Online poker is one of the most popular games of skills played for fun as well as to make good money. Though it is still in its infancy, this game is fast catching nerves with Indian masses. Indian players are already gaining the limelight in global poker news. Here is the list of 5 best poker players whose POY (Player of the Year) score makes them star players for the year.
1. Nipun Java
Nipun Java is the best poker player in India. He has great winning records and is a very popular face on Indian poker websites. Java's recent big win in 2018 at $1000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em WSOP tournament where he teamed up with Aditya Sushant and won India's first WSOP gold bracelet. In 2017-18, Nipun participated and cashed in several national and international tournaments including the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open NLH DeepStack Event #1 where he bagged the 1st place and took home $230,848.
2. Aditya “Intervention” Agarwal
Apart from his online MTT (Multi-table Tournament) figures, he made headlines in 2019 in March by cashing out at the Asia Pacific Tour, Macau, where he bagged the second place and took home HK$1,900,000. Other than live poker tournaments, he also likes to play poker online in cash games and tourneys. His live best earning amounts to $242,211.
3. Raghav Bansal
Raghav Bansal is yet another famous figure in the world of online poker. He won major tournaments in different parts of the world including his biggest victory in the No-Limit Hold'sm Championship, Macau, where he bagged the second position for $335,910. He also won the No-Limit Holdem main event and took home a stupendous amount of Rs. 3,060,000 at Deltin Poker Tournament held at the famous Deltin Royale in 2016.
4. Kunal Patni
Kunal Patani is one of the best poker players from Mumbai. This poker pro is a well-known face among poker enthusiasts from India and his biggest cash victory includes €96,140, that he earned by bagging the 2nd place at No-Limit Hold’em WPT DeepStacks Berlin this year. He marked himself as one of the best poker players online by winning several events. His total live best cash earning is $115,819. In August 2019, he bagged the second place at Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila and received ? 960,000.
5. Paawan Bansal
This Meerut based poker player shot into fame last year where he bagged the second place at NLH Knockout Event #9 at Macau Poker Cup 27 and earned a whopping HK$71,624. In the same series, he also participated in NLH Event #5 and bagged the first place to grab the big prize money amounting to HK$75,000. In July 2018, he also participated in 49th WSOP NLH -The Closer Event #75 and bagged the second place winning a total of $378,765.
If you want to be one of the best poker players the world has ever seen, start honing up those poker skills of yours, practice, and build a huge bankroll for yourself. See you at the tables!