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Tales From The Table: Anchorage’s Adam Hendrix bags 4th place for $125,000 in World Series of Poker event

by | Jun 16, 2024 | Cover Story, Poker

Adam Hendrix has been Alaska’s most prosperous poker player for years now, and he continued his roll Saturday, when he finished fourth in a World Series of Poker event in Las Vegas to pocket $125,074.

Hendrix, of Anchorage, made it to the final table of nine players before he was eliminated in the $800 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Deepstack event that began with 4,278 entries.

Saturday marked the sixth time Hendrix has cashed at the 2024 WSOP. Those six cashes have earned him $178K in winnings. Add the $160K or so he won in a “bounty’’ event and he’s hauled in $338K at this WSOP.

From the 2021 WSOP to this WSOP, Hendrix has cashed 40 times for about $1,500,000. His career earnings, in live events and online events, tops $7.5 million.

Hendrix’s fourth place Saturday tied for his career second-highest finish in a WSOP event. In 2017, the year he quit his job as a software engineer to devote himself to poker full-time, he finished second in a Pot-Limit Omaha event at the WSOP.

Until Hendrix’s cash Saturday, Sterling Lopez of Anchorage owned the highest, most lucrative finish this year. Lopez finished 10th in the $10,000 PLO Hi-Lo 8 or Better to earn $34,847. He has cashed twice at this WSOP for $38,950.

Mario Fata of Juneau has cashed three times at this WSOP for $7,658.

The WSOP is the biggest, most lucrative event in poker and runs for nearly two months, culminating with the Main Event, a No-Limit tournament that is considered the most prestigious title in poker.

Each WSOP event champion earns the bracelet coveted by poker players. Hendrix is still seeking his first bracelet, but earlier this year won a ring that goes to the winner of a WSOP circuit event.

2024 World Series of Poker (55th annual)

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Event, (Number of Entries), Place, Name, Hometown, Prize Money

Alaskans who have cashed

Event 2, $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’Em (1,189 entries)

15) Ramon Espejo, Anchorage, $3,215.

Event 3, $500 WSOP Kickoff No-Limit Freezeout (3,485 entries)

152) Juanito Cunanan, Jr., $1,483.

Event 5, $1,000 Mystery Millions No-Limit (18,409 entries)

30) Adam Hendrix, Anchorage, $29,660

63) Charles Lawson, Anchorage, $13,680.

283) Daniel Webb, North Pole, $5,170.

963) George Rawls, Anchorage, $3,957.

1,150) Arik Zaguri, Ketchikan, $1,976.

1,876) Jerry Thompson, Anchorage, $1,320.

2,012) Mario Fata, Juneau, $1,319.

2,084) Edward House, Soldotna, $1,319.

2,189) David McGivney, Juneau, $1,319.

2,334) Esther Smith, Anchorage, $1,319.

2,404) Richele Whorton, Anchorage, $1,319.

Event 14, $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Freezeout (2,639 entries)

26) Sarah Strand, Anchorage, $7,671.

279) Charles Lawson, Anchorage, $1,321.

281) Paul Williams, Eagle River, $1,321.

345) Mario Fata, Juneau, $1,321.

Event 15, $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (1,277 entries)

31) Frank Rowcroft-Ivy, Anchorage, $8,824.

69) Sterling Lopez, Anchorage, $4,103.

Event 16 — $5,000 No-Limit (660 entries)

53) Adam Hendrix, Anchorage, $13,445.

Online Event 1, 55th Annual Kickoff (1,544 entries)

12) Adam Hendrix, Anchorage, $7,874.

132) Jacob Thibodeau, Juneau, $1,312.

Event 17, $800 No-Limit Deepstack (4,372 entries)

433) Jordan Ramirez, Anchorage, $1,682.

486) Julio Venegas, Alaska (no hometown listed), $1,602.

619) Kevin Collins, Anchorage, $1,602.

Event 18, $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha (1,469 entries)

70) Andrejs Prost, Anchorage, $4,498.

Event 24, $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (259 entries)

10)Sterling Lopez, Anchorage, $34,847.

Event 28, $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit (2,317 entries)

83) Mario Fata, Juneau, $5,018.

Event 30, $600 Mixed No-Limit/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstrack (3,351 entries)

278) Adam Hendrix, Anchorage, $1,262.

Event 33, $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (2,402 entries)

282) Taylor Bickford, Anchorage, $1,200.

Event 36, $800 No-Limit Deepstack (4,278 entries)

4) Adam Hendrix, Anchorage, $125,074.

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