David Lambard, Adam Friedman Latest WSOP Bracelet Winners

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David Lambard has won the $3000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Victor, Adam Friedman won the $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed.  Both walk away with bracelets and lots of cash.

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Huntington Beach, California's David Lambard is the latest gold bracelet winner at the 2019 World Series of Poker, having taken down Event #36 at the WSOP, $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. Along with his first bracelet victory, Lambard earned $207,193 for the triumph.

Lambard, 44, outlasted the other nine players in the Event #36 finale, which as per the event's format saw each of the ten finalists begin Day 3 with approximately even stacks. Among the finalists were prominent pros Justin Bonomo and Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger, though Bonomo was the first player to bust while Lichtenberger finished in fourth.

Lambard had previously logged one prior six-digit WSOP payday, that being a runner-up finish in a 2018 Circuit main event in Los Angeles. This cash is nearly twice as large as that prior lifetime best.

Final-Table Payouts:

1st: David Lambard, $207,193
2nd: Johan Guilbert, $128,042
3rd: Weiyi Zhang, $92,625
4th: Andrew Lichtenberger, $67,706
5th: Jan Lakota, $50,016
6th: Ben Farrell, $37,342
7th: Alexandru Papazian, $28,182
8th: Adrien Delmas, $21,501
9th: Martin Zamani, $16,586
10th: Justin Bonomo, $12,937

Adam Friedman has successfully defended his title in one of the WSOP events most resepcted by veteran poker players, $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed. Friedman's repeat win, coming in Event #35 of this summer's World Series of Poker, was worth $312,417 and brought him the third WSOP gold bracelet of his gold career.

The big payday moved Friedman's career WSOP winnings to $1,801,773. Friedman, 37, of Gahanna, Ohio, has logged 31 total WSOP and Circuit cashes, with this being the single largest cash.

Friedman arrived at the fourth and final day of this event in second place behind eventual runner-up Shaun Deeb, who was looking for his own fifth career WSOP bracelet. Friedman had pulled ahead by a 3:2 margin by the time he and Deeb began heads-up play, then closed out the repeat win.

Deeb, the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year and a veteran pro now living in Las Vegas, earned second-place money of $193,090. That pushed Deeb's career WSOP winnings north of $4.5 million.

When asked how the repeat win in this event compared to his triumph in 2018, Friedman said, “This year definitely means more. Definitely the second best poker accomplishment I've ever had, being able to repeat in what I believe is the most difficult of the $10K's to play.

“I still think the $10K H.O.R.S.E. Is the crown jewel of the $10K's at the World Series, just because it's the one people play in the most. [But] this is unquestionably the most difficult of the $10K events. You've got to be able to play all 20 games and the ones that you're not experienced in, you have to have basic card [sense]."

Final-Table Payouts:

1st: Adam Friedman, $312,417
2nd: Shaun Deeb, $193,090
3rd: Matt Glantz, $139,126
4th: David Moskowitz, $100,440
5th: Michael McKenna, $72,653
6th: Nick Schulman, $52,656