WSOP17: Nipun Java Claims Event 71 for $237,668 ;Aditya Sushant Makes Final Table in Event 66
It has been an epic WSOP 2017 from India’s point of view with Nipun Java and Aditya Sushant becoming the first-ever Indians to win a WSOP bracelet for the country. Java has been rocking in most WSOP seasons with several cashes and WSOP titles. He won his second bracelet at the series in Event #71 wherein he took on a huge field of 951 players and emerged victorious after his fierce battle of 14 and a half hours. Java won $237,668 as well as a World Series of Poker gold bracelet for his win.
Java made it into the big ride when he called with top pair to pick off “topkoks” all-in bluff shove on the river to become the chip leader among 20 players left. From there it was easy riding for Java and he went on to make the final table after eliminating “AznBlazer469” in 10th place to come to final table in second place just behind Jason “jadedjason” James who eventually took 2nd place in the event.
After getting into the final table, Java showed a good character picking good spots and waiting to have the goods to get his all chips in on few occassions. He eliminated Sean “Hurricane27” Legendre in 7th place. His aces beat kings of Legendre. Up next, Java called a shove from Evan “YUDUUUUUUUUU” Jarvis and became the chip lead after beating Jarvis’s nine-ten with kings.
Heads-up play lasted for a short while only. After getting early hit from James, Java doubled right back with ace-five against James’ pocket queens after an ace hit the turn. Finally, Java ended in style when he flopped two pair against James’s flush and straight draws. The turn and river bricked out and Nipun “Javatinii” Java emerged victorious, taking down $237,668 first prize along with the bracelet.
Final Table Payouts:
- Nipun “Javatinii” Java – $237,668
- Jason “jadedjason” James – $146,202
- Richard “jklolz” Tuhrin – $103,326
- Evan “YUDUUUUUUUUU” Jarvis – $73,911
- Vinny “Mr_Sinister” Pahuja – $53,595
- Jeffrey “Jeffrey27rj” Turton – $39,510
- Sean “Hurricane27” Legendre – $29,415
- Steven “meditations” Enstine – $22,185
- Stanley “stanman420” Lee – $17,075
Aditya Sushant Makes Final Table in Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
This event drew field of 1,956 runners and generated the prize pool to $2,640,600. Several Indians took to the tables in this event, including India’s first bracelet winner Aditya Sushant who made eighth place finish in this event and took home $44,255 in prize money. He was chasing his 2nd bracelet and was fifth in chips on Day 2 with 23 survivors left. He entered final table as the chip leader but got unlucky in a few spots that cost him some big pots. However, the Chennai Pro managed to finish in eighth place. Among other Indians who cashed in this event were Apoorva Goel who cashed out finishing 125th for $3,213 and Akshay Nasa who made his first WSOP score finishing 206th for $2,679.
Other Indians Who Cashed Out at WSOP 2017
Overall, this WSOP has been historic one for Indian players. India’s Sachit Kapur scored his first cash and finished 39th in Event 68 for $13,129. Adda52 Team Pro Nikita Luther continued to impress and and finished 71st for $8,173, while Adda52 Team Pro Amit Jain claimed $4,496 for his 189th place finish in the event. Nikita has been the most impressive Indian poker lady in international poker arena this year. She rocked at the recent WPT500 Aria Las Vegas and took fifth place in that event to win $65,000 for her superb performance.