As we inch closer to the festive season, Spartan Poker is set to host it’s biggest annual event of IOPC called Final Table Series. Starting from 16th Nov 2020, FTS is a week-long poker fest offering a never like before prize-money of Rs 8CR GTD with 6 feature tournaments streaming live across 10 platforms including Youtube and Facebook. Have a look at the bumper prizes to be offered to the top winners:
- The winner of FTS Main Event wins a diamond-studded Gold Medallion along with Rs 10L sponsorship, certificates & hampers.
- Winners of FTS feature tournaments win a Gold Medallion along with certificates & hampers.
- Winners of other FTS tournaments will receive a Silver Medallion, certificates & hampers.
An event with such a grandeur deserves star-studded commentators and that can well be done by top poker players.
Introducing the voice of Final Table Series. It’s such an honour to have poker pioneers like Sam Razavi, @kevin MacPhee, Radhika Shankar, Ramesh Thothapalli – Who will be talking us through every hand, move and play next week! Also, Maria Ho joining us a guest commentator for the Main Event,
Experience the game like never before from 16th to 24th Nov
- Sam Razavi
Sam Razavi was born in Epsom, just outside of London in the United Kingdom. He originally trained as an actor and it was during a theatre tour that a fellow actor introduced him to the game. In the
following months, he started playing online. After spending the best part of a decade as a heads-up no-limit specialist online, he began venturing into live tournaments. He secured a sponsorship with Black Belt Poker under the mentorship of Neil Channing. The first major tournament he played with them was the 2011 Aussie Millions main event, where he went on to finish 6th. He has since gone on to amass $2.7 million in live tournament earnings, most notably finishing second in the Millionaire
Maker at the 2018 WSOP. Of his 224 live tournament cashes, he has won 42 outright, placing him 15th in the world for number of live tournaments won and number 1 in the UK for number of live
tournaments cashes. He spent much of his time on the Asian circuit where he went on to win the Asian Poker Tour “Player of the Year” award four years in a row. He has commentated on several high-profile events in India and is looking forward to calling in the action on the IPC!
2. Kevin Macphee
2 times WSOP Bracelet Winner & 13M in cashes in both live and online competitions. Kevin Macphee was Born on September 19th, 1980, Kevin MacPhee is a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. With a background in competitive Magic the Gathering,
he made a natural transition into poker in 2005 while attending the University of Idaho. An accomplished online player, he has played over 50,000 tournaments under the screennames “ImaLuckSac” & “Wu_Wizard.” He broke out as a star on the international tournament scene in 2010 when won the infamous European Poker Tour, Berlin for €1,000,000. Over
the course of his illustrious poker career, he has accumulated over 13M in cashes in both live and online competitions.
3. Radhika Shankar
Radhika Shankar generally referred to as a Poker Mom is a professional poker player who studied Sociology from Lady Sri Ram College in 1997. Having 20+ years of experience in advertising, she’s been playing poker since 2018
Biggest win: 3rd, Main Event, DPTx March 2020
She quoted “I fell in love with Poker a couple of years ago, and I think I’ll be in love forever!! I yearn to get better and better at the game with each passing day… I watch, read, study, play poker all the time when I’m not busy being a mum to my 6 year old daughter!
I’m a student at the Poker Boot Camp India for the last one year, and they have helped me grow manifold, the changes are evident not only in my gameplay, but also in my confidence, understanding, and application of concepts and strategies, both online and live.
I’m super excited to be on board as a commentator for the FTS, this is going to be fun!!!
4. Ramesh Thothapalli
A Globe Trotter & founder of Indian Poker Bakchods. He was born in Vizag and Brought up in Pune / Mumbai. He is now settled in Goa for good. Thothapalli has been Playing semi recreationally since 2009. Having an MBA from the prestigious MIT & Project Management from ISB.
Blockchain Specialist from the University of Buffalo. Founder of Indian Poker Bakchods.
Having a keen experience in both online and offline poker, he is very excited to be on board as a commentator in Spartan Poker FTS.
5. Maria Ho
Having over 4 million dollars in poker tournament earnings and ranked one of the top-ranked female players in the world, she is as excited as the players to join the biggest poker event in 2020 as a commentator. She received the title of Global Poker Awards Broadcaster of the Year in the year 2019. She then went on to become the first female in history hired to a poker TV broadcast team as the primary strategic commentator –
Celebrity Spokesperson for WinStar World Casino.
Spartan Poker Final Table Series goes live on 16th November 2020 with whopping cash prizes and goodies to be won. Stay tuned for more updates.