Jul 20, 2019


Want to win real cash for free? Why Not!

Making good amounts of money without spending a single rupee is an option only a fool would not choose. If it’s free entry tournaments on PokerBaazi, then you are definitely missing a lot here!

Here’s how you can easily be a poker shark in a sea of poker fishes:

Don’t jump in with all the vigour

Sit tight initially, because, at the beginning of an online free entry tournament, the players go ahead with crazy hands. Lots of all-ins will be done without a hint of premeditation. So wait until the chaos ends. Do not play “real poker” in this phase.

Be fearless!

Being an aggressive player is the go-to style of playing poker and the same is true in the case of freerolls. Since there is no real money value attached to your chips in this game, you can play as fiercely as you want. However, going overboard would be a fool’s doing. Be aggressive but always use your brains!

Play big pairs like a maniac!

A maniac is someone who plays wildly and is someone who is not a highly-skilled player. However, if you are holding a pair of aces, go crazy! The chances are the lesser experienced players will be raising or calling which will pump up the pot. The experienced players will most probably fold and if he/she has playable holdings then a double through could be possible.

Think like a fish

To dominate in a field filled with fishes, you have to think like a fish. Think what mistakes they make and how they will play a particular hand and do the opposite of it!


Many players sit-out or forget that they had ever registered for a tournament, this enables a skilled player to dominate the felts. He can easily build up a healthy stack.

Online free entry tournaments offer several winning opportunities for astute players who have had checked the waters of both online poker and live poker.

You can win big on PokerBaazi as we host online free entry tournaments with a monthly guarantee of INR 40 LAC along with leaderboard prizes such as Amazon Echo, OnePlus6T and JBL headphones!

Skill is Supreme!

On PokerBaazi, each day is filled with excitement and newer achievements. We make sure that our team fulfills all the poker needs of our Baazigars. From affordable cash games and tourneys to games with massive 2 CRORE guarantee (Game Changer). We have had the privilege to offer online poker games for poker players and enthusiasts, but if you are following us on our blog page and social media channels, you would know that we are also gearing up to offer live poker at Casino Pride 2, Goa.

Here is the sum up of the daily featured tournaments that all add up the fun factor on PokerBaazi.


This tournament was taken down by none other than Neeraj “SelfClaimedPo” Kumar for prize money worth INR 2,20,900. Recently, he was seen having some deep runs during 1Cr GTD Value Bomb, PPL SE and many more tournaments across different platforms in the Indian online poker circuit.

ValueTown 10 LAC GTD

He was last seen topping the chip count table of 1Cr GTD Value Bomb and is also seen making headlines at various international poker events. He is Sumit “boronyx” Sapra. Sapra shipped the event for a payday of INR 1,77,600.

 BSS SuperStack 25 LAC GTD

This event witnessed a rather newer face taking home the winning prize worth INR 5,02,500. It was Sumit “TheRussian06” Bajaj who took down the event.

The Bout 10 LAC GTD

Monday blues were dodged like a pro by Srishti “flopshow” Durga for a paycheque worth INR 2,35,300.

The Endeavour 15 LAC GTD

Online poker reg, Vaibhav “vane_shado” Temani won the title walking away with INR 3,15,000. Bangalore-based, Temani is a regular player across multiple online poker websites in India.

The Vegas 10 LAC GTD

With massive total live earnings worth $47,850, Manish “thekid” Lakhotia is surely out there outperforming several players. Lakhotia took down the tourney for the winning prize worth INR 2,20,900.

The Summit 10 LAC GTD

Rahul Gupta a.k.a. “Clearsky” was crowned as the winner of this tournament for a payday of INR 3,62,250. Unlike the others, he is not a regular in the online poker circuit in India but has collected a handsome amount in live earnings.

Learning poker is easy, but mastering this art takes time. Poker is a skill-based game and every week our winners prove this to be correct.

A Series of Breathtaking Performances!

The Indian cadre is all over the WSOP felts yet again and things are turning out to be amazing for our countrymen in the Poker Capital of the World, Las Vegas.

Here’s a brief recap (June 19- June 25) of the events where our Indian pros made us proud:

Event #42 ($600 Mixed NL Hold’em/PLO Deepstack 8-Handed)

June 19

Four Indians returned to the tables with pro Raghav Bansal entering the FT as the chip leader with a gigantic stack of 13,900,000. Bansal will be sitting on the table with a stack of 9,300,000 chips on Day 3.

