Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament – April edition (BLT April ’18) witnessed WINNERS walk away with Cash Prizes worth 1.25 Crores.
The Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament was held from 5th to 9th April 2018 on board Casino Pride, Goa. The Rake Free April edition was all about attracting Indian as well as International Poker Players and Stars for 5 days full of fun, laughter, camaraderie and of course all the poker action.
Devil is in the Details
The BLT April ‘18came back stronger than ever, witnessing a total of 250+participating players. The tournament was an absolute riot which saw players battle it out across 5 events and take away a total prize pool of a whopping 1.25 Crores.
Itsaw a good mix of all kinds of Poker Players. The Tourney Favourites, the Poker Pros, the Sharks, the Novices, et al. Thus, making the tournament accessible to all, thereby highlighting the versatility of all the events organized. It also left one star-struck as the presence of Poker Pros such as Rajnish Priyadarshi,EkaVedantham, Aditya Agarwal, Bobby Zhang, PhacharaWongwichit, JasvenSaigal, Amit Jain, Aditya Sushant, Kunal Patni, Maria Kirloskar, Dhaval Mudgal, ZarwanTamboli, RaghavBansal and many moreonly added to the excitement and grandeur of the event!
10K Warm-Up Event
Openingoff Day 1’s proceedings, the Warm Up event kick-started the spirits at the tournament.With a Buy-In of only Rs. 10,000/-, the no. of entries received was 139. The winners’ details were as follows:
1st Place: Aditya Sushant | Prize: 3.9L
2nd Place: Raushan Singh | Prize: 2.5L
3rd Place: Ashish Naik | Prize: 1.6L
30K Main Event
Following up on an exciting Day 1, Day 2 soared high with the no. of entries going up to a total of 189. The Buy-In of the event was Rs. 30,000/- with winners’ details as follows:
1st Place: Bobby Zhang | Prize: 17L
2nd Place: Saurabh Arora | Prize: 12L
3rd Place: Chirag Patel |Prize: 8L
15K Bounty Event
The vibe was infectious and the venue saw the big screens for the IPL put up as well. It was truly a gamer’s paradise that day. The Bounty event saw a total no. of 68 entries, the Buy-In of which was Rs. 15,000/-.The players had to bust each other out, and every busted player had to give up their Bounty Band worth 5K to the player who busted them. This amount was given to the players over and above the cash prize. The winner’s details as follows:
1st Place: Vidwath Shetty | Prize: 1.6L
2nd Place: Devesh Thapar | Prize: 1.5L
3rd Place: Manoj Pentakota | Prize: 1.5L
75K High Roller Event
They came, they rolled high, they conquered. The High Roller Event saw a total no. of 48 entries coming together to play that ace up their sleeves. The winners’ details were as follows:
1st Place: Sarvanan Swaminathan | Prize: 12.5L
2nd Place: Gokul Krishna | Prize: 9L
3rd Place: SriharshaDoddapaneni | Prize: 6L
25K Heads-Up Event
The final day of BLT April ‘18saw the playersand the crewexperience the daunting feeling of a trip to paradise coming to a close. With a total no. of entries touching the maximum point of 32 players, the event which ran up to the wee hours of the next day, witnessed a one on one, knockout clash where there was ultimately one undefeated champ! The winners’ details were as follows:
1st Place: Vickey Narwani | Prize: 4L
2nd Place: VivekRughani | Prize: 2L
3rd Place: Rajeev Raut | Prize: 1L
One of the biggest goals of the BLT April ’18 edition was to go beyond the game of Poker and provide a #SeriouslyFun experience to each and every player. True to its word, the entire crew at Baadshah Gaming and Casino Pride successfully managed to curate an unforgettable experience for the players. A multitude of fun promotions such as Deuce 7, Quad Baadshah, Full House, Flush em Straight, Flush em Royalty, had players having a gala time, giving them an opportunity to get upto 20% of their Buy-In back. An event first timer, Poker Pong – Beer Pong with a Poker Twist, was well received and turned out to be one of the most popular promotions. Amongst all, itsaw Gokul Raj manage to plot a Straight Flush with just 5 chances thereby winning prizes on Baadshah Gaming.
Co-Founder and Chief Card Shark at Baadshah Gaming, Madhav Gupta said, “The response and number of entries for the Rake Free April edition has been phenomenal and had all of us at Baadshah stoked! The entire aim of organizing Live Tournaments is to provide the players a with a wholesome and seriously fungaming experience. We want to mimic home games where players are free to come along with their buddies and have a great personal experience. Thereby creating memories which will last a lifetime. We’ve loved the support which we have received along the entire journey from the poker community and this only further motivates us to come back with bigger and better live editions. Baadshah has always been about the players and we love to give back to the community in whichever way possible “
Towards the end, every player had something to take back with them along with some long-lasting happy and fun-filled memories. Baadshah Goodie Bags were gifted to the players which had a variety of merchandise, the favourites amongst which were the Power Bank and Computer Mouses. The rewards list also included a Free Ticket to the next edition’s Main Event to the First Player who got busted from the April Edition’s Main Event.
To sum up, the BLT April ’18 was a resounding success, leaving players wanting more and having their eyes on the lookout for the soon to be held next edition.