The Event #12-$1,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty at the 50th annual World Series of Poker attracted 2,452 entries in just one day. Topping the field to win his first WSOP bracelet and $226,243 in prize money at the turbo charged event was Daniel Park.
Indian pros like PokerStars India Team pros- Muskan Sethi and Aditya Agarwal and also Dhaval Mudgal ponied up the $1,000 buy-in for a shot at the bracelet. Four Indian challengers scores in the event and headlining the Indian scorecard was Kartik Ved (110th for ₹1.10 Lakhs). The other three were Siddharth Mundada (151st for ₹98,649), Mayukh Ghosh (205th for ₹88,805) and Vivek Rughani (213th for ₹88,805).
The tournament paid out the top 368 finishers with a min cash $1,000. Daniel Park was on a winning streak from the beginning. He sported a healthy stack for most part of the day, but before Level 28, he reared his head for the chip lead. He became the first player to hit 1 million mark in chips. It was not easy for park, but he did find his way out and staged a comeback to reclaim his lost lead.
It was not a good day for Indians and many of the challengers hit the railing failing to hold on to 60:40-70:30 spots. Heading the rough run brigade was last year’s Vivek Rughani (213th for ₹88,805). For India’s poker pioneer and PokerStars Team pro Aditya Agarwal this was not one of his best days. He may had given the BIG 50 a miss, but was playing his second bracelet event this year and despite a decent start he was eliminated quickly.