Timothy Adams and Eelis Parssinen Latest Winners At SHRSE Poker Festival

The Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa in North Cyprus has played host to a smorgasbord of high-stakes tournament action so far this month. The Super High Roller Series Europe, second consecutive festival taking place at the venue, is currently reaching its climax with the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl Europe taking place over the course of three days. In the lead-up to that marquee event, a pair of tournaments wrapped up that each awarded hundreds of thousands in prize money, but flew under the radar in terms of live updates and streaming coverage due to the impending main event.

The first to wrap up was a $25,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em turbo event that was a late addition to the schedule. The tournament attracted a total of 31 entries, building a prize pool of $775,000 that was ultimately paid out among the top five finishers.

When the smoke cleared, the last player standing was bracelet winner and 2020 Super High Roller Bowl Russia main event champion Timothy Adams. The Canadian poker pro secured his 16th career title and $310,000 for the win. Adams now has more than $28.2 million in lifetime tournament earnings.

The victory came just a day prior to his fourth-place finish in the $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event. With that included, he has now made a total of four final tables in 2022, including another win in a €50,000 buy-in high roller at the European Poker Tour Prague festival. He is now sitting inside the top 60 in the Card Player Player of the Year and the PokerGO Tour points races thanks to his recent success.

Marius Gierse, who won event no. 3 of this series, earned $201,500 as the runner-up finisher, while Daniel Dvoress scored $124,000 as the third-place finisher just before he emerged victorious in event no. 6 for $731,000. Dvoress is now a top-50 POY contender, and is ranked 12th in the PGT standings.

PlacePlayerEarnings (USD)POY PointsPGT Points
1Timothy Adams$310,000336186
2Marius Gierse$201,500280121
3Daniel Dvoress$124,00022474
4Michael Soyza$85,25016851
5Teun Mulder$54,25014033


A $25,000 pot-limit Omaha event ran alongside day 1 of the SHRB Europe main event. It drew 20 players to build a $500,000 prize pool that would be divvied up between the top three finishers.

Finnish bracelet winner Eelis Parssinen came away with the title and the top prize of $270,000. This was his third final table in a pot-limit Omaha event at the series, having placed sixth in the kickoff $25,000 buy-in event for $50,000 and fourth in the $50,000 buy-in for $176,000. The score saw him increase his live tournament earnings to just shy of $2 million.

Fellow Finn Joni Jouhkimainen was the runner-up, earning $150,000 for his second final-table showing of the series. Yassin Mahmoud finished third for $80,000.

PlacePlayerEarnings (USD)POY PointsPGT Points
1Eelis Parssinen$270,000252162
2Joni Jouhkimainen$150,00021090
3Yassin Mahmoud$80,00016848

Photo credit: Merit Poker.

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