The much-awaited India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) has finally kick-started on the virtual felts of Spartan Poker, PokerHigh and BLITZPOKER. And oh, what a high octane start to an exciting series with the advertised guarantee at all events being crushed. Here’s what went down on Day 1 of the series:
The spectacular series started with the Launch Party tournament. The event had a colossal number of entries—3,185 out of which 1,675 were unique players, 516 re-entries and 994 rebuys. Launch Party surpassed its initial guarantee to generate a final prize pool of ₹15,92,500. The top 319 places finished in the money and the min-cash stood at ₹1,274.
Mystery player ‘aggshank’ topped the table to win the tournament for ₹2,63,081. ‘Indian_sardar’ finished second for ₹1,43,802.
IOPC #2 was an action-packed tourney with 735 total entries (355 unique players, 109 re-entries and 271 rebuys) battling it out. The top 63 places took home a portion of the final prize pool—₹11,02,500 which surpassed the event’s initial guarantee by a small margin. The min-cash stood at ₹4,795.
Dinesh Pilkhwal aka ‘$Lucky Guy$’ nailed the tourney for ₹1,63,023. At the runner-up spot, ‘soulreader’ cashed ₹1,34,801.
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The advertised guarantee of this tournament was also surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹5,97,600. The tourney saw participation from 365 entries, 62 re-entries and 320 rebuys. The top 63 places made it in the money and the min-cash stood at ₹2,599.
Mystery player ‘YoungPrince’ and Sameer Agarwal aka ‘_chipsy_’ ended the tourney in a deal and pocketed ₹82,658 and ₹82,022 respectively.
Monster Stack mildly surpassed its initial guarantee to generate a final prize pool worth ₹10,36,000. Out of the massive number of entries—1,295, 613 were unique players, 172 were re-entries and 510 rebuys were recorded. The top 111 places finished in the money. This event paid a min-cash of ₹2,590.
Anonymous player ‘chiku16’ claimed the winning title for ₹1,95,700. Online reg and IOPC July 2021 commentator Goonjan Mall finished second for ₹1,19,243.
Thursday Prime surpassed its original guarantee and generated a final prize pool of ₹40,76,000. The top 103 places were paid. 495 unique players, 215 re-entries and 309 rebuys formed a total of 1,019 entries at the event which was pretty impressive. The min-cash at this event stood at ₹11,005.
IOPC January 2021 Mastermind and Millionaire Legends winner, Aniket Waghmare aka ‘TakingSouls’ shipped the tourney for ₹6,54,810 and mystery player ‘Dr.aasthaa’ grabbed ₹5,89,591 at the runner-up spot.
Thursday Spotlight generated a final prize pool of ₹20,52,000. 345 entries, 96 re-entries and 243 rebuys were seen battling for the top spot. The top 63 places made it in the money and the min-cash stood at ₹8,926.
Anuj Yadav aka ‘tittooTauji’ nailed the title for ₹2,88,527, while Sanket Arora aka ‘GentleMonster’ finished second for ₹2,73,398.
The last tournament of the day was the All Rounder event, which also surpassed its initial guarantee to record a prize pool of ₹11,37,000. Out of the total 758 entries, 384 were unique players, 122 were re-entries and 252 rebuys were recorded. The top 71 places were paid and the min-cash stood at ₹4,320.
Mystery player ‘papajiaagaye’ shipped the All Rounder title and added ₹2,19,441 to the bankroll, while Ashish Pareek aka ‘X– factor’ finished second for ₹1,38,259.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by expressing herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in anything that satisfies her creative self, like drawing and DIY crafts.
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