Nick Schulman Books a Win, Rheem Stays Hot at 2023 Poker Masters
Table Of Contents
- Light Work for Kisacikoglu
- 2023 Poker Masters Event #6 Final Table Results
- Schulman Champ, TKO's Petrangelo
- 2023 Poker Masters Event #7 Final Table Results
- Chidwick Triumphs, Rheem Runs Deep Again
- 2023 Poker Masters Event #8 Final Table Results
- Poker Masters Leaderboard Update
- 2023 Poker Masters Leaderboard (Through 8 events)
Three more champions have been crowned in the 2023 Poker Masters series at PokerGO Studios in Las Vegas and only two more tournaments remain before the newest Purple Jacket winner is crowned at Aria Casino & Resort.
Orpen Kisacikoglu captured the final $10,000 buy-in of the series and Nick Schulman picked up a win in the first of three $25,000 events before the $50,000 series finale. Also taking down a $25,000 event was Stephen Chidwick, who made two final tables in the last three events.
Light Work for Kisacikoglu
The sixth event of the series drew 95 entrants and Kisacikoglu had a relatively easy ride to the biggest share of a $218,500 prize pool. He beat out a final table that included an early exit from WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess and the latest deep run for Chino Rheem.
Kisackikoglu held most of the chips after he eliminated Rheem in fourth place, and he had what amounted to a 14-to-1 lead when it came down to just Jack Hardcastle. The win was good for $218,500.
2023 Poker Masters Event #6 Final Table Results
|2||Jack Hardcastle||United Kingdom||$152,000|
|3||Justin Bonomo||United States||$114,000|
|4||Chino Rheem||United States||$95,000|
|5||Samuel Laskowitz||United States||$76,000|
|6||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$57,000|
|7||Ryan Riess||United States||$47,500|
Schulman Champ, TKO's Petrangelo
The first $25,000 event of the series drew 44 players and Schulman claimed victory for $374,000 from a total prize pool of $1,100,000. It was a hard-fought win to overcome Nick Petrangelo's chip lead, but the back-to-back eliminations of Victoria Livschitz and Chris Brewer propelled Schulman to a win over a final three that also included Brian Rast.
2023 Poker Masters Event #7 Final Table Results
|1||Nick Schulman||United States||$374,000|
|2||Nick Petrangelo||United States||$242,000|
|3||Brian Rast||United States||$165,000|
|4||Chris Brewer||United States||$121,000|
|5||Victoria Livschitz||United States||$88,000|
|6||Justin Saliba||United States||$66,000|
Chidwick Triumphs, Rheem Runs Deep Again
A few more entries went through the window for Event #8 and Chidwick outlasted the field of 50 to take the top prize of $400,000. The total prize pool of $1,250,000 was shared among several others, including second-place finisher Sam Soverel and Alex Foxen. Brewer found his way to his second final table in a row, and Rheem closed some ground in the points race with another final table.
Chidwick had an easy day after he entered the final table with well more than half of the chips in play. The champ worked quickly on the rest of the table and beat Soverel after he entered heads-up play with an 8-to-1 advantage.
2023 Poker Masters Event #8 Final Table Results
|1||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$400,000|
|2||Sam Soverel||United States||$262,500|
|3||Alex Foxen||United States||$175,000|
|4||Chris Brewer||United States||$125,000|
|5||Darren Elias||United States||$100,000|
|6||Chino Rheem||United States||$75,000|
Poker Masters Leaderboard Update
The top of the leaderboard remains unchanged after a strong start from Vladas Tamasauskas, but Rheem closed some ground with two final tables in the last three events. Two more events remain, the final $25,000 buy-in and the $50,000 finale.
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2023 Poker Masters Leaderboard (Through 8 events)
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