The first event began at 6 PM when the action started for the 50K GTD [FreezeOut] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em. 140 players participated in it creating a prize pool of Rs 70000. The player with the username ‘pokerdolt’ took the first spot for a prize of Rs 14700 and ‘young man’ won Rs 10850 for the second position.
The commotion just got bigger when the next event began at 8 PM for the 75K GTD (6MAX) (R+A) where 115 players battled and built up a prize pool worth Rs 152500. ‘pyar_se_dekho’ paced up to the first place by winning Rs 36600, ‘harsh1212’ won Rs 25925 for the second position and ‘ukissmyace’ took the third spot with the prize amount of Rs 18300.
The best just got better with the next event held at 10 PM for HIGHROLLER 1.5 Million GTD. 98 players participated in it making a prize pool of Rs 2340000. ‘LungFakeer’ seized the lead by winning Rs 561600, ‘rishab5759’ took the second place with a prize amount of Rs 409500 and ‘oxymor0n’ won Rs 298350 for the third position.
The next earshot for the main event commenced at 12 AM for 60K GTD (Turbo FO). 150 players joined in it creating a sumptuous prize pool of Rs 90000. ‘dreamingkumar’ chugged the way to the top spot by winning Rs 18900, ‘mafiamessi’ won Rs 13950 for the second position and ‘rohitbegwani’ paved to the third position with a prize amount of Rs 10575.
Yes, we are back and this time bigger and better. We kept our promise of showering you with exhilarations you have ever experienced in online poker games in India. The first fray began for the 30K GTD [R+A] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em. An enormous pot of Rs 93600 was built. The player with the username ‘ZIIGMUND’ won the opening tournament of PPL 5 for a prize of Rs 19656, ‘Hades’ took the second spot by winning Rs 14508, and ‘fullfront’ won Rs 10998 for the third spot.
The commotion just got bigger when the second event began for the 50K GTD [FO] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em. The prize pool was worth Rs 95000. ‘Karano’ paced up to the first place by winning Rs 19000. The wallop just got finer with the third event for 7 Lacs GTD. The total prize pool was Rs 1075000. ‘Sunit’ seized the lead by winning Rs 217688, ‘Goneclubbing’ took the second place with a prize amount of Rs 163938 and ‘Sayan’ won Rs 123625 for the third position. The next earshot of PPL Season 5 commenced for 45K GTD. The players thrivingly created a sumptuous prize pool of Rs 90900. ‘killersam’ chugged the way to the top spot by winning Rs 19998, ‘Angel89’ won Rs 14999 for the second position and ‘space cadet’ paved to the third position with a prize amount of Rs 10908.
A large number of players want to switch from online to live to be a part of the real live poker experience. You may think poker is poker, so why so hype about the transition? The difference between online poker and live poker is poles apart, if you are not organized in making this transition, then major problems can trip you up. Playing sitting in front of your PC while making microsecond decisions and being physically present at a slow-paced game is indeed diverse. Are you prepared to hiding your emotions from your opponents? You might also have to deal with a host of characters, including obnoxious, loud or simply big-headed.
Seat selection- Play online poker, you don't have much choice about seat selection and you normally have to accept the one seat that becomes available, whereas, in live games, the seat can make a difference between winning and losing. You should be able to pick the seat that is most profitable in the long run, especially when a new table opens and if due to any reason you cannot get into that seat, you should try to move there.
Analysis- Online is generally considered as easy as all you have to do is to go to the lobby and found the best possible game for you according to the table. You can see where the worst players are playing, where a large number of players tend to see the flop and tables with either the biggest pots. You will likely be able to analyze the potential profitability of a game depending on your strengths and weaknesses. In live games, it might take you a bit longer time to analyze which one is best for you as there is no history available for the number of callers or the pot size.
Reaction- No one can see you smiling when you are dealt pocket aces or see you bang your head when you miss your draw while playing online but your opponents can see your emotions in live tournaments, so make sure that you stay calm when looking at the cards as they come out. The best way to deal with this situation is to look at your opponents when the flop is dealt and not in the cards.
