The festivities continue at the 2018 World Series of Poker. The starting flights for the Main Event have ended and a record field has been recorded as well. A huge field was expected on Day 1C and that’s exactly what happened, with 4,571 entries registering to the tournament in the final starting flight – making it the most entries on the Main Event Day 1C, in the history of the WSOP.
Adding up all three days, a total of 7,874 entries were recorded to the tournament, creating a prize pool of over $74 million, with a whopping $8.8 million kept aside for the winner. This was the second largest Main Event field in the history of the WSOP, after 2006’s 8,773 entrants. It was also nearly 10% more than 2017’s 7,221 entries.
It’s also a good time for the Indian poker industry as a good number of Indians have also progressed through to Day 2 of the tournament. Aditya Sushant and Rohan Dhawan made it through from Day 1A, five Indians made it through on Day 1B and several made it through on Day 1C.
It was French player Samuel Touil who grabbed the chip lead on Day 1C and with 352,800 in chips, he will be the overall chip leader going in to Day 2 of the tournament. Day 2AB has begun, while Day 2C will be played tomorrow to see who progresses to Day 3 of the prestigious Main Event.
India’s efforts were led by Paawan Bansal, who has several cashes this summer and seems to be quite a grinder. Expect him to go really deep in this tournament and beat his score for finishing 124th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event. Here’s the list of Indians who survived Day 1C:
A few other Indian players registered but didn’t qualify for Day 2. We will be following the progress of the Indian players at the 2018 WSOP Main Event, so keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for all updates.