In this era where everything meets commercialism at the end, sports are no different. The debate whether commercialism is necessary in every field or not is futile because change is the only constant and the wave of commercialism is a changing trend that is essential to adopt. In most of the countries, sports are no longer just a medium of entertainment or a way to build international bond. Sports have become one of the most successful professions in terms of money, fame, and glamour. Sportsmen enjoy the status of a celebrity and are idolized by masses at large. But to reach that part, the one thing that is constant is persevering hard work. A sportsman proves himself right from the grass root level that he is worthy of dependence and the celebrity stature to earn the glamour at the later stages.
Sports are greatly patronized in India, especially cricket and hockey. Excluding the corrupt practices within the management, the Indian Government puts in a lot of funding for the better performance of the players. The selection procedure is tough and these days, players rarely get selected in the budding period of their game. Most of the players join the national league quite late and thus their journey of the much deserved success starts late. Also, there are other games like carom, chess which have prestigious stature in the face of World sports but unfortunately, only cater to job satisfaction if taken up as profession, with significantly low earning. You do get a lot of respect for your skills but the monetary benefit is quite far-fetched.
On one side we have outdoor games like cricket and hockey and indoor games like carom and chess, which not only demand your hard work but also support from the management to give you success, on the other hand, we have skill based indoor games like poker which solely go by your skills and your discretion. Here there is no management, no jury, and no board of corrupt directors who judge your talents based on their own interests. Poker players don’t need extraordinary funds to maintain their game and skills. All you need is regular practice and some patience.
In games like the aforementioned ones, no one enjoys a huge payday right from the beginning. You start earning peanuts at first and then ascend slowly upwards to a pay that can be termed as truly ‘handsome’. But poker is different. You brush your skills as you want, decide time on your own and most importantly, don’t have to consider your age to start afresh. You can enter the felt whenever you want, use your skills, defeat your opponents and win mammoth amounts. So, the flow of money and your work hours, both are decided by you. Also, this might sound unbelievable to you, but poker players can win huge amounts in less than 12 hours.
Other sportsmen toil day in and day out just prove their talent to others and still don’t get proper platform but in poker, you prove your talent only to yourself. Once you yourself are convinced, you don’t need to anyone to approve any of your decisions. The amount that other sportsmen make can be earned by you in one-fourth of the time taken by them. E.g- Cricketers make money after a successful series of matches but a poker player requires just one hand or a few hours of the day to earn as much or more. There is no limit to what you take back home.
Apart from the monetary benefit, poker players also enjoy their share of the stardom in the poker world. A successful poker player is not only revered but also becomes a centre of attraction. Sports news portals, especially which are dedicated to poker news mainly, write columns after columns, centring you.
Once you become a poker pro, you not only earn by playing but also are sought after by many poker brands who wish to rope you in as their brand ambassador and advisor- the benefit of an added income.
Celebrated poker players, who are retired, also make money even if they don’t visit the felt religiously and regularly.
So, now, don’t hesitate to commit to poker if you have the talent and skills and also wish to turn your signature into an autograph. Poker is a field for the deserved and not the reserved. It still remains untouched by the negative factors that might pose a threat in the path of any budding poker player who wishes to make it big.
Day 7: Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota ships PPL Spring’18 Main Event for INR 28.2LAC
The PokerBaazi Premier League concluded yesterday with the Spring’18 Edition. The week-long series marks the first of four such series scheduled for 2018. Indian Poker-Pro Manoj ’killbill’ Pentakota took down the 1Crore Guaranteed Main Event for a whopping INR 28.2LAC! Here’s a look at the action from the Final Day.
Event 37: 1L GTD RE
First up was the 1LAC guaranteed Re-entry event, which roped in 129 entries. ‘kris81n’ took down the event, defeating ‘griezmann’ heads up for a payday of INR 29,920.
Event 38: 3L GTD Deepstack Turbo RE
This 3LAC guaranteed Deepstack Turbo Re-entry Event was next in line and attracted a field of 164. Heads up play saw ‘superchor89’ and ‘TheInternetKid’ battling it out, and it was eventually ‘superchor89’ who came out on top and scored INR 60,750 for his efforts.
Event 39: 1CR GTD MAIN EVENT
The event that everybody had their eyes on- the PPL Spring’18 Edition boasted a Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of INR 1Crore! 471 players took part in the event, utilizing an additional 253 re-entries. Eight and a half hours is what it took to crown our champion – Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota. He defeated ‘schemer’ heads up for a life-changing amount of INR 28,23,600. Runner-up received INR 16.01L. The Final table also featured names like ‘kornkid’ (5th), ‘Sidddhu’ (6th) and ‘Killersam’ (8th).
