2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $100,000
Prize Pool $6,192,000
Players 64

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 500,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 5
Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 completed

Michael Addamo Wins $100,000 High Roller for His Fourth WSOP Bracelet

MattHansen • Level 24: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Michael Addamo
Michael Addamo

Australia’s Michael Addamo defeated Kevin Rabichow in heads-up play to win Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em and close out the 2021 World Series of Poker in its final year at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Addamo survived a field of 64 players and a talented final five to claim the $1,958,569 grand prize and the WSOP gold bracelet.

This is Addamo’s fourth WSOP title and the second of 2021 after he took down the $50,000 High Roller 8-handed event earlier in the series. The win tops an incredible year on the high-stakes tournament scene.

Addamo has been a force in high-stakes tournaments in 2021, winning five different events with a $50,000 buy-in or more, while finishing second and third in two others. The Aussie’s live tournament earnings for 2021 tally just short of $9.5 million, and today’s win brought his career total to just over $17.7 million.

$100,000 High Roller Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPayout
1Michael AddamoAustralia$1,958,569
2Kevin RabichowUnited States$1,210,487
3Sam SoverelUnited States$830,992
4Sean Perry United States$590,344
5Henrik HecklenDenmark$434,523
6Sorel MizziCanada$331,806
7Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom$263,227
8Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$217,274
9Bill KleinUnited States$186,909
10Fedor HolzGermany$167,869

Addamo came into Day 3 with a commanding chip lead, but Sam Soverel was able to double through the champion and take the top spot on the leaderboard on two separate occasions. Addamo fought back and regained the lead each time before he held off Kevin Rabichow’s attempt to double in heads-up play to claim victory.

“Kevin (Rabichow) is a heads-up player originally, so it would’ve been quite tough with double up there,” Addamo said in a post-win interview.

After a career year, the newest addition to the four-time champion list is ready for some time off.

“I’ve been playing non-stop for three and a half months straight so I am ready for a break,” Addamo said. Don’t expect him to be out for long, especially with the growth on the high-stakes tournament scene.

“The schedule hasn’t been announced yet but I will be playing a lot of tournaments next year and more at the WSOP again.”

Kevin Rabichow
Runner-up Kevin Rabichow

Day 3 Action

Action started early when Sean Perry got it in with ace-jack and doubled through Addamo. Otherwise, the early hands were a feeling out process until Henrik Hecklen was eliminated in fifth place when his queen-jack lost to Soverel’s pair of kings.

Soverel followed up the elimination with a double-up through Addamo that gave him the chip lead. Perry was soon out in fourth place when his pair of sixes ran into Rabichow’s pocket eights.

Addamo reclaimed the chip lead in three-handed play and extended it with big bets that put pressure on Soverel and Rabichow, but he ran into danger when Soverel called a big Addamo bet and doubled back into the lead with pocket nines.

Soverel’s time with the lead was short-lived and Addamo re-took the top spot when he shoved with jack-ten and beat Soverel’s ace-jack when a ten dropped on the turn. The hand left Addamo with more than 24 million, nearly two-thirds of the chips in play.

Once he took yet another commanding lead, Addamo went to work and eliminated Soverel in third place with ace-jack. Addamo held nearly all of the chips on the table as heads-up play started, and the big moment came when Rabichow got it in with ace-six. Addamo caught a pair of twos on the flop and held on to win the hand and the tournament.

Congratulations to Michael Addamo for winning his fourth bracelet in Event #87: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em on the final day of the 2021 World Series of Poker. Thank you for joining the PokerNews live reporting team for all of the updates from throughout the final year at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Be sure to join us in the future for coverage of all of your favorite events.

Tags: Bill KleinFedor HolzHenrik HecklenKevin RabichowMichael AddamoMikita BadziakouskiSam GraftonSam SoverelSean PerrySorel Mizzi

Sam Soverel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($830,992)

MattHansen • Level 24: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Sam Soverel
Sam Soverel

Sam Soverel shoved his last 4,400,000 from the button and Michael Addamo called from the small blind.

Sam Soverel: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Michael Addamo: {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Clubs} with three jacks for Addamo and Soverel was eliminated from the tournament in third place for $830,992.

Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 28,000,000
Kevin Rabichow us
Kevin Rabichow
us 5,000,000 -1,000,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us Busted

Tags: Michael AddamoSam Soverel

Level:
24
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
500,000

Addamo Doubles Back into Chip Lead

MattHansen • Level 23: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Michael Addamo
Michael Addamo

Sam Soverel raised to 800,000 and Michael Addamo three-bet to 6,000,000. Soverel four-bet to 11,900,000 and Addamo called for his last 5,900,000.

Michael Addamo: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Sam Soverel: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Addamo turned a pair of tens to double back into the chip lead.

Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 24,600,000 13,700,000
Kevin Rabichow us
Kevin Rabichow
us 7,200,000 1,400,000
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
us 6,600,000 -15,100,000

Tags: Michael AddamoSam Soverel