WSOP 2019: 6 Indians progress to Day 2 of Event #82

Posted On 12 Jul, 2019 0

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is in its final few days at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and there's no Indian left in the prestigious Main Event, with Kartik Ved making an outstanding run to eventually finish in 51st place for $173k. However, hopes of a bracelet are still alive as a few tournaments are yet to declare their winners.

One of them is Event #82: $1,500 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em which kicked off earlier today and due to its relatively lower buy-in, we saw a total field of 2,589 entries registering on the first day, with more than 80% of this field being eliminated by the end of the day's play which included a long and tiring grind of 20 levels.

Among the 350-odd players who managed to catch a bag to Day 2 were several bracelet winners and even former WSOP Main Event champion, Greg Raymer. US pro Mike Leah bagged the overnight chip lead with 1.62 million chips in play and we had our very own Kalyan Chakravarthy also finishing in the top 5 with 1.17 million chips.

A total of 6 Indian survivors will continue on Day 2 tomorrow and apart from Chakravarthy, these are Karan Radia (778,000), Himmat Singh (726,000), Kunal Punjwani (705,000), Goonjan Mall (266,000) and Sachidananda Sivakumar (102,000). All are assured a cash prize with 389 players finishing in the money for a min-cash of $2,249.

Day 1 top 10 chip counts:

  1. Mike Leah - 1,628,000
  2. Will Givens - 1,484,000
  3. Raj Vohra - 1,465,000
  4. Kalyan Cheekuri - 1,174,000
  5. Philip Scaletta - 1,169,000
  6. Justin Harvell - 1,157,000
  7. Steven van Zadelhoff - 1,040,000
  8. Greg Raymer - 1,030,000
  9. Shawn Kjetland - 1,020,000
  10. Rami Mornel - 882,000

Chakaravarthy is no newbie to doing well in Las Vegas, having won the DeepStack Championship $600 NLHE Monster Stack Event for $147k last year. For all updates on this tournament at the WSOP 2019, stay tuned to

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Event Dates Buy In
APPT Manila 2019 26 Jul - 4 Aug PHP 65,000
APT Korea Incheon 2 Aug - 13 Aug KRW 1,320,000
APT Philippines 11 Sep - 22 Sep TBD
India Poker Championship - September 2019 11 Sep - 15 Sep INR 35,000
APT Taiwan 9 Oct - 20 Oct TBD
AJPC Asian Circuit - Incheon 2 10 Oct - 14 Oct TBA