WSOP 2019 Daily Spotlight – July 10

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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly July 11, 2019
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In this daily feature, we will bring you the key highlights of the 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) to keep you abreast with the ongoings at the ‘World’s Biggest Poker Festival.’

July 10 saw Team India in action in several ongoing bracelet events, but the showstopper undoubtedly was PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved‘s spectacular run in the $10K Main Event. Ved along with Yudhishter Jaswal and Akshay Nasa had entered Day 5 of the Main Event, and while Jaswal (261st for $43,935 – ₹30.03 Lakhs) and Nasa (307th for $38,240 – ₹26.14 Lakhs) fell out of contention before the end of the day’s play, Ved bulldozed his way through to Day 6 with the 43rd biggest stack of 5,085,000 (51 big blinds). With a minimum payout of $59,295 (₹40.53 Lakhs) awaiting all the 106 Day 5 survivors on Day 6, Ved is already assured a better finish than last year.

India’s lone female bracelet winner Nikita Luther too seems to be on the hunt for a second gold bracelet. She topped the 51 Day 1 survivors in the 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only event with a stack of 538,500 (215 big blinds) . Luther had come excruciatingly close to winning her first-ever WPT title in Zynga Poker WPT500 Las Vegas a few weeks ago, but lost out to Ben Farrell, ultimately finishing runner-up for $109,300 (~₹75.32 Lakhs). Bagging the top stack in an event flooded with bracelet winners, Luther seems eager to redeem her earlier title miss, with a brand-new shiny gold bracelet!

Another event that featured a healthy number of Indians was the $1.5K Mixed NLHE PLO, where five Indians led by Yasheel Doddanavar (171,500 – 107 big blinds) made it through to Day 2.

Team India Chip Count For Day 2 in the $1.5K Mixed NLHE PLO

PlayerChip Count
Yasheel Doddanavar 171,500
Akshay Nasa 138,600
Vikram Kumar136,000
Kunal Patni 122,900
Nishant Sharma47,600

The seven Indians who had made Day 3 in the $1,111 Little One for One Drop saw their runs come to an end. Rahul Byrraju was the top scorer as he cracked into the top 100, finishing 95th for $5,263 (~₹3.59 Lakhs).

Team India Cashes in the Little One for One Drop

PlayerFinishPrize Money
Rahul Byrraju95th$5,263 - ₹3.59 Lakhs
Vivek Rughani 139th$4,521 - ₹3.09 Lakhs
Ashish Ahuja153rd$4,521 - 3.09 Lakhs
Madhav Gupta 217th$3,916 - ₹2.67 Lakhs
Aditya Systla313th$3,014 - ₹2.06 Lakhs
Ashish Kasaraneni320th$3,014 - ₹2.06 Lakhs
Sanjay Sharma 373rd$2,678 - ₹1.83 Lakhs
Kunal Punjwani468th$2,400 - ₹1.64 Lakhs
Raghav Bansal671st$1,692 - ₹1.15 Lakhs

Also, Minissha Lamba (64th for $2,266 – ₹1.55 Lakhs), Aditya Sushant (113th for $1,551 – ₹1.06 Lakhs) and Kunal Patni (132nd place for $1,469 – ₹1.05 Lakhs) picked up scores in the $1.5K PLO Bounty.

The only bracelet event to crown a champion on July 10 was the $50K Final Fifty event where Danny Tang claimed his first-ever gold bracelet, along with $1,608,406 in prize money.


Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship – Day 5

After five levels of play, only 106 players remained from the start-of-day field of 354 runners. Out of the three Indians who had carried their stacks to Day 5, only Kartik Ved is left in the running.

PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved has successfully eclipsed his own personal best score of $57,010 (~₹39.20 Lakhs) for his 128th place finish in last year’s Main Event. He cruised through the Day 5 proceedings and progressed to Day 6 with the 43rd biggest stack of 5,085,000 (51 big blinds).

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved

Yudhishter Jaswal and Akshay Nasa were the two other Indian players who had made it to Day 5 in the Main Event but hit the rail before the bags were brought out. Jaswal finished 261st for $43,935 (~₹30.03 Lakhs), while Nasa placed 307th for $38,240 (~₹26.14 Lakhs).

Timothy Su (19,235,000 – 192 big blinds) emerged as the end-of-day chip leader.

