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Second Edition of PokerBaazi Classics Sports a Bigger ₹6 Crores Prize Pool Guarantee Across 22 Flagship Events (July 31 – August 7)

PokerBaazi Classics July 2022
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  • Namita Ghosh July 27, 2022
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India’s foremost online poker brand PokerBaazi entered 2022 with a fiercely competitive MTT line-up as part of a brand-new “PokerBaazi Classics.Earlier this month, it made another BIG announcement by roping in Bollywood A-Lister Shahid Kapoor as its newest Brand Ambassador, following it up by launching the catchy “You Hold the Cardscampaign. Right alongside, PokerBaazi played host to a hugely successful APT India Online Series.

It’s going to be raining money again on the site with the second edition of the PokerBaazi Classics just a few days away. Starting July 31, the site will play host to 22 MTTs that form part of the series’ schedule. The best part is that the prize pool guarantee for the second edition of the PokerBaazi Classics has been increased by ₹1 Crore compared to the inaugural edition and comes loaded with ₹6 Crores in assured cash prizes!

The MTT fest will bring on the best of PokerBaazi’s long-time favorites, including top picks like BSS Monsterstack, Endeavour, Pride, Summit, Weekly HighRoller, ValueTown, and the BSS Megastack, and BSS Superstack – all with amped-up guarantees.

The excitement begins with no other than the single-flight, 1 Crore GTD PBC#1 The Money Maker, starting at 6 PM on July 31.

Headlining the series will be India’s first ₹2 Crore GTD tournament, Game Changer, which begins proceedings on August 4.


PokerBaazi Classics 2.0 Schedule

Date & TimeEventBuy-in (₹)
July 31, 6 PMPBC#1 MoneyMaker ₹1 Crore GTD (RE)₹11,000
July 31, 7:30 PMPBC#2 BSS Monsterstack ₹25L GTD (RE)₹3,300
August 1, 8 PMPBC#3 Endeavour ₹40L GTD 1A (RE)₹4,400
August 1, 9 PMPBC#4 Holdem Boost ₹10L GTD (RE)₹1,100
August 2, 8 PMPBC#5 Endeavour ₹40L GTD 1B (RE)₹4,400
August 2, 9 PMPBC#6 Holdem Boost ₹10L GTD (RE)₹1,100
August 3, 7:30 PMPBC#7 Pride ₹20L GTD (RE)₹3,850
August 3, 8 PMPBC#8 Endeavour ₹40L GTD Day 2 (Final)NA
August 3, 9 PMPBC#9 Holdem Boost ₹10L GTD (RE)₹1,100
August 4, 7:30 PMPBC#10 Summit ₹40L GTD (RE)₹8,250
August 4, 8:30 PMPBC#11 Game Changer ₹2 Crores GTD Day 1A (RE)₹5,500
August 4, 9 PMPBC#12 Holdem Boost ₹10L GTD (RE)₹1,100
August 5, 7:30 PMPBC#13 Weekly HighRoller ₹40L GTD (RE)₹11,000
August 5, 8:30 PMPBC#14 Game Changer ₹2 Crores Day 1B (RE)₹5,500
August 5, 9 PMPBC#15 Holdem Boost ₹10L GTD (RE)₹1,100
August 6, 7:30 PMPBC#16 ValueTown ₹25L GTD (RE)₹2,750
August 6, 8:30 PMPBC#17 Game Changer 2 Crores GTD Day 1C (RE)₹5,500
August 6, 9 PMPBC#18 Holdem Boost ₹10L GTD (RE)₹1,100
August 7, 3 PMPBC#19 Game Changer ₹2 Crores Day 1D (Turbo - RE)₹5,500
August 7, 7 PMPBC#20 BSS Superstack ₹40L GTD (RE)₹5,500
August 7, 8 PMPBC#21 BSS Megastack ₹15L GTD (RE)₹2,750
August 7, 9 PMPBC#22 Game Changer ₹2 Crores GTD Day 2NA


The Game Changer & The MoneyMaker

Online poker in India has come a long way in the last few years, and PokerBaazi has stayed ahead of the competition on the back of its premium tournament offerings like The Game Changer and The MoneyMaker. Both events were the first to be offered in the country at their pitted ₹2 Crore and ₹1 Crore prize pool guarantees.

