Who is Vivek Rajkumar?
On the worldwide arena our players haven’t managed to achieve great success yet, but there are several players we can be proud of.
Certainly, the most successful player is Vivek Rajkumar, who have won $4,427,667 in international tournaments. Vivek is a graduate of the University of Washington (which he finished in 2005). Nowadays he invests in IT projects.
Rajkumar started his poker career in 2006, when he achieved success in WPT series tournament in Canada. At that time he got 30th place and $30,022 prize. These achievements became the starting point of the player. By the way, in this same year Vivek left Microsoft, where he worked as a programmer.
The first serious tourney he won was 11 February 2008 in Los-Angeles. There Vivek won the famous tournament L.A.Poker Classic. Many famous and perspective at that moment players participated in that tourney. Among them were Brandon Cantu (future possessor of 2 WSOP bracelets) and scandalous Dutch Boyd. At that tourney Vivek Rajkumar won $113,425.
Also in 2008 Vivek got the biggest prize in his career. At World Poker Tour in Atlantic City Rajkumar won in tournament and got $1,424,500 having beaten the possessor of 2 WSOP Dan Heimler bracelets and another double champion in WSOP tournaments Mark Seif.
Vivek was noted in online poker in expensive game Pot-Limit Omaha in Full Tilt Poker (the room is now in PokerStars net). Rajkumar was seen at PLO tables with $500/$1000 blinds. But the largest online bank played was on $300/$600 limits and amounted $77,191.
At present Vivek actively works in IT industry (Fikir Ventures fund), takes part in cryptocurrency startups. Among his interests are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, IOTA, and Monero. Among investments – such companies as Metric Gaming, Compose Labs и MSi.
Vivek hasn’t achieved significant success from 2015, but who know what is waiting ahead the most successful indian player?