Mar 22, 2018


I love it when a person’s last name turns out to be either hilariously or inspiringly literal – some examples that come to mind are:

  • William Wordsworth, the Poet
  • Frank Beard who was the only beardless member of ZZ Top
  • Anthony Weiner, most famous for his sexting scandal, and most of all
  • Chris Moneymaker who translated an $86 satellite win to the $2.30 million WSOP Main Event win in 2003. Say what?!!

In fact, Wikipedia states that Chris Moneymaker’s ancestors actually made silver and gold coins and chose “Moneymaker” as their last name as a modification of their German last name "Nurmacher.” What a way to make his ancestors proud!

In true Baazigar style and as a tribute to Chris and to all of us who grind the Poker felt daily looking for glory and the big score, PokerBaazi will be hosting an online tournament called “The Moneymaker” on October 1 with a whopping Rs. 1 Cr GTD with Rs. 25 Lakhs going to the winner!  Say what-what?!!

It will be India’s biggest online poker tournament till date and there will be a zillion satellites starting at Rs.10 for a chance at winning the buy-in amount of Rs. 11,000.

There are also a number of fun contests on Facebook where you can win a ticket to this tournament, so make sure you check those out, too. There’s also a deposit code ‘MONEYMAKER’ with which you can get a free ticket on a 30K deposit.

Besides playing the daily satellites  and participating in the contests, my checklist for preparing for India’s biggest online Poker Tournament:

  1. Pray
  2. Change my last name to Moneymaker.

 Ladies and Gentlemen, the words massive, epic and beast are thrown around very easily these days so I’m going to say that this event is going to be mammoth not just massive, legendary not just epic, and the winner shall be known as Drogon, the beast of beasts!

 Let’s wage war on the PokerBaazi tables on October 1 to be worthy of becoming India’s first Moneymaker!

Checkout the details at


Maria Kirloskar

PokerBaazi Team PRO

Take part in the India’s biggest poker festival ever. The trail of whopping prize amount continues and this time it is with “The MoneyMaker.”

The event has been scheduled for the 1st of October, 9 pm onwards. The tournament guarantees a hefty Prizepool of 1 Crore, additionally, an INR 25 LAC GTD for the first place winner! A buy-in amount of INR 11,000 will get you an entry to the tournament. It gives players the chance to multiply their investment anywhere from 50 – 250 times, now that’s something worth working for!

Furthermore, is hosting a range of “satellite tournaments” leading up to The Moneymaker, giving players great value for their money by investing as low as INR 10 and securing themselves a ticket. More than one of these Satellite tournaments are being held every day on the website.

Designed and structured by some of the biggest and most accomplished poker PROs in the country, The Moneymaker promises to change the history of poker in India and has come up with something huge and way more interesting. To an increased amount of guaranteed prizepool from 60 LAC, in the Main Event of PokerBaazi Premier League Special Edition, to 1 Crore will drive poker folks insane. This has already created a buzz in the poker community.

The MoneyMaker is here, hold your cards right as the battle of minds is about to begin. Tournaments have become an extremely popular format of the game due to the amount of money being offered. Coming up with something like The MoneyMaker tournament is a game changer for any professional, amateur or recreational poker player. The tournament is undoubtedly going to be spectacular. Get ready for an adventurous ride on the biggest poker tournament online.

The event will be hosted online on, and players can choose to play either by downloading the software/App on their desktops or phones (IOS or Android) or by simply using the “Instant Play” option available on the PokerBaazi website page. The action is about to begin and to WIN big try your hands on the daily satellites. Check the schedule at

Day 7 of the PPL SE concluded last night with the final 6 events of the series, including the 60 LAC GTD Main Event. Let’s take a look at the highlights:

Event 26: Day 7 kicked off with the 1 LAC GTD Freezeout, attracting 145 entries. “Kanav07” defeated “Psychonaut” heads-up to take down the event along with 22,838 in prize money.

Event 27: The 2 LAC GTD RA event followed, and roped in 132 unique entries, taking the total Prizepool to over 2.5L. “adit11” finished on top of the pack, winning 55,968 in prize money, followed by “cf123” in second place.

Event 28: This exciting 5 LAC GTD Freezout event saw a field of 185 players fighting it out for first place and a piece of the 5.55L on offer. “Psychonaut” once again found himself heads up for the title, and took down the event defeating “praf11”. He received 1,11,000 in prize money.

