When it comes to the world of poker tournaments and festivals one could be sure that a major championship such as the Poker Masters is going to deliver a great entertainment for everyone. At the moment Event #5 is ongoing and the second day of it brought a professional game to the likes of Fedor Holz, who is the current chip leader, and Steffen Sontheimer, who is occupying the fourth place on the final table.
The second day of tournament #5 began with the 15 remaining poker players who survived Day 1 and they were ready for a dynamic day ahead of them. The first one to leave was Dan Shak, who could not make it pass Christian Christner and his kings. Very soon he was followed by a fellow Dan, this time Dan Smith, who was eliminated by Sontheimer and his two pair. This rapid pace was kept up by two more well-known names in the poker world, Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu, who did not have the luck to have strong hands on Day 2. They both were left behind the top 10 players on the leaderboard after they battled respectively Brian Rast and Christner.
The tenth position in the leaderboard was awaiting its new resident Ben Tollerene, and this meant that the poker players can finally gather on a single table and let the real face-to-face game begin. A great surprise was the fact that the leader in Day 1, Brian Rast, did not have the good fortune of the previous day and he was able to reach only this far in the tournament, busted against Justin Bonomo’s Big Slick. The bubble boy this time was Stephen Chidwick, who exited on the seventh position, again against Sontheimer, who had no mercy for anyone. Chidwick’s elimination was also the final move for Day 2 and all poker players were free to gather strength for the third final day of the poker tournament.
The Final Table is Upon Poker Masters Event #5
At the first day of the fifth tournament in the schedule, there were 35 poker players present and Day 2 brought an additional one. This event is a $100,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em one and the players managed to create a prize pool amounting to $3.6 million. This guarantees excellent prizes for the winner and the remaining six players on the final table. Whoever grabs the first place will go home $1,512,000 richer, whereas the rest of the poker pros will have at least a $180,000 payday.
The winner will have a real chance to win the coveted Purple Jacket, which goes to the poker player with the largest earnings from the Poker Masters championship. Day 3 of Event #5 is scheduled to commence as usual at 2 p.m. local time.