Vivek Rughani, Apoorva Goel cash out in WSOP Monster Stack

Posted On 26 Jun, 2018 0

We've been used to the regular Indian pros like Aditya Agarwal, Paawan Bansal and Raghav Bansal that have been doing well so far in the 2018 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. However, Event #48: $1,500 NLHE Monster Stack saw participation from quite a few Indian players.

Over two days of starting flights, a massive total of 6,260 entries were recorded to this tournament, with a prize pool of over $8 million being created and the winner of the event all set to be awarded $1,037,451 for first place. Over 2,000 players made it to Day 2 of the tournament, which included quite a few Indian names.

PokerStars team Pro Aditya Agarwal made it to Day 2 with 95,500 in chips, while Vivek Rughani grabbed a decent stack of 138,700 chips as well. Apart from them, Apoorva Goel (20,900) and Bobbe Suri (8,500) also made it to Day 2, along with Abhinav Iyer, Indian origin Nipun Java and Pranay Kapoor on his WSOP debut. They were all behind the chip leader Ryan Hughes by a long way - 2,366,000 chips.

Day 2 began earlier today and unfortunately, Suri and Kapoor were eliminated without having made it into the money, missing out on their maiden WSOP cashes. The top 939 players were to be awarded a minimum prize of $2,251 and the Indians who made it in the money include Agarwal, Goel, Rughani, Iyer and Java.

Goel cashed out in 473rd position for $3,605, while Rughani lost his good stack coming into Day 2 and busted in 436th position, also taking home $3,605. We will be following the progress of the other Indians in the Monster Stack Event, so stay tuned to for all updates.

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Event Dates Buy In
WPT Japan 2018 1 Sep - 17 Sep JPY 30,000
2018 APT Philippines Championships II 13 Sep - 24 Sep PHP 55,000
WPT Korea 2018 18 Sep - 24 Sep KRW 1,100,000
WPT Vietnam 2018 26 Sep - 4 Oct VND 22,000,000
Deltin Poker Tournament Xpress 27 Sep - 30 Sep INR 15,000
PokerStars Live Manila Super Series 9 1 Oct - 7 Oct PHP 10,000