The FAQ’s section has been divided in several easy to browse help topics to make it easy to solve your query. If your question isn’t listed below please feel free to contact our customer care executive.
A. If you aspire to be a part of any teams or be up to speed with information on the league, then you need to register as a player first. Any Indian poker player who wishes to play the game as a sport and showcase his skill should register for PSL and give himself the chance to be a part of the teams.
A. A player who makes it to the teams will have the following minimum remunerations. There is a remuneration for every player who is selected as an active player in any PSL team. Each player will also have a winning incentive which will be a percentage of the total prize pool of the team. These remunerations will increase based on team performance in the Finale.
A. PSL doesn’t share the information entered by a player while registering with any third party. PSL does reserve the right to share this information with any sponsors/endorsers for the event. The sponsors can use this information for advertorial purposes only. Sponsors are not entitled to further share or sell this information. Players should also note that all the information they provide should be within the legal framework of the country and all laws have been complied with.
A. Any Indian poker player who feels that they have enough poker accomplishments should register for the Pro player draft. On the other hand, if you are just starting up as a player, then you should play live or online events to qualify.
A. There is no fee to a part of PSL. Any poker player register as a PSL player free of cost.
A. Your username cannot be kept secret if you wish to enter the drafting pool. Since this needs to be an open forum players in the drafting pool, any anonymous player cannot be gauged on skills and cannot be drafted.
A. PSL doesn’t encourage its players to change their usernames. In a dire circumstance if you need to change the same, please write an email to us with the reason for the same.
A. A PSL account cannot be deleted. But if you don’t wish to be a part of PSL and have a chance to be drafted then you need to inform PSL as soon as possible by email.
A. 61% of the winnings go to the Team Owner and 39 % towards Player Incentive inSeason 2
A. For Season 2, Team owners have the option to retain 1 player from each category of mentor, live qualifier and online qualifier. Post retention of players, a drafting pool is made of various categories of players (Pro, live qualifier, online qualifier), the team owners and mentors enter a team drafting session. The team selection is the prerogative of the Team Owner and the Mentor.
A. The league has divided into North, South, East and West with the States and Union Territories falling under as:-
A. Here is how the regions of the teams are divided. North – Team Delhi, Team Haryana, Team Punjab and Team Rajasthan South – Team Bengaluru, Team Chennai and Team Kochi East – Team Kolkata and Team North East West – Team Goa, Team Gujarat, Team Mumbai and Team Pune
A. The player doesn’t get to choose which team he gets to be in. It is the team owners and mentors who select the players.
A. A player who isn’t selected in a particular season of PSL after making the draft gets to play special pre qualifiers and get an advantage (multiplier) for the next season.
A. Apart from the direct monetary perks mentioned above, players stand to be exposed to endorsements and advertising deals as PSL enters it future leagues. Players also get team poker exposure which is currently unavailable in India. Players also get a shot of poker glory and the limelight and media attention that follows similar sports leagues in India.
A. PSL teams will be drafted on the snake draft bidding methodology in a live event attended by team owners and mentors. The snake draft is divided into rounds— one round for every available roster spot on each team. For example, if the league has 8-man rosters, your draft will have 8 rounds. In a snake draft, each Team owner has one pick in each round. Each team makes its first-round pick based on a predetermined order. When the first round is over, the team that picked last in the first round picks first in the second round — in other words, the draft snakes back on itself. The team that had the first pick in the first round now has the last pick in the second round and the first pick in the third round. This goes on till all the teams are drafted.
A. Wild card entries are decided by the team owners and mentor. There are no rules to this decision and anyone could be a wild card entry in the team.
A. There is no application form for wild card entries. But in case a player feels he can add value as a wild card, he can approach team owners/mentors directly.
A. A mentor will have administrative privileges over the team. Not only is he instrumental in decision making, he is also the controlling authority of the team along with the team owner. He is the bridging gap between the team owner and the team. The Pro, on the other hand is a key player albeit with no administrative privileges on the team. He is more privileged with respect to his remunerations but his rights are the same as the other players on the team.
