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IPC Megastacks: PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek Singh Ships ₹15K Mystery Bounty For ₹3.14 Lakhs

Vivek Singh Ships IPC Megastacks 15K Mystery Bounty
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis May 23, 2022
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The first-of-its-kind IPC Megastacks Mystery Bounty made a single-day run on May 22. The ₹15K buy-in event registered 105 entries and PokerGuru Ambassador Vivek Singh (cover image) came out on top to collect his career-second live title and a ₹3.14 Lakhs payday (bounties extra)!

The 2018 DPT Deep Dive champion, Singh, held onto his start-of-final table chip lead until the end. Though his official payout states he took away ₹3.14 Lakhs, his final paycheque was much higher with the multiple bounties he procured.

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The heads-up between Vivek and Yuvraj Singh had started with the latter staring down at a 5:1 chip deficit. The overwhelming chip lead was impossible for Yuvraj to close, and the talented producer and poker player settled for a runner-up payday worth ₹1.94 Lakhs.

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The event’s format was such that once the money bubble burst, the remaining 14 players all had a bounty on them. But the bounty would not be the same for all. After every elimination, the player who secures the elimination would pick out the mystery bounty.

With the elimination of Caroline D’Souza in 15th place, the remaining 14 players were in the money. Nishant Sharma (10th for ₹27,800), Harsh Bubna (11th for ₹27,800), and Prajit Ghambir (14th for ₹24,700) were some of the known names to finish in the money.

The final table was live-streamed (on delay) across several social media channels. You can watch the FT replay below.

Final Table Chip Counts

1. Vivek Singh – 909,000

2. Yuvraj Singh – 813,000

3. Harshad Barve – 420,000

4. Faiz Alam – 349,000

5. Avijit Jaiswal – 180,000

6. Vikaash Shah – 160,000

7. Sarala Ramakrishnan – 154,000

8. Abhishek Jain – 151,000


Final Table Recap

Vikaash Shah was the first player to be eliminated from the final table when he jammed from the middle position for 115,000 with . Abhishek Jain re-shoved over the top from the cutoff for 141,000 with . The board ran , ending Shah’s run in eighth place. Jain picked out the bounty from a bowl following the knockout as per the Mystery Bounty format and pocketed the grand bounty of ₹1.57 Lakhs!

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Next to go was Harshad Barve. His went head-to-head with Avijit Jaiswal’s . The runout ousted Barve in seventh place. Jaiswal collected a ₹20,500 bounty.

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In a clash between two former stablemates, Vivek Singh opened to 50,000 from the hijack. The High Roller finalist Faiz Alam, making his second FT appearance in the series, jammed for 209K from the button. Singh called.

Vivek Singh

Faiz Alam

The community cards opened d12], and Singh’s flopped pair of Queens eliminated Alam in sixth place. Singh collected a ₹15,800 bounty.

Soon after that, Vivek Singh scored a double whammy by taking out Sarala Ramakrishnan and Abhishek Jain in the same hand. Ramakrishnan open-jammed UTG for 70K. Singh called, while Jain 3-bet to 225K. Singh was the only caller as the rest of the table folded.

Vivek Singh

Abhishek Jain

Sarala Ramakrishnan

Jain spiked two-pair on the flop , and Singh hit a set. Singh checked, and Jain fired a bet of 185K; before we knew it both players were all-in. The last two streets and bettered Singh’s hand to a one-card flush. Jain finished in fourth place, while Ramakrishnan walked out in fifth place. Singh picked up two bounties worth ₹13,800.

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Down to three-handed play, Singh fired a bet of 80,000 with , and Avijit Jaiswal 3-bet to 230,000 with . Yuvraj Singh folded, and Vivek Singh called. The flop gave Singh a pair of Queens and backdoor flush draw, while Jaiswal flopped a pair of sevens. Jaiswal led out for 155,000, and Singh called. The turn came , and Jaiswal moved all-in for 375,000, and Singh snap-called. The river sealed Jaiswal’s fate in third place. Singh collected a ₹12,300 bounty.

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The heads-up match began with Vivek Singh (2.6 Million) holding a 5:1 chip lead over Yuvraj Singh (530,000). Expectedly, it was a short-lived heads-up with Vivek coming out on top.

On the final hand, Vivek open-shoved for 2.6 Million with and Yuvraj Singh called for his last 490,000 with . The flop gave Vivek a two pair but kept Yuvraj’s hopes alive with a flush draw. The turn bettered Vivek’s hand to a full house. The on the river was inconsequential, relegating Yuvraj to a runner-up finish.

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh


Complete Payouts of the 15K Mystery Bounty

PositionPlayer NamePrize Money
1Vivek Singh₹3,14,900
2Yuvraj Singh₹1,94,300
3Avijit Jaiswal₹1,16,600
4Abhishek Jain₹76,100
5Sarala Ramakrishnan₹58,800
6Faiz Alam₹48,300
7Harshad Barve₹41,000
8Vikaash Shah₹35,700
9Gopal Bajaj₹31,500
10Nishant Sharma₹27,800
11Harsh Bubna₹27,800
12Gagandeep Malik₹27,800
13Rishab Malik₹24,700
14Prajit Ghambir₹24,700


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