The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been going on in full swing at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The Indian contingent has been making quite some noise at various events. The latest update about the Indian contingent from the 2021 WSOP comes from Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team.
Our very own poker pros, Nikita Luther and Kunal Patni who were competing at this event have busted at the 15th place. The Indian duo was enjoying a good run at the event. They held the chip lead on many occasions on Day 1. Luther-Patni entered Day 2 with the fourth-highest stack of 195,000 chips among 140 teams. They continued their dominance on Day 2 as well. However, they finished at the 15th spot earlier today.
At Level 21, blinds 10,000-20,000, Minkyun Kim open-shoved and Patni, who was next to act re-shoved with a higher stack. Amanda Botfeld called the bet from the big blind position. The board opened to . Kim showed and Patni held , but Botfeld revealed a . Botfeld secured a double knockout with an ace-kicker. Kim-Choi team busted at the sixteenth spot for $3,836 and the Luther-Patni team took the fifteenth spot for $4,576.
The event is still in progress and is yet to get its winner. Day 2 has ended with the top 10 teams, who will proceed to Day 3. Indian origin player Vidur Sethi, who earlier cashed $8,535 at Event #50: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack by finishing 11th, has survived Day 2 at the Tag Team Event. Sethi along with his teammate Alfie Adam, will enter Day 3 with 1,315,000 chips.
Luther is a former bracelet winner and had won her bracelet at the same event in the year 2019. While she aimed for her second bracelet, Patni was hunting his first-ever WSOP bracelet. However, with the duo busting at the 15th spot, India’s hopes of getting a third bracelet from this event have been shattered. With several other Indian players marking their presence at the 2021 WSOP, the hopes haven’t ended yet. Pros like Abhishek Goindi, Dhaval Mudgal, Abhinav Iyer have already cashed at various events. Players like Arsh Grover, Neel Joshi and Kartik Ved have also been spotted at the WSOP events in Las Vegas this year.
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