It’s that time of the year again when the biggest online poker series of India hits the virtual felts at SpartanPoker.com. And this time it’s even bigger! That’s right… a massive, mouth-watering 11 Crores is up for grabs in guaranteed prizepools at the upcoming India Online Poker Championship (IOPC). Taking place at SpartanPoker.com from 14-28 July at SpartanPoker.com, the IOPC will feature a staggering 82 tournament events all of which will carry a guaranteed prizepool across different buy-ins and formats. There will also be an IOPC leaderboard in play for all participating players worth INR 30 Lakhs. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of the series:-
Unlike previous editions, this IOPC will begin on a Sunday i.e. 14 July with a minimum of 54 Lakhs being given away on the first day itself of the series. As before, Spartan has incorporated many of its marquee tournaments into its IOPC schedule and most will carry a bigger guarantee than usual. So players can participate in juicier tournaments like the Destiny, Sunday SuperStack, Headhunter, WTF, Elite, Big Daddy, Highrollers and more.
Return of the Millionaire
The tournament that put Spartan on the Indian online poker map is its signature tournament called the Millionaire, promising a 7-figure payday to the winner and second place finisher as well. This time around the Millionaire returns after a break in the IOPC schedule with a exciting 2 crore guaranteed prizepool for a buy-in of INR 11,000. There will be six starting flights for this super event starting from 24 July every evening at 6:00 pm with the Day 2 finale to be completed on the last day of the series i.e. 28 July. In the last edition of the Millionaire, which took place in January 2019, Jai ‘Joey’ Saha walked away with a massive 25 Lakhs for his victory while another of the top online talents in the country, Ashish Munot score 14.70 Lakhs for his runner-up finish. While those numbers look fantastic, one key thing sets this edition apart. This time’s guarantee is double at 2 Crores which means the winner is likely looking at a payday of well over 30 Lakhs! This tournament will be one of the top favourites of anyone who is participating in this time’s IOPC series.
All Monday-Saturdays of the series will see the Daily Hi-Fi morph into the IOPC Hi-Fi where most buy-ins will be around the INR 2,500 mark and having guarantees ranging from 6 Lakhs to 12.5 Lakhs. The final IOPC Hi-Fi will take place on 27 July with a amazing 18 Lakhs prizepool and a buy-in of INR 6,600.
All participating players in the IOPC can also earn big bucks by doing well and scoring points towards the IOPC Leaderboard. With 30 Lakhs on offer, everyone will be gunning for the top prize of a brand new luxury automobile called the MG Hector. You may have their commercials recently on air featuring Benedict Cumberbatch. Well if its good enough for Dr. Strange, it certainly will do just fine for the player who eventually tops the leaderboard. Even finishing among the top 10 point places, will assure these winners a share of the 30 Lakhs in cold, hard cash.
Satty your way in
While Spartan Poker is well known for its tournament offerings like the Spartan Super Series and the Little Big Series, those do cater to a slightly lower set of buy-ins. The IOPC overall has bigger buy-ins but don’t let that turn you off. You can satellite your way into many of the top tournaments on schedule by participating in the IOPC Super Sattys. A satellite is a tournament where you play for a fraction of the original buy-in and depending on the satty turnout, one or more players could win tickets into the top notch IOPC tournaments. Check out the satty schedule below the event schedule image below.
The month of July is going to pring up plenty of title winners and multiple lakhs in winning amounts to plenty of players from the Indian poker circuit. Will you be one of those players? Will you be the one who drives away a brand new Hector MG?! Only one way to find out – by participating in the India Online Poker Championship exclusively at SpartanPoker.com. Click here for details and TnCs.