24 years old IIT-Kanpur alumnus Amit ‘newcomer’Jangir joins the elite ranks of the Satty Player of The Month this week.
Amit holds the title of being the only player to come ITM in 5 back to back Prime Time tournaments and the Sunday Stacks Tournaments.
Unlike his name however, @newcomer is no fish. He has been playing poker LIVE and online over the past 4 years, brilliantly managing both poker and college and then office, with aplomb.
Speaking to us from Rajasthan where he’s cooling his heels after quitting his job to play poker regularly for sometime, Amit tells us about his journey as a poker player.
Team 9stacks : Congratulations on doing so well, Amit! Spill the details, tell us all about how you’re feeling after punching in this achievement!
Newcomer : It’s an awesome feeling, thankyou! Though I play some of the major tournaments on other sites, I’ve never been able to win them back to back. The best part is that i actually freerolled my way into these tournaments by winning the entry tickets via the satty tournaments on your site. That’s what makes it even more special!
Team 9stacks : Thats fantastic and it’s surely well deserved! Tell us a little about the tournaments, what your strategy has been to help you achieve the winning streak.
Newcomer : I’ve just tried to play my natural game throughout, every time. I, of course, was focussed on winning the satty tournament every day. That would help me warm up for the big tournament. Then, in the tournament, i tried to steer clear of taking impulsive decisions. I like winning, so I knew I had to reach the final table at all costs. :)
Team 9stacks : So, you’ve been playing poker for 4 years now. How did you start?
Newcomer : I was introduced to poker in college by my friends and I’ve never looked back. I used to play a lot during the college fests and later we’d get together in different rooms to play every day. I moved on to playing online later and would be usually found sitting on adda52 and pokerbaazi
Team 9stacks : And how did you come to know of 9stacks ?
Newcomer : My friend plays on your site and he was the one who brought me here.
Team 9stacks : How do you find playing here?
Newcomer : I quite enjoy playing here, it’s a softer field for me I feel. There’s less variance here and the best part is that I feel like I am growing as a poker player better here. I am exposed to different styles of playing and it’s quite a fun learning experience. I am a tournament player and I really like the tournaments you guys have on the site. Eden HR and Sunday Stack tournaments are my favorites. Infact today I am gearing up to play Eden HR again. :)
Team 9stacks : Is there or are there players that you enjoy playing against?
I generally like the playing crowd here. And oh! I absolutely love playing against Jon $now. I really like his aggro style and I try to incorporate his style sometimes into my game. Other than him , I enjoy playing against hakunamatata, effuno, chocho and noobpro. It is quite fun when they’re around on the table. :)
Team 9stacks : We’ll be sure to let them know. :) One last question, how is your family reacting to you playing poker and how do you put your winnings to use generally?
My family knows I play poker and they’re pretty cool with it. They however don’t know I am winning so much here.
While i usually reinvest the amount to play more, I do sometimes use my winnings to celebrate with friends or buy things I like, mostly gadgets.
Team 9stacks : Thank you so much Amit for speaking to us, It’s been a pleasure speaking with you and we wish you all the best for the upcoming Eden HR tournament amongst the others you so enjoy playing.