Indian poker pro Santhosh Suvarna was the only Indian poker pro grinding at one of World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2023’s most expensive events, the $50,000 High Roller event. Suvarna has finished just short of the final table by finishing at the 11th place for an impressive $132,181.
The $50,000 buy-in event was a two-day event, which attracted a total of 176 entries for a final prize pool of $8,404,000. Day had 133 entries, out of which the top 44 entries made it to Day 2. 87 entries battled it out on Day 2.
Suvarna first split a pot with Johannes Straver, with both players having the same hand. The very next hand, Suvarna shoved all in from the small blind position with his remaining 1,750,000 chips. He was called by Henrik Hecklen from the big blind.
Suvarna flipped over A ❤ 9 ♠, while Hecklen showed Q ♣ J ♠. Suvarna was in the lead when the players flipped their respective cards. However, the joy of his rail was short-lived as Hecklen hit a Queen-pair on the flop 2 ♦ Q ♣ K ♣. The turn and river of 6 ❤ and J ♣, respectively, didn’t help as Suvarana bowed out at the 11th spot for a payday of $132,181.
Suvarna is a high-stakes player from India, who is regularly seen at the Triton Poker Series. He became India’s first and only Triton Poker champion after taking down the $25K NLH GG Super Millions event at Triton Poker North Cyprus 2023 edition in May. Interestingly, this is Suvarna’s first cash at the WSOP. Suvarna’s 11th-place finish is a huge deal for India since High Roller is a high-stakes game and Indians are not regular at this event.
The event has currently concluded its Day 2 with the top five still in contention for the top prize of $2,087,073. Leading the top five is Jake Schindler with a stack size of 13,550,000 chips.
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