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Like the two Mondays before it, yesterday was nothing short of spectacular! The 11th edition of the IOPC got done with its fourth marquee event, the ₹1.75 Crore GTD IOPC Legends, and it was 41-year-old Amit Gehani who rode his FT chip lead all the way to the finish line to win his first IOPC title, a career-best ₹30 Lakhs and an opportunity to play with the best of the best at the IOPC Masters Table!
Hot on Gehani’s trail was Young Gun Arsh Grover, who chopped the IOPC Legends title with Gehani to collect ₹25 Lakhs. The Delhi-based poker prodigy was the #2 ranked player of 2020, and after last night`s finish, jumped up six places on the annual leaderboard to #6. At the same time, hitting the ₹1 Crore mark in yearly profits.
Sumit Sapra (3rd for ₹14.71 Lakhs) & Rajeev Kumar (4th for ₹11.10 Lakhs) also banked seven-figures in the event, with Armaan Kochhar (5th for ₹8.80 Lakhs), and bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer (6th for ₹6.65 Lakhs) rounding out the FT payouts.
Debayan Das is officially on a hattrick as he took down the IOPC#98 Monday Prime for a career-best ₹3.48 Lakhs. He struck a heads-up deal with Ashit Sharma (runner-up for ₹3.05 Lakhs).
Rajat Mahajan won the IOPC #100 All Rounder for ₹2 Lakhs.
One of the biggest MTT winners on our tracked database, Young Gun Gaurav Sood, ended a five-week-long title drought after taking down Adda52’s Iron Man for ₹1.96 Lakhs. Lavesh Meena finished runner-up for ₹1.16 Lakhs. Sood collected over ₹2 Lakhs on Monday, becoming the third player to cross ₹2.50 Crores in annual winnings.
Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra was back on the champion’s seat after a three-week hiatus as he took down PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹1.66 Lakhs.
PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj clinched his third IOPC title at the ongoing series (fourth overall), winning the IOPC #99 Monday Spotlight for ₹1.56 Lakhs.
Guruprasad Gupta (Won Battle Royale for ₹79,070), Surbhit Grover (Won IOPC#96 ₹5.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹98,153), Joseph Rochungh Touthang (Won IOPC#97 PKO ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹80,357), and Debneil Mukherjee (Won Voyager for ₹77,750) were the other top Monday winners.
Here is a detailed account of all the Monday tournament action!
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Usually, it’s Sundays that draw the most massive turnouts in poker. However, with the 11th edition of the IOPC hosting the final table of its marquee tourneys on Mondays, the start of the week is turning out to be equally exciting. Last evening, the final six players of the ₹27,500 entry buy-in IOPC Legends reconvened to play down to a champion. The 721-entry field made for a guarantee-crushing ₹1.80 Crore prize pool, and Amit ‘Kavipri’ Gehani was the frontrunner to win the ₹30 Lakhs up-top.
The 41-year-old player had entered the field with double the chips of his nearest competitor, Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar, and stepped past seasoned regs to win the title for a career-best ₹30 Lakhs, courtesy a heads-up deal with Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover. Gehani became the fourth player to book his seat at the IOPC Masters Table!
The victory has given Gehani’s lifetime winnings a big boost, and he now boasts ₹83.60 Lakhs in online winnings. Gehani is looking sharp as he also bagged one of the top stacks on Day 1A of the ₹3.5 Crore GTD IOPC – The Crown.
The Delhi-based Arsh Grover eliminated bracelet winner Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer, Rajeev ‘AthenaVolt’ Kumar, and Sumit ‘AAddicted’ Sapra before meeting Gehani heads-up for the title. Grover was at a slight chip disadvantage at the start of the heads-up, and they traded chips for about 10 minutes before shaking hands on a deal that awarded him a runner-up payday worth ₹24.79 Lakhs. 25-year-old Grover, who had closed out 2020 as the #2 ranked player on the annual charts, has been on a relative backburner this year, but the IOPC Legends runner-up score has laddered him up to #6 annual leaderboard standings. He hit two other milestones with this finish – crossing ₹2 Crores in annual winnings, at the same time, entering the ₹1 Crore club in yearly profits.
Sumit ‘AAddicted’ Sapra (3rd for ₹14.71 Lakhs), Rajeev ‘AthenaVolt’ Kumar (4th for ₹11.10 Lakhs), Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (5th for ₹8.80 Lakhs) and Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer (6th for ₹6.65 Lakhs) also won final table payouts.
