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The third and final starting flight of the â‚¹35K Main Event at the third edition of Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament (BLT3) series played out on October 6, registering 44 entries in total. After 14 level of play, 10 entrants bagged chips for Day 2. Topping the survivors was Kartik Ved (280,000), while Baadshah Gaming co-founder Madhav ‘Maddy’ Gupta (168,600) and Amit Ajwani (163,000) rounded out the top three stacks.
The 10 survivors of Day 1C will today join the five Day 1B runners, led by Young Gun Devesh Thapar and seven Day 1A hopefuls, led by Young Gun Ashish Munot and the First Lady of Indian Poker Shuchi Chamaria on Day 2.
Additionally, the â‚¹25K PLO which was to be held alongside the Main Event yesterday was cancelled by the tournament organizers.
Day 1C Recap
Day 1C opened with several familiar faces in the mix including Jasven Saigal, Meherzad Munsaf, Shravan Chhabria, Haresh Kukreja and Gaurav Kalra.
One of the first players to hit the rails was Ameya Gokhale, who went out at the hands of Chirag Sodha during level 2. Others who crashed out included Naresh Veeravalli, Anant Purohit, Amit Aneja and Meherzad Munsaf.
Many who were eliminated early, re-entered the tournament to try their luck again including Jaydeep Dawer and Young Gun Arjanveer Singh Chadha.
Dawer has been having a good run in the series thus far. After his fourth-place finish in the â‚¹15K Bounty, Dawer made a fifth-place finish in the â‚¹75K High Roller 6-Max. However, he was unable to make it to Day 2 in the Main Event and was eliminated by Jasven Saigal.
Chadha has been another prominent name at the series and was seen in action at each of the events. He started off on the â‚¹75K High Roller 6-Max final table as chip leader but missed the money line. Sadly, he also failed to make it till the end of Day 1C.
Out of the 44 entries on the last starting flight, only 10 runners made it through the day. Following 34 eliminations, Kartik Ved (280,000) emerged as the chip leader, followed by Madhav ‘Maddy Gupta (168,600) and Amit Ajwani (163,000).
Kartik Ved, who is a protégé of PokerStars Team Pro Aditya ‘intervention’ Agarwal had a promising start to the weekenend with a third place finish in the â‚¹75K High Roller 6-Max. In the last hand of the day, Shravan Chhabria moved all-in preflop with pocket fives and Ved called with . Ved rivered three-of-a-kind aces to eliminate Chhabria.
Madhav Gupta was among the top stacks for the majority of the day. He even held the largest stack of 138,000 during level 10. Two levels later he went head-to-head against the runner-up of the â‚¹75K High Roller 6-Max Rajeev Kajani. With the board running , Kajani`s pocket jacks came up short against Gupta’s . Gupta doubled up, as Kanjani exited the game.
Another two mentees of Agarwal i.e. winner of the â‚¹75K High Roller 6-Max, Jayjit Ray (150,200) and Ashish Ahuja (146,400) also managed to make the cut for Day 2.
Final 10 Chip Counts At The End of Day 1C
1. Kartik Ved – 280,000
2. Maddy Gupta – 168,600
3. Amit Ajwani – 163,000
4. Jayjit Ray – 150,200
5. Ashish Ahuja – 146,400
6. Kavish Kukreja – 145,300
7. Gaurav Kalra – 90,900
8. Gaurav Sood – 61,600
9. Gagan Juneja – 61,100
10. Ankit Kapoor – 58,000
Image/Content courtesy: Gutshot Magazine
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