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Brian Rast Leads Day 1 of Poker Masters Event #5 $100,000 NLHE

The poker world is taken by storm thanks to the ongoing Poker Masters festival which showcases the best game of hundreds of poker players attending. Event #5 is currently in progress and the 35 players which it managed to attract are well on their way to lay their hands on the big prizes guaranteed by the vast prize pool. After Day 1 of the many of them are gone, leaving the temporary lead to Brian Rast.

The fifth tournament in the schedule of the Poker Masters festival is a $100,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em one and for the time being, the player with most chips is Rast. He has a hefty stack of 959,000 and after his first place at the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl, he is considered one of the promising players in the championship. Throughout the first day of Event #5 many players were sent to the rakes, so the second day is going to officially commence with the remaining 15 players. The gameplay was dynamic and fast-paced, which helped the players keep up the tempo and delivered an interesting game day for everyone.

Some of the names which had to leave the race for the big win on the first day of the tournament were Nick Schulman, who was eliminated only 10 minutes in the game, and surprisingly, poker pro Doug Polk. Day 2 will see the arrival of a new poker player who is just now entering the tournament. Byron Kaverman from the state of Ohio will be the 36th player participating in the prestigious event. Another player with big potential is the well-known Daniel Negreanu who has numerous first places from various poker championships and is currently third on the leaderboard of Event #5.

The Run for the Purple Jacket

Undoubtedly, the stakes in this event are big, since the skillful player who reaches the throne is going to receive the impressive $1.5 million. This will then be considered enough for the organizers to grant the winner with the coveted Poker Masters Purple Jacket which is one of the big trophies in the championship given to the player with highest earnings throughout the poker festival. At this point of the Poker Masters championship, there are certain individuals who have occupied the top positions on the leaderboard.

The temporary leader is Steffen Sontheimer, who has amassed $1,221,000 million from the events so far. There are three other players who have the real chance to become the next owner of the special trophy, and they are Fedor Holz with $550,000, Jake Schindler boasting $409,500, and Stefan Schillhabel who has earned $306,000. They will be part of the Day 2 of Event #5 as well, which is expected to commence at 2 p.m. local time.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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