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Daily Majors: Piyush Jain Chops the ₹1.50 Cr GTD IOPC United Title With Amit Ajwani to Win ₹20.73 Lakhs

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis July 20, 2021
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With the 11th edition of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) underway, Mondays are no longer a dull affair. The biggest spectacle of the day was the ₹1.50 Crores IOPC United final table that saw the up-and-coming player Piyush Jain (cover image) overcome a star-studded final table to win his first IOPC Gold Badge and a seat at the IOPC Masters Table. He chopped the IOPC United title heads-up with well-known circuit regular Amit Ajwani (runner-up for ₹17.72 Lakhs), netting a ginormous ₹20.73 Lakhs payday!

Rajneesh Thakur was another standout winner who bagged two titles last night. The more prominent of the two was the IOPC#54 Monday Prime, and he also took down PokerBaazi’s PLO Boost Monster, netting ₹4.72 Lakhs overall. Rajesh Shukla finished runner-up for ₹2.69 Lakhs.

One of the IOPC leaderboard frontrunners, Young Gun Anuj Yadav, took down the IOPC#56 All Rounder for ₹2.31 Lakhs, while Vishal Yadav secured the top slot in PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹1.81 Lakhs.

Pranav Khandalkar, Praveen KR, Aditya Kumar Patodia, Sahil Babbar, and Shivam Jain were the other marquee winners!

Here are the Monday highlights!

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The second of the six marquee events at the ongoing IOPC July Edition, the ₹1.50 Crores IOPC United, played down to a champion yesterday. The 28-year-old Piyush ‘jacks_apart’ Jain took down his career-first IOPC Gold Badge along with a personal-best ₹20.72 Lakhs, following a heads-up deal with Amit ‘DoctorGTO’ Ajwani (runner-up for ₹17.72 Lakhs)!

Piyush Jain
Piyush Jain


The Bengaluru-based player had entered the final table with the fourth-largest stack, and it took him a little less than two hours to emerge as the IOPC United champion. This was Jain’s third title win of the year. He had previously won PokerBaazi’s Grinders #10 Holdem Boost on March 16 and PokerStars India’s Uppercut MAGIC Edition on May 7.

Talking about his win, Piyush Jain later said, “It feels great. This is one of my biggest victories. Before the final table, I studied the players and whom to go tight against. I was in the middle of the pack at the start. I am very happy with the results.”

Neeraj ‘Jannat52’ Kumar (3rd for ₹8.87 Lakhs), Suraj ‘GotNoChange31’ Todi (4th for ₹6.74 Lakhs), Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood (5th for ₹5.42 Lakhs), start-of-FT chip leader PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj (6th for ₹4.12 Lakhs), Usman ‘Witty.White’ Alam (7th for ₹3.04 Lakhs) and Sreekanth ‘GL1DE’ Narayan (8th for ₹2.34 Lakhs) were the other noteworthy names on the IOPC United final table.

Neeraj Kumar
Neeraj Kumar


Watch the final table action below with some insightful and engaging commentary from the IOPC United final table bubble boy Goonjan Mall, Poker Life India’s Raj Juneja, and IPC Director Peter Abraham.

Another of the IOPC headliners, the ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC Wanderer, commenced last night. The first of its eight starting flights, Day 1A, pulled in 665 entries, with only 69 players advancing to Day 2. Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala (322,014), ‘s@kuni_m@m@’ (274,734), and the annual leaderboard topper Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (270,145) bagged the top three stacks of the day.

Manish Lakhotia
Manish Lakhotia


The IOPC featured event of the day, the ₹22 Lakhs GTD IOPC#54 Monday Prime, was taken down by Rajneesh ‘samkap’ Thakur, who won a career-best ₹4.38 Lakhs for the outright win. Rajesh ‘ChivasRegal’ Shukla placed runner-up for ₹2.69 Lakhs.

