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Daily Majors: Shashank Jain, Arun Sriram, Shravan Chhabria & Arjanveer Singh Chadha Champion the Thursday Flagships

The poker community rang in Raksha Bandhan after an electrifying day of online MTT action. Once again, Spartan Poker’s Freedom Celebration Series (FCS) laid out the most massive guaranteed tournaments.

Well-known circuit regular Shashank Jain topped the Thursday charts convincingly as he championed the day`s biggest guaranteed tournament, Spartan Poker`s FCS #69 – High Roller, for a site-best ₹12.30 Lakhs. The Delhi-based cash game pro, who is no stranger to tournament success, collectively added ₹12.46 Lakhs last night, for he also cashed Adda52’s Godfather (27th for ₹16,250). Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram pocketed ₹8.35 Lakhs for his runner-up finish in the FCS #69 High Roller.

Arun Sriram ended a nearly month-long title drought with a bang by taking down the other Spartan Poker flagship, FCS #66 – High – Thursday Celebration, for ₹5.55 Lakhs. The two-time Adda52 Big Game champion made away with over ₹7.14 Lakhs in Thursday winnings, climbing to #8 in the annual rankings.

‘HEMAKUNA’ (Won FCS #70 – Mid for ₹1.04 Lakhs), ‘badbeat31’ (Won FCS #72 – Mid – Hyper for ₹89,708), ‘Mantri97’ (Won FCS #65 – Low – Hyper 5 Max for ₹33,499), ‘Newsharkintown’ (Won FCS #67 – Mid – OFC Pineapple OH for ₹27,510), ‘Bitturockss’ (Won FCS #71 – Low for ₹25,859), and Shiv Chugh (Won FCS #68 – Low – Turbo for ₹17,156) won the other Freedom Celebration Series titles yesterday.

The long-time MTT pro Shravan Chhabria boosted his online bankroll by ₹6.63 Lakhs on the back of two FT finishes. He shipped Adda52’s Godfather (₹6.13 Lakhs) and finished seventh in PokerStars India’s Highroller (₹50,643).

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha was another top pro reeling in a flagship title. He took down PokerBaazi’s The Summit for the second time for ₹4.57 Lakhs and pocketed ₹4.81 Lakhs altogether.

Rubin Labroo topped the charts on PokerStars India, winning the Highroller for a second time for ₹2.39 Lakhs.

MPL Poker pro Siddharth Karia kept his dominating run on his sponsor`s site running by taking down the Thursday Smash for ₹82,837, picking up his second title on MPL Poker this month.

Prashanth Sekar, Lavesh Meena, Abhishek Batra, Vikram Mishra, Utkarsh Srivastava, Piyush Ravi, Ringphamatai Ningshen, and Rahul Sengar shipped the other Thursday majors.

This coming Sunday promises to be a blockbuster one as the FCS winds down to its finale while PokerBaazi`s new Baazi Turbo Series fires up! For a change, the Monday action will also be power-packed, with a host of Independence Day-themed MTTs and promotions guaranteeing attractive prizes.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

FCS #69 – High Roller (6-Max) – ₹50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹27,500

Entries – 101

Re-entries – 44

Rebuys – 60

Prize Pool – ₹51,25,000

Places Paid – 20

Well-known circuit regular Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain sure knows his way around High Rollers, given his extensive experience playing deep-stacked cash games! Wielding that expertise to his advantage, Jain overcame a 205-entry field in Spartan Poker’s ₹50 Lakhs GTD FCS #69 – High Roller last night, scoring a seven-figure payday worth ₹12.30 Lakhs – his best-recorded score on the site. Nishaanth ‘Metamorphosis’ Shanmughasundaram placed runner-up for ₹8.35 Lakhs.

Shashank Jain
Shashank Jain

 

Shashank Jain, who FT-ed the FCS #60 PLO High Roller the day before, made another ITM run in Adda52’s Godfather (27th for ₹16,250) to make away with the day’s best ₹12.46 Lakhs in total winnings.

Shashank Jain’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.69 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.55 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4 | Crossed ₹2 Crores in tracked online winnings on Spartan Poker

The first-ever IOPC Blaze of Glory winner, Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve, locked in ₹5.84 Lakhs in Thursday winnings from two ITM finishes, which include:

Harshad Barve
Harshad Barve

 

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #69 High Roller for ₹5,50,938

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹33,327

Harshad Barve online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.75 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹30 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

Sujith ‘dancingshrimp’ Kumar raked in almost ₹3 Lakhs in Thursday winnings from two deep runs, which include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #69 High Roller for ₹2,71,636

> 34th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration for ₹13,950

Final Table Results

  1. Shashank ‘gtoexploiter77’ Jain – ₹12,30,000
  2. Nishaanth ‘Metamorphosis’ Shanmughasundaram – ₹8,35,375
  3. Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve – ₹5,50,938
  4. Srihari ‘bangbang99’ Bang – ₹4,55,100
  5. Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot – ₹3,65,413
  6. Sujith ‘dancingshrimp’ Kumar – ₹2,86,488

 

FCS #66 – High – Thursday Celebration – ₹25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 256

Re-entries – 95

Rebuys – 218

Prize Pool – ₹28,45,000

Places Paid – 47

Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram ended an almost month-long chase for a flagship title on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, winning Spartan Poker’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD FCS #66 – High – Thursday Celebration for ₹5.55 Lakhs.

