It has been a historic year for team India at the WSOP this year, with not just 1 but 2 bracelet wins! The dynamic duo Nipun Java and Aditya Sushant who brought home the first bracelet this year were marching string separately at two events to bring home the 2nd one.
Nipun Java finally bagged the 2nd coveted bracelet for Team India at Event #71: USD 1,000 WSOP.com Online No-Limit Hold’em Championship.
Sushant was also close to hunting down his next bracelet win but had to exit the event shy of a few places before the title at a respectable 8th position. He was marching strong at the Event #66: USD 1500 No-limit Hold’em.
He was in the fifth position with his chips at the end of the second day with a mere 23 survivors fighting for the title. He marched the final table with a chip lead. But as fate would have it a few of the big pots did not do so well for him, soon enough he had to hit the rail at the eighth place.
There were several other Indian poker players who made it well into the event making a good amount of cash. Apoorva Goel managed to win cash in the event finishing 125th for USD 3123. The first score at the series was picked up by Akshay Nasa who finished at 206th position for an amount of USD 2,679.
Nikita Luther also made yet another deep run and finished 71st for USD 8,173. Amit Jain also banked a hefty amount with USD 4,496 from his finish at the 189th position. One of the Indians to score their first cash outs at the WSOP was Sachit Kapur who scored USD 13,129 with his 39th finish at the Event #68.
A number of contenders, who play poker in India professionally, have made the last entry flight for the month-long which is going to be The GIANT. Some of those who made notable achievements are Lakshya Khurana who emerged with the top stack at the conclusion of Day 1E with 400,000 in chips. Sanjay Taneja another new entrant also went deep into the event 322,000 in chips at the end of Day 2. Muskan Sethi also managed to make a cut despite having a short stack of 20,000 only.
Amongst other news regarding Team India at the WSOP Jasven Saigal finished 87th at the Wynn Main Event while another first timer at Vegas Sharad Rao made it into Day 3 of the event presently holds 564,000 in chips with 75 players remaining.
We are railing team India for more glorious achievements at this year’s WSOP!