This year’s $2,500 four-max No-Limit Hold’em that took place at the World Series of Poker, witnessed a ‘first-timer’ roll to the top. Tim Adams took home his first ever WSOP gold bracelet, a $392,476 prize and 1,368 POY points. His winnings sent him springing through the world ranking before setting him down in the 43rd place.
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Although, Adams treasures his first win, he admits that the game was far from being easy. Despite being familiar to the short-handed version of Poker online, his win was a tumultuous one. Three days of fourhanded play is no joke, the 26 year old admits; however, with loads of experience playing short-handed poker online, Adams admits he wasn’t the slightest uncomfortable. To Adams, the event was more like a cash game with rising stakes, with fourhanded play stretching to more than 12 hours.
The fourhanded No-Limit Hold’em has been part of the WSOP tournament for the first time this year, and Poker fans world-over took no time to promote the game over Twitter and Facebook. Adams a great fan of the game, cheered WSOP’s move to introduce it this year and hopes to see more of this incredible game in World Series of Poker events in the future.
The WSOP event witnessed a turnout of 750 players and showcased some of the best young talents, to fight it out for the illusive WSOP gold bracelet. The top players included the likes of Tony Dunst (18th place – $10,510), Tom Braband (17th place – $10,510), Sam Stein (16th place – $12,745), Eric Froehlich (15th place – $12,745), MohsinCharania (11th place – $19,741), Mickey Petersen (10th place – $25,252), Jason Koon (9th place – $25,252), and Anthony Gregg (4th place – $114,711).This was Gregg’s third final table of 2012, with his fourth place exit awarding him 684 POY points and 23rd place in overall rankings owing to his total winnings of $588,028.
The final table saw Canadian hero – Adams and the Aussie player – Brendon Rubie battle it out for the gold. Adams defeated Rubie heads-up to win the first ever-fourhanded No-Limit Hold’em WSOP hosted. Rubie won 1,140 POY points and earned a whopping $242,458, moving him to 12th place overall and with 2,052 n overall points base. This is Rubie’s second final table this year, with the first event earnings of $208,340 in January’s $1,000 AUD No-Limit event.

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