Sandeep ‘SANDYINC.’ Rajora is one of the regulars in the online poker circuit in India. Once a familiar face on Indian television, this actor turned poker player shipped the Sunday Special – Progressive KO, Rs.5,500 NLHE, 15 Lac Gtd tournament on Pokerstars. Battling it out with 174 players all looking to get the crown, Sandeep emerged as the Pokerstar winner and cashed in ₹2,70,992 as the winner. The knockout poker tournament at Pokerstars is part of its Sunday special event list.
While his role as a TV actor changed to a professional poker player, he still is playing it flawlessly. One of the highlight wins of Sandeep’s career came in 2017 when he shipped the Millions Main Event at Adda52 Millions Series. The event saw 501 entries, which helped the prize pool surpass its original 25 Lac guarantee and close at ₹27,55500. As Sandeep outlasted his opponents one after another, it was clear that he was going in for the win, and win he did. He won the title and increased his bankroll with ₹6,88,875.
But the biggest win of Sandeep’s career came from Spartan Super Series at Spartan Poker in 2019. Sandeep had to settle for the second position out of 397 entries, but he managed to win ₹12,04,000, narrowly missing out on the grand prize. Some other notable wins for Sandeep include 2,93,698 at Mega Suits AF event, 2,60,000 at AOPS PLO HighRollerm and 2,17,500 at Maverick event, all taking place at Adda52.
A regular at Adda52 with an association going over eight years, Sandeep has had some deep runs and exquisite wins over the years. His grind and rise in the poker world are sure to inspire many. While he has found his calling in poker rather than in front of the camera for TV, it is safe to say that it is never too late to find out where you belong.
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