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| On Updated : Jun 29, 2020 3:24 PM IST

Minissha Lamba: The Bollywood Queen is now a Poker Pro

By Dheeraj Singh

Minissha Lamba is a well-known name in India. The Bollywood actress who made her debut in 2005 was at the peak of her career in 2008 when she starred in Yashraj Film Productions’ Bachna Ae Haseeno. She has acted in multiple films and even starred in the Big Boss Season Eight in 2014. However, she has been missing from the screen for quite some time now. Any guesses?

The Bollywood queen has been acing her poker skills and is a well-known name in the list of top Indian poker players.

Minissha Lamba: Adda52’s First Celebrity Pro

Minissha learnt about poker ten years ago at a Diwali party and got hooked. She has made a couple of appearances in some India’s renowned tournaments like Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) in Goa and the India Poker Championship, where she bagged the fourth spot in the 15K Weekend Kickoff Tournament in 2011.

In 2017, India’s largest poker site signed Minissha Lamba as its first celebrity pro. She joined the team of experienced poker players featuring Nikita Luther, Kunal Patni, Amit Jain and Tarun Goyal.

Minissha played her first international poker tournament in 2017. She took part in WPT500 Aria Poker Tournament 2017 in Las Vegas, as a celebrity pro for Adda52.

Minissha Lamba Adda52’s First Celebrity Pro

Poker Journey So far

Minisha started with high stakes cash games and soon shifted to Poker Tournaments after winning a raffle at the WPT in Berlin. Becoming Adda52’s celebrity pro in 2017 also helped her make a shift towards playing poker tournaments around the world.

The 35-year-old Delhi-born model/actor cum professional poker player believes that improving one’s poker game strategies is a never-ending process. Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) in Goa is her favourite because that’s where she started and have played the most. Playing in Las Vegas is her second-favourite place.

Minissha Lamba in Deltin Poker Tournament

WSOP, WPT500 Aria, WPT India, DPT, IPC, etc. are some of the tournaments she has participated before. Minissha is a regular now and is achieving great heights of success.

Minissha’s style of playing poker

Minissha Lamba is an instinctive player. A general perception of playing poker is that you should be good at math, but she doesn’t think that right. Minissha says it is a sport and you train for it. She thinks poker is a mind game not because you need to be intelligent, but because you can be your own worst enemy on the bad days.

Breaking stereotypes

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Nikita Luther, Muskan Sethi, Minissha Lamba are defying almost all the stereotypes that revolve around poker. These women have also challenged the male-domination that has revolved around the game of poker for decades.  Minissha Lamba ranks third among the female poker players in India.

Dheeraj Singh

I believe Life and Poker work on the same principle. The more you learn the better you become.