Australia’s Michael Addamo has capped one of the most remarkable runs of all time after farewelling this year’s World Series of Poker with his second bracelet of the summer.
Addamo, who must surely be the most feared player on the global high roller circuit given his recent exploits, won the US$100,000 buy-in High Roller on Wednesday afternoon (Australian time) – adding another US$1,958,569 to the kitty and a fourth career WSOP bracelet to his trophy cabinet.
The Aussie superstar entered the final day’s play with a almost five times as many chips as the nearest of his four remaining rivals and although he briefly surrendered the lead to Sam Soverel when play was three-handed, he quickly regained the ascendency to send Soverel to the rail in third before besting Kevin Rabichow heads-up.
Incredibly, Addamo has pocketed over US$8.2 million in tournament winnings in the past two months alone.
In late September he won US$1.8 million at the Poker Masters in Las Vegas, taking out two of the three events he played to be crowned Player of the Series. Just days later he added another US$3.4 million with victory in Super High Roller Bowl VI, which was enough to push him past Joe Hachem into first place on Australia’s all-time money list.
Addamo then carried that form into the WSOP by winning the $50,000 NLHE High Roller event for US$1,132,968 in late October before this latest triumph cemented one of the great runs in high roller tournament history.
Asked by PokerNews immediately after his victory how he planned to celebrate, Addamo replied, “I’ve been playing non-stop for three and a half months straight so I am ready for a break.”
A well-deserved break it will be.