Armaan Kochhar’s fifth-place finish in the IOPC Legends catapulted him into the top echelons of the yearly leaderboard standings, where he is currently ranked #5 with ₹2.04 Crore in annual winnings.
You can watch the final table cards-up replay below with some insightful and engaging commentary from the IOPC United final table bubble boy Goonjan Mall, Poker Life India’s Raj Juneja, IPC Director Peter Abraham, and Zarvan Tumboli.
The other Monday headliner, the ₹21 Lakhs GTD IOPC#98 Monday Prime, logged in 1,060 entries, generating a ₹21.20 Lakhs prize pool. Sunday’s IOPC #94 PKO champion
Debayan ‘MonsterD’ Das went back-to-back to claim the tourney for a third IOPC title and a personal-best ₹3.49 Lakhs. He chopped the title heads-up with the two-time IOPC title winner Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma (runner-up for ₹3.05 Lakhs).
Debayan Das`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹45.60 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹10.90 Lakhs
The ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#100 All Rounder was championed by the IOPC #28 Thursday Prime winner Rajat ‘ITMiser’ Mahajan, who trounced the 515-player field to pick up his second IOPC title at the series and a winner’s cheque worth ₹2 Lakhs.
PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj has been on a breakout run this month. He finally got his hands on his first IOPC title at the ongoing series (his fourth overall) last night, where he overcame the 167-entry field in the ₹6.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC #99 Monday Spotlight to win ₹1.56 Lakhs. Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita finished second for ₹1.06 Lakhs.
Vishal Bajaj stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.39 Crores|Lifetime Profit: ₹1.22 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.38 Crores|Annual Profit: ₹67.02 Lakhs
The ₹5.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#96 was championed by former ATOC Mini Main Event champion Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover, who won his first IOPC Gold Badge and ₹98,153, following a three-way deal with Naved ‘zenaved11’ Ahmed Naushad Shaikh (2nd for ₹89,542) and Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (3rd for ₹72,950).
Over the past two Mondays, the tournament action has been headlined by Piyush Jain (Won the ₹1.50 Crore IOPC United) and Harshad Barve (Won ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC Blaze of Glory). With Mohit Bhati’s victory run in the IOPC #73 High Roller on Friday and Amit Suresh Gehani entering the IOPC history books for shipping the IOPC Legends last evening, it was about time that the most anticipated tourney of the series, the ₹3.50 Crores GTD IOPC – The Crown take flight! The ₹11,000 entry buy-in event ran its first starting flight yesterday, and only 51 runners from a starting field of 328 entrants made the cut for Day 2. Two-time Millionaire champion Vikash ‘Vikinse’ Khaitan (373,534) & Yudhishter ‘McFly’ Jaswal (243,979) topped the day-end chip counts.
The second multi-flight event to commence its run was the IOPC Value Mine. The event offers fantastic value with a ₹40 Lakhs prize pool guarantee at an entry buy-in of just ₹660. A starting field of 437 runners whittled down to 71 survivors on Day 1A, with last night`s Monday Prime champion Debayan ‘MonsterD’ Das (244,338) bagging the end-of-day chip lead. ‘Combat’ (238,139) and Rajesh ‘ChivasRegal’ Kumar Shukla (227,371) round out the top three stacks of the day.
Joseph ‘axone’ Rochungh Touthang (Won IOPC#97 PKO ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹80,357), Induprakash ‘Fixed Odds’ Mishra (Won IOPC#95 ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹36,609), ‘kenil24x7’ (Won The Centurion ₹70K GTD for ₹10,012) and ‘Babua89’ (Won Striker ₹45K GTD for ₹6,932) won the other IOPC titles on Monday.
The IOPC is now onto the final stretch, with only six days left to go. Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav (14,582 points) continues his reign on the IOPC leaderboard unhindered, with the two-time IOPC leaderboard topper Bhanu ‘spectre’ Prakash KC (13,082) and Abhijeet ‘TheSupremeOne’ Kumar (11,305) keeping the top-order unchanged.
