Australian high stakes specialist Michael Addamo has added another seven-figure score to his resume, taking down the partypoker MILLIONS Online Mega High Roller event for US$1,310,715.
The massive US$102,000 buy-in Mega High Roller was the final event on the 2021 Millions Online schedule and comfortably eclipsed its US$3 million guarantee with 35 entries creating a hefty US$3.5 million prize pool.
That left six players to be paid heading into the second and final day of the event, with Addamo sitting second in chips with just over 6 million but well behind monster chip leader, Austria’s Florian Loehnert, with around 18 million.
Addamo took an early hit to his stack when he shoved over short stack Mikita Badziakouski holding QJ only to find himself dominated by the Belarusian’s KJ.
But having used his supreme aggression to claw his way back into contention, the Aussie took the chip lead into heads-up play against Loehnert after eliminating Germany’s Christoph Vogelsang in third holding A7 against A4 on an A574T board.
His victory was then sealed in the very first hand of heads-up play thanks to a monster river bet after turning a flush holding 94 suited against Loehnert’s Q5 on a QAT52 board. Loehnert thought long and hard before eventually calling to find out the bad news.
Addamo, currently based overseas, has built a fierce reputation in both the live and online worlds in recent years and will no doubt make his presence felt in 2021 and beyond as live events gradually return.
A two-time WSOP bracelet winner – both coming at the 2018 World Series of Poker – the Melbournian had been on fire before COVID threw a spanner in the works, winning the $50K Challenge at the 2020 Aussie Millions for $1,073,790 followed by the $100,000 NLHE event at the Australian Poker Open on the Gold Coast for another $1,288,000 less than two weeks later.
At just 27 years of age, Addamo already ranks 127th on the all-time money list and 3rd on the Australian money list with live career winnings of US$8.3 million – not to mention his rapidly growing online bankroll.