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The Best Poker Developments of 2016

2016 is going to be appreciated like a landmark one out of the good poker reputation for India, with several developments on several fronts, whether it is the hurry of professionally styled tournaments, new ventures, brand alliances, landmark legal rulings, and much more.

Following a dry few years, the poker landscape in India started to blossom, revitalized with a resurgence of action without only live tournaments at Goa, but additionally a spurt in online activity, as existing and new operators fought against for any bigger business cake. Everything only brought to some robust development of the game, besides which makes it victory-win affair for players.

Here, we list the top five developments in 2016 that strongly affected the Indian poker industry and will also be looked back upon, as milestones that directed the road of poker in India.

Indian Pros Ante-Up Action

The poker boom in India not just saw operators flourishing, but the domestic players. Using the game gaining recognition, increasingly more players required up professionally and benefitted in the same.

Nonetheless, it had been additionally a turbulent here we are at top Indian pros with lots of quitting contracts or announcing a parting of the way, while some were selected up by online operators.

Overall, Indian players were making inroads with significant scores at both, live an internet-based worldwide tournaments.

India’s most famous poker player and also the only PokerStars Team India pro Aditya Agarwal was on the streak of his lifetime this season. He consistently scored notable scores both offline and online including his continuous scores within the WSOP circuit. Aditya made his fifth WSOP Primary Event cash, once more finishing one of the top tenPercent of entry field at the 621st spot for $18,714. Aditya also won the SCOOP 2016 Event 50 - $215 NLHE Wrap-up for his career-best $160,000! Aditya continues to be consistent in the performance, and it was our ‘PokerGuru Star from the Week’ for eight occasions in 2016 alone!

Other pros made an effect in 2016, including Raghav Bansal, Dhaval Mudgal and Aditya Sushant and much more.

Collective results might be seen in the 2016 WSOP, where Aditya Sushant designed a great 216th spot for $42,285 within the Primary Event. Amit Jain designed a deep run at 14th devotes Event 69 - $1000  111 Child for just one Drop No-Limit Hold'em for $27,714, even while Vinod Megalomania cashed $3,976 for any 97th place finish within the same event.

High-handedness By Local Police

Probably the most negative occurrences that damaged the otherwise highly positive 2016 were police raids that shook up Bengaluru poker sites and native players. The raids were even more shocking, coming because they did within the Garden City, which in fact had firmly established itself as a strong competitor to Goa, within the last two yrs.

Considered an increasing hub for poker, many players migrated to Bengaluru to be able to pursue poker professionally, assured of the peaceful game, because the condition had already passed a landmark ruling of poker as a skill game in 2013. The judgment in support of poker had happened when KN Suresh from the Indian Poker Association (IPA) had filed a petition, after facing trouble in the local police.

Regardless of this, the Bengaluru police ongoing to harangue poker sites and one of the primary to become raided was the Indiranagar-based in Feb 2016. Disrupting the outlet event, the organizers endured losses getting to pay for players for that incomplete event. Forum Index -> Off Topic
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