The 13th edition of India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) reached its last day yesterday and found its new Main Event champion by the end of the night. Online reg Saurabh Rohilla became the man of the moment when he shipped the prestigious Main Event title after an action-packed battle on the virtual felts of Spartan Poker, PokerHigh, and BLITZPOKER. The popular online series has now come to an end as the last few tournaments concluded. Here’s a full lowdown of the action.
The day started with IOPC #125 with its ₹8 Lakh guarantee. The event welcomed a total of 402 entries, which was made up of 216 unique players, 45 re-entries, and 141 re-buys. The ₹2,200 buy-in tournament surpassed its initial prize pool and a final prize pool of ₹8,04,000 was formed. The top 39 places were paid, and the min-cash stood at ₹5,547. BLITZPOKER player Utkarsh Vaish aka ‘kidpokerNJ’ won the event for ₹1,61,202 after he and player Priyank Kothari aka ‘Satoshi_Nakamoto’ struck a deal. Kothari was the runner-up for ₹1,07,173.
The Monster Stack event was next with a ₹7 Lakh guarantee which was quickly crushed and the final prize pool was ₹8,13,600. The event had a ₹880 buy-in which was paid by a total of 1,017 entries. From this 559 were unique players, 123 were re-entries, and 335 were re-buys. The top 95 players made the money and the min-cash of the event was ₹2,400. The event ended on a deal with mystery player ‘Angelic30’ taking the title and ₹1,43,785 in winnings home. The runner-up was Anshul Garg aka ‘bluefloyd’ who walked away with ₹1,07,291 in his pockets.
The last Sunday Prime of the series had a whopping ₹60 Lakh in guarantee and a buy-in worth ₹11,000. The event witnessed a total of 810 entries which was made up of 386 unique players, 172 re-entries, and 252 re-buys. The event was a huge success as it crushed the advertised prize pool and generated a whopping ₹81,00,000 as its final amount. Players who made it to the top 79 places found themselves in the money and were paid at least a min-cash of ₹27,540. The event ended in a deal as well and Ankit Wadhawan aka ‘Shippament’ grabbed the top spot and had a payday of ₹13,17,106. The runner-up was ‘grinderunision’ who went home with ₹12,12,523 in prize money.
The All Rounder SNG had a ₹6 Lakh guarantee and a buy-in of ₹50,000. The event had 12 players out of which the top 3 were paid. The min-cash of the event was ₹1,20,000. Arjanveer Singh Chadha aka ‘bazzingaa’ won the event and added ₹3,00,000 to his bankroll. The runner-up was ‘boosterx’ who got paid ₹1,80,000 in prize money. Dinesh Pilkhwal aka ‘$Lucky Guy$’ finishes third for ₹1,20,000.
The Sunday Spotlight welcomed a total of 835 entries which was made up of 446 unique players, 121 re-entries, and 268 re-buys. The event crushed its original guarantee and a final prize pool of ₹29,22,500 was generated. The top 79 places of the ₹3,850 buy-in tournament were paid. The min-cash was ₹9,936. Shashank Murarka aka ‘SHASHANKMURARKA’ got the lion’s share of the prize pool worth ₹4,79,546 after the tournament ended in a deal. The runner-up was Bhuvan Pavankiran aka ‘Rootahua Machi’ was the runner-up for ₹4,33,150.
The highly anticipated tournament of the series, The Crown Main Event took place last night. The total number of entries that made it to Day 2 was 671. Out of this 371 were unique players and 300 were re-entries. The event had its classic buy-in worth ₹11,000 and the prize pool was surpassed. The final amount generated was ₹4,72,00,000. Out of the 671 survivors, 665 entries were paid and the min-cash stood at ₹18,880. In the end, a deal was made and Saurabh Rohila aka ‘darksider’ became the 13th IOPC Main Event winner and had a lucrative payday of ₹53,77,936. This is incredible Rohila’s second title of the series as he shipped the Super High Roller just a few days back. The runner-up was ‘washerman’ who earned a good ₹48,97,975 in prize money.
The day also saw Day 2 of Value Mine take place with a total of 559 survivors making it. Out of these 395 were unique players and 164 were re-entries. The event had a buy-in of ₹660 and a total of 9 starting flights. The top 555 places were paid and the min-cash was ₹1,575. The event was shipped by Venkatesh Mukundan aka ‘Balthazar’ who took home ₹5,01,550 in prize money. The runner-up was mystery online reg ‘elbedonk’ who took home ₹3,04,500 in winnings.
The final event of the series was the ₹15 Lakh guarantee IOPC #132 which saw a total of 774 entries flock to the event. Out of this 430 were unique entries, 108 were re-entries, and 236 were re-buys. The event had a ₹2,200 buy-in and the top 79 places were paid. The min-cash stood at ₹5,263. The advertised guarantee was crushed and the final prize pool stood at ₹15,48,000. The tournament was shipped by ‘WhatiffGawd’ who pocketed a prize money worth ₹2,53,972. The runner-up was BLITZPOKER player ‘Florencio’ who had a payday of ₹2,29,468.
Donna Amo was 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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