From the cutoff seat, Giorgio Medici raised to 15,500. Action then folded over to Pratyush Buddiga in the big blind and he reraised all in for 125,000. Medici quickly called.
The flop, turn and river ran out and Buddiga was eliminated.
In 2002, Buddiga won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee contest — two years before his younger brother took down the same title. He bested 249 other contestants to win the title and $12,000. Although Buddiga didn't advance out of today, he did lock up another cash for his record.