Arun Sriram took a break in 2020 to explore different things and that’s when he was hooked to playing Poker. The 38-year-old recently won the Adda52 Champions Leaderboard (ACL) tournament and took home an Adda52 Pro contract worth INR 20 lakhs.
Arun Sriram said he plays close to 250 Poker tournaments every month Poker is slowly becoming one of the most popular online games in India. During the pandemic, Poker’s popularity reached the next level with people from all age groups trying their luck at Poker.
Many individuals have given up on their full-time jobs to become full-time professional Poker players. One of them is Bangalore-based 38-year-old Arun Sriram – who emerged as the winner of the Adda52 Champions Leaderboard (ACL) tournament and took home an Adda52 Pro contract worth INR 20 lakhs.
Speaking to timesnownews.com , Arun shared his views on his love for Poker, and how he took a break in 2020 to focus on playing Poker full time.
Tell us a bit about your background
I am an entrepreneur turned poker Pro. My early career was spent in the marketing function of one of India’s largest FMCG companies. In 2016, I went on to build a healthcare technology firm in Bangalore with a couple of friends which grew from scratch to become the market leader in dental supplies in India. In 2020 I took a break from active work to focus on poker.
Coming from a marketing background, when did you start playing Poker and what drew your attention to it?
I learned about poker when a bunch of friends came over to play home games during my early corporate career days, but it remained a side hobby till the pandemic. The complexity involved, the competitive environment and the chance to battle with the best minds in the country got me hooked to the game. I am relatively new to the circuit playing poker professionally from 2020.
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