Timothy Adams Wins PokerStars Championship Prague Super High Roller

Timothy Adams beat 36 elites to win the PokerStars Championship Prague Super High Roller (Neil Stoddart/PokerStars photo)

PokerStars Championship Prague opened with a bang this week at the Hilton with the €50,000 Super High Roller event. A field of 34 elites assembled and a regular in these fields, Canadian Timothy Adams, claimed first place at a final table that included Sam Greenwood and Koray Aldemir.

Following the elimination of Dietrich Fast on the bubble by Greenwood, Aldemir, the lone representative of the German contingent to make the money, was busted an hour later by Adrian Mateos.

With the blinds at 15,000/30,000, Aldemir raised to 245,000 in the cutoff and Mateos called in the small blind. Mateos put Aldemir all-in for 147,000 on the Qs5s3s flop and Aldemir called with Ah9s. Mateos led with TcTs before the Ad turn. Not to worry for Mateos, the 6s hit the river to give him a higher flush and the elimination.

One level later, Greenwood exited in fifth. Turkey’s Orpen Kisacikoglu opened the cutoff for 95,000 and Greenwood pushed for 790,000 from the big blind. Kisacikoglu called with JdJs and Greenwood had two immediate outs holding 2h2s. The Qc7h4sTc4c board was good enough for Kisacikoglu and Greenwood departed.

Adams got on the board to narrow the final table to three by busting out Kisacikoglu. Adams opened the button to 115,000 and Kisacikoglu three-bet out of the small blind to 330,000. From position, Adams called and the flop came out JcTc7s. Kisacikoglu bet 285,000 more and Adams moved all-in and Kisacikoglu called.

Adams was live with 9c7c against the KdKs of Kisacikoglu. The Ah held for Kisacikoglu but the 9d river gave Adams two pair and the pot.

Play resumed on Day 3 with Adams holding a large chip lead. Mikita Badziakouski doubled a few times to start play and then Mateos went out with the bronze medal.

Mateos pushed for 11 big blinds on the button with As8c and Adams called with QdJc in the big blind. The Jd8s4d flop put Adams into the lead. Following the 2d turn, Mateos had his outs reduced and the Ad river gave Adams a flush to beat the two pair of Mateos.

Adams and Badziakouski went to heads up play with Adams holding a large chip lead. Adams pushed for 10 big blinds effective after looking down at 7s6s and Badziakouski called with two overcards JhTh. A flop of As8s6h put Adams in the lead but Badziakouski was still plenty live. The 8h turn put many outs in play for Badziakouski but he didn’t hit he any that he needed on the 8d river.

The win is the second for Adams in a PSC series. In April, he won the €25,750 shot clock event in Monte Carlo.

Final Table Payouts

  1. Timothy Adams – €555,000
  2. Mikita Badziakouski – €383,600
  3. Adrian Mateos – €244,900
  4. Orpen Kisacikoglu – €187,710
  5. Sam Greenwood – €147,000
  6. Koray Aldemir – €114,300