APT India Online Series Day 1 and Day 2 results: 11 winners; Anurag Srivastara, Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram, and Amar Mehta bag first trophies

Games are in full swing at the APT India Online Series 2022 with two days in the books! Three players have already snatched up APT Trophies and eight others bagged side events. We’ve got those results and more for you. Congratulations to all the winners!

For those just tuning in, the series is ongoing at partner PokerBaazi.com and will run through February 8. The event is exclusive to players in India. Today will see another five fun events fill the schedule. For Pot Limit Omaha enthusiasts, today’s featured event is the PLO High Roller 25L GTD where one APT Trophy is ready for the taking.

You can view the schedule here —> APT India Online Series 2022

Day 1 results

It was a hot opening day with six events drawing a total of 4,494 entries and a whopping IN₹ 1,12,17,100 (~US$ 150,120) dished out. Among the champions were five first timers and two players walking away with APT Trophies. Additionally, all the guarantees were surpassed with the largest pot of IN₹ 39,10,000 (~US$ 52,329) seen at the Sunday Major. 

APT #1: Kickoff – NISHAANTH “shanni” SHANMUGHASUNDARAM – IN₹ 3,09,070 (~US$ 4,136)

Lighting up the festivities was the Kickoff event where 407 saddled up and 475 re-entered for 882 total entries and a guarantee smashing IN₹ 26,46,000 prize pool. After a three way deal was struck amongst chip leader “thereallokimon”, second ranked Ashish “Notoriouskonvict” Nailwal, and shortest stacked Nishaanth “shanni” Shanmughasundaram, the latter Shanmughasundaram came from behind to claim the bragging rights first title, his first ever APT Trophy, and an APT career high IN₹ 3,09,070 (~US$ 4,136) payout.

Date: January 30 
Buy in: IN₹ 3,300 (~US$ 45)
Guarantee:  IN₹ 25 Lakh (~US$ 33,460)
Entries: 882 (407 uniques, 475 re-entries)
Prize pool:  IN₹ 26,46,000 (~US$ 35,400)
ITM: 108 places

APT #4: Sunday Major – ANURAG “13anurag” SRIVASTAVA – IN₹ 7,07,710 (~US$ 9,471)

After several deep runs at past APT India Online events, Anurag “13anurag” Srivastava finally banked a big one and the second APT Trophy of the day. Srivastava outlasted the 782 entry field of the featured Sunday Major to seize the hefty IN₹ 7,07,710 (~US$ 9,471) first prize, making him the biggest event winner of opening day. At heads up, Srivasta denied Parth “VINAY7690” Aggarwal a second ever APT victory. Despite the loss, Aggarwal still walked away with an APT career high score of IN₹ 4.96 Lakhs. 

Date: January 30
Buy in: IN₹ 5,500 (~US$ 74)
Guarantee: IN₹ 35 Lakhs (~US$ 46,840) 
Entries: 782 (395 uniques, 387 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 39,10,000 (~US$ 52,329)
ITM: 90 places

APT #2: Monsterstack – AMIT “Zombiefish” TEJURA – IN₹ 3,11,220 (~US$ 4,165)

Closing out the afternoon’s Monsterstack event was Amit “Zombiefish” Tejura who defeated Devang “laila” Yadav at heads up for the IN₹ 3,11,220 (~US$ 4,165) first prize. This was Tejura’s first ever APT win and largest tracked score.

Date: January 30
Buy in: IN₹ 2,750 (~US$ 37)
Guarantee: IN₹ 15 Lakh (~US$ 20,100)
Entries: 674 (323 uniques, 351 re-entries) 
Prize pool: IN₹ 16,85,000 (~US$ 22,550)
ITM: 81 places

APT #3: 6-Max Turbo – RISHAB “ryuk” MALIK – IN₹ 92,831 (~US$ 1,242)

Picking up his second ever APT win was New Delhi’s Rishab “ryuk” Malik and he achieved this by capturing the exact same event as he did last August. Malik topped the 570 entry field of the 6-Max Turbo, defeating Pratibh “pratibhsaluja” Saluja after a heads up deal. For his win, Malik earned IN₹ 92,831 (~US$ 1,242). 

Date: January 30
Buy in: IN₹ 1,100 (~US$ 15)
Guarantee: IN₹ 5 Lakh (~US$ 6,700) 
Entries: 570 (298 uniques, 272 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 5,70,000 (~US$ 7,625)
ITM: 72 places 

APT #5: Megastack – RAFIQ “Mrkhan” KHAN – IN₹ 3,08,911 (~US$ 4,134)

The evening’s Megastack event drew 339 to the online felt with 330 re-entering for a total of 669 entries. With buy in at IN₹ 2,750 each, it generated a prize pool of IN₹ 16,72,500. Emerging triumphant was Maharashtra’s Rafiq “Mrkhan” Khan for his first ever APT win and a cool IN₹ 3,08,911 to his online wallet. Back in August 2021, Khan also ran deep in this same event for a fifth place finish. Among the notable pros that reached the money, Indian pro Abhishek “singhsaab” Goindi took it the farthest of 5th place for IN₹ 77,270.

