Baazi Poker Tour: Gangadhar Raaj Tops 30 Survivors on Main Event Day 1D, Prabhat Mukherjea to Start as Day 2 Chip Leader

Gangadhar Raj leads 30 from Day 1D of Main Event
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  • Namita Ghosh October 12, 2019
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Total no.of. entries – 120

No. of players remaining – 30

Level 14 (Blinds 3,000/6,000, Ante 6,000)

All four starting flights of the Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) ₹50K Main Event are now done with and what a turnout it was! The last of the starting flights followed a turbo format with 120 entries being registered in total. This was a final chance for players eliminated on previous flights and even Day 1C that was running alongside to enter this massive event.

Day 1D started a good six hours after Day 1C at 9 pm and with 20-minute levels, the action was unsurprisingly crazy – some players went buck firing multiple bullets just to bag a stack for Day 2! End of the day only 30 among them could realize this dream of reaching Day 2 with Gangadhar Raaj bagging the largest stack of all. 35-year-old Raaj, who is a software professional and was part of the team that developed the software for partypoker, has no previous recorded live cashes to his name. He started playing poker only 10 months back, and this is the first live tournament series that he has attended. Raaj had popped his live score cherry earlier in the series with a ninth-place finish in ₹15K Kick-Off for ₹85,200 and is neatly placed to add another score to his resume having bagged a very respectable 254,500 in chips for Day 2.

Close behind Raaj is the Adda52 Team Pro Kunal Patni (228,500) with Rajesh Singh (206,000) placed third in chips.

The end-of-day tally is replete with familiar names like Pranav Bang (172,000), Ankit Jajodia (166,000), Armaan Kochhar (148,000), Muskan Sethi (139,500), Ujjwal Minocha (125,000), Akshay Nasa (120,500), Wilson Yomso (104,000), Varun Gupta (85,000), Romit Advani (74,500) and Vikram ‘Lungi Kumar (66,500).

A total of 91* survivors (3 players bagged twice) from all four starting flights will be coming together at 3 pm later today to play down to the final nine. The one player who is literally dominating the field at the moment is Day 1A (Online) chip leader Prabhat Kiran ‘Miracle; Mukherjea. He will be entering Day 2 as a massive chip leader holding 722,851 in chips – a good distance ahead of his closest competitor, Day 1C chip leader Neel Joshi (566,000) and Day 1B chip leader Gagandeep Malik (545,000).

End of Day 1D Chip Counts

PlayerChip Count
Gangadhar Raj254,500
Kunal Patni228,500
Rajesh Singh206,000
Binit Saraf199,500
Nikhil U193,500
Himanshu Laul187,500
Pranav Bang172,000
Ankit Jajodia166,000
Vishal Singh165,000
Armaan Kochhar148,000
Muskan Sethi139,500
Govardhan R137,000
Ujjwal Minocha125,000
Akshay Nasa120,500
Pankaj Kothari110,000
Wilson Yomso104,000
Nitin Arora89,000
Vinay B86,500
Varun Gupta85,000
Kanishka Upreti79,000
Divyank Prasoon75,000
Romit Advani74,500
Siddharth Kripalani74,000
Deepak Singh73,000
Rajesh Rajpopat72,000
Vikram Kumar
66,500
Chirag Sodha56,500
Jeeran Jain49,500
Phanindra Akkina39,500
Abhijith23,500

