Daily Poker News India: Jasven Saigal, Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram, Vivek Singh & Ravindra

After several weeks of relative quiet, it`s the busy season again for online MTT players, with the ₹8.50 Crores GTD Summer Celebration Series getting underway on Spartan Poker (and partner sites BLITZPOKER and PokerHigh) yesterday.

The long-time circuit regular Jasven Saigal topped the Friday charts after taking down the SCS headliner of the day, the ₹35 Lakhs GTD SCS #7 – High Friday Celebration, for ₹7.40 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot collected ₹4.98 Lakhs in second place.

Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram was the last player standing in Adda52’s The Ballers and won the title for ₹6.01 Lakhs. Ravindra Arikeri was the other trailblazer. The doctor-cum-poker reg crushed the Adda52 marquees, pocketing ₹4.63 Lakhs from his runner-up finish in The Ballers (₹3.64 Lakhs) and winning the Friday Bounty (₹1.06 Lakhs).

Ashish Munot wasn’t the only PokerGuru Ambassador who made an impressive run last night. Young Gun Vivek Singh was another standout winner with ₹4.70 Lakhs in total winnings, making it an eventful Friday for PokerGuru Staking. He took down the SCS #5 – High for ₹2.56 Lakhs and chopped PokerStars India’s Super Highroller for ₹2.04 Lakhs.

Sumit Sapra won PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller for the second time last night for ₹4.27 Lakhs, while Vaibhav Sharma came second for ₹4.11 Lakhs.

The #2 ranked player of the month, Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal, shipped PokerStars India’s Super Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹2.18 Lakhs, following a heads-up chop with the SCS #5 High champion Vivek Singh.

Piyush Nanda (won 2 titles), Vishal Krishna, Dishani Vijay, Prabhat Kumar, Punya Behera, Mohsin Shaikh, Harmeet Kour, and Vikash Kumar won the other Friday marquees.

Here are the Friday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

SCS #7 – High Friday Celebration – ₹35 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 185

Re-entries – 51

Rebuys – 108

Prize Pool – ₹35,00,000

Places Paid – 31

Driving the action on Day 1 of the Summer Celebration Series was the ₹35 Lakhs GTD SCS #7 – High Friday Celebration! The ₹11,000 buy-in event registered 344 entries, overlaying ₹60,000.

The poker veteran Jasven ‘Katsuo06’ Saigal overcame a stacked final table to win the flagship title and the day`s best ₹7.40 Lakhs in prize money. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey07’ Munot collected ₹4.98 Lakhs in second place.

Jasven Saigal`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 2.79 Crores| Lifetime Profits: ₹62.28 Lakhs| Titles Won in 2022: #

Jasven Saigal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Jasven ‘Katsuo06’ Saigal – ₹7,40,250
  2. Ashish ‘Donkey07’ Munot – ₹4,98,400
  3. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹3,51,400
  4. hutu001 – ₹2,84,900
  5. Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta – ₹2,25,400
  6. Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav – ₹1,71,150
  7. Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya – ₹1,24,950
  8. Ank4u – ₹91,350

 

SCS #5 – High – ₹12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 260

Re-entries – 80

Rebuys – XXX

Prize Pool – ₹XXX

Places Paid – 47

Carrying forward PokerGuru Staking’s impressive Thursday run, PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh had a field day yesterday. He posted two top finishes, altogether banking ₹4.70 Lakhs, including taking down Spartan Poker’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD SCS #5 – High for ₹2.56 Lakhs.

Vivek Singh`s Friday finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker`s SCS #5 – High for ₹2,56,294

> 2nd in PokerStars India’s Super Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) for ₹2,04,263

> 10th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) Daily SPRINT for ₹9,274

Vivek Singh’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹7.90 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.71 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #6

Maddhav ‘maddhav’ Kohli finished runner-up for ₹1.61 Lakhs. He made another deep run in SCS #2 – Mid – Monster Stack (23rd for ₹3,622), collectively adding ₹1.64 Lakhs.

