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Mohammad Azhar, Mithun Mahesh, Gopal Bajaj & Vivek Singh Reel in Massive Scores on Sunday

While the 2022 WSOP is on its last legs, the Sunday online action back home was nothing short of electrifying, with Spartan Poker`s inaugural India Turbo Masters (ITM) playing down to a scintillating finale!

It was a terrific day for PokerGuru Staking all around. The stable`s head honcho Kartik Ved came within striking distance of winning his second WSOP bracelet in the 2022 WSOP Event #87: $5,000 8-Handed NLHE, finishing 4th for $172,103 (~1.37 Crores). Not too long before that, his stable mate PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja won his first WSOP Circuit ring in WSOP Circuit Series Event #11 – $100K GTD NLHE Double Stack on WSOP.com for $28,883 (~23.09 Lakhs).

The user ‘Loot_era’ topped the Sunday charts after taking down Spartan Poker’s ITM #49 Main Event for a personal-best 28.11 Lakhs. ‘Sanju0101’ (2nd for 15.99 Lakhs) and Mohammad Azhar (3rd for 11.29 Lakhs) posted podium finishes in the ITM Main Event. Azhar cashed another three events, rounding up 11.69 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun Mahesh was the standout winner from the stable. The MTT pro fired up eight ITM finishes across his Sunday grind on domestic sites, banking an impressive 9.82 Lakhs (overall). He made two top finishes ( 5th & 11th place) in Spartan Poker’s ITM #49 – Main Event for 8.24 Lakhs (collectively) and finished sixth in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 61,578.

The nine-time IOPC title winner Gopal Bajaj hit the Sunday jackpot, winning Spartan Poker’s ITM #46 Sunday Supersonic for a career-best 8.51 Lakhs. Vaibhav Arora came second for 5.40 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek Singh was another trailblazer for the team and filled in almost 8.16 Lakhs in Sunday winnings, including shipping the Adda52 Millions for 6.86 Lakhs (his second time winning the Sunday flagship title this year).

Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, part of the Indian contingent in Vietnam for the APT Summer Festival Hanoi VSOP, took down Adda52’s Mega Suits for 6.35 Lakhs.

Rising Star Aman Parakh made the victory march in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack, netting 5.58 Lakhs in first-place prize money (6.94 Lakhs overall). The veteran poker pro Dhaval Mudgal collected 3.91 Lakhs in second place.

The two-time BSS SuperStack champion Siddharth Pandey was another chartbuster, and he raked in 3.69 Lakhs from two title victories and another FT finish. He won PokerBaazi’s BSS SPRINT for 1.89 Lakhs and Spartan Poker’s ITM #47 Hyper for 62,456.

The user ‘powertostar’ championed PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) for 2.84 Lakhs. ‘FHIRSE’ settled for a runner-up payday worth 1.72 Lakhs.

The #1 ranked player of the month, Vikranth Varma, took down Spartan Poker’s ITM #45 DST for 2.39 Lakhs, beating Utkarsh Vaish (2nd for 1.61 Lakhs) heads-up.

PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj won PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 2.30 Lakhs – picking up his fourth high roller title of the year. Myron Pereira placed second for 1.77 Lakhs.

The 2021 APT Online India champion Rajat Mahajan came out on top in Spartan Poker’s ITM #48 DST to win 2.04 Lakhs.

‘BlindMan’sBluff’ (Won ITM #50 Turbo for 1.36 Lakhs) and ‘Royalcosta’ (Won ITM #44 Turbo for 67,558) were the other two India Turbo Masters titles on the last day of the series.

Adda52 regular ‘VishuChi’ conquered the Sunday Showdown for the second time last night for 1.93 Lakhs and struck a three-way deal with Tanmay Benara (2nd for 1.42 Lakhs) and the first-ever Game Changer champion Prashanth Sekar (3rd for 1.04 Lakhs).

Adarsh Jha won PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack 6-Max for 1.82 Lakhs, with Atishay Samuel pocketing 1.27 Lakhs in second place.

Pocket52 user ‘killphil’ took down the site`s Sunday mainstay, Pocket Kings, for 1.04 Lakhs.

Akash Kumar won MPL Poker’s Sunday Showstopper for 72,000, while Pawan Kumar pocketed 48,750 in second place.

Dwiti Rahule, Rts Chongtham, Akshay Thakur, Akshay Pathak, and Aabhas Bandlish won the other Sunday majors.

Here are the Sunday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

The first-ever India Turbo Masters played down to a thrilling finale yesterday!

