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WSOP 2022: Sriharsha Doddapaneni Only Indian Advancing to Day 5 in Main Event, Shashank Jain, Neel Joshi & Tarun Goyal Bag in One More for One Drop

WSOP 2022 - Day 41 Sriharsha Doddapaneni, Shashank Jain, Neel Joshi and Tarun Goyal
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  • Namita Ghosh July 11, 2022
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The action ran unabated on Day 41 of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP), and we saw three events, including two online bracelet tournaments go down in the history books. The Indians were in the reckoning in three events, and the bracelet sweat for Team India is very much alive in two of them.

Day 4 of Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship opened with 1,299 players taking their seats, but after the stipulated five levels of play, only 380 runners were left in the fray. Taylor von Kriegenbergh (5,305,000) was the only player to amass over 5 Million in chips!

From India, six players joined the day’s action, but Sriharsha Doddapaneni (1,025,000) was the only one to carry a stack to Day 5.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni

 

Aditya Systla (575th for $25,500, ~₹20.27 Lakhs), Chiraag Patel (869th for $17,000, ~₹13.51 Lakhs), Young Gun Arsh Grover (803rd for $19,000, ~₹15.11 Lakhs), MPL Poker Pro Siddharth Karia (747th for $21,000, ~₹16.70 Lakhs) and PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved (891st for $17,000, ~₹13.52 Lakhs) fell out of contention on Day 4.

Aditya Systla, Chiraag Patel, Arsh Grover, Siddharth Karia, Kartik Ved & Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Aditya Systla, Chiraag Patel, Arsh Grover, Siddharth Karia, Kartik Ved & Sriharsha Doddapaneni

 

Day 2 of Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop began with 1,271 players, and only 319 of them survived the day`s play. Part of the Day 2 field were six Indians, headlined by Day 1C chip leader Young Gun Neel Joshi. Only three of them have made it to Day 3. Shashank Jain (1,630,000) carries the 19th most enormous stack, while Neel Joshi (1,005,000) holds the 70th largest stack among the 319 advancing players. Tarun Goyal (285,000), with his short stack, rounds out the trio of Indian players we will see returning to the Bally`s in Las Vegas on Monday.

Shashank Jain, Neel Joshi & Tarun Goyal
Shashank Jain, Neel Joshi & Tarun Goyal

 

Four other Indians – birthday boy Anirudh Reddy, Raghav Bansal, Akash Malik, and Ankit Ahuja fell out through the day’s proceedings.

Neel Joshi, Anirudh Reddy, Shashank Jain, Raghav Bansal, Akash Malik & Ankit Ahuja
Neel Joshi, Anirudh Reddy, Shashank Jain, Raghav Bansal, Akash Malik & Ankit Ahuja

 

Leading the Day 3 qualifiers is Jorge Walker (3,665,000), followed by Andrew Moreno (2,470,000) and Benjamin Thomas (2,345,000).

Nirav Parekh was the only Indian taking a seat on Day 2 of Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha. Part of the 123 players who returned to play, Parekh finished 116th for $2,014 (~₹1,59,882), posting his second cash of the series after his deep run in Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold’em (60th for $14,130 – ₹11.17 Lakhs). Day 2 closed with nine players remaining. Nolan King (12,700,000) bagged the overnight chip lead, followed by Pei Li (5,525,000) and Konstantin Angelov (2,850,000).

Nirav Parekh
Nirav Parekh

 

The busy Sunday saw three bracelet events playing down to a winner. The Torrance, California resident Daniel Strelitz came out on top of the 823-player field in Event #73: $1,500 Razz to win his second bracelet and $115,723.

Daniel Strelitz
Daniel Strelitz

 

Two online bracelet tournaments played to a conclusion. UK’s Harry “timexCNT” Lodge bested a 161-entry field in Online Event #8: $7,777 Lucky 7’s NLHE High Roller to win his maiden bracelet and a career-best $396,666.

