Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman
GPI rank: 348
WSOP Bracelets: 5
Total Live Earnings: $3,887,986
Nationality:
United States United States
Last Seen in: 2022 MSPT Deadwood Shootout
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Biography

Adam Friedman is an American poker player and five-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.

In 2022, he added a fifth WSOP bracelet in Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship.

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
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
35th $5,250
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #79: $10,000 Razz Championship
17th $18,153
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #72: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
9th $16,740
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
10th $11,387
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
1st $248,254
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
16th $5,054
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed
15th $5,993
2022 MSPT Sycuan Showdown Series
$1,110 MSPT Main Event
6th $18,750
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
2021 MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship
$1,100 Main Event
29th $2,724
2021 MSPT Showdown Series
MSPT Sycuan $1,110 Main Event
10th $9,813
2020 Mid-States Poker Tour JACK Cleveland
$1,110 Main Event
16th $5,927
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
2019 Heartland Poker Tour Hollywood Casino Columbus
Main Event
8th $21,301
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
2015 Mid-States Poker Tour Meskwaki
Main Event
20th $2,456
2015 Mid-States Poker Tour Maryland Live! Casino
Main Event
24th $2,344
2014 Mid-States Poker Tour Belle of Baton Rouge
Main Event
14th $1,962
2014 Mid-States Poker Tour Golden Gates Casino
Main Event
48th $1,940
2014 Mid-States Poker Tour FireKeepers Casino
Main Event
3rd $45,000
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
2010-11 World Series of Poker Circuit - Horseshoe Southern Indiana
Main Event
20th $4,293
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 42 - $2,500 Mixed Event
10th $18,099
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 12 - $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event
14th $27,719
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 8 - $10,000 World Championship Mixed Event
20th $16,243

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