Adda52 Team Pro Amit Jain is one of the most popular players on live tournament scene in India. The ace player travels to various parts of the world to enjoy his passion – poker. Playing poker for over 8 years now, he has over $206,581 in live earnings. He has notched several big wins and cashes. He fetched his career’s best score of $38,840 by winning DPT 75K High Roller in September 2017.
Amit made several deep runs at the WSOP 2016. He grabbed big headlines for finishing 14th for $ 27,714 in $ 1,111 No Limit Hold’em Little One for One Drop at 47th WSOP 2016, Las Vegas. WSOP 2017 was also good for him as he collected 3 cashes. His biggest cash in 2017 came from Event #47 $1,500 NLHE-Monster Stack where he finished 44th to pocket an impressive $24,717 for his efforts.
Now that Amit he is going on WSOP trip again, we caught up with him to talk about his thoughts, plans and most importantly his tips for the WSOP first-timers. Here are the excerpts of the chat:
OPN: WSOP is every player’s dream. How are you preparing yourself for the big event?
Amit: Nothing special! I will just watch a few poker videos as I haven’t played a lot of tourneys this year.
OPN: The list of WSOP 2018 events is huge. What events will you be playing there?
Amit: I will be playing almost all NLH events at WSOP 2018, which feature buy-ins upto 5K and of course the Main Event.
OPN: What makes this year’s WSOP so special for you?
Amit: For a poker player, it’s a dream event in the Mecca of poker- Vegas. And it’s your one shot in a year at the ultimate glory!
OPN: Different things to look forward to! What are you looking forward to the most at WSOP 2018?
Amit: I am looking forward to being disciplined and giving my best.
OPN: There are lots of big guns from India participating in WSOP events. Who is your favourite to win gold bracelet for India?
Amit: I think, the favourite to win a gold bracelet amongst Indians is Aditya Agarwal. He has the talent, the skill, and the experience!
OPN: Lots of India players would be hitting WSOP for the first time, what is your advice for them?
Amit: My advice to first-timers would be to not burn yourself out by playing multiple events in a day at multiple casinos and to realise that it’s not easy to beat 30% TDS. WSOP events are by far the softest and highest-value tourneys. While playing small buy-in tourneys, make sure to check rake % as some casinos charge upto 20% rake in buy-ins upto 500$.