Event #5: $10,000 8-Game at the 2022 Poker Masters came to a conclusion on Tuesday, with Nick Guagenti winning the $186,000 first-place prize. Guagenti topped a field of 62 entries to get the victory, including beating Cary Katz in heads-up play.

2022 Poker Masters Event #5 Payouts

Place Player Country Prize
1st Nick Guagenti United States $186,000
2nd Cary Katz United States $124,000
3rd Benjamin Diebold United States $86,800
4th Steve Zolotow United States $62,000
5th Alex Livingston Canada $49,600
6th Jacky Wang China $37,200
7th Brian Rast United States $31,000
8th Matthew Gonzales United States $24,800
9th Andrew Brown United States $18,600

Guagenti's Road To Winning Event #5

Nick Guagenti finished Day 1 second in chips entering Tuesday's live-streamed final table. He trailed only Cary Katz.

Brian Rast was an extreme short stack coming into Day 2 and busted on the first hand. After that, Jacky Wang went out sixth, earning his third cash of the series.

Next to go was Alex Livingston in fifth place, and he picked up 50 points to improve to 147 points on the series. Steve Zolotow fell next, then Benjamin Diebold hit the rail in third place to set up the heads-up match with Guagenti and Katz. At the start of heads-up play, Katz had about a 2-1 chip lead. Katz had 6,050,000 to Guagenti's 3,250,000 to start.

Katz started chipping away and worked to extend his lead to more than 8-1. Then, Guagenti doubled up in a hand of stud eight-or-better, then he doubled again in pot-limit Omaha. On the PLO hand, the money went in on a king-eight-four flop with two clubs. Katz had jack-eight-four-four and Guagenti had ace-ace-nine-eight with two clubs. The river brought Guagenti's flush to give him the double up and pull the match to nearly even.

Guagenti would work his way into the lead before the two saw a ten-nine-three flop. The money went in and it was Guagenti's ace-ace-queen-two against Katz's jack-jack-ten-eight. The turn and river bricked for Katz and he was eliminated in second place.

Ausmus Remains On Top of Poker Masters Leaderboard

With a victory in Event #1 and a seventh-place finish in Event #2, Jeremy Ausmus is still on top of the 2022 Poker Masters series leaderboard with 242 points through five events.

Nick Guagenti is now in sixth place after his win in Event #5, then Cary Katz jumped to seventh with two cashes for 167 points. Alex Livingston is right behind Katz with 147 points from two cashes.

2022 Poker Masters Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Country Points
1st Jeremy Ausmus United States 242
2nd Adam Hendrix United States 216
3rd Ronald Keijzer Netherlands 203
4th Ethan Yau United States 198
5th Nick Schulman United States 191
6th Nick Guagenti United States 186
7th Cary Katz United States 167
8th Alex Livingston Canada 147
T-9th Ben Lamb United States 146
T-9th Erik Seidel United States 146

No Change In Top 10 of PGT Standings

As for the 2022 PGT leaderboard, the top 10 remained unchanged through Event #5 of the 2022 Poker Masters. It's still Stephen Chidwick on top.

2022 PGT Leaderboard Top 10

Place Player Country Points
1st Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom 2,998
2nd Phil Ivey United States 2,974
3rd Alex Foxen United States 2,356
4th Michael Duek Argentina 2,294
5th Jason Koon United States 2,288
6th Espen Jorstad Norway 2,192
7th Danny Tang Hong Kong 2,139
8th Daniel Dvoress Canada 2,003
9th Mikita Badziakouski Belarus 1,936
10th Sean Winter United States 1,761

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