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Daily Majors: Punya Behera, Vinayak Bajaj, Dhaval Doshi, Siddhanth Kripalani & Nitin Arora Headline the Wednesday Flagships

Wednesday delivered another action-packed day of MTT action, with the DOPT series adding extra spice to the regular fare.

Spartan Poker user ‘Dr Putin’ was the day’s top scorer and won the Destiny title for ₹5.39 Lakhs. The mystery user became the eighth player to secure a seat in the Destiny 21.0 SNG Finale after besting former IOPC Destiny Finale champion Vinayak Bajaj (2nd for ₹3.36 Lakhs) heads-up.

Punya Behera was another big scorer and booked an insane ROI, spinning up a ₹660 satellite buy-in into a ₹4.41 Lakhs payday in Adda52’s DOPT PKO. Manesh Rathod placed runner-up for ₹2.29 Lakhs.

A former WPT Online India Super High Roller, Game Changer & IOPC The Millionaire United champion, Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalani, added the missing DOPT title to his glittering poker resume after winning the DOPT Wednesday Feature for ₹3 Lakhs. The current DOPT leaderboard topper, Dhaval Doshi, placed runner-up for ₹2.17 Lakhs.

Dhaval Doshi was eyeing a hattrick of titles, having already won the DOPT Deep Dive (₹52,401) and the DOPT Daily Kickoff (₹41,700) earlier in the day and banked an impressive ₹3.29 Lakhs from his breakout run.

‘jat777’ took down PokerBaazi’s The Pride for ₹2.30 Lakhs, with the four-time Destiny winner Nitin Arora taking second place for ₹1.62 Lakhs.

Young Gun Karan Radia, Devashish Jain, Vivek Karwa, Pawan Kumar, Vikram Ved Batra, Mridul Kharkwal, Shawn Chatterton were the other prominent winners of the day.

Here are the Wednesday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The MTT turnouts on Spartan Poker picked up on Wednesday as both the marquee tournament galloped past their listed guarantees.

The ₹20 Lakhs GTD Destiny ran for over eight hours, with 407 contenders vying for a share of the ₹20.35 Lakhs prize pool. The event eventually found a champion in the user ‘Dr Putin,’ who won the title for ₹5.39 Lakhs. The former Sunday SuperStack champion denied the former IOPC Destiny Finale champion Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj (2nd for ₹3.36 Lakhs) a second Destiny title. With the victory, ‘Dr Putin’ has boosted their tracked winnings on Spartan Poker to ₹31.51 Lakhs.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj

 

Vinayak Bajaj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.50 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.89 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.49 Crores | Ranked #14 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia ran past a 350-player field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes to win ₹1.11 Lakhs. Monday’s Diwali Rush- 23 Main Event champion PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha came second for ₹74,760.

Karan Radia
Karan Radia

 

The MTT pro from Chandigarh, Arjanveer Singh Chadha, cashed another three events yesterday, including a sixth-place finish in PokerBaazi’s The Pride for a total take-home of ₹1.38 Lakhs.

Arjanveer Singh
Arjanveer Singh

 

Arjanveer Singh Chadha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.56 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹3.08 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.95 Crores | Annual Profits: ₹87.82 Lakhs | Ranked #5 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

Vivek ‘acchemicals’ Karwa (Won Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹61,250), ‘wahi7777’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹50,502), ‘Madmoney007‘ (Won The Centurion ₹1 Lakhs GTD for ₹20,050), and ‘Aaluz’ (Won Epic ₹35K GTD for ₹8,943) won the other Wednesday marquees on Spartan Poker.

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi’s Wednesday headliner, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride, drew 296 participants, making for a ₹10.36 Lakhs prize pool. After almost seven hours, the user ‘jat777’ came out on top to win ₹2.30 Lakhs, relegating the four-time Destiny winner Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora to a runner-up finish worth ₹1.62 Lakhs. The champion now has ₹43.41 Lakhs in online winnings on PokerBaazi.

Runner-up Nitin Arora
Runner-up Nitin Arora

 

Nitin Arora also placed 15th in Adda52’s DOPT PKO for ₹19,938, adding ₹1.81 Lakhs cumulatively. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹81.85 Lakhs

The mystery user ‘Maverick_’ took PokerBaazi`s late-night marquees by storm. The anonymous player won back-to-back titles, namely, the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST (₹43,210) and the ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO Boost Monster (₹27,640). They also placed eighth in The Pride for ₹30,560, lapping up ₹1.01 Lakhs for their Wednesday night charge. The user ‘bagdadi345’ chopped the Holdem BOOST title with ‘Maverick_’ for ₹39,770.

‘Maverick_’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹7.74 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹2.98 Lakhs

Vikram ‘vikrambatra’ Ved Batra (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹45,180), ‘nik3105’ (Won Evening SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for 26,800), ‘darmodygirl’ (Won 5-max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹8,758), ‘sceneyahaii’ (Won PBBS#14 Megastack ₹25K GTD for ₹5,836), ‘sahilr336’ (Won PBBS#13 ₹15K GTD for ₹3,342), ‘Sidaaak’ (Won PBBS#11 DST ₹15K GTD for ₹3,208), ‘Camero07’ (Won PBBS#15 ₹14K GTD for ₹3,172), and ‘anshuman01’ (Won PBBS#12 ₹5K GTD for ₹1,202) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees yesterday.

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars clocked in a 198-entry field – falling two entries short of its 200-player guarantee. The online reg ‘MrBigSlick139’ (anonymity requested) was the last player standing and won ₹99,190, with Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer placing runner-up for ₹76,050.

Abhishek Chhajer
Abhishek Chhajer

 

Abhishek Chhajer’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹53.85 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹8.20 Lakhs

The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush saw 154 participants ponying up the ₹1,100 buy-in, and only 17 among them got a share from the ₹1.54 Lakhs prize pool. Mridul ‘healingp’ Kharkwal outlasted them all to win ₹35,800, just as ‘xzqtr1’ finished runner-up for ₹20,675.

‘KUSH93100’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,834), ‘bellybuster87’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹19,882), ‘MeraDeshMahaan’ (Won Bigstack Turbo ₹50K GTD for ₹15,536), ‘Prophet6969’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,148), and ‘theCodedGuy’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹10,581) won the other marquees on PokerStars India.

Adda52

The Deltin Online Poker Tournament (DOPT) dominated the action on Adda52 yet again, and Day 4 of the series had nine events on tap.

The star attraction of the day, the ₹17 Lakhs GTD DOPT Wednesday Feature, drew 613 contenders, overlaying ₹1.67 Lakhs. After eight hours and nine minutes of gameplay, Young Gun Siddhanth ‘Sidstack’ Kripalani held all the chips in play and won his first DOPT title for ₹3 Lakhs.

Siddhanth Kripalani
Siddhanth Kripalani

 

Siddhanth Kripalani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.90 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.21 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.59 Crores | Ranked #12 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi charted a breakout run last night, collecting ₹3.29 Lakhs cumulatively. His Wednesday exploits included winning two DOPT titles, a runner-up score, and another three deep runs. The power-packed Wednesday run has helped Dhaval Doshi (699 points) cement his place at the top of the DOPT leaderboard standings.

Dhaval Doshi
Dhaval Doshi

 

His ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in Adda52’s DOPT Wednesday Feature for a site-best ₹2.17 Lakhs

> 1st in Adda52’s DOPT Deep Dive for ₹52,401

> 1st in Adda52’s DOPT Daily Kickoff for ₹41,700

> 8th in DOPT Warm Up for ₹8,250

> 9th in DOPT Royale for ₹4,152

> 9th in DOPT Flint for ₹2,180

 

Dhaval Doshi’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹82.37 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹16.98 Lakhs

The other DOPT marquee, the ₹12.50 Lakhs GTD DOPT PKO, had to fill in ₹2.19 Lakhs in overlays on a back of a below-par 229-entry field. Punya ‘ShamalDas’ Behera hit the jackpot, converting a ₹660 satellite buy-in into a ₹4.41 Lakhs payday (includes 19 bounties worth ₹98,269) after taking down the PKO event. Adda52 regular Manesh ‘TEAMfromHELL’ Rathod placed runner-up for ₹2.29 Lakhs (includes 10 bounties worth ₹28,523).

Punya Behera
Punya Behera

 

Punya Behera’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.02 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹49.69 Lakhs

‘Shobhit1990’ (Won DOPT Warm Up ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹84,000), Devashish ‘007.devashish’ Jain (Won DOPT Palms ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹65,744), Pawan ‘bubba88’ Kumar (Won DOPT Royale ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹56,986), and Shawn ‘spanktastic’ Chatterton (Won DOPT Flint ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹29,921) were the other DOPT title winners yesterday.

With Day 4 of the DOPT now in the books, Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi retains his top position on the leaderboard standings with 699 points. Devrat ‘Vickypune’ Singh sits at the #2 position with 489 points, while Shawn ‘spanktastic’ Chatterton rounds out the top three places with 465 points.

Runner-up Devrat Singh
Devrat Singh

 

DOPT Leaderboard Standings After Day 4

RankPlayerPoints
1Dhaval 'faizal1506' Doshi699
2Devrat 'Vickypune' Singh489
3Shawn 'spanktastic' Chatterton465
4Devashish '007.devashish' Jain462
5sumitpal009420
6defeated413
7Pankaj 'pankajC' Chaturvedi398
8nehrasaab376
9Indianthug373
10Yogesh 'POKERBRAT0118' Choudhary364

The other Wednesday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Vivek ‘acchemicals’ Karwa₹61,250Monster Stack ₹2.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
‘wahi7777’₹50,502Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Vikram 'vikrambatra' Ved Batra₹45,180Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Maverick_₹43,212Holdem BOOST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Mridul ‘healingp’ Kharkwal₹35,800Big Bubble Rush ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
‘KUSH93100’₹32,834Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Maverick_₹27,640PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
nik3105₹26,800Evening SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
‘Madmoney007’₹20,050The Centurion ₹1 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
‘bellybuster87’₹19,882Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
‘MeraDeshMahaan’₹15,536Bigstack Turbo ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
‘Prophet6969’₹12,148Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
‘theCodedGuy’₹10,581Primetime Grind ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
‘Aaluz’₹8,943Epic ₹35K GTDSpartan Poker
darmodygirl₹8,7585-max Daily ₹50K GTDPokerBaazi
sceneyahaii₹5,836PBBS#14 Megastack ₹25K GTDPokerBaazi
sahilr336₹3,342PBBS#13 ₹15K GTDPokerBaazi
Sidaaak₹3,208PBBS#11 DST ₹15K GTDPokerBaazi
Camero07₹3,172PBBS#15 ₹14K GTDPokerBaazi
anshuman01₹1,202PBBS#12 ₹5K GTDPokerBaazi

Destiny 20 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 198

Re-entries – 76

Rebuys – 133

Prize Pool – ₹20,35,000

Places Paid – 40

Spartan Poker`s Wednesday flagship, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD Destiny, wrangled in a 407-entry field, making for a guarantee-smashing ₹20.35 Lakhs prize pool. Last month’s Sunday SuperStack championDr Putin’ came up trumps to win the title for ₹5.39 Lakhs. Simultaneously, they became the eighth player to book a seat in the Destiny 21.0 SNG Finale. Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj finished runner-up for ₹3.36 Lakhs. ‘Dr Putin’ now boasts of ₹31.51 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker.

Vinayak Bajaj, a former IOPC #39 Destiny IOPC Edition champion, had won the IOPC – Destiny Finale on January 31. His online scorecard crossed ₹5.47 Crore after his runner-up finish in Destiny.

