Poker is a game that is sure to keep you hooked once you know and understand the game. And once you get started with the game, there’s no going back. You’d take time off from your busy schedule to play the game, that’s how enchanting the game is. A living example of this is our PokerStars’ Player of the Month – Daniel Rymbei.
Rymbei nailed Event #51 Uppercut at PokerStars’ Winter Series for ₹1,00,854. But he did not stop there, he went on to ship the coveted Winter Series Main Event for an impressive ₹6,88,180 making him the ideal candidate for the PokerStar’ Player of the Month. We spoke to Rymbei to learn more about this emerging poker player, and here’s all he had to say.
Excerpts from the interview…
You have been selected as the Player of the Month on PokerStars. How does it feel?
It feels really good. For a recreational player like me, this kind of nomination is overwhelming.
How were you introduced to poker?
I was introduced to poker by my friends almost 11 years ago. Back then, poker was more like gambling to me because of my lack of knowledge about it. Later on, I studied more about this game and gained some knowledge about the basics and trivia. That’s when I started understanding and appreciating the beauty of poker and it kept me hooked.
How long have you been playing on PokerStars?
It’s been almost three to four years that I have been playing on PokerStars.Whenever I get free time from my work schedule, you will always find me playing poker.
How is your overall grinding experience on PokerStars? Any specific feature you like the most?
I feel the PokerStars platform is right on the money as far as the gameplay and the graphic user interface (GUI) are concerned. Also, PokerStars has been updating its application to provide users with a seamless playing experience.
You shipped the Winter Series Main Event for over ₹6 Lakh. How did it feel to claim such a big title?
It feels content to win such a notable title, you can’t ask for more.
What was your strategy like on the Main Event’s final table?
I was patient and avoided unnecessary flips. As it was a tournament with bounties, I had to be really patient to choose the right spots.
You also shipped Event #51 in the series. Please tell us a bit more about that?
I was really happy when I shipped that event as it was the first title of that series.
What does your grinding schedule look like?
I play for 6-8 hours whenever I find time from my work schedule. I also try to play the weekly majors whenever possible.
Any Poker players you admire?
Tom Dwan and Erik Seidel.
Where do you see yourself five years down the line with respect to poker?
I am investing and trying my best in the cash game rings. Playing tourneys during busy weeks gets a bit difficult and hectic for me. Hence, I am now focusing a lot on cash games and learning every day. Hopefully, I will be able to play somewhat better in cash games in the coming future. In this way, I will keep enjoying poker during busy weeks.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by expressing herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in anything that satisfies her creative self, like drawing and DIY crafts.
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