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Daily Majors: Deepak Raina Champions IOPC #57 – High Roller For Career-Best ₹20.65 Lakhs Following a 3-Way Deal With Harshad Barve & Jyoti Ranjan Nayak

Deepak Raina, Harshad Barve, Jyoti Ranjan Nayak
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  • RUPAM THAKUR June 10, 2022
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It was another action-driven day on the virtual felts, with Spartan Poker’s biggest-ever IOPC June 2022, and PokerBaazi’s first-ever 1100 THC setting the stage for a blockbuster Thursday. Spearheading the day`s proceedings was the second eight-figure guaranteed event on the IOPC schedule, the 1 Crore GTD IOPC #57 – High Roller that had the virtual felts buzzing with excitement.

The DPTXpress March 2020 – Main Event champion Deepak Raina came out all guns blazing last night as he made the victory run in the Thursday headliner, Spartan Poker`s IOPC #57 – High Roller, to collect a career-best 20.65 Lakhs. He struck a three-way deal with the IOPC July 2021 – Blaze of Glory champion Harshad Barve (2nd for 16.12 Lakhs) and Jyoti Ranjan Nayak (3rd for a career-best 15.83 Lakhs).

Young Gun Sahil Chutani went on a tear last night, picking up two flagship tournaments and making another two deep runs for an impressive 9.10 Lakhs overall. He won Adda52’s Godfather for 6.07 Lakhs & Spartan Poker’s IOPC #59 – All Rounder for 2.20 Lakhs, crossing 5 Crores in tracked online winnings!

The IOPC January 2021 – The Crown finalist, Saurabh Jain, championed Spartan Poker’s IOPC #56 – Thursday Prime for 8.12 Lakhs pipping site reg ‘borntrouble’ (anonymity requested) (2nd for 4.97 Lakhs) in the heads-up play.

Last month’s BTH Main Event runner-up Vishal Tulsyan took down PokerBaazi’s The Summit for the second time last night for 4.75 Lakhs, while Young Gun Kanchan Sharma finished runner-up for 3.34 Lakhs.

Arguably the biggest success story at the ongoing IOPC, Dinesh Singh became the first player to win three titles at the series as he championed Spartan Poker`s IOPC #58 – Thursday Spotlight for a career-best 3.95 Lakhs, storming his way back to the top of the 1 Crore-added IOPC June 2022 leaderboard standings. Abhishek Chaurasia finished runner-up for 2.49 Lakhs.

Muthukumar Rajagopalan came out on top in PokerBaazi’s THC#48 Superstack to collect 2.29 Lakhs. Arshia Mehta added 1.60 Lakhs in second place.

Ashwin Vijay took down MPL Poker’s Thursday Smash for 1.80 Lakhs after beating Kentab Ali (2nd for 1.20 Lakhs) heads-up.

Abhimanyu Mittal, Gopal Bajaj, Kashish Gupta, Devbrat Rout, Vinayak Bajaj, Snehil Aggarwal, Varun Meena, Dhananjay Kumar Sinha, Vijay Pandit, Manav Gehe, Laxmi Narayan, and Md Nazim won the other Thursday marquees.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

 

Spartan Poker

Day 8 of the guarantee-crushing IOPC June 2022 had nine events running, and eight of them played down to a winner.

IOPC #57 – High Roller (6-Max) – 1 Crore GTD

Buy-in – 55,000

Entries – 146

Re-entries – 36

Rebuys – 40

Prize Pool – 1,11,00,000

Places Paid – 27

Headlining the Thursday schedule across sites was the second eight-figure guaranteed event on the IOPC schedule, the 1 Crore GTD IOPC #57 – High Roller (6-Max). The 55,000 buy-in event brought in a reg-laden field of 222 entries (146 unique, 36 re-entries, and 40 rebuys) that generated a very appetizing 1.11 Crores prize pool.

The DPTXpress March 2020 – Main Event champion Deepak ‘ogre’ Raina overcame them all to win his first IOPC title and a career-best 20.65 Lakhs (over 3X more than his previous best score). He struck a three-way deal with the IOPC July 2021 – Blaze of Glory champion Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve (2nd for 16.12 Lakhs) and Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak (3rd for a career-best 15.83 Lakhs) – the two other players who made away with over 1 Million each last night.

