Sunday Online Railbird Report: Vidwath Shetty & Vivek Singh Among the Big Sunday Winners

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  • Namita Ghosh July 9, 2019
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The 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) may have enthralled the global poker audiences, but it was business as usual at the virtual felts back home last Sunday.

Vidwath Shetty made a dashing return to the virtual felts last Sunday. The Team Manager of GPL India Team Bengaluru Hackers needs no introduction and is one of the more accomplished poker pros in the country today with a string of results both live and online. Bengaluru-based Shetty has been on a self-imposed sabbatical from the game for several months now, giving even popular international events like the 2019 WSOP and APT Vietnam a miss. Talking about this, Shetty said, “I’m not playing any live events this year. Last year was kind of a burnout, so I decided to take a break this year…restarted playing a bit of online this month itself.”

Shetty`s last notable win was in the Adda52 Millions ₹20 Lakhs GTD that he took down on New Years’ eve for ₹4.33 Lakhs. But Shetty was back at work last Sunday taking down the featured tournament on PokerBaazi, Baazi Super Sunday (BSS) SuperStack ₹25 Lakhs GTD. The tournament registered 494 entries (293 unique and 201 re-entries) and Shetty, playing under the moniker ‘Qweasdzxc’ decimated the field, banking ₹4.85 Lakhs in the process.

Coming first in a tourney always feels awesome!” Shetty said, confirming his win!

Another popular PokerBaazi series, the week-long Baazi Grinders Series July Edition kicked off on July 1 with a packed 35-tournament schedule offering a combined guarantee of ₹40 Lakhs. The series came to close last Sunday where headlining the closing day’s action was the Grinders #33 Main Event ₹5 Lakhs GTD. Attracting 495 entries (includes 148 re-entries), the tournament saw ‘Clearsky’ trounce the massive field, claiming the title and top prize of ₹97,150.

The popular BSS PLO enjoyed an unbeaten run last Sunday with PokerBaazi introducing a twist in the format. At half the buy-in, i.e., ₹2,200, players could re-enter the tournament as many times as they wanted. The prize pool guarantee was also reduced by more than half, to ₹2 Lakhs. A field of 143 entries (includes 61 re-entries) ensured that the prize pool drove past the guarantee to reach ₹2.25 Lakhs and ‘barrelbrat’ took home the first-place prize of ₹57,937.

The other winners on PokerBaazi were ‘Miracle’ (The Monster 6-Max ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.24 Lakhs), and ‘siddhartha’ (Sunday ₹1 Lakhs GTD for ₹18,470).

PokerGuru Team Ambassadors have also been faring quite well in the WSOP. While Ashish Ahuja has already posted eight scores at his debut WSOP series worth a cumulative $108,505 (~₹74.64 Lakhs), Kartik Ved is another Team Ambassador eyeing back-to-back deep runs in the Main Event having made it to Day 3 in the event as one of the top stacks (285,100 – 119 big blinds) from the group of Indians still in the race. Complementing Ahuja and Ved’s exemplary performances in Las Vegas, their fellow Team Ambassadors back home have been crushing it on the virtual felts. Vivek ‘Mystic Peaks’ Singh for one took down PokerStars India’s Sunday Special – Progressive KO ₹15 Lakhs GTD – where he outlasted a field of 243 entries (146 unique and 97 re-entries) to win ₹3.13 Lakhs. Singh had previously run deep in the Uppercut – Progressive KO ₹10 Lakhs GTD on June 4 where he finished runner-up (~₹1.21 Lakhs) to fellow Team Ambassador Mithun ‘ThePokeRajaIN’ Mahesh. But perhaps his most memorable online run since the start of this year came in the High Roller ₹12 Lakhs GTD hosted on May 4 where Singh went head-to-head against his mentor, PokerStars India Team pro Aditya Agarwal. Though Agarwal won the event, a heads-up chop saw Singh walk away with ₹2.33 Lakhs second-place prize money, against Agarwal’s winner’s payday of ₹2.08 Lakhs.

