I consider myself to be an average Poker player, who hasn’t gone beyond the Online leagues. I was super excited to get an invite to interact and play with Aditya Agarwal, one of the best Poker player in the World.
His story is pretty much inspiring for Traders & Punters like me , He has been playing World Series Professional Poker since he was 21 and still in the Game.
Poker player Aditya Agarwal spent his childhood and school years in Darjeeling, India. He moved to the US to study at Drexel University, first enrolling for a degree in Engineering, before switching to Marketing. Just like students at every other college across America in 2003, Aditya and his peers saw poker being played on TV for millions of dollars, and they wanted in on the action. By the time Aditya graduated, he was already a full-time poker pro.
What I really liked about his Poker strategy was to go slow, wait for your Good Cards and Not play every round for the sake of Playing or Playing and then hoping and praying .
This rang a Bell and reminded me of something what I do on a regular basis..Trading.
I would definitely consider Poker a must do activity for Trader’s along with Yoga and Meditation… Just like Trading Poker is an ultimate Mind Game of Money.
Poker can in my opinion can definitely make you a better trader.
The beautiful thing about Trading is that you never have to trade when you don’t have great cards (great trade setup).
Both are about Risk Management, Understanding your environment, Staying in the Game and going for the kill when your chips are good while being cool & humble about it.
I personally believe that Poker will go a long way in India, Reforms and legislation will happen soon, Tourism and Entertainment needs a fillip.
Million of Indians head to Macau, Singapore, Las Vegas to play and enrich foreign government in Taxes while India struggles for Tourism .
I’m Bullish on Change, After All aren’t we are a Nation with a really long history of gambling.