The fourth event of the 2019 Poker Masters saw the a total of eight games added to the mix as 45 entrants took a seat in the Event #4: $10,000 8-Game Mix event. With play lasting nearly a full 12 hours, seven players would remain with Jared Bleznick the chip leader with 2,155,000 heading into Friday’s PokerGO streamed Event #4 final table.
For the fourth consecutive event, the game variant has changed as 8-Game became the mix of choice. A plethora of players yet to play in a 2019 Poker Masters event took a seat inside the PokerGO studio as the likes of Mike Gorodinsky, Nick Schulman, Eli Elezra, David Brookshire, Chris Vitch, Robert Mizrachi, Kyle Miaso, Kevin Gerhart, Richie Sklar, Adam Friedman, and John Monnette were some of the new blood taking part in Event #4.
With less re-entries then events in the High Roller Triple Crown normally get, action was slow until after registration closed. As the limits climbed, the action intensified before the final two tables were reached. As players tried to wait out the eliminations, play would slow before soft hand-for-hand and then normal hand-for-hand came into play. Eventually, it would be Elezra finishing as the Event #4 bubble boy when he was eliminated in eighth place to conclude play for the day.
The final seven players are all currently guaranteed $22,500, but everyone will be gunning for the first-place prize of $153,000 and the title of Event #4 champion. The final seven players are filled with regulars in the high stakes mixed games held around town and each player is collecting their first cash of the 2019 Poker Masters. Jared Bleznick in the lead with more then double his nearest rival. Bleznick has yet to cash in a High Roller Triple Crown tournament, but he has over $1.4 million in lifetime earnings from predominately mixed game tournaments. His all-round skills, aggressiveness, and dominant chip stack will all be put on the line at the final table as he looks to collect his first Poker Masters title.
Second in chips is Jake Abdalla, who at one point was also the dominant chip leader. As he put his table in tough spots, he eventually was on the losing end of three double ups before ending the day with 830,000. Like Bleznick, Abdalla is collecting his first cash as part of the High Roller Triple Crown. Third overall is Cary Katz with 780,000. Following his win at the Super High Roller Bowl London for £2.1 million, Katz has managed to gain any momentum this Poker Masters until now after gaining a late double up through Abdalla.
Fourth overall is Mike Gorodinsky with 665,000 in chips. Not a regular in the PokerGO Studio unless part of the Poker After Dark cash games, Gorodinsky has a U.S. Poker Open title to his name from last year and will be hoping to add part two of the High Roller Triple Crown. Fifth overall is another high stakes cash game regular in Nick Schulman who ended the day with 610,000. Schulman has two victories to his resume inside the PokerGO Studio including a win the $25,000 8-Game Mix earlier this year at the U.S. Poker Open.
Rounding out the final table is Brandon Adams and George Wolff with 325,000 and 260,000 in chips respectively. Adams is collecting his fifth Poker Masters cash to go along with his three U.S. Poker Open cashes, while Wolff is fresh off a first-place and second-place finish in the two Pot-Limit Omaha events at the British Poker Open.
|1||Nick Schulman||United States||610,000|
|2||Jared Bleznick||United States||2,155,000|
|3||Brandon Adams||United States||325,000|
|4||Jake Abdalla||United States||830,000|
|5||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||665,000|
|6||George Wolff||United States||260,000|
|7||Cary Katz||United States||780,000|
The button and game will be drawn for at the recommencement of play, and there is 15:05 remaining in Level 19 with limits at 50,000-100,000.
The Event #4: $10,000 8-Game final table begins at 12 p.m. (PT) on Friday, November 8, with action continuing until the Event #4 champion is crowned. Follow every hand when the PokerGO coverage begins at 1 p.m. (PT) / 4 p.m. (ET).
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