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Top 5 Deepest Runs By Indians At WSOP Main Event Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 14 Jul, 2023
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 14 Jul, 2023
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By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 14 Jul, 2023
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Top 5 Best Scores By Indians At WSOP Main Event


Indians have fared exceptionally well in the past few years at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), by achieving some notable results with four pros successfully boasting of the coveted WSOP gold bracelets for the country. Aditya Sushant, Abhinav Iyer, Nikita Luther and Kartik Ved are the four Indian pros who have put India on the WSOP map. 

As much as the Indian pros have fared well in other events, Indian players have also recorded some fantastic results at the most coveted WSOP Main Event. We’ve curated a list of the deepest runs by Indian players at the WSOP Main Event so far. Have look:

Deepest Runs By Indians At WSOP Main Event

Anirban Das – 2023 WSOP

Anirban Das

Anirban Das

Anirban Das created history by landing closest to the Main Event title at the 2023 WSOP. Das finished 16th after enjoying a great run among top stacks on multiple days of the event. The event has a record-breaking entry field and a prize pool of 10,043 and $93,399,900, respectively. Das pocketed his career-best cash of $430,200. 

Nishant Sharma – 2018 WSOP

Nishant Sharma

Nishant Sharma is the only Indian, after Das, to have finished in the top 50 of a WSOP Main Event. The pro claimed the 34th spot at the 2018 WSOP Main Event and cashed $230,475 for his finish. The event had a total of 7,874 entries generating a final prize pool of $74,015,600.

Kartik Ved – 2019 WSOP

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Kartik Ved

India’s only online WSOP bracelet winner, Kartik Ved, has also gone closest to the WSOP Main Event title. He took the 51st spot at the 2019 WSOP, for which he pocketed a handsome $173,015. The event had a total of 8,569 entries contesting for a prize pool of $80,548,600. 

Abhinav Iyer – 2021 WSOP

Abhinav Iyer

Abhinav Iyer (Photo Credit: WSOP)

India’s first solo WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer landed closest to the WSOP Main Event title in 2021. He took the 60 spot from the 6,650 entries at the event. He cashed $113,800 for his efforts at this Main Event which boasted a total prize pool of $62,011,250.

Aditya Agarwal – 2015 WSOP

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Aditya Agarwal

Indian poker legend Aditya Agarwal made it past an entry-field of 6,420 to finish 71st at the 2015 WSOP Main Event. It was a huge deal back then since the attendance of Indians at the world stage of poker was limited to just a few selected pros. He won $96,445 for his 71st finish at the event which had a prize pool of $60,355,857. 

Nikita Luther – WSOP 2023

Nikita Luther

Nikita Luther

Nikita Luther is the only Indian female poker player to have gone closest to winning the WSOP Main Event. She was the second-last woman standing at the 2023 WSOP Main Event, before finally bowing out at the 96th place for $78,900. This event had a prize pool of $93,399,900, with a total of 10,043 entries contesting for it. 

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