Amit Gehani is not unknown to the action that unfolds on the virtual felts. This player nailed the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) Legends back in July 2021 and now has captured The Crown for over ₹56 Lakh. That prize money is beyond massive, it’s humongous! The IOPC January 2022 Main Event title is a prestigious one to win. And Gehani did it like a hero. Nitin Arora, Ritwik Khanna, among others also grabbed winning titles last night. Keep reading further to know more about the action that went down yesterday.
The tournament was the first event of the day which had 436 entries. The top 39 players made it in the money in this ₹2,200 buy-in event. A min-cash of ₹6,016 was paid. The advertised guarantee of this event was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹8,72,000. This event was shipped by Sandeep Khandelwal aka ‘sandeepk85’ who cashed ₹1,74,836 in prize money. Talking about his victory, Khandelwal said, “I have been grinding hard on this platform for quite some time and had apprehensions regarding its authentication. I have been proved wrong now and it felt amazing after winning this tournament.” The runner-up was IOPC reg Arjanveer Singh Chadha aka ‘bazzingaa’ who cashed ₹1,16,237.
The Monster Stack tournament had 941 entries in total. The top 95 players finished in the money. A min-cash of ₹2,220 was paid in this 880 buy-in event. The tourney saw Saransh Garg aka ‘iammrmeeseeks’ nailing the top spot for ₹1,21,028. Dhawal Lachhwani aka ‘Stick3rz’ finished second for ₹1,11,285.
The Sunday Prime event had 714 entries in total. The top 71 players made it in the money in this ₹11,000 buy-in event. The min-cash stood at ₹27,132. The advertised guarantee of this tournament was massively crushed and the final prize pool stood at ₹71,40,000. Online reg Nitin Arora shipped this event like a pro and walked away with ₹13,78,020 in prize money. Well-known player Ritwik Khanna aka ‘Fisherman1997’ was the runner-up who received a pay cheque of ₹8,68,224.
This Sit N Go tournament crowned Siddharth Gangwar aka ‘cooking_nuts’ who took home ₹3,00,000 in prize money. The runner up in this tournament was Vaibhav Arora aka ‘1,80,000 and the third runner-up was Tanmay Benara aka ‘PlusEv’ who cashed ₹1,20,000.
The Spotlight event had a player field of 787 entries. The top 71 players made it in the money. The min-cash stood at ₹10,467 in this ₹3,850 buy-in event. The advertised guarantee was crushed by a good margin and the final prize pool stood at ₹27,54,500. The winner of Sunday Spotlight event was a mystery player who goes by the moniker ‘dipeshbangera740.’ This player walked away with ₹5,31,618 in prize money. Online reg Aman Parakh aka ‘KarmaPoker’ finished second for ₹3,34,947.
Apart from being the biggest event of last night, The Crown was the Main Event (ME) of IOPC January 2022. The ME had 567 survivors who played Day 2. The advertised guarantee was crushed and the final prize pool stood at a gigantic figure of ₹3,93,60,000. The top 565 players made it in the money. The min-cash paid was ₹17,712. IOPC July 2021 Legends winner Amit Gehani aka ‘Kavipri’ nailed The Crown for an astounding prize money of ₹56,40,288. Not just the prize money, Gehani also won a diamond studded 18K gold crown. Phew! The runner-up was yet another popular grinder Ashish Munot aka ‘Donkey 07’ who won a boatload of money for his second place finish. Munot cashed ₹34,59,744 in the ME.
The Value Mine event had a massive 582 survivors who fought hard for the title spot. The top 575 players made it in the money. A min-cash of ₹1,600 was paid. The event was a deal between an anonymous player who goes by the moniker ‘Allineveryone’ and Vignesh Kumar aka ‘LORDE.’ The mystery player took home ₹4,66,810 while Kumar had a payday of ₹4,41,189.
IOPC #116 had 753 entries in all. The top 79 players made it in the money. The min-cash stood at ₹5,120 in this ₹2,200 buy-in event. The advertised guarantee of this tournament was surpassed by a thin margin and the final prize pool stood at ₹15,06,000. The event was nailed by popular player Karan Radia aka ‘Majestic’ who had a payday of ₹2,89,001. The runner-up was a mystery player called ‘NanuPOW’ who took home ₹1,81,322 in prize money.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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