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Daily Majors: Subhojit Roy, Akanksha Singh, Srihari Bang & Gopal Bajaj Make the Friday Headlines

All signs point toward a blockbuster weekend ahead, with Spartan Poker`s Freedom Celebration Series finale and PokerBaazi`s Baazi Turbo Series being the major attractions!

Subhojit Roy was Friday`s winningest player as he won the biggest guaranteed tournament of the day, Spartan Poker`s FCS #75 High – Friday Celebration, for 5.38 Lakhs – his best-recorded finish of the year (third-best overall). The Millionaire Series November 2021– Highroller runner-up finisher, Roy, chopped the Friday headliner three-way with Shahriyar Oshtori (2nd for 5.09 Lakhs) and Akanksha Singh (3rd for a career-best 4.66 Lakhs).

The online reg ‘alwaysnutz’ (anonymity requested) conquered Adda52’s The Ballers to win 4.73 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with ‘masterravi123’ (2nd for 4.03 Lakhs).

The former IOPC The Millionaire champion Srihari Bang kept his scorecard ticking as he took down PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for the second time for 3.60 Lakhs, scoring his first title victory in almost two months. Jaikishan Jangid collected an equally impressive 3.42 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

The five-time Night Rider winner Abhishek Chaurasia made the victory march in Spartan Poker’s FCS #78 High to win ₹2.11 Lakhs, while Sandeep Bhatnagar came second for ₹1.42 Lakhs.

The upcoming poker pro Gopal Bajaj made an impressive run across the FCS marquees last night, booking two FT finishes for ₹1.96 Lakhs overall. He notably shipped Spartan Poker’s FCS #76 Mid for ₹1.55 Lakhs (his first FCS title) following a three-way deal with ‘AceBoy’ (2nd for ₹1.16 Lakhs) & Ishaan Pandya (3rd for ₹1.18 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador Sanchit Anand (Won FCS #81 Turbo PKO Mid for1.27 Lakhs), Paras Jain (Won FCS #73 DST Mid for 54,413), ‘HowardRoark29’ (Won FCS #79 Mid OFC for 58,300), Vikash Vashisth (Won FCS #77 Low Super Centurion for 37,110), and ‘3VOLV3′ (Won FCS #74 Low 4 Card PLO for 31,920) won the other Freedom Celebration Series titles on Friday.

Shivam Khandelwal came out on top in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT to win ₹1.64 Lakhs. Mohit Mehta locked in ₹1.15 Lakhs in second place, his third time placing runner-up in the 9 PM marquee.

Ajinkya Hire nailed Pocket52’s Hercules for 63,000, relegating ‘OneMoreRaise’ (2nd for 46,500) to a runner-up finish.

Trushal Asrani, Mohak Kapoor, Ravinder Singh, Satyam Surendra, Karan Lochab, Deepak Pipalwa, and Rahul Sengar won the other Friday marquees.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

FCS #75 High – Friday Celebration – 35 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 186

Re-entries – 75

Rebuys – 92

Prize Pool – 35,30,000

Places Paid – 39

Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy added an FCS title to his name last night after toppling the stacked 353-entry field in Spartan Poker’s FCS Day 9 headliner, 35 Lakhs GTD FCS #75 High – Friday Celebration, for 5.38 Lakhs – his best-recorded finish of the year (third-best overall).

Subhojit Roy
Subhojit Roy

 

The Millionaire Series Nov 2021– Highroller runner-up finisher Roy chopped the Friday headliner three-way with Shahriyar ‘Shahri’ Oshtori (2nd for 5.09 Lakhs) and Akanksha ‘HashBrownie’ Singh (3rd for a career-best 4.66 Lakhs).

Akanksha Singh
Akanksha Singh

 

Subhojit Roy’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 78.97 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 37.13 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3 | Annual Winnings: 19.57 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy – 5,37,920*
  2. Shahriyar ‘Shahri’ Oshtori – 5,08,544*
  3. Akanksha ‘HashBrownie’ Singh – 4,66,132*
  4. Rubin ‘OMG_s1mple’ Labroo – 2,77,811
  5. Abhishek ‘TheGrinder’ Garg – 2,17,801
  6. Meshuggee4 – 1,64,851
  7. Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara – 1,21,079
  8. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – 88,956

*denotes a three-way deal

 

FCS #78 High – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,300

Entries – 170

Re-entries – 55

Rebuys – 96

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 31

The five-time Night Rider winner Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Chaurasia made the victory march in Spartan Poker’s 10 Lakhs GTD FCS #78 High, picking up his sixth title of the year and a 2.11 Lakhs payday. Sandeep ‘Aya Sofia’ Bhatnagar placed second for 1.42 Lakhs.

Sandeep Bhatnagar
Sandeep Bhatnagar

 

Abhishek Chaurasia’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 36.08 Lakhs | Title Won in 2022: #6

The FCS #63 Mid 4 Card PLO & FCS #45 Mid Turbo winner Varun ‘buffalosoldier’ Meena FT-ed two FCS marquees yesterday, Friday, netting 1.31 Lakhs overall.

His Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker`s FCS #81 Mid Turbo Bounty for 66,782

> 5th in Spartan Poker`s FCS #78 High for 64,400

Varun Meena’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 1.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 44.07 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5 | Annual Winnings: 71.58 Lakhs.

The 3,300 buy-in tournament registered a marginal 37,000 overlay shortfall on the back of 321 registrations.

Final Table Results

  1. Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Chaurasia – 2,11,500
  2. Sandeep ‘Aya Sofia’ Bhatnagar – 1,42,400
  3. Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve – 1,00,400
  4. sangsss – 81,400
  5. Varun ‘buffalosoldier’ Meena – 64,400
  6. KAKAROT98$ – 48,900
  7. Ronywalker – 35,700
  8. Amit ‘Timaerom’ More – 26,100

 

FCS #76 Mid – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 990

Entries – 698 (425)

Rebuys – 396

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 103

The upcoming poker pro Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj outran the 1,094-entry field in Spartan Poker’s 10 Lakhs GTD FCS #76 Mid, winning his first FCS title for 1.55 Lakhs. A three-way deal ensured ‘AceBoy’ (2nd for 1.16 Lakhs) & Ishaan ‘ip007’ Pandya (3rd for 1.18 Lakhs) locked in the other top payouts.

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj

 

Last month`s ITM #46 Sunday Supersonic winner, Gopal Bajaj, took down the FCS marquees by storm as he also FT-ed the FCS #81 Mid (4th for 37,844), collecting 1.96 Lakhs altogether.

His top Friday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s FCS #76 Mid for 1,54,866

> 4th in Spartan Poker`s FCS #81 Mid for 37,844

Gopal Bajaj’s online stats (Spartan Poker & PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 2.31 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 67.42 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #27 | Annual Winnings: 1.21 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – 1,54,866*
  2. AceBoy – 1,16,399*
  3. Ishaan ‘ip007’ Pandya – 1,18,020*
  4. Anshul ‘bags05’ Bagai – 62,700
  5. Deepesh ‘prince1993’ Raka – 49,900
  6. Melo – 38,300
  7. UNKNOWN – 27,700
  8. Akho ‘Serial Limper’ John Richa – 18,900

*denotes a three-way deal

 

FCS #81 Turbo PKO – Mid – 5.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 138

Re-entries – 42

Rebuys – 73

Regular Prize Pool – 4,23,500

Knockout Prize Pool – 1,26,500

Total Prize Pool – 5,50,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerGuru Ambassador Sanchit ‘devilsanchit’ Anand overcame a 253-player field in Spartan Poker’s 5.50 Lakhs GTD FCS #81 Turbo PKO – Mid to win 1.27 Lakhs.

