The Mahjong Aquarium Poker Champions is set for action this Republic Day weekend from January 25 to 29. The organisers of the majorly successful Rounders Poker Championship (RPC) will be hosting the event along with some partners like Pokerguru.com.
The RPC proved to be a critical success earlier in November, attracting professionals and regulars from all over India. There were many big money winners in the tournament. Abhishek Jalan won the 25k Main Event for the first time, beating 77 other entries. Shankar Sachdev clinched the 50k High Roller after bettering 57 entries.
The team of Shashwat Agarwal, Director of Aquarium Poker Room in Kolkata, Kanishka Samant, tournament professional along with Purba Rinzing of Casino Mahjong and Mayank Agarwal, a poker entrepreneur from Kolkata, have joined hands to bring about the Mahjong Auarium Poker Championship.
The tournament features a colossal INR 1 crore prize pool! Additionally, the group has partnered with Pokerguru to bring you this inaugural event. Live updates regarding the various events and poker news can be obtained on Pokerguru.com.
“I have always wanted to be a part of hosting a good tournament series in this part of India with big guarantees. We started the initiative with Rounders poker championship and following its success were looking to find a venue partner, who was on the same page which we are glad we found in Mahjong,” revealed Shashwat Agarwal.
The spectacular event will be held at the Mayfair Spa Resort and Casino, which is surrounded by an ambiance of serenity and beauty. The resort boasts a spacious gaming room with world class amenities.
“We are very happy to be hosting an event of this scale. We at Mahjong are known for catering for high octane cash game events so having a deeply structured tournament event where a player will never fall short of action is the perfect mix we are looking forward to along with showcasing some northeastern hospitality. All players registering for the event will enjoy complimentary return-flights, 5-star accommodation and luxury transfers from Bagdogra airport to the venue.” said Purba on behalf of Mahjong.
Jan 25, 4 pm – INR 12K Super Satellite (5 Packages worth INR 1.5 Lakhs each guaranteed including one free package) followed by Players Welcome Party at 9 pm
Jan 26, 4 pm – INR 1L High Roller (60L GTD)
Jan 27, 2 pm – INR 1L High Roller Day 2
Jan 27, 2 pm – INR 50K Main Event Day 1A (Players who bust Day 1A of the Main Event can re-enter on Day 1B. Players busting Day 1B may re-enter till late registration on same day)
Jan 28 – 4 pm – INR 50K Main Event Day 1B
Jan 29 – 5 pm – INR 50K Main Event Day 2
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