Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal Patni sets the virtual felts ablaze as he shipped two tournaments in a day in the 11th edition of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC). Day 21 had several high-value tournaments, amongst which the PLO Highroller was the biggest event. Online reg Avadh Shah shipped the tournament and thickened his bankroll with ₹8,37,539.
This is just a gist of all the action that went down yesterday, keep reading to know more.
The first tournament of day 21 was shipped by Neeraj Kumar aka ‘Jannat25.’ This player traversed to the top among 613 entries and cashed ₹59,461 in prize money. The top 55 players were paid a min-cash of ₹1,501. The 55th player to receive the min-cash was Anuj Yadav aka ‘tittooTauji.’ This tourney surpassed its initial guarantee by a very slim margin as the final prize pool stood at ₹3,06,500.
Players who made it in the money in this ₹550 buy-in event were Abhijeet Kumar (4th, ₹22,037), Aman Parakh (10th, ₹4,842), Adda52 Game Ambassador, Kunal Patni who fired two bullets (11th, ₹4,842), Bharath Kumar fired two bullets (13th, ₹4,199), Ravi Jain fired two bullets (51st, ₹1,501), IOPC January 2021 Millionaire Legends and Mastermind winner Aniket Waghmare (53rd, ₹1,501) among others.
This tournament was shipped by Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal Patni aka ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ who received a pay cheque of ₹1,20,455. The event had 387 entries in total and the top 31 players were paid a min-cash of ₹5,108.
The advertised guarantee of this event was ₹5.75 Lakh but it was surpassed by a thin margin and the final prize pool stood at ₹5,80,500. The final table of this tournament was interesting as several pro players were among the top nine. Players who made it to the FT were Madhab Pal (3rd, ₹58,282), Abhijeet Kumar (4th, ₹47,252), Siddharth Gangwar (5th, ₹37,384), Tanmay Benara (8th, ₹15.151), Gutshot Player of the month (July 2021) Anirban Das (8th, ₹12,538).
Arjun Arora aka ‘cardshark91’ nailed IOPC #128 – ₹5 Lakh and took home ₹1,07,708 in prize money. The initial guarantee was surpassed by a slim figure as the final prize pool stood at ₹5,55,200. This tournament had 694 entries in total and the top 55 players were paid a min-cash of ₹2,720. The runner-up in this ₹880 buy-in event was Kritagya Sharma who cashed ₹68,289 in prize money.
The Saturday Prime tournament was shipped by an anonymous player who goes by the moniker ‘Giraldik.’ This player received ₹5,36,878 in prize money. The runner-up in this event was online reg Nitin Arora aka ‘Demogorgon’ who cashed ₹3,38,672 in prize money.
The ₹4,400 buy-in tournament had 694 entries in total. The top 63 players were paid a min-cash of ₹12,075. The advertised guarantee of this tournament was crushed and the final prize pool stood at ₹27,76,000.
Pros who were able to make money in this tournament included names like Vivekk Dube (5th, ₹1,51,292), Anant Purohit (8th, ₹63,292), Vinayak Bajaj (13th, ₹36,365), Saroj Mehta (17th, ₹28,870), Sahil Mahboobani (₹29th, ₹17,350), Aniket Waghmare (35th, ₹14,574), Neeraj Kumar fired two bullets (39th, ₹14,574), Arjanveer Singh Chadha (43rd, ₹13,047), two time IOPC leaderboard topper Bhanu Prakash fired two bullets (47t, ₹13,047) among others.
Notable grinders who could not make it in the money were Ratul Steves fired two bullets (71st), Ashish Ahuja (95th), IOPC January 2020 Millionaire Main Event winner Anurag Srivastava (107th), current leaderboard topper, Anuj Yadav (115th), WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved (305th), IOPC reg Guruprasad Gupta fired two bullets (181st), 2018 WPT Vietnam winner Dhaval Mudgal (187th) among others.
The ₹130 PLO Highroller tournament had 222 entries in total and the top 23 players were paid a min-cash of ₹52,200. This event was shipped by online reg Avadh Shah aka ‘cateyes’ who thickened his bankroll by a whopping ₹8,37,539.
Pros who made it in the money were IOPC July 2021 Legends winner Amit Gehani fired three bullets (7th, ₹1,78,200), Vivekk Dube fired three bullets (9th, ₹1,04,400), Guruprasad Gupta (15th, ₹69,750) among others.
Notable players who left empty-handed in this Highroller event were Siddarth Singhvi who fired two bullets (25th), Kartik Ved (26th), Gutshot player of the month (July 2021) Anirban Das (27th), Gutshot’s January 2021 e-magazine cover star Gaurav Sood (29th), poker coach Abhishek Goindi (33rd), Anuj Yadav fired two bullets (37th), IOPC July 2021 Blaze Of Glory winner Harshad Barve (41st), Kunal Patni fired two bullets (42nd), Gutshot’s April 2021 e-magazine cover star Siddharth Karia (47th), Vikranth Varma fired two bullets (49th), Anant Purohit (76th) among others.
Kunal Patni aka ‘NutsTodayBluffTomo’ shipped yet another tournament last night. He clinched the Saturday Spotlight title and laughed his way to the bank with ₹2,04,521 in prize money. The runner-up in this event was the Ujjwal Vishnani aka ‘Mr vishnani’ who took home ₹1,83,048. Previously, Vishani nailed the Wednesday Spotlight on Day 18 of IOPC. In that event, he cashed ₹1,68,000 in prize money. The tournament had 543 entries in total and the top 47 players were paid a min-cash of ₹7,737.
The advertised guarantee was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹13,57,500.
The last event of the day was the ₹1,100 buy-in PKO tournament. This tournament was shipped by Madhab Pal aka ‘madhabpal2017’ who cashed ₹1,47,494 in prize money. The tournament had 854 total entries and the top 79 players were paid a min-cash of ₹2,613. The advertised guarantee of this ₹1,100 buy-in event was surpassed by a thin margin as the new prize pool stood at ₹8,54,000.
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, 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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