Harry Lodge
Harry Lodge

 

Minnesota’s Yevgeniy “Kazak132” Minakrin outlasted a 994-player field in Online Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship to collect his first WSOP gold bracelet and $238,315.

Day 1A of Event #75: $777 Lucky 7’s No-Limit Hold’em 7-Handed logged in 1,056 entries, with only 44 advancing further, led by Event #73: $1,500 Razz finalist Calvin Anderson (2,280,000).

Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson

 

One of the most awaited events of the series, Event #76: $1,979 Poker Hall of Bounty No-Limit Hold ‘em, was another event firing up on Sunday. From the 865-player starting field, only 139 carried a stack to Day 2. Leading the group is five-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (574,000), with Marsel Backa (510,000) and Kfir Litman (503,000) in hot pursuit.

The tournament has bounties on each Poker Hall of Famer in the field, the value of the bounty being the year in which they were inducted. When Day 1 concluded, only two Hall of Famers hadn`t given up their bounties – Barry Greenstein (327,000) and Barbara Enright (224,000). Others who fell through the day included Chris Moneymaker, Johnny Chan, Jack McClelland, Berry Johnston, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Hellmuth.

 

Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship – Day 4

Only 380 players from a start-of-day field of 1,299 runners advanced to Day 5 in Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship.

It was an eventful day all around, and after the ten hours of play, Taylor von Kriegenbergh (5,305,000) was the player with the most chips in the bad – he is also the only one with over 5 Million in chips. Dan Colpoys (4,835,000) and Johan Schumacher (4,600,000) are close behind.

A group of six Indians formed part of the Day 4 starting field, and barring Sriharsha Doddapaneni, all fell out on Sunday.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni is now the lone player to carry forward the Indian tri-color to Day 5. He had entered Day 4 with a stack of 841,000, and by the time the bag’s were brought out, he had improved to 1,025,000 (41 BBs). He is ranked 204th in chips among the 380 survivors.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni
Sriharsha Doddapaneni

 

One of India’s most notable MTT players, Doddapaneni’s biggest WSOP score came in 2021 WSOP Online Series Event #12: $1K DOUBLE STACK, where he finished third for a whopping $357,408 (~₹2.65 Crores). The seasoned pro has 21 WSOP cashes to his name, cumulatively worth $76,328 (~₹60.69 Lakhs).

While Indians have made several deep runs in the Main Event in the last few years, the record for the deepest run by an Indian at the Main Event is held by Nishant Sharma, who finished 34th in the prestigious event in 2018 for $230,475 (~₹1.58 Crores). Doddapaneni, like all advancing players, is already assured at least $36,000 but will need to make some advances to get a fighting chance at an FT finish.

Nishant Sharma
Nishant Sharma

 

Aditya Systla had entered Day 4 with 620,000, and like the other Indians, his journey wasn’t covered in the live reporting. He busted out in Level 19, finishing 575th for $25,500 (~₹20.27 Lakhs). This was Systla’s second score at this year’s series and his first WSOP Main Event cash. He had finished 234th in Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold’em for $4,560 (~₹3.62 Lakhs.

Aditya Systla
Aditya Systla

 

Chiraag Patel was another Indian who made his first WSOP Main Event cash on Sunday. The 2018 APPT Manila ₱15K NLH Turbo winner finished 869th for $17,000 (~₹13.51 Lakhs). His only other ITM finish at the WSOP came in Event #60: $525 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed of the 2020 WSOP Online Series, where he placed 202nd for $2,007, making this debut Main Event score, his best WSOP finish to date.

Chiraag Patel
Chiraag Patel

 

Another Indian contender, MPL Poker Pro Siddharth Karia, busted 747th for $21,000 (~₹16.70 Lakhs), bagging his career-best score in the WSOP. The FTS 2.0 Main Event champion already had three cashes in the series in Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty (1069th for $1,633, ~₹1.29 Lakhs), Event #43: $500 NLHE Freezeout (209th for $1,552, ~ ₹1.21 Lakhs) and Event #51: $400 NLHE Colossus (142nd for $3,180, ~ ₹2.51 Lakhs) and over a dozen WSOP cashes dating back to 2019.

