September 18, 2023 Live Poker News, Poker News Lars

2023 Poker Masters: Darren Elias and Vladas Tamauskas Win

The 2023 Poker Masters are off to a great start with the biggest player fields in history. Check out our Recap of Event #1 and #2 and watch the final tables in full-length below!

2023 Poker Masters: Darren Elias and Vladas Tamauskas Win

Vladas Tamasauskas Wins Poker Masters Event #1 for $239,400

2023 Poker Masters Event #1, a $10,000 No-Limit Holdem, was a huge success having the largest field in Poker Masters  history with 114 players.

The previous record for a live Poker Masters event was 97 players.

Lithuanian high stakes regular Vladas Tamasauskas made early headlines at the 2023 Poker Masters by winning the opening event for a staggering $239,400.

Tamasauskas won his seat via a satellite, which gave him a huge Return on Investment (ROI).

He defeated US pro Aram Zobian heads-up managing to turn around a huge 3-to-1 chip deficit for a stunnig victory.

Watch the Final Table of Poker Masters Event #1:

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2023 Poker Masters Event #1 Payouts:

  • 1st: Vladas Tamasauskas – $239,400
  • 2nd: Aram Zobian – $171,000
  • 3rd: Ren Lin – $125,400
  • 4th: Filipp Khavin – $102,600
  • 5th: Victoria Livschitz – $79,800
  • 6th: Samuel Laskowitz – $68,400
  • 7th: Scott Jacewicz-O’Kelly – $57,000
  • 8th: Jesse Lonis – $45,600
  • 9th: Ben Yu – $45,600
  • 10th: John Krpan – $34,200
  • 11th: Dylan Linde – $34,200
  • 12th: Byron Kaverman – $34,200
  • 13th: Ping Liu – $22,800
  • 14th: Matt Bond – $22,800
  • 15th: Ryan Riess – $22,800
  • 16th: Bin Weng – $17,100
  • 17th: Anthony Zinno – $17,100

Darren Elias Wins Poker Masters Event #2 for $223,100

Event #2 at the 2023 Poker Masters was another $10,000 NHLE, and had a famous winner with top pro Darren Elias.

2023 Poker Masters: Darren Elias and Vladas Tamauskas Win

Elias topped the 97-players field to land a nice $223,100 score. Elias also picked up 223 points for the Poker Masters leaderboard.

Heads-up Darren Elias faced fellow US pro Eric Baldwin and dominated right from the start before sealing the deal.

Watch the 2023 Poker Masters Event #2 Final Table here:

2023 Poker Masters Event #2 Payouts:

  • 1st: Darren Elias – $223,100
  • 2nd: Eric Baldwin – $155,200
  • 3rd: Bin Weng – $116,400
  • 4th: Antonio De La Cruz – $97,000
  • 5th: Erik Seidel – $77,600
  • 6th: Vladas Tamasaukas – $58,200
  • 7th: Alex Foxen – $48,500
  • 8th: Michael Rocco – $38,800
  • 9th: Dan Shak – $38,800
  • 10th: Ryan Riess – $29,100
  • 11th: Daniel Rezaei – $29,100
  • 12th: Yang Lu – $19,400
  • 13th: Sam Soverel – $19,400
  • 14th: Justin Sternberg – $19,400

2023 Poker Masters Schedule:

  • Monday, September 18: Event #4 $10,000 NL Hold’em
  • Tuesday, September 19: Event #5 $10,000 NL Hold’em
  • Wednesday, September 20: Event #6 $10,000 NL Hold’em
  • Thursday, September 21: Event #7 $25,000 NL Hold’em
  • Friday, September 22: Event #8 $25,000 NL Hold’em
  • Saturday, September 23: Event #9 $25,000 NL Hold’em
  • Monday, September 25: Event #10 $50,000 NL Hold’em

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