Deepak Raina, who is not a very active online player, bagged his first recorded online title in over 43 months. His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 87.02 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 42.72 Lakhs | Annual Winnings: 30.15 Lakhs| Titles Won in 2022: #1

The High Roller runner-up finisher Harshad Barve belted out another four ITM finishes, pocketing 16.68 Lakhs (overall). His Thursday finishes include:

Harshad Barve
Harshad Barve

 

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #57 – High Roller for 16.12 Lakhs

> 12th in Adda52’s Godfather for 25,300

> 54th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #56 – Thursday Prime for 15,866

> 28th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #58 – Thursday Spotlight for 12,871

> 198th in PokerBaazi’s THC#48 Superstack for 1,950

Harshad Barve’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 3.40 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 40.85 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #1 | Annual Winnings: 77.65 Lakh

‘EK10’ (4th for 9.31 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh (4th for 7.43 Lakhs), and ‘badreg28’ (4th for 5.71 Lakhs) also FT-ed the IOPC #57 – High Roller.

PokerGuru Staking head & WSOP bracelet winner Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved bubbled the FT (7th for 4.15 Lakhs), while his stablemates PokerGuru Ambassadors Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (8th 3.01 Lakhs), Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (9th for 2.49 Lakhs), and Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (16th for 1.50 Lakhs) made ITM finishes.

Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall (10th for 2.11 Lakhs), IOPC June 2022 – Blaze champion Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare (12th for 1.83 Lakhs), Karan ‘Junior-KK’ Kapur (15th for 1.67 Lakhs), Young Gun Sanat ‘orhem3001’ Mehrotra (17th for 1.50 Lakhs), Sumit ‘Toin Coss’ Sapra (19th for 1.33 Lakhs), Srihari ‘bangbang99’ Bang (21st for 1.22 Lakhs), Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (24th for 1.11 Lakhs), Rubin ‘OMG_s1mple’ Labroo (25th for 1.1 Lakhs), Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (26th for 1.11 Lakhs), and Jasven ‘katsuo06’ Saigal (27th for 1.11 Lakhs) were among the 27 players who made the money line.

Deepak Raina
Deepak Raina

 

Final Table Results

  1. Deepak ‘ogre’ Raina – 20,65,416*
  2. Harshad ‘Epic Whale’ Barve – 16,11,568*
  3. Jyoti ‘joey114114’ Ranjan Nayak – 15,83,306*
  4. EK10 – 9,31,290
  5. Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh – 7,42,590
  6. badreg28 – 5,70,540

*denotes a three-way deal

 

IOPC #56 – Thursday Prime – 38 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 4,400

Entries – 488

Re-entries – 214

Rebuys – 370

Total Prize Pool – 42,88,000

Places Paid – 103

The IOPC January 2021 – The Crown finalist, Saurabh ‘Beast555’ Jain, traversed the 1,072 entry-field in Spartan Poker`s 38 Lakhs GTD IOPC #56 – Thursday Prime, winning his first IOPC title and 8.12 Lakhs in prize money. Site reg ‘borntrouble’ (anonymity requested) collected 4.97 Lakhs in second place.

Saurabh Jain’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 38.27 Lakhs | Site Profits: 22.19 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #2

Final Table Results

  1. Saurabh ‘Beast555’ Jain – 8,12,147
  2. borntrouble – 4,96,979
  3. Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare – 3,55,046
  4. Kritagya ‘muckitfcukit’ Sharma – 2,68,858
  5. Ravindra ‘wormhole’ Arikeri – 2,13,971
  6. Unnikrishnan ‘swimminwdafishies’ Nair – 1,64,230
  7. Vivek ‘Kill Ivey’ Bajaj – 1,18,778
  8. Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani – 81,043

 

IOPC #58 – Thursday Spotlight – 20 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 3,300

Entries – 352

Re-entries – 82

Rebuys – 247

Total Prize Pool – 20,43,000

Places Paid – 63

Dinesh ‘$Lucky Guy$’ Singh became the first player to win three titles in the ongoing IOPC series! And he won the last of them in the 20 Lakhs GTD IOPC #58 – Thursday Spotlight last night for a career-best 3.95 Lakhs. Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Chaurasia placed runner-up for 2.49 Lakhs.

Dinesh Singh cashed another three IOPC marquees, netting 4.13 Lakhs (overall) and enough TLB points to storm his way back to the #1 position in the 1 Crore added IOPC series leaderboard standings. Last night`s rush saw him crossing 50 Lakhs in tracked winnings on Spartan Poker.

