(17.01.2019) The PCA High Roller tournament played with the jokers


The 50 000$ PCA Single-Day High Roller tournament gathered 26 entries and only five highrollers entered the prize zone. The list of finalists is as follows: Igor Kurganov, Justin Bonomo, Alex Foxen, Stephen Chidwick and Timothy Adams. Adams and Chidwick met in the final heads-up. They immediately decided to make a deal and to add to the tournament some spice.

“Are you thinking, what I’m thinking?” Chidwick asked Adams and his opponent smiled. The tournament director was asked if there was a possibility to add two jokers to the deck. At this time, the players calculated the stacks and agreed on a deal, according to which Chidwick won 424 000$, Adams – 351 000$, and 21 500$ and the trophy remained for the winner.

Heads-up continued with a 54-card deck. Adams almost immediately managed to double with A5 against Chidwick’s A7, collecting a flush on the turn. One of the jokers in the deck appeared on the board after about 40 minutes of play and Adams won that hand with another flush. Two hands later, Chidwick doubled with pocket kings against Adams’ ace-king.

In the last hand of the tournament, Chidwick went all-in with AJ and received an instant call from Adams, who was holding the queen with the joker.
7-Q-4-A-6 was placed on the table.
And Timothy Adams became the champion of the event, winning (thanks to the joker) with a set of queens.

​PCA Single-Day High Roller for 50 000$ – results

Timothy Adams(Canada) – 372 508$*
Stephen Chidwick (UK) – 423 822$*
Alex Foxen (USA) – 207 040$
Justin Bonomo (USA) – 149 720$
Igor Kurganov (Russia) – 121 040$
* – the deal was made between two players.


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