Team India’s trailblazing run at the World Series of Poker has come to an end at Las Vegas. Notable Poker Pro Sumit Asrani has, quite impressively, placed 739th in Event #73 at the Mecca of Poker.
Asrani joined the starting flight on Day 1c and established a chip count of 153,900 at the end of Day 2. On the next day, Asrani boosted his stack to 421,000. Besides Asrani, Rahul Byrraju, Paawan Bansal and Kavin Shah were the other Indian competitors who made it to Day 4 of the Main Event.
Kavin Shah hit the rails at 446th place pocketing $27,743 while Mumbai based pro Asrani took the 739th spot for $18,693. He first lost with pocket kings to king-queen and subsequently pocket sixes against pocket jacks, which ended his tournament run.
Sumit Asrani, notable for playing card games in India, has made a series of deep runs at the WSOP. His claim to fame arrived when he won the Indian Poker Championship Main Event in January 2015. The cash game specialist has played numerous IPC events in the past but this one was, without doubt, his best finish ever.
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