Canadian top pro Timothy Adams has added another massive win to his stellar live tournament resume by taking down Event #3 $25,000 No Limit Hold’em at the Australian Poker Open for A$416,500. With this win and after beating Stephen Chidwick heads up, Adams is now the 28th player in poker history to cash for a total of $19,000,000 in live events.
“This final table was really tough with all guys I’m used to playing against. At the high stakes you play mainly against all the same players and those guys are all really great and I’m very happy that I won. To win a tournament a lot of things have to go your way and today that happened to me.”
|Australian Poker Open Event #3 Results|
|2||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$269,500||210|
|6||Aaron Van Blarcum||United States||$73,500||60|
|7||Chino Rheem||United States||$61,250||60|
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The six-handed action started with a bang as Aaron Van Blarcum was eliminated right off the bat. Van Blarcum was all in with ace-three and up against Stephen Chidwick’s pocket sevens and those held up.
Orpen Kisacikoglu busted a few hands later in fifth place when he was the victim of a big cooler running ace-queen suited into Chidwick’s ace-king. This fifth-place marked Kisacikoglu’s second Australian Poker Open cash which makes him a strong contender for the overall Championship.
Having started the day as the short stack, Steve O’Dwyer laddered up two pay jumps before busting in fourth place to Andy Lee. Lee, who started the day as the chip leader, called O’Dwyer’s small shove with ace-six suited against the Irishman’s ace-queen. The board gave Lee a flush and O’Dwyer busted in fourth.
While the Aussies started every final table of the Australian Poker Open with the chip lead, they have yet to close one out as Andy Lee finished third today. Lee’s final hand was especially painful as he ended up all-in on the turn with top pair against Adam’s king-high flush draw. The river brought a heart to break Lee’s and send him to the rail.
Chidwick and Adams played heads up for only a few short hands, all of which were won by the Canadian. On the final hand, Adams’ pocket sevens held up against Chidwick’s ace-five to snag the win and a hefty 300 championship points.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) January 28, 2020
|2020 Australian Poker Open Championship Standings|
|4||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$269,500||210|
|11||David ‘Chino’ Rheem||United States||$82,250||120|
|13||Jamie Lee||United States||$47,200||90|
|14||Sean Winter||United States||$34,400||90|
|15||Aaron Van Blarcum||United States||$73,500||60|
|16||Elio Fox||United States||$29,500||60|
|17||Erik Seidel||United States||$25,800||60|
|18||Ben Lamb||United States||$23,600||60|
|Aaron Van Blarcum||Busted||-1,150,000|
Tonight’s action coming at you from The Star Gold Coast in Broadbeach, Australia is set to be thrilling with former U.S. Poker Open champ Stephen Chidwick and one of Canada’s best in Timothy Adams squaring off with four other talented players for the $416,500 top prize and the highly coveted Australian Poker Open championship points.
Day 1 of this event drew a total of 49 entrants to create a prize pool of $1,225,000 and seven players would get paid. Falling just short of the money were Mike Watson, Jorryt van Hoof, and Peter Jetten before David ‘Chino’ Rheem collected a $61,250 min-cash for his second result of the week.
Event #3 marks the third straight event with an Aussie chip leader to start the final table as Sydney based Andy Lee heads up a stacked field. Lee has $1.59 million in career tournament earnings and looks to record the biggest score of his career with a win today. See the seat draw and chip counts in the overview below. A full preview of today’s action is available here.
|1||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||1,200,000|
|4||Aaron Van Blarcum||United States||1,150,000|
The button is on Aaron Van Blarcum and there is 11:20 remaining in Level 18 with blinds at 15,000-30,000 and a 30,000-big blind ante.
The PokerGO stream with commentary by Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks is set to get underway at 1:00 pm local time, 4 am CET, 10 pm ET, and 7 pm PT. Watch the final table in the player below.
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