The 2018 World Series of Poker continues to offer quality poker gaming options each week, with several events finishing up over this past weekend. Event #18 was one such event, a $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed tournament. The event saw 111 players competing with a total prize pool created of $1,043,400. Adam Friedman was able to outlast the field to claim the victory, earning his 2nd career WSOP gold bracelet with the win.
In the end, Friedman would have to face off against Stuart Rutter in the heads-up round. Rutter had a small chip lead but the betting limits were high so both players had the ability to easily gain the advantage. Friedman was able to earn a big pot with a hand in Stud Hi-Lo Regular before continuing to gain ground and the final hand would eventually go down.
With the final hand, a little betting would result in an all-in by Rutter, which would be called by Friedman. In the Stud Hi-Lo round hand, Rutter would show 7-2/8-9-3-2 and Friedman would hold 10-3/10-5-Q-Q. With Queens up, Friedman would have the lead and Rutter was all-in with tournament life seeming to be at an end.
The final card would be a 7 of diamonds which gave Rutter a pair, but not enough to earn the win. The player would secure a second-place prize of $181,258 after being eliminated from the competition, leaving Friedman as the winner.
The WSOP action continues at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, with several events on the schedule this week, including Event #33, the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.