Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

He'll Put a "Spell" On You

• Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante

We just spotted Praytush Buddiga over in the black section. He may not be a household name in the poker world just yet, but that's because he's only 22 years old.

Buddiga was pretty famous as a 13-year-old though when he won the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2002. He won $12,000 for correctly spelling the word "prospicience" which means foresight.

We actually had the prospicience to peg Buddiga as a player to watch when he played in his first WSOP event of the summer, the $ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout. He made it to the second round of that shootout good for a cash of $4,998 and has cashed in two other events this summer including a 40th place finish in a $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event good for $14,914.

We'll be keeping our eyes on Buddiga and perhaps we'll even test his spelling skills if we get the chance.

Tagovi: Pratyush Buddiga