Mar 22, 2018


If we consider Poker as our family, bankroll is surely the head of the family. It is the bankroll that determines the number of hands that we play. The profit that we make during the game and the duration for which we are playing. In short, the major decisions during the game are taken, keeping in mind the bankroll to our credit. Ill-management of bankroll can be disastrous. Poker is a game which brings in a lot of profit but if a player's bankroll management is flawed, he doesn't stand a chance at the felt. His winning depends only on strong luck, which is the least important factor in poker. This write-up is your guide to effective bankroll management. So, without any more delay, let us dig in.

Decide on how much you want to invest

Bankroll refers to the money that you wish to invest in betting while playing poker. Bankroll doesn't include your assets, bank balance etc. It is secluded as the amount you wish to spend in playing poker. This segregation itself solves a lot of problems. Decide much before you start, how much you are ready to invest? For some, it might be $10 while others can afford to spend $1000. Don't get carried away if you see others investing more. "Cut your cloth according to your cloth" is the mantra to effective bankroll management.


Practical expectations

Most of the novice players are more interested in the profit that poker brings along. Greed to earn more and more takes over sanity. Gradually, the player turns aggressive and starts investing in playing online. If he is lucky, he doesn't suffer losses. But 99.9% losses faced by the player is disastrous.


Keep a record

This is the third step to proper bankroll management. After you decide on how much to spend and set achievable goals for the day, you must also keep a track on how you are spending the bankroll. You must keep a track of how much you are spending per round of betting or per hand. This way you can be sure that you haven't crossed your limit of expenditure. Always try to avoid the auto top-up feature when you play online poker. This feature refills your poker account with money when it is on the verge of finishing. This makes you clueless about the amount invested. So it is best that you re-charge your account manually.

These are the basics of bankroll management. Once you religiously vow yourself to be more sincere at handling funds while you play poker, these three ways will guide you through the development of the basic tendency of sincere bankroll management. Now, don't just be a player, be an ideal poker player. 



The fourth edition of our beloved MoneyMaker also ended with flying colours at dawn, yesterday. The felt saw active participation of players from all around India and needless to say that this initiative by was a grand success like the other times. is very proud to announce the winner of The MoneyMaker 4 - Mr Guruprasad Gupta. He bagged the coveted winner's bracelet and prize money of 30 LAC

The tournament had an initial buy-in of INR 11000. There were two different procedures to register one's participation. One could either deposit INR 30,000 by punching in the deposit code or play the satellites by investing as low as INR 22, win it and secure a ticket. This time the felt was 659 players strong and 497 players availed the re-buy benefit. The felt was exciting as usual and many notable Indian poker players graced the tournament with their game like  Madhur Khosla-4th Position, Zarvan Tumboli-10th Position, Pranay Kapoor-12th Position and Nishaanth Shanmughasundaram-15th Position.
Guruprasad Gupta is one of the most celebrated Baazigars. His performance on has always been spectacular, In early 2017, he won the PPL Special Edition Package in PPL RUSH.  After that, the 2017 Dhanteras season again brought Laxmi to his doorstep when he secured the 8th position in the HI Leaderboard of the Diwali Cash League. 2018 also didn't let him down. On March 4, 2018, he took down The Marvelous March Daily Leaderboard. This is all about his major wins. Apart from that, he has won huge bonus for Royal flush six times. All these achievements are proof of his mammoth poker skills and extraordinary grip over the game.
According to the champion, the final table brought along a number of memorable hands. Mr Gupta steered through the felt, towards victory by busting 7 players one by one. He had 2-1 chip lead over the others. Just prior to the final hand, MR. Gupta's ace kings got defeated at the hands of Sheetal Agarwal's pocket fives. Though the Champion was a bit nervous at that moment because the particular hand brought both the heads-up finalists at par but a competent player never looses his hope. In the last hand of the heads-up battle, Mr Gupta was dealt with ace-eight of hearts and  Agarwal was dealt with pocket tens. Both of them went all in. The flop hinted at Gupta's win with a heart's flush but the turn paired up. But Destiny in co-ordination with skills is the winner always, the river round was on Gupta's side.  Subsequently, a brick on the river confirmed his win The river round declared Gupta as the champion and Sheetal Agarwal had to settle for the position of the first runner-up.

PPL Spring’18: Day 4

The PokerBaazi Premier League Spring’18 Edition has crossed the half-way mark with the completion of Day 4 last night. Here are the updates from yesterday’s Events:

Event 19: 1.5L R+A

Day 4 kicked off with 1.5LAC guaranteed Rebuy/Add-on Event which attracted 117 entrants. Coming out on top of the field was ‘Hsupta’, who defeated ‘kngs’ heads up and took home INR 33,000 for his efforts.

Event 20: 3L Deepstack Turbo RE

The second event of the Day was the 3LAC guaranteed Deepstack Turbo event, which roped in 135 players. Heads up play saw ‘Killersam’ and ‘mafiamessi’ battling it out, and it was eventually ‘Killersam’ who came out on top scoring INR 63,000 for his win.

Event 21: 2L 6-max R+A

Event 21 was a 2LAC guaranteed 6-max Rebuy/Add-on event, and attracted a field of 111, utilizing a total of 241 rebuys. ‘ChubbyGhost’ continues to enjoy a successful PPL with a victory in this event, defeating ‘fish_calling’ heads up for a payday of INR 48,000.

Event 22: The BIG 5 Deepstack RE

Next up was a 5LAC guaranteed Deepstack event. It roped in 140 entries (and 105 re-entries) and saw one of the most exciting Final Tables. Young poker pros Nishant Sharma, Akshay Nasa and Manoj Pentakota were the last three players left in the event. It was eventually Nishant ‘nishant177’ Sharma who defeated Akshay ‘sherlock52’ Nasa heads up for the win and a prize amount of INR 1,05,000.

Event 23: The SUMMIT 30L Deepstack

This 30LAC guaranteed Deepstack event was the featured event of the day. INR 11,000 gave you a shot at the mammoth INR 5.9LAC top prize, and it was ‘Sara24’ who came out on top of the field of 219. Heads up play saw ‘Sara24’ defeat ‘praf11’ for the win. ‘MrRobot’, who is having a great PPL so far finished 3rd in the event, while PokerBaazi Team PRO Abhishek Panda finished 4th.

Event 24: PLO Highroller 25L (5RE)

The final event of the day was the much awaited PLO Highroller, with a guaranteed Prize pool of INR 25LAC. 125 players took part in the event, utilizing an additional 86 re-entries. It took nearly 7.5 hours to crown our winner – ‘sp175’, who defeated ‘callmenow’ heads up and took home a sweet INR 5.5LAC for his efforts. Second place was rewarded INR 4.1LAC.

Congratulations to all the Winners of Day 4.

We kick off Day 5 at 2:00 pm today, and Event #29 – a 50LAC Highroller event will be headlining the Day’s events.

The complete schedule of the PPL Spring’18 is available here: :

Day 4 Leaderboard:

Day 4 Fantasy League Leaderboard:

Good luck for Day 5 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!

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