Daily Majors: Sahil Chutani Wins IOPC #49 – High Roller For Career-Best ₹23.20 Lakhs, Chops the Title Heads-Up With Amit Gehani

Sahil Chutani, Amit Gehani
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  • RUPAM THAKUR January 28, 2022
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The ongoing 30 Crores GTD IOPC January 2022 edition set the stage for an action-driven Thursday, and the ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC #49 – High Roller had the virtual felts buzzing with excitement.

Young Gun Sahil Chutani came out all guns blazing last night as he won the IOPC #49 – High Roller on Spartan Poker for a career-best ₹23.20 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with former IOPC Legends winner Amit Gehani (2nd for ₹21.13 Lakhs).

The user ‘Sami5’ championed IOPC #48 – Thursday Prime for a site-best ₹7.71 Lakhs and pipped WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer (2nd for ₹4.80 Lakhs) in the heads-up play. Iyer also placed third in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹2.53 Lakhs, collectively adding ₹7.33 Lakhs.

Sagar C won the Godfather for the second time for ₹5.60 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with mrscaryking’ (2nd for ₹4.50 Lakhs).

Armaan Kochhar took down PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹5.29 Lakhs. Young Gun Sanat Mehrotra came second for ₹3.71 Lakhs.

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh won the IOPC #50 – Thursday Spotlight for his fifth career IOPC title and ₹3.50 Lakhs in prize money. He chopped the top prize heads-up with Romit Advani (2nd for ₹3.38 Lakhs). The #3 ranked player of 2021, Singh added another ₹1.53 Lakhs from his third-place finish in PokerStars India’s Highroller, winning ₹5.04 Lakhs collectively.

PokerStars India’s user ‘Monkey D. Wolfy’ shipped the Highroller for ₹2.57 Lakhs. The first player to win three titles at the ongoing IOPC series, Young Gun Karan Radia, collected ₹1.98 Lakhs in second place.

The former Sunday Superstack third-place finisher Madhab Pal won his second career IOPC title in IOPC #51 – All Rounder Monster Stack for ₹2.34 Lakhs. Aryan Singh finished runner-up for ₹1.93 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

IOPC #40 champion Saahib Bawa was the last player standing in IOPC #47 – Monster Stack and won ₹1.61 Lakhs, bagging his second IOPC title on consecutive days. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B placed runner-up for ₹99,989.

Tanmay Benara won the Sprint 7-Max on PokerBaazi`s for the third time last night for ₹1.46 Lakhs after besting Raman Arora (2nd for ₹1.02 Lakhs) heads-up

Chirag Sodha conquered Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹1.43 Lakhs.

Himanshu Chhikara championed IOPC #46 for ₹1.03 Lakhs following a four-way deal with the IOPC #24 – Blaze runner-up finisher Amit Kaushik (2nd for ₹84,446), ‘FadeOrHoldz’ (3rd for ₹81,756), and ‘Sammyy’ (4th for ₹81,301).

The IOPC – “Crusher of the Day” Saransh Garg, Sandeep Singh Kohli, Shekhar Singh, and Aditya Kulkarni won the other marquee events.

Here are the Thursday highlights!

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The guarantee-crushing IOPC January Edition had eight marquee events on the Thursday schedule, and seven of them played down to a winner.

The day`s biggest draw was the second eight-figure guaranteed event of the series, the ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC #49 – High Roller. The ₹55,000 buy-in event registered 239 contenders (145 unique, 57 re-entries, and 37 rebuys), collecting a hefty ₹1.19 Crores prize pool. After nine hours of play, Young Gun Sahil ‘$lim$hady19’ Chutani came out on top to win a career-best ₹23.20 Lakhs and his second career IOPC title. He chopped the top prize heads-up with IOPC Legends winner Amit ‘Kavipri’ Gehani (2nd for ₹21.13 Lakhs).

Sahil Chuttani
Sahil Chuttani

 

The former IOPC Destiny winner Sahil Chutani also placed 53rd in IOPC #51 – All Rounder for ₹6,084, collectively earning ₹23.26 Lakhs. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.89 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.89 Crores

The three-time The Millionaire-winning Young Gun, Anuj ‘tittooTauji’ Yadav, came third in IOPC #49 – High Roller for ₹12.30 Lakhs, storming his way to the top of the monthly/annual leaderboard standings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.92 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.07 Crores

Anuj Yadav
Anuj Yadav

 

The ranked #1 player of 2020 & 2021, Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood, FT-ed two events, cumulatively winning ₹7.47 Lakhs.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

His FT finishes include:

> 6th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #49 – High Roller for ₹6.14 Lakhs

> 5th PokerBaazi’s The Summit for ₹1.33 Lakhs

Gaurav Sood’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹11.50 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹5.94 Crores

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ Ahuja (4th for ₹10.03 Lakhs), Nitesh ‘KATIYAR11’ Katiyar (5th for ₹7.99 Lakhs) also FT-ed IOPC #49 – High Roller.

