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Event #7: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123
Event #7: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Smith Nearly Catches Peters as Final Four Bag in the Money

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Dan Smith
Dan Smith

The Poker Masters $100,000 Main Event has reached the money and two clear-cut favorites have distanced themselves from the other two competitors in the race for $1,150,000.

Start-of-day chip leader David Peters went just about wire-to-wire and maintained his position at the top, but fellow American Dan Smith put together an incredible late charge, increasing his stack roughly ten-fold over the course of the final 11 hands of the night. Peters finished with 2,203,000, while Smith wound up with 2,030,000.

They'll be joined on the final day of the event by Koray Aldemir (541,000) and Bryn Kenney (227,000). Amazingly, Kenney's stack barely represents an increase over the 200,000 starting stack he was given when he registered at the beginning of the day.

SeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
1Dan Smith2,030,000203
2David Peters2,203,000220
3Bryn Kenney227,00023
4Koray Aldemir541,00054

Ten entries at the start of the day — the tournament wrapped early on Thursday and forced a restructuring into a freezeout with registration closing as Day 2 began — pushed the total to 25 for a $2.5 million prize pool.

Kenney was joined by fellow new entries like Aldemir and Stephen Chidwick as well as players who busted on Day 1 like Smith, Jason Koon, Isaac Haxton and Brandon Adams. The latter two represented the only challengers to Ali Imsirovic, who bagged Day 1, in the race for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket, given to the player who racked up the most points over the course of the seven-event series.

Haxton would fall early and Imsirovic busted in 13th to clear the way for Adams if he could find a top-three finish.

Peters built a huge chip lead during the final two tables and toted an overwhelming 2.2 million into the final table of seven when nobody else had even 800,000. Adams snuck in as the shortest stack but soon busted when he ripped in ace-jack over an open and ran into Smith's ace-queen.

"I really wanted that purple jacket," said Adams, who made it a point to don purple for much of the week. "There seemed to be a slight window for me to sort of creep in.

"But, I never really ticked above 350,000. Never really got it going. I finished in seventh place but I was actually pretty far from getting third."

Instead Imsirovic was crowned player of the series thanks to back-to-back wins in Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em and Event #6: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em.

Ali Imsirovic
Ali Imsirovic won the purple jacket.

Adams' elimination left two players to go before the night would end and the bubble burst. Six-handed play would last over an hour, and Smith spent much of that time with the shortest stack. His amazing 11-hand heater started with pure luck as he won with ace-queen against Aldemir's kings all in preflop, running a four-card flush even with Aldemir holding a blocker.

Then, Chidwick tried running a massive bluff as he check-raised with a gutshot in a three-handed pot in which both Smith and Aldemir flopped top-top. Chidwick's cold three-bet chased away Aldemir but Smith stuck around and called off his stack against turn and river barrels to double and leave Chidwick on crumbs.

After Chidwick was finished off, Smith suddenly had about 1.4 million at 5,000/10,000/10,000 and was in second place.

Smith then picked up aces blind versus blind against Christoph Vogelsang and decimated his stack three-barreling for value when the German was unlucky to turn top pair after floating the flop. Smith took the rest of Vogelsang's chips by bluffing Peters in a dry side-pot and winning with king-high after both called Vogelsang's jam of 12 big blinds.

That elimination signaled the end of Day 2 and everyone left is guaranteed $250,000. The final four players return at noon on Saturday to determine the champion, with blinds nearly set to head to 6,000/12,000/12,000. While the winner of the purple jacket has been determined, there's still over $1 million in first-place prize money on the line, so come back to PokerNews — and tune in to the stream on PokerGO — to see who will claim that windfall.

Tags: Bryn KenneyDan SmithDavid PetersKoray Aldemir

Ali Imsirovic Wins 2018 Poker Masters Purple Jacket

tRaMSt0p • Level 13: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Poker Masters Purple Jacket Winner Ali Imsirovic
Poker Masters Purple Jacket Winner Ali Imsirovic

With four players now guaranteed an in-the-money finish in the 2018 Poker Masters Event #7: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event, the race for the Purple Jacket has now been decided with Ali Imsirovic being awarded the Purple Jacket for the 2018 Poker Masters.

