The World Poker Tour (WPT) is one of the most prestigious brands in world poker and Season XVI of its Main Tour is currently underway, with ongoing stops at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Florida, as well as one at the Holland Casino in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The WPT SHR Poker Showdown was scheduled between 13th to 18th April and we bring to you the result of Event #14 from that series – the $25,500 High Roller Event, which was shipped by Louisiana’s Brandon Adams. He beat a total field of 40 entries in the $1 million prize pool event, to take home $370,000 for first place.
The last 12 months have been great for Adams in live poker tournaments, having registered two cashes above $400k, and this win at Seminole became his third best live cash, taking his career live poker winnings past the $3 million mark. Reaching heads up with him was Spain’s Pablo Fernandez, who had over $500k in live poker earnings.
When going into heads up, Adams held a 3:1 lead and he made sure he didn’t lose that advantage. Fernandez only managed one double up as Adams very soon extended his chip lead to 10:1. Finally, both players went all-in with Fernandez holding Qh-10d and Adams holding Kh-2h. Adams flopped a flush and that was all he needed to take home the title and the cash prize of $370,000!
The 2-day HR event ended on 16th April and all eyes then shifted to the Main Event, where 6 survivors will hit the final table today, playing for the top prize of $696,740. Keep an eye out on GutshotMagazine.com for all updates from the SHR Poker Showdown as well as from other WPT events.
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