Start of Day 2 Chip Counts

PlayerChip Count
Prabhat Mukherjea
723,000
Neel Joshi
566,000
Gagandeep Malik
545,000
Anant Purohit
467,000
Dhaval Mudgal
459,000
Vivek Rughani
416,000
Pranav Bagai
381,000
Devang Yadav
370,000
Abhinav Iyer
358,000
Abhishek Goindi
334,000
Akanksha Singh
329,000
Nehal Kumar Agarwal
317,000
Haider Madraswala
311,000
Ashish Munot
296,000
Tarun Guwalani
278,000
Arsh Grover
266,000
Vasim Rozani
256,000
Gangadhar Raaj
254,500
Manish Gandhi
252,000
Alok Birewar
247,000
Deep Patel
240,000
Bharat Sude
239,000
Maria Kirloskar
238,000
Kanav Parwal
236,000
Kunal Patni
228,500
Ragesh
225,000
Rajat Jain
219,000
Rajesh Singh
206,000
Nitesh Baliyan
204,000
Vipul Tiwari
204,000
Siddharth S
200,000
Binit Saraf
199,500
Kanchan Sharma
195,000
Nikhil U
193,500
Himanshu Laul
187,500
Madhav Gupta
184,000
Parvathaneni Gokul Krishna
178,000
Sumit Sapra
177,000
Pranav Bang
172,000
Nadeem Basha
169,000
Ankit Jajodia
166,000
Ratul Steves
166,000
Bhuvan Bansal
165,000
Vishal Singh
165,000
Gaurav Kalra
157,000
Nikhil Arora
150,000
Armaan Kochhar
148,000
Vinod Megalmani
148,000
Soham Pal
146,000
Yudhishttir Singh
145,000
Vineet Kumar
143,000
Nishant Sharma
142,000
Muskan Sethi
139,500
Ashutosh Balodhi
138,000
Govardhan R
137,000
R Sridhar
136,000
Avinit Bagri
130,000
Sahil Agarwal
130,000
Ujjwal Minocha
125,000
Sam Anand
124,000
Akshay Nasa
120,500
Kartik Ved
120,000
Vivek Mahesshwari
120,000
Vinayak Bajaj
118,000
Hitesh Batra
110,000
Pankaj Kothari
110,000
Ayush Garg
106,000
Wilson Yomso
104,000
Raghav Bansal
103,000
Shashwat Jain
99,000
Sahil Luthra
90,000
Nitin Arora
89,000
Vinay B
86,500
Varun Gupta
85,000
Archit Khandelwal
80,000
Kanishka Upreti
79,000
Divyank Prasoon
75,000
Romit Advani
74,500
Siddharth Kripalani
74,000
Deepak Singh
73,000
Rajesh Rajpopat
72,000
Gautam Kaul
68,000
Vikram Kumar
66,500
Naresh Veeravalli
60,000
Chirag Sodha
56,500
Ashit Sharma
56,000
Jeeran Jain
49,500
Phanindra Akkina
39,500
Myron Pereira
25,000
Abhijith
23,500
Sumit Warraich
12,000

 

Day 1D Concludes, 30 Players Make Day 2

Time: 2:25, Level 14 (Blinds 3,000/6,000, Ante 6,000)

Day 1D of the Main Event is over, leaving 30 survivors who have progressed to Day 2. The chip counts are being compiled and the end of day chip counts will be updated shortly.

 

Ujjwal Minocha Goes All-In

Time: 2:20, Level 14 (Blinds 3,000/6,000, Ante 6,000)

In the last level of the night, Ujjwal Minocha spun his stack up with a preflop all-in move from UTG+1 for 55,000. Two players folded but Wilson Yomso flat-called.

Ujjwal Minocha

Wilson Yomso

The runout was the and Minocha took it down with aces and fives.

 

A Big One for Pranav Bang

Time: 1:52, Level 13 (Blinds 2,000/4,000, Ante 4,000)

One of the most active tables on Day 1D had the likes of Muskan Sethi, Vikram ‘Lungi’ Kumar, Yohan Patel, Kunal Patni and Pranav Bang jostling each other`s chips.

In the latest hand on this table, we saw Patni open from the button and Bang defended his big blind. On the flop , Patni led out for 5,000 and Bang called. The turn saw Patni c-bet 14,000 and Bang once again called. On the river Patni made it 26,000 and Bang check-raised it to 80,000, sending Patni deep into the tank. The clock had to be called on him but after much thought, Patni ultimately called. Bang tables and scooped the sizeable pot while Patni threw his cards in the muck.

 

Ashish Ahuja Eiminated by Yohan Patel

Time: 00:14, Level 8 (Blinds 600/1,200, Ante 1,200)

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja lost a big pot and ended up hitting the rail in the next hand. The action opened with Yohan Patel opening from the UTG for 3,000 and Ahuja called from the small blind. The big blind folded and the flop fell where Ahuja checked and Patel raised to 12,000. The turn was the and Patel shoved all-in. Ahuja made the call with and Patel turned over for a superior set, making the river a mere formality. Just like that, Ahuja was eliminated from the Main Event.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

 

Yohan Patel On the Rise

Time: 23:55, Level 8 (Blinds 600, 1,200)

Another preflop all-in showdown was witnessed where Yohan Patel clashed with a player who three-bet from UTG+1 with 3,000. Patel shoved all-in from the small blind. Patel’s rival called with and Patel showed . The board ran out and Patel’s pair of queens won him the pot.

