PokerGuru Tour October Edition (25-28th October) at Casino Royale, Goa

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    • #25726
      Poker Guru

      After a successful four series this year, the PokerGuru Tour (PGT) will be coming back for the penultimate series of PGT Season 2 in October. The four event series will be held from 25-28th October onboard the floating Casino Royale card room. PGT October edition will see a slight change in tournament buy-ins from its previous editions. “There is some big news; we have decided to tweak the buy-ins for PGT a bit. The series will now feature: 5k re-entry , 7k bounty , 30k Main Event and 66k 6-max high roller events” blogged team mentor Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal announcing the change in the PGT events structure.

      Aditya Agarwal clarified the reason behind the change in buy-ins in his blog “Lot of thought has gone into these changes. I am one of the firmest supporters of having no re-entry events since they make no sense for high buy-in-small fields, but for a small buy-in and big field it makes a lot of sense. We finally feel that the field size in our 5k event is big enough to make it a re-entry giving player a much better ROI. The increase in buy-ins for the main event and high roller is keeping in mind what we want to eventually offer to the Indian tournament crowd.” Members can read more in Aditya`s blog.

      PokerGuru Tour has established itself as India’s most popular tournament series offering unmatched value and prizes to all players. The PGT October edition, like all previous PGT events, will once again be completely rake free with PokerGuru giving out at least 100 percent payouts for all events along with silver trophies to all winners and a special prize to the high roller champion.

      Tournament Schedule

      PGT Season 2 Leaderboard
      Consistency pays and no one knows this better then Mumbai`s Jasven Saigal. Jasven a tournament regular has been a consistent top finisher at PGT events and with his 8th place finish in the PGT 12K bounty event in July, he has jumped 3 places to take the lead in the race for the PGT Season 2 INR 12 Lacs leaderboard. The race is however still open as hot on his heels are PGT May champion Husain Lakda followed by Delhi`s Karan Jain and Kolkata`s Prabhat Mukherjea.

      Here is a look at the point’s tally of the top 20 players after the PGT July series:

      For leaderboard point system visit this thread.

      For the complete PGT Season 2 leaderboard standing visit the PokerGuru Tour page.

      If you have any questions please post them here. You may also email queries at [email protected] or call us at +91-9332320067.

    • #33571
      Poker Guru

      Online Satellites to the PGT October Edition Are Now Live On 888 Poker

      All members can now win a package to PGT October Edition in Goa for as little as $22 via a series of PGT online satellites on 888 Poker.

      In addition to the tournament buy-ins, the satellite winners will be eligible for complimentary VALUE ADDED

      PGT Season 2 has a POY of INR 12 Lacs to be paid to the top 10 players. For more details and to register for the PGT October edition click here.

      How to Enter:

      1. Members will need an 888 Account to enter this promotion. If you do not have an 888 account you can get one here.

      2. PGT Value-Added Satellites will be held on 9th September, 23rd September and 14th October (Sunday) at 10pm (IST).

      3. Locate the Tournaments under “All Games” – “Tournaments” – “Restricted” in the 888 Lobby.

      Refer Screenshot:

      Note: This promotion is open to INDIAN players ONLY.

      Each Satellite offers a chance to win tournament tickets to PokerGuru Tour Season 2 October edition.

      Payout Structure:
      5 – Tournament Ticket of 5K – Pays 1 Place
      10 – Tournament Ticket of 10K – Pays 1 Place
      15 – Tournament Tickets of 10K and 5K each – Pays 2 Places
      20 – Tournament Tickets of 15K and 5K each – Pays 2 Places
      25 – Tournament Tickets 15K and 10K each – Pays 2 Places
      30 – Tournament Tickets of 15K, 10K and 5K – Pays 3 Places
      35 – Tournament Tickets of 15K, 1 of 10K and 2 of 5K – Pays 4 Places
      40 – Tournament Tickets of 15K, 2 of 10K and 1 of 5K – Pays 4 Places
      45 – Tournament Tickets of 15K, 2 of 10K, and 2 of 5K – Pays 5 Places
      50 – Tournament Tickets of 15K, 2 of 10K and 3 of 5K – Pays 6 Places
      55 – Tournament Tickets of 15K, 3 of 10K and 2 of 5K – Pays 6 Places

      In case of intermittent number of participants the extra amount in the prizepool will be awarded to the next place finisher (min 10 players required for this to apply). E.G In case of 43 participants, the additional (~Rs3k) in tickets will be awarded to the 5th place finisher.

