The new edition of the country’s most prestigious poker event National Poker Series (NPS) India has been announced. This event will start on 6th March 2022. 84 tournaments will be organized in this 15-day event, on the basis of which the new gold medalist of India’s poker will be selected. Let us inform you that a total of 252 medals and prize money of about Rs 18.5 crore will also be given in 84 tournaments of this edition.
84 tournaments will be organized
There have been many such moments in different sports around the world that have made that sport even more special. Like the 1983 World Cup victory for Indian cricket brought a new honor to cricket, PT Usha’s stellar performance-inspired thousands of girls of the country to take up sports, Shooting in the country since Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod and Abhinav Bindra won Olympic medals. A lot of great players are coming. Similarly, with the rapid growth of the online gaming industry in the country, the skill-based card game Poker, which till now was being played only abroad, is rapidly increasing in popularity in India as well.
However, the most important moment for the poker industry in India has been the first edition of the National Poker Series (NPS). Its first edition was held in June 2021, in which 83,793 players participated from all over the country. 64 tournaments were held in this event, after which the first poker gold medalist was selected. Let us inform you that the total prize money for this event was 19 crores.
Champion of the Champions.
Players from 20 states of the country actively participated in the first edition of NPS. Maharashtra (44 medals), New Delhi (37 medals), Haryana (18 medals), Karnataka (12 medals), and Uttar Pradesh (12 medals) were the top 5 states. So at the same time, Mohammad Azhar of Rajasthan got the title of Champion of the Champions. Also, Vivek Bajaj of Jharkhand was the winner of the Golden Rush tournament. The top three players of NPS are Mohammad Azhar, Ankit Wadhawan, and Kritagya Sharma who got Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals respectively. He also got a chance to represent India in the world’s biggest poker event to be held in Las Vegas.
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