Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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.
Be sure to join us tomorrow for live updates from the PokerNews team as the 2021 World Series of Poker wraps up its final day of action.
Day 2 has come to a close with the tournament reaching its final five players. Action will continue tomorrow when cards go in the air at 4 p.m. PT for a Day 3 finale that will be streamed on PokerGO.
Stay tuned for a recap of Day 2 action.
Michael Addamo shoved from early position with the table covered and Sorel Mizzi went into the tank before calling for nearly 4,000,000.
The board ran out and the queen on the turn spelled doom for Mizzi and he was eliminated in sixth place by Addamo's queens and nines.
Sam Soverel raised to 410,000 from under-the-gun and Michael Addamo called from the button. Sorel Mizzi also called from the big blind.
The flop was and the action checked to Addamo who bet 300,000.
Mizzi folded and Soverel shoved for 3,335,000. Addamo thought it over and then folded.
Sean Perry raised to 400,000 from the button and Michael Addamo defended from the big blind.
The flop was and Addamo check-raised a bet of 300,000 from Perry up to 750,000.
Perry called and they saw the turn . Both players checked to the river and both checked again.
"Eight-high," said Addamo.
Addamo showed and Perry turned over and dragged the pot.
On the next hand, Perry raised to 400,000, Addamo shoved and Perry quickly folded.
"Eight-four off there," said Addamo jokingly.
Henrik Hecklen raised to 400,000 from the button and Sam Grafton called from the big blind.
The flop was and both players checked. The turn was .
Grafton checked the turn and Hecklen bet 625,000. Grafton spent his time bank and called.
The river was and Grafton checked again. Hecklen shoved with Grafton covered, sending him into the tank.
Grafton used multiple time extensions before putting his chips out for a call. Hecklen showed for a straight and Grafton sowed as he wished the table good luck and headed for the door in seventh place for $263,227.
Michael Addamo raised to 400,000, Kevin Rabichow three-bet to 1,250,000, and Sean Perry called all in for 1,090,000 total. Addamo called.
The flop was and both Addamo and Rabichow checked to the turn . Addamo led for 900,000 and Rabichow folded.
The river was the and Perry tripled up with a set of jacks against the set of sixes for Addamo.
The players are now on a 15-minute break.