Day 2 of the Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em ended with India’s Aditya Agarwal sitting with the 6th highest chip stack. The pack of top 10 contenders is led by Calvin Anderson with 4,080,000 at his disposal to fight for the top spot. Apart from Agarwal, Nishant Sharma is placed 9th just behind Agarwal with 3,135,000 chips to battle it out. All eyes from the Indian poker circuit are on Agarwal and Sharma to see if they ship this tournament. Previously, Agarwal had finished at the runner-up spot for $286,705 in Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em at the WSOP 2021.
In WSOP 2019, on Day 2 of Event #50: Monster Stack – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em (same as the current event), Sharma was leading the pack of 15 Indian players who progressed onto Day 2. Sharma qualified from the starting flight of Day 1B with 429,000 chips in hand. This event which had 6,035 entries saw Sharma as the 11th highest stack overall. He had the biggest stack among the Indian players who qualified for Day 2.
In the current game, Agarwal has some good competition from players like the three-time WSOP bracelet winner, Ryan Leng, two-time bracelet winner Anderson and Justin Saliba who has one bracelet to his credit. Day 2 of the Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em concluded after the final four hands of the day were played at Level 21: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante.
The day began with a massive number of 2,053 entries slogging hard to survive and progress further. But only 271 entries survived Day 2’s bloodbath and will fight further for the top spot. Day 3 of the event will resume tomorrow at 10 AM local time (10.30 PM IST).
The event has a prize pool worth $8,678,835 and the 271 players who survived will at least get paid a min-cash of $5,054. The player who grabs the numero uno spot will get a pay cheque of $966,577. Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold’em offered bubble protection presented by ClubGG. But only players who have Platinum subscription to ClubGG are eligible for the bubble protection.
As for the remaining 271 players, Day 3 has 10 levels scheduled with each lasting for 60 minutes. There will be a 15-minute break after two levels are played and a dinner break is scheduled post the completion of Level 29. Once Day 3 is over, the remaining survivors will play in Day 4 of the event which will see a winner being crowned.
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