Siddharth Karia
Siddharth Karia

 

Young Gun Arsh Grover made an insane Day 3 run and unbagged 328,000 at the start of Day 4 (ranked 612th in chips). However, the day’s first level was rough for Grover as he fell down to 240,000. Grover drew the short end of the stick on two occasions, losing QQ < A5s and 33 < A7s that ended his Main Event run in 803rd place for $19,000 (~₹15.11 Lakhs).

Arsh Grover Insta Story ME Day 4
Arsh Grover sharing picture of his bag on Instagram

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved sounded off Day 4 with 296,500; however, like most of his compatriots, he did not make it through the day. He exited 891st for $17,000 (~₹13.52 Lakhs). The 2020 WSOP Online Series Event #64: $840 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold ’em winner added yet another score after having already cashed six events, including a career-best $275,593 (₹2.17 Crores) in Event #66: $1,000 MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout). In 2018, Ved made headlines for finishing 128th in the WSOP Main Event for $57,010 (~₹39.20 Lakhs).

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved

 

Arjun Srinivas (405th for $36,000), Avi Mukherjee (453rd for $31,900), and Tanuj Bhatnagar (537th for $28,400), were some Indian-origin players who finished in the money on Day 4.

The last elimination of the day, Farah Galfond (381st for $36,000), Leo Soma (383rd for $36,000), Shota Nakanishi (389th for $36,000), Massoud Eskandari (395th for $36,000), Cliff Josephy (425th for $31,900), Jason DeWitt (449th for $31,900), Martin Zamani (456th for $31,900), and John Cynn (552nd for $25,500) were other notables who fell out of contention on Day 4.

Kamal Bittar (3,125,000), Vikenty Shegal (1,700,000), Rahul Rastogi (905,000), Eshaan Bhalla (870,000), Raja Chirumamilla (470,000), Jay Majmudar (455,000), and Amit Sharma (270,000) are some Indian-origin players who advanced to Day 5.

Of the six former Main Event champions who started the day, only the 2020 champion Damian Salas (2,355,000) and defending champion Koray Aldemir (1,285,000) survived.

Day 5 will commence at noon (PDT) on July 11, Monday.

Taylor von Kriegenbergh
Taylor von Kriegenbergh

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 4

  1. Taylor von Kriegenbergh – 5,305,000
  2. Dan Colpoys – 4,835,000
  3. Johan Schumacher – 4,600,000
  4. Aaron Mermelstein – 4,285,000
  5. Victor Li – 4,200,000
  6. Rafael Mota – 4,050,000
  7. Carlos Leiva – 3,860,000
  8. Shelby Wells – 3,840,000
  9. Jorge Hou – 3,800,000
  10. Dingxiang Ong – 3,630,000

 

Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop NLHE – Day 2

After an action-packed ten levels of play, Day 2 of Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop NLHE came to a halt. Of the 1,271 returning players, only 319 were left standing.

The event registered a starting field of 5,702 entries (Day 1A – 841, Day 1B – 1,471, Day 1C – 2,713, Day 2 – 677), and only 856 places get paid with a min-cash worth $1,778.

Jorge Walker bagged an impressive 3,665,000, making up for 183 BBs, making him the start of Day 3 chip leader. The other top stacks belong to Andrew Moreno (2,470,000), Benjamin Thomas (2,345,000), Sejo Kasic (2,300,080), Dragos Trofimov (2,210,000), Michael Stephenson (2,160,000), the 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess (2,110,000), two-time bracelet winner Joao Simao (2,075,000), Kfir Nahum (2,070,000), and Dylan Cechowski (2,050,000).

