Day 5: PPL Spring’18
The PokerBaazi Premier League Spring’18 Edition concluded its fifth Day with Events 25 through to 30. Here’s how the Day unfolded:
Event 25: 1L GTD R+A
The Day kicked off with Event 25 – a 1LAC guaranteed Rebuy/Add-on event. It saw 118 entrants along with 193 rebuys. Heads up saw ‘jeeven’ defeat ‘flippp’ for the win and a payday of INR 22,000.
Event 26: 3L GTD 6-max RE
Next up was the 3LAC guaranteed 6-max Re-entry event, which roped in 95 entries along with 84 re-entries. It was eventually ‘criminal_mind’ who took down the event, beating ‘abhishek081190’ Heads up for a sweet payday of INR 72,000.
Event 27: 4L GTD FO
The 4LAC guaranteed Freeze-out Event was next in line and attracted a field of 130 players. After over 5 hours of play, heads up saw ‘VJS2807’ and ‘Lucid’ battling it out, with the former coming out on top and winning a prize of INR 88,000 for his efforts.
Event 28: 2.5L GTD R+A
Event 28 was a 2.5LAC guaranteed Rebuy/Add-on event. 95 players took part in the event, utilizing a total of 158 rebuys. ‘qazxsw2’ came out on top of the field, defeating ‘agent080’ heads up for a score of INR 60,000.
Event 29: 50L GTD 6-max HighRoller
The big one of the Day, Event 29 marked the featured Event – a 50LAC guaranteed 6-max Highroller event. 118 of the biggest names in Indian poker took part in this event, utilizing a total of 49 re-entries. It was none other than recent WSOP bracelet winner Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant who took down the event, defeating ‘Sara24’ Heads up for the title and a mammoth Payday of INR 11,00,000. Second place was rewarded INR 8,25,000.
Event 30: The BIG 10 (5RE)
The final event of the day was the Big 10 – a 10LAC guaranteed Re-entry event. Over 6 and a half hours of play was what it took to crown the winner – ‘fsociety’ who defeated ‘AbhishekRathod’ heads up for the win and a payday of INR 2,10,600.
Congratulations to all the Winners of Day 5!
Day 6 of the PPL Spring’18 kicks off at 2:00 pm today and is Headlined by the 15LAC guaranteed Main Event Warm-up, scheduled for 8:00 pm.
The complete schedule of the PPL Spring’18 is available here: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl#ppl
Day 5 Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-leaderboard
Day 5 Fantasy League Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-fantasy-leaderboard
Good luck for Day 6 Baazigars!
PPL Spring’18: Day 4
The PokerBaazi Premier League Spring’18 Edition has crossed the half-way mark with the completion of Day 4 last night. Here are the updates from yesterday’s Events:
Event 19: 1.5L R+A
Day 4 kicked off with 1.5LAC guaranteed Rebuy/Add-on Event which attracted 117 entrants. Coming out on top of the field was ‘Hsupta’, who defeated ‘kngs’ heads up and took home INR 33,000 for his efforts.
Event 20: 3L Deepstack Turbo RE
The second event of the Day was the 3LAC guaranteed Deepstack Turbo event, which roped in 135 players. Heads up play saw ‘Killersam’ and ‘mafiamessi’ battling it out, and it was eventually ‘Killersam’ who came out on top scoring INR 63,000 for his win.
Event 21: 2L 6-max R+A
Event 21 was a 2LAC guaranteed 6-max Rebuy/Add-on event, and attracted a field of 111, utilizing a total of 241 rebuys. ‘ChubbyGhost’ continues to enjoy a successful PPL with a victory in this event, defeating ‘fish_calling’ heads up for a payday of INR 48,000.
Event 22: The BIG 5 Deepstack RE
Next up was a 5LAC guaranteed Deepstack event. It roped in 140 entries (and 105 re-entries) and saw one of the most exciting Final Tables. Young poker pros Nishant Sharma, Akshay Nasa and Manoj Pentakota were the last three players left in the event. It was eventually Nishant ‘nishant177’ Sharma who defeated Akshay ‘sherlock52’ Nasa heads up for the win and a prize amount of INR 1,05,000.
