February 3, 2020 Live Poker News, Poker News Lars Liedtke

Timothy Adams wins inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Australia for a massive A$2,160,000!

Facts and Figures Super High Roller Bowl Australia

  • Players: 16
  • Buy-in: $250,000
  • Prize Pool: A$4,000,000
  • First Prize: A$2,160,000

Absolute Elite Field

The inaugural Super High Roller Bowl Australia had a rather small, but absolute elite field including the likes of Stephen Chidwick, Alex Foxen, Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge Champion Michael Addamo, Mikita Badziakouski and Matthias Eibinger.

Elio Fox dominates on Day 1

However, it was US pro Elio Fox, who clearly dominated on Day 1 and entered the Final Table as chipleader, followed by Australian pokerstar Kahle Burns and Timothy Adams.


The very strong final table lineup was completed by Cary Katz and Aaron Van Balrcum.

The chipcounts at the start of the Final Table:

SeatNameCountryChip Count
1Elio FoxUnited States1,337,000
2Timothy AdamsCanada793,000
3Cary KatzUnited States356,000
4Kahle BurnsAustralia951,000
5Aaron Van BlarcumUnited States568,000

Reaching the Final Table was not enough to make the money!

Due to the small field, reaching the final table was not enough to make the money as there were only 3 places paid.


Consequently, the final day started rather slow as all players wanted to make at least the min-cash, which was far from minimal with a whopping A$640,000!

Surprisingly, dominant chipleader Elio Fox suffered a meltdown at the final table and busted first, alsu due to an amazing hero call by Kahle Burns!

Watch the Call of the Tournament by Kahle Burns here:

Aaron Van Barcum bubbles Super High Roller Bowl Australia

That meant the bubble was already reached and the next bustout was deciding about having a massive A$640,000 in your pocket or leaving the tournament with a minus of $250,000!

The bubble did burst, when shortstack Aaron Van Blarcum Van Blarcum took a stand from the small blind with 10 big blind stack and ran into up Kahle Burns’ Pocket Nines, which held up

With this hand Burns took over the chiplead, while Cary Katz was the massive shortstack and he busted next by shoving K-2o short against the button open from Timothy Adams with T-8o. Adams called, hit a ten on the flop and we were Heads-Up!

Heads-Up: Timothy Adams vs Kahle Burns

The first Super High Roller Bowl had a very interesting Heads-Up with top pros Timothy Adams and Kahle Burns battling for the whopping A2,160,000 first prize!

The latter entered Heads-Up play with a 2.5 to 1 chiplead, but Adams managed to quickly turn it around by doubling up.

In the final hand Kahle Burns shoved from the Button with Q-Jo and Adams called with A-9o. Timothy Adams hit the Ace on the flop and had Burns drawing dead, when he made Two Pair on the turn, making Timothy Adams the first-ever Super High Roller Bowl Australia Champion for a staggering AU$2,160,000!

Watch the final hand of Super High Roller Bowl Australia:

Final Result and Payouts:

PlaceNameCountryPrize (AUD)
1stTimothy AdamsCanadaAU$2,160,000
2ndKahle BurnsAustraliaAU$1,200,000
3rdCary KatzUnited StatesAU$640,000
4thAaron Van BlarcumUnited States
5thElio FoxUnited States

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