The highly anticipated Match Indian Poker League (Match IPL) concluded their inaugural season with an action-packed party at Theory in Mumbai.
Seven teams representing different cities from across the country spent two intense days competing for prize money totalling INR 2.5 crores at the Match Indian Poker League (Match IPL) in Mumbai last week. The winning team will be representing India at the Match Poker World Cup to be held in Oxford, England next month.
Two hundred hands were played in eight sessions over two days, with the Mumbai All Stars narrowly leading at the close of Day 1. As the second day progressed it became evident that this was going to go down to the wire as teams moved up & down the leaderboard with a manic sense of purpose.
Finally at the end of the day 2, Team Mumbai showed that the right mix of skill, strategy and a deep understanding of this mind sport can take you to the chequered flag as they were crowned the first ever Match Indian Poker League Champions, narrowly beating Team Jaipur & Ahmedabad to second and third place respectively.
Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra only added to the glamour and excitement as she handed over the imposing shimmering trophy to the winners along with the prize money cheques to the top three teams.
This was followed by a hedonistic night of partying at Theory and among the guests were Shamita Shetty, Sonal Chauhan, Sanjeeda Shaikh, Aamir Ali, Kunal Kohli and Harman Baweja.