The 11th edition of India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) is almost coming to an end with only a few days left. However, the excitement level of the players is still at an all-time high. Just three days back we had Amit Gehani nailing the IOPC Legends title after striking a deal with Arsh Grover.
This time, the stakes were even higher as the IOPC Super Highroller is a coveted title to grab. With a final table (FT) consisting of poker pros like Sriharsha Doddapaneni, Harshit Sanghi, Guneet Kwatra, Rajat Sharma and Rajeev Kumar, a mystery player called ‘Pradzzz’ took the lead and became the chip leader. It was interesting to see the game unfold. The jinx of the chip leader not winning the title was finally crushed for the third time as ‘Pradzzz’ went on to win the sought after IOPC Super Highroller title.
Many spectators tuned in to watch the intense final table live-stream which was full of fun banter and interesting insights provided by the esteemed IOPC commentators— Goonjan Mall and Raj Juneja. If you missed it, here’s the full recap of the final table.
The first victim on the FT was Rajeev Kumar aka ‘AthenaVolt’ who entered the FT with a chip stack of 1,337,655. Despite holding the second-highest stack, he couldn’t keep up and eventually busted on the sixth spot for ₹8,14,800. Kumar also made it to the FT of the IOPC Legends. Kumar was Peter Abraham and Goonjan Mall’s pick for the top spot.
Rajat Sharma aka ‘NoPrisoner’ was the next one to go; he busted in the fifth position. Sharma was at a disadvantage with only 667,928 chips. He has a slew of titles under his belt but wasn’t able to add the IOPC Super Highroller to it. He pocketed ₹10,33,200 in winnings.
Being the July 2020 IOPC The Crown Main Event winner, Harshit Sanghi aka ‘PokerinOlympics’ entered the FT with 1,112,549 chips; he continued to maintain his mid position and busted in the fourth place right after Sharma. Sanghi went home with ₹12,81,000 in prize money.
Among the final table players was veteran Highroller pro, Sriharsha Doddapaneni aka ‘Sygrayem.’ He entered the FT with the least amount of chips (464,334). Not being able to change the game in his favour, this pro busted at the 3rd spot for ₹15,47,000. In IOPC January 2021, Doddapaneni made history winning both the Highroller and Super Highroller titles.
At the end, it was ‘Pradzzz’ and Guneet Kwatra aka ‘GeeKay’ who went into a heads up battle. The heads up match went on for quite some time with commentator Raj Juneja pointing out that it was rare to witness such a long heads-up. While Kwatra is an online pro, he ultimately fell victim to ‘Pradzzz’ who had a strong chip lead. This put him in the runner-up position for ₹23,80,000 and made mystery player ‘Pradzzz’ the big winner of the night. With ₹35,22,400 now in his bank and an IOPC Super Highroller title, ‘Pradzzz’ is definitely over the moon.
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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