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    • #26985
      Poker Guru
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      Official thread for WSOP 2013!

    • #36121
      Shawn Jose
      Participant

      This year it would be a new commer.. or Daniel for sure…

    • #36243
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Indian Player Rahul Byraju is among the top 10 chip leaders in WSOP Event 56: $2,500 NLHE with just 63 players remaining.

      Here are some key stats from the event.
      Entrants: 1736
      Places Paid: 198
      1st Prize: $730,756

      Follow live updates on http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/updates.asp

    • #36256
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Rahul is 6th in chips with 24 players remaining!

      GO RAHUL

    • #36261
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Rahul finishes the day 2nd in chips with 23 players remaining.

    • #36271
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Rahul finished 20th and won $21,326.

    • #36279

      Akash Malik is top 5 chipstacks at the end of play on day 1A of the little drop!!

    • #36280
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Wow. GO Akash!

    • #36297
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Here is a list of Indians expected to play the WSOP Main Event (in no particular order):

      Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal
      Abhishek Goindi
      Pulkit Kalia
      Rahul Byrraju
      Arjun Pasricha
      Apoorva Goel
      Samay Parikh
      Sailesh Lohia
      Akash Malik
      Lawrence Sanjay
      Amit Jain
      Dyuthidhar Suresh
      Rahul Melwani
      Amit Jain
      Kavin Shah
      Sumit Asrani
      Praz Correa

    • #36292
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Event #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em Update

      Rahul Byrraju and Akash Malik both have above average stacks with just 318 players remaining in the event. Also reported, Lawrence Sanjay and Siva R have also made it in the money and are alive in the event.

    • #36298

      Akash Malik finished 190th busting with AK vs AA.

    • #36299
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Rahul Byrraju has 249,000 chips with 67 players remaining in Event 58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em

    • #36305
      Poker Guru
      Participant
    • #36309
      Poker Guru
      Participant

    • #36311
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Rahul Byrraju finished in 52nd place ($11,000) in WSOP Event 58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold`em.

    • #36312
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Following players of Team India made it to Day 2 of the main event and shared the news on their Facebook Pages:
      Akash Malik
      ” – commented Akash.
      Amit Jain
      “- commented Amit.

    • #36313
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Team Mentor Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal will be playing Day 1c of the Main Event.

    • #36323
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Team India Makes an Impression on Day 1 of WSOP Main Event

      The WSOP Main Event, the world’s richest sporting event is a dream win for any poker player, with millions in prize money and a lifetime of fame and recognition. A host of Indian poker players are living this dream by taking their shot at this years WSOP main event and quite a few have made it to Day 2, having survived the opening day of the poker extravaganza.

      This years WSOP main event featured 3 starting flights (Day 1A, Day 1B, Day 1C), and players could participate in any one of these days to join the tournament. A total of 943 players turned up for the first of the three-day flights, which was less than last years number of 1,066 entrants. As expected the second and third day drew bigger numbers with a total of 1,942 entrants on Day 1B and the most impressive of all, 3,476 entrants on Day 1C, taking the total entries in the main event to 6,352 players. With a buy-in of $10,000, the total prize pool amassed a massive $59,708,800 with the winner guaranteed a life changing $ 8.36 million in prize money.

      Many Indian players made it to Day 2 of the main event after surviving the first day`s battle against some of the worlds best poker talent. Yes, the event attracted top poker pros from around the world and many celebrities too. A few former main event champions who joined this magnanimous event included Greg Merson, Greg Raymor, Joe Cada, Johnny Chan and Pius Heinz alongside celebrities like actor Jason Alexander and Australian cricketer Shane Warne.

      Team mentor Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal who entered the main event on Day 1C, blogged shortly after the end of play:

      “I woke up way too early on Sunday and decided to unreg and play on Monday day 1c instead, seemed like everyone I knew was playing 1c as well. Pulkit, Goindi, Melwani, Arjun, Rahul, Praz and Sailesh played 1c. Samay, Apoorv and Akimal played 1a/b and had already made it through to day 2, Goindi and Melwani busted 1c.

