Feb 24, 2018

The PokerBaazi Premier League Winter’17 Edition concluded yesterday with the last flight of tournaments including the 60 Lac guaranteed Main Event. Here’s a look at the results of yesterday’s events along with the final standings of the Leaderboard and Fantasy League.

 

The 1 Lac Re-entry event kicked off yesterday’s action with a field of 127 players and a total prize pool of INR 1,21,500. Head’s up action saw Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo defeat ‘ideatheatre11’ for the win and a score of INR 26,730.

Event 27: 5 Lac Deeptrack Turbo               

The next event of the day was the 5 Lac guaranteed Deepstack Turbo event which attracted a field of 152 players taking the total prize pool to INR 6,35,000. ‘ragesh91’ came out on top of the field with a first-place finish for INR 1,33,350 followed by ‘Zombiefish’ in second place.

Event 28: 3 Lac Turbo RE

The 3 Lac guaranteed Turbo re-entry event roped in 147 players and was once again won by Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo who received INR 63,000 for his efforts. Runner-up in this event was ‘singhdgreat’.

Event 29: 60 Lac Main EventEvent 26: 1 Lac RE

The highlight of the Series, this event boasted a guaranteed prize pool of INR 60 LAC and 15 LAC to the winner! It took a little under 10 hours to crown the winner, champion of the PPL Winter Edition Main Event – Rohit ‘Allin47’ Mittal, who wins himself INR 16.35 LAC in addition to the title! Huge congratulations from Team PokerBaazi! The runner-up of this event was Rubin ‘kornkid’ Labroo, who enjoyed a brilliant day on the felts with consistent finishes in every event. He received a sweet score of INR 9.6 LAC for his efforts!

Event 30: 10 Lac FO

The 10 LAC guaranteed Freezeout event was next in line and attracted a field of 163 players. First place and INR 2.02 LAC was claimed by ‘CornerPocket’, who defeated ‘intervntion’ heads up.

Event 31: 2 Lac Turbo RE

 The trademark Hangover’ event wrapped up this edition of the PokerBaazi Premier League Winter’17 Edition. 124 players took a shot at this event with a total prize pool of INR 2.08 LAC, and it was Eka ’gettingthere’ Vedhantham who beat ‘rampage863’ heads up for the win and a prize of INR 45,760.

Congratulations to all the winners of the events all through this edition of the PPL. The series was a great success and saw a brilliant week of poker. The leaderboard race heated up towards the end and it was Rubin ’kornkid Labroo who sealed the deal with some great scores and consistent performance throughout the series. He wins himself INR 3 LAC for finishing on top of the table, and of course the title of ‘Baazigar of the Series’! Congratulations Rubin! This also wraps up standings for the Fantasy League Standings, which was won by Team ‘Ghosts’ with 11, 901 points. Congratulations!

Check out the final Leaderboard standings on the links below:

Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-leaderboard

Fantasy League: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/fantasy-leaderboard#

We would like to thank each and every Baazigar for making this edition of the PokerBaazi Premier League a grand success, and would once again like to congratulate the winners! See you next season!

 

Day 4 of the PokerBaazi Premier League Winter Edition concluded yesterday and was highlighted by the 25 LAC PLO Highroller. Let’s take a look at yesterday’s action:

Event 16: 1 LAC Deepstack

The 1 LAC guaranteed Deepstack turbo event was the first of the evening, and roped in 169 unique entries (with 202 re-entries), taking the total prize pool to a little under 1.3 LAC. Heads up action saw ‘glass_2016’ defeat ‘AndyBeal’ for the title and a prize of INR 25,970.

Event 17: 2 LAC R+A

The 2 LAC guaranteed Rebuy/Add-on event was next, and attracted a field of 104 players (176 rebuys). Pole position in this event rewarded INR 48,000, and it was tournament regular NeerajSelfClaimedProKumar who beat ‘spiboy314’ heads up and recorded his first win of the PPL Winter Edition.

