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It was an exhilarating Sunday, all thanks to the 12th edition of the IOPC that had nine events playing down to a winner!
The showstopper of the day was the massive ₹1.50 Crores GTD IOPC – Blaze! Young Gun Kanchan Sharma emerged triumphant in the event, banking a career-best ₹18.59 Lakhs (cumulatively) following a five-way deal involving Amit Kaushik (2nd for ₹16.13 Lakhs), ‘Eggfrycurry’ (3rd for ₹15.89 Lakhs), Rubin Labroo (4th for ₹14.12 Lakhs) and Young Gun Neel Joshi (5th for ₹12.73 Lakhs)!
Another Young Gun, Siddhanth Kripalani, has been an unstoppable force this year, and he’s taken over the #1 position on the annual/monthly standings after winning the IOPC #22 Sunday Prime for ₹12.09 Lakhs.
Saurabh Rohila (Won IOPC #23 Sunday Spotlight for ₹5.50 Lakhs), Ankit Bajaj (Won IOPC – D’Lite for ₹4.13 Lakhs), Ashit Sharma (Won IOPC #26 for ₹1.81 Lakhs), Nishant Kumar (Won IOPC #20 for ₹1.58 Lakhs) & Young Gun Karan Radia (Won IOPC #21 for ₹80,221) won the other IOPC marquees yesterday!
Rahul Singroha shipped Adda52 Millions for a personal-best ₹7.22 Lakhs, and Rishab Malik finished runner-up for ₹4.30 Lakhs.
Anant Purohit championed the other Adda52 flagship, Mega Suits, for ₹6.55 Lakhs, while Mahesh Shyamsundar placed second for ₹3.82 Lakhs.
PokerStars India’s Winter Series After Party closed out its run yesterday with the former The Millionaire champion Ayush Garg taking down Winter Series-82 Main Event for ₹5.41 Lakhs.
Dhiraj Lakhotia took down PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹4.97 Lakhs.
Puneet Sachan, Ankur Aryan, Satyam Prakash, Sandeep Varma, and Kripansh Khosla won the other Sunday majors.
Here are the Sunday highlights!
A total of nine events crowned champions on Day 4 of the 12th edition of the IOPC.
Setting the temperatures soaring yesterday was the first ₹1 Crore+ GTD event of the series, the ₹1.50 Crores GTD IOPC – Blaze. The ₹8,800 buy-in event posted a jaw-dropping ₹1.89 Crores prize pool after clocking in 2,397 entries across six starting flights.
Day 2 had 342 players returning at 10 PM yesterday, with only 327 places assured a payday. After over four hours of play, our first and to-date only female Young Gun Kanchan ‘Midge Maisel’ Sharma walked away with the prestigious title and a career-best ₹18.59 Lakhs payday (cumulatively across two ITM finishes). She bagged the title after striking a five-way deal with Amit ‘deshominisation’ Kaushik (2nd for ₹16.13 Lakhs), ‘Eggfrycurry’ (3rd for ₹15.89 Lakhs), Rubin ‘imightwin’ Labroo (4th for ₹14.12 Lakhs), and Young Gun Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi (5th for ₹12.73 Lakhs).
The B.Com graduate picked up two more scores yesterday to lock in ₹18.71 Lakhs in Sunday winnings. Her ITM finishes include:
> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC – Blaze for ₹18,59,690
> 112th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-82 MAIN EVENT for ₹8,750
> 203rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC – D’Lite for ₹2,856
Kanchan Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹4.46 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.77 Crore
Amit Kaushik was on fire last night and added ₹17.27 Lakhs in total Sunday winnings across seven events.
His ITM finishes include:
> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC – Blaze for ₹16,28,782
> 29th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #22 – Sunday Prime for ₹41,644
> 36th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-82 MAIN EVENT for ₹21,964
> 61st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC – D’Lite for ₹15,065
> 67th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #23 – Sunday Spotlight for ₹10,606
> 23rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #26 for ₹6,446
> 26th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #21 – 6 Cards PLO for ₹3,416
Amit Kaushik’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.5 Crores | ₹98.36 Lakhs
Young Gun Siddhanth ‘PluRibu$’ Kripalani has stormed into the lead on the 2022 leaderboard standings after his blockbuster Sunday run. The former IOPC Millionaire United champion ran past a 718-entry field in the ₹50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#22 Sunday Prime, grabbing the lion’s share of the ₹71.80 Lakhs prize pool worth ₹12.09 Lakhs. Jayant ‘hiker53’ Darokar secured a runner-up payout worth ₹10.49 Lakhs, courtesy of a heads-up chop.
