Celebrated Australian poker pro Michael Addamo has won nearly every title and tournament in the world of poker. Now, he can add a WSOPC ring to his trophies after seizing the championship at the WSOPC #15: $400 New Year Colossus at GGPoker.
Addamo trounced 8,724 opponents on the road to claiming the $400 New Year Colossus title. The title not only awarded the Australian the coveted WSOP Circuit ring, but also a hefty $374,604.
The nine other finalists also got a guaranteed $37,459 for their $400 buy-in, including Sparrow “FacelessMan” Cheung of Hong Kong, who finished ninth. When Rui “OlliOctavius” Sousa ran ace-king into Addamo’s pocket kings, he found himself out in eighth place.
Tudor “hotsince93” Lazar came up with kings to bust “minterofbtc” in seventh-place. The next big blow came when “Hazes” ran a jack-ten into “benchplayer8” kings.
Now, the remaining players at the final table were guaranteed six-figures for their hands. Tenno “ViiolAwo” Tonts of Estonia was the first to cash in for $118,458, leaving in fifth-place.
Addamo’s ten-seven bested benchplayer8 pocket aces to knock him out. “Pikerdon” fell to Addamo’s hand, finishing in third place for $210,653.
Holding close to a 10-to-1 chip lead over Lazar, Addamo’s victory was a given. Just two hands into the head-to-head, Addamo limp-called a 10.5 big blind ( 20,937,674) shove from Lazar. Addamo queen and queen-jack on the flop beat Lazar’s ace-king.
Yuri Dzivielevski Claims Victory WSOP $800 Fifty Stack
After winning the top prize of the $800 Fifty Stack, Brazilian Yuri Dzivielevski is $178,236 richer. Dzivielevski can now add a WSOPC ring to his WSOP bracelets. Needless to say, Dzivilevski is dripping in WSOP gold.
The Brazilian fought it out with some of the best players in the world, on the road to yet another major poker championship. Top player Rui Ferreira of Portugal, for example, finished fifth.
Harry “vulvasore” Lodge of the United Kingdom was another poker superstar who reached the final table. But Lodge’s luck ran out, leaving the table in fourth place with $75,161.
Another Brazilian, Alex Greenblatt, left with $100,229 in third place, before Dzivielevski claimed victory over American Justin Park for the title.
More WSOPC Ring Winners
Anson “Tara@oz” Tsang of Hong Kong not only won a WSOPC ring, but also a $178,921 prize in the WSOPC Event #10: $400 Christmas PLOSSUS. Tsang triumphed over a field of 3,628 players to become a WSOPC champion.
Oleg “Ad Astra” Vasylchenko of Ukraine took the WSOPC Event #11: $1,050 Bounty Hunters Championship. The Ukrainian beat out Marty “RetremntFund” Mathis in a heads-up match to take home $145,005 in prize money.
Finally, Fabian “lordof0513” Schmidt won the WSOPC Event #12: $500 Deepstack. Schmidt claimed victory at the nine-handed final table that included going heads-up with Germany’s Oliver Weis. For his effort, Schmidt collected a cool $90,943, and a WSOPC ring.
Partypoker Adds to Parssinen’s Bankroll
Fresh from a big win at GGPoker, Eelis Parssinen of Finland moved to Partypoker to take down The High Roller Big Game. Parssinen outlasted a field of 124-players for a $76,311 win.
Parssinen went up against Christian Rudolph, Joao Vieira, Jans Arends, and Niklas Astedt at a star-studded final table. Runner-up Joao Vieira collected a nice $49,103 for his effort.
Two Recond Breaking 888poker Events
Two big 888poker events hit their guarantees, the $30,000 Sunday Challenge PKO and the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep.
More than 1,050 players entered the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep, creating a $105,100 prize pool. Russian “Ilovetyumen” defeated fellow Russian “SpaceNuts” in a heads-up match to claim a prize of $19,285. “SpaceNuts” didn’t do bad either, banking $13,768. “SirHennie” finished in third-place, for a prize of $10,404.
Out of a field of 355, “Iplaynayone” came out on top of the $30,000 Sunday Challenge PKO. That victory was worth $6,154.
Igor “lechuckpoker” Kurganov Claims Another Pokerstars Victory
Russian Igor “lechuckpoker” Kurganov left the table triumphant at the PokerStars $1,050 Sunday Supersonic. The Russian added $22,090 to his millions in lifetime winnings.
“RPILON” of Canada was the first finalist to leave before Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez of Uruguay finished in fifth-place, and Russia’s Maksim “MAMOHT_T” Viktorovich finished in fourth place with $9,997.
A heads-up was inevitable when “babatukas888” of Lithuania fell in third. This meant Kurganov was slated to go heads up with Sweden’s Anton “Bomber&Granater” Wigg. Kurganov claimed the $22,090 top prize, but Wigg seemed satisfied with $16,960.
The year 2021 is just getting off the ground, and it looks like it’s shaping up to be a good year for online poker.