Nikita Luther

Nikita Luther, also popularly known as the ‘Superwoman’ of Indian poker is a Delhi based professional poker player. She made a record by winning a gold bracelet at The World Series of Poker (WSOP) — also dubbed as the ‘Olympic Gold Medal’ of poker, with a victory in $1,000 NLH Tag Team Event in Las Vegas in June 2018. Furthermore, she ranks first in the Global Poker Index India’s women of 2020 & represents ‘Spartan Poker’ — India’s leading poker platform. With more than 10 years of experience in poker, Nikita Luther aptly fits in the ‘Pro’ category.  

Early life

Born into a military family, Nikita lived in various cities until sixth grade, when her family permanently shifted its base to Delhi, India. During her student years she held a strong academic record & finished her schooling at ‘Sanskriti School’, Delhi followed by a bachelor’s degree from Delhi University (DU). Her first stint with poker happened when, out of curiosity, she started playing poker on an American based poker platform called Zynga, until finally when she got a chance to play poker at a friend’s birthday in 2015 for real money. Moreover, Nikita stated “It was an 'aha' moment for me. I started playing the game and quickly realized that it was not a game of chance, but a game of skill. I enjoyed playing it’.” Poker’s complex and mathematical approach fascinated Nikita & she decided to pursue it professionally.

Poker Career

After realizing her penchant for poker & the novel horizons it opened for her, Nikita started playing poker full time — practicing & honing her skills every day to improve her game — until finally winning at The World Series of Poker (WSOP) in June 2018 at Las Vegas, Nevada. Nikita shattered the glass ceiling and showed the world that women can no more be under-represented & suppressed by institutionalized gender-based discrimination.


Known for dominating the game that takes a lifetime to master, ‘Spartan Poker’ is honored to have Nikita Luther on-board. Currently, she is mentoring & offering her precious insights at the ‘Super Bowl’ of poker championship in India — India Online Poker Championship. ‘Spartan Poker’ is delighted to welcome a player extraordinaire — Nikita Luther — to its extended family!

Links (Research Purpose)-:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/sport/other/2020/jun/18/going-all-in-28-year-old-nikita-luther-a-math-nerd-but-also-indias-finest-female-poker-player-2158077.html

https://www.globalpokerindex.com/poker-players/nikita-luther-635011/

https://www.cnbctv18.com/buzz/poker-is-a-mental-sport-and-women-have-no-disadvantage-poker-champ-nikita-luther-4944491.htm


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