Adam Friedman Wins World Series of Poker Seven Card Stud Eight-Or-Better Championship
Friedman Picks Up $269,037 For Victory
One moment he’d like everyone to forget. The other, he’ll remember forever. On Friday, 30-year-old Adam Friedman finally got the monkey off his back by winning event no. 15, the $5,000 Seven Card Stud Eight-Or-Better tournament and his first career World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
Friedman is best known for the tears he shed while being featured on ESPN during the 2005 WSOP main event broadcast. You can watch the hand on YouTube, but the gist of it is that he ran the second nut flush into the nut flush for the majority of his stack at a crucial moment in the tournament. He wound up finishing in 45th place.
The poker pro who now resides in Las Vegas isn’t the first player to cry on television. Notables such as Andrew Feldman, Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow have all been in the same boat at one time or another, but now Friedman has some hardware to back up the heart that he wears on his sleeve, along with $269,037 in prize money.
This time around, there were no tears, just smiles as he hoisted up his bracelet. Friedman defeated a stacked final table that included Bryn Kenney, Phil Ivey, Nikolai Yakovenko, John Monnette and eventual runner-up Todd Brunson.
Monnette was gunning for his second bracelet of the summer, and both Kenney and Brunson were also at their second final table of the series. Other notables who made the money in the field of 212 included Bryan Devonshire, Eli Elezra, Marco Johnson, Allen Bari and Phil Hellmuth, who added to his record number of WSOP cashes, bringing his total to 88.
Here is a look at the final table results.
|Finish||Player Name||Prize||POY Points|
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