India Poker Championship
Jan 2020

About India Poker Championship (IPC)Jan 2020

There is plenty of anticipation for the upcoming edition of the India Poker Championship (IPC) set to take place from 14-19 January at the Big Daddy Casino in Goa. Four featured tournaments make up the schedule which has a Mega Satellite as the precursor to the series. We also have the IPC Awards taking place in 14 January where the best poker talents in the country will be felicitated.

The big draw of this edition is the India Poker Championship (IPC) Main Event, a tournament which has a buy-in of IRN 50,000 and promises a guaranteed prize pool of INR 3.25 Crores! This particular tournament is extremely prestigious as the winner will be crowned as the national champion of the sport for the 2020 season. Not only are there lots of big prizes to play for, but also at stake is the pride and glory of becoming the next India Poker Champion!
So, head on down to the sunny state of Goa where all the action at the India Poker Championship (IPC) will kickstart your poker calendar in 2020.

Blind Structures at India Poker Championship (IPC)

10K KICK OFF(2 DAY EVENT) Buy In₹10000

15-JAN-2020 6:00 PM | 16-JAN-2020 3:00 PM

  • Stack 15000
  • Late Reg CLOSES BEFORE THE START OF LEVEL 7
LEVELLEVEL TIMESBBBANTE
125100100-
225100200200
325200300300
10 Minute Break
425200400400
525300500500
625300600600
10 Minute Break
725400800800
82550010001000
92560012001200
102580016001600
10 Minute Break | CHIP RACE 100
1125100020002000
1225150025002500
1325150030003000
10 Minute Break | Chip Race 500
1425200040004000
1525300050005000
1625300060006000
1725400080008000
10 Minute Break
182550001000010000
192560001200012000
202580001600016000
10 Minute Break | CHIP RACE 1000
2125100002000020000
2225150002500025000
2325150003000030000
2425200004000040000
10 Minute Break
2525300006000060000
2625400008000080000
272550000100000100000
282560000120000120000
10 Minute Break
292575000150000150000
3025100000200000200000
3125125000250000250000
3225150000300000300000

100K HIGH ROLLER(6-MAX | 2 DAY EVENT) Buy In₹1,00,000

16-JAN-2020 6:00 PM | 17-JAN-2020 1:00 PM

  • Stack 150000
  • Late Reg CLOSES BEFORE THE START OF LEVEL 10
LEVELLEVEL TIMESBBBANTE
1405005000
24050010001000
340100015001500
10 MINUTE BREAK
440100020002000
540150025002500
640150030003000
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 500
740200040004000
840300050005000
940300060006000
10 MINUTE BREAK
1040400080008000
114050001000010000
124060001200012000
END OF DAY 1 | SEAT REDRAW
134080001600016000
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 1000
1440100002000020000
1540150002500025000
1640150003000030000
10 MINUTE BREAK
1740200004000040000
1840250005000050000
1940300006000060000
10 MINUTE BREAK
2040400008000080000
214050000100000100000
224060000120000120000
10 MINUTE BREAK
234075000150000150000
2440100000200000200000
2540125000250000250000
10 MINUTE BREAK
2640150000300000300000
2740200000400000400000
2840250000500000500000
10 MINUTE BREAK
2940300000600000600000
3040400000800000800000
314050000010000001000000

50K MAIN EVENT(17 & 18 JAN - DAY 1A & 1B; 19 JAN - DAY 2) Buy In₹50,000

17-JAN-2020 6:00 PM | 18-JAN-2020 3:00 PM | 19-JAN-2020 1:00 PM

  • Stack 30000
  • Late Reg CLOSES BEFORE THE START OF LEVEL 9
LEVELLEVEL TIMESBBBANTE
1351001000
2351001000
3351002000
435100200200
10 MINUTE BREAK
535200300300
635200400400
735300500500
835300600600
10 MINUTE BREAK
935400800800
103550010001000
113560012001200
123580016001600
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 100
1335100020002000
1435150025002500
1535150030003000
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 500
1635200040004000
END OF DAY 1A/B
1740300050005000
1840300060006000
1940400080008000
10 MINUTE BREAK
204050001000010000
214060001200012000
224080001600016000
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 1000
2340100002000020000
2440150002500025000
2540150003000030000
10 MINUTE BREAK
2640200004000040000
2740250005000050000
2840300006000060000
10 MINUTE BREAK
2940400008000080000
304050000100000100000
314060000120000120000
10 MINUTE BREAK
324075000150000150000
3340100000200000200000
3440125000250000250000
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 5000
3540150000300000300000
3640200000400000400000
3740250000500000500000
10 MINUTE BREAK
3840300000600000600000
3940400000800000800000
404050000010000001000000

