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All You Need to Know About IPC’s ₹8 Crores GTD Final Table Series That Runs From November 16-23 on Spartan Poker 

IPC Final Table Series
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis November 11, 2020
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There is never a dull moment in online poker as far as Spartan Poker is concerned. The brand has already got us hooked by doling out its ever-popular Millionaire tourneys every weekend. And now one of India’s leading online poker sites will play host to India Poker Championship’s (IPC) first-ever Final Table Series (FTS)!

So, keep your calendar free from November 16 to 23 as this extra-ordinary series not only offers a whopping ₹8 Crores in prize pool guarantees, but a streaming extravaganza never before witnessed in the country. Six of its featured tourneys will be live-streamed across multiple platforms simultaneously!

Wait, there’s more! The ₹2 Crores GTD FTS Main Event will award its ultimate winner an 18K Gold and diamond-studded Medallion along with a ₹10 Lakhs sponsorship from IPC, certificates, and gift hampers.

You haven’t even heard the best part yet! You’re going to lose your mind when you hear about the commentators lined up for the series. From UK’s top poker pro Sam Razavi to two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kevin Macphee, India’s poker mom Radhika Shankar, and funny man Ramesh Thotapalli, along with guest commentator, poker diva cum world-renowned poker commentator Maria Ho, get ready for this #GameBeyondLimits!

 

Final Table Series (FTS)

India Poker Championship (IPC), the industry leader when it comes to hosting high-octane live poker series, has ventured onto the virtual platform with its inaugural Final Table Series (FTS). Running from November 16 to 23, the eight-day-long series will conduct a total of 19 tournaments, promising a whopping ₹8 Crores in guaranteed prizes!

FTS Series Complete Schedule

DateTimeEventBuy-in (₹)Buy-in (VIP Points)GTD
November 16, Monday6 PMFTS Mega Satellite #1₹2,20044015 Seats
November 16, Monday8 PMFTS Mega Satellite #2₹2,20044030 Seats
November 16, Monday10 PMFTS Mega Satellite #3₹3,3006605 Seats
November 17, Tuesday6 PMFTS #1₹880176₹4 Lakhs
November 17, Tuesday8 PMFTS #2 - Kick-Off₹5,5001,100₹40 Lakhs
November 17, Tuesday10 PMFTS #3₹1,650330₹10 Lakhs
November 18, Wednesday6 PMFTS #4₹1,100220₹5 Lakhs
November 18, Wednesday6 PMFinal Table of Kick-Off---
November 18, Wednesday8 PMFTS #5 Monster Stack₹11,0002,200₹70 Lakhs
November 18, Wednesday10 PMFTS #6₹3,300660₹20 Lakhs
November 19, Thursday6 PMFTS #7₹1,650330₹7.5 Lakhs
November 19, Thursday6 PMFinal Table of Monster Stack---
November 19, Thursday8 PMFTS #8 Big Game₹22,0004,400₹1 Crore
November 19, Thursday10 PMFTS #9₹4,400880₹25 Lakhs
November 20, Friday6 PMFTS #10₹2,200440₹0 Lakhs
November 20, Friday6 PMFinal Table of Big Game---
November 20, Friday8 PMFTS #11 Highroller₹80,00016,000₹1 Crore
November 20, Friday10 PMFTS #12₹5,5001,100₹30 Lakhs
November 21, Saturday6 PMFTS #13₹880176₹3.5 Lakhs
November 21, Saturday6 PMFinal Table of Highroller---
November 21, Saturday8 PMFTS #14 Head Hunter₹16,5003,300₹35 Lakhs
November 21, Saturday10 PMFTS #15₹1,650330₹5 Lakhs
November 22, Sunday12 NoonFTS Main Event Day 1A₹35,0007,700-
November 22, Sunday2 PMFTS #16₹1,100220₹5 Lakhs
November 22, Sunday4 PMFTS Main Event Day 1B₹35,0007,700-
November 22, Sunday6 PMFinal Table of Head Hunter---
November 22, Sunday8 PMFTS #17₹4,400880₹40 Lakhs
November 22, Sunday10 PMFTS #18₹2,750550₹12.5 Lakhs
November 22, Sunday10 PMFTS #19 Main Event Day 2--₹2 Crores
November 23, Monday6 PMFinal Table of FTS Main Event---

With buy-ins ranging from ₹880 to ₹80,000, the series will be headlined by the ₹2 Crores GTD FTS Main Event. Commencing on November 22, the Main Event will have two starting flights.

>Day 1A: November 22 at 12 PM

>Day 1B: November 22 at 4 PM

Day 2 will take place on November 22 at 10 PM and will play down to the final table to resume play at 6 PM on November 23.

Just like the player who wins the Main event will receive 18K Gold and diamond-studded Medallion, winners of the other FTS feature events will also win an 18K Gold Medallion along with certificates and hampers. Winners of the other FTS tournaments will receive Silver Medallions, certificates, and hampers.

