Well the moment we have all been waiting for is finally here. 645 hopefuls out of the mammoth 5847 player field will return to the digital felts of PokerBaazi at 6pm this evening for Day 2 of India’s Biggest Poker tournament, and someone will be walking away with the unfathomable 1st place payday of INR 1 Crore!
Last night we witnessed the final flight of PokerBaazi’s End Boss, and boy the numbers were something! 1072 unique entries along with 820 re-entries brought the final tally to a massive 1892, with just 244 players surviving the 27 levels of play. Joining these players are the survivors from Flights 1A, 1B and 1C, which brings a total of 645 players back for Day 2.
When the 5 Crore guarantee was announced by PokerBaazi CEO Mr Navkiran Singh earlier this year, it seemed improbable, even impossible. As has been the trend with PokerBaazi, they continue to surprise us and this time, the 5 Crore figure was not only touched but crushed, closing at an unbelievable 5,84,70,000!
The Final Payouts have also been announced by the company early this morning, with 10% of the field (585 players) being paid out. In addition, it includes both a healthy min-cash for making the money and a super-loaded final table, so smiles all around! Here they are:
With the survivors from all 4 flights now merging, here’s a look at the 10 biggest stacks:
- Deepak ‘Dkrocks01’ Meena – 5.04 Lac
- Vaibhav ‘durrrr1310’ Saigal – 4.75 Lac
- Manish ‘manamish’ Yadav – 4.65 Lac
- Nikita ‘skillfox’ Kejriwal – 4.65 Lac
- Dinesh ‘htc170209’ Kukreja – 4.39 Lac
- Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra – 4.12 Lac
- Avinash ‘avi098x’ – 4.10 Lac
- Ashish ‘ OMG_spew ’ Munot – 4.07 Lac
- Prabhakaran ‘MrDependable’ S – 4.07 Lac
- Shashank ‘lallantap123’ Mittal – 3.95 Lac
Day 2 will kick off at 6pm this evening and play resumes at 2k/4k blinds. It’s truly a remarkable achievement not only by the company but by the entire poker community in India. We wish you all the very best of luck. Let’s all brace ourselves, this is history in the making!