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079 Raghav Bansal on The Emergence of the Indian Poker Market

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In This Week's Episode: Raghav Bansal made history in 2015 by becoming the first Indian to final table an event at the WSOP. Then, in March 2017, at the PokerStars Championship, he placed 2nd at the high roller for about $337k - the biggest cash prize by an Indian in the past 10 years. He has been at the top of the GPI Rankings for players based in India for the past 2 years, with multiple good scores around the world, mostly in Macau High Rollers. A well-respected member of the Indian Poker community, Raghav has truly shown Indian poker players that they can play the best players in the world and win. Raghav is the captain for the Pune Sharks in the Poker Sports League, a league which aims to “sportify” Poker in India. Raghav’s unbridled success has paved the way for other Indians to do well in tournaments around the world.  In this episode, Raghav talks about the booming Indian poker market and his experience as a professional. He explains the difference between mindset and technical skill in poker, as well as the importance of self-reflection for personal growth. Both online and in person, Raghav Bansal continues to succeed as a result of his powerful mindset. In This Episode You'll Learn:  02:52 - India’s poker boom and what stimulated it 03:45 - How Raghav was introduced to poker 04:39 - Raghav on building his poker career throughout the years 07:54 - The biggest moment in Raghav’s poker career so far 09:30 - How it feels playing at bigger poker tournaments 10:25 - The popularization of poker sports league in India 13:54 - The acceptance of family for an Indian poker player 17:47 - Astronomical poker winnings in India and its effects 22:05 - Mindset and its advantages in poker 23:58 - Facing the truth and self-reflection for self-improvement 25:57 - Raghav’s advice for poker beginners in India Keep Up with Raghav: Facebook Twitter  Indian Poker Players Association (IPPA) Facebook Group Adrienne "Talonchick" Rowsome: Watch and Subscribe to Adrienne’s Twitch Channel Instagram Twitter Facebook ***If you've enjoyed this episode of The Mindset Advantage podcast, please subscribe and leave us a review over on iTunes to help spread the word about the show. Thanks!***
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