WSOP 2019: Minissha Lamba, Aditya Sushant & Kunal Patni Add to the Team`s Tally With ITM Finishes in the $1.5K PLO Omaha Bounty

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  • Namita Ghosh July 11, 2019
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The starting field of 1,130 entries in Event #78:$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty has been whittled down to 42 runners at the end of Day 2. Three Indians, Minissha Lamba, Aditya Sushant, and Kunal Patni, were among the 247 contenders who had returned for Day 2, but all of them hit the rail before the end of the play. Thankfully, the eliminations happened after the money bubble had burst, resulting in all three of them posting in-the-money finishes.

Bollywood actor turned poker pro Minissha Lamba has been a prominent presence at this year’s WSOP and she was the last Indian standing in the event. She placed 64th for $2,266 (~₹1.55 Lakhs), her career`s second WSOP score.

Minissha Lamba

India`s first bracelet winner Aditya Sushant has been another busy campaigner all summer, raking in a total of six cashes at the 2019 WSOP already. He picked up his seventh score at the ongoing series by placing 113th in the $1.5K PLO Omaha Bounty for $1,551 (~₹1.06 Lakhs).

Aditya Sushant
Aditya Sushant

Rounding off Team India`s cashes in the event was Kunal Patni who finished 132nd for $1,469 (~₹1.05 Lakhs).

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

Leading the 42 survivors to Day 3 is Japanese pro Kazuhiko Yotsushika who carries forward a stack of 2,148,000 (134 big blinds).

Play resumes at noon (Pacific Time Zone) on July 11 with blinds at 8,000/16,000.

Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty – Day 2

247 players returned for Day 2, and this included three Indian players. With as many bounties in play, each worth $500, the day was equally action-packed!

The most significant agenda on everyone`s mind was to make it past the money bubble, and it took 75 eliminations for the play to reach hand-for-hand. The money bubble was burst in Level 13 where poker superstar Daniel Negreanu eliminated Vamshi Vandanapu in 171st place to officially bring the tournament in the money. All remaining players were assured to take home at least $1,416.

Negreanu eventually ended the day with a stack of 120,000, and is chasing his seventh bracelet.

Starting off Day 2 with 173,900 (108 BBs), Kunal Patni was the first casualty among the Indians, and he went out at 132nd place banking $1,469 (~₹1.05 Lakhs) in prize money.

Team India`s frontrunner on Day 2, Aditya Sushant held the 25th largest stack of 215,300 (134 BBs) at the start of the day, but a series of blows brought him down the leaderboard. His elimination hand saw all the chips go in on the rundown .

Aditya Sushant

Richard Kellett

Kellett was leading the race holding the superior two-pair, and he won the pot after the landed on the river. Sushant placed 113th winning $1,551 (~₹1.06 Lakhs) in prize money.

Minissha Lamba had returned with the shortest stack of 100,700 among the trio but did well to become the last Indian standing in the event. Lamba chipped up early, and her name first popped up in the live coverage during Level 14. She had lost a pot to Ronald Keys to come down to 305,000. Lamba did manage to run in up to 368,000 before the hitting the rail in 64th place collecting $2,266 (~₹1.55 Lakhs) in prize money.

Other big names seen heading out of the event were Ismael Bojang (170th for $1,416), Jessica Dawley (167th for $1,416), Phil Hellmuth (155th for $1,416), Jonathan Dimmig (60th for $2,593), and Conor Drinan (45th for $3,553).

Ending his day as the chip leader among the 42 who are still in contention is Japan’s Kazuhiko Yotsushika (2,148,000 – 134 big blinds) while Joao Simao (1,855,000 – 115 big blinds) and Joseph Liberta (1,371,000 – 85 big blinds) bagged the next largest stacks.

Also in the fray are Bryce Yockey (1,003,000), Jeff Lisandro (488,000), and Kevin Eyster (189,000).

Kazuhiko Yotsushika leads 42 remaining players to Day 3

Top 10 Chip Counts At the End Of Day 2

  1. Kazuhiko Yotsushika – 2,148,000
  2. Joao Simao – 1,855,000
  3. Joseph Liberta – 1,371,000
  4. Michael Amato – 1,181,000
  5. Jesse Sylvia – 1,114,000
  6. Qinghai Pan – 1,110,000
  7. Toby Lewis – 1,062,000
  8. Bryce Yockey – 1,003,000
  9. Timothy Chung – 929,000
  10. Joseph Mobley -836,000

 

Content & Images Courtesy: World Series of Poker

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