Feb 29, 2020
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The tourist season is on in the poker capital of India, and so is the winning season. PokerBaazi LIVE, PokerBaazi.com’s latest venture into the live poker world offers you a perfect combination of luxurious life and poker. If you consider yourself a poker enthusiast, make sure you visit us at Casino Pride 2 to enjoy a rewarding gaming experience every day.

Get Introduced To a New Side of Live Poker

Each day becomes more rewarding at PB Live. Make your trip to Goa lucrative with our 15K GTD Daily FreeRoll which we host from Monday to Friday at 5 PM. Make it to the three places and walk away with a massive prize worth 5,000 each for FREE!

Daily Freeroll

Another treat to your bank account would be our Baazi 5 LAC FreeRoll. All you have to do is play for 24 hours or more in a week at PokerBaazi LIVE and get a ticket to the 5 LAC GTD Goa FreeRoll Tournament held every Sunday at 3 PM! What’s exciting about this tourney is the winner takes home a staggering first-place prize worth 1 LAC! 

Baazi 5 lacs FreeRoll

If you manage to cash in at this tourney, 50% of your winnings will be credited to your PokerBaazi LIVE bankroll, and the remaining 50% will be credited as Real Cash to your PokerBaazi Account. 

Travelling to Goa during weekdays for work? Don’t worry, we have something for you to enjoy at the felts – Weekly Sit’N’Go! Do not have much time to relax and savour the gifts the poker capital of India has to offer? Say bye to this worry as well. This live poker tournament follows a fast-paced format which lets you enjoy the game and win big even if don’t have much time to spare. Hosted every Wednesday at 7 PM, you can register yourself by paying a buy-in worth ₹5,000.

Weekly sit’n’go

Please note: To be eligible for the above promotions, it is mandatory for a player to have a PokerBaazi.com account. If you do not have one, our floor staff will help you create one instantly. 

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Additionally, PB Live also hosts cash games throughout the week. You can visit us at any hour of the day and enjoy playing your favourite card game. 

Upcoming Promotion: Baazi Poker Tour (7 CR GTD)

The third edition of the Baazi Poker Tour is ready to set ablaze both online and live poker felts in January 2020. Spread across 15 events, this hybrid of offline and live tournaments can be entered via our satellites running live. You can join these tourney for as LOW as ₹20. 

Whether you love online poker or live poker, we have it all! Come join us and make this poker extravaganza all the more exciting.

It's every poker player's dream to take down the $1 million bracelet at the WSOP, but not everyone has $10,000 just lying around to buy-in to the event. If you've ever found yourself in a similar situation -missing out on a tournament with juicy cash prizes because your bankroll didn’t permit it - then you're not alone.

While we would all like to be playing high stakes and crushing the country's biggest tournaments, the opportunity to take down poker's biggest cash prizes are simply limited by the bankroll you have on you. 


But does it have to be that way?

Chris Moneymaker's legendary win at the 2003 WSOP, where he converted $86 into $2.5 million, is a self-explanatory story for how poker satellites (or sattys) can help players scale their earnings with a relatively limited bankroll.

If you haven't heard of his win and are reading this in disbelief, then let's quickly go over what a satellite is and how it helps you make big money with a relatively small bankroll.

What is a poker satellite?

Let's say you want to take part in a tournament offering a 20 LAC Guarantee, but the buy-in is ₹5,500 and you only have a bankroll of ₹20,000. Obviously, it's madness to spend more than a quarter of your entire bankroll on just one tournament so, even though you’d love to take part, you decide to sit this one out.


You then notice a tournament for ₹275, which, instead of offering cash as the prize, offers a seat to the 20 LAC tourney. To get a seat to the bigger tournament, all you have to do is win (haha)!

This qualifying tournament that offers you a chance to the bigger tournament at a discounted price, is called the satellite tournament or satty, for short.

Now, you might be asking yourself: "Why should I spend money for shot at a ticket when I can just play a smaller tournament with cash prizes?"

If you're skeptical about the chance of winning through sattys, then you're a smart poker player. The average player's chance of winning a satty are 1-in-12, but there are many ways you can improve those odds. At the end of the day, satellites offer immense returns on you investment, so making them a part of your game is definitely worth your while.

Looking for tips on how to make the most of sattys? Read on for some essential nuggets of wisdom:

Poker Satellites

Play multi-seat satellites

PokerBaazi regularly offers 2, 5 and 10 seat sattys to its various mega-events. When more seats are on offer, then your chances of winning a ticket are exponentially higher.

It's important to remember that in such sattys, everyone who places is an equal winner. That means that coming 10th in a 10-seat satty offers more value than if you placed 10th in a low-stakes tourney with a similar buy-in.

If you see such opportunities that are within your bankroll limit, then it might be in your interest to give it a shot.

Play sattys for tournaments you are already going to enter

This may seem counter-intuitive, but it's actually one of the principles of good bankroll management. If you know you have the bankroll to play the 20 LAC GTD, then it's worth trying to get into the same tournament at a cheaper price.

