The India Poker Championship (IPC) January 2020 has come to a close with the final event of the series, the ₹15K Head Hunter crowning a champion in Prajit Ghambir. Ghambir who is primarily an online player defeated Armaan Kochhar heads-up to win his first-ever tournament title!
A three-way deal between the final three players saw them securing ₹5 Lakhs each, keeping ₹1,15400 aside for the eventual champion. This extra cash went in Ghambir`s pocket who collected a cash prize of ₹6.15 Lakhs along with the title.
Kochhar banked a revised payout of ₹5 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.
A more detailed report will be published shortly, so stay tuned.
Armaan Kochhar has just been eliminated in second place by Prajit Ghambir! Kochhar had entered the heads-up with more chips than Ghambir but the latter didn’t take long to cover the distance and take the lead.
The final hand of the tournament saw Kochhar shoving 1.4 Million with and Ghambhir called from the big blind with . The board ran out and Ghambir’s two-pair saw him take down the pot, along with the title!
Armaan Kochhar – 3,050,000
Prajit Ghambir – 2,400,000
With a three-way deal locked in, Vipul Tiwari moved all-in with and found a caller in Prajit Ghambir who tabled . The rundown saw both players hit one-pair but Ghambir took it down with a better pair of nines.
Tiwari was eliminated in third place and pocketed ₹5 Lakhs in prize money, following a three-way deal with Kochhar and Tiwari.
With Tiwari’s departure, Armaan Kochhar will come up against Prajit Ghambir in the heads-up play.
The ₹15K Head Hunter is fast winding down towards the heads-up. Shortly after Kyrylo Lavrov was eliminated in fifth place for a ₹1.66 Lakhs payout, the final table saw another preflop all-in clash.
The hand in question saw Himanshu Dwivedi move all-in with and was called by Vipul Tiwari who showed . With the board running , Tiwari hit a higher full house to knock Dwivedi out in fourth place. Dwivedi earns ₹2.15 Lakhs.
We’re now down to the final three players
In a preflop all-in showdown, Danyal Kazi shoved from UTG with and found a caller in Armaan Kochhar who tabled .
Kochhar’s pocket pair held up, cutting Kazi’s tournament run short in sixth place. Kazi collects ₹1.37 Lakhs for his finish.
Sahil Mahboobani has lost his tournament life in seventh place, and collected a paycheque of ₹1.15 Lakhs for the same.
The hand in question saw Armaan Kochhar shove from the hijack and Mahboobani also shoved from the small blind, unaware that Kochhar had also announced all-in. After the big blind folded, Mahboobani mucked his cards. The tournament director was called and after a prolonged discussion, he was asked to select two cards and told that only if the cards matched with what he held, he’d get to play. That didn’t happen and Mahboobani busted.
After giving two double-ups, Anil Adiani shoved from the cutoff with (offsuit) and was called by small blind Armaan Kochhar who held . The board bricked Adiani who was eliminated in eighth place, for ₹95,100.
The final eight players have gone on a 10-minute break and play will resume at Level 26 with the blind levels up to 40,000/80,000 with a running ante of 80,000. Here are their chip counts at this point.
8-Handed Chip Counts (Seat-Wise)
Vipul Tiwari moved all-in from the button and Kabir Khattar called from the small blind for his tournament life. Sahil Mahboobani called for 115K from the big blind.
A lot of crowd gathered around the final table as the board of was dealt and Mahboobani paired his jack on the turn to score a triple up. Tiwari won the side pot and Khattar became the first elimination on the final table. He takes home ₹75,100 for his deep run.
Vipul Tiwari – 650,000
Sahil Mahboobani – 365,000
Kabir Khattar – Eliminated
Vipul Tiwari chip leads the final nine players in the ₹15K Head Hunter, with a massive stack of 1,335,000. Tiwari is, in fact, the only player with a million-plus stack. Himanshu Dwivedi (810,000) follows Tiwari in stacks as Anil Adiani (740,000) rounds out the top three stacks.
Final Table Chip Counts
|Seat No||Player||Chip Count|
The final table of the 15K Head Hunter has been formed! We will be shortly bringing you more details on the players who have made it to the list, with their chip counts.