Arun Sriram
Arun Sriram

 

The two-time Adda52 BigGame champion, Sriram, made away with over ₹7.14 Lakhs in Thursday winnings, climbing one rank to #8 in the annual leaderboard standings.

His Thursday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration for ₹5,54,491

> 12th in Spartan Poker`s FCS #69 High Roller (6-Max) for ₹89,688

> 6th in PokerStars India`s Highroller for ₹65,588

> 38th in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹4,243

Arun Sriram’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.26 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.57 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #10 | Annual Winnings: ₹2.19 Crores | Moves to #8 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Ranked #8 in Annual Profits

The long-time circuit regular Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi ran deep in two events, collecting ₹2.69 Lakhs.

Siddharth Singhvi
Siddharth Singhvi

 

His Thursday finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration for ₹2,64,016

> 19th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #63 Mid 4 Card PLO for ₹5,394

Siddarth Singhvi’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.16 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.30 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora picked up ₹2.25 Lakhs in Thursday winnings across three ITM finishes in FCS marquees, which include:

Vaibhav Arora
Vaibhav Arora

 

> 4th in FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration for ₹2,13,660

> 12th in FCS #72 Mid for ₹6,683

> 21st in FCS #70 Mid for ₹4,178

Vaibhav Arora’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.08 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹32.22 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #17

Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak added ₹1.83 Lakhs last night through his deep runs in Spartan Poker’s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration (5th for ₹1.64 Lakhs) and Adda52’s Godfather (23rd for ₹18,750).

His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.39 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Final Table Results

  1. Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram – ₹5,54,491
  2. Sukriti ‘Emma Raducanu’ Dembla – ₹3,52,211
  3. Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi – ₹2,64,016
  4. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – ₹2,13,660
  5. Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak – ₹1,68,424
  6. sha1093 – ₹1,28,594
  7. Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer – ₹94,454
  8. TigerShark – ₹69,418

 

FCS #70 – Mid – ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 164

Re-entries – 42

Rebuys – 106

Prize Pool – ₹4,68,000

Places Paid – 27

Spartan Poker’s ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD FCS #70 – Mid registered a 212-entry field, and 27 players got a share from the ₹4.68 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘HEMAKUNA’ won the lion`s share of the prize pool kitty worth ₹1.04 Lakhs, while ‘dagadfool’ came second for ₹69,966.

dagadfool’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹25.84 Lakhs | Titles Won: #33 | Final Table Finishes: #92

Final Table Results

  1. HEMAKUNA- ₹1,03,662
  2. dagadfool – ₹69,966
  3. Suraj ‘MR.BEAST’ N Yadav – ₹48,157
  4. Jason ‘Jasonroyce’ Fernandes – ₹39,265
  5. Mihir ‘CHIPMAGNET’ Ganatra – ₹31,309
  6. Benjamin Rolle – ₹24,055
  7. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹17,503
  8. abbymads1919 – ₹12,683

 

FCS #72 – Mid – Hyper – ₹4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 132

Re-entries – 49

Rebuys – 89

Prize Pool – ₹4,05,000

Places Paid – 27

Spartan Poker user ‘badbeat31’ took down the ₹4 Lakhs GTD FCS #72 – Mid – Hyper for ₹89,708. Their Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹1.35 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹71,132 | Titles Won: #3 | Final Table Finishes: #19

Prabhat ‘R5R5R5R5R5’ Saini, who recently got active in online MTTs, collected ₹60,548 in second place. His online stats (excluding Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: ₹24.92 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Prabhat Saini
Prabhat Saini

 

Final Table Results

  1. badbeat31 – ₹89,708
  2. Prabhat ‘R5R5R5R5R5’ Saini – ₹60,548
  3. BlindMan’sBluff – ₹41,675
  4. mchlmanoj – ₹33,980
  5. Paras ‘Jhukega nahi $ala’ Jain – ₹27,095
  6. Buhr ‘C@rnage’ Advirkar – ₹20,817
  7. Shikamaru Nara – ₹15,147
  8. screw_me – ₹10,976

 

FCS – High – Main Event Day 1A – 1.50 Crores GTD

Entries: 141 | Re-entries: 17 | Rebuys: 70 | Survivors: 29 | Chip Leader: Sukriti ‘Emma Raducanu’ Dembla (200,786)

Mantri97’ (Won 1.75 Lakhs GTD FCS #65 – Low – Hyper 5 Max for 33,499), ‘Newsharkintown’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD FCS #67 – Mid – OFC Pineapple OH for 27,510), ‘Bitturockss’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD FCS #71 – Low for 25,859), and Shiv ‘cheekychugh’ Chugh (Won 1 Lakh GTD FCS #68 – Low – Turbo for 17,156), won the other Freedom Celebration Series titles on Thursday.

