Feb 24, 2018

PokerBaazi.com is never tired and is always upto something or the other. It seems like the only ambition in its life is to provide the poker enthusiasts a magnificent felt which has the maximum to offer, especially in terms of rewards.

The month of February is loaded with opportunities- PokerBaazi Premier League, The Endeavour, The SummitThe Grinders Series etc.  Out of these, the first series to adorn the felt is The Grinders Series, commencing on the 5th of February, 2018, stretching for a period of 7 days and proffering the Baazigars 35 tournaments to quench their thirst for poker.

The Grinders series guarantees a massive 32 LAC GTD and throughout the month you also have the opportunity to win leaderboard prizes. Let us break down the Grinders Series for you, day wise:

Day 1: the event starts at 3 pm and would feature 5 tourneys. Out of the 5, the most significant is the 1.5 Lac GTD re-buy tourney. The minimum buy-in for the event is 1000+100.

Day 2:  Out of the 5 tourneys, 1.5 Lac GTD (turbo re-entry), has the most to offer Baazigars. The minimum buy-in for the tourney is 1000+100 and starts at 9 pm.

Day 3: the golden tourney for the day is 1.5 LAC GTD (6-max RE) and requires a minimum buy-in of 1000+100. In this tournament, only 6 re-entries are allowed. The tourney unfolds at9pm.

Day 4: this day also features 5 tourneys but the Small Ball HR 3 LAC GTD [RE] steals the show. This high roller event guarantees you a prize money of 3 LAC GTD. The minimum buy-in is 2000+200.

Day 5: this day also doesn’t disappoint the 9 pm prime time and features the 1.5 LAC GTD [Superstack RE] and guarantees a prize pool of 1.5 LAC. The initial buy-in is 1000+100.

Day 6: the main highlight of this day is 1.5 LAC GTD [Turbo RE] and requires an initial buy-in of 1000+100. Such tourneys are real opportunities for increasing small amounts, manifold. The tourney starts at 9 pm.

Day 7: the final day of the series has a mammoth tourney in store for all the Baazigars- 5 LAC GTD ME [RE]. the tourney guarantees a prize pool of 5 LAC and fetches an initial buy-in of 2000+200. The tourney starts at 8 pm sharp.

Above mentioned are the main highlights for the 5 days but don’t underestimate the 4 other tourneys proffered to you each day. For poker enthusiasts with less willingness of investing much, such tourneys are the best platforms to face competition and win, with nominal investment.

So, start marking the dates on the calendar because the Grinders Series is one of the opportunities that you ought to exploit.

 

Maria Kirloskar

PokerBaazi Team PRO

 

On January 26, 2018, we will be celebrating Republic Day in India – honoring the Constitution of India which was put into place in 1950.

There will be parades, speeches and much of the regular fanfare to celebrate 69 years of India being a sovereign democratic republic based on the four pillars outlined in the Constitution - Justice, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.

 

These four pillars have been underlined in a very special way for us in the Indian Poker community this year.

 

Legendary boxer joining PokerBaazi as its brand ambassador is the biggest boost for poker and a great start to 2018 for all poker lovers.

 

To me, the other important part of this year’s celebrations or pre-celebrations as an Indian, a woman and as a Poker player is the happy fact that one of our very own, Muskan Sethi, is being honored as a First Lady by President Ram Nath Kovind.

 

Muskan is being celebrated for being the first woman who has breached the bastion of professional Poker in our country.  How amazingly cool is that?!  This not only validates Muskan and the hard work she has put into her game, the time she has to spend away from her loved ones while traveling for Poker, the charitable contributions she makes through her winnings.

 

It also validates all of us on the Poker scene today. Poker is being seen as a reputable profession, a sport which both men and women are free to pursue and in which to excel.

 

We, at PokerBaazi, would like to congratulate and thank Muskan for lighting this torch for our small Poker community and wish her all the best always!

 

REPUBLIC DAY SERIES

 

In further celebration of this Republic Day, PokerBaazi is rolling out a Republic Day Series that you absolutely cannot miss with exciting tournaments between January 25-28.

