Hailed as today’s best MTT player, Michael Addamo capped off another significant win this week, taking down the latest Super High Roller Bowl event for $3,402,000. The Australian pro is no stranger to big scores as it hasn’t even been a month since he bagged two Poker Masters events and its overall leaderboard for a combined $1.8 million. As a result of his recent two-week heater, Addamo rose to top Australia’s All-Time Money List as tracked by The Hendon Mob, just surpassing 2005 WSOP Main Event winner Joe Hachem by a million.
To date, Addamo’s live earnings has reached the $13 million mark with almost 40% of that total, recorded only this September. Addamo’s rank in his home country’s Money List bumped up two spots to take the lead, overcoming two-time bracelet winner Kahle Burns’ $10 million record and Hachem’s $12 million.
With the annual World Series of Poker right around the corner, many can expect the pro to rake in more cash at the rate he’s going. The 27-year old is undeniably one of the strongest crushers out there at the moment, and longtime poker icons such as Daniel Negreanu are certainly giving him the respect and recognition he deserves. As poker fans watch Addamo take over the world of tournament poker, it’s only a matter of time until we see his name etched among the industry’s top earners of all-time.
Hats off to Michael Addamo who took my chips all the way.
I watched the entire stream and am incredibly impressed and learned a lot.
He won the $50k
He won the $100k
He won the $300k
And he absolutely deserved it.
Incredible run. pic.twitter.com/ux8Vr1NUo7
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) September 30, 2021
Super High Roller Bowl VI crowns Addamo as this year’s champion
Super High Roller Bowl tournaments are among the most expensive and prestigious events there is, with only the top players in the field able to play the renowned games. In this year’s SHRB VI, the tournament saw 21 entrants post the $300,000 buy-in with only five players making it to the final day. Expectedly, a star-studded cast was set tuned to the likes of three-time SHRB winner Justin Bonomo, high roller staple Sean Winter, two-time GPI Player of the Year Alex Foxen, and former collegiate runner Chris Brewer.
Addamo came into the final day with a huge chip lead after swiping a massive pot late in Day 2 against then chip leader Bill Klein. The impressive call gave Addamo a full double up boosting his stack to 2.9 million in chips, while followingly close was Bonomo and Winter with just over a million.
“It’s pretty unreal,” Addamo told PokerGO News at the end of Day 2. “That was a big hand against Bill [Klein] there, it was a crazy spot. I’m still in a bit of shock … I thought he might have some bluffs there. I felt like he might’ve been bluffing that time.”
With five players left in the running, only three were bound for a minimum payout of $1,008,000, sending both Foxen who was first to go and short-stacked Brewer home empty-handed. Winter was the next player to get booted out, having lost to Addamo’s for a third place finish.
Entering heads-up play, Addamo held a slight chip advantage but it didn’t take long for the final hand to ensue. An open from Bonomo, Addamo called to see a flop of as to which both players checked. The turn saw the with Addamo leading a bet of 250,000 to a pot 190,000. Bonomo proceeded with a call and a came on the river to complete the board. Addamo moved all-in for Bonomo’s remaining 2 million in chips, putting him in a tough spot with two-pair . In the end, Bonomo eventually made the call to reveal Addamo’s for a flush.
Having secured the win, Addamo claimed his biggest live cash amounting to $3,402,000 while denying Bonomo a fourth SHRB title and leaving him to settle for a $1,890,000 runner-up payout.
Super High Roller Bowl VI Results
1st: Michael Addamo – $3,402,000
2nd: Justin Bonomo – $1,890,000
3rd: Sean Winter – $1,008,000