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Poker Chip Challenge

Poker is fun. Period. 

However, we at 9stacks are always looking to make things more fun. And more so… poker! Because, apart from fun, most of the motivations in life are temporary. Fun and enjoyment (used synonymously) are permanent motivations. So, this Diwali season, we thought to make playing with chips fun. And we got a great response. We saw how people believe that winning chips is as much fun as playing with them. 

Thus, went our #PokerChipChallenge.

We asked people 

  1. To flip maximum poker chips in a cup;
  2. Make a 15 second video of them doing so;
  3. Post the video on their social media handles;
  4. Tag two friends; and
  5. Tag 9stacks...

and they did it with so much enthusiasm. 

Well, the Top 3 people to flip maximum chips in a cup won tickets to The Joker, which takes place every Sunday at 7:30 p.m., and has a prize pool of Rs. 15 lakhs. What’s more? Everyone who participated won a free entry to the Diwali tournament happening on 29th October at 7:00 P.M. 

The response we got was overwhelming! Around 50 videos were uploaded throughout social media platforms by individuals, and more than 200 people took part across start-ups and colleges/universities through our offline events. It was great to see such a response, using poker props, and it has motivated us to bring out more such challenges, to make poker more fun than it already is. And we are aware, because of the response we get from our players, that poker is immense fun.

Try the #PokerChipChallenge right now, and see how much you enjoy flipping poker chips into cups. You don’t have poker chips? Well, don’t worry. In the #PokerChipChallenge, we saw people flipping coins, carrom board coins, badges, and so many other innovative objects resembling coins. 

We were so glad to see such great minds at work doing something so simple, and having a great time. Our poker players know how to make do with anything. No wonder they win even with deuce-seven off-suit. 

So, what are you waiting for? Even though the #PokerChipChallenge is over, the challenge to make poker an everyday event for hasn’t. So, take those poker chips, and start flipping! 

Ooh. We almost forgot. Our wonderful patrons who won tickets to The Joker are:

  1. Arjun Singh (with 7 poker chips)
  2. Sanjay Taneja (with 6 poker chips)
  3. Pardeep Jain (with 6 poker chips)


Sing with us #YeDiwaliPokerWali! We are ready to light up your lives this Diwali. Are you ready to light up yours? 

So, Poker Folks… see you at the tables!



Shikha Tripathi

A social media strategist and an avid poker enthusiast, she loves taking risks and so is naturally aggressive on the poker table.