IOPC July Edition Leaderboard Standings After Day 16
|1||Anuj 'tittooTauji' Yadav||14,583|
|2||Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC||13,082|
|3||Abhijeet 'TheSupremeone' Kumar||11,305|
|4||Tanmay 'PlusEv' Benara||10,118|
|5||Suraj 'MR.BEAST' N Yadav||10,010|
|6||Abhishek 'MambaMentality' Goindi||9,283|
|7||Neeraj 'Jannat52' Kumar||8,823|
|8||Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh||8,763|
|9||Vikram 'MentalScience' Mishra||8,715|
|9||Anirban 'pokernoob' D Das||8,705|
PokerBaazi`s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show logged in 297 entries, the smallest field recorded in the event in four weeks, filling in ₹7,500 in overlays. Young Gun Sanat “mehro2511” Mehrotra navigated his way to the top to win his first title in over three weeks for ₹1.66 Lakhs. Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla placed runner-up for ₹1.16 Lakhs.
A former Full House Finale champion, Mehrotra made another five ITM finishes last night, adding ₹2.44 Lakhs in Monday winnings. His top finishes include:
> 1st in The Big Show ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.66 Lakhs
> 4th in the Iron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTD for ₹40,000
> 9th in the IOPC #99 Monday Spotlight ₹6.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹15,660
> 15th in the IOPC #100 All Rounder ₹10 Lakhs GTD for ₹13,699
With ₹5.89 Crore in lifetime winnings, Mehrotra is racing towards the ₹6 Crore milestone.
The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost DST had 227 hopefuls vying for a share of the ₹2.27 Lakhs prize pool. Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja took down the title for ₹46,588, following a heads-up deal with Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069’ Bhardwaj (runner-up for ₹44,302).
Chirag Khanduja, who had won a career-best ₹1.31 Lakhs in the BSS #3 MonsterStack on March 21, sits on ₹21.92 Lakhs in lifetime winnings.
‘pendulal (Won Night DST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹39,190), ‘Insanium’ (Won Afternoon DST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹37,870) and Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar (Won PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹24,150) took down the other PokerBaazi marquees.
PokerStars India’s Monday flagship, the Battle Royale, ran with a reduced ₹3 Lakhs prize pool guarantee last night. The tourney sold 204 registration slips, generating a profitable ₹3.25 Lakhs in the prize pool. After over five hours of play, Guruprasad ‘fishcalling1’ Gupta came out on top to win ₹79,070 (includes ₹51,111 in bounties), beating ‘pokerface_blr’ to the finish line. The latter picked a runner-up payday of ₹32,931 (includes ₹4,972 in bounties).
Guruprasag Gupta’s lifetime scores crossed ₹5.13 Crores after last night`s win.
The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack clocked 115 entries, filling in ₹19,245 in overlays. ‘chemmyp’ proved the last player standing and won ₹41,339 (includes ₹24,659 in bounties), with ‘subha549’ taking home a runner-up payday worth ₹21,015 (includes ₹4,335 in bounties).
‘vipdaredevil’ (Won Ultra KO 90% 50K GTD for ₹23,789), ‘rkrohan@&’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹20,127), ‘rkcravi’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹15,877), ‘theghoti’ (Won Time Tourney 90 Minutes ₹50K GTD for ₹17,084), ‘royalflush0524’ (Won Deepstack 50K GTD for ₹9,624) and ‘Xx_dadbod_xX’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹40K GTD for ₹8,107) won the other marquee titles.
Adda52’s ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man logged in 438 entries, showing a vast improvement of 101 entries from last week’s turnout. Despite this, the site had to fill in a nominal ₹2,840 in overlays. Young Gun Gaurav ‘gauravarod’ Sood fired six bullets in the event before taking down the title for ₹1.96 Lakhs. Lavesh ‘lavesh7’ Meena finished runner-up for ₹1.16 Lakhs.
One of the most consistent winners on our tracked database, Gaurav Sood, is the only player on our list with over ₹9 Crores in tracked MTT winnings (domestic sites). Iron Man was his 17th title victory of the year and came a good five weeks after his last one. He also placed 36th in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹5,100, netting ₹2.01 Lakhs overall. He is now the third player on our tracked database to breach the ₹2.50 Crore mark in annual winnings.
Gaurav Sood’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.20 Crores|Lifetime Profits: ₹4.68 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.50 Crores|Annual Profits: ₹1.13 Crores | Ranked #3 on the Annual Leaderboard| Ranked #2 in Annual Profits
The ₹1,100 entry buy-in Voyager rode past the advertised guarantee to collect ₹3.11 Lakhs in the prize pool from an entry field of 311 participants. The event ran from 9:29 PM to 3:24 AM, and Sunday’s BSS MegaStack champion Debneil ‘noobneil’ Mukherjee was the last player standing and won ₹77,750. ‘kuku1872’ secured a runner-up payday of ₹47,117.
