Australia’s Michael Addamo holds a commanding lead after Day 2 of Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em at the 2021 World Series of Poker. Addamo leads the final five into a Day 3 finale that will kick off at 4 p.m. PT. and stream on PokerGO.
Addamo leads the pack with 19,620,000, and is in the poll position for the first place prize of $1,958,569. He has more than 14 million beyond his nearest competitor, Henrik Hecklen, who bagged up 5,445,000. Not far behind Hecklen is Sam Soverel with 5,165,000, Kevin Rabichow with 4,250,000, and Sean Perry with 3,920,000. Perry survived to see Day 3 after tripling up with a set of jacks near the end of Day 2.
$100,000 High Roller Final Table Chip Counts
|3||Sam Soverel||United States||5,165,000|
|4||Kevin Rabichow||United States||4,250,000|
|5||Sean Perry||United States||3,920,000|
The Aussie champion dominated all day, running his stack up to near 20 million after starting with just 885,000. Addamo took out Bill Klein with ace-queen, Mikita Badziakouski with ace-nine, and he ended Day 2 when Sorel Mizzi called his shove with ace-seven and lost to a pair of queens.
Phil Hellmuth was among the many high-stakes poker stars that were not able to survive to see a final table. The 16-time champion’s pursuit of number 17 came to an end when he was on the wrong end of a three-way knockout with Brian Rast and Soverel. Daniel Negreanu also fell short of his chance to continue his red-hot run in the preliminary high roller events when his short stack ran into Dan Smith’s pocket sevens.
Other players not making it to Day 3 include David Peters, David Coleman, Jason Koon, Jonathan Little, Cary Katz, and Mark Herm, who was eliminated on the bubble.
Day 3 will return on Tuesday, November 23 at 4 p.m. PT for a finale that will be streamed on PokerGO. Blinds will continue in Level 20 with 2:18 left on the clock and blinds at 100,000/200,000/200,000.
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