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Daily Majors: Rohan Bhasin Ships ‘The Big Deal;’ Md. Zeeshan, Sushil Kumar, Yash Chitre & Tanmaya Sahoo Champion the Other Monday Flagships

Mondays are typically the slowest day of the week for online poker players. And like all of last week, yesterday again, the vast majority of the marquees registered significant overlays.

Spartan Poker’s Monday night high roller, The Big Deal, with its ₹30 Lakhs prize pool guarantee, was the day`s featured event. The ₹22,000 entry buy-in saw the June Millionaire champion Rohan Bhasin walk away with the title and a ₹8.25 Lakhs cash prize, just as Ankit Khattar came second for ₹5.87 Lakhs. The former Millionaire Legends & IOPC Super High Roller champion Dhruvin Kothari placed third for ₹3.84 Lakhs.

Md. Zeeshan announced his return to the champion`s club and ended an almost two-month-long title drought by winning PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹1.77 Lakhs. Ranjeet Negi finished runner-up for ₹1.24 Lakhs.

Sushil Kumar championed the other Spartan Poker Monday flagship, the ReCharge, for ₹1.74 Lakhs.

Yash Chitre came out on top in Adda52`s Iron Man to win ₹1.54 Lakhs following a three-way deal with Vidur Singhal (2nd for ₹1.46 Lakhs) and Vivek Karwa (3rd for ₹1.41 Lakhs).

The three-time Uppercut champion Tanmaya Sahoo shipped PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for ₹1.33 Lakhs. With four more ITM cashes on the site, Sahoo’s Monday earnings added up to ₹1.38 Lakhs.

Rising Star Aman Parakh, upcoming poker streamer Nitin Rawat, Chhajer, Anirban D. Das & Amit Kaushik were the other standout winners of the day.

Here are the Monday highlights!


Spartan Poker

Spartan Poker’s Monday MTT schedule had both The Big Deal and the ReCharge running together. Offering high-stakes action was the ₹22,000 entry buy-in The Big Deal, where the numbers plummeted from last week’s 140 entries to only 113 participants last night. The tourney experienced an overlay for the fourth consecutive week, but it was a glaring ₹7.40 Lakhs this time, translating into good value for the top 11 finishers who earned payouts!

The dust settled in a little over six hours, and it was one of the June’ Millionaire champions Rohan ‘The Sightseer’ Bhasin walking away with his second flagship title on the site in under 10 days and a ₹8.25 Lakhs payday. Ankit ‘Asymptote05’ Khattar placed runner-up for ₹5.87 Lakhs.

Rohan Bhasin
Rohan Bhasin


Rohan Bhasin had also won an NPS Gold Medal in the ₹8 Lakhs GTD NPS#18 Deepdive on June 15 for ₹3.17 Lakhs. He fired three bullets in the event last night before making it to the top.

The ₹8.50 Lakhs GTD ReCharge registered a better turnout, with 434 participants joining the action to collect ₹8.68 Lakhs in the prize pool. Sushil lex_veldi82’ Kumar was the last player standing and won ₹1.74 Lakhs, with ‘krishh87’ placing runner-up for ₹1.16 Lakhs.

Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar


‘kj457’ (Won Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹75,653), ‘Whiteelephant (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.1 Lakhs GTD for ₹55,737), Anirban D ‘pokernoob’ Das (Won Ultimate PLO ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹46,057), ‘aggshank’ (Won Epic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹21,434) and ‘JanTt’ (Won Epic ₹40K GTD for ₹9,812) took down the other Monday marquees on the site.



PokerBaazi’s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show had 338 hopefuls ponying up the ₹2,750 entry buy-in, all for a shot at the title and a piece of the guarantee-crushing ₹8.45 Lakhs prize pool. The 31-year-old Md ‘007Bahubali’ Zeeshan, a scriptwriter by profession, put a two-month-long title drought behind him by taking down the event for ₹1.77 Lakhs.

Md Zeeshan
Md Zeeshan


Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi (2nd for ₹1.24 Lakhs) and Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (3rd for ₹79,853) completed the trio of podium finishers.

The Monday score has boosted the former Full House champion Md Zeeshan’s lifetime winnings to ₹1.75 Crores (₹17.65 Lakhs in net profits).

The ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem BOOST DST played out amid 232 challengers, collecting a guarantee-smashing 2.32 Lakhs prize pool. The former IOPC title winner Abhishek ‘abhiom’ Chhajer navigated his way to the title, taking it down for ₹54,590. The NPS#43 Deepdive champion Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh finished runner-up for ₹38,303.

Abhishek Chhajer
Abhishek Chhajer


Aditya Singh also finished 45th in The Big Show for ₹4,732, crossing the ₹1 Crore benchmark in tracked online winnings.

Akash ‘WinMan4’ Arora (Won Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹43,492), ‘naman44’ (Won Afternoon DST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹37,670), Rohan ‘theoldrod’ Sahni (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹35,530) and ‘santu344’ (Won TIME BOMB ₹50K GTD for ₹5,470) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Monday night bonanza, the Battle Royale, offered a better ₹7 Lakhs in guaranteed prize money on its latest run, an increase from ₹6 Lakhs last Monday. However, the added guarantee failed to produce results with a turnout of 196 participants resulting in an overlay deficit worth ₹2.05 Lakhs. The three-time Uppercut champion Tanmaya ‘tks5432’ Sahoo shipped the event for ₹1.33 Lakhs (includes ₹54,639 in bounties) while Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni placed second for ₹89,455 (includes ₹11,494 in bounties).

Tanmaya Sahoo
Tanmaya Sahoo


Tanmaya Sahoo made ITM finishes in another four events on PokerStars India yesterday, collectively earning ₹1.38 Lakhs. He now boasts ₹83.39 Lakhs in lifetime winnings (15.38 Lakhs in net profits).

The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack logged in a guarantee-crushing 146 entries. The mystery player ‘gabriel foster’ came out on top to win ₹43,765 (includes ₹26,660 in bounties), with ‘muttonmm’ placing runner-up for ₹22,965 (includes ₹5,859 in bounties).

The upcoming poker streamer Nitin ‘NRIPOKER’ Rawat final tabled two PokerStars India marquees. He came in third in the Battle Royale for ₹58,623 while picking up a fourth-place score worth ₹9,952 in the Deepstack. He added ₹68,575 in Monday earnings, moving up to ₹29.21 Lakhs in lifetime winnings.

Nitin Rawat
Nitin Rawat


Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik championed the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Ultrasonic for ₹42,801, his sixth time winning the tourney! Kaushik ITM-ed seven more events, netting ₹1.09 Lakhs overall.

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik


Amit Kaushik`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.50 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹53.32 Lakhs

‘s291405’ (Won Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTD for ₹21,012), ‘manav95’ (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹20,500), Kiran ‘D Badshaa’ Pawar (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹75K GTD for ₹16,337), ‘PadfootProngs’ (Won Deepstack ₹70K GTD for ₹14,789), and ‘3BET@NOMERCY’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹60K GTD for ₹12,594) took down the other Monday titles.



