Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman
Nationality: United States
Last seen on: 2021 World Series of Poker

Biography

Adam Friedman is an American poker player and four-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner.

After winning his first bracelet during the 2012 WSOP, Friedman then won the $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship in back-to-back-to-back years (2018, 2019 & 2021), a feat no other player had ever accomplished.

Poker Achievements

Friedman shot to prominence back in 2005 after an infamous hand in that year's Main Event was shown on the ESPN broadcast.

During the 2000s, he regularly cashed in mixed game tournaments, including finishing 10th and 14th in the $10,000 8-Game Championships at the 2008 and 2009 WSOP respectively. He followed that up with a third-place finish in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E in 2011 before winning his first bracelet in 2012.

He defeated Todd Brunson heads-up to win Event #15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo for $269,037.

A regular attendee of the WSOP, Friedman narrowly missed out on a second bracelet in 2016 after finishing second in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud.

The Streak

Adam Friedman 2018 2019 2021

In 2018, Friedman took down Event #18: $10,000 Dealer's Choice for $293,275. He defeated Stuart Rutter heads-up.

"In terms of the $10K, this one is right up there. You need to know how to play 20 games. How many people are at least competent in at least 20 games? Not many. I think this takes as much skill as any other event," Friedman said at the time.

The following year, Friedman achieved the rare achievement of defending a WSOP title in the Dealer's Choice Championship, this time defeating Shaun Deeb heads-up. His back-to-back feat saw him defeat a field of 122 players and take home $312,417.

"This year definitely means more (than last year). Being able to repeat in what I still believe is the most difficult of the $10k's to play," said Friedman after the win.

After the COVID-19 pandemic saw the postponement of the 2020 WSOP, the festival returned in 2021. Once again, the $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship was on the schedule. Friedman unbelievably made it three-in-a-row, defeating Phil Hellmuth heads-up and denying the poker legend a second bracelet of the year.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
1st $248,350
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
10th $5,612
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
150th $59,295
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
1st $312,417
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
93rd $2,328
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
47th $2,250
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
45th $2,317
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
762nd $2,808
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed
1st $293,275
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
14th $9,238
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
286th $37,019
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
49th $2,809
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $5,000 H.O.R.S.E.
6th $52,613
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $2,500 Seven-Card Stud
8th $14,086
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #9: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
30th $7,384
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
1st $269,037
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
3rd $121,437

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