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While poker is a growing sport in India, it is still a majorly male-dominated field. In such circumstances, it is refreshing to see women make their mark in the game. One such female poker player is Pratibha Arya. A known name in the domestic circuit, Arya recently joined hands with India’s most trusted online poker site, PokerBaazi, becoming their newest Baazi Gaming Pro!
PokerBaazi announced Arya’s collaboration with the brand through its social media platforms.
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This exciting news comes at a time when PokerBaazi is celebrating its seventh anniversary. The brand has been doling out attractive offers, promotions, tournaments, and contests over the past few weeks. With the second edition of the ₹5 Crores GTD EndBoss (October 20 to 24) and ₹7 Lakhs GTD Anniversary Freeroll (October 24) yet to play out, the online poker operator still has some celebrating left to do.
The Delhi gal was introduced to poker during her college days. With a degree in computer science, Arya’s initial plans were to become a software professional, but things changed once poker made its way into her life.
Arya says that poker could challenge one’s sharpness of mind, and that is what attracted her to the game. She even reveals that the game has made her calmer and wiser over the years.
“I took it up as a challenge. The time I was investing in playing poker was fetching me good returns. Plus, the ease of working at my convenience and without any pressure didn’t hurt.”
“Ever since I started playing poker, I have become calmer and wiser. It has taught me the importance of good mental and physical health and how they can directly impact one’s life. I learned to deal with my bad days in a better and more positive way,” she further added.
It’s always great to learn about the poker feats of our ‘desi’ pros, but it is even more exciting when the achievements belong to female players, given the male-dominated nature of the mind sport. Arya has undoubtedly made us all proud on numerous occasions.
Arya played her first-ever tournament in Goa back in 2015. She started seeking inspiration from the top players by watching several professional videos. She eventually represented Team India at the Poker Nations Cup in Oxford and the IFMP Asian Nations Cup in Bangkok.
With over ₹1 Crores in online winnings, Arya is undoubtedly an inspiration, not just for women looking to pursue poker professionally but for all budding poker players.
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