The Euro 25,500 buy-in NLHE Super High Roller competition at the World Series of Poker Europe tournament in the Czech Republic has yielded an impressive pay day for Australian professional poker player Michael Addamo, who bested a field of 133 – many of them top names in the international game – to claim his second gold winner’s bracelet and the main prize of Euro 848,702 after a gruelling competition that ran into the early hours of the morning at Kings Casino, Rozvadov.
The final table, and especially the heads up, turned out to be an endurance test with Addamo and his final opponent Christian Rudolph of Germany, battling it out until six the following morning, leaving both men exhausted. Even then it was a close-run thing with a series of late double ups deciding the winner.
Rudolf turning in an impressive display of professional poker but narrowly missed the title, taking home a consolatory second prize of Euro 524,532.
Top international player Benjamin Pollack of France took the third place pay check of Euro 370,219 after a very creditable performance that included leading the final table for much of the contest.
The event attracted a stellar field vying for one of the 20 cashes made possible by the Euro 3,158,750 prize pool that included Liv Boeree, Michael Soyza, Ryan Riess, Adrian Mateos, Christoph Vogelsang. Igor Kurganov, Johannes Becker, David Peters, Chris Ferguson, Kirsten Bicknell, Rainer Kempe and defending champion Niall Farrell.
Other final table cashes included
Mikita Badziakouski Euro 266,767
Dominik Nitsche Euro 196,328
Winfred Yu Euro 147,642
James Romero Euro 113,505
Manig Loeser Euro 89,253