Event 18: 7 LAC Megastack

This was one of the more popular events of the day, and recorded a field of 138 players fighting for the title and a first place prize of INR 1,78,080. The final table of the event boasted a star studded line-up, including Eka Vedantham, Vidwath Shetty, Nishant Sharma, Vivek Rughani, Abhishek Rathod, Amit Sur, Apaar Gautam and tournament regulars ‘bisadip176’ and ‘checkraised’. It was eventually Eka who finished on top of the field, with Vidwath and Nishanth finishing second and third respectively.

Event 19: 25 LAC PLO HighRoller

The biggest event of the day, this event attracted a field of 128 players and featured a whopping 5.5 LAC for first place! Eka Vedantham had a brilliant day at the office yesterday with yet another win in this PLO Highroller event. After nearly 10 hours of grueling poker, the heads up battle saw Eka defeat ‘vishaltulsyan’ for the title.

Event 20: 2 LAC Turbo R+A

The 2 LAC guaranteed turbo 6-max Rebuy/Add-on event was the last of the evening, and roped in a field of 116 players. ‘ChubbyGhost’ continues his good performance this PPL with yet another win, defeating ‘BAZIGAAR’ heads up for the title and a sweet score of INR 48,000.

Congratulations to all the winners of Day 4!

Day 5 kicks off today at 3pm and will be headlined by the 15 LAC guaranteed Main Event Warm Up Event.

Check out the complete schedule along with the Leaderboard standings in the links below:

Schedule: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl

Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-leaderboard

Fantasy League: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/fantasy-leaderboard

Good luck to all the Baazigars for Day 5!

 

From Donkey Kong to Donk Betting

Maria Kirloskar

PokerBaazi Team PRO- India's Most Trusted Poker Website

Recently, I came across an article by Barry Carter, the editor of PokerStrategy.com and the co-author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2, in which he says that the new recreational poker player is more likely to come from today’s vast pool of gamers rather than casino gamblers. 

He goes on to explain that the ‘new player’ is more of the serious, tech-savvy gamer where following Twitch and YouTube streamers, even in the arena of Poker, are part and parcel of their gaming experience. This profile of player is used to complex games, making lots of fast decisions and most importantly they are much more willing to tolerate complexity.

These insights sparked an epiphany in my mind because I had been planning to write about my gaming journey over the years and I know that many of you out there are gamers first who now have evolved into Poker players.  It’s a relief to know that all those hours in front of the Nintendo, Atari, PC, Sega, and PlayStation have not been wasted but in fact have helped us on our Poker journey! And I can proudly say I do think I’m a first generation gamer haha (betraying my age, here)!

‘80’s

My gaming journey began in the 1980’s with the fantastic Donkey Kong on the Nintendo handheld.  The Nintendo was my favorite possession, after my Walkman, and I had to have it with me everywhere I went. The challenge was first to get the max score of 999 after which I realized the game would reset and you could go on to make another 999 without end.  Very quickly, it became a challenge of how to get to 999 10 times in a single session! 

In this same decade, I played Nintendo “Egg” and all the uber cool Atari games like Space Invaders, Adventure, and Pong. 

‘90s

In the 1990’s, I was busy completing University and starting my career.  There was no time for games and I didn’t miss it because I just thought that games were for kids, not for people who had to focus on adult responsibilities.

I was pleasantly proved wrong when I had the opportunity to join a company which was creating CD ROM learning titles around stories and games for children.  I had the joy of working on the development and marketing of those incredible games.

At this time, because of the nature of my job, I was able to spend hours after work playing games on some beautiful Macs with huge screens in the office. This was when Myst entered my life.  The most graphically beautiful and complex game I have played till date, I spent 1997 playing Myst and its sequels Myst II: Riven; Myst III: Exile in 2001, Myst IV: Revelation in 2004 and finally Myst V: End of Ages in 2005. I think I fell in love with the Rand brothers who created those amazing games.

By 2003, the Myst franchise had sold over 12 million copies worldwide.

‘00’s

By the 2000’s, I was a full-on the gamer, playing Age of Empires, Doom and Half-Life on the PC.

