Chino Rheem's first cash of the 2023 Poker Masters was a memorable one, as he bested a field of 91 entries to win Event #4: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $218,400.

Rheem came into the final table second in chips and slipped a bit to start, but things turned around when two very similar hands vaulted him into a lead that he never relinquished. First, it was Chris Brewer who four-bet jammed ace-jack into Rheem's ace-king in the big blind. Rheem's big slick held to secure his first double-up. The second had the same action, but this time it was Jonathan Little who four-bet shoved eight-seven suited into Rheem's pocket queens in the big blind. Again, Rheem's better hand held up and he sat comfortably with more than half the chips in play with four players remaining.

In the end, Rheem went heads-up with Little with nearly a 4-to-1 chip lead. Little managed one double to close the gap, but Rheem closed it out soon after to win his first Poker Masters title.

2023 Poker Masters Event #4 Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Chino Rheem United States $218,400
2nd Jonathan Little United States $154,700
3rd Brock Wilson United States $109,200
4th Chris Brewer United States $91,000
5th Justin Saliba United States $72,800
6th Daniel Negreanu Canada $54,600
7th Jeremy Ausmus United States $45,500
8th Dylan Linde United States $36,400
9th Jesse Lonis United States $36,400
10th Adam Grovenstein United States $27,300
11th Kristen Foxen Canada $27,300
12th Jeremy Becker United States $18,200
13th Andrew Lichtenberger Unit ed States $18,200

Daniel Negreanu was the first to depart the Event #4 final table. Negreanu went for a triple barrel bluff against Little, but couldn't shake the start-of-day chip leader. Down to one big blind, Negreanu did manage to triple up and stick around for another orbit. However, his pocket sevens failed to hold against Brock Wilson's ace-five, ending Negreanu's tournament in sixth place.

The next to go was Justin Saliba after getting it in with ace-jack against the similarly stacked Chris Brewer's ace-king. Saliba could not catch up and was down to less than one big blind. He fell the following hand in fifth place.

Brewer busted a little while later. The previously aforementioned hand against Rheem left Brewer short, but he found three doubles to get back into it. Ultimately, he ran queen-ten suited into Brock Wilson's ace-king and was left with two big blinds, bowing out shortly thereafter in fourth place.

Wilson, who began the day as the short stack, laddered up a few places before meeting his demise. Sitting second in chips, Wilson woke up with pocket queens against a shove from Little, who had ace-seven. However, an ace found the board and Wilson was back at the bottom. He eventually got chips in with top pair on the turn, but Rheem had flopped top two pair and sent Wilson to the rail in third place.

Rheem's nearly 4-to-1 chip lead to begin heads-up play evaporated as he tried to end it quickly with eight-five against Little's ace-queen, but to no avail. Still, Rheem extended the lead again before getting it in on a flop with second pair and a straight draw against Little's top and bottom pair. Rheem turned a straight and held through the river to seal the deal, jumping to fourth place on the series leaderboard in the quest for the Purple Jacket.

2023 Poker Masters Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Wins Cashes Winnings Points
1st Vladas Tamasauskas 2 3 $506,400 506
2nd Ren Lin 0 2 $273,300 273
3rd Darren Elias 1 1 $223,100 223
4th Chino Rheem 1 1 $218,400 218
5th Aram Zobian 0 1 $171,000 171
6th Eric Baldwin 0 1 $155,200 155
7th Jonathan Little 0 1 $154,700 155
8th Filipp Khavin 0 2 $137,400 138
9th Alex Foxen 0 2 $135,500 136
T-10th Bin Weng 0 2 $133,500 133
T-10th Daniel Rezaei 0 2 $133,500 133

The 2023 Poker Masters series continues through September 26. The series consists of 10 high-stakes poker tournaments, culminating in the $50,000 NL Hold'em finale. The player to accumulate the most PGT leaderboard points during the series will be crowned Poker Masters champion, winning the Purple Jacket and $50,000 championship bonus. For full schedule details, visit pgt.com/schedule.

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