Anurag Sangahi shoved with from UTG and Armaan Kochhar called from the big blind holding . The community cards spread out and Kochhar rivered two pairs, dismissing Sangahi in 10th place for ₹63,300.
Mihir Ganatra shoved for 70K from UTG and Vipul Tiwari called from the big blind.
Tiwari’s ace-high won him the pot, ousting Ganatra in 11th place for ₹63,300.
Bhavya Mittal’s were up against Daniyal Katiyal’s . The runout bricked and Katiyal’s cowboys held, eliminating Mittal in 13th place for ₹53,900.
Anil Adiani shoved from UTG and Abhishek Paul called from the middle position risking his tournament life.
The runout missed both players and Adiani’s ace kicker won him the pot, eliminating Paul in 14th place for ₹53,900.
Anil Adiani – 470,000
Abhishek Paul – Busted
15th: Mayank Makhija – ₹53,900
16th: Saumil Mehta – ₹44,900
17th: Ameya Gokhale – ₹44,900
Kabir Khattar shoved from the middle position and Wilson Yomso called from the button. Khattar tabled (offsuit) versus Yomso’s . The rundown of saw Khattar pair his seven on the flop, eliminating Yomso in 18th place for ₹44,900.
Seat 1: Himanshu Dwivedi – 455,000
Seat 2: Danyal Kazi – 160,000
Seat 3: Armaan Kochhar – 180,000
Seat 4: Sahil Mahboobani – 150,000
Seat 5: Anuag Sangaha – 160,000
Seat 6: Archit Khandelwal – 810,000
Seat 7: Prajit Gambhir – 155,000
Seat 8: Bhavya Mittal – 760,000
Seat 9: Anil Adiani – 230,000
Seat 1: Saumil Mehta – 200,000
Seat 2: Wilson Yomso – 125,000
Seat 3: Abhishek Paul – 255,000
Seat 4: Minir Ganatra – 155,000
Seat 5: Liavrov Kyrylo – 280,000
Seat 6: Mayank Makhija – 170,000
Seat 7: Ameya Gokhale – 140,000
Seat 8: Kabir Khattar – 130,000
Seat 9: Vipul Tiwari – 935,000
The final 18 players have gone for a 10-minute break at the 15K Head Hunter. We will be shortly updating you with the chip counts at this point, stay tuned.
The field has whittled down quickly to the final 18 players in the turbo-paced event and at this pace we can look forward to formation of the final table very soon.
Sumit Harikishan Navlani shoved from the button with and was called by the player in the small blind with . The board ran out . Navlani’s opponent hit a set on the flop to eliminate Navlani in 19th place. He takes home a ₹36,800 payout for his 19th place finish.
A while back, Lurii Evich was eliminated in 20th place for ₹36,800, Tanay Hargunaney crashed in 21st place for ₹36,800 and Avneesh Munjal busted in 22nd place for ₹30,100.
Daksh Arora who had only 5K left was auto all-in from the big blind and Prajit Gambhir shoved for 35K from UTG+1. Wilson Yomso called from MP+1.
The board ran and Gambhir’s pocket pair held on, eliminating Arora.
Prajit Gambhir – 110,000
Wilson Yomso – 90,000
Daksh Arora – Eliminated
24th: Ankit Jajodia – ₹30,100
25th: Anup Palod – ₹26,100
Abhishek Paul open-shoved UTG for 70K with and Amar Reddy called from MP+1 with (offsuit). The board ran out and Reddy lost out to become short.
Abhishek Paul – 168,000
Amar Reddy – 50,000
In the next hand, Reddy open-shoved his last 50K with (offsuit) and Tanay Hargunaney called with . Hargunaney hit a straight to eliminate Reddy.
Reddy earned ₹26,100 for his 26th place finish.
27th: Manoj Singh – ₹26,100
28th: Abhishek Sharma – ₹22,100
29th: Shane Hodges – ₹22,100
30th: TBA – ₹22,100
31st: Amod Sripad Kelkar – ₹22,100
32nd: Biru Nasi – ₹22,100
After losing a hand, Shravan Chhabria was left with three big blinds. He now shoved from middle position and found two callers, Wilson Yomso who was in MP+1 and big blind Vipul Tiwari. The flop of saw Tiwari bet 45K while Yomso called. The landed on the turn and Tiwari now checked his option while Yomso fired a bet of 65K. Tiwari called. The river went check-check.
