If there is a player who is better in Super High Roller events than Michael Addamo right now then we’re yet to meet them. The Australian superstar seemingly wins these elite events for fun. January 25 saw Addamo clinch the title of the WPT Montreal Super High Roller event and take home another $450,076 for his troubles. Here’s how he did it.
WPT Montreal Super High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Michael Addamo||United Kingdom||$450,076|
|2||Jon Van Fleet||Canada||$280,687|
|7||Arnaud Enselme||United Kingdom||$64,956|
The final day began with 11 players in contention for the title. Those 11 were soon reduced to the official seven-handed final table courtesy of Rok Gostisa, Rui Ferreira, Finnish star Eelis Parssinen, and Jordi Urlings crashing out, the latter popping the final table bubble.
Arnaud Enselme was the final table’s first casualty. He crashed out during the 12,500/25,000/3,150a level and cruel circumstances. Enselme min-raised to 50,000 from late position, Matthias Eibinger three-bet to 437,500 leaving himself only 98,364 chips behind, The action folded back to Enselme who pushed all-in for his remaining 453,000 stack and Eibinger called. Eibinger turned over and Enselme . The board ran to gift Eibinger and unlikely straight.
The dangerous Justin Bonomo, a man with $49 million in live poker tournament winnings, busted at the start of the next blind level. Everyone folded to Bonomo on the button and he shipped in 9.5 big blinds with . Benjamin Rolle woke up in the small blind with the dominating and re-jammed or 794,294 in total. Addamo folded in the big blind and the five community cards fell to send Bonomo to the showers.
Badziakouski Busts In Fifth-Place
The came the demise of Team partypoker’s Mikita Badziakouski who had been nursing a short stack throughout the final table. He saw an opportunity to pick up some chips when the action folded to him on the button. Badziakouski open-shoved for 19 big blinds with and Rolle again woke up in the small blind with a monster, the . Rolle’s hand held as the board ran , game over for Badziakouski.
Fifth-place and the first six-figure prize of the evening went to Eibinger. Addamo raised slightly more than twice the big blind to 63,000 from under the gun with . Eibinger responded with a three-bet 360,000 with from the next seat along. Addamo set Eibinger all-in for the rest of his 119,510 stack and Eibinger obliged with a call. By the river the board read , Eibinger busted and collected $130,521.
Rolle was the chip leader with the tournament now three-handed but he was the next player out of the door. Nothing really went right for him and his exit hand was brutal to say the least.
Rolle Rolls Out; Heads-Up Set
Addamo opened to 73,500 from under the gun with , Former MILLIONS Online champion Jon Van Fleet called with and Rolle came along for the ride with from the big blind. The flop gifted Rolle a straight and he initially checked when Van Fleet knocked on the table. Addamo also checked, bringing the into play. Van Fleet checked again with his queen-high, Rolle bet 122,500 into 233,625, Addamo raised to 361,812, which folded out Van Fleet. Roller made an all-in bet of 1,00,498 and Addamo snapped him off. The completed the board and sent the tournament heads-up.
Addamo held a 4,448,418 to 1,551,582 lead over Van Fleet at the start of the one-on-one section and there was only ever going to be one winner in this spot. Addamo opened to 87,500 with , Van Fleet responded with a three-bet to 315,000 with , and Addamo called. The flop gave Addamo a set of sevens and full control of the hand. Van Fleet continued with a 157,500 bet, which Addamo called.
The turn was the , giving Van Fleet a straight draw and the chips were almost guaranteed to go into the middle of the felt. Van Fleet led for 402,500 and Addamo called. Van Fleet missed his draw with the river coming but he kept to his story and ripped it in for 922,020 with ace-high and Addamo quickly called to take down the WPT Montreal Super High Roller.
Main Event Down to 23 Players; Felix Schulze Leads
The WPT Montreal Main Event field was whittled to only 23 players while Addamo did his thing in the Super High Roller. Austria’s Felix Schulze is the man to catch when the tournament’s penultimate day kicks off at 19:05 GMT on January 26.
Schulze returns to his seat armed with 20,785,963 chips, the only player to break through the 20 million barrier. Schulze may be in the envious position of chip lead when play resumes but there are some incredible players in the chasing pack.
Reigning partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America champion Pablo Brito Silva is nicely poised with 11,801,992 chips, enough for fourth-place. Deadly duo Christian Rudolph and Ole Schemion have enough chips to sit down with a top 10 stack, as do Dan Shak and Rayan Chamas.
Outside the top 10 but still in the hunt for the $447,859 top prize are British trio Jack Hardcastle, Charles Chattha, and Chris Moorman, Upeshka Da Silva, Rok Gostisa, Kenny Hallaert, and Diego Ventura.
WPT Montreal Main Event Top 10 Chip Stacks
|4||Pablo Brito Silva||Brazil||11,801,992|
Each of the returning players is guaranteed $18,400 right now but that figure grows to $37,024 once the final table is set. Someone will walk away with $447,859 and the title of champion.
Win a $1,100 MILLION Online Mini Main Event Seat For Free
Tune into our Twitch channel from 19:30 GMT to watch the WPT Montreal Main Event play down to its final table.
Not only will you be able to watch some of the best players in action and some expert commentary and summarisation, you’ll also discover the password for a special $1,500 freeroll where the winner banks a $1,100 MILLION Online Mini Main Event seat and 30% of the field share $400 in prizes. We’ll reveal the password on January 27 during our final table coverage.
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