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WSOP 2019 Daily Spotlight – June 16

WSOP 2019 Daily Spotlight – June 16
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  • Arpit Jain 1 year ago
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In this daily feature, we will bring you the key highlights of the 50th World Series of Poker (WSOP) to keep you abreast with the ongoings at the ‘World’s Biggest Poker Festival.’

Whoever said Sundays were for rest and recoup possibly wasn’t referring to the one that just whizzed by. As the entire Indian sub-continent sat glued to its television sets to catch the ICC World Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan – which India eventually won by 89 runs – there was our Indian contingent working overtime in Las Vegas for the bracelet.

Headlining this report once again is Yasheel Doddanavar who leads a group of four Indians to Day 3 in Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack. A total of 18 Indians had come in for Day 2 yesterday, and only four among them, namely, Yasheel Doddanavar (1,412,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja (1,181,000), Aditya Sushant (846,000) and Vinod Megalmani (668,000) could carry a stack to Day 3. Four others, Madhav Gupta (716th for $1,690 – ₹1.18 Lakhs), Dhaval Mudgal (723rd for $1,690 – ₹1.18 Lakhs), Gokul Parvathaneni (890th for $1,499 – ₹1.04 Lakhs), and Kartik Ved (907th for $1,499 – ₹1.04 Lakhs) added to the team`s tally while the remaining 10 fell out empty-handed.

Most of those who were eliminated jumped straight into Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack, and Nishant Sharma (292,00), Kunal Patni (241,500), Gokul Parvathaneni (102,500) and Paawan Bansal (93,000) managed to end the day on a positive note by making it to Day 2. They were two other Indians – Tarun Goyal (140,500) and Rajat Jain (77,000) who will be joining them for Day 2 today along with 671 other survivors.

There were two bracelets awarded yesterday. Howard Mash more than tripled his lifetime winnings when he took down Event #32: $1K Seniors Championship for $662,594 and his first bracelet. The other bracelet winner was no rookie. It was the 2-time bracelet winner Upeksha De Silva who added a third bracelet to his collection – his first online – by taking down Event #38: WSOP.com ONLINE NLHE Knockout Bounty for $98,262.

 

Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em – Day 2

Day 2 of the $1K Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em saw 2,327 runners return to the felts, including a band of 18 Indians. After 15 hours of intense play, only 361 entrants were left standing. Among the survivors were 4 members of Team India, led by promising young player Yasheel Doddanavar (1,412,000). PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Abuja (1,181,000), Aditya Sushant (846,000) and Vinod Megalmani (668,000) also progressed to Day 2 with workable stacks.

Yasheel Doddanavar
Yasheel Doddanavar

Among the 10 Indian players who were eliminated, four cashed, namely, Madhav Gupta (716th for $1,690 – ₹1.18 Lakhs), Dhaval Mudgal (723rdf or $1,690 – ₹1.18 Lakhs), Gokul Parvathaneni (890th for $1,499 – ₹1.04 Lakhs), and PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved (907th for $1,499 – ₹1.04 Lakhs).

Madhav Gupta
Madhav Gupta

Arianna Son (2,363,000) was leading the 361 survivors at the end of Day 2.

Read the complete report here

 

Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack – Day 1

671 participants survived the Day 1 onslaught in Event #37: $800 NLHE Deepstack that saw a starting field of 2,808 entries.

Most of the Indian contingent that had busted Event #34: $1K Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em hopped straight into this event, and an impressive four of them were able to end the day on a positive note. The most prominent player here was Nishant Sharma who bagged 292,000 in chips. The other three – Kunal Patni (241,500), Gokul Parvathaneni (102,500) and Paawan Bansal (93,000) had also busted the $1K Double Stack, but went on to play a long day of poker.

Nishant Sharma
Nishant Sharma

Amidst the survivors were two other Indians – Tarun Goyal (140,500) and Rajat Jain (77,000).

Jose Carlos Brito (776,000) is the current chip leader and also the only player with a stack above the 700K-mark.

Read the complete report here

 

Event #32: $1,000 Seniors NLHE

The seniors-only event at the series attracted 5,916 entries and Day 4 saw 19 of them return for a shot at the title. Howard Mash squared off with and defeated Jean-Rene Fontaine heads-up to earn his first bracelet and a paycheque worth $662,594.

Read the complete report here

 

Event #38: WSOP.com ONLINE NLHE Knockout Bounty

Two-time bracelet winner Upeksha ‘gomezhamburg’ De Silva came out on top of a 1,224-strong field defeating David ‘dave419’ Nodes heads-up to win his third bracelet. In addition to the $98,262 first-place prize, De Silva collected $1,800 for his 18 bounties.

Upeksha De Silva
Upeksha De Silva

Event #35: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship – Day 3

Four-time WSOP bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (2,601,000) is gunning for bracelet number five in the event where is the current chip leader among five finalists. The others in contention include David Moskowitz, Matt Glantz, Michael McKenna, and Adam Friedman.

Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout – Day 2

The 40 remaining players assembled on Day 2 making up for ten 4-handed tables and the winner of each event advanced to the final day. Among the top stacks of the day was none other than Justin Bonomo with 591,000 in chips. Slovenia`s Jan Lakota is leading the 10 survivors with a stack of 623,000.

Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo

Content & Images Courtesy: World Series of Poker

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