Since it’s already within your budget, you are basically risking a fraction of your bankroll to earn exponential rewards. As you are already planning to enter this tournament, you're also likely to be more focused when playing.

Play against softer fields

Sattys offer recreational players a chance to play in the big league with the pros. This means that satty fields, as a general rule of thumb, are softer than the fields for regular tournaments. Players tend to have very clear play-styles and weaknesses that are easy to exploit in the different stages of the game.

While most tournaments have either a hyper or turbo structure which force shove-or-fold play, smart players can take advantage of the many openings that appear to build a stack and coast through the bubble.

Play to survive

As mentioned earlier, all satellite winners are equal. If you have a comfortable chip stack and are likely to make it through the bubble with others busting before you, then even pocket Aces are a candidate for a fold (yes, you read that right). With blinds going up fast, aggressive play early can give you the lead over surprised opponents, and keep you in the game till the end. Once the late game kicks in, the idea is to outlast the field and make it through the bubble, so tighten up!
 

Satellites do come with a lot of variance, but when made proper use of, they are a powerful way to make it to the poker big league. Start adding them to your game and go for the massive win!

We've got a cure for your midweek blues! 8PM is always a special time on PokerBaazi. You get to enjoy tourneys like The Endeavour 15 LAC GTD and The Bout 10 LAC GTD, which are some of the biggest you can play in online poker.

We've decided to go one step further for our beloved Baazigars though, and have upped the ante once again with the G.O.A 20 LAC GTD that will now take place every Wednesday at 8PM.

But it's not just the number that should have you excited, there's a lot behind the name as well.

G.O.A. - Goa on Arrival

Not only does this tournament guarantee massive winnings up-top for a buy-in of just ₹5500, but the top 2 winners from each week will be flown to Goa to participate in an 8-Max Sit 'N' Go featuring a 4 LAC GTD! This guarantee is made by deducting ₹50K from the weekly winners of the tournament.

Pay-outs for the Sit 'N' Go will be ₹2.5 LAC for the winner and ₹1.5 LAC for a 2nd place finish.

The 8-Max Sit 'N' Go featuring all the winners will be played on the first Saturday of the subsequent month. The package for players will include return airfare, stay for a night, airport and casino transfers in addition to a seat at the Sit 'N' Go. 

That’s not all! Players who place in the Top 2 twice in the same month will receive double the starting stack when playing live, giving you added incentive to ship the tourney more than once!

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PokerBaazi LIVE

 

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Poker in goa

 

The Sit 'N' Go 4 LAC GTD will be played at the PokerBaazi LIVE room in Goa, where participants will get to enjoy signature Baazi hospitality and experience the very best of live poker. The game will be live-streamed as well, so players will get to create their own little piece of poker history!

So looking forward to hitting the live felts? Here’s what you need to do to make sure you get there:

  1. Participate in the weekly G.O.A. 20 LAC GTD tourney every Wednesday at 8PM on PokerBaazi.
  2. Place in the Top 2 for an all-expenses paid trip to the 4 LAC 8-max Sit 'N' Go at PokerBaazi LIVE in Goa. ₹50K will be deducted from your winnings to build the prize pool.
  3. Join 6 other winners on the first Saturday of every subsequent month and play for a 1st place prize of ₹2.5 LAC
  4. Enjoy yourself and smile for the camera at the live-streamed event!

The PokerBaazi Live room is also home to some exciting promotions and events, making your time there all the more wonderful.

So mark your calendars every Wednesday, because it’s time to book your ticket to G.O.A.

At PokerBaazi, we strive to build a holistic platform for growth of all kinds of players. Recently, we hosted two of our flagship poker tournament series – the PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) and the Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) – both of which were phenomenally successful.

We host our monthly online poker tournament series, the Baazi Grinders Series for players who are still working their way up to higher stakes.  It’s a series which promises higher earnings with low spends.

The treats Grinders Series offers!

In the month of November, this series boasts a guaranteed prize pool of ₹40 LAC spread across seven days (4th – 10th Nov)! The main event of the series promises a massive prize pool of ₹5 LAC GTD for a small buy-in of just ₹1100! Wait, there’s more. You can avail an express entry using deposit code – NOVGS – on a minimum deposit of ₹5000. It’s scheduled to roll out on 10th November at 8 PM. So brace up, you still have time to prepare for a major win!

The players who set the Grinders felts on fire last month were both poker pros and newbies. We are glad to have the opportunity of offering an exciting and lucrative platform to our players.