Rajneesh Thakur
Rajneesh Thakur


Rajneesh Thakur ran deep in two more events last night. He won PokerBaazi’s PLO Boost Monster for ₹30,002 (heads-up deal) and finished 11th in the 6-Max Holdem BOOST DST for ₹3,732, raking in ₹4.72 Lakhs overall.

Rajneesh Thakur’s stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.09 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹31.41 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2021: #16

The former Millionaire champion, Young Gun Anuj ‘TitooTauji’ Yadav, won the ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#56 All Rounder for ₹2.31 Lakhs, while Rohit ‘Madmoney007’ Singh placed second for ₹1.46 Lakhs.

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav


Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar (Won ₹6.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#52 for ₹1.37 Lakhs) and ‘TheRealG’ (Won ₹6 Lakhs GTD IOPC#55 Monday Spotlight for ₹1.32 Lakhs) won the other IOPC Monday titles.

Pranav Khandalkar
Pranav Khandalkar


Following his victory run in IOPC#56 All Rounder, Anuj Yadav (8,192) has taken over the #1 position on the IOPC leaderboard standings, while Bhanu Prakash KC (7,990) has dropped down to the #2 spot. Meanwhile, Suraj N Yadav (6,457) has jumped up a spot to #3

IOPC July Edition Leaderboard Standings After Day 9

1Anuj 'tittoo Tauji' Yadav8,192
2Bhanu 'spectre' Prakash KC7,990
3Suraj 'MR.BEAST' N Yadav6,457
4Abhijeet 'TheSupremeone' Kumar6,183
5Abhishek 'MambaMentality' Goindi6,175
6Tanmay 'PlusEv' Benara5,583
7Neeraj 'Jannat52' Kumar5,284
8Aman 'KarmaPoker' Parakh5,084
9Anirban 'pokenoob' D Das4,962
10Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta4,945



Vishal ‘vishal0701’ Yadav raced past a field of 346 entrants in PokerBaazi’s ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show to pocket the most significant portion of the ₹8.65 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹1.81 Lakhs. ‘Sunnyahuja’ finished runner-up for ₹1.27 Lakhs.

Vishal Yadav
Vishal Yadav


A three-time former Turbo champion, Vishal Yadav now has ₹15.52 Lakhs in recorded earnings on PokerBaazi.

Last Wednesday’s La Luna champion Praveen ‘PinaWXD’ KR stormed to the top of the 217-entry field in the ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem Boost DST, banking a ₹51,060 top prize. Atul ‘atulkhurana’ Khurana received ₹35,827 for his runner-up finish. This was Praveen`s 26th tournament title of the year!

Praveen KR
Praveen KR


‘branthebroken’ (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD Night DST for ₹47,060), Sahil ‘illuminati777’ Babbar (Won ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Turbo for ₹45,000), and the IOPC#54 Monday Prime champion Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur (Won ₹1 Lakh GTD PLO Boost Monster for ₹30,002) won the other Monday marquees on PokerBaazi.


PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s Monday bonanza, the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale 7-Max, suffered a ₹77,500 overlay on the back of a turnout of 169 hopefuls. Last Tuesday’s Sixth Sense runner-up finisher ‘Sahni1509’ took down the event for ₹87,268 (includes ₹35,322 in bounties), just as ‘prabhat64’ placed second for ₹56,790 (includes ₹4,844 in bounties).

Poker streamer Shivam ‘cyflopse’ Jain won the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Deepstack for ₹43,160 (includes ₹25,654 in bounties) after besting Sandeep ‘goldypaji’ Malik heads-up. The latter bagged a second-place payout worth ₹21,959 (includes ₹4,453 in bounties). This was the second time Shivam Jain has won this event, taking his recorded online winnings to ₹22.72 Lakhs.

Shivam Jain
Shivam Jain


‘himanshu33’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,915), ‘betontheriverr’ (Won Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTD for ₹20,461), ‘vipdaredevil’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTD for ₹18,922), ‘rohhit2’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹11,241), and ‘TheBadBoy1996’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹10,632) won the other Monday events on PokerStars India.



