajateraho’ Saigal – ₹2,55,000
  5. FuckedUpLife – ₹1,72,500
  6. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹1,20,000

 

WPT Super Stack ₹30 Lakhs GTD Adda5

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 285

Re-entries – 244

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 5

SatnamLUCKYS0007′ Singh came out on top in the ₹30 Lakhs GTD WPT Super Stack to win ₹5.39 Lakhs following a three-way deal with ‘ckps86’ (runner-up for ₹5.20 Lakhs) and Romit ‘ft83’ Advani (3rd for ₹4.69 Lakhs).

The 7:30 PM event recorded a starting field of 529 contestants, overlaying ₹3.55 Lakhs, and the top 55 places finished ITM.

The long-time circuit regular Romit Advani went on a tear last night as he raked in over ₹7.66 Lakhs in cumulative earnings. He finished fourth in APT#4 Sunday Major for ₹2.59 Lakhs and placed 18th in the WPT Online India 6-Max Championship for ₹31,500.

Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair (4th for ₹2.25 Lakhs), Avneesh ‘IamAM’ Munjal (5th for ₹1.59 Lakhs), Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra (6th for ₹1.05 Lakhs), and Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (7th for ₹82,500) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Satnam ‘LUCKYS0007’ Singh – ₹5,39,887*
  2. ckps86 – ₹5,20,695*
  3. Romit ‘ft83’ Advani – ₹4,69,418*
  4. Sahil ‘you3bi4b’ Nair – ₹2,25,000
  5. Avneesh ‘IamAM’ Munjal – ₹1,59,000
  6. Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra – ₹1,05,000
  7. Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna – ₹82,500
  8. bjarun – ₹60,000

 

APT#1 Kickoff ₹20 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 345

Re-entries – 364

Prize Pool – ₹21,27,000

Places Paid – 81

Sounding off the second edition of the APT India Online was the APT#1 Kickoff. As expected, the event drew a crowded field of 709 runners (includes 364 re-entries), generating a profitable ₹21.27 Lakhs in the prize pool.

After over nine-hour of non-stop play, Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj came out on top to win his first APT Online title and ₹3.93 Lakhs in prize money. Bajaj had entered the final table as the chip leader and rode his momentum to the finish line. His final showdown was against ‘tiltonlytilt’ (runner-up for ₹2.75 Lakhs), and Bajaj quickly dispatched the player to the rail after his queen-eight rivered two-pair to dominate the latter’s king-jack that flopped a pair.

Bajaj also placed fifth in the IOPC #139 Value Mine for ₹1.16 Lakhs. Along with another 108th place finish in the Value Mine for ₹5,400, he banked over ₹9.87 Lakhs last night.

The FT was glittering with standout Sunday winners like Aniket ‘Anteman’ Waghmare (3rd for ₹1.78 Lakhs), APT #2 Monsterstack champion Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh (4th for ₹1.31 Lakhs), Turbo champion Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla (5th for ₹98,270), APT #3 Turbo winner Myron ‘priyankAAchoprAA’ Pereira (6th for ₹79,340) and Avadh’ Sting240′ Shah (7th for ₹65,720).

Final Table Results

  1. Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj – ₹3,92,857
  2. tiltonlytilt – ₹2,75,447
  3. Aniket ‘Anteman’ Waghmare – ₹1,77,605
  4. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – ₹1,31,236
  5. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla – ₹98,270
  6. Myron ‘priyankAAchoprAA’ Pereira – ₹79,340
  7. Avadh ‘Sting240’ Shah – ₹65,720
  8. pablo_escobar – ₹52,320

 

WPT Kickoff ₹15 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹3,000

Entries – 281

Re-entries – 236

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 55

Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay1399’ Vijay championed the ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT Kickoff to win the first WPT Trophy at the series and ₹3.18 Lakhs in prize money. He chopped the title heads-up with PokerGuru Ambassador Shashank ‘IndianRat’ Desai (2nd for ₹2.92 Lakhs).

The ₹3,000 entry buy-in event registered 517 hopefuls, overlaying ₹89,624, and the top 55 places boarded the money bus.