      My table turned out to be nitfest, I had the worst seat on the table too with gray31 on my immediate left. Our table didnt break the entire day and no player busted from our table, some of the weaker players did loose chips, but I wasnt the benefactor. I grinded all day long and was down to 18k as my lowest chip count and peaked at 36k twice and ended with 28,250. We start day 2 at 250-500 (50) and I am hoping I get a good table draw and can chip up a bit. They werent any significant hands as such, just whole bunch of small pots…..I dont remember having any huge hands, except where i opened q9cc and got callers, flop Kc Jc 6h I bet get one caller, turn Qs I bet again he calls, river brick I check fold, but beside that hand I dont think I had any huge flops or any big hands, so was quite a boring grindy day.
      Will be updating facebook with chipcounts whenever I can, enjoying the day off today and hanging with the boys”.

      Keep watching this space for the latest updates from the Indian contingent at the WSOP.

    • #36324
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Team India Makes an Impression on Day 1 of WSOP Main Event

      The WSOP Main Event, the worldÂ’s richest sporting event is a dream win for any poker player, with millions in prize money and a lifetime of fame and recognition. A host of Indian poker players are living this dream by taking their shot at this years WSOP main event and quite a few have made it to Day 2, having survived the opening day of the poker extravaganza.

      This years WSOP main event featured 3 starting flights (Day 1A, Day 1B, Day 1C), and players could participate in any one of these days to join the tournament. A total of 943 players turned up for the first of the three-day flights, which was less than last years number of 1,066 entrants. As expected the second and third day drew bigger numbers with a total of 1,942 entrants on Day 1B and the most impressive of all, 3,476 entrants on Day 1C, taking the total entries in the main event to 6,352 players. With a buy-in of $10,000, the total prize pool amassed a massive $59,708,800 with the winner guaranteed a life changing $ 8.36 million in prize money.

      Many Indian players made it to Day 2 of the main event after surviving the first day`s battle against some of the worlds best poker talent. Yes, the event attracted top poker pros from around the world and many celebrities too. A few former main event champions who joined this magnanimous event included Greg Merson, Greg Raymor, Joe Cada, Johnny Chan and Pius Heinz alongside celebrities like actor Jason Alexander and Australian cricketer Shane Warne.

      Team mentor Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal who entered the main event on Day 1C, blogged shortly after the end of play:

      “I woke up way too early on Sunday and decided to unreg and play on Monday day 1c instead, seemed like everyone I knew was playing 1c as well. Pulkit, Goindi, Melwani, Arjun, Rahul, Praz and Sailesh played 1c. Samay, Apoorv and Akimal played 1a/b and had already made it through to day 2, Goindi and Melwani busted 1c.

      My table turned out to be nitfest, I had the worst seat on the table too with gray31 on my immediate left. Our table didnt break the entire day and no player busted from our table, some of the weaker players did loose chips, but I wasnt the benefactor. I grinded all day long and was down to 18k as my lowest chip count and peaked at 36k twice and ended with 28,250. We start day 2 at 250-500 (50) and I am hoping I get a good table draw and can chip up a bit. They werent any significant hands as such, just whole bunch of small pots…..I dont remember having any huge hands, except where i opened q9cc and got callers, flop Kc Jc 6h I bet get one caller, turn Qs I bet again he calls, river brick I check fold, but beside that hand I dont think I had any huge flops or any big hands, so was quite a boring grindy day.
      Will be updating facebook with chipcounts whenever I can, enjoying the day off today and hanging with the boys”.

      Keep watching this space for the latest updates from the Indian contingent at the WSOP.

    • #36325
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal has made it to Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event.

      He made the announcement on his Facebook status

    • #36295
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      The other Team PokerGuru Pro joining Aditya on Day 3 is Pulkit Kalia. He started the day with 138,300 in chips.

    • #36327
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal has made it to Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event with 361,000 chips in hand.
      He updated on his Facebook page

      Good Luck Adi!

