Who lost? Who won? Who was the shark? Who was the fish? We indeed defined many jargons this year. PokerBaazi successfully launched four seasons of PokerBaazi Premier League, went live with Baazi Poker Tour and acquired Phoenix room. From Sunny Leone joining the team to PokerBaazi Pro Vikram Kumar making it to Asian Poker Tour Main Event, it was a year with a plethora of celebrations. IPC Champion Jasven Saigal joined the team as a strategic consultant and PokerBaazi went live in many prestigious colleges in India, including IIT Kanpur, IIM Lucknow, and ISB Mohali and many more. It's been an amazing, wonderfully awesome year, and we are so thankful to our players and readers. Thank you, everyone, for being a part of PokerBaazi. We promise great things in the coming year. From the team of PokerBaazi, Happy New Year.
January- Announcement of 2 Lac GTD every Sunday, 1 Lac GTD Baazigar Challenge Series every alternate Saturday and January spotlight 5 Lacs GTD event. Baazigar Challenger Series began on 2nd January and Baazi Royalty carnival began on 12th Jan, where players got the chance to convert their VIP points to real cash chips. 2 Lacs Republic day special at an entry of 10K VIP Points. ‘NanoNoko’ won the Big Baazi Sunday 2 Lacs GTD DeepStack FreezeOut. The announcement of PokerBaazi VIP Race from 10th Feb to 6th Mar. PokerBaazi also launched February Tournament Schedule, which was designed by tournament Pro Abhishek Panda.
February- Announcement of PokerBaazi VIP race from 10th Feb to 6th March, ‘WonkADonk’ won the Baazigar Challenger Series won the 1 Lac GTD PLO, PokerBaazi VIP Race began on Feb 10th, 2 Lac GTD FO event on 14th Feb, ‘Bronx’ won the Baazigar Challenger Series, ‘akhil0488’ won 2 Lac GTD Deepstack FO.
March- Announcement of Baazi high roller with Guarantees shooting up each passing Sunday. 2 LACs GTD, 3 LACs GTD, 5 LACs GTD & 10 LACs GTD on consecutive Sundays every month, Baazi stack challenge to win exciting cash prizes up to 30k, ‘Modi’ won the title ‘Baazigar of the month’, 1 Lac GTD at 2R+A PLO event, ‘Kingisback’ won 2 Lac GTD. The second edition of PPL provided amazing treaties in terms of notable guarantees and prizes. There were 20 different tournaments with a GTD prize of 20 Lacs. The last day created a sumptuous prize pool of Rs 1360000 and ‘Perkio07’ took the top position by winning Rs 374000.
April- Announcement of PLO Challenger series for 1 Lac GTD, Vikram Kumar joined PokerBaazi Launch of PokerBaazi's all new look. New Theme, Avatars, a whole new UI based on modern designs. The introduction of two new features, Run It Twice & Extra Time, Baazi High Rollers 10 L GTD and 5 Lac depositor’s Freeroll, Launch of Poker Summer Carnival, all through month May, June, and July
May- Announcement of PokerBaazi PokerSmash challenge to win an entry to PPL 3 Mega event worth 11K, Mega Sunday MTT schedule to win 6.5 Lacs, Webinar with PokerBaazi pro Abhishek Panda, Paawan Bansal and Vikram Kumar, Summer Heat Carnival to earn VIP Pints, unlock VIP Points levels to claim big bonuses,
June- Announcement of VIP Conversion to convert VIP Points to Real Cash Bonus, Bazi high rollers and a chance to win 2 Lac GTDs. PokerBaazi launched 'Baazi Poker Tour’ a premium live tournament brand in collaboration with Jasven, and Pros at PokerBaazi- Abhishek Panda, Paawan Bansal, and Vikram Kumar. The beginning of the third edition of PPL was phenomenal with 375 entries and created a prize pool of Rs 154800. The player with the username ‘Ukissmyace’ outranked everyone and won Rs 189750. The main event of PPL 3 reached a prize pool of Rs 21.9 Lacs on the last day. ‘KillBill’ emerged as the PPL Leaderboard topper and won 1 Lac real cash chips.
July- Ultimate Highroller Sunday to win 10 Lac GTD, announcement of Five 100X tournaments, WOW Wednesday for big PLO tournaments, PokerBaazi pro took the third spot at the Asian Poker Tour Main Event, thunder Thursday for 60K GTD, Sunny Leone became Brand ambassador of PokerBaazi, introduction of new seat preference, new tournament break timings and announcement of the VIP Race from 4th July to 5th august,
August- Announcement of Big value Sunday and a chance to win 10 Lac GTD, Baazigar Challenger Series for 1 Lac GTD PLO and 5K Challenger Bounty, 2.5 Lac depositor freeroll, high roller Sunday to win 3 Lac GTD, 20 Lac GTD at the two high roller events on 21st August, Baazi Grinders Day to win 1 Lac GTD prizes.
September- Announcement of 3.2 Lac package of WSOPC, PokerBaazi joined hands with Clever Hands, Conserve India to fight against malnutrition, Poker Nights at Equinox annual fee at the most reputed B-School, Indian School of Business, Mohali Campus from 9th to 11th Sep. PPL 4 bestowed the biggest podium for players yearning for ultimate online poker experience with 22 super exciting events and GTD prize of 6.5 Million. The first day saw 531 entries and the main event for 7 Lac GTD created a prize pool of Rs 955000. PPL 4 concluded with 672 entries and the main event for 2 Million [SuperDeep] No Limit Texas Hold’em creating a prize pool of Rs 2310000. The player with the username ‘wolkgiest’ took the top spot by winning Rs 462000
October- A chance to win an iPhone 7 in Rs 1 by playing satellite every day, announcement of Diwali Poker Night in Mumbai, Poker nights at Antaragni, IIT Kanpur from 20th to 23rd October, Baazi Superstars Day and a chance to win 20 Lac GTD in two HighRoller events, Abhineet Jain and Prakash Singh won 3.2 Lac WSOPC package, celebration of PokerBaazi’s 2nd anniversary celebration.
November- Announcement of Baazi Grinder’s day and a chance to get a full package to the 1 Lac GTD series, weekender 1 Lac GTD, PokerBaazi presented Manfest-Varchasva, the annual fest of one of India’s most reputed business institutions, IIM Lucknow, charity tournament with Clever Bud for 5 Lac GTD Re-entry.
December- PokerBaazi.com announced PPL After Party from 19th December - 28th December 2016. PokerBaazi team visited Swami Sivananda Memorial School, where a Clever Bud sustainable food development system was set up. PPL 5 was bigger and better than earlier editions with 22 super exciting events and a GTD prize of 8 Million. The main two highlights of the season were 25 Lac GTD Main event and a 15 Lac GTD 20K HighRoller Event. The season indeed reached the next level with a total of 3019 entries and the prize pool reaching Rs 1.1 Crore. 9. PokerBaazi Team Pro Paawan Bansal became the Baazigar of the Series. The winners of PokerBaazi Premier League Season V Fantasy League were- Paawan Bansal - AceKissers, Rohit Begwani- BubbluDubblu, and Avinash Kumar- Gunner Daddy's, 2 Lac GTD Baazi HighRollers on Christmas eve.