One of the long-anticipated poker tournaments in the rich schedule of the World Series of Poker, Event #18: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed recently came to an end with the last hands at the Final Table and granted the top players remaining with some of its generous payouts. The skillful winner who managed to outplay most of the field during Day 4 of the event was Adam Friedman from Ohio, US who claimed the first-place prize of $293,275.
WSOP is one of the most riveting poker tournaments in the industry which always strives to bring its participants the cash payouts they deserve. Reserving a spot at one or numerous of the events is on the radar of every ambitious poker player determined to go far and increase their live tournament earnings. This year brings the 49th edition of the poker congregation which is hosted by Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino giving players the chance to enjoy the full range of its premium offerings.
Over the span of this edition of WSOP, there is even a special eSports stage in collaboration with UMG Media Group which provides players with preferred pastime games to the liking of Fortnite, Blizzard’s Hearthstone, as well as the beloved by many FIFA.
This is how many of them relax between events and this shows in their performance on the felt. But apart from relaxing, they should also be proficient in a fair number of poker games, since the Dealers Choice 6-Handed event is one that provides a variety of poker games.
Players Reunite Once More for Final Table
The chip leader at the beginning of the third official day of action was Anthony Zinno who had a chip stack of 922,000. Friedman succeeded in amassing the largest chip stack at the end of Day 3 which commenced with only 13 players surviving this far. He had a chip count of 3,075,000 after the last hand of the day and this solidified his position as the chip leader who was ready to welcome the remaining players for the final Day 4.
The remaining three players continued ahead towards the Final Day of action. Since the action at the poker tables had continued longer and everyone seemed rather tired at the end of the day, players decided to postpone all poker action to the next day. Alexey Makarov from Russia was the player who had claimed the runner-up position at the end of the day with his chip stack of 1,325,000, whereas the third place was taken by Stuart Rutter from the UK with his chip count of 1,145,000.
According to the winner, this event is one of the few which provides players with the chance to demonstrate their skills at less popular poker games, which could reach up to 20 different ones. He succeeded in amassing his best tournament winning at the end of the heads-up duel against Rutter. The latter, on the other hand, had to settle for the consolation prize of $181,258 once he could not defeat the champion.
Makarov was the one on the third position on the official leader board which brought him the cash payout of $127,487. Friedman claimed his second career WSOP gold bracelet, the first one won at the end of the 2012 edition of WSOP when he dominated at the $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo.
Poker action at the 49th edition of the WSOP progresses ahead with other riveting tournaments such as the Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MILLIONAIRE MAKER which promises a whopping prize pool of $9,937,350 for the top 1,105 players on the leader board.