May 27, 2018


Day 2: PokerBaazi Premier League

The PPL Spring’18 Edition has begun on and yesterday saw the conclusion of Day 2 of the week-long series. Here’s a quick recap of the Day’s events:

Event 7: 1L GTD SuperStack RE

Day 2 kicked off with this 1LAC guaranteed SuperStack Re-entry event. 198 entries and an additional 167 re-entries rocketed the total prize pool up to INR 1,82,500. Heads up saw ‘Prasanjeet’ defeat ‘Leokarma2609’ for the win and a payday of INR 36,500.

Event 8: 1.5L GTD Freezeout

The next event of the day was a Freezeout event with a guaranteed prize pool of INR 1,50,000. It was poker pro Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved who took down the event, coming out on top of a field of 142 and winning himself a prize of INR 31,500. Runner-up in the event was ‘Killersam’.

Event 9: 2L GTD R+A

Event 9 featured a 2LAC guarantee and attracted a field of 128 including 186 rebuys. Tourney regular Faiz ’Ailagaya’ Alam emerged victorious in this event, defeating ‘gd1921’ heads up for a payday of INR 44,000.

Event 10: 5L GTD Turbo RE

A classic turbo event, this 5LAC guarantee re-entry tournament drew a field of 150 entries and 91 re-entries, taking the Total Prize pool to INR 6, 02,500. Heads up play saw ‘rajnkrajnk’ and ‘whale’ battling it out with the former coming out on top and scoring a sweet payday of INR 1,26,535.


Event 11 marked the featured event of the day, and rightly so! An entry fee of INR 6050 gave players a shot at the mammoth 25LAC in the guaranteed Prize pool, which eventually climbed up to INR 26,75,000 owing to the 332 entries and 203 re-entries. A little over 7 hours later we had our winner – ‘raghu2017’, who defeated ‘bml2012’ heads up for the title and a massive payday of INR 4,94,875. PokerBaazi Team Pro Vikram Kumar and Event 8 winner Kartik Ved also made the Final Table, finishing 5th and 7th respectively.

Event 12: 3L GTD 6-max Turbo R+A

The last event of the day was a 3LAC guaranteed 6-max turbo event. The rebuy/Add-on event drew 174 entrants and 290 rebuys. PokerBaazi Team Pro Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal finished on top of the field, defeating ‘Samarpoker’ heads up for the win and a payday of INR 60,000.

Congratulations to all the winners of Day 2!

Day 3 kicks off today at 2 pm on and will be headlined by The BIG 12 – a 12 LAC guaranteed Freeze-out event set to commence at 8:00 pm.

Find the complete schedule of the PPL Spring’18 Edition here:

Here are the PPL Fantasy League Leaderboard standings after Day 1:

Here are the complete player standings of the PPL Spring’18 Leaderboard:

Good luck for Day 3 Baazigars!


And we’re Underway! PPL Spring’18 – Day 1

The much anticipated PPL Spring’18 Edition kicked off yesterday on The series holds a mammoth 4.1 Crore in total guarantees! Day 1 of the series saw the completion of Events 1 to 6. Here are the brief details of how the Day’s Events went down:

Event 1: 1.5L GTD R+A

We kicked off with this 1.5LAC guaranteed Rebuy Add-on event which attracted 165 entries.  Heads up saw ‘fsociety’ defeating ‘pokerwizard’ for the win and a payday of INR 38,010.

Event 2: 2L GTD RE

The second event of the day was a 2 LAC guaranteed Re-entry event, which drew 216 entries and 193 re-entries. Coming out on top of the field was ‘Zedd’, who beat ‘mdhn12’ heads-up for INR 39,877.

Event 3: 1L GTD FO

Event 3 was a 1LAC guaranteed Freeze-out event. A total of 150 entrants played the event which was taken down by ‘pokerisnogamble’ for a prize amount of INR 23,625. The runner-up of this event was ‘akj290’.

Event 4: 7L GTD RE

INR 3300 gave you a seat to this 7 Lac guaranteed re-entry event. A total of 247 entries (including 101 re-entries) took part in the event, taking the total Prize Pool to INR 7,41,000. After about 5 hours of play we were down to the final two- ‘MrRobot’ and ‘Qweasdzxc’. The outcome was decided by a huge pot when the former called a shove holding A9cc and was up against AThh. He was fortunate enough to see three clubs on the flop and seal the deal for a hefty payday of INR 1,55,610. Second place received INR 1,14,855 for his efforts.

Event 5: The Big 15 (15L GTD RE)

Event 5 was the highlight of the day and offered a massive 15L up for grabs. A field of 183 players and an additional 119 re-entries took the Total Prize pool up to INR 15,10,000. After about 7 hours of play, it was Abhishek ‘abhishek081190’ Jaiswal who defeated ‘pokerjoker’ heads up for the win and a prize of INR 3,02,000. The final table also boasted a few notables, namely Rubin ’kornkid’ Labroo (3rd), Jasven ‘JasvenSaigal’ Saigal (6th), Nishant ‘nishant177’ Sharma (7th) and Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota (9th).

Event 6: 3L GTD RE

The final event of the day was Event 6 – a 3 LAC guaranteed re-entry event. 199 unique entries along with 135 re-entries took the Total Prize pool to INR 3,34,000. It was eventually ‘crazylion007’ who came out on top of the pack, defeating ‘mafiamessi’ heads up for a payday of INR 66,800.


Congratulations to all the winners of Day 1!

We kick off Day 2 with a line-up of 6 events starting at 2 pm today. The featured event is the 25 LAC GTD Endeavour RE event, scheduled for 8:00 pm.

