NLH Four-Handed a Big Success
June 20, 2012
The NLH Four-Handed format made its debut as a bracelet event at the 2012 WSOP, attracting 750 players from 35 various countries. This variation is especially popular among short-handed specialists and has been made popular online as players look for new ways to play, but it is not for the meek, as the more aggressive players tend to come out on top in NLH Four-Handed.
That being said, the NLH Four-Handed world champion has been declared. Twenty-six-year-old Canadian Timothy Adams from Burlington, Ontario ended up as the last man standing in Event #28 for which he won a $392,476 share of the $1.7 million prize pool and his first WSOP bracelet.
Not only is Adams the first ever NLH Four-Handed Champion, he is also the third Canadian poker player to win a gold bracelet this year. Ashkan Razavi won Event #9: $1,500 NLH Re-Entry and the biggest prize purse yet of more than $780, while Simon Charette won Event #24: $3K NLH Six-Handed and $567K+ earlier in the series.
This is Adams’ fifth year participating in the WSOP, and it is obvious he is a seasoned pro.
He told WSOP.com after his bracelet win: “I mean, three days of four-handed poker is crazy, because most of the time you’re playing deep. So it’s like you’re playing a deep cash game, four-handed, for 12 hours a day. And I mean, yeah, I have a lot of experience playing short-handed. Like, that’s kind of what I specialize in online, playing three-handed, four-handed, five-handed, six-handed. So, not once did I really feel uncomfortable during the poker tournament. It’s an incredible tournament. Awesome. I mean, I hope the World Series of Poker has more four-handed tournaments, because I think everyone that I’ve spoke to had great things to say about it.”