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Michael Addamo Claims €848,702 and the Bling at WSOPE €25,000 High Roller

The World Series of Poker Europe festival continues with full force providing its participants with the premium offerings of the High Roller event currently in progress. Michael Addamo became the champion at the end of its Final Table which took place this Thursday at King’s Casino in Rozvadov. WSOPE Bracelet #7 was given away in addition to €848,702 prize money.

High Roller events are among the preferred ones in every poker festival around the globe as they have the potential to bring players excellent cash prizes as well as coveted trophies every once in a while. The WSOPE premium poker tournament featuring a guaranteed prize pool of €1,000,000 came with the seventh of ten sparkling Bracelets desired by all participants.

Addamo Claims Chip Lead and Remains on Top

It commenced this Wednesday with as many as 80 players sliding in. Throughout Day 1’s action, their number was significantly reduced to 49 only, who reunited once again on Thursday. Due to the significant interest in participation, the overall prize pool reached the impressive €3,158,750. Only the top 20 positions on the official leader board were eligible for a cash payout at the end of Day 2 of the event, each player receiving a generous paycheck.

Addamo asserted his dominance as the chip leader with some 8,120,000 in chips to his name at the beginning of poker action. At that point, a significant gap stood between him and the runner-up player on the unofficial rank list Jean Thorel who had a chip stack of 5,910,000. However, things changed soon after the start of poker action as players were willing to eliminate as many rivals on the way to the top as possible.

The first one to leave with a cash reward for his deep run was Gianluca Speranza who was worthy of the minimum cash prize of €38,365. Another poker pro Rainer Kempe from Germany was among the participants fortunate enough to make it to the cash prizes. He bagged some €49,951 for his deep run in the structure of the event. When it was time for the Final Table of this event, Dominik Nitsche was among the notable players to make it in.

Dominik Nitsche Increases Winnings to $15,738,878

Surviving players had the honor of playing against him at the Final Table which only comes to prove the opportunities which a WSOPE event provides. Nitsche claimed the fifth position on the official rank list of the High Roller event, which brought him a sweet payday of €196,328. This elevated his total live winnings generated in poker tournaments around the globe to $15,738,878.

Shortly after him, Benjamin Pierre was quick to leave the event €370,219 richer after climbing to the third position. Next up, it was time for the heads-up duel, which is among the most important points of every poker tournament. Christian Rudolph was the player who could not outplay Addamo and had to settle for the consolation prize of €524,532.

In the meantime, Addamo himself marked his first WSOPE winning for this year. Thanks to the generous cash payout he increased the total amount of winnings to his name to $3,104,779.The Final Table was streamed in several languages, providing players from around the world with the opportunity to watch poker action with a 30-minute delay. This is a common practice of WSOP done for safety purposes.

Now that the High Roller event is over, it is time for the Super Highroller one which brings with itself the ninth WSOPE Bracelet for this festival. It also features a guaranteed prize pool of €5,000,000, as well as a buy-in of €100,000. Sunday is set to witness the Final Table of this event, amid the most exciting time of this poker congregation.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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