Sangeeth Mohan wins the main event, while  Pulkit Goyal takes home the Jeep Compass.The Spartan Poker, India’s leading and the most trusted online poker gaming portal, hosted the 2nd edition (2018) of the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) that concluded on a successful note. The 10-day long popular poker tournament witnessed unprecedented participation from poker aficionados across the country. The 2nd edition of the IOPC 2018 featured a total of 55 individual tournaments over the course of 10 days, as well as offered a covered leaderboard prize, a brand new Jeep Compass.

The tournament was a roaring success as the GTD of INR 7cr+ surpassed to become INR 8cr+ due to excess participation.The players to claimtop honours and prizes are Pulkit Goyal from Bathinda, Punjab who grabbed the Jeep Compass and Sangeeth Mohan from Kochi who won the main event and a sum of INR 19,28,988. The main event tournament kicked off at 4:30pm IST on 22nd July, with Sangeeth Mohan beating a total of 682 entries and facing an 11 hour long challenge, to be crowned the winner. 

Commenting on the win, Sangeeth Mohan said, “It was a long way to the win and I had to compete with some extremely skilled-players that raised the challenge further and made the game even more exciting. I am absolutely thrilled about making it to the top especially in a reputed tournament like the IOPC. I am now looking forward to the next edition and what it brings for poker players in the country.

Speaking about winning a Jeep Compass, Pulkit Goyal shared, “The Spartan Poker’s IOPC has once again exceeded expectations of every poker player with great individual tournaments and an outstanding leaderboard prize, the Jeep Compass. I cannot express my happiness on winning one of the best SUVs out there, by doing what I love and giving it my best. I am now certainly waiting for the next edition of IOPC.

On the conclusion of the tournament, Mr Amin Rozani, Co-Founder and MD of The Spartan Poker said, “This is only the second innings of IOPC and in the second edition of 2018, we have already witnessed records being broken, with each of the editions growing. The tournament has grown from 16k entries in the first edition of 2018 to 17K+ entries in the second edition of the year. The response has been outstanding and it is certainly a motivation for us to keep bringing such exciting large-format tournaments for our players.

The India Online Poker Championship is rapidly growing and now is regarded as one of the most prestigious poker tournaments in the country. Looking at the overwhelming response to this year's second edition, the next edition of the tournament is be expected to take place in early 2019.