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India Poker Open, May 12th-15th 2011

  • 28-03-2011 7:56am
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ theshark


    The Shark and IPRT are glad to announce the first ever "INDIA POKER OPEN", May 12th - May 15th, 2011 to be held at Casino Carnival, Mandovi River, Goa, India.

    Event detail:

    1. Thursday May 12th
    US$ 115 (INR 5K) No Limit Hold’em Rebuy

    2. Friday May 13th
    US$ 230 (INR 10K) No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

    3. Saturday May 14th
    US$ 2,300 (INR 100K) No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

    4. Sunday May 15th
    US$ 355 (INR 15K) Pot Limit Omaha Freezeout

    COMPLIMENTARY ENTRY TO CASINO CARNIVAL FOR ALL POKER PLAYERS REGISTERED FOR TOURNAMENT

    Register for any of the above events at:
    www.theshark.in
    www.iprt.in
    Clubs Card Room at Casino Carnival, Goa, India
    Sumit or Muskaan (+91) 9404909724/9404909710

    For further detail contact:
    Pranav Bagai: +91-9818206165, [email protected]
    Dhruv Dhawan: +91-9818676501, [email protected]

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    Thanks
    Team The Shark


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  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 550 Jul3s


    You spamming retard, this is an Irish poker forum.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ theshark


    Play The India Poker Open in Goa For free.

    Win an all expenses paid trip for the India Poker Open (Main Event - 100k on May 14th, 2011). Play the “India Poker Open Qualifier Series” on 888poker.com.

    Guaranteed ONE package worth US$ 4,000 – logon to http://www.fundoopoker.in/eng/poker-in-india for more details.


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    Thanks

    theshark wrote: »
    The Shark and IPRT are glad to announce the first ever "INDIA POKER OPEN", May 12th - May 15th, 2011 to be held at Casino Carnival, Mandovi River, Goa, India.

    Event detail:

    1. Thursday May 12th
    US$ 115 (INR 5K) No Limit Hold’em Rebuy

    2. Friday May 13th
    US$ 230 (INR 10K) No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

    3. Saturday May 14th
    US$ 2,300 (INR 100K) No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

    4. Sunday May 15th
    US$ 355 (INR 15K) Pot Limit Omaha Freezeout

    COMPLIMENTARY ENTRY TO CASINO CARNIVAL FOR ALL POKER PLAYERS REGISTERED FOR TOURNAMENT

    Register for any of the above events at:
    www.theshark.in
    www.iprt.in
    Clubs Card Room at Casino Carnival, Goa, India
    Sumit or Muskaan (+91) 9404909724/9404909710

    For further detail contact:
    Pranav Bagai: +91-9818206165, [email protected]
    Dhruv Dhawan: +91-9818676501, [email protected]

    --
    Thanks
    Team The Shark


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,873 RichieLawlor


    Jul3s wrote: »
    You spamming retard, this is an Irish poker forum.

    Some people might be in India, and its a poker tournament, and this is a poker forum. No need for name calling


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,229 ✭✭✭✭ ArmaniJeanss


    I might goa to this.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,873 RichieLawlor


    I might goa to this.

    Lets make a holiday of it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,229 ✭✭✭✭ ArmaniJeanss


    Lets make a holiday of it

    How much funds do we have in the kitty?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,873 RichieLawlor


    How much funds do we have in the kitty?

    Were all billionaires in ¥Finkel dollars


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ theshark


    Hey Guys,
    You don't need to be billionaires to qualify for the India Poker Open.
    We have the "India Poker Open" qualifier series running on 888poker.com
    You can win a US$ 4,000 package which will include flights, accommodation and entry to the main event.

    You can qualify for as little as $1.1

    For any questions, please feel free to write to [email protected]

    Richie and Armanijeanz: Thanks for your support. Appreciate it a lot.