Siddhanth Kripalani ended the night with ₹12.47 Lakhs in cumulative earnings on the back of three deep runs.
> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #22 – Sunday Prime for ₹12,02,911
> 23rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #23 – Sunday Spotlight for ₹20,352
> 9th in PokerBaazi’s (7-Max) BSS SPRINT for ₹17,447
Siddhanth Kripalani’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.46 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.53 Crores | Ranks #1 in the Annual-Monthly Leaderboard Standings
The former FTS #5 Double Stack winner, Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj, took down the ₹30 Lakhs GTD IOPC – D’Lite for ₹4.13 Lakhs after cutting a heads-up deal with ‘Aapka Apna’ (2nd for ₹3.49 Lakhs).
Ankit Bajaj went on a rampage at the IOPC yesterday, pocketing a hefty ₹9.13 Lakhs in Sunday earnings from three deep runs.
> 7th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC – Blaze for ₹4,56,547
> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC – D’Lite for ₹4,13,847
> 24th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #23 – Sunday Spotlight for ₹17,486
Ankit Bajaj’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.49 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹93.16 Lakhs
It was a guarantee-crushing day for the IOPC all around, and even the ₹20 Lakhs GTD IOPC #23 Sunday Spotlight walloped past its listed guarantee by ₹8.66 Lakhs (an over 45% surplus) after 819 contenders signed up for ₹3,850. The top 79 places earned a payday. The former SSS The Millionaire champion Saurabh ‘darksider’ Rohila came out on top to win ₹5.50 Lakhs, ending an over four-month-long title drought. Harsh ‘aaja maal phuka’ Dembla placed runner-up for ₹3.45 Lakhs.
After two more deep runs, Saurabh Rohila filled in over ₹6 Lakhs to his Sunday tally.
His ITM finishes include:
> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #23 Sunday Spotlight for ₹5.50 Lakhs
> 65th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #22 Sunday Prime for ₹27,284
> 18th in PokerBaazi’s BSS Superstack for ₹25,600
Saurabh Rohila’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.33 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹62.11 Lakhs
The ₹8.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#26 featuring a ₹1,100 buy-in, logged in a strong 948-player field, and paid out 87 places a share from the ₹9.48 Lakhs prize pool. The IOPC #22 – Sunday Prime third-place finisher Ashit ‘D. Carwin1’ Sharma shipped the event for ₹1.81 Lakhs, with ‘elbedonk’ placing runner-up for ₹1.13 Lakhs.
Ashit Sharma was another player who went on a breakout run yesterday, raking in over ₹8.46 Lakhs for his efforts.
His top finishes include:
> 1st in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #26 for ₹1.81 Lakhs
> 3rd in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #22 Sunday Prime for ₹6.25 Lakhs
> 134th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #24 Blaze for ₹18,557
> 48th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series-82 Main Event for ₹16,714
Ashit Sharma’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹3.19 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹75.31 Lakhs
The ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD IOPC#20 crowned a winner in Nishant ‘Rektking’ Kumar, who topped the 498-player field to collect ₹1.58 Lakhs. Kumar struck a three-way deal with Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna (2nd for ₹1.48 Lakhs) and Bharat ‘LorenzoVonMatterhorn’ Vasan (3rd for ₹1.24 Lakhs), the trio making away with the bulk of the ₹9.96 Lakhs prize pool.
Nishant Kumar ITM-ed another five events, adding ₹2.48 Lakhs to his Sunday tally, boosting his online scorecard to ₹54.73 Lakhs.
Ankur ‘showstopper89’ Aryan (Won IOPC#19 ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹95,662) and Young Gun Karan ‘Majestic’ Radia (Won IOPC#21 6 Cards PLO ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹80,221) won the other IOPC titles.
Day 4 of the IOPC brought a churn in the top order of the ₹1 Crore Leaderboard standings, with Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj jumping to the #1 position with 4,583 points. The FTS 3.0 leaderboard topper Vinay ‘BeepBeepImaJeep’ Rajpal (4,224 points) & former IOPC – The Millionaire champion Anurag ‘CultOfPersonality’ Srivastava (3,674 points) round out the top three positions on the current standings.
IOPC Leaderboard Standings
|1||Ankit ‘ON_MY_MAC’ Bajaj||4,583|
|2||Vinay 'BeepBeepImaJeep' Rajpal||4,224|
|3||Anurag 'CultOfPersonality' Srivastava||3,674|
|4||Manish 'thekid' Lakhotia||3,598|
|5||Karan 'Majestic' Radia||3,319|
|6||Arsh 'BigggTymeR' Grover||3,301|
|7||Sanket 'BANK$Y' Arora||3,262|
|9||Mohit 'thejoker' Mehta||3,183|
|10||Yash 'Babyshark10' Chitre||3,157|
‘BustedFish’ (Won Sunday Deep Freeze ₹75K GTD for ₹23,625), and ‘r@isemeonce’ (Won The Centurion ₹50K GTD for ₹10,867), ‘Elbulli’ (Won Striker ₹18K GTD for ₹5,844) won the other Spartan Poker marquees.
