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July 10, 2018
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Nishant Sharma, Vivek Rughani and Karthik Ved make it to Day 5 of Main Event

By Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

Poker enthusiasts from different walks of life come under the same umbrella to prove themselves better than the others in the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Now, as the WSOP has reached its last leg, the ultimate battle of winning $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event- World Championship has begun.

Every poker player dreams of possessing the World Championship title and nine challengers from the Indian contingent are inching closer to their dream as they began their campaign on Day 4.

9Stacks qualifier Nishant Sharma (684,000), Aditya Agarwal (653,000), Kartik Ved (144,990), Rohan Bhasin (458,000), Apoorva Goel (102,000), Jaideep Sajwan (104,000) led Team India’s charge on Day 4.

Vivek Rughani (97,000), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (85,000) and Yudhishter Jaswal (48,000)  also made it to Day 4.

Unfortunately, all of them could not proceed to Day 5.

The three Indian challengers who survived Day 4 were Nishant Sharma (1,172,000), Karthik Ved (1,096,000) and Vivek Rughani (1,076,000). Interestingly all of these players are WSOP debutants.

Sharma and Rughani are a part of a 25-player team sent to Vegas by 9Stacks through their #LFGVegas promotion for participation in WSOP.

Both of them reached Level 75 and won the Main Event seat without shredding a buck.

Apart from them, Karthik Ved (1,096,000) is one of the most successful online MTT player in the country and he has been trained by poker-pro Aditya Agarwal.

It wasn’t a very good day for the remaining six players who fell out through the course of the day.

Jaideep Sangwan (59th for $23,940), Aditya Agarwal (717th for $19,900), Rohan Bhasin (731st for $19,00), Yudhister Jaswal (977th for $15,920), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (1057th for $15,920) and Apoorva Goel (1148th for $15,000) got eliminated and they couldn’t proceed to Day 5 of the Main Event.

On the other hand, in Event #68: The Little One for One Drop – $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold’em the second starting flight 1B witnessed 1,268 runners and 255 players carried it forward to the next day.

Topping the leaderboard was Robert Lofaso (156,700) and from Team India, Sriharsha Doddapaneni (66,200) and 9Stacks qualifier Aditya Singh (37,100) advanced to Day 2.

Shalini Singh @Shalini_Singh15

A Writer | A Reader | Above all- A Human Being constantly looking forward to pushing the envelopes!

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