    Jul3s: We are NOT retards, we are passionate about Poker and we are trying to promote Poker in general. I am sure you guys did not know about the India Poker Open - so Jul3s, you should be thankful for this information. Also India is an interesting country to visit - so try and qualify for the India Poker Open and you may just end up having an experience of a lifetime.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,873 RichieLawlor


    No problem. Keep up the good work


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,155 ✭✭✭✭ mdwexford


    Is India a real country or a made up one??

    Thanks.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,873 RichieLawlor


    mdwexford wrote: »
    Is India a real country or a made up one??

    Thanks.

    She's the kid in Neighbours


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ theshark


    I am unsure whether India is a real or made up country. I think its made up though. But I do know one thing - the money that you can win at the India Poker Open is real. As real as it gets.

    Also, try asking Ireland cricketers whether India really exists - they may have a real answer :-)

    Ireland, great job on beating England in the cricket world cup. O'brien rocked the England team.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,873 RichieLawlor


    Don't take any notice of the hecklers sharkman


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,457 ✭✭✭ giggsy664


    Does 5 kings beat a flush?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,873 RichieLawlor


    giggsy664 wrote: »
    Does 5 kings beat a flush?

    Yes


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,155 ✭✭✭✭ mdwexford


    theshark wrote: »
    I am unsure whether India is a real or made up country. I think its made up though. But I do know one thing - the money that you can win at the India Poker Open is real. As real as it gets.

    Also, try asking Ireland cricketers whether India really exists - they may have a real answer :-)

    Ireland, great job on beating England in the cricket world cup. O'brien rocked the England team.

    Wont all the women be wearing hijabs though??

    There wont be any hot brazzers railing the games.

    Cricket is definitely not a real sport.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,873 RichieLawlor


    mdwexford wrote: »
    Wont all the women be wearing hijabs though??

    There wont be any hot brazzers railing the games.

    Cricket is definitely not a real sport.

    Tbf I don't know my hijabs from my hijacks. Which one is before the cut off


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ theshark


    Check out "katrina Kaif" and "Aishwariya Rai" - you will know what Indian women are all about...

    jokes apart, check out fundoopoker.in and play the 888 qualifier series to qualify for the INDIA POKER OPEN.

    Also, if any of you ever come to India, we can guide you about poker as well as travel.

    Jiyo (live long)
    Pranav Bagai


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,873 RichieLawlor


    theshark wrote: »
    Check out "katrina Kaif" and "Aishwariya Rai" - you will know what Indian women are all about...

    jokes apart, check out fundoopoker.in and play the 888 qualifier series to qualify for the INDIA POKER OPEN.

    Also, if any of you ever come to India, we can guide you about poker as well as travel.

    Jiyo (live long)
    Pranav Bagai

    Jiyo yourself


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,015 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tar.Aldarion


    I love this thread


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,873 RichieLawlor


    Jiyo yourself
    I love this thread

    .


  • Registered Users Posts: 969 ✭✭✭ the_pits


    Would you be looking for dealers for this event, would not mind nice break from here and get some sun :D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ theshark


    Sorry mate, being held at a casino with trained dealers already. Plus anyways, the pay dealers get in India per month will not even cover your hotel stay here...

    Nonetheless if you wanna just travel to India for the sake of it, we can contact you if there is a requirement in the future, but again pay will not be too much.


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 550 Jul3s


    Apoligies for my incorrect assumption that a first time poster was a spamming bot, it's obvious now you are not, again my apoligies and best of luck with your event.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ theshark


    The highly anticipated first ever India Poker Open (IPO) took place from the 12th-15th May 2011 at the Clubs Card room aboard Casino Carnival, Goa. The response to a new tournament brand at a new poker room, being held on a weekend between two established poker tourney brands was very good. The IPO weekend action included a high stakes INR 100,000 buy-in NLHE freezeout event and the first ever Pot Limit Omaha tournament in India.

    A common complaint regarding the poker tournament circuit in India is that players enter the final table averaging 10 - 15 big blinds, which leads to the final table becoming an “all-in” competition. To combat this complaint, the starting stacks and blind structures for IPO events were planned by the organizers in a way that ensured deep stacks and enough room for final table play.

