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Viswanathan Anand gears up for an inning in Poker

Viswanathan Anand gears up for an inning in Poker

Poker Sports League (PSL), a premium poker league in India, which commenced operations last year, has recently launched its season 2 on a much bigger platform with multiple new additions.

The latest to add to the list is their announcingViswanathan Anand, the chess maestro, as their Brand Ambassador. The announcement came in at a time when there are an array of poker leagues ( both online & offline) trying to establish their foothold in the country. Vishwanathan Anand, Brand Ambassador for Poker Sports League while announcing his association with the league said, ” In the last couple of years, we have been observing a paradigm shift in people’s mindset for Poker as a sport. The zeal displayed by poker lovers has given rise to a lot of platforms which are not only encouraging the sport in India but also opening doors for youngsters who are keen to explore a career in the game. Like many other international universities, we also have Poker being taught as a course now in IIM (Kozhikode) to establish that it’s a game that’s played with skill”

Amit Burman, Co-Founder Poker Sports League said, ” Chess and poker are frequently compared as both games are based on strategic thinking and decision making. A chess game is broken up into an opening phase, the middle game and the endgame, often with blurred lines between each phase. Depending on your overall strength as a player, each part has varying levels of importance as to what is best to improve next. Similarly the whole theory behind poker brings to light facts like, how to figure what the best plays would be in different sorts of situations. A lot of it involves reading the other players at the table. Bluffing is the other key aspect of the skill edge in poker.” (NSS)