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Updated: June 18, 2024

Meet The Snowballer of Poker “Pratibha Arya”

Please share your journey with poker.
Too early to speak about it, it’s still a long way to go.

What is your long-term planning with poker?
I’m going to continue playing poker games as a player and keep moving up the stakes as my bankroll grows. I might venture into the other aspects of poker when the possibility presents itself.

What are your thoughts about the WSOP 2019 sprint?
I don’t look at WSOP as anything special, I have only played cash games/ring games at whichever event I go to.

Please make one piece of advice for the youngsters.
Please do not get enticed by the allure and glamour of the industry. It is an extremely tough profession to be a winning player and requires a lot of hard work and dedication.

What has been your favorite poker moment?
Can’t choose a single one, but it was at one of the high-stakes Hold’em HU tables when I won the biggest pot of my life (close to 18L).

How did you get starting playing poker?
Got to know about it through friends, read a few books, and dived into it.

At what point did you become a winning player and what process aided the development?
After the first couple of months in which I had a tough grind, I started winning regularly. That’s because I came across four really hard-working people and we started a stable where we started learning and practicing every day like madmen. All four of us have come very far given that we started at the smallest stakes and now are a common sight at the high stakes cash tables.

What kind of effect do you think the online gaming boom has had on the integrity of the game?
It has become more transparent for one. Players are becoming more aware of the intricacies and complexities of the game now as everything is laid out comprehensively and it’s not just instinctual. There are also so many great promotions that have increased the influx of new players. And the players also are able to realize their EV better, as a greater number of tables(hands) can be played at any given point as compared to live games.

If you weren’t a pro poker player, what would you be doing?
A software developer was my first job anyway.

What is it like to play on Pocket52? What has been your experience with Pocket Vault/Redeem?
Since I have just started, I am starting to get the feel of it. The software is quite user-friendly as I have noticed. It’s always a smooth grind on Pocket52 Online Poker Platform.

How Do You Compare Vault to Other Poker Online Loyalty Reward Programs available?
I think it’s a little too early to compare different promotions since I have just started grinding on the site. But from what I can gather it looks pretty good as the Rake-Back goes up to 100 to 110%.

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