A. Please read the code of conducts for a player’s obligations.
A. You can save the application as you go along which will give you time to collect all related documents. Once your application is submitted, it cannot be changed. However, you can mail supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org till the deadline.From next season the pros draft will be decided on the achievements of the players during Season 1 of Poker Sports League and will be referred to as PSL Pros.
A. Your chances of making to the draft pool becomes lower.
A. Anyone who has registered to be a PSL player can also play in the qualifiers. If your name isn’t in the pro player draft and you wish to play in the PSL then it is recommended you play the qualifiers.
A. If you are in the pool of drafting players of Pros but don’t get selected then it is recommended to play the qualifiers to make the other set of drafting players of PSL teams.
A. Yes, if it is done before the draft announcement. Once the draft is announced, the player is contractually obligated to play for the team of selected.
A. A player has the choice of applying for the Pro player draft based on his live or online achievements. If a player has only done well in online events, then he should apply accordingly. A player’s live performance counts more in pro player application than online but if a player has had phenomenal success in online tourneys then the PSL will consider the same.
A. No, the league cannot accommodate any player who has missed any of the deadlines.
A. Pro player seats are non-transferrable. A pro is chosen on the virtue of his own poker skills and he cannot transfer this seat. Once a player reaches a drafting pool, he or she is contractually liable to play the event.
A. The schedule for both the online as well as Live qualifiers will be released before hand on the PSL site. There will be complete details of date, venue and structures of said events.
A. A player can play for both the live as well as online qualifiers. This will give him a chance to qualify on either format based on where his performance is better.
A. All online qualifiers will be No-limit Texas Hold’em. Starting Stack – 7500 (150BB) Blind level – 12 mins Starting Blind – 25/50 ITM – 20% of the field
A. All live qualifiers will be No-limit Texas Hold’em. Starting Stack – 5000 Blind level – 20 mins Starting Blind – 25/50 ITM -20% of the field
A. Seats are not transferable between players. Once a player reaches a drafting pool, he or she is contractually liable to play the event.
A. There is no buyin to any of the qualifier events. Similarly, there is no fee. Pre-registration is recommended for all qualifiers since there are limited seats.
A. The leaderboard points for the live and online qualifiers are calculation based on a pre-decided formula. Here is a look with Buy-In fixed as 10,000.
A. You must register on Poker Sports League to be informed of all the League activities and to enter the drafting pool. You will also receive 24 tickets to play PSL satellites on Adda52.com via the link provided on PSL website.
A. The schedule for online qualifiers on Adda52 will be clearly mentioned on PSL as well as Adda52 website. The players can decide based on this schedule which events they wish to play.
A. For Season 2, There will be 72 online qualifiers and 72 offline qualifiers that will take place within 3-4months starting December 2017. Please check the schedule page to be updated.
A. The cities list will be shared soon by PSL.
A. For Season 1, the Grand Finale was held in Goa from May 24th - 28th, 2017. Season 2 Finale will be held in the first week
A. As a PSL player and a team member, your code of conduct implies that you have to present for the main event. But due to some unavoidable circumstances if you are unable to attend, the discretion lies with the Team Owner and PSL.
A. Before the Final event, teams are encouraged to make their players attend the Boot camp which will take place 2 days before the event for strategy planning and bonding. Besides this, owners and mentors can organize events for more team harmony.
A. Various structures and formats of poker will be played during the final events and formats. The PSL has worked tirelessly on the perfect tournament fixture for players which will be a combination of finely structured and skills testing tournaments. For Season1, each team was given 100,000 PSL Points each day for 4 starting days. There were multiple tournaments during each day and based on performances by teams, points were awarded to each team over multiple events in those 4 days. The final day (day 5) starting stack of each determined on teach teams performance over the 4 sayd. The prize pool was awarded on day 5 based on team standings. A similar structures will be followed for Season 1.
A. PSL functions within the legal tax framework set by the Government of India. If your winnings fall in a specific tax bracket, then applicable tax implications should be met respectively by the team players and owners.