Episode 79 – Raghav Bansal on The Emergence of the Indian Poker Market

In This Week’s Episode:

Raghav Bansal made history in 2015 by becoming the first Indian to final table an event at the WSOP. Then, in March 2017, at the PokerStars Championship, he placed 2nd at the high roller for about $337k – the biggest cash prize by an Indian in the past 10 years. He has been at the top of the GPI Rankings for players based in India for the past 2 years, with multiple good scores around the world, mostly in Macau High Rollers. A well-respected member of the Indian Poker community, Raghav has truly shown Indian poker players that they can play the best players in the world and win.

Raghav is the captain for the Pune Sharks in the Poker Sports League, a league which aims to “sportify” Poker in India. Raghav’s unbridled success has paved the way for other Indians to do well in tournaments around the world.

In this episode, Raghav talks about the booming Indian poker market and his experience as a professional. He explains the difference between mindset and technical skill in poker, as well as the importance of self-reflection for personal growth. Both online and in person, Raghav Bansal continues to succeed as a result of his powerful mindset.

In This Episode You’ll Learn: 

  • 02:52 – India’s poker boom and what stimulated it
  • 03:45 – How Raghav was introduced to poker
  • 04:39 – Raghav on building his poker career throughout the years
  • 07:54 – The biggest moment in Raghav’s poker career so far
  • 09:30 – How it feels playing at bigger poker tournaments
  • 10:25 – The popularization of poker sports league in India
  • 13:54 – The acceptance of family for an Indian poker player
  • 17:47 – Astronomical poker winnings in India and its effects
  • 22:05 – Mindset and its advantages in poker
  • 23:58 – Facing the truth and self-reflection for self-improvement
  • 25:57 – Raghav’s advice for poker beginners in India

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