Adda52’s Monday headliner, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man, drew a guarantee-smashing 494 entries, and the top 49 places took a bite out of the ₹8.99 Lakhs prize pool. The two-time Running Hot champion Yash Babyshark21’ Chitre bagged the title for his 13th title victory of the year and a ₹1.54 Lakhs payday. Chitre struck a three-way deal with Vidur ‘bullgod89’ Singhal (runner-up for ₹1.46 Lakhs) and Vivek ‘victor2coolsmart’ Karwa (3rd for ₹1.41 Lakhs).

Yash Chitre
Yash Chitre


While Chitre’s career-best score remains his runner-up finish worth ₹5.27 Lakhs in one of the June editions of the Destiny, his lifetime winnings have touched ₹59.94 Lakhs after last night`s win.

The Voyager was also able to breach its ₹3 Lakhs guarantee to collect a ₹3.95 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 395 entries. ‘puchusharma1’ proved the last player standing and won ₹97,950 with Rising Star Aman ‘karmapoker’ Parakh placing runner-up for ₹59,250.

Runner-up Aman Parakh
Runner-up Aman Parakh


Aman Parakh had six ITM finishes to his name last night, netting ₹82,576 overall. He has crossed ₹2.53 Crores in lifetime winnings.

‘jcr00’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,439) and Abhiroop ‘Daniel90’ Gupta (Won Punch ₹80K GTD for ₹27,020) took down the other Adda52 marquees.

The other Monday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
puchusharma1₹97,960Voyager ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
kj457₹75,653Monster Stack ₹3 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
₹55,737Night Rider - Monster Stack ₹2.1 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
gabriel foster₹43,765Deepstack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Amit 'Stu Ungar 7694' Kaushik₹42,801Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
jcr00₹40,439Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
naman44₹37,670Afternoon DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Anirban 'pokernoob' D Das₹37,531Ultimate PLO 1.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Rohan 'theoldrod' Sahni₹35,530PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Himadri ‘Himadri’ Sr. Pal₹30,000The Closer ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDGood Poker
Abhiroop ‘Daniel90’ Gupta₹27,020Punch ₹80K GTDAdda52
aggshank₹21,434Epic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
s291405₹21,012Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
manav95₹20,500Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Lavekumar₹18,000Monday Blues ₹75K GTDPokerDangal
Kiran 'D Badshaa' Pawar₹16,337Afternoon on Stars ₹75K GTDPokerStars India
₹14,789Deepstack ₹70K GTDPokerStars India
3BET@NOMERCY₹12,594Primetime Grind ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
JanTt₹9,812Epic ₹40K GTDSpartan Poker
santu344₹5,470TIME BOMB ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
Warriorking₹4,300Quick Freeze ₹10K GTD PLOKhelo365


The Big Deal 30 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹22,000

Entries – 58

Re-entries – 24

Re-buys – 31

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 11

The showstopper event of the day, Spartan Poker’s ₹30 Lakhs GTD The Big Deal, saw the June The Millionaire champion Rohan ‘The Sightseer’ Bhasin taking down the title for ₹8.25 Lakhs. The former Adda52 Millions champion Ankit ‘Asymptote05’ Khattar finished runner-up for ₹5.86 Lakhs, his second-best online score to date.

The ₹22,000 entry buy-in Monday high roller ended up filling in a whopping ₹7.40 Lakhs overlay (almost 25% of its advertised guarantee) on the back of 113 participants. The 9:30 PM event got in the books at 3:58 AM and paid out 11 places.

Dhruvin ‘thepokerplayer’ Kothari (3rd for ₹3.84 Lakhs), and the most-recent, The Millionaire champion Shagun ‘icansuckout’ Jain (5th for ₹2.34 Lakhs) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Rohan ‘The Sightseer’ Bhasin – ₹8,25,000
  2. Ankit ‘Asymptote05’ Khattar – ₹5,86,500
  3. Dhruvin ‘thepokerplayer’ Kothari – ₹3,84,000
  4. MysticRiver – ₹2,95,000
  5. Shagun ‘icansuckout’ Jain – ₹2,34,000
  6. CheckArm – ₹1,83,000


ReCharge 8.50 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 221

Re-entries – 84

Re-buys – 129

Prize Pool – ₹8,68,000

Places Paid – 39

Total Entries – 434

Sushil ‘lex_veldi82’ Kumar took down the ₹8.50 Lakhs GTD ReCharge on Spartan Poker for ₹1.74 Lakhs after eliminating ‘krishh87’ (runner-up for ₹1.15 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.

The 8 PM event registered a 434-entry field to collect a ₹8.68 Lakhs prize pool and paid out 39 places.

Amit ‘deshominisation’ Kaushik (6th for ₹40,536) and Ajit ‘Thoda Bahot’ Singh Arora (8th for ₹21,874) also FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. Sushil ‘lex_veldi82’ Kumar – ₹174,034
  2. krishh87 – ₹115,704
  3. Abhijeet ‘knot_snudtke’ Kumar – ₹84,630
  4. bluechipp – ₹68,312
  5. arjkhandelwal – ₹53,556
  6. Amit ‘deshominisation’ Kaushik – ₹40,536
  7. vysh4987 – ₹29,772
  8. Ajit ‘Thoda Bahot’ Singh Arora – ₹21,874


Iron Man 8 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,000

Entries – 235

Re-entries – 259

Prize Pool – ₹8,99,080

Places Paid – 49

Adda52’s Monday night bonanza, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD, Iron Man enjoyed another excellent run. The ₹2,000 entry buy-in tourney registered 494 entries last night, and 49 places got paid from the ₹8.99 Lakhs prize pool.

After six hours and fifteen minutes of playing, Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre walked away with the title and the ₹1.54 Lakhs up-top following a three-way deal with Vidur ‘bullgod89’ Singhal (2nd for ₹1.46 Lakhs) and Vivek’ victor2coolsmart’ Karwa (3rd for ₹1.40 Lakhs).

Final Table Results

  1. Yash ‘Babyshark21’ Chitre – ₹1,53,800*
  2. Vidur ‘bullgod89’ Singhal – ₹1,46,163*
  3. Vivek ‘victor2coolsmart’ Karwa – ₹1,40,587*
  4. singlea – ₹67,431
  5. att1992 – ₹44,954
  6. faizal1506 – ₹31,468

*denotes a three-way deal


The Big Show 7.5 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 174

Re-entries – 164

Prize Pool – ₹8,45,000

Places Paid – 45

The former Full House champion Md ‘007Bahubali’ Zeeshan shipped PokerBaazi’s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show, ending a two-month-long dry spell. His last recorded victory before this was winning Adda52’s Running Hot on April 30.

A scriptwriter by profession, Md Zeeshan banked a cool ₹1.77 Lakhs top prize, moving up to ₹1.75 Crores in lifetime earnings and ₹17.65 Lakhs in net profits.

Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi (runner-up for ₹1.24 Lakhs) and Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (3rd for ₹79,853) rounded out the top three payouts.

The ₹2,750 entry buy-in event collected ₹8.45 Lakhs in the prize pool, and the top 45 places received paydays.

Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury (5th for ₹44,363), Harry ‘hypnotiser’ Singh (6th for ₹35,490), Guddu ‘gudduhero20’ Chaudhary (7th for ₹29,580) and Maddhav ‘Maddhav’ Kohli (8th for ₹23,660) were the known names to earn final table payouts.

