The coronavirus pandemic completely spoiled whatever plans poker operators in the country had for the year 2020. However, this was a blessing in disguise for the online poker industry. The game was taken to new heights during the year that has absolutely flown by. Today, we take a look at the biggest tournament guarantees that were offered during 2020.
Baazi Poker Tour 7 Crores GTD
The year started off with a bang. The third edition of Baazi Poker Tour took place between January 2nd-14th, both online as well as live. The series boasted a 7 Crores guarantee, split between the online (3 Crores) and offline (4 Crores).
BPT Online was played out from January 2nd-5th and hosted the INR 1 Crore GTD Main Event, INR 50 Lakhs GTD High Roller and several other massive tournaments. The BPT live tournament took place in Goa between 8th-15th January, consisting of the High Roller 1 Crore GTD, Main Event INR 2 Crore GTD and the Main Event of Day2. Gautam Sachdeva was crowned BPT’s Main Event winner and he won a payout of INR 43.21 Lakhs.
End Boss on PokerBaazi 5 Crores GTD
The End Boss boasted a total prize pool of 5 Crores and guaranteed an incredible and never before seen payout of INR 1 Crores to the winner. The winner of this massive tournament was Abhishek Maheshwari, who won a little over INR 1 Crore in prize money.
What’s In Store For 2021
The year 2020 was not kind to the live poker scene in the country or anywhere around the world. Hopefully, in 2021 we can see live tables back in action and large scale tournaments begin to take place. For now, we have a couple of exciting online poker series that will be kicking off in January 2021
Asian Poker Tour on PokerBaazi 8 Crores GTD
The Asian Poker Tour makes its way onto the online felts of poker in India. PokerBaazi will be hosting this prestigious series starting from 15th-26th January! The series boasts a prize pool of 8 Crores and the big guarantees will also be accompanied by 15 trophies and 4 rings and other accolades!
Let’s hope that the year 2021 brings peace and prosperity to everyone around the world!
Let’s hope that the poker industry in the country can reach new heights and break even more records in terms of players and guarantees! For more information about poker tournaments in India and poker news, keep reading PokerShots!