Less than a year removed from second place in the 2021 Championship World Series of Poker Hold’em tournament event with $10,000 limit, FiveThirtyEight Founder Nate Silver has found himself once again with a prestigious poker title on the line. For the second time, the chief editor of the data-driven news organization failed to win. It was Alaskan poker professional Adam Hendrix who came out victorious, earning $192,400 as the event’s No. 4 of 2022 poker masters $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Tournament.
It was the third title and tenth in this year’s final standings for Hendrix. 420 card player The Player of the Year points he held for winning this event were enough to see him climb to eighth in 2022 POY Race arrangement, which is presented by Global Poker.
Hendricks also got 192 PokerGO جولة Tour Points for his second cash in the series, enough to see him climb to second place in the race for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket. He now has nearly $4 million in career tournament earnings, with nearly $1.5 million of that amount from 38 finalists recorded this year.
Silver earned $140,600 as the runner-up, the second highest score on his resume. The former semi-pro poker player turned media maker now has over $515,000 in recorded tournament winnings.
Among the 73 entries that appeared on PokerGo Studio in ARIA Resort and casino in Las Vegas, only 11 made money in this event. Big names for cash but don’t make it to day two included Chris Brewer (11th), three-time bracelet winner Nick Shulman (8th), and world poker tour Justin Young Champion (7th).
The final day started with Hendrix in the lead and nine-times winner Eric Seidel sat on the bracelet for second in the chips. Despite starting the day near the top of the leaderboard, Seidel was ultimately the first to hit the race streak. The 62-year-old Poker Hall of Famer lost a significant portion of his group as he faces AK pocket handles for the short group Victoria Livschitz. Then he got his last two sets with the pocket handles facing A-6 for Xuan Liu, who pushed off the small curtain once it was folded into it. Leo screwed up the ace and got held from there to send Seidel home for $44,400.
This was Seidel’s 13th finish on this year’s final table, with over $3.2 million POY Earnings accrued across those scores. with 140 POY From the points he earned for his sixth-place bid, he moved up to ninth on the leaderboard.
Ed Sebesta’s race in this event ended when the Jeep Sevens collided with the Silver Jeep Kings. All the chips went into the Preflop. The older pair stayed on top after the plate ran out, sending Sebesta off the rails with $59,200 for his efforts.
Playing with four hands lasted over an hour and a half, with plenty of twists and turns along the way. The stalemate ended soon after when Hendrix pushed off the button with AQ and was summoned by the pocket queens at Lifschitz. Hendrix fumbles with aces to double, leaving Lifshitz with a handful of curtains. She had it all with AK soon after, and was in a dominant position against the AQ of Liu. Again, though, the AQ came from behind. As a result, Livschitz was eliminated in fourth place, earning $74,000. This was the second highest score recorded so far on her resume in the tournament.
Xuan Liu had only been exposed to eight large initial curtains when her hand rose to shake them. I moved everything from the button with a Q-5 and ran towards AJ of Hendrix in the big blind. Hendrix fumbled at the ace to take a big lead, and a blank at the turn left Leo drawing dead. She earned $96,200 as the third-place winner. This was her fourth highest score ever recorded. This has increased the earnings of her professional courses to more than $2 million.
Heads up game started with Hendrix owning 6,625,000 versus 2,625,000 Silvers. Silver doubled the lead at the start, with the A-10 Pocket Sevens outpacing. Hendrix pulled back out in front after picking up a trick of silver. While Hendrix sniffed the feint into that hand, Silver was able to force a large fold in place later, causing Hendrix to put a king flounder high as a fourth shovel hit the river.
– Adam Hendrix (@AdamHendrix10) September 27 2022
Hendrix leaped forward again shortly after that wild hand, winning a big pot with failed trips against the Transformers Queens and a Silver Five. Hendrix shyly held off a 2:1 lead when the last hand of the event was dealt. Silver tumbled for a total of 150,000 studs with 74 The Hendrix raised to 525,000 with an A9. called silver and 986 hit flip. Hendrix bet 600,000 on a total of 1,200,000 with his top pair, while Silver moved the whole for 2,600,000 with straight pull and tailgate flush capabilities. 9 at the turn and 2 On the river fate closed and Hendrix titled, ending Silver’s race in second place.
Here is a look at the payments and rating points awarded in the final table:
|place||player||earnings||POY points||PGT points|
|1||Adam Hendricks||192,400 dollars||420||192|
|2||Nate Silver||$140,600||three hundred fifty||141|
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