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9stacks launches the Aussie100 contest for all Aussie Millions hopefuls

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Hey folks,

Playing poker during the Aussie Millions- one of the biggest poker tournaments in the world has always been a dream for most poker players in India. Like the World Series of Poker that happens in Europe and North America, Aussie Millions, is the southern hemisphere’s biggest and the richest poker tournament series. Some of the biggest names in the field participate and showcase their skills on the tables in Melbourne every year, during this tournament series.

Did you think it was impossible for a player like you to play there?

9stacks is going to change that for you.

*drumrolls *

9stacks presents the Aussie100 challenge where 100 qualifiers (Yes! It could be you too!) get to fly to Melbourne Australia with us during the Aussie Millions this January 2019! Stand a chance to play poker and rub shoulders with some of the biggest names on the tables

All you have to do is participate in this milestones based cash grind spread across 3 months, from 13th October to 16th December, 2018, earn 50K points to win the Australia package worth 2 Lakhs!

But hey, all you tournament players have a chance to participate in the various tournaments we are going to host during this contest. The tournaments for the Aussie100 will act as boosters for your cash grind. This means that winning a special Aussie100 tournament can also get you to Australia!

In July we became the first Indian online poker company to take 25 Indian poker players- the largest contingent of players ever to be taken by an Indian poker company to play poker during the World Series of Poker. The 9stacks Team India, which consisted of 25 qualifiers of the merit based #LFGVegas contest gave a stellar performance at the WSOP, with two of the members, Nishant Sharma and Vivek Rughani made history by leading India into the top 100 ranks in the Main Event at the WSOP 2018. The team consisted of mostly amateur regular players for whom this was their maiden foray at the WSOP.

We have always believed that poker is for every one who dreams big and has the zeal to excel at the game. As facilitators of those dreams, we are on our toes everyday, trying to come up with the most do-able, yet the most exciting and innovative online poker contests and tournament formats so that YOU know that your poker dreams are going to come true!

Participate in the Aussie100 contest, qualify for 9stacks Team India and fly to Melbourne Australia with us!

Read more about the contest here

See you at the tables,

Team 9stackst

Nishant Sharma poised to take over the WSOP Main Event, #Bina Dare!

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While most 20 somethings are figuring out what to do with their lives, 26 years old #9stacksTeamIndia member,  Nishant Sharma is on his way to create history at the World Series of Poker 2018 in Las Vegas.

After smashing the #LFGVegas contest on 9stacks & winning the trip to Vegas as well as the $10k WSOP Main Event ticket, Nishant, AKA ‘DojingBULLETS’ has been giving a very tough time to all the WSOP veterans. All this on his very first foray at the WSOP Vegas! Whew!

Leading the Indian contingent into a historic moment at the World Championship, Nishant has just concluded Day 5 of the $10,000 Buy in Main Event (8.8MN GTD) with a very good looking stack of 5,800,000 and ranks at number 15 currently. The chip leader has a stack of about 12 MN, currently. Friend, colleague and fellow #9stacksTeamIndia member, Vivek Rughani is also going strong with a stack of 1,545,000 at rank 93.

Day 5 was brutal as it started out with 309 challengers and ended with only 109 survivors for Day 6. It has been a 40 hour plus grind and only the fittest have survived so far. 

Nishant started playing poker during college with his gamer friends and within a span of almost two years quit his job in event management to focus on poker professionally!
 

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Armed with his bright blue headphones and the famous mask, Nishant has been conquering major Multi Table Tournaments in India , as well as international tournaments in his characteristic, #BinaDare style. 

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 He has been playing a very focussed, consistent  game throughout the Main Event  and has remained completely unfazed and patient in high pressure situations. He has always preferred the MTT structure and  all that grinding for long hours over the years has led up to this moment. 

This is the first time any Indian poker player has gotten so deep in the Main Event.  Team 9stacks wishes the Nishant  and Vivek  the very best for day 6. Join us to cheer then on and watch LIVE updates tomorrow on our Instagram stories here :  

Good luck, Nishant, #LetsBringItHome  

No pressure, but yes pressure! :-p

 

 

Vivek Rughani ‘beasts’ it up at the WSOP Main Event 2018!

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Known for his beastly form on the poker tables, Vivek ‘Ik’ Rughani, AKA ‘Ibeasteverything’ on 9stacks has made a stunning entry into the top 309 grinders who have survived the brutal Day 4 of the  WSOP Main Event. 

9 Indian challengers took on the Main Event this time and Rughani is among the 3 who not only survived, but have also set the tables on fire  with their game. Rughani ends Day 4 with a flourish, bagging a good looking stack of 107,600 and coming In-The -Money ($37000 onwards) 

This is a historic moment for #9stacksTeamIndia as this is the first time anyone from the Indian contingent has made it so deep into the Main Event! Rughani outlasted  poker legends like Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth, along with other Indian poker greats like Jaideep Sajwan, Aditya Agarwal, Rohan Bhasin, Yudhishter Singh Jaswal , Sriharsha Doddapeneni and Apoorva Goel! 

Vivek Rughani participated in the 9stacks #LFGVegas  contest where all those who cracked Level 42 , the Platinum Stack, won a trip to Vegas and bankroll worth $999 to play poker during the WSOP.  Playing  and winning at the World Series of Poker had been a cherished dream for Rughani and we, along with him, wait with bated breath to watch him make it come true!