 

Besides a huge freeroll with 5L GTD and higher guarantees for the Saturday and Sunday tournaments, we can all look forward to playing The MoneyMaker again!  With 1 CR Guaranteed and 30L for first place, this tournament is a life changer in all respects! 

 

With just a 10k+1k buy-in, The Moneymaker will give you a chance to win 30L – it can be the turning of a dream into reality, the promise of a fresh start, an expectation of a brighter future.  Go for glory this Republic Day and give it your all to join the other Moneymakers Anujkumar Kodam and Devesh Thapar in the halls of legend!

PokerBaazi is running mega Satellites in this week to offer over 100 guaranteed tickets to The MoneyMaker in a fraction of the original cost.

 

 

 

 

 

This article draws the views of the experienced poker players suggesting which seat is likely to be the best seat at the poker table. The right seat at the poker table can make all the difference when it comes to winning.

In order to effectively choose the best seat at the poker table, you need to have a general idea about what type of poker players are playing with you. If you are playing poker online then watch a few rounds before you decide to settle for a table and try to figure out who are the aggressive and passive players. But if you sit on the table where you see some familiar names popping up then you should get to know their playing styles pretty quickly.

When you choose your seat at the poker table, try to put the aggressive players to your right. This way you can act after these players who tend to open up more and usually raise or re-raise. If an aggressive player is seated to your left then you will be forced to play more passively, as you don’t know what move they are going to make after you and you could end up losing more money.

Position of the poker players at the table

Make sure the next time you sit down at the poker table, stop, observe the situation, and then try to choose the best seat to enhance your winnings.

Further, we have come up with the basic questions that beginners must think of before settling for a seat.

Is there sufficient money on the table?

It is important to ensure that a table as a whole has enough of money because sometimes a seat isn't likely to be profitable because of that. Reason being, if everyone, or nearly everyone, is playing with short stacks, the rake is likely to eat up all of the profit you can expect.

You can look for a table where players have stacks of at least 100 times the big blind (INR200 in a 1/2 game), and most of the other players to have at least 50 big blinds. So if, you see a table with a whole bunch of stacks under INR100, take a pass and look elsewhere.

 What is the quality of the players at the table?

In general, aim for a game where at least a few of the players appear to be relatively poor. If you see a table filled with guys you know to be good or better than you, without even a couple of potentially soft spots around the table, you should incline to keep looking for a seat somewhere else.

Is the seat to the left of one of the large stacks empty?

As the great poker theorist Mike Caro has pointed out, money tends to flow clockwise around the table. You're more likely to win money from a player on your right than from a player on your left. That's generally because, with the large stack on your right, you have the first crack at his big stack. That means an empty seat to the left of a large stack should be more inviting than one on the big stack's right.

 Is there action?

It generally doesn't take that long to see if the game is lively or a rock garden — just a few hands is often enough to decide. A few hands should reveal enough to make a good estimate of the character of the game. Get these few basic answers - Are players all folding preflop? Do players tend to call a preflop raise? Are some at least willing to gamble it up from time to time?

Yes, it's true that a really good player can make money no matter what the level of action is in a game. In the context of beginners, the ideal game is one with a lot of loose and passive players with players doing a lot of checking and calling.

Where is the seat relative to the aggressive and tricky players?

Assuming the table as a whole is acceptable, you ideally want the seat to the left of the fiddly and aggressive players. You want the advantage of seeing how they will act before you decide to play your hand. If there's an active, aggressive player sitting to your right, for example, you are in a better position as you are able to consider their action before deciding whether and how to play your hand. Similarly, you'd prefer not to have him on your left, lest you find yourself having to face a raise or re-raise from him after you have already entered the pot.

Poker has changed dramatically from a recreational activity to an increasingly popular card game with professional players as well as millions of dollars in tournament prize money. The game has benefited tremendously from the numerous TV shows as well as the growth of the internet era which brought with it more fans, players, websites as well as more money flooding the industry. There is a saying that goes with games involving chance - ‘The house always wins’. These Professionals are living proof that it is not true at least in the case of Poker, further strengthening its position as a game of skill.

