Michael Addamo Captures 2021 Wsop Gold Bracelet

After the first week to 10 days of the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, we reported that the attendance was good, considering the lack of international players at that point and the vaccine mandate. More players competed than expected. Weeks later, the WSOP is past the halfway point of the 88-tournament series, and attendance is officially solid.

And the first Aussie of this year’s live WSOP grabbed gold in the past few weeks. Michael Addamo only had to get to the United States from the UK, but it wasn’t an easy task. And he still claims his home country of Australia when playing. His wins prior to the WSOP in high-stakes tournaments and this shiny new WSOP gold make him one of the stars of the series thus far.

Results of WSOP Events 17-37

Picking up where we left off earlier in October, here are results the followed the first week or so of action.

  • Event 17: $1,500 NLHE Millionaire Maker = 5,326 entries, $6,990,060 prize pool to pay 799 players, Daniel Lazrus of USA won for $1M
  • Event 18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball = 253 entries, $562,925 prize pool to pay 38 players, Vladimir Peck of USA won for $134,390
  • Event 19: $10K Seven Card Stud Championship = 62 entries, $578,150 prize pool to pay 10 players, Anthony Zinno of USA won for $182,872
  • Event 20: $1K NLHE Flip & Go = 1,232 entries, $1,103,600 prize pool to pay 155 players, DJ Alexander of USA won for $180,665
  • Event 21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha = 641 entries, $855,735 prize pool to pay 96 players, Dylan Linde of USA won for $170,269
  • Event 22: $1K NLHE Ladies Championship = 644 entries, $582,180 prize pool to pay 97 players, Lara Eisenberg of USA won for $115,694
  • Event 23: $1,500 8-Game Mix 6-Handed = 484 entries, $646,140 prize pool to pay 73 players, Ryan Leng of USA won for $137,969
  • Event 24: $600 PLO Deepstack = 1,572 entries, $801,720 prize pool to pay 236 players, Michael Prendergast of USA won for $127,428
  • Event 25: $5K NLHE 6-Handed = 578 entries, $2,785,950 prize pool to pay 91 players, Scott Ball of USA won for $562,667
  • Event 26: $1K NLHE Freezeout = 1,358 entries, $1,208,620 prize pool to pay 204 players, Dalibor Dula of Czech Republic won for $199,227
  • Event 27: $1,500 HORSE = 594 entries, $792,990 prize pool to pay 90 players, Anthony Zinno of USA won for $160,636
  • Event 28: $1K PLO = 422 entries, $951,410 prize pool to pay 161 players, Dylan Weisman of USA won for $166,461
  • Event 29: $10K Short Deck = 66 entries, $615,450 prize pool to pay 10 players, Chance Kornuth of USA won for $194,670
  • Event 30: $1,500 NLHE Monster Stack = 3,520 entries, $2,699,200 prize pool to pay 528 players, Michael Noori of USA won for $610,437
  • Event 31: $1,500 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw = 272 entries, $363,120 prize pool to pay 41 players, Phil Hellmuth of USA won for $84,851
  • Event 32: $3K HORSE = 282 entries, $752,940 prize pool to pay 43 players, Jim Collopy of USA won for $172,823
  • Event 33: $800 NLHE Deepstack = 2,778 entries, $1,955,712 prize pool to pay 417 players, Ran Koller of Israel won for $269,478
  • Event 34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw = 284 entries, $380,475 prize pool to pay 43 players, David Baker of USA won for $87,837
  • Event 35: $500 NLHE Freezeout = 2,931 entries, $1,231,020 prize pool to pay 440 players, Anthony Koutsos of USA won for $167,272
  • Event 36: $10K Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship = 93 entries, $867,225 prize pool to pay 14 players, Adam Friedman of USA won for $248,350
  • Event 37: $1,500 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty = 1,441 entries, $1,923,735 prize pool to pay 217 players, Karolis Sereika of Lithuania won for $195,310

Addamo Wins for Australia

Event 38 was the highest buy-in of the 2021 WSOP thus far. But for some players who regularly play high rollers, this wasn’t even the biggest tournament of the year for them. There were 81 entries in all, which created an impressive prize pool of $3,877,875 but only enough to pay the top 13 finishers.

