The high stakes action has reached the halfway point in the Poker Masters, streamed live on PokerGO from Las Vegas. Jeremy Ausmus continues to shine, adding another high roller title, fresh off winning his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet in the WSOP Online.
Some other big names also found the winner’s circle in the first week of action including Adam Hendrix and Ethan Yau. The Series continues in the coming days with all final tables streamed live on PokerGO. Here’s a look at some of the winners so far.
Event 5: $10,000 Eight-Game Mix
Nick Guagenti found the biggest live tournament score of his career after becoming the latest series winner on Tuesday. He scored the title in the mixed-game action for $186,000.
Guagenti topped a field of 62 that produced a $62,000 prize pool. Cary Katz took runner-up for $124,000.
Adding the title certainly wasn’t easy for Guagenti. Katz held an 8-1 chip advantage going into heads-up play. But Guagenti completed the comeback for his first Poker Masters title.
Event 4: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em
The Hold’em action returned to the PokerGO Studio and Adam Hendrix was crowned champion. The tournament saw 74 entries for a $740,000 prize pool and Hendrix pocketed $192,400 for the win. Coming into the final table as chip leader, he rode that to the title.
Nate Silver, founder and editor of the FiveThirtyEight statistical analysis website, finished runner-up for $140,600. Canada’s Xuan Liu took third for $96,200.
Hendrix gave some credit to Silver for running this massive bluff during heads-up play.
The bluff gets through and the heads-up battle continues with nearly even stacks.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) September 27, 2022
Event 3: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha
Ronald Keijzer, of the Netherlands, came out on top in the Omaha action for a payday of $202,500. A regular PLO player, he scored the second-largest live tournament score of his career.
Keijzer held a nice chip lead entering the final table and didn’t relinquish that. Ben Lamb finished runner-up for $145,800 with Alex Livingston in third for $97,200. The event drew 81 entries for an $810,000 prize pool.
Daniel Negreanu found the chip lead late in the event, but a quick bad run of cards sent him to the rail.
Was chip leader with 11 left in PLO 6max @WSOPcom bracelet event.
Didn’t tweet about it.
Lost 3 consecutive hands to same guy.
So it’s not the tweeting 😂😂😂
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) September 25, 2022
Event 2: $10,000 NLHE
Ethan “Rampage” Yau came through in this event, earning his first Poker Masters title. The 76 entries produced a $760,000 prize pool with Yau taking home $197,600.
Yau found himself heads-up with a huge chip advantage over Alex Foxen, 8.8 million to 700,000. Foxen rallied to reach about 3 million.
However, Yau’s pocket eights ultimately held up against Foxen’s Ace-King on the final hand. Foxen earned a payday of $144,400for second place. Stephen Song took third for $98,800.
Event 1: $10,000 NLHE
This event kicked off the series and Ausmus(pictured in lead image, courtesy PokerGO) found the winner’s circle only days after winning his fifth bracelet and $51,807 in the WSOP Online. He entered the final table as chip leader and took that into heads-up play to earn the victory for $204,000.
“I’ve got my sights set on a cool purple jacket,” Ausmus noted on Twitter after the win.
The tournament brought in 85 entries for a prize pool of $850,000. Nick Schulman, who finished runner-up to Ausmus in the WSOP.com event, again took second to Ausmus. He scored $144,500 for his efforts and is also running well. Erik Seidel finished third for $102,000.