Indian poker pro Nikita Luther is leading the nine handed final table, and has twice as many chips as other competitors with 13.6 million at World Poker Tour 500 Las Vegas. The event attracted 3541 entries where the eventual champion will get a prize of $230,000. Luther, and many other Indians who cashed out at the event, frequently play online poker.
Sharing her excitement, Luther stated, “Obviously I ran really good, and I picked my spots really well. My timing was right, and obviously running good is a part of it. I played for so many hours with all of the players, and kind of got a feel for the game, and kind of got some reads on them, and played accordingly,” said Luther.
When asked about the WPT500 final table, Luther added, “I’m too tired to think about it right now. I’m just going to wake up with a fresh mind and come in with my strategy tomorrow. It is insane, it has not sunk in yet. I’m happy with how I played, and let’s just see how it goes.”
Other Indians also cashed in this event featured Vinod Megalmani at 53rd place for $5,200, Sumit Sapra at 30th for $7,000 and finally Kunal Patni at 15th place for $12,700.
For those who can’t live a day without playing India’s most popular card game, here is some great news.
More than a month ago the Gujarat High Court had judged poker to be a game which relied considerably on chance; a judgement which affected the countless individuals who play poker in India.
In what can be dubbed as a boost to poker in India, a top government official has stated that Goa’s offshore casinos may soon be shifted on land in the coming years