Steffen Sontheimer Currently Leading Race for "Purple Jacket"

Published on September 16th, 2017 12:44 am EST

PokerGo - Poker Masters - Logo - Black background.The inaugural "Poker Masters" series, which is being aired on "PokerGo", has already crowned two winners.

The first $50,000 No Limit Hold'em event, which attracted approximately 50 players, was won by Nick Schulman, who took down the tournament for $918,000.

The second $50,000 No Limit Hold'em event attracted a slightly smaller crowd and was won by Steffen Sontheimer, who took home $900,000 for his efforts. Fedor Holz, who has completely owned high buy-in events over the past couple of years, finished in 2nd place for $550,000, while Phil Hellmuth finished in 4th for $200,000.

The winner of the third $50,000 "prelim" event will be crowned on Saturday afternoon. 48 entrants turned out for that tournament, which ended up creating a total prize pool of $2.4 million.

There are currently 12 players left in Event #3 - Jake Schindler has the chip lead, while Dan Smith and Doug Polk also have very healthy stacks. Erik Seidel, Daniel Negreanu and Justin Bonomo are still alive, though they will need to do some work to make it through to the final table.

$50,000 "prelim" events continue until September 17th. On the 18th, the tournament series will be capped off by the $100,000 Championship, which will conclude on September 20th.


The player who is at the top of the Poker Masters Championship standings at the end of the series will be awarded the "Purple Jacket".

As of right now, the standings look like this:

1. Steffen Sontheimer, $1,104,000
2. Nick Schulman, $918,000
3. Matt Hyman, $561,000
4. Fedor Holz, $550,000
5. Stefan Schillhabel, $306,000

Stefan Sontheimer finished in 4th place in the first "Poker Masters" event and won the second, so he is currently sitting at the top of the leaderboard.


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