If you ask us how the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) July 2021 has been going so far, we’d probably run out of words to describe the thrill and action that’s unfolding on the virtual poker felts. Each day brings something new and of course it keeps getting better. The Highroller tournament was everything a poker lover would dream of—a massive guarantee, loads of action, nail-biting drama, and some spine chilling moments.
After IOPC #4 Blaze of Glory and IOPC United, the third marquee tournament was hosted today. And it was none other than the chip leader Mohit Bhati, who shipped this prestigious IOPC Highroller. Kunal Patni who’s now become the talk of town, bubbled at this tournament.
The first player to get busted on the final table was Nitin Arora aka ‘Demogorgon,’ who left at the sixth position and cashed ₹5,35,000. Arora busting first came as no surprise since he started at the final table with the smallest chip stack and nine big blinds.
The next in line was online reg Sanat Mehrotra aka ‘orhem3001,’ who walked away with a pay cheque of ₹6,90,000. Mehrotra is an IOPC reg who shipped three IOPC January 2021 tourneys on the same day. This poker pro started off with 20 big blinds, but ended up at the fifth spot.
Following Mehrotra was Ankit Khattar aka ‘Asymptote05.’ Khattar, whose username gave the commentators a hard time, had to leave the Highroller final table on a low note with ₹8,60,000 in his bankroll. This pro player who started off with 7,90,176 chips busted at the fourth spot.
Not long after Khattar bid farewell to his fellow mates, Avadh Shah aka ‘cateyes,’ who started as the second chip leader with 46 big blinds, departed the final table at the third spot.
Shah pocketed a massive ₹10,50,000 in prize money. He was one of the favourites picked by commentator, Zarvaan Tamboli; but to his disappointment, Shah busted at the third position.
The final two players put their best foot forward to win this high-value tournament. But it was the chip leader, Mohit Bhati aka ‘jacktheripper’ who steadily made his way to the throne. This poker pro nailed the final table of this highly-anticipated Highroller event. The 34-year old ended the ultimate jinx by being the first player to lead the final table (chip leader) and win the tournament. Bhati, who started off with 2,180,432 chips won a massive ₹23,25,000 in prize money. It was a good day for Bhati as the commentator and Gutshot’s Director, Peter Abraham suggested at the start.
Anuj Yadav aka ‘tittooTauji,’ who gave Bhati a run for his money, finished second and cashed ₹15,75,000. Yadav, who started off with 37 big blinds, showcased an aggressive gameplay and gave Bhati a tough fight for the title.
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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