The four remaining players are jostling for final position on the overall leaderboard as the following points are up for grabs: 350 (1st), 245 (2nd), 175 (3rd), 140 (4th).

David Peters can move up to second overall with a win, and at least fourth overall if he min-cashes. A win for Koray Aldemir would move him into second overall regardless of any other results. For Dan Smith and Bryn Kenney, a win can see either of these two move up as high as fourth overall, while a min-cash will put either of them right in the middle of the pack.

RankPlayerPoints
1st Ali ImsirovicUnited States
2ndBrandon AdamsUnited States
3rdIsaac HaxtonUnited States
4thJake SchindlerUnited States
5thBen YuUnited States
6thDavid PetersUnited States
7thKeith LehrUnited States
8thJonathan DepaUnited States
9thJason KoonUnited States
10thBrian GreenUnited States
11thCary KatzUnited States
12thJared JaffeeUnited States
13thMaurice HawkinsUnited States
14thKoray AldemirGermany
15thRainer KempeGermany
16thRyan TosocUnited States
17thBrian RastUnited States
18thSeth DaviesUnited States
19thBill KleinUnited States
20thDaniel NegreanuCanada
21stDominik NitscheGermany
22ndDan ShakUnited States
23rdAndrew RoblUnited States
24thCord GarciaUnited States
25thSam SoverelUnited States
26thDavid EldridgeUnited States
27thMatthias EibingerAustria
28thElio FoxUnited States
29thBryn KenneyUnited States
30thDan SmithUnited States
31stJustin BonomoUnited States

Tags: Ali Imsirovic

Christoph Vogelsang Eliminated in 5th Place

ajlamers • Level 13: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Christoph Volgelsang
Christoph Volgelsang

Hand #41: Christoph Vogelsang shipped all in for 128,000 on the button with {10-Hearts}{9-Spades} and Dan Smith just called in the small blind with {k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}. David Peters looked down at {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} in the big blind and also called to see a flop of {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}.

Both Smith and Peters whiffed on the flop and checked to the {8-Hearts} on the turn. Two more checks and the {2-Diamonds} completed the board. Smith fired out 250,000 into a dry side pot which got a quick fold from Peters. Vogelsang was unable to beat Smith's hand and was eliminated on the money bubble.

The final four players will now bag up their chips and return to the PokerGO studio tomorrow.

David Peters us
David Peters
us 2,203,000 -138,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 2,030,000 266,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de Busted

Tags: Christoph VogelsangDan SmithDavid Peters

Hands #37-40: Vogelsang Gets Hit with Smith's Aces

tRaMSt0p • Level 13: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #37: David Peters shoved all in from the small blind, and Bryn Kenney folded the big.

Hand #38: From the button, David Peters shoved all in holding {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, and he collected the blinds and ante.

Hand #39: David Peters raised the {K-Diamonds}{5-Spades} to 20,000 and collected the blinds and ante.

Hand #40: From the small blind, Christoph Vogelsang limped in holding {Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and Dan Smith bumped it to 40,000 with {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}.

Vogelsang called, and then checked the {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop over to Smith who bets 25,000. Vogelsang called, and the dealer produced the {Q-Clubs} on the turn.

Vogelsang checked, Smith bet 86,000, and Vogelsang called as the river fell the {4-Clubs}.

Vogelsang checked, Smith announced a bet of 225,000, and Vogelsang called just before his time expired.

Smith tabled his aces, and Vogelsang mucked.

David Peters us
David Peters
us 2,341,000 70,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,764,000 376,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 541,000 -25,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 227,000 -25,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 128,000 -396,000

Tags: Christoph VogelsangBryn KenneyDan SmithDavid Peters

Stephen Chidwick Eliminated in 6th Place

ajlamers • Level 13: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Hand #36: Dan Smith raised to 30,000 on the button with {2-Spades}{2-Clubs} and Stephen Chidwick stuck in his last 17,000 with {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} in the small blind. David Peters called in the big blind with {q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and the flop came {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}.

Peters checked to Smith who continued for 25,000 in the side pot. Peters called and the {7-Diamonds} landed on the turn. Peters checked and Smith checked back to see the {9-Spades} on the river. Peters led out for 40,000 with two pair and Smith let his hand go. Chidwick was eliminated after he missed his flush draw and only five players remain.

