Lucky Sevens Lead Sean Winter to Win 2022 Poker Masters Purple Jacket

Sean Winter

The 2022 Poker Masters at PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas wrapped up this week after ten high-stakes events and saw Sean Winter winning the leaderboard race to take home the coveted purple jacket and a $50,000 championship bonus.

Winter lept to the top of the leaderboard after taking down Event #9: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em on Oct. 1 for $432,000. He still had a sweat with multiple players still in the running heading to Day 2 of Event #10: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em, but Jason Koon ended up winning the finale for $666,000 and for Winter to be crowned the Poker Masters Champion.

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Another Late Surge

Winter rose near the top of the Poker Masters leaderboard when he finished second in Event #7: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $345,000 and 207 points, while Andrew "LuckyChewey" Lichtenberger took down the event for $465,750 and 279 points.

Winter followed up the second-place finish with the victory in Event #9, which earned him 259 points and put him at the top of the leaderboard. Winter defeated heads-up opponent Nick Schulman, who himself had a dominant series and finished third in the Poker Master championship race, despite not winning any events.

Event #9: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

 1Sean WinterUnited States$432,000
 2Nick SchulmanUnited States$283,500
 3Justin BonomoUnited States$189,000
 4Seth DaviesUnited States$135,000
 5Brian RastUnited States$108,000
 6Jason KoonUnited States$81,000
 7Dan ColpoysUnited States$67,500
 8Victoria LivschitzUnited States$54,000

This isn't the first time Winter made a last-minute surge to win a PokerGO title. Back in March, Winter went back-to-back in the final two events of the US Poker Open Championship to snatch the trophy from Tamon Nakamura, who was a big favorite to win the series.

Both Erik Seidel and Seth Davies were still in the running to win the purple jacket during Day 2 of Event #10, the largest buy-in of the series that drew 37 entrants and generate a prize pool of $1.9 million.

Davies went out in fifth for $148,000 and Seidel then fell in fourth for $203,500 to lock up the leaderboard victory for Winter. Koon went on to defeat heads-up opponent Adrian Mateos to finish second in the leaderboard race with 449 points.

Jason Koon
Jason Koon

Event #10: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

 1stJason KoonUnited States$666,000
 2ndAdrian MateosSpain$444,000
 3rdScott SeiverUnited States$296,000
 4thErik SeidelUnited States$203,500
 5thSeth DaviesUnited States$148,000
 6thMikita BadziakouskiBelarus$92,500

A Conspiracy of Sevens

It may have been destiny for Winter to take down the final event of the series as early during the Poker Masters he developed an obsession with the number 777, according to Schulman, who tweeted that Winter had sent him a photo of a Triple 7 Movers truck "Day 1 of the Poker Masters."

"Then throughout the week says he keeps seeing 777 on the flop," the poker commentator wrote. "Takes pics, talks about it every day lol."

In the end, the two cashes gave Winter $777,000 in earnings during the series, a serendipitous ending to the Poker Masters for the high-stakes crusher.

The Poker Masters Leaderboard Top 10 and full results for the series are available in the tables below.

Poker Masters Leaderboard Top 10

 1Sean WinterUnited States466
 2Jason KoonUnited States449
 3Nick SchulmanUnited States361
 4Erik SeidelUnited States309
 5Alex LivingstonCanada291
 6Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States279
 7Cary KatzUnited States271
 8Adrian MateosUnited States266
 9Jeremy AusmusUnited States242
 10Martin ZamaniUnited States223

2022 Poker Masters Full Results

 Sept. 22, 2022Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em85$850,000Jeremy Ausmus$204,000
 Sept. 23, 2022Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em76$760,000Ethan "Rampage" Yau$197,600
 Sept. 24, 2022Event #3: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha81$810,000Ronald Keijzer$202,500
 Sept. 26, 2022Event #4: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em winner74$740,000Adam Hendrix$192,400
 Sept. 27, 2022Event #5: $10,000 8-Game62$620,000Nick Guagenti$186,000
 Sept. 28, 2022Event #6: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em97$970,000Martin Zamani$223,100
 Sept. 29, 2022Event #7: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em69$1,725,000Andrew Lichtenberger$465,750
 Sept. 30, 2022Event #8: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha40$1,000,000Tony Bloom$360,000
 Oct. 1, 2022Event #9: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em54$1,350,000Sean Winter$432,000
 Oct. 2, 2022Event #10: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em37$1,850,000Jason Koon$666,000

Photos courtesy of PokerGO

  • Sean Winter went on a late surge at Poker Masters to top the leaderboard and win the purple jacket.

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