Team India is scoring well at the 2018 World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. A week back, India’s Paawan Bansal was in news for finishing 13th in the WSOP 2018 Colossus Event for $35,087 (INR 23.51 Lac), which was a brilliant effort, given the huge field of 13,070 entries. Now, it is Raghav Bansal, who has finished 21st in the ongoing $1,500 Millionaire Maker for $40,898 (INR 27.64 lac). He was eliminated by Ralph Massey and Richard Dixon. Massey held A♠ A♦ and Raghav had K♠Q♠. Massey won the hand to knock Raghav out of the tournament.
Raghav Bansal finished Day 2 of Millionaire Maker as one of the biggest stacks from among 7,361 entries. India’s hopes for the bracelet were high as Raghav ran well on Day 3 too, battling it out among the final 164 survivors. Unfortunately, he ended his run finishing in 21st position. Adda52 Team Pro Kunal Patni and Anil Adiani also took part in this event and managed to make deep runs. While Patni finished 196th for $6,654 (INR 4.49 Lac), Adiani finished 746th for $2,808 (INR1.89 Lac). Later, Adiani joined in the action in Event #24: The Marathon – $2,620 NLHE and made it through to Day 2 with 47,400. Paawan Bansal (34,400) also made it to Day 2 in the event.
Indian-origin player Dilip Ravindran from New Jersey also advanced in the Marathon event with a decent stack of 124,500. He finished 18th in Event #17: $1,500 NLHE 6-Handed for $19,469.
Now there are only 17 players remaining in the 2018 WSOP Millionaire Maker event. Some notables among the remaining ones are 2-time bracelet winner Joe McKeehen and German pro – Manig Loeser and USA’s Chad Hahn. Each of the remaining players is guaranteed at least a slice of $51,188 from the prize pool, but one player will become a millionaire after collecting the whopping first place prize of $1,173,223.
Top 10 Chip Counts At Day 3 End:
Chad Hahn – 6,525,000
Sean Marshall – 6,160,000
Manuel Ruivo – 5,900,000
Ralph Massey – 4,435,000
Michael Souza – 4,400,000
Joe McKeehen – 4,210,000
Justin Liberto – 3,337,000
Manig Loeser – 3,040,000
Samad Razavi – 2,935,000
Michael Finstein – 2,450,000