Poker Popularity: Meet India’s Top Poker Players

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  • 10 March,2019

Poker is the biggest game of skills played for fun and also to make some cash. the game is still in infancy in India, but slowly rising up the popularity ladder. The taboo surrounding the game in India has not deterred enthusiasts from playing poker and become successful at it. It is said that success is measured only by the money. So going by that adage, online poker news India has put together a list of Indian poker pros.  These poker pros have won the most amounts of cash in tournaments across the world. It is quite an inspiring list and it will make you want to abandon everything you are doing and jump into the game of online poker.

  1. Nipun Java

As per the Player of the Year(POY) rankings, Nipun Java is the best Indian poker player. He has great winning records and is a popular face in Indian poker. He is the first Indian with Aditya Sushant to clinch the elusive WSOP Bracelet. The duo shipped the Tag Team event in 2017, marking a place in the WSOP   history. Java is the highest earning Indian player and can be seen playing at many global tournaments like WPT, WSOP and Aussie Millions.

  1. Aditya Sushant

He is one of the most prominent faces in the poker world. He was a part of the tag team that won Indi’s first WSOP Bracelet. Sushant is regular at the felt and slowly rising up All-Time Rankings. The poker pro won $35,159 for finishing 5th in the Macau Millions Main Event 2018.

  1. Kunal Patni

He is one of the biggest Indian cashers from Mumbai. Kunal Patni is a well-known face among the poker fans from India.  His biggest cash includes €96,140(INR 7,616,097) where he finished 2nd place at No Limit Hold’em WPT DeepStacks Berlin. He has marked himself as one of the best online players by winning many events. He finished 2nd at Asia Pacific Poker Tour Manila and received ₱ 960,000(INR 1,287,829).

  1. Aditya Agarwal

Aditya Agarwal has not only won a lot of cash in online tournaments, but has also made headlines by cashing out of several major WSOP events.  He is one of India’s highest ranked cash players. His biggest win came at Red Dragon Main Event at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour where he finished runner-up bagging $242,211.

  1. Taha Maruf

Another young pro is taking the domestic circuit by storm is Taha Maruf. He first rose to fame when he finished third at the No Limit Hold’em WPT Main Event in Atlanta City. He claimed $300,031 as rewards cash. It makes for almost half of his live poker earnings. Since his victory, he has played poker sparingly last appearing in PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event. At the event, he cashed out at 142nd place.

  1. Raghav Bansal

He is a notable player in the Indian poker circuit where you can always find him sporting his signature hoodies and shades. His most memorable achievement came when he lifted the 26th edition of the 2017 Macau Poker Cup, pocketing $6,202 pay-day.

The journey to become a successful poker player is well within the reach of everyone. Get a glimpse of highest net worth poker players in the world.