2021 World Series of Poker

Sam Soverel Wins 2019 Poker Masters Main Event and Purple Jacket

Sam Soverel

Sam Soverel is the overall 2019 Poker Masters champion and is a worthy one after he took down the tour's final event, Event #10: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, and the series’ famous purple jacket.

This latest high roller victory was Soverel’s seventh cash of the 2019 Poker Masters and the $680,000 he won from it boosted his winnings for the festival to an astonishing $1,396,800.

2019 Poker Masters Event #10: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Sam SoverelUnited States$680,000
2Chris HunichenUnited States$442,000
3Elio FoxUnited States$272,000
4Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$170,000
5Seth DaviesUnited States$136,000

A total of 34 entries were processed in the 2019 Poker Masters Main Event, each costing $50,000. As can be imagined, a tournament of this magnitude attracted some of the world’s greatest players. The list of players who failed in their quest to reach the top five finishing positions, where the prize money was awarded, read like a who’s who of poker.

The likes of Matthias Eibinger, Dan Smith, Nick Schulman, Igor Kurganov, Alex Foxen, Anthony Zinno, Ben Heath, David Peters, and Bryn Kenney were just a handful of those names. Soverel also busted, at the hands of Kahle Burns, but reentered and made it to the six-handed final table, locking up the purple jacket as both Burns and Chance Kornuth were eliminated at that point.

Ali Imsirovic was the player who busted on the bubble, his sixth-place finish being the last not to award any prize money. Imsirovic’s top pair top kicker couldn’t hold against Stephen Chidwick’s straight and flush draws.

Seth Davies crashed out when his queens ran into the kings of the unstoppable Soverel before Chidwick suffered the same fate as Davies, running pocket queens into the kings in the hand of Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen.

Former World Series of Poker Europe Main Event champion Elio Fox then busted in third place when he was on the wrong side of a full house versus better full house scenario. It was, of course, Soverel who took down Fox.

Soverel held a dominating chip advantage over Hunichen and had four times as many chips when the final hand took place. That final hand saw Soverel shove with queen-ten and Hunichen take the coinflip with pocket deuces. Soverel paired his queen, busted Hunichen and took down the 2019 Poker Masters Main Event.

2019 Poker Masters Championship Final Standings

PlacePlayerPointsWinningsCashes
1Sam Soverel1,160$1,396,8007
2Kahle Burns630$585,9503
3Chance Kornuth630$556,4003
4Sean Winter480$495,3504
5Ali Imsirovic450$497,6003
6George Wolff420$404,5003
7Alex Foxen300$169,4503
8Kristen Bicknell300$408,0001
9Sergi Reixach300$369,0001
10Isaac Baron300$223,1001

A delighted Soverel spoke to the Poker Central team shortly after his victory and said, “It’s exciting to win. I just like being in action all the time and when you win you get to play the longest. A lot of the guys I thought were really good I saw make mistakes online recently and I actually think now that the playing field is a lot more level than I originally thought.”

Soverel will no doubt be back in action very soon as players flock to The Bahamas as part of the partypoker LIVE Caribbean Poker Party. The first $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl to take place in the Caribbean is scheduled from November 16th, plus there is a $25,500 Super High Roller, a $10,300 MILLIONS High Roller, a $50,000 Short Deck event, and the $10 million guaranteed MILLIONS Main Event.

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