“Yes! Yes! Life-changing money! Finally!”
This is exactly what the newly-crowned champ of the Harrah’s Cherokee Main Event was heckling the top of his lungs as soon as the last card struck the really felt. In the last hand of the event, Adam Ross increased it up on the switch and also dealt with a push worth regarding 7 large blinds from Ryan ‘The Janitor’ Phan. He called and transformed a readied to secure the pot. He looked to his spouse, that has actually gotten on the rail sustaining him for the whole day, selected her up as well as commemorated.
“This is life-changing money. I’ve had about 20 cashes but never a win. Never life-changing money. I can pay off my mortgage now” said Ross.
This stop noted the very first of 28 series scheduled throughout the 2018/2019 World Series of Poker Circuit period and also started with the 2018 Global Casino Championship. Ross had not been completely mindful that in addition to his jackpots, he will get a totally free seat into following year’s event. He states he is thrilled to take on poker’s elite as well as will certainly intend to win himself a bracelet to opt for his glossy brand-new ring.
The Main Event contained 2 trips with each player having the option to re-enter once per flight. By the end of the enrollment period, there were 1,056 entries comprising a prize pool worth $1,599,840 paying 108 sopts. Ross was the last player standing as well as filched $295,970, which is four times his general profits and larger than nine times his largest live score. This is also his second live recorded win.
Ross began Day 2 with 170,250 in chips and propelled this into a massive 1.8 million-chip stack, good for sixth place of the 21 players who moved on to Day 3. Throughout the final day, he battled the likes of WSOP bracelet winner Jesse Rockowitz (17th – $15,790), six-time Circuit winner Daniel Lowery (14th – $19,166), along with ring winners Bradley (Todd) Mercer (4th – $102,230), Andrew Kelsall (5th – $77,736), Charles Johnson (7th – $36,636), and Eyal Bensimhon (20th – $13,151).
Runner-up Phan is familiar with the limelight, and also has a ring himself. He is additionally fresh off of an 11th location surface in the 2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event for his greatest job rating of $725,000. At one factor, Phan held greater than a four-to-one chip lead, however, things started to go in Ross’ favor. Phan flopped two pairs but Ross flopped a straight and doubled from there. The energy moved et cetera is history. Phan took $182,990 for his deep run as well as is absolutely nothing to sneeze at.
Ross says he plans on paying off his mortgage after this win. “I’ve been playing poker for a long time, I’ve had a $30,000 cash but never the life-changer. This is the pay-off-my-mortgage life-changer. I’m gonna continue to play a little poker, and continue to be a Sales Manager at my job. I think I’ll play in Vegas – the Main Event next year” said a teary-eyed, emotional Ross.
Official Final Table Results:
1st place: Adam Ross – $295,970 + 2019 GCC Seat
2nd place: Ryan Phan – $182,990
3rd place: Raveesh Asnani – $135,986
4th place: Bradley Mercer – $102,230
5th place: Andrew Kelsall – $77,736
6th place: Matthew Ernst – $59,802
7th place: Tyler Payne – $46,539
8th place: Charles Johnson – $36,636
9th place: Justin Adams – $29,181