Addamo Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in the $50K High Roller

Australia's Michael ddamo won his third WSOP bracelet by taking down the $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller event in Las Vegas.

Michael Addamo won his third WSOP bracelet by taking down Event #38: $50,000 High Roller at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP). Addamo is in the form of his life and ran out a worthy champion. The talented Australian outlasted 80 opponents on his way to collecting $1,132,968 and his third WSOP bracelet.

Addamo’s $50,000 High Roller victory came less than a month after he triumphed in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl. He collected $3,402,000 on that occasion. He won a $100,000 buy-in event a week earlier for $1,160,000, too. Now Addamo has a third WSOP bracelet to keep the pair he won in 2018 company.

Only the top 13 finishers won a slice of the $3,877,875 prize pool. Superstars including Jason Koon, Joe McKeehen, David Peters, and Stephen Chidwick fell short of the money places. At least they did not bust in 14th place and burst the money bubble. Elio Fox had that dubious honor, losing a flip with Qs-Jc against Addamo’s 3d-3c.

Johan Guilbert, Anthony Zinno, Scott Ball, and Dan Smith followed Fox to the sidelines, albeit with some prize money to show for their efforts.

Addamo Has One Hand on His Third WSOP Bracelet; Leads The Final Table

The final nine players gathered together with Addamo on course for his third WSOP bracelet. The aggressive Aussie had 6,800,000 chips. Nine-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel was second on 4,200,000 chips.

Leonard Maue crashed out in ninth place. Maue open-shoved for 7.75 big blinds with Kh-Qd, and Bin Weng called from the small blind with Ks-Kc. The five community cards provided no drams, and Maue was gone.

Italy’s Mustapha Kanit was the next player to run into a monster pair. Kanit min-raised to 160,000 with Ad-Qh, Gal Yifrach three-bet shoved for 1,525,000 with As-Ah, and Kanit called all-in for less. A six-high board resigned Kanit to eighth place and $126,141.

Sam Soverel of Florida bowed out in seventh place for $157,666. He three-bet all-in for 20 big blinds with Td-Th after Seidel min-raised. Seidel call with Ad-Kh and won despite Soverel flopping a set on the Tc-9h-Qd-Jd-7h board.

Addamo grew closer to his third WSOP bracelet when Weng bowed out in sixth, a finish worth $202,236. Weng lost with eights versus Justin Bonomo’s nines and was all-in on the big blind the next hand. Bonomo received Weng’s tiny short stack.

Weng’s exit left only five players in the hunt for the title. It brought the curtain down on Day 2 so PokerGO could stream the grand finale of the $50,000 High Roller.

Addamo Has Twice As Many Chips As Anyone Else

Addamo held 11,475,000 chips going into five-handed play, more than twice the number of anyone else. He extended his lead when Chris Hunichen moved all-in with Qh-9h on a 7h-6s-Js-8h board. Addamo called with Jh-Tc, which held when the Jd landed on the river.

The Australian grinder then won a flip with Ah-Ks against Seidel’s 8h-8d to reduce the player count further. Seidel missed out on his tenth bracelet but did win $358,665.

Yifrach was the shortest of the three stacks and was resigned to moving all-in or folding. He opted for the former when he found Ad-7c but did not count on Addamo calling with 8s-8d. The final board read 6s-3s-4d-Ks-As, giving Yifrach a pair of aces but Addamo a flush.

Addamo secured his third WSOP bracelet after a huge hand against Bonomo. With blinds of 80,000/160,000/160,000a, Bonomo made it 450,000, Addamo three-bet to 1,800,000, and Bonomo shoved for 11,300,000. Addamo tank-called with Kh-Jh and Bonomo showed Th-9s. The board ran Qd-Jc-Th-Ts-Ac, gifting Addamo the third WSOP bracelet of his career in addition to $1,132,968 in prize money.

Place Player Country Prize
1 Michael Addamo Australia $1,132,968
2 Justin Bonomo United States $700,228
3 Gal Yifrach United States $495,305
4 Erik Seidel United States $358,665
5 Chris Hunichen United States $266,031
6 Bin Weng United States $202,236
7 Sam Soverel United States $157,666
8 Mustapha Kanit Italy $126,141
9 Leonard Maue Germany $103,635

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