    • #36328
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Team Pros Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal and Pulkit Kalia Make It to Day 3 of WSOP Main Event

      A total of 1753 players from an original field of 6,352 players have inched one day closer towards making in it the ‘November Nine’ – the final table of the WSOP main event, which will resume play on 4th November. One player who is standing tall above the rest of the field is Mark Kroon. Kroon will start Day 3 with 507,300 chips. Joining him on top will be Day 2A/B chip leader Nick Shwarmann with 413,600 chips.

      Team PokerGuru pros Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal and Pulkit Kalia have made it to Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event. Kalia will be starting the day with 138,300 chips and is currently placed 491st among the 1753 survivors while Intervention has 113,100 chips and is presently in 683rd position in chips.

      The other Indian player who will be joining them for Day 3 of the main event is Apoorva Goel who will start the day with about 80,000 chips.

      Other notables who finished the day in a favorable position include former champions of the event, Doyle Brunson (224,000) and Greg Merson (275,600), poker pros Phil Ivey, Vivek Rajkumar and Michael Mizrachi among several others.

      With 5 days of poker action remaining before the final 9 players take their seats for the crowning of a new WSOP champion, we are still a long way from the finish line. Keep following the progress of Team India and read the latest WSOP updates from the Indian contingent here on PokerGuru.

    • #36330
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      WSOP Main Event Day 4 Update:

      Kroon’s Main Event Comes to an End

      Mark Kroon drew alot of attention in this main event for his talkative nature, and for building up his chip stack. He ended Day 1c and 2c as the chip leader, but took a big hit yesterday, and came in as an average stack today. He made the money, but his tournament has just come to an end at the hands of Aditya Agarwal.

      An early position player raised it up, and Agarwal called in late position. Kroon tagged along from the big blind, and the three saw a flop of {j-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{9-Spades}. It was checked to Agarwal, who bet out 16,000. Kroon opted for a check raise to 36,000, and that got the other player out of the hand. It was back to Agarwal, and he thought it over for a bit before reraising to 86,000. Kroon moved all in for his last 320,000, and Agarwal made the call.

      Agarwal: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
      Kroon: {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}

      The players had to wait for the cameras to get set up, and Kroon started joking with Agarwal. “I run good in these situations, just so you know. The ten of hearts always come.” The cameras got set up, and the {3-Clubs} hit the turn, giving Agarwal the nut flush draw, and taking one of Kroon’s outs away. “Ten of hearts always comes on the river.” The whole table got a laugh out of that, and the river brought the {j-Spades}. Kroon doubled checked that he hadn’t found a way to split the pot, and he wished everyone luck, shook everyone’s hand, and headed for the payout desk.

      After tanking down that bounty, Agarwal is now up to over a million, and is one of our bigger stacks as we crack the top 500 players left.

      Chip Counts
      Aditya Agarwal 1,090,000
      Mark Kroon US Busted

    • #36331
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Blumenthal Calls a Five-Bet With Seven-Six; Doubles

      Nicholas E. Blumenthal raised in early position, Aditya Agarwal three-bet to 42,000 in the cutoff, and the action folded back to Blumenthal, who four-bet to 84,000. Agarwal returned to the tank.

      “One thirty-five,” he finally announced, pushing forward a stack of orange T5,000 chips.

      It was Blumenthal’s turn to tank, and after 90 seconds or so he decided to call, risking a third of his stack. The flop fell {7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, Blumenthal checked, and Agarwal fired out 105,000. Blumenthal moved all in for 276,000, and Agarwal called.

      Blumenthal: {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
      Agarwal: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

      There was a break in the action to allow the ESPN cameras to get in position, and when they were ready, the dealer burned and turned the {a-Hearts}. Blumenthal shot back in his chair and threw his hands on his head, but he was far from drawing dead – any seven, six, three, or eight would keep him alive.

      The {3-Clubs} completed the board, giving Blumenthal a straight, and once again he threw his hands on his head.

      “Jeeeeeeeeeeeez,” he groaned at the dealer.

      Blumenthal doubled to 850,000 chips, while Agarwal fell to 805,000.

