Nick Schulman‘s first cash of the 2023 Poker Masters was the biggest payout of the series thus far, as he bested a field of 44 entries to win Event #7 for $374,000. Schulman came into the final table fourth in chips, but chipped up nicely with back-to-back eliminations of Victoria Livschitz and Chris Brewer in fifth and fouth place, respectively.
The short-stacked Livschitz committed her seven big blinds with ace-four suited and Schulman found pocket nines in the big blind. The pair held and Schulman was on his way. A little while later, Brewer called all in for 14 big blinds with ace-queen and was leading Schulman’s nine-eight suited. Schulman paired on the turn and Brewer couldn’t catch up.
After Brian Rast was eliminated in third place, Schulman began heads-play against Nick Petrangelo slightly trailing in chips. The two decided to double the blinds, resulting in a quick match. Schulman took the lead on the first hand before ultimately closing it out. Both picked up an ace, Schulman raised all in with his chip-leading stack holding ace-jack, and Petrangelo called all in for 11 big blinds with ace-four. Schulman improved to trip jacks to secure the victory.
1st: Nick Schulman – $374,000
2nd: Nick Petrangelo – $242,000
3rd: Brian Rast – $165,000
4th: Chris Brewer – $121,000
5th: Victoria Livschitz – $88,000
6th: Justin Saliba – $66,000
7th: Ren Lin – $44,000
Event #7 of the 2023 Poker Masters drew 44 entries to create a $1,100,000 prize pool.
Lithuanian Vladas Tamasauskas remains atop the Poker Masters series leaderboard in the race for the prestigious Purple Jacket and $50,000 championship bonus. Ren Lin, with his seventh-place finish in Event #7, leapfrogged Chino Rheem to move into second place. Nick Schulman, the Event #7 winner, jumped up into sixth place on the series leaderboard.
1st: Vladas Tamasauskas – 506 points
2nd: Ren Lin – 325 points
3rd: Chino Rheem – 313 points
4th: Andrew Lichtenberger – 266 points
5th: Darren Elias – 259 points
6th: Nick Schulman – 224 points
7th: Orpen Kisacikoglu – 219 points
8th: Brock Wilson – 194 points
9th: Chris Brewer – 193 points
10th: Aram Zobian – 171 points
The Poker Masters is one of the PGT majors. The 2023 edition is a 10-event series hosted at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas, with live streaming of every final table. Buy-ins range from $10,000 to $50,000. The player to accumulate the most PGT points over the course of the 10-event series will be crowned Poker Masters champion and win the series’ $50,000 championship bonus and prestigious Purple Jacket.
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