Stephen Chidwick is the 2023 PokerGO Poker Masters Champion because of a crimson scorching last run of outcomes that netted him over $1 million.
Chidwick made the headlines this week after taking high spot in Occasion #8 of the 2023 Poker Masters. The Englishman made gentle work of the ultimate desk, eliminating all however one in all his opponents on path to profitable $400,000.
That victory not solely moved Chidwick to fifth place on the Participant of the Sequence leaderboard, it lit a fireplace that noticed him burn vivid in each Occasion #9 and Occasion #10. Though he didn’t handle to assert one other trophy, Chidwick’s deep runs earned him sufficient factors to win PokerGO’s coveted purple jacket.
Vladas Tamasauskas Virtually Wins Poker Masters Purple Jacket
It regarded like Vladas Tamasauskas would turn out to be Participant of the Sequence with two occasions left to play. The Lithuanian stormed to an early lead by profitable two occasions in fast succession and cashing in one other to financial institution $506,400 and 506 factors.
Chino Rheem was the largest menace to Tamasauskas for some time as he’d cashed constantly all through the Poker Masters collection. Nonetheless, when the buy-ins jumped from $10,000 to $25,000 and $50,000, Chidwick’s expertise in excessive stakes occasions shone by.
Occasion #9 noticed 37 gamers pay $25,000 to compete for an additional Poker Masters title. Earlier winners Chino Rheem and Andrew Lichtenberger made the ultimate desk however fell in sixth and fourth, respectively. Chidwick additionally went shut, ending third behind Daniel Rezaei and winner Justin Bonomo ($333,000).
It was the same story in Occasion #10. The $50,000 event attracted 42 entrants and, as soon as once more, Chidwick virtually bought it finished. This time he fell in second place to Jonathan Jaffe. Chidwick wanted to mount a comeback in opposition to Jaffe and bought his chips in good with A♠ 9♦ in opposition to A♦ 3♥. Nonetheless, the ultimate board ran out Ok♦ 10♦ 7♠ 8♣ 3♣ to ship the pot, winner’s trophy, and $756,000 to Jaffe.
Stephen Chidwick reveals why he’s one in all poker’s masters
Regardless of the unlucky flip of occasions heads-up, Chidwick nonetheless earned sufficient factors to overhaul Vladas Tamasauskas and turn out to be the 2023 Poker Masters Champion. That accolade not solely means he takes dwelling the purple jacket however an additional $50,000 to associate with the $1,109,000 he gained for cashing in 4 occasions.
The Englishman will virtually definitely keep in Las Vegas for the Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl. The $300,000 occasion will get underway on September 28 on the PokerGO Studio and, with loads of gamers on the town, it seems set to be one other spectacle.
As for the Poker Masters, it was one other profitable yr. The collection as a complete attracted 742 buy-ins and paid out a complete of $11,065,000 in prize cash. Not solely that however Occasion #1 now stands as the largest event in Poker Masters historical past with 114 entries.