michael addamo 2021 wsop bracelet

Michael Addamo wins his second WSOP bracelet of 2021 and fourth of his poker career, while Boris Kolev wins a bracelet in the $5,000 8-Handed No Limit Hold’em.

We take look at these events in the wake of the final day of the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, before the WSOP closes up shop from the Rio and settles at Bally’s and Paris in 2022.

Michael Addamo takes home 4th WSOP bracelet

Michael Addamo continued his other-worldly poker playing streak with another victory at the World Series of Poker. His latest big achievement comes with a win in the $100,000 No Limit Hold’em on Tuesday evening, where he defeated a field of 64 entries over three days including Kevin Rabichow heads-up.

The top 10 players in the event, each took home six-figure prizes:

  1. Michael Addamo – $1,958,569
  2. Kevin Radichow – $1,210,487
  3. Sam Soverel – $830,992
  4. Sean Perry – $590,344
  5. Henrik Hecklen – $434,523
  6. Sorel Mizzi – $331,806
  7. Sam Grafton – $263,227
  8. Mikita Badziakouski – $217,274
  9. Bill Klein – $186,909
  10. Fedor Holz – $167,869

In winning the tournament, Addamo takes home his 4th WSOP gold bracelet along with a $1,958,569 first place. The victory marks his second WSOP bracelet this year with his other bracelet earned during the $50k High Roller for a $1,132,968 first-place prize. His previous bracelets came during the 2018 $2,650 Marathon and the 2018 WSOP Europe €25,500 Super High Roller. With the win, Addamo has now accumulated $17.7 million in live tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob, moving up to 46th on the all-time money list.

Boris Kolev wins $5k 8-Handed No Limit Hold’em

The final event of the 2021 World Series of Poker is in the books after Bulgaria’s Boris Kolev took down the $5,000 8-Handed No Limit Hold’em. In his path to victory, Kolev outlasted a field of 531 entries including Uri Reichenstein heads-up ($315,936). Huy Nguyen ($222,310), Ramon Colillas ($158,972), and Z Stein ($115,558) each scored six-figure payouts for finishing in the top 5.

Although Kolev had not won a bracelet prior to his win on Tuesday, he is a player that is no stranger to the WSOP and the world of poker. According to the Hendon Mob, Kolev has now eclipsed the $2 million mark in recorded lifetime earnings and numerous WSOP cashes that date back to 2017. His previous best came during the 2019
€3,300 No Limit Hold’em at WPT Barcelona when his second-place finish netted him $421,552.

In post-match comments, Kolev said he felt that he was due for some success in the tournament. “I’m feeling good. I started to tell people I’m gonna win the last tournament. It’s crazy because somehow I knew but I could not prove before the tournament.”

Now what?

The World Series of Poker in Las Vegas may be over but it’s hardly gone with the ability to watch some WSOP action you might have missed.

Poker fans who wish to relive the 2021 WSOP can continue to watch archived coverage of many events on PokerGo. Subscriptions are available through PokerGO for $14.99 per month or $99 per year. In addition, CBS Sports will continue to show recordings of some events over the next few weeks.

And for those still looking for new bracelet events, that’s exactly what is happening right now in the Czech Republic where WSOP Europe is being held through December 8th. Follow tournament updates through the WSOP Europe page on WSOP.com.

Sights and sounds from the WSOP

With the 2021 WSOP in the rearview mirror, it was time for some reflection.

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