Day 3 of India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) had several well-known names like Mohit Mehta, Sahil Mahboobani, Areyann Gurbaxani, Shrey Baj among others grinding hard for the title spots. Mehta shipped his second IOPC title consecutively on Day 3. He previously nailed IOPC #11 Deepstack on Day 2. Baj who shipped IOPC #16 was also the runner-up in the IOPC #12 Friday Prime event which was hosted yesterday. Mystery player ‘Rahul4444s’ who shipped IOPC #18 Monster Stack was the runner-up in IOPC #14 All Rounder event. Keep reading further to know more about the winners of Day 3.
The day’s first event had a massive player field of 1,108 entries (532 unique players, 182 re-entries, and 394 rebuys). The top 103 players made it in the money. A min-cash of ₹1,620 was paid. The event was a deal between a mystery player called ‘Hokage’ and another anonymous grinder ‘BaajiPrabhu.’ While ‘Hokage’ took home ₹95,148, ‘BaajiPrabhu’ cashed ₹88,031.
The second event of Day 3 was a ₹2,200 buy-in event which had 422 entries in total (215 unique players, 85 re-entries and 122 rebuys). The top 39 made the money. ₹5,865 was the min-cash. This event was a deal between Shrey Baj aka ‘Kingsb30’ and Areyann Gurbaxani aka ‘VerbalDiarrhea.’ Baj thickened his bankroll by ₹1,59,104 while Gurbaxani cashed ₹1,24,625.
The advertised guarantee of this ₹770 buy-in event was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹3,95,500. The event had 565 entries (301 unique players, 46 re-entries and 218 rebuys). The top 47 players made it in the money. The min-cash stood at ₹2,254. The event was shipped by Meet Jariwala aka ‘gogobhai’ who cashed ₹77,082 in prize money. The runner-up in this event was a mystery player who goes by the moniker ‘Mamacita.’ This player cashed ₹48,962.
The Monster Stack event had an overwhelming turnout as 1,234 entries (608 unique players, 156 re-entries and 470 rebuys) slogged hard for the top spot. The top 111 players made it in the money in this ₹990 buy-in event. A min-cash of ₹2,776 was paid. The tournament was shipped by a mystery player called ‘Rahul4444s’ who pocketed ₹2,09,792 in prize money. The runner-up in this event was Himanshu Kataria aka ‘StupidCommonMan’ who cashed ₹1,27,830. The advertised guarantee of this event was mildly surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹11,10,600.
Saturday Prime was a ₹4,400 buy-in event. The tournament garnered 750 entries comprising 384 unique players, 127 re-entries and 239 rebuys. The top 71 players made it in the money. The min-cash paid was ₹11,400. The tournament was shipped by Debneil Mukherjee aka ‘ChhotaDon’ who cashed ₹5,79,000. The runner-up in this event was Abdul Rashid Shaikh aka ‘DUBAIFISH’ who pocketed ₹3,64,800 in winnings.
Spartan Poker’s Saturday Spotlight had 632 entries in total (328 unique players, 79 re-entries and 225 rebuys). The top 55 places made it in the money in this ₹2,750 buy-in event. The min-cash stood at ₹7,742. The advertised guarantee of ₹15 Lakh was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹15,80,000. The tournament was a deal between two well-known grinders—Mohit Mehta aka ‘thejoker’ and Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘Captain Falcon.’ Mehta cashed ₹2,55,450 while Mahoboobani took home ₹2,45,409.
The last event of the day was IOPC #21 which had 628 entries in total (318 unique players, 100 re-entries and 210 rebuys). The top 55 players made it in the money. A min-cash of ₹4,615 was paid. The advertised guarantee was surpassed by a very thin margin and the final prize pool stood at ₹9,42,000. The tournament was shipped by a mystery player who goes by the moniker ‘dagadfool.’ This player managed to grab ₹1,82,748 in prize money. The runner-up was ‘BROgoingPRO’ who pocketed ₹1,15,866 in winnings.
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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