Indians are doing amazingly well in Las Vegas where the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is nearing its end with just a few events left to be played out. While the WSOP is key attraction, there are several other exciting events running in Sin City. One of the popular events is the Venetian DeepStack Championship, one of the largest poker series that began on May 13 and will run till July 28. The biggest highlight of the series will be its $2 Million GTD CPPT Main Event that begins on July 16.
Just a few days back, Ankit Ahuja had won Event #75: $1,100 NLHE MonsterStack at the series. Now we have another Indian winning the title there and it is none other than PokerBaazi founder and CEO, Navkiran Singh. He participated in the Event #88: $400 PLO Bounty $30K GTD of the Venetian DeepStack Championship and went on to outlast a 183-field to win the title for $11,517 (INR 7.88 Lac). In addition to the top prize, Singh collected $2,000 for scoring 20 bounties in the event.
Singh is no stranger to poker tournaments in Las Vegas. Even though he is a passionate poker operator, he has experience playing at the WSOP and other major tournaments in Vegas. Last year, he cashed in three events at the WSOP and this year, he has already opened his account by scoring a 985th finish in Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights for $1,729. With his win in the $400 PLO Bounty played on July 4, Singh has now added one more score to his growing list of cashes from events in Vegas.
The $400 PLO Bounty was a one-day event and it generated a prize pool of $44,286, which was shared by the top 21 finishers. An additional $18,300 in this event was given away in bounties. Singh dominated almost all the way in this tournament. He eliminated several players to move into among the top stacks and eventually enter the final table as a chip leader. He used his chip lead to his advantage, putting a lot of pressure on his opponents and winning many pots without showdown.
On the final hand of the tournament, Singh held 2567 against A2AQ of his heads-up opponent. The board ran out Q3459 where Singh made a winning straight to take down the coveted title.