WSOP 2019: Rahul Byrraju Headlines 7 Indians Scores on Day 3 of Little One For One Drop

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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly July 11, 2019
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Team India’s run in Event #75: $1000 +$111 Little One for One Drop came to an end on Day 3 as the seven Indians, who had advanced from Day 2, were all eliminated before the day’s play had concluded. High stakes cash game regular Rahul Byrraju ran the deepest, finishing 95th for $5,263 (~₹3.59 Lakhs). A total of nine Indian cashes were registered in the $1,111 Little One for One Drop.


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


Out of the 412 participants who had made their way to Day 3, only 48 remained after the nine levels of scheduled play had concluded. Leading the charge for Day 4, which is expected to be the final day of the event, is Mike Dentale who secured the biggest stack of 13,400,000 (84 big blinds). The 48 survivors will return for the final day of play at 1 PM (Pacific Time Zone) on July 11, with the plan to play all the way down to a champion.


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

Among the 412 entrants who had returned for Day 3 were a group of seven Indians. Following 15 hours of intense poker action, the field whittled down to 48 runners, even as Team India’s run at the event came to an end.

Rahul Byrraju, who was leading the seven Indians to Day 3 with 937,000 (59 big blinds) in chips, was the last man to fall from the Indian battalion. He managed to crack into the top 100, finishing 95th for $5,263 (~₹3.59 Lakhs). This is Byrraju’s second score at this year’s series, with his previous score coming in Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em where he finished 937th for $1,729 (~₹1.19 Lakhs).

Rahul Byrraju
Rahul Byrraju

Another breakout performer at last year’s WSOP Main Event, Vivek Rughani had jumped in this event, following his elimination from the ongoing Main Event. He fared much better in the $1,111 Little One for One Drop, eventually pocketing $4,521 (~₹3.09 Lakhs) for a 139th place finish. This was Rughani seventh cash at the series and his best score this summer.

Vivek Rughani_WSOP_Event 75_Day 3_Insta Story

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja had made quite a comeback on Day 2 of the Little One for One Drop as he ran up his below-average stack of 37,300 (23 big blinds) to a comfortable 826,000 (52 big blinds). He started well on Day 3 and was featured in the live coverage during level 23 when his bested his opponent’s with Ahuja flopping a full house. His stack crossed the 1.5 Million-mark after taking down that monster pot. His run, however, ended three levels later, as he exited in 153rd place for $4,521 (~₹3.09 Lakhs).

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

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), were the other Indians who finished in the money on Day 3.

Other notable names who also picked up scores on Day 3 included Loni Harwood (68th for $8,728), Mike Sexton (73th for $7,314), Men Nguyen (84th for $6,179), Shaun Deeb (118th for $4,521), Sanket Desai (133rd for $4,521), Manish Vaswani (194th for $3,916), Ryan D’Angelo (200th for $3,916), Felipe Ramos (224th for $3,916), Tobias Peters (302nd for $3,014), Jaswinder Sanghera (306th for $3,014), Nikhil Gera (358th for $2,678), Cliff Josephy (365th for $2,678) and Christopher Frank (402nd for $2,678).

Mike Dentale (13,400,000 – 84 big blinds) is the only player holding over 13 Million in chips and will be leading the remaining 48 players to Day 4 later tonight.

Mike Dentale
Mike Dentale

Top 10 Chip Counts At the End of Day 3

1. Mike Dentale – 13,400,000

2. Pierrepaul Paulin – 11,285,000

3. Zachary Donovan – 11,130,000

4. Jacques Mauron – 10,495,000

5. James Anderson – 9,565,000

6. Liran Betito – 9,280,000

7. Nick Shkolnik – 9,090,000

8. Michael Wasserman – 8,715,000

9. Jaime Lewin – 7,700,000

10. Shalom Elharar – 7,110,000

Content & Images Courtesy: World Series of Poker

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