Weekend Hit and Run: Online Poker Soars, Addamo and Burns Win at Poker Masters Online

Online poker is all the rage these days as players the world over continue to stay inside. Two of those players – Kahle Burns and Michael Addamo – took down titles in the new online Poker Masters. Meanwhile, numbers are up online in the US and abroad, and even app-based poker is beginning to take off. We have all those stories and more in this – the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.


Burns and Addamo Win Poker Masters Events

All the big sexy poker action is moving online and two people that might be glad it did are Kahle Burns and Michael Addamo.

Burns took down Event #10 the $10k Hold ‘Em event at the Poker Masters Online. He was able to pocket $291,550 for his efforts. 119 total entrants ponied up the cash for that one. Of course the final table was full of solid players like Luuk Gieles and Joao Vieria.

Here are the final table payouts courtesy of PokerCentral:

Big bucks for big names


-Event #11 was later that night and featured a faster structure. All the big names came out for this one and the final table was stacked full of crushers. Addamo took home 294k for the win, but his final table included such beasts as Chris Hunichen, Jorryt van Hoof, Justin Bonomo, and Jake Schindler.

Here are the official payouts once again:

Addamo bests Hunichen


Congrats, Masters of the game! And head on over to PokerCentral for all the details of the series!

Quick Hitters

-Over on the World Poker Tour website, Tony Dunst has written a blog on his tips for winning a WPT Passport. He writes, “With live poker tournaments postponed for the foreseeable future, the World Poker Tour has partnered with partypoker to create the WPT Online Series from May 3rd through 19th and added a series of step satellites to win a $5,500 WPT Passport that will cover the buy-in of all three events.”

-Meanwhile over on CardPlayer, Julio Rodriguez has a nice write-up on ‘The Magician’ Antonio Esfandiari. What have been the highs and lows of his career? Does he expect to get into the poker Hall of Fame? And what’s he been doing during quarantine?

-We now head on over to to take a look at the historic highs online poker is seeing during the pandemic crisis. Anthony Cicali writes, “Brick and mortar poker rooms may be closed due to Coronavirus in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but online poker is reaching new heights. Governors ordered the shutdown of all land-based casinos and poker rooms in March until further notice. However, online casinos still operate in both states during the pandemic. As a result, New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents flooded the online market. Both states recorded their biggest poker revenue months to date.”

-Of course we would be remiss if we didn’t take a look over at Robbie’s blog to see what Mr. Positivity is up to this week. And this week Rob has an article penned by Marcus Harmon talking about the growing industry of peer-to-peer app-based poker that’s been catching on. Check it out to learn “5 of the Best Apps to Play Online Poker and Games with Friends.”

-And finally, PlayPennsylvania is back with another article talking about the insane growth of gaming in the state. Check out the article for a solid breakdown of what’s been happening there this year.

Best Poker Videos on the Internet

Have you been clamoring for a little Premier League nostalgia? Well then the PartyPoker YouTube Channel has you covered. The latest episode is from Season 3 and features the likes of Peter Eastgate, Andy Black, Tom Dwan, JC Tran, and more!


-Matt Vaughn is back with another episode of his stellar vlog. This one goes over some old plays and even some self-admitted misplays he made this year at the tables.


-Jamie Staples is back and giving a little commentary on the$10,000 Buy-in Caribbean Poker Party 2019! Episode #15:

That’s all for this week! Keep coming back every day to PartTimePoker for your daily updates on all the action in the poker world.


Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker.


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