Michael Addamo Wins WPT World Online Championships $100K SHR for $1.2m
The World Poker Tour (WPT) World Online Championships has finally come to a close after nine weeks of top-notch online action. During this period, a number of players walked away with seven-figure payouts, one of them was Michael Addamo, the winner of Event #12: $100,00 Super High Roller, the final event of the series.
Addamo faced partypoker Ambassador Isaac Haxton in a thrilling heads-up battle which took place following a deal leaving $30,000 to the eventual winner. In the end, it was the Australian who emerged victorious, taking home $1,284,114 for his first place finish.
Haxton had to settle for second, but it was still a productive day for the partypoker ambassador who ended up with $1,216,286 in winnings.
Final Table Action
The final action saw seven players doing their best to make it to the six-handed final table, but an hour into action, Daniel Dvoress became the official bubble guy, leaving the table after a botched hero call during the early stages of the game. The Canadian poker pro eventually was eliminated by Mexico’s Sergi Reixach and walked away empty-handed.
Christoph Vogelsang held the chip lead at one point, but it was only for a short while as he became the first player to be eliminated from the six-handed final table, courtesy of Haxton. The UK pro finished sixth for $229,600. Linus Loeliger, who was the short stock when the final table kicked off, eventually exited in fifth place for $276,000.
Reixach showed some great potential and was a strong favorite to go all the way to heads-up play, but expectations had been shattered when he collided with Haxton, and it all happened after a fold from Charlie Godwin. Reixach, who shoved for 828,000 prompted Haxton to snap call, and just like that, the Mexican was out in fourth place for $374,000.
Godwin finished in third place. He played it smart and ended up making an extra $250K and turning a $109 satellite into a massive $620,000 payday.
Addamo And Haxton Agree To Split
Addamo and Haxton were left with 250 big blinds in play, the latter holding a slim lead. Both players then agreed to split the prize pool and leave $30K and the title to the winner. After passing the lead back and forth numerous times, it was Addamo who had the last laugh. It was another remarkable victory for the Australian poker pro who has more than $8 million in total live winnings.