A month of incredible poker action Down Under wrapped up with the AU$250,000 Super High Roller Bowl Australia, and nosebleed regular Timothy Adams emerged as the latest SHRB champion, pocketing AU$2,160,000 (~$1.44M). Just 16 entries would be logged, making SHRB Australia the second-smallest event in the tournament’s history after only Super High Roller Bowl London.
Recent high roller entrant Aaron van Blarcum and Cary Katz were the two players in the most danger on the bubble with about 40 big blinds apiece. It would be van Blarcum going down on the bubble as the famously hard-to-kill Katz made his usual tricks work. Van Blarcum lost a heap with top pair to a turned flush held by Burns then got the rest in with A3 against Burns’ nines to bust. Katz hung around for awhile with between 10 and 20 big blinds, but his survival act finally ended when he called off with king-deuce and couldn’t hold against the ten-eight of Adams.
While Adams is a regular participant in the biggest tournaments in the world, this is his first cash in the SHRB series. It’s his third-biggest live cash and pushes him past $20 million overall. The score followed good runs in the Australian Poker Open, where he won a AU$25K event for AU$416,500, and Aussie Millions, where he made final tables in the AU$100K Challenge and AU$50K Challenge. Adams said to Poker Central reporters. “The buy-in is very big and the field is very tough.”
|Place||Player||Home Country||Prize (~USD)|
|1||Timothy Adams||Canada||AU$2,150,000 (~$1,444,831)|
|2||Kahle Burns||Australia||AU$1,200,000 (~$802,684)|
|3||Cary Katz||U.S.A.||AU$640,000 (~$428,168)|