Feb 25, 2018

In this era where everything meets commercialism at the end, sports are no different. The debate whether commercialism is necessary in every field or not is futile because change is the only constant and the wave of commercialism is a changing trend that is essential to adopt. In most of the countries, sports are no longer just a medium of entertainment or a way to build international bond. Sports have become one of the most successful professions in terms of money, fame, and glamour. Sportsmen enjoy the status of a celebrity and are idolized by masses at large. But to reach that part, the one thing that is constant is persevering hard work. A sportsman proves himself right from the grass root level that he is worthy of dependence and the celebrity stature to earn the glamour at the later stages.

Sports are greatly patronized in India, especially cricket and hockey. Excluding the corrupt practices within the management, the Indian Government puts in a lot of funding for the better performance of the players. The selection procedure is tough and these days, players rarely get selected in the budding period of their game. Most of the players join the national league quite late and thus their journey of the much deserved success starts late. Also, there are other games like carom, chess which have prestigious stature in the face of World sports but unfortunately, only cater to job satisfaction if taken up as profession, with significantly low earning. You do get a lot of respect for your skills but the monetary benefit is quite far-fetched.

On one side we have outdoor games like cricket and hockey and indoor games like carom and chess, which not only demand your hard work but also support from the management to give you success, on the other hand, we have skill based indoor games like poker which solely go by your skills and your discretion. Here there is no management, no jury, and no board of corrupt directors who judge your talents based on their own interests. Poker players don’t need extraordinary funds to maintain their game and skills. All you need is regular practice and some patience.

In games like the aforementioned ones, no one enjoys a huge payday right from the beginning. You start earning peanuts at first and then ascend slowly upwards to a pay that can be termed as truly ‘handsome’. But poker is different. You brush your skills as you want, decide time on your own and most importantly, don’t have to consider your age to start afresh. You can enter the felt whenever you want, use your skills, defeat your opponents and win mammoth amounts. So, the flow of money and your work hours, both are decided by you. Also, this might sound unbelievable to you, but poker players can win huge amounts in less than 12 hours.

Other sportsmen toil day in and day out just prove their talent to others and still don’t get proper platform but in poker, you prove your talent only to yourself. Once you yourself are convinced, you don’t need to anyone to approve any of your decisions. The amount that other sportsmen make can be earned by you in one-fourth of the time taken by them. E.g- Cricketers make money after a successful series of matches but a poker player requires just one hand or a few hours of the day to earn as much or more. There is no limit to what you take back home.

Apart from the monetary benefit, poker players also enjoy their share of the stardom in the poker world. A successful poker player is not only revered but also becomes a centre of attraction. Sports news portals, especially which are dedicated to poker news mainly, write columns after columns, centring you.

 Once you become a poker pro, you not only earn by playing but also are sought after by many poker brands who wish to rope you in as their brand ambassador and advisor- the benefit of an added income.

Celebrated poker players, who are retired, also make money even if they don’t visit the felt religiously and regularly.

So, now, don’t hesitate to commit to poker if you have the talent and skills and also wish to turn your signature into an autograph. Poker is a field for the deserved and not the reserved. It still remains untouched by the negative factors that might pose a threat in the path of any budding poker player who wishes to make it big.

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

Day 4 Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-leaderboard

Day 4 Fantasy League Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-fantasy-leaderboard

Good luck for Day 5 Baazigars!

 

Day 3 of the PokerBaazi Premier League Spring’18 Edition

Yesterday saw the completion of Day 3 of the PokerBaazi Premier League Spring’18 Edition on PokerBaazi.com. Events 13 to 18 were played out yesterday, here are the brief updates of the Day.

Event 13: 1L GTD R+A

The day started with a 1LAC guaranteed Rebuy/Add-on event. 120 entries and 255 rebuys pushed the total prize pool up to a little over one lac, and it was ‘Ronil1’ who took down the event for INR 24,145, beating ‘mirror_image’ in the heads-up duel.

Event 14: 2L GTD RE

Next in line was the 2LAC guaranteed Re-entry event. It drew 125 entries who utilized a total of 119 re-entries. Akash ‘nikita69QQ’ Shekhar scored his first win of the PPL Spring’18 by defeating ‘pokerisnogamble’ heads up for a payday of INR 44,000. 

Event 15: 3L GTD SuperStack RE

Event 15 featured a guaranteed 3Lacs and attracted a field of 150 players. Heads up saw ‘flippp’ and ‘ChubbyGhost’ battling it out, and it was eventually ‘flippp’ who came out on top, winning himself INR 64,312 for his efforts.

Event 16: 5L GTD PLO Deepstack Turbo RE

Event 16 was the first PLO event of the series and roped in a field of 116 unique and 105 re-entries. ‘pokerkid82’ was the last man standing after coming out on top in the heads up battle with ‘Hitler’. He received a payday of INR 1,32,600.

Event 17: The BIG 12 Freeze-out

This was the featured event of the day and offered a massive 12LAC in guaranteed prize money. Heads up play saw ‘pinguv’ and ‘TiltDaddy’ battling it out, with the latter coming out victorious and securing a sweet payday of INR 2,43,000. ‘pinguv’ received INR 1,83,000 for his second place finish.

Event 18: 2L GTD 6-max Turbo R+A

The final event of the Day was a 2LAC guaranteed 6-max Rebuy/Add-on event which roped in 133 entries with 212 rebuys. ‘boomtlt23’ beat ‘Nutpeddling729’ heads up for the win and a prize amount of INR 46,530.

Congratulations to all the winners of Day 3!

We kick off Day 4 at 2pm today. Look out for Event 23 – The Summit. It features a guaranteed prize pool of INR 30LAC and is set to commence at 8:00pm.

The complete schedule of the PPL Spring’18 is available here: : https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl#ppl

Day 3 Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-leaderboard

Day 3 Fantasy League Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-fantasy-leaderboard

Good luck for Day 4 Baazigars!

Day 2: PokerBaazi Premier League

The PPL Spring’18 Edition has begun on PokerBaazi.com 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: THE ENDEAVOUR 25LGTD RE

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 PokerBaazi.com 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: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl#ppl

Here are the PPL Fantasy League Leaderboard standings after Day 1: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-fantasy-leaderboard

Here are the complete player standings of the PPL Spring’18 Leaderboard: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-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 PokerBaazi.com. 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: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl#ppl

With Day 1 underway, we also have the PPL Fantasy League kicking off. Here are the updated Leaderboard standings after Day 1: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-fantasy-leaderboard

After an impressive performance on Day 1, ‘MrRobot’ finds himself on top of the PPL Spring’18 Leaderboard. Here are the complete standings: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/ppl-leaderboard

Good luck for Day 2 Baazigars!

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