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So, poker player Adam Hendrix of Anchorage is enjoying his – ka-ching! – summer

by | Jul 16, 2022 | Cover Story, Poker

Adam Hendrix

In a 40-day span from early June to mid-July, pro poker player Adam Hendrix of Anchorage has cashed in 16 different events to earn nearly $580,000.

How’s your summer going?

Hendrix’s latest big haul came Friday at the 53rd annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, where he finished fourth among 756 players in the $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold ‘em 8-Handed event to collect $211,295.

Hendrix’s finish marked the 13th time he has cashed in this WSOP and his eighth career Top 10 at the WSOP, and his third WSOP Top 10 this summer. In all, he owns about 70 career cashes in WSOP and WSOP circuit events since he quit his job as a software engineer to become a full-time poker player in 2017.

His 13 cashes in the most prestigious tournament in the game have earned him $316,888 this summer. In addition, he has cashed in three other Vegas tournaments, including his win in a field of 1,446 at the Wynn Summer Classic’s $1,600 No-Limit event to pocket $257,885. That marked Hendrix’s fifth career victory.

According to cardplayer.com, Hendrix has generated career earnings of nearly $3.6 million. He currently sits 13th in the cardplayer.com Player of the Year standings.

The WSOP, which started May 31 and wraps on Wednesday, features 102 different events.

Fifty Alaskans have cashed at this WSOP for a total of 75 finishes in the money.

Hendrix owns the four most lucrative finishes by an Alaskan in this WSOP with cashes worth, respectively, $211K, 31K, 26K and 26K.

  • 53RD Annual World Series of Poker
    Alaskans who have finished in the money
    (Name, hometown, event, place, earnings)
  • Adam Hendrix, Anchorage. Event 21 – 35) $31,033. Online Event 1 – 8) $26,160. Online Event 4 – 122) $1,426. Event 11 – 611) $1,050. Online Event 5 – 53) $2,628. Event 64 – 294) $1,051. Event 68 – 783) $1,900. Online Event 7 – 284) $876. Event 74 – 166) $1,645. Event 76 – 18) $8,863. Event 77 – 151) $2,625. Online Event 10 – 8) 26,336. Event 81 – 4) $211,295. Total 2022 WSOP winnings — $316,888.
  • Edward House, Soldotna. Event 68 – 62) $14,130.
  • Michael Kinney, Big Lake. Event 47 – 69) $10,324.
  • Jacob Thibodeau, Juneau. Event 21 – 366) $4,483. Event 34 – 210) $2,632. Event 41 – 307) $1.061. Event 64 – 176) $1,502. Total 2022 WSOP winnings — $9,678.
  • Sean Greendugh, Anchorage. Event 5 – 866) $1,720. Event 37 – 306) $5,816. Event 57 – 398) $1,293. Total 2022 WSOP winnings — $8,829.
  • Jeremy Hamey, Juneau. Event 41 – 28) $5,696. Event 51 – 708) $1,100. Event 68 – 1,328) $1,326. Total 2022 WSOP winnings — $.8,122.
  • Mary Bellenir, Anchorage. Online Event 2 – 12) $7,992.
  • Patrick Ronan, Girdwood. Event 5 – 1,606) $1,125. Event 59 – 95) $3,157. Event 66 – 457) $2,361. Total 2022 WSOP winnings — $7,124.
  • John Leman, Anchorage. Event 21 – 232) $5,742.
  • David Jones, Sterling. Event 43 – 448) $1,011. Event 47 – 225) $4,112. Total 2022 WSOP winnings — $5,113.
  • John Zipperer, Wasilla. Event 49 – 135) $4,335. Event 51 – 1,891) $640. Total 2022 WSOP winnings — $4,975.
  • Christopher Hough, Soldotna. Event 37 – 496) $4,172.
  • Daryl Hoselscher, Bethel. Event 68 – 337) $3,990.
  • Cheryl Brant, Anchorage. Event 66 – 260) $3,634.
  • David McGivney, Juneau. Event 7 – 88) $3,339.
  • Prasad Dobbins, Anchorage. Event 66 – 272) $3,222.
  • Troy Murdough, Girdwood. Event 36 – 42) $3,026.
  • Joey Padron, no city reported. Event 66 – 321) $2,881.
  • Mario Fata, Juneau. Event 51 – 437) $1,640. Event 68 – 1,651) $1,161. Total 2022 WSOP winnings — $2,801.
  • Robert Hall, Wasilla. Event 75 – 216) $2,800.
  • Alice Jung, Napakiak. Event 5 – 824) $2,641.
  • Jeremiah Keeney, Fairbanks. Event 9 – 35) $2,641.
  • Sterling Lopez, Anchorage. Event 58 – 157) $2,629.
  • Matthew Pagels, Anchorage. Event 21 – 772) $2,625.
  • Koma Fenton, Fairbanks. Event 37 – 854) $2,625.
  • James Farrington, Anchorage. Event 11 – 810) $960. Event 43 – 492) $876. Event 51 – 1,152) $840. Total 2022 WSOP winnings — $2,616.
  • Herman Meiners, Anchorage. Event 5 – 516) $2,610.
  • Matthew Letzring, Soldotna. Event 68 – 554) $2,500.
  • Jeffrey Leonard, Anchorage. Event 47 – 659) $2,000.
  • Sam Butcher, Anchorage. Event 5 – 749) $1,985.
  • Richele Johnson, Anchorage. Event 66 – 617) $1,752.
  • Kaye Knight, Anchorage, Event 66 – 693) $1,752.
  • William Dill, Anchorage. Event 59 – 297) $1,751.
  • Carol Harmon, Seward. Event 47 – 847) $1,750.
  • Geraldine Delara, Anchorage. Event 11 – 321) $1,669.
  • David Newberry, Anchorage. Event 68 – 992) $1,672.
  • Roxann Andersen, Anchorage. Event 66 – 822) $1,602.
  • Boyd Knudsen, Nikiski. Event 59 – 362) $1,601.
  • Jason Cevasco, Fairbanks. Event 57 – 282) $1,539.
  • William Godley, Fairbanks. Event 5 – 1,117) $1,523.
  • Jason Baer, Anchorage. Event 55 – 52) $1,491
  • Raymond Baker, Anchorage. Event 51 – 126) $1,460.
  • James French, Anchorage. Event 68 – 1,518) $1,161.
  • Young Ji, Anchorage. Event 64 – 346) $1,051.
  • Todd Julich, Wasilla. Event 51 – 781) $1,020.
  • Saliu Nazim, Bethel. Event 5 – 2,005) $877.
  • Teddie Blue, Anchorage. Event 51 — $840.
  • Paul Williams, Eagle River. Event 5 – 2,605) $801.
  • Robert Sun, Anchorage. Event 51 – 1,675) $700.
  • Matthew Pagels, Anchorage. Event 51 – 1,891) $640.

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