Pokermet is proud to be the ‘game-changer’ in poker and has signed in Shuchi Chamaria supporting the changing environments in Indian poker, where women seem to be turning tables and taking men at their own game!
The poker-wife turned poker player, Shuchi’s journey into poker has been a curious one. Her love for the game was fostered from her own love life it seems! But regardless of her chanced entry into this complex game, she has definitely made several heads turn after bagging brag-worthy wins at notable poker tournaments in India & abroad.
Shuchi Chamaria is best regarded as the perfect role model for those just starting out at poker and wants to achieve great things at it within a short span. In an article published with PokerGuru, Shuchi paints a vivid picture of her experiences starting out as a poker player, her thoughts also give us a great outsider perspective on poker life –
“Adi had been telling me a lot of stories about his WSOP summers of the past 10 years, some of which were sad, some funny, and some completely absurd! All these made me look forward to our Vegas summer after the wedding. While I knew it was going to be an important time of the year for both of us, but I was still clueless as to what to expect.” This was Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal’s 11th WSOP while Shuchi’s 1st!
She further goes on about her warming up to poker, which was heavily influenced by Aditya, “In between getting married and traveling, I never really had the time or even inclination to take the game up professionally. The first live tournament I did play was a few months ago and I had come in 4th. However, in all fairness the tournament was just of 30 Calcutta cash game regulars who had little to no tournament experience, almost like me!”
“The life of a tournament poker player is tough, there are more days of disappointment than not. However, the excitement, the highs and lows and the adrenaline of such a serious sport, along with the money up for grabs all make the life worth it.”
Shuchi believes that just like everything else in life, with poker anything can happen! But it is more often than not that the guy who mostly wins will win and who loses will probably lose.
Like in everything else, times in poker in India is also changing with many female poker players beginning to break through, since the past five years. The poker game online & live which has also traditionally been male-dominated is making way for some estrogen on the tables and Pokermet is super excited about that!
Women aren’t usually aggressive in nature so it was assumed that they wouldn’t be a good fit but another important game skill of controlling emotions; no one can pull that off better than a woman.
With Shuchi on board, we want to remove the false distinction that poker is only a “man’s game” and expect a lot of women to throw away their inhibitions, be more internet savvy and welcome the game as theirs as well.
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