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If 2018 has been a year of bigger accolades and greater international recognition for Indian poker players, then the domestic online circuit has not been far behind with virtual action reaching dizzying heights. Needless to say, India’s most trusted poker site – PokerBaazi has been a trendsetter when it comes to churning out high-value tournaments with exciting prize pool guarantees.
The latest offering from the PokerBaazi stable is The Game Changer – a single tournament that comes with a smashing ₹2 Crores guarantee, making it the biggest guaranteed tournament ever in the country!
While the site is yet to release the dates and other details, the site has announced that The Game Changer will feature a guaranteed top prize of ₹50 Lakhs. Looks like this event is most certainly going to be a game changer!
As CEO of PokerBaazi, Navkiran Singh said, “We have added another gear to our drive of metamorphizing Indian Poker. This is yet another milestone and for sure a game changer!
Talking about the tournament, Marketing Director of PokerBaazi Varun Ganjoo added, “₹2 Crores is for sure going to be India’s biggest poker tournament. To top that, the winner gets a toasty ₹50 Lakhs. Isn’t it life changing?”
PokerBaazi has broken new grounds this year offering MTT-regulars a rich and consistent tournament schedule that has already become a benchmark for the industry. It was the first domestic site to introduce a ₹1 Crore GTD tournament in The MoneyMaker. The MoneyMaker made its inaugural run in 2017 where Anuj Kumar ‘aatmaan’ Kodam came out on top and won ₹30 Lakhs.
In 2018, the site has already run 7 editions of this tournament, the last one i.e. Moneymaker 7.0 was taken down by Nikhil ‘stringbet710’ Sayilen for ₹33 Lakhs.
PokerBaazi’s flagship series, i.e. the PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) has been challenging the boundaries of online tournaments in terms of guarantees and prizes offered. PPL Spring ’18 edition ran from February 12-18 featuring a massive prize guarantee of ₹4.1 Crores across 42 events. It was headlined by the ₹1 Crore GTD Main Event that was taken down by Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota for ₹28.23 Lakhs.
The PPL returned in June with the PPL- Summer’18 that ran a roster of attractive events, including the Big 15 (₹15 Lakhs GTD), The Endeavour (₹25 Lakhs GTD), The Vegas (₹25 Lakhs GTD), The Summit (₹20 Lakhs GTD) among others. The showstopper was undoubtedly the ₹1 Crore GTD Main Event. We then saw the PPL Autumn ’18 edition play out in October, carrying a combined guarantee of ₹4.5 Crores and The MoneyMaker was the featured Main Event at the series.
But the best of the PPL 2018 Edition is yet to come! The upcoming PPL Winter Edition’ 18 that is slated to run from December 10-16, 2018 will be the largest-ever tournament series to be hosted by PokerBaazi. PPL Winter Edition ’18 will see an exciting run of tournaments with a combined guarantee of a whopping ₹5 Crores.
PokerBaazi has been running a daily roster of events with flagship tournaments that include The Bout, The Endeavour, The Vegas, Summit, Friyay and ValueTown. We have seen the Sunday regulars like the Baazi Sunday Special SuperStack (BSS) ₹15 Lakhs, BSS PLO ₹5 Lakhs GTD and BSS Mega Stack₹5 Lakhs GTD becoming a staple choice of online grinders.
The buck doesn’t stop only on hosting tournaments. PokerBaazi has also put in considerable time and effort to build an infrastructure and a platform which can match up with their quality offerings, with constant updates and a very competitive and completely revamped Loyalty Rewards program which is widely considered the best Rewards program in the industry. Both the revamped Baazi Rewards Program and the launch of portrait mode gameplay were introduced by PokerBaazi in August this year.
The premier online poker site is successfully running the Grinders Series ₹60 Lakhs Special Edition that kicked off on November 12 and will continue till November 18. There are a total of 35 tournaments along with leaderboard rewards worth ₹3 Lakhs up for grabs.
With soon-to-be-launched ‘The Game Changer’ rearing to go, looks like poker players in India have a lot to look forward too!