The Event #3: BIG 50- $500 No-Limit Hold’em of the 50th World Series of Poker has created history. It is hosted across four sold out starting flights the event registered 28,497 entries, smashing the prize pool guarantee and collecting more than $14 Million in prize money.
The final starting flight of the Event-Day 1D saw the highest numbers of 9171 entries that put the Pavilion Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel &Casino to the test. Following 12 levels of intense play, the field dwindled down to 2,103 players who progressed to Day 2D.
Four Indian players managed to carry their stacks to Day 2D with Sikander Rajwade headlining the others with 434,000 chips, followed by Shravan Chhabria with 114,000, Nipun Java with 92,000 and Raghav Bansal with 59,000.
Andrei Khosh bagged the Day 1D biggest stack of 970,000 and lead the survivors to Day 2D that is slated to play on 4th June. The 1,504 qualifiers of Day 1C will return to the felts for Day 2C and they will five Indian pros-Kunal Patni (404,000), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (330,000), Prashray Rai (330,000), and Deepak Bothra (148,000) who will fight to qualify for Day 3.
The payouts for Day 2B have now been released by the WSOP, and there were two Indians – Ronak Vyas (534th for $1,101 – ₹76,149) and Siddharth Mundada (584th for $1,002 – ₹69,302) who finished in the money.
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