India's biggest online poker series, Spartan Poker's India Online Poker Championship (IOPC), has been hailed a great success after a total prize pool of Rs. 32 Crores was paid out.
That made the IOPC the largest online series in Indian poker history. The second edition of the series saw 90,990 entries across two weeks of tournaments.
The IOPC Main Event went to Harshit Sanghi (pictured above), who outlasted Kunal Bhatia heads-up, plus 4,074 other entries, to win a massive Rs. 47.37 Lakhs. Bhatia won Rs. 42.36 Lakhs.
After the conclusion of the tournament, Mr Amin Rozani, Founder and Managing Director of Spartan Poker, said: "The 2nd edition of IOPC 2020 has witnessed records being broken with 90,990 entries. We could not have asked for a better and spectacular way to end the season.
"It is a real testament to the depth of talent that you find on the India Online Poker Championship and to how hard the players fight for the prestige of that title. The outstanding response that we have been receiving each year keeps us on our toes to take IOPC on next level. This season, we crowned the deserving poker champion of India with the largest GTD ever."
Other IOPC winners of notable titles are as follows: Millionaire United - Manish Lakhotia, IOPC High Rollers - Raghav Bansal and Gokul Raj, Leaderboard - Bhanu Prakash, Super High Roller - Anuj Yadav, and Millionaire Legend - Sriharsha Doddapaneni.
Spartan Poker had heavily promoted the IOPC with the marketing push featuring a 'Funny Mindsets' nine-minute video with TV stars.
Competitor PokerStars India was also in the news recently with the launch of its new 'I'm in' campaign with their brand ambassador, cricketer MS Dhoni.