As the poker year comes to an end, we can finally celebrate the completion of a great calendar, something we missed out on in 2020. Here are the biggest tournament scores 2021 in both live and online poker tournaments.
Biggest Poker Tournament Winners 2021
We got a full World Series of Poker schedule, both in Las Vegas and in Europe, and PokerGo stepped up and pulled together a bunch of the world’s best to entertain us with plenty of high roller events.
So, who ended up with a wheelbarrow full of cash during 2021? Quite a few players as it happens, and here are the five biggest poker tournament scores recorded during the year.
#1 Koray Aldemir – $10,000 WSOP Main Event – $8,000,000
Without the Triton Super High Roller circus running during 2021 the WSOP Main Event was always going to be the biggest score.
No Big One for One Drop either meant that Germany’s Koray Aldemir walked away from poker’s showpiece event a cool $8 million richer.
#2 Michael Addamo – PokerGo Tour $300,000 Super High Roller Ball – $3,402,000
Australian Michael Addamo was a man on a mission this year. Starting 2021 with around $8 million in lifetime live winnings, he went on a crazy hot run earning around $9 million more.
Picking up the second biggest score of 2021 in the $300,000 Super High Roller Ball, Michael Addamo added $3,402,000 to his record.
#3 Adrian Mateos – WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller – $3,265,362
Adrian Mateos broke the $25 Million career earning with victory in the WSOP event $250,000 Super High Roller.
The Spaniard collected $3,265,362 in what was the biggest buy-in tournament at the Rio this year, pushing him close to the top 20 on the all-time winners list.
#4 Michael Addamo – WSOP $100,000 High Roller – $1,958,569
Another great result for Michael Addamo was his win in the WSOP event $100,000 High Roller. Picking up the second biggest score of his year, the tournament legend sits in both second and fourth place on our Top 5 list.
A cool $1,958,569 for this win gave the Aussie almost $5.5 million from only two events, leaving him 40th on the all-time list. Just how much further can this guy go?
#5 “CrazyLissy” – $5,200 WCOOP Main Event – $1,499,942
“CrazyLissy” from Russia just makes it into fifth place with the biggest online poker tournament victory of the year. Real name unknown, “CrazyLissy” won the $1,499,942 winner’s prize for the World Championship of Online Poker showpiece event
2021 was certainly a lot better than 2020 for the poker community and 2022 is promising so much more.
As the pandemic remains under better control, we look certain to be seeing some festivals that we haven’t seen since 2019.
Especially the much-missed Triton Series which is guaranteed to get the best players together, including the likes of Tom “durrr” Dwan.
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