Rajesh Patel wins Big Daddy tournament at Spartan

Posted On 14 May, 2018 0

Rajesh ‘rkj88688’ Patel emerged victorious in the Big Daddy tournament at The Spartan Poker last night. A super value offering to players, this tournament has a INR 550 buy-in with a INR 5 Lakhs guaranteed prizepool! What makes this a true value proposition is that the winner will additionally be awarded with a free travel package to play live poker in Goa! This package worth INR 30,000 features a 2 night hotel stay and a Free entry to the newly opened Big Daddy Casino anchored on the Mandovi River in Panjim, Goa. Remember this is a weekly tournament so there is every chance that one can win this package plenty of times in the year and head to India's favourite beach destination.


Patel has been playing poker professionally for the past 3-4 years now with a primary focus on MTT’s. He was introduced to poker 4 years ago by a friend who used to play poker at Goa. He started learning poker then and is modest enough to believe he is still at the learning stage on what has been an amazing poker journey so far. Speaking about the tournament, Patel said, “The Big Daddy tournament is a fantastic tournament for everyone because of low buy in and big GTD and the Goa package is the cherry on top! I am very happy that I am able to win it and as for my preparations for Goa, I am real excited and looking forward to the trip.” Along with the Goa package, Patel also won the first place prize of INR 95,950.


The winner was decided in Level #43 with blinds running 35,000-70,000-7,000. Both heads-up players made a pre-flop shove to see the board. Patel's as ‘rkj88688’ was holding Qd 9d against ‘Mashi_Hun_Bhai’s 2h 2c. The final board of the tournament was 5s 6d 5h Kc Kd giving two pairs Kings and Fives with a Queen kicker to the eventual winner along with the title. ‘Mashi_Hun_Bhai’ was eliminated at second place for INR 60,200.




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