I would like to reintroduce myself – a cash game player hailing from Kolkata a city which has very lots of cash game players playing in closed circuits and has very few tourney players and the tourney players which we have are less than a hand-full but they are all excellent players. I have been trying to learn the art of playing tourney, not to win or score in them, but to improve my cash game play. Tourneys teach me how to be patient and also how to play with limited chips in hand. besides that I am also the CEO of India Poker Series for those not aware of that fact. I am there on facebook at [url]http://www.facebook.com/Bharat.Agarwalla.IPS[/url]
I thought I would take this opportunity to inform all those who read this blog of mine and also track IPS, that IPS has tie up with Vikram Verma who will introduce India Poker Pros, a poker tourney. You will see India Poker Pros bring you some fantastic tourneys. We shall be complimenting each other, so one may say that under one umbrella you are getting two set of tourneys – one being IPS and other being Pros. One can find both on facebook and also the respective websites. The tourneys under Pros would be announced during IPS 6.
IPS 6 – to be held from 6th to 8th of May 2011. Formats are simple – Day 1 is our most popular format – the 5K rebuy, Day 2 is the Main Event of the 15K Freeze Out and Day 3 is the 10K Freeze Out.
Satellites for the same are available at MonsterBluffs.com, you may contact them for the same, also PokerGuru would be hosting two such ones for us on 20th and 27th April 2011 at 888. More would be worked out at different venues. While one such venue for Mumbaikars is at Vikram Verma’s place, please contact him for the same. Mumbaikars can also give their buy ins to him in Mumbai itself to secure a seat at IPS 6 or in future for all IPS and Pros tourneys. Kolkata patrons of IPS and Pros may do the same by connecting with me.
In a recent development in the online world of poker, US Govt has clamped down heavily on Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker etc a couple of days back. they have been charged with bank fraud, illegal gambling offenses and money laundering etc. Lets see how this issue gets resolved. I hope its resolved very very fast.
I have been reading time and again about how players have asked the Pros as to how they would play a certain hand. These questions are asked only after they get a bad beat. I would encourage players to put queries to Pros about the same in hypothetical situations as well and not only after getting a beat. Those who win hands never ask how it should have been played. It would be important to put the same query to the Pros even if you won a hand, because you may not necessarily have played it correctly. The Pros have become Pros or successful because their consistency is far more.
Signing off for the time being.
Have a great Sunday !!!