|Jul 12 - 16, 2018||
No Limit Hold'em - The Closer (Event #75)
World Series of Poker, Las Vegas
Aditya Agarwal is from Darjeeling, India, and has quickly risen to become perhaps the most recognizable player from India.
Agarwal began his live career with small cashes in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit in 2007. In the same year, he attended the WSOP Main event and finished in the Top 500 making his first significant live earning worth USD$29,883. The following month, he participated in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Main Event and almost made it to the final table, finishing 15th place for USD$34,313.
The following year, Agarwal once again tried his luck in the 2008 WSOP Main Event and finished in the Top 100, this time taking home USD$51,466 for his efforts. The rest of 2008 all the way to the first half of 2011 wasn’t as productive as he would have wanted for his live event performances. Nonetheless, Agarwal manifested consistency and skill by constantly making it In-the-money albeit not in the final table. Nearing the end of 2011, Agarwal did make it to the final table placing 2nd for USD$41,992 at the World Gaming Festival in Goa, India.
Every year, Agarwal goes to Las Vegas to participate in the WSOP Main Event and every year he consistently cashes: in 2013, he finished 212th for USD$42,990; in 2014, he finished he finished 457th for USD$25,756; in 2015, he finished 71st for USD$96,445; in 2016, he finished 621st for USD$18,714.
In between his trips to the WSOP, Agarwal attended circuits in Asia, Europe and the United States and due to his mastery of the game, he would consistently earn for his performances.
Most of his achievements, however, can be seen online. He has won over USD$4 Million in the biggest tournaments online, especially in PokerStars. Because of his phenomenal accomplishments online and his consistent execution offline, Aditya Agarwal is a member of Team PokerStars Pro.
In 2017, Agarwal cashed 8 times in the 48th WSOP Championship Festival in the following events: $3,000 No LImit Holdem (NLH) Shootout, NLH The Colossus III, NLH Tag Team, $1,500 NLH Event #12, $1,500 NLH 6-Handed, $5,000 NLH Event #45, $1,500 NLH Event #52, $5,000 NLH Event #56. In total, he had amassed over USD$86,000 in cash prizes.
Agarwal will be a constant presence in the WSOP Main Event and with his persistence, determination and skill, there is no doubt that the world will eventually see him with the most coveted golden bracelet in the poker industry.
However with the 2018 WSOP still to come, Agarwal is already getting in some early practice. Attacking the felt early in 2018, he picked up two small cashes at the Macau Poker Cup 28 in February, then turned a big one at the APPT Main Event in March. He finished 2nd out of 356 entries and earned HK$1.9M, which is roughly around US$242,000. This is now his newest largest live tournament score to-date.