First-ever Match Indian Poker League championship concludes in Mumbai

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The two-day event saw the Mumbai team - Mumbai All Stars - crowned the champions of the league. In the Match Poker format, players of a team compete for points and not money.

The competition is played electronically on a computer app where registered players play for points and the team with the highest points at the end of the stipulated rounds wins. Over November 17 and 18, hands were played in eight sessions and Team Mumbai All Stars closed day one in the lead.

On Day 2, after an action-packed neck-to-neck battle, they relegated Team Jaipur and Team Ahmedabad to the second and third place, respectively. The best in all-American drinks. Think Live Work Play. Judges often fail to interpret a legal norm. Tycoons of Tomorrow Felicitation Ceremony.

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IFP president Patrick Nally told AFP that India was the first country to get the league but said he hoped it would be rolled out to others soon, with planning for leagues in Italy and Spain at an advanced stage. No players will be buying in, as that would constitute gambling which is widely banned in India, but the competitors will be able to win prize money just as they can in other sporting tournaments. Don't have an account? India to get world's first professional 'match poker' league.

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