Main Event Notes:-

  • Multiple Re-Entry Is Allowed Until The End Of Registration
  • Players can play both starting flights. However any players qualifying to day 2 with two (2) stacks will play with the bigger stack and the lesser stack will be removed from play

15K HEADHUNTER Buy In₹15,000

19-JAN-2020 6:00 PM

  • Stack 15000
  • Late Reg CLOSES BEFORE THE START OF LEVEL 8
LEVELLEVEL TIMESBBBANTE
1201001000
220100200200
320200300300
420200400400
10 MINUTE BREAK
520300500500
620300600600
720400800800
10 MINUTE BREAK
82050010001000
92060012001200
102080016001600
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 100
1120100020002000
1220150025002500
1320150030003000
15 MINUTE BREAK | Chip Race 500
1420200040004000
1520300050005000
1620300060006000
1720400080008000
182050001000010000
192060001200012000
202080001600016000
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 1000
2120100002000020000
2220150002500025000
2320150003000030000
2420200004000040000
2520300006000060000
2620400008000080000
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 5000
272050000100000100000
282075000150000150000
2920100000200000200000
3020125000250000250000
3120150000300000300000

MEGA SATELLITE(8 SEAT PACKAGES GTD) Buy In₹10,000

14-JAN-2020 6:00 PM

  • Stack 10000
  • Late Reg CLOSES BEFORE THE START OF LEVEL 7
LEVELLEVEL TIMESBBBANTE
1201002000
220100200200
320200300300
420200400400
520300500500
620300600600
10 MINUTE BREAK
720400800800
82060012001200
92080016001600
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 100
1020100020002000
1120150025002500
1220150030003000
10 MINUTE BREAK | Chip Race 500
1320200040004000
1420300050005000
1520300060006000
1620400080008000
172050001000010000
10 MINUTE BREAK | CHIP RACE 1000
1820100001500015000
1920100002000020000
2020150003000030000
2120200004000040000

NOTE:-

  • One seat package contains buy-ins for the 10k, 100k, 50k and 15k tournaments worth a total of INR 1.75 Lakhs.

Getting To The Venue

Greetings from the IPC!

As Fodor’s says, beguiling white sands, fresh and spicy seafood, and a cold drink under a glowing sun is Goa at its charming best. But there’s plenty more: striking Renaissance cathedrals in Old Goa, ancestral homes surrounding the ragtag city of Margao, the ornate Hindu temples of Ponda, and the capital Panaji’s (or Panjim’s) Portuguese historic district.

And it is through the capital upon the serene waters of the Mandovi river beats the heart of Goa’s gaming industry i.e. the offshore casinos. The casino vessel known as Big Daddy is where you will head for your taste of exciting tournament poker action courtesy the India Poker Championship!

Getting In

Getting into Goa happens either via road, rail or air. If you come in by bus or train, Madgaon is usually the stop to get down at. If you’re flying in then Goa’s only airport Dabolim, is where you will land. Dabolim airport in Goa is short flight away from most major Indian cities and has recently got itself a brand new terminal as well. The capital city of Panjim is about 30-45 minutes from either Madgaon or Dabolim depending on traffic.

Staying in Panjim

If the intention is to only play poker, then it is advisable to stay in and around Panjim itself. There are plenty of hotels which cater to all kinds of budgets. While staying in North or South Goa is usually the norm for tourists, if poker is going to dominate your visit to Goa, then you might as well stay on in Panjim and avoid the hassles of traveling long distances after putting in a long night at the tables.

We have special hotel rates for players during the IPC weekend. Click HERE for more info.

Entry Process And Fee

Once you are at the Big Daddy jetty point, head to the registration desk. Once you pay the casino entry fee, you will receive an entry band and ticket voucher. Keep these safely as it will be required inside to complete your buy-in process inside the ship. Board the ship and head to the tournament area on the upper level. Present your entry receipt, pay the balance of your buy-in and collect the seating card with your table and seat information on it. IPC participants therefore get their casino entry fee waived off. Players can pre-register for the individual or all the tournaments on the following days after 10:00 pm every night by paying their buy-in/s to the poker room staff.