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh

 

Final Table Results

  1. Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh – ₹2,56,294
  2. Maddhav ‘maddhav’ Kohli – ₹1,61,009
  3. tanmay1818 – ₹1,22,032
  4. UNKNOWN – ₹98,757
  5. Rahul ‘Vasili Arkhipov’ Lal – ₹77,848
  6. Akshay ‘TheShowdown’ Capoor – ₹59,438
  7. Sathyandev ‘yoda23’ Yadav – ₹41,870
  8. Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya – ₹32,086

 

SCS #1 – Low – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 423

Re-entries – 168

Rebuys – 315

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 87

The user ‘kick_axxxs’ took down the ₹5 Lakhs GTD SCS #1 – Low for ₹95,750, just as Srijan ‘TheDawnFacere’ Batra came second for ₹59,600.

‘kick_axxxs’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹6.92 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹82,577

The ₹550 buy-in tourney logged in 906 entries, falling ₹47,000 short of its advertised guarantee.

Srijan Batra
Srijan Batra

 

Final Table Results

  1. kick_axxxs – ₹95,750
  2. Srijan ‘TheDawnFacere’ Batra – ₹59,600
  3. Mrityunjay ‘Nahi chahiye’ Singh – ₹42,650
  4. rupeshsah56 – ₹33,000
  5. Aryan ‘CyberPaapi’ Chandwani – ₹26,000
  6. DanielNeg07 – ₹20,350
  7. DrRoller – ₹15,050
  8. pin2chem – ₹10,350

 

SCS #6 – Low – Super Centurion – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹110

Entries – 1,115

Re-entries – 528

Rebuys – 1,508

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 239

The mystery user ‘Underground’ overcame a vast 3,151-entry field in one of the day`s featured events, the ₹110 buy-in and ₹5 Lakhs GTD SCS #6 – Low – Super Centurion! The winner raked in ₹71,966 while ‘acesnkings12’ (2nd for ₹52,123) and ‘Archit810’ (3rd for ₹45,826) secured podium finishes following a three-way deal.

The high-value event filled in ₹1.85 Lakhs in overlays and paid out 239 places.

Final Table Results

  1. Underground – ₹71,966*
  2. acesnkings12 – ₹52,123*
  3. Archit810 – ₹45,826*
  4. Anij69 – ₹24,950
  5. BuffBluff – ₹19,750
  6. imedh19 – ₹15,470
  7. Happy71 – ₹11,830
  8. gameplay_changed – ₹8,355

*denotes a three-way deal

 

SCS – High – Mega Celebration Day 1A – ₹1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – ₹8,800

Entries – 147

Re-entries – 29

Rebuys – 104

Survivors – 87

The first of the two eight-figure guarantee events on the SCS schedule, ₹1 Crore GTD High – Mega Celebration, hosted its opening flight yesterday. Day 1A gathered 906 entries, with only 87 runners making it through to Day 2.

Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal (225,323) emerged as the end-of-day chip leader, with other top regs Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (218,917) and Deepak ‘Optimist’ Singh (208,948) carrying forward the subsequent top stacks.

Day 1B of the ₹8,800 buy-in event starts at 7 PM tonight.

Raghav Bansal
Raghav Bansal

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Raghav ‘thatssosick’ Bansal – 225,323
  2. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – 218,917
  3. Deepak ‘Optimist’ Singh – 208,948
  4. Kunal ‘kvohra’ Vohra – 193,259
  5. Aditya ‘SuperuSer’ Sushant – 192,343
  6. norm_macdonald – 160,164
  7. Akhilesh ‘Ikk@5’ Chauhan – 155,279
  8. Himanshu ‘StupidCommonMan’ Kataria – 146,698
  9. elbedonk – 137,878
  10. Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia – 131,138

 

‘The Thunder Guy’ (Won SCS #8 – Mid ₹4.25 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.09 Lakhs), Ashish ‘Ataraxia’ Kaushik (Won SCS #2 – Mid – Monster Stack ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹74,105), Archit ‘Archit810’ Agarwal (Won SCS #4 – Mid ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,446), and ‘KevinPietersen’ (Won Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹42,000) won the other Friday marquees on Spartan Poker.

