When you're hot, you're hot, right mate? Michael Addamo is on fire right now just on the cusp of the World Series of Poker. In the last two weeks at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas, Addamo put on a display of sheer force with a Poker Masters purple jacket and a Super High Roller Bowl title. Some folks grind out nosebleed stakes their entire career for a shot at winning either of those coveted high roller titles, but Addamo won both in a fortnight. When you're hot, you're hot, eh?
2021 Super High Roller Bowl VI had a $300,000 price tag which attracted 21 total entrants. The prize pool was $6.2 million with only the top three places earning a cut of the sweet pie. First place paid out more than half the total prize pool with $3.4 million set aside to the champ.
Michael Addamo bagged the chip lead heading into the final table of the 2021 Super High Roller Bowl VI with a monstrous stack over 2.9M. Justin Bonomo was second with 1.1M, and Sean Winter third with 1M as the only ones north of 1M. Alex Foxen had 840K and Chris Brewer brought up the rear with a shorty worth 380K.
Alex Foxen was the first player to get eliminated at the final table. Bonomo took him out with King-ten against Ace-five. Bonomo flopped a gutshot straight draw, but turned a pair of tens. He improved to a King-high straight on the river. Foxen was the first player to say goodbye and he missed the money by two spots.
Chris Brewer bubbled in fourth place when his Ace-Queen got flushed out by Justin Bonomo's . Brewer caught a piece of the flop with a pair of Queens, but Bonomo picked up a flush draw. He got there on the river to drag the pot. Brewer was picked off in fourth place and missed out on the moolah by one spot.
Sean Winter got it all-in with and Addamo tried to pick him off with . Addamo flopped a Broadway gutterball which got there on the turn when the spiked. Addamo took the lead with a straight, but Winter still had out if he could pair the board or get a longshot case ten. Alas, Winter whiffed on the river when a blank hit. Addamo dragged the pot with a Broadway straight. Winter hit the bricks in third place, which paid out a cool million.
With two to go, it was Justin Bonomo and Michael Addamo battling for the SHRB6 crown and $3.4 million in cash. When heads-up began, Addamo led 3.6M to 2.6M.
Addamo picked off Bonomo with good old against Queen-ten. Addamo flopped bottom pair and a flush draw. Bonomo turned a pair of Queens, but Addamo turned a flush. The river was a ten and Bonomo rivered two pair. Addamo shoved the river and Bonomo tank-called. His two pair were no good against Addam's Queen-high flush.
Bonomo settled on a runner-up finish for a tad under $1.9 million. Not too shabby, eh? Addamo banked $3.4 million and gobbled up 600 points on the PokerGo Tour leaderboard.