In our previous article on Indian poker pro Kartik Ved we wrote how he is inching closer to shipping Event #66: $1,000 Mini Main Event at the ongoing World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2022. But sadly for this WSOP (online) bracelet winner, the journey was cut short as he exited at the third spot for $275,593. The tournament was nailed by American player Young Sik Eum for $594,189. Eum was fourth in chips when Day 2 of the event concluded.
When Day 2 of Event #66: $1,000 Mini Main Event ended, Ved had the second highest stack of 58,500,000 chips. The chip leader was Romanian player Cosmin Joldis who had 180,000,000 chips at his disposal to battle it out for the top spot. Eventually, American player Eum shipped the title and his maiden WSOP gold bracelet.
1. Young Sik Eum – United States – $594,189
2. Cosmin Joldis – Romania – $367,233
3. Kartik Ved – India – $275,593
4. Phillip Lee – United States – $208,275
5. Kei Nitta – Japan – $158,515
Talking about Ved, this poker champ missed out on the bracelet just before the finish line. But those who have been tracking Ved’s performance at the WSOP, know for sure that the $1,000 Mini Main Event saw this pro working his talent and grit to ship the tournament. The event had a player field of 5,833 entries and a prize pool worth $5,191,370. Ved outsmarted a competitive player pool to reach the final five on Day 3.
This one surely is a spectacular milestone in Ved’s journey at the WSOP. In WSOP 2021, Ved finished in the 77th spot for a payday of $5,305 in the $1,000 Mini Main Event. Well, looking at this, one can easily say that this poker dynamo has done phenomenally to finish at the third spot in the Mini Main Event at the WSOP 2022.
The winner of the Mini Main Event—Eum (A ❤ 3 ♣) eliminated Ved with better two pairs. Eum threw his tournament life of 85,000,000 chips into the pot from the button position. Ved (4 ♠, 4 ❤ ) from the small blind made the call with his remaining chips (19,000,000); Joldis folded from the big blind position. Eum’s AA, 88 defeated Ved’s 88, 44 on a board of 8 ♠ 8 ♦ 2 ❤ A ♣ 9 ♠.
With a Masters Degree in Journalism and Communication, Mrinal Gujare currently is cruising through an exciting genre of writing and editing at Gutshot Magazine. Apart from being an Editor, Mrinal is an avid reader and a former contemporary dancer. She is also perennially hungry for intriguing scoops from across the globe. No holds barred is the rule Mrinal follows in life.
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