Sanchit Anand
Sanchit Anand

 

Sanchit Anand’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 62.12 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 15.56 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #19

The two-time FCS title winner, Varun ‘buffalosoldier’ Meena, kept his blistering run going by cashing 66,782 in second place. Meena filled in 1.31 Lakhs in Friday winnings on the back of two FT finishes, which include:

Varun Meena
Varun Meena

 

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s FCS #81 Turbo PKO – Mid for 66,782

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #78 High for 64,400

Varun Meena’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 44.06 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #5

The 2,200 buy-in MTT registered an overlay deficit of ₹44,000, and the top 27 finishers from the 253-player field got paid.

Final Table Results

  1. Sanchit ‘devilsanchit’ Anand – 1,26,768
  2. Varun ‘buffalosoldier’ Meena – 66,782
  3. Vikhyat ‘Super Saiyan’ Ahlawat – 52,406
  4. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – 37,844
  5. Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma – 33,770
  6. sparta357 – 25,746
  7. BlindMan’sBluff – 17,295
  8. ImluckNuts – 14,914

 

FCS #73 DST – Mid – 3.25 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 880

Entries – 205

Re-entries – 71

Rebuys – 125

Prize Pool – 3,25,000

Places Paid – 39

Paras ‘Jhukega nahi $ala’ Jain’s profit graph has started moving north, and he added another 54,413 to his tally after winning Spartan Poker`s 3.25 Lakhs GTD FCS #73 DST – Mid last night (his second FCS title) following an even heads-up chop with ‘HEMAKUNA’ (2nd for 54,071).

Paras Jain
Paras Jain

 

Paras Jain cashed a collective 95,184 yesterday across four deep runs, which include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s FCS #73 DST – Mid for 54,413

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #74 Low 4 Card PLO for 15,882

>11th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #76 Mid for 14,261

> 10th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #81 Mid for 10,628

The 880 buy-in MTT fell a marginal ₹4,200 short of breaking even on its 3.25 Lakhs prize pool guarantee, and the top 39 places made it across the money line.

Final Table Results

  1. Paras ‘Jhukega nahi $ala’ Jain – 54,413*
  2. HEMAKUNA – 54,071*
  3. Naman ‘Nammy09’ Puri – 31,688
  4. SAMA00 – 25,578
  5. Win2Win – 20,053
  6. WhatIffGawd – 15,178
  7. Archit ‘Archit789’ Saraogi – 11,147
  8. Saurabh ‘spidy02’ Ramankumar Chopra – 8,190

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

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

> Day 1B – Entries: 145 | Re-entries: 26 | Rebuys: 71 | Survivors: 35 | Chip Leader: Srihari ‘bangbang99’ Bang (164,448)

> Combined: Entries: 286 | Re-entries: 43 | Rebuys: 141 | Survivors: 64 | Overall Chip Leader: Sukriti ‘Emma Raducanu’ Dembla (200,786)

 

10 Lakhs GTD FCS Low Main Event – Day 1A, 1B & 1C

> Day 1A – Entries: 143 | Re-entries: 23 | Rebuys: 83 | Survivors: 27 | Chip Leader: Harpreet ‘AZA16’ Gurditta (196,695)

> Day 1B – Entries: 156 | Re-entries: 21 | Rebuys: 80 | Survivors: 23 | Chip Leader: ‘Masam’ (353,221)

> Day 1C – Entries: 136 | Re-entries: 21 | Rebuys: 89 | Survivors: 23 | Chip Leader: ‘jits12’ (209,424)

> Combined: Entries: 435 | Re-entries: 65 | Rebuys: 252 | Survivors: 73 | Overall Chip Leader: ‘Madsam’ (353,221)

‘HowardRoark29’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD FCS #79 – Mid – OFC for 58,300), Vikash ‘Waghle007’ Vashisth (Won 3 Lakhs GTD FCS #77 – Low – Super Centurion for 37,110), ‘3VOLV3’ (Won 2 Lakhs GTD FCS #74 – Low – 4 Card PLO for 31,920) won the other Freedom Celebration Series titles on Friday.

 

FCS Leaderboard Standings After Day 9

With just two days left for the inaugural FCS to wind up, Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (2,403 TLB points) continues to headline the ₹10 Lakhs-added FCS High leaderboard. Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve (2,382 TLB points), who finished third in both the FCS #69 – High Roller on Thursday and the FCS #78 High on Friday, has jumped to the #2 rank, while Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora (2,110 TLB points) slipping to #3.

The top-order on the ₹6 Lakhs-added FCS Leaderboard remained unchanged, with Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag (5,204 TLB points), ‘BlindMan’sBluff’ (4,885 TLB points), and Paras ‘Jhukega nahi sala’ Jain (4,715 TLB points) leading the charge.

The users ‘newsharkintown’ (3,373 TLB points) and ‘Mndka2.0’ (3,139 TLB points) retained the top two spots in the ₹4 Lakhs-added FCS Leaderboard, while Shiv ‘cheekychugh’ Chugh (3,013 TLB points) stormed into the top three yesterday.

 

PokerBaazi

The Weekly HighRoller – ₹12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 97

Re-entries – 61

Prize Pool – ₹15,80,000

Places Paid – 18

Srihari ‘bangbang999’ Bang has been in sublime form these last two days. The 2019 July IOPC The Millionaire champion finished fourth in Spartan Poker’s FCS #69 High Roller on Thursday and made another splendid run last night, topping the 158-player field in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller to win the Friday title for the second time for ₹3.60 Lakhs, ending an almost two-month-long title drought. Jaikishanroyalking7424Jangid made away with an equally impressive ₹3.42 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Srihari Bang
Srihari Bang

 

Bang bagged the chip lead on Day 1B of the FCS Main Event yesterday while cashing another three events for ₹4.08 Lakhs altogether.

His Friday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹3.50 Lakhs

> 27th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #75 High Friday Celebration for ₹26,118

> 23rd in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹17,549

> Bagged the Day 1B chip lead in Spartan Poker`s FCS High – Main Event

Srihari Bang’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.77 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.85 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Final Table Results

  1. Srihari ‘bangbang999’ Bang – 3,49,576*
  2. Jaikishan ‘royalking7424’ Jangid – 3,42,148*
  3. MeenakshiSundareshwar – 1,83,280
  4. Sandeep Singh ‘King19’ Kohli – 1,35,722
  5. Anirudh ‘flash1’ Reddy – 1,01,752
  6. Siddhanth ‘Bullzeye’ Kapoor – 81,370

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 305

Re-entries – 257

Prize Pool – ₹8,43,000

Places Paid – 63

Shivam ‘skshivam43’ Khandelwal came out on top of a 562-player field in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT to win ₹1.64 Lakhs. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta secured a runner-up payday of ₹1.15 Lakhs, his third time finishing second in the 9 PM marquee.

Mohit Mehta cashed another two events for a total Friday take-home worth ₹1.97 Lakhs.