 

FCS Leaderboard Standings After Day 8

As the FCS enters Week #2, Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (2,403 points) continues to headline the 10 Lakhs-added FCS High leaderboard, followed by Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora (2,110 TLB points), and Arun ‘vazharmorghulisSriram (1,815 TLB points).

The top-order on the 6 Lakhs-added FCS Leaderboard remained unchanged, with Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag (5,056 TLB points), ‘BlindMan’sBluff’ (4,483 TLB points), and Paras ‘Jhukega nahi sala’ Jain (3,501 TLB points) leading the charge.

Likewise, ‘newsharkintown’ (3,373 TLB points) sits atop the 4 Lakhs-added FCS Leaderboard, followed by ‘Mndka2.0’ (2,919 TLB points), and JULI1LLB’ (2,724 TLB points).

 

PokerBaazi

The Summit – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 8,250

Entries – 148

Re-entries – 128

Prize Pool – 20,70,000

Places Paid – 36

The Chandigarh-based MTT pro, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha, outplayed a guarantee-crushing 276-player field (including 128 re-entries) in PokerBaazi`s 15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, winning the Thursday flagship for the second time last night for 4.57 Lakhs. The user ‘ankurver’ earned a site-best 3.20 Lakhs for their second-place finish.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

The four-time The Ballers champion, Chadha, lapped up over 4.81 Lakhs in Thursday cashes as he posted another deep run in Spartan Poker’s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration (25th for 23,614), closing in on Rising Star Ritwik Khanna for a place in the top five of the annual leaderboard rankings.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 11.33 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.95 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #14 | Ranked #6 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings | Ranked #7 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

Tanmay ‘Truman’ Benara was another online reg firing up a profitable Thursday grind and raked in over 2.47 Lakhs across three deep runs, which include:

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 2.06 Lakhs

> 12th in Adda52’s Godfather for 25,000

> 41st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #66 High Thursday Celebration for 16,217

Tanmay Benara’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.87 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 86.26 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #16

Final Table Results

  1. Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha – 457,263
  2. ankurver – 320,850
  3. Tanmay ‘Truman’ Benara – 206,379
  4. Grayjoy – 152,766
  5. Arjun ‘Asuran’ Baskaran – 114,678
  6. Laksh ‘boomtlt23’ Pal Singh – 91,701
  7. Ayush ‘Proman502’ Garg – 76,176

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 291

Re-entries – 253

Prize Pool – 8,16,000

Places Paid – 63

The first-ever Game Changer champion, Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar, ended his extended dry title spell by overcoming a 544-entry field in PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) SPRINT, picking up his maiden title of the year and the 1.58 Lakhs up top. ’happyfish’ (anonymity requested) collected 1.11 Lakhs in second-place prize money.

Prashanth Sekar
Prashanth Sekar

 

Prashanth Sekar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.96 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 89.04 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1

Final Table Results

  1. Prashanth ‘Iveyleague’ Sekar – 158,549
  2. happyfish – 111,139
  3. tiltplay – 71,482
  4. Suneeth ‘suneethkalmady’ Kalmady – 52,877
  5. sarinrun – 39,658
  6. Jayesh ‘jayesh712’ Sher – 31,824
  7. Parteek ‘ptk007’ Maheshwari – 26,520

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 171

Re-entries – 148

Prize Pool – 6,38,000

Places Paid – 36

The mystery player ‘Banta82’ was the last player standing in PokerBaazi`s 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Daily SPRINT and won the 7:30 PM marquee for 1.40 Lakhs, with the #9 ranked player of the year, Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya pocketing 98,890 in second place.

Aayush Arya
Aayush Arya

 

‘Banta82’’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: 6 Lakhs | Site Profits 2.08 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Final Table Results

  1. Banta82 – 1,40,934
  2. Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya – 98,890
  3. Raldon – 63,609
  4. t1805 – 47,084
  5. Vishal ‘karan23’ Kumar – 35,345
  6. Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani – 28,263
  7. Dhaval ‘Faizal1506’ Doshi – 23,478

 

Afternoon Boost – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 137

Re-entries – 105

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 47

PokerBaazi loyalist and former The Endeavour champion Abhishek ‘abbie1987’ Batra came out on top in the second edition of PokerBaazi`s new 5 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Boost and walked away with 74,161 in prize money following a heads-up deal with Arvindhan ‘bblackdegen’ Lakshminarayanan (2nd for 64,189).

Last night`s win fetched Batra a much-needed breakout score, for he still sits on 22.81 Lakhs in net losses on the site.

The 2,200 buy-in afternoon marquee registered an overlay deficit of 16,000 after roping in 242 entrants, and the top 47 places boarded the money bus.

Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘abbie1987’ Batra – 74,161*
  2. Arvindhan ‘bblackdegen’ Lakshminarayanan – 64,189*
  3. Aishwary ‘czarash’ Sharma – 44,850
  4. Ridhav ‘Rids’ Chawla – 34.8K
  5. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – 24,750
  6. sarinrun – 17,650
  7. mukesh207 – 14,550
  8. Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani – 12,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Vikram ‘poker_lover’ Mishra (Won 2 Lakhs GTD Hyper Sprint for 58,530), ‘abhilash2356’ (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for 49,730), Utkarsh ‘Sam20542’ Srivastava (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for 46,090), ‘Eliminationismu’ (Won 3 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST for 42,750), Ringphamatai ‘matpoker’ Ningshen (Won 1 Lakh GTD Evening SPRINT for 31,870), Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar (Won 1 Lakh GTD PLO5 BOOST for 29,400), and ‘akash316’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for 9,120) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

MPL Poker

Thursday Smash – 3.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 235

Prize Pool – 3,50,000

Places Paid – 37

MPL Poker pro Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia kept his title-winning spree on his sponsor`s site going by outclassing the 235-player field in the ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD Thursday Smash to collect ₹82,837 – his second title victory and third top-two finish on the platform this month! Rohit ‘1tera1mera049’ Surana finished runner-up for 52,698.

Siddharth Karia
Siddharth Karia

 

The Final Table Series 2.0 Main Event champion, Siddharth Karia, won Adda52`s Mega Suits earlier this month and has already bagged three marquee titles in the last fortnight!

Final Table Results

  1. Siddharth ‘schemer77’ Karia – 82,837
  2. Rohit ‘1tera1mera049’ Surana – 52,698
  3. Neha ‘unconventional’ Saini – 35,778
  4. Utsav ‘yodha277239’ Taneja – 28,376
  5. Mohammad ‘ninja6383’ Rashid – 18,682
  6. Rahul ‘rahulskul’ Kumar – 13,218
  7. Vaibhav ‘jaibaba777’ Sikriwal – 10,575
  8. Shatruhan ‘ananya0037’ Kumar – 8,460

 

Pocket52

Pocket Jacks – 2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 93

Re-entries – 64

Prize Pool – 2,00,000

Places Paid – 24

The user ‘BajranG1111’ bested the 157-player field in Pocket52’s Thursday marquee, 2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Jacks, collecting 42,000 in first-place prize money.

Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS took home ₹31,000 in second place. Varma collectively added ₹32,444 last night as he made another deep run in PokerBaazi’s ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT (37th for ₹1,444).

Sandeep Varma RS
Sandeep Varma RS

 

Final Table Results

  1. BajranG1111 – 42,000
  2. Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS – 31,000
  3. minissha_GpKZ7dqJ3W – 23,000
  4. chester – 16,000
  5. 4betbluff – 12,000
  6. Kidpoker29 – 9,000

 

‘Santu1234’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Gladiator for 23,000), ‘user1658569803’ (Won 75K GTD Unravel for 15,782), ‘jatshankar’ (Won 60K GTD Snacks for 12,600), and ‘charly_brunson’ (Won 50K GTD Dessert for 11,500) won the other Pocket52 marquees.

 

PokerDangal

PLO 5 Thursday – 50K GTD

Buy-in – 550

Entries – 57

Rebuys – 21

Prize Pool – 50,000

Places Paid – 15

PokerDangal user ‘Sahil09malik’ championed the 50K GTD PLO 5 Thursday for 12,000, just as ‘mrprakash26’ fell out in second place, netting 8,750.

Final Table Results

  1. Sahil09malik – 12,000
  2. mrprakash26 – 8,750
  3. Shutterbug57 – 6,375
  4. ws125 – 4,750
  5. Coldblooded – 3,500
  6. limpingKK – 2,500

 

 

PokerStars India

Highroller 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 7,700

Entries – 55

Re-entries – 40

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 11

The 2020 India Poker Champion Rubin ‘kornkid4’ Labroo stood tall among all the winners on PokerStars India yesterday as he toppled a 95-entry field in PokerStars India’s Highroller to win 2.39 Lakhs – his second time shipping this event and his best finish on the site this year. Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira made away with 1.85 Lakhs in second place.

Rubin Labroo
Rubin Labroo

 

Labroo scored another 6,316 in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT (20th), collectively adding 2.45 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.70 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.70 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: 9 | Annual Winnings: 1.39 Crores

Myron Pereira also cashed Adda52’s Godfather (39th for 13,750), boosting his Thursday winnings to 1.98 Lakhs.

Myron Pereira’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 6.56 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 91.21 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

The ₹7,700 buy-in event filled in a mammoth ₹3.35 Lakhs in overlays, and the top 11 places got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Rubin ‘kornkid4’ Labroo – 2,38,966
  2. Myron ‘khAAbib’ Pereira – ,184,516
  3. Pavankiran ‘Rootahua Macchi’ B – 1,42,472
  4. kabir2298 – 1,10,009
  5. Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja – 84,942
  6. Arun ‘realruny’ Sriram – 65,588
  7. Shravan ‘lukBo$$13’ Chhabria – 50,643
  8. Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia – 39,103
  9. Mithun ‘ThePokeRajaIN’ Mahesh – 31,856

 

Piyush anCap_78Ravi (Won 1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for 34,284), ‘pallavi@1717’ (Won 50K GTD Deepstack for 14,659), ‘NautilusENDE’ (Won 50K GTD Afternoon on Stars for 13,496), and ‘Vishal2898’ (Won 40K GTD Primetime Grind for 9,528) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Godfather – 25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 231

Re-entries – 253

Prize Pool – 25,00,000

Places Paid – 49

Fresh off winning the COLOSSUS 50K Warm Up Bounty in Goa last week, Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria carried that form to his online grind, shipping Adda52`s Thursday mainstay Godfather for the lion’s share of the 25 Lakhs GTD prize pool, a payday worth 6,12,500.