The ₹8 Lakhs GTD Iron Man registered 337 entrants, falling a glaring ₹1.87 Lakhs short of its advertised guarantee. The former Godfather winner ‘sadhu16’ championed the event for ₹2 Lakhs, outlasting Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh (runner-up for ₹1.21 Lakhs) in the heads-up finale.

The ₹1,100 entry buy-in Voyager fared better than the Iron Man with an entry field of 306 runners ensuring the prize pool guarantee was comfortably met. Aditya Kumar ‘balls86’ Patodia won the event for ₹76,500 while ‘charuz’ finished runner-up for ₹46,359.

Sneha Moondra ‘Sneval’ Heda (Won ₹2 Lakhs GTD Nano DST for ₹51,738), Sanchit ‘Sanchitanand’ Anand (Won ₹1.35 Lakhs GTD Nano Siesta for ₹36,788), Sagar ‘sagar28389’ Gulati (Won ₹1.80 Lakhs GTD Nano Inception for ₹31,849), ‘jagoi’ (Won ₹1.2 Lakhs GTD Nano Monday Adda for ₹31,200), ‘shivamak47’ (Won ₹75K GTD Nano Crack Jack for ₹15,278), ‘Cardgamer’ (Won ₹35K GTD Nano PLO for ₹9,800) and ‘nehrasaab’ (Won ₹25K GTD Nano Battleship for ₹8,540) claimed the other flagship titles on Adda52.

Sneha Moondra Heda
Sneha Moondra Heda


The other Monday winners were:

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Aditya Kumar ‘balls86’ Patodia₹76,500Voyager ₹3 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sneha Moondra ‘Sneval’ Heda₹51,738Nano DST ₹2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Praveen 'PinaWXD' KR₹51,0606-Max Holdem Boost DST ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
branthebroken₹47,060Night DST ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
Sahil ‘illuminati777’ Babbar₹45,000Turbo ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Shivam 'cyflopse' Jain₹43,160Deepstack ₹1.75 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Sanchit ‘Sanchitanand’ Anand₹36,788Nano Siesta ₹1.35 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Sagar ‘sagar28389’ Gulati₹31,849Nano Inception ₹1.80 Lakhs GTDAdda52
jagoi₹31,200Nano Monday Adda ₹1.2 Lakhs GTDAdda52
himanshu33₹30,915Ultrasonic ₹1.5 Lakhs GTDPokerStars India
Rajneesh ‘msdhoni’ Thakur₹30,000PLO Boost Monster ₹1 Lakh GTDPokerBaazi
betontheriverr₹20,461Ultra KO 90% ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
vipdaredevil₹18,922Afternoon on Stars ₹60K GTDPokerStars India
Gaurav ‘BIT00Poker’ Verma₹18,000Monday Blues ₹75K GTDPokerDangal
shivamak47₹15,278Nano Crack Jack ₹75K GTDAdda52
rohhit2₹11,241Primetime Grind ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
TheBadBoy1996₹10,632Deepstack ₹50K GTDPokerStars India
Cardgamer₹9,800Nano PLO ₹35K GTDAdda52
nehrasaab₹8,540Nano Battleship ₹25K GTDAdda52
Christo91₹4,300Quick Freeze PLO ₹10K GTDKhelo365


IOPC United FT 1.50 Crore GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹5,500

Entries – 3,067

Prize Pool – ₹1,53,35,000

Places Paid – 383

IOPC United – the second marquee event at the ongoing IOPC edition, played down to a champion last night. Piyush ‘jacks_apart’ Jain, who started at the middle of the back on the FT, cut his way across the star-studded field to clinch the IOPC Gold Badge of Honor and a career-best ₹20.73 Lakhs. Jain chopped the top prize heads-up deal with Amit ‘DoctorGTO’ Ajwani, the latter bagging a personal-best ₹17.72 Lakhs for his runner-up finish.