Mohit Mehta
Mohit Mehta

 

His top Friday scores include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1.15 Lakhs

> 6th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹81,840

Mohit Mehta’s online stats (except PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.28 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.22 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #14 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.45 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Shivam ‘skshivam43’ Khandelwal – 1,63,795
  2. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – 1,14,817
  3. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – 73,847
  4. Vivek ‘betraise’ Parmar – 54,626
  5. Pokerbrat801 – 40,970
  6. Clinton ‘clintontavares’ Tavares – 32,877
  7. Utkarsh ‘Sam20542’ Srivastava – 27,398

 

Afternoon BOOST – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 141

Re-entries – 124

Prize Pool – ₹5,30,000

Places Paid – 53

PokerBaazi user Trushal ‘ILLUMINATI’ Asrani triumphed over the 265-strong field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Afternoon BOOST, taking it down for ₹84,323. Zeshan Hamza ‘Deez49’ Koya added ₹62,063 to their PokerBaazi wallet for finishing runner-up.

Trushal Ansari`s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹15.58 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹94,347

Final Table Results

  1. Trushal ‘ILLUMINATI’ Asrani – 84,323
  2. Zeshan Hamza ‘Deez49’ Koya – 62,063
  3. Ravi Kant ‘ravi250294’ Kumar – 48,177
  4. Harshit ‘Gotiyaa’ Swaika – 35,775
  5. The Old Lady – 25,281
  6. mahakal3329 – 17,914
  7. Himanshu ‘hdwivedi3’ Dwivedi – 14,628
  8. Arun ‘Devillll27’ Thakur – 11,925

 

vinay25isk’ (Won ₹3 Lakh GTD Holdem BOOST for ₹50,530), Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor (Won ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Boost for ₹47,830), Ravinder Ravikirti’ Singh (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Hyper Sprint for ₹44,810), Satyam ‘queenilicious’ Surendra (Won ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Daily Night SPRINT for ₹42,110), ‘trpt1992’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD SPRINT for ₹31,100), ‘jackk07’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Evening SPRINT for ₹26,440), Deepak ‘Deep2607’ Pipalwa (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT for ₹25,960), Rahul GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO Boost Monster for ₹19,060), ‘Raghavrathi77’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Baazi Super Value for ₹10,510), and ‘harharm’ (Won ₹40K GTD PLO Daily for ₹9,900) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

Pocket52

Hercules – 3 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,500

Entries – 102

Re-entries – 59

Prize Pool – 3,00,000

Places Paid – 24

Ajinkya ‘Yudhishthira’ Hire conquered Pocket52’s Friday marquee, ₹3 Lakhs GTD Hercules, to collect ₹63,000 in first-place prize money. The user ‘OneMoreRaise’ banked ₹46,500 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. Ajinkya ‘Yudhishthira’ Hire – 63,000
  2. OneMoreRaise – 46,500
  3. lucky_bhai – 34,500
  4. Idries – 24,000
  5. Pankhi806 – 18,000
  6. Gizopy – 13,500

 

 

Pocket Queens – 2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,250

Entries – 80

Re-entries – 46

Prize Pool – 2,00,000

Places Paid – 19

Pocket52 network user ‘Naruto1234’ topped the 126-player field in the 2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Queens, collecting 46,000 for the win. ‘Catfish’ took home 33,000 in second place.

Final Table Results

  1. Naruto1234 – 46,000
  2. Catfish – 33,000
  3. Monu12121 – 24,000
  4. killer001 – 18,000
  5. ADHEERA333 – 14,000
  6. BajranG1111 – 10,000

 

‘kingthinosc’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Pocket Lunch for 24,656), ‘jaimahakaal’ (Won 60K GTD Snacks for 13,581), and ‘GuruBhai’ (Won 50K GTD Dessert for 11,721) won the other Pocket52 marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Uppercut – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 131

Re-entries – 107

Regular Prize Pool – 2,62,000

Bounty Prize Pool – 2,38,000

Total Prize Pool – 5,00,000

Places Paid – 24

The mystery user ‘kutkut3’ scored a thumping victory in PokerStars India’s 5 Lakhs GTD Uppercut, winning the Friday title for 1.07 Lakhs. Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda was chasing his first Uppercut title and had to settle for a payday worth 48,345 in second place.

Piyush Nanda
Piyush Nanda

 

The four-time Ultrasonic champion, Nanda, lapped up over 67,210 in Friday winnings across two final table finishes, which include:

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Uppercut for 48,345

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Uppercut Mini for 18,865

Piyush Nanda’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 65.13 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 22.80 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #19

Ashit Sharma went on a rampage last night, making four final table finishes for a collective 1.53 Lakhs, bringing him on the edge of crossing 4 Crores in lifetime winnings.

His top Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in Adda52’s Friday Bounty for 69,608

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Uppercut for 33,925

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #81 Mid for 33,770

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s Holdem BOOST for 15,328

Ashit Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.99 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.09 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #19

The 2,200 buy-in MTT logged in 238 entrants to leave an overlay deficit of 24,000, and the top 24 places boarded the money bus.

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. kutkut3 – 1,07,149*
  2. Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda – 48,345
  3. Ashit ‘Cringing’ Sharma – 33,925
  4. Siddharth ‘siddonuts’ Pandey – 28,988
  5. Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar – 31,296
  6. Anmol ‘freak_weird0’ Agarwal – 22,705
  7. Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta – 19,899

 

‘vjTILTing’ (Won 1.75 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini for 42,204), ’nikunjg02’ (Won 1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for 22,607), and ‘prithvirajpalta’ (Won 50K Deepstack for 12,234), won the other Friday marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

The Ballers – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 163

Re-entries – 157

Prize Pool – ₹21,82,399

Places Paid – 34

Adda52’s Friday headliner, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD The Ballers, had 320 hopefuls vying for a share of the guarantee-crushing ₹21.82 Lakhs prize pool. Online reg ‘alwaysnutz’ (anonymity requested) was the last player standing and made away with the lion`s share of the prize money worth ₹4.73 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with ‘masterravi123’ (2nd for ₹4.03 Lakhs).

alwaysnutz’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: ₹15.78 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹27.42 Lakhs | Titles Wins: #19 | Final Table Finishes: #107

Circuit reg Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall locked in ₹2.60 Lakhs in Friday winnings on the back of three deep runs, which include:

Goonjan Mall
Goonjan Mall

 

> 4th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹1,82,230

> 7th in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹67,624

> 24th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #78 High for ₹9,800

Goonjan Mall’s online stats: Lifetime Profits: ₹9.98 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.61 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4 | Annual Winnings: ₹1.28 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹16.95 Lakhs

Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta picked up two ITM finishes and one bounty, rounding up almost ₹2 Lakhs in Friday earnings.

Mohit Mehta
Mohit Mehta

 

His Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) SPRINT for ₹1,14,817

> 6th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹81,840

Mohit Mehta’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.3 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.23 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #14

Final Table Results

  1. alwaysnutz – ₹4,72,805*
  2. masterravi123 – ₹4,03,429*
  3. meat123 – ₹2,40,064
  4. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹1,82,230
  5. Baxtere – ₹1,25,488
  6. Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta – ₹81,840

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Friday Bounty – ₹4 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,560

Entries – 118

Re-entries – 105

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,70,880

Regular Prize Pool – ₹3,03,280

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,67,600

Places Paid – 24

In less than a week of signing up on Adda52, the user ‘8X7X5X3X0X’ won a marquee title, topping the 223-entry field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Friday Bounty to win ₹1.18 Lakhs (₹34,326 in bounties).

