Michael Addamo Is At It Again; Leads CPP Main Event Day 1 at partypoker

Michael Addamo

The 2020 Caribbean Poker Party (CPP) kicked off at partypoker over the weekend and its $5 million guaranteed Main Event has an all too familiar name at the top of its chip counts.

Michael Addamo turned his 1 million starting stack into a colossal 18,658,743 chips over the course of 18 25-minute long levels. This huge stack secured the Day 1A chip lead for Addamo and he’s now going to take some stopping in this tournament.

Some 490 players bought into the first of two flights – the second takes place on November 22 – and only 70 of them punched their Day 2 tickets at the first attempt.

Brazil’s Pedro Padilha Chaves came close to catching Addamo in the race for the chip lead but fell just short. Chaves returns on Day 2 with a 17,110,419 chip arsenal.

Two former MILLIONS Online champions finished Day 1A in the top 10. Manuel Ruivo won that event in 2018 while Jon Van Fleet was the 2017 MILLIONS Online champion. Reigning MILLIONS Online champion, Benjamin Chalot, also progressed but in 64th place with 1,605,570 chips.

Others who are still in the hunt for the CPP Main Event title include Matas Cimobolas (11,961,482), Jack Sinclair (10,794,916), Dominik Nitsche (9,900,100), Jans Arends (7,388,896), Mike Watson (7,120,935), Ole Schemion (6,062,560), Isaac Haxton (5,568,179), and Mark Radoja (1,506,628).

CPP Main Event Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts

1Michael AddamoUnited Kingdom18,658,743
2Pedro Padilha ChavesBrazil17,110,419
3Manuel RuivoNetherlands16,674,394
4Julien PerouseCanada14,546,236
5Marcelo CostaBrazil13,282,423
6Matas CimbolasUnited Kingdom11,961,482
7Rok GostisaSlovenia11,794,610
8Georgios Monousos-SotiropoulosCyprus11,693,436
9Bruno VolkmannBrazil11,093,756
10Jon Van FleetCanada10,919,477

Van Der Swaluw Takes Down The Opener

Dutchman Alexander Van Der Swaluw is the first 2020 CPP champion having taken down the $1,050 buy-in The Opener.

The $500,000 guaranteed PKO event drew in 714-strong crowd and Van Der Swaluw outlasted them all. The man from the Netherlands saw his partypoker account swell by a combined $105,251 with almost $56,000 of that prize stemming from the bounties he collected.

A huge chunk of that bounty payment came from eliminating Darren Elias in second place. Elias has won four WPT Main Events, the most of any player in history, but he had to make do with second place in this action-packed event.

The Opener Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Prize
1Alexander Van Der SwaluwNetherlands$49,269$55,982$105,251
2Darren EliasCanada$49,197$7,296$56,493
3Fabian GumzAustria$31,265$8,953$40,218
4Istvan HabenciusHungary$21,464$11,634$33,098
5Adreas BerggrenSweden$14,834$3,027$17,861
6Ema ZajmovicCanada$10,768$8,546$19,314
7Emmanouil FountoualkisGreece$8,121$3,929$12,050

Check out the full $10M Gtd CPP schedule

Voudsen Cuts Through High Rollers Blade Prime Field

Samuel Vousden
Samuel Vousden

Sunday is traditionally the biggest, busiest day for online poker tournament players. Sundays don’t come much bigger and lucrative than the one Finland’s Samuel Vousden enjoyed at GGPoker on November 15.

GGPoker’s High Rollers Blade Prime saw 64-players buy in for $5,250 and create a $320,000 prize pool. Only eight of those 64 starters receive a slice of the pie, with Sam Greenwood being the unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble.

WSOP bracelet winner Christian Rudolph was the first of the finalists to bite the dust. His min-cash saw $11,733 head to his account.

A trio of Russians followed Rudolph to the sidelines. Viktor Buldygin was the first of the three. Artur Martirosian and Anatoly Filatov bowed out soon after, the latter securing the $27,086 fifth-place prize.

Former WSOP Europe Main Event champion Elio Fox fell in fourth for $35,815 before Darren Elias busted in third for $47,340, sending the tournament into the heads-up stage.

David Peters and Vousden locked horns heads-up and it was the Finn who emerged victoriously. Peters collected his $62,574 reward leaving Vousden to pad his bankroll with $99,431.

Vousden went on to take down a High Rollers Week edition of the GGMasters High Rollers. He topped a field of 1,131-entrants and walked away with $183,511! Read more about the latest High Rollers Week results right here.

