Raghav Basal 4/26 in 2016 WSOP Event 21; Will India Get its first Bracelet tomorrow?

The day 2 of 2016 WSOP Event #21: $3000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em is over at the Amazon Poker Room in Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino. The field of 1029 runners has come down to 26 after 21 levels of play across 2 days. Martin Kozlov of Australia is leading with 1,515,000 chips. India’s hope of 1st WSOP Gold Bracelet is live with Raghav Bansal among the players returning on Day 3 tomorrow. Raghav will start the Day 3 game 4th in chips with a stack of 1,059,000.raghav-bansal-wsop-16

Prior to this event, Raghav has finished 250th in the Event #6: $1500 No-Limit Hold’em bagging $3,980. In 2015, Raghav cashed 4 WSOP events including 1 Final Table in the Event #47: $2500 No-Limit Hold’em.

155 players are paid in this event with a minimum of $4545 while the winner tomorrow will take home $531,577. When the game resumes tomorrow, Daniel Negreanu will be moving closer to his 7th WSOP bracelet with a stack of 932,000 chips. Also returning for Day 3 is defending champion Jordan Liberto.

Last year, Liberto topped a field of 1,043 entrants to claim $640,711 in first-place prize money. Liberto sits in the middle of the pack heading into the final day of play with 523,000 in chips. Other notable players returning for Day 3 include Will Givens (930,000), Matt Giannetti (738,000), Doug Polk (728,000), Jake Abdalla (361,000), Alex Rocha (235,000) and Jordan Cristos (183,000).