Avneesh ‘iamam’ Munjal bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹17,745.

Runner-up Ranjeet Negi
Runner-up Ranjeet Negi


Final Table Results

  1. Md ‘007Bahubali’ Zeeshan – ₹1,77,450
  2. Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi – ₹1,24,215
  3. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – ₹79,853
  4. sankytheboss – ₹59,150
  5. Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury – ₹44,363
  6. Harry ‘hypnotiser’ Singh – ₹35,490
  7. Guddu ‘gudduhero20’ Chaudhary – ₹29,580
  8. Maddhav ‘Maddhav’ Kohli – ₹23,660


Battle Royale 7-Max 7 Lakhs GTD– PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 110

Re-entries – 88

Total Prize Pool – ₹7,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹4,52,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,47,500

Places Paid – 23

The three-time Uppercut champion Tanmaya ‘tks5432’ Sahoo cut his way across the 196-entry field in PokerStars India`s ₹7 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale to collect ₹1.33 Lakhs (includes ₹54,639 in bounties).

Tanmaya Sahoo finished ITM in four more PokerStars India events yesterday, collectively earning ₹1.38 Lakhs. His stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹83.39 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits ₹15.38 Lakhs

The two-time Battle Royale winner Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni almost took down the title for the third time and placed runner-up for ₹89,455 (includes ₹11,494 in bounties).

The Battle Royale offered a better ₹7 Lakhs prize pool guarantee on its latest run than last week’s ₹6 Lakhs GTD. The event experienced an overlay worth ₹2.05 Lakhs, and the top 23 places benefitted from the value on offer.

Nitin ‘NRIPOKER’ Rawat (3rd for ₹58,623), Navaneesha ‘np406’ P (4th for ₹46,826), and Anirban ‘nocluewho’ D Das (6th for ₹37,531) also FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Sreeharsha Boneni
Runner-up Sreeharsha Boneni


Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Tanmaya ‘tks5432’ Sahoo – ₹1,32,600
  2. Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni – ₹89,455
  3. Nitin ‘NRIPOKER’ Rawat – ₹58,623
  4. Navaneesha ‘np406’ P – ₹46,826
  5. flipper595 – ₹39,148
  6. Anirban ‘nocluewho’ D Das – ₹37,531
  7. The AnnihiIator – ₹20,819


Voyager 3 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 200

Re-entries – 195

Prize Pool – ₹3,95,000

Places Paid – 27

The Adda52 user ‘puchusharma1’ took down the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager to win ₹97,960. Rising Star Aman’ KarmaPoker’ Parakh finished runner-up for ₹59,250.

Mayank’ mayankp0985′ P (4th for ₹41,475), Sumanth’ sp175′ Kumar (5th for ₹20,540), and Debapriya’ debapriya_12345′ Manna (6th for ₹13,825) also FT-ed the tourney.


Deepstack 1.75 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 93

Re-entries – 53

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,82,500

Regular Prize Pool – ₹91,250

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹91,250

Places Paid – 15

The user ‘gabriel foster’ won PokerStars India’s ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack for ₹43,765 (includes ₹26,660 in bounties), with ‘muttonmm’ placing runner-up for ₹22,965 (includes ₹5,859 in bounties).

The Battle Royale third-place finisher Nitin ‘NRIPOKER’ Rawat (4th for ₹9,952) and Kunal ‘kunnotaguero’ Yadav (9th for ₹4,082) also FT-ed the tourney.


6-Max Holdem BOOST DST 1.5 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 137

Re-entries – 95

Prize Pool – ₹2,32,000

Places Paid – 27

The former IOPC title winner, Abhishek ‘abhiom’ Chhajer, took down the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem BOOST DST for the second time this year for ₹54,590.

Abhishek Chhajer`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹38.91 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹7.24 Lakhs.

The NPS#43 Deepdive champion Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh came second for ₹38,303, crossing the ₹1 Crore milestone in tracked online winnings.

Runner-up Aditya Singh
Runner-up Aditya Singh


Akshay ‘fsociety’ Dhingra (5th for ₹13,690) and Shubham ‘kalalund’ Bhashker (6th for ₹10,950) also FT-ed the event.


The Closer 1.5 Lakhs GTD Good Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,000

Entries – 136

Rebuys – 58

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 24

Outlasting a 194-entry field, Himadri ‘Himadri’ Sr. Pal took down GoodPoker’s daily-running 8 PM special, the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD The Closer, for ₹30,000. Sunny ‘Russell92’ Prajapati placed runner-up for ₹24,000.

Himadri Pal
Himadri Pal



Monday Blues 75K GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 80

Rebuys – 33

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 17

PokerDangal user ‘Lavekumar’ won the ₹75K GTD Monday Blues for ₹18,000, with ‘pan8145’ taking second place for ₹12,750.


Quick Freeze 10K GTD PLO Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹220

Entries – 21

Re-entries – 22

Prize Pool – ₹10,000

Places Paid – 5

The user ‘Warriorking’ came out on top in Khelo365’s ₹10K GTD Quick Freeze to win ₹4,300. ‘Rabel009’ came second for ₹2,300.


This report was updated at 7 PM on 06.07.2021.

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Daily Majors: Sood, Rohilla, Munot, Chawla & Kumar Dominate the Wednesday Marquees

Wednesday had a lot of value for MTT players as most of the flagship tourneys logged in significant overlays.Similar to Tuesday, PokerGuru Ambassadors featured prominently on top, winning an impressive three titles. Here’s the complete recap.


Spartan Poker

Lighting up the virtual felts was Spartan Poker’s ₹30 Lakhs GTD Destiny. The ₹5,500 buy-in event logged in 623 entries, collecting ₹31.15 Lakhs in the prize pool. Racing past the reg-infested field was Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood, who walked away with ₹8.10 Lakhs. The runner-up and former Millionaire champion Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam earned ₹4.94 Lakhs.

With this win, Sood has become the first player to book a seat in the Destiny 16.0 SnG Finale. He FT-ed two other events yesterday, namely, PokerBaazi’s PPL#35 PLO HighRoller (6th for ₹1.42 Lakhs) and Adda52’s AOPS Wheel (7th for ₹50,000), raking in a seven-figure payday worth ₹10.02 Lakhs. This young poker prodigy has been dominating the annual leaderboard for over 13 weeks and finally crossed the benchmark ₹5 Crores barrier in recorded winnings last night. His yearly earnings have reached ₹2.88 Crores!

Day 1B of the ₹10 Lakhs GTD UVS Velocity brought in 358 entries, and 33 hopefuls made it across to Day 2 after four hours of play. Leading them to Day 2 will be ‘CRED’ with a stack of 149,572. The player was followed by Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra (126,852) and Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (123,471).

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD UVS#12 DeepStack Turbo was championed by Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra, who won ₹87,700 following a three-way deal with Rishi ‘BollywoodNight’ Gupta (runner-up for ₹81,957) and ‘vismay147’ (3rd for ₹81,360). The event generated a profitable ₹5.82 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 388 entries.

Dhinesh ‘kendralust’ Kumar was among the other featured winners of the day. He FT-ed two tourneys, the more prominent of the two saw him shipping the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Mega Freeze for ₹1 Lakh. He posted a second FT score in PokerStars India’s Night on Stars, placing third for ₹84,320.