Yomso tabled , Tiwari showed while Chhabria mucked his cards and got up to leave.
Chhabria has pocketed ₹22,100 for his 33rd place finish.
Wilson Yomso – 380,000
Vipul Tiwari – 370,000
Shravan Chhabria – Eliminated
34th: Vikaash Shah – ₹22,100
35th: Meet Jariwala – ₹22,100
36th: Vaibhav Temani – ₹22,100
37th: Goonjan Mall – ₹18,100
38th: Vikram Mishra – ₹18,100
39th: Deepak Raina – ₹18,100
40th: Gagandeep Malik – ₹18,100
41st: S Raveemathi – ₹18,100
The money bubble has burst and Rohit Mittal has donned the stone bubble tag.
Himanshu Dwivedi opened to 13K and Mittal called from the small blind to see the flop . Mittal checked and Dwivedi led out for 30K. Mittal called and the turn came . Mittal shoved and Dwivedi called. Mittal showed (off-suit) against Dwivedi’s . The river bricked and though Mittal flopped a pair of nines, it was no match for Dwivedi’s pocket rockets, eliminating the former in 42nd place.
With 42 runners left in the fray, the money bubble is looming in the Head Hunter event.
Harsha G open-shoved from UTG with and Abhishek Paul called from the small blind with . The community cards revealed and Paul hit a one-card straight on the turn, to eliminate Harsha.
Sagar Patnaik opened to 9K from the middle position and the player next to him (MP+1) called, along with Samit Mehta who was in the hijack.
Patnaik led out for 11K and MP+1 folded. Mehta raised to 55K and Pat naik shoved for 71K. Mehta called.
The turn and river saw Mehta hit a backdoor flush draw, ending PAtnaik to the rail.
Samit Mehta – 512,000
Sagar Patnaik – Busted
Here are the notable chip counts after the third break of the day.
Saumil Mehta – 411,000
Wilson Yomso – 242,000
Ankit Jajodia – 228,000
Sahil Mahboobani – 170,000
Tanay Hargunaney – 168,000
Amarnath Reddy – 160,000
Archit Khandelwal – 143,000
Goonjan Mall – 137,000
Bhavya Mittal – 105,000
Shravan Chhabria – 98,000
Gagandeep Malik – 92,000
Anil Adiani – 90,000
Sagar Patnaik – 85,000
Armaan Kochhar – 61,000
The total number of entries has been confirmed at 364, resulting in a ₹34,76,200 prize pool. Presently there are 56 runners left in the field. The top 41 places are assured a min-cash of ₹18,100, with the winner walking away with a top prize of ₹7,51,000!
Following the end of Level 13, players have gone for a 15-minute long break. During this time, the 500 denomination chips will be removed from play. We will bring you the assorted chip counts from the third break of the night.
Amit Gaikwad shoved from the cutoff for 39K and Samit Mehta called from the big blind.
Mehta flopped a set of kings to send Gaikwad packing to the rail.
Samit Mehta – 105,000
Amit Gaikwad – Busted
Mehta now has three bounties.
The player in the UTG opened for 6K and Gaurav Gupta called from the middle position for 35.5K. Tanay Hargunaney shoved on top from the small blind. UTG folded.
Hargunaney hit a full house on the river, busting Gupta from the Head Hunter.
Tanay Hargunaney – 134,000
Gaurav Gupta – Busted
With this elimination, Hargunaney has already claimed his sixth bounty.
Here are the notable chip counts after the second break of the day.
Wilson Yomso – 110,000
Shravan Chhabria – 83,500
Zarvan Tumboli – 81,000
Akash Shekhar – 69,000
Sagar Patnaik – 60,500
Savvy Ranchal – 38,000
Kanchan Sharma – 35,000
Anant Purohit – 26,000
Goonjan Mall – 26,000
Ankit Jajodia – 24,000
Armaan Kochhar – 21,000
Kavish Kukreja – 18,000
361 entries have been clocked in the Head Hunter event, successfully crossing last year’s 347 entries! We will share the prize pool and payouts shortly, so stay tuned!
