Jean-Luc Adam Wins First World Sequence of Poker Bracelet In The $1,000 No-Restrict Maintain’em Tremendous Seniors


Jean-Luc Adam gained the $1,000 tremendous seniors no-limit maintain’em occasion on the 2021 World Sequence of Poker to earn $255,623 and his first WSOP bracelet.

He defeated a subject of 1,893 entries, all of whom had been above the age of 60, and defeated Eugene Salomon heads-up to win the title and by far the most important rating of his profession.

“I’m dreaming. It’s very unusual, an odd sensation,” Adam instructed WSOP stay reporters after the victory. “I felt good for the entire event, and I felt very relaxed. I by no means take into consideration first place, however solely play each hand. It’s a really good second. It’s a really unusual sensation for me as a result of I don’t notice that it’s a world championship.”

The 69-year-old is a local of France however relocated to the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin a number of years in the past. His different two event victories got here in WSOP Circuit occasions on the island. He took down the $365 no-limit maintain’em bounty on the Circuit sequence in 2016 and the $400 no-limit maintain’em monster stack on the similar sequence three years later.

His son, Cedric, additionally gained a hoop within the 2019 WSOP Circuit sequence in Saint Martin within the sequence’ $1,700 no-limit maintain’em important occasion.

The third and last day of the occasion began with 65 gamers vying for the title. It took about 10 hours to trim the sphere right down to the unofficial last desk of 10 gamers. However once they mixed to 1 desk, it was the highest two finishers on the prime of the chip counts, With Salomon holding a slight benefit over Adam for the chip lead.

Adam eradicated David Slaughter in tenth when he spiked a two-outer with 2Spade Suit2Club Suit in opposition to Slaugher’s 5Spade Suit5Heart Suit to maneuver into an important tie with Salomon for the chip lead.

Salomon gained a flip with AHeart Suit9Heart Suit in opposition to Gary Pagel’s 4Spade Suit4Heart Suit, which eradicated Pagel in ninth and prolonged the hole between the underside six and the highest two chip counts.

Reginald Powell hit the rail in eighth and was one in every of simply two knockouts that didn’t contain Salomon or Adam. Powell was all in preflop with AHeart SuitOkClub Suit in opposition to Alex Katsman’s JSpade SuitJClub Suit. The ASpade SuitQSpade Suit5Spade SuitOkSpade SuitQClub Suit runout gave Powell prime two pair, however Katsman turned a flush to win the pot.

Girish Apte was out just some palms later when he busted with A-J to Invoice Stabler’s A-Ok. The board didn’t enhance both participant and Stabler scooped the pot with A-Ok excessive.

The remainder of the ultimate desk was dominated by the highest two stacks en path to a really brief heads-up battle.

Joseph Richards three-bet shoved all in preflop with 7Spade Suit7Diamond Suit and bumped into Adam’s QClub SuitQDiamond Suit. Adam pale the two-outer and despatched Richards house in sixth for $50,559.

After a 10-minute break, Katsman was all in with 8Club Suit8Diamond Suit in opposition to Salomon’s AHeart Suit9Heart Suit. The eventual runner-up rivered an ace-high flush to pull the pot.

Adam then eradicated Stabler in fourth and knocked out Scott Sukstorf in third to take a roughly 2-to-1 chip lead into heads-up play in opposition to Salomon.

The heads-up match didn’t final various palms after Adam picked off a bluff from Salomon. Salomon raised on the button and Adam defended the massive blind. On a flop of JHeart Suit7Club Suit5Spade Suit, Adam check-called a wager from Salomon and check-called a shove on the 4Spade Suit flip.

Adam confirmed JSpade Suit7Diamond Suit and was within the lead in opposition to Salomon’s 10Heart Suit9Heart Suit. Salomon wanted to spike an eight to make the nut straight and keep alive, however the AClub Suit got here on the river to present Adam the pot, the first-place cash and the bracelet.

Remaining Desk Outcomes:

Place Participant Earnings
1 Jean-Luc Adam $255,623
2 Eugene Salomon $157,986
3 Scott Sukstorf $117,181
4 Invoice Stabler $87,722
5 Alex Katsman $66,284
6 Joseph Richards $50,559
7 Girish Apte $38,932
8 Reg Powell $30,569
9 Gary Pagel $23,762

Picture Credit score: WSOP/Melissa Haereiti




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