8X7X5X3X0X’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: ₹1.34 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹1.13 Lakhs | Title Wins: #5 | Final Table Finishes: #7

Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma went on a tear last night. Even though he couldn`t win any titles, the MTT reg made an explosive four FT finishes for 1.53 Lakhs in total winnings.

Ashit Sharma
Ashit Sharma

 

His Friday finishes include:

> 2nd in Adda52’s Friday Bounty for 69,608

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Uppercut for 33,925

> 5th in Spartan Poker’s FCS #81 Mid Turbo Bounty for 33,770

> 5th in PokerBaazi’s Holdem BOOST for 15,328

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. 8X7X5X3X0X – ₹1,17,576
  2. Ashit ‘nexus010’ Sharma – ₹69,608
  3. RamaRDa – ₹57,773
  4. Zahariah – ₹33,085
  5. ashish9926 – ₹20,391
  6. Rajat ‘rajatnara’ Kumar – ₹13,789
  7. Ronako – ₹17,846
  8. Sreeprakaash ‘fitzmagic’ Seetharaman – ₹18,426

 

Karan ‘karan880’ Lochab (Won ₹1.20 Lakhs GTD Afternoon Adda for ₹33,360), and ‘b787’ (Won ₹40K GTD Sundown Adda for ₹10,728) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

Khelo365

The user ‘Comrade55’ fired four bullets in Khelo365’s 30K GTD Prime Time PLO before taking down the tournament for 10,500. ‘jeyguru’ finished runner-up for 6,600.

 

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Daily Majors: Mohit Mehta, Mithun Mahesh, Vaibhav Sharma, Suresh Kolli & Siddharth Karia Champion the Tuesday Flagships

It`s still early in the week, but the online action looks nothing short of the weekend mayhem with Spartan Poker`s ‘Winter Celebration Series’ and Adda52`s ‘Series of Legends’ adding more punch to the regular flagships running on other platforms!

Mohit Mehta was Tuesday`s breakout winner and earned that distinction for winning SOL’s The Courageous Arjan for ₹4.49 Lakhs. Online reg Juli Kumari placed runner-up for ₹2.66 Lakhs. In fact, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha, after whom the event was named, cashed ₹13,760 in 23rd place!

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh scored a thumping victory in Spartan Poker`s WCS#54 – Mega Stack for ₹4.05 Lakhs, picking up his 20th title this year! Aditya Chaudhary came second for ₹2.55 Lakhs.

Vaibhav Sharma made the Tuesday headlines for winning PokerBaazi’s The Endeavour for an impressive fifth time last night for ₹2.70 Lakhs. Pankaj Sharma cashed ₹1.89 Lakhs in second place.

PokerStars India reg Suresh Kolli shipped the Bounty Builder HR for ₹2.30 Lakhs, with Sunday`s WCS Mid-Main Event champion Sanish Chhabra taking second place for ₹1.42 Lakhs.

Young Gun Siddharth Karia championed Spartan Poker`s WCS #56 – The Race for ₹1.66 Lakhs.

Subhojit Roy, Abhishek Sonu, Rakshit Vedh, Neeraj Kumar, and Partho Datta were the other prominent winners of the day.

Here are the Tuesday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The biggest draw on Day 7 of Spartan Poker`s Winter Celebration Series, the ₹18 Lakhs GTD WCS #54 – Mega Stack, logged in 699 entrants, and with each of them ponying up ₹3,300 to enter, the top 63 places got a share from the ₹20.97 Lakhs prize pool. PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘Zima Blue’ Mahesh was the last player standing and won ₹4.05 Lakhs, posting his 20th title victory of the year, with Aditya ‘S1ckB3at’ Chaudhary placing runner-up for ₹2.55 Lakhs.

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh

 

Mithun Mahesh`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.79 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.02 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹3.04 Crores | Ranked #7 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

Like the Mega Stack, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD WCS#56 – The Race also obliterated its advertised guarantee by ₹86,000. The ₹2,200 buy-in event signed up 393 hopefuls, and the top 31 places boarded the money bus. Outlasting them all was the FTS 2.0 Main Event champion, Young Gun Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia, who came out on top to win ₹1.66 Lakhs. ‘chacha chaudhary’ finished runner-up for ₹1.11 Lakhs.

Siddharth Karia
Siddharth Karia

 

Siddharth Karia`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.23 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹90.64 Lakhs

The user ‘PokerQueen1911’ topped the 425-player field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD WCS #57 to win ₹85,213, with ‘LaCatedral’ collecting ₹56,653 for their runner-up finish.

Subhojit subhojitR Roy (Won WCS #51 – Monster Stack ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹67,213), Sanju0101 (Won WCS #53 ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,150), ziro_nerve(Won Night Rider – Deepstack ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,496), ameya7777 (Won WCS #55 ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,725), and ‘Aladdin1’ (Won WCS #50 – ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹29,680) won the other Spartan Poker marquees!

Day 6 saw Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna capturing the top spot of the WCS Featured Leaderboard with 1,939 points, followed by the #1 ranked player of the year, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (2nd with 1,745 points) and PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha (3rd with 1,575 points).

WCS Featured Leaderboard Standings After Day 6

RankPlayerPoints
1Ritwik 'Fisherman1997' Khanna1,939
2Gaurav 'mozzie17' Sood1,745
3Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha1,575
4Nitin 'Demogorgon' Arora1,513
5Mithun 'Zima Blue' Mahesh1,503
6NoConnection1,497
7Mohit thejoker' Mehta1,487
8Shardul 'Caribbean Flex' Parthasarathi1,361
9d@@kudaddy1,291
10Yash 'Babyshark10' Chitre1,181

 

PokerBaazi

Last week`s Godfather champion, Vaibhav ‘WakhraSwagNi’ Sharma, overcame a guarantee-crushing 267-entry field in PokerBaazi’s Tuesday showstopper, the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Endeavour, winning the event for an impressive fifth title last night for ₹2.70 Lakhs. Pankaj ‘Jmdpanku’ Sharma finished runner-up for ₹1.89 Lakhs.

Vaibhav Sharma
Vaibhav Sharma

 

Vaibhav Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.32 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.59 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.59 Crores | Titles Won in 2021: #14

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD (6-Max) SPRINT registered 211 participants, collecting a ₹4.22 Lakhs prize pool. The event ran from 9 PM to 1:52 AM, and the mystery user ‘stonedurr’ eventually came out on top to collect ₹1.02 Lakhs payday.

‘stonedurr’’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹13.24 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹3.20 Lakhs

Abhishek ‘chipndchair’ Sonu (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹49,020), ‘Vivek769’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹47,810), the #3 ranked player on the annual TLB leaderboard standings Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (Won PLO5 BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹36,820), and ‘chirag1227’ (Won 5-max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹9,936), shipped the other Tuesday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s Tuesday night extravaganza, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Bounty Builder, registered an entry field of 132 runners, filling in ₹76,000 in overlays. The 8 PM bounty event ended at 3:41 AM, with Suresh ‘Wabi-$abi’ Kolli walking away with the title and a ₹2.30 Lakhs payday (includes ₹1.17 Lakhs in bounties). The former The Millionaire champion Sanish ‘sneakysani’ Chhabra settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹1.42 Lakhs (includes ₹54,633 in bounties).

