Event #2 of the Poker Master had a $50,000 buy-in and drew 50 entries to juice the prize pool to $2.5 million. The field played down to the final seven players, goes live only on PokerGO at 3:30 pm ET and the remaining field promises fireworks. Christian Christner leads the field with Fedor Holz nipping at his heels and Phil Hellmuth looks to add to his legacy.
Steffen Sontheimer and Adrian Mateos are at back-to-back final tables after finishing in third and seventh place respectively on Thursday. Bryn Kenney spoke Thursday about being ranked number one and shipping the 2017 GPI Player of the Year race and Tom Marchese sits middle of the pack looking for his 11th High Roller win.
The final table is book-ended by both Germans at the top of the counts for an interesting table dynamic. Here’s a look at the final table seats:
|1. Fedor Holz||1,138,000||Germany|
|2. Adrian Mateos||745,000||Spain|
|3. Bryn Kenney||391,000||USA|
|4. Tom Marchese||1,011,000||USA|
|5. Steffen Sontheimer||848,000||Germany|
|6. Phil Hellmuth||702,000||USA|
|7. Christian Christner||1,416,000||Germany|
Dan Shak bubbled the final table but earned $100,000 for his efforts on Thursday. He was the short stack during eight-handed play, shoved from the cut off with ace-five of hearts and Holz called with pocket sevens. Holz spiked a seven on the flop, Shak never improved and play ended for the night.
Watch all the action live only on PokerGO with hole cards up at 3:30 pm ET. Commentators Ali Nejad and David Williams return to call the action with Maria Ho talking to players. Nick Schulman’s win in Event #1 is available in Event Replays, along with coverage from Day 1’s Feature Table.