All of 28 years old, Jodhpur-based Piyush Jain is a former Adda52 Millions Highroller champion. He had entered the final table fourth in chips and spun up early to an above-average stack. Jain played tight the first few orbits, and it was only about 30 minutes into play that he climbed up in contention after winning a massive pot again Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood. Jain soon dispatched the 2020 annual leaderboard topper in fifth place to take over a commanding chip lead, and he did not relinquish the advantage till the very end.

Piyush Jain eliminated the TLB chaser Neeraj ‘Jannat_52’ Kumar in third place en route to his heads-up match against Ajwani. The two finalists quickly shook hands on the deal, with Jain securing the title. The victory is not only a personal-best milestone for Jain, whose online winnings coming into this event stood at ₹36.87 Lakhs, but he also walked away with the single-largest payday at the IOPC so far while also securing himself a seat at the IOPC Masters Table!

The ₹5,500 entry buy-in event registered 3,067 entries across five starting flights, and the final eight players reconvened play at 5 PM. The final table took under 90 minutes to declare a champion.

The event was live-streamed and broadcasted across different channels, with Peter Abraham, Raj Juneja, and the IOPC United final table bubble boy Goonjan Mall commentating.

Recapping the FT action, the start of the day chip leader PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj lost a few pots early on to chip down. Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood had started with the second-biggest stack and soon took over the chip lead.

Sreekanth ‘GL1DE’ Narayan was the first player to fall after his ace-queen was outrun by Neeraj ‘Jannat52’ Kumar’s pocket fours.

Kumar claimed his second victim around 20 minutes later when Usman ‘Witty.White’ Alam jammed all-in preflop with jack-king. Kumar held pocket fives and called it off. A five on the window improved Kumar to a three-of-a-kind, eliminating Alam in seventh place.

Play continued for 18 minutes before the start-of-FT chip leader Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj lost a few crucial pots to become short-stacked. Gaurav Sood soon delivered the fatal blow to Bajaj. The hand in question saw Sood making an open with king-ten. Piyush Jain, who held ace-king folded, and Bajaj moved all-in with pocket jacks from the big blind. Sood called off with ace-king, and it was off to the races. Bajaj was eyeing a double up, but Sood spiked a king on the river, eliminating Bajaj in sixth place.

Five-handed, Sood held the chip lead, with Piyush Jain second in chips.

Piyush Jain lost a sizable pot to Sood but soon won it all back in one of the most interesting hands of the final table. Sood jammed on the river with and Jain called off with . Jain had hit a backdoor flush on the board and doubled up. He now held more chips than the rest of the final table combined.

The short-stacked Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood soon fell out in fifth place after his ace-four ran into Piyush Jain`s ace-jack.

Suraj Todi’s dismissal in fourth place by Neeraj Kumar set up the three-handed play. These three soon became two when Piyush Jain eliminated Neeraj ‘Jannat52’ Kumar in third place with his ace-king holding on against Kumar`s king-six.

With Kumar gone, Piyush Jain and Amit ‘DoctorGTO’ Ajwani chopped the remaining prize money. Jain, who was the chip leader at the time, took home the title, with Ajwani settling for a runner-up finish.

Runner-up Amit Ajwani
Runner-up Amit Ajwani


Final Table Results

  1. Piyush ‘jacks_apart’ Jain – ₹20,72,882*
  2. Amit ‘DoctorGTO’ Ajwani – ₹17,72,276*
  3. Neeraj ‘Jannat52’ Kumar – ₹8,87,451
  4. Suraj ‘GotNoChange31’ Todi – ₹6,74,908
  5. Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood – ₹5,42,414
  6. Vishal ‘CrownUpJr’ Bajaj – ₹4,12,066
  7. Usman ‘Witty.White’ Alam – ₹3,04,721
  8. Sreekanth ‘GL1DE’ Narayan – ₹2,34,180

*denotes heads-up deal


IOPC Wanderer Day 1A 35 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹880

Entries – 332

Re-entries – 69

Re-buys – 264

Survivors – 69

Another of the multi-flight headliners at the ongoing IOPC series, the ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC Wanderer, kicked off last night. Day 1A of the eight-flight event logged in 665 challengers, and only 69 players advanced through to Day 2.