Day 6 of the PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) had an abundance of MTT action on offer with two ₹30 Lakhs GTD gracing the Wednesday schedule. The more expensive of the two was the PPL#35 PLO HighRoller. Sporting a ₹11,000 buy-in, the event pulled in 245 entries, falling ₹3.05 Lakhs short of the guarantee. Outlasting the reg-laden field was none other than Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla. The Gurgaon-based Rohilla had won two PPL title`s on Tuesday, and he extended that to a third title last night in the PPL#35 PLO HighRoller that fetched him a career-best ₹7.06 Lakhs. With this title under his belt, Rohilla now boasts five PPL titles, improving his recorded online tally to ₹75 Lakhs.‘karanmangla’ finished runner-up for ₹4.95 Lakhs.

The other ₹30 Lakhs GTD tourney was the site`s Wednesday flagship PPL#36 Pride. With a turnout of 563 entries, the tourney registered a shortfall of ₹1.85 Lakhs. Traversing the field was PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot, who defeated Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover (runner-up for ₹3.98 Lakhs) heads-up to win ₹5.67 Lakhs. Munot posted a second FT finish last night, finishing 4th in Adda52’s AOPS Monster Stack for ₹1.33 Lakhs taking his day`s tally to a little over ₹7 Lakhs. His lifetime record has touched ₹3.46 Crores.

Yash ‘paranoid’ Dutt was another winner at the PPL as he decimated a field of 287 entries in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD PPL#34 SuperStack to win ₹1.10 Lakhs. Suresh ‘oil_trader’ Kolli finished runner-up for ₹77,500.



The site`s ₹2.5 Crores GTD AOPS Main Event ran its second starting flight last night. Day 1B got almost the same response as the first flight, with 160 entries joining the action to add to the 161 entries from Day 1A. Only 20 runners made it through the day with Vishal ‘amarkhatri999’ Tulsyan (255,311) bagging the end-of-day chip lead. Spartan Poker`s Destiny champion Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood (208,282) and Vidur ‘bullgod89’ Singhal (179,960) carried forward the next top stacks.

The primetime tournament on the Day 7 schedule of the AOPS was the ₹20 Lakhs GTD AOPS Wheel. The ₹2,750 buy-in tourney clocked in 755 entries to register an overlay of₹1.13 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya, who had won the AOPS Cowboys on Tuesday, extended his winning form to a second consecutive day as he championed the AOPS Wheel to win a career-best ₹5 Lakhs. He outlasted ‘mannu425’ (runner-up for ₹2.69 Lakhs) in the heads-up, to clinch the title. Arya has accumulated over ₹1.38 Crores in earnings this year with his lifetime tally reflecting ₹2.96 Crores in winnings.

The ₹15 Lakhs GTD AOPS Monster Stack registered 226 entries to collect a profitable ₹15.48 Lakhs prize pool. Well-known reg Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla took down the tourney to win ₹3.03 Lakhs after striking a three-way deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves (runner-up for ₹2.89 Lakhs) and ‘distroyer’ (3rd for ₹2.66 Lakhs).


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Wednesday flagship, ₹8 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars, had to fill in a ₹1.95 Lakhs shortfall on account of its below-par turnout of 242 entries. After almost eight hours of play, the mystery user ‘theoldestkid’, was the only player standing. They won ₹1.54 Lakhs in top prize after defeating MTT pro Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma (runner-up for ₹1.14 Lakhs) for the title. Sharma also placed 9th in Adda52’s AOPS MonsterStack for ₹30,962, collecting over ₹1.40 Lakhs on Wednesday.

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush played out amid 173 runners, to post an overlay of ₹67,500. Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia championed the tourney to win ₹1.04 Lakhs (₹45,901 in prize money and ₹57,617 in bounties), following a heads-up deal with Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla, who won ₹69,745 (₹48,846 in prize money and ₹20,899 in bounties). This happens to be Bhatia’s fourth-biggest score on the site, pushing his lifetime earnings to₹38.79 Lakhs.

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
Kendralust₹1 LakhMega Freeze ₹4 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Kaleem ‘fishwithnuts’ Pasha₹87,500AOPS Brunch ₹3.50 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Laksh 'boomtlt23' Pal Singh₹74,970PPL#37 6-Max ₹3 Lakhs GTD
₹70,590PPL#33 ₹3 Lakhs GTD
Himanshu ‘hdwivedi3’ Dwivedi₹70,000The Gladiator ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Arunkumar199₹68,625AOPS Siesta ₹2.50 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Himanshu 'himanshu.zak' Singh
₹66,270PPL#38 4-Max Hyper Turbo ₹3 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
NUTPEDDLER ₹64,095Monster Stack ₹3.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
₹58,368AOPS Afterparty DST ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Luckbox999₹55,819Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
RickyRPG1997₹47,611AOPS Dusk ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
arunjai20₹46,000Pocket Lunch ₹2 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Aastik 'Goforkill' Bhatia₹12,789WoW Wednesday ₹50K GTD Poker Dangal
Hangcock₹10,0006 Feet Under ₹25,000 GTDKhelo365
Proplr007₹6,312Grinder 2.0 ₹20,000 GTDKhelo365


AOPS Main Event 2.5 Crores GTD Day 1B – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 109

Re-entries – 51

Survivors –20

The second starting flight of the ₹2.5 Crores GTD AOPS Main Event registered 160 sign-ups. Taking the 161 entries from Day 1A into account, the field size has reached 321 entries, with seven starting flights still to go. This is a tourney that has always yielded massive overlays, but this time with the prize pool guarantee reduced by ₹50 Lakhs, we could hit the mark.

Only 20 players made it across to Day 2. Topping them all was Vishal ‘amarkhatri999’ Tulsyan, who will return to play Day 2 on Sunday with a stack of 255,311. Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood (208,282) and MTT reg Vidur ‘bullgod89’ Singhal (179,960) rounded out the top three stacks on Day 1B.

The Day 1A chip leader ‘jimmyadams’ (450,253) is still the overall leader by a significant margin.

Ayush ‘lazyman’ Garg (159,789), Rajesh ‘phanthom’ Singh (157,051), Rubin ‘kornkif’ Labroo (154,689), Sahil ‘Bhaijiii’ Agarwal (149,458), and Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani (121,438) bagged the other big stacks on Day 1B.

Vishal Tulsyan
Vishal Tulsyan


Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Vishal ‘amarkhatri999’ Tulsyan – 255,311
  2. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – 208,282
  3. Vidur ‘bullgod89’ Singhal – 179,960
  4. Ayush ‘lazyman’ Garg – 159,789
  5. Rajesh ‘phanthom’ Singh – 157,051
  6. Rubin ‘kornkif’ Labroo– 154,689
  7. BuddhaBhikari – 152,468
  8. Sahil ‘Bhaijiii’ Agarwal – 149,458
  9. LaufingBuddha – 136,839
  10. Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani – 121,438


Destiny 30 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 291

Re-entries – 119

Rebuys – 213

Prize Pool – ₹31,15,000

Places Paid – 60

Wednesdays on Spartan Poker are synonymous with the Destiny. The ₹5,500 buy-in flagship tourney started at 8 PM, carrying a generous ₹30 Lakhs prize pool guarantee.

