FTR Quick 5 with Poker Pros: Devang Yadav

Posted On 13 Jan, 2020 0

Ever wondered what it's like to peep into the life of a poker pro? We think it's all glamour and fun, but it actually involves a lot of hard work, application, studies and much more. FTRpoker is now bringing to you a series of short features called 'Quick 5 with Poker Pros' and we begin today with 26-year old pro, Devang Yadav.

For those who don't know, Devang is a serial crusher in online poker since a couple of years now. From Destiny to Elite to 5For5 to Millionaire X5 on FTRpoker to other featured tournaments like Adda52 Millions and more, he's won them all. There are very few majors that Devang hasn't won, and we thought our viewers would like to get to know the player better.

In live poker too, we've seen him get a couple of cashes in WPT India and Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) in recent years but with a strong bankroll thanks to his online wins, we're expecting him to play far more live events in months to come. On the virtual felts, you may know him better as 'giraffeganger_1'.

The player completed his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and has been living in Delhi since the last 9 years. Starting with 10/20 buy-in cash games, he got so intrigued by the game and started watching WSOP streams which led to his first online account on Adda52. From then, it just started taking over to an extent that he decided he could do this for a living. Look at his answers to Gutshot's 'Quick 5' questions...

Who would you want to be your poker coach?

Parker Talbot 'Tonkaaa'

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Be patient and work hard. Eventually things start falling into place.

What's your go-to music during a poker tournament?

I usually listen to instrumental sitar, Franz Schubert, Ludovico Einaudi, etc.

Something you never leave home without?

Being hydrated.

If you were offered 5 million dollars but could never play poker again, would you accept?

Yes, I would.

Quick 5 with poker pros will now be a regular feature on where we fire out the same questions to some of the top players on FTRpoker, so stay tuned for their answers and other general news from the world of poker.

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Event Dates Buy In
Baazi Poker Tour 2 Jan - 14 Jan INR 35,000
Red Dragon Manila 2020 4 Jan - 11 Jan PHP 110,000
Aussie Millions 2020 4 Jan - 24 Jan AUD 10,600
APT Kickoff Ho Chi Minh 8 Jan - 19 Jan TBD
India Poker Championship 15 Jan - 19 Jan INR 50,000
APPT Open Taipei 2020 31 Jan - 9 Feb TWD 35,000