Last night the felts of PokerBaazi witnessed a massive turnout of 1205 entries, all trying to make it through the first qualifying flight of the monumental 5 Crore guaranteed event, The End Boss. Hopes and spirits were high as players have waited months in eager anticipation for the launch of India’s Biggest Online Poker Tournament – and now that it’s here, it’s time to create history!
Flight 1A marked the completion of the first of four qualifying flights, all leading up to Day 2 which is scheduled on Sunday, the 19th of April. A buy in of INR 11,000 is what players need to shell out to participate in any of these flights, with plenty of opportunities to qualify for a fraction of the cost via satellites, running frequently on the website.
Action kicked off at 7PM yesterday, with each flight ending at the conclusion of Level 27 (approximately 12AM). Sure enough, the who’s who of Indian poker were seen battling it out on the felts amidst a massive field of players, all with their eyes on the Prize – INR 1 Crore to the Winner! After nearly 5 hours of play yesterday, popular MTT grinder Vaibhav ‘durrrr1310’ Saigal bagged the biggest stack of the Day – 4.75L (119BB). He is closely followed by another big pro, Ashish ‘OMG_spew’ Munot and his 4.07L chips (101BB). The third biggest stack from last night’s flight belongs to Kamal ‘Identity’ Naruka – 3.86L.
Of the 1205 entrants, only 142 survived the Day. Some of the Notables include:
Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja (9th) – 2.65 Lac
Siddharth ‘Sidddhu’ Mundada (11th) – 2.49 Lac
Manoj ‘killbill’ Pentakota (13th) – 2.38 Lac
Anik ‘EagleSong’ Ajmera (15th) – 2.28 Lac
Arjanveer ‘holdbaby’ Chadha (19th) – 2.05 Lac
Neel ‘Worm33’ Joshi (21st) – 1.99 Lac
Haresh ‘Narcos’ Kukreja (24th) – 1.87 Lac
Kartik ‘TheInternetKid’ Ved (27th) – 1.81 Lac
Jaideep ‘GoneClubbing’ Sajwan (28th) – 1.77 Lac
Sumit ‘boronyx’ Sapra (30th) – 1.75 Lac
Chirag ‘miyagi’ Sodha (32nd) – 1.72 Lac
Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (34th) – 1.67 Lac
Anirban ‘pottysingh’ Das (35th) – 1.67 Lac
Other Notable survivors include Alok Birewar, Prabhat Kiran Mukherjea, Pratibha Arya, Laksh Pal Singh, Anant Purohit, Pulkit Goyal, Utsav Taneja, Shagun Jain, Arsh Grover, Zurvan Tumboli, Sahil Mahboobani, and Chiraag Patel.
With so much at stake, it won’t be surprising to see many of these names take another shot at one or more of the remaining flights, each hoping to Bag a big stack moving into Day 2.
Flight number two kicks off at 7PM this evening, and similar to yesterday, will see 27 levels of play. PokerBaazi.com has included tons of satellites every day, with over 85 seats guaranteed, so be sure to check them out! Deposit codes are also available on the website for each flight.
Good Luck to everyone!