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Sriharsha Doddapaneni And Rajat Sharma Steadily Moving Ahead$1,100 BSOP Bahamas Main Event Poker
Dwayne Fernandes
Posted on 24 Jan, 2023
By Dwayne Fernandes
On 24 Jan, 2023
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By Dwayne Fernandes
On 24 Jan, 2023
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Sriharsha And Rajat Steadily Move Ahead In BSOP Bahamas ME Day 2


UPDATE: $1,100 BSOP Bahamas ME Day 2

Rajat Sharma and Sriharsha Doddapaneni are moving ahead steadily in the Day 2 of $1,100 BSOP (Brazilian Series of Poker) Bahamas Main Event. Sharma currently has a stack of 63,500 chips and IOPC Jan 2021 High Roller and Super Highroller winner is grinding with a stack of 59,000 chips. 

The remaining 79 players are on a 75-minute break and will resume the game 10:25 PM local time. It would be quite interesting to see our Indian players make it to the top 10 of this coveted Main Event.

Here in India, everyone’s got their eyes on the all-important India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) on Spartan Poker, which has got a record-breaking series guarantee. However, quite a few players still prefer playing physically with peers from across the world, and one such live event is taking place in The Bahamas right now.

We’re talking about the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and considering this is taking place halfway across the world from us, we tend to not see too much of an Indian contingent here. However, one of our own is making an impressive run in the $1,100 BSOP (Brazilian Series of Poker) Bahamas Main Event, progressing to Day 2 of this tournament being played at Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas.

Rajat Sharma in action at $1,100 BSOP Bahamas Main Event

The tournament saw a total field of 258 entries by the end of Day 1 and 102 of them progressed to continue the fight on Day 2. We’re currently at Level 8 with the blinds at 500/1,000, ante 1,000, and late registration for those who wish to enter late will remain open till the end of Level 10 on Day 2. And one of our Indian stars to progress to Day 2 of this event is Rajat Sharma!

He’s an online reg who has won almost every major across poker websites, and he’s got plenty of live poker experience as well. Here, he progressed with a stack of 63,500 in chips which is slightly behind the current average stack of around 75K chips. Progressing with the most chips at the end of the night was Canada’s Graydon Kowal who has a towering stack of 266,000 chips.


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Quite a few known international players are in the mix going into Day 2 of the BSOP Bahamas Main Event. These include Maria Konnikova (111,900), two-time WSOP bracelet winner Keith Lehr (159,900), single bracelet winners Shawn Buchanan (93,700), Jason Wheeler (85,400), Ethan Yau (61,300), and popular American pro Jonathan Little (54,600).

With such big names in the mix, Rajat Sharma will have a tough time trying to chip up on Day 2 but he’s got quite an impressive live poker resume already, including cashes in India, EPT Madrid Open, and the recent WSOP Online series too. Most of you would remember his third-place finish in the DPT Colossus 50K Warm Up for a prize of ₹3,80,000 back in May 2019.

Day 1 top 10 chip counts:

  1. Graydon Kowal – 266,000
  2. Brett Kennedy – 232,000
  3. Mekhail Mekhail – 192,000
  4. Elliot Smith – 184,300
  5. Robert Petronio – 182,000
  6. Paul Dewald – 182,000
  7. Yannick Cardot – 160,700
  8. Keith Lehr – 159,900
  9. Blaz Zerjav – 152,100
  10. Jose Totel – 146,100

We’re railing Rajat as he gets set for Day 2 of this tournament and so should you. Elsewhere at this venue, there’s also the $100k PCA Super High Roller taking place so for all updates from this event and others from around the world, stay tuned to GutshotMagazine.com. Follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Telegram.

Image Credit: Danny Maxwell / Rene Velli / PokerNews

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