Suresh Kolli
Suresh Kolli

 

Last night`s win ended an over two-month-long title drought for Suresh Kolli. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.90 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹51.06 Lakhs

The other bounty attraction, the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Uppercut Mini, filled in a nominal ₹13,750 after 149 participants signed up for ₹1,375. Rakshit ‘4betshov’ Vedh was the last player standing and won ₹34,937 (includes ₹15,674 in bounties). Harshit ‘arora17’ Arora finished runner-up for ₹26,675 (includes ₹7,412 in bounties).

Rakshit Vedh’s online stats (Adda52 & PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹27.96 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹13.25 Lakhs

‘IamD1992’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹29,456), Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹13,017), ‘sanam bewfa9351’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,622), ‘MoonMagic1998’ (Won Omania ₹30K GTD for ₹10,137), and ‘Thinktank299’ (Won Prime Time Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹9,848) shipped the other Tuesday marquees.

 

Adda52

Day 2 of Adda52’s brand-new ₹2.60 Crores GTD “Series of Legends” (SOL) was headlined by the ₹16 Lakhs GTD The Courageous Arjan. The ₹4,500 buy-in event saw 453 runners joining the action, making for a guarantee-crushing ₹18.35 Lakhs prize pool. The former Mega Suits winner, Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta, cut his way across the competition to win the title for ₹4.49 Lakhs. Adda52 reg Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari settled for a runner-up finish worth ₹2.66 Lakhs in prize money.

Mohit Mehta
Mohit Mehta

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh Chadha, after whom the event was named, cashed ₹13,760 in 23rd place.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha
Arjanveer Singh Chadha

 

Mohit Mehta also cashed WCS #54 – Mega Stack, rounding up ₹4.59 Lakhs in Tuesday earnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹78.89 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹1.92 Crores

The Courageous Arjan runner-up finisher Juli Kumari placed third in Bounty Adda for ₹6,598, adding ₹2.73 Lakhs to her Tuesday tally!

The other SOL headliner, the multi-flight ₹1 Crore GTD Patni Millionaire, drew 190 entries on Day 1B, and only 20 survived through to Day 2. Former Millionaire champions Rajat ‘Oshoswami’ Sharma (270,434) and Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava (257,983) topped the advancing field with Peyush ‘R9CKY’ Jain (225,801) rounding out the top three stacks of the day. Adding the 127 entries from Day 1A, the ₹5,500 buy-in event has filled in a total of 317 entries with another six flights to run before the Day 2 finale on December 19 (10 PM).

Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma

 

bopin’ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹39,000), ‘Denny18’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹33,554), ‘OpBhai123’ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹18,336), Prabhat Kiran ‘nagarbhavininja’ Mukherjea (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹15,697), ‘rehsz’ (Won Morning Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹14,771) and Mohit Kumar ‘Betoo’ Singh (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹10,208) shipped the other Tuesday marquees on Adda52.

 

Khelo365

Khelo365 user NirajBhaI overcame the 73-player field in the site`s ₹20K GTD Under The Gun PLO to win ₹10,950 last night. LegendGamer came second for ₹6,570.

 

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This Week in Poker: November 24 – 30

In the PokerGuru feature ‘This Week in Poker,’ we bring you the weekly roundup of the most significant online scores by Indian MTT players and the top stories from both the live and online poker circuit. Here are this week’s top stories!

With the 2021 WSOP now in the rear-view mirror, the week`s headlines were primarily the breakout MTT winners! And wrapping up November in grand fashion was Young Gun Anuj Yadav! The 25-year-old poker phenom created history on Sunday by taking down Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series #24 – The Millionaire for a personal-best ₹28.92 Lakhs (cumulatively), becoming the first player to win The Millionaire title thrice. But that’s not all. The reclusive poker pro also shipped PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller for ₹2.55 Lakhs, netting ₹31.77 Lakhs in one session! Needless to say, Anuj Yadav is our “PokerGuru Star of the Week!”

Arun Sriram, Harshit Sanghi, Bhushan Sohani, Subhojt Roy, PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan, Pranav Khandalkar, Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram, Amar Mehta, and Naman Puri banked the other massive scores this week!

While Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire Series 3.0 kept the MTT action buzzing last week, the virtual felts are likely to witness a dull phase for most of December! However, the New Year promises to start with a bang with PokerBaazi`s all-new “PokerBaazi Classics!” The eight-day series is slotted from January 2 to 9 and comprises some of the most popular PokerBaazi flagships like The MoneyMaker and The Game Changer – guaranteeing a whopping ₹5 Crores across nine events!

But while there is still over a month for the “PokerBaazi Classics” to make its debut run, poker players should check out the MTT schedule on MPL Poker. The poker-arm of the fantasy giant MPL has made aggressive strides (especially in MTTs) in the last few weeks and is guaranteeing ₹45 Lakhs across all MTTs running on the site this week!

Speaking of India`s biggest gaming company, Dream Sports, the parent company of Dream11, closed an $840 Million (~₹6,252.2 Crore) funding round on November 24. The round was led by marquee investors like Falcon Edge, DST Global, D1 Capital Redbird Capital, and New York-based Tiger Global and hiked the company’s valuation to an astronomical $8 Billion.

Coming to the legal battle over the online gaming ban in Karnataka, the High Court held another on Tuesday. Advocate General Prabhulinga K Navadgi defended the government’s decision and the amended Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act 2021.

Moving on to the international sphere, the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Czech Republic has created some panic, with EPT Prague and several other scheduled events either getting postponed or canceled. The 2021 WSOP Europe, however, is still running uninterrupted, although the 10 PM curfew imposed by the government prompted changes in the start and end times of a few events. Seven bracelets were awarded through the week, with Samuel Stranak (Event #4: €2K Pot-Limit Omaha), Emil Bise (Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event), Edmond Jahjaga (Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold’em), Antoine Vranken (Event #6: €1,650 PLO/NLHE Mixed), Maximilian Klostermeier (Event #7: €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha), Julien Martini (Event #8: €2,500 Short Deck Hold’em) and Sergiu Covrig (Event #9: €1,100 NLHE Bounty Hunter) bagging the prestigious gold hardware!

 

Online Railbird Report

Young Gun Anuj Yadav created history on Sunday when he won Spartan Poker`s Millionaire Series #24 – The Millionaire, becoming the first player to win The Millionaire title thrice. Yadav had brought two top stacks from Day 1A and Day 1B in The Millionaire and cashed through both, adding a personal-best ₹28.92 Lakhs cumulatively! He chopped the title heads-up with Arun Sriram.

What makes this feat even more commendable is that less than 30 minutes before winning The Millionaire, Yadav took down the Sunday Highroller on PokerStars India for ₹2.55 Lakhs. Rounding up a whopping ₹31.77 Lakhs to his Sunday tally, Yadav added a ginormous ₹37.42 Lakhs this past week, making him the obvious choice for the “PokerGuru Star of the Week” title.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

His top finishes include:

> 1st in the Millionaire Series #24 – The Millionaire for ₹29.21 Lakhs (includes 64th place payout)

> 1st in the Sunday Highroller for ₹2.56 Lakhs

> 3rd in the Millionaire #20 – Millionaire United for ₹3.70 Lakhs

Arun Sriram entered The Millionaire #24 – The Millionaire with the Grinders #27 Highroller title under his belt and chopped the title heads-up with Anuj Yadav for a whopping ₹27.31 Lakhs! Sriram lapped up ₹33.09 Lakhs through the week!

