The official ‘Gutshot Player of the Month’ is being introduced to our valuable readers for the first time! It will be awarded in a two-stage selection process that will consider both the players’ individual performance data in Texas Holdem MTT and a vote by our honourable Advisory Board. The honour will be bestowed for the first time in July 2021 in recognition of achievements in June 2021.
For the first ‘Gutshot Player of the Month’, we had some kickass results, and some standout displays too with immense performances in June. We were quite overwhelmed with the nominations received and, in the end, Anirban Das has beaten off competition to win the very 1st Gutshot Player of the Month!
With several massive achievements to his name, including clinching two IOPC titles in 2019, Anirban Das is said to be one of the terrific poker talents in our country! Anirban has been recently playing his best moves and finishing ITM in most of the tournaments he chooses to grind in. His victory numbers spoke a lot for himself but his usernames ‘pottysingh’ or ‘nocluewho’ sounded the quite opposite – take him lightly but he is surely one of those guys who would keep you on the edge of your seat! We caught up with him for a quick chat before he rushed off to ship another tournament!
How was the feeling when you were chosen as the Gutshot Texas Holdem MTT Poker Player of the month?
It feels great to receive this recognition. Though I won’t be stopping here; I am more focused on analysing mistakes and finding more improvements in my game. You have been consistently grinding on PokerStars and have finished ITM in more than 60 tournaments. What helps in the long run? Consistently grinding and finishing in the money or grinding, shipping, and taking a break now and then? Given that I am not a full-time pro, I rarely find time to study and analyse my game using tools and hand reviews. Because of this, I think grinding 12+ tables, time and improving through pattern recognition and repetition has worked best for me. I do think breaks are also important in-between series to rest my mind and pursue other hobbies and get family time.
How is the interface of PokerStars any different from the other brands in the business?
I think the software is a lot smoother and offers a lot of customization, however other brands have improved a lot recently as well. Since PokerStars is an international brand, what are the few perks that players usually get? I love the Stars coin rewards program and have been able to get most electronics over the last 2 years through this program.
Readers, this is just an excerpt from the article that we did for Gutshot July 2021 e-magazine. To read more about Das’s approach to poker and his way of gameplay, head to read.gutshotmagazine.com.
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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