Most of us prefer to follow the conventional path of success, a handful dare to take the unusual one. Raghav Bansal started playing Poker in a casual manner with his friends at university. In 2014 he sidelined other things at hand and took up poker as a profession. He focused entirely on the game and this Delhi boy has come a long way in the past three years.
Macau, ‘Asia’s gambling capital’ witnessed the debut season of PokerStars Championship in the branded poker room of PokerStars LIVE at City of Dreams Casino. 180 players chased the dream and after an astounding climax New Zealand based player Sosia Jiang and the man from Delhi, Raghav Bansal occupied the first two spots.
Bansal was one in the top stacks on Day 2 . Though Bansal was initially leading the league, Sosia Jiang changed the equation on the final day. Jiang was an unfamiliar face to the mass before the event began, with just a handful of recorded live clashes and a total of $25,000. She is not a regular player and took some time off just to indulge more in the game, after Aussie Millions she headed for Macau and that turned out to be one of the best decisions of her life.
As per the records, Bansal has $400,000 live earnings and is quite a familiar face in the gaming circuit. In WSOP 2016, he finished in 11th place for $32,396 in Event 21-$3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’Em. He was also the runner-up in Macau Poker Cup for $137,587 in February 2017. Raghav is the mentor for Bengaluru Jokers in Poker Sports League, he is an avid traveller who has been to a wide number of places around the globe. His sole aim is to visit all poker destinations and places around them. PokerIndian Group wishes him all the best for WSOP 2017.