Sunday nights are for marquee tourneys as we see a lot of poker players bustling with high energy on the virtual felts. It was the last day of grind for the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) June 2023 so many pros went all out with the game. The coveted Main Event title went to Utkarsh Vaish and the runner-up was well-known name, Goonjan Mall. Let’s have a look at all the poker action as well as winners who claimed top titles at the IOPC June 2023.
Ritwik Khanna aka ‘Fisherman1997’ emerged victorious in this tourney and bagged a payday of ₹17,02,435. The second-place finisher was Arjanveer Singh Chadha aka ‘bazzingaa’ who added a sum of ₹10,59,688 to finish in the runner-up position. This ₹11,000 buy-in event had a total of 889 entries which generated a prize pool of ₹88.90 Lakh. The top 87 places were paid, and the min-cash was ₹27,559.
An unknown player with the username ‘Pradzzz’ nailed the top spot for a pay cheque of ₹18,04,800. Yet another unknown poker player who goes by the username ‘LORDLIONHEART’ came as the second runner-up and walked away with ₹12,25,760. This tourney had 188 entries, with the ₹44,000 buy-in event seeing 20 players make ITM, with the min-cash sitting at ₹1,00,768.
Deepak Singh aka ‘peacelover’, won this tournament and added a sum of ₹6,33,369 to his bankroll, while Ritwik Khanna aka ‘Fisherman1997’ finished second place to earn a payday of ₹5,87,177. The total entries stood at 1,789, while the min-cash paid was ₹7,250, with 183 players cashing out in this ₹2,750 buy-in event.
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This event recorded a prize pool of ₹22,26,000, where Siddharth Ojha aka ‘SidSparta21’ emerged victorious and pocketed ₹3,75,637 while an unknown poker player with the username ‘bigbang2’ walked away with ₹2,95,239. There were 632 entries, with 605 players walking away with rewards, while the min-cash stood at ₹1,237 in the ₹600 buy-in event.
Utkarsh Vaish aka ‘kidpokerNJ’ emerged victorious in this marquee tourney and had a payday of ₹56,20,217. The second-place finisher was Goonjan Mall aka ‘PresentSIR’ who added a sum of ₹44,49,782 to finish in the runner-up position. This ₹11,000 buy-in event had a total of 820 entries. The top 785 places were paid, and the min-cash was ₹17,500.
Smit is a sports writer at Gutshot Magazine. After completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Media, and a Master’s degree in Sports Management, this sports fanatic uses articles as a tool to express his opinions. Bring up cricket or football and you will find this usually quiet guy speak for hours! He also co-heads the official supporters club of Chelsea FC in Mumbai, wherein he hosts screenings, football meets and other such events.
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