Doom was my first experience with a first-person shooter game. Released in 1993, I started playing it in 2004.  Since its debut, over 10 million copies of the games in the Doom series have been sold.

Half-Life quickly became one of my favorites and, no wonder, because it won over 50 PC ‘Game of the Year’ awards and is considered to be one of the greatest games of all time.

Then came the immersive strategy game, The Elder Scrolls, which put me on the path to Poker.  The complexity, the endurance and the long hours prepped me well for my current career!

The Elder Scrolls is a series of action-playing open-world fantasy video games, known for its vast and graphically engaging open worlds with its focus on free-form gameplay.  The first of the series was released in 1994 but I began playing it on the PS in 2006. So I skipped the earlier versions, including Morrowind, and started with Oblivion and then went on to Skyrim in 2011.  Thus, began my love for dragons – all because of the character of the great dragon Alduin the World Eater…

In 2013, The Elder Scrolls was voted as the Greatest Game Series of the Decade on GameSpot, winning out over 64 other titles competing for this honor. 

In 2006, I also began playing Call of Duty, which is my all-time favorite console game. Playing the series on the PS, I spent countless hours playing Call of Duty 3, went on to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, then Black Ops, Modern Warfare 3, Black Ops 2, Ghosts, Advanced Warfare, Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare.

Phew.  I did not realize until just now that I have spent a lot of hours on my love for gaming!

In 2007, Zynga Poker was launched and all bets were on!

Still, I didn’t know that my poker journey had begun at that time so spent more hours on the PS3 games - getting through all the Call of Duty campaigns and the Oblivion fantasy with the huge battling dragons, were my daily pastime.

In 2015, all that changed when I began playing satellites to win tickets into the IPC live tournaments in Goa.  And Poker became the game of my life.

Now, I play only Poker with a smattering of video game sessions to unwind and destress.  But I do miss those weekends of playing Call of Duty and the beauty of the Myst series.

After reading Carter’s article on the new recreational Poker player being more gamer than a gambler, I realized that sometimes your pastime leads you to a passion and that passion hones skills you didn’t know you either had or would need to have.  I’m glad that gamers are now looking at Poker as a new gaming experience – we’re bound to be challenged by the current generation of gamers whose mental agility will propel them from being mere recreational players to some of the best professional Poker players in the world. 

 

Gamers - live long and prosper!

Day 5 of the PokerBaazi Premier League Special Edtion attracted 596 unique entries and was headlined by the Pot-Limit Omaha Highroller Event. Let’s take a look at last night’s highlights:

Event 17: The 2 Lakh GTD event was the first of the evening and roped in 160 entries. First place and a prize of 40,500 was rewarded to ”ketchup”, who defeated “Younggun” in the heads-up battle to record his first win of the series, bettering his previous score of the runner-up in Event 14.

Event 18: The 1 LAC GTD Event was the next of the evening. “ISquirtBullets” defeated the field of 142 entrants and won himself 37,825. Runner up in this event was “Griezmann.”

Event 19: The PLO Highroller Event guaranteed a prize pool of at least 20 LAC. 164 registrations to this event show the prizepool increase to over 25 LAC. Recording his 2nd win of the day and his largest of the series so far, it was once again “Ketchup” who took down the title along with 5,12,325 in prize money. “Advanced_basic” finished runner up in the event.

Event 20: This 1.5 LAC GTD 6-Max Turbo Event was the final event of the day. With 130 unique entries, this tournament had nearly 2.4 LAC to offer. “Griezmann” continued his good run in the PPL Special Editon with a win over “slecker” and won himself 52,690 for his efforts.

Congratulations to all the winners of Day 5.

Day 6 kicks off at 3 pm today and will be highlighted by event 24: Main Event warm-up. Come Join the action and stand a chance to win from the 2.4 CR in prizepool!

For the latest Leaderboard standings here: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl7-leaderboard

PPL SE Fantasy League Leaderboard standings can be found here: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/fantasy-leaderboard

PokerBaazi would like to wish all the players the very best for Day 6. See you at the tables!

#PokerBaazi #PPL #SpecialEdition #Day5 #Baazigar

 

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