Even as we enter day 12 of India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) July 2021, the online felts witnessed an action-packed evening yet again. As the fight to rule the IOPC leaderboard continues to rage, two-time IOPC leaderboard topper, Bhanu Prakash takes the lead once again. Will he be able to pull a hat trick? Only time will tell. For this Thursday, many pros led the way, maintaining high-levels of energy normally seen with mega poker events like this. So, let’s take a look at the night’s big winners.
The first event of the day was the IOPC #69 which had 576 entries in attendance. The tournament surpassed its initial guarantee and it generated a final prize pool of ₹4,70,400. The top 55 entries made it in the money and pocketed a min-cash of ₹1,975. Player Ravi Jain aka ‘Rvjn91’ shipped the tournament and received ₹78,220 in winnings, while ‘madhabpal2017’ was the runner-up of the event and walked away with ₹49,593.
The IOPC #70 event welcomed 413 total entries and even surpassed its advertised guarantee. The final prize pool was ₹6,19,500. After an intense grind, the players who found themselves on the top 31 spots were paid a min-cash of ₹5,451. The tourney was shipped by mystery player ‘s@kuni_m@m@’ for ₹1,31,024. Player called ‘MALIKSAAB’ was the runner-up and took home ₹88,216 in prize money.
Keeping their eyes on the prize were the 793 entries who attempted to ship the tournament. Thanks to the entries and the buy-in, the original prize pool was also crushed and the amount moved up to ₹6,34,400. Out of this crowd, top 71 made it in the money and were paid a min-cash of ₹2,410.
Rohit Singh aka ‘Madmoney007’ walked away with the biggest chunk of the prize pool after shipping the tournament for ₹1,01,200. Singh defeated Sankalp Marwah aka ‘wobbegong’ who took the runner-up spot and walked away with ₹78,075.
The daily IOPC Prime tournaments offer players some of the biggest guarantees. This Thursday Prime tournament was no exception with an advertised prize pool of ₹35 Lakh. The final prize pool stood at ₹35,16,000. A sea of 879 total entries made their way into the tournament. However, only the top 79 entries made the money with each receiving a min-cash of ₹11,945.
Online reg Ritwik Khanna aka ‘Fisherman1997’ was the night’s biggest winner as he added ₹6,74,720 to his bankroll. Khanna defeated Neel Joshi aka ‘Worm33’ for the top spot. Joshi finished second and went home with ₹4,23,326 in winnings.
Another high-value tournament—Thursday Spotlight was promptly flocked by 548 total entries. The initial prize pool was crushed with 47 top entries taking a bite out of it. A min-cash of ₹9,370 was paid to the top 47 players. Pocketing the lion’s share of the prize pool was IOPC January 2021 Main Event winner, Laksh Pal Singh aka ‘LuckyBhai$’ who cashed ₹3,20,415 in prize money. Pro Sumit Sapra ‘AAddicted’ found himself in the runner-up position for ₹2,03,527.
The day ended on a high note as the All Rounder Monster Stack event drew the curtains on an exciting day. A total of 607 entries participated in this tourney. The original guarantee of ₹10 Lakh was crushed and the final prize pool stood at ₹12,14,000. The competition was fierce; only the top 47 made it in the money. The min-cash paid was ₹9,370.
Mystery player ‘calm1712’ shipped the event and walked away with ₹2,35,516 in prize money. Player Myanbemo Ovung aka ‘ShootingStar2507’ came in second for ₹1,49,322.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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