The top 40 players got paid, with Vivek ‘Kill Ivey’ Bajaj (3rd for ₹2.03 Lakhs), Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma (4th for ₹1.34 Lakhs), and Md ‘Barrel_57’ Zeeshan (5th for ₹91,575) posting FT scores.

Final Table Results

  1. Dr Putin – ₹5,39,275
  2. Vinayak ‘haayegarmi’ Bajaj – ₹3,35,775
  3. Vivek ‘Kill Ivey’ Bajaj – ₹2,03,500
  4. Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma – ₹1,34,310
  5. Md ‘Barrel_57’ Zeeshan – ₹91,575
  6. magicmountain – ₹71,225
  7. Pink89 – ₹56,980
  8. Dan.Smith – ₹50,875

 

DOPT Wednesday Feature 17 Lakhs GTD Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 350

Re-entries – 263

Prize Pool – ₹17,00,000

Places Paid – 98

Young Gun Siddhanth ‘Sidstack’ Kripalani trounced a field of 613 entries in Adda52’s ₹17 Lakhs GTD DOPT Wednesday Feature, banking ₹3 Lakhs. Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi took home ₹2.17 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

This was the former The Millionaire champion’s career-first DOPT title and his 18th tournament victory this year. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.90 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.21 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.59 Crores | Ranked #12 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

Dhaval Doshi was clearly the standout winner last night as he won two DOPT titles, made a runner-up finish, and made another three deep runs for ₹3.29 Lakhs in total earnings.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves (5th for ₹83,106) and Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla (8th for ₹31,762) also earned final table payouts.

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹23,049.

The ₹2,750 buy-in event filled in ₹1.67 Lakhs in overlays and paid out 98 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Siddhanth ‘Sidstack’ Kripalani – ₹2,99,642
  2. Dhaval ‘faizal1506’ Doshi – ₹2,17,450
  3. pokerbrat032 – ₹1,57,804
  4. jasvir88 – ₹1,14,518
  5. Ratul ‘riverking021’ Steves – ₹83,106
  6. Psychonaut007 – ₹60,310
  7. manitkat – ₹43,767
  8. Karann ‘ICMsucks’ Dembla – ₹31,762

 

DOPT PKO 12.50 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 113

Re-entries – 116

Prize Pool – ₹12,50,000

Places Paid – 24

The second biggest of the nine DOPT events on the Wednesday schedule, the ₹12.50 Lakhs GTD DOPT PKO, drew 229 challengers, experiencing a significant ₹2.19 Lakhs shortfall.

The 9.30 PM event carried on until 4:21 AM, with Punya ‘ShamalDas’ Behara coming out on top to win the title for ₹4.41 Lakhs (includes 19 bounties). Behara booked a neat profit in the event as he had got in after winning a ₹660 satellite. Manesh ‘TEAMfromHELL’ Rathod placed runner-up for ₹2.29 Lakhs.

Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal (3rd for ₹1.67 Lakhs), Deepak ‘peacelover’ Singh (4th for ₹1.12 Lakhs), Saurabh ‘Charlizard’ Ramola (6th for ₹62,219), Young Gun Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma (7th for ₹44,234), and Anant ‘pro_baba’ Purohit (8th for ₹44,329) also FT-ed the event.

Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav bubbled the FT in ninth place for ₹34,562.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Punya ‘ShamalDas’ Behara – ₹4,41,394
  2. Manesh ‘TEAMfromHELL’ Rathod – ₹2,28,523
  3. Vinay ‘vinay0902’ Rajpal – ₹1,67,063
  4. Deepak ‘peacelover’ Singh – ₹1,12,047
  5. chiefisback – ₹79,875
  6. Saurabh ‘Charlizard’ Ramola – ₹62,219
  7. Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma – ₹44,234
  8. Anant ‘pro_baba’ Purohit – ₹44,329

 

The Pride 10 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 173

Re-entries – 123

Prize Pool – ₹10,36,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi user ‘jat777’ outlasted a guarantee-crushing 296-entry field in PokerBaazi`s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride to collect the lion`s share of the ₹10.36 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹2.30 Lakhs. The two-time Daily SPRINT champion Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora finished runner-up for ₹1.62 Lakhs.

Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja (3rd for ₹1.03 Lakhs), Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (4th for ₹76,460), Buhr ‘buhr1085’ Advirkar (5th for ₹57,394), PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha (6th for ₹45,895), and Jimmy ‘jeeven’ Arora (7th for ₹38,125) posted FT finishes.

The event ran from 8 PM to 2:20 AM and paid out 36 places.

Final Table Results

  1. jat777 – ₹2,29,852
  2. Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora – ₹1,61,581
  3. Utsav ‘ranny006’ Taneja – ₹1,03,289
  4. Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal – ₹76,460
  5. Buhr ‘buhr1085’ Advirkar – ₹57,394
  6. Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Singh Chadha – ₹45,895
  7. Jimmy ‘jeeven’ Arora – ₹38,125
  8. Maverick_ – ₹30,560

 

Wednesday Vibes 5 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 193

Re-entries – 60

Rebuys – 97

Prize Pool – ₹5,25,000

Places Paid – 31

Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia overcame a 350-player field to win the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Wednesday Vibes for ₹1.11 Lakhs. Monday`s Diwali Rush- 23 Main Event champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha, placed runner-up for ₹74,760.

Arjanveer Singh Chadha ITM-ed three more events yesterday, adding over ₹1.38 Lakhs to his online MTT scorecards that now stand tall at ₹8.56 Crores.

Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar (3rd for ₹52,710), Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj (4th for ₹42,735), Swapnil ‘norm_macdonald’ Patil (5th for ₹33,810), Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik (7th for ₹18,743), and Aditya ‘This n That’ Kulkarni (8th for ₹13,703) also FT-ed the event.

Arjanveer Singh
Arjanveer Singh

 

Final Table Results

  1. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – ₹1,11,038
  2. Arjanveer Singh ‘bazzingaa’ Chadha – ₹74,760
  3. Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar – ₹52,710
  4. Ronuk ‘Redbullwings’ Lekhraj – ₹42,735
  5. Swapnil’ norm_macdonald’ Patil – ₹33,810
  6. TejuHel – ₹25,673
  7. Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik – ₹18,743
  8. Aditya ‘This n That’ Kulkarni – ₹13,703

 

Night on Stars 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 120

Re-entries – 78

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 23

PokerStars India’s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars found a champion in ‘MrBigSlick139’ (anonymity requested), who overcame a 198-entry field to take home ₹99,190 and the title. Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer collected ₹76,050 in second place, crossing ₹53.85 Lakhs in tracked online winnings (₹8.20 Lakhs in net profits).

Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla (5th for ₹34,277) and PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha (9th for ₹11,845) also FT-ed the event.

The ₹2,750 buy-in event registered a negligible ₹5,000 in overlays (not considering the tournament rake) after falling two entries short of its 200-player guarantee. The 8 PM event ended at 3:04 AM, and the top 23 places boarded the money bus.

Final Table Results

  1. MrBigSlick139 – ₹99,190
  2. Abhishek ‘abhiaum’ Chhajer – ₹76,050
  3. sara@11108 – ₹58,309
  4. ritvik07 – ₹44,707
  5. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – ₹34,277
  6. rachit9786 – ₹26,281
  7. sumit_5011 – ₹20,150
  8. raghav1990 – ₹15,449
  9. Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha – ₹11,845

 

Holdem BOOST 1.50 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 110

Re-entries – 92

Prize Pool – ₹2,02,000

Places Paid – 24

PokerBaazi reg ‘Maverick_’ navigated their way past the 202-entry field in the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST to win ₹43,212 and chopped the title heads-up with ‘bagdadi345’ (2nd for ₹39,770).

‘Maverick_’ crushed the late-night marquees on PokerBaazi as they also won the PLO Boost Monster for ₹27,640 and placed eighth in The Pride for ₹30,560, making away with ₹1.01 Lakhs (cumulatively) last night.

Ghanshyam ‘bencb789’ Tripathi (4th for ₹16,281), Rohan ‘theoldrod’ Sahni (5th for ₹12,221), Rohit ‘mrblue1205’ Malhotra (6th for ₹9,777), and Rahul ‘poker3680’ Agrawal (7th for ₹8,120) also FT-ed the event.

Big Bubble Rush 1.50 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 99

Re-entries – 55

Prize Pool – ₹1,54,000

Places Paid – 17

Mridul ‘healingp’ Kharkwal took down the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Big Bubble Rush on PokerStars India for ₹35,800, with ‘xzqtr1’ finishing runner-up for ₹20,675.

Chandan ‘RunBarryRun’ Arora (3rd for ₹12,764) and Akash ‘AroraSahab’ Arora (6th for ₹4,745) scored FT finishes.

This report was updated at 7 PM on 11.11.2021.

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Daily Majors: Mithun Mahesh, Nitesh Katiyar & Sanat Mehrotra Bank Top Scores on Diwali

The entire nation was busy celebrating Diwali on Thursday, but even the festival of lights wasn`t enough to keep the serious grinders away from the day`s MTTs.

While the MTT turnouts were below-par last night, PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh emerged as the brightest star, rounding up over ₹4.36 Lakhs in his Diwali night haul. He most prominently championed PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹2.39 Lakhs and placed runner-up in Adda52’s Godfather Junior for ₹1.62 Lakhs.

Last week’s Mega Stack champion Nitesh Katiyar shipped Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday for ₹3.29 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra (2nd for ₹2.95 Lakhs).

The mystery user ‘Yomme’ took down PokerBaazi’s Diwali Special for ₹1.05 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Alok Kumar (2nd for ₹1.04 Lakhs).

Ishan Upendra Tipre, Himanshu Dwivedi (won two titles), Vivek Karwa, Pravin Garle bagged the other marquee titles.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The ₹16 Lakhs GTD Trending Thursday headlined the Diwali night action on Spartan Poker. The ₹5,500 buy-in event brought in 255 participants, filling in a significant ₹3.25 Lakhs in overlays. After seven hours of play, last week’s Mega Stack champion Nitesh ‘KATIYAR11’ Katiyar came up trumps to win ₹3.29 Lakhs and chopped the title heads-up with Young Gun Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra (2nd for ₹2.95 Lakhs).

Nitesh Katiyar
Nitesh Katiyar

 

Nitesh Katiyar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.05 Crores| Lifetime Profits: ₹50.87 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹1.12 Crores

Spartan Poker`s second marquee event of the day, the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Deepstack, drew 279 hopefuls, overlaying ₹1.21 Lakhs. Ishan ‘neatvat’ Upendra Tipre came out on top to win ₹84,600, defeating Sumit ‘pleasedontbet’ Silwal (2nd for ₹56,288) heads-up.

Runner-up Sumit Silwal
Runner-up Sumit Silwal

 

Ishan U Tipre`s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹21.88 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹13.37 Lakhs

Vivek acchemicals Karwa (Won Monsterstack ₹2.65 Lakhs GTD for ₹57,996), Pravin iShowNutz Garle (Won Night Rider – Deepstack ₹2.30 Lakhs GTD for ₹39,573), and Neutral (Won The Centurion ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹21,150) won the other marquee events on the site.

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi hosted the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Diwali Special as the featured event on Diwali, skipping its regular The Summit. The ₹1,100 buy-in event registered 664 participants, collecting a ₹6.64 Lakhs prize pool. Wednesday’s Daily Night SPRINT winner ‘Yomme’ took down the event for ₹1.05 Lakhs, winning a marquee event for a second consecutive day. Alok ‘chhavi013’ Kumar placed runner-up for ₹1.04 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Himanshu ‘hdwivedi3’ Dwivedi charged his way through the PokerBaazi marquees on Thursday, winning back-to-back titles on the site. He took down the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST (₹32,940) hours after winning the ₹1 Lakh GTD Daily Afternoon SPRINT (₹25,260), lapping up ₹58,200 overall. ‘Actaeon6079’ collected ₹32,760 for his runner-up finish in Holdem BOOST, courtesy of a heads-up deal with Dwivedi.

