Michael Addamo becomes a multiple bracelet winner. A heads-up match between two of live tournament poker’s heavyweights. Check out these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
Michael Addamo wins €25,500 No Limit Hold’em High Roller
Michael Addamo took down the €25,500 No Limit Hold’em High Roller early Friday morning at the World Series of Poker Europe as the Australian poker pro won his second bracelet of the year. With the victory, Addamo wins a first place prize of $976,007 after defeating a field of 133 entries. The final table was filled with big winners that included Christian Rudolph ($603,212), Benjamin Pollak ($425,752), Mikita Badziakouski ($306,782) and Dominik Nitsche ($225,777).
Michael Addamo won the €25K to become the third player in 2018 to win bracelets in Europe and Vegas. Topped 133 total entries in #WSOPE Event 8: €25,500 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller to win $965,475. https://t.co/8sHMRaeEgs pic.twitter.com/UdD43G40F9
— Chad Allan Holloway (@ChadAHolloway) October 26, 2018
Addamo, who now has over $3 million in lifetime tournament winnings, previously won a bracelet in the $2,620 Marathon last summer.
In other WSOP Europe action, Event #9, the €100,000 No Limit Hold’em King’s Super High Roller is underway with 67 players signed up for the tournament at the time of this writing. Late registration stays open through Day 1 and through the first two levels of Day 2. Timothy Adams holds an early chip lead with an unsurprisingly stacked field that includes Dominik Nitsche, David Peters, Adrian Mateos, Fedor Holz, Paul Phua and Kristen Bicknell, to name a few.
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– On Friday, 2005 WSOP Main Event winner Joe Hachem and Michael Mizrachi will play the first of three heads-up matches in Australia. The two won’t be playing for a lot of money — just $5000 in Australian dollars — but pride is at stake. The heads-up duel, which is sponsored by Ladbrokes and the Australian Poker Tour, will continue on Saturday and Sunday.
– partypoker has won their second consecutive EGR “Poker Operator of the Year” award, beating competitors Kindred Group and The Stars Group. Parent company GVC Holdings also won awards for OPerator of the Year and Casino Operator of the Year.
– In news from Pennsylvania, hearing dates for mini-casinos from Mount Airy and Stadium Casino LLC have been set for early December. The hearings are to allow public input in regards to proposed locations of mini-casinos, which are “Category 4” casinos limited to 700 slot machines or 40 table games per location. The owners of the Parx Casino also announced this week that their mini-casino will be built in the Shippensburg Township, located around 25 miles southwest of Harrisburg.
– Gus Hansen has officially arrived in Las Vegas and of course, its going to be a great fall.
– Doug Polk’s been busy posting vlogs on YouTube since stepping away from playing poker. In his latest post, Polk takes a look at a recent hand from Live at the Bike:
– Daniel Negreanu is well known for his hand reading skills, but can that translate to real life? Negreanu sits down with Fatima Moreira de Melo in a YouTube short where he tries to figure out if she is lying.