The poker fever continued on Day 2 of India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) January 2022 wrapping up on Friday. The online poker series saw top pros and underdogs emerge victorious. Day 2 of the event also witnessed poker pro Anurag Srivastava nail two IOPC titles in a day. All the IOPC events crushed their advertised guarantees, giving us an idea of the series’ success so far. So, let’s dive in and see who the big winners of the night were.
IOPC #7 had a ₹4 Lakh guarantee and a buy-in of ₹550. The tournament had a rebuy plus addon feature and saw a total of 1,076 entries battle it out. The final prize pool generated was ₹5,38,000 which surpassed the original guarantee. After an intense grind, the top 47 places were paid. The min-cash of the event stood at ₹3,066.
Mohit Mehta aka ‘thejoker’ grabbed the title and went home with ₹93,898 in prize money. Manoj Sharma aka ‘cutymannu’ was the runner-up of the event for ₹77,563.
The next event was the IOPC #8 which had a ₹1,650 buy-in and a ₹6.75 Lakh guarantee. 592 entries fought hard in the tournament. The initial guarantee was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹8,88,000. Players who made it to the top 47 spots were paid and the min-cash was ₹5,061.
The tournament ended with IOPC January 2020 Millionaire Main Event winner, Anurag Srivastava aka ‘CultOfPersonality’ nailing the title. He pocketed ₹1,73,071 in prize money. In runner-up position was National Poker Series (NPS) 2021 gold podium finisher Mohammad Azhar aka ‘Cupid stunt.’ He went home with ₹1,09,934 in his kitty.
The IOPC #9 – DST drew in a crowd of 1,025 entries and had a buy-in of ₹1,100. This helped the event surpass its advertised guarantee to generate a final prize pool of ₹10,25,000. In the end, the top 87 players finished in the money. The min-cash of the event stood at ₹3,177.
Mystery player ‘golddigger1905’ grabbed the top spot and took home ₹1,96,288 in prize money. Atul Khurana aka ‘atulkhurana’ was the runner-up of the event and went home ₹1,22,180 richer.
The IOPC Friday Prime event welcomed a massive 3,000 entries and had a buy-in of ₹990. The tournament crushed its advertised guarantee and generated a final prize pool of ₹27,00,000. Players who finished in the top 255 spots made the money and the min-cash given stood at ₹2,807.
The tournament ended in a deal with Mang Hangshing aka ‘natokos’ coming out on top; he received ₹3,62,757 in winnings. The runner-up was player Joseph Rochungh Touthang aka ‘axone’ who walked away with ₹3,61,113 in prize money.
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The IOPC Friday Spotlight was the biggest tournament last night with an epic ₹50 Lakh guarantee. Excited players flooded the online felts as they aimed at the top spot. 616 entries slogged hard after paying a buy-in of ₹11,000. The event crushed its original guarantee impressively and the final prize pool stood at ₹61,60,000. The top 63 places were paid and the min-cash stood at ₹26,796.
Shipping the event and taking home the lion’s share of the prize pool was player Amit More aka ‘Timaerom’ who had a payday of ₹11,91,960. Well-known player Raghav Bansal aka ‘thatssosick’ finished in the runner-up position for ₹7,51,520.
The last event of the day was the IOPC All Rounder which welcomed a total of 750 entries into its field. The ₹2,200 buy-in tournament surpassed its initial guarantee, and the final prize pool was ₹15,00,000. Players who were in the top 79 spots made the money and the min-cash stood at ₹5,100.
Clinching his second IOPC title for the day was Anurag Srivastava aka ‘CultofPersonality’ who took a pay cheque of ₹2,44,497 for his incredible performance. In the runner-up position was PokerHigh player ‘majay2’ who walked away with ₹1,79,408 in prize money.
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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