WPT Online India: WPT India Champion Ashish Munot Scores Big!

Nov 16, 2020

Recap provided by PokerGuru.in.

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Sunday wrapped up a hectic weekend on the virtual felts, primarily because Adda52’s WPT Online India was hosting five featured tourneys, most of which successfully smashed their prize pool guarantees!

The 11th day of the WPT Online India series hosted five big-ticket tournaments on Adda52, of which three awarded WPT trophies. Leading the charge was the ₹35 Lakhs GTD WPT India 6-Max Championship that clocked in 376 contenders, easily surpassing its advertised guarantee by a comfortable ₹2.60 Lakhs margin! Running from 9 PM to 5:55 AM, the event finally awarded the WPT Trophy to Pratibha ‘TeamRocket’ Arya. One of India’s more prominent female poker players, Arya bested Abhishek ‘abhisekchem86’ Mandal (runner-up for ₹5.69 Lakhs) in the heads-up play to bank the single-largest score of the day, a mouth-watering ₹9.40 Lakhs.

Pratibha Arya
Pratibha Arya


Next up was the ₹30 Lakhs GTD WPT Mega Stack that generated a colossal ₹36.15 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 233 participants. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot locked horns with Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover (runner-up for ₹5.24 Lakhs) in the heads-up battle. In the end, it was Munot to took home the title for ₹9.03 Lakhs. Munot, the 2019 WPT India Main Event champion, added a second WPT trophy to his collection. He also placed seventh in Spartan Poker’s Sunday SuperStack for ₹1.12 Lakhs, to collect a seven-figure haul worth ₹10.16 Lakhs. He currently has ₹3.95 Crores in lifetime online earnings and is a little under ₹5 Lakhs away from crossing the ₹4 Crore-mark in recorded winnings.

Ashish Munot
Ashish Munot


The multi-flight ₹25 Lakhs GTD WPT India Mini Main Event also played down to a winner last night. The tourney had commenced on November 11 and registered 2,704 entries across seven starting flights, posting a guarantee-smashing ₹27.04 Lakhs prize pool. A total of 310 entries advanced to Day 2, of which 296 runners were unique entries, and only the top 287 players were assured payouts. The event ultimately culminated at 4:39 AM on Monday, and it was former Millionaire champion and Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav who was the last player left standing. Yadav beat ‘NareshNow’ (runner-up for ₹2.94 Lakhs) in the heads-up showdown to claim his career-first WPT title, along with a ₹4.09 Lakhs winner’s paycheque.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav


Yadav also final tabled the WPT India 6 Max Championship, finishing third for ₹4.13 Lakhs, winning a cumulative ₹8.22 Lakhs on Sunday.

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD WPT Monster Turbo attracted 503 entries to generate ₹11.44 Lakhs in the prize pool. Another former Millionaire winner, Saurabh ‘saurabh21’ Rohila, shipped the event for ₹2.97 Lakhs, just as Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar came in second for ₹1.68 Lakhs.

Saurabh Rohila
Saurabh Rohila


The ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic yet again failed to meet its prize pool guarantee. After drawing in 305 entrants, the event recorded a deficit of ₹83,675. Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari championed the tourney to win ₹1.25 Lakhs, while Sushant ‘Tryndamere’ Singh placed second for ₹75,750.

WPT India 6 Max Championship 35 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 213

Re-entries – 163

Prize Pool – ₹37,60,000

Places Paid – 38

Boasting the most massive guarantee among the three WPT Trophy tournies running on Adda52 last night was the ₹35 Lakhs GTD WPT India 6-Max Championship. Commencing at 9 PM, the event logged in 376 entries (213 unique and 163 re-entries) by the end of late registrations. The event smashed its guarantee to collect a ₹37.60 Lakhs prize pool, and by the time the last hand got dealt, it was almost 6 in the morning.

Pratibha TeamRocket’ Arya, who was part of the 2018 Match IPL Season 2 winning team Haryana Hawks and was crowned the “Player of the League” for the season, pocketed a near seven-figure score of ₹9.40 Lakhs after beating Abhishek ‘abhisekchem86’ Mandal (runner-up for ₹5.69 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.

WPT India Mini Main Event Finale champion, Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav (3rd for ₹4.13 Lakhs), Himanshu ‘Himanshu_s’ Sehgal (4th for ₹3 Lakhs) and Advait ‘ronaldinho018’ Rajguru (5th for ₹2.03 Lakhs) also final tabled the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Pratibha ‘TeamRocket’ Arya – ₹9,40,000
  2. Abhisek ‘abhisekchem86’ Mandal – ₹5,69,640
  3. Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav – ₹4,13,600
  4. Himanshu ‘Himanshu_s’ Sehgal – ₹3,00,800
  5. Advait ‘ronaldinho018’ Rajguru – ₹2,03,040
  6. ladypoker20 – ₹1,41,000

WPT Mega Stack 30 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 348

Re-entries – 375

Prize Pool – ₹36,15,014

Places Paid – 72

The ₹30 Lakhs GTD WPT Mega Stack had 233 entrants ponying up the ₹5,500 entry buy-in, collecting a guarantee-crushing ₹36.15 Lakhs in the prize pool.

When all was done, the defending WPT India Main Event Champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot, walked away with his second WPT Trophy (his first WPT Online title) and ₹9.04 Lakhs in prize money.

Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover finished runner-up for ₹5.24 Lakhs.

Munot FT-ed another tourney on Sunday, placing seventh in Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack for ₹1.12 Lakhs. With a seven-figure ₹10.16 Lakhs in total earnings last night, his lifetime record went soaring to ₹3.95 Crore.

