You know you’re at the top of your game when you’re taking down the biggest events in the world and defeating the best of the best in the industry. From playing $15 tournaments about less than a decade ago, 27-year old Michael Addamo has taken the poker community by storm and has quickly risen up the ranks to now becoming one of the best players in both the online and live poker scene. His massive cashes and outstanding titles remain consistent in the last couple of years with each revealing his increasing prowess in the game.
While Addamo is no stranger to six-figure scores, it’s his latest successes in the Super High Roller events that have everyone tuning in to the formidable pro’s results. From the only four $100,000 buy-in online tournaments in poker history, Addamo has bested two out of those four events making this time clearly, the most profitable moment in his career.
Unstoppable Addamo bags over $3.7M in cashes across three major Super high roller events
Running on a crazy heater or simply pure skill? That is the question that pops into the minds of the young pro’s poker fans after following the unbelievable wins Michael Addamo has managed to scoop up in this last year or so. A regular in international festivals, Addamo is a two-time World Series of Poker champion and has amassed over $8.3 million in total live earnings throughout the last decade.
While there is no doubt that Addamo is a beast in live tournaments, his prowess in the virtual arena is equally as impressive if not even more. The fact is, there have only been four $100,000 buy-in online tournaments and while only a few are able to play for stakes as high as this, Addamo has successfully scooped up two of these titles with an additional close second for last year’s Super High Roller Bowl Online. In the process, the Australian pro has racked up over $3.7 million in cashes across the three major Super High Roller events in the previous twelve months.
The first of its kind was the 2016 PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) $102,000 Super High Roller event which signified the biggest buy-in online tournament of all-time. The hefty event attracted a total of 23 runners with only the top three receiving a return. Sweden’s long-time online grinder ‘bencb789’ shipped the $1.17 million top prize after beating Fedor Holz in a short heads up battle. While Addamo was nowhere to be seen in the inaugural tournament, the outstanding pro later on dominated the following events, crushing today’s generation of top pros.
Four years later, partypoker rode the online poker boom wave by hosting its $102,000 Super High Roller Bowl online event after live poker was forced to pause operations all around the globe. Addamo came closest to the title but inevitably, fell into the hands of now three-time Super High Roller Bowl champion Justin Bonomo. His runner-up finish however, awarded him a seven-figure payout of $1.18 million and marked the start of a highly profitable journey ahead.
Addamo didn’t have to wait long for more felt action given the rate online poker was going. A mere four months following the SHRB series, the World Poker Tour World Online Championships hailed their own six-figure buy-in tournament where Addamo scooped up his largest career score and a WPT title to go along with it. While a heads up deal was made with partypoker ambassador Isaac Haxton, the high stakes tournament awarded Addamo the top prize of $1.28 million for defeating the 40-entry field. From the two super high roller events that year alone, the impressive pro raked in a total of $2.46 million in combined earnings and two of his biggest scores to date.
Latest win: 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online Mega High Roller event
Things did not slow down for Addamo one bit as the new year mark hit but instead, propelled the Australian pro to even bigger successes. With 2020 being one of his strongest years, Addamo right off the bat started 2021 with another eventful beginning. In the World of Series Poker Online Circuit held in the Natural8 – GG Network, Addamo captured his first ever WSOP circuit ring having emerged triumphant in the New Year Colossus event. While the buy-in of $400 was relatively much cheaper than his previous high roller experiences, Addamo still claimed a handsome payout of $374,604 as well as a Natural8 exclusive live event sponsorship.
Most recently, the name Michael Addamo has once again appeared in poker news headlines as the unstoppable pro scooped up yet another $102,000 buy-in online tournament to add to his already well-decorated portfolio. The 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online series wrapped up a week ago with Addamo successfully bagging the last event on schedule – Event #28: $102,000 Mega High Roller for $1,310,715.
The high stakes event attracted a tough field of 35 entrants, generating a $3.5 million prize pool of which a lion’s share went to Addamo. High stakes regulars such as Mikita Badsiakouski and Artur Martirosian along with Super High Roller Bowl champion Christoph Vogelsang joined the final table. For his victory, Addamo defeated Austrian opponent Florian Loehnert who entered the final table holding half of the chips in play, in a heads-up duel which lasted just one hand. Loehnert was left to settle for runner-up finish and a notable $805,000 payout after running two-pair against Addamo’s flush.
2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online #28: Mega High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Michael Addamo||United Kingdom||$1,310,715|
|6||Jacob Carl Schneider||Mexico||$225,785|
Judging from the rate at which Michael Addamo is going, it remains clear that the prominent pro will continue to take down these huge events with the prompting question only as to when. Possibly a natural talent of the game, his recent results only suggest a brighter future ahead whilst inspiring many to eagerly follow his path.