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|
For complete coverage of the summer poker festival, check out our WSOP landing page.
|1||Angry Man Drives Pickup Truck Into Las Vegas Casino|
|2||'Underground Poker' Pilot Airs On Discovery Channel|
|3||Finalists Selected For Poker Hall Of Fame|
|4||Gus Hansen Reaches $20.3M In Web Poker Losses|
|5||Tom Marchese Wins Aria $100,000 Super High Roller|
|6||Singapore Looks To Jail Online Poker Players|
|7||Gov. Chris Christie Issues Directive Letting AC Casinos Offer Sports Betting|
|8||Closed Revel Casino Receives $90 Million Bid|
|9||Casino M8trix Reaches Out To Local Community Through Brand Ambassadors|
|10||Trump Taj Mahal Casino Could Close In November|
|1||Former Roulette Dealer Faces Criminal Charges For Telling Gambler About 'Lucky Number'|
|2||Phil Ivey Now Down $5.1 Million Under His 'Polarizing' Online Poker Screen Name|
|3||Gus Hansen Nears $20 Million In Web Poker Losses|
|4||Dan Colman Wins 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guaranteed Main Event|
|5||Homeless Woman Accused Of Killing Popular World Series Of Poker Dealer 'Elvis' Joe|
|6||Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Stuck With $2.5 Million Overlay|
|7||'Invisible Ink' Poker Cheat Banned From Connecticut Casinos|
|8||Gambler Finally Hits Vegas Slot Machine That Hadn't Paid Out Jackpot In 15 Years|
|9||Four Elderly Men Accused Of Palming, Swapping Cards At Minnesota Poker Table|
|10||Study: You're Like A Pigeon When You Play Poker|