Yesterday, Aditya Sushant made headlines for entering Day 3 of the WSOP Event #68: $1,000 + 111 The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em second in chips among the final 125 players out of the huge field of 4,732 entries. Today, he is in the news for being among the final 14 players moving to Day 4. He holds a respectable stack of 2,385,000 and his dream of the second bracelet is alive.
Sushant who won the WSOP Tag Team Event with Nipun Java last year to win his first bracelet started Day 3 as a second biggest stack. However, he lost his monster stack during the day and came down to the bottom, having one of the lowest stacks when there were around 30 players left.
However, Sushant showed off some great poker skills and won a few crucial pots to bounce back into the game. As most of us who know his level of skills would have expected, he played some next level poker and kept himself alive in the race for the gold bracelet and the top prize $559,332.
Day 3 of the event has already ended with 14 players progressing to Day 4. Sushant has entered Day 4 with 2,385,000 chips, while USA’s Christopher Staats has the lead with 6,715,000 chips. Sushant is sitting in the 10th place among the final 14, which means India’s bracelet hopes are still alive.
The US player Staats took the lead with some late wins, including a huge double up against Richard Douglas(1,690,000). He hit straight against Douglas holding two pairs with sixes and fours.
The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em created a whopping prize pool of $4,258,800 with its lion’s share $559,332 going to the eventual winner. While all the final 14 are guaranteed a minimum payout of $29,490, they will have their eyes on the gold bracelet and the first place prize money.
Among the remaining 14, Justin Liberto and Sushant are the only bracelet winners and we hope and pray that India’s top poker pro Sushant continue his dream run and win his second bracelet.
Another Indian who impressed in this event was our veteran Sanjay Taneja, who exited the tournament in the 29th place earning an impressive $15,042 (INR 10,31,805). He started Day 3 with a below-average stack, but he did remarkably well to chip up and finish so deep in the tournament.
Day 4 Seat Draw and Chip Counts
|Seat||Player Name||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Sung Joo Hyun||4,400,000||44|