Mohammad ‘Cupid stunt’ Azhar (7th for ₹4.47 Lakhs), Kunal ‘SoormaBhopali’ Patni (8th for ₹3.24 Lakhs), Arun ‘vazharmorghulis’ Sriram (9th for ₹2.68 Lakhs), Myron ‘mehhhhh’ Pereira (10th for ₹2.27 Lakhs), Akshay ‘AustralianAccountant’ Kapoor (11th for ₹2.27 Lakhs), Kanishka ‘wengerunclegend’ Upreti (12th for ₹1.97 Lakhs), Aditya ‘konstantinn’ Singh (13th for ₹1.97 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish ‘Donkey 07’ Munot (14th for ₹1.79 Lakhs), Sriharsha ‘Sygrayem’ Doddapaneni (15th for ₹1.79 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (16th for ₹1.61 Lakhs), Dhaval ‘ElegantlyWasted’ Mudgal (17th for ₹1.61 Lakhs), Sahil ‘Captain Falcon’ Mahboobani (18th for ₹1.43 Lakhs), Akshit ‘takemymoney’ Kohal (21st for ₹1.31 Lakhs), Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (23rd for ₹1.31 Lakhs), Karan ‘Junior-KK’ Kapur (24th for ₹1.19 Lakhs), Shardul ‘Caribbean Flex’ Parthasarathi (25th for ₹1.19 Lakhs), Aniket ‘TakingSouls’ Waghmare (27th for ₹1.19 Lakhs) were among the 27 finalists who made the money line.

The ₹35 Lakhs GTD IOPC #48 – Thursday Prime was taken down by Spartan Poker user ‘Sami5,’ who traversed the 1,007 entry-field to collect a site-best ₹7.71 Lakhs. India`s first WSOP solo bracelet winner Abhinav ‘hightr0ller’ Iyer placed runner-up for ₹4.80 Lakhs.

Runner-up Abhinav Iyer
Runner-up Abhinav Iyer

 

‘Sami5’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹12.65 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹1.95 Lakhs

In a re-run of his breakout run from last Thursday, the former APT Online India – Super Highroller champion, Abhinav Iyer, posted two podium scores for a cumulative ₹7.33 Lakhs.

His ITM finishes include:

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #48 – Thursday Prime for ₹4.80 Lakhs

> 3rd in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹2.53 Lakhs

Abhinav Iyer’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.71 Crores | Lifetime Profits:₹2.02 Crores

Vidwath ‘QU@NTUM’ Shetty (4th for ₹2.66 Lakhs), Vaibhav ‘Godfather10’ Sharma (5th for ₹2.09 Lakhs), Young Gun Ujjwal ‘Lord Hendrix’ Narwal (6th for ₹1.64 Lakhs), Prashant ‘CALANY’ Suda (7th for ₹1.21 Lakhs), and Ashwin ‘A116’ Vijay (8th for ₹83,380) also FT-ed IOPC #48 – Thrusday Prime.

The ₹18 Lakhs GTD IOPC #50 – Thursday Spotlight registered a 730-entry field, leading to a prize pool collection of ₹21.90 Lakhs. The #3 ranked player of 2021, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh ‘LuckyBhai$’ Pal Singh, outlasted them all to win his first title at the ongoing series (his fifth overall) and ₹3.50 Lakhs in prize money. A heads-up deal saw Romit ’tilt_83′ Advani collect ₹3.38 Lakhs in second place.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

Laksh Pal Singh also scored ₹1.53 Lakhs from his third-place finish in PokerStars India’s Highroller, rounding up ₹5.04 Lakhs in Thursday earnings. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹8.99 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹4.13 Crores

The ₹12 Lakhs GTD IOPC #51 – All Rounder Monster Stack recorded a 676-entry field, and the ₹13.52 Lakhs prize pool was distributed among 63 places.

The event ran from 11 PM to 5.37 AM, and in the final moments, the former Sunday Superstack third-place finisher Madhab madhabpal2017 Pal shook hands on a heads-up deal to claim his second IOPC title for ₹2.34 Lakhs. Aryan bob_marley Singh finished runner-up for ₹1.93 Lakhs.