Shravan Chhabria
Shravan Chhabria

 

The long-time circuit regular made another FT run in PokerStars India`s Highroller (7th for 50,643), rounding up over 6.63 Lakhs in Thursday winnings.

Shravan Chhabria`s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: 2.33 Crores | Site Profits: 1.18 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2

The #5 ranked player in the annual (TLB) points standings, Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh, collectively added 4.02 Lakhs on the back of seven ITM finishes.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

His top Thursday finishes include:

> 2nd in Adda52’s Godfather for 3,62,500

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s Daily Night SPRINT for ₹11,799

> 9th in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹11,250

Aman Parakh`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.21 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.88 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #23 | Annual Winnings: 1.61 Crores | Ranked #5 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

Final Table Results

  1. Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria – 6,12,500
  2. Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh – 3,62,500
  3. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – 2,50,000
  4. Aman ‘zontory’ Bhadu – 1,87,500
  5. Puneet ‘j4jolly’ Mishra – 1,25,000
  6. Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal – 87,500
  7. Manish ‘newkidpoker’ Lakhotia – 68,750
  8. Vijay ‘GajaniG’ Pandit – 56,250

 

Monster Turbo – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,500

Entries – 111

Re-entries – 75

Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 19

Lavesh ‘UPay4MyWeed98’ Meena has been a prolific scorer recently. Coming in strong after his second-place finish in PokerStars India`s Night on Stars the day before, the MTT reg championed Adda52`s 5 Lakhs GTD MonsterTurbo for 1.39 Lakhs.

Lavesh Meena
Lavesh Meena

 

Earlier in this Thursday grind, Meena squeezed out a deep run in the super-fast Hyper Sprint on PokerBaazi (15th for 3,525), crossing 1 Crore in tracked online winnings.

Lavesh Meena`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.02 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 23.19 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #7

Final Table Results

  1. Lavesh ‘UPay4MyWeed98’ Meena – 1,38,750
  2. kidrock85 – 84,000
  3. Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri – 63,750
  4. Bikshapathi ‘bikshapathi’ Velishetti – 45,000
  5. Prerit ‘prerit13’ Bais – 31,250
  6. Samimeel – 22,500
  7. Sashank ‘TheTamizhDurrr’ Chakravarty – 18,750
  8. Jesspinkman786 – 13,750
  9. Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh – 11,250

 

‘Iamalooser’ (Won 1.50 Lakhs GTD Dinesh Karthik Pinch Hitter for 30,301), ‘yuvrajsomani’ (Won 1.20 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Adda for 28,176) and ‘zoomzap333’ (Won 40K GTD Sundown Adda for 11,800) shipped the other Thursday marquees on Adda52.

 

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Khelo365 regular ‘jeyguru’ shipped the 30K GTD Hitman PLO for 21,000, beating ‘Helperofpoker’ (2nd for 9,000) heads-up.

 

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APT Summer Festival Hanoi: Kamal Kumar Sogani Wins India its 5th APT Trophy of the Series in Event #22, Zarvan Tumboli Chip Leads 45 Players to Day 3 in Championships Event

Team India has well and truly extended its Vietnam rush by pulling out another dominating run at the ongoing 2022 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP. With four APT trophies already in the bag, Kamal Kumar Sogani became the fifth Indian to lift the coveted trophy after winning Event #22: PLO on Thursday for VND 67.90 Million (~₹2.32 Lakhs)

The series is just two days away from powering down. From the looks of Team India`s performance in the ongoing VND 4 Billion GTD Championships Event, it looks like the team will be closing out the series with a bang.

A group of 16 Indians led by Spartan Poker Team Pro Zarvan Tumboli returned on Day 2 of the Championships Event, and it was an eventful Friday for the team. A total of 11 Indians have advanced to Day 3 (currently underway), and not just that, seven of the ten names on top of the start-of-day chip counts were Indian players. And guess what?! Tumboli headlines the 45 survivors with a monster stack of 1,151,000.

The Mumbai-based player who won a career-defining WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event title in May was fifth in chips at the start of Day 2 and steadily climbed up throughout the day. He crossed 1 million in chips after winning a crucial hand – making a hero call on a king-high board with pocket tens. He won the pot, beating Nguyen Ngoc Dai, and went on to eliminate compatriot Young Gun Kanchan Sharma to assume a commanding chip lead heading into the penultimate day of the tournament.

