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Remember that sadly sexist scene in Friends during which the girls wanted to play poker with the guys and the guys made it very clear that poker is not for girls? Well, that adage has gone out the window with the likes of Vanessa Rousso, Annette Obrestad and Muskan Sethi shouldering their way into the upper ranks.Speaking with Muskan over the phone, the 28 year old is high on a winning streak, so to speak. In November last year, she became the first female poker player in the country to receive the Women’s Achiever Award by the President.
But her journey goes farther back than this; her curiosity towards the quick-witted game started when she was 12. She recalls, “My father, who’s a doctor, used to watch poker games on television. He also used to play poker with his students because there’s a lot of discipline and he wanted to bestow that.” Studying YouTube and Facebook tutorials in detail, Muskan honed the right moves and skills, from the stop-and-go to the triple-barrell-bluff to a check-raise. Streaming platforms like Twitch are popular amongst learners as well. When she played for the first time with her friends, she cleaned the table out, much to her delight.