India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) is one of the biggest online poker festivals in India. With a ₹30 crore guarantee up for grabs in its 11th edition, a highly charged vibe was felt on Day 15. Major online crushers like Rubin Labroo, Arsh Grover, Abhishek Goindi, Laksh Pal Singh were seen storming the online felts. Running alongside the big events is the IOPC July 2021 leaderboard, in which Anuj Yadav managed to dethroned Bhanu Prakash aka ‘spectre’ and sit on the top position for a second consecutive week. Let’s dig deeper into the Sunday night action.
The Deepstack tourney welcomed 340 total entries while having a ₹2,200 buy-in. The event surpassed its original prize pool and those who made it to the top 27 places were given a piece of it. The min-cash paid was ₹6,800.
The action went on for quite a while, in the end, Saransh Garg aka ‘iammrmeeseeks’ and Harsh Bubna aka ‘Chiraunjilal Khosla’ struck a deal. Garg walked home with ₹1,15,873 and was placed first according to ICM calculations. Bubna got ₹1,04,841 in prize money and was placed in the runner-up position.
An initial guarantee of ₹6 Lakh and a low buy-in of ₹880 made the Monster Stack event an enticing one to many players. Therefore, it came as no surprise when in the end 874 total entries were recorded. Players who made it to the top 71 spots were all paid a min-cash of ₹2,656. The tourney also managed to surpass its initial guarantee.
The Monster Stack title was shipped by Animesh Sehgal aka ‘animess’ who defeated the current IOPC leaderboard topper Anuj Yadav aka ‘tittooTauji.’ Sehgal pocketed ₹1,34,945 in winnings and Yadav had a pay day of ₹85,022.
One of the biggest highlights of day 15 was the Sunday Prime tournament which had a massive guarantee of ₹50 Lakh. The prize pool was bumped up to ₹54,20,000 when 1,084 total entries flooded the online felts and crushed it. The ₹5,500 buy-in event saw the top 103 entries make it in the money. All of whom were paid a min-cash of ₹14,634.
The Sunday Prime was shipped by IPC January 2020 winner, Rubin Labroo aka ‘Imightwin’ who added a whopping ₹8,19,084 to his bankroll. Deepak Jain aka ‘Checktrap6’ was the runner-up. He walked away with ₹6,76,567 in his pockets.
Another Sunday highlight was the ₹3,300 buy-in Sunday Spotlight event. A total of 588 entries participated with 55 of them making it in the money. The event also crushed its advertised guarantee and pushed the final prize pool to ₹17,64,000.
Mystery player ‘MysticRiver’ clinched the title spot and gladly took home the lion’s share of ₹3,42,216 in prize money. It was player Akshay Asawa aka ‘powershell’ who was knocked out at the runner-up spot for ₹2,16,972.
The Wanderer was among the most sought-after tournaments in IOPC July 2021. With multiple flights being held for the tournament in the past weeks. Finally, the event had 521 survivors battling it out. Due to this, the initial guarantee was crushed and the final prize pool stood at ₹40,66,400. However, only the top 515 spots found themselves in the money from a pool of 5083 entries. A min-cash of ₹2,033 was paid to the top 515 spots.
Ravindra Arikeri aka ‘wormhole’ took the numero uno spot and a hefty prize money of ₹6,07,682. Online poker pro and Gutshot’s ‘Player of the Month,’ Anirban Das aka ‘pokernoob’ missed the top spot and came in second for ₹3,69,635.
The final event of the day witnessed some intense action, all thanks to the tourney being a Progressive Knockout (PKO) tournament. The vibe of this tourney was an intense and competitive one. A total of 953 entries joined the tournament with ₹1,100 as its buy-in. The original prize pool was surpassed and the final one stood at ₹9,53,000.
Debayan Das aka ‘MonsterD’ and Nikhil Yadav aka ‘louis02’ reached the final table and went heads-up against each other. Eventually, the tournament ended in a deal and the action was brought to an end. Das took home ₹1,35,793 in prize money while Yadav walked away with ₹1,32,066.
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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