Photo Masters: Prepping for the $100K Championship

Daniel Negreanu made nearly two dozen side bets for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket, to win the one-of-a-kind trophy and those bets, he'll likely need to win the $100,000 Championship. (Photo: Poker Central)

PokerGO is your home for everything and anything Poker Masters. Feature and final table streams from the highest stakes week of the years will give fans from around the world the opportunity to watch the world’s best players compete for the Poker Masters Purple Jacket™. “Photo Masters” will recap each day’s action with shots from the floor, helping to tell the Poker Masters story throughout the series.

The final $50K prelim concluded the first-half of the Poker Masters series on Sunday, with the sharply dressed Brandon Adams earning his first-career High Roller win to get within touching distance of the Purple Jacket. The $819,000 score puts Adams comfortably in the top-five of the current Poker Masters Championship Standings, but he’ll likely need to final table the $100,000 Championship if he wants to do more than put his arm around the Purple Jacket.

After making back-to-back Poker Masters final tables, Doug Polk is also in the current top-five of those standings. While Steffen Sontheimer, who is atop that leader board, has more than twice Polk’s Poker Masters cashes, it is safe to say that the race for the Purple Jacket will come down to the $100,000 Championship. If Polk, who has some serious momentum after making back-to-back final tables, can notch a third-straight Poker Masters cash, granted it is big enough, the only thing he’d be looking up at is the Purple Jacket.  

Regardless of the overall prize pool and field size of the Poker Masters $100,000 Championship, Daniel Negreanu likely will need to win the final event to have a chance at the Purple Jacket. After cashing in the opening $50,000 prelim, Negreanu, pictured top, has yet to navigate his way back to the Poker Masters final table. That means that he currently only has $102,000 in Poker Masters cashes and he’ll have to go to war in the $100,000 Championship to win the Purple Jacket and his must-win side bets.

With so much riding on the $100,000 Championship, it should come as no surprise that the entire event will be streamed on PokerGO. Extended coverage of the final Poker Masters event beings at 8:30 PM ET on Monday, with feature table action through the end of Day 1. Day 2 coverage will begin at 5:30 PM ET on Tuesday, with more feature table action, before the final table streams live on Wednesday. A complete streaming schedule for the final three days of the Poker Masters can be found here.