His Thursday finishes on Spartan Poker include:

> 1st in IOPC #58 – Thursday Spotlight for 3.95 Lakhs

> 72nd in IOPC #56 – Thursday Prime for 12,435

> 64th in IOPC #55 – Monster Stack for 2,906

> 53rd in IOPC #52 – PKO for 2,320

Dinesh Singh’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 51.27 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #3

Dinesh Singh
Dinesh Singh

 

Final Table Results

  1. Dinesh ‘$Lucky Guy$’ Singh – 3,95,321
  2. Abhishek ‘Bittur’ Chaurasia – 2,49,246
  3. BlindMan’sBluff – 1,78,763
  4. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – 1,41,989
  5. priya21 – 1,11,344
  6. Deepankur ‘AngryPitbull’ Gupta – 87,236
  7. Aditya ‘Aara_rara_ra’ Kesharwani – 65,580
  8. LIVETODIEANOTHERDAY – 46,580

 

IOPC #59 – All Rounder (Monster Stack) – 11 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 401

Re-entries – 123

Rebuys – 236

Prize Pool – 11,40,000

Places Paid – 71

Displaying the same unbeaten form as he did at IOPC Jan 2022, Young Gun Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani went on a tear last night – winning two flagship tournaments – Spartan Poker’s 11 Lakhs GTD IOPC #59 – All Rounder (Monster Stack) and Adda52’s Godfather. He cashed another two events for an impressive 9.10 Lakhs overall!

Sahil Chutani won the IOPC #59 – All Rounder (Monster Stack) for 2.20 Lakhs, booking the sixth seat on the 6 Lakhs GTD IOPC – All-Rounder SnG. This was the IOPC High Roller and IOPC Legends defending champion’s career-fourth IOPC title. Chutani’s smashing Thursday run has pushed him back into the top 10 of the annual leaderboard while propelling him into the elite 5 Crore Club.”

Sahil Chutani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.01 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.63 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #7 | Annual Winnings: 1.43 Crores | Moves to #8 in the 2022 Leaderboard Standings (Total Cashes) | Finished #2 in the IOPC June 2022 Daily Leaderboard (25K in Bonus Money)

Sahil Chutani
Sahil Chutani

 

Final Table Results

  1. Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani – 2,20,020
  2. Puneet ‘potpoker’ Mishra – 1,38,624
  3. Sanchit ‘scofield1210’ Nag – 99,294
  4. PradhanLi – 78,204
  5. Balthazar – 61,446
  6. Sahil ‘Captain Falcon’ Mahboobani – 47,994
  7. haristo – 35,255
  8. Rohit ‘Madmoney007’ Singh – 25,194

 

IOPC #55 – Monster Stack – 8.50 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 880

Entries – 565

Re-entries – 158

Rebuys – 412

Prize Pool – 9,08,000

Places Paid – 103

The 8.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC #55 – Monster Stack logged in 1,135 entries, posting a guarantee-crushing 9.08 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘hutu001’ was the last player standing and won the title for 1.72 Lakhs, relegating Abhiroop ‘Ron007’ Gupta (2nd for 1.05 Lakhs) to a runner-up finish.

‘hutu001’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: 28.42 Lakhs | Site Profits: 467

Abhiroop Gupta
Abhiroop Gupta

 

Final Table Results

  1. hutu001 – 1,71,975
  2. Abhiroop ‘Ron007’ Gupta – 1,05,237
  3. Vikram ‘swingtrader’ Ved Batra – 75,182
  4. Bhanu ‘MafiaGaming’ Prakash KC – 56,348
  5. frostbyte28 – 44,726
  6. Isildur2108 – 34,193
  7. Vinayak ‘firehaimai’ Bajaj – 25,152
  8. Rajat ‘NoPrisoners’ Sharma – 17,161

 

IOPC #53 – 6.75 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,650

Entries – 203

Re-entries – 59

Rebuys – 167

Prize Pool – 6,75,000

Places Paid – 39

The upcoming poker star Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj won the 6.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC #53 for 1.06 Lakhs, picking up his second title at the series. He struck a heads-up deal with ‘abhighosh31‘ (2nd for 1.02 Lakhs).

Bajaj won IOPC #34 three days ago. Yesterday, he made another four ITM runs, collectively adding 1.58 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 1.92 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 51.44 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #13

Gopal Bajaj
Gopal Bajaj

 

Final Table Results

  1. Gopal ‘Mamacita’ Bajaj – 1,06,283*
  2. abhighosh31 – 1,02,314*
  3. Meshuggee4 – 82,531
  4. NikhilSegel – 51,889
  5. Roshan ‘roshanthefish’ Gurbuxani – 41,648
  6. WhatIffGawd – 30,289
  7. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta – 21,919
  8. Anurag ‘CultOfPersonality’ Srivastava – 17,010

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

IOPC Wanderer – 40 Lakhs GTD – Day 1D

> Day 1D: Entries – 267 | Re-entries – 37 | Rebuys – TBA | Survivors – 54 | Chip Leader: Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora (327,316)

Combined: Entries – 1,328 | Re-entries – 154 | Rebuys – TBA | Survivors – 231 | Overall Chip Leader: Anish ‘TheProtagonist’ Arora (327,316)

‘BoomBoom01’ (Won IOPC #54 4.50 Lakhs GTD for 87,705) and Varun ‘buffalosoldier’ Meena (Won IOPC #52 PKO 4.50 Lakhs GTD for 74,885) won the other IOPC titles yesterday.