Rughani,a  professional poker player along with his friend and contemporary, Nishant Sharma started his WSOP journey earlier than the rest of the #lFGVegas pack, by playing the Monsterstack Venetian in June. After stunning the tables there, he moved on to dominate the tables at the Main Event and has been holding his own very well ever since!

Team 9stacks and every one back home wishes the ace the very best and we hope Vivek brings back home that beautiful bracelet!

Watch the LIVE UPDATES on our Instagram page and stories every day and cheer the G.O.A.T on ! Click here to follow us now!

#9stacksTeam India on a roll at the World Series of Poker, Las Vegas!

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Join us to cheer #9stacksTeamIndia at the World Series of Poker 2018 as they set the tables ablaze with their talent! 

9stacks had launched a 4 month long #LFGVegas challenge  with the aim of taking  a team of talented and passionate poker players across the country to Las Vegas during the WSOP season this summer.

The participants had to reach level 42 to win a free trip to Las Vegas, and level 75 for a WSOP Main Event ticket worth $10,000! 

We got an overwhelming participation from the Indian poker community with more than 40 players winning the Vegas package and 12 of them, winning the WSOP Main Event tickets. 

Over the last two weeks, 23 players flew to Las Vegas and have been on a roll every since! What is extremely exciting to note is that most of these players are playing the WSOP for the very first time AND have left an indelible mark at the tables with their game!

WSOP first timer and #LFGVegas qualifier Mayank Jaggi warmed up by grabbing the 6th spot at the Wynn Summer Classic 1 Million GTD NLHE tournament on the 28th of June 2018, winning a cool 56K in USD i.e about Rs 38 Lakh INR! Mayank plays the Main Event this week and we’re cheering him on to bring home THE bracelet! 

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Pros Nishant Sharma and Vivek Rughani, both terrific strategists on the tables, started their WSOP journey early, by playing the Monster Stack tournaments. From the updates we’ve been getting, both have made everyone in the arena sit up and take notice of their game! 

Both played the WSOP Main Event Day 1C and made it to day 2 with some very good looking stacks! Good Luck, boys!

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All of us lesser mortals back home can only wait for more updates on the fun they’re having at the tables. Watch the LIVE updates on our Instagram channel, @9stacksgaming and never miss out an important moment from these guys!

Arsh Grover aka @BigggTymeR and Vishal Tulsyan aka @Spartacus also battled valiantly  against thousands of Main Event participants but could not make it to Day 2. Well played and GG, Guys! Let’s crush the other tournaments!

First timers Aditya Pratap Singh and Rishab Jain are having a blast the casinos, playing smaller tournaments and winning big. 
 

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Rishab Jain made it to  Day 2 of the Main Event with a happy looking 97900 but busted out last night.

Aditya Pratap Singh (@muck_u) cashed $1000 in the  Goliath 500K GTD tournament &the Nuggets 500K GTD each on his maiden venture at the WSOP 2018. Aditya is now on day 2 and here's wishing him the best for an awesome run at the tables!

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9stacks co founder Pratik Kumar has also been killing it at the tables. This is his first time at the WSOP as well and  @Lazybones has lost no time in making the most of it by indulging himself in doing what he loves doing best- play poker all day! He has already landed in-the-money at one of the tournaments at the Aria casinos, with a great looking stack of 4,30,000!

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Sanjay Taneja (@Werewolf ) and Dinesh Singh (@FI$H) also join him in Vegas for all the fun as they hit the cash tables and participate in the innumerable tournaments that make up the WSOP. The trio makes for a deadly THREE OF A KIND, indeed. :P

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Keep watching this space for all the madness, the fun and 9stacks Team India 2018 is having in Vegas only on 9stacks!

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram on our handle: @9stacksgaming

Cheers,

Team 9stacks
 

No room for profanity on 9stacks

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9stacks blocks users for using abusive language while chatting with others on the table.

Table talk is something every  poker player is familiar with. Poker is a social game and is made to be fun, and that includes talking to each other at the table. (We have a great chat feature that you can use to banter with your friends and foes alike, and we hope you use it a lot!)

Playing mind games and unnerving the other player is a skill that very few people master. If used effectively, it can really work in your favour. However, there are rules that you need to follow. People come to the poker table  to have fun, and we at 9stacks want to keep it that way.

9stacks has always been a place where players of all skill levels and backgrounds come together to bond and play their favorite game, in an environment that is safe and friendly.  There is no place for players who use cheap tactics and abusive language towards other players to score a point.

Recently, we came across a smart aleck, let’s call him Mr. Filthy Mouth,who thought using sleazy and abusive language would work to unnerve a feisty young lady who was having a good run at the table. Instead of backing down, she dropped us a mail at care@9stacks.com letting us know the table and time. Our fraud detection cell swung into action, identified the table and whipped out the entire chat history. (All chat messages are securely archived on our system - so if there’s something you would be embarrassed to say in public, please don’t say it on our chat either!) We immediately sent him a notice, suspended his chat privileges for a week, and warned him that if he repeats this again his account will be blocked permanently. And we do mean it.

As a company, we’ve taken a call that we’re happy to let some customers go (be it pros, regs, high rollers or newbies) if they interfere with our mission of providing good clean fun.

We want to be a platform that values and strives to ensure that EACH and EVERY player, irrespective of their gender, religion, or sexual orientation, feels welcome and safe while they play on our platform.

9stacks is a PROFANITY-FREE platform and we intend to keep it that way.

If you are undergoing a similar issue , please report the incident to us by writing to care@9stacks.com.

See you at the table!

Team 9stacks