Meet The Commentators

The India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) is back again and this time with more to win than ever before. Apart from the whopping INR 28 Crore guaranteed prize pool, there’s gold and much more waiting to be won. And to make it better for the entire poker industry in India, there’s live streaming of all major featured tournaments as well! 

Spartan Poker has gone on to sign some of the biggest names in Indian and global poker, to comment on the live-action this IOPC Jan 2021. A total of 6 tournaments from the IOPC schedule will be live-streamed once the final table has been set and the list of commentators for these live streams include:

 Randy Lew

 Celina Lin

 Sangeeth Mohan

 Richard Haridasoham

 Suresh Menon (Guest) 

Randy Lew and Celina Lin

If you are a poker player and don’t know this couple, you have clearly been living under a rock! With over $3 million in live tournament cash among the two, they are both extremely accomplished poker players. Both former PokerStars Pros, Celina is best known for her Red Dragon Main Event 2012 victory in Macau while Randy aka ‘nanonoko’ was more recently brought on board as Security Consultant for Americas Cardroom. 


Sangeeth Mohan

A former Spartan Poker Pro himself, ‘SaMoh’ has gained multiple exploits in live and online poker over the years. Apart from winning the IOPC Main Event himself in 2018, he has got plenty of live titles to his name, in Goa as well as Manila. The former Microsoft employee has been a part of the industry for over a decade and will bring a lot of wit and humor to the IOPC live streams!


Richard Haridasoham

Here’s someone who rose to fame in 2012 when he won the India Poker Championship (IPC) 25k Big Game (Main Event) in Goa. Since then, he has been a keen enthusiast of the game and has often been involved in similar commentary gigs, while also running his own poker podcast called ‘Pokerrajas’.


Suresh Menon

No prizes for guessing who this man is. A very popular comedian and Bollywood actor over the years, Suresh Menon has acted in numerous Hindi films including Grand Masti, Phir Hera Pheri, Partner, Fool N Final, Krazzy 4, and more. Now, he hosts a regular podcast called ‘Kaanmasti’ along with VJ Jose and Cyril d’Abreo. Suresh is also a big fan of the game of poker!

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Here is where you will get all the news from past and present editions of the India Poker Championship. Read about the title winners and the massive prizes they’ve won along with coverage from all the featured tournaments in the IOPC schedule.

News21st, December 2018

Biggest IOPC ever this January at The Spartan Poker

Head to The Spartan Poker from 11-21 January and participate in the biggest edition of the IOPC featuring a massive INR 8.5 Crores in prizes!

News22nd, January 2019

First IOPC of 2019 a smashing success; more than 10 Crores awarded!

More than 10 Crores were awarded to players participating in 2019's first edition of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) which took place at The Spartan Poker

News17th, June 2019

Mind blowing 11 Crores GTD in IOPC July!

An incredible 11 Crores in guaranteed prize money awaits those participate in the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) from 14-28 July at