History is in making at the 2015 World Series of Poker as 2 Indian players – Aditya Agarwal and Akash Malik have sailed pass the Day 3 battle of the $10,000 Main Event. To the delight of Indian poker fans, Amar Anand, the player of Indian origin continued his chip lead position from Day 2 and finished to be one the top of 661 survivors on Day 3 with 1,139,000 chips.
Amar Anand returned for the Day 3 action with 603,500 chips leading the field of 1,824 players and after a day full of action, he amassed a huge stack of over a million chips. Only 2 players – Joseph McKeehen (1,052,000) and Brian Hastings (1,034,500) after Amar have the 7-figure chip stack. Akash Malik, Aditya Agarwal, Muthukumar Ramamirutha, Jasven Saigal, Raghav Bansal and Shashank Jain were the 6 India warriors in the Day 3 field. Vivek Rajkumar, Ajay Chabra and Nipun Java were the 3 other Indian origin players making it count with Amar Anand in the Day 3 Game.
Aditya Agarwal capitalized on his Day 2 stack of 151,300 chips and amassed a sizeable stack of 457,000 by the end of day’s play. Giving him company in the Day 4 action tomorrow is Akash Malik with 391,000 chips. Muthukumar who started the day’s play with 95,700 chips hit the rails in 768th place bagging $15,000 in prize. Raghav Bansal who was a short stack coming in for Day 3 managed to finish in the money (960th) for $15,000. Nipun Java’s Main Event run came to end in 913rd place for $15,000. Among the Indian origin players who will return for the Day 4 game, Vivek Rajkumar (465,000) and Ajay Chabra (400,000) have promising figures to bank upon.
Taking about the former Main Event champions remaining in the contention of the 46th WSOP ME bracelet, Phil Hellmuth, Jim Bechtel, Joe Hachem, Jonathan Duhamel, and Ryan Riess are the only 5 left after Day 3 action. Several notables of the global circuit including Greg Raymer, Daniel Colman, 1998 ME champion Scotty Nguyen and Brandon Shack-Harris hit the rails. Roy Daoud ended up as the bubble boy of the 2015 WSOP Main Event. He was rewarded with the 2016 ME ticket for his efforts by the WSOP.com sponsor Black Clover.
William Wachter, the 94-year-old who became the oldest person to play the WSOP Main Event is still alive in the hunt of the ME gold bracelet. Wachter has 160,000 chips to start with when game resumes on Day 4.
661 survivors will return for the Day 4 action at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. It will take another 4 days to present the “November Nine” of 2015 WSOP Main Event. Keep railing for your favorite Indian and International players as OPN India brings latest updates on WSOP ME.