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2019 Aussie Millions Main Event: Aditya Sushant takes home INR 8.05 Lakh, finishes 87th

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83   //    02 Feb 2019, 20:56 IST

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The poker industry knows all about the great poker pro, Aditya Sushant. But just in case you’ve forgotten who he is, we’ll remind you how India’s first WSOP bracelet winner is always upping his game, boosting his poker bankroll, whether it’s live or online. Sushant is in the news again for his brilliant run in an international poker tournament.

Sushant At The Aussie Millions

The very prestigious, 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event is happening at Crown Casino, Melbourne. Qualifying among 4 Indians from the third and final starting flight, Sushant had a very short stack as he ran into Day 2. But he bounced back up to qualify among 3 Indians heading into Day 3 with a bigger stack.

The day began with the final 169 players from a record-breaking Aussie Millions Main Event field of 822 entries. The other two Indian players got eliminated as the game went on. Paawan Bansal found himself in blinds vs blinds situation against Kevin Clark, with 8-6 against Bansal’s Queens. Unfortunately, 2-7-5-8-4 on the board meant Bansal lost to a straight and had to leave the tournament.

Vinod Megalmani, another amazing player who has generated quite a big bankroll playing online recently was the next to leave. He had a 5th place finish in the Terminator Event in Australia and here, he busted when around 100 players were in play, losing AQ vs KK. After what was called an impressive run for him, he missed out on a cash prize, with only 88 players receiving a cheque – a minimum of AUD 15,600 each.

The last of our Indian players in the tournament was none other than Aditya Sushant. He was the only one who returned with a profit. Initially, he was slightly below the average stack throughout the most part, eventually heading out after the money bubble burst. He took away a prize of AUD 15,600 i.e. INR 8.05 Lakh, ending in 87th place in the Main Event.

Colombia’s Farid Jattin was in the lead through most part of the day after Sushant’s elimination.

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