Arun Sriram
Arun Sriram

 

His top finishes include:

> 2nd in the Millionaire Series #24 – The Millionaire for ₹27.31 Lakhs

> 1st in Grinders #27 Highroller for ₹1.57 Lakhs

> 3rd in Sunday Showdown for ₹1.07 Lakhs

The first-ever IOPC – The Crown and two-time The Big Deal champion, Harshit Sanghi, raked in ₹18.82 Lakhs in the last seven days. The 25-year-old poker reg from Kanpur chopped the Millionaire Series #13 Monster Stack with Amar Mehta for ₹9.16 Lakhs. His other standout score was his fourth-place finish in The Millionaire Series #24 – The Millionaire for ₹8.62 Lakhs.

Harshit Sanghi
Harshit Sanghi

 

Bhushan Sohani lapped up an impressive ₹17.69 Lakhs this past week. He won The Millionaire Series #18 – The Elite for ₹10.85 Lakhs, and FT-ed two other The Millionaire Series flagships to champion the series’ leaderboard for an additional ₹2.40 Lakhs!

Bhushan Sohani
Bhushan Sohani

 

His top finishes include:

> 1st in Millionaire Series #18 – The Elite for ₹10.85 Lakhs

> 4th in Millionaire Series #16 – High Roller for ₹4.67 Lakhs

> 2nd in Millionaire Series #19 for ₹1.30 Lakhs

Subhojt Roy came within striking distance of taking down the Millionaire Series #16 – High Roller but lost the heads-up battle to mystery player “Zeusneverlose.” The runner-up finish fetched Roy ₹13.66 Lakhs, forming the bulk of the ₹14.33 Lakhs he added through the week!

Subhojit Roy
Subhojit Roy

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (₹12.15 Lakhs), Pranav Khandalkar (₹11.46 Lakhs), Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram (₹10.09 Lakhs), Amar Mehta (9.72 Lakhs), and Naman Puri (₹9.28 Lakhs) were the top scorers of the week!

Notable Winners of the Week

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Anuj Yadav₹28.92 LakhsMillionaire Series#24 – The Millionaire ₹1.50 Crores GTDSpartan Poker
“Zeusneverlose”₹15.05 LakhsMillionaire Series#16 – High Roller (6-Max – 1st Place ₹10 Lakhs GTD) ₹65 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Bhushan Sohani₹10.90 LakhsMillionaire Series#18 – The Elite (6-Max – 1st Place ₹10 Lakhs GTD) ₹50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Harshit Sanghi₹9.16 LakhsMillionaire Series#13 – Monster Stack ₹40 Lakhs GTD (1st Place ₹10 Lakhs GTD)Spartan Poker
Aman Parakh₹7.92 LakhsMillionaire Series#22 – Deepstack (1st Place ₹10 Lakhs GTD) ₹45 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Vishal ‘vishalkumar1270’ Kumar₹6.12 LakhsMega Suits ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Ayush ‘thesetminer’ Arora₹5.99 LakhsAdda52 Millions ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Gokul Raj₹5.76 LakhsThe Ballers ₹22.50 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Ankit Bajaj₹5.41 LakhsGodfather ₹25 Lakhs GTDAdda52
geans89₹4.41 LakhsBSS SuperStack ₹20 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
“Peacelover”₹3.90 LakhsMaverick ₹15 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sanish Chhabra₹3.49 LakhsMega Stack – Millionaire Bubble ₹15 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Dhiraj Lakhotia₹3.40 LakhsThe Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Vaibhav 'WakhraSwagNi' Sharma₹3.25 LakhsThe Weekly HighRoller ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Gokul Raj₹3.20 LakhsSunday Special -PKO ₹15 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Harsh Dembla₹2.87 LakhsSuper Highroller ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Sanket Banerjee₹2.63 LakhsThe Mint ₹14 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Anuj Yadav₹2.56 LakhsSunday Highroller ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Devrat Singh₹2.54 LakhsThe Endeavour ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Rubin Labroo₹2.50 LakhsBounty Builder HR ₹10 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
“Jp19”₹2.40 LakhsThe Pride ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
“Shashank14”₹1.98 LakhsIron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Laksh Pal Singh₹1.94 LakhsHighroller ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS₹1.90 LakhsSunday Showdown ₹10 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sanchit Anand₹1.73 LakhsMillionaire Series#25 – ₹9 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
'Temple of RNGod'₹1.60 LakhsMillionaire Series – D’Lite ₹10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
“TM20”₹1.60 LakhsReCharge - ₹8 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Arun 'vazharmorghulis' Sriram₹1.57 LakhsGrinders#27 Highroller ₹6 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Jaya Bharathkumar Prajapati₹1.53 LakhsMillionaire Series#19 - ₹9 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Rahul Lal₹1.42 LakhsMillionaire Series#17 - ₹9 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Kuldeep Kumar₹1.39 LakhsThe Big Show ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Utsav Taneja₹1.37 LakhsMonster Turbo ₹5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Karan 'karangogi' Malhotra₹1.25 LakhsGrinders#40 Main Event ₹6 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Yogesh 'pokerbrat0118' Choudhary₹1.24 LakhsBSS MonsterStack 6-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Arjun Bharadwaj₹1.22 LakhsBattle Royale [7-Max] ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Anmol Mehta₹1.21 LakhsThe Race ₹5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Pranav Khandalkar₹1.17 LakhsFriday Bounty ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Abhishek Chhajer₹1.10 LakhsLa Luna ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Tanmay Benara₹1.10 LakhsDaily Sprint 6-Max ₹4 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Amar Iyer₹1.01 LakhsMillionaire Series#12 - ₹7 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Siddharth Karia₹1 LakhMillionaire Series#14 - ₹8.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Shashank Shandilya₹1 Lakh₹10 Mein 10 Lakhpati ₹10 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Karan Radia₹99KNight on Stars ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Parth Budhraja₹90KDeepstack - ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Rehmat Singh Walia₹88KMillionaire Series#15 - ₹4 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
“Oshuri” - ₹85KVoyager ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Aditya Singh₹78KVoyager ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
munna1967₹47,008Daily Night Sprint ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
'tingting'₹43,970BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
'aikansh98'₹42,916Grinders#28 6-Max Holdem Boost ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
'7jerry7'₹40,958BSS Night Sprint ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Naresh Kumar₹34,268Afternoon Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Murali Mohan₹30,941Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTDAdda52
'5AA5'₹30,161Grinders#29 PLO Boost ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
sevenpockets₹26,800Daily Afternoon Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Prashant 'prashant031' Pandagre₹24,754Grinders#39 6-Max ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Vivek 'viveksnmc10' Pal₹24,664Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
'ankitbawa'₹23,863BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Tarsh 'Ceepee' Mehrotra₹22,565BSS Afternoon Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
‘TT52’₹21,600Punch ₹80K GTDAdda52
Vivek 'viveksnmc10' Pal₹21,155Sprint ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Rafiq 'Mrkhan' Khan₹12,162Grinders#30 PKO ₹60K GTDPokerBaazi
yogeshchhabra99₹12,018Grinders#38 ₹60K GTDPokerBaazi
Vishal Singh₹11,874Sundown Adda ₹50K GTDAdda52
'gerrard09'₹11,820PLO Daily ₹40K GTDPokerBaazi
‘Ronima1978’₹9,988Evening Adda ₹50K GTDAdda52
'thereallokimon'₹9,758Grinders#42 Turbo ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
'DaHodler'₹8,908Daily 5-Max ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
'Ganesh24'₹7,437Grinders#26 ₹60K GTDPokerBaazi
'einstein7'₹5,895Grinders#25 6-Max ₹30K GTDPokerBaazi
imtiaz7862₹1,907Grinders#37 ₹10K GTDPokerBaazi

 

PokerBaazi Announces ₹5 Crore GTD PokerBaazi Classics (January 2 9)

PokerBaazi is gearing towards ushering the New Year on a high with its all-new “PokerBaazi Classics!” The eight-day-long series runs from January 2 to 9 and will bring some of the site`s most popular flagships like The MoneyMaker and The Game Changer together for the first time, guaranteeing a mouth-watering ₹5 Crores across nine MTT attractions.

