Three-handed play didn’t last two long; it ended with Michael Addamo’s quest for a fourth Super MILLION$ title fall short. Blinds were 40,000/80,000/10,000a and Astedt raised to 176,000 on the button with eight-seven suited. MrGambol ducked out of the way but Addamo stuck around in the big blind with jack-ten. The eight-six-jack flop saw both players check. Astedt improved to two pair on the turn when a seven landed. Addamo bet 139,260 and Astedt called.
The ace of clubs river completed a possible flush draw, but neither player held two clubs, not that they knew that. Addamo bet 175,000 into the 700,520 pot. Astedt responded with a raise to 1,087,333 only for Addamo re-raise to 2,399,899 leaving himself a handful of chips behind. Astedt tanked for almost three minutes before making the, correct, call.
Addamo’s last 80,000 chips went in on the next hand with ace-ten and he lost to the king-eight of MrGambol that made a straight.
That hand sent the tournament heads-up where Astedt held a 10,536,320 to 4,723,680 chip lead.
The elite duo traded blows and MrGambol eventually began clawing his way back into contention. A big pot went MrGambol’s way just before what turned out to be the final break of the tournament. Both players flopped a flush, MrGambol’s ten-high beat Astedt’s nine-high and the start of heads-up chip counts were reversed.
The final hand saw MrGambol raise to 264,000 with ace-eight and Astedt call with king-nine of diamonds. The flop fell king-eight-six with two spades and Astedt check-called a184,100 continuation bet. The ace of hearts improved MrGambol to two pair and he bet 934,710 into the 926,280 pot when Astedt checked again. That bet was called.
Astedt checked again when the seven of spades completed the board. MrGambol moved all-in for 3,139,758 chips effective and Astedt eventually called, handing the title and the $324,053 top prize to last week’s runner-up MrGambol.