Day 6 results: “dilbaghsingh” wins the SHR; Ashish Ahuja goes back to back; Shiv Chugh, “eagle22”, “Heretowin20” win events

Day 6 at the APT India Online Series 2022 roared in with the Super High Roller trophy event as the main feature. Player “dilbaghsingh” emerged victorious to claim a hefty IN₹ 21,26,000 payout. The day also witnessed another fine performance by Ashish “rocky3705” Ahuja who shipped back to back 6-Max titles. Joining them in the winners circle were Shiv “FindMuckk” Chugh, anonymous players “Heretowin20” and “eagle22”. 

The series is down to its last two days. Only two APT Trophies and one APT Championship Ring remaining. Games run through Sunday, February 6 at partner To date, over  IN₹ 5.55 Crore has been paid out across 32 tournaments. 11 events left to conquer including the featured MAIN EVENT 1 CRORE guaranteed which takes place on the final day. Buy in is  IN₹ 11,000. 

APT India Online Series 2022 schedule

Day 6 results 

APT #30: Super High Roller –  “dilbaghsingh” – IN₹ 21,26,000 (~US$ 28,355) 

The Super HIgh Roller 6-Max tournament created the biggest prize pool of the series to date with 171 entries (110 uniques, 61 re-entries) forking out the IN₹ 55,000 buy in. This breached the 80L guarantee and in its place a richer IN₹ 85,50,000 prize pool. In just under ten hours of play, 21 punters earned a share and PokerBaazi regular “dilbaghsingh” took it down for IN₹ 21,26,000.This was the largest first prize payout yet and dilbaghsingh’s fourth ever APT win. For the achievement, the champion was also awarded an APT Trophy. 

The final table was formed at the fall of Vishal “Vishzz” Bajaj to “dreamrekha” who carried in the lead. First to go was Gaurav “gaug17” Sood when his A A were cracked by dreamrekha’s 3 9 runner runner full house. More pocket aces showed up resulting in Srihari “bangbang999” Bang doubling up through the leader and Gokul “Nygma” Raj cracking it to take from dilbaghsingh. 

The next batch of all in encounters saw stacks swinging and the crash of dreamrekha in 5th place to dilbaghsingh. The eventual champion’s also cleaned out Raj to amass a sizable advantage over the remaining two players. It took nearly 40 minutes before the Neel “Worm33” Joshi overtook Bang then sent him packing up in 3rd place. 

Heads up kicked off with dilbaghsingh out front backed by a 4:1 lead. Joshi quickly doubled up to bring the stacks to par. The defining hand arrived when dilbaghsingh’s 7 6 both paired up to crush Joshi’s A Q top pair ace. Down to just 1 bb, Joshi doubled up numerous times but still wasn’t enough to put dilbaghsingh in any danger. Joshi was eliminated with 4 4 two pair dusted by 9 6 trips on a board J Q A 9 9

Among the players that contributed the most to the pot were Ritwik “Ritwikkhanna” Khanna and Ashish “OMG_spew” Munot both firing four bullets but still walking away empty. 

Date: February 4
Buy in: IN₹ 55,000 (~US$ 734)
Guarantee: IN₹ 80 Lakhs (~US$ 106,700)
Entries: 171 (110 uniques, 61 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 85,50,000 (~US$ 114,035)
ITM: 21 places 


1st “dilbaghsingh” – IN₹ 21,26,000
2nd Neel “Worm33” Joshi – IN₹ 14,90,000
3rd Srihari “bangbang999” Bang – IN₹ 9,58,000
4th Gokul “Nygma” Raj – IN₹ 7,10,000
5th “dreamrekha” – IN₹ 5,33,000
6th Gaurav “gaug17” Sood – IN₹ 4,26,000
7th Vishal “Vishzz” Bajaj – IN₹ 3,54,000
8th Arsh “Button_Hai_Bro” Grover – IN₹ 2,84,000
9th “Rj147” – IN₹ 2,12,000
10th Armaan “Armaan007” Kochhar – IN₹ 1,55,000
11th Arun “Yoda” Poply – IN₹ 1,55,000
12th Kritagya “Kritagya_17” Sharma – IN₹ 1,55,000
13th Mohammad “chandlerbing” Azhar – IN₹ 1,27,000
14th Arun “vazharmorghulis” Sriram – IN₹ 1,27,000
15th Anurag “13anurag” Srivastava – IN₹ 1,27,000
16th Romit “tilt83” Advani – IN₹ 1,09,000
17th Siddarth “GangnamGangi” Gangwar – IN₹ 1,09,000
18th Ayush “Proman502” Garg – IN₹ 1,09,000
19th Chirag “Versutus” Patel – IN₹ 94,910
20th “aakaps” – IN₹ 94,910
21st Kunal “Vasoolichacha” Patni – IN₹ 94,910

APT #28: 5-Max Hyper – “Heretowin20” – IN₹ 1,25,642 (~US$ 1,675)

Day 6 gates opened with the 5-Max Hyper tournament and in just 3.5 hours, it was done and dusted. At three handed, anonymous “Heretowin20” got lucky on two hands against  Kritagya “Kritagya_17” Sharma with his inferior hands improving to enter heads up against  anonymous player “100NUJ1”. Both players reached a deal then played on for the glory. Heretowin20 closed it out for a first APT takedown and a IN₹ 1,25,642 payday. 

