2024 WSOP: Aditya Agarwal is the New Event #82: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Champion

Aditya Agarwal took down World Series of Poker event #82: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $189,661, beating the field of 1,424 competitors, which generated a prize pool of $1,253,120. Agarwal won a heads-up match against Augusto Hagen, who finished in second place earning $126,424. This was Agarwal’s first WSOP bracelet.

“I’ve been a professional, I think, for twenty years now. I’ll be turning forty this year and I’ve played the World Series every year since I was twenty-one!” Agarwal thanked his supporters who where in the rails until morning hours: “They’re more than my friends, they’re my students. I would like to give a shout-out to them. They have definitely helped me be the player I am.”

Aditya Agarwal is currently ranked sixth in India’s All-Time Money List, with total live earnings of $1,570,704. Agarwal got his most significant payout in 2021 when he came second in the WSOP $10,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super Turbo Bounty event for $286,705.

Event #82: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

RankPlayerCountryPrize
1Aditya AgarwalIndia$189,661
2Augusto HagenArgentina$126,424
3Jesse WiganUnited Kingdom$90,584
4Suhail KhanUnited States$65,731
5Alexander HoltzUnited States$48,313
6Frank LagodichUnited States$35,975
7Tengqi ZhanChina$27,143
8Robert MacriUnited States$20,754
9Lucas RegierUnited States$16,085
10Nick KocmanUnited States$12,639

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The Final Table

Starting the final table, Frank Lagodich was the chip leader with 64 big blinds, and Suhail Khan was the shortest stack with only four big blinds.

Nick Kocman was the first player to be eliminated from the final table when he called an all-in from Khan with K9, who was holding A10. The dealer dropped 674J7, and A-high was good for Khan, sending Kocman home in tenth place with $12,639 in his pocket.

Nick Kocman

Regier was the next elimination when he squeezed against Lagodich’s open and Hagen’s call. Lagodich re-raised to push Hagen out, and Regier was at risk holding 107 vs QQ. The board ran 49J10A, and queens held. Regier was out in ninth place for $16,085.

Suhail Khan

Eighth place was reserved for Robert Macri when he shoved from UTG, and got called only by Agarwal who was holding KK. After a board runout, Agarwal’s kings were the winning hand, and Macri was out with $20,754 earned.

Robert Macri

Tengqi Zhan went all-in from SB with 104 and got snap-called by Agarwal in BB with AK. The dealer showed A48 on the flop extending Agarwal’s lead, 8 on the turn gave him even more equity, and the river 2 was the end of the road for Zhang. Zhang finished in seventh place for $27,143.

Tengqi Zhan

Frank Lagodich opened, and Wigan defended from BB. The flop came 9A8, both players checked, and the turn was 3. Wigan bet and Lagodich called. The river was 10, and Wigan went all-in, putting Lagodich at risk, who went into a tank. After a few minutes, Lagodich called with A2 and was disappointed when Wigan showed him 67 for a straight. Lagodich was out in sixth place for $35,975.

Frank Lagodich

Alexander Holtz was all-in from UTH holding A5, and he got called by Agarwal from BTN with AQ. The flop 76J was good for Agarwas, but 8 on the turn gave Holtz hope with an open-ender, but the river was 10, ending his run in fifth place for $48,313.

Alexander Holtz

Jesse Wigan was all-in from SB with A5, and he got looked up by Khan in BB, who was at risk holding Q10. Khan needed to hit, or he was out, but the dealer had no mercy, showing 32257. Khan was eliminated in fourth place for $65,731.

Suhail Khan

After eliminating Khan, Wigan was next out the door when he moved all-in with A10 and got called by Agarwal, who had 99. The board came 823Q9 with no aces or tens on sight. Jesse Wigan earned $90,584 for his third-place finish.

Jesse Wigan

The Heads-Up

Agarwal eliminated half of the final table and collected 8:1 chip lead going into this heads-up match as a big favorite to win his first WSOP bracelet.

The final hand happened when Agarwal shoved with 86 and was dominated by Hagen, who called with 108, but the dealer broke Hagen’s heart, giving Agarwal runner-runner straight on A10458. Agarwal was the new champion, and Hagen was out in second place for $126,424.

Augusto Hagen

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