Rahul Byrraju Makes Highest Finish Among Indian Competitors

Rahul Byrraju

Hyderabad based poker pro Rahul Byrraju has made an amazing 102nd place finish at the world’s biggest poker event. Byrraju and fellow compatriot Paawan Bansal were the only two Indians to have made it to Day 5 of Event 73.

At the end of Day 3, Byrraju had seen his initial stack of 467,900 plummet to 141,000. But the Hyderabad pro quickly turned the tables and raised his stack to a colossal 1,320,000 at the end of day’s play on Day 4. For his 102nd finish, Rahul Byrraju pocketed $53,247.

With the Main Event coming to a close, only one other event remains on schedule at Las Vegas, i.e, Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em. Other Indian poker pros such as Nikita Luther and Akash Malik seem to be going strong in this event.

Regardless of the result, Indian players have really shined in the 2017 edition of the World Series of Poker. This success is owed to the years of practice pros have gained playing poker.