Long-time poker pro and high-roller regular from Canada, Timothy Adams takes down 2017 PokerStars Championship Prague €50,000 Super High Roller event for €555,000.
The decks are busy in Prague as the PokerStars Championship kicked off last Friday. The festival is packed with big-money events with buy-ins ranging from €1,100 up to €50,000. As usual, the Super High Roller event attracted the creme of the poker world, all hoping to take the title and the first prize.
The event generated 34 entries, adding up a prize pool of €1,632,510. The field was filled with the biggest names of poker. The best players from all around the world gathered to Prague in hopes of out-smarting there peers.
However, this time it was Timothy Adams, who had the final laugh after beating high-stakes beast, Mikita Badziakouski in the heads-up. The latter also made a nice pay-day of €383,600.
In the final hand, Adams put his Mikita all-in with ♠7♠6 and the Belarussian called with Jack-Ten suited. Timothy managed to hit a pair and a flush draw on the flop and even though Baziakouski picked a flush draw on the turn, he couldn’t manage to spike any of his outs.
“I’m really happy. I know most of the players registered in this tournament, I meet them every day online or live, so it was funny but at the same time challenging.”- said Timothy in his winner interview.
The third player to get a place on the podium was, Spaniard Adrian Mateos, earning €244,900 for his efforts.
Less familiar name in the high-roller scene, Orpen Kisacikoglu from Turkey, hit his biggest score ever, as he got 4th for €187,710, while 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival Main Event winner, Sam Greenwood busted at 5th place for €147,000 and Germany’s wunderkind, Koray Aldemir earned €114,300 for finishing 6th.
With this win, Adams now has $7,806,518 in live tournament earnings and is probably looking to add more titles to his resume. He has good chances for that since there are several other big buy-in tournaments coming in the following days, in Prague such as two €25,500 Single-Day High Rollers or the €10,000 High Roller. The next two weeks will be pretty busy for poker players for sure.