Michael Addamo Wins WPT Montreal Super High Roller

Aussie superstar Michael Addamo added the WPT Montreal Super High Roller title to his vast collection of victories.

Michael Addamo won another major tournament on January 25 when he took down the WPT Montreal Super High Roller. Addamo finished on top of a 60-strong crowd to reel in another $450,076 in prize money.

WPT Montreal Super High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Michael Addamo United Kingdom $450,076
2 Jon Van Fleet Canada $280,687
3 Benjamin Rolle Austria $182,430
4 Matthias Eibinger Austria $130,521
5 Mikita Badziakouski Slovenia $98,434
6 Justin Bonomo Canada $77,647
7 Arnaud Enselme United Kingdom $64,956

The WPT Montreal festival was scheduled to play out at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic put paid to those plans and partypoker stepped in to host it online.

Sixty of the world’s best players bought into the WPT Montreal Super High Roller for $25,500 and created a $1,500,000 prize pool. Only the top 11 finishers won a slice of the pie, Nick Petrangelo being the unfortunate bubble boy.

Day 2 saw the 11 returning players fight it out on seven-handed tables for the title of champion. Rok Gostisa, Rui Ferreira, Eelis Parssinen and Jordi Urlings all busted before the final table.

United Kingdom-based Frenchman Arnaud Enselme was the final table’s first casualty. Enselme min-raised to 50,000 with Ad-Ad and jammed all-in for 453,000 more when Matthias Eibinger three-bet to 437,500 with 8c-8d. Enselme was a huge favorite to double his stack until the board ran 9s-Th-Qs-Jd-Ac.

Bonomo Busts Out

Sixth place went to Justin Bonomo, the man with the second-most live poker tournament winnings of anyone. The $49 million dollar man moved all-in for 9.5 big blinds with Ad-Th from the button. Attacking the blinds like this often results in the aggressor pulling in the pot. Not this time, however, because Benjamin Rolle woke up with As-Qs in the small blind. Roller re-jammed and won the pot courtesy of a queen on the flop.

The last standing member of the Team partypoker roster, Mikita Badziakouski, busted in fifth-place. He saw an opportunity to add to his stack when the action folded to him on the button. Badziakouski moved all-in for 19 big blinds with Kd-Jd and Rolle, again, woke up with a monster hand. Rolle’s As-Kc stayed best as the five community cards fell 6h-4s-Ts-Td-7h.

Eibinger collected the first six-figure prize of the WPT Montreal Super High Roller event. Addamo started the preflop betting round with a raise to 63,000, Eibinger made it 360,000 before calling when Addamo set him all-in for 119,510 more. It was As-Tc for Addamo, Ks-Js for Eibinger, and a final board reading Ad-3h-4h-Th-2d. Eibinger collected $130,521 for his deep run.

Heads-Up Set in the SHR

Third-place and $182,430 went to Rolle who was the chip leader when three-handed play began. Addamo opened to 73,500 with 9d-8d, Jon Van Fleet called with Qs-Js, and Rolle came along for the ride with 7c-5c. The flop fell 4c-6d-3d and all three players checked. The 4d turn saw Van Fleet check, Rolle bet 122,500 and Addamo raise to 361,812. Van Fleet folded but Rolle raised all-in for 1,002,498 and was called. The Kd river completed the board and busted Rolle.

Addamo held a 4,448,418 to 1,551,582 lead going into heads-up. There was only ever going to be one winner of the WPT Montreal Super High Roller from this point.

It didn’t take long for Addamo to relive Van Fleet of his stack. Addamo raised to 87,500 with 7c-7d and Van Fleet raised to Ac-8c. Addamo called and improved to a set on the 6s-3d-7s flop. Van Fleet continued for 157,500 and Addamo called. The 9d turn saw similar action with Van Fleet betting 402,500 and Addamo calling. The 4c river missed Van Fleet, but he pushed all-in for 922,020 anyway. Addamo quickly called, Van Fleet busted, and Addamo became the WPT Montreal Super High Roller champion.

This won’t be the last time we see Addamo this series because some big events are scheduled. He won’t win the Main Event because that is now on Day 2. He could, however, enter the $5,200 6-Max High Roller, $2,100 High Roller Turbo, or the $10,300 Mike Sexton Classic. Don’t bet against him winning any of those should he buy in.

Matthew Pitt

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