PokerBaazi’s Sunday showstopper, ₹20 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack, logged in 512 entries, collecting ₹25.60 Lakhs in the prize pool (28% more than its listed guarantee). The EndBoss 2021 runner-up finished Dhiraj ‘supernuts’ Lakhotia championed the event for ₹4.97 Lakhs. The user ‘difsripp007’ placed second for ₹3.49 Lakhs.
Dhiraj Lakhotia’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.13 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹63.97 Lakhs
Sunday also marked the re-run of PokerBaazi`s popular ‘₹10 Mein 10 Lakhpati’ tournament, this time without any week-long qualifiers. The popular ₹10 buy-in event recorded a whopping 13,279 entries (4,301 entries and 8978 re-entries). There was a technical issue, causing the event to be briefly paused. After a while, it restarted and played out normally. After seven hours and 33 minutes of play, ‘Manojmkm,’ ‘Rakesh000777’, ‘Prakashminj11’, ‘Surajpokerstar,’ ‘Ogamayaken,’ Saroj ‘Angrychidiya’ Chudasama, ‘vaibhi18’, ‘Vaibhav18’, ‘Sanju1982’, and ‘Nehranil49’ walked away as Lakhpati`s!
Hobito ‘Hanpyhan’ Yepthomi money-bubbled the event in 11th place and won a brand-new OnePlus Nord phone as consolation.
The site`s Baazi Super Sunday, as always, ran two ₹5 Lakhs GTD events. The ₹2,750 buy-in BSS MonsterStack 6-Max logged in 311 entries, collecting ₹7.77 Lakhs in the prize pool (an over 50% more than its listed guarantee). The top 36 places were guaranteed a min-cash of ₹5,287. After almost five hours of play, the former The Endeavour runner-up finisher Puneet ‘puneetdurr111’ Sachan was the last player standing and won ₹1.59 Lakhs following a heads-up chop with Sandy ‘Ziigmund’ Lamba (2nd for ₹1.34 Lakhs).
Puneet Sachan’s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: ₹13.49 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: ₹2.91 Lakhs
Sandy Lamba crossed the money line in three events (including two FT scores), adding over ₹3.10 Lakhs.
His ITM finishes include:
> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for ₹1.34 Lakhs
> 5th in PokerStars India’s Winter Series #82 – Main Event for ₹1.16 Lakhs
> 107th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #24 – Blaze for ₹60,595
Sandy Lamba’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹2.70 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹80.10 Lakhs
Kunal ‘callmeifyoucan’ Yadav crossed the money line in eight events, collectively adding ₹2.07 Lakhs!
His ITM finishes include:
> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SPRINT 7-Max for ₹78,641
> 5th in PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack for ₹43,074
> 3rd in PokerBaazi’s BSS for ₹29,013
> 140th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #24 – Blaze for ₹18,557
> 35th in Adda52’s Mega Suits for ₹15,015
> 12th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #26 for ₹10,618
> 25th in Adda52’s Sunday Showdown for ₹9,086
> 136th in Spartan Poker’s IOPC #25 – D’Lite for ₹3,452
Kunal Yadav’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹1.10 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹8.03 Lakhs
The ₹2,200 buy-in BSS SPRINT 7-Max pulled in a 434-strong field, creating a ₹8.68 Lakhs prize pool. The user ‘KingOfAllSpades’ came out on top to collect a site-best ₹1.57 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Aditya ‘konstantin’ Singh (2nd for ₹1.40 Lakhs).
‘KingOfAllSpades’s PokerBaazi stats: Site Winnings: ₹3.19 Lakhs | Site Profits: ₹86,274
‘ravenclaws’ (Won BSS ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹64,282), ‘kansmaster’ (Won BSS Night SPRINT ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹50,332), Satyam ‘Pkiller28’ Prakash (Won Hyper SPRINT ₹2 Lakhs GTD for ₹44,981), Sandeep ‘effuno’ Varma RS (Won BSS Afternoon SPRINT ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹36,515), and ‘AkguruPRO’ (Won BSS Kickoff ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹32,369) won the other PokerBaazi marquees.
