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Werewolf Speaks- Why We Play Poker

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Hello there!

Here I am, with my debut poker blog on 9stacks!

A small disclaimer first - I don't consider myself an expert or a Guru of poker, I am learning it along with a lot of you.

In this blog, I am sharing what I have learnt rather what I feel about poker at this point in time.

What a wonderful time it is for poker in India with so many poker sites springing up offering so much value to not only the pros, but also to the recreational regs! Whether you enjoy the Multi Table tournaments (MTTS) or the cash grind there is enough action and multiple options for you. Not just that, there are enough poker rooms both B&M and online with various tables to offer you the stakes that you prefer. Micro to nosebleed whatever works for you.

Add to that, the variants that online sites offer you and you have a complete fun package available at the comfort of your home. Texas Holdem, Omaha, Open Face Chinese are some various forms that you can easily find online.

A few years back (in 2013 if you must know )I chanced upon this fabulous game on Zynga poker online and immediately fell in love.

It was competitive, it appealed to my mathematical abilities, gave me a high I didnt think i’d have, it was amazing!

I got so fiercely hooked onto it that during festive times around Diwali that I became a pain for my friends, thanks to me insisting on playing poker whereas everyone around was happy and comfortable with the regular teen patti game. :p

Well, the times have changed and Poker is replacing the normal Teen Patti games in most friendly house games, and not just during Diwali but the whole year around!

You can imagine how happy that makes me-I am not a social outcast anymore.

That got me thinking as to why do people play poker.

Now, if you ask a POKER PRO, they will tell you it’s to make the most money out of every hand you play, but that's not true for mere mortals like us. Yes we do want to win, but poker appeals to a lot more in people than the need to make a fortune.

People play poker because it is a game of skill, It gives their ego a boost, it is fun to play, they think they can beat it, it makes them feel cool, it gives them a high- the reasons can be numerous. Give me your reasons in comments below.

Once we have established the reasons that appeal to the poker player in us comes the hard task of learning the game and I say hard because most of us have a job, some hobbies, maybe families to look after and other social obligations.

Now one thing is certain, not all of us are thinking of beating the Giants in World Series of Poker (WSOP) so we don't need to take the pressure of mastering the game, it can remain fun for us. But those who do have bigger poker dreams have an uphill task. You see like most other sports poker also needs learning, practice and a disciplined approach. If you want to pursue poker seriously then you will also need to draw out short term and long term plans towards the success of the same.

In the next editions we will talk about various topics like the fun poker terms, the learning curve for beginners, poker etiquette, what all the poker sites in India are offering to the players in terms of gaming experience and promotions etc. and how to make the most of it. If there is any topic that you would like to read about feel free to comment below and I will try to incorporate it too.

Cheers and keep grinding.

-Werewolf

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