The former Sunday Highroller champion, Ashwin Vijay, posted another two deep runs on Sunday, netted ₹3.81 Lakhs in total earnings.

Ashwin Vijay’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.15 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹33.58 Lakhs

The other known players on the FT included Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma (4th for ₹1.12 Lakhs), Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani (5th for ₹79,500), Arun ‘runyrules’ Sriram (6th for ₹52,500), and Karan ‘iamaluksack’ Jain (7th for ₹41,250).

Runner-up Shashank Desai
Runner-up Shashank Desai

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay1399’ Vijay – ₹3,18,644*
  2. Shashank ‘IndianRat’ Desai – ₹2,92,606*
  3. Kartik_K – ₹1,53,750
  4. Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma – ₹1,12,500
  5. Sahil ‘imhighishove’ Mahboobani – ₹79,500
  6. Arun ‘runyrules’ Sriram – ₹52,500
  7. Karan ‘iamaluksack’ Jain – ₹41,250
  8. FuckedUpLife – ₹30,000

*denotes heads-up deal

 

Sunday Special Progressive KO ₹15 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 139

Re-entries – 115

Total Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹8,65,000

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹6,35,000

Places Paid – 27

The former Uppercut champion Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu ran past the 254-entry field in PokerStars India`s ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special to collect a winner’s paycheque worth ₹3 Lakhs (includes ₹1.53 Lakhs in bounties). The #1 ranked player of the year, Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia, placed runner-up for ₹2.01 Lakhs.

This is the second time Abhishek Sonu has won the Sunday Special.

The Sunday flagship featuring a ₹5,500 entry buy-in had to fill in a glaring ₹2.30 Lakhs in overlays after clocking in 254 entries. The 5 PM event got in the books at 1 AM, and the top 27 places finished ITM.

Rumit ‘GatisKandis’ Khade (3rd for ₹1.38 Lakhs), APT#4 Sunday Major fifth-place finisher Amar ‘AceConsultant’ Mehta (5th for ₹64,906), WPT Kick-Off champion Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay (7th for ₹50,040), PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh (8th for ₹33,952), and Suresh ‘Wabi-$abi’ Kolli (9th for ₹31,940) were among the notables who FT-ed the tourney!

Runner-up Manish Lakhotia
Runner-up Manish Lakhotia

 

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Abhishek ‘Addysonu’ Sonu – ₹3,00,094
  2. Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia – ₹2,01,031
  3. Rumit ‘GatisKandis’ Khade – ₹1,38,231
  4. tabahi2k18 – ₹99,946
  5. Amar ‘AceConsultant’ Mehta – ₹64,906
  6. 41195 – ₹45,733
  7. Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay – ₹50,040
  8. Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh – ₹33,952
  9. Suresh ‘Wabi-$abi’ Kolli – ₹31,940

 

IOPC#140 ₹15 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 340

Re-entries – 125

Re-buys – 299

Prize Pool – ₹15,28,000

Places Paid – 63

The ₹15 Lakhs GTD IOPC #140 ran amid 764 entrants last night, collecting a prize pool worth ₹15.28 Lakhs. Rahul ‘iLiSHMaCh’ Sahni shipped the tourney to win a personal-best ₹2.96 Lakhs and pipped leaderboard crusher Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash (2nd for ₹1.86 Lakhs) in the heads-up play

Sahni also min-cashed the IOPC #139 Value Mine and the ₹5.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #134, netting ₹3.09 Lakhs overall.

Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (3rd for ₹1.34 Lakhs), former MoneyMaker champion Sandeep ‘PS_Sunshine’ Singh (4th for ₹1.06 Lakhs), Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (6th for ₹65,246), and Rumit ‘Viking$$Barbie’ Khade (8th for ₹34838) also FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Bhanu Prakash KC
Runner-up Bhanu Prakash KC

 

Final Table Results

  1. Rahul ‘iLiSHMaCh’ Sahni – ₹2,95,668
  2. Bhanu’ spectre’ Prakash – ₹1,86,416
  3. Anant’ Prometheius’ Purohit – ₹1,33,700
  4. Sandeep ‘PS_Sunshine’ Singh – ₹1,06,196
  5. Eggfrycurry – ₹81,517
  6. Goonjan’ gmtesting’ Mall – ₹65,246
  7. The Flying Dutchman – ₹49,049
  8. Rumit’ Viking$$Barbie’ Khade – ₹34,838

 

WPT Monster Turbo ₹10 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,500

Entries – 209

Re-entries – 175

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 38

Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh was the last player standing in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD WPT Monster Turbo and won ₹2.44 Lakhs. Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar came second for ₹1.72 Lakhs.

The ₹2,500 entry buy-in event filled in ₹1.36 Lakhs in overlays after registering 384 entries, and 38 places got paid.

Praveen ‘praveen2626’ KR (5th for ₹57,500), Vishal ‘vishalmaharaj’ Maharaj (7th for ₹30,000), and Jerry’ bahjerry’ Bareh (8th for ₹25,000) also FT-ed the tourney!

Runner-up Avinash Kumar
Runner-up Avinash Kumar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh – ₹2,44,450
  2. Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar – ₹1,72,550
  3. MallaNi – ₹1,10,000
  4. Ranzoo9 – ₹80,000
  5. Praveen ‘praveen2626’ KR – ₹57,500
  6. rocky8484 – ₹37,500
  7. Vishal ‘vishalmaharaj’ Maharaj – ₹30,000
  8. Jerry ‘bahjerry’ Bareh – ₹25,000

 

APT #6 Megastack 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 353

Re-entries – 343

Prize Pool – ₹10,44,000

Places Paid – 81

The second ₹10 Lakhs GTD tourney on the opening day of the APT India Online was the APT #6 Megastack. The tourney recorded a turnout of 696 players, collecting ₹10.44 Lakhs in the prize money. Tarush ‘Busterr’ Gupta grabbed the title for ₹1.60 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with ‘LuckyLuke’ (runner-up for ₹1.51 Lakhs).

Gupta had entered the final table as the chip leader and was ahead of ‘LuckyLuke’ at the start of the heads-up. The latter scooped a big double-up to turn the tables, but Gupta bounced back again. While the deal had already sealed their payouts, Gupta clinched the win eventually after his ace-seven holding on against ‘LuckyLuke’s queen-eight.

Gupta posted three more cashes across Spartan Poker and Adda52, to earn ₹1.79 Lakhs, boosting his lifetime earnings to ₹69.74 Lakhs.

Mukesh ‘silentkid’ Ahuja (3rd for ₹1.04 Lakhs), Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla (4th for ₹64,415), Abhishek ‘abhiom’ Chhajer (5th for ₹48,233) and Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh (7th for ₹32,260) also made it to the FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Tarush ‘Busterr’ Gupta – ₹1,59,820*
  2. LuckyLuke – ₹1,51,493*
  3. Mukesh ‘silentkid’ Ahuja – ₹1,03,886
  4. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla – ₹64,415
  5. Abhishek ‘abhiom’ Chhajer – ₹48,233
  6. donkabomber2 – ₹38,941
  7. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – ₹32,260
  8. Mkaaa – ₹25,682

*denotes heads-up deal

 

APT#2 Monsterstack 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 275

Re-entries – 241

Prize Pool – ₹10,32,000

Places Paid – 53

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT #2 Monsterstack collected a profitable ₹10.32 Lakhs prize pool on the back of a turnout of 516 entries. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh championed the event to win ₹1.81 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Prabhat ‘comeon’ Kumar (2nd for ₹1.60 Lakhs).