Timothy Su
Timothy Su

Read the complete report here


Event #81: $1,500 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1

Hosted explicitly for players who have already won the prestigious gold bracelet, the 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only event was sure to attract some of the most prominent names in the business. Day 1 pulled in a total of 143 entrants and India’s only female bracelet winner, Nikita Luther, captured the chip lead among 51 survivors. Luther will return for Day 2 with a massive stack of 538,500 (215 big blinds).

Nikita Luther
Nikita Luther

Meanwhile, Michael Gagliano (354,000 – 142 big blinds) and Yuval Bronshtein (277,000 – 111 big blinds), rounded out the top three stacks at the end of Day 1.

Read the complete report here


Event #80: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em Pot-Limit Omaha – Day 1

Day 1 of Event #80: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha drew 1,251 entries, which reduced to 340 runners by the time play had culminated for the day.

A group of five Indians advanced to Day 2, namely, Yasheel Doddanavar (171,500 – 107 big blinds), Akshay Nasa (138,600 – 87 big blinds), PokerGuru Staking’s Vikram Kumar (136,000 – 85 big blinds), Kunal Patni (122,900 – 77 big blinds) and Nishant Sharma (47,600 – 30 big blinds). In fact, Nasa jumped straight into the $1.5K Mixed NLHE PLO after busting Day 5 of the Main Event.

Yasheel Doddanavar
Yasheel Doddanavar

Corey Wright (332,500 – 208 big blinds) bagged the chip lead at the end of Day 1.


Event #75: $1000 +$111 Little One for One Drop – Day 3

48 runners out of the 412 who had participated in Day 3 of the $1,111 Little One for One Drop advanced to Day 4. Sadly, Team India’s run at the series came to an end with all seven challengers on Day 3 busting out before the day’s proceedings had wrapped up.

Rahul Byrraju (95th for $5,263 – ₹3.59 Lakhs) was the last member of the Indian squad to be eliminated. Other Indians who finished in the money included Vivek Rughani (139th for $4,521 – ₹3.09 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja (153rd for $4,521 – ₹3.09 Lakhs), PokerGuru Staking’s Madhav Gupta (217th for $3,916 – ₹2.67 Lakhs), Aditya Systla (313th for $3,014 – ₹2.06 Lakhs), Ashish Kasaraneni (320th for $3,014 – ₹2.06 Lakhs) and Sanjay Sharma (373rd for $2,678 – ₹1.83 Lakhs).

Rahul Byrraju

Mike Dentale (13,400,000 – 84 big blinds) was the only player to accumulate 13 Million in chips and is the overnight chip leader coming into Day 4.

Mike Dentale

Read the complete report here


Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty – Day 2

Out of the 247 player who returned for Day 2 was a trio of Indians, led by former bracelet winner Aditya Sushant who held the 25th biggest stack of 215,300 (134 big blinds), along with Kunal Patni (173,900 – 108 big blinds) and Minissha Lamba (100,700 – 63 big blinds).

All three Indians saw their respective runs come to an end on Day 2. Lamba topped the trio, finishing 64th for $2,266 (~₹1.55 Lakhs), while Sushant placed 113th for $1,551 (~₹1.06 Lakhs) and Patni exited in 132nd place for $1,469 (~₹1.05 Lakhs).

Minissha Lamba

Japanese pro Kazuhiko Yotsushika dominated the pole position with a stack of 2,148,000 (134 big blinds) and will lead the 42 Day 2 survivors to Day 3 later tonight.

Kazuhiko Yotsushika

Read the complete report here


Event #90: $50,000 Final Fifty No-Limit Hold’em – Day 3

Hong Kong’s Danny Tang outlasted a field of 123 entries to clinch his career-first WSOP gold bracelet in the $50K Final Fifty event. He bested Sam Soverel heads-up to bank a whopping $1,608,406 in first-place prize money.

Danny Tang
Danny Tang

Read the complete report here


Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Day 2

Hungarian high roller Andras Nemeth (2,895,000 – 145 big blinds) bagged the biggest stack among the 14 Day 2 survivors in the $3K NLHE event. David Gonzalez (2,185,000 – 109 big blinds), Jonas Mackoff (2,125,000 – 106 big blinds), and David Dibernardi (1,050,000 – 53 big blinds) are some notables still in contention.

Andras Nemeth
Andras Nemeth

Content & Images Courtesy: World Series of Poker

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