The Indian contingent at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been giving the top international players a run for their money. Several players have cashed at various events so far. Freshly joining the list is Abhishek Goindi. The poker pro and coach finished at the 47th place at Event #55: COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em.
Goindi started Day 3 with 5.2 million chips, i.e., the 22nd position. 49 players had made it to Day 3 and Goindi was the only Indian to make it. At Level 33, blind level 200,000-400,000, it was a blind versus blind between Vilnius-based player Vincas Tamasauskas and Goindi. The flop opened to and Goindi bet the big blind while Tamasauskas called since both the players had flopped a two-pair hand.
Goindi bet another 975,000 on the turn of , and Tamasauskas called again. Finally, the river opened to and Goindi went all-in with 3,750,000. Tamasauskas called this time too. Goindi showed his for a two-pair, however, Tamasauskas had higher two pair with his hole cards.
Goindi had to walk out at the 47th spot for $6,120, Tamasauskas went on to grab the eighth spot and took home $40,885. Colossus is one of the most prestigious events at the WSOP. The event featured a buy-in of $400 and a prize pool of $31,01,670. A total of 9,399 entries battled it out at this event to win the coveted title and the prestigious WSOP bracelet.
The event was nailed by Russian player Anatolii Zyrin. He claimed his second WSOP bracelet and took home the top prize money of $3,14,705 by shipping this event.
Prior to Goindi, Indian players like former WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer, Kunal Patni, Dhaval Mudgal have also cashed at some of the notable events at this year’s WSOP. Nikita Luther and Kunal Patni also finished at the 15th spot in the Tag Team event earlier today.
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