    Following action was witnessed at the India Poker Open four day poker tournament:

    Thursday May 12th: INR 5K No Limit Hold’em Re-buy

    The first event of the India Poker Open weekend was the 5K re-buy held on Thursday. The event saw a decent response with a field of 51 players starting including tournament regulars such as Dhaval Mudgal, Sangeeth Samoh, Rahul Melwani, Lawrence Sanjay, Rakesh Agarwal, Pranav Bagai, amongst others. The tournament structure allowed re-buys upto the first hour and one add-on at the end of this ensuring fast & furious poker action including 37 re-buys and 35 add-ons. The total pizepool for the event was INR 562,500 with the first 9 places being paid. The eventual winner after almost 8 intense hours of action was Rakesh Agarwal, a regular tourney specialist at the Goa Poker Tournament Circuit.

    Finish Player Name Prize (INR)
    1 Rakesh Agarwal 205,000
    2 Vedant Thadani 117,500
    3 Lawrence Sanjay 75,000
    4 Barat 55,000
    5 Sangeeth Samoh 40,000
    6 Niharika Bindra 25,000
    7 Dhaval Mudgal 20,000
    8 Yogesh Thakur 15,000
    9 Rahul Melwani 10,000


    Friday May 13th: INR 10K No Limit Hold’em Freeze-out

    Second day of the poker tournament weekend, saw intense action with a field of 54 players vying for the 10k freeze-out title. The event saw a mixture of regular tournament pros such as Rakesh Agarwal, Akash Malik, Rishabh Jhunjhunwala, Dhaval Mudgal and many new faces from around India. An excellent tournament structure saw the event last 8 hours 30 minutes and had a final prize pool of INR 486,000 for the top 6 finishers. Rakesh Agarwal made it back to back victories after winning the IPO 10K freeze-out and guaranteeing the organizers that he would never again miss an India Poker Open event.

    Finish Player Name Prize (INR)
    1 Rakesh Agarwal 175,000
    2 Vishnu 110,000
    3 Padmashree 70,000
    4 Pranav 60,000
    5 Chintan 50,000
    6 Joy 21,000

    Saturday May 14th: INR 100K No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

    The awaited main event of the India Poker Open was held on the third day featuring a high stakes 100k free-out tournament. The event finally got underway with a field of 29 players and with a late registration at the end of the late registration period, the total field ended at 30 players. Total prize-pool was one of the largest in Indian poker tournament history with INR 27,00,000 and the event organizers, as promised kept the payouts top heavy with an INR 12,00,000 prize for the eventual winner. Rakesh Agarwal tried to top off his excellent weekend with another in the money finish, but was knocked out in 6th place. Nonetheless, this saw him win the “Player of the Series” trophy from the organizers. The final table saw an intense heads-up battle between PokerGuru Pro Mihail Stoykov and Card Player India Chief Editor Dhaval Mudgal. After the chip lead being exchanged on multiple occasions, Mihail won the title and retained his reputation for being one of the best high stake tourney players in India.

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    Finish Player Name Prize (INR)
    1 Mihail Stoykov 1,200,000
    2 Dhaval Mudgal 800,000
    3 Jasven Saigal 500,000
    4 Vedant Thadani 200,000

    Sunday May 15th: INR 15k Pot Limit Omaha Freezeout

    The final event of the weekend was an experimental, but first of a kind Pot limit Omaha tourney, which had PLO players in the country excited. Turnout was below average and there seemed to be limited interest in PLO tournaments in India at present. A field of 12 players started with a member of the organizing team from “The Shark”, Pranav Bagai winning the event.

