With Day 5 of India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) June 2022 now complete, it’s safe to say that it was an action-packed night as always. While being a Monday night grind, that didn’t stop some of the country’s top pros from taking on the virtual felts and flaunting their poker skills. For some players like Arsh Grover, Ankur Aryan, Areyann Gurbaxani, and Sanchit Nag the night was a success as they added an IOPC title under their belts. So, without further ado, here’s a full lowdown on last night’s action.
The day started with the IOPC #31 event which had a ₹4.75 Lakh guarantee. The event welcomed a total of 776 entries out of which 383 were unique players, 112 were re-entries, and 281 were re-buys. The ₹660 buy-in event saw the top 71 places getting paid, and the min-cash of the event was ₹1,805. Sitting in the number one spot was Ankur Aryan aka ‘showstopper89’ who shipped the title for ₹80,556. The runner-up was an unknown player ‘sr369’ who went home with ₹68,878.
The event had a total of 533 entries which was made up of 265 unique players, 87 re-entries, and 181 re-buys. The event had a buy-in of ₹1,650. The top 47 places were paid, and the min-cash given was ₹4,560. The tournament ended in a deal between Areyann Gurbaxani aka ‘VerbalDiarrhea’ who had previously finished in the runner-up position at IOPC #16 and Swapnil Patil aka ‘norm_macdonald.’ Gurbaxani had a payday of ₹1,27,257. Patil aka ‘norm_macdonald’ cashed ₹1,04,015.
This event had a ₹4.5 Lakh guarantee which was mildly surpassed. The ₹880 buy-in event also surpassed its advertised guarantee and generated ₹4,70,400 as its final prize pool. The event had a total of 588 entries from which 280 were unique players, 80 were re-entries, and 228 were re-buys. Players who made it to the top 47 spots made the money. The min-cash stood at ₹2,681. Sanchit Nag aka ‘scofield1210’ shipped the event for ₹91,680. Naman Puri aka ‘Nammy09’ was the runner-up and got a pay cheque of ₹58,235.
The IOPC #34 event welcomed a massive 1,085 entries made up of 514 unique players, 144 re-entries, and 427 re-buys. The tournament’s initial guarantee was surpassed, and the final prize pool was ₹8,68,000. The event had a ₹880 buy-in. In the end, the top 95 players received a piece of the prize pool with the min-cash as ₹2,560. The event was shipped by a mystery player called ‘Mamacita’ for ₹1,65,614. The runner-up was PokerHigh player Anshu Kumar aka ‘nope112’ who cashed ₹1,02,250 in prize money. Kumar was also a contestant in PokerHigh’s Player Hunt Season 2.
The Monday Prime had a buy-in worth ₹4,400. The original guarantee was surpassed and a final prize pool of ₹31,28,000 was generated. This was possible as the event welcomed an impressive number of 782 total entries. Out of this, 378 were unique players, 147 were re-entries, and 257 were re-buys. Only players in the top 71 spots made the money and the min-cash of ₹11,886 was paid. The top title was grabbed by a mystery player called ‘Moonshot17’ who added ₹5,58,055 to his bankroll. BLITZPOKER player ‘Jupiter20’ was the runner-up for ₹4,26,013.
The Monday Spotlight was the second biggest tournament of the day which had a total of 694 entries participating in the event. This turnout was made up of 357 unique entries, 118 re-entries, and 219 re-buys. The ₹2,750 buy-in event also surpassed its advertised guarantee and the final prize pool was ₹17,35,000. The top 71 places were paid and the min-cash was ₹6,593. Poker pro Arsh Grover aka ‘BigggTymeR’ nailed the title for ₹3,34,855. Player ‘aditya1986’ was the runner-up and pocketed ₹2,10,976 in winnings.
The tournament had a buy-in of ₹1,650 and a total of 748 entries participated in this tournament. From this 357 were unique players, 159 were re-entries, and 232 re-buys. The event concluded with the top 71 players finishing in the money. The min-cash paid was ₹4,263. The event was shipped by a mystery player called ‘crazytripper’ who took a pay cheque of ₹2,16,546. Debneil Mukherjee aka ‘ChhotaDon’ was the runner-up with ₹1,36,435 in his pockets.
Donna Amo is 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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