Event 23: The SUMMIT 30L Deepstack
This 30LAC guaranteed Deepstack event was the featured event of the day. INR 11,000 gave you a shot at the mammoth INR 5.9LAC top prize, and it was ‘Sara24’ who came out on top of the field of 219. Heads up play saw ‘Sara24’ defeat ‘praf11’ for the win. ‘MrRobot’, who is having a great PPL so far finished 3rd in the event, while PokerBaazi Team PRO Abhishek Panda finished 4th.
Event 24: PLO Highroller 25L (5RE)
The final event of the day was the much awaited PLO Highroller, with a guaranteed Prize pool of INR 25LAC. 125 players took part in the event, utilizing an additional 86 re-entries. It took nearly 7.5 hours to crown our winner – ‘sp175’, who defeated ‘callmenow’ heads up and took home a sweet INR 5.5LAC for his efforts. Second place was rewarded INR 4.1LAC.
Congratulations to all the Winners of Day 4.
We kick off Day 5 at 2:00 pm today, and Event #29 – a 50LAC Highroller event will be headlining the Day’s events.
The complete schedule of the PPL Spring’18 is available here: : https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl#ppl
Day 4 Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-leaderboard
Day 4 Fantasy League Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-fantasy-leaderboard
Good luck for Day 5 Baazigars!
Tips For Poker Players-
People have varied opinions about how to play most strategically when you are competing opponents at the felt. But ironically strategies are not very well defined in the game of poker. An individual needs to use his presence of mind and act accordingly. But yes, there are few tips that work as life-saver at the felt. Though they sound very basic and insignificant, they support your strategies at the felt, ensuring that you sweep the pot at the end. All these tips that I am going to give you today are directly from the horse’s mouth. The top-notch poker players religiously abide by these and the results are before you through the live coverage of any on-going poker tournament. Following are the tips that you should embed in your mind for the rest of your poker career:
1) Avoid using alcohol or marijuana: Alcohol is very harmful while you are at your game. Alcohol consists of chemicals that tamper with your mental stability temporarily and take your senses away. Few people become too relaxed after drinking while others take up a lot of stress, both of which can affect your game in two different ways. Though some people claim that smoking up cannabis increases concentration manifold and gives clarity to your thoughts, but for most of the people it can work other way. So, if you are not into cannabis very much or are unsure about your physical repercussions after the intake of cannabis, avoid it to be on a safer side. Remember, fresh mind is hundred times better than an unsure, intoxicated and calm mind.
2) Do not be impulsive: sometimes, your gut feelings work wonders for your but most of the time, it’s your excitement that influences you under the garb of instincts. So, gauge well before you take a decision. Remember, it is no shame to avoid raise or re-raise and simply check and call at the felt. Realise that, the check and call act is a mandatory part of the game. Aggressive and impulsive players only lose a lot of money because such players get easily identified at the felt and opponents take advantage of the situation.
3) You mind should remain icy-cold at all times: Anger is Satan and ungodly. Any work gets totally ruined when anger grips over the doer. So keep your calm even if you find yourself low on stacks or very close to elimination. Take a break if you need to, get some fresh air, get clarity on your strategies, introspect your game and come back like a boss to win back all that you have lost. In case of the other way round, you will end up making yourself angrier because all this will lead to complete loss of money and as a result self confidence.
4) Eat carefully: people have different eating habits and all those who survive on junk mostly might not agree but they do feel a kind of restlessness after every heavy meal because the oil and fried doesn’t really digest fast. So, learn to eat healthy and light food that doesn’t require extra energy for digestion and keeps you full for longer periods. Remember, productivity decreases manifold when you are hungry.
5) Sleep well: it is very important that you sleep well right before you participate in any game. But sleeping well doesn’t mean over-sleeping because the latter usually keeps you drowsy throughout. Sleep for adequate hours to freshen up your mind and give your best performance at the felt.
These are the 5 tips that are followed by the majority of the successful poker players of the world. Develop these habits and see yourself climbing up the ladder of success in no time.
Vanessa Selbst is a revered poker celebrity who has 1had a magnificent poker career all throughout. Interestingly, after her retirement from poker, she chose trade market investment as her new profession which in turn is a hint towards the possibility of poker players being comparatively more skillful while investing money in the stock market.
