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Timothy Adams Wins Super High Roller Bowl Russia

Timothy Adams - SHRB Russia

The Super High Roller Bowl Russia concluded on Sunday and was a relative success despite global concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus. After three days of play, Canadian Timothy Adams won his second straight SHRB event, taking down $3.6 million in the process.

Event Draws Field of 40

The Super High Roller Bowl Russia kicked off on Friday and drew a solid field despite concerns over the coronavirus. By the end of the day, there were 34 players in the field with Jason Koon finishing the day as the overall chip leader.

Players that finished in the top 10 included Paul Phua, Mikita Badziakouski, Phil Ivey, Ben Heath, Stephen Chidwick, and Timothy Adams. By the time play resumed on Day 2, the field grew to a total of 40 players.

This created a total prize pool of $10 million. Six players were paid with first place earning $3.6 million. The top four players earned at least $1 million.

Day 2 Finishes With 7 Remaining

Day 2 started with a majority of the field still in play, but by the end of the day, just seven players remained. Since only six players were paid, that meant one player would hit the rail on the bubble.

Ben Heath entered the final table as the chip leader with Adrian Mateos just behind. Christoph Vogelsang and Timothy Adams were the middling stacks at the table. Mikita Badziakouski and Ivan Leow came into the final as short stacks, but none were shorter than Stephen Chidwick who started the final table with just 14 big blinds.

As expected, Chidwick was the first player eliminated at the final table, becoming the bubble boy for the event. This left all remaining in the money, earning at least $600,000.

Timothy Adams Wins Super High Roller Bowl Russia

The first player eliminated in the money was Ivan Leow. He was all-in with A-7 but was outdrawn by the Q-7 of Christoph Vogelsang. Leow hit the rail to earn $600,000. At this point, Adrian Mateos was the chip leader, but an incredible run of bad luck left him eliminated in fifth place.

Mateos proceeded to lose three flips in a row to bust the event. The final event saw him shove with pocket ducks against A-Q for Ben Heath. Two aces on the flop were enough to end Mateos’ run in fifth place. He earned $800,000.

Play continued four-handed for quite a while before Ben Heath hit the rail in fourth place. He was all-in with Qs-6s and Timothy Adams called with As-2d. The ace held and Heath left to collect $1 million in prize money.

Mikita Badziakouski added another $1.6 million to his career earnings, finishing third in this event. He was all-in A-Q against the Jh-3s for Christoph Vogelsang. Vogelsang flopped a pair of jacks and they held to eliminated Badziakouski.

At the start of heads-up play, Christoph Vogelsang had 5.57 million in chips to 4.42 for Timothy Adams. Adams quickly jumped into the chip lead and never relinquished it. The end came somewhat suddenly when both players picked up an ace. Vogelsang was all-in with A-6 but found himself dominated by the A-9 of Adams. The flop and turn missed both players, but a river nine gave Adams a pair and the victory. Vogelsang finished runner-up, earning $2.4 million.

Adams Wins Back-to-Back SHRB Titles

This victory gave Timothy Adams his second straight Super High Roller Bowl title. He earned $3.6 million for this victory. Back in February, Adams won the Super High Roller Bowl Australia. He joins Justin Bonomo as a two-time SHRB champion.

Considering that many poker events have been canceled over the COVID-19 outbreak, it is promising to see this event perform well. However, it is possible it will be the last Super High Roller Bowl we see for a few months, especially if the virus is not brought under control anytime soon.

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