DOPT Day 1: The Series Gets Off To A Flying Start; Gokul Raj & Aditya Sushant Win Biggest Events On Opening Day

The long wait for one of India’s most-awaited online poker festivals, the 5 Crore GTD Deltin Online Poker Tournament (DOPT), finally ended yesterday with the marquee online series kicking off on India’s largest poker site, The high-value series got off to a flying start as not only was the INR 94.5 Lac guarantee for the opening day met but smashed as well in the process. A total of 3,467 entries enrolled for the day, generating a mammoth INR 1,06,93,994 in the total prizemoney.

There were a total of 9 winners crowned on the opening day of the series, with the former Paycheck, Mega Suits & Godfather champion Gokul “Niruha” Raj stealing the spotlight. Raj championed the day’s biggest tourney –  the 55 Lac GTD DOPT Highroller. He outlasted Rudramani “rud1478” Pokhrel (2nd for INR 8,84,000) in heads-up to bank INR 15.16 Lac, his best score on

WSOP bracelet winner and 3-time Adda52 Millions champion Aditya “a_sushant” Sushant took down the day’s second-biggest tourney – the 20 Lac GTD DOPT Epic. He bagged an impressive INR 5,87,880 for the grand win after outlasting Mohammad “blankspace” Azhar (2nd for INR 3,39,309) in the heads-up. Shubhadip “mig22” Dasgupta (won 8 Lac GTD DOPT Grand Duke for INR 1,91,176) & Aditya “adit11” Kulkarni (won 3 Lac GTD DOPT Warm-Up for INR 1,27,583) featured among the other prominent winners of the day. Let us have a look at the top results from DOPT Day 1:

55 Lac GTD DOPT Highroller

The opening day schedule of the DOPT had a total of 9 exciting tournaments, with each tourney crushing its respective guarantee. The biggest event of the day was the 55 Lac GTD DOPT Highroller that collected a guarantee-crushing prize pool of INR 55.25 Lac on the back of 221 entries. In the end, it was the former Mega Suits and Godfather champion in Gokul “Niruha” Raj who came out on top to win the mega tourney for INR 15,16,613 – which is his biggest score on Online MTT reg Rudramani “rud1478” Pokhrel placed runner-up to bank INR 8,84,000 for his finish.

  • Total Entries – 221
  • Prizepool – 55.25
  • Places Paid – 24
  • Min Cash – 46,963

The FT was a star-studded affair with the likes of Alok “apb1989” Birewar (3rd for 6,63,000), Surbhit “grovahova” Grover (4th for INR 4,75,150), Yohan “allinmaestro” Patel (5th for INR 3,31,500), & Ankit “d00mtr00p3r” Wadhawan (6th place for INR 2,34,813). Also posting deep finishes were Kanchan “thandicoke” Sharma (7th for INR 1,79,563), & Dhaval “dirtyzoso” Mudgal (8th for INR 1,38,125).

20 Lac GTD DOPT Epic

The second biggest tourney on DOPT Day 1 was the 20 Lac GTD DOPT Epic that enjoyed an eventful run, pulling in a total of 639 entries to surpass its guarantee and create 25.56 Lac in the prize pool. Walking away with the lion’s share of the prize pool was none other than the WSOP bracelet winner Aditya “a_sushant” Sushant who banked INR 5.88 Lac after outlasting Mohammad “blankspace” Azhar (runner-up for INR 3.39 Lac) in heads-up. Rajat “happyfish” Mahajan finished 3rd for INR 2.30 Lac.

  • Total Entries – 639
  • Prizepool – 25.56 Lac
  • Places Paid – 72
  • Min Cash – 8,946

Praveen “thepokerfaceblr” Chandra (4th for INR 1,78,920), Sachin “funky_srs” Sharma (5th for INR 1,27,800), Anant “antypanty” Chaudhary (6th for INR 89,460),Siddhanth “Sidstack” Kripalani (7th for 70,290), & Akshay “Powershell” Asawa (8th for INR 51,120) were the other notables names on the FT.

8 Lac GTD DOPT Grand  Duke

 The other major tourney on Day 1 of the DOPT, the 8 Lac GTD DOPT Grand Duke, saw a field of 688 entries and generated a prize pool of INR 10.94 Lac. Shubhadip “mig22” Dasgupta walked away with the title and top prize worth INR 1.91 Lac, with “dp178” finishing runner-up for INR 1,62,404.

  • Total Entries- 688
  • Prizepool – 10,94,599
  • Places Paid – 72
  • Min Cash – 3,831

Durga “pokerchess” Deepak (3rd for INR 1,11,756), Siddharth “gabandheer” Pandey (4th for INR 1,06,871),  Sanjeeta “realkidsanju” Kumari (6th  for INR 38,311), & Manish “newkidpoker” Lakhotia (7th for INR 30,102),  & Surbhit “grovahova” Grover (8th for INR 21,892) posted deep finishes.

3 Lac GTD DOPT Warm-Up

Online MTT reg, Aditya “Adit11” Kulkarni overcame a guarantee-crushing field of 458 entries in the 3 Lac GTD DOPT Warm-Up to win INR 1,27,583. Amit “ragingbull” Kaushik placed runner-up and banked INR 75,508.

  • Total Entries – 458
  • Prizepool – 5,20,745
  • Places Paid – 49
  • Min Cash – 2,864

Also on the final table was Kritagya “kritagya_17” Sharma who finished in 5th place for INR 26,037.

Other Winners From DOPT Day 1

The mystery player “Sj7575” (Won 2.5 Lac GTD DOPT Deep Dive for INR 85540),“Sreejith79” (Won 2 Lac GTD DOPT Royale PKO for INR 89,964), Hemant ‘314admiral’ Sharma (Won 1.5 Lac GTD DOPT Daily Kickoff for INR 47,700), “loadedtrump” (Won 1.5 Lac GTD DOPT Suites for INR 74,522), and “ishtpreet92” (Won 1 Lac GTD DOPT Flint for INR 40,125) were among the other DOPT title winners.

DOPT Leaderboard Standings After Day 1

With Day 1 of the DOPT in the rearview, the 10 Lac DOPT  Leaderboard race has Faiz Alam aka “TheInternetKid” (238 points) leading the chart with Devrat “vickypune” Singh (215 points) and WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant aka “A_Sushant” (191) rounding out the top three spots.