Adrian Buckley Takes WSOP Millionaire Maker
Yet another poker millionaire was created at the WSOP 2015 as the electrical engineer Adrian Buckley took down the 2015 Millionaire Maker Championship. Beating a huge field of 7,275 players in what was the 6th largest ever live poker tournament the 27 year old from Dacono Colorado notched up his first ever World Series of Poker win, and what a win it was.
Buckley will take home a staggering $1,277,193 and of course the coveted WSOP Bracelet in what was his first ever WSOP cash and first ever final table and as soon as it was all over he stated that, “This is one hundred percent surreal, this has been a crazy few days. It was the run of the century.”
The Millionaire Maker was a $1,500 buy in, and as expected attracted a huge amount of players, both recreational and professional, and as the tourney kicked off you wouldn’t have given Buckley much of a chance of success at all. Over the course of the 5 days he never really looked like making the last day, never mind the final table, and on day 3 was in fact down to 6 blinds worth of chips remaining. He managed to scrape through and even on the final day he had at one stage just the 10 big blinds left, but again he managed to hang on in there.
He managed to play his way through the final day and onto the final table on which sat no less than 4 WSOP bracelet winners, with Eric Lindgren, Mike Sexton, Justin Pechie and David Miscikowski all aiming for the million dollar prize. It was however those 4 bracelet winners that all fell first, all going to the rails in quick succession, while Buckley slowly started to make some ground.
Eventually we were down to 3 handed play with Buckley, Oliver Busquet and Javier Zarco and when Busquet dropped out in 3rd it was heads up. Buckley and Zarco exchanged the chip lead a few times however Buckley held on for a massive win when all in with A,K and on the last hand as his pair of 10’s held their own against the 6’s of Zarco, the cash, the bracelet and the glory were all Buckley’s to enjoy.