Poker a game whose evolution and origin story in history is still a mystery has predominantly been played in western countries. However, within a short span of few decades since Indians have had their interest in the game, the competitive mercury bar has been rising off the charts in the sport.
The current WSOP in Vegas is an exciting march to the finish line with the coveted bracelet up for grabs and Indian poker players have been making huge strides at that.
While this is the year of first bracelet for India, it seems soon enough we could get our hands on more at WSOP!
Indian poker players have been fighting hard at the various events these past few days. Sumit Sapra is the single Indian player who made it to Day 3 of the event Millionaire Maker (event #20): USD 1500 No-Limit Hold’em and finally finished with a rank of 118th for the handsome amount of USD 8,054.
Vikram Kumar Team Pro, of PokerBaazi also scored well with USD 235 Daily DeepStack and managed to bag the 48th position finishing out of huge list 1150+ entries.
Then again there are Raghav Bansal, Aditya Sushant who is the bracelet winner for India along with PokerStars pro Aditya Agarwal. All three players have made it into the Day 2 of Event #27 USD 3000 No Limit Hold ‘em 6 Handed. Currently Bansal is in the leading position with a total of 106,700 in chips. Aditya Sushant has also bagged a hefty 55,300 and Intervention will be back with 43,000 on Day 2 of the event which is 16th June.
The USD 1500 Millionaire Maker had a massive entry of 7761 entries with the ITM (in the money) being only the top 1165 players, which could be reached after 4 tiresome days of heavy poker action.
Our Indian team also had their hands deeps in this event with amazing results. The notable wins include Raghav Bansal who ranked 377th for an amount of USD 4638 in wins, Aditya Agarwal who stood 653rd and won 3105, his wife Shuchi Chamaria PokerMet team pro winning USD 3,105 with the rank of 661st.
Sumit Sapra is the only Indian player to have made it to the third day of the event and finally concluded the race with winnings worth USD 8,054 ranking at 118th.
Sharing his achievements in social media Sapra said, “Busto, jammed 14bb from UTG with AJss, got looked up by AK… Thanks for the rail guys”. He announced a week’s break with his trip to New York before he returns to the action in Vegas.
The nail-biting excitement of Indian players making huge strides at the WSOP this year is profound and it seems it will be a good sports year for India conquering more fields!
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