The Indian contingent at the WSOP has been in thick of action with a few familiar faces joining the fun these past couple of days.
India’s first WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant made a deep run in the $3,000 NLHE 6-handed event. He began strongly and it appeared likely that he would go for gold again, but eventually he finished 28th for $14,364.
Poker pro Aditya Agarwal was also faring well in the $3,000 NLHE 6-handed event but, like his compatriot, hit the rails at 61st place for $6,191.
One of the most notable online pros finally clinched his first WSOP bracelet as UK based pro Chris Moorman shipped the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for a whopping $498,682 taking his tournament earnings well above $5 million. Moorman earlier had made four WSOP final table finishes including two runner-up finishes in 2011.
Bracelet winner Aditya Sushant enjoyed a roller coaster journey in the event. He was at 28,000 chips at some stage but came back stronger to chip up to 75,000. The pro grabbed a few more pots to take his stack up to 125,000.
When the play was down to just 56 players, Sushant's chip count surged to 340,000! Just a few moments later Sushant knocked an opponent out taking his stack upwards of half million mark. However, Sushant lost a big pot in a flip and departed at 28th place for $14,364.
These players have already enjoyed success playing poker in India and are now channeling it overseas.
For those who can’t live a day without playing India’s most popular card game, here is some great news.
More than a month ago the Gujarat High Court had judged poker to be a game which relied considerably on chance; a judgement which affected the countless individuals who play poker in India.
In what can be dubbed as a boost to poker in India, a top government official has stated that Goa’s offshore casinos may soon be shifted on land in the coming years