    Finish Player Name Prize (INR)
    1 Pranav Bagai 100,000
    2 Vedant Thadani 62,000


    Overall, players enjoyed the weekend and complimented the organizers from The Shark and IPRT on excellent structures set for all four days of the events. The organizers were extremely happy with the response and said in a statement “We see India as an emerging, but fast growing market and believe that within the next 12-24 months, India will become a regular stop on the Asian Poker Circuit with multiple international tourneys being held every year. The India Poker Open is the first step towards this direction and will be the Premier Indian Poker Tournament Brand.”
    The next “India Poker Open” is planned during August 2011 and details of the event will follow.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ theshark


    The Shark Announces the “India Poker Legend” Tournament – India’s Premier Poker Tournament

    Following on from the success of its “India Poker Open” tournament during May 2011 (with one of the largest total prize-pools in Indian poker tournament history), The Shark is glad to announce the highly anticipated "INDIA POKER LEGEND" tournament, to be held from August 18th – 21st at Casino Royale, Goa.

    The four day poker festival will have the following events:

    Day 1: August 18th (Thu) - INR 5,000 (~US$ 115) No Limit Hold’em Re-buy

    Day 2: August 19th (Fri) - INR 10,000 (~US$ 230) No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

    Day 3: August 20th (Sat) - Main Event: INR 100,000 (~US$ 2,300) No Limit Hold’em Freezeout

    Day 4: August 21st (Sun) - INR 12,000 (~US$275) Bounty + Re-buy


    The tournament organizers are offering an early bird prize of 2 night’s complimentary accommodation at Taj Vivanta, Panaji for players paying up before August 10th for the Main Event. Additionally, offline satellites for the Main Event will be held at Casino Royale, Goa on every weekend leading up to the tourney.

    The organizers see India as an emerging, but fast growing market and believe that within the next 12 months, India will become a regular stop on the Asian Poker Circuit with multiple international tourneys being held every year. The Shark team claims to be in discussions with multiple International poker brands and is making efforts to bring these brands to the Indian Poker market.

    To register for the tourney or for further information on the above, please log onto www.theshark.in or by emailing [email protected] or by calling Pranav Bagai +91-9818206165, Ridhish Talwar: +91-9818206165, +91-11-46512064.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ theshark


    The Shark, a pioneer in the Indian Poker industry has announced a Guaranteed Prize Pool of INR 30,00,000 for the 100k buy-in Main Event at their “India Poker Legend” tourney to be held at Casino Royale, Goa, India on 20th August 2011.
    The four-day poker festival from 18th – 21st August 2011 has the following events:
    - Aug 18th (Thu) - 5k Re-buy
    - Aug 19th (Fri) - 10k Freeze-out
    - Aug 20th (Sat) - 100k Freeze-out (Main Event)
    - Aug 21st (Sun) - 12k Bounty + Re-buy

    Satellites for the Main Event (100k buy-in) will be held at Casino Royale, Goa as follows:
    - 8th Aug @ 8pm
    - 14th Aug @ 8pm
    - 17th Aug @ 8pm
    - 20th Aug @ 7pm

    Satellites for other events will be held on the same day before the start of the tourney:
    - Aug 18th (Thu): 5K Re-buy
    8:00 pm INR 500 One Hand Satellites
    7:00 pm INR 500 Turbo Satellites - ONE SEAT GUARANTEED

    - Aug 19th (Fri): 10K Freezeout
    8:00 pm 1K One Hand Satellites
    7:00 pm 1K Turbo Satellites - ONE SEAT GUARANTEED

    - Aug 21st (Sun): 12K Bounty + Re-buy
    8:00 pm 1.2K One Hand Satellites
    7:00 pm 1.2K Turbo Satellites - ONE SEAT GUARANTEED

    Players who complete their buy-in for the main event before August 10th will be offered two nights complimentary accommodation at Taj Vivanta, Panjai, Goa.

    For further details and to register log onto www.theshark.in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,661 General Zod


    I once went on a spirit quest in an indian casino, but that might have been the Peyote.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 12,333 ✭✭✭✭ JONJO THE MISER


    I once went on a spirit quest in an indian casino, but that might have been the Peyote.

