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Player in Focus: Rakesh Sharma

  • Nikhil Shetty
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He may share his name with India's most famous cosmonaut, but Rakesh Sharma is well and truly grounded when it comes to his achievements at the felt.

Filmmaker by day and felt grinder by night, Sharma has come a long way in the short time that he has been associated with the Goa poker circuit. The IPS and IPL events have been particularly good for Sharma given that finished in 3rd position on both leaderboards which included a win at the Champ of Champs season finale event at the IPS. The win was sweeter considering that he basically freerolling the event having secured his free 30k seat from a win at an IPS event earlier in the year. With all these scores, he has proven to be one of the fast-improving players on the circuit and certainly one of the the players to watch out for in 2013.

Here's a look at Rakesh Sharma, this month's PokerNews India Player in Focus:-

 India Poker SeriesMar 201210K Double Chance1st 
 India Poker SeriesMar 201220K Main Event4th 
 India Poker LegendApr 201215K Freezeout1st 
 Aces UnlimitedApr 201225K Main Event4th 
 Golden AcesMay 20125K Rebuy3rd 
 Ultimate Poker ChallengeMay 20125K Rebuy1st 
 Asian Poker Tour GoaMay 20127K Deepstack Hyper4th 
 Asian Poker Tour GoaMay 201215K 6-Handed2nd 
 India Poker SeriesJul 201220K Main Event3rd 
 India Poker LegendJul 20125K Freezeout1st 
 India Poker LegendJul 201215K Freezeout3rd 
 India Poker SeriesAug 20125K Freezeout1st 
 India Poker SeriesNov 201230k Champ of Champs1st 
 Asian Poker Tour GoaDec 201220K Freezeout3rd 
 Asian Poker Tour GoaDec 201220K 6-Handed1st 

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