Sam Trickett

Born on 2nd July 1986, Sam Trickett is a Professional Poker player from Nottinghamshire, England. Trickett began playing poker in 2005 after suffering a knee injury that ended his career as a professional footballer. He is currently the fifth highest earner in tournament play of all time, and is best known for his runner-up finish against Antonio Esfandiari in the Big One for One Drop, racking up over $10 Million Dollars in Prize money.

Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel is an American professional poker player who has won an incredible eight World Series of Poker bracelets as well as a World Poker Tour title which also got him $1 Million in Cash Prize. Seidel originally was a backgammon player and also dabbed his hands in the stock market at one point. Back in 2011, he was ranked as the best poker player in the world for 15 weeks straight. His net worth is approximately $41 million.

Phil Ivy

Born on 1st February, 1977, Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr. Is an American professional poker player who was at one time considered to be the best all round player on the planet. Ivey has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets, one World Poker Tour tile, and appeared in no less than nine World Poker Tour final tables.

Nicknamed ‘The Tiger Woods of Poker’ for his successful run, Ivey is currently tied with Jhonny Chan and Doyle Brunson for second most all-time World Series of Poker Bracelet holders with 10 in the bag. His estimated net worth is over $100 Million.

Phil Helmuth

Phillip Jerome Hellmuth Jr.  Is an American Poker Pro who has won a record of fourteen World Series of Poker Bracelets. In 2007, Hellmuth was inducted into the poker hall of fame for his achievements in the field. He has also won the World series of Poker Maint Event (WSOP) in 1989 as well as World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Maint Event in 2012.

As of August 2017, Hellmuth has over $14 Million in cashes at WSOP and ranks fifth in the WSOP all time Money List. His net worth is Approximately $22 Million.

Antonio Esfandiari

Antonio ‘The Magician’ Esfandiari is a professional poker player who was formerly a professional magician known for his elaborate chip and card tricks. After taking up poker, Esfandiari has done quite well for himself.

In addition to winning two World Poker Tour (WPT) championships and three World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets in his career, Esfandiari has appeared in numerous poker television shows such as Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker. His biggest win came in the form of a $1 Million buy-in tournament “Big One for One Drop” in 2012, earning him $18,346,673 which was the largest cash prize in the history of poker.

His net worth is Approximately $20 Million.

 

 

 

PokerBaazi.com never fails to give its players an intriguing time! So, after the success of the MoneyMaker, the portal introduces Hi Octane October. This month, join the action on PokerBaazi.com and stand a chance to win the massive prizes on offer.

Playing tournaments are fun, entertaining and at the same time an extremely competitive format of the game. After all, the poker landscape readily associates with exceptionally good and proficient poker players who represent India in some of the most prestigious tournaments scheduled globally.

Hi Octane October on PokerBaazi.com is the perfect promotion to learn, play, and win from an all-new range of tournaments. The promotion offers stellar rewards in the form of daily leaderboard races, monthly prizes, and a chance to win an iPhone X!

A new range of tournaments have been structured and scheduled to run through the month (1st of October till the 31st of October.) It will feature a Daily Leaderboard Race, where the winner will receive a bankroll of INR 20,000 every day. The player who tops the Leaderboard 5 days in a week will get an iPhone X. There are 3 such phones to be won. More details on the Hi Octane October promo can be found on the link below: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/promotions/leaderboard-rewards

Furthermore, the BIG Series with weekly Guarantees worth 28 LAC is here to increase your adrenaline rush! Win all 6 types of The Big tournaments in a month and win an extra INR 5 LAC!! Check the outlay from the following link: https://www.pokerbaazi.com/promotions/the-big

A unique tournament format to double your stack has also been lined up. The DOUBLE OR NOTHING tournament allows top half of the entrants get doubled up. The detailed structure can be glimpsed at https://www.pokerbaazi.com/promotions/double-or-nothing

Finally, Leaderboard prizes worth INR 10 Lac will be rewarded over the duration of the month, with a cool INR 1 Lac for first place and INR 50,000 to the three most valuable players during the course of this promotion. 

 Get your hands on action, you have a great chance to win big!

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