Chess maestro Viswanathan Anand to unveil Poker Sports League trophy & announce teams

With the emergence of massive online poker tournaments and fantasy leagues, Poker Sports League has set out to to formalize the poker story in India. With over 20,000 qualifier participations pan India in the very first year, one can clearly infer the potential of poker in the country.


In order to draw parallels between chess and poker, and set the foundation for poker to be considered a mind game, PSL has appointed Viswanathan Anand, the chess maestro, as their Brand Ambassador, in November last year. DSPORT, a premium sports TV channel by Discovery Communications India, has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast Season 2 of the Poker Sports League (PSL), the world's first franchise based poker league. This will be the first ever broadcast of Texas hold' em poker in India.

Delhi Panthers, owned by Rishi Kajaria of Kajaria Ceramicstook home INR 1.5 crore as prize money. The league in the inaugural year became an instant hit. Not just with the players on the table or the passionate franchisees following their teams but also with millions of other poker sports followers. Season One live streaming registered 4.5 million views on FB & PSL Final Table recorded 1.28 million views. 

Poker Sports League is currently in its second season this year. Brand Ambassador of PSL, Viswanathan Anand will make his first media appearance along with the co-founders to announce the 12 teams for this season and unveil the winning trophy on April 15th, PlayBoy Club, Hotel Samrat, New Delhi.

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