 

SCS Leaderboard Standings

After Day 1 of the series, Young Gun Vivek ‘KasolHieghts’ Singh (810 points) has pulled ahead into an early lead on the SCS High leaderboard. The SCS #7 – High Friday Celebration champion Jasven ‘katsuo06’ Saigal (768 points) is ranked second, and Aayush ‘Eureka226’ Arya (577 points) sits in third place.

Ashish ‘Ataraxia’ Kaushik (786 points) headlines the SCS Mid leaderboard, with ‘The Thunder Guy’ (732 points) and Archit ‘Archit810’ Agarwal (578 points) occupying the following positions.

The user ‘Underground’ (1,411 points) is ranked #1 in the SCS Low leaderboard, with ‘kick_axxxs’ (998 points) and ‘aceskings12’ (860 points) next in line.

 

PokerBaazi

The Weekly Highroller – ₹12 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 114

Re-entries – 90

Prize Pool – ₹20,40,000

Places Paid – 24

Seasoned MTT pro Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra outlasted a reg laden 204-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Weekly Highroller to clinch the title for the second time last night for ₹4.27 Lakhs.

The three-time The Weekly HighRoller champion Vaibhav ‘WakhraSwagNi’ Sharma fell one place shy of winning the marquee tournament for an impressive fourth time, adding ₹4.11 Lakhs in second place, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Sumit Sapra’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.79 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹94.94 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹91.19 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

The former The Millionaire champion Saurabh ‘twister’ Rohila FT-ed three Friday tournaments, collectively adding ₹3.15 Lakhs. His Friday finishes include:

Saurabh Rohila
Saurabh Rohila

 

> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller for ₹2.22 Lakhs

> 6th in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹90,163

> 28th Adda52’s Friday Bounty for ₹3,375

Saurabh Rohila’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.58 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹60.30 Lakhs

The ₹11,000 buy-in tourney ran from 8 PM to 3.38 AM, and the top 24 finishers got paid from the ₹20.40 Lakhs prize pool (1.7X times its advertised guarantee).

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – ₹4,26,594*
  2. Vaibhav ‘WakhraSwagNi’ Sharma – ₹4,11,438*
  3. Saurabh ‘twister’ Rohila – ₹2,21,952
  4. deep1221 – ₹1,64,424
  5. Mohammad ‘chandlerbing’ Azhar – ₹1,23,420
  6. Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla – ₹98,736

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 2,200

Entries – 145

Re-Entries – 143

Prize Pool – 5,76,000

Places Paid – 36

The 5 Lakhs GTD (7-Max) Daily SPRINT found a champion in Vishal ‘vikri’ Krishna, who pocketed a site-best 1.13 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with ‘kalludadabanamau’ (2nd for 1.03 Lakhs).

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘vikri’ Krishna – 1,13,108*
  2. kalludadabanamau – 1,03,411*
  3. Deep ‘ChristopherCoke’ Patel – 57,427
  4. Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora – 42,509
  5. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – 31,910
  6. ThikanaCK – 25,517
  7. Shyam ‘ayyappa1963’ Sundar – 21,197

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

SPRINT (7-Max) – ₹5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 260

Re-entries – 237

Prize Pool – ₹7,45,500

Places Paid – 63

PokerBaazi’s 9 PM attraction, ₹5 Lakhs GTD SPRINT, logged in 497 entries last night, generating a guarantee-crushing ₹7.45 Lakhs prize pool. The software developer cum poker player Dishani ‘Dishvish’ Vijay was the last player standing and picked up her second title of the year and ₹1.08 Lakhs in prize money.

Before taking down the title, she struck a four-way deal with Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta (2nd for ₹87,171), Ravi ‘ravi250294’ Kant Kumar (3rd for ₹85,611), and ‘upswing4eva’ (4th for ₹79,521).

