Biggest ever India Online Poker Championship returns in 2019
People talk about big online poker tournaments and guarantee-smashing series being held every now and then across the various platforms in India. Put all those aside because here comes the ‘Baap’ of all online poker offerings - the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC).
This is the online version of India Poker Championship (IPC) which began around 9 years ago with live poker tournaments in Goa and other locations. The online version is the biggest and most popular series in India, with guarantees that are unmatched by any of the other Indian competitors.
Due to the enormity of this series, it is held only twice a year by and on The Spartan Poker, where players from all around the country try to be among the winners and try to earn a prestigious IOPC title. Or maybe even two! Well Spartan is here with yet another edition of the grand IOPC series, and the festivities will take place on their platform between 11-20 January 2019.
It's not just another edition of the IOPC, but it's also set to be the biggest ever IOPC series, or we might even say the biggest ever series in the history of online poker in India. Over the course of the series, massive prizes worth a record INR 8.5+ crore will be given away and no poker player in India will want to miss this opportunity.
These prizes will be spread over 10 days and a total of 55 tournaments, which include buy-ins ranging between INR 330 to INR 1 Lakh. Yes, that's right. The INR 70 Lakh GTD Super Highroller is the first time that the country will see a 6-figure entry fee for an online poker tournament. Trust The Spartan Poker to bring up such amazing opportunities!
Apart from the SHR, there are plenty of other high-value tournaments which will be contested during the series, including the massive INR 1 Crore GTD Millionaire (13th Jan) as well as the INR 1.5 Crore GTD Main Event (20th Jan). To add to this, the IOPC Leaderboard will offer INR 30 Lakh in guaranteed prizes, including a luxurious Skoda Octavia to the eventual winner, so there's plenty motivation to keep grinding through the series. Take a look at the IOPC Leaderboard distribution here:
To begin this year, the January 2018 edition of the IOPC was held with the 'Babaji Raise The Bar' tagline, where INR 6+ crore was on offer between 12-21 January. The last edition of the IOPC was held in July 2018 and there were many happy poker players by the end of that competition, where INR 7+ crore was on offer with the 'Skill Se Kar Kill' tagline.
The last edition saw Pulkit Goyal aka 'ChampionPlayer' ending as the Player of the Series, taking away a stunning Jeep Compass as a leaderboard prize, in addition to his tournament winnings. The Main Event was one of the highlights of that tournament which was taken down by Sangeeth Mohan aka 'Nangaanaach', shipping the tournament for nearly twenty lakh rupees in prize money.
It's bigger and better now as a never-seen-before series guarantee is here, to go with the biggest buy-in event, Spartan's biggest Main Event, and an IOPC Leaderboard. Of course, poker is about skill and this leaderboard will be one where all the best players will be vying for a top spot, for the additional prize money as well as all the bragging rights.
JAN 2019 IOPC Schedule:
For all updates on the upcoming IOPC series on Spartan, as well as daily tournament roundups, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com.
|APT Kick Off Vietnam 2019||9 Jan - 20 Jan||TBA|
|India Online Poker Championship (IOPC)||11 Jan - 20 Jan||INR 11,000|
|2019 Aussie Millions Poker Championship||15 Jan - 4 Feb||AUD 10,600|
|Destiny 7.0 Finale SnG||27 Jan - 27 Jan||INR 1 lakh (Ticket)|
|APT Japan Tokyo 2019||1 Feb - 11 Feb||JPY 30,000|
|PokerStars Live Okada Manila Millions||5 Feb - 10 Feb||PHP 2,500|