Winning the Main Event (ME) of a poker series is indeed special, and if it’s a prestigious series like the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC), then it makes it all the more special. We know several players who have achieved this notable milestone, and mind you, every ME winner is a poker dynamo in his own way.
But why are we talking about the IOPC ME winners? Well, the June 2022 edition of this massively popular series is underway, and we wish to take a walk down memory lane. In this article, let’s talk about the IOPC January 2021 ME winner Laksh Pal Singh.
Laksh Pal Singh is one of the youngest and brightest poker pros in the industry. This Gurugram lad is also known by his online moniker ‘LuckyBhai$’ in the poker circuit. Another interesting moniker Singh has is called ‘B00MTilt23.’ So, if you see these monikers in the numero uno spot of a tourney, then you know it’s Singh. Not just online, Singh made his presence felt on the live felts too. As of June 2022, he ranks 147th on India’s all-time money list (Hendon Mob).
The January 2021 edition of IOPC was held between 14th to 31st January 2021. The final table of the coveted Main Event called ‘The Crown,’ concluded with Singh clinching the prestigious title for an impressive sum of ₹ 51.8 Lakh (career-best). The young pro beat Avijit Jaiswal in the heads-up clash to claim the title, the top prize, and an 18K diamond-studded gold crown. The ME had 3,985 entries from across eight starting flights. Day 2 of the ME had 732 survivors. Singh successfully beat the massive player field and went on to register his name in poker history by becoming the IOPC January 2021 ME champion. He was also featured on the cover of the February 2021 edition of Gutshot Magazine for his historic victory at the IOPC January 2021 edition.
As mentioned earlier, Singh is a well-known name in the Indian poker circuit. As of June 2022, he has 100 online titles to his credit and a lifetime total of ₹10.29 Crore in online winnings. The young gun is often seen shipping several feature tourneys across platforms like Spartan Poker, Adda52, PokerBaazi and PokerStars.
Even though Singh does not have any live title to his credit, he came close to winning one at the $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em – Main Event Warm-Up (Event #2) of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Cambodia in November 2019, where he finished second for $17,509. This is also his best live cash to date.
Singh’s notable international live cashes include his sixth-place finish at 16,500,000 No-Limit Hold’em – WPT Vietnam Kickoff (Event #1) in September 2019. This young gun was seen grinding at the India Poker Championship (IPC) Megastacks May 2022 held in Jhapa, Nepal. Recently, he was spotted grinding at the WPT Prime Vietnam 2022 Series in Hanoi, Vietnam.
A dynamite like Singh is truly one of the brightest stars in our poker universe. For newbies in poker, Singh is surely a source of inspiration with all those titles and cashes. We hope to see him ship many more titles in the coming future and further cement his position in the Indian poker scene.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by expressing herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in anything that satisfies her creative self, like drawing and DIY crafts.
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