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Poker Leaderboard: Australia's All-Time Money List

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Nov 04, 2020


Two Australian young guns have made their way to the top of the high-stakes, no-limit hold’em tournament scene in recent years. As a result, they both have skyrocketed up the standings on Australia’s all-time money list to put pressure on World Series of Poker main event champion Joe Hachem, who banked $7.5 million when he won it all in 2005 and another $2.2 million when he won the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic a year later.

Michael Addamo has cashed for more than $4.8 million so far in 2020, bringing his career total to more than $11.1 million. Addamo currently sits in second place on Australia’s tournament earnings list. He is also in 11th place in this year’s Card Player Player of the Year race standings, with five POY-qualified final-table finishes to date. He most recently won the $100,000 buy-in high roller event during the World Poker Tour World Online Championships for just shy of $1.3 million, which you can read more about in this issue.

Featured story subject Kahle Burns has accumulated more than $3.1 million in earnings so far this year, bringing his lifetime total to just shy of $11 million. Burns has made six POY-qualified final tables in 2020, and currently sits in fifth place in the POY rankings. Burns earned his second-largest career payday ever this January by taking down the $100,000 AUD buy-in super high roller at the Aussie Millions. He was awarded $1,204,988 as the champion of that event. All told he has made eight scores of six-figures or higher in 2020. The upshot is that Burns now occupies the third-place spot on this leaderboard, and is within striking distance of the top two.