3-Bet: PokerHigh to Host Tournament For Lawyers, Pocket52 in the News For Longest-Running Cash Table & WSOPE Adds 4 Events

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  • Arpit Jain September 8, 2019
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Three significant updates from the domestic and international poker industry are part of our latest feature.

Online poker site PokerHigh plans to host a unique poker tournament on September 15 with entry open exclusively for lawyers, in-house counsel, interns, and law students. Called the ‘Justice Mudgal Championship,’ the single-day event pays tribute to retired judge and the current head of the FIFA Governance and Review Committee, Justice Mukul Mudgal with the proceeds from the game to be donated for charitable causes.

Another upcoming site Pocket52 created quite some noise last week by hosting the longest-running cash table in the country that ran non-stop for 71 hours.

The World Series of Poker (WSOP), meanwhile, has added four more events to the schedule of its upcoming WSOPE stop at King’s Casino in Rozvadov (Oct 13 – Nov 2). The new inclusions are a €250,000 Super High Roller, a $2,500 Short Deck and two 8-game events.

PokerHigh Announces Justice Mudgal Tournament For Lawyers & Law Students

Online poker site PokerHigh has announced a special poker tournament, and no, it is not one a massive guaranteed tournament or even an open event for that matter. The site has come up with the ‘Justice Mudgal Championship,’ an event exclusively for lawyers, law students, in-house counsels, and interns.

The tournament pays obeisance to retired Justice Mukul Mudgal, the former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and current head of the FIFA Governance and Review Committee. For those who don’t know, Justice Mudgal is the father of well-known poker player Dhaval Mudgal who most famously won the WPT Vietnam Main Event last year.

Justice Mudgal
Justice Mukul Mudgal

Justice Mudgal is noted for being a strong supporter for legal and regulated gaming in India, and his namesake tournament will be held on September 15 starting 5 PM. The event has a buy-in of ₹4,000 and a ₹2 Lakhs prize pool guarantee. The winner will get to take home the Justice Mudgal Championship Trophy along with ₹1 Lakh in prize money.

Justice Mudgal trophy tournament schedule

All profits made from the event will be donated to a non-profit English medium school Romil Seva Sanstha.

Talking about the initiative, Sumit Khurana, CEO of PokerHigh, said, “I see this as a great opportunity to engage members of the legal fraternity of India by bringing them all together for a sport which draws multiple parallels from the profession they belong to while playing for a cause. On top of that, it will be really interesting to see them battle it out amongst one another on the poker felt.”

Pocket52 Runs India’s Longest Online Poker Cash Table Session

Bengaluru-based poker startup Pocket52 had splashed onto the scene last December after receiving an undisclosed amount of funding from venture capital firm Speciale Invest. The platform has made the headlines once again for running the most extended continuous online poker cash table session in the country, a marathon run that lasted for 71 hours over three days!

Pocket52

The site had come out with a unique ‘Pot of Gold’ (PoG) promotion, where a bonus amount was added to an additional pot to be awarded to the last active player on the cash game table. The record-breaking session took place on a PoG qualified 5-card PLO ₹25/₹50 table with had a table buy-in ranging from ₹1,500 to ₹6,000.

The action on the table kicked off on September 3 and saw 34 entries joining the action at some point or the other in the first 24 hours adding ₹9,685 in the bonus pot. The next day with 28 more players joining in and ₹17,266 was contributed to the PoG pot. On the final day, 26 entries were logged in adding ₹18,185 to the pot. Effectively, with a total of 88 players joining the action, a bonus reward of ₹45,138 was collected with the proceeds reserved for the last active player on the table.

With every player trying to knock out their opponent to survive till the end, the 71-hour cash game session ran akin to a tournament. In the end, two players, ‘Jungleman’ and ‘cooldude’ finally opted to ‘sit out’ after the last hand and chopped the PoG pot worth ₹22,569 each. This was in concurrence of the PoG rules that state, “If all the players on the table sit-out concurrently at the same time, the pot will be chopped between the eligible players.”

The last hand of the PLO 5-Card cash game session

A user playing under the moniker ‘vida’ put in the maximum number of hands, i.e., 2,251 hands in all during this marathon run.

Co-founder & CMO at Pocket52 Debashish Bhattacharya in a statement on the site explained, “The concept of Pot of Gold was made with a vision to give poker players an extra incentive to play their favourite game of skill. PoG’s incredible run is sure to be sure to be remembered for a long time in the annals of Indian online poker history and I also believe it will greatly help the Indian online poker community. Our thanks to all the players who helped us create this extraordinary milestone!”

WSOP Adds 4 More Events to WSOPE Schedule

The upcoming World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), was initially planned to be an eleven event series slated to run between October 13 – November 2 at the popular King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. WSOP has now added four more events to the schedule including a €250,000 Super High Roller, a $2,500 Short Deck event and two 8-game events. The total guarantees across all WSOPE 2019 events have also been increased to €22,472,450!

WSOPE 2019

At the announcement of the new events for the WSOPE stop, WSOP Vice President Jack Effel said: “Coming off the success of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, we took another look at the initial WSOPE schedule and felt we could enhance it.”

“Leon [Tsoukernik] and his team have been great partners for WSOP Europe and while the dates of the 2019 event haven’t changed, we were able to find some room to add some exciting new events that will drive bigger prize pools and keep players busy,” he added.

WSOP Europe 2019 Schedule

DateTime Tournament NameGuarantee (EURO)
Oct. 13 6 p.m. €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em A €220,700
Oct. 14 4 p.m. €550 Pot-Limit Omaha (Eight-Handed) A €100,000
6 p.m. €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em B €220,700
Oct. 15 4 p.m. €550 Pot-Limit Omaha (Eight-Handed) B €100,000
Oct. 16 2 p.m. €1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em A €551,750
3 p.m. €250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em €5,000,000
Oct. 17 2 p.m. €1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em B €551,750
4 p.m. €2,500 8-Game Mix €250,000
Oct. 18 2 p.m. €1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em C €551,750
4 p.m. €25,500 Short Deck High Roller €2,500,000
Oct. 194 p.m. €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold'em €200,000
Oct 203 p.m. €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em €1,000,000
Oct. 20 4 p.m. €1,650 PLO/NLHE Mix €200,000
Oct. 214 p.m. €25,500 Mixed Games Championship €1,000,000
Oct. 222 p.m. €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha €200,000
Oct. 232 p.m. €100,000 Diamond High Roller No-Limit Hold'em €5,000,000
Oct. 244 p.m. €2,500 Short Deck €250,000
Oct. 2512 p.m. €10,350 Main Event A €5,000,000
Oct. 26 12 p.m. €10,350 Main Event B €5,000,000
Oct. 28 6 p.m. €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em A €1,000,000
Oct. 29 6 p.m. €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em B €1,000,000
Oct. 306 p.m. €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em C€1,000,000
Oct. 31 12 p.m. €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em D€1,000,000
6 p.m. €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em E€1,000,000
Nov. 1 12 p.m. €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em F€1,000,000
6 p.m. €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em G €1,000,000
Nov. 212 p.m. €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em H€1,000,000
6 p.m. €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em I€1,000,000

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