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Final Table Takedown: Heads-Up Specialist Ankush Mandavia Captures First WSOP Gold Bracelet

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 12, 2016

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Ankush Mandavia is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He achieved Supernova elite status on PokerStars for three years, and has won two World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) events and two WSOP bracelets. He was also the European Poker Tour’s Heads-Up Player of the Year in 2012. Mandavia lives in Houston, Texas, but is a fan of all Detroit sports teams, and what most would consider a super fan of the University of Georgia football team. Mandavia has earned more than $3 million in combined online and live tournament cashes. Event: World Series of Poker $5,000 Turbo (30-minute levels) Players: 524 • Entry: $5,000 • First Prize:  $548,139 • Finish: 1st Key Concepts: Hand ranges; Knowing your opponent; ICM pressure Craig Tapscott: Can you please set up the final table for us before we breakdown this hand? Ankush Mandavia: The background setting previous to this hand was that I had ...


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