It’s going to be an exciting October for live poker enthusiasts across the country as the third edition of the Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament series will take place from 23 September to 8 October in Goa onboard Casino Pride. A total of 5 events will be played through the series with multiple starting days for the Main Event and the Highroller.
While the live series starts later, players can actually take part in Main Event on 23 September itself as Baadshah will host its online Day 1A on their online poker platform. “Baadshah Gaming has always aimed to be a truly click-and-mortar business, with our presence both online as well live. Towards that goal, we would be conducting the Main Event Day 1A on the Sunday before the series online on Baadshah Gaming. This is the first ever instance of merging live and online tournament series in India, and we are super excited to see how the poker community takes to this idea. The rationale behind the concept is to give players an opportunity to participate in the BLT Main Event from the comfort of their homes. We hope this would allow a larger number of people with smaller bankrolls to play Day 1A of the event and then come down to Goa, thereby reducing the costs they would have otherwise incurred on travel and stay,” said Madhav Gupta, co-founder of Baadshah Gaming.
Gupta has been associated with the sport of poker for a number of years now having helmed the Casino Pride poker room for the past many years before deciding to branch into the online space. His partners in that venture are not surprisingly the Pride Group which has recently bought a 30% stake in OceanKing Software, the operating entity behind Baadshah Gaming.
The INR 35,000 Main Event will continue right through from 23 September to its finale on 8 October. Around this tournament, players can also enjoy other events which in fact will be decided by the players themselves. The Baadshah team has taken a pro-player stance on deciding the type of events for this third edition in their live series. Besides Texas Holdem and Pot Limit Omaha, there will also be a choice between Bounty, Rebuy+Addon, OFC, Heads-Up and Team event as options for players to choose from on each day. “We had been brainstorming both internally as well as with the poker community on social media, to work out a schedule that would be best suited for all players. We have accommodated tournaments such as PLO, a Teams event and Heads Up tourney as side events, as quite a few players showed an interest in them,” said Gupta.
It should be an event that will attract many players from around the country to descend upon Goa in the first half October. The Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament has been doing better with every edition and players can expect to have a great time at this event.
Check out the detailed schedule below (Note change – Day 1A of 30th Sep has been pre-poned to 23rd September):