However, Singh was not the only member of the PokerGuru team to rake in the big bucks last Sunday. Rony ‘GoGetters1’ Chowdhury (7th for ₹34,950), Laksh Pal B00MTilt23’ Singh (9th for ₹15,337), Gokul Haxton Jr Raj (21st for ₹12,840), Ratul MuscariAs Steves (33rd for ₹12,636) and Parikshit Zapdos123 Dhall (39th for ₹10,136) were others who cashed the PokerStars India Sunday Special.

Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj (12th for ₹5,051) fell whiskers short of the final table in the Sunday Stars ₹2 Lakhs GTD, which crowned a winner in Armaan armaan007111 Kochhar for ₹47,497.

Meanwhile, The Classic, that had its guarantee reduced from ₹2.5 Lakhs to ₹1.5 Lakhs saw PokerGuru Team Ambassador Devrat bhasm@sur1 Arya (4th for ₹16,600) make a valiant run for the title, eventually finishing fourth. DEVG27 took down the event for ₹40,797.

Topping the field across the other PokerStars India events were ‘anandsankar’ (Sunday Warm-Up ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹27,385), ‘chittibabu_ram’ (Sunday Supersonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹21,567), and wizkid31669’ (Sunday Storm ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹14,478).

Khelo365 has been regularly hosting high-value tournaments every Sunday and joining the winner’s list last Sunday were ‘srishti’ (Raise Deep Stack ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹60,000), ‘shades0’ (Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹48,160), ‘apalece’ (Mega Splash ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹43,000), and ‘Rise’ (Deep Stack ₹40K GTD for ₹18,400).

 

BSS SuperStack 25 Lakhs GTD (RE) – PokerBaazi

Entries – 293

Re-entries – 201

Prize Pool – ₹25,00,000

Places Paid – 63

PokerBaazi’s flagship Sunday event BSS SuperStack ₹25 Lakhs GTD drew 494 entries (293 unique and 201 re-entries) this past Sunday. Seasoned pro Vidwath ‘Qweasdzxc’ Shetty juggernauted to the top of the leaderboard outlasting ‘Prema’ heads-up to pocket the winner’s paycheque worth ₹4.85 Lakhs.

Notables such as Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (3rd for ₹2.19 Lakhs) and Raman ‘ifryu’ Gujral (8th for ₹64,750) made final table finishes.

Vidwath Shetty
Vidwath Shetty

Final Table Results

  1. Vidwath ‘Qweasdzxc’ Shetty – ₹4,85,750
  2. Prema – ₹3,40,500
  3. Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan – ₹2,19,000
  4. ChristopherCoke – ₹1,62,000
  5. spiboy314 – ₹1,21,500
  6. Vaibhav ‘WakhraSwagNi’ Sharma – ₹97,500
  7. Kapil ‘kapsa92’ Kumar Vasita – ₹81,250
  8. Raman ‘ifryu’ Gujral – ₹64,750
  9. thekid – ₹64,750

Sunday Special – Progressive KO – 5,500 NLHE 15 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Entries – 146

Re-entries – 97

Total Prize Pool – ₹15,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹8,92,500

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹6,07,500

Places Paid – 39

The flagship weekly tournament on PokerStars India – Sunday Special – Progressive KO ₹15 Lakhs GTD – once again had an overlay to fill, this time amounting to nearly ₹2 Lakhs. The event registered 243 entries (146 unique and 97 re-entries) for a buy-in of ₹5,500.

PokerGuru Ambassadors dominated the event with Vivek ‘Mystic Peaks’ Singh defeating ‘checcm@te’ heads-up to claim the title. Singh banked ₹3.13 Lakhs in first-place prize money, while ‘checcm@te’ had to contend with ₹1.89 Lakhs for their runner-up finish.

Other Team Ambassadors who finished in the money included Rony ‘GoGetters1’ Chowdhury (7th for ₹34,950), Laksh Pal ‘B00MTilt23’ Singh (9th for ₹15,337), Gokul ‘Haxton Jr’ Raj (21st for ₹12,840), Ratul ‘MuscariAs’ Steves (33rd for ₹12,636) and Parikshit ‘Zapdos123’ Dhall (39th for ₹10,136).

