PokerStars scout for best Poker brains in India

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 13, 2018 08:49 PM IST

Chennai:  PokerStars India, operated by Sachiko Gaming Pvt. Ltd. is scouting for the best poker brains in India to compete in one of the teams, Chennai Sharks as part of Global Poker League(GPL) India, the country's first long-run poker league.

The online qualifiers began on July 9th this week and to be considered in Chennai Sharks. What all the players have to do is to participate in one of the freerolls that run daily on Pokerstars until July 15.

The qualifiers for two other teams, Kolkata Creators and Pune Alphas ended during the last two weeks and the rest of the weekly qualifiers will run for the next four weeks until August 5, to find team members for the other regions.

The qualifiers were started on June 25 one each day from Monday to Sunday for a total of six weeks (till August 5), with each week dedicated to the selection of team members in one regional team.

The top ten finishers in each will qualify for the week's Team Final. After the online qualification period, the top 10 finishers in each Team Final - 60 hopefuls in total - will then go on to participate in the GPL India Bootcamp, to be held on September 8, 2018 in Delhi.

The 60 GPL India Bootcamp hopefuls will undergo quickfire interviews to explain why they should join their respective teams as finalists. The judging panel for this interview will be a mixture of PokerStars India pros, GPL India managers and local celebrities.

The finalists will then be randomly assigned to play in a Sit-and-Go with each table representing a regional GPL team. Each player's starting stack will depend on how they scored in the panel interview, with the lowest starting stack being 1,000 and the largest 5,000.