 

Final Table Series Satellites

This electrifying series also offers a plethora of satellites! Starting from 3:30 PM on November 8, the satellites will run till 11:30 PM on November 15.

DateTimeSatty DetailsBuyin (₹)Buyin (VIP Points)
November 83:30 PM2 Seats GTD For Main Event Day 1A₹1,100220
November 88:30 PM2 Seats GTD For Main Event Day 1A & Day 1B₹2,200440
November 810:30 PM2 Seats GTD For Highroller₹4,400880
November 811:30 PM3 Seats GTD For All 2PM and 6PM Tourneys₹33066
November 93:30 PM1 Seat GTD For Main Event Day 1A₹770154
November 98:30 PM1 Seat GTD For All 10PM Tourneys₹44088
November 910:30 PM1 Seat GTD For Highroller₹2,200440
November 911:30 PM2 Seats GTD For All 2PM and 6PM Tourneys₹22044
November 103:30 PM1 Seat GTD For Main Event Day 1B₹770154
November 108:30 PM1 Seat GTD For All 8PM Tourneys (Except Highroller)₹1,100220
November 1010:30 PM1 Seat GTD For Main Event Day 1A₹770154
November 1011:30 PM2 Seats GTD For All 2PM and 6PM Tourneys₹22044
November 113:30 PM1 Seat GTD For Main Event Day 1A₹770154
November 118:30 PM1 Seat GTD For All 10PM Tourneys₹44088
November 1110:30 PM1 Seat GTD For Highroller₹2,200440
November 1111:30 PM2 Seats GTD For All 2PM and 6PM Tourneys₹22044
November 123:30 PM1 Seat GTD For Main Event Day 1B₹770154
November 128:30 PM1 Seat GTD For All 8PM Tourneys (Except Highroller)₹1,100220
November 1210:30 PM1 Seat GTD For Main Event Day 1A₹770154
November 1211:30 PM2 Seats GTD For All 2PM and 6PM Tourneys₹22044
November 133:30 PM2 Seats GTD For Main Event Day 1A₹1,100220
November 138:30 PM2 Seats GTD For All 10PM Tourneys₹770154
November 1310:30 PM2 Seats GTD For Highroller₹4,400880
November 1311:30 PM3 Seats GTD For All 2PM and 6PM Tourneys₹33066
November 143:30 PM2 Seats GTD For Main Event Day 1A₹1,100220
November 148:30 PM2 Seats GTD For All 10PM Tourneys₹770154
November 1410:30 PM2 Seats GTD For Highroller₹4,400880
November 1411:30 PM3 Seats GTD For All 2PM and 6PM Tourneys₹33066
November 153:30 PM3 Seats GTD For Main Event Day 1A₹1,650330
November 158:30 PM3 Seats GTD For Main Event Day 1A & Day 1B₹3,300660
November 1510:30 PM3 Seats GTD For Highroller₹5,5001100
November 1511:30 PM3 Seats GTD For All 2PM and 6PM Tourneys₹33066

Three Mega Satellites on November 16 will award tickets for FTS#2, FTS#5 – Monster Stack, FTS#8 Big Game, FTS#12, FTS Main Event Day 1A, and FTS Highroller.

 

Deposit Codes

Players can grab free tickets to the FTS through lucrative deposit offers on Spartan Poker. There are two types of deposit offers running for the FTS series, the Mega Satellite Deposit Offers and the Satellite Deposit Offers.

Deposit Offers

Deposit (₹)Deposit CodeFree Tickets ToCap
₹5 LakhsFTSPACK1Package 1 (Monster Stack, Big Game, and Main Event Day 1A)25
₹2.5 LakhsFTSPACK2Package 1 (Monster Stack, Big Game, and Kick-off)10
₹35,000FTSKOFTS Kick Off30
₹65,000FTSMSFTS Monster Stack30

Satellite Deposit Offers

Deposit (₹)Deposit CodeFree Tickets ToCap
₹15,000MEGA1Mega Satellite 150
₹15,000MEGA2Mega Satellite 250
₹20,000MEGA3Mega Satellite 320
₹3,5001ME1A1 Seat GTD Satty to FTS Main Event Day 1A40
₹5,0002ME1A2 Seat GTD Satty to FTS Main Event Day 1A40
₹7,5003ME1A3 Seat GTD Satty to FTS Main Event Day 1A40
₹3,5001ME1B1 Seat GTD Satty to FTS Main Event Day 1B30
₹7,5003ME1B3 Seat GTD Satty to FTS Main Event Day 1B30
₹8,0001PCK11 Seat GTD Satty to All 8 PM Tourneys (Excluding Highroller) 10
₹2,5001PCK21 Seat GTD Satty to All 10 PM Tourneys50
₹2,0002PCK32 Seats GTD Satty to All 2 PM & 6 PM Tourneys30
₹3,0003PCK33 Seats GTD Satty to All 2 PM & 6 PM Tourneys30
₹10,0001HRS1 Seat GTD Satty to FTS Highroller10
₹20,0002HRS2 Seats GTD Satty to FTS Highroller10
₹25,0003HRS3 Seats GTD Satty to FTS Highroller10

