Aussie Superstar Addamo Wins Big in WPT Online Series

The WPT Online Series is running online at partypoker and one of our own is shining brightly. Michael Addamo no longer resides in Australia so he can continue playing online poker tournaments, something he is one of the best in the world at doing.

Addamo was one of 53 players who bought into the WPT Online Series $5,200 High Roller Turbo event. Those 53 entrants created a $270,000 prize pool that the top nine finishers shared.

David Szep of Hungary and Canada-based American star David Peters were the first to cash. Peters’ elimination set the final table where everyone locked up at least $12,966.

Artur Martirosian, Joakim Andersson, and partypoker-sponsored pro Mikita Badziakouski were the final table’s first casualties. Chris Brewer and Steve O’Dwyer joined that busted trio on the sidelines.

Addamo found himself heads up against Alex Foxen, who is a formidable opponent. However, Addamo is no slouch himself and managed to get the job done and his hands on $87,459. This is the first of many WPT Online Series titles, perhaps?

WPT Online Series $5,200 High Roller Turbo Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (USD)
1 Michael Addamo United Kingdom $87,459
2 Alex Foxen Canada $53,715
3 Steve O’Dwyer Netherlands $35,031
4 Chris Brewer Canada $24,288
5 Mikita Badziakouski Slovenia $17,982
6 Joakim Andersson Malta $15,066
7 Artur Martirosian Russia $12,966

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Addamo Gunning For Second WPT Online Series Title

An even larger buy-in WPT Online Series event took place at the same time, the $10,300 High Roller. Ninety-nine players bought in and 17 progressed to the tournament’s Day 2.

Addamo finished Day 1 as the overwhelming chip leader, his 1,519,333 chips dwarfing his opponents’ stacks. Argentinian Ramiro Petrone finished Day 1 with 1,062,319 chips and was Addamo’s closest opponent. Nobody else had more than 762,208 chips.

All 17 returning players in the $10,300 WPT Online Series High Roller saw a return on their investment. Anyone reaching the seven-handed final table locked up $37,676 but the top three finishers walked away with six-figure prizes.

Sergi Reixach, Swedish legend Simon Mattsson, and Petrone fell by the wayside early on. Mike Watson, a player with $12.1 million in live poker earnings, finished in fourth for $80,047.

All eyes were on Addamo at this point as he hunted down back-to-back high roller titles. Addamo’s hopes of a double were dashed when he bowed out in third place. Although disappointed not to win, Addamo scooped $116,183 to go with the $87,459 he won previously.

Shawn Daniels and Chris Brewer fought one-on-one for the title of champion. Daniels fell at the final hurdle and had to make do with a $166,429 consolation prize. Brewer became a WPT Online Series champion, an accolade that came with a $249,791 prize.

$10,300 High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (USD)
1 Chris Brewer Canada $249,791
2 Shawn Daniels Canada $166,429
3 Michael Addamo United Kingdom $116,183
4 Mike Watson Canada $80,047
5 Ramiro Petrone Argentina $59,059
6 Simon Mattsson Sweden $46,521
7 Sergi Reixach Mexico $37,676

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Australian poker loves living in Oz cannot play for a WPT Online Series title at partypoker, but will have the chance to play in a WPT event soon. The WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast was scheduled to take place at Star City Gold Coast but is now postponed. It is the second time COVID-19 caused the series’ postponement because it fell victim to the pandemic in 2020.

Poker players do not have long to wait for the next poker series at Star Poker Sydney. They tweeted about the upcoming Sydney Champs, which runs from July 21 through August 21.