Debneil Mukherjee presently sits on ₹62.29 Lakhs in lifetime winnings (₹2.87 Lakhs in net profits).
‘Vivekjoshi1986’ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹50,040), ‘ThikanaCK’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD for ₹34,787), ‘Scorpion8360’ (Won Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹14,500), and ‘BigBluffZinc’ (Won Evening Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹10,516) won the other Monday marquees on Adda52.
The other Monday winners were:
|Player||Prize Amount||Event||Poker Site|
|Joseph 'axone' Rochungh Touthang||₹80,357||IOPC#97 PKO ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Debneil 'noobneil' Mukherjee||₹77,750||Voyager ₹3 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|Vivekjoshi1986||₹50,040||Afternoon Adda ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|Chirag 'chiragkhanduja' Khanduja||₹46,588||6-Max Holdem Boost DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerBaazi|
|chemmyp||₹41,339||Deepstack ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD||PokerStars India|
|pendulal||₹39,190||Night DST ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Insanium||₹37,870||Afternoon DST ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Induprakash 'Fixed Odds' Mishra||₹36,609||IOPC#95 ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|ThikanaCK||₹34,787||Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD||Adda52|
|Rahul ‘GhatakTheGreat’ Sengar||₹24,150||PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTD||PokerBaazi|
|Satyam ‘Joonjoon’ Joon||₹18,000||Monday Blues ₹75K GTD||PokerDangal|
|Scorpion8360||₹14,500||Sundown Adda ₹50K GTD||Adda52|
|BigBluffZinc||₹10,516||Evening Adda ₹50K GTD||Adda52|
|kenil24x7||₹10,012||The Centurion ₹70K GTD||Spartan Poker|
|Babua89||₹6,932||Striker ₹45K GTD||Spartan Poker|
|chinna9553||₹4,300||Quick Freeze PLO ₹10K GTD||Khelo365|
IOPC – The Crown ₹3.50 Crore GTD Day 1A – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹11,000
Entries – 219
Re-entries – 58
Re-buys – 93
Survivors – 51
The centerpiece of the ongoing IOPC July edition, the mammoth ₹3.50 Crore GTD IOPC – The Crown, kicked off last night with the first of its eight opening days.
Day 1A of the ₹11,000 entry buy-in event registered 370 entries, and after the stipulated 27 levels of play, only 51 players advanced through to Day 2. In total, the event needs 3,500 sign-ups to break even.
The two-time The Millionaire champion Vikash ‘Vikinse’ Khaitan (373,534) bagged the end of Day 1A chip lead. IOPC January Mastermind Aniket ‘Ntwadumela’ Waghmare (203,892), former Millionaire Legends and IOPC Super High Roller champion Dhruvin ‘thepokerplayer’ Kothari (198,731), IOPC Legends champion Amit ‘kavipri’ Suresh Gehani (197,854), Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (192,118), and Amarjeet ‘superchor89’ Singh (178,580) carried forward the other top stacks.
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A
IOPC Legends ₹1.75 Crore GTD (6 Max) – Final Table – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹27,500
Entries – 363
Re-entries – 155
Re-buys – 203
Prize Pool – ₹1,80,25,000
Places Paid – 111
For a second time in two days, the start-of-the-FT chip leader rode their chip lead to the finish line. After Mohit Bhati broke the chip leader’s jinx in the IOPC High Roller FT last Friday, Amit ‘Kavipri’ Gehani repeated the feat last night, winning the ₹1.75 Crore GTD IOPC Legends for a career-best ₹30 Lakhs.
The 41-year-old was up against a star-studded final table that comprised some of the biggest names in the business. He outran them all before striking a heads-up deal with Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (2nd for ₹24.79 Lakhs) to win the IOPC Gold Badge of Honor.
The final table commenced at 5 PM, and it took 35 minutes before the first elimination took place. India`s first solo bracelet winner Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer was the first player to get knocked out when his ran into Grover’s . Iyer exited in sixth place.
About 20 minutes later, it was Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar‘s turn to fall. His were no match for Sumit ‘AAddicted’ Sapra’s . However, his fifth-place finish pushed the lawyer-turned-poker pro to #5 on the annual leaderboard.
Finishing in fourth place was the oldest player on the final table, 64-year-old Rajeev ‘AthenaVolt’ Kumar. Scoring his second FT elimination, Grover’s busted Kumar’s , who couldn’t find an Ace on the board .
