Indian high stakes pro Sriharsha Doddapaneni has shipped the Megastack High Roller event. The well-known pro had a payday of VND 824,500,000 (~₹28,10,344). The runner-up was a Chinese player named Chen Peng. He added VND 550,000,000 to his bankroll for his second place finish.
This Megastack High Roller event had a buy-in VND 55,000,000 (~US$ 2,255). The event recorded total entries of 52 (37 unique) which generated VND 2,522,000,000 (~US$ 103,420). The top eight places were paid and the min-cash was VND 92,000,000.
|1||Sriharsha Doddapaneni||India||VND 824,500,000|
|2||Chen Peng||China||VND 550,000,000|
|3||Le Nhu An||Vietnam||VND 366,500,000|
|4||Zheng Tian Hao||China||VND 254,500,000|
|5||Yeh Hung Wei||Taiwan||VND 184,500,000|
|6||Chen Ming Cong||China||VND 139,500,000|
|7||Dong Van Tan||Vietnam||VND 110,500,000|
|8||Daniel Shaw||England||VND 92,000,000|
Another popular player from the Indian poker circuit, Sameer Agarwal shipped the Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) Turbo event for a sum of VND 87,000,000 (~₹2,96,543). This was Agarwal’s first-ever WPT title. This event paid the top four places from a player field of 20 (15 unique). We asked thePLO Turbo winner about his thoughts on the win. He said, “It was great. I came close last year when I came runner up.. so it felt good to complete the job this time.” We also asked him about his participation in the series. Agarwal said, “I had taken a little break after WSOP, so I had been looking forward to a live grind in Asia at a good series. WPT is always close to my heart so when they announced this series, I decided then only to make this my first tour after my break.”
With a buy-in of VND 11,000,000, the event successfully generated a prize pool of VND 194,000,000. The min-cash paid stood at VND 23,500,000. The runner-up in this PLO tournament was a Vietnamese player named Duong Ngo Linh. For his second place finish Linh took a pay cheque of VND 48,500,000.
|1||Sameer Agarwal||India||VND 87,000,000|
|2||Duong Ngo Linh||Vietnam||VND48,500,000|
|3||Zheng Xiaosheng||China||VND 35,000,000|
|4||Nguyen Khoi||Vietnam||VND 23,500,000|
Talking about the Indian contingent grinding at the WPT Vietnam Passport to World Championship, we have Avneesh Munjal, Sumit Sapra, Amit Kaushik, Pratibh Saluja, Deepankur Gupta among others also vying for top titles.
The WPT World Championship 2023 will be hosted from 29th November to 23rd December 2023 at Wynn Las Vegas. With a buy-in of $10,400, the global poker brand has announced a guaranteed prize pool of $40 Million.
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