A couple of big winners and some important details about the World Series of Poker are the headlines we’ve been tracking this week. Here’s a recap of the biggest stories in poker right now:
Addamo Unbeatable During Poker Masters High Roller Victory
It didn’t matter who was going up against Michael Addamo during the 2021 Poker Masters $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event as nobody was going to stop him. He was able to enter the final table with the chip lead and took complete advantage of that. Addamo knocked out every single other competitor in the final table en route to his big win, which he can now stack on top of two other WSOP wins.
Addamo has already won two World Series of Poker gold bracelets ahead of this competition as he just picked up $680,000 for his recent win along with 408 Card Player Player of the Year points. It was his first qualified score of the 2021 race. He also locked in his first score of the PokerGo Tour race as well, earnings 408 points towards their standings.
As it stands right now, Addamo is in the lead in the PokerGo Tour standings with those points. If he can hold on a little longer, he will be able to win the purple jacket along with $50,000 in prize money.
Gostisa Wins 2021 World Poker Tour Main Event
Slovenian native Rok Gostisa couldn’t be stopped this week. He chose to compete in the 2021 World Poker Tour World Online Championships $5,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event and emerged victorious. He went up against a giant field of 1,177 total entries. Those entries helped push the $5 million guaranteed prize pool all the way to $5,895,000 in total.
Gostisa had to go head-to-head in the final table against David Peters, a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner. It was no easy task, but he was eventually able to pull away and lock down his title along with a big score of $959,493.
It was by far the largest career tournament score that he has earned to date. His previous record was set during a $1,100 buy-in event at the 2017 WPT Five Diamond Classic Series. That event only got him $40,970 and he was the champion.
World Series of Poker Announced 11 New Online Events Coming in The Fall
Anybody who has been anticipating more events for the online portion of the World Series of Poker is in for a nice treat. Last week, the WSOP announced that they are going to be adding 11 additional gold bracelet events that are going to be played online this fall. 10 out of those 11 new events will be available in New Jersey and Nevada. The final event is going to be available in Pennsylvania.
The first official event of this new group will take place on October 3rd with the $5,300 buy-in freezeout event. According toa recent report, the WSOP plans to hold one or more online bracelet events every Sunday for the players in both Nevada and New Jersey.
The WSOP Online series was already planning to hold 74 different events, with these additional ones added onto their live events and WSOP Europe events, the total is coming out to 188. There will officially be 188 gold bracelets handed out to winners this year.