The MoneyMaker was launched first, in 2017, with Anujkumar Kodam landing the first-ever MoneyMaker title.

Anujkumar Kodam
Anujkumar Kodam


Another 12 editions of the tournament have been held since, leading up to PokerBaazi’s Baazi Billions promotion (March 25 – May 23, 2022), which ran another seven The MoneyMaker editions. WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant won the seventh and the final MoneyMaker tournament on May 8, banking ₹14.75 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Kanishka Upreti, who walked away with a bigger ₹17.60 Lakhs paycheque.

Aditya Sushant
Aditya Sushant


The MoneyMaker will be the star attraction on the opening day of the PokerBaazi Classics. The ₹11,000 buy-in flagship will make its usual single-day run starting at 6 PM on July 31, Sunday.

The Game Changer is one of PokerBaazi’s top MTT offerings that debuted in February 2019, offering for the first time in the country a ₹2 Crore prize pool guarantee for a buy-in of ₹11,000. Prashanth Sekar emerged as the first-ever Game Changer champion and won ₹33 Lakhs after striking a four-way deal.

Prashanth Sekar
Prashanth Sekar


The subsequent The Game Changer editions ran with a reduced ₹5,500 buy-in. Shagun Jain (Won The Game Changer 2.0 for ₹40.78 Lakhs), Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalani (Won The Game Changer 3.0 for ₹40.02 Lakhs), Jaikiran Kumar (Won The Game Changer 4.0 for ₹33.16 Lakhs) won the subsequent editions of the flagship tournament.

The Game Changer 5.0 was part of the inaugural PokerBaazi Classics in January. Sonu Shejpal grabbed the prestigious title and a massive ₹25.45 Lakhs payday after striking a four-way deal with Akshay Joshi, Avish Sharma, and Shivam Khandelwal.

Sonu Shejpal
Sonu Shejpal


The Game Changer 6.0 features a ₹5,500 buy-in and will commence proceedings on August 4. The multi-flight tournament will run four starting flights in the run-up to Day 2 on August 7.

The Game Changer 6.0 schedule:

  • Day 1A – August 4 at 8:30 PM
  • Day 1B – August 5 at 8:30 PM
  • Day 1C – August 6 at 8:30 PM
  • Day 1D – August 7 at 3 PM
  • Day 2 – August 7 at 9 PM


Other PokerBaazi Classics 2.0 Attractions

> ₹25 Lakhs GTD BSS MonsterStack: Buy-in – ₹3,300, July 31

> ₹20 Lakhs GTD Pride: Buy-in – ₹3,850, August 3

> ₹40 Lakhs GTD The Endeavour: Buy-in – ₹4,400, August 1 – 3

(2 Starting Flights, Day 2 from 8 PM on August 3)

> ₹40 Lakhs GTD The Summit: Buy-in – ₹8,250, August 4

> ₹40 Lakhs GTD Weekly High Roller: Buy-in – ₹11,000, August 5

> ₹40 Lakhs GTD BSS SuperStack: Buy-in – ₹5,500, August 7

> ₹25 Lakhs GTD Value Town: Buy-in – ₹2,750, August 6

PokerBaazi has steadily upped its game in the last two years with improved offerings and technological advancements. After migrating to a new and improved poker app, the poker operator launched a new-age desktop app in October 2021, marking its seventh anniversary.

Halfway through 2022, the brand has been equally aggressive. It celebrated the milestone of dealing its 1 Billionth hand by hosting the “Baazi Billions” and recently crossed 1,000 concurrent players on its cash tables.

For tournament players, the site has hosted flagship MTT stops like the ‘₹10 Mein 10 Lakhpati,’ National Poker Series (NPS) 2.0, the Lakhpati Series, the 1100 Texas Hold ’em Championship (THC), and more recently, the fourth edition of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) India Online Series.

The first PokerBaazi Classics sounded off the brand’s ambitious MTT repertoire for the year. The upcoming PokerBaazi Classics 2.0 is the perfect monsoon offering for players looking to compete in some of PokerBaazi’s biggest hits.


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