From Starting His Poker Career Out of The Blue to Playing Masterfully on High Stakes Tables, Akhil DS Discusses The Psychological Warfare that People Call Poker!
Talking Poker With Akhil DS
Q. What does Poker mean to you?
Poker to me is psychological warfare where you either play your cards damn right or you play the man. It’s so much of a pressure test sometimes; but in the end, it’s all about having fun while you’re secretly at war 😉
Q. Do you like playing poker online or offline and why?
I love playing Poker online since the gameplay is much faster, but I still enjoy my fair share of live cash games at casinos when I’m travelling.
Q. Tell us about your Poker journey. How did you start playing Poker?
I started playing online Poker back in 2013; it was so out of the blue. I had no idea what Poker was about then. Slowly and gradually I picked up the game of skill. I won a lot many freeroll tournaments at various platforms initially and started off with mid to high stakes cash games thereafter. It’s always been a learning process up until now and I hope to level up my ‘A- game’ further in the days to come.
Q. What is your favourite Poker moment?
All the cash-ins, maybe? 🤔
Q. What is your long term plan with Poker?
As they say, it takes minutes to learn Poker but a lifetime to master. My long-term plan is to improve with every game I play and find my way to the tables of WSOP someday!
Q. What are your thoughts on the 2019 WSOP Tournament?
I believe the WSOP reached a tremendous milestone this year on their 50th anniversary, where we saw record entries and over 80 million in cash for splits. Also, Team India revved up the josh and put up a great show this year.
Q. Any advice for youngsters starting their Poker journey?
The only advice I can think of from my own experience: do not to lose your cool! Don’t play when in a bad mood. Don’t run into tilt. Also, keep learning! May the flop be with you…
Q. How do you see the future of Online Poker Industry?
The online poker industry in India saw a dozen platforms pop up in the recent past with great loyalty and rewards programme for their players. It’s sort of a competition in itself where they come up with the most innovative ways to keep their grinders happy. The future is growing and it’s definitely going to be full of surprises for the players and also hope the future brightens further for the poker scenes in India.
Q. How is it like to play on Pocket52? What is your perspective towards the cryptographically secure RNG+ provided by Pocket52?
It has been amazing playing at Pocket52. In my opinion, so far Pocket52 has the best poker software for various devices. Also, the rewards programme and bonuses are well worth a mention. The RNG at Pocket52 is a well-developed one, I must say. And, thank you for putting up the certificates online for our information.
Q. How has been your experience with the Pocket Vault?
Pocket Vault is by far the most exhaustive loyalty rewards programme I have come across with great vouchers and packages. I think a player at any stake can have a decent stab at those rewards with the coins they generate.