2021 World Series of Poker

Timothy Adams Wins Back-to-Back Super High Roller Bowl Titles

Timothy Adams

Timothy Adams won the 2020 Super High Roller Bowl Sochi event less than a month after he triumphed in the inaugural Australian event. This latest victory netted Adams a career-best $3,600,000, surpassing the $3,536,550 he netted for winning the 2019 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju Main Event.

2020 Super High Roller Bowl Sochi Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Timothy AdamsCanada$3,600,000
2Christoph VogelsangGermany$2,400,000
3Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$1,600,000
4Ben HeathUnited Kingdom$1,000,000
5Adrian MateosSpain$800,000
6Ivan LeowMalaysia$600,000

Forty entries, each costing $250,000, were processed while late registration was open, thus a $10 million prize pool was created.

Day 1 ended with Jason Koon as the chip leader courtesy of a 745,000 stack. Paul Phua, a recent partypoker MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi champion, was close behind Koon with 666,500 chips. Adams finished the opening flight in 10th place.

The second day’s action finished with only seven players in contention for a slice of that $10 million pie, meaning the tournament was on the stone-cold bubble.

Ben Heath held the chip lead with fellow Brit Stephen Chidwick being the final table’s shortest stack.

SeatPlayerCountryChips
1Ivan LeowMalaysia720,000
2Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus960,000
3Ben Heathunited Kingdom2,500,000
4Adrian MateosSpain2,060,000
5Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom430,000
6Timothy AdamsCanada1,380,000
7Christoph VogelsangGermany1,950,000

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It didn’t take too long for the money bubble to burst on Day 3, despite there being a min-cash of $600,000 on the line.

Chidwick was attempting to rebuild his stack and had just won a set of blinds and antes with a raise. He now faced a raise to 70,000 from Christoph Vogelsang, which he decided to call from the big blind with jack-nine. The flop came queen-high and gave Chidwick a gutshot straight draw. He led out for his last 140,000 and Vogelsang called with ace-three. Vogelsang caught an unnecessary ace on the river to bust Chidwick on the bubble.

Ivan Leow was the first player to collect some prize money. Chidwick’s seat hadn’t even gone cold when Vogelsang raised to 60,000 with queen-seven of diamonds and Leow called on the button with ace-seven. Vogelsang made two pair on the flop, Leow a pair of sevens. Leow jammed for 300,000 over the top of Vogelsang’s 55,000 continuation bet and the German called. No ace on the turn or river resulted in Leow falling in sixth-place for $600,000.

Mateos Goes From hero to Zero In 30-Minutes

Adrian Mateos soared into the chip lead after doubling through Adams, but then lost three flips in a row, the third sending him home in fifth-place for $800,000.

That final hand saw Heath open from the small blind with ace-queen and Mateos three-bet all-in for exactly 1,000,000 with pocket deuces. Two aces on the flop left Mateos drawing thin and he was drawing dead by the turn.

Four-handed play spanned seven hours and end with Heath falling by the wayside. Heath chose queen-six to move all-in with for 12 big blinds from the small blind. Adams called with ace-deuce, which somehow held despite heath flopping an open-ended straight draw.

A few hands later and heads-up was set with the exit of Mikita Badziakouski. The Team partypoker pro won a Super High Roller event in Sochi only a few days ago and collected an additional $1,600,000 for this third-place finish.

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Badziakouski Busts to Set Heads-Up

Vogelsang was first to act in the small blind and he raised enough to set Badziakouski all-in. The bet was instantly called and Badziakouski turned over ace-queen which was ahead of Vogelsang’s jack-three. That was until the flop came down with a jack and a three on it! The turn put four spades into view but the river was a brick and Badziakouski was gone.

Adams held 4,425,000 chips to Vogelsang’s 5,575,000 and a long heads-up battle looked likely. Action went back and forth before Adams started to forge a lead for himself. Vogelsang clawed his way back in, Adams pulled back ahead and that’s how it went for a while.

The players decided to completely skip the 75,00/150,000 blind level and go straight to 100,000/200,000. It was game over not long after.

All the chips went into the middle, Vogelsang holding ace-six and Adams ace-nine. A ten-high flop changed nothing, nor did the jack on the turn. A nine on the river sent Vogelsang home in second-place, a finish worth $2,400,000 and gifted Adams back-to-back Super High Roller Bowl titles plus $3,600,000.

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