Sumit ‘AAddicted’ Sapra fought to stay in contention but fell out in third place less than 30 minutes later. Grover bet 2,94,000 from the button, prompting Gehani in the small blind to fold. Sapra jammed from the big blind with and Grover snap-called with . The runout bricked for Sapra.
The heads-up began with Amit ‘Kavipri’ Gehani (99,39,993) enjoying a slight edge over Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover (80,85,007). The match lasted for a little over 10 minutes, and in that time, Gehani won two massive pots to extend his chip lead to 1,25,45,160. Ultimately, the duo decided to strike a deal, with Gehani becoming the fourth player to book his seat at the IOPC Masters Table!
Final Table Results
*denotes heads-up deal
IOPC – Value Mine ₹40 Lakhs GTD Day 1A – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹660
Entries – 437
Survivors – 71
The second multi-flight IOPC event to commence its run last evening was the ₹40 Lakhs GTD IOPC – Value Mine. True to its name, the event offers awesome value with a ₹40 Lakhs prize pool guarantee at a nominal ₹660 entry buy-in.
The first of its eight starting days clocked in 437 entrants, and only 71 runners made the cut for Day 2. Last night`s ₹21 Lakhs GTD IOPC #98 – Monday Prime champion Debayan ‘MonsterD’ Das (244,338) bagged the day-end chip lead.
Debayan Das`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹45.60 Lakhs|Lifetime Profits: ₹10.90 Lakhs
Rajesh ‘ChivasRegal’ Kumar Shukla (227,371), Parminder ‘Bounceez’ Randhava (171,422), Mayank ‘TheBoogeyman’ Jaggi (156,117), Young Gun Anuj ‘tittoo Tauji’ Yadav (134,538), and Murukunda ‘s@kuni_m@m@’ Ratnakar (132,197) bagged the other top stacks of the day.
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A
IOPC#98 Monday Prime ₹21 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹2,200
Entries – 482
Re-entries – 201
Re-buys – 377
Prize Pool – ₹21,20,000
Places Paid – 95
Riding high after his winning run in the IOPC#94 PKO on Sunday, Debayan ‘MonsterD’ Das trounced a 1,060-entry field in the ₹21 Lakhs GTD IOPC#98 Monday Prime to win his third IOPC title and ₹3.48 Lakhs in prize money. He chopped the top prize heads-up with Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma (2nd for ₹3.05 Lakhs).
Debayan Das’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹45.60 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹10.90 Lakhs
Rumit ‘Viking$$Barbie’ Khade (3rd for ₹1.78 Lakhs), Deepesh ‘prince1993’ Raka (6th for ₹84,376), Sachin ‘Ullumanati’ Sharma (7th for ₹61,480) and M ‘LACHANCE’ Balakrishnan (8th for ₹42,018), earned final table payouts.
Final Table Results
*denotes heads-up deal
IOPC#100 All Rounder ₹10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹2,200
Entries – 225
Re-entries – 90
Re-buys – 200
Prize Pool – ₹10,30,000
Places Paid – 47
The first-ever APT Online Main Event champion Rajat ‘ITMiser’ Mahajan took down the ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#100 All Rounder for ₹2 Lakhs
The 11 PM event logged in 515 entrants, collecting a prize pool worth ₹10.30 Lakhs. The tourney ran from 11 PM to 5:43 AM.
Aditya ‘StuUnger’ S Anand (4th for ₹77,353) and Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das (5th for ₹60,976) also FT-ed the event.
Final Table Results
Iron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTD – Adda5
Buy-in – ₹2,000
Entries – 237
Re-entries – 201
Prize Pool – ₹8,00,000
Places Paid – 49
The only player on our tracked database with over ₹9 Crores in recorded online winnings, Young Gun Gaurav’ gauravarod’ Sood, ended a 40-day title drought by taking down the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man for ₹1.96 Lakhs.
Sood topped a 438-entry strong field that included Lavesh’ lavesh7’ Meena (runner-up for ₹1.16 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.
He also finished 36th in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹5,100, collecting ₹2.01 Lakhs through the day. He is now the third player in our tracked database to cross ₹2.50 Crores in annual winnings.
Gaurav Sood`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹9.20 Crores| Lifetime Profits: ₹4.68 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹2.50 Crores|Annual Profits: ₹1.13 Crores | Ranked #3 in the Annual Leaderboard Standings| Ranked #2 in Annual Profits
The six-max event registered a negligible ₹2,840 in overlays, and the top 49 places boarded the money bus.
