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The 2022 Poker Masters ended after a thrilling climax at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas on Monday, with Jason Koon (cover image) taking down the headline Event #10: $50K Main Event for $666,000, crossing $40 Million in live tournament earnings! Adrian Mateos finished runner-up for $444,000.
In the post-match interview, Koon said, “I haven’t played many tournaments, but I guess the ones I have played have gone pretty good. I’ve played a lot less and hung out with my family, but when I’ve come to play I’ve really been focused, and I feel like I’ve played some of my best poker this year.”
Scott Seiver (3rd for $296,000), Erik Seidel (4th for $203,500), Seth Davies (5th for $148,000), and Mikita Badziakouski (6th for $92,500) FT-ed the Main Event.
The $50,000 buy-in Main Event logged in 37 entries to generate a juicy $1.85 Million prize pool! The top six finishers got paid with the min-cash good for $92,500.
With the ten scheduled events in the books, Event #9 champion Sean Winter won the coveted Poker Masters Purple Jacket, and that too by a significant margin, scoring 466 points in the leaderboard standings. Along with bragging rights of becoming the 2022 Poker Masters champion, Winter`s claimed the $50,000 championship bonus.
You can watch the one-hour preview of the final table live stream below. The complete stream is available by subscription on the PokerGo app.
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Daniel Negreanu was chasing his second cash at the series! However, he ended up busting the money bubble by falling in seventh place. Negreanu held the shortest stack on the final table and fell to a brutal bad beat that saw his aces getting cracked by Seth Davies’ that flopped a set!
A jack on the flop spells the end for Negreanu and he finishes the 2022 Poker Masters with just one cash.
The final six are now in the money.
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Mikita Badziakouski was the next player to fall. With the flop open , Seiver led out with pocket tens, and Badziakouski called off with . The turn opened , and Seiver bet enough to put Badziakouski all-in. Badziakouski called and crashed in sixth place after the hit the river.
One of the two players on the FT in contention for the Purple Jacket, Seth Davies, was sent packing in fifth place. The action saw Seiver opening. Jason Koon called, and Davies jammed. Seiver folded, and Koon called.
The board blanked out, and Koon`s better kicker got him the pot, busting Daviesin fifth place.
After a few hands, the other player chasing the Purple Jacket, Erik Seidel, exited in fourth place.
Three-way, Scott Seiver crashed out after his lost the race to Koon’s pocket sixes on the runout . Koon hit a backdoor straight on the river, setting up his heads-up match with Adrian Mateos.
The heads-up wound up quickly. On the final hand of the night, Koon limped from the button with , and Adrian Mateos called with . Koon bet the flop and Mateos check-called. The turn opened , and Koon led out once again. Mateos check-called again to see the completing the board. Koon jammed with the top pair, and Mateos went into a long tank, eventually calling off with the bottom pair. Koon scooped the pot, claiming the PGT Poker Masters Main Event title!
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