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Young Gun Abhinav Iyer’s extraordinary run at the 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) has continued as he became the only Indian contender to carry his stack forward to Day 3 of the $2,620 NLHE Marathon.
Day 2 of the event had kicked off with 467 survivors in the Miranda Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Five levels were played over nearly 15 hours, which witnessed 279 eliminations, bringing the field down to 188 runners.
Among those eliminated were a group of five Indians – Sriharsha Doddapaneni, Raghav Bansal, Nishant Sharma, Aditya Sushant, and Paawan Bansal, while Iyer was the only challengers to make it through to Day 3. He is presently placed among the top 30 stacks in the field with 270,400 in chips.
David Coleman bagged the overnight chip lead with a stack of 651,200. With the top 163 places assured a min-cash of $3,928 (₹2.72 Lakhs), the race to finish in the money will undoubtedly intensify.
Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em Marathon – Day 2
Young Gun Abhinav Iyer kicked off his day seated alongside poker powerhouses like Denys Shafikov, Chad Eveslage, and Bertrand Grospellier. Iyer has already posted two deep runs in this year’s series, notably in the Millionaire Maker (274th for $6,657 – ~₹4.62 Lakhs) and the BIG 50 (1,982nd for $1,258 – ₹87,531). He seems poised to post yet another big score at the series having made Day 3 with a stack of 270,400 – he holds the 23rd biggest stack among the 188 survivors.
Five other Indians, namely Sriharsha Doddapaneni, Raghav Bansal, Nishant Sharma, Aditya Sushant, and Paawan Bansal, had all made the cut for Day 2, but failed to progress any further in the event.
Anuj Kwatra (171,000), Mohsin Charania (68,900) and Vinod Vangimalla (34,000), were the Indian-origin players who qualified for Day 3.
David Coleman (651,200), Morten Mortensen (524,500) and Timothy Miles (483,400) round up the top three stacks at the end of Day 2.
Top 10 Chip Counts At the End of Day 2
1. David Coleman – 651,200
2. Morten Mortensen – 524,500
3. Timothy Miles – 483,400
4. Ioannis Angelou Konstas – 399,900
5. Joseph Liberta – 386,300
6. Ian Matakis – 379,400
7. Tuan Phan – 346,000
8. Stoyan Obreshkov – 340,000
9. Mladen Nincevic – 325,500
10. Christopher Ma – 318,700
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