TLB crusher Neeraj ‘kumartomar’ Kumar (3rd for ₹80,000), Shravan ‘sweatmyass13’ Chhabria (4th for ₹60,000), and last night`s The Big Show champion Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra (4th for ₹40,000) also FT-ed the event.
Shawn’ echayan’ Jose bubbled the FT in seventh place for ₹22,000.
Final Table Results
The Big Show ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi
Buy-in – ₹2,750
Entries – 153
Re-entries – 144
Prize Pool – ₹7,50,000
Places Paid – 36
Young Gun Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra outlasted the 297-entry field in PokerBaazi’s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show to win ₹1.66 Lakhs. PokerStars India’s “Star of the Month – March Harsh ‘100crdream’ Dembla settled for a runner-up finish worth ₹1.16 Lakhs.
Mehrotra posted five more ITM finishes on Monday, including a fourth-place finish in Adda52’s Iron Man for ₹40,000, collectively earning ₹2.44 Lakhs.
Last week’s IOPC #63 champion Aditya ‘KesarDa’ Kesharwani (3rd for ₹74,775), Aditya ‘adit11’ Kulkarni (6th for ₹33,225), Nish ‘nutscracker’ Majithia (7th for ₹27,600), and Thursday’s The Summit fourth-place finisher Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury (8th for ₹22,125) were the other known FT finishers.
Final Table Results
IOPC#99 Monday Spotlight ₹6.75 Lakhs GTD (FO) – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹3,300
Entries – 167
Prize Pool – ₹6,75,000
Places Paid – 23
PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj outpaced the 167 runners in the ₹6.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC#99 Monday Spotlight, banking a ₹1.56 Lakhs payday and his first IOPC title at the ongoing series (his fourth IOPC title overall).
Vishal Bajaj`s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.39 Crores | Lifetime Profit: ₹1.22 Crores | Annual Winnings: ₹1.38 Crores|Annual Profit: ₹67.02 Lakhs
The ₹3,300 entry buy-in tourney experienced a ₹1.74 Lakhs overlay. The top 23 places received payouts.
Manash ‘Silver555’ Kalita (2nd for ₹1.06 Lakhs), Rishab ‘NoChanc3’ Malik (4th for ₹58,050), Arjun ‘cardshark91’ Arora (5th for ₹46,575), PokerGuru Ambassador Arjanveer ‘bazzingaa’ Singh Chadha (7th for ₹26,730) and Manish ‘diamond101’ Ranjan (8th for ₹19,643), locked in the other final table scores.
Final Table Results
IOPC#96 ₹5.50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹1,650
Entries – 137
Re-entries – 56
Re-buys – 162
Prize Pool – ₹5,50,000
Places Paid – 27
Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover was the last player standing in the ₹5.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#96 and won his first IOPC title and ₹98,153, following a three-way deal with Naved ‘zenaved11’ Ahmed Naushad Shaikh (2nd for ₹89,542) and Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (3rd for ₹72,950).
The IOPC #73 High Roller runner-up finisher, Young Gun Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav, has already won four titles in the ongoing series. He extended his lead on the IOPC leaderboard standings further after placing third in the event for ₹46,145.
The ₹1,650 entry buy-in event logged in 355 entries, overlaying ₹17,500. The top 27 places got paid.
Kapil ‘1Legend91’ Sachdeva (5th for ₹36,795), Murukunda ‘s@kuni_m@m@’ Ratnakar (6th for ₹28,270), Prashanth ‘Anya Chalotra’ Sekar (7th for ₹20,570) and Suraj ‘MR.BEAST’ N Yadav (8th for ₹14,905) also FT-ed the event.
Final Table Results
*denotes three-way deal
IOPC#97 PKO ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker
Buy-in – ₹880
Entries – 263
Re-entries – 87
Re-buys – 239
Total Prize Pool – ₹4,71,200
Progressive Prize Pool – ₹4,12,300
Knockout Pool – ₹58,900
Places Paid – 47
The 5 PM IOPC fixture, the ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#97 PKO, attracted 589 entries, and 47 places got a share from the ₹4.71 Lakhs prize pool.
After a little over eight hours of gameplay, Joseph ‘axone’ Rochungh Touthang came out on top to win ₹80,357. ‘7even9ine’ finished runner-up for ₹51,042.