Aaron Brown, author of “the poker face of wall street” firmly believes that the game of poker and the trends of stock market have a lot of similarities. Brown drew this inference from his own experience – he has been a poker player all his life. Also, trade market was his profession for 30 years. From his 30 year stock market career, he felt that there is a lot of similarity between poker and stock market.
Since both the fields are under the influence of probability to quite an extent, here we are to draw a parallelism between trade market and the game of poker:
Taking risk is the first step: successful poker players and great stock market traders know it very well that risk is the stepping stone to success in their field. On one hand they know, any moment, they can face huge losses but on the other hand they also know that it can also be recovered in the same way. The most successful poker players and investors know what it feels like to take a serious risk, and they don’t let it rattle them too much. Maybe they’ve even “pushed the rent money into the middle of the table,” Brown says.
Both poker players and traders should be observant to the trends that led to their win. Taking those patterns as reference, maestros of both the field secure their profit.
Analyzing the pattern: traders and poker players are subjected to two different scenarios while analyzing patterns. A poker player analyzes his opponents from the change in his or her body language, the pattern of betting and various other factors. But to be a good trader, you need to do extensive reading and research on the previous market trends to save your money from being wasted. Early wins are a result of the correct impromptu decision whereas profits at large come from extension research and updated knowledge of the market.
Team work: unlike poker, trading is a team work. You cannot earn well from the stock market without partnership and team work. But in poker, your win is your credit. Thus, this habit of working solo sometimes results into repulsiveness towards team work, in case of poker players. This brings their downfall while investing in stock market.
The third edition of 1 CRORE Guaranteed The MoneyMaker comes to an end, declaring Priyadarshi Rajnish as the winner, who walked away with the winner's prize money of 30 LAC. After him, it is Manish Jain, who has secured the position of the first runner-up, bagging prize money amounting to 20 LAC.
The MoneyMaker is India's first 1 CRORE prize money online poker tournament! Poker is not a very favoured game in India up till now (things are visibly changing with time though), unveiling an online tournament of this high value was really a big move on the part of PokerBaazi.com. But, Indian poker enthusiasts have shown their utmost support through their extremely high participation from every corner of India.
Since the very first edition, The MoneyMaker has been a very successful online poker tourney and now, the third edition has attracted an excellent field of 734 unique entrants and 430 re-entries taking the prize pool to 1,16,40000. The excitement of this huge tourney was in the air long before the D-Day. PokerBaazi.com, which always prioritizes the Baazigars above all, had rolled out regular satellites and promotions to make the ticket to the MoneyMaker easily available for all, especially the Baazigars. The initial buy-in for this mammoth event was INR 11000.
The felt wasn’t very easy. All the entrants gave a tough fight to each other to bag the winner’s title. One of the most memorable hands was right before the heads-up battle between Rajnish and Manish. “PaperBoat” and “pottysingh” were dealt with 10d, As; and 6h,5h, respectively. The hand was a significant one and “pottysingh” lost almost all his chips to the eventual Rank 1, “paperboat”. The board flipped 3h Js 9h 3d 9c. “PaperBoat” called a massive bet with an A-high on the river and destroyed what would otherwise have proved to be a brilliant bluff!!
In all, the players securing the first 82 positions came in the money.
Here’s the top 5 results:
Place Players Prize Money
1 Priyadarshi ‘PaperBoat’ Rajnish 30 LAC
2 Manish ‘youngistan’ Jain 20 LAC
3 Anirban ‘pottysingh’ Das 10.76 LAC
4 Wilson ‘kalingkaling’ Yomso 7.85 LAC
5 Shashwat ‘shash26’ Agarwal 5.23 LAC
Hearty congratulations to the warriors who have fought the felt rightfully and used their skills to snatch away their well-deserved titles. Pokerbaazi.com is very pleased to have made the experience of The MoneyMaker, a treat for all the poker enthusiasts. At the end of the tourney, the CEO of Pokerbaazi.com, Navkiran Singh said, “I heartily congratulate the winners of the tourney. Also, my best wishes go to every player who participated in the event. It gives me immense pleasure to sense so much dedicated support from players across the country. PokerBaazi was, is and would continue working to provide poker with its much-deserved pedestal in the face of Indian Sports. Thank you all for making this event a grand success.”