ITM #49 Main Event – 1.25 Crores GTD

Buy-in – 11,000

Entries – 867

Re-entries – 282

Rebuys – 448

Prize Pool – 1,59,70,000

Places Paid – 216

The crowning glory of the series, the 1.25 Crores GTD ITM #49 Main Event, packed in a lot of action yesterday. The Main Event clocked in 1,597 entries across five starting flights, generating a massive 1.60 Crores prize pool. A total of 216 qualifying stacks (167 unique players) converged for the finale at 10 PM yesterday.

After almost four hours of Day 2 gameplay, the user ‘Loot_era’ held all the chips in play and made away with the bragging rights of winning the first-ever India Turbo Masters Main Event and a personal-best 28.11 Lakhs cash prize. ‘Sanju0101’ (2nd for 15.99 Lakhs) and Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar (3rd for 11.29 Lakhs) posted podium finishes in the ITM Main Event.

Mohammad Azhar
Mohammad Azhar

 

‘Loot_era’s Spartan Poker Winnings: Site Winnings: 29.25 Lakhs |Site Profits: 25.79 Lakhs

The inaugural NPS Main Event champion Mohammad Azhar has made a habit of running deep in flagship tournaments, and the MTT phenom cashed three other events last night, rounding up an impressive 11.69 Lakhs in Sunday winnings.

His Sunday finishes include:

> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s ITM #49 Main Event for 11,29,079

> 13th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #45 DST for 17,787

> 41st PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 14,775

> 22nd in PokerBaazi’s 7-Max BSS SPRINT 7,630

Mohammad Azhar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.98 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.27 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #14 | Annual Winnings: 1.93 Crores | Moves to #7 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes)

PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh belted out eight ITM runs last night – two of them FT scores – raking in a whopping 9.82 Lakhs (overall).

Mithun Mahesh
Mithun Mahesh

 

His Sunday finishes include:

> 5th & 11th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #49 – Main Event for 8,23,733 (collectively)

> 6th in PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for 61,578

> 23rd in Spartan Poker’s ITM #46 Sunday Supersonic for 40,595

> 29th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 17,139

> 16th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #45 DST for 14,553

> 47th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for 11,903

> 43rd in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for 7,171

> 35th in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack 6-Max for 5,610

Mithun Mahesh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 7.35 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.43 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: 1.48 Crores

Parminder ‘Bounceez’ Randhava (4th for 8.30 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (6th for 4.97 Lakhs), Amit ‘Immortal Killer’ Sur (7th for 3.80 Lakhs), and Karan ‘shanky2507’ Mehta (8th for 2.93 Lakhs) also FT-ed the ITM #49 Main Event.

Anurag ‘CultOfPersonality’ Srivastava (10th for 1.73 Lakhs), IOPC January 2022 – The Crown champion Amit ‘Kavipri 2.0’ Gehani (13th for 1.54 Lakhs), Mohit ‘monuguru’ Gupta (14th for 1.38 Lakhs), Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (15th for 1.38 Lakhs), Apratim ‘checm@te’ Sharma (16th 1.22 Lakhs), Young Gun Anuj ‘br0ckLesnar95’ Yadav (18th for 1.06 Lakhs), last night`s BSS SuperStack champion, Rising Star Aman ‘Karmapoker’ Parakh (19th for 1.06 Lakhs), and Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna (20th for 1.06 Lakhs) were other notables who cashed the Main Event.

Final Table Results

  1. Loot_era – 28,10,720
  2. Sanju0101 – 15,98,597
  3. Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar – 11,29,079
  4. Parminder ‘Bounceez’ Randhava – 8,30,440
  5. Mithun ‘nodelocker’ Mahesh – 6,50,778
  6. Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot – 4,97,146
  7. Amit ‘Immortal Killer’ Sur – 3,80,405
  8. Karan ‘shanky2507’ Mehta – 2,93,369

 

ITM #46 Sunday Supersonic – 30 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 9,900

Entries – 243

Re-entries – 93

Rebuys – 149

Prize Pool – 43,65,000

Places Paid – 47

The Bajaj brothers made quite some noise yesterday, with both players bagging a Sunday flagship title each. The younger Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj had the more profitable run and hit a new career-high, winning Spartan Poker’s 30 Lakhs GTD ITM #46 Sunday Supersonic for a personal-best8.51 Lakhs (his first title victory in over a month). The former BSS SuperStack winner Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora pocketed 5.40 Lakhs in second place.

