2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #9: €100,000 No-Limit Hold'em King's Super High Roller

Adams Bags Chip Lead in €100,000 Super High Roller

will_shill • Level 10: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Timothy Adams

After ten levels of play in Event #9: €100,000 Super High Roller a total of 76 players have entered and that number is set to increase with late registration and unlimited re-entry open for two levels tomorrow.

Leading the final 33 players through to Day 2 is Timothy Adams who lead throughout most of the day. After busting Andrej Desset at the feature table, he added Jean-Noel Thorel to his list of victims - twice! And despite a late spurt by Dominik Nitsche, the German doubled Steve O'Dwyer on the final hand of the night to fall back in the standings.

"I ran really good," said Adams. "I busted a few short stacks; woke up with aces and kings when people shoved ten big blinds so that was always nice and easy. For the most part, it was a smooth sailing day; just made hands and won pots without showdown.

"I thought it was going to be one of the better 100ks of the year. I played this last year and it was a really good field. This is the reason why I came here, to play this 100k because it's one of the best ones of the year. I'm happy with the quality of the field if you want to call it that."

Adams will be taking forward 12,960,000 in chips as chip leader in this event, one place higher than in the €25,000 High Roller earlier in the festival, where he advanced from Day 1 second in chips.

"To be honest tomorrow's a new day at work," said Adams reflecting on having been in the situation before. "Sometimes maybe you're going to get ahead of yourselves, but that's just your mind playing tricks. You just turn up tomorrow and it's just another day of poker. some days are more important than others. IIf you've been doing it long enough, it's all the same. "

Other big stacks include Dominik Nitsche (9,515,000), Adrian Mateos (8,365,000), Tobias Ziegler (8,230,000), Steve O'Dwyer (7,390,000) and Stefan Schillhabel (7,275,000) on a day where five of the top eight have won WSOP bracelets before, three of which on more than one occasion.

Among the other players to play and bust today were bracelet winners Bertrand Grospellier, Niall Farrell and Fedor Holz. Jack Salter, Dietrich Fast and Anatoly Filatov, along with High Roller regulars Richard Yong, Andreas Eiler, Renato Nowak and Winfred Yu were also eliminated. Both the aforementioned Thorel and Christoph Vogelsang fired four bullets in the Super High Roller, with Vogelsang surviving with 3,590,000 in chips.

Super High Roller TV Table
Super High Roller TV Table

Day Recap

Unusually for a Super High Roller of this magnitude, the tournament kicked off on time with triple bracelet-winner Adrian Mateos and recent €25,000 Short Deck champion Mikita Badziakouski in the field.

However, it didn't take for long for players to get the message and the numbers swelled, with tournament officials coping admirably to manage the balancing of tables at all stages of the tournament.

Shortly after Thorel became the first casualty of the day, eliminated by Badziakouski, Fedor Holz joined the field and he was followed by €25,000 High Roller champion Michael Addamo.

There were some stand-out hands on the feature table, with David Peters flopping quads against Steffen Sontheimer's pocket aces.

But there seemed to be no stopping Adams as he climbed steadily through the counts; from tripling up with pocket jacks after both he and Renato Nowak flopped sets, to the multiple eliminations of the unfortunate Jean-Noel Thorel.

The eliminations kept on coming, with Manig Loeser, Wai Leong Chan, Markus Durnegger and, yes, you guessed it Jean-Noel Thorel all heading for the exit.

There were no late dramas, meaning Adams comfortably leads over second-place Dominik Nitsche, who was helped by eliminating Fedor Holz and Wai Kin Yong inside the final level.

The blinds resume tomorrow at 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 big blind ante, meaning anyone choosing to register at the start of Day 2 will sit with 25 big blinds. Follow all the live updates on PokerNews.com as we finalise the prizepool on Day 2 and get closer to crowning the winner of the biggest buy-in event at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip countBig Blinds
401Aymon HataUnited Kingdom2,300,00029
403Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussian Federation4,245,00053
404Joao VieiraPortugal5,415,00068
406James ChenTaiwan3,210,00040
408Steve O'DwyerIreland7,390,00092
      
431David PetersUnited States6,110,00076
432Wai Leong ChanMalaysia2,725,00034
433Johannes BeckerGermany3,520,00044
434Martin KabrhelCzech Republic1,755,00022
437Steffen SontheimerGermany3,375,00042
438Ahadpur KhangahIran5,095,00064
      
441Christoph VogelsangGermany3,590,00045
442Michael AddamoAustralia6,385,00080
444Ivan LeowMalaysia5,220,00065
445Ole SchemionGermany2,850,00036
446Richard YongMalaysia1,425,00018
448Koray AldemirGermany3,420,00043
      
451Matthias EibingerAustria2,885,00036
452Stefan SchillhabelGermany7,275,00091
453Orpen KisacikogluTurkey3,560,00045
454Rainer KempeGermany1,765,00022
457Julian ThomasGermany5,770,00072
458Manig LoeserGermany2,085,00026
      
461Sergio AidoSpain3,070,00038
463Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus5,865,00073
464Jan-Eric SchwippertGermany5,280,00066
465Michael SoyzaMalaysia2,080,00026
466Stanley ChoiHong Kong4,235,00053
467Igor KurganovGermany2,400,00030
      
472Timothy AdamsCanada12,960,000162
473Dominik NitscheGermany9,515,000119
477Tobias ZieglerGermany8,230,000103
478Adrian MateosSpain8,365,000105

Tags: Adrian MateosAnatoly FilatovAndreas EilerAndrej DessetBertrand GrospellierChristoph VogelsangDavidDavid PetersDietrich FastDominik NitscheFedor HolzManig LoeserMichael AddamoMikita BadziakouskiNiall FarrellRenato NowakRichard YongTimothy AdamsTobias ZieglerWai Kin YongWai Leong ChanWinfred Yu