Outlasting a field of strong players, Archit Khandelwal emerged victorious and walked home with a splendid 5 LAC prize amount.
We congratulate him on successfully shipping the Baazi Super Sunday 15 LAC GTD!
The Delhi native Archit Khandelwal has been playing poker since 2012. He has been playing in tournaments of Pokerbaazi.com since the very beginning. Over the years, he has elevated from an amateur to a seasoned professional.
We took some of Archit’s time to revive some of his best moments from the tournament and to know him a little better.
What’s your poker story? How long did it take you to get there?
I started playing poker back in 2008 with some of my friends in college but never really took it seriously. Poker was more of a recreational thing for me. Later, when I was done with college, I saw a couple of friends getting deep into it which made me realize that this was something worth giving a shot. So, yeah, I did and have not looked back since.
It’s a learning process and you are always learning on your path no matter what it may be, but I am lucky enough to pursue what I love and make a living out of it.
Your victory is what most people experience very rarely, if at all. How does it feel to win Baazi Super Sunday 15 LAC GTD?
It feels amazing to win the Baazi Super Sunday. Honestly, I was waiting for a big score like this, as I was getting close but was not able to seal the deal so far. This structure was nice and deep. I was winning flips, playing good and yeah managed to finish it successfully.
How was the period between the start and end of the final table? How tough was the field?
The turning point was when I was left with 9 BBs and saw A6 of hearts on small blind. The aggro player opened 2x from the UTG, and three people called. I shoved and got called by the last caller. I won that pot and was in good shape with almost 24 bigs.
What would you prefer?
-Cash games or tournaments?
-Online poker event or live?
-Beer or Red Bull at the poker table.
-Next attendance at live poker – Goa, Macau or Las Vegas?
Goa. I’ll be heading to Goa soon for the WPT and pretty excited and kicked about this as it is been a while since I played any live event.
You played heads up with PokerBaazi Team Pro Abhishek Rathod. Tell us a little about that.
I entered the final table as chip leader and tried to maintain it. When we got to heads-up play, I had a more than 2.5-1 chip lead. Our heads-up play finished pretty quickly as we got into a couple of coolers. Nonetheless, Abhishek Rathod is an amazing /solid player who has been crushing since a while so beating him heads-up felt good.
With all that hard work and now a big result, do you plan to play more tournaments on PokerBaazi.com?
I have always been playing tournaments on PokerBaazi.com and will continue doing so. I do plan to play more and am looking forward to the biggest two lined up events- The MoneyMaker2.O and PokerBaazi Premier League Winter Edition.
You have been a Baazigar for very long. What change do you see when you compare PokerBaazi.com now from what it was before?
PokerBaazi.com has evolved so much in the past years with everything. One can always see an honest effort being put in by the team to make the experience better every time with so many new additions to the software. Not to forget the different tournaments being organized frequently. Big thumbs-up to the Pokerbaazi team!
If Baazigars ask you ‘How to win a big tournament?’, what would be your reply?
The skill of winning flips ?
Thank You Archit. Hope you come up with many more wins. Keep Grinding. Best wishes to you!
You too can big win. PokerBaazi.com has many ongoing satellites featuring the biggest tournaments. Rush and book your seat now! See you at the tables folks!