Another notable that demands special mention is Rubin ‘kornkid4’ Labroo. The New Delhi-based online regular is currently in attendance at the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Vietnam and has already cashed in two events – placing third in the series-opener VND 11,000,000 (~₹32,442) buy-in Monster Stack #1 for VND 142,810,000 (~₹4.21 Lakhs) and more recently finishing 37th in the Main Event for VND 45,840,000 (~₹1.35 Lakhs). Labroo final tabled the Sunday Special winning ₹1.28 Lakhs for his third-place finish.

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh

Final Table Results

  1. Vivek ‘Mystic Peaks’ Singh – ₹3,13,639
  2. checcm@te – ₹1,89,967
  3. Rubin ‘kornkid4’ Labroo – ₹1,28,679
  4. Levels9 – ₹80,779
  5. muttonmm – ₹57,015
  6. Neel ‘Worm236’ Joshi – ₹61,578
  7. Rony ‘GoGetters1’ Chowdhury – ₹34,950
  8. Mrinal ‘-booy@h-‘ Manna – ₹30,907
  9. Laksh Pal ‘B00MTilt23’ Singh – ₹15,337

The Monster 6-Max 5 Lakhs GTD (RE) – PokerBaazi

Entries – 100

Re-entries – 71

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 21

The event had 171 entries (100 unique and 71 re-entries) joining the action, and in the end, it was Miracle’ who defeated Shankar ‘Kidpokernj’ Nivazz (runner-up for ₹87,150) heads-up to win the top prize of ₹1.24 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. Miracle – ₹1,24,350
  2. Shankar ‘Kidpokernj’ Nivazz – ₹87,150
  3. Pranav ‘mithrandir16’ Anand – ₹56,050
  4. Bunty ‘3streakbluff’ Choudhary – ₹41,500
  5. Kalibaba – ₹31,150
  6. Zonty – ₹24,900
  7. Khatriking – ₹20,700
  8. mjmani1111 – ₹16,600
  9. Cheenu ‘pizzaboy99’ Madan – ₹12,400

Grinders #33: 5 Lakhs GTD Main Event – PokerBaazi

Entries – 347

Re-entries – 148

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 63

The featured event on the Baazi Grinder Series schedule, the ₹1,100 buy-in Main Event played out last Sunday with a prize pool guarantee of ₹5 Lakhs. A total of 495 entries (347 unique and 148 re-entries) were logged in, and ‘Clearsky’ triumphed over the massive field, collecting a payday worth ₹97,150.

Final Table Results

  1. Clearsky – ₹97,150
  2. purpleparrot – ₹68,100
  3. 14got2flush – ₹43,800
  4. Ashish ‘ashish7d’ Singh – ₹32,400
  5. Prince ‘poker7664’ Kumar – ₹24,300
  6. ajoy94 – ₹19,500
  7. Dennis9229 – ₹16,250
  8. ISHTPREET13 – ₹12,950
  9. sabur – ₹9,750

 

Raise Deep Stack 1.5 Lakhs GTD NLHE (Max 5 Rebuys) – Khelo365

Entries – 43

Rebuys – 9

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 6

The Raise Deep Stack ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD NLHE (Max 5 Rebuys) on Khelo365 saw the top six finishers earn a payout, with ‘srishti’ claiming the top spot for ₹60,000.

Final Table Results

  1. srishti – ₹60,000
  2. Shushant – ₹31,500
  3. Shaksham – ₹18,000
  4. bullscorp – ₹16,500
  5. Talaketu – ₹13,500
  6. hengokamki – ₹10,500

BSS PLO 2 Lakhs GTD (Half RE) – PokerBaazi

Entries – 82

Re-entries- 61

Prize Pool – ₹2,25,000

Places Paid – 18

Another of PokerBaazi’s Sunday staple tourneys – BSS PLO saw its prize pool guarantee slashed from 5 Lakhs to ₹2 Lakhs GTD this weekend. But the tournament also permitted unlimited re-entries for half the price, i.e., at a halved buy-in of ₹2,200!