    :rolleyes:


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ theshark


    The highly awaited India Poker Legend (IPL) tournament took place from the 18th-21st August 2011 at Casino Royale, Goa. The IPL weekend action included a high stakes INR 100k buy-in NLHE freezeout event and the INR 12K bounty + re-entry tournament. The response to the IPL main event was extremely encouraging with 43 participants making it one of the largest prize pools in Indian tourney history and establishing the organizers (The Shark) as the premier high stakes tourney organizers in India.

    Following action was witnessed at the India Poker Legend four-day poker tournament:

    Thursday August 18th: INR 5K No Limit Hold’em Re-buy
    The first event of the India Poker Legend weekend was the 5K re-buy held on Thursday. The event saw a decent response with a field of 54 players starting including tournament regulars such as Dhaval Mudgal, Lawrence Sanjay, Rakesh Agarwal, Farukh Shaikh, Abhishek Goindi, amongst many first timers from all over India. The tournament structure allowed re-buys upto the first hour and one add-on at the end of this, ensuring fast & furious poker action including 29 re-buys and 27 add-ons. The first 7 places were paid and the final 9 were decided after 5hrs 20 minutes and another 3hours 20 minutes of final table play saw Jasven Saigal as the eventual winner, a regular tourney specialist in the Goa Poker Tournament Circuit and the organizer of the Aces Unlimited events at Casino Pride.

    Friday August 19th: INR 10K No Limit Hold’em Freeze-out
    Day 2 of the tournament weekend saw a smaller field due to players resting before the 100k main event to be held the following day and only 37 players attended the 10k freeze-out. The event saw many regular tournament pros such as Rakesh Agarwal, Jasven Saigal, Dhaval Mudgal and Hussain Lakda, amongst others. The tournament lasted a total of 7 hours 10 minutes with Lawrence Sanjay winning the event after battling the final table for almost 3 hours, with Dhaval Mudgal finishing 2nd (two money finishes for him on the first two days of the IPL weekend).

    Saturday August 20th: INR 100K No Limit Hold’em Freezeout
    The eagerly awaited main event of the India Poker Legend was held on the third day featuring a high stakes 100k freeze-out tournament. The poker room had a real buzz before the start of the event, with one of the hardest tourney fields in India preparing to take down the title. The event got underway with 38 players and with 5 late registrations, the total prize-pool was one of the largest in Indian poker tournament history. The final table saw an intense heads-up battle between Arjun Pasricha and Mohit Kumar (both of whom had entered the final table with the top 2 chip counts). After 8hours and 40 minutes, Arjun Pasricha (who had flown down from Delhi just for this event) emerged as the India Poker Legend Main Event winner taking a massive first prize.

    Sunday August 21st: INR 12k Bounty + Re-entry
    The final event of the weekend was a bounty plus re-entry tourney, which saw a below average turnout due to the excitement over the previous days 100k main event. 27 players competed and the tourney organizers announced that this would be a rake free event to ensure maximum value for players. When the final heads up battle between Farukh Shaikh and Pranav Bagai began, it seemed like Pranav (part of the organizing team at The shark) was going to declare the Sunday event at his tourneys a “Mr. Bagai Invitational Challenge”, as he had won the last Sunday tourney he had organized as well. But after many all-ins and the chip lead being exchanged multiple times, Farukh Shaikh emerged as the winner and this also saw him win the “Player of the Series” trophy from the organizers.

    Overall, players who attended the weekend complimented the organizers from The Shark on excellent structures set for all four days of the events. The organizers were extremely happy with the response for the 100k main event and said in a statement “We only see numbers for the 100k event at the IPL increasing from here on and hope to have over 50 players competing for the next edition. Response for the smaller events was below par, but this was mainly due to a very short lead time we had from the time we announced our event in July. Moving forward we have some unique events planned in the coming 6-12 months as part of our Premier Indian Poker Tournament Brand.”


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