PokerBaazi Classics
PokerBaazi Classics

 

Read the complete report here

 

MPL Poker Now Offers ₹45 Lakhs GTD in MTTs (November 29 December 4)

MPL Poker has steadily upped its tournament offerings in recent weeks. Last week, the brand announced weekly flagships guaranteeing ₹40 Lakhs. Following the robust response, MPL Poker has upped the stakes to ₹45 Lakhs this week (November 29 to December 4).

 

Karnataka Advocate-General Submits Strong Arguments Defending Govt Ban on Online Gaming

On Tuesday, the Karnataka High Court conducted another hearing of the petitions filed by several gaming sector components against the government’s ban on online gaming. Making his submissions before the special Divisional Bench, Advocate General

Prabhulinga K Navadgi strongly defended the government`s rationale behind the ban and the amendments made to the Karnataka Police Act 2021.

Citing online gaming to be a menace than alcohol, the AG emphasized the new amendment to be social legislation imposed to prohibit activities injurious to public health and order. Navadgi also stressed that regulating online gaming is a gigantic task. Since the submissions were incomplete, the hearing was adjourned to Wednesday.

Read the complete report here

 

20121 WSOP Europe

The race to win bracelets did not end with the 2021 WSOP, with WSOP Europe kicking off at the King`s Resort in Rozvadov on November 19! The 15-event series has already awarded nine bracelets, and even with a COVID-19 scare in the country, the series has been largely unaffected. However, the schedule had to be changed to accommodate the government-imposed 10 PM curfew.

Switzerland’s Emil Bise has been the biggest winner at the series (so far), banking €276357 (~$312,994).

Emil Bise
Emil Bise

 

His prominent scores include:

> 1st in Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event for €250,175 (includes a €10,350 WSOPE Main Event ticket)

> 3rd in Event #8: €2,500 Short Deck Hold’em for €26,182.

The other bracelet winners of the week were:

PlayerEventPrize Money (EURO)
Emil BiseEvent #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event€250,175
Maximilian KlostermeierEvent #7: €5,000 PLO€204,100
Edmond JahjagaEvent #5: €550 NLHE€147,775
Antoine VrankenEvent #6: €1,650 PLO/NLHE Mixed€113,000
Samuel StranakEvent #4: €2K Pot-Limit Omaha€101,76
Sergiu CovrigEvent #9: €1,100 NLHE Bounty Hunter€79,282
Julien MartiniEvent #8: €2,500 Short Deck Hold’em€60,009

The series will continue until December 8, and PokerGO.com will live stream the final table action for four marquee events starting December 1 (today).

The event list includes Event #10: €25,000 Platinum High Roller, Event #11: €1,650 NLHE 6-Max, Event #13: €10,000 NLHE 6-Max, and Event #14: €10,350 Main Event.

 

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

Daily Majors: Subhojit Roy, Ankit Bajaj, Dhiraj Lakhotia, Laksh Pal Singh Make Top Finishes in the Thursday Flagships

It’s been an intense week for MTT players – all thanks to Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire Series 3.0 – and the four high-value events at the stop dominated much of the Thursday action!

The low to mid-stakes players had a lot to choose from on PokerBaazi. The site’s ₹10 Mein 10 Lakhpati ran five qualifiers yesterday, not to forget the six events running as part of the Baazi Grinder Series.

The Millionaire Series (TMS) 3.0 had four events on the Thursday schedule, including the first starting flight of TMS The Millionaire. Spartan Poker reg ‘Zeusneverlose’ emerged as the day`s breakout winner as they took down the ₹65 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series#16 High Roller for ₹15.05 Lakhs. Subhojit Roy was the only other player to collect a seven-figure yesterday – a career-best ₹13.66 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal!

Fascinatingly, all the flagships across the major sites ended in heads-up deals. The former IOPC – The Crown sixth-place finisher Ankit Bajaj took down Adda52’s Godfather for a ₹5.41 Lakhs cash prize after striking a heads-up deal with Guneet Kwatra (2nd for ₹4.34 Lakhs).

The EndBoss 2021 runner-up finisher Dhiraj Lakhotia championed PokerBaazi’s The Summit for 3.40 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Rising Star Ritwik Khanna (2nd for 3.02 Lakhs).

The #3 ranked player of the year, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, championed PokerStars India’s Highroller for the fourth time last night for ₹1.94 Lakhs. This week`s Adda52 Millions champion Ayush Garg collected the same payout, all thanks to an even heads-up deal between the two finalists.

Rahul Lal won the Millionaire Series#17 for ₹1.42 Lakhs, with the user ‘Pure Vegetarian’ raking in ₹1.38 Lakhs from the heads-up deal.

The other prominent winners were Utsav Taneja, Rehmat Walia, Akhilesh Gautam, Sumit Kumar Pal, Shekhar Singh, Taliwabang Jamir, Yuvraj Bhardwaj, Akshat Verma, Aryaman Arora, Vikash Kumar, Satyam Prakash, and Dipankar Arhat!

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The Day 5 schedule of The Millionaire Series 3.0 had three events playing down to a winner while the five-flight strong ₹1.50 Crores GTD The Millionaire ran Day 1A.

The event that had both players and railbirds excited was the ₹65 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series#16 High Roller. The ₹27,500 buy-in event brought in a reg-laden 267-entry field that helped collect a hefty ₹66.75 Lakhs in the prize pool. After almost eight and a half hours of play, Spartan Poker reg ‘Zeusneverlose’ (opted out from tracking) walked away with the title and a whopping ₹15.05 Lakhs payday. But not before striking a heads-up deal with Subhojit ‘subhojitR’ Roy (2nd for a career-best ₹13.66 Lakhs).

Runner-up Subhojit Roy
Runner-up Subhojit Roy

 

Subhojit Roy squeezed out another FT finish yesterday – a fifth-place finish in the ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack for ₹17,394, improving his career stats (excluding PokerStars India) to ₹57.26 Lakhs.

The second Thursday marquee, ₹9 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series#17, drew a 917-strong field, filling in a marginal ₹74,700 in overlays. Rahul ‘Vasili Arkhipov’ Lal was the last player standing and won ₹1.42 Lakhs after cutting a heads-up deal with ‘Pure Vegetarian’ (2nd for ₹1.38 Lakhs).

