Garrett Adelstein

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Garrett Adelstein
ResidenceSanta Monica, California
Born (1986-05-16) May 16, 1986 (age 33)
Tucson, Arizona
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)3
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
143rd, 2016
Information accurate as of 3 December 2017.

Garrett Adelstein (born May 16, 1986) is an American professional poker player from Tucson, Arizona who focuses on live no limit hold 'em cash games. He appeared on Survivor: Cagayan where he was the second player voted off.[1]

Poker career[edit]

Adelstein focuses on live cash games. He was a coach at Phil Galfond's poker academy Run It Once until 2014.[2] Adelstein is known for his aggression and large bets. Commentators say he isn't afraid to gamble.[3]

In 2017, he began appearing regularly on live poker shows including Live at the Bike hosted in The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in California and has appeared on the reboot of Poker After Dark. Adelstein coolered poker player Matt Berkey in the November broadcast of Poker After Dark for $459,000. His A A beat Berkey's K K. The board came 7 K 5 A 6 giving both players a set, they both went all-in on the river.[4] Adelstein made a second appearance in the Poker After Dark episode Dead Money.[5]

As of 2018, Adelstein has cashed for over $170,000 in live poker tournaments.


In 2013, Adelstein appeared on Survivor: Cagayan as a member of the "Brains" tribe where he was the second player voted off. Adelstein managed to find a Hidden Immunity Idol, but elected not to bring it to Tribal Council.[6][7] He regretted this as a mistake after being voted off. Poker commentators have compared him to Jean-Robert Bellande, another poker player who appeared on Survivor.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Adelstein currently resides in Santa Monica, California.


  1. ^ "Survivor Cast: Garrett Adelstein". CBS. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "Garrett Adelstein". Run It Once. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Sofen Jon (November 20, 2017). "Scott Seiver Gets His Own Special Week on 'Poker After Dark'". Cardschat. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Harris, Martin (November 22, 2017). "Brutal Coolers and Big King-High Calls on 'Poker After Dark'". PokerNews. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Clark, Matt (February 16, 2018). "Garrett Adelstein Catches Fire to open "Dead Money" Week". Poker Central. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  6. ^ George, Daniel (March 7, 2018). "Survivor Ghost Island: The first 'curse' is designed for chaos". Surviving Tribal. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Raftery, Liz (February 28, 2014). "Survivor: Cagayan's Garrett: Not Bringing Immunity Idol to Tribal "Was Probably a Mistake"". TV Guide. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  8. ^ Holloway, Chad (February 27, 2014). "Poker Player Garrett Adelstein Second Player Voted Off Survivor Cagayan". PokerNews. Retrieved March 11, 2018.

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