Hand of the week: Addamo transforms into quads in a $ 25,000 High Roller
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After a strong race, including victory in the Super High Roller Bowl 2021, many expected Michel addamo perform well in the first High Roller of the 2021 World Series of Poker.
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The $ 25,000 High Roller has attracted some of the biggest names in poker eager to get back into action after a two-year hiatus from the online fire. Daniel Negreanu, Jason koon, Adrien mateos and Erik Seidel all joined the pack, hoping to become one of the opening week WSOP champions.
Addamo was one of them and was seated at a table that included the former bracelet winner Ankush Mandavia. However, all hopes for a third WSOP bracelet were quickly dashed after a monumental cooler.
With blinds at 1,500/3,000 with a stake of 3,000 big blind, the action was on a flop of. and Mandavia had checked in Addamo. The Australian bet 13,000 and Mandavia called.
The turn was the and again Mandavia checked. Addamo bet 25,000 and Mandavia called again.
The river was the . Addamo “looked like a statue” according to updates, before finally going all-in for 85,000.
Mandavia snap-called with for the tens quad.
“Addamo looked sick as he looked at his maps,” the updates say, with Addamo turning around for full aces.
The players were treated to a re-entry into the High Roller of $ 25,000, and Addamo immediately took it. However, only an hour later he was knocked out again after running in only for his opponent to river an ace.
Addamo’s hand wasn’t the only memorable hand this week involving quads, so an honorable mention has to go to Eli Elezra in Event # 7: $ 1,500 at the dealer’s choice.
On Day 2, the tournament had just brought in some money before the next hand took place. The game was 5 card draw, and Hernan Salazar was all-in against Kevin gerhart and Elezra mentioned above.
Salazar dismissed three, Elezra and Gerhart both shot one. After the draw Elezra bet 42,000 and Gerhart went all-in. Elezra called and moved all in for 120,000.
“Quad! He said, according to the updates, and returned . “Sorry Salazar, I got a square with a valet.” Meanwhile, Gerhart flashed for two pairs
Salazar had already missed his hand, and was eliminated in 46th place for a minimum cash of $ 2,400. Elezra would finish 20th for $ 3,593 and Gerhart 16th for $ 4,429.