The Poker Masters poker festival officially commenced on 13th September and it is already is in full swing with its Event #2. The stakes of the championship are already high and each and every poker player present on site is giving their best to reach the top positions on the leaderboard. During these eight days of fast paced high roller action, many exciting events are scheduled to take place at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. As for the final table of Event #2, the chip leader Christian Christner is taking it by storm so far.
This Thursday introduced the action of Event #2 which is a $50,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em tournament. The impressive buy in ensures that the prize pool is going to be worth it as well and this is the case with this event. Whoever claims the throne in this tournament is going to win the whopping $900,000 for his excellent performance, while the rest of the players at the final table will be guaranteed $125,000. The first part of the poker action lasted 10 and a half hours which showed the proficiency of the poker players present. The unofficial leader among the final seven of them is Germany poker player Christner with 1,416,000 in chips.
Among the rest of the big seven are poker pros to the likings of Phil Hellmuth, who could not stop entertaining his rivals and the audience, as well as Germany’s Fedor Holz, who is the current runner-up in the race for the big run with 1,138,000 in chips. Tom Marchese from the United States is at the third position and for the moment he has amassed chips worth 1,011,000. Of course, just like in every poker tournament there were good players who did not manage to reach the final table. In Event #2 some of them were Doug Polk, Daniel Negreanu, and Jason Koon who all re-entered the race on the second day.
Bursting of the Money Bubble
As for the player who missed the money by an inch, this time this was Erik Seidel, who managed to burst the money bubble after he lost against Christner. In the final table, he was low on chips and this led to his early goodbye. He finished on the ninth place and could not lay his hands on any of the cash, unlike the first one to be paid to go home – Dan Shak. He finished on the 8th position and received $100,000 for the honor to make it to the final table. Eventually, he was called by the pocket sevens of Fedor Holz, which also put the end of this game. This Friday is expected to see the continuation of the intense final table, and just as a reminder – the whole event is streamed on PokerGO with e 30-minute delay.