PokerBaazi Premier League in its Season V reached the next level with the prize pool reaching 1.1 CRORE! Season V had a total of 3049 entries in 24 tournaments spread over five days.
Five consecutive days of super exciting tournaments, each one getting its guarantee crushed. This season of the PPL started with a 30 LAC GTD Rebuy event which attracted 146 entries. The craze of PPL was only going to shoot up from here and we saw 190 entries for the next in line, a 50K FreezeOut event.
The 20K HighRoller event this PPL had a 15 LAC guarantee. 98 entries along with 19 re-entries took the prize to a whopping 23.4 LAC! It was Rajat Sharma ‘LungFakeer’, who took away the HighRoller crown along with a big prize amount of 5,61,600. The heads-up match at the final table finished with Rishab Jain on the other side of the crown. Rishab won 4,09,500. The event had top 6 places paid in 6 figures!
In the race up to the Main Event, we witnessed some exciting contests including the big PLO tournament. It was a 5 LAC GTD Rebuy event which started on Day4 of the League. Baazigars proved their love for this variant of the game, taking the prize pool up to almost 8 LAC!
The final day had a line up of 6 tournaments. FreezeOut, Rebuy, a hangover Turbo event & the highlight of this season, 25 LAC GTD Main Event. The Main Event started at 10 PM & had 222 entries. Big names from across the Indian poker spectrum took part in the big game. One of the most talented players in the industry, Kanishka Samant ‘Highness’ emerged as the winner. Kanishka proved his mettle in a battle which lasted for over 8 hours! He took away a prize amount of 5,75,250 out of a massive prize pool of 29.5 LAC.
The most interesting fact of this season of the PPL is about the Baazigar of the Series. PokerBaazi Team Pro Paawan Bansal became the Baazigar of the Series, but without a win! Yes, Paawan got 10 ITMs including 5 final table finishes. He missed the numero uno twice, finishing 2nd in the 45K GTD Rebuy event & 60K GTD 6-Max Turbo Rebuy event.
Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all the participants, who made this India’s biggest online poker league!
The first event began at 6 PM when the action started for the 50K GTD [FreezeOut] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em. 140 players participated in it creating a prize pool of Rs 70000. The player with the username ‘pokerdolt’ took the first spot for a prize of Rs 14700 and ‘young man’ won Rs 10850 for the second position.
The commotion just got bigger when the next event began at 8 PM for the 75K GTD (6MAX) (R+A) where 115 players battled and built up a prize pool worth Rs 152500. ‘pyar_se_dekho’ paced up to the first place by winning Rs 36600, ‘harsh1212’ won Rs 25925 for the second position and ‘ukissmyace’ took the third spot with the prize amount of Rs 18300.
The best just got better with the next event held at 10 PM for HIGHROLLER 1.5 Million GTD. 98 players participated in it making a prize pool of Rs 2340000. ‘LungFakeer’ seized the lead by winning Rs 561600, ‘rishab5759’ took the second place with a prize amount of Rs 409500 and ‘oxymor0n’ won Rs 298350 for the third position.
The next earshot for the main event commenced at 12 AM for 60K GTD (Turbo FO). 150 players joined in it creating a sumptuous prize pool of Rs 90000. ‘dreamingkumar’ chugged the way to the top spot by winning Rs 18900, ‘mafiamessi’ won Rs 13950 for the second position and ‘rohitbegwani’ paved to the third position with a prize amount of Rs 10575.