For the first time since 2017, there will be a new champion of the WSOP $10,000 Dealer's Choice event, as Adam Friedman's reign has come to an end.
Friedman limped the button and Mike Matusow raised to 6,000 in the big blind. Friedman then moved all in with Matusow slightly covered and Matusow called off for a bit under 60,000.
The board came , bringing Matusow a full house, and leaving the three-time defending champion on fumes.
On the next hand, Friedman got his last 9,000 chips in on the button against Richard Bai in the big blind.
The brought Friedman second pair and a straight draw, but he was behind Bai's pair of queens, and there was no low possible for hope of a split pot.
The turn gave a second pair to Bai, and left Friedman with just the river to keep him alive.
The river brought no help to Friedman, and with that his nearly four-year reign as champion of the WSOP $10,000 Dealer's Choice came to an end, with applause and a hug from Matusow.