Michael Addamo came into the final two events of the 2021 Poker Masters with zero cashes at the series. He had only played one of the first 10 tournaments on the schedule, showing up with an eye on the two largest buy-ins events offered during the series. The two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner from Australia emerged victorious in the $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event on Saturday, Sept. 18 to earn $680,000. Just a day later, he came out on top in the $100,000 buy-in high roller to add another $1,160,000.
Addamo was the only player to win two titles during the 12-event series. His victories in the highest-stakes events offered resulted in him being crowned the 2021 Poker Masters champion. As a result, he secured the Purple Jacket and $50,000 in added prize money to go along with the $1,840,000 he earned along the way.
When PokerGO reporters asked him where this two-day run of success ranks in the hot streaks of his young career, Addamo replied, “This is definitely up there. I don’t think I’ve won two tournaments in quick succession of this size before, so this is definitely probably the biggest one, I’d say.”
This win was the fourth-largest payday of Addamo’s career. The Melbourne native now has more than $14.5 million in career tournament earnings to his name.