Hi everyone, this is an ice breaker for me. I am Deepanjan Das, living in Kolkata, and I am a Mechanical Engineer. I completed my degree in 2014 and moved to Mumbai in 2015 to start my career as a Technical Sales Professional. So mostly, my job is to travel and sell packaging machines Pan-India. Now, I am working for an Italian MNC and looking after the SAARC Region.
I was introduced to poker in 2010 by my friend, who was quite active in the poker circuit and was playing online. I learned about poker from him, and we used to play a lot of house games near our college. We used to play on weekends, post-college hours, and there weren’t many sites to play poker so we could only play some house games and freeroll games.
Slowly, we started playing these freeroll games and then some small buy-in games. For four years, I played those and made a profit of around 2 lakh rupees by playing these small buy-in tournaments.
After 2014, I started playing on PokerStars.com, and I made a few dollars on it too. I used to primarily play $1/$2 Sit N Go’s.
Once I landed a job in Mumbai in 2015, I completely stopped playing poker and would only play like one or two games in 4-5 months. But I was quite active in the public groups on FaceBook, and I used to be an active investor on many packs. I still invest regularly.
I saw many people grinding recently during the lockdown, and since I was not able to travel, I could devote time to poker after my work hours.
I once again started playing small stakes events and cashed a few events. I even shipped a PLO event along with a couple of final table finishes. I was lucky enough to get this ticket of Poker Dangal`s DPKO Main Event from PokerGuru as they were giving away free tickets to this flagship event.
So, I got that ticket, and I registered and played my usual game. Bounty events are my favorite, so I was very much familiar with the 6-max Bounty format. I played my typical game, and I was fortunate to make it to the final table, although I was the short stack before the FT.
Usually, on FT’s, I like to play a little aggressive because many people look at the minimum cash or pay jumps, so they play insecurely on FT’s. I tried to take advantage of such players, and luckily the board also started favoring me. I managed to ship the event for around 1.26 Lakhs, which is quite a significant sum for a recreational player like me.
So this has been my journey in recent times, and I will obviously continue to play small stakes events, and if I do well, I will move up in stakes. Looking forward to it.
That’s it for now. Thanks and good luck, everyone!