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He has done it again! Australian pro Michael Addamo (cover image) clinched his third consecutive high roller title on Wednesday after championing the 2021 Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB) VI for a handsome $3.40 Million payday!
The 27-year-old is on an unbelievable hot streak just as the 2021 WSOP annual series is about to start. Addamo won back-to-back events at the end of the Poker Masters to earn over $1.80 Million and secure the Purple Jacket in mid-September. Less than two weeks later, he trumped the 21-entry field at the 2021 SHRB VI.
The two-time WSOP bracelet winner now has more than $13.50 Million in live tournament earnings. According to the Hendon Mob poker database, Addamo has edged past Joe Hachem for first place on Australia’s All-Time Money List.
“It hasn’t really sunk in,” admitted Addamo in the post-tournament interview. “I think maybe after a week with some good sleep and rest that I’ll be like, ‘All right, that was an insane week.’”
“I’d say I’m a very competitive person, so I was definitely trying my best and battling hard,” said Addamo when asked about his heads-up with Bonomo.
Addamo had ended Day 2 of the $300K buy-in tourney as the final table chip leader with a stack of 2,900,000. He held a massive chip lead over his four opponents, namely Justin Bonomo (1,110,000), Sean Winter (1,070,000), Alex Foxen (840,000), and Chris Brewer (380,000). With just the top three places paid, the pressure to finish in the money for the finalists was immense.
Incredibly, Addamo’s final opponent in this event was none other than three-time Super High Roller Bowl champion Justin Bonomo, who had bested Addamo heads-up to win the 2020 SHRB Online. This time around, Addamo was able to settle the score, at the same time, secure his first SHRB title.
Final Table Recap
Despite bagging the Day 1 chip lead, Alex Foxen entered the final table as the shortest stack. He was eliminated by Bonomo when Foxen’s failed to hold against Bonomo’s that turned a pair of tens.
Chris Brewer became the unfortunate money bubble. His was pitted against Bonomo’s . The board ran and Bonomo rivered a flush, dismissing Brewer in fourth place.
Sean Winter was the first player to finish in the money. He 3-bet jammed with and Addamo called with . The community cards opened , and Addamo turned a Broadway straight, knocking Winter out in third place.
Heads-up play began with Michael Addamo holding 3,670,000 to Justin Bonomo’s 2,630,000. Throughout the heads-up match, Addamo was comfortably in the lead.
On the final hand, Bonomo raised to 80,000 from the button with , and Addamo called from the big blind with . The flop opened and Addamo checked. Bonomo checked behind to see the turn . While Bonomo hit top pair, Addamo was in the lead with a flush. He fired a bet of 250,000, and Bonomo called. The river brought , and Addamo shoved all-in. Bonomo tanked for quite a while before announcing the call only to see the bad news.
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Michael Addamo – $3,402,000
2. Justin Bonomo – $1,890,000
3. Sean Winter – $1,008,000
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