Mar 22, 2018

You heard it right, PokerBaazi is writing history. Partnering with Haryana Hawks as their official title sponsor in the Match Indian Poker League 2018 will go a long way in the endeavors to put poker on the map of Indian sports. The initiative highlights PokerBaazi’s constant perseverance to remove taboos surrounding this game.

What PokerBaazi Has To Say

Here’s what the co-founder of, Navkiran Singh had to say about the collaboration. “It’s a proud moment for PokerBaazi to associate with Match IPL- first of its kind in India. I think MIPL is a great platform for poker players to showcase their skill in this spectacular mind-sport. We are really looking forward to becoming a part of this breakthrough concept. This will play an instrumental role in changing the mindset of people about poker, especially in our country.”

Joining hands with Match IPL 2018 will give PokerBaazi the edge required to propagate poker as a game of skill. The venture is in tandem with the visionary approach leaders at PokerBaazi aspire for.

About Haryana Hawks

Aiming for the stars and soaring higher than ever! Yes, this is the motto of Haryana Hawks, one of the chosen 10 teams at the Match Indian Poker League 2018. The team’s mascot clearly states that they have eyes set on the coveted title and glory galore. 

Play On

Well, there’s great news for PokerBaazi patrons as well. PokerBaazi brings you a chance to be a part of this amazing one of its kind league. Play the Qualifiers on and win to get selected in the HARYANA HAWKS Team.


The Match Format

Match IPL Qualifier1: This tournament will start at 8.30 PM on 18th March 2018. Entry through deposit code MIPL1 with a deposit of 500.

Match IPL Qualifier2: This tournament will start at 8.30 PM on 19th March 2018. Entry through deposit code MIPL2 with a deposit of 500.

Match IPL Qualifier3: This tournament will start at 8.30 PM on 20th March 2018. Entry through deposit code MIPL3 with a deposit of 500.

Match IPL Qualifier Finale: This tournament will start at 8.30 PM on 21st March 2018. Only the top 15 players from Qualifier 1, Qualifier 2 &                                              Qualifier 3 will be eligible to play this tournament.  

The Finale winner will be selected to play for HARYANA HAWKS team in the Match IPL Edition 2 to be held on 31st March at Kolkata.

Following are the prizes that come along with the Qualifier Finale.

Rank1: The Summit 10 LAC GTD on 22nd March, BSS 15 LAC GTD on 25th March and The Endeavour 15 LAC GTD on 27th March

Rank2: The Summit 10 LAC GTD on 22nd March and The Endeavour 15 LAC GTD on 27th March

Rank3: Mini Endeavour 5 LAC GTD on 26th March and Mini Summit 5 LAC GTD on 28th March

Day 7: Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota ships PPL Spring’18 Main Event for INR 28.2LAC

The PokerBaazi Premier League concluded yesterday with the Spring’18 Edition. The week-long series marks the first of four such series scheduled for 2018. Indian Poker-Pro Manoj ’killbill’ Pentakota took down the 1Crore Guaranteed Main Event for a whopping INR 28.2LAC! Here’s a look at the action from the Final Day.

Event 37: 1L GTD RE

First up was the 1LAC guaranteed Re-entry event, which roped in 129 entries. ‘kris81n’ took down the event, defeating ‘griezmann’ heads up for a payday of INR 29,920.

Event 38: 3L GTD Deepstack Turbo RE

This 3LAC guaranteed Deepstack Turbo Re-entry Event was next in line and attracted a field of 164. Heads up play saw ‘superchor89’ and ‘TheInternetKid’ battling it out, and it was eventually ‘superchor89’ who came out on top and scored INR 60,750 for his efforts.


The event that everybody had their eyes on- the PPL Spring’18 Edition boasted a Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of INR 1Crore! 471 players took part in the event, utilizing an additional 253 re-entries. Eight and a half hours is what it took to crown our champion – Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota. He defeated ‘schemer’ heads up for a life-changing amount of INR 28,23,600. Runner-up received INR 16.01L. The Final table also featured names like ‘kornkid’ (5th), ‘Sidddhu’ (6th) and ‘Killersam’ (8th).

Event 40: 25L GTD RE

Event 40 featured 25L in guaranteed prize pool and roped in 208 players. ‘Acesheart’ took down the event, defeating ‘Sidddhu’ heads up for INR 4,87,500. Second place received a payday of INR 3,62,500.

Event 41:

Event 42: Hangover 2L GTD RE

The trademark Hangover Event concluded the series, and promised INR 2L in guaranteed prize money. ‘kallolbecs’ took down the event defeating ‘floatfish’ heads up for a payday of INR 52,580.

Congratulations to all the winners of Day 7!

Stay tuned as we announce the Leaderboard Winners of the PPL Spring’18 Edition and PPL Fantasy League. Find the details in the links below:

PPL Spring’18 Leaderboard:

PPL Fantasy League Leaderboard:


Day 5: PPL Spring’18

The PokerBaazi Premier League Spring’18 Edition concluded its fifth Day with Events 25 through to 30. Here’s how the Day unfolded:

Event 25: 1L GTD R+A

The Day kicked off with Event 25 – a 1LAC guaranteed Rebuy/Add-on event. It saw 118 entrants along with 193 rebuys. Heads up saw ‘jeeven’ defeat ‘flippp’ for the win and a payday of INR 22,000.

