India wins its 1st WSOP bracelet with Nipun Java and Aditya Sushant’s Tag Team

Mon / June / 2017

India makes poker history as it won its first WSOP bracelet through the ‘hands’ of pro poker players Aditya Sushant and Nipun Java. The tag team of these notable poker pros took down the USD 1,000 Event: 10 for USD 150, 637.
WSOP has witnessed a lot of positive movements of Indian poker players this year at their events, and the final cherry on the cake was this well-deserved win of the champion duo who claimed their prize with seamless ease!
Aditya ‘Donkab0mber’ Sushant is a Chennai-based young man whose journey into poker is the perfect story of spontaneity meets success! The poker pro ventured into the sport when he was college boy back in 2010, with a spontaneous bus ride hitched to Goa for attending a poker tournament.
In an almost cinematic turn of events Aditya struck by shortage of funds met his mentor the famous Aditya ‘intervention’ Agarwal. Intervention staked him for the tournament and soon enough Aditya Sushant went on to win it big at the event.
Since, then Sushant did not have to look back, as he continued his glorious poker career along with being one of the first Team PokerGuru Pros. He has had several wins to his name including the runners-up finish at the PokerStars Sunday Million for USD 168, 157 back in June, 2013, and many more international and domestic conquests. Sushant later joined Add52 as their Team Pro.
He had a busy day this past 7th June, where he went deep into two poker events at the WSOP simultaneously. He chose to play the opening orbit with Tag Team event and then kept Day 2 open for the Event 12: USD 1500 No limit Hold ‘em. He finally concluded Event 12 at 145th position with USD 2,796 in winnings and later came back to finish the job at the Tag Team event which he did so amazingly.
Nipun Java the other team member who shouldered the win is yet another pro poker player who also has several poker wins to his name, especially at international events.
Nipun was born in Kolkata and later brought up in New Delhi. He has a master’s degree in computer science from the Arizona State University and ventured into serious poker with a drastic shift. However, this though his first bracelet win is not his first victory at the WSOP. He had won the WSOP Circuit Bicycle event in March 2014, and his total poker wins goes up to a whopping USD 2 million or more!

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Aditya ‘intervention’ Agarwal has also had a good run at this year’s WSOP. But surprisingly also had something to do with this historical win for team India. It was him, who convinced the two players to play the event together as a team!
As fate would have it, Nipun’s existing teammate dropped out at the last minute as he couldn’t wake up on time. And hence, the last minute team forming decision was made that led to the Indian National Anthem playing at the end with our champion Indian players holding the coveted bracelet of their win for USD 150,637.