Adam Teasdale Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Resort Atlantic City Main Event

Adam Teasdale

The 2012-12 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Main Event kicked off on Saturday with 616 entries. Only 26 players made it to Monday's Day 3 where a champion would emerge. When the smoke cleared, Adam Teasdale was the sole survivor, outlasting the field for a $194,040 payday.

Final Table Results

1Adam Teasdale$194,040
2Wade Woelfel$120,018
3Pete Rios$87,762
4Sung Kim$65,124
5Terry Grimes$49,000
6Aaron Overton$37,376
7Barry Leventhal$28,903
8Ed Modlin$22,656
9Trevor Deeter$18,000

Teasdale began the day on top of the counts, but took a back seat to the flurry of action that took place. His chip lead was gone, but with 19 players remaining he scored a huge elimination to retake it. From the cutoff, Teasdale opened to 35,000 at 8,000/16,000/2,000. Travell Thomas re-raised to 100,000 from the small blind, only to see Teasdale four-bet to 280,000. Thomas five-bet all in and received a quick call from Teasdale, who did not have Thomas covered by much. Thomas tabled {k-Clubs}{K-Hearts}, leading Teasdale's {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. However, Teasdale made Broadway when the board rolled out {J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}.

When the final table was reached, Teasdale was fifth in chips and laid low until clashing in a pot with Aaron Overton. The blinds and antes were at the 20,000/40,000/5,000 level when action had folded to Overton in the small blind. He raised to 110,000, which led to a Teasdale re-raise to 285,000. After a few moments, Overton four-bet all in for 1.45 million. A call from Teasdale with {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs} put most of his stack on the line. Overton was trailing with {10-Spades}{4-Spades}, but the {9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop gave him a flush draw to go with his live cards, and sure enough the {10-Diamonds} hit the turn to pair Overton's hand. Down to five outs, Teasdale spiked the {A-Hearts} river card to win the hand and eliminate Overton in sixth place.

Play was five-handed for about two hours before Teasdale eliminated Terry Grimes in a massive 100+ big-blind pot. Now at the 30,000/60,000/10,000 level, Grimes raised to 125,000 from the hijack. Teasdale called out of the big blind to see a {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop where he opted to lead out for 140,000. Grimes, as he had done often throughout the day, re-raised all in for a huge amount, roughly 2.45 million. Teasdale called instantly with {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} and held a commanding lead against the {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} of Grimes. The {3-Diamonds} turn gave Grimes a flush draw, but the {7-Clubs} river meant Teasdale was in control of more than half the chips in play with four players remaining.

Sung Kim fell a few minutes later at the hands of Teasdale after running {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} into Teasdale's {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}. A queen on the turn locked up the pot for Teasdale, who found himself with a chance to win the tournament early during three-handed play. Pete Rios went all in on the button for about 1 million and Teasdale attempted to isolate with a shove of his own from the small blind. Wade Woelfel, though, woke up with {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} in the big blind and called all in for his tournament life, too. Rios led with {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}, while Teasdale looked to come from behind with {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. However, the board ran out {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}{6-Diamonds} to pair Woelfel and eliminate Rios.

Woelfel began heads-up play with a 6,505,000 to 5,810,000 lead over his opponent, but Teasdale took the lead quickly after the duel began and never relinquished it from that point forward. It would take a little less than two hours, but Teasdale sealed the deal in spectacular fashion at 40,000/80,000/10,000. He opened to 170,000 on the button and Woelfel responded with a three-bet to 410,000 from the big blind. A call from Teasdale landed a {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop which Woelfel bet 380,000 at. Teasdale called to see the {4-Spades} turn and Woelfel checked it to Teasdale who fired 460,000. After three minutes in the tank, Woelfel re-raised all in for 3.64 million. Teasdale spent a good five minutes of his own in the tank before talking himself into a call with {9-Spades}{4-Hearts}, in fact leading Woelfel's {A-Spades}{5-Hearts}. The {Q-Clubs} river ended it, giving Teasdale the victory.

Congratulations to Adam Teasdale, who in addition to the first-place prize and ring, gains an entry into the $1 Million WSOP National Championship in May 2013!

The next WSOP Circuit Main Event is at Harrah's Rincon and we'll be there as the next circuit Main Event Champion is crowned.

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