It Was An Action-Packed Series For The Indian Pros!
World Series of Poker 2019 has wrapped up for this year and we would like to take this opportunity and congratulate all our Indian challengers who made us proud.
Here’s a quick glance over the last few events of the WSOP 2019 between July 11th & July 16th:
Event #81 ($1,500 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em)
Indian pro Nikita Luther stormed into Day 2 of the event as the chip leader with a stack of 538,500 (215 big blinds). By the end of Day 2, Luther left the felts securing the 13th place for prize money of $3,584 (~₹2.45 Lakhs).
Event 82 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack)
Six Indians made it to Day 2 among a field of 1,591 entries. This group was led by Kalyan Chakravarthy with a stack of 1,174,000 (73 big blinds).
The remaining five included Karan Radia (778,000 – 49 big blinds), Himmat Singh (726,000 – 45 big blinds), Kunal Punjwani (705,000 – 44 big blinds), Goonjan Mall (266,000 – 17 big blinds), and Sachidananda Sivakumar (102,000 – 6 big blinds).
Only eight finalists remained in the action among a total of 357 players, and two Indians remained in the fray- Kunal Punjwani (15,500,000-31 big blinds) & Kalyan Chakravarthy (9,925,000-20 big blinds).
Others who finished in the money were Goonjan Mall (19th for $17,063 – ₹11.69 Lakhs), Himmat Singh (120th for $3,654 – ₹2.50 Lakhs), Young Gun Karan Radia (209th for $2,911 – ₹1.99 Lakhs) and Sachidananda Sivakumar (253rd for $2,911 – ₹1.99 Lakhs).
Eventually, two of our representatives at the event were eliminated after reaching the FT. Chakravarthy secured the 8th place for $56,850 (~₹39 Lakhs) and Punjwani finished at 7th place for $74,401 (~₹51 Lakhs).
Event #85 ($3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed)
A total of 173 players charged towards Day 2 among which is Indian poker pro Vikram Kumar (41,200- 26 big blinds).
The lone survivor, Vikram Kumar ended his run in the event posting his career-first WSOP score finishing at 50th place for $6,392 (₹4.38 Lakhs).
Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty
Day 4 ended with three Indians finishing in the money namely Minissha Lamba (64th for $2,266 – ₹1.55 Lakhs), Aditya Sushant (113th for $1,551 – ₹1.06 Lakhs) and Kunal Patni (132nd for $1,469 – ₹1.05 Lakhs).
Event #80 ($1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em Pot-Limit Omaha)
Day 3 of the event saw two Indians finishing in the money- Yasheel Doddanavar (121st for $2,521 – ₹1.73 Lakhs) and Akshay Nasa (175th for $2,260 – ₹1.55 Lakhs).
Event #84 (The Closer – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em)
Day 1B saw a field of 724 players whittling down to 45 survivors. A group of six Indians was seen in the action. However, only Abhinav Iyer survived to enter Day 2 with a stack of 782,000 (49 big blinds).
While Nishant Sharma (74th for $2,530 – ₹1.73 Lakhs) made it to the money, Dhaval Mudgal, Paawan Bansal, and Raghav Bansal left empty-handed.
Kalyan Chakravarthy entered Day 2 with a stack of 493,000 (31 big blinds) on Day 1C.
Three other Indians who made it to Day 2 were Siddharth Mundada (433,000 – 27 big blinds), Himmat Singh (63,000 – 4 big blinds) and Shashank Jain (53,000 – 3 big blinds).
Day 2 of the event was wiped out by India’s Abhinav Iyer who became India’s first-ever solo WSOP gold bracelet winner. He posted his career-best score of $565,346 (~₹3.87 Crores).
There were four other Indian’s who made it to the money namely, Siddharth Mundada (73rd for $5,956 – ₹4.08 Lakhs), Kalyan Chakravarthy (98th for $4,401 – ₹3.01 Lakhs), Himmat Singh (176th for $3,500 – ₹2.39 Lakhs) and Shashank Jain (239th for $3,500 – ₹2.39 Lakhs).
Event #86 ($10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed)
Day 2 of the event saw 113 players, a field which later shrunk down to 16 players. Headlining this group is Indian-origin player, Anuj Agarwal who will be entering Day 3 with a massive stack of 2,171,000 (109 big blinds).
There were only 6 survivors on Day 3 among which was Indian-origin pro Anuj Agarwal with a stack of 4,350,000.
Day 4 witnessed Agarwal destroying the felts. He won his first WSOP bracelet and went home with staggering prize money worth $630,747 (₹4.34 Crore).
Event #89 ($5,000 No-Limit Hold ‘em Turbo)
Team India’s pro, Yasheel Doddanavar secured 54th place in a field of 608 players. Doddanavar walked away with a cash prize worth $10,382 (~₹7.14 Lakhs).
WSOP 2019 rolled out impressively well, especially for the Indian cadre who had some major deep runs. Several of them have had a chance to post their first WSOP scores and headlining this achieving group is Abhinav Iyer, India’s first solo WSOP gold bracelet winner!