The World Series of Poker Horseshoe Hammond $1,700 Main Event is presently history and toward the finish of play on Day 3, it was a recognizable Chicago name who developed as the boss.
Ravi Raghavan vanquished the enormous field of 1,063 to win an in front of the pack prize of $272,32 and his second WSOP circuit ring, the primary additionally coming in Hammond in 2016. Toward the start of the day, it was inquired as to whether Raghavan, who was the most practiced player coming back to activity, could reproduce the Hammond enchantment that has profited him previously. Also, following nine and a half long stretches of play, the response to that question was a reverberating yes.
“Quite great, entirely, truly great” said Raghavan, who appeared defeat with joy when asked how it felt to take one more title in his home gambling club.
One of the advantages of winning a WSOP circuit ring is the capability for the year end Global Casino Championship, which is something that Raghavan esteems as he wasn’t modern on the point framework and how it functioned.
“That is an extraordinary element to get the capability to the GCC. Presently I don’t need to pursue it. It’s extremely hard to get it this year and it’s extremely a major burden off my mind since I don’t need to pursue it.”
That won’t change his poker playing plans definitely in the coming months: “I generally play the driving-separation circuit occasions, so I will go [to those stops] as arranged.” But he concedes that it does in truth put another point of view on things as he explained a couple of minutes after the fact: “You comprehend what I know, everything changes when you win a major one.”
Last Day Action
Day 3 began at a provisional spot as the first field of 19 players was chopped somewhere around just two in the initial two hours of play, with players needing to harden their place in the chips tallies instead of going out on a limb.
Disposals began to fire up after the primary break of the day as WSOP wrist trinket Alan Percal was toasted by Raghavan in seventeenth when his pro lord kept running into pros. An enduring pace of disposal at that point started to create as players dropped individually from sixteenth down to tenth.
The pace would again hit a tangle when the last table of 10 was framed, which saw Raghavan start with the chip lead. In any case, it was Michael Wolff who might step up to the plate in the early piece of the last table as he won a few major hands to assemble a significant chip lead as every other person fell behind him, including when he killed Blake Battaglia in tenth spot to break the hindrance.
Wolff would keep on taking off until one hand changed the course of the last table and ended up being the hand of the whole competition. Raghavan tumbled a lot of eights against the best two sets of Wolff. The chips wound up all in on the lemon and after the board ran out clean Raghavan was all of a sudden the gigantic chip pioneer while Wolff was thumped down.
Only two minutes from that point onward, Raghavan killed Michael Rossitto in eighth spot when he woke up with pocket rulers against the pocket nines of Rossitto to increase another basic pot, which Raghavan would explicitly note a while later as being similarly as imperative to his success as the huge hand against Wolff.
The disposals came at an unfaltering pace after that as Matthew Shepsky went down in seventh spot, David Lindquist in 6th and Andrew Ostapchenko in fifth, two of which were sent to the rail kindness of Casey Carroll. Raghavan would guarantee another unfortunate casualty when he disposed of John Shannon in fourth spot when his flush got a waterway call.
Three-gave play would be characterized by one hand when Raghavan floundered Broadway versus Carroll, who had a solid stack toward the beginning of the hand. Raghavan pushed on the waterway to send Carroll profound into the tank and in the long run took the majority of his chips when Carroll canceled with a couple of jacks.
Raghavan would take a mind-boggling 7:1 chip lead heading into heads-up play against Wolff, who e would polish off quite promptly with pro three running down pocket sixes to win the title
Final Table Results:
1: Ravi Raghavan- $272,322 & WSOP Circuit gold ring
2:Michael Wolff – $168,325
3: Casey Carroll – $126,749
4: John Shannon – $96,304
5: Andrew Ostapchenko – $73,837
6: David Lindquist – $57,131
7: Matthew Shepsky – $44,615
8: Michael Rossitto- $35,167
9: Bryan Skreens – $27,981