High Rollers Blade Prime Final Table Results

1Samuel VousdenFinland$99,431
2David PetersCanada$62,574
3Darren EliasCanda$47,340
4Elio FoxMexico$35,815
5Anatoly FilatovRussia$27,086
6Artur MartirosianRussia$20,499
7Viktor BuldyginCroatia$15,508
8Christian RudolphAustria$11,733

Voudsen wasn’t the only player to win big at GGPoker on November 15. These other stars netted substantial prizes.

  • 7high – first-place in the Bounty for the King Royal Championship for $95,433
  • moyocoyatzin – first-place in the GGMasters $150 for $85,040
  • Sean Winter – first-place in the High Rollers Blade PLLO $5,250 for $74,652
  • Darren Elias – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Mulligan $5,250 for $74,460
  • Niklas Astedt – first-place in the High Rollers Blade Opener $5,250 for $73,124
  • Sebastian Sikorski – first-place in the Bounty Grand Master $3,150 for $63,946*
  • TheRayGuy – first-place in the Sunday High Rollers $1,500 for $57,160
  • Pisco Sour – first-place in the Bounty Grand Master $315 for $47,753*
  • Artur Martirosian – first-place in the HIgh Rollers Marathon $840 for $47,078
  • Eelis Parssinen – first-place in the High Rollers PLO Bounty $2,100 for $41,600
  • playforfan – first-place in the Bounty Hunters Malta $525 for $41,572*
  • sauvage – first-place in the Sunday Main Event $200 for $37,429
  • BlueMoon – first-place in the SUnday High Rollers Bounty Special $840 for $36,296*
  • WHAPP – first-place in the Let the Battle Begin $100 for $35,816
  • David Szep – first-place in the High Rollers Main Event $1,050 for $35,234
  • TeaLover – first-place in the Bounty Hunters Main EVent $210 for $33,385
  • vayacondios – first-place in the SUnday Marathon $300 for $29,850
  • Brunno Albuquerque – first-place in the Bounty Hunters Castle Siege $1,050 for $29,720*
  • Chris Klodnicki – first-place in the Sundy High Roller Six Shooter $1,260 for $27,935
  • BetAddict – first-place in the Sunday Special $125 for $27,523

*includes bounties

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Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak Triumphs in PokerStars $1,050 Sunday High Roller

Konstantin Maslak
Konstantin Maslak

The Sunday High Roller at PokerStars saw 286 players buy in for $1,050 which left a small overlay on the $300,000 guarantee, not that Konstantin “krakukra” Maslak because he was the last player standing.

Maslak came out on top after striking a deal with two other opponents. Brazil’s “WizardOffAz” officially finished third for $42,967 which left Dzmitry “Colisea” Urbanovich and Maslak heads-up.

Maslak defeated the Team partypoker pro and got his hands on $44,682 leaving Urbanovich to net $44,560 and second place.

1Konstantin “krakukra” MaslakRussia$44,682*
2Dzmitry “Colisea” UrbanovichLatvia$44,560*
4Andre “PTFisherman23” MarquesNetherlands$24,016

Some of the other big winners at PokerStars this weekend included:

  • HATE007 – first-place in the $215 Bounty builder for $32,747*
  • K0VAK – first-place in the $109 Sunday Cooldown for $31,966*
  • Thorsten “juicetus” legit – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $29,540*
  • Zhagy27SLO – first-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $25,965*
  • Simon “C.Darwin2” Mattsson – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Supersonic for $25,246
  • VladTheSlaye – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Cooldown for $24,550*
  • Aalexxs – first-place in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up for $21,398
  • Sintoras – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $20,884
  • efkinis24 – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up for $17,576
  • PerryRhodan5 – first-place in the $109 Sunday Kickoff for $14,512

*includes bounties

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Finally, for this weekend’s round-up at least, are the results from the new look 888poker client.

The $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep, again, missed its guarantee because 975 players turned out for it. This left a $2,500 overlay.

Russia’s “DejongV” won the $18,750 top prize, with two other players netting five-figure prizes. $10,000 went to third place finisher “xvchneru” while “blyac” banked $13,500 for their runner-up finish.

The other big Sunday event at 888poker is the $25,000 Sunday Challenge PKO. A field of 280 players competed this week and Sweden’s “TrollKonst8” beat them all. This resulted in a combined prize of $5,982, which included $3,029 worth of bounty payments.

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