If you are with a spouse or friend who does not intend to play, they will be required to pay the casino entry fee of INR 2500 (weekdays) and INR 3500 (weekends).

Please note – There is no online payment option to pre-register for any IPC event.

Tournament Entry Fee And TDS

Players can participate in any IPC tournament by paying the buy-in at the venue. As seats are limited, we recommend players reach the venue at least one hour in advance to secure their seat. Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) is applicable on all tournament winnings over INR 10,000. Players will get 100% TDS refund via Spartan Poker on IPC winnings in the form of 50% Game Bonus (Game Bonus can only be used on cash tables) and 50% in Locked Bonus (200 CP earned unlocks INR 1000).

IMPORTANT! It is mandatory to bring along identity proof (Aadhar) and Permanent Account Number (PAN) card information in order to be issued a TDS certificate. 

Cash Games

There will be plenty of cash game action during the IPC weekend and there are buyins and stakes to suit every appetite starting from 100-200, 200-500 and 500-1000. Higher stakes and buyins are also available on request.

Food And Beverages

All IPC players are welcome to food and beverages on the house within the tournament area. There is a delicious spread laid out every evening at the dining area featuring Asian, Continental, Indian and Goan cuisines. Premium alcohol and cigarettes are available on additional charges. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas of the ship.

Weather

Goa can be visited and revisited anytime in the year. November to February is usually the best time to visit with the minimum temperature goes down to 15°C and the maximum temperature in Goa in November to January roves between 20°C to 25°C, in February between 20°C to 27°C and 25°C to 30°C in March. Whereas the temperature in Goa in April, May and June roves in between 30°C to 40°C..

Back in the day, the monsoon season would not see too many visitors seeing as all beach related places, restaurants, bars and activities would halt for 3 months. However Goa can be quite beautiful in the rains and in recent years, many a traveler has fallen for its charms in these months. So really from a seasonal holiday destination, Goa is now virtually a year round tourist destination.

Hotel Info

We have hotel tie-ups with some of the finest hotels in and around Panjim and the guest relations team at the Big Daddy poker room will assist you with all your stay requirements. Choose the hotel of your choice from the options below and to make your reservation, email your name, contact info and dates of stay to pokerroom@bigdaddy.in with the subject ‘India Poker Championship (IPC) Jan Hotel Booking’ or call the poker room hotline +91-9112222867. Your booking will be subject to payment confirmation.

NOTE – For below rates marked TBC, please contact the poker room for updated information on these properties.
Rates mentioned include tax unless otherwise mentioned.

MarriottLuxury

Single Occupancy ₹10,250
Double Occupancy ₹11,250

Taj VivantaLuxury

Single Occupancy ₹9,600
Double Occupancy ₹10,300

Double TreeIntermediate

Single Occupancy ₹7,500
Double Occupancy ₹8,000

Fortune MiramarIntermediate

Single Occupancy ₹6,000
Double Occupancy ₹6,500

FidalgoIntermediate

Single Occupancy ₹4,720
Double Occupancy ₹4,720

Fern KadambaIntermediate

Single Occupancy ₹4,500
Double Occupancy ₹5,000

Varanda do MarIntermediate

Delux Room ₹3,600
Sea View Room ₹4,500

Country Inn SuitesIntermediate

Single Occupancy ₹4,400
Double Occupancy ₹4,400

Bambolim Beach ResortIntermediate

Single Occupancy ₹3,500
Double Occupancy ₹3,500

Essentia, Dona PaulaIntermediate

Single Occupancy ₹3,500
Double Occupancy ₹4,000

La CapitolIntermediate

Single Occupancy ₹3,500
Double Occupancy ₹3,500

Hotel MandoviBudget

Single Occupancy ₹3,250
Double Occupancy ₹3,250

Park PrimeBudget

Single Occupancy ₹3,200
Double Occupancy ₹3,200

Bay15, Dona PaulaBudget

Single Occupancy ₹3,100
Double Occupancy ₹3,100

Ginger, PanjimBudget

Single Occupancy ₹2,200
Double Occupancy ₹2,200

WestwoodBudget

Single Occupancy ₹1,200
Double Occupancy ₹1,200

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