Canada’s Timothy Adams has topped the 16-entry field to win the inaugural AU$250K Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) Australia held in partnership with the World Poker Tour (WPT) at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Adams defeated Australian player Kahle Burns in a three-hour long heads-up battle to win the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl Australia for a massive AU$2,160,000 and join the likes of Brian Rast, Rainer Kempe, Christoph Vogelsang, Isaac Haxton, Cary Katz, Daniel Dvoress, and Justin Bonomo, who is the only player to have taken down the two SHRB titles.
“There is a ton of prestige to winning a tournament like this. It makes it extra nice and I’m really pleased right now,” Adams said post his major victory.
“This one feels really special,” Adams said. “The buy-in is very big and the field is very tough. There were a lot of elite players in the field, and yeah it was a small field, but winning any tournament always feels great especially when you beat tough competition. It’s extra satisfying.”
A high roller regular for several years now, Adams has been in sublime form, especially over the last few days. He did really well at recent Australian Poker Open (APO) where he won the AU$25K NLH event for AU$416,500, and Aussie Millions where he final-tabled the AU$100K Challenge and the AU$50K Challenge. With this SHRB victory, his lifetime tournament earnings have gone over $20.6 million which moves him to a 26th spot on the All Time Money List ahead of Spain’s Adrian Mateos.
The final day began with Elio Fox leading the remaining five players. Unfortunately for Fox, things did not go his way and he became the first player to exit in 5th place. Following him in 4th place was Aaron Van Blarcum. The first ITM finisher was Cary Katz fell in 3rd place. Katz called a shove from Adams who showed ten-eight versus Katz’s king-deuce and found a ten on the board to win the pot.
The heads-up between Kahle Burns and Adams began with Burns holding 2.9 Million in chips against Adams’ 1.1 Million. Adams, however, managed to close the gap quickly and eventually win the title. The final hand saw Adams with Ax 9x and Burns with Qx Jx. An ace on the flop saw Adams take the lead, and he eventually hit two-pair on the turn to become the inaugural SHRB Australia champion!
Final Results (AUD)
- Timothy Adams – AU$2,160,000
- Kahle Burns –AU$1,200,000
- Cary Katz – AU$640,000