The last few months have been really good for me. I ended the year with a couple of good scores and I couldn`t have asked for a better start in 2019 as I have just won the IOPC Super High Roller. I am really happy right now. This will really help boost my confidence and I can’t thank Adi (Aditya Agarwal) enough along with PokerGuru Staking (earlier known as AceJack) and especially Kartik Ved and Vikram Kumar. I am very, very grateful to them.
This win comes in less than one year since I started getting coached by Adi and I do realize I still have a long-long way to go. I am glad that I am learning so much from him everyday.
Going into the IOPC series, I didn’t have too many expectations. I was trying to keep myself focused and play a good, solid game and hopefully make some money at the series. But mostly I really wanted to play the best poker I can.
Interestingly, the Super High Roller event was not under my stake limit at PokerGuru staking but I certainly didn’t want to miss out on such a big event. Luckily I won the satellite for the complete IOPC package except the High roller event. It`s really a great story and I couldn`t be happier with the end result. This really helps me to save some money for myself personally. For now, I will save some of this money and invest some.
Coming back to the Super High Roller, when play was down to two tables, I was sitting on the table with Abhinav Iyer and Sahil ‘antilog’ Agarwal. I think it was one of the toughest tables I have ever played on. Just a few bustouts before the bubble, I played a huge hand against antilog where I bluffed him off with an underpair on an Ace-high dry board. I opened early position and he defended big blind and called two streets. I just bet on all streets and he folded on the river. That kind of really felt good and gave me a lot of confidence. I was lucky enough to get through all the spots I took in the event and as they say, you need to win flips to win a tournament.
It was a crazy final table with Kartik Ved, Vivek Rughani and Pulkit Goyal all in contention. Heads up with Pulkit Goyal, I had the chip lead and in a hand, I made a huge bluff with six-high and he folded. ☺
Thanks to my coaches and everyone for all their extended support, we shipped the event. To be honest I am really blessed to have won such a big event and I am just trying to keep it simple for now. I want to study and focus more on my game and get all my hand histories reviewed by myself and watch more online material. I am really hoping to get my game sharper and fix all my basic leaks and then work on Solvers and more.
Grind mode on!