Date: February 49
Buy in: IN₹ 1,650 (~US$ 22)
Guarantee: IN₹ 6 Lakhs (~US$ 8,000)
Entries: 330 (179 uniques, 151 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 6 Lakhs
ITM: 36 places

Final table payouts

1st “Heretowin20” – IN₹ 1,25,642 (deal reached)
2nd “100NUJ1” – IN₹ 99,900 (deal reached) 
3rd Kritagya “Kritagya_17” Sharma – IN₹ 59,820
4th Ankit “ankit9300” Mathani – IN₹ 44,280
5th “magus” – IN₹ 33,240

APT#29: KO –  Shiv “FindMuckk” Chugh – IN₹ 1,06,500 (~US$ 1,420)

Sick finish at the KO event with Shiv “FindMuckk” Chugh and Mayank “Newsolidcash” Maruka facing a board Q 8 J 9 10 that showed a straight. Acting first, FindMuckk led out, Maruka tanked then shoved and was at risk, FindMuckk called. When their hole cards faced up, Maruka had K K for a better straight but FindMuckk had A K for the nuts. FindMuckk shipped the IN₹ 1,00,500 first prize for his first ever APT win plus IN₹ 6,000 in bounty rewards. 

The event saw 230 head hunters burn the felt with 192 re-entries for 422 entries total. This more than exceeded the 5L guarantee for richer IN₹ 6,33,000 prize pool. A third of the pot was reserved for the bounty rewards at IN₹ 500 per head slashed. 

Date: February 4
Buy in: IN₹ 1,650 (~US$ 22)
Guarantee: IN₹ 5 Lakhs (~US$ 6,670)
Entries: 422 (230 uniques, 192 re-entries)
Cash prize pool: IN₹ 4,22,000 (~US$ 5,628)
Bounty pot: IN₹ 2,11,000 (~US$ 2,814)
ITM: 54 places

Final table payouts (bounties not included)

1st Shiv “FindMuckk” Chugh – IN₹ 1,00,500
2nd Mayank “Newsolidcash” Maruka – IN₹ 70,450
3rd “cooludit23” – IN₹ 45,300
4th Vinay “Vinstill” B – IN₹ 33,500
5th Rishu “Baba22” Singhal – IN₹ 25,150
6th Buhr “buhr1085” Advirkar – IN₹ 20,150
7th Tanmaya “tks54321” Sahoo – IN₹ 16,800
8th Pranay “5pranay” Chaudhry – IN₹ 13,400

APT#31: Freezeout – “eagle22” – IN₹ 2,20,900 (~US$ 2,950)

302 players saddled up for the lone Freezeout 10L tournament scheduled for an overlay of IN₹ 94K. scheduled. After 6.5 hours, the last one standing was anonymous player “eagle22” after knocking out the last three players.

The champion caught a lucky break at five handed, tripling up with A 10 straight over “gaffer678” K K and “akkipower” A J on a board 7 9 8 4 6 to rise out of the short stack zone. Down to four players, eagle22 eliminated Anmol “freakweird0” Aggarwal (4th) and akkipower (3rd), both times with a dominant hand that further improved to a flush. Heads up opened with eagle22 backed by a 2:1 chip advantage against Arsh “Button_Hai_Bro” Grover. Despite Grover’s numerous deep runs this series, eagle22 kept him at bay to claim the win and the IN₹ 2,20,900 top prize. 

Date: February 4
Buy in: IN₹ 3,300 (~US$ 45)
Guarantee: IN₹ 10 Lakhs (~US$ 13,337)
Players: 302
Prize pool: IN₹ 10 Lakhs
ITM: 36 places

Final table payouts 

1st “eagle22” – IN₹ 2,20,900
2nd Arsh “Button_Hai_Bro” Grover – IN₹ 1,55,000
3rd “akkipower” – IN₹ 99,700
4th Anmol “freakweird0” Aggarwal – IN₹ 73,800
5th “gaffer678” – IN₹ 55,400
6th Abhishek “rekop” Kushwaha – IN₹ 44,300
7th Varun “omniknight” Meena – IN₹ 36,800
8th Zaid “zaid8” Shaikh – IN₹ 29,500

APT #32: 6-Max Turbo – ASHISH “rocky3705” AHUJA – IN₹ 3,19,221 (~US$ 4,255)

Back to back 6-Max Turbo win for Ashish “rocky3705” Ahuja! Ahuja shipped the Day 5 6-Max tournament, returned to the races on Day 6, and deja vu, he closed it out again to become the second player to claim two events in this series. Ahuja outlasted the 563 entry field to turn his  IN₹ 3,300 investment into a IN₹ 3,19,221 payday. 

It was an upwards battle for the title with Ahuja railing two players to face Aditya “LeoBazooka1897” Pandita at heads up. Ahuja cracked Laksh Pal “boomtlt23” Singh’s aces to send the pro out in 4th place, then booted anonymous player “bungakat” in 3rd place. Despite the boost in chips, Pandita was still ahead at the start. Within the first ten minutes, Ahuja landed a couple of double ups to overtake Pandita and reverse the count. From there, Ahuja kept a tight hold on his lead and shipped it with 9 9 over Pandita’s J 10 that bricked. 

Date: February 4
Buy in: IN₹ 3,300 (~US$ 45)
Guarantee: IN₹ 12 Lakhs (~US$ 16,000)
Entries: 563 (298 uniques, 265 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 16,89,000 (~US$ 22,527)
ITM: 72 places 

Final table payouts

1st Ashish “rocky3705” Ahuja – IN₹ 3,19,221
2nd Aditya “LeoBazooka1897” Pandita – IN₹ 2,24,000
3rd “bungakat” – IN₹ 1,44,000
4th Laksh Pal “boomtlt23” Singh – IN₹ 1,07,000
5th “imac2000” – IN₹ 79,890
6th “easywithaces” – IN₹ 64,010