Himanshu Dwivedi
Himanshu Dwivedi

 

‘5AA5’ (Won PLO5 BOOST ₹50K GTD for ₹15,740), and ‘varying_crocodile_bmg’ (Won 5-max Daily ₹50K GTD for ₹8,890) won the other Thursday marquees on PokerBaazi.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s Diwali night offering, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller, clocked in a modest 97-player field, experiencing a landslide ₹3.21 Lakhs overlay shortfall (an over 32% deficit). PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘ThePokeRajaIN’ Mahesh was the last player standing and won ₹2.39 Lakhs, with ‘deep12322’ (anonymity requested) placing runner-up for ₹1.85 Lakhs.

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh

 

The poker pro from Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, Mithun Mahesh, went on a tear last night with four ITM finishes (across sites) and over ₹4.36 Lakhs in cumulative earnings, moving up one place to #7 in the annual leaderboard standings.

His ITM finishes include:

Ø 1st in PokerStars India`s Highroller for ₹2,38,966

Ø 2nd in Adda52`s Godfather Junior for ₹1,62,500

Ø 23rd in Spartan Poker`s TrendingThursday for ₹18,560

Ø 8th in PokerBaazi`s Diwali Special for ₹16,334

Mithun Mahesh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.53 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.93 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.77 Crores | Ranked #7 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack logged in 124 entries, overlaying ₹20,000, and paid out 13 places. The user ‘garima14’ bagged the title for ₹42,139.

‘midsdwtcsdihcdi’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹29,170), Skn70′ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹20,790), ‘I DON’T KNOW KID’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹12,163), ‘sanam befwa9351’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,799), and ‘ShaktiMaaan’ (Won Omania ₹30K GTD for ₹11,607) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Fronting Adda52’s MTT schedule on Diwali was the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Godfather Junior. The event featuring the same ₹4,000 buy-in as the Godfather, saw 205 players joining the action, and filled in a glaring ₹2.60 Lakhs in overlays. ‘erace’ proved the last player standing and won ₹2.78 Lakhs, with last night`s breakout winner, PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘Themiths’ Mahesh, placing runner-up for ₹1.62 Lakhs.

Runner-up Mithun Mahesh
Runner-up Mithun Mahesh

 

The runner-up score was only one of the four scores Mahesh picked up on Thursday. He also championed PokerStars India’s Highroller for ₹2.39 Lakhs while posting ITM finishes in Spartan Poker’s Trending Thursday and PokerBaazi’s Diwali Special.

Site regular ‘tcs41194’ was the other big winner on the site. They overcame the 110-strong field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo Junior to win ₹1.16 Lakhs. ‘luisa04’ finished runner-up for ₹78,000.

‘madan_shri9’ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,772), ‘aselvi333′ (Won Punch ₹80K GTD for ₹21,600), ‘papakratos’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹9,939) and ‘aghosh3’ (Won Midnight Bash for ₹7,250) also grabbed titles yesterday.

 

Note: On account of the Diwali holidays in our state, we will not be carrying the detailed reports for our Daily Majors recap until November 6.

Daily Majors: Vaibhav Temani Beats Poker Veteran Aditya Agarwal Heads-up to Deny Team PokerGuru a Second IOPC – The Crown Title

The biggest-ever IOPC is all but over, with only the IOPC Masters Table left to name the new IOPC Mastermind.

Bringing the most exciting piece of tournament action was the final table of the series’ showstopper, the ₹3.50 Crores GTD IOPC #138 – The Crown. The eight finalists convened at 5 PM yesterday to battle it out for one of the most prestigious online titles in the country. The former PMVS Main Event champion Vaibhav Temani came from behind to defeat the start-of-the-FT chip leader Aditya Agarwal heads-up to win the diamond-studded gold IOPC crown and a life-changing ₹57.26 Lakhs. He also finished 66th in the event for ₹76,287, in all adding ₹58.02 Lakhs, and also booked the final seat on the IOPC Masters Table.

With Aditya Agarwal falling out in second place, Team PokerGuru missed its chance of winning a second consecutive IOPC – The Crown title. In the last IOPC edition in January, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh had championed IOPC – The Crown for ₹51.81 Lakhs. Nevertheless, Agarwal banked a hefty ₹33.21 Lakhs for his runner-up finish, adding another significant score to his already glittering poker resume.

Young Gun’s Anuj Yadav (3rd for ₹21 Lakhs) and Siddhanth Kripalani (4th for ₹16.68 Lakhs) & Amit J (5th for ₹12.57 Lakhs) were others who banked seven figures in the IOPC #138 – The Crown.

Moving over to the APT Online Series India, Shubham Agarwal bagged the second APT Trophy at the ongoing series after winning the APT #10 Monday Major for ₹4.09 Lakhs. Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra finished runner-up for ₹2.87 Lakhs.

Vinay Rajpal was among the IOPC #138 – The Crown finalists and posted an eighth-place score in the event worth ₹5.56 Lakhs. A few hours after the deep run, Rajpal shipped the APT #12 PLO for ₹1.94 Lakhs, netting ₹7.94 Lakhs overall.

Saumya Agarwal clinched the only WPT trophy of the day in the Monday Feature 6-Max for a career-best ₹3.67 Lakhs.

Pravin Garle championed the APT #13 Turbo for his first APT title and a ₹1.71 Lakhs payday after striking a heads-up deal with Rising Star Pratibh Saluja (2nd for ₹1.46 Lakhs).

Parth Budhraja shipped Spartan Poker`s ReCharge for ₹1.63 Lakhs, following a three-way deal with Ashish Kumar (2nd for ₹1.30 Lakhs) and ‘tull1969’ (3rd for ₹1.28 Lakhs).

Vivek Karwa (Won WPT Table for 6 for ₹1.53 Lakhs), Rising Star Ritwik Khanna (Won APT #8 DST for ₹1.12 Lakhs), Ashish ’xznny112’ Nailwal (Won WPT Classic ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.10 Lakhs), ‘kabir2298’ (Won Battle Royale ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹94,563), and Karan Malhotra (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,597) won the other Monday marquees.

Here is the detailed account of the Monday tournament action!

 

Spartan Poker

The 11th edition of the IOPC entered the history books last night as the ₹3.50 Crores GTD IOPC The Crown played down to a champion. After almost two-and-a-half hours of nail-biting FT action, Vaibhav ’AllinPavBhaji’ Temani donned the metaphorical crown (he’ll get the diamond-studded gold IOPC crown later), pocketing a colossal ₹57.26 Lakhs payday! Since Temani had also cashed in 66th place for ₹76,287, his total winning in the event came in at a staggering ₹58.02 Lakhs.

Vaibhav Temani
Vaibhav Temani

 

It wasn’t an easy win for the former PMVS Main Event champion, who had entered the final table with the fourth-largest stack. While his final table opponents were formidable players, his toughest competition was his heads-up rival Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal.

Aditya Agarwal
Aditya Agarwal

 

Vaibhav Temani entered the heads-up showdown staring at a 10-to-1 chip deficit and that too against a world-renowned MTT pro like Aditya Agarwal. However, despite the stiff odds, he was not deterred. Playing fearlessly, Temani eventually managed to take the chip lead away from Agarwal. After about 30 minutes of heads-up action, Temani shipped the tourney to collect his career-first IOPC title!

Vaibhav Temani`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.14 Crores|Lifetime Profit: ₹53.34 Lakhs

Poker coach Aditya Agarwal has been preparing for the upcoming WSOP fall series and has noticeably kept away from the virtual felts for some time now. But his run of the final table of the IOPC The Crown proved that he is still one of the fiercest pros in the country. Agarwal took home a handsome ₹33.20 Lakhs payday for the runner-up finish. He had carried multiple stacks to Day 2, raking in ₹2.93 Lakhs more (16th for ₹1,87,900, 114th for ₹41,338, 145th for ₹41,338, and 372nd for ₹22,924), adding almost ₹36.14 Lakhs.

The IOPC leaderboard topper, Young Gun Anuj ’tittooTauji’ Yadav (3rd for ₹20.99 Lakhs), Young Gun Siddhanth ’PluRibu$’ Kripalani (4th for ₹16.67 Lakhs), Amit ’guru’ J (5th for ₹12.57 Lakhs), Ankit ’ON_MY_MAC’ Omprakash Bajaj (6th for ₹8.79 Lakhs), Mayank ’KeepHustling’ Jaggi (7th for ₹6.65 Lakh), and Vinay ’BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal (8th for ₹5.56 Lakhs) received the other final table payouts.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

You can watch the replay of the FT live stream below, with commentary by IPC Director Peter Abraham, Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, and Zarvan Tumboli.

With the IOPC The Crown title, Vaibhav Temani also booked the final seat on the IOPC Master Table that plays out at 5 PM on August 4.

With the IOPC July Edition all but over, Spartan Poker quickly reverted back to its regular Monday schedule. The ₹8 Lakhs GTD ReCharge headlined the day`s proceedings, and Parth ’ucallucry’ Budhraja traversed the 465-entry field to collect the lion’s share of the ₹9.30 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹1.63 Lakhs. A three-way deal resulted in Ashish’ King$layer’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹1.30 Lakhs) and ‘tull1969’ (3rd for ₹1.28 Lakhs) securing podium finishes.

Runner-up Ashish Kumar
Runner-up Ashish Kumar

 

Parth Budhraja now has ₹23.90 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Spartan Poker.

Spartan Poker’s 4 Lakhs GTD The Flash registered 399 entries, falling just one entry short of its 400-player guarantee. The mystery user ‘Kalidenalii’ won the event for ₹80,200. ‘elbedonk’ placed runner-up for ₹53,320.

As confirmed by us earlier, the IOPC The Crown`s FT outcome had no impact on the IOPC Leaderboard standings, with Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav dominating the standings convincingly to win a ginormous ₹30 Lakhs in leaderboard prizes. The two-time IOPC leaderboard crusher Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC missed his hattrick and came second to collect ₹20 Lakhs. Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeone’ Kumar banked ₹10 Lakhs in third place.

IOPC Leaderboard Standings (Final)

RankPlayerPrize (BM)
1Anuj 'tittooTauji' Yadav₹30,00,000
2Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC₹20,00,000
3Abhijeet 'TheSupremeone' Kumar₹10,00,000
4Anirban 'pokernoob' D Das₹8,00,000
5Tanmay 'PlusEv' Benara₹6,00,000
6Neeraj 'Jannat52' Kumar₹4,50,000
7Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh₹4,00,000
8Abhishek 'MambaMentality' Goindi₹3,50,000
9Suraj 'MR.BEAST' N Yadav₹3,00,000
10Kunal 'NutsTodayBluffTomo' Patni₹2,50,000

 

PokerBaazi

Day 2 of the APT Online Series India awarded five titles, including one APT trophy.

The featured event of the day, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD APT #10 Monday Major, clocked in 618 entries to record a guarantee-smashing ₹21.63 Lakhs prize pool. Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal outran the competition to win his first APT title and a personal-best ₹4.09 Lakhs. Agarwal was the underdog at the start of the heads-up showdown against Young Gun Sanat’ mehro2511’ Mehrotra but overcame the huge chip deficit to lift the APT trophy.

Runner-up Sanat Mehrotra
Runner-up Sanat Mehrotra

 

Denied his first APT title, Sanat Mehrotra made the FT in the ReCharge, placing sixth for ₹45,477. He added ₹3.32 Lakhs in Monday winnings.

