After last year’s successful debut, the prestigious series returns with some really exciting tournaments added to the schedule.
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.
Let’s take a look at the current standings:
2018 Poker Masters Purple Jacket Rankings:
|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||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
|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’.
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