India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) July 2021 is going full steam and there are only a few days for this mega festival to conclude. Pro players as well as newbies made their marks on the virtual felts and clinched winning titles. Sreekanth Narayan took home ₹6,71,650 in prize money and turned out to be the biggest winner of the night. Keep reading to know more about the action that unfolded last night.
The first tournament of the day was the #550 buy-in IOPC #13 event. This tournament had a total of 657 entries. The top 55 players were paid a min-cash of ₹1,609. This event was shipped by Suhail Bashir aka ‘suhael.’ Bashir took home ₹63,729 in prize money. The advertised guarantee was surpassed by a very thin margin and the final prize pool stood at ₹3,28,500.
Talking about the tournament, Bashir said, It was a tough grind but I was determined to finish at the final table. Stayed in the top 10 chip stacks throughout the tournament. The final table was a tough one with everyone trying their hand to ship the tourney, but thanks to some aggressive play, I managed to stay ahead of the competition and finished first.”
The second event of the day had 470 entries in total. This IOPC #114 was a ₹1,100 buy-in event. The tournament was shipped by Rajesh Shukla aka ‘ChivasRegal’ who cashed ₹1,00,250 in prize money. The runner-up was online reg Anant Purohit aka ‘Prometheius’ who cashed ₹66,650. The top 39 players were paid a min-cash of ₹3,450.
The IOPC #115 tournament had a total of 576 entries. The ₹880 buy-in event was shipped by an anonymous player ‘durrred’ who took home ₹89,809 in prize money. The top 47 players were paid a min-cash of ₹2,626. The advertised guarantee was surpassed by a small margin and the final prize pool stood at ₹4,60,800.
Poker pro Sreekanth Narayan aka ‘GL1DE’ shipped the Thursday Prime tournament and took home ₹6,71,650 in prize money. The ₹4,400 buy-in tournament had 852 entries in total. The top 79 players were paid a min-cash of ₹11,900.
Thursday Spotlight was a ₹3,300 buy-in tournament which surpassed its initial guarantee. The final prize pool stood at ₹15,78,000. This event was shipped by Buhr Advirkar aka ‘C@rnage’ who received a pay cheque of ₹2,59,651. The tournament had 526 entries in total. The top 47 players were paid a min-cash of ₹8,994.
Talking about his victory, Advirkar said, I would love to thank my coaches in Poker Bootcamp India because just yesterday I was learning about strategies in the final table, how to take up different spots, ICM, and stuff.”
IOPC #119 All Rounder tournament had 474 entries in total. The top 39 players were paid a min-cash of ₹6,900 in this ₹2,200 buy-in event. The tournament was a deal between Neeraj Kumar aka ‘Jannat52’ and Mohd Zeeshan aka ‘Barrel_57.’ Kumar had a payday of ₹1,71,463 while Zeeshan took home ₹1,62,336 in prize money.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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