Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty
Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty
Day 1 Completed

Aditya Agarwal Leads Final Seven After Day 1 of Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Aditya Agarwal
Aditya Agarwal

It was an action-filled Day 1 of Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty. After 307 bounty hunters took to the felt and generated a $1,941,775 prize pool, only seven remained by night's end.

Aditya Agarwal will return on the final day as the chip leader by a wide margin holding 8,750,000. Agarwal started the final table as the chip leader and extended that lead with the final three eliminations of the night. Agarwal has over a half-million in WSOP earnings but is in search of his first WSOP gold bracelet and has put himself in a prime position to get it.

The closets in line next to Agarwal is the only player to finish over the three-million mark, Barth Melius, with 3,550,000 in chips. Sitting behind Melius is the only player at the final table with WSOP hardware, Stephen Chidwick, sits third in chips with 2,600,000, but the action will be fast on the final day, with that stack equating to just 14 big blinds.

Final Table Seat Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountsBig Blinds
1Aditya AgarwalIndia8,750,00055
2Barth MeliusUnited States3,550,00022
3Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom2,270,00014
4Romain LewisFrance2,050,00013
5Dario SammartinoItaly1,930,00012
6Uri ReichensteinIsrael1,795,00011
7Yevgeniy TimoshenkoUkraine1,065,0007

Action of the Day

Many notables took a seat early at this event including 16-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, nine-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel, seven-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu, a pair of five-time bracelt winners Shaun Deeb and Brian Rast, along with other WSOP hardware owners Ryan Riess, Asi Moshe, David Jackson, Michael Addamo, and Ryan Leng to name a few.

With the blinds increasing rapidly, the pressure was on early, and by the end of Level 20 of the tournament, Paul Jager rivered a straight to burst the bubble leaving the remaining 47 players in the money.

After the money was reached, players started making their way to the payout desk in quick succession including Darren Elias (41st place - $10,853), WSOP bracelet winner Dylan Linde (35th place - $11,870), Jason Somerville (30th place - $11,870), and Ali Imsirovic (22nd place - $13,566).

The final two tables were assembled before the start of Level 26 and from there, additional notables continued to fall such as 2014 Main Event Champ Martin Jacobson (18th place - $13,070), Daniel Buzgon (16th place - $15,674), and Abhinav Iyer (14th place - $18,501).

The unofficial final table was reached within the level from there and Agarwal finished off the last three players of the evening. First was John Hemme who jammed dafter flopping top pair only to find out he had kicker issues and took home a 10th place finish for $27,429.

Next was Rainer Kempe who lost a battle of the blinds after flopping a Broadway draw to take 9th place for $34,424.Haribhai Gopaul was the last casualty of the evening after he got it in good from the big blind holding a dominating ace only to take his leave after Agarwal spiked the river, ending his night in 8th place for $44,060.

Final Table Payouts/Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1  $463,885
2  $286,705
3  $200,598
4  $142,840
5  $103,547
6  $76,442
7  $57,489
8Haribhai GopaulUnited States$44,060
9Rainer KempeUnited States$34,424

The remaining seven players have secured at least $57,489 but have their eyes set on the $463,885 first place prize as well as the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Action will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, November 16 and will play until a winner is crowned. The action will pick-up from Level 29 where blinds will be 80,000/160,000/160,000 ante.

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering this final day from start to finish.

Tags: Abhinav IyerAditya AgarwalAli ImsirovicAsi MosheBrian RastDaniel BuzgonDaniel NegreanuDario SammartinoDarren EliasDavid JacksonDylan LindeErik SeidelHaribhai GopaulJohn HemmeMartin JacobsonMichael AddamoPaul JagerRainer KempeRomain LewisRyan LengRyan RiessShaun DeebStephen ChidwickUri ReichensteinYevgeniy Timoshenko

Haribhai Gopaul Eliminated in 8th Place ($44,060)

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Haribhai Gopaul
Haribhai Gopaul

Aditya Agarwal raised to 250,000 from middle position and then called the 300,000 three-bet jam Haribhai Gopaul made from the big blind.

Aditya Agarwal: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Haribhai Gopaul: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Gopaul had Agarwal dominated and nothing changed after the {8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop hit the felt.

The {4-Clubs} turn was safe for Gopaul and just when things were looking good, the dealer dropped the {j-Clubs} on the river making him the final elimination of the evening.

Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 5,700,000 650,000
Haribhai Gopaul us
Haribhai Gopaul
us Busted

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Lewis Wins a Flip to Double

dsalituro • Level 28: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Yevgeniy Timoshenko moved all in and Romain Lewis called for his last 760,000.

Romain Lewis: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Yevgeniy Timoshenko: {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}

Timoshenko's pair of fives stayed ahead on the {4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop, but Lewis spiked the {a-Spades} on the turn. The river came the {6-Diamonds} and Lewis doubled up as his rail, including Mustapha Kanit, erupted in celebration.

Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
Winamax Team Pro
fr 1,500,000 600,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
ua 1,000,000 -400,000

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Rainer Kempe Eliminated in 9th Place ($34,424)

dsalituro • Level 28: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Rainer Kempe
Rainer Kempe

In a blind versus blind confrontation, Rainer Kempe moved all in for his last 1,400,000. Aditya Agarwal in the big blind asked for a count before calling.

Rainer Kempe: {q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Aditya Agarwal: {k-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{j-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}, leaving Agarwal's king-kicker in the lead. Kempe angrily threw his cards back to the dealer before heading to the payout desk.

Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 5,050,000 2,050,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de Busted

Tags: Aditya AgarwalRainer Kempe

Last Level of the Evening

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

With nine players remaining, an agreement has been made to only play one last level to end the night instead of playing down to five players.

John Hemme Eliminated in 10th Place ($27,429)

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
John Hemme
John Hemme

Aditya Agarwal raised from middle position and John Hemme defended his big blind to see a {j-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop.

Hemme led out with a bet and then called off his 1,250,000 stack after Agarwal raised all in.

John Hemme: {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Aditya Agarwal: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Both players flopped top pair but Hemme had kicker issues and the {4-Spades} turn followed by the {2-Clubs} river gave Agarwal the wheel, ending Hemme's tournament in 10th place for $27,429.

Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 3,000,000 1,500,000
John Hemme us
John Hemme
us Busted

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Melius Doubles Through Agarwal

dsalituro • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Barth Melius
Barth Melius

On the first hand of the unofficial final table, Barth Melius shoved for around 1,500,000 and Aditya Agarwal called.

Barth Melius: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Aditya Agarwal: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

It was a classic coin flip, and luck would be on Melius' side as the board came {a-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{j-Hearts} to double him up with a pair of aces. The two players effectively switched spots on the chip leaderboard.

Barth Melius US
Barth Melius
US 3,000,000 1,500,000
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 1,500,000 -1,500,000

Tags: Barth MeliusAditya Agarwal