Anirban Das has ensured his name goes down in the history of Indian poker. The pro achieved what no Indian had before. He surpassed an entry-field of over 10,000 at the most coveted title in the world, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event World Championship.
The closest that any Indian had gone to the WSOP Main Event title was Nishant Sharma, who finished at the 34th spot at the 2018 WSOP Main Event. Das, however, went on to surpass Sharma in this regard and finished 16th at the WSOP 2023 Main Event on Day 7 of the event. He pocketed a handsome $430,200 for his efforts.
Like all other players, Das started the WSOP 2023 Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event with a starting stack of 60,000 chips for a buy-in of $10,000. Anirban Das’ WSOP 2023 Main Event Journey Anirban Das qualified for Day of the Main Event from Flight Day 1A with the 10th highest stack of 236,900 chips. Day 2ABC was a combined flight played between the survivors of three flights. He bagged and tagged the 114th-highest stack of 375,000 chips from this flight. Day 3 saw Das carry the 251st heaviest bag of 668,000 chips going into Day 4.
On Day 4, he managed to chip up and progress to Day 5 with the 34th-best stack of 2,880,000 chips. He continued his impressive run on Day 5 and resumed Day 6 with the sixth-highest stack of 9,230,000 chips at his disposal. Finally, he came into Day 7 with an 18th-best stack of 13,375,000 chips.
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He continued to run deep on Day 7 by doubling up a couple of times. Finally, he succumbed at the 16th place at the hands of Adam Walton for $430,200. Das got his flush on the turn, but little did he know that his opponent had already flopped a full house. It was an unfortunate exit for Das, who was the last Indian standing at the WSOP 2023 Main Event.
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