Adam Hendrix

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 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 Player of the Year standings. That website reports his career recorded earnings at $3.71 million. Another database,, 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.

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