One of the most discussed poker championships in the recent weeks has been the Poker Masters festivals in the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. It has become a magnet for successful poker players from near and far ready to demonstrate their best game. During Event #4 there were also some memorable moments involving the players and the big winner Brandon Adams.
The event was a $50,000 Buy-in No-Limit Hold’em one and there were a total of 39 poker players entering on Day 1 of the tournament. The big amount of the buy-in guaranteed for a big prize pool as well. The winner in the event was Brandon Adams, who is a poker player from Louisiana, self-published author of economics books and Harvard University lecturer. He managed to emerge victorious and lay his hands on the $819,000 prize which comes with the top position on the leaderboard. This is also his biggest career cash so far. He went so far as to defeat the poker leader Doug Polk, who is well-known for his daring style of play. The two of them were the only players who entered the final table of the tournament with stacks amounting to seven figures.
Final Table Rush
Cash received only six of the seven players at the final table, and the poker player who picked the short straw was Zach Clark who left first. The sixth position on the list was reserved for Jake Schindler from the US who received $97,500 after his duel against David Peters. Fifth on the list became Germany’s Steffen Sontheimer, who was rapidly eliminated by Adams himself and left the tournament with $117,000.
However, this gives him bigger chances for winning the Poker Masters Purple Jacket, which will be won after the last fifth tournament is over. Fourth in the race was Justin Bonomo winning $175,500, who was followed closely by David Peters, sent to the third place by the two leaders and receiving $273,000. The heads-up duel was dynamic and both Polk and Adams delivered great performance. However, the former had to settle for the runner-up position and lay his hands on $468,000.
This year has been a strong one for Adams so far since he demonstrated his top-notch form during the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open High Roller this August. He managed to finish third following the dynamic gameplay and he claimed $351,000 for his deep run in the event. This added up to his total lifetime earnings from live events, which reached $1,900,596 prior to his participation in the Poker Masters championship. Poker enthusiasts know that Adams is one of the old-school poker players and he has been in the field ever since his first appearance back in 2005. His previous best cash came this January with his participation in the Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge, where he finished as a runner-up and pocketed $447,363.