Winner of two massive Prime Time Tournaments (Wanderers and Eden HR), Harsh114 is all smiles as we catch up with him after the tournament for a short chat. Harsh raked in a hefty sum of 4.3 lakhs from the two tournaments last week.
Team 9stacks : Congratulations on the big win! This makes you the winner of two Megas Prime Time tournaments in a week! How was the experience playing the Tournament this time?
Harsh114: The experience has always been good with 9stacks but yes shipping a tournament definitely makes the experience surreal.
Team 9stacks : Did you have a moment of doubt during the bubble period?
Harsh114: Not so much during the bubble time as I had a healthy stack through that but on the final table with so many regs I never imagined shipping it.
Team 9stacks : Was there a player that you watched out for during the game?
Harsh114: Ya plenty.. Jonsnow, effuno, chocha being a few running hot.
Team 9stacks: How do you deal with the on table aggression applied by many players during the game?
Harsh114: Don't take it seriously. It's all in the game.
Team 9stacks : How is the experience when you're playing with friends on the Final Table. A lot of our readers don't know how to handle their friendships on the poker table. Give us a few tips?
Harsh114: Keep your personal and poker life separate. Money changes people.
Team 9stacks : Let's go back a bit. Tell us a little about how you started playing poker.
Harsh114: Being from Kanpur, Sharad Rao was a role model. He was the one who introduced me to the game and helped a lot throughout.
Team 9stacks: At what moment did you finally say, Yes, I’m going to get really serious about the game? What made you say yes?
Harsh114: Seeing people leaving their jobs and fulfilling their dreams through it. Being independent and free is the best feeling one can have in life.
Team 9stacks : Tell us a little about your first big win as a serious poker player. How did you spend the winnings.
Harsh114: I guess this was it and I am yet to spend the winnings ;)
Team 9stacks : Which countries do you like playing poker in?
Harsh114: Haven't travelled much for poker. Singapore was a good experience.
Team 9stacks : India's beginning to really warm up to poker. Where do you see professional poker in India going in the next 5 years?
Harsh114: According to me in the next 5 years India will be the biggest market for Poker. With the entry of Pokerstars in india it is only going to go uphill I believe.
Team 9stacks : How did the HeadsUp go?
Harsh114: Heads up was gruelling. Too much pressure to not blow the stack up. But inside I had this belief that I can do it.And I did. :)
Team 9stacks: How did you find the tournament. The playability, structure of the tournament etc.
Harsh114: I don't think there is much needed to be done. How can I complain after winning the tourney?
Team 9stacks : Thank you so much for speaking with us. We wish you all the best for the upcoming games and hope you keep winning more on 9stacks .
Harsh114: Thank you for the opportunity and for being the medium to my first big win. Let's hope we both keep growing and getting better.