Hello everyone, I am back with yet another blog. It’s been a while since I shared my progress, so I wanted to pen down something.
I went through a rough phase these last 4-5 months with both my health and in poker. My health really deteriorated as I used to eat outside food almost every day, and my movements were minimal throughout the day. This, along with a scattered sleep schedule, really took a toll on me. This affected my game, and my social life also tremendously.
So, I finally took a step to improve on it and moved back to my parent’s house for a while as I knew I needed some help to get me started on the right track. Since then, I can proudly say that I have been eating much healthier and have even started going out for daily walks. I feel so much better every day now and am motivated to keep on improving my health.
I know many poker players neglect their health for the grind, which is very wrong. Maintaining good health, eating right, and following a decent sleep schedule can go a long way in helping you in your overall poker endeavors.
Now coming on to the poker side. I think I was not in the right mindset to play poker for a while. I kept neglecting everything else and just used to grind daily, which resulted in me playing bad and hence getting bad results for a while. I kept telling myself that it was just some downswing and will get over soon.
Finally, when I decided to do the other stuff correctly, I took more time to study and got my game reviewed and got to know about so many leaks that had entered my game.
After some hard work and a clear mind, my game and my results started to improve a bit, and this past Sunday was my best ever. I final tabled the Spartan Poker Millionaire with not one but two stacks. So according to the rules, my stacks merged into 1, and I got an 8th place finish with the relinquished stack. Then I went on come in the TOP 5, which was the main aim of the event as all top 5 were getting the same amount of ₹11 lakhs each. But I was the biggest winner as I even got the 8th place along with that :).
I ran deep in a couple of other events, too, which took my cashed amount for the day to over ₹15 lakhs. It felt really amazing to know that my hard work was rewarded so quickly, and I am motivated to continue to do so.
I want to give a special shoutout to Aditya Agarwal. He is someone who never stops in helping out and motivating all his students regularly. His work ethic is unbelievable, and I would love to achieve that one day.
I hope this wasn’t boring to anyone, and if someone is suffering from similar issues, it might be helpful to them. Until next time. Cheers!