Madhab Pal is now the sixth player to book a seat in the ₹6 Lakhs added IOPC #112 All Rounder SNG scheduled for February 6 (9 PM). His online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹57.83 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹8.22 Lakhs

The ₹6.25 Lakhs GTD IOPC #46 drew 458 hopefuls, generating a sizable ₹6.87 Lakhs in the prize pool. After almost seven hours of play, Himanshu ‘fizzlo’ Chhikara championed the event for ₹1.03 Lakhs following a four-way deal with the IOPC #24 – Blaze runner-up finisher Amit ‘deshominisation’ Kaushik (2nd for ₹84,446), ‘FadeOrHoldz’ (3rd for ₹81,756), and ‘Sammyy’ (4th for ₹81,301).

Himanshu Chhikara
Himanshu Chhikara

 

The ₹5.75 Lakhs GTD IOPC #47 – Monster Stack filled in a ₹8.49 Lakhs prize pool after 1,061 hopefuls ponied up ₹880 to enter. The IOPC #40 champion Saahib ‘Str8$$$Homey’ Bawa was the last player standing and banked his second IOPC title on consecutive days for ₹1.61 Lakhs. Vinay ‘ConCrete’ B placed runner-up for ₹99,989.

Vinay B
Vinay B

 

Saahib Bawa’s online stats (excluding PokerBaazi and PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.64 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹23.66 Lakhs

Himanshu Chhikara’s Spartan Poker stats: Site Winnings: ₹2.22 Lakhs |Site Profits: ₹52,590

The ₹4 Lakhs GTD IOPC #45 – PKO saw Saransh ‘iammrmeeseeks’ Garg topping the 637-strong field to bank the lion’s share of the ₹4.46 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹68,596 (includes ₹6,192 in bounties). Prakhar ‘Prak27’ Kapoor placed runner-up for ₹65,397 (includes ₹6,644 in bounties), courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Saransh Garg
Saransh Garg

 

Saransh Garg went on a trailblazing run at the IOPC yesterday and cashed in four of them for ₹1.40 Lakhs cumulatively. He also eliminated the maximum number of players on Thursday to be named the “Crusher of the Day,” and received FREE tickets to all IOPC events on Friday.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #45 – PKO for ₹68,596

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #47 – Monster Stack for ₹54,748

> 13th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #46 for ₹10,511

> 56th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #51 – All Rounder for ₹5,881

Saransh Garg’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹51.63 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹13.13 in profits.

Day 1D of the ₹40 Lakhs GTD IOPC Wanderer logged in 521 entries, and 56 among them bagged a stack for Day 2. ‘Pokerbaaz579’ (244,456), ‘rocker_z’ (217,054), ‘aslibadshah’ (203,766), ‘SlugaBed’ (190,976), and Young Gun Anmol ‘Anzzzzz’ Mehta (190,162) rounded out the top five stacks of the day.

Anmol Mehta
Anmol Mehta

 

The ₹880 buy-in event has filled in a total of 2,479 entries across four starting flights (Day 1A – 678, Day 1B – 673, Day 1C – 607, and Day 1D – 521), with another five flights still to go.

With Day 8 of the IOPC done and dusted, Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal finally take over the #1 spot on the ₹1 Crore IOPC leaderboard with 6,394 points. Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj (5,791 points) stumbled down to #2 in the standings. ‘NoConnection’ (5,724 points) stayed put at the #3 position.

IOPC Leaderboard Standings After Day 8

RankPlayerPoints
1Vinay 'BeepBeepImaJeep' Rajpal6,394
2Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj 5,791
3NoConnection5,724
4Mohammad 'Cupid stunt' Azhar5,350
5Amit 'deshominisation' Kaushik5,324
6ikiru5,300
7Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta5,284
8Anurag 'CultOfPersonality' Srivastava5,146
9Karan 'Majestic' Radia5,074
10Kritagya 'Kritagya_1703' Sharma5,023

 

PokerBaazi

PokerBaazi`s Thursday headliner, ₹15 Lakhs GTD The Summit, crushed its posted guarantee by a commendable ₹8.92 Lakhs margin after 319 hopefuls signed up for ₹8,250. Armaan Armaan007 Kochhar navigated his way past the guarantee-crushing field to win ₹5.29 Lakhs, posting his fourth title victory of the year! Young Gun Sanat mehro2511 Mehrotra placed runner-up for ₹3.71 Lakhs.

