Poker Masters is underway at the PokerGO Studio

After last year’s successful debut, the prestigious series returns with some really exciting tournaments added to the schedule.

Nick Schulman witht the most-wanted jacket in the world

It was Germany’s high-roller, Steffen Sontheimer, who conquered in last year’s series, making four final tables with two victories during the five tournaments.

The young wizard made a total of $2,733,000 during the process and unassailably took down the Purple Jacket. It was a long time ago, but it looks like the players remained the same as the first two events this year went to David Peters‘ and Brandon Adams‘ way, both with several cashes from the last edition of the series’.

David took down the opening $10,000 + 500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #1) for $193,200, while Brandon was the last man standing in the $25,000 + 1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #2) for $400,000 – after making the final six in the first event as well.

The $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Event #3) is currently underway, with only six players still in, and guess what, Adams is sitting on the second biggest stacks, surrounded by Dan Shak, Ben Yu, Jonathan Depa, Keith Lehr, and Isaac Haxton.

One thing is certain: he’s number one spot on the Purple Jacket Rankings is rock-solid at this point. But will someone be able to cut him off the throne?

Let’s take a look at the current standings:

2018 Poker Masters Purple Jacket Rankings:

Ranking Player Country Points
1st Brandon Adams United States 420
2nd David Peters United States 300
T-3rd Brian Green United States 210
T-3rd Jared Jaffee United States 210
T-5th Rainer Kempe Germany 150
T-5th Jake Schindler United States 150
T-7th Bill Klein United States 120
T-7th Cary Katz United States 120
T-9th Jason Koon United States 90
T-9th Cord Garcia United States 90

As it can be seen on the leaderboard, none of the remaining players are even close to him, but there are several high-buy-in tournaments still left.

Complete Schedule of Events

Event Starts Days Buy-In POY Coverage
Poker Masters 01 – $10,500 NLH Sep 07 2 $10,000 + $500
Poker Masters 02 – $26,000 NLH Sep 08 2 $25,000 + $1,000
Poker Masters 03 – $26,000 PLO Sep 09 2 $25,000 + $1,000
Poker Masters 04 – $10,500 SDH Sep 10 2 $10,000 + $500
Poker Masters 05 – $26,000 NLH Sep 11 2 $25,000 + $1,000
Poker Masters 06 – $52,000 NLH Sep 12 2 $50,000 + $2,000
Poker Masters 07 – $103,000 NLH Sep 13 3 $100,000 + $3,000

The rest of the field will have 4 shots to make something happen, but despite the $50K and the $100K on the list, it’s not going to be an easy ride for them.

One of the remaining events is a really special one. Event #4 is a format, that has never run before in the USA but has already become the most popular amongst Asian gamblers.

But Short-deck hold’em received positive feedback from the international poker community as well, so it was no surprise to see it appear on the schedule of Poker Masters’.

You can follow the action live at PokerGO.

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