Spartan Poker is known for hosting some of the biggest value online poker tournaments in India and they never let us down, always bettering their offerings. As part of the ongoing India Online Poker Championship (IOPC), 6 tournaments were scheduled yesterday on IOPC Day 8 and among them was the latest offering called Make It Big (MIB) which featured a whopping INR 75 Lakh guarantee.
Considering it was a Sunday, MIB wasn’t the only major tournament on the day. The weekly feature Sunday SuperStack also got a bump and the winners of these two tournaments turned out to be Devang Yadav and Jayjit Ray, both very known entities in the Indian poker community. As for the other tournaments, Aniket Waghmare and Myron Pereira were winners. Keep reading for our summary of IOPC Day 8…
INR 550 was the buy-in attached to this tournament and the winner turned out to be Aniket Waghmare aka ‘Anteman’ who has bagged several titles on Spartan Poker in the past. An IOPC victory is always sweeter and he would be very proud of this victory, beating Ankur Aryan aka ‘showstopper89’ who is already on the board in this series. Here, the top 63 players were each paid a min-cash of INR 2,175 and when the curtains closed on the tournament, Waghmare walked away with the top prize of INR 96,750 while Aryan settled for INR 61,000 for the runner-up spot.
Each paying INR 660 to be a part of this tournament, we witnessed a total field of 689 entries joining and passing the guarantee ever so slightly. By the end of the night, this prize pool was distributed among the 47 highest placed players, each receiving a minimum prize of INR 2,356 and the winner ‘J44TR4M’ bagging the biggest prize of INR 80,571 to go with a prestigious IOPC title. In heads-up, the player beat ‘anaconda101’ who pouched INR 51,178 as a reward for this deep run. The final hand was a pre-flop shove from both players, and it was J44TR4M’s Ah Td against his opponent’s Queens, the former winning after spiking an Ace on the fourth street!
677 entries comprised the field in this, the third tournament of the day. Each paid the entry fee of INR 1,100 and eventually, the new prize pool of INR 6.77 Lakh was distributed among the top 47 ranked players, everyone being paid out a min-cash of INR 3,858. Known community face Myron Pereira aka ‘Zzzzz369’ emerged on top of this field, winning INR 1,31,947 in prize money and it’s not for the first time that he has won big on Spartan. Here, he was up against another known player in Shawn Chatterton aka ‘N00b N00b’ who was one of the IOPC WTF winners as well a couple of days back. Chatterton couldn’t pick up another victory and finished second here for INR 83,812.
At a buy-in of INR 7,700, Spartan Poker let players be a part of a massive prize pool and only the best in the business can afford such buy-ins. Marked as one of the biggest tournaments of the series, MIB saw some stiff competition from poker pros from across India and when the final buzzer rang, Devang Yadav aka ‘equity_hunter’ was the last man standing, bagging the first-place prize of INR 14,31,000 for this massive effort. Yadav isn’t new to big victories online and he made a very valuable addition to his poker bankroll last night after he outlasted ‘mothertruckazBack’ in heads-up, the latter winning INR 8,83,500. When Gutshot caught up with Devang, he said, “It was a very light Sunday grind. Just 4 tables. And to ship the biggest of them all was wicked cool. I ran really good throughout. Ran up to 100k from 19k in like 5 hands. From there on it was a grind. We dipped below average too at a time near bubble but ran it back as soon as we reached ITM. It was a good heads-up battle to cap it off. I’m really grateful for this win. Cheers.” The tournament saw 1,002 entries and from them, the top 95 finished ITM, each receiving a min-cash of INR 22,125.
Another Sunday, another SuperStack tournament and another big name wins this big tournament. As always, most featured tournaments on Spartan get a guarantee bump in the IOPC and here, 817 entries each paid INR 5,500 to beat that guarantee and record a fresh prize pool of INR 40,85,000. This has to be Spartan’s most popular weekly offering and the prizes went out to the top 79 places, each being paid a min-cash of INR 13,889. If you’re an avid poker follower in India, you would know about Abhinav Iyer and how he has been having a brilliant run in online and live poker, recently creating history by winning India’s first WSOP gold bracelet in a single-participation event in Las Vegas. Here also, he ran deep, playing as ‘Schumi91’ on Spartan but couldn’t get across the line, finishing second for INR 4,91,834. As for the winner, it turned out to be upcoming live and online poker pro Jayjit Ray aka ‘David Blaine’ who won top honours and of course, the smashing first-place prize of INR 7,83,911.
‘chitti3.0’ was the winner of the final tournament of the day on IOPC Day 8 on Spartan Poker, strengthening his bankroll by INR 2,57,625, with an original investment of just 1,650. The Hi-Fi tournament is a very popular daily offering on Spartan and 895 entries registered last night, passing the advertised guarantee yet again, inflating the prize pool to INR 13,42,500. INR 4,564 was the min-cash handed out to the 79 players who finished in the money but chitti3.0 was the biggest beneficiary among them. In heads-up, the player beat ‘vulkenturbo’ who received INR 1,61,637 for his runner-up finish.
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