Sanat Mehrotra`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.95 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹2.23 Crores|Annual Winnings: ₹1.73 Crores|Ranked #17 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The other Monday marquee, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT #12 PLO, brought in 496 players, recording a marginal overlay. The former Full House runner-up finisher and the IOPC #138 The Crown finalist, Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal, powered his way past the field to win the top prize of ₹1.94 Lakhs. The first-ever APT India Online Player of the Series (POS) Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube secured a runner-up payday of ₹1.36 Lakhs.

Vinay Rajpal
Vinay Rajpal

 

Vinay Rajpal placed eighth in the IOPC #138 – The Crown for ₹5.56 Lakhs last night, rounding up ₹7.94 Lakhs in total winnings.

Vinay Rajpal`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.74 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹79.56 Lakhs

Vivekk Dube had final tabled 10 events at the inaugural APT Online Series India in January, in addition to winning the ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT #4 Hyper for ₹1.06 Lakhs on January 15.

Vivekk Dube
Vivekk Dube

 

The ₹8 Lakhs GTD APT #13 Turbo wrangled in 598 entries, the second-largest field recorded on Day 2 of the series. The tournament collected ₹9.86 Lakhs in prize money. Pravinlittlejony’ Garle entered the final table as the chip leader and took his domination to the finish line to win his first APT title and ₹1.71 Lakhs in prize money. He chopped the top prize heads-up with Rising Star Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja (2nd for ₹1.46 Lakhs).

Pravin Garle
Pravin Garle

 

Pravin Garle also min-cashed the APT #10 Monday Major (43rd for 10,815), earning a collective ₹1.82 Lakhs. He now boasts ₹46.42 Lakhs in lifetime earnings.

There were two ₹5 Lakh GTD events on the Monday schedule, and the APT #8 DST featured a more affordable ₹1,100 entry buy-in. A turnout of 594 players generated a ₹5.94 Lakh prize pool. Another one of our Rising Stars, Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna, championed the event to win ₹1.12 Lakhs, while ‘AACES71’ settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹78,705.

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna

 

Ritwik Khanna also final-tabled the WPT Table for 6. His top finishes include

> 1st in the APT #8 DST ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.12 Lakhs

> 3rd in the WPT Table for 6 for ₹83,088

> 10th in APT #12 PLO ₹10 Lakhs GTD for ₹14,300

His overall Monday winning stood at ₹2.10 Lakhs, and with lifetime winnings of over ₹2.95 Crores, Khanna is sitting on the edge of the 3 Crore Club.

The other ₹5 Lakhs GTD event, the ₹1,650 entry buy-in APT #9 PKO logged in 391 entries. TLB crusher Bhanu Prakash ‘Chennaino1’ KC proved the eventual champion to earn ₹1.05 Lakhs after besting Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta (2nd for ₹73,500) to the title. Prakash had won his first APT title in the APT #19 Monsterstack for ₹1.62 Lakhs on January 18. In the previous APT India Online edition, Prakash had placed third in the tournament leaderboard standings. After the win, Prakash has climbed up to #4 in the Series Leaderboard with 2,312 points.

Bhanu Prakash KC
Bhanu Prakash KC

 

Day 1B of the ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT #11 Mini Main Event ran from 8 PM to 12.58 AM, and 317 runners signed up to play. Only 34 of them remained standing after the stipulated 27 levels of play, with Sunday’s APT #1 Kickoff championVinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (257,000), former Sunday Superstack champion Anandbabu ‘iamanand’ Pallikona (229,000), and Rohit ‘acesinyourfaces’ Setia (216,000) topping the day-end chip counts.

Vinayak Bajaj
Vinayak Bajaj

 

Adding the 281 Day 1A entries, the tournament has registered 598 participants so far and needs a massive 1,667 entries to break even. The third and final flight starts at 8 PM tonight, and all qualifying stacks converge for Day 2 at 7.30 PM on August 4.

Himanshu ‘toughonluck’ Bagdwal was one of the late-night winners on PokerBaazi as he took down the ₹1 Lakh GTD Night DST for ₹53,369.

Himanshu Bagdwal
Himanshu Bagdwal

 

Talking about the APT Online Series India leaderboard standings, Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh (3,530 points) continues to headline the standings. Chirag Miyagi’ Sodha (2,908 points) has moved up to #2 while the APT #12 PLO champion, Vinay ‘’Vinay09’ Rajpal (2,533 points), rounds out the top three positions on the leaderboard.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

APT India Online Series India Leaderboard Standings After Day 2

RankPlayerPoints
1Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh3,530
2Chirag 'miyagi' Sodha2,908
3Vinay 'vinay09' Rajpal2,533
4Bhanu 'Chennaino1' Prakash KC2,312
5Ritwik 'Ritwikkhanna' Khanna2,107
6Gautam 'M8a7' Rohilla2,091
7comeon2,047
8Rishabh 'ryuk' Malik1,970
9Rajneesh 'msdhoni' Thakur1,938
10Myron 'priyankAAchoprAA' Pereira1,747

 

Adda52

Day 2 of the WPT Online India series crowned nine champions. At the same time, the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT India Unreal completed Flight 2.

The lone WPT trophy event of the day, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT Monday Feature 6-Max, was taken down by Saumya ‘bigcards’ Agarwal, who decimated a 442-entry strong field to win a personal best (on Adda52) ₹3.67 Lakhs and her first WPT trophy. Agarwal now has ₹4.63 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Adda52 with ₹1.01 Lakhs in net profits. Amit ’4AcesClub’ Saraff secured a runner-up payday worth ₹2.17 Lakhs.

Saumya Agarwal
Saumya Agarwal

 

Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar posted three ITM finishes on Monday that included two FT scores. He collectively earned ₹1.28 Lakhs through the day, breaching the ₹50 Lakhs mark in lifetime winnings. His scores were:

Avinash Kumar
Avinash Kumar

 

> 4th Adda52’s WPT Monday Feature 6-Max for ₹1.12 Lakhs

> 6th in Adda52’s WPT Alpha for ₹11,688

> 21st in Adda5’s WPT Late Night PKO for ₹4,161

Avinash Kumar’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹50.99 Lakhs|Lifetime Profits: ₹6.33 Lakhs

The former Godfather runner-up finisher Vivek’ victor2coolsmart’ Karwa clinched his first WPT Online title in the ₹7 Lakhs GTD WPT Table for 6 for ₹1.53 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘rishabh31’ (2nd for ₹1.42 Lakhs).

Vivek Karwa
Vivek Karwa

 

The ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal promises to be a historic event for Indian poker. Flight 2 of the event clocked in 390 participants who bought in for ₹499. Only 10% of the field, i.e., 39 players, advanced through to Day 2. The users ‘MAYANU11’ (370,476), Sagar ‘Sagar28389’ Gulati (334,469), ‘arjunraghani4444’ (295,454), ‘Das378’ (290,719), and ‘sangeeta132’ (277,008) carried forward the top stacks of the day.

Sagar Gulati
Sagar Gulati

 

Ashish’ xznny112’ Nailwal (Won WPT Classic ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.10 Lakhs), Himanshu ‘baagdi’ Bagdwal (Won WPT Hustle ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹83,159), ‘FB-LoveSeason’ (Won WPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹75,000), ‘rknitesh’ (Won WPT Late Night PKO ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹67,440), ‘Indianthug’ (Won WPT Alpha ₹2.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,855), Anurag’ Krifard’ Rawat (Won WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹44,340), and ‘sadhu16’ (Won WPT Battlefield ₹1.4 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,400) won the other WPT titles on Monday.

Ashish Nailwal
Ashish Nailwal

 

The former Full House & The Millionaire champion Devrat ’Vickypune’ Singh headlines the WPT Online India Mega leaderboard with 192 points. ‘FuckedUpLife’ (180 points) and Avinash’ I_fart_you_faint’ Kumar (174 points) are ranked #2 and #3, respectively.

Devrat Singh
Devrat Singh

 

WPT Online India Leaderboard Standings After Day 2

RankPlayerPoints
1Devrat 'Vickypune' Singh192
2FuckedUpLife180
3Avinash 'i_fart_you_faint' Kumar174
4Ashwin 'Ashwinvijay1399' Vijay172
5Chikku36172
6Ritwik 'ritwik27' Khanna165
7Satnam 'LUCKYS0007' Singh164
8Ashish 'rocky3705' Ahuja154
9ft3149
10Arun 'runyrules' Sriram145

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale offered a significant ₹1.35 Lakhs in overlay value on the back of an entry field of 146 participants. After over seven hours of action, the user ‘kabir2298’ ran past the competition to win ₹94,563. ‘sidisme1515’ placed runner-up for ₹78,157.

Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra came out on top in the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack to win ₹42,049 after defeating site reg ‘RAV1619’ (runner-up for ₹18,480) in the heads-up play.

Karan Malhotra
Karan Malhotra

 

Karan Malhotra cashed out for over ₹1.06 Lakhs on Monday. His top finishes include:

> 1st in Deepstack for ₹42,049

> 8th in APT#10 Monday Major for ₹54,508

> 20th in APT#13 Turbo for ₹8,387

Manas ‘Batman7796’ Nayak (won Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,873), ‘Poker_Basilisk’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹16,458), ‘yogisoni270′ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹11,597), ‘Limp157’ (Won Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTD for ₹15,247), and ‘hardyindin’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹10,495) shipped the other Monday marquees.

The other Monday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Ashish 'xznny112' Nailwal₹1.09 LakhsWPT Classic ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Himanshu ‘baagdi’ Bagdwal₹83,159WPT Hustle ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
FB-LoveSeason₹75,000WPT Multiplier ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
rknitesh₹67,440WPT Late Night PKO ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Indianthug₹53,855WPT Alpha ₹2.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Shreepal 'ROCKSTAR777' Jain
₹47,869Ultimate PLO ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Anurag 'Krifard' Rawat₹44,340WPT Daily Warmup ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra₹42,049Deepstack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
sadhu16₹36,400WPT Battlefield ₹1.4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
75##.717##9_2257163₹33,000The Closer ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDGoodPoker
Manas ‘Batman7796’ Nayak₹31,873Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Gaurav 'BIT00Poker' Verma₹18,000Monday Blues ₹75K GTDPokerDangal
Poker_Basilisk₹16,458Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
Limp157₹15,247Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
Prem 'Psyclone' Amarnani
₹14,394The Centurion ₹65K GTD
Spartan Poker
yogisoni2704₹11,597Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
hardyindin₹10,495Primetime Grind ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
the_godfather
₹9,387Unstoppable ₹25K GTD
Spartan Poker
Prem 'Psyclone' Amarnani
₹7,681Striker ₹45K GTD
Spartan Poker

 

IOPC#138 The Crown ₹3.5 Crores GTD Final Table Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 1,896

Re-entries – 682

Re-buys – 1,180

Prize Pool – ₹3,75,80,000

Places Paid – 525

The eight-handed final table of the IOPC The Crown was as thrilling as it was expected to be, if not more! Lasting for more than two-and-a-half hours, the magnum opus of the IOPC July edition finally crowned a champion in Vaibhav Temani, aka ‘AllinPavBhaji’!

The former PMVS Main Event champion won his career-first IOPC title, and what an event to win it in! Having entered the final table with the fourth-largest stack, Vaibhav Temani faced stiff competition from the final table, especially his heads-up opponent, India’s poker pioneer, Aditya Agarwal.

