Day 1b completed
Day 1b completed
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.
|P Sharad Rao||176,500||176,500|
There will be three more hands of play in the WPT India Main Event Day 1b.
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.
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 .
Both players checked and Arora bet 4,400 on the turn. Chaudhary called and the river was the . Arora bet 12,000 and Chaudhary called.
Chaudhary showed for top pair and took down the pot.
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 and Patni bet 3,500. Jain then raised to 7,000 and Patni called.
Both players checked the turn and the river was the .
Patni bet 14,300 and Jain tank-called. Patni turned over for a missed straight draw, and Jain held to win the pot with ace-high.
|Muskan Sethi||PokerStars Ambassador||Busted|