Professional Poker Player
Even when you achieve the highest success at the poker table, you must always continue to study and practice the game.
Don't be afraid to ask questions! The best way to pickup new strategies or techniques is to ask other poker players that you respect.
It's important to be comfortable in any element. Always feel out the other players early to help give yourself an edge.
The greatest poker players stay motivated even when they are way down. It's easy to have a positive outlook if you are winning all the time.
It may sound simple, but you should always play responsibly. Know your limits before sitting at the table, and always treat your game like a business.
Poker will bring many highs and lows. It's crucial to know when to express your emotions. Also learn to read your opponents face and expressions.
Poker Q&A with Dr. Irfan Siddiqui
A: " I first started playing poker around 2010. I would get together with friends to play friendly games with small pots. I quickly fell in love with the game. My competitive spirit led me to enter several World Poker Tour showdown tournaments."
A: "Poker acts as a stress reliever for me. Believe it or not, my life outside of poker can get very busy at times. Between my medical practices, real estate business, medical supply company, but more importantly being a loving father & husband; my days can be crazy. Poker is a time for me to break away from all the stress while still allowing me to think and grow."
A: "The ability to step outside of yourself and think critically & strategically. Not every situation in Poker will translate over to your day to day life, but that doesn't mean Poker can't expand your thinking. Learning to read people or situations is a key to understanding how to position yourself for success in anything you do in life."
A: "In 2019 at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Hollywood, FL . There is nothing like playing poker at the highest level."
A: "Take it slow. Poker is an investment in both your time and money, so make sure you spend them both wisely. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions. The best way to learn is to get different perspectives on a situation or strategy."
Only one hour into the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock WPT Showdown, Irfan Siddiqui wins a big hand by going all in on a pair of Aces. Irfan used his position to win a big hand early at the World Poker Tournament in Hollywood, Florida.