Vaibhav Temani emerges as winner of 11th edition of India Online Poker Championship

Source: Gutshot

The recently concluded India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) has broken all the records once again by bringing Indian poker masterminds on a virtual platform. IOPC, the country’s most trusted online poker series, received an overwhelming response with a total of 1.26 lakhs entries from across the country and Vaibhav Temani was crowned the winner where he bagged a gold badge, a diamond badge, and the coveted diamond studded 18K gold crown.

The mega poker fest witnessed some nail-biting moments as the guaranteed prize pool was Rs 30 CR which was crushed by whopping Rs 33 CR. By offering such whopping prize money, the tournament tested mental strength, decision making skills, analytical skills, and endurance of all participants. Of all the marquee events, players were most excited about the prestigious Main Event, which holds the highest value in the poker fraternity.

Dominating the coveted diamond studded 18K gold crown, Vaibhav Temani, the winner of the Main Event Crown said, “It was a tough fight, but I managed to recover from a massive deficit in heads up to beat another player. IOPC is a great platform for Indian poker players like us who can sharpen skills and win big at the same time.”

Commenting on the success of the 11th edition of India Online Poker Championship, Quadrific Media group CEO  Amin Rozani said, “We are pleased with the outstanding response and enthusiasm showed by the poker players across the country. During the 22-day series, we witnessed huge growth in players’ participation like every year, which brought out the best of the Indian poker players. With the success of each edition every year, we realise that Indian poker market still has the potential to grow so untapped players can have a platform to compete with each other.” 

To stimulate players’ experience, IOPC July 2021 live streamed the daily highlights of professional women poker player Nikita Luther and actor Siddhant Kapoor along with other key players on YouTube, Twitch and other streaming channels. Furthermore, the star commentators and avid poker players Goonjan Mall, Zarvan Tamboli and Kanchan Sharma spiced up the spectacular season.

To summarise the tournament in a nutshell, IOPC July 2021 also organised a Masterminds event where all the winners who clinched the  titles along with the winner of the Leaderboard battled it out. Mystery player ‘Pradzzz’ emerged as the winner of the IOPC July 2021 Masterminds event after an exhilarating final table (FT).

For IOPC July 2021, a player could participate in the championship on all three platforms of Quadnet Poker Network – Spartan Poker, BLITZPOKER and PokerHigh. Keeping the players inspired and with multiple options for participation, IOPC aims to deliver a better online poker experience every season.

The tournament saw winners with notable titles:

  • Blaze of glory – Harshad Barve – Rs 16,97,615
  • United – Piyush Jain – Rs 20,72,882
  • Legends – Amit Gehani – Rs 30,00,510
  • Highroller – Mohit Bhati – Rs 23,25,500
  • Superhigh – ‘Pradzzz’ – Rs 35,22,400
  • Plohigh – Avadh Shah – Rs 8,37,539
  • Crown – Vaibhav Temani – Rs 57,26,065
  • Mastermind – Pradzzz