Canadian poker star Timothy Adams will never get tired of winning. This secured him a place among the biggest names in the history of poker. Yesterday, the Canadian poker heavyweight has added another massive payout to his already enviable poker bankroll. The player managed to convert his initial investment of €50,000 into a €555,000 first-place prize.
The PokerStars-sponsored Super High Roller Event kicked off in Prague, which has turned into a dear spot to the international poker community. The event was played over three days and it attracted 35 entries, of whom 25 unique ones and 7 re-entries. The great interest in the event generated a prize pool of €1,632,510, which was distributed among the top 6 finishers. Koray Aldemir from Germany was eliminated in 6th place, but he was the first to secure a cash prize from the tournament. He collected €114,300 for his deep run in the tournament.
It is interesting to note that 2 Canadian players left the tournament with a fair portion of the prize pool. Apart from Timothy Adams, who claimed the biggest slice of the pie, Sam Greenwood was the other player to pocket a prize money of €147,000.
By the time the clock announced the end of Day 2, the field was narrowed to 3 players, including Adrian Mateos, Mikita Badziakouski and the eventual winner Timothy Adams. The 3 players decided to add one more day to the event and play down to a winner on Tuesday.
Timothy Adams’s Bid For the First Place
The fearful poker pro Timothy Adams completed Day 2 of the Super High Roller as the chip leader. Over the course of the 10 one-hour levels played on Monday, the player managed to build an emporium of 6.045 million in chips. At this moment, Adams was holding most of the chips in play. Adrian Mateos entered the three-handed battle with 1.79 million in chips, while Mikita Badziakouski’s stack of chips amounted to 665,000.
It took nearly 90 minutes for the 3 players to determine the name of the winner. Adrian Mateos was busted in 3rd place for €244,900 of what was left in the money pot. Adams and Badziakouski locked horns in a heads-up battle. The decisive hand came when Badziakouski challenged Adams in an all-in confrontation. Badziakouski tabled [Jh][10h] to battle with Adams’ [6s][7s]. The board ran out [6h][8s][As][8h][8d] to lock the victory for Adams. Badziakouski received a six-figure payday of €383,600 for his runner-up finish.
As for the winner, Adams is an accomplished Canadian poker player, who boasts victories in some of the largest live tournaments on a global scale. Over the past years, Adams did a great job in cultivating his skills and grinding poker tournaments. Including his latest prize, Adams’ live tournament amount to $7,806,518. The player will continue with his poker career, determined to top Canada’s All-Time Money List. Adams managed to prove for yet another time that Canadians are strong opponents at the poker felt.