Indians kept the ball rolling in several different events at the 48th edition of the WSOP, as well as at other popular side events. Renowned poker player Aditya Agarwal continued his fantastic run in the series picking up his overall tenth cash at the series in Event #56. He was one of the shorter stacks at the beginning of Day 3 at the event and made an early exit in 31st position for $14,183. The last hand for Agarwal saw him going all-in with and Juha Helppi instantly called with . The board ran knocking Agarwal out.
Following his tenth score at the WSOP, Agarwal has climbed up to eighth spot on the WSOP Player of Year Leaderboard. As the series reaches the Main Event, Agarwal does have a few bigger events to look forward to and is a serious contender for the POY title, which will award upwards of $20,000 worth of prizes featuring a free buy-in to the €10,000 Main Event at WSOPE as well as a free entry into the $10,000 WSOP Main Event next year. Agarwal is additionally nearing the $500,000 milestone in WSOP cashes and has already made 35 cashes totalling $482,934 at the series!
Some other notable Indians who cashed at the series feature Sumit Asrani, who placed 84th in Event 52, bagging $3,549. Aditya Agarwal also notched up $2,477 from his 179th place finish in the same event.
Aditya Agarwal’s success story should offer inspiration to budding poker players who play poker in India.
The World Poker Tour India edition has successfully concluded and has been regarded by many as a trailblazing event for poker in India
The Casino Deltin Royale is currently playing host to the inaugural WPT India, a tournament which has so far attracted many enthusiasts of poker in India.
Fans of poker in India can rejoice in the fact that Team India is performing splendidly at the series.