The former Recharge champion Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala (322,014) bagged the day-end chip lead. Incidentally, Jariwala also made a deep run in the IOPC Monday Prime and fell out on the final table bubble in ninth place for ₹34,860.

The #1 ranked player of the year Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia (270,145), Nishkarsh ‘DesiKanye’ Madavi (200,097), and Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar (168,763) were others who made the top 10 chip counts.

The IOPC Wanderer has another seven starting flights to run and needs 4,375 entrants (total) to meet its listed guarantee.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Meet ‘gogobhai’ Jariwala – 322,014
  2. s@kuni_m@m@ – 274,734
  3. Manish ‘thekid’ Lakhotia – 270,145
  4. Nishkarsh ‘DesiKanye’ Madavi – 200,097
  5. Bukapintu – 199,867
  6. DONKT@RD – 191,416
  7. Armaan ‘space ace’ Kochhar – 168,763
  8. hercules0304 – 165,516
  9. Siddharth ‘champ-ak’ Pandey – 164,610
  10. I.II.I.lajaf – 161,743


IOPC#54 Monday Prime 22 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 510

Re-entries – 218

Re-buys – 434

Prize Pool – ₹23,24,000

Places Paid – 103

The featured IOPC event on Monday, the ₹22 Lakhs GTD IOPC#54 Monday Prime, found a worthy champion in Rajneesh ‘samkap’ Thakur, who clinched his first IOPC Gold Badge and a career-best ₹4.38 Lakhs. Rajesh ‘ChivasRegal’ Shukla finished runner-up for ₹2.69 Lakhs.

Rajneesh Thakur was clearly in the zone last night as he posted another two deep runs that included winning PokerBaazi’s PLO Boost Monster for ₹30,002.

The 8 PM flagship registered 1,162 entrants to collect a smashing ₹23.24 Lakhs prize pool. The event got in the books at 4:51 AM and paid out 103 places.

Saahib ‘Str8$$$Homey’ Bawa (3rd for ₹1.92 Lakhs), Dhaval ‘Ace of hearts’ Doshi (4th for ₹1.45 Lakhs), Aditya ‘Loosecannon’ Bahl (6th for ₹87,307), and Arman ‘ThandaBloke’ Khan (8th for ₹43,924) FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. Rajneesh ‘samkap’ Thakur – ₹438,464
  2. Rajesh ‘ChivasRegal’ Shukla – ₹269,352
  3. Saahib ‘Str8$$$Homey’ Bawa – ₹192,427
  4. Dhaval ‘Ace of hearts’ Doshi – ₹145,715
  5. Patrick13 – ₹114,266
  6. Aditya ‘Loosecannon’ Bahl – ₹87,307
  7. CashMeIfYouCan – ₹62,673
  8. Arman ‘ThandaBloke’ Khan – ₹43,924


IOPC#56 All Rounder 10 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹2,200

Entries – 265

Re-entries – 108

Re-buys – 224

Prize Pool – ₹11,94,000

Places Paid – 55

The ₹10 Lakhs GTD IOPC#56 All Rounder was taken down by the IOPC #34 Friday Prime champion, Young Gun Anuj ‘TitooTauji’ Yadav (opted out of our tracking), who bagged his second IOPC badge and ₹2.31 Lakhs in prize money. Rohit ‘Madmoney007’ Singh came second for ₹1.46 Lakhs.

The win has catapulted Anuj Yadav to the #1 spot on the ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC leaderboard rankings.

The ₹2,200 entry buy-in event registered 597 entries, surpassing its advertised guarantee by ₹1.94 Lakhs (an almost 20% surplus).

