WSOP 2017: Aditya Sushant Finishes 8th

Aditya Sushant

India’s first bracelet winner Aditya Sushant was eyeing his second bracelet and showcased an impressive run yet again. Sushant was fifth in chips total at the end of Day 2 with 23 survivors left and entered the final table as the chip leader. The Chennai pro got unlucky on a few occasions that cost him some big pots and finally resulted in him missing out on the chance to secure a second bracelet. Nevertheless, Sushant bagged a consolation $44,255 in prize money for his final table finish.

Apoorva Goel additionally managed to make it in the money in the event finishing 125th for $3,213 while Akshay Nasa managed his first WSOP score ending up 206th for $2,679.

It was a downward spiral for Sushant, who regularly plays poker in India, was down to 1,680,000 chips by the first break and went on to concede another big pot when he folded on the river.

A few hands later, Sushant got a bad beat from American pro Justin Conley () who managed to clip a King beating Sushant’s .

Later, Jamaica's Emile Schiff raised to 90,000 and Sushant bet to 245,000. Schiff went all in for 855,000 holding and Sushant instantly called tabling but lost coming down to 675,000.

After Dylan Hortin departed in ninth place, the players went for the dinner break and Sushant was the next to fall. Sushant went all-in holding and got the call from Emile Schiff who possessed . The board didn’t help the Indian’s cause and Sushant’s tournament run was cut short at eighth place.

Chad Klodnicki went on to win the event, and his first ever WSOP bracelet, bagging $428,423 in the process.

Position Player Country Prize
1 Chris Klodnicki United States $428,423
2 Emile Schiff Jamaica $264,692
3 Schuyler Thornton United States $191,453
4 Ben Zamani United States $139,896
5 Ulrich Schnetter United States $103,281
6 Darren Elias United States $77,047
7 Kenny Hallaert Belgium $58,083
8 Aditya Sushant India $44,255
9 Dylan Hortin United States $34,083