The high-octane action raged on as India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) January 2022 had players hooked with its offerings. Day 5 of the online poker series was bombarded with enthusiastic players and ended with smashing victories. Most of the tournaments ended in a deal between players and many underdogs emerged to claim top titles. Let’s look at what went down on the virtual felts.
The IOPC #27 was a ₹4 Lakh guarantee tournament with a buy-in of ₹660. The tournament attracted a total of 818 entries and even surpassed its original guarantee. The final prize pool was ₹4,90,800. The top 71 players made the money and the min-cash stood at ₹1,865. In the top spot was player Tanmay Bhalerao aka ‘Tandroid’ who went home with ₹81,186 in prize money. The runner-up was Anand Shivaraman aka ‘anands1240’ who walked away with ₹73,220.
The action continued with the second tournament of the day. This event had a ₹7 Lakh guarantee and ₹1650 as its buy-in. With 555 total entries, the event also managed to surpass its initial guarantee. The final prize pool generated was ₹8,32,500. The top 47 places were paid and the min-cash was ₹4,745. The tournament ended in a deal between Mayank Maruka aka ‘barrelbrat’ and ‘fishyvishy22.’ Maruka went home with ₹1,42,209 in prize money while ‘fishyvishy22’ walked away with ₹1,23,109.
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This ₹880 buy-in event had an advertised guarantee of ₹6.25 Lakh which was quickly crushed. The final prize pool was recorded as ₹9,10,400. A strong player field of 1,138 entries battled it out. The top 87 players finished in the money and the min-cash stood at ₹2,822. Online reg Abhijeet Kumar aka ‘TheSupremeOne’ grabbed the top spot for ₹1,65,512. The runner-up position was taken by Aditya Kesharwani aka ‘KesarDaa’ who walked away with ₹1,17,349 in prize money.
The IOPC Monday Prime was the biggest event of the night with a ₹25 Lakh guarantee. The tournament had a buy-in of ₹4,400 and 826 entries fought hard for the top post. The tournament crushed its advertised guarantee and generated a total of ₹33,04,000 as its final prize pool. Players that finished in the top 71 spots made the money. The min-cash paid was ₹12,555. Poker player Mayank Makhija aka ‘$Magician$’ clinched the title spot and had a payday of ₹5,44,427. Mystery player ‘elbedonk’ was the runner-up and pocketed ₹4,95,012 in winnings.
This event had a player field of 699 and a buy-in of ₹2,750. The initial guarantee of ₹15 Lakh was surpassed and the final prize pool was ₹17,47,500. In the end, players who made it to the top 63 spots were paid and the min-cash was ₹7,601. Online reg Anmol Narang aka ‘geeegeee’ took home the title and a prize money worth ₹2,92,969. Rehmat Walia aka ‘Lologotu’ was the runner-up and walked away with ₹2,58,367.
IOPC All Rounder that had 667 entries slogging hard for the top title. The ₹2,200 buy-in event quickly surpassed its initial guarantee, and the final prize pool was ₹13,34,000. The top 63 places were paid, and the min-cash was ₹5,802. Mystery player ‘Giraldik’ shipped the event and took a pay cheque of ₹2,58,129. Sankalp Marwah aka ‘boomboomboooomer’ was the runner-up and received ₹1,62,748 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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