India’s first-ever National Poker Series is due on April 29th. This grand-scale event is alluring many for competing in the exciting game. This poker series will run from April 29th to May 5th. The Poker series will take place in the PokerBaazi LIVE room in Casino Pride 2, in Panjim, Goa.
Reports suggest that there will be leadboard prizes to be offered in the series. This will include all-expense-paid trips to LA (Las Vegas). This can further present the opportunities to play and compete in some world-class poker tournaments. If you get into the winning circuit then you can get:
- For Rank 1, the winner will get +10 night accommodation and the main event buy-in worth of 10,000 U.S. Dollars.
- For Rank 2, the winner will get +10 night accommodation and 2 LAC INR
Winning at the National Poker Series can open gates to many exciting possibilities. So are you ready? The fact that this Poker series is coming with simple buy-ins of Rs. 4000, is making the participating open and easy for many. This has increased the enthusiasm and hopes alike.
No wonder Poker has caught attention from many and is growing at a massive speed! The eagerness behind this game has made many to dive into it. It won’t come as a surprise if we tell you that some of the highly revered universities in the country are also showing interest in it. Recently, IIMs and IITs have shown a strong interest in it.
The matter is not just limited to mere interest level, but proper poker classes are carrying on and national poker events are being planned. The alumni from these highly revered schools want to prove that poker is a skill-based game. Elements such as right planning, strategy, well preparation can lead to mastery over the game. One of the graduates from IIT (Delhi)- Khushal Chaudhary explained the use of mathematics and psychology in the game. He explained how understanding the subtle points of the game can lead to big wins when he said:
“Poker is all about math and psychology. Calculating the strength of your own position and picking up on subtle cues of the opponent when making choices is part of a thrilling decision-making process, and is what makes the game so enjoyable.”
The winner of an inter-collegiate poker fest called- ‘PokerBaazi.com’- Jimitesh Singla, an IIM Bangalore student, also shared his excitement about the game. He won the fest, which had more than 300 participants from top Indian colleges such as IIMs, IITs, IMT-Ghaziabad, MDI Gurgaon, reports revealed. On the news of the National Poker Series, he said:
“Traditionally, live poker is seen as a high-stakes game that involves a lot of money, but the NPS gives a chance for everyone to compete. Since it is a nationwide tournament, there is more than just prize money at stake. It’s bragging rights as to who is the best player in the country.”
Another student from IIM Bangalore- Ankit Chaturvedi, who was the runner up of the inter-collegiate poker fest, expressed his appreciation for the game. He further added:
“The venue for the NPS is world-class and with people from all over expected to come, it is comparable to an international experience.”