Poker Masters weekend roundup

Who did what over the weekend in the race for the Purple Jacket, including wins for Steffen Sontheimer, Bryn Kenney and Brandon Adams.

Steffen Sontheimer Steffen Sontheimer won Event #2 of the innaugral PokerMasters which is currently taking place at the Aria in Las Vegas.

Walking away with $900,000, the German egded out his countryman Fedor CrownUpGuy Holz who came in second for $550,000 and was quick to justify his January prediction that 2017 would prove to be the break out year for Sontheimer, who also claimed fourth place in the series opener, which was taken down by Nick Schulman.

Another player to feature on both final tables of the first two of four $50,000 buy-in events was Spain’s Adrian Mateos who came in 7th and 6th place respectively. Phil Helmuth whose fourth place finish was worth $200,000 and Dan Shak also made money in events one and two.

Bryn Kenney lands event #3 for $960,000

48 runners made a claim for the money in the third event of the series, but it was Bryn Kenney who topped the lot. It was an Amercian dominated final table as Kenney was joined by Erik Seidel, Jake Schindler, Dan Smith, Doug Polk and Cary Katz who all finsihed in that order.

Kenney earned close to $1m for his win which came after a heads-up battle with Seidel who managed to go all-in ten times without losing before his luck ran out, leaving him in second place for $576,000. For Kenney, this was his second money of the series so far having finished in seventh in the second event a day earlier.

Brandon Adams wins Event #4 for $819,000

The fourth and final $50,000 event saw a field of 38 set out but it was Brandon Adams who came out on top for a $819,000 payday, one place ahead of Doug Polk. The final table featured the likes of Justin Bonomo, Jake Schindler and Steffen Sontheimer who again landed in the money, making it three cash finishes out of four keeping him in top spot in the race for the Purple Jacket.

Sontheimer took another $117,000 for 5th place, exiting one place earlier than Bonomo who was next to leave. David Peters finsihed in third, $273,000 richer leaving Doug Polk and Adams to battle it out for top spot which was eventually claimed by Adams for $819,000, leaving Polk as runner-up, good for $468,000.

The Purple Jacket will be awarded to the player with the highest total earnings across the five events, the four $50,000 buy-in events that have now finished plus the final $100,000 buy-in event which will run for three days.

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