Garrett Adelstein Bio, Net Worth, WSOP, Poker Tournaments

 Wonder how pro poker player Garrett Adelstein makes money? What has he been up to after Survivor: Cagayan? Read this article...

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Garrett Adelstein Bio, Net Worth, WSOP, Poker Tournaments

Wonder how pro poker player Garrett Adelstein makes money? What has he been up to after Survivor: Cagayan? Read this article to find out. If you’re among the millions of regular poker players inside and outside the United States, you’re likely familiar with Garrett Adelstein.

A Tucson, Arizona native, Adelstein is an American professional poker player whose forte is live, no limit hold 'em cash games. Known for his hostility in the “table”, Adelstein is not afraid to gamble in the face of high-stake bets-- endearing him to poker fans worldwide.

He coaches neophytes at Phil Galfond's poker academy as of 2014, the same year he appeared in CBS’ 28th Season of Survivor: Cagayan. Being a pro poker player failed to help him formulate a winning strategy, though, as he was the second player to be eliminated.

Adelstein used to create a content strategy for DeucesCracked website which charged $29.99 per month. He moved to become one of the coaches for Runitonce and in his bio says he offers $425/hour coaching fee. Based on his Hendon page, as of early 2018, Adelstein has earned over $171,894 in live poker tournaments, the latest cash-in being the $10K no-limit hold’em game during that period.

It is unclear how much Adelstein has won since 2018, as he has been a regular fixture in Live at the Bike-- which organizes and streams live poker games. Towards the latter half of 2018, he won $147K, one of the largest prizes in the competition’s history.

An ESPN article states the average earnings from few semi-retired poker players playing small limit games at $20,000-to-$30,000 annually. Those who earn a decent living in poker games take in an average of $50K-$100K per year, which is likely Adelstein’s income range.

Where Does He Spend His Money On? There is an indication that he purchased a high value property in Los Angeles, as Garrett left a five-star review of realtor Jennifer Stutland on her Facebook account in 2017. Garrett Adelstein Education Garrett was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona.

In high school, he edged over 500 other students to become the batch valedictorian at Mountain View High School. His excellent academic performance continued, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Honors at The University of Arizona, where he double- majored in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

Garrett Adelstein Personal Life, Girlfriend Garrett's mother is Renee, a former nurse. He has two sisters, Shayna and Rachael, the latter being the principal of Caliber: Changemakers Academy. Garrett does not share details about his personal life which makes it difficult to determine his current relationship status.

He doesn’t appear to have a girlfriend and it is unknown if he is seeing anyone. How did Garrett get into Poker? He stated in a 2014 interview that he fell in love with poker way back in high school. He remembers the 2003 ESPN feature on World Series of POker (WSOP) won by Chris Moneymaker. Winning the $2.5 million, the aptly-named Moneymaker shot to poker superstardom from being an unknown.

Garrett started watching Poker After Dark daily when he was 18yo, in 2004, following the “Moneymaker effect”. The next year, he started playing high stakes short handed cash games professionally, according to the Run It Once website.

With time, Garrett shifted to heads-up play and later, started focusing on live cash games. Garrett Adelstein Live Poker Tournaments In 2017, Garrett began his regular appearances on live poker games such as Live at the Bike hosted in The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in California and and on the reboot of Poker After Dark- a game that he used to watch daily as a teenager.

He coolered poker player Matt Berkey for $459,000 in the November 2017 airing of Poker After Dark.They both went all-in but neither won. Adelstein made a second appearance in the Poker After Dark episode Dead Money. Garrett Adelstein in Online Poker History In 2019, a Live at the Bike poker game made history by raising a $1 million pot-- the highest ever in online poker history.

The game had 7 players, including Adelstein and Berkey, and the remaining five detailed by the Los Angeles Times as: “Prahlad Friedman, a fixture of ESPN’s poker coverage in the 2000s; Art Papazyan, the reigning World Poker Tour player of the year; Nick Vertucci, an Orange County real estate investor who played often on the stream; Andy Tsai, another regular; and Ralph Wong, a former basketball analyst turned cryptocurrency investor.

Garrett Adelstein and Doug Polk tiff In an unfortunate incident, pro poker player Doug Polk went to social media to air his dismay over the other players whom he said canceled their appearances on “Live at the Bike” livestream at the last minute.

The game was initially a $100/$200/$400 no-limit hold’em cash game with a $500 big-blind ante. After few of the players did not show up, the game format was changed to PLO format with lower stakes. According to, the first major difference you'll instantly be aware of when playing PLO poker instead of hold'em is that each player is dealt exactly four hole cards instead of two.

However, players don't use all four hole cards to make a hand because they can only use two of them. Garrett Adelstein, who was one of the “no-show” players denied flaking out and explained in a twitter exchange why he was not able to make it.

Polk, who has a YouTube channel, ended the tension by saying he understood. Polk has since analyzed several online poker games and has featured Adelstein, so there’s no bad blood between the two.

Garrett Adelstein on Joe Ingram Interview

The poker pro has not been involved in major scandals.

While very little is known about his personal life, Adelstein candidly discussed his struggles with depression on Joe Ingram’s podcast. Adelstein said he had been fighting with depression for a long time, and battled it until his 30s.

He mentioned not going out of the bed for weeks, even months when bouts of depression hit him. He says most depressed people are perfectionists and overachievers. In recent years, though, he has made some major mindset changes for his well-being.

Garrett owes his improving mental state to his therapist, who has taught him about emotional resilience and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Garrett Adelstein on Survivor Garrett was apparently selected and did not apply to be part of the 28th Season of Survivor.

He explained he joined for self-growth and to win enough money to impress L.A girls. To prepare, he watched and analyzed the game strategies of various top contenders in several seasons. A member of the Brains tribe (the others being Brawn and Beauty), he saw a Hidden Immunity Idol but decided not to bring it to Tribal Council, where he was eventually voted off the island.

Apart from being the second person sent home for the said season, he was also the second poker player after Jean-Robert Bellande, to appear on the show. In an interview, he said his stint was “embarrassing in a lot of different ways”.

He picked Kim Spradlin as the greatest Survivor contestant, for dominating season 22 despite Boston Rob, who had participated in the show three times. What is Garrett Adelstein up to now? Garrett’s Facebook account indicates his philanthropy, being active in Big Brother, Big Sister Foundation, and matching the $7.6K raised by the non profit from a donation drive.

He also launched his fundraising page for the organization, which as of this writing has been able to raise $16K.