Michael Addamo Kicks Off 2021 in Style; Wins WSOPC New Year Colossus


January 05 2021
Matthew Pitt

There are few titles that Michael Addamo hasn’t managed to win during his long and illustrious poker career. He can remove a WSOP Circuit ring from his to-do list after triumphing in the WSOPC #15: $400 New Year Colossus at GGPoker this weekend.
Addamo overcame 8,724 opponents on his way to bagging the $400 New Year Colossus title. Victory in this massive event not only awarded a coveted WSOP Circuit ring, but also a colossal cash prize that weighed in at $374,604.
Each of the nine finalists guaranteed themselves $37,459 for their $400 investment. Hong Kong’s Sparrow “FacelessMan” Cheung collected this sum when he crashed out in ninth.
Rui “OlliOctavius” Sousa was the next casualty when he ran ace-king into Addamo’s pocket kings. Tudor “hotsince93” Lazar then found kings to bust “minterofbtc” in seventh-place before “Hazes” ran their jack-ten into the, you guessed it, kings of “benchplayer8”.
Everyone else was now guaranteed a six-figure haul for their effort and Estonia’s Tenno “ViiolAwo” Tonts was the first to grab this bumper prize. His demise in fifth-place, at the hands of Addamo, resulted in him banking $118,458.
Addamo’s ten-seven came from behind to best the pocket aces of benchplayer8 to reduce the player count by one. Addamo then busted “Pikerdon” in third place, a finish worth $210,653, to send the Colossus into the heads-up stage.
Holding a near 10-to-1 lead over Lazar, an Addamo victory was a formality. A couple of hands into the one-on-one battle, Addamo limp-called a 20,937,674 (10.5 big blind) shove from Lazar. Lazar held ace-king, Addamo queen-jack and a queen on the flop sealed the deal for the talented Australian.
WSOPC #15: $400 New Year Colossus Final Table Results

1Michael AddamoAustralia$374,604

2Tudor “hotsince93” LazarHungary$280,909



5Tenno “ViioAwo” TontsEstonia$118,458



8Rui “OlliOctavius” SousaPortugal$49,953

9Sparrow “FacelessMan” CheungHong Kong$37,459

Enjoy a blow-by-blow account of the Colossus’ action
Vamos! Yuri Dzivielevski Takes Down the $800 Fifty Stack
Yuri Dzivielevski
Yuri Dzivielevski is $178,236 richer than a couple of days ago courtesy of winning the top prize of the $800 Fifty Stack. Dzivielevski already has a couple of WSOP bracelet, he now has another piece of poker jewellery, a WSOPC ring.
He battled with some of the world’s best players on his way to yet another major title. Rui Ferreira, for example, finished fifth here but he regularly fights it out in tournaments with a buy-in 10-times this size.
The United Kingdom’s Harry “vulvasore” Lodge was another star who reached this final table. Lodge ran out of luck in fourth place and collected $75,161.
Dzivielevski’s fellow Brazilian Alex Greenblatt fell in third for $100,229 before Dzivielevski defeated America’s Justin Park heads-up for the title.
WSOPC #14: $800 Fifty Stack Final Table Results

1Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$178,236

2Justin ParkUnited States$133,657

3Alex GreenblattBrazil$100,229

4Harry “Vulvasore” LodgeUnited Kingdom$75,161

5Rui FerrieiraPortugal$56,363

6Andreas “Duckzzz” NasmanFinland$42,266

7Lavrentiy “888WTB02” NiKazakhstan$31,695

8Bela “Teemo2018” TothHungary$23,768


Discover how Dzivielevski became a WSOPC champion
Other Recent WSOPC Ring Winners
Anson Tsang
Anson “[email protected]” Tsang secured a WSOPC ring and a cool $178,921 after being the last man standing in the WSOPC Event #10: $400 Christmas PLOSSUS. The Hong Kong-based grinder came out on top of a 3,628-strong field to become a WSOPC champion.
Ukraine has itself a WSOPC champion after Oleg “Ad Astra” Vasylchenko won the WSOPC Event #11: $1,050 Bounty Hunters Championship. Vasylchenko defeated Marty “RetremntFund” Mathis heads-up to bag a total prize worth $145,005.
Finally, for the WSOPC round-up at least, a shout out to Fabian “lordof0513” Schmidt who won the WSOPC Event #12: $500 Deepstack. Schmidt overcame come incredible opponents at the nine-handed final table, including Germany’s Oliver Weis heads-up. Schmidt collected $90,943 for his impressive victory, that and a WSOPC ring.
Big Results From GGPoker on January 3
Steve O’Dwyer won two events at GGPoker on January 3
There were plenty of big results elsewhere at GGPoker, including a $142,298 prize for Wei Zhou. Steve O’Dwyer was another standout performer, taking down not one but two events on the same day.
Wei Zhao – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $5,000 Sunday 500K for $142,298Sbeky – first-place in the GGMasters High Rollers $1,050 for $130,996ProbierEs – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event for $117,501*reghunter – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $1,050 High Rollers Main Event for $102,239SOULciavel – first-place in the GGMasters $150 for $68,048Steve O’Dwyer – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Prime for $67,318Alex Theologis – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Blade Bounty King for $62,728*Grindan17 – first-place in the WSOP Series: $315 Bounty King Circuit for $52,644*Sam Greenwood – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Closer for $51,047Aleskei Barkov – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Mulligan for $46,058Claas Segebrecht – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $500 Sunday Double Stack for $43,844Steve O’Dwyer – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade Opener for $42,656Ronny Kaiser – first-place in the High Rollers Sunday PLO Main Event for $38,881Aliaksei Boika – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $840 Sunday Terminator for $36,768*Eelis Parssinen – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $3,150 Bounty King Omaha for $36,551*David Yan – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $300 Sunday Marathon for $35,067Birdie Power – first-place in the WSOPC High Rollers: $2,500 Blade PLO for $34,863jerbi9999 – first-place in the WSOPC Series: $1,050 Deepstack Bounty Turbo for $34,576
*includes bounty payments

