3 Indians progress to WSOP Main Event Day 5

Posted On 09 Jul, 2018 0

The excitement is growing each day at the 2018 World Series of Poker as we're now only a few days away from crowning a new WSOP World Champion. Winning the Main Event is something that every poker player dreams of, and it's that time of the year where one of these poker players' dreams will come true again.

It has been a fantastic year for Indians at the WSOP too, with Nikita Luther bringing home India's second WSOP bracelet, while many others have cashed out in various events. Going into Day 4 of the Main Event, there were 9 Indian players among the 1,182 survivors out of the original 7,874 entries.

At the end of Day 4 of the event, only 310 survivors remain (less than 5% of the original field), with the current pay-out running at $37,705. Well known American poker pro Barry Hutter has the lead now, with 5,597,000 in chips. Over 800 people busted and got paid out in today's play, with the most notable busts being that of Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Patrik Antonius, Johnny Chan, Kristen Bicknell, and Jonathan Duhamel. With Duhamel out, Joe Cada remains the only former Main Event Champion among the survivors.

Team India

It was a mixed bag kind of day for the Indian contingent. The Indian poker industry will be happy that 3 Indian survivors will go through to play Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event. However, there will also be sadness because 6 survivors crashed out during the day's play, including one of India's most experienced live poker pros, Aditya Agarwal.

The following Indians cashed out in today's play:

  1. Jaideep Sajwan - 589th - $23,940
  2. Aditya Agarwal - 717th - $19,900
  3. Rohan Bhasin - 731st - $19,900
  4. Yudhister Jaswal - 977th - $15,920
  5. Sriharsha Doddapaneni - 1,057th - $15,920
  6. Apoorva Goel - 1,148th - $15,000

It has been a great summer in Las Vegas for Jaswal, who made a few cashes in the 2018 WSOP but more importantly, secured a massive career best prize of $109,443 last week, for shipping a $1,600NLHE tournament at the DeepStack Championship Poker Series, Las Vegas.

We're now all cheering the final three Indian survivors (with their chip counts), who will step out to play Day 5 tomorrow:

  • Nishant Sharma - 1,172,000
  • Kartik Ved - 1,096,000
  • Vivek Rughani - 1,076,000

Will they bust early tomorrow? Or can one of them go all the way? Either way, these three are all going to walk out of the Rio with their respective career best live cashes. Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for all updates on how well they do tomorrow.

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  1. Aditya Agarwal - 717th - $19,900


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