 

Game of Tickets

Spartan Poker’s ‘Game of Tickets’ promotion has also returned with the FTS. The promotion commenced on November 7 and will run till November 16. Players can win free tickets to the FTS Highroller, FTS Main Event Day 1A, FTS Big Game, and FTS Monster Stack by collecting tokens through playing a set number of hands at the cash tables.

Game of Tickets’ Final Table Series Opt-In Codes

Event NameOpt-In CodeTokens Required
FTS HighrollerFTSHR800
FTS Main Event Day 1AFTSMEA350
FTS Big GameFTSBG220
FTS Monster StackFTSMST110

Game of Tickets can be played across all stakes, and the following is a break-up of hands per token that a player needs to play at the different stakes.

StakesHands Per Token
OFC 50 Points36
50/10025
OFC 100 Points18
100/20016
200/4008
500/10004
OFC 500 Points4
1000/20003
OFC 1000 Points2
*Note: Only Post Flop Hands with Min 3 active players is eligible

 

Final Table Series Leaderboard

Besides the ₹8 Crores in prize pool guarantees, the FTS series has a bumper ₹30 Lakhs in leaderboard prizes. The top 10 leaderboard finishers will receive cash prizes, with the series champion walking away with a whopping ₹10 Lakhs!

RankPrize
1₹10,00,000
2₹6,00,000
3₹4,00,000
4₹2,20,000
5₹1,80,000
6₹1,60,000
7₹1,40,000
8₹1,20,000
9₹1,00,000
10₹80,000

 

Live Streamed Tourneys

Like we said before, six featured events at the series will be live-streamed across several platforms simultaneously, and this includes the social media channels of PokerGuru!

Here are the events that will be live-streamed:

>₹40 Lakhs GTD Kick-Off: November 18 at 6 PM

>₹70 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack: November 19 at 6 PM

>₹1 Crore GTD Big Game: November 20 at 6 PM

>₹1 Crore GTD Highroller: November 21 at 6 PM

>₹35 Lakhs GTD Head Hunter: November 22 at 6 PM

>₹2 Crores GTD Main Event: November 23 at 6 PM

 

Live Stream Commentators

We have already told you about the eminent personalities who will be lending their voice to the virtual rail that will be set up for the FTS. Let us now give you a little more details on the commentators.

Maria Ho (Guest Commentator)

One of the top-ranked female poker players in the international circuit, Maria Ho, needs no introduction. With over $4 Million in live tournament earnings, Ho was inducted into the Women in Poker HALL OF FAME in 2018. She also won the 2019 Global Poker Awards Broadcaster of the Year and holds the distinction of being the first female in history hired to a poker TV broadcast team as the primary strategic commentator – Celebrity Spokesperson for WinStar World Casino.

Maria Ho
Maria Ho

 

Sam Razavi

Actor and poker pro, Sam Razavi, has a strong connection with India. Not only has the UK-based player won the Asian Poker Tour (APT) ‘Player of the Year’ honor a record four-times in a row, but has also commentated on several high-profile tourneys in India. He even FT-ed an IPC Main Event in 2015. Razavi will be looking forward to once again commenting on the domestic action!

Sam Razavi
Sam Razavi

 

Kevin Macphee

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Kevin Macphee has nearly $6 Million in live tournament winnings. Throughout his distinguished poker career, Macphee has earned over $13 Million in both live and online tournaments. He, like Razavi, has an India-connect. Macphee was the wild-card pro for the winning team at PSL Season 2, the Goan Nuts.

Kevin MacPhee

 

Radhika Shankar

The 43-year old Radhika Shankar is best known in the domestic circuit as the ‘Poker Mom.’ An advertiser by profession, Shankar has also been associated with the poker coaching program Poker Bootcamp India and finished third in the DPTXpres Main Event in March for ₹2.80 Lakhs.

Radhika Shankar
Radhika Shankar

 

Ramesh Thotapalli

A self-proclaimed globe trotter, Ramesh Thotapalli is the founder of the hilarious and viral Facebook page, Indian Poker Bakchods. This MBA from MIT certainly has a funny bone, and it’ll be interesting to see him calling the action at the FTS series!

Ramesh Rao Thotapalli
Ramesh Thotapalli

 

With such a stellar line-up, we can’t wait for the start of this incredible new series!

Keep following PokerGuru for more updates on the Final Table Series (FTS)!

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