Bansal will be accompanied by Ashish Ahuja who entered the final table with a chip stack of 6,800,000. Until then, he was successfully maintaining his position carrying 6,975,000 in chips.

Others from Team India who finished in the money were Kartik Ved (164th for $1,357 – ₹94,499) and Yudhishter Jaswal (132nd for $1,357 – ₹94,499).

June 20

Our countrymen’s dream of winning their first WSOP bracelet ended as Bansal secured 3rd position (for $88,410: ~₹61.64 Lakhs) and Ahuja secured 5th position (for $48,914: ~₹34.10 Lakhs).

Eventually, it was Greece’s Aristeides Moschonas who claimed his first WSOP bracelet, walking away with the winning prize worth $194,759.

Event #44 ($1,500 NLHE Bounty)

June 19

Attracting 1,807 players on Day 1, four Indians made it to Day 2 namely, Madhav Gupta (313,000), Nikita Luther (267,500), Nipun Java (68,000) and Vinod Megalmani (45,000).

Indian poker pro Aditya Agrawal, unfortunately, busted out on Day 1 itself.

June 20

All the four Indians made it ITM with Madhav Gupta leading them. He secured a 114th place for ($1,915 – ₹1.33 Lakhs).

Others who posted scores were Nipun Java (165th for $1,741- ₹1.21 Lakhs), Nikita Luther (172nd for $1,603 – ₹1.11 Lakhs) and Vinod Megalmani (222nd place for $1,495 – ₹1.04 Lakhs).

Event #48 ($2,500 NLHE)

June 20

Among the 996 players, two Indians made it to Day 2 namely Ashish Ahuja and Raghav Bansal with 111,600 and 39,300 in chips respectively. Another Indian poker pro who made it to Day 2 was Abhinav Iyer (66,400).

June 21

On Day 2, two Indians namely Iyer and Ahuja made it to the money securing 122nd place (for $3,906: ~₹2.71 Lakhs) and 140th (for $3,746: ₹2.60 Lakhs) place respectively. Unfortunately, Bansal busted out of the money bubble on Day 2 itself.

Event #47 ($1,000/ $10,000 Ladies NLHE)

June 20

The much-awaited women-specific event hosted 968 players with our Indian pro Muskan Sethi qualifying to Day 2. She had a chip stack of 127,100.

June 21

Sethi played well until the end and finished at the 52nd place for $2,824 – ₹1.96 Lakhs.

Event #50 ($1,500 NLHE Monster Stack)

June 21

The first starting flight, Day 1A started-off with 2,428 players which later came down to 1,124. Among these qualifiers were three Indians namely, Aditya Sushant (205,800), Kartik Ved (87,600) and Pulkit Goyal (43,800).

June 22

The second starting flight saw a huge Indian group at the tables out of which a massive 12 of them made it to Day 2.

Seasoned pro Nishant Sharma led the group with a stack of 429,000.

Team India’s chip counts for Day 2


Starting Flight

Chip Count

Nishant Sharma

Day 1B


Prashray Rai

Day 1B


Kunal Patni

Day 1B


Aditya Sushant

Day 1A


Yudhishter Jaswal

Day 1B


Romit Advani

Day 1B


Ashish Ahuja

Day 1B


Vivek Rughani

Day 1B


Nipun Java

Day 1B


Siddharth Mundada

Day 1B



June 23

Among a field of 2,902 players who entered Day 2 were 15 Indians however, only five of them made it to Day 3. These were Siddharth Mundada (1,395,000), Nishant Sharma (1,039,000), Vivek Rughani (455,000), Minissha Lamba (391,000), and Romit Advani (292,000).

Two others who made it in the money were Aditya Sushant (624th for $2,705 – ₹1.87 Lakhs) and Kunal Patni (890th for $2,249 – ₹1.56 Lakhs).

June 24

All five Indians who had made it to Day 3 posted scores with Mundada in the lead. He secured 76th place for $10,626 (~₹7.36 Lakhs). Others were Nishant Sharma (143rd for $6,593 – ₹4.56 Lakhs), Minissha Lamba (252nd for $5,005 – ₹3.46 Lakhs)Romit Advani (268th for $5,005 – ₹3.46 Lakhs) and Vivek Rughani (324th for $4,418 – ₹3.06 Lakhs).

