Back-to-Back Dealer’s Choice Bracelets for Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman went back-to-back at the WSOP last night when he won the $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship for the second year running, his third gold bracelet coming with a $312,417 payday.

By: Andrew Burnett

The 37-year old Ohio pro was one of 122 runners chasing a share of the $1,146,800 prizepool in what he considers the toughest of all the $10k events at the World Series - 20 games to choose from in the ultimate mixed game event.

He explained after the event: “Several players, they're phenomenal, but when you get them playing hands in Badeucey and Badacey, they don't know the basics. It's free chips in a lot of situations”.

Just five players returned for the final day’s play after Nick Schulman bowed out late on day three, but with Matt Glantz and Shaun Deeb still in the mix it would be a tough route to the title.

Deeb, seeking his fifth WSOP bracelet, disposed of McKenna in a hand of Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, and Friedman took care of Moskowitz in PLO, before Matt Glantz fell in 3rd after taking three big hits.

Friedman against Deeb heads-up was a see-saw affair, and it would be a No Limit Hold’em hand that would prove decisive, Deeb pairing his jack on the river only to find he was outgunned by Friedman’s turned full house.

"This year definitely means more … Being able to repeat in what I still believe is the most difficult of the $10k's to play," Friedman told WSOP reporters after his historic victory – one that sees him join the likes of Johnny Chan, Doyle Brunson and Phil Hellmuth with back-to-back wins.

Final Table Results

1 Adam Friedman $312,417
2 Shaun Deeb $193,090
3 Matt Glantz $139,126
4 David Moskowitz $100,440
5 Michael McKenna $72,653
6 Nick Schulman $52,656



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