A 22-year-old from Seattle playing in his first "live" poker tournament has won the World Poker Tour portion of the 2008 Borgata Poker Open. It took Vivek Rajkumar just six heads-up hands to claim the Atlantic City-record cash prize by being the last player out of 516 standing.
Prior to this week, Rajkumar---whose nickname is "Psyduck"--had confined his poker playing to the online realm. But he beat out such superstars as Mark Seif, Gavin Smith, Roy Winston and 2006 World Series of Poker champ Jamie Gold to claim the top spot.
His final opponent was Sang Kim of Virginia, who took home $750,000 for his second-place finish. The other final table contestants were Dan Heimiller ($387,500), Jason Strochak ($337,500), Seif ($287,500), and Andrew Knee ($237,500).
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