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Chess maestro Vishy Anand is Poker sports league Brand Ambassador

Chess maestro Vishy Anand is Poker sports league Brand Ambassador

Chennai, Dec 7 (UNI) Poker Sports League (PSL), a premium poker

league in India which commenced operations last year, on Thursday

announced chess maestro Viswanathan Anand as its Brand Ambassador.

The announcement came in at a time when an array of poker leagues

(both online and offline) were trying to establish their foothold in the country.

Vishwanathan Anand, while announcing his association with the league

said, 'in the last couple of years, we have been observing a paradigm shift

in people's mindset for Poker as a sport.'

'The zeal displayed by poker lovers has given rise to a lot of platforms,

which are not only encouraging the sport in India, but also opening doors

for youngsters who are keen to explore a career in the game.'

'Like many other international universities, we also have Poker being

taught as a course now in IIM-Kozhikode to establish that it’s a game that’s

played with skill', he added.

He said his association with PSL was to establish the fact that Poker, like

the game of chess, was indeed a game of skill, which involves a lot of strategy

and a defined skill set.

'I have played chess all my life and when I was introduced to poker I could

instantly draw the parallels, which made me connect better with the game.',

Anand said.

M. Amit Burman, Co Founder Poker Sports League said Chess and poker

were frequently compared as both games were based on strategic thinking

and decision making.

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