With a total of 143 entries (82 unique and 61 re-entries) coming in, the guarantee was easily overshot, and the final prize pool generated was ₹2.25 Lakhs. Besting the field was ‘barrelbrat’ who took home ₹57,937 for the win.

Final Table Results

  1. barrelbrat – ₹57,937
  2. suman276 – ₹40,567
  3. matpoker – ₹26,100
  4. ThikanaCK – ₹19,327
  5. Ashish ‘ashish7d’ Singh – ₹14,490
  6. Riyaz ‘rkriyaz’ Khan – ₹11,587
  7. Siddharth ‘Siddharthsjjain’ Jain – ₹9,630
  8. Zarvan ‘MomSaid5Bet’ Tumboli – ₹7,717
  9. pikachu007 – ₹5,782

Big Bang 1 Lakh GTD NLHE (Max 5 Rebuys) – Khelo365

Entries – 35

Rebuys – 21

Prize Pool – ₹1,12,000

Places Paid – 5

Khelo’s prime Sunday event Big Bang ₹1 Lakh GTD with a ₹2,200 buy-in crowned ‘shades0’ the champion and he took home ₹48,160.

Final Table Results

  1. shades09 – ₹48,160
  2. romanrei8756 – ₹25,760
  3. swap7 – ₹14,560
  4. Santoshi – ₹13,440
  5. Ado535285 – ₹10,080

Sunday Stars – 2,200 NLHE 2 Lakhs GTD PokerStars India

Entries – 61

Re-entries – 35

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 15

Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar shipped PokerStars India’s Sunday Stars ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹47,497.

PokerGuru Team Ambassador Vishal ‘Vishalb22’ Bajaj (12th for ₹5,051) also scored in the event.

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar

Final Table Results

  1. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar – ₹47,497
  2. manhuntstarts – ₹34,927
  3. randysingh2018 – ₹25,683
  4. fragileninja – ₹18,886
  5. Naru96 – ₹13,888
  6. Harsh ‘kakori kabab’ Dembla – ₹10,212
  7. Sooo Pure – ₹7,510
  8. khazmash32 – ₹6,580
  9. DEVG27 – ₹5,765

Mega Splash 1 Lakh GTD NLHE (Max 5 Rebuys) – Khelo365

Entries – 31

Rebuys – 15

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 5

apalece’ rose to the top of the field in the Mega Splash ₹1 Lakh GTD NLHE on Khelo365 to snag the title along with the winning amount of ₹43,000.

Final Table Results

  1. apalece – ₹43,000
  2. Rohancerebral – ₹23,000
  3. chanakyax – ₹13,000
  4. swap7 – ₹12,000
  5. quanah – ₹9,000

The Classic – 1,650, 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Entries – 52

Re-entries – 30

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 10

PokerStars India’s The Classic had its guarantee reduced from ₹2.5 Lakhs to ₹1.5 Lakhs last Sunday. The event registered 82 entries (52 unique and 30 re-entries) and ‘DEVG27’ came out on top to win ₹40,797 in prize money.

PokerGuru Team Ambassador Devrat ‘bhasm@sur1’ Arya (4th for ₹16,600) final tabled the event.

Final Table Results

  1. DEVG27 – ₹40,797
  2. Levels9 – ₹30,231
  3. nawazzi96 – ₹22,402
  4. Devrat ‘bhasm@sur1’ Arya – ₹16,600
  5. bakuryu66 – ₹12,301
  6. FishyPlayer99 – ₹9,115
  7. AIstack – ₹6,754
  8. ijaydc – ₹5,005
  9. nutty41500 – ₹3,709

Sunday Warm-Up 1,100 NLHE 1.5 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Entries – 84

Re-entries – 45

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 20

‘anandsankar’ dominated the 129-player field (84 unique and 45 re-entries) in PokerStars India Sunday Warm-Up ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD and took home ₹27,385 in prize money following a heads-up deal with “TechTitan111” (₹29,690).

