Kunal Patni exits Adda52 as the site’s getting ready to Dissolve Pro Team
The biggest Poker site of India seems to be getting the attention of the media for all the wrong reasons. Last year was a rough year for the franchise since its archaic TDS policy was challenged by many factions of the game’s community and was forced to revisit its policies. At the start of the year, things seemed to be on track.
Adda52 hosted the “Adda52 Online Series (AOPS)” its biggest-ever online MTT series in February this year, twice. The 1st edition’s champion of AOPS Main Event Finale ₹2 Crores GTD was PokerGuru’s Ambassador Faiz Alam on 15th March 2020. The second edition was won by Sahil Agarwal who’s a popular pro & poker coach, on 12th April 2020. The prize money for both of them was a whopping Rs. 50 Lakhs each!
During this period came surprise news that Kunal Patni, Adda52’s reputed Team Pro has exited from the brand. Patni’s association with Adda52 Pro team began in 2015, he posted on Facebook about his separation from the Brand an hour ago after their 5 year-long relationships.
“Guys just wanted to share some development. I have been fortunate enough to have been signed as one of the first Adda Pros when they started the program and continued being with them for 5 long years. However, all good things come to an end and it’s time now for us to part ways. It’s been an absolutely amazing journey for me, and I was blessed to have been with Adda for such a long time. Wish them all the very best for the future !!”
Adda52 Pro Team gave further info to PokerGuru, “I have been with Adda for 5 years now since the beginning of the Pro Program. I was fortunate enough to be selected to represent them as a pro when I was a totally unknown person in the poker world. To share the platform with the likes of (Amit) Jain / (Aditya Sushant) Sushi and Muskan (Sethi) was surreal and a dream come true for a newcomer to the poker world. Post that, I was also fortunate enough to share this wonderful platform with amazing people like Nikita (Luther)/ Madan (Kumar) / Tarun (Goyal) and Minnisha (Lamba). I have had a wonderful journey with Adda over the last 5 years and leave with nothing but fond memories (despite all the bashing I got as an Adda pro on TPG for no fault of mine. Hahhahaha),” said Patni.
On departure Patni further said that “Adda is, unfortunately, discontinuing their pro program and wanted me to continue with them in some other capacity like an advisor or something. However, I decided to focus on playing and improving my game further and had to decline after giving it a very serious thought. I really want to thank Adda, and it’s management for having faith in me over a period of 5 years. Hopefully, I did justice to what was expected from me. Time to move on with a heavy heart !!”
At the Adda52 Pro team, Patni was a prominent member. Since the Adda52 Pro Program is to be dissolved, Patni said that its team members might soon depart from the brand. The team consists of some big names such as the Bollywood actor Minissha Lambha, Nikitha Luther & Tarun Goyal etc..