Adam Friedman is now in the poker record books

Adam Friedman is now in the poker record books

The long-time poker player from Ohio takes down another Dealer’s Choice Championship

Adam Friedman is not only in the poker industry to demonstrate the great skills he has as a player, but also to stand in front of a great list of professionals to reach the record books with consecutive World Series of Poker (WSOP) titles. Throughout his career, money was the most important thing. The Ohio native was not here for the glory of winning tournaments, but to make a career and gain financial freedom.

The 39-year-old has so far taken home a total of four WSOP gold bracelets, and it looks like he still has the same outlook. Keep in mind that his fourth and most recent piece of hardware made poker history, and even Friedman himself couldn’t ignore the non-monetary aspects of his achievement after taking home the title of champion at the 2021 edition of the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship.

“I have waited 28 months to play the Dealer’s Choice,” tweeted Friedman on Oct. 18, the first day of the event. “For the first and probably last time in my life, I can say it’s not about the money. This is the most excited and nervous I’ve been for a tournament since the first time I played the main event in 2005. Time to three-peat!”

During heads-up play, Friedman made Stuart Rutter look weak, winning the tournament at the 2018 WSOP for $293,275 and then defeating Shaun Deeb in the 2019 series for $312,417. With an absence from a WSOP last year due to COVID-19, it was more than two years before the pro had a chance to set his poker record.

No one in history had ever won the same WSOP event for three consecutive years. Friedman had to fight off the might of Phil Hellmuth to make history by denying him his 17th career bracelet and making history by pocketing a whopping $248,350 in the process.

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