Goregaon’s Kanishka Samant wins Poker Championship

Kanishka Samant

On January 18, the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) concluded its Day 8. The day saw a total of 6 tournaments being hosted on The Spartan Poker, out of which one was the signature Spartan tournament Triple Bubble, and the biggest of them all was the Friday feature tournament – IOPC #41 – The Elite INR 50 Lakhs GTD – which had an increase in its guarantee for the IOPC.

The winner to emerge from the long 8-hour grind was online regular Kanishka Samant aka ‘Wildflower’, taking home a good pay-check of INR 12,74,534 for his awesome 1st place finish. He took the lion’s share of the prize pool after a 3-way deal between him, ’Crime_Master_Gogo’ and ‘pokerkilll’ who got INR 11,68,724 and INR 10,54,851 respectively.

Samant is a regular player on Spartan as well as other platforms and has accumulated plenty of titles and cash previously. He also won Spartan’s Sunday SuperStack in May 2018 for over INR 5.7 Lakhs.

He is a well accomplished live player too, having played across the Asia-Pacific region, including places like Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Macau, Gangtok, and Goa. His best live win came in 2015, when he shipped the IPC Main Event for INR 11,50,000.

The Elite yesterday attracted a playing field of 308 entries (including 72 re-entries) for a buy-in of INR 27,500. The field was a huge one for a buy-in like this and crushed the guarantee and created a prize pool of INR 77 Lakhs.

Source: Gutshot Magazine 


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