The India Poker Championship or IPC is India’s biggest and most popular tournament poker event which has been operating on the offshore casinos of Panjim, Goa since March 2010.Typically an IPC lasts 4-5 days featuring tournaments with buy-ins ranging from INR 5000 – 30000. The IPC’s Main Event which takes place every January is the annual highlight in their poker calendar. The winner of this prestigious Main Event is crowned the India Poker Champion for that season.he first ever IPC event took place in March 2010 and drew respectable numbers for the inaugural edition. From then on, the IPC has grown from strength to strength bringing in record fields and breaking records in terms of attendance. From a quarterly event in 2010, the Championship become a bi-monthly event taking place every alternate month in 2011. Another exciting introduction from the start of the 2011 season was the India Player of the Year (IPOY) ranking system. The IPOY awards points to consistent players across IPC events and awards the winner of the POY with a year-long sponsorship worth INR 100,000! A similar sponsorship package is also awarded to the India Champion as well. The sponsorship amount for the IPOY was upped to INR 200,000 from the 2012 season onwards.In 2013, the IPC decided to expand its scope of operations to include neighbouring Sri Lanka as a destination. The inaugural IPC Colombo will take place from 04-08 September in Bally’s Casino, Colombo.The India Poker Championship is the brainchild of Peter Abraham and Sameer Rattonsey who follow the game with an almost obsessive passion in the past decade that they’ve been playing it. Their mission is simple – provide Indian poker players with a world class poker experience at the India Poker Championship. They firmly believe it’s time for India and the subcontinent to make its presence felt on the global poker map and they want the IPC to be the stepping stone that will propel Indian players to great success on the world poker circuit.
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