The American poker player Brandon Adams has been crowned champion of Poker Masters $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event, which took place at ARIA Resort and Casino. 39 players of all calibers gathered together to compete for the biggest chunk of the massive $1,950,000 prize pool, but it was Adams who managed to take down the event and boost his bankroll with $819,000. Apart from the cash prize, the winner is to continue steaming ahead in the competition for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket™.
It seems that this is a good year for Adam’s career, who managed to finish in 3rd place in August’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open High Roller for $351,000. In fact, the champion has rich poker experience with $1,900,596 in tournament earnings. Besides the current first prize, which is Adam’s best cash, he managed to pocket $447,363 for his runner-up finish in January’s Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge. It might be said that the poker player gave yet another strong push forward to its poker career.
Event #4 in the 2017 Poker Masters attracted 39 hopefuls, who entered the battle for the first prize of $819,000. After Day 1 came to a close, there were only 7 remaining players. The poker heavyweight Doug Polk and the recently crowned Brandon Adams were the prohibitive chip leaders, as each of them had a seven-figure tower of chips. The money-bubble burst with the elimination of Zach Clark in 7th place, as only 6 players were meant to score a cash prize. Jake Schindler was the next player, who needed to leave the final table, but he did not go home empty-handed as he raked $97,500. Steffen Sontheimer followed Schindler’s steps, leaving the game in 5th place with a cash of $117,000. Justin Bonomo was the next casualty, leaving the competition in 4th place with a cash prize of $175,500.
Adam’s Final Inches to Success
The players, who entered the list of the first three were Brandon Adams, Doug Polk and, David Peters. But Peters probably did not court enough Lady Luck, as he was eliminated in 3rd place, adding $273,000 to his bank account. His elimination led to the heads-up duel between the titans Polk and Adams. It is worth to mention that the beginning of the heads-up match saw Polk at the chip-lead position. But Adams soon managed to come back in the game, taking the upper hand over his opponent.
When all the chips got in the middle, the final hand hit the air. Adams was in the lead with [9d][7d] versus Polk’s [5d][4d]. Both players flopped flush and straight draws as [Ks][8d][6d] appeared on the deck. Polk raised all-in and Adams did not consider it too long before calling his opponent’s bet. At that moment all eyes were focused on the board, waiting for the other 2 cards, which were about to decide the outcome of the game. The dealer turned [2d], putting Adam’s flush well ahead. The [5s] on the river decided that it will be Adams, who will bag up the top money prize and the title. The winner of $ 111,111 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller for One Drop (Event #6) Polk, needed to bow in front of the champion, pocketing $468,000 for his runner-up finish.