A total of 623 hopefuls signed up, generating a ₹31.15 Lakhs prize pool.

Piercing his way through the reg-laden field was none other than the #1 ranked player this year, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood. He added an impressive ₹8.09 Lakhs to his bankroll and became the first player to book a seat on the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Destiny 16.0 SNG Finale.

Sood has been the biggest news on the virtual felts this year. He has dominated the yearly online rankings for much of the last three months and has further pulled ahead on the charts after his blistering run this week.

On August 9, Sood finished fourth in GPS #35 The Millionaire for ₹6.17 Lakhs. Yesterday, in addition to taking down the Destiny, Sood finished sixth in the PokerBaazi’s PPL #35 PLO High Roller for ₹1.41 Lakhs and placed 7th in Adda52’s AOPS Wheel for ₹50,000. While he has raked in over ₹16 Lakhs from these four finishes alone, Sood’s week`s tally has crossed ₹18 Lakhs!

Young Gun Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam finished runner-up for ₹4.94 Lakhs.

Siddhanth ‘sidstack’ Kripalani (3rd for₹2.76 Lakhs), Young Gun Prabhat Kiran ‘Cassandra’ Mukherjea (4th for ₹2.02 Lakhs), and Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel (6th for ₹93,450) posted FT scores.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood


Final Table Results

  1. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – ₹8,09,900
  2. Anujkumar ‘aatmaan108’ Kodam – ₹4,94,240
  3. Siddhanth ‘sidstack’ Kripalani – ₹2,76,190
  4. PrabhatKiran ‘Cassandra’ Mukherjea – ₹2,02,475
  5. acanthus15 – ₹127,715
  6. Yohan ‘PAPITO’ Patel – ₹93,450
  7. poxz – ₹70,715
  8. mannu2424 – ₹62,300
  9. wirepower – ₹54,513


PPL#35 PLO HighRoller 30 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 129

Re-entries – 116

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 27

The biggest buy-in tourney on the PPL Wednesday schedule was the ₹30 Lakhs GTD PPL#35 PLO HighRoller. Sporting a ₹11,000 buy-in, it registered 245 entrants, falling a significant ₹5.50 Lakhs short.

Persisting with his winning streak at the PPL, Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla claimed his fifth title at the ongoing series. He bested ‘karanmangla’ (runner-up for ₹4.95 Lakhs) heads-up to win a personal-best ₹7.06 Lakhs. Rohilla now has ₹75.77 Lakhs in recorded online winnings, of which ₹72.88 Lakhs has been won on PokerBaazi.

Gaurav ‘DragGEReR’ Mittal (3rd for ₹3.19 Lakhs), Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni (4th for ₹2.36 Lakhs), the Destiny champion Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (6th for ₹1.42 Lakhs), Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar (8th for ₹94,200), and Ankit ‘helter_skelter’ Kapoor (9th for ₹70,500) posted FT finishes.

Gautam Rohilla
Gautam Rohilla


Final Table Results

  1. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – ₹7,06,000
  2. karanmangla – ₹4,95,300
  3. Gaurav ‘DragGEReR’ Mittal – ₹3,19,000
  4. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni – ₹2,36,000
  5. Ikka5 – ₹1,77,000
  6. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹1,42,000
  7. amitag – ₹1,18,000
  8. Alok ‘TheProfessional’ Birewar – ₹94,200
  9. Ankit ‘helter_skelter’ Kapoor – ₹70,500


PPL#36 The Pride 30 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 287

Re-entries – 276

Prize Pool – ₹30,00,000

Places Paid – 71

Running alongside the PPL HighRoller was the PPL#36 The Pride,with both tourneys offering a generous ₹30 Lakhs prize pool guarantee. After logging in 563 entries, this event, too, faced a shortfall of ₹1.85 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot obliterated the field and bested Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover heads-up to win ₹5.67 Lakhs. Grover took home ₹3.98 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

The 2019 WPT India Main Event champion has had a dry spell lately. His last title win came back in May when he had shipped Spartan Poker’s The Elite for ₹6.88 Lakhs. This was a much-needed win for the seasoned pro, whose online scorecard currently reflects ₹3.46 Crores in winnings.

Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi finished third for ₹2.56 Lakhs, improving his domestic online record to ₹2.82 Crores.

Joshi has displayed fabulous form these past few months. He grabbed the spotlight in April after finishing runner-up in India’s biggest online tournament to date, PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Crores GTD End Boss, for ₹65.01 Lakhs. Last week, he added another hefty score of $59,878 (~₹44.75 Lakhs) to his tally by finishing sixth in Event #36: $1.5K Fifty Stack NLHEat the WSOP 2020 Online series.

Rachit ‘rachubaba’ Arora (5th for ₹1.42 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Rohit ‘rohit22rm’ Mishra (6th for ₹1.14 Lakhs), Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava (7th for ₹94,800), and Prabhat ‘Miracle’ Kiran Mukherjea (8th for ₹75,600) posted FT finishes.

Ashish Munot
Ashish Munot


Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot – ₹5,67,000
  2. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – ₹3,98,000
  3. Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi – ₹2,56,000
  4. instinct – ₹1,89,000
  5. Rachit ‘rachubaba’ Arora – ₹1,42,000
  6. Rohit ‘rohit22rm’ Mishra – ₹1,14,000
  7. Anurag ’13anurag’ Srivastava – ₹94,800
  8. Prabhat ‘Miracle’ Kiran Mukherjea – ₹75,600
  9. riteshcbec – ₹56,700


AOPS Wheel 20 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 382

Re-entries – 373

Prize Pool – ₹20,00,000

Places Paid – 82

The ₹20 Lakhs GTD AOPS Wheel got hit by an overlay of ₹1.12 Lakhs on the back of 755 entries. After almost nine hours of intense action, PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya came out on top to win his second flagship title in two days. Arya had won the AOPS Cowboys on Tuesday for ₹4.90 Lakhs and collected ₹5 Lakhs last night. User ‘mannu425’ finished runner-up for ₹2.69 Lakhs.

Prominent names to feature on the FT included Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava (3rd for ₹1.84 Lakhs), Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra (4th for ₹1.32 Lakhs), Aditya ‘balls86’ Kumar Patodia (5th for ₹89,000), Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh (6th for ₹64,000), Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood (7th for ₹50,000), and Hitesh ‘buntai’ Batra (9th for ₹30,000).

Final Table Results

  1. Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya – ₹5,00,000
  2. mannu425 – ₹2,69,000
  3. Anurag ‘NormanBates’ Srivastava – ₹1,84,000
  4. Sumit ‘hammer_head’ Sapra – ₹1,32,000
  5. Aditya ‘balls86’ Kumar Patodia – ₹89,000
  6. Devrat ‘vickypune’ Singh – ₹64,000
  7. Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood – ₹50,000
  8. sensexau – ₹38,000
  9. Hitesh ‘buntai’ Batra – ₹30,000


AOPS Monster Stack 15 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 114

Re-entries – 112

Prize Pool – ₹15,48,101

Places Paid – 24

The ₹15 Lakhs GTDAOPS Monster Stack saw 226 entries ponying up the ₹7,500 buy-in to enter, and the top 24 finishers took a stab at the ₹15.48 Lakhs prize pool.

