Jean-Luc Adam Wins First Planet Series of Poker Bracelet In The $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Seniors

Jean-Luc Adam Wins First Globe Series of Poker Bracelet In The $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Seniors

Jean-Luc Adam won the $1,000 super seniors no-limit hold’em event at the 2021 Planet Series of Poker to earn $255,623 and his first WSOP bracelet.

He defeated a field of 1,893 entries, all of whom were above the age of 60, and defeated Eugene Salomon heads-up to win the title and by far the biggest score of his career.

“I’m dreaming. It is very strange, a strange sensation,” Adam told WSOP reside reporters right after the victory. “I felt good for all of the tournament, and I felt really relaxed. I never ever consider about first spot, but only play every hand. It’s a extremely nice moment. It is a quite strange sensation for me because I do not realize that it is a planet championship.”

The 69-year-old is a native of France but relocated to the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin a number of years ago. His other two tournament victories came in WSOP Circuit events on the island. He took down the $365 no-limit hold’em bounty at the Circuit series in 2016 and the $400 no-limit hold’em monster stack at the very same series 3 years later.

His son, Cedric, also won a ring in the 2019 WSOP Circuit series in Saint Martin in the series’ $1,700 no-limit hold’em primary event.

The third and final day of the event started with 65 players vying for the title. It took about ten hours to trim the field down to the unofficial final table of 10 players. But when they combined to one table, it was the leading two finishers at the prime of the chip counts, With Salomon holding a slight advantage more than Adam for the chip lead.

Adam eliminated David Slaughter in 10th when he spiked a two-outer with 2Spade SuittwoClub Suit against Slaugher’s fiveSpade SuitfiveHeart Suit to move into an crucial tie with Salomon for the chip lead.

Salomon won a flip with AHeart Suit9Heart Suit against Gary Pagel’s fourSpade SuitfourHeart Suit, which eliminated Pagel in ninth and extended the gap in between the bottom six and the best two chip counts.

Reginald Powell hit the rail in eighth and was 1 of just two knockouts that didn’t involve Salomon or Adam. Powell was all in preflop with AHeart SuitKClub Suit against Alex Katsman’s JSpade SuitJClub Suit. The ASpade SuitQSpade Suit5Spade SuitKSpade SuitQClub Suit runout gave Powell leading two pair, but Katsman turned a flush to win the pot.

Girish Apte was out just a few hands later when he busted with A-J to Bill Stabler’s A-K. The board didn’t improve either player and Stabler scooped the pot with A-K higher.

The rest of the final table was dominated by the best two stacks en route to a very short heads-up battle.

Joseph Richards 3-bet shoved all in preflop with 7Spade Suit7Diamond Suit and ran into Adam’s QClub SuitQDiamond Suit. Adam faded the two-outer and sent Richards home in sixth for $50,559.

Right after a ten-minute break, Katsman was all in with 8Club Suit8Diamond Suit against Salomon’s AHeart Suit9Heart Suit. The eventual runner-up rivered an ace-higher flush to drag the pot.

Adam then eliminated Stabler in fourth and knocked out Scott Sukstorf in third to take a roughly 2-to-1 chip lead into heads-up play against Salomon.

The heads-up match didn’t final much more than a couple of hands right after Adam picked off a bluff from Salomon. Salomon raised on the button and Adam defended the massive blind. On a flop of JHeart Suit7Club SuitfiveSpade Suit, Adam verify-referred to as a bet from Salomon and check-referred to as a shove on the fourSpade Suit turn.

Adam showed JSpade Suit7Diamond Suit and was in the lead against Salomon’s 10Heart Suit9Heart Suit. Salomon needed to spike an eight to make the nut straight and stay alive, but the AClub Suit came on the river to give Adam the pot, the very first-spot money and the bracelet.

Final Table Results:

Place Player Earnings
1 Jean-Luc Adam $255,623
two Eugene Salomon $157,986
three Scott Sukstorf $117,181
4 Bill Stabler $87,722
five Alex Katsman $66,284
six Joseph Richards $50,559
7 Girish Apte $38,932
8 Reg Powell $30,569
9 Gary Pagel $23,762

Photo Credit: WSOP/Melissa Haereiti