Day 4: Paawan Bansal clinches the Mini Main; Kuldeep Kumar, Aditya Kesharwani, Yash Jain, TheTamizhDurrr win events

We are halfway through APT Online Series India 2021 2.0 with 23 players walking away as champions. The latest winners were Kuldeep “don_31” Kumar, Aditya “KesarDa” Kesharwani, Yash “scylla” Jain, and player “TheTamizhDurr”. At the featured events, Paawan “ukissmyace” Bansal shipped the Mini Main to claim an APT Trophy, and Gaurav Sood won the Championship Event to bring home an APT Trophy and Championship Ring. You can read up on Sood’s victory via the links provided. For the rest of the winners, recaps and results down below. 

Gaurav Sood wins the Championship Event
Championship Event Live Reporting 

The online series is ongoing at with games running daily from August 1 to 8. The festival guarantees IN₹  8 Crore (~US$ 1,075,570) across 44 tournaments. Over IN₹ 3.53 Crore (~US$ 476,385) has already been paid out. More cash to be won including the last five trophies and two rings. Browse the schedule and sign up! 

APT Online Series India 2021 schedule

The APT Player of the Series race is officially underway. Players that have cashed at any of the APT events (satellites not included) received points towards the leaderboard. The player with the highest number of points accrued at the completion of the festival wins the APT POS Trophy, APT POS Ring, and a luxury watch. Top 25 players will also receive a piece of IN₹ 30 Lac (~US$ 40,35) in Real Cash Bonus (RCB) with the winner guaranteed IN₹ 6 Lac (~US$ 8,100). After four days of games, Aman “KarmaPoker” Parakh continues to hold the top spot. Parakh placed 14th a the Championship Event to maintain his standing. Here are current top 10 in points:

APT #23: Mini Main – Paawan “ukissmyace” Bansal  – IN₹ 10.71L (~US$ 14,430)

Great day at the races for Paawan “ukissmyace” Bansal who turned his IN₹ 3,300 (~US$ 44) buy in into a sweet IN₹ 10.71L (~US$ 14,430) scoop. Bansal outlasted 240 Day 2 runners of the featured Mini Main to bag the title, the largest payout, and the APT trophy. 

Buy in: IN₹ 3,300
Guarantee: IN₹ 50 Lac
Entries: 2,007
Prize pool: IN₹ 60.21 Lac (~US$ 81,140)
ITM: 201 places
Day 2 qualifiers: 241
Running time: 6 hours and 51 minutes

The Mini Main pulled in 2,007 entries across three starting days to crush the guarantee for a much richer IN₹ 60.21 Lac (~US$ 81,140) prize pool. The biggest heat was the last one, Day 1C, attracting 1,409 entries. Day 2 opened with 241 gunning for the title. Half an hour in, the bubble burst with ”kashish007” as the official bubble player. From there, it took another five hours for the final table to be established. 

After the fall of “omniknight” (8th) and “Kingsb30” (7th), Bansal railed the ailing Divanshu “1diot” Khurana (6th) then did the same to Vishal “Vishzz” Bajaj (5th) with 10 10 holding against K Q overcards. “Ankitkr” denied Kickoff winner Vinayak “salmanbhai” Bajaj a second win by sending him off in 4th place however “Ankitkr” couldn’t get past the big stack Amit J “churu” to exit in 3rd place. At heads up, Bansal landed a much needed double up with A Q dominating A 10 to take the lead. It took another 15 minutes of heated exchanges for Pansal to drain Amit and lift the trophy. The final hand was Bansal A 5, Amit 3 J, the board  9 Q Q Q 10

Final table payouts

1st Paawan “ukissmyace” Bansal  – IN₹ 10.71L
2nd Amit J “churu” – IN₹ 7.74L
3rd “Ankitkr” – IN₹ 5.98L
4th Vinayak “salmanbhai” Bajaj – IN₹ 4.81L
5th Vishal “Vishzz” Bajaj – IN₹ 3.79L
6th Divanshu “1diot” Khurana – IN₹ 2.94L
7th “Kingsb30” – IN₹ 2.24L
8th “omniknight” – IN₹ 1.61L

APT #20: Win the Button – Kuldeep “don_31” Kumar – IN₹ 68.87K (~US$ 930)

One of the most aggressive formats offered was the Win The Button tournament with the dealer button awarded to the winner of the previous hand. This was the first event of Day 4 and it was a popular one with 378 players and 383 re-entries for 761 total entries. After six hours of play, Kuldeep “don_31” Kumar emerged victorious after overcoming a deficit against “pan8145sviy” at heads up. Kumar doubled up with a straight over top pair then cracked aces with trips queens (hand pictured below) to claim the IN₹ 68.87K first prize. 

