Another hit and run for Brandon Adams. He headed down to Hollywood, Florida and pulled off a successful smash-and-grab job by knocking over a high roller at the Seminole Hard Rock (SHR) Casino. Their quarterly poker fiesta, dubbed the Poker Showdown, hosted a $25,500 buy-in High Roller with a $1 million guarantee. This re-entry event attracted 40 players and they hit that number (40) on the nose so no overlay.
Adams bought in on the late side, but it clearly wasn't a problem. He went to work right away and headed into the final table with the chip lead. This marked his second high-roller final table at the Seminole Hard Rock since August. At the SHR Poker Open, Adams took third in the $25K and lost to the eventual champ John Andreas. Adams found himself with another opportunity for a big score, but this time he was not going to squander it.
Adams outlasted a final table that included Pablo Fernandez, Barry Hutter, Ajay Chabra, Darren Elias, and Shaun Deeb. The one-and-only Waffle Crush went deep, but his run ended in sixth place. Deeb min-cashed for $60K.
All the sweet money was at the top of the pyramid. Adams defeated Pablo Fernandez heads-up for the trophy and $370K in cash. Fernandez walked away with a runner-up score worth $250K. Not too shabby, eh?
Several notables took a shot in the 25K and whiffed including Will the Thrill, Chance Kornuth, and Jon Little.
Brandon Adams binked a Poker Masters event at the Aria in October of last year. Adams was in the hunt for a coveted purple jacket, but he walked away with $819K and a Masters crown. In the last six months, Adams won nearly $1.2 million in high roller events.
Meanwhile, the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown final table is underway. They got a massive field of 1,309 runners for the $3,500 buy-in Main Event. Can Matt Stout smoke the competition and ship this one? Also at the final table are Faraz Jaka, Scott Margerson, Brian Hastings, Joey Couden, Jeff Fielder. Head to WPT for updates.