What’s a perfect Sunday like? It is when popular players turn big winners and take home hefty cash prizes. India Online Poker Championship’s (IOPC) Day 11 had well-known grinders like Ritwik Khanna, Bhanu Prakash, Sahil Chutani, Raghav Bansal among others locking horns with rivals to nail title spots. Read the full report to know how these players slayed the virtual felts last night.
The first event on Sunday was the ₹2,200 buy-in IOPC Deepstack event. The tournament had 440 entries in total. The top 31 players took a slice from the prize pool. The min-cash paid was ₹7,744. The advertised guarantee of this event was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹8,80,000. The event was shipped by Chaitanya Dhingra aka ‘baz’ who cashed ₹1,55,419. The runner-up was a mystery player who goes by the moniker ‘ChunnuDon.’ This player took home ₹1,33,147 in prize money.
Talking about his victory, Dhingra said, “IOPC is one of the most coveted poker series in India. Adding an IOPC title to my sporadic poker resume feels great. For someone who doesn’t spend much time on the felts, but loves consuming poker content, it always feels good to apply the learnings whenever I get the time to play.”
The second tournament of the day was shipped by Shibor Lytan aka ‘Houseplayer.’ This player clinched the top spot after battling an impressive player field of 974 entries. The winner added ₹1,49,217 to his bankroll. The runner-up was Ajay Saharan aka ‘ajay2706’ who received a pay cheque of ₹92,881. The advertised guarantee of this ₹880 buy-in event was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹7,79,200. The top 87 players made it in the money. A min-cash of ₹2,415 was paid.
This high-value tournament was shipped by online reg Ritwik Khanna aka ‘Fisherman1997’ and took home a whopping prize money of ₹13,58,370. The runner-up was poker pro Arsh Grover aka ‘BigggTymeR’ who cashed ₹8,56,440 in prize money. This event had 702 entries in total. The top 63 players made it in the money in this ₹11,000 buy-in event. Min-cash stood at ₹30,537. The advertised guarantee of this event was crushed in a big way and the final prize pool stood at ₹70,20,000.
This ₹3,850 buy-in event had 763 entries in total. The top 71 players made it in the money; a min-cash of ₹10,147 was paid. The advertised guarantee of this event was crushed and the final prize pool stood at ₹26,70,500. The tournament was nailed by two time IOPC leaderboard topper Bhanu Prakash aka ‘ikiru’ who cashed ₹5,15,407 in prize money. The runner-up was Akshat Sharma aka ‘doubledown’ who took home ₹3,24,733 in prize money.
The Wanderer event had 556 survivors. The top 555 players finished in the money. The min-cash stood at ₹2,002. The advertised guarantee of this event was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹44,50,400. The event was a deal between two anonymous players. ‘The Clairvoyant’ and ‘centurion17’ added ₹3,52,852 and ₹3,51,330 to their bankrolls respectively.
The event had 156 survivors slogging hard for the top spot. The top 151 places finished in the money; a min-cash of ₹50,556 was paid. The advertised guarantee of this marquee event was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹2,87,25,000. The tournament was a deal between two well-known grinders Sahil Chutani aka ‘$lim$hady19’ and Raghav Bansal aka ‘thatssosick.’ Chutani laughed his way to the bank with ₹44,05,871. Bansal took a pay cheque of ₹43,12,166.
The last tournament of Sunday night was the ₹8.50 Lakh PKO event. This ₹1,100 buy-in tournament had a competitive player field of 945 entries. The top 87 players made it in the money. A min-cash of ₹2,636 was paid. The advertised guarantee of this event was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹9,45,000. The event was nailed by Vidwath Shetty aka ‘QU@NTUM’ who had a payday of ₹1,62,871. The runner-up was a mystery player called ‘dcking13’ who added ₹1,01,380 to his bankroll.
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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