Deepak ‘FireDart’ J Ralliaram (3rd for ₹1.04 Lakhs), Kapil ‘1Legend91’ Sachdeva (4th for ₹85,849), Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk (5th for ₹67,939), and Suraj ‘MR.BEAST’ N Yadav (6th for ₹50,607) also FT-ed the tourney!

Final Table Results

  1. Anuj ‘TitooTauji’ Yadav – ₹2,31,636
  2. Rohit ‘Madmoney007’ Singh – ₹1,46,862
  3. Deepak ‘FireDart’ J Ralliaram – ₹1,04,456
  4. Kapil ‘1Legend91’ Sachdeva – ₹85,849
  5. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ Bk – ₹67,939
  6. Suraj ‘MR.BEAST’ N Yadav – ₹50,607
  7. AM1010 – ₹37,234
  8. denoi – ₹28,178


Iron Man 8 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹2,000

Entries – 187

Re-entries – 150

Prize Pool – ₹2,000

Places Paid – 34

Adda52`s Monday primetime event, the Iron Man, logged in 337 signups, filling in a significant ₹1.87 Lakhs in overlays. The event ended a little before 3 AM, with the former Godfather championsadhu16’ walking away with the title and ₹2 Lakhs in prize money. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh settled for a runner-up payday of ₹1.21 Lakhs, his best-recorded finish of the year.

The champion ‘sadhu16’ is currently sitting on a profit of ₹10.20 Lakhs on the site and has cashed for ₹22.17 Lakhs.

Mithun ‘Aghoraa’ (3rd for ₹88,000), Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna (4th for ₹66,800), Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha (5th for ₹46,000) and Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla (6th for ₹30,000) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. sadhu16 – ₹2,00,000
  2. Pradip ‘Nit2Donk’ Ghosh – ₹1,21,200
  3. Mithun ‘Aghoraa’ – ₹88,000
  4. Harsh ‘harsh1327’ Bubna – ₹66,800
  5. Vishal ‘Darky012’ Ojha – ₹46,000
  6. Pranay ‘setmeup’ Chawla – ₹30,000


The Big Show ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 175

Re-entries – 171

Prize Pool – ₹8,65,000

Places Paid – 45

The Big Show, featuring a ₹7.50 Lakhs prize pool guarantee, was the Monday showstopper on PokerBaazi. Kicking off at 8 PM, the ₹2,750 entry buy-in event brought in 346 entries, generating a ₹8.65 Lakhs prize pool.

The event culminated at 3:12 AM with Vishal ‘vishal0701’ Yadav coming out on top to win ₹1.82 Lakhs, taking his total winnings on PokerBaazi to ₹15.52 Lakhs. The user ‘Sunnyahuja’ finished runner-up for ₹1.27 Lakhs.

Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee (3rd for ₹81,743), one of the consistent NPS winners Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma (4th for ₹60,550), four-time Destiny champion Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora (5th for ₹45,413), last night`s IOPC#54 Monday Prime runner-up finisher Rajesh ‘intervntion’ Kumar Shukla (6th for ₹36,330), Radhika ‘Chiquita’ Shankar (7th for ₹30,275), and Raghav ‘rag123’ Saboo (8th for ₹24,220) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results

  1. Vishal ‘vishal0701’ Yadav – ₹1,81,650
  2. Sunnyahuja – ₹1,27,155
  3. Debneil ‘ChhotaDon’ Mukherjee – ₹81,743
  4. Kritagya ‘Kritagya_17’ Sharma – ₹60,550
  5. Nitin ‘philhermouth’ Arora – ₹45,413
  6. Rajesh ‘intervntion’ Kumar Shukla – ₹36,330
  7. Radhika ‘Chiquita’ Shankar – ₹30,275
  8. Raghav ‘rag123’ Saboo – ₹24,220


IOPC#52 6.50 Lakhs GTD – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹1,650

Entries – 190

Re-entries – 67

Re-buys – 158

Prize Pool – ₹6,50,000

Places Paid – 31

The former The Millionaire champion Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar took down the ₹6.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#52, picking up his second IOPC title and ₹1.37 Lakhs in prize money. Khandalkar had won his first IOPC title in IOPC #22 – Monster Stack last July for ₹1 Lakh.