Dinesh ‘$Lucky Guy$’ Singh (8,660 TLB points) has stormed back into the lead in the 1 Crore-added IOPC leaderboard race after winning IOPC #58 – Thursday Spotlight for his third title at the series. Mohit ‘thejoker’ Mehta (7,947 TLB points) has stumbled down to #2, with the three-time IOPC leaderboard crusher Bhanu ‘MafiaGaming’ Prakash KC (7,617 TLB points) currently ranked #3 in his chase for a record-extending third IOPC leaderboard win.

IOPC June 2022 Leaderboard Standings After Day 8

RankPlayerPoints
1Dinesh '$Lucky Guy$' Singh8,660
2Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta7,947
3Bhanu 'MafiaGaming' Prakash KC7,617
4Ashish 'X--factor' Pareek7,375
5Vinay 'BeepBeepImaJeep' Rajpal7,241
6Anurag 'CultOfPersonality' Srivastava6,767
7Arjanveer 'bazzingaa' Singh Chadha5,655
8Varun 'buffalosoldier' Meena5,584
9Anuj 'tittooTauji' Yadav5,074
9Aniket 'TakingSouls' Waghmare4,858

 

PokerBaazi

The Summit – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 8,250

Entries – 144

Re-entries – 143

Prize Pool – 21,52,000

Places Paid – 36

PokerBaazi’s The Summit made its scheduled Thursday run with 287 hopefuls signing up to play. Outlasting them all was long-time circuit regular and last month’s BTH Main Event runner-up finisher Vishal ‘dilbaghsingh’ Tulsyan, who won the Thursday headliner for the second time last night for 4.75 Lakhs. Young Gun Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma finished runner-up for 3.34 Lakhs.

Vishal Tulsyan’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 5.31 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.13 Crores | Titles Won in 2022: #6 | Annual Winnings: 1.05 Crores

Kanchan Sharma made another four ITM finishes, whipping up over 3.60 Lakhs in Thursday winnings. Her online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 5.45 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 2.17 Crores | Annual Winnings: 1.22 Crores

Vishal Tulsyan
Vishal Tulsyan

 

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘dilbaghsingh’ Tulsyan – 4,75,487
  2. Kanchan ‘Kanchansharma’ Sharma – 3,33,638
  3. Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – 2,14,604
  4. Mayank ‘Newsolidcash’ Maruka – 1,58,855
  5. kapz – 1,19,249
  6. Myron ‘priyankAAchoprAA’ Pereira – 95,356
  7. Ujjwal ‘Mr_Robot’ Narwal – 79,212

 

THC#48 Superstack – 15 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 692

Re-entries – 733

Prize Pool – 15,00,000

Places Paid – 239

The former BSS SuperStack winner, Muthukumar ‘hero1965’ Rajagopalan, outplayed a vast 1,425 entry field in PokerBaazi`s THC headliner last night, 15 Lakhs GTD THC#48 Superstack, to collect 2.29 Lakhs (his best finish of the year). Arshia ‘FlowerMama9’ Mehta settled for a runner-up payday worth 1.60 Lakhs.

The 1,100 buy-in event ran from 7 PM to 4.47 AM and filled in 75,000 in overlays.

Muthukumar Rajagopalan
Muthukumar Rajagopalan

 

Final Table Results

  1. Muthukumar ‘hero1965’ Rajagopalan – 2,29,500
  2. Arshia ‘FlowerMama9’ Mehta – 1,60,200
  3. Vikhyat ‘supersaiyan57’ Ahlawat – 1,11,450
  4. Achintya ‘achu0614’ Acharya – 77,700
  5. Abhiroop ‘Daniel90’ Gupta – 54,150
  6. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – 37,650
  7. Vinay ‘keechad’ Verma – 26,250
  8. Raman ‘Ranzoo9’ Arora – 18,300

 

THC#50 Monsterstack – 8 Lakhs GTD

Buy-in – 1,100

Entries – 539

Re-entries – 436

Prize Pool – 9,75,000

Places Paid – 161

PokerBaazi loyalist Kashish ‘kashish007’ Gupta made the victory march in the 8 Lakhs GTD THC#50 Monsterstack, netting 1.40 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Yash ‘Riraizer’ Chitre (2nd for 1.30 Lakhs).

Kashish Gupta cashed another two THC marquees and made Day 2 of the THC Mini Main Event. His Thursday winnings stood at 1.45 Lakhs (overall). His PokerBaazi stats: Lifetime Winnings: 36.42 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 4.81 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4