With the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2018 is reaching halfway through, Team India’s race for the gold bracelet has tightened up. Among the Indian challengers, the ace player Aditya Agarwal impressed again running deep and finishing 45th in Event #37: $1,500 No-Limit Hold em. India’s Raghav Bansal & Yudhishter Jaswal ran deep and cashed out in $1,500 Shootout event.
The $1,500 No-Limit Hold ‘em of WSOP 2018 drew 1,330 entries and generated a whopping prize pool of $1,795,500. Among Indian challengers in this event, India’s Aditya Agarwal (71,800) made it to Day 2 but could not progress to Day 3 ending his run in the 45th place for a $6,482 (INR 4.41 Lac).
Only 20 runners who survived the tough field from Day 2. Later, all 20 players returned for the Day 3 action, but unfortunately, they all fell very quickly. Now there are only two players remaining. Yes, it is a heads-up going on between Ian Steinman and Eric Baldwin, who won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2009. Now he is just a few inches away from winning his second bracelet. He holds nearly a four to one chip lead over Ian Steinman, who is looking for his very first bracelet.
Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout
The $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout drew 908 entries and generated a massive prize pool of $1,225,800, which is to be shared by top 100 players with $236,498 going to the winner.
Several Indian challengers took part in this event too, including Delhi’s Raghav Bansal, Muskan Sethi, and the Indian-origin player Yudhister Jaswal. While Muskan Sethi could not make it past the opening round, both Bansal and Jaswal ran deep in this event to eventually cash out for their efforts.
Raghav Bansal who finished 21st in Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MILLIONAIRE MAKER for $40,898 earned his second cash at the WSOP 2018 finishing in the 21st place in this event for a cool $5,227. The Indian origin Yudhishter Jaswal ended his run in 77th place taking home $5,227.
Day 2 of Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout has come to an end and there are only 10 players remaining with USA’s Anthony Reategui leading them with 672,500. The final 10 players will return for the final table action tomorrow at noon local time, Thursday, June 21. They will all be competing for the first-place prize of $236,498 and the much coveted gold bracelet.
Chip Counts of Final 10 Players:
|Royce Matheson||United States||668,000|
|Bas de Laat||Netherlands||661,000|
|Dylan Linde||United States||668,000|
|Young Phan||United States||670,000|
|Anthony Reategui||United States||672,500|
|Preston Lee||United States||656,000|
|Endrit Geci||United Kingdom||663,500|
|Corey Dodd||United States||664,500|
|Jesse Kertland||United States||662,500|