This victory brought Khandalkar his 12th title of the year, and he made another four ITM finishes, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹3.32 Crores (₹74.13 Lakhs in net profits).

The ₹1,650 buy-in event logged in 415 entries, overlaying ₹27,500.

Kritika ‘bobdebuilder’ Sharma (2nd for ₹92,560), Shawn ‘LoopreviL’ Jose (3rd for ₹65,260), Deepak ‘Checktrap6’ G Jain (5th for ₹40,613), the #3 ranked player on the IOPC leaderboard Suraj ‘MR.BEAST’ N Yadav (7th for ₹23,205) and Akash ‘playboyarya’ Singla (8th for ₹15,718) also FT-ed the tourney.

Final Table Results

  1. Pranav ‘pranavpoker’ Khandalkar – ₹1,37,475
  2. Kritika ‘bobdebuilder’ Sharma – ₹92,560
  3. Shawn ‘LoopreviL’ Jose – ₹65,260
  4. jethalaal – ₹51,663
  5. Deepak ‘Checktrap6’ G Jain – ₹40,613
  6. Bhavandar – ₹31,785
  7. Suraj ‘MR.BEAST’ N Yadav – ₹23,205
  8. Akash ‘playboyarya’ Singla – ₹15,718


IOPC#55 Monday Spotlight 6 Lakhs GTD FO – Spartan Poker

Buy-in – ₹3,300

Entries – 190

Prize Pool – ₹6,00,000

Places Paid – 2

Online regular Gopal ‘TheRealG’ Bajaj clinched the IOPC Gold Badge in the ₹6 Lakhs GTD IOPC#55 Monday Spotlight FO to win ₹1.32 Lakhs. Prashanth ‘Anya Chalotra’ Sekar placed runner-up for ₹89,700.

The event registered 190 hopefuls, falling 10 entries short of its 200-player guarantee. The 9:30 PM event got in the books at 4:18 AM, and the top 27 places boarded the money bus.

Advait ‘GTfO18’ Rajguru (4th for ₹50,340), Madhab ‘madhabpal2017’ Pal (6th for ₹30,840), and Mayanl ‘Muckforvalue’ Maruka (7th for ₹22,440) also FT-ed the event.

Runner-up Prashanth Sekar
Runner-up Prashanth Sekar


Final Table Results

  1. Gopal ‘TheRealG’ Bajaj – ₹1,32,900
  2. Prashanth ‘Anya Chalotra’ Sekar – ₹89,700
  3. Bullslayer – ₹61,740n
  4. Advait ‘GTfO18’ Rajguru – ₹50,340
  5. Mangubansal – ₹40,140
  6. Madhab ‘madhabpal2017’ Pal – ₹30,840
  7. Mayanl ‘Muckforvalue’ Maruka – ₹22,440
  8. OfcourseOfcourse – ₹16,260


Battle Royale 7-Max 5 Lakhs GTD– PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹2,750

Entries – 103

Re-entries – 66

Total Prize Pool – ₹5,00,000

Regular Prize Pool – ₹2,88,750

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹2,11,250

Places Paid – 17

Last Tuesday’s Sixth Sense runner-up finisher ‘Sahni1509’ topped the 169-entry field in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale to win ₹87,268 (includes ₹35,322 in bounties). ‘prabhat64’ stood second for ₹56,790 (includes ₹4,844 in bounties).

The Battle Royale overlaid ₹77,500, and the top 17 places benefitted from the added value.

Parth ‘skilloverluck’ Aggarwal (4th for ₹32,857), Anmol ‘freak_weird0’ Agarwal (5th for ₹41,073), and Pranav ‘PranV’ Agrawal (6th for ₹17,590) also FT-ed the event.

