First WSOP victory for Jean-Luc Adam

3 November 2021

On the third and final day of the 2021 World Series of Poker Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em, a champion was crowned as Jean-Luc Adam defeated Eugene Salomon in heads-up play for $255,623. The event attracted 1,893 super seniors to create a prize pool of $1,685,660, with the majority of that money awarded to the remaining players today. There were 283 players who cashed and 65 of them returned today looking for gold, but only Adam was able to bring the bracelet home.

The 69-year-old Adam is from France and currently lives and works in Saint Martin, an island in the Caribbean. In 2019, he won his first WSOP Circuit ring from an event in Saint Martin where he took home the first-place prize of $10,500, although that pales in comparison to what he will be taking home today.

"I'm dreaming. It's very strange, a strange sensation," said Adam. "I felt good for all of the tournament and I felt very relaxed… I never think about first place, but only play every hand. It's a very nice moment… I like to play for pleasure. I like to have emotion. It's a very strange sensation for me because I don't realize that it's a world championship. It's very unbelievable, I don't understand now. It's too soon, I just finished the tournament. I can't realize exactly everything now."

"I am thinking first to my family. The most important thing to me is my family. My wife, my daughter, and my son… My son plays poker well. Very well. He taught me."

His son, Cedric Adam, won his own WSOP circuit ring in Saint Martin less than one week after his father did back in March 2019.

"My family is the most important in my life. I have a very nice family and of course, I am thinking first of them. It's very, very nice. A very nice sensation… I am so happy!"

There were 65 players who returned to the felt today and that number started to drop at a brisk pace. About five hours into the day, only 27 players remained on three tables and from there, it was only an hour or so until 18 players remained on two tables.

Fourteen players made it to dinner break, although they still returned hungry for the bracelet. About an hour after dinner, ten players converged on a single final table, all looking to satiate their appetite for gold.

At the unofficial final table of ten, Day 2 chip leader David Slaughter was the first to go after getting pocket fives in against the pocket deuces of Adam. A deuce appeared on the flop to send him home. It was Gary Pagel who followed that exit when he lost a flip to Solomon.

After a short break, Scott Sukstorf made "the hardest call he made in the whole tournament", and doubled through Reginald Powell. That left Powell short and he was the next one to go in eighth. Girish Apte hit the rail next when running ace-jack into ace-king, and that left six players with a stack.

Joseph Richards found his way to the payout desk next after getting sevens in against Adam's ladies, and Alex Katsman, who started the day with a short stack and spun it up, saw his run come to an end when flipping against Solomon and getting beat on the river.

Bill Stabler was the next player to wave goodbye in fourth, and Scott Sukstorf got his chips in against Adam's cowboys and couldn't find the ace he was looking for. That set up a heads-up showdown between Adam and Solomon, with Adam holding a chip lead of about two times that of Solomon.

Both players had a decent amount of blinds, but it didn't take long for all the chips to get in. Adam called Solomon's shove on the turn after Adam flopped two pair, and Solomon was only live to a gutshot straight draw. The river was a blank, and Adam was officially a World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

Final Table Results
1 Jean-Luc Adam France $255,623
2 Eugene Salomon United States $157,986
3 Scott Sukstorf United States $117,181
4 Bill Stabler United States $87,722
5 Alex Katsman United States $66,284
6 Joseph Richards United States $50,559
7 Girish Apte United States $38,932
8 Reginald Powell United States $30,269
9 Gary Pagel United States $23,762

(Article courtesy of World Series of Poker)

Related Links
World Series of Poker Gaming Vendor Information
Ranked Online Poker Rooms

Featured Vendors
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
Kallop
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
The largest gathering of global, commercial and tribal gaming professionals in North America.
Kallop
Reward every play like a VIP with exclusive luxury brands at affordable prices.
Casino City Press
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference
Casino City Press
A leading publisher and distributor of casino and gaming business data and market research reports.
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) Conference
The biggest little show in Indian gaming! Save the date: Aug 9-11, 2022 in Tulsa!
Casino Schedule Ease
TDN Money Systems
Casino Schedule Ease
Get a 90-Day Free Trial of 100% contactless, customizable table game & full casino scheduling
TDN Money Systems
Cage, cash/chip handling experts representing CountR, ARCA, AccuCASH, Fujitsu & NCR
Plastic Card ID
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Plastic Card ID
The World’s Lowest Prices on Printed Plastic Cards and Card Printers!
Rymax Marketing Services, Inc.
Leader in creating award winning player & employee loyalty programs & events proven to increase ROI
Broadband Hospitality
AmericanChecked
Broadband Hospitality
Improve these critical guest-facing amenities: In-room TV, Wi-Fi, Mobile App. Priced right. All here
AmericanChecked
Background checks for the gaming industry with key & non-key packages & fingerprinting solutions
TribalHub
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
TribalHub
23rd Annual TribalNet Conference Sept 12-15, 2022 Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, NV
Sunkist Graphics, Inc.
Specializing in the creation of best-of-breed gaming graphics - slot glass, sign faces, and more
Talisman Group Creators of EZ Baccarat
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Talisman Group Creators of EZ Baccarat
With over 800 tables in 150+ casinos, EZ Baccarat is the number one brand in baccarat.
Betson Imperial Parts & Service
Your one stop shop for all your gaming and OEM needs!
Imagine This
Casino Network
Imagine This
Imagine This #1 Source for Player Gifts. Over $50 million in stock ready to ship! Let us serve you!
Casino Network
20+ years experience selling refurbished slot machines, parts & glass for all major brands
.Dot-iGaming.com
TOP ONE TECH LIMITED
.Dot-iGaming.com
Fully loaded advanced casino platform. One time (low) fee, 100% your property, start now!
TOP ONE TECH LIMITED
GLOBAL TOUCH SOLUTION PARTNER OF CHOICE,10+ years OEM manufacturing,100+ thousand units application


Your Guide to 15,524 Gaming Industry Suppliers