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Team India had a great day at the felts on June 11. While Young Gun Abhinav Iyer juggernaut his way into Day 3 of the Marathon, six Indians, led by Yudhishter Jaswal, also carried their stacks to Day 2 of Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
Day 1 of the event saw a total of 2,477 entries being logged in, and after 10 hours of gruelling play, only 346 were still left standing in the fray. Among the survivors were a group six Indians headlined by Jaswal (207,000), followed by Paawan Bansal (176,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja (126,500), Nipun Java (55,000), Muskan Sethi (50,000) and Aditya Sushant (45,500).
PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved, PokerStars India Team pro Aditya Agarwal and Dhaval Mudgal had also participated in the event. Ved finished in the money, placing 348th for $1,500 (~₹1.04 Lakhs), while Agarwal and Mudgal hit the rail empty-handed.
One half of 2018’s $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em champion – Giuseppe Pantaleo (498,000) emerged as the overnight chip leader at the end of Day 1 and will lead the 246 survivors on Day 2 which is slated to begin later tonight.
Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Day 1
A large battalion of Indians was seen gunning through Day 1 of Event #28: $1,000 NLHE. While half a dozen challengers were successful in carrying their fight to Day 2, PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved missed qualifying for Day 2 by a whisker and was one of the last eliminations on Day 1. He did manage to cross the money line and collected $1,500 (~₹1.04 Lakhs) for exiting in 348th place.
The husband-wife duo of Yudhishter Jaswal and PokerStars India Team pro Muskan Sethi were both seen in action. While Jaswal bagged a stack of 207,000, which was the biggest among the Indian contingent, Sethi, in comparison, had a relatively more volatile day. She fired her first bullet early on in the day but busted out during level 14. She jumped into the action soon after that and wrapped up the day with a below-average stack of 50,000.
She kept us updated on her progress on Twitter.
— Muskan Sethi (@muskaansethi) June 12, 2019
Four more Indians also bagged chips for Day 2 – Paawan Bansal (176,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja (126,500), Nipun Java (55,000) and Aditya Sushant (45,500).
Java kept tweeting his progress.
— Nipun Java (@nipunjava) June 11, 2019
Bagged 11bb in the Wsop 1k. Day2 tom at noon
— Nipun Java (@nipunjava) June 12, 2019
Sethi’s fellow PokerStars India Team pro Aditya Agarwal and 2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event champion Dhaval Mudgal were both seen in action on Day 1 but failed to advance to Day 2.
Agarwal kept his fans aware of his progress via Twitter.
— Aditya Agarwal (@AdiAgarwal_int) June 11, 2019
88 vs tT vs aj to bust, might jump back in, post dinner #WSOP2019
— Aditya Agarwal (@AdiAgarwal_int) June 12, 2019
The Indian-origin players who also made the cut for Day 2 include Talesh Patel (123,000), Gaurav Raina (91,500), Vinny Pahuja (79,000) and Sasidhar Bobba (48,500).
Nikita Luther’s Tag Team partner from last year – Giuseppe Pantaleo claimed the pole position with a stack of 498,000. He will be leading the 346 survivors to Day 2 later today.
Top 10 Chip Counts At the End of Day 1
1. Giuseppe Pantaleo – 498,000
2. Steven Mcnally – 442,500
3. Yang Zhang – 418,500
4. Michael Farrow – 418,500
5. Quan Zhou – 400,000
6. Iaron Lightbourne – 398,000
7. Wayne Blodwell – 373,000
8. Daniel Zack – 372,500
9. Jacob Naumann – 370,500
10. Paul Paris – 370,000
Content & Images Courtesy: World Series of Poker
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