Event 40: 25L GTD RE
Event 40 featured 25L in guaranteed prize pool and roped in 208 players. ‘Acesheart’ took down the event, defeating ‘Sidddhu’ heads up for INR 4,87,500. Second place received a payday of INR 3,62,500.
Event 42: Hangover 2L GTD RE
The trademark Hangover Event concluded the series, and promised INR 2L in guaranteed prize money. ‘kallolbecs’ took down the event defeating ‘floatfish’ heads up for a payday of INR 52,580.
Congratulations to all the winners of Day 7!
Stay tuned as we announce the Leaderboard Winners of the PPL Spring’18 Edition and PPL Fantasy League. Find the details in the links below:
PPL Spring’18 Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-leaderboard
PPL Fantasy League Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-fantasy-leaderboard
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!
Cash game lovers, here’s an exciting news for you. Pokerbaazi is back with its cash promotion along with the phenomenal “The MoneyMaker 3.0”. This promotion is a splendid chance for all the cash game enthusiasts to win big. So what are you waiting for? Bucker up! For this exciting promotion called the “cash drive” is all about befitting you with benefits.
The Cash Drive begins on the 20th of January, 2018 and would run for a solid 3 weeks! Also, you can win upto 300% bonus amount on VIP point races and stack challenges!
Let’s enlighten you, in details, about the “Cash Drive”.
The journey to the 300% bonus amount is divided into three steps. First, a player has to earn 5 times VIP points of the deposited amount using code CASHDRIVE2. If you reach the target, you would be rewarded with the 100% Real Cash amount of the deposited amount.
After the 1st round comes the second round with the challenge and the reward complimenting each other, perfectly. In the second round, you are expected to earn 10 times VIP Points of the deposited amount and you would be rewarded with another 100% Real cash Bonus of the amount deposited.
Apart from this, if you effectively complete two stack challenges, you would bag another 100% Real Cash Bonus. For more details refer to www.pokerbaazi.com
Just to remind all you baazigars, the MoneyMaker 3.0 is commencing on the 26th January 2018. The 1 crore GTD is awaiting to crown the deserving winner and the 1st runner-up with the winning title and reward of 30 LACS and 20 LACS, respectively. You can turn your initial buy-in amount of INR 11000 into a huge fortune. You can also win tickets to the magnanimous event by playing regular satellites for as little as INR 10 or deposit INR 30000 or above with the code “TMMJAN” to receive a free ticket.
Rock the felt!
The 2.6 Crore PokerBaazi Premier League Winter Edition is underway and attracted record-breaking numbers on Day 1. Here are the highlights of the day:
Event 1: 1.5 Lac R+A
The first event of the series kicked off with a field of 154 entries, 280 rebuys and 103 add-ons taking the total prize pool to INR 1,87,950. It was eventually ‘FishermanR’ who defeated ‘fullfront’ in the heads-up battle to record his first win of the series and a healthy reward of INR 38,060.
Event 2: 2 Lac RE
This event saw a field of 192 players (+221 re-entries) battle it out for the total prize pool of INR 2,06,500. Coming out on top of the field was ‘delguy420’, who defeated ‘dhirendra987’ heads up to take down the event and INR 41,300.
Event 3: 3 Lac FO
This Freeze-out tournament attracted 150 players recording a total prize pool of INR 3,02,000. The final table saw poker pro Shravan ‘FishStars’ Chhabria, who was the short-stack, come from the bottom of the pack to take down the event. The last hand saw a 3-way all in where Shravan knocked out 2 players and recorded his first win of the PPL Winter Edition. He won INR 63,420 for his efforts. Runner-up of the event was ‘007BahuBali’.
Event 4: 15 Lac RE
The highlight of Day 1, this event saw a total of 310 entries battle it out for pole position and INR 3,10,000. After nearly 7 hours of poker, it was ‘IamFish007’ who defeated ‘gangajal’ heads-up to win Event 4 and secure some healthy points for the Leaderboard race.
Event 5: 3 Lac Turbo RE
The final event of Day 1 roped in 157 entries (+ 120 re-entries). Heads up play saw two well-known players ‘ChubbyGhost’ and ‘nikita69QQ’ battle it out for first place and INR 60,750. Eventually, it was the former who came out on top. ‘nikita69QQ’ received INR 45,750 for his second-place finish.
Congratulations to all the winners of Day 1! Day 2 kicks off at 3 pm today and is headlined by the 10 Lac GTD Deepstack Freezeout.
The completion of Day 1 of the PPL Winter Edition also marked the beginning of the Leaderboard and Fantasy League Leaderboard races. Here are the standings going on Day 2:
Fantasy League: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/fantasy-leaderboard
Good luck to all the Baazigars for Day 2!
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