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Tim Adams Wins Back-To-Back Super High Roller Bowl Events

Adams Won $3.6 Million As The SHRB Russia Champion Just Six Weeks After Taking Down The SHRB Australia

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Canadian poker pro Tim Adams has won the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl Russia, defeating a field of 40 entries in the $250,000 buy-in high stakes no-limit hold’em event to earn the title and the top prize of $3,600,000. This was Adam’s second straight victory in a Super High Roller Bowl event, as he had won the SHRB Australia $250,000 AUD buy-in event just six weeks earlier for $2,160,000 AUD ($1,490,400 USD).

The Burlington, Ontario native has now accumulated more than $24.4 million in lifetime live tournament earnings, which was enough to move him into 20th place on poker’s all-time money list. More than $5.9 million of Adam’s earnings have been won already in 2020, with six final table finishes and three titles under his belt since the new year dawned.

Adams was awarded 600 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. With all of his success so far this year, he now sits in fifth place in the 2020 POY race standings, which are sponsored by Global Poker.

Adams came into the final day of this event in fourth chip position with seven players remaining and only six to make the money. Reigning Card Player Player of the Year award winner Stephen Chidwick was knocked out on the $600,000 money bubble by 2017 SHRB champion Christoph Vogelsang. The German pro earned his second knockout of the day when he flopped two against the middle pair of short stack Ivan Leow. The recent partypoker MILLIONS Super High Roller Sochi event winner failed to improve and was sent to the rail with $600,000.

Three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Adrian Mateos started the day second in chips and battled his way into the outright lead in the early going, but a spree of lost all-in and calls left him short. He ultimately got his last chips in with pocket deuces up against the A-Q of Ben Heath, who made a full house by the turn to eliminate Mateos in fifth place ($800,000).

Heath was the next to fall, despite eliminating Mateos. He got involved in a battle of the blinds, shoving QSpade Suit6Spade Suit from the small blind only to get called by the ASpade Suit2Diamond Suit of Adams. Neither player improved and Adams’ ace-high was enough to knock Heath out in fourth place ($1,000,000).

Mikita Badziakouski called off his last 10 big blinds with AClub SuitQHeart Suit facing a shove from Vogelsang in the small blind. Vogelsang’s JHeart Suit3Spade Suit flopped two pair and held from there to send the Belarusian high roller to the rail with $1,600,000 for his third-place showing. This was Badziakouski’s seventh seven-figure score of his career. He now was more than $28.6 million in lifetime earnings.

With that Vogelsang took the lead going into heads-up play, with 5,575,000 to Adams’ 4,425,000. Adams was able to quickly overtake the advantage and even spread his lead to roughly 3:1 before Vogelsang mounted a comeback of his own. By the time the final hand was dealt, Adams had a little better than a 3:2 lead. Vogelsang got his last 18 or so big blinds in with AClub Suit6Diamond Suit, only to run into the AHeart Suit9Spade Suit of Adams. The board came down 10Heart Suit5Spade Suit2Diamond SuitJHeart Suit9Diamond Suit and Adams’ pair of nines was enough to secure him the pot and the title. Vogelsang earned $2,400,000 as the runner-up, bringing his career total to just shy of $25 million in live tournament earnings.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Rank Player Payout POY Points
1 Tim Adams $3,600,000 600
2 Christoph Vogelsang $2,400,000 500
3 Mikita Badziakouski $1,600,000 400
4 Ben Heath $1,000,000 300
5 Adrian Mateos $800,000 250
6 Ivan Leow $600,000 200

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