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Daily Majors: Agrawal, Madan, Choudhury & Chawla Rake in the Big Monday Scores

Arjunn Agrawal, Vishal Madan, Sagar Choudhury & Pranay Chawla - Daily Majors
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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly July 21, 2020
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The July edition of the 2020 India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) is now on the home stretch. With less than a week left for the series to conclude, the star attraction of the series, the ₹3 Crores GTD IOPC Main Event – The Crown, kicked off with the first of its eight starting flights. A plethora of other marquees events also played out last night. Let’s check out what went down!

 

Spartan Poker

The pièce de résistance of the IOPC July edition, the ₹3 Crores GTD IOPC Main Event – The Crown, is now underway. Sporting an ₹11,000 buy-in, the first starting flight of the mega event, Day 1A, drew in 515 contenders. Nearly five hours later, the field had dwindled down to 61 survivors who carried their stacks to Day 2. ‘HeroCaller’ grabbed onto the pole position with the biggest stack of 266,191. Sanat ‘avneed’ Mehrotra (255,416) and Deepak ‘chimpoo’ Bothra (241,310) were hot on his heels and rounded out the top three stacks.

The IOPC Main Event has eight starting flights that will continue till 5 PM on July 26. Day 2 is scheduled to commence at 10 PM on the same day. The player who ultimately wins the IOPC Main Event will not only receive a hefty payday but will also be adorned with a real-life majestic crown!

While the IOPC Main Event was the hot topic of conversation last night, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD IOPC Recharge also pulled in the big crowds on what is usually a slow Monday. The tourney collected a ₹22.06 Lakhs prize pool on the back of 1,103 entries. Though the event comfortably surpassed its guarantee, it fell 92 entries short of crossing last Monday’s attendance. Anonymous user ‘ro3bet’ topped the field yesterday, outlasting Arjunn ‘SirMucksAlot’ Agrawal (runner-up for ₹2.53 Lakhs) heads-up to claim the title and top prize worth ₹4.16 Lakhs.

The IOPC Edition of the ever-popular Destiny tournament, featuring a ₹10 Lakhs guarantee, also played out on Monday night. Garnering 501 entries, the event just about managed to surpass its guarantee by ₹2,000. Mystery user ‘deranzzdd’ took down the event for ₹1.77 Lakhs, following a four-way deal with ‘HerMess’ (runner-up for ₹1.51 Lakhs), ‘chotunitkat’ (3rd for ₹1.49 Lakhs) and ‘CyberPaapi’ (4th for ₹1.15 Lakhs).

The ₹7 Lakhs GTD IOPC#81 was one of the events that failed to meet its listed guarantee. After registering 229 entries, the event experienced an overlay of ₹13,000. Pranay ‘kabira speaking’ Chawla picked up his first-ever IOPC title in the event for ₹1.39 Lakhs, after a heads-up chop with ‘mmundhara1’ (runner-up for ₹1.07 Lakhs).

Site regular ‘FunkeyFox’ has been a dominating force throughout the IOPC July series. They started out by finishing runner-up in the IOPC#3 Monster Stack ₹5 Lakhs GTD on July 9, and then went on to win the IOPC#30 Monster Stack ₹5 Lakhs GTD on July 13, the IOPC#43 ₹6 Lakhs GTD on July 15 and the IOPC#59 Monster Stack₹5 Lakhs GTD on July 17. Yesterday, they added two more IOPC titles to their tally by taking down the IOPC#78 NLHE ₹6 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.11 Lakhs, and the IOPC#77 ₹4 Lakhs GTD for ₹67,711. The mystery user is currently placed #9 on the IOPC leaderboard with 7,029 points.

After 12 days of play, the IOPC Leaderboard rankings stand as follows:

RankPlayerPoints
1Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash11,247
2Deepak 'chimpoo' Bothra10,499
3Armitrage9,739
4bluffer9,580
5Siddarth 'PeterPunter' Singhvi9,116
6Sanat 'avneed' Mehrotra8,649
7Kunal 'TiltAtma' Patni7,080
8Siddharth 'schemer77' Karia7,032
9FunkeyFox7,029
10GODSENT6,838

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi’s Monday staple tourney, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Bout, saw 343 participants pay out the ₹2,750 buy-in. The slightly low turnout resulted in the site having to fill in an overlay of ₹1.42 Lakhs. The event continued for almost eight hours, and when the dust finally settled, ‘rhiotvaphi’ emerged as the victor, taking home ₹2.10 Lakhs in prize money.

Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury finished runner-up for ₹1.47 Lakhs. He had final tabled three marquee events on Sunday night. His biggest score had come in Spartan Poker’s IOPC Millionaire Legends (9th for ₹2.84 Lakhs), followed by PokerStars India’s Sunday Highroller (runner-up for ₹2.57 Lakhs) and PokerBaazi’s BSS Monster 6-Max (7th for ₹20,700). Choudhury is steadily inching towards the ₹4 Crores-mark in online winnings and presently boasts of ₹3.59 Crores in lifetime earnings.

 

Adda52

The only big-ticket tournament on Adda52 yesterday was the ₹10 Lakhs GTD APF Inception. Dragging in 307 entrants, the event suffered an overlay of ₹17,600. Vishal ‘IsnapUcry’ Madan and Deepak ‘Peacelover’ Singh battled it out for the top honors, and in the end, it was Madan who walked away with the title and ₹2.50 Lakhs up top. Singh had to contend with a second-place payout worth ₹1.51 Lakhs.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹7 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale also joined the list of events that were hit by the overlay storm. With a turnout of 275 entries, it fell ₹12,500 short of the break-even mark. ‘Karadia M’ championed the event for ₹1.38 Lakhs. A heads-up chop secured ‘Sahni1509,’ a runner-up payout of ₹68,888.

The other Monday winners were:

PlayerPrize MoneyEventPoker Site
Mansh333₹1,08,000APF Head Hunter ₹4 Lakhs GTDAdda52
faizal1506₹68,625APF Warm-Up ₹2.5 Lakhs GTDAdda52
FunkeyFox₹67,711IOPC#77 4 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
tarun121284₹60,000Monday MegaStack ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
[email protected]₹54,620The Classic Monday 2.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Himadri₹46,440Pocket Queens ₹2 Lakhs GTDPocket52
itsmehere₹46,000Pocket Lunch ₹2 Lakhs GTDPocket52
BHRIGU23₹45,304APF Tornado ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
daakudaddy₹44,102Night Rider - Monster Stack 2.50 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
noelpais₹42,656APF Buzz ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
hunterchikoo₹42,358APF Late Night DST ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
jaymelan₹34,500Pocket Dinner ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPocket52
Truelover2342₹34,420IMPS#71 Daily ₹2 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Nishant 'bluffmaster01' Chandna₹24,000Monday Blues ₹1 Lakh GTDPoker Dangal
Raskal₹6,800Grinder 2.0 NLHE ₹20K GTDKhelo365

 

IOPC Main Event – The Crown 3 Crores GTD Day 1A– Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹11,000

Entries – 334

Re-entries – 97

Re-buys – 84

Survivors – 61

The cynosure event of the ongoing IOPC series, the ₹3 Crores GTD IOPC Main Event – The Crown, kicked off yesterday with the first of its eight scheduled starting flights. Day 1A registered 515 entries,and by the time the day ended, only 61 players had chips left for Day 2.

Bagging the most massive stack of them all was HeroCaller’ (266,191), followed by Sanat ‘avneed’ Mehrotra (255,416), and Deepak ‘chimpoo’ Bothra (241,310) to round out the top three stacks at the end of Day 1A.

Rudramani ‘pokz’ Pokhrel (173,373) and Anish ‘cajufeni’ Juwarkar (168,560) featured among the top ten stacks of the day.

2nd in Chips Sanat Mehrotra
2nd in Chips Sanat Mehrotra

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. HeroCaller – 266,191
  2. Sanat ‘avneed’ Mehrotra – 255,416
  3. Deepak ‘chimpoo’ Bothra – 241,310
  4. bluffpolice – 216,053
  5. hook7 – 211,388
  6. NXTist – 208,180
  7. Rudramani ‘pokz’ Pokhrel – 173,373
  8. corona virus – 171,614
  9. HerMess – 168,764
  10. Anish ‘cajufeni’ Juwarkar – 168,560

 

IOPC#80 Recharge 20 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 556

Re-entries – 215

Re-buys – 332

Prize Pool – ₹22,06,000

Places Paid – 111

One of the IOPC marquees, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD IOPC#80 Recharge, logged in 1,103 entries who ponied up the ₹2,200 buy-in to accumulate a guarantee-smashing ₹22.06 Lakhs prize pool, and the top 111 finishers walked past the money line.

