India Poker Championship (IPC) Megastacks May 2022 was hosted after a hiatus of two years. For many players in the circuit this poker series was the starting point. Similarly for Gutshot, it was the first time when we sponsored players for the event. An official announcement about a Gutshot sponsored pro was made, and the entire industry was excited to know which player will be that pro.
We received hundreds of entries through the Google document which was rolled out for all the interested players. After screening, the team picked two well-known industry veterans, Anant Purohit and Dhirendra Kumar. Both the players represented Gutshot on the live felts of Casino Vegas in Jhapa, Nepal. We got in touch with Anant Purohit, to know more about his experience.
Your thoughts on being a Gutshot Pro? Do you feel it helped you in any way?
It was really superb to be a Gutshot Pro. I felt amazing as an ambassador of Gutshot. It’s a different feeling when you represent a brand on the table.
How was IPC Megastacks May 2022 for you?
IPC was definitely an amazing experience this time. Overall a super cool experience, I tried to play my A-game throughout the series and got success to some extent by winning the first satty and making it to ITM in the Main Event. But I would say those results are not something you were expecting. So I will definitely work towards getting better results in the future.
How did you prepare for IPC?
I have been playing live games for a long time. But playing a live tourney is something Indian players don’t usually get their hands on, so I try to play as many live tournaments as possible. And for IPC, I recalled all my tips and tricks for the live tourneys before the series started.
Which live event will we see you in next?
Not sure about that. But whatever live series happens in India, you can expect to see me there. I’m planning to attend a few events outside the country as well.
While Purohit representing Gutshot at IPC Megastacks May 2022 was special, he and Kumar are the first among hundreds of other players we wish to sponsor. The opportunity for getting sponsorship will always be open. Be it online or offline tournaments; you can always hit us up if you wish to be associated or sponsored by us!
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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