The India Poker Championship or IPC is India’s biggest and most popular tournament poker event which takes place every alternate month in Panjim, Goa. This 4 day event takes place on board Goa’s famous Casino Royale, a floating casino which is moored on the Mandovi River. The IPC has events which feature buy-ins ranging from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 20000. The IPC’s Main Event which takes place every December is the annual highlight on their poker calendar. The Main Event has a buy-in of Rs. 25000 and the winner of this prestigious Main Event is crowned the India Poker Champion for that season.
The first ever IPC event took place in March 2010 and drew a respectable number of players for the inaugural edition. Since then, the IPC has grown rapidly and has been breaking records in terms of attendance. From a quarterly event in 2010, the Championship is now a bi-monthly event taking place every alternate month from February 2011 onwards. Another exciting introduction from the start of this season is the IPC’s Player of the Year (POY) ranking system. The POY awards points to consistent players across IPC events and awards the winner of the POY with a year-long sponsorship worth Rs. 1,00,000! Additionally, a similar sponsorship is also awarded to the India Champion as well.
The India Poker Championship is the brainchild of Peter Abraham and Sameer Rattonsey who have been following the game with an almost obsessive passion in the past 7 years. Their mission is simple – provide Indian poker players with a world class poker experience at the India Poker Championship. They firmly believe it is time for India to make its presence felt on the global poker scene and they want the IPC to be the stepping stone that will propel Indian players to great success on the world poker circuit.
For more information on the Championship go to http://www.indiapokerchampionship.com