The Week That Was: IMPS Victory Tales by Poker Pros


Online poker is on a roll this year, and Industry leader Pokerbaazi is yet again smashing records with hosting some of the best value tournaments at the moment. The Indian Micro Poker Series (IMPS) was launched by with the intention of giving all the beginners a shot at some serious tournament action. With IMPS, Pokerbaazi is taking the driver’s seat when it comes to offering tournament options for the small and mid-stakes players.

The series kicked off on September 21st and continued till October 4th with several tournaments on the schedule and buy-ins ranging from INR 100, going up to INR 500. Value hunters need not look far as most of the tournaments at the IMPS feature a guarantee that is 300 times the buy-in! With an impressive GTD of 2 CR this season, IMPS has set out to become the biggest tournament series ever in India within the micro-stakes category!

The series closed out yet another impressive run, with its pinnacle – the INR 50 Lakhs GTD IMPS Main Event. Garnering about 4,672 entries across five starting flights with a buy-in of INR 1,100, 29-year old Kalpesh ‘joecada’ Mehta claimed the INR 8.59 Lakh top prize, beating user ‘raavan369’ to second place for INR 5.74 Lakhs.

We happened to get in touch with a couple players during the course of the series who went on to ship the DAILY 2 LAC IMPS events! Here’s what they had to say about their experience this season:

Siddharth Pandey – Clearly a soul-stirring win for the Baazi regular.

Maddhav Kohli – Kohli further adds, For an entry ticket of about 200 rupees, I ended up winning 35k. Those are fantastic returns. Moreover, it’s been a really good experience playing on this platform, I’ve only just started playing poker since the lockdown began and almost 95% of my games have been on baazi.’

Siddhanth Lodha – ‘…This win is probably going to take me a day or more to come back to earth. I’ve always believed all the poker you practice off the table will and surely will come revisit you on tournament tables,’ Lodha adds on his stupendous win.

Surendra Gehlot – ‘…Players are serious over here on Baazi in comparison to other active poker websites in India,’ Gehlot speaks further about the platform.

Neeraj Sharma – ‘I am feeling very confident about my game and thought process after winning this tournament. Last year I won Friday on Baazi through satellite. After that this is my second highest win on Baazi. I started my poker journey by playing freerolls on Baazi whole night. I have learned a lot on Baazi. The Daily tournament is very good in every aspect. Its low buy-in and huge GTD makes it more surprising and exciting. The IMPS main event is really a subject of attraction of every MTT player as it provides 50 lakh GTD with just a buy-in of INR 1100 only. It will be great if Baazi organises this series in regular interval of two or three months,’ Sharma narrates more on his IMPS win.

Rahul Diwan – ‘…Playing on Pokerbaazi has been a great experience since the rng here is pretty good and also the tournaments are great,’ Diwan praises the Baazi platform for hosting such tourneys.

Sunny Ahuja – ‘…I got hooked onto online poker during the lockdown. Have tried 3-4 other platforms in the past few months. But the user interface and choices that Baazi offers is unbeatable. Also, their customer support team is super quick to respond and very helpful,’ Ahuja also shares with us his journey with poker during the lockdown.

Arun Kumar Thakur – ‘…Pokerbaazi is the one of the most reliable sites to play online Poker. I have more than 4 years of experience of playing here. Over the years I have won lots of prizes on this platform. I compete with the most talented players across the country. Thanks to the Pokerbaazi team for coming up with these tournaments which gives big prize money at low cost buy-ins,’ Thakur couldn’t appreciate the platform enough and expresses his love for the game on Baazi.

Shantanu Singhi – ‘…It feels great to have run deep in such a big tournament. Got a few huge spots go my way in the mid stages so luckily, I pretty much cruised to the FT without needing to risk my tournament life which was quite a comforting feeling,’ one of the HIGHROLLER 10 LAC GTD winners Singhi shares his euphoric moment with us which led to his impressive win.

Mohak Kapoor – ‘…Well actually to be honest, it’s a really great opportunity for the grinders out there. IMPS offers a lot in the terms of prize money to buy-in amount,’ Another HIGHROLLER champion and Baazi regular, Kapoor states how amazing this series is for all the value hunters out there.

Congratulations to all the winners!