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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2013

Sandeep Pulusani conquered Event #44 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em

Sandeep Pulusani  - Event #44 WSOP 2013
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The biggest cash of Sandeep Pulusani’s career was for $38,605 before he came, he battled, and conquered Event 44 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em — and he had never made a final table of a WSOP event. Now he has it all and he jumped right up the ladder in career tournament earnings too.


1Sandeep Pulusani$592,684
2Niall Farrell$366,815
3Michael Rocco$229,500
4Martin Hanowski$166,579
5Zohair Karim$122,974
6Mark Teltscher$92,186
7Nam Le$70,120
8Pedro Rios$54,053
9Phillippe Vert$42,230

The starting field of 1,072 found 22 surviving the first two days. Jason Mercier was there, starting the day eighth in chips and ready to make his first final table of the 2013 WSOP. Mercier has money tied up in bracelet bets this year, and went bust in 16th place when his full house was kicked and beaten to a loser when a two-outer hit on the river.

The official final table was set after almost six hours of play. Michael Rocco had the chip lead most of the day heading into the final table but couldn't put anything together and he was eliminated in 3rd place when he ran into Niall Farrell's kings holding pocket sixes.

Hand #181 put an end to the competition:

Sandeep Pulusani raised to 200,000 and Niall Farrell went all-in. Pulusani called and the hands were turned up.

Pulusani: {a-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Farrell: {a-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

The board gave Pulusani a pair — {3-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{a-Hearts} — and Farrell 2nd Place.

Sandeep Pulusani took home the first place prize of $592,684 and his first gold bracelet. Congratulations Sandeep!

Sarah Grant interviews Sandeep after his win:'s live reporting blog has the full tournament report.

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