It took more than seven hours for the event to play down to a winner. MTT reg Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla was the last one standing in the field and won ₹3.03 Lakhs after striking a three-way deal with PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves (runner-up for ₹2.88 Lakhs) and ‘distroyer’ (3rd for ₹2.66 Lakhs).

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot (4th for ₹1.33 Lakhs), Neel ‘neeljoshi23’ Joshi (6th for ₹65,794), Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi (7th for ₹50,313), Harsh ‘BuddhaBhikari’ Dembla (8th for ₹38,703), and Rajat ‘oshoswami’ Sharma (9th for ₹30,962)posted FT scores.

Pranay Chawla
Pranay Chawla


Final Table Results

  1. Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla – ₹3,03,003*
  2. Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves – ₹2,88,924*
  3. distroyer – ₹2,66,494*
  4. Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot – ₹1,33,137
  5. messi53k – ₹92,886
  6. Neel ‘neeljoshi23’ Joshi – ₹65,794
  7. Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi – ₹50,313
  8. Harsh ‘BuddhaBhikari’ Dembla – ₹38,703
  9. Rajat ‘oshoswami’ Sharma – ₹30,962

*denotes three-way deal


UVS Velocity 10 Lakhs GTD Day 1B – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 188

Re-entries – 31

Rebuys – 139

Survivors – 33

The action is picking up in Spartan Poker’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD UVS Velocity that played out its second starting flight yesterday. Surpassing the 296-player field that had come in on Day 1A, Day 1B drew 358 entries.

By the time the chips were bagged up, only 33 remained standing. Counting the 25 survivors from Day 1A, 58 players have cemented a berth for Day 2.

Leading the end of day charge was ‘CRED’ (149,572), with Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra (126,852) and Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (123,471) rounding out the top three stacks on Day 1B.

Day 1A chip leader ‘deranzzdd’ (158,823) retains the overall lead. The player further won another entry to Day 2 yesterday, bagging a stack of 103,267.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. CRED – 149,572
  2. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – 126,852
  3. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – 123,471
  4. Virtuoso9 – 115,258
  5. jethalal – 110,860
  6. deranzzdd – 103,267
  7. Mrdegen – 93,988
  8. je91 – 93,078
  9. Az01 – 89,308
  10. D. Carwin1 – 86,541


Night on Stars 8 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 148

Re-entries – 94

Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000

Places Paid – 39

PokerStars India’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars had 242 runners in contention last night, accounting for a massive ₹1.95 Lakhs overlay.

The mystery user theoldestkid emerged as the victor, after besting MTT reg Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma (runner-up for ₹1.14 Lakhs) in the heads-up. This is the second time in a little over a month that Sharma has finished runner-up in this tourney.

Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar (3rd for ₹84,320), Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar (4th for ₹62,323), Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi (7th for ₹25,165), and Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay (8th for ₹18,600) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Rajat Sharma
Runner-up Rajat Sharma


Final Table Results

  1. theoldestkid – ₹1,54,347
  2. Rajat ‘sharabikebabi’ Sharma – ₹1,14,081
  3. Dhinesh ‘you3betl4bet’ Kumar – ₹84,320
  4. Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar – ₹62,323
  5. ANGIRAS27 – ₹46,064
  6. dangerousdaku – ₹34,047
  7. Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi – ₹25,165
  8. Ashwin ‘Ashwinvijay’ Vijay – ₹18,600
  9. shivaay24 – ₹13,748


PPL#34 6-Max SuperStack 5 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 161

Re-entries – 126

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD PPL#34 6-Max SuperStack attracted 287 entries, posting an overlay of ₹1.41 Lakhs.

Yash ‘paranoid’ Dutt traversed the field to capture the top prize of ₹1.10 Lakhs after defeating Suresh ‘oil_trader’ Kolli (runner-up for ₹77,500) heads-up.

Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (3rd for ₹49,850), Anish ‘THENUTS’ Suri (5th for ₹27,700), Naitik’moto007′ Jain (6th for ₹22,150), and Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta (7th for ₹18,400), earned final table payouts.

Yash Dutt
Yash Dutt


Final Table Results

  1. Yash ‘paranoid’ Dutt – ₹1,10,450
  2. Suresh ‘oil_trader’ Kolli – ₹77,500
  3. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – ₹49,850
  4. gtogeek – ₹36,900
  5. Anish ‘THENUTS’ Suri – ₹27,700
  6. Naitik ‘moto007’ Jain – ₹22,150
  7. Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta – ₹18,400
  8. shark_hunting – ₹14,750
  9. TanayParekh – ₹11,050


Big Bubble Rush 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 103

Re-entries – 29

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,83,750

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,16,250

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 29

Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia raced past 132 contenders to win the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush. He had to get past seasoned pro Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla in the heads-up to win ₹1.04 Lakhs (₹45,901 in prize money and ₹57,617 in bounties).

Dembla banked ₹69,745 (₹48,846 in prize money and ₹20,899 in bounties)as second-place prize money after the duo cut a heads-up deal.

Like the Night on Stars, here too, the site had to fill in a sizable overlay worth ₹1.70 Lakhs.

Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal placed 9th for ₹15,580.

Vaibhav Bhatia
Vaibhav Bhatia


Final Table Results

  1. Vaibhav ‘vaibsss’ Bhatia – ₹1,03,518*
  2. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – ₹69,745*
  3. muttonmm – ₹39,741
  4. Mickyn34 – ₹34,238
  5. sj_Heisenberg – ₹26,858
  6. shivaay24 – ₹18,164
  7. himkat@stars – ₹12,265
  8. nemish47 – ₹13,548
  9. Vishnu ‘violator2018’ Khandelwal – ₹15,580

*denotes heads-up deal


UVS #12 DST 5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 228

Re-entries – 55

Rebuys – 105

Prize Pool – ₹5,82,000

Places Paid – 39

Spartan Poker’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD UVS #12 DST garnered 388 entries, collecting a ₹5.82 Lakhs prize pool.

The tournament played all the way down to a three-way deal that handed out the title and a ₹87,700 paycheque to Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra, with Rishi ‘BollywoodNight’ Gupta (2nd for ₹81,957), and ‘vismay147’ (3rd for ₹81,360) falling in close distance.

Sanish Chhabra
Sanish Chhabra


Final Table Results

  1. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – ₹87,700*
  2. Rishi ‘BollywoodNight’ Gupta – ₹81,957*
  3. vismay147 – ₹81,360*
  4. Aksh29 – ₹45,803
  5. Aakash45 – ₹35,909
  6. Ravenclaws – ₹27,179
  7. AshG – ₹19,963
  8. NUTPEDDLER – ₹13,826
  9. VSXXX – ₹12,164

*denotes three-way deal

The Gladiator 2.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,250

Entries – 124

Re-entries – 59

Prize Pool – ₹2,50,000

Places Paid – 19

The ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD The Gladiator was taken down by well known online reg Himanshu ‘hdwivedi3’ Dwivedi, who won ₹70,000. ‘Roadking’ finished runner-up for ₹42,000.

