Amit Jain takes lead in India Player of the Year standings
The second edition of the India Poker Championship (IPC) took place from 07-10 March and saw Mumbai's Amit Jain emerge as the winner of the 25k Big Game (Main Event). With that win, Jain went one better than the January edition of the IPC where he finished in 4th place, with eventual winner Anuruddha Meddegoda going on to become India Poker Champion 2013.
Mumbai is dominating the India Player of the Year (IPOY) leaderboard but players from New Delhi, Gujarat, Goa and Hyderabad are also making their presence felt on the leaderboard. The IPOY essentially awards points for the top performances in the IPC and at the end of the year, the most consistent player is declared winner of the IPOY. Along with all the prizes he or she may win thought out the IPC events they play in, the IPOY winner will also receive an additional prize in the form of a sponsorship from the IPC. This sponsorship will award free tournament entries to the winner over the course of the 2014 season.
Jain has had a pretty good start to the 2013 season and with 2 money finishes in the March edition, he has taken a solid lead over good friend and city mate, Jasven Saigal who also scored a title at the March IPC.
|1||Amit R Jain||Mumbai||1056|
|4||Kanishka Kapoor||New Delhi||730|
|14||Ali Nawaz Merchant||Mumbai||400|
|15||Uday Patil||Navi Mumbai||392|
|16||Rajat Jain||New Delhi||384|
|17||Rohit Madhur||New Delhi||336|
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