WPT India: Armaan Kochhar in Pole Position With 48 Remaining in the ₹100K High Roller

Armaan Kochhar Chip Leads Day 1 of 2019 WPT India 100K High Roller
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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly October 21, 2019
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The ₹100K High Roller got going at 7 PM on Sunday, October 20. One of the marquee events at the 2019 World Poker Tour (WPT) India, the High Roller logged in 97 entries on Day 1, with late registrations still open for the first two levels today. Kalyan Chakravarthy had topped a field of 142 entries at this event last year to win ₹37.53 Lakhs.

Following 10 levels of play last night, the field was reduced to 48 runners who were successful in carrying their stacks through to Day 2. Bagging the most massive stack of them all was Armaan Kochhar (cover image) who will enter Day 2 with 165,500 in chips. Known primarily as an online player, Kochhar has only one recorded live cash to his name and that too dating back to 2014 – a 38th place finish in Event #5 – €330 Barcelona Poker Cup at EPT 11 for €1,950.

The next top stacks for Day 2 belong to Pavan Garapati (165,300) and the ₹7K Ship IT event seventh-place finisher, Sanjay Sharma (160,000).

The other notables who have made it through to Day 2 are PokerStars India Team pro Muskan Sethi (139,300), PokerBaazi Team pro Abhishek Rathod (111,700), the 2018 WPT India Main Event champion Nikunj Jhunjhunwala (97,500), Raman Gujral (97,300), Adda52 Team pro Kunal Patni (94,200), along with WSOP bracelet winners Aditya Sushant (85,900) and Abhinav Iyer (58,400).

Day 2 starts at 2 PM today.

 

Day 1 Recap

On the penultimate day of action, the 2019 WPT India series flagged off the biggest buy-in tournament on the schedule, the ₹100K High Roller. The popular event registered 97 entries on Sunday, again a relatively slow start for the marquee event that had logged in 142 entries last year.

Day 1 played out 10 levels before the bags were brought by which time only 48 players were left standing. Armaan Kochhar emerged as the end-of-day chip leader with a stack of 165,500.

Armaan Kochhar
Armaan Kochhar

The field is crowded with a plethora of well-known names such as PokerStars India Team pro Muskan Sethi (139,300), PokerBaazi Team pro Abhishek Rathod (111,700), 2018 WPT India Main Event champion Nikunj Jhunjhunwala (97,500), Raman Gujral (97,300), Adda52 Team pro Kunal Patni (94,200), BPT Main Event champion Bharat Kumar (86,300), 2017 WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant (85,900), Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal (76,200), Raghav Bansal (72,800), Bollywood actor Minissha Lamba (70,100), Abhishek Goindi (69,200), 2019 WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer (58,400), Meherzad Munsaf (35,500) and Vaibhav Sharma (32,900).

Young Gun Ujjwal Narwal has had a busy weekend. On Saturday, he had final tabled the Shit IT tournament shortly after bagging the end of Day 1B chip lead in the Main Event. He entered Day 2 on Sunday as the start of play chip leader but fell out before the money bubble. The early exit opened up a window of opportunity for Narwal to jump into the High Roller, which he did and has advanced to Day 2.

 

Ujjwal Narwal
Ujjwal Narwal

The 48 survivors from Day 1 will return for Day 2 at 2 PM, with late registrations open till the start of level 13.

End of Day 1 Chip Counts

PlayerChip Counts
Armaan Kochhar
165,500
Pavan Garapati
165,300
Sanjay Sharma
160,000
Muskan Sethi
139,300
Pradeep Sharma
138,800
Karan Kapur
138,500
Guneet Kwatra
129,000
Kuang Hung Lee
120,300
Abhishek Rathod
111,700
Aditya GS
110,600
Charu Vikram Kaushik
106,500
Rohan Bhasin
101,300
Nikunj Jhunjhunwala
97,500
Raman Gujral
97,300
Manish Gandhi
95,300
Kunal Patni
94,200
Shawn Chatterton
93,400
Sumit Sapra
89,100
Bharat Kumar
86,300
Aditya Sushant
85,900
Akash Malik
85,100
Somashekar KM
83,600
Anshul Rajput
78,100
Rajnish Kumar
76,500
Ujjwal Narwal
76,200
Raghav Bansal
72,800
Minissha Lamba
70,100
Abhishek Goindi
69,200
Nitish Gupta
68,700
Asif Anis
68,000
Asheque Elahi
66,100
Jyoti Ranjan Nayar
64,800
Abshay Jain
63,600
Nikhil Kedia
62,000
Ashish Kasaraneni
60,400
Yudhishter Jaswal
60,300
Abhinav Iyer
58,400
Sriharsha Doddapaneni54,300
Abhay Kumar Bokadia
44,300
Yogesh Choudhary
42,500
Yasheel Doddanavar40,500
Vikaash Shah
40,000
Meherzad Munsaf
35,500
Vaibhav Sharma
32,900
Pavan Jain
29,200
Roshan Rodrigues
22,300
Samay Parikh
18,700
Vijay Reddy
15,200

Content & Images Courtesy: Online Poker News, India

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