Team India Gear Up for WSOP 2017 Starting 30th May in Las Vegas

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is just 5 days away. The 48th annual edition of WSOP is set to run  from May 30 to July 17, 2017 at Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. This year, the series will play host to 74 bracelet events with buy-ins ranging from $333 up to $111,111 for the One Drop High Roller.2017WSOPfeat

This time around, the WSOP features some exciting changes in WSOP, including the recently announced decision to end the November Nine era and crown the ultimate winner during the summer itself. Following the same, this year’s WSOP main event champion will be decided on July 22.

The start time for the most of WSOP events remains 11 a.m. and 3 p.m, but for the huge field No Limit Hold’em events that are slated take place on weekends, the start time will be 10 a.m. and 4pm To make it more exciting for players, the WSOP features 8 brand new events this year, including:

1.A $10,000 tag team no-limit hold’em event (May 31)

  1. A $333 online no-limit hold’em event with  $333,333 guaranteed prize pool. (June 3)
  2. “The Giant,” a $365 no-limit hold’em unlimited re-entry event. (June. 9,16,23,30, July. 7,8)
  3. “The Marathon,” a $2,620 no-limit hold’em event (June12)
  4. A $1,000 super turbo bounty no-limit hold’em event, featuring $300 bounties (June. 20)
  5. A $10,000 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better championship that begins at 3 p.m. ( June26)
  6. A $2,500 mixed big-bet event. The tournament will kick off at 3 p.m. (June. 30)
  7. A $3,333 online high roller with unlimited re-entry (July 1)

The WSOP 2017 becomes more special this time, as an impressive Indian contingent is heading to the mecca of poker- Vegas. Several welcome changes have been made to the schedule, events, timing and payouts making it more exciting than ever. Indian players seem to be excited and confident ahead of the start of the series and once again hopes are poised for a bracelet for the country, considering the impact and performances of our players across various international events recently. Be it Macau or Vegas, we have seen our players making several big scores and deeps in recent times.

Team India Heading to WSOP 2017

The WSOP will see a large number of Indian players taking shots in different WSOP events. Among the notables heading to the Sin City Las Vegas include the Adda52 Team Pros Kunal Patni, Amit Jain, Tarun Goyal. Joining them are other well-known poker faces of India including Akash Malik, Sumit Sapra, DPT 15K PLO Champion Aditya Sushant, Paawan Bansal, Vikram Kumar and many other big names.

 Kunal PatniKunal_P

The DPT 15K PLO champion Kunal Patni from Mumbai is a well-known player on the Asian circuit with his impressive list of cashes. He has several big scores and deep runs across several big money tournaments- WSOP, Macua Poker Cup, WPT, PokerStars Championship. Below is the list of WSOP events he has planned:

24th June – Monster Stack (WSOP) – 1500

26th June – Deepstack 3mn Guarantee (Venetian) – 3500

27th June – Planet Hollywood Main Event (PH) – 2000

28th June – WSOP Main Event Satellite (Binion) – 365

30th June – Main Event Golden Nugget – 565 * 2 Bullets

1st July – Crazy Eights (WSOP) – 888

2nd July – Venetian Super stack – 600 * 2 Bullets

3rd July – Planet Hollywood Low Roller – 250 * 2 Bullets

4th July – Main Event Wynn – 1600

5th July – WSOP Event 66 – 1500

8th July – WSOP Main Event – 10000

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Another well-known Mumbai player Amit Jain is also looking forward to take part in various events at WSOP 2017. Amit is one of the finest poker players in India with several cashes across WSOP, APT, Macau Poker Cup, APPT Asia Championship of Poker and Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT). He had good runs at last year’s WSOP with 4 cashes. He finished 14th in $ 1,111 No Limit Hold’em Little One for One Drop at WSOP 2016, earning $ 27,714. Some key events he is planning at WSOP 2017 include:

June 25th wsop monster stack 1b 1500

June 26th venetian deepstack 3500 3mn GTD.

