Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has turned into a regular stop on the WSOP Circuit schedule and this year makes no exception to the rule. The 2017/ 2018 WSOP Circuit has already entered its closing stages, with the Main Event currently being underway. The name of the Main Event’s winner is yet to be announced, but others have already won a big prize, which admittedly calls for a drink. Kyle Adams is among the players, who celebrates a victory after giving a start to his collection of WSOP-branded trophies this Thursday evening.
The 31-year-old American poker player has topped the field of Event #7: $365 No-Limit Hold’em freeze-out tournament. Adams defeated a stacked field of 141 players to snag the first prize of $11,844 along with the piece of gold. It is important to note that Adam’s latest win helped him also to cross the line of the $100,000 mark in career earnings. Moreover, this was the second tournament for Adams within the 2017/ 20108 WSOP Circuit series at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The previous day, the player was eliminated in 12th place in $365 Pot-Limit Omaha event, only a tight squeak from entering the official final table. But even if so, every cloud has a silver lining and Event #7: $365 No-Limit Hold’em seems to be the flash of hope for Adams.
Short-Stacked Adams Wins the Poker Contest
The attractive prize pool of $42,300 was a good stimulation for the players to fight tooth and nail. The event took place over 2 days. The game featured a fast-paced poker action as the initial field was whittled to only 3 players after the end of Day 1. This means that the money bubble burst somewhere in Day 1 of the tournament, as there are 15 players, who managed to win a slice of the pie.
The remaining 3 poker survivors returned to the field on Thursday afternoon. Adams entered the three-handed play with the shortest stack of chips, but it did not take him long to take the lead. In fact, Adams eliminated John Cofhlin in 3rd place to position himself as the chip leader and enter the heads-up derby with a significant advantage over his opponent Tanner Bibat.
The moment of triumph came when Bibat and Adams were stuck in an all-in confrontation. Adams tabled [10c][8s] against Bibat’s [10h][7s]. The two players saw the board running [Kh][10s][9h][8d][7s] to give both players two pair. Nevertheless, Adams’ two pair was higher than Bibat’s, which secured him the pot and the title. Bibat settled for the 2nd place finish and $7,320 in prize money.