Michael Addamo Wins Coveted Purple Jacket At The 2021 Poker Masters
Michael Addamo finished strong at the 2021 Poker Masters that allowed him to win the coveted Purple Jacket. The Australian poker pro won the last two events in the tournament to get vital points that helped him to edge out some of the other top poker pros in the running for the purple jacket.
Things started to go well for Addamo during Event #11: $50,000 N-Limit Hold’em which concluded on 18 September. He won the event and took home a nice purse of $680,000.
The 12th and final event of the Poker Masters took place on 19 September and Addamo was keen to bring the momentum from the last event into Event #12: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
The $100,000 buy-in event attracted a total of 29 entries to create a massive $2.9 million prize pool. There were a number of big names taking part in this event including two time consecutive GPI Player of the Year Alex Foxen, Nick Petrangelo and Mikita Badziakouski.
Addamo entered Event 12 knowing that he had a chance to win the Purple Jacket provided he won the event or finished in second place. While the competition was stiff at the table, Addamo played very well and ended up finishing in first place to win back to back events at the 2021 Poker Masters.
Foxen who also had a chance to win the Purple Jacket was eliminated in third place. Petrangelo and Addamo battled it out for the top spot but Petrangelo fell short and had to settle for second place and a payout of $754,000. Addamo collected a whopping $1.16 million for his first place finish.
Addamo Claims First Purple Jacket
The back to back wins gave Addamo more than enough points on the 2021 Poker Masters Leaderboard that saw him finish in first place. His first place finish on the leaderboard got him an additional $50,000 along with the coveted Purple Jacket.
This was a notable achievement in Addamo’s poker career as it was his biggest live poker cashout till date. He now has more than $10 million in career prize money according to the Hendon Mob. He sits in third place on Australia’s All Time Money list (20/09/2021).
Addamo said he was very pleased with his performance as he had worked really hard on his game coming into this tournament. His total payout from the 2021 Poker Masters was $1.84 million.