While most 20 somethings are figuring out what to do with their lives, 26 years old #9stacksTeamIndia member, Nishant Sharma is on his way to create history at the World Series of Poker 2018 in Las Vegas.
After smashing the #LFGVegas contest on 9stacks & winning the trip to Vegas as well as the $10k WSOP Main Event ticket, Nishant, AKA ‘DojingBULLETS’ has been giving a very tough time to all the WSOP veterans. All this on his very first foray at the WSOP Vegas! Whew!
Leading the Indian contingent into a historic moment at the World Championship, Nishant has just concluded Day 5 of the $10,000 Buy in Main Event (8.8MN GTD) with a very good looking stack of 5,800,000 and ranks at number 15 currently. The chip leader has a stack of about 12 MN, currently. Friend, colleague and fellow #9stacksTeamIndia member, Vivek Rughani is also going strong with a stack of 1,545,000 at rank 93.
Day 5 was brutal as it started out with 309 challengers and ended with only 109 survivors for Day 6. It has been a 40 hour plus grind and only the fittest have survived so far.
Nishant started playing poker during college with his gamer friends and within a span of almost two years quit his job in event management to focus on poker professionally!
Armed with his bright blue headphones and the famous mask, Nishant has been conquering major Multi Table Tournaments in India , as well as international tournaments in his characteristic, #BinaDare style.
He has been playing a very focussed, consistent game throughout the Main Event and has remained completely unfazed and patient in high pressure situations. He has always preferred the MTT structure and all that grinding for long hours over the years has led up to this moment.
This is the first time any Indian poker player has gotten so deep in the Main Event. Team 9stacks wishes the Nishant and Vivek the very best for day 6. Join us to cheer then on and watch LIVE updates tomorrow on our Instagram stories here :
Good luck, Nishant, #LetsBringItHome
No pressure, but yes pressure! :-p