Himanshu Dwivedi
Himanshu Dwivedi


The event registered an overlay of ₹48,700 from a starting field of 183 entries.

Sayyed ‘Haidar0007’ Aasim (3rd for ₹31,750), Viney ‘rude’ Thakur (4th for ₹22,500), and Jason ‘SomeJasonGuy’ Francis (5th for ₹15,625) FT-ed the event.


Pocket Lunch 2 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 107

Re-entries – 49

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 27

‘arunjai20’ bested Aman ‘Instinct20’ Kumar heads-up to win the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch for ₹46,000. Kumar netted ₹28,000 for his second-place finish.

Thetourney registered a shortfall of ₹44,000 from 156 registrations.

Site regulars Shailesh ‘MrShailesh’ Patel (4th for ₹16,000) and Guddu ‘Netflix’ Chaudhary (5th for ₹12,000) posted FT finishes.


WoW Wednesday 50K GTD Poker Dangal

Buy-in – ₹330

Entries – 82

Re-buys – 57

Add-ons – 35

Prize Pool – ₹52,200

Places Paid – 13

Poker Dangal’s ₹50K GTD WoW Wednesday wrangled in 174 entries, collecting ₹52,200 in the prize pool.

After a little more than four hours of intense play, Aastik ‘Goforkill’ Bhatia came out on top to win ₹12,789. ‘KingMaker1’ came in second for ₹9,657.

Aastik Bhatia
Aastik Bhatia


Site regular Somenn ‘Prokiller’ Singh placed 4th for ₹5,481.


6 Feet Under 25,000 GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 29

Re-entries – 21

Prize Pool – ₹25,000

Places Paid – 6

Khelo365`s ₹25,000 GTD 6 Feet Under just about broke even on the back of 50 entries and the top 6 places finished ITM.

The winner emerged in user ‘Hangcock’ who earned ₹10,000 after defeating ‘Muhilan’ (runner-up for ₹5,250) heads-up.


Grinder 2.0 20,000 GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 47

Re-entries – 54

Prize Pool – ₹25,250

Places Paid – 20

Khelo365’s ₹20,000 GTD Grinder 2.0 gathered a player pool of 101 entries to help create ₹25,250 in prize money, and the top 20 places got paid.

Topping them all was ‘Proplr007,’ who pocketed ₹6,312 after beating ‘harshak124’ (runner-up for ₹4,545) heads-up.


This report was updated at 4 PM on 13.8.2020.

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Team Ukraine Defends IFMP Nation’s Cup World Championship Title, Team India Finishes 4th

The International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP) Nation’s Cup is arguably one of the most action-driven and ‘sportified’ global platforms among all the poker leagues in the sport. With the COVID-19 caused hiatus for live stops, the Nation`s Cup, too, had to be held online to meet the dates that were announced. Using CISCO`s Webex digital platform to conduct the proceedings, the IFMP Nation’s Cup World Championship played out over the weekend on May 30 & 31, with 120 players from 12 countries coming together to battle it out for the prestigious title!

In the end, it was the reigning champions Ukraine who went two for two by defending the title. Ukraine had debuted in the competition last year, where they dethroned reigning champions Ireland to claim the top spot with 1,837 points. Repeating much of that dominating form, the team took an early lead and held on to it to win the title with 1,369 points.

IFMP congratulated the team on their remarkable victory!

There was a sizable virtual rail rooting for Team India. Captained by Gaurav Gala and comprising of eight other team members, namely, Tanmay Bagga, Rishab Jain, Aditya ‘Bitti’ Agarwal, Krina Gala, Zubin Panthaki, Vidur Singhal, Anujkumar Kodam and Kalyan Chakravarthy, Day 1 saw wild swings in the team standings. India was placed fourth at the end of Day 1, a position it retained going into the finals. As it turned out, the team eventually finished in fourth place with 1,270 points.

Team Australia collected 1,320 points for a second-place finish, with Team Lithuania placing third with 1,281.5 points.

IFMP tweeted the official results.

The Indian arm of the IFMP congratulated the Indian team for its commendable performance.


IFMP Nation’s Cup

The Nation’s Cup is the marquee event on Match Poker’s annual calendar. Alongside defending champions Team Ukraine, the competition was attended by the European champion`s Spain, Singapore, Australia, Belarus, Lithuania, Ireland, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, Poland, and Asian champion`s India. In all, there were 120 poker players from 12 counties who participated in the Nation`s Cup.

IFMP had confirmed on April 17 that the competition would be moved online to a digital platform due to the COVID-19 health pandemic. Test sessions were conducted with every team to ensure that things go smoothly during the tournament.


Team India’s Performance

Team India created history last year in November when it won the IFMP Asian Nation’s Cup for the first time. The winning team comprised of Tanmay Bagga, Rishab Jain, Aditya ‘Bitti’ Agarwal, Prateek Mishra, Krina Gala, and Taran Mundkar and was captained by Gaurav Gala.

The team’s composition was changed for the finale, and while ‘Bitti’ was making an appearance in the contest for the third time, Mishra and Mundkar were replaced by Zubin Panthaki, Vidur Singhal, Anujkumar Kodam and Kalyan Chakravarthy, making for a total of nine players who represented the country in the Nation`s Cup.


Day 1

Day 1 began at 1.30 pm (IST) on May 30. The 12 teams played a total of four sessions, each session consisting of 50 hands.

While Team Taiwan closed out Session 1 on the top, by the end of Session 2, Ukraine had catapulted to the top, with Singapore and Australia in hot pursuit.

Team India was in sixth place after Session 1 but pushed back to the ninth spot after Session 2. The team rallied up to fourth place by the end of Session 3, a position it maintained through Session 4.

With Day 1 in the books, it was Team Ukraine in the lead with 1,412.5 points, followed by Singapore (1,386.5 points), Australia (1,349 points), and India (1,337points).

IFMP tweeted the end of Day 1 results.


Day 2

The teams played two more sessions of 50 hands each, completing a total of 300 hands before the draw for the finals took place.

At the end of Session 1 on Day 2, Team Ukraine had maintained its lead with 1,736.5 points, but Australia (1,709 points) had improved to push Singapore to the third position. India (1,659.5 points) stayed put in fourth place.

Team Singapore recovered fast and closed out Session 2 on the top with 2,074 points, with Ukraine, Australia, and India all close behind each other.

With 300 hands completed, the top six teams made it to the IFMP Nation’s Cup finals!


The Finals

The finals comprised of two sessions of 75 hands each.

Leading the final six teams into the final session of the IFMP Nation’s Cup was Team Singapore (1,037 points), followed by the teams from Ukraine and Australia. India managed to make it to the finals with 1,005 points, while Taiwan and Lithuania were the last two on the points tally.


Denying Australia the win, Team Ukraine once again took on the winner’s mantel with a staggering 1,369 points. It also remained a reasonable distance ahead of Team Australia that finished second with 1,320 points, and Team Lithuania (1,281.5 points) that took third place. Team India led by Gala finished in fourth place with 1,270 points.


Incidentally, this is the third time Team India has participated in the IFMP Nation’s Cup. The first Indian team to represent the country at this contest was in 2017, where the Harman Baweja-led Mumbai All Stars finished fifth at the competition. Team India led by Gala finished had finished fifth at last year in this contest.

