Nitish Gupta Takes Down The MoneyMaker ₹1 Crore GTD For ₹32.63 Lakhs, Ramlakhan Meena Tops PokerBaazi’s PPL Overall Yearly Leaderboard

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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly December 18, 2018
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The PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) 2018 has been a marathon of high-value tournaments that has kept the players on their toes and the audience on the edge of their seats! After Spring, Summer and Autumn editions, the last series in the PPL line-up was the Winter’18 Edition which kicked off on December 10 and ran till December 16.

While the Winter Edition was stacked with exciting events, it was The MoneyMaker ₹1 Crore GTD that was invariably the centre of attraction. The event pulled a total of 1,332 entries (742 unique and 590 re-entries) which smashed the ₹1 Crore guarantee and collected ₹1.33 Crores in total. It was Nitish ‘Somnath’ Gupta who obliterated the playing field and added ₹32.63 Lakhs to his bankroll.

Gupta, who was our first PokerGuru Young Gun way back in 2013 had posted his career-first live score in the ₹12,000 NLHE – Bounty at the PokerGuru Tour Season 2 – March Edition, where he finished third for ₹1,10,000. He has clearly come a long way since and has spent the better part of the past few years playing high-stakes cash games.

The final table of PPL#31 The MoneyMaker ₹1 Crore GTD was crowded with regulars from the domestic circuit and the lineup featured names like Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood (5th for ₹5.99 Lakhs) and Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta (8th for ₹2.66 Lakhs). But Gupta’s ultimate showdown was against winner of the 2018 APPT Manila ₱15,000 NLH Turbo Chiraag ‘Versutus’ Patel. In the end Gupta prevailed to become the new MoneyMaker champion!

However, one of the most prolific players throughout the series was Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi. Not only did he win the PPL #6 ₹1,100 NLHE Superstack ₹5 Lakhs GTD (₹1.30 Lakhs) and PPL#34 Time Bomb ₹1 Lakhs GTD (₹19,025), he scored in an incredible 11 other events, out of the 34 total events he clocked in at the series. It`s therefore no surprise that he was adjudicated the PPL Winter’18 Leaderboard winner.

Speaking of champions, one player synonymous with consistency is Ramlakhan ‘Hitler’ Meena. This 25-year-old pro from Jaipur has made a habit out of topping the PPL leaderboards as back in June, the had created history by winning two back-to-back PPL leaderboards (Spring and Summer editions). He worked his magic yet again and just about edged ahead of Tavanandi to top the PPL Overall Yearly Leaderboard. His efforts and perseverance through the year earned him a brand-new Harley Davidson bike!

Ramlakhan 'Hitler' Meena
Ramlakhan ‘Hitler’ Meena

A total of 34 events were hosted at the series over the course of a week and here`s a complete list of winners.

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PPL#31 The MoneyMaker 1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 742

Re-entries – 590

Total Prize Pool – ₹1.33 Crores

Paid Places – 82

Nitish ‘Somnath’ Gupta
Nitish ‘Somnath’ Gupta

Final Table Results

  1. Nitish ‘Somnath’ Gupta – ₹32,63,400
  2. Chiraag ‘Versutus’ Patel – ₹17,98,200
  3. misshimanchal – ₹12,32,100
  4. Ragnarok – ₹8,99,100
  5. Gaurav ‘gaug17’ Sood – ₹5,99,400
  6. Prodigy_poker – ₹4,26,240
  7. mychaddi – ₹3,33,000
  8. Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta – ₹2,66,400
  9. Kunal ‘Incognito’ Bhatia – ₹1,99,800

PPL#27 Main Event Warm Up 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 249

Re-entries – 275

Total Prize Pool – ₹26.20 Lakhs

Paid Places – 39

Avish 'thehorse7' Sharma
Avish ‘thehorse7’ Sharma

Final Table Results

  1. Avish ‘thehorse7’ Sharma – ₹5,04,350
  2. Arsh ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ Grover – ₹3,73,350
  3. Shraddha ‘deadlysin’ Likhmania – ₹2,75,100
  4. Ramlakhan ‘Hitler’ Meena – ₹2,03,050
  5. Amar ‘kidpoker0109’ Mehta – ₹1,50,650
  6. Akash ‘akash_durr’ Gupta – ₹1,11,350
  7. Prasanna ‘eaglehunt’ Jayappa – ₹85,150
  8. Shivam ‘champhiyan’ Shukla – ₹65,500
  9. Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh – ₹45,850

PPL#32 BBS SuperStack 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 307

Re-entries – 205

Total Prize Pool – ₹25.60 Lakhs

Paid Places – 53

Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan
Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan

