The last two Poker Masters events had famous winners with tournament legends Stephen chidwick and Nick Schulman landing huge $400,000 scores.
Nick Schulman Wins 2023 Poker Masters Event #7 for $374,000
Event #7 of the 2023 Poker Masters had 44 entries generating a $1,100,000 prize pool.
Nick Schulman came into the final table fourth in chips, but chipped up nicely with back-to-back eliminations of Victoria Livschitz and Chris Brewer in fifth and fouth place, respectively.
The short-stacked Livschitz committed her seven big blinds with ace-four suited and Schulman found pocket nines in the big blind. The pair held and Schulman was on his way.
A little while later, Brewer called all in for 14 big blinds with ace-queen and was leading Schulman’s nine-eight suited. Schulman paired on the turn and Brewer couldn’t catch up.
After Brian Rast was eliminated in third place, Schulman began heads-play against Nick Petrangelo slightly trailing in chips.
The two decided to double the blinds, resulting in a quick match. Schulman took the lead on the first hand before ultimately closing it out.
Both picked up an ace, Schulman raised all in with his chip-leading stack holding ace-jack, and Petrangelo called all in for 11 big blinds with ace-four. Schulman improved to trip jacks to secure the victory.
Nick Schulman took home a staggering $374,000 first place prize, which was also his first cash of the 2023 Poker Masters.
Watch Poker Masters Event #7 Final Table here:
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2023 Poker Masters Event #7 Payouts:
- 1st: Nick Schulman – $374,000
- 2nd: Nick Petrangelo – $242,000
- 3rd: Brian Rast – $165,000
- 4th: Chris Brewer – $121,000
- 5th: Victoria Livschitz – $88,000
- 6th: Justin Saliba – $66,000
- 7th: Ren Lin – $44,000
Stephen Chidwick Dominates 2023 Poker Masters Event #8 for $400,000
Stephen Chidwick’s Event #8 final table performance is most likely one of the most dominant in PGT history.
Chidwick had an overwhelming chip lead to begin the six-handed streamed final table with nearly 60% of the chips in play.
He went to work immediately, opening nearly every hand, and eliminated short-stacked Chino Rheem in sixth place.
Darren Elias fell next, also at the hands of Chidwick. Chris Brewer exited a little while later, although it was Alex Foxen and not Chidwick taking out the short-stacked Brewer. Foxen then ran ace-king suited into Chidwick’s pocket aces.
Heads-up play between Chidwick and Sam Soverel began with Chidwick holding more than an 8-to-1 lead.
Soverel closed the gap, but only slightly. Ultimately, the chips got in with Chidwick holding a flush against Soverel’s two pair. Chidwick held up and secured the dominant victory.
Watch Poker Masters Event #8 Final Table here:
2023 Poker Masters Event #8 Payouts:
- 1st: Stephen Chidwick – $400,000
- 2nd: Sam Soverel – $262,500
- 3rd: Alex Foxen – $175,000
- 4th: Chris Brewer – $125,000
- 5th: Darren Elias – $100,000
- 6th: Chino Rheem – $75,000
- 7th: Isaac Haxton – $62,500
- 8th: Jason Koon – $50,000
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