No, it is not Valentine’s Day. But, like poker, we celebrate love in myriad forms on all 365 days of the year. Love is an emotion that can leave you joyful, thrilled, excited, exhilarated and befuddled, where you don’t mind going ALL IN. And if you are a poker player, chances are, you already go through these emotions sitting on the poker table. What could be better than experiencing these with your soulmate? We’re officially turning the light on by giving you a marvellous ride to the most prominent love story Indian Poker world has ever witnessed.
Aditya Agarwal & Shuchi Chamaria
India’s POWER POKER COUPLE has gone through the ups and downs of their lives together and is now shaping the Indian poker scene through new dimensions with their gameplay. Remember the scene from Kal Ho Na Ho, a Bollywood flick that starred King Khan, who crosses paths with Preity Zinta several times without noticing her. This Poker Lovers too lived in the same neighbourhood and never noticed each other for 30 years. But once they did, cupid played its role. As they say, best things in life happen when you are busy making other plans, While Aditya showcased his magnificent game in online MTT with a track record that remains unmatched in Indian Online Poker World (with over $4 Million in online cash), he fell in love with Shuchi at first sight. While travelling to different poker destinations, Shuchi developed her interest in poker. It was definitely a bonus for Aditya. Having similar interests is one of the most important ingredients to make any relationship successful. With all the travelling and poker lessons that Aditya gave Shuchi, sparks flew instantly, and both tied the knot within one year, forming a duo that we now know as the Indian poker’s power couple. It must be a delight not only to get to play poker for a living but also to get to do it with your romantic partner. Termed as the ‘first couple’ in the poker scene in India, they adorn the essentials for the tag- love, money and strong decision-making skills.
The Spouse and The Coach
Aditya has more confidence in me than I have on myself
Shuchi Chamaria Agarwal
Even if you are married to the best coach at hand, training may not be a walk in the park. In an interview, Shuchi stated, “poker training spans round the clock, and begins with the morning tea till they are off to bed”. Shuchi, who never played a poker hand before marriage had diligently worked to carve out a unique name in the sport, and says she’s still never off the hook as Aditya even uses poker trivia in the middle of arguments. Having mentored top players in the country, Aditya keenly encouraged Shuchi to play the big leagues and go all in. She quoted, “Aditya has more confidence in me than I have on myself. I think that somewhere has also helped me escalate my gameplay in a very short period of time”.
Stats all the Way
To improve your game, you need to give your best and got to NOT make it one-dimensional
Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal
Aditya Agarwal, a name synonymous with the Indian poker world, is the 3rd on the all-time money list in India, with over $1 million in live earnings. Being one of the few players who exhibit success at both offline and online tournaments, Aditya’s nearly 15-year long career is adorned with a lengthy list of achievements. Apart from playing and winning around the globe, Aditya is curating what we can say the next generation of poker players in the country. He has become the poster boy for the Indian poker world with his visibility and success, and his association with notable poker brands has helped him reach out to the up and coming talent.
On the other hand, in a small yet striking career, Shuchi has made rapid strides in the Indian poker world. Having participated in the Las Vegas WSOP, she has become a regular at various tournaments around the globe. With an influential mentor and husband by her side, one of her most notable wins was INR 3.25 Lakh in Baadshah Live Series main event.
They Say What You Seek Is Seeking You. You will find love at the most unexpected place in the most unexpected way. May be your soulmate is ready to go all-in on some poker table. Start Something Epic. Let the Poker-Cupid Strike!