The cliche fits. When you're hot, you're hot. Michael Addamo from Australia headed into the 2021 World Series of Poker riding a sizzling hot streak in high balla events, and his amazing run good continued at the Rio Casino when he shipped two bracelets and binked a pair of WSOP high roller events.
Australia's Addamo won the Super High Roller Bowl and the purple jacket at the Poker Masters at the Aria Casino prior to the start of the WSOP. The Aussie padded his bankroll and resume with a couple of seven-figure cashes at the WSOP. He also doubled his bracelet count from two to four. Addamo won nearly $10 million in tournaments this year and banked over $17.7 million for his career (according to Hendon Mob) as the top-ranked Australian money winner.
It's been a wild autumn in Sin City. The 2021 WSOP concluded with a bunch of high rollers in the final week of the series after the WSOP Main Event concluded. The one with the biggest buy-in was Event #87 $100,000 NL High Roller. Only 64 runners took a shot at the $100K bracelet. The top ten places got a cut of the $6.2 million prize pool. The ten lucky souls to get a piece of the High Roller pie included Michael Addamo, Kevin Rabichow, Sam Soverel, Sean Perry, Henrik Hecklen, Sorel Mizzi, Sam Grafton, Mikita Badziakouski, Bill Klein, and Fedor Holz.
Mikita Badziakouski was seeking his second bracelet in the last week after he shipped Event #85 $50,000 High Roller over the weekend. Badzman could only muster up an eighth place finish. British pro Sam Grafton met his fate in sevent place, followed by Canadian pro Sorel Mizzi who is still searching for his first bracelet victory. Denmark's Henrik Hecklen was the lone Scandi at the table and the Dane hit the bricks in fifth place. Sean Perry busted in fourth place, which paid out $590K.
Sam Soverel had not won a bracelet since 2016 but he came close a couple times but missed out on his second one. He had another near miss with a third-place finish, which paid out $831K. Soverel's elimination set up the heavyweight showdown between Australia and the USA.
Kevin Rabichow founded himself heads up against the hottest high roller on the planet. But he couldn't stop the inevitable. Rabichow bowed out in second place which paid out $1.2 million. Not too shabby, eh?
Addamo banked $1,958,569 for first place and the bling. In his two high roller victories at the 2021 WSOP including Event #38 $50K High Roller, he won over $3 million. Addamo wins his tournaments in bunches. He had a sick run back in 2018 when he won his first bracelet at the WSOP n Vegas with a victory in the MARATHON, and he also shipped a $25K Super High Roller at the WSOP Europe in RozVegas.
2021 WSOP $100K High Roller
Prize Pool: $6,192,000
Final Table Results:
1 Michael Addamo (Australia) $1,958,569
2 Kevin Rabichow (USA) $1,210,487
3 Sam Soverel (USA) $830,992
4 Sean Perry (USA) $590,344
5 Henrik Hecklen (Denmark) $434,523
6 Sorel Mizzi (Canada) $331,806
7 Sam Grafton (UK) $263,227
8 Mikita Badziakouski (Belarus) $217,274