Brandon Adams Wins Poker Masters $50,000 NLHE for $819kSeptember 18, 2017 3:04 pm
The last of the four $50,000 High Roller events featured at the Poker Masters Series is in the bag, with Brandon Adams managing to overcome a field of 39 players, including Doug Polk heads-up, to claim the title and the tournament’s first place prize of $819,000. After landing the biggest score of his professional career, the 39 year-old pro from New Orleans now boosts his live earnings to $2,719,596.
With just six money places available, one of the players at the final table of seven was going to have to exit the competition empty-handed, with that dubious honor falling to Zach Clark, nephew of poker legend Chip Reese, who was sent to the rail by Doug Polk on the “bubble”.
Soon after, Jake Schindler got his money all-in holding A-7 on an A-7-4 flop. Unfortunately for him, David Peters had pocket aces, and so Schindler had to be content with a 6th place finish worth $97,500. He was then followed out the door by Steffen Sontheimer, who was eliminated by Polk in 5th ($117,000), while Brandon Adams (7-7) called Justin Bonomo’s (A-3) short-stacked preflop shove to eliminate him in 4th for $175,500.
The three remaining players subsequently battled it out for around half an hour before a huge hand developed in which chip leader Adams (A-K) was all-in against both Polk (A-A) and David Peters (8-8). Polk’s hand held up to give the 3-times WSOP bracelet winner the chip lead, while sending David Peters to the rail in 3rd for $273,000.
At this stage, Polk enjoyed a 3:2 chip lead over Adams, but a quarter of an hour later and Polk had been reduced to half his stack when the deciding hand was played with Adams (9d-7d) going all-in on a Ks-8d-6d flop, and Polk making the call drawing to a straight flush with 5d-4d. A 2d on the turn all but sealed the deal, though, and with no 3d subsequently arriving on the river, Doug Polk took home $468,000 for his impressive runner-up finish, while Brandon Adams was crowned the champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Brandon Adams $819,000
2: Doug Polk $468,000
3: David Peters $273,000
4: Justin Bonomo $175,500
5: Steffen Sontheimer $117,000
6: Jake Schindler $97,500
Last tournament of the inaugural Poker Masters Series, the $100,000 Championship Event, gets underway tomorrow at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, with the action concluding on Wednesday.