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Michael Addamo Emerges Victorious at Event #24: THE MARATHON – $2,620 NLHE

One of the more riveting poker events in the diverse schedule of this year’s World Series of Poker recently came to an end and this was Event #24: THE MARATHON – $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em which featured generous payouts for everyone interested in participation. The skillful winner who made it all the way to the top was Michael Addamo who deserved the first-place prize of $653,581 coming with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

The World Series of Poker is known around the globe as a trustworthy brand in the poker world which has a lot on offer and is constantly striving to provide players from all four corners of the world with festivals on various stops. This summer just like every other before it has been dedicated to the exciting poker action of the poker festival which has always taken a center spot in the event calendars of many players.

This 24th event in the rich schedule of this year’s WSOP is one of the multiple-day ones which provide players with enough time to develop their full potential on the felt. A total of 1,637 entries were registered for participation until the window for registration was still open, which gave as many players as possible the chance to enter the event.

The first place at the end of the Final Table granted one lucky player with a sweet payday of $653,581, placing the tournament among the more attractive events in the schedule of WSOP. Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino where poker action is taking place since the beginning of this month became even more attractive with the start of this event promising generous payouts for the top positions on the official leader board.

The Marthon Brings Generous Payouts

The Australian player who claimed the top position and succeeded in outplaying most entrants in the player field also had his largest cash winning from a tournament at the end of Day 5 of this event was more than excited. It should be taken into account that he is well-known in the online poker field and he even went so far as to relocate to Thailand once online poker was prohibited across Australia.

Poker action over the span of this tournament was more than interesting, as Addamo had some of the best players registered in it still progressing towards the first place. Among them were players to the liking of Martin Jacobson who managed to claim the throne at the end of the 2014 Main Event. He reached the fifth position in this event and this brought him $155,062 at the end of the day.

Taylor Paur who was the chip leader at the end of Day 4 and welcomed players as such is also known for his performance at the World Poker Tour. On Day 5 he reached the fourth spot on the leader board and claimed some $201,995. The third spot was claimed by another renown poker player Bart Lybaert from Belgium who could not make it further than this spot and this brought him a total of $290,315.

The anticipated heads-up duel between the two most prominent participants in this tournament was interesting in a way that the recreational player Mark Sleet was doing his best to put Addamo out of his comfort zone and trying to put his skill to the real test.

Eventually, Sleet had to settle for the runner-up position and the consolation prize of $403,870 which came with it. Poker tournaments continue with full throttle and the best is yet to come for the WSOP.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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