Sep 19, 2019

WSOP 2019: PokerBaazi Founder & CEO Makes it to the Headlines!

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Team India Consistently Playing at the WSOP Felts!

Team India is performing immensely well at the WSOP felts. This time it’s our star, PokerBaazi Founder & CEO, Navkiran Singh making it to the headlines.

Here’s the update from the WSOP 2019 between June 26th & July 4th:

Event #59 ($600 Deepstack Championship)

June 26

Seven Indian poker pros entered Day 2, however only one of them made it to Day 3. It was Naresh Veeravalli who advanced with a stack of 1.16 million.

The remaining members of Team India made it to the money, namely Paawan Bansal (78th for $2,254 – ₹1.56 Lakhs), Deepak Bothra (214th for $2,254 – ₹1.56 Lakhs), Guneet Kwatra (258th for $1,971 – ₹1.36 Lakhs), Aman Kejriwal (352nd for $1,546 – ₹1.07 Lakhs), Sandeep Varma (374th for $1,546 – ₹1.07 Lakhs) and Rajeev Kanjani (623rd for $1,058 – ₹73,240). This called off the event for our countrymen.

Non-WSOP Event

Zynga Poker WPT500 Las Vegas

The event attracted a total of 1,932 players from eight starting flights which later came down to a nine-handed final table. This final table also saw two Indians namely Nikita Luther and Ritesh Shah in attendance. Luther lost a major three-way pot towards the end which placed her at the third position with a stack of 6.7 million. Shah, on the other hand, relatively a new player, was placed sixth in chip count with a stack of 3.675.

Event #61 ($400 COLOSSUS)

June 26

The event witnessed a mammoth field of 5,238 players, with three Indians advancing to Day 2. It was seasoned pro Kunal Patni who earned the largest stack of 849,000. The others were Jaswinder Suri (362,000) and Madhav Gupta (287,000).

June 28

Day 2 of the event saw 11 Indians furthering their quest to win the title. All of them finished in the money, however, it was only Patni (9,625,000) and Siddharth Karia (2,300,000) who managed to survive and entered Day 3.

Player

Finish

Prize Money

Kunal Patni

56th

$7,219 – ₹4.97 Lakhs

Siddharth Karia

89th

$4,910 – ₹3.38 Lakhs

Jaswinder “Bobbe” Suri

285th

$2,246 – ₹1.54 Lakhs

Rohan Dhawan

387th

$1,719 – ₹1.18 Lakhs

Sriharsha Doddapaneni

430th

$1,521 – ₹1.04 Lakhs

Shravan Chhabria

704th

$1,008 – ₹69,501

Vivek Rughani

763rd

$1,008 – ₹69,501

Aman Kejriwal

962nd

$860 – ₹59,297

Nishant Sharma

970th

$804 – ₹55,436

Madhav Gupta

1,288th

$689 – ₹47,506

 

June 29

On Day 3, the two Indians played well among a field of 107 players. While Patni had a deep run and finished at 56th position for $7,219 (~ ₹4.97 Lakhs), WSOP debutant Karia secured 89th place for $4,910 (-₹3.38 Lakhs).

Event #64 ($888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em)

June 28

The first starting flight saw a massive field of 1,187 players, with two Indian pros making it to the money. They were: Madhav Gupta (202nd for $1,380 – ₹95,151) and Aditya Agarwal (214th for $1,380 – ₹85,151).

Day 1B witnessed two Indian challengers going ahead to Day 2 among a surviving squad of 191 players. They were Ashish Ahuja (351,000) and Kartik Ved (190,000).

Others who finished ITM were Sriharsha Doddapaneni (149th for $1,349 – ₹93,013), Yudhishter Jaswal (151st for $1,349 –₹93,013), and Gokul Parvathaneni (165th for $1,329 – ₹93,013).

June 29

Day 1C attracted a colossal field of 2,830 players, among which were four Indian survivors namely, Madhav Gupta (545,000), Raghav Bansal (249,000), Siddharth Mundada (213,000) and Akshay Nasa (91,000).

June 30

The fourth and the last starting flight saw eight Indian challengers advancing further. They were Tarun Goyal (477,000), Rahul Byrraju (38 big blinds – 451,000), Kunal Patni (15 big blinds – 184,000), Rohan Rishi (15 big blinds – 177,000), Naresh Veeravalli (13 big blinds – 152,000), Meherzad Munsaf (11 big blinds – 134,000) and Sanjay Taneja (5 big blinds – 64,000).

