The PokerGO Poker Masters is nearing its conclusion and, as we transfer nearer to the Purple Jacket presentation ceremony, extra of the sport’s best have picked up six-figure wins.
Topping the newest listing of Poker Masters winners and placing in some of the dominant performances in PokerGO Tour historical past was Stephen Chidwick. The Englishman is a daily in excessive stakes tournaments and, September 23, he confirmed why.
Chidwick blasted by means of Occasion 8’s ultimate desk, eliminating 4 of his 5 opponents, so as to add one other $400,000 to his $52 million in profession earnings.
Stephen Chidwick dominates poker masters in Occasion #8
The eighth occasion of this 12 months’s Poker Masters attracted 50 entrants and, with each placing up $25,000, the prizepool tipped over the $1.2 million mark. That was sufficient of an incentive for the star-studded area to zone in and play their finest poker over the weekend.
Nevertheless, regardless of the very best efforts of seasoned execs corresponding to Jason Koon and Isaac Haxton, Chidwick was too sturdy. He dominated the early offing and that helped him begin Saturday’s finale with 60% of the chips in play.
With small stacks and massive pay jumps on the ultimate desk, Chidwick knew aggression was one of the simplest ways to safe a win. As such, he started elevating just about each pot from the primary hand of play. These round him have been pressured to reply however none may match Chidwick’s timing or run of playing cards.
Chino Rheem was first to fall by the hands of Chidwick, carefully adopted by Darren Elias. Alex Foxen nipped in and eradicated Chris Brewer in fourth place earlier than Chidwick retook management by taking out Foxen.
Chidwick climbs leaderboard however Tamasauskas stays on high
From that time on it was nearly a foregone conclusion. Sam Soverel confronted an 8-to-1 deficit heads-up and, regardless that he clawed a number of chips again, it wasn’t sufficient.
Chidwick ultimately turned a flush with 6♠ 2♠ on a Q♠ 9♠ 9♦ 3♠ board and acquired Soverel to place within the the rest of his chips with Q♣ J♥. The Ok♠ on the river introduced the hand, and Occasion #8, to an finish.
PokerGO Poker Masters Occasion #8 End result
- Stephen Chidwick – $400,000
- Sam Soverel – $262,500
- Alex Foxen – $175,000
- Chris Brewer – $125,000
- Darren Elias – $100,000
- Chino Rheem – $75,000
With that, Chidwick picked up the $400,000 high prize and moved to fifth place on the Poker Masters Participant of the Sequence leaderboard. Additionally profitable up PokerGO Poker Masters titles in current days have been Andrew Lichtenberger (Occasion #5: $204,000), Orpen Kisacikoglu (Occasion #6: $218,500), and Nick Schulman (Occasion #7: $374,000).
All of these winners picked up six-figure prizes however none earned sufficient leaderboard factors to dethrone the present Participant of the Sequence, Vladas Tamasauskas. The Lithuanian stormed to the top of the leaderboard final week with three ultimate desk appearances that included two wins.
2023 Poker Masters Participant of the Sequence Leaderboard
- Vladas Tamasauskas – 506 factors
- Chino Rheem – 358 factors
- Ren Lin – 325 factors
- Darren Elias – 319 factors
- Stephen Chidwick – 297 factors
With two extra occasions left within the 2023 Poker Masters, Tamasauskas is now the betting favourite to win PokerGO’s coveted purple jacket and a $50,000 bonus.