The festival of Lights – Diwali is right around the corner and while it is a Hindu festival, some aspects of it are universally celebrated. For instance those lovely Diwali mithais that one can gorge on during this time and of course game nights at various relatives’ or your friends house are a regular feature in this month of the year. In recent years with the influx and its popularity rapidly rising among the youth, poker is now also played during Diwali which has traditionally been about the game of teen patti (3 card Indian poker). And with bright lights of diyas and sparklers all around, The Spartan Poker has also got into the spirit of the season by offering what can only be called a Dhamaka of terrific tournaments and promotions in this festive month. With multiple crores on offer throughout this 5 week period, its time to brush up on those poker skills, shine at the virtual felts and make your Diwali brighter than ever!
Spartan has always been about constantly innovating its offerings which is the reason why you have game changing tournaments like the Millionaire which has swiftly become a favourite with poker players across India. Their latest innovation is called ‘Battlefield’ which mimics a live poker tournament’s entry process. The Battlefield is the first multi-day tournament introduced in the country which will be played over a 3 day period. There will be two starting flights (on Thursday and Friday) followed by the finale on Saturday where the winner will be crowned. This tournament features a buy-in of INR 1,100 and will offer a guaranteed prizepool of INR 5 lakhs.
The Battlefield tournament follows the re-entry format but the interesting part of that is you can potentially cash in twice in this tournament. Players who play on Day 1A and survive are also allowed to participate on Day 1B. Should they survive 1B, they will go into Day 2 with 2 different stacks under the same username till such time that stacks get merged into one whenever both stacks of the same player end up on the same table. Once merged however the player will continue playing the rest of tournament with just one combined stack. The best scenario for a player to cash twice is that they bust out just prior to the final table with one stack and go onto win the tournament with the other surviving stack.
Its comparison to a live tournament event will be quite interesting for many players and others will enjoy the novelty of being able to multi-table in the same tournament for potentially a double cash out.
SPARTAN SUPER SERIES (SSS) – PLATINUM EDITION
If there’s one sure thing you can bet on every month at The Spartan Poker, its a big value tournament series. And November too will be no different, well a little different to be sure considering a dash of Diwali dhamaka added to the SSS. The Spartan Super Series, one of the most well known offerings from the Spartan tournament stable returns with a glossy Platinum edition this November. Featuring a total guaranteed prizepool of over INR 3.4 Crores, you do not want to miss out on this one! The featured SSS Main Event with a buy-in of INR 11,000 will have a guarantee of INR 75 lakhs and you will also have hiked guarantees on several other special tournaments which are part of this SSS Platinum series. Running from 13-19 November, the SSS participants can also compete on the the leaderboard where a huge INR 10 lakhs is up for grabs for the most consistent players.
What could be the most exciting news of them all is about India’s biggest online tournament i.e. The Millionaire. Scheduled to take place on 12 November at 4:30 pm, the November edition of the Millionaire is capturing the festive spirit of Diwali by offering a massive INR 1 crore prizepool to the participating players. And this comes to you at the same buy-in of INR 5,500! There’s nothing more that needs to be said for this incredible value tournament which is surely expected to pay out more than its usual INR 20 lakhs and INR 10 laks for its top two finishers respectively in this Diwali special edition.
Also is usually the case with many high profile tournaments on Spartan, one can get into this special edition of the Millionaire via extremely cheap satellites. For more information click HERE.
INDIA ONLINE POKER CHAMPIONSHIP – IOPC
The biggest online tournament series of the country is without doubt the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) which has consistently been raising the bar when it comes to a big value big guarantee series. Happening twice a year, the IOPC will make its return in 2018 in the month of January with this signature series guaranteeing a total of INR 5.5 Crores! While we have limited information at the moment about the schedule, we’ve been told it’s a 10 day festival that will feature a range of tournaments all of which put together will offer a guaranteed prizepool of INR 5 crores. Players will also fight it out for more cash and bragging rights on the IOPC Leaderboard competition. So save the dates for IOPC January which will take place from 11-21 January 2018.
MEGA MONTHLY TOURNAMENTS
And not to forget there is much more for players besides the above specials in Spartan regular monthly line-up which features a power packed schedule of tournaments every single week. Some of these will get an extra boost in their prizepools during Diwali time. For instance there’s the Elite which feature a million up top for the winner! That’s right, a cool INR 10 lakhs await the champ of this event. Given the bumped up prizepools all through this celebration month, it is not surprising that The Spartan Poker is giving away over 5 crores every month in guaranteed prizepools! And given the exciting series and special events coming up, this trend will continue and likely get even higher in the final months of 2017.
So get in on all this mega action and have yourself a cracking Diwali this year with all these specials on The Spartan Poker.