Dishani Vijay’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹58.82 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹20.25 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Dishani Vijay
Dishani Vijay

 

Final Table Results

  1. Dishani ‘Dishvish’ Vijay – ₹1,07,699*
  2. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – ₹87,171*
  3. Ravi ‘ravi250294’ Kant Kumar – ₹85,611*
  4. upswing4eva – ₹79,521*
  5. Kunal ‘callmeifyoucan’ Yadav – ₹36,231
  6. Kamran777 – ₹29,075
  7. Raksha ‘rakshajindal’ Agarwal – ₹24,229

*denotes a four-way deal

 

LS#5 One Lakh to Top 2

Buy-in – ₹25

Entries – 1,130

Re-entries – 1,913

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 2

PokerBaazi’s Lakhpati Series made two more Lakhpatis yesterday, taking the total tally to 12 Lakhpatis so far in the series.

The lucky winners were Prabhat ‘Prabhat2810’ Kumar & ‘vikram0002’. Kumar won the ₹25 buy-in LS#5 One Lakh to Top 2 for a ₹1 Lakh payday, while the latter banked the same in second place.

Prabhat Kumar
Prabhat Kumar

 

Final Table Results

  1. Prabhat ‘Prabhat2810’ Kumar – ₹1,00,000
  2. vikram0002 – ₹1,00,000

 

Punya ‘madhumangal’ Behera (Won Daily Afternoon BOOST ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹74,414), ‘fartonuraces’ (Won Holdem Boost ₹3 Lakhs GTD for ₹69,804), Mohsin ‘gongo’ Shaikh (Won Daily BOOST ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹56,049), Harmeet ‘gurmeet786’ Kour (Won Hyper SPRINT ₹2 Lakh GTD ₹49,740), ‘Steelbala’ (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹42,828), ‘RadaX’ (Won SPRINT 1 AM ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹32,745), ‘hiesenberg07’ (Won Evening SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹25,251), and ‘ladda’ (Won Daily Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹23,693) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

Super Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) – 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 12,500

Entries – 47

Re-Entries – 38

Prize Pool – 10,00,000

Places Paid – 11

Last month`s BPT Big Bounty champion, Young Gun Ujjwal ‘CougarHunter69’ Narwal (opted out of our tracking), was the last player standing in the 10 Lakhs GTD Super Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) and won the title for 2.18 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with last night’s SCS #5 – High winner, PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek ‘Mystic Peaks’ Singh (2nd for 2.04 Lakhs).

Ujjwal Narwal had won the Bounty Builder HR last week, and yesterday`s victory earned him his fourth flagship title of the month, cementing his place at #2 in the April leaderboard standings.

The 12,500 buy-in event clocked in 85 entries, overlaying 34,060.

As has been the norm lately, PokerStars India refunded the ₹1,136 in rake to all registered for the Super Highroller before its 8 PM start time.

Ujjwal Narwal
Ujjwal Narwal

 

Final Table Results

  1. Ujjwal ‘CougarHunter69’ Narwal – 2,18,436*
  2. Vivek ‘Mystic Peaks’ Singh – 2,04,263*
  3. Arjanveer ‘ballistik310’ Singh Chadha – 1,41,267
  4. singhbliing23 – 1,08,616
  5. Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna – 83,511
  6. Ayush ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ Garg – 64,209
  7. Laksh ‘B00MTilt23’ Pal Singh – 49,368
  8. Kanchan ‘thandicoke’ Sharma – 37,958
  9. Deepesh ‘deep12322’ Raka – 33,443

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

Uppercut Mini – 1.75 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,375

Entries – 87

Re-Entries – 59

Regular Prize Pool – 91,250

Bounty Prize Pool – 91,250

Total Prize Pool – 1,82,500

Places Paid – 14

The former INCOOP Main Event champion, Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda, had an explosive Friday grind on PokerStars India! He took down two tournaments on the site in quick succession, collectively banking 75,764.