At least 13 Indians had advanced to Day 2, and three among them moved to Day 3

Shashank Jain (1,630,000) was the day`s hero, and bagged the 19th biggest stack. Day 1C chip leader Young Gun Neel Joshi (1,005,000) and Tarun Goyal (285,000) round out the trio of Indians advancing to Day 3.

Shashank Jain has 18 WSOP cashes to his name, collectively worth $78,061, and this will be his first cash of the series. Even though he is guaranteed the first cash, the Indian rail will be hoping that Jain finds some momentum on Day 3 for a serious shot at winning the bracelet.

Shashank Jain
Shashank Jain

Neel Joshi had cashed five times in the series entering the event (25 overall) and has guaranteed himself a sixth score with this deep run. His ITM scores at the series came in Online Event #7: $500 NLHE Deepstack (143rd for $1,167, ~92,535), Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout NLHE (12th for $30,435, ~24.02 Lakhs), Event #49: $2,000 NLHE (58th for $9,190, ~7.19 Lakhs), Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker NLHE (494th for $4,172, ~3.26 Lakhs), and Event #5: $500 The Housewarming NLHE (572nd for $2,365, ~1.83 Lakhs).

Neel Joshi
Neel Joshi

 

Tarun Goyal already had four cashes in the ongoing series (18 overall). His ITM scores came in Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty (1345th for $1,326, ~ 1.05 Lakhs), Online Event #6: $500 NLHE Turbo Deepstack (66th for $1,650, ~ 1.31 Lakhs), Event #43: $500 Freezeout NLHE (595th for $876, ~ 69,458), and Event #21: $1,500 MONSTER STACK NLHE (329th for $5,054, ~ 4.01 Lakhs).

Tarun Goyal
Tarun Goyal

 

Three Indians crossed the money line on Day 2 but failed to bag, namely, Apratim Sharma (369th for $2,815, ~ 2.24 Lakhs), Kunal Patni (498th for $2,384, ~ 1.90 Lakhs), and Gokul Krishna (781 for $1,778 ~ 1.41 Lakhs).

Apratim Sharma, Kunal Patni & Gokul Krishna
Apratim Sharma, Kunal Patni & Gokul Krishna

 

Raghav Bansal, Akash Malik, birthday boy Anirudh Reddy, Paawan Bansal, Abhishek Paul, Ankit Ahuja, and Akshay Bharadwaj were the other Indians who came back for Day 2 but failed to cross the money line.

Many Indian-origin players also bagged up for Day 3. The list includes Ravee Sundara (1,290,000), Shiva Dudani (1,105,000), Sumeet Wayachal (935,000), Vineet Pahuja (855,000), Soheb Porbandarwala (680,000), Daniel Pereira (620,000), Ashok Kamani (575,000), Sandeep Pulusani (395,000), and Aditya Rao (320,000).

Anthony Kalanj (339th for $3,097), Kalyan Chivukula (424th for $2,579), Vijay Chander (477th for $2,384), Lokesh Garg (485th for $2,384), Rishva Iyer (558th for $2,222), Jaspal Brar (573rd for $1,945), Satish Sirigirisetty (584th for $1,945), Hitesh Patel (657th for $1,945), Mehdi Daruwala (801st for $1,778), and Satyen Patel (845th for $1,778) were some India-origin players to score on Day 2.

Some prominent players who will be returning on Day 3 include poker legend Chris Moneymaker (1,550,000), WSOP bracelet winner David Williams (1,560,000), Event #61: Ladies NLHE Championship finalists Christina Gollins (1,600,000) & Lily Kiletto (1,900,000), Event #21: $1,500 Monster Stack NLHE finalists Mateusz Moolhuizen (970,000) & Francis Anderson (875,000).

The remaining players are assured at least $3,097, while all eyes will be on the $ 535,610 top prize and the shiny WSOP bracelet. Day 3 starts at 10 AM (PDT) on July 11, Monday.