Event #53 ($800 NLHE Deepstack 8-Handed)

June 23

The players who were busted out of Event #50 and a few others hopped into this event. Four from Team India made it to Day 2 namely, Shravan Chhabria (980,000), Sajal Gupta (688,000), Ashish Ahuja (629,000) and Shashank Jain (149,000).

There was also an Indian who went to the rails making it in the money on Day 1- Gokul Parvathaneni who secured the 515th place for $1,281.

June 24

It was Goa-based poker pro Chhabria who lead the Indian contingent as he secured 21st position taking home $12,415 (₹8.59 Lakhs). Others who finished in the money were Sajal Gupta (53rd for $5,541 – ₹3.83 Lakhs), Ashish Ahuja (248th for $2,164 – ₹1.49 Lakhs) and Shashank Jain (411th for $1,534 – ₹1.06 Lakhs).

Event #57 ($1,000 Tag Team NLHE)

June 24

One of the most exciting events saw a total of 976 players out of which were 10 Indians. Among the qualifying group for Day 2 were eight Indians namely, Akshay Nasa, Sajal Gupta, Dhaval Mudgal, Abhinav Iyer, Siddharth Karia, Aditya “Bitt” Agarwal and Ankush Agarwala.

June 25

Only 35 players survived from a total of 278 players who had entered Day 2. Among these was the Indian duo- Nasa and Gupta. They secured 15th place in the leaderboard with a stack of 570,000.

The teams who couldn’t make it further was Kevin MacPhee, Dhaval Mudgal, Abhinav Iyer & Siddharth Karia who busted out securing the 36th position for $3,970 (~₹2.74 Lakhs).

Event #56 ($1,500 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty)

June 24

This turbo event witnessed three Indians finishing in the money. These were Muskan Sethi (46th for $4,553- ₹3.15 Lakhs), Abhinav Iyer (134th for $1,945- ₹1.34 Lakhs) and Hyderabad-based pro Nischal Colluru (268th for $1,414 –₹98,124). 


Event #59 ($600 Deepstack Championship)

June 25

Day 1 witnessed a gigantic field of 6,140 players due to its affordable buy-in. A good number of players participated in the event from the Indian cadre, out of which seven players made it to Day 2. It was Pune-based player, Deepak Bothra who led our team with a stack of 355,000. He is trailed by Sandeep Varma (332,000), Rajeev Kanjani (293,000), Guneet Kwatra (244,000), Paawan Bansal (228,000), Naresh Veeravalli (216,000) and Aman Kejriwal (133,000).

Non-WSOP Event

Zynga Poker WPT500 Las Vegas

India’s star performer, Nikita Luther is once again in the headlines for a major deep run. Luther started off pretty well as she possessed a pretty healthy stack which was amongst the top ones. Day 2 ended with Luther being at the third position with a stack of 6.7 million. She will play the final bit of the game against Ben Farrell (7.35 million) and Sung Joo Hyun (7.27 million).

 Good going Team India. Let the spirits be high. Good luck!

The Poker Lords!

They are credited to have brought about a change in the way a game of Poker is played. From making a fortune to becoming a legend, they have made a mark in the world of Poker with their skills. Meet the top 3 nominees for 2019’s Poker Hall of Fame

Chris Bjorin 

The 71 YO from Sweden has made a name for himself by earning over $5.7 Million in his decorated career. He is a two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner and is eighth on the list of all-time WSOP cash list. Sitting second on Sweden’s all-time money list and WSOP main event cashes, Chris has cashed six-figure prizes on 19 different occasions. 

Antonio Esfandiari 

The magician gets his first-ever and very well-deserved hall of fame nomination this year. The Iranian turned 40 last year and is renowned for his huge win at the inaugural edition of the WSOP Big One for One Drop. In the event, he took home a whopping $18.346 Million for a buy-in of $1Million. Ever since he took up the game in the year 2002, there's hardly an event that goes by without his name being mentioned. Sitting tight at the ninth on the all-time money list, his overall winnings have crossed the $27 Million mark. He has won three WSOP gold bracelets and also has two WPT titles to his name. 

