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Gopal Datt In Da House!

Hey guys!

Get ready for the collaboration of the season! We've collaborated with none other than every one's favorite funny man, Gopal Datt!

'Gopalji' as he is lovingly known in the fraternity, Mr Datt is a highly celebrated actor and screenwriteer and is known for his work in films like Tere Naam, Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai and Filmistan, He however, shot to fame with Cyrus Broacha’s The Week That Wasn’t, TVF web series, Pitchers and multiple AIB sketches. Most recently, the actor was appreciated for his work in the highly praised Netflix series, Delhi Crime.

Quite a poker enthusiast himself, Gopalji is known for dabbling in the game whenever he gets a chance.

He will be flying to the world poker capital, Las Vegas with the #9stacksTeamIndia contingent this year to cover the event for 9stacks, engage with players prior to the Vegas trip and will follow their journey in July. Meanwhile, he will be taking over the 9stacks Instagram and Facebook handles and reporting on everything LFGVegas in his inimitable style. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to always know when Gopalji is going live!

“Poker has always fascinated me as an actor. Both acting and playing poker involve an intense obsession with understanding human behaviour and predicting the next move. It is an extremely challenging sport that I will be witnessing LIVE in Vegas with #9stacksTeamIndia. This year is going to be special as WSOP celebrates its 50th Anniversary and I am looking forward to meeting all the upcoming poker talent from India” exclaims an excited Gopalji

Last year, 25 players formed #9stacksTeamIndia 2018 which included an interesting mix of professional poker players like Nishant Sharma, Vivek Rughani, Mayank Jaggi, Sanjay Taneja, Aditya Pratap Singh amongst others, and regular poker players from working backgrounds like Vishal Tulsyan, Amresh Kumar, and Dinesh Singh.

Nishant Sharma and Vivek Rughani led India to historic heights by becoming the first two Indian poker players ever to enter the top 100 ranks in the Main Event. Both had won the entry ticket to the tournament on 9stacks. In 2019, we're looking forward to doubling the feat and sending at least 50 players to Vegas.

With LFGVegas2.00, the Vegas in Rs 2 and the recently culminated Vegas in Rs 9 tournament challenges, we've been trying to really break the mould and expand to beyond tier 1 in India.

“Gopal Datt and his trademark brand of humor is very relatable, refreshing and honest. He truly connects with the players and with his viewers and we believe that having him on board with us in Vegas to cover the WSOP2019 will help us bring India closer to poker.” comments Mr Sudhir Kamath, CEO, 9stacks on the collaboration.

We're doing a special up close and personal interview with Gopalji very soon.

Stay tuned for all the fun updates on our social media channels


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Prashaste Sinha

Prashaste lives to eat and write. She's our very own homegrown poker sceptic who's gone on to enjoy her stint with poker and loves writing and interviewing people who are passionate about poker and life.