The 13th edition of India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) is currently underway on Spartan Poker, BLITZPOKER, and PokerHigh. The action on the online felts are as intense as ever with players flocking the felts to win an IOPC title. The night saw many prominent players putting their best foot forward and shipping titles. Here a lowdown on the action.
The day started with IOPC #60 which had a buy-in of ₹660. The event welcomed a total of 663 entries out of which 289 were unique players, 110 were re-entries, and 264 were rebuys. The event surpassed its original guarantee and recorded ₹3,97,800 as the final prize pool. The top 55 places paid, and the min-cash stood at ₹1,949. The tournament ended in a deal and it was three-time leaderboard Bhanu Prakash ‘MafiaGaming’ who grabbed the title and pocketed ₹65,516 in prize money. The runner-up was player Happy Chahal who went home with ₹48,729.
The IOPC Monster Stack event had a ₹1,650 buy-in. The event surpassed its initial guarantee of ₹7.75 Lakh. The final prize pool that was recorded was ₹8,20,500. There were 547 total entries made up of 289 unique players, 92 re-entries, and 166 rebuys. In the end, 55 places were paid and the min-cash was ₹4,020. BLITZPOKER player ‘Sammyy’ took home the title and had a payday of ₹1,59,177. Armaan Kochhar aka ‘space ace’ was the runner-up and went home with ₹1,00,921.
There were a total of 551 entries that participated in the IOPC #62 event. From these 278 were unique players, 58 were re-entries, and 215 were rebuys. The event had a buy-in of ₹880 and the top 47 places were paid. Min-cash paid was ₹2,850. The event was shipped by player Vaibhav Sharma aka ‘Godfather10’ for ₹97,450. The runner-up was Somesh Patel aka ‘JackNotMa’ who went home with ₹61,900.
The action moved onto IOPC #63 which witnessed a total of 525 entries grinding in the tournament. This number was made up of 253 unique players, 43 re-entries, and 229 rebuys. The ₹990 buy-in event saw 39 places getting paid. The min-cash stood at ₹4,140. Ajay Dhayal aka ‘gabbarsingh’ took home the title with ₹93,388 in his kitty. The runner-up was Ankit Saurabh aka ‘magnum736’ who walked away with ₹87,691.
The Friday Prime was the second biggest tournament of the day with its ₹22 Lakh guarantee. The ₹990 buy-in event was a multi-entry tournament and had a massive 2,677 entries (1,449 unique entries and 1,228 rebuys) slogging hard for the title. The advertised guarantee of the event was crushed and ₹24,09,300 was recorded as the final prize pool. The top 215 places were paid and the min-cash stood at ₹2,963. The tournament ended in a deal with Paras Jain aka ‘Jhukega nahi $ala’ taking home the title for ₹3,34,084. Anant Purohit aka ‘Prometheius’ was the runner-up and had a payday of ₹3,31,122.
The Friday Spotlight had a massive ₹55 Lakh guarantee which made it the biggest tournament of the day. The event had a total of 646 entries out of which 315 were unique players, 122 were re-entries, and 209 were rebuys. The ₹11,000 buy-in event crushed its initial guarantee impressively and generated a final prize pool worth ₹64,60,000. The top 63 places were paid and the min-cash was ₹28,101. A deal was struck between Anurag Srivastava aka ‘CultOfPersonality’ and Ujjwal Narwal aka ‘Lord Hendrix.’ The title winner Srivastava took a pay cheque of ₹10,30,371 and Narwal pocketed ₹10,07,758 in prize money.
The All-Rounder event wrapped up the day with its ₹11 Lakh guarantee and ₹1,650 buy-in. The original prize pool was surpassed and the final prize pool of ₹12,34,500 was generated. The tournament had 360 unique entries, 139 re-entries, and 324 rebuys which brought the total number of entries to 823. In the end, 71 places were paid and the min-cash paid was ₹4,691. Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘Captain Falcon’ shipped the event and added ₹2,38,258 in his bankroll. Ankit Bajaj aka ‘ON_MY_MAC’ became the runner-up for ₹1,50,115.
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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