Yohan Patel
Yohan Patel

 

Assorted Chip Counts After the Second Break

Time: 23.40, Level 7 (Blinds 500/1,000, Ante 1,000)

Here is a list of some of the notable stacks after the second break.

PlayerChip Count
Mahavir Jain95,000
RG90,000
Wilson Yomso87,000
Mukesh Surana80,000
Shravan Chhabria67,000
Romit Advani60,000
Rajesh Singh60,000
Varun Gupta60,000
Samay Parikh55,000
Ali53,000
Nitin Arora42,500
Siddharth Kripalani41,000
Sajal Gupta40,000
Arjun Dhingra32,000
Akash Gupta29,700
Jaideep Sazwan29,300
Anil Adiani20,000
Shagun Jain20,000
Aditya Sushant19,200

 

Day 1D (Turbo) Garners 120 Entries

Time: 23.40, Level 7 (Blinds 500/1,000, Ante 1,000)

After the end of Level 7, players went on a 20-minute break. We caught some of the players including Eka Vedantham, and Amit Saraf registering for a final attempt in the Main Event.

Day 1C logged in 193 entries and Day 1D has registered a total of 120 entries, taking the final field size of the Main Event to 567. The prize pool collected is ₹2.69 Crores and payouts to be announced soon, so stay tuned.

 

Amit Saraf Eliminated Minutes Before The Break

Time: 23:35, Level 7 (Blinds 500/1,000, Ante 1,000)

Minutes before the second break of the night, we witnessed the elimination of Amit Saraf in a preflop all-in showdown. Saraf made it 2,000 from the UTG. Two players called and the player on the cutoff raised for 6,800 and Saraf moved all-in with . Saraf’s rival had and he hit two-pair on the board.

 

Dinesh Singh Loses Some to Kunal Patni

Time: 22.32 PM, Level 4 (Blinds 200/400, Ante 400)

We witnessed interesting action over on one of the tables where Chirag Sodha opened from UTG+1 for 1,000 and two players flat-called before Dinesh Singh made it 3,500 from the hijack. Kunal Patni led out 8,900 from the cutoff and the action folded to Singh who made the call. After the flop Patni bet 6,100 and Singh called. On the turn, Patni jammed, inducing a fold from Singh.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

 

Assorted Chip Counts After the First Break

Time: 22:10, Level 4 (200/400, Ante 400)

Given here are some of the notable chip counts after the first break.

PlayerChip Count
Ujjwal Minocha52,000
Amit Saraf45,700
Himanshu Dewan35,800
Rajat Sharma35,000
Rajat Dhingra29,700
Yohan Patel27,000
Deepak Singh26,100
Sandeep Varma19,500

 

Prashanth Sekar Loses To Abhinav Garg In A Classic Cooler

Time: 21:50, Level 3 (Blinds 100/200, Ante 200)

Prashanth Sekar just lost a big pot to Abhinav Garg where UTG re-raised for 500. Sekar who was on UTG+1 3-bet for 1,600 holding . The action folded to big blind Garg who four-bet for 5,100 with . The UTG folded but Sekar jammed for 28,300 and was called by Garg. The board bricked Sekar whose cowboys lost to Garg’s aces.

Prashanth Sekar
Prashanth Sekar

 

₹50K Main Event Day 1D (Turbo) Feature Table Live Stream

Time: 21:25, Level 2 (Blinds 100/200, Ante 200)

The feature table for Day 1D (Turbo) is being live- streamed with a 15-minute minute delay. Watch the action below:

 

Welcome to the Live Coverage of the 2019 Baazi Poker Tour – ₹50K Main Event Day 1D (Turbo)

Time: 21:15, Level 1 (Blinds 100/100)

The last and the final starting flight of the ₹50K Main Event- Day 1D has begun! The flight has a turbo format and features fourteen 20-minute levels so we can expect to see some fast-paced action. In just over the past 15 minutes, the participation count has gone up to 33, with many notable regulars who have fired at least a single bullet on earlier starting flights, including Kunal Patni, Anil Adiani, Jayjit Ray, Shagun Jain, Shashank Jain, Sanat Mehrotra, Abhijeet Shetty, RG, Yohan Patel, Zarvan Tumboli, Prashanth Sekar, Rajat Sharma, Romit Advani and Jaideep Dawer seen seated on the tables.

Registration will close before the start of Level 8 and PokerGuru will be bringing you regular updates of the action!

*NOTE: The total survivors entering Day 2 is 91 and not 94 as reported erroneously.

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