Team India ended Day 1 on a high note. Unfortunately, they failed to carry the momentum into Day 2. Sharad Rao with 125,600 carried one of the bigger stacks among the Indian contingent. First, he faced Chen An Lin where Lin tossed his cards, giving Rao the pot. Then, Rao was entangled in a three-way hand against Taylor Black and Haoxiang Wang. Rao won the pot in this as well. Things seemed to have been going well for Sharad Rao, but eventually his luck ran out during the penultimate level of the day and he headed out to the rail empty-handed.
The most interesting PSPC story was the New-Delhi based architect, Nikhil Segel, who had advanced to Day 2 with a stack of 90,200. His run came to an end in the early hours of Day 2 at the hands of Jackson Lanier. He lost a huge pot to Team PokerStars India pro Aditya Agarwal. He started Day 2 with 80,600 in the bag and kept us informed as always about his progress throughout the day.
The last of the GPL India qualifiers who made it to Day 2, Saurabh Sindhwani and Raman Gujral also busted out during the course of play. Day 2 ended with Colombia’s Farid Jattin reigning supreme with a massive stack of 921,000. He was accompanied by Mustapha Kanit (888,000) and Griffin Benger (885,000) at the top of the leaderboard.