Addamo wins WPTWOC Super High Roller for $1.2 million

Jon Pill
Posted on: September 25, 2020 08:50 PDT

The World Poker Tour World Online Championship's $102,000 Super High Roller event was the second Super High Roller event of the year. And so far one of the very few $100k+ buy-in tourneys ever played online.

This one attracted 31 players to the table, allowing partypoker to cover the $3 million guarantee even before 9 players availed themselves of the rebuy option.

That made for a nice round figure for the prize pool of $4,000,000 when the rebuy period closed. That put $1.5 million up top for first and $992k for second. The min-cash of $229,600 would go to sixth place.

In the end, the WPT WOC SHR title went to Michael Addamo, after a thrilling heads up confrontation (and less thrilling heads up deal) with Isaac Haxton.

Pony up...

Day 1 whittled the field down from 31 to 7 players.

The short-handed final table guaranteed every player on Day 2 would either make some bank or be the bubble boy.

Players who didn’t make it to Day 2 at all included Artur Martirosian, Jake Schindler, and Adrian Mateos. Sam Greenwood who final tabled in the other of 2020’s two super high roller online events — also entered and exited on Day 1. With him went online super star Justin Bonomo and the winner of the two biggest online no limit Holdem pots on record: Wiktor Malinowski.

Day 1 finished with blinds at 5k/10k and an ante of 1,250.

The final seven who went through to Day 2 were in order of chip stack size: Michael Addamo (998,415), Sergi Reixach (900,895), Christoph Vogelsang (730,550), Daniel Dvoress (553,571), Isaac Haxton (296,781), Linus Loeliger (280,290), and Charlotte Godwin (239,498).

...Shuffle up...

These magnificent seven came back the next day to play for the big bucks. There was plenty of cautious circling of one another at first, but finally, the bubble burst when Daniel Dvoress busted out.

Despite her small stack, the relatively unknown Charlotte Godwin managed to just miss busting out in fourth. She had just 14 big blinds when Two of the big stacks got it in, sending Reixach to the rail in Godwin's place.

This caused the WPT to Tweet: “How's it feel to make an extra $250K just by folding. Charlie Godwin does just that going up to 3rd place when Sergi Reixach and Isaac Haxton collide.”

Godwin took third instead, leaving Haxton and Addamo to duke it out for first.

…and deal

If Godwin could have held on a little longer she would have had a much bigger pay jump coming. With blinds rising and so much money on the line, Haxton and Addamo cut a deal. They left $30,000 on the table to play for, along with the title. Then they split what was left based on their relative stack sizes.

With the deal agreed, play got back underway.

The two high stakes hammerheads eyed each other up for a weakness. The chip stacks see-sawed back and forth. First Addamo took the lead, then Haxton. Then the balance shifted back.

Neither player got it all in until the final hand, when Addamo spiked a pair of aces on the river to bring Haxton right down to the felt. Both players made over $1.2 million for their finishes.

Final table results

1st – Michael Addamo – $1,284,114

2nd – Isaac Haxton – $1,216,286

3rd – Charlie Godwin – $620,000

4th – Sergi Reixach – $374,000

5th – Linus Loeliger – $276,000

6th – Christoph Vogelsang – $229,600

7th – Daniel Dvoress – (Bubbled)