Since the National Poker Series is now over, India Poker News is trying to get in touch with some of the best players in the country to catch their views about the game. Today, we have another special interview with the one and only, Anirban Das.
The IIM, Ahmedabad graduate has been one of the most consistent players in the Indian poker circuit for quite some time now and we’ve wanted to get in touch with him for a long time as well!
Anirban also earned himself a Gold Medal at the National Poker Series after he took down the NPS#12 HYPER SPRINT 5 LAC GTD (4MAX) (RE) event!
Let’s hear from the man himself:
IPN: How do you think the game has changed over the last couple of years in terms of skill and is it harder to take down big events nowadays than it was when you started playing?
AD: I think the entire player pool is a lot more aware of technical concepts and the number of mistakes made by the population is a lot lower. Field sizes have also increased so yes relative to a few years back it is harder to take down big events.
IPN: How big of an impact do you think the National Poker Series will have in making poker an accepted sport in our country?
AD: I think the NPS will have a huge impact in making poker an accepted sport. Specifically the introduction of medals and free rolls for participants of the previous day must have contributed to wider acceptance.
Also Check: The National Poker Series Day 2 Round-Up
IPN: What are 3 essential things for you while playing online or live poker?
AD: Balance: I can play effectively only if work life and love life is also healthy before that session. Multi Tabling: I play better when there are between 9-12 games running in parallel. Emojis: They just make the game so much more fun in between all the seriousness and lack of social interactions at most times.
IPN: Which one do you prefer: Cash or Tournaments?
AD: Tournaments for sure.
IPN: Which is the one thing you want the most?
AD: To build products that improve people’s lives that outlast my contributions.
IPN: Which has been the most memorable moment in poker?
AD: Grinding for 5 months straight , winning a WSOP ME ticket and then freaking out playing like a complete fish to exit on level 1 itself.
IPN: When was the last time you lost your temper?
AD: 2019 October when I had a fight with a bouncer
IPN: What was the biggest tournament field you have ever played?
AD: WSOP ME online on GG Poker with 10K+ runners
IPN: If given a chance would you like to play a lead role in a poker movie?
AD: Sure. I am always up for trying new experiences
It was a pleasure to speak with one of the brightest minds in the Indian Poker and we’re sure that Anirban will keep making headlines in 2021 as well!
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