Raghav Bansal made one of the biggest scores in Indian Poker history of HK$2.61 at the HK$103K High Roller in PokerStars Macau. Making India proud, the Delhi boy finished second in the in the HK$103,000 Single Re-Entry Shot Clock High Roller.

Bansal made a full house against the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year David Peters shortly after the second break and made it to the pole position on Day 2. Beginning Day 2 as chip leader, Bansal was up against some of the big guns of the poker world including  Nick Petrangelo, Dan Smith and Sergey Lebedev at the final table. The showdown was between Raghav Bansal and the wildcard Sosia Jiang with Jiang sealing the game with the winning hand.

New Zealand’s Sosia Jiang with an 8 to 1 chip lead over Bansal took home the splendid winner title and cash worth HK$3.87 million. The self-admitted casual 38-year old started with barely $25000 in recorded cash and had joked “If I am going to run good, I better do it in a High Roller tournament.” She doubled up twice through Dan Smith and Lebedev respectively along the way

The HK$103,000 Single Re-Entry Shot Clock High Roller Day2 set off with 3 last minute entries totaling 170 entries in all. With 42 re-entries, the generated prize pool was accrued to HK$ 17,460,000.

The Final Table Results:

PLACE NAME PRIZE(HKD) PRIZE(USD)
1 Sosia Jiang  3,870,000  503,100
2 Raghav Bansal  2,610,000  339,300
3 Troy Quenneville  1,800,000  234,000
4 Nick Petrangelo  1,465,000  190,450
5 Ben Lai  1,170,000  152,100
6 Dan Smith     895,000  116,350
7 Sergey Lebedev     652,000    84,760
8 Xixiang Luo     470,000    61,100

Steve O’Dwyer, John Juanda, Tom Alner and HK$206,000 Single Re-Entry Shot Clock Champion Quan Zhou were some of the unsuccessful top drawers who couldn’t continue their pursuit for the grand bonus.

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