With the WSOP 2021 being in its final stage, the action is getting fast and furious. The vibe at the Rio taken a big stride with big names winning bracelets and shot takers living their dream. This is turning out to be an incredible week with some heartwarming stories of Team India. Indian superstars of the game continue showing off their elite skills and booking deep runs, one after another. Currently in the spotlight are India’s poker superstar Aditya Agarwal and the country’s first solo bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer. Both are in the hunt for THE bracelet in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty that drew a field of 307 entries and generated $2,862,775 in the final prize pool.
Unfortunately, Iyer’s run came to an end a short a while ago when he exited the event in 14th for $18,501 a short while ago but Agarwal is still going strong and holding up India’s bracelet hope alive. He ended Day 1 of the event with a huge chip lead (8,750,000 -55 BBs) and will return on the final day as a strong contender for the bracelet. Agarwal began the final table as the chip leader and extended that lead by eliminating three players. He is India’s poker superstar with over a half-million in WSOP earnings but is chasing his first WSOP bracelet and has put himself in a very strong position to get it.
Agarwal is followed by the US pro Barth Melius with 3,550,000 (22 BBs) in chips. Sitting behind Melius is the former WSOP bracelet winner Stephen Chidwick with a stack of 2,600,000 (14 BBs).
Final Seven Chip Counts:
- Aditya Agarwal – 8,750,000
- Barth Melius – 3,550,000
- Stephen Chidwick – 2,270,000
- Romain Lewis – 2,050,000
- Dario Sammartino – 1,930,000
- Uri Reichenstein – 1,795,000
- Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 1,065,000
The complete recap of the event’s Day 1 Action will be uploaded soon. Stay tuned in.