June 27th wsop 1500 nlhe

June 28th planet holly main 2000

June 30th wsop 1500 nlhe

July 2nd venetian super stack 600

July 4th wynn main event 1600

July 5th wsop 1500

July 6th wsop 3K NLH Event

July 8th venetian 600 super stack

July 9th wsop 10k main event

July 12th wsop little one for one drop 1111

Akash MalikAkash_Malik

Akash is doing the WSOP for a 5th consecutive time and feeling excited about the big event. Almost a regular at WSOP, he had several deep runs in last year’s WSOP. He also shipped and chopped a few tourneys at the Venetian in 2013. He holds an impressive resume with $200,339 in total live earnings. His best live cash $55,451 came in 2014 when he finished 5th at Macau Poker Cup in the HK$ 10,000 + 1,000 No Limit Hold’em – Red Dragon. Here is the list of key events he is planning at the WSOP 2017:

June 21 Venetian Deepstack Event 56 NLH Day 1 C $2 Million GTD $1600

June 24 WSOP Event 47A MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em $1500

June 28 Venetian Deepstack Event 67 NLH Day 1C $3 Million GTD $3500

July 4 WSOP Event 65 No-Limit Hold’em $1000

July 5 WSOP Event 66 No-Limit Hold’em $1500

July 6 WSOP Event 68 No-Limit Hold’em $3000

July 11 WSOP Event 74A THE LITTLE ONE for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em $1111

July 12 WSOP Event 74B THE LITTLE ONE for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em $1111

July 14 Venetian Deepstack Event 98 NLH SuperStack $1.5 Million GTD $1100

July 15 Venetian Deepstack Event 98 NLH SuperStack $1.5 Million GTD $1100

 Sumit Saprasumit-sapra-237x300

The Delhi-based Sumit Sapra, who will be doing the WSOP for 2nd time, looks pretty confident. Very recently, he won his first WPT title after taking down the $550 PLO Deepstack for $5,530 (INR 3.76 lacs). He had a good run at the last WSOP and came 93rd at $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em event. He is planning to play several events at WSOP 2017, some of which include the following tournaments:

  1. Millionaire Maker – June 10th – $1500*2 = $3000
  2. Marathon – June 12th = $2620
  3. Monster Stack – June 24th = $1500
  4. Crazy Eights – July 1st – $888*2 = $1776
  5. PLO/HE Mix – July 3rd = $1500
  6. Main Event – July 8th = $10000
  7. Little One for One Drop – July 11th – $1111*2 = $2222

Aditya Sushant

The Chennai pro- Aditya Sushant looks in great touch and recently he won the DPT 15K PLO at Deltin Royale. He also came 2nd in the DPT 100K High Roller, winning $ 35,387 for his efforts. He have been to Vegas thrice. He had several deeps runs at last year’s WSOP, including a deep run in Main Event. Here is a list of the major events he will be playing this year at the World Series of Poker 2017:

Jun 10 – 1500 Millionaire Maker(X2)

Jun 12 – 2620 Marathon

Jun 14 – 3000 6 max

Jun 24 – 1500 Monster Stack

Jun 26 – 1500 Bounty

Jul 01 – 888 Crazy Eights(X3)

Jul 04 – 1000 Turbo

Jul 11 – 1111 Little One for One Drop(X3)

 Paawan Bansalpaawan bansal

Hailing from Meerut, Paawan Bansal is a big name in Indian poker circuit. He already has many deep runs across various events in Macau, Manila and Goa. This year he final-tabled DPT 15K PLO event and looks in good form. Here is a quick look at the key events he is planning this at the WSOP 2017:

Jun 18 – 800 Venetian 8-max

Jun 20 – 1600 Venetian 2 million GTD

Jun 21 – 1500 PLO

Jun 22 – 1500 Shootout

Jun 24 – 1500 Monster Stack (x2)

Jun 26 – 1500 Bounty

July 1 – 888 Crazy Eights (x2)

July 6 – 1600 Wynn 1 million GTD

Jul 11 – 1111 Little One for One Drop(x3)

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