Chris Ferguson 

Referred to as ‘Jesus’, Chris Ferguson has been playing since the year 1993. In a career spanning over two and a half decades, the 56 YO has won over $9 Million. One of his most notable victories came against Hall of Famer TJ Cloutier in the year 2000 when he beat the legend in WSOP’s Main Event. Overall, Chris has 129 career WSOP cashes in his kitty. 

So who do you think is going to win this time? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Think that you can someday be counted as a legend in online Poker. Well, you have got to start now. Join India’s most trusted online Poker website, #PokerBaazi and win cash rewards, gadgets, holiday packages, and more.


Poker Face ready?

PokerBaazi has recently tied up with the Pride Group to begin operations aboard the new Casino Pride 2 vessel in Goa under the name PokerBaazi LIVE. Located on Level 2 of the month-old vessel, PokerBaazi LIVE will feature a set-up of sleek cash tables with high-octane action running through the year.

Top- notch technology will be incorporated into the design of this new poker room, which will play host to some of the biggest cash games and International tournaments in the domestic circuit. The PokerBaazi LIVE room will be run in collaboration with Madhav Gupta – whose involvement brings immense value to both the Pride Casino and PokerBaazi.com.

What to expect

It’s the Big Stage – and its right here in Goa! It’s a dream for many, and a nightmare for some! Sitting on the featured table with lights, eyeballs and cameras following your every move – this is what it’s all about! The PokerBaazi LIVE room is all set to raise the bar – and by a margin! The company has been breaking boundaries on the digital felts for years now, and one can only imagine what the PokerBaazi LIVE felts have in store for players in the months to come!

PokerBaazi.com CEO Mr Navkiran Singh has always been an ardent fan of the game and has played a vital role in the growth of poker in India. Through PokerBaazi.com, he has managed to reach out to poker enthusiasts across the nation and create a safe and comfortable platform for them to learn and enjoy the sport. Besides, the company is known for their innovative ideas and have already hosted some of the biggest events and series in India.

“I want to bring the same levels of excitement for players to enjoy the game in the live circuit, as they have been doing online. Plus, we have Maddy aka ‘Goa ka Daddy’ on board which only makes this all the more exciting and fun! We are thrilled to be launching the PokerBaazi LIVE room aboard the new Pride 2 ship – which is truly a spectacular venue. Players can definitely expect some big live events over the next few months.” said Mr Navkiran Singh.

Mr Madhav Gupta, who has been associated with the Pride Group in the past is also looking forward to this new development. “I am very excited to announce what I feel will be the next catalyst for Indian Poker. The pride poker room has been a pet project of mine for the last decade and I believe that with the combination of India’s premier poker site and our years of great service live we can extend the goalpost of what will be offered to players”, he stated.

The two friends have been part of the poker boom in India right from the get go. Through the PokerBaazi LIVE poker room, their vision is to build an ideal live platform to further grow the booming mind-sport so that it gets the recognition it deserves.

Poker has certainly grown within the country but we have also had our fair share of success on the international felts. Many Indian pros have left an impression overseas by putting up impressive performances in some of the biggest events in the World, and this move by the two old friends comes in efforts towards creating an environment similar to that one - in our own country. With a high-end streaming set-up and a team to capture all the action, the PokerBaazi LIVE room is all set to give players an experience like no other.

Major Events and Tournaments

PokerBaazi.com has created milestone events and series on the digital felts – and it is now time to build the same kind of excitement in the live circuit. Back in 2016 PokerBaazi hosted the Baazi Poker Tour (BPT), which received an overwhelming response from players across the country. Players can expect some massive cash festivals in the months to come, along with a definite possibility of a smashing live International tournament series.

About Pride Group

The Pride Group began operations in 2007 with Hotel Neo Majestic, and has gradually grown to build a strong unit of Five-Star hotels (owns one & operates another) and four Casinos in Goa. Of the four casinos owned by the Pride Group in Goa, Casino Pride offers live gaming tables and is located offshore in two vessels namely Pride 1 and Pride 2. Casino Paradise and Casino Palms are onshore Casinos and offer electronic games. The Pride Group also owns a casino in Nepal at the Grand Hyatt in Kathmandu. Over the years, the Pride group has been recognised for their warm hospitality and great attention to detail.

Contact Us

  • 1800 3000 9630

About Us

We are India's most trusted Poker website. Join us and be a PokerBaazi gar!


We have 33 guests and no members online