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WSOP 2015: Aditya Agarwal and Phani Ramineni Continue Great Run To Make Day 5 in Main Event, Akash Malik Cashes $24,622 at 357th Place

WSOP 2015
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  • PG News July 12, 2015
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Day 4 began with 661 players and Amar Anand leading the chip counts. At the end of the day only 237 survivors remained and Joseph McKeehan (second in chips at start of Day 4) consolidated his stack to take the lead with 3,122,000.

Brian Hastings, who has already collected two bracelets this year, is still in contention and ended the day with a stack of 2,464,000 at 4th place on the chip counts.

Team PokerStars Pro Aditya Agarwal continued his momentum from Day 3 right until the end of Day 4, and has made it to Day 5 with a stack of 958,000 chips.

Aditya Agarwal
Aditya Agarwal

Aditya made good progress today and was busy consolidating his position all through the day. At one point, he crossed the 1Mn mark, but lost a few pots towards the end and finally ended at 76th place on the chip counts with 958K in chips.

The WSOP Main Event is a stage known all too well to this pro from Kolkata. This is Aditya’s 10th consecutive year at the WSOP and he has played the Main Event each time he has been to the series. He has cashed the Main Event thrice and even cracked the top 100 in 2008 where he finished 96th for $51,466!

Aditya`s past WSOP Main Event cashes

2007 – 450th for $29,883

2008 – 96th for $51,466

2013 – 212th for $42,990

Will Aditya finally bring home the coveted Gold Bracelet, will he break his past records?

The answer to the above may be answered soon as Aditya is well placed for yet another deep run. The next few days promise to be very exciting with the entire nation rooting for India`s biggest poker star!

Aditya has kept his rail back home updated on his progress at WSOP. He has been regularly tweeting updates from the Main Event:

Phani Ramineni, an Indian player from Hyderabad has been steadily accumulating chips this Main event, but had somehow escaped being noticed in the large melee. The player is now at 113rd place with a stack of 734,000.

Phani Ramineni (file picture)
Phani Ramineni (file picture)

After a great run the past few days, Akash Malik finally succumbed and lost his tournament life at 357th place for $24,622.

Among the notable Indian names still in alive in the Main Event, Vivek Rajkumar is undoubtedly the most prominent and has made it at 142nd place with 580,000 in chips.

Mukul Pahuja, Ajay Chabra, Shiva Dudani, Avinash Kataria and a host of other Indian-origin players, all hit the rails on Day 4.

It was a day of “notable” eliminations, as several top players hit the rails. Giant player in stature and height, Phil Hellmuth busted, as did other past notables like Ryan Reiss, Jonathan Duhamel, JC Tran and George Danzer.

1993 World Champion Jim Bechtel is the only former champion still in the running.

Day 4 began with Jack Effel, Tournament director introducing the oldest player, 94-year old William Wachter to a resounding ovation in the Amazon Room. When Effel asked the senior, if he’d like to say anything, Wachter was succinct, as he said, “I didn’t come here to lose, that’s all I have to say.

Chip leader for the past two days, Amar Anand had a swingy day, where he lost his lead and though he survived to Day 5, he now sits at 40th place on the counts with 1,260,000 chips.

Amar Anand
Amar Anand

Mukul Pahuja and Phil Hellmuth, both busted on Day 4. A hand saw them against each other, where Pahujaraised to 14,000 from middle position and Hellmuth called from the big blind. The flop came and Hellmuth checked. Pahuja continued for 8,000 and Hellmuth check-raised to 17,000. Pahuja called bringing the on the turn. Hellmuth bet 16,000, and Pahuja folded.

Mukul Pahuja
Mukul Pahuja

A little later, Pahuja was eliminated at 457th place for $21,786 by Richard Barabino.

Some time after that, Phil Hellmuth too, was busted, by none other than Daniel Negreanu. Hellmuth saw his pocket Queens overcome by Neagreanu’s Ace King. He exited at 417th place, collecting $21,786 for his Main Event run.

Negreanu tweeted the hand saying,


Bitter sweet. Just busted my buddy @phil_hellmuth with AK against his QQ. He is a fun guy to play with. Good for poker when he goes deep

Hellmuth posted,


Great player @RealKidPoker said, “I think we have the same hand” as he called my 4 bet for 250,000 w A-K. Luckily for him I had only Q-Q 21,786

Play will resume for Day 5 in a few hours and we will be bringing you all the details right here, so stay tuned.

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