The Indian contingent at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2022 are pulling all the stops. One of the most popular tournaments at the WSOP—One More for One Drop event has Indian pros Neel Joshi and Shashank Jain making it to Day 3. At the end of flight Day 1C of Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop, Joshi bagged and tagged in the chip lead position and after an intense Day 2, the two have now made their way to Day 3 of the event!
Day 2 of One More for One Drop had 1,271 survivors battling from a player pool of 5,702. Held at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, the event saw the two Indian pros rise through the ranks to survive the day and march ahead onto Day 3. Joshi had 543,000 chips at the end of Day 1C which was a little more than Day 1a chip leader Renmei Lui (445,500) and Day 1b chip leader Andre Cohen (456,000). This means that not only did Joshi lead the Day 1C survivors but all the survivors going into Day 2. At the end of Day 2, both Joshi and Jain are among the top stacks.
From a total of 5,722 entries, only 319 are left to battle it out on Day 3. Many players who were eliminated from the Main Event participated in Event #71 and in the end, it was Jorge Walker who emerged as the chip leader with 3,665,000 chips. Walker started his day with only 126,500 chips and is an experienced player.
While Joshi was in the lead for the most part, it was Jain who had the highest chip stack among the Indian players. Jain is in the 12th position at the end of Day 2 chip counts. Joshi bagged and tagged onto Day 3 with around 1,005,000 chips in 64th position. Poker pro Kunal Patni finished in 498th position and walked away with $2,384 in prize money. With Joshi and Jain still in the race, we will surely be holding our breaths in anticipation to see if one of them will bring another WSOP bracelet home.
Both Neel Joshi and Shashank Jain are experienced pros and have played in many live events in the past. Recently, Joshi finished in 12th at Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em for $30,435.
Players who have made it to the top 856 places are now in the money and will take home at least a min-cash of $1,778. Day 3 will resume with 319 players and the minimum payout will be $3,097. However, it’s the lion’s share of the prize pool worth $535,610 that players will be gunning for when the day begins.
The action on Day 3 will resume on 11th July, Monday at 12 PM (12:30 AM IST, Tuesday). There will be ten 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break between every two levels. Players will then have a 60-minute dinner break after Level 26. Blinds will start at 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 big blind ante.
Donna Amo was a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.