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| On Updated : Jun 29, 2020 11:32 AM IST

Aditya Sushant: The Poker Player Who Wins Back To Back Titles And Hearts With His Skills

By Nimisha Popat

When you think about elite poker players, how can you miss Aditya Sushant, the first player to make India proud by bringing the gold at the WSOP bracelet. This poker gem belongs to our very own Chennai and currently holds 7th rank at All-Time Money List.

Its been a decade since Sushant discovered his love for poker and has been bagging titles one after another. Sushant states that he stumbled upon poker by accident while searching for new games to play. He then started reading about it, soon developed an interest and instantly got hooked to poker.

His ideology

Poker is neither all skill nor all luck; it is going to fall somewhere in between that makes it a beautiful game. Whether it be the psychology or skill aspect of it, poker never ceases to amuse.

He believes the future of poker in India looks promising. The awareness and interest are getting better and better among people. Plus new sites are coming up every day. It’s an excellent time to be a poker player.

@ Long Guan – Courtesy of PokerStars

Poker journey

After nailing the India Poker Championship in Goa in 2010, Aditya successfully established himself among the elite poker players of the country. He is now concentrating all his energy on online poker amidst lockdown.

In 2014, Aditya followed his heart and the road to Las Vegas. Despite being a newbie, he managed to take the title of Rio Daily Deepstacks along with $3614. Aditya received a min-cash for two back to back events at WSOP. He also won 17th spot at ACOP Warm UP Event in Macau and banked $9954.

The following year he took his poker career to new heights by joining high buy-in tournaments within the country as well as abroad. He came 12th in the $5000 No-Limit Hold’em event in Las Vegas where he encashed a whopping $38358. He also won min-cash at ten other series.

In 2016, Sushant played consistently well. First, he came a close second in the High Roller Event of IPC and took home $14697, then went on to bank $9105 at another High Roller Event at Deltin Poker Tournament(DPT). Then he grabbed 216 th spot at $10000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event and took a sizeable amount $42285 home.

Sushant did reasonably well in 2017 as well by banking list of cash which totalled to $235K. He also became runner up at DPT Highroller Event adding $35387 to his existing bankroll. Soon enough he swooped the PLO title in his favour and won $7357.

During summer, Sushant took active participation in WSOP and cashed ten times. He also became the first Indian poker player to win a coveted bracelet.

The Iconic Partnership with Nipun Java at WSOP Bracelet

Aditya Sushant and Nipun Java at 48 WSOP $1000 Tag Team Event

In 2017, along with Nipun Java, Sushant twisted the tale at the last minute. Together Java and Sushant took the WSOP Bracelet in India’s favour. In the end, both split the pot into two halves with each of them adding $75318 to their bankroll.

Aditya currently holds 1377 GPI rank and has $675298 listed as total live earnings to his credit. He is still managing to win more and more titles and hearts with his poker skills.

Nimisha Popat

Happy little birdie who is obsessed with content creation, online gaming and her warm cup of tea.