WSOP 2017: Jagdeep Singh Finishes 9th

New Delhi based pro Jagdeep Singh who survived to Day 3 of Event #64: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Mix has made a 9th place for $20,181 (~INR 13 Lakhs) making his first final table at a WSOP event. Singh was among 13 of 16 players left in Day 3 with 138K chips.

The hand where Singh got ousted was when Shannon Shorr raised to 60K in middle position and Singh then potted to 216K on the button. The blinds folded and Shorr decided to move all in. Singh instantly called for 445K.

The board offered no hope to improve Singh’s hand, thereby allowing Shannon Shorr to eliminate the pro at 9th place.

In the end, it was Sebastian Langrock who clinched the event in just 156 hands on the official final table for $268,555. Langrock overcame a worthy opponent in WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Laplante, knocking him out in 22 hands once heads-up play resumed. In the final hand playing PLO, Langrock flopped a nut straight and Laplante received a flush and straight draw and the two players went all-in on the flop.

This mixed event drew a total of 1,056 entries by the time registration ended on Day 1, and 159 players would be guaranteed to make the money.

Langhorn plans to participate in the Main Event, as he always has, but almost returned home before this event. “Actually, I was planning on going home like a week ago. I was here for three weeks but then I was like, I’m not that Vegas-tired like I was the years before after three weeks. So I decided spontaneously to extend my stay, and that worked out pretty fucking well.”

Singh, among many other Indian players who play poker in India, is planning to play in the Main Event.