The 2021 Poker Masters took place at the PokerGO studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The tournament ran from Sep 7 to 19 and featured a total of 12 events and a variety of different buy-ins for high-stakes poker players.
The Poker Masters tournament is popular for a number of reasons. It brings together some of the best poker players from around the world who battle it out for a coveted purple jacket that is given away towards the end of the tournament based on who finishes on top of the leaderboard.
Australian Wins Purple Jacket
Australian poker pro Michael Addamo did not have a lot of success during the first 10 events of the 2021 Poker Masters. However, he put in a great performance in the last two events of the tournament to come from behind and win both events in style. His back to back wins also saw him to skyrocket to the top of the leaderboard and finish in first place.
His first place finish on the leaderboard saw him become the latest winner of the purple jacket and also receive a $50,000 prize. The four previous purple jacket winners include Steffen Sontheimer who won it in 2017, Almedin Imsirovic who got it in 2018, Sam Soverel won it in 2019 and Alexandros Kolonias won it in 2020.
Consecutive Wins For Addamo
It all started for Addamo with Event #11: $50,000 N-Limit Hold’em. He made his mark on the tournament by winning the event and taking home a cool $680,000. The final event of the tournament was Event #12: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em. Addamo put down the $100,000 buy-in and so did another 28 players to bring the total number of registrations to 29 and the prize pool to $2.9 million.
There were a number of top players taking part in this event. Three of those players had the opportunity to win the purple jacket if they ended up winning the final event as it would push them to first place on the Poker Masters leaderboard. Those three players were Mikita Badziakouski from Belarus and Americans Nick Petrangelo and Alex Foxen. All three of them came very close to winning as they made it to the final 5.
However, Badziakouski was eliminated in fifth place and Foxen went out in third place. The final challenge was between Addamo and Petrangelo but it was the Australian who pulled away to take the first place and a $1.16 million payout. Petrangelo had to settle for $ $754,000 for his second place finish.
Addamo Happy With Purple Jacket Win
The two wins gave Addamo 808 points on the leaderboard and pushed him to the top spot. His total winnings from amounted to $1.84 million with his win in event number 12 turning out to be his biggest live poker cashout till date. The Australian now has over $10 million in career prize money according to the Hendon Mob and is third on Australia’s All Time Money list.
In a statement, “It’s been an incredible run of winning a lot of all-ins – it’s just insane. I don’t think I’ve won two tournaments in quick succession of this size before, so this is definitely probably the biggest one, I’d say. I’ve put in so many hours studying the game, and I still feel like every time I get humbled and that there’s still so many things to learn. But it’s incredibly important and you can see who has been putting in the work and who hasn’t.”
Petrangelo who finished in second place was well behind with 402 points. His total winnings at the 2021 Poker Masters was $929,800.

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