Jonathan Jaffe and Justin Bonomo Take Closing Two Occasions of Poker Masters
The ultimate two occasions of the 2023 Poker Masters performed out final week drew probably the most demanding fields of the collection. Occasion #9 was a $25k NL Maintain’em Occasion, and heading into the ultimate desk, Justin Bonomo held the chip lead over Chino Rheem, Stephen Chidwick, Daniel Rezeai, Andrew Lichtenberger and Orpen Kisacikoglu.
Justin Bonomo began the ultimate desk with virtually half the chips in play and made his approach into heads-up play with a 4 to 1 chip lead over Daniel Rezeai. Nevertheless, it was not clean crusing as Rezeai managed to return again and took his personal 4 to 1 lead. Bonomo then picked off a large bluff to regain the chip lead and by no means regarded again. He took down the title and the $333,000 high prize.
Heading into the ultimate $50,000 NL Maintain’em Occasion, Stephen Chidwick and Chino Rheem sought to vault into the highest sport for the Poker Masters Leaderboard. Each made the ultimate desk, together with Nick Petrangelo, Jonathan Jaffe, and Alex Foxen.
Rheem’s run for the purple jacket fell brief with a fifth-place end, however Stephen Chidwick managed to make it heads-up in opposition to Jonathan Jaffee. Jaffee began heads-up play with a 5 to 1 benefit, however Chidwick made a little bit of a comeback. Nevertheless, that comeback was short-lived.
On the ultimate hand, Chidwick was all-in and forward with A-9 in opposition to A-3 for Jaffee. The flop and switch missed each gamers, however a river 3 gave Jaffee a pair and the win. He earned $756,000 for his first Poker Masters title.
Stephen Chidwick Wins Purple Jacket
With Chidwick’s second-place end, he earned sufficient factors to take down the 2023 Poker Masters Purple Jacket. Chidwick had 4 cashes in the course of the collection and one victory for a complete of $1.1 million in earnings.
After profitable the Purple Jacket, Chidwick advised PGT reporters, “I like taking part in these occasions. I like taking part in with the small participant swimming pools. I believe I do a reasonably good job of bringing a excessive degree of play for an prolonged stretch of time, and that’s what helps me do nicely in these longer collection.”
Chidwick’s Purple Jacket win reveals the ability of consistency. Vladas Tamasauskas gained two out of the primary three occasions however didn’t money a single time afterwards. This left him susceptible, and Chidwick carried out nicely on the proper occasions to take the collection title and the $50,000 champion’s prize.
Isaac Haxton Wins Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl VIII
Immediately after the conclusion of the Poker Masters, Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl VIII kicked off. The collection drew 20 gamers and created a high prize of $2.76 million. This time round, solely 4 gamers managed to obtain a payday. Stephen Chidwick continued his scorching streak, making the ultimate 4. Jason Koon, Isaac Haxton, and Andrew Lichtenberger additionally made the ultimate 4.
Jason Koon was first out, incomes $600,000 for fourth place. Stephen Chidwick added $960k to his bankroll, bringing him over the $2 million mark in current earnings. Heads-up play was between Isaac Haxton and Andrew Lichtenberger. The pair traded the chip lead a number of occasions throughout heads-up play, however in the end, Haxton got here out on high. Lichtenberger earned $1.6 million for second.
Isaac Haxton gained his second Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl title and $2.76 million. He beforehand gained Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl V, incomes over $3.67 million for that title. To this point, in 2023, Haxton has gained $12.9 million in poker tournaments. He now has profession earnings of over $42.7 million.