      *Tournament tickets can be used in any event at PGT Season 2 October edition
      ** Tournament tickets cannot be redeemed for cash and are non transferrable

      PGT Season 2 Leaderboard Standing visit the PokerGuru Tour Page!

      Good Luck everyone and if you have any questions please post them here. You may also email queries at [email protected] or call us at +91-9332320067!

    • #34784
      Arpit Jain

      [FLOAT-LEFT][/FLOAT-LEFT] The October edition of the PokerGuru Tour kicked off with a massive attendance, smashing the turnout record at Casino Royale, Goa. The 5K Re-Entry event garnered a pool of 164 buy-ins on Wednesday, with at least 110 individual entries. The earlier record for a single tournament registration stood at 158 registrations for the 50K event during the Asian Poker Tour in December 2011 in Goa. The total tournament prizepool stood at a whopping INR 8,20,000.

      PokerGuru pro Sangeeth ‘Samoh’ Mohan took up the role of the emcee for a change and announced the numbers. “This is the biggest tournament ever in India, in terms of entries,” he said.

      The tournament started at 9 pm and went on till early in the morning. After 6 hours of play, the final table of 10 was decided with Ishan Panjwani in the chip lead.

      Pune`s Ishan Panjwani won the tournament cashing in a record INR 2,71,000 for the first prize for a 5K event in India. He beat the massive field to come heads up with Dubai`s Rishad Badami, in the first tournament of this edition. Badami bagged the INR 1,40,000 second prize.

      Final Results of the PGT 5K Re-entry event:

      1st: Ishan Panjwani – Rs 2,71,000

      2nd: Rishad Badami – Rs 1,40,000

      3rd: Kanishka Samant – Rs 1,05,000

      4th: Nikhil Maheshwari – Rs 80,000

      5th: Aditya Birla – Rs 60,000

      6th: Anto Periera – Rs 45,000

      7th: Adarsh Gautam – Rs 35,000

      8th: Karan Mehta – Rs 27,000

      9th: Sachin Sinha – Rs 20,000

      10th: Marga G – Rs 15,000

      11th: Karan Verma – Rs 12,000

      12th: Sridhar – Rs 10,000

    • #25727
      Arpit Jain

      The October edition of the PokerGuru Tour concluded on Monday morning Oct 29 when PokerGuru pro Kunal Chandra won the 66K High Rollers tournament. Chandra beat a field of 35 players to win the first prize of Rs 10,50,000 and a Tag Heuer watch worth Rs 85,000. In the final hand, Chandra with beat Adarsh Limbu with from Nepal when he raised 20k pre-flop from the button. Limbu re-raised it to 40k. Chandra called. The flop was checked around. On the turn, which was , Limbu moved all in who was called by Chandra. The river did not help Limbu and Chandra took down the pot.

      Earlier, in the 30K Main Event, Pulkit Kalia was second in chip lead going into the final table and pegged his chances exactly at 36.28 percent to win the main event title. But the New Delhi resident converted the random 36.28 percent to 100 percent when he bagged the PokerGuru 30K Main Event title.
      ,” said Kalia.

      The 24-year-old beat a field of 82 players to come up tops and pocket the Rs 8,50,000 first prize. In the final heads-up battle with Karan Jain, that lasted roughly an hour, Kalia crushed Jain in two back to back hands that handed him the title. In the penultimate hand, Jain opened up the pot with a raise to 40000, which Kalia re-popped to 95000 with blinds and ante at 10,000/20,000 and 2000. Jain with moved all in and got a quick call from Kalia who tabled . The board helped no one and Kalia piled a massive double-up. In the very next hand, Jain with pushed all in with his short stack and again got snap called by Kalia, who showed .

      Read the complete live coverage of the PGT Main event here:,%202012/30K%20Freezeout%20Main%20Event/2012-10-27

      The 66K High-Roller event started later in the evening with 35 players registering for the final event of the October edition of the PokerGuru Tour. In one of the standout hands of the evening, Sailesh Lohia with flopped a quads and won a big hand that involved Sumit Sapra, Kavish Kukreja, Rishad Badami and him. In the hand, Sapra opened with 850 in pre-flop action, to be called by Lohia, Kukreja and Badami. The flop: . Checks all around. On the turn , Sapra bet 2400 and was called by Lohia. The other two folded. After a check from Sapra on an river, Lohia bet 5600 which was called by the former. Lohia showed the nuts prompting a muck from Sapra. heads-up play came to Kunal Chandra and Adarsh Limbu with Chandra bagging the title.

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