Event 26: 3L GTD 6-max RE

Next up was the 3LAC guaranteed 6-max Re-entry event, which roped in 95 entries along with 84 re-entries. It was eventually ‘criminal_mind’ who took down the event, beating ‘abhishek081190’ Heads up for a sweet payday of INR 72,000.

Event 27: 4L GTD FO

The 4LAC guaranteed Freeze-out Event was next in line and attracted a field of 130 players. After over 5 hours of play, heads up saw ‘VJS2807’ and ‘Lucid’ battling it out, with the former coming out on top and winning a prize of INR 88,000 for his efforts.

Event 28: 2.5L GTD R+A

Event 28 was a 2.5LAC guaranteed Rebuy/Add-on event. 95 players took part in the event, utilizing a total of 158 rebuys. ‘qazxsw2’ came out on top of the field, defeating ‘agent080’ heads up for a score of INR 60,000.

Event 29: 50L GTD 6-max HighRoller

The big one of the Day, Event 29 marked the featured Event – a 50LAC guaranteed 6-max Highroller event. 118 of the biggest names in Indian poker took part in this event, utilizing a total of 49 re-entries. It was none other than recent WSOP bracelet winner Aditya ‘gangajal’ Sushant who took down the event, defeating ‘Sara24’ Heads up for the title and a mammoth Payday of INR 11,00,000. Second place was rewarded INR 8,25,000.

Event 30: The BIG 10 (5RE)

The final event of the day was the Big 10 – a 10LAC guaranteed Re-entry event. Over 6 and a half hours of play was what it took to crown the winner – ‘fsociety’ who defeated ‘AbhishekRathod’ heads up for the win and a payday of INR 2,10,600.

Congratulations to all the Winners of Day 5!

Day 6 of the PPL Spring’18 kicks off at 2:00 pm today and is Headlined by the 15LAC guaranteed Main Event Warm-up, scheduled for 8:00 pm.

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

Day 5 Leaderboard:

Day 5 Fantasy League Leaderboard:

Good luck for Day 6 Baazigars!




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!




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.






PokerBaazi Premier League aka PPL is by far the biggest stage for poker players longing for ultimate online poker experience and biggest cash prizes in India. This can be accentuated with the datum of PPL 4 bestowing players with a guaranteed prize of 6.5 Million. Well, the delight fast-tracked when the first day kindled with thrills, adrenaline and excitement, kicked off yesterday at 7 PM and saw 144 registrations trailed with the main event offering 7 LACS GTD prize.

First event

The first event for day 1 commenced at 7 PM for 30K GTD [R+A] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em. The event drew 120 players and they built-up a prize pool worth Rs 80600.  Keshav Chadha ‘Urindanger’ chugged all the way to the top spot by winning Rs 17732, ‘pingu’ took the second spot by winning Rs 13299 and ‘Nikhil.31.u’ earned Rs 9672 for the third place.

Second event

The action moved at a brisk pace when the satellite for the second event started at 7 PM where 44 players participated. The event 2 for day 1 instigated at 9 PM for 50K GTD [FreezeOut] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em. 159 players created a total prize pool of Rs 79500. Jimmy Arora ‘jeeven’ treaded to the top position by winning Rs 16099, ‘thehorse7’ took the second spot by winning Rs 12124 and ‘krishan’ took the third spot with a cash prize of Rs 9143. Getting excited? Well, time to keep your nerves under control as we take you to the highlights of the main event.

Main event

The main event for 7 LAC GTD [2 ReEntries] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em began at 10 PM. 144 players participated in it and the total prize pool went up to a whopping Rs 955000. The combat endured for straight 7 hours. ‘zimmyyash’ seized the lead by winning Rs 200550, ‘rohitbegwani’ was next in stroke with Rs 148025, ‘Mrsinister’ took the third spot by winning Rs 112213 and ‘killersam’ took the fourth spot by winning Rs 85950.

Fourth Event

The fourth event for 45K GTD [R+A] [Turbo] NO LIMIT Texas Hold’em commenced at 11.30 PM. 108 players contended in it and the total prize pool was Rs 91200. ‘pocketjs’ took the top position by winning Rs 21888, ‘VnutsG’ shoved for Rs 15504 and ‘Amit030’ took the third spot by winning Rs 10944. The gala is not over yet and concoct yourself for much more looked-for delights in PPL 4, which is a 5-day affair and encompasses 24 super exciting events.

We have always mentioned that Leaderboard points are as exciting as the games and PPL 4 will have a leaderboard prize of 6 LAC Real cash chips. ‘zimmyyash’ took the top spot with 564 points, ‘Urindanger’ got the second rank with 471 points and ‘jeeven’ got the third rank with 466 points.

Head over to the PPL 4 Main page and view a schedule of the remaining events. Want to register? Have more questions? Just drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 1800 3000 9630 Toll-free

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