Among the eight was also PokerBaazi’s Founder & CEO, Navkiran Singh with a healthy stack of 19 big blinds – 228,000. 

July 1

Day 2 witnessed all the 15 of our countrymen leaving the felts finishing in the money. Seasoned pro Madhav Gupta led the Indian contingent secured the 188th place for $5,938 (~₹4.09 Lakhs). The others were Lawrence Sanjay (271st for $4,424 – ₹3.05 Lakhs), Ashish Ahuja (432nd for $3,013 – ₹2.07 Lakhs), Siddharth Mundada (461st for $3,013 – ₹2.07 Lakhs), Naresh Veeravalli (731st for $2,202 – ₹1.51 Lakhs), Raghav Bansal (780th for $2,015 – ₹1.38 Lakhs), Kartik Ved (853rd for $1,859 – ₹1.28 Lakhs), Rohan Rishi (890th for $1,859 – ₹1.28 Lakhs), Rahul Byrraju (937th for $1,729 – ₹1.19 Lakhs), Kunal Patni (958th for $1,729 – ₹1.19 Lakhs) and PokerBaazi pro Navkiran Singh (985thfor $1,729 – ₹1.19 Lakhs), Meherzad Munsaf (1,038th for $1,622 – ₹1.11 Lakhs), Akshay Nasa (1,064th for $1,622 – ₹1.11 Lakhs), and Sanjay Taneja (1,073rd for $1,622 – ₹1.11 Lakhs).

Event #75 ($1,100 NLH MonsterStack $1M GTD)

June 30

Outshining all the other Indians with the best performance by our team in the series so far was by Ankit Ahuja. He ousted many in a field of 2,233 players to take home gigantic prize money worth $266,824 (~₹1.83 Crores). This was his career-best score!

Event #69 ($1,000 Mini Main Event)

July 1

This new addition to the WSOP witnessed a big field of 5,521 players, and our Indian team participated in big numbers. However, only three of them managed to survive and advanced to Day 2. They were, Paawan Bansal (30 big blinds – 890,000), followed by Nipun Java (27 big blinds – 820,000), and Sirjan Singh (8 big blinds – 250,000).

Gopal Parvathaneni busted in the money on Day 1 itself securing the 775th place for $1,499 (₹1.03 Lakhs).

July 2

It was Java who had the deepest run among the Indian group. He secured the 51st place for $11,460 (~₹7.89 Lakhs).

Others who finished in the money were Kunal Punjwani (99th for $4,772 – ₹3.28 Lakhs), Paawan Bansal (250th for $3,125 – ₹2.15 Lakhs) and Sirjan Singh (320th for $2,762 – ₹1.90 Lakhs).

Event #71 ($500 Salute To Warriors)

July 2

This event is again a new addition to the series and is hosted in order to pay homage to the US Army Veterans. A part of the buy-in is pledged to be donated to the United Services Organisation and other military charities.

Two Indian pros managed to enter Day 2 namely, Aditya Systla (160 big blinds – 310,000) and Sachidananda Sivakumar (14 big blinds – 70,000).

July 3

Day 2 saw both the Indian pros finishing in the money. Systla played impressively and secured 14th place for $5,819 (₹4 Lakhs), however, Sivakumar who had entered short-stacked was placed at the 141st place for $865 (~ ₹59,496).

Event #73 ($10,000 Main Event Championship)

July 3

Day 1A started off with a field of 1,335 players, out of which 990 players survived and entered Day 2B. Among these were five Indians namely, Abhinav Iyer (79,500), Satchit Kapur (59,100 – 74 big blinds), Vikram Kumar (45,300 – 57 big blinds), Rohan Dhawan (23,000 – 29 big blinds) and Jasven Saigal (18,600 – 23 big blinds).

July 4

Day 1B saw five more our players advancing to ahead namely, Yudhishter Jaswal (193,400), Aditya Systla (162,700 – 203 big blinds), Young Gun Siddharth Karia (123,300 – 154 big blinds), Ankit Ahuja (111,100 – 139 big blinds), Minissha Lamba (83,500 – 104 big blinds) and Kunal Patni (66,500 – 83 big blinds).

Non-WSOP Event

July 4

Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series Event #88: $400 PLO Bounty $30K GTD

It was none other than PokerBaazi Founder & CEO, Navkiran Singh who represented Team India and had an impressive run at the event. Surviving a field of 183 players, he won $11,517 (~₹7.88 Lakhs).

The game has gotten more crucial, let good luck and skills be on your side. Wish you all the best, Team India!

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