The Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) ₹j100K High Roller had a smashing opening on Friday evening. The event logged in 118 entries and when the clock was paused, only 33 among them bagged a stack for Day 2. Ending the day in pole position was PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja.
Ahuja has only two days back, taken down the series-opener, 10K Kick-Off. Though he wasn’t one of the early entrants, Ahuja treaded an upward climb all through the day to bag a monster stack of 601,000.
Trailing Ahuja in chips is another seasoned pro Raghav Bansal (460,000) while stable-mate Rohit Mishra (454,500) rounds out the top three stacks.
PokerBaazi also had a strong showing in the event with PokerBaazi Team Pro Abhishek Rathod (420,000) and PokerBaazi CEO Navkiran Singh (410,500) both carrying big stacks to Day 2. We also saw former BPT champions Gokul Krishna (261,500) and Rohit Jinwal (132,500), as well as two more PokerGuru Ambassadors Ashish Munot (274,000) and Ankit Wadhawan (105,000), secure their berth on Day 2.
Day 2 will resume at Level 16 with the blinds at 2,500/5,000 and ante 5,000. With registrations open till the start of Level 17, the field is likely to expand further.
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1
1. Ashish Ahuja – 601,000
2. Raghav Bansal – 460,000
3. Rohit Mishra – 454,500
4. Abhishek Rathod – 420,000
5. Navkiran Singh – 410,500
6. Anmol Mehta – 349,000
7. Rajat Sharma – 343,500
8. Vivek Rughani – 323,000
9. Krishna Kumar – 297,000
10. Ashish Munot – 274,000