The Incredible Run Of Michael Addamo Continues With 3rd WSOP Bracelet Win

By Craig Klinski
April 20, 2022

Michael Addamo WSOP Bracelet 2021

Michael Addamo continues his incredible run of poker, winning his 4th major tournament over the last month. Meanwhile, another big name, Josh Arieh leads at the final table of the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha.

Check out our recap of these events as well as what is ahead for WSOP on Friday.

Michael Addamo adds 3rd WSOP bracelet to hot streak

Michael Addamo has done it again, winning his third WSOP bracelet on Thursday night after taking down the $50,000 High Roller to win $1,132,968. The victory comes a month after winning the Poker Masters — with two tournament wins — followed by a victory at the Super High Roller Bowl.

At the High Roller No Limit WSOP event, Addamo defeated a strong field of 81 entries over three days that included fellow high roller legend Justin Bonomo heads-up ($700,228), Gal Yifrach ($495,305), Erik Seidel ($358,665) and Chris Hunichen ($266,031), rounding out the top five. With the victory, Addamo has now earned $15.5 million in lifetime winnings, according to the Hendon Mob, which is 45th all-time and 1st for Australia.

Although nobody will deny that Addamo is a great player, even Addamo acknowledged afterward that his run has involved a lot of luck.

“Obviously there’s some skill involved, but winning this much is really attributed to luck in the end, so it’s very fortunate. I play a strategy where I put a lot of big bets in. That’s no secret. Sometimes you’re going to be out in the first level and sometimes you’re gonna build up a big stack.

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Ongoing Action

Josh Arieh leads final five in $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Josh Arieh holds a chip lead in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8 handed with just five players remaining at the end of Day 2. A total of 821 players entered the event, generating a prize pool of $1.1 million. Joining Arieh at the final table when action gets underway at 4 PM PT will be Tommy Le, Ivan Deyra, Robert Blair and Gabriel Andrade.

16 left in the HORSE Championship

A total of 149 entries joined the $10,000 HORSE Championship, which was down to 16 by the end of Day 2 on Thursday night. It’s Kevin Garhart holding a narrow chip lead against Benny Glaser and notables such as Christopher Vitch and David Benyamine. When play resumes on Friday at 2 PM PT, the remaining players will be battling for a piece of a $1.4 million prize pool including $361k for first.

Dominykas Mikolaitis leads $2,500 Freezeout

Day 1 of Event #41, the $2,500 Freezeout finished on Thursday with Dominykas Mikolaitis atop of the chip counts with 135 players of an original 896 entries still remaining. Joining Mikolaitis among the field are notables such as Ali Imsirovic, Jeremy Ausmus, Christian Harder and Kevin Martin. Day 2 gets underway at noon PT with players guaranteed at least $4k with players hoping to get a piece of $2 million in prizes.

Ariel Shefer heads the $1,500 Razz

The $1,500 Razz attracted 311 entries on Thursday with 98 of those surviving Day 1. Ariel Shefer will go into the day with the chip lead on Friday when action resumes at 2 PM. He will be joined by notables such as David “ODB” Baker, Frank Kassela, Bryan Micon and James Woods.

Upcoming events

Friday sees the start of two new events, Events #43 and #44. First up will be the first flight of the strong> $1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em beginning at 10 AM PT. At 3 PM PT, the $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold’em will get underway at 3 PM PT.

Watch the WSOP

Tonight, poker fans will be able to tune into the final table of the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha when PokerGo resumes its WSOP streaming coverage beginning at 8 PM ET. You will be able to watch with a PokerGo subscription, costing either $14.99 per month or $99 for a year.

Sights and sounds from the WSOP

Daniel Negreanu reports in from the World Series of Poker with his latest vlog as he prepares to enter the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em.

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