Final Table Results

  1. anandsankar – ₹27,385*
  2. “TechTitan111” – ₹29,690*
  3. lidfawn – ₹18,023
  4. Arpan ‘Vasusenaa’ Majhi – ₹13,365
  5. InTooDeep41 – ₹9,911
  6. nawazzi96 – ₹7,350
  7. Ram ‘TheLagLawyer’ Kakkar – ₹5,451
  8. theghoti – ₹4,042
  9. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – ₹3,573

*denotes heads-up deal

Sunday Supersonic 1,100 NLHE 1 Lakh GTD – PokerStars India

Entries- 59

Re-entries – 26

Prize Pool – 1,00,000

Places Paid – 13

The Sunday Supersonic ₹1 Lakh GTD on PokerStars India attracted 85 entries (59 unique and 26 re-entries) and culminated with ‘chittibabu_ram’ claiming the title and ₹21,567 in first-place prize money following a heads-up deal with ‘azmadh’ who finished runner-up for ₹20,956.

Final Table Results

  1. chittibabu_ram – ₹21,567*
  2. azmadh – ₹20,956*
  3. Samsher ‘santacruzsam’ Gandhi – ₹13,583
  4. Wanabepro299 – ₹10,146
  5. Limp157 – ₹7,579
  6. Mav3RiX – ₹5,662
  7. Armaan ‘armaan007111’ Kochhar – ₹4,229
  8. Athul2607 – ₹3,159
  9. FishyPlayer99 – ₹2,847

*denotes heads-up deal

 

Sunday 1 Lakh GTD (RE) – PokerBaazi

Entries – 523

Re-entries – 183

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 81

The Sunday ₹1 Lakhs GTD on PokerBaazi attracted a 706-strong (523 unique and 183 re-entries) entry field. ‘siddhartha’ was the player taking home the winner’s payday of ₹18,470.

Final Table Results

  1. siddhartha – ₹18,470
  2. Kuttabilli – ₹12,950
  3. Anshul ‘Bags05’ Bagai – ₹8,350
  4. pubgindia – ₹6,170
  5. 786aa – ₹4,620
  6. agallin – ₹3,730
  7. AK10JQ – ₹3,090
  8. roadking – ₹2,460
  9. Kapil ‘pokerkingyash13’ Chaudhary – ₹1,850

 

Deep Stack 40K GTD NLHE (Max 5 Rebuys) – Khelo365

Entries – 29

Rebuys – 18

Prize Pool – ₹40,000

Places Paid – 4

Khelo365’s Deep Stack ₹40K GTD crowned a champion in ‘Rise’ who won ₹18,400 for his efforts.

Final Table Results

  1. Rise – ₹18,400
  2. Vanadev – ₹10,400
  3. sathyaesan – ₹6,400
  4. Shushant – ₹4,800

 

Sunday Storm 330 NLHE (6-Max) 1 Lakh GTD – PokerStars India

Entries – 171

Re-entries – 140

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 53

Sunday Storm ₹1 Lakh GTD on PokerStars India attracted 311 entries (171 unique and 140 re-entries) and a three-way deal resulted in ‘wizkid31669’ taking down the title for ₹14,478. ‘I am VR4Poker’ pocketed ₹13,631 for his runner-up finish while ‘uthanpatak’ banked ₹12,660 for placing third.

Final Table Results

  1. wizkid31669 – ₹14,478*
  2. I am VR4Poker – ₹13,631*
  3. uthanpatak – ₹12,660*
  4. FishyPlayer99 – ₹6,778
  5. simon488kitai – ₹4,820
  6. deepak234781 – ₹3,428
  7. wh1tewa1ker – ₹2,749
  8. brokakl – ₹2,205
  9. devvrata – ₹2,205

*denotes 3-way deal

That’s it for this week’s Sunday Online Railbird Report. We will be back next week with a roundup of all the major Sunday scores.

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