Timothy Adams Wins PSC Prague €50k Super High Roller For €555,000

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Timothy Adams Wins PSC Prague €50k Super High Roller For €555,000
13 Dec

(Photo: Pokerstars.com)

Cracking his opponent's pocket aces during heads-up action was crucial in Timothy Adams' exciting victory in the PokerStars Championship Prague €50k Super High Roller that earned the winner a €555,000 payday.

A small field of 34 entries created a €1,632,510 prize pool, with the final six players sharing the wealth. After two days of action, only three players returned for the final day, with Adams well in control as chipleader.

Day 2 saw the eliminations of Koray Aldemir (€114,300) in 6th place, Sam Greenwood (€147,000) in 5th, and Orpen Kisacikoglu (€187,710) claiming 4th place prize money. Greenwood, fresh off his $1 million prize in the Party Poker LIVE MILLIONS Main Event last month, cheered on fellow Canadian Adams after failing to earn a seat for Day 3.

Not an Easy Victory

Adams' chip lead was reduced not long after Day 3 action began when his K-Q was on the losing end of a hand that saw Mikita Badziakouski double up with ace-rag. The pride of Belarus doubled versus Adams yet again when his ace-ten connected with a ten on the board, downing the pocket fives of Adams.

The battle between those two would continue heads-up after Spaniard Adrian Mateos bowed out in 3rd place (€244,900). The short-stacked Mateos reached the end of the line when his shove with ace-rag was called and beat by Adams, who paired up his Q-J with a jack on the flop.

The pivotal cracked aces hand saw Badziakouski push hard with bets on the flop, turn, and river, but Adams wouldn't fold after connecting on a pair of fives on the flop. A flush draw on the turn was another reason for Adams to see the river card, and the champ hit a set on fifth street, a devastating blow to Badziakouski's title run.

The final hand saw the Belarusian ahead pre-flop once again, with both he and Adams holding suited connectors. A pair on the flop gave Adams the advantage, and he parlayed that into a championship after another favorable river card resulted in a full boat.

"The last two tables were really tough," Adams told PokerStars Blog. "Mateos and Badziakouski are two of the best players in the world."

Adams is enjoying an outstanding 2017 where his cashes have totaled more than $3.5 million. His live career earnings surpassed $7.8 million with this victory.

PokerStars Championship Prague €50k Super High Roller - Final Payouts

1Timothy Adams
2Mikita Badziakouski
3Adrian Mateos
4Orpen Kisacikoglu
5Sam Greenwood
6Koray Aldemir

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