After entering Day 2 of Event #6: $10,000 8-Game at the 2021 Poker Masters with the chip lead, Maxx Coleman won the event for $120,000. Coleman topped a field of 30 entries and finally grabbed a title inside the PokerGO Studio after previously having some close calls. Coleman topped Chad Eveslage in heads-up play to get the victory.

“It feels good,” Coleman said. “This is I think my fourth final table in five events , so to finally get the win feels pretty good.”

Coleman doesn’t play too much no-limit hold’em these days, but he has found success in other variants of the game despite admitting that he’s still learning when it comes to other games. At the 2021 U.S. Poker Open, Coleman placed fifth in Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, fourth in Event #4: $10,000 Big Bet Mix, and second in Event #8: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.

“I find a lot more fun,” Coleman said. “All of these people are too good at no-limit hold’em… I used to play mostly just pot-limit Omaha, but it can get boring playing the same game over and over and over again, so being able to switch games is a lot more fun. There are more opportunities.”

If you’d like to relive all of the action from the final table, you can find the replay on PokerGO.com.

2021 Poker Masters Event #6 Results
Place Name Country Points Prize
1st Maxx Coleman United States 120 $120,000
2nd Chad Eveslage United States 78 $78,000
3rd Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom 48 $48,000
4th Erik Sagstrom Sweden 33 $33,000
5th Jeremy Ausmus United States 21 $21,000

Joining Coleman and Eveslage in the final five were Stephen Chidwick, Erik Sagstrom, and Jeremy Ausmus. Ausmus was the first player to bust, making his second cash of the series after coming in second place in Event #2. Ausmus picked up $21,000.

After Ausmus’ elimination, Sagstrom went out in fourth place. The Swedish high-stakes legend was eliminated by Chidwick and earned $33,000 for the run.

Despite busting Sagstrom in fourth place, Chidwick was the next player out the door. He was all in during a round of no-limit hold’em against Coleman. Chidwick had the and Coleman had him dominated with the . Coleman flopped top two pair and held from there. Chidwick picked up $48,000 in prize money.

Coleman began heads-up play against Eveslage with the chip lead. Coleman had 3.3335 million to Eveslage’s 1.165 million. The two battled for a bit and Eveslage even worked his way into the chip lead, but ultimately it was Coleman to emerge as the victor.

On the final hand, Coleman made a nine-eight-three low in razz to beat Eveslage’s nine-eight-five. Eveslage picked up $78,000 for the finish.

Through six events, Daniel Negreanu remains the leader at the top of the 2021 Poker Masters leaderboard. He has 281 points following his victory in Event #5. Ausmus did improve his standing from 10th place to seventh place with his fifth-place finish in this event. Eveslage moved up to 10th place on the standings.

You can see the top 10 of the 2021 Poker Masters leaderboard below.

2021 Poker Masters Leaderboard
Rank Name Points Wins Cashes Earnings
1st Daniel Negreanu 281 1 2 $281,400
2nd Brock Wilson 272 1 2 $271,800
3rd Sean Perry 239 1 2 $239,200
4th Shannon Shorr 205 1 1 $205,000
5th Adam Hendrix 186 1 1 $186,300
6th Nick Petrangelo 176 0 2 $175,800
7th Jeremy Ausmus 167 0 2 $167,200
8th Jake Schindler 161 0 3 $161,000
9th Jake Daniels 156 0 2 $155,700
10th Chad Eveslage 151 0 2 $151,000

Nothing changed within the top 10 of the PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate leaderboard. It remains Ali Imsirovic in a commanding position at the top.

PokerGO Tour presented by Guaranteed Rate Leaderboard
Rank Name Points Wins Cashes Earnings
1st Ali Imsirovic 3,032 10 24 $3,976,460
2nd Sean Perry 2,260 6 20 $3,129,898
3rd Sam Soverel 1,773 3 19 $2,573,451
4th Cary Katz 1,656 2 20 $2,751,730
5th Sean Winter 1,614 2 16 $2,633,320
6th David Peters 1,540 3 10 $3,074,470
7th Chris Brewer 1,428 2 19 $2,127,320
8th Jake Schindler 1,284 2 14 $1,857,108
9th Andrew Moreno 1,200 1 1 $1,460,105
10th Clayton Maguire 1,200 0 1 $1,443,757
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