      Chip Counts
      Nicholas E. Blumenthal 850,000
      Aditya Agarwal 805,000

    • #36332
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Agarwal Forces Blumenthal to Fold

      Eddie Blumenthal fired 18,000 on a flop of {10-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, and Aditya Agarwal came out with a check-raise to 47,000. Blumenthal wasted little time in calling. Agarwal bet 66,000 on the {9-Diamonds} turn, and Blumenthal called that bet as well. After the {a-Spades} hit the river, Agarwal upped the stakes considerably with a 255,000 bet. Blumenthal let his hand go.

      Chip Counts
      Aditya Agarwal 855,000
      Nicholas E. Blumenthal 738,000 –

    • #36333
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Agarwal Forces Blumenthal to Fold

      Eddie Blumenthal fired 18,000 on a flop of {10-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, and Aditya Agarwal came out with a check-raise to 47,000. Blumenthal wasted little time in calling. Agarwal bet 66,000 on the {9-Diamonds} turn, and Blumenthal called that bet as well. After the {a-Spades} hit the river, Agarwal upped the stakes considerably with a 255,000 bet. Blumenthal let his hand go.

      Chip Counts
      Aditya Agarwal 855,000
      Nicholas E. Blumenthal 738,000 –

    • #36334
      Rajat Agarwal
      Keymaster

      Good Luck Adi!

    • #36335

      Gogogo Inter… Keep ownin’ em clowns…

    • #36337
      Rajat Agarwal
      Keymaster

      Team Mentor Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal has made it to Day 5 of the Main event…
      He commented on his Facebook Page,

    • #36338

      Awesome Adi.. 🙂 glgl

    • #36339
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Team PokerGuru Mentor Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal Storms Into Day 5 of WSOP Main Event

      What a WSOP it has been for Team India so far! Well it was Rahul Byrraju who grabbed headlines early in the series with a top 100 finish in events 56 and 58 respectively and now the entire Indian poker community is railing the WSOP Main Event deep run by online poker pro and team PokerGuru mentor – Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal. Intervention had a very swingy day 4 and was sitting with over a million chips for most of the day before loosing some crucial pots. He will start day 5 of the main event with 400,000 in chips, which places him in 172nd place among the 239 survivors.

      Day 4 was one of those crucial days, which saw the money bubble burst. With 666 players taking to the felt only 648 were to get paid and it was just a matter of time before 3-time bracelet winner Farzad Bonyadi earned the infamous tag of the money bubble ushering the rest of the field into the money.

      Leading the way at the end of day 4 is Joe Lane who bagged 2.84 million chips at the end of play and is among a small group of players above the 2 million mark. Intervention will have his work cut out for him on day 5 as he starts well below the average of 800,000 and he updated his Facebook status with similar sentiments “400,000 to end day 4, going to 8-16k tomorrow, we got just 3 days of more poker to go……was at milly for most of the day just cudnt win a pot last level………time to build a stack tomorrow!”. Fellow PokerGuru pro Pulkit Kalia`s main event run is over and he busted just short of the money.

      Intervention will be joined on day 5 by top poker pros and good friends Jim Collopy, Vivek Rajkumar and Yevgeniy Timoshenko among others. As the sole surviving player from Team India, he may not have a billion strong rail but certainly the support of the entire Indian poker community.

    • #36340
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Intervention finishes 219th in the WSOP Main Event.

      He announced on his Facebook Status

    • #36341

      Wow, very well played throughout….gg and congrats

    • #36342
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Day 5 of the WSOP main event is now in the books and 68 players will return to the Rio All-Suite Casino in Las Vegas tomorrow to play five more two hour levels and try to get as close to the final table ‘November Nine’ (the final 9 players are also called the November Nine as they will re-convene on 4th November to play down till the winner) as possible. India`s hopes for a WSOP main event champion will have to wait another year as the last surviving team India player – team mentor Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal has busted the event in 212th place taking home $ 42,990. Intervention has been actively updating his Facebook status throughout the WSOP and promptly updated his railers about his bust out hand “”.