You might find these things obvious but sometimes the obvious is overlooked, which makes it necessary to review notes. The skills which you have learned while playing online will bring a great knowledge to the table but it’s time to focus on live reading skills.
We have also described in another blog post about Live Poker vs Online Poker !
PokerBaazi Premier League is back with a bang in its fifth edition and promised to be bigger and better than ever before. Are we excited? Of course, we are. With a GTD prize of 8 million, the series entails 24 super exciting events. The main two highlights of this season will be 25 Lac GTD Main Event and a 15 Lac GTD 20K HighRoller Event.
We have always believed in offering world-class gaming experience to the poker community and in the same clink, we bring you 5 days of action packed events, all being 100X and 150X tournaments. To make it more tempting, PPL 5 will have a Leaderboard prize of 6 Lac Real Cash Bonus.
To encourage poker fanatics, PPL 5 will be rewarding the most consistent performer of the series. The Leaderboard topper will be crowned with ‘Baazigar of the Series’. He or she will win the PPL Champion trophy, 50000 PokerBaazi Bankroll, PPL Bracelet and an iPhone 7.
Day 1 will have four events- 30K GTD [R+A], 50K GTD [F/0], 7L GTD [2RE-ENTRY] and 45K GTD [R+A]
Day 2 will have four events- 45K GTD [R+A], 50K GTD [F/0], 5L GTD [F/0] and 60K GTD [6MAX R+A]
Day 3 will have four events- 50K GTD [F/0], 75K GTD [6MAX R+A], 15L GTD [6-MAX RE-ENTRY] HighRoller and 60K GTD [F/0]
Day 4 will have six events- 30K GTD [R+A], 60K GTD [R+A], 1L GTD [F/0], 5L GTD [2R+A], 45K GTD [F/0] and 75K GTD [R+A]
Day 5 will have six events- 40K GTD [F/0], 75K GTD [R+A], 2L GTD [F/0], 25L GTD [RE-ENTRY], 60K GTD [R+A] and 1L GTD [RE-ENTRY]
Join us from December 14 to 18 and make this season one of the best ever.
So, still waiting for Santa? Well, we’ve got you covered!!
For more details on Premier League Season Five, please visit here https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-se
A calling station is an extremely loose player who plays too many hands and calls every bet, even with marginal hands. They are known as calling stations as 'Call' is one of their favorite moves. They are also among the most desirable opponents as they are weak and predictable, making them easy to game plan against. The most difficult part of playing with them is that they are not bluffable. Love them or hate them, but you gotta deal with them at the poker table. Here are a few tips to play against a calling station in any live poker tournament game.
Extract values- Remember to make a bet to excerpt value from your opponent, which means giving your opponent the chance to “catch up” something by letting him hit the turn and river at low cost. A delayed value shove is considered a good play if you have managed to hit a monster, a half or slightly more pot bet is suitable on the flop.
Isolate him- If you covet to get involved with the caller and yet fold most of the better players, make as many raises as possible pre-flop. Get into as many heads up pots as probable with the call-station player after isolating him.
Slow play- We all know betting on the sure thing removes any risks and this is where you check-raise your ogres such as AA and KK with slow play. Slow play can certainly help you extract value from calling stations. You should be checking/calling the flop and turn for the smallest amount possible in situational hands against call stations.
No to Bluffing- Bluffing is not often recommended as the calling station is always looking for a motive to call you. He will call even with lesser-strength hands and you don’t need the strongest possible hand to get rewarded. So, you should be checking your rival down to the river even if you don’t hold the best hands.
Avoid reading hands- It is a waste of time to read their hands as it is almost impossible to know what they are holding as they won’t be raising. You can check to them if you think they have a big hand and see if they bet. It is very probable they have hit something big if they do bet. You should also respect their raises and fold unless you have them beat.
You should have the strategy to match with these low limit players. Calling stations are usually one of the best types of opponents you can have as you can dictate where the actions lead and take control of the hands.
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