If you are keeping a tab of the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) events, then you must be aware that Nipun Java, Nishant Sharma, Nikita Luther, Akash Malik, and Paawan Bansal have their eyes set on WSOP bracelet in Event #34.

The Indians names have already entered Day 2 of the $1000 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em event. Java, among all, is running deep to chase his 3rd WSOP bracelet.

A Quick Look At 2018 WSOP

Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold ‘em. It’s time for the finale to take off with the final table of eight vying for the gold bracelet.
Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Day 3 has ended and the felt will now see a battle of the final 12. Michael Mizrachi is leading the way with a stack of 4,232,000.
Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold ‘em. 5,700 entries swarmed across the two starting flights. Action will return on Day2 with 1,285 survivors. Each player who has made it so far will be fighting to claim a larger share of the humongous prizepool of $5,130,000.
Event #35: Mixed: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 Or Better; Omaha Hi-Lo 8 Or Better & Big O (5-Card PLO/8).  Both the tables are through with Day 2 and 31 players have made it through to Day 3.
Event # 36: $1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold ‘em. The event began with a total of 2,191 entries this year and 351 players are still in the running.

Indians at Event# 34

Quite popular with Indian challengers, Event# 34- the $1K Double Stack No Limit Hold ‘em witnessed three poker pros this time. PokerStars India pro Aditya Agarwal, Paawan Bansal and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Nipun Java. PokerStars India’s latest brand ambassador, Muskan Sethi also appeared at the event’s second starting flight, but, couldn’t manage to pull off the competition. Agarwal also finished 559th after losing his stack of 9,000. It was a remarkable return of Java on Day 1B when he sailed to Day 2 at position number 44 with a stack of 94,500. The Indian pro was busted earlier at 615th place. Paawan Bansal was the only player who reached Day 2 after finishing Day 1A at 296th place. Currently, he holds a stack of 33,900.

Other Indians who steered clear into Day 2 are- Nishant Sharma (108,000), Nikita Luther (54,100) and Akash Malik (24,800).

Out of 3,314 on Day 1B, 747 have made it into Day 2.  Moving into Day 2 with highest stacks is Mike Takayama (177,400) followed by Eimantas Adomavicius (168,500), Vinny Pahuja (167,100), Fabrizzo D’agostino (164,200) and Chahn Jung (147,500).

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