Jul 20, 2019

Indian Poker Pros Making it Big at the 50th World Series of Poker!

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The Biggest-Ever World Series of Poker

According to the latest updates, the 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) is hosting the biggest player field any live poker tournament has hosted so far.  It is also expected that there will be the largest-ever Indian cadre on the 2019 WSOP felts and they are not far behind in the biggies. We are proud to announce that they are all doing a phenomenal job!

Here’s a brief recap of the 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) from May 30th to June 11:

May 30

Event #3 (Big 50- $500 No-Limit Hold’em): The first starting flight registered a gigantic player field of 6,148 players. Looking at the numbers, this event could soon be deemed as the biggest WSOP event. The second flight saw 1,620 players returning to the tables with Italian Cosimo Bisgno (932,000) in the lead.

From the Indian team, a total of nine players made it to Day 2A with Vivek Rughani (487,000) taking the lead.

Player

Chip Count

Vivek Rughani

487,000

Paawan Bansal

342,000

Abhinav Iyer

298,000

Kunal Patni

265,000

Deepak Bothra

232,000

Sriharsha Doddapaneni

219,000

Dhawal Lachhwani

94,000

Nipun Java

87,000

Aman Kejriwal

56,000

 

May 31

Event #3 (Big 50- $500 No-Limit Hold’em): Day 1B and Day 2A were rolling out simultaneously. Five Indians managed to enter Day 2B from Day 1B with Siddharth Mundada (509,000) in the lead.

Player

Chip Count

Siddharth Mundada

509,000

Nishant Sharma

477,000

Romit Advani

343,000

Ronak Vyas

232,000

Muskan Sethi

145,000

 

The first two Indian pros who made it to Day 3 were Vivek Rughani (1,035,000) and Dhawal Lachhwani (325,000) both entering from Day 2A.

June 1

Event #3 (Big 50- $500 No-Limit Hold’em): June 1st saw the third starting flight of the event adding up to a colossal field of 13,782 entries (approx.).

Just like the second flight, Day 1C and Day 2B were running at the same time. Following are the five Indians who qualified for Day 2C from Day 1C:

Player

Chip Counts

Kunal Patni

404,000

Sriharsha Doddapaneni

330,000

Prashray Rai

330,000

Kartik Ved

247,000

Deepak Bothra

148,000

 

Among these top five, only two of them made it to Day 3: Nishant Sharma (1,180,000), and Romit Advani (1,090,000).

June 2

Event #3 (Big 50- $500 No-Limit Hold’em): Day 1D was the last starting flight of the BIG 50 and according to the expectations it attracted a field of 9,171 players.

It was Andrei Khosh (970,000) who bested the 2,103 surviving players of Day 1D and Sikander Rajwade led the four Indians who made it to Day 2D.

Player

Chip Count

Sikander Rajwade

434,000

Shravan Chhabria

114,000

Nipun Java

92,000

Raghav Bansal

59,000

 

The survivors of Day 1C were namely Kunal Patni (404,000), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (330,000), Prashray Rai (330,000), Kartik Ved (247,000), and Deepak Bothra (148,000) who later joined the others on Day 2C.

By this time, Nishant Sharma (1,180,000), Romit Advani (1,090,000), Vivek Rughani (1,035,000), and Dhawal Lachhwani (325,000) had already qualified for Day 3. They were joined by the rest of the Indian players from Day 2C and Day 2D later.

Event #9 ($600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack): The most-renowned Indian pros Aditya Sushant (679,000) and Paawan Bansal (464,000) booked their slots in Day 2. Others from the Indian team who won their WSOP scores were Raghav Bansal (771st for $923 – ₹63,934) and Gokul Parvathaneni (834th for $923 -₹63,934).

June 3

Event #3 (Big 50- $500 No-Limit Hold’em): Day 2C opened with 1,504 survivors from Day 1C. The numbers eventually whittled down to 404. Among the survivors who entered Day 3 later were two Indians namely, Kartik Ved (1,150,000) and Deepak Bothra (400,000).

A few others who made it in the money were Prashray Rai (442nd for $1,361 – ₹94,279), Chakshu Raina (557th for $1,102 – ₹76,338) and Kunal Patni (876th for $797 – ₹55,210).

Event #9 ($600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack): Towards the end of Day 1, only two Indian pros survived in the game namely, Aditya Sushant (679,000) and Paawan Bansal (464,000).

This event was one of those ones in which the money flew right from Day 1 itself. Raghav Bansal (771st for $923 – ₹63,934) and Gokul Parvathaneni (834th for $923 – ₹63,934) both made it to the money.

June 4

Event #3 (Big 50- $500 No-Limit Hold’em): Day 2D witnessed only Shravan Chhabria (1,195,000) making it to Day 3. At this point, he led a group of seven Indian pros who entered Day 3 eventually.

