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Brandon Adams Wins 2019 WSOP Online High Roller Event

The DFS and Poker Pro Topped A Field of 593 Entries To Win His First Bracelet


Brandon ‘DrOctagon’ Adams is the latest player to win a World Series of Poker gold bracelet in an online event. The 40-year-old poker and daily fantasy sports pro defeated a field of 593 entries in the 2019 WSOP $3,200 buy-in no-limit hold’em online high roller event. Adams earned his first gold bracelet and $411,561 for the win.

The single-day event began at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 3. The final table was reached at approximately 2:00 a.m. the following day, with two-time bracelet winner Calvin ‘projector52’ Anderson holding the chip lead.

Adams won a crucial coinflip with ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit, beating the pocket nines of two-time bracelet winner Norbert “balkan500” Szecsi to send him to the rail in sixth place ($61,653).

With that Adams surged into the lead, just in time to get involved in a massive three-way all-in. Adams raised to 140,00 from under the gun with ASpade SuitADiamond Suit. Michael “VinnyV” Vanier shoved for 1,232,404 on the button holding AClub Suit10Diamond Suit. Calvin Anderson called from the small blind with QSpade SuitQHeart Suit. Adams then moved all-in for 3,890,304 total and Anderson called. Adams’ pocket aces held up to earn him the double knockout, with Vanier finishing fifth ($85,449) and Anderson fourth ($120,422).

Nabil Mohamed Abdien Cardoso scored the next knockout, with his pocket eights beating the pocket fives of Vladimir Alexandrov (3rd – $173,241). Adams held nearly a 2-to-1 lead when the final battle began. In the end it was a preflop cooler that finished things off. Nabil Mohamed Abdien Cardoso picked up pocket tens and got all-in, only to have run into the pocket queens of Adams. Neither player improved and Adam’s queens were enough to earn him the pot and the title. Cardoso took home $253,643 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Brandon Adams $411,561 1260
2 Nabil Mohamed Abdien $253,643 1050
3 Vladimir Alexandrov $173,241 840
4 Calvin Anderson $120,422 630
5 Mike Vanier $85,449 525
6 Norbert Szecsi $61,653 420
7 Lior Orel $45,429 315
8 Harsukhpaul Sangha $34,071 210

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.