₹55,000 Main Event
₹55,000 Main Event
Day 1b completed

Akshay Nasa Bags Day 1b Chip Lead in Biggest WPT India Main Event

will_shill • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Day 1b Chip Leader Akshay Nasa
Day 1b Chip Leader Akshay Nasa

It was clear from very early on that the WPT India Main Event record was going to be smashed. Only 26 more entrants on Day 1a, but with Day 1b and 1c to come - not discounting the vivacious appetite for the game on display by members of the Indian poker community - there was always going to be big numbers.

The number is set to grow further, but after Day 1b the number stood at 540 - 270 from both flights - eclipsing the mark set last year of 527.

The player leading this bumper event and leading the 87 advancing from Day 1b is Akshay Nasa who bagged a total of 213,500. This is down from NJ Naranjan's mark of close to 280,000 yeterday, but still puts him in a comfortable position ahead of Day 2.

Other big stacks include Karan Kapur (204,500), Alok Ranjan (204,000) and Sharavl Parthasarathi (200,000). These are the only players over the 200,000 mark which translates as 80 big blinds at the start of tomorrow.

Arjun Arora, runner-up in 2017, bagged close to this mark with 198,500. He will be looking to go one step further over the course of this tournament and take down the largest WPT India Main Event in history.

Several big names played and bust Day 1b including Kunal Patni, Muskan Sethi, defending champion Vikash Mantri, Masha Soboleva, Minissha Lamba and Aditya Agarwal.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for a brief recap of the Day 1c with 20-minute levels, to see if any of them can advance using the quicker format, as well as continued coverage from aboard the Deltin Royale here in Goa, India.

Tags: Akshay NasaArjun Arora

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Akshay Nasa in 213,500 213,500
Karan Kapur IN 204,500
Alok Ranjan IN 204,000 204,000
Sharavl Parthasarathi IN 200,000
Arjun Arora IN 198,500 103,500
Manish Jain IN 196,500 196,500
Rohit Mishra IN 191,500
Mani Singh IN 177,500 177,500
P Sharad Rao IN 176,500 176,500
Dinesh Singh IN 156,000 156,000
Vasim Rozani IN 154,000
Yash Jain IN 148,000 23,500
Avinash Tauro IN 142,500
Yuvraj Chaudhary IN 140,500 16,500
Gokul Raj IN 140,000
Prashant Malik IN 139,500 79,500
Saurabh Arora IN 137,500
Girish Sampath in 129,500
Vipul Tiwari IN 125,500
Zarvan Tumboli IN 123,000
Yash Domadia IN 122,500
Ujjwal Narwal IN 122,000
Samay Modi IN 121,000
Sahil Mahboobani IN 119,000
Jaswinder Suri IN 114,500

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Lamba Eliminated

will_shill • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Earlier, Minissha Lamba was telling us how she would assess her options going into the final level to see what size stack she wanted to take through to Day 2. She obviously made a do-or-die move recently as her seat is empty.

She still has the 20-minute Day 1c starting at 9:30 pm.

Minissha Lamba IN Busted

Chaudhary Calls Down 2017 Runner-up Arora

will_shill • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Yuvraj Chaudhary limped under the gun and 2017 runner-up Arjun Arora raised to 4,400 from the button. Chaudhary called and the flop came {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}.

Both players checked and Arora bet 4,400 on the {k-Hearts} turn. Chaudhary called and the river was the {10-Diamonds}. Arora bet 12,000 and Chaudhary called.

Chaudhary showed {k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for top pair and took down the pot.

Yuvraj Chaudhary IN 124,000 124,000
Arjun Arora IN 95,000 95,000

Tags: Arjun AroraYuvraj Chaudhary


Jain Bests Patni with Just Ace-High

will_shill • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Yash Jain limped on the button and Adda52 Team Pro Kunal Patni raised to 5,500 from the small blind. Jain called.

The flop came {k-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Patni bet 3,500. Jain then raised to 7,000 and Patni called.

Both players checked the {10-Hearts} turn and the river was the {4-Spades}.

Patni bet 14,300 and Jain tank-called. Patni turned over {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for a missed straight draw, and Jain held {a-Spades}{8-Clubs} to win the pot with ace-high.

Yash Jain IN 124,500 124,500
Kunal Patni in 36,000 -36,000

Tags: Kunal PatniYash Jain