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In this edition of the PokerGuru Weekly News Update you will find a recap of the results & top finishers from the last India Poker Championship, held last week in Casino Royale Goa, and other poker india related news and also from around the world. In short, Aditya Sushant wins another India Poker Championship title, Casino Pride in Goa launches the Sol Poker Room and Full Tilt Poker gets a record breaking number of entries in the $600+$40 FTOPS Main Event – 14479 entries, leaving $1,326,044 as the first prize out of the $8,687,400 total prize pool.
PokerGuru Pro Aditya Sushant wins his second IPC title
After his last year’s victory in the India Poker Championship Main Event, making him the first ever India Poker Champion, Aditya Sushant (online nickname: Donkabomber) has proved to be a top player once again by beating 103 players in the Rs. 5,000 IPC Freeze-out, earning him his second India Poker Championship Title. Apparently winning tournaments is business as usual for Aditya, on Saturday he cashed big as the winner of a $24+$2 tournament on Full Tilt, taking home $12,300!! Read the full story on Aditya’s Blog.
Sol Poker Room launched in Casino Pride, Goa
Casino Pride is one of Goa’s largest and most luxurious offshore Casinos, featuring a Weather Deck, three spacious gaming floors a multi-cuisine restaurants and now the newly added Sol Poker Room. Sol is run by a team of young, energetic professionals with a combined experience of 15 years in the poker industry and aims to bring more poker players from all across India according to Madhav ‘Maddy’ Gupta, COO.
“It’s not about just bringing players that are already in Goa to play poker — the idea is to bring fresh new players who are very comfortable with there home games and there friends. Thus Sol poker will arrange a game at player requests with whatever blinds and format they feel comfortable” says Maddy.
Other promotions include Rake Free Days and free poker tutorial in the casino on how to play poker. For more information call the Sol Poker Room at 9158885086 or visit their website www.solpoker.in
FTOPS Main Event reaches a $8,687,400 prize pool (with multi-entry)
The 19th edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series kicked off on 6 February and at the time of writing we’re down to the last 40 players in the Main Event. This series was quite different from the previous ones as Full Tilt recently annouced a new feature: Multiple-Entry tournaments. Basically every player can buy himself in up to six times and compete against others who may or may not play the tournament using multiple entries. In this Sunday’s Main Event with a buy-in of $600+$40 it led to a huge prize pool of close to $9 million, leaving only $1,326,044 for first prize.