Timothy Adams has won his second Super High Roller Bowl ring and $3,600,000 in the $250,000 Main Event in Sochi, seeing off a 40-strong field replete with players at the top of their game. His last opponent, Christoph Vogelsang, was also gunning to become a two-time SHRB champion, but after nearly ten hours of play had to settle for the $2,400,000 second place payout. In total $10,000,000 was awarded today on the final table.
|4||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||$1,000,000|
The story of the final day begins before the money. Returning today were seven players facing a bubble worth $600,000. The last player to leave cashless ended up being British phenom Steven Chidwick, who returned with the shortest stack and was eliminated by Vogelsang within the first level of the day. Vogelsang went on to bust Ivan Leow in 6th place, setting himself up for a deep run – and a period of sitting back from major action. It was Adrian Mateos who rocketed up the chip counts early on, doubling through Adams (his pair of queens holding against Adams’ overcard and flush draw, all in on an explosive blind on blind flop). This transfer from Adams was soon to be returned – with interest – as Mateos lost three big all-in preflop flips in a row to end up on the rail in 5th ($800,000).
After the shock rise and fall of the accomplished young Spaniard (already a triple WSOP bracelet holder, EPT winner and GPI 2017 Player of the Year) Adams made good use of his new stack to challenge start of day chip leader Ben Heath. Heath had been responsible for sending Mateos to the rail (in another blind on blind confrontation that pitted his deuces against Mateos’ ace-queen) and in spite of doubling the dangerous Mikita Badziakouski, had kept his stack on or near the top of the counts with aplomb.
Four-handed, however, it became anyone’s game. All four remaining finalists took a turn in the chip lead and it remained too close to call for over three hours, the wealth of experience, patience and aggression on display the reason that multiple millions in winnings had already been banked by every one of them.
It was Heath who broke the deadlock, losing a big pot to Vogelsang to leave him short enough to jam queen-six suited from the small blind; big blind Adams picked him off with ace-deuce to send him to the rail to collect $1,000,000, the 27 year old’s first cash in a Super High Roller Bowl event.
Badziakouski, having imaginatively played his way from a short stack to the chip lead at one point, finished in 3rd place, his eliminator Adams who put pressure on the short stack blind on blind with jack-three offsuit, was called all-in with ace-queen, and spiked two pair to send the partypoker Team Pro to the rail to collect $1,600,000.
Though Adams whittled Vogelsang’s stack down early on heads up, the top of the German all-time money list showed livestream viewers how he’s made over $22 million in live tournaments at the highest level, doubling to challenge the Canadian all the way to his eventual exit as the blinds grew heavy, all in preflop with an out-kicked ace. Vogelsang won $2,400,000, while Adams received $3,600,000 and his second title – back to back following his win in Super High Roller Bowl Australia.
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After nearly ten hours, Timothy Adams has scooped his second Super High Roller Bowl ring and the $3,600,000 top prize that accompanies it, seeing off Christoph Vogelsang, his last opponent in this 40-entry super-elite $250,000 buy-in event.
At one point even in chips in a four-way standoff, Adams fought through to secure the win, back to back with his victory in Super High Roller Bowl Australia. This extraordinary achievement comes with a boost to his total live tournament winnings to over $24 million.
A recap is to follow; full results on the Payouts tab above.
Vogelsang will not be the one hoisting his second Super High Roller Bowl trophy tonight. The blinds having just risen to the agreed 100k/200k, both players picked up aces and wasted little time getting stacks in the middle (Vogelsang covered with 3,700,000).
Timothy Adams: [Ah 9s]
The final board: . Two long, intense days of poker have left Vogelsang with a runner up finish and $2,400,000 to show for his efforts, while the trophy goes to Timothy Adams.
A limp-checked flop of was checked by Christoph Vogelsang and Timothy Adams (in position), bringing the on the turn. Vogelsang, who’d flopped two pair with , check-called Adams’ bet of 125,000 (with ). The river completed the flush for Adams, who was paid 850,000 on this street, Vogelsang check-calling to lose back a lot of the chips he’d slowly built up to nearly even the stacks this level.
Agreement was quickly reached between Timothy Adams and Christoph Vogelsang to skip the next blind level (75,000/150,000) and just go straight to 100,000/200,000 shortly.
Though the short stack now through most of a level, Christoph Vogelsang is not going anywhere without a fight. Having dwindled to 2.5 million, he raised from the big blind with after Timothy Adams limped holding . Neither player bet until the river, the board standing : Vogelsang led for 600,000 and took the pot.
Christoph Vogelsang on the button raised to 235,000 with , Timothy Adams defended his big blind with . Both players checked an flop. The on the turn brought Adams three of a kind, but he was not to be paid, Vogelsang passing his hand to a bet of 800,000.
The final duo have agreed to shorten the blinds to 45 minutes, but are still getting in a high volume of hands, not a timebank to be spotted. Fast paced decisions have not changed the chip standings as such, as small pots shuttle back and forth; overall it is Timothy Adams who’s pulled ahead.
Just now Adams put Vogelsang to a decision for all his chips, setting him in from the big blind with for 3,900,000 total after he’d raised on the button to 285,000 with .
60,000 / 120,000
Big Blind Ante
Down to just 2,000,000, Christoph Vogelsang limped his button with , calling quickly when Timothy Adams set him in from the big blind with . The board came down a paint-free and Vogelsang is back in business.
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