Sarang Ahuja is a poker player from Baltimore, Maryland currently residing in Houston, Texas. He has competed and placed highly in several events around the country. Sarang began playing poker in 2005, but first came on the tournament scene in 2009, when he participated in the 40th Annual World Series of Poker. Sarang competed in the No-Limit Hold’em (Event 7) where the buy in was $1,500. The event took place in the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The stage was set with over 2,700 entrants and a prize pool of just over $3.8 million. Sarang Ahuja played extremely well and after a strong showing over 3 days, finished 31st, cashing out at more than $15,000.
The following year Sarang Ahuja competed in the 41st Annual World Series of Poker in a familiar place, at the Rio. Sarang entered Event 5, which had a $1,500 buy-in, 2092 entrants and a prize pool of over $2.8 million. Ahuja continued his strong performance of the previous year and, after showing his talent, left the tournament in 34th place with over $12,000. Aside from the World Series of Poker, Sarang Ahuja has competed in many other tournaments across the country, including most recently the Philly Poker Main Event, where he placed in 28th place. In 2014, Sarang Ahuja looks forward to returning to Las Vegas for the 45th Annual World Series of Poker and getting back on track with intentions of making another deep run.
Sarang Ahuja has played in many poker tournaments all over the country. Check out highlights in his career by clicking here.
The following is an excerpt from a Poker Town News interview with Sarang Ahuja.
Outside of his poker career, Sarang Ahuja is a dedicated financial professional. Ever since he was a child, he displayed a strong interest in math. Upon graduating high school, he had already completed two internships at financial firms. From then, Sarang went on to attend Florida State University, earning his degree in finance, and his Master’s in finance from FSU’s Warrington College of Business Administration. He believes that finance is necessary to the success of any organization, and has worked for a myriad of businesses over the course of his career. His belief in taking calculated risks and discovering patterns applies in both his financial and poker careers.
Sarang Ahuja currently works as a Senior Manager US Commercial Operations at TC Energy in Houston, Texas.