Sep 19, 2019


Be the Ultimate Champion!

India’s biggest online poker tournament, GameChanger first rolled out between February 20 & 24. The massive success of it jolted down the Indian online poker circuit. The event attracted a humongous player field of 3,777 contenders among which Bangalore-based Prashanth Sekar took down the title. This time, it’s back to destroy all the records and from the ruins will rise above another champion!

Make it to the Headlines Spending Half the Prize!

The second edition of the event is scheduled from August 21st- 25th. While the first edition broke all the records making it the biggest multi-day event in the country, this time it comes back with a twist. The buy-in of the tourney is cut down to half of what it was earlier- INR 5500 instead of INR 11000 but the guarantee (INR 2 CRORE) remains untouched. So why compromise, go get those big numbers!

Multi-day Marvel!

GameChanger 2.0 will feature 4 starting flights with the fourth one having turbo format. This will help players enter the final day with the healthiest stack and provide multiple opportunities to qualify for Day 2. Day 2 (August 25th, 6 PM) will witness all surviving players contending to be the ultimate champion, with the entire field already in the money.

Satellites to the Rescue!

If even INR 5500 bothers you, then we are offering satellites to enter the starting flights only for INR 275! These satellites are running every day (Monday- Saturday at 8:30 & 9:30 PM). On Sundays, we are hosting four satellites to enter each starting flight respectively between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM.

Exciting Offers!

We are also giving away free and discounted tickets via contests, free entry tournaments and Baazi Rewards. Stay tuned and visit our social media channels for the latest updates and offers on the same!

There is still time to buck up and set your goals. Hone your skills if you aren’t confident and play satellites to enter this biggie with the mightiest chip stack. All the best!


It’s Back to Let You Roll in Big Winnings!

The driving force of PokerBaazi has always been our players and our shared love for poker. Being able to cater to all kinds of players: low-stakes, mid-stakes and high-stakes is an achievement our team cherishes. Baazi Grinders Series is back again to let the players hit the pavilion with happy faces and deeper pockets!

It’s Your Straight Drive to Becoming a Pro!

The July Edition of Baazi Grinders Series has already hit the PokerBaazi felts on 1st July 2019. This week-long poker bonanza is featuring a whopping guarantee of INR 40 LAC distributed across 35 tournaments. That means you can play five tournaments every day with a minimum guarantee of INR 4 LAC. So why play passively and look for singles!

Supporting the players to sharpen their skills and become confident, Grinders Series will be featuring buy-ins ranging between INR 55 & INR 2750 while the guarantees range between INR 15,000 to INR 5 LAC. You can also play consistently and win leaderboard prizes worth INR 3 LAC!

Baazi Grinders Series is known to be a platform for the newbies to claim their stardom in the Indian online poker community. The last edition saw many new faces coming to the forefront having won big prizes and we are sure it’s going to be the same yet again.

Your Shot at Poker Glory!

Grinders Series is all set to catapult you in your career as a professional poker player or maybe make you realize that you have what it takes to be one! Being easy on the pockets, it’s all you want to enter the world of professional poker in style.

Additionally, PokerBaazi will also be hosting the second edition of the historic success, 2Cr GTD GameChanger 2.0. It will roll out between 21st August & 25th August with an eye-popping buy-in of INR 5500. So get ready to ship this mega tourney in HALF the prize as before (INR 11000). Stay tuned to our social media channels to win a free ticket to this multi-day marvel!

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!

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