Christoph Vogelsang on the button opened to 235,000 with . Over to Timothy Adams in the big blind, who three-bet to 900,000 with . Vogelsang called, but passed quickly when Adams led for 1,100,000 on the flop.
The very next hand, Vogelsang three-bet his own big blind (with ), raising Adams’ button open of 230,000 to 770,000. Adams, with , four-bet jammed and Vogelsang folded.
Small pots have gone to each of the heads up trophy contenders, the net result: they’re still almost even in chips. No spots where tournament life has been on the line – except one: Timothy Adams limped his button (as has been the norm recently) with . Vogelsang, with pushed forward a stack of blue 100k chips, announcing “all in,” and Adams made what looked like a reluctant fold.
“I feel like yesterday was one of the most gruelling days of poker I’ve played,” reminisced Adams, remembering the twelve hour marathon it took to get to the bubble.
Timothy Adams limped his button with , calling when Christoph Vogelsang upped it to 700,000 with . He flopped top pair: and called when Vogelsang continued for 550,000. That was the end of it for the German; the flop checked through and Vogelsang folded to Adams’ 1,300,000 bet on the river.
Christoph Vogelsang raised to 235,000 with when Timothy Adams called preflop with ; call. On the flop of , Adams check-raised Vogelsang’s 190,000 continue to 560,000. The slight chip leader made the call. Both players checked the turn, Vogelsang folding to Adams’ lead for 1,100,000 on the river.
Three-handed play is over almost before it got going. Down to just 10 big blinds, Mikita Badziakouski picked up in the big blind. Timothy Adams folded, and small blind (chip leader) Christoph Vogelsang paused, still and silent, for around 20 seconds, before setting his opponent all in with . Badziakouski snap-called and stood up while the board decided his fate.
The flop: . Two pair for Vogelsang. Badziakouski called for a spade: “Just don’t let me be drawing dead… give me a sweat!”
The turn gave him the sweat: . The river , however, ended the Belarusian top tournament player and partypoker Team Pro’s run at the trophy in 3rd.
Having lost a pot of over a million chips to Timothy Adams (calling pre and on a flop with before giving up on a turn when Adams bet 600,000 (with , as it happened)), Mikita Badziakouski has dropped in chips to 13 big blinds.
Ben Heath has picked up a million dollars for his first Super High Roller Bowl cash, breaking the four-handed deadlock at this final table.
Preflop, Heath moved in for 1,200,000 in the small blind with . Big blind Timothy Adams considered the bet (12 big blinds) and his hand before making the call to put Heath at risk. Heath flopped an open ended straight draw: and suggested the “five of spades” as the turn card. It wasn’t, it was the , and with the on the river, Heath’s run in this event, during which he spent a long time as chip leader, is over.
Ben Heath jammed for 1,200,000 first to act, first hand of the new level with , with no interest from his trio of competitors.
Next hand saw Christoph Vogelsang three-bet the button to 630,000 with over a cutoff open from Timothy Adams; no call. Vogelsang, in a series of smaller pots at the end of the last level, has pulled ahead of the others, and is now using all the pressure the chip leader’s stack can exert to his advantage.
50,000 / 100,000
Big Blind Ante
Ben Heath, having regained the stack of 3,000,000+ he held around five hours ago, has dropped right back down to the short stack spot (1.6 million) after doubling up Timothy Adams. Button Heath opened for 190,000 with and found small blind Adams moving in for 1,400,000 with . Not being able to see the hole cards, as we can on the livestream, Heath took a couple of timebanks and then made the call. The board ran out and we have another dramatic change in the leaderboard.
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