Zarvan Tumboli
Zarvan Tumboli

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (809,000) and APT Vietnam Hanoi Main Event champion Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (726,000) round out the top three stacks among the 45 survivors.

Ankit Wadhawan and Shardul Parthasarathi
Ankit Wadhawan and Shardul Parthasarathi

 

Former APT champion Akshay Nasa (663,000), Deepak Bothra (653,000), Alok Birewar (481,000), and Rubin Labroo (431,000) are the other Indians among the top 10 stacks.

Also making it through were Event #10: High Rollers Single Day champion Sajal Gupta (369,000), Rising Star Ritwik Khanna (204,000), Jayraj Ninama (151,000), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot (123,000).

Day 3 of the Championships Event began at 11 AM (local time) today, and the plan is to play down to the eight-handed final table. The money bubble will burst at 30th place with 29 places paid.

In the other side events, Korea’s Seo Jeungu shipped Event #21: NLH Single Day for VND 82.67 Million (~$3,532), while Vietnam’s Pham Song Hau championed Event #23: Deep Stack Turbo for VND 76 Million (~$3,240).

Zarvan Tumboli Chip Leads 45 Players Advancing to Day 3 in Championships Event

Eighty-seven players returned on Day 2 of the VND 4 Billion GTD Championships Event. Along with the 79 late entrants joining the action during the first three levels of Day 2, the event drew a record-setting field of 288 entries, blowing away its advertised guarantee by collecting a whopping VND 9,777,600,000 (~$416,866) prize pool. With only 29 players assured a payday, the competition on Friday was intense.

The Spartan Poker Team Pro Zarvan Tumboli was the frontrunner among a group of 16 Indian qualifiers converging after the two starting flights. He wielded his massive stack brilliantly to climb into the chip lead by the end of the day`s play.

At one point on Day 2, Tumboli spun up to over a million in chips after making a hero call on a king-high board with pocket tens, scooping the pot off Nguyen Ngoc Dai. He next dispatched compatriot Young Gun Kanchan Sharma with his pocket jacks crushing the latter’s pocket nines.

By the time the bags were brought out, only 45 remained in the field, and Tumboli held the overnight chip lead with a massive stack of 1,151,000.

It was a dominating run by the team overall, with the subsequent top stacks also belonging to Indian players, i.e., PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (809,000) and APT Vietnam Hanoi Main Event champion Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (726,000).

Simultaneously, Akshay Nasa (663,000), Deepak Bothra (653,000), Alok Birewar (481,000), and Rubin Labroo (431,000) carried above-average stacks to Day 3.

Another four Indians, namely, Event #10: High Rollers Single Day champion Sajal Gupta (369,000), Rising Star Ritwik Khanna (204,000), Jayraj Ninama (151,000), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot (123,000) made the cut for Day 3, making for a total of 11 Indians among the 45 qualifiers heading into Day 3.

On the flip side, Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, Ankit Jajodia, Siddarth Singhvi, Jasven Saigal, Anuj Yadav, and Kamal Kumar Sogani failed to advance further.

Day 2 was packed with exciting moments. Former APT champion Akshay Nasa clashed with high roller Hieu Ngo several times. He eventually eliminated the latter, ensuring himself a big stack for Day 3.

Another talked-about journey on Day 2 was that of former APT Main Event champion Hue Dang (676,000), who spiraled down to just 20 big blinds halfway through the day. Dang eventually bagged the fourth-biggest stack.

Day 3 of the Championships Event got underway at 11 AM (local time) on Friday, July 23, and the plan is to play down to an eight-handed final table today before the Sunday finale.

Zarvan Tumboli
Zarvan Tumboli

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 2

  1. Zarvan Tumboli – 1,151,000
  2. Ankit Wadhawan – 809,000
  3. Shardul Parthasarathi – 726,000
  4. Hue Dang – 676,000
  5. Akshay Nasa – 663,000
  6. Deepak Bothra – 653,000
  7. Alok Birewar – 481,000
  8. Quach Chi Cong – 458,000
  9. Kevin Lim – 432,000
  10. Rubin Labroo – 431,000

Kamal Kumar Sogani Wins Event #22: PLO For VND 67.90 Million

Kamal Kumar Sogani became the fifth Indian player to win the coveted APT trophy at the ongoing series after overcoming a field of 10 entrants in the VND 11 Million buy-in Event #22: PLO.

Sogani bested American player Joel Farris heads-up to clinch his first APT title and VND 67.90 Million (~₹2.32 Lakhs) in first-place prize money.

Kamal Kumar Sogani wins Event 22 PLO
Kamal Kumar Sogani

Final Table Results (VND)

  1. Kamal Kumar Sogani – VND 67,900,000
  2. Joel Farris – VND 29,100,000

Korea’s Seo Jeungu Wins Event #21: NLH Single Day For VND 82.67 Million

Korea’s Seo Jeungu ran past the 32-entry field in Event #21: NLH Single Day to win VND 82.67 Million (~$3,532). Vietnam’s Ha Manh Tuong finished runner-up for VND 50.77 Million (~$2,169).

