Michael Addamo scooped the Super High Roller Bowl VI title on Wednesday for $3.4 million, his third consecutive high roller tournament win. In the process, he became Australia’s all-time winningest live tournament player.
Addamo, now with $13.5 million, surpassed 2005 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem, who has $12.7 million in cashes. Kahle Burns drops to third place in Australian history at $10.7 million.
It’s been a memorable month for the SHRB champion. He started things off with a win in Poker Masters Event #11: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em, for $680,000. In the ensuing Poker Masters tournament — Event #12: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em — he again took it down, this one for $1,160,000, along with the Purple Jacket, which is awarded to the overall series champion.
Bonomo, who made his return to live tournament poker for the first time in nearly two years, made a few plays during heads-up play. He grinded for over an hour, but couldn’t ever catch up, and lost a rough hand to end the tournament.
From the button, Bonomo opened to 80,000 with and his heads-up opponent called the raise with . The flop came out and both players checked. When the turned over on the turn, Bonomo hit top pair but was drawing dead. Addamo, who used the over-bet to his advantage multiple times during the tournament, bet 250,000 into a pot of 190,000.
Bonomo, holding top pair, made the call only to see, as PokerGO commentator Nick Schulman said, “the worst card in the world” on the river. That card was the .
Addamo again over-bet the pot, this time putting his opponent all-in for just over 2 million chips. Bonomo used a multitude of time extension chips before deciding that top two-pair was just too strong heads-up to fold. He made the call and found out the bad news. As a consolation prize, he received $1,890,000, and the winner took home $3,402,000.