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Posted on 23 May, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 23 May, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 23 May, 2022

Main Event FT Begins!

The glamourous final table (FT) of India Poker Championship (IPC) Megastacks May 2022 has begun and we are ready to witness the final table right before our eyes. And we are also set to bring all the action to your fingertips. The FT has the top eight players who made their way to the table from Day 1A, Day 1B flights and ultimately, Day 2 of the ME. The eight players will now battle it out for the most coveted IPC Megastacks Main Event title, a top prize of ₹43,05,300, and the IPC trophy. 

All eight players on the FT come with fair experience in big-ticket events. Here are the players seated at the FT with their chip stacks:

1. Siddhanth Kripalani – 6,050,000 chips

The FT chip leader Kriplani has a MASSIVE lead. He approximately holds the same amount of chips (60.05 L) as the rest of the players combined (60.98L). He has several online titles and victories to his credit including the Game Changer on PokerBaazi which he won for 40+ Lakh in July 2020. Will he be able to crush it and win a live IPC title? 

2. Aditya Sushant – 1,895,000 chips

Aditya Sushant, India’s first WSOP bracelet winner, needs no introduction whatsoever. He’s got several live and online titles in India and overseas and if he goes on to win this IPC Megastacks ME, he will then become only the third player to win two IPC Main Events, the others being Kanishka Samant and Sameer Rattonsey, who also have two IPC MEs under their belt.

3. Anand Thakur – 1,365,000 chips

Anand Thakur has been seen in form at the ongoing IPC Megatacks. After grinding at almost all events of the series, will Thakur be able to nail this one?

4. Sumit Sapra – 1,025,000 chips

Another poker veteran who has been around for over a decade, he’s someone who has plenty of experience in live events across Asia and the rest of the world. His titles include a PokerGuru Tour victory in 2012 and also a World Poker Tour (WPT) Cambodia victory in 2017. 

5. Siddarth Singhvi – 910,000 chips

Siddarth Singhvi has a PokerStars Festival Manila Bubble Rush title to his name. Like Sapra, Singhvi, too has several years of experience playing live poker, on the domestic as well as the international circuit. He has several cashes at events like WPT, DPT, and APT to name a few. Notably, he had finished 52nd at the last IPC, India Poker Championship (IPC) Jan 2020 Main Event. Not to forget, he has been grinding fairly well on the online felts recently. 

6. Niharika Bindra – 595,000 chips

Niharika Bindra, one of India’s top female players, is a veteran of the scene. As a player who has primarily been playing high stakes cash games, it’s good to see her make a tournament FT like the IPC ME. If she wins, it will be the first time a female player will win an IPC ME.  

7. Rajasekhar Puttamsetty – 190,000 chips

Puttamsetty was seen pretty deep in the last few events of the IPC Megastacks May 2022. When we spoke to him, he seemed very confident and surely knows his game. Apart from this, he was also seen at the DPT 65k High Roller final table in April 2022. Will his form help him nail the ME?

8. J Raju – 118,000 chips

J Raju has earlier made it to the FT at Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) in 2020. At the ongoing IPC Megastacks series too, he has been enjoying a good run. 


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