The #2 ranked player in the APT Player of the Series (POS) rankings, Malaysia’s Chang Xiang Guang, was looking to ladder up to the top with a deep run in the event. Unfortunately, he money-bubbled the tournament in seventh place, and busted to a full house over full house setup hand against the eventual winner Jeungu who held to Guang’s on the board.

The top six players earned a share from the VND 217.28 Million (~$9,283) prize pool.

Seo Jeungu Wins Event 21 NLH Single Day
Seo Jeungu

 

Final Table Results (VND)

  1. Seo Jeungu – VND 82,670,000
  2. Ha Manh Tuong – VND 50,770,000
  3. Sean Hwa Teik Chuan – VND 32,970,000
  4. Luong Viet Thai Duong – VND 22,550,000
  5. Nguyen Phuong Ngoc – VND 16,180,000
  6. Nguyen Van Tien – VND 12,140,000

Vietnam’s Pham Song Hau Wins Event #23: Deep Stack Turbo For VND 76 Million

Event #23: Deep Stack Turbo brought in 38 entries, generating a prize pool of VND 221.16 Million (~$9,449). Local player Pham Song Hau was the last player standing and defeated China’s Yuefeng Pan heads-up to win his first APT title and VND 76 Million (~$3,240) in prize money.

Pham Song Hau Wins Event 23 Deep Stack Turbo
Pham Song Hau

Final Table Results (VND)

  1. Pham Song Hau – VND 76,000,000
  2. Yuefeng Pan – VND 48,850,000
  3. Gregory Kuhnast – VND 32,930,000
  4. Ngo Khoa Anh – VND 23,200,000
  5. Nguyen Anh Tuan – VND 17,020,000
  6. Jeon Byeong Cheol – VND 12,960,000
  7. Hoang Nghia Viet – VND 10,200,000

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APT Summer Festival Hanoi: Amit Kaushik Finishes 3rd in Event #19: Super Deep Stack Turbo (₹1.73 Lakhs), Zarvan Tumboli Headlines 13 Indians Advancing From Day 1B in Championships Event

The 2022 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP is two days away from going down the history books, and Team India looks eager to close out the series on a strong note.

Thursday saw another two side events crown champions, while the VND 4 Billion GTD Championships Event ran its second starting flight, Day 1B. Event #18: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo champion Amit Kaushik almost repeated Zarvan Tumboli`s back-to-back feat from last month with his deep run in the very next event, Event #19: Super Deep Stack Turbo. The poker pro from Kurukshetra fell two places short of the title, cashing VND 50.64 Million (~₹1.73 Lakhs) in third place. Deepak Bothra was another Indian giving Kaushik company among the ITM finishers in Event #19. He placed tenth for VND 9.48 Million (~₹32,360), picking up his first-ever APT cash.

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

Vietnam’s Nguyen Tuan Hung championed Event #19: Super Deep Turbo to collect the APT trophy and the VND 109.20 Million (~$4,665) top prize.

Nguyen Tuan Hung
Nguyen Tuan Hung

 

In Event #20: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo, Malaysia’s Chang Xiang Guang overcame a 53-player field to win the title and VND 62.48 Million (~$2,665).

As we publish this report, Day 2 of the Championships Event is well underway. Day 1B brought in 131 players, and 59 of them bagged stacks for Day 2. Vietnam’s Chien Than (414,000) topped the day-end chip counts, with Francis Garson (323,800) and Spartan Poker Team Pro Zarvan Tumboli (323,000) advancing with the subsequent top stacks.

Zarvan Tumboli
Zarvan Tumboli

 

2022 has been a breakout year for Zarvan Tumboli, who has already won four live titles this year – three of them in Vietnam. He got his first break in the BPT High Roller in March. While initially scheduled to visit Las Vegas for the 2022 WSOP, visa issues forced him to change his travel plans to Vietnam instead, and what a godsend it turned out to be. The Mumbai-based poker pro wrote his name in the history books as the first-ever WPT Prime champion after winning the WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event in May and followed it up by taking down two events in last month’s APT Vietnam Hanoi festival.

While Tumboli is third in chips from the Day 1B qualifiers, he is well positioned to chase the title since he is fifth overall among the 87 survivors (including the 28 qualifiers from Day 1A) from the two starting flights combined.

Team India in almost guaranteed at least a few deep runs in the Championships Event as apart from Tumboli, another 12 Indians advanced through Day 1B. The list includes several notable names like PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot (178,400), Alok Birwar (154,300), PokerGuru Ambassadors Ankit Wadhawan (137,700), and Laksh Pal Singh (63,400), Jasven Saigal (57,000), Ankit Jajodia (55,900), Event #16: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo champion Siddarth Singhvi (52,300), APT Vietnam Hanoi Main Event champion Shardul Parthasarathi (47,500), Young Gun Kanchan Sharma (44,200), Deepak Bothra (38,400), Rubin Labroo (36,100), and Sajal Gupta (23,100).