The poker genius dominated the final table action from the get-go, and for the most part, it looked like Agarwal was going to be crowned the next champion. Though Temani entered the heads-up against the ‘Poker Guru’ with a glaring 10:1 chip deficit, he stuck to his gun and ultimately took down the IOPC Crown for a life-altering ₹57.26 Lakhs. Adding his 66th place finish for ₹76,287 to the tally, Temani netted ₹58.02 Lakhs in winnings in the event. Temani has now booked the final seat at the IOPC Masters Table that will play out on August 4 at 5 PM.

Aditya Agarwal, for his part, once again proved why he is considered one of the best in the business. Despite being away from the online felts for a while, Agarwal made it count when it truly mattered. Though he missed out on the title, he still added a hefty ₹33.20 Lakhs payday. The Kolkata-born pro, who is currently residing in Goa, also cashed multiple times in the event.

The first elimination on the final table was of Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal. A phenomenal online crusher, Rajpal had placed third in Series Leaderboard of the inaugural National Poker Series (NPS). He did not feature among the top 10 of the IOPC Leaderboard, but he cashed a total of 24 times in the series, which included four FTs and one IOPC title win. Rajpal was eliminated when his ran into Vaibhav ‘AllinPavBhaji’ Temani’s . The latter paired his king on the flop, sending Rajpal to the rail in eighth place.

Mayank ‘KeepHustling’ Jaggi is a known name in the domestic circuit and has been away from the virtual felts recently. But he made his experience count as he avoided becoming the first player to fall on the final table, despite starting out with the shortest stack. Nevertheless, he could not extend his stay at the felt for much longer and bowed out in seventh place when his were bested by Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav’s .

Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj was the next to go in sixth place. The FTS 2.0 Double Stack champion pitted his against Yadav’s . The board made no difference to Bajaj, bringing an end to his run. With this score, Ankit Bajaj has cashed 28 times in this series, with this being his second FT finish.

The relatively lesser-known Amit ‘guru’ J found himself on the losing end of a flip with his failing to match up to Aditya’ Yennefer’ Agarwal’s that rivered two pairs of tens and deuces. Amit J was dismissed in fifth place.

Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani`s pursuit for the diamond-studded gold crown ended in fourth place. The Game Changer 3.0 champion has only one IOPC title under his belt, i.e., the IOPC Millionaire United, that he had won in the IOPC January edition. In the hunt for his second IOPC title, Kripalani’s came up against Agarwal’s and, expectedly, resulted in Kripalani hitting the rail.

Soon after Kripalani’s elimination, Agarwal picked up his third victim on the final table. This time around, it was the IOPC Leaderboard topper Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav. The former Millionaire winner has been in exceptional form throughout the series, being the only player to have won five IOPC titles in this edition. Yadav had started out with the second shortest stack and did tremendously well to make it to three-handed play. Unfortunately, his dream run for the IOPC Crown ended two places short as his were crushed by Agarwal’s . Yadav bowed out in third place; however, he ends the series with 19,914 points on the IOPC Leaderboard, netting a jaw-dropping ₹30 Lakhs in leaderboard prizes!

With Yadav out of the way, Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal (50,081,112) and Vaibhav ‘AllinPavBhaji’ Temani (6,288,888) squared off for the heads-up match. With a 10:1 chip lead, Agarwal was easily the favorite to win the grand prize. But Temani had other plans.

Unwilling to give up hope, the latter fought back. He won a few double-ups against Agarwal early on and then took down a 10.80 Million pot when his held up against Agarwal’s . The runout brought and Temani chipped up to 10.807 Million.

Temani took over the chip lead when his trumped Agarwal`s on the runout .

The chip lead exchanged hands several times between the duo, but once Temani got the momentum going in his favor, there was no stopping him. The heads-up lasted for a little over 30 minutes, and in the end, it was Temani who walked away with the coveted title.

On the final hand, Agarwal’s was up against Temani’s . The showdown completed a Queen-high flush for Temani, relegating Agarwal to a runner-up finish.

Final Table Results

  1. Vaibhav ‘AllinPavBhaji’ Temani – ₹57,26,064
  2. Aditya ‘Yennefer’ Agarwal – ₹33,20,756
  3. Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav – ₹20,99,782
  4. Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani – ₹16,67,612
  5. Amit’ guru’ J – ₹12,57,238
  6. Ankit’ ON_MY_MAC’ Omprakash Bajaj – ₹8,79,372
  7. Mayank ‘KeepHustling’ Jaggi – ₹6,65,166
  8. Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal – ₹5,56,184

 

WPT Unreal 1 Crore GTD Flight 2 – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹499

Entries – 303

Re-entries – 87

Survivors – 39

Total Entries – 390

Flight 2 of the ₹1 Crore GTD WPT Unreal recorded a starting field of 390 participants who bought in for the mere ₹499. At the end of the stipulated levels of play, only 39 survivors made the cut for Day 2.

Adda52 user ‘MAYANU11’ (370,476), Sagar ‘Sagar28389’ Gulati (334,469), ‘arjunraghani4444’ (295,454), ‘Das378’ (290,719), and ‘sangeeta132’ (277,008) topped the day-end chip counts.

Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (235,401) was the only other known player among the top 10 stacks.

The event needs 22,222 total entries across 30 starting flights to hit its UNREAL guarantee. Adding the 417 entrants from Flight 1, the event has gathered 807 participants.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Flight 2

  1. MAYANU11 – 370,476
  2. Sagar ‘Sagar28389’ Gulati – 334,469
  3. arjunraghani4444 – 295,454
  4. 4. Das378 – 290,719
  5. sangeeta132 – 277,008
  6. rejoiner – 243,782
  7. Nishantrty – 243,421
  8. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – 235,401
  9. tomdwan1993 – 235,131
  10. Iamthebitch – 204,569

 

APT #11 Mini Main Event 50 Lakhs GTD – Day 1B – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 204

Re-entries – 113

Survivors – 34

Day 1B of the ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT #11 Mini Main Event logged in 317 entries. Only 34 of them made the cut for Day 2, with Sunday’s APT #1 Kickoff champion, Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj (257,000), topping the surviving field.

The former Sunday Superstack champion, Anandbabu ‘iamanand’ Pallikona (229,000), Rohit ‘acesinyourfaces’ Setia (216,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (213,000), Divanshu ‘1diot’ Khurana (211,000), Bobbe ‘Furiosaa’ Suri (198,000), Arman ‘Qbranch’ Khan (196,000), and Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha (180,000) carried forward the other top stacks of the day.

OVERLAY ALERT: Counting the attendance in the two starting flights, the event has logged in 598 entries so far and needs to bring in at least 1,068 participants to play its final flight today if it has to meet the ₹50 Lakhs prize pool guarantee. Day 2 plays out at 7.30 PM on August 4.

2nd in Chips Anand Babu Pallikona
2nd in Chips Anand Babu Pallikona

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Vinayak ‘salmanbhai’ Bajaj – 257,000
  2. Anandbabu ‘iamanand’ Pallikona – 229,000
  3. Rohit ‘acesinyourfaces’ Setia – 216,000
  4. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – 213,000
  5. Divanshu ‘1diot’ Khurana – 211,000
  6. Think_again – 210,000
  7. FISHPRO00 – 199,000
  8. Bobbe ‘Furiosaa’ Suri – 198,000
  9. Arman ‘Qbranch’ Khan – 196,000
  10. Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha – 180,000

 

APT #10 Monday Major 20 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 281

Re-entries – 337

Prize Pool – ₹21,63,000

Places Paid – 72

Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal won the second APT trophy at the ongoing series. Agarwal was among the 618 competitors who paid ₹3,850 to enter the ₹20 Lakhs GTD APT #10 Monday Major. He ran past the competition to win the ₹4.09 Lakhs up-top and his first APT title. Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra placed runner-up for ₹2.87 Lakhs.

Sanat Mehrotra also placed sixth in Spartan Poker’s ReCharge for ₹45,477, winning a cumulative ₹3.32 Lakhs last night.

Sanat Mehrotra`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.95 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.23 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.73 Crores | Ranked #17 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings

Anant ‘Pro_Pro’ Purohit (3rd for ₹1.84 Lakhs), Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra (4th for ₹1.36 Lakhs), Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha (6th for ₹81,978), Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh (7th for ₹68,351) and Deepstack champion Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra (8th for ₹54,508) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Shubham ‘backchod’ Agarwal – ₹4,08,807
  2. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – ₹2,86,598
  3. Anant ‘Pro_Pro’ Purohit – ₹1,84,288
  4. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – ₹1,36,485
  5. laaalaa – ₹1,02,310
  6. Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha – ₹81,978
  7. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – ₹68,351
  8. Karan ‘karangogi’ Malhotra – ₹54,508

 

WPT Monday Feature 6-Max 15 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹3,500

Entries – 252

Re-entries – 190

Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Places Paid – 49

The WPT trophy event of the day, the ₹15 Lakhs GTD WPT Monday Feature 6-Max, saw Saumya ‘bigcards’ Agarwal outlast the 442-entry strong field to win a personal best (on Adda52) ₹3.67 Lakhs. Amit ‘4AcesClub’ Saraff secured a runner-up payday worth ₹2.17 Lakhs.

Saumya Agarwal now boasts ₹4.63 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Adda52 and ₹1.01 Lakhs in net profits.

Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar scored three ITM finishes on Monday, including two FT scores. He collectively earned ₹1.28 Lakhs, breaching the ₹50 Lakhs mark in lifetime scores. His scores were:

> 4th Adda52’s WPT Monday Feature 6-Max for ₹1.12 Lakhs

> 6th in Adda52’s WPT Alpha for ₹11,688

> 21st in Adda5’s WPT Late Night PKO for ₹4,161

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (6th for ₹52,500) also FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. Saumya ‘bigcards’ Agarwal – ₹3,67,500
  2. Amit ‘4AcesClub’ Saraff – ₹2,17,500
  3. jigmet8888 – ₹1,50,000
  4. Avinash ‘i_fart_you_faint’ Kumar – ₹1,12,500
  5. Sherpa84 – ₹75,000
  6. Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja – ₹52,500

 

APT #12 PLO 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 194

Re-entries – 302

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 63

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT #12 PLO logged in 496 entries, overlaying a marginal ₹8,000. The former Full House runner-up finisher Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal clinched the title and the top prize of ₹1.94 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with the inaugural APT India Online Player of the Series (POS) Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube (runner-up for ₹1.36 Lakhs).

Vinay Rajpal also placed eighth in the IOPC #138 – The Crown for ₹5.56 Lakhs last night, rounding up ₹7.94 Lakhs in total winnings.

Vinay Rajpal`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.74 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹79.56 Lakhs

Final Table Results

  1. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – ₹1,94,300
  2. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube – ₹1,36,200
  3. isildurr45 – ₹87,600
  4. srb9582 – ₹64,800
  5. antman007 – ₹48,600
  6. Sanju876 – ₹39,000
  7. karan23 – ₹32,500
  8. shades92 – ₹25,900

*denotes heads-up deal

 

APT#13 (6-Max) Turbo ₹8 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,815

Entries – 331

Re-entries – 267

Prize Pool – ₹9,86,700

Places Paid – 72

Pravin ‘littlejony’ Garle outlasted the 598 entry-field in the ₹8 Lakhs GTD APT#13 Turbo to win ₹1.71 Lakhs. Rising Star Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja secured the runner-up payday worth ₹1.45 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Pratibh Saluja`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.73 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹61.91 Lakhs

Aditya Singh ‘gooner67’ Punn (4th for ₹62,261), Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (5th for ₹46,671), and poker mom Radhika ‘Chiquita’ Shankar (6th for ₹37,396) FT-ed the event.

