Tim Adams has taken down the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl Russia event! The Canadian pro outlasted a field of 40 entries in the $250,000 buy-in high stakes NLH event to secure the coveted title and $3,600,000 in the first-place prize. This was Adam’s back-to-back second victory in a Super High Roller Bowl, as he had won the SHRB Australia $250,000 AUD buy-in event a few weeks ago.
With the latest Super High Roller Bowl victory, Adams surpassed $24.4 million in live tournament earnings, which was enough to move him into 20th place on poker’s all-time money list. Over $5.9 million of Adam’s earnings have been won in 2020, with 6 FT finishes and 3 prestigious poker titles.
A total of 40 entries came in the event, generating $10 million prizepool, which was distributed among the top six finishers. Adams entered the final day with the fourth largest stack with seven players remaining. Stephen Chidwick was the first player to bust on the bubble and he was knocked out by 2017 SHRB champion Christoph Vogelsang. Following him in sixth place was Malaysia’s Ivan Leow and he too was busted by Vogelsang whose queen-seven bested ace-seven of Leow.
Three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Adrian Mateos started the day second in chips but a spree of lost all-in and calls left him short. He ultimately moved all-in with pocket deuces up against A-Q of Ben Heath, who hit a full house to eliminate Mateos in fifth place. The next to fall was Ben Heath himself, who shoved queen-six and Adams called with ace-deuce, which held and won.
After Mikita Badziakouski busted in third place by Vogelsang, it came to heads-up between Tim Adams and Vogelsang with the latter holding chip lead. Action went back and forth before Adams eventually surged ahead and took the lead. By the time the final hand arose, Adams had over 3:2 lead. The last hand saw Adams with A9 and Vogelsang with A6. The board ran 10-5-2-J-9 where the pair of 9 was enough for Adams to win the title and he earn his career-best $3,600,000.
2020 Super High Roller Bowl Sochi Final Results