At the end of the grueling eight-hour grind, a mystery player ‘ro3bet’ topp ed the field and prevailed over Arjunn ‘SirMucksAlot’ Agrawal (runner-up for ₹2.53 Lakhs) heads-up to win ₹5.03 Lakhs.

Also featuring on the FT were known players like Ramji ‘bluffpolice123’ Kishore G (3rd for ₹1.80 Lakhs), Buhr ‘Riokid’ Advirkar (6th for ₹80,007), and Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (8th for ₹38,334).

Runner-up Arjunn Agrawal
Runner-up Arjunn Agrawal

 

Final Table Results

  1. ro3bet – ₹4,16,713
  2. Arjunn ‘SirMucksAlot’ Agrawal – ₹2,53,911
  3. Ramji ‘bluffpolice123’ Kishore G – ₹1,80,010
  4. TheKingmaker – ₹1,34,295
  5. deranzzdd – ₹1,07,653
  6. Buhr ‘Riokid’ Advirkar – ₹80,007
  7. jatsharkar – ₹58,459
  8. Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi – ₹38,334
  9. arnavsinghal – ₹31,546

 

APF Inception 10 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹3,500

Entries – 158

Re-entries – 149

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 34

The featured tourney on Day 4 of the Adda52 Poker Fest (APF), was the ₹10 Lakhs GTD APF Inception. It pulled in 307 entries to register a nominal ₹17,600 overlay.

Vishal ‘IsnapUcry’ Madan and Deepak ‘Peacelover’ Singh locked horns for the title. Eventually, Madan clinched the title for ₹2.50 Lakhs, while Singh had to settle for a runner-up payday worth ₹1.52 Lakhs.This was one of two FT finishes for Madan yesterday. He also placed eighth in PokerStars India`s Classic Monday for ₹7,096.

The final table included the likes of Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover (4th for ₹83,500), Young Gun Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia (5th for ₹57,500), Rudramani ‘rud1478’ Pokhrel (6th for ₹37,500), and Rohan ‘rohan142’ Soman (7th for ₹30,000).

Vishal Madan
Vishal Madan

 

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘IsnapUcry’ Madan – ₹2,50,000
  2. Deepak ‘Peacelover’ Singh – ₹1,51,500
  3. nahush – ₹1,10,000
  4. Surbhit ‘grovahova’ Grover – ₹83,500
  5. Siddharth ‘skaria1’ Karia – ₹57,500
  6. Rudramani ‘rud1478’ Pokhrel – ₹37,500
  7. Rohan ‘rohan142’ Soman – ₹30,000
  8. Naanu1985 – ₹25,000
  9. sagar1342 – ₹20,000

 

The Bout 10 Lakhs GTD – PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2750

Entries – 191

Re-entries – 152

Prize Pool – ₹10,00,000

Places Paid – 45

The 7.5 hours of battle concluded with ‘rhiotvaphi’ emerging as the champion in PokerBaazi’s Monday night prime-time tourney, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Bout. The mystery player denied online regular Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury (runner-up for ₹1.47 Lakhs) the title to win₹2.10 Lakhs.

The tourney had to fill in a massive overlay of ₹1.42 Lakhs on the back of a below-par turnout of 343 entries.

The known names on the FT included Rajesh Kumar ‘intervntion’ Shukla (3rd for ₹94,500), Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor (5th for ₹52,500), Ankit ‘bababakchod’ Kasat (7th for ₹35,000), and PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘flopCheck’ Arya (9th for ₹21,000).