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj

 

Gopal Bajaj also cashed in PokerStars India’s Sunday Special (28th for 9,986), rounding up over 8.60 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. His online stats (Spartan Poker & PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 2.22 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 66.38 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #26 | Annual Winnings: 1.11 Crores

The former FTS – Friday Special champion, Young Gun Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra, cashed three events (including two FT scores), thickening his online bankroll by over 4.75 Lakhs. His Sunday finishes include:

Sanat Mehrotra
Sanat Mehrotra

 

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #46 Sunday Supersonic for 3,27,812

> 6th in Adda52’s Adda52 Millions for 1,06,250

> 11th in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for 41,075

Sanat Mehrotra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 8.89 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 3.15 Crores | Annual Winnings: ~ 1.69 Crores

Final Table Results

  1. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – 8,50,739
  2. Vaibhav ‘vaibhi18’ Arora – 5,40,387
  3. AAKQJ1000 – 4,05,072
  4. Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra – 3,27,812
  5. Ashish ‘X– factor’ Pareek – 2,58,408
  6. Siddhanth ‘ChintuDedha’ Kapoor – 1,97,298
  7. Sanjeeta ‘Duchabdi’ Kumari – 1,44,918
  8. Sanish ‘Sanish21’ Chhabra – 1,06,506

 

ITM #48 DST – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 549

Re-entries – 188

Rebuys – 342

Prize Pool – 10,79,000

Places Paid – 103

The first-ever APT Online India champion Rajat ‘SlugaBed’ Mahajan (opted out from our tracking), fired two bullets in Spartan Poker’s 10 Lakhs GTD ITM #48 DST before taking down the 9:30 PM marquee for 2.04 Lakhs in first-place prize money. He topped a 737-player field, including site user ‘Senbonzakura’ (2nd for 1.25 Lakhs) heads-up.

Rajat Mahajan
Rajat Mahajan

 

Rajat Mahajan added over 2.96 Lakhs to his Sunday tally across five ITM finishes (across sites), which include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s ITM #48 DST for 2,04,363

> 84th in Spartan Poker’s ITM #49 – Main Event for 31,940.

> 14th in Adda52 Millions for 31,250.

> 18th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for 22,483.

> 28th in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack 6-Max for 5,610

Final Table Results

  1. Rajat ‘SlugaBed’ Mahajan – 2,04,363
  2. Senbonzakura – 1,25,056
  3. Sreeharsha ‘yUDdam’ Boneni – 89,341
  4. Dhaval ‘mahakal07’ Solanki – 67,653
  5. Sanket ‘GentleMonster’ Arora – 53,842
  6. IPoopNuts – 41326
  7. Florencio – 29,888
  8. Huggiefordruggie – 20,393

 

ITM #45 DST – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,850

Entries – 152

Re-entries – 45

Rebuys – 111

Prize Pool – 10,78,000

Places Paid – 27

The recent APT#42 Super Highroller champion Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Verma (opted out from our tracking) shipped Spartan Poker’s 10 Lakhs GTD ITM #45 DST for 2.39 Lakhs and defeated Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish (2nd for 1.61 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

Vikranth Varma
Vikranth Varma

 

Vikranth Verma, who is ranked #1 in the July leaderboard standings, made another deep run in Spartan Poker’s ITM #49 – Main Event (87th for 27,788), collectively adding 2.67 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Verma – 2,38,777
  2. Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish – 1,61,161
  3. Saransh ‘TerrorGandhi$’ Garg – 1,10,926
  4. Mhk123 – 90,444
  5. Gaurav ‘zillastar’ Bhandari – 72,118
  6. Sacheen ‘chiefisback’ Ramchandani – 55,409
  7. Adithya ‘Rlox1’ N G – 40,317
  8. Myron ‘mehhhhh’ Pereira – 29,214

 

ITM #50 Turbo – 6 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 167

Re-entries – 43

Rebuys – 114

Prize Pool – 6,48,000

Places Paid – 31

The IOPC JUNE 2022 – Thursday Spotlight third-place finisher, ‘BlindMan’sBluff’ won the last event on the India Turbo Masters schedule, Spartan Poker`s 6 Lakhs GTD ITM #50 Turbo, for 1.36 Lakhs hard cash. The site-reg ‘sarryu’ finished runner-up for 92,275.

