Timothy Adams Takes Triton Main Event Crown in Jeju

March 11th, 2019 | by Greg Shaun

The latest Triton Super High Roller Series in Jeju, South Korea, has come to a close after Timothy Adams took down the star-studded main event.

Timothy Adams Triton Poker

Timothy Adams has won the latest Triton Poker super high roller main event in Jeju, South Korea. (Images: Triton Series)

Sitting down alongside a who’s who of poker between March 7 and 9, the Canadian dominated when it mattered but it was a mistimed hero call that got it done.

Swift Start and Dramatic Finish in Jeju

Starting the finale out in front, Adams was able to sit back as Isaac Haxton and David Peters hit the rail within the first two hands. With two tough players watching from the sidelines, Adams took enough big pots to stay strong in the face of a surge by Bryn Kenney.

With his opponent eliminating three of the six finalists, Adams knew the heads-up showdown wasn’t going to be easy. Despite being behind, Adams negotiated a $3 million deal head-up.

As the final battle got underway inside Landing Casino, neither player was willing to give an inch. Indeed, with $500,000 left to play for, the level of poker on display was exceptional.

In the end, it was a great call at the wrong time that settled things in the $255,000 main event.

With the board showing 4♥3♦J♠9♥K♥, Kenney looked down at A♣10♦. Reviewing the hand dynamics and Adam’s possible range, the American eventually made a hero call.

The brave move wasn’t rewarded this time as Adam’s queen-high flush was more than enough to scoop the tournament winning pot.

Mistimed Hero Call Makes Adams Triton Hero

Speaking to reporters after his win, the new Triton Poker champion said three days of “grueling” action all made for a thrilling victory.

2019 Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event Result

  1. Timothy Adams – $3,536,550*
  2. Bryn Kenney – $3,062,513*
  3. Dan Smith – $1,732,572
  4. Peter Jetten – $1,323,634
  5. David Peters – $1,038,269
  6. Isaac Haxton – $802,589

*Denotes a deal.

In closing the book on another successful event, Adams will now join previous Triton winners, including Jason Koon and 2018 Jeju and WSOPE short-deck champion, Nikita Badziakouski.

For those that follow the fastest rising events on the circuit, coverage of the festival will be making its way to YouTube in the coming weeks.

As people relive the action from Jeju, the Triton team will be busy planning where to host their next nosebleed stakes showdown.


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