Runner-up Sagar Choudhury
Runner-up Sagar Choudhury

 

Final Table Results

  1. rhiotvaphi – ₹2,10,000
  2. Sagar ‘sagarpupul’ Choudhury – ₹1,47,000
  3. Rajesh Kumar ‘intervntion’ Shukla – ₹94,500
  4. Openender – ₹70,000
  5. Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor – ₹52,500
  6. Steelbala – ₹42,000
  7. Ankit ‘bababakchod’ Kasat – ₹35,000
  8. sabur – ₹28,000
  9. Devvrat ‘flopCheck’ Arya – ₹21,000

 

IOPC#82 Destiny – IOPC Edition 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 233

Re-entries – 86

Re-buys – 182

Prize Pool – ₹10,02,000

Places Paid – 40

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#82 Destiny – IOPC Edition managed to break-even on the guarantee after bringing in 501 runners, and the top 40 places finished ITM.

Capturing the title was ‘deranzzdd’ who cut a four-way deal with ‘HerMess’ (runner-up for ₹1.51 Lakhs), ‘chotunitkat’ (3rd for ₹1.49 Lakhs) and ‘CyberPaapi’ (4th for ₹1.15 Lakhs) to collect ₹1.77 Lakhs.

Final Table Results

  1. deranzzdd – ₹1,77,317*
  2. HerMess – ₹1,51,937*
  3. chotunitkat – ₹1,49,182*
  4. CyberPaapi – ₹1,15,750*
  5. Ziigmund1 – ₹45,090
  6. VishalMaharaj – ₹33,108
  7. hellhell – ₹29,058
  8. NewMagician – ₹24,048
  9. cardshark91 – ₹19,038

*denotes four-way deal

 

IOPC#81 7 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 229

Prize Pool – ₹7,00,000

Places Paid – 31

Spartan Poker’s IOPC#81 offered a ₹7 Lakhs prize pool guarantee, however, even after 229 runners ponied up the ₹3,300 buy-in, the event fell ₹13,000 short of break-even.

2019 IPC ₹100K Highroller champion Pranay ‘kabira speaking’ Chawla got his hands on his first-ever IOPC title and ₹1.39 Lakhs in first-place prize money, after a heads-up deal with ‘mmundhara1’ (runner-up for ₹1.07 Lakhs).

Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish (3rd for ₹70,280), Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag (4th for ₹56,980), Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik (7th for ₹24,990), Badri ‘Dontwantbadbeat’ Narayan (8th for ₹18,270), and Arun ‘Rohini Sharma’ Karthik (9th for ₹15,120) posted FT scores.

Pranay Chawla
Pranay Chawla

 

Final Table Results

  1. Pranay ‘kabira speaking’ Chawla – ₹1,39,891*
  2. mmundhara1 – ₹1,07,838*
  3. Utkarsh ‘kidpokerNJ’ Vaish – ₹70,280
  4. Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag – ₹56,980
  5. kawar – ₹45,080
  6. InAutumn – ₹34,230
  7. Ashish ‘intrcptr101’ Kaushik – ₹24,990
  8. Badri ‘Dontwantbadbeat’ Narayan – ₹18,270
  9. Arun ‘Rohini Sharma’ Karthik – ₹15,120

*denotes heads-up deal

 

Battle Royale 7 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 151

Re-entries – 124

Total Prize Pool – ₹7,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹3,56,250

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹3,43,750

Places Paid – 47

The ₹7 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale suffered a nominal ₹12,500 overlay after logging in 275 entries, and the top 47 places got paid. It took almost seven and a half hours for the event to play down to a winner.

Coming out on top was ‘Karadia M,’ who netted ₹1.38 Lakhs in cash prize following a heads-up deal with ‘Sahni1509’ (runner-up for ₹68,888).

Final Table Results

  1. Karadia M – ₹1,38,230*
  2. Sahni1509 – ₹68,888*
  3. ijaydc – ₹41,076
  4. anujsharm572 – ₹43,118
  5. theoldestkid – ₹46,915
  6. Hushpoke – ₹19,097
  7. TSbutterchicken – ₹22,301
  8. ARYAN5** – ₹15,122
  9. shivaay24 – ₹22,167

*denotes heads-up deal

 

IOPC#78 NLHE 6 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 180

Re-entries – 50

Re-buys – 106

Prize Pool – ₹6,00,000

Places Paid – 31

The ₹6 Lakhs GTD IOPC#78 NLHE had 336 runners in the fray, all benefitting from the ₹96,000 overlay value added by the site.