Runner-up Pratibh Salujha
Runner-up Pratibh Salujha

 

Final Table Results

  1. Pravin ‘littlejony’ Garle -₹1,71,423*
  2. Pratibh ‘pratibhsaluja’ Saluja – ₹1,45,801*
  3. rajukumar541a – ₹84,067
  4. Aditya Singh ‘gooner67’ Punn – ₹62,261
  5. Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur – ₹46,671
  6. Radhika ‘Chiquita’ Shankar – ₹37,396

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

ReCharge ₹8 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 196

Re-entries – 57

Re-buys – 212

Prize Pool – ₹9,30,000

Places Paid – 31

Parth ‘ucallucry’ Budhraja outran 465 participants in Spartan Poker`s ₹8 Lakhs GTD ReCharge, banking a ₹1.63 Lakhs top prize, following a three-way deal with Ashish ‘King$layer’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹1.30 Lakhs) and ‘tull1969’ (3rd for ₹1.28 Lakhs).

Parth Budhraja also placed 14th in the ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD Epic for ₹2,000, taking his overall winnings for the day to ₹1.65 Lakhs.

Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma (4th for ₹75,702), Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR (5th for ₹59,892), Young Gun Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra (6th for ₹45,477) and Siddhanth ‘Liu Kang’ Kapoor (7th for ₹33,201) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Parth ‘ucallucry’ Budhraja – ₹1,63,486*
  2. Ashish ‘King$layer’ Kumar – ₹1,30,875*
  3. tull1969 – ₹1,28,139*
  4. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – ₹75,702
  5. Praveen ‘pinawxd’ KR – ₹59,892
  6. Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra – ₹45,477
  7. Siddhanth ‘Liu Kang’ Kapoor – ₹33,201
  8. bluechipp – ₹24,273

*denotes three-way deal

 

WPT Table for 6 7 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 149

Re-entries – 140

Prize Pool – ₹7,22,500

Places Paid – 30

Adda52’s 9:30 PM attraction, the ₹7 Lakhs GTD WPT Table for 6, brought in 289 hopefuls, creating a ₹7.22 Lakhs prize pool. The event played down to a heads-up deal with the former Godfather runner-up finisher Vivek ‘victor2coolsmart’ Karwa, coming out on top to win ₹1.53 Lakhs. Adda52 user ‘rishabh31’ placed runner-up for ₹1.42 Lakhs.

Vivek Karwa`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.42 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹11.18 Lakhs

The APT #8 DST champion Rising Star Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna (3rd for ₹83,088), Praveen ‘thepokerfaceblr’ Chandra (5th for ₹41,544), and Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar (6th for ₹28,900) also FT-ed the tourney.

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh bubbled the FT in seventh place for ₹21,675.

Final Table Results

  1. Vivek ‘victor2coolsmart’ Karwa – ₹1,53,450*
  2. rishabh31 – ₹1,41,691*
  3. Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna – ₹83,088
  4. Oshuri – ₹61,413
  5. Praveen ‘thepokerfaceblr’ Chandra – ₹41,544
  6. Sanjay ‘Floppednuts’ Kumar – ₹28,900

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

APT#8 DST ₹5 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 282

Re-entries – 312

Prize Pool – ₹5,94,000

Places Paid – 72

Rising Star Ritwik ‘Ritwikkhanna’ Khanna shipped the ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT#8 DST, outlasting the 594-entry field to win ₹1.12 Lakhs. The runner-up prize worth ₹78,705 went to ‘AACES71’.

Khanna also final-tabled the WPT Table for 6, in all adding ₹2.10 Lakhs on Monday. His top finishes include:

> 1st in the APT #8 DST ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.12 Lakhs

> 3rd in the WPT Table for 6 for ₹83,088

> 10th in APT #12 PLO ₹10 Lakhs GTD for ₹14,300

Online regular Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari (3rd for ₹50,609), Aniruddha ‘PocketacesAJ’ Joshi (5th for ₹28,096), and Abhiroop ‘Daniel90’ Gupta (8th for ₹14,969) also FT-ed the event.

 

APT #9 PKO ₹5 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 203

Re-entries – 188

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 45

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT#9 PKO started at 5.30 PM and went on for a little over five hours before one of the IOPC Leaderboard toppers, Bhanu Prakash ‘Çhennaino1’ KC, claimed the top honors for ₹1.05 Lakhs. IOPC #11 – Monday Spotlight runner-up finisher Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta stood second for ₹73,500.

Runner-up Guruprasad Gupta
Runner-up Guruprasad Gupta

 

Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna (4th for ₹35,000), Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha (5th for ₹26,250), and Piyush ‘Piyush303’ Lalchandani (8th for ₹14,000) also FT-ed the tourney.

 

Battle Royale 5 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 90

Re-entries – 56

Regular Prize Pool – ₹3,17,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹1,82,500

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 14

PokerStars India user ‘kabir2298’ shipped the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale for ₹94,563 after beating ‘sidisme1515’ (runner-up for ₹78,157) in the heads-up play. The former Sixth Sense champion, ‘kabir2298’, now boasts ₹2.07 Lakhs in site-profits.

The ₹2,750 entry buy-in event registered 146 entries, overlaying ₹1.35 Lakhs. The 7:30 PM event ended at 2:32 AM, and the top 14 places boarded the money bus.

Ashish ‘TRIPPINonACID’ Kumar (5th for ₹28,421) and Adarsh ‘Subham007’ Subham (6th for ₹22,279) also FT-ed the tourney.

 

The Flash ₹4 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 215

Re-entries – 50

Re-buys – 134

Prize Pool – ₹4,00,000

Places Paid – 39

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD The Flash gathered 399 entries, falling one entry short of its listed guarantee.

The event ran from 9:30 PM to 4:43 AM, and the anonymous user ‘Kalidenalii’

topped the field to pocket the ₹80,200 winner’s paycheque. ‘elbedonk’ finished runner-up for ₹53,320.

Manish ‘diamond101’ Ranjan (3rd for ₹39,000), Abhiroop ‘Ron007’ Gupta (5th for ₹24,680), and Navaneesha ‘np406’ P (7th for ₹13,720) also FT-ed the tourney.

 

Deepstack 1.75 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 83

Re-entries – 47

Regular Prize Pool – ₹93,750

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹81,250

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,75,000

Places Paid – 13

Karan ‘gogikaran’ Malhotra was the last player standing in PokerStars India`s ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack and won ₹42,049. The user ‘RAV1619’ came second for ₹18,480.

Karan Malhotra lapped up over ₹1.06 Lakhs last night from three deep runs, including the Deepstack win. He finished eighth in APT #10 Monday Major for ₹54,508 and placed 20th in APT #13 Turbo for ₹8,387.

Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar (5th for ₹9,535) and Siddharth ‘gangnam gangi’ Gangwar (7th for ₹5,976) also FT-ed the tourney!

 

The Closer ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD GoodPoker

Buy-in – ₹1,000

Entries – 147

Re-entries – 50

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 21

GoodPoker’s The Closer wrangled in 197 entries, crushing the ₹1.50 Lakhs guarantee by ₹29,000. The user ‘75##.717##9_2257163’ came out on top to win ₹33,000 after defeating Tanmoy ‘tanmo’ Chatterjee heads-up. Chatterjee added ₹24,000 to his poker bankroll for his second-place finish.

 

Monday Blues ₹75K GTD PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 73

Re-entries – 20

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 15

Gaurav ‘BIT00Poker’ Verma took down PokerDangal’s ₹75K GTD Monday Blues for ₹18,000. ’88bluff’ came second for ₹13,125.

 

This report was updated at 8 PM on 03.08.2021.

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Daily Majors: Harshad Barve Champions ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC Blaze of Glory to Win Career-Best ₹16.97 Lakhs!

With the 11th edition of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) on its second day, Monday wasn’t as slow-paced as it usually is. With the first of the series’ six marquees, the Blaze of Glory, playing down to a champion, the virtual rail was lit up as hundreds of railbirds tuned in for the FT live stream, where the long-time circuit reg Harshad Barve (cover image) clinched the IOPC Gold Badge and a career-best ₹16.98 Lakhs! The start-of-the-FT chip leader Ashwin Vijay chopped the top prize heads-up with Barve to collect ₹12.01 Lakhs.

Day 2 of the IOPC had six events on the schedule, and Saroj Mehta championed the day’s headliner, the IOPC#10 Monday Prime for ₹4.37 Lakhs, following a three-way deal with ‘Chowmeinchoudhary’ (runner-up for ₹3.48 Lakhs) and Vivek Karwa (3rd for ₹3.48 Lakhs).

Vinay Rajpal was among the breakout winners of Monday with two title victories. He took down Spartan Poker’s IOPC#12 All Rounder and PokerBaazi’s The Big Show, pocketing ₹4.26 Lakhs overall.

The annual leaderboard topper Manish Lakhotia also picked up multiple scores yesterday, including shipping the IOPC#11 Monday Spotlight for ₹1.52 Lakhs. He added ₹2.43 Lakhs in cumulative winnings.

Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal, Aniket Waghmare, Sacheen Ramchandani, Brijesh Negi, Yash Jain, and Vasu Ramanan won the other marquee titles.

Here are the Monday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The first of IOPC July edition’s six marquee tournaments, the ₹1 Crore GTD Blaze of Glory, crowned a champion in Harshad ‘Omglukbox’ Barve, who walked away with a jaw-dropping ₹16.97 Lakhs up-top! This happens to be the former SSS Destiny champion’s biggest online score to date.

Harshad Barve
Harshad Barve

 

The 38-year-old Pune-based player had entered the final table as the fifth biggest stack and ultimately chopped the heads-up with the start-of-final table chip leader Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay (runner-up for ₹12.01 Lakhs) before clinching his second IOPC title.

Runner-up Ashwin Vijay
Runner-up Ashwin Vijay

 

Harshad Barve’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.23 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹33.73 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹91.39 Lakhs FTS 2.0 Main Event winner, Young Gun Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia (3rd for ₹7.42 Lakhs), Advait ‘GTf018’ Rajguru (5th for ₹4.27 Lakhs), Guneet ‘GeeKay’ Kwatra (6th for ₹3.26 Lakhs), Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi (7th for ₹2.50 Lakhs) and Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma (8th for ₹1.77 Lakhs) cashed on the Blaze of Glory final table.

The final table live stream featured some interesting commentary by Peter Abraham, Goonjan Mall, and Young Gun Kanchan Sharma.

Moving onto the Monday grind, Day 2 of the IOPC had six events on the tap, and the ₹23 Lakhs GTD IOPC#10 Monday Prime was the day`s biggest draw. The ₹2,200 entry buy-in tourney registered 1,517 entrants, collecting a prize pool worth ₹30.34 Lakhs. Saroj ‘Pepperchino’ Mehta juggernaut to the top of the field to claim a winner’s paycheque worth ₹4.37 Lakhs. He now has ₹23.7 Lakhs in lifetime online winnings. A three-way deal saw ‘Chowmeinchoudhary’ (runner-up for ₹3.48 Lakhs) and Vivek ‘acchemicals’ Karwa (3rd for ₹3.48 Lakhs) also secure podium finishes.

Vivek Karwa
Vivek Karwa

 

Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal showed off his MTT skills as he took down the ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#12 All Rounder for ₹2.34 Lakhs. Not just that, he also came out on top in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show, raking in over ₹4.26 Lakhs in total winnings. The IOPC#12 All Rounder also played down to a three-way deal. Besides Vinay Rajpal, ‘APOPHIS’ (runner-up for ₹1.67 Lakhs) and Amit ‘Penguin071’ Gaikwad (3rd for ₹1.65 Lakhs) also benefitted from the deal.

