Akash Malik's first mainstream success in India was his 10k event win at the India Poker Championship way back in December 2010. An unknown quantity on tournament circuit, Malik was actually a cash game specialist who decided to give tournaments a go. From then on he has made a few scores on the live circuit in India and travelling the Asian circuit with frequent visits to Macau.
In recent times, Malik has also made a serious go at online poker playing under the moniker 'proFISHnal'. His recent and biggest payday till date was finishing 5th at the PokerStars Sunday Million in January this year. March has been a particularly good month as well with 7th and 3rd place finishes in the Super Tuesday and $215 Rebuy events.
Here's a look at Akash Malik, this month's PokerNews India Player in Focus:-
|PokerGuru Tour||Dec 2012||INR 7K Bounty||2nd|
|APT Asian Series Goa||May 2012||INR 20k Freezeout||1st|
|APT Asian Series Goa||Nov 2011||INR 15k 6-Handed||1st|
|India Poker Championship||Dec 2010||INR 10K Freezeout||1st|
|$215+R NL Hold'em, $50K Gtd||Mar 2013||3rd|
|$1,050 Super Tuesday, $300K Gtd||Mar 2013||7th|
|$215 Sunday Million [$1M Gtd]||Jan 2013||67th|
|€5000 GTD Rebuy (6 Seat)||Jan 2013||1st|
|$215 Sunday Million [$1M Gtd]||Jan 2013||5th|
|€5000 GTD 2nd Chance Plus (6 Seat)||Dec 2012||1st|