Piyush Nanda took down the 1.75 Lakhs Uppercut Mini for 48,758 less than five minutes after taking down the 1 Lakh GTD Ultrasonic for 27,006. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 55.66 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 21.46 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #15

Piyush Nanda
Piyush Nanda

 

Final Table Results (Including Bounties)

  1. Piyush ‘noname3006’ Nanda – 48,758
  2. Ash&Fire10 – 23,661
  3. dhondu.chilll – 17,654
  4. Maniak God – 11,734
  5. Monkey D. Wolfy – 7,181
  6. Sreeharsha ‘DonkeyCommitted’ Boneni – 8,065
  7. Yash ‘hasyY@$#116’ Shrivastava – 7,194

 

‘Leo_Chaos_1985’ (Won Afternoon on Stars 50K GTD for 15,455), ‘honey mhr 1423’ (Won Deepstack 50K GTD for 11,429), and ‘Maniak God’ (Won Primetime Grind 50K GTD for 10,959) won the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

The Ballers – ₹20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹7,500

Entries – 181

Re-entries – 170

Prize Pool – ₹24,04,350

Places Paid – 38

Nishaanth ‘superdeluxe’ Shanmughasundaram (opted out of our tracking) overcame the 351-entry field in Adda52’s Friday headliner, The Ballers, adding ₹6.01 Lakhs to his name. The former Full House Finale runner-up Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri finished runner-up for ₹3.64 Lakhs.

Ravindra Arikeri did one better in the other Adda52 marquee, Friday Bounty, which he took down for ₹1.06 Lakhs, altogether banking ₹4.70 Lakhs.

Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram
Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram

 

Final Table Results

  1. Nishaanth ‘superdeluxe’ Shanmughasundaram – ₹6,01,088
  2. Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri – ₹3,64,259
  3. Bujo – ₹2,64,479
  4. Nikita ‘nikitaluther’ Luther – ₹1,92,348
  5. Rajat ‘oshoswami’ Sharma – ₹1,29,835
  6. Saurabh ‘saurabh21’ Rohila – ₹90,163

 

Friday Bounty – ₹4 Lakh GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,700

Entries – 125

Re-entries – 97

Prize Pool – ₹5,43,900

Places Paid – 24

Denied his first-ever The Ballers title, Wednesday’s Maverick runner-up Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri topped the 222-strong player field in the Friday Bounty last night. Arikeri picked up his third title of the year – also his second Friday Bounty title for ₹1.06 Lakhs (₹30,077 in bounties). PokerGuru Ambassador Chandan ‘darkfish15’ Arora came second for ₹79,214 (₹17,407 in bounties).

He padded his bankroll by ₹4.70 Lakhs on the back of his two major scores last night.

His Friday scores include:

> 2nd in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹3.64 Lakhs

> 1st in Adda52’s Friday Bounty for ₹1.06 Lakhs

Ravindra Arikeri’s online stats (on Adda52 & Spartan Poker): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.36 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹24.96 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: ₹21.90 Lakhs |Titles Won in 2022: #3

Ravindra Arikeri
Ravindra Arikeri

 

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri – ₹1,06,251
  2. Chandan ‘darkfish15’ Arora – ₹61,807
  3. Suraj N ‘MRvBEAST’ Yadav – ₹40,352
  4. Ritwik ‘ritwik27’ Khanna – ₹33,385
  5. donk2degen – ₹19,350
  6. Thebang02 – ₹24,717
  7. Baxtere – ₹22,126
  8. fireexit – ₹9,413

 

The NPS Main Event finalist Vikash charuz’ Kumar binked two Adda52 tournaments. He won the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Nighttide DST Adda for ₹31,209 and the ₹50K GTD Evening Adda for ₹9,939, making away with ₹41,148 (overall).

Vikash Kumar
Vikash Kumar

 

‘Borntogamble’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹13,367) and ‘Bujo’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹12,011) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

MPL Poker

Khelo365 user ‘Lskjdusjhs’ topped the 191-player field in the site`s primetime ₹2 Lakhs GTD Friday Supreme to win ₹48,000. ‘Kav21ya’ finished runner-up for ₹32,500.

 

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Author: Bradley Watson