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WSOP 2021: Dhaval Mudgal Makes Day 3 in Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship; Shuchi Chamaria (57th), Nipun Java (92nd) & Abhishek Goindi (384th) Make ITM Finishes

WSOP 2021: Dhaval Mudgal Makes Day 3 in the Deepstack Championship; Shuchi Chamaria (57th), Nipun Java (92nd) & Abhishek Goindi (384th) Finish ITM
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis November 3, 2021
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It was an action-packed Day 2 for Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship NLHE at 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP), with only 40 players from the 488 starting field making the cut for Day 3. Perry Ernest bagged the end-of-day chip lead with a monstrous stack of 10.50 Million.

Day 2 had four Indian players in contention, with MPL Poker Ambassador Dhaval Mudgal (786,000) leading the charge after bagging the fourth-largest stack on Day 1. PokerGuru Ambassador Shuchi Chamaria (307,000), poker coach Abhishek Goindi (131,000), and Vegas-resident Nipun Java (125,000) were the other Indians on the bracelet hunt. The inaugural WPT Vietnam Main Event champion, Mudgal (1,270,000), was the only one from the team to make it through to Day 3, keeping India’s bracelet hopes alive.

Shuchi Chamaria (57th for $4,184 ~₹3.11 Lakhs), Nipun Java (92nd for $2,301 ~₹1.71 Lakhs), and Abhishek Goindi (384th for $1,201 ~₹89,475) all fell out on Day 2.

All remaining players are guaranteed at least $5,917 with $252,491 and a WSOP gold bracelet reserved for the eventual champion.


Event #61: Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em – Day 2

The Deepstack Championship NLHE brought in a 3,916-entry field, creating a $1,997,160 prize pool. Day 1 saw 488 runners surviving the day’s onslaught. After nine levels of play on Tuesday, the field dwindled down to 40 players.

India’s Dhaval Mudgal had a swingy day on the felts. The musician-turned-poker pro had started the day with the fourth-largest stack of 786,000. While not much of his run was featured in the live coverage throughout the day, Mudgal kept everyone updated through regular Instagram stories.

Dhaval Mudgal
Dhaval Mudgal


Mudgal cruised his way early into play and touched 1 Million in chips by Level 19, with 279 players remaining.

He further climbed up to 1.40 Million with 180 runners in play.

Mudgal went on to eliminate Roland Israelashvili in 145th place for $1,792. Israelashvili’s ran into Mudgal’s . The board bricked, and Israelashvili moved on to collect his 13th cash of the series. Mudgal’s stack reached 2 Million, and two levels later, he had touched 2.20 Million.

Roland Israelashvili
Roland Israelashvili


Mudgal’s stack peaked at 4.80 Million before a rough level saw him stack tumbling down to 2.80 Million.

Mudgal lost a massive pot towards the end of the day to eventually bag a below-average 1,270,000 – ranking 31st among the 40 finalists on the day-end chip counts.

PokerGuru Ambassador Shuchi Chamaria, who on Monday had chopped the RIO Daily $150 three-way for $1,600 (~₹1.19 Lakhs), scored her first cash in the ongoing WSOP edition, finishing 57th for $4,184 (~₹3.11 Lakhs).

Shuchi Chamaria
Shuchi Chamaria


Two-time bracelet winner Nipun Java (92nd for $2,301 ~₹1.71 Lakhs) and poker coach Abhishek Goindi (384th for $1,201 ~₹89,475) also fell out relatively early on Day 2.

Nipun Java
Nipun Java


Among the other notables who cashed out on Day 2 were Paul Bianchi (44th for $5,917), Florian Dietrich (62nd for $4,184), Barry Greenstein (126th for $2,022), and Damian Salas (232nd for $1,601).

Perry Ernest (10,500,000) topped the Day 2 chip counts, with Sami Rustom (7,150,000) and Marc Rangel (6,800,000) carrying forward the top stacks.

Perry Ernest
Perry Ernest


Day 3 is scheduled to start at 12 PM (local time) on Wednesday, with the action resuming at Level 28 with 50,000/100,000 blinds and a 100,000 big blind ante. Each level will last 60 minutes and will see the 40-player field play down to the final five players.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 2

1. Perry Ernest – 10,500,000

2. Sami Rustom – 7,150,000

3. Marc Rangel – 6,800,000

4. Richard Dixon – 6,430,000

5. Edgardo Rosario – 5,895,000

6. Jean Francois Alexandre – 5,480,000

7. Nicolas De Bari – 5,100,000

8. Ronald Slucker – 5,030,000

9. Fernando Viana Da Costa – 5,000,000

10. Rubin Chappell – 4,400,000


Content & Images Courtesy: WSOP, PokerNews & PokerGO

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