Adam Hendrix became the Poker Masters champion
A little less than a year ago, the founder of the American edition of FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver, took second place in the WSOP series, which was held online due to the pandemic. Yesterday Silver was again a step away from the title, losing in the heads-up. Adam Hendrix became the Poker Masters champion, beating Silver. The American won the fourth event of the championship with a buy-in of 10,000 USD and earned 192,400 USD.
For Hendrix, this is the third title in 2022 and the tenth final table. 420 POY points were enough for the player to rise to the 8th place in the CardPlayer rating. Hendrix also received 192 PGT points, which was enough to take 2nd place in the battle for the Purple Jacket, which is given to the best Poker Masters player. The matter is not limited to the jacket, and the poker player receives a bonus of 50,000 USD.
- Adam Hendrix — 192,400 USD
- Nate Silver — 140,600 USD
- Xuan Liu — 96,200 USD
- Victoria Livschitz — 74,000 USD
- Edward Sebesta — 59,200 USD
- Erik Seidel — 44,400 USD
- Justin Young — 36,500 USD
- Nick Schulman — 29,200 USD
For the 2nd place, Nate Silver received 140,600 USD. This is the second largest win in his career. A former semi-professional player who took up journalism managed to win 515,000 USD in poker. A total of 73 entries were registered in this tournament, and only 11 people received money. Among those who got into the prize zone, but did not make it to the second game day, were Chris Brewer, Nick Schulman and Justin Young.
Hendrix was a chip leader
The final day of the event began with fact that Hendrix was a chip leader, and 9-time WSOP champion Erik Seidel was his closest pursuer. Although Seidel was at the top of the chip count, he was the first to drop out. A member of the Hall of Fame lost most of the chips to Victoria Livschitz, who had a short stack. Seidel lost the rest of the game to Xuan Liu. This year, Seidel has already earned more than 3.2 million USD.
Ed Sebesta’s time in this tournament came to an end when his pocket sevens faced Silver’s pocket kings. Sebesta took 5th place and earned 59,200 USD. The next elimination happened only an hour and a half later. Victoria Livschitz played unsuccessfully in one of the hands and lost most of the stack. Livschitz lost the last few big blinds to Xuan Liu. Livschitz earned 74,000 USD, which was the second highest result in her career.
Canadian poker player Xuan Liu had only 8 BB left when it was time for her to leave the event. She went all-in with Q-5, bumping into Hendrix’s A-J. Hendrix got another ace and knocked out his opponent. Liu received 96,200 USD, which was her fourth best result in poker. In her entire life, the Canadian earned a little more than 2 million. USD
The heads-up started with Hendrix having 6,625,000 chips and Silver having 2,625,000. Silver doubled the stack at the very beginning, but Hendrix managed to get ahead again when the opponent made an unsuccessful bluff attempt. Hendrix had twice as many chips when the final hand of the tournament took place. Hendricks held A-9, his opponent – 7-4. 9-8-6-9-2 appeared on the table and Hendrix became the champion.