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
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 , leading Teasdale's . However, Teasdale made Broadway when the board rolled out .
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 put most of his stack on the line. Overton was trailing with , but the flop gave him a flush draw to go with his live cards, and sure enough the hit the turn to pair Overton's hand. Down to five outs, Teasdale spiked the 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 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 and held a commanding lead against the of Grimes. The turn gave Grimes a flush draw, but the 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 into Teasdale's . 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 in the big blind and called all in for his tournament life, too. Rios led with , while Teasdale looked to come from behind with . However, the board ran out 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 flop which Woelfel bet 380,000 at. Teasdale called to see the 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 , in fact leading Woelfel's . The 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.