Michael Addamo won his record fifth career GGPoker Super MILLION$ title this week. (photo courtesy: PokerGO)

It’s another high roller victory for Michael Addamo’s extensive poker resume as he claimed a record fifth career victory in this week’s GGPoker Super MILLION$, besting the 266-entry field for a $518,640 payday.

Addamo entered the final table with the chip lead and held it all the way until heads-up play. He was never really in any danger throughout the day, especially after scooping a massive pot in the early action. From there, he cruised to heads-up play, battled back when he lost the lead, and sealed the deal against a tough opponent in Brazilian powerhouse Pablo Silva.

The win breaks the two-way tie with four-time Super MILLION$ champ Niklas Astedt and lifts him into the top 5 on the tournament’s All-Time Money List with more than $3.5 million in Super MILLION$ earnings.

At this point, after Addamo’s incredible 2021 campaign, another victory for Addamo shouldn’t be a surprise to poker fans. This week, the surprise was just how fast the victory came. Between Addamo and Silva, they eliminated every other opponent save one and did so in just over ninety minutes.

It didn’t take long before Addamo went to work. Less than 10 minutes into the final table, with the blinds at 35,000/70,000 (8,500 ante), Addamo put in a raise to 140,000 under the gun holding TdTs. The action folded to ‘TheRayGuy’ on the button who was sitting second in chips with 4.5 million and the AdAs. ‘TheRayGuy’ three-bet to 462,000 and Addamo made the call. The flop came KsTc4c, giving Addamo a set which was made all the more improbable with one ten having hit the muck preflop. Addamo checked it to ‘TheRayGuy’ who put out a bet of 546,000. Addamo check-raised to 1.2 million and ‘TheRayGuy’ moved all-in. Addamo snap-called having hit his one out and the 8h and Jd completed the board. ‘TheRayGuy’ started the day second in chips but left in ninth place for $64,830 and Addamo soared to more than 10 million in chips, more than enough to apply maximum pressure for the rest of the tournament.

The blinds climbed to 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante) when ‘DollarVig’ opened from under the gun to 160,000 holding AdKd. In the cutoff, Pablo Silva three-bet to just over 371,000 holding JsJd. When the action returned to ‘DollarVig’ they shipped their remaining 12 big blinds and Silva made the call. The board ran out QcTc3s2hTd providing no help to ‘DollarVig’s overcards and sending them home in eighth for $84,074.

At 50,000/100,000 (12,500 ante), China’s Huang Wenjie slipped down to 13 big blinds and was in looking for a spot to perhaps double. When Austria’s ‘JukeZonYou’ opened to 200,000 on the button, Wenjie made his move and shipped all-in holding the Ad5c. However, ‘JukeZonYou’ quickly called and turned up with the dominating AcKd. The flop came As6s4d, pairing both but keeping kickers in play. The turn was the 4s giving Wenjie a couple of additional outs, but the river came the 6h, and right before the first break, Wenjie was eliminated in seventh place for $109,030.

It would be the only break of the final table and the final table sped to a conclusion. With the blinds at 60,000/120,000 (15,000 ante), Silva opened from the cutoff to 240,000 with AhJs and when it folded to Orpen Kisacikoglu in the big blind, he moved all-in for 2 million holding AsQh. Silva made the call, putting Kisacikoglu at risk. The flop came Ad6c4d bring a pair for both but keeping Kisacikoglu ahead with the queen kicker. The Jd turn changed everything and Silva took a commanding lead which he held through the 9d river. Kisacikoglu, who started the day third in chips, hit the rail in sixth which was good for $141,395.

Two hands later, Silva was back at it. ‘JukeZonYou’ opened to 240,000 on the button and Silva, looking to apply pressure on a short stack, open shipped his 7 million stack with Ac8c. ‘JukeZonYou’ insta-called with the best hand, but the flop came out Ah6d2s, helping Silva come from behind once again. The Js hit the turn and the river came the 5s, ending ‘JukeZonYou’s day in fifth place for $237,797.

The very next hand, ‘spaise411’ opened to 240,000 under the gun holding 9d9s. When it folded to Addamo in the big blind, just like Silva the hand before, he open-shipped the chip lead holding Ad2c. ‘spaise411’ called looking for the double up however the board ran out Ah6c3dTc2s giving Addamo the pot and finishing off ‘spaise411’ in fourth place for $237,797.

Three-handed at 70,000/140,000 (17,500), Silva opened the button to 280,000 holding AhKd and after Addamo folded the small blind, Mario Mosboeck took a few seconds before three-bet shipping his final 12 big blinds with the JhTh. Silva made the call and the flop came Qc8h3c giving Mosboeck some additional straight outs to survive. The 3s turn was no help to him and the Ks river simply sealed his fate. Mosboeck was eliminated in third place and picked up $399,926 for the deep run.

Addamo and Silva were essentially even in chips when heads-up play got underway. Silva jumped out to a lead, but after a big double up for Addamo where he rivered a flush against Silva’s flopped top pair, Addamo quickly finished Silva off.

Four hands after Addamo’s double-up, a classic cooler shipped him the win. Silva opened the button to 350,000 with the JcJs and Addamo three-bet to 1.2 million holding the AcKc. Silva didn’t wait, he shipped his final seven million and Addamo made the call. The flop came TsTd8h, keeping Silva ahead. However, the turn came the As giving Addamo top pair. The river was the 6h and Silva finished up and the runner-up for which he collected $399,926.

With the victory, Michael Addamo recorded his fifth Super MILLION$ win and took home $518,640.

GGPoker Super MILLION$ Final Table (1/11)

Michael Addamo – $518,640
Pablo Silva – $399,926
Mario Mosboeck – $308,385
‘spaise411’ – $237,797
‘JukeZonYou’ – $183,367
Orpen Kisacikoglu – $141,395
Huang Wenjie – $109,030
‘DollarVig’ – $84,074
‘TheRayGuy’ – $64,830