Timothy Adams already made headlines in the poker world when he was crowned champion earlier this year – but now, he’s done it again, after taking down the €50,000 Super High Roller, at the PokerStars Championship Prague.
This may come as a surprise to some who’re more used to seeing the likes of Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Steve O’ Dwyer taking down million-euro prize pools, but the youngster’s age, and apparent lack of experience are clearly not something he needs to be concerned about.
The tournament itself was about as action-packed as you could ever wish for, and with 79 competitors starting, it came down to a fantastic final table.
The final table begun with Mikita Badziakouski holding an overwhelming 3:1 chip lead over Adams – although this was quickly switched, thanks to a courageous river bluff, that saw Adams scoop a 2.1 Million-chip pot.
When asked about his strategy for the final table, Adams didn’t have much to say – but he did tell Laura Corneluis (a PokerNews side-line reporter): “They are two of the best players in the world; they play close to perfect.”
Many poker players would now include Adams in the “playing perfect” bracket – but his modesty and humble-like nature after winning is a qualify that’s often overlooked within the poker world, so it’s likely we’ll be hearing a lot of positive things about Adams in the coming years.
Adams – a Canadian national – has now amassed a small fortune playing poker, and his live tournament earnings JUST in 2017 come to $3,686,373 – a figure that is even more impressive when you realize that he took a few months out, over summer.
His lifetime earnings are equally as impressive, with a $7.8 Million placing him in the top-10 of Canada’s all-time money list. Daniel Negreanu still heads up the list – but Adams – a young, ambitious player – could well see himself challenging Kid Poker for the title of Canada’s most successful tournament player!
The win wasn’t just a success for Adams, however – it’s also the 7th millionaire PokerStars has made this year alone – and along with the publicity PokerStars enjoys from this (even some non-gambling related media covered the story), it’s great to see real lives being changed.
While Adams hasn’t said much about his plans for the rest of the year – and early next year – it’s very likely that we’ll see him start to take on some of the bigger events – although it’s not clear whether he’s being backed by another more established pro – and, if so, what the exact percentage deal is.
Still, we don’t think Adams will be complaining, as his million-euro payday comes at a great time of year; just before Christmas. He’ll probably be taking some time off to do some (expensive) Christmas shopping, and we wish him all the best for his next appearance on the poker circuit!