As the 53rd edition of World Series of Poker (WSOP) enters its last leg of tournaments, more and more players are putting their best foot forward to win a bracelet or, at least cash at the events. Among them are several Indian poker pros, advancing in different events and cashing impressive amounts.
Indian pro Neel Joshi, finished at the 12th spot in Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em. He took home $30,435 in prize money for his 12th place finish. The event had 1,359 players entering with a buy-in of $3,000. The top 204 places took home a min-cash of $4,818 from this event. Among other Indians at this event, former WSOP bracelet winners Abhinav Iyer and Kartik Ved also finished in the money. While Iyer finished 95th for a pay cheque of $6,803, Ved took $4,818 for his 194th finish. Final Table Series (March 2022) Main Event winner Arsh Grover also participated in this event. But sadly for the pro he busted on Day 2.
Joshi was the only Indian survivor to proceed onto Day 3 of the event. He resumed Day 3 with the seventh highest stack of 2,215,000 (28 BB) among the 26 survivors. The 26 survivors included top pros like Phil Hellmuth, Renan Bruschi and others. Eventually, Joshi succumbed at the 12th place at the hands of former WSOP bracelet winner Justin Saliba.
Joshi raised to 845,000 and was called Jeffrey Lo from the small blind. Saliba re-raised to 4,000,000 from the big blind, and Joshi pushed his remaining 50,000 on the table. Lo tanked and eventually decided to fold. Joshi flipped 8s 8c, and Saliba showed Th Ts. Saliba flopped a set on the Qs Th Jd board. Joshi sat with a straight draw, and his rail began screaming for a nine on the board. The Ah and 8h on the turn and river did no magic and sent Joshi with a weaker set.
The event is currently underway, with four players, including Saliba and Hellmuth, still battling it out. Will Hellmuth grab his 17th bracelet at this event? To find out, stay tuned to Gutshot Magazine.
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