The IOPC #12 fourth-place finisher Tarush ‘Tarush123’ Gupta scored an impressive three FT finishes last night, netting ₹1.65 Lakhs in total earnings. His ITM finishes include:

Tarush Gupta
Tarush Gupta

 

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #12 All Rounder for ₹97,856

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s Turbo for ₹42,225

> 3rd in PokerStars India’s Deepstack for ₹17,149

> 23rd in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹8,610

The two-time Millionaire champion Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia is on a mission. And we are not talking about #MissionKhazana. The Siliguri-based pro seems to be on a mission to win or final table tourneys daily. The top-ranked player in the country, Manish Lakhotia, clinched his first IOPC Gold Badge of the series in the ₹6 Lakhs GTD IOPC#11 Monday Spotlight for ₹1.52 Lakhs. He made another three deep runs, netting ₹2.43 Lakhs overall. His deep runs include:

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC#11 Monday Spotlight for ₹1,52,915

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for ₹75,729

> 46th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC#10 Monday Prime for ₹9,800

> 38th in Adda52’s Iron Man for ₹4,525

Manish Lakhotia’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.23 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.96 Crores | Annual Winnings: ~₹2.90 Crores | Ranked #1 on the Annual Leaderboard Standings

The first-ever IOPC Mastermind, Aniket ‘Ntwadumela’ Waghmare, clinched his second IOPC title in the ₹5.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC#8 for ₹1.46 Lakhs. The NPS Gold Medalist and IOPC The Millionaire Legends champion has now accumulated ₹2.61 Crores in tracked online winnings.

Aniket Waghmare
Aniket Waghmare

 

Sacheen ‘Chiefisback’ Ramchandani (Won ₹4 Lakhs GTD IOPC#9 for ₹1.07 Lakhs) and Brijesh ‘AilaaProAaya’ Negi (Won ₹3.5 Lakhs GTD IOPC#7 for ₹81,312) won the other IOPC titles on Monday.

Sacheen Ramchandani
Sacheen Ramchandani

 

With Day 2 now in the books, Suraj N Yadav sits on top of the IOPC Leaderboard standings with 1,858 points. Abhishek Goindi has dropped down to #2 with 1,834 points, while Tanmay Benara is ranked #3 with 1,826 points.

IOPC July Edition Leaderboard Standings After Day 2

RankPlayerPoints
1Suraj 'MR.BEAST' N Yadav1,858
2Abhishek 'MambaMentality' Goindi1,834
3Tanmay 'PlusEv' Benara1,826
4Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC1,706
5Aniket 'Ntwadumela' Waghmare1,645
6Nishkarsh 'DesiKanye' Madavi1,513
7Vinay 'BeepBeepImaJeep' Rajpal1,395
8Chowmeinchoudhary1,372
9Saroj 'Pepperchino' Mehta1,334
10Abhijeet 'knot_snudtke' Kumar1,309

 

PokerBaazi

Capturing his second flagship title of the night, Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal championed PokerBaazi’s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show for ₹1.83 Lakhs, following a heads-up chop with the NPS Main Event runner-up finisher Ashwani ‘Leokarma2609’ Vishwakarma (runner-up for ₹1.81 Lakhs).

Vinay Rajpal
Vinay Rajpal

 

Vinay Rajpal stat’s: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.55 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹71.34 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹63.25 Lakhs | Annual Profit: ₹14.22 Lakhs

The ₹2,750 buy-in event registered 410 entries leading to a prize pool collection of ₹10.25 Lakhs. The top 45 places were paid.

PokerBaazi’s micro-stakes series, the Baazi Grinder Series, commenced a new edition yesterday. Promising over ₹50 Lakhs in prize pool guarantees, the series is slated to run till July 18. Day 1 comprised of six tourneys and the biggest guaranteed event of the day was the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Grinders #4 Holdem Boost. Yash ‘Scylla’ Jain took down the event for ₹70,688, while ‘Gabbar2017’ came second for ₹49,600.

Yash Jain
Yash Jain

 

‘advait1087’ (Won ₹1.25 Lakhs GTD Grinders #5 PLO BOOST for ₹33,500), ‘Amol18’ (Won ₹1 Lakhs GTD Afternoon DST for ₹23,520), Pawan Pawan46 S (Won ₹90K GTD Grinders #6 for ₹21,480), ‘SatyenTrehan’ (Won ₹50K GTD Grinders #2 for ₹11,900) and ‘exzackk’ (Won ₹50K GTD Grinders #3 6-Max for ₹11,300) shipped the other PokerBaazi titles on Monday.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Monday extravaganza, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale, just about broke even on the back of 200 entries. Site regular ‘anuragaces’ was the last player standing and won ₹1.05 Lakhs (includes ₹62,187 in bounties).

The annual leaderboard topper Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia continued his superb Monday night run, placing runner-up for ₹75,729 (includes ₹32,656 in bounties). With the three more deep runs that Lakhotia picked up yesterday, he is now sitting atop ₹8.23 Crores in recorded online winnings, with ₹2.95 Crores in net profits.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia

 

Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Ultrasonic for ₹34,933), ‘Poker_Basilisk’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Bigstack Turbo for ₹26,991), Sanjay ‘baba1g10’ Mohan (Won ₹60K GTD Afternoon on Stars for ₹15,955) and ‘ratishharsha1’ (Won ₹50K GTD Deepstack for ₹11,479) won the other Monday marquee on PokerStars India.

 

Adda52

Young Gun Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal raced ahead of the 452-entry field in Adda52’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man to claim the title and the top prize of ₹2.01 Lakhs. The event posted a ₹8.22 Lakhs prize pool that was distributed among the top 49 runners.

Ujjwal Narwal
Ujjwal Narwal

 

Sunday’s BSS SuperStack champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh, seems to be in unstoppable form. The former Millionaire winner added another ₹2 Lakhs to his bankroll on the back of three deep runs. His ITM finishes include:

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh

 

> 2nd in Adda52’s Iron Man for ₹1,19,283

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC#8 for ₹71,370

> 15th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC#9 for ₹7,231

The mystery user ‘Friction21’ shipped Adda52’s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager for ₹68,279, following a three-way deal with Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (runner-up for ₹56,861) and Umang ‘umang006’ Agarwal (3rd for ₹56,443).

The other Monday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Sacheen ‘Chiefisback’ Ramchandani₹1.07 LakhsIOPC#9 ₹4 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Brijesh ‘AilaaProAaya’ Negi₹81,312IOPC#7 ₹3.5 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Yash ‘Scylla’ Jain₹70,688Grinders #4 Holdem Boost ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Friction21₹68,279Voyager ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Jitendra 'jeet0' Gadhwal
₹54,311Afternoon Adda ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Rids1₹53,547Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.10 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
rpthepoet₹41,900Deepstack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
aishni12
₹36,921Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Vasu ‘Aggrolegend’ Ramanan₹34,933Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
advait1087₹33,500Grinders #5 PLO BOOST 1.25 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Poker_Basilisk₹26,991Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerStars India
Sagar 'sagar28389' Gulati₹24,300Punch ₹90K GTDAdda52
Amol18₹23,520Afternoon DST 1 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Pawan ‘Pawan46’ S₹21,480Grinders #6 90K GTDPokerBaazi
3bet₹16,500Monday Blues ₹75K GTDPokerDangal
Sanjay ‘baba1g10’ Mohan₹15,955Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
SatyenTrehan₹11,900Grinders #2 50K GTDPokerBaazi
Mkskamal₹11,764Evening Adda ₹50K GTDAdda52
ratishharsha1₹11,479Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
exzackk₹11,300Grinders #3 6-max 50K GTDPokerBaazi
Cristo91₹4,600Quick Freeze ₹10K GTDKhelo365

 

Blaze of Glory – 1 Crore GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹7,700

Entries – 773

Re-entries – 273

Re-buys – 454

Prize Pool – ₹1,05,00,000

Places Paid – 215

Long-time circuit reg Harshad ‘Omglukbox’ Barve took down the first of the six marquee events at the ongoing IOPC edition on Spartan Poker – the whopping ₹1 Crore GTD Blaze of Glory to claim his second IOPC title and a career-best ₹16.98 Lakhs. The high stakes cash game regular chopped the top prize heads-up with the start-of-day chip leader Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay, who pocketed ₹12.01 Lakhs.

The ₹7,700 entry buy-in event hosted three starting flights on Sunday, clocking in 1,500 entries between them, and 215 places got paid a share from the ₹1.05 Crore prize pool.

The final eight contestants of the tourney converged for the final table play at 5 PM, and the event was live-streamed from 6 PM, with Peter Abraham, Goonjan Mall, and Young Gun Kanchan Sharma calling the action.

Barve is a former professional water polo professional who has represented Maharashtra and India at various domestic and international sports meets. He is an old-timer and a regular at live poker events since 2010 with a litany of titles under his belt. He championed the 2012 APT Highroller and won his first IOPC title in IOPC The Elite on July 19, 2019. Barve also picked up a fourth-place score at the IPC Highroller in January 2020.

Talking about Barve`s final table run, the 38-year-old poker player from Pune entered the final table fifth in chips but charted a steady climb up. Barve started chipping up after knocking Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi out in seventh place. He found his next victim in Advait ‘GTf018’ Rajguru, whom he eliminated in fifth place. Rajguru held which proved no match against Barve’s that hit a full house on the runout .

At four-handed play, Barve and Vijay were the two top stacks, but the former took the lead after winning a massive pot through ‘Heartbrrkr.’ The latter was chasing a flush draw with but couldn`t get there as the board saw Barve hitting trips.

Barve steadily added to his stack, even as ‘Heartbrrkr’ was eliminated by Vijay with his flopped pair of sevens dominating the former’s pair of fours.

At three-handed play, Barve sat with more chips than Karia and Vijay. Young Gun Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia, who had eliminated Sachin ‘Ulluminati’ Sharma, fought valiantly on the FT but steadily lost his stack. He hit the rail after moving all-in with pocket sevens only to come up against Vijay`s pocket nines. Karia needed a seven to survive but the board ran , eliminating him in third place.

Barve entered heads-up with 1,183,390 against Vijay’s 915,594. The two players shook hands on a deal that handed Barve the IOPC Gold Badge, with Vijay conceding to a runner-up finish.

Final Table Results

  1. Harshad ‘Omglukbox’ Barve – ₹16,97,615*
  2. Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay – ₹12,01,435*
  3. Siddharth ‘Ari Tribbiani’ Karia – ₹7,42,350
  4. Heartbrrkr – ₹5,46,000
  5. Advait ‘GTf018’ Rajguru – ₹4,27,875
  6. Guneet ‘GeeKay’ Kwatra – ₹3,26,865
  7. Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi – ₹250,110
  8. Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma – ₹1,77,135

*denotes heads-up deal

 

IOPC#10 Monday Prime ₹23 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 661

Re-entries – 301

Re-buys – 555

Prize Pool – ₹30,34,000

Places Paid – 143

Just as the live-streamed Blaze of Glory FT played down to a winner, the ₹23 Lakhs GTD IOPC#10 Monday Prime got underway. The IOPC Day 2 headliner garnered a massive 1517-player field, crushing its listed guarantee by ₹7.34 Lakhs.

The action went on for almost nine hours before Saroj ‘Pepperchino’ Mehta came out on top to win ₹4.37 Lakhs after striking a three-way deal with ‘Chowmeinchoudhary’ and Vivek ‘acchemicals’ Karwa – both the players sharing ₹3.49 Lakhs each for securing the second and third position, respectively.

