David Peters Denies Michael Addamo Third WSOP Bracelet
Last week, we told you that Michael Addamo was in the semi-finals of the Heads-Up NL Hold’em Championship at the 2020 WSOP Online. We predicted that he would make the finals of the event, and he did not disappoint. Eventually, he finished second to our David Peters. This gives Peters the second bracelet of his career.
Michael Addamo Advances to Finals Over Chi Zhang
The first semifinal match on Saturday was between Australia’s Michael Addamo and Chi Zhang of the UK. Early in the match, Zhang took the lead, but a key straight over straight confrontation put Addamo back into the lead.
Michael Addamo advances to the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship final defeating Michael Zhang in the semifinals.
Zhang earns $124,160.
— GGPoker – HOME OF WSOP 2020 ONLINE BRACELET SERIES (@GGPokerOfficial) August 15, 2020
Zhang then ran into a massive cooler a few hands later. Holding Ks-Qc, he hit top pair on a flop of Kc-3d-3h. He missed the turn and river and on the river and decided to shove with his two pair. Unfortunately for him, Addamo came into the hand with 6s-3s and flopped trip sixes. He took the hand and sent Zhang to the rail in third place. Zhang earned $124,160 for his deep run.
David Peters Survives Roller Coaster Semifinal With Alyssa MacDonald
Alyssa MacDonald was the surprise semifinalist in the field. She claims to have won over $1 million in online poker, but has less than $10k in live poker tournament earnings. Her opponent was David Peters. Peters is a US pro with over $33 million in live poker tournament earnings and a WSOP bracelet.
The match proved very competitive with the chip lead going back and forth multiple times between the two players. Long after Addamo’s match was concluded, this pair continued battling for a spot in the finals.
Eventually, Peters’ experience in high stakes tournaments took over and he took a commanding lead. He got a bit lucky in the final hand to finish off MacDonald. MacDonald had flopped a set of queens while Peters picked up a gutshot straight draw and middle pair. He improved to a flush draw on the turn and rivered his straight to win the hand and send MacDonald out in third place. She earned $124,160 for her deep run.
Peters Defeats Addamo in Finals for His Second Bracelet
There was no rest for the weary as the finals kicked off between David Peters and Michael Addamo as soon as the final hand was dealt. The first few hands played a bit like Baccarat with little action or movement in the stacks.
The chip lead went back and forth for a bit and at one point, the Aussie held nearly a 2 to 1 chip lead over the American. However, a big cooler hand that saw Peters turn a straight flush put the stacks back to even. The pair then battled back and forth for a while before Peters started moving into the lead.
— Kevin Mathers (@Kevmath) August 15, 2020
This time around, there was no miraculous comeback as Peters had about a 5 to 1 chip lead going into the final hand. Addamo was all-in pre-flop with Jc-3c and Peters made the easy call with Ah-Ks. An ace on the flop gave Peters the lead and another on the turn gave him the hand and the bracelet.
Michael Addamo just missed out on his third WSOP bracelet but still won $223,488. Peters won his second career WSOP bracelet and earned $360,480.
The 2020 WSOP Online continues and we are now to the Main Event. The $5,000 NL Hold’em Main Event kicked off on Sunday and will feature a $25 million guarantee. Day 1A played out on Sunday and drew 464 players. Just 99 players survived the first day.
Day 1B will play out on Monday and Day 1C on Tuesday. Day 2 of this tournament will not commence until August 30th. We will keep you updated on any major developments from the series, including any bracelet wins by Australian players.
Study on Women’s Changing Attitude Toward Gambling
A new study has been undertaken by the Deakin University regarding a few gambling related topics. These include pokie machines that target f...