Timothy Adams takes down GGPoker Super MILLION$ Episode 26

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on: December 9, 2020 8:00 pm EST

Adams breaks through in his third Super MILLION$ final table appearance

Timothy Adams can now add “Super MILLION$ Champion” to his incredible list of poker accomplishments.

Adams took down the latest edition of the GGPoker $10,300 Super MILLION$ High Roller, coming away with a $315,158 payday. One of poker’s all-time tournament greats, Adams’ victory on Tuesday marked the first time he’s won the Super MILLION$.

The weekly tournament regularly draws one of poker’s toughest fields for the $1.5 M guaranteed event at GGPoker. Episode 26 of the tournament marked Adams’ third final table appearance at the Super MILLION$.

With the victory, Adams moved to over the $4.25 million mark in career earnings on GGPoker. Adams’ combined tournament earnings from recorded online and live results now sit at just under the $32 million mark.

Super MILLION$ Episode 26 Final Table Results

FinishPlayer NameCountryPrize
1Timothy AdamsCanada$315,158
2Jans ArdensAustria$255,485
4Artur MartirosianRussia$167,896
5Alex PapazianCroatia$136,106
6Fabrice TouilBrazil$110,335
7Lauyrnas LevinskasCroatia$89,444
8Seth DaviesCanada$72,508
9Anatoly FilatovRussia$58,779

Final table action

Adams entered Tuesday’s final table with a big chip lead, with his 11 big blind stack well ahead of his next closest competitor. Alex Papazian (66 big blinds) and ‘MAMOHT’ (46 big blinds) came into the final table second and third in chips respectively.

The other six finalists all entered Tuesday’s play with relatively short stacks, as Adams appeared poised as a strong contender to take down his first Super MILLION$ title.

Final table player lasted just under three hours, with Anatoly Filatov (9th – $58,780), Seth Davies (8th – $72,509), and Lauyrnas Levinskas (7th – $89,444) as the first three players to exit from the final nine.

All of the remaining six players came away with six-figure payouts, as the 173 tournament entries pushed the prize pool past the guarantee to $1.73 million. Six-handed play lasted more than 40 minutes, finally breaking with the elimination of Fabrice Touil (6th – $110,335).

Adams’ chip lead over the rest of his field had grown even bigger at that point, with just over 74 big blinds. The other four players all held stacks of 22 big blinds or less going into five-handed action.

Adams closes it out

The tournament became a four-handed affair after the elimination of Papazian (5th – $136,106). Artur Martirosian (4th – $167,896) added yet another six-figure score to his exceptional run of big results in 2020.

‘MAMOHT_T’ (3rd – $207,111) hit the rail in third place to set up the final heads-up battle between Adams and Jans Ardens. Adams entered two-handed play with more than a two-to-one chip advantage.

Heads-up play lasted just over 10 minutes. The final hand saw Arends open to 400,000, Adams three-bet to 1,180,000, Arends four-bet shoved his 7.166 million stack and Adams made the call.

Arends ace-queen offsuit was up against the pocket queens of Adams, with Adams having Arends covered going to the showdown. The board ran out jack-high, clinching the title for Adams. Ardens (2nd -$255,485) is now approaching the $2 million mark in GGPoker tournament earnings after the second-place showing.

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