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India is certainly seeing a surge in poker, with another destination getting a brand new tournament series. Poker players in the City of Joy have a reason to rejoice with the announcement of the Kolkata Poker Championship (KPC), that is all set to make its debut at the Turn n’ Riva poker club on March 26. The new series is a joint-initiative of Mayank Agarwal and Diddy Thacker, Director of the Turn n’ Riva poker room. A two-day affair, this first edition will be capped at the first 45 entries for the ₹25K Freezeout event that will see the top five players making the money. The past year saw the growing success of the India Poker Championship (IPC), leading to the resurrection of the live tournament scene in Goa.
Additionally, the emergence of a new poker hub in Bengaluru, with several local tournaments have spelt a flourishing time for the game, giving players more opportunities to play and hone their skills in a competitive environment. Stoked by this thriving scene, it is now Kolkata’s turn to enjoy the same and Agarwal has affirmed this saying, “With the growing popularity of poker all over the country, it brings me immense pleasure to declare that even Kolkata is all geared up to host its first edition of Kolkata Poker Championship (KPC) hosted by the Turn n’ Riva club on 26th of this month. After participating in numerous IPC events held at Deltin Royale, Goa and witnessing the massive enthusiasm among players from all across the country, even we have decided to take a step forward in this direction. This initiative is to provide the best tournament experience to all the players here in Kolkata, who for some reason or the other have not been able to avail the opportunity. We hope this will help them get used to the tournament poker zone so that they may also be able to compete against some of the best minds in the industry in the coming future and make a name for themselves.”
Speaking about the event, Agarwal adds, “KPC will be hosted across 2 days with the maximum number of entries restricted to 45 players on 26th and 27th of March, 2016. It is a FREEZEOUT event with a buy in of ₹25,000 and will be a deep structured event. The payout is going to be top heavy (5 players) and the final table will comprise of 8 players to be held on 27th March.” The KPC will also have satellites and Agarwal informed, “The satellites for the KPC will begin on 16th of this month and the club has taken the responsibility of organizing one every day till 25th March. The registration desk for the event will be open from 15th March and the first 45 players to register with the deposit (telephonic or message confirmations not considered as registration for the event) will stand a chance to battle it out for the KPC trophy and prize money later this month.” Reaching out to the Kolkata player community, he says, “I would like to urge each and every player to extend their support towards this event and be a part of the inaugural edition of KPC to help us out in making it a bigger and a much better endeavour in the years to come. Looking forward to your participation!”
Interested players can connect on the numbers mentioned below for more details: Mayank Agarwal – 9883051686 Diddy Thacker – 9831195251/9830895251 Bruce- 9903149448 Samuel- 9830201259.