      The other Indian players to hit the rails was Indian American Vivek Rajkumar who busted when his were flushed away by Nick Schwarmann`s on a board with the money going in on the flop.

      Sami Rustom is presently leading the way among the 68 runners and will start day 6 in the chip lead with a shade over 7 million chips which incidentally also makes him the only player above the 7 million chip mark. Other notables who will be joining Rustom on Day 6 include PGT December final tablist Jim Collopy (1,970,000), Yevgeniy Timoshenko (4,065,000) and JC Tran (3,280,000) among others.

      Top 10 Chip Counts:

      Name Chips

      Sami Rustom 7,005,000

      Marc McLaughlin 6,695,000

      Jason Mann 6,580,000

      Maxx Coleman 6,260,000

      George Wong 5,740,000

      Sylvain Loosli 5,690,000

      Ryan Riess 5,570,000

      Keanu Tabali 5,435,000

      Matthew Reed 5,255,000

      Chris Lindh 4,070,000

    • #36349
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      All eyes were set on the Day 7, the final day of the biggest poker extravaganza, the 2013 WSOP main event, where the final nine players made it to this year’s ‘November Nine’. One among them will become the 2013 WSOP Main Event champion, creating history yet again. As 27 players took their seats on the final day of the event, they all just had one aim, to be able to survive the battle to reach the final nine.

      Well 18 dreams were soon shattered as the field was cut down to nine players who will reconvene in November to play down to one final champion.

      Leading the pack is the two-time bracelet winner JC Tran, who is also the only player with a winning history to his name.

      Joining Tran, the other eight who will be having a shot at the biggest championship title for the first time ever, are Amir Lehavot, Marc McLaughlin, Jay Farber, Ryan Riess, Sylvain Loosli, Michiel Brummelhuis, Mark Newhouse and David Benefield.

      Despite having a magnanimous chip lead of nearly 22 million chips, the day 6’s leading man Anton Morgenstern, ended his tournament in 20th place. The highlight of the day was the elimination of Carlos Mortensen, in the 10th place making him the bubble boy of the ‘November Nine’.

      With this final chapter we call it a wrap at this year’s WSOP, till November (when final nine will play down to one champion). It has been a fantastic journey, more so because of the Indian participation and their excellent performance at the 2013 WSOP. We will come back on more at the WSOP with November results.

      Final Nine Chip Counts

      Name Chip Stack

      1. JC Tran 38,000,000

      2. Amir Lehavot 29,700,000

      3. Marc MacLaughlin 26,525,000

      4. Jay Farber 26,975,000

      5. Ryan Riess 25,875,000

      6. Sylvain Loosli 19,600,000

      7. Michiel Brummelhuis 11,275,000

      8.Mark Newhouse 7,350,000

      9. David Benefield 6,375,000

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      Anonymous
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      Anonymous
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      Anonymous
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    • #36611
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Check out Team mentor Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal in action 36:00 mins onwards in Episode 6!

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      Anonymous
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      Anonymous
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      Poker Guru
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      The 2013 WSOP Main Event Final Table Gets Underway Today

      The ‘2013 November Nine’ reconvene today at 17:30 IST for a two day schedule that will play down till a new world champion is crowned. Leading the way at the richest sporting event in the world is US resident J C Tran. The two-day final table will covered near-live on ESPN and will feature every single hand played at the final table. After a record-breaking 2013 at the World Series of Poker, which saw an all time high of 79,471 entries throughout the 62-event schedule, the 2013 November Nine will finally conclude the series and will be in pursuit of the $8,359,531 top prize, WSOP gold bracelet and the title of the reigning world champion!
      Monday will see the final table play down till the final 3 players remain. The three finalists will then come back on Tuesday at 18:00 local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino`s Penn and Teller Theater where action will resume to crown a new world champion in front of a packed audience.
      Follow the complete live coverage (with delay) of this event on WSOP.com.

    • #36790
      Poker Guru
      Participant

      Watch the WSOP final table on the live stream here > http://nutjob.eu/njtvx10.html

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      Poker Guru
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