2017 Poker Masters

Event #3 $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 1
Event Info

2017 Poker Masters

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
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40,000 / 80,000

Event #3 $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Dan Smith Dominates Day 1 in Event #3 of Poker Masters

Level 16 : 7,000-14,000, 14,000 ante
Dan Smith
Dan Smith

Day 1 has come to an end in Event #3 of the Poker Masters at the ARIA Resort and Casino. This is the third of four $50,000 tournaments with Dan Smith leading the way of the final table, bagging an impressive 1,982,000 chips.

Other players that will be moving on to the final table include Doug Polk, Jake Schindler, Sergio Aido, Cary Katz, and Erik Seidel. Also, Bryn Kenney will return for the second day in a row.

Smith was building up a big stack throughout the day and started to run away with the chip lead after he collided with Schindler in a big pot. Smith, Polk, and Schindler are all sitting comfortably over one million chips while the next closest is Bryn Kenney with just over 500,000.

The winner of Event #3 will move into the second spot on the leaderboard for The Poker Masters Purple Jacket. Steffen Sontheimer has first place locked up for now after winning Event #2 earlier in the day. The winner tomorrow will be taking home $960,000 while the remaining seven players are all guaranteed at least $96,000.

Unfortunately, there were many others that were unable to make it through the day unscathed and they include Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Nick Schulman, Fedor Holz, and Brian Rast.

Although he will maintain his first-place standing, Sontheimer was looking to extend his lead as he made a deep run today. Sontheimer made it to the final table bubble but was eliminated in eighth place. He got all of his money in the middle against Kenney and lost a flip, sending him home on the money bubble with nothing.

On Saturday, the Event #3 final table will be livestreamed on PokerGO with a 30-minute delay. The PokerNews coverage will be in sync with the live stream and the action will get underway at 12:30 p.m. local time.

Day 1 of Event #4: $50,000 NLHE will also start up on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on site to bring you all of the live updates from that event as well.

Tags: Brian RastBryn KenneyCary KatzDan SmithDaniel NegreanuDoug PolkErik SeidelFedor HolzJake SchindlerNick SchulmanPhil HellmuthSergio AidoSteffen Sontheimer

Steffen Sontheimer Eliminated in 8th Place

Level 16 : 7,000-14,000, 14,000 ante
Steffen Sontheimer
Steffen Sontheimer

The action was folded to Bryn Kenney in the cutoff who raised all-in. Steffen Sontheimer was in the big blind and one of the shorter stacks on the table. He looked down at his cards and made the call.

Kenney: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Sontheimer: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The flop came {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Kenney took the lead. The turn was the {4-Hearts} and the river brought the {8-Spades} sending Sontheimer home on the bubble.

Player Chips Progress
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
576,000 237,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer

Tags: Bryn KenneySteffen Sontheimer

Sevens for Schindler

Level 16 : 7,000-14,000, 14,000 ante

Jake Schindler opened to 32,000 from early position and Dan Smith called in the big blind.

The flop fell {6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Smith checked to Schindler who bet 30,000.

Smith folded, and Schindler flashed his {7-Spades}{7-Hearts} and collected the pot.

Tags: Dan SmithJake Schindler

Justin Bonomo Eliminated in 9th Place

Level 16 : 7,000-14,000, 14,000 ante
Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo

Dan Smith raised to 30,000 from early position and Justin Bonomo shipped all-in for 241,000 from the small blind. Smith thought for a moment and made the call.

Smith: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Bonomo: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Smith's full house was good enough to eliminate Bonomo in 9th place. The players are now on the money bubble and with one more elimination, that will conclude the action for today.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
2,030,000 294,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Dan SmithJustin Bonomo

Level: 16

Blinds: 7,000/14,000

Ante: 14,000