After six hours and nine minutes of play, the afternoon tourney saw mystery crusher ‘FunkeyFox’ emerge as the champion and win ₹1.11 Lakhs following a three-way deal with Guruprasad ‘DONKAKING’ Gupta (runner-up for ₹90,640) and Dantes 29’ (3rd for ₹70,473).

The mystery user has been in tremendous form at the ongoing IOPC series and won back-to-back IOPC titles yesterday. The anonymous player shippedIOPC #77 NLHE for ₹67,711. This was the player’s fifth IOPC title at the series, that too,in the last eight days.

On July 13, he had won IOPC#30 Monster Stack for ₹1 Lakhs, on July 15, he had championed IOPC#43 (this same event) for ₹1.47 Lakhs, and on July 17 he won IOPC#59 Monster Stack for ₹1.15 Lakhs. The user is a former Millionaire champion with over ₹57 Lakhs in recorded winnings on the site and over₹14 Lakhs in profits.

Ankush ‘Armitrage’ Aryan (5th for ₹38,640), Deepak ‘chimpoo’ Bothra (6th for ₹29,340), and Phanindra ‘k9akkin’ Akkina (8th for ₹15,660) were the notable finalists.

Runner-up Guruprasad Gupta
Runner-up Guruprasad Gupta

 

Final Table Results

  1. FunkeyFox – ₹1,11,467*
  2. Guruprasad ‘DONKAKING’ Gupta – ₹90,640*
  3. Dantes 29 – ₹70,473*
  4. Bluecharm – ₹48,840
  5. Ankush ‘Armitrage’ Aryan – ₹38,640
  6. Deepak ‘chimpoo’ Bothra – ₹29,340
  7. MummyjiAap – ₹21,420
  8. Phanindra ‘k9akkin’ Akkina – ₹15,660
  9. asterix – ₹12,960

*denotes a three-way deal

 

Pocket Queens 2 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 134

Re-entries – 82

Prize Pool – ₹2,16,000

Places Paid – 45

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Queens on Pocket 52 accumulated a ₹2.16 Lakhs prize pool through 216 entries.

An unknown player ‘Himadri’ was the last one standing after defeating ‘Ladyking’ (runner-up for ₹28,620) heads-up. The winner walked away with a paycheque worth ₹46,440.

Harsh ‘Littleboy’ Raaj placed fourth for ₹15,660.

 

Pocket Lunch 2 Lakhs GTD –Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 105

Re-entries – 55

Prize Pool – ₹2,00,000

Places Paid – 27

The ₹2 Lakhs GTD Pocket Lunch on Pocket52 was taken down by itsmehere,’ who defeated ‘Faizalkhan’ heads-up to win ₹46,000. The latter earned ₹28,000 for their efforts.

The event registered an overlay of ₹40,000 from 160 entries.

 

Pocket Dinner 1.5 Lakhs GTD – Pocket52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 84

Re-entries – 49

Prize Pool – ₹1,50,000

Places Paid – 27

‘jaymelan’ championed Pocket52’s ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Pocket Dinner for ₹34,500. Site regular Gaurav ‘BIT00Poker’ Verma placed runner-up for ₹21,000.

Falling short by 17 entries, the event paid out 27 places.

 

Monday Blues 1 Lakh GTD – Poker Dangal

Buy-in – ₹385

Entries – 96

Re-buys – 103

Add-ons – 41

Prize Pool – ₹1,00,000

Places Paid – 15

The ₹1 Lakh GTD Monday Blues on Poker Dangal attracted 240 entries to register an overlay of ₹16,000. Nishant ‘bluffmaster01’ Chandna outlasted all of them, including his heads-up rival gauti1908’ (runner-up for ₹17,500) to win ₹24,000.

Aastik ‘Goforkill’ Bhatia (3rd for ₹12,750) and Saksham ‘Razorfish’ Sharma (8th for ₹3,250) posted FT finishes.

 

Grinder 2.0 NLHE20K GTD – Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹275

Entries – 38

Re-buys – 33

Prize Pool – ₹20,000

Places Paid – 8

After firing two bullets in the ₹20K GTD Grinder 2.0 NLHE, site regular ‘Raskal’ clinched the title and ₹6,800 in the first-place prize.

The event logged in a total of 71 entries, falling ₹2,250 short of the advertised guarantee.

 

This report was updated at 2 PM on 21.07.2020.

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