The 2023 Poker Masters continued at the PokerGO Studio from ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Justin Bonomo bagged the chip lead as six players remain in Event #9: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em.
Bonomo holds nearly 45% of the chips in play and leads Orpen Kisacikoglu, Stephen Chidwick, Chino Rheem, Andrew Lichtenberger, and Daniel Rezaei into the final day of play as the six players return at 12 p.m. PT on Monday, September 25 with the delayed final table stream beginning at 1 p.m. PT on PokerGO.
The field of 37 entrants created a prize pool of $925,000 and the top six finishers earned a piece of it. Ren Lin and Chris Brewer were eliminated deep into the tournament before Isaac Haxton became the unfortunate bubble boy. He got his short stack in with ace-nine against Chidwick's king-queen and a queen hit the river to eliminate him. The six remaining players then bagged and tagged to return for the streamed final table on Monday.
Bonomo and Kisacikoglu each notched their second cash of the series. Chidwick and Rezaei each picked up their third cash of the series, while Lichtenberger and Rheem each secured their fourth. Rheem will also have the opportunity to overtake Purple Jacket frontrunner Vladas Tamasauskas on the Poker Masters leaderboard with a victory as the remaining players eye the $333,000 first-place prize, 200 PGT points, and Event #9 trophy.
|2||Justin Bonomo||United States||2,460,000|
|3||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||765,000|
|5||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||425,000|
|6||Chino Rheem||United States||505,000|
When play resumes, there is 8:03 remaining in Level 14 with blinds at 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante. The button is on Justin Bonomo.
Play will resume at 12 p.m. PT on Monday, September 25 and the final table will be streamed on delay starting at 1 p.m. PT on PokerGO.com.
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