With only a few tournaments left to be played down to declare a winner, the Indian challengers are making big strides in the tournament.
Right from the beginning of Event #75: The Closer- $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em – $1 Million Guaranteed, Indians challengers have made their presence felt and now, Paawan Bansal, who missed the bracelet by a narrow margin has turned eyeballs.
Bansal finished on the runner-up spot and he earned his career-best $378,765 (~ INR 2.60 crores).
Former Main Event champion Joe Cada won the tournament to finish on the first-place and won his second bracelet of this summer.
“I feel amazing. What a way to cap it off!”Cada said, after winning the tournament,” Cada said.
“I’ve been running good and deep in every tournament, and the tournaments I busted, I feel good about how I played. I haven’t played many tournaments this summer, and I’m kind of upset that I didn’t play more, but it feels good to close it out,” he added.
Bansal began his day with a stack of 287,000 and he continued to have a pretty good run throughout which also included early double-ups.
He also topped the leaderboard when there were five players remaining with 13,900,000 stacks.
He had also succeeded in registering a lead over Cada in the early stages, but soon he lost the lead as Cada doubled up through him.
In a battle of blinds, Cada’s ace-eight cracked Bansal’s jack-seven.
Cada succeeded in triumphing against Paawan Bansal to take the tournament title.
Although Bansal couldn’t win the event, he became the most consistent Indian at WSOP and also became the most successful Indian in the series so far.
9Stacks qualifier Nishant Sharma who finished in 34th place for$230,475 was also seen in action at the event. Sharma’s run couldn’t last for long as he eventually finished 19th for $20,336.
One of the most experienced Indian pros in the mix was Team PokerStars India pro-Aditya‘ Intervention’ Agarwal who had cashed in five events during this series.
His run finished on 73rd place as he settled for $6,365 taking his WSOP earnings this year to a total of $76,199.