India Poker Championship (IPC) is the longest-running live tournament brand in the country today and started when the only other tournament brand running regular tournaments was the India Poker Series (IPS).
Casino Royale in Goa played host to the inaugural India Poker Championship (IPC) in December 2010. Comprising of four events, the series ran from December 2 to 5. Three more editions of the series were held in Casino Royale, namely in February, April, and June of 2011.
After a hiatus of almost four years, the series returned in January 2015 and was held at the Deltin Royale Poker Room onboard the floating Casino Deltin Royale. Six more editions of the IPC were held in April, June, August, October, and November 2015, with the last IPC series taking place from February 24 to 28, 2016.
After another four-year-long hiatus, IPC found a new home at the Casino Big Daddy in Goa. The series made a blistering return to the live circuit with all four events at its comeback series registering record-breaking numbers. Pune’s Raj Talwar took down the ₹35K Main Event topping a never-seen-before 777-entries to win ₹49.25 Lakhs. Noida-based Pranay Chawla turned out to be the biggest winner at the series as he took down the ₹100K High Roller for ₹51.66 Lakhs.
After a smashing comeback, IPC has announced its next edition that takes place in January 2020, from January 14-19, once again onboard the Spartan LIVE poker room at Casino Big Daddy.
The four-event series starts with the ₹10K Kick-Off. The showstopper of the series, as always, will be the Main Event that offers a jaw-dropping ₹3.25 Crores GTD. Making the series even more enticing, IPC sponsors Spartan Poker has announced that the IPC January Edition Main Event winner will be named the new India Poker Champion. The lucky winner will not only take home a shiny IPC trophy but will also bag a juicy one-year sponsorship deal worth ₹20 Lakhs from Spartan Poker that entails buy-ins at all future IPC events, along with a gorgeous IPC engraved Panerai watch worth ₹5 Lakhs!
IPC January Edition 2020 Schedule
|Tuesday||January 14||6 PM||Mega Satellite||₹10,000||₹14,00,000|
|Tuesday||January 14||10 PM||IPC Awards & Player Party||-|
|Wednesday||January 15||6 PM||Kick-off||₹10,000||₹30,00,000|
|Thursday||January 16||3 PM||Kick-off - Day 2||-|
|Thursday||January 16||6 PM||High Roller||₹1,00,000||₹1,50,00,000|
|Friday||January 17||1 PM||High Roller Day 2||-|
|Friday||January 17||6 PM||Main Event Day 1A||₹50,000||₹3,25,00,000|
|Saturday||January 18||3 PM||Main Event Day 1B||₹50,000|
|Sunday||January 19||1 PM||Main Event Day 2||-|
|Sunday||January 19||6 PM||Bounty||₹15,000||₹22,50,000|