The frantic race to grab bracelets is in its full swing at the WSOP 2017 where the excitement in the air is moist with silent competitive energies. The series crowned 6 more bracelet winners at its 48th run this year with many more hankering for the same.
The Indian poker pros have also kept the charge high in several different events at the WSOP, while many more are doing their best at the other popular side events. Aditya Agarwal, Indian’s top poker player has been continuing a trailblazing run at the series and has recently grabbed his tenth cash out, at the Event 56. At the beginning of the Day, 3 Aditya Agarwal was one with the shorter stacks at the Event #56: USD 5,000 No-Limit Hold ‘em, wherein he, unfortunately, made an early exit with the amount USD 14,183 with 31st place.
Agarwal played his last hand with an all-in move holding an Ace of clubs and 4 of spades, however, Julia Helppi looked him up with the King of Spades and Jack of spades. The board saw 7 of diamonds, 8 of hearts, Jack of Diamonds, 2 of spades and 9 of clubs, that sent Agarwal out.
With his 10th cash-out at the series Agarwal, climbed to the eight spot on the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard! While he still has a few more big hands to play at the series while it enters its home stretch. But he is still a strong contender for the POY title, which garners a massive award of USD 20,000 worth prizes. This includes a free buy-in into the €10,000 Main Event at the WSOPE as well as free entry into the USD 10,000 WSOP Main Event in 2018.
He is also known to be nearing the milestone of USD 500,000 in WSOP cashes with a total of 35 cash outs that totals a handsome USD 482,934 at the series.
It’s not just Intervention alone!
Several other known Indian poker pros have been making huge strides into the WSOP. Sumit Asrani finished 84th in the Event 52, pocketing USD 3549. Agarwal also cashed out at this same event with 179th place bagging USD 2477 finish at the event.
Another notable player of poker in India is Kunal Patni who made his first cash at the series in Event 56 while making a hefty USD 7626 from his 85th rank. He then jumped straight into the Event #58: No-Limit Hold ‘em wherein he added another USD 2446 to his wins, further fattening his bankroll. He finished 192nd at this event.
He then went to play yet another event at the Day 1B of the Event #60: USD 888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold ‘em 8-handed. Here he also managed to stride through into Day 2 of the event with 285,000 in chips. Amit Jain is also a reputed player who was at the same event & had a tall stack of 234,000.
Event #58 witnessed Jaskirat Bindra running deep and finally coming out at 71st with USD 5022. Nikita Luther is the other Indian face who also made it into the money with 242nd on the finishing line for an amount of USD 2249. Shashank Jain also finished 178th in the Event #50: USD 1500 NLH Bounty for USD 1630.
Muskan Sethi was also thick in action at the Event 58, where she finished 39th for USD 8,286. It was only some time ago that the female pro had made her first cash at the Venetian Event for USD 1600 of USD 6800.
Other notable Indian names who have also been in action at this year’s WSOP are Abhishek Goindi who bagged one of the largest stacks for the Day 1D with a massive 410,500 in chips. Kalyan Chakravarthy is also on the money with a stack of 240,000 at Day 1C. In the same event, two other Indian poker players Jasven Saigal and Shashank Jain have also made it into the money in this event and will resume their action for Day 2 on July 8.
These were the latest happenings at the WSOP ’17, keep following PokerIndianGroup for more updates on the same. Until let’s keep our fingers crossed for another bracelet!