Final Table Results

  1. Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan – ₹4,80,000
  2. Vinay ‘vinay09’ Rajpal – ₹3,52,000
  3. dilbaghsingh – ₹2,56,000
  4. Akshay ‘darulerofall’ Gupta – ₹1,92,000
  5. goacartel – ₹1,40,800
  6. Vikranth ‘borntrouble’ Varma – ₹1,02,400
  7. Avadh ‘Sting240’ Shah – ₹76,800
  8. Highness – ₹57,600
  9. Deepak ‘definate’ Choudhary – ₹38,400

PPL#23 The Value Town 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,500

Entries – 802

Re-entries – 435

Total Prize Pool – ₹18.55Lakhs

Paid Places – 125

Haresh ‘Narcos’ Kukreja
Haresh ‘Narcos’ Kukreja

Final Table Results

  1. Haresh ‘Narcos’ Kukreja – ₹3,15,435
  2. Pinki ‘looseplayer’ Pandey – ₹2,29,154
  3. Aniket ‘Anteman’ Waghmare – ₹1,66,995
  4. Amit ‘walker90’ Jaiswal – ₹1,20,607
  5. madmax1428 – ₹83,497
  6. Viren ‘VirShallSee’ Gandhi – ₹64,942
  7. Sahil ‘ImHighIshove’ Mahboobani – ₹46,387
  8. ctrl_all – ₹32,471
  9. Kamal ‘Bk108’ Jhangyani – ₹23,193

PPL#28 6-Max MegaStack 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,850

Entries – 208

Re-entries – 211

Total Prize Pool – ₹14.66 Lakhs

Paid Places – 35

Final Table Results

  1. Jitendra ‘jeet0’ Gadhwal – ₹2,85,967
  2. Yashi ‘fadeorholz’ Mishra – ₹2,12,642
  3. Shekhar ‘shakyshark’ Singh – ₹1,57,648
  4. Ujjwal ‘mr_robot’ Narwal – ₹1,17,320
  5. Deepak ‘definate’ Choudhary – ₹84,323
  6. Rakesh ‘spiboy314’ Gpai – ₹62,326
  7. Sanket ‘aslipapaji’ Jain – ₹47,661
  8. Puneet ‘neo1’ Dua – ₹36,662
  9. Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot – ₹25,663

PPL#22 10 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 198

Re-entries – 188

Total Prize Pool – ₹11.58 Lakhs

Paid Places – 31

Sumit 'boronyx' Sapra
Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra

Final Table Results

  1. Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra – ₹2,31,600
  2. Vivek ‘Nutpeddling729’ Singh – ₹1,70,805
  3. Archit ‘architbl’ Saraogi – ₹1,27,380
  4. Sridhar ‘PlayEasy565’ Ramineni – ₹92,640
  5. vm44 – ₹69,480
  6. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – ₹52,110
  7. Siddhanth ‘Bullzeye’ Kapoor – ₹37,635
  8. Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal – ₹28,950
  9. Mani ‘Manisingh’ S – ₹20,265

PPL#24 PLO 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 159

Re-entries – 170

Total Prize Pool – ₹8.22 Lakhs

Paid Places – 26

Final Table Results

  1. Vaibhav ‘durrrr1310’ Saigal – ₹1,66,556
  2. Lalit ‘Lalitkhanna’ Khanna – ₹1,25,431
  3. Anish ‘THENUTS’ Suri – ₹94,587
  4. Amit ‘Zombiefish’ Tejura – ₹69,912
  5. Rishab16 – ₹53,462
  6. Sajal ‘bloodless’ Gupta – ₹41,125
  7. Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni – ₹30,843
  8. Prashant Jain ‘prashant32’ Bhutoria – ₹22,618
  9. Prince ‘NaNki’ Singh – ₹18,506

PPL#30 BSS PLO 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 151

Re-entries – 145

Total Prize Pool – ₹7.40 Lakhs

Paid Places – 23

Rudraksh ‘GABBARisBACK’ Rudy
Rudraksh ‘GABBARisBACK’ Rudy

Final Table Results

  1. Rudraksh ‘GABBARisBACK’ Rudy – ₹1,55,400
  2. Yogi Raj ‘Yogiraj’ Singh – ₹1,14,700
  3. Varun ‘VnutsG’ Gupta – ₹86,950
  4. madmax1428 – ₹66,600
  5. Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi – ₹49,950
  6. Ramlakhan ‘Hitler’ Meena – ₹37,000
  7. kilpauk – ₹27,750
  8. Kamal ‘Identity’ Naruka – ₹22,200
  9. Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant – ₹16,650

