Addamo Secures His Fourth WSOP Bracelet and $1.9M

Australian high-stakes pro Michael Addamo won his fourth WSOP bracelet and another $1.9 million by taking down the $100,000 High Roller.

Australia’s Michael Addamo won his third WSOP bracelet in the $50,000 High Roller event earlier in the series. That victory came with $1,132,968 in prize money. Addamo did it again in the $100,000 High Roller event, winning his fourth WSOP bracelet and $1,958,569.

The $100,000 High Roller drew in a crowd of 64 entrants, and only ten received prize money. Mark Herm was the unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble. Herm open-shoved for slightly more than four big blind with Ad-Kd. Unfortunately, for Herm at least, Sean Perry woke up with As-Ac and called. The board failed to come to Herm’s rescue, and he crashed out in 11th.

GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz fell in tenth for $167,869, which set the official final table.

Addamo Leads Final Table As He Hunts Fourth WSOP Bracelet

The final table was a star-studded affair, as you would expect from such a high buy-in event. Addamo led the way, but securing his fourth WSOP bracelet was not a forgone conclusion.

Bill Klein’s exit in ninth, his Ad-Jc lost to Addamo’s Ah-Qc, reduced the player count by one. Klein collected $186,909.

Eighth place and $217,274 went to Mikita Badziakouski; again it was Addamo who did the damage. Addamo min-raised to 320,000, Badziakouski three-bet jammed for 2,265,000, and Addamo called. It was Ac-9s for Addamo, Ah-8h for Badziakouski, and a board reading 2s-4h-Kc-Td-Ks.

British pro Sam Grafton was the next to bust, doing so with a hero call. Denmark’s Henrik Hecklen min-raised to 400,000 on the button, and Grafton called in the big blind. Both players checked the 4s-7c-Th flop, with Grafton check-calling a 625,000 bet on the 9s turn. Grafton checked on the 6d river, and Hecklen shoved all-in. Grafton tanked before calling and showing Ac-9d. However, Hecklen flipped over Qd-8h for a straight.

Addamo edged closer to his fourth WSOP bracelet when he sent Sorel Mizzi to the showers. Addamo open-shoved from early position, and Mizzi called for 20 big blinds with Ah-7c. It was Qs-7s for Addamo, which won courtesy of the 8h-4d-9d-Qc-9s board.

Addamo Holds Commanding Lead Going Into Day 3

Mizzi’s elimination brought the curtain down on proceedings; the final five players returned the following day. Addamo’s stack was that large it almost matched all the other chip stacks combined! His fourth WSOP bracelet was in sight.

The final five became four when Hecklen’s Qh-Jd lost to the Kh-3h of Sam Soverel. Fifth place weighed in at $434,523.

Perry bowed out in fourth at the hands of Kevin Rabichow. With blinds of 150,000/300,000/300,000a, Rabichow opened to 4,000,000 on the button, and Perry called all in from the big blind for 3,650,000. Perry showed 6h-6s and lost to the 8h-8d when the board ran 8c-Jd-Td-Ah-Qd.

Addamo and Soverel clashed several times, but the important battle when the Aussie’s way. His Jd-Td beat Soverel’s Ac-Js before his As-Jd prevailed against Ah-Td to send the Florida man to the rail.

Rabichow trailed Addamo by 5,000,000 to 28,000,000 and had his work cut out to stop Addamo from winning his fourth WSOP bracelet. Heads-up was over almost as quickly as it began. Addamo set his opponent all-in with Kc-2s, and was called by As-6h. The 2h-5h-5d-Qs-7h board busted Rabichow in second and locked up Addamo’s fourth WSOP bracelet.

$100,000 High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Michael Addamo Australia $1,958,569
2 Kevin Rabichow United States $1,210,487
3 Sam Soverel United States $830,992
4 Sean Perry United States $590,344
5 Henrik Hecklen Denmark $434,523
6 Sorel Mizzi Canada $331,806
7 Sam Grafton United Kingdom $263,227
8 Mikita Badziakouski Belarus $217,274
9 Bill Klein United States $186,909

This latest victory pushes Addamo’s lifetime winnings in the live MTT world north of $17.7 million. That princely sum puts him top of Australia’s all-time money list by more than $5 million. Addamo is showing no signs of slowing down, quite the opposite, so expect to read more about him on these pages in the coming weeks and months.

Brad Johnson

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