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| On Updated : Jun 26, 2020 4:04 PM IST

Nipun Java: India’s Most Consistent Poker Player

By Nimisha Popat

When you talk about the best Indian poker players, Nipun Java is probably the first name to strike your mind. With $2725022 total live earnings listed at his credit, Java is one such player who excels at shipping tourneys in his favour.

Nipun Java’s Poker Journey

Nipun was born and brought up in New Delhi but now resides in the United States. Java rose to limelight when he managed to come 5th in the LA Poker Open Championship Event in Los Angeles and banked $34650 to his credit. Since then he has been one of the most active poker players and has been playing US Circuit since 2009. Although he was consistently winning, it was only in July 2013, that Java encashed his most significant win of a whopping $39000 taking down Larry Flynt Grand Slam of Poker $170 NLH Event. He then went on to bank $63545 by taking down the title of $160 NLH Mega Million VII Event.


Then came 2014 where Java came 2nd in WPT LA Poker Classic No-Limit Hold’em Playboy $500000 Event and banked the lion’s share of $114955 to his credit. Followed by WSOP Circuit Series where he managed to bank $226785 and the WSOP Ring. He was steadily winning at US live events and was listed at 256th spot during the WSOP Main Event and took home $40000.

Since then he was easy to spot at the finals of the green table scoring substantial cash rewards.

The Iconic Partnership with Sushant at WSOP Bracelet

In 2017, he twisted the tale by partnering with Aditya Sushant at the final minute. Together Java and Sushant took the WSOP Bracelet in India’s favour. In the end, Java and Sushant split the pot equally with each of them taking home $75318.

Aditya Sushant and Nipun Java at 48 WSOP $1000 Tag Team Event after winning WSOP Bracelet in 2017

Nipun Java’s Ideologies

He believes in knowing the competition. Taking into account who lands with you on the poker table and how much they have won so far is a crucial step to succeed at tournaments. He also states that it is necessary sometimes to play aggressively to win. He believes you need good judgement to match your strategies as per the need of the game.

Nipun Java is currently India’s most fine grinder with steady wins in his accounts and is quite active in the international poker space. He currently holds 2nd spot at India All-Time Money list and 607th spot at All-Time Money list. He is presently at 443rd on Global Poker Index and has a 456th popular ranking. Java is someone you should keep an eye on to learn and succeed at poker.

Nimisha Popat

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