Day 3 of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) was an intense one. The advertised guarantees of all the tournaments were crushed. Voila! This means all the players cashed impressive prize money. Poker pro Arsh Grover, Sanket Arora, Karan Radia, Mohammad Azhar were some of the well-known names who made a splash on the virtual felts. Keep reading further to know more about the action unfolded yesterday.
The first event of IOPC Day 3 had a strong field with 1,209 entries battling it out to clinch the top spots. The top 95 players managed to make it in the money. A min-cash of ₹1,783 was paid from the prize pool to the players who made it in the money. The advertised guarantee was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹6,04,500. The tournament was shipped by Anant Malik aka ‘Dr.infinitipower’ who took home ₹1,15,339 in prize money. The runner-up was Himanshu Chalukia aka ‘omega0611’ who cashed ₹71,210 in prize money.
The second tournament of the day had 435 entries. The top 39 players made it in the money. A min-cash of ₹6,003 was paid in this ₹2,200 buy-in event. The advertised guarantee was surpassed and the final prize pool stood ₹8,70,000. The tournament was nailed by well-known poker player Karan Radia aka ‘Majestic’ who received a pay cheque of ₹1,74,435. The runner-up was popular poker player and Poker Bootcamp India coach Shardul Parthasarathi aka ‘Caribbean Flex’ who cashed ₹1,15,971 in prize money.
Monster Stack events are an utter favourite with the players and proof of that are the 1,212 entries who fought hard for the title spot. The top 111 players took home a slice from the prize pool. A min-cash of ₹2,727 was paid in this ₹990 buy-in event. The advertised guarantee was surpassed yet again and the final prize pool stood at ₹10,90,800. Sandeep Chaudhary aka ‘Thomas Shelby 009’ won this event for ₹2,06,052. The runner-up was an anonymous player who goes by the moniker ‘PokerQueen1911’ who took home ₹1,25,551 in prize money.
Saturday Prime had 771 entries slogging hard for the top spot. The top 71 players made it in the money in this ₹4,400 buy-in event. A min-cash of ₹11,719 was paid. The advertised guarantee was crushed and the final prize pool came up to ₹30,84,000. The tournament was a deal between Joseph Rochungh Touthang aka ‘axone’ and pro Arsh Grover aka ‘BigggTymeR.’ Touthang took home ₹4,89,558 while Grover cashed ₹4,80,668 in prize money.
This ₹2,750 buy-in event had 663 entries in total. A min-cash of ₹7,210 was paid. The top 63 players were paid. The advertised guarantee of this tournament was crushed and the final prize pool stood at ₹16,57,500. This Saturday Spotlight was shipped by National Poker Series fame Mohammad Azhar aka ‘Cupid stunt.’ He added ₹3,20,726 to his bankroll. The runner-up was a mystery player called ‘Aftermath’ who cashed ₹2,02,215 in prize money.
IOPC #18 was a ₹1,650 buy-in event. The tournament had 654 entries fighting hard for the title spot. The top 63 players made it in the money. A min-cash of ₹4,267 was paid. The advertised guarantee was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹9,81,000. The tournament was a deal between Sanket Arora aka ‘BANK$Y’ and an anonymous player called ‘keechad.’ Arora cashed ₹1,58,840 while the mystery player took home ₹1,50,666 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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