Stephen Chidwick’s Event #8 final table performance is not only likely to be the most dominant of the Poker Masters 2023, but it could go down as one of the most dominant in PGT history. The pro from England, has shipped this event for a sum of $400,000. Emerging victorius from a player field of 50, Chidwick once again proved his mettle in this skill game.
Chidwick had an overwhelming chip lead to begin the six-handed streamed final table with nearly 60% of the chips in play. He went to work immediately, opening nearly every hand, and eliminated short-stacked Chino Rheem in sixth place.
A dominating performance from Stephen Chidwick in Poker Masters Event #8.
Chidwick goes wire-to-wire, eliminating four of his five opponents to earn the title, $400,000, and 240 PGT points to put him 5th on the series leaderboard.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) September 23, 2023
Darren Elias fell next, also at the hands of Chidwick. Chris Brewer exited a little while later, although it was Alex Foxen and not Chidwick taking out the short-stacked Brewer. Foxen then ran ace-king suited into Chidwick’s pocket aces.
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Heads-up play between Chidwick and Sam Soverel began with Chidwick holding more than an 8-to-1 lead. Soverel closed the gap, but only slightly. Ultimately, the chips got in with Chidwick holding a flush against Soverel’s two pair. Chidwick held up and secured the dominant victory.
Event #8 of the 2023 Poker Masters drew 50 entries to create a $1,250,000 prize pool. With the victory in Event #8, Chidwick climbed to fifth on the Poker Masters leaderboard.
He then went on to reach the final table of Event #9 that will play out on Monday, so Chidwick has the opportunity to really put a dent in the lead that Lithuanian Vladas Tamasauskas has. Also at Monday’s Event #9 final table is Chino Rheem who is second on the series leaderboard.
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. For more on the Poker Masters, visit pgt.com/poker-masters.
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