David Peters us
David Peters
us 2,271,000 72,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,388,000 -55,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb Busted

Tags: Dan SmithDavid PetersStephen Chidwick

Hands #32-35: Smith Makes Big Call to Double Through Chidwick

tRaMSt0p • Level 13: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Dan Smith
Dan Smith

Hand #32: Dan Smith raised to 22,000 from the hijack holding {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and David Peters called on the button with {A-Spades}{J-Spades}.

The flop landed {3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} and Smith checked to Peters who bet out 25,000. Smith called, and when the {2-Diamonds} fell on the turn, he checked again. Peters bet out 80,000 and Smith called as the river fell the {10-Clubs}.

Smith checked for a third time, and Peters bet 100,000. Smith used his full extension of free time before moving all in for 334,000 and Peters found a fold.

Hand #33: From the button, Bryn Kenney looked down at {K-Spades}{J-Spades} and opened it up with an all in shove for 227,000. Everyone folded, and Kenney collected the pot.

Hand #34: Stephen Chidwick opened to 25,000 holding {9-Spades}{8-Spades} under the gun and Christoph Vogelsang called in the small blind with {K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}.

The flop landed {6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Vogelsang checked to Chidwick who bet 25,000. Vogelsang folded, and Chidwick collected the pot.

Hand #35: From the cutoff, Koray Aldemir raised to 22,000 with {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs} and Dan Smith called from the small blind with {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}. Stephen Chidwick came along from the big blind with {J-Hearts}{9-Clubs} as the flop landed {Q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}.

Smith and Chidwick checked to Aldemir who bet 25,000 before Smith check-raised to 75,000. Chidwick responded with a three-bet to 175,000 total,

Aldemir folded, but Smith called as the turn fell the {6-Spades}. Smith checked, and Chidwick bet 180,000.

Smith called, and the {7-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Smith checked, and Chidwick put Smith all in for his final 316,000.

Smith called just before his time expired, and after he tabled his queens-up, Chidwick mucked.

David Peters us
David Peters
us 2,199,000 -227,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,443,000 982,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 566,000 -72,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 524,000 -45,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 252,000 20,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 17,000 -658,000

Tags: Bryn KenneyChristoph VogelsangDan SmithDavid PetersKoray AldemirStephen Chidwick

Hands #27-31: Smith Doubles Through Aldemir

ajlamers • Level 13: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #27: Koray Aldemir limped in from the small blind with {3-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Christoph Vogelsang checked his option with {8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. The flop came {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}{5-Spades} and Aldemir led out for 10,000. Vogelsang called to see the {4-Spades} on the turn.

Aldemir fired another 36,000 after making a straight and Vogelsang mucked his cards.

Hand #28: Bryn Kenney opened to 22,000 in the cutoff with {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Aldemir flatted on the button with {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. Vogelsang three-bet to 100,000 in the small blind with {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and picked up the pot.

Hand #29: Vogelsang bumped it up to 20,000 on the button with {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and Dan Smith shipped all in for 178,000 in the small blind with a dominating {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. Vogelsang gave it some thought but decided to let his hand go.

Hand #30: Kenney raised to 22,000 with {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} from under the gun and David Peters defended his big blind with {j-Spades}{10-Hearts}. The flop fell {j-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {9-Clubs} on the turn.

Peters led out for 20,000 with his top pair and Kenney called with a straight and flush draw. The {q-Spades} completed the board and both players quickly checked with Peters taking the pot.

Hand #31: Aldemir opened to 20,000 from under the gun with {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and Dan Smith moved all in for 218,000 in the cutoff holding {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}. Aldemir made a quick call and Smith was on the verge of elimination.

The flop came {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} which left Aldemir in the lead with his pair of kings. The {10-Clubs} on the turn gave Smith a straight and flush draw to keep things interesting. The {6-Clubs} on the river gave Smith the nut flush and a full double up through Aldemir.

David Peters us
David Peters
us 2,426,000 42,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 675,000 -43,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 638,000 -226,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 569,000 14,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 461,000 263,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 232,000 -50,000

Tags: Bryn KenneyChristoph VogelsangDan SmithDavid PetersKoray Aldemir

Level:
13
Blinds:
5,000/10,000
Ante:
10,000