PokerStars India`s Winter Series After Party is now in the books, with the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-82 Main Event playing down to a winner last night. The ₹7,700 buy-in event obliterated its advertised guarantee by ₹6.50 Lakhs after logging in a 450-entry field, and the top 48 places got paid. Winning the series-closer was none other than Ayush ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ Garg, who fired three bullets and carried the last one all the way to the end to win the title for ₹5.41 Lakhs. Yesterday`s IOPC #21 champion, Young Gun Karan ‘The Annihilator’ Radia, placed runner-up for ₹3.49 Lakhs.
Ayush Garg’s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: ₹5.08 Crores | Lifetime Profits: ₹1.94 Crore
The ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD Winter Series-86 Sunday Storm registered a marginal ₹9,000 overlay after 282 entrants ponied up the ₹550 buy-in, and the top 35 places got paid. The user ‘j500pb’ won the title for ₹28,631, with ‘IamSandySingh’ finishing runner-up for ₹21,222.
‘Himanshu2206’ (Won Winter Series-74 Ultrasonic ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹33,969), Kripansh ‘$nowBloKid’ Khosla (Won Winter Series-83 6+ Deepstack ₹50K GTD for ₹15,536), ‘Don903’ (Won Winter Series-73 Omania ₹40K GTD for ₹13,607), ‘sanam bewfa9351’ (Won Afternoon on Stars ₹50K GTD for ₹11,906), and ‘RAV1619’ (Won Winter Series-84 Bounty Builder Progressive KO ₹35K GTD for ₹6,522) shipped the other PokerStars India marquees.
The MTT rush could be seen across sites, including Adda52. The site registered a guarantee-crushing 282-strong field in its Sunday headliner ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions. The ₹11,000 buy-in event paid out 30 places a share from the ₹28.20 Lakhs prize pool. It took almost nine hours on non-stop gameplay before Rahul ‘qwerty3293’ Singroha emerged victorious and bagged his third-recorded title and a personal-best ₹7.22 Lakhs. The ever-consistent Rishab ‘rish1994’ Malik finished runner-up for ₹4.30 Lakhs.
Long-time circuit reg and one of January’s “Super Achiever” Anant ‘pro_baba’ Purohit was the other standout winner on Adda52. The Coimbatore-resident ran past 546 players to win the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Mega Suits for the second time for ₹6.55 Lakhs. Mahesh ‘mahikalra’ Shyamsundar collected ₹3.82 Lakhs in second place. Like the Adda52 Millions, Mega Suits also rode past the earmarked guarantee to collect a ₹27.30 Lakhs prize pool.
Anant Purohit ITM-ed another three events to rake in almost ₹8.71 Lakhs in total winnings. The poker pro had entered the ₹8 Crore Club earlier this month after winning The Ballers.
His top ITM finishes include:
> 1st in Adds52`s Mega Suits for ₹6.55 Lakhs
> 25th in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #24 Blaze of Glory for ₹1.63 Lakhs
> 55th in Spartan Poker`s IOPC #22 Sunday Prime for ₹30,874
Mahesh Shyamsundar ITM-ed six more events for a total take-home of ₹4.58 Lakhs, improving his lifetime scorecard to ₹1.17 Crore.
PokerGuru Ambassador Gokul ‘Niruha’ Raj FT-ed both the Adda52 Sunday flagship, collectively winning ₹2.49 Lakhs on the site.
His top finishes include:
>5th in Mega Suits for ₹1.37 Lakhs
> 6th in Adda52 Millions for ₹1.13 Lakhs
The ₹10 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showdown was taken down by ‘saint90,’ who won ₹2.04 Lakhs after outlasting a 483-entry field. The Adda52 reg ‘Padma37’ placed runner-up for ₹1.50 Lakhs.
‘saahib’ (Won Tornado ₹3.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹84,154), ‘Zambo999’ (Won Ultimate DST ₹1.50 Lakhs GTD for ₹31,674), ‘iamalooser’ (Won Sunday Night PLO ₹1 Lakh GTD for ₹29,542) and ‘devnaik’ (Won Midnight Bash ₹22K GTD for ₹5,225) won the other Adda52 marquees.
MPL Poker’s ₹3 Lakhs GTD Sunday Showstopper saw the ‘Radiation’ decimate a 218-entry strong field to win the title for ₹70,500. ‘Faiz an alam’ secured a runner-up payday worth ₹44,850.
Khelo365`s Sunday headliner, ₹1 Lakh GTD Big Bang, registered a 65-player field, and the user ‘Sahil’ walked away with the title and ₹31,000 in prize money. ‘Bennettdilip’ placed second for ₹21,000.
The ₹50K GTD Dominator was taken down ‘Billuchampat’ who topped the 78-entry field to win ₹15,500. ‘chinna9553’ came second for ₹10,500.
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