The Nine Missketeers Ready to Cross Poker Swords in India

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The Nine Missketeers Ready to Cross Poker Swords in India
14:29
19 Feb

They are being billed as the Missketeers, but as opposed to the three (or sometimes four) Frenchmen, this bunch of fighters consists of nine poker-playing Indian women – an all-female team ready to hit the tournament circuit for their sponsors 9stacksgaming.


As well as the already widely-known Muskan Sethi pictured above – recently honoured for her poker contribution as one of 100 outstanding women achievers who have excelled in professions typically dominated by males – the Nine Missketeers cover a variety of backgrounds.

Journalist and scrabble fan Radhika Mahalingaiah is in the team, as is chartered accountant Ritu Chadha and fashion designer Simrit Tiwana makes the grade too…

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…as does youngest member of the new crew, Lavanya Thota.

The full roster of poker-loving women getting set to dive into action later this month at the Deltin Poker Tournament, played aboard the biggest floating casino in Goa, the Delta Royale.

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9stacks founder Sudhir Kamat said of his ‘Nine Missketeers’ team:

“Given that poker is a mind sport that requires strategic acumen regardless of their gender we think there’s a huge market waiting to be tapped here, and we just need a small push to encourage more women to take up poker either professionally or just for fun.”

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more

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