WSOP 2021: Michael Addamo wins his fourth bracelet in $100k High Roller

Jon Pill
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Posted on 11/24/2021

The 2021 WSOP Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em came to a close this evening with all the chips in front of Michael Addamo. The 27-year-old Australian pro has had quite a run this year. He came into this year’s World Series of Poker with two bracelets on his wrist. He will be leaving it with two more.

Addamo has also just been rolling high-roller events, one after another for the last few months. This marks his sixth first-place finish in $10k+ events in the last ten weeks. One of those wins earned him bracelet number three (2021 WSOP $50k High Roller 8-handed). He even managed to sneak a $15k Aria win during the series.

Just those six first-place finishes have earned him a little over $9.4 million. Though all that cash came at some small cost, Addamo admits.

“I’ve been playing non-stop for three and a half months straight,” Addamo explained in his post-game interview. “So, I am ready for a break.”

He can probably afford to take a holiday at this point. If he gets bored, they still have legal online poker in Maui.

The WSOP tweeted its congratulations on Addamo’s remarkable performance.

“Michael Addamo takes down the $100,000 High Roller,” @WSOP wrote. “To earn $1,958,560 and his fourth career gold bracelet and second of the 2021 series.”

Playing with the best

The Main Event may be over. However, with a string of high roller events in quick succession, the series is still delivering thrilling action right up until closing time.

The 2021 WSOP $100,000 High Roller saw 64 buy-ins, most of them from big names.

Among those who didn’t make it to Day 2 were: Jason Koon, Justin Bonomo, and Stephen Chidwick. Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, and Phil Hellmuth made Day 2 but no further. And the final table sported a lineup that included Fedor Holz, Bill Klein, Sam Grafton, Sorel Mizzi, Sam Soverel, and Kevin Rabichow.

The last of these sharks, Rabichow, ended up being Addamo’s heads-up partner, a tough prospect.

“Kevin is a heads-up player originally,” Addamo explained. “So, it would have been quite tough with the double up there,” he added, referring to the final hand in which Rabichow was still deep enough to get back into the game.

In that final hand, Rabichow got it all in with the A♠6, and Addamo with the K♣2♠. But the board of 255Q♠7 gave the win to Addamo.

@b33njammin80 congratulated Addamo, writing: “Congrats to Michael Addamo for taking down the @WSOP $100K High Roller and his 4th Bracelet (2nd of the series) along with the almost $2 million dollar first prize.”

2021 WSOP Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em complete final table results

PositionPlayer NamePayout
1stMichael Addamo$1,958,569
2ndKevin Rabichow$1,210,487
3rdSam Soverel$830,992
4thSean Perry$590,344
5thHenrik Hecklen$434,523
6thSorel Mizzi$331,806
7thSam Grafton$263,227
8thMikita Badziakouski$217,274
9thBill Klein$186,909
10thFedor Holz$167,869

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