Timothy Adams Wins Super High Roller Bowl Russia

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Timothy Adams defeated Christoph Vogelsang heads-up to win his second consecutive Super High Roller Bowl (PokerCentral photo)

As the live poker tournament comes to a halt for the foreseeable future in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the last high profile event to wrap up featured a winner putting on a repeat performance.

Timothy Adams beat Christoph Vogelsang to win the Super High Roller Bowl Russia for $3.6 million. It was just 41 days ago that Adams beat Kahle Burns to win the Super High Roller Bowl Australia for $1.4 million.

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SHRB Russia drew 40 entries and just seven players returned for the final day of play in Sochi on Sunday. Ben Heath started the day with the chip lead while Adams was right in the middle of the pack. Only six players were getting paid, and it took just 45 minutes for the bubble to burst with Stephen Chidwick being eliminated in seventh place.

Once Chidwick was out, it was just 10 minutes before the first player was sent to the cashier cage. Vogelsang raised to 60,000 from the cutoff and Ivan Leow called from the button. The flop came Qh7h3d and Vogelsang bet 55,000. Leow moved all-in for 300,000 and Vogelsang called. Leow turned over Ah7c but got bad news when Vogelsang showed Qd7d. Neither the Ts turn or Kc river were any help for Leow and he was out in sixth place.

Five-handed play lasted just over an hour before a battle of the blinds ended with an elimination. Heath raised to XXX,000 from the small blind before Adrian Mateos moved all-in for 1,000,000 from the big. Heath called and showed AhQs and Mateos turned over 2c2d. The AcAs9s flop left Mateos needing one of two deuces. The 9h turn ended all of that though as Heath made a full house. The 8d river completed the board and Mateos exited in fifth place.

The four remaining players battled for another five hours without a single elimination. Another blind versus blind situation finally broke that stalemate. Vogelsang and Mikita Badziakouski folded before Heath moved all-in for 1,200,000 and Adams called. Heath turned over Qs6s and Adams had a small edge with As2d. The board ran out JsTd9c9d5c to bust Heath in fourth.

Just 20 minutes later, Badziakouski’s run ended. Adams folded the button and Vogelsang raised to 1,500,000 and Badziakouski called all-in and turned over AcQh which put him ahead of Vogelsang’s Jh3h. The Js9s3s flop changed everything and left Badziakouski drawing thin. The 8s turn gave Badziakouski some outs to stay alive but the 4c river was a complete brick, eliminating the Belarusian poker pro in third place.

When heads-up play started, Vogelsang held 55% of the chips in play. Over the next two hours both players took turns with the chip lead. As play wore on, the pair agreed to skip a level and just 20 minutes later, Adams put the finishes touches on his victory.  Adams completed from the small blind but Vogelsang responded by moving all in for 3,700,000 and Adams snap-called. Vogelsang showed Ac6d but was dominated by Adams’ Ah9s. The Th5s2dJh9d runout kept Adams ahead and even improved his hand to a pair of nines on the river to eliminate Vogelsang.

Super High Roller Bowl Russia Payouts

  1. Timothy Adams – $3,600,000
  2. Christoph Vogelsang – $2,400,000
  3. Mikita Badziakouski – $1,600,000
  4. Ben Heath – $1,000,000
  5. Adrian Mateos – $800,000
  6. Ivan Leow – $600,000