We reached the table with the flop open to and Abhishek Rathod had moved all-in preflop. Next to act Daksh Arora bet and one player folded.
The turn and river saw Arora’s hand better to a two pair on the river, eliminating Rathod.
A total of 337 entries have been logged in at the series-ending Head Hunter event by Level 7. The event is only 11 entries short of surpassing the last edition’s record of 348 entries.
With late registrations open before the start of Level 8, there is still plenty of time for the IPC to create yet another record!
Here are the notable chip counts from the first break of the Head Hunter.
Gaurav Sood – 95,000
Harshad Barve – 93,000
Wilson Yomso – 67,000
Mithun Mahesh – 63,300
Kunal Patni – 50,000
Anant Purohit – 38,000
Amar Katharani – 32,000
Deepak Bothra – 32,000
Mayank Agarwal – 30,000
Amarnath Reddy – 30,000
Anuj Yadav – 25,000
Rajeev Kanjani – 22,000
Sumit Kundu – 20,000
Vikram Freeman – 20,000
Uday Moola – 15,400
Vineet Kumar – 15,000
Pranay Chawla – 15,000
Debasis Mishra – 11,000
Devvrat Arya – 5,800
Players are heading out for the first 10-minute break of the day. A total of 240 entries have been logged in already in the ₹15K Head Hunter and its just the end of Level 4. Play will resume with the start of Level 5 with blinds set at 300/500 and a running ante of 500. Late registration closes before the start of Level 8.
We will be updating the assorted chip counts after the break shortly.
Anant Purohit shoved for 6.3K from UTG and Gaurav Chauhan reshoved on top from the cutoff. The rest of the table folded.
Chauhan flopped a pair eliminating Purohit in the process.
Gaurav Chauhan – 154,000
Anant Purohit – Busted
The field has already reached 150 players in the second level. Some of the notables in the field are Mayank Agarwal, Anish Dedhia, Anant Purohit, Vikram Mishra, Rajeev Kanjani, Sahil Mahboobani, Wilson Yomso, Vikram Freeman, Vineet Kumar, Bharat Suda, J. Raju, Shravan Chhabria, Aditya Kesharwani, Amar Katharani, Yuvraj Singh, Abhishek Rathode, Anil Adiani, Abhishek Jalan, Kanchan Sharma, Nimit Patel, Muskan Sethi, Siddharth Singhvi, Young Gun Siddharth Karia, Sriharsha Doddapaneni, Anuj Yadav, Gagandeep Malik, Niranjan NJ, Rajat Sharma, Eka Vedantham, Anmol Mehta and Kunal Patni, along with PokerGuru Ambassadors Ashutosh Balodhi, Devvrat Arya, Naresh Veeravalli, Mithun Mahesh and Rony Chowdhury.
Siddharth Ranshevre opened UTG for a 2x raise and Siddharth Chaturvedi called from the button.
Ranshevre bet 1.2K and Chturvedi check-called.
Chaturvedi checked again and Ranshevre led out for 2.5K. Chaturvedi called.
Chaturvedi checked for a third time, Ranshevre moved all-in for 11.1K and Chaturvedi called.
In the battle between the two Siddharts’, it was Ranshevre who took down the pot with a rivered boat, crippling Chaturvedi in the process.
On the very next hand, Chaturvedi hit the rail.
Sidhharth Ranshevre – 38,200
Siddharth Chaturvedi – Busted
The fourth and final event of the India Poker Championship (IPC) January 2020 edition, the ₹15K Head Hunter, is underway. Kicking off at 6 PM sharp, the Head Hunter is a fast-paced single day event that is expected to crown a champion in the wee hours of Monday morning.
In the last edition, this event was champion by Raghavendra Hada who had banked ₹7.39 Lakhs for his win.
Featuring a ₹22.50 Lakhs guarantee, the event features 20-minute levels, with late registrations closing before the start of Level 8. Multiple re-entries are permitted until the end of the late registration period.