India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) July 2021 was a mega poker fest—the biggest and the boldest. The Crown Main Event (₹3.5 crore guarantee) was the ultimate title that poker pros fought really hard for. The final table (FT) of this event had pros like Aditya Agarwal with 17,515,429 chips, Siddhanth Kripalani with 13,363,991 chips, Ankit Bajaj with 8,669,642 chips, Vaibhav Temani with 7,123,702 chips, mystery player ‘guru’ with 4,301,304 chips, Vinay Rajpal with 2,699,918 chips, Anuj Yadav with 1,866,422 chips and Mayank Jaggi with 829,592 chips.
Ultimately it was Vaibhav Temani aka ‘AllinPavBhaji’ who nailed The Crown Main Event. Temani from his fourth position bounced back in a way nobody expected to become what many dream of—IOPC champion. The winning title of IOPC July 2021 now sits comfortably in Temani’s kitty along with the gigantic prize money of ₹57,26,064.
Apart from the prize money, Temani bagged a gold badge, a diamond badge and a coveted diamond studded 18K gold crown.
Day 2 started with Aditya Agarwal leading the FT with a stack of 17,515,429 chips. And trust us, the final table was no cake walk.
The first casualty at the final table was Vinay Rajpal aka ‘BeepBeepImaJeep.’ Rajpal lost to Temani and walked away with ₹5,56,184. The next in line was Mayank Jaggi aka ‘KeepHustling.’ Jaggi, who started off with the lowest stack on the FT, ended up adding ₹6,65,166 to his bankroll after losing to Anuj Yadav aka ‘tittoTauji,’ the IOPC July 2021 leaderboard winner.
Anuj Yadav kept going full steam and eliminated Ankit Bajaj aka ‘ON_MY_MAC’ on the sixth spot. Bajaj cashed ₹8,79,372 in prize money. Anonymous player ‘guru’ busted at the 5th spot for ₹12,57,238.’guru’ lost the game to Agarwal who was a mighty contender.
The fourth spot was claimed by Siddhanth Kripalani aka ‘PluRibu$.’ Kripalani, who started with the second highest stack of 13,363,991, took a pay cheque of ₹16,67,612. IOPC July 2021 leaderboard champion, Anuj Yadav had a pay day of ₹20,99,782 for his third spot win.
It was a pretty tough fight between the final two as Aditya Agarwal had a chip lead of 10:1. But Vaibhav Temani brilliantly managed to bounce back and equalize the chips during the heads-up. Agarwal almost had his hands on the crown but missed it, much to the disappointment of his fans.
Temani recovered from a massive deficit in heads-up to beat arguably India’s best poker player. Agarwal finished at the runner-up spot for ₹33,20,756 as Temani grabbed IOPC July 2021 The Crown Main Event title with both hands. The grand winner—Temani laughed his way to the bank with a jaw-dropping sum of ₹57,26,064.
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 manifesting herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in drawing and DIY crafts.
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