Aman Parakh posted another four ITM finishes on Sunday, adding up ₹4.30 Lakhs to his online scorecard. His top finishes include:

> 1st in the APT #2 Monsterstack ₹10 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.81 Lakhs

> 4th in the APT #1 Kickoff ₹20 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.31 Lakhs

> 7th in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT #6 Megastack for ₹32,260

> 3rd in the IOPC #133 6.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹65,260

> 3rd in the WPT Classic for ₹44,000

Vinod ‘figureitout’ Megalmani (4th for ₹66,874), Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla (5th for ₹50,155), PokerGuru Ambassador Rony ‘bisadip176’ Chowdhury (6th for ₹40,248), and Nawneet ‘nawchunu2089’ Thakur (7th for ₹33,540) also FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Prabhat Kumar
Runner-up Prabhat Kumar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – ₹1,81,392*
  2. Prabhat ‘comeon’ Kumar – ₹1,59,684*
  3. VanlalNEIGH – ₹90,403
  4. Vinod ‘figureitout’ Megalmani – ₹66,874
  5. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – ₹50,155
  6. Rony ‘bisadip176’ Chowdhury – ₹40,248
  7. Nawneet ‘nawchunu2089’ Thakur – ₹33,540

*denotes heads-up deal

 

IOPC#136 All Rounder SNG ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Entries – 14

Prize Pool – ₹7,50,000

Places Paid – 4

Young Gun Anuj ‘titootauji’ Yadav was hands down the most consistent winner at the 11th edition of the IOPC. An incredible five titles – innumerable deep runs and an FT finish in the showstopper IOPC The Crown aside, he also took down the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#136 All-Rounder SNG for ₹3 Lakhs. Yadav’s fiery performance also earned him an All Rounder Trophy.

Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal finished runner-up for ₹2.25 Lakhs.

Notably, both the players made it to the FT of the IOPC The Crown.

Debayan ‘MonsterD’ Das (3rd for ₹1.50 Lakhs) and Haider ‘Callmebabe’ Madraswala (4th for ₹75,000) also made it in the money.

Final Table Results

  1. Anuj ‘titootauji’ Yadav – ₹3,00,000
  2. Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal – ₹2,25,000
  3. Debayan ‘MonsterD’ Das – ₹1,50,000
  4. Haider ‘Callmebabe’ Madraswala – ₹75,000

 

Big Bubble Rush ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 91

Re-entries – 86

Total Prize Pool – ₹2,50,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,87,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹1,12,500

Places Paid – 29

PokerStars India regular ‘Poker_Basilisk’ outran their competition in the ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush to win ₹61,736 (includes ₹34,971 in bounties) after prevailing over ‘raghav1990’ (runner-up for ₹23,211) (includes ₹3,438 in bounties) in the heads-up play.

The champion ‘Poker_Basilisk’ was in incredible form yesterday as they had earlier won the ₹1 Lakh GTD Sunday Warm-up for ₹18,118. They also finished sixth in the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Sunday Classic for ₹9,744, netting ₹89,618 overall on the site.

The 9:30 PM event experienced an overlay shortfall of ₹28,750 after logging in 177 entries, and 29 places got paid.

Adarsh ‘Subham007’ Subham (6th for ₹16,603) and Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar (7th for ₹7,569) also FT-ed the tourney!

 

Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 42

Re-entries – 13

Prize Pool – ₹30,000

Places Paid – 6

‘Rahul7463’ was the last player standing in Khelo365’s Sunday extravaganza, the ₹1 Lakh GTD, Big Bang, and won ₹40,000. ‘Ronaldinho’ added ₹21,000 to their poker bankroll for placing runner-up.

 

Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD GoodPoker

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 160

Re-entries – 53

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 24

‘Madbullmode’ took down GoodPoker’s ₹1 Lakh GTD Monster last afternoon for a payday worth ₹21,000. Their heads-up opponent ‘Sunny82’ banked ₹15,500 for their runner-up finish.

 

Dominator ₹50K GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 41

Re-entries – 29

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 8

Khelo365`s 50K GTD Dominator was championed by ‘Ajaashish,’ who fired two bullets before taking down the event for ₹17,000.

 

Daily 5PLO ₹50K GTD PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 74

Re-entries – 66

Prize Pool – ₹50,000

Places Paid – 23

Topping a 140-player filed, ‘ridingbadluck’ shipped the 50K GTD Daily 5PLO on PokerDangal for ₹14,700, just as ‘Ankit1305’ came second for ₹10,850.

 

This report was updated at 9 PM on 2.8.2021.

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