Rahul Lal’s online stats (Spartan Poker & Adda52): Lifetime Winnings: ₹75.08 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹28.20 Lakhs

Rehmat ‘Lologotu’ Walia rounded out the trio of Millionaire Series title winners as the former ReCharge champion overcame a 914-entry field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Millionaire Series #15 to win ₹87,698. The user ‘rabadas’ placed runner-up for ₹55,023.

Rehmat Singh Walia
Rehmat Singh Walia

 

Rehmat Walia’s stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹32.53 Lakhs | Lifetime Profit: ₹3.40 Lakhs

The showstopper ₹1.50 Crores GTD Millionaire Series – The Millionaire hit the ground running last night with 271 entrants signing up to play Day 1A. Only 46 survived the day’s onslaught and ‘StrangeSadhu’ (199,899), ‘Hittuuu’ (167,677), Harsh ‘aaja maal phuka’ Dembla (160,267), Mohit Kumar ‘FloatingMonkey’ Bohra (147,685), and Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav (136,290) topped the day-end chip counts.

The Thursday finishes made no impact on the top order of The Millionaire Series 3.0 leaderboard standings. The user ‘Indianthug’ (anonymity requested) continues to dominate the rankings with 2,712 points. Buhr ‘C@rnage’ Advirkar (1,798 points) and Tanmay ‘tsb2127’ Sanjay Bhalerao (1,729 points) had some catching up to do in #2 and #3 places, respectively.

The Millionaire Series 3.0 Leaderboard Standings After Day 5

RankPlayerPoints
1Indianthug2,712
2Buhr 'C@rnage' Advirkar1,798
3Tanmay 'tsb2127' Sanjay Bhalerao1,729
4Kritagya 'Kritagya_1703' Sharma1,582
5Rahul 'Vasili Arkipov' Lal1,566
6Harshit 'PokerinOlympics' Sanghi1,554
7Amar 'Laughing Buddha' Mehta1,523
8NoConnection1,509
9Abhijeet 'The SupremeOne' Kumar1,470
10Prabhas 'Baba_Tufaani' Sharma1,454

Akhilesh ‘Aone1’ Gautam (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹57,590), ‘hutu001’ (Won Night Rider – DeepStack ₹2.15 Lakhs GTD for ₹43,731), and ‘G24’ (Won The Centurion ₹80K GTD for ₹16,920) shipped the other Thursday marquees on Spartan Poker.

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi`s 15 Lakhs GTD The Summit obliterated its posted guarantee by 1.05 Lakhs after 214 hopefuls bought in for 8,250. Outlasting them all was the EndBoss 2021 runner-up finisher Dhiraj supernuts Lakhotia, who won the title for 3.40 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Rising Star Ritwik RitwikKhannaKhanna (2nd for 3.02 Lakhs).

Dhiraj Lakhotia
Dhiraj Lakhotia

 

Dhiraj Lakhotia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.42 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 61.31 Lakhs

The 2 Lakhs GTD Grinders #22 Holdem Boost also crushed its advertised guarantee with a 306-player field generating a commendable 3.06 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 36 places got paid. The user Odinson walked away with the lion`s share of the prize money, i.e., 67,600, and TheTamizhDurrr came second for 47,430.

The 10 Mein 10 Lakhpati” has another two days of qualifiers to run before the Week 2 finale on Sunday. Here are details of the five qualifiers the site ran on Thursday.

> Qualifier 16: Total Entries – 612 | Total Survivors – 11| Chip Leader – yano (469,000)

> Qualifier 17: Total Entries – 487 | Total Survivors – 9| Chip Leader – shagunnnn (1,115,000)

> Qualifier 18: Total Entries – 612 | Total Survivors – 11| Chip Leader – badshah123 (697,000)

> Qualifier 19: Total Entries – 699 | Total Survivors – 13| Chip Leader – Sksushil (599,000)

> Qualifier 20: Total Entries – 703| Total Survivors – 13| Chip Leader – klausss (601,000)

Taliwabang ‘Meverick Jamir (Won #23 PLO-5 BOOST 1 Lakh GTD for 34,920), awarahoon (Won Grinders #24 1 Lakh GTD for 25,650), Akshat ‘Badger69 Verma (Won Grinders #21 75K GTD for 15,020), and Dipankar ‘Dbelieves Arhat (Won Grinders #20 40K GTD for 8,108) won the other events at the Baazi Grinders Series yesterday.

unicb2 (Won Daily Night SPRINT 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 40,470), Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069Bhardwaj (Won SPRINT 1 Lakh GTD for 24,780), and Satyam ‘Pkiller28Prakash (Won 5-max Daily 50K GTD for 9,428) took down the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller logged in a 127-entry field, and the ₹7,700 buy-in event ended up overlaying ₹1.11 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh fired two bullets in the Highroller before winning the title for an impressive fourth time for ₹1.94 Lakhs. Sunday’s Adda52 Millions champion Ayush ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ Garg bagged an equivalent ₹1.94 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of an even heads-up chop.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

Laksh Pal Singh also cashed PokerBaazi’s The Summit in 12th place for ₹27,606, rounding up over ₹2.21 Lakhs cumulatively! His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.67 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.13 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹3.65 Crores | Titles Won in 2021 – 18 | Ranked #3 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings| Ranked #2 in Annual Profits

Shekhar ‘shekhar_singh’ Singh was the other standout winner on PokerStars India, and he outlasted a 133-player field in the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack to collect ₹43,472 (includes ₹26,250 in bounties). ‘kabir2298’ came second for ₹43,472 (includes ₹7,676).

Shekhar Singh
Shekhar Singh

 

The mystery user ‘RedDM9’ won back-to-back titles on the site yesterday. They won the ₹50K GTD Deepstack (₹13,680) and the ₹50K GTD Primetime Grind (₹13,055) for a total take-home worth ₹26,735.

‘raghav1990’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹26,398), ‘DreamTrendz’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹19,122), Aryaman ‘AryaKnight’ Arora (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹50K GTD for ₹11,634), and ‘sweeper6661’ (Won Omania ₹30K GTD for ₹10,000) shipped the other marquees on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather logged in a 471-entry field yesterday, filling in ₹1.45 Lakhs in overlays. The event ran from 8 PM to 4.48 AM, and Ankit ‘imluckbox’ Bajaj was the last player standing and won ₹5.41 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra (2nd for ₹4.34 Lakhs).

Ankit Bajaj
Ankit Bajaj

 

Ankit Bajaj’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.29 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹70.06 Lakhs

The former Two-of-a-Kind champion Utsav ‘ranny06’ Taneja took down the other Thursday marquee, ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo, for ₹1.37 Lakhs. Taneja decimated the 223-player field, eventually defeating ‘nkhan1414’ (runner-up for ₹80,280) heads-up to collect his first title in over eight months.

Utsav Taneja
Utsav Taneja

 

Utsav Taneja`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.80 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹32.04 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2021: #6

Sumit Kumar sumitpal009 Pal (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹34,986), ‘Machine541’ (Won Punch ₹80K GTD for ₹22,815), ‘Vicky1103’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹11,557), and Vikash ‘Charuz’ Kumar (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹9,944) won the other Adda52 marquees!

 

Khelo365

Khelo365 regular ‘fortunemaker’ defeated ‘DEEPA48’ heads-up to clinch the ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO title for ₹12,000. The latter netted ₹7,500 for their runner-up finish.

 

Note: We will not be carrying the detailed report for our Daily Majors recap today!

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

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