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Martin Gangte is one of the most feared Online Player from India. He is well known for being one of the top players in the Indian Poker Tournaments in Goa. He is the 1st Indian to make a final table in a WPT Circuit. And he is a Fundoo team member!
*Kindly replace the word ‘is’ with ‘dreams of becoming’
Allright, Coming back to Reality I first started playing poker with friends (who had apparently learnt the game from Facebook zynga Poker), It seemed simple enough, 2 cards 5 cards in the middle, Best cards wins the chips. As we began playing more, The movie nights slowly changed to Poker nights, The Dinner plans became a supplement to Poker Plans, The Matchsticks evolved into Real Poker chips.
The love of the game grew as more games were played. Friday night poker became something which drowned all the boring/dull/hard work of the week, It helped us master the art of sitting on a chair for hours without getting tired (something which I tried to master for ages since school days and failed miserably).
As I began to play more and more, I began to realize how much I did not know about the game. I find it highly amusing when I remember the statement I made around 4 years ago when my friend suggested to read some poker books to win poker games ‘ I don’t think I have anything more to learn in this game’, Quite a Bold statement! It is more funny now remembering how long it took me to figure out my trip Queens was beaten by pocket 22s with a 2 on board, and how much I preferred KJ over A2 on a flip.
I started reading more and more articles on the game and Movies/Videos/games were deleted from my laptop to give room to the new Poker Videos downloaded from youtube. One of my friend’s wife once asked me ‘Are’nt you getting too much into Poker?’, I snapped back ‘To you it’s poker, to me this is my Life!’, (This line was so great, Phil Hellmuth even copied this line fromme in WSOP 2008, youtube ‘hellmuth vs dragomir’).
As live games were not always available whenever you wanted to play poker, I began playing online regularly, My 1st account was on Fulltilt, however when it was shut down I shifted to Pokerstars, I do not have major achievements yet in Online Poker which I can proudly say But I know it’s just a matter of time.
As I play on 6 Tables on my screen today, I really wonder whether I will make it big in the Poker world, maybe …Maybe Not, But I know for sure Poker has taught me Patience and Discipline to a level which I never could have learnt in school or college, It taught me how to manage money in a way no Finance analyst could have taught me better and most importantly, It taught me how to accept defeat gracefully.
Name: Martin Gangte
Age: Who cares?? Like Big Papa said ‘You get older only when you stop playing poker’.
Home town: Manipur, India
Fav game: Hold’em, Omaha & 7-2 Lowball.
Fav Player: Dwan & Negreanu.
And he likes grapes!
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List of blog posts by Martin
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