Jorge Walker
Jorge Walker

 

Top Ten Chips Counts at the End of Day 2

  1. Jorge Walker – 3,665,000
  2. Andrew Moreno – 2,470,000
  3. Benjamin Thomas – 2,345,000
  4. Sejo Kasic – 2,300,080
  5. Dragos Trofimov – 2,210,000
  6. Michael Stephenson – 2,160,000
  7. Ryan Riess – 2,110,000
  8. Joao Simao Peres – 2,075,000
  9. Kfir Nahum – 2,070,000
  10. Dylan Cechowski – 2,050,000

 

Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha – Day 2

The day started with 123 players returning to the Bally`s Ballroom on Day 2 of Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha, and played down to an unofficial final table of nine through ten levels of play.

Nolan King (12,700,000) bagged an enormous chip lead for the final day and is the only player with over 12 million in chips. King has an excellent chance to add himself to the list of bracelet holders with his commanding chip lead.

Pei Li (5,525,000) and Konstantin Angelov (2,850,000) carry the following two big stacks into the final table.

The only Indian player on Day 2, Nirav Parekh, fell out in 116th place for $2,014 (~₹1.60 Lakhs). This was Parekh’s second cash of the series after his 60th place finish in Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty No-Limit Hold’em for $14,130 (~11.17 Lakhs).

Maxx Coleman (12th for $10,316), Day 1 chip leader Tamer Kamel (17th for $6,835), Ankush Mandavia (19th for $6,835), Connor Drinan (24th for $5,668), Alex Livingston (58th for $3,041), Joao Vieira (73rd for $2,409) and Dash Dudley (86th for $2,188) were some notables who boarded the money bus.

The nine finalists are assured at least $16,339, with the winner slated to take home $190,219 and the WSOP bracelet. Day 3 will begin at 2 PM (PDT) on July 11, Monday.

Nolan King
Nolan King

 

End of Day 2 Chip Counts

  1. Nolan King – 12,700,000
  2. Pei Li – 5,525,000
  3. Konstantin Angelov – 2,850,000
  4. Eemil Tuominen – 2,800,000
  5. Ryan Scully – 2,700,000
  6. Raul Esquivel – 2,370,000
  7. William Gross – 2,350,000
  8. Eric Lescot – 2,330,000
  9. Diogo Veiga – 540,000

 

Event #75: $777 Lucky 7’s No-Limit Hold’em 7-Handed – Day 1A

Running alongside the Online $7,777 Lucky 7’s NLHE High Roller, Event #75: $777 Lucky 7’s No-Limit Hold ’em 7-Handed had 1,056 players joining the Day 1A flight, and after 22 levels of action, only 44 bagged and tagged for Day 2.

The two-time bracelet winner Calvin Anderson (2,280,000) accumulated the most chips, with Phong Than Nguyen (2,000,000) finishing second in the day-end chip counts. Kevin Oharra (1,845,000), Mohammadreza Soltany (1,580,000), and Pieter Susebeek (1,550,000) were the other names on top of the survivor’s list.

Bracelet winners who are still in contention include four-time bracelet winner Ben Yu (1,330,000), Jason Wheeler (640,000), Andrew Barber (580,000), and five-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham (160,000).

Notables who fell out before the money bubble burst included former WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer, Kevin Song, Lexy Gavin, Conrad Simpson, and David Moses.

The event has already added $722,051 to the prize pool, with two more flights (Day 1A and 1B) to follow. The Day 1A qualifiers will converge with the Day 1B and 1C survivors for Day 2 on Wednesday, July 13, starting at noon (PDT).

Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1A

  1. Calvin Anderson – 2,280,000
  2. Phong Than Nguyen – 2,000,000
  3. Kevin Oharra – 1,845,000
  4. Mohammadreza Soltany – 1,580,000
  5. Pieter Susebeek – 1,550,000
  6. Kenny Lay –