Now he just needs the earnings title
If you register for a high stakes poker tournament and see Michael Addamo there, I highly advise you to turn around and go home or turn off your computer. He is going to win it. On Tuesday, he continued his insane run, winning the $10,300 GGPoker Super MILLION$ for over half a million dollars.
In doing so, Addamo became the first five-time winner of GGPoker’s most expensive weekly tournament. In just this event, Addamo has amassed $3.6 million in earnings. Incredibly, that only puts him in third place on the money list for the GGPoker Super MILLION$ behind Joakim Andersson ($4,889,545) and Niklas Astedt.
It wasn’t a particularly trying final table for Addamo, but he didn’t quite cruise to victory. He had the slimmest of leads going into heads-up play against Pablo Silva, 13,498,340 to 13,101,660, so it wasn’t exactly a runaway a la most of the games in Amy Schneider’s current 30-episode Jeopardy! winning streak.
But in the end, Addamo could not be stopped. On the final hand, the two men raised and re-raised until all the chips were in the pot. Silva had pocket Jacks, Addamo A-K suited. It was a race. An Ace on the turn gave Addamo the victory and a place in GGPoker’s record books.
A year to remember
And so here we are in the first two weeks of 2022, with Michael Addamo picking up where he left off last year. His second half of 2021 was one of the more amazing live tournament runs we have seen in a while.
Sticking almost exclusively to ultra-high stakes tournaments, he began his hot streak in the spring with a bunch of World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour online events. It was at the live tables in September where he really took off, though.
In the middle of September, Addamo won back-to-back events at the Poker Masters, banking $1.84 million combined in the $50,000 and $100,000 buy-in events. Those wins were good enough to earn him the Purple Jacket as the Poker Masters’ points champion.
He then had three more massive cashes on the PokerGO Tour: a second and third place in the Aria High Roller Series ($322,000 and $544,000 cashes) on either side of a $3.402 million victory at the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl.
Then he won two bracelets at the World Series of Poker in $50,000 and $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em high roller events, good for about $3 million combined. Oh, and he won another Aria High Roller Series tournament in between for $219,300.
All told, Addamo earned over $9.4 million in live tournaments in 2021.
Super MILLION$ Season 2 Episode 26 – Final Table Results
- Michael Addamo – $518,640
- Pablo Silva – $399,926
- Mario Mosboeck – $308,385
- spaise411 – $237,797
- JukeZonYou – $183,367
- Orpen Kisacikoglu – $141,395
- Wenjie Huang – $109,030
- Jeff “DollarVig” Berwick – $84,074
- Tyler “TheRayGuy” Cornell – $64,830