Friday Majors: Mehta Denies Bansal The Ballers Title; Sriram Ships Running Hot

Fridays are always a good time to play poker on India’s no. 1 poker site, This past Friday was no different as the site hosted several big guaranteed tournaments, with the 22.50 Lac GTD The Ballers headlining the Friday roster. Running as part of the ‘Bulls Eye July’ promotion on the site, the INR 7500 buy-in tourney could garner a field of 292 entrants and outlasting them all was none other than the former Mega Suits champion in Mohit ‘thejokerrrr’ Mehta who added a hefty INR 5.76 Lac to his online bankroll. The in-form MTT player eventually locked horns with Shalabh ‘shalabhpoker’ Bansal (runner-up for INR 3.43 Lac) in the heads-up battle to win his first-ever The Ballers title. With this big win, Mehta entered the ‘2 Crores Club’ in lifetime online earnings. 


  • Total Entries – 292
  • Prizepool – 22.50 Lac
  • Places Paid – 30
  • Min Cash – 18,000


5 Lac GTD Running Hot

Adda52’s 5 Lac GTD Running Hot fared better than The Ballers, with 312 coming in to generate INR 6.24 Lac in the prize pool. In the end, it was the in-form player Arun ‘runyrules’ Sriram who shipped the tourney, winning a cool INR 1.56 Lac in the top prizemoney. He also notched up two more deep finishes last night to rake in INR 1.86 Lac in total winnings. ‘Jaddubhai’ (runner-up for INR 94,536) and Nadeem ‘nadeem0021’ Basha (3rd for INR 68,640) rounded out the top three payouts in the tourney.


  • Total Entries – 312
  • Prizepool – 6.24 Lac
  • Places Paid – 34
  • Min Cash – 4,368

Among other winners on, the former Iron Man champion Saahib ‘saahib’ Bawa took down not one but two tournaments. He won the 1.75 Lac GTD Nighttide DST Adda for INR  44,199 and the 50K GTD Sundown Adda for INR 15,444), thus collecing INR 59,643 in Friday earnings.