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June 10 was an action-packed day for the Indian brigade as several among them were seen participating in various events with the hopes of bringing India her first solo gold bracelet. There were two Indians who came back for Day 3 in Event #19: – PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja and Young Gun Abhinav Iyer. Both of them hit the rail today. Ahuja posted his second score of the series placing 133rd for $8,893 (~₹6.17 Lakhs), while Iyer added $6,657 (~₹4.62 Lakhs) to his bankroll with his 274th place finish.
Simultaneously, Team India bagged three more cashes, this time in Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack where Sriharsha Doddapaneni (52nd for $7,582~₹5.26 Lakhs), Paawan Bansal (79th for $4,385 ~₹3.04 Lakhs), and Romit Advani (103rd for $2,742~₹1.90 Lakh) added to the team`s tally.
Event #19: Millionaire Maker – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em – Day 3
The 309 players who returned for Day 3 of the Millionaire Maker were in for quite a ride. 9 levels of player later, only 34 among them were left standing and unfortunately for the rail back home, the two returning Indian`s were among those eliminated.
PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja entered Day 3 with a stack of 238,900, but mid-way through the day’s proceedings he was eliminated. He registered his second score at the series, finishing 133rd for $8,893 (~₹6.17 Lakhs).
Young Gun Abhinav Iyer came in yesterday with 381,500 in his bag, but busted 274th for $6,657 (~₹4.62 Lakhs).
Other notables who also finished in the money included Anthony Spinella (41st for $31,224), Peter Kamaras (49th for $25,511), Ashley Sleeth (62nd for $20,999), Joe McKeehen (65th for $17,416), Aaron Massey (75th for $14,554), Joey Weissman (90th for $12,255), Vinny Pahuja (92nd for $10,399), and Kathy Liebert (105th for $8,893).
11-time WSOPC gold ring winner Joshua Reichard amassed the biggest stack of 20,645,000 at the end of Day 3 and will be leading the remaining 34 runners to the penultimate day of the event – Day 4, later tonight.
Top 10 Chip Counts At the End of Day 3
Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’Em – Day 2
A field of 3,253 players had gathered in search of the coveted WSOP gold on Day 1 of the event, and only 430 of them made it to Day 2. The original plan yesterday was to play down till a winner, but the tournament director called off play at level 35. 11 hopefuls are still in contention, and they will return on Day 3 to decide the champion.
Jorden Fox (26,150,000) leads the 11 survivors, followed by Jeffrey Smith (21,775,000), and Scott Vener (17,600,000).
Another player of interest for the Indian rail, Indian-origin Sridhar Natarajan sits in the middle of the pack with 10,675,000 in chips.
Three soldiers from our camp returned to the felts eyeing to get the gold home but fell over the course of the day. The deepest run was made by Sriharsha Doddapaneni who finished 52nd for $7,582 (~₹5.26 Lakhs). Paawan Bansal cashed. $4,385 (~₹3.04 Lakhs) for his 79th place finish while Romit Advani netted $2,742 (~₹1.90 Lakhs) for his 103rd place finish.
Bansal started the day with a huge stack and even found early success when he busted Kao Saechao. Bansal’s pocket nines were up against Saechao’s and the Indian raked in the pot after the board blanked out. Bansal, however, lost one of the most crucial pots of the day when his pocket aces got cracked in a 3-way preflop all-in encounter.
As for Indian-origin players, Ronit Chamani (122nd for ₹1.90 Lakhs)
Rupesh Pattni (156th for ₹1.90 Lakhs), Harsukhpaul Sangha (236th for ₹1.45 Lakhs), Haresh Jethani (264th for ₹1.45 Lakhs), and Mukul Pahuja (338th for ₹1.29 Lakhs), they all climbed the money bus.
Other known faces who couldn’t make it to the final day included Erkut Yilmaz (12th for $28,443), Timur Margolin (20th for $14,149), Yin Wu (24th for $14,149), Samad Razavi (25th for $14,149), Manig Loeser (78th for $4,385), Phachara Wongwichit (158th for $2,742), Jennifer Tilly (214th for $2,387), Maria Konnikova (251st for $2,097), and Dylan Linde (373rd for $1,662).
Chip Counts at the End of Day 2
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