Event 29: The highlight of the day and the series, this 60 LAC GTD Main Event boasted a field of 293. This event attracted some of the biggest names in the country, each competing for the title and a monumental top prize of 11.4 L! It took nearly nine hours to finally crown our champion, winner of the PPL SE Main Event – “JDBhaiya”. Second place finisher “yo_bitch” missed out on the title but won himself 8,40,000 for his efforts.

Event 30: This 1L GTD RA Turbo event saw Mr consistent “Amit1Sur” oust a field of 92 to win 28,320 in prize money. Second place in this event was taken by “ShakuniMama”.

Event 31: The PPL SE concluded with the trademark Hangover event, offering 2 LAC in Guaranteed Prizepool. “Ziigmund” came out on top of the field of 153, receiving 46,980 in prize money. He defeated “Indianavatar” in the heads up duel and recorded his first win of the series.

Congratulations to all the winners of Day 7!

PokerBaazi would like to thank each and every one of you for making the PPL SE a Grand Success. The response that we have received only motivates us to do more. 7 days and 31 events of high octane poker seem to have flown by extremely quickly, but we will be back next season for more!

As the PPL SE concludes, it’s time to congratulate not only the winner of the events but also the winners of the Leaderboard and Fantasy League. Let’s take a look at the winners.

With 2927 points, 2 wins and 11/27 cashes in the series, the winner of the PPL SE Leaderboard and Baazigar of the Series is "Intruder", bagging 3 LAC for his efforts. Finishing closely behind him is “Amit1Sur”, who recorded 2575 points, 1 win and 13/30 cashes. CONGRATULATIONS!! Complete leaderboard standings can b

e viewed here:

Team “Loafer” tops the leaderboard with 9118 points, and is the winner of this edition of the PPL SE Fantasy League. Finishing in second place with 8615 points is Team “Sherlocked”.  CONGRATULATIONS! Details of the teams and complete leaderboard standings can be viewed here:

Following the legacy of the PokerBaazi Premier League, here comes the After Party! The PPL SE After Party will run from the 4th of September through to the 10th. Details listed here:

Thank you once again Baazigars, for making this Special Edition of the PokerBaazi Premier League a Grand Success!



The ongoing PokerBaazi Premier League Special Edition continues to clock guarantee-crushing numbers with the conclusion of Day 6. Here are the highlights of yesterday’s Events:

Event 21

138 players took part in this 1L GTD RA event. “underdog05” was the last man standing after defeating “KarmaPoker” heads up, winning 23,730 in prize money.

Event 22

The 2L GTD event was the second event of the evening, attracting 187 unique entries. With nearly 2.2 LAC up for grabs, it was “tena” who took down this event along with a cool 43,680 in prize money. Runner up of Event 22 was “md20”.

Event 23

This 1.5 LAC GTD Freezeout event had 149 entries. Heads up play saw “pranav.bang1” and “ciroc” battling it out for pole position, with the latter coming out on top and winning 31,500 in prize money.

Event 24

Headlining the events of Day 6, the 15 LAC GTD Main Event Warm Up saw 224 entries and a total prizepool of 17,65,000 on offer! After nearly 8 hours of poker, the field was down to the last two. “pranav.bang1” and “jojobindaz” faced off in a heads up battle with the former emerging victorious. Bettering his second place finish earlier in the day, “pranav.bang1” also won 3,44,175 for his efforts.    

Event 25

Day 6 concluded with the 1L GTD Turbo RA event. 113 entries to this event shot the prizepool to over 1.7 LAC. Top spot was taken by “qazxsw2” along with 41,640 in prize money. The runner up of Event 25 was “Manali_Cream”.

Congratulations to all the winners of Day 6!

Today marks the final day of the PPL SE. It will be headlined by the PPL SE MAIN EVENT, with a whopping 60 LAC in Guaranteed Prizepool. Join us as Day 7 kicks off at 3pm.

Intruder” sits atop the Leaderboard after Day 6, followed by “ketchup” and “Amit1Sur” respectively. Check out the complete standing here.

For PPL SE Fantasy League standings, click here.

PokerBaazi would like to wish all the players the very best for Day 7 and the much anticipated Main Event. See you at the tables!

#PokerBaazi #PPL #SpecialEdition #Day6 #Baazigar



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:

PPL SE Fantasy League Leaderboard standings can be found here:

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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