The final table featured some well-known names like Anirban ‘pokernoob’ D Das (3rd for ₹38,261), Anant ‘Prometheius’ Purohit (4th for ₹30,963), and Myron ‘mehhhhh’ Pereira (8th for ₹10,060).
Battle Royale ₹3 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India
Buy-in – ₹1,750
Entries – 110
Re-entries – 94
Regular Prize Pool – ₹1,62,282
Bounty Prize Pool – ₹1,62,282
Total Prize Pool – ₹3,24,564
Places Paid – 23
PokerStars India`s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale found a champion in Guruprasad ‘fishcalling1’ Gupta, who banked ₹79,070 for the win after besting ‘pokerface_blr’ (2nd for ₹32,931) in heads-up play.
The ₹1,750 entry buy-in event crushed its posted guarantee by ₹24,564 after registering 204 challengers. The 7:30 PM event got in the books at 1:02 AM and paid out 23 places.
Tanmaya ‘tks5432’ Sahoo (3rd for ₹22,088) and Varun ‘wardev’ Devayya (7th for ₹7,532) also FT-ed the tourney!
Voyager ₹3 Lakhs GTD – Adda52
Buy-in – ₹1,100
Entries – 181
Re-entries – 130
Prize Pool – ₹3,11,004
Places Paid – 34
The 9:30 PM attraction on Adda52, the ₹3 Lakhs GTD Voyager, brought in 311 hopefuls, creating a ₹3.11 Lakhs prize pool.
It was 3:24 AM on Tuesday when Sunday’s BSS MegaStack champion Debneil ’noobneil’ Mukherjee shipped the tourney, adding ₹77,750 to his poker bankroll. Adda52 user ‘kuku1872’ finished runner-up for ₹47,117.
This win was the second title win for Mukherjee in consecutive days, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹62.29 Lakhs with ₹2.87 Lakhs in profits.
Shrikant ’baphomate’ Sanjay Pradhan (5th for ₹25,969) and Aritra’ flushnace’ Sengupta (5th for ₹17,883) posted FT scores
Anurag ’NormanBates’ Srivastava was eliminated in ninth place for ₹6,220 to set the final table in motion.
6-Max Holdem Boost DST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi
Buy-in – ₹1,100
Entries – 122
Re-entries – 105
Prize Pool – ₹2,27,000
Places Paid – 2
Site reg Chirag ‘chiragkhanduja’ Khanduja took down PokerBaazi’s 9 PM special, the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost for ₹46,588. His opponent, Yuvraj ‘Yuvi0069’ Bhardwaj finished runner-up for ₹44,302, courtesy of a heads-up deal.
Utkarsh’ Sam20542′ Srivastava (3rd for ₹24,107) & Rohan ‘theoldrod’ Sahni (6th for ₹10,714) also FT-ed the event.
Deepstack ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India
Buy-in – ₹1,250
Entries – 73
Re-entries – 42
Regular Prize Pool – ₹84,622.50
Bounty Prize Pool – ₹65,377.50
Total Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000
Places Paid – 13
The user ‘chemmyp’ topped the 115-player field in PokerStars India`s ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Deepstack to win ₹41,339 (includes ₹24,659 in bounties). The user ‘subha549′ bagged the second-place payout worth ₹21,015 (includes ₹4,335 in bounties).
Pranav ‘pkpok13’ Khandalkar (5th for ₹6,985), Anirban ‘nocluewho’ D Das (7th for ₹7,108), and Varun ‘wardev’ Devayya (9th for ₹2,605) also FT-ed the tourney.
Monday Blues ₹75K GTD – PokerDangal
Buy-in – ₹550
Entries – 78
Re-buys – 27
Prize Pool – ₹75,000
Places Paid – 17
Satyam ‘Joonjoon’ Joon shipped PokerDangal’s ₹75K GTD Monday Blues for ₹18,000. ‘Dwan007’ (2nd for ₹12,750) & Sujan ‘BENSTOKES07’ Basak (3rd for ₹9,000) secured podium finishes.
Quick Freeze PLO ₹10K GTD – Khelo365
Buy-in – ₹1,100
Entries – 25
Re-entries – 19
Prize Pool – ₹10,000
Places Paid – 5
Khelo365 user’ chinna9553′ took down the ₹10K GTD Quick Freeze PLO for ₹4,300.
This report was updated at 9 PM on 27.07.2021.
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