Online poker in India has witnessed the unthinkable! What rolled out as “India’s biggest online poker tournament” with a guaranteed prize pool of INR 2 Crore shocked even creators PokerBaazi.com when The Game Changer eventually recorded a massive field of 3777 entrants, making for an overall prize pool of INR 3.78 Crore!
Day 1C concluded last night and saw a massive field of 1613 (868 unique) players – making it the largest of the three starting flights. With the first leg of the historic event in the books, it all comes down to Day 2 on Sunday – 6PM where the 386 survivors from all three starting flights will make their way back to the felts, each gunning for the title and mammoth payday – which also saw an increase from 50L to 60L!
The third starting flight of the event saw plenty of action from players either trying to improve their chip counts or just make it through the day. Everyone joined hands in this incredible event, making it the biggest ever seen in India – BY FAR!
Leading the 186 survivors from Day 1C is “Krishiveer” (5,13,644), followed by “kianmnatnihc” (3,86,280) and “divij24” (3,57,914) in second and third place respectively. Other notables form the Day include “mithrandir16” (3,51,677), Vikash “Viki.nse” Khaitan (2,76,153), previous MoneyMaker winner Varun “VnutsG” Gupta (2,14,286) and Vinay “Vinstill” B (2,03,970).
A 60 LAC payday and a prize pool of 3.78 Crore – the Game Changer really lived up to its name! It is truly a matter of pride for each and every one who is even slightly involved with the mind sport, and these numbers stand proof that poker has indeed grown leaps and bounds in India over the past few years.
Congratulations to all the survivors. History will be made on Day2- Good Luck!