WPT India: Asif Anis Defeats BPT Kickoff Champion Abhijeet Shetty Heads-Up to Win ₹35K SuperStack 

After successful stops in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, and Australia, the World Poker Tour (WPT) has come visiting India for its third annual stop in the country. Just a day after Bengaluru-based Gurukumar G took down the ₹20K Kickoff, the ongoing series awarded it’s second WPT title to Asif Anis (cover image).

Anis, who is a regular at the Deltin Royale, having played numerous DPT`s and even the last WPT series, went on a dream run last night as he came out on top of 29 returning players from a starting field of 168 entries to win the ₹35K SuperStack title. Along with the boasting rights of winning a WPT title, Anis walked away with ₹14.70 Lakhs in prize money.

That Asif took down the title was unsurprising, looking at how he single-handedly eliminated five tough challengers on the final table, namely, Vidur Singhal, Akshay Jain, Ankit Jajodia, Raghav Bansal and Vaibhav Sharma. With a towering lead over his heads-up opponent Abhijeet Shetty, Asif used the chip advantage well, eventually denying the BPT Kickoff champion his second title in a week.

As the opening event, the ₹35K SuperStack, too, saw a noticeable dip in numbers since last time. With 168 entries, the event generated a prize pool of ₹58.80 Lakhs that was to be distributed among the top 21 places.

With the money bubble looming, 29 players returned to play Day 2 on Thursday, where eight players would have to fall out empty-handed before the money bubble burst. The infamous money bubble tag fell upon noted pro Akshay Nasa who struggling with a three BB stack shoved with pocket nines and was flipping against Mukunda Dasharathy`s jack-queen. Dasharathy hit the board eliminating Nasa in 22nd place.

Akshay Nasa bubbles the ₹35K SuperStack
Akshay Nasa

The start-of-day chip leader Debashis Bal was going strong for the most part and even orchestrated the eliminations of Abhishek Rathod (21st for ₹72,030) and Vijay Duwa (19th for ₹72,030). He busted Abhinav Jain (11th for ₹1.27 Lakhs) on his way to the final table but ran out of steam to eventually finish eighth for ₹1.68 Lakhs.

The other notable eliminations were Mayank Agarwal (12th for ₹1.27 Lakhs), Mukunda Dasharathy (13th for ₹1.07 Lakhs), Varun Vohra (15th for ₹1.07 Lakhs), Sahil Mahboobani (16th for ₹89,610) and Bibek Karki (17th for ₹89,610).

Kshitij Kucheria (10th for ₹1.27 Lakhs) missed his chance at making it to the final table after being eliminated by Raghav Bansal in 10th place. The elimination took Bansal`s stack to 990,000, making him the start of the final table chip leader.

The 35K SuperStack final table
The ₹35K SuperStack final table

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Raghav Bansal – 990,000
  2. Debashis Bal – 940,000
  3. Asif Anis – 870,000
  4. Akshay Jain – 770,000
  5. Abhijeet Shetty -740,000
  6. Ankit Jajodia – 445,000
  7. Vidur Singhal – 415,000
  8. Harshit Chopra – 375,000
  9. Vaibhav Sharma – 335,000

Final Table Recap

In just the first level of play, Harshit Chopra became the first casualty, leaving in ninth place. By then, the start-of-day chip leader Debashis Bal who’d entered the final table second in stacks, had lost his chip advantage. On his final hand of the tournament, Bal called Asif Anis’ preflop all-in shove with 19 big blinds. Anis, who held ten-six versus Bal’s ace-jack, turned one-pair, and with Bal’s overcards failing to bail him out, he hit the rail in eighth place.

Debashis Bal
Debashis Bal

The next elimination saw the young talent Vaibhav Sharma falling out in seventh place. Sharma has been in phenomenal form with three final table finishes in Goa in the last month. His winning streak started at the IPC comeback series, where he had final tabled the ₹100K High Roller, finishing an impressive third. Coming into the WPT India series, Sharma has already packed in back-back final table appearances. He had finished fourth in the ₹20K Kickoff on Wednesday, pocketing ₹1.89 Lakhs. Almost immediately after busting, he jumped into the SuperStack, where he bagged the second largest stack for Day 2. The shallow stacks and increasing blinds saw fortunes swinging fast, and before long Sharma found himself holding less than 10 big blinds. On his elimination hand, Sharma shoved his seven big-blind stack with only to run into Ankit Jajodia`s pocket queens. Sharma almost made it back in the race to win that elusive live trophy with an ace opening on the rundown x1], but Jajodia took down the pot with his flopped set.

Vaibhav Sharma
Vaibhav Sharma

The next elimination saw the well-respected pro and start of the final table chip leader Raghav Bansal hitting the rail in sixth place. Bansal was also short and shoved with but needed help against Vidur Singhal`s . The rundown brought the tournament down to five-handed play.

Raghav Bansal
Raghav Bansal

The sequence of eliminations landed on Ankit Jajodia next. Another mover and shaker, Jajodia, has worked up quite a poker resume for himself. He is a former DPT champion and won two titles at the Manila Megastack in May this year. He most recently finished runner-up at the BPT ₹20K PLO and was gunning to go one better this time before a brutal bad beat ended his dream run prematurely. Abhijeet Shetty eliminated Jajodia in fifth place after the former moved all-in for his remaining seven big blinds from the small blind and saw big blind Shetty make the call. The battle of the blinds saw Jajodia’s in the lead against Shetty’s but unfortunately for him, the runout gave Shetty a full house.

Several hands later, Shetty eliminated Akshay Jain in fourth place after dominating the latter`s with that spiked two-pair on the board .

The eliminations kept coming by swiftly, and Anis, who had already claimed four victims on the final table, set his sights on Vidur Singhal next. Singhal moved all-in on the button with , and Anis made the call from the small blind tabling . The board ran eliminating Singhal in third place.

Vidur Singhal
Vidur Singhal

Less than a week after winning the BPT ₹20K Kickoff, Bengaluru-based Abhijeet Shetty was once again in the firing line to take down his second live title. Shetty was in decent shape at the start of the heads-up play holding a stack of 2.67 Million against Anis’ 3.21 Million.

The heads-up between Abhijeet Shetty & Asif Anis
The heads-up between Abhijeet Shetty & Asif Anis

The finale lasted over 40 minutes before Anis took it down in a preflop all-in showdown where his were trailing Shetty’s . Anis hit three-of-a-kind kings on the board getting him his first-ever live title!

Asif Anis takes down 35K SuperStack
Asif Anis takes down 35K SuperStack

Final Table Results (INR)

  1. Asif Anis – ₹14,70,440
  2. Abhijeet Shetty – ₹9,63,380
  3. Vidur Singhal – ₹5,67,570
  4. Akshay Jain – ₹3,45,460
  5. Ankit Jajodia – ₹2,66,540
  6. Raghav Bansal – ₹2,21,000
  7. Vaibhav Sharma – ₹1,91,415
  8. Debashis Bal – ₹1,68,720
  9. Harshit Chopra – ₹1,47,040


Content & Images Courtesy: Online Poker News, India

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