Date: January 30
Buy in: IN₹ 2,750 (~US$ 37)
Guarantee: IN₹ 15 Lakhs (~US$ 20,075)
Entries: 669 (339 uniques, 330 entries) 
Prize pool: IN₹ 16,72,500 (~US$ 22,384)
ITM: 81 places

APT #6: 6-Max Turbo – NITIN “Gambler42” RAWAT – IN₹ 1,22,301 (~US$ 1,637)

The cheapest buy in event of opening day was the evening’s 6-Max Turbo and it drew the largest crowd of 917 entries (474 uniques, 443 re-entries). This more than crushed the guarantee for a prize pool of IN₹ 7,33,600. After a heads up ICM deal with player “abhinavnath”, chip leader Nitin “Gambler42” Rawat went on to victory for his first ever APT win. For his part of the deal Rawat collected the larger IN₹ 1,22,301 (~US$ 1,637) payout. 

Date: January 30
Buy in: IN₹ 880 (~US$ 12)
Guarantee: IN₹ 5 Lakhs (~US$ 6,692)
Entries: 917 (474 uniques, 443 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 7,33,600 (~US$ 9,818)
ITM: 108 places

Day 2 results

Day 2 served up five varied tournaments that amassed 2,740 total entries and a combined prize pool of IN₹ 59,62,000. In the end it was a big moment for all five winners who earned their first ever APT victory. The day’s head honcho was Amar “kidpoker0109” Mehta for closing out the Monday Major to capture the third APT Trophy of the series. 

APT #9: Monday Major – AMAR “kidpoker0109” MEHTA – IN₹ 3,76,470 (~US$ 5,038)

Amar “kidpoker0109” Mehta emerged the biggest winner of Day 2 after claiming the victory at the featured Monday Major. The event attracted 289 players with 291 re-entries for 580 total entries and a smashing prize pool of IN₹ 23,20,000. The battle for the APT Trophy came down between Mehta and Pavankiran “rootahuamachi” Bellamkonda, both players fairly even in stacks when the ICM deal was struck. Mehta went on to the finish line to win it and earned the larger IN₹ 3,76,470 payout. All in all it was a great day for the champion who also reached the PKO event final table, finishing 8th for IN₹ 31,737. 

Date: January 31
Buy in: IN₹ 4,400 (~US$ 59)
Guarantee: IN₹ 20 Lakhs (~US$ 26,767)
Entries: 580 (289 uniques, 291 re-entries) 
Prize pool: IN₹ 23,20,000 (~US$ 31,050)
ITM: 72 places

APT #7: DST – ADARSH “lazygamer007” SUBHAM – IN₹ 96,323 (~US$ 1,289)

Day 2 opened with another first time APT winner as Adarsh “lazygamer007” Subham went the distance at the DST event. Subham outlasted the 590 entry field and defeated Ritesh “KingOfAllSpades” Kumar after a heads up ICM deal. The champion collected the larger IN₹ 96,323 payout.

Date: January 31
Buy in: IN₹ 1,100 (~US$ 15)
Guarantee: IN₹ 5 Lakhs (~US$ 6,692)
Entries: 590 (309 uniques, 281 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 5,90,000 (~US$ 7,896)
ITM: 72 places

APT #8: PKO – RETHEESH “shaddy” KR – IN₹ 2,45,580 (~US$ 3,287)

The PKO head hunter event attracted 238 players with 180 re-entering for 418 total entries. With buy in at IN₹ 2,750 each, it just surpassed the guarantee for a slightly larger IN₹ 10,45,000 prize pool. Out of the 54 places paid, it was Retheesh “shaddy” KR holding his head high for a payout of IN₹ 2,01,000 plus an additional IN₹ 44,580 in bounty rewards. It was shaddy’s first APT victory, defeating Ritesh “KingOfAllSpades” Kumar at heads up. This was Kumar’s second runner up finish having also missed the win at the DST event.

Date: January 31
Buy in: IN₹ 2,750 (~US$ 37)
Guarantee: IN₹ 10 Lakhs (~US$ 13,383)
Entries: 418 (238 uniques, 180 re-entries)
Cash prize pool: IN₹ 8,95,500
Bounty pot: IN₹ 104,500
ITM: 54 places

APT #10: Pot Limit Omaha – “rohin01” – IN₹ 1,30,665 (~US$ 1,749)

The first Pot Limit Omaha event produced a swell turnout of 504 entries to surge past the 6L guarantee for a larger IN₹ 7,56,000 prize pool. At heads up, anonymous player “rohin01” and Ujjwal “fullfront” Rana agreed on an ICM deal then played to the finish. “rohin01” emerged victorious for his APT win.

Date: January 31
Buy in: IN₹ 1,650 (~US$ 22)
Guarantee: IN₹ 6 Lakhs (~US$ 8,030)
Entries: 504 (222 uniques, 282 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 7,56,000 (~US$ 10,118)
ITM: 63 places 

APT #11: 6-Max Turbo – ARSH “Button_Hai_Bro” GROVER – IN₹ 2,39,371 (~US$ 3,204)

The last event of the day was the 6-Max Turbo with 648 entries lighting things up for a prize pool of IN₹ 12,96,000. Like opening night, this final event drew the largest crowd. Navigating through the minefield of players was one of India’s well known players, Arsh “Button_Hai_Bro” Grover, for his maiden APT victory and a cool IN₹ 2,39,371 payday.

Date: January 31
Buy in: IN₹ 2,200 (~US$ 30)
Guarantee: IN₹ 8 Lakhs (~US$ 10,707)
Entries: 648 (345 uniques, 303 re-entries)
Prize pool: IN₹ 12,96,000 (~US$ 17,345)
ITM: 81 places