Buy in: IN₹ 550
Guarantee: IN₹ 3 Lac
Entries: 761 (378 unique, 383 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 3.81 Lac
ITM: 90 places
Running time: 6 hours

Final table payouts

1st Kuldeep “don_31” Kumar – IN₹ 68.87K
2nd “pan8145sviy” – IN₹ 48.29K
3rd “bullets7777” IN₹ 31.12K
4th Yudhishthir “Rowdy6” Singh Rathore – IN₹ 23.02K
5th Rishabh “rishabhjuneja” Juneja – IN₹ 17.24K
6th Yash “paranoid” Dutt – IN₹ 13.93K
7th ”mayank9818690604” – IN₹ 11.53K
8th “Pop93” – IN₹ 9,170

APT #21: Knockout – Aditya “KesarDa” Kesharwani – IN₹ 84K (~US$ 1,130)

After two prior final table berths, Aditya “KesarDa” Kesharwani shipped it on his third appearance to pocket IN₹ 84K (~US$ 1,130) plus IN₹ 7K in bounties. Another player crushing the felt was Aditya “adit11” Kulkarni who knocked out a stunning 24 heads to collect IN₹ 12K in bounties before busting in 12th place. 

On the home stretch, Kesharwani railed three players, “Jindal_92” (8th), Priyank “Piko1432” Kothari (6th), and Nishant “Mr.Wonderful” Bhutoria in 3rd place to face “Ikka5” at heads up. Kesharwani was ahead 2:1; his lead widened to 11:1 after dragging in a big pot with Q Q on a board 9 K J Q 3. Ikka5 laid out a big river bet with his 6 J and Kesharwani tank-called. The final hand was another attempt by Ikka5 to steal the pot. On a board 7 10 K J 6, Kesharwani checked, Ikka5 bluff shoved 4 Q, Kesharwani called with Q 9 straight.

Buy in: IN₹ 1,650
Guarantee: IN₹ 4 Lac
Entries: 374 (173 uniques, 201 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 4 Lac
ITM: 45 places
Running time: 5 hours and 8 minutes

Final table payouts

1st Aditya “KesarDa” Kesharwani – IN₹ 84K
2nd “Ikka5” – IN₹ 58.8K
3rd Nishant “Mr.Wonderful” Bhutoria – IN₹ 37.8K
4th Kritagya “Kritagya_17” Sharma – IN₹ 28K
5th “skbhai” – IN₹ 21K
6th Priyank “Piko1432” Kothari – IN₹ 16.8K
7th Gaurav “gaug17” Sood – IN₹ 14K
8th Jindal_92 – IN₹ 11.2K

APT #24: Superstack – Yash “scylla” Jain – IN₹ 1.43L (~US$ 1,925)

The highly popular Superstack event amassed 891 entries (426 uniques, 465 re-entries) for a prize pool that decimated the IN₹ 7 Lac guarantee. The top 108 players earned a share of the larger IN₹ 11.14L (~US$ 15,00) pot with Yash “scylla” Jain pocketing IN₹ 1.43L after a lengthy 9 hours and 16 minutes of play. Prior to shipping it, the final four players struck a deal then played on for leaderboard points.

Pawan “Pawan46” S was first to leave followed by chip leader at the deal Ayush “Proman502” Garg. At heads up, Jain and Himalaya “pahadisheep” Tarani traded multiple blows to see the lead swing wildly. Jain eventually closed it with K 7 outdrawing A 9, king on the board. (Hand pictured above)

Buy in: IN₹ 1,375
Guarantee: IN₹ 7 Lac
Entries: 891 (426 uniques, 465 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 11.14L 
ITM: 108 places
Running time: 9 hours and 16 minutes

Final table payouts

1st Yash “scylla” Jain – IN₹ 1.43L (four way deal)
2nd Himalaya “pahadisheep” Tarani – IN₹ 85.92K (four way deal)
3rd Ayush “Proman502” Garg – IN₹ 1.54L (four way deal)
4th Pawan “Pawan46” S – IN₹ 1.01L (four way deal)
5th Vivekk “Vivek25” Dube – IN₹ 48.78K
6th “Raodyboy” – IN₹ 39.43K
7th Amar “kidpoker0109” Mehta – IN₹ 32.63K
8th “vijayrev” – IN₹ 25.95K

APT #25: Turbo 6-Max – TheTamizhDurrr – IN₹ 2.96L (~US$ 4,000)

Unknown player “TheTamizhDurrr” claimed the last event of Day 4 – Turbo 6-Max – by besting the 590 entry field. A deal was reached at three handed that earned “TheTamizhDurrr” the largest ICM cut worth IN₹ 2.96L for the biggest stack. 

Buy in: IN₹ 3300
Guarantee: IN₹ 15 Lac
Entries: 590 (300 uniques, 290 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 17.7L
ITM: 72 places

Final table payouts

1st “TheTamizhDurrr – IN₹ 2.96L (three way deal)
2nd Prabhat “comeon” Kumar – IN₹ 2.09L (three way deal)
3rd Jimmy “jeeven” Arora – IN₹ 2.14L (three way deal)
4th Gurupasad “fish_calling” Gupta –  IN₹ 1.12L
5th Vinay “Vinstill” B –  IN₹ 83.72K
6th Jyoti Ranjan “joey114114” Nayak –  IN₹ 67.08K