Indian Poker Pot: Now Features the Online Poker Winnings of the Full Week; Sharad Rao Wins 3 MTTs

weekly online poker winsThe Indian poker community is expanding, and so is the Indian poker pot.  For the same good reasons, we at OPN India expanded our “Weekend Indian Poker Pot” to feature the Indian online poker winnings on Weekdays (Mon-Thu) along with the Weekends (Fri-Sun). The weekly column (published every Monday) renamed to “Indian Poker Pot” will now feature all the notable cash finishes, final table finishes and tourney winnings of Indian players of the last week (Mon-Sun).

Indian MTT grinders clinched the victory in 9 online tourneys along with a number of cashes and final table finishes. Amit ‘bblacklegend’ Jain brought the biggest individual figure in a single tourney winning $3,763 in the $109 NL Hold’em [Turbo], $12K Gtd on PokerStars on Wednesday, June 15. Sharad ‘KEENYLE’ Rao became “OPN Star of the Week” by winning 3 tourneys and finishing on the final table in another.  In the on-going MicroMillions 11 on PokerStars, Indian players are yet to strike a notable score. In total, Indians have cashed $3,834.54 at the end of 35 events in MicroMillions.


The 1st day of the week started with Vineet aka ‘888pokerAKQ’ finishing in the runner-up place of the The $5,000 Typhoon – 2nd Chance on 888 Poker for $1,027. 4 more Indian players made final table finishes on Monday in different tourneys on PokerStars. Karan Radia placed 3rd in the $22 NL Hold’em [1R1A], $15K Gtd for $1,745, Kartik Ved aka ‘pegasus’ finished 3rd in the $16.50 NL Hold’em [8-Max], $2.5K Gtd for $300, Arvindhan pocketed $395 in the $5.10 NL Hold’em [Hyper-Turbo], $5K Gtd finishing 4th and Buddhaluv finished 5th in the $109 NL Hold’em [Turbo], $8K Gtd for $672.


Tuesday brought 2 notable scores for Indian Poker Pot, both of them being the tourney wins. Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover who now sits in the 5th spot of India rankings won The $5,000 Swordfish on 888 Poker bagging $1,248. indiandurr won the low buy-in tourney $10.20 NL Hold’em [Heads-Up, Hyper-Turbo], $2K Gtd on PokerStars for $691.


Amit Jain aka ‘bblacklegend’ triumphed the field of 175 players in the $109 NL Hold’em [Turbo], $12K Gtd winning $3,763 which remained the highest figure of the week. Sharad ‘KEENYLE’ Rao won the $8.80 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout], $8K Gtd] adding $1,080 to his online winnings. Karan Radia went unlucky in the Full Tilt Triceratops event as he missed the victory by one place. Karan finished in the runner-up place bagging $1,277. Ankit ‘aob1986’ Bajaj finished 3rd in the $11 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Turbo], $4K Gtd on PokerStars for $618.


Karan Radia brought the first win for Indians at the virtual felt on Thursday in the $11 NL Hold’em [8-Max], $5K Gtd for which he earned $1,186. He was soon joined by Sharad Rao who triumphed the $5.50 NL Hold’em [2R1A], $5K Gtd bagging $1,222. indiandurr won $1,615 finishing 6th in the $109 NL Hold’em [Turbo], $30K Gtd.


Friday saw only 2 notable scores by the Indian MTT grinders at the online felt. Kartik Ved aka ‘pegasus’ won the $8.80 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout], $8K Gtd] on PokerStars bagging $1,050. Sabyasachi Chakraborty aka ‘Infusion_leo’ finished 3rd in the $11+R NL Hold’em, $7.5K Gtd on PokerStars for $947.


Aditya Agarwal returned to the online felt fresh from his WSOP outing and clinched a victory on Friday. He won the $109 NL Hold’em [Turbo], $8K Gtd bagging $2,425. Sharad Rao who has been on a fantastic run throughout the week won yet another tourney on PokerStars. Sharad won $10.50 NL Hold’em [Super-Knockout], $15K Gtd for $1,312. Rahil Bhatia placed 20th in the $215 Weekly 6-Max NLHE, $40K Gtd for $439 while Kartik Ved won $354 finishing 6th in the $13.50 NL Hold’em [Knockout], $10K Gtd.


Sunday saw 4 final table finishes by Indians in the online tourneys including the runner-up finish by Abhishek Rathod for $3,543 in the Titan Poker €25,000 Grand Sunday. Karan Radia who now ranks #1 Indian on Pocketfives won $1,488 finishing 6th in the $55 NL Hold’em, $35K Gtd. Sharad Rao bagged $1,209 in the $5.50 NL Hold’em [2R1A], $12K Gtd finishing 4th. Infusion_leo finished 8th in the $11+R NL Hold’em, $15K Gtd for $478.

Here is the Indian Poker Pot for Week 29 (July 13 -19) on 2015:

Player/User Event Prize/Position Date
Karan Radia $22 NL Hold’em [1R1A], $15K Gtd $1,745/3rd 13-Jun
888pokerAKQ/Vineet The $5,000 Typhoon – 2nd Chance $1,027/2nd 13-Jun
pegasus /Kartik Ved $16.50 NL Hold’em [8-Max], $2.5K Gtd $300/3rd 13-Jun
Arvindhan $5.10 NL Hold’em [Hyper-Turbo], $5K Gtd $395/4th 13-Jun
Buddhaluv $109 NL Hold’em [Turbo], $8K Gtd $672/5th 13-Jun
BigggTymeR 888 Poker The $5,000 Swordfish $1,248/1st 14-Jun
indiandurr $10.20 NL Hold’em [Heads-Up, Hyper-Turbo], $2K Gtd $691/1st 14-Jun
Karan Radia Full Tilt Triceratops $1,277/2nd 15-Jun
KEENYLE $8.80 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout], $8K Gtd] $1,080/1st 15-Jun
bblacklegend $109 NL Hold’em [Turbo], $12K Gtd $3,763/1st 15-Jun
aob1986 $11 NL Hold’em [6-Max, Turbo], $4K Gtd $618/3rd 15-Jun
Karan Radia $11 NL Hold’em [8-Max], $5K Gtd $1,186/1st 16-Jun
KEENYLE $5.50 NL Hold’em [2R1A], $5K Gtd $1,222/1st 16-Jun
indiandurr $109 NL Hold’em [Turbo], $30K Gtd $1,615/6th 16-Jun
pegasus $8.80 NL Hold’em [Progressive Super-Knockout], $8K Gtd] $1,050/1st 17-Jun
Infusion_leo $11+R NL Hold’em, $7.5K Gtd $947/3rd 17-Jun
rbhatia3 $215 Weekly 6-Max NLHE, $40K Gtd $439/20th 18-Jun
KEENYLE $10.50 NL Hold’em [Super-Knockout], $15K Gtd $1,312/1st 18-Jun
Adi Agarwal $109 NL Hold’em [Turbo], $8K Gtd $2,425/1st 18-Jun
pegasus $13.50 NL Hold’em [Knockout], $10K Gtd $354/6th 18-Jun
Karan Radia $55 NL Hold’em, $35K Gtd $1,488/6th 19-Jun
KEENYLE $5.50 NL Hold’em [2R1A], $12K Gtd $1,209/4th 19-Jun
Abhishek Rathod Titan Poker  €25,000 Grand Sunday $3,543/2nd 19-Jun
Infusion_leo $11+R NL Hold’em, $15K Gtd $478/8th 19-Jun