The IOPC#9 third-place finisher Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara (4th for ₹1.78 Lakhs), WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer (5th for ₹1.38 Lakhs), Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak (6th for ₹1.02 Lakhs), and Blaze of Glory fifth-place finisher Advait ‘GTfO18’ Rajguru (8th for ₹52,761) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Saroj ‘Pepperchino’ Mehta – ₹4,37,364*
  2. Chowmeinchoudhary – ₹3,48,678*
  3. Vivek ‘acchemicals’ Karwa – ₹3,48,674*
  4. Tanmay ‘PlusEv’ Benara – ₹1,78,399
  5. Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer – ₹1,38,047
  6. Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak – ₹1,01,639
  7. Ankit ‘magnum736’ Saurabh – ₹73,878
  8. Advait ‘GTfO18’ Rajguru – ₹52,761

*denotes a three-way deal

 

IOPC#12 All Rounder ₹10 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 319

Re-entries – 129

Re-buys – 256

Prize Pool – ₹14,08,000

Places Paid – 63

PokerBaazi`s The Big Show champion Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal conquered the ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#12 All Rounder to win his second title for the day and a payday worth ₹2.34 Lakhs. Here again, the event played down to a three-way deal with ‘APOPHIS’ (2nd for ₹1.68 Lakhs) & Amit’ Penguin071′ Gaikwad (3rd for ₹1.65 Lakhs) banking the other top payouts.

With two flagship titles in one day, Vinay Rajpal added over ₹4.26 Lakhs in cumulative earnings, boosting his online scorecard to ₹2.55 Crores.

The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Turbo champion Tarush ‘Tarush123’ Gupta (4th for ₹97,856), FTS Main Event champion Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha (5th for ₹76,736), TLB crusher Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (6th for ₹60,122), and Spartan Poker regular Nishkarsh ‘DesiKanye’ Madavi (8th for ₹32,102) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal – ₹2,34,232*
  2. APOPHIS – ₹1,67,751*
  3. Amit’ Penguin071′ Gaikwad – ₹1,65,340*
  4. Tarush ‘Tarush123’ Gupta – ₹97,856
  5. Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha – ₹76,736
  6. Bhanu’ spectre’ Prakash KC – ₹60,122
  7. Aurobindo181 – 45,197
  8. Nishkarsh ‘DesiKanye’ Madavi – ₹32,102

*denotes a three-way deal

 

Iron Man 8 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,000

Entries – 245

Re-entries – 207

Prize Pool – ₹8,22,643

Places Paid – 49

Adda52`s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man registered a 452-entry field, and 49 places got paid from the ₹8.23 Lakhs prize pool.

Young Gun Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal shipped the title, winning ₹2.02 Lakhs. The former Ballers champion Narwal defeated PokerGuru Ambassadors Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh (runner-up ₹1.19 Lakhs) and Rony ‘fish4life’ Chowdhury (3rd for ₹82,264) in the three-handed play.

Sunday’s BSS#4 SuperStack champion Mithun Mahesh enjoyed a second consecutive winning run. The former The Millionaire champion finished ITM in a total of four events last evening that included three podium scores, collectively earning ₹2.02 Lakhs. His ITM finishes included:

> 2nd in Adda52’s Iron Man ₹1.19 Lakhs

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #8 for ₹71,370

> 15th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #9 for ₹7,231

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Epic – Freezeout for ₹4,420

Mithun Mahesh’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.14 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.19 Crores | Yearly Winnings: ₹1.38 Crores | Yearly Profits: ₹49.68 Lakhs

Last Friday’s The Ballers winner Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta (5th for ₹41,132) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Ujjwal ‘fourteenk’ Narwal – ₹2,01,547
  2. Mithun ‘themiths’ Mahesh – ₹1,19,283
  3. Rony ‘fish4life’ Chowdhury – ₹82,264
  4. monst3r – ₹61,698
  5. Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta – ₹41,132
  6. Yagduut1211 – ₹28,792

 

The Big Show 7.50 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 193

Re-entries – 217

Prize Pool – ₹10,25,000

Places Paid – 45

Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal went on a tear last night as he took down two flagship titles in a day! Rajpal won the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show on PokerBaazi for a ₹1.83 Lakhs payday following a heads-up chop with the NPS Main Event runner-up finisher Ashwani ‘Leokarma2609’ Vishwakarma (runner-up for ₹1.81 Lakhs).

Rajpal raked in a total of ₹4.26 Lakhs last night, including his first gold badge, after taking down the IOPC #12 – All Rounder for ₹2.32 Lakhs.

The 8 PM The Big Show brought in a starting field of 410 contenders, collecting a guarantee smashing ₹10.25 Lakhs in the prize pool. It took over seven hours of gameplay to crown the champion, and the top 45 places finished ITM.

Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla (3rd for ₹96,863), Amarjeet ‘ninjakar’ Singh (4th for ₹71,750), Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora (5th for ₹53,813), Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi (6th for ₹43,050), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (7th for ₹35,875) also FT-ed the tourney!

Runner-up Ashwani Vishwakarma
Runner-up Ashwani Vishwakarma

 

Final Table Results

  1. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – ₹1,83,941*
  2. Ashwani ‘Leokarma2609’ Vishwakarma – ₹1,81,984*
  3. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla – ₹96,863
  4. Amarjeet ‘ninjakar’ Singh – ₹71,750
  5. Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora – ₹53,813
  6. Ranjeet ‘Rj147’ Negi – ₹43,050
  7. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹35,875
  8. mahakal777 – ₹28,700

*denotes heads-up deal

 

IOPC#11 Monday Spotlight ₹6 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 241

Prize Pool – ₹7,23,000

Places Paid – 31

The ₹6 Lakhs GTD IOPC#11 Monday Spotlight saw one of the most consistent winners of the year walking away with the title. Yes, we are talking about the #1 ranked player on the annual leaderboard, MTT beast Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia, who clinched the title for ₹1.53 Lakhs. Lakhotia ran past a 241-player field, besting online regular Guruprasad’ DONKAKING’ Gupta (runner-up for ₹1.03 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.

Wondering how only one score for Manish Lakhotia? Of course not! The online phenom went on a rampage last night with another three deep runs, including a runner-up finish in PokerStars India’s Battle Royale. In all, he raked in ₹2.43 Lakhs in total earnings and sits atop a mammoth ₹8.23 Crores in recorded lifetime winnings (₹2.96 Crores in lifetime profits).

The tourney ended up creating a guarantee-smashing 7.23 Lakhs prize pool, and 31 places got paid.

Rising Star Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh (3rd for ₹72,589), Rajneesh ‘samkap’ Thakur (4th for ₹58,852), PokerStars India’s “Star of the Month – FebruaryArmaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (6th for ₹35,355), and Manish ‘diamond101’ Ranjan (7th for ₹25,811) also FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Guruprasad Gupta
Runner-up Guruprasad Gupta

 

Final Table Results

  1. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – ₹1,52,914
  2. Guruprasad ‘DONKAKING’ Gupta – ₹1,02,955
  3. Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh – ₹72,589
  4. Rajneesh ‘samkap’ Thakur – ₹58,852
  5. Mr vishnani – ₹46,561
  6. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – ₹35,355
  7. Manish ‘diamond101’ Ranjan – ₹25,811
  8. X–factor – ₹18,870

 

IOPC#8 ₹5.75 Lakhs GTD Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 227

Re-entries – 60

Re-buys – 201

Prize Pool – ₹7,32,000

Places Paid – 39

The first-ever IOPC Mastermind Aniket ‘Ntwadumela’ Waghmare took down Spartan Poker’s IOPC#8 to win his second IOPC title and a ₹1.47 Lakhs payday. The user ‘Drunkenstein’ finished runner-up for ₹97,576.

The tourney sailed past its ₹5.75 Lakhs guarantee by a ₹1.57 Lakhs margin after registering 488 participants.

Iron Man runner-up finisher PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘Zima Blue’ Mahesh (3rd for ₹71,370), Biru ‘Donyipolo’ Nasi (4th for ₹57,608), Rajesh ‘Folsom’ Kumar (6th for ₹34,184), and MTT pro Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (8th for ₹18,446) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Aniket ‘Ntwadumela’ Waghmare – ₹1,46,766
  2. Drunkenstein – ₹97,576
  3. Mithun ‘Zima Blue’ Mahesh – ₹71,370
  4. Biru ‘Donyipolo’ Nasi – ₹57,608
  5. Indianthug – ₹45,164
  6. Rajesh ‘Folsom’ Kumar – ₹34,184
  7. tanmay1818 – ₹25,108
  8. Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit – ₹18,446

 

Battle Royale [7-Max] 5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 107

Re-entries – 93

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 23

PokerStars India`s ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale precisely broke even on its advertised guarantee after 200 players signed up to play. The user ‘anuragaces’ took down the title to win ₹1.05 Lakhs (includes ₹62,187 in bounties) with the IOPC #11 Monday Spotlight champion and current annual leaderboard topper, Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia, placing runner-up for ₹75,729 (includes ₹32,656 in bounties).

In addition to the IOPC #11 Monday Spotlight title and the Battle Royale runner-up finish, Lakhotia made another two ITM finishes, collectively earning ₹2.43 Lakhs.

Adarsh ‘Subham007’ Subham (3rd for ₹31,259), PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (4th for ₹30,479), Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni (6th for ₹18,347) and Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik (7th for ₹17,905) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. anuragaces – ₹1,05,260
  2. Manish ‘theoldestkid’ Lakhotia – ₹75,729
  3. Adarsh ‘Subham007’ Subham – ₹31,259
  4. Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved – ₹30,479
  5. dealthemaces – ₹23,189
  6. Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni – ₹18,347
  7. Amit ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ Kaushik – ₹17,905

 

Voyager 3 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 196

Re-entries – 159

Prize Pool – ₹3,55,003

Places Paid – 38

Adda52’s 9:30 PM attraction, the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager, brought in 355 hopefuls, creating a guarantee-crushing ₹3.55 Lakhs prize pool.

A three-way deal saw anonymous user ‘Friction21’ winning the Voyager title for career-best (on Adda52) ₹68,279. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (runner-up for ₹56,861) and Umang ‘umang006’ Agarwal (3rd for ₹56,443) were the other beneficiaries of the deal.

The champion now has 9.06 Lakhs in recorded winnings on Adda52 and ₹1.30 Lakhs in site profits.

Anmolraj ‘anmolraj’ Singh Chawla (4th for ₹28,400) and Aniket ‘WhiteRabbit’ Sharma (8th for ₹8,875) also FT-ed the tourney.

 

Grinders #4 Holdem Boost 2 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 182

Re-entries – 138

Prize Pool – ₹3,20,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi`s low-to-mid stakes Grinders Series is back for another edition. And Day 1 of the series was headlined by the ₹2 Lakhs GTD Grinders #4 Holdem Boost.

Yash ‘Scylla’ Jain topped the 320-entry field to collect ₹70,688 in prize money. ‘Gabbar2017’ finished runner-up for ₹49,600.

 

Deepstack 1.75 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 101

Re-entries – 54

Prize Pool – ₹1,93,750

Places Paid – 17

PokerStars India user ‘rpthepoet’ came out on top in the ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack to win ₹41,900 (includes ₹24,395 in bounties). Site regular Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla finished runner-up for ₹31,119 (includes ₹13,613 in bounties).

 

Monday Blues 75K GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 97

Re-buys – 31

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 20

The user ‘3bet’ took down the ₹75K GTD Monday Blues on PokerDangal to win ₹16,500 after besting ‘Royalcup38’ (runner-up for ₹12,375) heads-up.

 

Quick Freeze 10K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹220

Entries – 17

Re-entries – 13

Prize Pool – ₹10,000

Places Paid – 4

Khelo365 user ‘Cristo91’ was the last player standing in the ₹10K GTD Quick Freeze and won ₹4,600. ‘Johnathan’ placed runner-up for ₹2,600.

 

This report was updated at 7 PM on 13.7.2021.

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