Spartan Poker Pro Nikita Luther along with poker pro Dhaval Mudgal have featured on Spotify’s podcast which is a part of the Business of Sports series. The podcast is presented by Economic Times and features two of our popular poker pros. This newly released podcast dwells deep into the game of skill covering aspects like the approach to the game, mindset, and dealing with the highs and lows of being a poker player.
The podcast is hosted by Uday Jhala and is named ‘How to become a professional poker player?’ The host throws a whole bunch of questions at the two pros and both have given the best insights that aspiring poker players will find very helpful. One of the questions the Jhala throws at Luther is about that one non-negotiable attribute needed to become a pro poker player.
The WSOP bracelet winner makes it pretty clear that poker is a game of skill, a strategic one and not just any card game that can be played on festive occasions with family and friends. The pro goes on to add that poker is a mind sport which involves game theory optimal, and how poker is also taught at universities like MIT and Harvard as a credit course not as an elective. If someone is blindly wagering in poker then they aren’t really playing poker.
Mudgal also spoke about the importance of mindset and discipline and how it’s not widely spoken about. The WPT Vietnam 2018 Main Event winner also added that there wasn’t much information available on how to go about if someone wanted to be a pro player. But Mudgal made sure to add that there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes before you take the big stage.
Mudgal who won the Flipout tourney at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour in Aug 2022 mentioned how legislation is needed not just for poker but overall online games in the country. When asked about elements that are very crucial in going pro, Luther revealed that practice, bankroll management and mindset are three most critical elements which one should ace in order to become a professional poker player.
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