Here are all the Main Event winners of the Baazi Grinders Series (October Edition):

 

Tournament Name

Winner

Payouts

Grinders#4 Monday MegaStack 3 LAC GTD

Siddharth siddchat” Chaturvedi

₹80,400

Grinders#9 Tuesday MonsterStack 3 LAC GTD

Devvrat “flopCheck” Arya

₹80,400

Grinders#14 6-Max Wednesday SuperStack 3 LAC GTD

Sagar “sagarpupul” Choudhury

₹93,013

Grinders#19 Thursday MonsterStack 5 LAC GTD

Jeevendra jeeven” Arora

₹1,20,750

Grinders#24 Friday SuperStack 3 LAC GTD

Yagyavalk yagyavalk” Bhatt

₹82,915

Grinders#29 Saturday MonsterStack 2 LAC GTD

Aditya gooner67” Punn

₹53,600

Grinders#34 50K GTD

Akhilesh “Aone1” Singh

₹20,895

What to look out for this Baazi Grinders Series: 

  • Each day offers a minimum guarantee of ₹4 LAC with a microscopic buy-in of ₹55!
  • You have seven days to climb up the leaderboard and win prizes from ₹3 LAC. All your winnings and even losses are accounted here, so play as much as you can and win more!
  • Avail an express entry to the Main Event 5 LAC GTD using a deposit code. This means, you get a free ticket and you can use this deposit amount to further your winnings!

Deepen your love for poker with PokerBaazi’s monthly marvel. It’s all about massive winnings with little expenditure. A series where players can observe and learn about the nuances of competitive poker alongside professionals without a significant dent in their bankrolls.

Here is the daily tournament schedule:

GS Schedule 1

 

GS Schedule 2

 

GS Schedule 3

 

GS Schedule 4

GS Schedule 5

GS Schedule 6

 

GS Schedule 7

The Showstoppers are getting prepared!

Parties never end on PokerBaazi. We now offer you our industry-leading online and live poker tournaments, the BPT and the PPL which are coming back soon. Preparing to take the players by storm with their success yet again, the BPT promises a massive guaranteed prize pool of ₹7 Crore. The series is going live between 2nd and 14th January 2020. Stay tuned to our social media channels for the latest updates and come join us at our live room, PokerBaazi LIVE in Goa!   

We are still not over the action-packed event – the Baazi Poker Tour – because of its tremendous success and praise in the Indian poker circuit. The poker pros were there, the ones testing the waters of live poker were there too with many of them making it big at the live felts!

The masters were at play, beating the odds as they made it to the top. Here are the top five hands that made the BPT HighRoller event all the more interesting:

  1. The trial of Rohit Jinwal’s overpair (1:07:40)

Rohit Jinwal

After a series of calls and checks, it came down to a heads up between Jinwal’s pocket aces and Ankit Wadhawan’s pocket threes. The flop rolled out 6h – 2c – 2h which did not add anything for either of them. While Jinwal kept a confident front by betting and checking in anticipation of making his hand stronger, Wadhawan decided to call and check in his reply. However, as soon as the river rolled out an ace, Jinwal took the opportunity to bet making Wadhawan fold. Jinwal added a big chunk of 235,000 chips to his stack!

  1. Clash of the high pairs (1:16:10)

Ankit Wadhawan

Holding a pair of queens, Ankit Wadhawan raised with aggression. Little did he know that his opponent, Rohit Jinwal would answer with a 3-bet, holding a pair of kings.

Wadhawan decided to shove all-in only to see Jinwal going all-in. The board ran with Ac – Kc – 5s – 10h – 6d, announcing Jinwal a clear winner!

  1. The one with a close call (2:05:30)

Vivek Rughani

As Vivek Rughani raised holding a pair of eights, Jinwal called with Ad – Js. The nail-biting action begun with the flop (10h – Qc – 6c) as it saw Jinwal drawing to a straight, while Rughani was drawing to a flush. Proving true to its name, the turn added another twist in the game with a Jack of clubs which kept both the players on the edge of their seats. A four of clubs on the turn completed Rughani’s flush leaving Jinwal with a straight draw. Jinwal folded and Rughani won this hand with a flush.

  1. One hand, two eliminations (2:23:20)

Abhinav Iyer

This interesting hand saw all the action and nail-biting incidents pre-flop. Siddharth Karia decided to call with 8c – 6h. Wadhawan befittingly raised with a pair of jacks. The aggression went full swing from here with Abhinav Iyer going all-in with Kc – Qd. Sajjan Barnwal answered with the same from the other side, holding a pair of nines.

Wadhawan simply called to see the board roll out 2s – 3d – 2h – Js – 10d announcing him the winner of this hand, sending biggies, Abhinav Iyer and Sajjan Barnwal to the rails!

  1. Did Ankit Wadhawan take a huge risk? (4:05:15)

Ankit Wadhawan

While Jinwal open-raised with Ad – Jh, Wadhawan decided to call with 9c – 6c. The flop opened 8h- 7c – 8d which helped Wadhawan in drawing to a straight.

Jinwal’s bet worth 125,000 chips was replied with a raise from Wadhwan’s side. A four of hearts on the turn and Wadhawan’s suave play made Jinwal fold.

Now that’s something worth watching and learning from. Stay tuned for more exciting bits from the BPT 2019.

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