PokerNews Reporter Adam Lamers Wins Big
Adam Lamers is no stranger to the inside of a poker room, nor is he a stranger to being around at the end of big poker tournaments. Usually, however, he's on the other side of the reporter's notepad. Lamers travels around the world reporting on some of the biggest tournaments for PokerNews, but this time, he was playing the hands instead of reporting on them.
During a break in his reporting schedule, Lamers decided to take a shot at the Alberta Poker Championship (APC) at Casino Yellowhead in Edmonton, Alberta. The Championship ran seven events including the $888 "Wicked Snowman" Main Event, and more than $100,000 was awarded in prizes before the Main Event even got underway.
Two day 1s for the Wicked Snowman event led to 246 entries combining for a prize pool of $188,829.50. Just 43 players made it through to the second day, and Lamers bagged a middling stack to end his Day 1B. His Day 2 went well, however, as he managed to chip up to the final table and the third stack of eight at the dinner break. Just a few hours later, he was sitting with all the chips. and the APC main event trophy.
Despite reporting on some of the biggest finishes in poker, this was Lamers first career win as a player. In fact, it was only his second recorded score on Hendon Mob, with the only other entry for sixth in a team event at a DeepStacks Tour stop in Edmonton last year. This win was worth $43,789, dwarfing that previous score.
The bankroll infusion might prompt Lamers to play more, and he'd certainly be a familiar face, albeit in a new role. Whether you play locally or internationally, Lamers is a familiar site behind the reporting pad or camera at poker tournaments. He was with PokerNews Canada in Winnipeg last year for the Fall PlayNow Poker Championship, and he's worked the World Series of Poker (WSOP) as well as several PokerStars events.
Next up for Lamers the reporter is a stint covering the World Cup of Cards at Playground Poker Club. Lamers the player plans to head down to Florida to play a WSOP Circuit event. There's no doubt he'll continue to be a familiar face in poker rooms around the world, but after this win, you might see him playing a different role.