Timothy Adams now has another prestigious high roller title to add to his resume. The Canadian poker pro just won the European Poker (EPT) Prague €50,000 Super High Roller for €742,200. Adams topped a field of 45 players and defeated Turkey’s Orpen Kisacikoglu to take home the title. That represents his second Super High Roller win in the Czech capital. The 35-year-old took down a similar tournament in 2017 for €555,000 at the PokerStars Championship Prague.
The final action moved away from the typical robotic atmosphere often associated with high roller tournaments. It didn’t feel like a competition at all as the finalists were just there having fun and Adams thinks it’s because they’re all friends and have already built close relationships with one another. While the tournament was far from a home game, the social element was there more than the competition. Everybody just respected each other, according to Adams.
Final Table Action
The final table featured a number of prominent names in the high roller circuit, including Adrian Mateos who entered the final action as the chip leader. The first player to leave was Brazil’s Yuri Dzivielevski who finished sixth for €152,810.
Mateos’ dominance was short-lived as he was out of the game within the first two levels. His chip stack quickly dwindled following a series of doubles before finally being eliminated by shoving into the pocket aces of Chris Brewer. Mateos took home €196,470 for finishing fifth.
With four players left, Brewer went on to grab the lead, trailed by Adams. The final table action featured multiple double-ups. American poker pro Nick Petrangelo survived elimination after doubling thrice in rapid succession, while Kisacikoglu scored two consecutive double ups against Brewer which resulted in the latter’s elimination. Brewer finished fourth for €251,040 and Adams then took over the lead.
The double-up theme continued, with Kisacikoglu grabbing the lead from Adams at one point. Adams eventually knocked Petrangelo out who walked away with €327,440 for finishing third. Petrangelo’s elimination gave Adams a more than 2:1 advantage over his heads-up opponent Kisacikoglu. In the end, victory went to Adams and Kisacikoglu would settle for second place with €512,990 in winnings.
Following his victory, Adams admitted that it was a tough battle as everyone at the table is an elite player. The Canadian poker pro said he prepared himself for a long day of poker given the caliber of his opponents. While he was ready for the long hours of action, Adams said a victory wasn’t always guaranteed because all of those who made the final table were good. Adams said it didn’t come as a surprise if players adopted an aggressive strategy given what’s at stake.
With his latest victory, Adams’ successful run in Prague continues. Apart from winning a $50K High Roller in the Czech capital in 2017, he also cashed in two Main Events at the EPT Prague in 2019 and won a €5,200 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament. So far, he has scored nine cashes in total in Prague.
Being back at the EPT Prague after a couple of years, Adams said the hiatus just made him appreciate the entire series more, as well as the staff and his opponents. Adams was also delighted to see plenty of familiar faces and everyone just enjoyed the tournament and was just happy to be back.
Adams is among the world’s most successful poker pros. His recent victory has brought his total live earnings to more than $26 million. His biggest score came in 2020 when he won the $250K Super High Roller Bowl for $3.6 million. The tournament ran as part of the partypoker MILLIONS Soshi Super High Roller Series. Adams ranks second to Negreanu in Canada’s all-time Money List.