Thursday, September 28, 2017 3:10 PM Local Time
Kyle Adams Wins First Ring and $11,844
PLO cash game grinder binks a Circuit win and the top payout in Event #7
Kyle Adams came to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood to play the pot-limit Omaha cash games. He’ll leave with a gold ring and a tournament payout of nearly $12,000.
Adams, 31, won the $365 no-limit hold’em event on Thursday, collecting his first ring and the event’s top prize.
The champ was born and raised in Chicago, and he still calls the Windy City home. He quit his job as a tile setter six or seven years ago, and he’s been a professional PLO player since. Adams’ face does pop up in a tournament field every now and then, though.
“I go to a lot of the stops, and I’ll play one or two tournaments,” he said. “But I’m mostly here for the cash games.”
This freeze-out was Adams’ second tournament of the trip, and he late registered immediately after finishing in 12th place in the PLO event. He lost two thirds of his stack on the very first hand — that’ll happen when you play pots against Ari Engel — but he clearly made the most of his remainder.
Adams has been playing poker since he was a kid, introduced to the game by his grandparents. Despite devoting limited time to tournaments, his results are starting to add up. This most recent score moves Adams across the $100,000 mark in career earnings.
Horseshoe Hammond may be his home casino, but Adams had plenty of good things to say about his visits to Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, too. “This is my seventh, eighth, ninth time here,” he said. “I love it. It’s South Florida. I have family and friends here, too. It’s always fun.”