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar

 

Armaan Kochhar’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.12 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.21 Crore | Finished #18 in the 2021 Leaderboard Standings

The ₹5 Lakhs GTD SPRINT 7-Max logged in a 483-strong field, resulting in the ₹1,650 buy-in event collecting a guarantee-smashing ₹7.25 Lakhs prize pool. Winning the fast-paced event for the third time yesterday, Tanmay ‘truman’ Benara walked away with the title and a ₹1.46 Lakhs payday after defeating Raman ‘Ranzoo9 Arora (2nd for ₹1.02 Lakhs) heads-up!

Tanmay Benara
Tanmay Benara

 

Tanmay Benara lapped up over ₹2.37 Lakhs across five ITM finishes.

His top ITM finishes include:

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s SPRINT for ₹1.45 Lakhs

> 9th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #48 Thursday Prime for ₹65,656

Tanmay Benara’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.65 Crore | Lifetime Profits: ₹56.35 Lakhs | Titles Won in 2022: #4

parvinder07 (Won Daily Night SPRINT ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹62,500), gotiyaa(Won Hyper SPRINT ₹2 Lakhs GTD for 57,410), Sandeep King19 Singh Kohli (Won Holdem BOOST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹53,880), Shekhar ‘shakysharkSingh (Won PLO5 BOOST ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹34,300), and Aditya ‘Adit11Kulkarni (Won SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹29,460) shipped the other PokerBaazi marquees.

 

PokerStars India

PokerStars India’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Highroller gathered a 185-player field, and the ₹7,700 buy-in event ended up filling in a profitable ₹12.95 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘Monkey D. Wolfy’ won the title for ₹2.57 Lakhs. Young Gun Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia, the first player to win three events at the ongoing IOPC January 2022 edition, locked in yet another deep run, finishing runner-up for ₹1.98 Lakhs.

Runner-up Karan Radia
Runner-up Karan Radia

 

The ₹1.75 Lakhs GTD Deepstack brought in 1 155-player field, and the top 17 places got a share from the ₹1.93 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘bina111984’ took about four hours to win the title for ₹51,139 (includes ₹33,633 in bounties). ‘aradhya1’ came second for ₹23,365 (includes ₹5,859 in bounties).

‘sssss951’ (Won Ultrasonic ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹27,491), ‘$00th$ayer’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹15,620), ‘killeerbeee’ (Won Primetime Grind ₹50K GTD for ₹15,073), and ‘Warriori08’ (Won Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹12,327) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.

 

Adda52

Adda52’s ₹25 Lakhs GTD Godfather drew a 532-entry field that made for a guarantee-crushing ₹26.60 Lakhs prize pool. The top 55 spots got paid, and banking the lion`s share of the prize money was Sagar ‘alwaysnutz’ C, who pocketed the ₹5.60 Lakhs up top and his second Godfather title. mrscaryking’ collected a runner-up payday worth ₹4.50 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up deal.

Sagar C
Sagar C

 

Circuit regular Chirag ‘cs56’ Sodha shipped the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Monster Turbo for ₹1.43 Lakhs. Sodha ran past a 234-strong field and defeated Greenturtle18′ (2nd for ₹84,240) heads-up to lay claim on the title. The ₹2,500 buy-in event filled in ₹5.27 Lakhs in the prize pool.

Chirag Sodha
Chirag Sodha

 

A former Millionaire Lite champion, Chirag Sodha, recently crossed ₹6 Crores in tracked lifetime winnings and lapped up over ₹1.60 Lakhs last night on the back of multiple scores.

His top ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Monster Turbo for ₹1.43 Lakhs

> 28th in Adda52’s Godfather for ₹17,290

> Made Day 2 in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #40 – Wanderer

Chirag Sodha’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹6.08 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.66 Crores

att1992′ (Won Afternoon Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹32,940), ASHADO1′ (Won Nighttide DST Adda ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹30,620), Greebi’ (Won Freeze Out Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹13,418), VishuChi’ (Won Bounty Adda ₹50K GTD for ₹12,999), and amar21679′ (Won Morning Adda ₹40K GTD for ₹9,922) won the other Adda52 marquees.

 

MPL Poker

MPL Poker user ‘TT’ was the last player standing in the ₹2.50 Lakhs GTD Thursday Smash and won ₹58,750. Ron007 came second for ₹37,375.

 

Khelo365

‘Manali007’ championed Khelo365’s ₹30K GTD Hitman PLO for ₹11,100. ‘Kinghigh’ bagged ₹7,500 in second place.

 

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