After a long battle for winning a entry to the $10,000 Main Event of the world’s largest poker tournament in Las Vegas, The‘Fly to Vegas’ Promotion has finally come to an end. Of the 25 players who participated in the Finale Event of ‘Fly to Vegas’ Promotion, 27 year old Sumit Sehgal (User Name: Sumit35891) has emerged as the winner beating Ishwar Sundaram (User Name: Gawwd) in the finale event. 27 year old Sumit will now be flying to Vegas this summers to rub shoulders with the biggest poker players of the world.
In a conversation with Adda52.com, Sumit talks about this exclusive opportunity to play in Las Vegas and his poker plans for the future.
I started playing poker in 2007. I played online for an year, and later shifted to playing poker on Facebook. I trained myself on the basics of poker on Facebook. Then one day while surfing the net, I came across an advertisement of adda52.com. I clicked on it and was directed to their site. Then I started playing in real cash. I am one of the oldest poker players of Adda2.com. Apart from this, I have played live poker once in Macau, and twice in Goa. Poker as a skilled game has always attracted me. I am a good poker player but not a poker pro as I am still learning this game.
I am excited as I would get to experience poker at the world’s biggest poker tournament for the first time in my life.
I qualified for Fly to Vegas Tournament through loyalty points. I played cash games between Dec 28 to Jan 17, accumulated loyalty points and made entry to the finale of this tournament.
While playing the finale, I got lucky on one hand when I received hole cards 7, 8 and my opponent held A,10. It was this hand when I flopped two pairs and built up a solid stack.
The heads-up match against Gawwd was challenging as he is a tough player and plays aggressively. He is no doubt a better poker player than me. But it was my day and I won.
In the final hand of play, I held Pocket 5s and Gawwd was dealt A 9. After the flop was dealt, I re-raised but Gawwd went all-in. Finally, the board ran in my favor with 5-7-4-7-4.
At one stage I was holding approx 48, 000 chips. In one of the games I was dealt A 10 and Gawwd was dealt Pocket 8s. After a raise and re-raise on the flop, I went all-in during turn because of low chip stack. However, when the board ran K-5-K-Q-Q, I was overjoyed with the win, and had doubled up.
No, I have never played live tournaments. This would be the first time I would be playing at any international poker tournament.
Yes, my family supports poker playing. My elder brother is in the US and quite often plays poker. Even my mother loves the game. She was sitting next to me and supporting me while I was playing ‘Fly to Vegas’ tournament.
No planned wish-list yet. But I have already got a big shopping list from my family and friends.
My poker playing experience on Adda52 has been superb. Adda52 is a great site, and I would suggest them to run more tournaments on their site.
Yes, poker may emerge as a sport in India because its popularity is growing day-by-day; and large number of players are now playing poker in comparison to other card games.
I am a businessman from Panipat, Haryana.
I play Teen Patti but only on occasion of Diwali with my family and friends.
Poker is of-course my long-term grind. Presently, I am mastering poker skills by reading poker tutorials, watching videos of poker experts and playing online poker tournaments.
My upcoming poker milestone is playing at world’s prestigious poker tournament in Las Vegas. And this dream is coming true, thanks to Adda52. After playing at this tournament, I do have plans to take part in live tournaments happening in India and abroad. I am already training myself for playing poker in a disciplined manner on international platforms.