It was a fantastic day for India’s Rajeev Kanjani who has been busy grinding at the PPPoker World Championship 2019 in Manila. It was Day 2 of PHP 55,000 Main Event and he was the only Indian who hit the tables at the start of the day. Aditya Sushant, Kalyan Chakravarthy and Abhinav Iyer hit the rail after the payouts began.
Kanjani was the only Indian among the final 16 players in the Main Event that bagged their chips to return on Day 3. He made to the 10-handed Final Table of the tournament. It was a serious accomplishment for him competing with some of the Asia’s top poker players including Mike Takayama and Lester Edoc.
We saw 5 eliminations in the first session of the play that brought 11 players in contention at the first break. Mark Amparo was shown the door by Richard Marquez after a couple of hands after the break. Then he became the chip leader among the final 10 players.
Soon Denis Cheremisin and Ken Foo Hsien falling out in 10th and 9th place respectively. While Kanjani was looking very composed though there were some sharks on the table. Unfortunately, he got eliminated and cashed in 8th place for PHP 446,200(INR 6.1 Lakhs).
The last elimination of the day was Markus Garberg who fell out in 7th place after his Tens ran into Marquez’s Queens and ended as the chip leader.