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Event #6; $10K 8-Game of the 2021 Poker Masters currently underway at the PokerGO Studios in Las Vegas played out its final day on Monday. Only five finalists from a starting field of 30 came back for it – all of them assured at least $21,000. Maxx Coleman (cover image) was the last player standing and won his first title in four years for $120,000.
Coleman had bagged the Day 1 chip lead, spinning up towards the end of the day after eliminating two players. He rode the chip lead all the way to the finish line, eventually defeating Chad Eveslage heads-up to win the title.
“It feels good. This is, I think, my fourth final table in five events here at the PokerGO Studio, so to finally get the win feels pretty good,” Coleman said after the event.
This is Coleman’s first title victory in the past four years. In November 2017, he had championed Event #10: $1,125 PLO at WSOPC Choctaw Durant for $3,391. Coleman’s best live score remains the $750,000 he won in the $2,500 NLH Main Event at the 2015 River Poker Series in Thackerville. Self admittedly, he doesn’t play too much no-limit hold ém nowadays. Last Thursday, he scored his first final table finish at the series in Event #2: $10K PLO, where he placed fifth.
Elaborating on his fondness for mixed games, Coleman said, “I find [mixed games] a lot more fun. All of these people are too good at no-limit hold’em…I used to play mostly just pot-limit Omaha, but it can get boring playing the same game over and over and over again, so being able to switch games is a lot more fun. There are more opportunities.”
Only six tournaments now remain before one deserving player walks away with the coveted Purple Jacket. The Event #5 champion Daniel Negreanu (281 points) continues to lead the leaderboard standings, with Brock Wilson (272 points) and Sean Perry (239 points) his closest competitors.
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
Jeremy Ausmus was the first to fall before Swedish high-stakes icon Erik Sagstrom was eliminated by Stephen Chidwick in fourth place.
Next up, Coleman eliminated Stephen Chidwick in third place, setting up his heads-up clash with Eveslage.
Coleman was towering over Chad Eveslage at the start of their heads-up match with 3.33 Million in chips versus the latter’s 1.165 Million. Eveslage fought fiercely to even out the stacks but couldn’t hold on to the chip lead. Eventually, Coleman beat Eveslage in a hand of razz to clinch the title.
Final Table Results (USD)
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