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The tournament field is about to go on their second break of the day and the field should be on high alert as Mukul Pahuja (Long Island, NY) was recently seen taking his seat at an outer table.
Why should the field be on high alert? Well, as blogger Drew Amato so eloquently stated, “Oh yeah, he wins everything.” and a recent run of results seems to back that statement up.
While Pahuja has been a tournament professional for a couple years now, 2014 was his coming out party, as he made deep runs in some of the biggest events on nearly every series on top of being named 2014 WPT Player of the Year.
He opened the year in February, making the “unofficial” Final Table of the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship, finishing in 8th place for $36,000.
The next two months would be his time to shine, as he would finish 30th in the WPT LA Poker Classic, 4th in the WPT Shooting Stars Main Event and then 2nd in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown, with those three scores netting him close to $1,100,000 in winnings.
Pahuja didn’t slow down heading into last summer’s WSOP, as he cashed in both the Little One for One Drop and the Main Event, earning another $55,000 in winnings from those two scores.
Pahuja then picked up where he left off on his WPT domination cashing in the WPT BPO Championship and then finishing 3rd in the WPT Montreal Playground.
He then won his second WSOP Circuit Ring, as he outlasted a field of 460 players to win the WSOPC Main Event at Harrahs, taking home close to $150,000 for the victory.
In total, Pahuja took in nearly $1,500,000 in winnings in 2014 and seems to be continuing his run good into 2015, as he just finished 29th in the LAPT Bahamas Main Event.
One thing he hasn’t done in his poker career yet? Win a Borgata Poker title, something that he will surely look to cross of his “to-do list” here as he looks to continue his run good in the opening event of the Winter Poker Open.