BlindMan’sBluff’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 17.43 Lakhs | Site Profits: 2.80 Lakhs | Titles Won: #5

Final Table Results

  1. BlindMan’sBluff – 1,35,687
  2. sarryu – 92,275
  3. Anurag ‘CultOfPersonality’ Srivastava – 65,059
  4. Dhirendra ‘BustedFish’ Kumar – 52,747
  5. Pattebaaz – 40,366
  6. Gaurav ‘RoLeBete’ Bhutra – 31,687
  7. Sanjeeta ‘Duchabdi’ Kumari – 23,134
  8. AceBoy – 15,548

 

‘Royalcosta’ (Won 2.75 Lakhs GTD ITM #44 Turbo for 67,558), Siddharth ‘champ-ak’ Pandey (Won 2.25 Lakhs GTD ITM #47 Hyper for 62,456), and Akshay ‘Eagle mentality’ Thakur (Won 1.75 Lakhs GTD PN Night Rider for 37,051) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.

The inaugural India Turbo Masters played out its last seven events on Sunday, formalizing the series’ leaderboard standings.

No surprises here as Saransh ‘TerrorGandhi$’ Garg (7,509 TLB points) topped the ITM charts in what was a dominating run throughout the series. He collected 3 Lakhs as the series leaderboard champion. The four-time IOPC leaderboard winner Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (4,700 TLB points) came second for 2 Lakhs, and ‘Skylark77’ (3, 870 TLB points) grabbed 1.60 Lakhs in third place.

Saransh Garg
Saransh Garg

 

ITM Leaderboard Standings – Final

RankPlayerPrize Amount (BM)
1Saransh 'TerrorGandhi$' Garg₹3,00,000
2Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC₹2,00,000
3Skylark77₹1,16,000
4PokerQueen11₹1,00,000
5Vaibhav 'Vakeel.sahab' Arora₹80,000
6Dhaval 'mahakal07' Solanki₹60,000
7BlindMan'sBluff₹40,000
8Snehil 'gaurav_arsh' Aggarwal₹28,000
9Mohit 'OfCourseOfCourse' Savargaonkar₹20,000
10Ashish 'X--factor' Pareek₹12,000

 

PokerBaazi

BSS SuperStack – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 5,500

Entries – 281

Re-entries – 310

Prize Pool – 29,55,000

Places Paid – 72

Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh made the victory march in PokerBaazi’s Sunday headliner, 20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, netting 5.58 Lakhs in first-place prize money.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh

 

The former APT Mini Main Event champion, Parakh, pulled out a scorching Sunday run, making away with over 6.94 Lakhs.

His Sunday finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi`s BSS SuperStack for 5.58 Lakhs

> 18th in Spartan Poker`s ITM #49 – Main Event for 1.06 Lakhs

> 18th in Spartan Poker`s ITM #45 DST for 12,936

> 12th in Spartan Poker`s ITM #50 Turbo for 10,562

> 35th in PokerBaazi`s (7-Max) BSS SPRINT for 5,840

Aman Parakh`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.97 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.81 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #19 | Annual Winnings: 1.41 Crores | Ranked #4 in the Annual TLB (Points) Standings

Veteran poker pro Dhaval ‘Rehab77’ Mudgal collected 3.91 Lakhs through his runner-up finish in the BSS SuperStack and lapped up 4.82 Lakhs last night across four ITM runs.

Dhaval Mudgal
Dhaval Mudgal

 

His top Sunday finishes include:

> 2nd in PokerBaazi`s BSS SuperStack for 3.91 Lakhs

> 56th in Spartan Poker`s ITM #49 – 1.25 Cr GTD – Main Event for 64,998

> 22nd in Adda52 Millions for 21,250

Dhaval Mudgal`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 4.55 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 1.20 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #4

The 5,500 buy-in Sunday SuperStack signed up 591 entrants, obliterating its listed guarantee by 9.55 Lakhs (an almost 50% surplus)!

Final Table Results

  1. Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh – 5,58,495
  2. Dhaval ‘Rehab77’ Mudgal – 3,91,538
  3. Kunal ‘symbolicchamp’ Agrawal – 2,51,766
  4. Abhimanyu ‘AbhimanyuMittal’ Mittal – 1,86,461
  5. Nutwarrlal – 1,39,772
  6. Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey – 1,11,995
  7. Tanmay ‘Truman’ Benara – 93,378
  8. Sashank ‘TheTamizhDurrr’ Chakravarty – 74,466

 

(7-Max) BSS SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 253

Re-entries – 218

Prize Pool – 942,000

Places Paid – 54

The two-time BSS SuperStack champion Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey was another Sunday trailblazer with 3.69+ Lakhs in total winnings and two titles to show for his efforts last night.