Adam Maxwell triumphed at the PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham Main Event on its return to the Dusk Till Dawn poker club and took home £98,150. The 27 years old Nottingham native, who competed against 582 others, prevailed to win and claim the award. The professional poker cash game player previously had just over $200,000 in earnings from live tournaments. It all took place at Dusk Till Dawn Nottingham, where he plays solely.
Maxwell was second in chips on Day 3, and he navigated the competition. He emerged victorious in the heads-up match against fellow professional Jonathan McCann. After Maxwell defeated McCann in a heads-up competition and won a large pot by catching McCann in a bluff with a busted flush draw, the two players came to an agreement. Maxwell received £81,010, while McCann received £74,500. The two have to compete against one another in order to win the remaining £17,140 and the trophy for the UKIPT Nottingham Main Event.
PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham Main Event winner’s Reaction
Following his victory, we met up with Adam Maxwell. His previous best score was a fourth-place result in a tournament with a buy-in of one thousand dollars at Dusk Till Dawn. It had earned him thirty thousand pounds. Maxwell’s response to a question regarding his significant victory was, “It feels very fantastic; it hasn’t completely sunk in yet.”
When questioned about his heads-up duel with Jonathan McCann, Maxwell responded, “It was a tough struggle, but I feel like the cards went my way.” (It was a rough battle, but I feel like the cards went my way.)
He claimed that he began playing the game in school home games before moving on to playing the game online on some of the best poker sites. He stated, “During my third year of college, I began playing real poker and earning real money with a greater level of seriousness.”
Maxwell said that he is a cash game player who is solely focused on no-limit hold’em. According to Maxwell, the bubble was an important stage in his tournament. It was because it was during this time that he began to accumulate a lot of chips. He eventually emerged as a player with a large stack.