WSOP 2019 Daily Spotlight – June 10

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  • Namita Ghosh June 11, 2019
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It was another action-packed day for the Indian contingent present at the 50th annual World Series of Poker where we saw many deep runs ending and new ones emerging!

It was a crucial day for PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja (133rd for $8,893 – ₹6.17 Lakhs) and Young Gun Abhinav Iyer (274th for $6,657 -₹4.61 Lakhs), who were both of a dream run in the Millionaire Maker. Sadly, they were both eliminated on Day 3 yesterday.

Iyer (96,200), however, jumped straight into Event #26: The Marathon $2,620 NLHE where he leads a group of six Indians to Day 2 – Sriharsha Doddapaneni (72,100), Raghav Bansal (42,500), Nishant Sharma (35,100), Aditya Sushant (32,700), and Paawan Bansal (8,500).

The other non-bracelet events in Las Vegas have also witnessed numerous deep runs by Team India already. Most recently, the $1,100 Venetian NLH MSPT $3 Million GTD played out from June 3 to 8, and two Indians, WSOP first-timer Avneesh Munjal (79th  for $7,541 -₹5.23 Lakhs), and Dhaval Mudgal (436th for ₹$2,118 – 1.47 Lakhs) posted scores.

 

Event #19: Millionaire Maker – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Day 3 of the Event #19: Millionaire Maker – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em began with 309 hopefuls and is now down to 34 players. Leading the way with 20,645,000 in chips is Joshua Reichard.

The last two Indians to bust were PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja (133rd for $8,893 – ₹6.17 Lakhs) and Young Gun Abhinav Iyer (274th for $6,657 -₹4.61 Lakhs), taking the total tally of Indian cashes in the event to nine.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja

(Indian Cashes TablePress)

PlayerFinishPrize Money (USD-INR)
Deepak Bothra382nd$5,144 – ₹3.57 Lakhs
Abhishek Goindi484th$4,106 – ₹2.85 Lakhs
Neel Joshi534th$4,106 – ₹2.85 Lakhs
Raghav Bansal757th$3,113 – ₹2.16 Lakhs
Aditya Sushant946th$2,699 – ₹1.87 Lakhs
Vivek Rughani1,101th$2,421 – ₹1.68 Lakhs
Sriharsha Doddapaneni1,217th$2,324 – ₹1.61 Lakhs
Abhinav Iyer274th$6,657 -₹4.61 Lakhs
Ashish Ahuja133rd$8,893 - ₹6.17 Lakhs

 

Read the complete report here

 

Event#22: $1,000 Double Stack NLHE

Originally planned as a two-day event, the 3,253 –player field Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack NLHE will run an unplanned Day 3. Day 2 began with 430 runners including three Indian challengers, Paawan Bansal, Sriharsha Doddapaneni and Romit Advani, all of whom busted in the money. While Doddapaneni ran the deepest scoring a 52nd place finish ($7,582 -₹5.26 Lakhs), Bansal (73rd for $4,385 -₹3.04 Lakhs) and Advani (103rd for $2,742 -₹1.90 Lakhs) also picked scores.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni

Jorden Fox leads the remaining 11 players to Day 3 with 26,150,000.

Jorden Fox
Jorden Fox

Read the complete report here

 

Event #25: $600 PLO Deep Stack

Event #25 $600 PLO Deep Stack took off with 2,577 entries coming in on Day 1. Only 215 will return on Day 2 and leading the way is Corey Wright, who holds a massive 1,726,000.

Corey Wright
Corey Wright

Two Indians Deepak Bothra (406,000), and Abhishek Goindi (312,000) have made it to Day 2, while Vivek Rughani fell out in 294th place ($1,026 -₹71,260).

Deepak Bothra & Abhishek Goindi
Deepak Bothra & Abhishek Goindi

Read the complete report here

 

Event #26: The Marathon $2,620 NLHE

The highly-awaited The Marathon finally kicked off on June 10, attracting 941 entries on the opening day. Taking their fight further amidst 467 survivors are six Indians, namely, Abhinav Iyer (96,200), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (72,100), Raghav Bansal (42,500), Nishant Sharma (35,100), Aditya Sushant (32,700), and Paawan Bansal (8,500).

Abhinav Iyer
Abhinav Iyer

Read the complete report here

 

Event #24: $600 WSOP.com Online PLO

Topping a field of  652 entries (including 565 re-buys) at the series’ second online bracelet event, Event #24: $600 WSOP.com Online PLO, was Josh ‘loofa’ Pollock, who won his second bracelet and $139,740 in prize money.

Josh Pollock
Josh Pollock

India’s Sikandar Rajwade finished 43rd ($2,692 – ₹1.86 Lakhs) in the event.

Sikander Rajwade
Sikander Rajwade

Read the complete report here

 

Event #20: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud

Seasoned pro Eli Elezra topped the 285-entry field in Event #20: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud to win his fourth WSOP bracelet and third in the Stud game variant for $93,766.

Six players had returned on Day 4 yesterday, and Elezra defeated Anthony Zinno heads-up for the bracelet.

Eli Elezra

Read the complete report here

 

Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix

Day 2 of Event #23:$1,500 Eight-Game Mix began with 225 survivors from a 612-strong field. Only 28 among them advanced to Day 3, with Alexander Livingston (587,000) bagging the overnight chip lead.

Alexander Livingston
Alexander Livingston

 

Event #27: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 Or Better

No less than 460 players entered the series’ first Stud Hi-Lo tournament, Event #27: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 Or Better and by the time Day 1 got over, the field had whittled down to 195 players. Dave Alfa leads from the front, with 87,000 in chips.

Dave Alfa
Dave Alfa

 

NON WSOP Side Events

Venetian Event #41: $1,1,00 NLH MSPT  $3 Million GTD

The $1,100 buy-in Venetian NLH MSPT $3 Million GTD kicked off on June 3 with the first of four starting flights. LA native Mazen Abdallah topped the large 4,235-entry field to win the title and $445,000 in prize money following a four-way chop.

Mazen Abdallah
Mazen Abdallah

Among the 450 players who made it in the money were two Indians – Avneesh Munjal (79th place for $7,541 -₹5.23 Lakhs), and Dhaval Mudgal (436th for ₹$2,118 – 1.47 Lakhs).

Avneesh Munjal
Avneesh Munjal
dhaval mudgal
Dhaval Mudgal

 

Content & Images Courtesy: World Series of Poker

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