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Poker Philosophy Haseeb Qureshi

Updated on December 27, 2013

Haseeb Qureshi Early Poker Life

Haseeb Qureshi is one of the greatest mental thinkers in the poker community. Although he was the one of the top poker players online, he was a legitimate poker contender by the age of 18. Haseeb Qureshi began playing poker at the young age of 16 years old. He stated that poker wasn't his career choice. His passion and given skills in poker would lead him to choose the fast pace life of poker stardom.

At only 16 years old, Haseeb Qureshi started to get involved in poker. When Haseeb first started playing poker, he began his journey with only $50 in his pocket. He never gambled in his life until he stumbled into the online world of poker. Most online poker players start online with no risk cash games. These are poker games that don't require you to deposit money or pay to play. Rather then following the crowd, Haseeb only played online cash games.

Haseeb Qureshi began playing for cash at the 5 cent/10 cent tables. After constantly playing online poker for a few months, Haseeb was able to start playing in higher online poker games. Within a year, he was routinely playing $5/$10 poker games. A year or so later at the age of only 17, Haseeb Qureshi had already earned $100,000 playing online poker.

By the time Haseeb was 19, he was known as one of the best No-limit heads up Texas Hold'em players in the world. With the rise in popularity and fame, Haseeb's earnings rose just as quick. At this point in his life, Haseeb Qureshi was a millionaire. He has the life, the money, the fame, and multiple endorsements deals in his pockets.

Haseeb Quershi "On Top Of The World"

As Haseeb Quershi approached the age of 20, he had it all. He was literally on top of the poker world. Haseeb was a professional producer for Cardrunners and Deucescraked. Through his time with these respectable poker associates, Haseeb wrote instructional content as lead producer. Haseeb Quershi published dozens of instructional articles to help younger and inexperienced poker players. At this time also, Haseeb was traveling the world.

During his time with Cardrunners and Duecescraked, Haseeb Quershi professionally coached 100+ mid-level and high stakes poker players from around the world. Haseeb was also making promotional videos for both companies, he had everything he wanted. He was well known as a world-class specialist in heads up NL and heads up PLO.

By this time in his life, Haseeb Quershi was one of the top ranking poker players in the world. He was well respected by both the world and online poker community. Haseeb's story was very inspirational, not only to his peers, but to the growing poker fan base also. Haseeb Quershi always practiced what he preached and it lead him to poker stardom. Nothing could go wrong, he was well on his way.

Haseeb Quershi "The Gidah Scandal"

By 2011, Haseeb Quershi was well on his way to becoming one of the world's best poker players ever. However, 2011 marked the beginning of the end for Haseeb. During the year, Haseeb Quershi was involved in the "Girah Scandal," an event that would eventually lead to his early retirement in professional poker. Although mainly known in the online poker world, the implications were felt all through the poker community.

Soon after, Haseeb Quershi would admit to his wrong doing and come clean to the professional poker community. In a special Bluff magazine special, Haseeb admitted to everything. With the storm cloud of the Girah Scandal following Haseeb everywhere he turned, he gave up his professional poker life and retired from poker for good.

Hiseeb Quershi After The Girah Scandal

It's no secret, the Girah Scandal costed Haseeb Quershi dearly. It's hard to walk away from a profession that made you a millionaire with three years. Haseeb Quershi may have been one of the world's greatest professional poker players ever, but now, we'll never know. As 2011 ended and 2012 began, Haseeb began to fade in the background as the professional poker community and Haseeb went their own ways.

Later in 2012, Haseeb Quershi returned to the United States to look after his family and to finish his education. While back at home in Texas, Haseeb continued coaching as a mental poker coach. Over the years, he's helped hundreds of poker players fine-tune their poker skills.

Although the past will forever haunt him, Haseeb Quershi is a changed man. He was young and made mistakes, he's still very young. We all make mistakes and we all ask for forgiveness. He admitted to the Girah Scandal and it's now over. When it comes to the mental aspect of poker, Haseeb's the best. Haseeb's been working on his first published book entitled "How To Be A Poker Player: The Philosophy of Poker" that's due out on December 18th 2013.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I love the game and sometimes play your hub has been very interesting and informative. I don't get into many bets not for me. It is not something I would for a gambling bet.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks you all for taking the time to comment and drop by. I love poker as well. When it comes to poker coaching, Haseeb is one of the best. Haseeb Qureshi is a mental poker ace. His poker IQ has to be way up there, truly one of the best the poker world has ever known.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago

      We love playing Texas Hold 'Em at my house. After my son gave me the advice that I did not have to bet every time, I started doing better. Smiles. I have even watched a little of the poker tournaments on tv, but I did not know about the poker player in your hub. So, for many reasons, I found this hub interesting and voted it up as such.



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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Very interesting Lyric. I love reading hubs that enlighten me about things I don't know. I obviously know about poker and online poker but not enough to say I had ever heard of Haseeb or the Girah Scandal.

      Thanks for the enlightenment and for making it interesting to read.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Thelyricwriter, what a fascinating read.. up and sharing

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Interesting hub dear lyric. I think my son has that poker face. Yes, indeed, we all make mistakes, and no one is perfect! Amen on that note.

      Up and more and sharing

      God bless you and yours,

      Faith Reaper