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India Poker Championship Travels to Sri Lanka

Kicking off today and running through September 8, the India Poker Championship (IPC) makes its first ever international foray by heading to Bally’s Casino in Sri Lanka.

Located in the state capital of Colombo, Bally’s will host the entire five-day schedule that includes the Main Event featuring a buy-in of INR 25,000 (rupee). Sri Lanka is an island country surrounded by the Indian Ocean, with Colombo situated about 300 kilometers from the coast of India.

“The potential of Sri Lanka as a poker destination is huge and IPC has always believed in giving the best possible experience to our players,” said the IPC’s Rajeev Kanjani. “With the backing of our host venue, Bally’s Casino, we hope this first ever international edition of IPC will be a great success.”

The IPC has a tournament scheduled each day of the five-day affair beginning with an INR 3K Mega Satellite with Re-entry that guarantees at least three seats to the 25K No-Limit Hold’em Main Event on Saturday, Sept. 7. The Main Event will run for two days and coincides with the running of the IPC Colombo’s final event on Sunday, Sept. 8, the 10K Deepstack Turbo with Re-entry.

The India Poker Champion of 2013, Anuruddha Meddegoda, makes his home in Colombo and will be on hand to defend his title.

The IPC has been running since March of 2010 and is normally hosted by the offshore casinos in Goa, India. Its popularity has been increasing tremendously. The IPC originally held events on a quarterly basis, but since 2011, the IPC has upped the ante by hosting tournaments every other month.


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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.