Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
After almost 15 full levels of play on Day 2 of the WPT India Main Event, the 241 players that started the day have been whittled down to the final nine players who will return tomorrow for the final table with ₹6,635,000 in prize money up for grabs.
Leading the way is Deepak Singh who eliminated two players on the very last hand of the night to soar into the chip lead. Not far behind him is Adda52 Team Pro Amit Jain who also secured key knockouts with two tables left.
Here's how the final table stacks up:
|Seat||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
The day got off to a hectic start with a flurry of double-ups and eliminations within the first few minutes. Jain was the beneficiary of one of these, eliminating two players when he held pocket jacks against ace-king and pocket nines.
Early chip leaders Niranjan NJ and Akshay Nasa were still holding strong at the top of the chip counts as the bubble approached.
The players went on break one off the money, but when they returned it didn't take long for Jayjit Ray to get in king-jack against the ace-jack of Romit Advani to bust one short and secure the remaining players ₹89,500 in prize money.
Niranjan NJ and Hidangmayum Somesh were now over one million in chips as the blind level increases allowed for some big pots to be fought for. Day 1c chip leader Anup Palod was an elimination in the money (40th - ₹153,000) along with Indian bracelet-winner Aditya Sushant (33rd - ₹173,000).
By two tables it was Singhal Vidur in the chip lead, but Deepak Singh eliminated Day 1a chip leader Niranjan NJ in a 2.5m chip pot to move into the lead.
He would stay there for most of the rest of the day, until Amit Jain's elimination of Ashish Kaushik saw him take over the chip lead. However, the double elimination to end the day ensured Singh will start the final table as chip leader.
The final table gets underway at 2:30 pm tomorrow and stay tuned to PokerNews.com for coverage until we discover the winner of the second-ever WPT India Main Event!
Deepak Singh opened to 135,000 from under the gun. Rohit Mishra three-bet all in for 410,000 from the next position. It folded to Yuvraj Chaudhary in the big blind who called, putting two players at risk.
There was a queen on the flop which pushed both Mishra and Chaudhary towards the exit. Chaudhary was drawing dead on the turn but Mishra could still hit his eight.
The river was the and Singh sent both players to the exit, securing the final table of nine.
On a flop Ashish Kaushik checked to Amit Jain who bet 155,000. Kaushik check-raised all in and Jain called.
The turn and river changed nothing and Kaushik was eliminated in 12th place.
On a turn, Ashish Kaushik bet 260,000 and Adda52 Team Pro Amit Jain called. The river was the and Kausik continued for 570,000. Jain tanked before calling.
Kausik tapped the table and turned over for the bluff. Jain showed and took down the pot.
Blind on blind, Deepak Singh checked a flop of to his opponent Rohit Mishra who bet 100,000. Singh check-raised enough to put Mishra all in and Mishra called.
The board ran out with Mishra's kicker playing and he doubled up.
Romit Advani open-shoved for 700,000 from early position. It folded to Amit Jain in the big blind who took one look at his cards before calling.
There was no help for Advani on the run out and he was eliminated in 13th place.
Deepak Singh opened to 110,000 on the button and Niranjan NJ three-bet all in for 1,215,000 from the big blind.
Singh tanked and counted out his chips before calling.
The board ran out clean coming and the Day 1a chip leader NJ was eliminated.