PPL#33 BSS MegaStack 5 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 172

Re-entries – 109

Total Prize Pool – ₹7.02 Lakhs

Paid Places – 27

Final Table Results

  1. Sajjan ‘TheTeacher’ Barnwal – ₹1,40,500
  2. Adithiyya ‘Bezerk1’ SB – ₹1,05,375
  3. Vidwath ‘Qweasdzxc’ Shetty – ₹80,787
  4. Sridhar ‘PlayEasy565’ Ramineni – ₹59,712
  5. Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi – ₹45,662
  6. Valuetown – ₹33,368
  7. Rohit ‘Executioner00’ Jinwal – ₹24,587
  8. Abhishek ‘AbhishekRathod’ Rathod – ₹19,318
  9. Bhavesh ‘jhonnymeranaam’ Mandalia – ₹14,050

PPL#25 DST 2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹825

Entries – 203

Re-entries – 219

Total Prize Pool – ₹3.16 Lakhs

Paid Places – 35

Final Table Results

  1. Guruprasad ‘fish_calling’ Gupta – ₹61,717
  2. Sandeep ‘PoKcey’ Singh – ₹45,892
  3. Vikash ‘vikash789’ Kumar – ₹34,023
  4. Ashish ‘Cyclone6524’ Kumar – ₹25,320
  5. Abhishek ‘salsagoa05’ Soman – ₹18,198
  6. Sajal ‘bloodless’ Gupta – ₹13,451
  7. Prashanth ‘mcp1212’ Chandrasekhar – ₹10,286
  8. Puneet ‘punt’ Bhakar – ₹7,912
  9. Ronil ‘Ronil1’ Raj – ₹5,538

PPL#26 Time Bomb 2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 112

Total Prize Pool – ₹2.24 Lakhs

Paid Places – 15

Final Table Results

  1. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube – ₹54,992
  2. Deepak ‘definate’ Choudhary – ₹34,428
  3. Sanchit ‘sanchit1990’ Adukia – ₹27,171
  4. Prashant ‘prashant32’ Bhutoria – ₹24,528
  5. Mayank ‘alwaystiltAA’ Jaggi – ₹19,174
  6. Mihir ‘autopilot’ Ganatra – ₹18,009
  7. Anirban ‘pottysingh’ Das – ₹10,662
  8. Shubham ‘Shabbaking’ Singla – ₹7,414
  9. Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari – ₹5,644

PPL#21 6-Max 2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 222

Re-entries – 270

Total Prize Pool – ₹2.46 Lakhs

Paid Places – 35

Vaibhav 'durrrr1310' Saigal
Vaibhav ‘durrrr1310’ Saigal

Final Table Results

  1. Vaibhav ‘durrrr1310’ Saigal – ₹47,970
  2. Shubham ‘Shabbaking’ Singla – ₹35,670
  3. aby987 – ₹26,445
  4. Vidwath ‘Qweasdzxc’ Shetty – ₹19,680
  5. Anish ‘THENUTS’ Suri – ₹14,145
  6. Amit ‘Zombiefish’ Tejura – ₹10,455
  7. endboss – ₹7,995
  8. makeitbig – ₹6,150
  9. Rony ‘bisadip176’ Chowdhury – ₹4,305

PPL#29 2 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 220

Re-entries – 231

Total Prize Pool – ₹2.35 Lakhs

Places Paid – 39

Sridhar ‘PlayEasy565’ Ramineni
Sridhar ‘PlayEasy565’ Ramineni

Final Table Results

  1. Sridhar ‘PlayEasy565’ Ramineni – ₹45,333
  2. underlord – ₹33,558
  3. Rahul ‘Chuzzpaa’ Sharma – ₹24,727
  4. Buzzgaurav – ₹18,251
  5. Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar – ₹13,541
  6. al3g8r – ₹10,008
  7. Amar ‘kidpoker0109’ Mehta – ₹7,653
  8. monster111 – ₹5,887
  9. Griboshin ‘grib’ Vellanthrov – ₹4,121

PPL#34 Time Bomb 1 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 125

Total Prize Pool – ₹1.25 Lakhs

Places Paid – 14

Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi
Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi

Final Table Results

  1. Sameer ‘Killersam’ Tavanandi – ₹19,025
  2. Matador – ₹16,175
  3. Avinash ‘spacecadet’ Tauro – ₹13,187
  4. Naveen ‘Naveen00’ Prajapati – ₹13,000
  5. Vivekk ‘Vivek25’ Dube – ₹12,025
  6. Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma R S – ₹10,362
  7. Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba – ₹8,962
  8. Rachit ‘rachubaba’ Arora – ₹7,737
  9. Jeetendra ‘mandiya31’ Meena- ₹7,100

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