Find the complete schedule of the PPL Spring’18 Edition here:

With Day 1 underway, we also have the PPL Fantasy League kicking off. Here are the updated Leaderboard standings after Day 1:

After an impressive performance on Day 1, ‘MrRobot’ finds himself on top of the PPL Spring’18 Leaderboard. Here are the complete standings:

Good luck for Day 2 Baazigars!

With increasing chill in the air the in the last few days of winter, warm yourself up by participating in the PokerBaazi Premier League. February is hosting the onset edition of the League – PPL Spring Edition. The Spring Edition has already started at 2 pm and the felt is witnessing a lot of participation from players around the Indian Landscape. The Edition guarantees a prize pool amounting over 4.1 crore! Also, the Main Event alone would feature 1 crore GTD event.

The main attractions of the edition are:






The 1st event of the Edition has started at 2 pm featuring 1.5 LAC GTD allowing re-entry and add-ons. Other events would follow for the day. There are 6 events each, in total, throughout the 7 days. Let me elaborate about the major events throughout the week:

1)      Day 1: Day can boast about THE BIG 15 LAC which guarantees a prize pool of 15 LAC allowing re-entries. The initial buy-in is 5000+500. The event starts sharp at 8 pm today.

2)       Day 2: Day 2 has THE ENDEAVOUR to its credit which guarantees 25 LAC GTD. The initial buy-in is 5000+500 and it also allows re-entry. This event starts on the Day 2 sharp at 8 pm.

3)      Day 3: Day 3 has THE BIG 12 in store for us which guarantees 12 LAC GTD and is a freezeout tournament. The initial buy-in is 6000+600. 8 pm is the commencement time of the event on day 3.

4)      Day 4: As we can see that with the passing days, the girth of the prime time events in increasing manifold, so Day 4 would not disappoint us by going against the trend. Day 4 would be featuring THE SUMMIT. The event guarantees 30 LAC GTD and is a monster stack 5 re-entries event. This event starts at 8 pm on Day 4 and requires an initial buy-in of 10000 +1000.

5)      Day 5: As mentioned above in the list of main attraction, THE 50 LAC GTD HIGHROLLER EVENT is scheduled to be held on the Day 5. The initial buy-in is 25000 + 2500 and up to 5 re-entries are allowed. Put an alarm for 8 pm for this magnum opus on Day 5.

6)      Day 6: Day 6 features the M.E WARM UP which boasts of 15 LAC GTD and allows up to 5 re-entries. The initial buy-in is 5000+500. The event is scheduled at 8 pm on Day 5.

7)      Day 7: The Main Event on Day 7 features 1 crore Guaranteed Prize Pool! The winner is assured to win 25 LAC as cash prize. The event is open to re-entries and the minimum buy-in 15000+1500. Unlike the other days, the MAIN EVENT is scheduled to start at 6 pm on the final day of the Spring edition PPL.

Now that you know all about the titbits of the PPL Spring Edition, wait no longer to wear wings, smell freedom, embrace competition and take home the real worth of your talent

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. is never tired and is always upto something or the other. It seems like the only ambition in its life is to provide the poker enthusiasts a magnificent felt which has the maximum to offer, especially in terms of rewards.

The month of February is loaded with opportunities- PokerBaazi Premier League, The Endeavour, The SummitThe Grinders Series etc.  Out of these, the first series to adorn the felt is The Grinders Series, commencing on the 5th of February, 2018, stretching for a period of 7 days and proffering the Baazigars 35 tournaments to quench their thirst for poker.

The Grinders series guarantees a massive 32 LAC GTD and throughout the month you also have the opportunity to win leaderboard prizes. Let us break down the Grinders Series for you, day wise:

Day 1: the event starts at 3 pm and would feature 5 tourneys. Out of the 5, the most significant is the 1.5 Lac GTD re-buy tourney. The minimum buy-in for the event is 1000+100.

Day 2:  Out of the 5 tourneys, 1.5 Lac GTD (turbo re-entry), has the most to offer Baazigars. The minimum buy-in for the tourney is 1000+100 and starts at 9 pm.

Day 3: the golden tourney for the day is 1.5 LAC GTD (6-max RE) and requires a minimum buy-in of 1000+100. In this tournament, only 6 re-entries are allowed. The tourney unfolds at9pm.

Day 4: this day also features 5 tourneys but the Small Ball HR 3 LAC GTD [RE] steals the show. This high roller event guarantees you a prize money of 3 LAC GTD. The minimum buy-in is 2000+200.

Day 5: this day also doesn’t disappoint the 9 pm prime time and features the 1.5 LAC GTD [Superstack RE] and guarantees a prize pool of 1.5 LAC. The initial buy-in is 1000+100.

Day 6: the main highlight of this day is 1.5 LAC GTD [Turbo RE] and requires an initial buy-in of 1000+100. Such tourneys are real opportunities for increasing small amounts, manifold. The tourney starts at 9 pm.

Day 7: the final day of the series has a mammoth tourney in store for all the Baazigars- 5 LAC GTD ME [RE]. the tourney guarantees a prize pool of 5 LAC and fetches an initial buy-in of 2000+200. The tourney starts at 8 pm sharp.

Above mentioned are the main highlights for the 5 days but don’t underestimate the 4 other tourneys proffered to you each day. For poker enthusiasts with less willingness of investing much, such tourneys are the best platforms to face competition and win, with nominal investment.

So, start marking the dates on the calendar because the Grinders Series is one of the opportunities that you ought to exploit.

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