After some time off in July and August following a strong performance at the annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Anchorage pro Adam Hendrix has returned to the land of chips and a chair.
Hendrix made his first World Poker Tour final table and finished sixth in the 2022 Legends of Poker event that attracted 642 players in Bell Gardens, Calif., to earn $119,000.
Hendrix pushed all in before the river, the final card in a hand, and needed the queen of diamonds to complete a royal flush. But the 3 of clubs came on the river to give Matthew Wantman the hand with a set of 4s – that’s three 4s – and eliminate Hendrix.
Even so, Hendrix continued the best season of his career after turning pro five years ago. The website cardplayer.com reported Hendrix’s winnings Thursday pushed his 2022 earnings past $1 million.
In August, Hendrix won nearly $15,000 in four tournaments, mostly in California.
At the WSOP, he easily led all Alaskans in the number of cash finishes (14) and in total winnings ($317,926). He racked three Top-10 finishes and 24th in the WSOP Player of the Year standings.
Hendrix currently sits ninth in the cardplayer.com Player of the Year standings. That website reports his career recorded earnings at $3.71 million. Another database, thehendonmob.com, reports his career live earnings – that’s traditional in-person games, as opposed to online games – at nearly $3.6 million.
In any event, Hendrix seems a solid bet to make his mortgage payment.