Poker Masters: Michael Addamo Wins Back-To-Back Events To Secure The Purple Jacket

PokerGO`s Poker Masters running from September 7-19 concluded in a thundering fashion on Sunday with the Australian poker pro Michael Addamo winning the last two events of the 12-event series back-to-back. The two-time WSOP winner shipped Event #11 ($50,000 NLH) on Saturday. Just a day later, he championed Event #12 ($100,000 NLH) for $1,160,000, his career-high live score. Addamo was the only player to win two titles during the Poker Masters series and his victories in the two highest-stakes events steered him to the top of the overall series leaderboard. As a result, Addamo secured the coveted Purple Jacket and an impressive $50,000 in the leaderboard prize.

“It’s insane, I’m incredibly tired, I’m looking forward to getting some sleep,” Addamo said right after the massive victory. “It’s been an amazing run and I’m grateful the cards turned my way I guess.” 

The final day began with Addamo leading the remaining 5 players. Mikita Badziakouski, who had won the final $25k buy-in event of the series, was a clear short stack. Unsurprisingly, he was the first player to be eliminated from the final table. He called off his last five big blinds with K-10 and was unable to beat out the Q-3 of Addamo. Baziakouski took home $203,000 as the fifth-place finisher.

Stanley Tang was the next to fall. He moved all-in with Ks Qh facing a raise from Addamo with Js 9c. Addamo made a pair of nines on the turn and held from there to eliminate Tang in fourth place.

Following Tang was Alex Foxen who shoved his last eight big blinds preflop with K-4 beaten by the K-7 of Petrangelo. Foxen found no help from the board and exited in third-place for $464,000.

The heads-up began with Addamo holding a 4:1 chip lead against Petrangelo. The heads-up did not last long and was over within almost 15 minutes. On the final hand, Petrangelo raised to 70,000 with Kc 8d and Addamo defended his big blind with 7h 3c. The flop opened 7c 2c 2d. Addamo check-raised Petrangelo’s 50,000 c-bet to 165k and the latter made the call. The turn was the 10h. Addamo checked and Petrangelo bet 250k.  Addamo called and the turn 5c completed the board. Addamo checked again and Petrangelo shoved for 545k. Addamo went into the tank but finally called with his sevens and deuces to lock up the pot and the title. Petrangelo earned $754,000 as the runner-up.

Final Table Payouts (USD)

  1. Michael Addamo – $1,160,000
  2. Nick Petrangelo – $754,000
  3. Alex Foxen – $464,000
  4. Stanley Tang – $319,000
  5. Mikita Badziakouski – $203,000