The remaining Indian players who walked away with cashes were Sikander Rajwade (1,128th for $821 – ₹56,893) and Nipun Java (1,173rd for $782 – ₹54,190).

Event #9 ($600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack): 582 players started off in hopes of reaching the final table among these were Team India’s players Paawan Bansal (145th for $2,603 – ₹1.80 Lakhs) and Aditya Sushant (229th for $1,973 – ₹1.36 Lakhs) who were  later sent to the rails.

Event #12 ($1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty): The event rolled out successfully with 2,452 entrants. Team India’s pros who posted scores in this super-fast event were Kartik Ved (110th for $1,598 ~₹1.10 Lakhs), Siddharth Mundada (151st for $1,423 ~₹98,649), Mayukh Ghosh (205th for $1,281~₹88,805) and Vivek Rughani (213th for $1,281~₹88,805).

Others who left empty-handed were Aditya AgarwalMuskan Sethi, and 2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event winner Dhaval Mudgal.

June 5

Event #3 (Big 50- $500 No-Limit Hold’em): Out of the 127 surviving players, the only Indians who made it to Day 4 were Shravan Chhabria (11,775,000) and  Kartik Ved (7,875,000).

The others who made it to the money were Nishant Sharma (215th for $6,054 – ₹4.19 Lakhs), Romit Advani (292nd for $6,054 – ₹4.19 Lakhs), Vivek Rughani (665th for $3,273 – ₹2.26 Lakhs), Dhawal Lachhwani (721st for $2,850 – ₹1.91 Lakhs) and Deepak Bothra (1,090th for $1,953 – ₹1.35 Lakhs).

Event#16 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed): Among the field of 1,832 players, the Indian players who made it to Day 2 were Ashish Ahuja (237,500) in the lead, Siddharth Mundada (225,000), Nipun Java (137,500) and Sriharsha Doddapaneni (45,000).

Event#9: $600 No-Limit Hold ‘em Deepstack: With Jeremy Pekarek leading a field of 6,151 players, two Indians who posted scores in the event were Paawan Bansal (145th for $2,603 – ₹1.80 Lakhs) and Aditya Sushant (229th for $1,973 – ₹1.36 Lakhs).

June 6

Event #3 (Big 50- $500 No-Limit Hold’em): Only 7 players remained out of the 127 player field for Day 4. Two of the Indian players who walked home with hefty amounts were Shravan Chhabria who finished at 18th place for $53,714 (~₹37.26 Lakhs), and Ved exited in 29th place for $34,279 (~₹23.77 Lakhs). This called off the event for the Indian cadre.

Event #16 ($1,500 NLHE 6- Handed): Day 2 witnessed all the four Indian pros finishing in the money. Nipun Java finished at 78th position for $4,290 (~₹2.98 Lakhs), Ashish Ahuja secured 142nd position for $2,742 – ₹1.90 Lakhs, Siddharth Mundada secured 236th place for $2,265 – ₹1.57 Lakhs, and Sriharsha Doddapaneni finished at 239th place for $2,265 – ₹1.57 Lakhs.

June 7

Event#16 ($1,500 NLHE 6- Handed): A massive field of 1,832 players was created which later shrank to 21 as Day 3 began. This eventually created the seven-handed final table.

It was American pro Isaac Baron and Singapore’s Ong Dingxiang who had a heads-up battle which was later halted.

On Day 2, four Indians made it to the money namely, Nipun Java (78th for $4,290 – ₹2.98 Lakhs), Ashish Ahuja (142nd for $2,742 – ₹1.90 Lakhs), Siddharth Mundada (236th for $2,265 – ₹1.57 Lakhs) and Sriharsha Doddapaneni (239th place for $2,265 – ₹1.57 Lakhs). This concluded the event for Team India.

Event#19 (Millionaire Maker: $1,500 No-Limit Hold ‘em): This event is one of the most-awaited events every year during the WSOP and as expected a huge group of Indian pros registered themselves for it. The players who made it to Day 2 were Ashish Ahuja (238,900), Neel Joshi (195,900), Abhishek Goindi (165,200), Romit Advani (117,300) and Vivek Rughani (65,100).

June 8

Event#19 (Millionaire Maker: $1,500 No-Limit Hold ‘em): After the roll out of Day 1A and Day 1B, a total of 14 Indian pros made it to Day 2.

Seasoned pro and APT 2019 Vietnam Main Event Winner Abhinav Iyer lead the group with a chip count of 299,900.

Others who made it to Day 2 were Deepak Bothra (233,800), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (211,500), Raghav Bansal (117,800), India’s first WSOP bracelet champion Aditya Sushant (116,700), Vinod Megalmani (110,000), Prashray Rai (97,000), 2-time WSOP bracelet winner Nipun Java (96,700) and Muskan Sethi (78,500).

