From a career in cricket to a career to Bollywood to a career in poker, Shravan Chhabria seems to know how to do it all. And do it well too. Easily one of the most popular names in the Indian poker community, Chhabria has had a great last one year which has seen him bag multiple online titles across various platforms.
Using that bankroll, he made the poker pilgrimage to the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and set the ball rolling for the hundred-odd Indian players there. It was his 18th place finish in the Big 50 Event among 28,000+ entries that inspired Team India in Vegas, while also pocketing a massive cash of $53,714 (~INR 37.2 Lakh), which was his career-best score too.
Now, Chhabria missed the chance of taking another massive stack into Day 3 of Event #53: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack, busting slightly before the close of play. He enjoyed a good run and was among the top stacks throughout the day, even catapulting to the lead when his J quads busted Chad Smith before the final break.
Soon later, he sent out the last female player in the field, Jaska Russell, adding another 2.5 million chips to his stack. Unfortunately, his run came to an end in 21st place, losing with pocket Fours to Tomas Kubaliak’s pocket Queens on a 8JJTx board. Chhabria would’ve been disappointed he couldn’t get a bag to Day 3. However, his run in this tournament allowed him to add $12,415 (~INR 8.61 Lakh) to his poker bankroll.
A total of 4 other Indians cashed in this tournament including Gokul Parvathaneni on Day 1 itself, finishing 515th for $1,281. Day 2 saw the rest of the Indian contingent falling out, the first to go being Shashank Jain for banked $1,534 for finishing 411th. Ashish Ahuja has been enjoying his time in Las Vegas so far and here, he earned $2,164 for ending 248th.
Before Chhabria, Sajal Gupta busted in 53rd place for $5,541, also bagging his highest cash of the series. It was another good run for Chhabria and by the looks of it, he isn’t done at WSOP 2019. The day eventually ended with only 10 players still in contention and Spain’s Santiago Soriano having bagged the chip lead.
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