Team India continues to shine at ongoing the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with more than three dozen Indians already cashing at the series. Adding to the team’s tally most recently were the 2018 WSOP The Closer runner-up finisher Paawan Bansal, India’s first female poker player Muskan Sethi, and avid poker pro Jaydeep Dawer, all of whom cashed Event #54: $500 Salute to Warriors.
They all exited on Day 2 and running deepest among the them was Bansal, who led the trio of Indians at the end of Day 1. He began Day 2 with the 14th biggest stack (842,000). While the pro put up a good fight, he fell at the 200th spot and secured a pay cheque of $1,277 – which happens to be his third cash at the WSOP 2022. Exiting two spots behind him was Sethi who began Day 2 with 340,000 chips and finished 202nd for $1,277, registering her fourth cash at the ongoing series.
Starting Day 2 of this high-value event with the lowest stack of 120,000 among the trio of Indians was Jaydeep Dawer who fell out in 463rd place and banked $800, his first cash at the ongoing series.
Featuring a $500 buy-in, the event drew in a massive 3,209 entrants and generated $1,444,050 in prizepool. A total of 482 players were assured payouts with a min-cash of $800. 461 players have already cashed and there are only 21 players left in contention. Leading the 21 survivors is USA’s James Todd with 20,000,000 (50 BBs). While each of the final 21 players has locked at least $6,839, they will be eyeing the top prize of $161,256 when they return for Day 3 finale on June 28.
Top 10 Chip Counts At Day 2 End
- James Todd – 20,000,000
- Rigoberto Rodriguez – 14,950,000
- Todd Saffron – 11,900,000
- Nicholas Sena-Hopkins – 10,305,000
- Zyad Qasem – 10,000,000
- Patrick Pilko – 9,900,000
- Brett Coltman – 9,300,000
- Elias Neto – 9,200,000
- Matthew Vaughan – 7,750,000
- Richard Strainis 6,650,000