Added to three Indian qualifiers from Day 1A brings the total Indian head count for Day 2 of the Championships Event to 16.

 

Team India Chip Counts For Day 2 of Championships Event

DayPlayerChip Count
Day 1BZarvan Tumboli323,000
Day 1BAshish Munot178,400
Day 1BAlok Birwar154,300
Day 1BAnkit Wadhawan137,700
Day 1BLaksh Pal Singh63,400
Day 1BJasven Saigal57,000
Day 1BAnkit Jajodia55,900
Day 1BSiddarth Singhvi 52,300
Day 1BShardul Parthasarathi47,500
Day 1BKanchan Sharma44,200
Day 1BDeepak Bothra38,400
Day 1BRubin Labroo36,100
Day 1BSajal Gupta23,100
Day 1AAnuj Yadav105,000
Day 1ARitwik Khanna92,000
Day 1AKamal Kumar Sogani 51,800

The Championships Event has already crushed its prize pool guarantee by collecting VND 7 Billion on the back of 209 entries through the first two starting flights. However, with late registrations open through the first three levels on Day 2, the final numbers will be higher.

The APT Player of the Series (POS) race has intensified with the series now on the home stretch. Filipino player Vamerdino Magsakay (895.26 points) continues to lead the rankings and is a safe distance ahead of Event #20: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo champion Chang Xiang Guang (798.79 points). India`s Ankit Kumar Jajodia (716.63 points) rounds out the top three names in the leaderboard rankings.

 

Vietnam’s Chien Than Headlines 59 Survivors on Day 1B of VND 4 Billion GTD Championships Event

Day 1B of the VND 38.50 Million (~$1,640) buy-in Championships Event drew 131 runners, and 59 advanced further. Vietnam’s Chien Than (414,000) bagged the day`s top stack, with France’s Francis Garson (323,800) and India’s Zarvan Tumboli (323,000) in tow.

Tumboli headlines a group of 13 Indians who progressed from Day 1B. This includes PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot (178,400), Alok Birwar (154,300), PokerGuru Ambassadors Ankit Wadhawan (137,700) and Laksh Pal Singh (63,400), Jasven Saigal (57,000), Ankit Jajodia (55,900), Event #16: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo winner Siddarth Singhvi (52,300), APT Vietnam Hanoi Main Event champion, Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (47,500), Young Gun Kanchan Sharma (44,200), Deepak Bothra (38,400), Rubin Labroo (36,100), and Sajal Gupta (23,100).

Counting the Day 1A qualifiers, Young Gun Anuj Yadav (105,000), Rising Star Ritwik Khanna (92,000), and Kamal Kumar Sogani (51,800), a total of 16 Indians have made the cut for Day 2, and more can still enter with late registrations open for the first three levels on Day 2.

Chien Than
Chien Than

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Chien Than – 414,000
  2. Francis Garson – 323,800
  3. Zarvan Tumboli – 323,000
  4. Nang Quang Nguyen – 266,100
  5. Sang – 265,000
  6. Tan Guan Hao – 258,400
  7. Norbert Koh – 249,600
  8. Tuan Tung – 189,800
  9. David Erquiaga – 188,700
  10. Mark Remnant – 186,000

 

Nguyen Tuan Hung Wins Event #19: Super Deep Stack Turbo For VND 109.20 Million

Event #19: Super Deep Stack Turbo attracted 65 entrants, creating a VND 378.30 Million (~$16,130) prize pool. Vietnam’s Nguyen Tuan Hung outlasted them all to capture the VND 109.20 Million (~$4,665) first-place cash prize and the APT trophy after defeating Jaewook Han heads-up. Han collected VND 72.79 Million (~$3,019) in second place.

Two Indians cashed the event. Event #18: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo champion Amit Kaushik almost won back-to-back titles, finishing third for VND 50.60 Million (~₹1.73 Lakhs), while Deepak Bothra cashed VND 9.48 Million (~₹32,360) in 10th place.

The bubble burst after Luong Van Quang dominated an opponent’s pocket nines with his pocket kings. It didn’t take much longer for the field to whittle down to the unofficial eight-handed final table. The elimination of Luong Viet Thai Duong (8th for VND 13.65 Million) and Luong Van Quang (7th for VND 16.75 Million) got the six-handed final table in motion.

 

Final Table Recap

Event #13: High Rollers champion Tran Nam Trung was the first to depart from the final table.

Down to the final five players, a series of all-in showdowns ensued, and one of them led to Quach Chi Cong eliminating Vu Van Lich in fifth place.

Quach Chi Cong had spun into the chip lead but lost two back-to-back pots to Hung to eventually fall out in fourth place.

Hung then sent Event #18: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo winner Amit Kaushik packing in third place. Hung`s hit a straight on the rundown to dominate Kaushik’s .

Hung held a commanding 10-to-1 chip lead over Jaewook Han at the start of the heads-up match and took no time to beat the latter to claim his first APT trophy.

Nguyen Tuan Hung
Nguyen Tuan Hung

 

Final Table Results (VND)

  1. Nguyen Tuan Hung – VND 109,200,000