Indian poker pro Sumit Sapra has reached Day 3 in WSOP Event 20: $1,500 Millionaire Maker. He is the sole player from India to reach Day 3 along with 136 other remaining players and will start Day 3 with a decent stack of 210,000. Among those who made it to Day 3, Senovio Ramirez III is the standout chip leader with a colossal 1,570,000 chips. The second spot goes to Lucas Blanco (1,339,000 chips), with Daniel Lee completing the top three stacks with 1,196,000 chips. Among the players left, nine of them have stacks upwards of a million. This event drew a total of 7,761 runners and according to the declaration made by the tournament director the final 1,165 players will be cashing out.
More great news for Indian poker enthusiasts, as India’s Raghav Bansal, Aditya Agarwal and Shuchi Chamaria all cashed out in this event. Bansal ended 377th for $4,638 while Agarwal finished 653rd for $3,105 and his better half succeeded to make her first WSOP cash ending up 661st for $3,105. Most of the pros on this list regularly play online poker.
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