The $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event drew a total of 1,739 hopefuls and the 275 surviving players came back to play Day 2 with 262 players making the money train.
By the end of day’s play, 23 poker players made the cut with Australian Melissa Gillett heading the pack with 3,443,000 chips followed by India`s pioneering poker mentor Aditya Agarwal who bagged 1,286,000 in chips. However, Agarwal had exited the event at ninth place for $30,774.
Additionally, Aditya Sushant and Samay Parikh also made it in the money in the event. Parikh ended up 103rd for $3,055 while Sushant finished 145th for $2,796.
Agarwal began the day with 33,000 chips but in just three levels, he managed to bring it up to 223,000 and eventually by the second break of the event, he was leading with 396,000 chips.
Agarwal was looking to continue the hot streak in an effort to bag the country’s second bracelet and did manage to make it to the final table as well but eventually got busted in 9th place for $30,774.
Agarwal, a renowned pro, regularly plays online poker.
He was updating his WSOP journey in a series of tweets.
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