2022 888poker XL Winter Series

Aussie Star Addamo Wins Record Fifth Super MILLION$ Title

Michael Addamo

The incredible run of Australian high roller guru Michael Addamo continued on January 11 when he took down the GGPoker Super MILLION$. Addamo collected $518,640 for this latest victory, and he wrote himself into GGPoker's history books by becoming the first five-time winner of this massive weekly tournament.

Addamo has now won $3,597,880 from this tournament alone. Only Niklas Astedt ($4,197,843) and Joakim Andersson ($4,889,545) have won more since GGPoker decided to run this incredible event.

Super MILLION$ Season 2 Episode 26 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Michael AddamoCanada$518,640
2Pablo SilvaBrazil$399,926
3Mario MosboeckAustria$308,385
4spaise411Russia$237,797
5JukeZonYouAustria$183,367
6Orpen KisacikogluAustria$141,395
7Wenjie HuangChina$109,030
8Jeff "DollarVig" BerwickCanada$84,074
9Tyler "TheRayGuy" CornellMexico$64,830

*countries as displayed in the GGPoker lobby

Tyler Cornell
Tyler Cornell

Tyler "TheRayGuy" Cornell sat down at the final table second in chips but was the first player out of the door during the final table's opening level. The hand started with Addamo min-raising to 140,000 under the gun with pocket tens. Everyone folded to Cornell on the button, and he three-bet to 462,000 with a pair of aces in the hole, and Addamo called. The Aussie superstar hit a one-outer on the flop to improve to a set; Jeff "DollarVig" Berwick had folded ten-deuce preflop! Addamo checked, Cornell continued for 546,000, Addamo check-raised to 1,225,000 before calling the 4,116,470 shove from Cornell. No ace appeared on the turn nor river, which busted Cornell and sent Addamo to almost 10 million chips.

Berwick was the next casualty of the final table. The Canadian min-raised to 160,000 under the gun with ace-king of diamonds, Pablo Silva three-bet to 371,600 from the cutoff with pocket jacks, and called when Berwick wished him good luck before ripping in the 1,082,273 chips he had behind. Silva's jacks held on a queen-high board.

The first six-figure prize went to seventh-place finish Wenjie "Jerome001" Huang. The Chinese star saw "JukeZonYou" raise twice the big blind to 200,000 from the button and decided to jam his 1,413,350 stack in from the big blind with ace-five. JukeZonYou called with the dominating ace-king, and sent Huang to the showers courtesy of his king-kicker.

Orpen Kisacikoglu
Orpen Kisacikoglu

Sixth-place went to Orpen Kisacikoglu during the 60,000/120,000/15,000a level. Silva made it 240,000 to go from the cutoff holding ace-jack. Kisacikoglu responded with a 2,122,737 all-in three-bet from the big blind with ace-queen, which Silva looked up. Both players flopped an ace, but Silva spiked a jack on the turn. Game over for Kisacikoglu.

The table grew shorter-handed when "JukeZonYou" bowed out in fifth at the hands of Silva. JukeZonYou opened to 240,000 before calling off the 2,194,984 chips he had behind when Silva set him all-in. Silva flipped over ace-eight of clubs, which needed some help against his opponent's pocket queen. Help arrived in the shape of an ace on the flop.

Russia's "spaise411" crashed out on the very next hand after JukeZonYou busted. spaise411, who started the final table last in chips, raised to 240,000 with pocket nines under the gun. He then called off his 2,210,478 stack when Addamo shoved on him from the big blind, doing so with ace-deuce. Again, an ace on the flop resulted in a player busting, spaise411 being that player.

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Heads-up was reached when former professional soccer player Mario Mosboeck fell by the wayside. Mosboeck shoved for 2,001,336 with jack-ten of hearts after Silva had min-raised to 280,000 with ace-king. An unnecessary king on the river sealed the deal for Silva.

Addamo held a narrow 13,498,340 to 13,101,660 lead over Silva going into heads-up. Neither played was able to pull clear of the other for a while until things started to go Addamo's way.

The final hand played itself. With blinds of 70,000/140,000/17,500a, Silva raised to 350,000, Addamo made it 1,260,000 and called when Silva shipped in his 7,467,554 stack. Silva showed pocket jacks, Addamo the ace-king of clubs, and an ace on the turn saw Addamo become the first five-time Super MILLION$ champion.

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