It’s not every day that you see a well-known pro like Aditya Agarwal hustling on the felts to ship feature tournaments. The pro is known for grinding in the big ticket events and series given his level of skill and experience. Day 9 of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) on Spartan Poker was that day when he made his presence felt quite prominently. How? Agarwal shipped the ₹60 Lakh GTD Friday Prime for over ₹13 Lakh and made everyone grinding know that he’s here to win. Let’s take a look at the winners of Day 9.
The event was shipped by Sawan Kumar for ₹81,363 after striking a deal with ‘BIG DADDY’ who added ₹58,433 to his bankroll.
Popular online reg Manish Lakhotia took down the Monster Stack title for a sum of ₹1,61,961 after beating Ashwin Vijay. The runner-up took home ₹1,02,877.
Moji Padu took home this IOPC and a prize money of ₹77,447 after ending this tourney in a deal with Rajesh Kuamr who added ₹66,349 to his bankroll.
Lawyer-turned-poker pro Ashish Ahuja nailed this IOPC title for ₹1,32,521. The runner-up was Snehil Aggarwal for ₹84,021. The winner has 177 online titles to his name as per records and a massive lifetime earnings of ₹13.65 Crore (as of January 2023). The pro registered his biggest cash (₹28,66,026) at the Final Table Series (FTS) 5.0 November 2022 #44 High Roller (₹1.25 Crore GTD) (6 Max).
Aditya Agarwal must have surely given his rival all kinds of jitters when he started grinding in this event. And it’s not surprising that he nailed the Friday Prime title for a sum of ₹13,03,516. The runner-up was online reg Tarush Gupta for ₹8,22,280. Talking about the Friday Prime winner, he’s an inspiration for all the upcoming poker players in the circuit. With numerous online titles to his credit, Agarwal has grabbed his biggest online cash in an IOPC event. He was placed second in the IOPC July 2021 Main Event – The Crown for ₹33,20,756.
Not just online, Agarwal’s live adventures have reaped impressive results for all to see. When its comes to World Series of Poker (WSOP), in November 2021, he finished runner-up at Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em for $286,705 (approx. ₹2,33,70,629). The pro who is referred as the ‘God of Poker’ by many in India finished 18th in Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em for a payday of $38,231 (~₹29,84,027).
Agarwal was also grinding in Event #75: $777 Lucky 7’s. He played Day 1C flight but couldn’t advance further. Coming to the Indian live poker series, Agarwal has won Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) Colossus May 2019 ₹200K Main Event For ₹31 Lakh. In Adda52 Colossus August 2022, the mighty pro finished at the 9th spot for ₹95,000 at the 50K Warm Up Bounty event.
Avinash Kumar added the Friday Spotlight title in his kitty for ₹3,35,731 after ending the tourney in a deal with mystery player called ‘kiriti5.’ The anonymous player added ₹2,62,816.
Mystery player called ‘suman4456’ won the All Rounder title for ₹2,21,636. Hemant Meena was the runner-up for ₹1,39,812.
With a Masters Degree in Journalism and Communication, Mrinal Gujare currently is cruising through an exciting genre of writing and editing at Gutshot Magazine. Apart from being an Editor, Mrinal is an avid reader and a former contemporary dancer. She is also perennially hungry for intriguing scoops from across the globe. No holds barred is the rule Mrinal follows in life.
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