Several non-Americans made it to that point, as Johan Guilbert of France was the first to cash in the event for $80K. Anthony Zinno, Scott Ball, and Dan Smith followed. Leonard Maue of Germany finished in ninth for $103,635 but bubbled the final table.

Addamo had led the tournament at the end of Day 1 by a large margin (5.15M chips to the 3.73M of Erik Seidel). He bagged an even bigger lead after Day 2 with 11,475,000 chips (as compared to Justin Bonomo’s 4,975,000 chips). He dominated on the final day as well, losing his lead to Bonomo during heads-up play only briefly.

The final table results were:

  • 1st place: Michael Addamo (Australia) $1,132,968
  • 2nd place: Justin Bonomo (US) $700,228
  • 3rd place: Gal Yifrach (US) $495,305
  • 4th place: Erik Seidel (US) $358,664
  • 5th place: Chris Hunichen (US) $266,031
  • 6th place: Bin Weng (US) $202,236
  • 7th place: Sam Soverel (US) $157,666
  • 8th place: Mustapha Kanit (Italy) $126,141

This was Addamo’s third WSOP bracelet. He won his first in 2018 in the $2,620 buy-in NLHE Marathon tournament. And he captured his second victory later that year at the WSOP Europe festivities in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. He won the €25,150 NLHE High Roller bracelet for nearly €850K. Addamo came close to another bracelet in 2019 when he finished third in the $50K NLHE High Roller. And last year, during the pandemic, he played the WSOP on GGPoker and finished second in the $10K NLHE Heads-Up Championship.

Now, Addamo has three WSOP gold bracelets to his name and more than $15.5M in live online tournament earnings alone.

Results of WSOP Events 39-50

After the Aussie victory, more events played out at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas.

  • Event 39: $1,500 PLO = 821 entries, $1,096,035 prize pool to pay 124 players, Josh Arieh of USA won for $204,766
  • Event 40: $10K HORSE Championship = 149 entries, $1,389,425 prize pool to pay 23 players, Kevin Gerhart of USA won for $361,124
  • Event 41: $2,500 NLHE Freezeout = 896 entries, $1,993,600 prize pool to pay 135 players, Carlos Chang of Taiwan won for $364,589
  • Event 42: $1,500 Razz = 311 entries, $563,370 prize pool to pay 47 players, Bradley Ruben of USA won for $99,188
  • Event 43: $1K NLHE Double Stack = 3,991 entries, $3,551,990 prize pool to pay 599 players, Anthony Denove of USA won for $446,983
  • Event 44: $3K LHE 6-Handed = 162 entries, $432,540 prize pool to pay 25 players, Ryan Hansen of USA won for $109,692
  • Event 45: $10K PLO Championship = 344 entries, $3,207,800 prize pool to pay 52 players, Tommy Le of USA won for $746,477
  • Event 46: $800 NLHE Deepstack = 2,053 entries, $1,45,312 prize pool to pay 308 players, Chad Norton of USA won for $214,830
  • Event 47: $5K NLHE Freezeout = 421 entries, $1,941,863 prize pool to pay 64 players, Alexandre Reard of France won for $428,694
  • Event 48: $1,500 NLHE Shootout = 800 entries, $1,068,000 prize pool to pay 80 players, Gershon Distenfeld of USA won for $204,063
  • Event 49: $10K NL 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship = 122 entries, $1,137,000 prize pool to pay 19 players, Farzad Bonyadi of USA won for $297,051
  • Event 50: $600 Mixed NLHE/PLO = 1,569 entries, $800,190 prize pool to pay 236 players, Darrin Wright of USA won for $127,219

 

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