Abhishek Goindi and Tanay Hargunaney, founders of India’s premiere poker school, Poker Bootcamp India (PBCI), have been hard at work, teaching poker and making the most of the pandemic to help out their students. One of the best places to learn poker in the country, PBCI has grown leaps and bounds over the last many months and Gutshot decided to feature the duo behind the system on the cover of the November 2020 e-magazine, as they recently completed one year of operations. While we did this interview a year ago, these young men are celebrating the second year anniversary of PBCI. Read all about how they started out and where do they stand today!
In this one year, what was the biggest catalyst for the growth of the Bootcamp?
Goindi: I believe the Covid situation played the role of a catalyst. This lockdown helped us to move online and scale out to many more people that were interested but based in other cities across the country. The physical Bootcamp was a unique concept, which
provided great learning, of course. For us, moving online and still managing to provide meaningful content was itself a significant change. As a team, it helped us to maintain performance.
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Hargunaney: One of the most important factors is that the three coaches are doing really well. Some of the students at the Bootcamp have stuck with us for 8 months to a year now and their game has changed phenomenally. Those players have started winning now. The sheer fact that other people are recognising them has been a catalyst. When people notice, we start believing in our work. Just our focused efforts in helping, wanting people to grow and our intent towards what we’re pursuing is also showing results
How do players get your guidance even if we don’t join the Bootcamp?
Hargunaney: To the players that want to learn but are a little skeptical because of the budget, I would recommend they join our channel on Discord. Even if they are not onboard the camp, we still provide support, we’re open to helping players grow. Once or twice a week, every student gets to discuss and address their issues. Read the full interview on 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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