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Michael Addamo

Michael Addamo
Nationality: Australia
Last seen on: 2022 Triton Poker Cyprus

Biography

Michael Addamo is an Australian poker player and four-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner. He is also a former WPT World Online Championships Super High Roller (2021), Super High Roller Bowl (2021) and Poker Masters (2021) champion.

As of December 2021, he has amassed over $17.7 million in lifetime earnings and is top of the Australian all-time money list.

Early Poker Achievements

During the early 2010s, most of Addamo's cashes came in A$200 weekly tournaments at the Crown Casino, Melbourne in his native Australia.

The biggest cash of his early career came in the 2015 Aussie Millions Main Event, where he finished 21st for A$40,000 (~$31,605).

His first cash outside of Australia came later that year, cashing in the APPT Asia Championship of Poker in Macau.

Starting to Travel

Addamo's first trip to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) came in 2016. After a min-cash in the Colossus, he registered a third-place finish in a $1,500 NLHE event for $196,202 and his WSOP career was up and running. In total, Addamo would cash seven times at the 2016 WSOP for almost $250,000.

After returning to Australia briefly, Addamo travelled to Europe for the first time. He cashed in the EPT Barcelona Main Event and in the EPT Prague High Roller. After narrowly missing out on a first Aussie Millions ring, in 2017 he travelled to Macau once again to play in the PokerStars Championship Macau, winning a side event for $196,000.

Addamo would cash nine times at the 2017 WSOP, including a third-place finish in a $333 WSOP.com Online Event.

After trips to Macau and Barcelona in 2018, Addamo would head once again to the WSOP. In previous years, he had quickly got up and running, and that proved the case this time as he defeated a field of 1,637 players to win Event #24: $2,620 MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em for $653,581.

Michael Addamo

The High Roller World

Addamo would travel to the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) in 2018, and grab a second bracelet in the €25,500 High Roller for €848,702 (~$973,360). He would also final table the Super HIgh Roller, finishing eighth for an additional €264,110 (~$300,000).

As a result, the Australian would begin firing €/$25,000 tournaments more regularly, cashing three times at EPT Prague in 2018 including two single day €25,000 tournaments for over $300k.

A 17th place finish in the Aussie Millions Main event would kickstart his 2019, before a Spring spent playing at EPT Monte Carlo and Triton Jeju, South Korea. The summer saw Addamo fire ARIA $10,000 High Rollers against the best in the world — winning two of them — and he also found time for a third-place finish in the WSOP $50,000.

Six-figure cashes would follow at the partypoker MILLIONS Europe and EPT Barcelona to round out 2019.

In 2020, Addamo finally got his hands on an Aussie Millions ring, winning the $50K Challenge, before winning a $100,000 title at the 2020 Australian Poker Open.

Pandemic and Online Success

The COVID-19 pandemic saw many of the world's most recognisable poker tours move online, with players adjusting to the new normal when it came to grinding poker tournaments.

Addamo seemed to flourish when it came to online. He helped himself to Super High Roller Bowl Online and Poker Masters Online titles, and narrowly missed out on a third WSOP bracelet after finishing runner-up the GGPoker WSOP Online $ 10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship.


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The World Poker Tour World Online Championships came to partypoker in 2020, with Addamo clinching victory in the $100,000 Super High Roller. Six months later it was the MILLIONS Online on partypoker, with Addamo triumphing yet again in the $102,000 Mega High Roller.

Away from partypoker, Addamo also found time to win four Super MILLION$ titles on GGPoker, and also lose the biggest-ever online No-Limit Hold'em cash game pot in history!

Return to Live

2021 saw the return of live poker, with Addamo flourishing with the return of the Poker Masters. Two back-to-back victories for over $1.8 million saw him win the Purple Jacket.

And less than two weeks later, Addamo added yet another high-profile victory to his poker resume, winning the Super High Roller Bowl for $3.4 million.

However, Addamo was only getting started with a third and fourth WSOP bracelet coming later that year. He first wonEvent #38: $50K High Roller for $1,132,968, and followed that up with victory in Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em for an additional $1,958,569.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 Triton Poker Cyprus
Event #1: $50,000 NLH 6-Handed
11th $99,000
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
1st $1,958,569
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $50,000 High Roller
1st $1,132,968
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller NLH, $5M GTD
12th $73,252
2021 WPT Online Series by partypoker
Event #13: $25,500 Super High Roller, $1m GTD
1st $363,661
2021 WPT Online Series by partypoker
Event #5: $10,300 High Roller, $1m GTD
3rd $116,183
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-106: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event
27th $8,003
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-92: $10,300 Thursday Thriller [Bounty]
20th $15,805
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-72: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event
37th $7,117
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-58: $10,300 Thursday Thriller [Bounty]
11th $18,289
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-03: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event
23rd $8,395
2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week
Super MILLION$ Main Event $10,300, $10M Gtd.
23rd $67,700
2020 GGPoker WSOP Winter Online Circuit
WSOPC #18: $1,700 MAIN EVENT, $10M GTD
67th $17,234
2020 GGPoker WSOP Winter Online Circuit
WSOPC #15: $400 NEW YEAR COLOSSUS, $2.021M GTD
1st $374,604
2020 PokerStars EPT Online
EPT Online 15: $10,300 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, High Roller]
2nd $139,492
2020 GGPoker High Rollers Week
HRW 11: $25,000 NLHE Super High Roller, $2.5M GTD
10th $58,177
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #12: $102,000 Super High Roller Championship, $3m GTD
1st $1,284,114
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
134th $2,638
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD
793rd $2,074
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship [No Late Reg, 128 Cap]
2nd $223,488
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M GTD, $1M to 1st
16th $40,204
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD
1443rd $840
2020 Super High Roller Bowl Online
$102,000 Super High Roller Bowl
2nd $1,187,500
2020 Aussie Millions
A$50,000 Challenge
1st 1,073,790 AUD
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller
3rd €229,420
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #90: $50,000 Final Fifty No-Limit Hold'em
3rd $697,375
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Vegas @ Aria
$10,300 Main Event
29th $35,000
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
126th $3,906
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
1078th $2,421
2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT
€25,000 EPT High Roller
5th €241,290
2019 Aussie Millions
AU$10,600 Main Event
17th 82,000 AUD
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€10,300 EPT High Roller
8th €63,310
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller II
3rd €122,450
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller I
4th €127,010
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$25,500 MILLIONS World
13th $150,000
2018 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #9: €100,000 No-Limit Hold'em King's Super High Roller
8th €264,110
2018 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #8: €25,500 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller
1st €848,702
2018 Poker King Cup Macau
HK$200,000 Super High Roller
4th 469,000 HKD
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
16th $32,700
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
77th $5,653
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
1st $653,581
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$5,300 Millions Finale ($1 Million Gtd.)
16th $15,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
134th $53,247
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #68: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
135th $4,945
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em BOUNTY
99th $2,215
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
105th $5,369
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
705th $2,861
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
187th $2,440
2017 partypoker LIVE Million North America
Main Event
24th 35,000 CAD
2017 PokerStars Championship Macau
HK$103,000 High Roller
11th 330,000 HKD
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague
€10,300 High Roller
33rd €23,290
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
18th €49,170
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #6: $1,150 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em
22nd 5,035 AUD
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #1: $1,150 No-Limit Hold'em
49th 4,330 AUD
2015 PokerStars.net APPT Season 9 Asia Championship of Poker
Main Event
26th 193,000 HKD
2015 Aussie Millions
$10,600 Main Event
21st 40,000 AUD

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