A businessman preferring high stakes poker games to trips to the amusement park has taken down the $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em Online High Roller at the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
After several high profile players complained of playing 18-hour sessions without making money in the 50th Anniversary bracelet events, 45-year-old, Brandon Adams, won a bracelet in less than 12 hours playing on WSOP.com.
Adams conquered a field of 593-entrants to capture the $411,561 first prize, playing under the pseudonym ‘DrOctagon.’ Adams was like a minotaur at the final table, sticking the horn into the man with more Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) titles than anyone alive or dead, Calvin Anderson, and the two-time bracelet winner, Norbert Szécsi.
We can’t tell you if Adams’ online win was a fluke or if the entrepreneur is a hardcore online grinder in his spare time. We do know that the Wichita man has accrued close to $4m competing in some of the toughest live tournaments in the world, including finishing runner-up to Men ‘The Master’ Nguyen in the 2010 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship at the WSOP.
Other highlights in Adams’ hobby include a runner-up finish to James Chen in the 2017 AUD 25,000 Challenge at the Aussie Millions for $447,363, a victory in a $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $819,000 in the 2017 Poker Masters, a win in a $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller at the 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $370,000, and a success in a $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em during the 2018 Poker Masters for $400,000.
Brandon Adams Reacts Well to Court Case Kick in the Balls
In early June, Adams pleaded guilty to an illegal gambling misdemeanour in his home town of Wichita. Adams received three years probation, 200 hours of community service, and had to forfeit close to $1.1m as part of his plea deal. He could have received a year’s jail time.
The court heard how Adams concealed the transfer of betting information for an illegal poker game taking place in his neighbourhood, including hiding handwritten ledgers and electronic systems that showed the financial management of the illegal poker games. The beak decided that Adams’ actions kept the other participants in the game hidden in the shadows hence the slap on the wrist.
Adams, who owns a series of health clubs and car dealerships, told PokerNews after pleading guilty that he just wanted to get on with his life, and was eager to play some poker.
Final Table Results
- Brandon Adams – $411,561
- Nabil Abdien – $253,643
- Vladimir Alexandrov – $173,241
- Calvin Anderson – $120,422
- Mike Vanier – $85,449
- Norbert Szécsi – $61,653
- Lior Orel – $45,429
- Harsukhpaul Sangha – $34,071