Player

Flight

Chip Counts

Abhinav Iyer

Day 1B

299,900

Ashish Ahuja

Day 1A

238,900

Deepak Bothra

Day 1B

233,800

Sriharsha Doddapaneni

Day 1B

211,500

Neel Joshi

Day 1A

195,900

Abhishek Goindi

Day 1A

165,200

Raghav Bansal

Day 1B

117,800

Romit Advani

Day 1A

117,300

Aditya Sushant

Day 1B

116,700

Vinod Megalmani

Day 1B

110,000

 

June 9

Event#19 (Millionaire Maker: $1,500 No-Limit Hold ‘em):  Day 2 began with a total of 2,269 entrants which later came down to 309. Among the 14 Indian players, only 2 of them made it to Day 3 namely, Ashish Ahuja (996,000) and Abhinav Iyer (381,500).

Out of the remaining 12 players seven of them finished in the money. They were:

 

Player

 

Finish

 

Prize Money (USD-INR)

Deepak Bothra

382nd

$5,144 – ₹3.57 Lakhs

Abhishek Goindi

484th

$4,106 – ₹2.85 Lakhs

Neel Joshi

534th

$4,106 – ₹2.85 Lakhs

Raghav Bansal

757th

$3,113 – ₹2.16 Lakhs

Aditya Sushant

946th

$2,699 – ₹1.87 Lakhs

Vivek Rughani

1,101th

$2,421 – ₹1.68 Lakhs

Sriharsha Doddapaneni

1,217th

$2,324 – ₹1.61 Lakhs

 

Event#22 ($1,000 Double Stack NLHE): The event kicked-off with a field of 3,253 players which later came down to 430. Among the qualifiers entering Day 2 were Paawan Bansal (612,000), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (493,000) and Romit Advani (294,000).

June 10

Event#19 (Millionaire Maker: $1,500 No-Limit Hold ‘em): The last two Indian players Ashish Ahuja (133rd for $8,893 – ₹6.17 Lakhs) and Young Gun Abhinav Iyer (274th for $6,657 -₹4.61 Lakhs) competing on Day 3 got busted out. This increased the total number of payouts for Team India to nine.

Player

Finish

Prize Money (USD-INR)

Deepak Bothra

382nd

$5,144 – ₹3.57 Lakhs

Abhishek Goindi

484th

$4,106 – ₹2.85 Lakhs

Neel Joshi

534th

$4,106 – ₹2.85 Lakhs

Raghav Bansal

757th

$3,113 – ₹2.16 Lakhs

Aditya Sushant

946th

$2,699 – ₹1.87 Lakhs

Vivek Rughani

1,101th

$2,421 – ₹1.68 Lakhs

Sriharsha Doddapaneni

1,217th

$2,324 – ₹1.61 Lakhs

Abhinav Iyer

274th

$6,657 -₹4.61 Lakhs

Ashish Ahuja

133rd

$8,893 - ₹6.17 Lakhs

 

Event#22 ($1,000 Double Stack NLH): Day 2 of the event witnessed three Indians busting in the money namely, Paawan Bansal ($4,385 -₹3.04 Lakhs), Sriharsha Doddapaneni ($7,582 -₹5.26 Lakhs) and Romit Advani ($2,742 -₹1.90 Lakhs).

Event #25 ($600 PLO Deep Stack): Among the 215 players who made it to Day 2 are two Indians namely, Deepak Bothra (406,000), and Abhishek Goindi (312,000). Vivek Rughani on the hand busted out securing 294th place ($1,026 -₹71,260).

Event #26 (The Marathon $2,620 NLHE): One of the most-anticipated event, The Marathon kicked off on June 10. The field shrank from 941 entries to 467 among which there were six Indians furthering their participation in the WSOP namely, Abhinav Iyer (96,200), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (72,100), Raghav Bansal (42,500), Nishant Sharma (35,100), Aditya Sushant (32,700), and Paawan Bansal (8,500).`

June 11

Event #26 (The Marathon $2,620 NLHE): Among the six Indian survivors who entered Day 2, only Abhinav Iyer (270,400) made it to Day 3. The rest of the Indian pros namely Sriharsha DoddapaneniRaghav BansalNishant SharmaAditya Sushant, and Paawan Bansal hit the rails out of the money line.

Event #28 ($1,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1): Day 1 kick-started with 2,477 players, out of which only 346 players made it to Day 2. Among these were six of our countrymen namely, Yudhishter Jaswal (207,000), Paawan Bansal (176,000), Ashish Ahuja (126,500), Nipun Java (55,000), Muskan Sethi (50,000) and Aditya Sushant (45,500).

As expected WSOP 2019 is all about action and we are excited and glad to report about our country’s representatives who are making us all proud by their massive winnings.

All the best Team India!

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