Eelis Parssinen
Eelis Parssinen, fresh from an impressive victory at GGPoker, took down the The High Roller Big Game at partypoker. A field of 124-players bought in for $2,600 and Parssinen outlasted them all. His reward? $76,311.
The Finnish grinder had to contend with a star-studded final table that was the home to the likes of Christian Rudolph, Jans Arends, Niklas Astedt, and eventual runner-up Joao Vieira. Vieira collected $49,103 for his second-place finish.

1Eelis ParssinenFinland$76,311

2Joao VieiraNetherlands$49,103

3Niklas AstedtSweden$33,691

4Boris KolevAustria$23,822

5Jans ArendsNetherlands$17,677

6Sean MillsUnited Kingdom$14,145

7Barry HutterMexico$11,957

8Christian RudolphAustria$10,164

9Luc GreenwoodCanada$8,428

Check out these other notable victories that took place at partypoker on January 3.
upeshka – first-place in the $320 KO Series New Year Kick Off for $51,354*Henrique Mendes – first-place in the $530 Big Game for $37,179TheRealGrizzly1 – first-place in the $320 The 300 for $25,052*Jason Liberman – first-place in the $55 Mini Big Game for $16,449Mr. Lawyer – first-place in the $55 Gladiator for $14,427*te amo CFK – first-place in the $215 Warrior for $14,154*
*includes bounty payments
Two Biggest 888poker Events Break Guarantees
888poker’s two biggest Sunday events both hit there guarantees, the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep and the $30,000 Sunday Challenge PKO, the latter seeing its usual $25,000 guarantee increased for the New Year.
Some 1,051 players turned out for the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep and created a $105,100 prize pool. It was a Russian one-two in this event with “Ilovetyumen” defeating their fellow countryman “SpaceNuts” heads-up.
The champion walked away with an impressive $19,285 and the runner-up banking $13,768. Third-place finisher “SirHennie” also booked a five-figure score, namely $10,404.
“Iplaynayone” was crowned champion of the $30,000 Sunday Challenge PKO which attracted a field of 355. Victory weighed in at $6,154 in total, made up of the $3,099 top prize and $3,055 from the bounty prize pool.
Igor “lechuckpoker” Kurganov Wins High Roller Sunday Supersonic
Igor Kurganov
Igor “lechuckpoker” Kurganov added the PokerStars $1,050 Sunday Supersonic title to his already long list of poker accomplishments, adding the $22,090 top prize to his millions in winnings.
The Sunday Supersonic is a hyper-turbo structured tournament that all the pros love playing, especially because winning it results in an hourly rate in the thousands.
Canada’s “RPILON” was the first finalist to bust before Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez busted in fifth. Russia’s Maksim “MAMOHT_T” Viktorovich fell in fourth and narrowly missed out on a five-figure score; he walked away with $9,997!
Heads-up was set when Lithuania’s “babatukas888” fell in third. This left Kurganov and Anton “Bomber&Granater” Wigg heads-up. Kurganov got the job done and claimed the $22,090 top prize, resigning Wigg to a $16,960 consolation prize.
$1,050 Sunday Supersonic Final Table Results

1Igor “lechuckpoker” KurganovUnited Kingdom$22,090

2Anton “Bomber&Granater” WiggAustria$16,960


4Maksim “MAMOHT_T” ViktorovichRussia$9,997

5Francisco “Tomatee” BenitezUruguay$7,675


These are the biggest results from PokerStars on the first Sunday of 2021.
Andre “PTFisherman23” Marques – first-place in the Blowout Series 26-M: $530 NLHE PKO for $110,473*Bruno “great dant” Volkmann – first-place in the Blowout Series 28-H: $2,100 NLHE for $87,188*Wenderr – first-place in the Blowout Series 25-M: $109 NLHE 8-Max for $63,914Benjamin “BC1989RF” Chalot – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller for $54,909Thorsten “juicetus” Legit – first-place in the Blowout Series 28-M: $215 NLHE Turbo PKO for $48,735*Jans “Graftekkel” Arends – first-place in the Blowout Series 24-H: $530 NLHE PKO for $35,756*Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $33,656*D!egoRezende – first-place in the $109 Bounty Builder for $30,047*baneris – first-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $22,556Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder – first-place in the $215 Fat Sunday for $11,663
*includes bounty payments

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