While a large Indian contingent is in Vegas for the 2019 WSOP, Indian pro Sahil Chutani is playing at the PokerStars LIVE Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) series in Jeju, which is scheduled between 22-29 June 2019. Chutani had joined the KRW 2.5 million Main Event of the series, which drew 362 entries to smash its guarantee and create a hefty KRW 790 million (~$684,620) prizepool.
Out of 362 entries across three starting flights in the Main Event, only 97 players had made it to Day 2 play and Sahil Chutani was 8th in chips among them. Chutani had bagged the third largest stack with 229,500 in chips among the 43 survivors on Day 1B, which saw a total of 159 entries. Chutani wasn’t far away from the chip leader Siyuan Wang who had bagged 237,000 by the Day 1B end.
On Day 2, Chutani was playing well and had a good stack until he lost some chips during the level 16 when his Ad 4d failed to beat 10c 9c of his opponent. In the next level, he then battled it against Tae Hoon Han whose K10 managed to beat Chatuni’s KJ. Chutani was left with 120,000 after that hand and could not make a comeback, eventually finishing in 36th place for 4,740,000 KRW prizemoney.
The level 19 is currently underway and there are only 24 players are left to play it down to the final table. A total of 41 places are paid out with a min-cash of KRW 4,345,000 (~$3,765). The eventual winner will walk away with a handsome prize of KRW 183,695,000 (~$159,190). The payouts have already begun after Xiaofeng Jiang exiting as the Bubble Boy of 2019 APPT Jeju Main Event.