Team India’s hope for a WSOP bracelet stays alive as Aditya ‘Bitti’ Agarwal and Paawan Bansal progress to Day 2 in Event# 43- $2,500 No-Limit Hold ‘em. PokerStars India pro and poker maven Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal was busted out of the event after losing several pots. Naman Madan also couldn’t manage to make any money in the $25,000 PLO 8-Handed High Roller at 118th place. Therefore, automatically, expectations have shifted to the ones who are currently in the race.

Aditya ‘Bitty’ Agarwal has managed to build an impressive score in both, online and live tournaments. He is the co-owner of MIPL team Jaipur Jewels and was also Player of the League in Match IPL Season 1. Agarwal also represented Team India in the first IFMP Nation’s Cup last year. After an exceptional run in the domestic circuit, the WSOP debutant could become India’s first bracelet bearer this year.

13th place in the Colossus- $565 NLHE for INR 23.7 Lakh- 74th in the $1,000 Double Stack NLHE for INR 4.61 Lakh. Do we see a WSOP bracelet on the cards? At least that’s what Paawan Bansal’s deep run in the events indicate at.

Event # 43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold ‘em

The $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em event started with an impressive count of 1,248 players. After Day 1, the field whittled down to 297 with Ashwin Sarin (166,200) in the chip lead. Sarin has cashed at the WSOP four times till now. His WSOP earnings so far stand at a total of $117,011. Out of the three Indians, Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal, Aditya ‘Bitti’ Agarwal, and Paawan Bansal who entered the event ‘Interventiona’ Agarwal got knocked out in Day 1. Currently, Bansal holds position number 71 with 72,500 in stacks, while ‘Bitti’ is at 15th place with 119,700 chips.

Day 2 is going to be a fight for a paycheck of $507,274 is going. The prize pool of $2,808,000 promises a minimum of $3,743 to 188 places.

Noteworthy players like Dylan Linde (81,100), Ryan Laplante (49,500), Joe Schulman (42,800), Tony Dunst (41,400), John Racener (37,300) and Chris Ferguson (20,500) will also be seen at the tables.

On the other hand, many former WSOP champions including Phil Helmuth, Alex Foxen, Joe McKeehen, Michael Gagliano and Barry Greenstein are already out of the picture.

Top Ten Chip Counts At The End Of Day 1

  1. Ashwin Sarin – 166,200
  2. Steve Foutty – 155,800
  3. Josh Bergman – 145,000
  4. Markus Gonsalves – 143,700
  5. David Peters – 140,500
  6. Andrew Brokos – 140,100
  7. Kainalu Mccue-Unciano – 131,800
  8. Chris Hunichen – 131,500
  9. Brett Shaffer – 130,900
  10. Mark Dube – 130,300

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