The other prominent players on the final table were Chirag ‘mahikk’ Bhardwaj (3rd for ₹3.54 Lakhs), Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (6th for ₹1.27 Lakhs), Aditya ‘a_sushant’ Sushant (6th for ₹99,413), and Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi (8th for ₹72,300).

Runner-up Surbhit Grover
Runner-up Surbhit Grover


Final Table Results

  1. Ashish ‘ragspoker’ Munot – ₹9,03,750
  2. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – ₹5,24,175
  3. Chirag ‘mahikk’ Bhardwaj – ₹3,54,270
  4. xznny112 – ₹2,53,050
  5. sirigirisetty – ₹1,80,750
  6. Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall – ₹1,26,525
  7. Aditya ‘a_sushant’ Sushant – ₹99,413
  8. Siddarth ‘badtameez_donk’ Singhvi – ₹72,300


WPT India Mini Main Event Finale 25 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 1,461

Re-entries – 1,243

Prize Pool – ₹27,04,000

Places Paid – 287

After running seven starting flights, the ₹25 Lakhs GTD WPT India Mini Main Event played down to a winner on Sunday night. A total of 310 runners (Day 1A – 49, Day 1B – 39, Day 1C – 42, Day 1D – 16, Day 1E – 25, Day 1F- 49, Day 1G- 90) had qualified for Day 2 from a starting field of 2,704 entries. With multiple stacks removed, 296 players began Day 2 at 10.15 PM, and 287 of them were assured a payout from the guarantee-smashing ₹27.04 Lakhs prize pool.

After a little over six hours of play, riding to the top was the former Millionaire champion, Young Gun Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav. Yadav rode past a stacked field and eventually beat Naresh NareshNow’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹2.94 Lakhs) heads-up to win a WPT Trophy and ₹4.09 Lakhs in prize money.

Not stopping at that, Yadav also placed third in the ₹35 Lakhs GTD WPT India 6-Max Championship for ₹4.13 Lakhs.

Haider ‘Donktown22’ Madraswala (3rd for ₹2.11 Lakhs), Himanshu ‘StupidCommonMan’ Kataria (4th for ₹1.52 Lakhs), Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla (6th for ₹78,614), Young Gun Shardul ‘Vamos96’ Parthasarathi (7th for ₹56,524) and Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury (8th for ₹40,642) were others who made it on the 8-max FT.

Final Table Results

  1. Anuj ‘anuj25395’ Yadav – ₹4,09,107
  2. Naresh ‘NareshNow’ Kumar – ₹2,94,145
  3. Haider ‘Donktown22’ Madraswala – ₹2,11,493
  4. Himanshu ‘StupidCommonMan’ Kataria – ₹1,52,065
  5. lil_d – ₹1,09,337
  6. Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla – ₹78,614
  7. Shardul ‘Vamos96’ Parthasarathi – ₹56,524
  8. Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ Choudhury – ₹40,642

WPT Monster Turbo 10 Lakhs GTD  Adda52

Buy-in ₹2,500

Entries – 291

Re-entries – 212

Prize Pool – ₹11,44,325

Places Paid – 55

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD WPT Monster Turbo generated a guarantee-crushing ₹11.44 Lakhs prize pool, backed by 503 contenders.

Starting at 10 PM, the event ran for six hours before Adda52 regular Saurabh ‘saurabh21’ Rohila bested online regular Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar heads-up to claim the title and ₹2.97 Lakhs in first-place prize money. The latter netted ₹1.68 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta (3rd for ₹1.17 Lakhs), Hemant ‘hemant0606’ Poddar (4th for ₹85,824), P Raghavendra ‘ThikanaCK’ Hada – 40,051 (6th for ₹40,051), and Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari (7th for ₹31,461) posted FT scores.

Final Table Results

  1. Saurabh ‘saurabh21’ Rohila – ₹2,97,525
  2. Ram ‘mowgumotu’ Kakkar – ₹1,68,788
  3. Tarush ‘tarush123’ Gupta – ₹1,17,293
  4. Hemant ‘hemant0606’ Poddar – ₹85,824
  5. machaa – ₹60,649
  6. Raghavendra ‘ThikanaCK’ Hada – ₹40,051
  7. Priyank ‘Piko1432’ Kothari – ₹31,469
  8. vedrathi – ₹22,887

WPT Classic 5 Lakhs GTD  Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,500

Entries – 170

Re-entries – 135

Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Places Paid – 34

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD WPT Classic overlaid ₹83,675 after attracting 305 registrations.

Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari was the last player standing and won ₹1.25 Lakhs after eliminating Sushant ‘Tryndamere’ Singh (runner-up for ₹75,750) in second-place.

Aarchit ‘Aarchit’ Dhadwal (3rd for ₹55,000), Parth punit7690 Aggarwal (4th for ₹41,750), Md ‘007shakuni’ Zeeshan (6th for ₹18,750) and Faizan ‘realkidsanju’ Samad (7th for ₹15,000) FT-ed the tourney.

Runner-up Sushant Singh
Runner-up Sushant Singh


Final Table Results

  1. Juli ‘Lily8’ Kumari – ₹1,25,00
  2. Sushant ‘Tryndamere’ Singh – ₹75,750
  3. Aarchit ‘Aarchit’ Dhadwal – ₹55,000
  4. Parth ‘punit7690’ Aggarwal – ₹41,750
  5. tobirama – ₹28,750
  6. Md ‘007shakuni’ Zeeshan – ₹18,750
  7. Faizan ‘realkidsanju’ Samad – ₹15,000
  8. nopastnofuture – ₹12,500

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