The sole Indian carrying out India’s fight for the bracelet to Day 6 in the WSOP 2019 Main Event was Kartik Ved. He entered Day 6 with the 43rd biggest stack of 5,085,000 among the 106 survivors, all led by Timothy Su (19,235,000). He got off to a good start and his stack had reached 7.2 Million during level 27. He kept chipping up and went on to eliminate Jacob Thibodeau, holding KK against K10 of the latter. During level 29, he then lost some chips to Adedapo Ajay and his stack came down to 3.48 Million. However, in the very next level, he made a good comeback by winning a decent side pot in three-way hand against Florian Duta and Christopher Wynkoop. Sadly, his chase for the bracelet ended in 51st place for $173,015 (INR 1.18 Crores), the best score of his career till date.
Ved’s Main Event run ended during level 30 when his Q8 ran into pocket tens of Nicholas Danias. The board ran dry and Ved was eventually eliminated from the marquee event. The 51st place finish by Ved in the Main Event was the best score by an Indian at this year’s WSOP. Overall, it was the second best score by an Indian, being second to only Nishant Sharma’s score who had finished 34th in this event last year, pocketing $230,475 (INR 1.58 Crore). Ved made his debut at the series in 2018 and had finished 128th in last year’s Main Event and this year he bettered his previous score.
After Ryan Yu was busted in 36th place for $261,430, the play for the day came to an end. UK’s Nicholas Marchington emerged as the chip leader with a stack of 39,800,000 and he will be leading the remaining 35 players into Day 7, which begins later tonight. Each of the remaining players is guaranteed at least $261,430, while a hefty $10,000,000 is reserved for the eventual champion.
Top 10 Chip Counts At Day 6 End:
- Nicholas Marchington – 39,800,000
- Hossein Ensan – 34,500,000
- Timothy Su – 34,350,000
- Milos Skrbic – 31,450,000
- Henry Lu – 25,525,000
- Garry Gates – 25,025,000
- Duey Duong – 21,650,000
- Warwick Mirzikinian – 20,700,000
- Dario Sammartino – 19,850,000
- Kevin Maahs – 19,550,000