WPH #472: Do NOT Play Poker With Michael Addamo!!!!!!!

Michael Addamo is respected by most and feared by all at the poker table. He has an uncanny ability to put you in extremely uncomfortable situations for your poker tournament life as well as being able to read situations perfectly to sniff out any bluffs that you might have.

Watch this hand to see one of the greatest poker minds at work as he navigates his way through this hand against another very well respected player in Michael Soyza.

Jonathan talks about what things you should consider when deciding to lead into the preflop aggressor. You should find boards that will connect better with your range rather than your opponents. You should also pick hands that have good equity or hands that are already strong made hands. Do not use hands that have little to no equity.

Jonathan discusses that Addamo might be able to open his raising range slightly due to his image; Addamo is one of the most aggressive players in the high stakes poker tournament circuit. This means that players might be 3-betting with a slightly tighter range against him.

Michael Addamo is a 29 year old Australian professional poker player and is a regular at the highest stakes tournaments in the world. He has over $22,000,000 in live tournament earnings putting him 32th in the all time money list. He also has 4 WSOP bracelets.

Michael Soyza is a professional poker player from Malaysia, he is 68th on the all time money list with over $14,000,000 in total live earnings. He has become a regular at the Triton events, with his best live cash of over $2,200,000 coming at this series in the $100,000 Main Event where he finished runner-up to Talal Shakerchi.

This Triton series was held in Hoi An, Vietnam, it had 15 events ranging with buy-ins from $15,000 up to $100,000 in No Limit Hold’em and Short-Deck.

This high stakes poker hand took place during a $25,000 No Limit Hold’em poker tournament as part of the GG Super Millions at the luxurious Hoiana Resort & Golf in Hoi An, Vietnam.

Michael Addamo kicks off the action with a raise from the cutoff with A4o, Michael Soyza decides to defend his big blind with Q5s with both players being over 100 big blinds effective. Both players head to the flop and see the 6s 4d 2s. Soyza opts for a non standard lead with his gutshot, overcard and flush draw. Addamo who now has middle pair makes the easy call.

The turn brings the 7c which now upgrades Soyza to an open ended flush draw. He continues to tell his story with an 18,000 chip bet into the 24,000 pot. Addamo still the non-believer decides to make the call.

The 9c on the river is a huge brick for Soyza who has missed all of his draws. He decides to continue running his bluff and this time uses a pot size bet. This puts Addamo deep into the tank but can he find the call to win a huge pot?!

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