Indian poker pro Aditya Agarwal came close to grabbing a second WSOP bracelet for India as he displayed an impressive performance in Event 45: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em but eventually took the 24th spot pocketing $14,277 for his efforts. Aditya Agarwal, who frequently plays online poker, has been consistently making good finishes in the 2017 edition of the WSOP.
He managed to propel his stack to 550,000 from the starting 416,000 but was eventually brought down to 300,000 not long after. Agarwal’s last hand of the event saw a three-way all-in with the Indian pro going all-in for roughly 200,000 holding , Ashton Griffin shoved with and Dennis Blieden with , made the easy call. The board didn’t improve his hand and Agarwal met his tournament demise in 24th place.
Eventual winner Chris Brammer began a head-up battle with Jett Schencker with a 2:1 chip advantage. Brammer won the bracelet and pocketed $527,555 for his efforts.
Final Table Standings:
1. Chris Brammer - $527,555
2. Jett Schencker - $326,051
3. Yevgeniy Timoshenko - $223,574
4. Rui Ye - $156,022
5. Tobias Ziegler - $110,845
6. Oliver Weis - $80,196
7. Michael Brinkenhoff - $59,107
8. Alex Foxen - $44,395
9. Diego Sanchez - $33,993
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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.
As per the Times of India, Hotel Ramada in Ahmedabad has filed a petition in the Gujarat High Court seeking an order directing the police to allow peaceful conduct of poker games. A similar petition was filed in the Gujarat HC by Kizhakke Naduvath Suresh....