Final Table Results (Includes Bounties)

  1. Sahni1509 – ₹87,268
  2. prabhat64 – ₹56,790
  3. amitabh009 – ₹52,899
  4. Parth ‘skilloverluck’ Aggarwal – ₹32,857
  5. Anmol ‘freak_weird0’ Agarwal – ₹41,073
  6. Pranav ‘PranV’ Agrawal – ₹17,590
  7. peeyush1956 – ₹12,808


Voyager 3 Lakhs GTD – Adda52

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 162

Re-entries – 144

Prize Pool – ₹3,06,000

Places Paid – 34

Unlike the Iron Man, the second Adda52 marquee, the Voyager, registered a guarantee-crushing 306 entrants, and 34 places got a piece of the ₹3.06 Lakhs prize pool.

Aditya Kumar ‘balls86’ Patodia proved the last player standing and won the top prize of ₹76,500, besting ‘charuz’ (runner-up for ₹46,359) to the finish line.

Aditya Patodia, who has won titles like The Ballers and the Big Slick, recorded his fifth title victory of the year last night, boosting his online tally to ₹62.26 Lakhs.

Yash ‘yosher’ Jain (5th for ₹17,595) and Ankita ‘ankumalik’ Ajay (6th for ₹7,650) also FT-ed the tourney.


Deepstack 1.75 Lakhs GTD – PokerStars India

Buy-in – ₹1,375

Entries – 96

Re-entries – 59

Total Prize Pool – ₹1,93,750

Regular Prize Pool – ₹96,875

Bounty Prize Pool – ₹96,875

Places Paid – 17

Shivam ‘cyflopse’ Jain overcame a guarantee-crushing 155-entry field to win PokerStars India’s ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack for ₹43,160 (includes ₹25,654 in bounties). Sandeep ‘goldypaji’ Malik finished runner-up for ₹21,959 (includes ₹4,453 in bounties).

Shivam Jain won this event for the second time last night. He had won it for the first in May. This victory was also Jain 11th title win for the year, boosting his lifetime tally to ₹22.72 Lakhs.

The final 17 players got paid, and among the few known runners on the FT was Gautam ‘BE@tTheF!sh’ Sachdeva (8th for ₹5,985) and Swapnil ‘pokpom1’ Patil (9th for ₹5,075).


6-Max Holdem Boost DST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD PokerBaazi

Buy-in – ₹1,100

Entries – 11

Re-entries – 100

Prize Pool – ₹2,17,000

Places Paid – 27

PokerBaazi’s ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Holdem BOOST logged in 217 participants, and the top 27 places took a bite out of the guarantee-smashing ₹2.17 Lakhs prize pool.

Last week`s La Luna champion Praveen’ PinaWXD’ KR was the last player standing and won his 26th title of the year and ₹51,060 in prize money. Atul ‘atulkhurana’ Khurana came second for ₹35,827.

Praveen KR scored another eight ITM finishes through the day, netting over ₹81K (cumulatively). He now has ₹43.17 Lakhs in lifetime online winnings.

The former AOPS Main Event champion Faiz ‘AilaGaya’ Alam placed third for ₹23,045.


Monday Blues 75K GTD – PokerDangal

Buy-in – ₹550

Entries – 80

Rebuys – 26

Prize Pool – ₹75,000

Places Paid – 17

Gaurav ‘BIT00Poker’ Verma took down PokerDangal’s ₹75K GTD Monday Blues for ₹18,000, beating ‘Royalcup38’ (2nd for ₹12,750) heads-up.

Ajit ‘ace_bob’ Singh Arora (4th for 6,750) and Anjan ‘electron’ Ghosh (5th for 5250) also FT-ed the event.


Quick Freeze PLO ₹10K GTD Khelo365

Buy-in – ₹220

Entries – 25

Re-entries – 16

Prize Pool – ₹10,000

Places Paid – 5

Christo91’ shipped Khelo365’s ₹10K GTD Quick Freeze for ₹4,300.


This report was updated at 8 PM on 20.7.2021.

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